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South Asia

Curfew imposed in Sri Lanka coastal town as Buddhist extremists and Muslims clash


June 15, Aluthgama: Sri Lanka police declared curfew in Sri Lanka's southern coastal town of Aluthgama today after simmering tensions between the Buddhist extremists and Muslims escalated into clashes.

Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana requested the people in the area not to move on thoroughfares and other streets, and warned that actions would be taken under chapter 10 of the code of criminal procedures, against violators.

The Spokesman urged the people to remain calm and not to disrupt the peace in the country.


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