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Champika Ranawaka - a bull in a china shop
Hot News
What development? Let's eat and merry, that was the message given to voters by Champika Ranawake on behalf of Sirisena's campaign. By the sheer number of email circulated by Champika's coordinator Dhanushka Ramanayake,  Champika Runawaka beat everyone else in the presidential race to introduce new policies for the hypothetical Sirisena Government. According to Patali Champika Ranawaka Media (PCR Media), in a recent election meeting held at Avissawella  Mr. Ranawaka pledged on behalf of Sirisena that Sirisena government will abolish fuel tax and reduce petrol price by Rs 52/-  per litre and diesel by Rs17/- per litre immediately.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/12/14)

Sirisena reneged on vow made on casket of Buddha's relics – Sangha Nayake Thera
Ven. Piyananda Thera
Opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena was not trustworthy and should be shunned by all Buddhists for he had reneged a promise he had made by placing his hands on a casket containing the sacred relics of the Buddha, Chief Sanghanayake of the US, Dr. Walpola Piyananda Thera said. Addressing a public rally organised by the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna at Sathosa Auditorium at Homagama on Wednesday evening Ven. Piyananda Thera said Sirisena had sworn by the casket of relics of the Buddha in the presence of JHU's Ven. Ellawela Medhananda that he would never desert the President... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/12/14)

Common Opposition Presidential Candidate Sirisena says Probaharan was killed while he was acting as the defence Minister and the acting defence Minister during the last few days of war against LTTE
Hot News
Addressing a campaign meeting held at Nikaweratiya yesterday, the Common opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena  admitted that LTTE supremo Probaharan was killed while he was acting as the defence Minister, indirectly admitting that if there is any war crime during last few days of Probhaharan's rule as alleged by TNA, LTTE diaspora and the international community he is also directly responsible for any alleged war crimes.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/12/14)

President receives US warning through SLFP Gen. Secy
by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island
In spite of helping President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government to bring its war, against the LTTE, to a successful conclusion, in May, 2009, the US stepped up pressure on Sri Lanka over accountability issues. The US relentlessly pursued the accountability issues, in accordance with its overall strategy, meant to haul Sri Lanka up before the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The US project led to the launch of an external investigation into the conduct of Sri Lanka's political and military leadership, consequent to 25th session, in Geneva, in March, last year. The US,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/12/14)

Wimal Weerawansa demolishes Champika Ranawake's “book of diabolical lies” , challenge for a public debate and expose his pro TNA statement to Tamil Press on Military presence
Hot News
“There are some people making false accusations against the government claiming that the present government is taking loans for development projects at higher interest rates. These accusations are made while these parties are standing among people and hobnobbing with those who borrowed money for the government at interest rates higher than 10% when they were in power” National Freedom Front leader, minister Wimal Weerawansa said yesterday at. a press conference and challenged these parties for a public debate on this issue. “Elaborating further Wimal Weerawansa said that. '' Today, some parties are trying to make an opinion... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/12/14)

World denounces Taliban for Peshawar Massacre of Kids: LTTE’s terror ignored because politicians are in their pockets!
Shenali D Waduge 
If there is no good or bad Taliban the same should be said about the LTTE. Lives of 132 children were cut short while world leaders, diplomats and the UN continue to deliberate on who and what terrorism is. The issue remains the fact that one man’s terrorist inadvertently becomes another man’s freedom fighter and LTTE terrorists remained ‘freedom fighters’ in view of the relationship they were able to forge with Western politicians in a ‘you scratch our back and we will scratch yours’ arrangement that continues to provide the brains of the LTTE VIP status... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/12/14)

Backstabbing and diplomacy in London -Life Abroad - Part 109
Dr. Tilak Fernando
Two years prior to Ceylon gaining independence, Sir George Claude Stanley Corea was appointed as the first 'Ceylonese Representative' to the United Kingdom in 1946 and served in that capacity until 1949. The position was akin to a 'diplomat par excellence'. Subsequently in 1948, after Ceylon gained independence, he was appointed to the United States as the first 'Ceylonese Ambassador'. The Sri Lankan diplomatic service which has metamorphosed from 25 Grosvenor Square, London W1 to 13 Hyde Park Gardens, London W2 from 1949, the following personalities have served... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/12/14)

