Another attempt to mislead the Muslim people of Sri Lanka
Posted on February 14th, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE Professor G.L.Peiris Chairman Sri Lanka PodujanaPeramuna

Following the Sri Lanka PodujanaPeramuna’s resounding victory at the local government elections, a rumor began circulating in the social media that the BoduBalaSena had made facebook posts in support of the SLPP.Then articles appeared in the newspapers quoting a letter written to the press byMr. N.M.Ameen of the Muslim Council stating that SLPP cadres had allegedly harassed several Muslim individuals in Ugurassapitiya in Kandy and Veyangalla in Agalawatte for not supporting the SLPP. If any such incidents had occurred, they should be reported to the police and dealt with.

The public is well aware of the strategies that were orchestrated before the last presidential election to alienate the Muslim communityfrom our leadership. The book written by prominent JathikaHelaUrumaya activist Asoka Abeygunawardene titled ‘Yuga Peraliya’ the first copy of which was formally presented to President MaithripalaSirisenaon 23 March 2015 has explainedthe strategies adopted to send the Muslim community en masse onto the other side before the last presidential election. Audio clips of the main conspirators discussing these strategies over the phonewere subsequently circulated in the social media. We admit that our government was not decisive enough in dealing with this conspiracy.

Everyone will remember that as the yahapalana government rapidly declined in popularity in 2017, there was yet another spate of attacks on Muslim businesses and houses.Then a monk at thecentre of these incidents was granted bail three times in a single day andeverything was swept under the carpet. Even though the yahapalana government appointed Presidential Commissions to look into matters like the renting of space in the MahiyanganaPradeshiya Sabha shopping complex, they never appointed a Commission to look into the far more important issue of theAluthgama incident, because all the perpetrators are now in the yahapalana government.

The Muslim community has now realized the deception that has been practiced on them, and the results of the local government election clearly reflects that. It is therefore not surprising thatconspiratorial elements are once again at work. The public should be vigilant and not be misled a second time.  The government should immediately establish a Commission of Inquiry into the Aluthgama incident, the incidents that led up to it, the sudden flare upof extremist activity in 2017 and the Gintota incident. In the meantime, the full severity of the law should be brought to bear on such incidents in the future.

With the concurrence of the party leaders’ committee of the Joint Opposition,

Professor G.L.Peiris


Sri Lanka PodujanaPeramuna

One Response to “Another attempt to mislead the Muslim people of Sri Lanka”

  1. Noor Nizam Says:

    The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka, an “ad-hoc” group claiming to have a membership of all Muslim organizations in Sri Lanka, which is a FALSE claim played a major role in campaigning against the Mahinda regime and in “duping and hoodwinking” the humble Muslim voters, especially in the Kalutara district to denounce Mahinda Rajapaksa and family totally at the 2015 Presidential and General Elections. They even influenced then, the ACJU (moulavis) to use the Friday prayers to instigate the Muslims against Mahinda Rajapaksa. Now they are trying to “SNEEK IN TO THE SLPP CARRYING THE SYMPATHY BANNER OF BEING ATTACKED BY THE SLPP SUPPORTERS”. The Chairman of the SLPP, Prof. G.L. Peiris’s stand on the issue is most welcome by the Mahinda friendly Muslims.

    Muslims who voted the SLPP should NOT be carried away by these false publicity propagated by .N.M. Ameen or the MCSL,Insha Allah. Because of his late father’s influence, the son of a former (Late) Muslim minister and Governer may know people in the SLPP, but that does NOT mean that he can be LABELED as the head of a Muslim section of the SLPP by a hardcore UNP supporter for cheap false publicity purposes in the TAMIL social media by an Anti-Mahinda journalist, N.M. Ameen to create the picture that these culprits are now behind the SLPP and Mahinda Rajapaksa.
    This may be a RUSE to plant ANTI – MAHINDA and PRO-YAHAPALANA elements within the SLPP by N.M. Ameen. “The Muslim Voice” warns the SLPP to be vigilant about these moves.

    Noor Nizam.
    Convener – “The Muslim Voice”.

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