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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Saturday’s attack on Masjidul Rahuman Mosque in Beruwela :History created as 131 remanded for one incident

For the first time in recent history of the Sri Lankan judiciary, a total of 131 suspects were remanded in connection with a high profile single criminal case.

Kalutara Chief Magistrate Anura Seneviratne remanded 28 suspects on Sunday and Additional Magistrate Ms Shanthani Dias remanded another 103 yesterday. All of them were arrested in connection with the attack on the Masjidul Rahuman Mosque at Beruwela on Saturday.

The suspects were produced by the Beruwela Police and they were remanded to fiscal custody till August 6. According to Police, the suspects belong to all strata of the Muslim community and included some respected Islamic religious dignitaries.

Two people were killed in the attack, 12 others sustained serious injuries and were admitted to hospital while over one hundred push cycles and motor cycles were burnt and considerable damage caused to the Rahuman Mosque building.

A Police curfew was imposed in certain areas in Beruwela on from 6.00 a.m. on Sunday as the situation was getting out of control from Saturday night onwards. The curfew was lifted at 6.00 a.m. on Monday. Police said the situation was well under control yesterday but they have tightened security with additional policemen pressed into service from adjoining Police stations since they did not want to take any risk.

The trouble began after a sermon by an Imam (cleric) on Friday after Jumma prayers at the nearby Buhari Mosque where the planned Islamic religious festivities to be conducted at the Beruwela Rahuman Mosque on the following day came under criticism.

According to Police sources, inter religious rivalry between two Muslim groups that had been precipitating in several predominantly Muslim areas in the country since last year culminated in Saturday’s clashes.

Apparently instigated by this sermon, a crowd of Muslims in the area had raided the Rahuman Mosque in Beruwela during festivities on Saturday morning, creating havoc causing the deaths of two and destruction to mosque property and vehicles belonging to those who attended the festivities.

Following this incident, sporadic violence erupted at various places in Beruwela and Police were compelled to impose the curfew.

Certain Muslim politicians believe that a powerful group of ultra rich Muslims in an oil rich Gulf State was behind this turmoil that began last year at Kattankudy in the East.

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