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President's Address to Nation: Taking the Bull by the Horns
By Rohana R. Wasala
I do not normally speak as a Sinhalese, and I do not think that the leader of this council ought to think of himself as a Sinhalese representative, but for once I should like to speak as a Sinhalese and assert with all the force at my command that the interests of one community are the interests of all. We are of one another, whatever race or creed. D.S. Senanayake, 1945 (‘Don Stephen Senanayake' by H.A.J. Hulugalle, 1970) President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in his address to the nation, on completion of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

How to fix the current FLAWED constitution which allows ethnic laws and is NOT "One law"
Stanley Gunaratne 
The current 1978 Constitution's "Equality" clauses are meaningless since they are superseded by 600+ personal laws thanks to Article 16 overriding Article 12.  Article 16 currently permits any personal laws made by Parliament before, or after 1978 to override the Constitution! This flies in the face of equality. The best Constitution we had was the Soulsbury Constitution which had ironclad guarantees to prevent such nonsense.  PROPOSAL IN A NEW CONSTITUTION: THE CEYLON BASIC LAW (Section 1) The Republic shall ensure the preservation of its ancient heritage,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

China has   stepped up its diplomatic relations with Sri Lanka after Pohottu government came in.  A very experienced Chinese diplomat Qi Zhenhong   arrived in November 2020 as ambassador to Sri Lanka. Qi Zhenhong was head of China Institute of International Studies, a premier international relations think tank in China. He has an excellent understanding of the complex realities in the Indian Ocean, said analysts.     He comes here at a time when the actions of USA, India and several other countries are rapidly militarizing the Indian Ocean and is applying pressure on smaller nations to join them.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

The 19th Amendment: get over it already!
There are all kinds of yahapalanists. There are those who cannot be in denial simply because they were right in the middle of the yahapalana project or rather a project by that name (for good governance was certainly not their cup of tea as history showed and practice demonstrated). Then there are those who opted for a change of clothes. Name change, symbol change, address change etc., didn't make them unrecognizable. SJB and UNP, telephone and elephant, it's the same. All yahapalanists. The praise and blame accrue to one and all. Well, add to this... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

A Plan To Ensure Every Sri Lankan Plate is Full During COVID and Thereafter
A paper submitted By  The Sri Lanka Study Circle 
The COVID Attack  In the first quarter of 2020, the world was plagued by a COVID virus which has, as at now, caused the deaths of over a one and a half million people.  A tiny bug has literally brought the world -the globalised world - to a standstill with economies dislocated, education retarded, food chains ruptured, ‘goods and services' chains scuppered and health services disrupted.  The virus has adversely affected, albeit in different ways, both the purveyors of globalisation and those dragooned into... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

Professionals Quash chicken-brained Mangala’s Budget criticisms Part I
Sri Lanka’s worst quisling who was kicked out of parliamentary politics by the Maha Sangha and the patriotic people of Matara and was forced to become a political orphan who exposed his economic lacuna by attempting to criticize the visionary and futuristic budget 2021budget due to sheer jealousy with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksea.  Unlike this ignoramus nincompoop, the budget has been hailed by the business community, academics and economists as a as a long term futuristic budget while this lintgerie designer says that it is a budget that facilitates money laundering.  This political... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

