Amidst the backdrop of violent communal riots in Sri Lanka, former skipper Kumar Sangakkara has appealed to his nation’s people to maintain calm in the country. Expressing shock at the distressing turn of events following the devastating Easter bombings, Sangakkara appealed to his fellow countrymen to maintain law and order in society and spread the message of love and peace.
An influential in the island nation, Sangakkara’s words definitely resonated with the majority of his online followers, who agreed with his sentiments and vowed to not be swayed by the divisive political rhetoric pedaled by certain individuals and groups.
Sri Lanka has been experiencing rioting against its Muslim minority-owned shops and businesses by Sinhalese extremist mobs in the past few days. As a result of the prevailing chaos, the security forces have imposed a nationwide curfew.