Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara urge Sri Lankans to end violence

Mar 08, 2018, 08:42 IST | A Correspondent

Former Sri Lanka skippers Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara have condemned the widespread violence in the island nation that led to a 10-day emergency in the country beginning from Tuesday

Mahela Jayawardena
Mahela Jayawardena

Former Sri Lanka skippers Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara have condemned the widespread violence in the island nation that led to a 10-day emergency in the country beginning from Tuesday. Taking to Twitter yesterday Jayawardena wrote: "I strongly condemn the recent acts of violence & everyone involved must be brought to justice regardless of race/ religion or ethnicity. I grew up in a civil war which lasted 25 years and don't want the next generation to go through that."

Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara

Sangakkara added: "No one in Sri Lanka can be marginalised or threatened or harmed due to their ethnicity or religion. We are One Country and One people. Love, trust and acceptance should be our common mantra. No place for racism and violence. STOP. Stand together and stand strong."

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