nation.lk :::

Insight

Could Christianity’s future lie in Buddhism’s past? This is a possibility that’s been haunting me lately, but in a good way, I think. One big critique, understandably, of postmodern views on Christian spirituality is that there’s too much time and energy spent deconstructing old systems and ways of thinking that need to be torn down or...
Full Article Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was the much-maligned wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald – perhaps the best loved American literary figure of the 20th century. However, she was an author herself whose semi-autobiographical novel Save Me the Waltz revealed her side of a tempestuous and disastrous marriage.
Full Article Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00
Can we pinpoint the beginning of art? Are its origins in the cave paintings of Africa, Spain or France? Are they still to be discovered or have they been lost forever? We may never know. What we do know is that the earliest people had two occupations; hunting and art.
Full Article Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00
Mandana Town goes into a spiritual mode around 5pm every day. That’s the time when the bells in the temples and kovils begin to chime. People flock to these religious places of worship after work in the evening. Some come to obtain the blessings of Lord Buddha while the Hindus ask for the protection of gods.
Full Article Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00
The latest  US Surgeon General’s Report released in 2014 states: “today’s cigarette smokers – both men and women – have a much higher risk of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than smokers in 1964, despite smoking fewer cigarettes.” The report further establishes that the increased risk of lung cancer is the result of tobacco industry changes to…
Full Article Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00
A group of old Royalists met on May 8 at the Cinnamon Lakeside.  It is not uncommon for past pupils of a particular school to meet up once a year.  These reunions are always special.  This particular gathering had an additional significance.  The batch concerned, the Group of ’83, turn fifty this year.
Full Article Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00
The existence of High Security Zones (HSZs) and the continued displacement of people as a result has been a deeply divisive topic. On the one hand, there are those who argue that almost six years after the end of the war, there is no justification for not allowing people to go back to their original lands by greatly reducing the...
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
Facebook says it will allow more websites and other online services to join its “free mobile data” Internet.org scheme.The announcement follows a backlash against the initiative.Opponents suggest it compromises the principles of net neutrality, because it favours access to some sites and apps over others.
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
A London-based academic has uncovered a photograph of the woman described by some as Vladimir Lenin’s true love and the “primeval force of the black earth” by her contemporaries, after the image was lost for nearly a century.
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
Mysterious hisses and whistles have been recorded 22 miles above the earth’s surface using infrared microphones aboard a Nasa student balloon experiment.The ‘infrasounds’ were captured by Daniel Bowman, a student at the University of North Carolina, according to a report in LiveScience.
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
Death is a depressingly inevitable consequence of life, but now scientists believe they may have found some light at the end of the tunnel.The largest ever medical study into near-death and out-of-body experiences has discovered that some awareness may continue even after the brain has shut down completely.
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
History is replete with people short in stature, but with lofty ambitions, who have had an indelible impact on the world. Even in an era that has seen the evaporation of countless racial and gender stereotypes, short people are routinely portrayed in popular media as jealous, conniving liars, aspiring to achieve their ends by any means.
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
After a prolonged struggle and negotiations among several political parties, the 19th Amendment to the constitution of Sri Lanka was enacted with an overwhelming majority on April 28, 2015. The way the process was carried out indicates that Sri Lankan political leaders still retain the capacity to negotiate and get things done. Kudos to the parties, that were involved in…
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
Black people in America live in a police-state-within-a-state. The African American police state exercises its authority over the Black minority through an oppressive array of modern day lynchings by the police, increasing for-profit mass incarceration and the government sanctioned surveillance and assassination of Black leaders. The African American police state is unquestionably a modern day crime against humanity.
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
“My blood is good enough for army service, but not good enough after,” shouted a woman at a line of riot police last Thursday in Jerusalem. “My brother is in Golani [an army unit] and so was I, but I can’t get a job; I face racism when I want to move into an apartment,” said another man in Tel…
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
Since the start of the US nuclear negotiations with Iran, both Israeli and Saudi officials have indulged in highly-publicised handwringing over their belief that such a nuclear deal would represent a fundamental strategic shift in US policy towards the region at the expense of its traditional alliances with Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
Let me try to get this right. The Saudis are bombing Yemen because they fear the Shia Houthis is working for the Iranians. The Saudis are also bombing ISIS in Iraq and the ISIS in Syria. So are the United Arab Emirates. The Syrian government is bombing its enemies in Syria and the Iraqi government is...
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
The novel ‘Viragaya’ is a turning point in Sinhala literature. Literary genius Martin Wickramasinghe vibrantly portrays Aravinda’s character in Viragaya, digging deep in to his inner psyche. Aravinda’s conscious experience and ideas running through his mind are central part of the novel.  His emotions, conscious and unconscious psychological conflicts are described in a literary style by the author.
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
The subject of magic is possibly as elusive and alluring as the subject of love which is of course one of greatest themes for incalculable works of art and literature over the course of human history. Magic in the Moonlight written and directed by Woody Allen is an enchanting film that brings together an endearing story where magic and love...
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
Some die young and some live long.  Some die from natural causes, some from unfortunate accidents.  Some are murdered.  Let us consider a hypothetical case of a young girl, who was battered and strangled to death at the age of 19.  Let’s assume this gruesome murder was committed about 10 years ago. 
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00

Copyrights protected: All the content on this website is copyright protected and can be reproduced only by giving the due courtesy to www.nation.lk' Copyright © 2011 Rivira Media Corporation Ltd., 742, Maradana Road,Colombo 10, Sri Lanka. Web Solution By Mithila Kumara | All rights reserved.