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Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 05.40 GMT
SL Muslimsí contribution to progress of country is significant - President

 

In the spirit of unity nurtured by their faith, the Muslims of Sri Lanka have contributed significantly to the progress of our country and all our people. The celebration of Hajj with a shared spirit of joy should strengthen their commitment to live in harmony with all other communities in the cause of peace, reconciliation and national unity, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said in his Hajj message.
 

Full text of the message:

I am pleased to send this message of greetings on the occasion of the celebration of Eid-Ul-Alha, the festival of Hajj, by the Sri Lankan Islamic Community, together with their brethren the world over.

Culminating in the Hajj pilgrimage, this festival that is an embodiment of sacrifice, is the greatest annual event of the Islamic world. This year too, many thousands of Muslim pilgrims from Sri Lanka will join the millions of their fellow worshipers at the Holy City of Mecca to perform Hajj.

Their coming together in sacrifice and prayer symbolizes the unity of the Islamic world, with those from different nationalities and cultures joining to proclaim the greatness of God - Allah.

In this spirit of unity nurtured by their faith, the Muslims of Sri Lanka have contributed significantly to the progress of our country and all our people. The celebration of Hajj with a shared spirit of joy should strengthen their commitment to live in harmony with all other communities in the cause of peace, reconciliation and national unity.
I wish all Muslims of Sri Lanka a happy and peaceful Eid Mubarak.
 

 
 
   
   
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