Monthly Archives: March 2015

Borelesgamuwa Urban Council adopts Anti Muslim stance with regard to approval of Building Plans for Masjid

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Aluthgama Riots; Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

By :- Mass L. Usuf “While it is difficult to claim with authority as to who was behind these riots, it is important to note that the signs of organization and orchestration were evident. The transportation provided for looted goods, … Continue reading

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Beyond demonstrations

The sight of world leaders, with the notable exception of US President Barack Obama, arm-in-arm leading a March through Paris to protest the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks was striking. In wake of the terrorist killings of 21 tourists and a … Continue reading

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Gnanasara grilled by special unit

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara thero has been questioned by the special police unit of the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religions Affairs. The special police unit was established to investigate incidents of violence targeting a community … Continue reading

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From India to Pakistan: ‘We’re not so different’

By Yumna Rafi Members of the 2013 2015 Indian delegation at the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad.— The Citizens Archive of Pakistan. “I found that the way Pakistanis hold conversation is very polite and there is a distinct sense of respect … Continue reading

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Visiting Al-Quds is Recommended and Desirable, IIFA

The Council of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued a resolution on visiting Al-Quds confirming that the “Shar’i (legal) ruling is that this visit is mandoob (recommended) and desirable.” 
Resolution 216 (12/22) … Continue reading

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Myanmar: White card, bleak future

Some recent announcements by the Myanmar government should reassure all those who want to see democracy restored in this Southeast Asian country. Parliamentary elections planned for November this year promise to be much more transparent and inclusive than the one … Continue reading

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Ampara paddy farmers to cultivate 58,500 hectors

I. L. M. RIZAN-Addalaichenai Central Corr. Nearly 58,500 hectors of paddy lands will be cultivated during Yala season 2015 in the Ampara district, Thambiluvil Irrigation Engineer D. Subakaran said. In the Thirukkovil DS division, about 2,300 acres of paddy lands … Continue reading

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Over 1000 acres of jaffna lands to be released for resettlement

Chaminda Perera An extent of 1000 acres is to be released for the resettlement of people in the Jaffna district by April and the Security Forces are exploring possibilities of releasing more lands for resettlement in the district. The Government … Continue reading

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Political settlement with Tamils must for stability: PM

March 29, 2015 10:27 pm Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said a “political settlement” with the minority Tamil community is a prerequisite for a “stable and secure” country. “If you want a stable and secure country, we must have a … Continue reading

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