COLOMBO : In view of the Health Ministry Regulation No. DGHS / COVID -19 / 2020-347 dated 06.10.2020 and the timeline thereto, The Wakfs Board of Sri Lanka, has restricted the congregations at the mosques throughout the island.
In a circular addressed to all mosques, A.B.M. Ashraff, Director of Wakfs (MMCT) and Director, Department of Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs has given following guidelines to worshippers as well as to the mosques authorities
1. To permit ONLY five time and Jummah prayers in Mosques subject to the maximum of 50 PERSONS at any given time, where the capacity is over 100 persons.
2. However, if the capacity of the Mosque is less than 100 persons, only 50% of the capacity is permitted, at any given time.
3. The mode of selection of the 50 or lesser number of persons should be pre-notified to the Jamaath.
4. All the other Health/Security authority regulations/directions including, registering the identification details while entering the Mosque, hand washing, wearing a face mask at all times, keeping 1 meter distance at all times, praying on a prayer mat are to be very strictly followed.
5. To temporarily halt all other activities/gatherings, than the above, till further notice.
6. To keep CLOSED all Mosques in areas declared as Restricted, till further notice.
If the Trustees / Persons in Charge are of the opinion that strict compliance with 1, 2, 3 and 4 above are not practical / possible, they are free to refrain from conducting such Five Time and/or Jummah prayers in the respective Mosques.
Stern action will be taken under the Wakfs Act and Quarantine Law against the Trustees / Persons in Charge who fail to strictly comply with the above directives.
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