A Abdul Aziz, Sri Lanka Correspondent
Sri Lanka celebrated its 72nd Independence Day on 4 February 2020 to commemorate its internal political independence from British rule on 4 February 1948.
To mark the event, local chapters of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Sri Lanka arranged National Flag hoisting ceremonies at their respective premises. After the flag hoisting, silent prayer and the National Anthem, Akram Sahib, a Missionary of Pasyala Jamaat, addressed the attendees and said that we, Ahmadi Muslims, love our motherland as the citizens of this beautiful Island.
He quoted the saying of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, in relation to patriotism; “Love of your country is a part of faith.”
Akram Sahib then detailed, in brief, the 2500 year ancient history of Sri Lanka and said that Ahmadi Muslims have always obeyed the law of the land and respected their country.