Archive for May 21st, 2014

Narendra Modi will promote India’s rich Buddhist heritage to attract tourists and scholars and enhance India’s standing in the world

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Senaka Weeraratna The world’s first Global Buddhist missionary Anagarika Dharmapala and the most talked about man in India today and perhaps in the entire policy and decision making world the Prime Minister designate of India the iconic Narendra Modi, share something in common with each other.  Both were born on Sept. 17 though 86 years […]

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Royal Asiatic Society Sri Lanka (RASSL)

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Monthly Public Lecture  ‘Post-Independence Crises in our Society and the Arts’ by Prof. D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke Emeritus Professor of English, University of Kelaniya, and a scholar of both national and international repute, author of “Sri Lankan English Literature and the Sri Lankan People 1917-2003” and editor of “Kaleidoscpe: An Anthology of Sri Lankan English Literature”, Volumes 1 and 2. […]

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Dhammapada and Bhagavad Gita can help Lanka foster ethno-religious amity

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Shelton A. Gunaratne This week, by chance, I experienced the joy of reading the two jewels of Buddhism and Hinduism””the Dhammapada and the Bhagavad Gita respectively. Until I read these two ‘jewels,’ I had no idea that Hinduism and Buddhism were so close to each other in terms of the pathway one should follow to […]

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India, Sri Lanka and nationalism

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Nalin de Silva BJP has won the elections to Lok Sabha with an overwhelming majority and Mr. Modi can form a government without the support of the other parties that went into an alliance with the BJP. However, it is very unlikely that in India we would see a pure BJP government, in spite of […]

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Sri Lanka President holds discussions with UN Secretary-General and Iranian President

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is in Shanghai, China on an official visit to attend the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) met with the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon this evening (May 21). The President enlightened him about the post-war development activities and the progress […]

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