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 67 year old ethnic problem in Sri Lanka remains unsolved, said the Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran in a meeting with Representatives Co-operatives Movement and Former Organisations.
The international media mission addressing the Jaffna Press Club at the conclusion of their visit. Photograph: Tamil Guardian
There remain “significant challenges” to media freedom in Sri Lanka said an international media mission,
The Sri Lankan government said it requested the assistance from the World Bank, India, the US and the UK to investigate financial fraud committed by the previous government under Mahinda Rajapaksa, Xinhua reported.
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) met the UN Under-Secretary General for Politcal Affairs Jeffrey Feltman to discuss issues of land appropriation issues and Sri Lanka’s proposition of a domestic probe into the armed conflict in Sri Lanka,