Monthly Archives: June 2015

Country belongs to the Sinhalese – BBS

Country belongs to the Sinhalese – BBS

The principle of non-violence is central to Buddhist teachings, but in Sri Lanka some Buddhist monks are being accused of stirring up hostility towards other faiths and ethnic minorities. Their hard line is causing increasing concern. The small temple in the suburbs of Colombo is …

Sushma takes note of provocative statements from Colombo

Sushma takes note of provocative statements from Colombo

India plans to convey to Sri Lanka its concern about the “very provocative” statements emanating from Colombo on the fishermen’s issue, which can “vitiate” the atmosphere for talks on the subject, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday. Addressing a press conference here on …

Singapore warns Islamic State may find home in south-east Asia

Singapore warns Islamic State may find home in south-east Asia

Singapore has warned that south-east Asia has emerged as a key recruitment centre for Islamic extremists and raised the prospect of them establishing a base in the region. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong described attempts by Islamic State to turn the region into a province …

ISIS Gains

ISIS Gains

The Islamic State advanced against rival insurgents in northern Syria on Sunday, capturing areas close to a border crossing with Turkey and threatening their supply route to the city of Aleppo, fighters and a group monitoring the war said. The Islamic State captured the town …