Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Buddhist extremists urge the President to sack Muslim leader from cabinet
Tue, Jul 15, 2014, 09:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Buddhist extremist Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) today urged the President Mahinda Rajapaksa to sack Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader and Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem from the cabinet.

The secretary of the BBS Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero said today at a press briefing held in Colombo that Hakeem was a mean politician who was always after personal benefits.

Gnanasara Thero claimed that Minister Rauf Hakeem and the SLMC had taken actions for posts, wealth and he had made racist statements that aroused communal hatred.

Gnanasara Thero who was accused of inciting racial hatred in Beruwala and Aluthgama warned Hakeem not to test his patience.

He said that the BBS had not asked for benefits but was dedicated for the nation unlike the Ministers who were after personal benefits.

Political observers in Sri Lanka question why the militant monk is still not arrested for his racist remarks and threats inciting hatred among ethnic communities.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka, India navies discuss maritime security at the 27th IMBL meeting aboard Indian naval ship
-- [6 hours ago]
A 'Bulb for a Bulb'-EFL returns with annual green campaign
-- [6 hours ago]
Jaffna Police mistook the students for a motorcycle gang and fired - Law and Order Minister
-- [7 hours ago]
Ceiling on prices of 48 pharmaceutical drugs come into force from today
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President orders independent Inquiry into the Jaffna University students' deaths
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President to visit Iran later this year
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy ships leave for training visit to India
-- [9 hours ago]
Two global yacht and marina construction companies show interest in marine tourism in Sri Lanka
Constitutional Assembly Steering Committee discuss Electoral Reforms, devolution, Executive
Tamil Diaspora organization welcomes UN Special Rapporteur's urgent call for Sri Lanka to set up minority rights mechanism

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.