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Do our Judges follow  the  great wisdom of Kakille Rajjuruvo or Maha Danamutta to solve political  problem ?
By Charles S.Perera
A Gamarala  and his family were locked up in their home surrounded by Alibaba and 40 thieves coming from the  cavern under temple trees and making impossible demands.  The Gamarala  sent a message to  Maha Danamutta asking for  a solution and  liberate him and his family. Maha Danamutta and his goloyo said they want time to receive visitors and count what they receive before they  find a solution to liberate the Gamarala and his family. In the mean time  Alibaba and his 40 thieves were making Gamaralas life miserable. Maha Danamutta  took his own time looked... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/12/18)

ELECTIONS IN AFGHANISTAN
ALI SUKHANVER
Zalmay Mamozy Khalilzad had been the highest-ranking Muslim American in the George W. Bush administration. His diplomatic services with reference to the countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, India and Pakistan have been so marvelous that he remained ‘the blue-eyed boy' of every US government. At present he is working as Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation at the US State Department. Mr. Zalmay Khalilzad is an Afghan by birth that is why now the Trump administration has given him this fresh assignment of looking into the Afghan affairs on behalf of the US State Department. This assignment is in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/12/18)

PSD PLAYING “PANDU” BALLS AND PRESIDENT ALSO
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
When I was walking in Galle Face Green today ,  I saw officers of the Presidents' Security Divisions ( PSD) playing balls ( cricket ) in Galle face. About 100 security lower- rankers were undergoing physical  training in the vicinity. I have seen Green Berets guards Guarding American president undergoing training with officers, and noted  that they never dreamt of playing  “base ball” during training sessions . I was standing just 20 meter away when President Premadasa was blown into pieces near Galwala .I observed that untrained Mohideen in military fatigue shadowing him with no... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/12/18)

අස්ඩක්ගේ උප්පැන්නය
ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති
මම නාට්‍යයක් බලන්න ගියා. දවල් ද? ඔව්. (තිරය විවර වෙයි) v  මචං අර හුණුවටය කියන්නේ මහ පිස්සු කතාවක් o   ඇයි උඹ එහෙම කියන්නේ? v  නියම අම්මා හොයන්න පුළුවන් ද රවුම් ඇඳලා? o   උඹ හිතන්නේ කොහොම කළා නම් හරි කියලා ද? v  උප්පැන්නේ බැලුවා නම් හරිනේ. o   උප්පැන්නේ හොර එකක් නම්? v  ඒ ගැන වදවෙන්නේ මොකට ද? හරියට සීල් ගහලා අනුමත කරලා තියෙනවා නම් ඒක තමයි වලංගු. o   හ්ම් ... (තිරය වැසෙයි) තිරය පිටුපසින් “බුදු අම්මෝ!” කියා හඬක් ඇසෙයි. ඒ මොකාද බං? අර රවුම ඇඳපු එකා වෙන්නැති. හ්ම් ... ජාතික ගීතය වාදනය වන්නට විය. “අපි සිංහයාට බයයි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/12/18)

Six lawyers and a monk: importance of impotence
C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D.
Introduction [six lawyers= AG/DSG+2 AC judges +Magistrate+ Senior St. Co.+ private attorney monk= Ven. Galabodaatte Gnanasaara] “Inspire public trust and confidence” Nobody disputes the motto of the Supreme Court (SC) and the Court of Appeal (CA) copied above, which is applicable universally to any court of law in the world. The question, however, is that judges entrusted with this noble task are mere mortals, not saints. For example, a recent case handled by these two courts in Sri Lanka did not make lot of people (specially Sinhala Buddhist) comfortable. The decision given by CA on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/12/18)

Adrenalin and Sri Lankan Society
Dr Sarath Obeysekera 
I read much about Adreline –the hormone produced within your body . I am citing the definition of Adreline from the from English Dictionary. adrenalin “ A hormone produced by the body, for example when you are frightened, angry, or excited, that makes the heart beat faster and prepares the body to react to danger. Here is no simple one-to-one relationship between a specific emotional reaction and a specific endocrine reaction but consistent relationships are demonstrable between adrenalin output, behavioral efficiency and emotional reaction.” I have read about leaders in the world and also the people who have led companies to the pinnacle of success who may have reacted under the influence of the Hormone Adreline... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/12/18)

