Sri Lanka town under curfew after anti-Muslim attacks

Sri Lanka town under curfew after anti-Muslim attacks

5/12/2019

Sri Lanka town under curfew after anti-Muslim attacks

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan troops in a northern town fired shots into the air and police imposed a curfew Sunday after mobs attacked a mosque, in renewed rel...

: Sri Lankan troops in a northern town fired shots into the air and police imposed a curfew Sunday after mobs attacked a mosque, in renewed religion tensions in the wake of the Easter terror attacks.

Gunasekera said the Muslim man who posted the comment has been arrested. He said the curfew would be lifted at dawn on Monday.

Last week, there were similar tensions at a town between Colombo and Chilaw where an argument between two men degenerated into religious violence leaving three people wounded.

Muslims make up around 10% of Buddhist-majority Sri Lanka’s 21 million population and Christians about 7.6%. —

Read more: theSun

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