Rajitha refutes Wijeyadasa on 32 Lankan Muslims joining ISIS
The Defence establishment has denied having any record of 32 Sri Lankan Muslims joining Islamic State (IS) also known as ISIS in recent times, said Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine and Co-Cabinet Spokesperson, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne yesterday.
The minister addressing the weekly Cabinet briefing at the Parliament Complex said the President was briefed at the Defence Council meeting with regard to this and they had assured the government that none were joining the Muslim terrorist organisation in Syria.
Justice and Buddha Sasana Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said in Parliament last week that 32 Sri Lankan Muslims recently had left the country to fight alongside ISIS. He also stated that there were many foreign Islamic preachers who were promoting extremism within the country.
“The Sri Lankans from four families joined ISIS a long time ago and they did not leave from here. They went to another country and then proceeded from there. We have worked with the families since then,”Senaratne said.
“Wijeyadasa’s statement is not the stance of the government. He is making these statements having listened to certain groups of people,” he added.
The Co-Cabinet Spokesperson further explained that all foreigners engaging in religious activities were monitored by the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) and the latter had reported that they were simply teaching people Arabic.
“The Muslims have become very worried by these statements. Around 30 Muslim Organisations have sought a meting with me.The minorities expect the government to protect them better than the last government,” he said.
Commenting on the recent clashes due to extremists Buddhist and Muslim groups, the minister alleged that this was a plan hatched by the previous regime to distance the minorities from the government.
“Dan Priyasad was a frontline figure in Namal Rajapaksa’s Nil Balakaya and Abdul Razik was an NIB informer during Gotabaya’s time. In the North they are using Aava to create chaos. They want the minorities to boycott the elections and then win using Sinhala Buddhist votes,” Senaratne said. “When Joint Opposition MPs approached Mahinda Rajapaksa and asked about making a stand against communal unrest, he had told them to keep quiet because they would then lose their vote base. This is their mentality,”he added.
(Source: Daily News – By Zahrah Imtiaz)
Who is the Head of this Defence Establishment? Is he the guy who was challenged on torture in custody in Switzerland?
32 Sri Lankans joining ISIS will not make a difference. There are over 35,000 Muslim professionals who held top positions if EU and US who are now with ISIS.
ISIS will provide resistance to US imperialism under the Trump regime, shortly. If unchecked, the new terrorist Trump regime in America will become the new imperialists in the World, robbing natural resources including oil from impoverished middle eastern states.
In fact, we, the Sinhala Buddhists, should encourage more volunteers to the ISIS, including Hakeem and Bathiutheen.
We must stop thambiyas going away to join IS.
If they all go to IS, who will buy our MP and Public Servant luxury car permits?
If they all go to ISIS, what can we do with our car permits?
Please Rajitha, stop thambiys for joining ISIS, we NEED them HERE !
N.M.Perera what a name. Do u know how perera came? On approximately 1650s portugals ruled this nation right. And on that occasion ur ancestors I mean ur grater grand mothers slept with these Portuguese , I do no they might have slept for cash as they are under them. This deprives this ugly name perera. Lanka does not go forward until these ugly names remains.
Moreover why pointing out Muslims only, yes there is obvious party called bbs in which they support Isis in Sri lanka to topple the present gov. What I would say is , hang that bastard secretary of that radical group bbs.
Ven Galgoda Athhe Gnanasara, Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, is the spiritual leader of the Sinhala Buddhist majority of the Sinhala Buddhist Republic of Sri Lanka.
He is the Ayotollah of Sri Lanka.
Ven Gnanasara is leading the moral rejuvenation of the Sinhala Buddhists after 30 years of Tamil terrorism. Ven Gnanasara has been leading the struggle against oppression of the Sinhala Buddhists by the Muslim Community in the past few years.
Ven Gnanasara is a hero, a leader, a moral rejuvenator, the Gandhi, the Ayotollah to the Sinhala Buddhist Majority community who are empowered with the noble Buddhist task of ruling the Sinhala Buddhist Republic of Sri Lanka.
Those Tamils and Thambiyas who are unable to accept this fact can go to where they came from, Tamil Nadu and Syria or IS. remember how Ayotollah Khomeini dealt with the Shah if Iran? Ven Gnanasara is on a similar pathway.
well, my previous comments were not posted in this blog so far, may be blocked due to some unpleasant words used. I actually reverted to that ugly named man perera’s comments. I suggest the admin to treat every one’s comments without being partial.May be you fall in the community of buddhist which could be a reason for my comments being blocked.
Impoliteness and use of gutter language will not get you anywhere.
Please accept that Ven Galgoda Atthe Gnanasara, Secretary of the BBS is a living hero of the majority Sinhala Buddhist community.
My dear aunty vimala, oh great to hear some from that end actually.anyway ur comments really suits that gnanasara for his rubbish and unpleasant sayings. This shows how your Buddhist religion is but unfortunately this is not the Buddhism especially theravada says. First of all try to hand on ur religion purely rather than pointing others. Please teach that goonasara what is tripitaka.however iam a pure Sri Lankan and living here so happily but most of u people residing out side the country , working and living like slaves for them , Iam asking why? Whats the pain? What rights u people have to intercept a pure resident of sl? Shame on you people to be honest. Be a Sri Lankan first then next. Don’t judge a book by its cover.
A Lankan thambiya.