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POINT OF VIEW: An agressive brand of state religion vs. others

POINT OF VIEW: An agressive brand of state religion vs. others

The Dambulla mosque fracas engineered by the militant elements of Sri Lankan Buddhists, the reaction to it by local Muslim politicians and Muslim religious leaders, the former threatening to withdraw their inconsequential support to the government while...
Dambulla incident not just a Muslim issue – By Dr. Jehan Perera

Dambulla incident not just a Muslim issue – By Dr. Jehan Perera

Dispute The dispute over the presence of a Muslim mosque on Buddhist temple land in Dambulla points Muslims protest in front of the Davatagaha mosque in Colombo to an underlying tension in Sri Lanka’s multi religious society that is capable of...
Dambulla: A hard won peace put to the test By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya

Dambulla: A hard won peace put to the test By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya

  This year the celebration of Vesak takes place against the backdrop of an incident, the memory of which must surely cloud the tranquility of this sacred day for many Buddhists. In Dambulla two weeks ago an unruly mob led by Buddhist monks stormed...
Wake up call from Dambulla to Sinhalese and Muslims alike By Latheef Farook

Wake up call from Dambulla to Sinhalese and Muslims alike By Latheef Farook

To mainstream Sinhalese; Save the Sinhalese and the country from chauvinists. To Muslim politicians and theologians; Don’t sell the community. You are under watch. Muslim community’s overall response to vandalism at the Dambulla mosque by...
The State and Religion in South Asia By  Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga

The State and Religion in South Asia By Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga

Secularism implies the relationship between Religion and Politics, more specifically between Religion and the State. The concept of secularism has drawn its sources from the philosophy that Humans can order their lives and their societies without recourse...
Dambulla controversy Written by  The Nation

Dambulla controversy Written by The Nation

  The protest by the laymen and Budhhist monks in Dambulla over an alleged illegal erection of a mosque in Buddhist Sacred Area became the talk of the town previous weeks. While, the Ven. Inamaluwe Sumangala Thera says the lands were belong to the...
Attack on Dambulla Mosque Latest hooliganism under organized “hate Muslim” campaign   By Latheef Farook

Attack on Dambulla Mosque Latest hooliganism under organized “hate Muslim” campaign By Latheef Farook

The   attack to demolish the Dambulla Khairiya Juma Masjd Friday 20 April 2012 is not the “beginning” as stated by the pro government Buddhist monk who led the mob to attack the mosque in an act of sheer lawlessness. This unfortunate...
Tensions flare between religious groups in Sri Lanka over mosque

Tensions flare between religious groups in Sri Lanka over mosque

Sri Lanka's Muslim community has accused radical Buddhists of trying to damage peaceful relations between the country's religious communities.                         00:00             Tensions...
ACJU Appeal to Muslims of Sri Lanka – Dambulla Incident

ACJU Appeal to Muslims of Sri Lanka – Dambulla Incident

  An appeal to the Muslims! A request from the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama Muslims of this country are deeply worried over the recent incident took place in Dambulla in which a gang stormed the Jumma Mosque of Dambulla and damaged the place on...
Order to demolish Dambulla Mosque. Why raise this explosive issue now?  By Latheef Farook

Order to demolish Dambulla Mosque. Why raise this explosive issue now? By Latheef Farook

Prime Minister D.M. Dayaratne’s order to demolish a 65 year old mosque in Dambulla and instead build a mosque in another place  strikes at the very root of religious freedom .It also shocked and hurt the island’s Muslim community. Responding...
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