අම්මේ තාත්තේ, පුතේ දුවේ, මාමේ නැන්දේ, නංගියේ මල්ලියේ, හිටි හැටියේම  කවුරු දිනුවත් ඔබ ...
පාලිත ආරියරත්න බෙන්තර භීම මණ්ඩලයේ සිට
රට බෙදීමේ කුමන්ත්‍රණ වලට එරෙහිවන්න නපුන්සකයන් සමග ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍ර වාදී ජයක්ග්‍රහණ සැමරීම නවත්වන්න   සැම තැනකම ඉන්නා  තරුණයන් සමග නිදිවැදීමට සිතනා පුද්ගලයන් පිටුදකින්න බොරු සමාජ වාදීන් පිටුදකින්න නපුන්සක විවාහ නීති හා ගණිකාවන්ට බලපත්‍ර ලබාදීමට කටයුතු කරන දේශපාලන පක්ෂ පිටුදකින්න පන්සලට හාමුදුරුවන්ට ජාතිවාදීන් කියා අන්තවාදීන් කියනවිට උන්හට අත්පොලසන් නොගසන්න රට බෙදීමට කටයුතු කරන කොටි මානසිකත්වය ඇති දේශපාලකයන් ආනොවඩන්න පින් පෙට්ටිය පින් කැටේ මහා බැංකු හොරුන්ගෙන් බේරගන්න ඉතිරිව තිබෙන ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාව හරි සිංහලයා වෙනුවෙන් තබා ගන්න මග එන 20 වෙනි ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාව සුනු විසුනු කරන්න යුධ විරුවන් මාරක මානව හිමිකම් බොරු නඩු වලින් බේරගන්න විදේශ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/12/18)

Hold a Referendum
Dr P.A.Samaraweera
The Supreme Court has ruled that the President's decision to dissolve Parliament was unconstitutional. The verdict was also that if he wants to dissolve Parliament before four and a half years, there must be a resolution passed by two thirds majority in Parliament. Now that the Supreme Court has given a decision, it is best that the President goes for a Referendum to hold a general election. Referendums are not new in Sri Lanka. In Dec 22nd 1982 , President JR held a Referendum to extend the life of Parliament by 6 years. The life of the then Parliament... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/12/18)

Dissolution of Parliament unconstitutional – Supreme Court
Courtesy Adaderana
The Supreme Court announces verdict stating that the gazette notification dissolving the parliament is not in accordance with the constitution. The seven-member judge bench unanimously made this judgment stating that it was illegal to dissolve the parliament before its 4.5 year term limit. Sri Lanka was on the edge, ahead of the crucial Supreme Court ruling on President Maithripala Sirisena’s controversial sacking of Parliament and call for a snap election that pushed the country into unprecedented political turmoil. As many as 13 petitions were filed against the President’s November 9 order sacking the 225-member Parliament, almost 20... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/12/18)

අප රනිල්ට සහාය දුන්නේ අලුත් ව්‍යවස්ථාවකට, ජාත්‍යන්තර අධිකරණයකට ලිඛිත පොරොන්දු මතයි…
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රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහ මහතා අගමැති කිරීම සදහා සහයෝගය ලබා දීමට තිරණය කලේ ලිඛිත පොරොන්දු කිහිපයක් මත බව දෙමල ජාතික සන්ධානය කියයි. නව ව්‍යවස්තාවක්, ජාත්‍යත්නර අධිකරණයක් ඇතුළු ඉල්ලීම් එසේ ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇති බව දෙමල සන්ධාන පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී ධර්මලිංගම් සිදදාර්ථන් මහතා සදහන් කරයි. https://youtu.be/2rbw2xrGzfQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/12/18)

Save the country from TNAs Treachery – Part VIII
BY A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA
Political parties in Sri Lanka other than the SLPP/SLFP have become afflicted with the chronic disease of election phobia. During Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Presidency the mere mentioning of elections legs of UNPers used to shiver as they were so fearful of facing the people in elections as there is a saying that even a calf that mingles with pig lings would eat excreta the TNA, JVP and other fringe political groupings have developed this fear due to their association with election phobic UNP. Recollect your memories and remember how many times Ranil Wickremasinghe led his... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

CROWISM OR CROINSM?
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
I was taken aback during my walk today along the walking path by the side of the parliament when I saw a very strange banner .I was under the impression that the banner was quite a sarcastic, with an innuendo that the people sitting in the parliament, spending colossal amount of public money, are cronies who have been elected by the people of this country .They meet and fight with each other’s like crows fighting for a piece of bread picked by one of their members. Banner also carries a slogan in Sinhala with a meaning... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

