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Covid & MCC Sri Lanka: Health risk in flooding Sri Lanka with US/Foreign Personnel?
By shenali Waduge
US tops the world list on coronavirus cases and deaths with 3.2million cases and 137,000 deaths in a world with over 12million cases and over 560,000 deaths. Sri Lanka has had 11 deaths with over 2000 confirmed cases and close to 2000 recoveries. Sri Lanka has done remarkably well in not only containing but quickly identifying the cluster groups in an effort steered by a Presidential Task Force & the dedicated services of the health sector, the armed forces, police, intelligence & public service. The discipline of the citizens in conforming to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/20)

An Open Letter to Ms. Alaina Teplitz of the US Embassy
By Sri Lanka Study Circle
We, the members of the Sri Lanka Study Circle in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, a founding member of the Non Aligned Movement - the largest organised grouping of Nations after the UN -  that initiated a UN General Assembly Resolution in 1971 which was unanimously adopted by the entire World to make forever the Indian Ocean a zone of peace within which area no Nuclear weapons whatsoever  would be permitted, are perturbed by your insensitive and hypocritical attitude in not providing the Sri Lankan people official  Sinhala and Tamil translations... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/20)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 17 A
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Sri Lanka is now in approaching its fourth round of western rule, this time under the United States of America. When the British left Ceylon in 1948, USA was ready to take over, but in the euphoria of independence, this went unnoticed. Britain had anticipated that its empire would end some day.   It was too huge, too expensive to run and the colonies were starting to kick. Britain had therefore   made all the necessary arrangements   to help its successor take over the island of Sri Lanka. The importance of Sri Lanka... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/20)

සිංහලයා ශ්‍රී ලාංකික කිරීමේ ව්‍යාපාරය, හා ගර්‌භාශ යුද්‌ධය
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B., Ph.D.
හැඳින්‌වීම සිතියමක් වචන දාහකට වඩා වටී මෙහි පෙන්වන සිතියම දැනට වර්‌ෂ ගණනාවකට පෙර ලංකාවේ මුස්ලිම් සංවිධානයක වෙබ් අඩවියකින් කොපිකර ගත් එකකි. එය පිළියෙල කර තිබෙන්නේ සමස්ත ලංකා මුස්ලිම් ලේඛනාගාර මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්‍ෂක, එම්. එල්, එම්. මොහිදීන් නම් මිනින්දෝරු තැන විසිනි. පිළියෙල කල වර්‌ෂය සඳහන් කර නැත. පාට යොදාගැනීමේදී කොල-කහ යන <ඉස්ලාම් පාටවල්> යොදා ගැනීම නිසා, තද හා ලා කහපාට දෙක අතර වෙනස පැහැදිලි නැත. කිසිම මුස්ලිම් වෙබ් අඩවියක මේ සිතියම දැන් දක්නට නැත. ලංකාවේ විශ්ව විද්‍යාලවල භූගෝල විද්‍යා ගුරුවරු වැනි අය 2020 ට ආසන්න සංඛ්‍යා ලබාගෙන මෙවැනි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/20)

ප්‍රමාද නොකර සෞඛ්‍ය නිර්දේශ ගැසට් කරන්න - කැෆේ ඉල්ලයි
මාධ්‍ය ඒ්කකය කැෆේ සංවිධානය
මහ මැතිවරණයට අදාල සෞඛ්‍ය නිර්දේශ  ගැසට් කිරීම ප්‍රමාද කිරීම මඟින් බරපතල තත්වයක් ඇතිවිය හැකි බව කැෆේ සංවිධානය කියයි. එම සංවිධානයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ අහමඩ් මනාස් මකීන් මහතා අවධාරනය කලේ පවතින අවධානම්කාරී සෞඛ්‍ය වාතාවරණය මත මහමැතිවරණය පැවැත්වීම සදහා වන සෞඛ්‍ය නිර්දේශ වහා ගැසට් කළ යුතු බවයි. එසේ නොකළ හොත් එක් අතකින්  යළි රට තුළ  බරපතල සෞඛ්‍ය අවධානමක් ඇතිවන බවත්, ඊට අමතරව මහමැතිවරණ‌යේ ඡන්දය ප්‍රකාශ කිරීමේ ප්‍රතිශතයට පවා බලපෑම් කල හැකි බව ඒ මහතාගේ අදහසයි. අදාල සෞඛ්‍ය නිර්දේශ නිකුත් කිරීම පමණක් ප්‍රමාණවත් නොවන අතර ඒවා බලාත්මක කිරීම සඳහා එම නිර්දේශ වහා ගැසට් කිරීම අනිවාර්ය බව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/20)

