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Youth population highly reluctant to get jabs in Colombo
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, Sept 17 (DailyMirror) – People who haven't received their vaccines as yet, are not only putting themselves in danger but the others as well. The younger population aged from 20 to 29 years show great reluctance in receiving the COVID jab in the Colombo City, CMC Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ruwan Wijemuni said. He said that only 20% of the estimated youth population had so far received the vaccine. “There is a 97,000 youth population in the Colombo City limits eligible to be vaccinated. However, only 20%... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/21)

World Bank's “Ease of Doing Business” reports manipulated data
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, September 17 (newsin.asia): The World Bank announced on Thursday that it has “paused” or temporarily discontinued, its “Doing Business Report” (DBR), following publication of internal audits and reviews into the report that revealed serious ethical concerns of data manipulation, shattering trust in the rankings. The DBR had been “paused” after data irregularities were found in the 2018 and 2020 reports. The DBR was used to drive policy and regulatory changes favorable to businesses and corporations. Ranking countries on the “ease of doing business,” orchestrated a race to the bottom pushing governments to dismantle... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/21)

Red list booking surge: Holiday sites see increase in demand for trips to Maldives, Mexico and Sri Lanka with government set to halve number of no-go destinations in travel shake-up
By MARK DUELL FOR MAILONLINE and DAVID CHURCHILL and JASON GROVES FOR THE DAILY MAIL Courtesy MailOnline
Travel experts anticipate 'large increase in bookings this weekend' for foreign trips if changes take placeGovernment is expected to tear up testing rules for the fully vaccinated in time for the half-term holidaysExpedia says Mexico is most popular red list country when comparing this month with September 2020Skyscanner says it has seen a 92% increase in last full week for return searches by travellers from Britain Demand for travel to 'red list' countries such as the Maldives, Mexico and Sri Lanka is surging amid hopes they... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/21)

Thailand Covid: Idle taxis used to grow food for out-of-work drivers
Courtesy BBC
In a car park in the Thai capital Bangkok, green shoots sprout from the roofs of colourful taxis. Thailand's tough Covid-19 restrictions have left the city's hectic streets quiet, putting taxi drivers out of work. As fares dried up, many drivers left the city for their home villages, leaving so-called taxi graveyards behind. Now, one company has decided to use the roofs of the idle vehicles as small vegetable plots, which they hope can help to feed out-of-work drivers and other employees. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/21)

Anagarika Dharmapala - 157th Birth Anniversary ( Date of Birth - September 17, 1864) The Life and Legacy of Anagarika Dharmapala
By Senaka Weeraratna
In the modern history of Sri Lanka no one stands taller than Anagarika Dharmapala. In a country that had witnessed the overthrow of its last king in 1815, seen successive waves of Portuguese, Dutch and British invasions sweeping away much of the traditional Buddhist culture of the country, the unsolicited entry of missionaries of every conceivable denomination from both Europe and USA descending on local children like a cloud of locusts with unconcealed plans to wean them away from their longstanding religious beliefs, and make them ashamed of everything that they stood for and lived... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/21)

ජගත් කුමාර ඉල්ලා අස්වෙයි.. ජනපතිට ලිපිය යවයි.. ගාමිණි ලොකුගේ-සරත් වීරසේකර කුපාඩි වැඩ කරන බව කියයි..
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ජගත් කුමාර මහතා පාදුක්ක ප‍්‍රාදේශීය සංවර්ධන කමිටුවේ සභාපති ධූරයෙන් ඉල්ලා අස්වී තිබේ. ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා වෙත ලිපියක් යවමින් ඔහු සඳහන් කරන්නේ තමන් එම ධුරයට පත් කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ස්තූතිවන්ත වන බවයි. මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් කොළඹ පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී ඔහු කියා සිටියේ ගාමිණී ලොකුගේ සහ සරත් වීරසේකර යන අමාත්‍වරුන් එක්ව සැලසුම් සහගතව තමනට පහර දෙන බවයි. පාදුක්ක පොලිස් ස්ථානාධිපති ධුරයට ඇමති ලොකුගේට හිතවත් අයෙක් පත් කර තමනට කෙණෙහිලිකම් කල බවත් ඔහු චෝදනා කරයි. කුපාඩි වැඩ කරන්න එපා යයි තමන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/21)

