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Selecting Leaders to Reclaim Our Country
Dr D.Chandraratna
During the last so many years we have agonized over the unsatisfactory state of affairs in our body politic and the helplessness of its citizens. If we are to survive this madness, simply switching off or merely ridiculing the current crop of Parliamentarians will not deliver. We must actively canvass our good intentions to rectify the gross abuses of the so-called democracy that we are corralled into. Our reform agenda should be known to those around us and thereby encourage a vigorous debate about how we plan to see happen. After almost five years of disenfranchisement... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/19)

RETURN of Don Juan Dharmapala (2015 – 2019)
By shenali Waduge
At a time when controversial secretly discussed and signed agreements are surfacing all posing national security risk and sovereignty threats to Sri Lanka, it only calls to mind a comparison of the modern day black princes to Don Juan Dharmapala who betrayed not only the Nation but Rata, Jathiya, Agama. The present black princes are betraying Sri Lanka with impunity and immunity and with no qualms about the damage being done to either the Nation or its People. How different is Don Juan Dharmapala from the bevy of black princes who are destroying a proud... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/19)

Hong Kong, a Part of China, Shall Allow No External Interference
by Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan
What happened recently in Hong Kong Autonomous Region (SAR) of China has shocked the world. On 1 July, the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong's return to mainland China, some riots with the dressed lie of democracy, acted like cruel extremists, broke into the Legislative Council building of Hong Kong, and vandalized various facilities. What enraged China and shocked the world further is British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt's remarks on the second day. Mr. Hunt said that the UK stands behind people in Hong Kong in defence of the freedoms that Britain negotiated for them,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/19)

Four busted with 290 electric detonators at Piliyandala
Courtesy Adaderana
Four persons have been arrested while in possession of 290 electric detonators at Hedigama, Piliyandala, says the Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara. They were taken into custody from a house in the Hedigama area acting on a tip-off was received by the Piliyandala Police on the matter, the police spokesperson said. The arrest was made in a search jointly carried out by the Sri Lanka Army and the Police. Accordingly, the arrestees were identified as the owner of the house, his two sons and the person who had given... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/19)

Opportunity for people to elect new govt. within next 5 months - President
Courtesy Adaderana
President Maithripala Sirisena has said the people will have the opportunity to elect a new government within the next five months and that he expects them to use their franchise wisely to select honest individuals who love the country. The only way to re-build this economically backward and the corrupted country is to elect a government with honest politicians, the President has stated attending a ceremony to declare open the newly-constructed District Hospital in Nuwara Eliya today (15), the President's Media Division (PMD) said. Politicians, who love the country will instinctively work... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/19)

Canada distorts the Truth about Tamil Genocide allegations in Sri Lanka
Asoka Weerasinghe (Mr.) Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada
11 July 2019 His Excellency David McKinnonCanadian High Commissioner for Sri LankaCanadian High Commission33A  5th LaneColpettyColombo 3Sri Lanka. Dear High Commissioner David McKinnon: Re: Canada distorts the Truth about Tamil Genocide allegations in Sri Lanka  I read with hurried interest the news item Canada to support conflict prevention in Sri Lanka , in The Island of July 4, reporting what you had said on Canada Day. Reading it, one would have expected this... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/19)

Oxymora-‘Some morons are engaged in actions that veritably fall into a plethora of oxymora’
Laksiri Warnakula
Introduction I am exhausted. It’s not just physical. It stems from my incapability to take in and digest all of what is written on paper and spoken about, almost everywhere. The incessant barrage of peoples’ howling and protesting, talking and reporting colourfully (pun intended) and ruefully on moronic deals, deeds and a plethora of other adventures by the ‘Diyawanna Oya Outfit’ has risen to a crescendo, which most likely has never been heard before. The number of people asking, arguing, criticising and writing in newspapers and other social media sites has reached heights never... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/19)

