Govt. to revise laws giving effect to Sharia – Vajira

27 May 2019 02:09 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Some parliamentary acts introduced between 2010 and 2015 had given effect to aspects of Sharia law or Islamic law, and the government would revise them, a Minister said yesterday.

Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardane said even the NGOs had been registered under the laws introduced in a hurried manner at that time.

He said the government would revisit these laws soon. The Minister made these remarks while addressing the public servants as well as instructing the government officials to take steps to remove all public signboards and name boards written in Arabic letters.

“We have received complaints about such signboards in Arabic at different places in the Eastern Province. We will issue a circular soon to remove such signboards. There are three languages recognised by the Constitution of Sri Lanka - Sinhala, Tamil and English. Signboards in other languages should be removed forthwith. Sharia law cannot be implemented here. We won’t condone beheading or stoning to death here,” he said. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 5

  • Dinesh Monday, 27 May 2019 09:22 AM

    It is all because the Leaders Sirisena and RW do not have a backbone....One of the cowards in the history of Sri Lanka

    Mm Monday, 27 May 2019 09:28 AM

    Ahh NGO’s. Another double headed snake

    Ice Monday, 27 May 2019 10:48 AM

    Well said Dinesh!

    Jude Monday, 27 May 2019 11:33 AM

    What's in God's name, why we've Sharia Law in SL !!!???

    Dee Monday, 27 May 2019 03:02 PM

    @Dinesh. What on earth are you talking of? What powers did they have between 2010- 2015?

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