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The Speaker should resign forth with if he wants to die as a Sinhala Buddhist  and not as a traitor of the Sinhala nation and Mother Lanka.
Sudath Gunasekara.
  15.  11. 2018. As I was watching the behavior of the Speaker Karu Jayasuriye this morning in Parliament I felt ridiculously ashamed of his common sense, apart from his knowledge regarding Parliamentary procedure and the constitution of this country he has to uphold as the Chairman of this august assembly. His body language seen  as he entered the House and sat down in the Speaker's chair aptly displayed full confidence brimming on his face that he is going to end up the day's  proceedings   victoriously at the end of the day as he had preplanned  and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/18)

Where were you Rule of Law/Democracy preachers in Sri Lanka: 1982 Referendum
By shenali Waduge
We are a little confused with democracy & good governance in Sri Lanka of late. Everything we deem as democratic & good governance is exactly the opposite being promoted & advocated. We are living in strange times. Suddenly paragons of virtue appear sending their diplomatic demarches while these very countries are bombing countries to the stone age & leaving millions of people in starvation. But then when they hold the laurels for international power, who are we to complain about their hypocrisy. Nonetheless, we can at best highlight their hypocrisy, not that they care any too... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/18)

උදෑසන ජාතික රූපවාහිනියේ "ආයුබෝවන් - සුබ දවසක්" වැඩසටහනට සහභාගී වී පවත්නා දේශපාලනික, සමාජයීය සහ ආර්ථික වාතාවරණය සම්බන්ධයෙන් මා ඉදිරිපත් කළ අදහස් -Ayubowan Suba Dawasak 2018-11-14 | Rupavahini
වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති
ඊයේ (2018 නොවැම්බර් මස 14 වැනි දින) උදෑසන ජාතික රූපවාහිනියේ "ආයුබෝවන් - සුබ දවසක්" වැඩසටහනට සහභාගී වී පවත්නා දේශපාලනික, සමාජයීය සහ ආර්ථික වාතාවරණය සම්බන්ධයෙන් මා ඉදිරිපත් කළ අදහස් පහත සඳහන් YouTube සබැඳිය ඔස්සේ ඔබට නැරැඹිය හැකිය. https://youtu.be/uA1V4amW5f4... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/18)

කථානායක තුමා ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයේ අතුරු තහනම් නියෝගය බරපතල ලෙස අපයෝජනයට පත් කරලා-2018 11 14 පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ගෙනා යෝජනාවට අත්සන් තබා ඇත්තේ මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් 6 දෙනයි.
සටහන : හර්ෂ කුමාර් සුරියආරච්චි
2018 11 14 දින පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට අනුර කුමාර දිසානායක මන්ත්‍රීතුමා විසින් ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලද යෝජනාව විශ්වාස භංග යෝජනාවක් නොවේ. එහි ඇත්තේ ජනාධිපති තුමා විසින් පනවන ලද ගැසට් නිවේදන ව්‍යවස්ථා විරෝධී හා නීති විරෝධී යැයි සදහන් යෝජනාවකි. යම්කිසි කාරණයක් ව්‍යවස්ථා  විරෝධිද නැත්ද යන්න තීරණය කිරීම පාර්ලිමේන්තුව ට බලය ඇති කාරණයක් නොව සහමුලින්,ම අධිකරණය සතු බලයකි. එම නිසා එම යෝජනාව සම්බන්ධව පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී ගන්නා තීරණයක ව්‍යවස්ථානුකුල භාවයක් නැති අතර ඒ හේතුව නිසාම නිත්‍යයානුකුලද නොවේ. ඒ බව පසෙක ලා, ව්‍යවස්ථාවට පටහැනි එම යෝජනාව තවදුරටත් පාර්ලිමේන්තු සම්ප්‍රදායට ද පටහැනිව ගොස් පාර්ලිමේන්තුව තුල කථානායක තුමා විසින් සම්මත කරවා ඇත.   ව්‍යවස්ථාවට පටහැනි,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/18)

