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The govt. requested for international intervention - G.L. Peiris
The govt. requested for international intervention - G.L. Peiris
https://youtu.be/Nn6uTo1_4uA... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/03/17)

Amaraweera misunderstood my sentiments – Sarath Weerasekara
අමරවීර ඇමතිතුමා වැරදියට තේරුම් අරන්
https://youtu.be/cJ2kNcke-d8... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/03/17)

Govt. seeks Rs.288mn to buy vehicles for ministers
Courtesy  Daily Mirror
The government today sought Parliament's approval for spending a total sum of Rs.288.2 million in order to purchase vehicles for several ministers, deputy ministers and state ministers. Accordingly, the approval was sought for the spending of Rs.42 million to purchase a vehicle for deputy chairman of committees, Rs.82 million on a new vehicle for deputy minister of health, Rs.40 million on a vehicle for minister of plantation industries, Rs.38 million on a vehicle for deputy minister of sports and Rs.86 million on vehicles for the minister and deputy minister of industry and commerce. Approval was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/03/17)

How new visa changes can influence Sri Lanka's Real Estate Market
Courtesy Adaderana
Five years ago, Sri Lanka's government imposed stricter rules on visa requirements. This happened as part of an on-going process to improve administrative procedures following the end of the war in 2009. Since the new visa laws were proposed, a new government has come into power. What impact do the new visa requirements and this new government's enforcement of the rules have on real estate investment on the island? Leading property portal Lamudi finds out, Visa Programmes in Sri Lanka's New System Since the end of the war, Sri Lanka's immigration services have evolved... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/03/17)

The history of UNP's deceptions, betrayals and oppressions Part II of Part V
By : A.A.M.NIZAM - MATARA
The 1970 UF government carried out a tremendous volume of work to make Sri Lanka a sovereign State, towards making the country self sufficient in food items and establishment of industries and State institutions covering major fields of activities.  When many countries in the East African region called the Sahel rehion and other parts of the world faced a severe food crisis and people in those countries were suffering from malnutrition and scores of people died due to lack of food, people in Sri Lanka were saved from this calamity due to the extensive... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/03/17)

විමල් වීරවංස  වෙනුවෙන්  මහජනහඩක් නැංවීමට රට පෙළගැස්විය යුතුයි.
චාල්ස් එස් පෙරේරා විසින්
ලංකාවෙ  යුක්තියක් හා සාධාරණයක් තියෙනවද? යහපාලනය කරනවුන්ට මනුස්සකමක් තියෙනවද ? නීතිය ආරක්ෂා කිරීමට බැඳීසිටින නඩු කාරයෝ උන්ගේ හිතට එකඟවද නැත්නම් යහපාලකයන්ට බයේද නීතිය පනවන්නේ ? පුංචි දරුවෙකුත් දන්නවා මහදවල් හොරකමක් කරපු මහබැංකුවේ ලොක්කවසිටි අර්ජුන මහේන්ද්‍රන් හොරෙක් කියලා. ඔහු  ලංකාවට රුපියල් බිලියන ගානක වංචාවක් කරලත් ඔහු නිදහස් මහන්තත්ත ජීවිතයක්   රනිල් වික්රමසිංහගේ විශ්වාසකයකු ලෙස ගෙනියනවා, මේ හොරාට උගේම හොරකමගැන හොයාබලන කොමිෂන් සභාවේ පරීක්ෂණය ට  සම්බන්දවී එහි රැඳීසිටීමට පවා කොමිෂන් සභාවේ  සාමාජික නඩුකාරවරයා අවසර  දී තිබෙනවා. මේ හොරුන්ටත් ගෞරවකරන කොඳු නාරටි නැති උන්ද  වාහන අවිභාවිතය කියල කිසිම හොරකමකට සම්බන්ධ නැති  විමල් වීරවංස  මාස දෙකකටත් වැඩි කාලයක් හිරබාරයෙ තියන්නේ.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/03/17)

