Gintota incident: PM says stern action against miscreants

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who visited the Gintota in Galle today after the tense situation said that stern legal action would be taken against those who were responsible for the violence.

The Prime Minister said a few people could start an unrest or violence situation.

“A major disaster erupted because of people spreading rumours. We can’t station Police and military here forever. So everyone should live peacefully,” he said.

Earlier, a Police curfew had been imposed in Kurunduwatte, Mahahapugala, Welipitimodara, Ukwaththa, Gintota East, Gintota West and Piyandigama GN divisions following tense situation in the areas.

At least 19 individuals were arrested in connection with the incident and several houses and vehicles were also damaged.

The Prime Minister who met the victims in the area said the Government would look into and make arrangements to pay compensations.

Ministers Sagala Ratnayake, Vajira Abeywardane and IGP Pujith Jayasundara were also present. (D.G. Sugathapala)

 

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  • S Fernando Sunday, 19 November 2017 06:12 PM

    Hopefully UNP can win the Galle district because of the racist clashes. Galle has less Sinhalese than 10 years ago.

    ceylon Sunday, 19 November 2017 06:21 PM

    liar.now many years gone still no action for killersarsonists and looters of aluthgama crimes.this liar here also telling tough action.chase away this liar. via DM Android App

    ceylon Sunday, 19 November 2017 06:23 PM

    arrest gnanasara and his criminal gang for his crimes via DM Android App

    Nina Kamal Sunday, 19 November 2017 06:51 PM

    Awaiting to see how long, and/or whether these are 'mere' words or not!!! Gimmicks

    Sambo Sunday, 19 November 2017 08:40 PM

    Mr. Prime Minister, Only talk and no action. This is not the first time this took place and it's happening still with all the assurances given by politicians we cannot trust no more.

    Kadiya Sunday, 19 November 2017 08:55 PM

    They all come to take a peek and after the incident, commend the cops for the arrests and release the miscreants on bail the next day!

    Shan Sunday, 19 November 2017 09:13 PM

    'Planting sweet potatoes'

    kavantissa Sunday, 19 November 2017 11:59 PM

    Unfortunately, SL has 22 Million population, 22 Mil Presidents, 22 Mil PMs, 22 mil ministers, 22 Mil public servants, 22 Mil trade unions, and 22 mil on strike - all at the same time. .

    das Monday, 20 November 2017 11:45 AM

    It's called multitasking.

    nick Monday, 20 November 2017 08:21 AM

    Ok first you sort out the bond scam later will find the culprit as usual blaming each others & not arresting the real culprit via DM Android App

    Lafir Monday, 20 November 2017 09:34 AM

    Foolish people fighting each other, whatever happens locals should amicably settle it without bringing the politicians into this. Those people know each other well then why fight and make it profitable for the despot politicians. shame on you muslim and sinhalese villagers.

    Indika Yapa Monday, 20 November 2017 09:59 AM

    in this country minorities have only one song to play and they are spared of any wrong. just say i am a minority and every thing will be ok for them. but for us sinhalese it is a crime to be a singhalese

    ceylon Monday, 20 November 2017 11:41 AM

    reason for all these injusticess are lawssness.if rule of law thereno such problems.criminals punushed for destructionslootings. via DM Android App

    fareed Monday, 20 November 2017 12:10 PM

    Srilankan should realize there is no minority or majority in a country, those who are born here are Srilankans. The government should bring strong legislation to prosecute people who make hate speeches and abusive language against any group of people. The cult like BBS should be banned and the leaders and supporters should be jailed.

    Lokka Monday, 20 November 2017 08:35 PM

    -`Gintota, Aluthama and 1915 incidents happened due to unwarranted provocation by some Muslim extremists. If such acts were initiated by Sinhalese, HRW, Western embassies, Muslim leaders would have cried foul.


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