Parliament dissolved to form a People's Government – Part V
By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA .
Not a fitting reply to the demented speaker who has now being exposed locally and internationally as an old man suffering from reluctance to a people's government coming to power and who is not hesitant to make all illegal and unconstitutional efforts to keep this country under the role of the election phobia reactionary western slavish butterfly gang with the help of the JVP hooligans now parroting the slogan of ”Mudal Apita –Api Mudalata”(Money for us and we are for Money), the federal psychopaths terrorist proxies and reprehensible Muslim politicians who had been alleged... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/18)

විශ්වාස භංගයක් අලුතෙන් ‘‘විධිමත්ව’’ සම්මත කලොත් පිලිගන්න බව ජනපති දන්වයි.. විධිමත් ක‍්‍රමය මෙන්න.එජාප ප‍්‍රබලයන් තිදෙනෙකුට අගමැති වෙන්නැයි ජනපති ආරාධනා කරලා..?
 lanka C news
පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ බහුතරය ඇත්නම් එය තමනට නියමානුකූල ආකාරයෙන් පෙන්වා සිටින්නැනි ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා එක්සත් ජාතික පෙරමුණ පක්ෂ නායකයන්ට පෙන්වා දී ඇත. ඔහු මේ බව සඳහන් කර ඇත්තේ අද පස්වරුවේ ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලයේදී එම පෙරමුණේ නායකයන් සමග පැවති පැවති සකච්ඡාවේදිය. පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ දී සම්මත කළේ යැයි කියන විශ්වාසභංගය තමන් පිළිනොගන්නා බවත් ඒ වෙනුවට වෙනත් විශ්වාසභංගයක් ඉදිරිපත් කර විධිමත් ක්‍රමවේදයක් අනුව සම්මත කර ඉදිරිපත් කළහොත් කමන් එහිදී ව්‍යවස්ථානුකූල කටයුතු කරන බව ද ජනාධිපතිවරයා සඳහන් කර තිබේ. නව විශ්වාසභංග යෝජනාව හෙට දිනයේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට මෙම සාකච්ඡාවේදී අවධානය යොමුවී ඇති අතර ඒ සඳහා වන ඡන්ද විමසීම මන්ත්‍රීවරුන්ගේ නමින් සිදු කරන්නැයි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/18)

යා දෙක නොරත රත; වත්මන් දේශපාලන අර්බුධය විනිවිද දකිමු - 1
ආචාර්ය චමිල ලියනගේ
මේ පබැඳුම අලගියවන්න මුකවෙට්ටිතුමාගේය. කාලත්‍රය දැකීමට සමත් පඬිවරුන්ගේ සංකල්පනාවන්හි අදාළත්වය සර්ව කාලීන වන්නේය; සර්ව භෞමික වන්නේය. ලාඞකේය දේශපාලනයේ අද උද්ගත වී ඇති තත්ත්වය විග්‍රහ කරගැනීමෙහි ලා මේ සංකල්පය වෙසෙසින්ම  ගැලපෙන බව අපගේ අදහසයි. ඊට හේතුව පසුගිය 2018.10.26 දින අපේ රටේ දේශපාලනතන්ත්‍රයේ සිදුවූ අනපේක්ෂිත ‘විප්ලවයට’ පාදක වූයේ ‘නොගැලපීමක්’ නිසාය. එම පරිවර්තනය මෑත කාලීන දේශපාලනික හෝ දේශපාලනික නොවන ප්‍රවෘත්ති අතර උණුසුම්ම පුවත බව අප අවිවාදයෙන් පිලිගන්නේ තවමත් එම උණුසුම පහව ගොස් නොමැති බැවිණි. එහෙත්, එක්සත් ජනතා නිදහස් සන්ධානය, ඊනියා ජාතික ආණ්ඩුවෙන් ඉවත් වීමද, රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ධූරයෙන් ඉවත් කිරීමද,  පසුව හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා වශයෙන් පත්කිරීමද... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/18)

