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Elections Commission and bans
Editorial Courtesy The Island
Elections Commission (EC) Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya is reported to have banned politicians from using the war victory in election-related propaganda. The war victory does not belong to any particular political party, he has reportedly said, adding that it belongs to all Sri Lankans alike. What is the law the Polls Chief has invoked to declare the war victory a public property, as it were? Are we to gather that the war victory also belongs to those who opposed the military campaign against the LTTE and ridiculed the armed forces' achievements on the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/19)

GOTA PHOBIA – Part V B (Chandrika's woes, agony, and betrayals)
By : A.A.N.MIZAM – MATARA.
Reliable sources indicate that the old hag and the symbol of jealousy bandit queen Chandrika will be getting into Sajith Premadasa's stages in a bid to make the UNP win the forthcoming presidential election.  She fled from Sri Lanka in an utterly dejected mood, probably after emptying her bottle of night companion, on the night of 11th October when then the Elpitiya election results were announced. Already she has issued several press statements condemning SLFP's union with the SLPP, particularly to social media sites operated by Ton Pacha... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/19)

Why J V P ?
Sugath Samarasinghe
We know that JVP has submitted a Private Members' Bill for a 20th Amendment to the Constitution proposing the Executive Presidency to be abolished. Then why have they nominated a candidate for the forthcoming Presidential Elections? That begs for an answer, in my mind. Isn't there a contradiction? What is their logic here? I would imagine, if they were really genuine in their intention, they should rather concentrate their energies on winning sufficient no of seats in the next Parliamentary elections, as the immediate need to achieve such an objective will be to secure... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/19)

Policy of ‘Leave No One Behind' in development must resonate at all levels, Sri Lanka tells WHO Heath Forum
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Geneva
Addressing the WHO Metal Health Forum held in Geneva on 14 October 2019, Sri Lanka updated the global healthcare community, which comprised policy experts and representatives of Member States and international organisations, on progress achieved in advancing mental health, providing healthcare support and improving the working environment that could foster good health and wellbeing among the Sri Lankan population. The intervention made by Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka in Geneva at the Forum dealt with three main points namely, the need for mental healthcare and delivery of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/19)

Under what law war victory cannot be campaigned? Bandula
Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Opposition MP Dr. Bandula Gunawardana today asked under what laws the Elections Commission has said that it was prohibited to use war victory and slogans in the election campaigns. He said as a member of the Constitutionality, he cannot figure out under what laws or regulations that the EC has said campaigners can't use war victory. Addressing a news briefing, Dr. Gunawardana said the LTTE could not be defeated by any of the previous Commandants-in-Chief because they did not have a defence secretary like Gotabaya Rajapaksa. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/19)

Hemasiri summoned before PCoI on corruption at PB
 Mirudhula Thambiah Courtesy Ceylon Today
Summons have been sent to former Chairman of the People's Bank Hemasiri Fernando yesterday (14) to appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating corruption in the current administration on 18 October. The PCoI yesterday (14) investigated an allegation that the People's Bank had lost a significant sum of money during its attempt to digitise operations in 2016. Testifying before the PCoI, an official of the Auditor's General Department, Chamali Indika, who examined an audit query on the digitisation operation said that they had raised a number of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/19)

Cardinal's Counsel submits 34 documents to new PCoI probing Easter carnage
Pahan Wijesekera and Udayanthi Munasingha Courtesy Ceylon Today
President's Counsel Shamil J. Perera, the private lawyer for Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, yesterday (14), submitted 34 documents along with affidavits which had been signed with witness statements by the Cardinal to the new five-member Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to probe the Easter Sunday carnage. Sources said that the documents submitted to the Commission by the private lawyer for the Cardinal had included information that was not in possession of the Government in connection with the Easter Sunday carnage. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/19)

Storing of paddy at Mattala: Ranil can't appear before PCoI till Presidential Poll is over
Courtesy Ceylon Today
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has informed the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing the corruption of the current administration yesterday (16) that he could not appear before the PCoI until the Presidential Election is over. Wickremesinghe was to appear before the Commission on 18 October to testify over the decision to store paddy at the Mattala Airport in 2015. Summons for the Prime Minister to appear before the PCoI was issued on 14 October.  The Police officers attached to the PCoI visited the Mattala Airport and observed approximately five... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/19)

