Tension in Ampara town

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Four shops and a place of religious worship were damaged and three people injured in a clash between two groups in Ampara town and is said to have flared up after some tablets were allegedly found in a meal served by a wayside restaurant to a customer.

The incident had first taken place at the restaurant in the vicinity of temple junction in Ampara on Monday night and the officers of the Ampara Police had come to the scene and launched investigations.

Later an angry mob had attacked several shops in the area with the police finding it difficult to bring the situation under control. Thereafter, police reinforcements had been rushed from nearby police stations and the mob dispersed with the assistance of the STF.

Senior DIG (East) Kapila Jayasekera and major General Mahinda Mudalige, General Officer Commanding – 24th Division and Ampara District Secretary P. Wanigasinghe had also arrived at the scene.

As a precautionary measure, these officers took steps to safeguard all vulnerable religious places of worship in the Ampara Town by deploying the army, police and the special task force and the questionable food referred to the government analyst for further investigations.

Amid discussions held with the Maha Sangha, parliamentarians and the security forces, it was resolved to prevent such incidents in future.

Senior DIG Kapila Gunasekera of the Eastern Division said he was taking steps to arrest the members of the mob and that security would be provided to all the places of religious worship until the unrest subsides. (Wasantha Chandrapala)

  Comments - 35

  • mohamed Tuesday, 27 February 2018 06:16 PM

    The police is only 500 meters away from the incident but it took one and a half hours to come to the location we report you decide

    Scooby Doo Wednesday, 28 February 2018 09:19 AM

    This was a well planned program to collapse the peace.

    Perumal Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:16 AM

    PM is now busy with the Police to control narcotics but he has no idea what contraceptives are used for. He asks if it is another kind of narcotics?

    Siyabala Tuesday, 27 February 2018 06:18 PM

    First arrest the people who distributed infertile tablets. If these things are investigated at the point of customs these pandemoniums will not take place

    Gobba Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:46 AM

    300,000 annual abortions in Sri Lanka and Muslims sneak in birth control tablets!!!! come on. stop taking whatever you are taking. buddy

    afhhamfrk Wednesday, 28 February 2018 01:00 PM

    Wake up from your deep slumber there is no such thing as infertile tablets its invented by those retarded goons who wants to thrive on other man's misery

    Magamind Tuesday, 27 February 2018 08:00 PM

    “Some Muslim restaurants and mosque targeted due to Muslim shop owners distributed or added powder of contraceptive pills to Sinhalese and Tamils in Ampara town, in order to decrease the Shinglease and Tamil populations “ , this were heard from mouth but need urgent investigation ( we all know all politicos are busy with fighting each other. Who know our future is going to be !!!!!

    roshan Wednesday, 28 February 2018 08:47 AM

    come on. how can contraceptive pills decrease the population.. talk sense people. contraceptive pills are effective only for 24 hours maximum

    SAM Wednesday, 28 February 2018 10:39 AM

    Are these tablet gullis for males, females or both?

    Riyas Wednesday, 28 February 2018 03:34 PM

    If there is any medicine to cause sterilization other than the contraceptive pl prove it to the world with names and the country of origin

    Ceylon Tuesday, 27 February 2018 08:03 PM

    Tablets cant do that.affect for only one day sex.if the eaters telling true, they must report it to police with the food and tablets.police do investigations.this is traitors work to brake peace among people to create violence.

    Liberal One Tuesday, 27 February 2018 09:23 PM

    True. Keep your patience and report to the authorities.

    Bat Wednesday, 28 February 2018 09:48 AM

    There is an email circulating about a date rape drug in the west, that further makes the victim infertile. Now here comes a smart guy saying tablets cannot do that.

