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Dirty tricks: How Tories bid for Tamil votes with indy pledge
Courtesy The National-The Newspaper that supports an Independent Scotland
TWO-faced Tory candidates in the suburbs of London have been caught trying to win votes among the Tamil community, promising a “two-state” solution to the troubles in Sri Lanka. The so-called two-state solution refers to a separate Tamil state – Eelam – in the northern and eastern parts of the divided island. Whilst prominent Tories are out on the campaign trail, offering Tamil voters the promise of a homeland whilst implacably refusing to countenance a referendum on Scottish independence. The controversial manifesto pledge on international tensions... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/19)

Swiss Mission ‘Kidnapping': Bid To Tarnish Gotabaya Image?
Parul Chandra Courtesy Strategic News International
NEW DELHI: Was a local employee of the embassy of Switzerland in Sri Lanka briefly abducted by some unidentified men as is being claimed by the Swiss mission? Or are the embassy's claims untrue as is being claimed by the Sri Lankan government? Amidst the counter-narratives being offered by the two countries, the truth has been the obvious casualty. Even more interesting, the staffer remains in the embassy with the Swiss claiming she's unwell. The spat began shortly after the swearing-in of Sri Lanka's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa last month. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/19)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 8
KAMALIKA PIERIS
“Voices of Peace” edited by Sarah Kabir, (2018) consists of a set of interviews with   members of the LTTE and the Sri Lanka armed forces taken together.  The book “weaves together” the narratives of ten former LTTE cadres and ten SLM personnel who fought at the front line in the Eelam war.   The purpose of the book is to see how front line fighters on the two sides viewed the Eelam War. The book was funded by Swiss Federal Dept of Foreign affairs, Expolanka, ONUR and private donors. A Tamil translation appears to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/19)

Insofar as India Remains a ‘Useful Idiot,' the Security of Both India and Sri Lanka Will be in Jeopardy.
Rajapakses, Geopolitics, ‘Eurocentric Developmentalism,' and the western hegemony (Part 21) Kudaligamage Geethanjana
Indo Lanka Accord was an outcome of a brawl between old school politics of the cold-war mentality of Indira Gandhi and Junius Richard Jayawardene. This outdated agreement must be renegotiated or entirely repealed for the benefit of both nations. “Age wayiraya” "ඇගේ  වෛරය" is a term not only related to the silver screen but also very much related to politics. There is a well-known piece of political advice shadowed through the ages, “never ever to mess with a woman in power.” J.R. Jayawardene, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/19)

Sinhalaese must vote Labour
Chanaka Bandarage
The British Conservative Party election manifesto in page 53 states: “We will continue to support international initiatives to achieve reconciliation, stability and justice across the world, and in current or former conflict zones such as Cyprus, Sri Lanka and the Middle East, where we maintain our support for a two-state solution”. The text is very clear. It is in plain, easy to understand English. That is, if the Conservative Party is elected to power at the 12 December 2019 general election, it will support a two state solution for Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/19)

“The Birth and the Demise of the UNP (Un-patriotic non-National Party)
(Addenda to the article on the above subject posted on December 6th, 2019 Lankaweb) Dr Sudath Gunasekara 7.12. 2019
Further to my previous essay on the above subject published on 6th Dec, I would like to add few more comments on the UNP that would be interesting to my readers.  JR had carefully selected two young brilliant politicians Gamini Disanayaka and Lalith Atulathmudali as potential future leaders to fill the vacuum of the party after him. In fact JR was grooming Gamini as his successor Gamini to be the next President. But Premadasa, (Just like what Sajit did... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/19)

Harim Pieris' Roadmap for the UNP with no mention of the Bond Scam
By Bodhi Dhanapala
A version of this article appeared in the Island Newspaper, 6th Dec) Harim Peries (HP), writing to The Island on Dec 5. about "The UNF loss and looking ahead", gives a road map for the UNP. It should make strange reading to most Sri Lankans except those who, by a Freudian slip, have pushed out of their minds some of the most important matters that led to the collapse of the UNP. In his essay, HP has not mentioned anywhere about the bond scams, the first of which was carefully planned by first... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/19)