කෘෂිකර්මාන්තයට දෙන සහන රැසක් ගැන සජිත්ගෙන් පොරොන්දුවක්...
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/kH7aARepsmc... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/19)

Mahesh Senanayake’s presidential candidature disputed within party?
Courtesy Adaderana
Members of the National People’s Party charge that the party’s presidential candidate former Army Commander General Mahesh Senanayake was nominated for the candidature without the consent of the party members. Local Government members of the party mentioned this holding a press conference today (17). The Executive Committee Member of the Party Pradeep Panagoda expressed following views: “This is a decision taken by a group claiming to be civil organizations through receiving money by embassies and foreign institutions. https://youtu.be/LqVdUNUL6lc This is not a people’s movement,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/19)

දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානය එ.ජා.ප.යේ නතර වේවි
උපුටා ගැන්ම  අරුණ පුවත්
රට කඩන යෝජනාවලිය සමග දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානය නතර වෙන්නේ එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂ මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී වීරකුමාර දිසානායක පැවැසීය. පසුගිය කාලයේ ආණ්ඩුව ආරක්ෂා කිරීම සඳහා දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානය කොන්දේසි වශයෙන් ඉදිරිපත් කළ යෝජනාවලියට මේ වන විට යළිත් වෙන්දේසි කිරීමට පටන්ගෙන ඇතැයිද මන්ත්‍රීවරයා කීවේය. වීරකුමාර දිසානායක මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂ මූලස්ථානයේ ඊයේ (16 වැනිදා) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවේදීය. ‘සම්බන්ධන්ලාගේ බලය බෙදීමේ යෝජනාවලිය ඉදිරියට ඇවිල්ලා. දෙමළ ජනතාවගේ ප්‍රශ්නවලට විසඳුම් දිය යුතුයි. හැබැයි ඒ රට බෙදලා නෙමෙයි. ඒකීය භාවය ආරක්ෂා කරගෙනයි විසඳුම් දිය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/19)

TNA යෝජනාවලියෙහි භයානක කරුණු 13 ක් - පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
ඉදිරි ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී සහය දැක්වීමට දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානය ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇති යෝජනාවලියේ අතිශය භයානක කරුණු 13 ක් අන්තර්ගත බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ පවසනවා. කොළඹ අද පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ඉන්දික අනුරුද්ධ මේ බව කියා සිටියා. එම අවස්ථාවට පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී පියල් නිශාන්ත ද එක්වුණා. මේ අතර, දෙමළ සමාජ ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී පක්ෂයේ ජාතික සංවිධායක, උතුරු නැගෙනහිර පළාත් හිටපු ප්‍රධාන අමාත්‍ය වර්ධරාජා පෙරුමාල් ඇතුළු එම පක්ෂයේ නියෝජිතයන් පිරිසක් සහ විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ අතර හමුවක් ඊයේ කොළඹදී සිදුවුණා. ජනාධිපති ධුර අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂගේ ජයග්‍රහණය වෙනුවෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/19)

නැවතුණ සංවර්ධනය ඉදිරියට ගෙන යන බවට ජනපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභයගෙන් ප්‍රකාශයක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
පැහැදිලි ආර්ථික සැලස්මක් සමග සෘජු නායකත්වයක් යටතේ 2015 සිට නැවතුනු සංවර්ධනය ඉදිරියට ගෙන යාමට කටයුතු කරන බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ පවසනවා. ඔහු මේ බව සදහන් කළේ් රඹුක්කන අද පැවති ජනරැලියට එක්වෙමින්. මේ අතර, ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂ කැගල්ල දිස්ත්‍රික් බල මණ්ඩල රැස්විමට අද ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ එක් වුණා. එම රැස්වීමට පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් වන රංජිත් සියඹලාපිටිය සහ මහින්දානන්ද අලූත්ගමගේ  ද එක්ව සිටියා. https://youtu.be/Uh9iw7SGDgc https://youtu.be/QRpPFf2w6NM... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/19)

