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* Sri Lanka Muslim party to meet state leaders to discuss progress of actions on communal violence
Wed, Jun 25, 2014, 10:47 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 25, Colombo: The island's main Muslim party, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has decided to meet the government leaders to discuss the progress of the actions taken so far on the communal violence in Beruwala and Aluthgama towns.

The SLMC, which is under pressure from a section of the party to quit the ruling alliance due to the communal violence, plans to demand the government to compensate the victims and to take swift action against the perpetrators, a party source said.

SLMC said that they expect to meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Secretary of the Ministry of Defense Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and provide the information they have received regarding the communal violence.

The SLMC is to demand the government to evaluate the damage to property and life and provide compensation accordingly.

SLMC leader and Minister of Justice Rauf Hakeem said after the communal violence that he was ashamed to stay in the government.

Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, the layman leader of the nationalist Buddhist party Jathika Hela Urumaya challenged him to quit.

Buddhist extremist Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero publicly criticized the government for offering the Minister of Justice position to Rauf Hakeem, who is a Muslim.

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