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Finally the crescent is sighted in many parts of SriLanka amid controversy

The crescent has been sighted in many parts of Sri Lanka according to many social media accounts marking an end to Ramadan and triggering Eid Celebrations in Sri Lanka.

This was after many uncertainties over the past few days when Sri Lankan clerics association, the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulema (ACJU) decided that the country should fast the 29th of Ramadan, convening after breaking fast yesterday.

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Drama had unfolded after that as public from different parts of the country started alerting the nearby mosques citing that the new moon was visible and therefore it was mandatory that the country needed to celebrate the Eid, the festival depicting the end of the Ramadan fasting month.

The final decision will be taken tonight after the convening of the moon sighting committee in the grand mosque.

Some commentators have questioned if the moon was in fact the new moon as it seemed very visible and from many parts of the island. This observation will surely question the beleaguered ACJU further on why they decided not to accept evidence from many accounts yesterday who said they witnessed sighting the moon.

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