International community concerned over shooting incident

International community concerned over shooting incident

The international community has raised concerns over the shooting incident in Rambukkana in which one person was killed.

The Police had earlier opened fire on a group of protesters in Rambukkana killing one person and injuring a number of others.

The UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Hanaa Singer-Hamdy said she was deeply concerned by reports of harm to protesters in Rambukkana.

“Violence by any party involved hinders the rights of all peaceful protestors. Restricting use of force to the minimum extent necessary is vital to protect citizens and their right to exercise fundamental freedoms,” she said.

The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung tweeted saying she was deeply saddened by the horrible news coming out of Rambukkana.

“I condemn any violence – whether against protesters or police – and call for restraint & calm from all sides. A full, transparent investigation is essential & the people’s right to peaceful protest must be upheld,” she said.

The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Sarah Hulton tweeted saying she was also deeply saddened by the shooting incident.

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of life in protests in Rambukkana. An independent and transparent investigation is essential. I condemn violence in all forms and call for restraint. The right to peaceful protest must be protected,” she said.

Amnesty International said that it is concerned about the disturbing reports emerging of at least one death and more than 10 injured after the police opened fire at protesters in Rambukkana today.

Amnesty International said that the authorities must always exercise restraint and use no more force than is strictly necessary. (Colombo Gazette)

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