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President ceremonially inaugurates Yal Devi train service

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday ceremonially inaugurated the Yal Devi train service to Jaffna after a lapse of 24 years. The Railway Department under the Ministry of Transport and with financial assistance from the Indian government under the Indian Line of Credit embarked on this massive project of restoring the Northern rail tracks to restart the train services connecting the North ... Read More »

Happy Eid ul-Adha Greetings.. From – SMF TEAM


'Sailan Muslim Foundation is pleased to wish all its viwers in particular and Muslim Ummah in general a very best wishes on this great day of rejoice. May Allah accept our fasting, prayers, Charity, good deeds and all our supplications and shower His blessings on all of us. May Allah forgive our sins and admit us to jannatul firdaus. Ameen' Read More »

[NSC GA] Claim Muslims are overtaking Buddhist Numerically in Sri Lanka Baseless – by M.M Zuhair PC


False rumours and myths continued to be spread that Muslims in Sri Lanka would overtake the Sinhala Buddhist population before the turn of the century though official statistics proved otherwise, former Member of Parliament M.M. Zuhair. PC said at the English Course Awards Day ceremony of GPL Organisation held at Arafa National School in Weligama on Monday. The former Sri ... Read More »

Wekanda Mosque opens for tourists


Wekanda Jumma Mosque in Slave Island recently announced that it will be open to tourists to visit and be taken around the mosque as part of a cultural tour. The Open Mosque day which will commence on Sunday, 31st August 2014 at 10.00 am will thereafter continue every Sunday (morning and evening). Tourists could visit the mosque at these times ... Read More »

‘Muslims are an integral part of the nation’ – By Susantha R. Fernando


Former diplomat, educator and peace activist Javed Yusuf in an interview over recent development says it is very unfortunate that when we as a country are facing a number of challenges on the international front we are shooting ourselves in the foot by creating another problem which has already drawn unfavourable international attention. Mr. Yusuf is an Attorney-at-Law, Former Ambassador ... 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 »

NSC Writes to IGP Seeking Immediate Actions


 ​​ 23rd June 2014     Mr.N.K. Ilangakoon I.G. Police, Police Headquarters, Colombo 1    Dear IG Police,    ​​ Violence in Kalutara District – 15 June 2014 A team of lawyers, upon the initiation of the National Shoora Council and the Muslim Lawyers Association, visited the communal violence inflicted areas in Aluthgama, Beruwala, Welipenna etc. on Saturday 21 June 2014 ... Read More »

Global warning on threat food crops are facing By S. H. Moulana


We note the price increases of fruits, vegetable and other products whenever we walk into a supermarket but we fail to understand what is actually triggering this or the cause for it. Especially, food products have a domino effect with adverse condition in production. Until I came across the news related to various diseases affecting the food production, I, too, ... Read More »

National Shoora Council – A ray of hope for besieged Muslims in the paradise isle By Latheef Farook


It is history in the making for Sri Lanka’s Muslim community. This is how one could describe the 25 January 2014 inaugural general assembly meeting of the National Shoora Council, NSC, which elected a permanent general assembly and an executive committee to deal with burning issues faced by the community. Tariq Mahmud, son of late Muslim leader Al Haj Dr Badiuddin ... Read More »