මැයි දිනයේ ප්රණාමය දහදියට හා කඳුළට - ජනාධිපති2016 අප්රේල් 29 12.00 p.mRead More...
නව ආර්ථීක, දේශපාලන අවකාශයට පියවර තබමින් සිටින වර්තමානයේ, එළැඹෙන මැයි දිනයේදී වැඩ කරන සමස්ත ජනතාවගේ අභිලාෂයන් සාක්ෂාත් කරමින් ලද ජයග්රහණයන් යථාර්ථවත් කර ගන්නට කැපවීම මැයි දින අධිෂ්ඨානය බවට පත් කර ගත යුතුයැයි ජනාධිපති මෛත්රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා පවසයි.
කිරුළපන ගියොත් සංවිධායක ධුර අහෝසියි2016 අප්රේල් 30 08.11 a.m (ලසන්ත වීරකුලසූරිය) කිරුළපන පැවැත්වෙන ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂයේ මැයි රැලියට සහභාගි වන ශ්රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂ මන්ත්රීවරුන්ගේ ආසන සංවිධායක ධුරයන් අත්හිටුවීමටත් සෙසු අය සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඉන් එහා ගිය පියවර ගැනීමටත් ශ්රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ මධ්යම කාරක සභාව තීරණය කරනු ඇති බව එහි අභ්යන්තර ආරංචි මාර්ග අනාවරණය කරයි.Read More...
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සම්බන්ධන් ඇතුල් වුනේ මහජනතාවගේ ඉඩම්වලට - අගමැතිවර්තමානයේ රට තුළ පවතින මාධ්ය නිදහසට විශාලම තර්ජනය එල්ල වන්නේද මාධ්ය වෙතින්ම බව අග්රාම්ය රනිල් වික්රමසිංහ පවසයි. අගමැතිවරයා ඒ බව කියා සිටියේ ශ්රී ලංකා මුස්ලිම් මාධ්ය සංසදයේ විසි වන සංවත්සර උළෙල අමතමිනුයි. අන්තවාදී අදහස් පරාජය කොට සිංහල, දෙමළ, මුස්ලිම් සියලු ජාතීන් එක්ව රට තුළ ස්ථාපිත කළ ප්රජාතන්ත්රවාදය සහ නිදහස...Read More...
‘Radicalisation’ among Sri Lankan Muslims‘Radicalisation’ among Sri Lankan Muslims A number of recent opinion pieces penned by some well-known writers have drawn attention to the growing ‘radicalisation’ among the Muslims of Sri Lanka. Among the key concerns raised are that Sri Lankan Muslims are becoming ‘exclusivist’ and ‘self-alienating’ by following a strict interpretation of Islam, manifested in particular by the growing number of Muslim women who have adopted all-encompassing ‘alien, Arab attire’.
By conflating the veil with radical Islam, the writers, perhaps inadvertently, are feeding into Islamophobia, (an unfounded fear of Islam), and fanning the flames of social discord.
Most Muslim women choose to veil themselves because they view it as a religious obligation....
The Prophetic Advice concerning ChildrenPROPHETIC ADVICE CONCERNING Children ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ Hadith #1 Sayyidina Anas ibn Malik (Radiyallahu Anhu) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,“ He is not one of us who is NOT COMPASSIONATE TO THE YOUNG and respectful to the elderly”► Hadith #2 Hazrat Jabir b. Samura(Radiyallahu Anhu) reported: I prayed along with Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) the first prayer. He then went to his family and I also went along with him when he met some children (on the way). He began to pat the cheeks of each one of them. He also patted my cheek and I experienced a coolness or a fragrance of his hand as if it had been brought out from the scent bag of a perfumer. ► Hadith #3 Once Allah's Messenger(peace...
