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Patting the backs of pseudo-Buddhists & trapping them to abdicate place of Buddhism in Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge
 In 1815 the Chieftans, angry with the King, without thinking beyond their noses conspired and handed the sovereignty of the nation to foreigners who assured them that the Chieftans would continue to secure their perks and privileges and clause 5 maintaining the state patronage to Buddhism would remain. Both promises were short lived but with power transferred and abdicated there was little that could be done to reclaim that power. This is the underlying message of abdicating power – once given up, it cannot be taken back. Both Chieftans and the island nation was now occupied... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/09/16)

Dr. Harsha De Silva: Response to your comment on our diplomats at Foreign Missions.
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada
23 September 2016 Hon. Dr. Harsha De Silva, MP Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Government of Sri Lanka Colombo 1 Sri Lanka Dear Dr. Harsha De Silva: I was quite intrigued to read the Daily News report on what you had to say at the Rotary District 3220 event at the Galadari Hotel on  18th September.  You said: “I am sad to note that some embassies are not productive and we have decided to close them.  Some top officials of embassies are only keen to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/09/16)

World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) must strive to be on par with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and World Council of Churches
Shenali D Waduge
  Colonial rule was about takeover of nations, conversion of people and plunder of resources. Fast forward to the 21st century has the objectives of the former colonial countries in the West changed? If colonials were Western Christian invaders today we have a competition between Islam and the Church for supremacy. The only nations that have not taken over completely are the majority Buddhist and Hindu countries. Therefore, while theosophical discussions and debates on theoretical Buddhism can be put to another day, the most pressing need of the hour for the Buddhist world is to identify the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/09/16)

Central Highway, Compensation and the Diminished Role of Valuers
Dr. Chandana Jayalath
Central highway has been coming up and down since four years, being a substantial source of rumors among the masses, particularly with regard to compensation. People were expecting replacement as same as the Southern Highway. However, from time to time, the officials visiting the locations have been gathering deeds, survey plans, and so on, leaving nothing on how people should hope for a reasonable compensation. Grama niladaris are disseminating notices for mandatory participation for various meetings accompanying with a note that no participation means delay in compensation. People have been talking each other, giving various mis-information.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/09/16)

Gurdawara Panja Sahib is a Sikh temple located 48 kilometers away from Pakistan's very important city Rawalpindi in Hassan Abdal and is considered one of the most sacred places of worship for the Sikhs from all over the world. It is visited by thousands of Sikh and Hindu pilgrims twice every year. A few weeks back, I had a chance of visiting Gurdawara Panja Sahib in precious company of Dr. Ali Ahmed Kharal who is a world renowned educationist and author of a research book ‘Humanism & Pakistani English Novel'.  Gurdawara Panja Sahib is no doubt a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/09/16)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Discussed in the Jātaka Stories
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.
Cognitive Therapy is one of the major components in today’s psychotherapy. Cognitive Therapy based on gaining insight into unconscious emotions and drives mainly focusing on thoughts, assumptions and beliefs. In general terms Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapeutic  approach that addresses dysfunctional emotions, maladaptive behaviors and cognitive processes and contents through a number of goal-oriented, explicit systematic procedures. The Psychiatrist Aaron T Beck - the developer of CBT or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy emphasized the role of cognitive distortions in Depression and anxiety. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is one of the major orientations of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/09/16)

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Sri Lanka to Discuss Progress of Economic Program – VIDEO
Courtesy Adaderana
A staff from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Jaewoo Lee visited Colombo during September 13-23 2016 to hold discussions on the first review of the Sri Lankan authorities’ economic program that is being supported by a three-year Extended Fund Facility (EFF). The program aims to support the authorities’ ambitious reform agenda to put public finance on a sustainable footing and create space for its social and development program. At the end of the visit Mr. Lee made the following statement. “The mission made significant progress toward reaching a staff level agreement with the government... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/09/16)

HRC opposes amendment to Criminal Procedure Code ‘Move to deprive suspects access to lawyers unconstitutional’
Courtesy The Island
September 23, 2016, 10:02 pm The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) says that the proposed amendment to Criminal Procedure Code will severely undermine constitutionally guaranteed rights of people. A senior spokesperson for the HRCSL told The Island that the proposed amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure Act was meant to deprive suspects access to lawyers until their statements were recorded violated the rights already guaranteed by the State under rules made by the Inspector General of Police under the Police Ordinance. The HRCSL has requested the UNP-SLFP coalition to withdraw the controversial amendment... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/09/16)

