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Why President  Mahinda Rajapakse should be re-elected for the third time ?
By Charles.S.Perera
When Sri Lanka was still a British Colony we were told that we should be like the English men.  They said the  white men were punctual, authoritative, honest, fair, just and reasonable.  It is only meeting them in their own natural surroundings we learnt that all that we were told about them was rubbish. We see them today- the politicians of the West , vindictive, dishonest, manipulative, egoist, unjust , unfair and least concerned about others, working for their own benefit retaining their grip over the underprivileged natives Someone said that the Judges of the EU  would... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/10/14)

What is Tamil National Alliance main constituent party ITAK trying to hide?
Shenali D Waduge
We do not want to hear that ITAK confirms it stands for a federal solution within a united Sri Lanka. We do not want to hear that ITAK only wishes self-rule in a unitary Sri Lanka. We simply want to know from ITAK whether ITAK Constitution of 1949 and the amendment to that Constitution in 2008 is Federal or Confederal and whether ITAKs aims and objectives are Federal or Confederal. Is it not peculiar to find ITAK's representatives and the TNA going all out to make statements but evading from answering whether their constitution is federal... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/10/14)

ARE THE MUSLIMS LOSING THEIR STRENGTH?
ALI SUKHANVER
 Are we trying to disfigure the actual form and shape of the message of Islam; this question really becomes agonizingly painful to me whenever I try to go deep into Allama Iqbal's concept of the Muslim Community; and this question compels me ponder over the other side of the picture. Allama Iqbal was of the opinion that the Muslims living all over the world belong to one community, they obey the same Lord , follow the preaching of the same Prophet (PBUH) and seek guidance from the same Book which is a complete code of life for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/10/14)

CHINA LAYS CLAIM TO LEADERSHIP OF THE BUDDHIST WORLD
Kalinga Seneviratne in Baoji, China
With an impressive display of Chinese Buddhist culture and hospitality, China laid claims to giving leadership to the Buddhist world, by hosting over 600 international delegates for the 27th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) at this historic city in north western China from 16th-18th October. The conference theme of “Buddhism and Public-Benefit Charity” laid the path of Buddhist collaboration, especially in mobilizing financial and spiritual resources to advance the development of Buddhist communities across the world in a compassionate... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/10/14)

Rajapaksa Boosts Salaries, Pensions targets tax evaders
Special Budget News
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is banking on South Asia's fastest economic growth to boost spending on pre-election handouts without halting a record improvement in public finances.He unveiled plans to narrow the budget deficit to an almost 40-year low of 4.6 percent of gross domestic product amid an expansion rate of about 8 percent. Rajapaksa set the minimum wage for state workers at 15,000 rupees ($115) a month, while raising a cost of living allowance to 10,000 rupees, and pledged to eradicate salary anomalies among railway employees. He offered a guaranteed price of 60 rupees a liter... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/14)

Technology, Research and Atomic Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says Lanka Coal has not followed tender procedure since 2012
By Maheesha Mudugamuwa Courtesy Island
October 24, 2014, 8:33 pm Technology, Research and Atomic Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka yesterday maintained that since 2012 the Lanka Coal Company (LCC) which was the sole importer of coal to Sri Lanka had been doing so without adhering to proper tender procedure. Minister Ranawaka was responding to the Power and Energy Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi at a press conference held at his Ministry premises yesterday. It was reported that the Minister Wanniarachchi as having said that the CID had commenced investigations into a recently imported consignment of coal for the Norochcholai Power Plant.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/14)

