Monthly Archives: January 2017

Muslim boy, aged 7, made monk revolts the Buddha’s vinaya tenet

by Don Manu Dimbulagala chief incumbent hails it a historic event but will it be flashpoint to spark bigotry’s fires again? Perhaps it is his karmic destiny to enter the Noble Order of the Sangha and follow the path of … Continue reading

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Beyond Debate: A Friendly Dialogue Between Christians & Muslims (Part 1)

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Video: Gnanasara Charged For Obstructing Police And Damaging State Properties

Buddhist monk Galagoda Atte Gnanasara who thretened police officers and used ‘Sudda Sinhala filth’ in June 2012 at Pinnaduwa was charged for forcible entry to the Southern Expressway, obstructing police duties and damaging State properties. The Homagama Police on Monday … Continue reading

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PressTV – Islam and Life: Islamic Unity Week | Tariq Ramadan

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Pope Francis warns against populism, citing Hitler

Declining to directly pass judgment on US President Trump, the pope condemned border walls being built. Pope Francis on Saturday warned against populism, saying it could lead to the election of “saviours” like Adolf Hitler. In an hour-long interview with … Continue reading

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Muslim farmers in Sri Lanka’s Amparai district seek return of 2878 acres

By P K Balachandran An East Sri Lankan Muslim. (File photo) An East Sri Lankan Muslim. (File photo) COLOMBO: Muslim farmers in Ampara district in Eastern Sri Lanka are pleading with the government to return 2878 acres of agricultural land … Continue reading

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Sri Lankan Muslim body challenges North Chief Minister’s claim on resettlement

by P K Balachandran COLOMBO: The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) has challenged the claim of C.V.Wigneswaran, Chief Minister of the Tamil-majority Northern Province, that the charge of step-motherly treatment of Muslims in the matter of re-settlement is baseless. … Continue reading

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Wilpattu deforestation controversy

The controversy over the alleged deforestation in the Wilpattu area by certain politicians has now resurfaced. It had been dragged on for the past three to four years intermittently creating media debates, without the authorities attempting to settle the issue … Continue reading

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360 with Rishad Bathiudeen ( 09-01-2017 )

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Tribute To Justice Weeramantry: An Eminent Jurist & A Visionary Par Excellence

By Lukman Harees – Justice C. G. Weeramantry is no more. One of the world’s eminent jurists Sri Lanka has ever produced and a larger-than- life visionary of our time; he ended his eventful sojourn on earth few days ago … Continue reading

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