Beware of the “Ides of March” (March 15th) was the warning given to Julius Caesar who was assassinated on that day by a Roman cabal including Cassius and dear Friend Brutus.To the Muslim population of Historic Kandy the D-day is March 17 2013!Tension mounts amidst the Muslim people of Kandy as the day draws near. Feelings of insecurity rise as the Bodhu Bala Sena has organized a rally in Kandy on Sunday March 17th.
When I spoke on the telephone to some Muslim friends in Kandy I was informed that the community was indeed worried and concerned. Although the Muslims in Kandy feel that nothing untoward would happen on Sunday, there is indeed anxiety over the impending Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS) rally. Preparatory moves undertaken for the rally aggravate this feeling of insecurity further. Many BBS ”top guns” are expected to Boom in Kandy on Sunday