An Answer to the despicable attempt made by a bunch of Sri Lankan students studying abroad to tarnish the country: Exposing Crippled Minds
Punsara Amarasinghe Institute of Law and Politics Scuola Superiore Sant Anna Pisa, Italy
A group of students studying abroad have recently published a statement claiming that they are really gutted about the political situation in Sri Lanka and their claim seems to indicate that this patriotic bunch of kids are extremely concerned about preserving the democratic values of island. In a way their empathy on the democratic institutions in Sri Lanka is correct as Sri Lanka stands as one of oldest democracies in Asia. Nevertheless, a serious doubt of the honesty regarding the statement made by those self-proclaimed democratic... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

Sri Lanka pledges support for protection of refugees at the 2019 UNHCR Global Appeal
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to UN Geneva
At the 2019 Global Appeal of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) held in Geneva today, Sri Lanka expressed its earnest desire that the commitments made by the international community to the recently adopted Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) would remain on course, emphasizing “transforming the Compact into meaningful, practical measures would help address the protection needs of millions of people who remain helpless and in need”. Addressing the Conference, Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka in Geneva echoed optimism that, at a time when “the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

Why doesn’t the Government arrest Ranil immediately on the serious findings of the Bond Commission Report in addition to the following unlawful and un-Constitutional actions and crimes
Dr Sudath Gunasekara 
2018.12 10 Such as 1 Defying the President's order in sacking him and illegally occupying the Temple Trees and thereby misusing State property. 2  Calling for and canvassing international intervention in  the present crisis a making of his own. 3 Conspiring to overthraw the legitimately appointed Cabinet and the Government by the President,  the Head of the State  and acting against public interest  and causing political, social and economic  brake down  to the country and thereby causing billions of losses to the country 4 Engaging in conspiracies and coups against the legitimate government, the Head... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

නලීන් ද සිල්වා, ගුණදාස අමරසේකර සහ ගණනාථ ඔබේසේකර - වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංගට පිළිතුරක්
ගීතාංජන  
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් මංගල ජයතුංග මහතා විසින් "නලීන් ද සිල්වා, ගුණදාස අමරසේකර සහ ගණනාථ ඔබේසේකර" යන ලිපි ශීර්ෂය යටතේ කෙටි ලිපියක් ලංකා වෙබ් ෆෝරමයේ පල කොට තිබිණි. එම ලිපියට සන්නයක් (comment ) සපයමින් ම විසින් පහත දැක්වෙන අදහස් සටහන් කලෙමි. "කිසිදු අගක් මුලක්, හේතුභුතයක් නැති මෙම ලිපිය ඔබ ලීවේ කුමකටදැයි පාඨක අපට සිතා ගත නොහැක. (සැබවින්ම මෙය ලිපියකට වඩා මඩ comment එකක් යයි කීවොත් වඩාත් නිවැරදිය) වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග යන නමින් ලියා ඇති නිසා මෙය මෝඩයෙකුගේ හුදු උද්ධච්ච ප්‍රලාපයක් යයි කියා අපට බැහැර කලද නොහැක. සැබවින්ම මෙය ඔබ නොලීවානම් වඩා හොඳ යැයි මට සිතෙන්නේ, මෙහි ඔබ කියා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

අපි අනාවැකි කිව්වට පිළිගත්තේ නෑ
දේශනයක් ඇසුරෙන් ලීවේ හර්ෂනී අර්සකුලරත්න
"අද අගමැති ප්‍රමුඛ ආණ්ඩුවක් තිබුණත් රාජකාරි කටයුතු කළ නොහැකියි. මේ තත්ත්වය යටතේ තවදුරටත් රට අගාධයකට වැටීමට ඉඩනොදී ගලවගන්න අවශ්‍ය නම් ස්ථාවර ආණ්ඩුවක් අත්‍යවශ්‍ය වෙනවා. නව ආරම්භයක් අත්‍යවශ්‍ය වෙනවා. රට තුළ තිබෙන වාතාවරණය වෙනස් කළ යුතු වෙනවා. ඒ වගේම පත්වන ආණ්ඩුවට ශක්තියක් වගකීමක් හා නායකත්වයක් මෙන්ම පුළුල් ආර්ථික දැක්මක් තිබිය යුතුයි. පසුගිය ආණ්ඩුව රට වට්ටවා ඇති ආර්ථික අගාධයෙන් ගොඩ ගැනීමට ඒ නිසා මූලිකවම කළ යුතු වන්නේ රට තුළ ස්ථාවරයක් ඇතිකොට නව දැක්මක් හරහා ආර්ථිකයට සම්බන්ධ අයට නව බලාපොරොත්තු ලබා දීමයි. මේ ගැන සිතා බලා ජනාධිපතිවරයා ගත් උත්සාහයට මා අවංකවම ස්තුතිවන්ත වෙනවා. නව අගමැතිවරයා පත් කිරීම හරහා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

