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ACJU regrets the misinformation carried out by certain sections of the media on the statement made in Riyadh

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The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) regrets the misinformation carried out by certain sections of the media on the statement made in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by our leader Al Sheik Rizwe Mufti. Nowhere did Al Sheik Rizwe Mufti call for the demolition or relocation of the Mosque in Dambulla, nor does the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama subscribe to such thought. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 16, 2012 at 8:52 am

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An appeal to the Muslims!

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A request from the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama:Muslims of this country are deeply worried over the recent incident took place in Dambulla in which a gang stormed the Jumma Mosque of Dambulla and damaged the place on 20 April, Friday. Muslims along with peace loving citizens of Sri Lanka are fretful if this incident would negatively impact the reconciliation that has started to sprout among communities since recently. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 25, 2012 at 5:37 pm

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3rd Halal Expo: 2012 Halal Exhibition & Trade Fair in Galadari Hotel Colombo

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Sri Lanka’s third Halal product exhibition and trade fair will be held in Galadari Hotel Colombo on the 19th & 20th of February 2012. This event is held with the intention of enhancing Halal Awareness among local and foreign, Muslims and non-Muslims. By attending this event you can get to know not only about Halal foods but also about Halal Travel and Tourism, and Halal Leisure and Lifestyle Read the rest of this entry »

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February 12, 2012 at 7:30 pm

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SL only non-Muslim country which broadcasts Azan – Parliamentarian AHM Azwer

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Sri Lanka is the only non-Muslim, country which allows broadcasting of Azam-Call for Prayers – daily in the national radio, said Al Haj. A.H.M. Azwer, Member of Parliament. He was addressing the Opening Sessions of the world Muslim Congress Conference at Hotel Ramada recently Azwer said a united and concerted effort must be made by the World Muslim and Arab countries to thwart the conspiracies hatched by the so-called super powers to decimate Muslim countries and to eliminate world Muslim leadership. This can be dangerous to other countries in the region. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 6, 2011 at 8:48 am

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Religious leaders’ contribution to co-existence important

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The significance of consulting religious leaders in efforts to foster co-existence among communities as well as in development was stressed at a discussion between representatives of the Congress of Religions and President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees, Tuesday(8).

The talks focused on working out a home-grown resolution to the North and East, convening religious leaders in those areas and holding discussions with them, initiating an appropriate program to foster harmony among communities with the help of religious leaders, Read the rest of this entry »

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November 12, 2011 at 7:50 pm

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Sri Lanka can be Islamic finance hub for South Asia: official

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Zulfath Saheed: Sri Lanka’s Islamic finance sector, ideally positioned between capital flows of the Middle East and East Asia, has the potential to become an Islamic finance hub, particularly for the South Asian region, said an industry official.“What Hong Kong is to China, Sri Lanka can be to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh in terms of the (Islamic) banking hub,” said Reyaz Mihular, partner at KPMG Ford, Rhodes, Thornton & Co. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 10, 2011 at 8:04 pm

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The Northern muslims commemorate 21 Black October

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The month of October is historic for the Northern Muslims of Sri Lanka – on this day, in 1990, the Tamil Tigers completed forcibly eviction of Northern Muslims from Northern districts of Sri Lanka – Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaithivu, Mannar and Vavuniya. Today, the lives of these Muslims, who have been displaced for 21 years, they commemorate 21 Black October.

The northern Muslims who were forcibly evicted by the LTTE complete 21 years as IDPs today. Black October is an unforgettable part of Sri lankan Muslim history. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 31, 2011 at 7:58 am

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Sri Lanka clarifies fate of destroyed Muslim shrine

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By Charles Haviland BBC News, Colombo: Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has clarified earlier reports about the fate of a Muslim shrine destroyed by a crowd of Buddhist monks.

The shrine in the town of Anuradhapura was demolished by the monks earlier this month. Mr Rajapaksa told the BBC he could not order the structure to be rebuilt, as was reported earlier. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 20, 2011 at 5:00 pm

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Sri Lanka’s pilgrim quota increased

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By MD RASOOLDEEN | ARAB NEWS RIYADH: Saudi authorities have raised Sri Lanka’s quota for the upcoming Haj to 3,800 pilgrims, which is an increase of 1,000 over the allotted number, the country’s new consul general in Jeddah Adam Bawa Uthumalebbe told Arab News on Saturday.

