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PM orders another inquiry into alleged police inaction in Ampara incident

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his capacity as the Law & Order Minister has ordered another inquiry into the recent attacks on Muslim establishments in Ampara, as complaints of Police inaction have surfaced.

The Ministry of Law and Order in a statement said complaints have been received stating that there were evidence to suggest shortcomings when enforcing law and order in connection with the recent unfortunate incident in Ampara.

The Ministry said that complaints have been made that the B Report submitted to the Court on the incident by the Police is incomplete.

The law and order Ministry has instructed the Batticaloa DIG to conduct a complete investigation into the incident.

The Ministry states the Government will take measures to conduct an impartial and fair inquiry and also to build up public trust.

Measures have been taken to compensate the affected parties for those whose properties were damaged during the attacks. Plans have been made to pay compensation soon to renovate shops and mosques damaged in the incident.

The ministry also thanked the Maha Sanga and the Muslim clergy, who acted with responsibility to ensure peace during the period of tension, for their contribution to carry out the investigations.

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