Republic Next Logo

sri lanka muslims

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,

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.

Bohra Conference to generate more than Rs.9 billion – UNP

The World Annual Bohra Conference which will be held in Sri Lanka until the 10tt of September is expected to generate an income of Rs 9.1 billion ( 52 million USD) to the country, UNP Parliamentarian Chandima Gamage said.

Muslim traders back at Wennppuwa fair

Muslim traders will be welcomed back at the Wennappuwa weekly fair from Monday after the local Magistrate accepted a police plea that no-one should be excluded because of their race or ethnicity.

Muslim MPs ready to comply with Maha Sangha’s decisions – Hakeem

Muslim Parliamentarians will comply with decisions taken by the Maha Sangha, Former Minister and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauf Hakeem said.

Mahanayakes to meet Muslim politicians

A conference of the country’s leading Buddhist prelates is saying it will invite the Muslim politicians who resigned from office for a discussion shortly.

President acts on proposals made by the Muslim community

President Maithripala Sirisena is acting on three urgent proposals made by Muslim Civil Society, leaders in the community told RepublicNext.

Beware of what lies beneath

Christians turned the other cheek but some Sinhala Buddhist hardliners step up anti Muslim rhetoric

Hakeem says Muslims being marginalized

Minister Rauff Hakeem is warning that Muslims in Sri Lanka are feeling marginalized after the Easter Sunday attacks and that is playing into the aim of the suicide bombers.

Muslim women harassed in government offices – activists

Muslim Civil Society leaders are objecting to some persons in the government service who have harassed women workers for wearing Muslim attire to work. A group of these activists met President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo this morning and brought several matters to his attention. They told the President that some government officers were asking Muslim […]