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* No violence in Sri Lanka as anticipated after the Jumma prayers on Friday
Fri, Jun 20, 2014, 11:52 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 20, Colombo: Despite anticipated violence, Sri Lanka remained mostly peaceful across the country after the Jumma prayers in mosques today.

Muslim religious organizations and moderate civil society movements in the Muslim society used the Jumma prayers and orations to preach patience among the Muslims.

Most Muslims walked home peacefully after prayers amid the beefed up security. No adverse incidents were reported from many parts of the island.

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Minister of Justice Rauf Hakeem upheld the peaceful protests held today island wide against the communal violence in Beruwala and Aluthgama earlier this week.

Many Muslim shops in the towns were seen closed today. The peaceful hartal was successful mostly in the Muslim dominated towns in the Eastern Province, sources said.

The government anticipated violence and beefed up security island wide focusing on Muslim dominated areas.

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