The JHU yesterday condemned moves to create a special Muslim brigade in the Sri Lanka Army calling it an attempt to divide the country further on ethnic grounds.
Insisting that there is no need for the creation of a regiment purely on ethnic grounds, JHU Leader Ven. Ellawala Medhananda Thera said there were a large number of Muslim officers and soldiers who made significant contributions to the Army, especially in the intelligence divisions.
?The soldiers and officers of the forces should be identified as Sri Lankans and not on ethnic grounds,? the Thera said.