TNA යෝජනාවලිය ගැන අදත් විවිධ අදහස්
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
මෙවර ජනාධිපතිවරණ අපේක්ෂකයින් සමග ගිවිසුම් ගත වීමේ අරමුණින් දෙමළ දේශපාලන පක්ෂ 5ක් එක්ව ඉදිරිපත් කල ඒකීය රාජ්‍ය සංකල්පය ඉවත් කිරීම ඇතුලු ඉල්ලීම් 13ක යෝජනාවලිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් අදත් මහා සංඝරත්නය ඇතුළු විවිධ පාර්ශ්ව අදහස් පළ කලා. මේ අතර උහන ප්‍රාදේශීය සභාවේ පක්ෂ විපක්ෂ මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් මෙම යෝජනාවලියට විරෝධය පළ කරමින් එය ගිනි තබා විනාශ කළා. https://youtu.be/2E2mMyxXckM... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/19)

AMERICA WORKS FROM IMPROVISED SHEDS: A Lesson on How we have to act fast to win the War on Cost of Living
By Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D.
Clearing my RV at Baltimore Docks reminded me of my Marketing Departments days in 1955 when we worked from sheds and temporarily built structures. Today our plan to bring down the Cost of Living needs brand new shops to house the Coop and CWE Outlets.  I was told that I could clear my RV at the Mid Atlantic Terminal (the Docks) on Broening Highway and when I phoned in I was told that I had to get an Escort to the Docks and the escort was to be met at another office... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/19)

The baton was passed on, let’s see if they will win the relay
M. Ravi Hewa
My dear Green Man, I thought I must write to you, now that you are free from the burden of campaigning and being a candidate. That must be a big change for you as you have been at the forefront of all the Green campaigns for the past twenty-five years, even if most of them were not very successful. It would be interesting if you could let us know what prompted you to finally pass the baton on to young Sajith. After all, right until the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/19)

YAHAPALANA AS A PUPPET REGIME Part 13 (A)
KAMALIKA PIERIS
LAND GRAB IN RAMSAR SITE A request has been made to release five acres of land from the Vankalei sanctuary, on the left side of Mannar Bridge, for the construction of a park. The request was made by the Project management unit of the Taskforce on the resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).  It is Rishard Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry & Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Co-operative Development, Vocational Training & Skills Development, who is keen on getting the five-acre plot,  said the media. The proposed land belongs to the Department of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/19)

YAHAPALANA AS A PUPPET REGIME Part 13 (B)
KAMALIKA PIERIS
APPOINTMENTS (1) A top official suspended for misappropriations of Rs 203,000,000 at Inland Revenue Department by manipulating eight files had been reinstated on a directive of Public Service Commission, reported the media. COPE was investigating this. APPOINTMENTS (2) The Home affairs Ministry had selected 103 Grama Niladharis who had passed the exam for promotion to super grade in Aug 2017, and were promoted in 2018  but  the promotions have so far not been effected, media reported in August  2019. STATE VEHICLES (1) Weerawansa observed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/19)

YAHAPALANA AS A PUPPET REGIME Part 13 (C)
KAMALIKA PIERIS
This essay contains snippets of information on Mangala Samaraweera and Ranil Wickremesinghe, taken from the media. MANGALA SAMARAWEERA Journalists based in Washington and New York have noted that, from the time Mangala Samaraweera assumed office as Foreign affairs minister,  he has taken upon himself to denigrate the previous leadership of the country before his Western counterparts, sometimes embellished with unsubstantiated tall yarns, perhaps in the naive and forlorn belief that his popularity among them would be enhanced. (One recalls his tales of the Rajapaksas siphoning off $50 billion to foreign tax havens... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/19)

