Post-Riot Situation Report (Central Province) Sri Lanka – 08/03/2018

نویسنده :

Violent attacks by extreme group of mobs with hardline monks on constant widespread even though the state of emergency imposed with active curfew.

 

It is witnessed that mobs involve in attacks were deployed in vehicles covering the faces, carrying brutal weapons and entered into the Muslim resident areas and anonymously started attacks.


Houses were attacked in daylight and Muslims were forcibly expelled to save their lives while the curfew was imposed on 07/03/2018 Morning in several areas, according to survived victims who are in camps as homeless at present.

Below the details of the areas and losses incurred to Muslims due to the ongoing Anti-Muslim attacks.

 

 

Ambathenna

 

 

Houses (Fully Burnt)

03

Houses (Partially Damaged)

12

Businesses Fully Burnt

01

Mosques (Fully Damaged)

01

Vehicles (Fully Burnt)

10

 

 

 

 

8th Mile Post - Akurana

 

Houses (Fully Burnt)

-

Houses (Partially Damaged)

01

Businesses Fully Burnt

08

Businesses Partially Damaged

10

Mosques (Fully Damaged)

01

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pangollamada - Akurana

 

 

Houses (Fully Burnt)

-

Houses (Partially Damaged)

10

Businesses Fully Burnt

-

Mosques (Fully Damaged)

01

Vehicles (Fully Burnt)

-

 

 

 

Kasawatta - Akurana

 

Houses (Fully Burnt)

01

Houses (Partially Damaged)

-

Businesses Fully Burnt

01

Mosques (Fully Damaged)

-

Vehicles (Fully Burnt)

-

 

 

 

Endaruthena – Katugastota *

 

Houses (Fully Burnt)

05

Houses (Partially Damaged)

50

Businesses Fully Burnt

02

Mosques (Fully Damaged)

01

Vehicles (Fully Burnt)

01

Displaced Families

75

 

* Approximately 450 Muslims were Displaced and temporarily sheltered in Endaruthenna Muslim Vidiyalaya.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dingiriyadeniya - Katugastota

 

Houses (Fully Burnt)

01

Houses (Partially Damaged)

-

Businesses Fully Burnt

-

Mosques (Fully Damaged)

-

Vehicles (Fully Burnt)

-

 

 

4th Mile Post – Kurunegala Road

 

Houses (Fully Burnt)

-

Houses (Partially Damaged)

01

Businesses Fully Burnt

08

Mosques (Attacked)

01

Vehicles (Fully Burnt)

-

 

 

Poogoda - Gampaha

 

Houses (Fully Burnt)

-

Houses (Partially Damaged)

-

Businesses Fully Burnt

04

Businesses (Damaged)

01

Vehicles (Fully Burnt)

-

 

 

Findings

 

  • Endaruthena Muslims who are temporarily sheltered in the school are literally homeless and unable to return to normal life at immediate cause since the houses are not suitable to reside without repair and reconstruction.
     
  • Violence and attacks on 07/03/2018 were carried out during daytime while the security forces were deployed and curfew was enacted.
     
  • Security forces failed to respond to violence reporting and delayed to arrive to spots.
     
  • Mobs were face-covered and carried brutal weapons.
     
  • All those are affected by the attacks and consequences need basic needs to be fulfilled. i.e Food, Sanitary, Clothes, Baby cares.