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RANIL WICKREMASINGHE - THE DICTATOR! BLOCK 19A - WHY EMPOWER K9 SUFFERING FROM RABIES?
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
Mr Ranil Wickremasinghe, who became the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka through the back door has so far conducted the affairs of the nation as a Dictator.  Even though he has no Executive Powers yet, his methodologies of governance fall short of democratic methods.    His rise to the power with the help of Western Nations and India had infuriated the general public of Sri Lanka.  President MS under obligation to RW,  has so far failed to bring RW in line with the powers vested in the Prime Minister under the current constitution. The current... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/15)

කිරිඇල්ලගේ තවත් හෙළිදරවුවක්
නලින් ද සිල්වා
මෛත්‍රිපාලට කෙසේ වෙතත් රනිල්ට ගෙදර යෑමට කාලය පැමිණ ඇත. ඔහු යන දිනය නිශ්චිත ව කීමට නොහැකි වුවත් බරක් ඔබාමාට, ජෝන් කෙරීට, නරේන්ද්‍රසිං මෝදිට, සෝනියා ගාන්ධිට, ඩේවිඩ් කැමරන්ට, එඩ් මිලිබෑන්ඩ්ට, විදේශීය ඔත්තු සේවාවලට හා දෙමළ ජාතිවාදීන්ට අවශ්‍ය අන්දමට මෙරට පාලනය කිරීමට නොහැකි බව රනිල් මෙන් ම මෛත්‍රිපාල ද තේරුම් ගත යුතු ය. මෛත්‍රිපාල හා රනිල් විජාතිකයන්ට බැළ මෙහෙවර කිරීමට සූදානම් වුවත් සිංහලයන්ගෙන අතිමහත් බහුතරය මහත් වූ අභිමානයකින් ඒ ප්‍රතික්‍ෂෙප කරති. මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන හා මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ අතර සමගියක් වන්නේ නම් එහි පදනම විය යුත්තේ රටේ ස්වෛරිභාවය ය හා ඒකිය බව ය, ඔත්තු සේවාවලින් නිදහස් වීම ය. ඒ සඳහා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/15)

Sirisena's choice: SLFP “hand” or Queen's hand?
H.L.D. Mahindapala
On January 8th, 2015 the nation elected Maithripala Sirisena believing that he would make a difference. His main task was to preside over the constitutional transition from a presidential system to a parliamentary system. To impress that he was not craving for power he promised to be the one-term caretaker president who will be happy performing his ceremonial duties. So far he has failed to do his main task of changing the presidency into a parliamentary democracy as promised. Even the Supreme Court has knocked him back on this issue. And he is not  quite sure whether... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/15)

Constitutional Reforms: Conspiracy against Majority Sinhalese – say NO to 19th amendment
Shenali D Waduge
Let us get down to the crux of the matter. Sri Lanka is a small nation but it is a small nation with a very long recorded history and a longer civilizational history. The nation was built with a history and the hela people today make up over 70% of the population. If elsewhere it is an internationally accepted right that the will of the majority prevails why should it be different in Sri Lanka? Ever since 1505 attempts have been made to dilute the powers of the Sinhalese through various ways.  An article by Presidents... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/15)

The Proposed 19th Amendment to the Constitution- Who's Purpose
 Manohara R. de Silva
The declared objective of the 19th Amendment was to abolish the Executive Presidency and to establish “Independent Commissions” as it was supposed to have been  done under the 17th Amendment. The 19th Amendment Bill sought to transfer almost all of the powers of the President to the Prime- Minister. The Supreme Court has however declared against the abolition of the Executive Presidency in this manner, without resorting to a Referendum. The Supreme  ourt has expressed its views as follows; "The People in whom sovereignty is reposed having made the President as the Head of the Executive in terms of Article 30... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/15)

