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Terrorists aim to divide nation – President

President Maithripala Sirisena is saying that the aim of the terrorists is to divide this nation along ethnic and communal lines and create chaos in the country.

All you need to know this Vesak

RepublicNext has got a list of must-know info about holidays and closures in this Vesak Season for your convenience.

Muslim leaders appeal for unity, caution against extremism on both sides

A collective of Muslim political and civil society representatives today called for introspection and self-evaluation within the Muslm community, while urging the wider Sri Lankan populace, particularly the Sinhalese, to not fall into the traps of communal politics.

Security tightened for Vesak – Ruwan Gunesekara

The Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunesekara says that the police are ensuring the maximum security of the public during the Vesak season.

“We are a civilized people, capable of restraint ” – RRG

Religions for Responsible Governance says it is deeply worried about the spread of anti-Muslim communal violence

Political agenda behind communal violence – Methodist Bishop

Certain politicians are encouraging communal violence, seeking votes from sections of the population, Methodist Church President Rev. Asiri Perera said.

Catholic Bishops’ Conference calls for single set of laws for all Sri Lankans

Noting what it called a serious lapse in security and calling for an impartial inquiry into the Easter Sunday bombings, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Sri Lanka (CBSL) declared that there should be only one set of laws for the entire country.

ACJU calls for responsible social media use by Muslims

Expressing its shock over the incident reported from Chilaw yesterday, the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) today called on the Muslim community to exercise caution when posting on social media.

Muslim Council issues recommendations for improved cultural assimilation

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) has compiled a list of recommendations to be followed by the country's Islamic population with the objective of creating a Sri Lankan Muslim identity without compromising on the right to practice the religion.

Easter Sunday victims commemorated in Washington

The Embassy of Sri Lanka together with Washington National Cathedral organized an Interfaith Service of Prayer and Remembrance to commemorate Easter Sunday terrorist attack victims.

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