Erudition acquired through scholarship and practical self-introspection ennobled the entire monastic life span of the Most Ven. Nauyane Ariyadhamma Anunayake Maha Thera, whose demise has saddened Buddhists across the country.
After more than five years of apparently politically- influenced delays and other mysterious happenings at the investigation and prosecution levels, this headline hitting case was finally taken up on October 12 last year by a bench comprising Shiran Gunaratne (President), Pathmini N. Ranawaka and M.C.B.S. Morais.
After Maldives, Sri Lanka has become the second country in the South-East Asia region to be certified as malaria-free. India must take cue from neighbouring countries and get its act together not on only malaria, but a host of vector borne diseases.
In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change
In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,