Coronavirus count in Sri Lanka climbs to 2,612
Courtesy Adaderana
Five arrivals from Belarus have tested positive for COVID-19 raising the total number of cases reported in the country. Thereby the tally of virus-positive cases in Sri Lanka is now at 2,612, stated the Department of Government Information. https://youtu.be/vSPoDR_lltU A total of 620 patients infected with the virus are currently under medical care, as per a tally of the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry. Meanwhile, the total figure of recoveries in Sri Lanka has risen to 1,981. The country has confirmed 11 deaths... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/20)

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's advice to farmers
Courtesy Hiru News
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa called upon the farming community to increase the supply of finished agricultural products for export, so that they can earn higher profits. The re-export of pepper has been completely stopped. Therefore, the President advised the farmers to export the pepper in the form of seeds, powder or any other finished product. President Rajapaksa further pointed out that more foreign exchange earnings could be made by adopting the value added methodology. The President made these remarks joining public gatherings at Hasalaka, today (12) organized in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/20)

Three (03) more persons confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 2,615
Courtesy Hiru News
Three (03)more persons have tested positive for Covid-19 (new coronavirus) infection. The country total has increased to 2,615 according to the latest information by the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health. Covid-19 Situation Report as at 2020-July-11| compiled according to the Health Promotion Bureau and the Epidemiology Unit data Total confirmed cases – 2,615 Recovered and discharged – 1,981 Five (05) more persons confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 2,612 Five (05) more persons have tested positive for Covid-19 (new... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/20)

සටන් කොහෙද අප හට ජය ගන්න බැරි.
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ
මැතිවරණ උණුසුමින් ශ්‍රී ලංකා භූමි තලය , උණුසුම්ව ඇත. වර්ෂ 1815 න් අවුරුදු 200 කට පසුව,එනම් 2015දීද සතුරා යලිත් මේ බිම ජයගත්හ. එදා උන් ලද ජයග්රහණයද, වර්ෂ 1815 යටත්විමට සමානවූ ක්‍රියාවලියකි.ඔවුන් ජයපැන් බොමින් මුළු රටම අගාධයකට තල්ලු කර දැමුහ. ඒ යුගයට අපි "යහපාලනය".යයි කියමු. යහපාලනය ගොඩනැංවීමට දායකවූ සියල්ලන්ම ජාතික සතුරන්ය, අපි එදා සිට මෙදා දක්වා අඛණ්ඩව මෙරට ජනතාව සමග හිදිමින් ඔවුන්ව දැනුවත් කරමින් මේ පරගැති සතුරු බලකායට එරෙහිව සටන් කළහ. ඒ,මෙරට ජීවත්වෙන සියලුම දේශප්‍රේමී බලමුළු සමග අතිනත ගනිමින් කල සටනකි.    ජාතික බලවේගය නම්වූ ජීවමාන මහා සත්වයාගේ ශරීරයේ කුඩා ශෙෙල වන අපට කලහැකි කාර්යභාරය අල්ප... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/20)

A narrative of deep commitment to two beloved countries-Lord Naseby’s SRI LANKA- Paradise Lost Paradise Regained
Review by Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island
The title of this book comes from a line in an epic poem by John Milton on England’s Civil War. Although the book is a narrative of the many contributions by the Author to further the interests of Sri Lanka, it is more about the armed conflict and its aftermath that attempted to alter the political future of Sri Lanka. Therefore, it is fitting that the Author chose a line from a poem that deals with a Civil War that defined the political future in his own country... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/20)

