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Sri Lanka: The Muslim community is under attack. But why now?- Ahilan Kadirgamar

Image courtesy of The Guardian. Sri Lanka is on the downward slide of chauvinist oppression. The Cabinet last week decided to ban the burqa and...

Report: Increased Marginalization, Discrimination and Targeting of Sri Lanka’s Muslim Community

The Sri Lankan government has taken several decisions recently that indicates and exacerbates a worrying trend of increased marginalization and targeting of Sri Lanka’s...

Sri Lankan government detains young Muslim poet on bogus charges – S. Jayanth

Ahnaf Jazeem, a 25-year-old Sri Lankan poet, remains in jail without charge after being falsely accused, by the Crime Investigation Department (CID) on May...

OIC calls on Sri Lanka to ensure the safety, security and rights of the Muslim community and to respect their religious practices and rituals.

Issuing a statement the  General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has reaffirmed its firm position rejecting all policies and practices targeting...

From Aluthgama and Post-Easter Sunday to COVID-19: Muslims Again at the Margins- Shreen Saroor

The entire world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Although Sri Lanka has had only seven deaths so far, we too are scrambling to...

Group of Muslim organisations urges IGP to probe hate mongering campaign against their community

A group of Muslim organizations has requested Acting IGP Chandana Wickramaratne to inquire into an alleged campaign against the Muslim community. The following is...

ICG: ‘Dangerous’ actions against Muslims risk Sri Lanka peace

Image: Sri Lankan Muslim women walk past a roadside shop selling metal plaque engraved with phrases from the Holy Quran in Colombo A "harsh and...

Minister Rishad decries Sri Lanka Chamber for keeping mum as racist calls of prejudice erupted nationwide

Image courtesy of The National: During the anti-Muslim violence in places like Kurunegala, Hettipola and Minuwangoda where 29 mosques were damaged. (Asiantribue.com) Sri Lankan business chambers have failed...

‘Moulding Muslim culture’: Sri Lankan BBS echoes Chinese Uyghur experiment – Ameer Ali

Image:BBS Secretary Gnanasara Thero. The 7 July ‘Rally of the Un-Enlightened’ (Colombo Telegraph, 4 July), that fizzled out without the expected turnout of 10,000 Buddhist...

OIC Expresses Concern over rise in incidents of intimidation, anti-Muslim rhetoric and hate speech in Sri Lanka

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has been monitoring closely the situation of Muslims in Sri Lanka and remains concerned about the rise in...

Sri Lanka Alert: Violence against Muslims continue for the 3rd day.

Sri Lanka Alert: (09.30 GVA time 07 March 2018) Anti- Muslim violence continues despite state of emergency (& curfew) in place. State of Emergency was delayed by...

Anti-Muslim violence rears its ugly head again in Sri Lanka

Inciting violence, hatred and threats against other citizens because of their diverse backgrounds is harmful for sustained peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka. Ridiculing their religious...
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President Rajapaksa ignores recommendations by medical professionals to control the raging pandemic in Sri Lanka

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Open appeal to Sri Lanka Government : Act Now to Save Our Lives!

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Myanmar: If independent media dies, democracy dies – Phil Thornton

Image: The Voice of Spring is an underground newspaper of the resistance. Journalists in Myanmar are being hunted and arrested by the country’s military for...

Year-long detention of lawyer, poet sparks concern in Sri Lanka – Meera Srinivasan

Original photo courtesy of The Hindu. Spotlight on minority rights, and ‘draconian’ anti-terrorism law modelled on South Africa’s Apartheid-era legislation. Daily-wage agricultural labourer Abdul Ghafoor Muhammadhu...