A budget presented amid celebrations and acquittals
Over the last few weeks there has been a concerted campaign in social media attacking President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The ‘Gota Fail Campaign,’ as it was, promoted a strong response questioning the success of the President’s detractors. The campaign was clearly targeting the President’s first anniversary celebrations and the impending reading of the budget. The campaign failed or rather, now that the moment has passed, the campaigners have taken a break.It was a week made of celebratory days, depending on one’s political preferences of course. We had Mahinda Rajapaksa celebrating his 75th birthday. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa completed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම රාජ්‍ය ප්‍රතිපත්තිය යටතේ කලාකරුවන් සඳහා හදිසි අනතුරු සහ වෛද්‍ය රක්ෂණාවරණයක්
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාගේ උපදෙස් පරිදි සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම රාජ්‍ය ප්‍රතිපත්තිය යටතේ කලාකරුවන් සඳහා හදිසි අනතුරු සහ වෛද්‍ය රක්ෂණාවරණයක් හඳුන්වාදීමේ පළමු අදියර ක්‍රියාත්මක කරමින්, රක්ෂණාවරය ලබාදීම වේදිකා නාට්‍ය ක්ෂේත්‍රය සඳහා වෙන් කර තිබේ. සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම රාජ්‍ය ප්‍රතිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශනය 2020 වර්ෂයේදීම යථාර්ථයක් බවට පත් කරමින් හඳුන්වා දෙන මෙම රක්ෂණාවරණය, බුද්ධශාසන ආගමික හා සංස්කෘතික කටයුතු අමාත්‍ය හා ටවර් හෝල් රඟහල පදනමේ සභාපති ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමන්ගේ අධීක්ෂණය හා පූර්ණ උපදෙස් මත සිදු කෙරේ. ජාතික උරුමය ප්‍රාසංග කලා හා ග්‍රාමීය කලා ශිල්පී ප්‍රවර්ධන කටයුතු රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය විදුර වික්‍රමනායක මහතාගේ උපදෙස් පරිදි ටවර් හෝල් රඟහල පදනම විසින්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

සජිත්ගේ පක්‍ෂය සම්පූර්ණ නඩත්තුව බදියුදීන්ගේ කළු සල්ලිවලින්.. බැංකු ගිණුම් සහිත සාක්‍ෂි ලැබෙයි..
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
සමගි ජන බලවේගය පක්ෂය පවත්වාගෙන යන්නේ නිසා රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන්ගේ කළු සල්ලිවලින් බව ඇමති මහින්දානන්ද අලුත්ගමගේ මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. එම පක්‍ෂයේ මැතිවරණ වියදම් ද සියලූ වියදම් සිදු කරන්නේ රිෂාඩ් බදුර්දීන් බවත් පැවැසූ ඇමැතිවරයා තමනට ඒ බව ඔප්පු කිරීමට සියලු සාක්ෂි ඇතැයිද කියා සිටියේය. පසුගිය මහ මැතිවරණයේ දී සහ ජනාධිපති ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී ලබාදුන් මුදල් සහ සියළු බැංකු ගිණුම්ද පිළිබඳව සාක්ෂි තමන් සතුව ඇති බවත් ඔහු පැවසදීය. ඒ මහතා මේ බව කියා සිටියේ අයවැය කාරක අවස්ථාවේ විවාදයට එක් වෙමිනි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

How colonialism crippled Sri Lankan peasant agriculture
By P.K. Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy Ceylon Today
When the British ruled Sri Lanka, peasant agriculture, with paddy as the main crop, was systematically weakened to yield place to plantation-based commercial agriculture monopolized by them. Colombo, November 25: When the British ruled Sri Lanka, peasant agriculture, with paddy as the main crop, was systematically weakened to yield place to plantation-based commercial agriculture monopolized by them. Sri Lankan peasant agriculture is yet to recover from the historical neglect as the island nation continues to be dependent on food imports to fill vital gaps in supply. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

The West continues its campaign to destabilize Sri Lanka
By Sugeeswara Senadhira/Ceylon Today
Economic pressure is being added to baseless charges of authoritarianism at the behest of the Tamil separatist lobby, writes Sugeeswara Senadhira in Ceylon Today. Colombo, November 23: As the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government completed its first year, the hostile West commenced its attacks on Sri Lanka with renewed vehemence. Recent reports reflect the ardent desire of the West to find fault with every step taken by the Sri Lankan Government. The moment, a decision to curtail imports were announced with the intention of saving much-needed foreign exchange and also... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

Garden Agro-Engineering: Emerging Stronger After COVID-19
By Dr. C. G. Ilangakoon Courtesy Ceylon Today
It was with absolute pride and delight, the voters of Sri Lanka as a whole watched the address to the Nation, delivered by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on 18 November 2020, certainly to the exclusion of few political hypocrites of opportunism, rejected by the people. He articulated the following contents very much assertively: “It is no secret that the majority who voted for me then were Sinhalese.  They rallied because they had legitimate fears that the Sinhala race, our religion, national resources and the heritage would... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

