Sri Lanka unrest: Political rhetoric leaves minorities insecure

Sri Lanka says it has blocked social media sites, including Facebook, to stop the spread of tensions between religious communities.

    Sri Lanka says it has blocked social media sites, including Facebook, to stop the spread of tensions between religious communities.

    The president has declared a week-long state of emergency to try and stop violence between Buddhists and the Muslim minority.

    The latest unrest began when a Buddhist driver died following a fight with four Muslims.

     

    Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from the city of Kandy.


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