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25 September 2014 03:30 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Discussing certain religious-motivated, isolated incidents that had occurred in the recent past, President Mahinda Rajapaksa assured the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Lyad Ameen Madani that the Government would take immediate action to deal with any incidents against the Muslim community.

Mr Madani had called on President Rajapaksa while he was in New York City today. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly taking place this week.

President Rajapaksa said that with the election of Mr. Madani to the office of OIC Secretary General, Sri Lanka hopes to facilitate greater collaboration and cooperation between OIC countries. Mr. Madani took over as Secretary General in January of 2014. “We don’t consider Sri Lanka as outside the OIC,” Mr. Madani told President Rajapaksa. “We consider it as being inside the OIC.

Expressing that the OIC appreciates the “pioneering steps” the President has taken, Mr. Madani said that the organisation has “continuous admiration” for Sri Lanka and looks forward to helping Sri Lanka enhance relations with OIC member states. “I will look after the Muslim community like my own brothers,” President Rajapaksa said.

The President encouraged Mr. Madani and other OIC member countries to visit Sri Lanka to see for themselves the ground realities in the country and how many diverse communities coexist peacefully.

Mr. Madani invited President Rajapaksa to make another visit to Saudi Arabia. Sri Lanka currently has 14 diplomatic missions in the Middle East region – an indication of the importance the Government places in enhanced cooperation with Muslim majority countries.

  Comments - 10

  • NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Thursday, 25 September 2014 03:43 PM

    "Saudi public figure"

    cric Thursday, 25 September 2014 03:44 PM

    yes, to send domestic "slaves"

    malij Thursday, 25 September 2014 03:49 PM

    How about protection for Buddhists in Islamic Countries??

    Hambanda Friday, 26 September 2014 12:02 AM

    Is this like the one he gave to Manmohan & Ban Ki Moon -
    13A +.....??????

    Muthyavan. Friday, 26 September 2014 05:46 AM

    What about the SriLankan women house maids send back dead abused and without proper wages. via DM iPad app

    mount Friday, 26 September 2014 06:51 AM


    Mohommad Friday, 26 September 2014 03:19 AM

    Assured to protect muslims and help their will to make the country "Islamization"

    Fayad Friday, 26 September 2014 04:07 AM

    No need Mr. Madani request to protect Muslims in sri lanka.
    it's your duty to protect all citizens including Muslims Mr. President

    Jayantha Friday, 26 September 2014 04:56 AM

    What about the protection of non-Muslims in those Muslim countries. No one talk about that!

    malij Friday, 26 September 2014 05:39 AM

    Just try it & see where it is going to get you.

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