Following tension in Beruwela over the killing of two Muslims in the
Masjidul Rahuman Mosque on Saturday, a Police curfew was imposed in
certain areas from 6.00 am yesterday. The curfew is expected to be
lifted at 6 am this morning. Maradana, Mahagoda and Maligahena areas
were under curfew as this edition went to press.
The Masjidul Rahuman Mosque in Beruwela came under attack on
Saturday morning during religious festivities and according to
initial Police investigations, a rival Islamic faction that opposed
the traditional religious rituals conducted by the ....
Founder and Executive Chairman of Room to Read, John Wood
(2nd from R) handed over a token book donation to Prime Miniter
Ratnasiri Wickremanayake at the latter’s office. The books were to
be distributed among 592 schools in the Eastern Provovince. Chief
Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan accepted the donation while
Country Director, Room to Read Sri Lanka, Glenfry de Mel (2nd from
L), looks on.
Ex military personnel elbow
out political henchmen
The government has siganalled a
significant change in its policy by the appointment of senior retired
military officers and one serving military officer to head important
offices generally reserved for political appointees.
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