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President Rajapaksa the last Executive President of SL
When all international challenges, the LTTE threat and the threat of separatism ends, President Mahinda Rajapaksa will himself declare that he is the last Executive President of Sri Lanka, SLFP Treasurer and Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dullas Alahapperuma told the Daily News yesterday.
Minister Alahapperuma said the day President Rajapaksa announces an end to the Executive Presidency will come definitely before 2020 (2015-2020). Till then “Sri Lanka will go forward and thrive with the Executive Presidency and defeat all existing challenges in the next few years,” he said. The minister said there is a major difference between... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

Who wants to celebrate Velupillai Prabakaran's birthday?
Shenali D Waduge
It is a natural feeling for those that lived off the LTTE and those that lived because of the LTTE to mourn the death of Prabakaran and celebrate his birthday which falls on 27 November. But, what about those that died because of Prabakaran and his killer machine? While the UNHRC is carrying out a very selective period covering just 1/3 of LTTE's criminal past, it is good to look back and mourn with the many Sinhalese, Muslims and even Tamils who must be still mourning the deaths of their loved one's while some remnants of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

Lakshman I.Keerthisinghe LLB, LLM.MPhil, Attorney-at-Law
Never stifle conscience for when it speaks you are in the path of danger; only when you are safe is it silent, yet none the less watchful, unsleeping. Never try to displace that judge who never leaves his seat, but sits moment by moment weighing every thought and action in his balance. - Edward Clodd - Conscience On 24th November 2014, newspapers revealed, a sinister Tiger plan to hang President Mahinda Rajapaksa stating that in the event the common candidate defeats the incumbent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

Who is Maithripala Sirisena - Mangala Samaraweera
... -Full Story- (https:/youtube.com/ - 26/11/14)

Health Risks Linked to Obesity
Dr Hector Perera            London
If it's mostly around your stomach (the "apple" shape), that may be riskier than if you have a "pear" shape, meaning that your extra weight is mostly around your hips and buttocks. Back home some people call it “Rabada”. The health risks of obesity are applicable to adults and children not just for children or adults only. A few changes demand for food away from home Next they ask what has changed in children's environment over the past three decades to upset this energy balance equation. In particular, they examine changes in the food market, in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

This report is the gist of a conversation that the IndiaFacts team had with Robert Rosario, an activist and leader based in Mangalore. For the first time, there has been an opposition within the Christian community over the upcoming public display of Francis Xavier, alleged to be a saint and miracle worker who lived about 500 years ago. This public display is also slated to be the first of such a display in 500 years. Francis Xavier’s dead body (alleged to have been preserved) will be displayed to the public in Goa starting on 22 November up... -Full Story-
(indiafacts.co.in - 26/11/14)

What follows after the victory of the Common candidate!
Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya  Melbourne 
Let’s assume the Common candidate Maithripala Sirisena whose dishonest past initially with the rice mills saga given a white wash by the multiparty panel as the Mr. Clean qualifies as the best pick to contest at the forth coming Presidential elections prevails!  Being the General Secretary of the SLFP who should have the courage to pin point the humongous maladministration in the government failed to steer the government in the correct path confirms he is a weakling to become a President.   If the present government with 2/3rd majority didn’t abolish the Executive Powers or couldn’t due... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 2015: Voters' Questions for the Candidates to Answer
Shenali D Waduge
A very non-partisan set of questions and suggestions is being placed for voters to put a perspective on matters and generate discussion and thinking ahead of casting their vote and before campaigns start. What the people must at all times be concerned about is that 5 years after the armed forces gave us a victory after 30 years of suffering should not be lost due to the scrooge of petty politics and personal revenge agendas. The country, the future of the people, the development of the nation and the security of the nation must be the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

A defection that stinks to high heaven
Dr.Kamal Wikramasinghe
The personalities, factors and mechanics behind the defection of the former Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena from the UPFA to announce his candidacy - as the “common” opposition candidate - in the upcoming presidential elections make the move “stink to high heaven” at strategic as well as operational levels. It is no secret that Sirisena’s defection is a desperate plot orchestrated by Chandrika Kumaratunga, with the assistance of the British, US and Norwegian embassies in Colombo. It is a strategically menial attempt by the bitter and twisted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

