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)