The European Union Delegation today condemned the outbreak of communal violence which resulted in the loss of lives and extensive damage to property in Kalutara District.
Issuing a statement the European Union Delegation said; “EU is very alarmed by the recent violence perpetrated against Muslims community.
“Our though are with the families of the deceased and those affected by the violence. We welcome the Sri Lankan government’s assurance that it will investigate and bring to book those responsible for these incidents.
“Incitement of communal violence and hatred can only be counterproductive to Sri Lanka’s stability. We urge Sri Lankan government to ensure that rule of law is upheld. We call on Sri Lankans to exercise restraint, respect diversity and refrain from violence, working together to achieve reconciliation.”