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The United States Embassy in Colombo said today that it 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,” the embassy said in a statement.

  Comments - 22

  • meranchi Sunday, 11 August 2013 01:34 PM

    what is this any thing happen in sri lanka why us worried this should be serious concern about the country keep off please......i

    5555 Tuesday, 13 August 2013 06:50 AM

    Fastest growing religion in the world.....Muslim s will conquer?.

    DK Monday, 12 August 2013 11:29 AM

    I wouldn't be surprised if the US is fueling the ethnic tension behind the scene to start another civil war and create demand for their war machine! Best all of us down here get along whatever the religion because USA is only loyal to corporate America!

    Lokka Sunday, 11 August 2013 03:44 PM

    How many forigin embassies in SL. Why only US concerned about internal matters of SL. Are these US embassy people from world police.

    cooly Sunday, 11 August 2013 03:43 PM

    Do not trust America, Incident could be influence of USA

    xlntgson Sunday, 11 August 2013 03:19 PM

    Muslim diaspora is forming. China, Japan, Burma are more and more Islamophobic. The West woos Muslims despite world terror fight, paying for their sins, killing civilians!

    Nazeem Sunday, 11 August 2013 02:50 PM

    Dear brothers,
    they are at least talking for us, so respect that please..

    Kay Parker Sunday, 11 August 2013 02:18 PM

    Dinesh you got it wrong . Please follow the Budda's preaching

    Unclesam Sunday, 11 August 2013 02:05 PM

    US has set good example in religious harmony in Iraq!!!

    shakir Sunday, 11 August 2013 01:49 PM

    Dinesh, if you have guts, why don't you visit that place then make your comments.

    premalal Sunday, 11 August 2013 01:44 PM

    US trying to be honest , but they attack the whole Muslim world.

    DHA Sunday, 11 August 2013 09:02 AM

    Since when did US had concern over Muslim ???....

    007 Sunday, 11 August 2013 01:03 PM

    This org that attacked seems to be a new group that is looking for publicity...

    janaka Sunday, 11 August 2013 12:11 PM

    Yes, I agree with you Labby. We all condem the attacks on woeship places, I am sure these have to be answered soon. I can point my finger at few people . Let wait for the momement.

    sadhler Sunday, 11 August 2013 12:08 PM

    relegious intolerance

    CROW Sunday, 11 August 2013 11:51 AM

    100 % RIGHT

    Sim Sunday, 11 August 2013 11:46 AM

    What is happening to our sistacharaya?

    radan Sunday, 11 August 2013 11:40 AM

    Seems like #DHA and Iranga being shameless citizen of this country in their comments. it is astonishing US concerned about the attack before our government do..

    Dinesh Sunday, 11 August 2013 11:30 AM

    It is not a place of worship....Just a building where radical extremism is being preached.....just like Afghanistan.

    Nothing to be concerned of.....

    Labby Sunday, 11 August 2013 11:29 AM

    DHA and Iranga, you should be ashamed of your comments. What is wrong in condemning attacks on places of religious worship, whatever the religion?

    kondebendapucheena Sunday, 11 August 2013 10:51 AM

    Iraq,Syria,Libya,Egypt,Pakistan,Yemen not to mention Afghanistan,No concern nothing just close down of US missions isn't it

    Iranga Sunday, 11 August 2013 09:16 AM

    Crocodile tears by the US towards Muslims...

    Why not stop what you do in Iraq and Afghanistan ?

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