Muslim shops, Mosque and vehicles were flattened, burned and destroyed by a Sinhalese mob which came in buses and Vans Monday midnight. The Holy Quran was thrown on the road and burned by the mob. Boundary wall of the mosque had been broken up completely.
Ampara town was deserted from early morning yesterday due to this riot. However, Police and STF were massed at the spot, nevertheless tension prevailed in the area .
3 Muslim Hotel a bag stitching shop, were broken up and completely damaged. Two cars had been turned upside down and burned. 3 Vehicles had been completely smashed and glasses of 2 vehicles had been smashed up. Although the police was informed, they came only after everything had happened. The police who was present at the spot comfortably vanished when the riot started, they said.