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Engineering career with just O/Ls

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The BCAS campus offers a solid foundation programme in Engineering known as International Engineering Foundation programme. (IEF) to enable students who do not have the required qualifications to gain entrance to engineering programmes in UK universities . The IEF is ideal for students after O/Ls to pursue the career in the field of Engineering or Quantity Surveying degree programmes. The course syllabus has extensive coverage on, Engineering Mathematics , Engineering Science, Software Application, Communication Techniques , Fundamentals of Measurements, Civil Engineering Construction, Engineering Physics and is delivered through a balance mixture of academic study and practical course works and projects. Successful completion of the course certificate will be awarded from Edexcel UK as BTEC National Diploma in Engineering. more…

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December 31, 2009 at 9:23 pm

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Muslim returnees affected by flood in Musali

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Muslims resettled at Musali areas in Mannar recently are very badly affected by the downpour experienced there at present.

The LTTE evicted Muslims resettled after 19 years and undergoing difficulties and hardships without electricity, lack of toilets and transport facilities are burdened with more difficulties due to the rain presently experienced in those areas.

Around 4,200 families were expelled from Musali in the year 1990 and that number has now been increased to more than 10,000 families. Out of the 1,526 families resettled so far, the government has resettled only 53 families and others went back to their places on their own and resettled there.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009 14:49 Muslims resettled at Musali areas in Mannar recently are very badly affected by the downpour experienced there at present.

The LTTE evicted Muslims resettled after 19 years and undergoing difficulties and hardships without electricity, lack of toilets and transport facilities are burdened with more difficulties due to the rain presently experienced in those areas.

Around 4,200 families were expelled from Musali in the year 1990 and that number has now been increased to more than 10,000 families. Out of the 1,526 families resettled so far, the government has resettled only 53 families and others went back to their places on their own and resettled there

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December 31, 2009 at 3:47 pm

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Second attack by Jaffna Tamil print media ‘Valampuri’ on Jaffna muslims

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Jaffna Muslims upset over the news story that ‘dog meat was found in a Muslim (Kotthu Rotti) hotel at the Five junction in Jaffna’ the ‘Valampuri’ Tamil daily carried in its issue today, protested over this story carrying placards.

This is Second attack by Jaffna Tamil print media ‘Valampuri’ on muslims said s.mohamed Sarraj from Jaffna      he said  it deliberately carried disinformation about Muslims in  Jaffna this time about muslim’s  tea rooms and food rooms

Jaffna muslims gathered at  the Five junction and   set fire to today’s issue of ‘Valampuri’ while the trusties of the Mohamadiya Jummah mosque in Jaffna released report condemning this story

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December 30, 2009 at 8:12 pm

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Political moves alleged to divide Islamic scholars

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Reports that individuals aligned to the Government have taken steps to intimidate and divide the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) for political purposes have appalled Sri Lankan Muslims, former minister Imtiaz Bakeer Markar said.

In a special statement Mr. Markar said that the role of the ACJU is of significant importance to the Muslim community especially as a minority within a multi-religious Sri Lanka, therefore attempts to weaken the organization would only be detrimental to efforts to create a peaceful and harmonious Sri Lanka.

“Attempts made by any individuals or group to threaten or to force division among the Islamic scholars of this country will be seen by the ordinary Muslims as nothing short of extremely irresponsible and repugnant behaviour,” he said.

The statement said that ACJU – the unifying body of Islamic theologians representing all the main schools of thought existent in Sri Lanka – in addition to providing leadership on theological matters has and continues to play a vital and fundamental role in sustaining unity and harmony within the country’s Muslim community.

“Any citizen, including Presidential candidates has the right to seek a meeting with any of the religious leaders of Sri Lanka’s religious communities. Similarly, the ACJU has the right to agree to a meeting with any citizen of the country, be it a Presidential candidate or not,” the statement said.

He said that Muslims of the country demand these unscrupulous elements to cease their shameful efforts to create division and discord aimed at gaining narrow political benefits.

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December 28, 2009 at 2:20 pm

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‘PLA’ a creation of govt. to rig Presidential Election – Hakeem

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The so-called Peoples Liberation Army does not exist and was a creation of the government aimed at rigging the forthcoming Presidential Election, SLMC leader Rauff Hakeem alleged yesterday.

He said that the Rajapaksa regime was allegedly planning to use armed Tamil groups under the guise of them being the ‘PLA’ to prevent Tamils and Muslims from voting for General (Retd) Sarath Fonseka, the Oppositions Common Presidential Candidate.

