Pillay expresses alarm at Aluthgama incident

16 June 2014 03:41 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay has called on the Government of Sri Lanka to take immediate measures to curb the inter-communal violence taking place in South Western Sri Lanka while expressing her deep alarm at the incidents.  

In a statement issued by Ms. Pillay a short while ago she has stated, “The Government must urgently do everything it can to arrest this violence, curb the incitement and hate speech which is driving it and protect all religious minorities.”

She has also expressed concern over the possibility of the violence that occurred in Beruwala and Aluthgama spreading to other parts of the country, if necessary steps are not taken to contain it.

“The authorities must immediately bring the perpetrators of such attacks to book and make it clear to the religious leadership on both sides, to political parties and the general public that there is no place for inflammatory rhetoric and incitement to violence,” she has stated.

Ms. Pillay has also urged for appropriate measures to be taken by the security forces to contain the situation while ensuring the situation is not worsened through any excessive use of force. (Lakna Paranamanna)

  Comments - 13

  • Ruwan Gunasena Wednesday, 18 June 2014 01:13 AM

    Have you made these concerned statements to other countries as well??
    To the Middle East, to those forces who has invaded other countries and to the African states that have such incidents in a bigger scale?
    I suppose like your boss everytimecthere is some atrocity in the world you make a statement
    The sad part is that I haven't seen the UN stopping any issue in the world with its direct intervention
    So your obligatory remarks are read. That's it. Nothing more

    Udaya Tuesday, 17 June 2014 02:55 AM

    Yes, yes, we were waiting till you told us.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Tuesday, 17 June 2014 03:13 AM

    Keep on inviting international intervention.

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 17 June 2014 03:14 AM

    Where was this concern when tigers were bombing indiscriminately and killing on almost a daily basis?

    The God Father Tuesday, 17 June 2014 03:38 AM

    Appreciate it Madam.

    HambanGoiya Tuesday, 17 June 2014 03:48 AM

    Yes Please, now we realize how important you are.

    CHC Tuesday, 17 June 2014 03:54 AM

    You should have been looking at this 3 decades back when LTTE was inspiring to become a terrorist organisation !!!

    nam Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:43 AM

    When problems r not answered by respective authorities these paid actors will interfere .

    WK Costa Tuesday, 17 June 2014 04:01 AM

    Necessary steps were taken and it is under control. Who the hell are you to order a country what to do? Mind your paid work lady.

    kotik Tuesday, 17 June 2014 09:44 AM

    Madam Pillai Give thanks to all those responsible in this drama for giving you opportunity on your preferred agenda.Forget missing 200 girls in Nigeria & other calamities in PakistanIraqSyriaLybia etc. etc. via DM Android App

    ro Tuesday, 17 June 2014 04:07 PM

    Stupid woman go

    JAyawaywa jayawayawa Tuesday, 17 June 2014 04:19 AM

    madam please help us to live in this country to peacefully

    Dinesh S Tuesday, 17 June 2014 04:59 AM

    How long you guys gonna cry about LTTE????

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