At the end of the holy Ramadan fast,SLMC Leader and Minister of City Planning and Water Supply Rauff Hakeem sends greetings of peace tothe Muslims of Sri Lanka and all over the world celebrating Eid over the course ofthe two days, in a message as follows:
First and foremost, on this day of celebrations, we pray to forge our commitment to achieving lasting peaceamong all communities at a time when its intensity is accelerated. The strains of pain that our communities havesuffered over ethno-religious strife, experienced in the past, up to very recent times, must be relegated to a past of no return.
We must forge ahead to build meaningful social interrelationshipsamong all communities in the country with confidence. We muststrive to enable our rights to accomplish social justice, equity and fairness,promote religious freedom and inclusivity of all, in our efforts towards sustaining peace.
The month of Ramadan grounded us in a spiritual journey of solace, patience, honesty, purity and the ability to experience the pain of hunger and the needs of others. Our hearts go to the Muslim brethren suffering from strife and wars pain and hunger in many parts of the world. The holyessence of Ramadan must be allowed to dwell in our hearts throughout the year, to strengthen our spirit to foster peace for all. Eid Mubarak.
-SLMC Media Unit