BBC:Sri Lanka Buddhist monk dies after self-immolation

A Buddhist monk who set himself alight as an act of protest has died of his injuries in Sri Lanka.

Bowatte Indarathana was protesting against the slaughter of cattle and the alleged conversion of Buddhists by the country’s minority faiths.

He set himself on fire on Saturday outside the country’s holiest shrine – the Temple of the Tooth in the central city of Kandy.

The government condemned media outlets showing shocking video of the incident.