Archive for February 11th, 2011

Some suggestions for promoting Sri Lanka in Canada

Friday, February 11th, 2011

By Albert J. Fernando, Edmonton, Canada During the last few weeks various Ministers in Colombo have expressed their disappointment with the poor performance by our Missions abroad. Some have, quite rightly, emphasized the need to appoint competent and dedicated officers to our embassies. This applies especially to political appointees who are sent to our missions […]

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AGAINST THE TREND: A CRITICISM OF “SAINT” VALENTINE

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Priyantha Hettige All through Christian history those persons who gave outstanding service to the world power that is generally known as the Roman Catholic Church, were elevated after their death to “sainthood.” In fact, you should correctly see this as simply a reward for services rendered, just as “lord” is awarded to military generals after […]

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Some Suttras of Interest delivered by Buddha

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Sunil Vijayapala Australia Here are some excerpts of sutras ignored by our Poojakavaroos (Sri Lankan Bhikkus, very few “ƒ”¹…”real’ Bhikkus who follow the path of Buddha remain) for reasons known only to them. In the following sermon Buddha declares he was once the Omnipotent God, as the consequence of his Past merit. This implies the […]

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The Travels of a Journalist—55 Rebuff by insensitive Canada consul helps family explore more of Seattle

Friday, February 11th, 2011

By Shelton A. Gunaratne ©2011 Professor of mass communications emeritus@ Minnesota State University Moorhead  On Friday (11 Aug. 1989), my mother and my elder sister “Rani” joined us””‚Carmel, Junius, Yoke-Sim and me””‚to explore Seattle (pop. 630,320), the most populous city in the Pacific Northwest, 128 miles north of Longview. Because “Rani” expressed a wish to […]

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SRI LANKA- HOT FAVOURITE TO WIN WORLD CUP CRICKET -2011

Friday, February 11th, 2011

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Sri Lanka has produced a well balanced squad to face the world cup cricket to be held in the sub-continent.  Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene’s combination is very similar to Arjuna Ranatunga and Aravinda De Silva’s mixture in the 1996 world cup.  Heavy burden rest on Dilshan who has not […]

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