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No Limit clothing store in Panadura was destroyed by fire today morning (June 21). While many believe it was a deliberate attack since the shop is owned by a Muslim businessman police claim that the fire was either caused by an electric spark or an undoused cigarette butt.
Muslim businessmen in Vavuniya have decided to close their shops today
(June 19) protesting the incidents in Aluthgama. However all
institutions owned by Tamils, including shops, offices and other
establishments, are open. Commenting on their decision representatives
of Vavuniya Muslim Traders Association said that they strongly condemn
the attacks on Muslims in Aluthgama and that the government should
arrest everyone who is taking steps to destroy the peace which now
prevails in the country.