Archive for April 23rd, 2019

NATIONAL SECURITY, POLITICS AND THE YAHAPALANAYA IN SRI LANKA

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS National security is the priority in any country and Sri Lanka has been facing for this issue clearly since 1983 and even before it was, but after 1983 security forces identified the significance of national security than any other activity of the country.  Before Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa elected as president of the […]

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HOSTILITY AND VIOLENCE WITHIN THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY OF SRI LANKA

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane Sufism or the Sufi Muslim Ideology Traditionally, Sufism or the Sufi Muslim ideology had been the predominant Islamic spiritual tradition observed throughout Southern Asia, including Sri Lanka. Sufism is   considered to be the mystical, ascetic branch of Islam which emphasizes personal experience with Allah. Sufis can be members of either the Sunni […]

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We Deserve It

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Wimal Senanayake  Whatever truth that may come into light with the ongoing investigations, one thing for sure is this government is utterly disjointed powerless and headless. Heart is crying for the loss of lives and limbs and as the opposition has rightly pointed out, it is due to the presence of this inept and incompetent bunch […]

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Who is this powerful politician?

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

S.Akurugoda As per the headline news item appeared in The Island  dated 23rd April, Petroleum Resource Development Minister Kabir Hashim has revealed that following some incidents in the Mawanella area, Intelligence had unearthed cache of explosives at Lacktowatta in Wanathawilluwa, Puttalam. During the raid two key suspects were captured. However, due to the intervention of […]

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2019 අප්‍රේල් මස 23 වෙනි බඳාදා, විපක්‍ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා පාස්කු ඉරිදා ත්‍රස්තවාදී ප්‍රහාරය ගැන පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී කළ විශේෂ ප්‍රකාශය.

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය ගරු කතානායකතුමනි, මේ ගරු සභාව අද විශේෂ රැස්වීමක් පවත්වන්නේ පසුගිය  ඉරිදා සිදුවුණු බෝම්බ ප්‍රහාරයන්වලින් පස්සෙ, රටේ අනාගතය ගැන සාකච්ඡා කරන්න. මේ වන විට 300 කට අධික පිරිසක් ඒ ප්‍රහාරයන් වලින් මිය ගිහින් තවත් 500 ක් පමණ තුවාල ලබලා තියෙනවා. මම මේ අවස්ථාවේදී නැවත වතාවක්  ඒ මිය ගිය පිරිස වෙනුවෙන් ඔවුන්ගේ ඥාතීන්ට මාගේ බලවත් […]

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The statement made by Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa in Parliament on 23 April 2019 regarding the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks (Translation)

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE – Mahinda Rajapaksa Hon Speaker, We are gathered here today, to discuss the future of our country following the bomb attacks that took place on Easter Sunday. More than 300 people were killed and more than 500 people were injured in those attacks. I wish to take this opportunity to once again convey […]

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An appeal made 5 years ago by the moderate Muslims in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror http://epaper.dailymirror.lk/epaper/iphone/homepage.aspx#_articled2a8da39-b6e8-496d-b2e7-455c29eb88e3

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පාස්කු ඉරිදා සිදුවූ ත්‍රස්ත ප්‍රහාරය හෙලාදැකීම

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශය Federation of University Teachers’ Associations 2019 පාස්කු ඉරිදාව අප රට මුහුණ දුන් තවත් ව්‍යවසනකාරී දිනයක් ලෙස බොහෝ කාලයක් යනතුරු අප මතකයේ පවතිනු ඇත. යුද්ධය නිමාවී දස වසරකට ආසන්න කාලයක් ගිය තැන අප පසු වුයේ බෝම්බ පිපිරීම් සහ මහා පරිමාන ව්‍යවසනයන් තවදුරටත් අතීතයට අයත් වූ සිදුවීම් ලෙස සිතන ශුභවාදී මානසිකත්වයකිනි. ගැටළු තිබු බව සැබෑවකි. […]

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Condemning the Terrorist Attack on Easter Sunday

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Media Statement Federation of University Teachers’ Associations Easter Sunday of 2019 is destined to be yet another day of devastation that our country will have to remember in the years to come. As we approach 10 years living in a country that is not at war with itself, we were hopeful that we had put […]

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 “Did Japan contribute to Sri Lanka and India gaining independence from British colonial rule?”

