EU expresses concern about 'pressure on SL Muslims'

12 June 2019 06:06 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Delegation of the European Union (EU) today said that it is deeply concerned by political and religious pressure being directed at Sri Lanka’s Muslim community which is undermining peace and reconciliation in the country.

“Prejudiced and unsubstantiated allegations repeatedly published by media serve only to fuel intolerance,” the EU said in a s statement in agreement with the embassies of France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania and the UK High Commission, as well as the embassies of Norway and Switzerland.

It also stated;

“We shared our views during a meeting today with the Prime Minister. On that occasion we welcomed the government's commitment to address hate speech and to set up a religious reconciliation council.”

“We stand by all Sri Lankans working to preserve the peaceful coexistence between all communities, and expect religious and other community leaders to support them and speak out against violence.”

“We urge the President, Prime Minister, and all political leaders to reassert the state’s commitment to mutual respect, tolerance, and equal treatment under the law for all, irrespective of faith or ethnicity.”

  Comments - 5

  • Mm Wednesday, 12 June 2019 07:04 PM

    It’s funny how the victims have changed and the dead forgotten

    Anton Wednesday, 12 June 2019 09:43 PM

    Were you not concerned when Christian Churches were bombed on Easter Sunday?

    SL Wednesday, 12 June 2019 09:59 PM

    You need peees like in Lilybia or like in Egypt or in Syria...for god sale stay away from other countries EU

    rbh Thursday, 13 June 2019 09:22 AM

    Lookout out for the outcomes of your bad actions of non-terrorist

    Jude Thursday, 13 June 2019 09:26 AM

    They MUST STOP calling themselves a Union, huh there's alarming cracks in the Union like strongest members like Brits leaving the Union !!! Should worry about that !!!???

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