යාපනය ජාත්‍යන්තර ගුවන්තොටුපොළ විවෘත කිරීම අද....
Media secretary to Hon. Mini. Arjuna Ranatunga,
ශ්‍රී ලාංකේය සිවිල් ගුවන් ක්ෂේත්‍රයට නව පරිච්ඡේදයක් එක් කරමින්  යාපනය ජාත්‍යන්තර ගුවන්තොටුපොළ විවෘත කිරීම හෙට සිදු කෙරේ. ඒ් හෙට උදෑසන නවයට ආරම්භ වන රාජ්‍ය උත්සවයේදී ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මැතිතුමාගේ සුරතිනි. අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මැතිතුමා,  ප්‍රවාහන සහ සිවිල් ගුවන්සේවා අමාත්‍ය අර්ජුන රණතුංග මහතා,  ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ඉන්දියානු මහ කොමසාරිස් තරංජිත් සිං සන්ධු මහතා ඇතුළුව සම්භාවනීය අමුත්තන් රැසක් එම අවස්ථාවට එක් වේ. එම රාජ්‍ය උත්සවයේ සූදානම පිරික්සීමට අද (16) යාපනය ජාත්‍යන්තර ගුවන්තොටුපොළට ගිය අමාත්‍ය අර්ජුන රණතුංග මැතිතුමා පැවසුවේ යාපනය ජාත්‍යන්තර ගුවන්තොටුපොළ උතුරු පළාත මුල් කරගනිමින් සමස්ත ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පමණක් නොව ඉන්දීය කලාපයේ ගුවන් ප්‍ර‍වාහනයේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/19)

Was the Mullaitivu cremation staged against a Gotabaya presidency?
BODHI DHANAPALA
News reports (e.g., Island 12-Oct-2019) tell us how the Malaysian anti-terrorist unit is handling nascent neo-LTTE groups when it arrested seven operatives including two members of parliament (Lawmakers). Malaysian newspapers have reported the arrests of seven LTTE operatives in Malaysia. Two Malaysian Tamil lawmakers are among the seven arrested. Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter-terrorism Division (E8) principal assistant director, Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay says: "To the police, it does not matter who the individual is. Anyone found to be involved in terrorist activities, regardless of their political party, religion, race,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/19)

A shot in the arm
RANJITH SOYSA
It was indeed a source of hope and encouragement to hear the statement of Presidential candidate, Gotabaya Rajapakse that he intends to reject the UNHRC resolution co-sponsored by the Yahapalanay government in Oct 2015  which created a world record by sponsoring and adverse ruling on its own country. The resolution was based on the Darusman report which was essentially mandated ONLY to appraise the Secretary-General of the UN. It was emphatically mentioned by UNSG’s then spokesperson as ‘ not a fact-finding mission, not, an investigation,, not an inquiry.,only a panel to advise the SG.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/19)

EXTREMISM UNLEASHED
ALI SUKHANVER
An article of Harsh Mander was published in the Hindu with the title ‘Lynching, the scourge of new India’ in the second week of last October. The writer says, “In the years since Narendra Modi was elected in 2014, ugly mob hate has spilled onto the streets, trains and people’s homes. Fevered throngs surround, brutally assault and sometimes kill unarmed men, mostly Muslim. The crowds allege that the men had slaughtered cows, or were thieves; but sometimes their only crime — as when a child was stabbed to death on a crowded train near Delhi —... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/19)

Several Turmeric Manufacturers in Bangladesh Add Lead to the Spice
Edited By: Natalia Jones Courtesy Baba Mail
The golden spice is one of the most potent natural ingredients out there, and the active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, has been shown to have antimicrobial and cancer-fighting properties, among many other health benefits. Unfortunately, several manufacturers have been adulterating the spice since the 1980s by adding lead chromate, a lead-based yellow dye that enhances the natural bright gold color of the spice, as reported in a recent article by Stanford researchers.Lead, a heavy metal, is a known neurotoxin that interferes with brain development, so it’s especially dangerous for children, but it also significantly contributes to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/19)

