The former Principal of Zahira College Colombo, S.L.M. Shafie Marikkar passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the age of 82 after a dedicated and fruitful contribution made to Sri Lanka Muslim education. He assumed duty at Zahira College in 1967 and since his
On the banks of the Thamirabarani River in the Tirunelveli District in the Southern point of Chennai (Madras) State, close to the most famous region known as Kayalpatnam, the home of Muslim gem merchants and businessmen who gained much popularity with flourishing trade in England,
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Following in the footsteps of free education pioneer C.W.W.Kannangara, the government launched free medical insurance scheme “Sisu Suraksha” for the 4.5 million students in the country. The scheme will be effective from October 1, 2017 in parallel with World Children’s Day covering all students in
What has Islam ever done for us? apart from the algebra, the trigonometry, the optics, the astronomy and the many other scientific advances and inventions of the Islamic Golden Age. Well, if you like art and interiors, there’s always the stunning patterns that grace mosques,
We live in a society that places a high value on the professions and white-collar jobs, and that still considers blue-collar work lower status. It’s no surprise that parents want their children to pursue careers that will maintain or increase their status. In high socio-economic
Arasi Marikar Wapchi Marikar 1829-1925 Arasi Marikar Wapchie Marikar bought the shares of several heirs of maradana land and donated a portion of it to build a mosque and later built another mosque called the Fareed Thakkiya. He had started off his career as an
There is evidence that there were Muslim merchant settlements in Sri Lanka as early as the 7th century. M. A. M. Shukri has used the Arabic (Kufi) inscriptions in Sri Lanka to throw light on the origins of Sri Lanka’s Muslims. He says that the
How many of these scientists—and their contributions—did you know of? Will you be the next Sri Lanakan scientist?
Levels of intelligence are pretty well the same around the world, regardless of race, gender, or religious affiliation. As human beings, we share the same brainpower, just as we share all other physical functions. Mercifully, earlier views of racial inequality have in most places been