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Alleged Assault On Career Diplomat By Local Politician At New York Dinner Could Create A Poor Image Of Sri Lanka.  
In Retrospect By Sarath Kumara
October 1st 2014 While the reports are conflicting about an alleged assault on Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the UK Dr. Chris Nonis at an official dinner in New York City, USA and whether or not he has resigned as a result is somewhat inconsequential to the dire ramifications the incident seems to carry which may bring to disrepute Sri Lanka's image as it typifies the kind of behavious  some local politicians and government reps, indulge in.  Needless to say it is almost common knowledge that in Sri Lanka certain politicians do tend to take the law into their own hands... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/10/14)

UNP urges action on Nonis' assault
“The High Commissioner to Britain has been assaulted by a minister in the presence of the President and officials of the External Affairs Ministry. I have never in my whole life seen or heard of such an incident. The law should be enforced against the minister who is reported to have been involved in the incident. The law should also be enforced against those who were present at the time of the incident,” he said.... -Full Story- (dailymirror.lk - 02/10/14)

Rajapaksa Told “No” To Nonis
Courtesy ColomboTelegraph
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has persuaded Chris Nonis, the Sri Lanka High Commissioner in the UK to continue in his post although he got mercilessly assaulted by Sajin Vass Gunawardena, Monitoring MP for the External Affairs Ministry. He had told Nonis that he will take strong action against Gunawardena but other sources told Colombo Telegraph this was a ploy. “He will not take any action against Sajin Vass because he does all his dirty work,” said an External Affairs Ministry source in Colombo. With the face swollen from a slap, Nonis has left London for Birmingham to attend the Conservative... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/10/14)

The creators of Islamic terror (US & Allies) can condemn Islamic Jihad – why can't Myanmar and Ven. Wirathu?
Shenali D Waduge
The US and Allies are open in their condemnation of Islamic militant groups and now these noble nations have taken upon themselves to vanquish the ‘enemy'. It is a totally different matter that these Islamic militants find their daddies in the very nations that are supposedly ‘going after' them. Yet, when nations like Myanmar are raising their voice against incursions by Jihadist movements why have these nations been condemned for extremism, hate speech? Ven. Wirathu is called the ‘Face of Buddhist Terror' and referred to as a ‘Terrorist'. How many have even listened to his arguments... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/10/14)

India Jails Jayalalitha – Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu & Lessons for Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge
The sentence was short and sweet. The Judge John Michael D'Cunha 1,300-page judgment was as follows: Jayalalithaa is convicted under Section 13 (1) (E) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. Immediate imprisonment in a Bangalore prison – Jayalalitha ceases to be both MLA and Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu 4 years in jail in Parappana Agrahara jail Cannot contest elections for 10 years No hospital jail term – no private medical treatment Rs.1000million fine confiscation of all seized properties guilty of amassing illegal wealth - including 28 kg gold, property, 750 pairs of shoes and 12,000... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/10/14)

Court of Appeal moved against ‘genocide’ letter
By Chitra Weerarathne Courtesy Island
Petitioners, P. G. Ravindra Nirosha of Nugegoda and several others have complained to the Court of Appeal that the IGP and the Attorney General has failed to enforce provisions of the Penal Code against 28 members of the Northern Provincial Council and five members of the Eastern Provincial Council who had written to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, that the Sinhalese are committing genocide against the Tamils. The petitioner has said in this letter dated August 17, 2014 false claims have been made to the effect that Sinhalese settlements are being set up... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/10/14)

High Commissioner Dr Chris Nonis Resigns
... -Full Story- (apisrilankan.com - 30/09/14)

Terrorism can be rewarding! - The exception to the rule
Mahinda Weerasinghe
2003/02/16/ The invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union in 1979, through a reckless decision by Brezhnev and a tiny coterie of politburo members, unlocked a Pandora’s box. USA’s incumbent President, the 2002 Nobel peace prize winner Jimmy Carter, naturally perceived the Soviet invasion, not merely as a threat to its interest, but also as an opportunity to destabilize the tottering Soviet empire. The resulting process in time triggered the fragmentation of the Soviet Empire and set in motion a chain of events that eventually led to the current terror campaign by the Holy Warriors of Islam... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/09/14)

