KUMAR SANGAKKARA, CRICKET & ETHICS

Jan. 24, 2009, 12:41 a.m.

There was an article in one of the English dailies in Lanka, 'The Island' on Jan. 22nd, 2009 under the by-line of Revata S. Silva in his 'Reverse Swing'. He had made a scathing attack on Kumar Sangakkara, which raises many questions to my mind. This column is about cricket and appears in the 'Sports ...

Buddhism in Sri Lanka

Jan. 20, 2009, 3:28 a.m.

we are proud to claim we are the most devoted Buddhists on earth. we observe the five precepts every day. as the first precept we say we will not hurt or kill any living creature. but this is the realit in Sri Lanka http://lktube.com/view/206/crazy-elephanat/ ...

elephants on parade

Jan. 17, 2009, 2:27 a.m.

At last India has taken a correct step in giving up the use of elephants on their military parade. Elephants are not meant to go on parades or religious processions. In Lanka we see them regularly on Buddhist temple procession and yet we all accept that a true Buddhist woudl not harm or hurt any liv ...

fighting terrorism

Jan. 13, 2009, 7:33 p.m.

The t-shirt for sale on Union Square NYC, had a picture of Geronimo and 3 others. it said 'Fighting terrorism since 1492'. We in Sri Lanka have been fighting terrorism since 543 B.C., if Sri Lankan historical record the Mahavamsa (http://lakdiva.org/mahavamsa/chap006.html ) is to be believed. the on ...