Archive for June 2011
The Foreign Employment Bureau (FEB) while dismissing media speculation of the public execution of Rizana Nafeek in Saudi Arabia said they are working hard together with Saudi authorities for her release.
FEB Chairman Kingsley Ranawaka speaking to Daily Mirror Online today said that the speculation of her execution is most probably triggered by the recent execution of an Indonesian maid who was beheaded for murdering her employer who had repeatedly abused her. Read the rest of this entry »
Several Muslim organizations have requested President Mahinda Rajapaksa to appoint a permanent independent committee to deal with Haj pilgrimages stating that appointments of politicians to such a committee had resulted in many abuses..
These organizations say that the Haj committees so far appointed have commercialized the pilgrimages serving the needs of Haj travel agents by allowing them to fleece the Haj pilgrims. Read the rest of this entry »
The Channel 4 programme “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” mixes a large collection of samizdat amateur footage from mobile phones and video cameras – mostly un-attributed and uncorroborated, with comment from unnamed sources with distorted voices and shadowed faces. And human rights lawyers. It was brutal, it was shocking, but it wasn’t journalism”, states the UK’s Sunday Times journalist and TV Critic, AA Giles, in a critical comment on the programme.
“Not a second of this has been shot by Channel 4; none of the eyewitness accounts comes from journalists,” he observes. Read the rest of this entry »
The establishment of 60 new courts around the country will be completed within this year. A number of new courts are to be established in the areas of Northern and Eastern provinces, the Ministry of Justice said.
The new courts will end the delay of justice delivered by courts, the Minister of Justice Rauf Hakeem said. With the establishment of the new courts, the Ministry of Justice expects to change the court divisions of the country. Read the rest of this entry »
lankamuslim.com: The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), and the National institute for literacy USA say Every year, at least two million adults considered to be functionally illiterate swell the ranks of Americans unable to read. 42 million American adults can’t read at all; 50 million are unable to read at a higher level that is expected of a fourth or fifth grader.
Illiteracy Statistics: 42 million American adults can’t read at all; 50 million are unable to read at a higher level that is expected of a fourth or fifth grader.The number of adults that are classified as functionally illiterate increases by about 2.25 million each year.20 percent of high school seniors can be classified as being functionally illiterate at the time they graduate Read the rest of this entry »
Lankamuslim.com: A presidential election is expected to be held in Egypt in October or November 2011.It will be the second presidential election in Egypt’s history, following the 2005 election and presidential confirmation referenda in 1999, 1993, and earlier. Hosni Mubarak had been President from 1981, following the assassination of Anwar Sadat, until his forced resignation in February 2011
many figures join a long list of candidates for Egypt’s top post. Leading among presidential candidates are Prominent Muslim scholar Mohamed Selim Al-Awa and former chief of the UN nuclear watchdog Mohamed ElBaradei and outgoing Arab League chief Amr Moussa and A senior member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh Read the rest of this entry »
“Steps have already been taken in this direction at diplomatic level,” he said addressing the media after a meeting held with judges and lawyers at the Kandy Courts Complex on Thursday Read the rest of this entry »