Tuesday, 17 June 2014 - 9:04
Police curfew in Aluthgama and Beruwala lifted for 4 hours.
Police curfew imposed in Aluthgama and Beruwala areas have been lifted temporarily for 4 hours between 8 am to 12 pm.
The Government Information Department meanwhile stated that the tense situation in Aluthgama and Beruwala is now under control.
In order to prevent similar problematic situations Prime Minister D.M. Jayarathna chaired a special meeting at the Kalutara District Secretariat yesterday.
It was decided to deploy army in trouble prone areas and security personnel at entrances of several roads leading to these areas.
Another decision taken during the meeting was to request Buddhist monks and Muslim moulavies to use loudspeakers to calm the public.
The meeting also decided to investigate small extremist groups and take legal action against them.
Meanwhile Governor of the Western Province Alavi Moulana, Ministers Basil Rajapaksa, Maithreepala Sirisena, Rohitha Abeygunawardana, Kumara Welgama, S.B. Dissanayake and IGP N.K. Ilangakoon participated in the meeting held at the Kalutara District Secretariat.
Following the meeting the Prime Minister’s Office stated that the Premier joined an inspection tour in Aluthgama, Beruwala, Welipitiya, and Darga town and met residents.
Meanwhile UNHR Commissioner Navaneethan pillai has expressed her views about the clash that had occurred in Aluthgama day-before-yesterday.
On this occasion the UNHR Commissioner had told that Sri Lanka should take action to protect religious minority sections.