Cricket ,Champaign and Muslims
Dr Sarath Obeysekera 
I was watching the greatest game ever last night. After lifting the cup jubilant English players were holding the cup  After holding the cup Champaign bottles were uncoked I noted that two bearded Muslim players slowly and unnoticed creep away until Champaign is sprayed all over the players  News.com .au of Australia published following already . England World Cup stars Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid were forced to flee the team’s wild celebrations immediately following the World Cup trophy presentation in a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/19)

Without shadow of a doubt ,it was the greatest game ever and lessons learnt
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
Yesterday we saw every element of good spirit , sense of responsibility , integrity , showing one’s courage in a fight until you live or die, how not to give up the task entrusted until last breath. We can elaborate many such human qualities humans and animals have. Two teams of nations with players predominantly with fair skin colour, showed us how to fight. We were under the same race as a colony  for many many years . They left our country after building much of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/19)

TO HANG OR NOT TO HANG: ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE
Sugath Samarasinghe
Being an ignoramus, I was neither for nor against this idea of Judicial Executions. Yet I have been reading most of the stuff that is being written mostly against the idea. I am stuck by the mostly pseudo intellectual arguments that is being written, I am wondering whether there is no other approach to this issue; and after reading the article the article of Dr. Nihal Jayawickrame in ‘The Island’ last Sunday, it was virtually like the last straw that broke the back of the camel! I thought I must respond to this pseudo intellectualism.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/19)

Robberies in broad daylight
Dr Sarath Obeysekera 
In colloquial sinhala we have words like “Kamba horu, pal  horu, neelakasa horu, ali horu, Karawala horu , Ali baba Saha horu hathaliya, jaraa horu , and  may  be few more pseudonyms ,to name a few who are robbers. When you read about the robbing which had taken place in Sri Lankan Air lines published in Sunday Paper today  and plethora of newspaper articles about Robbing the Central Bank , we Sri Lankan should start seriously think before we place of cross to elect next parliament and their leaders. There was s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/19)

England win Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes stars in dramatic victory over New Zealand
By Stephan Shemilt Courtesy  BBC Sport at Lord's
CC Men's Cricket World Cup final, Lord'sNew Zealand 241-8 (50 overs): Nicholls 55, Woakes 3-37, Plunkett 3-42England 241 all out (50 overs): Stokes 84, Buttler 59, Neesham 3-43, Ferguson 3-50England win after super overScorecard England beat New Zealand to win the men's World Cup for the first time after one of the most amazing games of cricket ever played was tied twice. In an emotional and electric atmosphere at Lord's, both sides scored 241 in their 50 overs and were level on 15 when they batted for an... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/19)

Sajith’s wife speaks as future first lady
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Jalani Premadasa, the wife of Sajith Premadasa on Saturday addressing and event said that she appeared before them as the first lady of future leader of the country. The first Women's Conference of the ‘Jathika Maha Sabha’ in Hatton was held at the D.K.W. Cultural Hall in Hatton on Saturday under the patronage of Mrs Premadasa. https://youtu.be/PPhWODm-8ug “I know that you would have to face to many problems, if all of you do not own a land. Even though I cannot give you a quick solution... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/19)

Rishad cleared of allegations by CID - Ranil
Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday said there were as many as 300 allegations against Minister Bathiudeen and a bulk of them were baseless. "The CID reports have cleared Mr. Bathiudeen," the Prime Minister said. “After the Easter Sunday attacks there was an allegation that Minister Bathiudeen tried to influence the Army Commander into releasing the son of an acquaintance. However, the army chief later denied and said the minister did not attempt to influence him. The CID had sent a report on Mr. Bathiudeen to the Speaker,” he said... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/19)

Will not allow CBK to destroy UNP’s identity - Ravi
Courtesy Adaderana
Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike and her clan in the UNP will not be allowed to destroy the identity of the party, says Minister Ravi Karunanayake. The minister stated this addressing the media following a religious event held at Kataragama Kiriwehera last evening (13). https://youtu.be/cqGYuIPWvRE Although Chandrika Bandaranaike is the organizer of Attanagalla electorate, she cannot even win her electorate and it is ridiculous to continue to work with such a person, the minister further said. Responding to a question raised by a media person on the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/19)

