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Tuesday, 07 July 2020 13:43

LIRCs Discuss Aftermath of Covid-19

Negombo Local Inter Religious Committee (LIRC) held its monthly meeting following  health guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Thirty five members including religious leaders, civil society leaders, government  officers and community coordinating officers attended the meeting.

Among the topics discussed were current political, social and economic issues in the aftermath of the lockdown imposed due to the pandemic. Members also came up with suggestions for online campaigns to promote religious harmony to counter hate speech and discrimination that are going viral on social media during the upcoming general elections.

Weligama and Beruwala LIRCs also held their meetings with the participation of religious leaders, government officers, police officers and civil society leaders. The discussions were about relief efforts during the pandemic and the religious tensions prevailing in their areas.