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The Canadian government yesterday condemned the outbreak of communal violence and called on the Sri Lankan authorities to act quickly to ensure the safety of all communities.

“Canada condemns the outbreak of communal violence against Muslims, which resulted in the loss of lives and extensive damage to property in the south of Sri Lanka on June 15, 2014. We offer our condolences to the families and friends of the deceased and wish a speedy recovery to those injured, Canada stated in a statement.

“This is one of a number of recent and troubling attacks targeting the Muslim community in Sri Lanka. It is of the utmost importance that every person is able to practise his or her faith free from the threat of violence. We urge Sri Lankan authorities to act quickly to ensure the safety of all communities. These attacks are completely unacceptable and a clear violation of the right to religious freedom.”

“Canada will continue to condemn all religiously motivated attacks. We urge calm on all sides and call for a swift and transparent investigation into what happened, as well as appropriate prosecution of those responsible,” the statement added.
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  • Inthikab Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:36 AM

    The Muslim countries around the world and Muslim embassies in Colombo are watching the football.

    Patriot Tuesday, 17 June 2014 02:17 PM

    Thank you Canada.where are the Muslim Embassies -you guys watching the world cup OK OK go to sleep. via DM Android App

    ro Tuesday, 17 June 2014 04:06 PM

    Wonder where Canada was during the war via DM iPad app

    The God Father Tuesday, 17 June 2014 04:09 AM

    Thank You canada, where are those so called Muslim Countries?

    I think those countries should cancel the visas of the Sri Lankan ambassadors and send them back to SL on the boat.

    Mohan Tuesday, 17 June 2014 04:19 AM

    How come no one has blamed the diaspora for this!
    Even after 30 years of war you guys have not learnt anything.

    Shankar Tuesday, 17 June 2014 04:25 AM

    Thank you Canada......Please take strong steps to protect the minorities in Sri Lanka.

    ravi Tuesday, 17 June 2014 04:26 AM

    when the monk was attacked on poson day where was all these people

    Turmeric piece Tuesday, 17 June 2014 04:39 AM

    Canada, Please note that the violence will be attributed to foreign conspiracy by our patriots.

    razik Tuesday, 17 June 2014 05:00 AM

    was the so called attack on the monk so severe to justify such barbaric response.
    Sri Lanka is going to be set back by atleast 10 to 20 years because of the bloodshed .


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