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* Private sector business organizations in Sri Lanka laud government action to ban hate rallies and speeches
Wed, Jun 25, 2014, 12:58 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's private sector business organizations today welcomed the President's decision to appoint a high level panel to inquire into the disturbances that took place in Aluthgama and Beruwala recently.

They lauded swift action by the Government to ban public rallies and to introduce hate speech prevention legislation.

Jointly issuing a statement, National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka, Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL), Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE), International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL), Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF), National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka, the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) said that the Panel needed to be comprised of eminent personalities.

They also urged people to implement the following:

The law enforcement agencies to prosecute all those who incited and perpetrated communal violence in Aluthgama and elsewhere and to act immediately and impartially to maintain peace as well as law and order.

The authorities to enforce the rule of law impartially and prevent extremist elements from causing disharmony.

Our fellow citizens to act with restraint, shun violence and respect each other's religious and cultural beliefs and identities.

Religious, political and civil society leaders to promote peace and harmony amongst all Sri Lankans.

All citizens to think and act as one family, with a common vision for a peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka.

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