All Muslim ministers set to resign

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 Bathiudeen will also resign from his post. Reportedly, the resigning Ministers will continue to serve as government parliamentarians. However, they would sit in the parliament as backbenchers.  A meeting of…

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International Community (IC) is acting as a mediator

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, the International Community (IC) was acting as a mediator. But, it was also abetting the SL State, causing massive civilian deaths.Please read his analysis of SL’s plan to divide and…

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Sri Lanka News Update 2 June 2019

PEARL’s News Update 2 June 2019 Petition: Tamil Genocide Recognition and Criminal Justice for AtrocitiesPlease sign and share our petition to join us in demanding for Tamil genocide recognition and criminal justice for wartime atrocities from the United Nations.  PEARL in the Media 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…

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