Assam’s Dispur Hospitals to observe World Heart Day
 By Our Correspondent
Guwahati: The city based Dispur Hospitals prepare to observe the World Heart Day on 29 September next with the global spirit to reduce the number of cardiovascular patients. The popular private hospital of northeast India will organize a free health camp on the occasion for all cardiac patients . The camp, scheduled to begin at 9 am (and to continue till 2 pm) on the hospital campus at Ganeshguri locality, will be open for the citizens, where the participants would get the opportunity  to check various heart related parameters like blood pressure, blood sugar, electrocardiograph etc.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/09/16)

Why Are We Giving $38 Billion to Rich and Powerful Israel?
By Ron Paul Courtesy "Information Clearing House"
September 21, 2016  - "RPI" - Last week’s announcement of a record-breaking US aid package for Israel underscores how dangerously foolish and out-of-touch is our interventionist foreign policy. Over the next ten years, the US taxpayer will be forced to give Israel some $38 billion dollars in military aid. It is money we cannot afford going to a country that needs no assistance to maintain its status as the most powerful military in the Middle East. All US foreign aid is immoral and counterproductive. As I have often said, it is money taken from... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/09/16)

What Is BRICS Member India Really Up To?
By Pepe Escobar
Jonathan Cook is a Nazareth- based journalist and winner of the Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism - See more at: http://www.jonathan-cook.net/2016-09-19/palestinians-lose-in-us-military-aid-deal-with-israel/sthash.H1NbQCac.dpuf September 21, 2016 "Information Clearing House" - "RT" - You may have never heard of LEMOA. In Global South terms, LEMOA (Logistics Exchange Memorandum Agreement) is quite a big thing, signed in late August by Indian Defense Minister Mohan Parrikar and Pentagon supremo Ash Carter. As Carter spun it four months before the signing, LEMOA rules that US forces “may” be deployed to India under special circumstances. Essentially, Delhi will allow Washington to refuel and... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 24/09/16)

It is crystal clear Sinhalese cannot trust the gang of Maithreepala, Ranil and Chandrika.  They have done everything at their disposal to become a bunch of scumbags of Tamil Racists.  Standing on their way is just only one honest, non –corrupt, astute and visionary leader, known at the village kids forum as Appachchi, internationally renowned President Mahinda Rajapakse.    The trio need to clear the obstacles and get rid of President Rajapakse, who has been identified by Westerners, Indians and the Trio as the stumbling block.  Now they need to plan how to trap President Mahinda Rajapakse to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/16)

Court’ backlog; the result of a dirty game that increases social trauma and collapses public confidence over legal means
Dr. Chandana Jayalath
The 155 meter long and 127 meter wide ship manufactured in 1985 came under detention in Sri Lanka on a court order after a dispute arose involving the cargo and its crew. The vessel was found drifting off the coast of Panadura three years ago and had been anchored there since, pending the outcome of a Court case. Along with the court case dragging the condition of the ship was deteriorating and finally sank in offshore in Angulana, leading to considerable oil seepage unto Colombo. Similarly, one of my friends has been facing a court trail... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/16)

Who is more dangerous; a criminal or a terrorist? To answer this question first we will have to look at the difference between criminals and terrorists. Crime and terrorism are two altogether different things. Criminals are usually local people whereas terrorists are most of the time belonging to foreign lands or locals playing in the hands of their foreign masters. The criminals have their own personal and specific agenda whereas the terrorist follow a line of action provided to them by their foreign masters. Criminals have no place to run away and no means of going across... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/16)

Fact and fiction about agrochemicals - public reaction to relaxing the "Roundup" ban.
by Chandre Dharmawardana
Roundup is one of the commercial names of a glyphosate-based herbicide ("weedkiller"). Glyphosate is manufactured mainly in China, though it originated in the USA. The government has just announced that the ill-conceived ban on glyphosate - an essentially harmless herbicide - has been relaxed to allow the tea industry to use it, thus averting a looming agricultural and socio-economic disaster. Fortunately, the government is ready to listen to scientific opinion and correct erroneous decisions. A group of scientists that included seven past Director Generals of agriculture, physicians, scientists and University Professors advised the government to relax... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/16)