Revelation of Ven. Gnanasara Thera - Several parties express views (Video)
Courtesy Hiru News
Several parties expressed their views today (17) regarding the revelation of Ven. Gnanasara Thera and the response of the Archbishop of Colombo. The National Organizer of the 'Sinhale' National Organization Pradeep Sanjeewa presented to the media an audio recording of a conversation that took place between former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and Rev. Father Cyril Gamini https://youtu.be/PpA0KOK3mlg https://youtu.be/yqP6lZZp33Q... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/21)

NEWS‘Ratwatte’s boorish actions unbecoming of a Minister’
By Shamindra Ferdinando  Courtesy The Island
DEW alleges cover-up, warns of dire consequences One-time Prisons Minister Dew Gunasekera yesterday (16) called for an immediate police investigation into SLPP lawmaker Lohan Ratwatte’s recent wild behaviour inside the Anuradhapura prison, where he issued death threats to two LTTEers incarcerated there. Gunasekera pointed out that the minister had forcibly entered the Anuradhapura prison on 12 Sept. around 5.30 pm in the wake of the government turning a blind eye to his earlier drunken raid on Welikada prison on 06 Sept. Gunasekera served as the Prisons Minister after... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/21)

Cabraal on relaxing Sri Lanka’s import restrictions
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka’s central bank chief says that the government does not want to keep the import restrictions which are currently in place for too long and that he would like to see them being eased out after a certain period as the restrictions do have an impact on investor confidence.  During a live interview with "Bloomberg Markets: Asia," the newly re-appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) Mr. Ajith Nivard Cabraal was asked about the capital controls, import restrictions and much longer he believes they need to be in place. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/21)

UK removes Sri Lanka from travel ‘red list’
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka has been removed from the United Kingdom’s “Red List” – which requires hotel quarantine for all arrivals - effective from next Wednesday, according to the Sri Lankan High Commission in London. Sri Lanka has been removed from the UK’s Red List which will take effect from 4.00 a.m. of 22 September 2021, the High Commission said in a tweet.  This has also been confirmed in the UK government’s website for foreign travel advice, which says: “Sri Lanka is on the red list for entering England. From 4am on Wednesday 22... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/21)

Sri Lanka reports another 121 coronavirus deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 121 coronavirus related deaths for September 16, increasing the country’s death toll due to the virus to 11,938. According to the figures released by the Govt. Information Department, the victims reported today includes 62 males and 59 females. One of the deceased is below the age of 30 while twenty-eight are aged between 30-59 years. Ninety-two victims are aged 60 years and above. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/21)

Sri Lanka exceeds 500,000 total COVID-19 cases with 2,078 new coronavirus cases on Friday
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka has registered 2,078 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the total above 500,000 cases since the start of the pandemic. According to the Govt. Information Department, another 800 persons have tested positive for the virus, increasing the daily total to 2,078. This includes 792 new cases associated with the ‘New Year Covid cluster’ and 08 returnees from abroad.  The country’s tally of confirmed cases of Covid-19 has climbed to 500,772 with this.  Total recoveries have risen to 429,776 with over 59,000 infected patients currently under medical... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/21)

IGP instructed to investigate complaint against Lohan Ratwatte
Courtesy Adaderana
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has received a complaint against State Minister Lohan Ratwatte in connection with the incidents at the Welikada and Anuradhapura prisons.  https://youtu.be/icSm6mbilxU Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekara has instructed IGP Chandana Wickramaratne immediately launch an investigation into that complaint.  The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) yesterday said that such acts should be investigated fully and impartially and if proved be visited with penal consequences.  “It is imperative that independent and impartial investigations into these alleged criminal acts are conducted expeditiously,”... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/21)

Quarantine curfew extended until Oct. 01
Courtesy Adaderana
The quarantine curfew currently in effect across the island has been extended until 4.00 a.m. on October 01 (Friday), the President’s Spokesman said.  https://youtu.be/kdITTi6AFtU In a twitter message, he said that the decision was taken during the meeting of the Special Committee on COVID-19 Control chaired by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning (17). This was also confirmed by Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, who tweeted that ‘conditional lockdown’ will continue until October 01.   However, government essential services impacting the economy will be allowed to function, the minister... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/21)

