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  • Voters List Details For 2019 Government Schools Grade One Admission Voters List Details For 2019 Government Schools Grade One Admission
    Assalamu Alaykum W W. Voters List details required for 2019 Government Schools Admission for Grade One (I.e. From 2013- 2017) could be obtained from below link of Elections Department : http://eservices.elections.gov.lk/myVoterRegistration.aspx
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  • This could be your last Ramadaan
    REMEMBER the beginning of Ramadan last year: the festive supermarkets with their jampacked aisles, the makeshift roadside stalls outside restaurants selling crisp sambusas and subiya, the sounds of Adhan emanating from Masajid... My house overlooked a Maghsalat-Al-Amwaat Al-Khairiyyah (a charitable organization which prepares bodies for burial in the Islamic manner), and as I walked home from the neighborhood supermarket laden with packages of food and other essentials in preparation of the next day’s fast, I caught sight of a family accompanying a bier in a hearse. The women huddled together, sobbing quietly, while the men stood at a distance in somber silence. It struck me: While I was going home to the comfort of my home and the company of my family, this person was being dispatched alone, to answer the stern questioning of the grave....
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  • Facebook staff to learn Sinhala insults after Sri Lanka riots
    Three months after Sri Lanka was rocked by deadly anti-Muslim riots fuelled by online vitriol, Facebook is training its staff to identify inflammatory content in the country’s local languages. The social network has been seeking penance in Sri Lanka after authorities blocked Facebook in March as incendiary posts by Buddhist hardliners fanned religious violence that left three people dead and reduced hundreds of mosques, homes and businesses to ashes. Until the week-long ban, appeals to Facebook to act against the contagion of hate speech had been met with deafening silence, at a time when the California-based tech giant was reeling from unprecedented global scrutiny over fake news and user privacy. “We did make mistakes and we were slow,” Facebook spokeswoman Amrit Ahuja told AFP in Colombo. The dearth of staff fluent in Sinhala...
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  • Time-tested bond of Sinhala-Muslim Friendship
    The Muslims of Sri Lanka, since ancient times have been in peaceful coexistence with the other communities of the Island and has proved to be an integral and inseparable component of the Sri Lankan society.



    According to ancient chronicles, traders from countries like Rome, Greece, Persia( Iran ), China, India etc visited Sri Lanka on trade missions. Arab merchants having maintained friendly relationship with natives, had ventured into the interior and coastal areas of Ceylon for trading, even before the advent of Islam. Arabs were only interested in trading and commerce in Sri Lanka in an honest and a just manner The present day Muslims of Sri Lanka, could therefore be considered the descendants of many of these Arabs, Persians, Indians, and Malays etc.  

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  • ‘වඳභාවය ඇති කළ හැකි පෙත්තක් මෙතෙක් සොයාගෙන නැහැ‘

    (ශාන්ත රත්නායක)

    බටහිර වෛද්‍ය ක්‍රමය අනුව වඳභාවය ඇති කළ හැකි පෙත්තක් සොයා ගෙන නැති බව ප්‍රජනන වෛද්‍ය විද්‍යාව පිළිබඳ මහාචාර්ය චන්දිකා විජේරත්න මහත්මිය අද (15) ශ්‍රී ලංකා වෛද්‍ය සංගමයේ මාධ්‍ය හමුවක දී පැවසීය.

    ආහාර සමඟ වඳ පෙති මිශ්‍ර කිරීමෙන් වඳභාවය ඇති කළ හැකි බවට අනියත බියක් සමාජ වෙබ් අඩවිවල ඇතිව තිබෙන හෙයින් ඒ ගැන...
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  • ආණමඩුව හෝටලයට ගිනි තැබු 7 දෙනා රිමාන්ඩ්
    ජුඩ් සමන්ත

    ආණමඩුව නගරයේ පිහිටි  මදීනා හෝටලයට පෙට්‍රල් බෝම්බ තබා ගිනි තැබීමේ සිද්ධියට සම්බන්ධ සැකකරුවන් 7 දෙනා මෙම මස 19 වැනි දා දක්වා රිමාන්ඩ් කිරිමට ආණමඩුව වැඩබලන මහේස්ත්‍රාත් සුනිල් ජයවර්ධන මහතා අද (13) නියෝග කළේය.

