SLMC High Command to decide fate of MPs who backed 20th Amendment

The High Command of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) will decide the fate of the SLMC MPs who voted for the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

The SLMC is part of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya but some of its members voted in support of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution when the Samagi Jana Balawegaya voted against it.

The SLMC said that party leader Rauff Hakeem had summoned it’s parliamentary group for a meeting at his residence last evening (Friday), in the presence of Party Secretary, Nizam Kariapper.

After lengthy discussions on the matters relating to the vote on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, it was decided that the SLMC members of Parliament who voted in favour of the 20th Amendment should submit an explanation to the High Command of the Party.

The SLMC statement issued today said that the SLMC High Command will decide on the next step.

The SLMC MPs who voted in support of the 20th Amendment, H M M Harees, Faizal Cassim, M Thowfeek and Nazeer Ahamed were present at the meeting.

Hakeem had said that the SLMC High Command must meet at the earliest possible date to deliberate on this issue. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. The SBJ should be happy that these Muslim MP’s of the SLMC and ACMC, an MP of the SBJ (female) and an MP of the joint ACMC – SLMC front and a Tamil MP of the TPA had helped parliament yeaterday to “SAVE” Sri Lankan from the “TREACHERY” created by the Ranil-Maithripala” Yahapalan government 19th., amendment. “The Muslim Voice” wishes to thank these Muslim MP’s for supporting the 20th., amendment and for voting in favour of the bill. But “The Muslim Voice” wishes to “WARN” PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and former Minister Basil Rajapaksa to be very “VIGILANT” regarding the political maneuvers that the ACMC, SLMC and thes Muslim MP’s will make to gain personal and selfish gains for themselves and their kith and kin and “HENCHAIYAS” by holding to ransom the government for supporting the 20th., amend in parliament. IF THEIR REQUESTS ARE COMMUNITY FOCUSSED AND CAN BENEFIT THE PROGRESS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY AT LARGE WITHIN THE NORMS OF POLITICAL ADMINISTRATION ON A EQUAL FOOTING WITHOUT OVERIDING THE OTHER COMMUNITIES, DEFENITELY THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD CONSIDER THEM POSITIVELY.
    These Muslim MP’s who have now “creeped” into government power centers through just casting a vote of “YEA” in parliament in support of the 20th., amendment may try to “OVERRIDE” the 3 Muslim National List MP’s of the SLPP and Hon. Attahulla and veild there political muscle to politically manipulate their way to “RECOGNIZTION” in the government power circles. THE SLPP, HE. GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA, PM MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA AND FORMER MINISTER BASIL RAJAPAKSA SHOULD BE VERY ALERT ABOUT, ESPECIALLY THESE MUSLIM MP’s, THOUGH THEIR SUPPORT WAS MEANING FULL, BUT HON. ALI SABRY, HON. MARJAN FALEEL, HON. MUZAMMIL AND HON. ATTAULLAH SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED AS THE “MUSLIM PILLAR MP,s” OF THE GOVERNMENT IN ALL MATTERS, BOTH POLITICAL AND ADMINISTRATION PERTAINING TO THE SRI LANKA MUSLIM COMMUNITY.
    Noor Nizam – Peace and Politcal Activist, Political Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart and Convener “The Muslim Voice”.

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