Monthly Archives: December 2013

India fears Muslim militant attacks in SL

http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/cartoon-of-the-day/40950-cartoon-of-the-day.html Monday, 30 December 2013 06:16 The Indian High Commission in Colombo has written to Sri Lankan government requesting it to enhance security given to Indian diplomatic offices in Sri Lanka to prevent an attack by Muslim extremist groups, the … Continue reading

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500 Tsunami Houses Empty For Seven Years

The authorities have not yet taken any measures to distribute 500 houses built for tsunami affected families in Ampara by Saudi Arabia, Tamil Muslim Alliance Leader Asath Salley said. He said that it has been nine years since the funds … Continue reading

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Sufferings of Muslim Tsunami Victims; Nine years later today

By Latheef Farook The following article is from my book “Nobody’s People- The forgotten plight of Sri Lankan Muslims”. It is reproduced below to mark the ninth anniversary of tsunami which devastated the island on 26 December 2006. Muslim population … Continue reading

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Devanagala – Latest in the racist agenda to provoke Muslims

By Latheef Farook Devanagala is a beautiful peaceful village in the central hills about six kilometers from Mawanella on the way to Hemmathagama. The village has been known for the rock called Devanagala Rock. There is a Buddhist temple and … Continue reading

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We want our burial grounds

Friday 27th December Maligwatte residents are seen shouting slogans during a protest over the alleged encroachment of the Maligawatte Muslim Burial Grounds by a private company. The protesters wanted the issue resolved within one week. Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana http://www.dailymirror.lk/caption-story/40858-we-want-our-burial-grounds.html

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Three Arakanese men arrested for plotting to bomb mosques

By AFP 20 November 2013 Burma police said on Wednesday they had arrested three people suspected of planning bomb attacks on mosques, as the country grapples with religious tensions after waves of anti-Muslim violence. The suspects are all Buddhist men … Continue reading

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Religious tensions continue

December 20, 2013 The United States has noted that in Sri Lanka, religious tensions continue to be a problem, and Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist communities often distrust one another. In a report submitted to the Congress on the estimated number … Continue reading

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Muslim MPs demand urgent action

December 20, 2013 Muslim Members of Parliament (MP) met Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne, who is also the Minister of Buddhasasana and Religious Affairs, this afternoon and raised concerns over attempts to close three Mosques in the Dehiwala area. Ministers A.H.M. … Continue reading

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Islamophobia and attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka Incident Map

Sri Lanka Islamophobia Map

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Swiss Minaret Ban Politician Embraces Islam

Daniel Streich set out to read the Qur’an so he could argue against Muslims on the tenets of their faith. Convinced by the message, he became a Muslim. Daniel Streich Embraces Islam by Faisal Hanif, Suite101.com Daniel Streich was a … Continue reading

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