Breaking the glass barrier
Common wisdom is that it is hard to be excited
about glass. After all, it is an object we take for granted, having
existed for around 5,000 years. Glass itself is just a material
based largely on silica quartz - we tend to admire various objects
made out of it, from drinking glasses to bottles to vases.
Birth of the Order of Bhikkhuni Sasana
The Buddha, the Compassionate One, always
encouraged a life free of violence, fear, hatred and therefore He
earned the epithet A Sage at Peace, (Muni Santa). The Buddha's
discourses reveal that His teachings are closely connected to peace.
A symbol of chastity
The unexpected tragic death of a noble Sinhalese
Kandyan woman Ehelapola Kumarihamy and her four children took place
198 years ago on May 17, 1814 on the orders of the irate last King
of Kandy, Sri Wickrema Rajasinha. She was the devoted wife of
Ehelapola Wijesundara Wickremasinghe Chandrasekara Amarakoon Wasala
Mudiyanse, Maha Adikaram or Prime Minister of the Kandyan Kingdom.