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Buddhism in Russia and the Lankan connection

While Sri Lanka and many other predominantly Buddhist countries celebrate Vesak today (May 3), it is worth recalling this island’s connection with Buddhism in Russia.

Ivan Minayev, a prominent 19th Century Buddhist scholar whose name ranks with the founders of the Russian school of ‘Buddhalogy’ as they called it.
Buddhism in Russia and the Lankan connection
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Letter from America: USCIRF Report on Burma

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recently issued its report on Burma. The U.S. government has designated Burma as a "country of particular concern" (CPC) since 1999, most recently in July 2014. The longstanding Presidential action for this designation keeps the existing arms embargo in place.

Letter from America: USCIRF Report on Burma
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Lalin’s Column : Lt Col Kenneth Abeywickrama 10 April 1935 – 7 April 2015

Kenneth Abeywickrama, was born in Kandy to a well known and philanthropic Baddegama family in the South. He schooled at Royal College in Colombo, was a reserve Lieutenant Colonel in the SL Army Service Corps (Volunteers) from 1962 -1982, retiring after being the 21st Commanding Officer from 1977 to 1982.

Lalin’s Column : Lt Col Kenneth Abeywickrama 10 April 1935 – 7 April 2015
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Microsoft Edge: replacement to Internet Explorer

Microsoft revealed the successor to Internet Explorer this week, which up until 2004 had been almost synonymous with web browser, thanks to the overwhelming reliance on its Windows operating system by computer users around the world. It is going to be called Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft Edge: replacement to Internet Explorer
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Controlling and managing asthma is key to live a normal life

Living a normal life is possible if people with asthma can control and manage the condition well, say experts. This year's World Asthma Day theme is "You can control your asthma." Asthma is a chronic, long-term condition that varies in severity. It can be a serious and even life-threatening problem. Caused by the swelling of airways, asthma can hinder day-to-day life by limiting activity and reducing quality of life. Asthma can be called a condition of management. While there is no cure, proper treatment and routine check-ins with health professionals can provide patients with a higher quality of life.

Professor (Dr) Surya Kant
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