A Muslim-owned shop in Wikerama, Nugegoda was petrol bombed on Tuesday night.
The latest arson attack is one of a series of escalating attacks on Muslim businesses in Sri Lanka.
A member of the Muslim Council in Sri Lanka, speaking to Colombo Telegraph said,
“While the President is talking about discussions among religious leaders to resolve ethnic conflicts, the Muslim economy is being set on fire on a daily basis. The president must immediately order the arrest of those arsonists or force the IGP to resign if he cannot do his job.”
See below for a list of attacks against the Muslim community over the past 5 weeks. List produced by Colombo Telegraph.
16th April, 2017 – Petrol Bombs thrown at shops in Godapitiya
20th April, 2017 – Land Grab at Irrakamam in Mayakkali
25th April 2017 – Incitement by Ven. Gnanasara Thero in Irrakamam.
8th May 2017 – Inciting violence against Myanmar Boat People
10th May 2017 – Vesak celebrations
May 14th 2017 – Theratening Muslims in Onegama in Pollonaruwa
15th May 2017 – Attack on the Muslim Village of Selvanagar in the Trincomalee District.
15th May.2017 – A fire had broken in Panadura Mosque .
15th May 2017 – Masked men attack Kohilawatta Ibrahim Jumma Mosque –
16th May 2017 – Insults Allah:
16th May 2017 – Attack on Muslim Selva Nagar in Thoppur
16th May 2017 – Gang Attacks Kohilawatte Mosque
May 17 2017 – Two Shops In Panadura Attacked
May 18th 2017 – Last Chance Electrical showroom burnt
21st May 2017 – Mallawapitiya mosque in Kurunegala attacked
21st May 2017 – A Cosmetic Shop in Elpitiya burnt.
22nd May 2017 – A leather Store in Wijerama Junction, Maharagama set on fire.