Police Curfew Imposed In Chilaw Until 6 AM After Unrest: Group Angered By Offensive Social Media Comment Behave In Unruly Manner

The Police has imposed curfew in Chilaw until 6 AM tomorrow following an unrest that took place in the area this morning, the Police Media Unit said.

Our sources on the ground added that a group had behaved in an unruly manner in the Chilaw area thretening to close down shops and cause havoc in the town.

They were angered by a comment made by a Muslim in the Chilaw area, inciting communal hatred and violence.

The Police and the Army, however, dispersed the group and controlled the situation. The curfew was imposed as a measure of difussing any potential tension.

Meanwhile , the person who posted an inciting social media comment has also been arrested by the Police.

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