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NO BETTER CHAMPION TO TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE THAN GOTABHAYA
By ROHANA R. WASALA
And we shall play a game of chess, Pressing lidless eyes and waiting for a knock upon the door. -·  From ‘A Game of Chess' (the second canto of The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot) (The following article was first published in The Island and Lankaweb simultaneously on June 29, 2016, under the title ‘Gota for the endgame'. I am reproducing it here because of its relevance to the current unfolding events in the Sri Lankan political arena. I have made no alteration to the text except for the transfer of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/19)

YAHAPALANA AND THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA Part 10
KAMALIKA PIERIS DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS China is continuing to maintain good diplomatic relations with Sri Lanka. In January 2019 Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan called on President Sirisena and handed over a New Year greetings card from Chinese President Xi Jinping. Ambassador Cheng also called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. China continues to maintain a very close relationship with former President Rajapaksa as well.  Chinese President Xi Jinping had sent New Year greetings to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. “Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan of China paid a courtesy call and he presented me with the... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 21/08/19)

YAHAPALANA AND THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA Part 11
KAMALIKA PIERIS
China is not merely standing by as the USA increases its position in Sri Lanka. China is engaging in Track 1 diplomacy as well. President Maitripala Sirisena will leave tomorrow for China on a three-day visit, in a move that has surprised both political and diplomatic circles over its urgency, reported the Sunday Times on May 2019. Formally, he is attending a “Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilisations” that will open on May 15. However, a one-on-one meeting has been arranged for President Sirisena with Chinese President Xi Jinping.  A similar meeting has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/19)

Sajith vows to throw away neo-liberalism
Courtesy Adaderana
It is necessary to create an economic system where the wealth that is generated within the country is fairly distributed to all communities, stated the Minister of Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs. He mentioned this addressing a function held in Dimbulagala, Polonnaruwa. According to the Minister, 54% of the national income is enjoyed by the wealthy minority in the country while the poorest 20% of the country only receives 5-4% of the national income. https://youtu.be/_9f-VdGMUpI Stating that there should be a great revolution in the economic... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/19)

Sri Lanka says international comments on choice of army chief abridges sovereignty
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, August 20 (newsin.asia): Sri Lanka's Foreign Ministry has said in a statement on Tuesday said that the appointment of the Army Commander of Sri Lanka is a “sovereign decision by the Head of State.” It further said that foreign entities trying to influence the decisions and internal administrative processes of public service promotions in Sri Lanka are “unwarranted and unacceptable”. “Articulating a position of concern on this appointment by certain bilateral partners and international organizations, based on allegations, is regrettable and contrary to the principles of natural justice espoused by all... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/19)

Sri Lanka responds to criticism over new Army Commander
Courtesy Adaderana
The Sri Lankan Government today issued a strongly worded response to the various comments and statements issued by foreign countries and organizations expressing concern  over the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as Sri Lanka’s new Army Commander.  Sri Lanka’s foreign ministry, issuing a statement said that appointment of the Army Commander of Sri Lanka is a sovereign decision by the Head of State. https://youtu.be/NFFb-PUzf0I It further said that foreign entities trying to influence the decisions and internal administrative processes of public service promotions in Sri Lanka is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/19)

What right has US to criticize new Army Chief: Wimal
Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The US has no right to criticize the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as Army Commander based on the OISL report at the UN Human Rights Council, from which it withdrew describing it as a cesspit, MP Wimal Weerawansa said. US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley had described UN Human Rights Council as a ‘Cesspool of Political Bias’ during the time when the US decided to withdraw from the UNHRC. Referring to the press release issued by the US Embassy, criticising the appointment of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/19)

Unwarranted and unacceptable: SL tells critics
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as Army Commander is a sovereign decision by the Head of State and the comments made by foreign entities over the appointment were ‘unwarranted and unacceptable’, the Sri Lankan Government said today. In a statement referring to the comments made since the appointment of Lieutenant General Silva as Army Commander, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said the appointment was a sovereign decision by the Head of State of Sri Lanka. “Foreign entities trying to influence the decisions and internal administrative processes of public service... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/19)

අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ අධ්‍යක්ෂ ශානි අබේසේකරට නඩු තුනක්.
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ පොලිස් අධිකාරි ශානි අබේසේකර මහතාට එරෙහිව නීතිඥයින් පිරිසක් අධිකරණය හමුවේ නඩු තුනක් ගොනුකර තිබෙනවා. ඉන් ඉල්ලා තිබෙන්නේ විත්තිකාර ශානි අබේසේකර මහතා සිය රාජකාරි කටයුතු වලදි අනුගමනය කළ යුතු නෛතික ක්‍රියාපටිපාටීන් උල්ලංඝණය කර ඇති බැවින් ඔහුට විරුද්ධව නීතිමය පියවර ගන්නා ලෙසයි. අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ පොලිස් අධිකාරි ශානි අබේසේකර මහතාට විරුද්ධව ගොනු කර ඇති නඩු දෙකක් ඊයේ කොටුව මහේස්ත්‍රාත් රංග දිසානායක මහතා ඉදිරියේ කැදවනු ලැබුවා. ඉන් එක් නඩුවක් ගොණුකර ඇත්තේ පතාල නායක මාකදුරේ මදුෂ්ගේ නීතිඥ ජගත් ජාලිය සමරසිංහ මහතායි. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/19)

ජනපති පත් කළ ත්‍රිපුද්ගල පරීක්ෂණ මණ්ඩලයේ සාමාජිකයින් පාර්ලිමේන්තු තේරීම් කාරක සභාව හමුවට THE THREE-MEMBER COMMISSION APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT BEFORE THE PARLIAMENT SELECT COMMITTEE
Courtesy Hiru News
The members of the three-member committee appointed by the President to probe the Easter Sunday attacks appeared before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to investigate into Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.The Hiru correspondent stated that they are currently testifying before the committee. The Supreme Court Judge Vijith Malalgoda served as the Chairperson of the commission and the other members were former Ministry Secretary Padmasiri Jayamanne and former IGP N.K. Illangakoon පාස්කු ඉරිදා ප්‍රහාරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් සෙවීමට ජනාධිපතිවරයා පත් කළ විශේෂ ත්‍රිපුද්ගල පරීක්ෂණ මණ්ඩලයේ සාමාජිකයින් මෙම සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් කරුණු සොයා බලන පාර්ලිමේන්තු තේරීම් කාරක... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/19)

ප‍්‍රතිපත්ති ගරුක දේශපාලනයක් අවශ්‍යයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
ජනාධිපතිවරණය සඳහා රට සූදානම් වෙමින් තිබේ. මේ වන විට ප‍්‍රධාන පක්ෂ ඒ සඳහා අපේක්ෂකයන් සූදානම් කරමින් තිබේ. කවර හෝ හේතුවක් මත ජනාධිපතිවරණය යම් ලෙසකින් කල් ගිය ද කෙසේ හෝ ඉදිරි මාස තුනත් අටත් අතර කාලය තුළ ව්‍යවස්ථානුකූලව එය පැවැත්විය යුතුමය. එදා මෙදා තුර ජනාධිපතිවරණය සඳහා ඉදිරිපත්වූ පුද්ගලයන් බොහොමයක් ජනාධිපතිවරුන් ලෙස පත්වූ පසු ඔවුන් විසින් බොහෝ විට සිදු කළේ ඔවුන් ජනතාවට පොරොන්දු වූ දේ හෝ ඔවුන්ගේ ප‍්‍රතිපත්ති ප‍්‍රකාශවල පවතින දේ නොවේ.  ජනතා ඡුන්දයෙන් පත්වන්නේ රටක තාවකාලික භාරකරුවන් වන නමුත් එදා මෙදා තුර පත්වූ පාලකයන් මෙන්ම රජයන් ද ක‍්‍රියා කරමින් සිටින්නේ රටේ තාවකාලික භාරකරුවන් ලෙස නොව රටේ අයිතිකරුවන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/19)