දුෂ්ඨ චික‍්‍රමසින්හ නරුමයා
ඇම්  ඩී පී  දිසානායක
සිරිලක් දේශපාලන භූමිකාවේ සැරිසරන දුෂ්ඨයන් දෙදෙනෙක් වෙති. එකියක් බද‍්‍රකාලී චන්ද‍රිකාය  අනිකා මේආත්මයේදි දරුසැපක් නැති රනිල්‍  ය . සිංහල නායකයින් එක එකා නැතිකරදැමීම මුන්ගේ අරමුණය. කිසියම් හේතුවකින් උපවාසය නිසා වීරවංශ මහතා ගේ ජීවිතයට හානියක් සිදුවුවහොත් රනිල් චන්ද‍රිකාවන් කොක්භඬළා සතුටු වෙනු ඇත . ඔබ තුමා අවශ‍්‍ය අපටය. ඔබතුමා නිභඬ වීම සිංහලයාගේ මළගමේ ආරම්භයය. ඔබතුමා දුර්ලභ ගනයේ උතුම් මිනිසෙකි.  ඔබතුමා නැතිව සිංහළ ජාතික සටන අඩපන වනුඇත. සියලූම වීරයන් මළවුන් අතරය.  වීරවංශ සිටියයුත්තේ අප අතරය. ඔබතුමා මළබෙර නළා පිටුපස සුදුවැලි හලා පාවඩ මත නොයායුතුය . ඔබතුමා යා යුත්තේ අභීත සිංහළ යෝධයින් සමග රතු පළස මතය. ඔබතුමා ගේ උපවාසය අපට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/03/17)

Change we all are waiting for ………….
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
Media keeps our mind boggling about an impending change of the ministers ,who have failed miserably . Tell me about any ,minister except the one in charge of health who has done something and yet the Saitm issue has suppressed his popularity .Minister of finance during night raids in customs has been nominated an award for handling “ bond matter “ .Transport and Rail minister is sleeping all the time .Road minister in going nowhere .Trade minister accused of land grab in a national park .Sports minister being accused of ruining sports,Port minister who should have... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/03/17)

අනිත් කොනේ වෛද්‍යවරිය ; බෝධිනී සමරතුංග
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
බෝධිනී සමරතුංග ගේ අනිත් කොන කෘතිය වෛද්‍ය වෘත්තිය පිලිබඳ සාක්‍ෂාත්කරයකි. එය කතුවරියගේ ආත්මකථනයකි. වෛද්‍ය උපාධිය ලබා ඇය මුලින්ම සේවය සඳහා යන්නේ යුද ගැටුම් වලින් පීඩා ලැබූ උතුරුකරයේ රෝහලකටය​. සිංහල වෛද්‍යවරියක ලෙස ඇයට මෙම ප්‍රදේශය නුහුරුය​. ඇය දෙමල බස නොදන්නීය​. දමිල රෝගීන් බහුතරය වන රෝහලක කෙලෙස තම රැකියාව කිරීමට හැකි වෙත්ද යන දෙගිඩියාවෙන් ඇය රෝහලට පැමිනෙන්නීය​. එහෙත් ඇය සතුව අපූරු මෙවලමක් තිබේ. එනම් මානව දයාවයි. මෙම මෙවළම බොහෝ උගත් සහ කුසලතාවයන් ගෙන් යුක්ත වූ වෛද්‍යවරු අමතක කර දැමූවද කතා නායිකාව එය නැති කර ගන්නේ නැත​. එය උපයෝගී කර ගෙන ඇය තම රෝගීන් අමතන්නීය​. එම නිසා භාෂා සහ සංස්කෘතික... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/03/17)

New Zealand High Commission in Sri Lanka
Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM, Spokesperson,United Sri Lanka Association, Wellington, New Zealand
To. Rt. Hon. Bill English MP, Prime Minister of New Zealand. Dear Mr.English, We write  to convey the congratulations and delight of the Sri Lankan community in NZ,  at your announcing your decision to establish a High Commission in Sri Lanka. We have no doubt this will be mutually beneficial in improving trade and good will  between our two countries that share a similar outlook on many matters including trade, sport, travel and tourism, and our  democratic and secular way of life. We are also confident, the establishment... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/03/17)