NEWSSirisena, who claimed he was very sick on day of attack managed to return home same night
By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island
Former Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) SDIG Nilantha Jayawardena had contacted the Personal Security Officer (PSO) of former President Maithripala Sirisena three times on the day of the Easter Sunday attacks, it was revealed, on Thursday night, at the PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks. A Warrant Officer of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Anura Nishantha, who had manned the phone exchange at Sirisena’s official residence at Paget Road on April 21, 2019 revealed this at the PCoI. Responding to the question raised by the Commissioners, Nishantha... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

Be on alert for COVID-19 symptoms, don’t wait until condition worsens – Chief Epidemiologist
Courtesy Adaderana
A significant number of COVID-19 deaths reported from the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda COVID-19 clusters have occurred at home, says Chief Epidemiologist Specialist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera. He points out that the elderly and individuals with chronic diseases in high-risk areas should be more alert about new illnesses. “Elderly people in high-risk areas and people with chronic illnesses need to seek medical attention immediately if they develop any new symptoms. It can be a fever, cough, cold, sore throat, or difficulty in breathing. It could also be symptoms such as weakness, loss... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

502 new cases of coronavirus cases detected today
Courtesy Adaderana
Department of Government Information says that another 208 individuals have tested positive for novel coronavirus in the country. All new cases are close contacts of previously identified positive patients from the Peliyagoda cluster.  A total of 502 new cases of Covid-19 have been identified so far today (25). This brings the total number of cases reported from the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda Covid-19 cluster to 17,938.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll at 96 with 2 more deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka’s death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 96 as two infected persons have succumbed to the disease, the Department of Government Information confirmed. The deceased are a 45-year-old woman from Colombo 12, and an 80-year-old man from the Pannipitya area. The woman had passed away at the Colombo National Hospital on November 23 from a cardiac arrest caused by COVID-19. The male had been transferred from the Sri Jayawardenepura Hospital to the Pimbura Base Hospital upon being diagnosed as a COVID-19 patient. He had passed away today... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is cheaper than Pfizer’s and Moderna’s and doesn’t require supercold temperature
Courtesy theconversation.com
The biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has released data on what is now the third promising vaccine candidate against COVID-19 – and it has several advantages over those of its competitors, Pfizer and Moderna. On Monday, AstraZeneca released interim analysis of its phase 3 trial data of 23,000 volunteers from the U.K. and Brazil. These results show that the test vaccine is between 70% and 90% effective in stopping COVID-19, depending on the vaccine doses administered. Although less effective than the reported results from the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine candidates, this vaccine is still more effective than annual... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/20)

Over 1 BILLION doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against Covid expected in 2021 as producer promises low prices
Courtesy RT
More than 500 million people will be able to take the pioneering Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus next year. Its developers say the two-shot jab will be sold cheaper than those of its foreign competitors. The drug will be produced not only in Russia but also by “leading foreign pharmaceutical companies” who agreed to cooperation deals with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). Talks with additional international partners are underway to further increase production capacity.  “Sputnik V will be two or more times cheaper than mRNA vaccines with similar... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/20)

Hizbullah received over Rs.4 Bn foreign funds to BoC accounts
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Two Bank of Ceylon (BoC) accounts operated by former Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hizbullah had received over Rs. 4 billion in terms of foreign funds within a period of three years before the Easter Sunday terror attacks, according to what transpired during deliberations of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing Easter Sunday attacks.   Testifying before the Commission, former BoC Bank Manager of Colpetty Branch I.C.K. Kannangara said that Hizbullah had operated five accounts at Colpetty branch.    However, evidence had been led before the Commission pertaining to two accounts named... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/20)

