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How morally clean are UK, US politicians demanding investigation into Sri Lanka’s rightful war against terrorism ?
By Charles. S.Perera
Andy Coulson,  David Cameron’s former Director of Communication who was hired to write  his biography along with Lord Ashcroft has been jailed for 18 months for phone hacking an illegal practice under the British Law. Later Cameron apologised for the appointment. Though phone hacking is ruled  an illegal practice in UK, in USA the President Barrack Obama has been caught practicing this illegal practice.  It was reported that, “President Barack Obama was dragged into the trans-Atlantic spying row after it was claimed he personally authorised the monitoring of Angela Merkel’s phone three years ago. The president... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/07/14)

Lessons for Sri Lanka from India’s Premier Narendra Modi
Shenali D Waduge
The expectations from Narendra Modi were many and are many. There is little to doubt that the Congress has done colossal damage to India in more ways than one. Rebuilding, realigning and restoring India on course towards a dynamic future is not easy given that the break up of India is well on track and will not rest until what happened to Yugoslavia will be repeated in Asia. For Indians, the entry of Modi as candidate spelt a lot of hope. It has taken Indians in particular the 80% Hindus long to realize that they had... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/07/14)

Who is really discriminated in Sri Lanka? Even after 66 years of Independence Christians have 106 Sabath holidays while Buddhists have only 13 Poya holidays a year
Sudath Gunasekara 20.7.2014
I know for certain none of my readers will believe this. But I dare say it is a real fact.I wonder whether any Buddhist, lay or ordained, has ever noticed this gross injustice continued to be done to them in this Island called Sri Lanka, which had been a Buddhist Kingdom for 2500 years and where, even today, over 70 % are Buddhists. I do not know whether any Buddhist has realized this, even in a dream. Can you believe such a situation to exist in a country even 66 years after Independence? In Uk the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/07/14)

Investigate NGOs including their objectives, activities, sources of income, expenditure, derived benefits and periodic reporting
Ranjith Soysa SPOKESPERSON SPUR(Societyfor Peace, Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka Inc)
 The non-government organizations (NGOs) operating in Sri Lanka which are mainly funded by foreign sources are a direct threat to the social cohesion, peace and harmony of Sri Lanka. They should be investigated immediately so as to separate those abiding by the law and delivering benefit from those that are acting as agents of foreign agents subverting the harmony and democracy in Sri Lanka while swindling the vulnerable public.  Furthermore, transparent reporting would put to end corruption that is rampant in this sector.  The history of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/07/14)

BUDDHISM IN KASHMIR – A Glorious Buddhist Empire with an Illustrious Buddhist Community, Eliminated by Ruthless Muslims
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
Kashmir has been referred to as “Paradise on Earth” owing to its stunning natural beauty’. In the past, from the 3rd century BCE to about the 12 century CE, or for more than one thousand three hundred years, Kashmir wasinhabited by Buddhists. Ruled by illustrious Buddhist kings, most notably King Kanishka, the Buddhist Kingdom of Kashmir developed to be an exceptional Buddhist region marked by magnificent Buddhist shrines, monasteries, stupes, Buddha and Bodhisattva statues and their Buddhist monuments. It was a place adorned with exquisite Buddhist art, sculpture and architecture of high aesthetic and spiritual appeal.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/07/14)

UN launches "investigation" as Gaza bloodshed soars
46-member council backs Palestinian-drafted resolution by 29 votes... -Full Story- (paktribune.com - 28/07/14)

Lanka’s anti-Muslim violence
by R Hariharan
The recent rampage by Buddhist bigots against Muslims at Aluthgama and Beruwala resulting in the death of three persons, and injuries to 80, rendering over a thousand people homeless, is a defining moment for Sri Lanka. The headline “Country has a responsibility to promote Buddha Sasana” in the government-owned Daily News report on the President’s speech on July 3 eloquently summed up the President’s priorities. Speaking at the higher ordination ceremony of Buddhist novice monks, he blamed ‘elements’ that wanted to destroy the country by letting these disputes be known to the outside world and “inviting... -Full Story-
(vijayvaani.com - 28/07/14)

