Social media banned in Sri Lanka

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Colombo: Social media in Sri Lanka has been banned from mounting attacks against Muslim mosques. Facebook and Whatsapp were temporarily prohibited by the aim of preventing the spread of violence.

Following a dispute over Facebook, the Muslim mosque was stoned in a Christian majority area in the city of Chilau, on the west coast. Stoning has been done on a Muslim-owned market.

The owner of the Facebook post has been arrested. Those attacked Muslim youth was also arrested.

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