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Right to practice the religion of people's choice should be protected - US Embassy

2013 Aug 13

The US Embassy in Colombo says, issuing a communique, that it is concerned by the attack on the mosque in Grandpasss.

While urging calm from all sides the US Embassy in Colombo notes that targeting any place of worship should never be permitted.
The US Embassy calls for the prosecution of perpetrators in this attack and an end to religious-based violence.

The Embassy notes that this incident is particularly troubling in light of a number of recent attacks against the Muslirn community in Sri l anka.

The communique concludes by noting that the right of all Sri Lankans to practice the religion of their choice should be protected.

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