Category: Featured Articles

0

Sinhala Only In Retrospect

By Rohana R. Wasala The ‘Sinhala Only’ legislation of 1956 was immediately turned into a bogey by anti-majority propagandists to frighten off progressive political reforms aimed at redressing the historical injustices perpetrated against the nation by European occupations of the previous 450 years. But the dethronement of English by making...

0

Tamara Kunanayakam slams Western Intervention in Lanka’s Political Order

by Tamara Kunanayakam I will express myself on the international aspects of the political crisis in which the country finds itself today and their far-reaching consequences for the country’s sovereignty and independence, which must be taken into account in all its dimensions if an appropriate response is to be formulated. ...

0

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...