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President Maithripala Sirisena warned that he will hand over the task of arresting the trend of religious and communal violence to the army if the police are unable to apprehend those who perpetrate these crimes.

The President said this when he met Government Ministers and MPs at the Parliamentary complex last afternoon.

“These violent acts are being carried out by a group that is backed by the opposition. Why don’t you tell the people who is behind these incidents,” he had challenged the MPs present.

Presidents had said this in reply to a complaint made to him by UNP MP Mujubur Rahaman that the government had failed to arrest those who promote religious and communal hatred. ( Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • nash Thursday, 08 June 2017 06:31 PM

    Respective people for all communal unrest through destruction of archaeological sites, forests should be punished in order to keep law and order of the country.

    Mondosory man Thursday, 08 June 2017 08:11 PM

    The president and the whole nation knows what is happening behind the scenes but we are surprised on our presidents recent statements. Any way we are disappointed by you Mr. President. via DM Android App

    Punchinilame Thursday, 08 June 2017 08:19 PM

    The President, in his Hopper-dinner ideals, is awaiting something sinister to happen, when things will take its ownturn, while he remains a GG man forever!

    Voter Thursday, 08 June 2017 08:19 PM

    If President feel any difficulties to handle this issue please hand over to Field martial Mr. Sarath Fonseka. via DM Android App

    TTP Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:03 PM

    Arrest those who are trying to destabilise this county. We have to respect all the religion. That doesn't mean BBS is authorised to create trouble in the name of religion. Politicians should understand this very well.

    Kosala Thursday, 08 June 2017 08:51 AM

    Respective people has to be punished .dont waste time. its geting out of control. via DM Android App

    Sunil Thursday, 08 June 2017 08:57 AM

    No doubt about that. Arrest the perpetrators as soon as possible. Else, even the government will look like a puppet.

    jj Thursday, 08 June 2017 08:58 AM

    all races and religions are feeling threatened under your government via DM iOS App

    cheers Thursday, 08 June 2017 09:13 AM

    You have screwed the image of Army and now trying to bring them to safe guard your short comings and what failed leader of our country

    mithra Thursday, 08 June 2017 09:33 AM

    Mr.President, the time had come already yesteryear for you to say "enough is enough". Why deliberating still? You have let the grass and weeds to grow too high allowing the lawn to be infected by venamous serpents too.

    jj Thursday, 08 June 2017 09:51 AM

    all races and religions are feeling threatened under your government via DM iOS App

    Hitapangmachan Thursday, 08 June 2017 10:05 AM

    it was wonder of Asia its becom FUN of ASIA via DM iOS App

    Hisham Thursday, 08 June 2017 10:07 AM

    Sri Lanka is the only country in the world to have a radio as a president. Lots of noise, but zero action.

    Dr.Raghav Thursday, 08 June 2017 10:09 AM

    The police has a bad reputation being corrupt in most of the 3rd world countries.If the army can do the right thing then never loose a single minute.Involve them.

    Siripala Friday, 09 June 2017 06:14 AM

    Correct. Wijedasa has his feet on both sides and awaiting a JO government to get a ministerial post and to safeguard his illegally amassed wealth.

    amir Thursday, 08 June 2017 10:18 AM

    first remove the IGP and wijedasa rajapksa

    Siripala Friday, 09 June 2017 06:19 AM

    Correction : NATO = No action Talk only.

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 08 June 2017 10:33 AM

    If the army too fails, bring down the UN peace keeping forces.

    sachith Tuesday, 13 June 2017 09:39 AM

    This is another super man talk from our president and after some tragic happens ,then he will say, " I got to know it for the paththare"

    wimal Friday, 09 June 2017 07:11 AM

    Arrest Wijedasa Rajapaksa the entire problem would be over this paraya with the assistance og Jara Gotabya is ruining this countrythis para jada wijedsa Rajapaksa must be arrested and kicked out of the UNP

    Lima Thursday, 08 June 2017 10:46 AM

    VERY GOOD PRES MS , SEND THE ARMY TO WIJEYADASA MINISTER HOUSE TO ARREST BBS GNANA. HE IS THERE , WHOLE WORLD KNOWS , NEED TO ARREST SOON , TOP URGENT AGENDA AS OF NOW I SRI LANKA , KEEP ALL ASIDE , ATTEND TO THIS FIRST , THIS IS THE FIRST PRIORITY AS OF NOW

    Mohamed Thursday, 08 June 2017 10:51 AM

    Every time releasing different fruit full statements but no action. Yahapalana is not in an idea of fulfilling there promises made by them before election. via DM Android App

    ANTON Thursday, 08 June 2017 10:53 AM

    WHAT DOES IGP MEAN , INCOME GENERATING PERSON ?

