Monthly Archives: June 2014

A dangerous road in Sri Lanka

A dangerous road in Sri Lanka

Anti-Muslim violence in what were once idyllic tourist spots on the southern Sri Lankan coast has once again underscored the majoritarianism that has dominated the politics of the country since the end of the war against the LTTE in 2009. Four people were killed and …

Muslim Council of Sri Lanka request to ban BBS

Muslim Council of Sri Lanka request to ban BBS

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka calls to immediately investigate the actions of all extremist groups and ban those who have been carrying out a campaign of hate, intimidation and violence against Muslims, Christians and other religious minorities.In a letter to the President, the Muslim …

Protests in London and Chennai over Aluthgama incidents

Protests in London and Chennai over Aluthgama incidents

A large no of Sri Lankan Muslims protested today outside the Prime Ministers house in London on 18 June 2014. The Protests was against the Sri Lankan government sponsored riots on the Minority Muslim community. A large number of Muslim Women and Children took part …

Who is behind Sri Lanka’s religious violence?

Who is behind Sri Lanka’s religious violence?

The Sri Lankan government has imposed an indefinite curfew in a popular tourist area after a group of Buddhists killed three muslims and injured dozens of others. President Mahinda Rajapakse’s government is accused of doing little to prevent this latest violence. It is said to …

Militarisation prevents Tamils from returning home – Al Jazeera

Militarisation prevents Tamils from returning home – Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford, in a video report on militarisation in the North,  interviews displaced Tamil civilians. The military says its mission in northern Jaffna is to prevent “hardline rebel sympathisers” from returning from abroad. The Sri Lankan army’s control of property left vacant by fleeing …

Karunanidhi Condemns Violence Against Lankan Muslims

Karunanidhi Condemns Violence Against Lankan Muslims

  DMK President M Karunanidhi today condemned the anti-Muslim riots in Sri Lanka and urged India to come forward to voice its concern for members of the minority community in the island nation. While countries like the US had expressed concern over the riots that …

Sectarian Violence in Sri Lanka: A Balance Report

Sectarian Violence in Sri Lanka: A Balance Report

By Nilantha Ilangamuwa.                                                      Many stories revealing many different opinions are coming out. The writers are screaming, refuting, condemning and …

Buddhists vs Muslims: Sri Lanka deploys Army as riots spread in country

Buddhists vs Muslims: Sri Lanka deploys Army as riots spread in country

Sri Lanka on Tuesday deployed its army as clashes between Buddhists and minority Muslims spread to newer areas overnight in a popular tourist region where a curfew failed to douse the flare-up that has killed at least four people and destroyed a number of homes …

Counting the cost of Sri Lanka’s violence

Counting the cost of Sri Lanka’s violence

Concern about the worst bout of communal fighting to hit Sri Lanka’s since the end of its civil war in 2009 deepened on Tuesday, after a second evening of clashes between Muslims and Buddhist groups resulted in at least one further death, despite an overnight …

Sectarian violence in south declared off-limits for media

Sectarian violence in south declared off-limits for media

The Sri Lankan authorities asked the local media not to cover the clashes between Buddhists and Moslems that erupted in the southern region of Aluthgama on the night of 15 June. A curfew was also imposed in an attempt to contain a situation described by …