Archive for July 18th, 2011

Can someone explain the secret of these two events in Sri Lankan history?

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara  15.7.2011 This is a big question I would like to pose specially to those who are at times cynical about some widely accepted socio-cultural and religious values of this Island nation even though they accept the common axiom that history repeats itself. This question is associated with an extraordinary experience I noticed […]

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Helualizing Bias and Accountability of the Darusman’s Report

Monday, July 18th, 2011

By Dr. Chandana Jayalath At the outset, the decision to appoint a panel is clearly a violation of the authority under which the Secretary-General of the UN is expected to function under Article 100, Clause 1 of the UN Charter. The Article 100 stipulates that in the performance of their duties the Secretary-General and the […]

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Notes on Buddhist Journalism—8-Five elements of Western news paradigm clash with goals of Buddhist journalism

Monday, July 18th, 2011

By Shelton A. Gunaratne © 2011 Professor of mass communications emeritus at Minnesota State University Moorhead  Let me begin by recapitulating the traits of mainstream/ Western journalism (WJ) in relation to the goals of Buddhist-oriented Journalism (BJ).  Traits refer to the characteristics evident in the day-to-day practice of journalism, warts and all. Goals refer to the […]

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DEAR HONORABLE CONGRESSMAN, HEATH SHULER.

Monday, July 18th, 2011

SusanthaWijesinghe. Honorable Congressman Heath  Shuler (11thCongressional  District) Washington,  DC Office 422 Cannon House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515.  Dear Honorable Congressman, Heath Shuler,  It is with great deference that I wish to compliment you, on your  intellectual attitude, on the subject of Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International-USA screening a controversialdocumentary about Sri Lanka.  All […]

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ICC Presidency

Monday, July 18th, 2011

S.Senanayake ICC president post is currently rotated among blocks of countries and Sri Lanka is paired with India. Bangladesh who is paired with Pakistan has objected to change of the policy at the recent ICC meeting until their turn begins. It is disappointing that a much newer member of the ICC is going to have the honour […]

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Every human being has a vision and a mission on earth

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Dr.Tilak Fernando Two unusual emails struck me recently, one was written in lighter vein and the other in all seriousness. The one on the subject of ‘More on Management’ read: “Change can’t be given to you every time, you must bring the change!” ………..Scrolling seriously down to find the answer, it read, “Albert Silva, Bus […]

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