Because of the dire threats held out by a group of JHU
extremists to close a Muslim religious mosque immediately , the `Madrasa` at Fathima Mawatha , Dehiwala which had been conducting religious activities for the last ten years was forced to be closed down yesterday.
The Muslim residents of the area are in bitter resentment over this , and tension is taut following this JHU atrocity. Police have been deployed in the vicinity of the mosque.
Prayers have been conducted in this mosque five times a day and an Ahadiya religious School had also been functioning in it. The Hela Urumaya marauders have gone to the mosque and threatened the mosque incumbents with death if they do not heed them.
The former Presidential advisor on Muslim affairs and UPFA national list M .P. A H M Azwar stays down this Fathima Mawatha where the mosque is situated. The Muslims of the area are thoroughly disillusioned since , this Muslim advisor is dumbfounded and remaining silent after being fully aware of the unlawful and racial hatred stoking activities of the Hela Urumaya extremists.