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Character Assasination
By Charles.S.Perera
In 2005 when the then Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse was elected the President, the  Reuter  and the Western Media wrote,  the “hawkish” Prime Minister of Sri Lanka has been elected as the President. From the beginning the West went all out to discredit the President Mahinda Rajapakse of Sri Lanka.  The West even supported the terrorists and did every thing they can to stop the Sri Lanka Armed Forces eliminate the ruthless terrorism from Sri Lanka.  The President Mahinda Rajapakse  who was determined to end terrorism, stood unmoved like a rock in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/10/14)

Why Executive Presidency Must Continue Until Tamil Separatism is Confirmed Dead
Dilrook Kannangara
The renewed demand and promise to abolish executive presidency (EP) is a red herring. It is a distraction to push a sinister agenda inimical to the nation. Those who promise to do it will never do it for various excuses. Behind the demand is the LTTE hiding in foreign capitals trying hard to make a comeback to lead the orphaned TNA, ITAK, TULF, ACTC, TGTE, GTF, BTF and the like. They genuinely want to abolish it. EP is anathema for their plans whereas ordinary Sri Lankans can live with it. The President quite correctly stated EP will... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/10/14)

Terrorists win legal battle: How significant is the lifting of the EU ban on LTTE
Shenali D Waduge
The terrorists win the day. Petitions show the way. Legal snags are future dangers. Our men have failed to show the links. The 16th October 2014 judgment of the ECJ has annulled the restrictive measures imposed by the EU in 2006 against the LTTE. Before we make reference to the annulment exactly what were these restrictive measures and how far did the EU adhere to them. We are well aware that LTTE continued to be funded by the same organizations that are using the funds to project itself as the human face of terror with Prabakaran... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/10/14)

GOSL Names and Bans LTTE Fronts : Nediyavan
Shenali D Waduge
GOSL has officially declared 16 organizations operating overseas as LTTE fronts and named over 400 individuals for their support of LTTE terror. The list gazetted in April 2014 declares the leaders of the 4 key factions. Father Emmanuel head of Global Tamil Forum, Rudrakumaran of US based TGTE, Vinyagam based in Brussels and Nediyavan operating from Norway. The last group is the most dangerous and is attempting to oust others by placing their own as heads of the other groups. The hold that the faction has over funds is noteworthy and requires the GOSL to use... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/10/14)

කළු සුද්දන්ගේ සම්භවය හා ආධිපත්‍යය (4)
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
බුද්ධාගම කොට උඩ යවන්න හිතන තිසරණී ගුණසේකර!     2014 ඔක්තෝබර් 12දා කලම්බු ටෙලිග්‍රාෆ් වෙබ් අඩවියේ ධර්‌ශනී රත්නවල්ලි විසින්, ඊට කලකට පෙර (2014 ජනවාරි 26දා) තිසරණී ගුණ්සේකර විසින් "බුද්ධාගමට ද්‍රෝහී වීම හා ලංකාව කොට උඩ යැවීම" යන මාතෘකාව යටතේ කරන ලද දෙඩවිල්ලකට දුන් උත්තරයක් (ද ප්‍රැක්ටිස් ඔෆ් ඔනර් කිලින් ඉන් ඇන් අර්ලි බුඩිස්ට් සොසයිටි) කියවූ මට තිසරණී යන තැනැත්තී කළුසුද්දියකට හොඳම උදාහරණයක් නේද යන බව මතක් විය. තිසරණීගේ මාක්ස්වාදී පියා (එන් එම් පෙරේරාගේ ලේකම්) හෝ ඇගේ මව හෝ ඇයට දමා ඇත්තේ ඉස්තරම්ම බෞද්ධ නමකි. කිසාගෝතමී යන නමටද වඩා හොඳය. තිසරණී යනු ත්‍රිවිධ රත්නය සරණ යන්නී යනුය. මෙසේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/10/14)

