The government has taken the stance that the fire which gutted the NOLIMIT store was a result of an electrical system issue, The Colombo Telegraph learns.
The stance comes prior the release of the analysts report and only a few hours after the building which was the flagship store of the Muslim owned clothing chain was gutted,
However, sources on the ground told Colombo Telegraph that they heard ” several explosions” between 2.45 and 3.00 AM. At least three eye witnesses said that they say ” people running away from the store” during the time.
The General Manager of the NOLIMIT chain said that the entire building possesses a highly sophisticated and technologically advanced electrical system and dismissed the claim that the fire was a result of the an electrical short.
The Colombo Telegraph was the first to break the news of the fire in the wee hours of the morning today.
The No Limit chain had come under severe verbal abuse, and thereafter attack by mobs, following the targeted abuse by Galagoda atthe Gnanasara.
Gnansara called for the boycotting of the business establishment by the Sinhalese while abusing the business with vitriolic rhetoric.
The Websites of Sri Lankas leading English and Sinhala Daily’s were the first to carry out the version of a “suspected electric short”. Both papers have been non committal on the violence unleashed on the Muslims with no mention about the damages to lives and property.
Last year disturbing images have surfaced on an anti-Muslim Facebook page, that show rotten egg assaults on persons carrying shopping bags from a clothing chain vilified by hardline Sinhala groups carrying out a sustained campaign against Muslim enterprises.
The Facebook page, called Athugal Pura Sinha Pataw highlights the images of a man and a woman following an assault with eggs holding No Limit bags. The group’s motto is “Konda pana athi niyama sinhalayanta pamanai” (Exclusively for Sinhalese with a backbone)
Posted under the title Kurunegala Pursuit and Attack with Rotten Eggs and says “If you go to NOLIMIT or Fashion Bug we will attack. If you have their bags in your hand we will attack. And that is not all. Those who betray the race, even if they have police protection will be attacked with rotten eggs today, feces tomorrow.”