Senior Army Muslim Officers meet Moulavis
A team of Senior Muslim Officers serving the Sri Lanka Army on the instructions of Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake met a large group of leading Moulavis (Islamic priests), State Administrators, Educational authorities and sections of senior citizens in Trincomalee, Muttur, Kinniya, Batticaloa, Kattankudy and Eravur areas recently and highlighted the importance to continue maintaining traditional brotherly relations with all other communities without falling prey to groups of armed extremists who had been misguided.
The project, launched by the Directorate of Psychological Operations at the Army Headquarters on the guidelines given by the Commander of the Army, is to be conducted elsewhere as well.
Those interactive meetings were organized by the troops of the 221 Brigade of the 22 Division on guidelines given by respective Commanders and the Security Force Commandereast. The team of Muslim Army Officers included Brigadier Azad Izadeen, Lieutenant Colonel Fawmi Kitchilan, Colonel A.S.M. Fariz, Colonel Rauf Hameem and a few other Officers. The project held another interaction on the same lines at Dehiwala yesterday, according to the Directorate of Psychological Operations.