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* Sri Lankan Muslims protest in Colombo against illegal transfer of burial ground lands
Sat, Dec 28, 2013, 12:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 28, Colombo: A group of Muslims in Sri Lanka have commenced an agitation campaign against an allegedly illegal transfer of lands belonging to the Muslim burial ground in Maligawatte.

The group held a protest in Maligawatte demanding the block of land of the burial ground that has been illegally transferred to a private company.

The protestors claimed that the 19 perch block of land was transferred with the help of governing party members in the area.

United National Party (UNP) Western provincial Councilor Mujibur Rahman and JVP chief ministerial candidate for the Western Provincial Council, K.D. Lalkantha also joined the protestors.

The opposition politicians demanded the illegal construction being carried out in the land to be stopped immediately.

They said the protests will continue until the authorities intervene and return the land belonging to the burial ground to the mosque and the people.

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