President Mahinda Rajapaksa met with 15 heads of diplomatic missions of Islamic countries in Sri Lanka at Temple Trees to discuss matters of mutual interest, the Government Information Department reported.
Fifteen diplomatic heads of Islamic countries, resident in Sri Lanka, met with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this afternoon to discuss various matters of mutual interest pertaining to both domestic and international arenas, the Government Information Department reported.
However, according to our sources they met the President to convey their countries concerns to the President on the ‘hate Muslim Campaign’ certain organisations against the Muslims in Sri Lanka.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa had assured the delegation, comprising 15 diplomatic heads of Islamic countries, that the Government will not tolerate anyone perpetrating acts to create communal or religious disharmony. If anyone has proof and evidence of such incidents, the President said, they should hand over that information, and action would be taken promptly.
Diplomatic heads from the following countries were present at the meeting: Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of Justice Mr. Rauff Hakeem, Minister of Petroleum Industries Mr. Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Parliamentarian Mr. A.H.M Azwer, Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga and Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Mr. Karunatilake Amunugama were also present during the discussion.