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President attends the Bohra Conference

President Maithripala Sirisena attended the World Annual Bohra Conference today (04) which is currently underway at the Bohra Mosque in Bambalapitiya, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

Police detaining women wearing clothes with “Buddha” imagery

Women’s activists are angry and exasperated by police detaining women wearing sarees or dresses with the images of Hindu Deities on them.

Head of the Anglican Church arrived in Sri Lanka

Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby arrived in Sri Lanka this morning (29) for a three-day visit, according to the Church of Ceylon.

Cabinet approval for MMDA a positive sign, but not adequate – activists

Muslim women's rights activists say that although the Cabinet approval given to reform the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) is a positive sign for Muslim women, that alone does not address the issues faced by them.

Prime Minister assures government aid to develop places of worship

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe is promising government financial assistance to develop all religious places of worship.

“Don’t stick political labels on me ” – Cardinal

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith is vehemently denying he is supporting a particular political formation or is a member of a political party, but defending his right to talk politics.

Time has come to defeat religious extremism – Cardinal Ranjith

Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith says that it is the right time to defeat any religious ideology that destroys another faith or community in the name of God.

Sri Lankan appointed Secretary of Vatican’s Inter-religious Dialogue

Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Indunil Janakaratne Kodithuwakku Kankanamalage, a Sri Lankan priest as Secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue (PCID) last Wednesday (03 July), according to Vatican news.

Cardinal condemns Minister’s statement

Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith condemns the statement made by a Minister whom he said ‘told to open more nightclubs and casinos to promote tourism industry’.

Cardinal Ranjith calls on Pope

Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith met with Pope Francis in the Vatican yesterday (20), where he briefed the Pontiff on the situation in the country in the wake of the Easter attacks.

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