Archive for August 8th, 2011

Treading on a Buddhist-Hindu Axis

Monday, August 8th, 2011

By Gomin Dayasri  Buddhism and Hinduism live in harmony beside each other in most shrines in Sri Lanka: devotees of both religions worship in tandem at the same site. The cultural bondage arising from the Hindu-Buddhist traditions ingrained in our social system is a robust meeting place of a dual civilization.From astrology to auspicious times, from […]

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Dangers of India’s business in Sri Lanka

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Shenali Waduge With the dawning of peace upon a nation that withstood 3 decades of terror, Sri Lanka is looking towards development & aiming at economic revival. While lobbying foreign investors to invest in Sri Lanka, it is no surprise to see India engage its neighbor – this time from the economic front.  Indians are […]

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US intrusion into Sri Lankan air territories

Monday, August 8th, 2011

by Dr. Chandana Jayalath The airspace covering a state’s land territory and its adjacent territorial waters is what defined by the national space that offers the sovereign state a large degree of control over foreign air traffic. In Sri Lanka, it is a range of 200 nautical miles covering 380 kilometers of airspace. While civil […]

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Dengue on the rise, so what are we going to do?

Monday, August 8th, 2011

By Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai Isn’t it amazing how a tiny little organism can hold the mankind practically hostage? The minute little virus which we cannot even see with our naked eyes causing havoc amidst us.  Even the mosquitoes being so small and so powerful. It is said that mosquito is the creature through […]

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Woodstock

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge In 1969, a monumental music festival changed our world. More than half a million people came together – united in a message of peace, openness and cultural expression – and demonstrated how a generation could be heard. Today, Woodstock lives on. The original producers of the historic festival continue to carry […]

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Daegu – an example to the world

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Dr.Tilak Fernando Commonwealth Games Evaluation Commission chairman Louis Martin and the Chief Executive Mike Hooper, visited Sri Lanka in June 2011 to assess Hambantota as a potential city to host the XXl Commonwealth Games to be held in 2018. Subsequent to this recent news item, my Korean friend Doo Won Lee, based in Sri Lanka, […]

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