What happens when politicians get tired of talking…… They behave like animals ???
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
Would you believe that Parliamentarians do fight not only in Sri Lanka bur all over the world? They do not fight for democracy. They fight over the rights they may lose .They fight for pensions, they fight to keep the facilities they enjoy They fight for sumptuous meal they get almost free .They fight for car permit, They fight for retaining the spouse or siblings or children in their staff pay-roll .They fight to retain rights to travel all over the world .They fight to keep mistresses as secretaries. They fight to get money from president... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/18)

රටපුරා වස බෙදන ලවුඩ්-ස්පීකර් කැරොල් කරත්තය තිස්ස ගුණතිලක
තිස්ස ගුණතිලක සිඩ්නි නුවර සිට
කුමරි ඹබසර පුදා නෙක ගැහැට වින්දාය මෑ සලෙළුනට රැවටෙමින් සිය රැසිරැ පිදුවාය මෑ ඉසුරැ සඳහා මොවුන් උගසටද තැබුවාය මෑ අසරනව අද මෙසේ මහමගට වැටුනාය මෑ මැගේ නම ලංකාය........ ජනතා පරමාධිපත්‍ය නැවත ප්‍රතිෂ්ඨාපනය කිරීම ලබන දෙසැම්බර් 07 වනදාට කල්දමා ඇ‌ත. එදිනවත් එය සිදුවේදැයි ජනතාව විමසිල්ලෙන් බලා සිටී. අවුරැදු 70කට වඩා වැඩි කාලයක් ජනතා පරමාධිපත්‍ය සදහා කැපවුනු ලක්මෑණියන් අද මුවින් නිහඩය. ඇ‌ය සුසුම් සලන්නීය. දෙසැම්බර් 07 වනදා එම සුසුම කඳුලකට හැරේ දෝයි ඇ‌ගේ දූපුතුන් පපුවට තබාගත් දෝත් ඇ‌තිව බලාසිටී. අසරණව වැතිර සිටින ඇ‌යගේ දේහය මතින් තම කැරොල් කරත්තය පැදවීමට දතකට මැදගෙන ලවුඩ්-ස්පීකර් තුමා ඇ‌තුළු ගෝත්‍රිකයින් බලාසිටි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/18)

පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ පිහි ඇණුමක්.. ලේ සෙලවෙයි.. මන්ත‍්‍රී ඝාතනයක් නූලෙන් වැලකේ.. එජාප මන්ත‍්‍රීන් දෙදෙනෙකු පිහි ගෙනැත්.. කඩු පොලුත් ගේන්නැයි කතානායක කියලා..
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අද පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ ඇති වූ ගැටුමට වගකිව යුත්තේ කථානායක කරු ජයසූරිය මහතා බව ඇමති දයාසිරි ජයසේකර මහතා කියයි. කථානායකවරා පුටුවේ රැදී සිටීමෙන් මෙම නොසන්සුන්කාරී තත්වය ඇති වූ බවත් ඔහු අසුනෙන් ඉවත්ව ගියේ නම් මෙම තත්වය ඇති නොවන බවත් ඔහු කියා සිටී. අද පාර්ලිමේන්තුව තුලට එජාප මන්ත‍්‍රිවරුන් දෙදෙනෙකු තියුණු පිහි රැුගෙන පැමිණ සිටි බවද ඔහු පැවසීය. මේ සම්බන්දයෙන් කතානායකවරයාට කී අවස්ථාවේ පිහි බැරිනම් කඩු පොලු හරි ගේන්නැයි කතානායකවරයා කී බවද ඔහු කිවේය. මේ අතර පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රි ජයන්තර සමරවීර මහතා සදහන් කරන්නේ දිලුම් අමුණුගම මහතාට තුවාල වූයේ පාලිත තෙවරප්පෙරුම මන්ත්‍රීවරයා පිහියක් වැනීම නිසා බවයි. රන්ජන් රාමනායක හා පාලිත... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/18)