No need to panic over ‘fake email’ received by airport authorities – Defence Secretary
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka’s Secretary of Defence says there is NO need for the public to panic over the ‘fake email’ received by country’s airport authorities regarding a security threat. “Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne Referring to the standard security measures adopted at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport, affirmed that there is no requirement for general public to panic due to the information disseminating over a fake email of hostile nature received by the airport authorities.”  “Country’s defence and law enforcing agencies are continuing their duties in the same vein without letting anyone... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/21)

‘HATRED CEASES NOT BY HATRED BUT BY LOVE,’-STORY OF SRI JAYEWARDENEPURA GENERAL HOSPITAL
By Rohan Abeygunawardena
Incidentally, our memory flows exactly Seventy [70] years back to the  ' San Francisco Peace Treaty Conference ' in September 1951. D.S. Senanayake, the first Prime Minister of Ceylon (as Sri Lanka was then known) selected his young and able Finance Minister J. R. Jayewardene to lead the delegation from Ceylon to the conference. The latter made his historical speech on 6th September 1951, 11 days before his 45th birthday (he was born on 17th September 1906 and his 115th birth anniversary falls this month). This great... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

Sumanthiran and his Surrogate Mother at the UNHRC
Asoka (Weerasinghe) Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G . Canada
16 September 2021 OPEN LETTER to M.A. Sumanthiran MPParliament of Sri Lanka(Sumanthiran_m

Parliament .lk) Dear Mr. Sumanthiran: This is my third OPEN letter to you.  I wanted to know more about you other than just a Tamil MP who has adopted a surrogate Mother in  Madam Michelle Bachelet , the UN Human Rights Commissioner, to whom he goes running saying..".Mommy..Mommy... Sri Lanka is not being nice to me..She is discriminating  and persecuting me and my Tamil people, especially in the North and East of Sri Lanka." And what I gathered was... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

70th Anniversary San Francisco Peace Conference (1951 - 2021)
Senaka Weeraratna
If Japan did not enter the second world war in 1941 the whole of Asia would have have come under Western colonial domination. There was not an iota of thought in any western country in 1939 to give freedom to people in European colonies. The possibility of what happened to the native Americans, Australian Aboriginies, people of Hawaii, Maoris of New Zealand, Kandyan Sinhalese peasantry of Sri Lanka whose lands were grabbed under enclosure policies and converted into coffee and tea plantations by British settlers killing over 10, 000 wild elephants in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

Your Excellency President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, please let this be a turning point!
By Rohana R. Wasala
When I pen these words, average Sri Lankans are still sleeping. I am ahead of them and awake. That is because of the time zone difference between where I live and Sri Lanka, my country of birth. As usual, as the first thing I do in the morning, particularly these days, I glanced at the headlines in The Island epaper, and was depressed to read the banner headline “Ratwatte remains a state minister despite resignation over running amok in prisons”,  with the following underneath it:  “State Minister of Prison Reform and Rehabilitation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

Anagarika Dharmapala: Admirer of ‘Queen Mab’
By Rohana R. Wasala
It may look unfashionable or even indecent to write about Anagarika Dharmapala (1864-1933) in these days of ‘reconciliation’ politics. But that is due to the deliberate distortion of facts by vested interests. So I beg my readers’ indulgence. The Anagarika has been consistently misrepresented by antinationalists as a Sinhala supremacist, a Buddhist fanatic, and a propagator of violent nationalism. But the truth was otherwise; he was none of these. As anthropologist Gananath Obesekera, professor emeritus, Princeton University, mentions in his ‘The Doomed King’ (2017), “Dharmapala was the most passionate defender of Sri Vikrama in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

