4 arrested over the incident at Pepiliyana

Saturday, 30 March 2013 - 8:35


Minister Rauf Hakeem has requested the president for the cabinet to convene to discuss the situation that has arisen following the attack on a commercial establishment in Pepiliyana.


Speaking further the minister also stated that he had spoken with other Muslim Ministers regarding this incident.


The commercial establishment was attacked by a group of individuals and 3 were injured during the incident.


Police media spokesperson SP Buddhika Siriwardena stated that 4 persons have been arrested in connection to the incident.


4 special police teams lead by Senior DIG Anura Senanayaka are conducting investigations into the incident.


Speaking to our news team Senior DIG Senanayaka stated that the incident had taken place as a result of a personal dispute.


Meanwhile, speaking at a function held in Yatiyana yesterday, Deputy Minister of Plantations Earl Gunasekara stated that certain individuals in the country are trying to initiate Navi Pillai’s agenda by stirring racist feelings.