Cattle slaughter and the ‘demonising of Muslims’ By Latheef Farook

This is in response to the article, Continued cruelty demands ban on cattle slaughter, by Sagarica Rajakarunanayake of Sathva Mithra in The Island Opinion page of July 20.   I admire Sagarica’s compassion towards animals, especially cows. Reflecting the general mindset she has accused Muslims of committing these cruelties. However, the question is what is preventing the relevant authorities from stopping such cruelties by …

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Muslim Council Wants President to Condemn the Hate Campaign

  The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka urges the President to take decisive action by publicly condemning the hate campaign agaisnt Muslims. Sending a letter to Mahinda Rajapaksa, president of the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka N.M. Ameen urges President to instruct the police to take necessary action to stop incidents of harassment against minorities and their businesses. We publish …

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Bodu Bala Sena to tone down its stance on Muslims By K.T.Rajasingham

  (Asiantribune.com): Bodu Bala Sena has agreed to make public announcement that – ‘Bodu Bala Sena will be in no way responsible for creating a situation of religious discrimination in this country. Mr. Dilantha Witharanage This was agreed upon by Mr. Dilantha Wirharnage, the coordinator and the only lay committee member of the Bodu Bala Sena. Chief of Bhodu Bala Sena …

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Population: Census expert disputes anti-Muslim claim by Dasun Edirisinghe

  A senior census and statistics official yesterday disputed a claim being propagated in the country that the Muslim population is likely exceed that of the majority community. The Sinhala population in the country is 74.9 per cent according to the Basic Population Information Report of the Census of Population and Housing 2011. Director, Population Census and Demography Division of the …

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