President visits Kandy to discuss current situation
President Maithripala Sirisena held a special meeting at President’s House in Kandy to discuss the current situation in the Kandy district.
Mahasangha led by Anunayaka Theros of Malwattha and Asgiriya chapters, and Islamic Moulavies and other religious leaders, ministers, government officers, and chiefs of security sections gathered in this discussion, the President’s Media Division said.
President Sirisena discussed with religious leaders about the situation that has occurred suddenly and the leadership they can provide to bring it under control and to avoid spreading of the misunderstandings among people.
The religious leaders pointed out that exaggeration of minor incidents through various social media platforms is one of the main reasons for the spread of this situation.
President Sirisena stressed the importance of communicating precise information to the public and instructed officers to inform the public about the true circumstances of the situation through religious leaders.
President Sirisena pointed out the importance of taking maximum efforts by all religious leaders to create an environment to prevent the recurrence of this kind of incidents in the society while building the peace and reconciliation among all the communities in the country.
The President instructed the Police and the Tri-Forces to take necessary steps to ensure the security of the people in the area and further stated to take every possible step to ensure peace in the relevant areas.
The President specially requested the religious leaders to, apart from the steps taking by the security forces to ensure the security of the people in the area, take the leadership in the process of building peace and harmony among the different communities in the respective areas.
The Maha Sangha including Most Ven. Niyangoda Sri Vijithasiri Anunayake Maha Thero of Malwatta Chapter, Ven. Dibulkumbure Vimaladhamma Anunayake Thero, Most Ven. Wedaruwe Upali Anunayaka Thero of the Asgiri Chapter, Ven. Narampanawe Ananda, Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thero, Ven. Dr. Medagoda Abayathissa Thero, Ven. Prof. Iduragare Dhammanandha Thero, the Moulavies including the Kandy Chief Moulavi Fazlur Rehman, Rev. Fr. Ivan Jayasundara ,the Parish Priest, St. Anthony’s Cathedral, Kandy, the trustee of the Shri Selva Vinayagar temple in Kandy, Krishanmoorthy Govindasami, Ministers and MPs, Secretary to the President Austin Fernando, public servants and heads of security forces participated in this meeting.
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The clergy the buddhists in particular should not play politics by sitting on an equal footing with the likes of any politicians. We have yet to see trump sit with the pope to brief him on us policy nor the pope from the pulpit ever condemn any perversions of democracy of democracy!
the politicians ought o to maintain a running dialog with v arious communities. Mr Pathmanathan was the only person to petition the colonist following the declaration of marshal law in 1915. The government should oy be reduced to the delaration of marshal law meaning giving the authority to shoot citizens at ill without question. If the government cannot maintain law an order then they ougt to call for an election and let the people decide the credibility of the sirisena/ranil clique
Martial Law has been in place 24 hrs per day, 7 days per week, 52 weeks per year from 04 Feb 1948.
All GOSL’s have been above the law; shoot to kill is the order of the day.
We are a lawless, anarchic and violent society.
your claim is speculation for we have to gi by official declared martial law. There is nothing unique about professional killers for it is a global phenomen gave way on and sri lanka is no exception.
Colonialism is subjugation is by force whose objective is exploitation in one form or the other and what followed described as neo colonialism. What the sri lankans went through since 1948 was aneo colonisim and we continue to so considering the US, canada and the eoropean union continue to dictate terms.
The government has no control over national security for those who are expected to provide national security are gangs of professional homicides licensed to kil.
this is new development and only time will be able to resolve the contradictions between forces that generate these conflicts
I agree with you.
Your quote “The government has no control over national security for those who are expected to provide national security are gangs of professional homicides licensed to kill”.
That is the truth, 100%.
This is why there’s resistance from top to bottom to the appointment of the true war hero, Field Marshall SF to the Law and Order Ministry.
There is a big battle to be fought in the Law and Order area and only the Field Marshall can win that battle.