Security forces have been put on alert to face any situation in the wake of occurrences in Kandy, Prime Minister and Minister of Law and Order Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.
The Prime Minister said this in a special statement made last evening.
He said Area Commander Central Province Major General Rukman Dias has been put in charge to coordinate defence activities in the province. “Reinforcements have also been sent to these areas,” he said.
The Prime Minister stressed that the government was compelled to block social media platforms temporarily as hate speeches were continuously being posted on them.
“Let me stress that the rest of the country is relatively calm and I request the people not to get mislead by false information, I appeal to people of all ethnic groups to cooperate with the forces to ensure law and order in the country,” he added.
The Prime Minister assured that the government would be able to control the situation and to bring in normalcy.
He added that curfew needed to be reinforced in Kandy following a grenade explosion last evening. Summarising what had occurred in Kandy, he said the violence had begun after a driver was assaulted and killed in Theldeniya.
Amal Thursday, 8 March 2018 09:18
This guy is a big Joker
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Ravi Wikramasinghe Thursday, 8 March 2018 09:22
Sir, there is something called precautions that prevent tragedies. Thanks to your ‘don’t care’ gov. Now we are back in a war zone. Your talks are like of a great strategist but deeds are below averge. Is it too old now or too tired?
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Arnold Thursday, 8 March 2018 09:55
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Dils Thursday, 8 March 2018 09:57
You have shamed all of us who voted for the current government. We blame our selves for voting you in What more disappointing acts you have for us
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Upul Sena Thursday, 8 March 2018 10:06
Sir, it is your plan to give pain to others and save your seat, you are indeed a shameless PM.
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Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 8 March 2018 11:26
As RW wears Coat and suit, there is no respect for that suit. We need Sajith.
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Cup and Saucer Piris Thursday, 8 March 2018 10:08
Hon. Prime Minister how about the NO CONFIDENCE MOTION against you? When it will take place?
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Don Costa de Silva Thursday, 8 March 2018 10:10
PM its enough and enough you giving pains and agony to SriLankans, better you go and settle down in Singapore with your good old friend Mahendran.
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Raji Thursday, 8 March 2018 10:21
Where are you? You are not to be seen and it seem as a precautionary measure you are in a safe location. But you should have been physically present in Kandy, and ensure communal violence in that one small area is contained. No point visiting Kandy after the colossal damage being done
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Waco Thursday, 8 March 2018 10:21
This man has no respect for the security forces and the Police. A solen headed fool.
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Jaws Thursday, 8 March 2018 11:09
General public believes the riot is created and escalated by your government to tackle no confidence motion and failures of your government. If we see the chain of events we have a suspicion on you since there was a inaction of police and failure of intelligence services.
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Dingi Thursday, 8 March 2018 11:32
Dear PM, you are too late, everything happened, no more to safe
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Sincere Thursday, 8 March 2018 11:44
He should have continued, "In other words, its my inability"
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Martin Milton Thursday, 8 March 2018 16:45
How utterly sad that this person parades like an innocent when he is the PRIME guilty person behind the Bond scam. These disturbances have been created at his bidding advised by foreign underhand forces with vested interests.
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