වීරත්වයට යළි පණ දෙන රණකාමීත්වයේ අසිපත - නව යුද හමුදාපති මේජර් ජෙනරාල් ශවේන්ද්‍ර සිල්වා
සමන් ගමගේ උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා යුද හමුදාවේ වර්තමානයට පීඩා ගෙන දුන් වීරත්වයේ පිපාසය සංසි`දුවා ගන්නට සියල්ලෝ මෑත අතීතයෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටි රණකාමීත්වයේ සිසිල් දියපොද කාගේත් බලාපෙරොත්තු සඵල කරමින් ඊයේ (19 වැනිදා) මල් වරුෂාවක් සේ ඇද හැලිණි.  සේනාධිනායක ජනාධිපති මෛති‍්‍රපාල සේනානායක මහතා අවසන් මොහොතේ නිවැරදි තීන්දුව ගනිමින් මේජර් ජෙනරාල් නිලයේ සිට ලූතිනන් ජෙනරාල් නිලයට උසස් කරනු ලැබීමෙන් පසු නව යුද හමුදාපතිවරයා වශයෙන් කළ පත් කිරීම හේතුවෙන් ලූතිනන් ජෙනරාල් ශවේන්ද්‍ර සිල්වා ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා යුද හමුදාවේ 23 වැනි හමුදාපතිවරයා ලෙස ඉතිහාසයට එක්වීම එයට හේතු විය. අපි තිස් වසරක ත‍්‍රස්තවාදයක් පරාජය කර උපන් බිමට නිදහස දුන්නෝ වෙමු. එහිදී වීරෝදාර රණවිරුවෝ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/19)

IMF's latest victims
By Jayati Ghosh Courtesy Ceylon Today
The process of selecting the International Monetary Fund's next Managing Director must change. In particular, the tradition of choosing a European for the post - based on an unfair and anachronistic 'gentlemen's agreement' reached with the United States when the institution was established 75 years ago - needs to be discarded. But even more important, the IMF's longstanding approach to lending should be transformed. The Fund has a long history of policy mistakes. Yet, as Christine Lagarde's just-completed tenure showed, it has learned little from them. Consider the case of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/19)

Captive elephants and the way forward As Tikiri continues to live..
Kamanthi Wickramasinghe Courtesy The Daily Mirror
FEMALE ELEPHANT ‘TIKIRI’ They sent her back to Kegalle on the final day of the Randoli perahera. Elephants walk for 30-40km and old elephants too walk for 10-15 kmThere are over 105 captive elephants in the country, both with individual owners as well as in temples according to Elephant Owners Association Secretary Damsiri Bandara KarunaratneHe had instructed officials at the DWC to revive work done by a Committee of Experts in 2015-2016She was tamed and taken into captivity at the age of five and for the past 65 years she has lived among humans ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/19)

Gota assures solutions to northern people’s concerns
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa today assured he would resolve the plight faced by the northern people. He gave this assurance during a discussion held with the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) Leader Douglas Devananda about the concerns of the people in the North because of the lack of development. Mr. Rajapaksa said a people-friendly government would help provide answers to their concerns and that he would create an environment where all citizens could live in unity and be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/19)

නුවරඑළියෙන් එලියට යට එන සහරාන්ගේ වතගොත-New information on Zahran revealed from Nuwara Eliya
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/ZjR5wcYsE-k... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/19)

Two Moulavis who received training with Zahran arrested
Courtesy Adaderana
Two Moulavis from have been arrested by the Terrorism Investigations Department over terrorist connections, stated the Police Media Spokesperson. The arrests have been made in Hettipola and Nikaweratiya areas. Reportedly, the two suspects had received training with Zahran Hashim, the alleged ring leader behind the Easter attacks. The suspects had received their training in Nuwara Eliya.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/19)