Anarchy, here we come!
Editorial Courtesy The Island
November 15, 2018, 9:29 pm People dislike governments and politicians. In advanced democracies the public asks for less government because meddlesome politicians make people’s lives miserable. We, the inhabitants of this land like no other, are apparently without a government at present. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya declared in Parliament, yesterday, for everyone to hear, that the Prime Minister and the Cabinet of ministers appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena recently had ceased to hold office with effect from Nov. 14 owing to the ratification of a ‘motion of no confidence’. The President has rejected out of hand the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/18)

President tells party leaders to prove majority properly
Courtesy Adaderana
A special meeting was held this evening (15), between President Maithripala Sirisena, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and the leaders of all political parties affiliated with United National Front (UNF) and Tamil National Alliance (TNA). The meeting, which lasted for nearly two hours, was focused on the existing political situation of the country. According to the President’s Media Division (PMD), the group of party leaders had stated that they hold the parliament majority and requested the President to accept this fact. In response, the President has emphasized that he always acts in accordance with the Constitution of the country... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/18)

Govt. ready to defeat NCM if UNF-led alliance adheres to protocols: SB
Sandun A. Jayasekera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
If the UNF-led political alliance follows proper Parliamentary procedures and Standing Orders when bringing in a no-confidence motion (NCM) against the government and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the government is ready to face it and defeat it, Chief Whip and Highways Minister S.B. Dissanayake said today. He said the government would easily secure a minimum of 125 votes in Parliament to defeat the NCM. Addressing the media at his office, the minister said the UNP-led alliance against the government could hand over the NCM to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya after Parliament met this afternoon... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/18)

Thewarapperuma brandishes knife in House
By Kelum Bandara, Sandun A Jayasekera and Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The conduct of some parliamentarians stooped down to such low levels today that, for the first time in history, there were allegations that some UNP MPs smuggled in sharp knives into the Chamber of the House for any untoward action. The photos went viral in the internet and social media showing UNP MP Palitha Thewarapperuma brandishing a knife in an apparent brawl with UPFA MP Prasanna Ranaweera behind the Speaker’s Chair during commotion in the House. UPFA MPs Johnston Fernando and Mahindananda Aluthgamage were seen trying to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/18)

Knife brandishing: Complaint lodged against Ranjan, Palitha
Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The government yesterday said it had lodged a complaint with the police over UNP MPs Ranjan Ramanayake and Palitha Thewarapperuma who had allegedly threatened government MPs in Parliament with a knife. Govt. MP Indika Anuruddha said a complaint has been lodged with the police post at the Parliamentary complex. “Both Ranjan Ramanayake and Palitha Thewarapperuma threatened me with a knife inside the chamber. When I brought Speaker’s attention to this, he said not knives but swords should be brought in because of the current state of affairs. "This is unacceptable. Prime Minister Mahinda... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/18)

ජනාධිපතිතුමා රැකිය යුත්තේ එක එක පක්ෂවල ප්‍රතිපත්ති නොව ව්‍යවස්ථාවයි
ක්‍රිෂාන් පතිරත් ජයසූරිය උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
ජනාධිපතිවරයා මෑත කාලයේදී ගත් තීන්දු හා තීරණ ව්‍යවස්ථාවට අනුකූලව නිවැරැදි ක්‍රියාදාමයන් බව එළිය සංවිධානය වෙනුවෙන් අදහස් දක්වමින් එරන්ද ගිනිගේ මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කරයි. ඊයේ (13දා) එළිය සංවිධානයේ මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක්වෙමින් ගිනිගේ මහතා මෙසේ ප්‍රකාශ කළේය. එරන්ද ගිනිගේ මහතා මෙසේද පැවසීය. "දැන් අපේ රටේ ඇති වී ඇති තත්ත්වය සමහරු අර්ථකථනය කරනවා ව්‍යවස්ථා අර්බුදයක් ලෙස. මේ කතා කරන බොහෝදෙනා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ව්‍යවස්ථාව කියවලා නැහැ. ඔබ ව්‍යවස්ථාව අරගෙන කියවන්න. සමහරු කියනවා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රිවරු 225 තමයි උත්තරීතර කියලා. එය සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම වැරැදි ප්‍රකාශයක්. ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජන රජයේ උත්තරීතර නීතිය හා ආයතනය ව්‍යවස්ථාවයි. එහි තිබෙනවා ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජනරජයේ පරමාධිපත්‍යය ජනතාව කෙරෙහි පිහිටා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/18)

