Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Chamber urges strong action against hate mongers, rioters
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Chamber of Commerce urged strong measures to curb anti-Muslim sentiments and communal tensions building up in the country.
"We condemn religious and ethnic intolerance which has led to the current situation of unrest and call upon those vested with authority to take stringent measures to control all efforts to perpetrate violence," the chamber said in a statement.
"We urge all persons to unite and provide leadership to prevent further violence or the propagation of disharmony.
"Recent history has shown us how seriously our people were affected by a conflict rooted in communal disharmony. A recurrence of such a conflict will impact adversely on the development of this country in many ways i.e. spiritually, socially and economically.
"We call upon our citizens to act in a responsible manner and help the Authorities restore normalcy," the chamber said. (COLOMBO, February 08, 2018)