Logo
Lankaweb News & Forum         
 Sri Lanka, Saturday 31st of January 2015
Bookmark and Share
Information
Exchange Rates
Sri Lankan Airlines flight schedule
SRI LANKA - A Country Study
MAHAVAMSA
The Great Chronicle of Sri Lanka
Legislative Enactments of Sri Lanka
Buddhism

L.A.Dhamma.org

Presenting THERAVADA BUDDHISM in its Pristine Form

Ohio Buddhist Vihara

SUMERU-Buddhist books & art

Sri Lankan websites
SINHAYA
VOICE OF LANKA
Lanka Daily News
University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna)
The Patriotic National Movement
'South Asian Foreign Relations'
RANGA KALA KAVAYA
DIVERSITY MUSIC
SINHALA VEERA VIDAHANA(GER)
SIHALA URUMAYA
INFORMATION INDIA
WELCOME TO SRI LANKA by Ari Withanage
Sri Lanka Genealogy Website
Srilankan Music Web
Sri Lanka property sales & rentals
The Arts Foundation of Los Angeles
Sri Lanka Ranga Kala Kavaya
Aurudu Season
OZLanka
LankaTruth
Rent a car in Sri Lanka
The Horizon School, Anuradhapura
medicalaid2srilanka
Sinhala Centre (UK)
Map of Sri Lanka cities
heladiva.net
SRI LANKAN EVENTS CALENDAR MELBOURNE
sinhale.com
Sri Lanka Greeting cards
Lanka Tunes
www.srilankapatriot.org

Sri Lankan Greeting
"Ayubowan": May You Enjoy a Long Life

Lankaweb is Sri Lanka's first Social Media -Social Cloud Web site in its true sense. It's a fusion of sociology and technology, transforming monologues (one to many) into dialogues (many to many) and is the democratization of information, transforming people from content readers into publishers
Express Your Opinion - Read What Others Say! The Independent Interactive Voice of Sri Lanka on the Internet for more than 17 years.
Lankaweb Social Media - Tools that allow sharing of information and creation of communities through on line network of people. Today we can post, we can view, we can share and we can comment.

Lankaweb.com provides hyperlinks to other news sources for your convenience. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to Lankaweb.com, you do so entirely on your own responsibility .DISCLAIMER

We believe in Free Speech, Right of Expression that Creates Platform for Dialogue. Therefore we do not moderate every comment posted on this web site. Once filtered through the initial registration process, any subsequent comments can be posted directly on the website to make it truly interactive. However, any abusive comments will be deleted forthwith and contributor’s membership will be cancelled immediately.

Chance made them 100 day Ministers sniffing dirt searching material to accuse the previous Government, please vote them out at  next General Elections.
By Charles.S.Perera
They  the 100 day Ministers would not have even dreamt they would be  Minsters this soon. If UNP had contested  the elections with Ranil Wickramasinghe as the leader  they would have surely lost again. This time it is through sheer good luck, and thanks to Maitripala Sirisena  they have become 100day Ministers  in a mostly UNP Government of 100 days. But what they are doing as “chance” Ministers is sniffing dirt to accuse the previous government for corruption, fraud, and irregularities committed by it. It is 20 days since good luck hit them but they have done... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/15)

“Ithin Ayubowan Lak Mowni Garu” Where they started and where are they going to
by Orpheus Perera
Good Governance "Yahapalanaya" concept was a conspiracy for UNP to come to power using Maithripala Sirisena as the cats paw. Mithripala Srisena was one of the 12 children of a poor ex soldier who got 6 acres of Paddy Land from DS Senenayaka under Polonnaruwa govi Janapadaya. He worked as a Grama Sevaka for a little salary before he got the scholarship to Maxim Gorky Institute of Literature to do Russian Political science. Before that in 1971 he was sent to prison for one and a half years for JVP activities and re-rehabilitated. It is very... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/15)

