President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to appoint a Presidential Inquiry Committee to investigate incidents occurred in several parts of the Kandy district recently.

Accordingly, a Committee comprising of three retired judges will be appointed in the future.

The Committee will investigate if there is any violation of law and order among the reasons leading to this situation, evaluate the damages to lives and properties, if there is any conspiracy behind this incident, the steps that should be taken to prevent recurrence of this kind of incidents and look into the conduct of relevant authorities in controlling this incident as well as their accountability in this regard.


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