මැඩිල්ලේ හිමිගේ පන්සලට රහස් පොලිසිය යැවුවේ ඇමති චමල්.. මා නොවේ..- ඇමති ජොන්ස්ටන් කියයි..
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සිංහලේ සංවිධානයේ මහ ලේකම් පූජ්‍ය මැඩිල්ලේ පඤ්ඤාලෝක හිමියන්ගේ විහාරස්ථානයට රහස් පොලිසිය යවන ලද්දේ තමන් විසින් නොවන බව ඇමති ජොන්ස්ටන් ප‍්‍රනාන්දු මහතා පවසයි. චමල් රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතාට එල්ල වූ අසත්‍ය චෝදනාවක් ගැන තොරතුරු ලබා ගැනීමට ඔහු විසින් කරන ලද දැනුම් දීමක් මත එය සිදු වූ බවද ඒ මහතා පැවසීය. පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ අයවැය දෙවැනිවර කාරක සභා අවස්ථා විවාදයට එක්වෙමින් ඒ මහතා මෙම අදහස් පල කරන ලදී. මම පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ අද දහවල් හිටිය නැති වෙලාවෙදි හේෂා විතාන මන්ත්‍රීතුමා සහ ඉඳුනිල් අපේ දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ මන්ත්‍රීතුමාන්ලා මගේ නම ප්‍රකාශ කරලා මැඩිල්ලේ පඤ්ඤාලෝක හාමුදුරුවන්ට විරුද්ධව මම සීඅයිඩී එකේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/20)

Sri Lanka seeks consultants for $100m solar project
PV Magazine
The project will be developed under a credit line facility from the Exim Bank of India. The Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority has issued a tender to seek consultants for the pre-feasibility study of a large scale PV power plant. The project will be developed under a $100 million credit line facility from the Exim Bank of India. Of this sum, $85 million will be devoted to the deployment of rooftop PV arrays in government buildings under the country's net metering scheme, $5 million will be used for floating installations, and $10... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/20)

Pillayan granted bail
Courtesy Adaderana
Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) leader and parliamentarian Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias “Pillayan” has been granted bail by the Batticaloa High Court. The Batticaloa District MP was ordered released on bail by Batticaloa High Court Judge T. Wigneshwaran, when the case filed over the murder of former TNA MP Joseph Pararajasingham was taken up today. https://youtu.be/ocP-qyTbsgY Four other defendants in the case who were in remand custody were also granted bail by the court, Ada Derana reporter said. They were ordered released on two personal bonds of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/20)

Four new Covid-19 deaths take total to 94
Courtesy Adaderana
Four new Covid-19 related deaths have been reported in Sri Lanka, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed a short while ago. One of the victims is a 74-year-old male from Ginigathhena area. Reports revealed that he passed away on November 22 while receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Ragama Teaching Hospital. The cause of death was cited as multi-organ dysfunction due to complications of diarrhea induced by Covid-19 infection. The second victim, a 54-year-old male from Siyambalape South who was under treatment at the Colombo National Hospital has died... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/20)

Covid-19: 171 new infections identified with a total of 459 within the last 24 hours
Fresh COVID-19 positive cases were identified in Sri Lanka as the total number of cases reported from the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda clusters reached 17,436. The Department of Government Information said 171 more persons were tested positive for the virus.  A total of 287 more new Covid-19 cases were reported earlier evening bringing the total cases so far to 20,795, the Health Ministry said. All contacts are close contacts of earlier patients. All the new cases are close contacts of the Peliyagoda Fish Market cluster, reports confirmed. With the new development,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/20)

The LTTE's “Maaveer” celebrations: Packaging Suicide Killers as liberation Heroes.
Chandre Dharnawardana
The 26th of November is the Birthday of the dreaded leader of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) who was shot dead in 2009. Prabhakaran assassinated the elected leaders of the Tamil community in the 1980s [1], massacred other rival groups, suppressed dissent, and  hijacked the control of Tamil politics, to  launch a brutal war against the Sri Lankan government that lasted some three decades, ending in May 2009.  The whole of Sri Lanka, including the  majority of Tamils who live in the South with the Sinhalese celebrated the event. It was recorded as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/20)

