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The Davos Farce
By Garvin Karunaratne, Ph D.
At this very moment 2500 or more of the world's most influential people are gathered in Davos, Switzerland   to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world. This Economic Forum  is “committed to improving the state of the world”. It is ironical that the USA, the most important and influential of countries is represented by the outgoing leaders-Secretary of State  John Kerry,  Vice President Joe Bidden who cannot in any way commit to the path that the USA will take on under President Elect Donald Trump. What is the World that Davos is  trying... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/01/17)

Indian geo-politics cannot not be jeopardized: Lankan ex-Army chief Fonseka
 Courtesy Asain News International
Updated: Jan 17, 2017 21:54 IST New Delhi [India], Jan. 17(ANI): Allying all fears regarding Indian security concerns in Sri Lanka and the Indian Ocean, Sri Lankan military leader-turned-politician Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka on Tuesday sent a strong message that Indian security and geopolitics cannot be jeopardized, endorsing India as a regional power and potential super power. "When it comes to the security issues, obviously India is the regional power in this Area. Indian security concerns and sentiments cannot be jeopardised. Sri Lanka has really understood that. So when Sri Lanka deals... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/01/17)

“It was not the monks' party JHU that forced previous GOSL to fight to a finish with LTTE.” -This was a LIE Sirisena camp created in 2014 to defeat Mahinda Rajapakse.
As you know I was with the Sirisena camp in 2014. There were people INVOLVED in spreading these LIES in Sirisena camp. At least now the TRUTH must come out. “It was the monks' party JHU that forced previous GOSL to fight to a finish with LTTE.” This was a LIE Sirisena camp created in 2014 to defeat MR. The MAVIL ARU army operation was planned MONTHS BEFORE anticipating LTTE action. Ratana had NO PART in it. Actually Ratana's actions DISRUPTED our plans. Here is PROOF. 1. How did so many MBRLs appear within STRIKING RANGE of MAVIL ARU... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/01/17)

Buddhist medicine to sick Eelamists
C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D.
“If the Tamils' cry for separatism is given up, the two communities could solve their problems and continue to live in amity and dignity.” - M.C. Sansoni, CJ—(Sessional Paper No. 7 of 1980) “Sinhala people have no other land [place to go].” - Wigenswaran-CM, NP (Oct. 7, 2013) Vessantara-traitor dilemma (This essay, first printed in the Colombo Telegraph (Oct. 13, 2013), is slightly modified to help President Sirisena understand that Buddhist ideals of good governance (a new Sri Lankan political theory of dasaraja dharmism, not the jocular talk of Lichchavism by his PM) cannot work unless politicians... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/01/17)

The Next President
Chandrasena Pandithage
The current president has spent two useless years in presidency; there are another three years left. If we assume that no uncertainty occurs and the president stays on for next three years, still he is incapable of stopping the economic meltdown we are faced with. The current government has already proven to be totally incapable of this. Neoliberals have lost their global clout and this also contribute to the downward spiral. After maintaining a continuous economic growth of around 6.5% during last government, we are seeing that our economy barely hangs on around 3% growth mark in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/01/17)

හම්බන්තොට කැරැල්ල නිර්මාණය කල අනාගත ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ දේශපාලන ප්‍රවාහය
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි
ශුෂ්ක දේශගුණයකට උරුමකම් කියන හම්බන්තොට දිස්ත්‍රික්කය කාගේත් අවදානටට ලක් නොවුන දක්ෂිණ ලංකාවේ දුප්පත් ප්‍රදේශයකි. මේ ප්‍රදේශයේ ජීවත්වෙන මිනිසුන්ගේ නැති බැරිකම නිවට කමක් ලෙස තම ජීවිත වලට බද්ධව  ඇති ආකාරය ලෙනාර්ඩ් වුල්ෆ්ගේ  'බද්දේගම' කෘතියෙන් ලස්සනට පෙන්නුම් කර ඇත. මේ නිවට නියාලු බාවයෙන්, මේ මිනිසුන්ව මුදවාලිය යුතුය, එසේ කිරීමට නම් ඔවුන් ආර්ථික වශයෙන් පන ගැන්විය යුතු බව අවබෝධ කරගත් මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ජනාධිපතිතුමා  කිසිවෙක් අපේක්ෂා නොකළ ආකාරයට, මේ ශුෂ්ක කලාපීය හම්බන්තොට නම්වූ දුප්පත් අක්‍රමවත් නගරය, කිසිවෙකුටත් අදහාගත නොහැකි ආකාරයේ මහා නගරයක් ලෙස පන ගන්වන ලදී. මහා වාරායක්, මහා ගුවන්තොටුපලක් ඇතුළුව, ඉදිකළ මේ නගරය වසර 200ක් පුරා මෙහි උපදින අනාගත... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/01/17)