The Guard Post: What Did Happen to Sajith?
By Udaya P. Gammanpila Courtesy Ceylon Today
"This is my last chance. My very first opportunity was sacrificed for Srima. The last two were sacrificed for Fonseka and Sirisena on the request of the party. I have been patiently waiting for this opportunity for the last 10 years; please don't grab it from me." This was the plea made by UNP Leader, Ranil Wickremesinghe, which however, received an unexpected response from his party colleagues. The vast majority said in unison that Sajith should be the Presidential Candidate instead of Ranil. To his surprise, even his childhood... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/19)

The Cardinal optimistic about the Presidential commission investigating Easter attacks
Hiru News
Archbishop his eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith appeared before the Presidential Commission investigating Easter attacks for a second day today. https://youtu.be/z-SLKl_8Ikc The Cardinal who made a statement before the Commission for nearly 4 hours yesterday behind closed doors, arrived at the Commission at around 9.30 this morning. The Cardinal testified before the commission for over 3 hours today. Speaking to media after testifying the Cardinal said he believes that justice will be meted out through the current Presidential commission.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/19)

කාදිනල් හිමිපාණන්ටත් විශ්වාසයක්
Hiru News
පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරය පිළිබඳ සොයා බැලීමට පත්කර ඇති වත්මන් ජනාධිපති කොමිසම තුළින් පීඩාවට පත් ජනතාවට සාධාරණත්වයක් ඉටු වේ යැයි තමන්ට විශ්වාස බව අගරදගුරු අති උතුම් මැල්කම් කාදිනල් රංජිත් හිමිපාණන් පවසනවා. https://youtu.be/z-SLKl_8Ikc පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරය පිළිබඳව සොයා බැලීමට පත්කළ ජනාධිපති කොමිසම හමුවේ අද දෙවන දිනටත් පැය 03 කට ආසන්න කාලයක් සාක්ෂි ලබාදීමෙන් පසු මාධ්‍ය වෙත අදහස් දක්වමින් උන්වහන්සේ මේ බව සඳහන් කළා. ඊයේ පස්වරු දෙකේ සිට 3.45 දක්වා කාදිනල් හිමිපාණන් ජනාධිපති කොමිසම සහ මාධ්‍ය ඉදිරියේ ප්‍රසිද්ධියේ සාක්ෂි ලබාදුන් අතර, පසුව පස්වරු 4.15 ට සිට පස්වරු 06 දක්වා ජනාධිපති කොමිසම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/19)

විදේශ අමාත්‍යංශයේ අනුදැනුමකින් තොරව එංගලන්තය මෙරට පවුම් මිලියන 10ක් ආයෝජනය කිරීම ගැන සොයා බැලිය යුතුයි - උදය ගම්මන්පිල
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
විදේශ අමාත්‍යාංශයේ දැනුවත් වීමකින් තොරව එංගලන්තය විසින් පවුම් මිලියන 10ක් මෙරට ආයෝජනය කර ඇත්තේ කුමන කරුණක් සඳහා ද යන්න වහා සොයා බැලිය යුතු බව පිවිතුරු හෙළ උරුමයේ නායක උදය ගම්මන්පිල මහතා පවසනවා. ඔහු මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ අද පෙරවරුවේ පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී. https://youtu.be/WrRr2F8rw7Y... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/19)

Sri Lanka says Brig. Priyanka’s conviction in UK ‘politically motivated’
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka Government on Saturday defended the action of one of its army officer charged by a UK court for making offensive gesture to LTTE supporters in London, saying that he is entitled to diplomatic immunity. Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, who was posted as a defence advisor at the Sri Lankan embassy in London in 2018, on Friday in absentia was found guilty by the UK court for making a hand signal to slit throats of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) supporters, who had gathered with the outfit’s flag to protest... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/19)

Colombo Port City officially declared part of Sri Lanka
Courtesy Ada  Derana
The 269 hectare of land of the Colombo Port City officially declared a part of Sri Lanka at an event graced by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa this evening (07). Accordingly, the Colombo Port City is now officially open for investments. https://youtu.be/cPNTT26SYIQ The ceremony was followed by a massive fireworks display which lit-up the Colombo city skies, commemorating the landmark moment. A commemorative stamp and first day cove was also issued in the presence of the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Chinese Ambassador to Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/19)

