Sri lankas Muslim Ministers Disappointed on Government Response to Hate Campaign

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Several Muslim Ministers are disappointed how the government is handling the hate campaign and attacks to Muslim owned business establishments.

Leader of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and Minister of Justice, Rauff Hakeem, has requested President Mahinda Rajapakse to convene a cabinet meeting to discuss the attacks against the Muslim community.

The President has said that the matter could be discussed within the government Parliamentary group.

Minister Hakeem said that he is not convinced of the denial of Bodu Bala Sena that it was not involved in instigating violence against the ‘Fashion Bug’ garments retailer in Papilyana, Colombo.

The minister pointed out that the Bodu Bala Sena had blamed the Fashion Bug Establishment,

at a meeting in Kandy prior to the attack.

Minister Hakeem also told media that it was not appropriate for Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksha to participate in a ceremony of the Bodu Bala Sena,which he described as a group that is trying to take the law in to its hand.

Minister Hakeem has also contacted all the Muslim parliamentarians including Senior Minister M H M Fowzie (who is currently out of the country) and Ministers Rishard Bathiutheen and A L M Athaullah for the meeting, with this regard.

Minister Rishard Badurdeen said that he is willing to give up his minister post to safeguard the dignity of the Muslim people and he has consulted ministers ALM Athaulla and             Rauf Hakeem on the matter.

 

Bodu Balasena  Meeting in Kandy

 

 

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