Sri Lankan Cricket has reached its low ebb and in the process virtually destroyed some of the young talents.  Angelow Mathews was never a visionary leader, he was fortunate to be the skipper with the right contacts, rather than right skills needed by a skipper.  With the departure of Mahela, AM  was appointed to the top role after  2 years of grooming under Mahela. During past few years, we had injury prone skippers in Tests, ODI   and T20.   The three leaders of the longer and shorter formats of the game, viz. Angelow, Dinesh and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/01/17)

LCC Chairman who blew the whistle sacked-Mega coal controversy
by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
Power Secy calls for scrapping of Lanka Coal Company   January 17, 2017, 9:34 pm Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya has removed attorney-at-law Maithri Gunaratne from the post of Chairman Lanka Coal Company (LCC) a week after the UNPer exposed sordid coal deals perpetrated at Sri Lanka’s expense. Former Southern Provincial Council member confirmed his removal and the disbanding of the board of directors.. Secretary to the Power and Renewable Energy Ministry Dr B. H. S. Batagoda over weekend called for the immediate removal of the board of directors of LCC on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/01/17)

Power Secretary demands the resignation of Coal Chairman who opposed crooked deal
Anti Corruption Front - Press Release 
Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy BMS Batagoda has written to the President demanding the resisgnation of ‎Maithri Gunaratne, Chairman of Lanka Coal Company (Pvt) Ltd, who had continiously opposed the attempts to sign an unfavourable deal to import coal to Sri Lanka. A few days after an Auditors General report revealed that Sri Lanka lost Rs 4145.43 million in 2016 due to an agreement, signed after obtaining Cabinet approval through misleading ministers, to import coal to the country, the Ministry of Power has entered into a similar agrement. With... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/01/17)

සැබෑ මිලට වඩා ඩොලර් 10 ක් වැඩි මිලට ගල් අගුරු ගෙන්වීම නැවත අරඹයි.
දුෂණ විරෝධී පෙරමුණ -  පුවත්පත් නිවේදනය
සැබෑ මිලට වඩා ඩොලර් 10 ක් වැඩි මිලට ගල් අගුරු ගෙන්වීම නැවත අරඹයි. ගිය සතියේ රහසේ ණය ලිපි විවෘත කරලා. අත්සන් කරන්න. තැන්තම් ඉවත් කරනවා. ලේකම් ගල් අගුරු සභාපතිට කියයි. කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය නොමග යැවූ නීති විරෝධී ගිවිසුමක් මගින් පසුගිය වසරේ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට රුපියල් මිලියන 4,145.43 ක් අහිමි කළ බවට විගණකාධිපතිවරයා තහවුරු කිරීමෙන් දින කිහිපයකට පසුව, විදුලිබල අමාත්‍යාංශය වැඩිමිලට ගල් අගුරු මිලදී ගැනීම නැවත අරඹා ඇත. නැවත ඇරඹී ඇති ගල් අගුරු වංචාව මගින් මෙවර මිලදී ගන්නා ගල් අගුරු මෙට්‍රික් ටොන් එකකට ඇමරිකානු ඩොලර් 10 ක් හෝ එයට ආසන්න ප්‍රමාණයක් මෙවර වැඩිපුර ගෙවීමට සිදුවේ.  පළමු ගල් අගුරු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/01/17)