Where Sirisena are those who promised to come,they are coming Sir,Maithri
 lanka C news
The leader of the UNP had questioned the common candidate Maithripala Sirisena why those promised have not come yet.As they had come as promised earlier had disturbed Ranil Wickremasinghe.As a result there had been conflicts in the Ranil-Maithri pack.The common candidate position was given on such conditions.In the first media briefing Rajitha Senaratna too had said a number of opposition members were to cross.However when Ranil Wickremasinghe was concerned over this matter Maithripala Sirisena had said that do not worry Sir, they are coming. As a result, It is speculated that there is a significant... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

Budget 2015 passed with 2/3 majority,Maithripala disappears…who is Chandrika’s Father?
... -Full Story- (lankacnews.com - 26/11/14)

අය වැය 2/3න් සම්මතයි.. පොදු අපේක්‍ෂකයා අතුරුදහන්… චන්ද්‍රිකාගේ අප්පා කවුද..?
පෙර පුවත්
Tomorrow if the budget 2015 is not defeated,do not call her father a Bandaranaike-Chandrika ලබන 2015 වසර සඳහා වූ අයවැය යෝජනාවලිය වැඩි ඡන්ද 95 කින් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී සම්මත විය. ඒ අනුව එම සම්මත වීම 2/3කින් සිදුව ඇත.ඡන්ද විමසීමේදී අයවැයට පක්ෂව ඡන්ද 152 ක් හිමිවෙද්දී විපක්ෂව හිමි වූයේ ඡන්ද 57 ක් පමණි.හිටපු ජනාධිපතිනි චන්ද්‍රිකා කුමාරතුංග මහත්මිය ඊයේ තිබුණේ සිටියේ අද දිනයේ අයවැය පරාජය කරන බවත් එසේ කල නොහැකි වුවහොත් තමන් බණ්ඩාරනායකගේ දුවක් නොවන බවත්ය.මහ පිරිසක් ගලවාගෙන එන බව කියූ පොදු අපේක්‍ෂක මෛත‍්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතාද පාර්ලිමේන්තුව පැත්ත පලාතක සිටියේ නැත. The third reading of the 2015 Budget was passed in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/14)

Why should Sri Lanka face ‘isolation’ for valid questions UNHRC is not answering?
Shenali D Waduge
Former diplomats and other political pundits are attempting to project a fear psychosis through the view that Sri Lanka should meekly allow a UNHRC investigation to conclude, silently watch the panel make its deliberations and announce its final report without demanding answers to some very valid questions. We are told that the West are the masters of good governance which Sri Lanka and similar third world nations must follow and central to that is the right to question and seek answers and if UNHRC is as transparent as it claims there is no reason for the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/14)

‘මෛත්‍රී උඹ අපිව කෑවා’ මහනුවරදී ලක්‍ෂ්මන් කිරිඇල්ල කෑ ගසයි
– මහනුවර විශේෂ
අද පෙරවරුවේ මල්වතු අස්ගිරි මහ නාහිමිවරුන් බැහැදැකීමට මහනුවරට පැමිණි විපක්ෂයේ පොදු අපේක්ෂක මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන සහ එජාප මන්ත්‍රී ලක්ෂ්මන් කිරිඇල්ල මහතා අතර වූ බහින් බස්වීමක් මල්වතු විහාරය අසලදී සිදුවූ අතර හිටපු දියවඩන නිලමේ නිරංජන් විජේරත්නගේ මැදිහත් වීමෙන් එය ඉතා අසීරුවෙන් සමථයකට පත්විය. මෙහිදී එජාප මන්ත්‍රී ලක්‍ෂ්මන් කිරිඇල්ල මෛත්‍රිගේ ජාතකය ඇද ගනිමින් බැණ වැදුණේ “මෛත්‍රී උඹ 32ක් ශ්‍රීලනිප මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් ගේනවා’යි කිව්වා. මංගල ප්‍රවෘත්ති  සාකච්ඡාවට 13ක් එනවා කිව්වා. කෝ ඒවා. උඹ මහ බොරුකාරයෙක්” යන වචන සමඟ අසභ්‍ය වචනද එක්කරමිනි. මෙහිදී මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන කියා සිටියේ මම ගනුදෙනු කරන්නේ රනිල් ලොක්කා එක්ක. මට  ඔයත් එක්ක ගනුදෙනු නෑ කියාය. එවිට තවත් තදවුනු කිරිඇල්ල කියා සිටියේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/14)

