SLFP proposals for communal harmony being discussed - Amaraweera | Daily News


SLFP proposals for communal harmony being discussed - Amaraweera

UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera said yesterday the proposals made by the SLFP to enable all communities to live under a Sri Lankan identity abhorring extremism and fundamentalism are now being discussed at the Parliament Sectoral Oversight Committee on National Security, to be enacted as legislation shortly.

A Cabinet memorandum to enact legislation banning any garments covering the face that may pose a threat to security will be presented soon while new laws which needed to curb the spread of hate speech on social media too drafted shortly.

The Sectoral Oversight Committee on National Security convened 15 times and it is about to compete for the considerations on proposals and providing recommendations.

“We believe these proposals could be passed in Parliament without a vote,” he said.

We were entrusted with a big task of enacting new laws to meet the new challenges levelled by the current wave of extremism and terrorism being faced by the country. With these necessary law enactments, the country will be extremely powerful to counter terrorism and extremism and promote interfaith harmony among the communities,” he added.

The MP further said that new legislation will also be brought for allocating Ministries on a scientific basis. The law will be included in the Constitution preventing any future government coming into the power to change this rule.

He further said that the government has allocated Rs.300 million for advertising purposes for the Samurdhi beneficiary scheme for 600,000 persons. “By the granting of Samurdhi allocations to another 600,000 persons the government has accepted that during its tenure, poverty levels had increased.The allocation of Rs. 300 million is a huge waste of public money,” he added.

He further said the discussions on forming a new alliance between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna will be held on June 7.

We expect to discuss the matters which pave the way to rebuild the country and not for the victory of one person,” he added.

He added that the UPFA will continue to reveal to the public about frauds and corruption committed by the government. There will be a big revelation on the big fraud taken place in the power and energy sector shortly,” he said.

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