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One of my reasons I don't like religion in Buddhism it brings the fundamentalism in EVERYONE!!
Sri Lankan officials have decided to demolish a mosque and a Hindu temple after a group of Buddhist monks and their supporters demanded their removal from a Buddhist sacred area.
Ruling party MP Lakshman Perera said on Monday the places of worship and other buildings will be relocated to sites outside the designated sacred zone within six months and Muslim politicians had accepted the plan.
Thousands of Buddhist monks and lay supporters stormed the mosque in the central Sri Lankan town of Dambulla on Friday, saying it was constructed illegally.
They forced their way into the building and damaged some furniture, dispersing only after officials promised a solution on Monday.
Mohamed Saleemdeen, a board member of the mosque, denied it was an illegal building and said it had been there long before the area was declared a sacred zone about 20 years ago.
He said his father and grandfather were officials at the mosque.
Buddhism is Sri Lanka's state religion and monks wield power in political and social affairs.