බලශක්ති ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ වංචාකරයන්ට තරාතිරමනොබලා දඬුවම් දිය යුතුයි
එවකට විදුලිබල ඇමති වූ පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක අමාත්‍යවරයා
සිදු කරනු ලබන ඕනෑම ස්වාධීන පරීක්ෂණයකට උපරිම සහය ලබාදීමට ඇමති චම්පික සූදානම් •    පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී හර්ෂද සිල්වාට සහ ඇමති පවිත්‍රා වන්නිආරච්චිට ඇමති චම්පිකගෙන් පැසසුම් •    වංචා සහ දූෂණ සොයාබැලීමට අනිවාර්යෙන්ම ව්‍යවස්ථාපිත ආයතනයක් පිහිටුවිය යුතුයි. පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී හර්ෂද සිල්වා ඇසූ ප්‍රශ්නයකට, ඊයේ(23) පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී පිළිතුරු සැපයූ ඇමතිනී පවිත්‍රා වන්නිආරච්චි ප්‍රකාශ කර සිටියේ 2012 වර්ෂයේ නොරොච්චෝලේ බලාගාරයට ගල් අඟුරු ආනයනය කිරීමේදී රුපියල් මිලියන 1507 ක වංචාවක් සිදුවී ඇති බවයි. එවකට විදුලිබල ඇමති වූ පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක අමාත්‍යවරයා අදාළ සිදුවීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් තමන් ගත් තීන්දු සහ ඊට අදාළ ලිපි ලේඛන හා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/14)

National Council for an Immaculate Tomorrow පිවිතුරු හෙටක් උදෙසා ජාතික සභාව
Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution  proposed by the National Council for an Immaculate Tomorrow පිවිතුරු හෙටක් උදෙසා ජාතික සභාව
An Act to Amend the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka BE it enacted by the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as follows:  Short title    Amendment of Article 30 of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka This Act may be cited as the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution-... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/14)

How far is the Sri Lankan Education authorities contributing to the decline of Education in Sri Lanka?
Shenali D Waduge
From the day a child is born parents rich or poor think of how to bring up their bundle of joy and how to educate him/her. Time, effort and lots of money is spent to educate one’s children at every level upto higher education. Children are thus expected to study and take their potential to greater heights. Education authorities on their part are expected to ensure that the education of the country at every level takes place in a seamless, uncorrupt and strategic way in order to mould the future assets of Sri Lanka. None of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/14)

Terror attacks in Canada
Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM
Dear Editor, The terror attacks in Canada Parliament & War Memorial  come as no surprise to watchers of Canada's soft touch to terrorism, especially when they are not the victims. Canadian prime minister Harper has been a most vociferous orchestrator of Tamil Tiger Terrorist initiated unsubstantiated criticism of Sri Lanka ,who were their victims for three decades. Canada has also provided safe haven to the largest Tiger Diaspora in the world. This is a message to other potential terrorists that Canada has a soft touch to terrorism that could be exploited . What goes around,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/14)

Fats and oils are necessary in the diets but in moderation.
Dr Hector Perera         London
While Fats and Oils are not a ‘food group,’ the Food Guide provides guidance on them because of their impact on health. The type and amount of fat in our diet is important to consider. While some fats are ‘essential’ to our diet, too much of any fat is not healthy. Fat is naturally present in many foods. Typically, animal products are sources of mainly saturated fats, while plant foods and oils typically supply most of the unsaturated fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats) in our diet. Diets that are high in saturated fat (mainly from... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/14)

Annual Sri Lankan Students Alliance SLSA Battle of the Alliances 6 A Side Cricket Tourney and After Party on August 30th 2014
Toronto SLSA
Toronto SLSA would like to take this opportunity to thank all participating teams and friends at the annual 2014 Sri Lankan Students Alliance Battle Of The Alliances and everyone who came out to our TSLSA cricket after party at Cafe La Roche lounge on Saturday, August 30th 2014. This would not have been possible without the support from Jr. & Sr. TSLSA boards, our loyal members of York/Ryerson/Mac/UofT/Windsor/Western/Seneca/SLOYA/Thunderbay/Carlton/Waterloo SLSAs and their respective heads, as well as our first community team Brampton Sura Pappaz to enter the tournament this year. We would specially thank and recognize our events... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/14)

