Norway grants 27 milliion rupees to Muslim Peace Secretariat

[TamilNet, Thursday, 21 September 2006, 15:42 GMT]
The Norwegian Government has granted 27 million rupees to fund the Peace Secretariat for Muslims in Sri Lanka for the next year, appreciating the Peace Secretariat’s committment to facilitate dialogue and build consensus among Muslim political parties and interest groups, in order to develop a co-ordinated positition for Muslims as input to the peace efforts in Sri Lanka, according to a press release issued Thursday by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Colombo.

Full text of the press release follows:

Norway supports the Peace Secretariat for Muslims

The Norwegian Government has granted approximately 27 million rupees to fund the Peace Secretariat for Muslims in Sri Lanka for the next year.

The Norwegian Government appreciates the Peace Secretariat’s committment to facilitate dialogue and build consensus among Muslim political parties and interest groups, in order to develop a co-ordinated positition for Muslims as input to the peace efforts in Sri Lanka.

- We consider the Peace Secretariat for Muslims a positive and constructive initiative for creating a common Muslim platform for promoting Muslim interest in the peace process in Sri Lanka, and we are happy to support their important work, Norwegian Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Hans Brattskar, said.

 

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