President Gotabaya controversially appoints Ali Sabry as Minister of Justice

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s decision to appoint his attorney Mohamed Ali Sabry as Minister of Justice today is controversial as hardline Sinhala Buddhist organisations have raised objections to the appointment

Aug 12, 2020
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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s decision to appoint his attorney Mohamed Ali Sabry as Minister of Justice today is controversial as hardline Sinhala Buddhist organisations have raised objections to the appointment.

At least two extremist groups, the Sinhala Ravaya and the Sinha-Le organisation have been objecting to the discussion around Sabry being appointed to the Cabinet of Ministers and particularly to the Justice Ministry.
 
Magalkande Sudaththa Thero of the Sinhala Ravaya criticized Sabry for comments the leading lawyer had made to the Al Jazeera International TV service with regard to the cremation of Muslim victims of COVID 19 in Sri Lanka.

Sabry told Al Jazeera – and local media as well – he could accept the decision to cremate Muslims which goes against their religious beliefs if there was a “scientific and community-based reason for doing so.”

Sudaththa and the like-minded Madille Pannaloka Thero of the Sinha-Le organisation have warned that Sabry is “an extremist and he will release all the terrorists from jail,” referring to Islamic extremism.

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