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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Updated Program Schedule - Prof. Narendra Nayak's visit to Sri Lanka

If you plan to attend regional branch locations of Sri Lanka Rationalist Association for Dr. Nayak's lectures, please contact following regional organizers to get further details.

Anuradhapura -  Terence Gamini - 071-8227391
Galle - Gamini Wilson - 091-2243352
Kandy - Dr. Sena Silva 081-223-6998
Kurunegala - Gunapala Pathiraja - 037-571-0774

Please see website for event details.
Questions: Please contact Tharaka Warapitiya: 0727449599

Events schedule:
Date: 25th January
Location: Prajashala, No. 2, in front of the market
Time: 3pm
Date:  26th January
Location: University of Peradeniya
Time: 5pm
Please call Tharaka for exact hall location
Date: 27th January
Location: Wandurassa Prajashalawa Ma-eliya
20km away from Kurunegala
Time: Contact Tharaka
Date: 28th, January
Location: Town Hall Galle
Time: 2.30pm
Tamil language discussion:
There will be a group discussion for Tamil language speakers on Sunday.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Professor Narendra Nayak to visit Sri Lanka


posted 7 minutes ago by Secular Sri Lanka Library
National President of Indian Federation of Rationalist Associations, Prof. Narendra Nayak will be in Colombo, Kandy, 
Anuradhapura and Galle to deliver a series of lectures and presentations to rationalist groups across Sri Lanka as a 
part of a joint public education program sponsored by the Secular Society of Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Rationalist Association. 
Professor Nayak, a biochemistry professor and long time campaigner for Science, Secularism and Reason has been 
campaigning all around India and many countries, made several appearances for BBC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic.

Please see website for event details.  All are welcome! 

Don't miss this rare opportunity.

Videos of Prof. Nayak


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rationalist Day 2011 - Videos

Videos from Rationalist Day 2011 organized by Sri Lanka Rationalist Association (SLRA) held on 7th June 2011 at "Namel - Malini Punchi Theatre". Members from Secular Sri Lanka (SSL) were also present and we were given the opportunity to convey a lecture on Secularism on this event. Following are the video segments from the event.

Rationalist Day 2011 welcome speech by Mr. Dharmapala Senaratne (President – SLRA)

( Youtube link: )
[3 videos in the playlist]

Mr. Hemachandra Wijesooriya of SSL delivering a guest lecture on Secularism at Rationalist Day 2011

( Youtube playlist : )
[3 videos in the playlist]

Discussion on Secularism and other Rationalist arguments at the Rationalist Day 2011. This included exposing the fraud behind the "Badrakali Amman Temple in Galthanna" and the fake doctor "Eliyantha White". Professor Carlo Fonseka also took part in this discussion explaining the issues.

( Youtube playlist : )
[9 videos in the playlist]

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Event: Rationalist Day 2011

Sri Lanka Rationalist Association has organized the "Rationalist Day 2011". You are cordially invited to this event.

Date: 7th June 2011
Venue: Namel - Malini Punchi Theatre, Borella, Sri Lanka.
Time: 3.00pm onwards

Agenda includes discussions, guest lectures by Nalaka Gunawardene and many more...

හේතුවාදී දිනය සැමරුම

අප සංගමය විසින් පසුගිය වසරේදී මුලපුරන ලද හේතුවාදී දිනය සංවිධානය කිරීමේ කර්තව්යයය මෙවරද ඒ අයුරින් පැවැත්වීම සඳහා කටයුතු සංවිධානය කොට ඇත.

හේතුවාදී දිනය මෙලෙස යොදා ගැනීමට ඒකමතිකව යෝජනා වූයේ, පසුගිය සියවසේ දී එංගලන්තයේ බිහිවූ විශිෂ්ඨ සාහිත්යකධරයෙකු, ගණිතඥයෙකු, දාර්ශනිකයෙකු, සමාජ ක්රිියාධරයෙකු, ඉතිහාසඥයෙකු, යුධ විරෝධියෙකු , විවේචනාත්මක නිදහස් චින්තකයෙකු, නොබෙල් ත්යා්ගලාභියෙකු වූ බර්ට්රින්ඩ් ආතර් රසල්ගේ ජන්ම දිනයයි.

අපගේ හේතුවාදී දර්ශනය හා ක්රිායාකාරිත්වය සමඟ සමීප බුද්ධිමය සාම්ය ත්වයක් බර්ට්රේන්ඩ් රසල් කෙරෙන් ප්ර්කාශ වූ නිසා මේ තෝරා ගැනීම සුදුසුම හා අවිවාදාත්මක වෙයි.

ඒ අනුව මේ වසරේ එම දිනය සමරනු ලබන්නේ 2011 ජුනි 07 වෙනි අඟහරුවාදා ප.ව. 3.00 ට බොරැල්ල "නාමෙල් - මාලිනී පුංචි තියටර් " හිදීය.

ආරාධිත දෙසුම පවත්වනු ලබන්නේ ප්රබවීන දේශක නාලක ගුණවර්ධන මහතා විසිනි.

මෙම විශේෂ වැඩසටහනට සහ විවෘත සාකච්ජා අවස්ථාවට සහභාගීවීම සඳහා ආරාධනයයි.

තාරක වරාපිටිය
ලේකම් - හේතුවාදී සංගමය

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Event: Child Psychology and Child Developent

S. L. R. A. Lecture series

S. L. R. A. Special seminar on child psychology and child developent from a rationalist point of view.

Venue - Public Library Auditorium, Colombo 07.
Time - 3. 00 pm, Tuesday 26th April 2011
Resource persons,
  • Dr. Nilupul Prera, Neurologist,
  • Dr. Ajith Amarasinghe, Paediatrician,
  • Dr. Prasanna Gunasena, Neuro-surgeon,
  • Dr. Namal Wijesinghe, Cardiologist
  • Dr. Mahesh Harishchandra, Cnsultant Physician.

You are cordially invited.

Dharmapala Senaratne
President, Sri Lanka Rationalist Association

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

SSL – Social Gathering

Secular Society of Sri Lanka has organized a Social Gathering and we invite all our members to participate in this gathering.

Venue: 36 A, Siripa Road, Thimbirigasyaya, Colombo-5
Date & Time: Sunday, 20th March 2011 at 10.30am
Event Host: Mr. Srilal Perera (Contact No: 0757118836)

Please confirm your participation on SSL event thread ( link - )

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Religious war sparks on the Sri Lankan blogosphere

In the recent days there have been some debates on the Sri Lankan blogosphere between the people who claims to be the followers of Islam and people who claim themselves as Buddhists or non-religious, etc...

See the below blogs…

There is no rational argument building in many of those writings but lot of false interpretations, insults and very specially people seem to get hurt a lot by these activities (check the comments on the posts).

In a way we are glad that this kind of a debate started with in the Sri Lankan blogosphere but we seriously hope this stays only within the blogosphere without anyone getting physically hurt.