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Hakeem rebukes Hizbullah

M. L. A. M.Hizbullah is contesting for the presidency on the instruction of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa and coalition for them to clinch some Muslim votes from National Democratic Front (NDF) candidate Premadasa, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Leader Rauff Hakeem said. He was speaking at a political rally in Akurana, Mahanuwara on October 19.

“They now understand that they cannot get Muslim votes in that way and accuse me that I have connections with Saharan’s gang,” Hakeem said. Hakeem said he was not surprised hearing these allegations levelled against him in the election campaigns, but he is sad knowing that the Rajapaksas are using Hizbullah, who dragged Saharan and his accomplices into terrorism, to get the Muslim votes.

Hakeem said the post Easter attacks situation in the country put the Muslim community in jeopardy and the demand that then Governor Hizbullah be removed came to fore. Nine Muslim Ministers resigned backing the demand on behalf of the Muslim community at that time, Hakeem said.

“The Maha Sangha then proposed us to reaccept the ministerial portfolios since it was a known factor that we did not support terrorism,” he said.


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