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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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Bodu Bala Sena Meets President Mahinda Rajapaksa

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Bodu Bala Sena Meets President Mahinda Rajapaksa

January 27, 2013

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Buddhist priests representing Bodu Bala Sena met President Mahinda Rajapaksa this afternoon at Temple Trees and discussed a host of issues during the near two-hour meeting.

While discussing a number of problems pertaining to Buddhist temples, priests and the practice of the Buddhist religion in the country overall, one of the main points of the conversation revolved around some of the ongoing disputes between some Muslim and Buddhist groups.

Referring to the various messages that have appeared in the media recently, President Rajapaksa requested the group not to engage in any activities that would be seen as promoting communal hatred.

 

Halaal Certification Explained

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By J.T. Mahmud

During the last few months there has been increasing criticism from certain quarters to the halaal certification scheme of ACJU (All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama). In Sri Lanka, most non-muslims have the impression that halaal is something only to do with animal slaughter. This is a misunderstanding of the Arabic word halaal which means ‘permitted’ and its opposite haram means ‘prohibited’. Halal and haram are universal terms that apply to all facets of life. However, we will use these terms only in relation to food products, meat products, cosmetics, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, food ingredients, and food contact materials. ACJU’s halaal certification process, besides monitoring abattoirs, also involves the scrutinizing of ingredients in food production facilities that do not deal with any slaughter and instead produce consumer items. Unfortunately, wrong figures are given and wrong accusations are made against ACJU, which has taken the shape of a disinformation and defamation campaign. This article is an attempt to try and dispel these false claims and present the facts and figures to the readers so that they may realize and understand the truth.

 

හලාල් සහතිකය සඳහා අය කරන මුදල් ත්රස්‌ත සංවිධානවලට ලබා දෙන්නේ නැත - සමස්ථ ලංකා ජමියියතුල් උලමා

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හලාල් සහතිකය ලබා ගැනීමට සමස්ථ ලංකා ජමියියතුල් උලමා අය කරන මුදල් ජගත් ත්‍රස්ථ අරමුදලට ලබා දෙන බවට නගා ඇති චෝදනාව ඔප්පු කරන ලෙස අබියෝග කරන්නෙමු. මිනිසුන් උද්වේගයට පත්කිරිම සඳහා මෙවන් මුසාවාද ඉදිරිපත් නොකරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටින්නෙමු.

හලාල් (අනුමත) සංකල්පය පිළිබඳව මෙවන් අසත්‍ය තොරතුරු ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමෙන් හෙළිදරවූ කර ඇත්තේ මෙම විශය පිළිබඳව නොදැනුවත් බව මිස අන් කිසිවක් නොවේ. හලාල් හෝ අනුකුත් ඉස්ලාමිය ප්‍රශ්ණයන් පිළිබඳව දැනගැනීමට අවශ්‍ය නම් කරුණාකර අප සමග සම්බන්ධ වී කරුනු පැහැදිළි කර ගැනීම සුදුසු යැයි සිතෙනෙමු.

හලාල් සහතිකය ලබා ගැනීම සඳහා අය කරන ප්‍රමාණයන් විස්තර පහතින් ලබා දී ඇත්තෙමු. අපගේ ගිණුම් රජයේ නීති රීති වලට අනුකුලව නිවැරදිව පවත්වාගෙන යන අතර ඒවා වාර්ෂිකව විගණනය කොට සහතික කර ඇත. මේ කිසිවක් රහස් ලෙබණ නොවන අතර මෙය පරික්ෂා කර බැලීම සඳහා අප කාර්යාලය වෙත ක්‍රමාණුකූලවපැමිණ එම කරුණ ඉටු කර ගත හැකි බව ප්‍රකාශ කරන්නෙමු.

හලාල් සහතිකය සඳහා ගාස්තු අය කිරීමක් ඇයි?

 

Sri Lankan Wins International Quran Contest

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Sri Lanka’s Rifti Muhammed Rizwan, who came first in the international Holy Quran recital contest, held at Mecca in Saudi Arabia recently, returned to the country on Wednesday. Eighty six countries participated in the event.

