Milad-un-Nabi or Eid-e-Milad is commemorated today to mark the occasion of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.
The festival is observed by many Muslims across the world.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa issuing a message on the occasion says the best way to pay respect to Prophet Muhammad, who is highly revered by Islam devotees in Sri Lanka and the world over, is to strive to further disseminate his vision to strengthen coexistence among the people.
The President said Prophet Muhammad has shown to the world that benevolence and honesty are the two characteristics that are needed for a person to be trusted.
President Rajapaksa said it is more timely than ever before to apply the humanitarian philosophy that Prophet Muhammad maintained throughout his life, towards social welfare.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa issuing a message to mark the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, said Muslim citizens are reminded on this day to bring to life the example of the Prophet in order to overcome a difficult time such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Premier said Prophet Muhammad was a scholar who worked towards equality by bridging the gap left by an intelligent revolution against the inequalities of society at that time.
Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa in his message to mark the birthday of the Holy Prophet said the Prophet’s vision of love for all beings of the world will guide the actions of everyone in their daily lives.