Poll nears, campaigners play up India rhetoric in Sri Lanka
Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu
With the campaign for Sri Lanka’s August general election heating up, India and its role in resolving the lingering national question have begun figuring prominently in the election discourse, especially in the Tamil-majority north and east. Addressing a recent public meeting, the Tamil National Alliance’s (TNA) former parliamentarian S. Shritharan said: “India is watching us closely, pointing to inadequacies in our campaign, they tell us you should be a formidable force, and work with hill-country Tamil leaders, only then we [India] will be able to pressure Sri Lanka.” To be such... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/20)

Another looming constitutional crisis
by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island
Yahapalana domination of CC may continue till October 2021-CC member Javed Yusuf openly engages in politics-SLPP on a roll as opposition flounders Last Thursday’s headline story in The Island should set the alarm bells ringing within the SLPP government. This report said that one of the three persons from outside Parliament appointed to the Constitutional Council, lawyer Javed Yusuf, had joined the group of NGOs that had come together last week to oppose the SLPP’s bid for a two thirds majority in Parliament and to revitalize the floundering yahapalana election campaign.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/20)

I’ll make country safe from drugs and underworld: PM
Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror
I will take action to put an end to underworld activities and the drug menace which had intensified during the tenure of the previous government, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Leader, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said today. https://youtu.be/_qUMKNdJxCs He told a SLPP rally held in Horana that the people in this country and especially the young generation face grave difficulties because of underworld activities and and drugs that a spreading across the country. “Drug smuggling has increased to such an extent that the institutions... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/20)

Russia selects Sri Lanka & 12 countries for resuming international flights
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Russian authorities have made up a list of 13 countries including Sri Lanka that Russia can resume flights to at the first stage of the resumption of international flights. The list of countries that meet epidemiological safety requirements include the UK, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Finland, Vietnam, China, Mongolia, Sri Lanka. On Thursday, Russian consumer safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor sent the list to the Transport Ministry of and the Federal Air Transport Agency. This is according to the watchdog’s letter that is available to TASS.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/20)

සජිත් එ.ජා.ප.යට කළ දේ අගමැති කියයි...
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/hug23H7Gf2o... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/20)

Cases soar to 2,511 as 43 more test positive for COVID-19
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka has confirmed 43 more fresh cases of COVID-19 as at 11.50 pm on Saturday (11), increasing the total number of patients to 2,511. Thirteen patients have been detected from the Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre – East in Kandakadu and the rest of the 30 cases are close associates of the former, the Department of Government Information said. Further, four returnees from the United Arab Emirates and one from Kuwait, who are under quarantine, tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday (11).  In addition, 02 patients from Welikanda,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/20)

Previous government have not used the loans for any development work - PM
Courtesy Hiru News
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa alleges that although his government took loans and carried out development activities, none of the loans obtained by the previous government have been used for development work. The Prime Minister was addressing a rally in Nupe, Matara today in connection with a series of public meetings to confirm the victory of the candidates of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna contesting the forthcoming general election from the Matara District. https://youtu.be/1xm43jIHddw... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/20)

MCC Agreement Sri Lanka: Translate & Publish in Sinhala & Tamil
By shenali Waduge
When the Cabinet spokesmen continuously makes controversial statements and does not apologize for the mistake, it is natural for citizens to be anxious given that most Governments have not only fooled the public, but have made enough and more decisions that have proven detrimental to the sovereignty of Sri Lanka and has burdened the tax payer as a result of shady deals ventured into in secret. The MCC Agreement was first made public after much public outcry by the previous government who even omitted 2 vital pages that was later inserted and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/20)

