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BUILDING A VALUE EDUCATION STRUCTURE BASED ON AUSTRALIAN VALUES
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
President Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa concerns education reforms, and I posted several articles on this website, regarding the reforming agenda, and my concern was directed to declining values in Sri Lanka's society.  If value education included the curriculum with primary, secondary, and TVET education that could be used accelerating economic development, and growth, and to create value respected society in the country. Value education should be practiced from early childhood education to university education, and it is a broader practice.  Many problems in Sri Lanka are a result of lacking value practice in society. In any... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/20)

Are Gota and Basil Conspiring with the US to Set-up Eelam Where Prabhakaran Failed? (Part 1)
by The Sri Lanka Study Circle 
In 2009 the people of Sri Lanka led by their Commander in Chief Mahinda Rajapakse and his Army, ably led by Sarath Fonseka, decimated Prabhakaran and his gang of proxy - terrorists who were attempting to carve out a portion of Sri Lanka to set up the State of ‘Eelam'.   As analysed by several foreign and local intelligence agencies, the terrorists were backed by America and acted as mercenary soldiers for the Americans who considered Sri Lanka critical for the American domination of South Asia.  The Defence Secretary... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/20)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 17 C 10
KAMALIKA PIERIS
JVP   was   out to create a failed state. Firstly, it set out to weaken government authority at village level.  In 1971 insurgency, JVP killed government representatives in the village, such as GA postmaster, station master, and co-op manager. The first killing took place in Tangalle. In 1987 insurgency, even Grama sevakas were not welcomed in the villages. JVP issued threats to government officials, followed by killing of such officials and their families. In April 1989 unprecedented number of government officials, grama sevaka, and security forces were killed. It did not matter whether they were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/20)

ලෝක සාම දින පණිවිඩය
මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේඅග්‍රාමාත්‍ය
සියලු ජාතීන් සහ ජනයා අතර “සාමය නැමැති පරමාදර්ශය“ ශක්තිමත් කිරීමට වෙන් කළ දිනය වන ලෝක සාම දිනය අදට යෙදී තිබේ. දශක තුනකට අධික කාලයක් තිස්සේ පැවතුණු බෙදුම්වාදී ත්‍රස්තවාදය පරාජය කළ රටක අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා වශයෙන් ලෝක සාම දිනයට පණිවිඩයක් නිකුත් කරනු ලබන්නේ මහත් ආඩම්බරයකින් හා අභිමානයකිනි. 1981 වසරේ දී එක්සත් රාජධානියේ සහ කොස්ටරීකා රාජ්‍යය ඉදිරිපත් කළ යෝජනාවක් අනුව, ජාතීන් අතර සහ ජන ප්‍රජාවන් අතර සාමය ප්‍රචලිත කිරීම සඳහා එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සංවිධානය විසින් ප්‍රකාශිත ජාත්‍යන්තර සාම දිනය, 1982 වසරේ සිට සෑම වසරකම සැප්තැම්බර් 21 වන දා සමරනු ලබයි. ජාතීන් අතර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/20)

APPOINTMENT OF ASOKA MILINDA MORAGODA AS THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA WITH SPECIAL CABINET RANK
National Joint Commission
15th September 2020. The Committee on High Posts Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Parliament Approach Road, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte APPOINTMENT OF ASOKA MILINDA MORAGODA AS THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA WITH SPECIAL CABINET RANK We would like to bring to your notice the shocking and appalling points relevant to the above mentioned appointment which the Government of Sri Lanka does not seem to have taken into consideration in selecting the candidate Milinda Moragoda Allegations of Corruption, Abuse of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/20)

The Constitutional Council should go
Chanaka Bandarage
The Constitutional Council (CC) is a 10 member constitutional authority tasked with maintaining the Independent Commissions and monitoring their affairs. The CC is aimed at depoliticising the public service. The CC was first established in 2000 under the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution. In 2010 President Mahinda Rajapaksa replaced it with a Parliamentary Council, under the Eighteenth Amendment. After Maithripala Sirisena was elected as the President, the then Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe presented reforms to reinstate a new Constitutional Council in 2015 under the Nineteenth Amendment. Five independent commissions are established under the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/20)

