SLMC not prepared to stoop to conspirators’ level - Hassen Ali
Denying recent rumours regarding an about turn by the Sri Lanka
Muslim Congress (SLMC) at the Budget vote on December 14, party General
Secretary Hassen Ali said they had already received positive signals
from the Government regarding their grievances and would be meeting the
President to sort out matters.
Ali added that his Party was not prepared to stoop to the level of
conspirators who fish in troubled waters and added that they were
confident of an amicable settlement to their main issue regarding land
matters in the East.
He alleged that the disputed land in some Divisional Secretariat
divisions in the Eastern Province had been used by the Muslim community
for cultivation over the last 35 to 40 years and it was unreasonable for
the Forest Department to grab it suddenly denying farmers their
He added that even though authorities had given orders to rectify the
matter, those orders were not carried out at district level owing to
some schemes backed by politically motivated forces.