Sri Lankan ambassador Mahinda Samarasinghe hosted an Iftar dinner on April 4, at his residence with the participation of Muslims of Sri Lankan origin. The program started with the recitation of Iftar Dua and prayers and breaking fast.
Welcoming the guests, Ambassador Samarasinghe said that he was happy to host the Iftar dinner as a show of solidarity and respect for the religious and cultural traditions of Sri Lankan Muslims living in the US. Ambassador Samarasinghe also mentioned the significance of Iftar during the holy month of Ramadan and the importance of religious coexistence and mutual respect for the diversity that is part of the social fabric of Sri Lanka.
Representing the Muslim community in the U. S. A, Mr. Vazir Muhsin and Mr. Kmil Ismail, thanked Ambassador Samarasinghe for the thoughtful initiative in hosting the Iftar dinner, and expressed the hope that this would be a tradition in years to come. The event was attended by the Muslim community in the US and Officials from the State Department. -Press Release