Chief Government Whip Dinesh Gunawardena commenting on the rising communal tensions in Sri Lanka said no organisation could take the law into its hands under the pretext of protecting religion
“The law of the country has to prevail, no organisation can take the law into their hands under the pretext of protecting a religion,” he said.
The minister said the Cabinet sub-committee would hold a crucial meeting in this regard this afternoon.
When asked about the government’s passivity in the entire issue, he said the government was committed to uphold communal harmony.
“We won’t let any sort of communal conflict occur in this country and we are doing everything possible to prevent such a thing. There are many working tirelessly behind the scenes regarding this matter,” he said. (Hafeel Farisz) (Pix by Nisal Baduge)