(Lanka e News - 18.May.2019,11.45PM) Following the easter Sunday attack a group of few Buddhist sinhalese mobs started a racial violence in many areas of the country targeting the Muslim community. During this gruesome attack the owner of Fawas Restaurent located at the Katunayake Minuwangoda road, Mr Fawas too was brutally murdered. This hotel was started 30 years ago in a small scale has now grown to a larger restaurant.
Mantime all muslims houses located at the Rambewa in Kuliyapitiya and Bingiriya areas were totally destructed and few houses were burnt. In the Hettipola area more than 100 shops belong to Muslims were destructed and burnt and the office of a famous lawyer C.M. Salam too was burnt.
Although the Prime Minister and the IGP has ordered all police stations to arrest and prosecute all mobsters who were involved for the Hettipola attack under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and emergency regulations, the SP of the area Roshan Hewawitharana ignoring the government orders has given instructions to the police to produce the culprits to the courts only by producing a B report under the normal law. Report reaching confirms that it was politician Dayasiri Jayasekara who has brought SP Roshan Hewawitharana to the area.
Meantime it was reported that during this racial attack three Muslims were killed and fifty people were injured.
Police has identified that Amith Weerasinghe of the Mahason Balakaya, the chairman of Nawa Sinhala national organization Dan Priyasad and a henchmen of president Sirisena Namal Kumara too has been arrested. Dan Priyasad has been released on bail but Amith Weerasinghe has been remanded. However Namal Kumara is being interrogated by the police. It was Dayasiri Jayaseka who has complained the CID about Namal Kumara who gave leadership to the attack.
Police spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara said until 15th, 78 suspects has been taken into custody following the Wayamba province attack. He further said 62 suspects involved in the attack has been arrested following the investigations conducted through video footages on the 13th and 14th.
The army has focused its attention to the video footage uploaded by Lanka e news facebook profile and other social media about the protection given by the security forces to the racial fanatic who attacked Thummodara mosque. The army has called help from the public to identify the culprit. (https://www.facebook.com/lankaenews/videos/2308130646111842/)
Army media spokesperson brigadier Sumith Atapattu has issued a statement regarding this. “The army is conducting thorough investigation about the video and the army is requesting public assistance to identify the suspect who is in the video and if the person confirmed as a member of the armed force the army would take strong disciplinary actions against him. The army earnestly urge the public to inform the army police platoon on the hotline 0112 5144280 about this special investigation.
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