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Press Release - In Response to the Recent Riots in the Country

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STATEMENT BY
HRH THE RAJA REMIGIUS KANAGARAJAH OF JAFFNA


I would like to express my deep concern over the recent riots which took place in the country. Unfortunately some groups of people are trying to create unnecessary problems in the country and trying to disturb the hard earned peace.

As I mentioned earlier, I would kindly like to remind you all that on the island we have groups with different languages, race, religions, customs and traditions. All the people of Sri Lanka should be able to live in a truly equal multicultural society.

I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones and I also wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured in the recent riots.

Hate speech is a form of violence and it should be entirely banned across the country. Therefore the Government should introduce new laws against hate speech and also the Government should take appropriate measures to ensure that social media companies to remove hate speech, false news and illegal content within a strict time frame.

A proper investigation should be conducted without undue delay and those responsible for the recent riots should be severely punished. The Law Enforcement Officers should ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.

God bless you all,

God bless Sri Lanka!

Rajadhani Nilayam
The Netherlands