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* Tense situation prevails in Sri Lanka's multi ethnic town following protest
Thu, Jun 12, 2014, 10:20 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 12, Colombo: Tension prevails in Sri Lanka's multi ethnic coastal town of Aluthgama after the Sinhala community in the town launched a massive protest against the Muslims.

The protesters blocked the south bound main roadway, Galle Road this evening and police used teargas used to disperse protestors as they threw rocks at the police.

The protest was held against an alleged attack on a Buddhist monk by a certain group, suspected to be Muslims.

The protestors gathered outside the Aluthgama police station demanding the police to arrest the attackers.

Reportedly the mob has behaved violently and at least 3 Muslim-owned shops in the town were attacked.

The chief monk of the Kurunduwatta Sri Vijayarama temple was allegedly attacked by a Muslim youth when the monk was attempting to resolve a conflict between his driver and a group of people who were on the road in Muslim-dominated Dharga town.

The Police have now taken the mob under control and cleared the traffic jam created on the busy Galle road, local media reports said.

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