A group of 3 Sinhalese youth entered New Cassim Hotel, a Muslim-run business in Ampara, late at night. When their meal was brought to them they falsely accused the restaurant employees of adding “sterilisation pills” into their food. They then accosted the cashier and forced him to confess to the accusations on camera. An employee of the restaurant was also physically assaulted. The group later posted this video on social media, claiming the forced confession was proof of guilt.
As reported on 16th March 2018, the Government Analysts’ Department concluded that no such sterilisation medications exist and what was found at the restaurant were clumps of flour.