Disintergartion of JHU even before presidential election- 17 out of 29 JHU Provincial Council members left JHU to join SLFP
Hot News
In an interview with journalists today, Udaya gammanpila said 17 out of 29 JHU provincial council members have pledged their support to the government presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapakse. Ther e are 8 Bikkhus in that group. 17 JHU PS members support MR
Courtesy Daily Mirror
Western Provincial Councilor Udaya Gammanpila who crossed over to the government recently said seventeen out of the 29 Jathika Hela Urumaya Pradeshiya Sabha monks today joined the government to support President Mahinda Rajapaksa and vowed to form their own party. (Jehan Gunasekara) - See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/59161/17-jhu-ps-members-support-mrsthash.vsBMtpKT.dpuf Courtesy... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 19/12/14)

India says Eelam includes Greater Tamil Nadu - Sri Lankan Voters Beware of CBK-Maithri-TNA MOU
Shenali D Waduge
India has sent out an important message. LTTE is not dead after all though its leader and key ground force leaders were eliminated in May 2009. People had forgotten about those that funded the LTTE, those that ran propaganda for the LTTE and the minds that strategized LTTE’s terror as well as people in office whose personal ideologies lends support to creating separatism. Rewind our memory and relook at the Greater Eelam agenda and realize why India palmed off Eelam to Sri Lanka to avoid calamity on home soil after crushing the We Tamil movement. LTTE... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/12/14)

Gota blasts those ashamed of being Sinhalese
Courtesy The Daily  Mirror
Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today said it was extremely unfortunate to note that there were some influential figures within Sri Lanka who have said openly that the country should submit itself to an international investigation. “One such figure has even admitted to being proud of her children for saying they were ashamed to be Sinhalese and Sri Lankans after having watched what is little more than an LTTE propaganda film aired on Channel 4,” Mr. Rajapaksa said addressing businessmen and professionals at the Momentum forum. The full speech: “The question we must all ask ourselves... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/12/14)

A DAMNING PROCLAMATION BY A DASTARD POLITICAL THUG
Susantha Wijesinghe.
""THE JVP would be in the forefront when Mahinda is pulled out of temple trees like an animal after 8th January. "" The Proclamation above by Anura Kumara,  appears in print in the media, with his photograph to boot.  There is still much time for the Election Day. The President is being Bodily threatened, while he is still in office as the incumbent President. In an identical situation in USA, if anyone threatened the incumbent President with BODILY HARM, with strong derogatory statements, the CIA would have whisked HIM away into a penitentiary pending indictment. Probably he would have ended... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/12/14)

Maithripala Sirisena-s statement on closure of Airport on 8th January
As he himself declared that if he has uttered such statement I should have psychiatric problem. Here is the proof what he claimed.to be.... -Full Story- (https:/youtube.com/ - 18/12/14)

උතුරේ මෝඩ සංවර්ධනය පාරාවළල්ලක් වනු ඇත.
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
  දෙමළුන් විසින් තමන්ගේ නිජ බිමයය් කියන උතුර  එසේනොවෙයය්කියා නිශේධ නොකර උතුරු පළාත් සභාවකුත් පත්කර  රටේ මුළු   මුදල් සම්භාරයෙන්  විශාල ප්‍රමාණයක්  වය කර  මේ රජය විසින්  දැන් කර ගෙන යන  දැවැන්ත සංවර්ධන කටයුතු   නිසා  සිදු වන්නේ  රනිල් හා චන්ද්‍රිකා  විසින් කොටි සමග  ඇතිකළ සාම ගිවිසුම නිසා කොටි  බලවත් වූ පරිදිම දෙමල ජාතිවාදීන් නැවත බලවත් වීමය. තුන් හාර මාසයකින් ඉවර කල හැකිව තිබු  ත්‍රස්ත  යන පැරදවීම වසර 3ක් දක්වා කල් යාමට ප්‍රධාන හේතුව රනිල්  විසින් කොටි  යලි නගීසිටුවීමය් . මේ පාපතර ගේ පාපතර ක්‍රියාව  දෙස චන්ද්‍රිකා සිනාසෙමින් අහක බලාගෙන සිටි යේ කවදා හෝ ''' අනේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/12/14)