සිංහලයන්ට සුද්දන්ගේ ඒරාෂ්ටකය ලබයි
නලින් ද සිල්වා
මේ  ලැබූ අවුරුද්ද බතින් බුලතින් කෙසේ වෙතත් බුලටින් (වෙඩි උණ්ඩ මෙන් ම නිවේදන ද යන ද්විත්ව අරුතින්) සපිරි අවුරුද්දක් වීමට ඉඩ ඇත. මෙය ජ්‍යොතිෂය අනුව කරන අනාවැකියක් නොව දේශපාලන ලෝකයෙහි සිදුවීමට ද එහෙත් වළක්වා ගැනීමට ද හැකියාව (සම්භාවිතාවක්) ඇති කරුණකි. සුද්දන්ගේ ඒරාෂ්ටකයක් සිංහලයන්ට ලබා ඇත. සිංහලයන්ගේ ලග්නාධිපති නීච ය. අඟහරු ද නීච ය. රාජ්‍ය ආරක්‍ෂාවක් නැත. පික්පොකට් රාහු ස්වක්‍ෂෙත්‍ර වී ඇත. සුද්දන්ගේ දැනුමෙන් පීඩා විඳින අපට (ගුරු මෙන් ම බුධ ද වසර දෙසියයක් පමණ නීච වී ඇත) මේ ඒරාෂ්ටකය තරමක ප්‍රශ්නයක් වනු ඇත.  ඇමරිකාවේ රාජ්‍ය ලේකම් ජෝන් කෙරී අලුත් අවුරුද්දට සුබ පැතුම් නිකුත් කර ඉංගිරිසි පැය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/04/15)

TO BELONG OR NOT BELONG IS THE QUESTION
Rowena Sepali Fernando in London
Being born to Sri Lankan parents, yet growing and presently living/working in London, has created a somewhat disconnection to my motherland and sense of misplacement to my current land! Yet from early years I was always visiting Sri Lanka with family where we would visit other family members whilst absorbing the scenic beauty of the country. These early memories are hazy like a passing cloud; yet when I grew to the age of 16 years and what is considered by UK standards to be a young adult! (Still a child by my parents’ standards),... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/04/15)

A call for present day 'Gemunu's and 'Viharamaha Devi's - our youth
Tissa Gunatilaka, Sydney
It seems that we Sinhala Buddhists play ball to ball without having an overall strategy against the present dilemma, like our cricket team which consists of bunch of misfits. When My3 & Ranil (with the trickery of that woman behind) send different balls at a time: today it is a bribery ball, yesterday it was a foreign account ball, day before 19th amendment ball, a week ago helicopter account ball, a few weeks ago it was.... we bend our backs to deflect those balls everyday, without being able to effectively score within the required run rate.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/04/15)

Ranil and UNP Forfeit ‘Corruption’ Issue over Bond Fraud
Metteyya Brahmana
One of the main reasons Maithripala was able to secure enough majority Buddhist votes to defeat Mahinda in January’s election is by promising to clean up the corruption.  Securing three quarters of Tamil and Muslim votes along with UNP votes would have still left Maithripala well short of 50%of the vote to win, so the corruption issue was critical to his very slim 51% victory. Now we discover that Ranil is no better than Mahinda on corruption, and may actually be worse if you look at his actions in covering up the bond fraud by the Central... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/04/15)

War crimes: A comment on what experts say
By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy Island
The comments presented below are in response to an edited and abbreviated version of a legal opinion by Sir Desmond de Silva on "Permissible parameters of collateral damage" carried by The Island of April 10, 2015. The article states: "Currently whether or not an attack that results in civilian deaths is legal under international humanitarian law depends on whether the attack meets the requirements of three principles: (1) Distinction; (2) Military Necessity and (3) Proportionality. A violation of international humanitarian law only occurs if there is an intentional attack directed against civilians, or if an... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/04/15)

මං අල්ලස් අරං නෙමෙයි දීලලූ.. අල්ලස් කොමිසමේ චෝදනා ගැන මහින්ද සිනාසිසී කියන කතාව.. [Video]
තමන්ට අල්ලස් කොමිසම හමුවේ පෙනී සිටින්න යයි ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇති චෝදනා සම්බන්ධයෙන් තමන් පුදුමයට පත් වූ බව හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජක්‍ක්‍ෂ මහතා පවසයි.
https://youtu.be/MMcuScQXfOk... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/04/15)

