The Police imposed curfew in the Chilaw area with immediate effect till 4am tomorrow after a social media post triggered violence.
The Police said that the curfew was imposed as a tense situation arose in Chilaw.
Mobs were seen throwing stones at some shops along the streets before the curfew was imposed.
The Police said that a post on social media had triggered the violence.
The individual who published the post was later arrested. (Colombo Gazette)