Grandpass Mosque attacked

A Mosque (Masjid) in Grandpass came under an attack late this evening, the police said.
Reports from the area said that some houses were also attacked and a tense situation had developed.
Area residents said that a mob of over 100 people took part in the attack.
Police spokesman SP Budhika Siriwardena said that the police has been deployed to investigate the incident.
The Colombo National hospital said that 3 people including 2 policemen were admitted to hospital following the incident.
Last month a group of monks had protested against the mosque at Swarna Chaitiya road and demanded that it be relocated.
The religious leaders had then agreed to relocate the mosque within one month. (Colombo Gazette)