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Social Science and Humanities Education in the Universities in Sri Lanka and its Discontents: Some Reflections – Kumudu Kusum Kumara

Social Science and Humanities Education in the Universities in Sri Lanka and its Discontents: Some Reflections[1],[2]   (This paper originally appeared in the journal Dialogue, issue on Crisis in Education, Focus on a Sri Lankan Experience, published by the Ecumenical Institute for Study and Dialogue, Colombo, New Series Vol. XXXIX 2012)   Introduction Universities in Sri…

Politically motivated cyber-bullying on the part of ‘leftist’ groups

Politically motivated cyber-bullying on the part of so-called leftist groups Prabha Manuratne I see this latest attack by Sumith Chaaminda and his group on you as yet another display of their myopic politics. As someone who has been a repeated target of politically motivated cyber-bullying for many years now, I fully sympathize with the unenviable position you have been pushed into. Such politically inflected bullying does not demand that a truth be revealed but that we prove a lie to be a lie. Bullying and hate speech are characteristic arsenal of those who wish to silence others on cyber platforms.…

The Role of Education in Taking Care of the World : The Value of the Liberal Arts and Humanities

The Role of Education in Taking Care of the World : The Value of the Liberal Arts and Humanities by Kumudu Kusum Kumara History has come to a stage when the moral man, the complete man, is more and more giving way, almost without knowing it, to make room for the …commercial man, the man of limited purpose. This process, aided by the wonderful progress in science, is assuming gigantic proportion and power, causing the upset of man’s moral balance, obscuring his human side under the shadow of soul-less organization. Rabindranath Tagore, Natioanlism 1917, cited in Martha Nussbaum, 2010 …….for…