How Your Banks Made Money From Slavery | Empires of Dirt
VICE
VICE World News host Zing Tsjeng explores how the City of London and its financial institutions profited from slavery in America long after the slave trade was abolished. Empires of Dirt is a show about Europeans getting rich at the expense of everyone else. VICE World News host Zing Tsjeng uncovers the ugly history of the European colonial empires they don’t teach us in schools. Countries around the world were looted for their treasures, people were oppressed and exploited and European powers relentlessly profited. The far-reaching repercussions of colonialism are all around us, from our financial... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/20)

US absence from UNHRC makes passing resolution against Sri Lanka problematic
P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
“When the US was there and sponsoring resolutions, as it did between 2012 and 2014, they got sufficient votes. But since the US has opted out of the UNHRC, the onus of getting a resolution passed will be on less powerful countries." Colombo, September 20: The absence of the US in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is going to make it difficult for the Sri Lankan Tamil lobby to get a resolution against Sri Lanka passed in the March 2021 session of the Council when the current resolution expires. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/20)

On UNHRC’s bi-annual ritual of making unsubstantiated allegations against Sri Lanka
By Sugeeswara Senadhira/Ceylon Today
Repetition of unsubstantiated allegations in session after session puts in question not just the credibility of the UNHRC’s sources of information but the credibility of the UNHRC itself Michelle Bachelet, UN Human Rights High Commissioner) It has been a practice during the last two decades, especially since 2009 for the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to wake up from its slumber on the eve of its September and March sessions and pick up some issue or the other in Sri Lanka to express ‘concern’. Continuing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/20)

Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Russia Plans Getting Vaccinated With Sputnik V
Courtesy Sputnik
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Moscow Meegahalande Durage Lamawansa said on Monday he planned getting inoculated with Russia's vaccine against COVID-19, dubbed Sputnik V, in the near future. "I am ready to receive Sputnik V vaccine in the near future, as soon as I come back from Sri Lanka. The vaccine is now going through Phase 3 trials, I would be happy to take part in it", Lamawansa said. "As a doctor, I want to add that although some countries have recently recorded some decrease in the spreading of COVID-19,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/20)

Modi-Rajapaksa virtual summit on September 26
Suhasini HaidarMeera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu
... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/20)

BRI a functional machinery in global economic recovery: Sri Lankan expert
By Xian Jiangnan (People's Daily Online)  
The continuation of protectionism by America, the largest economy body in the world, will only result in further contraction of the world economy and aggravation of unemployment, poverty and deprivation, said Luxman Siriwardena, president of the Sri Lanka-based Pathfinder Foundation. In a recent interview with People’s Daily Online, Siriwardena said that the unilateralism and protectionism currently being championed by the American administration goes against the values the West has promoted since the end of World War II. “When I was undertaking graduate studies at an American university in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/20)

NEWSAthaulla: Those responsible for MR’s defeat had a hand in Easter Sunday attacks
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
MP A.L.M. Athaulla displays a copy of a letter he sent to the then President Maithripala Sirisena and PM Wickremesinghe underscoring the need to do away with the 19th Amendment(Pic courtesy National Congress) … assures support for 20 A
Those who had a hand in engineering President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s defeat at the 2015 presidential election were behind the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks, National Congress MP A. L. M. Athaulla, told a media briefing at his Thalakotuwa Gardens road residence, Narahenpita yesterday (20). ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/20)

Govt. reiterates no decision to withdraw 20A Says amendments can be made at committee stage
Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The government today reiterated that it has no decision to withdraw the 20th Amendment to the Constitution but said if needed, amendments to it can be made at the committee stage in Parliament. Speaking at a news briefing held at the SLPP head office, SLPP Chairman and Minister Professor G.L.Peiris said the opportunity is available to make amendments to the piece of legislation at the committee stage. “The 20A which was included in the Order Paper of Parliament on September 17 will be presented to Parliament tomorrow (22).... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/20)

