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Killing and Corruption in Sri Lanka

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Re: Killing and Corruption in Sri Lanka

Postby BlackBird » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:54 pm

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Re: Killing and Corruption in Sri Lanka

Postby BlackBird » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:04 pm

That's terribly sad. I even read that a few long standing members of the SLFP voiced concerns about such a jumbo cabinet brought about by those 18 UNP defectors and were promptly sacked by Rajapaksa.

The whole white garb he wears makes a mockery of sil. When I was in Lanka I saw in the newspapers everyday publicity photos of him making offerings to monks and bowing to Buddha statues and I remember thinking the whole thing seemed very fake.

When I was leaving I got a hold of a newspaper which was describing all the wonderful benefits Rajapaksa was bestowing on Hambantota with his new port idea. Initially I thought ok this is good, finally the South will see some economic benefits, later I realized it is his home town and it all makes sense now, just another example of his cronyism. Did they ever get it built in the end?

Do you think Rajapaksa will be voted in for a 3rd term in 2016?

I read on wikipedia: "The Visva Bharati University of Calcutta in India conferred on him the title Professor Emeritus for his record on human rights."
I had to laugh and wonder if they awarded a professor emeritus to Idi Amin too.
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Re: Killing and Corruption in Sri Lanka

Postby Dan74 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:34 pm

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Re: Killing and Corruption in Sri Lanka

Postby Lazy_eye » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:59 am

All,

I came across this yesterday and wanted to share it as it may be of interest to those concerned about goings on in Sri Lanka.



This is a group formed to oppose the intolerance and hatred which is being shown by some "militant Buddhists" (oxymoron?) in the country. Looks like a good initiative.

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Re: Killing and Corruption in Sri Lanka

Postby alan » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:10 pm

Should I go there?
Not looking to ordain, just take some pretty pictures, and enjoy the experience. This post makes me want to stay away.

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Re: Killing and Corruption in Sri Lanka

Postby BlackBird » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:14 am

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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: Killing and Corruption in Sri Lanka

Postby SarathW » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:20 am

Recommend you go there and enjoy the place see the following.

1)The world’s oldest tree planted by a human and with a recorded history is the Bodhi Tree which is still living in the city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.
According to records, it was planted in 288BC and was taken as a sapling from the Bodhi Tree under which Buddha became enlightened.
2) Ruwanvalisaya: The largest structure of the world at that time and second only to Pyramids.
3) Sandy beaches.
4) Forest monks.
:)
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Killing and Corruption in Sri Lanka

Postby cooran » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:52 am

Hello all,

It's been 10 years since I had the good fortune to visit Sri Lanka - would love to go back again:

Here is a general Google Images link :
http://images.google.com.au/search?site ... iAfgnYH4CA

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Chris
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