The first stone has been cast, an attack on the Fashion Bug warehouse in Pepiliyana.
Well, not quite the first stone, there were smaller ones before. A mosque in Matara, some shops in Kuruvikotuwe Pahamune, stones thrown at a Mosque in Kurunegala (Asian Tribune has a list of some of the recent ones) but this looks like the biggest so far.
It will only be followed by more, gradually increasing in intensity, the only thing is we do not know where, when or how big it will become. Its a bit like waiting for the other shoe to drop, the suspense is; well, killing.
Four years after the last round of fighting end we start a new round. Thus is the isle of Serendip cursed.