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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...

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Anagarika Dharmapala needs no rescuing

By Dr Kamal Wickremasinghe   Social scientific study, for better or for worse, is the only available method of gaining insights into social structures including aspects of social organisation, governance and rituals, as an aid to solving problems in social relations. Social science, however, often yields erroneous results originating from...