A curfew was imposed Sunday by Sri Lankan troops in a northern town after mobs attacked a mosque in a renewed religion tension in the wake of the Easter terror attacks.
The Crisis started in Chilaw, a Catholic-majority town, after a muslim man made a Facebook post that a resident misunderstood as a threat against Christians.
Official sources said the curfew was imposed in Chilaw to prevent the unrest spreading to other areas.
According to Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said Police fired shots into the air and imposed the Curfew to fore stall any further break down of law and order, He also said the Mobs in Chilaw, 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of the capital Colombo, also attacked businesses owned by muslims.
Throwing light on the cause of the mayhem, Gunasekera said the Muslim man who posted the comment on facebook has been arrested by the Police, stating that the curfew would be lifted at dawn on Monday.
This is the first public Sunday masses by the Catholic Church after the April 21 attacks on three churches and three luxury hotels that left tons and tons of people numbering about 258 dead.
The bombings on April 21 were credited to a local group which had pledged an oath of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group.
Religious tension in the area could blow out of proportion if not properly handled by Security Operatives, about a week ago there were similar upheaval at a town between Colombo and Chilaw where an argument ensured between two men suddenly degenerated into a religious motivated violence leaving three people wounded.