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AKD in Kattankudy promises culture of unity and brotherhood

Presidential hopeful Anura Kumara Dissanayake yesterday promised a culture of mutual respect and understanding between all ethnic and religious groups.

Zahran linked to three IS cases in India

Indian newspaper The Hindu, quoting the National Investigation Agency (NIA), reports that Sri Lanka's Easter attack mastermind Zahran Hashim was linked to three Islamic State (IS) cases in India.

US State Secretary Mike Pompeo to visit Sri Lanka

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Sri Lanka between 24 and 28 June, the US Department of State announced yesterday (10).

New public school system that isn’t segregated along lines of language or religion – PM

Over the next two years, the Government will introduce a new public primary and secondary education system that is not segregated along lines of language or religion, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.

No Govt permission for Sharia universities – PM

The Government will not grant permission to operate Sharia universities in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday (20).

P’ment to receive report on Batticaloa campus early June

Prof. Ashu Marasinghe, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Education, an extension of the Parliamentary oversight committee on education and human resource development, said its report of the controversial Batticaloa campus will be finalised by the end of this month.

Muslim leaders appeal for unity, caution against extremism on both sides

A collective of Muslim political and civil society representatives today called for introspection and self-evaluation within the Muslm community, while urging the wider Sri Lankan populace, particularly the Sinhalese, to not fall into the traps of communal politics.

Sri Lanka Islamist Easter bombers had links with JMI: Minister

State Defence Minister says Islamist National Thowfeeth Jama'at group which had bombed churches and hotels which killed over 300 persons in Sri Lanka had close links with another organization called JMI