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Salley must go to Saudi Arabia if he wants honour only Shari’a law: Minister

13 March 2021 09:45 pm - 36     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


While claiming that former Western Province Governor Azath Salley's recent statement would lead to religious extremism, Public Security Minister Sarath Weerasekara said Azath Salley should be arrested for making such statement.

Recently, he had allegedly said that he does not respect the law of the land but only respects and welcomes the Muslim law.   

The minister said Salley's remarks a statement has full of religious extremism.

"If he wants to act according to Shari'a law, he must go to Saudi Arabia. He cannot live in Sri Lanka. As long as he lives in Sri Lanka, he should act according to the law that prevails in Sri Lanka. We will arrest him and take legal action against him. I have personally told the CID to look into the matter," the Minister said.

  Comments - 36

  • Lal Saturday, 13 March 2021 10:24 PM

    Mr. Sarath you can eat Saudi product and your super market selling all Middle East product also money also sending Saudi riyal. What about all these. Will you able to stop these you are real buddist.

    Ralaharamy Saturday, 13 March 2021 10:28 PM

    There is not a single coutry in the world, that follows 100% Islamic Law. Azad Sallay just displays his ignorance for publicity. And Mr. Sarath Weerasekara! are you trying to stoop to his level? What happened to your Naval training?

    Tom Saturday, 13 March 2021 10:38 PM

    Salley may be a rich enough to maintain 4wives, but there are many his people,who are living on day to day earnings doing business to other communities, which turned to a trickle after Easter mayhem ,this foul mouthed Salley puts sand on their meal,he better go to a country, where sharia law practices

    Karl Saturday, 13 March 2021 10:41 PM

    Great! We support you!

    TJ Saturday, 13 March 2021 11:00 PM

    The minister has misunderstood Salley.He wants Sheri’a law because it permits polygamy.

    Ascot Dexter Saturday, 13 March 2021 11:28 PM

    Please be aware that Salley is paid RAW and he is part of the Easter attack group - unseen handy work of RAW and their station chief is the crooked Ambassador of India Baglay. What rights this man has to go around the country at will? Even in western democracies the Ambassadors need permission to engage with local and the government on development issue.

    Pantha Kumaran Saturday, 13 March 2021 11:49 PM

    Sarath Weerasekera, please understand one thing any issues can be resolved by talking. Your comments are very racist. Today you are going all out against the minorities and this is not good for our country.

    Ramesh Sunday, 14 March 2021 06:09 AM

    As per to Mr.Weerasekara, all the Muslims should go to Saudi Arabia and the Tamils to go to Tamil Nadu . Then he can solve all the problems of Sri Lanka, with the help of the Chinese. Shame on you minister.

    Dee Sunday, 14 March 2021 06:34 AM

    We understand that PC elections are coming up soon. Good timing minister. You can also start your mobile giant screen shows about how other officers handled the war.

    Ayan Sunday, 14 March 2021 06:54 AM

    This person is such is racist to the core. He should apologize for his remarks from Muslims in this country and around the world.

    Ranjith Sunday, 14 March 2021 07:18 AM

    If Sharia Law was enforced in Sri Lanka the majority of Sri Lankan's will be beaten up to death or sent to jail for sexual offences, murder, theft, drug addiction, misappropriation of Government funds etc. By now Sri Lanka would be a very peaceful and prosperous country.

    Janaka Bandara Sunday, 14 March 2021 01:11 PM

    Rubbish, Countries that practices sharia law have equally high crime figures.

    Jayantha Sunday, 14 March 2021 07:40 AM


    FR Sunday, 14 March 2021 07:52 AM

    Sarath please note that every person has their own rites to follow his or her religion not only you no one can stop that.

    Ben Sunday, 14 March 2021 07:53 AM

    His income and expenditure should be scrutinized carefully, he is dubious character

    Kalis Appu Sunday, 14 March 2021 07:54 AM

    Mr. Minister don't try to rule our nation like a Dictator, this is a democratic country, your military acts you keep it with you.

