Archive for September 16th, 2012

Pen Portrait of Anagarika Dharmapala

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

By Gomin Dayasri  Had he lived in Colombo in 2012 amongst i-pads and i-phones, Nokia and Reebok, Anagarika Dharmapala would have mocked the Colombians as a fawning cringing crawling mob that worshipped at the alter of the UNP and with fortunes changing offer pooja before the shrine of Mahinda Rajapakse, solely for personal advancement in […]

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Anagarika Dharmapala’s vision for Asia

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Janaka Perera  Much has been written on Anagarika Dharmapala’s contributions to the Buddhist cause but little attention has been paid to his perception of international politics vis-ƒÆ’†’ -vis Sri Lanka “”…” a view that is valid now as then although the global scene has undergone vast changes during the past 100 years.   As we commemorate his […]

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Strategic Military Presence Can Be Anywhere As The Government Decides!

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

by Dr. Chandana Jayalath Robert Blake, one time American ambassador to Sri Lanka, the incumbent assistant secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs in the U.S. State Department again reiterated his popular call for accountability, transparency, investigation and prosecution. As in previous visits he was talking about “serious allegations of human rights violations” giving reference […]

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Robert O’Blake: Comments on his recent visit to Sri Lanka

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Asoka Weerasinghe (Mr.) Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 16 September 2012 Robert O’Blake Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia State Department, Washington, US   Dear Bob: I just read in India’s Hindu, bylined R.K.Radhakrishnan that you had asked the Sri Lankan government to show “accelerated […]

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Who killed US Ambassador to Libya?

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

By Afshain Afzal In a tragic incident that left deep dent in the effort to bring the world communities on the path of tolerance and acceptability, a group of evil minded persons tried to push Muslims to a stage of retaliation by giving publicity to a blasphemous film produced last year. In another incident in […]

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Book Launching of “Ancient Ravana”

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Sri Lanka News Legend of Ramayana has a different version in Lanka. (Sri Lanka).As In the Bengali version of the story, Sri Lankan version depicts Ravana as the hero; and this narrative was again taken up by the nineteenth century Bengali writer, Michael Madhusudan Dutt (1824-73), whose own epic retelling of the Ramayana portrays Rama […]

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Jackals and the mafia of crooks

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Editorial -The Sunday Times- Sri Lanka The news that the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) which regulates the stock market is investigating 17 alleged manipulators is in the public domain now. This was revealed in this newspaper three weeks ago and remains un-contradicted. No doubt, these 17 remain innocent until proven guilty, but the question is […]

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