Protests and Harthals are being observed island wide against the American produced inflammatory video that has offended many Muslims and others around the world.
Muslim devotees in Batticaloa closed down shops in the area since morning today and are engaged in the Harthal.
Co chairman of the Inter-Religious Alliance for National Unity Al-Haj Hassan Moulana expressing his views to our news team noted that Harthals will be observed in the rest of the island subsequent to this afternoon's prayers.
Meanwhile the American Embassy in Sri Lanka issued a media release deploring the publication of the video in dispute.
In its release the US embassy went onto say that it vehemently condemns
the contents of the video & it's message.
Us Embassy Spokesperson Christopher Keel expressing his views to our news
team in this regard expressed the following views.