The European Union (EU) condemns the “vicious attack” on civilians in Sri Lanka that sparked deadly rioting on the island.
The Union and its 27 Member States said they are closely monitoring developments in Sri Lanka.
They expressed displeasure over the recent vicious attack against peaceful protestors in Colombo, which triggered further violence after a month of peaceful demonstrations.
The block called on the Sri Lankan authorities to initiate an investigation into the events and to hold accountable those instigating or perpetrating violence.
The EU also urged all parties to refrain from violence and to show restraint.”