Arrest all inciters, President orders

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Arrest all those who incited racism, President Maithripala Sirisena had instructed the IGP and Chiefs of Security Forces at the Security Council meeting held this week at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo.

Ministers Rajitha Senaratne, Patali Champika Ranawaka, Mano Ganesan, Sagala Rathmayaka, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, the IGP and Chiefs of Security Forces attended the Security Council meeting.

Minister Mano Ganesan drew the attention of the President to a statement made by the Buddhist Monk of Mangalarama Temple in Batticaloa recently and said that the statement had hurt the Tamil people.

Responding to this President stated that this monk was talking a lot after a former politician’s visit to this temple.

The President also asked about enacting new laws to enable actions against people who incited racism.

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said steps had already been taken to draft the law and pointed out that even under the existing provisions of the Penal Code, inciters of racism were liable for one year imprisonment.

President then instructed Security Services to take all, who incite racism, in to custody and produce before courts under the existing law. (Dayaseeli Liyanage)

  Comments - 13

  • Sri Wickrema Monday, 21 November 2016 08:59 AM

    You have not understood what the Pres said.Read it once more before showing your stupidity.

    kaboos Monday, 21 November 2016 09:04 AM

    start from the face book page

    dev Monday, 21 November 2016 09:32 AM

    WEll, After a long time, President have taken a vise decision. its good to stop unwanted wars

    Ranjan Sunday, 20 November 2016 07:29 PM

    Well said President. Hope the IGP will act on it without any delay.

    BV Sunday, 20 November 2016 07:38 PM

    EXCELLENT MOVE SIRWE NEED PEACE IN THIS COUNTRY NOT ANOTHER WAR. via DM Android App

    Growing Pain Sunday, 20 November 2016 07:39 PM

    Which means, you are not bothered about the harassment faced by the Sinhalese Buddhists in this country. Let the minority races to walk all over us BUT we should keep quiet! Thank you Mr President. What a way to solve problems.

    Janaka Monday, 21 November 2016 11:29 AM

    Gentleman, get to work and there is a lot to catch up...

    Kasun Sunday, 20 November 2016 07:51 PM

    As an educated nation I really cant understand why we cant draw the best of talents from all communities and move forward as a country, Mr. President enough of your ordering lets see something happening !!!!

    Sam Sunday, 20 November 2016 08:11 PM

    Thank you Sir. Please take bold steps to eradicate racism from our motherland.

    understand this Sunday, 20 November 2016 08:12 PM

    first do it and show what u promise in the election at least now.. We do not know still how many muslim business man will loose their properties

    Gayan Perera Sunday, 20 November 2016 08:18 PM

    Seeing is believing Mr. President ... but why is it necessary for you to give these orders? You so many ministers in charge!

    Save the humans Sunday, 20 November 2016 08:20 PM

    Start with the Chief Minister in the north

    kato Sunday, 20 November 2016 08:23 PM

    in Singapore if u say anything in publicly discriminating another religious the law is 6 month in prison before even talk to a lawyer no wonder they are so develop & we are keep going backwards via DM Android App


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