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Main Opposition UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe alleged the government was not taking concrete action to diffuse rising tensions between religious groups in the country.

The UNP leader speaking at a press conference today said the suggestion of the take over of the Halal certification process was not satisfactory, and there was much to be done in order to ease prevailing tensions

“Government should have take actions to stop the difficulties that Muslim people are facing. Even before the Halal issue came up, there were few incidents that took place in several areas against the Islamic people. Government did not take proper actions against these, they kept denying those incidents and said nothing has happened,” he said.

Speaking at the press briefing Mayor of Colombo A.J.M Muzammil said that the Halal certification is only a purification system for food and it neither changes anyone’s religion nor breaches any. (Yohan Perera and Lahiru Pothmulla)





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  • Nimal Wednesday, 27 February 2013 05:57 PM

    How about appointing a deputy leader first

    Labby Thursday, 28 February 2013 04:24 AM

    Nimal, what has the appointment of a deputy leader in the UNP got to do with religious tensions in the country which Mr Wickremasinghe is speaking of ?

    Buffaloa Citizen Thursday, 28 February 2013 04:31 AM

    Ranil was part of a regime that ruled when the 1983 riots where thousands of innocent tamils were butchered, and he simply did not show his regrets at that time. Now he is crying crocodile tears for the muslims.

    Grace Wednesday, 27 February 2013 03:32 PM

    Sir,
    Do not fish in troubled water.

    pena Wednesday, 27 February 2013 03:29 PM

    you are the man who save this nation from this thugs !

    saranga Wednesday, 27 February 2013 03:32 PM

    I dont follow any parties in SL but it seems that GOV does not have a hard stand on this issue. I do agree with Ranil, Gov must act now before its too late.

    IRC Rathana Wednesday, 27 February 2013 04:04 PM

    Why should govt defuse the tension. We made it and we will add more fuel. Bebe sena was not fallen from sky. Our beloved king made this for us.

    Vijay Wednesday, 27 February 2013 04:09 PM

    All in the name in the name religion
    If it is not stopped now, it would be another Taliban in the making. Ranil is a statesman

    ash Thursday, 28 February 2013 03:57 AM

    Look at Facebook, its mainly UNP people who are stiring the pot !

    Dilan Friday, 01 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Cant understand the minds of some people who have commented above.. Without party differences govt should take firm action on this idiocratic political monks!!


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