The three arrested activists are: Wasantha Mudalige of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF), Galwewa Siridhamma Thero of the Bhikku (Monks) Federation, and Hashantha Jawantha Gunathilake of the Kelaniya University Students’ Union.
The appointment Gotabaya Rajapaksa as Sri Lankan president has further widened ethnic tensions in the country, though it remains to be seen to what degree
One man was killed and several buildings were destroyed in the riots. A curfew has been imposed in the North-Western Province, and social networking websites have been blocked for an unspecified period
The government claims the National Thowheeth Jamaath is responsible for the attacks on Easter, which killed over 300 people. However, it also admits that such a small group could not have carried out the attacks on its own