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* Prime Minister to visit restive Kandy today
Sat, Mar 10, 2018, 11:12 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 10, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to tour the Digana and Kengalla cities in the Kandy Administrative District today to observe the situation and the damages to the residences and businesses in the area.

The Prime Minister will attend a special discussion held in this regard at Kandy District Secretariat.

Meanwhile, the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will lead a group of party leaders of all political parties in parliament representing all communities, religious leaders and people's representatives in Kandy district to meet the people affected by the violence in the last few days.

The group will first meet with the Buddhist Chief Prelates of Malwatta and Asgiri chapters and afterwards with the Muslim religious leaders at the main Mosques in the Kandy City. The group will also meet with the Hindu religious leaders and community leaders at the Central Provincial Governor's office.

The group will also hold a special discussion with the security forces chiefs prior to visiting the affected towns to meet the people affected by the violence.

State Minister for Defense Ruwan Wijewardene and Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake were also in the Kandy District yesterday to observe the activities in the region. The team was able to witness security provisions being made in the areas by the Armed Forces, the Police and the Special Task Force.

The curfew that was imposed from 8 pm last night was lifted at 5 am today.

Meanwhile, all the schools in the Kandy District which were closed due to the tense situation will be reopened on Monday, March 12, the Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake said.


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