Not a lot was known about the Bar Reef in Kalpitiya until recently. However, before we learned its value, we had nearly lost it forever.
The battle begins as Sri Lanka's major political formations announce alliances and name candidates ahead of Presidential elections.
As we enter into the election year and matters get serious we can see a battle being waged for the Sinhala Right-Wing vote.
Let us establish one ground rule for this exposition. As the Buddha himself requested just prior to parinibbana, let his noble teaching be our master in this discussion.
The most venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana thero Mahanayake of the Asgiriya chapter has announced that his recent remarks, have been misconstrued and distorted.
In Sri Lanka, we are trapped in a new Stone-age. An age of stoning. Or to be precise, we are now in an age fascinated with the idea of stoning people to death.
In the Buddhist belief system, “Mangala” means a ‘blessing’. In the abstract ‘Mangala’ denotes an “auspicious sign".
The senseless attacks on Easter Sunday shook the nation and sparked a wave of anti-Muslim hysteria that is in danger of going out of control.
Of what purpose are courts, judges and the law.
Maithripala Sirisena, the sixth executive president is the ‘title’ and the subject of this essay.