Curfew in Sri Lanka town of Chilaw after rising tension

ECONOMYNEXT – Curfew has been imposed till 6.00 pm Sunday police said following heightened tension in the area after a crowd of people took offense at a facebook post.

A crowd of people had demanded action based on their interpretation of the post made in English.

The person had later been arrested, police said.

Authorities had imposed curfew to control unruly crowds and further escalation.

Police later said curfew will be lifted earlier at 4.00 am.

Chilaw is north of Negambo where a church was bombed by Islamist suicide bombers on Easter Sunday. (Colombo/May07/2019)