Failing to smother racial tensions: Govt. must take responsibility: Sagala

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Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake said yesterday the police and the government should take the responsibility for the recent incidents of inciting religious and racial disharmony because of their failure to take action against those involved in such incidents at the proper time.

He told Parliament that the situation had arisen because of the failure to take prompt action against the culprits who incited religious and racial disharmony irrespective of their status.

Responding to a question asked by JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, the minister said investigations were in progress to look into the incidents with regard to these incidents including the attacks on mosques.

He said he would inform Parliament in a few days about the progress made in the investigations. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • bandara Thursday, 25 May 2017 05:53 AM

    why the govt is not taking any action to arrest the culprits only remedy is to deploy foreign forces. sri lankan forces also culprits very soon it will happen. via DM Android App

    nick Thursday, 25 May 2017 06:39 AM

    this is not good enoughu blame the police police blame the politician just passing the ball while letting country ruin via DM Android App

    AjithZ Thursday, 25 May 2017 07:17 AM

    You are spot on minister. This government is too slow in taking action at times. Freedom and democracy is one thing. Controlling extreme elements is another. Hope for prompt action in future.

    ANTON Thursday, 25 May 2017 07:21 AM

    "YOU WILL NOT BE PUNISHED FOR YOUR ANGER, YOU WILL BE PUNISHED BY YOUR ANGER" .... PEOPLE WILL NEVER BEHAVE LIKE ANIMALS, IF ANY SINHALA BUDDHIST KNOWS WHO SAID THIS.

    sobers Thursday, 25 May 2017 07:24 AM

    It is a shame that so many sacrificed their lives during war to bring peace, now radical political parties want another Black July 1983. It is the services and innocent public who have to face the consequences not the disgraceful politicians who enjoy lifestyle from public money. If the culprits are not punished, we would end up again like the disastrous post 2009 period.

    sam Thursday, 25 May 2017 09:42 AM

    Do what you preach before its too late. This government made a mistake by labeling them as yahapalanaya. Throw it and take appropriate action without further delay whoever it is should be punished. Show your guts via DM iOS App

    rass Thursday, 25 May 2017 10:37 AM

    now where you stand Sagala in Government or at police. Or no where via DM Android App


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