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::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Procedure announced for foreign passport holders traveling to Sri Lanka's North
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Army to take control of relief centers for landslide victims
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Carson group completes acquisition of Millers Brewery
-- [6 hours ago]
Controversial Sri Lankan Minister's son assaulted at night club
-- [6 hours ago]
Lee Hedges Investments enters into lease agreement with Sri Lanka's UDA for a mixed development project
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to launch two projects to enhance power sector capacity
-- [8 hours ago]
India to contest Sri Lanka court's death sentences of fishermen through legal process
Sri Lanka to establish a new Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) to monitor fishing boats
India pledges Rs.10 million as immediate relief for Sri Lanka landslide victims
Sri Lanka national carrier receives first of six new A330-300 on order

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.