Karma Greatest Not God: The King Who Refused to Pardon Rizana Nafeek Dead on Second Anniversary of Execution!
- Kumar Moses
What goes around comes around. It is remarkably valid for King Abdulla (1924-2015) of Saudi Arabia. About 10 years ago a Muslim housemaid from Sri Lanka by the name Rizana Nafeek was attending to a baby in Saudi Arabia. The baby died in her care and she was blamed for it. Poverty and the 2004 tsunami that devastated her home led her to work in the Kingdom despite her young age. Many appealed against her execution but failed. As a last resort a state level mercy plea was sent to Saudi Arabia's king Abdulla. It was rejected... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/15)

SOLILOQUY.-- SUSANTHA SPEAKS TO HIMSELF.
Susantha Wijesinghe.
WITH NO MALICE TO NONE.  I wrote to that Foolish Ex-President Mahinda to cancel the Elections, the moment the present Mr.President  Maithreepala  crossed over after eating Hoppers. It was a personal email letter,  with possibly one inch letters in RED. It was copied to all Tri Forces Commanders, the IGP, and the Prime Minister.  None of these recipients took no notice. FOOLS. It was Strategy that mattered at once. If he cancelled the Elections, the Minister of Health would have had to change his stance. Not only he, but Ranil, Chandrika, JHU, JVP, TNA, and the whole unholy... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/15)

මොහාන් පීරිස් පත්කිරීම නීති විරෝධී බව තීරණය කළේ කවු ද?
Prof.Nalin de Silva
කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය විසින් විශේෂ කැබිනට් පත්‍රිකාවක් මගින් මොහාන් පීරිස් මහතා අගවිනිසුරු ලෙස පත්කිරීම නීත්‍යානුකූල නොවේ යැයි තීරණය කර ඇති බවත් ඒ අනුව ජනාධිපතිවරයා ශිරාණි බණ්ඩාරනායක අගවිනිසුරු ලෙස පත්වී ඇති බවත් වාර්තා වෙයි. මේ වාර්තා පිළිබඳ සත්‍යාසත්‍යතාව කුමක් වුවත් අද (2015ජනවාරි 28) ශිරාණි බණ්ඩාරනායක ශ්‍රෙෂ්ඨාධිකරණයට ගොස් ඇත. මෙහි දී අපට ප්‍රශ්න ගණනාවක් යහපාලනය සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඇති වෙයි. මොහාන් පීරිස් මහතාගේ පත්වීම නී්‍යානුකූල නොවන බවට අමාත්‍ය මණ්ඩලයට තීරණය කළ හැක්කේ ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ කිනම් වගන්තිය යටතේ ද? පත්වීම නීත්‍යානුකූල ද නැත්ද යන්න ව්‍යවස්ථාදායකය වූ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවටවත්, එහි අංගයක් වූ කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලයටවත් තීරණය කළ නොහැකි ය. විධායකයටත් එය කළ නොහැකි ය. කැබිනට් රැස්වීම්වලට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/15)

Numerous allegations have been levelled against me and my family -Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Mahinda Rajapaksa Former President of Sri Lanka
To the Venerable Maha Sangha, all Reverend Clergymen and the People of Sri Lanka Numerous allegations have been levelled against me, my family and my government both before and after the recent presidential election. If there are allegations of wrongdoing against anybody, there are established procedures that can be followed. What we see instead is a media blitz meant to vilify me and to mislead the public. I wish to state my position on these matters so that the people will not be misled by this unprecedented campaign of vilification by interested parties.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/15)

Mahinda Rajapakshe – An Effective Leadership
'Sri Lankan Patriot'
This essay is written to ally misconceptions and in most cases, downright lies that were spread by the opposition during the period 2006-2015 and now who have formed the new Government in Sri Lanka. When Mahinda Rajapakshe came to power in the latter part of 2005, he was bequeathed a country which was suffering a thirty year civil war with no end in sight. He realised that if the war went on and on, Sri Lanka will only get deeper and deeper into trouble. He therefore ensured that an effective team was put together and all... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/15)

