Resignation of Muslim ministers due to "racists" is "most unfortunate" : MP Sumanthiran

4 June 2019 - 770   - 5

The resignation of Muslim ministers owing to pressure from "racists" is a "most unfortunate" incident, Tamil National Alliance Spokesman M A Sumanthiran was quoted saying in a tweet on his party's Twitter handle.

"Yesterday us, today you, tomorrow a new ‘other’," Parliamentarian Sumanthiran said in the tweet while explaining that the Muslims are being attacked just as the Tamils in the past.

He further called on the "right thinking Sri Lankans" to stand in solidarity with Muslim people.


  Comments - 5

  • Citizen Tuesday, 4 June 2019 08:13 AM

    It's true being a Sinhalese I don't approve this kind of threat to force personnel to resign from the post. Where are law and order in the country?

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    Memopad Tuesday, 4 June 2019 09:59 AM

    Un confirmed reports disclose, that all muslim Ministers and MPs not resigned, but apply one month leave from Parliament work and business. Mr Sumanthiran you can check that, better than anyone.

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    Hassanda Tuesday, 4 June 2019 11:48 AM

    Memopad you are still a racist These ministers sacrificed their ministerial position to safegaurd their Community Hats Off to them

    Reply : 1       2

    Janaka Perera Tuesday, 4 June 2019 12:15 PM

    In government service when an employee comes under suspicion over some issue relating to his duties, he is either interdicted or sent on compulsory leave until inquiries are completed. This is why the IGP was sent on leave. If the inquiries prove the person in question is innocent of the charges he is reinstated. Dr. Shafi of the Kurunegala Hospital was arrested in connection with allegations about forced sterilization. If inquiries or a court case proves he is innocent he will get his job back. In the case that led the Ven. Rathana to stage a fast, allegations about terrorist connections were made against two Muslim Governors and a Muslim Minister but no inquiries have been held to date. The demands were for three of them to resign - not the other Muslim Ministers. No one threatened them to do so. If they resigned on their own that is not the fault of those who called for inquiries, which have yet to be held. Only one thing matters here - that is inquiries into all these allegations should be held with no further delay. If it was done promptly none of these problems would have occurred. All the rest is irrelevant

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    nic Wednesday, 5 June 2019 02:02 AM

    Completely agree. It should not have come to Rathana fasting for action that should have unquestionably and without delay been put into place the moment any allegations came to light. The resignations are disappointing for those who are innocent, their political party, and ultimately the country, but the only person to blame is the PM who failed to take up appropriate action. It would be interesting to know the conversations that took place between the 9 muslim ministers prior to their collective resignation.

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