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Sinhala parties unite against SLMC over report to UN Human Rights chief

Two parties from the ruling government coalition have campaigned against another government partner, the Sri Lankan Muslim Congress (SLMC), after reports that the party leader Rauf Hakeem had handed over a report to UN High Commissioner Navi Pillay detailing attacks on Muslims.

Both the National Freedom Front (NFF) and the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) have slammed Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem over the incident, which led to a reported clash from an irate Sri Lankan President, who accused him of “betraying the country”.

JHU media spokesman Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe stated that the SLMC could not remain in the government, whilst the NFF have accused the SLMC of attempting to discredit the country.

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