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* Sri Lanka will rise as a untied nation combatting extremism, Speaker assures
Thu, Jun 13, 2019, 10:39 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Speaker Karu Jayasuriya meeting with Ambassadors of 17 Islamic countries has assured that the island nation will combat extremism and emerge as a untied nation.

"Just as Sri Lanka neutralized terrorism and ensured security in a short time, the country will shun extremism and emerge as a strong unified nation," the Speaker told the concerned envoys who met the Speaker on Tuesday at the parliamentary complex.

Speaker Jayasuriya told the ambassadors that Parliament Oversight Committees in coordination with relevant ministries are formulating laws to prevent terrorism and the extremism that nourishes the terrorist activities.

"I believe that will build foundation to live as a unified Sri Lanka nation in one country under one law," the Speaker said.

The speaker gratefully recalled the support and guidance received from Islamic leaders as well as a majority of Muslim people to take action against extremist acts such as child marriages, polygamy and identity concealing attire and educational institutions that promote extremism in the guise of religion.

Ambassadors of Islamic countries also said they undoubtedly acknowledge the need of a common law despite the existence of various ethnic and religious community in the country.

The Ambassadors also pointed out the need to take Madrasa schools and Religious Education institutes under the supervision of the government.

They also stressed the importance of controlling hate speech and spreading of hate ideas through the social media.

The meeting was attended by the ambassadors representing Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

 

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