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* U.S. calls on Sri Lankan government to act quickly against sectarian violence
Tue, Mar 6, 2018, 08:39 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 06, Colombo: The United States today called on the government of Sri Lanka to act quickly against the perpetrators of communal violence and end the State of emergency while ensuring human rights.

The U.S. Embassy in Colombo in a statement said the Rule of Law, human rights, and equality are essential for peaceful coexistence.

"It is important that the Government of Sri Lanka act quickly against perpetrators of sectarian violence, protect religious minorities and their places of worship, and conclude the State of Emergency swiftly, while protecting human rights and basic freedoms for all."

Sri Lanka today declared a State of Emergency for a period of one week as the communal clashes Sinhalese and Muslims in central hill country continued for another day.

 

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