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SLMC Is Falling Down

By Razi Muhammadh – The clock has already started ticking for Sri Lanka Muslim Congrass. The lava has bursted from the already burning mountain. SLMC is breaking apart. Two significant persons have already waged a war against SLMC leader Rauff Hakeem. Basheer Cegu Dawood, then chairman of the party has appeared in an interview on […]

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SLMC For Pluralism, Or Racism

By Faizer Shaheid – A recent statement made by Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Chairman and Parliamentarian, Basheer Segudawood sparked quite an outrage among the people of all communities. It implied a separatist view. Dawood seems to have gone into hiding ever since, thereby effectively depriving Journalists of any clarification regarding the statement. At a […]

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SLMC’s Basheer Segudawood Clarifies, Says He Called For A Muslim Unit Not A Separate State

Chairman of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Basheer Segudawood who sparked a fresh controversy following his call for a separate Muslim state at a meeting held in Kathankudy recently, has said that his statement was misconstrued and he only called for a separate Muslim unit and not for a separate state for the community. […]

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Hakeem Vs. Hassan & The Future Of The SLMC

By Raazi Muhammadh – “..what all prudent princes ought to do, who have to regard not only present troubles, but also future ones, for which they must prepare with every energy, because, when foreseen, it is easy to remedy them; but if you wait until they approach, the medicine is no longer in time because […]

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SLMC Amphibians Inside UNP’s Elephant Kraal

By Ameer Ali – Amphibians are at home in two or more places but are native to none of them. This has been the unfortunate saga of the SLMC since its emergence as an independent political party in the 1990s. When it originated the party leaders proclaimed that they would be the sole representatives of […]

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SLMC Unfortunate Liability On The community

By Latheef Farook – The 17 August 2015 parliamentary elections brought Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, SLMC, and its more than half a dozen splinter groups to the end of the road as most of them entered parliament through UNP Muslim votes. This happened more than a quarter century of SLMC’s wheeler dealer politics of taking […]

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The Political Demise Of SLMC

By Ameer Ali – If members of a political party surrenders that party’s original manifesto and symbol and embrace those of another party to win entry to the legislature, and possibly to the cabinet, what does it convey to that party’s dedicated supporters and to the supporters of the party that now accommodated them? Aren’t […]

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Muslims Should Reject SLMC & Its Offshoots Wholesale

By Ameer Ali – The creation of the SLMC as a political party based solely on religion was a historic blunder, which if not rectified soon, will drag the Muslim community into political abyss. The foundational philosophers of SLMC were deluded by a misguided vision about the Indian Muslim League model. The tragic consequences that […]

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Unnecessary Interventions By A SLMC Politician Into Eastern Province Education Sector

A SLMC provincial politician has been making unnecessary interventions into the education sector of the Eastern province that has prompted a group of residents from Akkaraipattu to write to the Education Ministry Secretary concerning his influences and harassments. In their letter they have pointed out that although the intimidations and interruptions of zonal education officials […]

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Tamil-Muslim Reconciliation: SLMC-UPFA Alliance In Eastern Provincial Council

By Latheef Farook –  In the east of the island the destiny of Tamils and Muslims remains intertwined and, inevitably, they share both adversity and prosperity. Thus it goes without saying that it is always in the interest of the two communities for their political parties to work together. Under such circumstance the Sri Lanka […]

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