Sunday, 23rd November 2014

Letters

No jungles have grown over foundation stones laid by President Mahinda Rajapaksa The people are responsible for electing leaders who had no time to work for the country but compelled to work for their stooges and pugnacious thugs before their terms were over. What they mentioned in their manifestos if any, did not become their policies when they took office. They created divisions amongst the people, disrupted peace and let the country go into pieces. With Ranasinghe Premadasa and D.B. Wijetunga after him as Executive Presidents, the United National Party ruled for 17 years and Chandrika...
Sinhala artists did not strive for sensuous beauty in images The best known and most widely venerated of the three images in the Outer Circular Road in Anuradhapura, is known to Buddhist devotees as the Samadhi Pilimaya. In this statue, the perfect embodiment of the idea of Samadhi is conveyed through the very simplicity of the conception. The perfect material equilibrium of the figure connotes the perfect mental state of the Sakyamuni through the massive stability of the triangular base formed by the interlocked legs surmounted by the erect columnar body which supports the perfectly...
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