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The UN Panel must probe TNA-LTTE link
Shenali D Waduge
The UN Investigative Panel must probe TNA-LTTE links The UN investigative panel was mandated to conduct investigation during the period of the LLRC. That was between 2002 and 2009. The UNHRC has given itself an additional two years. With the LTTE designated as a foreign terrorist organization and following Sri Lanka proscribing 16 LTTE fronts and declaring 424 individuals incorporating the UNSC Resolution 1373 as supporting LTTE terrorists and with the UN Security Council Counter Terrorism Committee head in Colombo, the UNHRC cannot omit from investigation and comment in its March 2015 report the links between... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/10/14)

Blank forms for Tamils only from the UNHRC to file deceitful war crimes complaints against Sri Lanka
Patriots For United Sri Lanka 
To all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  We the majority of peace loving people of Sri Lanka appeal to you to not be misled by the deceitful practices, lies and criminal activities that have been the order of the day for the pro LTTE Diaspora and some proven, trained LTTE terrorists who have taken a Human Rights Persona after breaking all international conventions against Terrorism.   Infiltration to western countries by those with terrorist connections is a serious issue around the world. We the people of Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/10/14)

China must lead the Buddhist World
by Senaka Weeraratna
In as much as two global religions Christianity and Islam are today given leadership by powerful countries based in the West and Middle East respectively, the time has come for the oldest of the three global religions namely Buddhism to be backed by a powerhouse to dispel the widely circulated myth that it is a weak religion sustained by relatively weaker countries in Asia despite Buddhism's unmatched contributions to the sustaining of world peace, unqualified respect for the natural environment including reverence for the lives of all living beings and promotion of Ahimsa and non - violence... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/10/14)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Hill Shooting
Asoka WeerasingheKings Grove Crescent . Gloucester. Ontario . Canada
30 October 2014 The Editor The Hill Times Dear Editor: In your report on the Hill Shooting you say 'PM Harper vows to fight terrorism after Hill shooting but others urge caution.'  And so do I. If I were Prime Minister Harper, I would be careful to try to eliminate Terrorism as it has its drawbacks.  As he would  very likely be hauled in front of an International Crimes Court for Human Rights violations.  He knows what I am talking about, as he is one country leader who has been voicing voraciously... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/10/14)

Dr.Tilak Fernando
In the 1990s Britain was considered as one of the biggest aid donors to Sri Lanka. However, an unfortunate incident that sparked off in May 1991 managed to stir the hornet's nest by the then British High Commissioner, David Gladstone CMG (most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George - an order of chivalry founded on April 28, 1818 by George, Prince Regent, later King George IV), in Colombo causing much embarrassment to the decorated diplomat himself, who was a descendent of one time British Prime Minister, William Gladstone. David... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/10/14)

Does Ranil Wickremasinghe really want to lead Sri Lanka?
Shenali D Waduge
Let’s stop for a minute and take a step back before imagining how Sri Lanka would be under the stewardship of Ranil Wickremasinghe and just ask ourselves whether Ranil Wickremasinghe actually wants to lead Sri Lanka or does he simply enjoy the fanfare associated with bringing him to power? The question is important in the light of the fact that while he has been a serial failure in Presidential, General and even local government elections for decades he continues to remain the most popular opposition leader and we can but wonder whether he relishes that Opposition... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/10/14)

UNP Leader's Aspirations To Win Presidency Appears To be A Pipe Dream!
Lankaweb Weekly Editorial
October 29th. 2014  While most contestants of such competition dream of winning a Presidency during their lifetime they do so with an unblemished track record and the backing of the majority vote!! This seems hardly likely in the case of the UNP's Ranil Wickremasinghe as he has disentitled himself to the privilege on many counts and has virtually proven himself to be a mere power hungry aspirant to the title sans the credential needed a he has already had his chance and apparently totally blown it.  What shows him in the guise of a dreamer becomes painfully... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/10/14)