The Foreign Stooge 3D Jayatilleke’s obsession with President’s Anniversary Message.
President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s Anniversary speech and the brilliant 2021 futuristic Budget presented by the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa have raised the trust of the people who suffered immensely under the destructive yamapalana government for the last 4 ½ years. The Anniversary speech clearly outlined the performances achieved during President’s first year under various obstacles made by the Sirisena/Ranil government and restrictions that had been placed upon him by the obnoxious 19th Amendment.  The President also outlined details of the work to be carried out and steps to be taken in the next four... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/20)

Stanley Gunaratne 
1. Abolition of Indo Lanka Accord. Adoption of a Foreign Policy of Balance to counter regional players. Adoption of a "Total Defence" policy based on Psychological, Social, Economic, Civil, Digital and Military Defence. The following two sections should be included in a future constitution and national policy: A lesson in history: 2. It was a catastrophic, incompetent, foolish and UNMITIGATED DISASTER to have abrogated the Anglo Ceylon Defence Agreement (of 1947) in 1957. This led to a loss of a guaranteed ally and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/20)

ව්‍යවස්ථා කෙටුම්පත් යෝජනා- දෙවන කොටස
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B., Ph.D.
මෙහි ප්‍රථම කොටසින් ව්‍යවස්ථා කෙටුම්පත් සම්පාදක විද්‌වත් කමිටුවට පෙන්‌වා දීමට උත්සාහ කලේ පහත සඳහන් කරුණුය: (1) රටේ පහලම සිවිල් පරිපාලන ඒකකය වන ග්‍රාම සේවා නිලධාරී කොට්ඨාශ, ස්වාභාවික (නැචුරල්) මායිම් සහිත වනසේ, ජලය ප්‍රධාන නිර්‌ණායකය ලෙස සළකා (දැනට නිව්සීලන්තයේ කරනවා මෙන්) නැවත ප්‍රතිසංවිධානය කිරීම; (2) මෙය රටේ අනාදිමත් කාලයක සිට පැවති, ගම-වැව-දාගැබ යන (ත්‍රිත්‌වය) සමාජ-ආර්‌ථික-දේශපාලන මොඩලයට අනුකූලය; (3) මේ මඟින් රටවල් කැබලිකරණ, නව යටත් විජිතවාදයේ ආයුධයක් වන, <නන්මැජෝරිටේරියන්> විසඳුම් (13 සංශොධනය වැනි) නමැති මර උඟුල් වලින් ගැලවීමට අවස්ථාවක් ලැබේ; (4) මෙවැනි මහජාතියෙන් සුළුජාතිය බේරාගන්නටය කියන විසඳුම් ගේන්නේ, මහජාතියේ පක්‍ෂ දේශපාලක කළුසුද්දන්ට, ඔවුන් සුළු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/20)

එජාප ජාතික ලැයිස්තු ධුරයට රනිල්වික්‍රමසිංහගේ නම අවසන් වශයෙන් තීරණය වෙයි.. - අර්ජුන
Media Secretary to Hon. Arjuna Ranatunga
එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ ජාතික ලැයිස්තු මන්ත්‍රී ධුරය සඳහා පක්ෂ නායක රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතාගේ නම අවසන් වශයෙන් තීරණය වෙයි. ඒ අද උදෑසන පැවැති (23) කළමනාකරණ කමිටු රැස්වීමේදීය. ජාතික මන්ත්‍රී ලැයිස්තු ධුරය සඳහා රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතාගේ නම මීට පෙර යෝජනා කළේ එම පක්ෂයේ ජාතික සංවිධායක නවීන් දිසානායක සහ හිටපු පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී අර්ජුන රණතුංග මහතා විසිනි. අද එම යෝජනාව කළමනාකරණ කමිටු රැස්වීමේදී දීර්ඝව සාකච්ඡාවට ගැනීම ආරම්භ කළේ අර්ජුන රණතුංග මහතායි. නවීන් දිසානායක මහතා මෙම රැස්වීමට නොපැමිණියත් ඔහුගේ ද අදහස අනුව එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ ජාතික ලැයිස්තු මන්ත්‍රී ධුරය සඳහා රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා සුදුසු බව එහිදී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/20)

