EPC censures Bodu Bala Sena

A vote to censure the Bodu Bala Sena for its anti-Muslim stance was unanimously passed at the monthly sitting of the Eastern Provincial Council yesterday.

The council, sitting under the chairmanship of Ariyawathi Galapathi, strongly criticized the Bodu Bala Sena for instigating communal disharmony in the country specially targeting the peace loving minority Muslim community.

The motion was tabled by A. M. Jameel, SLMC Provincial Councillor. Among the speakers on the motion was Chief Minister Najeeb Abdul Majeed.

This was the second time the Bodu Bala Sena was censured in the East. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, at the 65th Independence Day celebrations held in Trincomalee, said creating communal, religious disharmony was similar to promoting terrorism and held that all citizens had the right to live in peace and harmony.

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