There is a hidden hand operating to destabilise the country: Hakeem

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There is a hidden hand which wants to destabilise this country and destroy its economy, City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education Minister Rauff Hakeem said at a media briefing today. 

“We have to identify that hidden hand in order to prevent possible attacks in the future. After the terror attack, search operations have been conducted and that should not be unnecessarily sensationalised. We must differentiate between normal criminal activity and terrorist activity. 

Having a panic situation is definitely not helpful in returning the country to normalcy,” he said.  After search operations conducted by security officials, certain things had been discovered which may have been kept for self-defence purposes in any community. 

If a search operation is done in the entire country, among all communities they would find a hundred times more than the items that have been found,” he said. 

“Unfortunately, since these search operations are focused in areas where the Muslim community is living, those discoveries have been displayed in a manner so as to portray this community as a violent community waiting to create mayhem in the entire country, but it is far from the truth,” he said. 

“It is important to leave it to the security authorities to properly differentiate between all these aspects and take forward their search operations in a very orderly manner”. 

While speaking to the media, a representative of the Muslim Civil Society said a thousand mosques had been searched and swords were found from only three mosques. 

Even President Maithripala Sirisena had allegedly claimed that every house has at least one sword as it’s a custom - especially for the protection of our female adolescents and for the protection of our lives. The President had briefed the IGP, that taking those swords into custody was not fair,” he added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

 

 

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  • sharm warn Friday, 10 May 2019 08:58 AM

    yes. and that hidden hand was revealed on the 21st April...

    R. Perera Friday, 10 May 2019 08:59 AM

    Definitely a hidden hand in all this. The problem is will we ever find out?

    Jayanath Friday, 10 May 2019 09:20 AM

    Yes, that is your left hand or right hand?

    Ronnie Bugger Friday, 10 May 2019 09:21 AM

    Mr. Hakeem says there is a hidden hand behind the recent violence and in the same breath says we have find this hidden hand so he is only guessing. If you know the facts, please reveal it for all to know.

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 10 May 2019 09:52 AM

    What a nonsense that every household needs a sword to protect our female adolescents. Is defending virginity with a sword in this land usual? We live in the 21st century.

    Raj Friday, 10 May 2019 10:12 AM

    That is what I was thinking. If Security forces search other communities, they will find more swords, knives and even guns than they already found.

    Sam Friday, 10 May 2019 02:37 PM

    Why no statement from IGP?

    Manu Friday, 10 May 2019 03:18 PM

    It is your top hand RW>


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