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TNA and TNPF protest in Jaffna against attacks on Muslims

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A protest against the recent attacks on Muslims in Aluthgama, took place in Jaffna today, including a cross-party groups from the TNA and TNPF, as well as local Muslim organisations, reports Uthayan.

Protestors called for the Sri Lankan government to bring those responsible for the attacks and killings to justice.

The TNA MP S. Sritharan, the TNPF leader Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, the NPC Minister of Agriculture, P Ayngaranesan, and the TNPF General Secretary S. Kajendran, as well as many others.

Protesters shouted slogans and held placards reading: "Will ethnic cleansing bring reconciliation?", "We do not want another Black July" and "people of Aluthgama, Peruvalai need justice".

See our earlier posts:

Tamil groups condemn attacks against Muslims, call for justice

Muslims in Sri Lanka call on UN to investigate ongoing rights abuses

Over 1,000 Muslim-owned shops close in Colombo to protest attacks

Hundreds protest in Tamil Nadu against Sinhala mob attack on Muslims

Give me a Muslim girl to marry, for the sake of national unity – Minister Mervyn Silva

Monk attacked again for supporting Muslims



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