Ampara Town Jummah Mosque and properties attacked

February 27, 2018 

After a video on social media purporting to show a Muslim man admitting to mixing “sterilisation pills” in the food of 03 Sinhalese men went viral across social media, mobs attacked and destroyed 04 Muslim-run businesses (including the restaurant where the incident began), burnt two vehicles, and destroyed several motorcycles parked outside the Ampara Jumma Mosque. The mob also attacked the Mosque and properties belonging to the Mosque and burnt copies of the Quran. 03 Muslim individuals were physically assaulted and had to be hospitalised.

The Police did not immediately respond to the situation but were deployed a few hours later, along with the Special Task Force (STF) to maintain the peace