Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Another deputy minister resigns from Sri Lankan government
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President seeks international help to eradicate kidney disease
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka pavilion to showcase the best of Sri Lankan Tea at 3rd Edition of World Tea and Coffee Expo
-- [4 hours ago]
A UPFA government will restart all the suspended projects within a week - Susil Premajayantha
Former Indian President's ideas will influence Sri Lanka's development initiatives - PM
Government is bound to ensure every citizen's rights, Sri Lankan President tells northerners
Excise unit raids cannabis plantation in Sri Lanka forest reserve
Sri Lanka, Iran defense officials discuss bilateral cooperation
Sri Lankan President condoles the death of former Indian President
Plateno Hotels Group launches luxury Portofino brand in Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.