This is the first time that a Sri Lankan had secured the top slot in this prestigious international contest.

 

ACJU Press Release on Cricket

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1433-11-16 | 2012-10-03

அகில இலங்கை ஜம்இய்யத்துல் உலமாவின் ஊடக அறிக்கை

கிரிக்கெட்டின் வெற்றியை நிதானமாக அனுகுவோம்

தற்போது இலங்கையில் நடைபெற்றுக் கொண்டிருக்கும் கிரிக்கெட் சுற்றுப் போட்டியில் ஏதாவது ஒரு நாடு வெற்றி பெறலாம், ஆனால் வெற்றியின் பின்னர் நமது நாட்டின் ஜக்கியத்திற்கும் இறைமைக்கும் பாதிப்பு ஏற்படாத வகையில் சகலரும் நடந்து கொள்ளவேண்டுமென அகில இலங்கை ஜம்இய்யத்துல் உலமா அன்பாக வேண்டிக் கொள்கின்றது.

 

Media Communique by ACJU re: destruction of a place of Buddhist worship in Bangladesh

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We are deeply disturbed and outraged by reports of the destruction of a place of Buddhist worship in Bangladesh.  We are saddened that this despicable act is said to have been committed by a group of misguided Muslims.  We unreservedly condemn this reprehensible act and call upon the Government of Bangladesh to take immediate action in this regard.

Such acts of religious bigotry and intolerance are completely prohibited by the tenets of Islam which is a peaceful and viable way of life.   The Holy Quran expressly states that there is no compulsion in religion and exhorts all Muslims to engage with persons of other faiths with reason and kindness.   The Holy Prophet of Islam (on whom be peace) was the very epitome of compassion and tolerance.  Islamic history is replete with instances embodying such tolerance.   If one may give a random pick – the Holy Prophet was persecuted and assaulted when he preached his message in the city of Taif.

 

Dr Faiz Marikkar and Riyazdeen Shahjahan are among the TOYP 2012 winners

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Dr. Faiz Marikkar wins Academic Leadership award and

Riyazdeen Shahjahan bags the award for contribution to media.

Ten Outstanding Young Persons award recipients for 2012

The Ten Outstanding Young Persons or the TOYP award recipients for 2012 organised  the junior Chamber International were announced on Monday evening.

The Ten Outstanding Young Persons  is one of the most prestigious international award seletion and has been held in Sri Lanka for the past thirty three years.

International luminaries who have won this award in the past include former US President’s, John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Henry Kissinger.

The winners of the award this year are in the category of business, economic and entrepreneurial accomplishment, Thushantha Jayasundara.

The award for academic leadership was won by Dr. Faiz Marikkar.

 

[Protest in Dehiwala] Buddhists monks and villages protest

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By Azra Ameen

Buddhist monks took to the streets yesterday again demanding the demolition of yet another Muslim community building in Colombo, claiming it was illegal.

Over 250 protestors led by Buddhist monks staged a demonstration yesterday in front of Galvihara Road, Dehiwala, calling for the demolition of the Madarasa ‘Darul- Qur’an lil Baranil Iman.

The protestors charged it is an illegal construction and a place where goats are scarified.

The Police was immediately deployed to avoid any clashes.

One of the monks leading the protest claimed the Madarasa should be demolished as the Muslims had constructed it illegally; a claim many Muslims in the area are disputing.

 

Eastern provincial election soon; parties consulted

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Chief Minister agrees to dissolution; President in bid to revitalise SLFP

By Chris Kamalendran

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has directed members of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) to be prepared for an early election in the Eastern Province. Eastern Provincial Council Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan said he gave his consent on Thursday to dissolve the council earlier than scheduled.

Constitutionally, the consent of the Chief Minister is required to dissolve a provincial council.
Three years after the military defeat of Tiger guerrillas, the government wants to put its popularity to the test in the East by holding provincial council elections.

