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Police investigate the persons behind the Ampara incident.

Minister Rajitha Senaratne highlights the importance of enforcing the law against persons found to be responsible for ethnic violence. In a television interview, he said the government was against racism and religious extremism. He alleged the police were lackadaisical in their investigation into the recent incident in Ampara.

Minister Senaratne said it would be looked into if a person with links to a top figure in the previous regime was behind the provocations. He added that this person has had meetings with top police officials of Ampara on the day of the incident.