A peaceful protest was held in Kalmunai town on Friday (March 14) in opposition to the forces conspiring in the UN Human Rights Council against Sri Lanka. Muslims from many villages in the Ampara District participated in the procession.
The march was jointly organised by the Kalmunai Mohideen Jummah Grand Mosque, Kalmunai Anzar Sunnathul Muhammadhiya Jummah Mosque, Islamabath Akber Jummah Mosque including 21 mosques, 3 Traders Associations, 22 Social Services Organisations and 45 sports clubs.
Thousands participated in the protest, shouting slogans against the resolution which is to be moved against Sri Lanka by the United States. Participants in the procession supported the stand taken by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa against the American resolution submitted in Geneva in this month.
The people were carrying national flgs and photographs of President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the procession. They also handed over the memento to the Kalmunai Divisional Secretary. All Mosques Federations President Dr. S.M.A. Azees submitted the memorandum against the American resolution submitted in Geneva to Kalmunai Divisional Secretary I.M. Haniffa.
Another peaceful protest was held in Kalmunai town, in the Eastern Province on March 09 denouncing the attempts to move a resolution against Sri Lanka, at the ongoing UNHRC sessions in Geneva.
The National Rights Organization (NRO) comprising of multi-religious membership, also submitted a letter of protest against the US sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on March 04. The petition addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was handed over to an official at the office of the UN Representative in Colombo.