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US calls for swift action against sectarian violence in Sri Lanka

The US Embassy in Colombo called for Sri Lanka act swiftly against perpetrators of communal violence and bring the State of Emergency to an end.

In a statement released shortly after Sri Lanka declared a state of emergency, the embassy in Colombo said,  

“Rule of law, human rights and equality are essential for peaceful coexistence. It is important that the Government of Sri Lanka act quickly against perpetrators of sectarian violence, protect religious minorities and their places of worship, and conclude the State of Emergency swiftly, while protecting human rights and basic freedoms for all.”