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Extremist Madrasa schools should be banned – Public Security Minister

Public Security Minister Rear Admiral Dr. Sarath Weerasekara laying the foundation stone.
Public Security Minister Rear Admiral Dr. Sarath Weerasekara laying the foundation stone.

Public Security Minister Rear Admiral Dr. Sarath Weerasekara said that nearly 2,000 Madrasa schools function throughout the country and many of them teach various subjects, which are not in accordance with the policy and rules of the National Institute of Education (NIE).

He said that such schools should be banned because all the schools should function under the NIE Policy.

He also said that the Burkha, which is a symbol of Muslim extremism, should be banned.

Public Security Minister Sarath Weerasekara laid the foundation stone for the Relic Shrine at the Panwilahena Sri Munasinharamaya Temple in Kalutara South on Saturday.

The event was organised by the Nawa Sinhale Rawaya General Secretary Ven. Magalkande Sudhaththa Thera.

The Minister said that about many women are raped annually and such heinous crimes should be eradicated from the country and that all types of crimes must be eradicated for the people to live peacefully in the country.

Over 209 Chief Police Officers have been promoted and a food allowance will be provided to Police personnel very soon, he said.

Decayed and abandoned vehicles at Police Stations will be repaired and made available for the Police, the Minister said.

Civil Defence Force Personnel will be recruited to the Police as affiliated Security Officers to address the shortage of Police Officers, he said.

He said that photographs of the criminals should be telecast and published in the media. Water tanks of 10000 litres were distributed to 25 Police Stations in the Kalutara District by the Minister in the presence of Ven. Magalkande Sudhaththa Thera.

Kalutara District Parliamentarian Anupama Pasqual participated.