We don’t accept confidence motion: Keheliya
Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror
UPFA MP Keheliya Rambukwella said that they don’t accept the motion of confidence presented and passed in support of United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament today. Addressing a news briefing, MP Rambukwella said they were not in a position to accept anything done and said in ‘an illegal and undemocratic parliament’. “Anything passed in this parliament becomes null and void. That is the very reason why we have been boycotting the parliamentary sessions,” Rambukwella said. “Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has been partial and bias to the UNP and acted according to their... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

TNA says its support was conditional
Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said today that its support for the vote of confidence on United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was conditional to the granting of power devolution to the north and the east, the release of political prisoners and the land. TNA MP for Jaffna district Dharmalingam Sidaththan told Daily Mirror that his party extended conditional support for Mr. Wickremesinghe to get the required majority to become the Prime Minister. Mr. Sidaththan said these were usual demands of the TNA right throughout. “We asked for power devolution. It means the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

Executive, Legislature, Judiciary can’t resolve prevailing crisis: Dullas
Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror
While claiming that the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary can’t find a solution to the prevailing political impasse, UPFA MP Dullas Alahapperuma said it was only the people who could bring to an end this crisis by way of a General Election. Addressing a news briefing, he said these three pillars of democracy had failed to end this crisis which had almost reached its climax. “The prevailing political crisis has become worse and none of these three have been able to sort this out. The only option left is to go for a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

TNA throws its weight behind Ranil Vote of Confidence in ousted PM passed
By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island
Avote of confidence in ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, taken up in Parliament, yesterday, was passed with 117 MPs voting in favour of it and no votes against it as government MPs continued their boycott of the House. All UNF MPs voted for the motion. The JVP MPs who were present abstained from voting. TNA MP Siavashakthi Anandan too abstained from voting while his party members voted with the UNP. The motion extending support to Wickremesinghe was presented to Parliament by UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa. It had been signed by MPs Sajith Premadasa,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

Petition filed seeking Quo Warranto over Ranil’s MP seat
Courtesy Adaderana
A petition has been filed with the Court of Appeal requesting the court to issue a Writ of Quo Warranto preventing Ranil Wickremesinghe from being a Member of Parliament. The petition has been filed by Sharmila Gonawala, the Co-President of ‘Women for Justice’. Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe, UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and the Secretary General of Parliament are among the four respondents named in the petition. The petitioner states that according to the provisions of the Constitution, it has been interpreted that MPs who engage in businesses by entering into... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

A response to Henry (USA)
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent Gloucestd,m Ontario.
This response to Henry's (USA) pertinent question to my response to Canadian High Commissioner David McKinnon's meeting with former LTTE terrorists in Mullaitivu, recently. He asks: "Is there a possibility that newspapers in Canada will give due publicity to letters such as yours." The answer is : Yes Henry.  During my involvement on this Eelam War file from August 1983 to  August 2013, I have had just over 200 letters of mine published in - The Ottawa Citizen, The Ottawa Sun,   The Globe  & Mail (Toronto),The Toronto Sun, The Toronto Star,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

I feel a burning need to talk about Sharmini Sereasinghe.
Diannah Paramour Australia
Ayubowan I feel a burning need to talk about Sharmini Sereasinghe. I guess she’s been sheltered her entire life from the hard facts surrounding Sri Lanka’s grandiose yet terrifying history. Those whose blood soaks the white sands are that of soldiers who gave their lives in service, in service to save everyone, including her. As if her article a few years back defaming and insulting the Monks wasn’t enough, now the nasty pen scribbles away yet more hate. In regards to His Excellency Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa I think she must be so immensely jealous of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

