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  • Democracy Threatened: Impunity, Political Patronage & Rollback Of Devolution
    By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – R. Sasilan: Assistant Commissioner of Elections Today we are opening new living quarters for our Election Commission’s man-in-charge in Batticaloa. I am so glad because R. Sasilan is a man I am proud of. He stands up for what is right without fear or favor. When a minister distributed gifts in elections some years ago, he confiscated a gift pack and filed a complaint with the police. The police, as often happens, disappeared the evidence. Sasilan sent a report to the Commission and that too disappeared....
  • Coronavirus funerals: Sri Lanka's Muslims decry forced cremation
      Image copyrightEPA Image captionSri Lankan Muslim women wait for a Covid-19 test. Some in the community are fighting cremation rules Sri Lankan authorities are insisting on cremation for coronavirus victims - a practice forbidden by Islam. The nation's minority Muslim community says they are using the pandemic to discriminate, writes BBC Sinhala's Saroj Pathirana. On 4 May, Fathima Rinoza, a 44-year-old mother of three from Sri Lanka's minority Muslim population, was admitted to hospital with a suspected case of Covid-19. Fathima, who lived in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, had been suffering from respiratory problems and the authorities feared she had caught the virus. On the day she was admitted to hospital, the family was "set upon" by the authorities, her husband Mohamed Shafeek said. "The police and military along with...
  • ජිනීවා මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලයේදී රටවල් 5කින් ලංකාවට චෝදනා
    පාස්කු ප්‍රහාර සම්බන්ධයෙන් සැකපිට අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන සිටින නීතිඥ හිජාස් හිස්බුල්ලා රඳවා තබාගැනීම, විශේෂ බළකායේ සැරයන් සුනිල් රත්නායකට ජනාධිපති සමාව ලබාදීම ඇතුළු කරුණු ගණනාවක් පදනම් කරගනිමින් එක්සත් රාජධානිය ඇතුළු රටවල් 5ක කණ්ඩායමක් එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලයේදී ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට චෝදනා එල්ල කර ඇතැයි ජිනීවා තානාපති...
  • මුස්ලිම් නීතිඥයාට එරෙහිව 'ත්‍රස්ත සාක්කි' ගෙතූ රහස් පොලිසියට විනිසුරු විරෝධය

      පාස්කු බෝම්බ ප්‍රහාරයට සම්බන්ධ යැයි ජනමාධ්‍ය මගින් ප්‍රචාරය කරමින් ත්‍රස්තවාදය වැළැක්වීමේ පනත යටතේ අත්අඩංගුවට ගනු ලැබු මුස්ලිම් ජාතික නීතිඥවරයකුට එරෙහිව ව්‍යාජ සාක්ෂි ගෙතීමට රහස් පොලිසිය විසින් දරණ ලද උත්සාහයක් විනිසුරුවරයකුගේ මැදිහත්වීම නිසා ව්‍යර්ථ වී තිබේ.

    නීතිඥ හිජාස් ඕමර් හිස්බුල්ලාහ් රඳවා...
  • Gnanasara Thero Once Again Inciting Sinhalese Against Muslims
    Malicious campaign pushing discriminated and frustrated Muslims to wall Few weeks ago Ven Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thero, known for inciting Sinhalese and unleashing violence against Muslims, said he would dissolve his organisation Bodu Bala Sena as it has achieved its target of setting up a Sinhala Buddhist government without minority support. Latheef Farook Following the election of the present government to power on 15 November 2019, he was rather quiet. Now that the parliamentary election is forthcoming, he has started his campaign once again pitting the Sinhalese against Muslims.There were reports that during the presidential elections in November 2019 Buddhist monks and temples were used to demonize Muslims to win Sinhala votes assuring security. As part of this campaign to win Sinhala votes, he attempted to brand as extremist, several...
  • Hejaaz: A lawyer for all seasons

    A year has passed since the deadly Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka. Victims, survivors, and the general public still await answers. Amidst these desperate demands for accountability, Hejaaz Hizbullah, a prominent Muslim lawyer, is suddenly – and most unexpectedly – arrested and detained.

    I met Hejaaz during the first-ever debating tournament I participated in. He led the team from S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia, and I represented St. Joseph’s College, Colombo. Our teams made it to the finals that year. I recall Hejaaz as a fierce competitor with the rare gift for conveying an argument with charisma and conviction. He also had a great sense of humour, taking friendly banter in good spirit. The Thomians triumphed that year, and deservedly so.

    What strikes me now is...
  • Muslim writer in jail for 60 days without "explicit evidence"
    A group of activists in Sri Lanka has called upon the government for the unconditional release of a Muslim writer who has been held in detention for more than
    sixty days without “explicit evidence being produced”.

    In a letter to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) the Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim activists say that Ramzy Razeek arrested on April 09 for allegedly violating the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and Cyber Crimes Legislation has also been denied medical treatment and legal access in detention.

    “Despite orders from the Magistrate to allow him access to medicine, reliable sources state that his health condition is deteriorating due to lack of access to specific medicines of which he is in dire need. A lawyer attempting to visit Razeek this week, was also denied...
  • அடையாள அணிவகுப்புக்கு முன் ஹிஜாஸின் அடையாளத்தைக் காட்ட சிஐடியினர் முயற்சித்தார்கள்
    இரு சிறுவர்களிடமிருந்தும் வாக்குமூலம் பெறுவதற்கு முன்னர் சிஐடியினர் தனது அறையில் வைத்து ஹிஜாஸ் ஹிஸ்புல்லாஹ்வின் புகைப்படத்தை அவர்களுக்குக் காண்பிப்பதற்கு முயற்சித்தார்கள் என கோட்டை நீதவான் ரங்க திசாநாயக்க தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.