Don’t like curries? This could change your opinion on curries forever.
 Dr Hector Perera       London
The foods without spices or salt added are generally called bland food sometimes medically recommended to eat bland food in certain cases. The bland diet can be counterintuitive to what many of us know about healthy eating. But when your stomach is hurting from surgery or intestinal problems, or you are nauseated from treatment, it's important to eat what you can. Foods in the bland diet are very gentle. They are low fibre, low in fat, not spicy, soft, and overall easy to digest. In general majority of Asian people prefer to spice up the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/12/14)

WHERE MUST THE CRUSHED ONES GO????
ALI SUKHANVER
Life is going to prove hazardously disastrous for the Muslims and Christians of India in general and particularly for those who are unfortunately poor and destitute. The Hindu extremists are doing all their best to compel the poor Muslims and the Christians to embrace Hinduism and say good-bye to their forefather’s religion. These poor Muslims and Christians are being offered a lot of benefits including food, clothes, medicines, jobs and even their own houses if they convert to Hinduism. According to the Washington Post, earlier this week, more than 50 impoverished Muslim families in a slum in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/12/14)

Extremist forces behind common opposition: BBS
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera today said that all the extremist forces are combined with the common political party and with the support of the common opposition they are disseminating extremist powers around the country. He said those who are disseminating Christian extremism were recently joined with the common opposition and this is the next conspiracy that would be followed by them. By using the common opposition, these extremists groups are attempting to convey a new colonisation in the country and they are trying to convert the people... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/12/14)

What Maithripala is promising is a hodgepodge -G.L
... -Full Story- (dailymirror.lk - 18/12/14)

Sirisena-Ranil-JHU coalition – the disastrous  road to instability Part III
H.L.D.Mahindapala
In the  main, coalitions of diverse parties have been recipes for political instability and economic stagnation. Down every step of the way they will be obsessed with politics – meaning fighting for the advantages each party could extract at  the expense of the  others to consolidate their political bargaining and electoral chances  – brushing aside economics of growth, or the day-to-day issues that plague the  people. Their internal bickering will dominate the headlines. In fact, all coalitions are  like  Hollywood marriages: gilded, glamorous and  grand today and divisive and deadly leading to divorces tomorrow. The two best known... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/14)

ඡන්දයට හමස් පෙට්ටියෙන් එලියට ගන්නා සිංහලයා
- දිල්රුක් කන්නන්ගර
 සර්වජන ඡන්ද බලය (1931) ලබාදීමට පෙර කිසිදු දේශීය නායකයෙකු සිංහල ජනතා අභිමතාර්ථ කෙරෙහි කිසිදු තැක්මක් පල නොකළහ. රාජ්‍ය මන්ත්‍රණ සභා ධූරීන් බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය පාලනයට ආවඩනු මිස ජනීජනයා නොතැකූහ.  නිදහස් අධයාපනය සැමට ලබාදීමෙන් තම පොල් වත්තේ පොල් කඩන්නන් නැතිවන බව පැරණි තාලේ දේශපාලකයකු විසින් කීම කදිම උදාහරණයකි. එහෙත් සර්වජන චන්ද බලය (1931) සමඟ  එය වෙනස්වන්නට විය. දේශපාලකයන් මහජනතාවට ඇහුම්කන්දෙන තත්වයට නිහතමානී වූහ.  එනමුත් යලි එය ටිකෙන්ටික වෙනස්වනට වූයේ කාටත් නොදැනෙන ලෙසය. අද දේශපාලකයන්ට මහජාතිය මතක් වන්නේ ඡන්දයක් ලං වූවිට පමණි.            2010 සිට 2015 දක්වා කාලය තුල රාජ්‍ය තන්ත්‍රය දෙමල දුක්ගැනවිලි සහ දෙමල අභිමතාර්ථ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/14)

