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* Coalition partner of Sri Lankan government at loggerheads with Muslim ally
Tue, Feb 25, 2014, 08:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 25, Colombo: Nationalist ally of Sri Lanka's governing party, the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) is at loggerheads with a Muslim ally of the government, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC).

The JHU has criticized SLMC Leader, Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem for his alleged intervention in the legal education system in the country.

Hakeem has been accused of conspiring to 'Muslimize' the legal sector in the country.

JHU National Organizer and Spokesperson Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe has accused the Minister of following a racist policy when handing over positions at the Justice Ministry and also interfering with the appointment of Justice of the Peace positions.

The JHU says the legal sector that needs to be just and equal to all should not be headed by a racist person.

The party has also highlighted that there were issues over the Law College Entrance Examination since the rules had been tampered with to allow for the accommodation of a higher number of Muslim students.

The Buddhist activity group in Sri Lanka, Bodu Bala Sena last year charged that there was a scandal behind the disproportionate increase of Tamil and Muslim students who passed the law entrance examination and campaigned against the Justice Minister.

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