Monthly Archives: June 2014

Ranil raises question about Aluthgama and Beruwela incidents

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe visited Aluthgama and Beruwela on Sunday to inquire about the recent unrest that broke out in the respective areas. The opposition leader participated in religious observances at the Aluthgama Kande Viharaya before visiting the affected areas. … Continue reading

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If proven I will resign: Gota

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 02:55 Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday denied any involvement with the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), or any fringe organisations as alleged. Speaking to the Daily Mirror during an exclusive … Continue reading

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Attempt to set mosque on fire

An attempt was allegedly made to torch the Thalayan Bawa Jumma Masjid of Ratmalana around 1:30 am yesterday. Some old clothes had been set on fire at the base of the door of the shrine. The wife of the Mosque … Continue reading

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BASL to provide legal help to those aggrieved by Aluthgama and Beruwala unrest

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka has taken steps to provide legal aid to parties aggrieved by the recent unrest in Aluthgama and Beruwela. Attorney-at-Law Ajith Pathirana, secretary of the BASL, says the association will support and provide legal aid … Continue reading

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US visa for Gnanasara thero revoked – BBS

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) today said that the United States had revoked a visa given to the General Secretary of the organization Galabodaaththe Gnanasara Thero. Speaking to Ada Derana the Chief Executive Officer of the BBS, Dilantha Vithanage said … Continue reading

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The Threat Looms Unabated

It is a statistic that tells its own story. And statistics to Colombo come not far off the region. The consequences of Aluthgama can be measured by the threat that yet prevails behind the overwhelming majority earned by the new … Continue reading

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Minister Says Most Muslims Still Displaced

By Camelia Nathaniel The Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen claims that only 30% of the Muslim people displaced due to the LTTE activities had returned to their villages and are currently residing in temporary houses. He said that … Continue reading

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Wigneswaran, Rishad join for ‘Northern Spring’ cup kick-off

The mega development initiative ‘Northern Spring’ arrived in Adampan, Mannar on 28 June with no less than a kick-off in celebration of the FIFA 2014 World Cup. A new play-garden for children and a newly upgraded sports venue with amenities … Continue reading

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The aftermath: Aluthgama two weeks on

by Thyagi Ruwanpathirana – on 06/30/2014 All photos by the author. See all 98 photos at Groundviews Link https://www.flickr.com/photos/vikalpasl/sets/72157645426118722/ Two weeks have passed since violence broke out in Aluthgama and Beruwala on the 15th June- a day that will go … Continue reading

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Buddhist organizations lament police inaction

By Deepal Warnakulasuriya – Over 20 Buddhist organizations in a joint communiqué released to the media on Friday expressed their deep disappointment and dismay over the conduct of media on the recent clashes in Aluthgama. The statement has been endorsed … Continue reading

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