Archive for March 23rd, 2011

Opposition ratcheted-up the rhetoric but no quick fix in sight

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

By Philip Fernando, former Deputy Editor Sunday Observer, Sri Lanka  UNP leadership ratcheted up the rhetoric and predicted food riots glibly anticipating popping eyeballs. They went pell-mell for the shallow and the cynical to catch-up with an endemic losing streak. They could not get into the winning column again. The long retreat from power””‚more a […]

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WESTERN HYPCRISY THAT MAKE ONE’S HAIR STAND ON ITS END!

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Simon Gnanapiyasena Really, even though Tripoli is full of Libyan civilians, the French, Brits and the US had no compunction in unleashing the aerial bombings or deadly cruise missiles there.   Now contrast this with the Sri Lankan situation where the LTTE terrorists (or “guerillas,” take your pick as it is immaterial) were holding onto nearly […]

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Analysis and application of Bahiya Sutra

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Sunil Vijayapala  Australia One of the greatest challenges for a Buddhist who embarks on the journey to Nibbana is the assumption of a Being as a “ƒ”¹…”process’ rather than a living entity.   The virtuous Bahiya in his short encounter with Thathagata, had the wisdom to comprehend this unique concept and enter Nibbana prior to his demise […]

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