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Seyed bazeer on Boston Lanka News

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July 28, 2010 at 9:24 am

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Sri Lanka is a staunch supporter of Israel’s fight against Palestinian terror, is totally erroneous

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Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Israel Donald Perera says the comments attributed to him in an Israeli newspaper where it was reported that he had said Sri Lanka is a staunch supporter of Israel’s fight against Palestinian terror, is totally erroneous.

In a letter sent to the Israeli newspaper the Sri Lankan envoy said Sri Lanka always values her friendship with Israel and this aspect will continue to underpin the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

However he noted that at the same time the policy of the Government of Sri Lanka, which it has followed in consistent consonance with the position of the Non-Aligned Movement, is that the question of Palestine and the pursuit of lasting peace in the Middle East must be resolved through a two state solution whereby Israel and Palestine will co-exist with each other, within secure and intentionally recognized borders.

“Therefore, the contrary view attributed to me in the news item that Sri Lanka is a staunch supporter of Israel’s fight against Palestinian terror is a totally erroneous rendering of my comments,” he said Read the rest of this entry »

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July 22, 2010 at 9:34 pm

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The Palestine Sri Lanka Friendship Society has expressed outrage

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The Palestine Sri Lanka Friendship Society has expressed outrage over the reported comments made by Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Israel Donald Perera who said that Israel should wage war in Palestine if negotiations are rejected.

Co-President of the Palestine Sri Lanka Friendship Society and Government Minister Ataudha Seneviratne speaking to Daily Mirror online said that no matter what Ambassador Perera had to say, the Sri Lankan government’s stand was to sympathize with the Palestinians and push both sides (Israel and Palestine) for negotiations.

“Anyone can make a statement but the official stand of the government is that we sympathize with the Palestinians,” Minister Seneviratne said.

Meanwhile Co-President and Opposition member Imtiyaz Bakeer Markar said the government should make its stand clear on whether the comment made by Ambassador Perera echoes the sentiments of the Sri Lankan government Read the rest of this entry »

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July 22, 2010 at 9:26 pm

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Six Muslims among nominees for Presidential Award for Scientific Research

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It is said   six Muslims from various parts of Sri Lanka have been selected for the most prestigious Presidential Award for Scientific Research for the years 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. His Excellency President is to honour these scholars with certificates of recognition for their scientific research articles on different subjects, appeared in the most recognised scientific journal of international repute in 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006.

These scholars will be honoured by the President with awards at a ceremony to be held at the temple trees on Tuesday, the 27th instant at 10.30 in the morning.  The following personalities are to be honoured with awards 1). Professor M.A.M. Sitheeque (Maruthamunai), Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, currently attached to University of Science Malaysia 2). Dr. M.C.M. Iqbal (Kandy), Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy 3). Dr. Nazrin Marikkar (Palathurai, Negambo), Researcher Coconut Research Institute, presently at University Putra, Malaysia 4). Mr. M.M. Bahir (Galle), Freelance Conservation Biologist 5). Dr. M.M.M. Najim (Galle), Senior Lecturer, University of Kelaniya 6). Dr. M.I.M. Mowjood (Palamunai), Senior Lecturer, University of Peradeniya.

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July 15, 2010 at 5:23 pm

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USAID and the Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils signed a MOU

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The U.S. Agency for International  Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand the Supporting Regional Governance Program (SuRG) to all 37 Pradesihya Sabhas and one Urban Council in the Eastern Province. The Hon. A.L.M. Athaullah, Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils, and Patricia A. Butenis, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, witnessed the signing.

Under the SuRG program, USAID/Colombo, the development office of the U.S. Embassy, provides technical assistance to local authorities to support their efforts to serve the public. This MOU will expand the SuRG program to include all local authorities in the Eastern Province. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 15, 2010 at 5:14 pm

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Kilinochchi reborn with new development

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Creating a new history, President Mahinda Rajapaksa Inaugurated the Cabinet Meeting on the verge of Iranamadu tank at Killinochchi. This is the first time in Sri Lankan history  a meeting of the  Cabinet of Ministers  held its  meeting out of Colombo.