Sri Lanka must demand : Investigate the Investigation (UNHRC /UN and its Resolutions must be probed)
Shenali D Waduge
With just days for the UNHRC Panel to conclude accepting submissions it has emerged that the UNHRC has been cheating the system by providing UNHRC war crimes forms to only one party and that too clandestinely with links to LTTE-TNA. The shocking discovery immediately takes us back to sample formats appearing on internet to help Tamils compile cases against Sri Lanka during the Panel of Expert investigation. We now question how many of the ‘witnesses’ that the Panel of Experts claimed to quote from were bogus people. We question how many witness accounts were lies. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/10/14)

The Bear and Dragon Chronicles - Western Myopia
Eric Kraus Courtesy Russia Insider
Carnegie publishes a textbook case of getting the whole thing wrong. Out come the bear's (and dragon's) claws, shredding it piece by piece... The attentive reader will have noted an odd transformation in the Western narrative regarding Russia-China relations - the Bear and Dragon story which the current author has been arguing for over the past 15 years: Six months ago, the Western media were in unison, laughing off the suggestion that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/14)

interpreting Buddhism
By Nalin de Silva
October 28, 2014, 5:28 pm I thank Mr. Sena Mahwatta for responding on 24th October 2014 to my article on "Knowledge as construction" in The Island on September 10 2014. He says that he needs clarifications on two parts of my article. The first part is on my statement "I must admit that my Bududahama is not be the same as that of Budun Wahanse and I believe that only another Budun Wahanse and not even an Arahant can "know" the Budu Dahama of Budun Wahanse ". Then he goes on to state ‘Prof.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/14)

PRESS RELEASE Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington DC Washington DC, October 28: Senior officials of the Governments of the United States and Sri Lanka met recently in Colombo to continue their dialogue on trade and investment issues and for evaluating the progress under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) between the two countries. The officials discussed a wide range of issues including market access, the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), labor, trade promotion efforts, intellectual property rights, agriculture, and sector-specific investment challenges. Progress on trade and investment issues fosters economic growth and provides a strong foundation for greater economic... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 29/10/14)

Kanthar Balanathan, Australia
28th October 2014 Hon Justice CV Wigneswaran Chief Minister, Northern Provincial Council, No 26, Somasundaram Avenue, Chundukuli, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Dear Chief Minister, ACUITY - UNDERPERFORMANCE, LIMITATION & DRAWBACK, ON TAMIL POLITICIAN’S ACCOMPLISHMENT Introduction I am a SriLankan, and a strong Hindu with clear-cut belief in the Buddhist doctrine. I take the liberty to write to you, as a SriLankan Tamil / Australian, from a free country, which practices, honesty, justice, promote equal rights, and maintains freedom to all people, in an ideal democratic environment. Well, I can concurrently state that Australia is the best country... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/14)

Government to help less affluent Muslims to embark on the pilgrimage to Mecca
The Daily News
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said that he would devise a method that ensures equal opportunities for Muslims when they undertake the pilgrimage to Mecca. There was loud cheering from among the Musim folk present, upon the President’s announcement. While the rich travel to Mecca many times, the less affluent do not get so much as a single opportunity, President Rajapaksa observed. He added that he would devise a means which enables the less affluent to engage in the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lifetime. The President was speaking at Al Tharique Muslim Maha... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/14)

Caught Red-handed: UNHRC blank war crimes forms in the hands of TNA-LTTE
Shenali D Waduge
An UN investigation on Sri Lanka has been launched. The world was told that the UN investigation would be a transparent and fair investigation. The modus operandi behind blank UNHRC war crimes given by TNA to LTTE cadres to obtain signatures does not exactly fit into the criterion of transparent or fair investigation. The arrest of a LTTE un-rehabilitated cadre by Sri Lankan State authorities has put the cat out of the bag. With just days before the submissions to the Panel concludes while a TNA member (Ananthi Sasitharan) married to a key LTTE leader requests... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/14)

