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 Lankan President invited for the International Solar Summit in New Delhi
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Army appoints Court-of-Inquiry to probe grenade explosion in bus
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's ex-diplomat Udayanga Weeratunga issued Interpol Red Notice
-- [4 hours ago]
Ceylinco Life's net profit surges 95-pct to Rs.6 Bn
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Opposition Leader apprises U.S. lawmaker on political situation after local government election
-- [6 hours ago]
Significant changes in UNP ministerial portfolios expected in cabinet reshuffle
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka needs more private sector involvement in development to become an upper middle-income country - WB Director
-- [7 hours ago]
Indian government announces scholarships for Sri Lankan students to study Hindi in India
-- [8 hours ago]
Sparking Young Creativity: IgniterSpace celebrates two years of social impact with three major accolades
-- [8 hours ago]
Wycliffe Gordon in Colombo to Jazz up 70 years of U.S - Sri Lankan partnership #USASL70
-- [8 hours ago]

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.