Sri Lanka, June 12 -- The Delegation of the European Union issuing a statement says that they are deeply concerned by political and religious pressure being directed at Sri Lanka's Muslim community which is undermining peace and reconciliation in the country.

Full statement:

The Delegation of the European Union (EU) issues the following statement in agreement with the embassies of France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania and the UK High Commission, as well as the embassies of Norway and Switzerland.

We are deeply concerned by political and religious pressure being directed at Sri Lanka's Muslim community which is undermining peace and reconciliation in the country. Prejudiced and unsubstantiated allegations repeatedly published by me...