Views - 8 Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:10
This Eid al-Adha dinner acknowledges an auspicious Islamic festival, and we are honoured to celebrate this moment together as representatives of different faith communities. It presents a paradigm of engagement that is at once respectful in its recog
Views - 50 Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:05
The Amazon rainforest fires have been raging for three weeks, largely out of media focus. This is one of the most devastating fires in the Amazon rainforest located in Brazil and is seen as a climate emergency. Pictures published by NASA on Thursday
Views - 284 Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:58
It is now almost four months since the tragic and horrendous attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka which penetrated the core of our beings, setting in motion a series of emotions, beyond the initial shock.
Views - 45 Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:55
If one is trained from young days to see the world with equanimous eyes many things will appear beautiful. The more life is viewed from this lens of beauty, from child to adulthood, the creation of ugliness will be minimised and the creation of beaut
Views - 12 Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:52
“As an irrigator guides water to the fields, as an archer aims an arrow, as a carpenter carves wood, the wise shape their lives” – The Buddha
Views - 11 Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:51
How does one relate to the word ‘Harmony’? It is a word that is used across spheres; to describe peace within oneself and one’s outer world, fellowship within communities and also to describe anything that is perfect in its alignment.
Views - 24 Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:00
Dr. Raj Somadeva, Senior Professor in Archaeology at the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology in Colombo and founder Fellow of the Sri Lanka Council of Archaeologists, explains how understanding the natural history of Sri Lanka is essential to under
Views - 18 Saturday, 3 August 2019 00:10
Recently, a foreign-educated Sri Lankan with a degree in health studies from a Western university was talking about losing some family members to cancer. She was at the same time speaking highly about her foreign degree. Although brought up in Sri La
Views - 20 Saturday, 3 August 2019 00:01
To know others, you do not have to go and knock on four billion separate doors. Once you have seen your real Self, you have seen the Self in all. It makes it easy to understand and to forgive, and very difficult to quarrel. All of life springs from t
Views - 30 Saturday, 27 July 2019 12:37
It is 36 years since the 1983 Black July ethnic riots that targeted our fellow Tamil citizens and marred our nation’s consciousness. With each breath, with the quiet ticking of the clock, time has lapsed beneath the clouds of memory and despite 198
Views - 92 Saturday, 27 July 2019 00:01
This below poem forms part of a manuscript of poetry being compiled for publication by a group of followers of the Naqshqbqndi Sufi Order, from Sri Lanka and abroad. Note: In the Sufi Islamic tradition promoting love and peace as preached by Prophe
Views - 19 Saturday, 27 July 2019 00:01
Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.
Views - 49 Saturday, 20 July 2019 00:10
The Harmony Page is generating a series of articles on how ancient as well as current spiritual and religious philosophies look at environment protection in their scriptures. The article below is part of this series.
Views - 168 Saturday, 20 July 2019 00:01
This poem forms part of a manuscript of poetry being compiled for publication by a group of followers of the Naqshqbqndi Sufi Order, from Sri Lanka and abroad.
Views - 32 Saturday, 20 July 2019 00:01
The belief that each act of ours has a reaction that will affect us is something that most humans may have an element of belief in, even subconsciously, whatever their religious orientation, but it is somehow slips away from
Views - 29 Saturday, 20 July 2019 00:01
I tell you one thing – if you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather learn to see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this whole world is your own
Views - 195 Saturday, 13 July 2019 00:02
The term Karma is often seen as a religious term connected with Hinduism and Buddhism. However over time attempts have been made to give practical explanations through the scientific lenses to look at Karma akin to how one looks at physics, a science
Views - 205 Saturday, 13 July 2019 00:01
With comparative reference to Jainism and Buddhism: The rights of animals and the delicate balance of our eco-system Life is sacred in all its
Views - 47 Saturday, 13 July 2019 00:00
What we are all looking for, even though we are searching in the most improbable places, is infinite wisdom, infinite joy, infinite love. In other words, we are trying to discover our real nature. At the very core of our being is a spark of purity, o
Views - 198 Saturday, 6 July 2019 00:50
How does one relate to the word ‘Harmony’? It is a word that is used across spheres; to describe peace within oneself and one’s outer world, fellowship within communities and also to describe anything that is perfect in its alignment. We say pe
Views - 67 Saturday, 6 July 2019 00:34
Over the past few decades, the scientists who keep an eye on the Earth have been telling us that conditions on Earth are deteriorating. Animal and plant species are vanishing and so too would humans, we are warned. We can observe that the lifespan o
Views - 507 Saturday, 6 July 2019 00:27
Our way of life is having a catastrophic impact on the environment, which is a looming existential threat to our civilisation. This is predicated on the ‘collapse of the world’s ice sheets due to rising temperature (NSIDC, 2019), which can cause
Saturday, 24 August 2019
In politics there are no absolute truths, rights or wrongs: all is relative. Politics is about choices and alternatives. It is also the art of the possible. The best policy for the people is to work through the give
Friday, 23 August 2019
Imagine a London where the entire subterranean region is engulfed with dirty water. Crammed train carriages that once barrelled along 249 miles of track transporting busy office workers, builders, teachers, civil servants, cleaners and students now r
Friday, 23 August 2019
Originally the SLPP was keen to hold the Provincial Council Elections (PCE) immediately after the Local Government Election results as they felt the PCE would go in their favour. PCE were held under the Proportional Representation system. The relevan
Friday, 23 August 2019
J.R. Jayewardene created a presidential system not because the parliamentary system of governance that preceded it had failed. He wanted to take over all the powers of the State and assume the status of ancient kings who ruled the country in the past
The Presidential Election: Into anarchy or out of anarchy?
Effective inclusion of differently-abled economic agents into national labour force
Role of Zahira College in promoting communal harmony
Will the real JVP – Joke; Vital cog; Party poopers – please stand up?