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A Reply to -Opposing for the sake of Opposing. A letter being sent round by Peoples Forum Sri Lanka-Politix this week by Kautilya.
By Charles.S.Perera
It is really not worth replying to People's Forum and Kautilya, but it hurts when falsehood is propagated to make fools of the intelligent ordinary people of Sri Lanka. This Government of UNP- Ranil, Maithripala Sirisena and Chandrika exists on falsehood trying to hoodwink the people continuously running down Mahinda Rajapakse, the  greatest Leader Sri Lanka had after 1948, next to SWRD.  But Mahinda Rajapakse achieved more than what SWRD set to achieve. The letter of the Peoples'Forum  is full of continuous falsehood condemning  Mahinda Rajapakse and his supporters calling them the Junta and other defamatory nicknames... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/02/16)

කතානායකගේ කතාව
නලින් ද සිල්වා 
කතානායක යනු ඉංගිරිසි ආකෘතියේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවක වැදගත් ධුරයකි. ඒ තනතුර දරන්නාගේ මූලික වගකීම පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ හා එහි මන්ත්‍රීවරුන්ගේ ගෞරවය රැකීම ය. එහෙත් කරු ජයසූරිය කතාකරන්නේ ශ්‍රී ල නි පක්‍ෂය දෙකඩ කිරීම ගැන ය. ඔහුට අනුව ශ්‍රී ල නි ප දෙකඩ කිරීමට හවුල්වීම පාපකර්මයකි. ඔහු එයින් කියන්නේ ඔහු ශ්‍රි ල නි පක්‍ෂය රැකීමට ක්‍රියාකරන බව ය. කතානායක පාප කර්මය ගැන කියන කතාවට දීකිිරට බළල්ලුත් සාක්කි කීවාක් මෙන් නියෝජ්‍ය ඇමති මුස්තාෆා ද සාක්‍ෂි ය. පොඩි අඩුපාඩුවකට තිබුණේ මුස්තාෆාගේ පාප අර්ථදැක්වීම් ඉස්ලාම් ආගමට එකඟවීමත් කරු ජයසූරියගේ පාපකර්ම බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතියෙන් නිර්ණය වීමත් ය. සිංහල බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතියෙහි ශ්‍රී ල නි ප කැඩීම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/02/16)

OPEN LETTER FROM SRI LANKANS IN LOS ANGELES TO THE SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT VIA AMBASSADOR PRASAD KARIYAWASAM
TEXT OF PETITION
February 4 is a day when Sri Lankans look back with immense pride on the long road our forefathers took to free our beloved island from foreign domination. This year, that pride is tempered with the reality of the numerous indignities being heaped on our nation by foreign powers and other threats to Sri Lanka's continued existence as a free and sovereign state. Seven years after the defeat of a 30-year long terrorist movement for separatism, we observe with great concern disastrous moves to drag Sri Lanka away from what was a journey towards peace and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/02/16)

Brad Adams & HRW did you not know that Tamils voted for Field Marshall Fonseka in 2010?
Shenali D Waduge
Brad Adams of Human Rights Watch has spoken. He says Mr. Fonseka's appointment is “a breach of trust for victims and families who believed in this government's commitment to deliver justice for war crimes.” The election of 2010 just months after the elimination of the LTTE ground force and the manner that the Tamil voters voted en masse for Sarath Fonseka exercising their democratic right, clearly nullifies foreign notions of Fonseka as ‘military leaders suspected of widespread abuses'. That all polling divisions except 1 (Kayts) in the entire Northern Province voted for Sarath Fonseka shows... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/02/16)

7 years after LTTE defeat: UNHRC/OHCHR still desperately seeking war crimes evidence against Sri Lanka...or
Shenali D Waduge
US President Obama, Hillary Clinton and the Heads of the US Armed Forces actually watched live while US Navy Seals killed enemy Osama bin Laden. The entire world lit crackers in jubilation. Just 1 attack was enough for Al Qaeda & Osama to be branded terrorists. UN Secretary General did not ask US to stop triumphalism. Sri Lanka's terror lasted 30 years, over 300 LTTE attacks. LTTE was banned by 32 nations since 1997 and orders to militarily defeat LTTE came after enduring 30 years of killings and after 5 peace talks (1985/1987/1989/1994/2002/2006) & countless ceasefires... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/02/16)

