Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said action will be taken to pay compensation to the victims affected by the unrest in several areas in the Kandy district.
He added that compensation will paid and completed soon. The Prime Minister also called up each and every citizen of the country to live in peace and harmony while maintaining law and order.
Making a special statement over the situation in the Kandy district, the Premier added that deceitful messages being shared on social media had led to the spread the unrest in the district.
“It seems that communal messages being shared on social media have led to the spread of riots and the government decided to block social media networks temporarily to contain this situation”, he said.
The Prime Minister added that police is now questioning a number of individuals who were involved in spreading hatred and violence on social media.