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During a parliamentary session, the former MP for Muslim Affairs, Mohamed Azwer, condemned criticism of the Deputy Minister of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs, DM Jayaratne, asserting that Jayaratne was a reincarnation of the Buddha.

See video at 16:08.

Mohamed Azwer's outcry against a TNA MP's criticism of Jayaratne's silence at attacks on the Tamil newspaper, Uthayan, has been transcribed below:

"He [TNA MP] is calling the honourable minister of Buddha Sasana a *indiscernible*. He is a reincarnation of the Buddha. There are no *indiscernible*. He can't even inquire that.. You can't call honourable *indiscernible*..."

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