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Strict action would be taken against any individual or group, who incited racism via social media, the Police said today.

The Police said OICs of respective areas would be held responsible if there were such incidents or clashes.

IGP Pujith Jayasundara had instructed OICs, ASPs, Divisional in-Charge Police officers and DIGs across the country to work accordingly in a committed manner to avoid such incidents, a spokesman for the Police said.

The IGP had sent a circular informing all Police officers in this regard, Police said.


He said that they had identified several individuals and groups, who spread and incite hatred among followers various religions, via social media and that the Police had launched an investigation to take strict legal action against them.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • lkboy Monday, 05 June 2017 11:01 AM

    Where is free speech?

    Ronnie Bugger Monday, 05 June 2017 01:54 PM

    Better late than never. Do something since we have a dud for a Law and Order Minister who is no good.

    sanjeewa Monday, 05 June 2017 01:56 PM

    Free is speech freely available. Hate speech comes with a price.... heavy price... that is what law and order in a country.

    SL Monday, 05 June 2017 08:27 AM

    Do the same when destroying our heritage,if you have a backbone!

    ANTON Monday, 05 June 2017 08:32 AM

    YOU ARE FORTUNATE THAT WE DON'T HAVE "BUTCHER OF BOSNIA" IN SRILANKA.

    ceylon Monday, 05 June 2017 08:36 PM

    so far only talks. via DM Android App

    lankaman Monday, 05 June 2017 08:44 AM

    Law is only for those who incite hatred on social media? What about those who incite hatred holding public meetings, those who throw petrol bombs at mosques and shops? Looks like law enforcement is only for miscreants from minority communities.

    Info Monday, 05 June 2017 10:42 AM

    The Saudi state news agency SPA alleged that Qatar “embraces multiple terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at disturbing stability in the region, including the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS and Al-Qaeda, and promotes the message and schemes of these groups through their media constantly.”..so look for the groups in SL who are funded by this country...


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