“The PLA does not exist nor is the report that it has 300 members and was planning to recruit another 5,000 cadres correct”, he said. “Being a non existent group, it obviously cannot be linked to the Palestinian Liberation Organization as claimed by the government.”

The East was being terrorized by armed Tamil groups supportive of the Rajapaksa administration. It is their members, who would be used to create a fear psychosis and also rig the Presidential Poll Hakeem alleged.

“At the last Eastern Provincial Council Election, pro government armed Tamil groups stuffed the ballot boxes in the Ampara District”, he alleged. “In certain voting centers a turnout of between 95 to 98 per cent had been recorded. Such  high percentages are simply not possible.”

Hakeem said that the UNF has requested the Elections Commissioner to ensure the conduct of a free and fair Presidential poll.

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December 28, 2009 at 11:37 am

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Palestinians appeals Sri Lanka Muslims to vote for Mahinda Rajapaksa

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Palestinians in and out of Palestine have extended an appeal to Muslims of Sri Lankato wholeheartedly support President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the forthcoming Presidential election.Palestinians have expressed their gratitude and the3ir sincere thanks to Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who for the last 40 years was fighting for the Palestinians.

Jamal Bawatneh, a former Minister of Muslim Affair and Wafq in an appeal to the Muslims of Sri Lanka writes, “During my visit to Sri Lanka this year to open the Yasser Arafat Mosque and Yasser Arafat Road in Belruwela, I was warmly received by President Rajapska and the people of Sri Lanka and I got the opportunity to understand his closeness to the ‘Palestinian Cause’, during the long discussion I had with him.In his appeal he further adds: During my stay in Sri Lanka I met a large number of Muslim leaders and it was their view that President Rajapaksa, is a close friend of the Muslims. He had done a lot to the Muslims specially to those who were displaced by the LTTE terrorists.

In conclusion Jamal Mohammed Baeatneh, in his appeal says: We are made to understand that President Rajapaksa is seeking a fresh term and I appeal to all my Muslim brothers and sisters and others who support the Palestinian Struggle to support him and make him the President of Sri Lanka once again.Given below the full text of the appeal mde by Jamal Mohammed Baeatneh Former Minister of Muslim Affairs and Waqf in Palestine to the Muslims of Sri Lanka:

“On behalf of the Palestinians in and out of Palestine, I express my grateful thanks to President Mahinda Rajapasksa who had been fighting for the Palestinians during the last 40 years.

“During my visit to Sri Lanka this year to open the Yasser Arafat Mosque and Yasser Arafat Road in Belruwela, I was warmly received by President Rajapska and the people of Sri Lanka and I got the opportunity to understand closeness to the Palestinian Cause during the long discussion I had with him.

“During my stay in Sri Lanka I met a large number of Muslim leaders and it was their view that President Rajapaksa is a close friend of the Muslims. He had done a lot to the Muslims specially to those who were displaced by the LTTE terrorists.“We are made to understand that President Rajapaksa is seeking a fresh term and I appeal to all my Muslim brothers and sisters and others who support the Palestinian Struggle to support him and make him the President of Sri Lanka once again.

Mr.Jamal Bawatneh
Former Minister of Muslim Affair and Wafq
24.12.2009”

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December 25, 2009 at 2:59 pm

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Revival of Eastern LTTE wing, a govt. canard – Hakeem

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The “revival” of the LTTE in the East, was a government canard to create a fear psychosis among the people during the Presidential Election campaign, SLMC leader Rauff Hakeem said.

Addressing a public meeting in Thoppur, Trincomalee last week, he said that the so called “LTTE Group headed by Kones”, was none other than a combination of pro-government Tamil armed groups, that continued to terrorise the Eastern Province population.

“The re-grouping of the LTTE in such a short time, after its entire leadership had been wiped out is impossible,” Hakeem said. “The Rajapaksa regime claimed to have decimated the LTTE. It is now spreading a canard about the revival of the organisation in the East, to create a fear psychosis among the people during the Presidential Election campaign.”

The 5,000 eastern LTTE cadres referred to by the Rajapaksa administration, he said actually belonged to armed Tamil groups supportive of the government and were in no way part of the “imaginary LTTE Eastern wing.”

Hakeem said that the Muslims and Tamils would vote for General Sarath Fonseka at the forthcoming Presidential polls, since they have been given a raw deal by the Rajapaksa administration.

“The problems faced by the Tamils and Muslims, have not been addressed, even seven months after the war had ended. Instead, the government is trying to sell the war to win the Presidential Election,”he said. “But the masses have had enough of broken promises. They will ensure General Fonseka’s victory on January 26.”

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December 25, 2009 at 12:45 am

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