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* Sri Lanka police lift curfew imposed in southern coastal towns
Wed, Jun 18, 2014, 12:35 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 18, Colombo: The Police curfew imposed in the Beruwala and Aluthgama police areas on Sunday, following incidents of communal violence, was lifted from 8 am today.

Police Media Spokesman said the curfew will be lifted from 8 am today and would be re-imposed if required.

The police lifted the curfew yesterday for four hours from 8 am to 12 pm during which two Sinhala shops in the Muslim dominated Dharga Town have reportedly been set ablaze by Muslim mobs.

The shops were set fire when the curfew was lifted for the people to buy rations.

The town has mainly Muslim shops and a number of them were set ablaze on Sunday by Sinhala mobs.

Police and Army have been deployed for the security of the town and the residents.

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