What exactly do the Buddhists in Sri Lanka fear?
Shenali D Waduge
If Sri Lanka’s 70% Sinhala Buddhists are today surprised that their grievances are not being locally or internationally articulated the reasons lie with the Christian dominated media, the commercially bribed political establishment, the urban Buddhist clergy hypnotized towards inter-faith ideology and majority Buddhists still unable to comprehend that the reach of Buddhism from Persia to far East Asia has trickled down to just 5 majority Buddhist nations facing the same incursions that lost the Buddhist territory historically. In such a scenario can the Christian or Islamic world blame Sri Lanka or the remaining Buddhist nations that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/09/14)

රෙද්ද ගැලවුණ ජයලලිතා "අම්මා" 
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
ජයලලිතා ටැමිල්නාඩ් මහ ඇමති වශයෙන් 1991 දී තෝරා පත් වුන විට ඇය පඩියක් වෙනුවට ගත්තේ මාසෙකට එක රුපියලක් පමණය. ඇයට දැන් බොහෝ පිරිමි වඳියි. එය එසේ මෙසේ වැඳිල්ලක් නොව හතර ගාතෙන් වැටී බිම දිගාවී කරන වැඳිල්ලකි. මාසෙකට ගන්නේ රුපියලක් පමණක් නම් එසේ දේව අඟනක් සේ නොසලකා කොහොමද? ඇයට දැන් කියන්නේ "අම්මා" කියාය. කරුනානිධි තාත්තා නම් ජයලලිතා අම්මා නොවන්නේ කෙසේද?     මේ මුළු ටැමිල්නඩ් එකම හොර ගුහාවකි. මේ ගොන් මහ ඇමතිලා එහි ඉන්නා මෝඩ දෙමල ජනයා රවටා ගෙන ගනියන්නේ පුදුම විධියේ මගඩියකි. මේකටද ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය කියන්නේ? නිවැරදි නම පගාතන්ත්‍රවාදය නොවේද? ඒසියන් ට්‍රිබියුන් වෙබ් අඩවියේ ජයලලිතා හිරේ යාමේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/09/14)

Day 2 in prison: Jayalalithaa begins day with morning walk; not allowed to meet visitors -
Spending her second day in prison, J Jayalalithaa, convicted and sent to prison for four years by a special court here in a disproportionate assets case, began her day early on Sunday with a morning walk. Jayalalithaa, who is now prisoner number 7402 at the Parappana Agrahara central prison here, began her day around 5:30 am, and took a stroll within the premises of the jail, prison sources said.... -Full Story- (indianexpress.com - 30/09/14)

J Jayalalithaa Verdict: How the case unfolded
By Sudha G Tilak
Looking back at the years between 1991 and 1996, the political scene in Tamil Nadu could best be described as crude. There was no social media for governments to disseminate information.... -Full Story-
(Times of India - 30/09/14)

Downfall of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa
P.A.Samaraweera
Jayalalithaa who was accused of a Rs 660 million disproportionate assets case had been sentenced to 4 years imprisonment by the  Special Court in Bangalore. The main accusation had been she had undervalued her assets. She had been fined Rs 1000 million. She had lost her post as Chief Minister and she is also barred from contesting elections for 10 years. Her plea for a lenient judgment had been turned down.  Autocratic Jayalalithaa was reminded that nobody is above the law.   Jayalalithaa´s `hobby horse` was making false allegations of discrimination against Tamils in Sri Lanka. She is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/09/14)

'Militarization' in North Sri Lanka – Don’t believe stories. Go and see for yourself
Shenali D Waduge
 The accusations of ‘militarization’ of North Sri Lanka are many. They come from the same culprits converging to meet the requirement of their funding sources with the ultimate goal of generating enough negative publicity so that the Government is forced to reduce/relocate its military from the strategic posts that it now protects. While, it is within the sovereign rights of a government to station its troops where it likes based on the national security needs of the country, what we need to do is to find out how truthful these allegations are. This will expose the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/14)

