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Islamic country envoys call for common law for all Sri Lankan citizens

13 June 2019 - 319   - 3

The envoys of Islamic countries have told Speaker Karu Jayasuriya that they would welcome a common law in Sri Lanka that would apply to all citizens irrespective of their ethnicities, the Speaker's office said today (Jun 13).

During a discussion with the Speaker yesterday, the Ambassadors had pointed out the need to regulate and bring all Madrasas and religious educational institutions under the Education Ministry.

They had also stressed that steps must be taken to curb hate speech which is being shared especially through social media.

Meanwhile, Speaker Jayasuriya had told the Ambassadors that he appreciates the support rendered by Islamic leaders and the Muslims in the country while addressing certain issues in the country.

These matters included extremist activities, child marriage, polygamy, garments which conceal one's identity and also educational institutions which propogate terrorism, the Speaker's office noted.

Speaker Jayasuriya had told the diplomatic delegation that the country would unite and restore normalcy very soon since terrorism has been wiped out of the country within a short span of time.

The diplomats included Ambassadors from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

  Comments - 3

  • umberto gui Thursday, 13 June 2019 06:21 PM

    Why don't those countries have one law for all. They discriminate against the minorities and other religious people. They must first pit their country in order before interfering with our country'

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    Chanakya KV Thursday, 13 June 2019 07:41 PM

    This is a very clever action followed by dynamism. Having explained the muslim diplomatic community would reduce most of all, obstacles with their consent. Our local islamic extremist colleagues may not be able to stop collective action to protect and promote unity among all other communities living in the Island.

    Reply : 0       1

    SriLankan Thursday, 13 June 2019 08:49 PM

    The discussions have not touched upon the activities of the extremists in robes in Sri Lanka.

    Reply : 0       1

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