Nine Cabinet and junior ministers and two provincial governors resigned after Buddhist monks accused three Muslim leaders of supporting the militants responsible for the Easter Sunday bombings that killed over 250 people.
Mosques, Muslim-owned businesses and homes have been attacked, looted and burned as security forces watch.
Global terror groups are relying on the power of online networks to drive discussions and shape opinions - often without any inkling of their real motives.
The peace that Sri Lankans had earned after decades of civil war was shattered by a wave of attacks by extremists.
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