    මෙලෙස රිමාන්ඩ් ගත කරන ලද්දේ ආණමඩුව සහ ඒ අවට පදිංචිව සිටි තරුණයින් 7 දෙනෙක් වේ. ඔවුන් වයස අවුරුදු 18 - 22 වියේ...
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  • ජීවිත බියෙන් දිව ආ මුස්ලිම් පවුල් පන්සලේ හංගාගෙන නවාතැන් දුන් ගොමගොඩ හාමුදුරුවෝ
    ජීවිත බියෙන් දිව ආ මුස්ලිම් පවුල්
    පන්සලේ  හංගාගෙන නවාතැන් දුන්
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  • මහසෝන් බලකා කාර්යාලයෙන් ප්‍රචණ්ඩත්වයේ වැලගිය මුලගිය තැන් හමුවෙයි
    මහනුවර ප‍්‍රදේශයේ ඉකුත් මාර්තු 4 වැනි දා සිට  මේ දක්වා සිදු වු සියලූ ප‍්‍රචන්ඩ  කි‍්‍රයාවන්ට මුලිකව කි‍්‍රයා කළ  බව කියන සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන රැඳවුම් නියෝග මත සිටින මහසොන් බළකායේ  ප‍්‍රධානී බව කියන විදානපතිරණයේ අමිත් ජීවන් වීරසිංහ නැමැති සැකකරුට අයත් මහනුවර නත්තරංපොත කුණ්ඩසාලේ පිහිටි කාර්යාලය අද (13) සෝදිසියට...
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  • UN condemns anti-Muslim attacks in Sri Lanka
    2018-03-12 11:10:35 4 2109 The UN's political chief on Sunday condemned anti-Muslim violence that has targeted mosques and businesses in Sri Lanka as he wrapped up a three-day visit to Sri Lanka. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman urged the government to bring the perpetrators of the violence and hate speech to justice. Feltman, who met with Muslim leaders to show solidarity during his visit, "condemned the breakdown in law and order and the attacks against Muslims and their property," a UN statement said. Sri Lanka has been rocked by a week of violent riots by Sinhalese mobs who have attacked 11 mosques and at least 200 Muslim-owned businesses, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency. Three people have been killed and 20 wounded in the anti-Muslim attacks. On Sunday a Muslim-owned...
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Stop The Hate Campaign Against Muslims

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By Harim Peiris

The above was the anguished and rather alarming cry that emanated a few weeks ago from Cabinet Minister and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader Rauff Hakeem. That a minister, of justice at that and the leader of the preeminent Muslim political party had to make a plea for an end to ethno religious hate mongering in Sri Lanka was sobering enough. Coming as it does on the heels of a sustained and systematic low intensity civil assault on the Muslim community, that has included attacks on mosques and Muslim owned businesses is alarming. Sri Lanka is just emerging from nearly three decades of an ethnic based civil war and the signs are ominous that we seemed to have learned nothing from our past and are hell bent on starting a new conflict, this one an ethno religious conflict, with religion thrown into the toxic mix.