Maithri playing lead role in ‘Her Rage’
SLFP responds to Common Candidate-Courtesy The Nation
‘It’s nothing more than a mega teledrama,’ was how the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) described the move to field its former General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena as the opposition’s ‘Common Candidate’. Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development and SLFP Treasurer Dullas Alahapperuma made the above observation at a press briefing held at the SLFP headquarters on Saturday also attended by SLFP heavyweights Nimal Siripala De Silva, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, A.H.M. Fowzie, Susil Premajayantha and W.D.J. Seneviratne. Alahapperuma said that the title of this ‘teledrama’ could be ‘Her Rage’ (Ege Vairaya), referring... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/14)

පක්ෂ විපක්ෂ සියළු දෙනාගේ එකමුතුවෙන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ යහපාලනය හා ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය ස්ථාපිත කළ යුතුයි
පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක
ජාතික හෙළ උරුමය විසින් රටේ සමාජ ආර්ථීක දේශපාලන ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණයක් සඳහා වූ යෝජනාවලියක් ඉදිරිපත් කළ අතර එය ජනතාව අතර ව්‍යාප්ත කිරීමේ වැඩපිළිවෙළ අපි දළඳා සමිඳුන් වැඳ පුදාගෙන නුවරින් ආරම්භ කළේය. එය අද කොටුව, බොරැල්ල, මහරගම, නුගේගොඩ ආදී නගරවල ක්‍රියාත්මක කරනව. හෙටත් අපි රට පුරා නගර ගණනාවක ක්‍රියාත්මක කරනව. මේ මුළු සතියේම අපේ අරමුණ එය ජනතාව අතරට ගෙනයාමයි. අපි 27 වනදා කොළඹ මහජන පුස්තකාලයේදී මේ පිළිබඳව දැනුවත් කිරීමේ වැඩසටහනක් පැවැත්වීමට කටයුතු සංවිධානකොට තිබේ. කිසියම් පුද්ගලයෙක් අතිගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමා වේවා, ආරක්ෂක ලේකම්තුමා වේවා, හිටපු හමුදාපති සරත් ෆොන්සේකා මහතා වේවා, වෙනත් හමුදා නිලධාරියෙක් වේවා ත්‍රස්තවාදය මැඩලීම පිළිබඳ කාරණා සම්බන්ධයෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/14)

Maithripala – Ranil’s latest puppet
H.L. D. Mahindapala
The joint opposition was desperately looking for a common candidate to (1) end, if possible, its divisive, internecine conflicts and (2) present a formidable and acceptable candidate who could stand up to the incumbent, Mahinda Rajapaksa. On Friday (November 20, 2014) the mystery candidate revealed himself : Maithripala Sirisena which the Opposition strategists calculate to be a coup because he was the General Secretary of the SLFP.  They also took into consideration some of  his Sinhala-Buddhist credentials which Ranil Wickremesinghe lacks.  But can they achieve their goal by appointing Maithripala Sirisena as the common candidate? Or... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/14)

A Critical Analysis of the 2015 Sri Lanka Presidential Election
Shenali D Waduge
 The impression given to the public is that the country has had enough of President Rajapakse and his family rule – if the country hated President Rajapakse so much why did the main Opposition and the Opposition parties need to fish for and field a Common Candidate? What is interesting is not the nomination of the General Secretary of the SLFP to contest against the incumbent President but the fact that at a crucial press conference announcing the common candidate the absence of the UNP was a noteworthy factor giving rise to the question how many... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/14)

The Hidden Agenda!
“The day that he is beaten in an election… Rajapaksha will be taken by international criminal court..”- Suren Surendiran, spokesman and director of Strategic Initiative for the Global Tamil Forum — with Amile Dilshan, Janitha Rubasinghe and Theekshana Sankalpa.... -Full Story- (https:/facebook.com/ - 24/11/14)

