Marking Ramadan in an atmosphere of peace
President Mahinda Rajapaksa while wishing all followers of Islamic faith a happy Eid-Ul-Fitr pointed out that the Muslim Community in Sri Lanka together with their brothers the world over marks the completion of the period of fasting and religious practice.
“The Muslims of Sri Lanka will be glad for the opportunity to carry out the religious observances of the past month in the peace that prevails in our country, as they live in harmony with all other communities to whom this country is motherland,” stated the President in his message.
The President said that it was an occasion to recall the contributions made by the Muslim Community for the progress of the country and to look forward to the community’s continued participation for the progress of the country in future.
Colombo Mayor A.J.M.Muzammil in his Eid-Ul-Fitr message stated that Ramadan is a time for reflection for Muslims, a chance to consider one’s faith and seek the guidance and wisdom and use it for the common good.
The Moors’ Islamic Cultural Home in its message has stated that Ramadan has been a time for families and communities to share the happiness of coming together in intense devotion, reflection and service and called upon the Muslim community to pray together to safeguard the peaceful atmosphere created in the country.
Muslims celebrate Eid today
Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate the Eid ul-Fitr Ramadan festival today. The Grand Mosque in Colombo said the new moon was sighted last night.
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