Sack Vijayakala for her defiling of the National Flag
By A.A.M.Nizam - MATARA
The government with the blind backing of its stooges, the JVP hooligans and the TNA separatists has no concern at all for the national, cultural and religious values of this country which has been deemed and safeguarded as sacred for nearly 3,000 years. The so-called Ministers, the new breed called the State Ministers and the Deputy Ministers including the puppet President and the Kalu Suddha Prime Minister act like sheer babes and speak nonsense whenever and wherever they open their foul mouths. They came to power with the fullest assistance of the CIA/M-16/RAW, the JVP... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/02/16)

FOREIGN SEAGULL EXPEDITIONS THAT DISTRUPTS SRILANKAN DEVELOPMENT
Kanthar Balanathan, Australia
 The sovereignty, democracy, national security, reconciliation process are growing to be under threat as a result of significant number of unnecessary, churlish, rash actions by India, the West and the UN. This is not a contention, but looking on a lateral view: political analysts, learned people will agree that foreign sinusoidal seagull intrusions could retard the reconciliation process in SL. Over the last few years, and mostly after the 8th January 2015, frequent visits by foreign political troops, the purpose of those visits is under the carpet, can cause disturbances in the minds of the Tamils.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/02/16)

United States War Crimes. A Historical Review
By Brian Willson and Lenora Foerstel
he issue of War Crimes emerged after World War I at the Versailles Conference, but it was not until the end of World War II that a more comprehensive definition of what constitutes war crimes was developed. First among new international conventions addressing war crimes was the 1950 Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal. Its fundamental premise was that the conduct of war in violation of international treaties was a crime against peace. Ill treatment of prisoners of war, killing hostages, plunder of public or private property, wanton destruction of cities, towns, or villages was... -Full Story-
(globalresearch.ca - 14/02/16)

WikiLeaks: Americans Sabotage Senaka Bibile’s “Pharmaceutical Policy”
It was alleged and widely believed that the US government played a key role in sabotaging Professor Senaka Bibile’s “Pharmaceutical policy”. Leaked US Diplomatic Cables show that US did play a key role in sabotaging the drug policy which the Sri Lanka State Pharmaceutical Corporation tried to implement.... -Full Story- (https:/colombotelegraph.com/ - 14/02/16)

ETCA Rally Dr Anuruddha Padeniya
ETCA Rally Dr Anuruddha Padeniya
https://youtu.be/_pWCRxBibWg... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/02/16)

Voice of Engineers on CIPA, ECTA
  https://youtu.be/ZfLJ1IfQtjw... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 14/02/16)

THANK YOU MR. PRIME MINISTER FOR INDIRECTLY  REPRIMANDING A MEDIA REPORTER, FOR USING INDECENT LANGUAGE ON A FEMALE SINGER.
Susantha Wijesinghe
It is with great deference and appreciation, we see, that you took note of indecent remarks made by a  Reporter on the song sung by Miss Kishani Jayasinghe, in her own inimitable style, for which she is talented, and has training on International stage. I see that you have even threatened to cancel licences of such individuals for abusing FEMALES so indecently. In this instance, he took the opportunity to use the words**Wild Bitch...Val Balliyek** in the sinhala presentation. This reporter came on Lanka Web You Tube, evidently to negate this abuse, but was found out about his subtle move.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/02/16)

A Postscript to Independence Sri Lanka is supposed to have got in 1948
Sudath Gunasekara President Mahanuwara Sinhala Bauddha Jesta Purawesiyange Sanvidhanaya 13.2.2016.
I was just nine years and in grade four in school when Sri Lanka got Independence from the British in 1948. We were told by teachers that we got full independence from British rule and thereafter we will have our own government instead of a government by white people. Later in the sixth std we were taught in the civic class that Sri Lanka has got Dominion status, that is self rule within the Common wealth. However other than studying civics and later, Government and Political theory in later... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/02/16)

