Nov 17, 2016

Attempt to create Sinhala-Muslim riot - Bandula Featured

Joint opposition MP Bandula Gunawardena says certain groups are trying to create a Sinhala-Muslim riot once again.

Participating in last night’s (16) Neth FM Unlimited programme, he said their intention was to achieve their objectives, which could not be realized under peaceful circumstances.

At the previous Sinhala-Muslim riot in 1915, those arrested were D.S. Senanayake, F.R. Senanayake, Piyadasa Sirisena and Anagarika Dharmapala, he said.

One hundred years later, attempts are being made to create a similar situation, he charged, and urged the public to understand its gravity and prevent it.

Meanwhile, both the president and the prime minister have warned that extremists in the Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim communities are plotting to create a communal clash once again.

Their collective warning came at a function at the BMICH this afternoon (15) to mark the 30th anniversary of ‘Ravaya’ newspaper.

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