The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka appreciates your kind clarification confirming that you did
not in any way insinuate that the Muslim Community in Sri Lanka endorsed the actions of
external extremist elements in your speech at the Defense seminar on September 3rd 2013.
The Muslim Community also greatly appreciates your recognition of the unstinted
cooperation extended by the Muslim Community and their unwavering loyalty and
commitment to peace, prosperity and developments of our motherland.
Please be assured that the Muslims will continue to support and protect the hard won
peace and stability in our motherland and will not allow any extremist forces from outside,
whether Muslim or otherwise to operate under the cover of the Muslim community.
We further wish to place on record our deep appreciation of your support and assistance
during the recent challenges faced by the Muslim Community.