Monthly Archives: February 2015

After Nugegoda – What?

By Izeth Hussain – The recent Nugegoda rally in favor of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa would of course have been meticulously organized, but all the same the immensity of the crowd that assembled there was beyond dispute immensely impressive. It … Continue reading

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Gaza needs 100 years

The 50-day Israeli onslaught on Gaza last summer produced many extraordinary numbers: more than 2,000 Palestinians killed; 540 Palestinian children dead; more than 11,000 Palestinians injured, many losing limbs or suffering horrendous burns; 16,000 homes destroyed or made uninhabitable; 133,000 … Continue reading

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My govt’s only religion is India first: Modi

NEW DELHI: Faced with criticism that he was soft on Hindutva hardliners, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stressed that as the head of the government, he was obligated to ensure the primacy of the Constitution and rein in those … Continue reading

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Muslim Secretariat Welcomes Cabinet Decision To Release Military Occupied Lands

The Secretariat for Muslims welcomes the statements made by key figures in the Government declaring the Government’s commitment to release lands held by the military to their rightful owners. In particular the cabinet’s decision to release land in Valikammam North … Continue reading

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Christian Evangelists hail move

The National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) has welcomed the appointment of a Coordinator for Charismatic, Evangelical and Pentecostal Christian Churches by John Amaratunga, the Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs. Established in 1952, NCEASL … Continue reading

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King: Need to fight fanaticism

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman receives in Riyadh Thursday the communique issued by the three-day “Islam and Combating Terrorism” conference held in Makkah. — SPA Saudi Gazette report There is a growing need to fight extremism and … Continue reading

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H’wood snubs Muslim Stone

Sean Stone, son of controversial director Oliver Stone, converted to Islam in Iran last week and says he’s already experiencing a Hollywood backlash. The ceremony was held in Isfahan, where he is researching a documentary. He now goes by the … Continue reading

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Fresh investigations into Lasantha, Thajudeen murders

Inspector General of Police N.K. Illangakoon has ordered the Criminal Investigations Department to start fresh investigations into the assassinations of a number of persons including journalist Lasantha Wickrematunga and ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen. The investigations into the killing of three persons … Continue reading

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Rugby player’s death was not accidental: Police

February 26, 2015 05:06 pm An inquest into the mysterious death of former national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen has been initiated following the emergence of new information with respect to the case in the recent past, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith … Continue reading

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Dispute over the Russian Embassy land

Politics of corruption and corruption of politics are major topics in Sri Lanka. This corruption is shaped to benefit the eyes of the beholder. As such, corruption is a habit, a past time of many characters in this political drama. … Continue reading

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