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EU and diplomatic missions express solidarity with Muslim community in Sri Lanka

The Heads of Mission of the European Union, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and Switzerland visited the Dewatagaha Mosque on Friday to express solidarity with leaders of Si Lanka’s Muslim community.

Speaking at the mosque, EU Ambassador Tung-Lai Margue said,

“Sri Lankans know all too well the consequences of religious and ethnic hatred. These reprehensible actions are intended to sow discord at a time when national reconciliation and tolerance is moving forward. It is important that the Government and the Police ensure that there is no impunity for hate crimes. It is important that religious communities are at the forefront of efforts to promote understanding and oppose the spreading of hate.”

The visit comes in light of a rise in recent attacks on Muslim businesses and places of worship.

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