Sword of Damocles Hanging on Sri Lanka’s Sovereignty
Professor Nishan Wijesinha
As an International Forensic Jurisprudence Professor, I had to wait until the time was correctly staged for me to expose the unseen hand that is causing stage dramas in Sri Lanka, which are brainwashing the people’s minds and making them fall into their subtle trappings. The Western Superpowers Mainly, the USA, UK, Canada, Australia & New Zealand with their crafty and sharp political intelligence network, first crept into the minds of parents to abhor Sri Lankan Cultural based National education system and its local education and higher education publications; and clouded their attention... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/19)

India falls behind Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal in global hunger index; ranks 102nd among 107 countries
Courtesy Business Today
South Asian countries like Pakistan (94), Bangladesh (88), Sri Lanka (66) and Nepal (73) have fared better than India in terms of high-levels of hunger India has ranked 102nd among 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI). In 2018, India had ranked 55 among 77 nations listed in the GHI. South Asian countries like Pakistan (94), Bangladesh (88) and Sri Lanka (66) have fared better than India, says a report prepared by Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide. India is among 45 countries that have serious levels of hunger. The report says several... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/19)

SLFPers joining UNP: Dayasiri rejects Sajith’s claim
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara said yesterday that the SLFP organisers who were said to have joined hands with the United National Party (UNP) were those who were sacked from the party. Mr. Jayasekara said this in response to Minister Sajith Premadasa’s claim that more than 40 SLFPers had joined hands with his party. He said forming an organisation to protect the SLFP and allying themselves to the UNP could not be called as protecting the SLFP. “SLFP must be protected by its members... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/19)

රටට ආදරය කරන නායකයෙකු පත්කර ගන්න-ඇල්ලේ ගුණවංශ හිමි
උපුටාගැණීම අද දෙරණ
රටට ආදරය කරන නායකයෙකු පත්කර ගැනීමට ජනතාව කල්පනාකාරීව කටයුතු කළ යුතු බව පූජ්‍ය ඇල්ලේ ගුණවංශ හිමියන් පවසයි.  එහිදි අදහස් දැක්වු උන්වහන්සේ පැවසුවේ දේශපාලන නායකයින් සමඟ රහසිගත සාකච්ඡා නොපවත්වන ලෙස පූජ්‍ය ඇල්ලේ ගුණවංශ හිමි සියළු ජනාධිපති ධුර අපේක්ෂකයින්ගෙන් ඉල්ලීමක් කරන බවයි. “යුතුකම සංවිධානය” අද (16)  කොළඹ කැදවා තිබූ මාධ්‍ය හමුවකටඑක්වෙමින් උන්වහන්සේ මෙම අදහස් පල කළේය. උතුරේ දේශපාලන පක්ෂ 05ක් ජනාධිපති අපෙක්ෂකයන්ගේන කළ ඉල්ලීම් 10ක් සම්බන්ධයේද අදහස් දැක්වීය. https://youtu.be/il_BVQHZ_zA... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/19)

State resources sold by govt. must be reclaimed - Gotabaya
Courtesy Adaderana
The manifesto of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’s presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa is scheduled to be launched on the 25th of October. Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila stated that this decision was taken during a discussion held at the official residence of Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa last night (15). https://youtu.be/EnvDK7hH58Q Meanwhile, Gotabaya Rajapaksa has pointed out that Sri Lanka’s sovereignty is currently under threat. He stated this addressing a convention held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute yesterday. The event was held under the auspices of SLPP presidential candidate... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/19)

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe summoned to Presidential Commission of Inquiry over storing paddy in Mattala
Courtesy Adaderana
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been requested to appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate and inquire into serious acts of fraud, corruption, and abuse of power, state resources, and privileges on the 18th of October. Along with the Prime Minister, Minister Daya Gamage, too, has been summoned to appear before the Commission. This was in connection with an investigation into the alleged loss to the government during the paddy storage at the Mattala International Airport. Considering the evidence collected on the case, the Commission has notified... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/19)

