Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 19:35
Buddhists have been humiliated in the face of government silence- JHU
The JHU says the majority Buddhists living under the administration of the President have been humiliated internationally in the face of the government’s policy of silence.
JHU Leader Dr. Omalpe Sobhitha Thera claimed this in a letter addressed to President Mahinda Rajapaksa today.
The letter also stated that a large scale propaganda campaign has been launched internationally against the majority Sinhala Buddhists, Bhikkus and Buddhist organizations after the Aluthgama and Beruwala incidents.
The Thera underlined the main reason is the government’s action which censored the local and international media officially or unofficially intending to cover up the Aluthgama and Beruwala incident.
He also questioned about the authorities who ordered to suppress the truth and said law was implemented against one side.
The Thera said no action has been taken against Minister Rauff Hakeem and other Muslim leaders for making statements against the country, the government and Buddhists.
Sobhitha Thera further questioned what actions were taken by the government over Dalai Lama’s baseless statement to stop harassment against Muslims.
The Thera’s letter further stated the cover up of the truth by the current government led by the President has played into the hands of certain forces to carry out propagandas to mar the country’s image as well as the dignity of Buddhists.