How  Anagarika Dharmapala expressed support for Indian Muslims against the English
By Rohana R. Wasala
Courtesy The Island Anagarika Dharmapala (1864-1933) is arguably Sri Lanka’s greatest national hero that emerged between 1815 – the year that the kingdom of Sinhale was brought under foreign imperial rule in its entirety for the first and the last time in its more than two thousand years of unbroken existence – and now. He spoke and wrote with a view to promoting a long overdue social reformation of the Sinhalese based on their own ancient Buddhist cultural heritage of which they remained largely ignorant. Though his work seemed apolitical, his great passion for the emancipation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/02/16)

Did Felix Dzerzhinsky Suffer From Posttraumatic Embitterment Disorder?
Dr. Ruwan M Jayatunge
We openly advocate organized terror. . . . Terror, in times of revolution, is an absolute necessity  - Felix Dzerzhinsky  Polish and Russian revolutionary Felix Dzerzhinsky (1877-1926) headed Cheka (the Soviet secret police) from 1917 to 1926. He was known as Iron Felix for his mercilessness and apathy. Ironically by nature he was a compassionate person. In his young days Felix Dzerzhinsky was pious and caring for others. Dzerzhinsky’s Catholic mother Helen Januszewski, was very religious and young Felix wanted to become a Jesuit priest. But his destiny took him to a different direction transforming him to one of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/02/16)

MARINA ,YACHT OWNERS AND CHUUN PAN
 Dr Sarath Obeysekera
Much hype about Sri Lanka to be a hub for marina users and convert Galle and Mirrissa  into a Marinas for yacht owners to patronize Sri Lanka and yet one should seriously analyse the infrastructure including basic facilities to be available for the tourists to enjoy when they are in Sri Lanka When I speak to SLPA and Customs ,they tell me that the  yacht owners are like back pack tourists who either do not have money to spend Sri Lanka and sometimes buy the breakfast and dinner from Chuun Pan -Three wheelers to save money... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/02/16)

Some investigations which should be done by the people of Sri Lanka to ensure good Governance
By Concerned citizen
How about investigating the following for a start: 1.0 Daham Sirisena's huge stash of Foreign Currency.  See: http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=116619 http://www.asiantribune.com/node/86130 2.0 Implement the recommendations of the Batalanda Commission report. According to this report RW's civic rights should have been removed.  3.0 How about also investigating Central Bank Governor who did a day light robbery of the Central Bank last year as soon as RW came into power. Arjun Mahendran pulled off the infamous bond scam involving Rs. 5000 million about which much has been writtenAfter the Presidential Election My3 appointed RW as the Prime Minister even when there was an... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/02/16)

RECEIPE FOR A TOURIST BOOM
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernand
Priantha Fernando is a Senior Tourism and Management Consultant. He was a former Director of Marketing of the Ceylon Tourist Board. Fernando accounts for over 43 years of experience in the Tourist Industry, Public and Private Sectors. His expertise extends beyond tourism covering other fields such as, Employment Services, Hotel Management, Exports and Export Production, Construction and Project Management. Priantha Fernando is professionally qualified in Hotel Management as well. He is also the holder of a Master’s Degree from the University of Surrey, UK, in Tourism Marketing. Dr. Tilak S Fernando recently had a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/02/16)

