Author Archive for Forum & Letters

BRITAIN BIGGEST ANNUAL MUSLIM GATHERING CONCLUDES.

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

By A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary. CONVENTION CALLS FOR JUSTICE AND WORKING FOR THE GREATER GOOD TO ATTAIN LASTING PEACE  The 56th Jalsa Salana (Annual Convention) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the United Kingdom concluded on Sunday 7th August 2022 in which five speeches delivered by the World Head the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness […]

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Free lunch for children at five Kamburupitiya schools

Sunday, August 7th, 2022

UK Friends of Galle The Srilankan schools that were closed for two weeks due to fuel and other shortages have reopened on the 25th July 2022 and  UKFG has resumed their  Free Lunch For Children programme .   The situation in Srilanka is still critical. Prices  of essential food have gone up by 300% aince April […]

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Time for New Solutions for Sri Lanka.

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

Charith Gunawardena Fight for Private Creditor Debt Cancellation. With the whole world watching the deteriorating political, economic and humanitarian situation unfolding in Sri Lanka, and while we pray for swift solutions to food, fuel and medical shortages, there is now an opportunity to reinvent how countries caught in post-Covid 19 debt traps recover from crippling […]

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Re: $50 – $80 million dollar investigation:

Monday, July 25th, 2022

Mr Ranjith Naranpanawa Rowville Victoria The Hon Senator Penny WongSuite 419 Gouger StreetAdelaideSouth Australia CC: Prime Minister Albanese.       Secretary General UNHRC. Re: $50 – $80 million dollar investigation: Dear Senator Wong,Firstly please allow us to congratulate you on your outstanding efforts towards peace and International trade. Secondly this letter was authorised by the Executive Committee of;THE […]

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Why did Indian Army Chief go to Bangladesh?

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

DR Arpita Hazarika The chief of army staff of India, General Manoj Pande completed his Bangladesh visit recently (from July 18 to July 20) as part of the “outstanding” bilateral defense relations between Bangladesh and India. General Manoj Pande was on his first trip abroad since taking over the post. First day of his visit, […]

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Bangladesh approach ‘not to face Sri Lanka like crisis’

Monday, July 18th, 2022

John Rozario  Karnataka, India In recent times, one of the topics of discussion in regional politics including Bangladesh is the economic and political disaster in Sri Lanka. Since early 2022, this issue has been the subject of extensive discussion in both national and international level. Bangladesh’s story is different from others The worsening economic crisis […]

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Will China Subdue the United States without a Fight to Dominate the Indian Ocean?

Sunday, July 17th, 2022

Dr. Patrick Mendis, Courtesy Harvard International Review Dr. Patrick Mendis, a former American diplomat and a military professor in the NATO and Indo-Pacific Commands of the US Department of Defense, is a distinguished visiting professor of transatlantic relations at the University of Warsaw in Poland as well as a distinguished visiting professor of global affairs at the […]

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Global energy crisis and Bangladesh case

Saturday, July 16th, 2022

Sufian Siddique In recent days, Power generation is being disrupted as per the demand due to sudden power and gas crisis in the country. This has increased load shedding in the country, including the capital Dhaka. According to media reports, load shedding is going on for six to eight hours in some districts including Rajshahi […]

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Leading by example: Bangladesh’s approach to regional humanitarian crisis

Saturday, July 16th, 2022

parvej siddique bhuiyan In recent times, Bangladesh most often gets significant global attention for her geopolitical quandary, US- backed targeted sanctions on security apparatus and climate disasters, while ignoring its significant and proven contribution to humanitarian activities. Though Bangladesh’s realization of humanitarian diplomacy has not been developed for many years, an impressive record of development […]

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Why a White Christian Isn’t Called a Terrorist

Saturday, July 16th, 2022

By Kalinga Seneviratne IDN-InDepthNews This article is the 31st in a series of joint productions of Lotus News Features and IDN-InDepthNews, flagship of the International Press Syndicate. Click here for previous series. SYDNEY (IDN) – After a White Australian of Christian background Brenton Tarrant gunned down 50 Muslims praying at a Christchurch mosque on a Friday, it took the […]

