COLOMBO – Muslims in Sri Lanka will be unable to carry out Hajj this because the island nationwide is going through its phrases financial disaster since its independence.
The choice was introduced by the nation’s pilgrimage organizers after consultaion with Muslim group.
Final month, Saudi Arabia allotted a quota of 1,585 to Sri Lanka for this 12 months’s Hajj whereas round 1 million overseas and home Muslims to carry out the spiritual ritual within the pilgrimage season.
“When going through the prevailing situation and the suffering the people are undergoing in our Mother Lanka, members of both associations decided to sacrifice this year’s Hajj,” Arab Information quoted All Ceylon Hajj Tour Operators Affiliation and Hajj Tour Operators Affiliation of Sri Lanka’s letter despatched to the nation’s Division of Muslim Spiritual Affairs.
It mentioned that the choice has been taken resulting from “the severe dollar crisis facing the country.”
The island nation has already defaulted on its money owed after it missed a deadline to repay overseas loans.
An official of the affiliation mentioned that this 12 months’s Hajj operation will price $10 million that may be a large quantity, including that Muslims are sacrificing Hajj for the sake of the nation.