Anti-Muslim riots claim first death, nationwide curfew imposed

Mosques Attacked In Sri Lanka Town After Facebook Row Curfew Imposed

A Muslim man was killed and dozens of shops and mosques were destroyed in fresh communal violence in Sri Lanka in the worst unrest since Easter Sunday bombings which killed almost 260 people. The man, 42, was identified as Mohammed Ameer Mohammed Sally by a resident who helped transport him to hospital.

Police and troops fought off hundreds of rioters in at least six towns earlier Monday with teargas.

"When we try to come out of our house, police tell us to stay inside".

Police imposed a countrywide curfew until from 9 p.m.to 4 a.m., spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe sending a message through his official Twitter account asked the public to be calm and not be influenced by false information. They added that "the Government needs to give the example that it will not tolerate the spread of prejudice and hate among groups within its population". In addition to the police, the Special Task Force (STF) has been deployed to provide security to the area and to maintain law and order.

The blockade of Facebook and WhatsApp has been imposed form midnight following violent incidents between the minority Muslim and majority Sinhalese communities, officials said.

"The Special Advisers noted a recent spate of attacks against Muslim and Christian communities in Sri Lanka, a majority Buddhist country". They were extended across the country on Monday after more riots.

Curfews were previously limited to specific areas where attacks had taken place, including Puttalam, Kurunegala and Gamphala districts near Colombo. "There can be no room for terrorism in this country - not for the terrorism that bombs churches, and not for the terrorism that attacks mosques", he said in a statement.

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Authorities suspect lakes and wells are being used as hiding places to hide weapons. Since Sunday, violence against Muslims has been on the upsurge.

However, a larger mob of around 1,300 people returned on Monday.

Security forces fired tear gas to disperse mobs in several parts of the province on the second day of violence, which also saw many Muslim-owned buildings and mosques ransacked.

Military spokesman Sumith Atapattu said people in the mostly Buddhist district then demanded the men's release.

"They destroyed and burned Korans, broke every glass window and door and urinated on the water storage which Muslims used to take ablution", he said. Their lawyers were not immediately available for comment.

"While there have been damaged to property, no injuries or deaths have been reported", he said.

The unrest was triggered on Sunday after a group of people stormed into Chilaw town following the Facebook post by a Muslim shopkeeper about "an attack plan".

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