The social network’s been accused of failing to stamp out sectarian hate speech, and now online taunts are believed to have sparked more attacks. A crowd of men threw rocks at mosques and Muslim-linked businesses in the western city of Chilaw Sunday, prompting police to impose a curfew. The latest violence follows the deaths of 100 in a Christian-Muslim clash in nearby Negombo last week.
Will peace return? After deadly Easter attacks killed more than 250 people, authorities worry sectarian violence will continue — and they’ve given police sweeping arrest and detention powers to tamp it down.