murdering Khayyam

Aug. 30, 2012, 7:36 a.m.

Murder of Khayyam Idries Shah had said about Rumi, that his "technique prevented those who were incapable of using the material on a higher level from experimenting effectively with it, allowing those who want poetry to select poetry, giving entertainment to people who want stories; stimulating the ...

Ancient Healthcare

Aug. 24, 2012, 2:16 a.m. archaeology , healthcare

Healthcare in Ancient Sri Lanka Our behet oruwa, (herbal bath) I believe, is the best symbol for our ancient healthcare system in Sri Lanka and this cultural treasure from Medirigiriya shows how we treat our ancient traditions. Ancient healthcare as a subject has to go back to pre-historic times. He ...

adam & eve

Aug. 21, 2012, 11:56 a.m.

adam & eve 'Is that an island over there?' Mayura asked the waiter. 'That's the Pigeon Island' 'Why? Do you have a lot of pigeons on the island?' Manori wanted to know. 'There had been many pigeons in the past, but not any more' the waiter replied. 'Who is there on the island?' 'No one. It is a very ...

advertising demon

Aug. 21, 2012, 6:42 a.m. advertising

advertising demon daya dissanayake As long ago as 1719, Daniel Defoe reminded us through Robinson Crusoe, that people should compare their condition with those that are worse. Nanda Malini in her song about crying for sandals till she saw a person without feet, tells us about it, but unfortunately, ...

promoting literature

Aug. 8, 2012, 2:43 p.m.

Many Languages, One Literature daya dissanayake Listening to Namita Gokhale, the Member-Secretary of Indian Literature Abroad, the thought came to me that we are far behind India, when it comes to promoting Sri Lankan Literature Abroad. The irony is that our publishers are unable to find distributor ...

Anti-Buddhist movements

Aug. 1, 2012, 12:41 a.m. Buddha , misinterpretations , Tripitaka

Iccha for Anicca or Desire for Impermanence daya dissanayake "Bhikkhus, a certain foolish man learns the prose sections, prose and verse sections, the answers and explanation expositions, stanzas, solemn utterances, thus said sections, birth stories, wonderful things, a series of questions and answe ...