Colombo Telegraph

Grandpass Muslim Prayer Centre Attacked, Armed Forces Deployed

Armed forces have been deployed in Grandpass after a well known masjid or Muslim prayer centrein the area was attacked a short while ago. Upto five people injured including two policemen so far, according to reports onsite.

Sihala Ravaya exchanging words with members of the Muslim community in Grandpass last week.

According to eyewitnesses about 10 Buddhist monks suspected to be from the Ravana Balaya group, allegedly attacked the mosque despite the police guard.

The area remains tense after a few houses were also attacked on the Swarna Chaitya road in Grandpass where the mosque is situated.
The attack took place soon after Maghrib or evening prayers, sources told Colombo Telegraph.
The Ravana Balaya group called for its relocation within one month.  Security forces personnel have now been stationed around the mosque to assist the police to keep calm.

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