H.E. The Ambassador Yaqoub Yousef Alateeqi met with the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on 17/4/2013 at the Temple Trees ,on the sidelines of the meeting with the heads of 15 Islamic countries in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa assured the Islamic countries that Sri Lanka is committed to maintain religious harmony in the country and will not tolerate any unlawful activities raising religious tensions.
Diplomatic heads from Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar were present at the meeting.
Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of Justice Rauff Hakeem, Minister of Petroleum Industries Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Parliamentarian A.H.M Azwer, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Karunatilaka Amunugama were also present during the discussion.