Multi religious leaders have strongly deplored the violence unleashed by Western countries on the Muslim world.
A protest was staged against western influence opposite the Jumma Mosque in Kollupitiya. It was jointly organized by the World Muslim Organization and the Inter Religious Organization. They walked towards the US Embassy in Colombo denouncing the attacks unleashed brutally by the Western nations including the United States on the Muslim community. A group including religious leaders and Western Province Governor Alavi Moulana joined in this agitation.