Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 02:07
By Sudha Ramachandran, Asia Times, 02 April 2012 - BANGALORE - Sri Lanka's Muslim community is insecure and angry. - A mosque in the central town of Dambulla was attacked with petrol bombs and vandalized around 10 days ago by a mob led by radical Buddhist monks. To add insult to injury, the government has bowed to the mob's demand and ordered the mosque's demolition and relocation. Muslims say the mosque is about 60 years old. The monks insist it was built after 1982 when the government declared the area to be a "Buddhist sacred area". They allege that the mosque is an "illegal structure".