Lord Skanda-Murugan

Published articles of Patrick Harrigan 1987-95

  1. "The Man Who Does the Dirty Work", (Colombo: The Sunday Times) 5.09.1987
  2. "The Kataragama-Skanda Trilogy" (Colombo: The Sunday Observer), 20.09.1987
  3. "Night of the Jackal" (Colombo: The Sunday Times), 11.10.1987
  4. "Tyranny of the Elect?" (Calcutta & New Delhi: The Statesman), 05.11.1987
  5. "Link Language is Common Sense" (Colombo: The Sun), 14.11.1987
  6. "Is Tradition Ridiculed by Western Values?" (Calcutta & New Delhi: The Statesman) 5.01.1988
  7. "India's Democratic Dilemma" (Pacific News Service) 05.1988
  8. "IPKF Feeds Pilgrims for Peace", (Calcutta & New Delhi: The Statesman), 12.07.1988
  9. "Love, War, and Mystery: A Sri Lanka Diary:" (San Francisco: India Currents), May 1989
  10. "Do Dionysus, Skanda Share a Common Origin?" (Colombo: The Sunday Times), 18.06.1989
  11. "Villagers Go to Town" (Colombo: The Sunday Observer), 15.10.1989
  12. "The" "Rite Way of Cooking: Food for Thought" (Colombo: The Daily News), 06.11.1989
  13. "Tall Tales and Deep Truths" (Colombo: The Sunday Times), 26.11.1989
  14. "How I Jumped Bail in England" (Colombo: Sunday Times) 10.12.1989
  15. "Haro Hara: Here Comes the Pada Yatra" (Colombo: The Sunday Times) 03.06.1990
  16. "Foot-soldiers Caught in His War Games" (Colombo: The Sunday Times) 29.07.1990
  17. "Murugan-Shaitan Showdown" (Colombo: The Sunday Times) 19.08.1990
  18. "Kali Yuga comes to Kataragama" (Colombo: The Island) 28.10.1990
  19. "The Coming of Mystery Imam" (Colombo: The Sunday Times) 18.11.1990
  20. "Ecological Tourism:" The "Way of the Future" (Colombo: The Sunday Times) 09.12.1990
  21. "Pole-Spirits North and South" (Colombo: The Daily News) 22.12.1990
  22. "Soviet-American Research on Kataragama" (Colombo: The Sunday Times) 30.12.1990
  23. "Lanka's Cosmography Down the Ages" (UNESCO and Central Cultural Fund) in "Sri Lanka and the Silk Route of the Sea", ed. by Dr. Senake Bandaranayake, Colombo, 1990
  24. "Bellamy Hails Sri Lanka's Environmental Successes" (Colombo: The Sunday Island) 10.3.91
  25. "Good News in Sri Lanka, says Bellamy" (Colombo: The Sunday Observer) 10.03.1991
  26. "Environmental Breakthrough in Lanka -Bellamy" (Colombo: The Sunday Observer) 24.3.91
  27. "Bellamy IV series Explores Kataragama" (Colombo: The Sunday Island) 31.03.1991
  28. "Saddam Hussein: Cheap Imitation of Der Fuehrer" (Colombo: The Sunday Times) 31.03.1991
  29. "Islamic Kataragama:" The "Timeless Shrine" (Colombo: The Sunday Observer) 07 .04.1991
  30. "The School Where Past and Future Meet" {Colombo: The Island) 20.04.1991
  31. "Haro-Hara: Pada Yatra Amidst War and Gunfire" (Colombo: The Sunday Times) 16.06.1991
  32. "Marvels of Law Enforcement in Kataragama" (Colombo: The Sunday Observer) 22.09.1991
  33. "Theo's Adventures in Alternative Lanka I" (Colombo: The Sunday Island) 22.09.1991
  34. "Theo's Adventures in Alternative Lanka II" (Colombo: The Sunday Island) 06.10.1991
  35. "Mystery Imam coming soon, warns Sufi Sheikh" (Colombo: The Sunday Observer) 13.10.91
  36. "Veddhas Say No to Colonization Plan" (Boston: Cultural Survival Quarterly) spring 1992
  37. "'Pada Yatras' Genuine and Spurious" (Colombo: The Daily News) 16.01.1992