ආරම්භක ජනාධිපතිවරණ සටන 2.
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි.
අවුරුදු 47ක් ශ්රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ වැඩකල බව කියන එතුමා; එම පක්ෂයේ ලේඛම් වශයෙන් වසර; 13ක් සේවය කර ඇත්තෙකි.වැදගත් හා බලගතු පදවියක් දැරූ ඒ මහතා; වැඩිම කාලයක් පක්ස ලේකම් තුමා වශයෙන් කටයුතු කර ඇත.තවද මේ වනතෙක් එසේ කටයුතු කරමින් සිටින විටදීම; මුලු පක්ෂයටම හොරා ඔහු එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය හා සාකච්චා කොට එකගතාවයන්ට පැමිණි බව පවසයි. මේ රටේ පොදු ජනතාව මේ මහතා කියන මේ වගන්ති පෙල මනාව සනිටුහන් කර ගත යුතුය. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaAVpkGLitU “අපි ශ්රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයත් එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයත් ඒවගේම අර අපි එනගතාවය ඇතිකරගත් මේ රටතුල කලයුතු වෙනස්කම් සදහා ප්රතිපත්තිමය තීරණ වලට එකගවූ දේශපාලන පක්ෂ රාශියක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/14)

 ජේ ආර් ගේ සිහිනය හා හෙළ බොදු සිහින
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
මීට පෙර  මේ ගැන ලියු කෙටි සටහන පලවී නැති නිසා නැවත ලියන්නේ  ඒ ජා ප යේ යෝධයින්ගේ පැටිකිරිය  පෙන්වා දීමටය්  1941 දී  ජේ ආර් විසින් සිලෝන් නැෂනල්  කො  න්ග්රසයට යවන ලද සංදේශයේ මෙසේ සඳහන් වේ ---------'''අපේ ජාතියේ ප්‍රභවය ඇතිවුයේ නැතහොත්  අපේ ජාතියේ තිඹිරිගෙය වුයේ  ඉන්දියාවය්. අප ඉන්දියාව සමග ෆෙඩරල්  ක්‍රමයක් ඇතිකර ගැනීමට  සාකච්චා කිරීම සැලසුම් කිරීම  හා ඒ ක්‍රමය  ක්‍රියාත්මක  කිරීම යනාදිය  ගැන සිත් යොමුකළ යුතුය. එසේ ඇති කර ගන්නා fedaral  ක්‍රමය යටතේ   ලංකාවට  ඉන්දියා ප්‍රාන්තයකට  ලැබෙන අයිතිවාසිකම්  තිබිය යුතුය...........දුටුගැමුණු පැරකුම් යුග ගැන සිහින මැවීම  වැඩක් නැත.  තම්බි මුදලි දොන් අදිරියන් ජයවර්දන  සිංහලයන්ට විරුද්ධව ඉංග්‍රීසි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

Tomorrow if the budget 2015 is not defeated,do not call her father a Bandaranaike-Chandrika
 lanka C news
It is reported that a campaign has started by the opposition to defeat the government in the budget proposals 2015 voting.There had been an operation in coordinating the Members of the government.This operation has been started by the opposition now and initiated by the former president Chandrika Kumaratunga. When Chandrika Kumaratunga had not brought  the promised members to the opposition,Ranil Wickremasinghe had blamed her.Replying to him the former president had told that if he does not get the budget 2015 defeated tomorrow do not call her as a daughter of a Bandaranaike.In this regard a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

Maithripala is a weak link,the ones who came not strong,where the 45 who promised to come,Ranil accuses Chandrika
lanka C news
It is reported that Ranil Wickremasinghe has scolded Chandrika Kumaratunga accusing why the promised 45 members have not come yet. He had said that he consented to Maithripala Sirisena to be the common candidate as he was in the opinion se huld brhing in 45 members more than the present number of UNP members.At the media briefing he had said that 20 more members were coming.Now where are those who were to come he had asked.He had also asked where are the strong members who promised to come.He regret for allowing a weak person... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

