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Sunday June 13th, 2021
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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.

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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

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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 night, the Colombo Grand Mosque...

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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 the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks...

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Muslim burials issue: Iranativu islanders don’t want Covid 19 dead buried in their backy...

Residents of the island of Iranativu off the Gulf of Mannar are protesting against the decision announced yesterday by the government to bury the rema...

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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 them being able to bury their...

Sri Lanka will continue to cremate all Covid dead - Minister

Sri Lanka will continue to cremate the bodies of all its citizens who die of Covid 19 whatever social or religious objec...

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Police rule out extremism in the attack on Mawanella Buddha statue

Police are ruling out any extremism or terrorism associated with the minor attack on a Buddha statue in Hingula, Mawanel...

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Expert committee says burial of Covid 19 dead can take place with precautions

The expert committee advising the government on the disposal of the remains of those who die of the Covid 19 virus is re...

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Authorities prepare for Adam’s Peak season despite Covid 19

The annual Sri Pada season when thousands of pilgrims climb Adam’s Peak each year begins today under strict guidelines...

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Powerful Order of Buddhist Monks, Christians and Hindus ask for burial of Covid victims

One of the country’s biggest Chapter of Buddhist Monks the joint Amarapura-Ramanna sect is asking President Gotabaya R...

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No link between incineration of Mink bodies in Denmark and Covid in the groundwater – experts

The decision by the Danish government to incinerate the remains of millions of Mink who were slaughtered and buried afte...

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Cardinal calls on government to stop deforestation

Roman Catholic leader Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith is calling on the government to enact tougher laws to protect the forests...

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Sri Lankans face an austere Christmas as Covid 19 continues to bite

Sri Lanka’s largest Christian denomination, the Roman Catholics are being asked to mark an austere Christmas as the se...

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Catholic Church has no position on cremation or burial of Covid dead – Archbishops spokesman

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church does not oppose the cremation of the remains of the dead of any of its faithful who ...

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Mourning dead Muslim infant who was cremated

Activists today Saturday, December 12, tied white cloths to the gates of Sri Lanka’s biggest graveyard in protest agai...

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Champika seeks to shed his Sinhala-Buddhist cloak to broaden his appeal

Patali Champika Ranawaka is embarking on a “new political journey” after resigning from the post of General Secretar...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Anglican Bishops call for justice for Hijaaz and Shani on Human Rights day

The Anglican Church in Sri Lanka is drawing the attention of the authorities to the plight of two individuals who are in...

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“Muslims are protesting by not consenting to cremations” – Shreen Saroor

Sri Lanka’s Muslims are not abandoning the remains of their relatives who died of Covid 19 but are not cooperating wit...

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HRCSL wants burial to be permitted for Covid 19 victims

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) is asking the government to amend the regulations governing the disposa...

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Deepavali celebrations - Government issues guidelines

The Health authorities have issued a set of guidelines to those celebrating the Hindu festival of light – Deepavali - ...

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Cremation of Muslim victims of Covid 19, community leaders hope Govt. will allow burials

Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority is still hopeful that the government will lift the order for the mandatory cremation of th...

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Ali Sabry defends government actions as issue of cremation of Muslim Covid victims flares up

Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi says that a “Specialists Committee” is to meet this week to discuss the conte...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Pavithra willing to offer herself as a sacrifice to save Lanka from Covid

Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said that she is willing to offer herself as a living sacrifice to the sea to era...

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National Christian Council is “deeply concerned” about the 20A

The National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) is expressing deep concern about the manner in which the 20th Amendm...

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Catholic Church opposes 20A calls for new constitution to be drafted

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church is joining the chorus of opposition to the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constituti...

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