Mattala Airport is not for sale
By Garvin Karunaratne Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has made the difficult decision not to sell the Mattala Airport to India.  It is the right decision and he deserves to be congradulated.  I wrote about how the Mattala Airport and the Port of Hambantota have to be activated back in 2014. That Paper is annexed because every detail of what I then wrote will hold good for today. Nothing happened in 2014 and we lost the Port during the regime of the UNP. Let me hope that the contents of this Paper will reach... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 11/07/20)

Bid to observe Black Tigers’ Day signals attempt to revive LTTE in Sri Lanka
By Camelia Nathaniel/Daily News
Sri Lanka will be in danger unless the masterminds located in Europe, UK. Canada and Australia are neutralized by governments there, says Camelia Nathaniel the LTTE flag being hosted at the Black Tigers’ Day commemoration at Sydney on July 5, 2020 Colombo, July 9: The LTTE network overseas has been planning a series of attacks in Sri Lanka since the war ended in May 2009. The latest attempt to disrupt peace and stability in Sri Lanka was on July 4, 2020. A former member of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/20)

Welikada accident: Indictments filed against Champika
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Attorney General has filed indictments in the Colombo High Court against former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka for causing grievous Injury to a person by Rash and Negligent Acts and other charges, AG’s Coordinating Secretary Nishara Jayaratne said.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/20)

PNB Officers guilty of drug related charges deserve death penalty : Ajith Rohana
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
While condemning the actions of the 18 officers alleged involved in a chain of drug related charges, Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Ajith Rohana today said the guilty parties should be served the capital punishment. Speaking to media, he said even though the death penalty hasn’t been implemented in the country for a long time these officers if proven guilty should be served the capital punishment as such these officers should be completely removed from the society. He said the 18 police officials attached to the Police Narcotics... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/20)

A complaint against Rangajeewa who threatened a journalist
Courtesy Hiru News
Police Narcotics Bureau Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa has threatened and intimidated a journalist at the Colombo High Court premises this morning. The victim was a photojournalist who had come to cover a court case. The photographer had taken a photo of Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa at the Colombo High Court. Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa dragged the journalist by his shirt and taken to the police post at the court premises The aggrieved journalist has lodged a complaint with the police post at the Hulftsdorp court complex... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/20)

Highest number of Covid-19 patients in a day - 296 persons positive for Coronavirus today
Courtesy Hiru News
A total of 87 people at the Kandakadu Drug Rehabilitation Center have been diagnosed with coronavirus. It was revealed yesterday that 57 people were infected with the virus and by this morning another 196 people have been identified as positive for Covid -19 infection. In addition, 13 people who arrived in the country from overseas were diagnosed with coronavirus infection.</p>rn<p>Accordingly, the highest number of coronavirus infections reported in a day in the country was seen today with 296 patients. The Kandakadu Quarantine Center which has been established... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/20)

Immediate steps will be taken to eradicate the underworld and drug trafficking - PM
Courtesy Hiru News
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa states that immediate steps will be taken to eradicate the underworld and drug trafficking from the country. The Prime Minister said this while participating at a public meeting held in Horana. A series of rallies were held today in the Kalutara District under the patronage of Prime Minister .... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/20)

People are fed up with all parliamentarians - Ranil
Courtesy Hiru News
UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the people are disgusted with all politicians since  they are not working with the best intreste of the voters. He was speaking at a function in Colombo today. Former Sports Minister V.A. Sugathadasa's 47th Commemoration Ceremony was held under the patronage of UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe at his statue near the Sugathadasa International Stadium in Colombo.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/20)

Law will be strictly enforced against false propaganda on social media regarding Covid infected patients.
Courtesy Hiru News
The Police Media Spokesman stated that the law will be strictly enforced against those who make false propaganda on social media that coronavirus infected people have been found in various parts of the island. Accordingly, the police urge the public to trust only the official announcements made by the Corona Prevention Task Force or the Director General of Government Information regarding corona virus infected patients.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/20)