ගුරුවරු සහා ගුරු හොරු
උදුලා ජයසිංහ
ගුරුවරුන් වශයෙන් අපි හඳුන්වනු ලබන්නේ දෙමවුපියන්ගෙන් පසු ළමයින්ට හා විශේෂයෙන් ළමා මනසට වැටහෙන පරිදි අවවාද අනුශාසනා දෙමින් තමා ලද අධ්‍යාපන සුදුසු කම් අනුව දැනුම,බුද්ධිය වර්ධනය කර දරුවන්ට නිසි මගට යොමුකොට සමාජයේ ගරුබුහුමන් ලබන පිරිසකි. දුසිරිත් වලින් තොර සහජ හැකියාවක් ඇති මානවයා සැකසීම කරන්නන්ද ගුරුවරුන් ලෙස හැඳින්වියහැක. පෙර රජදරුවන් කාලයේ පවා රජ දරුවන්ටද, ඔවුන්ගේ දරුවනටද රාජ්ජ්‍ය තන්ත්‍රය ගැන හා නොයෙකුත් ශිල්ප ශ්‍රාස්ත්‍ර ගුරුවරුන් විසින් උගන්වා ඇති බව පෙනී යයි. ඒ සඳහා වෙනම වෙනම තක්ශිලාවක් නොහොත් පාසැල්ද පවත්වා ඇත. අතීතයේදී අප දේශයේ මුල්ම යුගයේ පිරිවෙන් අධ්‍යාපනයද ළමුන්ට ලබා දී ඇති බව පෙනේ . ඒ ඒ යුගවල තොරතුරු පරිශීලනය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

මහජන සෞඛ්‍ය පරීක්ෂකට පහරදුන් බව කියන පල්ලබැද්දේ නන්දරතන හිමි අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය උපදේශක තනතුරක් නොදරයි
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
කැකිරාව සෞඛ්‍ය වෛද්‍ය  නිලධාරී කාර්යාලයේ පරිපාලන මහජන සෞඛ්‍ය පරීක්ෂකවරයාට පහරදෙමින් කලහකාරී  ලෙස හැසිරුණු බව කියන පල්ලබැද්දේ නන්දරතන හිමි අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය උපදේශක තනතුරක් දරණ බවට පළවන මාධ්‍ය වාර්තා සත්‍යයෙන් තොර වේ. උන්වහන්සේ වර්තමානයේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ    උපදේශක හෝ වෙනත් කිසිදු  තනතුරක්  දරන්නේ නැත. කැකිරාව පොලිසිය අදාළ සිදුවීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් මේ වනවිට පරීක්ෂණ පවත්වයි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

“දැයක් නගන - සියක් නගර” ව්‍යාපෘතිය
තිසර සමල් - අනුරාධපුර
“දැයක් නගන - සියක් නගර” ව්‍යාපෘතිය යටතේ තිරප්පනය අනුරාධපුර තිරප්පනය නගරයේ යෝජිත භූදර්ශන හා රථවාහන නැවතුම හා තිරප්පනය “තුරු සෙවන” විවේක සහ විනෝද කටයුතු උද්‍යානය ඉදි කිරීම් කටයුතු රාජ්‍යය අමාත්‍යය දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් සමාරම්භ කෙරිණි. රට නගන සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම වත්මන් රජයේ ප්‍රථිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශනය අනුව නගර සීයක් සංවර්ධනය කිරීමේ “දැයක් නගන - සියක් නගර” ව්‍යාපෘතිය යටතේ අනුරාධපුර තිරප්පනය නගරයේ යෝජිත භූදර්ශන හා රථවාහන නැවතුම වෙනුවෙන් රුපියල් මිලියන 16.8 ක් හා තිරප්පනය “තුරු සෙවන” විවේක සහ විනෝද කටයුතු උද්‍යානය සඳහා රුපියල් මිලියන 33 ක මුදලක් නාගරික සංවර්ධන, අපද්‍රව්‍ය බැහැරලීම හා ජල පවිත්‍රතා කටයුතු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

