Sinhala - Muslim riots erupt in Negombo

Sunday May 05, 2019

Ethnic riots have erupted between the Sinhalese and Muslims in Poruthota, Negombo city.



Sources in Negombo said a verbal clash between two groups belonging to the two ethnic communities escalated into violent clashes.


Gangs of Sinhala Buddhist extremists were seen setting fire Muslim shops and houses, reminiscent of the burning of Tamil shops and homes in the past.





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