Muslim traders banned at Dankotuwa market

The Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha has temporarily banned Muslim traders from trading at the Dankotuwa sathi pola (market).

In a letter addressed to residents in Dankotuwa and other relevant authorities, Wennappuwa PS Chairman Susantha Perera stated 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.

Further, he has stated that the decision was taken to guarantee the security of the area.

When contacted, Wennappuwa OIC Chaminda Fernando told The Sunday Morning that it was a decision taken by the Wennappuwa PS Chairman and not by the police.

Asked if there were such security concerns in the area, the OIC noted that the area security had been assured and there was no threat in Wennappuwa.