Aluthgama Tense Again

A tense situation has arisen in and around Aluthgama after a private altercation between a Sinhalese and Muslim last evening.


Following the altercation, a rumour had been spread to the effect that the Sinhalese person was assaulted on his way back from the temple resulting in Sinhalese crowds gathering to the Aluthgama town.

The incident had allegedly taken place in Dharga town which was subject to racial violence in June this year.

There has been no reported violence yet, with Special Task Force troops deployed in and around the area.

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