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* Sri Lanka PM emphasizes that the country does not need a Sharia University
Fri, May 17, 2019, 08:59 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the draft bill on governing Islamic education institutions including Madrasas will be tabled in consultation with the Attorney General's Department and the Muslim Religious Affairs Ministry and the amended Bill will be submitted to the Cabinet.

The Premier said the country does not need a Sharia University and according to the Universities Act, institutions awarding degrees should be opened to all.

Accordingly, steps will be taken to include necessary conditions in the draft bill to create an environment for everyone to obtain education, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe expressed these views to media after holding a special discussion at Temple Trees today (17) with the representatives of the Ministry of Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs and the representatives of the Attorney General's Department on the Bill to regulate Islamic religious institutions including Madrasas.

Speaking further on the occasion, Wickremesinghe said they discussed the amendments that need to be included in the draft legislation to control Islamic educational institutions, especially Madrasas.

He said after further discussions with the Attorney General's Department and the Muslim Religious Affairs Ministry the bill will be presented to the Cabinet.

"I also emphasized that Sri Lanka does not need Sharia universities. Therefore, according to the Universities Act, institutions that award degrees should be open to all. Steps will be taken to include other conditions required to create an environment for everybody to receive education. Accordingly, a situation will be created to maintain these institutions open for all religions and races with proper control," the Prime Minister said.

 

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