Muslims have contributed much for Lanka’s progress says President


President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated in a message to mark the Ramazan festival that he is pleased to send this message of greetings to the devotees of Islam as they celebrate the festival Eid ul-Fitr today.

The Muslim community of Sri Lanka join their brothers in faith the world over today, to mark the completion of the important period of fasting and religious fervour, in keeping with the traditions of Islam.

The Muslims of Sri Lanka have carried out these observances in the past month, as they had through the centuries, living in harmony with other ethnic and religious communities of our country.

The peace that prevails in the country today has contributed to facilitating their religious practices, and should be strengthened to help in the progress of society and in the country’s development.

President said, we recall the valued contributions made by the Muslim community for the progress of Sri Lanka in a culture of unity and understanding and look forward to the continuance of such good relations for the future progress of Sri Lanka.