SWISS TIGERS Vs SRI LANKAN LIONS-Throw down the gauntlet.
Dr M D P DISSANAYAKE
The Game is on!   In less than a month since  Dr Gotabaya Rajapakse became the President of Sri Lanka, the notorious Switzerland has shown signs of aggression against the Government of Sri Lanka.   They are following a very outdated strategy.  That is: When there is a bad news about you, create a scenario to supersede the bad news, for a damage control.  The bad news against the Government of Switzerland was Nishantha De Silva Kandappa’s “ ostensible abduction” without complying  with Immigration rules of Sri Lanka.  Kandappa... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

Who wants Tamil Eelam – Who are asking Political Solutions?
By shenali Waduge
It was the Illanka Tamil Arasu Katchchi party that gave birth to the concept of a separate Tamil State in 1949 a year after Ceylon was given independence hardly valid grounds to claim ‘discrimination’ by Sinhalese since the island was under Western invader rule for 443 years since 1505. Since 1949 there have been various surrogates claiming to champion the Eelam cause and it has afforded political clout for those using Tamil Eelam as slogans while a set of others have found it also politically advantageous to plug themselves to this ‘separating... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

How to get VISA to seek asylum in a Western country
By shenali Waduge
The Swiss Embassy affair has shown how easy it is for people to get entry to live in a Western country and even have these Western countries arrange travel, air ambulance, hotel stay, a job, a house and put you over their own citizens by giving numerous welfare benefits too. But there is a process to follow. Create a fake story – the more bizarre the better Attempted abductions are the best. Claim to be abducted in a white van will give added points ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 7
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The Tamils living in the north were    admired as aggressors during the Eelam War.  After the war, they suddenly became ‘innocent victims’.  The Tamil population in the north is an innocent group   who have suffered during the war, said Tamil Separatist Movement.  The Tamils are an aggrieved people not aggressors, they added.  The Tamil people were the victims of the last phase of the war, said Jehan Perera. They lost their loved ones, lost their lands, their livelihoods. However, these so-called innocent people were not all that innocent, when in the 1970s they... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

සුද්දාට වැරදුන කොමාව හා සරදියෙල්ගේ තිත අතර වෙනස
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, ළ්ළ්.ඹ්.,Pහ්.ඬ්.
මිස්ටර් කෝබින්ලේබර් පක්‍ෂයේ නායක -දෙමළ ජනයා සමූල ඝාතනය කිරීමේලා ලංකාවේ රාජ්‍යය හා සිංහල ජනයා ක්‍රියාකරනවා යයි ඔබ හා ඔබේ උපනායකයා විසින් හිතාමතාම කරගෙනයන ව්‍යාජ, ජඩ, ක්‍රියාකලාපය නිසා එක්සත් රාජධානියේ සිටින සිංහල ජනයාගේ චන්දය ඔබලාට අහිමිවී ඇත. මා 1978 සිටම ඔබේ (ලේබර්) පක්‍ෂයේ චන්ද මධ්‍යස්ථාන නියෝජිතයෙකුව (පෝලින් ඒජන්ට්) සිටියා. දැන් ඉවසුවා ඇති. හුදෙක් බලයට ඒම සඳහාම අපේ අහිංසක මව්බිම ගැන බොරු බේගල් පතුරුවන ඔබලාට විරුද්ද්ධව චන්දය දීමට අපි තීරණය කලෙමු-. අයිවන්  අමරසිංහනොතැම්ටන් (ලන්ඩන්) ඉහතින් දැක්‌වෙන්නේ ලංකාවෙබ්, වෙබ් අඩවියේ 2019 නොවැම්බර් 30 දා පලවු පුවතකි. මෙය කොන්සර්වෙටිව් පක්‍ෂය නමැති බළලා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

Buddhist world must support Myanmar at the UN and International Court of Justice
By Senaka Weeraratna
Gambia, acting on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Co – operation (OIC), has filed a lawsuit against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), allegedly on the ground of committing the crime of Genocide. The Government of Myanmar has taken up the challenge to contest this case at the ICJ and the State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, in her capacity as the Minister for Foreign Affairs, will lead the legal team to defend her nation. Myanmar’s legal team is expected to argue that genocide did not occur,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

