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Sri Lanka president pardons hardline Buddhist monk
Sri Lanka president pardons hardline Buddhist monk
Sri Lanka president pardons hardline Buddhist monk

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has pardoned a hardline Buddhist monk who is accused of inciting violence against ethnic minority Muslims and convicted of contempt of court, officials said on Wednesday. The president’s office did not give any reason for the pardon, which was condemned by a security thinktank as a blow to Sri Lanka’s “battered rule of…

Reuters - May 22 18:46 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, HumanRights, Muslims ]

Sri Lanka rejects plans for $10m Shariah university
Sri Lanka rejects plans for $10m Shariah university
Sri Lanka rejects plans for $10m Shariah university

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday refused permission for a planned $10 million (SR37.5 million) Shariah university in one of the country’s main cities. And in the wake of the deadly Easter Sunday terror attacks on hotels and churches, the premier also announced that all madrasas would be brought under the umbrella of Sri Lanka’s…

Arab News - May 22 14:49 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, Education, Muslims ]

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