The 'Arab News' website reported today that the support of the Kingdom and other Muslim countries in the region are sought to defeat the proposal presented against Sri Lanka at the Geneva Human Rights Council session.
Expressing views on behalf of the Sri Lankan government Minister Rishard Baddiudeen had stated that President Mahinda Rajapakse is a leader who always stood for the cause of Arabs and Muslims in the region.
Minister Rishard Baddiudeen had pointed out that the President has been the Chairman of the Lanka-Palestinian Friendship Association in Colombo from its inception.
Wrongful propaganda is being spread against Sri Lanka which is the only nation in the recent history which successfully wiped out terror from the country.
Expressing views to the ‘Arab News’ website, Minister Rishard Baddiudeen had pointed out that the friendly countries have now received an opportunity to help Sri Lanka with this regard.
Speaking further Minister Rishard Baddiudeen stated that special prayers are being conducted in approximately 2,000 mosques which are spread throughout the island for the peace and prosperity of Sri Lanka.
Minister Rishard Baddiudeen requested the Arab countries to drop the UN resolution which has been maliciously framed to defame the honour brought by the valiant soldiers who successfully fought terror in the country.
Speaking further Minister Rishard Bathiudeen also recalled the crimes committed by the LTTE against the Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslims of Sri Lanka.
Minister Rishard Bathiudeen stated that no one can forget the incident where Muslim civilian worshippers were shot dead while praying in a mosque in Kattankudy.