Ministers urged to address ‘Geneva issue’ meaningfully State minister’s assertion disputed
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
December 5, 2019, 10:04 pm  Global Sri Lankan Forum (GSLF) has requested Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and State Minister for Foreign Affairs attorney-at-law Susil Premajayantha to take tangible measures to neutralise the growing threat posed by accountability resolution adopted at the Geneva Human Rights Council in 2015. A senior spokesperson for the grouping said that the ministers were urged not to be lulled into a false sense of security. "With the next Geneva sessions scheduled for March 2020, the new administration should move fast," the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

India’s calculated Machiavellian Political Choreography and its Predicted Failure
Kanthar Balanathan, Australia DipEE(UK), GradCert(Rel Eng-Monash),DipBus&Adm(Finance-Massey), CEng. MIEE.
Tamil Nadu (TN) changed its name from Madras state to Tamil Nadu when CN Annathurai (CNA) of DMK assumed power. The only non-Dravidian party that held power was Congress and the Chief Minister was the then Kamarajar. The first post-independence assembly power was held by Indian National Congress (INC) by C. Rajagopalachari and Kamarajar, and the INC held power until 1967 when CN Annathurai of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam became the Chief Minister. Neither Congress or BJP is unable to capture power in the State of TN to-date. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

ගරු රංජිත් ද සොයියා මැතිතුමාගේ අභාවය පිළිබඳ ශෝක පණිවුඩය
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය
වෛද්‍ය ප්‍රතිකාර ලබමින් සිටින අතරතුර රත්නපුර දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රංජිත් ද සොයියා මැතිතුමාගේ අනපේක්‍ෂිත අභාවය පිළිබඳව ඇසීමෙන් මම මහත් ලෙස කම්පාවටත් සංවේගයටත් පත් වුණෙමි. රංජිත් ද සොයිසා යනු 2015 ජනවාරියෙන් පසු, ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්‍ෂයත්, පසුව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණත් නිර්මාණය කිරීමට එක් වූ විපාක්‍ෂික බලවේග වටා එක්වූ ජනතාව වීරයෙක් හැටියට පිළිගත් අයෙකි. අසාර්ථක හා මර්ධනකාරී ආණ්ඩුවකට එරෙහිව එඩිතරව නැගී සිටීමෙන් රංජිත් ද සොයිසා මැතිතුමා ජාතික තලයේ දේශපාලනඥයෙකු බවට පත්වි සිටියේය. කෘෂිකර්මාන්තය පිළිබද විශේෂඥයෙකු වූ සොයිසා මැතිතුමා, ගොවි ජනතාව සම්බන්ධ ගැටළු, විශේෂයෙන්ම සුළු අපනයන බෝග අංශය වෙනුවෙන් හඩ නැගූ දේශපාලනඥයෙකි. අපගේ ජයග්‍රාහී මොහොතේම ඔහුමේ ආකාරයෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

Condolence Message on the Passing Away of Hon. Ranjith de Zoysa
MEDIA RELEASE Mahinda Rajapaksa Prime Minister
I was shocked and saddened to hear of the untimely passing away of Ratnapura District Parlimentarian Hon. Ranjith de Zoysa while receiving treatment at a hospital in Singapore. He was a hero to the political forces that came together to form the Joint Opposition and later the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna after January 2015. He rose to national prominence as one of the most outspoken and fearless opponents of an unsuccessful and repressive government. A qualified agriculturist himself, Hon. Ranjith de Zoysa was vocal on matters affecting the farming community particularly... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

The birth and demise of UNP (Unpatriotic Non-national Party)
Dr. Sudath Gunasekara (SLAS)
The beginning The United National Party (UNP) was formed in 1946 by the merger of the Ceylon National Congress and the Sinhala Mahasabha to contest the first Parliamentary election of the Independent Ceylon under the Soulbury Constitution in 1948, to enable the Westminster system of Government to function smoothly (as they said) under a party system, as Political parties are considered essential to the working of representative government under a democratic system. It is said that it was Henry Monk Mason Moor, the then Governor (1944-1948) who suggested this... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

Kandy Man with long name who fought the Brits.
By Gary Brecher
You see some pretty sick stuff when you do my job, but I just read something sicker than any Congo cannibal buffet.   It’s an article by a posh little Limey named Jeremy Brown condemning the Sri Lankan Government for being too messy in putting down the LTTE, and demanding that we stop buying the cheap textiles the poor Sinhalese make their living churning out. What’s sick about this is that the British establishment destroyed the Sinhalese people completely.   Completely and purposely, sadistically; stole their land, humiliated and massacred their government and made it... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

