Archive for May 29th, 2010

The Travels of a Journalist—30 -EXPLORING L.A.’S DEFUNCT AND OFFBEAT ATTRACTIONS—MEMORIES OF MARINELAND AND MOVIELAND WAX MUSEUM

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

By Shelton A. Gunaratne © 2010  In this installment, I shall first focus on the category of much ballyhooed popular attractions that failed; then, move on to the category of esoteric attractions that thrive in obscure silence in offbeat locations For sure, everything is impermanent (anicca). Yet, sorrow (dukkha) overwhelmed me when I heard about […]

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THE NEED FOR AN ASSOCIATION OF NEIGHBOURS OF INDIA -A RESPONSE TO INDIAN HEGAMONY

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

V PEIRIS From the time India started interfering in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka in the 80’s, she is getting bolder and bolder in her interference. Not only has she armed and trained terrorists to destabilise Sri Lanka she has made all our politicians servile. She is gradually having a bigger and bigger say […]

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Leo Tolstoy and His Great Epic War and Peace

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge   At the approach of danger there are always two voices that speak with equal force in the heart of man: one very reasonably tells the man to consider the nature of the danger and the means of avoiding it; the other even more reasonable says that it is too painful […]

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THE NEGATIVE ACTIONS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OVER THE AGES

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Well Wisher  The Church, especially the Catholic Church, is collapsing in the developed countries. This is because they are not following the Teachings of Jesus Christ. Instead, it has become a sort of Corporation, with accumulation of wealth & power as its goal.  In USA around 19,000 people came forward as being child abuse victims […]

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Change ministers annually

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Letter to the Editor-Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai  Dehiwela. The recent shuffle of ministers by the Mahinda government has brought about an amusing situation where  the new ministers have brought out the misdemeanor of the earlier ones albeit from the same party. Health and education ministries are standing out in this respect. How wonderful! Instead […]

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Malaysian Prime Minister visits Buddhist Maha Vihara Brickfields for Wesak

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Sumanananda Premseri KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 — Buddhist devotees in Malaysia, from all walks of life, celebrated Vesak Day in the spirit of 1Malaysia, offering prayers and alms Friday. Vesak Day is the most important and sacred day for Buddhists throughout the world who observe the day of the birth, enlightenment and the passing of […]

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94 Ahmadi worshippers slain, 80 injured in sectarian terrorist attacks on two Ahmadiyya mosques in Lahore

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamath, Lahore; May 29, 2010: In a meticulously planned attack, sectarian terrorists carried out a slaughter of Ahmadi worshippers who had gathered for Friday worship in two major Ahmadiyya mosques in Garhi Shahu and Model Town of Lahore. Absence of any effective police presence enabled them to succeed in their gory operation, as […]

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John Howard should not be allowed near cricket

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Ajit Randeniya The news that a number of test cricket playing nations including Sri Lanka are unhappy with the nomination of the former Australian Prime Minister John Howard for the position of vice president of the International Cricket Conference (ICC) is music to our ears.  A detailed look at the total inappropriateness of this nomination […]

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Tamil Homeland in Canada or in Australia

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Sunil Vijayapala  Australia Dear Editor,  Since Sri Lankans and Indians vehemently oppose a Tamil Homeland on their soil a  plausible solution remains and that is either Canada or Australia the biggest sympathizers of  Tamils to create a Tamil State in one of their own countries.  On the lines of Balfour Declaration in1917, an Englishman should […]

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මානව හිමිකම් සුරැකීමට ලොව සියලූම රාජ්‍යයන් එක්රැස්වෙන මානව හිමිකම් බිදින රාජ්‍යය

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

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HEAD OF AHMADIYYA MUSLIM JAMAAT RESPONDS TO TERRORISTS ATTACKS IN LAHORE

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

By A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Sri Lanka.  Earlier today two mosques belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in Lahore were attacked by terrorists. The mosques were the Baitul Nur Mosque in Model Town and the Darul Zikr Mosque in Gharishaw.  Although it is not yet clear what the exact numbers are, […]

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Amnesty int’l can’t dictate terms to us: GL slams NGOs

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Sri Lanka News Sri Lankan External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris, who is visiting Washington for meetings with senior Obama Administration officials and US lawmakers, has slammed the International Crisis Group, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other such groups–that have accused Sri Lanka of war crimes during its conflict with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil […]

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