President lashes out at Speaker over his ‘conduct’
Courtesy Ceylon Today
President Maithripala Sirisena reminded Speaker of the House, Karu Jayasuriya that on 9 January of 2015, he had appointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister on the request of the United National Party (UNP), the political party the Speaker represents, even though the UNP had only 41 seats in the House. The President responded to the letter sent by the Speaker in relation to the Parliamentary matters on 14 November 2018 (reconvening of the House). “When appointing a Premier in accordance with the Constitution, the provision is that I shall appoint a Member of Parliament,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/18)

Lankan opposition agrees to move fresh No Confidence Motion as per established norms
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 15 (newsin.asia): Opposition parties in the Sri Lankan parliament are expected to submit a fresh Motion of No Confidence (MNC) against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa soon, following an agreement they had reached with President Maithripala Sirisena here on Thursday. President Sirisena told opposition leaders who met him, that he is not opposed to moving an MNC against the government headed by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. According to Mano Ganeshf Tamil Progressive Alliance, the President also promised not to prorogue parliament again. But he made it clear that he would insist that the MNC is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/18)

Sri Lanka’s UNP says ready for elections, but only if held legally
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, Nov 15 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s ousted Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Thursday reiterated that his party held a majority in Parliament as a mass political demonstration led by his party got underway in capital Colombo. Addressing the rally, Wickremesinghe said that a no confidence motion on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse which was presented in Parliament on Wednesday had been passed by a majority and called on President Maithripala Sirisena to accept the results declared by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. Wickremesinghe said his party was ready to face a parliamentary election but only if it was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/18)

Lankan Prez accuses Speaker of violating parliamentary procedures
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 14: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday refused to accept a letter sent by parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya explaining  the happenings in the House earlier in the day, according to a ruling party member Dayasiri Jayasekara. Instead, he issued a statement saying that the Speaker had flouted parliamentary procedures in getting the No Trust Motion passed. The President said that the Speaker had failed to adhere to Standing Orders and other Parliamentary procedures when it came to the No Confidence Motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government. “The list of signatures attached with the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/18)

ජනතා පරමාධිපත්‍යට ඉඩ දෙමු
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය 2018 නොවැම්බර් 15 වෙනි බ්‍රහස්පතින්දා ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ කළ කතාවේ පිටපත
ගරු කථානායකතුමනි, පැවති ආණ්ඩුව විසිරුවල  ඊලඟ මහ මැතිවරණය තෙක් අන්තර්කාලීන ආණ්ඩුවක් පිහිටවපු හේතු ජනාධිපතිතුමා පැහැදිලි කරලා තියෙනවා. පසුගිය ඔක්තෝබර් 26 වෙනිදා වෙනකොට ජනතාව හිටියේ විශාල පීඩනයකින්. ඉන්ධන මිල සූත්‍රය හා රුපියලේ කඩාවැටීම නිසා දිනෙන් දින වැඩිවෙන ජීවන වියදම, කිසිදාක අත්නොදුටු ආකාරයේ බදු බර, මහ බැංකු මංකොල්ලය නිසා දෙගුණයකින් වැඩි වුණු පොලී අනුපාතය, රටේ වරායවල්, ගුවන් තොටුපොලවල්, රජයට අයත් ලාබදායි ව්‍යාපෘති, ඇතුලු සියලු රජයේ දේපොල විදේශිකයන්ට විකිනීමට සැරසීම, ඉඩම් සින්නක්කරව විදේශිකයන්ට විකිනීමට නව නීති සැකසීම, විද්වතුන් හා දේශීය ව්‍යාපාරිකයන්ගේ මතය නොසලකා විදෙස් ගිවිසුම් වලට එළැඹීම, අයෝජකයන්ගෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/18)