මෛත‍්‍රීපාල කැඳයෙක්.. ආව උන් පෙන්දෝ.. ගේනවා කිවු 40 කෝ.. උඹ මාව කෑවා – රනිල් චන්ද්‍රිකාට බැණ වදී -හෙට අයවැය පරද්දනවා.. එහෙම නොකලොත් මගේ තාත්තා බණ්ඩාරනායක නොවෙයි..චන්ද්‍රිකා
lanka C news
ශ‍්‍රීලනිපයෙන් ගෙන එන බව කියූ මන්ත‍්‍රිවරු 45 තවම නාවේ මන්දැයි එජාප නායක රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහ හිටපු ජනාධිපතිනි චන්ද්‍රිකා බණ්ඩාරනායකට බැණ වැදී ඇතැයි වාර්තා වෙයි.තමන් මෛත‍්‍රීපාල සිරිසේනට පොදු අපේක්‍ෂක කම ලබා දෙන්නට එකඟ වූයේ දැන් එජාපයේ සිටින මන්ත‍්‍රි පිරිසට වඩා වැඩි ශ‍්‍රීලනිප මන්ත‍්‍රී පිරිසක් ගෙන එන බවට පොරොන්දු වූ නිසා යයිද පවසා ඇති ඒ මහතා පසුගියදා පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවටද ගෙන එන බව කී ශ‍්‍රීලනිප මන්ත‍්‍රිවරුන් 20 කොහේදැයි ප‍්‍රශ්ණ කර තිබේ. එම මාධ්‍ය හමුවටද චන්ද්‍රිකා විසින් වාඩි කරවන බවට සහතික කල බල කණු කොහේදැයි විමසා ඇති වික‍්‍රමසිංහ මහතා මේ පෙන්දන් වෙනුවෙන් තමන් ජනාධිපති අපේක්‍ෂක ධුරය මෛත‍්‍රීපාල වැනි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

සිහි විකල් කල නාගරික තරුණ චන්ද දායකයා
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
ගමේ ගොඩේ අ යට වඩායමක් කමක් දන්නේයය් හිතන විනෝදයටහා වල්බූරු නිදහසට  වැඩියෙන් බරවූ  නාගරික චන්ද දායකයින්  විසින් ළඟ එන චන්දය ගැන  කල   face  book  සටහන්  විසි තිස් ගණනක්  මගේ තරුණ ඥාතියෙක් විසින්  මට පෙන් වූ විට  මම වික්ෂිප්ත වුයෙමි.  මොවුන්ට  අනුව මහින්ද රජය  පරද වීම අතය වශ්ශය. රනිල්  කෙතරම් ගව්රවනීය පුද්ගලයෙක් දය කිවහොත්  ඔහු  තමන්ට ජනපති වීමට ඇති අවස්තාව අනුන්ට දන් දුන්  මහා කාරුණික දේශ හිතෛශියෙකි . එවැන්නක් කල හැක්කේ  මහාත්මා ගති ඇති අයෙකුට පමණි .විසි වාරයකට කිට්ටුව රනිල් දිගටම පැරදුන අයෙක් බවවත් මුන් දන්නේ නැත.  රනිල් ගේ හොර කොටි ගිවිසුම   බට ලන්දේ ඝාතන  හා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

ආරම්භක ජනාධිපතිවරණ සටන 1.
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි..
මෙය ලංකා ඉතියාසයේ සුවිශේෂී සිදුවීමකි. එදා සී. පී ද සිල්වා ආමාත්‍යතුමා නියෝජනය කලේද මේ මෛත්රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා නියෝජනය කල දිස්තුරික්යම වීම විශේෂයකි.ප්රගතිශීලී රජයන්ට “පිටිපස්සෙන් සිට පිහියෙන් ඇනීම“ වශයෙන් නම් කරන ලද මේ ක්රියාවලිය එදා එසේ නම් කරන ලද්දේ සිරිමාවෝ බණ්ඩාරණායක මැතිණිය විසිනි. ඉතිහාසය සමාජයේ සිදුවීම් විටෙක සරදමකට ලක් කරයි. මෙයද එවැනි එක් අවස්ථාවකි. එදා අගමැතිණි සිරිමාවෝ බණ්ඩාරනායක මැතිණිය මහත් වේදනාවෙන් ප්රකාශ කල “සී. පී. ද සිල්වා පිටිපස්සෙන් සිට මට පිහියෙන් ඇන්නා“ යයි කියන විට තමාගේ දෙවැනි දියණිය යම් දිනකදී මේ කාර්යම අනාගත රාජ්‍ය නායකයකු විනාශ කිරීම සදහා පාවිච්චි කරන බවක් නොසිතන්නට ඇත.ඇය සී. පී. ද සිල්වා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