DIRTY FOOD FOR THOUGHT
ALI SUKHANVER
‘Mr. Modi cannot wash his hands off. This is a Fascist ideology, supported by the BJP and Narendra Modi. He is carrying forward the agenda of RSS. The political agenda of the RSS is to divide the nation and to remain in power and to seek power and I think he is badly exposed,’ these are the words of Rita Bahuguna Joshi in response to a question asked by someone from the ANI. The question was; how would you clarify the difference between Mr. Modi and the RSS’. Rita Bahuguna Joshi belongs to the Congress party and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/03/17)

U.S. CONGRESS MEMBERS SIGNAL GREATER ENGAGEMENT AND SUPPORT FOR SRI LANKA
Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington D.C.
March 24, 2017 In the month of February, two congressional delegations of U.S. House of Representatives visited Sri Lanka.  The first was a bipartisan four-member delegation of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP) Committee led by Chairman Peter Roskam and Ranking Member David Price.  An eight-member bipartisan delegation led by the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte immediately followed. Following up on the manifest greater engagement by the members of the U.S. Congress with Sri Lanka, Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam met with several leading members of the U.S. Congress in the past week. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/03/17)

Many inventions have been made by accident or by chance, including my scientific energy saving cooking
Dr Hector Perera       London
I was living in a room only boarding house near Punchi Borella, not too from The All Saints Church when I had to study for Science Advanced Level. Then I had to depend on hotel takeaways than cooking. At the start I had to cycle or walk all the way to hotels to bring in or eat in hotels. Even when it rains, I had to get something to eat from hotels because I didn’t cook anything at the start, not because I didn’t know basic cooking but I didn’t start until a little later. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/03/17)

Ahmadiyya Founder’s Day
By A. Abdul Aziz.
 Saturday 23rd March 1889 was the momentous day when Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, accepted the hands of forty faithful servants in allegiance to the 10 conditions of Bai’at (initiation) and founded the community which he called ‘The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at’. The Promised Messiah, peace be on him, took this oath of allegiance at the house of a spiritual preceptor Hazrat Sufi Ahmad Jan in the city of Ludhiana (Punjab, India). Hazrat Moulavi Hakim Nooruddin was the first person to have the honor of taking the first Bai’at. This was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/03/17)

JFA lauds higher court ruling over Janasadharan
By NJ Thakuria
Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses happiness and gratefulness over the recent Gauhati High Court directive to the management of Janasadharan, an Assamese daily newspaper  to clear all the unpaid wages of the employees till January and also make an endeavour to pay the current wages accordingly. The court also asked the management  of Janasadharan Printing and Publication Ltd to restart publishing the newspaper, which has already been honoured by the proprietor with full cooperation of the employees. Janasadharan, owned by Congress leader Rockybul Hussain and then edited by Left intellectual Dr Shivnath Barman, was suddenly... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/03/17)

Algeria intensifies crackdown on Ahmadiyya Muslims
By A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary.
 According to media reports, Algerian Government has continued to crackdown on members of the Ahmadi Muslims in the country. The Ahmadiyya Community in the country has expressed concern over the religiously motivated arrests. From June 2016, onwards, the authorities in Algeria targeted members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, arresting at least 70 in Blida and Skikda provinces and other parts of the country on account of their faith. Mass arrests of Ahmadis seem to have commenced in early 2016, but took a more intense turn in July 2016 when Algerian authorities commenced a “dismantling... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/03/17)

No point telling Parliament, must go to Geneva - Rajapaksa පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ කියලා වැඩක් නෑ... ජිනීවා ගිල්ලා කියන්න ඕනේ... හිටපු ජනපති පවසයි.
No point telling Parliament, must go to Geneva - Rajapaksa
https://youtu.be/Qnija-4EQ9s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/03/17)

