Saturday, April 21, 2012

Buddhist extremists' attack against a mosque in Sri Lanka shatters harmony with Muslims

Sinhala Buddhist extremists in Dambulla, Sri Lanka reportedly have demolished Masjidul Khaira mosque which has been in Dambulla for over 50 years. However, no photo of the demolition was available in internet. 

Ada Derana website reported that the Divisional Secretary of Dambulla Lakshmi Senevirathna promised the mob led by Buddhist monks that was occupying the mosque that the mosque would be demolished on April 23 since it was an illegal construction, a fact challenged by other persons and organizations. She has reportedly prevented religious observances there. 

According to Daily Mirror, the All Ceylon Jammiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) sent an urgent letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to bring normalcy and restraint in the Dambulla area after the tense situation which arose following an incident involving a Mosque and prevention of Friday prayers.

Opposition United National Party (UNP) MP Kabir Hashim blamed the government for abetting the mob and said that the government had forgotten the Muslim leaders that rallied to support of the Middle East nations to vote against the resolution against the country at the UNHRC. 

Muslims are a small minority in the town which is claimed by Buddhists as a sacred area. The temple in the town has historical value and a booming tourism business. 

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