Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today appealed for calm after civil unrest broke out, especially in the Kurunegala District targeting Muslims.
The Prime Minister urged the public not to be swayed by false information.
“I appeal to all citizens to remain calm and not be swayed by false information. Security forces are working tirelessly to apprehend terrorists and ensure the security of the country, but each time there is civil unrest, we increase their burden and hamper ongoing investigations,” he said.
The appeal was made after several Muslim owned shops and other property were damaged or destroyed by mobs in the Kurunegala District yesterday and today.
A Police curfew was imposed in several areas in the Kurunegala District following the violence. (Colombo Gazette)