Archive for April 24th, 2012

A political solution: the problem(s) need to be listed first

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Asada M Erpini Media reports on 23 April cite Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna as saying that the people in the North (of Sri Lanka) do not a need a political solution that went beyond the 13th Amendment. A UNP Parliamentarian on 24 April refers to a government statement that goes beyond a political solution. “A political […]

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Dambulla is neither another Mecca nor the structure in dispute is another Kabba.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Herold Leelawardena Dambulla is neither another Mecca nor the structure in dispute is another Kabba. Unless for some religious compulsion directed by Allah as read by Gabriel through Muhammad as written in the Koran or interpreted by Muslim scholars in Hadith as statements or actions of Muhammad, I see no crucial reason why Muslims cannot […]

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Re-visiting the Press Commission Report (1964)

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

By Senaka Weeraratna ” The Press is an instrument which is primarily meant to serve the real interests of a country. It can also be misused. If we were not satisfied that the newspapers of the Lake House and the Times groups were guilty of anti -national and anti – Buddhist conduct on a large […]

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MR’s 13A plus assurance: Govt. disputes Indian claim

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

By Shamindra Ferdinando- Courtesy The Island The Sri Lankan Government yesterday strongly denied a statement attributed to Indian Opposition Leader, Sushma Swaraj that her delegation had received an assurance from President Mahinda Rajapaksa of his commitment to the 13th Amendment and his readiness to go even beyond it. GoSL sources said that President Rajapaksa had […]

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Indians and the TNA

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

S L Gunasekara April 23, 2012, 12:00 pm Members of Parliament of any country whatsoever are elected to look into and pass legislation to suit and benefit the people of their own country. Indian politicians, be they national politicians such as the delegation from India that visited Sri Lanka a few days back or regional […]

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The Premakumar Gunaratnam Saga – a comedy of errors- the Government should reveal the truth to the people.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Upali S. Jayasekera Courtesy The Island The Premakumar Gunaratnam saga that generated a lot of media publicity and divergent views appears to be more of a comedy of errors. One of the “ƒ”¹…”Che Guevara’ brand revolutionaries, Premakumar Gunaratnam, described as an undercover operator, shying away from the public eye (may be the reason why the […]

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Enemies of reconciliation

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The Island Editorial Courtesy The Island April 23, 2012, 7:38 pm Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK Leader M. Karunanidhi may not have realised the gravity of his call for carving out Eelam in Sri Lanka through a UN-sponsored referendum. His attempt to upstage his bete noire, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has manifestly boomeranged […]

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The Philosophy behind the Buddhist ethic of Ahimsa

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

by Prof. Mahinda Palihawadana-Courtesy Daily News The concept of ‘ Ahimsa ‘ had its origins in the movement to oppose Animal Sacrifice initiated by the Buddha and Mahavira (also known as Nigganta Natha Putta ) the founder of Jainism, in the 6th Century B.C. We reproduce below an article by Professor Mahinda Palihawadana, President of […]

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Hong Kong fully prepared for two Buddhist events

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

(Xinhua) HONG KONG, April 24 (Xinhua) — The third World Buddhist Forum and the Grand Blessing Ceremony for worshipping Buddha’s parietal- bone relic will start Wednesday in Hong Kong. The host organizations have fully prepared for these two important Buddhist events. Jointly organized by the Buddhist Association of China, the Hong Kong Buddhist Association and […]

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Delegation from Sri Lankan Embassy in Paris meets Che Guevara’s daughter

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Media Release -Embassy of Sri Lanka in France On April 19, 2012, a Delegation of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Paris attended “Death and Rebirth”, a symphony played on the occasion of the 45th death anniversary of the Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara. The event took place in presence of Dr. Aleida Guevara, the […]

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Buddhist chants help revive Cheltenham coma man

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Gloucestershire Echo, April 17, 2012 Cheltenham, UK — WHEN pensioner Frank Soo suffered horrific head injuries in a car accident in Cheltenham, doctors gave him little chance of survival The 73-year-old, who lives in Pittville, was left in a coma for five days, clinging to life by a thread. In a desperate bid to stimulate […]

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When you can cook better for less gas why do you waste gas?

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Dr Hector Perera Dr Hector Perera Methane is the gas that is used for heating in homes and businesses, cooking, generating electricity also used as a fuel for running vehicles. Apart from these uses, it is used for the production of various industrial products in petrochemical plants.  Methane doesn’t catch fire spontaneously but the initial […]

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