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Commission to investigate religious-based violence

Graphic: Detail of mosque, Kandy

​The Commission will investigate complaints made by the public with regard to the violent incidents based on religious hatred in Kandy district.

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka will investigate complaints made by the public with regard to the violent incidents based on religious hatred in Kandy district last month.

The Commission said in a statement that the investigation will be conducted using its powers under the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka Act No.21 of 1996.

Written information and other evidence – such as photos or video relating to violent incidents – will be collected from persons affected by the violent incidents and any other interested parties.

Written submissions must be forwarded to the Commission by 21 April 2018.

Date: 7 April 2018

Source: Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka


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