No More Powers to Provincial Councils
'Sri Lankan Patriot'
There are over 6,000 permanently disabled soldiers have been provided rehabilitation and even houses in some cases. All other forces members who amount to over one lakh? have been re-trained in peacetime tasks such as restoration of roads, bridges, buildings especially in the Northern Province and even in the restoration of canals etc in beautifying Colombo. I would like to ask the new Government, why after thousands and thousands of our forces members sacrificing their lives, are you giving ‘more powers’ to the provincial councils? Sri Lanka is one country and every islander has the right... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/15)

Auschwitz
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge 
  My heart cried When my feet touched Auschwitz Although many years have passed It seems like yesterday   I was brought here Along with my family We traveled three nights in a cattle train Fully packed and had no space to move   When my little sister asked for water I gave my water bottle with a small loaf of bread Then she slept on my lap But I was awake all the time   When the train stopped The Doors were opened There were no welcome signs The SS men came with guns and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/15)

The 13th Amendment - Analysis by Presidential Advisor M De Silva -part 1
... -Full Story- (https:/youtube.com/ - 31/01/15)

The 13th Amendment - Analysis by Presidential Advisor M De Silva -Part 2
... -Full Story- (https:/youtube.com/ - 31/01/15)

Sri Lanka Falls to the Abyss of Despotic Dictatorship Thanks to Over Reliance on Article 122(1)
Dilrook Kannangara
The manner in which the Chief Justice was removed resembles Pakistan under General Zia-Ul-Haq or Pervez Musharraf. Mohan Peiris was not removed from his post by legal means. The threats he faced while serving as the Chief Justice until his removal were not seen in this country's history. The parliament was not consulted on his removal and the proper procedure was not followed. It was totally dictatorial for the president to remove the Chief Justice illegally, appoint the former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayaka, get her to resign and appoint another in her place. This is a despotic... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/15)

Contradictions on Opinions.
Prof. Hudson McLean
Re my article - “Did ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa turn Temple Trees into a Dog House?” Thank you Gentlemen for your opinions. However, whilst disagreeing with my statements, mario_perera Says: January 28th, 2015 at 8:01 pm "The truth is that every previous president would have done so if only his or her hands were not tied by international interferences. There were umpteen occasions when the war could have been ended, but India, mainly, stood in the way." I presume, that you agree,that, although previous Presidents had the power..... " I said...... Neither CBK nor Ranil Wickremasinghe could... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/15)

ලිච්චවි රජදරුවන් දුන් නාස් ලණුව (2)
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
ජනවාරි 27, 2015 පෝප්තුමාගේ අවවාදය හා 13 වන සංශොධනය "එක පවුලක් ලෙස ජීවත්‌වන්න යයි" පෝප්තුමා ලංකාවාසීන්ට අනුශාසනා කර ගියේය. ඉන්පසු දිනක ඉස්ලාම් ත්‍රස්තවාදීන් ප්‍රංශ කාටූන් පත්තර කන්තෝරුවට පහරදුන් සිද්ධිය ගැන එතුමා කියා සිටියේ "යමෙක් ඔබේ අම්මාට අපහාස කලොත් ඊට යම් ප්‍රතිචාරයක් ඔහු විසින් ඔබගෙන් (මූණට තදබල පාරක් හෝ වෙඩි උණ්ඩයක්) බලාපොරොත්තු වියයුතු බවය." මේ දෙකෙන් ලංකාවාසීන්ට දුන් අවවාදය කොළඹ කාඩිනල්තුමා විසින් පෝප්තුමාට ලියාදුන් කථාවේ තිබුණ දෙයක් විය යුතුය. දෙවන කියමන ක්‍ෂණයකින් ඉබේම එතුමාගේ හිතට ගලා ආ අදහසක් විය යුතුය. පුදුමයකට මෙන් එය "ඇහැට ඇහැක්" යන පරණ බයිබල් කථාවද සිහිකරවයි. කෙසේ වෙතත් මේ අවවාද දෙක ලංකාවේ 13 වන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/15)

