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UK, USA and EU   must clearly understand that we are not a colony under any one of them anymore.
Dr Sudath Gunasekara
Call to all Patriotic Citizens of this country to read the following news item, if you have not already seen this continuous Neo-colonial threats. Please look at the following undiplomatic and uncalled-for absurd press release by the so-called Diplomatic community “Diplomatic community concerned over MR returning Sunday Leader 20.2.2018 By Easwaran Rutnam ”The diplomatic community is concerned over the possibility of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa returning to power in the near future. Western diplomats are believed to have raised their concerns with the Government and among the diplomatic community. The concerns arise from steps taken... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/02/18)

Who is telling the truth?
Editorial Courtesy The Island
February 21, 2018, 10:15 pm It is being argued in legal and political circles that the incumbent administration and its Cabinet are illegal because the MoU between the UNP and the UPFA to form a national government was valid only for two years from 2015. The validity or otherwise of this vital document is of crucial import. The number of Cabinet ministers cannot exceed 30 unless there is a national government, according to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Yesterday, in answer to a query from the Opposition, the Prime Minister declared, in Parliament, that the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/02/18)

Time period of national government has expired - Mahinda
By Manushi Silva Courtesy Adaderana
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the time period of the national government has expired. Rajapaksa made this statement at Battaramulla today (21). “There is no clear ruling party in the country at present and it had led the country to an unstable state. The President Prime Minister and the MPs of the national government are all working unto their whims and fancies” he said. Therefore, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya should take a clear decision whether the national government was still in existence and give a ruling on the validity of the Cabinet as soon as possible, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/02/18)

Bouncing back from LG election drubbing
By Colonel R Hariharan Courtesy Ceylon Today
After Mahinda Rajapaksa's fledgling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) handed out a shocking defeat to both the UNP and the SLFP in the Local Government (LG) elections, the three-way political power game has become more complex than before. A gloating Rajapaksa, past master in political manoeuvring, is demanding fresh elections after dissolving the Parliament, though he knows it would not happen as both the SLFP and UNP would never oblige him. For President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, more than power, credibility has become the main issue. They are trying to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/02/18)

Gota is Lankan Putin – Gammanpila
By Anuradha Herath Courtesy Ceylon Today
Leader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya and Member of Parliament Udaya Gammanpila says that when the Joint Opposition told the President that they would not accept ministerial posts in the new government, he had asked them to at least take over the post of Speaker. "We agreed to have an internal discussion and arrive at a verdict soon," he stated. Following are excerpts: So all of you were saved because of Mahinda? A: Most definitely, yes! The leader should be a blessing to the team. A leader should not be a pressure or a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/02/18)

"පළාත් පාලන ආයතනවල බලය අල්ලන්නේ කවුද යන්න අවිනිශ්චිත වී ඇත්තේ ජාතික දේශපාලනයේ බල අරගලය නිසයි "- කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන්
මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය කැෆේ සංවිධානය
පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණය පවත්වා දින 10 ක් ගතවී තිබුනද මෙතෙක් පළාත් පාලන ආයතනවල සභාපති, උප සභාපති ආදී තනතුරු වලට පත්වන්නේ කවුද යන්න  තීරණය වී නැත්තේ මැතිවරණ ක්‍රමයේ විකෘතියක් නිසා නොව ජාතික දේශපාලනය තුළ පවතින බල අරගලය නිසා බව කැෆේ සංවිධානයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා පවසයි. අද(21) රාජගිරියේ පැවති  මැතිවරණ නිරීක්ෂකයින්ගේ හමුවකදී අදහස් දක්වමින් ඒ මහතා කියා  සිටියේ  ලංකා ඉතිහාසයේ ප්‍රථම වතාවට පළාත් පාලන ඡන්ද විමසීම අවසන් වීමෙන් පසු දින 10 ක් ගතවුනද  තවමත්  පළාත් පාලන ආයතනයේ බලය ලබාගන්නේ කවුද යන්න පිළිබඳව අවිනිශ්චිත තත්වයක  පවතින බවයි. මේකට ප්‍රධාන හේතුව වී ඇත්තේ අද වනවිට ජනාධිපතිවරයා, අගමැතිවරයා සහ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/02/18)

