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* Sri Lanka Marxist party condemns attacks on churches and hotels, requests people not to create communal and religious clashes
Sun, Apr 21, 2019, 10:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 21, Colombo: "The cowardly and barbaric attacks, carried out with whatever intention, targeting civilians today in several places in the island should be condemned and detested" Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukti Peramuna (JVP) said in a statement issued by the Political Bureau of the Party.

The JVP said it is the responsibility of the government to hold a prompt inquiry regarding the incident, reveal the truth to the country and take legal action against the perpetrators. It added that it is also the responsibility of the government to prevent any distress that would occur in the country due to the incidents.

The party asked the people not to engage in conflicts based on this incident to create communal and religious clashes.

The JVP statement:
We condemn barbaric attacks on several places in the country today (21st).

It is reported that nearly 140 people have been killed and more than four hundred people injured in explosions that occurred today (21st) in several places including three Catholic Churches in the country. These cowardly and barbaric attacks, carried out with whatever intention, targeting civilians should be an action that should be condemned and detested. Hence, we detest and strongly condemn this cowardly and barbaric attack.

It is the responsibility of the government to hold a prompt inquiry regarding the incident, reveal the truth to the country and take legal action against the perpetrators. It is also the responsibility of the government to prevent any distress that would occur in the country due to the incidents.

Also, we call upon all Sri Lankan masses not to engage in conflicts based on this incident and not to be a party if the incident is used to create communal and religious clashes.

Lastly, we again condemn the barbaric attack with detest, offer our deepest sympathies to the relatives and loved ones of those who died in the incident and wish speedy recovery for the injured.

 

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