WISE ADVICE TO MR. SIRISENA, COMMON CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENCY.
Susantha Wijesinghe.
Dear Mr. Sirisena, I see that, with some of the statements that you are making, you appear to be in a quagmire, in an irksome situation. When you say that by midnight of the 8th January 2015, all doors of the Bandaranaike Internation Airport will be closed by you, did you not realize that you have no status to do that at that time, 12.00 midnight. Let us assume that you have a winning streak at that hour, while the votes are still being counted, the ballot boxes may be still in transfer mode. You are still... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/14)

Can Maithripala Sirisena win the Presidential Election WITHOUT UNP Votes?
Shenali D Waduge
  There is an issue that has been overlooked. Firstly, it is the manner that Maithripala was parachuted to the role of Opposition Candidate ignoring the line-up UNP contenders including Ranil Wickremasinghe. Next, is the factor that emerges from numerous UNP crossovers to the possibilities of the UNP party diminishing into oblivion if Maithri emerges winner. This last allegation deserves merit on account of the Maithri camp slowly disassociating itself from the initial slogan of handing power over to Ranil after 24 hours which became 6months and now it appears Maithriapala will stand full Presidential term... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/14)

Good governance is a Trojan Horse
by Nalin de Silva
Has there been any government free from blame for corruption, bribery, undemocratic in the sense defined in the text books, partiality towards favourites including relatives, suppression of the press etc. in this country? What can be observed is that the so-called good governance has deteriorated over the years and if by some chance (in a dream world) Maithripala Sirisena became the President we would have a government worse than the present with respect to good governance. Already Maithripala Sirisena has said that when he became the President he would close down the Katunayake Airport and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/14)

Corruption as political weapon without a solution
A collection of valid points of view
1.The Island Editorial says 2. Further Analysis by Nalliah Thayabharan 3  More observations by Christie 4. Some more observations by Nimal 5. A Possible Solution by NeelaMahaYoda The Island Editorial says;
"Opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena claims that the government leaders’ corrupt deals have resulted in massive cost overrides in road construction projects among other things. He has also made several other allegations of corruption against his former political masters. UPFA MP Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha, who broke ranks with the government, has recently told this newspaper, in an interview, that Sirisena once, in a conversation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/14)

Exclusive Revelation by Maithripala Sirisena!
It was only Yesterday
Revelation by Maithripala revivified and resuscitated... -Full Story-
(https:/facebook.com/ - 17/12/14)

MADULUWAWE SOBHITA,  RANIL, MAITHRI. ARJUNA AND CHAMPAKA SEEKING ROAD DIRECTIONS FROM A BUTTERFLY
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
මං මුලාවී පාර හොයාගෙන හසරක් අසමින් යන ගමනේ මං මුලාවූ සමනළියකගෙනි පාර අසා තිබුනේ // ඇයත් නොදන්නිය ඇය යන මානය උන්හිටි තැන් මතකයේ අඩමානය // පාර කියන්නේ කෙලෙසද මා හට ඇයටද පාරක් ඇති නැති ගානය මං මුලාවී..........  අප හමුවූයේ මන්දැයි නොදනිමි පාර ඇසූයේ ඇයිදැයි නොකියමි // අපේ ගමන අද නවතනු හැකිනම් අප යන ගමනද අද මෙතැනින් නිමි මං මුලාවී.........  Please press Contol and click link below to watch the Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GytpzuZn22Q SINGER: LATE GUNADASA KAPUGE LYRICS: SUNIL ARIYARATNE MUSIC: LATE GUNADASA... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/14)

Colombo Port City will be scrapped: Ranil
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Opposition United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremsinghe said today the new government, which would be formed by the joint opposition after the current regime was defeated at the January 8 elections, would scrap the Colombo Port City Project. Mr. Wickremesinghe told tourist industry leaders who met him today that the project would be scrapped because it would end up destroying the coastal belt from Negombo to Beruwala. He said the international airport at Mattala would be made viable and put to better economic use while a new airport would be constructed in the Eastern... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/14)

For how long can the ICC cheat and deprive Sri Lanka of credit for authorship of UDRS?
 Shenali D. Waduge
The need to adopt UDRS (also called DRS) in cricket universally has now become a hot topic in the light of India’s sensational defeat in a thrilling Test Match played against Australia at Adelaide. India’s stark obstinacy in refusing to allow UDRS to function contributed to its own downfall because several blatantly wrong umpiring decisions that went against India in this match particularly in the tense final day could not be corrected because of the absence of the UDRS. It was these types of umpiring howlers that the system was originally designed to eliminate. But they... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/14)

