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::

* Anti-Muslim campaign in Sri Lanka could be detrimental to country internationally, Opposition warns
Wed, Feb 13, 2013, 09:46 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) says the anti-Muslim campaign in the country would have a detrimental impact on the country at time when the international community has already made many allegations against the government on its inaction to protect the democratic rights of citizens.

UNP Kegalle District parliamentarian Kabir Hashim has said the country might have to face the implications during the UN sessions this month.

The MP has felt that the government's action in addressing the recent campaign against the Muslims in the country has not been sufficient.

He has added that the statement made by Leader of the House Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva in parliament on the matter had not even acknowledged that there is an anti-Muslim campaign in the country.

According to Hashim, the Muslim political leaders in the government have remained silent on the matter.

"The protection for all communities is enshrined in our Constitution and we should look to Leaders who will enforce the Constitutional guarantees given to all citizens," he has said.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan man nabbed for smuggling gold jewelry worth over Rs. 1.2 million
-- [49 minutes ago]
Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah assumes duties as Sri Lanka's 21st Navy Commander
-- [1 hour and 19 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Justice Minister may be removed from post
-- [1 hour and 45 minutes ago]
Japanese Naval Ship arrives at the Port of Hambantota
-- [2 hours ago]
Central Bank appoints a new Deputy Governor
-- [4 hours ago]
No income tax for anyone earning less than 1.2 million rupees per annum - Finance Minister
Program providing dry rations and drinking water to drought affected expanded
Former minister Priyankara Jayaratne granted bail
China will assist Sri Lanka to become a Singapore - envoy
Sri Lanka national inflation in July 2017 remains unchanged at 6.3 percent

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.