The festival also known as Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated during the month of Ramadan, having concluded a month of fasting, leading up to the sighting of the new moon.
President Maithripala Sirisena in his Ramazan message stated that Eid reminds us of the contribution of Islam in building the very fabric of our nation moving forward towards enduring reconciliation and unity.
In his Ramazan message, the President said the festival marks the completion of Ramadan, the return of the soul to the pristine state of cleanliness.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his Ramazan message stated that Ramazan was not only about fasting but rather a festival which involves physical and mental calmness.
The Premier also stated that Muslims can celebrate Ramazan without any suspicion or fear.
Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva in his Ramazan message stated that the festival would help promote reconciliation.