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Defiant Ahmadinejad prompts UN walkout

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Iranian leader accuses US and others of racism, colonialism, war-mongering and blames them for financial crisis: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s president, has accused the United States of using the September 11, 2001, attacks as a pretext to launch wars on Iraq and Afghanistan.

He also attacked the US for its history of slavery, causing two world wars, using a nuclear bomb against “defenceless people,” and imposing and supporting military dictatorships and totalitarian regimes on Asian, African and Latin American nations. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 23, 2011 at 11:36 am

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Moulana wields axe at Mervin

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Western Province Governor and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) veteran Alavi Moulana warned today that  Minister Mervin Silva would face major problems if he tried to stop the animal sacrifices that will be performed by the Muslim community on the eve of the Haj festival.

“If Minister Mervin Silva who prevented the ritualistic animal sacrifice at a temple in Chilaw tries his antics on the Muslims who will sacrifice animals for Kurban, they will take to the streets in protest,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 19, 2011 at 9:30 pm

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Razed Sri Lankan Muslim shrine to be rebuilt

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By Charles Haviland BBC News, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s defence secretary, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, has ordered the reconstruction of a Muslim shrine recently destroyed by Buddhist monks.

Mr Rajapaksa told a delegation of prominent Muslims the shrine will be rebuilt after Buddhist monks led a crowd in tearing it down nine days ago. The monk who led the demolition said the shrine was built on land given to Buddhists 2,000 years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 19, 2011 at 9:27 pm

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SLMC Displeased With Blake

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The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has expressed its dissatisfaction over the failure of US Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake to meet with any Muslim political leaders during his official visit to the country.

The SLMC has said that Blake should have met the Muslim political representatives if the US was keen on discussing a solution to Sri Lanka’s ethnic issue. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 16, 2011 at 9:51 am

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Pardoning of Rizana Nafeek very far away: Uncertainty looms

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Reports reveal that Minister Dilan Perera is making arrangements to constitute a government delegation to seek pardon for the condemned Sri Lankan house maid Rizana Nafeek, who is languishing in the death row at the Dawadami prisons since July 2007.

Dilan Perera, Minister for Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare speaking to Asian Tribune said that he will speak with anybody to seek pardon to the Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana Nafeek. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 15, 2011 at 10:41 pm

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No eviction of tenement dwellers – President

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday said that the government had no intention of evicting tenement dwellers from Colombo city but was focused on providing them with better living conditions.

He emphasised that the government was intent on providing a more livable environment for the permanent city residents within their communities in the form of residential units Read the rest of this entry »

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September 12, 2011 at 10:57 am

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Al Quds Day 2011 Worldwide Solidarity with Palestine – in pictures

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The late Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan as “al-Quds Day,” a day of protest to show the importance of Jerusalem to Muslims. Jerusalem is the third holiest site in Islam after the Saudi Arabian cities of Mecca and Medina  in pictures

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August 29, 2011 at 11:43 am

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