Let the people’s sovereignty prevail
MEDIA RELEASE Text of the speech made by the Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in Parliament on Thursday the 15th  November 2018.
 Hon Speaker, The President has explained why he dismissed the previous government and appointed an interim government until the conclusion of the next general election. By the 26th of October, the people of this country were living under enormous pressure. The cost of living was increasing on a daily basis due to the fuel pricing formula and the rapid depreciation of the Rupee. The unprecedented tax burden, the doubling of interest rates as a result of the Central... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/18)

Speaker to decide on new seating arrangements today??
Sudath Gunasekara
15.11.2018 Nov 15 (FT) T 2018. New seating arrangement in Parliament will be decided by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya this morning. The Speaker, though he madly thinks, pretends and tries to acts as the Head of the State, being completely out of his normal senses, should at least now understand he is not yet the Head of the State or the Government of this country under the Constitution. Therefore it is illegal and unconstitutional for him to make someone else to sit there. Fortunately for the country he is not the authority constitutionally empowered to appoint the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/18)

''ගජා'' සුළි කුණාටුව හේතුවෙන් සිදුවිය හැකි හානි
දිනසේන රතුගමගේ
''ගජා'' සුළි කුණාටුව හේතුවෙන් සිදුවිය හැකි හානි අවම කිරීම සදහා ගත හැකි සෑම පියවරක්ම ගෙන ඇති බවත් යම් හෙයකින් ජනතාව විපතට පත් වුවහොත් ඔවුන්ට ඉතා කඩිනමින් සහන සලසා දීමට අවශ්‍ය සෑම පියවරක්ම ගෙන ඇති බවත් උතුරේ දිසාපතිවරු සදහන් කරයි. යාපනය දිසාපති නාගලිංගම් වේදනායගම් මහතා කියා සිටියේ යාපනයේ ධීවරයින්ව මුහුදු යාමට නොදී නාවික හමුදාව හා ධීවර නිලධාරීන් ඔවුන් පිළිබදව දැඩි විමසිල්ලෙන් සිටින බවයි. යාපනයේ කන්කසන්තුරේ පේදුරුතුඩුව යන පළාත් කෙරෙහි දැඩි අවධානයක් යොමු කොට ඇති බව කී දිසාපතිවරයා මන්නාරම හා වවුනියාව යන පළාත් වල දිසාපතිවරු සමග මේ කටයුත්තේදී ඉතා දැඩි සබදතාවයකින් සිටින බවද කියා සිටියේය. එම පළාත්වල දිසාපතිවරුන්ගෙන් හා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/18)

Mahinda Rajapaksa’s full speech in Parliament-Let the people’s sovereignty prevail
Courtesy Adaderana
The full text of the speech made by the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in Parliament on Thursday (November 15). Let the people’s sovereignty prevail Hon Speaker, The President has explained why he dismissed the previous government and appointed an interim government until the conclusion of the next general election. By the 26th of October, the people of this country were living under enormous pressure. The cost of living was increasing on a daily basis due to the fuel pricing formula and the rapid depreciation of the Rupee. The unprecedented tax burden, thedoubling of interest rates as a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/18)

Tense situation in Parliament; Speaker leaves chamber
Courtesy Adaderana
UPDATE (10.56 a.m.) - Speaker Karu Jayasuriya got up from his chair and left the chamber amidst the uproar during the Parliamentary session and arguments between MPs from government and opposition. He left, without adjourning parliament, as MPs from both sides surrounded him and continued to argue and clash. The legislators refused to return to their seats and let the session resume despite the repeated calls by the Speaker to do so. However, a large number of MPs representing both the government and opposition still remain within the Chamber with some even chanting slogans in protest. https://youtu.be/Vr_NtNr0bAs ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/18)