කළු සුද්දන්ගේ සම්භවය හා ආධිපත්‍යය (3)
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
විදේශ අමාත්‍යංශයට අබ සරණයි     පසුගිය කොටසේ (අංක දෙක) ක්‍ෂේණුකා සෙනෙවිරත්න ඇගේ ඉංග්‍රීසි කඩුවෙන් ඇය යටතේ ඉන්නා ගමෙන් ආ නිලධාරීන්ට කොටන එක ගැන සඳහන් කලෙමි. කළුසුද්දන් කියන්නේ කවුරුන්‌ද කියා හඳුනා ගැනීමේදී විදේශ අමාත්‍යංශය නමැති කළුසුද්දන්ගේ දූපතෙන් බොහෝ කරුණු, උදාහරණ, ලබාගත හැකිය. විදේශ සේවා නියුක්ති කාර්‍ය්‍යාංශය විසින් අරාබි රටවලට යන දුප්පත් මිනිසුන් වෙනුවෙන් පුදුම ජරමර, විකාර කරගෙන යන නිසා ඒ ගැන මිසක් විදේශ අමාත්‍යාංශය ගැන මෙතෙක් හාමුදුරුවරුන්ගේ අවධානයට යොමු වූයේ නැත. මේ ලඟදී රාවය එහි ගියවිට එහි සභාපති "අපිත් හොඳ බෞද්ධ පවුල් වල අය" කියා කයියක්ද ගැසුවේය. විදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්‍යංශයේ සර්‍පයින් හා පරපෝෂිතයින් යනුවෙන් 2008 මාර්තු 7... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/10/14)

Forces That Shaped Sri Lankan Literature

By Prof. Suwanda H J Sugunasiri (writing from Canada)    
This is my  Introduction to an Anthology of Sri Lankan Literature, co-edited with Prof A V Suraweera, as a special Issue of the Toronto South Asian Review (Vol. 3, Number 2, Fall 1984, 2-10). The first anthology to bring together works in Sinhala, Tamil and English within the same cover, here I provide an overview of the forces that has shaped the literature: Buddhism, South Indian Colonialism and British Colonialism,  pointing to both the positive and the negative dimensions of the last two. It also includes... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/10/14)

Narendra Modi's BJP for Bharat Ratna to Sri Lanka's prez Mahinda Rajapaksa?
Courtesy Press Trust of India
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his government confer Bharat Ratna on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa under whose leadership the LTTE was eliminated. "This elimination of the LTTE must be recognised in India as a welcome contribution to our national security, he said in a letter to Narendra Modi. The prime minister has acknowledged receipt of Subramanian Swamy's letter.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/10/14)

Rajapaksa Hits Out at Opposition for Taking pro-Tamil Stand
Courtesy PTI
COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has hit out at the opposition for "working" with the pro-LTTE Tamil diaspora in a bid to oust him. "They (opposition) are working with foreign forces to oust me. They have gone and met them in Europe. They have promised action to fulfil pro-LTTE diaspora demands," he said while addressing health sector workers here. Reacting against the European Union court's decision todelist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) from their terrorist list last week, he said, "European Union has lifted the ban on the LTTE. It happened within two weeks of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/10/14)

Dairy farmers in Sri Lanka to get 20,000 milch cows-Sri Lanka is aiming to become self-sufficient in liquid milk by the year 2016.
SOURCE: PRIU
Colombo: Sri Lanka and Australia signed an agreement on October 16 to import 20,000 milch cows for uplifting small and medium scale dairy farmers under a programme to make Sri Lanka self-sufficient in liquid milk by the year 2016. Importing Australian milch cows of superior breeds to uplift dairy farmers and improve the livestock industry began two years ago in accordance with President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Mahinda Chintana Vision. Under the programme, 2000 milch cows were imported in 2012. Through artificial insemination these cows gave birth to 1500 calves which were distributed among dairy farmers in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/10/14)

With eye on China, India to step-up military ties with Sri Lanka and Maldives
The Times of India
NEW DELHI : India will further step-up defence cooperation with Sri Lanka and Maldives, including assistance in "capacity-building" of their armed forces through both training and supply of equipment, in tune with the overall policy to steadily boost military ties with countries in Indian Ocean to counter China's strategic inroads in the region. Defence minister Arun Jaitley on Monday held a meeting with visiting Sri Lankan defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakshe, the brother of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, to discuss ways to expand the bilateral military relationship. On Tuesday, Jaitley will hold similar discussions with Maldivian defence... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/10/14)

