Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his message to mark the Eid-ul-Fitr Ramadan Festival, said that this year the Muslim Community has got a golden opportunity to Celebrate the Ramadan Festival without any suspicion or fear while breathing the fresh air of freedom.
The Prime Minister said that the festival is a very sacred event in the Muslim Calendar which is being celebrated by the Sri Lankan Muslim Community with great devotion and also a very important religious event in the lives of Muslims.
“During the month of Ramadan festival Muslims adhere to brotherhood, equality and coexistence for one whole month observing the strict rituals. It is not only controlling the desire for food and hunger fangs, the mental and physical discipline development during Ramadan period contribute to create a better Society. This is a period the Muslim Community helps each other generously, especially concentrating to the needs of their less privileged brethren,” he said.
In conclusion, the Prime Minister wished all Muslims in Sri Lanka and all over the world a happy, prosperous and peaceful Ramadan. (Colombo Gazette)