Investigation on Sri Lanka.
Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM Spokesperson United Sri Lanka Assn. New Zealand
To: OHCHR, Investigation on Sri Lanka. Dear Sir I write in response to your call for submissions on   “information …on alleged serious violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes allegedly perpetrated   from 21st February 2002 until   15th November  2011 in Sri  Lanka by either party to the armed conflict.” The main basis of the UNHRC instituted investigation on Sri Lanka, despite the longer period of cover, was the allegation that Sri Lankan forces achieved victory over the Tamil Tigers in their armed conflict at the cost of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/14)

 එස් ඩබ්ලිව්  ආර්  ඩී   බන්ඩා රනායක  හා මහින්ද රාජ පක්ෂ
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
 1936 දී බණ්ඩාරනායක  සිංහල මහා සභාව  පිහිටුවා රාජ්‍ය මන්ත්‍ර ණ සභා වේ සිටි  58 න්  14 ක් ම .  එහි අදහස් වලට නම්මා ගත්තේය. මේ නිසා ඩී  එස් හා ජේ ආර් . විසින් බන්ඩා ... ජාතිවාදියෙක් ලෙස හංවඩු ගසන ලදී.  සිංහලයන්ගේ උරුමය ගැන කතා කිරීම දී එස් ලාට ජාතිවාදයක් වුනේ මේ රොත්ත  පජාතික කළුසුද්දන් වූ නිසාය. බලපිටියේ රැස්වීමකදී බන්ඩා ........'''' මගේ ජාතිය වෙනුවෙන් ජීවිතය පුද දීමට මා ඕනෑම  මොහොතක සුදානම්. සිංහලයන්ට බාධාවක් කරන  කිසිවෙකු වේද ඔහුට අමතක නොවන  පාඩමක්    ඉගැන්වීමට මම සිතා සිටිමි.'''''-------ethnic  politics --------                                                             1945 04 02 සිංහල මහසභා  වාර්තාවල ............'''වතුකරයේ ඉන්දියානු දෙමල... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/14)

ගල් අ`ගුරු වංචාවේ ඇත්ත නැත්ත
අපි මොණරවිල
ශී්‍ර ලංකාවට ගල් අ`ගුරු ගෙන්වීමේදී සිදුවූවා යැයි කියන දූෂණයක් නිසා ලංකා විදුලි බල මණ්ඩලයට රුපියල් මිලියන 1507ක පාඩුවක් වූ බව විදුලිබල ඇමතිනිය පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී (23-10-2014) ප්‍රකාශ කළාය. ඒ ගල් අ`ගුරු නොසැපයීම නිසාවෙන්, බාල ගල් අ`ගුරු දහනය කිරීම නිසාවෙන්. ඒ සඳහා වූ අතිරේක බලශක්තිය තෙල් බලාගාර වෙතින් ලබා ගැනීම නිසාවෙන් ආදී ලෙසය. පුත්තලම ගල් අ`ගුරු බලාගාරයට ගල් අ`ගුරු සපයන්නේ ලංකා කෝල් සමාගම (LCC)  විසිනි. ඔවුන් ගල් අ`ගුරු ප්‍රසම්පාදනය සඳහා නොඛෙල් (Nobel Resources Ltd.)- සමාගම සමගද, ගල් අ`ගුරු ප්‍රවාහනය සඳහා රාජ්‍ය නැව් සංස්ථාව සමගද ගිවිසුම්ගත වී සිටිති. (2010 සිට) ලංකා කෝල් සමාගමේ අයිතිය ලංකා විදුලි බල මණ්ඩලය, මුදල් අමාත්‍යාංශය, නැව්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/14)

JHU strategy for presidential election
By Udaya Gammanpila
There is a common belief that the Jathika Hela Urumaya’s (JHU) days with the UPFA have now been numbered. People think that the JHU would quit the UPFA soon after announcement of the presidential election. However, they are confused about options available for the JHU after quitting the UPFA. Hence, let us explore the options available for the JHU.  The presidential election held in 2005 was extremely crucial for Sri Lanka since it marked a paradigm shift in its national policies adopted hitherto as Mahinda Rajapaksa who being elected President, decided to militarily defeat Tamil terrorism instead... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/14)

