The Workers' Party has called on the Committee of Inquiry to look into the cause of the the riot to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.
Here is the statement in full:
The Workers' Party wishes a speedy recovery to the Home Team officers and other victims who were injured during the riot in Little India on Sunday 8 December 2013, and we extend our condolences to the family of the deceased traffic accident victim, Mr Sakthivel Kumaravelu.
We believe that the Police will carry out a thorough investigation to apprehend those responsible for the riot to face the law. We urge members of the public to refrain from speculation and unnecessary accusations while the Police is investigating the matter.
We note that a Committee of Inquiry (COI) has been convened to look into this riot. The COI should study the underlying causes of the riot so that the Government can address them and prevent future recurrences.