Uthumalebbe, who succeeded Sabarullah Khan, assumed duties at the Jeddah consulate last week. Prior to his posting in the Kingdom, Uthumalebbe was the chairman Read the rest of this entry »

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September 19, 2011 at 9:36 pm

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Moragoda launches roadmap for betterment of Muslims

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Milinda Moragoda, the UPFA mayoral candidate for Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) who launched a roadmap for the betterment of Muslim community in Colombo City yesterday pledged that he would not allow anyone to violate the rights of any ethnic or religious group living in the city.

He also pledged to create an understanding of the Muslim culture within the other communities, and to introduce facilities for the Muslims to obtain vocational training. Mr. Moragoda said he would work with Muslim religious bodies Read the rest of this entry »

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September 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm

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Muslim shrine destroyed in Anuradhapura

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By Charles Haviland BBC News, Colombo: A group of Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka led a crowd that demolished a Muslim shrine last week, the BBC has learned. This incident took place on Saturday in Anuradhapura, an ancient Buddhist city and Unesco world heritage site.

The monk who led the group told the BBC he did it because the shrine was on land that was given to Sinhalese Buddhists 2,000 years ago. But a prominent Muslim in the area said he was very sad and the sentiment was shared by many Sinhalese too. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 15, 2011 at 10:25 pm

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Trouble fixing teams: appointed in Dikwella

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M.Rizni Mohamed: Clash erupted between two groups in Dikwella was solved by choosing two teams from Muslims and Sinhalese Community to deal with the problems.

Today the both communities representatives participated in a meeting held in Dikwella DS office. The meeting was organized and led by Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Dullas Alahapperuma , he activily participated in the meeting and appointed two teams each having six members from both communities . the ministerDullas Alahapperuma told the representatives such problems will be dealt with the newly appointed two teams , Read the rest of this entry »

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September 4, 2011 at 9:14 pm

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Sharia Banking will help steer the local economy

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Chairman of Sri Lanka’s newly established Amana Bank, the first Islamic Bank in the country Osman Kassim says Sharia Banking principles will help steer the Sri Lankan economy, the same way it helped countries like Malaysia.

Kassim also says this concept of banking will also lend greater stability to the local economy. The bank’s Chairman who has been instrumental in formulating the vision to establish a fully fledged Islamic Bank in Sri Lanka 15 years ago disclosed Read the rest of this entry »

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September 4, 2011 at 7:38 pm

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No Jihadi groups : Defence Secretary

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M.Rizni Mohamed: Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa denied that the Muslim extreme elements are behind the Cresee Yaka incidents.

The Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa denied the  media falsifying  when representatives of the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ullama (ACJU) and Muslim Council met Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa  recently to discuses the unrest due to  the Grease Yakka  incidents in Muslim areas . It is noted that   Some media publicize  that there are Jihad groups, Islamic terrorist groups are operating in our country they are behind the Grease Yakka incidents. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 29, 2011 at 7:42 am

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Muslim Council Heads meet Secretary Defence

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Representatives of the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ullama (ACJU) and Mosque federations in Ampara, Batticalao, Trincomalee, Kurunagala, Kandy and Puttlam Districts met Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (Aug 23).

Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa while briefing the gathering on the current development projects undertaken in the respective districts also informed the representatives to be aware of certain subliminal attempts aimed at disrupting normalcy. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 23, 2011 at 10:00 pm

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Three Lankans killed in Saudi road accident

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A Sri Lankan couple and their 8-year-old son died in a car accident following Friday prayers on the Madinah-Riyadh highway in Saudi Arabia.

Mohammed Masood, 44, his wife Saleema Rehmet, 42, and their son Mohammed Nasser died on the spot when their car turned over and hit a trailer at Anaqiyah, some 185 kilometers from Madinah, Saudi media reported. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 13, 2011 at 12:03 am

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Rizana calls mom

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Sri Lankan domestic Rizana Nafeek, who is on death row in Saudi Arabia, telephoned her mother who is in Muttur today. Rizana’s mother, Ahamadu Farina, told News Now.lk that her daughter urged her family to get her released from prison.

She also said that Rizana had said she was saving a warm blanket for her mother and remained hopeful of an early release from prison. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 10, 2011 at 7:53 pm

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No ethnic solution without including Muslims: Rauff

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Minister of Justice Rauff Hakeem said non inclusion of the Muslim Community in seeking solutions to the ethnic problem would result in failure. The Minister expressed these views when he met a group of British diplomats including David Burton the chief of Political affairs of the British High Commission at his residence.

Explaining further the Minister said at a time when a 30-year war had ended it was most opportune to provide a solution acceptable to all communities. The Tamil National Alliance represents the aspirations of the majority of the Tamil people; similarly the Muslim Congress Party represents the interests of the Muslim community. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 10, 2011 at 5:59 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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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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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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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

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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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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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