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Sinhalese are the real Minority  in Sri Lanka: 76million Tamils against 14.8million Sinhalese  
Shenali D Waduge
The international community has made a tremendous blunder in ascertaining the aggrieved party. For too long the Tamils have succeeded to project themselves as the aggrieved minority when in reality there is need to take stock of the entire Tamil populace as against a very miniscule number of Sinhalese who have only Sri Lanka to claim as their own. It is time that the world relooked at who the aggrieved party is considering that the slogans self-determination, homeland invariably apply and become relevant to the Sinhalese while the same slogans are relevant to Tamils and their... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/15)

Sinhale still under White rule. Now governed by Black whites !
Hoisting of Sinhale Flag and Commemoration of Variyapola Sri Sumangala Thero, 200th years Anniversary of Kandyan Kingdom surrender to British empire.
 The Police at the entrance acted very aggressively grabbing National flag from Monks and threw away and threatened the Monks a well as other lay participants who attended the same. Then when the Flag was raised the Police again intervened and created mayhem to which thousands of crowd and foreigners were eye witnessed the cruel behaviour of the Police. Just before brutal assault on Buddhist monk. The Police from lower to high ranks unaware of the history, culture,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/15)

Crowd at Nugegoda is a mini take of 58 lakhs of votes Mahinda Rajapakse obtained. Frailty and fragility in Sirisena's armory stand exposed. SLFP singularly cannot hold a mammoth public meeting though President Sirisena heads the party and holds presidential power. Significantly the selected district for the meeting perennially favored the UNP - location beckons a crowd? Forfeiting party leadership and surrendering to Sirisena was a blessing in disguise for Rajapakse to rid rubbish and transfer trash to Sirisena. Nevertheless is weighted with an over burdened dustbin at home carried through a regime where janitorial facilities... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/15)

NFF files complaint against Rajitha at Bribery Commission -MEGA DEAL මෙන්න.. ඇමති රාජිතට බිලියන දෙකක, නැවු අටක දුෂණ චෝදනා.. පැමිණිල්ල මෙන්න…
March 4, 2015 at 12:01 am | lanka C news
‘යහපාලනය අරඹා ඇත' කියන පණිවිඩය මේ මිනී මෝරාට එරෙහිව නීතිමය ක‍්‍රියාමාර්ග අරගෙන පෙන්වන්න     - ජානිපෙන් යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුවට අභියෝගයක්මෙරට ධීවර ජනතාව සතු රුපියල් බිලියන 02ක් වටිනා මත්ස්‍ය සම්පත ධීවර අමාත්‍ය බලය අයුතු ලෙස යොදා ගෙන දූෂිත ලෙස තමන් සතු කර ගත්තේ යැයි අද(03) ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණ විසින් අල්ලස් හෝ දූෂණ චෝදනා විමර්ශන කොමිසමට, කැබිනට් ප‍්‍රකාශක, රාජිත සේනාරත්නට එරෙහිව පැමිණිල්ලක් ඉදිරිපත් කළේය. එම පැමිණිල්ල ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමෙන් අනතුරුව මාධ්‍ය වෙත අදහස් දැක් වූ ජාතික නිදහස පෙරමුණේ ජාතික සංවිධායක, හිටපු පාර්ලගිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී ජයන්ත සමරවීර මහතා මෙසේ පැවසීය. ‘අද අල්ලස් හෝ දූෂණ චෝදනා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/15)

The unseen hand of Mahinda Rajapaksa
Lankaweb got this mail and thought of sharing with you
Over 6.4 million people gave a mandate for the President, the government and the Cabinet of Ministers. The people can be asked to give a fresh mandate, if somebody has any reservation over the mandate that the existing government has” - Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. The current Sri Lankan constitution provides a requirement for two institutions to obtain a mandate from the people in order to govern the country. The Executive Presidency and the National Parliament requires separate mandates. In this regard the mandate President Sirisena obtained has no relationship... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/15)

Removal of a Chief Justice from office
By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy Island
The removal of former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake from office has tarnished the image of Sri Lanka both internationally and nationally. Whether the measures initiated by the former government for the removal of CJ were driven by political motivations or whether opposition to it was also driven by political considerations is not of relevance. What is of relevance to the image of Sri Lanka is not the intent but whether the procedures as required by the Constitution and the Standing Orders of Parliament as they currently stand were complied with to the best extent possible.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/15)

