A group of unidentified persons carried out an attack on a mosque in Jaffna in the early hours of Saturday morning, in a spate of attacks carried out on Muslims places of worship and businesses across the island.
The Uthayan reported that the attack left the windows of the Kamaal Mosque in Navanthurai shattered.
The attack comes as several other Muslim establishments came under attack, with the flagship No Limit store in Panadura set ablaze in an alleged arson attack.
The United Kingdom said that it will continue to monitor the situation of detainees held by the Sri Lankan government under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, and would "raise issues of ongoing concern with the Sri Lankan government".
A Sri Lankan government minister stated that the government would be granted the European Union’s GSP+ trade concessions in June 2016.
Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrema told parliament today that with the expected reinstatement of the concessions,
Several members of Sri Lanka's opposition have expressed their "serious" concern at the government move to partially lift a ban on Tamil diaspora organisations, claiming that the security of the island was now at risk.
The former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday urged the Sri Lankan police to ensure the Tamil Eelam flag was not hoisted in the North ahead of Tamil national remembrance day (Maaveerar Naal) on November 27.