Archive for July 31st, 2011

Some Government Servants in Jaffna Working for TNA Racist Politics

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

– Kumar Moses There was a big hullabaloo at the last general election about the ruling party misusing state property and government servants for its election work. Sadly this has always been a practice in the island. However, there is a bigger danger in the northern district of Jaffna where government servants are using their […]

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Notes on Buddhist Journalism—12 -An example of BJ at the global level

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Commentary by Shelton A. Gunaratne, professor of mass communications emeritus at Minnesota State University Moorhead  The following story is an excellent example of process reporting. With some editorial touches, a journalist can convert it to Buddhist-oriented journalism (BJ). It does pass muster the principal BJ criterion of reducing or controlling dukkha (sorrow/ unsatisfactoriness).   I will […]

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What you should know about arsenic in Drinking water- the truth

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Samarasinghe Arsenic contamination is becoming an increasingly common problem not only in the developing world, but also in the most industrialised nations. Any urban water distribution system in Sri Lanka may contain arsenic in the pipe water. Well water may also contain high arsenic content depend upon the location and hardness of water. The content will […]

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An appeal to my Congressman on behalf of Sri Lanka

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Anjalika Silva USA Congressman Van Hollen, As one of your constituents originally a Sri Lankan and now a voting American, I was offended by the support given by Congress for screening a disputed piece of video sponsored by Channel 4 –“Killing Fields in Sri Lanka” which was not prevented by any quarter of the congress.  […]

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Appraising the terrorist – A strategy doomed to failure

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

By  Paul Harris For the WAPS Conference, Oslo, August 20 2004  [Submitted by Hela Puwath:  This paper has been widely published in the past few years, but we believe we should re-read it as  a reminder to assess what has (not)changed since Paul Harris’ speech.  We are eternally grateful to our great leaders, and the […]

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SRI LANKA AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE WORLD FAMILY IN SOUTH ASIA

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

MR. SARATH WIJESINGHE, AMBASSADOR OF SRI LANKA  Sri Lanka is one of the few model democracies in the world having obtained adult franchise in 1930’s.  She continues to be a democratic nation to date.  After the peace is dawn the “Nation” is blessed with emerging and vibrant economy, booming tourism, stock market on the rise […]

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