West expresses concern over Sri Lankan police shooting

The west and their organisations have expressed concern over the Sri Lankan police shooting in Rambukkana during a protest where one person had been killed, and more than 2 dozens had been injured.

The UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Hanaa Singer in a Twitter message said “Deeply concerned by reports of harm to protestors in #Rambukkana. Violence by any party involved hinders the rights of all peaceful protestors. Restricting the use of force to the minimum extent necessary is vital to protect citizens and their right to exercise fundamental freedoms.”

The US Ambassador in Sri Lanka Julie Chung also condemn violence and called for restraint in a Twitter message. She also called for a full and transparent probe into the incident.

The Twitter message said,“i am deeply saddened by the horrible news coming out of Rambukkana. I condemn any violence whether against protestors or police – and call for restraint & calm from all sides. A full, transparent investigation is essential & the people’s right to peaceful protest must be held.”

However, regional powers such as China and India have kept silence over Sri Lanka’s current political unrest.


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