The Sri Lankan government earlier in the day imposed a state of emergency for 10 days to control law and order in the country.
Several houses and business establishments in the district, belonging to minority Muslim community, were burnt on Monday while the body of a young man was found inside a burnt house today.
The police have said that the special security arrangements put in place in the areas will continue and the country's Special Task Force (STF) has been deployed to maintain peace.
This is the second such incident over past couple of weeks after Ampara in Eastern Province witnessed similar attacks last month. (ANI)