CID to interrogate 5 death row inmates who conspired to assassinate President
Courtesy Adaderana
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has been granted permission to record statements from five death row inmates who have allegedly conspired to assassinate the president. The Colombo Chief Magistrate has ordered the relevant to prisons to allow the CID to proceed with their interrogations.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/19)

REGIONAL SECURITY, JOURNALIST BEHAVIOUR, AND PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
This year's Indian independence celebration primarily focused on regional security, which is a vital issue for all countries in the South Asian region. It seems that certain media of Sri Lanka attempts to mislead people of the country focusing on unimportant issues that are entirely worthless and they are really like opening soda bottles when gas has gone out the bottle become water bottles. In that way, it seems that news media focus on the presidential election and the candidates for the election. They have given priority to personal considerations such as Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/19)

YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 9B
KAMALIKA PIERIS
COLOMBO-TRINCOMALEE ECONOMIC CORRIDOR  The plan for a Colombo Trincomalee Economic Corridor, which is considered part of the MCC Compact, was developed initially by the Asian Development Bank. In 2018, the media reported that the Asian Development Bank had initiated a comprehensive development plan for the Colombo-Trincomalee Economic Corridor (CTEC) to address some of the development challenges faced by the country. An economic corridor development plan with the potential to generate 1.2 million new jobs by 2030 was proposed in a 2018 study by the ADB, reported the media. This corridor development... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/19)

MISGUIDED BY MR. MODI
ALI SUKHANVER
After India’s stubborn action of changing the status of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh, the situation is getting seriously dangerous and gravely complicated in the South Asian Region. Recently Pakistan’s foreign Minister went to China on a diplomatic mission where he was warmly welcomed by the Chinese authorities. It is in the news that he ‘visited China in a bid to seek allies for a UN resolution against New Delhi for revoking Kashmir's autonomy’. During the meeting, Mr. Wang expressed grave concern about the situation in Kashmir, the cause of two wars between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/19)

මහලූ ටිකිරිට වදවේදනා දී දළඳා පෙරහැරේ රැගෙන ගියාද?
සමන්තී වීරසේකර උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
සත්ත්ව හිංසනය පිළිබඳව දුක්අඳෝනා ඇතැමුන් ලොවට කියන්නේ සැබෑ සත්ත්වාදරයෙන් දැයි සැකයක් මතුවන සිදුවීම් පහුගිය දින කිහිපයේදීම සිදු වූයේ මහනුවර ඇසළ පෙරහැර ආරම්භය සමගය. ටිකිරි ඇතින්න පිළිබඳ වූ සිද්ධිය ඊට හොඳම නිදසුනය.  වයෝවෘද්ධ ඇතින්නක මහනුවර ඇසළ පෙරහැරහි විෂ්ණු දේවාල පෙරහැරට දායක කරගනිමින් ඇතින්නගේ නිදහස නැති කිරීමටත් විවේකයෙන් සිටීමට ඇති අයිතිය නැති කරන්නටත් කටයුතු කොට ඇතැයි සමාජ වෙබ් ජාලා ඔස්සේ පුවත් මවා තිබිණි. පෙරහැරහි ගමන් ගන්නා අලි ඇතුනට විලංගු ලා දරුණු වධ හිංසා පමුණුවන බවත් පෙරහැරට සතුන් දායක කර ගැනීමෙන් සත්ව හිංසනයක් සිදුවන බවත් සමාජ ජාලා පුවත් හරහා ලොවට කියා තිබිණි.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/19)

