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March, 2021

  • 2 March

    The Afghans in ‘Ceylon’ – Our amazing history

    Sri Lanka experienced major waves of immigration during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when throngs of immigrants from India & other British colonies took up residence on the island. Indentured labourers from the erstwhile Madras Presidency & Malabar, who were recruited to work on the central Hill plantations of tea, rubber & coffee, constituted the greatest proportion of this group, followed …

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February, 2021

  • 25 February

    Gazette to allow burial of COVID-19 victims soon

    The gazette on allowing the burials of COVID-19 deceased has been sent to the department of government printing, minister S.M. Chandrasena has said. He said that health minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi had conveyed this matter during a party leaders meeting held on Thursday. “The technical committee has declared that the bodies of COVID-19 deceased from the Muslim community can be buried,” …

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  • 24 February

    Contribution of T.B.Jayah to Sri Lanka-Pakistan relations By Gitanjali Marcelline/

    T.B.Jayah-right-signs-the-trade-agreement-with-Pakistan Colombo, February 23: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to sign a number of MoUs with Sri Lanka on trade and investment during his sojourn here on February 23 and 24. The MoUs are expected to revive the long languishing economic relations between the two countries. The current level of bilateral trade is US$ 460 million but the …

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  • 16 February

    ‘No Comment!…And Don’t Quote Me On That.’

    About The Book The United Nations, whose primary mandate is international peace and security, enjoyed some of its lighter moments when the “glass house by the east river” was occasionally rattled with loud laughter. Did Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev bang his shoe on his desk to attract the General Assembly president’s attention during the October 1960 session? And, as rumor would have it, …

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  • 15 February

    Keeping the Peace: Writings and Reflections on Peace-Building in Sri Lanka

    Editor: Asiff Hussein    Publisher: Muslim Women’s Research and Action Forum Pages: 102   Price: Rs.500 This work is a collection of essays and thoughts on peace-building in Sri Lanka by the leading peace advocates and activists of our times.  The book is a particularly timely release as Sri Lanka emerges from the shadow of a nearly thirty year civil war and …

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