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Muslim Council Urges Saudi King To Pardon Convicted Sri Lankan Migrant Workers

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka wrote to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia to urge him to pardon the two Sri Lankan migrant workers who were convicted for adultery. A 45 year old, unnamed Sri Lankan migrant domestic worker and mother of 4 has been sentenced to death by stoning in Saudi Arabia for ‘adultery’ […]

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First Sri Lankan Killed In Syria With ISIS: Investigate And Punish All – Muslim Council Tells Sirisena

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka has today called upon the President Maithripala Sirisena and the Government of Sri Lanka to conduct a thorough investigation, punish all who may have violated the laws of the land, and ensure that no more Sri Lankans are misled in to joining any terrorist movement. Writing to the President […]

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Muslims Caged In Musali

By Hilmy Ahamed – The Gazette Notification issued on the 24th of March 2017 declared four forest areas North of the Wilpattu sanctuary as reserves, caging the Muslim Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) returning to their homes in Musali after languishing in makeshift camps for over 25 years. President Maithripala Sirisena’s hurriedly signed controversial gazette on […]

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Sri Lankan Battlefield Moves To Geneva UNHRC!

By S. V. Kirubaharan – The 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council – UNHRC has just concluded, allowing Sri Lanka another two years to implement the UN HRC resolution 30/1. In every meeting held with VIPs including diplomats, myself and a few others made it very clear that whether it is given 2 years […]

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The Political Hypocrisy Of President Maithripala Sirisena – Muslim IDPs Tossed Out

By Hilmy Ahamed – A Tamil saying goes thus “Stealing the neighbour’s chicken for the mother’s almsgiving“. President Sirisena in his total betrayal of the Muslims did just that with one stroke of his pen from Moscow on 24th March, 2017, when he signed the gazette notification declaring Mavillu, Weppal, Karadikkuli, Marichchikadi and Vilaththikulam forests […]

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A Review Of Razeen Sally’s “Sri Lanka: Three Scenarios For The Future” 

By Laksiri Fernando – “But it is also time to step back and examine the practice of scenario analysis and invest in addressing its weaknesses. We need to bolster its scientific credibility by adding rigour to its procedures.” – Joseph Alcamo A scenario analysis undoubtedly can be used effectively to visualize the future under different […]

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Realistic Assessment Needed Of International Intervention As An Option In Sri Lanka 

By Jehan Perera – In a change from the past the ongoing session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva is no longer generating political passion at it did in the past. There is a sense amongst most people that the present government is on good terms with the international community unlike the previous […]

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India’s Vicarious Involvement In Sri Lanka’s ‘Tamil Question’ – Merger Of North & East Or Not

By Vishwamithra1984 – “Man is like a rope: both break at a definite strain…the solution is not splicing the rope; it’s lessening the tension.” ~Jack Vance We may need India’s backing in the international arena in time to come. We may need India’s help to persuade the more extreme elements in the Tamil leadership community to […]

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Activists Demand End To Discrimination Against Sri Lankan Women

Sri Lanka’s women activities this week demanded an end to discrimination against them by Sri Lankan law, while also emphasizing for equality. In a collective oral statement to the CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women) Committee in Geneva on Tuesday, at least 8 women’s rights organization along with activists […]

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Isn’t It Time For Sri Lankan Muslims To Reassess Their Politics?

By Latheef Farook – SLMC abandoned Muslims for positions and perks; Isn’t it time for Muslims to reassess their politics? Spate of latest scandals involving Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) parliamentarians and its leadership demand that the Muslim community should reassess their politics and free itself from this party which, many accuse, betrayed the community for […]

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