Human Rights Commission Summons Senior Police Officers To Probe Violence

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) which was set up to promote and protect human rights in the country has launched a separate investigation into the clash which occurred in Aluthgama, Beruwala and Dharga Town.

A group of investigative officers attached to the HRCSL has already visited the \area to commence its investigations, a spokesman of the Human Rights Commission told Asian Mirror.


Meanwhile, the HRCSL is to summon state officials including the senior police officers to the Kalutara district secretariat office tomorrow (18). The HRCSL is to finalise a report regarding the incident and give its recommendations on the state institutions which should be held responsible for not taking action against those who incited violence in the area.

The Police have come under severe criticism from the Public for allowing the Bodu Bala Sena to hold a protest rally in Aluthgama in the wake of a tense situation surrounding Sinhala-Buddhists and Muslims in the area. Some allege that the Police did not take action to prevent mobs from parading the streets and attacking houses and buildings belonging to Muslims.

A spokesman of the HRCSL said each and every aspect of this problem will be carefully analyzed by the investigative body before finalizing its report.

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