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* Sri Lankan President promises stern action against perpetrators of communal violence
Wed, Jun 18, 2014, 08:11 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 18, Beruwala: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today vowed to take stern action against the perpetrators of the communal violence in Aluthgama and Beruwala.

After visiting the areas of Beruwala and Aluthgama affected by the clashes between the Sinhalese and Muslim residents today, the President, who just returned from the Bolivia visit, promised to conduct an impartial investigation into the incidents and to definitely bring all culprits to the book.

During the tour to Beruwala he met both Buddhist and Muslim religious leaders, security officials, political leaders and government officials at the Divisional Secretariat to inquire about the incidents that left three dead and scores injured as well as number of shops and properties damaged.

The President instructed the district officials to make arrangements for the families aggrieved by the violence to receive compensation and to repair the damaged property.

He said measures will be taken to prevent such incidents in future by certain extremist groups. He also promised to remove the army soldiers providing security to the areas now as soon as normalcy is restored.

Ministers Mervyn Silva, Rohitha Abeygunawardena, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order retired Major General Nanda Mallawarachchi, Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake and IGP N.K. Ilangakoon accompanied the President.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

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