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Sri Lanka minister declines to explain pardon sought for convicted monk

The monk was sentenced to four years in prison with hard labour for hate speech against Muslims.

April 10, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka opposes dissolution of Palestinian state: President

Contributions of Rs10mn from Kathankudi Mosque, Rs2.2mn from Katu Kale Jumma Mosque, Rs3.5mn from employment agencies

April 8, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka minister apologizes for forced cremation of Muslims

"The decision to forcefully cremate those who succumbed to COVID-19 was not based on any science."

April 4, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka planning to raid unregistered places of worship

As per the law, all religious institutions, be it Buddhist, a Hindu temple or a mosque, need to be registered

March 11, 2024 2 min read
Sri Lanka's religious leaders need to cultivate harmony: Prez

Acknowledged the intrinsic connection between religion and reconciliation

Global Tamil Forum, monks, meet Sri Lanka’s president

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) and prominent Buddhist monks met President to advocate for a pluralistic Sri Lanka

Indian grant of USD15 mn to promote Buddhist ties with Sri Lanka

First project to be initiated under grant is solar electrification of religious sites, with 10m allocation

Nethmi Rajawasam
November 3, 2023 1 min read

Nehru: The Advaita of Nonviolent Revolution

Gandhi’s secular collaborator sees transformational energy in age-old hindu metaphysics

Mark Hager
July 11, 2023 26 min read

Indian Marxists school on Gandhi

Disillusioned With Communism, Asoka Mehta and Narendra Deva Converge on Gandhian Socialism

Mark Hager
June 19, 2023 22 min read

Gandhi: The social logic of Ahimsa

From his axiom of ahimsa (non-violence), Gandhi derives two promising themes...

Mark Hager
May 18, 2023 28 min read
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Sri Lanka President raps Archeological Dept for obtaining funds from monks

The president says the Archeological Department has to work on national policy and it cannot obtain money from anybody

May 12, 2023 2 min read
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Bipin Chandra Pal: ‘Socialism’ in India’s past and future

Struggling to Define a Hindu Social Economy

Mark Hager
December 5, 2022 29 min read

Sri Aurobindo: Mystical Awareness Supplants Production

In India, religion and socialism commingle and collide.

October 7, 2022 35 min read

Sri Lanka foreign minister briefs diplomats ahead of tough UNHRC session

Sri Lanka likely to face strong criticism over its human rights situation, diplomats say

January 28, 2022 3 min read
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COVID scare prompts Sri Lanka's Colombo Grand Mosque to cancel Friday prayers

However, the mosque did not remark on daily prayers.

Mahadiya Hamza
August 5, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Adha amid third wave of COVID-19

Prayer congregations are limited to just 100 people.

Mahadiya Hamza
July 21, 2021 1 min read
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Sri Lanka president, PM call for "Prathipaththi pooja"-focused Vesak at home

Absorbing and understanding the Dhamma will help Buddhists get through the current crisis, the premier said.

May 26, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Muslims to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr this Friday: ACJU

However, festival celebrations will be muted this year due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the country

Mahadiya Hamza
May 12, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Muslims to begin Ramadan fasting tomorrow

Muslims in Sri Lanka will begin Ramadan fasting at dawn tomorrow (14) as the moon was not sighted over the island last n...

Mahadiya Hamza
April 13, 2021 2 min read

Easter Attacks: Church calls off protests but will the victims get justice?

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church has called off its month-long protest campaign to demand justice for the victims of ...

Arjuna Ranawana
March 12, 2021 8 min read
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Muslim burials issue: Iranativu islanders don’t want Covid 19 dead buried in their backyards

Residents of the island of Iranativu off the Gulf of Mannar are protesting against the decision announced yesterday by t...

March 3, 2021 3 min read
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Truth, In The Face Of Cremation

Muslims and even Christians wait with bated breath to see if Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit would result in...

By Hilmy Ahamed – Vice President Muslim Council of Sri Lanka
February 23, 2021 11 min read
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Leading Buddhist Monks demand action against Justice Minister

Eleven leading Buddhist Monks have written to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa asking him to take action regarding a stateme...

February 22, 2021 3 min read
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International concern that Sri Lanka continues to cremate Muslim Covid dead

Visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan urged to “push Sri Lanka to gazette” the step to end the forced cremati...

Arjuna Ranawana
February 18, 2021 5 min read

Cardinal laments that Sri Lanka is working to turn lies into truth

At a sermon at the Katuwapitiya church, scene of the most horrific attack on Easter Sunday, the head pf the Colombo chur...

January 21, 2021 2 min read

Discrimination against minorities what is the endgame?

Obstinacy on the Muslim burial issue and the destruction of a memorial for the Jaffna war dead shows the government want...

Arjuna Ranawana
January 11, 2021 8 min read
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