Ethics and the non-religious essence of Buddhism
By Rohana R. Wasala
 (The first of three articles on this subject) Ethics is essential for religion, but religion is not essential for ethics. In other words, although religion cannot do without ethics, ethics can do without religion. The religious will challenge this statement, but the non-religious will have no difficulty in agreeing with it. For the average readers, it may be a confusing, contradictory assertion by someone who has no clear understanding of what he or she is talking about. This is natural because the key words used in my proposition, ‘ethics’, ‘religion’, ‘religious’, and ‘non-religious’ can mean various... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/14)

$100 million loan for Burma’s infrastructure connectivity
NJ Thakuria
Guwahati: Burma (Myanmar), as it passes through various phases of transformation from a military dictatorship to multi-party democracy, is expected to improve its infrastructure connectivity as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has offered a sizable volume of loans for the same. An ADB statement issued on December 16, 2014 from Rangoon city of Burma narrates that it has approved a loan of up to $100 million to Singapore-listed Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd, which is assigned to work for improving infrastructure connectivity needed for sustainable economic growth in the southeast Asian country. “Investment in connectivity infrastructure is a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/14)

Sydney Seige
Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM Spokesperson , United Sri Lanka Association.
Rt. Hon john Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand. Dear Mr. Key, Our hearts go out to Sydney  residents as they cope with the terrorist siege in their CBD. Sri Lankan’s more than any other appreciate their ordeal and challenges, having had to endure much worse at the hands of the Tamil Tigers for three decades. Sri Lankan sympathies and concern are even more heightened because Australia along with New Zealand were the only two western countries to detract from the US, UK Canada & EU led   censure of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/14)

Ranil born to save SLFP not  UNP
H. L. D. Mahindapala
The public was made to understand that goody-goody Maithripala Sirisena does not care for power but would discard all trappings of  power  and glory and work jointly to democratize and liberalize the system. The plan revealed to the public was that the presidency will be abolished and power handed over to a prime minister  in parliament. But that is not going to happen according to what he says now.  In any case Sirisena has promised so  many things so many parties – some contradicting the other --  that in the end he will not be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/12/14)

Gammanpila on common alliance and Executive Presidency -OBVIOUSLY SIRISENA LIED
Chamikara Weerasinghe The Daily News
JHU has no credibility now Lanka will be in pieces ... “Disparities in the agreements which the so-called common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena signed with the United National Party (UNP) and Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and the one which he signed with the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) compelled me to leave the JHU,” former JHU legal adviser and Western Province Minister Udaya Gammanpila said yesterday. Gammanpila said as per the agreement signed between Sirisena and the JHU, the Executive Presidency... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/12/14)

නව වැනිදාට ගුවන් තොටුපොළ වහන්න හිතන චණ්ඩියා කවුද?
එදාටත් ජනාධිපති මම තමයි
* සමහරු නම් පැනල යන්න ගුවන් ප්‍රවේශ පත්‍ර අරගෙන තිබෙනවා. ඒ අයට යන්න මගෙන් බාධාවක් නෑ * මොන ‍බාධක අභියෝග ආවත් මවුබිම හැරදමා මම යන්නේ නෑ * රටට ජනතාවට ආදරය කරන නායකයන් ඉවත් කිරීම බටහිර ලෝකයට අවශ්‍ය දෙයක් බද්දේගම-ඇල්පිටිය ජනහමුවලදී ජනපති කියයි මහින්ද අලුත්ගෙදර බද්දේගම සිට ... කුමන බාධක, අභියෝග පැමිණිය ද දිවි හිමියෙන් උපන් මාතෘභූමිය හැර නොයන බව ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අවධාරණය කරයි. පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරයාව සිටිය දී පමණක් නොව ඇමැති, අගමැති, විපක්ෂ නායක මෙන්ම ජනාධිපතිවරයා වශයෙන් ද කටයුතු කළ තමා ජීවත් වූයේ මේ භූමියේ බව පවසන ඒ මහතා ඉදිරියටත් ජීවත් වන්නේ මේ භූමියේම බව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/12/14)

