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People of Ampara lauded

Army Commander of the 241 Brigade W. Chandrasiri thanked the people of Akkaraipattu for giving information and support to trace the hideouts and hidden arms and ammunition of the extremists who set the Easter Sunday bomb blasts. He thanked the people of Saithamaruthu, Akaraipattu, Addaichenai and other villagers, especially, for their support.

He was addressing a meeting at the Akkaraipattu Mago Garden Auditorium yesterday organized by the Addalaichenai Collective Engagement for Religious Co-existence,

Colonel W.Chandrasiri said the people acted wisely with responsibility in the aftermath of the mayhem. “The bad news shocked everyone. Yet none repulsed or reacted but extended their fullest support to security personnel. The people of Kalmunai, Sammanthurai and Akkaraipattu acted remarkably in this regard,” he said.

The Colonel said religions teach good things and advices to refrain from evils. “If we follow our religion, peace and harmony will prevail,” he said.

Akkaraipattu Mayor Ahamed Zacki Athaullah apologised for the Muslim Community. He said that if one could refer to the history, Muslims had always been helpful to the rulers and never quarreled with other communities.

“They had been harassed by LTTE for decades, but they did not carry arms. They were always calm and quite. What had happened today is very unfortunate. We must investigate who is behind this attack. We are always for peace and harmony and determine to maintain law and order,” he said.

Akkaraipattu Our Lady of Good Health Church Priest Rev. Father Pios Mariyadas, Jemmiathul Ulama representatives of Addalaichjenbai and Akkaripattu, Mosque and Hindu Temple Trustees and several other Representatives from other organizations were present.

 


 

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