MH17 Verdict: Real Evidence Points to US-Kiev Cover-up of Failed False Flag
Pakalert
In this report, we will lay out the facts based on a wide breadth of available information and data surrounding MH17. We will also present and give critique to Washington and Kiev’s “mountain of evidence” that has saturated US and European-based media coverage since the incident took place. 21WIRE has compiled this report with the help of many contributors and references from English-speaking media, as well as material translated from Russian and Ukrainian media sources, along with other historical references to provide context.... -Full Story-
(pakalertpress.com - 28/07/14)

Laws in the Middle East Nations for Non-Muslims
Shenali D Waduge
 Reciprocity is a debatable subject for Muslims and Islam. When people are divided as believers and non-believers there is little to argue or defend the status of equality. What is not reciprocated should not be demanded. The status of non-Muslims in majority Muslim nations comes with strict rules and regulations. Non-Muslims are guaranteed protection in the Muslim society as long as they pay a head tax and abide by the specific legislations mentioned in Islamic Law. The obligation of paying jizyah tax is also cancelled when non-Muslims participate with Muslims in defending the Islamic state against... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/07/14)

Asia’S full veto
Courtesy The Daily News
Respect, recognition must be accorded to leaders who put national aspirations first
Truth will triumph in the end
The confidence placed in the Sri Lankan government by the entire Asian region today is such that no Asian country is likely to permit members of the panel going through the motions of an investigation against Sri Lanka to enter their territory for this purpose. External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris said. “Does anyone believe that this is a result arrived at by chance or accident,” he asked during a meting in the Kurunegale district... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/07/14)

Murder in the sky over Ukraine –an attempt at altering perception
Dr Kamal Wickremasinghe Courtesy The Daily News
Samuel Huntington, the neocon who presented theories that formed the foundations of the US and South African Apartheid government policy for decades, was also known as the Harvard political scientist without any apparent grasp of, or regard for, adopting a sound ‘methodology’ in formulating advice, and even scantier regard for any ethical issues associated with them. As examples, Huntington advised the Apartheid regime of South Africa to “reform” apartheid rather than eliminate it by increasing the repressive power of the state using “duplicity, deceit, faulty assumptions and purposeful blindness.” Huntington’s advice to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/07/14)

බුදු දහමේ නිර්වානය යනු විහින් නැ හෙන දෙයක් නොවේ
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
                                       nanda   ගේ සටහනක් අනුව මෙය ලියමි . වල්පොල රාහුල හිමියන්ගේ අදහස්  අනුව ලිය ඇත            බුදු දහමේ පමණක් නොව  ජෛන  හින්දු  හා සික් ආගම්වලද නිර්වාණය  ගැන  සඳහන්  වේ.. බුදු දහම හැර අනෙක් ආගම් ආත්ම වාදී වෙති . නිර්වාණය ගැන ඒ  අනෙක් ආගම්   වල නිර්වචන පදනම් වී ඇත්තේ  ඒ ආත්ම දර්ශනය මත පදනම් වය. බුදු දහමේ නිර්වචනය අනාත්ම දර්ශනයට එකඟවය  ලොව සියල්ල අනිත්ත්‍යය ,දුකය අනාත්මය  යන දර්ශනය මත පිහිටන  බුදුදහමේ නිර්වාණය  අනෙක් ආගම් වල ආත්ම දර්ශනයට වෙන විය යු තුම්ය.                                                                       බුදු දහමේ නිර්වාණය  ජීවත්ව  සිටියදීම අවබෝධ  කරගතහැක  සෙසු ආගම් වල පරමාර්ත්තයට  ළඟාවිය හැක්කේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/07/14)

