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Last updated: 28 April, 2012 - Published 18:14 GMT
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Only abide by judicial review on Dambulla - SLMC
SLMC leader,Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem
SLMC leader,Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) says that it will only abide by a judicial review on the Dambulla mosque issue.

The leader of the SLMC, Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem said that it was the decision taken by the party following an extensive discussion on the issue on Saturday.

He said that the party is not in support of an administration decision to resolve the issue.

Current location

Minister Hakeem said that Sri Lanka Muslim Congress would not agree to move the mosque from its current location as proposed by the Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne.

“We will not by any means agree to such a move,” he said.

He said that Rangiri FM Radio Service operating from Dambulla also came under discussion at the party meeting to hear concerns expressed by Muslims over its broadcast.

He said its programmes are detrimental to the unity and co-existence of the people in the country.

“I personally listened to it and felt this radio station should be banned,” SLMC Leader, Justice Minister, Rauf Hakeem said.

Answering to a question by Sandesaya that certain sections of the Muslim community are unhappy about his handling of the Dambulla issue while being with the government, he said that there is no dispute over the leadership of the party.

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