Residents say the temple bells in the nearby Buddhist temple rang out before the Grandpass Muslim Prayer Centre attack took place this evening. The residents said the crowd of about 10 monks and at least 50 people gathered at the temple. Ravana Balaya has denied involvement in the attack and residents claim many of the monks were from the area temple.Upto five people injured including two policemen so far.
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.