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::

* No room for any injustice to any community in Sri Lanka, President assures
Sun, Apr 20, 2014, 11:25 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that there is no room for any community to suppress another community on the grounds of religion or ethnicity and assured that no injustice will be done to any ethnicity.

Speaking at the opening of the new bridge across Batticaloa lagoon connecting Batticaloa and Ampara, the President said certain foreign elements were trying to create problems between communities and religions and destroy national harmony by spreading false rumors.

He said that no race has the right to suppress another and it is the responsibility of everyone to work towards the betterment of the country.

The government is committed to safeguard the rights and privileges of all religious groups in Sri Lanka and to secure the freedom of worship in the country, the President further said.

In a message to mark Easter today, the President said the day had a special significance for Sri Lanka's Christians, as the country came closer to overcoming the forces of terror and bringing peace and understanding to all communities that call Sri Lanka home.

"The spirit of love that pervades Christian teaching should help create trust and understanding among our people," the President said in his message.

"It should also extend to all other living beings that share this earth with us, as well as the gifts of nature on which all of us depend for a wholesome life," he said.

The government has come under severe criticism by international as well as local civil society organizations for allowing Buddhist extremist groups to intimidate Muslims and Christians in the country.

The rising religious intolerance from extremist Buddhist monks-led organizations in Sri Lanka has raised alarms among the moderate public and if authorities fail to take adequate measures to curtail the violence the actions of these extremist groups would have serious consequences, civil society leaders have warned.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's first ever International Film Festival begins today in Colombo
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Freedom Party 63rd anniversary celebrations in Badulla today
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Laugfs Gas ventures into international shipping and maritime services
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka hopes for better relations with new UNHRC Chief
Bank of Ceylon extends anti-money laundering contract with Callcredit Group
The best we can give our children is education - Sri Lankan President
Sri Lankan court allows deportation of Pakistani asylum seekers
Sri Lanka state hospitals back to normal as the supplementary staff ends the strike
Plans underway to give Sri Lanka's phosphate deposit to China, civil society movement charges
Sri Lanka's veteran trade union leader Bala Tampoe passes away

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.