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Breakthrough in Muslim matrimonial law reforms

Daily Mirror Finally, after more than sixty years of efforts by various Muslim groups, Sri Lankan Muslims have arrived at an agreement to amend certain clauses of the law that governs matters pertaining to their marriage and divorce. Former Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faiszer Musthapha had broken the news by talking to several newspapers … Continue reading

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Karu vs. Sajith… UNP’s power struggle is now in the open

Daily Mirror “Trying to win a power struggle is like trying to win a nuclear war. You may achieve your goal, but not without catastrophic casualties on both sides.” ~Jamie Raser  The power struggle in the United National Party (UNP) is now in the open. Candidature for the forthcoming Presidential Elections is at stake. In … Continue reading

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People must prevent anyone hijacking power

Daily News Fr. Augustine Fernando (Diocese of Badulla) History shows that man and society go through conflict and cooperation, progress and decline. Yet the desire for improvement persists. Man is impelled to overcome problems, live an honouable, free and interdependent human life, mutually collaborating in co-existence and community. Consciousness and community are necessary for the … Continue reading

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CONGRUENCE (OR) INCONGRUENCE??

Daily Mirror The very large billboard that does not fail to attract attention says “I LOVE MY COUNTRY, BUT I AM ASHAMED OF THE GOVERNMENT!” The saying is so true!!! To make a good impression, we, meaning all of us from the President down, must live according to what we speak and speak according to … Continue reading

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A leap forward in long due MMDA reforms

Daily Mirror Editorial Muslim political and religious leaders must be commended and encouraged for agreeing finally after ten long years of deliberations on the reformation of the Muslim Marriages and Divorce Act (MMDA) in spite of the agreed reforms being far short of national standards. UPFA MP Faiszer Mustapha has told media that the Secretary … Continue reading

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