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Nationwide curfew 

Sri Lanka has imposed a nationwide overnight curfew from 21h00 local time to 04h00, after the outbreak of communal violence since the Easter bombings, reports News24.

It is aimed at preventing an escalation of violence, after the second day of anti-Muslim riots in the country.

Curfews were previously limited to specific areas where attacks had taken place, including Puttalam, Kurunegala and Gamphala districts near Colombo.

Residents in Muslim areas of North Western Province said crowds attacked mosques and damaged Muslim-owned businesses for a second day on Monday.

Sri Lanka has also temporarily banned some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after a posting sparked anti-Muslim riots across several towns.
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