New Challenge for Gota: International Eelam war?
BY DR UPUL WIJAYAWARDHANA Courtesy The Island
December 6, 2019, 9:42 pm Swiss cheese, called so because of distinctive holes, is known the world over. Though the holes in Emmental cheese originally were considered imperfections, these holes being created by the activity of bacteria in milk, cheeses with holes have become fashionable and it is said that more the holes, better the taste! These came to my mind when following the sequence of events of the alleged abduction of a Sri Lankan employee, working in the Swiss Embassy, as the holes in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

The Democracy of Purchase Politics
Courtesy The Island
December 6, 2019, 9:41 pm We are caught in a dual crisis. There is the unusual silence of Switzerland over the alleged complaint of its employee about a renewed white van situation. There is also the situation of leadership in the opposition. Government voices and the media has big focus on the Swiss silence, which is not unusual given the current political situation, of a new national leadership, and alleged attempts to raise old accusations. Just now it seems we will have to wait for the Swiss... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

Cardinal calls for banning of religious political parties ... says Indians informed him they alerted SL authorities of impending attacks four times
by Ratindra Kuruvit Courtesy The Island
Archbishop of Colombo, Malcom Cardinal Ranjith leaving after giving evidence before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing the Easter Sunday attacks yesterday. Pic by Dharmasena Weliptiyaa Archbishop of Colombo, Malcom Cardinal Ranjith yesterday informed the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing the Easter Sunday attacks that Indian High Commission officials had informed him that it had warned relevant authorities of an imminent terror attacks four times before April 21. The Security Council and other relevant institutions should have acted on this information without taking... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

Security Council should not have taken serious matters as a joke: Cardinal
Yoshitha Pererav Courtesy The Daily Mirror
While condemning the series of coordinated bombings that occurred on Easter Sunday, Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcom Ranjith today informed the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing the Easter Sunday attacks, the country’s Security Council and other relevant security institutions should have acted fast before the Easter Sunday Bombings since the information was available, without taking serious matters as a joke. Testifying before the Commission he said that after the attacks, the office of the Indian High Commission informed him four times that it had conveyed details about the possible... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

EXTRACTS FROM ' TAMIL TIGERS' DEBT TO AMERICA' : Intense Pressure of a Different Kind
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today
Daya Gamage worked at the American Embassy in Colombo, as the Sole Foreign Service National and a Political Specialist. He retired in 1994 and has been living in Las Vegas since retirement. After two years of concentration, he has been able to share his knowledge, understanding and his intimate professional association with the US Department of State in the form of a book - Tamil Tigers' Debt to America. Being aware of how America's foreign policy worked- sometimes in a strange manner, he has come out with an unbiased text... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

Gazette issued banning re-export of spices & allied products
Courtesy Adaderana
A Gazette notification has been issued prohibiting the re-export of key spices and allies products from Sri Lanka, with immediate effect. The Ministry of Finance, issuing a release yesterday (05), said no approval will be granted under the Finance Act-Commercial Hub Regulations of Sri Lanka to engage in entrepot and provision of logistic services to any re-export business or transshipment related to key local spices and allied products. https://youtu.be/gFxUSSd0yrA Accordingly re-export of pepper, areca-nut, nutmeg/mace, tamarind, cinnamon, clove, ginger, turmeric and cardamom will be barred hereafter. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

Cardinal gives 4-hour long statement to commission probing Easter attacks
Courtesy Adaderana
Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith left the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating into Easter Sunday attacks, a short while ago, after giving a nearly 4-hour statement. Cardinal Ranjith had arrived at the commission’s office located at BMICH premises at around 2.00 p.m. today (6) for the evidence hearing. He left the premises after providing a nearly 4-hour long statement to the commission, Ada Derana reporter said. https://youtu.be/Xo7Y-LL7YL0 The commission, headed by Court of Appeal Judge Janak de Silva, comprises Court of Appeal Judge Nissanka Bandula... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