අල්ලස් කොමිසමේ සභාපතිනිය ඉවත් කළ යුතුයි
නලින් ද සිල්වා 
යමපාලනයට දින සියය පිරී ඇත. මේ දින සියය ඇතුළත කෙරී ඇත්තේ මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ ආණ්ඩුව විසින් වැඩ අරඹන ලද ගොඩනැගිලි පාරවල් ආදිය විවෘත කිරීමත් සුදු කොඩි කතාව කියමින් ඊනියා යුද්ධාපරාධ චෝදනා ඇරඹූ සරත් ෆොන්සේකාට දිය නොහැකි ෆීල්ඩ් මාෂල් ධුරයක් ලබාදීමත්, නොයෙකුත් දුෂණවල නිරත වීමත්, දේශපාලනය වෙනුවට මෛත්‍රිය පාලනය කර ද්වේෂය වර්ධනය කිරීමත් ය. අද මෛත්‍රිපාල බොරු අඳෝනා නගමින් ඉන්දියාවේ හා බටහිර න්‍යාය පත්‍රයට අනුව කටයුතු කරයි. රනිල් කෙරි වෙනුවෙන් ඒ සියල්ල අධික්‍ෂණය කරයි.  අල්ලස් හෝ දූෂණ චෝදනා විමර්ෂන කොමිසමේ සභාපතිනිය රනිල්ගේ මිතුරකුගේ භාර්යාව බව පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ දී රනිල් ම ප්‍රකාශ කර ඇත. ඇයට විරුද්ධව ද එම කොමිසම ඉදිරියේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/04/15)

Govt.’s 100 days program in Health Ministry a mega flop-Benefits of new Drugs Policy have so far not reached the people ­­- GMOF
Courtesy Island
The Government Medical Officers’ Forum (GMOF) says that the government’s 100 days program in the Health Ministry was an utter failure and a mega flop. The only namesake achievement in this sector was to push through the Drugs Policy in parliament, which even many parliamentarians didn’t know much about. Stakeholders were kept in the dark. The drugs regulatory authority, including the DGHS, also had no idea about this new piece of legislation, the trade union asserted in a statement. After the passage of the Drugs Policy for the sake of a promise to the people, the government... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/04/15)

Cairn India pulling out of oil, gas explorations in Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adederana
Since Cairn India is reportedly to pull out of its offshore fuel and natural gas explorations within the Mannar Basin in Sri Lankan waters, it has been revealed that the government has been compelled to look for new entities to continue drilling these deposits. According to reports, with increasing pressure on Cairn India due to the fall of fuel prices in the world market, it has decided that the offshore fuel exploration in the Mannar Basin of Sri Lanka is not a priority. The company has instead decided to further strengthen its oil production from its fields... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/04/15)

India Will Pay a Heavy Price for Hegemony in Indian Ocean Region
Dilrook Kannangara
When a Chinese submarine docked in Colombo for supplies, India was needlessly worried. In retaliation India regime changed the Rajapaksa administration installing a puppet regime. This follows India applying the Monroe Doctrine to dominate the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). To assist in its empire building work, India has bought an outdated Soviet aircraft carrier, modernising its military, importing weapons in record numbers and expanding its above surface and below surface military platforms in the ocean. In addition India is building choke points in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and, in Sri Lanka to harass and pressure Chinese commercial... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/04/15)

Foreign-imposed regime change violates UN Charter: Who will defend Sri Lanka?
Shenali D Waduge
  The flagrant violation of diplomatic norms and general decency has been flouted by nations boasting to be ‘civilized’. Steered by America, contrived behind the scenes by Britain and assisted on ground by India there is a little doubt that a regime change took place on 8 January 2015. Of irrelevance was the faults of the former regime for even without or with faults if the former regime had relations with China, that government would have been doomed. Diplomacy cannot be written according to what suits the geopolitical agendas of corporate America, colonial mindset Britain (GCHQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/04/15)

MR challenges govt. to reveal ‘secret bank accounts’ ... frowns on US, Indian agencies
Courtesy Island
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has challenged the government to substantiate its claim that he, his wife, Shiranthi or sons, Namal, Yoshitha or Rohitha maintained ‘illegal or secret offshore accounts in any foreign bank’ The following is the full text of statement issued by the former President: "Prominent members of the government have been spreading rumours about billions of Dollars stashed abroad in secret offshore accounts by me, my wife and sons. The allegation is refreshed from time to time through strategically placed media reports about American and Indian financial intelligence bodies joining in the search and special... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/04/15)

