Archive for February 16th, 2010

Sri Lankan Bishops go bananas

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

H. L. D. Mahindapala  Those who are keen on finding out the perversity of our moral leaders must take a peek at the statement issued by the some Catholic and Anglican Bishops of Sri Lanka on the latest presidential polls. A Reuter report said: “Catholic and Anglican bishops in Sri Lanka have criticized recent presidential […]

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Mura Dewathawo – Who will guard the Guardian Angels!

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Ratanapala The Buddhist Establishment in Sri Lanka and the Buddhist Priesthood has always been referred to as the Guardian Angels of Sri Lanka “”…” a nation comprising of nearly 70% Buddhists. Traditionally they have intervened in the politics of the country when they felt that the country was under dire threat of destruction and disintegration […]

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Should the party stalwarts forgive Ranil for denying competent leader?

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

By Vishvamithra People of this island nation know as to why Ranil Wickramasinghe refused to field himself for the just concluded Presidential election and agreed to support General Sarath Fonseka instead. It is very sad but a fact that Ranil is a fatal failure as a leader, and because of him the UNP, a formidable […]

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Anti Government Pundits Over The Gen. Fonseka Arrest Should Back Off Or Face The Consequences!

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

LankaWeb Midweek Editorial. Feb.16th 2010 Despite the facts which keep staring them in the eyes , inalienable facts that Fmr. Army Commander, Gen. Sarath Fonseka now in custody for treason despite certain media hoopla and hype that he was legit ~it seems exaggerated beyond the norm as his transparencies are spilling all over the floor […]

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The Travels of a Journalist—12 An Australian Adventure: Backtracking the Nullarbor and reaching the Top End

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

By Shelton A. Gunaratne c 2010 I participated in the AATEJ (subsequently renamed Journalism Education Association) general meeting in Perth 14-15 December 1978. Doug White transported us from Cottesloe to the meeting venue on the WAIT (subsequently renamed Curtin University of Technology) campus. The first day’s highlight was a discussion with high-school journalism teachers. My paper […]

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Eruption of Fonsekas, why?

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Anura Seneviratna, Dr MB Ranatunga (for expat Hela team). The constant awareness of ever changing nature of man should assist us for a better understanding of problems arising out of society and individual. A criminal in the past may have changed to a better person at present but many hold him or her against the […]

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AN APPEAL TO 4 CHAPTERS

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Malin Abeyatunge First let me say that I am a Buddhist. The Chief Sanghanayakas of the 4 chapters (hereinafter called 4 Chapters) in Sri Lanka have planned a Sangha Sammelenaya (SS) on the 18th at the Dalada Maligawa Mahamaluwa. First and foremost, may I request the venerable monks not to use the sacred historic site […]

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Infinitely Asymmetrical Compassion And Maithri

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Swarnajith Udana Most Venerable Prelates (Athi Garu Maha Nayakawaruni) It is an extremely rare opportunity that happens once in an eon that one gets to witness an act of such infinite and unconditional compassion. I am simply speechless to talk about piety and reverence I felt by reading your recent letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksha. […]

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Venerable Mahanayakas, have you been sleeping all this while ?

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Ben Silva It has been widely reported in the media that SF has made allegations of war crimes against our war heroes that eliminated terrorism and also against the Defence secretary. It seems that all these allegations are an act of revenge. SF made alliances with terrorist sympathiser TNA, former terrorist group JVP and the […]

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All tentacles of the Zionist beast is over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Ajit Randeniya They are worried! The end of the war in Sri Lanka removed a convenient diversion from the Genocide that is taking place in Palestine, Afghanistan and Pakistan and the resounding victory of President Rajapakse showed that the Sri Lankan polity, especially the rural masses, are well informed about the conspiracies aimed at keeping […]

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Mahinda vs Premadasa

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Ananda De Costa There are a lot of similarities between Mahinda and Premadasa. Premadasa ended conventional UNP politics. Mahinda ended the more difficult Bandaranayake Dynasty.  Premadasa helped to chase out invading forces using extremely shrewd methods (using local murderers). This was a win so far as the sovereignty of Lanka is concerned, because the invaders […]

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ගිහියෝ ලනු ගිලිති, මහානායක හිමිවරු සුද්දන්ගේ ලනු වළදිති

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

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The Mahanayakes, Politicians and the International Media

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera, Australia The recent episode in the ‘Fonseka arrest’ is the Mahanayakes getting involved in politics. In the past, some monks had got interested in active politics, trade union work, business etc. But the Mahanayakes had kept away from these areas.   But in the ‘Fonseka arrest’ they seemed to have aligned with the opposition politicians, […]

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Ultimate peace and prosperity for Sri Lanka – My appeal to SF and MR

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

orpheus perera Since February 2008 I gave my whole hearted support to the war under the leadership of Hon. President Mahinda Rajapakse. My admiration was for the President’s ability to rally the masses around him to fight LTTE and the way how he handled the international community. My heart was also with the armed forces, […]

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REBIRTH & the FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

SUMERUBuddhist books & art The Sumeru Press is pleased to announce publication of Rebirth as Empirical Basis for The Buddha’s Four Noble Truths, by Prof. Suwanda Sugunasiri, PhD. Rebirth is a chronological analysis of Buddha’s enlightenment meditation and how Buddha’s growing awareness of the rebirth process was congruent with his opening to the Four Noble […]

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