President's Milad-Un-Nabi message

Friday, 25 January 2013 - 8:22


President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his Milad-Un-Nabi message said In keeping with tradition, the followers of Islam in Sri Lanka join their brethren in faith the world over to celebrate Milad-Un-Nabi, the birth of Holy Prophet Mohammed.


The teachings of the Holy Prophet with emphasis on peace, harmony, tolerance and understanding are most relevant today in the context of the crisis that prevail in many parts of the world that endanger peace and progress among humankind.


President said further that Islam can be a source that promotes non-violence, brotherhood and mutual understanding, rejecting the terrorism that is found in many countries and instead encouraging the noble values of humanity.


Those who follow the teachings of the Holy Prophet Mohammed, in Sri Lanka, can make a significant contribution to building a nation rich in tolerance, understanding and reconciliation, which will strengthen the efforts to take the country on the forward march to progress.