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Muslim Council in Sri Lanka raises concerns over Trumps decision

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The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka has noted with serious concern and rejects the declaration by US President Donald Trump that Jerusalem should be made the capital of Israel.In a letter to Trump, copied to the US Ambassador in Sri Lanka, the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka said that the decision and announcement by Trump will have very severe repercussions in Palestine, the Arab world and the Muslims across the globe. “This is a totally illegitimate and ill-advised decision, which contradicts international laws and resolutions, and violates the sanctity of the holy city of Jerusalem. This is a declaration of war against the entire global Muslim population. All Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims will resist this across the world. We are certain the majority of people in the USA and the peoples of the free world too will not condone your unilateral illegal decision. Both Muslims and Christians revere Bait Al-Muqaddes also known as the Al Aqsa Mosque, the third most important mosque and the sacred city of Jerusalem. It is also in Islamic history that Muslims first turned towards its direction in prayer. It without a doubt should be the capital of free Palestine,” the letter said. The letter notes that the “ill advised move” serves as a blatant reminder to all Arabs and Muslims including all leaders of Islamic states that the United States recognizes the illegitimate Zionist occupation only and undermines the right of the Palestinian people to live in peace in their own home, Palestine. “Your unilateral decision is seen as dangerous and provocative by everyone in the Muslim world, and is seen as a declaration of war against the entire Muslim population across the world. We kindly urge you to reconsider your decision, and lead a peace process that will give the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and bring peace to the entire Middle East and the world. We thank you for your consideration and look forward to your help in realizing the dreams of the Palestinian people to live in peace and dignity,” the letter added. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

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Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (up 29.45 points to 15,786.03, a record high):Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX:NDM). Miner. Down 91 cents, or 21.88 per cent, to $3.25 on 17.8 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up three cents, or 0.68 per cent, to $4.43 on 9.2 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:CGC). Drug manufacturer. Down $1.05, or 8.08 per cent, to $11.95 on 8.6 million shares. Canada’s largest publicly traded marijuana company reported third-quarter revenue of $9.8 million, up from $3.5 million a year earlier. Net income for the quarter was $3.0 million or two cents per diluted share, a turnaround from a loss of $3.3 million or four cents per share in the third quarter of fiscal 2015.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down eight cents, or 3.10 per cent, to $2.50 on 7.4 million shares.UEX Corp. (TSX:UEX). Miner. Up one cent, or 2.60 per cent, to 39.5 cents on 5.6 million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down nine cents, or 1.97 per cent, to $4.47 on 5.3 million shares.Companies reporting major news:TMX Group Ltd. (TSX:X). Brokers and exchanges. Up $1.58, or 2.22 per cent, to $72.85 on 78,499 shares. The operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange and several other securities markets reported a profit attributable to shareholders of $196.4 million or $3.58 per diluted share for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016. That compared with a full-year loss of $52.3 million or 96 cents per diluted share in 2015, mostly because of asset write downs recorded in the fourth quarter of that year. Revenue was a record $742.0 million in 2016, up three per cent from $717 million in 2015. by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 14, 2017 2:34 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 14, 2017 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX read more