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We need to always be vigilant on the sanitary issues - Mike Johanns

 

‘All Sri Lankans have become cultivators now’:

Agriculture, soul of the country - Minister Mahinda Yapa

There are various types of programmes such as Divi Neguma, Api Wavamu Rata Nagamu in progress in the country and the government always tries to encourage people by providing fertilizer, seeds and technical support. It is necessary to pay our utmost attention to farmers in the Northern and Eastern Provinces, as they didn’t have proper guidance during the past three decades.

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Reflections on foolishness, wisdom and those deserving of honour

I have been reading and reflecting on the Mangala Sutta of late, i.e. the Discourse on Blessings and found that even the simplest line from the Buddhist scriptures inspires immensely. My wife, a keener student of the doctrine and who frequently listens to bana on the radio, made an interesting observation: ‘Yes, and it’s all linked and should be reflected on keeping in mind other pertinent and salient elements of the dhamma (doctrine); the Mangala Sutta should be read in conjunction with the Parabhava Sutta (the Discourse on Downfall)’.

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Ramadan:

Fasting month for Muslims

Ramadan is the ninth lunar month of the Islamic year and fasting during the month is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is obligatory for all healthy adults of the Islamic faith to fast between the hours of dawn and sunset. In Holy Quran Sura 2: verse 185 said that; The month of Ramadan is the month when the Quran was sent down as guidance for mankind with clear proofs of guidance and the criterion by which to distinguish right from wrong.

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