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Sri Lanka arrest 19 after Buddhist-Muslim violence, several injured

A police curfew which had been imposed in six areas across the district was lifted on Saturday morning

IANS  |  Colombo 

Sri Lankan police on Saturday arrested 19 people after erupted in Galle District.

A which had been imposed in six areas across the district was lifted on Saturday morning.

A police official told that the situation had not returned to normal and tight security would remain across the district throughout the day.

Over 200 police officers and 100 officers from the Special Task Force were deployed in Galle following the which erupted between Buddhist and Muslim groups on Friday night.

Media reports said the groups had clashed over an accident which had escalated to

Several people were injured in the clashes while some houses had also been damaged.

First Published: Sat, November 18 2017. 16:16 IST
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