Towards a police state?
Editorial The Island
January 16, 2017, 7:51 pm The Rajapaksa government stood accused of militarising society. Intoxicated with power it went so far as to order a military crackdown on a civilian protest against the contamination of groundwater by a factory in Rathupaswala in 2013. It looks as if the yahapalana administration, which came to power promising to demilitarise society, were trying to create a police state. It blatantly abuses the judicial process and the long arm of the law to suppress democratic dissent. Now, it is planning to restrict public protests to some designated areas in the city,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/01/17)

'Coca Cola may set up Lanka plant to target Indian market'
Courtesy moneycontrol.com
Coca-Cola's interest was expressed by the Asia Pacific chiefs of the Company when they met the Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake here over the weekend, it said in a statement. American beverages major Coca-Cola Co may set up a plant in Sri Lanka to feed demands in India, which has the highest demand of the firm's products in South Asia, the Sri Lankan finance ministry today said. Coca-Cola's interest was expressed by the Asia Pacific chiefs of the Company when they met the Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake here over the weekend, it said in a statement. "They pointed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/01/17)

Sri Lanka after Iran’s oil technology
Courtesy Mehr News Agency.
TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (MNA) – Visiting Sri Lankan Minister of Technology and Research Susil Premajayantha visited the Research Institute of Petroleum Industry of Iran in a bid for technological cooperation agreements with Iran. Iran and Sri Lanka started a new round of negotiations over exploring oil in Indian Ocean after the arrival of Sri Lankan Minister of Technology and Research Achchige Don Susil Premajayantha to Tehran, according to the Research Institute of Petroleum Industry of Iran. Mr. Premajayantha is after conveying the science and technology of Iran to Sri Lanka in areas of exploring... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/01/17)

Speaking of multivitamins, let's remember what happened in Sri Lanka in 1803
Vicky Hallett  Courtesy The Sudney Morning Herald
Consuming a pill with nearly 100 times the recommended daily allowance of riboflavin has one definitive benefit: It will turn your urine ultra-yellow. "This is as close as most people come to watching their money go down the toilet," writes James Hamblin in response to the question "Is there any harm in taking a multivitamin? Vitamins: pissing away your money? Photo: iStock The doctor-turned-journalist tackles dozens of such medical queries in If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body. In the book, Hamblin offers up a few quickies,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/01/17)

Govt lacks funds for drought relief programme
BY Kavindya Chris Thomas Courtesy Ceylon Today
The Finance Ministry claims that the country will face a dire food, water and electricity crisis should the islandwide drought continue until the April monsoon rains arrive. State Minister of Finance Lakshaman Yapa Abeygunawardene, speaking to the media yesterday, said the government is expecting USD 1.5 billion to implement a comprehensive programme that will address issues caused by the severe drought, but it has only been able to get a mere USD 500 million for this plan. Abeygunawardena added that 600 water bowsers will have to be imported to meet the demands of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/01/17)

Twelve Prerequisites for sustainable and just reconciliation in Sri Lanka
Dr Sudath Gunasekara
16.Jan 2017. 1. Strong Government at the centre headed by a patriotic Sinhala Buddhist leader elected by all the people of the country and a council of 15 Ministers with a Rajya Mantarana Sabbha of not more than 150 members elected on an electoral basis, with recalling powers vested with the people, run by Govt Departments and Gam Sabhas and Nagara Sabhas, so that we will have a country run by a set of non-political, independent professional public servants under the direction, control and supervision of the central Government, without leaving everything in the hands... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/17)

(Part 2) -The Criminal Junta Threatens the World with Annihilation Flexing its ‘Full- Spectrum Dominance’ Weather Bomb   
By Gandara John
While the world was riveted to the newscasts of bombings and carnage perpetrated by Obama’s USIS terrorists, going almost unreported was the rash of major earthquakes, wobbling our Planet, which followed the New Zealand earthquake. On 13 Nov 2016 a massive earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale hit New Zealand, virtually flattening regions of Christchurch. John Key the New Zealand PM was aghast; ‘The Earthquake, he wailed, was a man-made catastrophe and not a natural disaster’. This was in sharp contrast to what people around the world had imagined. Key’s candour cost him his job.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/17)

