professionals lament non-inclusion in P-TOMS
The Eastern Muslim Professional’s Assembly (EMPA) through
a media release condemned the government and others for not incorporating
the Muslims as a separate signatory to the P-TOMS agreement.
Assembly stated that even though the Government, the LTTE and the
international community were fully aware that the Muslim community
was the most affected by the tsunami, due importance had not been
given to them. It was cited as a grave injustice to them.
president S.L.M. Halith stated that even though Muslim Ministers
and Parliamentarians firmly stated that the UPFA would not let the
Muslims down and the President had a moral obligation to give priority,
the Muslims felt that they had been betrayed.