පර්යේෂණ ප්‍රතිපල පුළුල් වාණිජකරණ මට්ටමකට ගෙන ඒමට සහයෝගය ලබා දෙනවා. - රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය සීතා අරඹේපොල
ප්‍රවෘත්ති නිවේදනය නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන, පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය.
පර්යේෂණ ප්‍රතිපල පුළුල් වාණිජකරණ මට්ටමකට ගෙන ඒමට  සහයෝගය ලබා දෙන බව නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන, පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය සීතා අරඹේපොල මහත්මිය ප්‍රකාශ කළා ය. එම අමාත්‍යාංශය යටතේ ක්‍රියාත්මක වන මහනුවර ජාතික මූලික අධ්‍යයන ආයතනයේ නිරීක්ෂණ චාරිකාවකට එක් වෙමින් අමාත්‍යවරිය මේ බව පැවසුවා ය. මෙම නිරීක්ෂණ චාරිකාවේ දී එම ආයතනයේ විද්‍යාඥයින් විසින් ආයතනයේ ගමන්මග පිළිබඳවත්, මේ වන විට සිදුකරමින් පවතින පර්යේෂණ  සහ නිමා කරන ලද පර්යේෂණයන් පිළිබදවත් ගරු අමාත්‍යතුමිය දැනුවත් කළහ, අමාත්‍යතුමිය විසින් මේ කරුණු පිළිබඳව සුවිශේෂී අවධානය යොමු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/20)

How Lankan Buddhists won the battle against proselytization
By P.K.Balachandran/Ceylon Today
By the adoption of a variety of tactics, tailored to suit the power-equation at any given point of time, Lankan Buddhists kept blunting the attack and managed to preserve Buddhism as the dominant religion of the island. Sri Lankan Buddhists came under a sustained and frontal assault by Christian missionaries during Portuguese and Dutch rule for nearly three centuries (1505 to 1796). Given the adverse balance of power, many Buddhists compelled or enticed to convert to Roman Catholicism under the Portuguese and to Calvinism under the Dutch. But by the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/20)

Doctor remanded for shooting student with air-rifle
Courtesy Adaderana
The doctor who was arrested by the Maharagama Police for shooting a school student with an air-rifle has been remanded by the order of the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court.  A 17-year-old student of the ErewwalaEast Dharmapala Vidyalaya had entered a private property near the school, yesterday (22) to retrieve a ball that had been thrown into the property during a game of cricket. https://youtu.be/e6SXcAZZGss Reportedly, an argument has ensued between the students and the owner of the property, a doctor serving at the Apeksha Hospital in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/20)

Another three COVID deaths reported - total death toll rises to 90
Courtesy Hiru News
Another three COVID deaths have been reported in the country. Accordingly, the death in Sri Lanka has increased to 90.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/20)

Another 131 COVID patients identified
Courtesy Hiru News
Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva has stated that another 131 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 today (23). All of the patients have been identified to be associates of previous patients.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/20)

List of graduate recruits to the Government services whose appeals were successful released to web
Courtesy Hiru News
List of graduate recruits to the Government services whose appeals were successful released to web http://www.pubad.gov.lk/web/index.php?option=com_documents&task=morelinks&documents_type=2&document_id=1407&Itemid=193&lang=si... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/20)

Another 18 police divisions isolated (Video)
Courtesy Hiru News
The isolation which was imposed in six police division in Colombo and Gampaha District have been relaxed from 05:00 a.m. today (23). Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana stated that another 18 police areas in those districts are still isolated. https://youtu.be/rYpMz7u8bvw... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/20)

Rs. 04 billion in two bank accounts of former Governor Hizbullah (Video)
Courtesy Hiru News
At the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing Easter Sunday terror attacks, it was revealed that funds worth Rs. 04 billion has been received to two bank accounts that belong to former Governor of the Eastern Province M.L.A.M. Hizbullah. https://youtu.be/Ov9gY094l9Q It was revealed that these funds had been received from foreign countries on several occasions. It was further revealed that even the Central Bank had not been informed about receiving such a large amount of money.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/20)

