Sri Lanka's security forces stand near a vandalized building in Digana, a suburb of Kandy, Sri Lanka, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Pradeep Pathiran)
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Buddhist mobs attacked mosques and businesses belonging to Sri Lanka's minority Muslims overnight, police said on Wednesday, despite the imposition of a state of emergency to restore peace in the bitterly divided island.Some Buddhist nationalists have also protested against the presence in Sri Lanka of Muslim Rohingya asylum-seekers from mostly Buddhist Myanmar, where Buddhist nationalism has also been on the rise."There is an organised conspiracy behind these incidents," Sarath Amunugama, a senior minister told reporters in Colombo.He said the government will implement the rule of law impartially in the overwhelmingly Buddhist nation in which Muslims make up 9 percent of the 21 million population, the smallest minority after ethnic Tamils, most of whom are Hindus.
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