Similar to how the United States nurtured Taliban, which later targeted strategic locations in New York, US Ambassador Michele J. Sison is nurturing the Sri Lankan Jihadist groups thus jeopardizing the security of not only Sri Lanka and the US but of the entire world, Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said.
“The US is repeating the mistakes it made in Afghanistan by distorting the Aluthgama incidents and very soon will suffer dire consequences. By nurturing and fostering militant Muslim groups against a democratically elected government instead of helping to hunt down the militant elements within the Muslim community, the US has only strengthened the global Taliban movement,” said the minister who is also the General Secretary of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU).
He said there was a conspiracy behind attempts at taking this matter to an international forum without resolving it at Pathirajagoda in Dharga Town where the incidents began.
“Jihadist groups and some Muslim politicians are attempting to internationalize this issue. The trouble broke out at Pathirajagoda which has a Sinhala majority. Muslim extremists are trying to show the world that Muslims are being prevented from living a peaceful life. We request the Muslims not to be misled by those who are trying to provoke them,” the minister said. “We, as the JHU is ready to help resolve this matter as we did in the past. People must get together and act against extremism which is raising its ugly head in our country.”
He said the authorities did not reveal the damage done to the Buddhists because it might have led to a more disastrous situation but Jihadist groups were having Hartal throughout the country making use of this opportunity.
The minister said the security forces had allowed these Muslim extremists to gather in their thousands but arrested the Buddhists who attended a gathering.
“The security forces allowed some 3,000 Muslims to gather in Aluthgama but disrupted the Aluthgama rally organized by the Buddhists. The law should be equal to everyone,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)
Minister Patali Champika accompanied by a group of JHU members on Thursday visited Pathirajagoda to check on the damage caused by the communal violence on Sunday. Pathirajagoda which has a majority Sinhala population is situated near Dharga Town in Aluthgama
Comments - 6
michael Friday, 20 June 2014 05:43 PM
You better listen to your speech and that of your relatives then you will know who is trying to create the Taliban atmosphere
prem Friday, 20 June 2014 06:39 PM
You guys know hot to make innocent people as terriest.
HellWelcomes Friday, 20 June 2014 04:43 PM
Do not accuse the US. You should accuse yourselves. All are because of dirty politics.
Yoga Friday, 20 June 2014 04:50 PM
He should be made as an advisor to president Obama.
Khalid Umar Saturday, 21 June 2014 02:44 AM
The need of the hour :
Let Us unite and build a peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka. So many innocent poverty stricken Sinhala masses are being misguided.....instead of providing solutions to them , they are being fed with venomous communal hatredness and conning them with blatant lies. Wake up ........Sri Lanka.........
abdul Friday, 20 June 2014 04:58 PM
What are you smoking lately?
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