Saturday, August 18, 2018
Sri Lanka Buddhist monk accused of inciting anti-Muslim violence gets ۶ years' jail
A Sri Lankan court on Wednesday handed a six-year jail term to a Buddhist monk accused of inciting violence against Muslims, holding him guilty of contempt just months after he was convicted of intimidating the wife of a missing journalist.
2018/8/10 - 00:00
Footage shows Sri Lankan police aid anti-Muslim riots
An excerpt of CCTV footage from the first day of attacks, showed police letting a large group of men through the cordon protecting the Noor Jummah mosque in Digana, a Kandy township.
2018/3/26 - 15:15
State of emergency in Sri Lanka after mob attacks on Muslims
Sri Lanka’s government imposed a nationwide state of emergency on Tuesday after mob attacks against the minority Muslim population in a central district, violence that has highlighted the country’s fragility as it tries to recover from decades of civil war.
2018/3/7 - 21:00
Buddhists attack Mosques, Muslim shops in Sri Lanka
The tense situation that had prevailed in the Ampara town in eastern Sri Lanka Monday night after a group of Buddhists attacked a Muslim shop and a mosque, has presently been brought under control, police said on Tuesday.
2018/2/28 - 16:20
Sri Lanka says ۳۲ 'elite' Muslims have joined Daesh in Syria
Thirty-two Sri Lankan Muslims from "well-educated and elite" families have joined Daesh in Syria, the justice minister told parliament on Friday, promising that the government would clamp down on extremists.
2016/11/19 - 13:28
New constitution will not divide the country: Sri Lanka Muslim Congress
The government will not leave any room to harm the unity, territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country and the proposed new constitution will not create division, the leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Minister Rauf Hakeem asserted.
2016/9/30 - 19:44