16 major racial incidents in two months, four arrested

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At least sixteen major incidents based on racism had been reported across the country since April, Police Spokesman DIG Priyantha Jayakody said today.

He said four suspects had been arrested in connection with the incidents.

A 32-year-old man, a resident of Maharagama was arrested by the Police officers attached to the Nugegoda Division in connection with four incidents in Nugegoda and Wijerama, DIG Jayakody said.

“The suspect was a member of the Bodu Bala Sena organisation and is being questioned under detention,” he said.

Meanwhile, three suspects were arrested in connection with the three separate incidents in Danthure. One of them charged for insulting Buddha in social media, while other two were arrested on charges of damaging properties.

DIG Jayakody said strict actions would be taken against any individual or group, who were involved in stirring racial tensions and incidents of insulting religions.

“There were several incidents also reported in Trincomalee, Embilipitiya and Wennappuwa. The Police are investigating the incidents. The individuals responsible for those crimes will be brought to justice,” he said.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • ceylon Sunday, 11 June 2017 03:07 PM

    if happened thenwhy not arrested then .now arrest the policemen who did not arrest criminals. via DM Android App

    bad guy Sunday, 11 June 2017 03:08 PM

    good work sir, but what about the one who is hiding? when are you going to arrest him...

    Abdul Hameed Boom Boom Monday, 12 June 2017 02:23 PM

    Probably the BBS would have wrote it to trigger some violence, although there is truth in it.

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Monday, 12 June 2017 08:07 AM

    All kinds of fundamentalism must be stopped, Recent times I found there is some minority religious ethnic group wrote on there vehicles like this >>> There is no GOD but Allah

    Stop Monday, 12 June 2017 08:10 AM

    Enough is enough.


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