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* Curfew lifted temporarily in Sri Lanka's violence-stricken town
Tue, Jun 17, 2014, 12:00 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities have temporarily lifted the police curfew imposed in Aluthgama Beruwala area following Sunday's deadly clashes between extremist Sinhalese and Muslims people.

Accordingly the police curfew imposed in Aluthgama and Beruwala areas have been lifted temporarily for 4 hours from 8 am to 12 pm today.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police N.K. Ilangakoon has assured that all measures have been taken to ensure peace in Aluthgama and nearby areas and the tense situation prevailed in the area has been brought under control.

Addressing a media briefing at Police Headquarters Monday, the IGP said the Police, the Special Task Force and the Army have been deployed to re-establish law and order and ensure peace in the violence-ridden areas.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne, who is also the Buddha Sasana & Religious Affairs Minister chaired a special meeting at the Kalutara District Secretariat yesterday to discuss prevention of similar incidents as happened in the Aluthgama area.

Ministers Basil Rajapaksa, Maithreepala Sirisena, Dullas Alahapperuma, S.B. Dissanayake, Kumara Welgama, senior Minister A.H.M Fowzie, Rohitha Abeygunawardena and the IGP also participated in the meeting.

They have decided to deploy army in trouble prone areas and security personnel at entrances of several roads leading to these areas.

During the meeting a decision was also taken to investigate small extremist groups and take legal action against them.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa urged all parties concerned to act in restraint and promised an investigation into the communal violence in Aluthgama. The Government will not allow anyone to take the law into their own hands, he said, adding that an extensive investigation is being carried out to bring to book those responsible.

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