Conspirators were behind anti Muslim attacks: MR

Conspirators were behind anti Muslim attacks: MR

July 30, 2015   02:12 pm

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has blamed unnamed conspirators for carrying out anti-Muslim attacks during his tenure as he tries to woo estranged minority communities in his comeback bid in next month’s parliamentary elections.

Mahinda Rajapaksa said that if elected he will not allow any ethnic discrimination.

Rajapaksa was defeated in the January presidential election amid a swell of opposition by ethnic Tamil and Muslim voters, owing to his majority Sinhala Buddhist nationalistic posture.

Rajapaksa is contesting the Aug. 17 elections in a bid to become prime minister, a step away from president. (Courtesy – The Siasat Daily) 

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