mansoor arm1Ardent advocate of Tamil- Muslim Unity is no more

Gentleman politician Abdur Razak Mohamed Munsoor, ardent advocate of Tamil-Muslim– Unity and known for his honest politics and commitment to the country, left us on Tuesday 25 July 2017.Munsoor, the best of the last generation of Muslim politician, will be buried in his hometown in Kalmunai following day.

Summing about Munsoor his classmate Mrs. Ms. Rajes Kandiah had this to state for a souvenir to honour his services to the country;

Asiff HusseinAsiff Hussein, Author and Editorial Director of Sailan Muslim Website was conferred an award by President Maithripala Sirisena for his Contribution to People of Sri Lanka, a government publication produced by the Ministry of National Coexistence and Official Languages.

The launching of 'People of Sri Lanka’ took place on  the 18th July 2017 at the BMICH under the patronage of His Excellency, the President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena and Minister of National Coexistence and Official Languages, Honourable Mano Ganesan. The book is the most comprehensive study on Sri Lanka’s races and covers as many as 18 communities who have made Sri Lanka their home.

israel MR 001Israeli presence may harm the existing ties within the communities and further complicate the ethnic conflict.

Few decades ago when Israel celebrated its “Independence Day”, in secrecy   in Colombo, veteran leftist politician Sarath Muttetuwegama asked in the parliament” what audacity Israel, international pariah, got to celebrate its sham of independence in a respected third world capital like Colombo.

Maithri mediaMedia is only Telling home Truths 

Accusing the media of criticizing the government, President Maithripala Sirisena   stated  recently that media personnel had forgotten the sufferings they underwent during Rajapaksa regime. He claimed that it was his government that freed the media and had given the freedom now enjoyed.

Of course, it is common knowledge that there are plenty of Rajapaksa stooges all over including in the media. The talk has been that there are plenty of Rajapaksa mercenaries, stooges and ghost writers exploiting every possible opportunity to discredit the government.

lf photoThis was in response to my article on Maithri’s gazette on lands adjacent to Wilpattu National Park appeared in the Island on 10 April 2017. Five days later I sent my response to this. However my response was not published.This is the state of affairs in the mainstream media in Sri Lanka.

Here are the two articles for those who are interested. Latheef Farook

This is in response to the news item- ‘Maithri’s gazette on lands adjacent to Wilpattu National Park’, in the Opinion page of The Island of 10th April, 2017, by Latheef Farook.