චම්පිකගේ අශෝබන ඉතිහාසය ගැන මහාචාර්ය නලින් සිල්වා කල දේශනය.
චම්පිකගේ අශෝබන ඉතිහාසය ගැන මහාචාර්ය නලින් සිල්වා කල දේශනය. March 3, 2015... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 04/03/15)

ශ්‍රී ල නි ප මන්ත්‍රීවරුන්ට වාරණයක්
නලින් ද සිල්වා
ශ්‍රී ල නි පක්‍ෂයේ මධ්‍යම කාරක සභාව රැස්වී එම පක්‍ෂයේ මන්ත්‍රීවරුන්ට වෙනත් පක්‍ෂ සංවිධානය කරන රැස්වීම්වලට සහභාගි නොවන ලෙසටත් තම පෞද්ගලික මත ප්‍රචාරය සඳහා මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡා නොපවත්වන ලෙසටත් වාරණයක් පණචා ඇත. මෙයින් කියැවෙන්නේ ශ්‍රී ල නි ප මන්ත්‍රීවරයකුට වෙනත් පක්‍ෂයක් සංවිධානය කරන රැස්වීමක් නැරඹීමට, එහි පැවැත්වෙන කතා ඇසීමට යෑමට තහනම් බව යැයි සිතිය නො හැකි ය. එවැනි ක්‍රියාවක් තහනම් කිරීමට පක්‍ෂයේ මධ්‍යම කාරක සභාවට අයිතියක් නැත. එය මන්ත්‍රීවරයකුගේ පෞද්ගලික අයිතියකි. මධ්‍යම කාරක සභාවට කළ හැක්කේ මන්ත්‍රීවරයකු වෙනත් පක්‍ෂයක් සංවිධානය කරන රැස්වීමක වේදිකාවට නැගීම, එවැනි රැස්වීමක කතාකිරීම වැළැක්වීම පමණකි. කෙසේ වෙතත් මේ වාරණය මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේනගේ අවශ්‍යතාවට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/15)

අනාවැකි පළ කිරීම
නලින් ද සිල්වා
අනාවැකි පළකරන්නේ යම් දැනුමක් මත පදනම් වී ය. ඒ දැනුම වැරදි ද නිවැරදි ද යන්න පිළිබඳ ව විවිධ මතවාද, එනම් දැනුම් තිබිය හැකි ය. ඇතැමුනට අනුව දැනුම වන්නේ බටහිර විද්‍යාව පමණ ය. අනෙක් දැනුම් යැයි කියනු ලැබෙන දේ දැනුම් නො වේ යැයි ඔවුහු කියති. ඔවුන්ට අනුව ඒ ඊනියා දැනුම් මිථ්‍යා වෙයි. අනාවැකිය නමින් පළවන මේ තීරු ලිපිය කෙතෙක් කල් පළවන්නේ දැයි අනාවැකියක් පළකිරීමට හැකි ද? මා මිය යන තෙක් , මට ලිපි ලිවීමට හැකි තාක්, දින සියය පනින තෙක්, මීළඟ මැතිවරණයෙන් ආණ්ඩුවක් පත්වන තෙක් ආදී වශයෙන් ඒ අනාවැකි විවිධ විය හැකි ය. එහෙත් ඒ සෑම අනාවැකියක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/15)