How many UNPers will vote for a Farmer from the Opposite Camp?
 Shenali Waduge
The UNP - is a party where CLASS factor is undeniable - it is why Sajith will never be accepted, it is why Dayasri left, it is why Premadasa had to be excepted because of no other choice but why Maithripala will not be accepted (strange that NO UNP sat at the press conference announcing Maithripala's candidature as common candidate)  Will UNP voters fall for trap - Remember the trishaw driver Municipal elections in 2006? Sirisena Cooray asked UNP votebase to vote for the trishaw driver claiming he would hand over power once elected. That did not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

Govt. may consider dissolution if there is mass defection
Courtesy The Sunday Times
Government seniors were this week considering the possible early dissolution of Parliament, the Sunday Times learns. Consultations at the highest levels were held on the pros and cons of dissolving Parliament. This comes against the backdrop of the revolt by a section of ruling UPFA Ministers and MPs who have opted to back the opposition’s common candidate, former SLFP General Secretary and Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena at the January 8th presidential election against incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Mr. Sirisena’s party post was handed over to Petroleum Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa and the Health Ministry... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

Maithri takes over traitor’s role from Fonseka
University of Politics
Last week’s political arena heated up towards the weekend after President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday afternoon signed the proclamation declaring his intention to hold a presidential election seeking another term. On the following day, Elections Commissioner Mahida Deshapriya announced that nominations for the Presidential election will close on December 8 and the election will be held on January 8, 2015. President Mahinda Rajapaksa convened a sudden Cabinet meeting at the Presidential Secretariat just hours before he signed the proclamation declaring his intention to hold a presidential election after completing the first four years of his second... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

Opposition’s conspiracy with LTTE rump come to light
Daily News
The conspiracy hatched in the West and plotted at former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga’s official residence came to light when the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) jumped the gun, claiming that they would take President Mahinda Rajapaksa to an international war tribunal if Maithirpala Sirisena wins the next Presidential election. A day after Maithripala Sirisena was named the joint Opposition candidate following a conspiracy by Kumaratunga and her confidant, UNP parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera, the GTF has disclosed its future plans. The LTTE front organisation is yearning to take the leaders who ushered in peace to the country before... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

Common candidate Maithripala Sirisena- a catspaw !
P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne
After months of labouring, the opposition has named a candidate for the Presidential election to be held on 8th Jan 2015 - Health Minister and SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena.   At a meeting held at the Town Hall yesterday he had said that, ´The executive Presidency would be abolished within 100 days of his election as President and had promised that the UNP leader Ranil would be appointed as Prime Minister´.The same promise was made by Sarath Fonseka at the 2010 election.  During  previous elections as well prospective candidates made promises to abolish the executive Presidency but those promises  never materialised. With all... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

