PM says those who used social media to spread hate questioned

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the Police are questioning a few people who had used social media to spread hate among communities.

In a special statement today, the Prime Minister said that the Kandy situation escalated as a result of a hate campaign carried out on social media.

He said that a few incidents had been reported in some parts of Kandy last night yet the situation was brought under control.

Wickremesinghe said that he had a discussion with the new Law and Order Minister and further steps are being taken with regards to the violence in Kandy.

He said the violence had caused a negative impact to the economy, tourism and to local society. (Colombo Gazette)