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Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies; history has no place for them - Norodom Sihanouk

 


 

‘President Rajapaksa deserves India’s highest honour’

In an exclusive interview with Asian Tribune, Dr. Subramanian Swamy said that Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is anti-Indian outfit and hence President Rajapaksa deserves our highest honour of 'Bharat Ratna' for exterminating them.

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Sir Baron Jayatilaka:

Statesman and exemplary Buddhist leader

The 144th birth anniversary of Sir Baron Jayatilaka, former leader of the State Council and Minister of Home Affairs as well as the first President of the Colombo YMBA falls today(February 13). Born in 1868 in the village of Waragoda in Kelaniya, Sir Baron had his early education at Vidyalankara Pirivena in Peliyagoda where he studied at the feet of the scholar monk, the Ven. Ratmalane Sri Dharmaloka Thera, reputed for his knowledge of Pali, Sanskrit and Buddhist Philosophy. Later, his secondary education was at Wesley College, Colombo, where he had a distinguished career.

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Free Education proposals and tuition - Part III:

State schools vs. private schools

“The Christians, both Roman Catholic and Protestant, constituted 4.3 percent of the population, and yet obtained 75.2 percent of the government grant to denominational schools, while the Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims constituting 85.7 percent of the population obtained only 24.8 percent of the government grant. Furthermore, the government treated its own schools much less generously than it treated the assisted denominational schools.” The Kannangara report has given the population of Ceylon for the year 1931 based on the figures provided by the Dept. of Census and Statistics as follows:

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Is love a canvas furnished by nature?

Love is a strange phenomenon. Like wind, which is not visible to the human eye, it can be felt. These two marvels have very much in common and have relative effects when they react on human beings. A cool breeze cools the body and calms the mind. On the contrary, turbulent whirlwinds can ruffle and bring about drastic effects.

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