රාජිතට අනුව මෛත්‍රිපාල අගමැති අපේක්‍ෂක 
නලින් ද සිල්වා
අද මෙරට දේශපාලනය ක්‍රියාත්මක වන්නේ එක කරුණක් මත ය. මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ දේශපාලනයෙන් ඉවත් කරන්නේ ද නැද්ද යන්න ඒ කරුණ වෙයි. 2009 නන්දිකඩාල් ජයග්‍රහණයෙන් පසුව මේ කරුණ කරළියට පැමිණියේ ය. ඊනියා රාජපක්‍ෂ රෙජිමය පැන්නීම බටහිරයන්ගේ ඉන්දියානුවන්ගේ හා ඔවුන්ගේ මෙරට ඉත්තන්ගේ හා ඒජන්තයන්ගේ ව්‍යාපෘතිය බවට පත්විය. මේ සියල්ලන්ට තිබුණේ ප්‍රශ්න දෙකකි. එකක් බටහිර ගැති විදේශ ප්‍රතිපත්තියක් අනුගමනය නොකර බටහිරයන්ගේ අණට අවනත නොවී මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂගේ දොශපාලන නායකත්වයෙන් දෙමළ ත්‍රස්තවාදය පැරදවීම ය. දෙවැන්න වූයේ එලෙස ම බටහිර ගැති විදේශ ප්‍රතිපත්තියක් අනුගමනය නොකර චීනය සමග ආර්ථික සම්බන්ධතා ඇතිකර ගැනීම ය. මෙරට සිටින බටහිර හා ඉන්දීය ඔත්තුසේවා ක්‍රියාත්මක විය. දූෂණය, භී’ෂණය,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/15)

Beef banned in Maharashtra, India: Five things you need to know
On Monday Indian President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, which was originally passed by the Maharashtra Assembly two decades ago. The BJP-Shiv Sena government was in power at the time – they recommenced their alliance in December after 15 years. It was already illegal to slaughter cows in Maharashtra, but the bill also forbids the killing of bullocks.... -Full Story-
(independent.co.uk - 04/03/15)

Assam Governor for welfare to ex-servicemen
By NJ Thakuria
Guwahati: Assam Governor PB Acharya, who was recently sworn in as the constitutional head of  the State,  argues for proper welfare to the veteran soldiers and their families. Expressing gratitude to the ‘men in uniform’ for their sacrifices to the nation, Governor Acharya appreciates any initiative to help the ex-servicemen with their needy families. Addressing a grand ex-servicemen rally at Narangi military station in Guwahati on  25 February   2015, the Governor also stressed on the need to spread awareness of various welfare schemes to all ex-servicemen residing in remote areas of the region. While appreciating the initiative of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/15)

Patali Champika Ranawaka
By  Charles.S.Perera 
I did not know his back ground other than that he was the General Secretary of the JHU.  He was outspoken and seemed to have a sincere and a definite political  direction  to  be with the President Mahinda Rajapakse to take Sri Lanka towards  progress and development, breaking away the shackles of  the  colonial past, the Western dependence, to assert Sinhala Buddhist values in an evolving national  political environment.  He seemed to be a political asset to the UPFA Government of the President Mahinda Rajapakse. At a time when I wrote a serried of article on Sarath... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/15)

Excellence in Patriotic Journalism at LankaWeb
Prof. Hudson McLean
Great to recognize the excellent content published today, as always,  in LankaWeb by HLD Mahindapala and Shenali Waduge.  I know for a fact that this content will be looked at with a "fine-toothcomb" by RAW and the West. As responded by Franz Dias, (and agreed by most Sinhala) the most important is to highlight-; (1) Remove the 13-A. (2) Remove Tamil as a National/Official language. This should be the Main Agenda of Mahinda Rajapaksa manifest. Furthermore-; Shenali you are right – Eelam is not for Lanka Tamils or Hindus ! I might add that - Eelam... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/15)

The behaviour of self-appointed Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mr Ranil Wickremasinghe is bizarre.   He has got a big head and a very big mouth.  He must be reminded that his current position is lower than that of the former Prime Minister Mr D M Jayaratne (DMJ).  DMJ's appointment was consistent with the constitution, but RW's appointment is inconsistent with the constitution.  DMJ  had the support of the majority of Parliamentary Group but  RW  has still not proved his credentials on the floor of the House. Since the defeat of the former President, nothing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/15)

