Muslim Affairs Minister should be changed - Army chief

Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has told 'Divaina' that the Minister of Muslim Affairs should immediately be changed and the Ministry should be assigned to a qualified person.

"This ministry should not be given a Minister of Muslim nationality. People from other religions can also be given.
We often hear about fundamentalists and extremists. The Minister of Muslim affairs does not look into these issues properly. In short, this is like the man who is living in a house is checking his house himself for suspicious things. These investigations need to be independent. Then things will be return to normalcy.

The duty of the Ministry of Muslim Affairs has to be done by the Army and the Police. It is important to immediately transfer this Minister." the Army Commander said.