Wednesday, 1st October 2014

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OIC WANTS FULL MEMEBERSHIP FOR LANKA
  • OIC has ‘continuous admiration’ for Sri Lanka

President Mahinda Rajapaka’s acceptance among Islamic countries in the Arab world reaches a new zenith with the arrival shortly in Sri Lanka of the head of the Organisation of Islamic Corporation (OIC) Iyad Madani. The OIC wants Sri Lanka to be a full member of the body, and recently characterised the country as ‘within the OIC, not outside it.’ Madani will visit Sri Lanka on an invitation from President Mahinda Rajapaksa, according to a ranking officer of the External Affairs Ministry. He is to be preceded by an advance team to Colombo to make preparatory arrangements for the visit.

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