Archive for August, 2012

Dewasiri , Amala and Sobhitha Theros and Professors want the pound of flesh, without consideration to Students and their Parents .

Friday, August 31st, 2012

By Charles.S.Perera The Strikers carry placards “ Stop Politicization of Universities”, but they do not seem to realize that it is they who have made their strike  a political platform for local politicians like  Maduluwawe Sobhita thera,  Dhambare Amala thera,  the  JVP and a host of other politicians from the UNP.  The foreign media that […]

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STANDING UP FOR ASSANGE

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Hameed Abdul Karim  Joshua E. Keating’s piece titled ‘How WikiLeaks Blew Itline’ in ‘Ceylon Today’(Wednesday 22 August 2012) was a sophisticated assault on Julian Assange and his fearless work in informing the world what really happens behind the scenes when the empire speaks of ‘making the world safe for democracy’.. Thanks to Julian Assange virtually the […]

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‘Asoulity’ as Translation of Anattā: Absence, not Negation

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Prof. Suwanda H J Sugunasiri (Canada)  Anattā is a fundamental teaching of the Buddha (Anattalakkhana sutta, S.3.66), identified as one of the three characteristics of sentience, along with aniccā ‘impermanance’ and dukkhā ‘suffering’. In seeking to communicate the idea of anattā in English, scholars have come up with several terms, the most in use among […]

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Are there Second Class Citizens in Sri Lanka?

Friday, August 31st, 2012

N. A. deS. Amaratunga     Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia has arrived at a definition of the term ‘second class citizen’ following an online discussion  conducted by WikiProject Human Rights and WikiProject Sociology which promote online discussions on various important subjects and which is sponsored by Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. The online discussion had […]

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New Meditation and Sri Lankan History books:

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Prof. Sunil J. Wimalawansa, You would be interested to note that a series of three meditation books, Samatha, Metta, and Vipassana, written in simple English is available now.  These come with a presentation pack, and  three books are inter-linked.  Thus, reading all three of them is recommended. Two history books; (A) The American Who Revived […]

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ආධ්යාnත්මික වටිනාකමක් ලබාගැනීමට නම්

Friday, August 31st, 2012

කිරිබත්ගොඩ ඤාණානන්ද හිමි මානව සමාජය වරින් වර විවිධ යුගයන්ට මුහුණ දෙයි. විවිධ වෙනස්වීම් වලට බඳුන් වෙයි. එමෙන් ම මිනිසා සතුව ඇති බුද්ධිමය සම්පත වන මනස මෙහෙය වීමේ හැකියාව ද වරින් වර විපර්යාසයන්ට බඳුන් වෙයි. අතීත මිනිසා හට දැන් බඳු අහස් යානා නො තිබුණි. පරිගණක හා සෙලියුලර් තාක්ෂණය නො තිබුණි. චන්ද්‍රිකා ඔස්සේ තොරතුරු තාක්ෂණය දියුණු කොට […]

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Let Me Dream-A Response to ‘Military Rule in Global Context’

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Hameed Abdul Karim  Kazim Anwarul Masud’s article (Ceylon Today Saturday 14 July, 2012) titled ‘Military Rule in Global Context’, though thought provoking in some aspects, gives you the impression that the writer is championing America’s globo cop role and using Pakistan chronic state of affairs to justify his stand. This, among other pro-American and pro-India […]

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A tale of two extraditions

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Ben Hillier The British government’s pursuance of Julian Assange is the latest disgraceful act of a disgraceful government. That most Western governments, including Australia’s, have lined up behind or prodded the British along speaks volumes about their priorities and the values they hold dear. Assange’s WikiLeaks organisation has provided a tremendous service to the world […]

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Re-visiting Prince of Wales – III

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Dr.Tilak Fernando Before I could read the printed version of Part II, I received the following feedback from USA which goes to say there are many versions to this popular story: “Hi, I am a Sebastianite living in USA. The story about killing two birds with one stone, the version that I heard was slightly […]

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Call for moral leadership to save the innocent

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Janaka Perera The Buddha went from Devale to Devale to save the lives of innocent animals being sacrificed unnecessarily and preached Ahimsa ( non – violence) as a way of life. In Indian History (and World History) the pioneer saviour of the lives of animals is the Buddha together with the Jains who played an […]

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Proposed Animal Welfare Legislation for Sri Lanka

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Senaka Weeraratna Attorney –at -Law Rationale for new Animal Welfare legislation •In Sri Lanka the laws protecting animals from cruelty and inhumane treatment are archaic and lag behind other countries which have incorporated higher ethical and scientific standards into their legislation •There is a growing public demand in Sri Lanka for better and humane treatment […]