Lankan political imbroglio could delay or even shelve efforts to enact a new constitution
By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror/newsin.asia
Colombo, December 11: The on-going political and constitutional imbroglio in Sri Lanka could put on the backburner or even shelve, efforts to give the country a brand new constitution. The new constitution had been on the anvil until October 26, when a political tsunami struck the country. It was on that day that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was summarily dismissed and replaced by Mahinda Rajapaksa, touching off a series of actions ,both political and judicial which resulted in an unprecedented  breakdown of the government. The new constitution was meant to take care of many pending... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

"චේ" සමරන "කන්නන්ගර" නොසමරන ලංකාවේ අපි.......
චාමර ලක්ෂාන් කුමාර
මේ සටහන ලිවීමට පෙලඹවූයේ එංගලන්තයේ සිටින මනීෂ චාමර අමරසේකර තම මුහුණුපොත ගිණුමට තැබු සටහනක් මා තුළ ඇතිකළ කම්පනයයි. සැතපුම් දහස් ගණනක් ඈතින් සිටිය ද තවමත් රට තොට සිදුවන දෑ පිළිබඳ උනන්දුවෙන් සිටින්නකු වන මනීෂ “කොටා” තිබු සටහන සැබැවින්ම, සංවේදී එකක් ම විය. ඔහු ලියා තිබුණේ නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනයේ පියා ලෙස සැලකෙන සී ඩබ්ලිව් ඩබ්ලිව් කන්නන්ගර මහතා පිළිබඳවය. “චේ ගැන පොස්ට් දුටුවෙමි. සැමරුම් උත්සව පාපැදි සවාරි දුටුවෙමි. ඔහු ලංකාවට හෝ මෙහි මිනිසුන්ට කළ දෙයක් මා නම් අසා නැත. පසුගිය 13 වැනිදා නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනයේ පියා වන කන්නන්ගර මහතාගේ 132 වැනි ජන්ම දිනය යෙදී තිබිණි. සැමරුම් නැත. පොස්ට් නැත. නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනයේ අයිතිකරුවන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

C.W.W. Kannangara and the attitude of University Students who have benefited from free education.
Chandre Dharmawardana
What happened to CWW Kannagara happened to many legislators of limited means of that era who worked selflessly, without thinking of how they are to fend for themselves when they reach old age. They died poor although they were expected to maintain a high social standard. In deed, it is an irony that some segments of Sri Lankan's commemorate Che Guevera but pay scant attention to Kannangara. Similalrly, some Tamils commemorate Prabhakaran, a man who butchered more Tamils than even all the Sinhalese Kings put together, as stated by a Tamil writer named Sebastian Rasalingam: http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=63836 Militant... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

SUGGESTION FOR A BETTER LANKA
By Poet in the Wilderness
The present by force occupant of Temple Trees Seems to have a mindset of the Nineteen Forties Foreign powers are his Masters dark Our lives are too precious for his Royalist lark   Move over and let those who truly love Lanka fair Take Lanka to success and joy rather rare Remove forever the ghostly nightmare And allow rule by those who truly care.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

HAVE THE DEBATE AND ACTIONS FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AND POLITICAL CRISIS GONE BEYOND THE LIMITS?
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
Information published in print and electronic media regarding the debate and actions for the constitutional and political crisis in Sri Lanka show that they have gone beyond the limits.  How many people of Sri Lanka are interested in these matters is difficult to estimate? Few people as a percentage of population in Sri Lanka purchase English, Sinhala and Tamil newspapers and read this information. According to my estimate a less than 0.001% of people are used internet.  In this situation it is quite clear that gossips are dominating in the country than true information. According to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/12/18)

Why do they all want Ranil Wickramasinghe  back,  fear of  discovery of secret dealings, corrupt activities or revelation of Bond Scam Beneficiaries  ?
By Charles S.Perera
Since Maithreepala Sirisena was elected to the high post of the President of Sri Lanka some of us did  not speak well of the President. It was because he sold his mother political party to join a group of vindictive traitors led by the most unloved political leader of the UNP- Ranil Wickramasinghe, to be their common Presidential candidate to become a  rival candidate against  President Mahinda Rajapakse,  after  erasing the memory of  27 years or more of loyal , trusted political bond he had cultivated in a political party in which he  matured for 47... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/12/18)