Parliamentary Council recommends IGP and 14 Appeal Court Judges to (Video)
Courtesy Hiru News
The speaker stated that the Parliamentary Council has verified the nomination by the President to appoint C.D. Wickramaratne for the post of Inspector General of Police and 14 Judges to be appointed to the Court of Appeal. Speaking to the Hiru news team the Speaker said that the Parliament also recommended the names of 14 Court of Appeal Judges presented by the President. The names of High Court Judges Menaka Wijesundera, D.N. Samarakoon, M. Prashantha de Silva, M.T.M. Lafar, C. Pradeep Keerthisinghe, Sampath B. Abeykoon, M.S.K.B. Wijeratne, R. Gurusinghe,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/20)

ජනපති, අගමැති ඇතු`ඵ රජයේ අවධානයට: භූමදානය ආගමික නියමයක් ද? වෙන යමක් ද?
විමල් පටබැඳිගේ(ශාස්ත‍්‍රවේදී, නීතිඥ, විශ‍්‍රාමික සොලිසිටර්)
ජනපති තුමනි, මේ උත්සාහය උපදෙස් දීමට නො වේ. ඔබගේ අවධානය සඳහා කොරෝනා වසංගතය නිසා බොහෝ දෙනෙකුට අමතක, නො සිතන කරුණක් ගැන සටහනක් තැබීමට ය. එයට පෙර මේ කරුණ ද සටහන් කිරීම සුදුසු ය’යි සිතමි. දිවයිනේ අට දිසාවේ ම රට වැසියන් 69 ලක්‍ෂයක් තමන්ගේ කැමැත්ත ප‍්‍රකාශිතව ම පළ කොට රටේ, රටවැසියාගේ ආරක්‍ෂාව, පැවැත්ම සහ සංවර්ධනය වසර පහකට ඔබට භාර දී ඇත. ඒ වගකීම නිසි ලෙස ඉටු කිරීමට ඔබට සහාය කරගැනීමට, කොට්ඨාශ මට්ටමෙන් කැමැත්ත ප‍්‍රකාශ කොට අගමැති ඇතු`ඵ කණ්ඩායමක් තෝරා පත් කොට ඇත. ඒ කණ්ඩායමේ සියලූ දෙනාගේ ම යුතුකම සහ වගකීම ජනතා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/20)

කරුණාකර අපි දරුවන් සම්බන්ධව සිතන ආකාරය සම්බන්ධව යලි සිතා බලන්න.
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි
"පුතේ මේ එන්නේ ඔබගේ පියායි. යන්න ඔහු ලඟට! ඔහුගෙන් ඔබට උරුම දායාදය ඉල්ලා ගන්න" ඒ යසෝධරා දේවිය රාහුල කුමරුන් අමතා, පිඬු සිඟා වදිනා බුදුරජානන්වහන්සේ පෙන්නා පැවසූ වදන් වැලයි බුදුරජුන් වෙතගිය රාහුල කුමරුන් තම මව පැවසූ ආකාරයෙන්ම තමන්ට උරුම දායාදය ඉල්ලුවිට සිදුවුයේ, යසෝදරාවන් අපේක්ෂාකළ දෙය නොවේ. බුදුරජානන්වහන්සේ රාහුල කුමරුන් සම්බන්ධව සිතු ආකාරයත්, යසෝදරා දේවිය රාහුල කුමරුන් සම්බන්ධව සිතා සිටි ආකාරයත් පරස්පර විරෝධී බැවින්, යසොදරාවන්ට ඇදහිය නොහැකි තත්වයකට පත්වීමට සිදුවිය. සිය සැමියා අහිමිව සිටි යසෝධරාවන්ට සිය දරුවාද අහිමිවීම සිදුවිය. යසෝධරා දේවිය රාහුල කුමරුන් සම්බන්ධව සිතා සිටි ආකාරයත්, බුදුරජානන් වහන්සේ මේ කුමරුන් සම්බන්ධව සිතා සිටි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/20)

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