මහින්ද අගමැතිකමට ඉල්ලන්නේ රෙදි ඇඳගෙනද…? මේ මෛත‍්‍රීගේ හැටි තාම කවුරුත් දන්නෙ නෑ..
Yak(h)apalanaya news
"හිටපු ජනාධිපතිවරයා නැවත අගමැතිකම බලාගෙන මැතිවරණයට ඉදිරිපත් වෙන්න සූදානම් වන්නේ රෙදි ඇඳගෙනද  කියලා ප්‍රශ්න කරන්න මට සිද්ධ වෙනවා. එයාවයි මාවයි එකම වේදිකාවක ජනතාව අමතන්න කපුකමේ යෙදෙන උදවියත් දැන් කරළියට ඇවිත් ඉන්නවා. ඒ අයට මම කියන්න කැමතියි මෛත්‍රීපාල කියන්නේ කවුද කියලා හරිහැටි හඳුනා නොගෙන ඒ අය කටයුතු කරන බව." "පැරදුණු ජනාධිපතිවරයා මැදමුලනට ගියේ හෙලිකොප්ටරයකින්. එදා මම පැරදුණා නම් මාව හිරේ විලංගුවේ දාලා මට දස වද දෙන්න තීන්දු තීරණ අරගෙන. ඒ සඳහා අවශ්‍ය ලිපි ලේඛන පවා සකස්‌ කර තිබූ බව රහස්‌ පොලිසියෙන් මට දැනගන්න ලැබුණා. එයා මැදමුලනට ගියාට පස්‌සෙයි මම දැනගත්තේ හෙලිකොප්ටරයෙන් ගිය බව. ඒකට මම අනුමැතිය දුන්නලු. මම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/15)

Does President Sirisena know what Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera is up to or has he been kept in the dark, which isn't a safe place to be, depending on the company? Does the Parliament or do Samaraweera's Cabinet colleagues know what he is up to - and I don't mean in his spare time? Samaraweera has fashioned a trident, a three pronged policy on human rights, accountability and reconciliation which undermines Sri Lanka's sovereignty, national security and national interest. What are the three prongs of the trident? 1. An agreement with the UN High... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/15)

මංගලගේ ඉල්ලීම හා නැටීම
නලින් ද සිල්වා
මේ දිනවල ජෙනීවාහි පැවැත්වෙන එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව අයිතිවාසිකම් කොමිසමේ සමුළුවේ දී විදේශ කටයුතු පිළිබඳ ඇමති මංගල සමරවීර කොමිසමෙන් ඉල්ලා ඇත්තේ ආණ්ඩුව ගැන විශ්වාසය තබන ලෙස ය. ඒ අතර මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන වාරියපොළ සුමංගල හිමියන් සැමරීමේ රැස්වීමක දී කියා ඇත්තේ ආණ්ඩුව කිසිම විදේශීය රටක් සමග රටට අහිතකර ගිවිසුම් අත්සන් නොකරන බව ය. මේ කතා දෙක අතර ඇති සම්බන්ධය කුමක් ද?   එයට පිළිතුරක් ජෙනීවාහි සමුළුවේ දී  ඇමරිකානු රාජ්‍ය ලේකම් ජෝන් කෙරී කර ඇති ප්‍රකාශයෙන් ද ලැබෙයි. 1815 දී ඉංගිරිසින් ලංකාව ඔවුන්ගේ යටතට ගත්තේ ගිවිසුමක් මගිනි. එය ද එක්තරා අයුරකින් ගතහොත් ගැට කැපීමකි, පික් පොකට් ගැසීමකි. මෙරට දේශපාලනයෙහි ගැට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/15)

දුෂ්ට මහේන්ද්‍ර හා මිස්ට ප්‍රභා -3
නලින් ද සිල්වා
යක්‍ෂ සංස්කෘතිය යටපත්කර බලයට පත් මෞර්ය සංස්කෘතිය ගැමුණු කුමරුට රජකම නො දුන්නේ ය.මහාවංශය ඒ බව යම්තාක් දුරකට සඟවයි. අප දන්නේ ගැමුණු තිස්ස සමග සටන්කළ බව පමණ ය. එහෙත් එසේ සටන් කළේ ඇයි දැයි අපට කිසිවකු කියන්නේ නැත. අපට තේරෙන පරිිදි නම් තිස්සට දුන් රජකම ආපසු ගැනීම සඳහා ගැමුණුට සටන් කිරීමට සිදුවිය. එහි දී විහාර මහා දේවිය පමණක් නොව දශමහා යෝධයන් ද හිත යටින් ගැමුණුගේ පැත්ත ගන්නට ඇත. සටනින් ගැමුණු ජයග්‍රහණය කළේ ය. තිස්සයා ඇඳ නැතැයි කී හාමුදුරුවෝ ඔහු තමන්වහන්සේගේ කරමත ඇති බව ගැමුණුට නිහඬ ව දැන්වූහ. විහාර මහා දේවිය භික්‍ෂූන් වහන්සේ කරමතින් මාළිගාවට පැමිණි තිස්සයා වැළඳගත්තේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/15)