ජෝ සෙනෙවිරත්න අභාවප්‍රාප්ත වේ.
මාධ්‍යවේදියෙකු, පුවත්පත් කතුවරයෙකු, මානවවාදී දේශපාලන ක්‍රියාකාරිකයෙකු, හිටපු පළාත් සභා අමාත්‍යවරයෙකු සහ විශිෂ්ට ග්‍රන්ථ පරිවර්තකයෙකු වූ ජෝ සෙනෙවිරත්න මහතා පසුගිය දාහත්වන සෙනසුරාදා අභාවප්‍රාප්ත විය. දශක පහකට ආසන්න කාලයක් දේශපාලනික සහ මාධ්‍ය කටයුතුවල නිරත වූ සෙනෙවිරත්න මහතා පසුකාලීනව ඕෂෝ සංවාද පෙළ සිංහලට පරිවර්තනය කරමින් සිංහල පාඨකයාට එම සංවාද හඳුන්වා දීමේ පුරෝගාමියෙකු වූවේය. හැටේ දශකයේ මුල් භාගයේදී කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂයෙන් දේශපාලනයට අවතීර්ණව , වෘත්තීය සටන් නායකයෙකු ලෙස සටන් කර ජාතික ගැටළුව තුළ වාමාංශික ක්‍රියාධරයෙකු ලෙස ජනවාර්ගික සංහිඳියාව උදෙසා මැදිහත් වූ මූලිකයෙකි. මිය යන විට ඔහු පරිවර්තනය කොට තිබූ ග්‍රන්ථ සංඛ්‍යාව විසි පහකි. ජෝ සෙනෙවිරත්න මහතාගේ දේහය මහජන ගෞරවය සඳහා පෙබරවාරි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/02/18)

How 19A Booby Trapped Sirisena and Caught Him Unawares
Dilrook Kannangara
For the second time in two months the president has asked the Supreme Court to interpret the 19A he passed using his power over the UNP and the UPFA. He doesn’t know what he passed! He comes to realise the hard way that his Prime Minister has taken him for a ride. By the time he comes to know about them, he has lost the two thirds and cannot fix it. The president has made himself a fool and painted himself into the naughty corner. First Trap – Five Years Sirisena was of the view he had... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/02/18)

Wimal in Parliament
Trnslated by :A.A.,M.NIZAM – MATARA
It was with great difficulty we were able to gain the opportunity for the people of this country to face a local government election.  After making many unusual changes in the election process including making it possible to capture power even under defeat using so many technical processes the election process was formulated by this government..  After all these acts an election was held but the Election Commission still find difficulty to release the final official results.  The independent election commission, in the very first election held by them has got its trousers removed.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/02/18)

Visitor Discontent at Five Ex-Situ Elephant Conservation Establishments in Asia
T. G. Supun Lahiru Prakash, P. K. Priyan Perera, A. G. K. Chethika Perera and Prithiviraj Fernando
Abstract. Tourism is a signifcant aspect of most ex-situ conservation establishmentsfor Asian Elephants. We assessed reasons for visitor discontent in fve highly visited establishments in Asia, by analysing on-line visitor comments. The proportion of negative reviews varied signifcantly between institutions. Ten reasons for visitor discontent were identifed. Unethical treatment of elephants was the commonest and lack of conservation relevance the second commonest reason stated for discontent. Other reasons for visitor discontent were related to misbehaviour of mahouts, management defciencies and inadequacy of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/02/18)

Winds of Change in Sri Lanka: Rajapakshe’s Voodoo in Local Elections and Foreign Factors in Sri Lankan Politics
Written by-Eshan Jayawardane
The enigmatic nature of Sri Lanka was once again manifested by overall results of the recently held local elections.  The landslide victory marked by Former president Mahinda Rajapakshe’s newly established political party “People’s Front” (Podu Jana Peramuna) has disorientated the two main political parties of the island. In fact the local elections were delayed for a longer period due to various reasons. According to the election commissioner of Sri Lanka Mahinda Deshapriya 8326 local councilors  have been elected from this election for 24 municipal councils, 41 urban councils, 275 pradeshiya sabhas (Local councils) which represent the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/02/18)

