Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Curfew imposed in Sri Lanka hill capital after Sinhala - Muslim clashes flare
Mon, Mar 5, 2018, 07:17 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka imposed a curfew on Monday in the central hill town of Digana in Kandy after communal clashes between the Sinhalese and Muslims flared.

Department of Government Information in notice issued said a police curfew was imposed in the Kandy District until Tuesday 6th March morning.

"The Police put on alert to ensure that the enforcement of the law proceeds without hindrance and the situation does not spiral into an inter-communal conflagration," the government statement said.

The Government appealed to all parties and especially the general public to act with responsibility and remain calm. "The suspects have been arrested and the law will take its course," it said.

The Minister of Education meanwhile has instructed the authorities to close all schools in the Administrative district of Kandy tomorrow (06).

Police Special Task Force (STF) has been deployed to curb the riot situation, the Police Media Spokesman stated.

The violence flared up after a 41-year-old Sinhala man, a resident of Ambala in Medamahanuwara was allegedly attacked by a group of Muslims in Teldeniya Town on February 22. The victim died on Sunday from the injuries received in the attack.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
UN, Sri Lanka jointly present #SDGDataLK, first national symposium on data for SDGs
-- [2 hours ago]
Leesons Hospital installs world’s most advanced cardiac 640 slice CT scanner
-- [2 hours ago]
Court orders to produce Lalith Weeratunga's visa permit in court to grant approval for overseas travel
-- [2 hours ago]
First female Mayor of Colombo Rosy Senanayake takes reins of the Sri Lankan capital city
-- [3 hours ago]
Dialog Axiata Group partners with Orion City to build Sri Lanka's first-ever High Density Data Centre
-- [3 hours ago]
Establishment of Local Government Institutions from today
-- [4 hours ago]
No legal basis to approach ICJ against Sri Lanka, Indian government tells Madras court
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's tea production recovers in 2017, up by 5 percent
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Tourism Minister hopeful of exceeding tourist arrival target this year despite travel advisories
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President says people need to identify politicians who only think of power not the country

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.