යළි ඉපදෙන '56 
ධර්මන් වික‍්‍රමරත්න
වසරක් පුරා හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂට ඔවුහු නින්දා අපහාස කලහ. හොරෙක්, වංචාකාරයෙක්, මීනීමරුවෙකුයැයි ඇඟවෙන පරිදි චෝදනාද කළහ. අවසානයේ කිසිවක් ඔප්පුකර ගැනිමට නොහැකිවූ තැන දරුවන්ට චෝදනා හදමින් රිමාන්ඩ් ගත කර නිහඬ කිරීමට උත්සාහ කළහ. ලක්ෂයකට ආසන්න ජීවිත සංඛ්‍යාවක් බිලිගත් දෙමළ බෙදුම්වාදී ත්‍රස්තවාදී යුද්ධය නිමාකල රටක කඳුළු පිස දැමූ මිනිසාගේ දෑසේ කඳුළු දුටුවෙමු. එහෙත් ඒ කිසිවෙකින් මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ නිහඬ කිරීමට නොහැකි විය. සුවහසක් අතරමංවූ මව්බිමේ ප්‍රගතිශීලි සහ දේශප්‍රේමි ජනයාට නායකත්වය දෙමින් මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ සිය දේශපාලන සහ මහජන සම්බන්ධතා කාර්යාලය 2015 පෙබරවාරි 12වැනි සිකුරාදා උදෑසන 9.30ට පාර්ලිමේන්තුව ඉදිරිපිට ජයන්තිපුරදී සුභ මොහොතින් විවෘත කරනු ලබයි. සෑම දෙයකම ආරම්භය අසිරුය. නමුත් ඒ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/02/16)

නව යුගයක උදාව
Chandrasena Pandithage
අද දිනය විශේෂිත දිනයකි බත්තරමුල්ල නෙළුම් මාවතේ, අතිගරු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ සම්බන්ධීකරණ කාර්යාලයක් විවෘත කිරීම සිදුකරන ලද්දේ අද උදෑසන වීම මේ විශේෂත්වයට  හේතුවයි. දැන් න්යෂ්ඨිය බිහිව ඇත. ඒ න්යෂ්ඨිය කේන්ද්රය කර ගනිමින් වහ වහා ජාතික විමුක්ති අරගලයේ මීලග පියවර සදහා ඒ වටා පෙල ගැසීමට මෙරට ජනතාව සූදානම් විය යුතුය. මෙරට ජනතාව මේ සූදානම් වන‌්නේ, නිදහසින් පසු මේ රටතුල ස්ථාපිතවූ දේශද්රෝහී රජය පලවා හැරීමේ මහා පින් කමට සහභාගී වීමටය. මේ රජය පලවා හැරීමට නම් මේ රජය පවත්වා ගෙනයෑමට ඉවහල් වෙන දේ සැපයීම, අප විසින් නවතාලිය යුතුය. අප මේ රජය පවත්වාගෙය යෑමට උදව් කරමින්, උපකාර කරමින්, මුදල් සපයමින්,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/02/16)

Psychoanalysis and Jātaka Stories
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge 
Psychoanalysis was introduced by Sigmund Freud in which free association, dream interpretation, and analysis of resistance and transference are used to explore repressed or unconscious impulses, anxieties, and internal conflicts. To Freud, psychoanalysis was clearly a social theory as well as a psychological theory (Stea, ‎2012). Some experts view that the Freudian Psychoanalysis as a subject which is incomplete. According to Wax (1983) the scientific status of psychoanalysis has been the subject of continual debate. Influential philosophers of science have challenged the form of its theories and the nature of the evidence offered on their behalf. Some have concluded... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/02/16)

One Million Signatures Campaign Commenced to Save Ranaviruvo.
Organization for Protection of Rana-viruvo and Global Sri Lankan Forum – GSLF, launched a massive Island wide campaign to protect soldiers who fought to protect and free the country from Tamil terrorism. One million signatures campaign launched today from Bodhiraja Viharaya at Pettah in Colombo. The first signatory to the one million signatures petition was former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who lead the nation and armed forces to defeat the 30 years of Tamil terrorism in Sri Lanka; the first country to eradicate terrorism. The organizers are planning to cover the campaign in 15 distracts through out the country... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 13/02/16)

