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‘An Injury to One, is an Injury to All’- Let’s fight the Racism & Communalism

Issuing  a media statement on behalf of the United Socialist Party, its leader  Siritunga Jayasuriya calls on left forces to come together along with...

An eye witness account of anti Muslim violence in Aluthgama by a member of Parliament

Burned ( Dinouk Kolambage)''I witnessed what happened. After the procession when the rioting began I called the police stations that administer the areas....

Sri Lanka Muslim leader warns of radicalisation after riots

Refugees of Aluthgama (Vikalpa)AFP / Sri Lanka's most senior Muslim politician Friday warned that his government's failure to restrain Buddhist monks accused of sparking...

Denying responsibility for Alutgama violence will not suffice

Gota: Denying responsibility  Jehan PereraAddressing members of the national advisory committee to the Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration, Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara gave...

Aluthgama anti-Muslim riots:The conduct of Police, STF and even Doctors were questionable

A gun shot in AluthgamaFact -Finding Mission Report by a Womens Collective to Areas in South Sri Lanka That Were Affected by Anti-Muslim Violence.On...

Fathima Thahir,the Family Owned Provision Store in Battaramulla and a Rock Flung in the Dark.

D.B.S.JeyarajFathima Thahir is a Muslim woman in her forties who manages a small provision store owned by her family in the Colombo suburb of...

U.N. Chief Urges Sri Lanka to Protect Muslims Under Attack

Sri Lanka Muslims protestThalif DeenUNITED NATIONS  (IPS) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the Sri Lankan government to “take necessary measures” to...

Govt. ‘blatantly misinformed’ UNHRC about Aluthgama clashes: Muslim Council

Manisha Gunasekera lied to UN◾Council fires letter to External Affairs Minister◾Alleges Govt. informed Council in Geneva that violence was instigated by Muslims◾Govt. statement in...

Sri Lanka: Victor Ivan reveals Gota’s relations to Bodu Bala Sena

IvanWith the defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa being blamed following the calamity in Aluthgama and Beruwala, it seems that he had informed Gnanasara Thera of...

“Armed mobs attacked opposition M.P.’s vehicle with 16 Muslims while police simply looked on”-

''Mobs armed with swords and sand bottles, and so forth were on road sides about a kilometre from the Aluthgama fair while police...

Army spokesman’s attack on opposition MP Mangala Samaraweera: The Army getting involved in politics

Harim PeirisLate last week we witnessed the scenario where the Army spokesman, a brigadier in rank, made the unusual claim that current UNP spokesman...

Sri Lanka: How long Muslim leaders can control the passions of their youth and whether external Islamic forces will seek to intervene remains to...

An extremist Buddhist group has taken steps to expel Muslims from the island kingdom, silencing dissent through propaganda and intimidation.After three Sri Lankan Muslims...

Three letter from Sri Lanka Muslim Council to IGP, to FM and to JHU

''The report presented by Ms. Manisha Gunasekera, Deputy Permanent Representative gives figures of casualties that are ridiculous to say the least. She, like the...

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...

Sri Lanka: Aluthgama Violence Scares Schoolchildren

(File photo)The incidents that took place recently in Aluthgama and Beruwela have definitely had an adverse psychological impact on youth who were affected and...

Sri Lankan Muslims describe brutal communal violence

World Socialist Web Site reporters this week visited the Sri Lanka coastal town of Aluthgama, 60 kilometres from Colombo, where Buddhist extremist thugs have...

Sri Lanka call to arrest reporter ( for covering Aluthgama violence)

Dinuk KolambageThe Australian  AS journalists around the world reel over lengthy prison sentences handed down to three Al Jazeera reporters in Egypt, a media...

UNP makes fresh charges against Govt. over Aluthgama clashes

Muslims in Sri Lanka (Reuters)Chamitha KuruppuThe United National Party claims the Government has distorted evidence of the two murders and incidents related to the...

“US Embassy In Colombo Was Behind Anti-Muslim Violence” — Editor, Gota’s War

Veteran political commentator C.A.Chandraprema's analysis of the Aluthgama clash has given rise to the speculation that the US Embassy in Colombo was behind the...

Private Sector Urges The Govt To Take Action Against Hate-mongers

Sri Lanka's National Chamber Commerce and several other organizations representing the private sector of the country have issued a statement strongly condemning communal violence...

Turkey condemns attacks against Muslims in Sri Lanka ; Attacks since June 15 have killed at least 3 Muslims and led to...

ANKARATurkey has condemned recent attacks against Sri Lanka's Muslim minority, which have led to concerns among minority communities about spreading communal violence.  "We believe...

Defence Secretary Gota behind communal clashes – M.P., Mangala Samaraweera

It is none other than defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who is behind all the communal clashes, charges UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera. As explained in...

Sri Lanka: Police bail for 23 of 62 Aluthgama/Beruwala riots

Police have so far released a total of 23 suspects, who were arrested in connection with the Aluthgama and Beruwala riots, without producing them...

The Muslims of Sri Lanka: A community under siege?

Photo courtesy CNNAyesha Zuhair June 2014 will go down in the annals of Sri Lankan history as a turning point in ethnic relations, with...

Pussyfooting when the country burns – Editorial, Ceylon Today

Muslim pre-schoolIf the unchecked sectarian violence that erupted in Aluthgama and Beruwala a week ago left three dead, over 80 injured and thousands displaced,...

Sri Lanka: Has history repeated itself? Riots in Aluthgama

Muslim victims protest ManekshawOne would wonder whether history repeats itself, exactly in the same manner, observing the riots against Muslims in Aluthgama a few...

Sri Lanka: Nearly 300 shops damaged in Aluthgama communal violence

The violent incidents that had taken place in Beruwela and Aluthgama have left nearly 300 shops badly damaged, said the police. By June 20,...

Muslim homes at Thotawatte, Panadura too attacked in a midnight terror operation

Groups that arrived at last midnight in two vehicles have attacked houses of Muslims who are in a majority at Thotawatte , Panadura. The...

Sri Lanka police face media flak over anti-Muslim riots ( Police responds)

IGP - Worst among the top Sri Lanka's media showed rare unity in condemning police Sunday for their failure to control anti-Muslim...

Sri Lanka: Hakeem seeks independent probe, says fascists’ arrogance has no limit

Feeling for safety, Muslims in AluthgamaJustice Minister and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader Rauff Hakeem last night called for “an independent and transparent inquiry”...
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