Archive for May 8th, 2012

PRESIDENT SHOULD INTERVENE TO RETAIN TAMARA KUNANAYAKAM IN HER CURRENT POST as Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to UN in Geneva

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Malin Abeyatunge I wrote to many websites (published) on 20 August 2011 titled ” Will new Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office Ms Tamara Kunanayakam be able to deliver the goods?” when she was appointed. Following are few extracts from my article on this issue. quote“”We have no qualms of the appointment […]

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80% of India’s population lives on $2 per day but India can spend on Sri Lankan Tamils

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Shenali Waduge It has become an annoying feature to see contingents of Indians arriving in Sri Lanka enjoying Sri Lankan hospitality and returning to their native land and placing upon the gavel that the solution to Sri Lanka and the answer to the Tamil “problem” is nothing but the 13th amendment. Why we bother to […]

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Fetus in the Buddha’s Paticcasamuppada Formula?

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Prof. Suwanda H J Sugunasiri (writing from Canada) The Buddha’s Conditioned Co-origination Formula, in Pali Paticcasamuppada, that nothing comes out of nothing, comes in two versions. Nine links in one (Mahanidana Sutta), with while three more (1, 2 & 5 below) in the other (Nidanasamyutta). But it’s not the number that matters, but that the […]

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Reduce kitchen grease and grime depositing everywhere including on you by adopting my energy saving scientific cooking technique.

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Dr Hector Perera      London Bacteria can lurk almost anywhere in the home but the kitchen is one of the main danger zones.  Warm and moist conditions make it an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive and multiply.  If you prepare or cook food, it is important that you maintain a high level of personal hygiene, […]

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Curry night 2012.

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Sulochana. The inaugural fund raising event organised by the Alba Asia Network was a resounding success. It was a complete sell out with over 120 participants, held at Cathcart Bowling Club on 27th April,2012. The Sri Lankan food prepared by Suneth, ably assisted by friends of Alba Asia Network, was delicious. The overwhelming verdict from […]

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FILM CONNOISSEUR ARUNA VASUDEV WANTS INDIANS TO PRODUCE FILMS ON BUDDHISM

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana “Film-makers in Buddhist countries are making impactful films which give people an understanding of the philosophy and aesthetic art of Buddhism. But I am unable to understand why Indian film-makers do not explore Buddhism as a subject. So this festival will give experienced and fledgling ones a fillip to make films on […]

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GL writes to Indian CMs ahead of his USvisit Lalith in charge of LLRC implementation mechanism

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

By Shamindra Ferdinando -Courtesy The Island In the wake of an Indian parliamentary delegation visiting Sri Lanka on a fact-finding mission, External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris has written to Chief Ministers of all Indian States on the progress made in the post-war national reconciliation process. Responding to a query, Prof. Peiris said that […]

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A CHEMICAL FOUND IN TUMERIC COULD BE A CURE FOR BOWEL CANCER

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana A chemical found in turmeric an essential ingredient in curry Sri Lankans daily eat is to be tested for its ability to kill bowel cancer tumours in patients. Curcumin, which is found in the spice turmeric, has been linked to a range of health benefits. Studies have already shown that it can […]

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TIMES OF INDIA COMPLAINS BUDDHA’S 2600 YEARS OF ENLIGHTENMENT NOT AN EVENT FOR MANY INDIAN STATES

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana While most Asian countries are planning to exploit the occasion of 2,600 years of enlightenment of Buddha, seven Indian states having Buddhist heritage have not spent anything substantial to tap tourists from Buddhist-majority Asian tiger economies and China, during the last two decades .complained the Times of India in a signed editorial […]

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