EU top court advised to drop LTTE from terror list
Courtesy Adaderana
September 22, 2016  04:28 pm  An adviser to the European Union’s top court said Thursday Hamas and the Tamil Tigers should be taken off the EU’s terror list, because the bloc’s governments failed to present sufficient evidence that the groups participated in terrorist attacks. The opinion of the European Court of Justice’s advocate general isn’t binding on the court’s judges. However, if confirmed, it would settle a yearslong court battle between the Palestinian and Sri Lankan groups and EU governments. In 2014, the EU’s second-highest court ordered Hamas and the Tamil Tigers to be struck off the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/16)

No evidence to prove that Ekneligoda is really missing - Nalaka Thero
No evidence to prove that Ekneligoda is really missing - Nalaka Thero මාධ්‍යවේදී ප්‍රගීත් එක්නැලිගොඩ අතුරුදන් කළ බවට කිසිදු සාක්ෂියක් තවම නැති බව පූජ්‍ය බෙංගමුවේ නාලක හිමියන් පවසයි.
https://youtu.be/B4dIEJChzVs... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/16)

ජනතාවට අයිති රුපවාහිනී තරංග දරුවන්ට, අධ්‍යාපනයට ලබා දෙනු.
බොදු ජන පෙරමුණ  සිංහලේ ආරක්ෂකයා 
21 සැප්තැම්බර් 2016 මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා  ගරු ජනාධිපති තුමා  ජනාධිපති කාර්යාලය  කොළඹ  ජනාධිපතිතුමනි  ජනතාවට අයිති රුපවාහිනී තරංග දරුවන්ට, අධ්‍යාපනයට ලබා දෙනු. මේ දිනවල රජයේ රුපවාහිනී නාලිකාවක් තුල  'වැඩිහිටියන්ට වඩාත් සුදුසු චිත්‍රපට " විකාශනය කිරීම පිලිබඳ යම් ගැටළුවක් පිලිබඳ ඇති වී තිබෙන සාකච්ජාව පිලිබඳව  දේශපාලන පක්ෂයක් ලෙස අපි  අතිශය කණගාටු වෙමු.  'වැඩිහිටියන්ට වඩාත් සුදුසු චිත්‍රපට " විකාශනය අද අප  රට හා ජනතාව මුහුණ දෙන ප්‍රධාන ගැටලුව බවට පත් කර ගැනීමට තරම් අපි දුර්වල වීම ගැන අපි තවදුරටත් කණගාටු වෙමු  රජයේ රුපවාහිනී නාලිකාවක් තුල  'වැඩිහිටියන්ට වඩාත් සුදුසු චිත්‍රපට "පිලිබඳ අනවශ්‍ය කතිකාවතක් නිර්මාණය කරමින් සැබෑ ජනතා ගැටළු අමතක... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/16)

ලසන්ත වික‍්‍රමතුංග මැරැවේ ගෝටාභයයි.. – ෆොන්සේකා සාක්‍ෂියි..ලසන්ත වික‍්‍රමතුංග මැරුවේ මහින්දයි.. චන්ද්‍රිකා සාක්‍ෂි දෙයි
මාධ්‍යවේදී ලසන්ත වික්‍රමතුංග ඝාතනය කලේ හිටපු ආරක්ෂක ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ විසින් බව ප්‍රාදේශිය සංවර්ධන අමාත්‍ය ෆීල්ඩ් මාර්ෂල් සරත් ෆොන්සේකා මහතා පවසයි.
ඔහු මේ බව කියා සිටියේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ ඊයේ දින පැවති විවාදයක් අතරතුර ලසන්ත ඝාතනය ගැන විපක්‍ෂ මන්ත‍්‍රීවරයෙක් ඇමතිවරයාගෙන් විමසූ පැනයකට පිලිතුරැ ලෙසයි. ‘ලසන්ත මැරුවේ ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ’ යයි ෆොන්සේකා එහිදී සෘජුවම කියා සිටියේය. කෙසේ වෙතත් වික‍්‍රමතුංග ඝාතනය සම්බන්ධයෙන් හිටපු ආරක්‍ෂක ලේකම් ගෝටාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා දැනට මාස කිහිපයකට පෙර අදහස් පල කලේ මෙසේය.  ලසන්ත වික‍්‍රමතුංග මැරුවේ මහින්දයි.. චන්ද්‍රිකා සාක්‍ෂි දෙයි
August 8, 2016 at 12:01 am | lanka C news සන්ඬේ ලීඩර් මාධ්‍යවේදී ලසන්ත වික‍්‍රමතුංග... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/16)

චන්ද්‍රිකා නොදන්න දේ ගම්මන්පිල කියාදෙයි.. බෑණා ළග තියාගෙන කියූ බේගලය.. සිංහලයන් අද කොතරම් අසරණද…
– අරවින්ද අතුකෝරල
September 20, 2016 at 4:40 pmපිවිතුරැ හෙල උරැමය පක්‍ෂ කාර්යාලයේදී පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී එම පක්‍ෂයේ ප‍්‍රධාන ලේකම් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී උදය ගම්මන්පිල මහතා මෙසේ අදහස් පල කලේය. ඩෙන්මාර්කයට අපේ ප්‍රණාමය අපි පසුගිය සඳුදා මාධ්‍ය හමුවේ දී ඩෙන්මාර්ක් ආණ්ඩුව විසින් දෙමළ ඊලම ස්වාධීන රාජ්‍යයක් ලෙස පිලිගෙන ඇති බව ප්‍රථම වරට හෙලිදරව් කළා. පැය 48ක් ඇතුලත ඩෙන්මාර්ක් රටේ අපේ තානාපතිතුමාට කණගාටුව පල කරලා ආණ්ඩුවේ වෙබ් අඩවි වල ස්වාධීන රාජ්‍ය ලැයිස්තුවෙන් දෙමළ ඊලම ඉවත් කිරීමට ඩෙන්මාර්ක් ආණ්ඩුව කටයුතු කළා. ඩෙන්මාර්ක් ආණ්ඩුව ගත් ඒ ක්ෂණික ක්‍රියා මාර්ගයට අපේ ප්‍රණාමය පුද කරනවා. මේ වගේම මීට පෙර ඔස්ට්‍රේලියානු ආණ්ඩුවත් කණගාටුව පල කර දෙමළ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/16)

ලංකාවේ මීලග ජනාධිපති (අද ඇමති) යාල කැලේ පිවිසුම් වසා නිධන් කඩයි…??
යාල ජාතික වනෝද්‍යානය අලූත්වැඩියාවක් සදහා යයි කියමින් දැනට මාස එකහමාරක පමණ කාලයක සිට සංචාරකයන් සදහා වසා දමා තිබියදී හම්බන්තොට දිස්ත‍්‍රික් ඇමතිවරයෙක් දිනපතා රාත‍්‍රි කාලයේ ඊට ඇතුළුවන බවත් හම්බන්තොට දිස්ත‍්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී ඞී.වී. චානක මහතා කොළඹදී පැවති ඒකාබද්ද විපක්‍ෂයේ මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී කියා සිටියේය. අදාල ඇමතිවරයා මෙරට මීලග ජනාධිපතිවීමට බලා සිටින බවද කී ඔහු මෙම ඇමතිවරයා යාල කැලයේ නිධන් හාරනු ඇති බවට ප‍්‍රදේශවාසීන් සැක පල කරන බවද කියා සිටියේය. මෙම ඇමතිවරයා ඉතිහාසයේද නිධන් කැඞීමේ චෝදනාවන් එල්ල වී ඇති බවද මන්ත‍්‍රී ඞී.වී. වානක වැඩිදුරටත් සදහන් කලේය. 3,301 Viewers... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/16)

No report of Independent Comm. in Parliament: Dinesh
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Joint Opposition's parliamentary group leader Dinesh Gunawardane said in Parliament yesterday that though one year had elapsed after the establishment of independent commissions, no report had been submitted to the House. Asserting that it is a constitutional requirement, he said these commissions should report to Parliament. Mr. Gunawardane took this up under a Point of Order. The Speaker said he was taking steps in this direction. Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said the previous government had crippled the functions of such commissions for ten years, but no action was taken. (Kelum Bandara... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/16)

Govt. loses Rs.1bn a day due to high-handed attitude: the joint opposition
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Government's high-handed attitude had triggered trade union action crippling the activities of three main revenue-collection institutions causing a loss of one billion rupees a day, the joint opposition said today. MP Dinesh Gunawardane told a news conference that the employees of the Sri Lanka Inland Revenue Department, the Sri Lanka Customs and the Excise Department had resorted to trade union action over what they described as undemocratic action of the Government. "The activities of these three institutions are at a standstill today. Customs employees have resorted to TU action on the Government's... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/16)

Dr Sarath Obeysekera 
When we travel aboard or buy  chocolate to bring to friends we go for Swiss Chocolates which is supposed to be the best though Switzerland  does not grow coco plant ,and we buy Swiss Knives which has many tools attached and popular among  nature travellers ,Swiss stakes loved by Goumet food –lovers Swiss Watches like Omega ,Favre-Lueba”, Swiss Cantons System of governance following somewhat federal system ( which some chaps in our country hate ). “Swiss “ being a  neutral country with people who are quite calm always go for something quite unique We have good... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/16)

Who is Sri Lanka’s bigger threat? The West or India?
 Shenali D Waduge
  At some point or the other we need to ask ourselves this question and answer it as well. While as a nation Sri Lanka must have cordial relations with all nations of the world, Sri Lanka’s leaders and the general public must also be aware of ground realities and be conscious about the ties we maintain even at diplomatic levels. Maintaining relationships is one thing but a sovereign nation cannot because of its size agree to Indian cultural, religious, economic and even political imperialism as is taking place very covertly. All those conscious of Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/16)

Janaki Chandraratna
 Constitutional Reforms is the hot topic of the day. The government is fast tracking this agenda to be in line with the timeline prescribed by UNCHR, as constitutional reforms are considered to be imperative to implement the Geneva resolution. Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in his last visit to Sri Lanka, informed Sri Lanka of the need to pass the new constitution before the end of 2016, in order to hold the referendum in January 2017. Although the government had not shed any light on this timeframe or answered the relevant parliamentary questions, it... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/16)

Review -‘Road to Nandikadal’ by Maj Gen Kamal Guneratne WWV, RWP, RSP,USP MPhil
By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
“Great Commanders have mostly been dull writers. Rommel was a born writer as well as a born fighter. The impact that he made on the world with the sword will be deepened by his power with the pen”. (The Rommel Papers- Capt Liddell Hart) Major General Kamal Guneratne ‘s ‘Road to Nandikadal’ is the most comprehensive, credible, incisive, riveting and objective book  in English on the entire 26 year old conflict in SL. (It is also available thankfully in Sinhalese and a copy in Tamil would be welcome too). It is the inside... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/16)

SRI LANKA: A call for a comprehensive inquiry into the death of a person in custody at Pussellawa Police
ISSUES: Denying justice; impunity; rule of law; police investigation; -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Raviraj Kavichandran a resident of Pussellawa had according to the police, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on the night of his arrest at the Pussellawa police station on 18th Septemeber 2016. Raviraj’s family members claim witness to him being beaten up at the police station and that he died as a result of the abuse. He had been arrested on Saturday 17th September 2016, following a court order.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/16)

මුහුදු කොල්ලකරුවන්ව භීතියට පත් කළ අපේ රටේ පාවෙන අවි ගබඩාව ගැන අප්‍රසිද්ධ තොරතුරු
ඇමරිකානු නාවික හමුදාවට පවා හිසරදයක් වූ බටහිර ඉන්දීය සාගරයේ සෝමාලියානු මූදු කොල්ලකරුවන්ව සාර්ථකව මැඩලමින්, ශ්‍රී ලංකා නාවික විරුවන්ගේ වික්‍රමාන්විත මෙහෙයුමක් ගැනයි මේ කියන්න යන්නේ. ලෝක බලවතුන්ගේ ඇස් මවිත කළ එම මෙහෙයුම් නිසා “Sri Lanka” කියූ විට “ලෝක නාවික ආරක්ෂාවේ ප්‍රමුඛයා” ලෙස දිදුළන නමක් ලැබෙමින් තිබුණා. මූදු කොල්ලකරුවන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා ධජය රැගත් නැවක් අහලකටවත් යන්න බිය වුණා. ඔබට මතක ඇති මීට අවුරුදු කීපයකට පෙර දිගින් දිගටම සෝමාලියානු මූදු කොල්ලකරුවන් විසින් බටහිර ඉන්දීය සාගරයේ නැව් කොල්ල කන බව ප්‍රවෘත්ති වල නිතර කිව්වා. නමුත් හිටි ගමන්ම එම කොල්ල කෑම් අඩු වුණා. එලෙස කොල්ලකරුවන්ව මැඩලා ලෝක නාවික අරක්ෂාව තර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/16)

දළුම් දිදුලයි.. ආණ්ඩුවේ තුරැම්පු ආසියා දෙකේ කොලෙන් කපා දමයි.. අප්පච්චි මලෝටත් ටැපලේ.. [Video]
Sangramaya ( සංග්‍රාමය ) 2016.09.20
ස්වර්ණවාහිනියේ පැවති සංග‍්‍රාමය වැඩසටහන ඒකාබද්ද විපක්‍ෂය වෙනුවෙන් මෙවර නියෝජනය කරන ලද පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රිවරුන් වන දිළුම් අමුණුගම හා ෂෙහාන් සේමසිංහ තරැණ මන්ත‍්‍රීවරැන් ඉතා දියුණු ලෙස අදහස් පල කලේය. මේ ආණ්ඩුව ණය ගන්නේ රාජපක්‍ෂ ආණ්ඩුවේ ණය ගෙවන්න යයි ආණ්ඩුව විසින් ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලද තර්නයක් ඉතා පහසුවෙන් ඔවුන් බිද දැමුවේ ඉතා සරල තර්කයකිනි. https://youtu.be/hobi4AiOFyQ   රාජපක්‍ෂ පාලනයේ ණය රැපියල් 500ක් නම් මේ ආණ්ඩුව ණය අරන් කලේ ඒ ණය ගෙවීම නම් දැන් ණය රැපියල් 700ක් වී ඇත්තේ මන්දැයි මන්ත‍්‍රී දිළුම් ප‍්‍රශ්න කලේ මහ බැංකු වාර්තාවේ සංඛ්‍යාලේඛණ උපුටමිනි. ශ‍්‍රිලනිපයේ ඇති අර්බුදය ගැන මන්ත‍්‍රීවරයා ඉදිරිපත් කල කරැණු හමුවේ ශ‍්‍රීලිනිප ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/16)

Chandrika key decision maker in Govt
By Shaahidah Riza Courtesy Ceylon Today
United Peoples Freedom Alliance(UPFA) MP and General Secretary of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya(PHU), Udaya Gammanpila, believes that former President Chandrika Kumaratunga is the key decision maker of the present government. He added that her statement pertaining to a federal semi secular Constitution for Sri Lanka carries an enormous weight which dwarfs the contradictory comments made by the President and the Prime Minister who assured the public that the Constitution will not a be a on Federal model. He further added that the Constitution will be Federal in character and unitary in label. Excerpts of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/16)

ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා වරාය අධිකාරිය යටතේ පවතින දකුණු කොළඹ වරායේ නැගෙනහිර පර්යන්තය (ECT) පුද්ගලික සමාගමක් වෙත විකුණා දැමීමට ගෙන ඇති තිරණය සම්බන්ධවයි
 - ACGPEU - 2016.09.21
ගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමා, ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය, කොළඹ 01.   ගරු අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා, අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලය, කොළඹ 01. ගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමනි, ගරු අගමැතිතුමනි, ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා වරාය අධිකාරිය යටතේ පවතින දකුණු කොළඹ වරායේ නැගෙනහිර පර්යන්තය (ECT) පුද්ගලික සමාගමක් වෙත විකුණා දැමීමට ගෙන ඇති තිරණය සම්බන්ධවයි - ACGPEU - 2016.09.21 ඉහත කරුණ සම්බන්ධයෙන් අමාත්‍ය මණ්ඩල පත‍්‍රිකා අංක 15/0924/624/026 හා 2015.06.22 දින මඟින් කොළඹ දකුණ වරායේ නැගෙනහිර පර්යන්තයෙහි (ECT) 49% ක කොටස් ප‍්‍රමාණයක් පුද්ගලික සමාගමක් වෙත විකුණා දැමීම සඳහා කැබිනට් අනුමැතිය ලබා දී ඇත. එසේ තිබියදී ගරු අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ මූලිකත්වයෙන් ක‍්‍රියාත්මක වන ආර්ථික කළමණාකරණ කමිටුව විසින් අනුමත කැබිනට් තීරණය අහෝසි කර නැගෙනහිර පර්යන්තයේ 85% ක... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/16)

පදින්චියෙන් ආක්රමනයට!
අනුර සෙනෙවිරත්න 
ආක්රමනය කියන්නේ අන් ජාතියක් සතු ජාතික රට හෝ බිම හොරකම් කරන අපරාදය. මේ අපරාදය දරුනු ලෙස හෝ කුමන්ත්රන කාරීව කල හැක. කෙසේ හෝ ආක්රමන අපරාදය අසීලාචාර, අමානුසික මිනිසුන්ගේ කිරියාවකි. එය මිනිසාගේ දස්කමක් නොව පහත්කමකි. සවිමත්කම නොව දුබලකමය.  සිංහෙල ජාතික දූපත් රට අසීලාචාර මිනිස් ජාතීන්ගේ ආක්රමන අපරාදයට නිතර ලක්වීම නිසා සිංහෙල ජාතික රටේ දියුණුවට හා සාමකාමී ජන ජීවිතයට නිදහස නොලැබුනි.  හෙලදිව සිංහෙලේ ආක්රමන අපරාදයට ගොදුරුවීමට හේතුව රට සොබා සිරියෙන් හා සම්පතින් පිරි  යහපත්  දේස ගුනයයි.  ඉතා ආදීන හෙලදිව ලොව ඉමහත් හැදියාවක් සමග සුවිශේෂ රටක් ජාතියක් බවට පත්විය. බාහිරව කුඩා දූපත්  රටක්වුවද  හෙල ජාතිකත්වය හා අසමසම  හැදියාව ලෝක උරුමයට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/16)

13අ ඇති ව්‍යවස්ථාව ෆෙඩරල් ම තමය්
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
පළාත්වලට මහා ඇමතිවරු පත් කරලා ව්‍යවස්ථාදායක බලය දීල තවත් නොයෙකුත් බලතලදීල රට බෙදන්න ඉල්ලන්න අවස්තාව දෙන ක්‍රමයක් ෆෙඩ රල්ම තමය් .ඕක යටතේ තමය පෙරුමාල් ඊලාම් රජය ඇතිකලෙත් අදවාගේ ඉන්දියාව එදා සහයෝගය දුන්නනං එදාම රට ඉවරය මහින්ද 13අ ඉවත් නොකළ එක භයානක අඩුවක් දැනුත් එක ගැන කට අරින්නේ නැහැ පළාත් ඇමතිවරු තුන් හාරසීයක් විරුධ්ධවුනත් පළාත් සභා අහෝසි කලොත් එජාපයේ ඉන්න රට ගැන හිතන යමක් දන්නා අයත් එකට කමතිවෙනවා මහින්දට චන්ද වැඩිවෙනවා මහින්ද බය කාටද මහින්ද මේක කරන්වාදනැද්ද උත්තරයක් ඕන වහාම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/16)

Who is leading a more miserable life in India; the Dalits or the Muslims? It is a very difficult question to answer because both the minorities are facing the same derogatory and insulting situation in the Indian society. However at some places Dalits seem in a better position and at some places the Muslims seem superior to them but they both are far inferior when compared with the upper-caste Hindus. A few years back India’s much esteemed news paper The Hindu, published a very heart rending investigative report on the poor plight of the Muslims in India.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/16)

චන්ද්‍රිකා යුද්ද කරපු හැටි රෙද්ද පල්ලෙන් බේරීම
  https://youtu.be/N0Xu9CiFsJ0... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 22/09/16)

MR on VAT: Milking the sick
 Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who expressed his opposition to the Valued Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, urged the Government to reconsider its proposals at least at this stage. Issuing a statement, he said the VAT on goods and services would increase from 11% to 15% and cause hardship to consumers if the Bill were to be enacted. “This increased VAT is to be imposed even on private medical care, which had always been exempt from VAT,” he said. “This imposition will cause an immediate 15% increase in private medical costs. For example, a by-pass surgery... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/16)

JO seeks to get VAT monies collected by Govt. returned
Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Joint Opposition (JO) today said that it would submit an amendment to the Value Added Tax (VAT) Bill, when it was tabled in Parliament, to return the monies collected from the people following the VAT increase, that came into effect on May 2. MP Bandula Gunawardane said since the Supreme Court had ruled that it was illegal to charge the increment without Parliamentary approval, the Government should pay what was already charged back to the tax payers. “It was in this backdrop, the Cabinet approved new amendments to the VAT Bill, to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/16)

Don't say my figures are wrong again - Geetha
දැන් කියන්න එපා ගාන වැරදුනා කියලා
https://youtu.be/iMnZpbQH-js... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/16)

Dilan and others protect PM - Muzammil
අගමැතිකම ආරක්ෂා කරන්නේ ඩිලාන් ඇතුළු කල්ලිය
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