We expect UN not to interfere in domestic affairs of states: President
Courtesy Adaderana
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that Sri Lanka expects that the United Nations will place due emphasis on non-interference in the domestic affairs of other states. The President expressed these views in a pre-recorded statement, at the High-Level Meeting to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations today (21). “At a time when the world is facing a common and an unrivaled threat, the “United Nations We Need”, I am certain, will place due emphasis on the sovereign equality of States, respect for territorial integrity and non-interference in their domestic affairs”, President... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/20)

Bribery Commission files indictments against Ravi and Arjun Aloysius
Courtesy Adaderana
The Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) has filed indictments against former Minister Ravi Karunanayake and the Perpetual Treasuries Limited owner Arjun Aloysius at the Colombo High Court. https://youtu.be/D6VS_ocC-Xs Karunanayake has been charged under Section 19 (c) of the Bribery Act for taking up residence –all the while serving as the Finance Minister– at ‘No. 5 PH2, Monarch Housing Complex’ acquired under the Walt & Row Associates (Pvt) Ltd, where the second accused of the case Arjun Aloysius is a director, during the period from 12th February to 30th... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/20)

Wigneswaran a serious threat to peace and reconciliation
H. L. D. Mahindapala
Needling the South with provocative anti-Sinhala-Buddhist hate speech led the North all the way to Nandikadal. So why is C. V. Wigneswaran going down the same old path of divisive and  destructive politics? What does he hope to gain when the mightiest collective forces of the Jaffna Tamils failed to divide the nation under various constitutional formulas by basing their strategy on anti-Sinhala-Buddhist extremism? Besides, his hate speech is  loaded with toxic distortions of known realities which stand in the way of future reconciliation and  peaceful co-existence. It is apparent that he is merely... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/20)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 17 C 9
KAMALIKA PIERIS
In both JVP insurgencies, 1971 and 1987, JVP tried to infiltrate all four security services, police, army, navy and air force.  The 1971 insurgency this was not very successful in this. Only about ten persons became   JVP supporters in each of the four services in 1971 said Chandraprema., Some joined the JVP when the insurgency ended.  However, Godahewa observed that several members of the armed forces were recruited into the JVP and used very discreetly. Wijeweera had tried to recruit   army personnel who were thought to be loyal to SLFP, but they were not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/20)

මුන්ට පිස්සු හිමියනේ!
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ 
ඉන්දියාවේ දඹදිව වැඩ විසු බුදුරජානන්වහන්සේ දෙසු ධර්මස්කන්ධය තමන්ගේ ධර්මය කොටගත්,70%ක ජනතාවක් වාසය කරන ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ, තවත් ජන කණ්ඩායමක් පෘතුගීසින් මෙරටට ගෙන ආ රෝමානු කතෝලික ධර්මය තම ධර්මය කරගෙන ඇත. තවත් ජන කණ්ඩායමක් ලන්දේසින් මෙරටට ගෙන ආ රෙපරමාදු ධර්මයද  තමන්ගේම ධර්මය කරගෙන සිටි. එංගලන්තයේ උපත ලැබූ එංගලන්ත සබාවේ ධර්මය හා මෙතොදීස්ත සභාවේ ධර්මය තවත් මෙරට වසන ජන කණ්ඩායමක ධර්මයයි. මේ අතර ඉන්දියාවේ ආරම්භවූ හින්දු ධර්මය තමන්ගේ ධර්මය ලෙස සලකන තවත් ජන කණ්ඩායමක් එම ධර්මය තම ධර්මය කරගෙන ඇත. ඒ ආගමික සංස්කෘතීන්ට මෙරට ජනතාව අනුගතවී ඇති ආකාරයයි. මෙරට ඇත්තේ රෝම ලන්දේසි නීතියයි. එය රටපුරාම බල පැවැත්වෙන නිතිය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/20)

