Unfortunately, the world is not united against terrorism

A gruesome finale Island Editorial The latest terror strike in the UK has killed 22 persons including children and left scores of others injured. The cowardly attack must be condemned and the criminals responsible for it brought to book. Thousands of terrified music lovers were seen running helter-skelter following Monday’s blast at the conclusion of … Continue reading

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That “Picture” and GMOA’s Padeniya

Padeniya’s company tells a tale In journalism it is an axiom that a picture tells a thousand words. This truism was brought home starkly by the front page picture captions depicted in almost all daily newspapers yesterday showing GMOA President Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya brushing shoulders with stalwarts of the Joint Opposition outside the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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How did BBS become emboldened?

The re-emergence of the BBS (Daily Mirror Editorial) Who is a Buddhist? That’s a simple question but one that can yield innumerable answers.  The innumerability of course can be explained and explained innumerably through reference to the Buddhist canon. The point is, labelling and self-labelling are both easy exercises. For the record, if you replace ‘Buddhist’ … Continue reading

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Yahapalanaya unleashes rabid dogs

By Hilmy Ahmed (Daily FT) BBS leader Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero Post-war Sri Lanka saw Buddhist extremism targeting the Muslim community with the euphoria of the victory over the Liberation Tigers of ThamilEelam (LTTE). The MahindaRajapaksa Government allowed these extremists a free reign and cause extensive damage to the Muslim economy, which resulted in the … Continue reading

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