Archive for May 30th, 2016

BUDDHISM IN ANCIENT JAFFNA

Monday, May 30th, 2016

KAMALIKA PIERIS According to the Mahavamsa, the Buddha visited Sri Lanka thrice.  His second visit was to Nagadipa to settle a quarrel between the two Naga kings, Chulodara and Mahodara, over the possession of a gem-studded throne.  Nagadipa is therefore a part of the ‘solosmastana’, the 16 places of worship to which Buddhists go on […]

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Let us strive towards making Sri Lanka Zoo Free

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Senaka Weeraratna Animals are born free. But almost everywhere they are in chains. Zoos symbolize this phenomenon. Zoos therefore do not deserve to be sustained. It is a legacy of the uncivilized world. It is morally indefensible. It is cruel. It is shameful. It turns Justice on its head. Its future, like human slavery of […]

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ෆෙඩරල් ප්‍රකාශ මගින්  සිංහල ජනතාව කුපිත වෙයිද

Monday, May 30th, 2016

මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්            යළිත් වරක් උතුරේ මහඇමතිවරයා සහ පළාත්සභාව රට බෙදීමේ භයානක උන්මත්තක යෝජනාවලියක් සමාජ කරළියට දමා ඇත. ගංවතුර පීඩාව නිසා විස්සෝපයට පත්දකුණේ ජනතාව උතුරේ මහ ඇමතිවරයා ගේ මීට පෙර ප්‍රකශ  අමතක කළ බවට නිසැකය. නමුත් තුවාළයක් පාරන්නා සේ උතුරේ මහ ඇමතිවරයා නැවතත් සිය බෙදුම්වාදී   වුවමනාවන් සිංහල ජනතාවට යළි මතක් කර […]

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Sri Lanka signs agreements with Malaysia and Israel for over 5000 job opportunities

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  This seems ridiculous. Whole business community is complaining about lack of labour force for construction ,shipbuilding etc and the Lady Minister goes and signs  somewhat short sighted agreement with Malasia and Israel  to send our blood” of the development to work abroad ! Government top brass should review the labour requirements in […]

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The Scientific method originated in early Buddhism.

Monday, May 30th, 2016

By Bodhi Dhanapala, Quebec, Canada [A shorter version of this article appeared in the Island Newspaper: http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=146074 Shelton Gunaratne (SG), an emeritus Professor of communication at  Moorhead, Minnesota, USA   has written in the Saturday Magazine of the Island (28th May, Island)  that  both Prof. Carlo Fonseka (CF), and   Dr. Upul Wijayawardhana (UW) are  wrong in […]

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What Buddhism Taught Cognitive Science about Self, Mind and Brain

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Asaf Federman, Institute of Advance Study & Department of Psychology, Warwick University ————————————————————————————————- Abstract In the past twenty years, new optimism about the relevance of Buddhism to cognitive science has been expressed by a number of established researchers. In this article I ask what are the conceptual roots of this optimism, and which forms of […]

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