What good is GSP plus if the 58 conditions undermines Sri Lanka’s national sovereignty & security?
Shenali D Waduge
What is the better human rights that EU boasts of that is not prevalent in other parts of the world? Does the EU member states not suffer crimes and violations of any kind? Is it honky dory in EU 28 nations that they can dictate trade deals with other nations? Is EU nations not guilty of hate crimes and racism? The crux of the matter is the 58 conditions that EU demands to return GSP plus facility to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s decision makers must realize that we are first a sovereign nation, an island which... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/17)

The 58 preconditions to obtain GSP+
By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island
January 16, 2017, 7:58 pm The government has been ecstatic at being granted GSP+ again by the European Commission. It hasn’t however revealed the conditions it has agreed to in order to get this trade concession. In this context, two documents are of interest to us. The first of these is the ‘Report on assessment of the application for GSP+ by Sri Lanka’ by the European Commission dated 11 January 2016 (Staff Working Document 474) which is available in the public domain and another document which was obviously a part of the application... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/17)

Sri Lanka's Troubling Quest for Justice - January 13,2017
I. de Silva Canada
The Editor, The Diplomat 701 Ebisu MF Bldg. 4-6-1 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013 Japan. Dear Sir: Reference this article by Taylor Dibbert, I am writing to bring to the attention of your readers the many assumptions, inaccuracies and uncalled for "advice" to the Sri Lankan government and mostly to the Sri Lankan people as to what they have to do at the dictates of the so-called international community who for thirty years had no interest in the suffering of Sri Lankans because of Tamil terrorism. These countries, have got used to meddling in the internal matters of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/17)

පළාත් සභා ද ?  මැකි  මදුරු සභා ද?
සෝමපාල සෙනරත්
ඉන්දියාවට උවමනාවට ජේ ආර් 13සංශෝධනය ගෙනාවේ කැමැත්තෙන් නොවේ. ඉන්දියාවට ඕනෑකර තිබුනේ ඊලම සහ නොඊලම ලෙස රජයන් 2ක් හැදීමයි. එහෙත් ජේ ආර් කීවේ එහෙම උතුරු නැගෙනහිර පමණක් කළ නොහැකි බවත් බල විමධ්‍යගත කිරීමක මුවාවෙන් පලාත් නවයටම ආණ් ඩු දිය යුතු බවය. ඔහු වික්‍රමසිංහ තරම්ම  අලජ්ජියෙකු නොවින. බැරි වෙන කොට ගෙදර ගියේ ය. පසු කලෙක මේ අලියා කැලෑවටම යැවීමට බලාපොරොත්තුවක් තිබුනාත් විය හැක. සුදු අලියා සහ මදුරුවෝ  වෙන්කර හඳුනා ගැනීම සුදු අලියා කැලැවේ සිටියානම් අනුන්ට කරදරයක් නැත. සුද්දෝ යුරෝපයේ සිටියානම් ද එසේමය. එහෙත් අල්ලාගෙන ඇවිත් බැඳගත් දින සිට අපි ඌට කන්න බොන්න දිය යුතුය. අවුවේ යන්න බැරි නිසාත් ලස්සන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/17)

