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A national programme should be formulated to eliminate extremism: Champika

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While admitting the fact that the government including security forces and intelligence services should take the responsibility for not being able to prevent the Easter Sunday attack, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka said yesterday the solution to the issue was not to oust the government but to formulate a joint national programme to address the issue.

He told parliament that bringing in a no-confidence motion against the government would only allow international terrorism to enter Sri Lanka by creating anarchy in the country.

"The government cannot get away from its responsibility. The whole government including security forces and intelligence services should take responsibility. Is resigning of the government the solution to the issue?" he asked and added that it would only pave way for anarchy in the country.

He said there should be an anti-terrorism programme to address the extremist terrorism in the country. The minister speaking at the debate on the no-confidence motion against the government said the responsibility of the parliament was to bring in new laws to address issues such as shariya laws and madrasa schools, as to remove uncertainty and suspicions of the people (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

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  • Answer required Friday, 12 July 2019 10:51 AM

    you statement "bring in new laws to address issues such as Shariya laws, Madrasa schools..." - is purely one sided and exposing your racists views. Frankly let all know whether BBS, Ravana Balaya , and the other (I forget the name) are terrorist outfits or not.

    Lion Friday, 12 July 2019 11:13 AM

    A man who talk sense looks to ba presidential material .

    ANTON Friday, 12 July 2019 11:13 AM

    ACCORDING TO YOUR BOSSES STATEMENTS, I THOUGHT EXTREMISM HAS ALREADY BEEN ELIMINATED.

    Ismat Shahabdeen Friday, 12 July 2019 11:16 AM

    Laws to stop hate speech, racism, divisions of communities, religious hate speech and the like otherwise it is one sided and targeting one community.

    ANTON Friday, 12 July 2019 11:20 AM

    PEOPLE USE EXTREMISM TO ATTAIN EGOISM.

    Anmanpan Friday, 12 July 2019 11:22 AM

    Get to the root cause. It is race and religion. For a start be a atheist like me. I am free and think free and love likewise people.

    Ahmed Friday, 12 July 2019 04:19 PM

    Its funny to hear this coming from a RACIST like Champika :-))


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