Lurking danger in 19th Amendment to the special status of Buddhism enshrined in Article 9 of Sri Lanka's Constitution -Proposals for consideration
Senaka Weeraratna
The Supreme Court deleted the proposed Article 33 (1) in the 19th Amendment which states ‘that the President shall be the symbol of national unity’ in response to submissions made by lawyers that it was redundant because the national flag as set out in the Constitution already performed that role. However the submissions made by other lawyers such as Mr. J. Chula Boange that the proposed Article 33 (2) (b) under the 19th Amendment that ‘ it was the duty of the President to ensure the preservation of religious and ethnic harmony’ was inconsistent with the pre-... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/04/15)

: Open Letter to Hon. Maithreepala Sirisena by S B Lokuge
S B Lokuge
Hon Maithreepala Sirisena President The Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Dear Hon Sir, Today I am writing to you with all the respect due to you as the president of our country on the last day of your 100 day programme. Tomorrow will be a different day as we judge you by the way you have performed in those 100days, what you have achieved, if you have honoured your election manifesto to eliminate corruption and create a just society. During the election campaign, you talked about corruption in the previous government in which you were an... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/04/15)

Introducing Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe
In case you have not seen this....what frauds these people are!​
Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe visiting Elpitiya in an Air Force Helicopter to inaugurate just another Free WIFI zone under "Yahapalanaya". Is this fueled, operated and maintained by water? This would have been OK if not the same people did not criticize the previous government for using helicopters. Moreover, Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe enjoying a VVIP ride within the 100 days. Hon. Wickramasinghe extensively uses Air Force Helicopters to visit personal locations and short distances as well. Photos of chopper rides were seen in Kataragama and Homagama.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/04/15)

Dilemma of SLFP
Janaki Chandraratna Perth, Western Australia
  I am at a loss to understand the dilemma of President Sirisena and the SLFP to get their act together to sort out the leadership of the party. It is very logical that the leader of the party should work for the good and success of the party. The former President offered the leadership of the SLFP to Mr. Sirisena to avoid a split in the party, although Mr. Sirisena did not contest the Presidency either from SLFP or UPFA. Mr. Sirisena, however seems to have a conflict of interest in supporting SLFP due to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/04/15)

සිංහල බෞධ්ධරාජ්ජය විනාශ කිරීම
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
  1853 න පසුව ඉංග්‍රීසින් විසින්  විහාරස්ඨාන සතු ඉඩම් අක්කර අට ලක් ෂ බලෙන් අල්ලා ගත බව ඉහතදී ද සඳහන් කලෙමි  මේ ඉඩම් යුරෝපීය වැවිලි කරුවන්ට  අඩුමිලට විකුණන ලදී  මෙසේ  1855 සිට 1902 දකවා  බ්‍රතාන්ය ආණ්ඩුව  විසින්  විකුණු ඉඩම් හා  මිල ගණන් සමහරක පහතින් දවා ඇත .  1855 -1860 හෙන්රි වෝඩ්  ආණ්ඩුකාරයා -(අක්කර ලක්ෂ )1-11-596 1860-1865 මැකාති                                                         1-56-893 1866-1871 රොබින්සන්                                                    2-29 926 1872 -1877 ග්‍රෙගරි                                                          2 -69 905 1878-1883 ලොන්ඩන්                                                      1-48-836  1884 -1889  ගෝඩන්                                                        1-14-828 1890-1895 හැව්ලොක්                                                         - 87-327 1896-1902 රිජ්  වේ                                                              1-85-313       එකතුව                                                                           13... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/04/15)

