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::

* Sri Lanka's Muslim coalition party hints at leaving government
Mon, May 19, 2014, 12:45 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 19, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), an ally of Sri Lanka's governing party, has hinted that the party might leave the government as it has not shown any faith in the party.

The leader of the SLMC, Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem has said that the party has been accused of staying in the government for the ministerial positions but the Muslim Congress is not a party that works expecting government posts.

Minister Hakeem said the SLMC had faced many challenges since it joined the government and the time has come for the party to make an important decision as the government has no faith in the party at present. The party has no hesitation to move out, the SLMC leader added.

SLMC Leader has earlier expressed his party's disappointment over some actions taken by the government.

Hakeem has been in the center of controversy over a report handed by his party to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay on the issues faced by religious minorities in the country.

Government members had criticized Hakeem for submitting the report to Pillay and a group of extremist nationalist ministers in the Cabinet has commenced a campaign within the government against the SLMC and its leader.

** Related Story :: Muslim party ally of Sri Lanka governing party criticizes government actions

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's 2015 budget focused on long term development - Central Bank Governor
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka joins China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka hires eighth lobbying firm in the US
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka business chamber to host seminar on bilateral trade with UK on October 29
-- [8 hours ago]
Counter arguments raised to support Sri Lankan President's eligibility for the third term
-- [8 hours ago]
Three Sri Lankans alleged of spying for Pakistan charged in Indian court
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka ruling party secretary launches campaign for prime minister post
Beggars under watch in Sri Lanka after an abducted child was found with a beggar
Snap presidential election is unconstitutional, Sri Lanka Marxist party tells EC
Sri Lanka CID investigates Rs. 1.5 billion fraud in purchasing coal for Norochcholai power plant

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.