 මහින්ද ගේ තුන්වැනි පාර
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
මහින්ද දෙපාරට වඩා ජනපතිකමට ඉල්ලීමනීත්යානුකූල නැති බව සමහරු කියති. සමහරු කියන්නේ දෙපාරට වඩා ඉල්ලීම  අසාධාරණ හා යුක්ති සහගත එකක් බවය  .  තුන්හතර පාර හෝ දිවි ඇති තෙක් ඉදිරි පත් වීම නුසුදුසු නම්  දෙපාරක් ඉල්ලීමත් නුසුදුසුය එසේනම්  එකපාරින්ම  ගෙදර ගොස් වෙනකෙනෙකුට දිය යුතුය.  වාර ගණන  තීරණය කර ඇත්තේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ චන්ද වලිනි  ඉල්ලන මිනිහා වැලක් වන්නේ නැතුව  ඔහු හොඳ නැත්නම්  පත් නොකර සිරීමට ජනතාව වගබලා ගතයුතුය. බලයේ සිටින ජනපති  චන්දයේදී හොරචන්ද දාගන දිනනවා යය්  තර්ක කරන වානම්  විපක්ෂය විදේශ මුදල් යොදවා ගෙන අපේ ජනතා  මනස ට බලපෑම් කරන්නේය යන තර්කය ද වලංගුය. විපක්ෂයත් හොර චන්ද දාන්නේය.. මහින්ද... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/10/14)

An Open Letter to Moderate Muslims
Ali A. Rizvi
Let-s start with what I-m not going to do. I-m not going to accuse you of staying silent in the face of the horrific atrocities being committed around the world by your co-religionists. Most of you have loudly and unequivocally condemned groups like the Islamic State (ISIS), and gone out of your way to dissociate yourselves from them. You have helped successfully isolate ISIS and significantly damage its credibility.... -Full Story-
(huffingtonpost.com - 21/10/14)

Due to Ranil’s shenanigans and EU lifting of ban LTTE TERROR CAN RE-SURFACE Opportunity provided for open propagation of separatism
Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) President V. Anandasangaree has warned the Sri Lankan government that the European Union Court’s annulment of the EU’s ban on the LTTE will be a push to revive the separatist, terrorist outfit in the Northern Province. The veteran Tamil politician told The New Indian Express on Friday: “Pro-LTTE groups both within the island and overseas have received a shot in the arm, and will now openly propagate the LTTE’s cause of separatism and terrorism. The TNA will now up its ante reflecting the LTTE’s demands.” Meanwhile, UNP and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe who was on... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 20/10/14)

Sri Lanka to contest European Union-s delisting of LTTE as terrorist organisation
Agency: PTI
Sri Lanka-s EU Ambassador Rodney Perera is to travel to Strasbourg on Monday to attend the EU parliament-s plenary session and to mobilise two key committees, foreign affairs and security and defence.Sri Lanka will contest the decision by a European Union Court to delist the LTTE as a terrorist organisation and will send an envoy to Strasbourg to lobby the EU against the order.... -Full Story-
(dnaindia.com - 20/10/14)

Letter to the Editor: Is this the solution?
Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai, Dehiwela
Is this the solution? The news that a group of monks, representing the Ravana Balaya raided the office of the Chairman, Foreign Employment Bureau (FEB) on the 16th of October questioning the Chairman on his failure to protect the Sri Lankan migrant labour force in the Middle East,  begs the question “Is this the solution?” . The Convener of the Ravana Balaya, Ven. Ittakande Saddhatissa Thero, claimed that our labor force in the Middle East are ill-treated, harassed, sexually and physically abused on a daily basis and claims the Chairman of the Foreign Employment Bureau (FEB),... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/10/14)

Promoting Ranil  - 'Cutting off the nose to spite the face'
S.Akurugoda
 'Abolish Presidency’ cry at this time of the country is nothing but a slogan introduced as a part of a well planned tactic by those who seek a ‘regime change’ by any means.  It is not surprising that those who were on the ‘Anti- war Front' and all those who fought against MR in both the Presidential elections (2005 & 2009) are making use of  “Abolish Presidency” slogan for their frustration. What is surprising is to hear the same slogan coming from some of those who were with the President since 2005 providing every support to win the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/14)

Power Hungry Ranil Shows True Colours As A Betrayer Of The Nation And Needs To be Brought To Task! 
Insight By Sunil Kumar
Octobber 17th 2014  The News caption reads:" LTTE favoured after Ranil POWOW!" The Big question is, "So who gave Ranil Wickremasinghe carte blanche to lobby the  EU court which has reportedly lifted restrictive measures on the  LTTE, the Sri Lanka Tamil terrorist group globally proscribed and  provenly dangerous or is this some kind of joke?  Ranil  Wickremasinghe is said to have lobbied the Court of Justice of the European Union which has ordered the Council of the European Union on Thursday to annul the restrictive measures taken against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) although it all... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/14)

