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A New Moment In History

We stand today at a "new moment in history", in the antechamber of a new global economy marked by rapidly shifting circumstances and new modes of thinking. This new economy will be geographically different, driven more by the emerging markets and developing countries. It will also be generationally different, shaped by different values and principles.

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Is Shari'ah a Divine Law

An appeal to the readers: The subject “Shari’ah” has to be viewed dispassionately and understood with knowledge, intelligence and wisdom. Trying to make irresponsible comments with emotion and sentimental feelings will certainly exhibit ones ignorance.

Is Shari'ah a Divine Law
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Paroxysm On Peace And Harmony

Living in peace and harmony was the norm in Sri Lanka and goes back to ancient days, until the foreign influence cast its shadow on the beautiful island once known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean. It was a myth that even the first human being Adam (Peace be upon him) had stepped into the serene part of the globe. So why is there a paroxysm on peace and harmony in this beautiful motherland of ours?

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Sri Lanka Army to hand over first report on its LLRC recommendations

Today, Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya will hand over to the Secretary Defence Mr.Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the report submitted by the Board of Officers to study the LLRC report This will take place this morning at the Ministry of Defence.

Sri Lanka Army to hand over   first report  on  its LLRC recommendations
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Sri Lanka - China relations on a Strategic Perspective to be mapped out

The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) carried out a productive business promotion mission to China with establishment the Eminent Persons’ Advisory Council (EPAC) comprising senior personalities from the both countries. This mission was organized at the invitation of the Chinese People’s Association of Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD), a Beijing based think-tank.

Sri Lanka - China relations on a Strategic Perspective to be mapped out
Sri Lanka - China relations on a Strategic Perspective to be mapped out
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Islamic Law, Adoptions and Kafalah

Conventional wisdom — among both Muslims and non-Muslims — holds that adoption, as practiced in much of the Western world, is alien and prohibited by dictates of Islam. This, of course, ignores the sophistication and nuances of both Western law and Islamic dictates. Indeed, adoption rights activists have struggled to find ways around the difficulties this simple binary causes for some children and prospective adoptive parents. With the growth of the Muslim population in the West, there is now an increased urgency to tackle this issue as some Muslims wish to adopt children from jurisdictions governed by Islamic law.

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Two of the four arrested Jaffna University students released

Two of the four Jaffna University Students who were arrested on 30th November by the Terrorist Investigations Division in the immediate aftermath of former LTTE leader V. Prabhakaran’s birthday were released on Tuesday 22 January.

Two of the four arrested  Jaffna University students released
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Mahinda Felicitates Obama

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a felicitation message to US President Barack Obama, congratulating him on assuming office for a second term.

Mahinda Felicitates Obama
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