Speaker is misusing powers - Mahinda Rajapaksa
Courtesy Adaderana
Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the Prime Minister is appointed by the President and not the Speaker and accused Speaker  Karu Jayasuriya of misusing his powers and acting in a baised manner. He also said that he does not care about the premiership and that he accepted the position to save the country from the brink of disaster. “Prime Minister or not, I am still Mahinda Rajapaksa. I don’t care about the Prime Ministership,” he responded to accusations from opposition MPs, saying he was no longer PM, as he commenced his speech in Parliament this morning (15). “It... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/18)

Will not recognize any PM or Cabinet hereafter – Speaker
Courtesy Adaderana
Speaker says hereafter he will not accept any Prime Minister or Cabinet of Ministers in the parliament since a No Confidence motion had been passed yesterday (15). Speaker Karu Jayasuriya mentioned this at the parliamentary session held today (15). He says that he will not recognize all current ministers, state ministers, deputy ministers as well as the current Leader of the House and the Chief Government Whip. “I can be challenged only within the parliament. Outside of the parliament, I cannot be criticized”, he further said. https://youtu.be/fH0ms9-BwiE The Parliamentary session commenced at 10 am this morning; however,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/18)

YAHAPALANA AS A PUPPET REGIME Part 1
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The Yahapalana government elected in 2015 is Sri Lanka’s very first puppet government. Analysts were quick to spot this. Lasanda Kurukulasuriya asked in 2015 ‘is Lanka being micro managed from afar.  In 2016, the media said, ‘Yahapalana is acting on a preplanned scenario.’  ‘Government is following a foreign agenda.’ The public agreed. ‘Certain countries were exploring every possible political avenue, by hook or crook, to topple Mahinda Rajapaksa and to install a puppet regime to achieve their goals,’ said S. Akurugoda. If Yahapalana is a puppet government then who is pulling the strings? It is the United States of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/18)

At Last the President has taken the best decision to solve the present political crisis allowing the people to sort it out peacefully and democratically in the interest of the country and the people, when RW opts for a blood bath uprising to keep him in power by calling his butterfly supporters to stage a nationwide protest for 13 days. 
Dr Sudath Gunasekara
12.11. 2018. Since I am not a lawyer I do not propose to comment on the legal side of this issue. I leave it for legal luminaries to do that job. But as a layman and a retired senior public servant and also as an apolitical man who puts the country and its people first, I have the right to express my personal opinion. Regarding the now confused legal opinion, suffice it to say the President’s decision to dissolve the Parliament in terms of the powers vested in him by the Constitution of the Republic under... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/18)

It it uncommon to have a Minority government ?
A minority government, or minority cabinet or minority parliament, is a cabinet formed in a parliamentary system when a political party or coalition of parties does not have a majority of overall seats in the parliament. It is sworn into office, with or without the formal support of other parties, to enable a government to be formed. Under such a government, legislation can only be passed with the support of enough other members of the legislature to provide a majority, encouraging multi-partisanship. A minority government tends to be much less stable than a majority government because if they can unite for the purpose, opposing parliamentary members have the numbers to vote against legislation,... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 15/11/18)

Parliament dissolved to form a People’s Government – Part IV
By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA .
In part III of this article it was highlighted yesterday the treachery of Anura Kumara and his money voracious Cabal.  In their malicious servility to Ranil Wickunanasinghe they unsuccessfully brought 20th amendment to the constitution as a private members motion to usurp all the powers of the President and confer those powers and some additional powers to their patron Ranil. An ardent member of the JVP cabal Vijitha Herath recently said that they were ready to defeat Mahinda Rajapaksa government in the parliament and accordingly they submitted a No Confidence Motion when the parliament... -Full Story-
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West should not meddle with internal matters: Prelate
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter Most Ven. Warakagoda Gnanarathna Thera said on Tuesday that Western countries should not infringe on Sri Lanka’s internal matters. The prelate expressed these views when Buddha Sasana Affairs Minister Udaya Gammanpila called on the Thera. The Ven. Thera said following the change of the Government, it was now possible to save many resources that were about to be surrendered to the foreign countries. “Western forces had become displeased over the sudden political change happened in Sri Lanka without their knowledge and we have to confront strong foreign forces such... -Full Story-
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President accuses Speaker of ignoring Constitution and Standing Orders
Courtesy Adaderana
In a letter to the Speaker, President Maithripala Sirisena says that the Speaker of Parliament has ignored the Constitution, Standing Orders and Parliamentary traditions in passing the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister. The letter is a response to the letter and attached documents sent by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to the President regarding the motion of no-confidence passed during the parliament session this morning, against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa or the Cabinet of Ministers and government appointed on or after 26th October 2018. The motion had stated that the “Gazette Extraordinary Nos. 2094/43, 2094/43A and 2094/44 dated... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/18)

