Strong anti-Muslim sentiment on social media

February 27, 2018 

Well organized hate campaigns spread over social media networks following incidents targeting Muslims in Ampara. Several Facebook pages (primarily pages belonging to Mahason Balakaya and Sinhaley Bala Mandalay) shared videos spreading hate against Muslims, claiming they were using sterilizing substances to control the birth rate of the Sinhalese population and become the majority in Sri Lanka. 

As per investigation reports by Government Analyst A. Weliange has ruled that sample submitted to him by the Police contained carbohydrates only.