    புத்தளம் மத்ரஸாவொன்றின் மாணவர்களுக்கு தீவிரவாதத்தைப் போதித்தார் என சிஐடியினர்...
  • CID attempted to show photograph of Hejaaz to children before ID parade: Fort Magistrate
    Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayaka said in open court that officers of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had attempted to show photographs of Hejaaz Hizbullah at his chambers prior to the recording of statements from two children.

    When the matter was taken up before Dissanayake on 24 June, he told Hizbullah’s lawyers that prior to the recording of the statements from the two children, this attempt had been made: “I want to reveal this. The CID officers tried to show pictures and I had to tell them to leave the Chamber.”

    Two children had made “voluntary statements” on 12 May to the Magistrate on camera regarding Hizbullah. An identification parade was to be held including Hizbullah with 10 children being summoned as witnesses to identify Hizbullah.

    Nawarathna Bandara PC, appearing with Harshana...
  • Magistrate disallows ID parade for detained lawyer
    Counsel for Hejaaz Hizbullah objects to ID parade Says children lined up to identify suspect have been shown his photograph during questioning Magistrate uploads objections, fixes 1 July for next hearing Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake yesterday disallowed the Police from presenting detained attorney Hejaaz Hizbullah for an identification parade after counsel for the suspect objected to the move. Hejaaz Hizbullah   President’s Counsel Wasantha Navaratne Bandara, who appeared for Hizbullah, said that the 10 children lined up to identify the suspect have been shown his photograph by the Police when they recorded a statement from them, and hence objected to holding the identification parade.

    CID officers who appeared in Court however...
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ඥානසාර හිමියන්ට රටෙන් පිටවීම තහනම්


බොදු බල සේනා සංවිධානයේ මහලේකම් ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමියන් අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීම සඳහා පොලිස් කණ්ඩායම් කිහිපයක් යොදවා ඇති බව පොලිස් මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක කාර්යාලය පවසයි.

පොලිස් නිලධාරීන්ගේ රාජකාරියට බාධා කිරීම, ජාතීන් අතර අසමඟිය ඇති වන ආකාරයේ ප්‍රකාශ සිදු කිරීම ඇතුළු චෝදනා මුල් කර ගනිමින් එහිමියන් අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීම සඳහා විශේෂ පොලිස් මෙහෙයුමක් දියත් කර ඇති බව පොලිස් මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක කාර්යාලයේ ප්‍රකාශකයෙක් බීබීසී සිංහල සේවයට කියා සිටියේය.

පොලිසිය අධිකරණයෙන් කළ ඉල්ලීමකට අනුව අලුත් කඩේ අංක 4 දරණ මහේස්ත්‍රාත්වරයා විසින් ඥානසාර හිමියන්ට රටින් පිටවීම තහනම් කරමින් නියෝගයක් නිකුත් කරනු ලැබ ඇති බවත් පොලිස් මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක කාර්යාලය සඳහන් කළේය.

ඥානසාර හිමියන්ට විරුද්ධව ලැබී ඇති පැමිණිලි සම්බන්ධව ප්‍රකාශයක් ලබා ගැනීම සඳහා සංවිධානාත්මක අපරාධ කොට්ඨාසයට පැමිණෙන ලෙස දැනුම් දී තිබුණ ද උන්වහන්සේ එම දැනුම් දීම පැහැර හැර ඇති බවත් පොලිසිය පවසයි.


Several teams out to arrest Ven. Gnanasara: Police


Several police teams were deployed to arrest Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary the Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera on charges of disturbing, obstructing and threatening police officers and committing acts bound to cause racial and religious disharmony among various communities. DIG Priyantha Jayakody in a statement said that following a request made by the Police, the Hulftsdorp No: 4 Magistrate issued a court order preventing the Thera from leaving the country. He said there were several com-plaints lodged against him and the Thera had not reported to the Police Organized Crime Division when summoned to do so. (Chaturanga Pradeep)


ඥානසාර හිමි අල්ලන්න පොලිස් මෙහෙයුමක්


බොදු බල සේනා සංවිධානයේ මහ ලේකම් ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමියන් අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීම සඳහා විශේෂ පොලිස් මෙහෙයුමක් ක්‍රියාත්මක කර ඇතැයි පොලිස් මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක කාර්යාලය පවසයි.

පොලිස් නිලධාරින්ගේ රාජකාරියට බාධා කර තර්ජනය කිරීම, ජාතීන් අතර අසමඟිය ඇති වන ආකාරයේ ප්‍රකාශ සිදු කිරීම යන සිද්ධීන් කිහිපයක් මුල් කර ගනිමින් මෙලෙස ඒ හිමියන් අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීමේ මෙහෙයුමක් ඇරඹු බව පොලිස් මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක ප්‍රියන්ත ජයකොඩි මහතා සඳහන් කරයි.

ඥානසාර හිමියන් අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීම සඳහා පොලිස් කණ්ඩායම් කිහිපයක් යොදවා ඇති බවත් පොලීසිය විසින් අධිකරණයෙන් කළ ඉල්ලීමක් අනුව අලුත් කඩේ අංක 4 මහේස්ත්‍රාත්වරයා විසින් ඥානසාර හිමියන්ට රටින් පිටවීම තහනම් කරමින් නියෝගයක් නිකුත් කරනු ලැබ ඇත.

ඥානසාර හිමියන්ට විරුද්ධව ලැබී ඇති පැමිණිලි සම්බන්ධව ප්‍රකාශයක් ලබා ගැනීම සංවිධානාත්මක අපරාධ කොට්ඨාසයට පැමිණෙන ලෙස දැනුම් දී තිබුණ ද උන් වහන්සේ එම දැනුම් දීම පැහැර හැර ඇතැයි ද පොලීසිය පවසයි.


Escalating Violence: Renewed assaults on the Muslim community


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Post war Sri Lanka saw a wave of attacks targeting the Muslim community by Buddhist extremist groups. The Mahinda Rajapaksa government allowed these extremists free rein, which caused extensive damage, including injuries and the damaging of Muslim-owned property. This resulted in the Muslims voting en-bloc to overthrow the once indispensable Rajapaksa regime.

