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Common law for all Sri Lankans – Foreign Envoys

The diplomats including Ambassadors from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey told the Speaker of the Parliament


The ambassadors and high commissioners of Islamic countries have told Speaker Karu Jayasuriya that they would welcome a common law in Sri Lanka that would apply to all citizens irrespective of their ethnicities, the Speaker's office said today (Jun 13).


During a discussion with the Speaker yesterday, the Ambassadors had pointed out the need to regulate and bring all Madrasas and religious educational institutions under the Education Ministry.

They had also stressed that steps must be taken to curb hate speech which is being shared especially through social media.

Meanwhile, Speaker Jayasuriya had told the Ambassadors that he appreciates the support rendered by Islamic leaders and the Muslims in the country while addressing certain issues in the country.

These matters included extremist activities, child marriage, polygamy, garments which conceal one's identity and also educational institutions which propogate terrorism, the Speaker's office noted.

Speaker Jayasuriya had told the diplomatic delegation that the country would unite and restore normalcy very soon since terrorism has been wiped out of the country within a short span of time.

The diplomats included Ambassadors from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

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