Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan President assures Islamic countries to take action against religious disharmony
Wed, Apr 17, 2013, 08:58 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today assured the Islamic countries that Sri Lanka is committed to maintain religious harmony in the country and will not tolerate any unlawful activities raising religious tensions.

President Rajapaksa gave this assurance when a delegation of resident heads of 15 Islamic countries in Sri Lanka, met with him at the Temple Trees this afternoon to discuss various matters of mutual interest pertaining to both domestic and international arenas.

The President assured the delegation that the Government will not tolerate anyone perpetrating acts to create communal or religious disharmony. If anyone has proof and evidence of such incidents, the President said, they should hand over that information, and action would be taken promptly.

Palestinian Ambassador Dr. Anwar Al Agha speaking on behalf of the entire delegation told the President that they are satisfied to see the eradication of terrorism and a peaceful situation prevailing in the island.

Diplomatic heads from Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar were present at the meeting.

Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of Justice Rauff Hakeem, Minister of Petroleum Industries Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Parliamentarian A.H.M Azwer, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Karunatilaka Amunugama were also present during the discussion.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Tamil Nadu CM urges Indian PM to give visa to UN team probing Sri Lanka
-- [28 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka condemns loss of civilian lives in Gaza
-- [1 hour and 19 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka progressively improves in human development
-- [2 hours ago]
Coalition party of Sri Lanka ruling alliance likely to contest Uva PC separately
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Central Bank enters into an investment agreement with Reserve Bank of India
-- [4 hours ago]
President sends wishes to Sri Lankan team for the 20th Commonwealth Games
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President conveys greetings for the 20th Commonwealth Games
-- [5 hours ago]
No short supply of heroin in Sri Lanka despite regular seizures
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's apex court dismisses opposition party's petition regarding Uva PC
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Air Force proposes a maintenance center for Chinese aircraft
-- [6 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.