Culture & Heritage

A slice of political life by AJITH SAMARANAYAKE

Political Winds of Change Legislative Speeches of Dr. M. C. M. Kaleel. The Golden Plain – Legislative Speeches of Alhaj H. S. Ismail. Supremacy of Parliament – Parliamentary Speeches of Deshamanya Alhaj M. A. Bakeer Markar. Compiled and edited by A. H. M. Azwer, MP. These three volumes which are a collection of the parliamentary speeches of three leading Muslim …

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Muslim researcher,historian Mohideen passes away

Al Haj M.I.M.Mohideen ( 83) founder secretary of Muslim United liberation front and  Executive Director of Muslim Documentation center of Sri Lanka, researcher ,and historian of island’s Muslims passed away on Friday at the National Hospital Colombo after a brief illness. Late Mohideen hails from Akkaraipattu and lived at Norris Canal Rd Colombo 10. Late Mohideen was one of the …

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Travellers and traders: Muslims of Sri Lanka By Uditha Devapriya

In 851 AD, an Arab merchant, called Soleyman, wrote an account of his travels to the island of Serendib. Impressionistic but insightful, it records the earliest known engagement of a Muslim with Sri Pada, also known as Samantukuta. Soleyman does not refer to Sri Pada as “aadam malayi”, the name we see in later Muslim reconstructions of the peak. Instead …

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Those People from the Past

It was while researching the genealogy of my maternal ancestors that I stumbled upon a burgher lady named, Ms Pompeus, who was supposed to have been the Governess who taught English, Reading, and Piano, to my maternal grandma’s father, MLMH Shareef, and his siblings, Sakeena and Haseena. The Marikar Haji family members belonged to the “Jemmi” ootar (family group) in those …

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Muslims vs The Vikings┇The Unknown History

For centuries, the Vikings were renowned for roaming the world and covering large distances.. Evidence pertaining to the Vikings converting was recorded by the 16th century geographer Amin Razi. Speaker: Dr. Umar Faruq

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