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SL denies Public execution reports

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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 »

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June 28, 2011 at 10:12 am

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Don’t appoint politicians to Haj Committee

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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 »

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June 26, 2011 at 7:01 pm

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Channel 4: Brutal and shocking, but not journalism – Sunday Times UK

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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 »

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June 26, 2011 at 6:51 pm

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60 new courts to be established this year

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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 »

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June 26, 2011 at 6:00 pm

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50 million americans, unable to read and write !

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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 »

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June 22, 2011 at 9:34 pm

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Leading figures in Egyptian presidential candidates

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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 »

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June 19, 2011 at 10:26 pm

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Sri Lanka to take legal action against Channel 4 – Minister Hakeem

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Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem said Sri Lanka will take legal action against the ‘Channel 4’ television channel for telecasting a concocted and controversial video to damage Sri Lanka’s image abroad.

“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 »

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June 18, 2011 at 9:08 pm

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A genuine solution for all communities – need of the hour

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By Latheef Farook: Once again talks are underway to deal with minority issues which had turned this paradise island, a proud role model for the third world during independence in 1948, into Asia’s worst killing field. However, despite all destruction and killings, even today, talks are confined to issues facing the Tamils, ignoring the plight of the Muslims, the third largest community living scattered all over the island. This indicates even today the minority issue is not clearly understood

The defeat of the LTTE has provided a rare chance to solve the ethnic problem in a peaceful, give-and-take and live-and-let-live atmosphere. Such a move will certainly help remove deep-seated suspicion, enmity and bitterness and bring about unity. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 18, 2011 at 9:02 pm

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“Gaza and Palestine have also won,” Erdogan told well-wishers.

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“Gaza and Palestine have also won,” Erdogan told well-wishers. He added, “Believe me, Sarajevo won today as much as Istanbul, Beirut won as much as Izmir, Damascus won as much as Ankara, Ramallah, Nablus, Jenin, the West Bank, Beit-Ul-Moqaddas won as much as Diyarbakir.”

According to Today’s Zaman newspaper, Turkey has taken another step forward on the thorny road toward democratization with the general elections on Sunday having brought the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) to power for the third time Read the rest of this entry »

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June 14, 2011 at 9:49 am

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Turks vote in parliamentary elections

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More than 50 million eligible to vote in Turkey as ruling party seeks third straight term in office:Polls have opened in Turkey where more than 50 million Turks are eligible to cast their ballots to elect a new 550-seat parliament. Voting started at 7am (0400 GMT) on Sunday in eastern Turkey and an hour later in the west.

All polling stations are expected to close at 1400 GMT and preliminary results are expected after 1800 GMT. Voters were queuing outside polling stations in Ankara, the Turkish capital, as voting began, the AFP news agency reported Read the rest of this entry »

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June 12, 2011 at 6:39 pm

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Saudi Arabian built Tsunami houses handed over

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Saudi Arabia has handed over the ownership of 500 housing units it built for the 2004 tsunami victims. Saudi Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Abdul Aziz Al-Jammaz handed over the symbolic key to the 500 tsunami houses to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday.

Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2006 to build 1000 housing units for the people affected by the 2004 tsunami in the Ampara district Read the rest of this entry »

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June 11, 2011 at 7:49 pm

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Palestinian women stripped naked during provocative prison search

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WEST BANK, (PIC)– Four Palestinian women detained at the Israeli HaSharon prison were stripped naked during a humiliating and provocative cell search, those women told the Ahrar prisoner studies center.

The names of the women held for alleged security reasons were left undisclosed. The search was conducted by ten female and five male prison guards and security and intelligence officials as well as the director of Room 2, where the women reside. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 9, 2011 at 8:37 pm

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The government doesn’t have relocation policy: Imelda Sugumar

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Jaffna district Divisional Secretary Mrs. Imelda Sugumar said in an interview that  the government dos not have relocation   policy  to relocate jaffna muslim IDPs. Imelda Sugumar differentiates  relocation from the government  resettlement program.

She   said Tamil IDPs going back to their original places to resettle, they did not face  land problem because they are coming back in a short period of time but Muslims are in different problem, they are coming back after 20 years to their original places, their one family after 20 years had  Grown  into several  families , when they were in jaffna most of them  had been lived in 4 to 6 perch land, those lands now  could not be shared  by  Grown families Read the rest of this entry »

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June 8, 2011 at 9:23 am

Posted in Muslim news

Travel ban on School Principals and Teachers for Their Religious Activities

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The Southern Province Governor banning school principals and teachers to travel abroad for religious obligations on school days. Accourding to the The Nawamany paper news, a circular had been circulated by the Governor. that  circular has been sent to all zonal directors of all educational divisions of south province.

It is learned that as a result of this circular Muslim principals and teachers are the mostly affected ones.   Further Muslims teachers are taking leaves to go to Makkah for their religious activities such as Hajj and Umra, the Sinhala teachers are applying leaves to go to Dambadiva’ in India for their religious activities and Tamil teachers are also taking such leaves go abroad Read the rest of this entry »

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June 7, 2011 at 4:44 pm

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Students not exposed to sexual culture: Army

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The Higher Education Ministry and the Minneriya Infantry Training Centre yesterday denied Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) allegations that participants in the leadership training programme were exposed to sexually explicit material at the Minneriya Centre on June 4.

Minneriya Infantry Training Centre Commandant Asoka Amunugama said none of the students was exposed to such material and added that the misleading rumours were connected to a beauty culture programme, which was conducted for three hours as part of the personal grooming course Read the rest of this entry »

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June 7, 2011 at 1:04 pm

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Iran, Sri Lanka call for boost in ties

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Iran and Sri Lanka have underscored the need for enhanced relations during a meeting between a senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official and the Sri Lankan president.

In the Monday meeting between Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia and Oceania Affairs Mohammad Ali Fathollahi and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the two sides called for the expansion of ties by exhausting all available means, Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a press release on June 6. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 7, 2011 at 11:04 am

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SLMC CALLS FOR MUSLIM REPRESENTATION IN TALKS

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By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema The major Muslim party in the country, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) says that any political solution to the ethnic issue should be acceptable to the Muslim community. Some Muslims have claimed that various solutions proposed to solve the ethnic issue have so far failed due to the non-inclusion of the Muslim community.

The SLMC is therefore to officially request the government to  include them as the third party in the talks between the government and major Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on finding a political solution to the ethnic issue Read the rest of this entry »

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June 6, 2011 at 9:44 pm

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Concerns Over Kalpitiya Tourism Development Programme

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The tourism development project proposed by the government in several islands in the Kalpitiya area has come under fire by environmental and fisheries organizations.The government proposed the development of 14 islands in the Kalpitiya area aimed at promoting tourism.

The organizations have expressed concerns over the huge development projects that would take place in the islands after a land grab by the private sector Read the rest of this entry »

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June 6, 2011 at 9:38 pm

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Haneyya calls on Ban Ki-Moon not to ignore occupation massacres

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GAZA, (PIC)– Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haneyya said that the landing of Freedom Flotilla II due to set sail 20 June will mark the end to the five year Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip. He said during the opening of the Freedom Flotilla Martyrs Square on Tuesday that the arrival would erase the negative effects of the siege and promote the Palestinian cause on international forums.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian premier expressed surprise over statements by UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon urging European countries to thwart departure of ships from their ports alleging the mission could instigate “violent clashes” Read the rest of this entry »

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June 1, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Posted in World News