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Tung-Lai Margue

Sri Lanka pressed over anti-Muslim hate crimes

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka-based Western diplomats on Thursday urged Colombo to investigate a wave of anti-Muslim violence in the Buddhist-majority island following repeated arson attacks targeting shops, mosques and a cemetery in the past month. The European Union delegation chief Tung-Lai Margue urged the government to ensure perpetrators were prosecuted swiftly as the envoys visited a mosque in Sri Lanka's capital to express solidarity with Muslims in the wake of the attacks. "It is important that the government and the…