June, 3, 2019
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has sent a communiqué signed under the Secretary General and CEO of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Dhara Wijayatilake to the Ministry of Defence urging the Ministry to take adequate measures to prevent disruptive and unlawful occurrences that will disturb the peace of the communities.
Sending a letter to the Defence Secretary General S H S Kottegoda (Rtd), the Chamber stated that they are deeply concerned about the possibility that events that threaten the law and order situation in the country, will unfold and this concern stems from positions taken and utterances made very recently by certain parties.
The chamber also expects that they have confidence that all suspicions are being adequately investigated irrespective of the positions being held by those who are suspected to be involved.
“As the highest ranking official vested with responsibility for the maintenance of law and order, we expect you will ensure that all necessary measures are taken to maintain peace, law and order,” the letter showed.
“We also need to understand whether all allegations against those who are suspected and accused of engaging in terrorist activities have in fact been investigated.” the letter added.
The Copies of the letter were also send to the Army Commander, Acting IGP and Chief of Defence Staff.