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Protest in Matugama, Kalutara District
Subsequently a group of Buddhists carried out a protest in the Matugama town on the 8th November They had delivered a petition to the Divisional Secretary naming various Christian churches in the area. They had stated that the patience and tolerance of Buddhists regarding the activities of Christian fundamentalists was reaching an end and they had threatened that there was a possibility of violence similar to the riots of 1915 (which was against Muslims), unless immediate action was taken to put an end to the actions of the fundamentalists. The protestors had also distributed handbills calling upon Buddhists to rise up against the churches in the area.