Former President, Maithripala Sirisena has spoken about the incident which occurred in Rambukkana, and has stated that he condemns it, adding that such an incident did not take place throughout the five years which he held Presidency from 2015.
Meanwhile, the former Minister of Youth and Sports, Namal Rajapaksa has also condemned the incident, stating that whichever side anyone is at, it must be agreed that violence is not the way to solve anything.
He has also urged authorities and protestors alike to not to give into violence and to stop escalating any further.
Whichever side we are on, we must all agree that violence is not the way to solve anything! Our country has seen enough! We must protect peace at all costs! I urge authorities & protestors a like to not give into violence & stop this escalating any further! @SL_PoliceMedia
— Namal Rajapaksa (@RajapaksaNamal) April 19, 2022