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  • Royal victory for Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe Read more >

    Royal victory for Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

      Image: Jubilant Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe gestures along with Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne after the vote on the No Confidence Motion – AFP Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe yesterday emerged victorious after he managed to decisively defeat the much anticipated No-Confidence Motion with a comprehensive majority of 46 votes and will meet President Maithripala […]

  • SLMC to Contest Under UNP Ticket Read more >

    SLMC to Contest Under UNP Ticket

    (Rauf Hakeem announcing the decision) The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has decided to contest on the UNP ticket at the upcoming general election, SLMC leader Rauf Hakeem said today. He said the SLMC would contest under the UNP ticket in the districts of Puttalam, Kalutara, Ampara,Kurunegala,Kandy, Gampaha and Trincomalee while contesting under the ‘Tree’ […]

  • SLMC Wants Fresh Investigation On Aluthgama Riots Read more >

    SLMC Wants Fresh Investigation On Aluthgama Riots

    [A Sri Lankan Muslim man checks his charred house after it was set on fire by Buddhist hardliners: Times of India] The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) today called upon the newly elected president to re-investigate religious killings which had occurred in the country under the previous regime. The SLMC said that while the government […]

  • The Minority Vote Read more >

    The Minority Vote

    By Izeth Hussain- The cure for the ills of democracy is more democracy – H.L. Mencken My confident expectation before the Uva PC elections was that the UPFA would have a ‘torrid time’, and so it turned out. My confident expectation thereafter was that at the next round of elections the President and the UPFA […]

  • Sri Lanka: Aluthgama post mortems, suspicious – SLMC Read more >

    Sri Lanka: Aluthgama post mortems, suspicious – SLMC

    Blood in the mosque, Aluthgama The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress says that the post mortem reports of those killed in the Beruwala and Aluthgama clashes are highly suspicious. Speaking to the BBC yesterday, SLMC General Secretary M.T. Hasan Ali has said that post mortem reports of victims shot dead, cite the reason for death as […]

  • Aluthgama Violence: Ministers  Hakeem and  Bathiudeen  wanted the entire country to burn – Minister Ranawaka Read more >

    Aluthgama Violence: Ministers Hakeem and Bathiudeen wanted the entire country to burn – Minister Ranawaka

    Ranawaka Minister of Technology and Research Patali Champika Ranawaka slams English language media and ‘citizen’ journalists on social media for fabricating stories about the incidents in Aluthgama. Those who are eagerly bashing Sinhala Buddhists as ‘racist terrorists’ are conveniently ignoring the rise of Muslim fundamentalism within the country, Minister of Technology and Research Patali Champika […]

  • Muslims will lose trust in Govt , Rauff Hakeem tels US

    Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem yesterday told US Ambassador Michele J. Sison that Muslims in the country will lose faith in the government if it fails to take immediate legal action, against Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera. He said this when the US Ambassador met him at his residence. […]

  • SLMC endorses Pillay’s stand on religious extremism in Sri Lanka Read more >

    SLMC endorses Pillay’s stand on religious extremism in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader and Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem yesterday demanded that the government take punitive action against those who had been inciting violence against the Muslim community.An irate Hakeem accused certain members of Buddhist extremist groups of causing chaos in the country. The Minister was participating in the debate on a motion submitted […]

  • Sri Lanka commmunal violence: Hakeem demands immediate action

    Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) yesterday demanded the government take immediate action to resolve the tense situation in Aluthgama, warning that the party will take stern political decisions if the government failed to ensure the security of the people.SLMC Leader and Minister of Justice, Rauff Hakeem, told a press conference yesterday, he was ashamed to […]

  • Minister Hakeem slams ex-military Governors Read more >

    Minister Hakeem slams ex-military Governors

    Hakeem Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader and Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem today slammed the appointment of military Governors to the Northern and Eastern provinces. Speaking at an event in Yatinuwara in the Kandy District today, Hakeem said he fails to understand why retired military officers have been appointed as Governors to the North and […]

  • Sri Lanka : TNA, SLMC to jointly work on N&E issues Read more >

    Sri Lanka : TNA, SLMC to jointly work on N&E issues

    The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) have decided to join hands and work towards finding a solution to the problems faced by the people of the North and East. Parliamentarians of the two Parties met at the Kalmunai Municipal Council on Friday (30) to discuss the possibility of working […]

