Archive for June 16th, 2011

Buddhism: The Way of Life

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Buddhism expands beyond a typical religion; it is a philosophy and a “way of life.” Technically, a philosophy deals with knowledge and the nature of things. In that sense Buddhism has a rich philosophical aspect and more. Buddhist teachings help a person to lead a moral life, develop wisdom and understanding, and be mindful and aware of thoughts and his or her actions. The Buddha’s teachings Tripitaka, are based on the Dhamma (the Truth). Buddhism provides a clear and peaceful code of conduct to be a successful person in this life and beyond.

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Of Scoops, Spooks, Stoops etc

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Dr Bandula Kothalawala London The C4 “documentary” on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka telecast on 14 June 2011 has brought forth a great deal of comment from all quarters. C4 programmes are in general reflective of the abysmal depths into which the media in the UK has sunk in its sordid endeavours to increase […]

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Response to Tamil Nadu Tactics

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

C.Seneviratne Jayalalitha’s government has called for economic sanctions on Sri Lanka , the latest in the continuing saga of political interference into Sri Lankan affairs by Tamil Nadu state politicians. It has become the norm for them to whip up nationalistic feelings to gain support to achieve their political end. They thrive on the immediate […]

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Channel-4 video a fake’– Video forensic analyst‏

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

By Amjad Saleem The recently telecast Channel 4 documentary on ‘Killing Fields of Sri Lanka’ sheds no new light (despite claims to the contrary), in terms of groundbreaking evidence, regarding the incidents related to the end of the war in Sri Lanka. If anything, it will seek to entrench already hardened attitudes and decrease the […]

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Sri Lanka Anthropology: challenge to truth and sovereignty

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Susantha Goonatilake The Sri Lanka anthropology enterprise associated with the likes of Obeyasekara, Tambiah, Kapferer and Seneviratna not only distorted Sri Lanka but distorted it in a particular way to undermine our attempt to regain Sri Lanka’s intellectual feet which had been cut off by the Portuguese. Such anthropology writing targeted to a Western audience, […]

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