යාපනේ දෙමළ ඉතිහාසය අවුරුදු 250යි.. උතුරේ සිංහලයන්ගේ පාරම්පරික ඉඩම් මෙන්න !
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්
දහතුන් වැනි ආණ්‌ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්‌ථා සංශෝධනය යටතේ තිබෙන බලතල ඉක්‌මවා යන ආකාරයට බලය බෙදන්නට එක්‌සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මහලේකම් වරයාට මහින්ද රාජපක්‌ෂ මහතා පොරොන්දුව සිටි බව වත්මන් ජනාධිපතිවරයා පවසයි. එසේම දෙමළ ජනතාවගේ පාරම්පරික ඉඩම් ඔවුන්ට ලබාදීම පිණිස හමුදා කඳවුරු ඉවත් කරන බවද ඔහුගේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු ප්‍රකාශයේ විය. මහින්ද රාජපක්‌ෂ මහතා එදා එලෙස පොරොන්දු වුවද රටේ ජනතාවගේ පැත්තෙන් බලා එය ඉටු නොකළ බව සත්‍යයකි. කොටි සමඟ සිදු වූ අවසාන සටන්වලදී ජාත්‍යන්තරය හමුවේ කියන බොහෝ කතා යථාර්ථයක්‌ බවට පත් කිරීමට මහින්ද රාජපක්‌ෂ මහතාට එතරම් අවශ්‍යතාවයක්‌ තිබී නොමැත. ඊට හේතුව ඔහුට අවශ්‍ය වූයේ යුද්ධය කෙසේ හෝ නිමා කොට කොටි සන්නද්ධ අංශය සහමුලින්ම විනාශ කිරීමයි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/17)

ඊලම හා බුද්‌ධාගම
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B.,Ph.D.
පිරිත්නූල් කඹ 1931 දී ඩොනමෝර් ක්‍රමය යටතේ සර්‍ව ජන චන්ද බලය ලැබුණායින් පසු සිලෝන් (සිංහලේ යන නම ඉංග්‍රීසි කාරයාට ඇහුණ හැටි) කොලනියේ ඉතිහාසය ඇල්ලේ ගුණවංශ හාමුදුරුවන් විසින් වෙන් කර පෙන්වූ, මරණ බියක් ඇතිවූ විට ඔ මයි ගෝඩ් හෝ බුදු අම්මෝ හෝ කියා කෑගසන සිංහලයින් දෙකොටස අතරේ සිදුවූ, සිදුවන ගැටුම නොවේද? මේ ගැටුමේදී කොඩි උස්සාගෙන ගිය බුදු අම්මෝ පිරිසට ඉතිරිවුනේ කොඩිවල පොලු පමණක් යයි උන්වහන්සේ කිව්වේය. දැන් කොසොල් රජතුමාගේ හීන සැබෑවෙන මේ රටේ කොඩි වෙනුවට කඹ තරම් මහත පිරිත්නූල් අතේ බැඳගෙන ඉන්නේ මේ දෙකොටසගෙන් මොන කොටසද කියා පැහැදිලි නැත.  ගෙදර ගොස් පරණ සිරිතට බූරු ඇඳක ඇලවී විශ්‍රාම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/17)

මහින්ද-මෛත‍්‍රී සාකච්චා පෝස්ටරය ඉදිරි පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණයෙන් සිය නියත පරාජය දන්නා පිරිසකගේ බාලාංශ වැඩක්
ලංකාවේ වෙනදේ
පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණය දිනවීම සහ ආණ්ඩුව වෙනස් කිරීම වෙනුවෙන් මහින්ද සහ මෛත‍්‍රී සාකච්චා අරඹයි. පලමු ප‍්‍රතිඵලය ඇමති සංශෝධනයක්. දෙවන ප‍්‍රතිඵලය අගමැතිකම ශ‍්‍රීලනිපයට’ යනුවෙන් සදහන් පෝස්ටරයක් රට පුරා බොහෝ ප‍්‍රදේශවල අලවා තිබේ. ඇත්ත සංවිධානය නම් සංවිධානයක් විසින් අලවා ඇති මෙම පෝස්ටරයේ සදහන් කාරනා පිලිබදව ඒකාබද්ද විපක්‍ෂ මන්ත‍්‍රීවරයෙකුගෙන් අප කල විමසීමකදී ඔහු කියා සිටියේ එවන් කිසිදු සාකච්චාවක් සිදුව නැති බවත් ඉදිරි පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණයෙන් සිය නියත පරාජය දන්නා පිරිසකගේ බාලාංශ වැඩක් විය හැකි බවත්ය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/17)