Buddhism - Sri Lanka's greatest gift to Germany
by Satharathilaka Banda Atugoda Former Sri Lanka Ambassador to Germany
It is reported that President Maithripala Sirisena will be making an Official/State Visit to Germany from February 13th, which is considered as a high watermark of the relations between our two countries. Visits by Heads of State/Governments as State Visits, are viewed as a crescendo of bi-lateral diplomacy between two friendly Nations. The British Scholar-Diplomat Sir. Ernest Satow’s ‘Guide to Diplomatic Practice’, mentions of the visits of Heads of State to other Sovereign States, from historical times, and the facilities, and ceremonials accorded during such visits. Depending, on the diplomatic... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/02/16)

Einstein’s Gravitational waves discovered!
Bodhi Dhanapala Quebec, Canada. [The author is a popular science writer and a science teacher in a Technical College in Quebec.] ( Courtesy Island)
February 12, 2016, 6:51 pm Most of us have no idea of Einstein’s theory of relativity. Sri Lankans have heard the claim of Nalin de Silva, an ex-Dean of Science at Kelaniya, that Einstein’s theory is just an unmitigated lie ("Patta-Pal-Boruvak") — a "just so story" dependent on the Judeo-Christian cultural mindset.  Truth be told, science had to battle that very Judeo-Christian hegemony at every step, with celebrated scientists burnt at the stake or put under house... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/02/16)

Einstein's  "Patta-Pal-Boru" Theory of Gravity is proven right by two colliding black holes!
by Bodhi Dhanapala, Quebec  Canada.
Most of us have no idea of Einstein's theory of relativity. Sri Lankans have heard the claim of Nalin de Silva, an ex-Dean of Science at Kelaniya  that Einstein's theory is just an unmitigated lie ("Patta-Pal-Boruvak") --  a "just so story" dependent on the  Judeo-Christian cultural mindset.  Truth be told, science had to battle that very Judeo-Christian hegemony at every step, with celebrated scientists burnt at the stake or put under house arrest. Scientists in Washington announced the observation of waves of the gravitational field, the analogue of electromagnetic waves (radio waves) that are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/02/16)

ඊතලයෙන් බුදුදහම විකෘත කිරීම
 නලින් ද සිල්වා
 ඩී එස් සී උපාධිධාරී සේවාර්ජිත (සම්මානිත) මහාචාර්ය අශෝක අමරතුංග මහතා පසුගිය පෙබරවාරි 03 වැනි දා ලිපියෙන් ද දැනුම සංස්කෘතියට සාපේක්‍ෂය යන අදහස ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇත. කවදත් කොතැනත් ඇත්තේ එකම විද්‍යාව යැයි කී අමරතුංග මහතා දැන් අඩුම තරමෙන් 2016 දී විද්‍යා දෙකක් ඇති බව පිළිගනියි. ඒ මහතාගේ පෙබරවාරි 03 වැනි දා ලිපියෙහි මෙසේ සඳහන් වෙයි. දීර්ඝ උපුටාදැක්වීම්වලින් තොරව අමරතුංග මහතා කියන දෙය පාඨකයාට ඒත්තු නො යයි. “ ජීවිතයේ අරුත පිළිබඳව අප මතවාදයක්‌ ඉදිරිපත් කොට ඇත. එය බුදු දහමට පටහැනි නො වන, බටහිර දර්ශනයට සම්පූර්ණයෙන් විරුද්ධ, මා ඉදිරිපත් කළ මතවාදයකි. බටහිර දර්ශනය පදනම් වී ඇත්තේ යුදෙව් ක්රිපස්‌තියානි දර්ශනය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/02/16)

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) bats for traditional land rights in Cambodia
By NJ Thakuria
Guwahati: With an aim to protect the lands against excessive resource extractions in Cambodia, an influential rights body urged the authority to maintain indigenous land rights for the natives. The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), while releasing a report recently at Phnom Penh, fervently called  the Cambodian royal government  to accelerate the collective land registration process. The report titled ‘Access to Collective Land Titles for Indigenous Communities in Cambodia’, which is available at CCHR website (www.cchrcambodia.org) both in English and Khmer, has been the outcome of research conducted by the rights body’s land reform project... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/02/16)

