SRI LANKA EMBASSY OF WASHINGTON, D.C.
HOST TRADITIONAL IFTHAR FOR THE FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Dr. Abdullah Muhhamad Khouj, Director and Chief Imam of the
Islamic Centre of Washington D.C spoke on the significance of
Ramadan. Also in the picture Sri Lankan Ambassador to US, Jaliya
Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya and the Embassy
of Sri Lanka staff celebrated the traditional Ifthar (breaking
of the fast) ceremony with the Muslim community recently. Ambassador,
in brief remarks, said the Muslim community had a rich heritage
of noble service and contributions to Sri Lanka. He underscored
its important role in the past and future of Sri Lanka, describing
the Muslim community as peacemakers in a diverse country.
Ambassador said Muslim community, from the times
of the kings and colonial rule, has been dedicated to a united
The Embassy of Sri Lanka, in keeping with the
tradition of commemorating the important festivals of religions
practiced by Sri Lankans, hosted the Ifthar for a 5th consecutive
Dr. Abdullah Muhhamad Khouj, Director and Chief
Imam of the Islamic Centre of Washington D.C., who conducted the
Maghrib prayers, spoke on the significance of Ramadan. Further
he praised the Sri Lankans for their peaceful coexistence in the
spirit of the country’s multicultural traditions.
The distinguished gathering was hosted to a sumptuous
breakfast organized by the embassy staff. The Imam Safi Khan of
Dar Us Salam Community, a large number of Sri Lankan Muslims including
and representatives of the Sri Lanka associations from the Greater
Washington area, participated in the ceremony.