Merit award winner - (Mawbima)media | best web awards | | Last updated three minutes ago


Jaffna Muslims powwow with Hakeem

Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and Minister of Justice, Rauff Hakeem, has expressed concern over the delay in resettling the internally displaced Muslims in Jaffna.

Ceylontoday, 2013-03-29 02:00:00

Jaffna Muslims powwow with Hakeem

by Our Jaffna
correspondent


Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and Minister of Justice, Rauff Hakeem, has expressed concern over the delay in resettling the internally displaced Muslims in Jaffna.

Minister Hakeem convened a special meeting with representatives of the Jaffna Muslim community at his residence in Colombo on Monday (25).

The representatives of the Jaffna Muslims complained to the Minister that the infrastructure facilities in the Muslim areas in Jaffna need to be uplifted, as a matter of priority.

They also highlighted that Muslims who have already returned to their original places in Jaffna are faced with problems pertaining to their livelihood, as well as reconstructing their houses and business establishments that had been neglected for the past two decades since the Muslims were forcibly evacuated from Jaffna.

Responding to the issues, Minister Hakeem said that considering the humanitarian issues of the Northern Muslims, the Muslim political parties should work together to bring relief to the Muslims in the North.

He said he had met the Indian High commissioner on the allocation of houses donated by India to the people in Jaffna, and had impressed upon him that Muslims should also be allocated houses in the North.

Representatives of the Jaffna Muslims included Dr. A.A.M. Uvais, Eng. Jaheed Hassan and M.G.M. Jameel, an industrialist.

Ceylon FT

Ceylon Finance Today: Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, said that the slashing of wasteful capital expenditure by the present government had reduced the 2015
Ceylon Finance Today: The bourse suffered a blow for the second consecutive day at Friday's (30 January, 2015) trading, hit by the new government's interim budget
Ceylon Finance Today: Dinesh Boditha Saparamadu, Director of hSenid Business Solutions was adjudged as the Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2014, Platinum
Ceylon Finance Today: If transparency in governance improves in the coming years, I hope to see many more Australian companies enter the market to trade, invest

Focus

Exactly 21 days after the masses of the country decided to bring about a change in country's administration through the ballot, the new government seems to have
On 9 and 10 November 2012, 27 prisoners and inmates were killed at the Welikada Magazine Prison. Over 40 were wounded. Eyewitness to the incident, 42-year-old Suresh
The saying, 'One bad apple spoils the barrel' can be aptly used to describe the predicament faced by the many apple vendors in the island, who have drastically
Reports about death and destruction bring an excruciatingly painful and disastrous feeling of despair. This pain increases a thousand fold when one realizes that