One arrested for collecting signatures on blank UN war crimes complaint forms LTTE trained civilian arrested with six signed forms, brought to Colombo
By Shamindra Ferdinando  Courtesy Island
October 27, 2014, 8:17 pm Acting on information received from the public, the police have arrested a person tasked by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to collect signatures on blank ‘UN war crimes complaints forms’ in the Vanni region. A senior security official said that the suspect had undergone compulsory LTTE combat training for about a month during the war. Responding to a query, the official alleged that the suspect had been seen in the Mulankavil area, arrested over the weekend and brought to Colombo for further questioning. The official said that the collection... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/14)

Will Tamils be satisfied even if Eelam is given?
 Shenali D Waduge   
Leaving aside the LTTE and other armed militant role in the terror that unfolded for most of post-independent Sri Lanka, it is no better a time to seriously wonder if Tamils in Sri Lanka or Tamil Diaspora holding foreign passports as well as those vying to hold foreign passports would finally be happy if they were to be handed Eelam. The question is important for several reasons and takes us to ask exactly who wishes to have Eelam and why Eelam is so important to them. The better question is for whom is Eelam actually... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/14)

Is Yasmin Sooka biased and prejudiced against Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge
Yasmin Sooka was selected by Ban Ki Moon the UN Secretary General as one of his 3 member panel to advise him on the last three months of the conflict in Sri Lanka. That report was released in March 2011. Thereafter, Yasmin Sooka’s name has appeared numerous times associated with a globally funded campaign against Sri Lanka. It is for the readers to take stock of the connections and determine themselves the global nature of the vilifying campaign a country that eliminated terrorism has been subject to. Yasmin Sooka is the Executive Director of the Foundation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/14)

කළු සුද්දන්ගේ සම්භවය හා ආධිපත්‍යය (6)
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
දොස්තර මහත්තයා හා වෙද මහත්තයා     මේ දවස්වල නලින් ද සිල්වා (ගණිත විද්‍යාව, මැත්) හා චන්ද්‍රේ ධර්‍මවර්‌ධන (රසායන විද්‍යාව, කෙමිස්ට්‍රි) අතර පවතින - නාථ දෙවියන්-ආසනික්-වකුගඩු රෝගය- අදාළ ගැටුම තුලින් ලංකාවේ කළුසුද්දන් කියන්නේ කවුද යන කරුණට අදාලව යම් අවබෝධයක් ලබාගත හැකි වේවි ද කියා මට සිතුනි. මා ඒ ගැන සිතන්නේ භූගෝල විද්‍යා, නීති විද්‍යා ඉගෙන ගත්, ලංකාවේ, කැනඩාවේ හා ඇමෙරිකාවේ සමාජ ක්‍රම ගැන යම් දැනුමක් ඇති කෙනෙක් වශයෙනි. භූගෝල විද්‍යාව ස්ථාන ගැන හදාරණ විෂයයක් (ලොකේෂනල් ඇනැලිසිස්) වශයෙන් සමහරු හඳුන්වා දුන්නේය. කැනඩාවේ ජීවත්‌වන චන්ද්‍රේ ලංකාවේ ගම් නගර වල අතීත මුල් නම් සිංහල නම් බව පෙන්වීමට විශාල කැපකිරීමකින් ක්‍රියා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/14)

Contaminating Confucius: Christianity in China
by  Sandhya Jain Courtesy vijayvaani.com
Bismarck understood that the meaning of the concept of separation of Church and State was not that the State should have no religion, nor even that it should not discriminate between citizens on the basis of religion. It was that the Church – hitherto the dominant religio-political entity of European life – should be subordinate to the State (government). In other words, the nation-state, as opposed to the trans-national Church, would be the arbiter of all institutions and individuals within its boundaries. And no ruler, particularly no German king, would ever again kneel before a Pope... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/14)

