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  • 15-hour water cut in Colombo
    A 15-hour water cut would be imposed in several areas in Colombo and Kaduwela tomorrow (March 29) from 9.00 am to 12 midnight, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board said. The water supply will be interrupted in Colombo, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Kotte and Kaduwela Municipal Councils due to a power interruption at the Ambatale Water Treatment Plant. Accordingly, the water supply in Maharagama, Boralesgamuwa and Kolonnawa Urban Councils, Kotikawaththa Mulleriyawa Pradeshiya Sabha areas and Rathmalana would also be suspended. http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/-hour-water-cut-in-Colombo-126332.html
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  • ට්‍රම්ප්ගේ අභියාචනය ප්‍රතික්ෂේප වෙයි
    මුස්ලිම් ජාතිකයන් බහුතරයක් වෙසෙන රටවල් හතක වැසියන්ට ඇමෙරිකාවට ඇතුළුවීම තහනම් කරමින්  දුන් විධායක නියෝගය නැවැත ස්ථාපිත කරන්නැයි ඉල්ලමින් ජනාධිපති ඩොනල්ඩ් ට්‍රම්ප් මහතා කළ අභියාචනය එරට අභියාචනාධිකරණය විසින් ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කරනු ලැබ තිබේ.
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    ix people have been killed and another eight wounded in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada, police say. Shots were fired at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday night, where more than 50 people had gathered for evening prayers. One suspect was arrested at the scene and another was arrested nearby. Police do not believe there are other suspects at large. The Canadian authorities are treating the shooting as a terror attack. "We condemn this terrorist attack on Muslims in a centre of worship and refuge," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a Read More...
  • 6 killed in Canada mosque shooting; PM says terror attack
    Six people have been killed and another eight wounded in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada, BBC reported today. It said shots were fired at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday night, where dozens had gathered for evening prayers. Police confirmed the death toll and are treating the incident as a terror attack. Two people are in custody, and officers do not believe there are others suspects at large. Police said the area was secure and the situation was "under control". Dozens of people left the mosque safely, they said. A spokesperson said there was no information about the suspects in custody, saying their probe had just started. Earlier Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also described the shooting as a "terrorist attack". Mr. Trudeau said he heard of the news "with tremendous shock, sadness and anger". "We condemn...
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    Muslim Majlis of University of Peradeniya has organized a University...
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Morsi camp claims Egypt presidency win

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Brotherhood claims victory based on unofficial tallies, but SCAF decree limiting presidential powers overshadows count.

The Muslim Brotherhood has declared their candidate, Mohammed Morsi, the winner of Egypt's presidential runoff, and unofficial vote tallies show him leading the race by more than one million votes.

The group held a press conference early on Monday morning to announce Morsi's victory. With 12,793 of the country's roughly 13,000 polling stations reporting, Morsi had 12.7 million votes, while his opponent, Ahmed Shafiq, had 11.84 million, the group said.

His staff and supporters broke into chants of "down with military rule" after the results were announced.

Morsi himself also spoke. He addressed the families of the martyrs killed during the revolution, and promised to restore their rights in a "state of laws".

He also reached out to Egypt's Coptic Christians, promising that everyone would be part of "his family". He also said he was not looking for "revenge", and promised to work for all Egyptians.

"Thank God, who guided the people of Egypt to this right path, the path of freedom and democracy," he said, vowing to work for a "civil, democratic, constitutional and modern state".

The Brotherhood's numbers matched with other unofficial tallies from local and international media. Shortly after 3am local time [00:00 GMT], Al Jazeera's tally had Morsi leading with 7,896,440 votes (52 per cent), and Shafiq trailing with 7,152,894.

El-Shorouk, an independent Egyptian daily, had Morsi with 6,820,944 votes, and Shafiq with 5,490,158, a margin of 55 per cent for Morsi.

All of the results released on Sunday night are unofficial and a final tally will not come out until later this week.

Representatives from Shafiq's campaign told several local media outlets that they would not accept the Brotherhood's tally, and would wait for final results.

In a statement, Shafiq, the final prime minister under deposed president Hosni Mubarak, also accused the Brotherhood of fraud.

"The Muslim Brotherhood supporters offered large sums of money and food supplies to bribe voters into voting for MB's candidate Mohammed Morsi," the statement said. "They used intimidation, threats and violence against supporters of candidate Ahmed Shafiq."

Turnout was lower than during the first round of voting in May, according to Hatem Bagato, the secretary-general of the presidential election commission, who held a press conference in Cairo on Sunday. About  46 per cent of Egypt's 51 million eligible voters cast their ballots during the first round.

SCAF issues its constitutional annex

The new president will take office amid great political uncertainty.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Egypt's military rulers, added to the confusion on Sunday night, when they released their long-awaited "constitutional annex", a decree outlining the powers of the new president.

Those powers are quite limited: He may declare war, for example, only after seeking SCAF's approval. The decree also reminds the president that he can call on the military to quell "unrest" inside the country.

SCAF dissolved parliament last week following a ruling by the supreme court, which found the legislature unconstitutional. The court ruled that provisions of the electoral law - which allowed political parties to compete for seats reserved for independent candidates - violated the constitution.

With the legislature gone, the generals reasserted control over the legislative process, and over the country's budget.

"The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces shall exercise the powers referred to under the first clause of article 56 [the article on legislative power]... until the election of a new People's Assembly," the decree states.

The decree issued on Sunday promises fresh legislative elections, but not until a new constitution has been drafted. Before it was dissolved, the parliament appointed a 100-member assembly to draft that constitution; it will be allowed to continue its work, though if it runs into "obstacles", SCAF will appoint a replacement.

The Muslim Brotherhood was quick to condemn the decree, calling it "null and unconstitutional" in a brief statement on Twitter. Asked about the decree during the group's press conference, Ahmed Abdel-Atti, Morsi's campaign co-ordinator, said he expected "popular action" against it in the near future.

Source: Al Jazeera

 

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