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U.S. Embassy Concerned over Grandpass Mosque Attack

August 11, 2013

The United States Embassy is concerned by the attack on Grandpass Mosque on August 10.  This incident is particularly troubling in light of a number of recent attacks against the Muslim community in Sri Lanka. Targeting any place of worship should never be permitted and we urge calm from all sides.  We call for prosecution of perpetrators in this attack and an end to religious-based violence.  The right of all Sri Lankans to practice the religion of their choice should be protected.