“පැවති මැතිවරණයේ කාන්තා නියෝජනයේ අනුපාතය වෙනස් කිරීමට කිසිවෙකුට බලයක් නෑ “ - කැෆේ සංවිධානය 
මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය කැෆේ සංවිධානය 
කාන්තා නියෝජනය නිසා පළාත් පාලන ආයතනවල  සභික සංඛ්‍යාව වැඩිවී ඇති බවට කෙරෙන චෝදනාව පිළිගත නොහැකි බව කැෆේ සංවිධානය පවසයි.  එහි විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා අද (පෙබරවාරි 20) පැවැති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී අවධාරණය කළේ දේශපාලන වුවමනාවන් පදනම් කරගනිමින්  සමානුපාතික සහ කොට්ඨාස ඡන්ද ක්‍රමයට සභිකයින් තෝරා ගැනීමේ අනුපාතය  හිතුවක්කාරී ලෙස වෙනස් කිරීම නිසා මෙම තත්වය ඇතිවී ඇති බවයි. මුලින් සමානුපාතික සහ කොට්ඨාස ක්‍රම වලට සභිකයින් තෝරා ගැනීම 70% ත් 30% ආදී වශයෙන් අනුපාත වලට සිදුකළ යුතු බවට යෝජනා වී තිබුනද පසුව මැතිවරණ ක්‍රමවේදය පිළිබඳව කිසිදු සොයාබැලීමකින් තොරව 60% ත් 40% ත් ආදී වශයෙන් අනුපාතයට වෙනස් කළ බව තෙන්නකෝන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/02/18)

රුසියාවේ හිටපු තානාපතිට එරෙහිව ඉන්ටර්පෝල් රතු නිවේදනයක්‌ නිකුත් කිරීමට වලිකන යහපාලනය රජය දරුණු එල්ටීටීඊ ත්‍රස්‌තවාදීන් ඇතුළුව 150ක රතු නිවේදන ඉවත් කරගෙන ඇත
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය උදයාංග වීරතුංග - රුසියාවේ හිටපු ශ්‍රී ලංකා තානාපති.
2018 පෙබරවාරි 20 වෙනිදා පෙබරවාරි 04 දින ඩුබායි හීදී එරට බලධාරීන් මාව රදවාගෙන සිටීමත්, පසුව මුදාහරිමත්      ලංකාවේ කවුරුත් හොදින් දන්නා පුවතකි. ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජය විසින් මට එරෙහිව ඉන්ටර්පොල් රතු නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කිරීමට සුදානම් බවට සාවද්‍ය තොරතුරු ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම නිසා එක්සත් අරාබි එමීර් රාජ්‍යයේ බලධාරීන් විසින් මා අඩංගුවට ගත්තේය. නමුත් ඉන්ටර්පොල් රතු නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් නොකරන බවත් නිකුත්කර ඇත්තේ නිල් නිවේදනයක් බව සනාථ වූ පසු බලධාරීන් විසින් මා මුදා හරින ලදී. නීතියේ ආධිපත්‍යය මූලික පදනම වූ සහ මූලික නිදහස පවතින, ප‍්‍රජාතන්ත‍්‍රවාදී ලෙස හඳුන්වනු ලබන මාගේ රටෙහි පොලිසිය විසින් මෙසේ නිතිය නැමීම ගැන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/02/18)

දේශපාලනයේ මනෝ විද්යාව
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
දේශපාලන නායකයන් ගේ මනෝ ගතිකයන් ඔවුන් ගේ දේශපාලන තීරණ වලටත් එසේම රටක අනාගතයටත් බලපාන බව මනෝ විද්‍යාඥයන් පෙන්වා දෙති.  A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness නම් ග්‍රන්ථය ලියූ සුප්‍රක​ට වෛද්‍යවරයෙකු වන Dr. Nassir Ghaemi රාජයක් අසාර්ථක වන විට , මහජන සාමය කඩවී යන යුගයක මානසික අක්‍රමතාවන් ඇති පුද්ගලයෝ අපව පාලනය කරන බව කියයි. එසේම සාමය සහිත සමෘධිමත් කාල වල ඔවුන් අපගේ රෝගීහු වන බව වෛද්‍ය Nassir Ghaemi වැඩි දුරටත් සඳහන් කරයි.  දේශපාලන ඉතිහාසය හොඳින් විශ්ලේෂණය කරන වෛද්‍ය  Nassir Ghaemi චර්චිල් , හිට්ලර්, ස්ටාලින් යන නායකන් තුල තිබූ මනෝ භාවයන් මෙන්ම  මානසික අක්‍රමතාවයන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/02/18)

