Sri Lanka Muslim Congress
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) is a political party that is totally focused on giving voice to the Muslim minority who comprises 8% of the island’s population. It is Islamic centric but is committed to foster multiracial amity and collective prosperity for all Sri Lankan citizens. It firmly believes that Sri Lankan Muslims can be equal partners in Sri Lanka’s path to economic development and achievement of a quality of life that human endeavor can offer mankind in the second decade of the 21st century.
SLMC, emerged in the heartland of Muslim power, in the Eastern Province, following the attenuation of space for Muslims’ grievances in the traditional mainstream parties, and especially amidst the height of terrorism of the LTTE, that engulfed the country, communal turbulence, growing discriminatory practices of the state and the Sinhala and Tamil mainstream parties and the inability of the Muslim leaders in these parties themselves to address the grievances of the Muslims in the country.