The day that Canada faced terrorism
Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada
24 October 2014 The Editor EMBASSY, Ottawa Dear Editor: I hate to tell you this that it was a matter of time that Canadians would come face to face with terrorism, and we did  on 22 October 2014.  We were never immune to terrorism while cynically slapping other countries, like Sri Lanka, for fighting terrorism, and wanting to bring those who fought to give the right-to-life to 22 million of its peoples by eliminating  the most ruthless terrorists in the world, the Tamil Tigers, in front of an International Criminal... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/14)

CANADA FACES A TERRORIST THREAT
 Ranjith Soysa
Dear Prime Minister Stephen Harper Canada came face to face with a terror attack yesterday and you have begun to tighten the laws relating to the National security. You have paid tributes to the Sergent -at Arms who got rid of the man wielding the gun. I fully endorse the steps taken by you and your intention to join with others to  fight the terror group ISIS. BUT, when I recollect how sarcastic and crude  you were when reacting to the defeat of of the LTTE -Tamil Tigers- by the Sri Lankan defense services , I think you... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/14)

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 - 25/10/14)

Rajapaksa 'politically vulnerable' ahead of early Sri Lanka polls
Courtesy DEUTSCHE WELLE
Nearly two years ahead of schedule, Sri Lanka will go to the polls in January, with Mahinda Rajapaksa set to run for a third term; a move likely triggered by the President's fading popularity, says analyst Alan Keenan. "There will be presidential elections in January," Cabinet spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said on October 20, failing to name an exact date. The move is seen as an attempt by President Rajapaksa to seek a fresh six-year mandate amid signs of fading popularity. Rajapaksa, who first came to power in 2005, scrapped the two-term limit on the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/14)

Clash of cultures continues with EU sponsorship
Nalin de Silva
If there are people who think that the Tamil problem is an internal problem caused by the intolerance or whatever of the chauvinist Sinhala Buddhists of the country then they must be suffering from Sinhalaphobia with a hatred towards the Sinhala Buddhists. When some Muslims claim that the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) is after the minorities and when the anti Sinhala Buddhists are of the opinion that in Sri Lanka the religious and ethnic minorities are not safe they are only expressing their anti Sinhala Buddhist prejudices planted in them by the English and other Western... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/10/14)

Why was Ranil invited to GTF, TGTE Forum?
 Chaminda Perera Courtesy The Daily News
Construction, Engineering Services Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa yesterday questioned the motive behind the invitation extended to Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to take part in the forum organized by the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) and the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) in Malaysia this week. He said that the GTF and TGTE have organized a mega forum in Malaysia this week with the objective of electing a President and Defence Secretary to this imaginary utopian state. The minister added that these forces are in operation to defeat President Mahinda Rajapaksa... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/10/14)

Saving Talaivar Prabhākaran, 2009: Fr. Gaspar Raj’s Revelations in 2010
MICHAEL ROBERTS. Courtesy Thuppahi's Blog
 The title for this item is inspired by that riveting film from 1998 entitled Saving Private Ryan with Tom Hanks in the lead role.  KEY QUOTATION: “It is said that the LTTE was agreeable to USA’s direct involvement, but they were not agreeable to locking the weapons. The USA had also started preparing for the Mullivaikal operation. Accordingly, PACOM’s Naval unit, Marine Expediency Brigade, will land at the Mullaithivu shores; and the Navy and the Air Force of PACOM will also join in this operation” … being just one stick of dynamite in “Mullivaikal Last... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/10/14)

Saving Talaivar Prabhākaran, 2009: Fr. Gaspar Raj’s Revelations in 2010
Michael Roberts
KEY QUOTATION: “It is said that the LTTE was agreeable to USA’s direct involvement, but they were not agreeable to locking the weapons. The USA had also started preparing for the Mullivaikal operation. Accordingly, PACOM’s Naval unit, Marine Expediency Brigade, will land at the Mullaithivu shores; and the Navy and the Air Force of PACOM will also join in this operation” … being just one stick of dynamite in “Mullivaikal Last Stages: Facts Unknown to the Tamil-Speaking World,” by Fr. Gaspar Raj, an essay in Tamil translated by one “ M N” for Nakeeran and then presented to... -Full Story-
(thuppahi.wordpress.com - 24/10/14)