Jayawewa! A land like no other
The Street Walk By Bandula Jayasekara Courtesy The Island
Sri Lanka is the best country in the world. It is a land like no other. Incredible! That is why there is a song and people always say ‘Loken Uthum Rata Sri Lankawai’ (Sri Lanka is the best country in the world). We have the best Finance Minister in the world and he wins awards no one really knows about and it happens all the time. Some publish advertisements and felicitate him. But, the US dollar continues to rise against the poor Sri Lankan rupee. Still, the United States is our... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/03/17)

THE CRISIS IN PARLIAMENT:TWILIGHT OF A FUNCTIONING DEMOCRACY
by PROFESSOR G.L. PEIRIS
March 23, 2017, 9:31 pm What is evident for all to see is that Yahapalanaya has deteriorated today into the expression of a totally autocratic culture, in Parliament as well as in the country at large. Across the country vital elections at grassroots level are postponed indefinitely on the flimsiest of pretexts, while the situation in the nation’s highest legislature represents a caricature of the basic norms of a robust democracy. Parliamentary proceedings in the first week of March were marred by several developments, all of them significant and some unique. The Leader of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/03/17)

RUSSIA I KNEW …………………
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
When I see the TV and the photos in the paper where President Putin who is in an immaculate Physical and mental state witting with President Maithriplala Sirisena ,I felt nostalgic about the time I spent in Soviet Union which was then a socialists country .It was a country with moral values ,with a nation of multinational society with social values ,respect to each other .Whole country was proud of their achievements through  years from Lenin,Stalin and Breshnew . The transformation which took place under Garbachov,who I think was a planted  agent by the western capitalist... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/17)

Russia Offers to Set Up Helicopter Maintenance Center in Sri Lanka – Official
Sputnik
A deputy chief of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said that Russia has proposed to set up a service center for Russian-made helicopters in Sri Lanka. © SPUTNIK/ MAKSIM BOGOVID Russia, Sri Lanka Discuss Delivery Contract of Gepard 3.9 Frigates LANGKAWI (Sputnik) – Russia has proposed to set up a service center for Russian-made helicopters in Sri Lanka, a deputy chief of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation told Sputnik on Friday. "We’ve submitted our proposals to equip a helicopter maintenance center and provide spare parts for armored hardware to the Sri Lankan side," the agency’s Mikhail Petukhov said at the LIMA 2017 military... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/17)

Sri Lankan rupee weaker despite cenbank rate hike
Courtesy nasdaq.com
COLOMBO, March 24 (Reuters) - The Sri Lankan rupee traded weaker on Friday on importer dollar demand despite the central bank's decision to raise key rates by 25 basis points in a move to ease the pressure on the currency. The central bank raised its benchmark interest rates by 25 basis points before the markets open on Friday for the first time in eight months to contain high inflationary expectations and a possible acceleration of demand side inflationary pressures. [nL3N1H11OX] Rupee forwards <SLKR> were active, with two-week forwards trading at 152.50/60 per dollar 0531 GMT, compared with... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/17)

The police (CID) report that alleges Gotabhaya maintained ‘death squads’ is only quoting Sarath Fonseka. It is not a conclusion drawn from a police investigation. It is hearsay! It is common practice hearsay is not evidence.
Dilrook Kannangara
The police (CID) report that alleges Gotabhaya maintained ‘death squads’ is only quoting Sarath Fonseka. It is not a conclusion drawn from a police investigation. It is hearsay! It is common practice hearsay is not evidence. Sarath Fonseka has been saying this for the past seven years for political reasons. Since he is now a minister of the government and Gotabhaya is out of power, Fonseka’s statements carry weight in extremely politicized police and investigation panels in Sri Lanka. Fonseka was imprisoned by former president Rajapaksa in 2010. Now Gotabhaya is at the receiving end. A former... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/17)

UN General Assembly & UN Security Council Members – UNHRC head is violating the UN Charter and abusing his office against Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge
A grave miscarriage of justice is taking place in front of the UN General Assembly members and UN Security Council. The UNHRC and the OHCHR head is violating the UN Charter and abusing the office in an unsubstantiated and malicious witch hunt against Sri Lanka. We give below examples of these violations and injustices. The UNHRC head is in violation Article 2.7 of the UN Charter demanding Sri Lanka to change its constitution and denigrating our judges and judicial system. Article 2(7): Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/17)