Govt. withdrew 150 warrants on LTTE terrorists: Udayanga
Thilanka Kanakarathna Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Although the yahapalana government is attempting to obtain an Interpol ‘Red Warrant’ on him it had withdrawn some 150 some such warrants including those issued on former LTTE terrorists because of the influence by Tamil politicians, former envoy Udayanga Weeratunga said today. He said in a statement that he was informed by several media reports that Red Warrants issued on terrorists, drug traffickers and other criminals had been withdrawn based on requests made by the Sri Lanka Police. However, he said the government had asked Interpol to issue a Red warrant on him... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/02/18)

Bid to bring in New Constitution in the balance In the wake of UNP-SLFP rift
By Shamindra Ferdianndo Courtesy The Island
February 20, 2018, 8:19 pm Yahapalana leaders as well as those who had furiously campaigned to thwart war-winning president Mahinda Rajapaksa securing a third term at the Jan. 2015 presidential polls, attributed the humiliating defeat suffered by the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe coalition at Feb. 10, 2018 countrywide local government polls, to its failure to honour pledges made at the 2015 presidential and parliamentary polls. Addressing the media, at the Center for Society and Religion (CSR), Maradana, on Feb. 13,     co-convenor of the Purawesi Balaya, Gamini Viyangoda, flanked by former Ravaya editor K.W. Janarangana and Saman Ratnapriya... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/02/18)

පළාත් සභා සීමා නිර්ණය පිළිබද සර්ව පාක්ෂික සමුළුවක් වහා කැදවනු.  ඡන්දය කල් දැමීමට දරණ කුමන හෝ උත්සාහයක් පරාජයට කළ යුතුය. 2018 අප්‍රේල් ඡන්ද විමසීම පැවැත්විය යුතුයි
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ/කැෆේ සංවිධානය
නව මිශ්‍ර‍ මැතිවරණ ක්‍ර‍මයක් යටතේ පළාත් සභා මැතිවරණයට  පැවැත්වීම සදහා වන සීමා නිර්ණය කිරීමට පත් කරනු ලැබූ කමිටු වාර්තාව අවසන් කර ඇත.  වහා සීමා නිර්ණය පිළිබද සර්ව පාක්ෂික සමුළුවක් කැදවා රජය පොරොන්දු වූ පරිදි 2018 අප්‍රේල් මස සබරගමුව, උතුරු මැද හා නැගෙනහිර පළාත් සභා මැතිවරණය පැවැත්විය යුතු බව නිදහස් හා සාධාරණ මැතිවරණයක් සදහා වූ ජනතා ව්‍යාපාරය (කැෆේ සංවිධානය) අවධාරණය කරයි. පළාත් සභා ඡන්දය කල් දමා ගැනීමට දරනු ලබන කුමන හෝ උත්සාහයක් පරාජය කිරීමට කැෆේ සංවිධානය පෙරමුණ ගන්නා බවත්, පොරොන්දු වූ පරිදි 2018 අප්‍රේල් මස උතුරුමැද, සබරගමු හා නැගෙනහිර පළාත් ඡන්දය පැවැත්වීමට කටයුතු කරන ලෙසත් කැෆේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/02/18)

ගෝඨාභය ජනපති වීම ස්ථිරයි..?
අද උසාවි පැමිණි විමල් වීරවංශ මැතිවරණ ජයග්‍රහණය ගැන ද ප්‍රකාශ කරමින්, ඔවුන් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ අගමැති පුටුවේ නොව ජනපති පුටුවේ වාඩි කරවන බවට ප්‍රකාශ කළා. https://youtu.be/lzF1GIaJBOE... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 21/02/18)

Hopper suppers
Editorial Courtesy The Island
There are unmistakable signs of a perfect political storm brewing in the wide dark yonder. People, all at sea, are left with no alternative but to batten down the hatches and hope for the best. The prevailing political uncertainty has cast a pall on the country, and not many people, we believe, are in a mood for political jokes, which are likely to go down like lead balloons instead of lightening up the atmosphere, fraught with doom and gloom. It is, however, said that many a true word is spoken in jest. Music is said to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/02/18)