Importance of Sugar in the Human Body
Dr Hector Perera        London
Sugar receives blame for many health problems, but without it, your body would cease to function properly. Naturally occurring sugars, such as those found in fruit, and lactose, or milk sugar, come from sources that benefit your diet. However, the sugars and syrups added during food processing and preparation, called added sugars, are viewed as a detriment to a healthy diet. Maximizing sugar’s benefits requires balancing the healthier and less wholesome sources. Excess Sugar can cause health problems Sugar has a reputation for causing health problems such as obesity, which can lead to diabetes, which... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/14)

විධායක ජනපති කෙනෙක් ම අත්‍යවශ්‍ය  දැ නුය්
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
මුළු බටහිර  ලෝකයම  එකතුවී  ලංකාව බෙදන්න  හදන කොටි ඩයස්පෝරාවට  උදවු දෙන මේ වෙලාවේ  වෙන කවදාටත් වඩා විධායක බලතල ඇති ජනපති කෙනෙක් අවෂ්‍යයමය   ආණ්දුවේ මන්ත්‍රීවරු සල්ලි වල ගෙන ආණ්ඩුව පෙරලුවත්  කොටින්ට රට දෙන්න බැරිවෙන විදිහට  ජනපති ඉතිරිවිය යුතුය..ප්‍රභා මරෝඕ පලිය කොහොම හරි ගන්න දැන්  හතුරෝ ලෑ ස්තිය මෙය භයානකම අවදියය්. චන්ද්‍රිකා බලාගන හිටියට  රනිල් කොටි එක්ක ගිවිසුම් ගහනවා  මහින්ද වැනි කෙනෙක් එහෙම බලාගන ඉන්නේ නැහැ.. මේ වෙලාවේ ජනපති තනතුර නැතිවුනොත් කොටි ගණන් සල්ලි දී ආණ්ඩු සිටින දෙකටම නැති උන් සල්ලි වලට ගානවා ගන්න වාමය.  මහින්දගේ දහසක් දූෂණ තියෙන බව ඇත්තය. අනින් උන් ගේ කෝටියක් ඇත.. කිරි සුදු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/14)

ANY MORE COMMON CANDIDATES FOR "PIVITHURU HETAK"?
Nalin de Silva
 Every Sinhala Buddhist and probably many others would have heard of the dialogue between Arhant Mahinda Thera and the King Devanampiya Tissa (not theesham as some Tamil racists used to call him) around the famous mango tree at Mihintalawa. Pointing out at the Mango tree the Arhant Thera has asked the king "Oh king what is this tree?". The king replied "Ven. Thera this is a mango tree" . The Arhant Thera then asked "are there mango trees other than this mango tree?" The answer was obvious and the king said "yes there are so many... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/14)

අනේ අපේ හාමුදුරුවනේ  මොකදැ  මේ වුනේ
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
සෝභිත හාමුදුරුවෝ  ජනාධිපති ධූරය අහෝසි කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලය්  ජනාධිපතිට විශේෂ බල තල නොතිබුනේ නම්  ත්‍රස්තවාදය  නිසා  මෙලහකටත් රට බෙදී හමාරය.යුධය ඉවර නොකර  ඇදගෙන ගිය ජනාධිපති වරු ඉන්න විට කට නොහෙල්ලු සෝභිත හිමි  මේ ජනාධිපති  ඉවත් කරන්නට දගලන්නේ ප්‍රභාකර  න්    මැ රූනිසා තරහටද  මුල් කාලයේ එහිමියන් කිව්වේ ත්‍රස්තයන් පරාද කර රට බේරාගන්නා ලෙසය. දැන් වෙනස් වුනේ කාගේ බහටද. ඉතාම හොඳ ජනපතිවරයෙක් සිටියා නම් කොතෙක් කලක්  බලයේ හිටියත්   කිසි කෙනෙකුට  ප්‍රශ්නයක් විය නොහැක. එයින් වන්නේ හොඳක් මය.පුද්ගලයා නරක නම් කාලයෙන් කාලයට  ඔහු ගැන තීරණ ගැනීම චන්දදායකයා සතුය. ඉල්ලන වාරගණන සීමා කිරීම නොව කලයුත්තේ ඔහුට පාඩමක් උගන්වා නෙරපා හැරීමය. වාර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/14)

