Reconciliation and Peace
The feast of Easter is the most important feast
in the Liturgical calendar. All other liturgical feasts, including
Christmas, are focused towards this and get their meaning from
Easter. St. Paul put this succinctly when he wrote that "If Christ
has not been raised then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is
in vain" (1 Cor 15:14) In this feast we commemorate Our Lord's
rising from the dead. And this is the basic tenet of our faith.
The Anura phenomenon
Anura Priyadarshi Solomon Dias Bandaranaike (15.
2. 1949 - March 16. 3. 2008):
Befitting to a son of two Prime Ministers, Anura
disposition within and outside the precincts of Parliament was
gentlemanly to the very sense of the word, an undisputed fact which
won him the admiration both of his friends and foes. It was said
that when the message of Anura's birth was conveyed to his father
Prime Minister S.W.R.D Bandaranaike, he was at the foot of Sri Maha
Bodhiya. Bandaranaike named his son after the great city of
Remembering Gamini Fonseka:
Has Sri Lankan Cinema derived the inspiration from the colossus?
Although Gamini Fonseka's larger than life image
is absent on the silver screen, Sri Lankan cinema still felt the
void created by his demise, especially at a time the film industry
faces an image crisis. Gamini's powerful role both as an outstanding
actor on the screen and a person with a strong-willed character in
real life should be measured against the milieu he was born into and
he grew up in.