ත‍්‍රස්තවාදියා ගැන අවදියෙන් සිටින්න
උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
පාස්කුදා එල්ල වූ ත‍්‍රස්ත ප‍්‍රහාරය පිළිබඳව කෙරෙන පරීක්‍ෂණ පිළිබඳව සෑහීමකට පත්විය නොහැකි යැයි ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා කතෝලික රදගුරු සම්මේලනය නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් කියා තිබිණි. මෙම ප‍්‍රහාරය පිළිබඳව යුක්ති සහගත, සාධාරණ සහ යුක්ති සහගත පරීක්‍ෂණයක් සිදුව නැතැයි එම සම්මේලනය කියා සිටී. මෙම ප‍්‍රහාරය සිදුවූයේ කාගේ වරදින්ද? මේ සඳහා අනුග‍්‍රහය දැක්වූයේ කවුරුන්ද යන්න ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා කතෝලික රදගුරු සම්මේලනය ප‍්‍රකාශ කර සිටී. පාස්කුදා එල්ල වූ ත‍්‍රස්ත ප‍්‍රහාරයෙන් බරපතළම හානිය වූයේ කතෝලික ජනතාවට අමුතුවෙන් කිවයුතු නැත. එනිසා කතෝලික ජනතාවගේ සිත් වේදනා මේ රටේ පාලකයන් තේරුම් ගත යුතුව ඇත. පාස්කුදා ප‍්‍රහාරය පිළිබඳව සොයා බැලීමට ඉදිරිපත් කළ විශේෂ කාරක සභාවේ කටයුතු තවමත් අවසන් වී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/19)

Days before assassination, Rajiv took a stroll down MG Rd
DECCAN CHRONICLE. | MK ASHOKA
No security, former prime minister gave police the jitters. Then police chief Ramalingam rewinds to the night of Aug. 18, 1991.  The house in Konanakunte where Rajiv Gandhi’s assassins were holed up. (Inset) Rajiv Gandhi BENGALURU: Days before he was assassinated by an LTTE suicide bomber in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu, former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi had taken a stroll down the iconic MG Road in the city with then city police commissioner Ramalingam in tow. The city's top cop had the jitters. This was after all,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/19)

Renunciation of Citizenship Federal Register could be behind schedule-US envoy
Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror
In response to comments about the name of SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s name not being in the Federal Register, US Ambassador Alaina B.Teplitz said on Monday that the Federal Register could often be months behind the recording of one’s renunciation of citizenship. In an interactive session with a select group of journalists at her residence, she said the renunciation of citizenship was an administrative process. “You follow the steps. You eventually renounce your citizenship. However, she declined to comment on specific cases of renunciation citing that she... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/19)

President Maithri's deafening silence rings alarm bells
BY GAGANI WEERAKOON Courtesy Ceylon Today
The Government, led by the United National Front elected in August 2015 General Election, completed four years yesterday  and the party leaders gathered at Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne's residence for a decisive discussion to take a final decision regarding the new alliance. UNP General Secretary Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Ministers Ravi Karunanayaka, Patali Champika Ranawaka, Mano Ganeshan, Rauff Hakeem and Senaratne joined the meeting. However, Ministers Ravi Karunanayaka, Mano Ganesan and Patali Champika Ranawaka left the premises, without expressing their views to media, concluding the meeting. The discussions,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/19)

PM Ranil's quarter-century leadership challenged as UNP crisis deepens
GAGANI WEERAKOON Courtesy Ceylon Today
The cold war prevailing between the two camps within the United National Party (UNP) reached volcanic proportions with Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa’s camp openly challenging Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is holding onto the leadership for over quarter century, at a crucial Working Committee meeting held on Thursday (1), to deliberate on the proposed alliance. The argument arose with Party’s Chairman Kabir Hashim opposing the idea, when UNP Leader Wickremesinghe sought a mandate of the Working Committee to launch the alliance on Monday (5), as planned without giving time for the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/19)

ජී.එල්.පීරිස්ගෙන් අනතුරු ඇඟවීමක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
විශේෂ අධිකරණ පිහිටුවා ව්‍යාජ චෝදනා මත තම පාක්ෂිකයන්ට නඩු පැවරූ පුද්ගලයන්ට එරෙහිව තමන්ගේ රජයක් තුළ සාමාන්‍ය නීතිය යටතේ වන්දි ඉල්ලා නඩු පවරන බව මහාචාර්ය ජී.එල්.පීරිස් මහතා පවසනවා. />ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ පක්ෂ කාර්යාලයේ අද පෙරවරුවේ පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකට එක්වෙමින් ඔහු මේ බව සඳහන් කළා. https://youtu.be/p4f_nqWm2Nk... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/19)

