The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) Organisation said today that it has not made any request from the Muslims to suspend their accounts at Sampath Bank branches.
Speaking to Medialk.Com, a spokesperson for ACJU said there was no truth in the reports that the organisation has requested the Muslims to suspend Sampath bank accounts.
The ACJU said it vehemently reject these false reports and reiterated that it has not made such statements.
It also expressed its disappointment over the incident occurred at the Sampath Bank branch at Dehiwala. "The relevant parties should have amicably resolved the matter," it said.
Meanwhile, ACJU Assistant Secretary Ash Shaikh M.M.M. Murshid in a statement said the ACJU wishes to express its concern regarding the recent incident.
“It is highly appropriate that such incidents be resolved amicably between the relevant parties.
Following this incident, it has been reported that false allegations are being propagated that the ACJU has requested the Muslims to cancel Sampath Bank Accounts. We wish to inform the public that the ACJU categorically rejects these false, baseless allegations and wish to state with responsibility that the ACJU has never issued such statements.
Further, we inform the general public to be vigilant of false messages that are being circulated on social media and kindly request the public to verify any news reports regarding the ACJU through the official ACJU website: www.acju.lk.” he said.