The regime change brought about a lull in Buddhist extremist activity but tensions restarted with land issues in Musali, when groups claimed that Muslim IDPs, returning from the 1990 eviction by the LTTE were being illegally settled within the Wilpattu forest reserve. President Maithripala Sirisena made public statements claiming that the former Minister Basil Rajapaksa who headed the Presidential Task Force for Northern Development had allocated land within the Wilpattu reserve. Later he retracted this statement, and said not a single inch of Wilpattu reserve had been encroached. The groups continued their campaign to deprive the Muslim IDPs of their right to return.

This led to a build up of campaign by the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), the Sinhala Ravaya and Ravana Balaya. Soon, they were joined by a few more ‘Facebook warriors’ – Mahason Balaya, The Sinhale Jathika Balamuluwa (SJB) and Dan Priyasath who used new media technology to spread hate and violent messages. Most of these groups found this an opportunity to hoodwink Buddhist corporates and the Sinhalese Diaspora in South Korea, Australia, Europe and America to fund the saviours of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

In the absence of stern action by the Government or the Buddhist hierarchy of Mahanayake’s, Ven. Gnanasara and company went on a major racist offensive against the minorities. Did Yahapalanaya consider these racist assaults as freedom of expression or did the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government of good governance provide subtle support to these extremists in the hope that they could break the dominance of the Sinhala Buddhist vote bank by the Rajapaksa’s joint opposition? Evidence points to the latter as no action has been taken despite numerous police complaints and legal action instituted by Muslims.

The end of Sinhala and Tamil New year celebrations saw renewed assaults on the Muslim community by extremist Buddhist forces. Since the dawn of April 16th, there have been at least twenty incidents of violence or attempted violence, hate, intimidation and threats to the Muslims, their places of religious worship and business. These renewed threats are from Bodu Bala Sena, Sinhala Ravaya, Sinhale, Mahason Balaya to name a few.

The Secretariat for Muslims (SFM) a Muslim civil society organisation documented 538 incidents against the Muslims from 2013 to 2015. The following is a documentation of the violence against Muslims during the last 5 weeks:

16th April, 2017

Petrol Bombs thrown at shops in Godapitiya

Four shops owned by Muslims were attacked with petrol Bombs in Godapitiya, Porruva. This incident went unreported due to the pressure brought by the local police. This was not even reported in the social media by local residents, fearing further police intimidation. Even after a month, the police have still not been able to investigate and apprehend the perpetrators of this act of violence.

20th April, 2017

Land Grab at Irrakamam in Mayakkali

2 1/2 Acres of land owned by Muslims was forcibly taken over in Irrakamam in Mayakkali. No police action has been taken even after complaints have been lodged.

25th April 2017

Incitement by Ven. Gnanasara Thero in Irrakamam.

Ven. Gnanasara thero visited Irrakamam and made a very provocative speech violating his bail conditions. Police complaints have been made and no action has been taken up to to date.

8th May 2017

Myanmar Boat People

Ven. Gnanasara Thero claimed at a press conference that refugees from Myanmar had arrived in Sri Lanka with the intention of invading our land. These refugees were arrested at sea by the Sri Lankan navy while they were attempting to flee to Australia by boat due to the atrocities of the racist Myanmar government. This statement was purely meant to provoke the Sinhala Buddhists.

10th May 2017

Vesak celebrations

Vesak celebrations with Bodhi pujas were held in Irrakamam in Mayakkali, a predominantly Muslim area with the intent to provoke, but the Muslims showed much restraint and no untoward incidents were reported.

May 14th 2017

Threatening Muslims in Onegama in Polonnaruwa

A group of Buddhist monks led by Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero threatened Muslims in Onegama in Polonnaruwa and broke their huts and livelihood means. The Police who were present did not attempt to stop this mob from causing this violence. Hiru TV showed the destruction of the huts of the Muslims. Here again, Ven. Gnanasara Thero insulted Allah subahanauwa ta’aala in the most derogatory and inflammatory way. Defaming of Allah subahanauwa ta’aala, is the most blasphemous insult that no Muslim will tolerate. Police complaints have been made with video evidence and they have failed to take any action yet.

15th May 2017

Attack on the Muslim Village of Selvanagar in the Trincomalee District

The entire Muslim population of Selva Nagar in Thoppur (Tricomalee District, bordering Seruvila and Muthur electorate) were threatened by a mob of outsiders, led by Buddhist monks. A large number of Muslims have fled the area due to this intimidation. The local temple (Pansala) currently owns six acres and they are now attempting to claim 49 acres of Muslim lands insisting that these are archaeological sites. Muslims have been living and in possession of these lands for over a hundred years. Residents claim that these extremists are trying to drive them out as the LTTE did during the ethnic conflict.

15th May 2017

A fire broke out in Panadura Mosque .

It is suspected that extremist elements may have attempted to set the mosque on fire using a petrol bomb. This is the second petrol bomb attack. They had also set alight a garbage dump close by. No police action has been initiated.

15th May 2017

Masked men attack Kohilawatta Ibrahim Jumma Mosque

Unidentified men had arrived on motorbikes and attempted to attack the mosque. When some workers who were doing renovation had come out, they had left on their bikes.

16th May 2017

Insults Allah:

Once again, Ven. Gnanasara Thero insults Allah subahanauwa ta’aala in the most demeaning way at a press conference.

16th May 2017

Attack on Muslim Selva Nagar in Thoppur

A large group of Buddhist extremists numbering about 200 had gone to Selva Nagar in Thoppur with clubs and swords and caused extensive damage to 16 houses and property. No police action has been taken despite several complaints.

16th May 2017

Gang Attacks Kohilawatte Mosque

The Kohilawatte Mosque, in Sedawatte, was attacked with stones and clubs, around 1:30 p.m. by an unidentified gang, resulting in extensive damage. Wellampitiya Police has been provided CCTV footage of the attack and no arrests have been made as yet.

