javid yusfThe unseemly incident at the UNHCR safe house at Mt. Lavinia last week where the 30 Rohingya refugees had been located highlights the fact that the seeds of racism planted during the time of the previous regime have still not been uprooted.

Apart from the fact that the purveyors of hate like Sinhala Ravaya, Ravana Balaya and Bodu Bala Sena are lurking in the background making use of every opportunity to stoke the flames of religious and racial hate,

ahm azwerpMade immense contribution to Muslim community

Former Muslim Affairs Minister Al Haj A.H.M Azwer, one of the most colorful though lately controversial Muslim politician, passed away on Tuesday 29 August 2017. His janaza was buried following day after Asr prayers at Dehiwala Mosque. The  mosque was packed to its capacity with mourners.

This also included former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who was seen seated in the mosque compound.

A.R.M. MunsoorArdent 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;

alaviFor the last 27 years, the month of August had descended upon me, bringing with it dark memories of the gruesome images of the Kattankudy Mosque killings that has had a lasting imprint of sorrow and agony on me. This year is no different.

On 3 August, 1990, 141 worshippers were massacred while they were in communion with God in two different mosques in the town of Kattankudy, in Batticoloa district of Eastern Province. Today marks 27 years since the Kattankudy killings committed by the LTTE that destroyed the lives 141 worshippers and that of their loved ones.

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.