Did ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa turn Temple Trees into a Dog House?
Prof. Hudson McLean
After an election, specially when the Party-in-Power gets booted-out, mud-raking is a global pastime. Every new incoming Leader and his followers first priority is to ram-in the negatives before any thing else. In the case of the ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa, MR deserves a better "Goodbye" handshake, for saving Sri Lanka from blood-shed of 30 years. Neither CBK nor Ranil Wickremasinghe could do bugger-all to bring an end to LTTE Tamil Terrorism which, MR with the support of GR & General (?) Sarath Fonseka concluded in style. The Island is at Peace, but for how long? All... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/15)

Good governance cannot be imported
By Rohana R. Wasala
Courtesy The Island These days, the phrase ‘good governance’ reverberates across the media reporting on Sri Lanka. It refers to a vague concept that is being used by the West and their opportunistic allies as a very effective weapon against our country to keep it destabilized for their own purposes, while trying to alienate us from the relatively more sincere friends in the region that we have had for over a thousand years. (Human rights violation charges are another weapon. Even when there are some genuine reasons for raising issues such as poor governance and rights... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/15)

The Interim Budget 2015
Presented before the parliament by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake.... -Full Story- (dailymirror.lk - 30/01/15)

Sri Lankan government promises “devolution pact” to woo Tamil elite
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe declared last week that his government would implement the 13th amendment to the country’s constitution. After nearly three decades, the amendment, which provided for the limited devolution of powers to the Tamil elite on a provincial level in the island’s north and east, has never been carried out fully.... -Full Story- (dbsjeyaraj.com - 30/01/15)

Sri Lanka blocks James Packer’s casino plans
SRI Lanka’s new government has formally blocked a $400-million casino resort project in the country proposed by James Packer’s Crown Resorts, fulfilling an election pledge by new President Maithripala Sirisena. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the Sri Lankan parliament yesterday that gazette notices that gave tax concessions to three casino projects, including Mr Packer’s integrated mixed-development project, had been amended. “We have decided to ban such approval for casinos,” Mr Wickremesinghe told parliament. “But they can conduct all other activities,” he said. Outside parliament a cabinet spokesman said all casino licences would be reviewed and gaming would be restricted to... -Full Story- (theaustralian.com.au - 30/01/15)

The legitimacy of Yoshitha’s ranks as a Navy Officer into investigation
It was reported that a committee has been appointed by Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera to investigate the legitimacy of Yoshitha Rajapaksa’s ranks as a Navy Officer. Speaking to the media, Navy Media Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that the committee was formed following the complaints lodged by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP).... -Full Story- (lankanewsalert.com - 30/01/15)

MR’s sons no longer rugby team captains
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s sons Yoshitha and Rohitha are to be removed from the captaincy of the Rugby teams of the Navy and Army respectively, on the instructions of a highly placed official, informed sources said yesterday.... -Full Story- (dailymirror.lk - 30/01/15)

Concessions Galore
The new government, in its budget, slashed the prices of 13 essential items, domestic gas, kerosene oil while announcing a host of relief measures for the general public including a monthly pay hike of Rs. 5000 for public servants effective from next month and a Rs.1000 increase on pensions from April. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake made his budget speech outlining the proposals to be implemented during the 100-day programme of the new government.... -Full Story- (dailymirror.lk - 30/01/15)

Dual citizenship potentially available to all Lankans
Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake presenting the interim budget 2015 today said that the option of dual citizenship would be available to all persons of Sri Lankan origin and granted after due evaluation. A payment of Rs. 500,000 will have to precede each individual request. Furthermore, provision will be made for foreigners seeking resident status in Sri Lanka who are in a position to invest US$ 10 million in the country. All such applications would be subject to the approval of Defence Ministry, and would need to be renewed every 5 years. The visa fee for such persons will be Rs.... -Full Story- (dailymirror.lk - 30/01/15)

