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Mangala, Monks, Mangala Sutta, and Marx

In the Buddhist belief system, “Mangala” means a ‘blessing’. In the abstract ‘Mangala’ denotes an “auspicious sign".


Stopping Islamophobia: Reassure the public and restore law and order.

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.


Is the harvest of the carnage a Candidate?

Of what purpose are courts, judges and the law.


President Sirisena Dead Man walking?

Maithripala Sirisena, the sixth executive president is the ‘title’ and the subject of this essay.


A word to the moderates

On the importance of constructive engagement in the face of growing hostility.


Rearview of a Carnage

Terror takes tolerance hostage. The purpose of terror is to undermine our tolerant way of life. What motivates the perpetrators of terror?


Easter Sunday Massacre happened because minorities don’t matter

Officials had the information but did nothing to prevent attacks because minorities don't matter


Sathyodaya – Ven Walpola Rahula’s way of the Dhamma

On Friday, March 29, the Walpola Rahula Institute (WRI) launched the English Translation of the Ven. Walpola Rahula (Ven Rahula)’s famous treatise “Truth Awakening.” Originally published in Sinhalese in 1993 under the title “Sathyodaya”, the Chairman of the WRI, the Venerable Galkande Dhammananda Thero (VDT), student of Ven Rahula commissioned an English translation. This has […]


Sirisena’s strongman presidential campaign in full swing

President Sirisena is campaigning hard for a second term, but he needs a party to back him


Lifelong support: Autism spectrum disorder beyond childhood in Sri Lanka

Awareness of ASD is slowly rising in the country, but there is much work to be done, and critical blind spots remain.


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