The Buddhist Jātaka Stories and the DSM based Mental Disorders
Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.
“That millions of people share the same forms of mental pathology does not make these people sane.”  Erich Fromm The Jātaka stories or Jātaka tales are a voluminous body of folklore concerned with previous births of the Buddha which is based as a collection of five hundred and fifty stories. Originally it comprise of 547 poems, arranged roughly by increasing number of verses. According to archaeological and literary evidence, the Jātaka stories were compiled in the period, the 3rd Century B.C. to the 5th Century A.D. The Khuddaka Nikāya contains 550 stories the Buddha told... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/14)

The Salient Realities That Exonerate Sri Lanka From Rights Accusations Portrayed  By Discerning Nations With No Vested Interests, Prejudices Or Bias
Lankaweb Weekly Editorial
September 29th. 2014   It seems like a time for reckoning and aligning with salient realities that Sri Lanka has been backed by 22 nations against the UN rights probe threatening to malign her credibilities as the breaking news emerges. This coincides fortuitously with Sri Lanka President's visit to the UN where he has addressed the General Assembly and communicated with the Secretary General on related issues and augurs very well for the Island Nation. Sri Lanka successfully fought off a internal armed terrorist insurrection supported by adversaries like Tamil Nadu of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/14)

Ven. Ashin Wirathu – Welcome to Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge
The negative media campaign built against Ven. Ashin Wirathu has had its ripple effect. His message is drowned in a campaign that has projected him as a ‘Buddhist Terrorist’. In a world where 95% of violent conflicts around the world are Muslim together with the realization that behind all these Islamic groups are Western operatives training them funded by a handful of Muslim nations aligned to the West, it is a good time to question who the real enemies of the Muslims are.  Ven. Ashin Wirathu is a Buddhist monk from Myanmar a country that the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/14)

President Obama “No negotiations with terrorists: Lethal force is what they understand” – Sri Lanka used military force to eliminate terrorists while rescuing 300,000 people
 Shenali D Waduge
George Bush Jnr once said ‘you are either with us, or you are with the terrorists’ – Sri Lanka took that advice. The key word is ‘terrorists’. Thankfully, LTTE became defined as terrorists not just in Sri Lanka but 32 nations inclusive of the USA. What is odd is that in delivering a speech on the floor of the UN General Assembly, the US President declares that there are ‘no negotiations with terrorists’ – we could not agree with him more. President Obama goes on to say ‘lethal force is what they understand’, the issue we... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/14)

Life Abroad - Part 97 GENIAL FINALE - VAGUE FAÇADES (Interaction With The God’s Men in Cloth - (Pt. V– conclusion)
Dr.Tilak Fernando
At the height of the LTTE terrorism in Sri Lanka, a delegation from the Council of Churches in the UK visited home on a peace promoting exercise. Upon their return, Sinhala expatriates in London had an interaction meeting with the team that visited Sri Lanka, which turned out to be a vociferous incident. To counter the myth that dominated at home at the time that ‘expatriate involvement was much to be desired’, the same writer published the proceedings of the meeting that took place in June 1999 in a Sri Lankan daily English newspaper. This is being... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/14)

President Rajapaksa and UN Secretary General meet in New York
By Janaka Alahapperuma
The meeting between President Mahinda Rajapaksa and United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Sessions was held at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City last evening (27 Sec). President Rajapaksa outlined the developments that have taken place in the North and East in a short span of times, including the near-completion of all demining activities, the improvement of health services, and the rehabilitation, reconciliation and reintegration of ex-combatants, among others achievements. The President also informed the Secretary-General of the rehabilitation of schools that the Government has undertaken in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/14)

“We have to live together- must help each other,” PM Modi tells Sri Lanka
By Janaka Alahapperuma
President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday morning (27 Sep) held talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which key issues, including bilateral, political and regional, was discussed on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York. This was the second meeting between the two leaders after Narendra Modi was sworn in on May 26 this year. Both leaders had earlier met in New Delhi after President Rajapaksa travelled to India to attend Prime Minister Modi's swearing-in ceremony. In a cordial discussion, the two leaders spoke about a range... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/14)

