Sri Lanka: Confusion and anger continues over Muslim slaying, as Govt. says NO to International probe

Munza Mushtaq A?a??a?? Reporting from Colombo

Colombo, 21 September, ( Imuran price As confusion prevailed as to who the actual culprits were behind the Panama Muslim massacre despite a statement by the lone survivor who alleged that the killers were none other than LTTE cadres, the anger among the general Muslim community have further intensified following the government’s decision not to permit an independent international investigation.

Government’s defence spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella’s statement at Tuesday’s weekly news conference that the government was of the view that international assistance was not necessary to investigate the incident, dying down to the belief that the Muslims are given the step motherly attitude no matter what hardships they face.

Hours following the Panama slaying, Sri Lanka’s pre-dominant Muslim party, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem called for an international probe with assistance from the United Nations to find out the actual perpetrators of the massacre.

Minister Keheliya Rambukwella claim that Sri Lanka had the expertise to carry out a full probe and assured the truth would be revealed once a statement was recorded from the lone survivor, who was currently in critical condition and receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the Ampara hospital, has not been accepted by the Muslims in Sri Lanka who are of the notion if the government can permit a international investigation including the permitting of foreign forensic scientists to carry out the investigation into the killing in Muttur where 17 aid workers attached to Action against Hunger were brutally killed during tensions in the area, why was the government refusing to permit a international investigation into the killing of these Muslims.

The 17 aid victims included 16 Tamils and one Muslim.

Despite continuous allegations by villagers that it was the Special Task Force of the Sri Lankan government behind the slaying, Minister Rambukwella insisted that some were attempting to gain political mileage by claiming it was the security forces who had committed this gruesome act.

Meanwhile, the media centre for national security in a report claimed that the survivor of the Panama massacre had in a brief statement to police claimed that it was the LTTE who had committed the act.

“It was gruesome” said the survivor Kareem Nilam Mohideen (60) of Radalla, being treated at the Intensive Care Unit of the Ampara hospital.

He was very confident and firm when he said that “they were none other than LTTErs”. He also said that the assailants conversed in Tamil and were wearing T- shirts and shorts when they massacred the Muslims using T56 weapons, the hospital authorities said.

“The group of around twenty tiger terrorists suddenly started attacking us” the sole survivor and the only eyewitness of the inhumane incident disclosed to the police.

Meanwhile, the special task force issuing a release has also denied any hand in the incident while further extending their sincere condolences to the bereaved families.

Although Rauf Hakeem continued to adopt an ‘I don’t know’ stand as to who the actual perpetrators were, senior government Minister A.H.M. Fowzie said that the incident bared all hallmarks of the LTTE and it had to be the work of the LTTE as they were the only group capable of committing such gruesome act. Western province governor Alavi Moulana condemned the inhuman act and demanded that authorities bring the culprits to book. However surprisingly the government’s main Muslim ally, National Unity Alliance which is led by Minister Ms. Ferial Ashraff is yet to issue a statement condemning the incident.

Original Article taken from : Cheap sinemet side

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