Tamil MP says Muslims a target despite supporting State during war

A Tamil Member of Parliament says Muslims in Sri Lanka have become a target despite supporting the Government during the war.

Tamil National People’s Front leader Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam told Parliament today that the Muslim political leadership supported the Government during the war against the LTTE.

Ponnambalam said that the Muslim political leadership has been, to a great extent, supportive of the Sri Lankan State.

“The Tamil people were annoyed and upset with the fact that fellow Tamil speaking brethren chose to take the side of the State when they knew Tamil people were being marginalised,” he said.

He said that the Muslim community has also been working with the intelligence services.

However, he said that since the end of the war the Muslim community had become a target and were discriminated against.

He said that the situation has reached to a level where some Muslims are now being radicalised as they have become victims.

Ponnambalam said that when a community that was supportive of the State becomes a target they are bound to be radicalised. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. We had over 500 people killed when the treacherous Islamic serpents were not being monitored. How many more massacres does Ponnambalam want ?

    Do we pretend that Islam is a religion of peace to avoid provoking individuals ? The very same individuals who are called upon by their religion to become murderers at the drop of a hat to avenge any perceived offence in the annals of medieval barbaric culture ?

    Those of us who wish to live our entire life span, thank the Sri Lankan government for not being shackled by political correctness and blind stupidity.

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