Constitutional gridlock and petitions against a Parliamentary election
By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island
November 14, 2018, 9:51 pm With the suspension of the gazette notification dissolving Parliament till the 7th December, the political uncertainty in the country is set to continue for three more weeks. When one looks at the petitioners who went to the Supreme Court against the President’s decision to dissolve Parliament and hold fresh elections, we cannot help but notice that they were the same political parties that colluded with one another to change the local government elections system in August 2017 in order to delay holding elections to local government bodies that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/18)

Antho jata, bahi jata
Editorial Thursday 15th November, 2018 Courtesy The Island
November 14, 2018, 9:54 pm The country finds itself in a perfect mess. It has two Prime Ministers and two governments. The Speaker and the President are acting like two private bus drivers disputing the lead; they have already brought the institutions they represent—the legislature and the executive—on a collision course besides creating some bad precedents which will not just go away after the dust settles on the political arena sooner or later. There’s the rub. As for the current situation, one may say, antho jata bahi jata (‘conflicts within, conflicts without’).... -Full Story-
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Lankan Prez accuses Speaker of violating parliamentary procedures
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 14: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday refused to accept a letter sent by parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya explaining  the happenings in the House earlier in the day, according to a ruling party member Dayasiri Jayasekara. Instead, he issued a statement saying that the Speaker had flouted parliamentary procedures in getting the No Trust Motion passed. The President said that the Speaker had failed to adhere to Standing Orders and other Parliamentary procedures when it came to the No Confidence Motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government. “The list of signatures attached with the motion... -Full Story-
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Breaking constitutional and parliamentary norms appears to be the new norm in Lanka
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 14 (newsin.asia): Sri Lanka was for long a bastion of Western culture in social and political behavior. But these  markers, which distinguished it from its neighbors in South Asia for decades after independence from British rule, are fast disappearing in the political sphere. Politics in Sri Lanka is now a crass and unabashed pursuit of self interest and power, irrespective of its impact on institutions so painstakingly built up and so carefully nurtured over the years since 1931 when universal adult franchise was introduced in the island for the first time in the British... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/18)

No Trust Vote against Rajapaksa regime “passed” amidst chaos
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 14 (newsin.asia): The Speaker of the Sri Lankan parliament, Karu Jayasuriya  on Wednesday declared that a No Confidence Motion against the government of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was passed in the midst high voltage commotion and confusion. There was no debate, and no vote as such was taken. But the Speaker said that voices and the look on the faces of the MPs showed that the motion had the approval of the majority of the members. Later, the motion was said to have been passed with 122 votes in favor. The House has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/18)

Sri Lanka’s political crisis heightens with Mahinda Rajapakse’s party not accepting NCM
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, Nov 14 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s political crisis heightened further on Wednesday when ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former president Mahinda Rajapakse both claimed they would continue in government following a heated debate in Parliament earlier in the day. Hours after a no confidence motion was submitted on the floor of Parliament against new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse and his government, ousted Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said the motion had been passed through a ‘voice vote’ with a majority of legislators voting for it. He then told journalists in a media briefing from the Parliamentary... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/18)

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    Final assault
    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)
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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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