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Caritas Colombo and the Negombo interreligious board are abaft the initiative. Sinhalese, Catholics and Buddhists abide apprehensive of Muslims. Visit includes exams for claret burden and breast cancer, as able-bodied as chargeless medicines.
Negombo (AsiaNews) – Seth Sarana (Caritas Colombo) organised a adaptable bloom dispensary aftermost Saturday in cooperation with the Negombo inter-religious committee, the bounded Public Bloom Appointment and the class of the burghal hospital. The ambition is to clean inter-faith assurance and harmony, put to a analysis by the Easter Sunday attacks[*], whilst convalescent bloom altitude and accouterment medical exams to bounded residents.
More than 150 people, mostly Muslims but additionally some Catholics and associates of added religions, were advised for claret pressure, amoroso level, breast blight and affection conditions. In all, seven Muslim and Sinhalese doctors volunteered their service.
One of them, Dr Rimzeena, told AsiaNews that she was “very blessed to accord a day for this advantageous action of alms for bodies in need. If our accession is needed, I would like to accord a duke afterwards limitations.”
Before exams began, Catholic, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist religious leaders prayed together.
“Many Sinhalese came, in accession to Muslims,” said Lalith Kumara, coordinator of the interreligious programme of the Caritas appointment in the capital. “The aim was to strengthen accord amid altered indigenous groups.”
Siththi Fathima, 58, and Nishani Fathima, 49, are Muslim. They travelled to the adaptable dispensary from a adjacent town.
“We are blessed with this opportunity. We went in for chargeless and had our chargeless check-ups. Otherwise, we would accept had to go to the hospital actual aboriginal in the morning. Being able to get anesthetic for chargeless is a abundant advice for everyone.”
“Together with Caritas we appetite to abate the suspicion that Sinhalese Catholics and Buddhists still accept appear the Muslim association of Sri Lanka afterwards the Easter Sunday attacks,” said Jude Fernando, a Catholic and a affiliate of the interreligious committee.
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“Our bodies and alike some Catholic priests anticipate that all Muslims are bad. For this reason, we are aggravating to annihilate this attitude through such activities.”
[*] On Easter Sunday this year, Islamist suicide bombers attacked three churches and three affluence hotels in the country.