Sri Lanka imposes nationwide curfew after riots
(Colombo) – Sri Lanka announced a nationwide six-hour night curfew after anti-Muslim riots spread to several districts just north of the capital Colombo, police said.
Three districts were brought under a curfew earlier in the day in response to Christian-led mob attacks on several Muslim-owned businesses and mosques, in the latest fallout from the Easter Sunday bombings blamed on local militants.
The curfew was later extended across the island, police said in a statement.
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