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President is upbeat that Hajj is commemorated in a peaceful atmosphere

Nov 17, 2010 3:07:14 AM - itnnews.lk

President says he is happy to note that this year’s Hajj festival is commemorated in a peaceful and free environment with the resettlement of Muslim community who were displaced due to terrorism.

The President in his Hajj message pointed out that he is happy to send his greetings to the Muslim community in Sri Lanka when the world Muslim community is celebrating the Hajj festival.

The Hajj festival depicts brotherhood and peace. The President opined that the local Muslim community has contributed to the development of the country and unity for centuries. The President wished the Muslim community a Happy and Peaceful Eid Mubarak.

Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne in his Hajj message wished peace and happiness for all Muslims in the world. He pointed out that the Hajj pilgrimage is significant since it gives the message of peace to the world. He wished that the Hajj pilgrimage would be a blessing on the path to unity and humanity.