"භික්ෂූන්වහන්සේ දේශපාලනය කතාකළ යුතුමයි" - පූජ්‍ය ඉඳුරාගාරේ ධම්මරතන හිමියන්
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
භික්ෂූන්වහන්සේ දේශපාලනය කතාකළ යුතුම බව මහාචාර්ය පූජ්‍ය ඉඳුරාගාරේ ධම්මරතන හිමියන් පවසනවා. උන්වහන්සේ මේ අදහස් පළකළේ ත්‍රෛනිකායික ජාතික භික්ෂු එකමුතුව මහනුවරදී අද සංවිධාන කර තිබූ සංඝ සම්මේලනයකට එක්වෙමින් https://youtu.be/lErJkO7RmVY... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/19)

මටම කියලා දැක්මක්, මතයක් නැති බාල අවධියක ජවිපෙ කයිවාරු දෙශපාලනයට රැවටෙන්න ආසා කරපු කාලයක්
රත්තනදෙණියේ මේධානන්ද හිමිගෙන් උපුටා ගත්තකි.
දේශපාලනික දැනුමෙන් මෙන්ම වයසින් ද නොමේරූ අවධියක මටත් ජවිපෙ ගැන යම් පැහැදීමක් නොතිබුණාම නොවේ.! තිබුණා. ඒ මටම කියලා දැක්මක්, මතයක් නැති බාල අවධියක ජවිපෙ කයිවාරු දෙශපාලනයට රැවටෙන්න ආසා කරපු කාලයක්.ඒ ගැන පසුතැවීමකුත් නැහැ මොකද එදා ජවිපෙ කියන්නේ අද වගේ සමාජ සංස්කෘතියට මතවාදීව විසකුරු පක්ෂයක් නෙමෙයි. ඔවුන් තමයි මේ රටේ සම්පත් ගැන, සංස්කෘතික උරුමයන් ගැන, අපේ සංස්කෘතිය- සදාචාරය ගැන , රට ගැන, ජාතිකාභිමානය ගැන වැඩියෙන්ම කතා කලේ. එදා ජවිපෙ වේදිකාවල රැස්වීම් පටන් ගන්නට පෙර ඇහුණේ හෙළ ජාතික අභිමානේ වැඩු විරුවන් සේ පොරණේ ,l ඉදුනිල් ගගුළැල් -රුව ලස්සන මව් ලංකා වගේ l රත්න... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/19)

ගෝටයාභය ජනාධිපති කරන්න ජනතාව බලාගෙන ඉන්නවා.. ඔහු ජනාධිපති ධුරයට ඉතාම සුදුස්සායි..- මෙරට විශාලම නිකායේ මහ නාහිමියෝ කියති..
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මේ රටේ නායකත්වයට සුදුසු වන්නේ ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා අමරපුර- රාමඤ්ඤ මහා නිකායේ සම සභාපති මහා නායක අග්ගමහා පණ්ඩිත කොටුගොඩ ධම්මාවාස නාහිමියෝ සඳහන් කරති. එදා කොටි පරදන යුද්ධයේදී පෙන්වූ වීරත්වයෙන්ම රටේ සංවර්ධනය කරන්නට රටේ බහුතරය මහා සංඝරත්නයේ ආශිර්වාදය ලැබෙන බවද නාහිමියෝ කියා සිටියහ. උන්වහන්සේ මෙම අදහස් පල කරන ලද්දේ ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා උන්වහන්සේ මුණ ගැසී ආශිර්වාද ලබාගැනීමට එම විහාරස්ථානයට පැමිණි අවස්ථාවේදීය. රාමඤ්ඤ-අමරපුර නිකායන් මෙරට භික්‍ෂූන් වහන්සේලා මෙන්ම දායකයන්ද අති බහුතරයක් අයත් නිකාය වෙයි. මේ අතර ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ජනාධිපති ධුරයට පත්කර ගැනීමේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/19)