Malin Abeyatunge
 Majority of the Sri Lankan population will never forget the stance taken by the previous and the present Canadian rulers on Sri Lanka  when we faced LTTE terrorist terror over the last three decades. Canada nurtured LTTE and made a safe haven for the Tamil terrorists fleeing from Sri Lanka as refugees and asylum seekers making them the vote decider in many electorates. Canada now has the highest Sri Lankan  Tamil population outside Sri Lanka and many of them being ex-LTTE cadres and supporters of  LTTE terrorist outfit. There is currently a Sri Lanka-Canadian Tamil woman MP who... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/14)

Why President  Mahinda Rajapakse should be re-elected for the third time ?
By Charles.S.Perera
When Sri Lanka was still a British Colony we were told that we should be like the English men.  They said the  white men were punctual, authoritative, honest, fair, just and reasonable.  It is only meeting them in their own natural surroundings we learnt that all that we were told about them was rubbish. We see them today- the politicians of the West , vindictive, dishonest, manipulative, egoist, unjust , unfair and least concerned about others, working for their own benefit retaining their grip over the underprivileged natives Someone said that the Judges of the EU  would... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/14)

Canada Gets an Introduction to Terrorism
Dr D. Chandraratna Perth
Though the topic under discussion in this essay, the Canadian terror episode, from the Sri Lankan perspective can be tackled in a hell cattish brew of fury and vengefulness, to do so will be to diminish oneself and the country. Sad indeed is the Ottawa murder of an innocent young man who was only doing the duty to his nation as recompense for the sacrifice his forebears endured in the name of freedom. But in spite of the fact that the Canadian Government as well as the Embassy in Colombo humiliated Sri Lanka at every... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/14)

ක්‍රිස් නෝනිස්: 'ලංකාවට ආවොත් පහර දෙනවා කිවුවා'
සරෝජ් පතිරණබීබීසී සිංහල සේවය
පැය 8 කට පෙර යවන්න "මම වීදි සටන්කාරයෙක්. තමුසේ නිකම්ම නිකම් මහ කොමසාරිස් කෙනෙක්" කියමින් පහර දුන්නා - ආරංචිමාර්ග. පහර දුන්නේ නෑ - සජින් වාස් කෙදිනක හෝ යළිත් වරක් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට පා තැබුවහොත් පහර දෙන බවට සජින් ද වාස් මන්ත්‍රීවරයා තර්ජනය කිරීම හේතුවෙන් බ්‍රිතාන්‍යයේ හිටපු ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ කොමසාරිස් වෛද්‍ය ක්‍රිස් නෝනිස් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට පා තැබීමට බියෙන් පසුවන බව ඉතා විශ්වාස කටයුතු ආරංචි මාර්ගයකින් බීබීසී සංදේශයට වාර්තා වේ. පසුගිය සැප්තැම්බර් 23 වැනි දින රාත්‍රියේ (24 වැනි දින උදෑසන) ශ්‍රී ලංකා ගුවන් සේවයේ නිවුයෝක් නුවර නියෝජිත ඩිලාන් ආරියවංශගේ නිවසේ පැවති රාත්‍රී භෝජන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/14)

13 අ  සහ පළාත් සභා  වලට විරුද්ධ එකෙක් වත් ජනපති කමට ඉල්ලන්නේ නැද්ද?
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
ඉස්සර නම්  කීපදෙනෙක් මේගැන විරුද්ධව කතාකළහ. ඒ ගැන සෑහෙන බලවේගයකුත් ති බි නි. තැන සේරම කතා කරන්නේ දූෂණ නැතිකිරීම සහ රට සංවර්ධනය කිරීම ගැන  පමණකි  සේරම අර ප්‍රශ්නය යට ගසති.  ශ්‍රී  ල නි පය  ත් ජ වී පෙ ත්  හෙළ උරුමයත්  ඉස්සර කී දේ දැන් නොකියන්නේ ඇ ය් . නියම ශ්‍රී ල නි පය  13 ට විරුද්ධය, චන්ද්‍රිකාගේ ශ්‍රී ල නි පය  විකුර්තියකි  ඇය  ප්‍රතිපත්ති වෙනස් කලේ  ජනතා මතය සලකා බලා නොවේ  නළු බට්ටා සමග එකතුව  පල්ලිය කියන විදිහටය. එහෙත් බොහෝ  කාලකන්නි ශ්‍රී ල නි පයන්ට එය තේරුනේ නැත උන් හිතුවේ චන්ද්‍රිකා නියම බඩුවක්,  නියමෙට දෙය් ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/14)

