Udaya Prabhath Gammanpila, leader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (an ultra-Sinhala nationalist party), attacked minorities in Sri Lanka on Twitter claiming that they were provided too much freedom.
Gammanpila, a supporter of the Rajapaksa administration and former cabinet Minister, stated on Twitter:
“Some” minorities in Sri Lanka not only breathe but also blow at the majority.
Eg #EasterSundayAttack #AranthalawaMassacre #GonawalaMassacre #AttackOnTempleOfToothRelic and thousands of many more such attacks
Gammanpila racist tweet follows increasing police brutality against Tamils in the North and East as well as attacks against Muslims in Sri Lanka. Human Rights Watch has issued a statement maintaining that Sri Lankan officials have actively engaged in stoking racial hatred against Tamils and Muslims.
Read Gammanpila tweet here.