May 17 2017

Two Shops In Panadura Attacked

Two Muslim owned shops were attacked in Panadura and extensive damage caused to its furniture, equipment and fittings. One was a bakery and the other was a communications facility.

May 18th 2017

Last Chance Electrical showroom burned

The Last Chance show room in Wennappuwa has been set on fire and burnt down completely on the night of 17th May. The losses are estimated at several millions.

21st May 2017

Mallawapitiya mosque in Kurunegala Attacked

A procession led by Ven. Gnanasara, which was going to Ibbagamuwa, was stopped by police. Thereafter, Ven. Gnanasara and other Buddhist extremists claimed that they were being stopped at the call of the Muslims and abused in raw filth. They called on the crowd that had gathered to attack the Muslims. Six petrol bombs had been hurled at the Mallawapitiya mosque causing damage. Police have not arrested anyone yet.

21st May 2017

A Cosmetic Shop in Elpitiya burned

A cosmetic store owned by a Muslim was set on fire causing extensive damage. Police have still failed to make a comprehensive investigation.

22nd May 2017

A leather Store in Wijerama Junction, Maharagama set alight

A leather store belonging to a Muslim at Wijerama Junction, Maharagama has been set on fire during the night and completely burned, with heavy losses.

It is very clear that Ven. Gnanasara is attempting to prevent his arrest over the Homagama magistrate’s complaint of contempt of court and intimidation of witnesses. He is attempting to generate protests from the majority Buddhist community by claiming that he is being arrested on the charges filed by Muslims. He has continued to violate his bail conditions, and is aware that he has very little chances of evading arrest. The majority of Sinhalese who do not subscribe to Ven. Gnanasara’s extremism will not move a finger if this racist is arrested. It should be noted that he commanded a mere 27,000 Island wide votes at the last general elections.

The Government of President Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe need to deal with this major crisis which will destabilise their hard earned victory in January 2015. The Muslim parliamentarians, civil society, business community and academia have requested the government to act with a strong resolve to ensure that rule of law prevails. A peaceful environment will ensure the rapid reconciliation of all peoples of Sri Lanka.

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Anti-Muslim Attacks: Maithri Passes The Buck, Blames Police


President Maithripala Sirisena who has in the past ordered the Police to carry out impartial investigations on various crimes, in his capacity as the Head of State, has this time around passed the buck, evading responsibility and has instead blamed the police for allowing anti-Muslim attacks to escalate in the country. He had blamed the police during yesterday’s SLFP Central Committee meeting.

President Sirisena

His comments comes as yet another Muslim owned shop in Kahawatte was torched by an unidentified group. Meanwhile, the Colombo Telegraph learns that during the meeting presided by Sirisena yesterday, the Muslim ministers who are SLFP members had remained mum and instead it was several junior members of the party who had expressed their growing concerns over the violence against their community. Several non-Muslim members had also supported the junior Muslim members and had said that steps must be taken to put an end to these attacks against the minority community.

Even though Sirisena appeared to be soft peddling the issue and has failed to take action against the hate crime culprits led by Bodu Bala Sena’s (BBS) General Secretary Galagoda Atte Gnanasara, Sirisena was quick to express his condolence to the people of Manchester following today’s attack, all while his very own people were being attacked by hardcore Buddhist groups with mosques and shops owned by Muslims coming under increasing attack since last month. Since the escalation of attacks against Muslims last week, neither has Sirisena or Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe issued any official statements condemning the attacks on the Muslims.

Over the weekend, Sirisena also shot down a request by Muslim MPs who wanted to meet him to discuss the growing attacks against their community. Amidst rising tensions, Sirisena left for Australia today. Meanwhile, the US Ambassador in Sri Lanka and the EU Office in Colombo have expressed concern and have called on the Government to take prompt action against the growing hate crimes in the country.

Although he came to power assuring an end to racism, Sirisena seems to have in the recent past forgotten his promise, and appears to be following in the footsteps of ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa. During Rajapaksa’s reign, Muslims came under serious attack in the hands of groups such as BBS, Ravana Balaya which resulted in Rajapaksa losing a sizable amount of the minority votes at the election, for failing to take action against the culprits. The attacks against Muslims escalated in 2014 when BBS led groups to Aluthgama, Beruwala and Dharga Town killing at least 4 people, injuring more than 80 and rendering hundreds homeless. The anti-Muslim riots resulted in many homes, mosques and shops being attacked and torched. Despite the severity of the attack, the mainstream media in the country censored news on the riots. (By Munza Mushtaq © Colombo Telegraph )


Muslim MP s meet Minister Sagala முஸ்லிம் அமைச்சர்கள் - அமைச்சர் சாகல சந்திப்பு


முஸ்லிம் அமைச்சர்கள் – அமைச்சர் சாகல சந்திப்பு

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சட்டம், ஒழுங்கு மற்றும் தென் அபிவிருத்தி அமைச்சர் சாகல ரத்நாயக்காவுக்கும் முஸ்லிம் அமைச்சர்களுக்கும் இடையில் உயர்மட்ட கலந்துரையாடலொன்று இன்று காலை அலறி மாளிகையில் நடைபெற்றது.

நேற்றைய தினம் அமைச்சர் ரிஷாட் பதியுதீனின் அமைச்சில் நடைபெற்ற விசேட கலந்துரையாடலில் எடுக்கப்பட்ட தீர்மானத்துக்கு அமையவே இந்த சந்திப்பு இடம்பெற்றுள்ளது.