India conveys concern at China presence in Sri Lanka
Courtesy The Hindu
India has expressed serious concern to Sri Lanka over China’s increasing military presence on the island, it is reliably learnt. Official sources in New Delhi told The Hindu that Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s India visit last week was for a meeting in this connection. The Defence Secretary, who is the brother of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, met National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley. “The meeting was held to raise the issue of a Chinese submarine calling at a Sri Lankan port last month. It is of serious concern to India's... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/14)

Did Gotabaya Precipitate The Crisis With Chris Nonis?
By Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha
In the course of the frenetic travel programme I had set myself before the usual budget period, I had just two days in Sri Lanka last week. They were packed, with Parliament, and an overnight stay with a cousin visiting after several days, and the 92nd birthday of my most distinguished aunt, but also a couple of interviews as well as meetings with two ambassadors. Though I feel increasingly despondent, I continue to defend the war record of the government, and indeed feel that some of the absurdities now occurring spring from the bitterness... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/14)

Travel Experiences You’ll Find Only in Sri Lanka
From taking tea at Sir Thomas Lipton’s first factory to paying respects to the Buddha’s tooth, four unique tourist experiences on the island nation of Sri Lanka.SRI LANKA SEEMS to be at a tipping point. Five years after the end of its quarter-century-long civil war, tourists are being lured back to Sri Lanka by friendly locals and an abundance of natural and man-made beauty. This petite island nation—totaling just 25,000 square miles but including the 4.5 million-resident city of Colombo—offers everything from leopard safaris and surfing to ancient temples and complex curries. Here, four experiences that... -Full Story-
(online.wsj.com - 27/10/14)

What is Tamil National Alliance main constituent party ITAK trying to hide?
Shenali D Waduge
We do not want to hear that ITAK confirms it stands for a federal solution within a united Sri Lanka. We do not want to hear that ITAK only wishes self-rule in a unitary Sri Lanka. We simply want to know from ITAK whether ITAK Constitution of 1949 and the amendment to that Constitution in 2008 is Federal or Confederal and whether ITAKs aims and objectives are Federal or Confederal. Is it not peculiar to find ITAK’s representatives and the TNA going all out to make statements but evading from answering whether their constitution is federal... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/10/14)

 Are we trying to disfigure the actual form and shape of the message of Islam; this question really becomes agonizingly painful to me whenever I try to go deep into Allama Iqbal’s concept of the Muslim Community; and this question compels me ponder over the other side of the picture. Allama Iqbal was of the opinion that the Muslims living all over the world belong to one community, they obey the same Lord , follow the preaching of the same Prophet (PBUH) and seek guidance from the same Book which is a complete code of life for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/10/14)

Kalinga Seneviratne in Baoji, China
With an impressive display of Chinese Buddhist culture and hospitality, China laid claims to giving leadership to the Buddhist world, by hosting over 600 international delegates for the 27th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) at this historic city in north western China from 16th-18th October. The conference theme of “Buddhism and Public-Benefit Charity” laid the path of Buddhist collaboration, especially in mobilizing financial and spiritual resources to advance the development of Buddhist communities across the world in a compassionate... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/10/14)

Rajapaksa Boosts Salaries, Pensions targets tax evaders
Special Budget News
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is banking on South Asia’s fastest economic growth to boost spending on pre-election handouts without halting a record improvement in public finances.He unveiled plans to narrow the budget deficit to an almost 40-year low of 4.6 percent of gross domestic product amid an expansion rate of about 8 percent. Rajapaksa set the minimum wage for state workers at 15,000 rupees ($115) a month, while raising a cost of living allowance to 10,000 rupees, and pledged to eradicate salary anomalies among railway employees. He offered a guaranteed price of 60 rupees a liter... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/14)

