Minister of Law and Order Ranjith Madduma Bandara has denied statements that a Buddhist monk is among those arrested in connection to the recent unrest in Kandy.
Speaking to the BBC Sinhala Service Minister Bandara said the government expects to expedite investigations into the incident and resort to legal action against those involved in the recent unrest in the Kandy District.
The Minister is of the view that the Police should address the matter with caution.
Minister Bandara reiterated an organised group was behind the property damage during the unrest.
Minister of Law and Order Ranjith Madduma Bandara also said the group also includes several politicians.