இதன்போது இனவாத நடவடிக்கைகளுக்கு எதிராக பொலிஸாரும், அரசாங்கமும் செய்யவேண்டிய கடமையை செய்யுமாறு வலியுறுத்தப்பட்டதாக கலந்துரையாடலின் பின்னர் டெய்லி சிலோனுக்கு கருத்துத் தெரிவித்த அமைச்சர் ரிஷாட் பதியுதீன் தெரிவித்தார். (ஸ)


Fire at Shop Owned by a Muslim in Maharagam



Globe-Trotting Maithri Too Busy To Meet Muslim MPs As BBS Led Groups Continue Their Rampage


More focused on his very own political survival and foreign jaunts, President Maithripala Sirisena appeared to have no time to discuss the increasing attacks against the Muslim community, and had shot down a request by Muslim MPs to meet him and had instead directed Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka to preside the meeting scheduled for today.


Sirisena who is off to Australia today on a four day state visit, was too busy with the cabinet reshuffle and his impending Australia tour, and had little or no time to focus on the fact that the Muslims in the country were coming under increasing attacks once again by the Bodu Bala Sena(BBS) with a mosque and Muslim owned shops in several parts of the country being attacked or torched.

Even at the time this news report was published, several more establishments owned by Muslims had reportedly come under attack. Since mid-April this year, there has been at least 15 such incidents in various parts of the country. However, no action appears to have been taken by law enforcement officers apart from the customary ‘we will look into this.’ The government is yet to make an official statement on this issue despite growing tension as well as fears within the Muslim community of yet another BBS sponsored Aluthgama riot which left people killed, injured and houses and shops burnt.

Despite back to back attacks allegedly launched by the BBS led mobs against Muslim owned establishments and mosques in several parts of the country, the police are yet to take any serious steps to apprehend the culprits, including Bodu Bala Sena’s General Secretary Galagoda Atte Gnanasara who has been making anti-Muslim statements as well as hate mongering against Muslims at various meetings attended by large groups of Buddhist youth.

Since coming to power in January 2015, Sirisena has been busy globe-trotting and has been overseas at least 25 times. Sources pointed out that before strengthening Sri Lanka’s relationships with the outside world, it was important for leaders to focus on building strained relationships within the communities in the country.

In his election manifesto, Sirisena promised to ensure freedom of religious belief for people belonging to all religions in the country. “Religious disturbances are developing in the country due to the activities of extremist religious sects. In this situation the extremist groups mutually nourish one another and are expanding their activities. In order to control this situation, I will establish regional and national councils comprising religious leaders who will boldly work for religious coexistence and against extremism, without giving room for extreme elements of all religions. These Councils will be empowered to investigate into all problems associated with places of religious worship and arrive at final conclusions. Issues unresolved at regional level will be referred to the National Council,” he said in the 62 page manifesto which was released during the presidential election. However, no such councils have been appointed despite Sirisena been in office for over two years. (By Munza Mushtaq © Colombo Telegraph)


මුස්ලිම් මැති ඇමතිවරුන්ගෙන් ආණ්ඩුවට රතු එළියක්


මුස්ලිම් ප්‍රජාව ඉලක්ක කරගත් ප්‍රහාර නතර කරන මේස මන්ත්‍රීවරු ඉල්ලා සිටිතිImage captionමුස්ලිම් ප්‍රජාව ඉලක්ක කරගත් ප්‍රහාර නතර කරන මේස මන්ත්‍රීවරු ඉල්ලා සිටිති

මුස්ලිම් දේවස්ථාන සහ වෙළෙඳ ව්‍යාපාර ඉලක්ක කර ගනිමින් පසුගිය දිනවල එල්ල කෙරුණ වර්ගවාදී ප්‍රහාර සම්බන්ධයෙන් ආණ්ඩුව නිසි පියවර ගන්නේ නැත්නම් දැඩි ක්‍රියා මාර්ගයකට යන බවට ශ්‍රී ලංකා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ නියෝජනය වෙන සමස්ත මුස්ලිම් නියෝජිතයෝ අනතුරු ඇඟවීමක් කරති.

ශ්‍රී ලංකා පාර්ලිමේන්තුව නියෝජනය කරන සියලු මුස්ලිම් මැති ඇමතිවරු තැපැල් සහ මුස්ලිම් කටයුතු භාර අබ්දුල් හලීම් ඇමතිවරයාගේ කාර්යාලයේ පැවැත්වුන සාකච්ඡාවක දී එකී වර්ගවාදී ප්‍රහාර නතර කරවීමට පියවර ගන්නා මෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටිමින් ජනාධිපතිවරයා වෙත ලිපියක් යැවීමට තීන්දු කළ අතර ආණ්ඩුව ඒ සඳහා අවශ්‍ය පියවර නොගන්නේ නම් තම පාර්ශ්වය ඉදිරි ක්‍රියාමාර්ග තීන්දු කරන බව එම ලිපිය මගින් දැනුම් දුන් බව පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී මුජිබර් රහ්මන් බීබීසිට කියා සිටියේය.

"පසුගිය ආණ්ඩුව කාලයේත් මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව ඉලක්ක කර ගනිමින් මේ වගේ ප්‍රහාර එල්ල වුනා. දැන් මේ ආණ්ඩුව යටතේත් පසුගිය දවස්වල මුස්ලිම් පල්ලි සහ කඩ සාප්පු ඉලක්ක කර ගනිමින් ප්‍රහාර කීපයක් ම එල්ල වුනා. කොහිලවත්ත මුස්ලිම් දේවස්ථානයට පහර දුන්නා. ඒවා නතර කිරීමට පියවර ගන්නා ලෙසයි අපි ජනාධිපතිවරයාගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටින්නේ" මුජිබර් රහ්මන් මන්ත්‍රීවරයා පවසයි.

සිංහල -දමිළ-මුස්ලිම් ආගමික නායකයන්Image captionසිංහල -දමිළ-මුස්ලිම් ආගමික නායකයන්

ආණ්ඩුව ඉහත කී ප්‍රහාර නතර කිරීමට අවශ්‍ය පියවර ගන්නේ නැත්නම් මුස්ලිම් මහජන නියෝජිතයන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුව තුළ වෙනම කණ්ඩායමක් ලෙස පෙනී සිටීමට ඉහත කී සාකච්ඡාවේ දී ඒකමතිකව තීන්දු කළ බව පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී මුජිබර් රහ්මන් කියා සිටියි.