Sarath Wijesinghe former Chairman Consumer Affairs Authority, former Ambassador to UAE and Israel Consumer Affairs Authority
CAA act 9 of 2003 is the main regulator body in Sri Lanka, for the consumer which includes the professional and the service sector among the other statutory bodies such as *Trade Marks Ordinance, *Prisons and dangerous drugs ordinance, *Control of prices Ordinance, * Weights and measures Ordinance, * food and drugs Act,* Control of prices Act,* food control Act,* Food control ( possession Act,* Licencing of traders Act,* Bureau of Ceylon standards Act,* National price commission law,* Consumer protection act,* Code of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/17)

PM criticizes Ports Authority lawyers: JO
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has criticised the lawyers appearing for the Ports Authority in the case filed in the High Court against the Hambantota lease agreement, MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage said today. He told a media briefing organised by the joint opposition that Prime Minister had done so at a discussion held at Temple Trees on Sunday. The MP said that the Attorney General, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama and Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga had attended the discussion. “The Prime Minister has criticized Minister Ranatunga... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/17)

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa refused to pawn Sri Lanka to regain GSP+: GL
 Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa had an opportunity of regaining the GSP+ facility during his tenure if he had agreed to the conditions laid down by the European Union (EU) at the risk of compromising the country’s sovereignty, SLPP Chairman G.L.Peiris claimed today. He told a news briefing that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was only speaking a lot about GSP+ but not about the conditions laid down by the EU to grant this preferential tariff system again to Sri Lanka. “Government has to agree to 58 conditions which are disadvantages to the country and its... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/17)

Pseudo - secular countries want Sri Lanka to be secular
Senaka Weeraratna
Secularism has become the Buzz word for all those who wish to marginalize Buddhism from public life, both overtly and covertly. When we refer to secularism we must be in a position to distinguish it from Pseudo secularism. What is practiced in a large majority of countries in the name of secularism is a pseudo variety of secularism. We now see particularly in the Western countries in the light of the influx of a large number of refugees from Middle Eastern countries,  deep seated nationalism and patriotic fervor rising to the surface and challenging the ‘secular image’... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/17)

Some Health Dangers of Cooking Food at High Temperatures
Dr Hector Perera      London
Most people are unaware of the adverse effects of high temperature cooking. We cannot blame our good old “kussi amma” because they were totally unaware of those matters but now the present generation with more modern cooking facilities must be aware of the good and bad side of high temperature cooking. Clay pots are bad conductors of that means it takes time to heat anything in them. I think the slow heating of the food inside a clay pot is really good because the food itself are bad conductors of heat. Once the food get... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/17)

ශ‍්‍රී ලංගමය ශක්තිමත් කර විධිමත් මගී ප‍්‍රවාහන සේවයක් ජනතාවට
සමස්ත ලංකා ප‍්‍රවාහන සේවක සංගමය
ගරු ජනාධිපති, මෛත‍්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මැතිතුමා, ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය, කොළඹ 01. ගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමනි, ශ‍්‍රී ලංගමය ශක්තිමත් කර විධිමත් මගී ප‍්‍රවාහන සේවයක් ජනතාවට ලබාදීමට සියලූම පෞද්ගලික බස්රථ කිසිදු වන්දියක් ලබානොදී රජයට පවරාගන්නා ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටීම. මගී ජනතාවට විධිමත් ප‍්‍රවාහන සේවයක් සපයන, පාසල්  ළමුන් සඳහා 90% ක මාසික ප‍්‍රවේශපත‍්‍ර සඳහා සහනයක් ලබාදී අගනා සේවයක් ඉටුකරන,  වැඩකරන ජනතාවට 35% ක සහනසේවාවක් ලබාදෙන, අභිමානවත් ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ගමනාගමන මණ්ඩලය වසා දමන ලෙසටත්, එ්කාබද්ධ කාලසටහන් ක‍්‍රියාත්මක කරන ලෙසටත්, ශ‍්‍රී ලංගමයට නව බස්රථ ආනයනය නොකරන ලෙසටත්, පෞද්ගලික බස් සංගම් ජනමාධ්‍ය මගින් ආණ්ඩුවෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටීමේ ප‍්‍රකාශය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/17)

