Archive for August 31st, 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 “ƒ”¹…”How WikiLeaks Blew Itline’ in “ƒ”¹…”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 “ƒ”¹…”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)  AnattƒÆ’-¾ is a fundamental teaching of the Buddha (Anattalakkhana sutta, S.3.66), identified as one of the three characteristics of sentience, along with aniccƒÆ’-¾ “ƒ”¹…”impermanance’ and dukkhƒÆ’-¾ “ƒ”¹…”suffering’. In seeking to communicate the idea of anattƒÆ’-¾ 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 “ƒ”¹…”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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