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Bandu de Silva on "Sinhala Buddhism" and "Mahavamasa mentality"

Jan 9, 2011 7:17:57 PM- transcurrents.com

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj
Hello Friends

The article by JL Devananda titled "The Mahavamsa Mentality: Re-visiting Sinhala Buddhism in Sri Lanka" was posted on my blog last mont. As expected the controversial viewpoint expressed continues to elicit diverse and very often passionate responses.

I was pleasantly surprised to receive an article written in response to Devananda’s article from Former Sri Lankan Foreign service officer Bandu de Silva a few days ago. The former diplomat whose writings appear frequently in Colombo newspapers has an illuminating essay. [Click to read in full ~ on dbdjeyaraj.com]