Wesak Full Moon 🌕 Poya Day

In the Spotlight This Bo sapling represents the Bodhi tree under which the Gautama Buddha attained Enlightenment on a day such as today 18th May 2019. On a Vesak Full Moon Poya Day 2562 years ago. https://www.thaiworldview.com/feast/feast.htm The story of how the Buddhist flag came to be, is well documented …

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Blink – An Overview

In the Spotlight BLINK Turns 30 Sharmini Jayawardena http://archives.dailynews.lk/2012/04/03/fea33.asp Believe it or not, the poetry journal, BLINK, published by the Kelaniya University’s English Department, turns thirty years, soon! That it has been in publication for so long is in itself a factor to celebrate. Its founder and first editor, Sharmini …

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A Review: Wet Paint

In the Spotlight www.sundaytimes.lk/000924/plus2.html Words of love,loss and outrage Wet Paint by Sharmini Jayawardena . Reviewed by Alfreda de Silva*Poetry has been many things to many people. The poet Robert Lynd proclaimed it was “born under a dancing star”. A later wit declared that “a lyric and a limerick were …

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