Monthly Archives: April 2015

US panel questions RSS, VHP over attacks against minorities; slams “ghar wapsi”

NEW DELHI: A US panel tracking international religious freedom has, in its latest report on India, noted that religious minorities in the country were exposed to “derogatory” comments by leaders of the ruling BJP as well as “violent attacks and … Continue reading

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Appeal to Help the Victims of the Nepal Earthquake

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama appeals to the public to help the victims of the Nepal Earthquake on humanitarian grounds. The earthquakes that hit Nepal during the last weekend has ended a furious death toll of more than 3,500 and many … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo’s Luz quits Muhammad cartoons

Renald Luzier said he had got tired of drawing Muhammad Charlie Hebdo cartoonist “Luz”, who designed the front page of the magazine that appeared after the Paris attacks, has said he will no longer draw the Prophet Muhammad. Renald Luzier … Continue reading

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71 get life sentences for torching Christian church in Egypt

Cairo (CNN)—An Egyptian court has sentenced 71 people to life in prison for their role in the August 2013 burning of a Christian church in the Giza province village of Kafr Hakim, state news reports. The Virgin Mary Church was … Continue reading

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Ethnicity, multipolarity and global ‘disorder’

By Lynn Ockersz April 29, 2015, 12:00 pm However, during the Cold War decades, between 1945 and 1990, discord and international ‘disorder’ driven by ethnicity and narrowly conceived nationalism were at a minimum. This was mainly because the bipolar world … Continue reading

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Min. Rauff Hakeem expresses views on 19th Amendment

Minister of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage,Rauff Hakeem expressed his views in parliament on Tuesday evening during the debate on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. He noted that there is also an effort to introduce electoral reforms and … Continue reading

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Police fire tear gas at IUBF protesters

Police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse the Inter-University Bhikku Federation (IUBF) students who were protesting outside the University Grants Commission (UGC) in Colombo 7. – See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/70787/police-use-tear-gas-to-disperse-protesters#sthash.y7aAshaR.dpuf

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Kuragala protest: Sinhala Ravaya members get bail

Sinhala Ravaya Organisation Chairman Ven. Akmeemana Dayarathana Thera and 24 others yesterday appeared in Court on charges of staging a protest at the Kuragala archaeological site on April 4 despite a court order banning such protests. The Balangoda Magistrate released … Continue reading

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Muslim Heritage Museum

Dear Friends, AA, Member of Parliament Hizbullah has been the ‘brainchild’ behind the ‘Heritage Museum’ which is themed on the contribution made by the Muslims of Sri Lanka to their mother-land. The Museum is now open to the public and … Continue reading

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As hardline Buddhism spreads in Sri Lanka, some make a quiet stand

Interfaith marriage, mixed schools and strong bonds turn residents against extremism Fathima Faheema (left) says that in time her parents came to accept her conversion from Buddhism to Islam (Photo by Quintus Colombage) When Fathima Faheema is nervous, she wrings … Continue reading

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