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Govt. condemns acts of violence

5 March 2018 11:48 pm - 33     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Government strongly and unequivocally condemns the recent sporadic incident of violence that had sparked off in Ampara and Digana, creating communal disharmony, where some places of worship, residences and businesses have been damaged, the Government Information Department said in a statement this evening.

It also said;

"The Government also condemned the hate and mischievous targeting the Muslim community in particular and another as well, with the clear objective of creating among communities and inciting violence.

The Government urges every citizen of Sri Lanka to desist from falling prey to such hate and misinformation campaigns. As a country that had suffered by acts of violence for nearly three decades, we as a nation should desist from the repetition of such.

At the National Security Council Meeting held yesterday, the President has ordered the Security Forces and the police to enforce the Law and Order and to take immediate action to counter any acts of violence affecting any community, in liaison with the Government Agents/Divisional Secretaries and District Administrative Authorities. Already they are working in unity to ensure the full and impartial enforcement of the law to protest all communities against any attack that create communal/ religious disharmony.

The government will not hesitate to take firm and stern action against perpetrators of crimes and violate law and order. The Government urged for total co-operation from all citizens irrespective of any communal, religious differences to build a Nation that is stable, peaceful and the progressive where diversity is respected; and, where every individual has the opportunity to enjoy all freedom that are the rights of equal citizenship. Every Sri Lankan citizen inclusive of the clergy, politicians, social leaders, civil societies and media must deplore and violence and must co-operate to bring peace and harmony to achieve reconciliation"

  Comments - 33

  • athiy Tuesday, 06 March 2018 12:21 AM

    The social media is spreading the news that the STF is backing the rioters so what is the use of asking them to maintain law and order.

    Selva Tuesday, 06 March 2018 08:43 AM

    STF has inferior complex because they know however they are trained still they are no match to the army.We should disband the STF and go back to old days, Police and Army.

    Summa Tuesday, 06 March 2018 12:43 AM

    Statements alone will NOT work. Govt should act swiftly and sternly. We can see clergy on road protests, jumping fences, addressing politically charged crowds. What for? They belong to places of worship. To preach religion to people. There are heads of Nikayas just like puppets seated and providing us some amusement.

    Mohammed Abdulrahman Tuesday, 06 March 2018 01:00 AM

    This is why we need a Tamil speaking state and a Sinhala state in one country. Mohamed

    RH Tuesday, 06 March 2018 08:48 AM

    Muslims in Police or Army are more hostile to the Tamils than the Sinhalese in uniform.

    Shanthy Tuesday, 06 March 2018 08:51 AM

    Mohammed, Suddenly you are falling in love with us,the Tamils. No we can’t trust you.

    Sand Man Tuesday, 06 March 2018 08:58 AM

    Tamil speaking state without Muslims?

    SLMuslims Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:52 AM

    this is not what we need. We need a country where coexistence is possible, where justice is for everyone. where clergies preach for betterment. I and the rest of the Muslims strongly denounce this call and hence down voting your comment.

    SENA Tuesday, 06 March 2018 11:11 AM

    No.. Lets make this a britis colony again

    Harry Tuesday, 06 March 2018 06:03 PM

    Take a boat and slip to Tamil Nadu...

    Ceylon Tuesday, 06 March 2018 01:26 AM

    Last month also did that's also no action.aluthgama also no action.traitors now runing government must punish first.

    Rasheed Tuesday, 06 March 2018 02:43 PM

    Whether you vote for MR or RW, the results are same for minority.

    Waco Tuesday, 06 March 2018 04:10 AM

    Has used almost every word in the Dictionery but has failed miserably.

    007 Tuesday, 06 March 2018 04:34 AM

    Which foreign country would benefit if any hostility breaks out between the Sinhalese and the Muslims,and separately if the people begin to dislike the Chinese in Sri Lanka for the mushrooming of their shops.I hope our CID and Army Intelligence guys are aware of this serious matter.It is highly likely both the events are well connected.

    Premalal Tuesday, 06 March 2018 05:23 AM

    When a President of a country has to ask his police force to be "Impartial" then you know what has gone wrong. It is the likes of this President who requested favours from the police when his son was allegedly involved at a beach side brawl. It was the same President who got the police to cover up again when his son and co allegedly assaulted a security person at a night club. Why not "impartiality" then? Politicians have politicised the police so much that the people have lost faith in the law. So they take the law into their hands.

    Dhammika Tuesday, 06 March 2018 05:25 AM

    Acts of Violence should be condemed BUT what action is the govt going to take on the people of the three wheeler who came to the petrol shed and attacked and killed AN SINGHALESE MAN ! . THAT IS MURDER ! .

    Many Tuesday, 06 March 2018 08:38 AM

    Police has already arrested those guys and they can give the maximum punishment to those guys. But don’t incite communal violence because of those three guys!

    Arnold Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:05 AM

    He has been arrested long time back.

    Musthaque Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:36 AM

    What if that 4 guys were shinhalese will there attack all sinhala community, the attack is motive is not the murder in the name of morder just attacking innocent muslims

    mfz Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:41 AM

    Those murderers are already arrested and the police and the justice system will have to do the rest. And for the fact Muslims are not demanding those to be released or protesting in front of police stations to get them released. No politicians are trying to get them out either. So what makes it reasonable to punish a entire community on a crime of which perpetrators are already in custody.

    Bharana Tuesday, 06 March 2018 05:35 AM

    "Muslim comunity in particular and another" what is "another" ??? Why is the government so afraid to mention the other ???

    Suda Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:10 AM

    This is unfair. Rules are not the same to all.

    Abaya Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:52 AM

    This is the injustice. This is what injustice look like. Victims are blamed. Media always blame poor Oppressed . Elite oppressors show as victims.This is what British colonialist did to us. Now it happen under Arab petrol doller colonialism. They kill us then blame us.

    Neutral Tuesday, 06 March 2018 08:42 AM

    Why don’t you fure Police Chief for the failure of his duty ? In other counties they would resign themselves

    Ronnie Bugger Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:05 AM

    Government condemns - hogwash. What else can it do. The Country is going to the dogs while law and order top guns dressed in coat and tie asks for 'probes' of every incident of lawlessness and disorder which will eventually gather dust. Get a man with balls to run this sorry ministry instead of 'sissy's'.

    Khan Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:09 AM

    No point in believing SL security any more. 'Petrol Bomb for dummies', please download the book here.

    firdhawd Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:31 AM

    government also act they done all demage. immediately resighn all muslim mps from this government maithripala. ranil and mahinda all are same anti sinhalese

    SAM Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:33 AM

    Unless strict punishment like death sentence is not enforced it be murder, drug trafficking, kidnapping, rape etc., its the very very innocent who have to accept the verdict. After all by hook or my crook the criminal has often has the chance to service taking donkeys years to get the verdict.

    SLSorryDotCom Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:39 AM

    Seems SL will have to regret continuously forever. This seems to be the fate of SL.

    lanakn Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:46 AM

    we are doomed as a nation. this is not about one community. we will never prosper. certified.

    Md Tuesday, 06 March 2018 10:04 AM

    Give the max punishment for the guys who killed.. let it be death sentence.. but what did the innocent Muslims n there mosques do? A Sinhalese man raped and killed a 10 year old.. why didn’t these mobs gang up???? Where were the bikkus? Looks like someone’s behind it

    KayG Tuesday, 06 March 2018 11:12 AM

    what is the point of passively condemning acts of violence... go buy some back bone and sort out this mess before more people get hurt.

    Imthiyaz MM Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:26 AM

    Another failed state (SL) next Afghanistan, Iraq

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