 

Why We Should Boycott Halal Products? - By Kasun Adikari

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“Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor upon tradition; nor upon rumour; nor upon what is in a scripture; nor upon surmise; nor upon an axiom; nor upon specious reasoning; nor upon a bias towards a notion that has been pondered over; nor upon another’s seeming ability; nor upon the consideration, ‘The monk is our teacher.’ Kalamas, when you yourselves know: ‘These things are bad; these things are blameable; these things are censured by the wise; undertaken and observed, these things lead to harm and ill,’ abandon them.”- Kalama Sutta: The Buddha’s Charter of Free Inquiry

 

SRI LANKA PARTICIPATES AT GULF FOOD 2013 IN DUBAI

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A large presence of 33 Sri Lankan companies participated at the Gulf Food 2013 in Dubai displaying food and beverage products such as tea, spices, processed food, soft drink, biscuits, virgin coconut oil, dried fruits, herbal products etc. The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) and the Sri Lanka Tea Board (SLTB) in collaboration with the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Dubai organized two country pavilions for tea and other food items.  Gulf Food is the fast growing international trade fair for food and beverage sector and it has been rated as third largest food exhibition in the world and the biggest in the MENA region.

 

GOVT. CANNOT TAKE OVER ISSUANCE OF HALAL CERTIFICATION - KEHELIYA

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The Government today stated that it could not take over the responsibility of the issuance of the Halal Certification, Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said today.

 

The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) on February 26 requested the government to take over the issuing and administration of Halal certification in Sri Lanka.

 

The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, the Muslim scholar council asked the government to take an initiative to end the row after Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), or Buddhist Force, staged a rally and issued an ultimatum that all halal certified goods must be taken off the market shelves by end of March.

 

Without Hala Certification We Lost 15 Million" - Vendol Chairman Mr. Lelwala G Godakanda

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හලාල් සහතිකය නොමැතිකමෙන් කෝටි එකහමාරක පාඩුවක් අපට සිදුවෙලා තිබෙනවා - වෙන්ඩෝල් ආයතනයේ සභාපති ලේල්වල ජී ගොඩකන්ද

හලාල් ලාංඡනය අද වන විට විශාල ප්රශ්නයක් බවට පත් කරගෙන. අපේ නිෂ්පාදනවල සත්ව තෙල් අඩංගු නොවන බව නිෂ්පාදන කටයුතු ඇරඹුණු අවධියේ සිටම සිංහල, දෙමළ, ඉංග්රීසි භාෂාවලින් දක්වා තිබුණා. හලාල් හරහා එය වඩාත් තහවුරු කිරීමක් සිද්ධ වෙනවා. හලාල් ලාංඡනය සඳහා ව්යාපාරිකයෙක් වසරකට රුපියල් එක් ලක්ෂ හැත්තෑපන් දහසක් ගෙවනවා යැයි කීම සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම අසත්යයකි.අපි වර්ෂයටම සඳහා ගෙවන්නේ රුපියල් නවදාහක මුදලක්. අපි ළඟ සඳහා ගෙවීම් කළ රිසිට් පත් තිබෙනවා. අද දේශීය ව්යාපාරිකයෝ වශයෙන් පිටරටවලටද අපේ නිෂ්පාදන යොමු කරනවා. ජාත්යන්තරව විශේෂයෙන් මැදපෙරදිග ඇතුළු මුස්ලිම් රටවලින් අපේ නිෂ්පාදනවලට හොඳ ඉල්ලුමක් ලැබෙන්නේ හලාල් ලාංඡනය නිසයි. නිසා ව්යාපාරිකයන්ට හලාල් තිබිමෙන් වාසියක් මිස අවාසියක් සිදු වන්නේ නැහැ. හලාල් කියන්නේ සුදුසුයි කියන අර්ථයයි. හලාල් ලාංඡනයෙන් අපේ නිෂ්පාදන සුදුසුයි කියනවා. හරාම් කියන්නේ නුසුදුසුයි කියන අර්ථයයි. හලාල් නෑ කියන්නේ හරාම්. අපේ

 

Islam, Halal, Haram issues in Sri Lanka - A useful read for knowledge seeking Non-Muslims

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World views...

Each one of us has a world view, the way he looks at the world and understands his place in it. Amongst these competing world views is the religious , agnostic,humanism, aethism views of people.  Obviously, all the available world views cant be true and in order to discern whats  right,  one would need to  ask whether a world view  portrays the truth and is at least reasonable. Secondly, is such a view capable of explaining reality as a whole as we cannot be satisfied if a world view gives answers to only a part of reality. Next matter of concern is if a chosen world view caters to human needs and potential; provide proper values to live by and valid goals to strive for.

