Inaction of law on time aggravated the situation: Champika

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Inaction of Law and Order institutions had aggravated the recent clashes into chaos, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka said today.

He said the chaos could have been prevented if the police or other relevant authorities had acted soon after the incidents were reported.

The Minister said law could have been enforced when the matter was being highlighted in the social media. “However sufficient action were not taken to settle it,” he said.

He said that an international mechanism was in place to defame war heroes and the Sinhalese to portray them as barbarians.

Further, he said that if anyone thinks that these incidents help to protect the Sinhalese ethnicity, it was a deception and it only can survive via unity.

Minister Ranawaka said anti-Muslim feeling were spreading in the world and no wonder the Sinhalese are also afraid of the increase of the Muslim population.

He said that an extremist Muslim group was creating an open threat not only to Sinhalese but also to Hindu, Christians and other religions all over the world.

“Therefore, it is not strange that such a feeling occurred on the general Muslim community among the Sinhalese,” he said.

He also said that during the LG election such extremist statements were seen circulating criticizing the Muslim women candidates, however the law was not enforced on such incidents.

He said the moderate Muslims secretly and privately condemn such statements but do not condemn publicly, therefore had encouraged extremism.

He added that law should be immediately enforced whenever extremism occurred in any ethnic group and it was the responsibility of all ethnic groups to commit towards defeating extremism. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 10

  • Sharowana Wednesday, 07 March 2018 09:28 AM

    Guess who is talking?

    VSH Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:02 AM

    Dont try to be clean man you have not shown trustworthy movement in the past. via DM Android App

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:10 AM

    This humbugs voter base is Sinhalese Buddhists, so his statement reeks of finding fault with everybody other than those cowardly Sinhalese Buddhists who took the law into their hand and attacked minority shops, houses and people. What a shame that even if a Sinhalese is learned his ingrained ignorance and racism does not leave him. Fellows like this are the befall of this nation.

    Elara Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:51 AM

    Such an ignorant statement targeted at the Muslims

    MR facts Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:33 AM

    The same guy responsible for what happened.

    Gon Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:43 AM

    He is the master mind behind the scene,He is the Jihan.He spread hatred among communities and now comforting his self.Innocents people are the victims.

    Nuwan Wednesday, 07 March 2018 01:52 PM


    GH Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:23 PM

    This statement proves that you are the one instigating racism amongst the communities.

    nick Thursday, 08 March 2018 07:41 AM

    master minder who destroyed a life of man who was above to be discharged by the 3 drunkard attack soon truth will come how he was murdered in the hospital this is what u call traitor via DM Android App

    Just Citizen Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:19 AM

    Everybody knows who sawed the poisonus seed which had no any truth and base, among the gullible sinhalese. Then they come and preach like gentleman.

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