By Aisha Nazim
Islamic Solidarity Front (ISF) Chairman Riyaz Salley questioned why no action had been taken against those who attacked the Dambulla mosque, while investigations are being conducted against the attacks on the Mannar Magistrate's Courts.
Responding to a recent statement made by Inamaluwe Sri Sumangala Thera, who asserted that the law is above everyone, Salley queried about the legal action taken against the extremists who vandalized the mosque in Dambulla.
However, with regard to the Mannar Courts incident, Salley told Ceylon Today that investigations should indeed be conducted against those who attacked the courts complex.
“I refused to demonstrate opposite mosques because it is wrong to go against the Court. Nevertheless, it is questionable to hear people talking about the law when they themselves broke the law a few months ago,” Salley said.
He urged President Mahinda Rajapaksa to intervene in such issues and take steps to ensure that everybody gets equal treatment by the law, regardless of who they are.
Inamaluwe Sri Sumangala Thera had said the law is above everyone and had suggested that police stations should display the slogan “No one is above the law,” at a media briefing held earlier this week.