There was a Mosque burnt in Anuradhapura last October (2012). The perpetrators of this crime have not been identified as yet. But last week, an extremist group of Buddhist monks went to that area and protested to remove the mosque from that area. They argue that the area is a sacred area for Buddhists.
While they protested the district agent came there and made a statement that he would remove the mosque within three months. But he did not consult the Muslims who lived in the area before making this statement. And also this extremist group has forced all Muslims in this area to flee.
And again yesterday (9th January 2012) early morning (2.00 am) some unknown elements came and attacked this mosque. Now this mosque and 42 Muslim families who live in this area are in a bad situation.