Mar 1 – 31:

Orchestrated Anti-Muslim Violence in Amparai Town and Kandy District


Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as minister of Law and Order on February 25th 2018. It was a stop gap measure. The premier was only expected to be in charge of the portfolio for two weeks until a new minister was appointed. The fortnightly stint as a”caretaker” minister however has proved to be a terrible ordeal amounting to a baptism of fire for the new Law and order minister. A pre-planned, well co-ordinated campaign of anti-Muslim violence was unleashed in two phases , first in the Amparai town and next in the Kandy district.[DBSJ]