JHU denies any links with Kandy communal riots

The Jathika Hela Urumaya today denied any links with the communal riots in Kandy and has urged the Police to properly investigate and reveal the identity of those who instigated the violence.

JHU leader and Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said that the JHU has been accused of being behind the violence by the joint opposition led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Ranawaka said that he had asked the Police to make public details regarding the ongoing investigations into the violence.

He also said that it was clear from the investigations that some groups linked to the Rajapaksas were behind the violence.

Ranawaka said that the Police investigations have not revealed any links between the JHU and the attacks on the Muslims in Kandy. (Colombo Gazette)