Select committee to be appointed to investigate extremist groups

Thursday, 24 January 2013 - 19:04

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Chief Government Whip Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva states that a Special Parliamentary Select Committee would be appointed to investigate alleged attempts by certain groups to incite sentiments of extremism, religious fanaticism & fundamentalism in society.

 

Speaking in parliament today Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva made this observation in reply to a question raised by the Parliamentary group Leader of the Democratic National Alliance Anura Kumara Dissanayeke.

 

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UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella meanwhile echoed the following sentiments in this regard during a party media briefing which was held yesterday.

 

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Moreover Chairman of the of the Bodhu Bala Sena Organisation Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero shared the following views with our news team with regards to the appointment of a Special Parliamentary Select Committee, which would be tasked with investigating alleged attempts of inciting

extremism, religious fanaticism & fundamentalism in society.

 

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Meanwhile Chairman of the Sri Lanka Muslim Council M.N. Ameen expressed the following views to our news team.

 

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During the days Cabinet Decision Media Briefing Cabinet Media Spokesperson

Minister Keheliya Rambukwella made a special statement in this regard.

 

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Meanwhile in a bid to avoid communal tension steps have been taken to temporarily suspend the screening of 'Vishwaroopam' a film directed by famed South Indian film star Kamal Hassen.

 

Cabinet Media Spokesperson Minister Keheliya Rambukwella also expressed his views in this regard.

 

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Screening of 'Vishvaroopam' has currently been suspended in Tamilnadu stating that the film may spark communal tension.



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