UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Una McCauley said that last week Sri Lanka celebrated Vesak and this week the teaching of the Lord Buddha are being drowned out.
She urged the Government and the people of Sri Lanka to stand united against those inciting hatred.
Her statement followed a spate of attacks targeting Muslim property, including mosques and business establishments.
The US and UN envoys in Colombo had also spoken out against the incidents.
Meanwhile, a Muslim Civil Society delegation met Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan today and briefed him on the threats faced by the Muslim community in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)