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Israel’s Economic Blockade on Gaza

Israel’s Economic Blockade on Gaza (1)

War crime backed by US,  UK Europe and Arab dictators led by Saudi Arabia and Egypt by: Latheef Farook Gaza is a small beach side strip of around 365 sq miles by the Mediterranean Sea. Sandwiched between Egypt and Israel this territory with about 1.9 million Palestinians is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Most of ... Read More »

SC Orders Govt. Institutes To Permit ‘Hijab’


De facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris in the Supreme Court today recalling a visit he made to an international school in Colombo in which Muslim students were dressed in traditional Punjabi attire and said that “I see no reason why this should not be permitted”. He made these remarks when a Fundamental Rights petition filed by a parent of Janadipathi ... Read More »

Letter from Gaza by Norwegian Doctor – By Dr. Mads Gilbert “Shifa Hospital — Gaza


I just want to scream, hold someone tight, cry, smell skin and hair of warm child, covered in blood, protect ourselves in an endless embrace.(Reuters) Letter from Gaza by Norwegian Doctor Dearest friends, The last night was extreme. The "ground invasion" of Gaza resulted in scores and carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying — all sorts of injured ... Read More »

On the “Muslim Problem” – By: Prabath Dharmadasa

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A few weeks ago there was an article in the Island newspaper about the "Muslim problem." After reading it I felt that it was a storm in a teacup. I don't think our country has a "Muslim problem" at all. Infact, to the contrary if more Sri Lankans followed the example set by the Muslim community perhaps we would be ... Read More »

Buddhist monks must be balanced and moderate


"By acting in direct violation of the forbearance, moderation and patience expected of a bhikku and destroying the image of the Sasana, they evoke nothing but feelings of disgust at both the local and international levels. They are tainting the image of all those who wear the saffron robe." An interview with Baddegama Samitha Thera The Ven. Baddegama Samitha was ... Read More »

Why be forced to encounter militant Islam? : By Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

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"The entire Sinhalese-controlled media went along with J.R. Jayewardene's reasoning. Only one Sinhalese journalist, Mervyn de Silva of the Lanka Guardian, sensed the danger. In his news analysis, titled 'Who buried the TULF?' in the 1 August 1984 issue he wrote: 'How very short-sighted and stupid.'" (T. Sabaratnam, 'Pirapaharan' Chapter 19, 'Burying the TULF') While there is evidence aplenty that ... Read More »