Religious delegation from South on friendly tour

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Members of the Matara district inter-religious reconciliation committee visited the Puttalam Muhiyatheen Jumma Mosque recently while on their way to the Northern Province on a friendly visit sponsored by the Diocese of Stockholm, Sweden.  President of the Muhiyatheen Jumma Mosque P. M. Janaaf, President of the Puttalam District Jammiyatul-Ulama, Asheik Abullah Mahmood Aalim and many other executive members welcomed the delegation. The President of the mosques gifted date parcels to the visitors. The religious delegation viewed the architecture of the mosque, the fan made by Yark fur and trumpet which was gifted by the last King of Kandy Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe. They also saw Muslims performing Uloo before prayers.

During the visit the Chief Priest of the Shrine of Our Lady of Matara Fr. Damian Arsakularatne a member of the Matara District inter-religious reconciliation committee delivered a speech in which he explained that the citizens of this country who are from all religions should live together in peace and understanding. He further said that it was the purpose of their friendly visit. The participants expressed their thankfulness to His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Anders the Bishop of the Diocese of Stockholm and Mr. Charles Camara the international Relations Officer.

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