President Mahinda Rajapaksa participated in an Iftar ceremony at Temple Trees yesterday (July 17).
Islam religious leaders as well as Muslim devotees who were present at Temple Trees, praised action taken by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to strengthen national reconciliation.
Prayers were also offered invoking blessings for national reconciliation in the country.
Iftar is the meal eaten by Muslims after sunset during Ramadan.
Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne, ministers, deputy ministers, ambassadors and high commissioners were among the large crowd present.