Muslim leaders thanked the Secretary for his commitment in solving social issues that arose in the past while protecting the interests of the community, says the Ministry of Defence Sri Lanka.
Secretary to the MOD Gotabaya Rajapaksa participated at a traditional ‘Iftar’ ceremony at the Hotel Ramada in Colombo last evening (01st August). The Iftar was hosted by the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development.
“Rajapaksa’s initiative in organizing such a religious gathering with the presence of invitees from different cultural and religious backgrounds came under praise from all those present. They commended the initiative of the Secretary in facilitating an environment where peaceful coexistence among all religious and ethnic groups can thrive.” MOD said in its official website.
Secretary MOD sat down together with Islamic religious dignitaries and scholars who had arrived from many parts of the country to break fast in keeping with traditional customs.