Government of Sri Lanka Condemns Election Violence

Jan 12, 2010, 15:02 ET from Government of Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by the Government of Sri Lanka on the incident of violence at Tangalle killing one person and injuring several others:

"The Government of Sri Lanka is appalled at this tragedy, vehemently condemns it, and will not tolerate any such acts of violence in the midst of this democratic electoral process. 

"All steps are being taken to bring those responsible to justice.

"Instructions have been given to the authorities to bolster security at political events up to and on polling day to ensure that all Sri Lankans can participate safely in the electoral process."

This has been distributed by Qorvis Communications, LLC on behalf of the government of Sri Lanka. More information is available at the United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

SOURCE Government of Sri Lanka