Will not allow offenders to flee: Maithripala Sirisena
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Common opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena said he would not allow those who faced allegations of corruption to leave the country, if he were elected to office in January. "There are many who are waiting to flee if we win the Presidential Election. I will not allow anyone to flee the country if they were alleged to have been involved in corruption," he said speaking at the launch of the book titled ‘Alapalu Arthikaya’ (Doom and Boom Economy) written by former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka. Mr. Sirisena recalled how he was prevented from speaking against... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/12/14)

Whoever wins Ranil will be the loser -Part 1
H. L. D. Mahindapala
What political analysts have failed to grasp so far is that the current presidential election is essentially a home-and-home match.  This is not a contest between the Government and the Opposition, or the SLFP and the UNP, plus  the other minor parties. Though other parties have joined in  the fray, this election is a straight fight between the Mahinda Rajapakse-wing of the SLFP and the Sirisena-Chandrika-Mangala wing of the SLFP. Others in the Opposition like Ranil Wickremesinghe are bit players carrying the torch for the Sirisena- wing of the SLFP.   This will become clearer if... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/12/14)

Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election Voter Dilemma: Electing the Lesser Evil
Shenali D Waduge
Slogans carry messages of ‘TIME FOR CHANGE’ ‘GOOD GOVERNANCE’ ‘END TO CORRUPTION’ ‘ABOLITION OF EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY’. Let’s be realistic about the 2 main camps. Neither side is lily white nor likely to be. This is the reality that the people need to accept. On both camps skeletons prevail and both sides have their share of nefarious characters. The people’s dilemma remains how far will change depart from the areas that the People identify as needing change? The next dilemma for the people is if there is going to be no change inspite of voting for change,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/12/14)

Corruption as political weapon
Editorial The Island 
There are two things that all politicians seek mandates at elections to eliminate—poverty and corruption. But, as is common knowledge, they do precious little to make good their pledges. Instead, we have seen most politicians eliminate their own poverty through corruption while marketing their humble origins as the progeny of farmers and slum dwellers to woo and dupe poor voters. They amass so much of wealth through corrupt deals that they bequeath their children billions of rupees so that the latter can not only live in clover without being employed but also bribe the public with... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/12/14)

Parliament Jokes!
S. Akurugoda
According to a latest news item, the constitutional proposals drafted by the so-called Joint opposition to abolish the Executive Presidency within a 100-day timeframe, envisages the formation of a Parliamentary Affairs Committee, replacing the present system of control of Parliament by the Cabinet, paving the way for the Parliament to become the primary organ.  I remember there was a Sinhala film titled "Parliamentary Jokes' screened  few years directed by Ranjan Ramanayake , a actor and a parliamentarian.   Although I have not seen the film or unaware of what is in it, the titles came to my mind... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/12/14)

Tissa challenges UNP leaders to relaunch party machinery
Dharma Sri Abeyratne in Nawalapitiya  Courtesy The Daily News
 Former General Secretary of the UNP, Health Minister Tissa Attanayake challenged the UNP leaders to re-launch the presidential election campaign, commenced by him as the then UNP General Secretary. He added that the switch of the presidential election mechanism of the UNP was put off by him when he left the UNP. Therefore, the UNP leaders are now at a standstill and in difficulty by failing to re-launch the election machinery, he said. Minister Attanayaka said it was with much dedication... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/12/14)

JVP, UNP now silent about Sirisena’s siblings misconduct _ President
Dharma Sri Abeyratne in Nawalapitiya  Courtesy The Daily News

It was the JVP and the UNP that first spoke about corruption and misconduct of the siblings of common candidate Maithripala Sirisena, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. Addressing a UPFA election rally in Nawalapitiya yesterday, the President said the JVP and the UNP emphatically criticized the Brothers’ Company of Sirisena earlier revealing misconduct. “It is strange that they never utter a single world about that Brothers’ Company now. They have now changed the tune and are harping on the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/12/14)

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  • 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)
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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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