Presidential Election of 8th January 2015 was focused on purely establishing good governance. As a result of hopes of majority voter’s nation vide for buildup good governance now we have established a National Government incorporated with all nations, religions, cultures as well as all political parties.
Muslim community together with all other communities throughout the island supported well in advance for a good governance and in return they were blessed with ministerial portfolio of Muslim Religious Affairs and Posts in the new government. Personally I am so happy to serve the nation in my capacity as the Secretary to this Ministry. At this point I must say that all communities have received an equivalent opportunities to serve the nation or cater their communities and societies with social integrity together with cultural values with better understanding among each and every ethnic groups.
It is expected to ensure the national integrity in every aspect and thereby this Ministry has taken action to register the Mosques in very systematic methods with procedures and introducing new guidelines to complete the mission for peaceful ritual commitment in their programmes through the directorate of Muslim Religious & Cultural Affairs. Taking into consideration the ministry uses the available funds for new constructions and renovation as far as fairly depend on philanthropists.
Further to that a new Wakfs Board also formed recently and started its functions smoothly. Above all the Quashy Court also comes under the purview of this ministry and functioning well smoothly and it considers as a national victory in maintaining discipline.
While promoting philosophies of Islamic teachings for the common benefits of the nation this Ministry is overseas the Department of Posts for strengthening the postal services to the general public in continuation of it’s two hundred years old services coming through colonial era. Introducing modern techniques and information communication technology (ICT) amalgamating with postal industry for reliable and quick services to the general public we have succeeded in our efforts in all the way.
Throughout the recent past the Department of Posts was depends on the financial support extended by the treasury. But we are sure that we would gain 100 percent profits from the 80 percent of present profit margin in competing with private sector no sooner than now. Improving postal industry we have taken all necessary steps to upgrade the postal building in rural areas by renovating and constructing modern postal buildings where necessary by utilizing available funds.
- Contact Details :
R.M.D.B. Meegasmulla- Secretary.
Ministry of Muslim Religious Affairs & Posts.
6th Floor, Postal Head Quarters Building
310, D.R.Wijewardena Mawatha, Colombo 10