On the other hand, as the complaints against the doctor are increasing, people took to protest on streets. Amidst panic after terror attacks, Buddhist monks and Catholic priests also took part in the protest. Moreover, MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera commenced a fast-unto death protest in this regard. Accordingly, he demanded the removal of Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, Eastern Governor M.L.A.M. Hizbullah and Western Province Governor Azath Salley from their posts. He asked to appoint an Independent Commission to investigate into the activities of Kurunegala Hospital’s Dr. Shafi Sahabdeen and also pay compensation to the mothers who were said to have been sterilized.
As of this writing, the inquiring committee is taking measures to submit an interim report to the Secretary of the Ministry of Health. They will recommend best approaches into the investigation considering facts, the number of complaints lodged against the doctor in question and the sensitive nature of the complaints. So, only proper scientific – and – unbiased investigation will reveal if the complaints are actually related to the alleged illegal sterilization in Kurunegala hospital of Sri Lanka. It will also reveal if the Muslim doctor Shafi Siyabdeen, arrested of amassing wealth through suspicious means is guilty of it or not. Likewise, we may know if all this is really a part of population jihad or result of media hype and fear after Easter bombings.
Hoax or Fact: