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Buddhist monk led violence continues despite State of Emergency in Sri Lanka

Buddhist mobs continued to attack mosques and businesses belonging to the Muslim community, despite the imposition of a state of emergency on Tuesday, reports Reuters.

Sri Lanka’s police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said there had been several incidents occurring throughout Tuesday night in the Kandy area.

Speaking to Reuters Gunasekara, said,

“There was no information about how many civilians had been injured in the attacks.”

The attacks continued despite a police enforced curfew across the region and military deployment. Unconfirmed reprots suggest that at least 2 people died overight.

Earlier today Sri Lanka imposed mobile internet access restriction in the Kandy region.