The history of UNP’s deceptions, betrayals and oppressions Part I of Part V
By : A.A.M.NIZAM - MATARA
The United National Party, the party of the Anglophile and Western slavish elites have come to power in many elections only through blatant lies, misleading the people and giving false promises. As far as I remember this type of deceiving the people started in July 1960 election when we were school kids at that time.  Infuriated by the defeat of the March 1960 government in its Throne Speech by the negative vote cast by the Federal Party the UNP launched an aggressive election campaign for the July 1960 election led by Mr. Dudley Senanayake... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/17)

Government’s five unpatriotic documents
By Magamputhra Courtesy ceylon Today
"Although the government tried to cover up things, now everything is being revealed gradually." The doings of the government are coming to light, so much so that the above can be said. Although certain media are trying to hide this information, Mahinda did not allow them to be concealed and released that information to some media during the immediate past in a criticizing manner which put the government in a spot. Mahinda mentioned five unpatriotic documents of the government and slashed them, not without a reason. Accordingly the two main promises given to the people... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/17)

A Blueprint for Disintegration
 By Ananda Ariyarathne Courtesy Ceylon Today
"Normally a Constitution has the answers to any kind of complications; as it would either directly specify or indirectly facilitate the conditions that would provide the solutions. If a Constitution is made to provide the answers to complications that have been created for the objectives, pretending to be truly representative of the realities, the very purpose of a Constitution shall be lost and instead shall become the bases for new complications which would keep the beneficiaries burdened with, at the end." It is only now the true indications... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/17)

Gotabaya responds to AFP’s “death squad” article
By Yusuf Ariff  Courtesy Adaderana
Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has issued a letter via his attorney to the Agence France-Presse (AFP) an international news agency headquartered in Paris, complaining over the “false and distorted” publication carried out under the heading ‘Ex-leader’s Brother Led Death Squad in Sri Lanka’. He states that the news item authored by AFP’s local correspondent Amal Jayasinghe had stated that a police report had implicated that Rajapaksa had led a unit that was accused of assassinating the former editor of Sunday Leader newspaper, Lasantha Wickramatunga, during his tenure as Defence Secretary. Attorney-at-Law Sanath... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/17)

Syria's Assad & US Reporter battle over Human Rights Violations/War Crimes (English Subs)
In a recent interview held in Damascus, a US news reporter grilled Syria's President Bashar al-Assad with a barrage of questions surrounding allegations of human rights abuses and war crimes against the Syrian government, in a tense interview that at times saw Assad seemingly catch the Yahoo News reporter off guard with his sharp responses. https://youtu.be/BODuOLs0YkA... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 24/03/17)

Is UNHRC another LTTE terrorist-front?
Shenali D Waduge
When organizations and individuals banned as LTTE fronts in particular those that openly provided material support to the LTTE over the years and have unabashedly commenced websites seeking donations and support to create the very Eelam that the LTTE was fighting for, are regular visitors to the UNHRC and are instrumental in pushing for war crimes tribunals against the Sri Lankan Armed Forces, the UNHRC needs to seriously re-assess itself. What UNHRC cannot ignore Questioning silence of UN/UNHRC and international community for 30 years in dealing with LTTE terrorism since 1980s inspite of LTTE being banned... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/17)

