Sri Lanka’s message to the world on Sambuddhatva
Dispel craving, the root of all problems
Sri Lanka was known as Sinhaladweepa in the times
of yore. People in other countries successively called it by the
names Sinhalan, Seelan and finally under British Colonial rule it
came to be known as ‘Ceylon’.
Humanism, the heart of Buddha’s message - UNESCO Chief
The teachings of the Buddha as a man, a thinker,
and a philosopher, are a source of light. They are a source of
nourishment for the mind and of serenity for the heart, said UNESCO
Chief Irina Bokova at a symposium on ‘The Contribution of the
Buddha’s Teachings to Universality, Humanism and Peace’ to mark the
2600th Anniversary of the Buddha’s Enlightenment.
Colombo city gets major facelift:
Building a city any Sri Lankan can be proud of is our aim - Omar
Colombo, the commercial hub of the country
received a face lift during the past two years constantly changing
its appearance from one of pre-colonial setting to a modern city.
Much of the changes were done during the past few years to
facilitate the free movement of traffic,
Sunday observer Extra
Zoo to be on par with the best
In the late 1920s there was a menagerie set up
in Dehiwela by a German named John Hagenbeck, a member of a famous
show-business family from Hamburg. Acquired by the Government in
1936 and following many a transformation over the years, today it is
fondly known as the Dehiwela Zoo.