Tuesday, 23rd December 2014

Features

The so-called common candidate is not a new strategy. This strategy was initiated for the first time in 2010 by putting forward the former Army Chief as the common Presidential candidate. But that was not successful. This is the second attempt launched by the same anti-Sri Lankan pro-LTTE elements. They are this time using a person from the UPFA Government. They harbour hatred because they failed to achieve their evil targets through war and terrorism. Now they spend billions of dollars belonging to the LTTE diaspora and are ‘working hard’ to defeat President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the...
Pope Francis
In 2013, the Royal Asiatic Society RASSL (of which I am the current president) awarded its “gold medal” to Father Dr. Vito Perniola. Although he was proficient in several fields, our main consideration was his 19 volume documentation on the history of the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka. To indicate a Buddhist appreciation of his scholarly work, I had a leading Buddhist monk by my side as the medal was draped on the very pleased Father Perniola, who at 100 years was admiring the medal in almost childlike wonder. In my remarks, I mentioned that Father Perniola had dispassionately collected...