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Religion hijacked by politicos, extremists and media - IRPC

By Jayashika Padmasiri
The National Peace Council (NPC) has called on the government to actively involve religious leaders to intervene and bring about a solution to the ongoing ethnic conflict. The request was made at the symposium of religious leaders held mid last week at the BMICH.
Religious leaders who were present at the event have also appealed to both the government and the LTTE to enter into a procedure which will not jeopardise the lives of innocent civilians of all nationalities.
In a set of proposals unveiled at the symposium, the religious leaders call on both parties to solve all problems in the form of dialogue. “The international community must urge the government and the LTTE to resume peace talks immediately,” they noted. .
The Assistant Director of the International Religious Peace Conference (IRPC), Kiyoshi Suguno who was the chief guest at the occasion emphasised the power of religion and inter religious cooperation had in resolving conflict. “But today all religions are being hijacked by political forces, extremists and the media in the world,” he claimed.

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