The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) has called upon the authorities to observe extreme vigilance in order to ensure that Sri Lanka is not infiltrated by any terror group.
Releasing a statement expressing concern over the recent announcement by Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on the formation of the Indian branch of his global armed group to spread Islamic rue and ‘raise the flag of jihad’ across the subcontinent, MCSL Vice President Hilmy Ahamed has urged the authorities to ensure that every step is taken to thwart any form of infiltration into Sri Lanka by any extremist, religious or ideological groups that spread terror.
In that regard, he has assured that the Muslim community too would ensure vigilance against any possible infiltration into Sri Lanka by Muslim terrorists outside the country.
“The presence of such violent groups shouldn’t be allowed at any cost in Sri Lanka or any of the neighbouring countries,” Ahamed has asserted in the statement pointing out that no space for any form of extremism or terrorism should be allowed in Sri Lanka particularly since we are just covering from the set back and lost opprotunities following the 30 year long war.
Furthermore, he called upon the President, the Defense Secretary and the government to address Buddhist extremist and hate campaigns that have manifested in the recent past that has turned into a cause of great concern for the minorities in the country.