Major General Shavendra Silva appointed new Army Chief
Courtesy Adaderana
Major General Shavendra Silva has been appointed as the 23rd Commander of the Sri Lanka Army today (19). Accordingly, he has received his letter of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat. Joined the Sri Lanka Army as a Cadet Officer in 1984, Major General Silva held the position of Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Army prior to this appointment. Secretary to the President Udaya R. Seneviratne, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Major Gen. Shantha Kottegoda were among the gathering.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/19)

Two more Jamathei Millathu Ibraheem (JMI) members arrested in Ampara
Courtesy Adaderana
Two more members of the banned organization, Jamathei Millathu Ibraheem (JMI), have been arrested by police. The arrest has been made in Ampara, stated Ada Derana reporter. Reportedly, the 2 suspects had undergone weapons training from the terrorist leader Zahran Hashim. The suspects had allegedly received weapons training in Nuwara Eliya.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/19)

YAHAPALANA AND THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA Part 8
KAMALIKA PIERIS
China is today the leading economic power in the world. More than half of the leading companies in the world are now Chinese. These include the technology giants known as BATS, Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent. Alibaba is bigger than Amazon and eBay combined, observed analysts.  Alipay, the Alibaba payment system, is more sophisticated than anything in the west. Baidu is the largest search engine BATS holds stakes in 150 companies abroad. There is also TikTok. China’s telecom company, Huawei is ahead of the products manufactured by its rivals. Huawei had 5405 patents in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/19)

YAHAPALANA AND THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA Part 9
KAMALIKA PIERIS
China is seen as a rising military power with global ambitions. As China continues its economic and military ascendance, it seeks Indo-Pacific regional hegemony in the near-term and, ultimately global preeminence in the long-term said, analysts. China with a navy second only to that of the US is an emerging superpower they said. China is investing in a broad range of military programs and weapons, modernizing its nuclear forces and conducting increasingly complex operations in domains such as cyberspace, space, and electronic warfare operations, in preparation. China’s first concern is, of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/19)

කාලය විසින් නිර්දේශිත පාලකයෙකු ගෙන් බලාපොරොත්තු විය යුත්තේ කුමක්ද?
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්
             මෙම ලිපිය සමග ඇති සිතියම හොඳින් නිරීක්ෂණය කළහොත් වටහා ගැනීමට හැකි වන්නේ ලංකාවේ පළාත් කීපයක බෞද්ධ ජනගහනය ඉක්මවා වෙනත් ආගමිකයන්  ඉදිරියට පැමිණ ඇති ආකාරයයි. මේ සිතියම පළ වී තිබෙන්නේ 1915 වර්ෂයේ ජන ලේඛන කොමසාරිස් ඊ.බී.ඩෙන්හැම් ගේ පාලන වාර්තාව තුළයි.1815 වසරේ ලංකාවේ දේශපාලන බලය බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය කිරීටයට පවරා දීමෙන් පසු සියක් වසරක් තුළ ඔවුන් කළ කී හරිය මෙම සිතියමින් පැහැදිලිවේ. මෙතෙක් සංක්‍රමණිකයන් වශයෙන් සිටි දෙමළ මුස්ලිම් වර්ගයන්ට පුරවැසි කම දීම.ඔවුන් පාලනය කරලීමට නව නීති සැකසීම ඔවුන් වෙනුවෙන් භූමිය වෙන් කිරීම ආදී ක්‍රියාන්විතයන් එහි වෙයි. දැන් 2015 වසර ගෙවී ගොස් අවසන්ය. 1915 සිට තවත් වසර සියයක් ඉක්ම ගොසින්ය.අද... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/19)