ශ්‍රී ලංකා පාර්ලිමේන්තුව නියෝජනය කරන සියලු මැති ඇමතිවරුන් ඉහත කී සාකච්ඡාවට සහභාගී වූ අතර ඔවුන් ඒකමතිකව ඉහත කී තීන්දුවට එළැඹි බවත් මන්ත්‍රී පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී මුජිබර් රහ්මන් සඳහන් කරයි.


මුස්ලිම් පල්ලිවලට ප්‍රහාර: "ආණ්ඩුවට එරෙහි කුමන්ත්‍රණයක්"


ඇල්පිටියේ Lovers Bug සාප්පුව ගිනි තැබීමImage captionගිනි තබා විනාශ කෙරුණු ඇල්පිටියේ Lovers Bug සාප්පුව

මුස්ලිම් පල්ලි සහ ව්‍යාපාරික ස්ථාන ඉලක්ක කරගනිමින් රට පුරා විවිධ ප්‍රදේශවල එල්ලවෙන ප්‍රහාර පසුගිය දිනවල උත්සන්න වී තිබෙන බව මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව පවසති.

පසුගිය අප්‍රේල් මාසයේ සිට මේ වනවිට රට පුරා විවිධ ප්‍රදේශවල මෙවැනි ප්‍රහාර සහ උසිගැන්වීම් 15ක් වත් සිදු වී තිබෙන බව ඔවුහු පෙන්වා දෙති.

මෙය ආණ්ඩුවට එරෙහිව මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව උසිගැන්වීමේ සංවිධානාත්මක වැඩපිළිවෙලක් බව මේ අතර ආණ්ඩුව පවසයි.

සංවිධාන ගණනාවක මෙහෙයවීමෙන් මෙම කුමන්ත්‍රණය දියත්වෙමින් තිබෙන බවත් ජාතික භාෂා සහ සහජීවනය පිළිබඳ අමාත්‍ය මනෝ ගනේෂන් බීබීසී සිංහල සේවයට පැවසීය.

"ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව ඉලක්ක කර ජාතිවාදය, අන්තවාදය, ආගම්වාදය අවුස්සා රටේ බෙදීම් ඇතිකිරීමේ උත්සාහයක් පවතින," බවත් අමාත්‍ය මනෝ ගනේෂන් පැවසීය.

මෙවැනි ප්‍රහාර සම්බන්ධයෙන් නීතිය දැඩිව ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමේ සහ ප්‍රහාර වැළැක්වීම සඳහා පියවර ගැනීම ආණ්ඩුවේ වගකීම බව පිළිගන්නා අමාත්‍යවරයා, මෙම ප්‍රහාර මාලාව විග්‍රහ කරන්නේ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව අනාගත මැතිවරණයකදී වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුවට සහාය දැක්වීම වැළැක්වීමේ ප්‍රයත්නයක් වශයෙනි.

කුරුණෑගල මාවලපිටියේ ජුම්මා මුස්ලිම් පල්ලියට එල්ල වූ පෙට්‍රෝල් බෝම්බ ප්‍රහාරයImage captionකුරුණෑගල මාවලපිටියේ ජුම්මා මුස්ලිම් පල්ලියට එල්ල වූ පෙට්‍රෝල් බෝම්බ ප්‍රහාරය

"දැන් මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව අතර අපේ ආණ්ඩුවට අප්‍රසාදයක් ඇතිකරන්න උත්සාහ කරනවා," ඔහු පැවසීය.

"මුස්ලිම් ජනතාවගේ ඡන්දය තමන්ට ලබාගන්න බැරි වුනත් කමක් නෑ, ඡන්ද පොලට යන්නේ නැතුව හිටිය නම් අපිට දිනන්න පුළුවන් කියල ඒ අය ගණන් හදල තියෙනවා."

මානව හිමිකම් නීතිවේදී ෂිරාස් නූර්දීන් රැස් කර තිබෙන තොරතුරු අනුව පසුගිය සති කිහිපය තුළ මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව ඉලක්ක කරගෙන එල්ල වූ ප්‍රහාර මෙසේය:

  1. අප්‍රේල් 16 - ගොඩපිටියේ මුස්ලිම් ව්‍යාපාරික ස්ථාන හතරකට පෙට්‍රෝල් බෝම්බ ප්‍රහාර
  2. අප්‍රේල් 17 - ගාල්ල කොටුවේ සුෆි ඉස්ලාම් සාන්තුවරයකුගේ සුසාන භූමිය කඩා බිඳ දැමීම
  3. අප්‍රේල් 20 - අම්පාරේ ඉරක්කාමම් ප්‍රදේශයේ ඉඩමක අයිතිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් මුස්ලිම් සහ බෞද්ධ ජනතාව අතර උණුසුම් තත්වයක්
  4. අප්‍රේල් 25 - ඉරක්කාමම් හි සංචාරය කළ භික්ෂූන් වහන්සේ පිරිසක් සුළු ජනවර්ගයකට එරෙහිව වෛරී භාෂාව භාවිත කළ බවට චෝදනා
  5. මැයි 14 - පොළොන්නරුවේ ඔනේගම සංචාරයක යෙදුනු බෞද්ධ හිමිවරු මුස්ලිම් ජනතාවට තර්ජනය කළ බවට චෝදනා
  6. මැයි 15 - පානදුරේ මුස්ලිම් පල්ලියකට පෙට්‍රෝල් බෝම්බ ප්‍රහාරයක්
  7. මැයි 16 - වැල්ලම්පිටිය, කොහිලවත්තේ අල් ඉබ්‍රහිමියා පල්ලියට ප්‍රහාරයක්
  8. මැයි 16 - ත්‍රිකුණාමලයේ සෙල්වනගර් හි මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව වෙසෙන ප්‍රදේශවලට වෙඩි ප්‍රහාරයක්. බියට පත් මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව සිය නිවාසවලින් ඉවත්ව යති
  9. මැයි 17 - පානදුරේ මුස්ලිම් බේකරියකට සහ දුරකථන මධ්‍යස්ථානයකට පෙට්‍රෝල් බෝම්බ ප්‍රහාරයක්
  10. මැයි 18 - වෙන්නප්පුවේ Last Chance නම් ව්‍යාපාරික ස්ථානයට ගිනි තැබීම
  11. මැයි 19 - මහනුවර මනරපිටියේ පල්ලියට පෙට්රෝල් බෝම්බ ප්‍රහාරයක්
  12. මැයි 20 - ඇල්පිටියේ Lovers Bug සාප්පුව ගිනි තැබීම
  13. මැයි 21 - කුරුණෑගල මාවලපිටියේ ජුම්මා මුස්ලිම් පල්ලියට පෙට්‍රෝල් බෝම්බ ප්‍රහාරයක්
  14. මැයි 22 - අම්පාරේ දිස්ත්‍රික් ලේකම් කාර්යාලය ඉදිරිපස ව්‍යාපාරික ස්ථානයකට ගිනි තැබීම
  15. මැයි 22 - මහරගම මුස්ලිම් ව්‍යාපාරික ස්ථානයකට ගිනි තැබීම

