Monthly Archives: July 2014

Israel Boycott Gains Traction As Gaza Assault Continues

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Legacy of riots overshadows Eid in Sri Lanka

Tensions persist in Aluthgama and other Sri Lanka towns hit by communal violence as the fasting month of Ramadan ends. The government is confident that the communities can coexist peacefully [Dinouk Columbage/Al Jazeera] Aluthgama, Sri Lanka – Tensions persist as … Continue reading

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US supplies Israel with bombs amid Gaza blitz

Pentagon says Israel allowed to tap local US arms stockpile in past week to resupply it with grenades and mortar rounds. The United States has allowed Israel, waging an offensive in the Gaza Strip, to tap a local US arms … Continue reading

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Reconstruction of Houses in Aluthgama delayed

According to the Sri Lanka Army, the re-construction of houses and shops which were damaged owning to the tense situation in the recent past in Aluthgama and Beruwela has been delayed. Commander of the Security Forces Headquarters,West, Major General Ubhaya … Continue reading

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Nobel peace laureates and celebrities call for military embargo on Israel

An abridged version of this letter calling for the UN and governments to impose a military embargo on Israel was published in the Guardian on July 19 2014. The letter is signed by six Nobel peace laureates: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, … Continue reading

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Stop Arming Israel

TAKE ACTION NOW – add your name to the call for a military embargo by clicking here and going to BDS website and using the form on the right Israel has once again unleashed the full force of its military … Continue reading

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The Sinhala-Buddhist voter is not communal minded — Kabir Hashim

“My father was the president of the All Ceylon Muslim League. He vehemently opposed the formation of the Muslim Congress and said that would go against the Muslims who had always been represented through the national parties.” As the Chairman … Continue reading

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The Extremist Ravana Balaya fears US conspiracy

file photo The Ravana Balaya yesterday met the Secretary of the Buddhasasana and Religious Affairs Ministry M.K.B. Dissanayaka and handed over a petition alleging a US conspiracy in Sri Lanka. Monks attached to the Ravana Balaya said that the US … Continue reading

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Rebuilding of Aluthgama almost over

The army says rebuilding work in violence hit Aluthgama is almost over with some damaged homes and a new bridge being constructed. “Members of the Army, now engaged in reconstruction and restoration work in Aluthgama, in the aftermath of recent … Continue reading

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The children of Auschwitz and Dachau have learned their lessons well

Tariq A. Al-Maeena After a month of fasting, all Muslims look forward to Eid which signifies the breaking of the fast. It is a time to cheer and indulge in what was suppressed during the previous month. But this Eid … Continue reading

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