Demo against Muslim prayer center

The Dehiwala protest (C)

A demonstration was staged in Dehiwala today by a group of Buddhist monks against a Muslim prayer center in the area.

The demonstrators alleged that animals were being slaughtered at the prayer center.

However the owners of the prayer center rubbished the claims.

The police were later called in to calm the situation and provide protection for the prayer center.

The latest incident comes just weeks after some monks in Dambulla staged a protest against a mosque and wanted it shut.

However the government allowed the mosque to remain at its current location.


(Report by Menaka Indrakumar for Colombo Gazette)