President Mahinda Rajapaksa, issuing a special statement on the tense situation in Aluthgama last night stated the Government will not allow anyone to take law into their hands. “I urge parties concerned to act in restraint. An investigation will be held for the law to take its course of action to bring to book those responsible for incidents in Aluthgama,” President said.
Police curfews were declared in the area last night, after communal tensions flared there following a rally held by a group of persons in Aluthgama town.
Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana requests the people in the area not to move on roads, streets, and warns that action would be taken under chapter 10 of the code of criminal procedures, against violators.
The Spokesman further requests the people to remain calm and not to disrupt the peace in the country. Latests reports say the situation is now under control.