10 arrested including the masterminds who unleashed violence via social media ; in all 71 arrested ; 2 dead and 45 shops damaged !

(Lanka-e-News - 08.March.2018, 11.00PM) 10 suspects including Vidhana Pathiranage Amith Jeewan Weerasinghe and Surendra Suraweera the two   masterminds   behind the stoking of racial hatred and communalism via the social media and were responsible for the conflicts in Kandy were arrested ,revealed police media spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera.
                     
Addressing a press briefing today , Gunasekera said , 71 suspects have been arrested so far , and four others who acted in breach of the curfew order yesterday were also among them  

So far , 45 shops and properties have been damaged , and four places of religious worship including temples and mosques were also damaged , based on reports he further stated.

Following the explosion of a  hand grenade yesterday , 11 persons were injured , and two others died due to the violence , he elaborated. 

Gunasekera also requested to pass information about those who are engaging in  violence by phoning the number 0711 261 261 .

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