Archive for July 25th, 2014

CULTURAL NORMS AND VALUES THAT CHARACTERIZE OUR NATION

Friday, July 25th, 2014

DR. DAYA HEWAPATHIRANE  Buddhism has been the basis or foundation of Sri Lanka’s culture for over 2200 years. The deeper aspects of the country’s culture are reflective of Buddhist ideology, principles, ethics, values, morality, traditions, customs, thoughts, temperament, attitudes and way of life. Whatever new elements that may have been absorbed into our culture at […]

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ENGLAND SHOULD BE ASHAMED

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Nalin de Silva      I refer to the Commonwealth Games that have commenced in Glasgow, Scotland without the participation of the Chairman of the Organisation of the heads of the Commonwealth governments, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa. The pundits would remind me that there is no country called England and Glasgow is in Scotland and not in […]

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Sri Lanka, Japan and American Buddhism

Friday, July 25th, 2014

By Dr Janaka Goonetilleke   The coming of Buddhism to the West may well prove to be the Most important event of the Twentieth century.” – Arnold Toynbee –  During the Meigi Period Japan had opened itself to the external world and was in a dilemma as to whether they would like to join the […]

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July 1983 Riots : Sinhalese still waiting 31 years to be thanked for saving Tamils

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge For thirty one years there has been little or no mention and complete silence in acknowledging the fact that scores of Sinhalese braved death to protect and give safe haven to their Tamil neighbors. This all important piece of information has been purposely left out of every commemoration event held as Black […]

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Public appeal to the Judiciary: Animal Sacrifice and Buddhist values

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge The Sinhale Nation during the pre-colonial rule was animal friendly. People lost their rank and status and were treated as outcastes if they harmed an animal. Over 180 Sinhala Buddhist kings ruled following the tenets of Buddhism. Foreign invasion and colonial occupation dethroned a value system based on Buddhist principles that prevailed […]

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Govt. initiative makes OHCHR probe redundant

Friday, July 25th, 2014

By Neville Ladduwahetty It is clear from the text of the UNHRC Resolution A/HRC/25/L.1/Rev.1 of March 26, 2014 cited below that the expanded mandate of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons would make any investigation by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) redundant. Paragraph 2 of the […]

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Unlicensed immigration adviser convicted and fined $10,000

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Media release The Immigration Advisers Authority A 56 year old woman was yesterday convicted and fined $10,000 in the Auckland District Court for providing immigration advice in 2011, without being licensed. In March 2014 the woman, who has interim name suppression pending appeal, was found guilty on two charges of providing immigration advice without a […]

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