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

By Senaka Weeraratna  Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (RASSL) Public Lecture  Did Japan contribute to Sri Lanka and India gaining independence from British colonial rule?”   by Senaka Weeraratna   On Monday 29th April 2019 at 5.00 p.m. at the Gamini Dissanayake Auditorium No. 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07 ALL ARE WELCOME Abstract The time has come […]

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“රට අරාජික වෙලා. පාලනයක් නැහැ. මේ සිද්ධියේදි අපි සංවේදීව රජයට සහාය ලබා දෙන්න සූදානම්” -හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද උදෑසන ‌ශ්‍රී ලංකා ‌පොදුජන ‌පෙරමුණපක්ෂ කාර්යාලයේදී ඇත්තටම රටේ ආරක්ෂාවක් නැහැ. රට අරාජික වෙලා. පාලනයක් නැහැ. එහෙ මෙහෙ බෝම්බ පුපුරනවා.මේ තත්ත්වය ඉතා ඉක්මනින් වෙනස් කරන්න වෙනවා යි හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පැවසීය. ඒ මහතා මෙසේ පැවුසවේ අද :23*උදේ ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ කාර්යාලයේදී මාධ්‍යවේදින් රටේ වත්මන් ආරක්ෂක තත්ත්වය සම්බන්ධයෙන් විමසන අවස්ථාවේදිය. […]

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Sri Lanka Tragedy – Whilst Top Political “Cats” the President & the Prime Minister fight within, the Innocent gets slaughtered.

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Prof. Hudson McLean https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/22/asia/sri-lanka-investigation-easter-attacks/index.html After over 10 years of Peace & Harmony, in the Island Paradise, sudden blasts killing innocent  Easter Sunday worshippers,  shocked the World. The well planned, organised, coordinated attack on three Churches and several hotels in different locations, add to the fact, that, the attacks were professionally managed & executed. It is […]

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මොහොමඩ් සහරාන් හෂීම්

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

වෛද්‍ය රුවන්  එම් ජයතුංග මොහොමඩ්  සහරාන් හෂීම්  නුඹගේ දෙවියන් නොඅදහන   මිත්‍යාදෘෂ්ටිකයන් පිරිසක්   මරාගෙන මැරී යාමට නුඹ සිතුවාද ? ස්වර්ගයට ගොස්   කන්‍යාවන් දහසය දෙනෙකුගේ   පහස ලබමින්   කිරි සහ මීපැණි  බීමට  නුඹ සිතා සිටියේද ?     මධ්‍යකාලීන යුගයේ   ආගමික අන්තවාදීන් විසින්   ඔටු සම් වල ලියූ ප්‍රලාප  ශුද්ධ වූ දේව වාක්‍ය  […]

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“මොහම්ඩ් රජිතා” යන නමට මා කැමතියි-රජිතා බොස්ටන් වලදී කියයි

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම

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COUNTERING TERRORISM

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane  The world renowned Israeli Professor Yuval Noah Harari, a historian, philosopher and author of the international bestsellers translated into 50+ languages and sold worldwide  with his book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” (2014) looking deep into our past, his second book  Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow” (2016) considering far-future […]

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Prophetic Advice of Bodu Bala Sena Leader on Islamic Terrorism Ignored

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Dilrook Kannangara What happened on April 21, 2019 was no accident. It was going to happen based on what happens around the world and in Sri Lanka. Explosives were unearthed, Buddhist shrines were vandalized, hate material were found and even intelligence reports indicated of an impending Islamic terrorist attack. The parliament was told that at […]

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Sri Lankans in New Zealand express solidarity

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

New Zealand Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights in Sri Lanka (SPUR – NZ) New Zealand Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights in Sri Lanka (SPUR – NZ) vehemently condemns the reprehensible and shameful terrorist attack on innocent people attending to their religious activities on Easter Sunday at several locations including holy places […]

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Our Sorrow and Condolences to the Victims and Families of the Sri Lanka’s Easter Carnage

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights in Sri Lanka (SPUR) NSW Inc Australia Our Society expresses its profound and heartfelt sorrow on the senseless killing of innocents in Sri Lanka. Our thoughts are with the families and persons affected by the deaths, grievous injury and destruction of property by terrorists who have caused fear […]

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Catholic church and terrorists

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera With the terror attack on Easter Sunday, the death toll had risen to 290. Nearly 500 being injured. It had been reported that 24 suspects are in custody and details about them are not known. The suspicion is on a Muslim terrorist organisation. However, on the day of the attack, Human Right Activists pointed […]

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Was the Attack on Innocent Sri Lankan Catholics in Colombo Revenge-Retaliation on Mosque Attack in New Zealand?

