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The Prime Minister appeals to the public to extend their support to maintain law and order.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe requests the public extend their fullest support to maintain law and order in their respective areas. Making a special statement the prime minister stresses that there is no truth in many rumours spread by some groups. No member of clergy has been subjected to violence in any area.  Members of three armed forces, special task force, STF and Police have been deployed throughout the Kandy district to beef up security.  Commander of Central Region Major General Rukman Dias has been appointed to coordinate the three armed forces and police. The members of the security forces are ready to control any type of violence situation in future.  An emergency security has been declared throughout the island and the curfew has been imposed I the Kandy district. The prime minister said therefore, the general public should not be fear, for spreading violence. The Prime Minister requested the general public not to be panic by the false information spread by some opportunistic groups.