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Risen Christ

Ranil

Raging Delhi

By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features

For some people the first day of April begins with playing a prank or two, looking for executing the ‘April Fool’ act to perfection for a hearty laughter at the cost of friends, relatives or even a foe. But there was a dampener for any frivolities in Delhi this year when the morning papers on that day carried two gory news items—of course, along with the daily roster of bad tidings from the country and the world outside. The first one, flaunted prominently because it involved two apparently rich families living in an affluent area of the capital, related to what may be termed an instance of ‘parking rage’ in which one man was reportedly assaulted by an irate gun-totting neighbour who had objected to the victim parking his car in the passage of the building the two men shared.

New thinking of religions in line with human rights is imminent to save the world from disaster and doom

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

Risen ChristThe trend and approach for the large majority of humanity seeking justice has not changed since the beginning of mankind. The crucifixion of Jesus Christ signifies this trend as those who stand for justice and truth would be challenged and eliminated. It is not only to Jesus Christ, but common to all those who tried to defend truth and could draw many examples from the history. In Christianity, the fundamental belief is that suffering is common to mankind but the suffering ends with the rejoicing and triumph as signified in the life of Jesus Christ as the belief goes on that Christ who suffered immensely, triumphantly risen from the dead after three days.

Wickremesinghe’s empty pocket filled with his horror-scope

H. L. D. Mahindapala

RanilA little noticed specter is haunting the Parliament that rises above the Diyawanna Oya in Kotte. It looks like a dead man walking. It has the shape of Ranil Wickremesinghe. A closer look confirms that it is Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Leader of the Opposition! This unusual spectacle of Wickremesinghe making his appearance, more often than before, is rather amusing than frightening even to his own backbenchers. He is also heard speaking – yes, “kattay pittu” Wickremesinghe is speaking! -- in Parliament. Normally, he gets his mouth-pieces like Lakshman Kiriella, Tissa Attanayake and other assorted yes-men to speak on issues that he should be speaking as the Leader of the Opposition. He thinks it is very clever of him to get his “B” team to tout his “D-ropes” while he chuckles heartily, hiding in his room in parliament, enjoying his naïve minions copping the flak

Rotary sheds light to disaster striken Potuvil

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

In a joint project Rotary Club of Colombo has constructed 46 houses and a Community Centre cum Medical Centre, built at a cost of Rs 50 million, in Sengamam, Potuvil and these houses were handed over to the homeless people in the area. A three district, three country Rotary project- namely 9450 Western Australia, RAWCS, Western Australia, Rotary Vectis Village, District 1110 UK , Rebuild Sri Lanka and the Rotary Club of Colombo are the partner of The Rotary Village in Sengamam that offers around 250 persons homes. The Project also provides roadways, lighting, sewerage and pipe borne water.

Violation of Hindu Human Rights in Bangladesh

By Rabindranath Trivedi

Since Hindus in East Bengal turned Bangladesh participated in all nationalistic movements right from the beginning of our glorious Language Movement in 1948, 1952 and 1966 to the heroic War of Liberation in 1971 along with their co-linguistic brothers and sisters belonging to the major religious group of Bangladesh their hopes and aspirations have naturally become very high. The so-called Bangladeshi nationalism in Bangladesh's politics is a revival of two-nation theory. Here " Bangladeshi " means the Muslim citizens of the land, others like Hindu, Buddhists, Christians and tribal origins are aligning citizens, they would be absorbed in the majority community by conversion or make them compelled to leave Bangladesh.


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