Cash-Strapped Human Rights Office at Breaking Point, Says New Chief
By Thalif Deen
Hussein of Jordan launched a blistering attack on member states for insufficient funding, thereby forcing operations in his office to the breaking point “in a world that seems to be lurching from crisis to ever-more dangerous crisis.” “I am already having to look at making cuts because of our current financial situation,” he told reporters Thursday, pointing out while some U.N. agencies have budgets of over a billion dollars, the office of the UNHCHR has a relatively measly budget of 87 million dollars per year for 2014 and 2015. “I have been asked to use a boat... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/14)

EBOLA – Humanitarian Intervention or Depopulation agenda or both!
Shenali D Waduge
On 24 April 1974 then US Secretary of State under George Bush Snr said ‘depopulation should be the highest priority of foreign policy towards the Third World’. Juxtapose that with Ghanian Nana Kwame’s allegation that people started dying only after the Red Cross vaccinations is certainly food for thought especially when he goes on to say that Ebola is a CIA invention to allow western troops on African soil. Ebola incidentally is a genotype weapon that is designed to kill only blacks and the vaccine serum only works on white people (Centre for Disease Control)! In... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/14)

කන්ද උඩරට ඛේදවාචකයෙන් බිඳක්   4
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
වසර ගනාවක් ලුණු නැතිව ඒ වෙනුවට අඟුරු  සමග බත් කමින් සුද් දාට යටත් නොවී උදාර ලෙස  දිවිගෙවූ 1802 දී උඩරට සිටි මිනිසුන්  හා  1818 දීත් 1848 දීත්  හරි හමන් ආයුධයක්වත් නැතිව  සුද්දන් සමග ජීවිත පූජාවෙන්  සටන්කළ උඩරට ගොවියෝ  ඒ සියල්ල කලේ තම උරුමය රක ගැනීමටය. ඇපල්  මිදී හා වෙනත් සුඛෝපභෝගී දේ නතය් දෙස්දෙවොල් තියමින් සිරිමා රජය පෙරලා   එ  ජා. ප. ය රජ කරවා විවුර්ත ආර්ථිකය අටවාගත් අ  ය සමග සසදන විට එදා උඩ රටියෝ දෙවියෝය. මේ සියලුම ජීවිත පූජා  අමතක කර සුද්දන්ටත් අනෙක් විදේශිකයන්ටත්  අපේ රට දිගටම භුක්තිවිදින්නට ඉඩ සලසූ  19  48 රට බාරගත් උන්  ගහලයෝය. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/14)

Papal Bulls: The crimes the Church/Popes ordered the Kings to commit
Shenali D Waduge 
The destiny of inhabited nations changed as a result of papal bulls issued by the Roman Catholic Church and the advent of the ‘Age of Discovery’. Contrary to what history wishes us to believe, explorers and royalty were steered by the Church and the Pope. It was on orders of the Church that Christopher Columbus set sail to ‘discover’ lands already inhabited. The theory of ‘discover’ has become law on the premise that these lands though already inhabited did not have Christians. The question of the legal validity and the morality behind taking nations and territories... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/14)

 THE CONTROVERTIAL NOBEL PRIZE FOR PEACE
ALI SUKHANVER
 Just a few days back, David Swanson, a well known American journalist and a human rights activist penned down an article, ‘Again the Peace Prize Not for Peace.’ The topic of this article is awarding of the Nobel Prize for Peace to Malala Yusafzai and Kailash Satyarthi. He says in this article, ‘According to  Alfred Nobel's will the Nobel Peace Prize must go to the person who has done the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses. The persons whom... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/14)

IMF-World Bank Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs) ruined countries – fate of Sri Lanka?
Shenali D Waduge
 Latin American socially oriented governments have rejected IMF’s neo-liberal policies after realizing that neither IMF nor World Bank have any solutions or wish to give any solutions to raise developing nations from their poverty. Have the World Bank or IMF raised a single developing nation to a developed level to date through their policies and formulas? NO, not from Structural Adjustments or new nomenclature of Poverty Reduction Growth Facility (PRGP). All preconditions for loans and debt relief have been to benefit only the rich shareholders that they represent and who elect officials to office. World Bank’s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/14)