අභ්‍යාසලාභීන්/ සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන් ගුරු සේවයේ පුරප්පාඩු සඳහා බඳවා ගැනීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් සාකච්ඡාවක් ලබා ගැනීම.
සංවර්ධන නිලධාරී සේවා සංගමය
ගරු අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍ය, දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මැතිතුමා, අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යාංශය, ඉසුරුපාය, බත්තරමුල්ල. ගරු අමාත්‍යතුමනි, අභ්‍යාසලාභීන්/ සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන් ගුරු සේවයේ පුරප්පාඩු සඳහා බඳවා ගැනීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් සාකච්ඡාවක් ලබා ගැනීම. ජාතික පාසල්, පළාත් පාසල්, අධ්‍යාපන ආයතන ඇතුළු ආයතනයන් වෙත අනුයුක්ත කර ඇති අභ්‍යාසලාභී උපාධිධාරීන්, සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන් ගුරු සේවයේ පවතින පුරප්පාඩු සඳහා අන්තර්ග්‍රහණය කරගැනීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් අප සංගමය පසුගිය මාර්තු 02 වන දින අමාත්‍යාංශ ලේකම්තුමා ඇතුළු නිලධාරීන් සමඟ සාකච්ඡා කරන ලදි. එම සාකච්ඡාවේ දී ඉහත කරුණු පිළිබඳව යම් තීරණ ප්‍රමාණයකට එළඹි අතර නව අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යවරයා වශයෙන් වගකීම් භාරගත් ඔබතුමාට අධ්‍යාපන විෂයට අයත් කාර්යයන් සාර්ථක කරගැනීම වෙනුවෙන් සුභපතන අතර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

NMRA දත්ත මැකූ යහපාලන ප‍්‍රබලයා හෙලිවෙමින්.. ආණ්ඩුවට පිම්මකටත් සැරසී ඉදලා..
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
වසංගත තත්වය හමුවේ ඖෂධ වලට හිමිවන්නේ සුවිශේෂී ස්ථානයකි. මෙරටට ගෙන්වන ඖෂධ සම්බන්ධයෙන් වගකීමෙන් කටයුතු කරන ඖෂධ නියාමන අධිකාරිය ගැන මෑතකාලයේදී දැඩි කතාබහක් ඇතිවුණේ එහි දත්ත මැකීයාම සම්බන්ධ පුවතත් සමගිනි. අති සංවේදී තොරතුරු සමගින් ගනුදෙනු කරන මෙම අධිකාරියේ දත්ත මකා දැමීම පිටුපස සිටින මහමොළකරු දේශපාලනයට සම්බන්ධ බවත් ඔහු විපක්ෂයේ අයෙකු බවත් අනාවරණය වෙමින් පවතියි. මේ බව තවදුරටත් සනාථ වන්නේ පසුගිය යහපාලන ආණ්ඩු සමයේ ගත් තීරණයකට අනුව ජාතික ඖෂධ නියාමන අධිකාරිය 2017 වසරේ දී තොරතුරු ඩිජිටල්කරණයට පියවර ගැනීමේ දී දත්තවල ආරක්ෂාව ගැන ප්‍රමාණවත් සැලකිල්ලක් දක්වා නැති බව මෙන්ම අතිරේක තොරතුරු ගොනුවක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

The magic of ‘Manike Mage Hithe’
Written by Varsha Sriram | Courtesy The Indian Exprewss
A Sri Lankan song that is viral on Instagram has spawned covers in several regional languages in India. A look at what has made the Sinhala song so popular Since its release, this version of ‘Manike Mage Hithe’ has not only become one of the most popular tunes for Instagram Reels in India but has also become a hit on streaming platforms such as Apple Music, Amazon Music and Spotify. From Amitabh Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit and social media influencers to usual Instagrammers, all have hopped on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

New CB Governor assures clear and firm guidance to all economic stakeholders
Courtesy The Island
The Central Bank will soon announce a policy package in the form of a short-term Roadmap to provide clarity with regard to the movement of Sri Lanka’s macro-economic fundamentals, Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said after taking office yesterday. “The Central Bank’s first and urgent priority under my watch, will be to provide clarity with regard to the movement of Sri Lanka’s macro-economic fundamentals in the desired path and thereby ensure stability in the financial sector. Towards that goal, the Central Bank will need to take the required steps that will reflect... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

Colombo light rail MoU signed in South Korea
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
KCI Metro Link Korea Co and the GBK Consortium of more than 15 South Korean companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to undertake a feasibility study for a light rail line running north from Colombo to Bandaranaike International Airport and Negombo, along with an associated mixed use development. The project is being backed by a US$500m loan from Export-Import Bank of Korea to Sri Lanka, with more than US$1bn of further funding expected to be raised from international investors, the Railway Gazette reported. Speaking at the signing ceremony in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