My observations and concerns of your meeting the former LTTE fighters in Mullaitivu,
 Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada
December 10, 2018 High Commissioner David McKinnon Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka 33A, 5th Lane Colpetty, Colombo 3 Sri Lanka. Dear High Commissioner David McKinnon: I was a bit chafed to see your photo with former LTTE fighters in Mullaitivu in the latest TAMIL GUARDIAN.  The text below the photo read: The former NPC member, T.Ravikaran met with Canada’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka today and urged action on ongoing Tamil concerns. “The continued occupation of land, the Buddhisation of the North-East (that got my goat. I... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/12/18)

Save the country from TNAs Treachery – Part VII
BY A.A.M.NIZAM - MATARA
The treacherous TNA continues to  demand directly or indirectly through its proxies from UNP to implement the 13th amendment in  full and grant a written commitment in this regard.  Following the precarious situation faced by the foreign servile UNP and their vicious  attempt to hang on to the government the TNA proxy TELO has demanded from the UNP to give a written assurance that they would implement the 13th Amendment in full, along with land and Police powers and to merge the North and the East as a condition for support  to UNP too form... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/12/18)

PM, ministers not removed; only functions suspended: GL
Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Court of Appeal's restraining order had only stopped the prime minister and the ministers from functioning in their offices and had not declared them unlawful, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) chairman G. L. Peiris said today. He said there was a misconception that the posts of prime minister and those of the ministers had fallen vacant. “This is completely false. The court order has not removed the PM and the ministers from office but had stopped them from carrying out their duties and functioning in their posts,” Prof. Peiris said and added... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/12/18)

President to request CJ to hurry verdict on parliament dissolution
Courtesy Adaderana
President Maithripala Sirisena has stated that he will request the Chief Justice through the Attorney General to deliver the verdict on the dissolution of the parliament without delay. MP Wimal Weerawansa mentioned this earlier today (10) with regard to the fundamental rights petitions filed at the Supreme Court against the President’s decision to dissolve the parliament.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/12/18)

A Judgement that Ensures  a ‘Way Forward’
By Palitha Senanayake
As responsible citizens of this country, I am sure all of us are waiting with bated breath to hear the judgment that is due on the constitutional crisis the country currently faces. The issue before the judiciary is how best to pronounce the way forward for the country when its Executive and the Legislator have locked horns, or in other words when they are not compatible to each other. The purpose of this analysis is not to judge whether the executive is right or the Legislature is right but to envisage the way forward for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/12/18)

නලීන් ද සිල්වා , ගුණදාස අමරසේකර සහ ගණනාථ ඔබේසේකර
 වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
නලීන් ද සිල්වා  සහ  ගුණදාස අමරසේකර යනු බටහිර ලෝකය සියළු  අයහපතේ මූලය ලෙස සිතන්නෝය. ඔවුන්ට බටහිර අජීර්ණය. එහෙත් ඔවුන් තම දරුවන් උසස් අධ්‍යාපනය සඳහාද ජීවත් වීම සඳහාද යැව්වේ බටහිරටය.   ගුණදාස අමරසේකර යනු ශ්‍රී ලංකාව නම් කුඩා දිවයිනට පමණක් සීමාවූ හිටපු දන්ත වෛද්‍යවරයෙකි. ඔහු ගැන අනුරාධපුරයෙන් එහාට මිනිසුන් දන්නේ නැති තරම් ය. නලීන් ද සිල්වා  උසස් අධ්‍යාපනය ලබන්නේ බටහිරය.  ඔහුට බටහිර රටක විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයක තනතුරක් අවශ්‍යව තිබුණි. එහෙත් ඔහුට බටහිර ලෝකයේ තැනක් ලැබෙන්නේ නැත. ඔහුගේ බටහිර විරෝධයේ ආරම්භය එතැනය.එහෙත් ගණනාථ ඔබේසේකර යනු  බටහිර ලෝකයේ ගරුත්වයට පාත්වූ ධීමතෙකි. ඔහු නලීන් ද සිල්වා  සහ  ගුණදාස අමරසේකර  මෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

