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Abhaya Induruwa’s Internet Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Speech

Imagine a word before the World Wide Web. Imagine a time before you had smart­phones. And imag­ine a life where you had to live at X.25. And this was the time I was dream­ing of a research aca­d­e­m­ic net­work for the Sri Lankan aca­d­e­m­ic com­mu­ni­ty.

Religion and World Politics part 15
Fundamental Buddhism

It seems a very strange thing to label Buddhism as some­thing fun­da­men­tal­ist. As if by being fun­da­men­tal­ist it might also be accused of caus­ing the same kind of car­nage and dif­fi­cul­ty that we asso­ciate with fun­da­men­tal Islam. And yet the very gen­tle reli­gion, the reli­gion of peace, the reli­gion of com­pas­sion, is also a reli­gion which is just as capa­ble as oth­er reli­gions of caus­ing car­nage, of caus­ing atroc­i­ty, and caus­ing great loss of life.