තුන්සින්හලේ නැවතත් පිහිටුවීම
සී. ඇම්. මද්දුම බණ්ඩාර  සම්මානිත මහාචාර්ය, පේරාදෙණිය විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය
 පළාත් සභා ක‍්‍රමය ගැන වර්තමානයේ පවතින නිහඬ සමාජ අසන්තුෂ්ටිය තුළින් උත්පාදනය වන නව චින්තනයක් ක‍්‍රමයෙන් මෝදුවෙමින් පවතින අයුරු දැකීම සාමාන්‍ය පුරවැසියන්ගේ අමන්දානන්දයට හේතු වේ. මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් මීට දින කිහිපයකට පෙර, අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමන් විසින්ද, පසුව පළාත් සභා ඇමැතිවරයා විසින් ද, කරන ලද ජනමාධ්‍ය ප‍්‍රකාශ වලින් පැවසුන චින්තනය, (ලංකාදීප සැප්තැම්බර් 10 වන දින) මේ රටේ අනාගතය කෙරෙහි බෙහෙවින් වැදගත් සන්ධිස්ථානයක් ලෙස සැලකිය යුතුව ඇත. විශේෂයෙන්, එතුමන් රටේ අනාගතය ගැන දරන ප‍්‍රායෝගික චින්තනය බෙහෙවින් අගය කළ යුතු වේ.  ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ දැනට පවතින පළාත් 9 මීට වසර 130ට පෙර (1889) අවසන් වරට ව්‍යවස්ථාපිත... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/20)

කුඩා සහ මධ්‍ය පරිමාණ ව්‍යවසාය ක්ෂේත්‍රය අද අප රටේ ආර්ථිකයේ කොඳුනාරටියයි - ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
“කුඩා සහ මධ්‍ය පරිමාණ ව්‍යවසාය ක්ෂේත්‍රය අද අප රටේ ආර්ථිකයේ කොඳුනාරටිය වී ඇති බව” ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා අද 2020.09.20 දින පැවසීය. හම්බන්තොට මාගම් රුහුණුපුර ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මේලන මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ පැවති  “කුඩා සහ මධ්‍ය පරිමාණ ව්‍යවසායක සංවර්ධන සම්මන්ත්‍රණය - 2020” සඳහා එක්වෙමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මෙම අදහස් පළ කර සිටියේය. කොවිඩ්-19 බලපෑමට ලක් වූ කුඩා හා මධ්‍ය පරිමාණ ව්‍යවසාය නගා සිටුවීම සඳහා රජයක් ලෙස පසුගිය කෙටි කාලය තුළ සහනදායී ණය පොලී අනුපාත හඳුන්වා දෙමින් කාරක ප්‍රාග්ධන අවශ්‍යතා සහ ණය ඇපකර සපුරාදීමට හැකි වූ බව ද අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා මෙහිදී අවධාරණය කළේය. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/20)

Lucian Rajakarunanayake's Lament on the fall of democracy.
Bodhi Dhanapala
For there to be a down fall of democracy, there should have been democracy in the first place. Do you think we had "democracy" when the UNP+TNA+SLFP rules the country? When you are at the very bottom of the well, perhaps you can only look up to see light. If what we see is not democracy, how did we get there? What the last government created was anarchy and lawlessness, with the country in the hands of a cabal of people who worked closely with some foreign embassies. Didn't Samantha Powers of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/20)

IN REMEMBRANCE OF ANAGARIKA DHARMAPALA
By Rohana R. Wasala
(The 156th birth anniversary of the Anagarika falls today, September 17, 2020. The following lines are in celebration of the event.) The pioneer of true national thinkingWas none other than the historical Hate-figure of anti-nationalistsGreat Anagarika DharmapalaWho engineered social reform through itTo kindle hopes of freedom from foreign rule. History will recognize DharmapalaAs perhaps the first ideological-As perhaps the first ideological-Champion of the unarmed fight for freedom,And the first proponent of modernityTruly based on the Buddhist tradition. Though Brits and colonial parasitesProjected him as a Don QuixoteTilting at windmills... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/20)

