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CMC cash donations for 39 churches

A donation was made by Colombo Municipal Council Commissioner V.K.Anura and other CMC officials to a Parish Priest of one of the churches. Picture by Sarath Peiris

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) yesterday, distributed Rs.55,000 each to 39 churches as a part of their Christmas celebrations.

Colombo Municipal Council Commissioner V.K.Anura said that the CMC annually celebrates all religious festivals and added that it ensured religious harmony among people.

Anura further said that the CMC promoted religious harmony among people to lead a happy and peaceful life.

“The CMC stands out as an example to the rest of the country to celebrate the different religious festivals in a peaceful and harmonious manner,” he said.

Anura noted that the concept of celebrating all religious festivals at the Municipal Council was initiated by present Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, when he was the Mayor of Colombo.

“All other Mayors followed Speaker Jayasuriya’s initiative and took steps to strengthen the initiatives taken to celebrate all religious festivals,” he said.