Colombo, March 6 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday assured “stern action” against anyone who spreads violence and rumors in the country with the intention of provoking communal violence.
Making a special statement over the inter-communal clashes reported in several places of the country, the President assured action against the elements who spread violence at a time when the government is taking measures to establish political stability, peace among communities and reconciliation in the country.
He also said stern action will be taken against those who breach peace and provoke citizens by spreading falsehoods by various means, including social media platforms.
The President said necessary action has been taken after convening the National Security Council to discuss the prevailing situation.
“A proper mechanism had been put in place to take further action after having discussions with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Cabinet of Ministers. Therefore, everyone should act calm, maintaining law and order,” he said.