Second chance to escape from the separatist grip 
C.Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D.
Talking once with a miner I asked him when the housing shortage first became acute in his district; he answered, “when we were told about it,” meaning that till recently people’s standards were so low that they took almost any degree of overcrowding for granted. George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier (1937), 64 Give us what Colombo gets [Col. Karuna paradigm] Jaffna man asks for water, schools and hospitals, not an Eelam [Raajitha Senaratna] Missed the first bus In 1987, who supported the 13-A?  JVP sacrificed 60,000 heads fighting against it. Mrs. B and the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/02/18)

Sri Lankans immensely welcome Chandrika’s decision to emigrate
It seems that Chandrka and Rajitha are two politicians extremely hated and despised by the Sri Lankans. Whenever a news item relating to them gets published, people hurry to use the most impolite language to flay them.   The following is a news item published recently with comments made by the readers on this news item. When I lose those who were near me too flee away.  When Mahinda loses crowds surround him wherever he goes. Chandrika flayed his supporters thumping her feet on the ground and made them also to flee away. It... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/02/18)

Ranil’s tactical success, Mahinda’s strategic victory
By Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe scored a tactical victory in the power struggle with President Sirisena. He won it on terrain that was favorable to President Sirisena. This means that in the art of infighting and manipulation, Ranil Wickremesinghe has no peer in Lankan politics. What of Mahinda Rajapaksa who won the battle for the SLFP vote base, one may well ask. Mahinda did not win that battle by the art of infighting. He won it by taking the battle outside, to the people, and by reposing his trust in the people. Ranil has won... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/02/18)

Prez asks SC to interpret his powers under 19A Move to sack PM
By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island
Ongoing political impasse was going to continue further as the SLFP’s Maithri faction had been instructed by President Maithripala Sirisena to wait till the Supreme Court interpreted the provisions of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution giving power to him to sack the Prime Minister, Parliament was told yesterday. Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala, making a special statement, said the UPFA and its SLFP members had met President Maithripala Sirisena and demanded a review of the unity government formed on Sept 3, 2015 with the UNP. The President was of the view that a sudden... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/02/18)

President continues to keep PM without removing him: MR
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Former President and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa today said it was none other than President Maithripala Sirisena who keeps Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his post without ousting him. The former president said this in response to a question asked by a journalist when he was leaving Parliament. When asked his opinion about President Sirisena seeking Attorney General’s opinion on the legality of removing the Premier, Mr. Rajapaksa said “Why seek AG’s consultations? Shouldn’t forget that the President is the Executive,” When asked whether it was President Sirisena who continues to protect the Premier, he said... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/02/18)

President urges UPFA to wait for SC’s opinion before quitting
By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy Adaderana
President Maithripala Sirisena has requested the UPFA members in the government not to quit the National Government, until the Supreme Court conveys its opinion, as it could destabilize the country, MP Thilanga Sumathipala said. The SLFP Spokesman was delivering a statement during the Parliament debate today (19), in reference to a statement he made to the media last night after talks held with the President. Sumathipala told media last night that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to leave the National Government and that accordingly the President will seek the opinion of the Supreme... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/02/18)

Prof Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera’s demise Call for probe as questions remain in limbo
By Leon Berenger Courtesy Ceylon Today
Two weeks after the untimely death of Professor Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera - Chief monk of the Bellanwila Rajamaha Vihara more questions are being asked on the circumstances that led to his demise amidst calls for a thorough probe into the incident. At first they said that the priest had been gored by the temple elephant- 'Miyan Kumara' while he was feeding the animal with tamarind and then later he is supposed to have lost his balance and crashed onto a rocky surface breaking many ribs, fracturing his shoulder... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/02/18)

Election promises that took people for a ride
By Bandula Guneratne Courtesy Ceylon Today
Throughout the history of this country giving promises to the electorate on the guarantee that they will be fulfilled has almost become a tradition in party politics. Though some of those promises tend to get fulfilled after elections, the majority tend to be intentionally overlooked by the politicians. The public knowing well that those promises will never see the light of day still tend to listen to them at political rallies ever so intently. Given below are some of the most well known promises given... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/02/18)

UNP’s future at stake Defeat at the recent LG polls renews calls for reform
By Arjuna Ranawana Courtesy Ceylon Today
One of the strongest pillars of mature, stable democracies is the presence of two established political parties. In the West, countries like Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and others see that power has changed hands over the years between two parties. In Canada and the UK there are similar Centrist Parties, like Labour and the Conservatives in Britain and the Conservatives and Liberals in Canada. There is also the existence of smaller parties, usually on the Left that add balance such as the New Democrats in Canada and the Social Democrats in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/02/18)