Mano GaneshanImage caption"දැන් මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව අතර අපේ ආණ්ඩුවට අප්‍රසාදයක් ඇතිකරන්න උත්සාහ කරනවා"

මේ කිසිදු ප්‍රහාරයක් සම්බන්ධයෙන් මේ දක්වා කිසිවෙකුත් අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන නැති අතර, බොදු බල සේනා සංවිධානයේ ලේකම් ගලගොඩ අත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමියන් අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීමට පොලිසිය දැරූ උත්සාහයක් ව්‍යවර්ථ වූ බව මාධ්‍ය වාර්තා කර තිබුණි.

තත්වය පිළිබඳව අවධානය යොමු කරන ඇමෙරිකා එක්සත් ජනපදය, එම ප්‍රහාර සම්බන්ධයෙන් වහාම පියවර ගැනීමට ශ්‍රී ලංකා ආණ්ඩුව කටයුතු කරනු ඇතැයි බලාපොරොත්තුවන බව පවසයි.

ට්විටර් පණිවුඩයක් නිකුත්කරමින් ඒ බව පවසන කොළඹ සිටින ඇමෙරිකානු තානාපති අතුල් කෙෂප්, ඕනෑම ආගමික ස්ථානයකට එල්ලවන ප්‍රහාර හෙලා දැකිය යුතු බවත් සඳහන් කර තිබුණි.

ප්‍රහාර සම්බන්ධ පොලිස් පරීක්ෂණවල ප්‍රගතිය පිළිබඳව විමසීම පිණිස පොලිස් ප්‍රකාශක නියෝජ්‍ය පොලිස්පති ප්‍රියන්ත ජයකොඩි ඇමතීමට බීබීසී සිංහල සේවය කිහිපවරක්ම දැරූ උත්සාහය සාර්ථක නොවීය.

ගිනි තබා විනාශ කෙරුණු ඇල්පිටියේ Lovers Bug සාප්පුව

Image captionගිනි තබා විනාශ කෙරුණු ඇල්පිටියේ Lovers Bug සාප්පුව


Let us Pray for Tranquility and Normalcy & Work Towards Peace & Coexistence


Let us pray Allah, the Almighty for the prevalence of tranquility and normalcy in the country while striving to uphold peace and coexistence

As Muslims living in this country, we have been subjected to various trials and tribulations as evident in the history. Often times, we have overcome these trials by adhering to Islamic guidance during adversities, that are based on the etiquettes of forbearance and tolerance.

Those who have unwavering faith in Allahu Tha’ala would definitely emerge victorious from their hardships and the lives of Prophets of Allahu Tha’ala provide irrefutable testimony for this universal fact. While being patient, we also should refrain from cardinal sins whilst strengthening our connection with The Sustainer. Glorious Month of Ramadhaan that is foreclosing on us provides an excellent opportunity for this spiritual drill for believers. Without a shred of doubt, virtuous deeds of the pious would definitely ward off calamities and bring peace and prosperity to the country.

Naturally, the Muslims & the other minorities of Sri Lanka have become despondent and restive due to the present situation prevailing in the country as certain venomous elements continue to openly lunge to provoke racism. These kinds of despicable attempts, unleashed against a peace loving communities in the country, only would undermine the development of the nation along with germinating mistrust and hostility among communities. Above all it is a clear violation of the basic rights solemnly pledged to the subjects by the very Constitution.

However, the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) requests the Muslims all over the island to perform virtuous deeds such as Salah (prayer), Isthighfar(repentance), Sadaka (charity), Soum (fasting) Dua (supplication) and Sabr (patience) while reciting Kunooth An-Naazila in all the obligatory five time prayers until the commencement of Ramadhaan.

Additionally, the ACJU requests the Ulama, professionals and intellects as well as the community leaders to make collective efforts to eliminate the racism in a peaceful manner and to create awareness among the Muslim community of the fruitfulness of being tolerant and of turning more and more towards Allahu Tha’ala rather than succumbing to emotions and resorting to materialistic efforts.

Let us all peace loving Sri Lankans strive towards strengthening bonds of peace & coexistence of this Nation.

May Allahu Tha’ala overwhelm the evil agendas of the villainous elements and bless all the communities to live in peace and harmony.


Ash-Sheikh H. Omardeen

Secretary - Propagation Division

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama


நாட்டு நிலைமைகள் சீராகி சமாதானமும் சகவாழ்வும் நிலவ அல்லாஹ்விடம் பிரார்த்திப்போம்!


