Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan President says extremists bring no justice to any religion
Fri, Jul 4, 2014, 09:40 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 04, Galle: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today that those who condemn other religions and speak against other faiths are only bringing disgrace to their own religion.

He pointed out that extremists bring no justice to any religion and it would be an insult to one's own religion if he or she talks against any other religion or let others down.

Expressing these views today during a ceremony to hand over the reconstructed Methodist Church in Galle Fort to its followers, the President said whatever the religion one belongs to, all should honor their country.

President Rajapaksa vested the Galle Fort Methodist Church renovated by the Sri Lanka Navy under the direction of the President to the followers to mark the 200th anniversary of Sri Lanka Methodist Church.

The President of Sri Lanka Methodist Church, Rev. Dr. A. W. Jebanesan performed a special mass to invoke god's blessing on the President Rajapaksa.

Addressing a another ceremony held at the Poddala Traditional Wood carving village of Bope in Galle today to vest the new facilities and distribute carving equipment for the craftsmen, President Rajapaksa said his government's policy is not to stop development of the country in fear of public criticism.

He said this bold action is the main difference between the ruling government and the Opposition United National Party (UNP).

Ministers Douglas Devananda and Piyasena Gamage, Governor of Southern Province Kumari Balasuriya, and several deputy ministers and parliamentarians participated in the events.

p> (Photos by Chandana Perera)

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
National Police Commission to conduct separate investigation into Jaffna University students' deaths
-- [43 minutes ago]
Australian miner assesses mineral sands deposits in Puttalam, Sri Lanka
-- [1 hour and 14 minutes ago]
Indian Foreign Secretary arrives in Sri Lanka with a business delegation
-- [1 hour and 45 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka to set up an international multi intelligence unit to combat illicit drug trade
-- [1 hour and 55 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President reiterates commitment to achieve development through renewable energy generation
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka, India navies discuss maritime security at the 27th IMBL meeting aboard Indian naval ship
A 'Bulb for a Bulb'-EFL returns with annual green campaign
Jaffna Police mistook the students for a motorcycle gang and fired - Law and Order Minister
Ceiling on prices of 48 pharmaceutical drugs come into force from today
Sri Lankan President orders independent Inquiry into the Jaffna University students' deaths

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.