Ajith Prasanna claims CID pressured navy officers to give false evidence
Courtesy Adaderana
The ‘War Heroes for Motherland’ Organisation today claimed that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had pressured several former navy officers and a former LTTE member to give false evidence in the case over the abduction of 11 youths in 2008. Convenor of the organization, Major (Retired) and Attorney-at-Law Ajith Prasanna, holding a press conference made these allegations which were corroborated by ex-navy officers and a former LTTE member who also addressed the media. They alleged that several former high-ranking officers of the CID had pressured them to give false testimonies against incumbent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

UK court finds Brigadier Priyanka Fernando guilty, imposes fine of GBP 2,400
Courtesy Adaderana
Westminster Magistrate’s Court in London today (06) imposed a fine of Sterling Pounds (GBP) 2,400 on former Defence Attaché at Sri Lanka High Commission in London Brigadier Priyanka Fernando who was charged for making a threatening gesture towards a group of L.T.T.E. supporters back in 2018. The hearing of the case was taken up before Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate) Emma Arbuthnot, who found Brigadier Fernando guilty of violating Section 4(A) of the Public Order Act. The chief magistrate, delivering her ruling said: “I have no doubt he intended to cause at... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/19)

Switzerland is flat, ladies and gentlemen
Malinda Seneviratne
Holes in the Swiss narrative gave rise to such memes It is not advisable to believe one’s own propaganda. That’s a basic rule in political engagement. Blurs vision. Flaws calculation. Usually results in egg on the face. Now consider an article by Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu published last Sunday titled ‘And so it has already begun.’ Here’s the intro: ‘And so it has happened already. The first white van abduction. An official of the Swiss Embassy, on her way to work, taken in for two hours. She apparently was involved... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/19)

Mock, Mock
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 
4 December 2019 Ambassador  Hanspeter MockAmbassador for Switzerland  in Sri Lanka63 Gregory's Road Colombo 7Sri Lanka Dear Ambassador HansPeter Mock: While your beautiful country is getting ready with mulled wine, Christmas Music, twinkling lights decking almost every tree around the country, and letting the aroma of baking Swiss Christmas cookies waft out of the slightly opened windows, and there is nothing more special than anticipating the magical run up to Christmas.  But you, this Swiss-man in Colombo got... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/19)

Swiss Embassy Staffer to be Flown to Switzerland
I. de Silva London, Ontario Canada
Hon. HansPeter Mick Ambassador for Switzerland in Sri Lanka 63 Gregory's Road Colombo 7 Sri Lanka Dear Sir:                          Reference Your Action to Fly a Sri Lankan Citizen and Her Family to Switzerland News reports claim that you have intervened to request the Sri Lankan Government to assist you in flying a Sri Lankan citizen and her family to Switzerland. Apparently this individual was stopped on the road, outside the embassy.  You claim that this individual is a staff member of the Swiss Embassy... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/19)

ඉන්දු ලංකා සබඳතා පිළිබඳ සිරිමා මැතිණයගෙන් පාඩමක්
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්
            වර්තමාන ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා නරේන්ද්‍ර මෝඩි අගමැති තුමාගේ  ආරාධනයෙන් ඉන්දියාවට සැපත් වූ අවස්ථාව දෙරට අතර රාජ්‍ය තාන්ත්‍රික සබඳතා ශක්තිමත් කිරීමක් වෙයි. එහෙත් එම සංචාරයේ දී මෝඩි ජනාධිපතිවරයා කළ කතාවෙන් ගම්‍ය වනුයේ ඔවුන් තවදුරටත් අන්‍යාකාරයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ දේශපාලනයට ඇඟිලි ගසන ආකාරයයි. මෙය දීර්ඝ කාලීනව හිතකර තත්ත්වයක් නොවේ. වසර හතරහමාරක් තිස්සේ රට තුළ පැවති අස්ථාවර තත්වයත් ව්‍යවස්ථා අර්බුදයත් නිසා එළඹෙන මැතිවරණය තෙක් මේ රටේ ශක්තිමත් පාලනයක් ස්ථාපිත වීම පමා වීමට තියෙන ඉඩකඩ වැඩිය. එවැනි අවස්ථාවක ඉන්දීය සබඳතා නිවරදී කර ගැනීම අත්‍යවශ්‍ය කරුණකි. මෙහිදී අපට සිහිපත් වන්නේ හිටපු අගමැතිණියක වන සිරිමා බණ්ඩාරනායක මැතිණිය ගේ දේශපාලන ධූර කාල... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/19)

