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Court reverses decision to ban Muslim traders in Dankotuwa market

The Marawila Magistrate today reversed a decision taken to ban Muslim traders at the Dankotuwa weekly market.

The Magistrate ordered that traders of all communities be allowed to conduct trading at the weekly market.

The Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha had earlier banned Muslim traders from trading at the Dankotuwa weekly market.

Wennappuwa PS Chairman Susantha Perera had said that the decision was taken after considering a petition submitted to him by residents and traders in Dankotuwa claiming that they did not feel safe trading together with Muslim traders.