Yearly Archive: 2018


Flawed debate; sidetracked issues

By G. H. Peiris    It is with a sense of gratitude that I read the ‘Opinion’ titled ‘A Flawed Argument’ by Savitri Goonesekere in last Friday’s issue of The Island, in which she has explained that it is not the discrepancy between the Sinhala and the English versions of...


Fictional ‘Protestant Buddhism’

By Dr. Susantha Goonatilake A few weeks ago, Dr Kamal Wickremasinghe wrote in The Island an article – really an appeal – asking that the flawed invention by Obeyasekara and Gombrich, titled ‘Protestant Buddhism’, be retracted. This referred to the absurd claim that during the Buddhist revival against Protestantism, Buddhism...