Archive for October 17th, 2013

Critics say multilateral disdain led to Commonwealth review

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada  16 October 2013   Editor EMBASSY, Ottawa   Dear Editor:   I am confused.  In your  political essay “Critics say multilateral disdain led to Commonwealth review”, you say, “Mr. Harper made the funding announcement on the fringes of a larger declaration that he would not […]

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Sri Lanka’s National Identity, Official Language – National Anthem and the Sinhalese Majority

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge Contrary to what is erroneously being promoted the Sinhela race did not descend from banished King Vijaya of India. The discovery of the Balangoda man depicts a rich civilization going back 38000 years. Undoubtedly what distinguishes the Sinhala people is their Sinhala language – both people and language found nowhere else in […]

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CHOGM 2013: Gomin urges govt. to be ready for media barrage

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island October 17, 2013, 9:28 pm Attorney-at-law Gomin Dayasri yesterday warns the government to be ready to face a massive media onslaught in the run-up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) next month. Colombo-based British High Commissioner John Rankin’s address to Foreign Correspondents Association (FCA), at the Taj Hotel, […]

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TNA’s decision to rebuild LTTE cemeteries

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

P.A.Samaraweera The Chavakachcheri Pradeshi Sabha had passed a resolution calling for the reconstruction of LTTE cemeteries in the Northern Provincial Council area. Now, it appears that other local authorities run by the TNA and the Northern Provincial Council itself may move a similar resolution. Then, the ITAK had decided to commemorate those who died fighting for the LTTE.  ITAK […]

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After an absence of 1,000 years, Buddhism is returning to India as the inspiration for a mass movement for social justice and as a dynamic spiritual practice.

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Dharmajiva The new Buddhists of India have adopted teachings and practices familiar to Buddhist traditions in Asia and the West, but they also see the teachings of the Dharma as a way to transform the oppressive society in which they live. The Buddhist Renaissance in India started in 1956 when Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, the leader […]

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