Adaderana Latest News Today 19/02/2018
  https://youtu.be/T8OjLN8DByE... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 20/02/18)

Sri Lanka’s newest and modern political machine is at work.   It has reached the hearts and minds of average Sri Lankan.  There is no need to soft peddle. SLPP  is  not to be associated with corrupt UNP and SLFPers.  We need not talk about it any more. The SLPP is the power house.  Do not enter into negotiations for political bargaining, something average Sri Lankan disapprove. Ranil is UNP. Maithree is UNP. (MS has some unpaid bills in his Accounts Receivable Account to be collected ), Ranil is a Great Debt Collector from  LTTE... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/02/18)

As a Pohottuwa voter I am appalled by what is happening, to wit:  the attempt by certain Pohottuva bigwigs to set up or back an SLFP Government under Sirisena.  I can’t speak for others, but as far as I am concerned I didn’t vote for the Pohottuva in order to get Ranil ousted as PM.  I voted in order to send the clearest possible message to Sirisena and his 45 SLFP’ers that they have no moral or legal right to set up a ‘National Government’ with the UNP in the way that they did following the August... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/02/18)

113 ඉක්මවු දැවැන්ත බලයක් පෙන්වන්න සූදානම්ලු.. ආණ්ඩුවෙන් ඉවත් නොවෙයි… ජනපති හමුවේ සන්ධානය අද ගත් තීන්දු මෙන්න..
 lanka C news
ජාතික ආණ්ඩුවෙන් ඉවත් වීමට කිසිදු තීරණයක් ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ ප‍්‍රධානත්වයෙන් අද රැස්වූ ශ‍්‍රීලනිප මන්ත‍්‍රී කණ්ඩායම විසින් නොගත් බව ඇමති එස්.බී. දිසානායක මහතා පවසයි. ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලයේදී ජනාධිපතිවරයා සමග පැවති සාකච්චාවෙන් පසු මාධ්‍ය වෙත අදහස් පල කරමින් ඔහු මේ බව කීය. කෙසේ වෙතත් ආණ්ඩුවේ සිදු විය යුතු වෙනස් වීම් සම්බන්ධයෙන් පක්‍ෂයේ මතය එලෙසින්ම ඇති බවත් ඉදිරි දින කිහිපයේදී එම ප‍්‍රබල වෙනස්කම් සිදු කරන බවත් අද තීන්දු කලේ යයි ඇමතිවරයා එහිදී පැවසීය. සන්ධාන මන්ත‍්‍රීවරුන් ආණ්ඩුවෙන් ඉවත් වුවහොත් ඇතිවන තත්වය ගැන ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයේ මතය විමසීමට ජනාධිපතිවරයා කටයුතු කරනු ඇතැයිද ඔහු කීවේය. පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ 113ට වැඩි විශාල බලයක් ශ‍්‍රිලනිපය ඇතුළු සන්ධානයට ඇති බවත් අවශ්‍ය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/02/18)

ජනපති-අගමැති තව දුරටත් ධුරයන්හි සිටීම සදාචාර විරෝධීයි..
 lanka C news
පසුගිය පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණයෙන් ලද ජනතා ප‍්‍රතිචාරය අනුව ජනාධිපතිවරයාට තව දුරටත් ජනාධිපති පුටුවේ හෝ අගමැතිවරයාට අගමැති පුටුවේ හෝ සිටීමට කිසිදු සදාචාරාත්මක අයිතියක් නැති බව ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණේ නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා පවසයි. අද පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී මන්ත‍්‍රිවරයා මේ අදහස් පල කලේය. එක්සත් ජනතා නිදහස් සන්දානය ජාතික ආණ්ඩුවෙන් ඉවත් වන්නේ යයි සන්ධාන මහ ලේකම් මහින්ද අමරවීර විසින් නිවේදනය කර තිබියදී ඇමතිවරුනට තව දුරටත් ඇමති පිටුවට සිටීමේ කිසිදු අයිතියක් නැතැයිද ඔහු සදහන් කලේය. එමෙන්ම විපක්‍ෂ නායකවරයාටද එම ධුරය දැරීමට කිසිදු අයිතියක් නැතැයිද ඔහු කියා සිටියේය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/02/18)

