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

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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 »

Seminar Summery- Peoples Unity Movement

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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 »

Sri Lanka’s Agony – By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

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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 »

SC Orders Govt. Institutes To Permit ‘Hijab’

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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 »

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

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"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 »

Sri Lanka; Playground For Anti Muslim Forces

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By Latheef Farook     Around four years ago, today’s hate campaign pitting the majority Sinhalese community against the island’s minority Muslims, was unheard of. However, today Sinhalese minds were  poisoned against Muslims to  such an extent that racist    such as Jathika Hela Urumya, JHU, are even justifying  attacks and killing of Muslims and the burning and the destruction ... Read More »

Dalai Lama urges end to anti-Muslim violence

Dalai Lama urges end to anti-Muslim violence

Tibetan spiritual leader says religious attacks in Buddhist-majority Myanmar and Sri Lanka unacceptable. Dalai Lama also urged Buddhists to imagine an image of Buddha 'before they commit such a crime' [File – EPA] The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, has reiterated his plea to Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence against Muslims, in ... Read More »