The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has urged the government to take steps, among others, to strengthen good governance, to restore civil administration and to maintain law and order, party’s General Secretary Hasan Ali said yesterday.
The party, an ally of the ruling coalition, handed over its proposals to the government last week on the implementation of the recommendations made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).
Mr. Ali told the Daily Mirror that his party noted the positive recommendations made in the report, and particularly emphasized the need to address key issues concerning the Muslim community in the north and east.
“In some areas of the east, Muslims have been evacuated from their villages to establish military cantonments. These people have complained to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka. Still there are land issues. Internally displaced Muslims are yet to be resettled,” he said.
He said the delay in the evolution of a political solution did not augur well for the country.
“Three years have lapsed after the war ended. But, little has been done on the ground to address the political grievances. On the part of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), there are genuine concerns,” he said. (Kelum Bandara)
Comments - 8
Mayu Sunday, 20 May 2012 10:53 PM
SLMC should lead the Muslim community in a truthful way. It looks that this party leadership is working as a tool for a gangster group to destroy this country's stability and integrity .
niranjan Monday, 21 May 2012 12:15 AM
SLMC Also responsible for encouraging Government of the day to engage in corruption and this statement had no value what so ever because of SLMC Leader's behavour in the past too.
C.K.Lankaputhra. Monday, 21 May 2012 12:37 AM
Why took such a long time to realize this. Any way thank you
Balu Silva Monday, 21 May 2012 12:50 AM
The SLMC has lost all credibility among the muslims. Any suggestion they make is not even given a second look by the muslim community.
peter Monday, 21 May 2012 12:53 AM
GOOD MORNING WHERE WHERE YOU PEOPLE ALL THIS YEARS
Wicks Monday, 21 May 2012 07:15 AM
Aparty just for the name for muslim community. What they have done so far the community. Muslim's hearts answer for this.
Bigfoot Monday, 21 May 2012 02:36 AM
Start with yourself first.
Aney Machang Monday, 21 May 2012 08:30 AM
SLMC should follow good governance practice before it preaches this to the others. The party leaders appointment is a life time appointment, first change this policy.
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