All Muslim Ministers – Cabinet, Non-Cabinet, State & Deputy – have decided to resign from their portfolios in the government. Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Minister Rauff Hakeem stated this at a press conference earlier today (03). Accordingly, Minister of Industry & Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Co-operative Development and Vocational Training & Skills Development Rishad… Continue reading "All Muslim ministers set to resign"
Day: June 3, 2019
Batticaloa-based human rights activist Kathir Barathythasan said that even though one feared the outbreak of an anti-Muslim pogrom immediately after the Easter attacks, silence prevailed for two weeks. Then the mob violence targeted the properties of Muslim traders began. It was not an act of immediate responsive impulse, but an engineered move instigated by an organised force. During the Eelam war,… Continue reading "International Community (IC) is acting as a mediator"
Reflections from Mullivaikkal: From the Ashes“Secretary Clinton called Rajapaksa in March and told him to stop firing on civilians. President Obama […] called on the Sri Lankan government to stop shelling civilians. But it wasn’t enough. It was too little, too late.” – Tasha Manoranjan, Executive Director of PEARL, Tamil Guardian. NEWS Mannar Tamil civil society org raided and threatened by Sri… Continue reading "Sri Lanka News Update 2 June 2019"