Hakeem tells govt. to issue 'shoot at sight' orders

2018-03-09 05:35:55

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Minister Rauff Hakeem yesterday asked the government to issue ‘shoot at sight’ orders to enforce the police curfew in the affected areas.

Mr. Hakeem told the Daily Mirror there were lapses initially in dealing with the situation, but the incidents could not be solely blamed on the government.

He said there were problems in the preparedness in facing the violence of this scale. The SLMC leader urged the government to probe the failure on the part of the intelligence authorities to assess the scale of violence in advance and take preemptive measures.

“Definitely, there were issues regarding intelligence services. They failed to assess the scale of violence to be unleashed and give some forewarning. That has to be probed. We were not prepared to face violence in such high scale,” he said.

Also, he said there were some underground movements involved in the violence. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 47

  • Wedage Friday, 9 March 2018 09:34

    Most of these guys who are creating problems are younger generation I suppose. I specially underwent several communal problems in the past, the outcome we are experiencing even at this hour. Please do not try to create such more incidence in Sri Lanka since the country would not be in a position to bear such damage. Most if these younger generations as well as some few old generation very badly influenced with racism due to some social media. Very sad to note.

    Reply : 15       139

    Abu Mukarram Friday, 9 March 2018 09:55

    Who will shoot whom?

    Reply : 10       94

    Bubble Banda Friday, 9 March 2018 10:54

    Better now, people will shoot Ranil and Hakkim.

    Reply : 45       128

    Imtiaz Ahamed Friday, 9 March 2018 10:56

    Hay putha, now only Hakkim mama woke up.

    Reply : 14       115

    ANTON Friday, 9 March 2018 09:56


    Reply : 38       143

    A.R.M. Akram (Digana) Friday, 9 March 2018 10:57

    Not only him his family too. Dam liars.

    Reply : 20       117

    Jaya Friday, 9 March 2018 19:23

    I think saying of the decade!

    Reply : 1       24

    Silva Friday, 9 March 2018 10:02

    You are the one who witnessed to international community to mahinda did not harm tamil people not withstanding LTTE. Can you tell what you said the same to your Muslim people in srilanka now? You spoiled srilanka law and order first for your earnings.

    Reply : 27       89

    YOU CAN'T FOOL THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME. Friday, 9 March 2018 10:06

    This being the case - the TV news we hear and what actions taken (as even totd to the Maha Nayakes) looks like a pinch of salt. - probably for the benefit pf Geneva. Shame on the government.

    Reply : 8       58

    Captain Cook Friday, 9 March 2018 10:09

    The present situation will surely effect the tourist arrival for another year, forget about the Middle eastern tourists who are real spenders forever. No leaders in Sri Lanka, every politician talks for the gallery including Hakeem.

    Reply : 4       55

    Asela Friday, 9 March 2018 10:10

    Mr Hakeen You are neither the President or the PM of this country. What I can not understand is the reason for the most of the countries in the world to have conflicts with only Muslims and not the other religions, races etc. I am only asking this for my knowledge.

    Reply : 65       85

    Scooby Doo Friday, 9 March 2018 10:54

    Their life style is different from others which makes them to move towards success and shine in the world. So the rest don`t like it. Simple if you can understand it.

    Reply : 68       63

    Fellow Citizen Friday, 9 March 2018 11:04

    Dear AselaYou just look into this bit seriously Who has gained by hurting Islam and Muslims Eg In India Modi became PMIn USA Donald Trump became President Already the platform made for them by the medias which are controlled by the new emerging world super power. They use this false propaganda against Islam is the tool for them to achieve their goal to become one world and one ruler while demolishing the current super powers.If you understand this you can see what currently happening in this universe.

    Reply : 22       58

    Desmon Saturday, 10 March 2018 19:57

    Asela, here Tamils are not Muslims, your people disputed by three decades war.

    Reply : 3       12

    Dillan Friday, 9 March 2018 10:14

    For your benefit . In one month time you will tell NOTHING happened to Muslim. Muslum set fire on Muslim shops to get insurance. You spoil the Muslim. Give your post to some good Muslim leaders

    Reply : 15       89

    Parvej Friday, 9 March 2018 11:37

    You are right.

    Reply : 4       36

    Muslim Friday, 9 March 2018 12:09

    You are absolutely right.. Spot on!

    Reply : 4       39

    Screw SLMC Friday, 9 March 2018 10:19

    Are you crazy? You're a savage

    Reply : 13       45

    Sulaiman Annas Friday, 9 March 2018 10:53

    Hay Hakeem you and your PM are slaves to Rajapakshe Family.

    Reply : 13       50

    Care Friday, 9 March 2018 10:19

    I understand the security forces reluctance to take effective action since they are concerned about looking like traitors in front of their own kind. Unfortunately, they will continue to be biased as history has proven time and again. Their very presence encourages violence against minorities and emboldens criminals. They are nothing but thugs in uniforms used by successive governments to further their selfish goals.We have reached a point of no return to good old days. If the Govt is serious about restoring peace, abolish the armed forces and invite UN peace keepers. Perhaps the Pakistani army should be invited for a start so that some normalcy may return. Start acting now while the flames can still be doused or risk plunging the country into a giant pile of ash!

