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JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today the government had been unable to implement the law against those who incited religious and racial disharmony and urged the government to ensure that such incidents would not happen in the future.

He said if the government did not intervene to control these incidents, people would be compelled to take the law into their hands.

Mr. Dissanayake said there were attempts to provoke racial disharmony between Muslims and Sinhalese by extremist elements and that racism in any form was an obstruction to communal harmony. He said the government had created an environment conducive for communal clashes.

"The government has not taken any action against those involved in attacking Muslim religious places and no one has been arrested so far," he said and added that a majority of Sinhalese and Muslims were against extremism. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • silva Thursday, 25 May 2017 02:41 AM

    If they are willing to they will find a way to control the BBS...

    Ram Thursday, 25 May 2017 02:43 AM

    If a country is to march forward even the opposition members in Parliament must make their contributions without criticising the government all the time. Rev Gnanasara is instigated by some group again. Anura, Please share with the government if you have any way of combatting it.

    SL Thursday, 25 May 2017 05:53 AM

    Why Anura is not speaking about Destruction done in Estern province Somawathiya temple,etc.?.No politician talk about the route cause of the recent incidents.Does Anura not want to protect the rights of Buddhist ? no wonder why Buddhist are frustrated

    Derrick Thursday, 25 May 2017 05:55 AM

    You fuel the situation from underground. You really want it that way and speak like liberators but really behave like traitors.

    Derrick Thursday, 25 May 2017 05:58 AM

    You fuel the situation from underground. You really want it that way and speak like liberators but really behave like traitors.

    Kadiya Thursday, 25 May 2017 06:05 AM

    What would do AKD, if you were harassed on all sides by the likes of you?

    nick Thursday, 25 May 2017 06:39 AM

    MR is back via DM Android App

    ANTON Thursday, 25 May 2017 07:25 AM

    BECAUSE YOU ARE THE PEOPLE WHO BEEF UP THOSE TENSIONS , HIDING BEHIND THE SCREEN.

    sobers Thursday, 25 May 2017 07:26 AM

    Government to be blamed!


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