Narcotics Joke – Joke is on the people!-Let the people see the narcotics destroyed – Follow the money to see who is involved!
Ratanapala
9 Jul 2020 Apprehending large hauls of narcotics in vogue now! Though this is nothing new the pace has accelerated since the election of President Gotabhaya. This has been happening over the years now more often than ever in the history of narcotics in Sri Lanka. Throughout what has been a mystery to the public is what happens to the apprehended narcotics? Although occasionally we have seen hauls of marijuana or ganja being burnt we have not seen what happens to the stuff like – heroin, ice, and other methamphetamines – how the stuff is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/20)

Dear High Commissioner David McKinnon: Re: Your Canada Day Message to Sri Lanka.
Asoka Weerasinghe (Mr) Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada.
7 July 2020Your Excellency David McKinnonHigh Commissioner for Canada in Sri Lanka33A, 5th LaneColpettyColombo 3Sri Lanka Dear High Commissioner David McKinnon: Re: Your Canada Day Message to Sri Lanka. “We must stand together and embrace our diversity as strength.” And you continued and said, “Canada would continue to support the reconciliation process through their long-standing collaboration on national languages and by assisting with demining work,” High Commissioner, did you not hear a chorus of Sinhlese voices responding... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/20)

Sri Lanka likely to ban some foreign organizations and individuals for LTTE links
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
A blast in a house in Iyakachchi in North Lanka in which an ex-LTTE cadre died, is the immediate provocation for the proposed ban New South Wales MP, Hugh McDermott at the Black Tigers Day event in Sydney: Photo: Tamil Guardian Colombo, July 8: Sri Lanka is likely to re-list some foreign organizations and individuals as “terrorist” under UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution No: 1373 following intelligence reports that a group of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadres, including some rehabilitated ones, could be planning to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/20)

Export revenue exceeds imports for the first time in SL
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has briefed the cabinet on Wednesday on the success of the economic fundamentals adopted to face the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and said Sri Lanka’s exports revenue had overtaken the imports revenue for the first time since the open economy was introduced in 1977, Cabinet spokesman and Minister Bandula Gunawardana said yesterday. In June, Sri Lanka’s exports revenue has topped US$ 1,020 million while US$ 961 million has been spent on imports, saving US$ 59 million after four decades, Minister Gunawardana told the media at the weekly... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/20)

56 from Kandakadu rehab center and female counselor test positive for COVID-19
Courtesy Adaderana
Fifty-six persons from the Kandakadu Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre and a female counselor employed at the center have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Prior to being transferred to the Welikada Prison, the recently COVID-19 infected inmate had been detained at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre for 03 months. https://youtu.be/gZ-ZX-TZEMw Accordingly, 450 inmates and staff at the Rehabilitation Center had been subjected to PCR tests. So far, 56 among them have been confirmed to have contracted the virus, stated the Department of Government Information. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/20)

Several vehicles belonging to two PNB officers under detention seized
Courtesy Adaderana
Four lorries, two vans and a luxury car belonging to two police officers attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) have been taken into custody from Pallewela, Gampaha this evening (09). These PNB officers in question are currently under detention over the alleged links they had with drug dealers. https://youtu.be/HGlSk69f25Y The raid was carried out by the officers of the crimes investigation unit of Gampaha Police, under the supervision of Senior Superintendent of Police of the said police division, on a tip-off received by the Senior DIG in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/20)

Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurvedic lnstitute to become a fully-fledged University
Courtesy Adaderana
The Cabinet of Ministers has granted its approval to upgrade Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurvedic Institute as a fully-fledged university. The relevant proposal was tabled by the Minister of Higher Education, Technology and Innovations during the recent meeting of Cabinet ministers. Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurvedic Institute, which is currently affiliated to the University of Kelaniya under the University Grants Commission (UGC), offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Ayurveda and allied sciences. “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour” the policy framework of the country had identified the institution to be upgraded as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/20)

The Prime Minister explains the purpose of the 19th Amendment (Video)
Courtesy Hiru News
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that attacking the Rajapaksa’s was the main objective of bringing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. The Prime Minister expressed these views while participating at a meeting held in Mawanella today. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse states the Muslims should join the present government irrespective of party affiliation The Prime Minister made this observation while addressing the Muslim community in Kurunegala. Kurunegala District Muslim Conference was held under the patronage of Prime Minister... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/20)

