Monthly Archives: February 2016

SLMC’s Basheer Segudawood Clarifies, Says He Called For A Muslim Unit Not A Separate State

Chairman of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Basheer Segudawood who sparked a fresh controversy following his call for a separate Muslim state at a meeting held in Kathankudy recently, has said that his statement was misconstrued and he only … Continue reading

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CID meets Police Top Brass

By Premalal Wijeratne The country’s Judiciary having determined last Thursday that the death of Sri Lanka rugby star Wasim Thajudeen was a murder led to an emergency meeting of Police top brass being convened by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). … Continue reading

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Inter-religious Advisory Committee to advice over cultural & religious issues – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says he would appoint an Inter-religious Advisory Committee to advice the government on cultural and religious issues would be arisen in the country. The President made these remarks at his meeting with multi-religious leaders held today (Feb. … Continue reading

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Muslims Reject Outright Call For A Muslim Province

By Latheef Farook – “Dismissed with outright contempt”. This was the common response of Muslims all over to Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Chairman Basheer Segu Dawood’s demand for a separate Muslim Province. During a discussion on the proposed constitution in … Continue reading

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SC Orders Colombo University To Appoint Racially Victimized Muslim Woman As Lecturer

In a landmark judgment delivered on Wednesday, the Supreme Court ordered the Colombo University to absorb Fathima Shanaz as a lecturer within the next two months, after university authorities reportedly refused to appoint her in 2011 on allegedly grounds of … Continue reading

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Fundamentalism In Muslim Girls School: A Response

By Nishthar Idroos – Response to – Fundamentalism Creeps Into Muslim International Schools– Part I Fundamentalist Islam creeping in a leading Muslim School in Colombo shrieked a recent caption in one of the Colombo based news portals. School in question … Continue reading

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රට ආගමිකද? අනාගමිකද?

තරිඳු උඩුවරගෙදර පුරවැසියන් තුළින් ආ සටන් පාඨයක් වන නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් සකස් කරගැනීම යථාර්ථයක් බවට පත් කරගැනීමට ඉඩක් ලැබී තිබේ. බිහිවන්නට නියමිත ව්‍යවස්ථාව යහපත් එකක් කරගැනීමේ වගකීම සිවිල් සමාජය හා පුරවැසියන් සතුය. නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් සඳහා වත්මන් ව්‍යවස්ථාවෙන් වෙනස් විය යුතු කාරණා … Continue reading

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Timely tribute to Mrs Sandya Ekneligoda!

by Rajasingham Jayadevan ( February 22, 2016, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) Disappearance of the cartoonist, political analyst and journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda on 24th January 2010 has captured the attention of the media and the international Human Rights Organizations to such … Continue reading

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India : Paranoid Nationalism Doesn’t Make us Secure

My stand on this derives from the principle that political parties and governments alike are bound by the Constitution of the land. Every citizen has the right and the freedom to think and express views without fear of reprisal. The … Continue reading

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Animal Welfare Bill: From Cabinet To Legal Draftsman

The long discussed Animal Welfare Bill of Sri Lanka is at present with the legal draftsman’s office as informed by authorities of the Ministry of Social Services, Welfare and Livestock Development. Following the public consultation which was held last year, … Continue reading

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