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* Opposition Leader of Sri Lanka says that all races must be safeguarded to save the Sinhala Buddhists
Sun, Jul 20, 2014, 11:19 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 20, Colombo: Opposition Leader of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremasinghe said that to save the Sinhala Buddhists in the island, all the other races must also be safeguarded.

He pointed out that if this is not guaranteed, the other races might go to international community to ask for their rights.

Speaking of the freedom struggle and the history of the United National Party (UNP) at a function held in Gampola in Kandy district, Wickremasinghe said that all Sinhalese were united irrespective of religion first. He recalled that the Tamil and Muslim people also rallied in the freedom struggle.

He further stated that a small number of extremist Sinhala Buddhists supported by Rajapaksa regime acted in such a way the Sinhala Buddhists were insulted.

He said the government had taken no action to show that it was work of an extremist minority and to save the name of the Sinhala Buddhists. Wickremasinghe noted that the Sinhala Buddhist extremists had done what Tamil Tiger leader Prabhakaran failed to do through dividing the society.

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