ෆෝර්සෙප්ස් ඩිලිවරි
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
දරු උපත් වලදී ෆෝර්සෙප්ස් හෙවත් ඩැහි අඬු සමහරක් විට භාවිතා කරති. මෙලෙස ඩැහි අඬු භාවිතා කරන්නේ දරුවාගේ හිස උපත් මාර්ගයේ සිරවී ඇති අවස්ථා වලදීය. සමහර විට දරුවාගේ තට්ටම් ද උපත් මාර්ගයේ සිරවී ඇති අවස්ථා තිබේ. එවැනි අවස්ථා වලදී ද ඩැහි අඬු භාවිතා කරති. ෆෝර්සෙප්ස් හෙවත් ඩැහි අඬු භාවිතය සියවස්  තුන හතරක් ඈත අතීතයට යයි. මධ්‍යකාලීන යුරෝපයේ ඩැහි අඬු භාවිතා කොට ප්‍රසව වේදනා අඩු කොට දරු උපතකට උදව් කල වින්නඹුවක්  පල්ලිය විසින් පණ පිටින් පුලුස්සා මරා දමන ලදි. ඊට හේතුව වූයේ දෙවියන් විසින් ගැහැණියට ආරෝපණය කර තිබූ ප්‍රසව වේදනාව කෘතිම ලෙස ඩැහි අඬු භාවිතයෙන් වින්නඹුව අඩු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/17)

Ven. Ratana: Govt. has reneged on its promises Hambantoa deal has irked India
By Harischandra Gunaratna Courtesy The Island
National list MP and Head of Pivithuru Hetak Organisation Ven. Athulraliye Ratana Thera yesterday admitted that the government had not fulfilled its pre-election promises and what the masses should do was not to topple the government, but to make it fulfil its pledges. "Today, I am an independent MP striving to bring about a radical change in the country politically, economically and socially, which should have taken place many years ago," the monk said. Addressing journalists at the Sri Lanka Foundation, the former Jathika Hela Urumaya stalwart said: "I have formed a potent force,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/17)

Another land grab in Hambantota – in Village in the Jungle
by Dr. Prasanna Coorey Courtesy The Island
January 15, 2017, 9:28 pm Close on the heels a move to hand over 15,000 acre land to the Chinese in Medilla in the Ambalantota Divisional Secretary Division in Hambantota District, come the news of a land grab comes from another corner of the same district––in the Suriyawewa Divisional Secretary Division. This time around, it is in a village in the jungle called Nabadegaswewa. The Nabadegaswewa catchment reserve is a stretch of lush vegetation inhabited by a copious array of wildlife. This stretch of land has an exciting history to boost its vital... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/17)

Joint Opposition flays govt. for offering croton and jak leaves to hungry people
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
Top Joint Opposition Spokesman Prof. G. L. Peiris yesterday said that recent government declaration Sri Lankans should get accustomed to living on croton, jak leaves (kos kola) as well as yam was in accordance with the foolish agricultural policy of the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe administration. Those who had been boasting of the yahapalana rule should be ashamed of the government they elected in Jan. 2015, former External Affairs Minister Prof. Peiris told The Island yesterday. Pointing out that croton and jack leaves had been offered on the third anniversary of Maithripala Sirisena’s victory at the last... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/01/17)

Curry leaves, crowbars and Maithri
Editorial The Island
January 15, 2017, 9:23 pm The SLFP (Maithri faction), which is toying with the idea of fielding President Maithripala Sirisena at the next presidential election, has been testing the water for the last few days. Some of its prominent members have, at media briefings, said the party wants him to contest again. Interestingly, not even former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, who, together with others, helped Sirisena secure the presidency, seems enamoured of the idea. She has recalled, at a recent media conference, President Sirisena’s solemn pledge at his induction ceremony that he would not seek a second... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/01/17)