Six monks remanded over protesting near Homagama CourtRavana Balaya convener, the Ven. Iththekande Saddhatissa Thera, five other monks and five lay persons (including a woman) were produced before Homagama Magistrate Ranga Dissanayaka yesterday and re-remanded on charges of disruption of court proceedings by their unruly behaviour on January 25. The re-remanded suspects are Ravana Balaya convener, the Ven. Iththekande Saddhatissa Thera, former JHU MP and president of Sihala Ravaya, the Ven Akmeemana Dayaratne Thera, Sihala Ravaya secretary, the Ven Magalkande Saddhatissa Thera, the Ven Badalkumbure Ariyashantha Thera, the Ven Medirigiriye Punyasara Thera, the Ven Passara Pagnajothi Thera, Sumithra Malkanthi, K.S.Namal Shantha, M.A. Mahesh Prasanna, N.D. Senakumara, and S.M. Chinthaka Seneviratne. These suspects had been taken into custody on three occasions and remanded on charges of unlawful...Read More...
Brotherhood claims victory based on unofficial tallies, but SCAF decree limiting presidential powers overshadows count.
The Muslim Brotherhood has declared their candidate, Mohammed Morsi, the winner of Egypt's presidential runoff, and unofficial vote tallies show him leading the race by more than one million votes.
The group held a press conference early on Monday morning to announce Morsi's victory. With 12,793 of the country's roughly 13,000 polling stations reporting, Morsi had 12.7 million votes, while his opponent, Ahmed Shafiq, had 11.84 million, the group said.
His staff and supporters broke into chants of "down with military rule" after the results were announced.
Morsi himself also spoke. He addressed the families of the martyrs killed during the revolution, and promised to restore their rights in a "state of laws".
He also reached out to Egypt's Coptic Christians, promising that everyone would be part of "his family". He also said he was not looking for "revenge", and promised to work for all Egyptians.
"Thank God, who guided the people of Egypt to this right path, the path of freedom and democracy," he said, vowing to work for a "civil, democratic, constitutional and modern state".
The Brotherhood's numbers matched with other unofficial tallies from local and international media. Shortly after 3am local time [00:00 GMT], Al Jazeera's tally had Morsi leading with 7,896,440 votes (52 per cent), and Shafiq trailing with 7,152,894.
El-Shorouk, an independent Egyptian daily, had Morsi with 6,820,944 votes, and Shafiq with 5,490,158, a margin of 55 per cent for Morsi.
All of the results released on Sunday night are unofficial and a final tally will not come out until later this week.
Representatives from Shafiq's campaign told several local media outlets that they would not accept the Brotherhood's tally, and would wait for final results.
In a statement, Shafiq, the final prime minister under deposed president Hosni Mubarak, also accused the Brotherhood of fraud.
"The Muslim Brotherhood supporters offered large sums of money and food supplies to bribe voters into voting for MB's candidate Mohammed Morsi," the statement said. "They used intimidation, threats and violence against supporters of candidate Ahmed Shafiq."
Turnout was lower than during the first round of voting in May, according to Hatem Bagato, the secretary-general of the presidential election commission, who held a press conference in Cairo on Sunday. About 46 per cent of Egypt's 51 million eligible voters cast their ballots during the first round.
SCAF issues its constitutional annex
The new president will take office amid great political uncertainty.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Egypt's military rulers, added to the confusion on Sunday night, when they released their long-awaited "constitutional annex", a decree outlining the powers of the new president.
Those powers are quite limited: He may declare war, for example, only after seeking SCAF's approval. The decree also reminds the president that he can call on the military to quell "unrest" inside the country.
SCAF dissolved parliament last week following a ruling by the supreme court, which found the legislature unconstitutional. The court ruled that provisions of the electoral law - which allowed political parties to compete for seats reserved for independent candidates - violated the constitution.
With the legislature gone, the generals reasserted control over the legislative process, and over the country's budget.
"The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces shall exercise the powers referred to under the first clause of article 56 [the article on legislative power]... until the election of a new People's Assembly," the decree states.
The decree issued on Sunday promises fresh legislative elections, but not until a new constitution has been drafted. Before it was dissolved, the parliament appointed a 100-member assembly to draft that constitution; it will be allowed to continue its work, though if it runs into "obstacles", SCAF will appoint a replacement.
The Muslim Brotherhood was quick to condemn the decree, calling it "null and unconstitutional" in a brief statement on Twitter. Asked about the decree during the group's press conference, Ahmed Abdel-Atti, Morsi's campaign co-ordinator, said he expected "popular action" against it in the near future.
Source: Al Jazeera