Sri Lanka’s Muslim community ready to make key changes

Thursday, 16 May 2019

The Muslim community in Sri Lanka today said that they are prepared to make some key changes to ensure their lifestyle is in line with how Sri Lankans live.

Minister of Highways and Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development, Kabir Hashim said that legal amendments have also been proposed including the Madrasa Act.

He said that anything which is not suitable for Sri Lanka and influenced by foreign culture  will be looked into as the unity of the country is important.

Hashim was speaking at a media briefing in Colombo today also attended by Former Ministers Imthiaz Bakeer Markar, Ferial Ashraff and lawyer Ali Sabry.

The Minister said that the Muslim community in Sri Lanka have assisted the authorities to crackdown on Islamic extremist groups.

Asked why steps are not being taken to arrest Buddhist extremists, the Minister said that the Muslims will do their part to crackdown on Islamic extremist groups and it is upto the others to do the same.