Amendments to Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act to be presented to Justice Min
Courtesy Adaderana
The proposal with the recommendations to amend the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act will be presented to the Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms Thalatha Atukorale tomorrow (15), stated MP A. H. M. Fowzie. The Muslim parliamentarian recently held a meeting to discuss the amendment of the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act. The proposal contains 11 amendments to the Act including the legal age for a Muslim marriage. The amendments include: -The age of marriage for both the bride and the groom should be 18 years-The bride should... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/19)

Intelligence officers shouldn’t be exposed through media - Mahinda
Courtesy Adaderana
State Intelligence Officers including the Head of the State Intelligence Service should not be revealed through media, says the Leader of the opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa. He expressed these views speaking to journalists in Colombo, today (14). https://youtu.be/3hT1R9Y9yvo A group of women who sell flowers near the Mihintale sacred sites called on the Opposition Leader today. They informed Rajapaksa on a decision taken to remove their stalls from the area. The Opposition Leader then responded to the questions posed by media personnel.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/19)

Millennium Challenge Corporation in Sri Lanka
By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island
The controversy over the involvement of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in Sri Lanka has now come to a head. MCC was created in the early years of the new millennium by the Bush Administration as an aid distribution programme for developing countries that are inclined to ‘govern justly, invest in their people and encourage economic freedom’. The formation of the new body was in recognition of the fact that the US development assistance programmes, which existed at the time, had consistently failed to meet their stated goals.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/19)

Robbing workers’ savings
The Editorial on  Monday 15th July, 2019 Courtesy The Island
Opposition Leader and former President Mahinda Rajapaska has taken up cudgels for the working class. He has warned of a government move to rob the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) by removing the Central Bank (CB) from the purview of the Ministry of Finance. A bill has been prepared to amend the Finance Act for that purpose, he says. That the incumbent government is trying to dip into the 2.5-trillion-rupee superannuation fund is no secret. First, it sought to separate the EPF from the CB, but in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/19)

LISTEN TO THE ROARING LAMBS
By  Rohana R. Wasala
It would probably not be an exaggeration to say that more outrage was expressed by interested parties at an incidental comment made by the Most Venerable Warakagoga Gnanarathana, the Mahanayake Thera of the Asgiriya Chapter, during an anusasanawa (homily) than at the April 21 Easter Sunday suicide bombings by Wahhabi Islamists. He was presiding over a religious event conducted at the Dodamwela Diyakelinawela Kitsirimewan Raja Maha Viharaya on June 15, 2019. The social and printed media were immediately awash with condemnations of the senior monk’s remarks taken out of their context. They tried to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/07/19)

මුස්ලිම් කාති උසාවි වලට විරුද්දව දිරිමත් මුස්ලිම් කතක් නැගිටී.. කරන සාහසික අපරාධ හෙලි කරයි.. [Video]
 lanka C news
මුස්ලිම් ජාතිකයන් වෙනුවෙන් ස්ථාපිතකර ඇති කාති උසාවි මගින් පිරිමි පක්ෂයට පක්ෂපාතී වන ලෙස නඩු තීන්දු ලබා දෙන බව ඌව පරණගම ප්‍රදේශයේ පදිංචිකාරිනියක් වන මුස්ලිම් ජාතික අබ්දුල් හසීනා නම් කතාව චෝදනා කරයි. https://youtu.be/OzFl-Guisx0 මෙම උසාවිය තීන්දු නිසා කාන්තාවන් බහුතරයක් දරුවන් සමග මහමගට ඇද වැටී ඇතැයි ද ඇය කියා සිටියාය. ඇය මෙම විසින් හෙළිදරව් කරන ලද්දේ තම පියාද සමග දිය නිවසේදී මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/07/19)

