EU envoys express hope of Muslim ministers re-assuming office

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Ambassadors of European Union (EU) countries during a meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have said they are hopeful that Muslim ministers who resigned from their positions will resume their duties in future.

The envoys expressed regret over the decision taken by the Ministers to resign collectively during the discussions with Mr Wickremesinghe.

The EU Ambassadors had also lamented that hate speeches which are being publicised through the media had also aggravated.

In response, the Prime Minister had said that legislations will be introduced to criminalize hate speeches by amending the Penal & Criminal Procedure Code. 

The Ambassadors had also expressed willingness to provide funding for the process of introducing such laws.

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