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* 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.

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