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Rajapaksa - will not allow creation of 'religious or communal disharmony'

Addressing delegation from 15 Islamic countries on Thursday, Sri Lanka's president, Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the Sri Lankan government 'will not tolerate anyone perpetrating acts to create communal or religious disharmony'.

The Ministry of Defence's website quoted Rajapaksa as saying: "If anyone has proof and evidence of such incidents, they should hand over that information, and action would be taken promptly."

The visiting delegates included those from: Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

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