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* Sri Lankan minister warns of another communal problem if anti-Muslim campaign continued
Thu, Feb 14, 2013, 09:17 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 14, Colombo: Senior Minister for Urban Affairs of Sri Lanka A. H. M. Fowzie warns that a continuation of the anti-Muslim campaign that has recently taken off in the country could result in another communal problem.

He said that the current issue over the anti-Muslim campaign launched by some extremist forces must be approached very carefully in order to ensure that there would not be any kind of provocation on either side.

"The Muslims have had good relations with the Sinhalese Buddhists. But there has been a sudden change," he noted.

However, he has expressed hope that the campaign would not continue since such a scenario could lead to another communal problem.

"We are just recovering from 30 years of war. Another communal problem would prevent us from enjoying the hard won peace and the development work," the Minister warned.

He added that the government has taken action to safeguard all religions in the country.



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