Archive for August 28th, 2017

Coupling Malala and Olcott

Monday, August 28th, 2017

By Rohana R. Wasala Waruna Chandrakirthi’s interesting article under the curious title මලාලා ගේ පාඩම සහ ඕල්කොට්තුමා Malala’s lesson and Olcott (Lankaweb/August 28, 2017) prompted me to write this.  Chandrakirthi says: ඕලකොට්තුමා මුල්වෙලා ආරම්භ කරපු බෞද්ධ ඉස්කෝලවල උගන්වන්නෙත් මලාලා කියලා දෙන්න හදන පාඩම් ම තමයි කියලා කියන එක හොඳ නිරීක්‍ෂණයක්. (That what is taught in […]

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ARMED MUSLIM INSURGENTS STARTS VIOLENCE IN MYANMAR

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane On Thursday August 23, 2017, a few hours after Annan presented the commission’s report, violence broke out in the western Rakhine state when armed Muslim insurgents attacked security guards in the border region with Bangladesh. At least 71 people, including 12 security personnel, have been killed in these deadly clashes. Fighting continues in […]

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ගාල්ල ආසියාවේ සංචාරක කේන්ද්‍රස්ථානයක් කරන බව රනිල් කියයි……….Galle to be the centre piece of tourist development in Asia 

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Many things to do,,,,,,,,,,,, All visitors coming to Sri Lanka always try to visit Galle Fort where they get a feeling of walking around in old Mediterranean   town with many placed to have an evening tea/coffee or a good Sri Lankan meal .Residents of Galle try to keep the area safe and […]

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Algeria – Ahmadis, forced to worship behind closed doors

Monday, August 28th, 2017

By A. Abdul Aziz.  Source: The Times of Israel. Accused of heresy by Islamist extremists and targeted by the authorities, members of Algeria’s tiny Ahmadi community say they have been forced to go underground to worship. Abderahmane, a 42-year-old trader from Kabylie in northern Algeria, joined the reformist Islamic movement after years as an ultra-conservative […]

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“Islam proclaims that all people are born equal, no matter where they hail from or the colour of their skin” – Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad

Monday, August 28th, 2017

By A. Abdul Aziz,  According to our International Press Department, U.K., Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community calls for equality of all races and peace based upon justice during address at Ahmadiyya Convention, Germany. On Saturday 26 August 2017, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad […]

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පළාත් පාලනයෙන් තරුණ කෝටාව ඉවත් කළේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ ‘තරුණයින්ගේ ආකර්ෂණයක් නොමැති‘දේශපාලන පක්ෂ උවමනාවටයි

Monday, August 28th, 2017

මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය කැෆේ සංවිධානය     පලාත් පාලන ඡන්ද විමසීමේ නාම යෝජනා සදහා 30% ක තරුණ පිරිසක් අනිවාර්යයෙන්ම ඇතුලත් විය යුතුය යන යෝජනාව පාර්ලිමේන්තුව නියෝජනය කරන දේශපාලන පක්ෂ බහුතරයක් විසින් සහාසික ලෙස කප්පාදු කරනු ලැබ ඇතැයි නිදහස් හා සාධාරණ මැතිවරණයක් සදහා වූ ජනතා ව්‍යාපාරය හෙවත් කැෆේ සංවිධානයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් පවසයි. පළාත් […]

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Wimal renews corruption charges against new Justice Minister Thalatha to counter all allegations after assuming duties on Thursday

Monday, August 28th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island August 28, 2017, 11:10 pm National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa, MP, has alleged that Foreign Employment Minister Thalatha Atukorale had been rewarded with justice portfolio, in spite of prevailing corruption charges against her. Ratnapura District MP Atukorale received justice portfolio last Friday. MP Weerawansa told The Island that […]

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CLOUDS GROUND LANKA PM

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Courtesy Bangalore Mirror   The visit of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to Sri Mookambika temple in Udupi district was cancelled due to bad weather on Sunday. The Sri Lankan Prime Minister was scheduled to arrive around 11 am from Bengaluru, following which he was expected to go to Mookambika Temple guest house. Udupi Deputy […]

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‘We’re not even Muslims’: Hindu family attacked by confused racists — who can’t even spell

Monday, August 28th, 2017

SARAH K. BURRIS  Courtesy rawstory.com Axenophobic attack on a Hindu family from Sri Lanka was spotted in the early morning hours Sunday. In a Stapleton Avenue, Speke neighborhood in the U.K., a Hindu family was moving into a new house. Vandals smashed windows and scrawled graffiti across the building. The problem, however, is that they seemed […]

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‘It is impractical to dedicate separate court to hear specific cases’ – U R. de Silva

Monday, August 28th, 2017

By Kelum Bandara  Courtesy The Daily Mirror The President of  the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) U.R. de Silva in an interview with the Daily Mirror spoke on issues related to litigation, dealing with suspects in Police custody and the removal of MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe from the post of Justice Ministry. The following are […]

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Abolition of the Executive Presidency equates to a new Constitution

Monday, August 28th, 2017

BY SHIVANTHI RANASINGHE Courtesy  Ceylon Today Those who are insisting for a new constitution should pause to reflect on what they are asking and from whom they are asking. First of all, it was the abolition of the executive presidency that was pledged in the 2015 elections and not a brand new constitution. One may argue […]

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