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Friday, 09 March 2018 - 14:40
Former President meets religious leaders in Kandy
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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today (Mar. 09) met with the religious leaders in Kandy to discuss the prevailing situation in the area.

Our correspondent said representatives from Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters as well representatives from other religions attended the discussion.

Following the discussion, speaking to the media, the former President said the steps that could be adopted to ease the tension in Kandy was discussed at the meeting.




Meanwhile, the Terrorism Investigation Division is currently interrogating the 10 suspects arrested for their alleged involvement in the recent riots in Kandy.

The suspects were transferred to Colombo last night (Mar. 08).

Police also arrested 71 other suspects for their alleged involvements in damaging houses and places of worship.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Bar Association calling a media conference on the situation in Kandy said under the 'State of Emergency' both police and tri-forces can arrest suspects.

The President of the Sri Lanka Bar Association, PC U. R. de Silva disclosed this yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Commander of Sri Lanka Army had a meeting with religious leaders to discuss the steps that should be taken to quell the tension in Kandy.

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