සෝමවංශ අමරසිංහගේ කරණම 1.
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි.
 ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ හිටපු නායක තුමා හා පක්ෂයේ වර්තමාන විදේශ කටයුතු සම්බන්ධ ලේකම්තුමා වන සෝමවංශ අමරසිංහ මහතා ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණෙන් ඉල්ලා අස්වී අැත. ඉල්ලා අස්වීමට හේතු වශයෙන් කරුණු දැක්වීමේදී;ඔහුගේ කරුණු පෙල ගැස්සවීමත් සමගම ඉදිරිපත් කරන කරුණු කාරනා මගින් මහා විශාල කථාන්දරයක් සමාජයට ඒලි දක්වයි. මේ කථාන්දරය තුල සමාජයට අැවැසි වැදගත් පණිවුඩයක් අැති බැවින් ඒ් සම්බන්ධව සාකච්ඡා කිරීමේ අරමුණින් මේ ලිපිය ලිවීම අාරම්භ කලෙමු. සෝමවංශ අමරසිංහ මහතාගේ වර්තමාන ප්රකාශයන් තුල දත්තයන් රාශියක් අන්තර්ගතය. පලමුව අප කල යුත්තේ ඒ් දත්තයන් හදූනාගෙන පෙල ගස්වා ඒ් දෙස බලා සිටීමයි. ඒසේ මනාව පෙල ගැස්සූ දත්තයන් අපට ලබා දෙන නිගමනයන් කුමක්දැයි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/04/15)

මහා බැංකු කොල්ලය
නලින් ද සිල්වා
කිනම් අතකින් බැලූව ද සිදු වී ඇත්තේ මහා බැංකු කොල්ලයකි. එය මහා බැංකුවේ සිදු වූවක් නිසා මහා බැංකු කොල්ලයක් ලෙස හැඳින්විය හැකි ය. අනෙක් අතට බැංකු කොල්ලය ඉහළ පරිමාණයේ එකක් වීම නිසා ද මහා බැංකු කොල්ලයක් වෙයි. එය හෙට අනිද්දා රටේ බොහෝ තැන්වල පැවැත්වෙන මහා බත් දන්සල්වලින් වෙනස් වෙයි. මහා බත් දන්සල් එසේ වන්නේ බත් මහා වීම නිසා නොව දන්සල මහා වීම නිසා ය. කෙසේ වෙතත් මහා බැංකුවේ බැඳුම්කර වැඩි කිරීම හා අදාළ පොලිය 12% දක්වා වැඩි වීම ඉහත සඳහන් දෙයාකාරයෙන් ම මහා බැංකු කොල්ලයකි. එවැනි මහා බැංකු කොල්ලයක් ගැන සෙවීමට මහා පරීක්‍ෂණ මණ්ඩලයක් පත්කළ යුතු ය. එහෙත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/04/15)

19 පැරදවිය යුත්තේ ඇයි?
නලින් ද සිල්වා
19 වැනි ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනය යනු තවත් ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනයක් නො වේ. එය සිංහලයන්ගේ මිනී වළ කපන සංශෝධනයකි. බැලූ බැල්මට එහි ඇත්තේ ජනාධිපතිගෙන් විධායක බලතල අගමැතිට පැවරීම ය. ඒ සංශෝධනය පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කළේ කඩිමුඩියේ ය. ඊනියා දින සියයේ වැඩසටහනෙන් රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ උනන්දුවක් දැක්වූයේ ද 19 වැනි සංශෝධනයට හා අමතර ව උතුරු සහ නැගෙනහිර පළාත්වල අධිආරක්‍ෂිත කලාප දෙමළ ජනයාට පවරා දීමට ය. ශ්‍රෙෂ්ඨාධිකරණයට යොමු කරන ලද්දේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලද 19 වැනි සංශෝධන කෙටුම් පනත නො වේ. තවත් සංශෝධන කිහිපයක් එයට අමුනා තිබිණි. පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ දී ඒ ගැන ප්‍රශ්න කෙරුණු අවස්ථාවේ දී රනිල් කියා සිටියේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට නීතිපතිවරයාගෙන් උපදෙස් ලබාගෙන ඒ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/04/15)

The Modi government is losing its shine abroad
By Shastri Ramachandaran Courtesy dna
After the proverbial nine months in office, Narendra Modi — the ‘outsider’ who moved to Delhi as Prime Minister — remains on top of the political game. There is no challenge in sight to his supremacy. His stature has not been diminished in any way by the opposition. Nor has he been weakened by the challenges to his government, especially in Parliament, such as on the land Bill. Yet there is a loss of shine, a denting of India’s image in the neighbourhood as well as on the world stage and subtle but significant shifts in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/04/15)