  38. "An Alternative to Consumerism" (Colombo: The Island) 03.02.1992
  39. "The Kataragama Pada Yatra Tradition" (Colombo: The Island) 11.03.1992
  40. "Let Veddahs be Veddahs" (Colombo: The Island) 11.05.1992
  41. "The Road to Kataragama" (Colombo: The Sunday Observer) 24.05.1992
  42. "How Commercial Prawn Farms Sow Seeds of Terror" (Colombo: The Island) 03.06.1992
  43. "Coomaraswamy and the ideal of the Universal Man" (Colombo: The Island) 09.09.1992
  44. "Forest that thrives in Sri Lanka's dry zone" (Colombo: The Sunday Times) 20.09.1992
  45. "Sam Popham's Dambulla Arboretum" (Colombo: The Island) 26.09.1992
  46. "Sri Lanka: Gateway to Other Worlds?" (Colombo: The Sunday Observer) 04.10.1992
  47. "World Cleansing before" 2000, "warns Sheikh" (Colombo: The Sunday Times) 11.10.1992
  48. "Waging War Against Shaitan" (Colombo: The Island) 20.10.1992
  49. "Green Future for Sri Lanka's Veddas" (Colombo: The Sunday Times) 06.12.1992
  50. "Karttika: the Birth of Karttikeya-Skanda" (Colombo: The Sunday Observer) 06.12.1992
  51. "Veddahs Welcome 'New Partnership'" (Colombo: The Sunday Island) 06.12.1992
  52. "Role for Veddahs in Lanka's Future" (Colombo: The Island) 10.12.1992
  53. "Veddahs to inaugurate new partnership" (Colombo: The Daily News) 10.12.1992
  54. "Wanniya-laeto of Sri Lanka" article in "Slate of the Peoples" (Boston: Cultural Survival) 1993
  55. "Parallel Universes -the view from Lanka" (Colombo: The Island) 21.01.1993
  56. "Did the Buddha visit ancient Lanka?" (Colombo: The Sunday Observer) 21.02.1993
  57. "Proud Return of the Forest-Dwellers" in "PanaScope" magazine, London, July 1993
  58. "Veddahs celebrate Wedding Festival of Kataragama" (Colombo: The Observer) 24.08.1993
  59. "Sri Lanka's Indigenous Forest Dwellers: A New Partnership" in "SOBA" journal, Sept. 1993 "A Plan to Protect Bio-diversity and Indigenous Culture" (Colombo: The Island) 16.11.1993
  60. "The Kataragama God in Hindu Lore" (Colombo: The Island) 17.11.1993
  61. "World Premiere of' Routes of Wisdom'" (Colombo: The Sunday Observer) 26.12.1993
  62. "Courtesy: The Wanniya-laeto Way" article in "Courtesy" (Ceylon Tourist Board) January 1994
  63. "Adivasi Lanka's Ecology of Mind: Living Traditions of Environmental Management" in "SOBA" Vol. V. No.1, January 1994
  64. "Peace Begins at Home" article in "In Context" journal, Seattle USA, No.40, January 1995
Chapters completed for the Kataragama Commemorative Volume Project: (as of 1 May 1995)
  1. Kataragama: A Study in Deep Structure
  2. Indigenous People of the Yaksha Gotra and the Story of Kataragama
  3. Veddahs Celebrate Wedding Festival of Kataragama
  4. History is Whose Story: the Story of Kataragama in the History of Sri Lanka
  5. Kataragama's Sacred Geography
  6. Mysteries East and West: Do Dionysus and Skanda Share a Common Origin?
  7. Tall Tales and Deep Truths: Kataragama's Storytelling Tradition
  8. Buddhist Kataragama
  9. Islamic Kataragama
  10. The Kataragama God in Hindu Lore
  11. The Kataragama Pada Yatra Tradition
  12. Karttika: The Birth of Karttikeya-Skanda
  13. Haro Hara: Foot-soldiers Caught in His War Games
  14. Marvels of Law Enforcement in Kataragama