UN coordinator and US ambassador urge restraint, investigate excessive force

COLOMBO (News 1st); The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Hanaa Singer-Hamdy, urged security services to understand the frustration of citizens who spend hours in long queues and to exercise restraint in the use of strength.

In a tweet, the UN Resident Coordinator called on authorities to investigate any excessive use of force.

Meanwhile, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung had also urged authorities to show restraint in these difficult circumstances.

Additionally, she stressed that any excessive use of force should be promptly investigated.

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