Camelia Nathaniel, Amali Mallawarachchi and Lahiru Fernando
TNA MP M. A. Sumanthiran yesterday demanded that Eastern Province Governor M. L.A. M. Hisbullah’s alleged connections to National Thowheed Jamaath must be investigated. Sumanthiran also said that all connections this terrorist group has had with various other politicians and previous defence officials must be investigated as well.
“There are many serious questions that are being asked about the Governor and his connections to National Thowheed Jamaath.This must be investigated,” Sumanthiran pointed out.
Participating in the debate on emergency regulations in parliament yesterday, MP Sumanthiran said that “The Muslim people have repeatedly complained about these extremist activities.
Years ago, Muslim groups raised the issue of radicalization with government intelligence officials, and appealed that steps be taken to halt this process.
Further, in 2017 they even held a demonstration in Kattankudy and asked that Zahran be arrested. I must commend the brave conduct of Parliamentarian Kabir Hashim, who has set a great example for all of us,” Sumanthiran furthered.