Archive for June 5th, 2016

No Constitution can change the place due to Buddhism, Sinhala Buddhists, the National Anthem, Map or the National Flag

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge In constitutions there are some things that are sacrosanct and cannot be touched. These are the country’s national anthem, the national map, the national flag, the foremost place for Buddhism and the Sinhale Buddhists who built the nation. No politician or political party, whims of separatist inclined minorities or foreign agendas can […]

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TAMILS IN ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL SRI LANKA

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

KAMALIKA PIERIS Tamils came into Sri Lanka in the ancient and medieval period as rulers and as soldiers. Several Tamil chiefs ruled over sections of the island in the ancient period. Elara, ruled over the principality of Anuradhapura until he was defeated by Dutugemunu in 161 BC. Elara’s origins are not known. He was from […]

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FOREIGN RULE IN ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL SRI LANKA

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

KAMALIKA PIERIS There were several instances of foreign rule in  ancient and medieval Sri Lanka .The Mahavamsa says that sometime after  reign of Devanampiyatissa ( 250-210BC),  two ‘damilas’  named Sena and Guttika, who were the sons of a freighter who brought horses to Sri Lanka , defeated  king  Suratissa and reigned together for twenty two […]

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තලගොයි – කබරගොයි න්‍යාය

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

තේජා ගොඩකන්දෙආරච්චි දක්ෂ සහ සිත්ගන්නා අන්දමින් කතා කිරීමේ හැකියාව ඇති අයෙකුට ‘චතුර‘ කථිකත්වයක් ඇතැයි අපි පවසමු. තම කථිකත්වය නිසා සමාජයේ කතාබහට ලක් වූ චතුරලා දෙදෙනෙකු පසුගිය සතියේ අපට හමුවිය. එක් අයෙකු චතුර අල්විස්ය. මේ චතුර තම කථිකත්වය නිසා පාලක පක්ෂයේ ද්වේෂයට ලක්ව වරක් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ ද නම කියවුන අයෙකි. ඔහුගේ ‘ට්‍රැවල් විත් චතුර‘ වැඩ සටහනට රයිගම් […]

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A CONSTITUTIONAL SOLUTION TO THE ‘ETHNIC PROBLEM’ IN SRI LANKA

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA This essay is the culmination of a series of essays I’ve been writing since 2012 the purpose of which has been to identify the main problems with the present Sri Lanka constitution and to formulate remedies that would be useful in a future Constitution. Parliament has now begun the process of generating a […]

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“IMMEDIATE NEED FOR A KIDNEY BANK IN SRI LANKA”

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Sarath Wijesinghe – former Ambassador to UAE and Israel A precious organ in the Human Body Kidney is one of the most precious organs in the human body, making urine, remove excess water, control body chemicals, toxins, control blood pressure, keep bones healthy, keep make and maintain  red blood, controls mineral and potassium, blood acidity […]

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Erring on the side of caution?

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island The recent furore over eastern province chief minister  SLMC provincial council member Ahmed Nazeer’s outrageously humiliating treatment of the commanding officer of the Sampur navy camp Captain I.R. Premaratne during a function at Sampur Maha Vidyalaya in Trincomalee presided over by the provincial governor Austin Fernando and graced by the […]

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BOND ROBBERS CREEP IN TO THE EMPLYEES PTOVIDENT FUND

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

(from Irida Devaina – 29th May) (Article by Shaym  Nuwan Ganewatte) Another serious criticism regarding the bond issue of the Central Bank is the primary agent which received a higher interest rate in the primary market has in fact unloaded bonds valued at Rs 10 billon to the Employees Provident fund at a lower interest rates […]

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What is the Mind?

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama Cambridge, MA USA There is little agreement among Western scientists about the nature and function of mind, consciousness—or even about whether such a thing exists. Buddhism’s extensive explanations, however, stand firm after twenty-five centuries of philosophical debate and experiential validation. Here His Holiness the Dalai Lama explains the Buddhist concept […]

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