MEDIA ROUNDUP: Jan – March 2017

Related articles and videos in the months of Jan - March 2017 MARCH 2017  March 28th - Women’s Groups Outraged By Statement On Muslim Marriage - http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2017/03/26/womens-groups-outraged-by-statement-on-muslim-marriage/  March 24th - Islamic cleric's antipathy to marriage law reform irks women http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/2017/mar/24/islamic-clerics-antipathy-to-marriage-law-reform-irks-women-1585160.html March 24th - ACJU statement draws flak - https://ceylontoday.lk/print20170101CT20170331.php?id=17773  March 24th - அடையாளம், கலாசாரம், பால் நிலை சமத்துவம், மனித உரிமைகள் - “முஸ்லிம் தனியாள் சட்டத்தைத் திருத்துவதில்... Continue Reading →

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) on MMDA & reforms

Download for FAQ's on MMDA in Sinhala FAQ’s about Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) and reforms 1. What is the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA)? The 1907 Sri Lankan (General) Marriage Registration Ordinance (GMRO) is applicable to all citizens of the country with the exception of Muslims who marry within faith. Two communities –... Continue Reading →

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Open Letter to Members of MPL Reforms Committee

Members of the Muslim Personal Law (MPL) Reform Committee: Justice Saleem Marsoof, Ms. Dilhara Amerasinghe, Justice Abdus.W.A. Salam. Hon. Mohamed Mackie, Mr. Shibly Aziz, Mr. Faisz Musthapha, Professor Sharya Scharenguivel, Dr. M.A.M. Shukri, Ash-Sheik Mohomead Magdoom Ahmad Mubarak, Ash-Sheik M.I.M Rizwe Mufthi, Deshabandu Mrs. Jezima Ismail, Mrs. Safana Gul Begum, Mrs. Fazlet Shahabdeen, Mr Razmara Abdeen, Mr.... Continue Reading →

STATEMENT: Fundamental Rights Sub-Committee fails women and girls in its recommendations on Article 16 (1); The Steering Committee has a chance to rectify it.

We are grateful that the Sub Committee proposing constitutional reforms on Fundamental Rights had considered the right to equality and freedom from discrimination in great detail. We appreciate that the recommendations Sub-Committee has put forth in this regard would ensure greater inclusivity and accord the right to equality to all of Sri Lanka’s citizens. It... Continue Reading →

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