On Thursday 13 October 2016 Sri Lanka, once a strong defender of brutalised Palestinian rights, abstained from voting on UNESCO resolution which deprecated Israeli violations in and around the al-Haram al-Sharif, Masjid Al Aqsa, compound in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds.Read more
After losing more than two dozen elections the United National Party, UNP, was voted to power last year. The entire Muslim community voted for UNP to free themselves from the post-war persecution of Muslims by the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime.
However dismissing Muslim sentiments the UNP led coalition aligned itself, virtually unconditionally with the United States led British, French and Israeli neo con war mongers who have unleashed, world-wide a barbaric war against Islam and Muslims, destroyed several Muslim countries, killed millions of Muslims, forcing out millions of them into refugee camps and to cross the mighty oceans facing death for hundreds of them in deep waters and the rest finally ending up in European streets as beggars.Read more
Political and economic instability and govt’s inaction have frustrated people
Muslim community which voted for President Maithripala Sirisena’s government as a whole is beginning to feel insulted due to government’s indifference to rising threats and derogatory statements by racist elements.
Muslims in general expect the government to enforce law and deal with those who are hell bent on provoking them to react to justify an Aluthgama type island wide attack.Read more
by Latheef Farook :
Veteran trade unionist turned politician Seyed Ahmed Seyed Alavi Moulana who passed away during the holy month of Ramadhan on Wednesday 15 June 2016 was buried at the Dehiwala Burial ground following day.
Discussing about Moulanaa friend of mine TilakJayasingha, Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Palestine, reminded me that his uncle,Communist Party Trade Union Leader M.G.Mendis who later became RatgamaMP, time and again used to saythat;Read more
by Priyakala Manohara :
In this age and time, trade trumps the world. The Island is endowed with geo-strategic location in the Indian Ocean, and it is not ignorant of its geo strategic potential. Confronted with an economic crunch at home, it capitalizes its natural potential to capture foreign investments and trade opportunities to sustain its appetite to become an economic hub in the Indian Ocean at a time when its strategic location has become an allure to the Island’s neighbor to super powers and to aspiring ones to super power status.Read more
Many criticised mainstream media’s failure to highlight sufferings of Muslim victims.
by Latheef Farook :
It is a welcome sign that Muslim civil society went into action in full swing to help the victims of torrential rains, widespread floods, landslides and gale force winds wreaked havoc since 14 May 2016. Hundreds of thousands were turned overnight into homeless and penniless destitute.Read more