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Prof. Hudson McLean After over 10 years of Peace & Harmony, in the Island Paradise, sudden blasts killing innocent  Easter Sunday worshippers,  shocked the World. The well planned, organised, coordinated attack on three Churches and several hotels in different locations, add to the fact, that, the attacks were professionally managed & executed. It is dangerous […]

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Extremism must be wiped out from our Country

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Ilyas Haniffa, President    Asiff Hussein, Vice President- Outreach Centre for Islamic Studies     Sri Lanka’s Muslims woke up to a rude shock on Easter Sunday, 21st April and reacted with disbelief to the news that churches and hotels had been bombed while our Christian brothers and sisters were celebrating Easter. As Muslims we are […]

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Easter Sunday Attack!

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

MAHINDA KARUNARATNE  It is a Muslim Jihad attack on other communities and a threat, which the damn govt. is impotent to accept, yet they are talking damn reconciliation.  What was notable yesterday 21st April is that Muslims were new it very well, they kept their shops and businesses closed but with no any indication of […]

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Attack on fourth Sri Lanka hotel had been planned: officials

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

By Lee Brown Courtesy  New York Post The Sri Lanka suicide bombers had planned an attack on a fourth luxury hotel, but for some reason it never occurred, officials said Tuesday. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe revealed the plot on the unnamed luxury hotel without saying why it failed, according to the New York Times. This man had […]

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The big risk after Sri Lanka attacks

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

By Frida Ghitis Courtesy  CNN (CNN)The first time I traveled to Sri Lanka, in 2010, a ghastly civil war had just ended. Military officers still manned checkpoints along major roads. Frida GhitisWhether we were passengers in a rickety tuk-tuk in Colombo, the bustling, leafy capital, or riding in an air-conditioned car across the countryside, armed […]

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Mujibur Rahman should take responsibility for the attacks – Parliamentarian Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Parliamentarian Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe stated that the government including United National Party (UNP) MP Mujibur Rahman should bear the responsibility for the series of explosions which occurred around the country on Easter Sunday (21). MP Rajapakshe mentioned this at the special parliamentary meeting held today (23). According to him, on November 18th, 2016, he […]

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ISIS release picture of Sri Lanka bombings ‘mastermind’ and seven attackers

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Courtesy Mirror (UK) An image released by the Amaq news agency shows alleged mastermind Zahran Hashim with seven men claimed to have carried out the bombings ISIS has released a picture which it claims shows seven suicide bombers alongside the mastermind who co-ordinated the Easter Sunday atrocity in Sri Lanka. The image was released by […]

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Terrorists do not belong to any faith – PM

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that investigators have made good progress in identifying the suspects involved in the Easter Day attacks. Speaking in a media briefing for the foreign correspondents today (23), the Prime minister also said it is possible” the Easter bombings were retaliation for the Christchurch attacks, but did not provide […]

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ISIS suspect gave advance warning of Sri Lanka bombings – report

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana (CNN) Early warnings from India’s intelligence services to Sri Lankan officials ahead of the Easter Sunday bombings were based on information gleaned from an ISIS suspect, CNN has learned. Delhi passed on unusually specific intelligence in the weeks and days leading up to the attacks, Sri Lankan officials have said, and at least […]

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President says heads of security forces to change within 24 hrs

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana President Maithripala Sirisena says that he hopes to affect changes among the heads of the country’s security forces within the next 24 hours. He stated this during his address to the nation, in the wake of Sunday’s devastating bombings targeting multiple churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. President Sirisena pointed out that various […]

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Muslim MP proposes ban on burqas in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana

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