ෆීල්ඩ් මාෂල් සරත් ෆොන්සේකා සහ සංග්‍රාමික විඩාව
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
යුද හමුදාපතිවරයා වශයෙන් ජෙනරාල් සරත් ෆොන්සේකාගේ (වර්තමානයේ  ෆීල්ඩ් මාෂල්) යුදමය නායකත්වයද ප්‍රභාකරන් යුදමය වශයෙන් පරාජය කිරීම සඳහා අනවතරයෙන් බලපාන ලදී. ඊලාම් යුද්දය ජය ගැනීමට ඔහු දුන් දායකත්වය අති විශාලය. ජෙනරාල් සරත් ෆොන්සේකා සම කළ හැක්කේ ජෙනරාල් ජෝජ් පැටන් වැනි කඪෝර නමුත් යුද්දයේ දක්ෂ සේනා හසුරුවීමෙහි සමර්ථ සෙන්පතියෙකුට ය. ඔහු උතුරේ යුද මෙහෙයුම් මනාව දැන සිටියේය. කනිෂ්ට නිලධාරින්ට මෙහෙයුම් වලදී ඔහුට බොරු කිරීමට නොහැකි විය. ඔහු ප්‍රභාකරන්ගේ මර්මස්ථාන බිඳ දමන ක්‍රමය දැන සිටියේය. ඔහුගේ යුද උපක්‍රම ප්‍රභාකරන්ට විනාශය ගෙන ආවේය. සරත් ෆොන්සේකා දක්‍ෂ සොල්දාදුවෙකි. යුද බිමේ අත්දැකීම් නිසා ඔහු තුල සංග්‍රාමික විඩාව ඇතැම් විට නිරීක්‍ෂණය කල හැකිය​.  සමහර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/17)

විදෙස් විනිසුරුවන්ට කල් දීම
නලින් ද සිල්වා
ලංකාව සම්බන්ධ 2016 ජෙනීවා යෝජනාව ගෙන එනු ලැබුයේ ලංකාව ද විසිනි. ඒ් යෝජනාවට ලංකාව අනුග්‍රහය දැක්වූයේ යැයි කීම ලංකාවේ වගකීම අඩු තක්සේරු කිරීමක්. ලංකාව ඒ යෝජනාව අනෙක් රටවල් පහළොවක් සමග එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව අයිතිවාසිකම් මණ්ඩලයට ඉදිරිපත් කළා. යෝජනාව පිළිබඳ වගකීම ලංකාවට ද පැවරෙනවා. ඒ යෝජනාව ලංකාවට විරුද්ධව ගෙන එන ලද්දක්. මෙරට ඊනියා මානව අයිතිවාසිකම්  ගැන එහි සඳහන් වෙනවා. තමන්ට විරුද්ධව යෝජනාවක් ඉදිරිපත් කළ රටක් හැටියට ලංකාව ඉතිහාසගත වේවි. හොඳම මුදල් ඇමති බිහි කළ රටකට ඕවත් වැඩ ද? හෙට ජෙනීවාහි දී සම්මත කිරීමට යන්නේ 2016 යෝජනාවේ සඳහන් කරුණු ඉටු කිරීමට ලංකාණ්ඩුවට අවුරුදු දෙකක් කල් දීමට කෙරෙන යෝජනාවක්.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/17)

ETCA සහ ආර්තික ඝාතක භූමිකාව පිළිබඳව මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව
මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව
අද (23) දින කොළඹ ජාතික පුස්තකාල ශ්‍රවණාගරයේදී තොරතුරු තාක්ෂණ වෘත්තීයවේදීන්ගේ සංසදය (SITP) විසින් මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් කැදවා තිබිනි. එහිදී එට්කා ගිවිසුම පිටුපස ඇති ආර්ථික ඝාතක භූමිකාව, ලෝකයේ වෙළද ගිවිසුම් පිළිබදව ඇති අත්දැකීම් සහ මහජන අදහස් ලබා ගනිමින් වෙළදාම පිළිබද ජාතික ප්‍රතිපත්තියක් සකස් කරන්නට පිහිටවූ මහජන කොමිසම පිළිබඳව අදහස් දැක්වුනි. ලේකම්, ලසන්ත වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා.. අපි දැක්කා ඊයේ ජාතික සම්පතක් වන හම්බන්තොට වරාය විකුණා දමන්න කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය තුළ සාකච්ඡා වෙලා තියෙනවා. අපි දැක්කා මීට කළින් මහබැංකු අධිපති ආචාර්ය ඉන්ද්‍රජිත් කුමාරස්වාමි මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කරලා තිබ්බා විශේෂයෙන්ම පසුගිය වසර දෙක තුළ ලංකාවේ විදෙස් සංචිත අඩුවීම නිසා මේ ජාතික සම්පත් විකුණන්න වෙන බව.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/03/17)