Saving Talaivar Prabhākaran, 2009: Fr. Gaspar Raj’s Revelations in 2010
MICHAEL ROBERTS  Courtesy thuppahi's Blog
 The title for this item is inspired by that riveting film from 1998 entitled Saving Private Ryan with Tom Hanks in the lead role.  KEY QUOTATION: “It is said that the LTTE was agreeable to USA’s direct involvement, but they were not agreeable to locking the weapons. The USA had also started preparing for the Mullivaikal operation. Accordingly, PACOM’s Naval unit, Marine Expediency Brigade, will land at the Mullaithivu shores; and the Navy and the Air Force of PACOM will also join in this operation” … being just one stick of dynamite in “Mullivaikal... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/10/14)

ජනවර්‍ගයක් ඝාතනය කිරීම ජනවර්‍ගයක් ඝාතනයක් කිරීමක් නොවන්නේ කෙසේද? When is genocide not genocide?
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
ටී එන් ඒ කාරයින් ජෙනොසයිඩ් යන වචනය අල්ලාගෙන කරණ විකාරය ගැන ශෙනාලි වඩුගේ පෙන්වා දෙන කරුණු කියවූ පසු මා විසින් 2009 මැයි 18 දා අයිලන්ඩ් පත්තරයට ලියූ ලිපියක් (වෙන් ඊස් ජෙනොසයිඩ් නොට් ජෙනොසයිඩ්) සිංහලට පෙරලීමට මට සිතුණි.  මේ ජෙනොසයිඩ් බම්බුව හරියට එළු පැටියා කරේ තියා ගෙන යන මිනිහාට, "මොකද රාල තමුසෙ ඔය කොටළුවෙක්ව කරේ තියාගෙන යන්නේ" කියා හතර තැනක රැඳී සිට හතර පාරක් ඇසූ හොරු හතර දෙනාගේ ප්ලෑන වගේය. නිතර නිතර කියන විට බොරුවක් වුනත් ඇත්ත වේ. නොබෙල් තෑග්ග දිනූ අය පවා මේ ටැමිල් ජෙනොසයිඩ් බොරුව ගිලගෙන ඇත. ටී එන් ඒ බොරුකාරයින්ගේ සිංහල ආක්‍රමණ (කොලොනයිශේෂන්) කතාවට විශ්‍රාමලත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/10/14)

Life Abroad – Part 101 FAITHFUL EMPLOYEES AND DIPLOMATIC BUNGLING
Dr. Tilak Fernando 
Until the early 19th century, European countries adopted their own system of diplomatic ranks where comparative positions or titles were subjected to considerable dispute due to the insistence of major nations seeking superiority over minor nations. In an attempt to resolve the problem, the Congress of Vienna of 1815 formally established to adopt an international system of diplomatic ranks. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary became the head of a Mission. Among the Commonwealth, Head of the Mission was known as the High Commissioner, who represented the government.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/10/14)

Can Tamil National Alliance claim Genocide and Colonization
Shenali D Waduge
At some point in time throughout the past decade or so members of the Tamil National Alliance have been very liberal in the use of two words – Genocide and Colonization. The liberal use of the two words has naturally been picked up by media, human rights advocates and others resulting in a diatribe of allegations and hyped propaganda with none bothering to verify and validate before using the terms. Usage of the two have contributed to strong clauses in the resolutions lobbied against Sri Lanka at the UN and thankfully a commoner has come forward... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/14)

Sri Lankan begins process to ensure EU maintains ban on rebels
by KG/XINHUA
The Sri Lankan government said Wednesday that it has already commenced the process of providing information to the relevant parties in relation to a court order in the European Union against sanctions imposed on Tamil Tiger rebels. The Ministry of External Affairs said it was surprised at some of the recent statements on the outcome of the case filed by the rebels in 2011 at the General Court of the European Union in which the Council of the European Union was the defendant supported by the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the European Commission as... -Full Story-
(neurope.eu - 23/10/14)

