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OIC: Sri Lanka must bring perpetrators of anti-Islamic violence to justice

The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr Iyad Ameen Madani, today, expressed serious concern over recent attacks against Muslims in Sri Lanka, calling for those responsible to face justice.

A press brief by the organisation read,

"The reports of several fatalities and dozens injured as well as attacks on homes, businesses and mosques are deeply regrettable. "

“The recent attacks appear to follow a rising trend of violence instigated by extremists which is spreading fear and mistrust among the population.“

“While appealing for calm and peaceful relations between the communities, Mr Madani urged the authorities to enforce the rule of law, investigate the incidents and bring the perpetrators to justice. “

“The Secretary General expressed the hope that every possible effort would be exerted by the Sri Lankan authorities to prevent further escalation of violence.”

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