Nelli Kaley cartoon -Somawansa leaves JVP lambasting new leader for deviating from Marxist path
One-time JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe yesterday quit the party, accusing the present leadership of deviating from Marxist path.
    Amarasinghe said that he had been deeply disappointed at the new developments and the failure on the part of the JVP to achieve its objective in spite of favourable political conditions.Amarasinghe said that the party had prevented him from quitting though he wanted to part ways some time back.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/04/15)

Good bye “MASTER SIR”  - Tribute to  musician/vocalist  Nimal Mendis ..
By  Claude A  Fernando ,Brampton ,Canada ,
My memory of musician Nimal Mendis goes back to the seventies when I was a school boy.I heard  a excitable and soothing song  “master sir’ of the film named “kalu diya dahara” .this  song sung by late Nevile Fernando and  music  and melody created by Nimal Mendis . It was so popular song among the young  generation then  than the film. More articles were written in print media about this exceptional song ,singer and music director. Song was airing in  SLBC radio frequently . Nimal mendis was a hidden talented  and creative... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/04/15)

Family income affects brain anatomy, test scores – MIT study
RT
Kids in low-income households lag behind their peers from wealthier families when it comes to standardized testing. Their brain anatomy could be a factor, with the research exposing a “cost to not living in a supportive environment.” The researchers compared students’ scores on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) with brain scans of the most highly developed part of the human brain - the layer often referred to as “gray matter." The cerebral cortex is responsible for thinking, perceiving, producing and understanding language.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 20/04/15)

‘Any reader of Orwell would be perfectly familiar’ with US maneuvers – Chomsky to RT
RT
Major American media organizations diligently parrot what US officials want the public to know about global affairs, historian Noam Chomsky told RT. To US leaders, any news outlet that “does not repeat the US propaganda system is intolerable,” he said. The culpability of the West – namely the United States – for world affairs, such as the Ukrainian conflict or tensions with Iran, is another idea that is not permissible in leading American media, Chomsky said, adding that world opinion does not matter when that opinion counters US strategy.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 20/04/15)

Secretive trans-Atlantic trade pact faces global day of action (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
RT
Protesters across the EU and US have staged a day of action against an emerging free trade pact between the two continents. They fear it could see corporate interests undermine workers’ rights and consumer protection. Crowds have gathered in London, Munich, Brussels and other major European cities to march against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and similar secretive international trade deals.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 20/04/15)

Ranil's committee clears Arjuna
Courtesy Adaderana
The committee appointed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe to inquire into the Treasury Bond issue has cleared the Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran saying that he had no "direct" role in deciding to accept bids over and above the one billion rupees stipulated in the 30-year bond tender and accept up to 10 billion rupees. The Committee concluded that there was no evidence to the effect that the governor had direct participation with regard to the activities of the PDD and the Tender Board Committee, However, the Committee noted serious lapses on the part of the Bank... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/04/15)

Has President Sirisena Reached Peter Principle during 100 Days?
Prof. Hudson McLean
Definition of Peter Principle: "Promoted to the highest level of Incompetence" - Short form definition of President Sirisena, being selected as the "Monkeys (RW+CBK) Paw" to enforce Regime Change by India + UK + USA. Since his election on the 9th January 2015, President My3 Sirisena has stumbled from one pot hole to another. RW, not necesarily with the highest IQ, a serial loser in his political career, was fine-tuned by USA-UK to find a stool-pigeon to topple ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The scheming CBK-RW, having lost in their previous attempt to place General Sarath Fonseka on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/04/15)

Ranil must be PM , I am ordered to do so by India & West : President Sirisena
Yahapalanaya News
April 16, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has told the party leaders of the Peoples' Alliance that he has no choice but to appoint Ranil Wickramasinghe as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka after the next General Election. According to our sources , President has explained that whether  the Peoples' Alliance wins the election or not ,  he is ordered to appoint Ranil Wickramasinghe as the Prime Minister by India and the West. " You don't know the pressure excreted on me by India and West , they trust only Ranil " , he said. The meeting was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/04/15)