    JAN Thursday, 08 June 2017 10:54 AM

    MS Well done We Citizens gave you 62% to make Well disciplined SriLanka From Top to Bottom Please Give ARMYSF to arrest who creates RACISM around the country via DM Android App

    C Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:01 AM

    well said if ranil cant do things right get the good ministers of unp and SLFP and move forward. via DM Android App

    Minority Musalman Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:01 AM

    Your statement are very strong but your actions are unsatisfiable. via DM Android App

    Sincere Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:13 AM

    Absolutely right!

    Maulana Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:23 AM

    Former president idea was will not loose the election the current president idea was might loose election but god change the ideas of both. This is the gift of god to our president so sir please maintain the law and order of the country. via DM Android App

    David Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:27 AM

    Beating around the bush, If you knew it already the police is not capable why do you want to deploy ARMY, proper decisions has to be taken in order to get the job done from police - that's why they are being paid for

    Dinu Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:48 AM

    Well said, these two are good for nothing and has no capabilities to do their job. Zero intelligence.

    Xtrm Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:51 AM

    I always feel that these two become jokers and no one take serious about what they say.

    OMG Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:54 AM

    Fully agree, including SAGALA. All wasting tax money and not capable for their posts. This is the out come of appointing wrong people to wrong post.

    GK Thursday, 08 June 2017 12:00 PM

    IGP - investigating person, they can only investigating, no results. Also can say IGP - ignorant person. IGP- Irregular grid painter

    wonder of Asia Thursday, 08 June 2017 12:23 PM

    next is UN peace keeping force no doubt via DM iOS App

    ceylon Thursday, 08 June 2017 12:23 PM

    what a joke.shame in this president.police dont follow presidents orders.he also kniw who are behind tgem but cant arrest.better u resign without jokes. via DM Android App

    A minority voter Friday, 09 June 2017 09:50 AM

    For the benefit of the nation president suggest to fix CCTV Camera in state departments but due to displeasur of the heads of those departments couldnt implement. These are the minus points of the leader. via DM Android App

    ceylon Thursday, 08 June 2017 12:31 PM

    if police dont care presidents orderssack all who dont care you.if not you resign imeadiatly. via DM Android App

    mnsmart Thursday, 08 June 2017 12:51 PM

    we remember a small girl was arrested

    Div Thursday, 08 June 2017 01:08 PM

    If you have no confidence in police sack dismiss its head,clean it up and clean your act too.

    M R N Thursday, 08 June 2017 02:04 PM

    Higannage thuwale wage. Hamawelawema opposition. Are you the PRESIDENT or the guy whom referred by Gandasara

    Tin Thursday, 08 June 2017 02:09 PM

    Army has no business dealing with civilian arrests which is against the democratic values. Country is no longer under emergency law. If you can't get the police to do their duty deal with them first.

    Jeff Thursday, 08 June 2017 02:19 PM

    President responsible for all nation of the country. If he can tell to the nation why he became a president, why cant he take full responsibility wot happening now. All communities are unrest and worried wot going to happen next day. PPL totally forgotten 30yrs of the war and how much went through. Sri Lanka 98% depend on international community found and aid.

    Arnold Thursday, 08 June 2017 03:05 PM

    All talk no action.

    Yahapalaka Friday, 09 June 2017 11:46 AM

    Yes, Sir, No, Sir. He will not be arrested, Sir. What can we expect from such an IGP?

    Haramanis Thursday, 08 June 2017 04:04 PM

    Mr President - please joke again about bringing Fonny on the scene!!

    Gobba Thursday, 08 June 2017 04:06 PM

    Sira's inaction and empty words are extremely shocking for a President who has to be the PRESIDENT FOR ALL CITIZENS OF SRI LANKA.


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