19 September, 2018

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All Steps Necessary To Stop Violence And Compensate Victims Taken – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament today that the Security Council which met last evening (5th) decided to instruct the Police to enforce the law against all parties engaged in any activity that hinders the normal routines of the general public and to act decisively to control any unrest that might occur.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

After describing the communal incidents that took place in Ampara a few weeks ago and several townships in Kandy over the past two days, Wickremesinghe went on to condemn the violence that has taken place. He added that there are various subversive elements out to use all means to disrupt the pace and whip up racism. He said that these unnamed groups were planning to disrupt normal life and capture power by unleashing terror.

‘The majority in the country are Sinhala Buddhists. We will protect this heritage, as Sinhala Buddhists. There has been no threat to this heritage or related rights. We will not allow that to happen.

‘There are other communities and religions in this country. All of them have the right to celebrate their cultures and follow their faiths without any hindrance. We will safeguard this right. Therefore we express our regret regarding the damage done to mosques. 

‘The government will not hesitate to take firm action against organized or subversive acts.’

Wickremesinghe also expressed his gratitude to the Maha Sangha, Muslim Maulavis, regional journalists and others who acted with extreme patience and wisdom. 

He promised that those who suffered losses in the violence will be adequately and swiftly compensated and called upon the general public not to fall victim to traitors who want to achieve their objectives by whipping up racism.

To read the full speech click here

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  • 6
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    Just imagine how far back this would have set this country, economically, socially and reputationally!

    MOST Politicians are to blame for this pathetic state of affairs. At least NOW can we agree that the people of this country are SRI LANKAN and nothing else matters. And can we have racist references banned wherever they be uttered, starting with this website?

  • 7
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    Bull shit crap. Why need a IGP if you have to instruct them to take necessary action. You should fire him , if he has failed in his duties
    Appoint a person like SF n feel the difference. .

    • 5
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      Totally agree. Fire that Pujitha right away ! Are you waiting for an auspicious time for that too ?

      #firepujitha

  • 4
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    “All Steps Necessary To Stop Violence And Compensate Victims Taken – PM”
    A very Prime Ministerial Statement! ha ha

    Never mind taking steps to stop the violence.

    Have you taken steps to stop it from happening again ? the answer is NO!

    Compensate victims?

    The Sinhala Government have two slush funds
    One slush fund to arm the thugs, provide them transport, provide them arrack and briyani.
    Second slush fund to compensate the victims i.e provide them shelter and briyani for few days and then abandon them.
    The slush funds come from Bond scam and other scams

  • 2
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    ‘The majority in the country are Sinhala Buddhists. We will protect this heritage, as Sinhala Buddhists. There has been no threat to this heritage or related rights. We will not allow that to happen.

    is he endorsing the riots?

    now read this:

    “‘There are other communities and religions in this country. All of them have the right to celebrate their cultures and follow their faiths without any hindrance.”

    is he telling other communities to f off?

    now read this
    “…Wickremesinghe also expressed his gratitude to the Maha Sangha,…”

    for starting the riots?

    bloody hell the country is well and truly doomed!

    • 1
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      He is trying to assure all that their rights will be safeguarded, but that anyone breaking the law would be dealt with. This country is not doomed, it is up to all the people to follow the laws, put their hatred aside, accept that everyone has rights here, and REJECT efforts by evil sources, from outside, and within the country, to cause chaos in this nation.

  • 3
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    Why does the PM, President or Security Council need to “instruct” the police or STF to implement or enforce law and order? The police force exists and is paid for by taxpayers exclusively to mainatin the peace among civilian populations.

    This sad state of affairs is a clear indication of the extent of politicisation of the police, and also reflects how pervasive politics is, in all day-to-day affairs in Sri Lanka.

    The sadder thing is that the majority of those who are doing the politicking are a bunch of buffoons who cannot differentiate their arses from their elbows.

  • 2
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    Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament today ~ “……..the Security Council………..decided to instruct the Police to enforce the law……….”.
    Lankan Police are breaking the law by not enforcing it!
    The loyalty of the Police force is questionable. RW must look into this – already late.
    Compensating victims? We are all victims in this power game.

  • 0
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    breaking Muslim owned shops and looting the items actually compensation for atrocities committed by the Muslims against Sinhalese

    • 0
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      Jim Harshly, the resident troll who sets one Sri Lankan against the other. Shame on you.

  • 1
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    Where is the Maha Sangha? Still sleeping!

  • 0
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    Any chance of appointing that apostle of Law and Order, that victoriousField Marshall, that modern day Dutugemunu, to lead the charge in Teldeniya. As stated by many ad nauseum, he is the only one in SL who can bring Low and Disorder.Givehim a go, man, and at the end of it ask for a UN Peacekeeping Force.
    RW you have proved yourself No 1 nitwit.

  • 1
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    At least Sirisena and Ranil have condemned these violent acts, and addressing the issue. Let us remember that the last regime was strangely quiet when Muslim property was being destroyed, and people killed in Aluthgama. They even opened the offices of the BBS, the extremists who incited the people.

  • 0
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    Muslims beginning to think Are we missing Prabakaran? When he was active non of this staged. When there is no hero zeros take over.

  • 0
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    aluthgama was destroyed. no compensation. nolimit/shops downsouth nothing. this lie of compensation is a joke. goods and properties worth billions have been damaged. all the ring leaders gnansaraya free. advocate owning a weapon for protection. if the criminals come, just shoot the sob.

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