Archive for April 23rd, 2013

Bodu Bala Sena and the ‘Bodu’ Buddhists

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D.             It is amazing that an idea that began with relatively unknown four monks and a layman one year ago has become a movement with world-wide publicity and jealousy. Malinda Seneviratne, the young journalist is correct when he said at the Young Journalists meeting that there must have been a fertile […]

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Further thoughts on CKDu

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Ben Silva Thanks to Dr A Wijesekara for supplying information and thanks to Lankaweb for highlighting the issue. Arsenic and Cadmium levels of healthy people living in endemic areas appear to be double (approximately) that of the control group. This suggest that people living in endemic areas are subjected to high levels of Cd and […]

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Stand up! Who says coming up Shariah schools is not a threat?

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Leela On 19/04/2013, in the mixed section of Sri Lanka Gazette, a notice appeared under the no 767. It was placed by the UNP Trinco District Parliamentarian S.M. Thawfeek, to inform the general public that he intend to present two acts in the parliament to form two Arabic schools namely ‘Ealvaniyah’ and ‘Abu Hurairah’. Now […]

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Lessons from Boston

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Ratanapala 23 Apr 2013  Two immigrant boys , apparently from Chechnya, detonated two home made bombs at the Boston Marathon last Monday. Today just a week later one is dead and the other arrested by the deployment of no less than 27000 law enforcement officers in heavy body armor and armed to their teeth “”…” […]

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Sri Lankan Reflections on Siva

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Romesh Jayaratnam Kandy As a Sri Lankan, I reflect on Siva, the Lord Most High. I enumerate several of his names, allude to His grace and describe his ancient shrine in Trincomalee, East Sri Lanka. The intent is to celebrate His place in the Sri Lankan Tamil inheritance. Siva presides over our destiny amidst our […]

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Cunning efforts to implement Sharia in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Nandana Wijeratne The gazette notification of 19 April 2013 under Standing Order No.48 proposes a Bill that when carefully reading shows the cunning method of legally implementing Sharia laws into the school system which invariably will lead towards a very critical atmosphere in Sri Lanka. Since our legislatures belonging to the Sinhala Buddhist are either […]

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