MWL makes US$ 5 mn donation for Easter victims | Daily News

MWL makes US$ 5 mn donation for Easter victims

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs Minister M.H.A. Haleem with Muslim World League Secretary General Dr. Mohammad Bin Abdulakarim Alissa, at Temple Trees yesterday. Picture courtesy Prime Minister’s Media Unit
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs Minister M.H.A. Haleem with Muslim World League Secretary General Dr. Mohammad Bin Abdulakarim Alissa, at Temple Trees yesterday. Picture courtesy Prime Minister’s Media

A delegation led by Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary General and International Union of Intellectuals President Dr. Mohammad Bin Abdulakarim Alissa met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees yesterday.

The discussions held between them paid special attention towards promoting religious harmony and reconciliation in Sri Lanka.

The Prime Minister told the Secretary General that following the April 21 bomb attacks, he took steps to arrest the terrorists involved in the attacks by having discussions with Security Forces to restore normalcy to the country.

Dr. Alissa said he is dedicated to forging peace, harmony and co-existence among communities and he regretted the series of bomb attacks which took place in the country on April 21.

He also thanked Prime Minister Wickremesinghe for acting fast to bring back the country to normalcy immediately after the attacks, a press release by the Prime Minister’s Media Unit said.

The Secretary General said he had occasion to hold a series of discussions with members of the Maha Sangha during his visit and those discussions reaffirmed the essential values of Buddhism as a religion which spreads love and compassion throughout the world.

The Secretary General said he would make a donation of US$ 5 million towards the fund to assist people affected by the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.

The Prime Minister thanked the Secretary General for visiting Sri Lanka to look into the welfare of people affected by Easter Sunday attacks and extend assistance to them.

Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs Minister M.H.A. Haleem and Western Province Governor A.J.M. Muzzamil were also present on the occasion.


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