Parents of Missing Tamil Children demand answers from TNA¹s Ananthi Sasitharan
Mr.Grant Blaydon, CEO, Amnesty International.
Dear Grant, Please find below an appeal for information for their missing children from over three hundred families, who had their children abducted to be the unwilling child soldiers of the Tamil Tigers  during the height of the war. As the account explains they came to address their appeal to the lady  Ananthi Saitharan  member of northern provincial council, who has made a high profile case filed in Sri Lankan courts making accusatory demands of the Sri Lankan government , for information/return of her missing husband who was the  Tigers political... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/07/14)

Swamy, Cameron and Pundits
By Nalin De Silva
... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/07/14)

World Muslim leader prays for innocent victims of Israel-Palestine conflict
By A. Abdul Aziz.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad calls on the Muslim nations to play their roles in ending the violence and establishing peace His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim, Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph) has condemned the ongoing violence in Gaza during the final Friday Sermon of this year’s Islamic month of Ramadan. His Holiness also spoke in detail about Lailatul Qadr, known as the ‘the Night of Decree’ which, according to Islamic teachings, occurs in the final days of Ramadan. His Holiness counselled Ahmadi Muslims to seek righteousness and to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/07/14)

The foods cooked by boiling are much healthier than cooked by frying.
Dr Hector Perera       London
Just not the food but the process of making food by frying or grilling are unhealthy than cooking food by the method of boiling. Research has revealed that exposure to cooking oil used to fry chips can increase the risk of health more than cooking things by boiling such as cooking rice and curries. Scientists say potentially harmful particles are released into the air when oil is heated to the temperatures needed to cook chips or stir-fries.  Occasional frying Repeated exposure that is people who are employed to fry things such as chips, fish... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/07/14)

Tony Abbott cuts asylum deal with India
Dennis Shanahan
AUSTRALIA has offered more help to India to disrupt people-smuggling from its shores and to fight transnational crime, after the “generous offer” to consider taking back most of the 157 ­asylum-seekers who have been detained at sea for a month. Fending off claims of policy failure on “stopping the boats”, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison and Tony Abbott have declared none of the 157 who left India by boat to seek asylum in Australia would be allowed to ­settle here. “Don’t get on a boat to come ­illegally to Australia,” the Prime Minister said yesterday. “Because even if you... -Full Story-
(theaustralian.com.au - 27/07/14)

A Tale of Three Aircraft Tragedies Russia Bashing: Hatred, Hysteria and Humbug
by BRIAN CLOUGHLEY
“A civilian jet airliner shot down by US Navy surface to air missiles on 3 July 1988 as it flew over the Strait of Hormuz at the end of the Iran–Iraq War. The aircraft, an Airbus A300B2-203 operated by Iran Air, was flying from Bandar Abbas, Iran, to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. While flying in Iranian airspace over Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf on its usual flight path, it was destroyed by the guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes. All 290 on board, including 66 children and 16 crew, perished.”... -Full Story-
(counterpunch.org - 27/07/14)

"Not terrorists": Hysteria over MH17 fails to take account of both law and facts
Dr. Roslyn Fuller
t is sad and disturbing that law and academia as professions should turn to trying cases in the press instead of trying them in a court, and that a university blog should have withheld such relevant and important facts from its readership. By accusing Russia of sponsoring terrorism, the OUP blog is giving its readership the impression that this is what is at stake here, when the truth is that the way international law stands, even if the hypothesis of the Donetsk rebels shooting down MH17 by mistake was true, this would not even remotely be... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 27/07/14)

Russia responds to US and EU sanctions and accusations
Pravda
Because of the EU sanctions, the EU-Russia cooperation in the field of security was endangered. The programs to combat terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction are likely to be shelved, according to a press release from the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation about another expansion of the European sanctions list. The EU has really gotten hooked on Washington and Kiev-s tales about the events taking place in Ukraine," the Foreign Ministry indicates. The Foreign Ministry also responded to U.S. allegations, calling them a part of the campaign of slander. According to Russian officials, the Obama... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 27/07/14)

