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* 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)

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