Ambassadors of EU member countries based in Sri Lanka have sought action on perpetrators of hate crimes.
The EU office in Sri Lanka said that the recent attacks on communities are very worrying.
“It is important that the Government and the security forces take urgent action against hate crimes and ensure that the perpetrators of such actions are swiftly brought to justice. It is vital that all political leaders, religious and other community leaders condemn violence and make every effort to promote understanding and harmony between communities,” the EU said.
The EU trusts that any actions taken under the state of emergency will be proportionate and respect constitutional rights and freedoms. (Colombo Gazette)