අනාගත ජනාධිපති සජිත්ගේ ආර්යාව මමයි..- ජලනි පේ‍්‍රමදාස දේශපාලන වේදිකාව අමතයි.. වේලාසනින්ම ‘ආර්යා’ ඇදුම ඇදගනී.. [Video]
 lanka C news
අනාගත නායක සජිත් පේ‍්‍රමදාස මහතාගේ ආර්යාව තමන් බව ඇමති සජිත් පේ‍්‍රමදාස මහතාගේ බිරිද වන ජලනි පේ‍්‍රමදාස මහත්මිය පවසයි. ඇය මේ බව කියා සිටියේ හැටන්හිදී පැවති ජාතික මහ සභාවේ හැටන් කලාපයේ පළමු කාන්තා සම්මේලනයේ ප‍්‍රධාන ආරාධිතයා ලෙස සහභාගී වෙමිනි. https://youtu.be/n9-1-XitAkg ඇය එහිදී මෙසේද කීවාය. ‘ඔබ ඉදිරියට අද ඇවිත් තියෙන්නේ ඔබ ආදරේ කරන, ඔබේ හදවතේ බලාපොරොත්තු ඇති කරගෙන තිබෙන, අනාගත නායක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මැතිතුමාගේ ආර්යාව හැටියටයි මේ ස්ථානයට. සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මැතිතුමාගේ අනාගතය පිළිබඳව ඔබ සියලු දෙනාට විශාල බලාපොරොත්තු රාශියක් තිබෙනවා. සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස ඇමතිතුමා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/07/19)

Fonseka hits out at Sajith for supporting death penalty
Courtesy Adaderana
Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says that UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa always fulfills the needs of the President and supports his statements. The UNP Parliamentarian also said that if the incumbent Prime Minister does not stand for candidacy at the upcoming presidential election and if the alternative candidate is not an individual who can contribute to the country, he is opposed to that. https://youtu.be/aHmPbDHvtBU Responding to a question from reporters regarding the implementation of the death penalty, the former Army Commander said that an attempt is being made to hang certain... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/07/19)

Elephant calf to be offered to ward off PM’s bad luck - Ananda Sagara Thero
Courtesy Adaderana
Chairman of the ‘Protect Sri Lanka’ national movement Ven. Pahiyangala Ananda Sagara Thero today handed over a letter to the Prime Minister’s Office against an alleged attempt to transfer an elephant calf from the Ridiyagama safari park to private custody, due to political interests.   The Thero arrived at Temple Trees and somewhat forced his way through the security at the PM’s Office in anger after being told to use a different entrance, resulting in a brief tense situation. He then returned after handing over the letter, seeking to block an alleged illegal... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/07/19)

India’s NIA carry out raids looking for Sri Lankan bomb attack links - report
Courtesy Adaderana
India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) today carried out raids at multiple places in Chennai and Nagapattinam. The city offices of Wahdathe Islami Hind at Mannady and Vepery were searched by the investigating officers in connection with Easter Day blasts in Sri Lanka recently. Three persons are being questioned in connection with the raids, sources told News Today. According to sources, Wahdathe Islami Hind has its headquarters in Uttar Pradesh and branches at Mannady and Vepery-Poonamalle Road. “Raids began at 6 am at Lingi Chetty Street, Mannady. Following this,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/07/19)

From Gujral doctrine to Modi doctrine
Punsara Amarasinghe, PhD researcher,Institute of Law and Politics, Scuola Superiore Sant Anna,Pisa,Italy          
The predictions made by larger number of academics based in Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta about Indian General elections vouching that Narendra  Modi would not get his second term as prime minister were shattered in reality as Modi could uphold his strong position better than the previous time resulting a steeping success of his Bharatiya Janatha Party which won 302 seats in Indian Lok Saba. The election result has palpably shown a shocking decline of India’s largest political party National Congress led... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/19)

Press Statement by president SLMC
Prof. Harendra de Silva President Sri Lanka Medical Council
Reference web publication : https://www.gmoa.lk/terminate-civil-rights-of-rajitha/ and social media dissemination regarding claims about the SLMC. I was appointed as the President SLMC by the Hon.Minister since January 2019. However to date he has not influenced me on any matter in relation to the proper functioning of the activities of the SLMC.It is the members of the council that decide on the functions of the SLMC. The council consists of, a. President and members appointed by the Minister. b. Dean/Representatives of State Medical/Dental... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/19)

Open Letter to the Sinhale & Thamizhan Solidarity and Cohesiveness
Kanthar Balanathan, Australia
SriLanka The contents of this article should be propagated to all SriLankan citizens, especially the Sinhalese and Tamils.    Analysis Buddhism is a non-violence advocating philosophy. In the early centuries, the Sinhale were quite peaceful and unobtrusive loving people. The Indians from Pandinadu, Cholanadu, Pallavas came into the island and mass murdered the Sinhale in order to conquer power. The poor Sinhale were quite soft and gave into the invaders. That is how the Tamils were able to settle in all the areas in the South and there are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/19)

Response to the Washington Post article of Monday July 8, 2019, titled “In Sri Lanka, Muslims increasingly under siege” by Joanna Slater and Hafeel Farisz
Anjalika Silva Sri Lankan American Community member
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/after-easter-sunday-attacks-muslims-face-boycotts-and-violence-in-sri-lanka/2019/07/06/3e4a405a-91f6-11e9-956a-88c291ab5c38_story.html?utm_term=.8745a1f0c4f4 The above article that appeared in the Washington Post on Monday July 8, 2019 singles out the occurrence of reaction by the citizens of Sri Lanka against the recent extremist Islamic violence portrayed as Muslims being under siege with insinuations of unfair treatment of Muslims as a rule.  The recent coordinated attacks in Sri Lanka in 6 places within minutes of each other killing close to 300 men women and children in churches and luxury hotels in one clean sweep of coordinated attacks is not something to keep... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/19)

NEW ZEALAND HAS AN EDGE OVER ENGLAND- WAY AHEAD FOR SRI LANKA
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
It is disappointing that all 5 Asian Teams out of 10 Teams in the competition failed to secure a spot in the Final.   Bangladesh and New Zealand have consistently maintained aggressive and  methodical styles of play. We give below the historical data of previous finals with the winning team and runs scored. YEAR   WINNING TEAM SCORE 1975    274 AUSTRALIA 1979    194 ENGLAND 1983    183 INDIA 1987     253 AUSTRALIA 1992     249 PAKISTAN 1996     245 SRI LANKA ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/19)

ප්‍රවාහන ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ දැවැන්ත පෙරළියක් - Google transit විශේෂාංගයේ මෙහෙයුම අරඹයි...
ප්‍රවාහන හා සිවිල් ගුවන්සේවා අමාත්‍යාංශය.
මෙරට ප්‍රවාහන ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ දැවැන්ත පෙරළියක් ඇති කරමින් Google transit විශේෂාංගය මෙරටට හඳුන්වා දීමේ මූලික ව්‍යාපෘතිය ආරම්භ වෙයි. ඒ ජාතික ගමනා ගමන කොමිසම් සභාවේ විසිපස්වැනි සංවත්සරයේදී ප්‍රවාහන සහ සිවිල් ගුවන්සේවා අමාත්‍ය අර්ජුන රණතුංග මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙනි. ගූගල් මැප් යනු ගූගල් සේවාව ලබා දෙන අන්තර්ජාල සිතියම් සේවාවකි. එම සිතියම් සේවාවෙන් දැනට Google traffic යන විශේෂාංගය ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට විවෘතව පවතී. එම Google traffic විශේෂාංගයෙන් පෞද්ගලික ප්‍රවාහන තොරතුරු සහ පෞද්ගලික ප්‍රවාහනය සඳහා ස්ථාන සහ මාර්ග සිතියම් තොරතුරු සපයයි. නමුත් ගූගල් මැප්හි පොදු ප්‍රවාහන සේවාවේ තොරතුරු ලබා දෙන Google transit විශේෂාංගය තවමත් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට විවෘතව නොමැත. ජාතික ගමනා ගමන කොමිසම් සභාවේ විසිපස්වැනි සංවත්සර උත්සවයේදී අද සිදු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/19)

ශ්‍රී ලංකා තාක්ෂණ විප්ලවය - ශිල්ප සේනා ප්‍රදර්ශනය
ප්‍රවෘත්ති නිවේදනය විද්‍යා, තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය.
අප රටේ සාමාන්‍ය පොදු ජනතාවට එතරම් සමීප නොවන විෂය ක්ෂේත්‍රයක් වන විද්‍යාව, තාක්ෂණය සහ නවෝත්පාදනය සරල සහ සැහැල්ලු ලෙස සමීප කරවීම අරමුණු කරගනිමින් අමාත්‍ය සුජීව සේනසිංහ මහතාගේ මෙහෙයවීමෙන් විද්‍යා, තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය විසින් ක්‍රියාත්මක කරනු ලබන ශ්‍රී ලංකා තාක්ෂණ විප්ලවය - ශිල්ප සේනා වැඩසටහනේ පළමු ප්‍රදර්ශනය කොළඹ බණ්ඩාරනායක අනුස්මරණ ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මන්ත්‍රණ ශාලා පරිශ්‍රයේ දී ජූලි මස 18 වන දින ආරම්භ වී 21 වන දින දක්වා පැවැත්වේ.  ආර්ථික සංවර්ධන කාර්යයේ මූල සාධකය බවට විද්‍යාව, තාක්ෂණය හා නවෝත්පාදනය පත්ව තිබේ. ලෝකයේ නවෝත්පාදන සංවර්ධන දර්ශකය අනුව අප දැනට පසුවෙන්නේ 88... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/19)

කොළඹ වරායේ නැගෙනහිර පර්යන්තය පුද්ගලීකරණය කිරීම සඳහා අත්සන් තබන ලද සහයෝගිතා ගිවිසුම අහෝසි කර එම පර්යන්තය ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා වරාය අධිකාරිය යටතේ ක‍්‍රියාත්මක කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටීම.
කොළඹ වරාය නැගෙනහිර පර්යන්තය රැක ගැනීමේ ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරය
කොළඹ වරාය නැගෙනහිර පර්යන්තය රැක ගැනීමේ ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරය 259/9, සෙත්සිරි මාවත, කොස්වත්ත, තලංගම කැඳවුම්කරු : චන්ද්‍රසිරි මහගමගේ - 071-2051388 / 0112-482970 National Movement to Protect Colombo Harbor Eastern Terminal 259/9, Sethsiri Mawatha, Koswatta, Talangama Convener: Chandrasiri Mahagamage 071-2051388 / 0112-482970 2019.07.11 අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍ය තුමා, අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලය, කොළඹ 01. ගරු අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමණි, කොළඹ වරායේ නැගෙනහිර පර්යන්තය පුද්ගලීකරණය කිරීම සඳහා අත්සන් තබන ලද සහයෝගිතා ගිවිසුම  අහෝසි කර එම පර්යන්තය ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා වරාය අධිකාරිය යටතේ ක‍්‍රියාත්මක කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටීම. ඔබතුමාගේ රජය විසින් විෂය භාර අමාත්‍යවරයාගේ මූලිකත්වයෙන් කොළඹ වරාය නැගෙනහිර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/19)

Cricket , Muslims and Beard ( without prejudice )
Dr Sarath obeysekera 
In British , Australian and South African  teams ,you note that most of the spin bowlers carry Muslim names who wear beards . One Bangladeshi Umpire has also started growing a  beard to identify him as a Muslim .  Most of the Indian Cricketers also have got signature beard like Kohli’s , which is different from beard of other Muslim cricketers worldwide ( I remember the story about an Indian inteprid pilot of a fighter plane which was shot down by Pakistan.He had a signature beard which became popular... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/19)

Fasciola liver flukes infecting wild elephants of Sri Lanka: tackling tricky taxonomy
Scott Lawton Courtesy Biomedcentral
A Fasciola liver fluke found infecting Asian elephants in Sri Lanka reveals a need to understand economically important parasites in wildlife. Wild Sri Lankan elephants at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (picture by Bernard Gagnon - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikipedia) Elephants and fascioliasis Fascioliasis is a global economic problem impacting upon human and domestic animal health, but what about wildlife? Although we are used to considering the impact of Fasciola infections on domestic animals such as sheep, cattle, and horses, it is often... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/19)

Sri Lanka Muslims to field first separate Muslim candidate in coming Presidential elections
Colombo, 12 July, (Asiantribune.com):
For the first time in Sri Lankan Presidential elections history, a Muslim candidate who will not represent any mainstream political party but will only represent the Muslims of the country, is set to come forward as a candidate. Well informed Muslim political sources said that all Muslim political parties will back a separate Muslim Presidential candidate who would likely be nominated by the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) on behalf of all Muslim parties. The Muslim parties are likely to form a loose coalition at Presidential elections... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/19)

Colombo Dockyard Launches Dedicated Afloat Repair Service
Courtesy The Maritime Executive
Leading Sri Lankan shipbuilding and ship repair service provider Colombo Dockyard PLC has established a dedicated unit to handle afloat ship repairs with fast response and reliable service capability at all Sri Lankan ports. The RAPID RESPONSE AFLOAT REPAIR SERVICE (RRARS) was officially launched on May 31, 2019 following two years of preliminary service provision which gained the confidence of the shipping community with vessels calling at ports located in Sri Lankan waters. During that time over 100 projects were delivered by RRARS to customers including V.Ships UK, Essar Shipping Ltd, Mumbai, Bremer... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/19)

Car-free day in Sri Lanka sparks debate over safety for women
Courtesy Al-Jazeera
Though it may be good for the environment, not having the security of automobiles and public transport has raised fears. When the mayor of Colombo announced that the congested capital of Sri Lanka would go car-free this Sunday to promote a "healthier" lifestyle, she might have expected a few grumbles from petrolheads. But no one seems to have anticipated the furious backlash from women in the city, who say cars offer them much-needed protection from sexual harassment both outside on the streets and on public transport. A tweet from... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/19)

India-China-Sri Lanka Triangle: The Defense Dimension
By Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury Courtesy The Diplomat
With increasing Indo-Chinese competition in the Indian Ocean, their respective military relationships with Sri Lanka play an important part in this maritime great game. This article will examine this relationship from an Indian perspective, looking at the current scenario and what this means for the future geopolitical scenario in the region. China has been the largest supplier of arms to Sri Lanka since the 1950s. These transactions have included small arms, ammunition, landmines, naval vessels, and aircraft. China and Sri Lanka’s defense and security cooperation intensified during the Sri Lankan... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/19)

Saudi Embassy refutes allegations of providing loans for Lankan Muslims
Courtesy  Saudi Gazette
COLOMBO — The Kingdom's embassy in Colombo has refuted allegations that Saudi Arabia is providing loans for Muslims through some local banks at the interest rate of 1 percent. The Embassy of Saudi Arabia referred to a statement made by former Western Province Governor Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara on June 13 in their media release refuting the allegations. The embassy has asserted that “the soft loans provided by Saudi Arabia for the development projects in Sri Lanka are intended to be contributions to provide a quality life for the friendly... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/19)

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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
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