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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 »

New facility to conduct the last rites of a janaza

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Fulfilling a vital need of Muslims living in crowded urban areas, a new facility was opened recently at Maharagama to enable them to conduct the last rites of a janaza. The facility known as “khidmathul Janaaiz Building” was opened recently at the Ghafooriya Arabic College premises in the presence of a distinguished gathering, including Navaz Caffoor and Zubair Caffoor, grandsons ... Read More »

Rally for Unity: Sri Lanka


About 500 people have marched through the centre of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, protesting against a recent wave of ethnic hatred which has seen hardline Buddhists targeting the Muslim minority, the BBC’s Charles Haviland reports. A movement to show that moderates are strong & united against hate and are committed to promote understanding about the strengths of diversity & ... Read More »