EU demands action against Sri Lankan perpetrators of hate crimes
ECONOMYNEXT – The European Union has described as “very worrying” recent attacks on minorities in Sri Lanka and called for perpetrators of hate crimes to be swiftly brought to justice.
“The recent attacks on communities are very worrying,” EU ambassadors in the island said in a statement.
“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.”
The EU said 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 trusts that any actions taken under the State of Emergency will be proportionate and respect constitutional rights and freedoms,” it said.
(COLOMBO, March 08, 2018)