Written by Amani Nilar
31 Oct, 2021 | 6:27 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); Minister of Justice Ali Sabry says that he wasn’t consulted when the presidential task force on “One Country, One Law” was established.
Furthermore, the Justice Minister had told the Sunday Times newspaper that he wasn’t happy about the move.
The Sunday Times reported that Colombo Municipal Councilor Kaleel Rahuman learnt about his appointment to the task force on “One Country, One Law” through the media.
He had claimed he was “not informed” that he would be appointed to the task force.
Kaleel Rahuman had been elected to the municipal council from the United Peace Alliance.
Its party leader Basheer Segu Dawood said the party would take disciplinary action against Rahuman if he chose to accept the position.
Meanwhile, Ceylon Workers’ Congress Vice President Senthil Thondaman had raised issue over non-representation of the Tamil community in the Presidential Task Force.
This was during the Government party leaders’ meeting at Temple Trees on Thursday.
Senthil Thondaman had told the Sunday Times, that the President had asked them to propose names of Tamils who should be on the task force, and assured that they would be appointed.
Meanwhile, the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama has said it was shocked and dismayed by the establishment of the ‘Presidential Task Force for One Country, One Law’ under the leadership of a “controversial individual.”
According to the Sunday Times report, the ACJU statement, issued by its Secretary Ash Sheikh M. Arkam Nooramith, did not mention Ven. Gnanasara Thera by name, referring to him only as a “controversial individual.”
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