Disce Aut Discede Vigi.
Dr.Chula Rajapakse MNZM Wellington NZ
The rapacious speech MP Vigneswaran , elaborated more there  after in the Colombo  Telegraph achieves most is to stoke the dying embers of racial disharmony in Sri Lanka to raise its dangerous flames that , over three decade period of war saw over a hundred thousand dead and many times more injured and maimed. The veracity of your claims can be best assessed by the pictures below , that speaks more than words can, comparing the oldest Tamil monument in Jaffna the Nallur Temple of 948 AD and the Buddhist stupas... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/20)

We are targeting 500 listed firms for next 5 years: State Minister Cabraal
Courtesy Adaderana
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) should aim at increasing the number of listed companies from the current number of about 200 to 500 firms, State Minister for Finance, Capital Market and Public Enterprise Reforms Ajith Nivard Cabraal stated. “The digitalization will take away from you, from the brokers as well as the market players a lot of the paperwork and the mandate tasks that have been so far done by you personally. When you are relieved of those duties, I’m sure you will find enough time to make this market work. The Stock Exchange is really... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/20)

COVID-19 case count in Sri Lanka at 3,287
Courtesy Adaderana
Three more cases of novel coronavirus have been identified increasing the tally of confirmed cases reported in the country to 3,287. Three recent arrivals from Saudi Arabia have tested positive for COVID-19 while in quarantine. Accordingly, 185 patients infected with the virus are being treated at selected hospitals across the island. Meanwhile, while the total number of recoveries moved to 3,088 with 18 more patients being discharged today (20) over complete recovery. Sri Lanka has witnessed 13 deaths from the virus so far.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/20)

Will Harin be removed from a disciplinary inquiry? (Video)
Courtesy Hiru News
https://youtu.be/JkQgAITkXcA The clergy and politicians expressed various views against the statement made by Harin Fernando. Ven. Magalkande Sudaththa Thero of the Sinhala Ravaya organization said that Sajith Primadasa's group is in the group that hates religious leaders and is questioning the Leader of the Opposition Sajith Primadasa about the action to be taken regarding Harin Fernando's statement. Meanwhile, Tissa Attanayake, from the Samagi Jana Balawegaya, said that insulting any religion by anyone in his party or any party should not be allowed. He further... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/20)

Small and medium enterprises are the backbone of the economy - PM
Courtesy Hiru News
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa states that the small and medium scale enterprise sector has become the backbone of the country's economy. The Prime Minister was addressing the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Conference held at the Magamruhunupura International Conference Center in Hambantota today... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/20)

Colombo archdiocese rejects Harin’s remarks at PCoI
Courtesy Hiru News
The archdiocese of Colombo says it condemns the puerile attempt by MP Harin Fernando to find excuses for his own grave misdeed and cast unjustified and unfounded aspersions on Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith. In a statement, it refers to remarks made by the MP at the presidential commission that inquires into the Easter Sunday attacks. “Once again we affirm categorically that the Cardinal and the Bishops as well as the Catholic clergy were in no way made aware of this plot by anyone and so the allegation is baseless,” the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/20)

Bim Saviya with MCC – A Government without Land & Legal professionals unable to adjudicate our Land Rights
By shenali Waduge
The Yahapalana Government & US Government finalized MCC (development arm of US Govt’s Pivot to Asia) in 2018. It was to create a dynamic market for land and was a key component in Yahapalana 8-year National Development Plan – Vision 2020: A Country Enriched. Land & Transport were identified as tools with which MCC would enter Sri Lanka with bim saviya & Title Registration Act playing a key role. MCC Land Project in Sri Lanka is going to use the bim saviya that has removed judicial authority in 1998 Act together with... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/20)

SHOULD PRESIDENT SURRENDER TO GEVINDU KUMARATUNGA, PREMARATNE DOLAWATTE, VASUDEWA, WIMAL, DAYASIRI and few Buddhist Monks?
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
The Vision Statement  issued by Mr Gotabaya Rajapakse,  had received overwhelming approval of the general public.  Then Mr Mahinda  Rajapakse faced the General Election without a new Vision Statement, but committed to comply with that of the elected  President. Now there are several  brickbats attempting to drive their own personal Agenda’s overriding that of the President.  a.      GEVENDU KUMARATUNGA: The new national list MP Mr Gevindu Kumaratunga was an unknown quantity until recent times, even though he is the grandson of Late Munidasa Kumaratunga.    He formed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/20)