Minister Basil Rajapaksa to mete out Justice to Dr Chris Nonis
lanka C news
At a meeting of the Ministers of the government,Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa has raised an issue on the saga of former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Dr Chris Nonis with the Member of parliament Sajin de Vass Gunawardena. He had promised to have a impartial inquiry to the incident.He had emphasized that he had known well that the the former High Commissioner had worked in his position to bring laurels to our country in all International relations and discharged his duties to precision excelling in his duties and he had earned... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/14)

From the next UNP government land,police and the 13th amendment would be fully implemented.
lanka C news
The  leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickremasinghe has promised the people of the North that under the next UP government land ,police and powers under the 13th amendment to the constitution would be fully implemented. He had added that all people in the country should have a common law.The problems of the people in the North is different from the problems of people in the Sabaragamuwa.The Tamils and Muslims should enjoy equal privileges like the Sinhala people.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/14)

Red card to Sri Lanka: European Commission announces severe fishing trade sanctions
by greenpeace
Greenpeace welcomed today's announcement by the European Commission that it will take a tougher stance against the government of Sri Lanka for its failure to co-operate in the global fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The sanctions will extend beyond seafood import bans, covering all fisheries-related business with Sri Lankan companies and fishing vessels. Any such business between EU fishing companies and Sri Lanka must, as a result of today's decision, be put on halt. Saskia Richartz, Greenpeace EU oceans policy director said: "The EU is a major market for seafood products from all over... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/14)

කන්ද උඩරට ඛේධවාචකයෙන් බිඳක්
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න  
ශ්‍රී වික්‍රම රජු විසින් ගෙන්වාගන්නාලද වඩුග නෑයන්  රජු වටා රොක්වී සිංහලයන්ට  මදි පුංචිකම් කරමින්  සිංහලේ වඩුග රාජ්ජයක් කිරීමට උත්සාහගත්හ. රජුගේ  සින්හල උපදේශක සභා යට ගොස්වඩුග උපදේශක සභා ඉස්මතුවිය. රජුගේ විවාහ සම්බන්ධකම් නිසා ඉන්දියානු  වෙළදුන් හා චෙට්ටියාර්වරු සිංහලේට පැමිණ එවකට ලන්දේසීන් සතුව තිබූ උඩරටට බදු සැපයීම ආදී වෙළදාම තමන් සතුකරගත්හ. ඉන්දියානුවෙලදුන්ගේ හැටි දන්නා ලන්දේසීන් රජු හා මදුරාපුරය අතර විවාහ සම්බන්ධකම් ඇතිවීම වැළැක්වීමට දැඩි උත්සාහයක් ගත්තේ  ඔවුන්ට තිබූ මනා අවබෝධය නිසය්.  ලන්දේසීන්ට පෙන්නන්නට බැ රිවූ මේ දෙමල වෙළෙන්දෝ   ලන්දේසී ආරක්ෂක සංවිධාන බිඳගෙන  වල්වෙටිතුරෙය් මන්නාරම හා මඩකලපුව ඔස්සේ නිතර   හොරබඩු වෙළදාමේ  නියුක්ත වූහ. ප්‍රබාකරන් මෑතක මේ ජාවාරමේ නායකයෙක් විය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/14)

කළු සුද්දන්ගේ සම්භවය හා ආධිපත්‍යය (5)
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
බෞද්ධ-හින්දු මිත්‍රත්‌වය (මෙම රචනා මාලාවේ දැනට ලියමින් පවතින අංක 3 හා 4 ප්‍රමාද කිරීමට සිදුවූයේ කළුසුද්දන්ගේ හැසිරීම පිලිඹඳව ඉතාමත් කාලෝචිත උදාහරණ කීපයක්ම පසුගිය දිනවල එලිදරව්වීම නිසා ඒ ගැන මගේ අදහස් දැක්වීම සුදුසු යයි මට සිතුන නිසාය)       ලංකාවේ පන්සල් වතු වල වන්‌දනීය (පූජණීය) බිමෙන් (සේක්‍රඩ් ස්පේස්) සියේට 20-30 අතර ප්‍රමාණයක් වෙන්වී ඇත්තේ හින්දු දෙවි දේවතා වන්ටය. බුද්ධාගමේ ඇති නම්‍යතාවය (ෆ්ලෙක්සිබිලිටි) හා සාධාරණත්‌වය (රීසනබල්නස්) නිසා එය පැතිරුණු ප්‍රදේශ වල සිරිත් විරිත්, ඇදහිලි ආදිය හා එහි වන්‌දනා මාන විධි වල මිශ්‍ර වීම් සිදුවිය. පව් කල අයට දෙවියන් ඉදිරියට ගොස් ඔහු අදහා ක්‍ෂමාව ලබා ගෙන මෝක්‍ෂයට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/14)

