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Ashraff's son slams Dawood over 'Muslim State’ remarks

2016-02-22 16:45:22
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Responding to a statement made by SLMC Chairman Basheer Segu Dawood with regard to a ‘separate Muslim State’, the party’s late founder M.H.M Ashraff’s son Aman today said that his father’s mandate was solely for a united Sri Lanka, undivided by any means.

During a discussion held in Kathankudy on Saturday, Mr. Dawood had said that the SLMC’s stance was that the Muslims need a separate Province and the SLMC late founder too had endorsed it.

Writing a direct letter to the now SLMC Chairman, Aman requested him not to distort historical facts for his personal merit.

“During the early course of his political voyage, Mr. Ashraff said if and only if, the Tamils of Sri Lanka are granted a separate state unto themselves, then it is only fair that the Muslims of Sri Lanka also be granted one as well. However, his political views had changed over time,” Aman said.

He said having being appointed as Minister for Ports, Shipping, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Mr. Ashraff addressed a gathering of the SLMC High Command and Politburo members at the Taj Samudra Hotel stating thus:

"As a party representing a minority in this country, we have reached the limits of our abilities. If we are to serve the nation and its people at a greater degree, we must then, now look to expand our horizons into national politics and aim to define a role for ourselves within.

Thus, he began to devote his career and time exclusively towards the formation of the National Unity Alliance (NUA) a pluralistic political entity whose mandate was solely for a UNITED Sri Lanka, undivided by any means.

You know this well, because you were one of the few who did not agree with this new and rapidly evolving political vision of Mr. Ashraff, which is why he did not appoint you to the High Command of the NUA.

He was well aware that you lacked the political maturity then (and still do now) to realise that a divided nation will forever be a defeated nation,” Aman said.


  Comments - 30

  • JANAYA Monday, 22 February 2016 16:56

    MR. AMAN,,,,,, WELL SAID.......AS WELL EXPLAINED....

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    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:29

    Wise thinking of a young talented leader.

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    Bubble Banda Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:30

    Mr. Aman - Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims

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    Gobba Monday, 22 February 2016 16:57

    We do not need these kind of devisive politics which add fuel to the heat emanating from the racist elements. Good for propaganda but would be seen in very poor taste by the majority community and the racists would have a field day with this kind of comment. Mr. Segu Dawood just concentrate on how to help your Eastern province people rather than dabble in populist comments which would impact on the entire Muslim community.

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    mackie noohuthambi Monday, 22 February 2016 17:00

    IT IS NONSENSE TO SAY THAT MUSLIMS NEED A SEPARATE LAND IN SRI LANKA. MUSLIMS ARE WELL PLACED WELL VERSED HERE. IF A PRESIDENT GOES AGAINST MUSLIMS AND TRY TO DAMAGE THEIR IDENTITY IN SRI LANKA, THEN THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF WILL BE OUSTED OUT. THIS WAS WHAT HAPPENED IN 2015 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. SO, ALL MUSLIMS IN SRI LANKA PRAY ALLAAH THAT SRI LANKA BE UNITED AND MUSLIMS THEMSELVES BE UNITED. WHAT YOU NEED, YOU GET IN SRI LANKA. IT IS A BLESSED COUNTRY WITH ALL BUDDHISTS, MUSLIMS AND TAMILS LIVE IN HARMONY AND THIS NEW GOVERNMENT ITSELF IS BLESSED. FORGET SMALL TRIVIAL PROBLEMS, WHICH CAN BE SORTED OUT BY MUTUAL DIALOGUES.

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    aja Monday, 22 February 2016 17:23

    Well.said Sir

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    Fassey Monday, 22 February 2016 17:45

    Thank you Aman for the clarification. We appreciate a word from former minister the wife of late Mr. Ashraff Mrs. F Ashraff too. Hope Mr. Dawood would not open his mouth again regarding this matter. Muslim ministers as well as the MPs too should discuss in public and put a stop to this nonsense.

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    idroos2002 Monday, 22 February 2016 17:45

    UNHRC prince Raid himself has certified that sri lanka and its people are hospitable and peace loving and similng which is very hard to get in any other part of the world .So let us learn the hard yet rich way of living together.

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    ghaffari Monday, 22 February 2016 18:09

    Mr Dawood isit clear for ypu? now please shut your dam mouth pleease.

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    Horri Jimonis Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:33

    Dawood must be a extreme racialist.

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    nawaz Monday, 22 February 2016 20:07

    Thank you Mr Aman for the clarification. .Dawood, withdraw your statement.

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    The God Father Monday, 22 February 2016 20:18

    Doesnt matter whether we are Buddhists or Christians or Hindus or Muslims we Sri Lankans are the most hospitable people in the world, 95% of the Sri Lankans are extremely good and the balance 5% are like Dawood and Gnanasara.

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    Anyan Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:37

    You are exactly correct!

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    Kadupol Jothywansa Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:38

    Like Gnanasara thero, Dawood bai also should be arrested.

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    J Palitha Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:43

    Dawood is trying to be like Prabaharan. Better to take him into custody. He is trying to devide our nation.

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    wijelion Monday, 22 February 2016 20:39

    laughing out loud, you idiots only dreaming

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    Sinhabahu Monday, 22 February 2016 20:56

    There are lot of empty lands in Saudi Arabia.

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    Horri Jimonis Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:35

    Do you need another blood shed in SriLanka?

    Reply : 0       2

    Hareesz Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:21

    Who needs a separate state. This guy Dawood is creating more issues for every Sri Lanka. High time the so called Yahapalanaya government take some action.

    Reply : 0       2

    dess Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:26

    It is good to see a Gentleman educating and making it clear to an Idiot of the same kind.

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    Victor Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:40

    Basheer Segu Dawood is not making statement to create division. He is a TOP politician and a very good loyal friend of MR. This statement is made to damage the understanding between the communities and make some real advantage to MR. This is a dirty Drama

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    zarook Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:41

    please do not be on this kind of stupidity thinking and all. try to think or plan something perfect in the future GOOD LUCK .

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    Desmond Jeromme Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:48

    Dawood should be hanged as he is similar to Prabaharan.

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    Shabir Zainudeen Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:48

    In Isalm, it is prohibited to rebel against the Ruler/Government and this is something all the Muslims should keep in mind. We are all for United Sri Lanka and we love our country, no Divisions please.

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    Jude Tuesday, 23 February 2016 10:23

    FM SF ready to take back the old Job!!!??

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    Jude Tuesday, 23 February 2016 10:25

    FM SF ready to get rid of this menace too!!!

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    idroos2002 Tuesday, 23 February 2016 15:06

    He has gulped the militant ideas from MR and Ganansara because MR and Gnanasara are praying ISIS , alqaeda ,jihad should raise their heads so that their political comebacks can be achieved

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    Mohamed Mohideen Tuesday, 23 February 2016 15:07

    This person is taking cheap advertisement through this issue. I read the statement made by Mr.Dawood. He has told only about a separate province and not a state.

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    Muslim Tuesday, 23 February 2016 15:36

    IGP must check whether Dawood is an ISIS Agent. via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       2

    lankaya Tuesday, 23 February 2016 15:39

    Its time to send dawood to syriya. via DM Android App

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