මෛත‍්‍රී ජනාධිපති වෙලා පැය 24න් විධායක බලතල අගමැතිට
– ලසිත දුමින්ද Divaina
ඉදිරි ජනාධිපතිවරණයට පොදු අපේක්‍ෂකයා ලෙස ඉදිරිපත් වී සිටින ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස්‌ පක්‍ෂයේ මහ ලේකම් සහ සෞඛ්‍ය ඇමැති මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතාගේ ජයග්‍රහණයට පූර්ණ සහයෝගය දැක්‌වීමට එක්‌සත් ජාතික පක්‍ෂ කෘත්‍යාධිකාරී මණ්‌ඩලය තීරණය කළ බව එජාප මහ ලේකම් තිස්‌ස අත්තනායක මහතා පැවැසීය. හෙතෙම මේ බැව් පැවසුවේ ඊයේ (21 වැනිදා) සවස එජාප මූලස්‌ථානය වන සිරිකොත හිදී පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවේදීය. මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා 2015 ජනවාරි 08 වැනිදා පැවැත්වෙන ජනාධිපතිවරණයෙන් ජයග්‍රහණය කළ පසු ආණ්‌ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්‌ථාවේ ඇති 38/1 බලතල අනුව පැය 24 ක්‌ ඇතුළත විධායක බලතල අගමැතිවරයා වෙත පවරා ගැනීමටත් 17 වැනි ව්‍යවස්‌ථාව බලාත්මක කිරීමටත්, මැතිවරණ ක්‍රමය වෙනස්‌... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

Minister Maithripala Sirisena Attempt to Obstruct Justice to Safeguard Son Daham who Attacked Asela Waidyalankara
By D.B.S.Jeyaraj Courtesy dbsjeyaraj.com
(Former Health minister Maithripala Sirisena is the man of the moment having quit the UPFA Govt and coming forward as the common opposition candidate challenging incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa for the Presidency with the slogan “Supirisidu Nayakathwayak, Maithree Palanayak”.This article was written by me at a time when Maithripala Sirisena was riding high as a powerful govt minister. This particular piece is about how Maithripala Sirisena’s son daham Sirisena and his drunken friends assaulted Asela Waidyalankara in front of his wife at a beach resort in Paasikudah in Batticaloa district.Asela the son of Senior... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/14)

Chaminda Perera  Courtesy The Daily News
 I feel sorry for him, says President; ‘now Ranil has Maithree at home and out!’
SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena has fallen into the opposition’s trap the same way Sarath Fonseka did in 2010, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday. “Today our General Secretary is leaving the party to contest the upcoming Presidential election from the United National Party. I feel sorry for him,” he said. President Rajapaksa added that he is contesting the Presidential election this time with a candidate who... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/14)

SLFP General Secretary and Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena as Opposition Common candidate
Hot News
Arriving with Former President Chandriak Kumaratunga and MP Rajitha Senaratne at the New Town Hall SLFP General Secretary and Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena declared himself as the common candidate for the upcoming presidential election. He Began his speech by reciting verses of the Dhamma pada said he will endure media freedom, abolish 13th amendment and will also change the current electoral system. He declared that he will abolish the executive presidency within 100 days. We should develop the economy of estate sector and private employees. We should develop the economy of estate sector as well as the private... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/14)

Despite the Common Candidate Agreement, UNP Plans to Field Own Candidate
Dilrook Kannangara
Celebrations in the Maithripala Sirisena camp will be short lived as the UNP plans to double-cross the kingmakers and their strategists. UNP has agreed to support this common candidate. However, UNP has no intention of living under a traditional rural SLFP stalwart. UNP’s plan is to get the common candidate to submit his nominations for the presidential election and then field its own candidate under the UNP. The end result will be both the common candidate and the incumbent will lose as they appeal to the same vote base, and the UNP candidate will emerge victorious. This... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/14)

තම්බිගේ මස් පිහියේත් ඇත සත් කරුණා හා මෛත්‍රී
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
මෙය කෙටි සටහනකි  දිගට ලියන්නට  නොහැකි තරමට හිත වික්ෂිප්තය. මෛත්‍රී පාල     සිරිසේන  අහිංසකයෙක් හා වැඩකිරීමට උනංදුවූ අයෙකි  ඖෂධ පනත ගෙන එන්නට වලිකෑ වේය එහෙත් ආණ්ඩුවේ ධන වැද්දෝ ඔහුට හරස් වුහ.. ඔහු අස්විය. හිතේ අමාරුවට අස්වුවද ඔහු  සේවනයට තෝරා  ගන්නේ බාලයන්ය. චන්ද්‍රිකා  අලජ්ජි අමන ගැහැනියකි  ශ්‍රී ල නි පයේ ප්‍රතිපත්තිත්  තම අම්මාත් තාත්තාත් පාවාදී  අන්‍යාගමික නළුබට්ටේකුට වහ වැටී  දරුවනුත් අන්‍යාගමික කර රටත් ජාතිවාදී දෙමල ගහලයන්ට පාවා දුන්  මුළු මහත් ත්‍රි සින්හලේටම  සාපයක් වූ ස්ත්‍රියකි  රනිල් නංවූ ද්‍රෝහියා උපතේ සිටම දේශ ද්‍රෝහියෙකි  කොටි සංවිධානය  තිබුනාට වඩා සිය ගුණයකින් වර්ධනය කර  සිංහලයන් විනාශ කිරීමට  කටයුතු කලේ ඔහුය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/14)

