A Sri Lankan man holds up his mobile phone showing a ‘Banned’ message on Facebook. The government has blocked access to major social media sites in an effort to stamp out race fuelled violence. Photo: AFP

Sri Lanka blocks Facebook, Instagram, Viber and WhatsApp as anti-Muslim riots flare up

Tensions between the island’s majority Buddhists and minority Muslims have worsened amid the rise of hardline Sinhalese Buddhist groups that accuse Muslims of forcing people to convert

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A Sri Lankan man holds up his mobile phone showing a ‘Banned’ message on Facebook. The government has blocked access to major social media sites in an effort to stamp out race fuelled violence. Photo: AFP
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