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Christian-Muslim clashes rock Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka police commandos, air force and the army sent hundreds of troops to Negombo to impose a curfew and contain religious tensions after clashes broke out between Christians and Muslims.

Dozens of Muslim-owned shops, homes and vehicles were attacked by a large Christian mob, unverified video clips being circulated on social media showed. At least three people were injured, police told AFP.

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Rioters arrested by police will be prosecuted under emergency laws approved after the recent Easter Sunday church bombings.

The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith today visited a mosque in Poruthota, a town in Negombo, to appeal for calm. He also made his plea in a televised message to the country.

Sri Lanka has expelled 200 Islamic preachers.

BELOW: Uniformed personnel accompanied the cardinal in Poruthota mosque this morning

 

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