President Maithripala Sirisena wishes a Happy Eid-ul-Fitr to all Muslims in Sri Lanka and around the world :
The contemporary human being, suffering from limitless greed, is engaged in a journey of unending desire for material wealth. This devastating behavior has influenced to create disunity and mistrust among people and spread unease among them.
The mutual respect, equality, sacrifice and helping the poor which are practiced in society during the month of Ramadan, which is practiced by the entire Muslim community with utmost devotion, shows that the emancipation of the humans depends not on the self-interest but on the feeling of the others’ welfare.
Accordingly, the message conveyed to the entire humanity through the Ramadan or Eid-ul-Fitr celebration is universal in its manifest. It expects everybody to be fair for all, based on religious, spiritual and social ideals. The ritual of Ramadan remind us that the humanity can be improved by being sensitive to the others’ sentiment, while being honest to ourselves.
I extend my best wishes to all Islam devotees who celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr, which has such meaningful vision that address the common humanity by exceeding the religious limitations.