Archive for March 17th, 2018

MUSLIM WAHHABI MENACE UNDERMINING AMIABLE COMMUNITY RELATIONS IN SRI LANKA

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane Sufism or the Sufi Muslim Ideology In the past, political strife among Muslims in the world, resulted in their division into two major rival groups – Sunni and Shias. Sunnis who form the large majority are predominant in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Jordan, Turkey, Syria, Pakistan, Bangladesh. The Shias who form […]

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Looking back at Kandy in 1915

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Nan Courtesy The Island March 17, 2018, 12:00 pm The recent clashes in Digana and other places in the Kandy District brought back memories of what my mother narrated about the 1915 ‘Muslim riots’ as they called the disturbance in Kandy and surrounding areas. She was a child living in a village in Peradeniya when the […]

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Are Sri Lankan Muslims being DUPED into WAHHABI Extremism ?

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Sri Lanka News A news report by India’s World Is One News (WION) claims that while Sinhalese intolerance is on the rise in Sri Lanka, as apparent in the recent communal violence, the root cause for the distrust of Muslims in Sri Lanka lies in the alarming spread of Wahhabism among one of the most […]

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What more do we want – after all President Maithripala Sirisena and  first Lady of Sri Lanka have met even  Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko ?

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

By Charles.S.Perera It is good that a leader of a country meets with the leaders  of foreign countries and exchange pleasantries, if he has done his duty by his own people,  and the country is in good health politically ,economically, and  socially and there is security and peace provided for the people. But President Maithripala […]

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The National University Teachers Association (NUTA) requests Sri Lankan academics resident overseas to return and serve their motherland instead of criticizing it from afar.

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

The National University Teachers Association (NUTA) Issuing a media statement in response to an article, titled, “Sri Lankan academics abroad condemn violence against Muslim community” in The Island on 14th March, the NUTA has said: “National University Teachers Association (NUTA) of Sri Lanka is appalled by the statement issued by a group purported to be Sri Lankan academics in North […]

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Decapitated Buddha statue

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada 16 March 2018 The Editor (Letters) The Ottawa Citizen Dear Editor: On Friday, 16th morning, the Buddhist monks of the Hilda Jayewardenaramaya at 1481 Heron Road, woke up to a heartbreaking sight outside on the Monastery’s front lawn. The four-foot white Buddha […]

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එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ 37 වන මානව හිමිකම් සැසිවාරයේදී ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ රණවිරුවන්ගේ නිර්දෝෂීභාවය වෙනුවෙන් කල කරුණු දැක්වීම.. ගෝලීය ශ්‍රී ලාංකික සංසදයේ ස්විට්සර්ලන්තයේ ලේකම් නිමලා ලියනපටබැදි මහත්මිය සභාව අමතමින්…

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

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New law to disclose conflict of interests and relationships

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Kurulu Koojana Kariyakarawana Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Bribery Commission is to give more teeth to the penal code soon by introducing a new law to ‘Disclose Conflict of Interests and Relationships’ which will filter the roles of all law enforcement agencies, the judiciary and politicians in a bid to curb corruption and nepotism. The Commission […]

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Quest to implicate Gota in Lasantha’s murder

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island March 17, 2018, 8:14 pm Even though there is supposed to be an ongoing police investigation into the 2009 murder of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunga,  what we have been seeing for the most part is a series of investigations and arrests in relation to various matters on the sidelines of […]

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USLA Spokespersons Report . April 2017 to March 2018

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Dr. Chu;la Rajapakse MNZM Spokesperson, USLA The year under review was a quiet year by contemporary standards till on the 2nd of March Al Jazeera carried a news item sporting a man with lash marks on his upper back alleging that these along with other evidence of torture”, were inflicted by the security forces in Sri […]

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What is Diabetes? I am sure you all heard this before.

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Dr Hector Perera       London The scientists have discovered that there are two types of diabetes that is type 1 and type 2. Definition of Diabetes Carbohydrates are the nutrient that impact blood sugars the most. If you have diabetes, it’s important to monitor your carbohydrate intake so that you may discover which foods work best for […]

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Moscow expels 23 UK diplomats & shuts British Council in response to ‘provocative moves’

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Courtesy RT The Russian Foreign Ministry said 23 UK diplomats must leave Russia in response to Britain’s provocative actions and groundless accusations” over ex-double agent Sergei Skripal’s poisoning. The British Council will also be shut. Britain’s ambassador to Russia, Laurie Bristow, was summoned to the Foreign Ministry on Saturday morning, where he was informed of […]

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Nearly half of Americans will retire broke

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Courtesy RT Some 42 percent of elderly US citizens have less than $10,000 put aside for their golden years, according to the report by a personal finance resource GoBankingRates, which polled over 1,000 adults last month. The survey, carried out for the third consecutive year, suggests that a lack of planning and savings, along with […]

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Govt. trying to outsource surveying to US company: Surveyors

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Gandara John Daily Mirror  of 16 Mar 2018 Govt. trying to outsource surveying to US company: Surveyors The Government Surveyors’ Association (GSA) today resort to a countrywide indefinite work stoppage claiming that there was a move to hand over several operations of the Sri Lanka Surveys Department (SLSD), the second oldest department of the country, […]

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Sri Lanka statistics office withdraws GDP data

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s Department of Census and Statistics withdrew its 2017 full-year and fourth quarter gross domestic product data on Friday, a day after posting the island nation’s worst economic growth in 16 years. The data on Thursday showed the economy expanding 3.1 percent in 2017, the slowest pace in 16 years and […]

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