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.