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Sri Lanka blocks social media after worst anti-Muslim unrest since Easter bombings

Updated : May 13, 2019 11:43 AM IST

Several dozen people threw stones at mosques and Muslim-owned stores and a man was beaten in the Christian-majority town of Chilaw on the west coast on Sunday in a dispute that started on Facebook.
Later on Sunday and early on Monday authorities arrested a group of men in the nearby Kurunegala district for allegedly attacking Muslim-owned businesses.
The flare-up is the worst violence in the three weeks since Sri Lankan Islamist bombers blew themselves up in four hotels and three churches, killing more than 250 people.
Sri Lanka blocks social media after worst anti-Muslim unrest since Easter bombings

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