Priority was safety of life, not employment profile; President addresses ILO Global Summit
Courtesy Adaderana
Despite the repatriation of Sri Lankan workers from abroad in the wake of COVID-19 spread made a considerable change to our overall employment profile, Sri Lanka’s aim was to secure the lives of our workforce, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said. https://youtu.be/SDpoHhNbZvE “Sri Lanka has a considerable workforce that is employed outside the country. Even during the period when restrictions for air travel were in force, we have repatriated nearly 15,000 Sri Lankans from destinations abroad so far” President said addressing ILO Global Summit on ‘COVID-19 and the World of Work –... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/07/20)

ඒබ්‍රහම් ලින්කන් හා හිටපු මහාචාර්ය ජී. එල්. පීරිස්
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B., Ph.D.
හැඳින්‌වීම 1861 දී ජනාධිපති චන්දය කාලයේ ලින්කන් සිටියේ වහල් ක්‍රමයට පක්‍ෂවය. එහෙත් කාලයත් සමඟ ඔහු ඊට විරුද්‌ධ පරිණාමය වූයේය. ඒ වන විට වහල් ක්‍රමය රැකගැනීමට සටන් කල දකුණේ වහල් හිමියන්ද, ඔවුන්ගේ උදව්වට එන මෙන් තම වහළුන් ගෙන් ඉල්ලන තරමට හෙම්බත්‌වී සිටියේය. සිවිල් යුද්‌ධයේ ආරම්භයේදී ලින්කන්ට තිබූ බලවත්ම ප්‍රශ්ණයවූයේ හරිහමන් යුද හමුදාපතියෙක් හොයා ගැනීමය. දෙපැත්තෙන්ම ලක්‍ෂ ගණනක් මියගිය පසු, යුද් ධය දිණූ පසු ලින්කන් අණකලේ සතුරාට සිය තුවක්කුවද සමඟ ආපසු තම ගංබිම් බලා යන ලෙසටය. වහළුන්ට නිදහස ලබාදීමේ ප්‍රඥප්තියේ තීන්ත වේලිමටත් පෙර, 1865 දී ලින්කන්ව ඝාතනය කරණ ලද්දේ වහල් ක්‍රමය නැතිකිරීම නිසා උරණවූ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/07/20)

The Unlocking: Secret lives of my neighbours
By Indu Balachandran/www.medium.com
Lockdown in Chennai? Well, not quite in my building. In the past three months of lockdown, a lot of un-locking has happened — unknown talents, unspoken dreams, unexpected actions. Don’t tell anyone, but I am going to reveal a few things about my neighbours I believed I knew for years — without really knowing them at all — till a virus made them break out. Aunty, your bra is showing… I really never thought I’d see Mrs Ambujam of 5B walking around my neighbourhood in her bra. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/07/20)

Sri Lankan Sinhala language film gets commendation award at IndieFest Film Festival in California
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
The film is the story of two men from rural Sri Lanka wading their way into the city to request a correction be printed on a newspaper which falsely accuses one of them to be a terrorist and the turbulent passage they endure along the way. Colombo, July 8 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan Sinhala language feature film, “The News Paper” has received a Commendation award at the IndieFEST Film festival, California, US. The certificate of the award was presented to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/07/20)

Maldives, Sri Lanka eliminate measles and rubella, ahead of 2023 target
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, July 8 (newsin.asia) – Maldives and Sri Lanka were today verified for having eliminated rubella, making them the first two countries in WHO South-East Asia Region to achieve measles and rubella elimination ahead of the 2023 target. “Protecting all children against these killer and debilitating diseases is an important step in our endeavor to achieve healthier population and health for all,” said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region, congratulating Maldives and Sri Lanka on their achievement. The announcement was made after the fifth meeting of the South-East... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/07/20)

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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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