Good Governance in Sri Lanka
Prof Asoka Bandarage  Courtesy Huffington Post  
The World Bank Group's Worldwide Governance Indicators are: voice and accountability, political stability and absence of violence, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law and control of corruption. The defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Sri Lankan Presidential elections on January 8 is attributed to violations of these indicators, most notably the control of corruption. His regime was charged with nepotism, cronyism, abuse of financial transactions and conducting government business as if it were a "family company" (pavul samagama). The new government led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe (appointed by President Maithripala... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/04/15)

Bribery Commission prohibits Sri Lanka’s Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran from going overseas
Adaderana
The Commission to Investigate Allegations on Bribery or Corruption has reportedly prohibited Sri Lanka’s Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran from travelling overseas. Mahendran was summoned and questioned by the Commission yesterday (16 April) for over six hours from 9.00 am over allegations of irregularities in the recent Treasury Bond issue and his statement recorded, said his lawyers. Arjuna Mahendran who holds citizenship in Singapore as well has been the Managing Director of HSBC in the Asian region. He was appointed as the governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka by the new government under claims that he... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/04/15)

A Compassionate Constitution for Sri Lanka based on Dasa Rajadhamma - some comments
By Mario Perera, Kadawata
The core recommendations of Mr.Weeraratne were already laid down by King Devanam Piyatissa who stated that this land belongs to all living creatures, be they birds, fish, or the jungle denizens. This statement is furthermore carved out in rock. The king also stated that he was the TRUSTEE of the land. He did not beat his breast crying out MAGEY, MAGEY, MAGEY. The trustee of a property is NOT its owner. The owners are all the living sentient beings that inhabit that land. The land is entrusted to the Trustee to read, spell out... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/04/15)

Matricide: a Psychological Approach
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.
Matricide is the killing of a mother by her biological child. It is one of the rarest of reported murders and has always been considered as one of the most abhorrent crimes (Catanesi et al., 2014). The matricidal theme has its roots in Greek mythology.  According to Greek mythology Prince Orestes avenged the murder of his father, King Agamemnon of Mycenae, by killing his own mother, Clytemnestra. The Roman Emperor Nero, who ruled Rome between AD 55 and AD 68, ordered the murder of his mother Julia Augusta Agrippina. Over the years a number of matricides have been reported... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/04/15)

Yahapalana comedians take note!
This could apply to Sri Lanka as well, but unfortunately we do not have in Sri Lanka someone like this speaker to tell the truth right to the face of the individual interrogator ......And the only one who was able to stand up to these criminals was kicked out as a corrupt leader. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1044243905592184&pnref=story... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 19/04/15)

මෛත්‍රිපාලට බටහිර හා ඉන්දීය බලපෑම්
නලින් ද සිල්වා
පසුගිය දිනෙක එක්සත් සංධානයේ නායකයන් මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මුණගැසුනු අවස්ථාවක ඔහු පවසා ඇත්තේ එංගලන්තය, ඇමරිකාව, කැනඩාව, යුරෝපා සංගමය ඇතුළු බටහිර රටවල් හා ඉන්දියාව තමන්ට මහත් බලපෑම් කරන බව ය. ඒ රටවල් වඩා විශ්වාසය තබන්නේ රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ කෙරෙහි බවත් මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ හා ගෝඨභය රාජපක්‍ෂ ඇතුළු හතළිස් එක් දෙනකුට යුද්ධාපරාධ පිළිබඳ නඩු විභාග කළ යුතු යැයි ඒ රටවල් කියන බවත් මෛත්‍රිපාල සංධාන නායකයන්ට පවසා ඇත. එමෙන් ම මීළඟ ඡන්දයෙන් පසුව ඊනියා ජාතික ආණ්ඩුවක් පිහිටුවීමට බලපෑම් ඇති බවත් මෛත්‍රිපාල පිළිගෙන ඇත. එයින් වක්‍රව කියැවෙන්නේ ලබන මැතිවරණයෙන් පසුව ද රනිල් අගමැති කළ යුතු බවට බලපෑම් ඇති බව ය. මහින්ද අගමැති අපේක්‍ෂක... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/04/15)

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    Final assault
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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)
  • 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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    -Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
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