Muslim warehouse attacked in Sri Lanka
Buddhist monks were filmed throwing stones at the storage centre of popular garment chain Fashion Bug in a suburb of the capital on Thursday night.
The attacks were organized as part of a campaign by Buddhist groups against the lifestyles of Muslims.
Five or six people were injured, including a cameraman who needed stitches.
"The situation was brought under control within a few hours," police spokesman Buddhika Siriwardena said, adding that no arrests had been made.
Texts urging people to boycott Muslim shops when stocking up for the forthcoming Sri Lankan New Year festival were sent out this week.
A new hardline Sinhalese Buddhist group in Sri Lanka has called for the abolition of the Muslim halal system of certifying foods and other goods.
The Bodu Bala Sena, or Buddhist Strength Force, also said foreign propagators of religions should leave the country within a month. The leaders called for a boycott of halal meat and demanded shops clear their stocks by April.
There have been several attacks on both mosques and Muslim-owned businesses as well as on Christian churches and the clergy, according to the BBC.