BBS agitated by Hakeem’s report

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While condemning a report submitted to the UNHRC on alleged religious disharmony in the country by Minister Rauf Hakeem, the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Organisation today charged that the contents of the report were false and the Minister should immediately rectify his actions.

“Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem has mentioned that there is no religious freedom in Sri Lanka in his report submitted to the UNHRC. Allegations in this report are baseless and traitorous. The way these allegations have been made is not ethical. The Minister should rectify his actions unless we too can complain to the UNHRC,” BBS General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera told a news conference.

The Thera said the 50-page-long report had also accused the BBS of creating religious disharmony in the country and harassing minorities.

“We completely reject the allegation made against the BBS. We challenge the Minister to prove if we had harassed any minority. We raised our voice against Buddhists consuming Halaal-certified foods; we had nothing against Muslims or Muslims consuming Halaal-certified foods,’ he said.

The Thera also said Minister Hakeem had complained about a book written by Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka on Al Qaeda, using the freedom of expression against the country.

The Thera said Sri Lanka was one of the few courtiers that had religious harmony and said Minister Hakeem’s report would tarnish the image of Sri Lanka in the eyes of the world. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
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  • chandi Monday, 17 March 2014 11:56 AM

    Pls practice Buddhism properly & save our religion.Should nevr ever engage in violence.

    sri lankan Monday, 17 March 2014 05:27 PM

    When Buddhists let others to practice their religion others think that Buddhists are foolish. when Buddhist raise the voice for their nation and religion they are nationalists. via DM Android App

    ted Monday, 17 March 2014 05:27 PM

    Then why is BBS against selling Halal food, if they dont consume halal food they should allow others. via DM Android App

    Neela Monday, 17 March 2014 12:15 PM

    Please don't make noise
    Take action if You can

    gona Monday, 17 March 2014 05:58 PM

    Buddhist values are greatly respected so act by that and uphold those values than be rabble rousers via DM iPad app

    Anonymous Monday, 17 March 2014 06:13 PM

    The BBS are afraid of what is to happen next...... via DM Android App

    SL Monday, 17 March 2014 12:54 PM

    The issue here is that politicians wants power,
    They use religion as a tool to get vote, So They wants the pot boiling for ever .Or they create something racist
    my opinion is that, Talking about Religion or the race shall be banned in political arena.

    RoaringCreek Monday, 17 March 2014 01:19 PM

    Look who is talking about religious hatred. Ha Ha Ha !

    tm Monday, 17 March 2014 07:33 PM

    Just keep shut at least now before its gona get worse and to be considered as another incident. via DM Android App

    kondebendapucheena Monday, 17 March 2014 02:45 PM

    [quote name="chandi"]Pls practice Buddhism properly & save our religion.Should never ever engage in violence.[/quote]
    Having said that no one should under estimate Buddhist in Sri Lanka As well


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