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In deference to President’s appeal: Munneswaram animal sacrifice halted – Presence of Sacred Kapilavastu Relics had bearing:

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Priyanka KURUGALA Acceding to a request by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, tomorrow’s animal sacrifice at Munneswaram Kaali Kovil has been halted. The decision was taken by kovil administrators considering the Exposition of the Sacred Kapilavastu Relics in the country, Munneswaram Sri Badra Kali Amman Kovil Kaali chief custodian Muththu Shivapaada Sundaram said. Over 200 animals were […]

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Most Ven Weweldeniye Medhalankara Mahanayaka Thero The Icon of Mirigama after D.S. no more

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

by Dr. Chandana Jayalath A strict disciplinarian and an iconic personality of Theravada Buddhism in the twentieth century left all of us yesterday. Most Ven Weweldeniye Medhalankara Mahanayaka Thero, the Chief Incumbent of the Ramanya Chapter, passed away at the age of 104 – that is 2 years more to Balangoda Ananda Maithree himi. Regarded […]

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Olcott and his resolve to preserve Buddhist Schools in Sri Lanka ( 1894)

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Olcott, Henry Steel <1832-1907>: Old diary leaves : the history of the Theosophical Society 1892   “Among Ceylon Buddhists the burning question at that time was the necessity for adopting measures for defeating a bold stroke of legislation in the missionary interest, which forbade the giving of grants-in-aid to any school that might be opened […]

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Sri Lankan Students Alliances [SLSA] of Toronto Universities/Colleges Holds T20 and 6 a Side Cricket Tournament

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

 Toronto SLSA T20 battle of the Alliance big match and a 6 a side cricket tournament was held between York University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto, & Western University Sri Lankan Students Alliances [SLSA] VS Toronto Sri Lankan Students/Alumni Alliance [TSLSA] at Mavis Cricket Grounds in Mississauga, Ontario on Friday August 24 2012. Prior to […]

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A 100 days of terror under Martial Law

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Janaka Perera Today, August 30, marks exactly 97 years after the end of a 100-day rule by the monstrous Martial Law which the British Colonial Government enforced to quell the communal riots of 1915. It was like using a sledge hammer to kill an insect. The violent incidents were a glaring example of divide-and-rule colonial […]

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FORMIDABLE DETERRENTS TO REDUCE AND AVERT CRIME.

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Susantha  Wijesinghe It was a few weeks back, that some Legislator said, that  miscreants  illegally digging for Treasure and Stealing ancient Artifacts, would be severely dealt with by  Law, and any Vehicles and Implements / Machinery used by them, would be impounded, and confiscated, by the State. This is very laudable. I do hope that this has […]

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අනාගත ශ්‍රී ලංකාව හා වර්තමාන ශිෂ්‍ය පරපුර වනසන අධ්‍යාපන මාෆියාව

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි අපි පලමුකොට Sri Lanka’s Education Mafia ලිපිය ලියා පල කිරීම සම්බන්ධව Senali Waduge ට අපේ ප්‍රණාමය පුද කරන්නෙමු. වර්තමානයේ මේ රටේ පවතින වගකීම් අතුරින් ජාතික ආරක්ෂාවට පසුව ඇති දැවැන්තම වගකීම වන්නේ මේ රටේ අධ්‍යාපන ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ ඇති කර ඇති දෑවැන්ත වියවුලයි. මේ වියවුල නිර්මාණය කරන ආයතන සම්බන්ධව කථා කරනවාට වඩා මේ වියවුල වර්ධනය […]

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Suresh Niranjan (Abeyasekara) Krause June 18, 1983 – August 16, 2012 Indio, California

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Chief Warrant Officer 2, Suresh N. Krause, served in the U.S. Army as a UH-60, Black Hawk Pilot. He was serving his second tour in Afghanistan. Suresh was killed in action when the Black Hawk helicopter he was piloting crashed during a fire fight in Kandahar Afghanistan August 16th, 2012. Born June 18 1983 in […]

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දිවයින අවට පිහිටි දූපත් 4 කට විදුලිය ලබාදිමට කොරියානු සහාය

