The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka has right now called upon the President Maithripala Sirisena and the Government of Sri Lanka to conduct a thorough investigation, punish all who may possibly have violated the laws of the land, and make certain that no more Sri Lankans are misled in to joining any terrorist movement.
Writing to the President the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka said “The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka, on behalf of the Muslim Neighborhood expresses its deep dismay at media reports of the initial Sri Lankan killed in battle in Syria with IS. This group of extremists who contact themselves the caliphate or Islamic State (Formerly identified as ISIS) is a threat to Islam and the group violates each Sharia law and humanitarian law.
“Islam is a religion of mercy and tolerance that totally prohibits the taking of innocent lives. There is no theological basis for any crimes to be committed via terrorism or violence. The Muslims of Sri Lanka join Islamic scholars and Muslim leaders around the world to condemn with out any reservation the ISIS and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi for failing to respect important tenants of Islam. Their actions are un-Islamic and inhumane.
“While we want to emphasize that these are actions of misguided people, we contact upon Your Excellency and the Government of Sri Lanka to conduct a thorough investigation, punish all who may possibly have violated the laws of the land, and guarantee that no more Sri Lankans are misled in to joining any terrorist movement.
“As civil society representatives of Muslims, we commit to support in any investigation and action that would be initiated by the government.”
According to the media reports, a karate master from Galewela, identified in the Islamic State as Abu Shuraih Sailani (not the real name) who has been reportedly killed in Syria in an air strike last week is stated to be the first Sri Lankan member of the ISIS. Abhu Shuraih Sailani, 37, following finishing his GCE O/L, has pursued Islamic studies with fantastic zeal mastering Hadith science and continued on modern Fiqh (The theory or philosophy of Islamic law, primarily based on the teachings of the Koran and the traditions of the Prophet), finishing his LLB in Shariah Law from the International Islamic University in Pakistan.