    Lol Sunday, 14 March 2021 07:55 AM

    You are talking too much these days, it is not good for your future, be aware man.

    Roshan samarathunga Sunday, 14 March 2021 07:59 AM

    I think he must join military to do training to stage the show

    Lion Sunday, 14 March 2021 08:10 AM

    New drama is playing now is aiming at the provincial council election .players are the same old lot and the people are watching the new play now.

    A Fernando Sunday, 14 March 2021 10:03 AM

    You are good for nothing. Continue to be a slave under this rogue regime.

    Sammy Sunday, 14 March 2021 12:40 PM

    Lal just because there are products for sale from MIddle East and they employ Sri Lankan workers does not mean Sharia law should be blindly accepted as the law of this land. Every Sri Lankan should comply with Sri Lankan law.

    Brewster Sunday, 14 March 2021 12:45 PM

    Ascot Dexter why should RAW be involved in Islamist terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka when India was the first country to warn Sri Lanka of possible attack and Sri Lankan's did not pay heed. Maybe Pakistani ISI was behind the Easter Sunday bombing.

    Sinhalese Sunday, 14 March 2021 12:54 PM

    You should be applauded Mr Minister talking straight.Earlier people were scared to tell this is a Buddhist country.Tell the truth straight like this, no reason to hide the truth.If you want to liver under Sharia law go to live in a muslim country.100% right.

    nihar mohamed Sunday, 14 March 2021 01:27 PM

    2 moron faces of the same coin - one idiot does not understand the basis of his religion to comment, the other one acts as if he knows all to comment on something he doesn't know....shameless politics.

    Martin Milton Sunday, 14 March 2021 01:35 PM

    Salley does need to be arrested and convicted. Please do not waste time and the sooner the better for ALL Sri Lankans. MM

    Martin Milton Sunday, 14 March 2021 01:36 PM

    Well said Hon Minister. We need more like you in Parliament! MM

    Ronnie Bugger Sunday, 14 March 2021 01:42 PM

    Sally is a Sri Lankan by descent and has the right to freedom of speech as per the Declaration of Human Rights of 10th December 1948, in case you did not know.

    Ronnie Bugger Sunday, 14 March 2021 01:42 PM

    Sally is a Sri Lankan by descent and has the right to freedom of speech as per the Declaration of Human Rights of 10th December 1948, in case you did not know.

    Samy Sunday, 14 March 2021 03:25 PM

    SW. if that is the case, Sinhalese need to go the jungle!

    Samson Sunday, 14 March 2021 04:18 PM

    Why you stoop down to Sally level. Where is the one law in SL?

    Jayampathi Sunday, 14 March 2021 04:19 PM

    I can't understand why Mr. Sarath Weerasekara takes this up at a time we need support from Muslim Nations to defeat the UN core group resolution.

    Non Racist citizen Sunday, 14 March 2021 04:30 PM

    Send this racist dog, Sarath Weerasekera to Saudi and get his head chopped off.

    Ranaweera Sunday, 14 March 2021 05:09 PM

    Response to Ronnie , freedom of expression does not entitle you to make hate speech in case you did not know.

    decentgent Sunday, 14 March 2021 06:44 PM

    Every Sri lankan has the right for freedom of speech as this is a democratic country. Sri Lanka is facing sanctions in the eyes of UNHRC bcoz of the violation of human right. People like Sarath will do harm for our motherland. Why such guys are in politics??This could be a drama he is playing to get the Sinhala votes for the forthcoming provincial council election.Looks like we are already under a military government. Besides, President is turning a deaf ear to the 6.9 Million who voted him for power. He should worn his Ministers to refrain from upsetting the minorities.

    Travis Sunday, 14 March 2021 09:08 PM

    Not only him everyone who doesn't respect sri lankan law should be sent out

    Senaka Sunday, 14 March 2021 11:12 PM

    What is the point of talking so loud. There is a law in the country. You are there to implement it for the benefit of majority. At the same time don't forget that anyone can say anything, it should not take as a big sound to create an unnecessary issue for your political advantage.

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