Filed under Wisdom

When masses stand up to asses

LAKSIRI WARNAKULA (Island) It was the talk-of-the town for many days. So many concerned and delighted citizens have posted on many social media sites and written letters and articles to newspapers. I am sure it was, perhaps it is even now, one of the most talked-about topics in today’s local current-affairs scene. It was a … Continue reading

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Why did God ask not to eat pig meat?

Leave the scavengers alone (Original Title, Island) By RUFUS RANDENIYA   Scavengers take care of dirt and dead animals, birds and fish. They do it by instinct. That is their nature and appointed task. Their cleaning service is very important to our ecosystem. With them around, our environment is always clean. We have taken these cleaners … Continue reading

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Tragedy: New Wives of their own fathers!

Triple win with double misery (Original Title) Prof Srimal Abeyaratne (Sunday Times) File picture of migrant workers at the airport. A few years ago, a University research team was engaged in a research project in a remote village located on the river bank of the “Deduru Oya” in the North Western province. While they were … Continue reading

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Memory: How sharp are you?

Sunday Island  Everyone Knows Memory Fails as You Age. But Everyone Is Wrong. That is the title of an encouraging, recently read article by Daniel J. Levitin, neuroscientist and author of Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives. Even 20-year-olds forget the simplest things he adds as a sub-title. He … Continue reading

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Doubt in Islamic Law – a history of avoiding punishment

 Asim Qureshi  (Posted in Islam 21C) Book Review – Doubt in Islamic Law: A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation, and Islamic Criminal Law Intisar Rabb (Havard University, History Department) “Avoid imposing criminal sanctions in cases of doubt” – idra’u ‘l-hudud bi’l-shubahat – is the juristic maxim at the centre of Professor Intisar Rabb’s phenomenally well-researched work, Doubt in Islamic … Continue reading

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