  • SLMC says Govt. could not take the Tamils for a ride Read more >

    SLMC says Govt. could not take the Tamils for a ride

    General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), M.T. Hassan Ali, requested the government to respect the outcome of the Northern Province polls, and expedite the process to find a political solution to the Tamil question. Addressing the media, MP Hassan Ali said, although the government had taken the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and […]

  • Gotabhaya Speech: Sri Lanka Muslim leader warns against extremism claims Read more >

    Gotabhaya Speech: Sri Lanka Muslim leader warns against extremism claims

    (AFP) Sri Lanka’s main Muslim political leader, who is also the justice minister, criticised his own government Friday for blaming religious tensions in the mainly Buddhist nation on Islamic fundamentalism.Rauf Hakeem said he had been “disturbed” by recent comments from the country’s defence minister, Gotabhaya Rajapakse which warned of efforts to “promote Muslim extremism” in […]

  • Muslim Congress to quit Government

    There is a strong possibility of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leaving the government before the Provincial Council elections are held, political sources revealed.This situation has risen due to the growing disenchantment of Muslim voters with the SLMC, which they charge is drifting away from the people and becoming a sycophant partner of the […]

  • SriLanka: Ensure Rule of Law and Religious Freedom – 8 Muslim ministers tell Rajapaksha Read more >

    SriLanka: Ensure Rule of Law and Religious Freedom – 8 Muslim ministers tell Rajapaksha

    Police guard destroyed Mosque: closing the stable door after the horse has bolted ( BBC Sandeshaya photo) State should ensure religious freedom: Muslim MinistersMuslim ministers, representing the government, yesterday said that the State should ensure religious freedom in a multi-ethnic and multi-religious society. The minister said that they couldn’t understand how inflicting violence on a […]

  • TNA, SLMC map counter measures, as govt moves to curtail powers of PCs

    UPFA constituent, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) are in the process of building a common front to thwart government move to curtail the powers of the provincial councils ahead of the first northern provincial council election scheduled for September.SLMC General Secretary Hassen Ali (National List MP) and TNA […]

  • SLMC chellenges President to remove them form the Govt over 13 A

    Up to President to remove us – Hasan Ali  The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), one of the constituent parties of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), will not pull out from the Alliance or the government, despite it not being appointed to the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) to make amendments to the 13th Amendment.“We […]

  • SLMC peeved at being excluded from PSC

    The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) is infuriated over the government’s failure to appoint one of its nominees to the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), despite the Party being one of the constituent partners of the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance ( UPFA), with a Cabinet Minister, a Deputy and eight MPs.The PSC appointed by Speaker […]

  • Muslim Congress Parliamentary Group Unanimously Resolves to Oppose Govt Moves to Amend 13th Constitutional Amendment Read more >

    Muslim Congress Parliamentary Group Unanimously Resolves to Oppose Govt Moves to Amend 13th Constitutional Amendment

    Hakeem cornered D.B.S.JEYARAJPresident Rajapaksa’s proposed move to bring about urgent legislation to amend the Thirteenth Constitutional Amendment and circumscribe devolution suffered a major setback as the Government’s chief Muslim constituent party has resolved to oppose such arbitrary and ad hoc attempts to make Constitutional changes.The Parliamentary Group of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress(SLMC) met at […]

  • SLMC to veto scrapping 13A

    The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) High Command at a meeting held on Thursday night has unanimously decided to oppose the proposed amendments to the 13th Amendment, a senior party spokesman told Ceylon Today.Meanwhile, the draft document of the proposed amendments was presented to the Cabinet on Thursday and the SLMC Leader had informed the […]

  • SLMC issues ultimatum to Hakeem

    Minister of Justice and Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), Rauff Hakeem, has been given an ultimatum of one month by his party hierarchy to deal with the government over the alleged harassment and intimidation of the Muslims in the country and to arrive at a solution to the problem, sources said. SLMC […]

  • TNA Parliamentarians Sampanthan and Sumanthiran Exposed Muslim MPs political bankruptcy Read more >

    TNA Parliamentarians Sampanthan and Sumanthiran Exposed Muslim MPs political bankruptcy

    Latheef FarookPolitical bankruptcy of Muslim parliamentarians was exposed by the Tamil National Alliance leader R Sampanthan and the TNA parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran when they raised the issue of growing disastrous hate Muslim campaign in the parliament. R Sampanthan MP and M. A. Sumanthiran MP meeting (Jan 2013) with an Australian delegation lead by Scott Morrison […]

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