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Arrive at a consensus, work together setting aside political differences, dreams: Anura Dissanayake tells President, Premier

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JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake has appealed to President Maithripala Sirisena and Premier Ranil Wickremasinghe to unite at this hour of national crisis setting aside political disparities and the dreams to be the next President.

He made this appeal speaking on the adjournment debate on the current situation of the country after the unexpected terrorist attack on Easter Sunday.

Dissanayake said:

Please don’t do what you did to the Tamil United Liberation Front to these Muslim MPs as well. They were trying to become a voice in mainstream politics, but were deprived of the opportunity. That is how the LTTE become the sole voice representing the Tamil community. So it is important that we do not make the same mistake again.

This is an attack that should have been avoided. There are two parties responsible for these attacks. The first party is the killers involved in it, and the second party is those who failed to prevent it, even after receiving the information.

The President and the Prime Minister, along with the Government, are responsible for not being able to prevent it due to political power struggles. They used national security to monitor the movements of Ministers. National security should have come first.
Muslim leaders are to be blamed for allowing the seeds of racism to spread for political benefits. The Muslim leaders didn’t do politics with the Muslim people, but instead did business with the Government, making use of the votes received. You could have focused on building national integrity and peace. You spread the seeds of racism instead of politics. Muslim politicians are not worried about suicide attacks. They have gained wealth, built large houses, have big dreams for their children, these children will not become suicide cadres. The racism that you planted spread faster than you expected. Now you are unable to control it.

We should not expel the Muslim politicians from Parliament, but get more Muslims to take the democratic path. I think the Muslim community and leaders have a responsibility. Only those who created it can destroy. Muslim people should come forward to destroy it.

The Government has failed to enter into the correct path. Shops and other establishments are open, but people are not going in. Schools are open, but the students are not present. This shows nothing but suspicion. The Government has failed to bring normalcy after two weeks. This is not a natural disaster. This is political killing. This is an Islamist extremist attack.

I demand the Muslims name this dark force as Islamist extremism. This has the fundamentals of Islamist extremism at the bottom. You are unwilling to name it. It is nothing but a wired mentality created by Islamist extremism. We named the LTTE as Tamil separatists. There are enough topics that can be used for politics in this country, but we should not make use of racism for politics. Racism can only bring in a domino effect.”





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