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Five-foldplan to defeat Islamic State terrorism launched

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By ITN News Editor May 10, 2019 19:38

Five-foldplan to defeat Islamic State terrorism launched

Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has said that the Easter Sunday attack was the result of a war of world powers. He made this observation during a programme held in Colombo.
The launch of the five-fold plan for defeating Islamic State terrorism took place the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute. It was organized by the National Council of Sri Lanka. Its first copy was handed over to the Ven. Kotugoda Dhammawasa Thera and Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith. The Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera and many Parliamentarians were present on the occasion.
Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said that these wars should be created for the production and sale of weapons. If not the Western world cannot survive. Those who fracture the hands and limbs of the children imposed laws to the world on the rights of children. They are going for a programme to create rifts between communities and religions. The Cardinal said that he believes that the ISIS Organization is part of this programme. It is incorrect involve Islamists in this programme. He said that the Islam religions does not permit such things. Peace if the foundation of Islam. He added that this is not an issue of the Islam religion.
The Ven. Kotugoda Dhammawasa Thera said that the political leaders, the clergy and the sangha are quite aware that this issue had surfaced not from everyone but from a group of extremists. This is a force that had come from abroad. He said that everyone should join hands to overcome this issue. In this respect the prelate made fervent appeal from the Muslims to join hands with the Sinhala community and work in unity as usual,
The Ven. Rathana Thera said that the Sinhalese and the Muslims lived in coexistence. A major issue did not crop up in the seventies and eighties. The main cause for this issue is international politics. Decisions taken in this respect by international politics are important.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 10, 2019 19:38