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Eid-ul-Adha Sermon by Ahmadiyya Khalifa

Monday, July 11th, 2022

By A. Abdul Aziz, Chairman, Press & Media Desk – AMJSL. (Given below is an excerpt of the Eid-ul-Adha Sermon delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Supreme Head of the world-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam, on 10th July, 2022, at ‘Masjid Mubarak’, Islamabad, Tilford, U.K.) After Tashahud, Ta‘awuz and the recitation of Surah al-Fatihah, […]

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Sri Lanka – Way Forward Long Immediate and Long term

Saturday, July 9th, 2022

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM Wellington  NZ I have no dispute with any body who says that mismanagement and corruption have been the main reasons for the current dollar shortage which is the reason for the oil and gas queues and the consequent misery. The COPA Committee sittings televised nearly daily shows that this corruption is not […]

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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina’s ‘Mango diplomacy’ with Pakistan

Thursday, July 7th, 2022

Samina Akhter Dhaka In a show of goodwill, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave 1000 kg of the renowned Amrapali mango to Shehbaz Sharif, the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The mango was given to the Prime Minister of Pakistan’s protocol officer by the Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad in July 05, 2022. According to a […]

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Death of a Patriot

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The late Gomin Dayasri declared he didn’t want to be a President’s Counsel. Appearing on Sirasa Pathikada, the outspoken lawyer said that there was no point in requesting such a title. Dayasri said so during a conversation with the late Bandula Jayasekera, who invited him on several occasions. Dayasri […]

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What return should India’s Mamata Banerjee provide to Bangladesh against the PM’ Sheikh Hasina’s ‘Mango Diplomacy?

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

Samina Akhter Most Bangladeshi and India media report read that the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has received 600 kg of mangoes from Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as part of her “mango-hilsa diplomacy.” Hasina delivered mangoes to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, according to the Bangladesh Deputy […]

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Being Smart With the Aragala & Protests and Earning & Bringing In The Dollars To Sri Lanka

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM Wellington , NZ Sri Lanka needs Dollars. The quickest route to earning and owning  dollars now are tourists and foreign remittances into the banking system , not to the money exchangers.  Each tourists on average brings $1000, dollars. 3000 tourists are worth 3 milion dollars , the money required to clear […]

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China recognizes Bangladesh success story through showering praise on BD PM for building Padma bridge

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

Fumiko Yamada China’s envoy to Bangladesh has applauded Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership for building Padma bridge with the country’s own finance and described the Awami League-led government’s achievements in Bangladesh during the last decade as “extraordinary. Li Jiming, the Chinese ambassador in Dhaka, has lauded Prime Minister Shekh Hasina’s decision to proceed with the […]

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How does Bangladesh set a shining example of communal peace and harmony in South Asia?

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

Dr. Abantika Kumari Bangladesh is made up of 160 million people who are multi-religious, multi-ethnic, and multi-lingual. The Constitution of Bangladesh guarantees all citizens the freedom to freely and peacefully practice their chosen religions. Religious minorities make up roughly 12% of Bangladesh’s present population, according to conservative estimates. Hindus account for 10% of the population, […]

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Why did Bangladesh need to cancel an NGO, Odhikar’s license?

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

Samina Akhter Dhaka The Bangladeshi NGO Odhikar has been deregistered by the Prime Minister’s Office’s NGO Affairs Bureau. The company’s registration renewal application was denied on June 12 due to a bureau application. The license of the private voluntary organization Odhikar has not been renewed, according to NGO Bureau Bangladesh, due to financial irregularities, foreign […]

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Decoding the Narrative ‘there will be no Hindus left in Bangladesh in the next 30 years’

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

Samina Akhter Dhaka Bangladesh has recently been depicted by some in the international media saying ‘there will be no Hindus left in Bangladesh in the next 30 years if the current rate of exodus continues’ and Hindus are fleeing to India’.  However, this understanding is completely incorrect. Bangladesh is being depicted unfairly and without evidence […]