Dhanapala briefs UNHR Chief
Senior Advisor Jayantha Dhanapala briefed United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on the policies of the newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena and the government. Foreign Ministry said that Mr. Dhanapala also met President of the Human Rights Council Joachim Rücker as well as all the members of the Human Rights Council.... -Full Story- (dailymirror.lk - 30/01/15)

Parliament is the only entity that can remove a Chief Justice: Dinesh Gunewardena
Speaking in Parliament on Thursday, the opposition charged that the manner in which Shirani Bandaranayake was appointed as the Chief Justice and the removal of former Chief Justice Mohan Pieris, was wrong. Speaking in Parliament, MP Dinesh Gunawardena said that the Parliament is the only entity that can remove a Chief Justice from his position. And added that this is a sad incident that has taken place in the history of Parliament.... -Full Story- (newsfirst.lk - 30/01/15)

Mansion, Exit, Super Gain taxes introduced
A new Mansion tax has been introduced by the Government, Ravi Karunanayaka said a short while ago. Mansion valued at over Rs.100 million or comprising over 5,000 square feet will be taxed Rs.1 million per house. All Sri Lankans who migrate to another country will be liable for a 20% exit tax, Karunanayaka added. He also added that a super gain tax of 25% will be applicable for organizations that record a profit of over Rs. 2000 million.... -Full Story- (adaderana.lk - 30/01/15)

Sri Lanka reinstates Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake
Sri Lanka's new president has reinstated the former chief justice two years after she was sacked by his predecessor over corruption claims. However, her return is thought only temporary as reports say she is to retire now her name has been cleared.... -Full Story- (BBC - 29/01/15)

A dual executive system of governance.
The political sources pointed out yesterday that the ruling coalition has reached consensus on the proposed constitutional amendment that will primarily seek to introduce a dual executive system of governance and on the re-instating of the independent commissions. Reportedly the proposed formula will be presented in Parliament early next month to be discussed with the main opposition. However in the event that these constitutional reforms are enacted, President Sirisena will remain as the Head of State, but with reduced powers. He will retain the defence portfolio and the power to appointment provincial governors and on several other subjects including that... -Full Story- (lankanewsalert.com - 29/01/15)

Legal Basis Of "CJ 44" Removal and CJ 43 Reinstatement
CJ 43 Shirani Bandaranayake’s reinstatement has a legal basis due to a serious loophole in the legal process adopted by the previous governor when impeaching Dr. Bandaranayake, senior lawyer Saliya Pieris explained. “Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake was removed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa without a request from Parliament. The motion passed in Parliament in Jan 2013 did not contain an address for removal which is a mandatory requirement as per the Constitution. The motion merely reproduced the earlier resolution seeking to appoint a select committee to inquire,” Pieris stated following the reinstatement of Dr. Bandaranayake.... -Full Story- (asianmirror.lk - 29/01/15)

SF’s ranks, civic rights restored
The Defence Ministry today announced that former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka is entitled to his rank of Four Star General, medals, pension and other privileges which were stripped of in 2010, by two Army tribunals before he was cashiered and imprisoned. “Entitlement to wearing of all decorations of General (retd) G.S.C Fonseka, former Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army who left an indelible legacy of gallantry by directing the Army to wipe out LTTE terrorism from Sri Lanka, has been restored, following the full Presidential amnesty, granted by HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, in terms of the... -Full Story- (dailymirror.lk - 29/01/15)

Numerous allegations have been levelled against me and my family
It was reported that Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a statement today charged that Numerous allegations have been levelled against me, my family and my government both before and after the recent presidential elections. The Full statement says. To the Venerable Maha Sangha, all Reverend Clergymen and the People of Sri Lanka Numerous allegations have been levelled against me, my family and my government both before and after the recent presidential election. If there are allegations of wrongdoing against anybody, there are established procedures that can be followed. What we see instead is a media blitz meant to vilify me... -Full Story- (lankanewsalert.com - 28/01/15)

