== Casualties and Damage ==
According to the official estimates, which must be taken as approximate, there were 25 murdered. 189 wounded, 4 incidents of rape. 4075 houses and boutiques looted, 250 houses and boutiques burned down, 17 mosques burnt and 86 mosques otherwise damaged.refref== Government's Actions ==
The then British Government of Ceylon governed by [[Robert Chalmers|Sir Robert Chalmers]] came down with a heavy hand on the Sinhalese community and declared [[martial law]] on 2 June 1915 and ordered the police and the Army to shoot any one who they deemed a rioter without a trial.
The colonial government arrested many prominent [[Sinhala people|Sinhalese]] politicians and leaders on charges of treason and their houses were searched. Those arrested included D C Senanayake, his brothers, [[...|F R Senanayake]], [[D.S. Senanayake]] (later the first prime minister of Ceylon), [[D B Jayatilaka]], [[W. A. de Silva|W A de Silva]], , E T de Silva, Dr Casius Ferreira, [[Charles Batuwantudawe|C Batuvantudawe]], D P A Wijewardene, John de Silva, W H W Perera, Martinus Perera, John M Senivaratne, H Amarasurya, D E Weerasuriya, Reverent G D Lanerolle, E A P Wijeyeratne, Harry Mel, A H E Molamure, [[D B Jayatilaka]], [[A E Goonesinha]], Battaramulla Unanse - a monk, Edmund and Dr [[...|C A Hewavitharatne]], the brothers of [[Anagarika Dharmapala]], who was also interned in Calcutta, where he had been during the unrest. After the arrests, riot compensation was exacted under threat of force. refrefrefrefrefref