Archive for May 14th, 2014

Indian Elections and Sri Lanka: fresh start or more of the same?

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

By Susantha Goonatilake The Indian elections are now on. And they might have repercussions on Sri Lanka. India is the only country that after Independence has interfered directly in Sri Lanka. This was with a Congress government training and arming around one dozen Tamil groups. Since 1989 that is for nearly 25 years India has […]

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DARWINIAN VERSION OF ‘EVOLUTION’ STILL HOLDS SWAY, INGRAINED AS IT IS, IN THE WESTERN MIND SET!

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Mahinda Weerasinghe The work “The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution” by Biologist Richard Dawkins, has received a positive review by, Anjana Ahuja in ‘The Times‘. She describes Dawkins’s account of the evidence for evolution as “fine, lucid and convincing”. It may perhaps be so to Anjana Ahuja, but then she is not informed and ignorant of […]

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Ban Mosque Loudspeakers harassing devotees at Buddhagaya’s Mahabodhi Temple

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Shenali D. Waduge The continuous daily disturbance of the solemn proceedings at the Mahabodhi Temple at Buddhagaya and the harassment of the Buddhist devotees gathered there through the screeching sound of the call to prayer (Azan) by loudspeakers at a newly established Mosque close to the Mahabodhi Temple, the holiest Buddhist shrine in the world, is the […]

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Wakey, Wakey Ms Pillay There is chaos in your own backyard

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Dr D.Chandraratna, Perth, W.A  Some highly paid UN spokesperson has said that the ban on commemorating the tiger outfit by the Sri Lankan military in the North will be investigated. The whole organisation seems to be preoccupied with micro managing Sri Lanka when human rights are trampled upon in so many places in the world. […]

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Canada’s relations with Sri Lanka is ‘Frosty’ Canada says.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 14 May 2014 The Editor  THE EMBASSY, Ottawa Dear Editor: I was absolutely stymied to read the comment about ‘Taking the temperature of Canada’s diplomatic relations’ as being ‘FROSTY’ when it comes to Sri Lanka. You said, ‘Tensions have built between Canada and Sri […]

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NZ refusal to Co Sponsor US Motion Against SL at UNHRC

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Dr. Chula N A Rajapakse MNZM Spokesperson, Unite Sri Lanka Assn. Wellington NZ The Editor, Dear Editor, I was delighted to hear at a public meeting   addressed by Sri Lanka’s foreign minister Prof. G.L Peiris now on an official visit to New Zealand, that New Zealand had refused to co-sponsor an US, UK, EU & […]

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Export Orientated Manufacturing Industry In Sri Lanka

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Chula Rajapakse MNZM Lower Hutt.NZ  Dear Editor, The demise of manufacturing opportunities elsewhere, like the imminent loss of car manufacturing industry in Australia, opens opportunities to new players With a harbor barely a mile off the busiest see rout in the world, bridging europe, africa, asia & far east, international air access to the largest […]

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Vesak Celebration and Almsgiving at the Sri Lanka High Commission in the UK

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

The High Commission of Sri Lanka London The High Commission of Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom organized an almsgiving for twenty Venerable members of the Maha Sanga representing the Buddhist temples in the UK, on Wednesday 14th May, with the participation of the Sri Lankan community, as part of its Vesak Celebrations, and also […]

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Sinhala Buddhist activist Karuna Basnayake felicitated

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Press Release by British Sri Lankan Forum Mr Karuna Basnayake (86) was recently honoured by British Sri Lankan Forum (BSLF) for his long term commitment towards the Sinhala and Buddhist community by awarding a special commemorative plaque in presence of a large gathering in London. Mr Wimal Edirweera, President of Sinhala Centre was invited to […]

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Bodu Bala Sena

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

By Charles.S.Perera  Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka in the 3rd century  BCE.  Thereafter  Sri Lanka became an exclusive Buddhist country.  Later  Sri Lanka was subject to attacks first by the South Indian Tamil marauders, who may have plundered and ransacked Buddhist Temples and monasteries.  Later in 205 BCE a Chola Prince  Elara  set up […]

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A Sect in Islam flees from its own country – why?

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

by A. Abdul Aziz.  Pakistan made history in 1974 by becoming the first country in the world to amend its constitution to declare Ahmadi Muslims as non-Muslim. Thirty years ago, in 1984, Ordinance XX was enacted making it a criminal offence for Ahmadis to call themselves Muslims, a ‘crime’ punishable by 3 years imprisonment. Under Pakistan’s notorious anti-Ahmadi […]

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India wants Sri Lankan state jobs – are we witnessing another sell out?

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge We were under the impression that Sri Lanka’s unemployment was hovering at 4.4% and then we are informed by a Sunday newspaper that the Minister of Labour and Labour Relations says there are ‘enough vacancies in Sri Lanka’ ” not for Sri Lankans, only for Indians and that too in Sri Lanka’s […]

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Unpaid media employees of India

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

By NJ Thakuria India’s highest court on April 9 ruled that journalists and non-journalists of newspapers and news agencies are entitled to a pay hike under the recommendations of  the Majithia Wage Board. Dismissing pleas by various owners seeking a review of its earlier judgment, the Supreme Court directed publishers to implement the recommendations of […]

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C.A. Chandraprema in 2001

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

C. Wijeyawickrema Mr. C. A. Chandraprema, a Christian-Marxist, who became famous after writing a book, Gota’s War, has become the leader wanting to purify Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka. He has the support of the owners of the Island newspaper, and he must be the sub-editor preventing any pro-Buddhist replies printed in the Island newspaper. […]

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