Buddhists must apologise to Muslims - Kiriella

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House Leader Lakshman Kiriella today said that a resolution should be brought in parliament and Buddhists should apologise to the Muslims in connection with the violence in Digana and Teldeniya.

He told parliament that the state intelligence services had collapsed resulting in the violence in Digana and Teldeniya.

"This situation was created by some outsiders. Police were aware about the people who came there from other areas. Even we got to know about them. But the police higher-ups were kept in the dark about the impending violence," the minister said.

He said Buddhist and Muslim Religious leaders in the area had agreed to settle the matter amicably while businessmen of both communities had agreed to pay compensation to the victimised families but some people who had arrived from other areas had provoked the people and this led to a communal clash.

He said compensation would be paid to those affected and for damaged property. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 23

  • Buddhist Tuesday, 06 March 2018 06:03 PM

    What is the point of all these statements, if you know who did it arrest them, let it be a Buddhist Monk, a Politician or a Thug, it does not matter. Vain statements do not produce results.

    nick Tuesday, 06 March 2018 06:02 PM

    no use damage has been done locally as well as internationally already many embassies adviced not to travel to Srilanka even after 30 years of war our guys have not learnt lesson as they are on verge of creating a new war against Muslim only Gods knows how long this will go for idiots with the capital I via DM Android App

    sam234 Tuesday, 06 March 2018 06:11 PM

    You will out in the next election. Be responsible....

    Ceylon Tuesday, 06 March 2018 06:12 PM

    Muslims and buddhists are peace loving people.violence created by criminals.dont call them muslims or buddhists,they are just heartless criminaks worse than wild animals.reason for all these are due to 2 leaders of country.punish these traitors with death sentencess for allowing and protecting criminals.

    Zinki Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:48 AM

    Skin them first alive, it will teach others too!

    Dan Tuesday, 06 March 2018 06:12 PM

    What the heck this man is talking...? Why should Buddhist apologies from Muslims or Muslims apologies from Buddhist?? If at all ineffective, incapable and corrupt politicians like him should apologies from every citizen of this Country for this pathetic situation...

    KK Tuesday, 06 March 2018 07:01 PM

    The drama part 2 has stated, if you know the people just remand them with no bail condition and throw the keys. This will help peace loving people to live in peace. For a change show in action than talk. We are tired of these talks.

    Jagath Leanage Tuesday, 06 March 2018 07:36 PM

    Are you talking with sense ? Nobody should apologize anybody . Both , muslims and buddhist has done mistakes .

    surath Tuesday, 06 March 2018 07:37 PM

    Inactive at the beginning. Wait for the damage.Then start making statements. Good to your leader.

    YP Tuesday, 06 March 2018 07:41 PM

    Yes Sir You are right ...100% will apologize left right and center SIR..!!

    Ravi Tuesday, 06 March 2018 08:03 PM

    He does not know what he is talking about.

    Liberal One Tuesday, 06 March 2018 08:09 PM

    Are they trying to add fuel to the fire?

    tishan Tuesday, 06 March 2018 10:39 PM

    You must apologize to whole country and go home.

    Janja Wednesday, 07 March 2018 09:34 AM

    Why cant these incompetent old fools shut their blabberMouths?

    Royce Wednesday, 07 March 2018 09:52 AM

    Someone is trying to get Muslim Votes

    Ahmed Saleem Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:01 AM

    Murder is a crime. Irrespective of the religion, race or position, a murderer deserves the punishment according to the existing laws in a country. Can anyone justify the violence against a community because of a murder of a member of another community? As is evident, this situation has become normal in Sri Lanka. Instead of preaching peace, certain clergies are bent of spewing the venom of hatred into the hearts of their community to resort to violence against other communities, destroy their properties, set fire to their homes. Are these actions, religiously-motivated or politically motivated? The ruling government should seriously think about bringing an end to the prevailing situation, in order to save the county without letting it to become another MYANMAR and tarnish the image of our motherland.

    Citizen Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:05 AM

    When you carefully analyze the situation the total No of hooligans involved in this episode is less than 1000 thugs and drug addicts. Government and Police miserably failed to control the situation at the beginning.

    kapila Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:08 AM

    You are failed politicians. The country that was governed under normal law even during the height of LTTE war is now under emergency without any war . The whole world is aware that you are a third grade bunch of politicians who always pass the buck to others to cover your ass. You have failed miserably in all areas including law and order, economy , health, education and so on. You name one thing that is managed well. Only area is selling SL property to India for peanuts. You will be wiped out of politics in the very near future.

    kusum Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:09 AM

    Tishan very true

    Sharon Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:12 AM

    He is increasing the animosity...

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:13 AM

    Even a 1000 apologies is not enough, if those cowardly Sinhalese Buddhist perpetrators and criminals are able to always getaway with racist crimes.

    Nimal Tissa Wijetunga Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:11 AM

    Kiriella, We can remember your rhetoric when Sri Lankan heroic tri forces annihilating LTTE as our rhetoric include any body can fight wars, pamankade/alimankade, Killinochchiya/medawachchiya etc to undermine the war efforts to get rid of Terrorism from Motherland.Now, you are asking Buddhist to apologise to Muslims. Why? Because that they destroyed Buddhist archaeological sites in Samphur and destroying other Buddhist sites such AS kURAGALA ETC.Very soon, we will see you in the dust bin of political seen of Sri Lanka and Hell in the next birth.

    W.S Wednesday, 07 March 2018 01:13 PM

    Kiriella is fishing in trouble waters .

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