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Reconciliation efforts in fractured Digana

The multi-ethnic and multi-religious region of Digana, Pallekelle and Balagolla in the Kandy district is a tinder-box with simmering ethnic tensions ready to explode into racial riots,


President sends wishes for the Prophet’s Birthday

President Maithripala Sirisena issuing a message on the Birth anniversary of Prophet Mohamed, has said it is indeed an occasion to reflect on the teachings of the Prophet that helped immensely to make the world better.


Ranil wishes Muslims on the Birthday of the Prophet

On this occasion, as Muslims around the world celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad, I wish them all success in building the righteous society he sought, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in a message for Milad Un Nabi which falls on the 10th Nov.


Madhu church declared sacred area

The Shrine of our Lady of Madhu, a historic Roman Catholic church in Mannar was declared as a sacred area by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday


Clergy should stay away from politics – Cardinal

Speaking in Colombo today he said that the clergy is present at all events, meetings and announcements “seated on the stage like Flower-pots.”


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.


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