Colombo, March 7 (newsin.asia) – The United Nations, on Wednesday urged Sri Lankan authorities to take immediate action against perpetrators involved in communal violence and to ensure appropriate measures are swiftly taken to restore normalcy in the affected areas.
The UN Office in Colombo, in a statement said it was concerned about the recent incidents of communal violence in the island country and condemned these acts in the strongest possible terms.
“The United Nations also urges authorities, and all citizens to ensure that the rule of law is upheld, human rights are protected, and security and safety is ensured for all,” the UN Office said.
Sri Lankan Police, on Wednesday extended a curfew for the third consecutive day in Kandy, in Central Sri Lanka, after mobs from the majority Sinhalese and minority Muslims, clashed on the streets resulting in two deaths and several being injured.
Eye witnesses on ground in Kandy said several businesses, homes and mosques had been damaged and violence had spread into Akurana and Katugastota, in the suburbs of Kandy.