Stone weapons used by prehistoric man found from Mankulam
Courtesy Adaderana
Several stone weapons used by prehistoric man have been found in the area nearby Panikkan Kulam in Mankulam, Mullaitivu, says Professor Paramu Pushparatnam. Speaking to Ada Derana reporter, Prof. Pushparatnam stated that he had inspected the area after he was notified by the residents that artefacts belonging to the prehistoric times exist there. According to the estimation of Prof. Pushparatnam, the stone weapons recovered from the area had been used over 10,000 years and he added that these artefacts would be directed for chronological dating. Prof. Pushparatnam added that multiple... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/19)

The Election Commission’s officers confiscate over 2,000 appointment letters from the National Housing Development Authority.
Courtesy Adaderana
The officers of the Election Commission today (16) commenced an investigation regarding a complaint with regard to over 2,000 confirmation letters set to be given to employees of the National Housing Development Authority. The Organization to Protect the National Housing Development Authority, which filed the complaint, charged that the chairman had made the appointments violating the election laws. It further stated that the Authority’s chairman and the upper management had utilized over Rs 400 million for election campaign purposes. The funds were to be allocated to construct sanitary facilities for low-income families... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/19)

Must remove taxes imposed on individual income - Gotabaya
Courtesy Adaderana
The presidential candidate of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he would restructure the government’s tax framework and bring VAT to 8 percent when he comes to power. He stated this during an event held yesterday (16) with the owners of tea factories. Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax imposed on labourers and employees who earn middle-level salary scale must be removed, Rajapaksa stressed. Meanwhile, addressing a public meeting held in Ratnapura Gotabaya said, under his administration, steps would be taken to stabilize national security by restoring the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/19)

පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් තොරතුරු කී රදගුරුතුමන් අත්අඩංගුවට
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් තමන් වෙත ලද තොරතුරු රජයේ වගකිව යුතු පාර්ශ්වවලට ලබාදුන්නද ප්‍රහාරය වැළැක්වීමට කිසිදු පියවරක් නොගත් බවට හෙළිදරව් කළ මෙරට එංගලන්ත සභාවේ ගරු ග්‍රෙගරි ෆ්‍රැන්සිස් රදගුරුතුමන් කොටුව පොලිසිය අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන තිබෙනවා. එම රදගුරුතුමන් අදාළ හෙළිදරව්ව සිදුකළේ ඊයේ පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී. https://youtu.be/MBTleuXIHHI පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් තමන් වෙත ලද තොරතුරු පිළිබඳව ඊයේ කොළඹදී ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවක් පවත්වමින් ගරු ග්‍රෙගරි ෆ්‍රැන්සිස් රදගුරුතුමන් හෙළිදරව්වක් සිදුකළා. කෙසේ වෙතත්, එම ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාව අවසානයේ ඊයේ පස්වරුවේ කොටුව පොලිසිය විසින් එම රදගුරුතුමන්ව අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන තිබුණේ ගල්කිස්ස ප්‍රදේශයේ පාසලකට සිසුවෙකු ඇතුලත් කිරීමේ... -Full Story-
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උතුරු නැගෙනහිර දෙමළ දේශපාලන පක්ෂ 5 ක් එක්ව සෑදූ යෝජනාවලියට ආ විරෝධය
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මෙවර ජනාධිපති ධුර අපේක්ෂකයින්ට ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම සඳහා උතුරු නැගෙනහිර දෙමළ දේශපාලන පක්ෂ 5 ක් එක්ව කරුණු 13 කින් යුක්තව සකස් කළ යෝජනාවලියට එරෙහිව අදහස් දක්වමින් භික්ෂූන්වහන්සේ අද ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡා කිහිපයක් පැවැත්වුවා. එහිදී උන්වහන්සේ අවධාරණය කර සිටියේ රට දෙකඩ කිරීමේ අරමුණින් මෙම යෝජනාවලිය ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇති බවයි. https://youtu.be/4OoNs5dkByo... -Full Story-
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කොල්ලූපිටියේ රහස් සාකච්ඡාවක් ගැන නිදහස් පක්ෂයෙන් හෙළිදරව්වක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ ඇමතිවරයෙකු ඇතුළු කිහිපදෙනෙකු පසුගිය දිනක කොල්ලූපිටියේදි රැස්වි සිදුකල සාකච්ඡාවක් සම්බන්ධයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී වීරකුමාර දිසානායක අද විශේෂ හෙලිදරව්වක් සිදුකලා. ඒ එම පක්ෂ මුලස්ථානයේ කැදවා තිබූ මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදීයි. මෙහිදී මන්ත්‍රීවරයා කියා සිටියේ එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ අමාත්‍යවරයෙකුගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් පසුගිය ඔක්තෝම්බර් 5 වනදා කොල්ලූපිටියේ විශේෂ ස්ථානයක අදාළ සාකච්ඡාව පැවති බවයි. එහිදී ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂය ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂට සහය දීමට තීරණය කළහොත් ගත යුතු පියවර සම්බන්ධයෙන් තීන්දු දෙකකට එළඹ ඇතැයි ද වීර කුමාර දිසානායක මන්ත්‍රීවරයා සදහන් කළා. එහිදී... -Full Story-
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ගෝඨාභයගේ ප්‍රතිපත්ති බාල මැතිවරණ පොරොන්දු නොවේ - මන්ත්‍රී ඩලස්
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ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති ධුර අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂගේ ප්‍රතිපත්ති බාල මැතිවරණ පොරොන්දු නොවන බව පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම පවසනවා. කොළඹ අද පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක්වෙමින් ඔහු මේ බව කියා සිටියා. https://youtu.be/FQ4QaaBlAbs... -Full Story-
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මැණික් කර්මාන්තයට කඩිනමින් බලපත්‍ර ලබාදෙන බව අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
මැණික් කර්මාන්තය සදහා කඩිනමින් බලපත්‍ර ලබාදීමේ වැඩපිළිවෙලක් ඉදිරියේදී ඇති කිරීමට කටයුතු කරන බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති ධුර අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ පවසනවා. පැල්මඩුල්ල ප්‍රදේශයේ අද පැවති ජනහමුවකට එක්වෙමින් ඔහු කියා සිටියේ මැණික් ඇතුළු කර්මාන්ත කිහිපයක් තුළ පවතින සියලූ ගැටලූ නිරාකරණය කරන බවයි. මේ අතර, දෙමළ සමාජ ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී පක්ෂයේ ජාතික සංවිධායක, උතුරු නැගෙනහිර පළාතේ් හිටපු ප්‍රධාන අමාත්‍ය වර්ධරාජා පෙරුමාල් ඇතුළු එම පක්ෂයේ නියෝජිතයන් පිරිසක් අද විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ හමුවී ජනාධිපති ධුර අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂට සහය ලබාදෙන බව ප්‍රකාශ කළා. එසේම, දේශප්‍රේමී එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ නියෝජිතයන්... -Full Story-
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අපේක්ෂක සජිත්ට මන්ත්‍රී විමල් ගෙන් චෝදනාවක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
නව ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක, අමාත්‍ය සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස ප්‍රතිරූප මවා ගැනීමේ උත්සාහයක නිරතව සිටින බව ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණේ නායක, පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී විමල් වීරවංශ පවසනවා. කොළඹ අද පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක්වෙමින් ඔහු මේ බව කියා සිටියා. එම මාධ්‍ය හමුවට කලාකරුවන් පිරිසක්ද එක්ව සිටි අතර, එහිදී ඔවුන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂට සහය පළ කරන බව ප්‍රකාශ කළා https://youtu.be/IPQj2wEYx_g... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/19)

Old memories of development: A Youth I will never forget
By Garvin Karunaratne
Seeing what is happening in Elpitiya my mind travels back decades to a youth that struck me most in my eighteen years’ service in the Administrative Service of my beloved country. It was a youth from Elpitiya. In 1970 I was the Deputy Director in the Small Industries Department in charge of making allocations of foreign exchange to small industrialists to import an item that was required to make something useful for sale.  Mr Kariyawasam the Member of Parliament for Bentara Elpitiya met me with a youth. Mr Kariyawasam introduced the youth to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/10/19)

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  • 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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