Archive for December 27th, 2012

Establishment of Bhikkuni Sasana in Lanka by Venerable Sanghamitta

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

The core teachings of Buddhism have sustained for more than 2,600 years and will continue to do so in the future. Venerable Sanghamitta, the only daughter of Emperor Asoka, brought Bhikkuni Sasana into Lanka in 288 BCE and ordinate and empowered Lankan women. Since then, Theravada Buddhism and the Bhikkuni Sasana have thrived in Lanka.

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Christianity came to Sri Lanka only after arrival of Portuguese in 1505

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Shenali Waduge Reply to E. Weerapperuma’s “Christmas celebrated before the arrival of the Portuguese” appearing on Daily News 25 Dec 2012. No one questions that there is no Christmas without Christ for all Christians just as we all know that Catholicism is a subset of Christianity after its split in 1054AD (Roman Catholic Church in […]

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Judiciary under public scrutiny

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Hiran Kulatilake- Courtesy The Daily News Whilst it is spot-on to say that we live in cranky times and that every public institution is under intense scrutiny “”…” if not siege “”…” our system of justice is the last edge. The public appears forcefully and finally to be saying, “lawyer, heal thyself!”, and we in […]

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Chief Justice’s questionable accounts, transactions:‘ACT AGAINST BANK THAT DIDN’T REPORT’

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Chaminda Perera Courtesy The Daily News CJ faced obstacles in discharging duties with husband assuming political appointment The Central Bank should take action against the bank which failed to report questionable accounts and transactions of Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayake, International Consortium of Government Financial Management member and former PERC chairman Nihal Sri Amarasekera said yesterday. […]

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Judges must secure people’s confidence – Yapa

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Athapattu Bandara- Courtesy The Daily News Explaining the importance of following the country’s prevailing law and the constitution, Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) head Environment Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, probing charges against Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayake said “everybody should work within their limitations and nobody can work beyond their limitations”. “Judges should secure people’s confidence to […]

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Amazon Bestselling Author, Woo Myung’s “Stop Living In This Land, Go To The Everlasting World Of Happiness, Live There Forever” is Now Available as an e-Book

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Cham Books, Inc. Bestselling author Woo Myung’s messages on truth and inner peace are available on Kindle and other portable devices. Through his latest book, Woo Myung shares his unparalleled insights on what the human mind is and how to cleanse it to become the infinite universe mind. Woo Myung’s much anticipated book, “Stop Living […]

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Three Buddhist monks killed in horror Christmas smash in Scotland

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

By Janaka Alahapperuma The British Buddhist community was shocked on Christmas eve when they heard the sad news of three Buddhist monks have been killed in a head-on car crash on the A68 in the east of Scotland. The two car accident happened about ten miles south of Edinburgh and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south […]

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Pathetic display by Sri Lankan Cricket Team

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Larry de Silva Melbourne Australia As a Sri Lankan expatriate living in Melbourne, I was one of thousands of such people disheartened and saddened by the pathetic display offered by the Sri Lankan Cricket Team at the MCG.  I wish to offer some thoughts as to why the Sri Lankans seem to be uncompetitive away […]

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