ජාතික හෙළ උරුමයේ සභාපති පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්රී අතුරලියේ රතන හිමිගේ යෝජනා
ජනාධිපතිවරණයට පෙර ව්‍යවස්ථාව සංශෝධනය නොකලහොත් ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ පරදවන්නට වැඩ කරන බව දැඩිව අවධාරණය කරමින් ජාතික හෙළ උරුමයේ සභාපති පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී අතුරලියේ රතන හිමියන් විසින් එළිදක්වා ඇති නව ආණ්ඩු ක‍්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා යෝජනා කෙටුම්පත මෙහි දැක්වේ... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 17/10/14)

EU court overturns Tamil Tiger sanctions but SL express concerns
European Union judges struck down anti-terrorism sanctions against the Tamil Tigers that were imposed by the EU but said on Thursday that the assets of the Sri Lankan group should remain frozen for the time being. The court said a decision by EU leaders in 2006 to place the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on a list of terrorist organisations had been based on "imputations derived from the press and the Internet" rather than on direct investigation of the group's actions, as required by law. The Sri Lankan Government today said it was concerned about the decision of the... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 17/10/14)

Baggage pilferage irks Lanka expats
RIYADH: MD RASOOLDEEN  Courtesy ArabNews
As if incidents of pilfering the baggage of workers returning from the Kingdom at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) weren’t enough, passengers are now complaining of baggage being lost altogether at the other end. The latest victim was Rohaan Samath, who lost one of his suitcases at the BIA when he arrived in Colombo via SriLankan Airlines. Samath told Arab News that he lodged a complaint with the airlines, but after 21 days, has still not heard any word. “We have traveled many times to Sri Lanka on Saudi Arabian Airlines and never lost... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/14)

JVP and UNP to take to streets
By Nalin de Silva
Who said the UNP is democratic and non-violent? It has to be somebody who has come from a different galaxy and not from the Milky Way. Since 1931, when universal franchise was introduced by the English, thinking that the Senanayakes and others who had a ‘decent education’ in schools they established could deceive the hoi polloi and look after the country for the colonialists, the UNP and its predecessors have adopted all sorts of anti-democratic methods. Giving away money to voters, terrorizing the LSSP supporters characterised that ‘golden era’. The UNP then graduated to stoning... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/14)

How Desmond Tutu was given the real facts on Sri Lanka- LIFE ABROAD - Part 100
 Dr. Tilak Fernando
During the early part of 2008, Archbishop Dr. Desmond Tutu made reference to Human Right Violations in Sri Lanka and campaigned fiercely to oust Sri Lanka from the Council and Bar-election from the United Nations Human Rights Council. His stance being ‘Sri Lanka did not deserve a seat in the assembly”! The most Reverend Bishop visited London on Tuesday, July 10, 2008, to deliver a lecture at the MCC Indoor Cricket School at Lords Cricket Grounds. The highlight of the lecture was the Worship's reference to human conduct and fair play, in accordance with the spirit... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/14)

SAVE ANOTHER 25%, possibly on the Electricity Bill, by installing  Rheostats (Dimmer Switches).
Susantha Wijesinghe.
I firmly believe that, by installing  at least 5 Five Dimmer switches by every householder, they could further reduce the Electricity Bill to a great extent. Dimmer switches will reduce the wattage when turned down low, in an area that is not likely in use by the residents but still wants the area lit up. A 60 watt bulb can be turned down to say 20 watts, and likewise, even a 100 watt bulb can be turned down to say 25 watts, thus saving immensely on the current consumption, which means less payment every month. Companies manufacturing Electrical Components can... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/14)

Chinese state-run paper blames US for Hong Kong democracy protests
Associated Press in Hong Kong
People’s Daily blames National Endowment for Democracy State Department ‘categorically rejects accusations’A Chinese state-run newspaper has blamed the United States for being behind the pro-democracy protests that have rattled Hong Kong – a claim strongly rejected by the State Department. Thousands of people returned for sit-ins in Hong Kong’s main protest zone on Saturday, responding to organisers’ calls to boost a civil disobedience campaign that has paralysed key roads and streets in the city centre for two weeks.... -Full Story-
(theguardian.com - 17/10/14)

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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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