Archive for November 7th, 2010

THE LTTE AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF SRI LANKA

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Herman Pathige Watford UK October 2010ƒ”š‚ ƒ”š‚ ƒ”š‚ ƒ”š‚  Monsignor Malcolm Ranjith Archbishop of Colombo Bishops House Borella Colombo Sri Lanka ƒ”š‚ Reverend Sir ƒ”š‚ THE LTTE AND THE ROMANƒ”š‚  CATHOLIC CHURCH OF SRI LANKA ƒ”š‚ Now that the ethnic war has ended it is interesting to dwell on certain events relating to that tragic conflict from a historical perspective. A […]

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The Cardinal, Catholic Church and the LTTE

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera, Australia Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith during hisƒ”š‚ appearance before the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission had said that the “…Catholic Church had never advocated the LTTE’s position… and the Catholic Church had made several attempts to bring the govt. and the LTTE into the peace process…” ƒ”š‚  The truth is that the Catholic Church had its […]

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The Absurdity of Compelling to Learn Three Languages

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Dilrook Kannangara A number of political commentators have highlighted the need to learn three languages – Sinhala, Tamil and English by everyone. Although it looks very good on the surface, it is not the right thing to do for various reasons. Encouraging people to learn as many languages as possible is no doubt good and […]

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The Catholic Church and Politics

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Henry J. The Editor, Lankaweb ƒ”š‚  ƒ”š‚ The support of the Catholic church for the LTTE-ruthlessƒ”š‚ murdering terrorists responsible the murders of thousands of Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims in Sri Lanka-ƒ”š‚ is, to say the least aƒ”š‚ great paradox. But then, the Catholic church has a history ofƒ”š‚ paradoxical and irrational behavior, a glaring example of which was the concordats […]

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Open Letter to Editor, AsiaTimes

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Simon Gnanapiyasena Dear Editor AsiaTimes: ƒ”š‚ I earnestly bring to your notice the concerns I have around the one-sided, racist article titled “Vandalism at library frightens Tamils”ƒ”š‚ by your writer Sudha Ramachandran. ƒ”š‚ http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/LK06Df01.html ƒ”š‚ Clearly, this writer’s intent appears to be to the arousal of communal hatreds between the majority Sinhalas and the minority Tamils of Sri […]

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Deepavali, Ravana, Rama and Sri Lanka

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

By Sri Rohana “Deepavali is an Indian hindu festival that commemorate blessed day on which the Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after defeating the Sri Lankan king Ravana”ƒ”š‚. ƒ”š‚ Deepavali is celebrated in many parts of the world where hindus and tamils live, such as Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Trinidad and Tobago, […]

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