Teaching at Madrasas - Deport the 800 foreign Islamic clerics: Patali

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Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka yesterday called for the deporting of 800 foreign Islamic clerics who were engaged in religious teaching at various Madrasas.

He told Daily Mirror that these clerics had arrived on tourist visas, but were engaged in Islamic religious teaching.

“I urge the government to deport them immediately,” the minister said.

Earlier, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said his Ministry would take steps to regulate the Madrasas in the country. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Patriot Wednesday, 01 May 2019 08:18 AM

    Dear Champika, you are in the government. Fight for this or resign or face punishment. Choose wisely.

    Chamin rana Wednesday, 01 May 2019 08:35 AM

    Why just deport? If a Sri Lankan violates visa conditions in any of “those” countries the repercussions will be much more severe. So we need to use the same spoon to serve. Please have some backbones to at least act straight now

    Mm Wednesday, 01 May 2019 08:59 AM

    No need to regulate! Please send them back. And if some wants to engage in madrasas teaching they can leave the country too.

    Lal Wednesday, 01 May 2019 09:00 AM

    Who allowed them in?

    S.Sangaralingham Wednesday, 01 May 2019 09:04 AM

    Madras I foreign Islamic cleric 800 in number. Why what are they doing. Need 1800 English teachers to teach English from grade 3 to grade 12 for beter education scientific knowledge

    Jose Fernando Wednesday, 01 May 2019 09:19 AM

    Yes , the Govt. should send them back immediately.

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 01 May 2019 09:28 AM

    Why was these foreigners even allowed to give religious education here? Not only Muslim teachers but also the foreign teachers of Christian religions should be deported. In India, foreign religious teachers are banned.

    Concerned Wednesday, 01 May 2019 09:32 AM

    Deport the overstayers and ban the madrasas.

    Roshanie Ginawardane Wednesday, 01 May 2019 09:45 AM

    Good move if you can get this to work. These are breeding grounds for terrorists.

    Rkk Wednesday, 01 May 2019 10:29 AM

    This needs to be done at once to safeguard the surroundings and in turn the Country

    Zulkifli Nazim Wednesday, 01 May 2019 10:49 AM

    Minister Champika Ranawaka is absolutely correct. Deport them immediately. Please.

    K Payne Wednesday, 01 May 2019 10:54 AM

    Instead of making an emotional decision, this minister should make a rational one. Review the cases first and then take action.


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