ගින්දර ආණ්ඩුවක් කවදා උදා වේවිද?
සිතුම් රාජකරුණා 
ඒ ඒ විෂයන්හි වියත්, ස්වචින්තනයකින් යුත් ගුණවත් විෂය භාර ඇමතිලා සපිරි ගින්දර ආණ්ඩුවක  දේශ-පාලනය නොකර, දේශ-මෙහෙකාරකමේ  යෙදෙන ‪එතෙර නාකි ඇලඩින්ලාගේ ශුද්ධ වූ බුමුතුරුණු කඳුලින් දෝවනය කරන අපේම තැලුණු පිච්ච මව්වරු යළි මෙහි වඩම්මවා ඒ අයට එකලාව සමෘද්ධ වීමට සමෘධිය  නොව, අත, හිත වගේම නිදහසේ පිබිදීමට සැලසුම් සපයා දෙන  රටේ හෙට දින පිපෙන්නට කල් බලමින් සිටින චූටි   පොහොට්ටු වලට, කුජ ග්‍රහයා දෙස නෙත් යොමා සිටින දුරේක්ෂ කාච විවරයෙහිද  හෙළ බොදු හැදියාව කියූ , ගවයා ඇති සඳකඩ පහනේ නෙළුමෙහි ද රැඳි පින්නෙන් දිය දෙන   දැනට ලොව සම්පතක් කරගෙන ඇති අපේම වැඩ්ඩන් ගෙන්වා,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/19)

An Environmental policy statement is a MUST for every presidential candidate.
By Chandre Dharmawardana
Today, even if you wish to dig a canal to provide water to rural people who are suffering from kidney disease owing to having consumed brackish well water contaminated with fluoride, an environmental impact statement is needed. Any major undertaking needs environmental impact statements. One of the reasons given for the cancellation of the port-city project by the Ranil-Maithree-Sampanthan Yahapalanaya government was that the construction of the port will destroy the marine ecosystem of the Western coast of Sri Lanka. Coal power plants approved by a previous regime were canceled and new LNG projects were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/19)

Fight to defeat!
Lionel Rajapakse
JVP has announced their candidate for the upcoming presidential election.  Their choice is Anura Kumara Dissanyake. Obviously, it is going to be Sajith Premadasa from UNP. Do either Anura Kumara or Sajith qualify to lead a country? No way! Forget about the development. Forget about the economy. Forget about who is contesting from the other parties. Priority should be to defeat these two guys. Yes, at some stage we should get rid of the old set of 225 + 1 . But this is the time to defeat... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/19)

මෙහෙමයි වුනේ - (පස්වැනි කොටස)
ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති
ගෙයක් හදනවා කියලා කියන්නේ හැම දෙයක් ම ලෑස්ති කරගෙන ඉවරවෙලා පටන් ගන්න කටයුත්තක් නෙවෙයි. ගෙදර හදන්න ඕන දේවල් ලෑස්ති කරගන්නවා කියලා කියන්නේ ම ගේ හදන්න පටන්ගත්තා කියන එකට. 1981 දී මැටියගනෙන් ඉඩමක් ඇරගෙන ඒකේ කාමර දෙකක පුංචි ගෙයක් හදාගෙන පදිංචියට ආපු එක තමයි අපේ ගේ හැදිල්ලේ ආරම්භය. කාලය ගත වෙද්දි මේ ගෙදරට පිටිපස්සෙන් තවත් කාමර දෙකක් එකතුවුනා. ඒ කාමර දෙක හැදුවේ හදලා තිබ්බ කාමර දෙකෙන් අඩි 12 ක් විතර ඈතට වෙන්න. ඒ වෙද්දි හදාගෙන යන ගෙදර ඉස්සරහ පස්සත් මාරුවෙලා තිබුණා. ඇත්තෙන් ම මේ ගැන මම කලින් කිව්වා. 1982 ජනාධිපතිවරණයෙන් පස්සේ මැටියගනේ ම පදිංචි වෙන්න... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/19)

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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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