Sri Lanka imposes overnight curfew after Christians conduct interfaith outreach to death cultists

Sri Lanka ordered a nationwide overnight curfew on Monday after Christian-led rioters attacked mosques and shops owned by Muslims in the country’s North Western Province.

The curfew would run from 9 p.m. local time (1530 UTC) to 4 a.m. on Tuesday, police said.

The announcement came after police fired tear gas to disperse mobs in several parts of the province in the second day of violence against Muslim-owned buildings and mosques.