A Police curfew was imposed after the violence which saw Muslim owned property being attacked.
Meanwhile Minister of industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen called for a peaceful and a united approach to resolve the situation in Kandy.
“From today (5th) morning, I have been continuously informed on the changing situation in Kandy District. As a result I immediately contacted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Accordingly, I have spoken to the Prime Minister and requested him for prompt action and I have been assured of speedy action on the safety of people, and their belongings. I thank the Prime Minister for his prompt response. I join him in his call to the communities to work in unity to achieve peace and reconciliation, which is one of the key pillars of the forward vision for Sri Lanka by our Unity Government.” (Colombo Gazette)