A tense situation which took place in Ampara town last night has been brought under control, Police said.
The situation arose over a dispute after a group of persons had visited a shop located on D.S. Senanayake Street in Ampara for a meal.
According to local media reports the group in question had attacked the establishment and damaged several nearby places of business and a mosque. They had also caused damages to several vehicles parked nearby.
Following the incident, the Police had taken steps to maintain law and order in the area while the Police Special Task Force (STF) was deployed to tighten the security in the area last night.
Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara told local media that the tense situation which had prevailed last night has been brought under control and that security has been ensured in the area.
Further, statements have been recorded from several persons with regard to the incident. Legal action is to be initiated based on information and CCTV footage.