Monthly Archives: August 2012

Protest in front of Davagataha Mosque

Published on Friday, 31 August 2012 20:27 (Srilankamirror) – A protest took place in front of Davatagaha Grand Mosque in Colombo today (Aug. 31) following Friday prayers. The Frontline Socialist Party organized the agitation. It was held to protest against … Continue reading

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Tehran, 01 September, (Asiantribune.com): In a meeting with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the 16th NAM Summit, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said the hegemonic powers through their media and political insinuations, try to show themselves … Continue reading

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Gujarat riots case: BJP MLA and 30 others get life sentence

From R. Vasudevan—Reporting from New Delhi                     New Delhi, 01 September (Asiantribune.com): Justice was at last done after a decade to the families of massacre victims of Gujarat communal riots on Friday. BJP MLA and former minister in the Narendra … Continue reading

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News from New Zealand

Eiden Park? Eidul-Fitr 2012 fell on Sunday 19 August in New Zealand. Eid prayers and celebrations were held in various cities and mosques around Aotearoa. The biggest gathering was at Eden Park, the venue for the All Blacks‟ famous Rugby … Continue reading

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Minister Rishard on the Crisis in Mannar

By Latheef Farook ‘I am above communal considerations’ Select extracts from the Hansard of Minister Rishad Bathiudeen’s speech in Parliament on August 8, 2012 “Sir, my electorate and I have been making media headlines in the past few weeks and … Continue reading

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Is an Israeli military strike on Iran imminent?

By Latheef Farook Is an Israeli military strike on Iran imminent to destroy its nuclear processing facilities? One after the other, under one pretext or the other, the United States whose foreign policy is shaped and molded by powerful Jewish … Continue reading

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Islamic summit will take Myanmar’s Rohingyas issue to UN

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah (R) walk with Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (2nd L) at the end of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) summit in Makkah August 15, 2012. –Reuters Photo MAKKAH: The Islamic summit decided Thursday to take the … Continue reading

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Myanmar communal bloodshed leaves deep scars

Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya Muslims display placards near the British embassy in Kuala Lumpur on July 19, 2012. Rohingya refugees protested outside the British High Commission to end violence and humanitarian crisis against Rohingya in Myanmar. — File photo by AFP … Continue reading

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Sri Lankan President’s intervention urged in the livelihood problems of Uppukulam Muslim fishermen

Colombo, 27 August, (Asiantribune.com): The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka has  urged President Mahinda’s earliest intervention to solve the livelihood problems of Mannar Uppukulam Muslim fishermen. The Muslim Council  has pointed out in an urgent facsimile communication to Sri Lanka … Continue reading

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Will UN have guts to drag US to Geneva on drone-attacks? UN bent on independent probe

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent Asian Tribune                     Washington, DC. 25 August (Asiantribune.com): The United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism Ben Emmerson said this week that the United States should handover footage of drone strikes or … Continue reading

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