Monthly Archives: May 2015

Oslo Conference on Rohingyas – An International Call to End the Genocide

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THE OSLO CONFERENCE ON MYANMAR’S GENOCIDE OF ROHINGYAS

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Myanmar arrests 727 migrants after summit

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The Islamic Solidarity Fund of the OIC dispatches urgent assistance to Rohingya Refugees

The Islamic Solidarity Fund (ISF) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) announced the provision of urgent humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution in their Myanmar homeland on crowded unseaworthy boats with many having perished on the perilous … Continue reading

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BBS not created to facilitate political aspirations – Ven. Kirama Wimalajothi Thera

Interview by Dhaneshi Yatawara In a dramatic move, Venerable Kirama Wimalajothi Thera, last week publicly announced his desire to relinquish the leadership of the controversial Bodu Bala Sena (BBS). Alleging his party had deviated from its original purpose, Wimalajothi thera … Continue reading

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A Huge Stinking Issue, but where are the ‘Environmentalists’.

Enviromentalist Tour Wilpattu whilst Colombo Stinks The garbage site in Kolonnawa which now has encroached on 18 acres of land has been a huge issue for over many years for people who live in the surrounding area. People in Meethotamulla … Continue reading

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BBS: Religion seen through racial tones

by Charles Haviland The principle of non-violence is central to Buddhist teachings, but in Sri Lanka some Buddhist monks are being accused of stirring up hostility towards other faiths and ethnic minorities. Their hard line is causing increasing concern. The … Continue reading

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BBS unable to register as separate political party

To be represented in the legislature to raise a voice: by Dhaneshi Yatawara Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary, Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera commenting on their entry into politics said they will not form a coalition with any of the … Continue reading

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Borella Jumma Masjid window panes broken

Several window panes of the Borella Jumma Masjid were broken last night in a suspected Islamphobic attack.

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Press Release – The Oslo Conference to End Myanmar’s Persecution of Rohingyas

Burma Task Force / Justice for All is co-organizing a conference in Oslo, Norway on May 26-28, 2015, to address the continuing persecution of Rohingyas by the Burma/Myanmar government. Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, and people of other faiths will come together … Continue reading

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