The Cabinet last month had decided to hold its weekly Cabinet meeting at district level once a month.  Kilinochchi was once famous for its paddy production has had several other industries as well.  Paranthan Chemical Industry was  one of the biggest industries in  the district which not only generated employment opportunities but also contibutted to country’s economy as well. The Iranamadu tank expands to 500 sq km was originally built in the early 1900’s was renovated soon after the independence to realize agricultural benefits to the country from Kilinochchi district Read the rest of this entry »

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July 15, 2010 at 5:06 pm

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The tale of two schools at Parasangaswewa

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July 15, 2010 at 4:58 pm

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Sri Lanka to allow foreign Universities here

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Sri Lanka is to set up a special council with powers to regulate foreign universities. The government for the fist time in the recent budget announced its readiness to allow foreign universities to set up their branches in Sri Lanka.

Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayka speaking in parliament said that legal drafts and standards will be prepared to establish foreign universities in the country.

At present we have 73 private educational institutes preparing students for foreign degrees “ But non of them are coming under the regulatory framework of the University Grant Commission or the Higher education ministry, but set up as private companies under the Board of Investment approval” minister Dissanayaka told Parliament replying an adjournment query raised by an opposition law maker Read the rest of this entry »

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July 7, 2010 at 10:12 am

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Moulavi Niyas Mohamad the Coordinating Secretary to the President on Muslim Religious Affairs passed away

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Moulavi Niyas Mohammad  Gafuri , the Coordinating Secretary to the President on Muslim Religious Affairs and Founder Director of Ihasaniyyah Arabic College, passed away today in Badulla. It is reported that Moulavi Niayas Mohammad has left to  Badulla last evening to attend a Programme scheduled for today,

Niyas Mohammad got his primary school education in Talavakele Hindu College and preliminary religious teaching in the neighborhood Madrasa he became Niyas Moulavi from Gaffooriya and soon got his ‘Kiyadhee’ certificate from Madampe Arabic College and started his long journey that was destined to make him one of the well known orator in the history of Sri Lanka. he led his first group to Hajj pilgrims in year 1978 and continuously guided pilgrims to the Holy city of Mecca until the year 2006

Niyas Moulavi, a household name, not only in Sri Lanka but in the Indian sub continent and in most other places. He is being loved and cherished not only by Muslims but also by Sinhalese, Hindu and Christian May Allah forgive his sins accept his noble deeds and grant him Jennathal Firdouse. Ameen

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July 4, 2010 at 8:34 pm

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Warrant issued on Myown Mustapha

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The Mount Lavinia additional Magistrate today (July 02) issued an arrest warrant on former Deputy Minister Myown Mustapha for failing to appear in Court in a bribery case.Mustafa was indicted on the charge of offering ex-NFF parliamentarian Mohamed Musammil Rs. 4.2 million to obtain his support for Gen. Sarath Fonseka at the January presidential polls.Mustapha is reportedly out of the country

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July 2, 2010 at 11:21 pm

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Court blow for Lanka row author

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A BAHRAIN-BASED author arrested under Sri Lanka’s emergency laws will have to wait another five months in the battle to clear her name. Sarah Malanie Perera is facing charges over her book From Darkness to Light, which described her conversion to Islam but was deemed offensive to Buddha.

The 38-year-old was detained on March 20 after being accused of “anti-state” activities and having links to Islamic militants. She was released last month after paying a bail of 50,000 Sri Lankan rupees (BD166). But during the latest hearing at the Colombo Magistrates Court the case adjourned until November 27.

Ms Perera, who first came to Bahrain in 1985, was arrested for allegedly distributing anti-state and anti-government information across the border. However, she claims she was simply trying to send copies of her books to Bahrain and has denied having links to extremists.

The defendant has been charged under two sections of a law that makes it illegal to insult the religion of others. The first carries a maximum 12-month jail sentence, while the second up to two years in prison and a fine more….

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July 2, 2010 at 11:11 pm

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