Police in Sri Lanka arrested dozens of suspects following attacks on Muslim communities on Tuesday. Footage from Hettipola shows residents assessing the damage following a spate of attacks in the town. Security forces were seen on the streets where angry mobs damaged or burnt several shops, houses and places of worship. One person was reported to have been killed in the attack.

Anti-Muslim riots in Sri Lanka began on Sunday. After the first attacks, police imposed a curfew and the government blocked access to some social media sites and apps saying it wants to prevent further violence.

Tensions have been high in the island nation since April when a series of bombings in churches and hotels killed at least 253 people and wounded nearly 500.

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