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Iran Pledges More Assistance on Sri Lanka

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Iran Government agrees to help Sri Lanka in rural electricity projects, rural water supply projects and road and railway development projects.

An Iranian Government top minister who met Sri Lanka’s Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said that Iran will extend its fullest cooperation to improve the living conditions of the poor people and increase its funds to rural electrification projects and water supply projects. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 29, 2011 at 11:40 pm

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Special leave for Muslim employees

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The Government today called on the private sector employers to provide special leave for Muslim employees so that they could pursue their religious observances during the oncoming Ramazan period that will begin on August 1.

The Labour Ministry has requested that leave be granted during each day between 3.30 a.m. to 06.00 a.m., 3.15 p.m. to 4.15 p.m., 6.00 p. m. to 7, 00 p.m. and between 7.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 29, 2011 at 11:31 pm

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Amana starts first Sri Lankan commercial bank under Islamic law

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(Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s Amana Bank on Friday said it will next week start the operations of the island nation’s first sharia-compliant commercial bank with the opening of 14 branches across the country.

The bank in a statement said it from Monday will offer a range of products including trade and treasury services.Over the last 10 years, Amana developed its insurance and investment divisions as it prepared to become a bank. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 29, 2011 at 11:20 pm

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Newly Elected LG Members To Be Trained

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The Local Government Ministry has said that the newly election members for the local government bodies are to receive training. The local government members are to be trained in law and procedure of the local government system.

They would also be educated on the tender procedures and carrying out development programmes. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 26, 2011 at 9:09 pm

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Iran accuses Israel and US of assassinating scientist

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Iran’s parliamentary speaker has accused Israel and the United States of assassinating a scientist with possible links to the country’s nuclear programme. Darioush Rezainejad’s death at the hands of motorcycle-riding gunmen prompted speculation that a violent and covert campaign to slow Iran’s development of nuclear materials was again underway.

The 35-year old scientist was shot dead outside a kindergarten in east Tehran where he had gone to pick up his daughter. Mr Rezainejad’s wife was wounded in the attack before the motorcyclists sped away. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 26, 2011 at 9:06 pm

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Egypt and Sri Lanka share similar approach on Key global issues

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Message from His Excellency Mr. Fawzi Mohammed El Said Gohar, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Republic of Maldives. On the occasion of the 59th Anniversary of the peaceful revolution of the Arab Republic of Egypt, I extend my greetings and best wishes to my fellow citizens of Egypt and to the friendly people, the President and Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

Today Egypt celebrates the 59th Anniversary of the peaceful revolution of the July 23rd 1952. The revolution that led the struggle of the people to cope with their interests and aspirations. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 23, 2011 at 9:42 pm

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Freelance Writers Wanted at IslamOnline.net

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Islamonline is looking for freelance writers to contribute to its growing website. Writers can contribute according to availability and will be paid as per current remuneration policies.

http://www.Islamonline.net is a news website based in Doha, Qatar. The website deals with Islamic matters, and, Muslim world affairs. IOL presently operates both, a fully fledged Arabic site and an English site through a network of locally based staff writers and; international correspondents and freelance writers. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 22, 2011 at 8:21 pm

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Moulavi’s and Arabic Collage students got permission to wear Caps

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“Only Muslim Moulavi’s and Arabic Collage students can apply for National identity card with photo covering their heads” says the Commissioner of Department of National Registry Jegath P.Vijayaveera.

He further said, the earlier decision to prevent anybody with a headgear to pause photograph for the purpose of national ID was implemented by the defense ministry. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 21, 2011 at 8:27 pm

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Saudis want to personally interview maids

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JEDDAH – More Saudi families now want to personally interview and hire their domestic workers to ensure they get trained workers and do not have to hire illegal housemaids, reports Saudi Gazette.

“Saudis now seem more cautious than before. They wish to interview their housemaids personally. It actually makes our work easier because our clients have to share the responsibility if their maids cheat them,” said Amer Muhammad, the manager of Al-Kuba recruitment company. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 9, 2011 at 10:12 pm

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Urgent Attention To Resolve Land Disputes

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Land and Land Development Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon has warned of the possibility of a different kind of terrorism erupting in the country over land disputes if they are not resolved.

Tennakoon addressing a ceremony in Pottuvil has said that land disputes needed to be resolved soon. He has said that terrorist activities had contributed to the increase in land disputes as a large number of people, especially the Muslims, lost their residences and lands pushing them to the status of IDPs. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 9, 2011 at 10:01 pm

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Oil drilling program in the Gulf of Mannar amended

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The Government has approved changes to the ongoing oil & gas drilling program in the Gulf of Mannar basin, as requested by the explorer Cairn Lanka. Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said, “A thorough interpretation of the seismic survey conducted by the company has revealed that changes in the drilling programme are necessary”.

The explorer has said owing to the findings, drilling locations and drill depths may need changes at short notice due to operational difficulties and emergencies during drilling. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 9, 2011 at 10:00 pm

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Death Sentence on Rizana Nafik

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Dr.As-Sheik Inamullah Masihudeen Naleemi – Scholar in Islamic Shariah.

A Fresh appeal Could be made to the Supreme Judicial Council in Saudi Arabia.

First of all I would like to express gratitude to His Excellency Mahida Rajapakshe, The President of Sri lanka who has sought the intervention of the Custodian of two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdul Azeez with his plea for clemency for Rizana Nafik who has been subjected to the death penalty in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

In latest developments the President has further stepped up efforts by instructing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to make all necessary formalities to send a high level delegation to Saudi Arabia to hold negotiations with the parents of the diseased infant seeking amnesty even against a penalty which his government is prepared to pay. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 5, 2011 at 11:53 pm

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Channel Four’s Circus Tour

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S.M.M.Bazeer
Part 1: ‘ We have to keep them out of the public arena because they are too stupid and if they get involved they will just make trouble. Their job is to be “spectators,” not “participants.”- Noam Chomsky

What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream- Z Magazine, October, 1997

Channel Four’s footage on Sri Lanka broadcast on the 14th June 2011 , created a sanctimonious ripple effect which still has not precipitated from the media. An inward reaction to the Channel Four broadcast in the UK enabled some disgruntled viewers to lodge their complaints with The Broadcasting Complaint Authority’s ( Ofcom ) and its weekly Report covering the period from 14th June 2011 to 20th June 2011 indicates that there were 105 complaints from those who found the Channel four Documentary entitled “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” loathsome and not in compliance with the Broadcasting Code in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 3, 2011 at 11:48 am

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