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Sri Lanka declares emergency to quell anti-Muslim riots

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has declared a state of emergency for ten days to combat the spread of violence after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in Kandy. The emergency has been declared to rein in the spread of communal violence, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, a day after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in the Indian Ocean island’s central district of Kandy. Tension has been growing between the two communities in Sri Lanka over the past year, with some hardline Buddhist groups accusing Muslims of forcing people to…