Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Police Chief promises an extensive investigation into communal clashes
Thu, Jun 19, 2014, 07:55 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 19, Colombo: Head of Sri Lanka Police, Inspector General N.K. Ilangakoon said an extensive investigation will be conducted into the communal clashes that took place in Beruwala, Aluthgama, Welipenna and Matugama recently.

Speaking to Media, the IGP said three police teams of the Criminal Investigation Department and the Colombo Crime Division have been deployed to conduct the investigations.

The IGP said the Police have received 138 complaints relating to the recent skirmishes between the Sinhala and Muslim communities in the south western coastal towns.

The police have arrested 55 people suspected of instigating the clashes and 35 of them have been remanded.

The top police officer pledged to take stern action against the culprits who were involved in the incidents.

The situation has returned to normal except for few sporadic incidents and the government has deployed units from the Army and the STF in the areas to ensure law and order.

The Police Chief stressed that assistance of the Maha Sangha and the leaders of other religions is essential to ensure peace and coexistence.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Finance Minister participates in Annual Meeting of the ADB in Germany
-- [5 hours ago]
Chevron Lubricants Lanka opens trading at the Colombo Stock Exchange
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up by 11.6 percent in April 2016
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Supreme Court decides parts of Right to Information bill unconstitutional, needs two-third majority to pass
-- [7 hours ago]
UNAIDS welcomes Sri Lanka Supreme Court's landmark decision prohibiting HIV discrimination
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Deputy Minister holds unscrupulous employment agencies responsible for the plight of housemaids in Saudi Arabia
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President calls for a responsible media culture for the benefit of the people
-- [8 hours ago]
Fitch says Sri Lanka IMF agreement faces implementation risks
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's ex-army chief says 2006 bombing an inside job
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Speaker condemns unruly behavior of lawmakers, appoints committee to probe clash
-- [9 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.