Archive for May 13th, 2017

Christian evangelist comperes at global Buddhist event!

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Janaka Perera Did the organizers of 14th UN Day of Vesak (2561st ) at the BMICH Colombo lost their bearings or were they affected by amnesia? Concerned Buddhists are raising the above question because a Christian fundamentalist Arun Dias Bandaranaike (Jehovah’s Witness) was invited to compere at the most important international Buddhist event on May 12? […]

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WESAK CELEBRATIONS IN MALAYSIA

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Sumanananda Premseri  Wesak was grandly commemorated througout Malaysia this last one week with thousands of devotees thronging temples and Buddhist centres in all 14 states of the country, where Wesak is a national public holiday, offering flowers, incense, candles, oil lamps, electric lights, etc and receiving blessings from monks and nuns. Buddhists make up 19% of Malaysia’s population and all […]

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MAHAYANA BUDDHISM and NICHIREN DAISHONIN

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando “The value of life does not lie in the number of years, but in the use you make of them. Whether you have lived enough depends on your will, not on the number of years”.-Michael de Montaigne 1553-1592. According to Shakymuni, the term “Buddha” is applicable to an “enlightened one.” […]

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Education as Embodied Cognition

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

R Chandrasoma It is traditionally supposed that learning – education in its broadest sense – is an activity of the Mind and that the body is a mere appurtenance that works in the service of the mind. Indeed, the  traditional view is that the corporeal must be subdued for the ‘unleashing’ of the mental.  In […]

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Saudi Arabia lobbies to amend JASTA law which allows 9/11 victims to sue the Gulf state

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Courtesy RT Saudi Arabia has been pressing US legislators to make amendments to the controversial law that clears the way for lawsuits seeking damages from the kingdom regarding the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to the Saudi foreign minister. Trends9/11 tragedy, Global terrorism Following an extended trip to the United States, Adel al-Jubeir told reporters on […]

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SECRET HANDS IN AFGHANISTAN

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

ALI SUKHANVER Pakistan has closed its border with Afghanistan after the increasing tension between the two countries. According to Al-Jazeera the so-called Durand Line frontier drawn by the British in 1896 and disputed by Afghanistan has been witnessing unpleasant reaction of the Afghan government since Pakistan began patrolling along it last year. This 2,600 km […]

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Kuveni remembered at this time

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Courtesy Ceylon Today Kuveni is remembered or should be at this time of year as it is written in historical texts of the island that Prince Vijaya landed in Tambapanni (proximate to present day Chilaw) on the day of Buddha’s Parinibbana dated variously, but usually accepted as 503 BC. Hence while Vesak commemorates the most […]

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The contempt of court case against Dr Padeniya

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island May 13, 2017, 7:44 pm Two NGO activists have filed a contempt of court plaint against Dr Anuruddha Padeniya the President of the GMOA over certain comments he made at a public meeting held to demand the ‘state-ization’ of the SAITM medical course on 7 April 2017. The gist of what […]

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UPFA risks losing 11 seats after Geetha’s judgement

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Courtesy The Island May 13, 2017, 7:45 pm ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeal unseating Geetha Kumarasinghe could lead to a major shift in the balance of power with the United People’s Freedom Alliance possibly losing at least 11 seats in the 225-member parliament. The May 3 decision of the court held that Kumarasinghe, […]

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