CKDU-What needs to be done
R.M. GAMINI RAJAPAKSE [B.Sc. Hon. (Peradeniya), Ph.D. and D.I.C.
The Editor of "The ISLAND" Newspaper,  I have studied over 300 journal  articles and WHO reports pertinent to Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Aetiology (CKDU) prevailing in Sri Lanka, and together with my opinions and studies, I prepared a detailed presentation on "CKDU REVISITED", which I presented as Invited Lectures at our Medical Faculty (University of Peradeniya), Science Faculty (University of Peradeniya), Institute of Fundamental Studies (IFS), Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnolgy (SLINTEC), Annual Sessions of the Soil Science Society (SRICANSOL), University of Peradeniya Senate (Open to Public) and the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/14)

George Galloway-s Statement in UK Parliament on Isis airstrikes
... -Full Story- (informationclearinghouse.info - 29/09/14)

They Are At it Again Syria, the Latest Crusade
By Andre Vltchek
September 27, 2014 "ICH" - "Counterpunch" The West is striking again; it is stabbing the very center, the heart of the Arab World. This time it is targeting the group – ISIS – which it created itself, and which it had been arming, feeding and pampering until just very recently. Airplanes and missiles are flying, and bombs are falling. The war has begun. But is it really a war, or just a brutal game, a gigantic PlayStation operated by thousands of hooked-up maniacs in the Pentagon and all over Washington, Brussels and some servile capitals in... -Full Story-
(informationclearinghouse.info - 29/09/14)

REALITY CHECK: THE WEST FACES A CHALLENGE FROM MUSLIM YOUTH.
Dr D.Chandraratna. Perth W.Australia
Remember the time that Sri Lankans were under the hammer from the terrorists; the Central bank bombing, Anuradhapura massacre, the Airport destruction to name just a few. And every time we were exhorted to talk to the terrorists and soon forgotten and shelved until the next carnage eventuated. Sri Lankans felt the abject neglect and indifference on the part of the West, even unwilling to help with the economic loss, which was so great when the country was teetering on the brink of collapse. Well, is it some providence that the West is really wreaking... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

Existential fears of Buddhists in embattled Burma and Buddhist nations
Shenali D Waduge
Why has it become customary to view affairs only from the lens of Christian West nations and through their communication channels? If the world can ask ‘why is the world ignoring Myanmar’s Rohingyas’ why can’t the world ask ‘what are the fears of the Buddhists of Burma?”. When the world does not ask this all important question but goes on an international campaign to denigrate the Buddhists of Burma it has to be with sinister intentions which have nothing to do with Rohingyas. The Theravada Buddhist countries of Thailand, Myanmar and now Sri Lanka are under... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

MUSLIM COUNCIL IS DENOUNCING FOREIGN MUSLIM TERRORISTS AND REQUEST LANKANS TO BE VIGILANT AGAINST   THEIR INFILTRATION!!!
Mahinda Weerasinghe
Intelligent Muslims of the region are getting panicky by reports that Al-Qaeda is setting up shop in South Asia. Violent Islamic terror groups are on the verge of targeting the Indian sub-continent it’s been reported. In fact the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka is aware that their laid back life style would be soon at an end in Lanka if the present trend continues. It would be Pererilous and hazardous for them to let their daughters walk freely to school and come home without intimidation and accusations of blasphemy by the fundamentalist Islamists. As the Muslim council... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

‘TIME’ MAGAZINE WAS WRONG:  BURMESE NATIONALIST MONK WIRATHU STANDS VINDICATED‏ 
Shenali D Waduge
There is a common thread that runs through the histories of Buddhist countries; they have all been the victim at one time or the other of aggressive incursions made by people of Abrahamic faiths i.e. Christians or Muslims. This process has not ended. It still continues unabated and with greater ferocity. When prominence is given to “reconciliation” their incursions have yet to be apologized or compensated. One thousand years ago Buddhist Asia ranged from Afghanistan to Japan. Today countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and South Korea are no longer identified as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