Sri Lankans returning from abroad to be sent home with expedited PCR tests
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lankans returning to the country from abroad will be sent home without delay following expedited PCR tests, the government has decided. The decision has been taken at a meeting held at the Ministry of Health today (September 16). With the new laboratory facilities at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), it is possible to release PCR test results within just hours. Accordingly, it is expected to send arriving Sri Lankans to their homes without a hotel quarantine period, if their test results come out negative.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

Sri Lanka records 118 new COVID-related deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The total number of people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up as 118 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Wednesday (Sep. 15). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 11,817. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims include 61 males and 57 females. As many as 95 deaths were reported among elderly people aged above 60 years. In addition, 23 individuals... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

Daily COVID cases count climbs to 2,271
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 889 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,271. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 498,694. As many as 428,590 recoveries and 11,817 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic. The Epidemiology Unit’s data showed that 58,287 active cases are currently under medical care.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

Importation of organic fertilizer for tea, coconut, rubber permitted
Courtesy Adaderana
Approval has been granted to two state-owned companies to import organic fertilizer for crops including tea, coconut, and rubber, Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage said. Previously, fertilizer was allowed to be imported only for paddy cultivation. The two state-owned companies will be permitted to import organic fertilizer for other crops as well. Meanwhile, steps have been taken to allow the private sector to import fertilizer so that all crops can obtain fertilizer from the market without any shortage by October. For the first time in Sri Lanka, organic... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

Covid: People are vaccinated - so why are there so many cases?
By Philippa Roxby Health reporter Courtesy BBC
More than four out of five UK adults have now had two jabs, but reported daily Covid cases remain high. Meanwhile, it's been confirmed that millions of people will get booster vaccines - while children aged 12-15 will be offered single doses. Why are infections still high when so many are vaccinated?
The vaccines are designed to protect people against becoming seriously ill or dying from Covid-19. They're less effective at stopping people becoming infected by the virus, developing mild symptoms or... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 19C
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The Tamil Separatist Movement was not crushed by the Eelam defeat. They knew it was going to happen and were ready for it. The Movement created two new organizations after the war ended, ‘Transitional government of Tamil Eelam’(TGTE) and the ‘Global TamilForum’ (GTF). TNA is the local representative in these two groups. Transitional government of Tamil Eelam A Transitional government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) was set up May 2010 in the US.  It is a government in exile set up by the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora who wish to establish... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

Regression & Reincarnation
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando
Reincarnation means a 'soul' moving from one and taking birth in another human body after death. Hypnosis uses to identify memories of past life. Buddhists and Hindus have a shared belief over incarnations. In Western countries 'past-life practitioners' use hypnosis, which has become more or less a business.  A session with a hypnotist can last up to forty minutes and it is expensive. Clinical psychiatrists and psychologists widely reject Regression. A 2006 survey found that most of the samples studied by mental health professionals rated ‘Past Lives therapy’... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

Are the Americans and their Acolytes Attempting to Frogmarch Mahinda to Walk the Plank?
By The Sri Lanka Study Circle
23Mar 21 is a red-letter day for Sri Lanka. On this day, the little island nation once again bloodied the nose of America when she defeated its plan to drive home a deep nail of American colonialism into her. America, unleashed its running-dogs at the UNHRC, hoping to establish a second Attorney General’s department in Sri Lanka under the direct control of the UNHRC, thereby setting the stage to fry our heroic soldiers in the American Electric chairs. America was hoping to establish this mechanism by illegally vesting... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

New Study proves UK Channel 4 TV’s ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ documentary is full of lies; UNHRC Commissioner Geneva and 47 Member States must take note
Chanaka Bandarage
Through its 2011 documentary (film/video) titled ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’, UK’s Channel 4 TV misled the UK people and the World asserting that Sri Lanka’s military during the last stages of the war against the LTTE committed gruesome war crimes and crimes against humanity. The writer can state with absolute certainty and responsibility that the Channel 4 film is full of lies. This is his Study. The deceptions are so clever even some Sinhalese who are knowledgeable of the war have murmured to the other “did our Army really commit such... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