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ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
 වසර දස දහස් ගණනාවක් තිස්සේ අපේ කුඩා දිවයින  හදමින් වඩමින්මෙරට වාසභූමි කරගෙන සිටි යක්ෂ නාග  නම්වූ  ඔ  දැ ති  තෙදැති   සුපිරි  තාක්ෂණික ප්‍රජාව  මේ රට  ඉදිරියටත් නොනැසී පවත් වා ගෙන යාමට තරම් දක්ෂ බවදුටු බුදු හිමියෝ  තෙවරක්ම  වැඩම කර ඔවුන්ට ඒ සඳහා අවශ්‍ය ඥාන සම්භාරයද  ලබාදුන්නේ  ඉදිරියේදී තවත්  වැඩිදියුණු වූ සමාජයක් ඇතිකරලීමේ පරමාර්ථයෙනි පසුව ඔවුහු  ආර් ය  යන්ද  සමග එකතුවී  සිංහල නම්වූ ජාතිය බිහිකර   ශ්‍රේෂ්ට  සන්ස්ක්රුති යක් හා ශිෂ්ටාචාරයක්  බිහිකර  තමන්ගේ යය ආඩම්බරයෙන් කිවහැකි  රටක උරුමක්කාරයෝවුහ  සියලු පරසතුරු උවදුරු  මැඩ ලමින් රැකගෙන ආ  රට  පරදෙශීන්ට   අයීති වෙන්නට ඉඩදෙන නීති රීති හදා  ගෙන  පරදෙශීන්ට අවශ්‍ය අන්දමට ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/14)

රජුන් තැනීම හා දොරකඩ මාරාව
ආචාර්ය චන්දන ජයලත්
ඕනෑම බිබික්කමක් වෙනුවෙන් තම වටිනා ඡුන්දය දීමට පෙළඹෙන ජනතාවක් සිටිති. අපි කැපුවත් කොළ පාට නැත්නම් නිල් පාට යැයි උජාරුවෙන් සිටින තවත් පිරිසකි. බහුමතවාදී ලාංකීය ඡුන්ද පදනමක් තූල වැනි වැනී සිට අවසන් මොහොතේ යන දිශාව බලා ඡුන්දය දෙන රැුල්ලකුත් නැතුවා නොවේ. තව පිරිසක් ඡුන්දය කටු ගා එති. තවත් අය ඡුන්දය දීමෙන් වැළකී සිටිති. මේ දෙකෙන්ම සිදුවන්නේ තමාට ඇති වටිනාම ඡුන්ද බලය නිරපරාදේ නාස්ති කර ගැනීමයි. ඔවුන්ට අමතක වී ඇති කාරණය නම් තම කුස්සියේ ලූණු පොල් කට්ටේත් දේශපාලනය ගැබ් වී ඇති බවයි. තම කන බොන අඳින පළදින හා ජීවත් විය යුතු ආකාරය තීරණය කරන්නා තමා නොව දේශපාලනඥයා බවයි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/14)

Who is Maithripala Sirisena
Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena (born 3 September 1951) (known as Maithripala Sirisena) Sinhala: මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන is a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. He joined mainstream politics in 1989 and has held several ministries since 1994. He is the incumbent Cabinet Minister for Health and the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. He escaped an assassination attempt carried out by a suicide cadre of the LTTE in 2008. Sirisena was born on 3 September 1951. He was educated at Royal College, Polonnaruwa.[1] He has studied agriculture from the School of Agriculture in Kundasale. He... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

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