VIDEO: New ID law is sign of govt. working against Muslim community - Salley

VIDEO: New ID law is sign of govt. working against Muslim community - Salley

December 18, 2013   04:20 pm

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UNP Central Provincial Council member Azath Salley stated that laws preventing Muslim men and women from wearing caps and hijabs for their identity card photographs were signs of the government working against the Muslim community of the country.

 

He said that the Muslim community will have no choice but to engage with the international community regarding the continued agenda against the Muslim community in Sri Lanka.

 

Salley claimed that the police were now engaged in closing down Islamic places of worship in Colombo citing three mosques in Attidiya, Kadawatha road and Vaidya road which were asked to halt its religious activities by the police who claimed that they were unauthorised establishments.

 

He questioned as to why the police were targeting these places of worship instead of the countless other unauthorised buildings in the country.

 

Speaking at a press conference held today (December 18) in Colombo, Former Colombo Mayor Salley stated that the those within the government were no longer interested in helping the President from winning and that the government would be defeated if a secret ballot was taken right now.

 

Salley added that those within the government were calling for the immediate removal of the Prime Minister following his office’s involvement with a container of heroin.

 

He also said that ‘Thunmulle Lemon Puff’ had claimed that only foreigners should be allowed to go to the casinos but challenged the media to visit the casinos from Galle Road along Marine Drive and report on who is really gambling in those casinos. 

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