Media Release - 12th May 2019

Statement issued by the ACJU with regard to incident that occurred in Chilaw, today

We are shocked to hear of the unfortunate incident in Chilaw today. At a time when we are grieving over the barbaric attack on Easter Sunday, it is imperative to be sharing the sadness around. We cannot but help the suspicions and resentments people have to each other especially directed at our communities. So we take the opportunity to appeal for peace and patience from all and we call upon the members of the Muslim communities to be more patient and guard your actions and avoid unnecessary postings or hosting on social media. We condemn the acts that lead to the disturbance in Chilaw. Peace and Patience however difficult is the only way in which we can weed out the terrorist from our motherland.

Ash-Shaikh M.M.M. Murshid
Asst. Secretary - All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama