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  • Voters List Details For 2019 Government Schools Grade One Admission Voters List Details For 2019 Government Schools Grade One Admission
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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....
  • 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...
  • 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.  

  • ‘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...
  • 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...
  • ජීවිත බියෙන් දිව ආ මුස්ලිම් පවුල් පන්සලේ හංගාගෙන නවාතැන් දුන් ගොමගොඩ හාමුදුරුවෝ
    ජීවිත බියෙන් දිව ආ මුස්ලිම් පවුල්
    පන්සලේ  හංගාගෙන නවාතැන් දුන්
  • 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...
  • 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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Sirisena pledges to protect the Rajapaksas after becoming president


Ven Aturaliye Ratana Thera and Opposition Presidential Candidate Maithripala Sirisena at yesterday’s press conference. Pic by Nishan S Priyantha

by Dasun Edirisinghe

Opposition Presidential Candidate Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said that he would protect the Rajapaksa family after winning the presidential poll on January 08.

Addressing a media conference at the Opposition Leader’s office in Colombo, Sirisena said that he would not allow any member of Rajapaksa family or members of the armed forces to be hauled up before an international war crimes tribunal.

Pro-LTTE Global Tamil Forum chief Suren Surendiran had recently said in a TV interview that President Mahinda Rajapaksa would be taken before the International War Crimes Tribunal after his defeat at the Jan. 08 presidential polls, Sirisena said, adding that he would not allow that to happen.

"I’ll protect all members of Rajapaksa family and war heroes on my watch," he said, adding however Sri Lanka did not sign for any conventions.

Sirisena said that he would work towards reconciliation of all ethnicities and religions according to the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

The Polonnaruwa District MP said that all benefits President Mahinda Rajapaksa promised to the people in 2015 budgetary proposals would be granted.

He also promised to continue all development projects launched by the UPFA government without waste and abuse of public funds. "We will set up a national government just after the presidential election together with parties that represent Parliament at present," Sirisena said, noting that if the present Parliament agreed to work according to his policies Parliament would not be dissolved.

He said that his aim was to abolish the executive presidency within 100 days.

Chairman of UNP Leadership Council Karu Jayasuriya, former Fisheries Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, JHU Parliamentary Group Leader Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera and former Deputy Minister of Buddhasasana and Religious Affairs M. K. D. S. Gunawardena also attended the media conference


Sri Lanka at the cross roads again


By Izeth Hussain

The more it changes the more it’s the same thing – French proverb.

According to widespread Sri Lankan perceptions, we came to a cross roads by 1989 and in 1994 we chose what seemed to most of us to be the right road, which would lead to definitive solutions of the two major problems bedeviling us: that of restoring a fully functioning democracy and establishing unity through a solution of the ethnic problem. Today, twenty years later, many Sri Lankans, perhaps most, share the perception that we have again come to a cross roads at which it is imperative to choose the right road that would lead to definitive solutions of the two major problems bedeviling us: the restoration of a fully functioning democracy and the establishment of unity through the solution of our ethnic problems. It looks like the more it changes the more it’s the same thing. Or rather it’s the same thing but worse, because we now have two ethnic problems – the Muslim one as well – instead of just one. That fact suggests that the major problem underlying everything else in Sri Lanka is that of establishing national unity – which is the main case that I will be advancing in this article.

It should be useful to chart the salient points in the political trajectories that led to the two cross roads because that could enable us to spot common factors between them. When the Jayewardene Government came to power in 1977, it was the confident expectation of most of us that problems that had been bedeviling us for decades would be set right. In the economy there was a turning to the market leading to phenomenal economic growth, a change that has established itself as irreversible. JRJ showed himself to be more prescient about our economic future than any of our other leaders, and wrought the bourgeois revolution that traditional Marxism saw as the necessary penultimate stage before the establishment of socialism. That was a major achievement, but it was his only one. Since he and his Government had overwhelming popular support, hardly anyone expected that he would want to deviate even one jot from democracy, but he quickly made himself a dictator. On the ethnic front, we confidently expected that the promised all-Party Conference would be held without much delay, resulting in a definitive solution to the ethnic problem. Instead he unleashed a program of State terrorism which reached its apogee in the holocaust of 1983, resulting in the thirty-year war. The record was as follows by the time he relinquished office in 1989: there were two rebellions going on simultaneously in this small country; the IPKF troops were here behaving like conquerors; and the Government had lost control over a third of the national territory and half the coast line. Premadasa also continued the dictatorship and could not solve the ethnic problem.

In 1994 we chose an alternative road. The market oriented economy was continued with – for the most part – very satisfactory growth rates. The economic difficulties we are experiencing, along with many other countries, can be seen – partly at least – as following from the defects inherent in the capitalist system. Democracy was restored. On the ethnic front our Governments were over a long period very accommodative but a solution eluded us mainly because of the intransigence of the LTTE. However, with the assumption of power by President Rajapakse the road has been veering in a totally different direction. But we must first acknowledge his two mighty achievements. If not for the military victory over the LTTE we would today almost certainly be living under a confederal arrangement amounting to a de facto Eelam. The other achievement is that with consummate political skill he has saved this country from one of the worst scourges that could have befallen it, a military government, though that has been at the price of allowing an excessive intrusion of the military into the civilian realm. On the negative side, he is clearly veering towards an absolutist dictatorship with the eighteenth amendment, the ridiculous impeachment of the Chief Justice, and much else. On the ethnic front there has been no political solution for the Tamil ethnic problem, which could have fateful consequences in the future, and he has allowed the eruption of yet another ethnic problem, the Muslim one. Sri Lanka could be moving towards another doom-laden 1989. It is understandable that many Sri Lankans should feel that we have arrived at a cross roads again.

There are several common factors in the two political trajectories that I have outlined above. All our Governments since 1977 have followed market-oriented economic policies, but that is not seen as a factor leading to a political cross roads in which we have to turn desperately to an alternative road. Two other common factors are seen as leading to the present cross roads: dictatorship and the failure to solve ethnic problems. We are still a quasi-democracy, but the drive towards absolutist dictatorship could become irresistible because a known fact about power, differentiating it from victuals, is that the appetite grows in the eating. As for our ethnic problems, there has been a failure to solve them but there have been no mass murder of minority members. That however could follow because Islamophobic extremists – who indisputably have a privileged position with the Government -profess to believe that the Muslims pose an existential threat to the Sinhalese. We could be well on the way to another 1989. It should be understandable that many Sri Lankans today feel that we desperately need to turn towards an alternative political road.

The burden of this article is that the desideratum over-riding everything else in Sri Lanka is the unity of the nation. This article is not being written from a partisan political standpoint. A new President, or for that matter a Prime minister under a Parliamentary system of government, can make himself a dictator if the conditions are propitious for that. And of course our politicians can go on mucking and wrecking our ethnic relations as they have been doing since 1948. We need new thinking about building an inclusive nation. We need, not necessarily a new Party in power, but a new road in our politics. Hitherto the majority assumption has been that there is no need to build a nation because it already exists: this is the land of the Sinhala Buddhists, or it is the land of the Sinhalese inclusive of the Christians, while the minorities are no more than visitors. This has led to a deep sense of alienation among the minorities. It has also, I believe, aggravated the divisiveness among the Sinhalese themselves.

What could be the reason? I have identified two factors – the drive towards dictatorship and the failure to establish ethnic harmony – as having led to the disastrous situation that prevailed in 1989, and those same two factors are threatening to lead us again to another 1989. I suspect that those two factors are really one and the same. A dictatorship can be assumed to have a tendency – not inevitably so but a tendency – towards division and hierarchy. A dictator places himself above the people, and he and his coterie constitute an elite that is above the people, which means that the tendency to division and hierarchy is at the very core of dictatorship. Furthermore, that tendency applies not just to the minorities but to the majority ethnic group as well. That is why under the dictatorship of President JR the ethnic problem got completely out of hand, the result of the hierarchical principle being taken to an extreme, and that is why after the IPKF troops came here the Sinhalese slaughtered each other, showing that the divisiveness extends to the majority as well as the minorities. Sometimes a dictatorship puts up a meretricious show of unity, but the ethnic and other divisions erupt violently once the dictatorship breaks down, as in Iraq, the former Yugoslavia, and the former Soviet Union. Sri Lanka’s ethnic problems can be solved only under a fully functioning democracy.

I have raised issues in this article that evidently require in-depth treatment. As that will not be possible within the ambit of a single article, I will conclude by merely mentioning some facts that we must bear in mind about national unity. How did the West gain its ascendancy so easily over Asia? Contemporary scholarship rejects the familiar notion of Western dynamism and Asian decadence because the evidence shows that Asia remained economically and culturally dynamic in the eighteenth century. Pankaj Mishra in his book The Revolt against the West and the Remaking of Asia argues that the ascendancy was due to the West’s superior skills for "industrial civilization", more simply for organization, for acting as members of corporate groups, churches, or governments. In my view behind it all was the nation state which enabled a far higher degree of unity than was possible under any other state formation.

The interested reader should take a look at the DVD of the film Invictus. Under apartheid the South African blacks used to cheer any foreign team playing against the legendary white South African Springbok rugby team. After apartheid the Springboks were faring miserably and didn’t seem to have the faintest chance of winning the World Cup. Nelson Mandela took charge and resorted to concrete measures to make the South African blacks support the white Springboks, who proceeded to win the World Cup spectacularly. It was a victory that had behind it a deep sense of national unity. All our politicians should view that DVD.

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33 Phrases to Becoming a Positive Muslim Youth


Many youth have been gifted with the priceless gem of leisure, time and health. But these gifts often come along with positive and negative consequences.
Notwithstanding these effects, you can become a Positive Muslim Youth.
Just as life in its entirety is full of many changes, challenges and cheap thrills; Each day comes with its own variety of consequences from your thoughts & accompanying actions.
Your thoughts, words, emotions and actions all need to sync together to help you fully utilise these gifts of youth.
The following phrases will help you train your mind & win against your nafs, to build a more positive attitude & lifestyle. The more positive your thoughts, so will be the accompanying emotions and consequently your speech and actions.
The phrases can be utilised in the following ways;
1. As an internal message to yourself.
2. As verbal utterances in your day to day activities.
3. As a visual prompt in your physical environment.
Here are 33 phrases you can use everyday as a prompt. Try a different one every day for a month. Each phrase will make a difference. You can get started by simply browsing through the list. How does each phrase make you feel?
Read on.
List 1: Eleven (11) phrases to foster positive thoughts of Allah (swt)
1. Be God conscious
2. Be Akhirah (hereafter) driven
3. Be Sincere
4. Be Righteous
5. Be Focused
6. Be Prayerful
7. Be Riya free
8. Be Reflective
9. Be Grateful
10. Be Hopeful
11. Be Content
List 2: Eleven (11) phrases to foster positive close relationships
12. Be Yourself
13. Be Patient
14. Be a Shepherd
15. Be a True Friend
16. Be Kind
17. Be Loving
18. Be Forgiving
19. Be Good Mannered
20. Be Easy on others
21. Be Friendly
22. Be Forgiving
List 3: Eleven (11) phrases to foster positive contributions in the Ummah
23. Be Islamically cultured
24. Be a Change Maker
25. Be a Helper
26. Be Charitable
27. Be Humble
28. Be Good Natured
29. Be Honest
30. Be Just
31. Be a Role Model
32. Be a Mentor
33. Be a Positive influence
The attitude of the Muslim Youth should be that of positivity – from an individual level to a communal one. And that is not to deny that negative situations come about or that negative people exist. Your choice should be towards a more positive outlook; beyond the negative ones.
Being a positive Muslim Youth means that you have only positive thoughts of your Lord (swt). You rely on Him at all times, you put your hope & trust in Him alone, and call on Him constantly – whether in pain, distress or not.
In this way you can also become a source of positivity to others. His Love, Mercy, Bounties & Blessings are just what you need to get through your not-so-perfect circumstances.
Let these simple phrases guide your thoughts and attitudes so they become motivational agents in your life. You can also use them as your daily goals, so they guide your actions and deeds.
And in much the same way, you can turn around negative thoughts and phrases into positive coping ones. After all the affair of the believer is always good.
Amazing is the affair of the believer, verily all of his affair is good and this is not for no one except the believer. If something of good/happiness befalls him he is grateful and that is good for him. If something of harm befalls him he is patient and that is good for him(Saheeh Muslim)


'මෛත්‍රී පරදවනවා' බොදුබල සේනාව කියයි


සිරිමන්ත රත්නසේකර

විපක්‍ෂයේ පොදු අපේක්‍ෂක මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතාව පරාජය කිරීමට බොදුබල සේනා සංවිධානය කටයුතු කරන බව එම සංවිධානයේ මහ ලේකම්, රාජකීය පණ්‌ඩිත ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥනසාර හිමියෝ ඊයේ (27 වැනිදා) විශේෂ මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී සඳහන් කළහ.

මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා පුද්ගලයකු ලෙස නරක මිනිසකු නොවූවත් ඔහු වටා සිටින්නේ රට ගිල ගැනීමට මාන බලන කුමන්ත්‍රණකරුවන් පිරිසක්‌ බැවින් මෙම තීරණය ගත් බව උන්වහන්සේ කීහ.

පොදු අපේක්‍ෂකයා ජයග්‍රහණය කරවා රටේ අනාගතය ලේ විලක්‌ වීමට ඉඩදිය නොහැකි බවත් විජාතික කුමන්ත්‍රණ පැරදවීම පිණිස ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී ජන අරගලයක්‌ කිරීමට සිය සංවිධානය කටයුතු කරන බවත් ඥනසාර හිමියෝ පැවසූහ.

රජයට සහාය දීම, පොදු අපේක්‍ෂකයාට සහාය දීම, ස්‌වාධීනව සිටීම හා ජාතික නායකයකු ජනාධිපතිවරණයට ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම යන විකල්ප හතරක්‌ සිය සංවිධානය තුළ තිබූ බවත් ඉන් අවසන් විකල්ප ත්‍රිත්වයෙන් ඉවත් වීමට සිය සංවිධානය තීරණය කළ බවත් උන්වහන්සේ කීහ.

මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතාට සහාය දෙන බවට සෘජුව ප්‍රකාශ නොකරන්නේ මන්දැයි මෙහිදී මාධ්‍යවේදීන් බොදුබල සේනා සංවිධානයේ මහ ලේකම් ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥනසාර හිමියන්ගෙන් විමසූ කල උන්වහන්සේගේ පිළිතුර වූයේ "තම තම නැණ පමණින් දැනගත යුතු" බවයි.


බොදු බල සේනා සහයෝගය රජයට


27 නොවැම්බර් 2014 අවසාන වරට යාවත්කාලීන කළේ 17:20 GMT

ලබන ජනවාරි අට වෙනි දින පැවැත්වෙන ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ජනාධිපතිවරණයේ දී එක්සත් ජනතා නිදහස් සන්ධානයේ අපේක්ෂක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ජනාධිපතිවරයාට තම සංවිධානයේ සහයෝගය දෙන බව බොදු බල සේනා සංවිධානය පවසයි.

බොදු බල සේනා සංවිධානයේ මහලේකම් ගලගොඩ අත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමියන් බීබීසී සංදේශය සමඟ සාකච්ඡාවක දී අදහස් දක්වමින්, සිය සංවිධානය දේශපාලන ව්‍යාපාරයක් නොව ජාතික ආගමික පුනර්ජීවන ව්‍යාපාරයක් වන නමුත් 2015 ජනාධිපතිවරණය තීරණාත්මක කඩයිමක් බවට පත්ව ඇති අතර මේ මොහොතේ රටට එරෙහිව එල්ල වෙමින් පවතින අභියෝගය හමුවේ නිහඬව සිටිය නොහැකි හෙයින් එවැනි තීන්දුවක් ගත් බවයි කියා සිටියේ.

විකල්ප හතරක්

මෙම ජනාධිපතිවරණයේ දී සිය සංවිධානය විසින් තෝරා ගත යුතු විකල්ප හතරක් තිබුණ බවයි ගලගොඩ අත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමියන් පවසන්නේ.

‘පළමුවැන්න, පවතින රජයට උදව් කිරීම. දෙවැන්න, විපක්ෂයට උදව් දීම. තුන් වන්න, ස්වාධීනව සිටීම. සිව්වැන්න, අපේ ම අපේක්ෂකයෙක් ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම. දීර්ඝ වශයෙන් සාකච්ඡා කිරීමෙන් අනතුරුව අපි ගත් තීන්දුව වුණේ රට පත් ව ඇති අභියෝගය හමුවේ පවතින රජය උදව් කිරීමයි ’ ඥානසාර හිමියෝ පවසති.

පොදු අපේක්ෂකයා

බීබීසිය සමඟ පැවැත්වූ සාකච්ඡාවේ දී පොදු අපේක්ෂක මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන හිටපු ඇමතිවරයා සම්බන්ධයෙන් අදහස් දක්වමින් බොදු බල සේනා සංවිධානයේ ලේකම් හිමියන් කියා සිටියේ ඔහු ඉතා යහපත් දේශපාලන චරිතයක් වන බවයි.

‘මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහත්මයා ඉතා හොඳ මහත්මයෙක්. ඒ ගැන කතා දෙකක් නැහැ. නමුත් ප්‍රශ්නය තියෙන්නේ එතුමා හිට ගෙන ඉන්නේ කවුරුන් සමඟද කියන එකයි’ ගලගොඩ අත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමියෝ ප්‍රශ්න කරති.

බොදු බල සේනා සංවිධානය සුළු ජාතීන් සහ සුළු ආගමික කණ්ඩායම් වලට එරෙහි සංවිධානයක් හැටියට පවතින චිත්‍රය හමුවේ එම සංවිධානය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ජනාධිපතිවරයාට සහයෝගය දීමට ඉදිරිපත් වීම එම කණ්ඩායම් විසින් කෙසේ තේරුම් ගනු ඇද්දැයි විමසූ විට උන්වහන්සේ සඳහන් කළේ ‘තමන් එරෙහි අන්තවාදීන්ට පමණක්’ බවයි.



ලෝනා දේවරාජා කළුරිය කරයි



කොළඹ විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයයේ ඉතිහාසය පිළිබඳ සහාය මහාචාර්යවරියක වු ලෝනා ශ්‍රීමති දේවරාජා මහත්මිය අභාවප්‍රාප්ත වුවාය.

බණ්ඩාරනායක අන්තර්ජාතික  තානාපති පුහුණු පාසලේ අධ්‍යක්ෂවරියකද වු  ඇය ආසියා පදනමේ ද සේවය කළාය.

ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ඉතිහාසය පිළිබඳ  ඇය පර්යේෂණාත්මක ග්‍රන්ථ රැසක් බිහි කළාය.

මාතර දෙවිනුවර උපන් ඇය ජාතික කෞතුකාගාරයේ හිටපු අධ්‍යක්ෂ අභාවප්‍රාප්ත අමරවංශ දේවරාජ මහතාගේ භාර්යාව වුවාය.

ඇය තිදරු මවකි.කොළඹ හැවුලොක් ටවුන් සිරිපා පාරේ අංක 48 දරණ නිවසේ දේහය තැන්පත් කර ඇත.කොළඹ කනත්තේදී සෙනසුරාදා (29) ආදාහනය සිදු කිරීමට නියමිතය.



බොදු බලේ සහය මහින්දට


බොදුබළ සේනා සංවිධානයේ සහාය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ජනපතිට දෙන බව අද (27) එහි විශේෂ රැස්වීමකදී තීරණය විය.


BBS to support Mahinda


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At a news conference held today, the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Organisation said it would give its unconditional support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the upcoming presidential election.

BBS General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera said President Rajapaksa and common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena were good citizens.

“The country has to be our priority, not politics. The country is already in danger today. The opposition is filled with puppets. However, the people didn’t vote for this Government to loot the country,” he said.

The Thera said they had decided to back the President to save the country from various conspiracies.


බොදුබල සේනාව ජනපති මහින්ද තෝරා ගනී?


හෙළ උරුම සහය කාටදැයි තීන්දුව හවස

මෙවර ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී බොදුබළ සේනා සංවිධානයේ සහාය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට ලබා දෙන බවට තීරණය කළ බවට ඉගියක් අද (27) එහි විශේෂ රැස්වීමකදී දැන ගත හැකිවිය. බොදු බල සේනාවේ සහය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාටද මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරියේන මහතාටදැයි මාධ්‍යවේදීන් විමසා සිටියද ඊට සෘජු පිළිතුරක් ලැබුණේ නැතත් සංවිධානයේමහ ලේකම් ගලබගාඩඅත්තේ ඥාණසාර හිමියන් මාධ්‍ය හමුවේදී පවසා සිටියේ මේ වනවිට රටේ හොඳ ආරක්ෂාවක් පවතින බවත්, තම සහය රට බේරාගත් නායකත්වය වෙත ලැබෙනාබවත්ය. රාජ්‍ය නොවන සංවිධාන ඒකරාශී කරගනිමින් සිටිනා පාර්ශවය තම සහය හිමිනොවන බව උන්වහන්සේ පවසා සිටියහ.
මේ අතර ඉදිරි ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී කුමන අපේක්ෂකයෙකුට සහය ලබාදෙන්නේ ද යන්න සම්බන්ධයෙන් අද පස්වරුවේ පැවැත්වෙන විශේෂ රැස්වීමේදී ප‍්‍රකාශ කරන බව ජාතික හෙළ උරුමය පවසයි. ජාතික හෙළ උරුමයේ නායක ආචාර්ය පූජ්‍ය  ඕමල්පේ සෝභිත ස්වාමින් වහන්සේ ඇතුළු ගිහිපැවිදි නායකයින්ගේ ප‍්‍රධානත්වයෙන් කොළඹ නව නගර ශාලාවේදී අද පස්වරු 3.00ට අදාළ රැස්වීම පැවැත්වෙයි.


අපි ජනපතිටයි… සිරිසේන පරදන්න රට පුරා යනවා… – බොදු බලය ජනපතිට එක්වේ..


පොදු අපේක්‍ෂක මෛත‍්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා පරාජය කරවීම සඳහා ඉදිරියේදී රට වටා යන බවත් ජනපතිවරණයේදී තම සංවිධානයේ පූර්ණ සහාය ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට ලබා දෙන බව බොදු බල සේනා සංවිධානය පවසයි.

එහි මහ ලේකම් පූජ්‍ය ගලබොඩඅත්තේ ඥාණසාර හිමයෝ කොළඹදී මාදය අමතමින් කියා සිටියේ
මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසෙන් මහතාට නැවතත් ආණ්ඩුවට පැමිණෙන ලෙසයි.


10 Green Ahadith


By Muhammad Fathi

Did the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) say anything about saving our planet? Did he promote any ideas or practices relevant to the world's growing concern about the future of the earth and its resources?

Below is a collection of the Prophet's Ahadith

Plant a tree even if it is your last deed:

1. Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “If the Hour (the day of Resurrection) is about to be established and one of you was holding a palm shoot, let him take advantage of even one second before the Hour is established to plant it.” (Reported by Ahmad and Al-Bukhan on the authority of Anas in Al Adab Al-Mufrad,)

Planting trees is a renewable source of hasanat:

2. Anas also reported that the Prophet said, "If a Muslim plants a tree or sows seeds, and then a bird, or a person or an animal eats from it, it is regarded as a charitable gift (sadaqah) for him." (Bukhari)

Conserve resources even when used for rituals:

3. Abdullah ibn Amr ibn Al-`Aas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet passed one day by Sa`d ibn Abi Waqas (May Allah be pleased with him) while he was performing wudu' (ritual cleaning of body parts in preparation for prayer). The Prophet asked Sa`d, "What is this wastage?" Sa`d replied "Is there wastage in wudu also?" The Prophet said, "Yes, even if you are at a flowing river." (Ahmad and authenticated Ahmad Shakir)

Keeping environment clean is important:

4. The Prophet warned, "Beware of the three acts that cause you to be cursed: relieving yourselves in shaded places (that people utilize), in a walkway or in a watering place." (Narrated by Mu`adh , hasan by Al-Albani)


5. Abu Zarr Al-Ghafari (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "Removing harmful things from the road is an act of charity (sadaqah)." (Narrated by Abu Dharr Al-Ghafari)

No for over-consumption! Consider recycling and fixing before buying new items:

6. Abdullah ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet said, "The believer is not he who eats his fill while his neighbor is hungry." (Saheeh al-Bukharee (112))


7. Asked about what the Prophet used to do in his house, the Prophet's wife, `A'ishah (may Allah be pleased with her), said that he used to repair his shoes, sow his clothes and used to do all such household works done by an average person. (Sahih Bukhari)


8. The Prophet said, "Whoever kills a sparrow or anything bigger than that without a just cause, Allah will hold him accountable on the Day of Judgment." The listeners asked, "O Messenger of Allah, what is a just cause?" He replied, "That he will kill it to eat, not simply to chop off its head and then throw it away." (An-Nasa'i)

Animals should be cared for:

9. Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet said, "A man felt very thirsty while he was on the way, there he came across a well. He went down the well, quenched his thirst and came out. Meanwhile he saw a dog panting and licking mud because of excessive thirst. He said to himself, "This dog is suffering from thirst as I did." So, he went down the well again, filled his shoe with water, held it with his mouth and watered the dog. Allah appreciated him for that deed and forgave him." The Companions said, "O Allah's Messenger! Is there a reward for us in serving the animals?" He replied: "There is a reward for serving any living being." (Bukhari)


10. Abdullah ibn `Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet said, "A woman entered the (Hell) Fire because of a cat which she had tied, neither giving it food nor setting it free to eat from the vermin of the earth." (Bukhari)

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How to Be a VIP on the Day of Judgment


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Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) said,

"Allah will cover seven people with His shade, on the Day when there will be no shade but His: a just ruler, a youth who has grown up in the worship of Allah, a man whose heart is attached to the mosques, two persons who love each other only for Allah’s sake and they meet and part in Allah’s cause only, a man who refuses the call of a beautiful and influential woman for illicit relation with her and says: I am afraid of Allah, a man who gives charitable gifts so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given, and a person who remembers Allah while he is alone and his eyes are flooded with tears." (Al-Bukhari)

We all need Allah’s shade. To be under Allah’s shade is to be protected by Him and be blessed by Him. We need His shade in this life and in the Hereafter. It is mentioned that the Day of Judgment will be a very hard and difficult Day. On that day everyone will be worried and will try to find some protection and shade; but there will be no shade on that Day except the special shade of Allah. This shade will be granted to seven special types of people:

1. A just ruler or a just leader: It could be any person who has some authority and he/she uses this authority with justice and fairness without any favoritism or prejudice. Justice is the command of Allah for all people; but the most critical is the doing of justice when one has power and authority. More difficult is, of course, dealing justly with those who show hate and animosity towards you. A just person, especially a just leader or ruler, is given number one place in this list of seven.

2. A young person growing up in the worship of Allah: Worship of Allah is good for all people at any age and time; but the worship of Allah from the tender young age has special blessings. Many people become devoted to Allah when they grow old. In the old age when the body becomes weak, people start paying attention to the spirit. However, to be conscious of one’s spirit and growing up as a youth in the obedience of Allah bring a special honor and blessings.

3. A person whose heart is connected to the Masjid: Literally it says that the heart is hanging (mu`allaq) in the masjid. Imam Malik explained that it was a person who when he leaves the musjid, looks forward to coming back again soon. Normally people’s hearts are attached to their jobs, business and home. The masjid are not the priority for many people. However, those who love the House of Allah and keep it as their priority are the blessed people and they shall receive the special favor of Allah.

4. Two people loving each other for the sake of Allah: One should be friendly to all people and deal with all people in a kind and courteous manner. However, the friendship for the sake of Allah, for the reasons of piety and goodness is a very blessed friendship. This is a sincere friendship and when two or more people become attached to each other for Allah’s sake they bring a lot of good to themselves and to those around them. This is a kind of friendship that generates goodness in the world and is especially blessed by Allah.

5. A person of solid moral character: The Prophet gave an example of this solid character. He said a man tempted for illicit relationship by a woman who is beautiful and rich, influential or of a prestigious family (the word “mansib” means all these things in Arabic) and he refuses. Imam Ibn Hajar says that this is not limited to a man only who is tempted by a woman; it equally applies to a woman who may be tempted by a man who is very beautiful, powerful and rich and she refuses and says “I fear Allah.” It requires a lot of moral strength to refuse temptation when the other partner is attractive, rich, and not only consenting but persuasive. Those who have such a strong character are indeed under the protection of Allah.

6. A person of charity who does not show off his/her charity: A person gives charity in such a way that even his left hand does not know what his right hand has done. This is a very powerful and beautiful way to say that a person gives quietly, discreetly and with sincerity. His/her purpose is not to show off, seek publicity, name or fame; but only to please Allah. This is the highest kind of charity and it has a special reward and blessing from Allah.

7. A person who remembers Allah privately with eyes filled with tears: Thinking of Allah, repeating His Beautiful Names, thanking Him and praising Him, these are the ways to remember (dhikr) Allah. Doing the “dhikr” alone in one’s privacy, when no one is watching, with moving heart and tearful eyes is a sign of sincere faith and deep love of Allah. Those who have the love of Allah, they are indeed under His shade and protection.

All these seven characters are deeply moral and spiritual characters. They indicate a person’s faith and sincere commitment. They are related to feeling, thinking, speaking and action. These are true characters of sincere believers. We pray to Allah to bless us with these characters and with his shade in this world and also in the Hereafter. Ameen.


Kindness at Home


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Islam is a beautiful religion, full of wisdom and harmony. If this wonderful religion is followed properly then a typical Muslim would only be a great example to follow. The Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (May Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "The most perfect believer in faith is the one who is best in moral character..."  [At-Tirmithi]

Spreading kindness at home:
'Aa'ishah may Allaah be pleased with her said: "The Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (May Allaah exalt his mention ) said: '"When Allaah, The Almighty,Wills some good towards the people of a household, He introduces kindness among them.'"
According to another report: "When Allaah loves the people of a household, He introduces kindness among them." [Ibn Abu Ad-Dunyaa] In other words, they start to be kind to one another.
This is one of the means of attaining happiness at home, for kindness is very beneficial between the spouses, and with the children, and it brings results that cannot be achieved through harshness, as the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (May Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "Allaah loves kindness and rewards for it in such a way that He does not reward for harshness or for anything else."

Helping the wife with the housework:
Many men think that housework is beneath them, and some of them think that it will undermine their status and position if they help their wives with this work. The Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (May Allaah  exalt his mention ) however, used to "sew his own clothes, mend his own shoes and do whatever other work men do in their homes."
This is how 'Aa'ishah may Allaah be pleased with her responded when she was asked about what the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (May Allaah  exalt his mention ) used to do in his house; she described what she herself had seen. According to another report, she said: "He was like any other human being; he would clean his clothes, milk his ewe and serve himself."
If we Muslim men were to do likewise nowadays, we would achieve three things:

1.      We would be following the example of the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (May Allaah exalt his mention).
2.      We would be helping our wives.
3.      We would feel more humble and down to earth.

These narrations should act as a reminder to those men, who demand food instantly from their wives, when the pot is on the stove and the baby is screaming to be fed; they do not pick up the child or wait a little while for the food.

Being affectionate towards and joking with the members of the family:
Showing affection towards one's wife and children is one of the things that lead to creating an atmosphere of happiness and friendliness in the home. Thus the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (May Allaah  exalt his mention ) advised Jaabir may Allaah be pleased with him to marry a virgin, saying,
"Why did you not marry a virgin, so you could play with her and she could play with you, and you could make her laugh and she could make you laugh?" [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]
The Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (May Allaah  exalt his mention ) also said: "Everything in which Allaah's name is not mentioned is idleness and play, except for four things: a man playing with his wife..." [An-Nasaa'ee]
"The Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (May Allaah  exalt his mention ) kissed Al-Hasan Ibn 'Ali, and Al-Aqra' Ibn Haabis At-Tameemi was sitting with him. Al-Aqra' said: 'I have ten children and I have never kissed any one of them.' The Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (May Allaah  exalt his mention ) looked at him and said: 'The one who does not show mercy will not be shown mercy.'" [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

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தேசிய ஷூறா சபை அரசி யல் தலைவர்களைத் தொடர் ந்தும் சந்திக்கும்.




தேசிய ஷூறா சபை அரசியல் தலைவர்களைத் தொடர்ந்தும் சந்திக்கும்.

பல மதங்களுக்கும் அவற்றைப் பின்பற்றுபவர்களுக்கும் எதிராகத் துவேச உணர்வைத் தூண்டும் வகையிலான செயற்பாட்டில் ஈடுபட்டுள்ள தீவிரவாதக் குழுக்களைக் கட்டுப்படுத்துவதற்கு உரிய நடவடிக்கைகள் எடுக்கப்பட வேண்டியதன் முக்கியத்துவத்தையும் அதன் அவசரத் தேவையையும் தேசிய மொழிகள் மற்றும் சமூக ஒருங்கிணைப்பு அமைச்சரு​ம்ஜனநாயக இடதுசாரி முன்னணியின் தலைவருமான வாசுதேவ நாணயக்கார சுட்டிக் காட்டியுள்ளார்.

தற்போது இந்நாட்டில் சிறுபான்மையினருக்கு எதிராக மேற்கொள்ளப்படுகின்ற துவேச உணர்வைத் தூண்டும் செயற்பாடுகள் காரணமாக நாட்டில் மதங்களுக்கிடையிலான ஒற்றுமைக்கும் சகவாழ்வுக்கும் ஏற்படக் கூடிய அச்சுறுத்தல்கள்; குறித்து தெளிவுபடுத்தும் நோக்கில் தேசிய ஷூறா சபையின் 07 பிரதிநிதிகள் அடங்கிய குழுவொன்று அமைச்சர் வாசுதேவ நாணயக்கார அவர்களை அண்மையில் சந்தித்துக் கலந்துரையாடினர். அச்சமயமே அமைச்சர் நாணயக்கார மேற்கண்டவாறு குறிப்பிட்டார்.

