Ban ‘extremist Buddhist’ organisations – Wickramabahu

Extremist  Leader of the Nawa Sama Samaja Party (NSSP) Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratne said that the Mahinda Rajapaksa government should ban the extremist Buddhist organistions which had taken the law into their own hands, to attack Muslim and Christian places of worship.

He told The Island yesterday (16) that three such organizations the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), Sihala Ravaya (SR) and Ravana Balaya (RB) were backed by the government.

Dr. Karunaratne said owing to the political connection of these organisations the police were powerless to act against them.

The NSSP Leader said that the Communist Party (CP) Leader D.E.W. Gunasekera’s statement that the Americans were threatening the government about Human Rights (HR) violations particularly during the conflict with the LTTE terrorists was extremely funny. Dr. Karunaratne said that the CP Leader was defending the government and going to the extent of claiming that it was a progressive administration. He said that Gunasekera seemed to have forgotten Marxism.

The NSSP leader said that the so-called Marxists wanted to cover up the government’s repression of Tamil nationals and attacks on minorities and religious places. (The Island)

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