News

PM instructs Acting IGP to charge suspects in recent unrest under ICCPR

15 May 2019 - 198   - 0

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed that suspects who were arrested over the recent unrest since May 12 be charged under the International Covenant and Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

These instructions were issued to Acting IGP C.D. Wickramaratne during a meeting which was chaired by the Prime Minister at the Defence Ministry this morning.

During the meeting, Mr. Wickremesinghe had also called for an inquiry against security or military personnel who were reported to have failed in their duty of preventing such acts of violence.

He had also urged that an inquiry must be conducted to identify politicians or political groups which were involved in fuelling ethnic tensions over the last few days.

Meanwhile, it was also discussed at the meeting to refrain from re-imposing curfew in the North-Western Province provided that the situation has been restored to normalcy in the area.

(Reporting by Damith Wickramasekara)

  Comments - 0

  • Leave a comment



Top Stories

Keith Noyahr's assault probe to end within two months - Police

Investigations into the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr in 2008 is expected to end within two months, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunas...

22 August 2019 - Views : 4

Sajith's Matara rally to get underway tomorrow

22 August 2019

Re-scrutinized results of 2018 O/L exams released

22 August 2019

Fishing trawlers to receive monitoring devices, solar power system

22 August 2019



style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px"
data-ad-client="ca-pub-6200193111498313"
data-ad-slot="1999573490">

 

Features & Analysis

Discovery of exoplanets by Lankan Team

For the first time in the island’s history, a group of Sri Lankans has discovered a new extra-solar planetary s...

'Mega Pride - Pride of the Lion' photographic exhibition

The ‘Mega Pride – Pride of the Lion’ photographic exhibition by the Minister of Megapolis and Weste...

'Strings of Harmony' : Celebrations to mark the 73rd Independence Day of India

‘Strings of Harmony’ – a Santoor Jugalbandi by Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and his son Pandit Rahul Sh...

Sri Lankan Handicrafts Day in Beijing

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing in collaboration with the International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR), o...



style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px"
data-ad-client="ca-pub-6200193111498313"
data-ad-slot="1999573490">