මම ලැජ්ජාවට පත් වූ දිනයක්
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
ලා ස් වෙගස් ජාත්‍යන්තර ගුවන් තොටුපලේ  වැඩකරන  විවිධ ජාතීන් කීප දෙනෙක් මම මිතුරන් වශයෙන් ඇසුරු කලෙමි. අපි මිතුරු වූ මුල්ම කාලයේදී  සිදුවූ එක වැදගත් සාකච්චාවක්  මෙහි ලියා  පල කිරීම සුදුසු යය් ද කාලෝචිත යය ද   සිතමි. මින් එක අයෙක් වන ප්‍රංශ ජාතික ' රෙනේ ' ඔහුමට හදුන්වා දුන්නේ මෙසේය  මම  රෙනේ    ප්‍රංශ ජාතිකයෙක් උපන් රට ප්‍රංශය..  --- ජර්මන් ජාතික  ඇඩොල්ෆ් ''''මගේ නම ඇඩොල්ෆ්  මම ජර්මන් මගේ රට ජර්මනිය. අනෙක් පුද්ගලයා  අමරික  න් ජාතිකයෙකි  . ඔහු මෙසේ  තමන් හඳුන්වා දුන්නේය. මගේ නම  බොබ්. මම  ඇමෙරිකන් එහෙත් අපි එංගලන්තෙන් ආපුඅ  ය. එංගලන්තේ  ඉංග්‍රීසි කාරයෙක් මම  දැන් ඇමෙරිකන් කිව්වට. එංගලන්තේ ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/14)

බැසිල්  රාජිතට කියූ රහස
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
නොබෝදා රාජිතගේ උත්සවයකදී බැසිල්   රාජිතව   අන් අයගෙන් වෙන්කරවාගෙන පැත්තකට කරගෙන්  මෙහෙම කිව්වා බව වාර්තාවී ඇත. ;;;;;'''' අපි මෙතෙක් ගියේ ජාතිකවාදීන් එක්ක  එකතුවෙලා  . දැන්  අපි හිතුවා  අපේම චින්තනයක් එක්ක  සමාජවාදයට නැඹුරුව අලුත් ගමනක් යන්න. ඒ හින්ද ඔයා  පැත්තකට වෙලා ඉන්නේ නැතුව බැහැල වැඩ කරන්න.'''''''''''       මේ රහස එලි කලේ රාජිත මය.    මින් අදහස්  කරන්නේ  වාසු ලා ඇතුළු මාක්ස් වාදීන් කියන ලෙස  මහින්දලා 13 a   ආදී  වරප්‍රසාද දෙමල අ  යට  දීම ට අදහස් කර ඇති බවද  හෙළ උරුමය රැකීම ඉවත් කර ඇති බවද  ජාතික වාදය ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කර ඇති බවද  පූර්ණ බලයක් තිබියදීත්  13a  සහ පළාත් සභා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/14)

Revoking Doctrine of Discovery – Church confiscation of indigenous lands and providing restorative justice for victims by siphoning Third World debt
Shenali D Waduge
 Who is to be accountable for over 100million deaths and the confiscation of lands and territories, the elimination of entire tribes, the dehumanizing of values, cultures and the replacement of indigenous legal systems that prevailed? It is undoubtedly the Church whose edicts sanctioned Christian monarchs and explorers to ‘invade, capture, vanquish and subdue’ all non-Christians and reduce them to ‘perpetual slavery’ and ‘take away all their possessions and property’. This capture of already inhabited lands and territory and taking possession of them simply because they were non-Christian happened 500 years ago but still continues with these... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/14)

Teenagers from the West Fighting side by side with the ISIS
VAJEERA WARNAKULASURIYA, Melbourne
To the Attention of Attorney General, Mr.George Brandis (MP) Dear Sir,  Today the World is gradually becoming a very dangerous place to live as people have given different interpretations to the most abused words such as “freedom” “democracy” and “tolerance” to fulfill the selfish agenda of some.  With civilization from time to time different religions appeared in the World to introduce good virtues & morals with the hope that people may respect each other and live in harmony. However these very religions or faiths which were to make people live in harmony gradually started... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/10/14)

