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* Sri Lanka's Opposition Leader to raise issue of religious and ethnic extremism in the country
Sat, Feb 2, 2013, 08:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 02, Colombo: Opposition Leader of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremasinghe will raise in parliament the issue of religious and ethnic extremism that is taking place in the country.

Wickremasinghe has told a group of Muslim leaders that he would raise the issue when parliament meets for sessions next week.

He has said that people of all ethnic and religious groups are first and foremost Sri Lankan and therefore any form of extremism should be prevented.

He has called on the Muslim leaders to ensure that all groups of Muslims also stand united without any divisions and not be ousted by any extremist elements.

According to Wickremasinghe, it is the government's responsibility to create equality among the people in the country.

However, he has added that he would also hear what the Bodhu Bala Sena organization that has been accused of carrying out a campaign against Muslims has to say as well.



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