Kandyan Convention of 1815
Dr. K.D.G. Wimalaratne Retd Director, National Archives Courtesy :  Daily News
The Kandyan Convention was held on March 2, 1815 two hundred years ago. This convention or the Kandyan Treaty, was the instrument which ceded the Kingdom of Kandy to the British government thus ending the independence of that kingdom preserved for over a period of three hundred years, withstanding the onslaught of two colonial powers. The discovery of one of its original copies sheds new light in respect of the signatures appearing therein and the events leading to the signing of the Treaty. When Governor Brownrigg declared war against the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/15)

A plea to Queen Elizabeth II
Priyanka Kurugala Courtesy:  Daily News
Submitting a letter to Queen Elizabeth II, Bauddharakshaka Padanama (Buddhist Defence Foundation) states that it would be nice if Great Britain takes the required measures to do justice to the Sinhala nation, which was at the receiving end of the colonial rulers atrocious activities. The Foundation has forwarded the letter in view of the 200th anniversary of the Kandyan Convention. The Foundation is of the belief that both British and Ceylonese governments had conveniently forgotten their obligation to do justice to the victimized people. The Foundation added that some of the broad areas that can... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/15)

The foods that raise blood-sugar levels slowly and gently are suitable for diabetes.
Dr Hector Perera       London
Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism, the way the body uses digested food for energy. The digestive tract breaks down carbohydrates, sugars and starches found in many foods, into glucose, a form of sugar that enters the bloodstream. With the help of the hormone insulin, cells throughout the body absorb glucose and use it for energy. Diabetes develops when the body doesn’t make enough insulin or is not able to use insulin effectively, or both. Insulin is made in the pancreas, an organ located behind the stomach. Type 1 diabetes typically occurs in children and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/15)

නව ඖෂධ නියාමන අධිකාරී පනත් කෙටුම්පත බිබිලේ ප්රතිපත්තිය පෙන්වමින් එම ප්රතිපත්තිය මරා දැමීමට සකස් කළ එකක්.
පෙරටුගාමී සාමජවාදී පක්ෂයේ මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව
නව ඖෂධ නියාමන අධිකාරී පනත් කෙටුම්පත බිබිලේ ප‍්‍රතිපත්තිය පෙන්වමින් එම ප‍්‍රතිපත්තිය මරා දැමීමට සකස් කළ එකකැයි පෙරටුගාමී සමාජවාදී පක්ෂය පවසයි. අද (02) මරදාන සමාජ හා සාමයික කේන්ද්‍රයේදී පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී පෙරටුගාමී සමාජවාදී පක්ෂයේ ප‍්‍රචාරක ලේකම් පුබුදු ජයගොඩ පැවසූයේ ආණ්ඩුව මෙය ජනතාවගෙන් සඟවා හොර රහසේ කඩිනමින් සම්මත කිරීමට යන්නේ එය ජනතා විරොධී පනතක් නිසා බවය.  පෙරටුගාමී සමාජවාදී පක්ෂයේ මධ්‍යම කාරක සභික ජූඞ් සිල්වා පුල්ලේ සහ සෞඛ්‍ය සේවක මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ ලේකම් වෛද්‍ය ආර්. එම්. ඩබ්. රණසිංහ සහභාගී වූ මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡුාවේදී ඔහු වැඩිදුරටත් මෙසේ පැවසීය. ‘‘1970 දශකය මුලදී බිබිලේ-වික‍්‍රමසිංහ වාර්තාව හරහා රෝගීන්ව ඖෂධ සමාගම්වල සූරාකෑමෙන් මුදවාගන්න ප‍්‍රතිපත්තියක් ඉදිරිපත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/15)

