Diplomats hold talks with Muslims on recent hate crimes

Heads of Mission of the European Union, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and Switzerland together with other diplomatic representatives today visited the Dewatagaha Mosque to meet leaders of the Muslim community.

The visit followed in the wake of attacks on mosques and businesses owned by people in the community.

The ambassadors expressed their solidarity and welcomed the clear condemnation for these hate crimes from President Maithripala Sirisena and Hon Prime Minister Wickremesinghe. They emphasised the importance of the rule of law and called for prompt action to ensure that the perpetrators of these crimes were swiftly brought to justice.

EU Ambassador Margue said: “Sri Lankans know all too well the consequences of religious and ethnic hatred. These reprehensible actions are intended to sow discord at a time when national reconciliation and tolerance is moving forward. It is important that the Government and the Police ensure that there is no impunity for hate crimes. It is important that religious communities are at the forefront of efforts to promote understanding and oppose the spreading of hate.” (Colombo Gazette)

4 COMMENTS

  1. It Is fair to have such a meeting and we in sri lanka must stamp out these kind of crimes towards everyone. But saying this most of these diplomats should also sit and visit USA, France, Belgium, etc and see the rise in hate crimes towards Muslims. Few months ago few Indians were shot and killed in USA thinking they were Muslim. They are a fine bunch to sit there and listen when worse things are happening in their nations.

  2. It is really encouraging muslim community in Sri Lanka,to have held a meeting by diplomats in Colombo with our muslim brethren of Sri Lanka at this critical moment. We being Buddhists of Sri Lanka,must request President and Prime Minister to take strong action against the culprits irrespective their religion, status and so on. Our Sinhalese Ministers, we did not see them critisicing this brutal act took place in the last few weeks. Please act now, international public is watching at you. Even Dambara Amila thera was silent which is really surprising. In a time like this, it is very important to have a statement issued by Malwathu,Asgiri and other Nayaka theras. Our religion,Buddhism teaches us to treat others with kindness and respect.

  3. We want these relevant Ambassadors to visit Iraq, Libya, Yemen ,Syria Egypt Pakistan and Afgatain how are their govt. troops killed hundred thousands of Muslim killed by their Armed forces ?

    The number are in hundreds thousands MusliMs are lost of life more than half million, displaces more than Millions.
    These Ambassadors are interfered internal affairs of country [email protected]

    We want these Ambassadors get -out from the our land promptly. Some Islam ISIS are working now?
    Is theses ambassadors are behind new target ?

  4. hahaha all of them are from liberal eu but none from the arab world. Its all about the false narrative there trying to build. There in hand in hand with all those ngo’s. This is another false flag attack, just like those ltte sympathizers use.

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