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Govt. doesn’t believe ban on BBS is a good move: G.L. Pieris

9 March 2021 06:08 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Government does not believe proscribing Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Organisation is a good move, Education Minister G.L. Pieris said.

While addressing the media yesterday at the Ministry he said some recommendations found in the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Easter Sunday attacks are difficult to implement 

"Especially, implementing those recommendations mentioned in the report regarding BBS is difficult. The Government has some discretion in this regard and does not agree with that," the Minister said.

However, other recommendations in the report are better to implement and they are useful. 

"Extremist ideologies have been included in the school syllabus and those should be removed. There should be a control over 'Madrasas, teachers and the subject contents.," the Minister said.

Therefore, the Education Ministry is hoping to implement those recommendations with immediate effect, he said.

"This report gives us a very clear picture of the steps that are to be taken in the field of education with valuable guidelines. The Government's responsibility is to implement these recommendations.

Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) and the police should act immediately in this regard. We have a clear vision than earlier," Minister Pieris said. 

Fulfilling those recommendations is the responsibility of the Government and we will do it, Minister added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 11

  • RoaringCreek Tuesday, 09 March 2021 07:23 PM

    All extremist organisations should be banned irrespective of religion or race.

    ChanakaJ Tuesday, 09 March 2021 07:29 PM

    BBS is not likely to kill or injure or set off bombs in the name of religion! So, why ban it?

    Sahan Tuesday, 09 March 2021 07:32 PM

    yes we need them for future problems and to attack opposition political parties

    Christian Tuesday, 09 March 2021 07:46 PM

    Oh dear me .... ban the MASTERMIND....

    Senaka Tuesday, 09 March 2021 07:57 PM

    Yes, you need them as ' cat paw'.

    Dinesh Tuesday, 09 March 2021 08:13 PM

    Yes,you don't ban BBS because you only created it for your agenda.

    Hassanda Tuesday, 09 March 2021 09:31 PM

    Y the Govt is having Double Standard when it Comes to BBS - Implement all the Resolutions In the Presidential Commission Report Irrespective of Religion - The World is Watching You Sri Lanka

    Gamarala Tuesday, 09 March 2021 10:04 PM

    Yes we know how to ban them when they are created by president to use whenever they want to grab power .we saw all dramas in the recent and in the past

    Johan Tuesday, 09 March 2021 11:35 PM

    This is only govt's drama.Pinch the baby and Rock the cradle

    GGT Wednesday, 10 March 2021 12:15 AM

    Proscribe Madrasa immediately, it is dangerous to the peace loving people.

    Man Wednesday, 10 March 2021 09:40 AM

    GL who are you to decide on this matter.

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