Buddhism, measles and ticks
By Shelton A.  Gunaratne
Ross Nelson’s letter (“Untethered reality and irony, too,” The Forum, Feb. 18, 2015) saw an irony in the placement of my defense of jack rabbits the previous Sunday just beneath Jack Zaleski’s “furious attack” on “religious nuts” who resisted vaccination for measles. Zaleski might have designed the layout of his editorial page with a mischievous eye to create confusion in the reader’s mind about compassion toward jack rabbits vis-a-vis the case of those who would not vaccinate their kids against measles. In my defense of jack rabbits, I put forth the Buddhist approach, which is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/15)

Mangala slams ex-government’s policy at the 28th Regular Session of Human Rights Council in Geneva
Yak(h)apalanaya news
“With the previous government chose to operate with a sense of impunity, opportunities for reconciliation and restoration of human rights suffered,” Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said. The observation was made at the 28th Regular Session of Human Rights Council in Geneva, this afternoon. “The historic election of 8 January this year that marked the end of that regime has now offered Sri Lanka an unprecedented opportunity to fulfill human right objectives and work on achieving reconciliation. The previous government failed to implement the recommendations of the commissions that were setup at that time including that made... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/15)

“Political Situation In Sri Lanka and the Region”
by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
Speech delivered by Mr.Asanga Abeyagoonasekera former Executive Director of Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute(LKIIRSS) on the 27th February 2015 at the Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks(COSATT) Regional Conference on "Deeper Integration for Peace and Prosperity in the South Asian Region" organized by Centre for South Asian Studies(CSAS) in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung(KAS) in Katmandu, Nepal. “Political Situation In Sri Lanka and the Region” by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera Distinguished scholars, ladies and gentleman, First let me thank Centre for South Asian Studies(CSAS), Konard Adenauer Stiftung( KAS) and the Consortium of South Asian think tanks(COSATT) for the kind... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/15)

Foreign Pressures and Mission of Pakistan
By Afshain Afzal
Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar is on visit at Islamabad to hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart. According to unofficial reports from concerned quarters in New Delhi, India intends to build pressure on Pakistan regarding Mumbai Attacks and the “boat controversy”. Islamabad has already stated that its boats were not involved in the incident. On the other hand, Pakistan is demanding report containing details of 2007 Samjhauta Express bombing that killed 68 people, mostly Pakistanis but New Delhi is not ready to talk on the issues. It is on record that personnel Indian Military Intelligence were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/15)

‘Yahapalanaya’ hits senior citizens below the belt
Paul Fernando Colombo Courtesy Island
March 1, 2015, 12:00 pm It seems that the 'Yahapalanaya' government believes in hitting the senior citizen below the belt through the application of the latest Central Bank (CBSL) directive on fixed deposit interest rates. The CBSL directive to banks specifies the revised eligibility criteria for the special interest scheme and it begins '(a) Senior citizens above 60 years of age who held rupee fixed deposits not exceeding rupees one million in aggregate in all banks as at 31.01.2015’. The key words are that the additional interest will apply only to those senior citizens who... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/15)

Ranil drives  “Yaha-pala-naya” down the pal-lung
H. L. D. Mahindapala
On February 27 the “My-3” Troika, consisting of Chandrika Bandaranaike,(CBK), Ranil Wickremesinghe and Maithripala Sirisena, passed its half-way mark on its vaunted pilgrimage to political nirvana which, they said, would be achieved in 100 days. This  is the solemn promise they gave the people and, unless they are to be dismissed as a pack of con artistes, their word must be taken seriously. So it’s time to do a reality check to find out, among other things, (1) how far they have advanced on the road to their political nirvana, with Champika Ranawake beating  the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/15)

The Eelam Heist: India and Christian West compete to divide Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge
 The name of the game is divide and rule, self-determination and balkanization all hallmarks of what India cannot ignore despite its efforts to avert or delay the inevitable. Importing Eelam from India to Sri Lanka managed to avert balkanization of India by 30 years, a period used by India to subtly form the foundation for Indian influence over Sri Lanka’s North which was immediately countered by foot soldiers in the form of Christian NGOs that took over LTTE’s vision and mission. Diplomatic jargon apart both India and the Christian West are hounding the hare manipulating the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/15)

