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A Sermon on Stoning

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.


Shrine to the Virgin Mary found vandalised in Jaffna

The shrine to the Virgin Mary in Maniyamthoddam in Jaffna was found vandalised and its statue smashed on yesterday (17) morning.


Country has failed to take up the baton of coexistence

““The Government, Media, and citizens have failed to take the baton of coexistence forward which some of the religious leaders and people had carried since the Easter Attacks,” said Attorney at Law Thanuka Nandasiri.


UNP silent on Gnanasara Thero’s pardon

It is mystifying that the United National Party is yet to articulate its position on the release of the Sinhala Right-Wing demagogue Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero from jail, through a Presidential pardon.


Gnanasara Thero’s mother thanks Sirisena

Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero and his mother met President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday and thanked him for pardoning the controversial Thero.


Gnanasara Thero’s release may be delayed

The Bodu Bala Sena says the release of their General Secretary Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero from prison may be delayed.