Sri Lanka lifts nationwide curfew

LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / AFP

At least 60 people have been arrested in Sri Lanka in connection with anti-Muslim riots, as a nationwide curfew has been lifted.

The island-wide curfew was imposed on Monday after a spate of mob attacks on Muslim communities left one person dead and dozens of shops and mosques destroyed.

This comes as the Sri Lankan army launched an investigation after a video posted on social media showed a man dressed as a soldier walking away seconds before a mob attacked a building.

In a statement, the army said they were verifying the authenticity of the video, while rejecting allegations that the attacks took place despite the presence of security forces.
 

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