Feature – Local-Issues

President addresses challenges confronting Muslim schools in Colombo

In a concerted effort to tackle the educational hurdles encountered by Muslim schools in the Colombo region, President Ranil Wickremesinghe chaired a formal discussion at the Presidential Secretariat today (02). The meeting, which brought together key stakeholders, including Minister Ali Sabry and representatives of school principals and organizations, addressed a range of pressing issues. Among the challenges discussed were the shortage …

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Colombo Community in Need

ශ්‍රී ලංකා වාසී ඉස්ලාමීය සහෝදර සහෝදරියනි, දානපතියනි…! කොවිඩ්-19 වසංගතයේ බලපෑම හේතුවෙන් කොළඹ නගරයේ සියළු කටයුතු මුළුමනින්ම අඩාල වී ඇති බව ඔබ හොඳින් දන්නා කරුණකි. මෙමගින් පීඩා විඳින අහිංසක ජනතාවගේ අපහසුතාවයන්වලට යම් හෝ අස්වැසිල්ලක් ලබාදීම පිණිස කොළඹ නගරයේ සියළුම මුස්ලිම් දේවස්ථානයන්ගේ එකමුතුව වන කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික් මස්ජිද් සම්මේලනය මීට පෙර ක්‍රියාත්මක වූවා හා සමානව සදකාවන් සහ සකාතයන් ඒකරාශී කර, නිසි ක්‍රමවේදයක් යටතේ …

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Department of Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs

AMENDMENTS 01 – WAKFS BOARD DIRECTIVES ON REOPENING MOSQUES WAKFS BOARD DIRECTIVES ON REOPENING MOSQUES In keeping with the government decision to permit all places of worship to be open from 12.06.2020, the waqkfs board of Sri Lanka at its meeting held on 11.06.2020 has arrived at the following decisions 1. To permit all mosques to be open for individual …

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Covid-19: Stop indiscriminate cremations By Dr M. Haris Z Deen

Cremation or burial? The debate is likely to go on for a long time because the government of Sri Lanka is determined to maintain its stance of indiscriminately cremating all those who are believed to have died of Covid-19. The danger of such a discriminatory action has been clearly exposed in the case of the Muslim woman who was forcibly …

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Health Ministry Circular Against Female Circumcision Condemned

A recent Health Ministry circular prohibiting medical practitioners from carrying out female circumcision has been condemned as an affront to Muslims who practice it. A circular issued by Dr.Anil Jasinghe, Director General of Health Services states that “any involvement in the procedure, be it conducting the procedure or encouraging it, is considered highly unethical and that all medical professionals are …

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