Buddhists attack mosques, Muslim property in Sri Lanka

Colombo

A curfew had to be temporarily imposed in central Sri Lanka after Buddhist mobs attacked a mosque and burned shops and houses belonging to Muslims.
The police curfew, which was imposed in the Kandy district on Monday, was lifted early on Tuesday, according to police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara. The spokesman said that security had, however, been tightened in the Teldeniya and Digana areas even as the situation had been brought under control. The mob violence started on Monday after a man from the majority ethnic Sinhalese population.—Agencies

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