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Letter from Gaza by Norwegian Doctor – By Dr. Mads Gilbert “Shifa Hospital — Gaza


I just want to scream, hold someone tight, cry, smell skin and hair of warm child, covered in blood, protect ourselves in an endless embrace.(Reuters) Letter from Gaza by Norwegian Doctor Dearest friends, The last night was extreme. The "ground invasion" of Gaza resulted in scores and carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying — all sorts of injured ... Read More »

On the “Muslim Problem” – By: Prabath Dharmadasa

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A few weeks ago there was an article in the Island newspaper about the "Muslim problem." After reading it I felt that it was a storm in a teacup. I don't think our country has a "Muslim problem" at all. Infact, to the contrary if more Sri Lankans followed the example set by the Muslim community perhaps we would be ... Read More »

Buddhist monks must be balanced and moderate


"By acting in direct violation of the forbearance, moderation and patience expected of a bhikku and destroying the image of the Sasana, they evoke nothing but feelings of disgust at both the local and international levels. They are tainting the image of all those who wear the saffron robe." An interview with Baddegama Samitha Thera The Ven. Baddegama Samitha was ... Read More »

Why be forced to encounter militant Islam? : By Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

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"The entire Sinhalese-controlled media went along with J.R. Jayewardene's reasoning. Only one Sinhalese journalist, Mervyn de Silva of the Lanka Guardian, sensed the danger. In his news analysis, titled 'Who buried the TULF?' in the 1 August 1984 issue he wrote: 'How very short-sighted and stupid.'" (T. Sabaratnam, 'Pirapaharan' Chapter 19, 'Burying the TULF') While there is evidence aplenty that ... Read More »

Sri Lanka; Playground For Anti Muslim Forces

Anti Muslim Forces

By Latheef Farook     Around four years ago, today’s hate campaign pitting the majority Sinhalese community against the island’s minority Muslims, was unheard of. However, today Sinhalese minds were  poisoned against Muslims to  such an extent that racist    such as Jathika Hela Urumya, JHU, are even justifying  attacks and killing of Muslims and the burning and the destruction ... Read More »

Dalai Lama urges end to anti-Muslim violence

Dalai Lama urges end to anti-Muslim violence

Tibetan spiritual leader says religious attacks in Buddhist-majority Myanmar and Sri Lanka unacceptable. Dalai Lama also urged Buddhists to imagine an image of Buddha 'before they commit such a crime' [File - EPA] The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, has reiterated his plea to Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence against Muslims, in ... Read More »