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President Maithripala Sirisena pointed out the need of a common program to properly operate the laws to prevent religious conflicts in the country and to explain the facts to those parties who create disharmony.

He said all religious leaders should come to a single stage for this purpose. He emphasized that there should not be any room for national and religious conflicts which spread disunity in the country.

The President made these remarks at a meeting with Inter Religious Council held today (May 31) at the Presidential Secretariat.

He also pointed out the importance of actively operating the committees consist of politicians and religious leaders, appointed under his directive. He said these committees should focus on the religious conflicts at district levels.

The President stated that the Inter Religious Council should meet at least once a month. He said that the recommendations of this meeting will be presented to next Cabinet meeting.

“Everybody has the responsibility to act impartially when the national and religious conflicts arise. The expectation of everybody should be a peaceful country where the people of all races and religions can live happily”, the President said.

Religious leaders of all religions, Ministers and government officers joined this meeting.


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  • Sam Thursday, 01 June 2017 01:42 PM

    If law and order is established and action is taken against those who spread hate. via DM iOS App

    Ahamed Hussain (KSA) Thursday, 01 June 2017 01:42 PM

    In SriLanka all the religions have their freedom to proclaim and SriLankans are bound for it. But un-wanted problems for Muslims

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 01 June 2017 02:48 PM

    Something RADICALLY wrong.

    Ali Hu Kai Thursday, 01 June 2017 03:26 PM

    NATO (No Action Talk Only)

    JAN Thursday, 01 June 2017 08:40 PM

    Why Religious leaders wants to come forward but in other Matters VIPs without Responsibility does nothing to poorest peoples via DM Android App

    ali Thursday, 01 June 2017 08:41 PM

    Is that all?

    Sincere Thursday, 01 June 2017 08:51 PM

    There are not religious conflicts created by the religious leaders in this country other than political stooges!

    SRILANKAN Thursday, 01 June 2017 09:03 PM

    Hello Yahapalanya, why do not you maintain law and order against the violators.

    ananda Friday, 02 June 2017 10:21 AM

    The government should have invited the JO as well as they are the main culprits of inciting communal and religious disharmony in the country. via DM Android App

    andrew pitugala Friday, 02 June 2017 11:01 AM

    Quite true. This is simply passing his responsibility..

    SL patriot Friday, 02 June 2017 08:53 PM

    smoke doesn't rise without fire....some are try to sepertate the country, some cons are slowly by slowly try to grab state own lands by force

    Booruwa Friday, 02 June 2017 09:21 PM

    We have no religious conflicts! What is he talking? We have a few racist and extremists who break the law and a non existent law enforcement and criminal justice system that politicians interfere with.


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