Right into enemy hands? ISIS shows off new weapons allegedly airdropped by US (VIDEO)
RT
Islamic State has published a new video in which a jihadist shows off brand-new American hardware, which was purportedly intended for the Kurds they are fighting in the Syrian border town of Kobani. The undated video, posted by the unofficial IS mouthpiece “a3maq news”, sees a jihadist showing several boxes of munitions with English-language markings, with a parachute spread out on the ground beside.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 23/10/14)

Obama admin withholding 2,100 US military torture photos
Courtesy  RT
Iraqi detainees stand behind razor wire at Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad May 17, 2004. (Reuters) Afghanistan, Bush, Iraq, Obama, Robert Bridge, Scandal, Terrorism, USA, War The Obama administration has blocked the public release of disturbing torture photos out of concern they would endanger US troops. Now, a federal judge is giving the government until December to justify its actions. The US government has been blocking the release of US military torture photos from Iraq and Afghanistan out of concern they could endanger US troops. Now, a federal judge is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/10/14)

මහින්දගේ තුන් වැනි පාර
 ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
 පුද්ගලයා  හොඳ නම් කාලයෙන් කාලයට ඔහුම පත් කරගන්නට ජනතාවට ඉඩ තිබිය යුතුය,. හොඳ නැත්නම්  නියමිත කාලයෙන් පසු ඉවත් කිරීමට චන්ද දායකයාට  හැකිය  දෙපාරක් පමණක් ඉදිරිපත් වියයුතුයය් කියා නීති හැදුවෙත් මිනිස්සුය , කැ මති වාර ගණනක් ඉදිරිපත් විය හැකියය් කියානීති හැදුවෙත් මිනිස්සුය. ඒ හැදුව  නීතියේ වචන අඩුවක් තිබේනම් එය නිවැරදිකර ගතහැක. ජනතා අවශ්ෂ්‍ය තාව එය නම්  එසේ නිවැරදි කර ගෙන  සම්මත කර ගැනීම වරදක් නොවේ.  දෙපාරක් පමණක් ඉඩදීම සාධාරණ කරගත්තේ නීතියෙනි කැමති තරමක් ඉල්ලීම අසාධාරනනම් දෙපාරත් අසාධාරණය එකපාරෙන්ම ගෙදරයායුතුය. . ඉතාම හොඳ කෙනෙක් ඉක්මනින් ගෙදර යැවීම රටට නම් හොඳ නැත  තවත් එන්න බලා ගෙන ඉන්න... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/10/14)

Media Release: Minister Peiris refutes unfounded allegations against Ministry Secretary
MEDIA RELEASE  Ministry of External Affairs Colombo 
The Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G.L. Peiris has strongly rejected malicious news reports appearing in certain sections of the media recently, imputing impropriety on the part of the Secretary to the Ministry, Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne in the award of a contract for the renovation of the official residence of Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative in Geneva. Issuing a Statement, Minister Peiris has stated that while wrongdoing should not go unpunished, it is important to ensure that officials performing their public duty in good faith are accorded legitimate protection. This is especially so,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/10/14)

When an Afghan graduate visits USA
By NJ Thakuria
Guwahati: For an Afghan graduate from Asian University for Women (AUW), her trip to the United States of America was ‘about getting inspiration and hope’. Last month, Mursal Hamraz, a graduate from the Chittagong based  AUW got the opportunity to visit the foreign land on a speaking tour. Ms Hamraz, who arrived in the US on 25 September 2014, enjoyed a whirlwind two weeks of meeting people there until returning to Afghanistan on 4th October. Reflecting on her trip, which was sponsored by the Abbott Fund, Ms Hamraz wrote, "It is not always about meeting people... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/10/14)

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)

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