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* Sri Lanka to set up special police unit to handle religious disputes
Sun, Apr 27, 2014, 09:28 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 27, Colombo: A special police unit to handle religious disputes will be established tomorrow at the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs, the government announced.

The religious disputes unit would operate similar to the tourism and environmental police units that currently operate, the state run radio said.

Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said that the unit will function under the guidance of a Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and there will be eight police officers at the unit under an ASP.

The police officers will be given a special training on multi-ethnic and multi-religious rights, according to the police spokesman. Complaints can be lodge at the unit by telephone or e-mail.

Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa recently said that a special police unit will be established under the Religious Affairs Ministry to deal with complaints related to religious activities.

Responding to the complaints of rising incidents of religious intolerance from extremist Buddhist monk groups towards religious minorities, especially towards Muslims, the President assured that he will not allow any individual or an organization to take the law into their hands and create religious discord in the country.

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