Catholic Archbishop calls for probe on Alleluia pastors

Colombo’s Archbishop His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith yesterday asked for a probe into those individuals who identify themselves as Christin pastors and indulge in unethical conversions targeting celebrities such as artistes, sportsmen, accomplished women and businessmen. He stressed the need to work out a legal procedure to regulate the activities of ‘such persons’. Cardinal Ranjith who highlighted this issue in a news conference yesterday urged the government to watch over these persons who call themselves pastors and probe their international masters and institutions funding them. He asked the government to…

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Tamil “P2P” Protest of 2021 and the Tamil “Satyagraha” of 1961

What the P2P protest did was to provide an opportunity where the long-suppressed Sri Lankan Tamil community could engage in an imaginative political campaign of this scale and scope. It displayed to the world at large the creative potential within the community to organise and execute a huge political demonstration of this nature. Above all, it refreshed memories of past non -violent protests by Tamils and indicated that the future course of Tamil politics in this country could, should and would be proactively dynamic in a democratic, non – violent…

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Holding UNHRC sessions online: Sri Lanka Objects

Several countries, including Sri Lanka, have strongly objected to the decision by the Organising Committee of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, to hold the UNHRC sessions online, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dinesh Gunawardena, told Ceylon Today. He added the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights had decided to hold the sessions online, despite notifications from several countries that it will not be successful when there is a possibility of holding it safely amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he said he and the Sri Lankan delegation…

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Govt. to amend Muslim Laws: Ali Sabri

The Government was committed to uphold the policy of  “One country-one law” Ven. Rathana Thera had said that the Muslim laws were violating human rights of Muslim women and girls By Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera   Justice Minister Ali Sabri informed Parliament yesterday that steps were being taken to amend the Muslim Laws and that a Cabinet Paper had already been presented in that regard.    Responding to a question raised by Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thera under 27(2), the Minister said the Government was committed to uphold the policy of  “One…

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”Law may say sing National Anthem in two languages but we will sing ONLY in Sinhaha” says Defence Secretary

But shouldn’t the National Anthem be sung in Tamil too, according to the Constitution of Sri Lanka? A: That I don’t know. No point in talking about our Constitution because it was changed 20 times.  If you refer to the flag saying it should be the original flag that is in the Constitution. Then why not also sing the National Anthem in Tamil as it is also mentioned in the Constitution? A: As far as we are concerned, there is only one National Anthem. You take India, there are more…

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TNA counting on India ganging up with anti-SL Western bloc in Geneva

y Dinasena Ratugamage India should surely support the resolution ,sponsored by several Western nations at the 46th sessions of the UNHRC, against Sri Lanka, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran said yesterday addressing journalists in Jaffna. Sumanthiran said that the TNA had held a number of discussions with India on the matter; there were many Tamil people in India, and therefore New Delhi should be concerned about the issues faced by the Tamils in Sri Lanka. “India knows well the human rights violations faced by the Tamil people in…

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