Purpose of a Divine Revelation.

Human reasoning alone will not guide a Man in the knowledge of where he came from , what is his purpose  on earth and where he is going to; you need Revelation to tell you that and Islam is the final complete religion based on revelation by the creator of Man, for Man.

 

President at Muslim Ladies College, Colombo :

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Unity, a must to protect country’s good image

Dharma Sri ABEYRATNE

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said communal harmony and unity are a must for the overall development of the country and moreover protecting the country’s good image. The President said we can stand only if we are united _ divided we fall.

He added that education is the major resource while knowledge is the main weapon. “The future of the country is with the younger generation especially with the students,” he said. The President was addressing a gathering at the Muslim Ladies College, Colombo, yesterday after declaring open the newly constructed four storied school building.

 

Sinhala Muslim amity intact, small group creating tension over Halal: ACJU chief

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By Anthony David

As controversy grows over the issue of Halal certification by the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU), a Cabinet Sub Committee is trying to work out a solution to the crisis. Against this backdrop, the Sunday Times spoke to ACJU President As-Sheikh M.I.M. Rizwe (Mufthi), and Halal expert Tariq Mahmud to get their views on various allegations regarding the Halal issue.

Excerpts from the interview:

What are the goals and the vision of the ACJU? When was it formed?

The ACJU was started in 1924. It is a body set up for Sri Lanka and not based on any foreign model.. Our objective is to promote cultural, social and economic welfare of the Muslims in accordance with Islam.

We provide social service, educational service and give Shariah advice to Muslims when they contact us. For instance, they contact us to know about Islam’s stance on marriage and divorce. The ACJU has a Halal division which is involved in issuing Halal certification.

 

Halal: Food for thought

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By Charundi Panagoda

Halal, a word that has stirred much controversy and tension in the country, is simply Arabic for “permitted,” as opposed to Haram, Arabic for “prohibited.” Under Sharia Islamic law, Halal and Haram designate objects and actions permissible or sinful for Muslims.

More commonly, Halal is a term referred to food items Muslims are allowed to consume under Islamic dietary guidelines. The Quran explicitly forbids Muslims from consuming pork, blood, carrion, alcohol, meat over which God’s name has not been pronounced, animals slaughtered in the name of any other than God and animals that have been strangled or beaten to death, killed by a fall, gored to death or killed by another animal and not finished off by a human.

In order to ensure that food they consume does not contain any Haram products, Muslim communities worldwide rely on the Halal certification, including predominantly non-Muslim countries such as the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and Thailand.

 

பெரும்பான்மையினரது சீற்றத்துக்கான பிண்ணனிகள் [Reasons Behind Extremism]

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by Sheikh S.H.M.Faleel

பேராசிரியர் ஜயன்த செனவிரத்னவின் தலைமையில் இயங்கும் மதங்களுக்கிடையிலான உரையாடலுக்கான நிலையத்தின் (IFDC) ஏற்பாட்டில் அனைத்து மதங்களையும் சேர்ந்த மதத் தலைவர், சமூக ஆர்வலர்களுக்கான மூன்று நாள் (18–20/01/2013) கருத்தரங்கில் கலந்து கொள்ளும் சந்தர்ப்பம் கிட்டியது.

