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CMA Sri Lanka to conduct CMA programme in Dubai

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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 »

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May 30, 2011 at 9:58 pm

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Living Beneath The Veil

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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 »

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May 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm

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Islamic Finance Education -FGKC

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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 »

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May 22, 2011 at 5:28 pm

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The right of return will never die

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By Khalid Amayreh in Occupied Jerusalem

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 »

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May 20, 2011 at 8:15 pm

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SC informs AG to look into postponing leadership program

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The Supreme Court has informed the Attorney General to look into the possibility of postponing the leadership training program for university students for 07 days.

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 »

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May 20, 2011 at 8:04 pm

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Rushdie’s ‘Midnight’s Children’ secretly filmed in Sri Lanka

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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 »

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May 19, 2011 at 10:59 pm

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National Census To Be Issued By August

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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 »

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May 17, 2011 at 9:53 pm

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Sri Lanka – Iran to enhance trade ties

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Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has told the visiting Sri Lankan Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen that Iran is ready to enhance ties with Sri Lanka in industrial and commercial fields.

Reports from Tehran said that the discussion included construction of cement factory, machine manufacturing, and building construction. The two Ministers also have discussed plans to establish a joint Business Counci which would support the activities of the private sectors of both coountries and bring their businessmen closer Read the rest of this entry »

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May 17, 2011 at 9:46 pm

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More Opposition To Leadership Training Programme

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The education sector trade unions have opposed the leadership training programme proposed for new entrants to universities by the government.

Students unions affiliated to universities have already objected to the proposed leadership training programme to be held for university students in military camps. The Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) has already threatened legal action against the move Read the rest of this entry »

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May 16, 2011 at 9:56 pm

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Two Muslim leaders in Sri Lanka, meet President

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Two prominent scholars from Saudi Arabia who are also the heads of two world scale Muslim organizations called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa, this morning. Among those two was the President of the World Muslim Congress Prof. Dr. Omar Naseef.

While the other is Prof. Dr. Hamid Bin Ahmad Al-Rifaie who heads the International Islamic Forum for Dialogues . The meeting took place at the Temple Trees-news360

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May 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm

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Palestinians Sign Unity Deal

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CAIRO – Rival Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas signed Wednesday, May 3, an Egyptian-brokered reconciliation deal to heal a four-year feud.”We announce to Palestinians that we turn forever the black page of division,” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in his opening address cited by Reuters.

“We announce the good news from Egypt which has always carried its national and historical responsibility towards the Palestinian people.“Four black years have affected the interests of Palestinians. Now we meet to assert a unified will,” added the Fatah leader Read the rest of this entry »

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May 6, 2011 at 3:08 pm

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Saudi Arabia agrees to increase Haj quota

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Saudi Arabian authorities have agreed to increase the quota of Haj pilgrims granted to Sri Lanka to more than 8,000 during the forthcoming pilgrimage season, said Environment Deputy Minister and Member Sri Lanka Haj Committee A R M Abdul Cader.
The deputy Minister who was a member of the Haj Committee which visited Saudi Arabia to negotiate with Saudi Arabian Authorities at diplomatic level said their Saudi counterparts treated them in a very friendly manner and offered a very positive response to the representatives made by the Sri Lankan Haj committee. He said the Saudi authorities also agreed to provide more guides for Sri Lankan pilgrims during the Haj pilgrimage. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 5, 2011 at 8:15 pm

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Red shirt clad SLMC MP shown the door

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Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Trincomalee district MP M.S.Taufeek had to leave the Parliament chamber today after he came dressed in red colored short sleeved shirt which was deemed unsuitable attire for a legislator.

The MP who walked into the Chamber and occupied a back row seat was asked to leave the Chamber shortly afterwards by Deputy Serjeant-at-Arms Narendra Fernando. Male legislators are required to wear the national suit, tunic or full suit while attending sittings. Female legislators are required to be clad in sari.- sundaytimes

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May 5, 2011 at 8:02 pm

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The UN report is unfair – All Ceylon Jammiathul Ulama

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All Ceylon Jammiyathul Ulama, the apex body of Islamic Theologian in Sri Lankan has request to Ban ki moon, the UN panel of expert’s report is totally unfair, therefore we appeal to your excellence to reconsider the whole issue of the appointment of the expert panel and its report and instead help Sri Lanka to forge ahead with vigour helping all her people to live in a peaceful and just society as one . Read the rest of this entry »

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May 5, 2011 at 3:45 pm

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President to declare open Inter-faith Conference

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa will declare open the two day conference on Inter-Faith Dialogue on ‘Building World Peace – Role of Islamic Buddhist Dialogue’.  The conference will be held at Hotel Galadari today (4th).

This was announced by the Chancellor of the Sabaragamuwa University, Professor, Venerable Kumburugamuwe Vajira Thero participating in an Inter-faith Conference on 2600th Sambuddhathva Jayanthiya held in Colombo yesterday Read the rest of this entry »

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May 4, 2011 at 8:29 pm

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