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Promoting Nepal-Bangladesh Ties for Better Bilateral Understanding

Sunday, June 12th, 2022

Professor Dr. Bijaya Gouri Khanal. from Kathmandu, Nepal South Asian neighbors Bangladesh and Nepal share common regional platforms such as the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Nepal recognized Bangladesh as a sovereign state in 1971 and the bondage between the […]

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Aragalaya

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

Vichara There was tremendous excitement and expectation in the country when Aragalaya appeared in Galle Face. Artists and media fantasized about it. Intellectuals romanticized it and read into the Aragalaya lofty ideals of systems change, ensure accountability, and bring forth an ideal democracy of the people and for the people of Sri Lanka. Even Professor […]

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Bangladesh’s potato assistance to Sri Lanka reminds the urgency of SAARC revival

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Dr. Shakuntala Bhabani Kolkata As the island nation confronts a terrible economic and humanitarian food crisis, Sri Lanka’s prime minister has warned of a food shortage, promising to buy enough fertilizer for the upcoming planting season to enhance yields. Sri Lanka is pleading with its neighbors for food assistance as the country’s fiscal problem worsens […]

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World Bank’s recognition of ‘Bangladesh’s silent economic revolution’ through ‘ICP Articles 2022-2021’ program

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

By Parvej Siddique Bhuiyan  The World Bank recently released and cataloged an item named “Unpacking the Silent Economic Revolution in Bangladesh” under ‘the ICP (International Comparison Programme) publications 2022-21’program on their website. On March 2, 2022, the item was first published in Pakistan’s internationally accepted weekly ‘The Friday Times. Basically ‘The World Bank has admired […]

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Bangladesh’s potato aid to Sri Lanka: Bangladesh’s standing in Sri Lanka’s hour of need

Monday, June 6th, 2022

John Rozario Karnataka, India Sri Lanka’s prime minister has warned of a food shortage as the island nation battles a devastating economic crisis and promises to buy enough fertiliser for the next planting season to boost harvests. Sri Lanka is appealing for food assistance from its neighbours as the country’s debt crisis spirals into a […]

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Hazrat Aisha was not 9 at the time of her marriage.

Friday, June 3rd, 2022

Reproduced by A. Abdul Aziz Critics of Islam repeatedly claim that Hazrat Aisha was not mature when the Holy Prophet of Islam married her. However, nothing can be further from the truth. There is a stark misunderstanding and abject misrepresentation of facts when it comes to the actual age of Hazrat Aisha (may Allah be […]

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Story Of Bangladesh’s Padma Bridge: More Than Just A Bridge?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Dr. Malika-e-Abida Khattak from Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, Bangladesh’s much anticipated Padma Bridge, also a dream project of theBangladesh, is going to be inaugurated on June 25 this year and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed will inaugurate the long-awaited bridge at 10:00am.  The commuters of 21 districts of the south-west part of the country cross the […]

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Grow More Food

Monday, May 30th, 2022

 Sugath Kulatunga The Prime Minister is predicting a severe famine by August this year and has proposed an urgent food production drive. There have been many such drives previously which fizzled out quickly. This time it could be different. There will be real hunger and it will not be possible to import food stuff from […]

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Changes to the electoral system – should we continue with the current proportional representation system?

Monday, May 30th, 2022

Jayantha Gonsalkorale CPA Christchurch, New Zealand Suggestions and recommendations have been made by the Sri Lanka Bar Association to settle the current stalemate and to bring normalcy to Sri Lanka. The country is in an abyss and the biggest losers are the innocent people whose livelihood is dependent on a daily wage and often do […]

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Khilafat: A Divine Promise

Monday, May 30th, 2022

By A. Abdul Aziz. ((Given below is an excerpt of the Friday Sermon delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Supreme Head of the world-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam, on 27 May 2022, at ‘Masjid Mubarak’, Islamabad, Tilford, U.K. gave a discourse on Understanding the True Essence of Khilafat Day. Ahmadiyya Head (Khalifa) His Holiness, Hazrat […]

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