Terror in London
Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM, Spokepserson, United Sri Lanka Assn, Wellington NZ
Our hearts go out to the victims of the terrorist attack at Parliament Square in London today. However, I cannot but recall how on this same Square in June 2009, I witnessed a vociferous group of supporters of Prabakaran, the leader of the brutal Tamil Tigers who had terrorized Sri Lanka for three decades, who had been deposed a few weeks earlier, chanting loudly " Who is our leader … Prabakaran, , What do we want …Tamil Elam". When I questioned a nearby Policeman why this was being... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/03/17)

BLACK LION OF AMPARE SARATH WEERASEKERA - BORALUGODA MAHA KALU SINAHAYA REBORN!
BY  M D P DISSANAYAKE
I was in the process of writing about Mr Sarath Weerasekera.  I thank Dr Sudath Gunasekera  for doing it.  I have previously written about SW in my article of " POLITICAL STRATEGY OF JOINT OPPOSITION IN DISARRAY- MR WITH SLPP, GR WITH “WIYATH MAGA”, SARATH WEERASEKERA IN “ATHARA-MAGA”.Posted on November 21st, 2016" in Lankaweb. In responding to Dr Gunasekera's article, there are few suggesting to bring about a split between Prez. Mahinda Rajapakse and Sarath Weerasekera.  They are none other than agents of Ranil, Maithree, Chandrika and they should find a large dust bin... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/03/17)

Desist from Co-Sponsoring the UN Resolution Drafted by the Human Rights Council in March 2017
Dr Dasarath Jayasuriya PRESIDENT The Society for Peace Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka (SPUR),
Recalling the Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 adopted on 1 October 2015 promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka; Noting with concern: The recently revealed agreement entered into by the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL), USA, and the TNA on foreign judges, defence lawyers and authorised prosecutors and investigators in the 2015 March-September period; and The co-sponsoring of the sighted resolution by Sri Lanka in 2015. Recognising the confusing and conflicting statements recently made by Hon Mangala Samaraweera, the Foreign Minister... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/03/17)

UNHRC Resolution: Confusion over who committed to foreign judges
By Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Ahead of the vote on yet another resolution on Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) tomorrow, an intense debate has taken place on the move for the inclusion of foreign judges in a judicial mechanism to hear accountability and human rights issues during the war time. The new resolution, to be put to vote tomorrow , is just a rollover seeking to extend the timeline given for the government of Sri Lanka to deliver on its commitments in the previous resolution adopted on October 1, 2015 with Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/03/17)

In Memory of the Fallen Ranaviruos at Mullaitivu, July 16-26, 1996
By Ananda-USA
As we watch the war-heroes of the Sri Lankan Nation being crucified at the UNHRC in Geneva, not only by the Tamil Eelamists who waged a brutal take-no-prisoners war in Sri Lanka and now posing as wailing victims, but also by our own government officials aiding and abetting those racist separatists, let us take a moment to reflect on the price our war-heroes paid in flesh and blood to preserve our Motherland in the Battle of Mullaitivu in 1996. In 1996, the Government of Sri Lanka led by the then President Chandrika Bandaranayake Kumaratunga, and the Armed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/03/17)

Selection criteria for prospective MPs
Somapala Gunadheera
March 22, 2017, 9:39 pm I wish to draw the attention of all public-spirited citizens to the following extract in The Island editorial of March 13, under the topic, Speaker’s plight, "The most effective way of addressing the problem of the deterioration of political institutions is to end the deplorable practice of nominating unsavoury elements to contest elections, which they win by spending a fraction of their black money to bribe voters. The blame for this sorry state of affairs should be apportioned to all political leaders. "Let the political party leaders be urged to clean up... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/03/17)

Govt stalling war crimes issue to use as trump card against MR යුධ අපරාධ චෝදනා කල්දමනවා - Gammanpila
  https://youtu.be/BpYOQjTBN7s... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 23/03/17)

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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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