Kanthar Balanathan, Australia  Retired Director & Power Systems Specialist Engineer
General Politics, Democracy, Political Ideology, freedom, patriotism, smart patriotism, nationalism, and real freedom correlates to humans in a democratic environment. After 67 years of independence, do SriLankans practice and experience ideal democracy. In the context of ideal democracy do SriLankan politicians, genuinely, are patriotic, not to mention smart patriotism. How many of the parliamentarians have GCE (O) Level qualifications? The only job that does not specify a job specification, and does not have, ethical code of conduct, is “the politician”. We could see significant number of illiterates, lawbreakers, ruffians,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/15)

Implementing constitutional, electoral reforms: President must act decisively – Ven. Sobhitha
by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island
Having lambasted the government yesterday for what he called its lethargic attitude towards implementing key promises in President Maithripala Sirisena’s election manifesto, Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha thera stressed that the onus was on the President to ensure the implementation of his own pledges. Leader of the Movement for a Just Society Ven. Sobitha was addressing a gathering at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI). President Maithripala Sirisena had received an overwhelming mandate to go ahead with constitutional as well as electoral reforms to restore democracy, the prelate said. Ven. Sobitha said: "People voted for Maithripala Sirisena.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/15)

පහළොවේ දුර්භාග්‍යය
නලින් ද සිල්වා
1815 මාර්තු දෙවැනි දා අපට නිදහස අහිමි විය. මේ ලිපිය 1815, 1915 හා 2015 ගැන ය. මේ වසර තුන ම සිංහලයන්ගේ, විශේෂයෙන් ම සිංහල බෞද්ධයන්ගේ දුර්භාග්‍යය සනිටුහන් කළේ ය. ඒ සියල්ල පිටුපස සිටියෝ ඉංගිරිසිහු ය. ඉදිරියටත් මෙවැනි සිද්ධිවලට අපට මුහුණ පෑමට ඇති බැවින් ඉංගිරිසින් ක්‍රියා කරන ආකාරය ගැන යම් දැනුමක් ලබාගෙන තිබිය යුතු ය.    සිංහලේ රජකමට 1798 දී කන්නසාමි පත්වූයේ ශ්‍රී වික්‍රම රාජසිංහ නමින් ය. ඔහු වඩිග හෙවත් නායක්කාර් රජෙකි.  එහෙත් එයින් කියැවෙන්නේ ඔහු සිංහල රජකු නොවූ බව නො වේ. සිංහලේ විවිධ රජවරු රජකළහ. යක්‍ෂ, නාග, අර්ධ නාග, මෞර්ය, ලම්බකර්ණ, පාණ්ඩ්‍ය, කාලිංග ආදී රජවරු අපට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/15)

අභ්‍යන්තර පරීක්‍ෂණය
නලින් ද සිල්වා
ආණ්ඩුව එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව අයිතිවාසිකම් කොමිසම මාර්තුවේ දී ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට තිබූ වාර්තාව සැප්තැම්බර් දක්වා කල්දමා ගත්තේ අප්‍රියෙල් මාසයෙන් පසුව පැවැත්වීමට නියමිත මැතිවරණයේ දී ජනතාව ඉදිරියේ බොරු පම්පොරි කතාවක් කීමට ය. තම විදේශ ප්‍රතිපත්තියේ නිවැරදි බව නිසා මානව අයිතිවාසිකම් කොමිසම වාර්තාව ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම කල්දැමී යැයි කීම ආණ්ඩුවේ අවශ්‍යතාව විය. එහෙත් ආණ්ඩුව ජනතාවට නොකියන කරුණු ද වෙයි. නියෝජ්‍ය විදේශ ඇමති අජිත් පෙරේරා ඒ කරුණු සැඟවීමට අසාර්ථක උත්සාහයක් දරයි. විදේශ ඇමති මංගල සමරවීර බොහෝ විට විදේශගත ව සිටීම නිසා නියෝජ්‍ය ඇමතිට වැඩ වැඩි වී ඇත.  ආණ්ඩුව මානව අයිතිවාසිකම් කොමිසමට පොරොන්දු වී ඇත්තේ ඊනියා මානව අයිතිවාසිකම් කැඩීම් පිළිබඳ අභ්‍යන්තර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/15)