    Yehiya Wednesday, 28 February 2018 09:02 AM

    Media , Bankrupt Politicians

    tarzan Wednesday, 28 February 2018 09:24 AM

    why muslims should curtail sinhala population, we are running short of brides for our next generation

    Pol Mess Wednesday, 28 February 2018 09:46 AM

    Infertility tablets - Gosh, this is serious stuff. Over to you, Mr. Law

    Peace lover Wednesday, 28 February 2018 10:16 AM

    Wake up srilankan ppl .. Pakistan has targeted Sri Lanka to be converted into Isis ... rumors speculate that Isis training camp is at wilpatu ... you could see a lot of Pakistani ppl roaming around the country with a pass representing that they have been sent to srilanka for asylum due to prevailing war in pakistan. UK is almost gone... now srilanka. It's not contraceptive pills but something even more powerful than that... government can keep quiet but not Sinhalese,Christians and tamil. You need to boycott Muslim food outlets Asap

    Saw a stupid comment Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:32 AM

    You better become a story writer. what a crap from a paralyzed brain. You are a real threat to any peace loving community.

    Sharik Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:46 AM

    What...? You agreed those are rumours and what else...? Rumours say that I am the superman and I can fly....

    Gobba Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:48 AM

    Very good, is anyone forcing you to go to Muslim food outlets. Boycott and go to the nearest Buth kade.

    sujata Wednesday, 28 February 2018 02:43 PM

    if it is a Muslim food outlet, then it is most likely that more Muslim men and not Tamil or Sinhalese men would be visiting them

    Blessing Wednesday, 28 February 2018 02:56 PM

    If you really want the truth, samples must be sent for verification and investigation. Here a mob has shown extreme hatred towards another community.

    Scooby Doo Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:54 AM

    Change your name. How cheap you are to target a particular community and spread rumors. We don't find drunkerts or thugs at Muslim food outlets instead we find people with qualities and that pulls customers. Stop spreading hatred in the name of peace.

    Start With Data Wednesday, 28 February 2018 12:04 PM

    So you are telling me that a small food outlet in Ampara re-engineered its food cost, recipe and service protocol to ensure they could impact the Sinhalese population in the long term? Wow. These guys are Silicon Valley smart.

    NO BRAIN Wednesday, 28 February 2018 01:28 PM


    k.s PERERA Wednesday, 28 February 2018 01:46 PM

    What is the reason for muslims to get hammered all over the world? Mr Lee kwan yu once said nothing could be done with muslims.It says everything friends.

    John Wednesday, 28 February 2018 02:46 PM

    but Muslims in Singapore are well mannered and not like the rest of their clan the world over.Mr Lee kwan yu was indeed successful in taming them

    Sri Lankan Wednesday, 28 February 2018 01:49 PM

    Who ever does crimes or injustice will pay the price soon or later.Else their loved once will payThat is for sure

    sham Wednesday, 28 February 2018 03:21 PM

    my deepest condolences to innocent sinhala and muslim peoples, they ware trapped ..

    Ceylon Thursday, 01 March 2018 03:44 PM

    Law and order minister failed from the begining.by the way where is thug gnanasara?.

    Ceylon Thursday, 01 March 2018 03:56 PM

    Some sinhala traitors who are criminals destroying others for their personel selfish gains.disturbing damaging any citizen are traitorous acts.it damage economy,created problems to all others.these animals in human disguise must lock up and shot to save the peace,justice and prosperity of country.

    K.S.Perera Saturday, 03 March 2018 10:06 AM

    Sure,John We need politicians like Mr.lee kwan yu who kept country above politics .We have Mr Beans and Charlie Chaplins in the wrong places .

    R.M.J Saturday, 03 March 2018 10:28 AM

    Ceylon, you are in the colonial era living in dream worlds.What is happenning in the world is happenning in Sri lanka ,Whether in the East or West .Muslims take the battering for their own sins.

    Paris Noor Saturday, 03 March 2018 11:24 AM

    Rumor makes fire on peace.

    ilovemymotherland Saturday, 03 March 2018 12:35 PM

    this is true...in fact this is their second attempt . A muslim lady was caught taking sinhala girls from from shanty areas and encouraging them to drink a cup of milk and then those girls get paid 1000rs per cup.To keep away the girls from suspecting her she told those girls that the milk was a new product and she was testing on the girls to see how it tastes but the ph and police found out that the milk was very poisounous that it could kill all the sex cells of women and avoid them from giving birth. All muslims are not bad!!

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