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The Sri Lanka Muslim Civil Society on Saturday organised a ceremony titled ‘Rise up for solidarity. Humanity beyond religion’ at the Independence Square to commemorate the loss of precious lives in the extremist terror attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. 

The key message highlighted via the event is “to rise, resist and unite against terrorism” which has no religion. A large number of Muslims as well as non-Muslims attended the event in solidarity. They lit candles and placed roses as marks of commemoration. 

Religious and civil society leaders addressed the gathering, which included Ministers, Members of Parliament, business leaders, professionals and ordinary citizens. Among those who spoke were  Galkande Dammananda Thero, Swami Gunatitananda Saraswati, Rev. Father Dushantha Rodrigo, Amhar Moulavi, Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne, Radhika Coomaraswamy, and, representing the organising committee, Adel Hashim – Pix by Samantha Perera and Shehan Gunasekara  


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