Bohra Global Conference 2019...
September 4, 2019
The Bohra Global Conference 2019 commenced at the Bohra Masjid in Colombo and it will be held for the next 10 days. President Maithripala Sirisena had visited the conference hall today (04).
This year’s conference is being held in Sri Lanka with the participation of 21,000 Bohra Muslims from 40 countries under the theme “We Believe in Sri Lanka”. Approximately 18,500 Bohra Muslims from foreign countries are taking part in the conference. Nearly 2,500 Sri Lankan Bohra Muslims are also participating in this event.
The aim of this conference is to strengthen the peace and trust between Sri Lankan religious groups and people of all communities and it also aims to tell the world that Sri Lanka is a country apt for tourism and trade, the PMD noted.
It is estimated that Sri Lanka has yielded USD 31 million in foreign exchange by holding this conference.
Parliamentarian Faiszer Musthapha, Deputy IPG C.D. Wickramaratne and several others were also present on this occasion alongside the President.