Archive for August 11th, 2012

Continuing the series on WHAT HAPPENED IN THE HISTORY OF JAFFNA- No flowers bloomed in Jaffna culture

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

H. L. D. Mahindapala  Jaffna is a narrow spit of land sandwiched between two great cultures: the Dravidian culture of S. India to  its north and the Sinhala-Buddhist culture of the south. With the gathering of the Tamil migrants from S. India   in this strip since the 12 -13th centuries Jaffna became the acknowledged centre of Tamil culture […]

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Sri Lanka International Defense Seminar 2012 – An Impressive show of Achievements

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Shenali Waduge It was a shock to most and explains why sections are reluctant still to praise or even acknowledge the defeat of LTTE terrorism achieved in 3 years of a conflict that has lasted 30 years of Sri Lanka’s 64years of independence. Terrorists are enemies of peace and it remains a puzzle why a […]

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War crimes: judge who exposed a sham trial

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

 Janaka Perera This month marks 67 years since the occurrence of three events that marked a turning point in world history.  They were the atom bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9 and consequently Japan’s offer of unconditional surrender to the Western Allies and the Soviet Union on August 15. The people of the victorious […]

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Indo-US Navy Buildup in Indian Ocean

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

By Afshain Afzal  India is pursuing “Maritime Capability Perspective Plan” (MCPP).  The current phase of modernization is part of this plan and by the end of this decade India has will be able to raise the number of warships and submarines to 40 including conventional and nuclear powered submarines, aircraft carriers, frigates, and long range […]

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Wise lessens for the future for U.S. and Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka’s Counterinsurgency Strategy

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Alastair Reynard Attached is the PDF file. http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items12/Counterinsurgency_Thesis.pdf Wise lessens for the future for large nations such as the U.S. and Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka’s Counterinsurgency Strategy This brilliant thesis written by Francis L. Tozzi for Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Georgetown University has wise lessens for the future for large nations […]

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Paticca Samuppada Model Offers a Superb Approach to Analyze Universal Phenomena

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Eisel Mazard I am a scholar of Pali and Theravada Buddhism generally, and my name “came up” in a recent article by Prof. Shelton Gunaratne on your website. I wanted to let Prof. Gunaratne know that I’ve actually written a “sequel” article on the particular issue that interested him (the mis-translation of the 12 links […]

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Doctors and fasting

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

By Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai Dehiwela. We often hear non Muslim doctors advising patients of various diseases and even expecting mothers not to fast. It is understandable since the non Muslim doctors are not aware how  the Muslims fast. They  naturally think that the patient must be under terrible stress because of the fast. […]

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Mothers working abroad

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

By Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai Dehiwela. “New laws will prohibit women with young children working abroad” “”…”says the newspapers ( Daily mirror august 10th 2012) It goes on to elaborate that the original proposal was to prohibit mothers with children under the age of 18 but due to objections it is now amended to […]

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Laylat Al Qadr – the Night of Decree

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

By I. Ahmad Dalupotha, Negombo.  Allah says in the Holy Quran: Surely, We sent it down during the Night of Decree. And what shall make thee know what the Night of Decree is? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. Therein descend angels and the Spirit by the command of their Lord […]

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