Fifteen diplomatic heads of Islamic countries, resident in Sri Lanka, met with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday to discuss various matters of mutual interest pertaining to both domestic and international arenas.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa assured the delegation, comprising 15 diplomatic heads of Islamic countries, that the Government will not tolerate anyone perpetrating acts to create communal or religious disharmony. If anyone has proof and evidence of such incidents, the President said, they should hand over that information, and action would be taken promptly.
Diplomatic heads from the following countries were present at the meeting: Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of Justice Rauff Hakeem, Minister of Petroleum Industries Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Parliamentarian A.H.M Azwer, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Karunatilake Amunugama were also present during the discussion.