    Reply : 63       52

    sach Friday, 9 March 2018 11:48

    No matter how many types you type the same thing, your wish will not succeed.

    Reply : 15       24

    Countryman Friday, 9 March 2018 10:32

    Yes, now that is the only thing not yet enforced, please do it! shoot people as much as government can. Take the country to a state of government sanctioned terrorism.

    Reply : 10       19

    JAYASENA Friday, 9 March 2018 10:36

    get SF or Range

    Reply : 20       32

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 9 March 2018 10:53

    This fellow will change his hat when a business deal of his comes through.

    Reply : 4       45

    Jal Perera Friday, 9 March 2018 10:59

    This is also a bluff like Ranil's "Wouxwagen" Car Factory and Wi-Fi. Both are stupid idiots.

    Reply : 1       39

    Freddy Yong Friday, 9 March 2018 11:07

    This sissy of a very recently dethroned law and order minister was shit scared to even order rubber bullets, let alone live bullets.

    Reply : 2       23

    Druvi Friday, 9 March 2018 11:08

    How dare you say such a thing? I hope the day comes when the Armed forces refuse to obey orders to harm Sinhala Youth and turn their guns on those who are plotting to destroy the Sinhala race.

    Reply : 49       30

    Jan Friday, 9 March 2018 11:08

    Can't believe we have come to this situation. Bring Gota back.

    Reply : 34       41

    Duruthu Friday, 9 March 2018 12:06

    Mad-in gift.

    Reply : 12       6

    Friday, 9 March 2018 11:36

    Same thing IS sowed worldwide. What U sowed thou shall reap.

    Reply : 7       30

    Cirizen Kane Friday, 9 March 2018 11:39

    Too little, too late.

    Reply : 3       12

    Lankan Friday, 9 March 2018 11:42

    Is it also applies to Muslim extremist who attacks Tamils in Ampari?

    Reply : 12       51

    SL Friday, 9 March 2018 11:46

    Rename all the political parties having ethnic identity with their party names. Politicans with race based parties are always a threat to the public harmony.When Minister Hakeem,Halim,Fauszy,Barkir Marker,etc.. contested on UNP ticket,they won overwhelmingly due to votes from all ethnic groups.Helaurumaya,SihalaUrumaya,MuslimCongress,TNAand all others parties with ethnic names shall be renamed

    Reply : 4       36

    cheers Friday, 9 March 2018 11:47

    Come on Hakeem you are adding fuel to fire

    Reply : 5       27

    Nimal Tissa Wijetunga Friday, 9 March 2018 13:56

    Hakeem,I am of the view that shoot at sight order must be given to the people who destroyed Wilpattu, Samphur Archeological site and other Archeological sites in the North and East.

    Reply : 7       34

    Tom Friday, 9 March 2018 14:08

    This is not the middle east

    Reply : 7       28

    sameer Friday, 9 March 2018 14:53

    Mr. Hakeem please go back to hibernating, only now you woke up after everything is been calmed down and again trying to provoke unwanted issues? And by the way majority of Muslims does not regard you what so ever...

    Reply : 2       20

    Christine Friday, 9 March 2018 17:21

    Mr Hakeem this is a matter for the President of the Country and the Primeminister and the Minister for Law and Order.You are paid to work within your ranks and not spellout critical laws for the current prevailing situation in the country which lies in the hands of the two leaders and it's Minister.Please work hard to learn to live peacefully in your adopted land Srilanka.

    Reply : 6       12

    Lankan Friday, 9 March 2018 17:25

    All other communities in Sri Lanka identify themselves by their mother tong, only Muslims identify themselves by religion which is the root cause of the problem!

    Reply : 6       27

    Rizwi Saturday, 10 March 2018 07:46

    Muslim is not a religion, it’s a community which follows the religion called Islam you dumbwit.

    Reply : 12       13

    Common Man Saturday, 10 March 2018 07:55

    Muslim is not a religion, its is a community which follows the religion Islam you dumbwit.

    Reply : 8       8

    Park Friday, 9 March 2018 18:13

    Yes this is the correct order! Unfortunately we have a weak President and a weaker Minister of Law and Order who is a YES man. With the midnight agreement between the Present and Past Presidents nothing will happen. This situation will continue further.

    Reply : 7       5

    Sid Friday, 9 March 2018 19:54

    Maithree government and mahinda government like step mother and step father to Muslims, all Muslim politicians are slaves of them, they are not representing real Islamic religion

    Reply : 7       5

    Sha Sunday, 11 March 2018 13:41

    Those who begin all these violance should think before acting. Because its not about the races. Its about the country. We, either muslims, sinhalese, hindus or christians belong to one nation. See what happened due to these distructions; ultimately it affects the country's economy, governance

    Reply : 0       7

    rese261 Sunday, 11 March 2018 19:17

    Muslim countries dont allow buddhism. Period.Where is the tolerance there.

    Reply : 5       12

    Kandiah Monday, 12 March 2018 17:18

    A nation should be governed by law and not by religion.That is the only way forward to coexist and maintain the unity.

    Reply : 0       12

    Rambo Wednesday, 14 March 2018 16:52

    Kanda - Can you preach this in Saudi Arabia?..Mind your neck within hours!

    Reply : 0       3

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