In 2015, the State Intelligence Service (SIS) had reported that there was an unusual increase in Muslim students at the Law college in 2012, former SIS Director SDIG Nilantha Jayawardena yesterday informed the PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks.
Referring to a report made on July 20, 2015, Jayawardena said that out of 203 students, there were only five Muslim students at the Law college in 2003. However, in 2012, 78 Muslim students were admitted to Law College and as a percentage it was 25.24% of the overall students.
Explaining his opinion Jayawardena said that this was part of an attempt to invade key positions by minorities.
"I can only warn the relevant institutions. The Ministry of Justice and Law College should investigate the matter," witness said, responding to a question raised by the Commissioners.
Witness further said that the LTTE also assured many students in areas under their control and they also passed their university entrance exams.
"This is one approach minorities can take. This kind of invasion happens in France and some other countries. At SIS we observed the trend and its up to the relevant officials to take the necessary measures," he said.
Jayawardena also said that in 2013, the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) was making Rs.1.5 million a month from halal certification. At that point 204 companies had obtained halal certification for over 4,500 products, he informed the Commission. (Yoshitha Perera)