Ex-president Rajapaksa visits Kandy

2018-03-09 18:15:47

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Kandy today and met the Anunayake Theras of the Malwathu and Asgiriya Chapters, the Muslim Moulavis and Hindu Priests at Lohan Ratwatte's residence in Mahiyawa and discussed ways and means of restoring peace in Kandy.

The Anunayake of Malwatte Chapter, the Ven Niyangoda Sri Vijithasiri Thera and Anunayake of the Asgiriya Chapter, the Ven Venderuwe Upali Thera said all communities should live in peace and desist from acting in a manner that promotes violence or provoke other religious groups.

Mr. Rajapaksa said the Mahanayake Theras, Muslim Moulavis and Hindu Priests should meet together and discuss how these contentious issues should be resolved and the area returns to normal.

He said the Sinhala community and the Muslim community should act with restraint and work together to avoid creating unnecessary issues that end up in clashes among the various ethnic groups. (J A L Jayasinghe)


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  Comments - 23

  • Hapuarachi Friday, 9 March 2018 18:19

    Meeting at the Suspect's house, what a joke

    Reply : 66       167

    Ruwan Friday, 9 March 2018 19:27

    Bitter truth

    Reply : 21       82

    Cisco Friday, 9 March 2018 20:46

    If you know the suspect why do not arrest? We need yahapalanaya at it´s best. We know what happen to suspect and how came to supicious for cases like this in 1983.

    Reply : 7       58

    Janathawa Saturday, 10 March 2018 07:39

    To plan the next step in chaos !!!?

    Reply : 4       21

    Nishan Friday, 9 March 2018 18:33

    Why meet at ratwatte residence???

    Reply : 32       125

    raj Friday, 9 March 2018 18:34

    pinch the baby and rock the cradle

    Reply : 25       136

    Riyad Cader Friday, 9 March 2018 18:34

    Hah hah haa pot calling kettle black

    Reply : 27       95

    Don Friday, 9 March 2018 18:53

    oh for fs.

    Reply : 16       53

    Bigmama Friday, 9 March 2018 19:44

    The grate saviour of the country . Whole nation waiting you come back, except traitors, pro LTTE elements, minority racists and green blood UNPs

    Reply : 143       61

    vithura Saturday, 10 March 2018 15:36

    DM Deliberately and selectively makes the dislike thumbs down unresponsive on comments that are in favour of MR. Whatr kind of media neutrality is this, suggest you go and learn journalistic freedom, objectivity and ethics above all, before inviting people to respond with comments on your news articles.

    Reply : 10       3

    Cimukthi Friday, 9 March 2018 19:46

    Go away Mr

    Reply : 42       94

    Wise Donkey Friday, 9 March 2018 20:33

    Yet another man missing in this group! Where is Champika?

    Reply : 2       50

    MM Saturday, 10 March 2018 07:46

    He is the main culprit

    Reply : 3       18

    K.B. Cheena Friday, 9 March 2018 20:35

    I think he lost the game

    Reply : 17       44

    max Friday, 9 March 2018 21:28

    That is called leadership! That is a quality of a people's president!

    Reply : 88       42

    Bandara Friday, 9 March 2018 21:38

    after igniting the fire now he is trying to showcase himself as savior. He is the worst and most opportunistic and power hungry politician in last two decades.

    Reply : 18       75

    karthik Friday, 9 March 2018 22:45

    This is a time for statsmen of this country to visit and not the politicians.

    Reply : 6       29

    Mhf Friday, 9 March 2018 22:54

    Unconvincing. Somehow he seems pretty satisfied with the clash.

    Reply : 8       48

    Yeti Saturday, 10 March 2018 07:20

    To see for himself their 'hapankam'?

    Reply : 2       14

    Mohamed Saturday, 10 March 2018 07:44

    all the news are fake. Muslims and Sinhalese in that area as one family and there are no violence between Singhalese and muslims in that area, These all are well planned and all incident done by outsiders. They are playing very dangerous game. Please stop these kind of act and leave alone these innocent Singhalese and Muslims to live in peace.

    Reply : 0       33

    Lanka Shantha Saturday, 10 March 2018 07:50

    Ane Sir, ask from the Chinese Government How to stop only Facebook and tell it to SLT.. SLT had made many other websites too to load slow.

    Reply : 0       10

    Dharma Saturday, 10 March 2018 08:06


    Reply : 7       17

    Jurang Saturday, 10 March 2018 14:16

    To pour more fuel to the fire

    Reply : 0       9

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