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The courage to be a Buddhist


By Chandra Tilake EdirisuriyaCeylon Today Features Medin Full Moon Poya day this year falls on 22 March. It was on a Medin Full Moon Poya day, nine months after his Enlightenment, that Gauthama Buddha first visited Kapilavastu, in the ancient Sakya Kingdom of his father, King Suddhodana. this was where he grew up and which contained his royal palace and the sprawling garden, 10 km west of his birth place, Lumbini. It was six years since the Buddha's father King Suddhodana had not seen h...

By Samantha WickramasingheCeylon Today Features What welcomes you to the The Sandwich Factory (TSF) is a 1950, Volkswagen mini-bus. It is care...

By Chanaka de Silva In keeping with the Eastern philosophy of showing affection by feeding is true for children and dogs. The more you love yo...

By Risidra MendisCeylon Today Features Can you imagine the pain and torture that cart bulls are put through when they are forced and beaten to...

Text and pix by Samantha WickramasingheCeylon Today Features The creative process involved with writing poetry and prose is sometimes overwh...

With some captivating and downright humorous twists and turns which hardly detracted from the original fascination with this tale spun by the Grimm Brothers, audiences were entertained by the vivacious and larger-than-life actors, rap dancers and singers who poured their hearts into performing at their very best. The show opened with siblings Peggy Sue and Josh arguing that the thing called 'love at first sight' was really as believable as it was made out to be. Together with their moth...

By Priyangwada PereraCeylon Today Features As the Lent begins with the ashes smeared on foreheads as a reminder of the impermanence of life, Christians try to improve their way of living. It is a continuous reminder of Jesus' suffering leading to His death on the cross. One way the Christians believe to be a part of that suffering is by taking the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. This sacrament is perhaps what most non-Christians find problematic and Christians get confused wit...

By Aney Darling (written on 15.03.2016) Dear Dorothy,I have been away! Out of the country, out of the heat, the humidity, the sweat, the sticky armpits, the thighs that stick to fake leather and the searing, scorching i-hate-you sun that almost melts the skin right off your bones... in colder, cooler, cosier climates. Yes, you hate me and I'm glad I'm away. But, no, sadly, this week's column is not about sticking it to you. I'm only trying to get to the whole Ceylon Electricity Board (CE...

By T. Arjuna All men dream; but not equally, and that is why great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day, act on their dreams with open eyes to make them possible. Strivers might achieve what all dreamers believe; but all men of action are dreamers too. That is why all men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers. They imagine what...

On a quick visit to Colombo, CJS Brand Ambassador Jacqueline Fernandez visited the CJS flagship store at Alfred House Gardens to discover for h...

By Punyakante Wijenaike On the bank of the river Thames running past the city of London on a clear summer morning stood a young man and a young woman holding hands and looking down on the rushing waters. Both looked sad as if they were contemplating jumping into the running waters and being swept away in the current. Both looked in their late twenties and their complexions were darker in colour than the citizens of London going about their business on a busy road. No one stopped to loo...

By Chanaka de Silva Fighting over food is as old as time itself. Every living creature fights for food for survival. We are not very differen...

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