මුං කන්නෙ කාගෙන නෙමෙයි… **ගෙන.. මහ එකාට මුට්ටි අල්ලන්න බෑ.. ඉල්ලා අස්වූ ප‍්‍රියංකර අමු සිංහලෙන් ආණ්ඩුවට අමතයි..
ලංකා සී නිවුස්
මෑතකදී සිය ධුරයෙන් ඉල්ලා අස්වුනු හිටපු රාජ්‍ය ඇමති ප‍්‍රියංකර ජයරත්න මහතා ආනමඩුව ප‍්‍රදේශයේදී පැවති ජනහමුවකදී අදහස් පල කලේය. වීඩියෝව මෙතනින් https://youtu.be/mHHY4Rlsg-M... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/01/17)

India: Qazis Have No Power To Declare Marriages Invalid: Madras High Court
By Siva Sekaran, Jan 12, 2017  Courtesy The Muslim Times
CHENNAI: Holding that Qazis had no power to certify the marriages of Muslims invalid after the utterance of the husbands ‘talaq’  thrice, the first bench of the Madras High Court has restrained them from issuing any such certificates, until further orders. The bench of Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice MM Sundresh gave the ruling while passing interim orders on a PIL from advocate and former MLA Bader Syed on Wednesday. The petition assailed the declarations issued by Qazis, certifying a talaq and to consequently restrain them from issuing certificates and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/01/17)

Where is democracy in Sri Lanka heading to?
By Prof. Hector Perera Sydney Australia Courtesy The Daily Mirror
It is now time that we discuss some key factors relating to democracy, given that the name of our country is the ‘Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.’ But, unfortunately, ours is still far from being a true democratic state. Democracy, which refers to the idea that people should rule themselves, was first established in Greece in the 5th century B.C. Henceforth, many countries, using different methods, have experimented to govern their societies and it is today recognised as the best form of governance. It has been described as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/01/17)

Is there a tie, or a snake?
By Gamini Akmeemana Courtesy The Daily Mirror
President Maithripala Sirisena has a penchant for getting worked up over things most of us take for granted. This time, it was a tie. Having spotted a Divisional Secretary wearing a tie at a Pirith ceremony in Polonnaruwa, he was moved to ask if a tie was necessary for the occasion (‘mama ehuwa Pirith nisa tie eka oneda kiyala’). He was told that a circular issued by a former president required public servants to be in Western attire at official functions. Not to be outdone, President Sirisena followed up with this rather... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/01/17)

ට්‍රාන්ස්පේරන්සි ඉන්ටනැෂනල් ආයතනයේත් මූල්‍ය වංචා
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකාදීප
ට්‍රාන්ස්පේරන්සි ඉන්ටනැෂනල් ශ්‍රී ලංකා ආයතනයට යුරෝපා සංගමයෙන් ලැබෙන මූල්‍යාධාර අයථා ලෙස භාවිත කර ඇතැයි එම ආයතනය රැකගැනීමේ කමිටු සාමාජික පිරිස එහි සභාපති නීතිඥ ලක්ෂාන් ඩයස් මහතාට ලිපියක් යොමුකරමින් කියා සිටී. අල්ලස් හා දූෂණ විරෝධී රාජ්‍ය නොවන සංවිධානයක් ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ කටයුතු කරන ට්‍රාන්ස්පේරන්සි ආයතනයේ උසස් නිලධාරිනියක සහ තවත් උසස්ම නිලධාරියකුගේද සහාය ඇතිව රුපියල් ලක්ෂ 11ක මූල්‍ය වංචාවක් කර ඇතැයි ද ඔවුහු කියා සිටිති. මෙම සමස්ත වංචාව ඉතාම සැළසුම්සහගතව කරන ලද්දක් බව දැනට හෙළිදරව් වී ඇති තොරතුරු අනුව පෙනෙන බවත් මේ ගැන මීට පෙර අධ්‍යක්ෂ මණ්ඩලය දැනුවත්කර තිබියදීත් එය වැළැක්වීමට   නොහැකිවී ඇත්තේ ඇතැම් නිලධාරීන්ගේ දැඩි බලපෑම් නිසා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/01/17)

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    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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