Is Sri Lanka heading towards a Kangaroo Court?
Shenali D Waduge
 A weekend newspaper brought the news of an 11 member Consultation Task Force to enforce provisions of the US-backed resolution which Sri Lanka co-sponsored in 2015. UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparations and Guarantees of Non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff is to arrive in Colombo next week. The names selected for the 11 member committee & subsequent committees raises conflict of interest and questions exactly which victim’s grievances will be addressed. The names and their links raises doubt of impartiality and urges the government to relook at the names being nominated. No one... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/02/16)

Zeid dictates harsh terms to Sri Lanka
By A.A.M.Nizam - MATARA
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein who ended a four day visit to Sri Lanka yesterday and extensively listened to the views and opinions of the Tamil community and failed to hold discussions with the Sinhala community organizations or joint opposition members said that it was the sovereign right of Sri Lanka to decide on the judicial process to investigate into alleged war crimes or on the involvement of foreign judges. He cautioned that at the end of the day whatever Sri Lanka did, it should make sure that justice were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/02/16)

We proved Einstein right!’ 100 years on, gravitational waves confirmed in breakthrough research
Courtesy RT
Scientists at Washington’s National Science Foundation and Moscow State University have confirmed the discovery of Albert Einstein’s gravitational waves. The breakthrough, possibly the biggest in physics in a century, could be the key to new understanding of the universe. Recent rumors of the success in detecting gravitational waves, or as some scientists put it "very weak spacetime wiggles which propagate at the speed of light" were officially confirmed Thursday. "Ladies and gentlemen! We have detected gravitational waves, we did it!," LIGO laboratory executive director David Reitze announced in Washington. "These gravitational waves were produced by two colliding... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/02/16)

Govt-UNHRC deal compared with Kandyan Convention
Courtesy The Island
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday described the pledge given by the government to implement  UNHRC resolution as a great betrayal comparable to the Kandyan Convention of 1815 Following is the full text of President Rajapaksa’s statement: The President and Prime Minister have given the UN Human Rights Commissioner an assurance that last year’s UN Human Rights Council resolution against Sri Lanka will be implemented. This UNHRC resolution was accepted and co-sponsored by the Sri Lankan government and passed by the UNHRC without a vote. The UNP led government accepted the Geneva resolution with the same carelessness... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/02/16)

HAMBANTOTA –INACTIVE AND STAND STILL
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
Every day I read news  headlines of all the National news papers about  making incidents in FCID located in BMICH and legal news about Kaduwela  Courts and Traffic congestions in Welikada due to movements of some politicians and their poor little rich kids who have been bullied by the political hopper eating and black coffee drinking so called one time political allies . I hardly read any business news other than diminishing fitch rating of banks from AA to BB ika etc of finance companies  . We should like to read about realization /materialization of BOI... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/02/16)

Fonseka’s nomination draws flak from Human Rights Watch
T. RAMAKRISHNAN  Courtesy The Hindu
Says "the government may protect senior military leaders suspected of widespread abuses." The nomination by the ruling United National Party (UNP) of former Commander of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and founder of the Democratic Party Sarath Fonseka to Paliament has been criticised by the Human Rights Watch, a global human rights group based in the United States. In a statement, “[Mr] Fonseka’s appointment signals that the government may protect senior military leaders suspected of widespread abuses,” said Brad Adams, Asia director of the group, “The [Sri Lanka] government should meaningfully demonstrate to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/02/16)

Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to Beijing's embrace
 Courtesy The Economic Times
Just over a year after a new leader was elected and Sri Lanka's business ties with Chinacame under close scrutiny, Colombo is reversing course by resuming a stalled port project and naming Beijing as the front runner for a new special economic zone. India is nervous about losing influence over the island nation off its southern tip, while China's push into the Indian Ocean, and the possibility of dual purpose civilian-military facilities in Sri Lanka, are raising alarm further afield. The ouster of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who steered Sri Lanka towards China until 2015, was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/02/16)