இந்நாட்டில் சிறுபான்மையினருக்கு எதிராக மேற்கொள்ளப்படுகின்ற நடவடிக்கைகள் குறித்து தேசிய ஷூறா சபை அரசியல் கட்சிகளின்; தலைவர்களையும் நாட்டின் ஏனைய துறைசார் முக்கியஸ்தர்களையும் சந்தித்துக் கலந்துரையாடல்களை நடாத்தி வருகின்றது. இக்கலந்தரையாடல் தொடரின் ஓரங்கமாகவே இச்சந்திப்பு இடம் பெற்றது.

இக்கலந்துரையாடலின் போது தேசிய ஷூறாச் சபை பிரதிநிதிகள் முன்வைத்த விடயங்கள் தொடர்பில் தீர்வுகளை தேடவெனத் தாம் மேற்கொள்ளும் நடவடிக்கைகளை அமைச்சர் நாணயக்கார இங்கு எடுத்துக் கூறினார். குறிப்பாக துவேச உணர்வுகளைத் தூண்டும் உரைகளுக்கு எதிராகத் தற்போது உள்ள சட்டங்களை மேலும் வலுப்படுத்துமாறு தாம் அரசாங்கத்திடம் கோரிக்கை விடுத்திருப்பதாக அவர் குறிப்பிட்டார்.

இவ்வாறான சட்ட விரோதக் குழுக்களுக்கு எதிராகத் தாம் எப்போதும் குரல் கொடுத்து வருவதாகவும் சட்டத்தைச் செயற்படுத்தும் நிறுவனங்கள் அவர்களுக்கு எதிராக உரிய முறையில் செயற்படுவதை உறுதிப்படுத்திக் கொள்ளவெனத் தம்மால் முடிந்த அனைத்து நடவடிக்கைகளையும் தாம் மேற்கொள்வதாகவும் அமைச்சர் நாணயக்காரஷூறா சபை பிரதிநிதிகளிடம் இச்சமயம் உறுதியளித்தார்.

இக்கலந்துரையாடலின் போது அமைச்சர் வாசுதேவ நாணயக்கார அவர்கள் தொடர்ந்தும் குறிப்பிடுகையில்,சட்டம் ஒழுங்கை மீறுகின்றவர்களுக்கு எதிராக உரிய நடவடிக்கைளை எடுக்கத் தவறினால் பாதுகாப்பற்ற தன்மை குறித்த சந்தேசம் மக்கள் மத்தியில் ஏற்படும்.

மூன்று தசாப்த காலம் நீடித்த இப்பிரச்சினை காரணமான யுத்தத்திலிருந்து தற்போது மீண்டுள்ள நாட்டில் ஒற்றுமையையும் சமாதானத்தையும் பேணுவதற்கு முன்னுரிமை அளித்துஒருங்கிணைப்பை ஏற்படுத்துவதை விடுத்துபிரிவினையைத் தோற்றுவிப்பதற்கு முயற்சி செய்யும் இவ்வாறான அமைப்புக்களைக் கட்டுப்படுத்த வேண்டியதன் அவசியம் குறித்தும்அவற்றுக்காகப் பயன்படுத்தப்பட வேண்டிய முறைமைகள் குறித்தும் சமூக ஒருங்கிணைப்பு விவகாரத்திற்குப் பொறுப்பான அமைச்சர் என்றவகையிலும் ஷூறா சபையினர் அமைச்சருடன் நீண்ட நேரம் கலந்துரையாடினர்.​​



இக்கலந்துரையாடலில் தேசிய மட்டதிலான பல முஸ்லிம் அமைப்புக்களதும் சமூக செயற்பாட்டாளர்களதும் கூட்டமைப்பாக விளங்கும் தேசிய ஷூறா சபையின் தலைவர் தாரிக் மஹ்மூத்கொழும்பு பெரிய பள்ளிவாசலின் பிரதான இமாம் மௌலவி எம். எஸ். எம் தஸ்லிம்சவூதி அரேபியாவுக்கான இலங்கையின் முன்னாள் தூதுவர் ஜாவிட் யூஸூப்ஊடகவியலாளரும்எழுத்தாளருமான லத்தீப் பாருக்பிரபோதய சஞ்சிகை ஆசிரியர் தே. ஷூ. ச. பொதுச்செயலாளர் இஸ்மாயில் ஏ அஸீஸ்மீள்பார்வை ஆசிரியர் சிராஜ் மஸூர். ஹக்கீம் முஹம்மத் (தே. ஷூ. ச. பொதுசனத் தொடர்பு இணைப்பாளர்) ஆகியோர் கலந்து கொண்டனர்.


இதேவேளை இவ்விடயம் தொடர்பாகத் தேசிய ஷூறா சபை ஏனைய அரசியல் கட்சிகளின் தலைவர்களையும் விரைவில் சந்தித்து கலந்துரையாடுவதற்குத் திட்டமிட்டுள்ளது.

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