Archive for December 27th, 2010

Dissociative Disorders Following Traumatic Combat Exposure among the Sri Lankan Combatants

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. Combat soldiers who were exposed to distressing battle events can go in to dissociative reactions. Dissociation can be interpreted as a protective or defensive reaction in extreme stress. Repression of war experience may be a temporary reaction. Among the dissociative features psychogenic seizures, psychogenic tremors, aphonias and fugue states are […]

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Was Jesus born on December 25?

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Shripal Nishshanka Fernando Was Jesus born on Christmas day? We celebrate Jesus‘ birth on Christmas, but no one really knows what day Jesus was born, or even exactly what year. In 336 A.D., the Western Church, based in Rome, chose December 25 to celebrate as Christmas, meaning “Christ’s Mass.” The Eastern Church chose January 6. The day was named Epiphany, meaning “appearance.” Eventually […]

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Half the Words of the National Anthem in Sinhala are Tamil, Making It Suitable for All

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Dilrook Kannangara The national anthem debate still continues after over 60 years of Independence may be because the completion of Sri Lanka’s independence in 2009 with the victory over the armed separatist movement. Although keeping the Tamil version of the national anthem seems the good and sympathetic thing to do, further research into the matter […]

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Statement on Sri Lanka Seeking “Justice for Tamils”

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Ira de Silva London, Canada Mr. Rahul Gandhi Congress Party, New Delhi, India.  Dear Sir:  It is with deep regret that I read your recent statement seeking “justice” for the Tamils in Sri Lanka and stating that you would take up the matter with “appropriate persons at the Centre” by which I assume you are […]

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