If it fosters communal harmony, I’m willing to marry a Muslim lady, even if it means my wife won’t like it – Minister Mervyn Silva

If it fosters communal harmony, I’m willing to marry a Muslim lady, even if it means my wife won’t like it – Minister Mervyn Silva

Written by News 1st

19 Jun, 2014 | 9:53 am

Minister Mervyn Silva made the following comments while attending a meeting at the Kelaniya Divisional Secretariat ‘s office on Wednesday.

[quote]There are no religious, ethnicity and class divisions in the country. Unfortunately, an incident took place in Beruwala and Aluthgama. I visited the area as per the instructions of His Excellency the President. Lives were lost and property was also damaged. This affected both the Sinhalese and the Muslim communities. The Muslims are our blood relatives.[/quote]

The minister further stated:

[quote]They will not give us anyone of theirs in marriage. They have taken our girls in marriage. I wish to tell them, at least try and give us a Muslim girl in marriage. Even if my wife reprimands me, I am ready to marry a Muslim girl for the betterment of national unity. I don’t care even if my children speak ill of it. Then I can go to any clash with my Muslim wife, who will have a face covered.[/quote]

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