Rioters to be charged under ICCPR regulations: PM

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has ordered the police to charge those involved in riotous acts on May 12 and 13 under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act and emergency regulations, it is learnt.

According to his office, the situation had been brought under control by the police and the security forces by yesterday. Those involved in violence has been produced before court and remanded at the moment.

Violence was reported in areas such as Wariyapola, Kurunegala, Kuliyapitiya, Nikaweratiya, Chilaw, Puttalam and Minuwangoda.

The police arrested 14 persons in connection with incidents in Minuwangoda and nine of them were remanded till May 29 after being produced before court. The remaining five persons will be produced be before court soon.

Moreover, 60 persons were arrested for their alleged involvement in violent acts in the northwestern province and the curfew violation. Nine of them were produced before court and remanded till May 27. Steps have been taken to send two police teams headed by two DIGs to assist in investigations.

The Prime Minister has instructed the acting IGP to impose curfew when and where necessary. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Sunil Thursday, 16 May 2019 08:17 AM

    What nonsense is he speaking? Were these regulations not available when the terrorists were preparing their attacks?

    Jayanath Thursday, 16 May 2019 08:38 AM

    He knows the law to arrest rioters. He don’t know the law to arrest terrorists., On top of that this economic genius has bring the economic development rate from 7.5 to below 3. We should not one, but two more terms and make him the president now. I think many of yahapalana idiots will agree with me.?

    ANTON Thursday, 16 May 2019 08:44 AM

    IS NOT THERE A ICCPR RULE FOR THE HELPERS OF SUICIDE BOMBERS.

    upula Thursday, 16 May 2019 08:47 AM

    rioters to be charged, ISIS trained Lankans coming back to country can not be charged. Bummest of bums

    Question ? Thursday, 16 May 2019 08:52 AM

    "the situation had been brought under control by the police" - can Champika be more correct in his assessment of the current situation when he gave a three month period - correct me if I am wrong.

    DillonDP Thursday, 16 May 2019 09:16 AM

    May be you should start with Diyasiri, its a shame your all spit on us with your actions and words

    AG Thursday, 16 May 2019 09:17 AM

    Great... hope the punishment will be the same for all who is accused for the April 21st bombing too.

    AG Thursday, 16 May 2019 09:17 AM

    Great... hope the punishment will be the same for all who is accused for the April 21st bombing too.

    TONY Thursday, 16 May 2019 09:19 AM

    LAWS AND REGULATIONS ARE IN PLACE. IMPLEMENT THEM RIGHT AWAY WITHOUT DRAGGING FOR YEARS

    Sando Thursday, 16 May 2019 09:34 AM

    Families of Christians killed and maimed in the deadly attack must also get redress under this ICCPR Act. The Islamic Extremists in Government (if any) and outside must be charged. We demand this too. Christian... Tamil and Sinhala Community.

    Banana Republican Thursday, 16 May 2019 11:41 AM

    One community is called terrorists while the other called rioters. Great.


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