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MPs consider boycotting parliament

MPs consider boycotting parliament

Several Muslim Parliamentarians are considering boycotting Parliament sessions if action is not taken to control the “terror” activities of the Bodu Bala Sena. Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said that the proposal...
Squatters at Wilpattu: BBS falsely linked it with Jasmine Housing Project – Petition to President by Zacki Jabbar

Squatters at Wilpattu: BBS falsely linked it with Jasmine Housing Project – Petition to President by Zacki Jabbar

Twelve Muslim organizations have jointly appealed to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to reign in the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), which was once again trying to revive communal disturbances by making false allegations with regard to the resettlement of Muslims...
Meeting of Muslims with Defence Secretary ends on a positive note  – AGA  Barrie

Meeting of Muslims with Defence Secretary ends on a positive note – AGA Barrie

Contrary to certain media reports that the recent meeting prominent Muslim personalities had with Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse was a sellout of the community, the truth is otherwise. As a participant I feel I am competent enough to comment...
Russian Embassy trying to get the adjoining Masjid – Facing eviction By Chrishanthi Christopher

Russian Embassy trying to get the adjoining Masjid – Facing eviction By Chrishanthi Christopher

While the Colombo city beautification project continues, the government has turned its attention towards Bauddhaloka Mawatha and the residents around the proposed new Russian Embassy complex are facing eviction. The Sri Lankan Government has sold...
Senior journalist’s appeal to politicians’; Stop communal politics By Latheef Farook

Senior journalist’s appeal to politicians’; Stop communal politics By Latheef Farook

Lashing out at politicians for the present state of affairs in the country veteran Sinhala journalist Siri Ranasinghe urged them to abandon their short sighted and destructive communal and racist politics and help save the country. Known for his...
A Fervent Appeal from the Sri Lankan Muslims  To His Excellency The President of Sri Lanka

A Fervent Appeal from the Sri Lankan Muslims To His Excellency The President of Sri Lanka

Muslims appealed to President Mahinda Rajapkse Wednesday (06/11) to give leadership towards consolidating the unity and friendship amongst the religious communities in the country and to put an end to religious tensions being orchestrated...
Sri Lanka urged to protect Muslims

Sri Lanka urged to protect Muslims

NEW YORK: The government is downplaying and protecting the groups who spread hatred and violence against minorities, particularly Muslims in Sri Lanka, the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay told a UN Human Rights assembly.   In...
Defense Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa’s statement on Muslim extremism By Latheef Farook

Defense Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa’s statement on Muslim extremism By Latheef Farook

Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s statement on what he described as the “emergence of Muslim extremism” has shocked and dismayed the island’s besieged and helpless Muslim community. Addressing a defense seminar at Galadari...
Sri Lanka’s Muslims: The End Of The Road By Ameer Ali -

Sri Lanka’s Muslims: The End Of The Road By Ameer Ali -

Sri Lanka’s Muslims are at an unprecedented and ominous crossroads. The community there is faced with an existential threat at the hands of an increasingly militant Buddhist minority, while the nation’s Muslim parliamentarians appear...
Sri Lanka’s recipe for renewed failure By   Tariq A. Al-Maeena

Sri Lanka’s recipe for renewed failure By Tariq A. Al-Maeena

A mistake once committed is rarely repeated by a rational entity.  However such is not the case with the government of Sri Lanka.  It is becoming increasingly obvious that following the 30-year war with the Tamil minority, the Sri Lankan rulers...
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