UNP slams ‘lukewarm’ action on Pepiliyana incident

UNP slams ‘lukewarm’ action on Pepiliyana incident

March 30, 2013   05:47 pm

Condemning Thursday’s attack on clothing store in Pepiliyana by a violent mob, the UNP today said it’s dissatisfied with the manner in which the government acts regarding such incident.

The intervention of security forces to resolve the situation had been delayed and that a lukewarm approach was evident in the legal steps which had followed, charged UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake.

He claimed that the government had followed a neutral policy regarding such lawless acts from the start and that instead finding a solution to the issues had created divisions between various Buddhist clergy and sections.

The United National Party (UNP) had directed its full attention towards this issue and will hold discussion with the major Muslim organizations, Mahanayakes and other Buddhist leaders as well as with other religious leaders, Attanayake said in a statement today. 

However, the government here has a special duty of properly implementing the law, the UNP MP emphasized while urging the public to exercise utmost patience and respect for rule of law.   

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