Prime Minister visits affected in Kandy
Posted on March 10th, 2018

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe visited Kandy today (10) to observe the situation and the damages to the residences and businesses in the aftermath of violence that sparked off in the in Kandy Administrative district.

The PM arrived in Digana at 7 am today, Ada Derana correspondent reported.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Public Enterprise and Kandy Development Minister Lakshman Kiriella, Urban Development, Water Supply, and  Drainage Minister Rauff Hakeem, Post and Postal Services Minister  A.H.M. Haleem,Chief Minister of Central Province Sarath Ekanayake, Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, and Deputy Inspector General of Police Mr.M.R.Lateef also accompanied PM in the tour to  meet the people affected by the violence in the last few days.


Wickremesinghe observed the damaged property in Kengalla and Akurana and attended a special discussion of Kandy Defense Committee held at Kandy District Secretariat afterwards, Ada Derana correspondent reported.

Meanwhile, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya led a group of party leaders of all political parties in parliament representing all communities, religious leaders and people’s representatives in Kandy district to meet the people affected by the violence in the last few days.

The group met with the Buddhist Chief Prelates of Malwatta and Asgiri chapters and afterwards with the Muslim religious leaders at the main Mosques in the Kandy City. The group also met with the Hindu religious leaders and community leaders at the Central Provincial Governor’s office.

The group also held a special discussion with the security forces chiefs prior to visiting the affected towns to meet the people affected by the violence.

Meanwhile security forces have been further deployed in the Kandy Police Division as normalcy was returning fast after the unrest that was raging in Kandy recently. In addition to the police, the Police Special Task Force, the Army and the Navy have been deployed in the area to  ensure the safety of all civilians and property.

2 Responses to “Prime Minister visits affected in Kandy”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    Ranil Wikunanasinghe has AGREED to resign in favor of Sajith Premadasa this month (March 2018)?

    I have received personal reports from Sri Lanka to this effect. They say that several newspapers have reported this too. Why is this not reported in the main TV news channels??

  2. Nanda Says:

    “The usual suspects are rampaging through the streets of Kandy and Ampara inciting violence and spewing hatred. The arrest of Mahason Balakaya leader Amith Weerasinghe at long last, was the first glimmer of hope in an otherwise bleak week for harmony and peaceful co-existence in this country. This criminal and purveyor of hate must not be bailed out in a few weeks. If these thugs are not brought to justice, Kandy and Ampara will go down as another black chapter in this island story of violence and senseless killing, with many more to follow.” – Editorial Sunday Observer

    Is there ONE vedio clip to prove criminal activity of the suspect ?
    All I can see is his going around the coutry and showing how Muslims illegal construction on Temple lands and Mosques appearing every 30m in some ares of the country. What he is showing is inability of the governement to prevent aggressive and sometime completely illegal expansionism of Muslims. Is this called ‘thuggery’ ? He should be released immediately if there is any democracy left.

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