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Sri Lankan Muslim Clerics Revert Stance On MMDA Reform; But No Mention Of Child Marriage

The All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama today reverted its said position and admitted that the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act needs reforms, however with no reference to the need for reform of Child Marriage and the consent required from females when entering a contract of marriage among other key issues. Responding to the assertion of the […]

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Know The Truth And Tell The Truth: Anandasangaree Tells Sumanthiran

“I do not know whether you are aware that I never wanted the LTTE to be destroyed. I only wanted them to mend their ways in dealing with human lives. I had to take this stand because I am strictly committed to non-violence as a great believer and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi and his policies.” […]

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Muslim Clerics Acting In Bad Faith: Using All Resources To Hamper Progress On MMDA Reforms

Chairman of the Muslim Personal Law reform committee former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Saleem Marsoof said the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama (ACJU) have acted in contravention of the good faith reposed in them, and instead have extended all their resources to stunt the work of the committee. He also said the actions by the ACJU […]

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Implement The UNHRC Resolution: GTF Tells Sri Lanka And IC

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has called on Sri Lanka and the International Community (IC) to ensure the UNHRC Resolution is fully implemented in a faithful and timely manner. Issuing a statement today the GTF said: “The Global Tamil Forum cautiously welcomes the unanimous adoption of the resolution ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in […]

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EPF Scam: Central Bank Governor Accused Of Pussyfooting

The Central Bank’s stance on the accused perpetrators of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) scam is been severely criticized by Central Bank whistleblowers. A group of whistleblowers went on to say that the precent Governor, Indrajit Coomaraswamy and the Monetary Board should know that this was the very same institution that once had a reputation for taking a firm […]

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EPF Scam Caused A Loss Of Rs. 9.5 Billion; Governor Indrajit Protects Scammers

The total loss to EPF due to its shoddy deals with Perpetual Treasuries is Rs 9.5 Billion and it is now being hidden from the public, Central Bank sources told Colombo Telegraph. According to our sources the EPF scam which caused a loss of Rs. 9,500 Million has been officially brought to the notice of the […]

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Killing Lasantha And Attacking Journos: Was It Gota Or Fonny Or Both?

Torture survivor journalist Keith Noyahr informed the Sri Lankan government via Interpol that he would not participate in the ongoing investigations until they arrest the persons who gave the orders for his abduction out of fear for his life, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns. The Keith Noyahr abduction in 2008 took a decisive turn when the journalist made […]

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President Sirisena Accused Of Using Public Funds To Boost His Image Via Facebook

President Maithripala Sirisena has been using public funds to boost his image via social media, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns. Last night the President’s official Facebook page carried a sponsored post saying “President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the Sri Lankan community in Russia at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Moscow.” A group of concerned citizens are […]

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TNA Welcomes The Adoption Of UNHRC Resolution

While welcoming the adoption of resolution 34/L 1, at the UN Human Rights Council, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has urged the Government of Sri Lanka to honor its commitment with regard to these resolutions and implement the same in letter and spirit. Issuing a statement the TNA said: “The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) welcomes […]

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Religious Leaders Cannot Be Trusted To Reform MMDA: Women’s Action Network

Women’s Action Network (WAN*) is appalled and deeply disappointed by recent statements by Rizwe Mufthi, President of the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama (ACJU) in a recent interview, that the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) is “perfect in the present state” and does not require changes. With religious leaders invoking tradition to block fundamental rights, […]

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