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We are shocked and dismayed by appointment of a controversial individual to lead “One Country, One Law’ – All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU)

(Press release) We are shocked and dismayed by the establishment of the ‘Presidential Task Force for One Country, One Law’ under the leadership of a controversial individual. This topic has been in public discussion in the recent past.

We, the citizens of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, have been living for many centuries as one country and one Nation, with our individual, cultural, religious laws and identities under the protection of one Sri Lankan constitution.

We express our disappointment on the appointment of a controversial individual for a responsible position, who is known for inciting disharmony within different religious and ethnic communities, especially hurting the religious sentiments of the Muslim community, in spite of the presence of many legal and religious leaders who are working day and night for the establishment of peace, harmony and coexistence in our country.

This appointment is a setback for all our counter-radicalization efforts, for peace and harmony initiatives. We further believe that this appointment tarnishes the reputation of our country in the international arena.

We pray to Almighty Allah, that our Nation and our people are blessed with good health, peace and prosperity.

Ash Shaikh M. Arkam Nooramith

General Secretary – ACJU

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