Archive for May 12th, 2012

Justice in an age of terrorism

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

H. L. D. Mahindapala In this age of terrorism where “well over 60 countries (are) facing threats of armed conflict” (ICRC report, Geneva 2011 “”…” p. 5) International Humanitarian Law (IHL) “”…” i.e., laws governing armed conflicts, or laws of war — and International Human Rights Law (IHRL) “”…” i.e., law specific to the right […]

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What is the Doctrine of Dependent Origination ? (paticca samuppada)

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

R Chandrasoma According to a leading expository work (Buddhist Dictionary edited by Ven. Nyanatiloka), the Doctrine of Dependent Origination (paticca samuppada) “ƒ”¹…”is the doctrine of all physical and psychical phenomena “”…” a doctrine which taken together with anatta forms the indispensable basis for the real understanding  and realization of the Teaching of the Buddha’. This […]

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VILLAGE SKETCH—15,SINGAPPURU BASUNNEHE: ‘HONEST’ GOLDSMITH

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Arcadius “ƒ”¹…”Nor all that glisters, gold.’ When Thomas Gray (1716-1771) made this observation, he must have had some sort of prescience about the ornaments produced by the goldsmiths of our village, particularly those of the workmanship of Singappuru Basunnehe (Goldsmith from Singapore). He was called Singappuru Basunnehe not because he had the appearance of a […]

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A Monk On The Rampage- Monk warned the reporter of dire consequences if she ever stepped foot into Dambulla.

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

By Niranjala Ariyawansha  Courtesy The Sunday Leader Ven. Inamaluwe Sumangala Thero, the Chief Priest at the Rangiri Dambulla Viharaya was in the forefront in recent times leading a protest at Dambulla to relocate a mosque which was within the sacred Vihara land, disputed by the Muslim fraternity. The issue is yet on the boil and […]

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INDIAN BOI COMPANY BRINGS WORKERS FROM INDIA TO SRI LANKA UNDER A JOB RACKET TO BE ENSLAVED

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana The electrocution death occurred of an Indian worker in a private steel plant of a BOI company has revealed that workers are immigrated to work in this plant under tourist visas from India and they are working under modern day conditions of slavery. A report published by the Hindu said:  After bringing […]

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LANKA POST inaugural ceremony

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

American Sri Lankan Foundation American Sri Lankan Foundation (ASLF) recently launched “ƒ”¹…”LANKA POST’ newspaper in New York City, USA. The inaugural ceremony was held at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York, USA, on 28th April 2012 with the presence of Ambassador Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona and Deputy Permanent […]

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Unity among Muslims – How it is possible?

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

By A. Abdul Aziz.  Ahmadi Muslims believe in all the fundamentals in Islam, the Kalima, five Pillars of Islam, the six Articles of faith etc. In fact whatever was given to us by Allah and His beloved Holy Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, we accept and try our best to […]

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