UVA AND DEVOLUTIONARY POLITICS
Nalin de Silva
The Uva Provincial Council has been won by the SLFP. Though officially the candidates contested under the UPFA it was SLFP all the way from the day of nominations and the other constituent parties except of JNP of Wimal Weerawansa and some Tamil parties were not to be seen in any of the two districts Badulla or Moneragala. Even the JNP did not support the SLFP in Badulla having decided to go it alone in that district. However, what has to be noted is that in Badulla district the SLFP (UPFA) polled more than 51 per... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

ඩී ඩී ටී, පරිසර දූෂනය සහ රෝග මර්දනය .
චන්ද්‍ර ධර්මවර්ධන විසිනි.
මේ නොබෝ දා " ඩෙන්ගු සහ වකුගඩු රෝග මඩංගු කිරීම අසාර්ථක ඇයි? අපේ වැරදි විශ්වාස නිසා ද?” නැමැති හිස්තලයක් යටතේ ම විසින් සපයූ ලිපියකට පිලිවදන ලියූ කිහිප දෙනෙක් විය. එම පිල්වදන් වලට එහිම පිලිතුරු දෙනවා වෙනුවට අලුත් ලිපියක් සැපයීම උචිත යැයි සිතුවේ ඊට අදාල පින්තූරයක්ද සැපයීමේ අදහසිනි. තවද, එම ප්‍රතිවාදකයන් කියූ කරුනු වල සැලකිය යුතු අංශ්යක ඇත්තා පමනක් නොව, බොහෝ දුරට පොදු ජන මතයත කිට්ටු ඇති හෙයින්, එහි මිශ්‍ර වී ඇති දුර්මත කොටස එලි කිරීම් ද ඉතා වැදගත්ය. මගේ ලිපියෙන් මම මූලික කරුනු දෙකක් ඉදිරි පත් කලෙමි. (අ ) ඩෙන්ගු රොගය මර්දනය කිරීමට දැනට පාවිච්චි කරන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

President Rajapaksa holds discussions with world leaders enhancing bilateral relations
By Janaka Alahapperuma
President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is currently in New York City, after delivering his address at the 69th Sessions of the United Nations General Assembly held discussions with several state leaders enhancing bilateral relations. In the series of meetings being held by the President with world leaders at the UN Headquarters he has held bilateral discussions with the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot this morning. Sri Lankan President has briefed the Prime Minister Tony Abbot about the recent economic and other developments in Sri Lanka. Australian Prime Minister has commended about the remarkable achievement being made in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

World Fellowship of Buddhists (China) Conference 2014 - Resolution to establish Standing Committee on Conflict Resolution
Senaka Weeraratna
The 27th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists  will be held in Baoji, Shaanxi Province, China from 14 - 19th October, 2014. This is the first time that WFB will be having a General Conference in the People’s Republic of China. The theme of this Conference is ‘Buddhism and Public – Benefit Charity ’.  This Conference will attract representatives of WFBs Regional Centers and World renowned Buddhist scholars. It will provide an opportunity for the world Buddhist leaders with China at the helm, to gather and develop a new Buddhist vision and answers to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

Like Minded Group Joint Statement says " the intrusive mandate given to the OHCHR by Res. 25/1 to carry out investigations on Sri Lanka is unwarranted"
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Geneva
 Twenty-two developing countries of the Like Minded Group (LMG) in Geneva, in a joint statement made through its Chair - Egypt, have said the Group "believes that the intrusive mandate given to the OHCHR by Res. 25/1 to carry out investigations on Sri Lanka is unwarranted, especially in the context where the country is implementing its own domestic processes". It said "OHCHR's efforts should contribute to a state's own efforts in the promotion and protection of human rights, as stipulated in the UNGA Res. 48/141, UNGA Res. 60/251, UNGA Res. 65/281 and in the IB... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