 

Scholar urges Sri Lankan expats to stay calm over racial tensions back home

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By RIYADH: MD RASOOLDEEN, ARAB NEWS STAFF

Published: May 6, 2012 00:07

A Sri Lankan Islamic scholar currently visiting the Kingdom said racial tensions following an attack on Dambulla mosque in Sri Lanka had greatly eased and the country’s government is trying its best to resolve this issue amicably.

“We firmly believe that very soon a satisfactory solution will be realized on the initiative of the government,” M.I.M Rizvi Mufthie, president of the Colombo-based All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama (ACJU) said in Riyadh on Friday. Abdul Cader Al Mashoor Moulana, the Sri Lankan president’s coordinating secretary, was also present at the lecture.

Mufthie, who was adjudged among the 500 most influential Muslims worldwide, was addressing the members of the Sri Lankan Muslim community here on Friday.

 

Serandib Educational Foundation (SEF) Scholarship Applications called

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Special Scholarships for O/L High Achievers for GCE A/L Science Stream

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Group of Sixties, an associate body of the Old Boys Association of Zahira College, is pleased to announce this scholarship for ten best students who have obtained excellent grades at the G.C.E. (O/L) 2011 exams. The selected students will be admitted to the new A/L (2012 - 2014) classes at Zahira College, Colombo beginning end of May. This announcement is made with the full collaboration and approval of Zahira College 

   

Fingers Crossed: Religious rifts in Sri Lanka’s Dambulla area, not affecting tourists

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May 01, 2012 (LBO) – Foreign visitors continue to tour Sri Lanka’s central regions, despite ongoing religious tensions where Buddhist monks have demanded a 60-year-old mosque be relocated, a tourism industry lobby said.

"It’s not that much of an issue yet," NilminNanayakkara, president of the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) told reporters.
The central regions which hosts some of the island’s former royal kingdoms and historic Buddhist temples, has been in the news since the dispute flared up recently. The area is one of the key cultural and heritage sites for visiting foreign tourists.
The Buddhist clergy point out that the mosque in Dambulla, some 150 kilometers north of Colombo, are situated inside temple land and should be demolished. The minority Muslims argue that they have been praying in that mosque since the mid-1940s.

Last week, the state offered three alternate locations for the mosque and also offered tax money to fund a new building, an offer firmly rejected by the SLMC.

"We will not agree to any compromise of taking land elsewhere," Sri Lanka Muslim Congress chief and Justice Minister RaufHakeem told reporters.

"We are very, very firm on that.”

Hakeem alleged that "extremist forces" were trying to stir trouble, to fan religious tensions across the island that is emerging after the end of nearly four decades of ethnic bloodshed.

"A strong government must protect the weaker minorities," Hakeem said. "We appeal to the government to ensure that they do not allow xenophobic forces to hold the country hostage."

Sri Lanka is recovering from a 30-year ethnic war which ended in 2009. In 1983 the state failed to protect thousands of minority Tamils who perished in ethnic riots, in landmark breakdown of rule of law and justice.

Sri Lankan citizens have taken up arms against the state three times, the Sinhalese majority twice and the Tamil minority once as the country was buffeted from both state intervention and nationalism.

Courtesy: LBO.lk

 

Fingers Crossed: Religious rifts in Sri Lanka’s Dambulla area, not affecting tourists

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May 01, 2012 (LBO) – Foreign visitors continue to tour Sri Lanka’s central regions, despite ongoing religious tensions where Buddhist monks have demanded a 60-year-old mosque be relocated, a tourism industry lobby said.

"It’s not that much of an issue yet," NilminNanayakkara, president of the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) told reporters.
The central regions which hosts some of the island’s former royal kingdoms and historic Buddhist temples, has been in the news since the dispute flared up recently. The area is one of the key cultural and heritage sites for visiting foreign tourists.
The Buddhist clergy point out that the mosque in Dambulla, some 150 kilometers north of Colombo, are situated inside temple land and should be demolished. The minority Muslims argue that they have been praying in that mosque since the mid-1940s.
   

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