Open letter to President Mahinda Rajapakse
From: Charles.S.Perera
Your Excellency,   We convey our deepest sadness at our failure to have mustered enough votes to retain you as the President of Sri Lanka for another fruitful period of development.  We miss you very much Your Excellency, we know that today we  breath as a free people without fear or constrain because of the  determination you had to eliminate terrorism despite  great risk to yourself.  We are  therefore ever grateful to you for having unified Sri Lanka, part of which had been given to be kept under terrorist control under a CFA signed with the terrorists ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/01/15)

This is an Open Letter to President Maithripala Sirisena and PM Ranil Wickremasinghe
By Malin
Before appointing Arjun Mahendran as Governor of Central Bank, were you both aware of the his connection with Raj Rajratnam?   Current CB Governor Arjun Mahendran is a childhood friend of Raj Rajaratnam as admitted by him.   Here is evidence. http://archives.dailymirror.lk/2005/07/12/ft/15.asp   Arjun Mahendran as a top banker (now CB Governor) while commenting about Sri Lanka Stock Exchange in the year 2005 has mentioned about his childhood friend Raj Rajratnam.   Quote The basic problem with Sri Lanka is it's an illiquid market and it's far too small for a typical international portfolio,” said Arjuna... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/01/15)

CONSTITUTIONALLY IMPOTENT AUDITOR GENERAL OFFICE IS THE BANE OF OUR EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY
By Chandrasiri Atukorale
We are sick of hearing corruption allegations now being made against the former President Mahinda Rajapaksha. There, we see nothing but mere mud-slinging. Corruption and vices sprang in this country with the open economy we got under J.R. Jayawardena regime. When Mr. J.R. Jayawardena made the present constitution his desire was this: the Auditor General must be committed not to the constitution but to the Government of the day. We must not take things in politics at it’s' face value.  Every issue in politics should be studied in conjunction with some other issues in politics. Things... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/01/15)

දහතුන ධනත් එපා රීනත් එපා ... කොහොමත් එපා
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
දෙමල කොටි  ත්‍රස්තවාදී බෙදුම්වාදීන්ටත්  ඉන්දියානු රාජ්‍ය ත්‍රස්තයන්ටත්  තමන් විසින්  ලංකාවට  ගෙන ආ  කුලී කාරයන්ට  යන එන මන් සැපයීම ට  අවශ්‍ය   වූ ඉංග්‍රීසින්   උන් තමන්ට බරක් නොවෙනසේ  එහෙත් සිංහලයන්ට බරක් වෙනසේ  පදිංචි කිරීමේකාර්යයට  කල උප්පර වට්ටියක් වුත්  75% ක සිංහලයන්ට  කිසිදා අවශ්‍ය නොවූත්  ඔවුන්ගේ අදහස් වලට පට හානි වුත් 13 රටට  අවශ්‍ය වන්නක් නොවේ  මෙය බෙදුම් වාදයට රුකුල් දෙන්නක් මිස  විසදුමක් ද නවේ  වර්ධරාජා පෙරුමාල්  එය ඔප්පු කර පෙන්නුවේය  ජනපති බලතල මගින් එය ව්‍යර්ථ කළා මිස බෙදුම් වාදී න්  පසු බස නැත. උතුරේ  නැගෙනහිර මුස්ලිම් කාරයොත් එකතු වුනොත් එම පලාත්වල ජනමතයක් පමණක් පවත්වා  දෙක එකතුකර ස්වාධීනත්වය ප්‍රකාශ කිරීමේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/01/15)

