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Demolition of Dambulla Mosque means loss of Muslim support to govt

By Latheef Farook

Prime Minister D.M. Dayaratne’s order to demolish a 65 year old mosque in Dambulla and instead build a mosque in another place strikes at the very root of religious freedom .It also shocked and hurt the island’s Muslim community.

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Responding to the order and expressing the community’s mood Muslim Congress Secretary and parliamentarian Hassen Ali said the “community will not accept a mosque in another place even if it was built of gold”. [click here to read in full on Demolition of Dambulla Mosque Means Loss of Muslim Support to Govt]

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