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Thursday, 02 November 2017 02:12

Walk for Peace in Batticaloa

DIRC Batticaloa organised a peace walk through Batticaloa town to urge the government to focus on several important issues facing the country including the abolition of the Executive Presidency, Constitutional reform, finding missing persons, releasing of political prisoners and punishment for corruption.

Around 300 religious leaders, civil rights activists and community leaders carried slogans in three languages calling for peace and harmony among the ethnic communities in Sri Lanka.The participants at the walk also distributed leaflets containing quotes about peace and the values of all religions.

At the end of the walk, religious leaders from the Batticaloa district spoke on the threats to democracy and religious harmony and urged the government to address these issues as soon as possible.