The Chief Minister and the Members of the WESTERN PROVINCAIL COUNCIL
 Ranjith Soysa Spokesperson
UNITED AUSTRALIANS OF SRI LANKAN ORGANIZATIONS . (PO BOX 4066, Mulgrave , Vic 3170) 27-02-2015 The Chief Minister and the Members of the WESTERN PROVINCAIL COUNCIL We address this note to convey our appreciation of your efforts and the step taken by the members of the Western Provincial Council in passing of a resolution on 18th Februrary, 2015, CONDENMING  the resolution approved by the Northern Provincial council in accusing Sri Lanka for genocide of Tamil people. The fact that the majority of Tamil people live in the Western province adds value to your resolution and your expectation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/15)

letter re the comments made by Sri Lankan PM on Australia-Sri Lanka relations
Ranjith Soysa
The Hon Prime Minister and the Hon Ministers We send herewith a letter from Joint Sri Lankan orgs in Australia rejecting SL Prime Minister's comments on important relations between Australia and Sri Lanka. BEST WISHES Ranjith Soysa  UNITED AUSTRALIANS OF SRI LANKAN ORGANISATIONS PO BOX 4066, MULGRAVE, VICTORIA 3175, AUSTRALIA, Telephone 03-97957143 25 February 2015 We refer to the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe’s recent interview with The Australian (23/2/2015) criticising theAustralian Government’s policy of allowing Sri Lanka to handle its internal issues without foreign intervention. In this interview Mr Wickremesinghe has criticised Australia, along with... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/15)

New Draft Animal Welfare Act looks to safeguard animal rights - A voice for the voiceless
By Apsara Kapukotuwa Courtesy Sunday Times
World Animal Day was celebrated on October 4 with no great fanfare. But there is little doubt that the issue of prevention of cruelty to animals deserves much attention in present-day society. One of Sri Lanka's most antiquated laws that sets out offences and penalties for mistreatment of animals is the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance, No.13 of 1907 (last amended in 1955. Unfortunately the shortcomings of this law are many. Now comes the welcome news of a 'Draft Animal Welfare Act' that promises many heartening changes.suren This was drafted by the Law... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/15)

Triune Mind in Buddhism
 By Prof. Suwanda H J Sugunasiri (writing from Canada)
How many minds do you think you have? Whaddaya mean? Of course, I have one body, one mind – if you don’t mind. Dead on. Dead wrong! Let’s ask the Buddha.  He uses  three terms for mind: Citta, Mano and Viññāõa.  Says he in one place,  “Whatever it may indeed be, oh Bhikkhus, it is called Citta,  it is called Mano, it is called Viññāõa”. Yet, elsewhere we find the terms used with distinctly different  meanings.      We have, e.g.,    samāhite citte     ‘Citta stilled’,   manopubbaügamā dhammā ‘Mind is of the nature... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/15)

Infrastructure Development from the "Doers" perspective highlighted by Engineering Professionals
 Infrastructure Development from the "Doers" perspective highlighted by Engineering Professionals
  Published on Jan 6, 2015 Colombo, January 5, 2015: The Sri Lanka Engineering Professionals’ Association (SLEPA) recently held a forum titled ‘The Doers Perspective of the Talkers Hot Topic: Infrastructure Development,’ at the Cinnamon Lakeside hotel in Colombo... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/03/15)

Suspended Exam Cheat is on Sirisena’s Special Commission to Probe Corruption!
Courtesy Apeyrata.com
February 28, 2015 Will President’s Counsel Dr.Jayampathi Wickramaratne reveal to the public why he was suspended from Peradeniya University in the final year (1972), just before he could sit for the Bachelor of Science Special Degree in Chemistry? Wickramaratne is the Presidential Advisor on Constitutional Affairs  and also one of the members of Yahapalana  Sirisena’s much publicized “Special Commission to Probe Corruption.”  Apeyrata has reliably unearthed Wickramaratne’s history: he  allegedly has cheated at exams by illegally obtaining question papers.   Report says "Finally, he got caught and got suspended". Wickramaratne has been accused of  conveniently erasing his... -Full Story-
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