Minister Rauff Hakeem while roundly condemning the incidents in Dambulla said that it is the desire of his party to promote communal harmony and coexistence among all communities living in the country.
He said that he will discuss the issue with all community leaders and with the President who has returned to the country upon completion of an official visit to South Korea. The Minister made these remarks upon conclusion of a meeting with the SLMC hierarchy in Colombo today.
Mr. Hakeem, please ask your responsible personnel in Dambulla to provide the following information to the Govt/, Newspapers and the Chief of Dambulla temple. (1) the date that this plot of land for the mosques was purchased. (2) the date that construction plans for the mosque was approved. (3) Who approved it with names. (4) When did you start to construct this mosque. (5) Were they not aware that this land is inside the area marked as the Buddhist Sacred Zone, Dambulla at the time of purchase. (6) What is difficulty in constructing this mosque in area outside the demarcated area. (7) Did you people bribed any of the members of the approval authority to sell this land. (8) Please give this information so that Govt. could take proper action. By providing this information you will help to diffuse the situation and to solve this problem. Thank you.
nawshad Sunday, 29 April 2012 12:05 PM
mr mervyn your statement is correct
senna Sunday, 29 April 2012 02:44 PM
Reports say it was in operation for sixty years?
Concerned Sunday, 29 April 2012 03:17 PM
Can you provide all these information for your house that you are living now? or for all those buddhist temples built in the country? or for all those buddha statues installed in almost every road junctions?
Asking questions will not resolve conflicts. Only endurances and coherence will lead to permanent peace.
Sanjaya.W Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:25 PM
Brainy Monday, 30 April 2012 06:24 AM
Manu Sunday, 29 April 2012 05:55 AM
according to the cap turn... tune changes
tuan Monday, 30 April 2012 06:54 AM
very nice words man
#Citizen# Monday, 30 April 2012 07:10 AM
The slow erosion of communal rights. Guess this is another example of communal issues which are simply simmering under the surface , which have not been addressed sufficiently.
Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 29 April 2012 08:10 AM
There is an old Sinhala saying : " Shamelessness is bigger than the Mudliyarship". Hakeem is a good example of that saying.
rehan Sunday, 29 April 2012 08:28 AM
why whats wrong with the speech?????????????
ANURA Monday, 30 April 2012 08:27 AM
Hak, Hak ha, Hak, Hak ha. Please do not back stab your sinhalese friends. Double talk is very dangerous. You know that very well I suppose.
MD Sunday, 29 April 2012 08:48 AM
Shamelessly using this tactic to regain the lost political popularity
I Hussein Sunday, 29 April 2012 10:46 AM
Not with the speech but with the man.
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