JVP suspects violence in Kandy part of an organised plan

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says it suspects the violence in Kandy was part of an organised plan and not a spontaneous act.

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told Parliament that the sequence of events which took place in Kandy raise suspicions.

He said that while the violence was reported to have erupted as a result of a clash between two groups in which one person was killed, the incident took place several days ago and yet the violence erupted on Sunday.

Dissanayake said that there was a suspicion that some of the recent communal violence occurred with the knowledge of the Government.

The JVP leader also said that existing laws can be used to curb communal violence in the country and a state of emergency is not required. (Colombo Gazette)