March 7, 2018 17:21 IST

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after Buddhist-Muslim clashes

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Sri Lankan police patrol on the streets of Pallekele, a suburb of Kandy, on March 6, 2018, following anti-Muslim riots that has prompted the government to declare a state of emergency. Credit: (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)
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A man looks out from a burnt out home as Sri Lankan police commandos patrol on the streets of Pallekele, a suburb of Kandy, on March 6, 2018, following anti-Muslim riots that has prompted the government to declare a state of emergency. Credit: (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)
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Sri Lankan police commandos patrol on the streets of Pallekele, a suburb of Kandy, on March 6, 2018, following anti-Muslim riots that has prompted the government to declare a state of emergency. Credit: (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)
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Sri Lankan police commandos patrol next to debris of from a damaged shop in the central district of Kandy on March 6, 2018, after a state of emergency was declared. Credit: (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)
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A man looks out from a burnt out home as a Sri Lankan police commando patrols on the streets of Pallekele, a suburb of Kandy, on March 6, 2018. Credit: (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)