Archive for May 2011
CMA Sri Lanka signed a MoU with International Airline and Business Academy FZ. LLC. (IABA) – situated in the Dubai Knowledge Village, to launch the CMA Sri Lanka professional management accounting online e-learning course for Sri Lankans employed in Dubai and the Middle Eastern countries.
The CMA Sri Lanka online course is specially meant for the Sri Lankan community and is a flexible fast-track route for those in employment, a professional qualification for graduates and under graduates and students after A/Levels Read the rest of this entry »
By Maryam Azwer
My name is Maryam. I am a Muslim, I am Sri Lankan and I am a journalist. And not one of these three identities challenge the fact that I wear a headscarf. The first one encourages it, the second one is indifferent to it. And so is the third. As a girl growing up among a minority in this country, I’ve had to answer my fair share of Islam-related questions: Why do you pray five times a day? Do you really fast for one month? What does ‘halal’ mean?
And (because I do it) the more popular: Why do you cover your head? Not the prison its made out to be and The ‘ninja’ look is in!Not the prison its made out to be and The ‘ninja’ look is in! Read the rest of this entry »
The changes in the Islamic Banking and Finance industry have been tremendous since its inception in the early 1970s. However this sharp growth has not been met with developing the required human capital base. There is a dearth of Islamic Banking and Finance professionals not only locally but also regionally and globally. First Global Knowledge Centre (FGKC) – the educational arm of the Fist Global Group – pioneered the introduction of Islamic Finance education with a view to opening the doors for greener pastures through a career in Islamic Banking and Finance.
FGKC is the brainchild of its Founder and Managing Director Muhammad Ikram Thowfeek, a Chartered Accountant by profession and an Islamic Banker by practice. It was established in 2007 and is the pioneer in Sri Lanka in the field of Islamic Banking and Finance education. Read the rest of this entry »
The spectacular determination on Sunday, 15 May, by tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees, to return to their ancestral homeland, from which they were so mercilessly and so brutally uprooted at the hands of evil Zionist gangs, demonstrates that the right of return will never ever die.
It also underscores that the right of return, which the apartheid entity known as Israel, has been trying to obliterate and consign to oblivion by way of propaganda and conspiracies, remains the crux of the matter and will never go away as long as even a single Palestinian refugee remains dispersed in the Diaspora Read the rest of this entry »
The program targeted at new students receiving university entrance is scheduled to commence on June 23.Supreme Court Judge Bench headed by Justice K. Shripavan had informed of this to the AG when the petition, filed by the Students’ Movement for Human Rights, challenging the training program was taken up today (May 20) Read the rest of this entry »
Under a cloak of secrecy, the first film adaptation of controversial author Salman Rushdie’s celebrated novel “Midnight’s Children” has finished shooting in Sri Lanka. Canadian director Deepa Mehta chose the South Asian island as a location instead of India or Pakistan, where the book is set, to avoid problems with religious fundamentalists.
“He’s got the Muslims,” Mehta told the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail, which was granted access to the set before the completion of filming on Sunday. “And I’ve got the Hindus.” Read the rest of this entry »
The Census and Statistics Department has said the results of the census that is currently being carried out will be issued step by step from August this year. According to the Department, this is the first national census to be taken island wide after almost three decades.
Director in charge of the national census, H.R. Gunasekara has told the media that once the census is completed, it will be used as the official data on demographic, social and population and the living patterns of Sri Lankans for the next decade Read the rest of this entry »