Oct 02, Colombo: Muslim parliamentarians in Sri Lanka are to meet on October 9th to discuss the relocation of Muslims residing in the Dambulla sacred area in the North Central Province.
Muslims residing in the Dambulla sacred area have been sent letters by the Urban Development Authority (UDA) last week asking them to vacate their homes and shops within two weeks.
They have been promised alternate lands on the Kandalama Road.
Dambulla sacred area is where the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site Dambulla Cave Temple, also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla, located.
Senior Minister for Urban Development, A.H.M. Fowzie has said the Muslims in Dambulla have complained to him about the letter sent by the UDA.
He has noted that the Muslim parliamentarians would meet on the 9th to discuss on how to address the issues of Muslims in the Dambulla sacred area.
According to Fowzie, the controversial Muslim mosque allegedly located within the Dambulla sacred area has not yet been marked for removal, but it would be better to discuss the issue.