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Hajj a festival to embrace spirit of peaceful coexistence - President

August 01, 2020

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in his  message on Hajj Festival today (August 01) has stated that  Hajj festival this year would be an occasion for all Muslims  to embrace the greatness of Allah and the spirit of peaceful coexistence.

President stated that the Government being aware of the significance of Hajj festival had provided all necessary facilities for the Muslim community to engage in their religious observances.

“I am confident that the Muslim community in Sri Lanka which lived in peace and harmony with all the other communities throughout our history in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Quran and contributed to the prosperity of this nation would continue that tradition in future as well”, the President said  while wishing all Sri Lankan Muslims a happy Eid-ul-Adha festival.