FEATURE ARTICLES

Showing concerns over sowing seeds of conflict

A group of Human Rights rapporteurs slam Sri Lanka! Sri Lanka has known not only inter, but intra-communal violence for decades, with victims in every community (Picture AFP)    In 2009 the international community failed Sri Lanka A consensus has emerged on the need to broaden and to upstream prevention work …

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Who is the mastermind behind the Easter Sunday massacre? Why carnage was not prevented despite prior information? By: Latheef Farook

The Horrifying / Inhuman April 21st attacks should not be seen merely attack on a specific religion at this time. Rather the attack is on the very heart of the county’s plural, multi-ethnic social fabric. There has been no history of violent animosity between Muslims and Christians. However, over a period …

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Growing dissatisfaction in Lanka

The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the economies in countries the world over. Sri Lanka too has been shaken as the pandemic worsens and the numbers of those contracting the disease and the death rate rising rapidly. Today we are witnessing a growing dissatisfaction in the government’s failure to take necessary …

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Incidents of violence against Buddhist monks: When commercialism clouds the meditative mind

Late Ven. Matara Kitalagama Sri Seelalankara Thera in conversation with military officials Buddhist scripture condemns violence in every form. But exactly a month after Ven. Olande Jinarathana Thera’s body was found floating in the Rathgama Lagoon, the charred remains of another monk were found at the Nawana Cemetery in Kotadeniyawa earlier …

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