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Sri Lanka impose curfew to quell Buddhist-Muslim clash
Dhaka, 6 Mar, Abnews: Sri Lanka imposed a curfew in a central town popular with tourists after days of unrest between religious communities with a Buddhist man killed and Muslim businesses set ablaze.
 
Hundreds of security personnel, including special forces, were deployed on Monday to the district of Kandy, and a curfew was declared there. 
 
"The curfew was imposed to control the situation in the area," said police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera.
 
Police officers were placed on heightened alert in Kandy to ensure the "situation does not spiral into inter-communal conflagration", the government said in a statement.
 
Mobs set fire to Muslim-owned businesses and attacked a mosque in the east of the country.
 
Local officials said more than two dozen suspects had been detained by police in connection with the spate of arson attacks, while senior officers also launched an investigation into the conduct of the police.
 
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