Technology, Research and Atomic Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says Lanka Coal has not followed tender procedure since 2012
By Maheesha Mudugamuwa Courtesy Island
October 24, 2014, 8:33 pm Technology, Research and Atomic Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka yesterday maintained that since 2012 the Lanka Coal Company (LCC) which was the sole importer of coal to Sri Lanka had been doing so without adhering to proper tender procedure. Minister Ranawaka was responding to the Power and Energy Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi at a press conference held at his Ministry premises yesterday. It was reported that the Minister Wanniarachchi as having said that the CID had commenced investigations into a recently imported consignment of coal for the Norochcholai Power Plant.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/14)

බලශක්ති ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ වංචාකරයන්ට තරාතිරමනොබලා දඬුවම් දිය යුතුයි
එවකට විදුලිබල ඇමති වූ පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක අමාත්‍යවරයා
සිදු කරනු ලබන ඕනෑම ස්වාධීන පරීක්ෂණයකට උපරිම සහය ලබාදීමට ඇමති චම්පික සූදානම් •    පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී හර්ෂද සිල්වාට සහ ඇමති පවිත්‍රා වන්නිආරච්චිට ඇමති චම්පිකගෙන් පැසසුම් •    වංචා සහ දූෂණ සොයාබැලීමට අනිවාර්යෙන්ම ව්‍යවස්ථාපිත ආයතනයක් පිහිටුවිය යුතුයි. පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී හර්ෂද සිල්වා ඇසූ ප්‍රශ්නයකට, ඊයේ(23) පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී පිළිතුරු සැපයූ ඇමතිනී පවිත්‍රා වන්නිආරච්චි ප්‍රකාශ කර සිටියේ 2012 වර්ෂයේ නොරොච්චෝලේ බලාගාරයට ගල් අඟුරු ආනයනය කිරීමේදී රුපියල් මිලියන 1507 ක වංචාවක් සිදුවී ඇති බවයි. එවකට විදුලිබල ඇමති වූ පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක අමාත්‍යවරයා අදාළ සිදුවීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් තමන් ගත් තීන්දු සහ ඊට අදාළ ලිපි ලේඛන හා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/14)

National Council for an Immaculate Tomorrow පිවිතුරු හෙටක් උදෙසා ජාතික සභාව
Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution  proposed by the National Council for an Immaculate Tomorrow පිවිතුරු හෙටක් උදෙසා ජාතික සභාව
An Act to Amend the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka BE it enacted by the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as follows:  Short title    Amendment of Article 30 of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka This Act may be cited as the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution-... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/14)

How far is the Sri Lankan Education authorities contributing to the decline of Education in Sri Lanka?
Shenali D Waduge
From the day a child is born parents rich or poor think of how to bring up their bundle of joy and how to educate him/her. Time, effort and lots of money is spent to educate one’s children at every level upto higher education. Children are thus expected to study and take their potential to greater heights. Education authorities on their part are expected to ensure that the education of the country at every level takes place in a seamless, uncorrupt and strategic way in order to mould the future assets of Sri Lanka. None of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/14)

Terror attacks in Canada
Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM
Dear Editor, The terror attacks in Canada Parliament & War Memorial  come as no surprise to watchers of Canada's soft touch to terrorism, especially when they are not the victims. Canadian prime minister Harper has been a most vociferous orchestrator of Tamil Tiger Terrorist initiated unsubstantiated criticism of Sri Lanka ,who were their victims for three decades. Canada has also provided safe haven to the largest Tiger Diaspora in the world. This is a message to other potential terrorists that Canada has a soft touch to terrorism that could be exploited . What goes around,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/14)

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    123,000 BC - Oldest human found in Lanka - Pathirajawela in the deep South.
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    6000 BC - Lankan city on Mahamevuna Uyana - Archeologists uncovered 35 feet under the present Mahamevuna Uyana in Anuradapura,
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    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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