Grandpass Muslim center attacked

police 3       A tense situation was reported in Swarna Chaithya road, Grandpass this evening following a clash between two groups, sources said. A Muslim prayer center (Masjid) Molawatte Muslim Mosque  in Grandpass came under an attack late this evening, the police said.

A group of outsiders had led the attack and  reports from  said that some houses were also attacked and a tense situation had developed.

Police spokesman SP Budhika Siriwardena said that the police has been deployed to investigate the incident.

The Colombo National hospital said that 3 people including 2 policemen were admitted to hospital following the incident.

Last month a group of monks had protested against the mosque at Swarna Chaitiya road and demanded that it be relocated.

The religious leaders had then agreed to relocate the mosque within one month. A spokesperson in Bodu Bala Sena said that the BBS is not involveed in the incident.

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