Archive for April 2011
Minister Mahinda Amaraweera has said that people should not have an unwanted apprehension about a tsunami, as the Ministry of Disaster Management has a streamline mechanism to inform the people if there is any such danger.
He has said that the Disaster Management Centre and the Met Department are in readiness round the clock to inform about such situations. More than 50 tsunami warning towers have been erected throughout the country Read the rest of this entry »
By Ahmad Ibtes Freelance Writer- London
Wearing Niqab in France has been banned, Holland and Belgium are looking into formulating the same restrictions, building minarets in Switzerland has been outlawed and there has been controversy in Germany of building one of the biggest mosques in Europe.
Strange times for Muslims living in Europe! Ever since 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center the Western world have looked into Islam with a microscope wanting to change parts of it so as not to feel threatened by certain aspects of which they feel are uncomfortable or in other words gearing up to ‘Islamize Europe’. Read the rest of this entry »
The Israeli Ministry of Housing has laid down plans to build a new neighborhood including 800 houses in the Givat Ze’ev settlement northwest of occupied Jerusalem, Israeli Army Radio reported on Thursday.
What makes the neighborhood special is its strategic geographical placement, as it is designed to connect the outlying settlement and make it an integral part of the holy city Read the rest of this entry »
While the President was ranked fourth at the time online voting in the poll closed yesterday, the final 100 selected by the Editors of the prestigious magazine saw him being dropped Read the rest of this entry »
The National Youth Services Council, located in Shainthamaruthu and Head Office of Eastern Province were declared opened by Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma, the Minister of Youth Affairs and Skill Development recently.
In this program Sinhala, Muslim cultural Songs and Dances were held to please the participants. offices of the ministry said that the minister accused to the secretary, though the program was very attractive it was not in accordance with Islamic culture Read the rest of this entry »
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has reached the top ten of TIME Magazine’s ‘TIME 100’ polls most influential people in the world. The President is currently ranked 4th in the list with a total of 85,934 votes. He is the highest ranked political leader in the list thus making him the most influential political leader.
The President, appearing for the very first time in the online poll carried out by Time Magazine, is also the first Sri Lankan leader to be featured in the TIME 100 Top Ten. President Rajapaksa is the only politician among the top order in the list, with South Korean pop idol Rain taking first place. Read the rest of this entry »
By Khalid Amayreh : The Obama administration is reportedly planning to launch a new “peace initiative” in the Middle East. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested the US would make fresh efforts to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over the occupation of Palestine by Zionist Jews who supported and backed by the West, especially the United States.
According to reports from Washington, President Obama will lay out US policy toward the Middle East and North Africa in the coming weeks. Obama had laid out his administration’s policy numerous times, only to discover that Israel’s supporters in Washington possessed a real veto power over the administration’s policy toward the Zionist regime Read the rest of this entry »