පාර්ලිමේන්තු විපක්ෂය කොහොමද ජනතාවාදී විපක්ෂයක් වෙන්නේ ?
චාර්ල්ස් එස්. පෙරේරා විසින් 
මේක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස විපක්ෂ නායකයාගේ තවත් ඩයිනමෝවලින් වැඩකරන මොලේ විකුර්ති අදහසක්  විය හැකියි. විපක්ෂයේ සමගි ජනතා බලවේගයට ලැබුණු මුළු චන්දය  සීයට 23.90වයි( 2,771,980යි). රටේ ජනතාවගෙන්  බහුතරයක් සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතාට හා ඔහුගේ පක්ෂයට   විරුද්ධව චන්දය දුන්නේ.  ඉතින් කොහොමද පාරලිමේන්තුවේ විපක්ෂය ජනතාවාදී වෙන්නේ. සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස තාමත් කරන්නේ ජනතාව  රවට්ටන එක. මෙයිටවඩා හොඳ නැද්ද පාරලිමේන්තුවේ විපක්ෂ නායකයා හැටියට වැඩ කලොත්.  එතකොට නේද එ විපක්ෂයම  කියන ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍ර වාදය ක්‍රියාත්මක වෙන්නේ.  ගෝටාබය රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාට බහුතර ජනාතාවගේ චන්දය දී ලංකාවේ ජනාධිපති  වශයෙන් පත්කිරීමේදී ඒ අති මහත් ජනතාව එතුමා කෙරෙහි කොන්දේසි විරහිත විශ්වාශයක්  තැබුවා. කොන්දේසි විරහිත කීවේ මා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/20)

ලෝකය හා ඇති විශ්වීය සම්බන්ධතාවය
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ
ඔබට මේ ලෝකය හා ඇති විශ්වීය සම්බන්ධතාවය අවබෝධ කරගැනීමට අවශ්‍ය නම් මේ සිදුවීම සම්බන්ධව සිතා බලන්න. 1.එදා ඇමරිකාව හා ඉන්දියාව එකතුව එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සලයේදී, මානව හිමිකම් කඩකලා කියා සිරගත කරවීමට සැලසුම් කල ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂයන් මෙරට ජනාධිපති වූ විගසම කොවිඩ් 19 වයිරසය ආරම්භවීම. 2. එම වෛරසය ලොවපුරා පැතිරී ගොස්, ඇමරිකාව කොවිඩ් 19 වෛරසයෙන් බැටකන 1 වෙනි රට බවටත්, ඉන්දියාව 2වෙන් රට බවටත් පත්වී. 3. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව කොවිඩ් 19ට මුහුණදුන් සාර්ථකම රට බවට පෙරමුණේ සිටීම නිර්මාණය කලේ කවුද?... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/20)

PM joins national beach clean-up operation -වෙරළ පවිත්‍ර කිරීමේ ජාතික ක්‍රියාන්විතයට - අගමැති එක්වෙයි...
Ada Derana
  https://youtu.be/XXRGJegF608... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/20)

අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් ජාතික සමුද්‍ර සම්පත් සුරැකීමේ සතිය ඇරඹෙයි
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
සමුද්‍රීය පරිසර ආරක්ෂණ අධිකාරියේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් ගල්කිස්ස වෙරළ තීරයේදී පැවති අන්තර්ජාතික වෙරළ පවිත්‍රතා දිනය සහ ජාතික සමුද්‍ර සම්පත් සුරැකීමේ සතියේ සමාරම්භක උත්සවය සඳහා ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා අද 2020.09.19 දින එක් විය. අන්තර්ජාතික වෙරළ පවිත්‍රතා වැඩසටහනට සමගාමීව වෙරළ හා සාගර සම්පත් සුරැකීමේ සතිය සංකේතවත් කිරීම සඳහා සමුද්‍රීය පරිසර ආරක්ෂණ අධිකාරියේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් "නිකසල සයුරක්- පිරිසිදු වෙරළක්" යන කාලෝචිත තේමාව යටතේ ස්වභාව සෞන්දර්යයෙන් අනූන ශ්‍රී ලංකාවක් තුළ ජාත්‍යන්තර වෙරළ පවිත්‍රතා වැඩසටහන අද දින ආරම්භ වුණි. මෙහිදී ජගත් සාගර දිනයට සමඟාමීව පැවති පෝස්ටර් චිත්‍ර තරගාවලියේ ජයග්‍රාහක සිසු සිසුවියක් සඳහා ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/20)

Empowering President at the Expense of the PM Helps Rajapaksa Rivals in the Long Run
Dilrook Kannangara
The anti-Rajapaksa camp has a distinct advantage at presidential elections than in parliamentary elections. On the other hand, the Rajapaksa camp has a clear advantage in parliamentary elections than at presidential elections. Given this fact, it is unwise the empower the president at the expense of the PM. What should happen is the opposite. The parliament and the PM must be given more powers and the president less powers. Although more power to the president seems a good idea today because the president is Gotabaya, it will be a disaster for Rajapaksas in the long run.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/20)

Watch: Sri Lanka’s ‘coconut minister’ holds press conference halfway up a coconut tree
Courtesy Scroll.in
State Minister Arundika Fernando, in charge of coconut, fishtail palm, palmyra, and others, was hoisted up a coconut tree in his estate to address reporters. https://youtu.be/18R614tOtQE... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/20)

Constitutions and amendments
By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island
The 20th Amendment (20A) to the Constitution has become a topic of spirited debate and discussion. Much of it is generated by misunderstanding the true intent of 20A. It should not be a durable amendment to the Constitution. Instead, it should be temporary, until a comprehensive new Constitution is developed and presented to the nation. Until then, 20A should serve as a stop gap for the Executive President to address the unprecedented challenges the country has to face following the COVID-19 pandemic. With this in mind, the intent of 20A... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/20)

Sirisena promised Pujith retirement perks if he took responsibility: Hemasiri
Yoshitha Pererav Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Former President Maithripala Sirisena on April 24, 2019 informed former IGP Pujith Jayasundara that if he accepted responsibility for the co-ordinated terror attacks on April 21, 2019 and resigned from his position, he would be given the pension and a position as an ambassador in any country he wished to serve, former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando yesterday informed the PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks. Testifying before the Commission Mr. Fernando said that after President Sirisena's communication, former IGP Jayasundara had come to seek his advice in this regard. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/20)

Two COVID-19 cases found, total moves to 3,283
Courtesy Adaderana
The total number of positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country reached 3,283 as two more arrivals from foreign countries tested positive for the virus today (19). The new cases include 01 recent returnee from the United States and 01 sea marshal who arrived in the country from Red Sea area, the Department of Government Information said. In the meantime, the number of recoveries from the disease in Sri Lanka moved up to 3,070 as 10 persons infected with the virus were discharged from hospitals upon recovery earlier today. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/20)

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Terrorism

  • An Indian eyewitness account of the last 70 hours of Terrorist War in Sri Lanka . FINAL HOURS
    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone-Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
    Final assault
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  • The war is over - With the death of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabakaran, the militant campaign for a Tamil state in Sri Lanka seems to have come to an end. -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09) LTTE RISE & FALL -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • Where is Prabakaran? -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • Great Power Confrontation in the Indian Ocean: The Geo-Politics of the Sri Lankan Civil War by Mahdi Darius Nazemroay -Full Story- (globalresearch.ca - 25/10/09)
  • TWO EMISSARIES FROM UK AND FRANCE TWIST THEIR PURPOSE OF VISIT TO SRI LANKA. Malin Abeyatunga .-Full Report- (The LankaWeb-02/05/09)

History

  • 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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