Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan Muslim religious body to meet President and Chief Prelates to discuss suppression of Muslim community
Sat, Apr 19, 2014, 10:17 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 19, Colombo: A Muslim religious body in Sri Lanka plans to meet with the President and the Chief Prelates (Mahanayake Theros) in order to discuss the suppression faced by the Muslim community.

The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU), which is a Muslim religious body of Islamic Theologians in Sri Lanka, has said that it hopes to meet with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter, Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thero.

ACJU's Media Unit Head, Moulavi, Aslam Zubair has said the body had made the decision to bring to the notice of the President and the Mahanayake, the suppression faced by the Muslim community at the hands of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS).

Zubair has told the media that the actions of the BBS have hurt the Muslims in the country and that the BBS had also made horrendous remarks against the Holy Quran by misinterpreting its commands and has spitefully commented on its versus out of context.

He has added that the Muslims were hopeful that the President and the Mahanayake Theros would be able to intervene and prevent the problems faced by the Muslim community.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Speaker endorses Provincial Council Amendment Bill, instructs to hold PC elections before January and LG elections before March
-- [2 hours ago]
Prime Minister says can't allow the extremists to ruin the final opportunity for a political solution
-- [3 hours ago]
Governors to administer provincial councils ending terms this month until election
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy training program on preventive medicine and causality care with U.S. Marines concludes
-- [4 hours ago]
Wholesale prices of imported potatoes and big onions decline
-- [5 hours ago]
Special Parliamentary sitting on October 3 to mark 70th anniversary of Sri Lanka parliament
-- [5 hours ago]
India awards Mahatma Gandhi scholarships to 150 Sri Lankan students
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's first Social Innovation Lab to be opened next week
-- [6 hours ago]
National Child Protection Authority initiates investigation into forcing school children to take part in wedding
Sri Lanka Customs nab couple attempting to smuggle currency worth nearly Rs. 90 million

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.