Lessons for Sri Lanka: How West used Social Media for Arab Spring
By shenali Waduge
Countries that indulge in regime change to remove nationalist/populist leaders & replace with pro-western puppet leaders have found a new tool – the social media. Social media means people’s voice, people’s sentiment but these Western countries have now created templates to manipulate people’s voice, pay to vocalize sentiments that align to their bigger agenda. This is complimented via foreign-funded NGOs that also pay locals to carry out various protests, strikes, forums, musical shows all of course nicely camouflaged as being non-violent, pro-democratic, pro-people as a means to fool the masses to follow them. If Sri Lankans... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN SRI LANKA
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
Sunday newspapers in Sri Lanka in Sinhala, English and Tamil published many articles in relation to constitutional crisis of the country and the points mentioned in many articles were beyond the level of understanding of ordinary Sri Lankans as they referred to various legislations and academic style of points and arguments mentioned by lawyers. The points mentioned in the articles were talking about the human rights, power and authority and many aspects.  It seemed that the constitutional matters in Sri Lanka like tax legislation in Wester countries, which cannot be understood by ordinary people, who must... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

Is judiciary independent?
Geethanjana Kudaligamage
Is judiciary independent? This is the question that is buzzing around us and the Colombo city day and night now. One thing we must understand is that Judiciary is occupied by men and women, like any others, who are also members of the same social fabric of the country in point. If the society is virtuous full of law-abiding people, then the people holding positions in the judiciary also might be righteous, honorable and moral, at least majority of them would be so. When a society become corrupt to its core, I doubt if the people in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

Why Ranil must go before MS
By Shivanthi Ranasinghev Courtesy Ceylon Today
At the time of writing, the legal battle to allow for a general election was before the Supreme Court. Outside, the debate was whether we need a presidential or a parliamentary election. Those calling for a presidential election claim that Maithripala Sirisena is the root cause of the current chaos. He is not the root cause, but he engineered the precipitation of events that have resulted in the current dilemma. However, the biggest threat comes from the group that he gave leadership to till 26.10.2018. This group came in the guise of good... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

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  • THE ANCESTRY OF RAVANA A close study of the Ramayana, particularly the last book or Uttara Kanda, reveals that Ravana, the enemy of Lord Rama, was not a Dravidian, as many people have thought, but related to the Sri Lanka, who are considered to be Aryans-that Ravana was a migrant to Sri Lanka from the Vedic family of the Yadus, perhaps deriving originally from the city of Mathura south of Delhi. The first wave of migrants to Sri Lanka from the north was from Gujarat and of the Yadu family, which dominated the southwest of India and from the region of Gujarat had access to the sea on which they travelled far in their trading and colonizing ventures. The Ramayana tells the Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka, had close connections with region of the Yadus, which included Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan up to Mathura south of Delhi.
  • Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
    123,000 BC - Oldest human found in Lanka - Pathirajawela in the deep South.
    12000 BC - MaduruOya findings World's oldest findings of the use of Steel, Copper, and irrigation technology
    7500 BC - Connections between Cambians, Sri Lankans, Ramayanaya & Mahabharataya The first wave of migrants to Sri Lanka from north India, were from the Yadu family from Gujarat. Yadus dominated the southwest of India (which included Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan up to Mathura, just south of Delhi).
    6000 BC - Lankan city on Mahamevuna Uyana - Archeologists uncovered 35 feet under the present Mahamevuna Uyana in Anuradapura,
    3000 BC - Sigiriya is considered the AlakaMandava of the Ravana
    2517 Ramayanaya and Sri Lanka According to Ramayana story, Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka, belongs to a family of migrants from North India who had close connections with region of the Yadus,
    2517 BC - Ravana gets killed in Balangoda during March, 2517BC Ravana, while attending to the wounds suffered in combat by Vibishana (his brother) in Balangoda,
    1000 BC - Sri Lanka has the latest technology : Iron technology is evident in SL
    900 BC - Anuradapura, a major town of, at least 10 Hectares (25 Acres). Anuradhapura was at least 10 ha in extent by ca. 900 BC (perhaps much more). By then prehistoric stone tool technology had been completely superseded by that of iron
    700 BC - Anuradapura Town, 50 Hectares (125 Acres) .
    600 BC - Earliest Proof of Brahmi writing in Lanka At 600-500 BC, the very first appearance of writing (in Brahmi letters almost identical to the Asokan script 200 years later) marked the beginning of the Early Historic period. This writing, radiocarbon dated on charcoal and checked by thermoluminescence dating, is inscribed on potsherds signifying the ownership. Among the names, was Anuradha.
    483 BC - Vijaya lands in Sri Lanka. Girihadu Seya is built in Thiriyaya. Buddha's relics are enshrined in Mahiyanganaya Dagaba Sarabu Maharahatan Vahanse picked Budda relics from the burning cortege and arrived in Mahiyanganaya
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