Deputy Minister Faizer Mustapha is currently held hostage at the Nallemiyah Arabic College in Beruwala with an armed mob standing outside to attack those within, reports just coming in from the ground said.
However, sources close to the Minister said that the Minister wasn’t held ‘hostage’ but was blocked from leaving the premises, after he went in to the school. Unconfirmed Reports also said that the Minister had sought refuge in the school after his convoy was attacked by the mob.
Muslims from across the village have sought refuge at the Arabic College from the rampaging mobs.
Reports just coming in said that Lotus Raod in Dharga town is now under attack by rampaging Sinhalese mobs, who have defied the Police curfew that was imposed at 6.45. PM today.
Two mosques in Adhikaragoda among many other mosques have been torched thus far, reports said.
Several individuals have also sustained injuries although reports are unclear as to the exact number.
NEWS JUST IN: The attack has spread to Colombo, with the Harcourts pharmacy in Dehiwala is attacked.
*Harcourts pharmacy in Dehiwala