Sri Lanka: One killed, two injured in mob attack on Muslim hotel

A 36 year old man was killed and another two people were injured in a mob attack on a Muslim hotel in Negombo, Sri Lanka, on Monday evening.

According to staff at the Ansar Hotel, an armed mob which arrived in a van entered the hotel and demanded that they be permitted to drink alcohol.

When the management refused, the mob started the attack and brutally stabbed a few employees before escaping from the scene.

Two suspects were subsequently arrested after surrendering to the police.

Sri Lanka is a majority Buddhist country. Muslims have been targeted by mobs following the Easter Sunday terror attacks last year.

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