Monthly Archives: April 2013

BBS US Pictures: Sumptuous Feasts For BBS Monks

The picture below shows the Bodu Bala Sena Secretary General, a Buddhist monk Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero having a meal while he was in the US two weeks ago. “Sumptuous feasts for BBS while bread and dhal for faithful” an ordinary … Continue reading

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‘Rally For Unity’, A March Towards Reconciliation

By Kamaya Jayatissa – “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela It is often the case that a … Continue reading

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Rally For Unity – It Can Be Done!

By Ajita Kadirgamar – There is an American expression “sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees” (used of someone who is too involved in the details of a problem to look at the situation as a whole). That’s … Continue reading

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Rally For Unity: Sinhala Speech – Ven.Samitha Thero

“Rally for unity” was held in Green Path today (28.04.2013). Rally was ended peacefully. Ven. Samitha thero speaks in the event. http://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/rally-for-unity-sinhala-speech-ven-samitha-thero/

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Myanmar’s strife-torn region needs aid, troops

YANGON — Myanmar should urgently help tens of thousands of Muslims displaced by deadly religious unrest in western Rakhine State and flood the area with troops to stem further conflict, an official report said Monday. A commission set up by … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To Bhikkhu Kirama Wimalajothi And Mr Dilanthe Withanage (Bodu Bala Sena):

Good Sirs, you yourselves have accepted that there will be those for you, those against you, and those that question you. However, despite being Buddhists you have been quick to brand those who challenge or question your speech and acts … Continue reading

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Abusus non tollit usum -Wrong use does not preclude proper use

(Lanka-e-News-28.April.2013,11.30PM) As a Christian Sinhalese Sri Lankan , University educated by the Sri Lankan tax payer and also as a person who has used this knowledge in the fight against the anti democratic forces that plague Sri Lanka, I take … Continue reading

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European Union honors Myanmar’s butcher Thein Sein with peace award.

By Latheef Farook Under the much talked about western civilization butchers, mass murderers and architects of ethnic cleansing are given “peace awards” provided the victims are Muslims. This was the message from Brussels when the European Union gave Myanmar President … Continue reading

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Religion harms as well as heals – Rev de Chickera

(TheIndependent) – The following is the full text of a speech made by Rev Duleep de Chickera, at a panel discussion held at the Press Institute in Colombo on April 8, on the topic ‘Religion Reconciliation and Future’. Rev Duleep … Continue reading

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Kurugala Mosque at risk of being demolished

(TheIndependent) – General Secretary of the National Unity Alliance, Azath Salley, has written to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, that the 900-year-old mosque at Kurugala, Balangoda, is in imminent risk of being demolished by a certain extremist faction. Salley has pointed out … Continue reading

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