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Wednesday 19th June 2019    
Politicians, Clergy or Social Media Platforms are Not to Play the Role of Judiciary - Mangala  | Lankaviews | Views of the TruthLankaviews | Views of the Truth

Politicians, Clergy or Social Media Platforms are Not to Play the Role of Judiciary – Mangala 



Every elected and appointed official in our country has sworn an oath to uphold and defend a Constitution and that does not enable politicians, priests or social media platforms to decide who is guilty or innocent of any crime, including terrorism. This is announced by minister Mangala Samaraweera in a media conference.

If Rishard Bathiuddeen or anyone else has committed a crime, there is a process for a criminal investigation to commence, for evidence against them to be presented before courts and for justice to take its course, MP Samaraweera further added. 

Mangala Samaraweera recently stated that Sri Lanka is not a Sinhala Buddhist country. There was a massive protest from  clergies against this statement. As a result, the Chief Incumbent of the Matara Sasanarakshaka Balamandalaya Association decided not to allow Mangala Samaraweera to visit any temple in Matara District, since then(05th June). 

In the recent past, various individuals were targeted at various allegations to create anti-Muslim sentiments. Accordingly, politicians, religious leaders, social media manipulators, electronic and print media published various views of the hatred of Muslims throughout the country.