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Muslims in Mannar hold hartal to demonstrate against Kandy attacks

Muslims in Mannar held a hartal on Friday, closing businesses and shops to demonstrate their support for Muslims in Kandy facing attacks by Sinhala Buddhist mobs. 

Muslim shops, homes and mosques in villages by Kandy were attacked earlier this week, leading to the government calling a state of emergency and imposing restrictions on social media use and internet access. 

Reports of attacks against Muslims continue despite the state of emergency however.