நாட்டு நிலைமைகள் சீராகி சமாதானமும் சகவாழ்வும் நிலவ முனைப்புடன் செயற்பட்டு அதற்காக அல்லாஹ்விடம் பிரார்த்திப்போம்!

இந்நாட்டில் முஸ்லிம்களாக வாழும் நாம் வரலாறு நெடுகிலும் பல சோதனைகளுக்கு முகங்கொடுத்து வந்துள்ளோம். இவற்றின்போது நாம் இஸ்லாமிய போதனைகளுக்கு ஏற்ப பொறுமையுடனும் நிதானமாகவும் செயற்பட்டு வெற்றிபெற்றுள்ளோம்.

சோதனைகளின் போது அல்லாஹ்வின் மீது நம்பிக்கை கொண்டு செயற்படுவோர் தனக்கு ஏற்படும் பிரச்சினைகளிலிருந்து நிச்சயம் ஈடேற்றம் பெறுவர். நபிமார்களின் வரலாறு இதற்குச் சான்றாகும். எனவே, முஸ்லிம்கள் பெரும்பாவங்களிலிருந்து தம்மைப் பாதுகாத்துக் கொள்வதிலும் அல்லாஹு தஆலாவுடனான தமது தொடர்பைச் சீராக்கிக் கொள்வதிலும் அதிக கவனம் செலுத்த வேண்டும். குறிப்பாக சில தினங்களில் எம்மை வந்தடையவுள்ள றமழான் மாதத்தில் நாம் அதிகளவு நல்லமல்களில் ஈடுபட வேண்டும். நிச்சயமாக நமது நல்லமல்கள் முஸ்லிம்களுக்கு குறிப்பாகவும் நாட்டு மக்களுக்கு பொதுவாகவும் நிம்மதியையும் சுபீட்சத்தையும் கொண்டு வரும் என்பது உறுதியான விடயமாகும்.

தற்போது நிலவிவரும் அசாதாரண நிலைமைகள் காரணமாக முஸ்லிம்கள் சற்று அமைதியிழந்து காணப்படுகின்றனர். சிலர் முஸ்லிம்களுக்கு எதிரான இனவாதத்தை தூண்டும் செயற்பாடுகளை தொடர்ந்தும் மேற்கொண்டு வருகின்றனர். ஒரு சமூகத்தை அச்சுறுத்தும் இவ்வாறான நடவடிக்கைகள், இந்நாட்டில் நிலவும் சமாதானத்தையும் சகவாழ்வையும் பாதித்து நாட்டின் அபிவிருத்திக்கு தடையாக அமைவதுடன், இந்நாட்டின் யாப்பு உறுதிப்படுத்தியுள்ள உரிமைகளை மீறும் செயற்பாடுகளாகவும் காணப்படுகின்றன.

எனவே, இந்நாட்டு முஸ்லிம்கள் இஸ்லாமிய போதனைகளைப் பேணி, இன ஐக்கியத்தையும் சமூக ஒற்றுமையையும் பாதுகாக்கும் வகையில் நடந்து கொள்ளுமாறும், இஸ்திஃபார், ஸதகா, நோன்பு, துஆ போன்ற நல்லமல்களில் ஈடுபட்டு அல்லாஹ்வின் பக்கம் திரும்புமாறும் குனூத் அந்நாஸிலா ஓதுவதற்கான ஜம்இய்யாவின் வழிகாட்டல்களுக்கு ஏற்ப ஐவேளை தொழுகைகளிலும் குனூத் அந்நாஸிலாவை றமழான் மாதம் வரை ஓதுமாறும் அகில இலங்கை ஜம்இய்யதுல் உலமா கேட்டுக் கொள்கின்றது.

அத்துடன் ஒவ்வொரு ஊரிலும் உள்ள உலமாக்களும் துறைசார்ந்தவர்களும் சமூகத் தலைவர்களும் ஒன்றிணைந்து இனவாதத்தை முறியடிக்க உரிய நடவடிக்கைகளை மேற்கொள்ளுமாறும், பொது மக்களுக்கு இதுதொடர்பில் வழிகாட்டுமாறும் ஜம்இய்யா வேண்டிக் கொள்கின்றது.

நாட்டில் ஐக்கியம் மற்றும் சகவாழ்வு வளரவும் தீய சக்திகளின் மோசமான திட்டங்கள் தோல்வியுற்று அனைத்து சமூகங்களும் புரிந்துணர்வோடு வாழவும் எல்லாம் வல்ல அல்லாஹ் நல்லருள் பாலிப்பானாக.


அஷ்-ஷைக் எச். உமர்தீன்

செயலாளர் - பிரச்சாரக்குழு
அகில இலங்கை ஜம்இய்யத்துல் உலமா


Pearls of Wisdom: No.51 “Food for the Soul” SUBJECT: VIRTUE AFTER VICE


Pearls of Wisdom: No.51

“Food for the Soul”


Allah, The Most Exalted, says:

“Indeed good actions eradicate bad actions. This is a reminder for people who pay heed.” (Qur’an Surah 11, Verse 114)

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) is reported to have said:

”Be conscious of Allah wherever you are. Follow the bad deed with a good one to erase it, and engage others with beautiful character.” (Hadith - Tirmidhi)

Note: Virtue is a cleanser and can remove the stains of sins.  We often respond to a sin by putting ourselves in a figurative corner and abusing ourselves psychologically until we get over that sin. This is not what Allah Ta’ala wants from us. Yes, we should feel guilty, have a level of regret and MOST IMPORTANTLY repent, but it should not stop us from moving forwa rd in good deeds. People use their sins as an excuse to stay behind. Do not allow sin to stop yourself from all the other good that you could be involved in.

The response to a sin should not be to wait, but rather to race to do something good so the sin can be erased. Our attitude should be proactive and positive. We should always have hope that Allah Ta’ala can, and will, have mercy on us as long as we keep struggling and pushing forward.


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