Sri Lanka Military Denies Colluding With Anti-Muslim Rioters

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CCTV footage of troops allegedly signalling a mob to assault a house within the newest wave of rioting didn’t present his troopers committing any wrongdoing, Military chief Mahesh Senanayake

Military chief Mahesh Senanayake mentioned CCTV footage of troops allegedly signalling a mob to assault a house within the newest wave of rioting didn’t present his troopers committing any wrongdoing.

Sri Lanka’s military at this time denied allegations that its troops colluded with anti-Muslim mobs and did not comprise widespread riots that killed one man in a backlash towards the Easter terror assaults.

“We looked at footage from three cameras and found that there was no conniving of troops with the rioters,” Mr Senanayake advised reporters in Colombo.

He mentioned the mobs included loads of younger males who have been drunk. Nonetheless, he didn’t say the place the controversial CCTV footage got here from.

“If there was any, I would not hesitate to take action.”

He added that troopers had initially been outnumbered towards tons of of males armed with sticks and petrol bombs who attacked Muslim-owned companies, properties and mosques.

Some 5,500 extra police have additionally been deployed within the province.

The navy has stepped up its presence within the worst affected North-Western Province to forestall a repeat of the violence, Mr Senanayake mentioned.

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera mentioned the federal government determined to not impose additional night time curfews on Thursday as a result of there had been no reviews of violence across the nation previously 24 hours.

“We are continuing search operations to arrest those responsible for the riots,” he added.