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Ceylon Chamber Demands to Protect Fundamental Rights of Citizens

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce is alarmed by the violent attacks on protesters outside Temple Trees and at Galle Face and calls upon the Government and the armed forces to take immediate action to prevent peaceful demonstrators being attacked.

An impartial investigation should be carried out to identify those responsible and hold them accountable, the CCC said in a statement.

Failure to take immediate action to protect the fundamental rights of citizens will result in grave repercussions on the maintenance of law and order and disrupt the ongoing initiatives to resolve the serious economic and political crises faced by the country.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramaratne has directed the Criminal Investigation Department to initiate a probe into the attacks on the anti-government protesters outside the Temple Trees and at the Galle Face Green.

A mob of government supporters who met with former PM Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees last morning (May 09) was seen assaulting the peaceful protesters and damaging the properties nearby.

In retaliation anti-government protesters have set on fire  32 Houses of several lawmakers including the ex Prime Minister  ,several ministers . MPS and members of provincial councils  local government institutions and pradeshiya sabhas claiming they were behind the mob attack on Galle Force demonstrators, local media reported on Monday.Seven people have died and more than 190 have been injured since Monday following  the mob attack sponsored by the government  at Mina Go Gama in Colombo Galle face and  the subsequent wide rioting in retaliation by  the people.

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