Easter Bombing aftermath: Muslims in Sri Lanka attacked, shops vandalised
Colombo : Two weeks after serial blasts ripped off Sri Lanka on the Easter Day, reports of attacks on Muslims have emerged out from a small town near Negombo.
A report outlines clash between a Muslim auto driver and a group of Christians in the Porutota village near Negombo.
According to the news report, a group of Christians wanted to inspect the vehicle owned by a Muslim, refusing to which, they entered into a heated argument. Soon after, an angry mob gathered and ravaged the neighbourhood, attacking properties owned by Muslims.
The auto was gutted into fire and two shops were vandalised in the clash. A curfew has been imposed in the village to maintain security and safety of residents.
According to a report in CNN, the police officials said that two drunken youths were responsible for the tension in the area.
On Tuesday, the Sri Lankan Police and the military had announced that the country in now in safe hands as all those linked to Easter Day bombing have either been arrested or killed.
According to Army Commander Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake, the military had taken steps to ensure national security under the emergency regulations, Colombo Gazette reported.
Islamic State had claimed responsibility of the attacks which left 243 people killed. Since then, Catholics of the island nation have also been observing their Sunday Mass from the confines of their homes as all churches have been shut- keeping in mind some security measures.