SLMC Behind Saudi And Kuwait Threat – Govt Minister

A senior cabinet minister representing a major constituent party of the government accused the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) of influencing Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to vote against Sri Lanka at the 25thsession of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

 

‘Asian Mirror’, on February 17, exclusively reported that Saudi Arabia and Kuwait – through their diplomatic missions in Colombo – have informed the Sri Lankan government that they would not support Sri Lanka at the 25th session of the UNHRC if the culture of impunity prevails over attacks on mosques in Sri Lanka.

Speaking to ‘Asian Mirror’ the minister pointed out that the SLMC had made representations to the two governments over attacks on the Muslims and mosques. At the last cabinet meeting, President Mahinda Rajapaksa lashed out at SLMC Leader Minister Rauff Hakeem saying he is allowed to quit the government at any time.

Although we attempted to contact a spokesman from the SLMC to know their comment on the remarks made by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait over attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka, our efforts proved to be futile.

The two countries have informed the Sri Lankan government that Sri Lanka should prosecute those who attacked mosques and show significance progress prior to the UNHRC session in March.

 

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