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

මාධ්‍ය අංශය  විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්‍යාංශය ප‍්‍රධාන විදුලි සම්පේ‍්‍රෂණ මාර්ගයට ළඟාවිය නොහැකි, දිවයිනට ආසන්නයේ උතුරේ පිහිටා ඇති   දූපත් 04 කට පුනර්ජනනීය බලශක්තිය ආශ‍්‍රයෙන් 2013 වසර අවසානයට පෙර ස්ථාවර විදුලි පද්ධතියක් ඉදිකිරීමට විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්‍යාංශය කටයුතු කරයි. මේ සඳහා තාක්ෂණික සහ මූල්‍ය ආධාර කොරියානු රජයෙන් ලබාදේ. මේ අනුව ඩෙල්ෆ්, නයිනතිව් හෙවත් නාගදීපය, අනලතිව් සහ […]

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Regional Plantation Companies CEO’s Forum on Human Resource Management

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

This is a pioneering effort to inculcate HRM practices to the Plantations sector of Sri Lanka. Meeting Contemporary Challenges in the Plantation Industry: Moving Towards People Management Date : 30th August 2012 Venue: The Institute of Personnel Management, Sri Lanka, HR House, No.43, Vijaya Kumaratunga Mawatha, Narahenpita, Colombo 05. Meeting Agenda I. 5.00 pm – […]

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Seven steps to end ethnic politics, treasonable separatist movements, headache of Indian intervention, the existing political and administrative mess and the way to bring about sustainable political stability and good governance in this country.

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

 Dr Sudath Gunasekara. Former Ministry Secretary and President Mahanuwara Senior Citizens Movement 20.8.2012.  1 Ban all ethnic political parties and all ethnocentric movements 2 Implement the 6th Amendment to the very letter. 3 Abolish the Provincial council system and the 13th Amendment 4 Ban ethnic segregation in all parts within the country 5 Re-establish the […]

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Sri Lanka’s Education Mafia

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Shenali Waduge Undeniably something is wrong somewhere and that somewhere is our education. The stock exchange is supposed to be ruled by the mafia, perhaps even the sports arena, so too is present day politicos and it is no exaggeration to say that there is a mafia controlling the education of Sri Lanka. Our objective […]

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THE BHIKKHU LIGHT OF LANKA- A historical survey by Mario Perera & Laetitia Buczaczer

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Professor W. S. Karunatillake It is with great pleasure that I introduce this book to readers here and abroad. Sri Lanka is presently a topic of discussion and debate in the local and foreign media. The misconceptions regarding the country, Buddhism and the Sangha are many. The authors analyse such views by scouring and elucidating […]

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Barbaric Animal Sacrifices at Munneswaram Must Stop

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Dilrook Kannangara Evolution has its ways of dragging some creatures backwards! Animal sacrifice has a long and ugly past running to thousands of years in the world, especially in Africa. All major religions mention events of animal sacrifice thousands of years ago. However, since then, humanity has moved on supported by the main four religions […]

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The Munneswaram Incident 2012 – මුන්නේස්වරම් සිදුවීම 2012 Part I

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
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The Munneswaram Incident 2012 – මුන්නේස්වරම් සිදුවීම 2012 Part II

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
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වවුනියා කිලිනොච්චි අධි සම්පේරediෂණ මාර්ගයේ වැඩ අවසන්

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

The Media Team Ministry of Power & Energy කිලිනොච්චි ග‍්‍රිඞ් උපපොළට විදුලිය කැවීම ලබන මාසයේදී   කිලිනොච්චි උපපොළේ සිට යාපනයට සම්පේ‍්‍රෂණ මාර්ගයක් ඉදිකිරීමට සැලසුම් විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්‍ය පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක මහතාගේ උතුරු පළාත් සංචාරයට සමගාමීව කිලිනොච්චි ග‍්‍රිඞ් උපපොළේ කටයුතු අධික්ෂණයට අද (28* උදෑසන එක්විිය. දිස්ත‍්‍රික්කයේ 32% කට සීමාවී ඇති විදුලියනය 100% ක් දක්වා වර්ධනය […]

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The Lost War in Afghanistan

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

By Afshain Afzal  US Army General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff had to flee the country to save his life when Afghan Mujahideen carried out attack on US’s controlled highly protected Bagram Air Base on 21 August 2012. General Dempsey escaped an attempt on his life but his aircraft which was […]

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Our Motto: Love for All; Hatred for None.අහ්මදි මුස්ලිම් වරුන්ගේ ආදර්ශ පාඨය-—සියළු දෙනාටම ආදරය කරමු – කිසිවෙකුටත් වෛර නොකරමු—

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

By A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Sri Lanka.  The Sinhala  Weekly ‘SUNDAY RIVIRA’ in its 10th June 2012 edition published a News Item in which it stated that 337 Foreigners were ordered to depart from the country by the Department of Immigration and Emigration for having engaged in illegal activities and intrigues. […]

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