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* Special police unit set up in Sri Lanka to inquire religious disputes would have unnecessary consequences - JHU
Mon, Apr 28, 2014, 08:58 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 28, Colombo: An ally of Sri Lanka's governing party, the Jathika Hela Urumaya says the setting up of a special police unit to inquire into religious issues would cause unnecessary consequences.

JHU General Secretary, Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka told a news conference that the government should have instead put in place a mechanism through parliament to attend to complaints on religious issues.

He explained that the current move would eventually result in the setting up of several separate religious police units and it would then result in negative consequences.

According to Ranawaka, the JHU has wanted to submit a bill to parliament on setting up a mechanism to address religious matters, but some parliamentarians had discouraged the move.

The Minister added that laws should apply to all religious groups equally.

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