Strict action against inciting communal tension: Govt.

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The Cabinet today decided to take strict action according to the law against elements that attempt to create communal tension and disharmony in the country, the Government said today.

The Government accordingly will instruct all Police stations to be vigilant on those who attempt to create tension among communities and apply law strictly on them.

Cabinet Spokesman, Land and Parliamentary Reforms Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka told a hastily convened news briefing in the Parliament Complex last afternoon that the Cabinet that met after the mini Cabinet reshuffle on Monday was concerned about the statements made by certain groups and individuals that had contributed to heightened the communal feelings.

“There are extremists in all parts of the country among all communities and they wait for opportunities to create ethnic unrest. They use the freedom given to them by this Government for their ulterior motives. But the Government is committed to ensure each and every citizen new freedom without hindrance from any party or group,” Minister Karunathilaka said.

The law enforcement authorities will act according to the law in a more vigorous manner to arrest this negative trend and maintain law and order and inter-communal harmony, Minister Karunathilaka stressed. (Sandun A Jayasekera)

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    ananda Thursday, 25 May 2017 10:10 AM

    Strict action by mouth only. Communal inciting has become the order of the day to capture power by the JO. via DM Android App

    Pathum Wednesday, 24 May 2017 08:22 AM

    Strict action should be against high profiles,specially for politicians. People live in harmony. This selfish politicians inculcate racial ideas in in innocent civilians' mind.

    Yusuf Wednesday, 24 May 2017 08:50 AM

    Talks only but no action

    Lanki Wednesday, 24 May 2017 06:05 PM

    What is the point in talking take action. Minister of Justice and Minister of Law and Order - are they sleeping?

    Silva Wednesday, 24 May 2017 06:11 PM

    Government's, who ever is ruling, failing to address conflicts is causing the problem and people seems to find answers in their own way. Cabinet decision, imposing rules will not bring harmony withing community it will only suppress the issue.


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