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The chief monk of Hemmathagama ven. Ranthiligma Ratnajothi Thero passed away

The chief monk of Hemmathagama ven. Ranthiligma Ratnajothi Thero passed away

A brief obituary note on sudden death of most venerable Ranthiligma Ratnajothi Thera of Hemmathagama Kapurakka Buddhist temple:  People in Hemmathagama area mourn for the sudden death of one of its greatest human personalities in our area. The...
AWARENESS THROUGH MOSQUE TOURS -Bringing People Closer to Islam By Asiff Hussein

AWARENESS THROUGH MOSQUE TOURS -Bringing People Closer to Islam By Asiff Hussein

Da’wah or inviting people to Islam is an important duty of the Muslim community. This is especially so since no Messenger of Allah will appear after our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). In fact, the Qur’an makes numerous references...
Cry Halal! And let slip bigotry Written by by Don Manu

Cry Halal! And let slip bigotry Written by by Don Manu

This Tuesday morning at the supposedly auspicious time of 8.30, a group of monks will leave Colombo in a motorcade to the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy. Their stated aim is to first obtain the blessings of the Sri Dalada for their vicious mission to...
The fulfilling of a dream that was shattered – New home for the family of slain Rizan Nafeek

The fulfilling of a dream that was shattered – New home for the family of slain Rizan Nafeek

The Army and students and academic staff of the Sri Jayawardenapura University completed and handed over a new home for the family of slain Rizan Nafeek who was beheaded in Saudi Arabia. Army Commander Lt. Gen Daya Rathnayake is seen here conversing...
Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay at a press conference during her mission to Sri Lanka

Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay at a press conference during her mission to Sri Lanka

Colombo, 31 August 2013 Good morning, and thank you for coming. As is customary at the end of official missions such as this, I would like to make some observations concerning the human rights situation in the country. During my seven-day...
The Monks’ Army – WORDS BY ERIC ELLIS ·

The Monks’ Army – WORDS BY ERIC ELLIS ·

IMAGES BY PAULA BRONSTEIN – Source http://sri-lanka.theglobalmail.org/monks-army Sri Lanka’s raffish capital, where we begin our series, is in economic catch-up mode. Colombo is replacing the colonial-era roads and railways built...
hawwal moon sighting controversy?    –  Time to overhaul ACJU to restore its integrity and dignity and serve community’s needs By Latheef Farook

hawwal moon sighting controversy? – Time to overhaul ACJU to restore its integrity and dignity and serve community’s needs By Latheef Farook

Predominantly Muslim area of Kinniya is located in the north east coast of the island. Around 98 percent of the population there are Muslims. They belong to all walks of life from religious scholars, educationists, traders, farmers and fishermen...
Religious tension: Issues need to be resolved amicably through talks

Religious tension: Issues need to be resolved amicably through talks

Bodu Bala Sena Organisation (BBSO) President and All Ceylon Jamiyyathhul Ulema (ACJU) General Secretary ,call for dialogue in interviews with Chandani Kirinde and Hansini Bandara The recent upsurge in tension between the Sinhala and Muslim communities...
PAROXYSM ON PEACE AND HARMONY. By AGA Barrie P.Eng. Ontario, Canada.

PAROXYSM ON PEACE AND HARMONY. By AGA Barrie P.Eng. Ontario, Canada.

Living in peace and harmony was the norm in Sri Lanka and goes back to ancient days, until the foreign influence cast its shadow on the beautiful island once known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean.  It was a myth that even the first human being Adam...
Growing hate-Muslim Campaign! Could turn the country into a killing field by Latheef Farook

Growing hate-Muslim Campaign! Could turn the country into a killing field by Latheef Farook

  This is sheer madness. This is how one could describe the potentially disastrous hate campaign unleashed against the Island’s peaceful Muslim community by a handful of racist rabble rousers who are law unto themselves. Recently two Muslim...
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