Lavrov: Western bloc headed by Washington rejects UN principle that all states are equal
Courtesy RT
Get short URL Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York September 27, 2014. (Reuters/Eduardo Munoz) 2.1K5805 Trends Iran tension, Syria unrest, Ukraine turmoilTags Conflict, EU, Europe, Human rights,Meeting, Politics, Russia, Security, USA The US-led Western block rejects the principle of the equality of sovereign states secured by the UN Charter while advocating democracy in the international arena, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov addressing the UNGA. "The US-led Western... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

Ireland’s first Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosque opens in Galway
By A. Abdul Aziz.
Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community inaugurates Maryam Mosque According to Ahmadiyya Press Department, U.K., the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad inaugurated the Maryam Mosque (Mosque of Mary) in Galway, Ireland on Friday, September 26, 2014. It is the first Mosque built by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the country. His Holiness arrived at the premises at 1pm and after unveiling a commemorative plaque he proceeded to deliver his weekly Friday Sermon. The sermon was broadcast live around the world on MTA International. In his... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

Obama Administration Invents Language to Conceal Reality of War in Iraq and Syria
By Kevin Gosztola
One of the bothersome aspects of the war escalation in Iraq and Syria has been the commitment of President Barack Obama’s administration to using language to conceal their war plans. The White House has insisted this is not a war. The attacks on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are a part of a “counterterrorism strategy.” The US has not launched a war because it has previously been dropping Hellfire missiles on suspected terrorists in various countries. Those strikes, though they have killed hundreds of civilians and were questionable in their legality and success in... -Full Story-
(globalresearch.ca - 28/09/14)

Bangalore Court convicts TN Chief Minister Jayalalithaa
By Manjula Fernando- Daily News
A special court in Bangalore yesterday convicted Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram, in an 18 year old, Indian Rs.66.65 crore disproportionate assets case, the Indian Media reported. After finding her guilty on all counts, the AIADMK leader has been served a four-year jail term and a Rs 100 crore fine. The case against her was filed by Dr.Subramanian Swamy, senior BJP Leader in 1996 and was pursued by her arch rival, the DMK subsequently. Jayaram was a champion of the Eelam cause and an alleged LTTE sympathiser. The Hindu in a live coverage... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

Indian court jails former film star turned chief minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram for corruption
An Indian court has convicted Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a former film star turned powerful politician, in a corruption case that has lasted for nearly two decades.
An Indian court has jailed former film star turned powerful politician, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, for four years in a corruption case that has lasted for nearly two decades.... -Full Story-
(radioaustralia.net.au - 28/09/14)

UNSC Resolution 2178 Addresses Sri Lankan Concerns Too
Dilrook Kannangara
The world is at war again. Periodic repetition is a hallmark of wars on a global scale. However, the little space these wars provide must be exploited to overcome similar problems opportunistically. For instance UNSC resolutions against cross border terrorists helped Sri Lanka cut funding to Tamil terrorists and ban a large number of Tamil terrorist groups. These US led wars have a global impact. Almost the entire democratic world has passed new laws against Islamic extremism. Sri Lanka must follow suit and pass new laws against Islamic extremism. UNSC Resolution 2178 Highly Beneficial But Comes With... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/09/14)

Like Minded Group Joint Statement says " the intrusive mandate given to the OHCHR by Res. 25/1 to carry out investigations on Sri Lanka is unwarranted"
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Geneva
 Twenty-two developing countries of the Like Minded Group (LMG) in Geneva, in a joint statement made through its Chair - Egypt, have said the Group "believes that the intrusive mandate given to the OHCHR by Res. 25/1 to carry out investigations on Sri Lanka is unwarranted, especially in the context where the country is implementing its own domestic processes". It said "OHCHR's efforts should contribute to a state's own efforts in the promotion and protection of human rights, as stipulated in the UNGA Res. 48/141, UNGA Res. 60/251, UNGA Res. 65/281 and in the IB... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/09/14)

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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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    -Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
    -Unethical conversion violates the UN convention on the right of the child

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