Archive for May 3rd, 2015

Re-Writing History – the Mangala-Kerry  Recension

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

R Chandrasoma A strange and doctored  reading of the history of the recent past is being ‘manufactured’ by the new political actors who currently occupy centre-stage following the historic defeat of MR. According to this new ‘recension’ or ‘editing’ the removal of MR was much more than a political shift to the right – it […]

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OPEN LETTER TO JOHN KERRY, THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND THE AMBASSDOR TO USA IN SRI LANKA

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

RANJITH SOYSA ON  BALTIMORE AND SRI LANKA The USA, the key mover of the UNHCR Resolution seeking investigation into the crimes said to have committed during the last phase of the war 2009 –based on speculative and questionable reports- is sending a high level representative to Sri Lanka for discussions on foreign relations and of course […]

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The legacy of Walther Schmits

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

By Senaka Weeraratna (Hony. Secretary, German Dharmaduta Society) The framed photograph of Walther Schmits will be unveiled during Vesak celebrations on May 3 at Das Buddhistische Haus (Berlin Vihara) in Berlin – Frohnau, Germany Kaput, kaput, alles kaput ” may sound rather strange in today´s economically resilient Germany, but at the end of the second world war […]

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අභීත  සිංහලයෙකුගේ අභීත කතාවක්  කලකට පසු ඇ සුන වගය්

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න 19 සංශෝධනයට තමන් විරුධ්ධවුනේ ඇ ය්  දැ ය්  අද්මිරාල් ආචාර්ය පාල්ර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී සරත් වීරසේකර  නම්  දේශ ප්‍රේමීයා විසි  න්  පැහැදිලි කරන ලිපියක්  දිවයින පුවත් පතේ පල වී ඇත එය නම් මේ ලංකාවේ  වෙනත්  දේශ පාලන -අ ඥයින්ගෙන් බලා පොරොත්තු විය නොහැකි  අභීත  ඍජු කතාවකි .                                                එහි කරුණු කෙටියෙන් පහත දැක්වේ    1 විරුද්ධ  […]

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Increasing the number of MPs from 225 to 255 is unnecessary – a colossal waste of taxpayer funds

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Sri Lanka Support Group After the introduction of provincial governments through the 13th amendment in 1987 (addition of an entirely new layer of government), Sri Lanka today is considered one of the highest governed countries in the world. There were 168 MPs in the parliament in 1977 (with zero national list MPs), by 1989 the […]

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Buddhism in Russia and the Lankan connection

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Janaka Perera _______________________________________________ People who were educated in British schools and who were taught European history and geography, neglecting native history and geography cannot see the true value of their country’s past which they view with the eyes of the foreigners.” – Ivan Minayev _______________________________________________ While Sri Lanka and many other predominantly Buddhist countries celebrate […]

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