Foreign Minister To Answer Muslim Countries On Aluthgama Clashes

External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris is to present a detailed report to diplomats of Muslim countries on clashes occurred in Beruwala, Aluthgama , Dharga Town and several other parts of the country. 
 
This move comes in the wake of several Muslim countries warning the Sri Lankan government to take immediate action against what they term as attacks on the Muslim community of Sri Lanka. 
 
"I will brief the ambassadors and high commissioners of all the Muslim countries - Scapegoated'Snot only those from  the Gulf region, but also from other Muslim countries such as Indonesia, Pakistan and Turkey," The External Affairs Minister has told the 'Daily Mirror' newspaper today. 
 
He had also lamented that there was a great deal of misinformation pertaining to the clashes in Aluthgama, Beruwala and Dharga Town. 
 
It was reported that Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Turkey, UAE, Saudi arabia, and Qatar - through their diplomatic missions in Colombo - have strongly urged the government to bring anti-Mulsim clashes to an end. 

Some of the countries have stated that if and when they revise Visa regulations pertaining to Sri Lanka that would affect a large number of Sri Lankan expatriate workers presently working in their countries.

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