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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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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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Will Dr.Shafi ever find justice?

Sunday Observer Editorial In Sri Lanka, the authorities of law and order have a chequered history when it comes to fulfilling their duties in consonance with the Law and the Constitution of the country. The Police have been found wanting many a time in ensuring that crimes are prevented or investigated and prosecuted. The Judiciary … Continue reading

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Feminising ageing

Daily FT Editorial Most people are aware that Sri Lanka has an ageing population. But what they are less aware of is how ageing also has its own gendered demographic challenges. In Sri Lanka the life expectancy for women, on average, is seven years more than for men, which means policies are needed to specifically … Continue reading

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Women deserve………..

…………………a more prominent place in our history books RYM TINA GHAZAL (Arab News) Here is an impressive list: Maryam Al-Ijliya Al-Astrulabi, astronomer and master maker of astrolabes in 10th century Syria; Huda Sha’arawy (1879-1947), the Egyptian revolutionary feminist; the Palestinian Karimeh Abbud (1893-1940), one of the first female photographers in the Arab world, who stamped … Continue reading

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