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Police to crack whip on inciters

The Sri Lanka Police will take stern legal action against any person or group trying to create communal or religious discord or disharmony irrespective of their status, Police headquarters said.

The statement, said that IGP Pujith Jayasundara has issued a circular to all police officers stating that OICs of Police stations would be held responsible if any conflict situation or disruptive incident that occurs in their area of authority and that all OIC, ASPs and DIGs including divisional DIGs should act with dedication to prevent such incident or situations.

The statement said a handful of persons bent on creating such conflict situations or acts of violence issuing statements aimed at creating communal hatred and insulting various religions by spreading false propaganda through social media web sites have already been identified and arrangements are already been made to take stringent legal action against them.

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