Archive for February 27th, 2011

In this exclusive, Lankaweb presents the second part of the introduction to H. L. D. Mahindapala’s book titled:The bloody road from Vadukoddai to Nandkadal-Part II

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Part II  Before I go any further, it must also be mentioned that this publication is not meant to fall into the usual category of academic theses written for doctoral awards supervised and approved by the professoriat ruling the departments of history, political science, and other social sciences. I am a journalist by profession and […]

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Addition of Rituals to Buddhist Practices

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Rituals are not a part of authentic Theravada Buddhism. For various reasons, these artefacts have been brought into the practice of Buddhism.

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Eric Fromm’s views on the Buddhist Philosophy

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge  Buddhism helps man to find an answer to the question of his existence, an answer which is essentially the same as that given in the Judeo-Christian tradition, and yet which does not contradict the rationality, realism, and independence which are modern man’s precious achievements. Paradoxically, Eastern religious thought turns out to […]

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SRI LANKAN CRICKET- HOPELESS MIDDLE ORDER

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Arjuna Ranatunga, even though is on the wrong end of political aspirations, is definitely a lover of Sri Lanka.   Most recently  AR correctly pointed out the fact that middle order of Sri Lankan batting line up is weak and either Sangakkara or Jayawardena  should bat down the batting order. We […]

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Irritation in Irrigation—the “Gama-Kana” Engineering in the downstream (Part 19-VII)

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Geethanjana Kudaligamage Rajapakse, regional politics, “Eurocentric Developmentalism” and the western hegemony (Part 19-VII) Although the origin of the vernacular idiom “Gama-kanawa” is not known, when asked an engineer of Irrigation Department of his work, he had answered in one word, “Gama-Kanawa.” By this single termed expression, he had explained a thousand words about his innate […]

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Despite 29 Extras Team Sri Lanka Falls Short of Victory

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Dilrook Kannangara Pakistan team was in disarray after a series of dilemmas not to mention the dire state the nation is in. But they have put all that to the back of their heads, played a long and hard game to win a crucial match. Odds were stacked against Sri Lanka from the start. In […]

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