Hakeem reveals split in unity govt.
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Leader Rauff Hakeem dropped a bombshell in public on Saturday when he revealed that there was a split in the government.
Addressing the 26th convention of the SLMC at Polgolla Hakeem declared: “There is a conflict of opinion within the government. This crisis is evident from President Maithiripala Sirisena’s decision to summon a special Cabinet meeting.”
The SLMC convention was held at Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre at Polgolla, Kandy.
Minister Hakeem said that the government had not been able to reach a consensus on its strategy to battle corruption. Hence, the President had called for a special Cabinet meeting, he added.
He said the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress had played a pivotal role in bringing the present government to power in January as the previous government had not lived up to the expectations of the Muslim community.
“We regret that we have failed to achieve what we expected of the new government,” Minister Hakeem said.
The minister said: “Our people question us why they haven’t got what they expected of the new administration. Our people in the North and East who were displaced 25 years ago have not been resettled yet even though the war is over.”
Minister Hakeem was unanimously re-elected the leader of the SLMC.
(Source: The Island – by Cyril Wimalasurendre)
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Surprise! Surprise! What else do one expect when the only common theme all these Yahapaluwo came together have is the downfall of Mahinda and Gothabhaya Rajapaksha?
As somebody had asked elsewhere, It is nearly one months to the year after the January election. Big Achievements to date? h The number of time the commission summon Rajapakshas?
What you have expected has been received I guess?
With all the governments, what you are expecting is a ministerial post, you got that.
What else you expect?
I’m very much concerned here, what is expected by you and your people other than this?
Are you talking the truth?
its not surprising where ever which ever government he is in there will always a split I personally do not know why he was taken in the government in the first place he is not fit to be there and the so called SLMC is not the party representing all muslims. sad to say even muslims want him out and SLMC removed from the politics
Hakeem wants more and more. Anyway I have always mentioned here, this government wont last long. This government was formed not for people of Sri Lanka, it was formed with bits and pieces, just to take revenge against the Rajapakse family.
Minority idea is a legacy of the british colonists something that is not unique for it is a spin off from the british India partition. At independence there were millions of Muslims left stranded in India and then few more millions in what is now Bangaladesh and a few Muslims left in Ceylon.
The minorities if they want to pose any threat politically ought to form a united coalition and most likely they may even manage to muster support from the Sinhalese just as much as the minority supporting the candidacy of the blue … yellow ….greens ……purples. I may even subscribe to such a move provided that it is secular.
Ranil and Sirisena represent the old guard with no particular ideology and the left ideology has gone through so many revisions since Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Wije that people have no longer confide nor have any confidence.
It will be a while for people to accept this idea but the UNP as is will fall apart without the support of the Tamil and Muslim communities however by and by Lanka would be able to boast of either a government of a Tamil Muslim coalition. After all Obama is black however much he pretends to be otherwise.
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