Sarath Wijesinghe (Former Ambassador to Israel and UAE/Former Chairman CAA –Solicitor in England and Wales/Attorney-at-Law)
Consumerism in the Modern/Digital Age Marketing is fast changing in the world with modern consumerism in the digital world. Digital market platforms are fast invading the world having currently settled in the west and so called developed world slowly and steadily intruding into the rest of the world including South Asia. Sri Lankan consumers are equipped with mobile phones, internet and with the influence of the young generation comfortable with mobiles and computers. In the bus or social gatherings the consumer is confined to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/02/18)

Dissolve or be dissolved
Constitutions are not always made with good intention. Even when the intention is good the unexpected trumps the word. They are supposed to be documents of the ‘forever’ kind, but if one thing is certain it is the fact that the sum total of human knowledge is but a speck of dust compared to the universe of human ignorance. And so we have amendments, some pushed through to further narrow political and personal objectives and some to correct flaws showed up by unexpected developments.   Those who authored the 19th Amendment were quite rightly seeking to reverse... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/02/18)

Range Bandara justifies his resignation as UNP Anamaduwa Electorate Organiser
State Minister Palitha Range Bandara briefed media on his decision taken to resign from the post of UNP Anamaduwa Electorate Organiser. Range Banadara pointed out that he lost many things as he entered politics while accepting the post. He had expressed his concern, saying the election victory that was gained in Anamaduwa through many sacrifices, has been disregarded and ignored by the UNP. According to the State Minister, he will continue his service towards people of Anamaduwa, even though there is no appreciation or support from his own party. He notes that he has no need to cling onto positions,... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 19/02/18)

SLFP to quit govt; SC opinion sought on new PM
By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy  Adaderana
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to leave the National Government, party spokesman MP Thilanga Sumathipala said. Accordingly the President will seek the opinion of the Supreme Court on appointing a new Prime Minister, he said. Senior members of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA), including SLFP top brass, met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the official residence of the president, for another round of crucial talks on the unity government. The proposal of the SLFP to remove Ranil Wickremesinghe form the premiership was also reportedly discussed during this meeting. The objective of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/02/18)

UPFA quits National Unity Govt;UNP to form a govt
Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has informed President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday night that it would quit the national unity government, a party official said. UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera sent a letter in this regard to the President. The unity government was formed between the UPFA and the United National Party (UNP) soon after the 2015 parliamentary election in order to govern the country for a period of two years that ended in December last year. UPFA MP, Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara told Daily Mirror that his party had also requested the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/02/18)

Pogrom we need in Sri Lanka ………
Dr Sarath Obeysekera 
Catharine the Great and Stalin too over Soviet Union and carried out pogrom (The word Pogrom came to English Dictionary in 1881  it means “massacre, extermination, persecution, holocaust, slaughter and devastation) Though it is connected to religious or ethnic persecution, in modern day it should be applied to politics in Sri Lanka  ? Unity government has lost badly ,People have expressed their discontent .Yahaplanaya alias  Good governance were the catch words in January 2015 .Search light of the public was aimed at the leaders at that time because a well worked- out convincing plan was executed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/02/18)

සීයා පිළිබඳ මතකය
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
මගේ පියාගේ පියා මා උපදින විටත් මිය පරලොව  ගොස් තිබූ නිසා පියාගේ මව් පාර්ශවයේ බාප්පාට අප සීයා කියා ඇමතුවෙමු. ඇත්ත වශයෙන්ම ඔහු අපට නියම සීයා කෙනෙකු විය​.  සීයා පිළිබඳ මගේ මතකය අවුරුදු 3 හෝ හතර දක්වා ළමා කාලය තෙක් දිව යයි. සීයා පිළිබඳව ඉතාම ලාබාල මතකයක් නම් වරක් මම පියා සමග සීයා ගේ නිවසට ගිය විට සීයා මට කිරි පැණි කුඩා  ප්ලාස්ටික් තසිමකට දමා දුන් අයුරුයි. කිරි පැණි හඳ මාමා ගෙනත් දුන් බව සීයා කීවේය​. මෙය ඔහු කියන්නට ඇත්තේ කුඩා දරුවෙකුගේ මනසේ විචිත්‍ර ලෙස සෞන්දර්‍ය රසය උද්දීපනය වීම සඳහා බව කියා මම අද දිනයේ සිතමි. ඔහුගේ හිසකේ... -Full Story-
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