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Muslims seek solutions to their problems; Not ministerial portfolios.


 By Latheef Farook Will the burning issues of the island’s Muslim community be addressed under a United National Front for Good Governance, UNFGG, government led by United National Party? This has become the main common concern especially of the civil society of the Muslim community island wide. This is especially so in the context of the presence of Sri Lankan read more

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Aluthgama Riots; Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied By :- Mass L. Usuf


“While it is difficult to claim with authority as to who was behind these riots, it is important to note that the signs of organization and orchestration were evident. The transportation provided for looted goods, the weapons that the attackers had at 6.30 pm, their access to glass bottles, petrol, and long sticks and iron rods and lengths of bicycle read more

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BBS- Ashin Wirathu Alliance : Is Sri Lanka heading towards a Rohingya type attack : by : Latheef Farook


The alliance between anti Muslim Sri Lankan racist outfit Bodu Bala Sena and Burma’s   blood thirsty Buddhist Monk Ashin Wiruthu, responsible for slaughtering thousands of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, spells disaster for the island. This extremely dangerous alliance, brought together by their common hatred towards Islam and Muslims, perhaps trained and financed by their new found  Israel and United States read more

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Seminar Summery- Peoples Unity Movement

Peoples unity

NATIONAL UNITY SHOULD BE NATIONAL PRIORITY Dr Nath Amarakone , President of the Peoples Unity Movement addressing the Seminar held at OPA Center said that most developing countries are going through a phase of instability in getting adjusted to self rule. It is imperative that the rulers thrown up by the democratic process consider the need to promote national unity between communities to have read more

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Sri Lanka Muslims at the cross roads – 10 – By: Izeth Hussain

By Izeth Hussain

I argued in my last article that the world is becoming a unit, and that what happens inside a country today carries with it an external dimension to a far greater extent than it did in 1983. I argued further that the Sri Lankan Muslims have no alternative to using that external dimension to safeguard their lives and legitimate interests. read more

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Sri Lanka’s Agony – By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Sri Lanka's Agony

Hate-mongering Buddhist extremists in Sri Lanka have set off the country’s worst wave of anti-Muslim violence in years. A bloody rampage on June 15 in and near the southern city of Aluthgama left four Muslims dead, at least 78 people injured, and Muslim homes and businesses destroyed. The attacks followed an anti-Muslim rally organized by the Bodu Bala Sena, which read more

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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

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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

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