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* Opposition MP Sajith Premadasa calls on Sri Lankan government to put an end to religious extremism
Sun, Jun 22, 2014, 02:14 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka main Opposition United National Party (UNP) Hambantota District parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa today called on the President, government and security forces to take action to put an end to the religious extremism destroying the country.

The senior UNP MP requested the government to immediately intervene and act to stop the activities of the numerous extremist groups that aim to destroy the country.

Delivering a special statement to the local television Derana, the MP said asked the government to bring all the religious extremists irrespective of their religions to book immediately.

"The shameful incidents which took place in our country in the past couple of days are extremely harmful to the country and its people. They are an insult, disgrace and shame to the entire country," Premadasa said.

The popular opposition MP, who is the son of the assassinated President R. Premadasa, said the country would be a volcano unless the government takes necessary steps to curb the menace.

He further said that all extremist ideas are treacherous to the nation and those are a new form of terrorism now exists in the island. He emphasized that this terrorism needed to be destroyed beforehand.

He also pointed out that the present government which destroyed 30 year terrorism must act to completely end the extremism. He warned that if the government fails to do so, the country will be destroyed very soon.

MP Premadasa stressed that the people do not want another ‘Black July’ to occur in the country and what they want is to show to the world that Sri Lanka is a strong and united nation devoid of any racism or discrimination.

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