14 individual arrested in connection with the incidents based on racism


Police Spokesman DIG Priyantha Jayakody said that total of 14 individual had been arrested in connection with the incidents based on racism.

“The suspects were arrested in connection with several incidents that had taken place in Panadura, Kurunegala, Eluvila and Weeraketiya. A monk and a police constable were also among the arrested,” he said.

The Spokesman said the Police were also investigating several complaints received relating to the social media.

“We would obtain Attorney General’s instruction in connection against individuals who incite racism and violence trough social media,” he added.

Commenting on Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera, DIG Jayakody said that investigations were underway to arrest the Thera.


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