Archive for June 6th, 2013

A review of Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka’s latest book, Long War, Cold Peace –

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

H. L. D. Mahindapala Devolution bad for Ceylon and worse for Tamils — G. G. Ponnambalam My friend Dayan Jayatilleka takes great pride and pleasure in branding himself as a “political scientist”. That is his right and privilege. Besides, it is a term very fashionable in academic circles even though the research in this pseudo-science […]

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“Tamils don’t want violence; … but anything possible” – Sampanthan

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Asada M Erpini  A report in local English daily quotes R, Sampanthan, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader as having said, “neither it (TNA) nor the Tamil people wanted a return to violence.” The Tamils that Sampanthan could claim to represent amount to less than 4 per cent of the population of Sri Lanka. The […]

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Are NGOs foreign funded philanthropists or actors of regime change?

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

 Shenali D Waduge They say they are doing a magnanimous service that they are the philanthropists of the world, the saviors of humanity, the voice and will of the common masses and the world’s intellectual policemen and accuse Third World Governments of undermining their work and we say may be partly true but mostly not. […]

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Sri Lanka must ask India not to remove Pali Language from its Indian Administrative Service Examination

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge India’s projection internationally as a country interested in preserving the Buddhist heritage and Indian Government promotions to encourage tourists to visit Buddhist sites in India as a custodian of Buddhism, has come in for a rude shock with the news that the Government of India has recently removed Pali – an ancient […]

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Investing in principled human rights leadership”

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

A message sent to the HUMAN RIGHTS LAW CENTER-MELBOURNE –  Gyan de Mel Dear Hugh , HRLC is one of the mob of 8 that is supporting the screening of “The killing fields” crap to be shown in some capital cities in Australia. They are part of the Racist Group that is trying to punish […]

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MINDFULNESS MOVEMENT IN THE WESTERN WORLD

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane  Mindfulness is a technique that is integral to the Teachings of the Buddha. It is the seventh element of the Noble Eightfold Path which encapsulates the principal teachings of the Buddha. Mindfulness or “ƒ”¹…”sati’ is a whole-body-and-mind awareness of the present moment. It is awareness of body, feelings, thoughts and phenomena that […]

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SOS CALL FROM MINORITIES IN INDIA

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER  The Muslim community in India constitutes about 13.4% of the total Indian population but the people belonging to this community are leading a miserable life even worse than the Dalits. The Muslims are the real Untouchables. Last year in July, a very renowned and esteemed news paper of India, The Hindu sent […]

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AMENDMENTS TO 13TH – REFERENDUM NOT NEEDED – Arun – Paying heavy price due to 13A

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Rasika Somarathna Courtesy The Daily News There is no need for a Referendum to amend the 13th Amendment (13A) to remove the provision for all Provincial Councils (PCs) having to consent to legislation on matters coming within the Provincial List. A Referendum is not necessary “”…” a two thirds majority is sufficient, “ƒ”¹…”as one province’s […]

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Scientific energy saving cooking demonstration in ITN television in Sri Lanka, to educate the people to save about 60% wasting gas. Please watch out for date of broadcasting.

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Dr Hector Perera     London  I practice what I preach; it’s not limited to words only but applied practically as well. If I just talked using some scientific terms, it would be some kind of double Dutch to ordinary people, a boring session. When I met a top official in ITN TV station, I told him […]

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Sri Lanka’s high enrolment rates in schools contribute to achieving gender parity

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Media Release-The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva Sri Lanka has observed that the high enrolment rates at primary and secondary levels which reflect the impact of longstanding policies supporting access to basic education without discrimination, have contributed towards Sri Lanka’s success in achieving gender parity in primary, secondary […]

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Little known Lanka based firm a big player in Belgium cigar supremacy

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

PRESS COMMUNIQUE “”…” MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY & COMMERCE, SRI LANKA “”…” JUNE 05, 2013 Belgium’s second cigar Brand gets 250 Mn from Sri Lanka annually “ƒ”¹…”Govt steps to draw investments praiseworthy’ – Blomme Readying to double output for its two consumer segments Emmanuel Blomme (CEO of United Tobacco Processing Ltd-centre) stresses a point to Rishad […]

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Save Pali, ancient classical Indian language of Buddhism in India

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Hema Goonatilake The following is a message I received from Prof. Siddharth Singh of Banaras Hindu University and I would request all Buddhists – need not be Pali scholars – to support this cause by signing this petition as removal of Pali at this important examination is heralding the final death knell on Buddhism and […]

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DUAL NATIONALITY – A CORE ISSUE- LIFE ABROAD – Part 30:

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Dr. Tilak Fernando   As the world became sophisticated, various parts of it have become isolated into separate countries and created what is today known as national boundaries. With such isolation each country has introduced an official document called a “ƒ”¹…”passport’ for travel in the present political and social scenario. Each country issues this piece […]

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