Archive for March 20th, 2011

Realistic Approach to Buddhism

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

The key approaches to Buddhism are self-exploration and purification of the mind, leading to development of Wisdom. Buddha concluded that persistent unrest in our minds occur as a natural consequence of the human consciousness, and our inability to distinguish between the duality of not-me and me. Our dis- synchronous firing of brain neurones is responsible for both chaos as well as creativity. Consequently we get attached to worldly material created by our perceptions.

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The International Community Bombed Libya- What next ?

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

by Charles.S.Perera The West involved in a seemingly unending war against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan, sacrificing their youths sending them away from their homes in search of possible terrorists is about to start another war in Libya.  President Sarkozy finding himself low down in a popularity poll wanted to score points of popularity demanding […]

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Mannar Bishop Playing his part of a Geopolitical Plan to Dominate the Strategic Mannar Region

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

– Kumar Moses  Mannar is Trincomalee in the western coast! Such is its strategic significance. After decades of very strong LTTE influence and control of some parts of the region, security forces cleared the entire area and the coastline. However, in doing so they disturbed a geopolitical master plan of outsiders colluding with willing locals. […]

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Rudrakumaran had made clear his Eelam intentions in black and white

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Herold Leelawardena In a recent interview with Sunday Leader, Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran had indicated that his aim is to achieve nothing but Tamil Eelam in the North and East of Sri Lanka. He also said; “Tamils expressed this wish clearly in the 1977 general elections.”   I say, Tamils kicked off that wish for Eelam not in 1977 but […]

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The Travels of a Journalist—63 – BC cop issues royal order To pay $75 fine at border

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

By Shelton A. Gunaratne ©2011 Professor of mass communications [email protected] Minnesota State University Moorhead We””‚Carmel, 5; Junius, 9; Yoke-Sim and I””‚got up Friday (1 Sept. 1989) morning watching the American dippers and a variety of little bird species dive into the icy waters of Yard Creek and “fly” along under the water looking for their […]

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Ms. Butenis in NGO boat without a paddle -Part 1

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

H. L. D. Mahindapala  The American Ambassadress, Ms. Patricia Butenis, has come out fighting on behalf of the NGOs. This should be greeted with applause because her intervention, coming from the biggest power on earth, adds an extra dimension to the on-going local debate on NGOs — the most obscene four-letter word in the Sri […]

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How serious is America about human rights?-Part II

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

H. L. D. Mahindapala  The political agenda of Jehan Perera and “Paki” Saravanamuttu was to stop the war to give breathing space for Prabhakaran to strengthen his hand to regroup and prolong the war “”…” a programme that would have kept the NGOs in business forever. They were running from Western capital to capital lobbying […]

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