Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne has said that foreign aid will be sought for the development of places of worship in the North and East.
The Prime Minister made this reference at an Islamic Religious Affairs Committee meeting. Foreign aid will be received in addition to the Government allocations. The initial phase of development of the places of worship will be launched next week. The Prime Minister pointed out the need to introduce a set of laws on the use of loudspeakers at the Mosques. The Prime Minister chaired the Committee meeting as the Minister of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs.