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When you have wept your grief………..
By Charles.S.Perera
When you have wept your grief, and smothered the last drop of tears you are completely exhausted, lifeless, and nothing seems to matter. What is left is only the  smitten body of once a proud nation in a bier,  four  terrorists in their  fatigues  stand silently on guard at the four corners with their hands resting on the steel rod of the T56 assault rifles kept standing before them. The red flag with tiger head in a circle of bullets covers half of the bier. Some one had thrown on the ground under the bier a half... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/15)

Refer Sri Lanka to the UN General Assembly: Enough of UNHRC witch-hunt
Shenali D Waduge
 "Not only must Justice be done; it must also be seen to be done." For 3 decades Sri Lanka endured terrorism. The present calls for accountability and other nomenclatures were not to be seen throughout the past. After playing no part to end terror, after Sri Lanka's military solution, the UN is coming down hard on Sri Lanka creating precedents after a conflict has ended. The illegalities and beyond the mandate decisions warrants Sri Lanka's case to be taken before the UN General Assembly where Sri Lanka as a member state can “make recommendations for the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/15)

දිනන්න උදව්කළ අයට දොළ පිදේනි දෙනවා-විමල් වීරවංශ
දිනන්න උදව්කළ අයට දොළ පිදේනි දෙනවා-විමල් වීරවංශ
  ‘‘27000ක් ජීවිත පුදලා බේරාගත්තු රට මේ විදිහට පාවලා දෙන්න අපි ඉඩ තියන්නේ නැහැ... සන්ධාන ප‍්‍රතිපත්ති ප‍්‍රකාශනයේ ජාතික ආණ්ඩුවක් ගැන එක වචනයක්වත් නැහැ. සන්ධානයට ජනතාව ඡන්දය දුන්නේ සන්ධාන ආණ්ඩුවක් හදන්න. එහෙම නැතිනම් විපක්‍ෂයේ ඉදිමින් ඡන්දය දුන් ඒ ජනතාවගේ අභිලාෂයන් ඉටු කරන්න. දැන් ඒ ජනවරම ඔළුවෙන් හිටවන්න හදනවා... රටේ ප‍්‍රශ්න විසඳන එක කාටත් එකතු වෙලා කළ හැකියි. ඒකට ජාතික ආණ්ඩු, ඇමති ධුර අවශ්‍ය නැහැ. ජනවාරි 08 වැනිදා තමන්ට දිනන්න උදව් කළ අයට අද දොළ පිදේනි දෙනවා. රනිල්ට අගමැතිකම, සම්බන්ධන්ට විපක්‍ෂනායකකම අනුරට විපක්‍ෂයේ ප‍්‍රධාන සංවිධායකකම‘‘ යැයි විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/15)

AMAZING FEAT OF SRI LANKAN LAD –DEVIN JINADASA (16 years)
Gomin Dayasri
Devin Jinadasa is the first Sri Lankan writer to have a trilogy of fantasy stories published by a British publisher. He is 16 years of age and attends Asian International School. It's a book by a child for children. The Title of the book is SILVER MOON: THE WAR BEGINS. The publisher is the famed British publishing House of Austin Macauley. His mother is lawyer Manoli Jinadasa who appeared in some of the most prominent cases of national interest in recent times such as the North East De -Merger, Dismantling of PTOMS structures, Land being made a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/15)

Save energy in cooking and frying for health reasons.
Dr Hector Perera       London
When we cook, sometimes we cook water based foods directly on the fire and sometimes we fry. We fry fish or stakes or even papadams, sprats and red chilies. I know fried red dry chilies are too hot to eat but a taste of it is very appetising. One cannot help to avoid any cooking fumes from the frying pan when we fry those things but try and avoid the cooking fumes from your frying pan, especially if the ventilation is poor. People in hot weather countries like in Sri Lanka always cook and fry... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/15)

මගේ අසනීප හා අයින්ස්ටයින්ගේ අසනීපය
නලින් ද සිල්වා  
 ඩී එස් සී උපාධිධාරී සේවාර්ජිත (සම්මානිත) මහාචාර්ය අශෝක අමරතුංග මහතා මා අසනීප ව සිටි කාලයෙහි වැදගත් ලිපියක් දෙකක් ලියා ඇත. ඒ ඊනියා යථාර්ථය සම්බන්ධයෙනි. මේ සාකච්ඡාවේ තේමාව වනුයේ ම ඊනියා යථාර්ථයක් නැතැයි යන්න ය. එබැවින් අමරතුංග මහතා යථාර්ථයක් ඇතැයි පෙන්වීම සඳහා ඉදිරිපත්වීම වැඩදායක ය. එහෙත් ඒ මහතා තවමත් සිටින්නේ ථෙරවාදයෙන් සකස්කරන ලද ඊනියා විද්‍යාත්මක මතවාදයක බැවින් මේ සාකච්ඡාවෙන් එතරම් වැඩක් අත්වේ දැයි කිව නො හැකි ය.  කෙසේ වෙතත් ඒ මහතාගේ පසුගිය ලිපි සම්බන්ධයෙන් කිවයුතු දේ බොහෝමයකි. අවාසනාවකට එසේ කීමේ දී ඒ මහතාගේ ලිපිවලින් දීර්ඝ ලෙස උපුටා දැක්වීමට සිදු වෙයි. ඒ ගැන කණගාටුවන නමුත් වෙනත් කළ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/15)

Govt. proposal for a domestic inquiry
By Neville Ladduwahetty  Courtesy Island
It is reported that the US Assistant Secretary of State, Nisha Biswal, is so ‘upbeat’ about the mechanism adopted by the Government for a Domestic Inquiry Mechanism into accountability and reconciliation issues relating to the final phases of the conflict, that the US would sponsor a resolution supporting the Domestic Inquiry Mechanism at the next session of the UN Human Rights Council. (The Daily News. August 28. 2015). The report also states that Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Tom Malinowski, speaking to reporters had stated: "The United States will... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/15)

Throwing a war hero to the wolves to appease Tamil separatists; the real story behind the ‘Mirisuvil massacre’ needs to come out
Ramanie de Zoysa
War hero Ratnayaka Mudiyanselage Sunil Ratnayaka is on death row at the age of just 38 for the crime of protecting his country from bloodshed and ruin. Very little is known of Sunil by the public at large even though the so-called “mirusuvil massacre” he is accused of participating in, is an event that has been blown out of all proportion by the human rights industry and the Tamil Diaspora for collective advancement. Sunil is a young man from a faraway village in the Mahiyangana area. He joined the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in 1995... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

The Cerberus Dictatorship Deflowers Democracy – Are Shedding Tears the Only Answer for Sri Lanka?
By Gandara John
On 18 Aug 15 democracy in Sri Lanka was snuffed out when with the stroke of a pen five million voters were robbed of their Basic Human Rights to influence governmental decision making. As observed by UMHRC, ‘One of the most critical ways that individuals can influence governmental decision making is through voting.’ Voting as was observed is a formal expression of preference for a candidate for office. The stomping by the triumvirate dictatorship has begun; we, the disenfranchised five million, are in a state of despair. Are shedding tears the only option available to us? Are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

මත්තල නිසා ඉන්දියාව පාඩු ලබන හැටි ගුවන් නිලධාරියෙක් විස්තර කරයි.
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BackUp ගුවන්තොටුපොළක් වශයෙන් මත්තල යොදා ගනිද්දී , පාඩුව සිදුවන්නේ එම කර්තව්‍යය සිදු කරන ඉන්දියාවේ චෙන්නායි ගුවන් තොටුපොළට බව ගුවන්තොටුපොළ නිලධාරියෙක් විස්තර කරයි. රුපියල් කෝටි 20ක් පමණ වටිනා එක්ස්රේ ස්කෑනින් යන්ත්‍ර, අධි තාක්ෂණික ගිනි සංවේදිත උපකරණ, කෝටි 5 කට වඩා වටිනා වායු සමීකරණ යන්ත්‍ර, අධි ශීතකරණ කාමර සහිත රුපියල් කෝටි 200 කට අධික ගොඩනැගිල්ල වී ගබඩා කිරීම දේශපාලන පළිගැනීමක් මෙන්ම රටේ ආර්ථිකයෙන් හා සම්පත් වලින් පලිගැනීමක් බව ගුවන් තොටුපල සේවකයෝ පෙන්වා දෙයි. පහත දැක්වෙන්නේ මත්තල ගුවන්තොටුපොළ ගැන mahinda.info මගින් මීට පෙර පළ කළ සම්පූර්ණ විස්තරය. මත්තල කියන්නේ ගුවන් යානා එන්නේ නැති ගුවන්තොටුපොළක් ය, ඒකට එන්නේ මොණරු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

Cricket and Crabs - Can they go together?
Senaka Weeraratna
Sport builds strength and character in a person and instills values. A sports personality has a responsibility towards society to do good by setting an example. Sports is about two rivals battling it out to see who is better. It is not about a person of strength attacking a defenseless being. That's not sportsmanship. That's Bullying and Cowardice. Yet people don't seem to think there is anything wrong in throwing an innocent being such as a live crab into a cauldron of boiling water. We cringe when even a drop of hot water spills on us yet... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

Let’s go back to the 1st UNHRC Resolution on Sri Lanka in May 2009
Shenali D Waduge
3 decades of terrorism in Sri Lanka ended in May 2009 following a military defeat of the LTTE. The Human Rights Council announced on 22 May 2009 that it would hold a special session to address the human rights situation in Sri Lanka on 26 May 2009. It was being convened at the request of Germany on behalf of 17 members of the HRC: Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Korea, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine, Argentina, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Mauritius, Chile, Uruguay and the UK. General Assembly Resolution 60/251 which created the Human Rights Council states... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

Fools
Diannah Paramour
Sent from my iPadThat's a lot to digest isn't it? Firstly, this is what the international community and the filthy UN want: For Sri Lanka to act like savages in the jungle. Publicly hang MR and just to make the show look good, hang a bunch of low crimes criminals from your prison, doesn't matter who they are. Hang them all in Colombo park. Then produce a long scroll of 'per ported' crimes. But don't forget to run your photocopying machine hot, printing up fake rupee. Show the bag of fake notes to the crowd and declare:... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

දේශපාලන ත්‍රිකෝණය
මනෝඡ් අබයදීර දිවයින
සර්, සජිත්ටයි එවන්ස්‌ටයි පොඩ්ඩකට කාමරයෙන් එළියට යන්න කියමුද? එම සාකච්ඡාව අපි දෙදෙනා අතර පමණයි පැවතිය යුත්තේ." "හොඳයි" ජනාධිපතිතුමා කීයේය. මේ වේලාවේ එතුමාගේ මුහුණේ පෙර පැවති සුහදතාවය නොතිබුණි. ඇස්‌ දෙක රතුය. බැල්මත් භයානකය. ඇතුලත්මුදලි ඇමැතිතුමාත් පැමිණ ඇත්තේ බැගෑවීමට නොවේ. දෙකෙන් එකක්‌ බේරුම් කර ගන්නටය. ආරංචිකරු කී හැටියට ඔහු පැමිණ ඇත්තේ ඉල්ලා අස්‌වීම තීන්දු කරගෙනය. අපි කාමරයෙන් පිටවූයෙමු. කාමරය වැසී ගියේය. කාමරය කොච්චර හොඳට වැසී තිබුණත්, ඇතුළතින් එන ශබ්දවල හැටියට දෙදෙනා ඇරගන්නවා වගේ ය. ජනසෙත සැදූ ජනපති සෙවණේ යන ග්‍රන්ථයේදී එවන්ස්‌ කුරේ විසින් එසේ සිය මතකය දිග හරිනු ලබන්නේ දෝෂාභියෝගය මොහොතේ ලලිත් ඇතුලත්මුදලි සහ ජනාධිපති ප්‍රේමදාස අතර ඇතිවුණු උණුසුම්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

නරින්ට කුකුල් කොටුව දීම හෙවත් සිරිසෙනලාගේ - විජේසූරියලාගේ ශ්‍රීලනිප සැමරුම..
යටියන ප්‍රදීප් කුමාර  යුතුකම සංවාද කවය
මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතාගේ ආරාධනයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ 64 වන සම්මේලනයේ ප්‍රධාන දේශනය පැවැත්වූයේ මහාචාර්‍ය සරත් විජේසූරිය මහතාය. සාමාන්‍යයෙන් නම් පක්ෂ සම්මේලනයක පක්ෂය පිළිබඳ දේශනයක් පවත්වන්නේ ඒ පක්ෂයට අව්‍යාජව හිතැති විද්වතෙකු විසිනි. එසේත් නැත්නම් ආධානාග්‍රාහී නොවන සාපේක්ෂව හෝ ස්වාධීන බුද්ධිමතෙකු විසිනි. ශ්‍රීලනිපය ඉතාමත් අසීරු අවධියක පසු වූ 80 දශකයේ අග භාගයේ මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ  මහතා විසින් නිදහස් පක්ෂ සමරු දේශයනට ආචාර්‍ය නලින්ද සිල්වා මහතාට ආරාධනා කරන්නේ ඒ පළමු පදනමිනි. එදා එතුමා විසින් පළකළ 56 දරුවන් පිලිබඳ කතාව අදද ශ්‍රීලනිපයේ මුල හඳුනාගැනීමට අත්පොත් සපයන්නකි. සරත් විජේසූරිය වැන්නන් පසුගිය කාලය පුරාම නියෝජනය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

Eknaligoda drama gets ‘mistress-twist’
Courtesy The Nation
In a startling turn of events in the investigation into Prageeth Eknaligoda’s alleged disappearance, it has surfaced that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is to question his alleged mistress and the Media Secretary to MP Douglas Devananda, Nelson Edirisinghe. The CID has allegedly found evidence that Eknaligoda lived with this mistress in Matale, and that whenever he was in Colombo he would reside with Edirisinghe and not his wife, Sandya. Sandya was used by those opposed to Mahinda Rajapaksa in their election campaign. Four army personnel have so far been arrested, and questioned over the disappearance... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

Exporting to India: More trouble than its worth?
Courtesy Adaderana
A large number of Sri Lankan products exported to India receive duty-free access under the IndiaSri Lanka Free Trade Agreement(ISFTA). However, these benefits are undermined by the existence of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs). One significant NTB facedby Sri Lankan exporters (especially food exporters)is the additional costs and delaysat the Indian port of entry resulting from products being checked for compliance with standards and technical regulations of India. Sri Lankan products have to undergo these checks at the port of entry because Indian Authorities do not accept test reports and compliance certificates issued by laboratories located in Sri Lanka.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

Another One Seems To Be Ready To Bite ICC's Seemingly Myopic Dust!
Top Spin By Suni
Sept.3rd 2015 Seems like they are at it again! They virtually destroyed the careers of Saeed Ajmal, Sunil Naraine and others, almost destroyed those of Sachitra Senanayake and Mutiah Muralitharan, the latter mercifully cleared by medical science while there are blatant signs of wrist jerking  by the likes of Mitchells, Johnson and Stark on delivery of their faster ball and a host of others who seemed to get away with bowling murder and walk scott free.. Is this some kind of conspiracy one wonders where the sheer brilliance of certain bowlers are being targetted and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

අවසන් නොකළ චිත්රය
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
තිරිඟු කුඹුරට ඉහලින් පියඹා ගිය කවුඩනි නොදුටුවේද රන් පැහැති තිරිඟු සුළඟට වැනෙනා අයුරු තෙලි තුඩින් නිම වූ ගෙඩි පිරුණු ප්ලම් ගස දුඹුරු පැහැති අතු විහිදා බලා සිටියි ඔබ එනතුරා කහ පැහැයෙන් පිරිපුන් සුරියකාන්ත මල් කිනිති මවයි දසුනක් සිත් වසඟකරවනා රාත්‍රිය එළඹී ඇත විහිදේ චන්ද්‍ර කාන්තිය අහසේ දිලෙයි තරුකැට මවමින් විසිතුරු රටා මළානිකවූ ලන්තරුමේ පිහිටෙන් රුදුරු කුසගිනි නිවාගන්නට අර්තාපල් බුදින දුගී පැල්පතේ නිවැසියන් දැන සිටියේද ඔහු ගැන යන්තමින්වත් තම තෙලිතුඩින් නිමකළ අසමසම චිත්‍රයනට ඔහු කොතෙක් ඇලුම්කලද එම මනස්කාන්ත... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

Economic Situation Analysis and need for Urgent Policy Actions  
Pathfinder Economic Flash MEMO to HE and Prime Minister Pathfinder Economic Flash
To:    H.E. the President                            From: Pathfinder Foundation Hon. Prime Minister  The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) at the outset wishes to emphasise the need for the government (the President, the Prime Minister, his Cabinet as well as heads of institutions dealing with key economic sectors) to operate in a well-coordinated and consistent manner. The new government, which, has committed to operate in a consensual spirit (sammuthi vaadi), needs to speak with one voice on necessary... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

An open letter to the President, Prime Minister and all Leaders. On behalf of the Country’s Largest Minority
By: Dr. Ajith C. S. Perera
It was most encouraging to read the message to the nation by the re-elected Prime Minister Wickremasinghe, after a lengthy dialogue with President Sirisena. We commend your vision to build a new Sri Lanka in the coming sixty months, founded on the values of good governance and democracy, social justice, equality and accountability in what you hope would be a promise-keeping and NOT just promise-making era. In writing this we represent the largest minority of citizens of Sri Lanka (the physical and sensory ability restricted persons) - nearly 20% of the population. We... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

AWARDS OF PRAIRIE ROSES AND LEAFY SPURGE -- 2
By Shelton A. Gunaratne
(Week 1 of September 2015) Professor of communication emeritus, MSUM, and lead author of Mindful Journalism and News Ethics in the Digital Era: A Buddhist Approach (New York: Routledge, 2015) MOORHEAD, MN--As a mindful journalism practitioner and educator, I show my “thumbs up” approval by awarding Prairie Roses and my “thumbs down” disapproval by awarding the Leafy Spurge to people, events and institutions that make the news. I make my selections based on the three dimensions of the Buddhist middle path, the moral and ethical aspect of which is remarkably similar to the path of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

All’s well that ends well
By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island
Time will say nothing but I told you so Time only knows the price we have to pay; If I could tell you I would let you know. W.H. Auden “If I could tell you” At long last, Sri Lankans may be arriving at the moment of truth in the history of artificially imposed ethnic politics that has dominated the affairs of the nation state for well over one hundred years. The influence of deus ex machina manipulation of events from outside seems inescapable. Somehow the emerging trend makes it look as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

Why this is the best time to repeal PTA? PTA more dangerous than emergency laws
Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon, Executive Director – CaFFE
Campaign for Free and fair Election (CaFFE) believes that Sri Lanka can’t become a nation with a rule of law until the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) is abolished as it has the same suppressive powers of Emergency Laws which were lifted in 2011. The PTA effectively makes all the provisions of the ICCPR invalid. What is more concerting is the fact that PTA has now become a part of Sri Lankan laws. While emergency laws had to be extended monthly, thus being easy to lift, abolishing the PTA needs more concerted efforts.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

ත්‍රස්තවාදය වැළැක්වීමේ පනත අක්‍රිය කිරීමට සුදුසුම අවස්ථාව මෙය වන්නේ ඇයි?හදිසි නීතියටත් වඩා ත්‍රස්වාදය වැළැක්වීමේ පනත භයානකයි
රජිත් කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ - කැෆේ
ත්‍රස්තවාදය වැළැක්වීමේ පනත අහෝසි කරනතුරු ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පුද්ගල නිදහසට ගරු කරන ශිෂ්ඨ රාජ්‍යයක් බවට පත් නොවන බව නිදහස් හා සාධාරණ මැතිවරණයක් සඳහා වු ජනතා ව්‍යාපාරය හෙවත් කැෆේ සංවිධානයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා පවසයි. සිවිල් හා දේශපාලන අයිතිවාසිකම් පිළිබඳ අන්තර් ජාතික සම්මුතිය මගින් තහවුරු කොට ඇති මූලික අයිතිවාසිකම් පිළිබද ප්‍ර‍තිපාදනයන් ත්‍රස්තවාදය වැලැක්වීමේ පනත මඟින් බලවත් ආකාරයෙන් උල්ලංඝණය වෙයි.  තාවකාලික පනතක් ලෙස මුලින්ම ක්‍රියාත්මක වූ ත්‍ර‍ස්තවාදය වැලැක්වීමේ පනත මේ වන විට මෙරට නීති පද්ධතියේම කොටසක් බවට පත්වී තිබේ.  හදිසි නීතිය වරින් වර දීර්ඝ කරමින් කාලයක් තිස්සේ පවත්වාගෙන විත් මේ වනවිට අහෝසිකර දමා තිබේ. නමුත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

Tamil civilian rapes in North Sri Lanka : 18 by Sri Lanka Armed Forces, what about 4000 by Indian Peace Keepers?
Shenali D Waduge
Garth Pritchard, a Canadian filmmaker who accompanied the forensic team to Kosovo said “this was a massacre that never happened….I was standing there when the forensic teams were telling Louise Arbor there were no 200,000 bodies and she didn’t want to know”. Louis Arbor was the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, she was part of the ‘mass grave’ lie. Her successor is Navi Pillay and she is happy to continue the mass lies. Sri Lanka is the target and every effort is being taken to co-link rapes with the Sri Lankan military presence in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

India Plans to Deploy Nuclear Warheads in Sri Lanka
- Kumar Moses
South Asia’s strategic security situation is changing very fast. It is driven by Indian hegemonic interests. Since its creation in 1947, India has always been an invasive force. The long list of Indian invasions and grabbing others’ territory proves this point beyond all doubt. However, things have taken a turn for the worse when USA and Japan outsourced part of their China containment and Asia destabilization strategy to India. The arms race started by India is now spreading to other countries as well. In response to India’s hegemonic expansion, Pakistan is alleged to produce 14 to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

Dear Mr Lalith Weeratunga,
Sudath Gunasekara
My Dear Mr Lalith Weeratunga, Having failed to contact you or to get your private TP No or E-mail ever since I wrote you this note, I am copying you here with the note I sent to you by E-mail on 1st Dec, 2014 as a prior warning about the last Presidential election. I am seeking the assistance of Lankaweb to trace you as I have failed all other. I hope this will reach you via Lankaweb. I am sending this to Lankaweb for two reasons, 1 to reach you at least via Lankaweb 2 For the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

සුනිල් පෙරේරාලාට පේන්නේ නැති අමරදේව දුටු පින් කෙත සිංහල බෞද්ධයා නමැති මුව හමට තඩිබෑම
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
සිංහල බෞද්ධ නායකයින් හා හාමුදුරුවරුන්ගේ එකමුතුවක් නැතිකම නිසා ඉන් ප්‍රයෝජන ගන්නා හබන් කුකුළන් අතර කලාකාරයින් සෙට් එකක් දැන් ලංකාවේ බිහිවී සිටී. මීට මාස ගණනකට පෙර "බෞද්ධයින් ඇයි මෙතරම්  ප්‍රචණ්ඩත්වයට ලොල්" යනුවෙන් ධර්‍මසිරි බණ්ඩාරනායක නම් චිත්‍රපටිකාරයෙක් කල ප්‍රකාශය "ලංකාවේ සිංහල බෞද්ධ පදනම විනාශ කලයුතුය" යන රට බෙදීමටද රුකුල් දෙන ඇන්ටි මහාවංශ ව්‍යාපාරයේම වලිග කොටසකි. බෞද්ධ සොල්දාදුවන් සිටිය හැකිද යන මාතෘකාව යටතේ පවා බටහිර සුදු ප්‍රොපෙසර්ලා ලිපි ලියති. මියගිය ස්ටැන්ලි තම්බයියාට ප්‍රශ්නයක් වූයේ බෞද්ධයින් මිනී මරන්නේ කොහොමද යන්නය (හව් කැන් බුඩිස්ට්ස් කිල්). යාපනයේ කුල භේදය වෙනුවට තායිලන්තයේ ථේරවාද බුද්ධාගම හැදෑරීමට ඔහු මුලින්ම පිටරට ගියේය. මේ ගැන මා කලකට පෙර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

Canada: Prime Minister Harper delivers speech at country's largest national Islamic convention
By A. Abdul Aziz. Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at – Sri Lanka.
 According to media reports, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in Mississauga Friday afternoon (28 August) to address tens of thousands in attendance at Canada's largest annual Islamic convention. Speaking during the opening day of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at (Community) Canada's Jalsa Salana (annual convention), the Conservative party leader emphasized the government's ongoing support of religious rights and freedoms. "In Canada, we know that religious tolerance is an indispensable building block in a free and democratic society," Harper said. "That's why as Canadians, we value religious freedom so strongly at home... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

Reason and Unreason in Sri Lankan Politics
Prof Siri Hettige Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Addressing a major national public policy forum in Colombo prior to the parliamentary elections, President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need for formulating and implementing rational, evidence-based national policies in all sectors in order to address critical issues in the country. He went even further and requested the experts, intellectuals and other knowledgeable persons in the country gathered at the forum to make concrete proposals to facilitate the formation of the Cabinet of Ministers on a scientific basis. He made these pronouncements in front of a number of political leaders representing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

Are we Inviting Direct International Intervention to make the curtain fall on our nation?
Dr Sudath Gunasekara, MAHANUWARA, the last capitol of the Sinhale Kingdom
31/8/2015. Everything on the political stage appears to be rosy. At least that is how it is displayed by the media for the consumption of the general public. Nisa Bisval the Asst Sec Sate USA comes. No International investigation she says. Tony Blair ex PM Briton follows. He too says he is also with Sri Lanka and spells out seven principles for reconciliation. All this is very fine. Bu I wonder whether  this is part of the back ground music played by politicians to keep the public distracted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

Witch-hunt against Sri Lanka: How did terrorism start in Sri Lanka?
Shenali D Waduge
Let’s start from the beginning by answering some direct questions. No investigation can omit to investigate how armed militancy started in Sri Lanka. It was not home grown. The Vaddukoddai Resolution may have called for youth to take up arms, but arms and arms training were not provided in Sri Lanka. Unemployed Tamil youth from Sri Lanka were taken to India and clandestinely trained under the auspices of the Indian Government. All those chirping ‘reconciliation’ ‘accountability’ and ranting on about root causes need to bring out how terrorism began in Sri Lanka and India’s role cannot... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

Sri Lanka must demand : Investigate the Investigation (UNHRC /UN and its Resolutions must be probed)
– by Shenali D Waduge
With just days for the UNHRC Panel to conclude accepting submissions it has emerged that the UNHRC has been cheating the system by providing UNHRC war crimes forms to only one party and that too clandestinely with links to LTTE-TNA. The shocking discovery immediately takes us back to sample formats appearing on internet to help Tamils compile cases against Sri Lanka during the Panel of Expert investigation. We now question how many of the ‘witnesses’ that the Panel of Experts claimed to quote from were bogus people. We question how many witness accounts were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

බටහිර බොරුව තව දුරටත් ගෙන යා යුතු ද?
නලින් ද සිල්වා
අප ජීවත්වන්නේ බොරු ලෝකවල ය. අපි එකිනෙකාගේ ලෝක නිර්මාණය කර ගනිමින් ඒවාහි ජීවත්වෙමු. එහෙත් අපට ඇත්තක් නිර්මාණය කර ගැනීමට නො හැකි ය. අප නිර්මාණය කරන්නේ ම බොරු ය. බොරු ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය ගැන අපි දනිමු. එපමණට ම නැතත් පට්ටපල් බොරු විද්‍යාව ගැන දනිමු. එහෙත් පට්ටපල් බොරු විිද්‍යාවෙන් වැඩ ගනිමු. බොරු ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදයෙන් වැඩ ගත හැකි ද? පසුගිය දා පැවති මැතිවරණයෙන් ජයගත් දේශපාලන පක්‍ෂයක් හෝ කණ්ඩායමක් හෝ නැත. එහෙත් රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා අගමැති ය. අද ඊනියා ජාතික ආණ්ඩුව යන මැයෙන් හවුල් ආණ්ඩුවක් නිර්මාණය කෙරෙමින් පවතියි. එය හවුල් ආණ්ඩුවකටත් වඩා අවුල් ආණ්ඩුවකි. එහෙත් බොරු ජාතික ආණ්ඩු කතාවක් ජනමාධ්‍යයෙහි ද ආධාරයෙන් නිර්මාණය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

President Sirisena and PM Wickramsinghe Played Out People
Kusal Perera
The 19 Amendment is a total fraud on the people who wanted a different government to that of Mahinda Rajapaksa. To be different from Rajapaksa, immunity allowed for a President had to be removed completely to begin with. That was quite consciously dropped. The promise to abolish the presidency that was the rallying call to oust President Rajapaksa, also did not happen with  19A. Social resentment and anger over Rajapaksa’s mega cabinet of ministers was also circumvented in a very crude manner to play out the people’s resentment and anger. This Wickramasinghe government with President Sirisena can... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

So far, no evidence found to prosecute KP: AG
Adaderana
Thus far, no evidence has been found in order to prosecute former Tamil Tiger rebel leader Shanmugam Kumaran Tharmalingam alias Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP), the Attorney General’s Department informed the Court of Appeal today (31). Earlier, the Court granted time for the AG to submit a comprehensive report with respect to a Writ Application filed against Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP) who was one time LTTE’s arms procurement wing leader and ‘international secretariat’. The Writ Application was filed by Propaganda Secretary of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), Vijitha Herath. The respondents for the case include the Army Commander, Inspector General... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

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[1]. පසුගිය ජනාධිපතිවරණ කාලයේ සිටම මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට එරෙහිව එජාපය ප්‍රමුඛ ඔවුන්ගේ හවුල්කරුවන් විසින් මඩ ගැසීමට ප්‍රධාන නිමිත්තක් කර ගත්තේ KP හෙවත් කුමරන් පත්මනාදන් ය. එසේ නින්දිත මඩ ගැසීමක් සිදුකළේ KP ට එරෙහිව ඔවුන් කිසිදු නඩුවක්වත් දාන්නේ නොමැතිව යි. [2]. එහි උච්ඡතම අවස්ථාව වූයේ ලෙස්ටර් ජේම්ස් පීරිස් කලාකරුවාගේ මුහුණ විකෘති කර KP ගේ මූණ ඊට බට් කරෆොටෝශොප් කළ පින්තූරයක් යොදා ගනිමින් පාථලී චම්පික රණවක විසින් මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට මඩ ගැසීමයි. (වැඩි විස්තර සහ Video)   [3]. KP යනු ජාත්‍යන්තර කොටි ජාලයේ හිටපු නායකයෙකි. ඔහු කිසි සේත්ම දේශප්‍රේමියෙක් නොවේ. හමුදා බුද්ධි අංශ මගින් KP ව අත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

' Establishment of a Ministry of Christian Affairs - Unconstitutional' Presidential Commission on the Buddha Sāsana (2002)
  by Senaka Weeraratna
A Commission on Unethical Conversions was established by the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress (ACBC) in 2006 to investigate the incidence of conversion of Buddhists into other religions by illicit and unethical means. A comprehensive Report containing the findings of this Commission was released in 2009 under the title ‘Report of the Commission Appointed to Inquire and Report on the conversion of Buddhists in Sri Lanka to other Religions by immoral and fraudulent means’. An English Translation of this Report was published in 2012. Here is the web link to this Report: http://www.acbc.lk/images/stories/pdf/chapter%202.pdf Here are some... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

ලොකු අතුල හෙවත් අතුල නිමලසිරි ජයසිංහ
(71 කැරැල්ල ආරම්භයේ සිට අවසානය දක්වා පුර්ණ සමාලෝචනයක් කෘතිය​ ඇසුරෙනි - වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග)
1971 අප්‍රේල් කැරැල්ලේ විත්තිකරුවකු වූ අතුල නිමලසිරි ජයතිලක හෙවත් ලොකු අතුල 2014 නොවැම්බර් 29 දා රාත්‍රී අරලියගහ මැදුරේදී මිය ගියේය. චන්ද්‍රිකා බණ්ඩාරනායක කුමාරතුංග ජනපතිනිය සමයේ විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති නියෝජ්‍ය ඇමැතිවරයකු වූ ලොකු අතුල බස්නාහිර පළාත් සභාවේ මන්ත්‍රීවරයකු ලෙස ද කටයුතු කළේය. මහ නඩුවේ හයවන විත්තිකරු වූ ලොකු අතුල පශ්චාත් කැරලි සමයේ ආන්දෝලනාත්මක චරිතයක් බවට පත්වූ බව නොරහසකි. ලොකු අතුල හෙවත් හිටපු විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්‍ය අතුල නිමලසිරි ජයසිංහ මහතා මට මුණගැසුණේ (2008)  ලෝහෝර් ආර්යා ගොඩනැගිල්ලේ තෙවන මහලේ පිහිටි ඔහුගේ කාර්යාලයේදීය. තමා හමුවීමට පැමිණෙන පුද්ගලයන්ට පෙන්වන ආචාරශීලීභාවය හා මිත්‍රශීලී කථාකිරීම මම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

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