අප්‍රිකානු මිතුරන්
 වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
පුත්තලම් දිස්ත්‍රික් මානසික සෞඛ්‍ය  වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරී ලෙස ලෙස සේවය කරන ලද කාලයේ පුත්තලම් දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ ජීවත් වන අප්‍රිකානු සම්භවයක් ඇති ජනතාවට මානසික සෞඛ්‍ය ප්‍රවර්ධන වැඩසටහන් ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන ලෙස පුත්තලම් දිස්ත්‍රික්  සෞඛ්‍ය සේවා අධ්‍යක්‍ෂක වෛද්‍ය ආර් එම් එස් කේ රත්නායක මහතා මගෙන් ඉල්ලීමක් කලේය​. එම නිසා මම මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් කටයුතු කලෙමි. පුත්තලම් දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ ජීවත් වන අප්‍රිකානු සම්භවයක් ඇති ජනතාව ජීවත් වෙති. මොවුන් අතීතයේ පෘතුගීසි සොල්දාදුවන් සමග පැමිණි වහලුන් වෙති. මෙම වැඩසටහනේ ශාක්‍යතාව පිරික්සීමට  වෛද්‍ය ආර් එම් එස් කේ රත්නායක මහතාත්  මමත් අප්‍රිකානු සම්භවයක් ඇති ජනතාව සොයා ගියෙමු. අප බොහෝ ගම්මන වලට ගොස් අප්‍රිකානු සම්භවයක් ඇති ජනතාව සිටින්නේ කොහේද... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/02/16)

Government moots canal transport in Colombo –News Item
DR Sarath Obeysekera
As the ex-chairman Sri Lanka Land  Reclamation Corporation which owns and maintains canal system in Colombo and also as the Ex CEO of Colombo Dockyard and now a MD of a boat building company I can suggest following . Canal system gets dried up during drought period and over flow during rainy  season  . The jetties to be built to act as stations for passengers to get in and out should be built which should be held by pivoted arms so that when the water level goes  up and down the jetty goes up and down... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/02/16)

British crimes against Tamil indentured laborers (coolies)
Shenali D Waduge
Winston Churchill said “I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion” and that they were ‘breeding like rabbits’ so what did the British do, they transported them all over the world to be used as labor and to fester clashes under their famous divide and rule policy. No sooner slavery ended, indentured labor began, to end only in 1920. Some 3.5million people from India were transported to the 178 countries that the British Empire ruled over barring just 22 countries. These Indians were plucked from their homes and exported to all... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/02/16)

සිංහල බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතිය සුරකිමු. මහින්ද අගමැති කරමු. සම්මන්ත්‍රණය
 සිංහල බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතිය සුරකිමු-01   Nalin de Silva - 2016 02 08 -
සිංහල බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතිය සුරකිමු මැ‍ය‍ෙන් චින්තන පර්ෂදය විසින් පවත්වනු ලැබු සම්මන්ත්‍රණය-2016 02 08 -පළමු ‍‍‍‍‍ක‍ොටස https://youtu.be/CtoSjyoPmfc  සිංහල බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතිය සුරකිමු-02 Nalin de Silva - 2016 02 08 -
සිංහල බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතිය සුරකිමු මැ‍ය‍ෙන් චින්තන පර්ෂදය විසින් පවත්වනු ලැබු සම්මන්ත්‍රණය-2016 02 08-‍ ද‍ෙවන කොටස https://youtu.be/tpsnMLEPfDE... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/02/16)

UN Human Rights Chief confirms global participation in Sri Lanka war crime probe
By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune Political Note
Washington, D.C. 10 February (Asiantribune.com): Putting a firm lid to the confusion and dissenting views - mostly within the Sri Lanka administration - that the Geneva UN resolution of October 01 never envisaged global participation of legal luminaries to probe Sri Lanka's culpability of war crimes, and that Sri Lanka will never allow outside legal participation in such a probe, UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told the Colombo media that the "resolution suggest international participation in the accountability mechanisms set up to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/02/16)

