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WML Sec. General to attend National conference

Western Province Governor A.J.M. Muzammil will be hosting a national conference on peace, harmony, and co-existence on Tuesday, 30 July at Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Colombo.

With the aim of promoting the values of interfaith, peace, harmony, co-existence, and tolerance among the people of Sri Lanka, the conference will see a gathering of religious leaders representing Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, and Islamic faiths and will be joined by intellectuals and scholars that have worked closely with these religious faiths to promote peace and co-existence in Sri Lanka during some trying times.

“We seek to encourage Sri Lankans to adopt and live according to the Sri Lankan culture and traditions, and make sure that Sri Lanka is viewed as a country of peace where all communities could live in harmony. Though we are a country with a majority of Buddhists, the world needs to see that people of other faiths to can live harmoniously while respecting each other’s cultures, traditions, and social values,” Governor Muzammil said.

World Muslim League (WML) Secretary General Dr. Mohammad Ibn Abdulkarim Al-Issa will attend the conference as a special guest on invitation of the Governor, while President Maithripala Sirisena will be the chief guest for the conference.

Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya, TNA Leader R. Sampanthan, other political party leaders, legislators, and diplomats too will join in the day’s proceedings.