15 May 2019

Nationwide curfew imposed after anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka


A nationwide curfew has been imposed in Sri Lanka for a third night after a wave of anti-Muslim violence left one person dead and dozens of shops and mosques destroyed.

The Sri Lankan government today said that hardline Buddhist groups were probably behind the violence and that following more than 70 arrests, calm has been restored.

Tensions have been high in the island nation since the Easter Sunday attacks by suicide bombers who struck two Catholic and one Protestant church and three luxury hotels.