The curfew was enforced from 4pm yesterday to 4pm today.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara ordered that the curfew be lifted at 10 this morning as there were no major incidents reported.
The Government said that the curfew is expected to be declared again at 6pm this evening.
Meanwhile the Police arrested several suspects overnight accused of being involved in the communal violence.
The Police said that the main suspect involved in the incident was among those arrested. (Colombo Gazette)