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* EU and like-minded Heads of Mission express solidarity with Sri Lanka's Muslim community
Thu, Jun 1, 2017, 07:20 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 01, Colombo: The Heads of Mission of the European Union, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and Switzerland together with other diplomatic representatives today visited the Dewatagaha Mosque to meet leaders of Sri Lanka's Muslim community.

The visit followed in the wake of attacks on mosques and businesses owned by people in the community.

The ambassadors expressed their solidarity and welcomed the clear condemnation for these hate crimes from President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

They emphasized the importance of the rule of law and called for prompt action to ensure that the perpetrators of these crimes were swiftly brought to justice.

"Sri Lankans know all too well the consequences of religious and ethnic hatred. These reprehensible actions are intended to sow discord at a time when national reconciliation and tolerance is moving forward," EU Ambassador Tung-Laï Margue said.

"It is important that the Government and the Police ensure that there is no impunity for hate crimes. It is important that religious communities are at the forefront of efforts to promote understanding and oppose the spreading of hate," he said.

 


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