Island-wide curfew lifted except in North Western Province

The island-wide curfew declared last night as violence targeting Muslims spread, has been lifted.

However, the Police said that the curfew in the North Western Province will remain.

The Police, who initially declared a curfew in the North Western Province and Gampaha yesterday, later declared an island-wide curfew to be in effect till this morning.

Violence broke out in parts of Chilaw on Sunday, mainly instigated by a post on Facebook and then spread to parts of Kurunegala.

As the situation continued to spread to other places the Government decided to declare an overnight curfew around the island.


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