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On anatta ("no soul") doctrine

Whatever my compassionate cardiologist friend Dr Upul Wijayawardhana publishes in The Island, I unfailingly read with absorbing interest. (Incidentally, concerning me, the sympathetic hyperbole he had recently deployed and the font size in which the generous Editor had printed it, boosted my expiring ego (self?) to bursting point. For that psychotherapeutic relief, much thanks.)Read More...

"Community dogs" are stray dogs


Hantana is especially conducive to walks, for leisure or exercise. A forest reserve and attractive home gardens line the pedestrian friendly paths. Traffic is light. The air is clean and the scenery is lovely. The only negative aspect is the numerous s...

Kusal Perera’s epic innings and good memories


The year was 1974 and Sri Lanka was playing only four day unofficial tests at the time, and it was during the second innings of the second test at P Sara

Stadium against India led by Ajith Wadekar, that Sri Lanka Captain APB Tennekoon carr...

Ministers, cocaine and Ranjan Ramanayake


State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake recently made an allegation that there are 24 MP's, including four Ministers, using cocaine and other kinds of illegal narcotics. At a UNP group meeting held on the 20th, UNP Parliamentarians had 'waged war' against ...

Two questions for HRC

1. Please list the other countries [if any] that follow your masochist practice of

"vetting" its servicemen for UN Peacekeeping Missions.

2. What are the criteria you follow, as per UNHRC instructions [orders?] in rejecting...

Imported "MILK" Powder


According to current newspaper reports, speculation is rife that imported milk powder consists mainly of palm oil and lactose. The public has a right

to know whether actually the milk powder importers have all these years hoodwinked the wh...

Black deal of Black Pepper

Behind the media billboard of Makandure Madush, now in the front line news, we watched the unfortunate story of Sri Lankan pepper farmers compelled to undergo in past three years, due to gross negligence of the government, elected by them, but not list...

How and whom to vote for


We have been told this year is going to be an election year, and now the onus is on us, the voter, to select the person to guide our destiny and protect our country.

It may, however, be puzzling for some of us to select this person or the ...

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