Sri Lanka orders mosque move after Buddhist protest




 
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Sri Lanka orders mosque move after Buddhist protest
 
April 22nd, 2012  
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Sri Lanka orders mosque move after Buddhist protest
COLOMBO (Reuters) - The Sri Lankan government ordered a mosque relocated on Sunday after Buddhist monks said the 50-year-old structure had been built illegally in an area sacred to Buddhists and threatened to demolish it. The monks in the island nation's central town of Dambulla protested against the mosque on Friday, stopping the Islamic prayers, and threatened violence if it was not removed. They also have asked that a Hindu temple in the area be removed. ...

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