அதில் பௌத்த மதத்தின் கருத்தைப் பிரதிநிதிப்படுத்திப் பேசிய கொழும்பு பாலி பௌத்த பல்கலைக்கழக விரிவுரையாளர் அளுத்கம விமலரத்ன தேரர் கூறிய கருத்துக்கள் இங்கு குறிப்பிடத்தக்கவை. பௌத்த மதம் மெத்தா (அன்பு), கருணா (கருணை) முதிதா (பிறரது முன்னேற்றம் கண்டு சந்தோஷம்) உபேக்ஸா (தீவிரவாதமற்ற நடுநிலை) ஆகிய நான்கு கோட்பாடுகளை அடிப்படையாகக் கொண்டிருக்கிறது என்று அவர் தெரிவித்து உண்மையான பௌத்தத்தின் தன்மையை வெளிப்படுத்தினார். இவை பௌத்தர்களுக்கு மத்தியிலான உறவில் மட்டுமல்ல பிறருடனான தொடர்பிலும் கடைப்பிடிக்கப்பட வேண்டும் என்று தான் பெரிதும் வலியுறுத்துவதாகக் கூறினார்.

 

Govt. and Ulamas reiterate -‘halal certificate’ voluntary

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The Government and the All Ceylon Jaamiyathul Ulama (ACJU), reiterated today, that obtaining of the halal certificate is voluntary and the entire process is based on International specifications.

Leader of the House and Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, on behalf of the government, made a detailed response today to Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe who asked the government to take steps to ease religious tension. In his statement the previous day, Mr. Wickremesinghe said that the ACJU, the apex body of Muslim clerics, had no legal power to issue Halal certification on business ventures.

 

ඇත්තටම කව්ද මේ මුහම්මද්?

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ආගම් හා දර්ශන නො වන්නට මේ ලෝකය මහා දරුණු තැනක් බවට පත් වන්නේ ය. එසේ නො වුයේ නම්; මිනිස් සංහතිය මේ වනවිටත් විනාශ වී තිබෙන්නට පුළුවන. සෑම ආගමක ම අර්ථය මිනිසා ශිෂ්ට සම්පන්න කිරීම ය. මිනිස් සමූහයාගේ සහජීවනය මතු කොට ජීවිතයේ පරමාර්ථ ඔවුනට කියා දීම ය. ලෝක සමාජය විසින් අදටත් පිළිගනු ලබන හා අදහනු ලබන පුරාණ ආගම් කිහිපයක් තිබේ. බුදු දහම, ක්‍රිස්තියානි දහම, හින්දු දහම හා ඉස්ලාම් දහම ඒ අතර ප්‍රධාන වේ.

   

ALL ARE FREE TO ACCEPT OR REJECT HALAL CERTIFIED PRODUCTS - NIMAL SIRIPALA

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The government regrets the statement made by Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe regarding the Halal certificate and the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama organization, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva stated.

The Opposition Leader had stated in parliament yesterday  (February 6) that the government is responsible for ensuring that a clash between the Sinhala and Muslim does not occur like in 1915 while requesting the government to look into reports of Muslim people being harassed by the Sinhalese and in turn cases of Sinhalese shop owners being forced to get the Halal certification by Muslims.

 

ඔබ සිටින්නේ කොතැනද? (Where Do You Stand?)

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Divaina Editorial (27 January 2013)

ඔබ සිටින්නේ කොතැනද?

රටේ වර්ධනය වෙමින් තිබෙන ආගමික අන්තවාදී හා මූලධර්මවාදී ක්‍රියාකාරකම් හඳුනාගෙන ඒවා මැඬපැවැත්වීම සඳහා විශේෂ තේරීම් කාරක සභාවක්‌ පත්කිරීමට කටයුතු කරන බවට ඇමැති නිමල් සිරිපාල ද සිල්වා මහතා විසින් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී කරන ලද ප්‍රකාශය අපි බෙහෙවින් අගයමු. ඇමැතිවරයාගේ එම ප්‍රකාශයට තුඩුදුන් විපක්‍ෂයේ මන්ත්‍රීවරයකු වන අනුර කුමාර දිසානායක මහතාගේ අනතුරු හැඟවීම ද සියලුම දේශපාලන ආගමික ජාතික නායක කාරකාදීන්ගේ නොමඳ අවධානයට යොමු විය යුතු බව ද අපි හඟිමු.

   

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