Scientific energy saving cooking technique saves over 60% gas or electricity.
Dr Hector Perera, England
My scientific energy saving cooking idea is not “spring chickens”, I experimented the technique for many years in order to improve the technique. When I came to England unlike in Sri Lanka, I had to sleep, study and cook in one room. That is because I couldn’t afford no more than a single room in a large house. One of my good friends bought a large house for his son and daughter while they were studying in England because he could afford but I couldn’t afford at the start.  I am sure everybody understand that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/01/15)

Payments made to MP Duminda Silva – Police Media Spokesperson
Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said that investigations revealed that “Wele Suda” had made payments to MP Duminda Silva. Police Media Spokesprson SSP Ajith Rohana addressing a media briefing this afternoon said that Court has ordered a probe into all accounts under the name of MP Duminda Silva at all financial institutions. SSP Rohana noted that this step was being taken to aid investigations into alleged ties between the MP and drug baron Wele Suda.... -Full Story- (newsfirst.lk - 28/01/15)

Tamil Nationalism has Never Accepted that a Lasting Solution Could be Arrived at Through Full Devolution Within a Unitary State.
BY DR DAYAN JAYATILLEKA
PRE-INDEPENDENCE DAY THOUGHTS 2015:THE FUTURE STATE OF THE NATION In the run-up to Independence Day 2015, we must thank God for Mr. Sumanthiran. He is indubitably a moderate and an intellectual. Let us give thanks also for the Sunday Observer, which is a state-run newspaper not given to running stories or distorting them in a manner inimical or embarrassing to the government of the day. Therefore, when Mr. Sumanthiran says something to the Sunday Observer, I take it seriously because I know I am on safe ground. Mr. Sumanthiran tells the newspaper that the TNA... -Full Story-
(dbsjeyaraj.com - 28/01/15)

Sri Lanka’s International Reset The election result opens the door to reforms in Sri Lanka’s foreign policy.
As the dust settles following an unexpected result in Sri Lanka’s recent presidential election, the focus has gradually shifted from discussions on what was behind the incumbent’s loss to what lies ahead with the new administration. President Maithripala Sirisena’s campaign focused mainly on domestic affairs, related to corruption and government reform, yet requires a firm pivot towards prioritizing external affairs as well.... -Full Story- (thediplomat.com - 28/01/15)

Police to probe Duminda’s accounts
Police Spokesman Ajith Rohana said today a Court Order was obtained from the Colombo Magistrate’s Court to check all accounts held by Colombo District United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Duminda Silva at several banks and financial institutions. The Court Order was based on a statement made by narcotics kingpin ‘Wele Suda’ and included the checking of accounts held by two others as well. “The accounts belonging to Duminda Silva, Wele Suda and his wife held at 82 banks and financial institutions will be probed. During interrogations by the CID, Wele Suda revealed that he doled out money obtained from... -Full Story- (dailymirror.lk - 28/01/15)

More Views......

Focus

Terrorism

  • 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
    -For Full story go to
  • Historical Development of Sinhala and Scripts click on the links!!
    -Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
    -Unethical conversion violates the UN convention on the right of the child

Buddhism

Forum Archives

 


"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
http://www.hrw-watch.com/

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/

 

Front Page | Latest News | Classified ads | Politics | Terrorism | LankaWeb Special | Features | London Diary | Sandun Uyana | Antenna | Dhamma Web | Events Diary | Talking Point | Focus | Views | Opinion | Forum
  Lankaweb.com is a community website serving Sri Lankan community world wide. Lankaweb.com operates as a non-profit organisation and volunteers run the web site on part time basis.


We value your comments and suggestions about LankaWeb. Please forward them to info@.Lankaweb.com
All news material (c) relevant agency/newspaper/author. The LankaWeb is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. News items on Lankaweb.com are from independent journalists and individuals. The views expressed are not necessarily of Lankaweb.com. Lankaweb.com shall not be liable for the accuracy, content or the reliability of any news items or articles. (c) LankaWeb 1996-2012
DISCLAIMER

Copyright(c) 2014 www.lankaweb.Com All rights reserved.
Reproduction In Whole Or In Part Without Express Permission is Prohibited.