Celebrating the Inheritance of Loss
By Rohana R. Wasala
“Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.” Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd American president (1933-45) (This is an ordinary citizen’s personal point of view, which is open to critical assessment against contrary opinions.) Now that the Sri Lankan voters, the common people of the country, are awakening to the reality, we may feel fairly optimistic that a trend towards recovery will start soon,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/02/16)

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Terrorism

  • An Indian eyewitness account of the last 70 hours of Terrorist War in Sri Lanka . FINAL HOURS
    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone-Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
    Final assault
    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone
    -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • The war is over - With the death of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabakaran, the militant campaign for a Tamil state in Sri Lanka seems to have come to an end. -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09) LTTE RISE & FALL -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • Where is Prabakaran? -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • Great Power Confrontation in the Indian Ocean: The Geo-Politics of the Sri Lankan Civil War by Mahdi Darius Nazemroay -Full Story- (globalresearch.ca - 25/10/09)
  • TWO EMISSARIES FROM UK AND FRANCE TWIST THEIR PURPOSE OF VISIT TO SRI LANKA. Malin Abeyatunga .-Full Report- (The LankaWeb-02/05/09)

History

  • THE ANCESTRY OF RAVANA A close study of the Ramayana, particularly the last book or Uttara Kanda, reveals that Ravana, the enemy of Lord Rama, was not a Dravidian, as many people have thought, but related to the Sri Lanka, who are considered to be Aryans-that Ravana was a migrant to Sri Lanka from the Vedic family of the Yadus, perhaps deriving originally from the city of Mathura south of Delhi. The first wave of migrants to Sri Lanka from the north was from Gujarat and of the Yadu family, which dominated the southwest of India and from the region of Gujarat had access to the sea on which they travelled far in their trading and colonizing ventures. The Ramayana tells the Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka, had close connections with region of the Yadus, which included Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan up to Mathura south of Delhi.
  • Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
    123,000 BC - Oldest human found in Lanka - Pathirajawela in the deep South.
    12000 BC - MaduruOya findings World's oldest findings of the use of Steel, Copper, and irrigation technology
    7500 BC - Connections between Cambians, Sri Lankans, Ramayanaya & Mahabharataya The first wave of migrants to Sri Lanka from north India, were from the Yadu family from Gujarat. Yadus dominated the southwest of India (which included Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan up to Mathura, just south of Delhi).
    6000 BC - Lankan city on Mahamevuna Uyana - Archeologists uncovered 35 feet under the present Mahamevuna Uyana in Anuradapura,
    3000 BC - Sigiriya is considered the AlakaMandava of the Ravana
    2517 Ramayanaya and Sri Lanka According to Ramayana story, Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka, belongs to a family of migrants from North India who had close connections with region of the Yadus,
    2517 BC - Ravana gets killed in Balangoda during March, 2517BC Ravana, while attending to the wounds suffered in combat by Vibishana (his brother) in Balangoda,
    1000 BC - Sri Lanka has the latest technology : Iron technology is evident in SL
    900 BC - Anuradapura, a major town of, at least 10 Hectares (25 Acres). Anuradhapura was at least 10 ha in extent by ca. 900 BC (perhaps much more). By then prehistoric stone tool technology had been completely superseded by that of iron
    700 BC - Anuradapura Town, 50 Hectares (125 Acres) .
    600 BC - Earliest Proof of Brahmi writing in Lanka At 600-500 BC, the very first appearance of writing (in Brahmi letters almost identical to the Asokan script 200 years later) marked the beginning of the Early Historic period. This writing, radiocarbon dated on charcoal and checked by thermoluminescence dating, is inscribed on potsherds signifying the ownership. Among the names, was Anuradha.
    483 BC - Vijaya lands in Sri Lanka. Girihadu Seya is built in Thiriyaya. Buddha's relics are enshrined in Mahiyanganaya Dagaba Sarabu Maharahatan Vahanse picked Budda relics from the burning cortege and arrived in Mahiyanganaya
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  • Historical Development of Sinhala and Scripts click on the links!!
    -Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
    -Unethical conversion violates the UN convention on the right of the child

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