Muslim Refugees Protest In Beruwala Against Government

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A group of Muslims have staged a protest in front of a refugee camp in Beruwala after the government asked them to return to their houses when the curfew was lifted this morning. 

The group who are staging the protest claim that their houses have been damaged and they have no place to return to. They also demand the government to ensure security in the area as violence could erupt at any moment in the absence of strong security measures. 
 
When contacted by Asian Mirror, a senior police officer in the area said security has been beefed up with the assistance of Army and the Police Special Task Force. Police also said further inquiries are being conducted to arrest those who were involved in violent activities on Sunday night. 
 
A large number of houses and shops that were damaged due to violence are yet to be repaired. The government has advised authorities to provide relief services to those who were affected by the clashes in Aluthgama, Beruwala and Dharga town.
 
Meanwhile, reporters in the area said a considerable number of Muslims still live with their friends and relatives without returning to houses.
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