Archive for February 24th, 2011

Lanka Web presents the introduction to H. L. D. Mahindapala’s book titled:

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

The bloody road from Vadukoddai to Nandikadal.  Part 1 The post-Prabhakaran period, settling down to a new era far removed from the blinding smoke of gun fire and exploding bombs, opens up new perspectives to view the past that was dominated by dogmatic ideologies, theories and formulas constructed for the analysis of the convulsive events […]

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Sri Lanka in International Diplomacy – Policies and Fallacies

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Dr Bandula Kothalawala According to some informed sources in London, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been in consultation with the Government of Australia on how to “handle Sri Lanka” at the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Perth in October this year. Apparently, the FCO is adamant that there […]

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Salient Features of Ancient Irrigation Systems in Sri Lanka (Part 19-VI)

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Geethanjana Kudaligamage Rajapakse, regional politics, “Eurocentric Developmentalism” and the western hegemony (Part 19 VI) This is the second part of the emailed article of Udula continued from the part 19-V. In this part after presenting three more technological components, Udula goes to explain few cases that has brought destruction to the multi-functional ancient system.   […]

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Karu Jayasuriya had looked at Egypt through the wrong end of the binoculars, therefore owes an apology to President Mahinda Rajapakse.

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

By Charles.S.Perera  “The UNP’s Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya had said that Egypt has proved that every tyrant has his day of reckoning and therein lies the hope for those of us in Sri Lanka, who witness with each passing day, the dictatorial aspirations of the current regime. There are deep lessons for all Sri Lankans, […]

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Defeating Adversaries: Wadeehasinha Mohottiwatte (Migettuwaththe) GUNANANDA THERA

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane  HISTORICAL CONTEXT  The ‘Panadura Vadaya’, the historic debate of 1873, was a landmark in recent history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka owing primarily to the leadership, initiative and actions of one of the greatest sons of our motherland – Venerable Mohottiwatte or Migettuwaththe Gunananda Thera (1823-1890). He defeated our nation’s adversaries and […]

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Religion before Nationality!

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Anura Seneviratna (for expat Hela team).     Nation and Religion needs clarification. While human races of people lived in various parts of the world nurtured by different languages and cultures, mankind inherited a more powerful mind with potential to think much more than other living beings. Some things mankind could not comprehend left to ones […]

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Getting the Record Straight on the Whys’ and the ‘Wherefores’ of Sri Lanka

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

By J.B. MƒÆ’†’¼ller Let’s get the record straight.  I am a Sri Lankan living in Sri Lanka and returned HOME  after working in countries from the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for more than one and a half decades.  I came back to home and hearth because no country I […]

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