The leaders of Muslim organizations extended fullest support to President maithripala Sirisena to establish peaceful atmosphere conducive for all the Sri Lankans to live in peace and harmony. These sentiments were expressed during a meeting held by the President, with the members of Muslim organizations, yesterday (07) at the President’s Office to discuss the current situation prevailing in the country.
President Maithripala Sirisena addressing a special meeting with religious and political leaders, government officials and security authorities at President’s House in Kandy yesterday. Picture by Chandana Perera
“ I decided the make this special address today, as a tense situation has occurred during the last few days owing to several very unfortunate incidents in several parts of the country, causing disharmony and tensions among ethnic groups.
The Prime Minister giving a brief account on the two incidents in Ampara and Teldeniya, stressed that the series of violent acts which followed were deliberate attempts by an organized gang to inflame racial tensions, adding that those could not be underplayed as happened out of sudden anger. He said while the Buddhist monks and Muslim clergy in the area tried to resolve the issues, groups that came from outside created chaos.
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