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* Sri Lanka Defense Secretary meets Muslim organizations
Tue, Jun 24, 2014, 12:36 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has held discussions with leaders of civil and religious Muslim organizations in Sri Lanka yesterday (June 23).

The discussions, reportedly focused on the recent communal clashes in the two Muslim-dominated southern coastal towns, were held in closed doors and ended with the two sides agreeing to a media embargo, BBC Sandeshaya reported Monday.

Ash-Shaikh Fazil Farook, Media secretary of All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU), which is one of the Muslim organizations participated in the discussion, said the meeting with the Defense Secretary was cordial.

ACJU media secretary has told BBC Sandeshaya that Muslim and Buddhist people in Sri Lanka had friendly relations for over 1,000 years, and the ACJU discussed with the Defense Secretary on how to maintain that relationship in future as well.

"We focused on the measures need to be taken in the future for the two communities to live in harmony, This is a forward march, We discussed today how the Muslim community can live in harmony with all other communities without conflicts," Farook has told BBC.

When BBC Sandeshaya inquired about whether the Aluthgama incidents were taken up at the discussion, the ACJU media secretary had said that he is unable to divulge more than what he already said.

He reiterated that the discussions were focused on how we should unite as Sri Lankans and as one country adding that the Defense Secretary ensured the security of the Muslim masses.

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