Gang attack on Kohilawatta Mosque

By Ariyaratne Ganegoda

The Kohilawatte Mosque, in Sedawatte, was attacked with stones and clubs, around 1:30 p.m. yesterday, by an unidentified gang, resulting in extensive damage, Wellampitiya Police said.

Police said the gang had however fled on being challenged by several persons who had been painting the mosque in preparation for the Ramadan fasting season.

When area residents had informed them, Minister Rishad Bathiudeen,…… Members of Parliament S.M. Marikkar and Mujubur Rahuman, as well as Members of the Western Provincial Council representing the Colombo District, A.J.M. Faisz and Arshad Nizamdeen had rushed to the Mosque to size up the situation.

Wellampitiya Police, using CCTV camera recordings at the Kohilawatte Mosque, are probing the attack. No arrests had been made at the time of writin

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