Thirty two Muslims from four families have joined the IS IS Group in the recent past, Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa told Parliament today.
He said the government would not allow these people to disrupt the country.
The minister said the government would not control the social media websites but would take action within the legal framework should these websites violate the law.
"We will not allow the media to abuse the freedom given to them" he said.
The minister said mischievous elementsare attempting to create a fear psychosis saying the government was trying to dilute the status given to Buddhism in the constitution." We will safeguard Buddhism while ensuring the rights of other religions," he added. (Yohan Perera)
Comments - 17
max Friday, 18 November 2016 02:06 PM
Absence of Gotabhaya Rajapakshe, felt, badly.
Independent Friday, 18 November 2016 02:11 PM
Want to earn quick money just like Avant Grade? Let's see how we can work together for the betterment of our self, not for our country....
Gayan Perera Friday, 18 November 2016 02:12 PM
The problem is not so much that they have joined ISIS. The problem will be that some of them will return to Sri Lanka at some point in time.
Ravi Friday, 18 November 2016 02:15 PM
It is very simple question that Why do not you safeguard other religions also while safeguard Buddhism
Ravi Wikramasinghe Friday, 18 November 2016 02:29 PM
This is serious, but govt. seems to be not so serious. Actions taken by the Govt. shall address the possible fears in the minds of the peace loving public. else its unstoppable that some factions in the society will take int to their hands. I see its happening already.
Pathirana Friday, 18 November 2016 02:31 PM
Cancel their citizenship so that they will not be able to come back to Sri Lanka. Find out their close friends and closely watch them.
shafa Friday, 18 November 2016 02:37 PM
if u know them why dont u take legal action rather talk in media. via DM Android App
Raj Friday, 18 November 2016 02:49 PM
This piece of information has to come from Law
lokka Friday, 18 November 2016 02:52 PM
kick them out of the country
Arnold Friday, 18 November 2016 02:52 PM
ISIS only kills Muslims and once in a while stages attacks in Western cities only bring misery to the Muslims staying there. And USA despite its sophisticated weaponry is not at all trying to get the leader of ISIS.
BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 18 November 2016 03:23 PM
You cannot slap a man everyday without him one day slapping you back. One harvests what one sows. When we Sinhalese keep silent providing tacit approval to various persons to abuse other religions and minorities arrogantly and violently in full impunity of the law, their is bound to be a reaction in the end.
Wise Donkey Friday, 18 November 2016 03:49 PM
Bar them from coming back or arrest them on arrival.
brainmaster Friday, 18 November 2016 04:03 PM
Their names and addresses should be published. Suggest to the rests of their families to leave to a muslim country. No place for such fanatic fools here.
Mohamed Friday, 18 November 2016 04:22 PM
Name and shame them, if convicted make sure they never enter Sri Lanka ever again. This is very simple like eating chocolates, looks like even this Governemnet is running out of projects and blaming it on the rain.
Kaleel Friday, 18 November 2016 04:57 PM
Every community has a crowd which can be misled very easily. As a muslim i would like the minister to publish the details f this so called 32 muslims. If this is true they should not be allowed to enter the country again.
mole Friday, 18 November 2016 06:08 PM
USA won't do it because they creatd it.
Ravi Saturday, 19 November 2016 11:48 AM
Sinhalese must learn a lesson
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