Resettlement Issues

Buddhist Monks and JVP fight for besieged Muslims’ rights.

by Latheef Farook Abandoned by the government, Muslim politicians and threatened by Sinhala extremists   who are law unto themselves Buddhist monks leading the campaign to solve Muslim squatters’ housing problem at Wilpattu, Janatha Vimukthi Permanuna, JVP, fighting for the rights of the Muslims and the Muslims carrying the coffin of a Buddhist monk at a funeral procession provide glimmer …

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By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan. The government conducted an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) before the resettlement of the displaced Muslims in Marichchikatti, Mannar and beyond, Minister of Economic Development, Basil Rajapaksa, told Ceylon Today. The minister's remarks contradict the assertion by the ultra-nationalist groups, Bodu Bala Sena, and Sinhala Ravaya, which have waged a campaign against the resettlement of Muslim IDPs …

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Wilpattu Contraversy the inside story

Minister Rishad Badiutheen organised a media tour on Tuesday to brief the media about the charge that Muslim colonies were created in the Wilpattu Forest reserve.By Darshana Sanjeewa ​

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BBS-Rishad clash over ‘Wilpattu squatters’ President to meet warring parties separately, set up new police unit to tackle conflicts No Muslim extremist groups – IGP – by Shamindra Ferdinando

Having acknowledged that ongoing religious tensions could destabilise the country, President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday announced the setting up of a special law enforcement unit to tackle the situation.   The president was responding to a query at a meeting with editors of national newspapers and representatives of the print and electronic media at Temple Trees yesterday. Turning towards IGP N.K. …

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Squatters at Wilpattu: BBS falsely linked it with Jasmine Housing Project – Petition to President by Zacki Jabbar

Twelve Muslim organizations have jointly appealed to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to reign in the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), which was once again trying to revive communal disturbances by making false allegations with regard to the resettlement of Muslims who were driven out of the North by the LTTE in 1990.   The petition signed by the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, …

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