An organised group had been behind the recent unfortunate incidents which occurred in the Kandy area, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.“Police have already received vital information about it. I have directed the Law and Order Minister and the IGP to conduct an urgent investigation into the matter and take necessary action about it,” the Prime Minister said.
President Maithripala Sirisena who is in India to attend an international conference met Indian President Ram Nath Kovind in Delhi last evening. During the meeting President Kovind said President Sirisena had been able to deliver long term benefits to Sri Lanka while establishing peace in the country.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe toured the beleaguered district of Kandy to meet people affected by the unrest, in what was the first high level visit to survey the damage since violent mobs torched homes and businesses in the central region last week.
A program to provide compactor vehicles to local government bodies in the Western Province was commenced with the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (9th March) at the Independence Square in Colombo.