“Sri Lanka Study Circle”
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(LankaWeb - 05/12/19)

WE CANNOT LIVE WITH YOUR LARRIKIN BEHAVIOUR
By Stanley Perera, Melbourne, Australia..
My dear Ambassador, Your recent larrikinish behaviour is looked upon down by the decent and civilized society.  In other words it is a shame on Swiss people.  To begin with, I must politely tell you to leave my country and go back to where you came from without creating disharmony amongst the Sri Lankan communities.  Your fabricated and larrririnish lies about the abduction and sexually abused staffer is seen as the lowest of the low which is also not up to a civilised ambassador.  Ambassador, please note that you are only an... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/19)

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

History

  • THE ANCESTRY OF RAVANA A close study of the Ramayana, particularly the last book or Uttara Kanda, reveals that Ravana, the enemy of Lord Rama, was not a Dravidian, as many people have thought, but related to the Sri Lanka, who are considered to be Aryans-that Ravana was a migrant to Sri Lanka from the Vedic family of the Yadus, perhaps deriving originally from the city of Mathura south of Delhi. The first wave of migrants to Sri Lanka from the north was from Gujarat and of the Yadu family, which dominated the southwest of India and from the region of Gujarat had access to the sea on which they travelled far in their trading and colonizing ventures. The Ramayana tells the Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka, had close connections with region of the Yadus, which included Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan up to Mathura south of Delhi.
  • Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
    123,000 BC - Oldest human found in Lanka - Pathirajawela in the deep South.
    12000 BC - MaduruOya findings World's oldest findings of the use of Steel, Copper, and irrigation technology
    7500 BC - Connections between Cambians, Sri Lankans, Ramayanaya & Mahabharataya The first wave of migrants to Sri Lanka from north India, were from the Yadu family from Gujarat. Yadus dominated the southwest of India (which included Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan up to Mathura, just south of Delhi).
    6000 BC - Lankan city on Mahamevuna Uyana - Archeologists uncovered 35 feet under the present Mahamevuna Uyana in Anuradapura,
    3000 BC - Sigiriya is considered the AlakaMandava of the Ravana
    2517 Ramayanaya and Sri Lanka According to Ramayana story, Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka, belongs to a family of migrants from North India who had close connections with region of the Yadus,
    2517 BC - Ravana gets killed in Balangoda during March, 2517BC Ravana, while attending to the wounds suffered in combat by Vibishana (his brother) in Balangoda,
    1000 BC - Sri Lanka has the latest technology : Iron technology is evident in SL
    900 BC - Anuradapura, a major town of, at least 10 Hectares (25 Acres). Anuradhapura was at least 10 ha in extent by ca. 900 BC (perhaps much more). By then prehistoric stone tool technology had been completely superseded by that of iron
    700 BC - Anuradapura Town, 50 Hectares (125 Acres) .
    600 BC - Earliest Proof of Brahmi writing in Lanka At 600-500 BC, the very first appearance of writing (in Brahmi letters almost identical to the Asokan script 200 years later) marked the beginning of the Early Historic period. This writing, radiocarbon dated on charcoal and checked by thermoluminescence dating, is inscribed on potsherds signifying the ownership. Among the names, was Anuradha.
    483 BC - Vijaya lands in Sri Lanka. Girihadu Seya is built in Thiriyaya. Buddha's relics are enshrined in Mahiyanganaya Dagaba Sarabu Maharahatan Vahanse picked Budda relics from the burning cortege and arrived in Mahiyanganaya
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"Human Rights Watch, one of the world's best-financed and most influential human rights organizations? It turns out that they cook the books about facts, cheat on interviews, and put out pre-determined conclusions that are driven more by their ideology than by evidence. These are serious accusations, and they are demonstrably true".-Alan Dershowitz Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
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Amnesty and HRW may research their material and appear to be neutral in their assessments every time, no one can really evaluate their impartiality unless one sets out to investigate their background funding, behind-the-scenes researchers and the influences under which they operate. Read "Gutter Tactics of Amnesty International (AI) in Sri Lanka"
http://www.ai-watch.net/

 

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