ළමා සංවර්ධන මධ්‍යස්ථානවල නේවාසික දරුවන්ට රුපියල් මිලියන 21ක් වටිනා පරිගණක 700ක් සහ අන්තර්ජාල සබඳතා ලබාදෙයි.
තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යංශය, සංවර්ධන සම්බන්ධීකරණ හා අධීක්ෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය, ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණ හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශය.
ළමා සංවර්ධන මධ්‍යස්ථානවල නේවාසික දරුවන්ට රුපියල් මිලියන 21ක් වටිනා පරිගණක 700ක්  සහ අන්තර්ජාල සබඳතා ලබාදෙයි. රාජ්‍ය හා පෞද්ගලික දෙඅංශය ම එක්ව දරුවන්ගේ අනාගතය පිළිබදව විශ්වාසයක් ගොඩනැගීමට අවශ්‍ය පරිසරය නිර්මාණය කළ යුතුයි. - තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා, සංවර්ධන සම්බන්ධීකරණ හා අධීක්ෂණ අමාත්‍ය සහ ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණ හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා - ළමා සංවර්ධන මධ්‍යස්ථානවල නේවාසික දරුවන්ට පරිගණක හා අන්තර්ජාල පහසුකම් ලබාදීමේ සංකේතාත්මක අවස්ථාවට එක්වෙමින් අද (15) දින අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යාංශයේ දී අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

බදුල්ල දිස්ත්‍රික් කොවිඩ් මර්ධන කමිටු රැස්වීම
Media Unit Media Secretary to the Governor of Uva Province
බදුල්ල දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ ජනතාව කොවිඩ් - 19 වෛරසයෙන් ආරක්ෂා කර ගැනීම හා ව්‍යාප්තිය පාලනය සම්බන්ධයෙන් අවශ්‍ය ක්‍රියාමාර්ග ගැනීම සඳහා දිස්ත්‍රික් කොවිඩ් මර්ධන කමිටු රැස්වීම ඌව පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවර ඒ.ජේ.එම්. මුසම්මිල් මැතිතුමාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් දිස්ත්‍රික් ලේකම් කාර්යාලයීය ශ්‍රවණාගාරයේදී පවත්වන ලදී. මෙහිදී දැනට ක්‍රියාත්මක නිරෝධායන ඇඳිරි නීතිය ඉවත් කිරීමෙන් පසු කොවිඩ් වෛරසයෙන් ජනතාව ආරක්ෂා කිරීම පිණිස තීරණ රැසක් ගනු ලැබීය. * දිස්ත්‍රික්කය  තුළ සේවය කරන සියළුම රාජ්‍ය නිලධාරීන්ට කොවිඩ් මර්ධන එන්නතේ මාත්‍රා දෙකම ලබාදීමට මේ වන විට කටයුතු කර ඇති බැවින් ඉදිරියේදී කාර්යාල වෙත සේවයට පැමිණෙන නිලධාරීන් එම එන්නත් ලබාගත් බව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

ඉතාලියේ ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයෝ අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා හමුවෙති
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ඉතාලියේ වෙසෙන ශ්‍රී ලාංකික ජනතාව සහ ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අතර සුහඳ හමුවක් අද (14) දින බොලොඤ්ඤා හි දී පැවැත්විණි. ඉතාලියේ විවිධ නගර නියෝජනය කරමින් පැමිණි ශ්‍රී ලාංකික නියෝජිතයන් පිරිසක් මෙලෙස අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා නවාතැන්ගෙන සිටින බොලොඤ්ඤා හෝටලයේ දී සුහඳ කතාබහකට එක් වූහ. කොවිඩ්-19 වසංගතය තත්ත්වය හමුවේ වුවද ඉතාලියේ සංචාරය කරමින් එරට වෙසෙන ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන් පිරිසකට මෙවැනි හමුවක් සඳහා ඉඩ ලබාදීම ගැන ශ්‍රී ලාංකික නියෝජිත පිරිස පළමුව අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාට සිය ස්තුතිය පුද කළහ. අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා ජනාධිපතිවරයා වශයෙන් සිටි කාලය තුළ ඉතාලිය සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකාව අතර ඇතිකරගත් ද්වි පාර්ශවීය මිතුදම් හේතුවෙන් මේ දක්වා එරට සිටින... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

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    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone-Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
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    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone
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  • 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)

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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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