Archive for August 30th, 2012

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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