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.
In a letter to the US Secretary of State John Kerry 24 US Congress members expressed growing concerns about Sri Lanka’s “political will and ability” to implement the United Nations Council Resolution on accountability and justice that was co-sponsored by the government last year.
Stressing that there had been “little progress on the key issues o concern to Tamils in the North and East reflected in the text Resolution 30/1,
"With the Sri Lankan government winding back commitments to reconciliation and justice measures, it’s up to the international community to hold them to account," writes Tamil activist Nirmanusan Balasundaram in the Guardian.