Are the Sri Lankan Education Authorities asleep : Teachers abusing children and rising children misbehavior
Shenali D Waduge
Education authorities may like to when handing over appointment letters to teachers also give them a copy of the Sri Lanka Penal Code (Amended) wherein Section 308a states that cruelty against children causing hurt, grievous or simple as well as torture is a criminal offence. The Education Department has via circular ED/01/12/01/04/24 issued on 11 May 2005 to all schools  regulated corporal punishment and assault of school children. But why are unimagineable tortures continuing to take place despite a circular in force? At the other spectrum is the rising number of misbehavior amongst children which both... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/07/14)

Land Grab Lies Exposed: The Truth about the Actors
A concerned Tamil from Jaffna.
On July 22 Tamil National Peoples’ Front (TNPF) organized a protest against what it alleged as a ‘land grab’ by the military. The protest was held in Jaffna and Vanni. TNPF was not elected to parliament by the people at the last general election. Now it is using these tactics to change its political misfortune. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=37309 An old Tamil woman from Jaffna featured prominently in Tamil media around the world. Tamil media showed her as poor and as an innocent victim of ‘land grab’. The truth is the complete opposite. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/07/14)

විධායක ජනාධිපති නාඩගම හරහා ලංකාව කොට උඩ යැවීම
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
වැරදි පාරේ යාම නොහොත් වලිගේ පාගා ගැනීම     මග හොඳට තිබේ නම්     යන්ට දෑසත් පෙනේ නම්     කිම බැදිවල යන් නේ     මංමුලාවූ එකෙක් සේ                 පණ්ඩිත කොග්ගල ධම්මතිලක බුඩිස්ට් පොලිටික්ස් නොහොත් රෝග නිධානය සෙවීම         ලංකාවේ පරිහානිය (දුක)         ලංකාවේ පරිහානියට හේතුව (දුකට හේතුව)         ලංකාවේ පරිහානිය නැති කිරීම (දුක නැති කිරීම)                    ලංකාවේ පරිහානිය නැති කිරීමේ මග (ආර්‍ය අෂ්ටාංගික මාර්‍ගය)     "විධායක ජනාධිපති නාඩගම නොහොන් කළු සුද්දන් ඇටවූ මර උගුල්," යන මාතෘකාව යටතේ මීට පෙර ලියන ලද ලිපියේ දෙවන කොටස වන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/07/14)

Public appeal to the Judiciary to uphold Buddhist values and disallow Animal Sacrifice
Shenali D Waduge
The Sinhale Nation during the pre-colonial rule was animal friendly. No person could harm animals. People lost their rank and status and were treated as outcastes if they harmed an animal. Over 180 Sinhala Buddhist kings ruled following the tenets of Buddhism. Foreign invasion and colonial rule dethroned a value system based on Buddhist principles that prevailed for over 2500 years. The change in values resulted not out of choice but because of forceful implementation. At post-independence the former values should have taken over, that it didn’t and with time the values of later occupants have... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/07/14)

MH17 Verdict: Real Evidence Points to US-Kiev Cover-up of Failed False Flag
Until this past Monday, the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 on July 17th, 2014, was a potential game changer for global geopolitics and the New Cold War. However, a funny thing happened on the way to the Kremlin…... -Full Story- (pakalertpress.com - 26/07/14)

United States Crafting Legislation to Incite World War III
Luis Miranda
Republican Senator and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker, is the most recent inciter of a global war, as he is the main sponsor of the Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014. The piece of legislation, which has already been seen in congressional committee, intends to effectively declare war on Russia by imposing even more draconian sanctions on Russian businesses, and individuals, maintaining American troops in European countries,... -Full Story-
(pakalertpress.com - 26/07/14)

Economy Revisited. Will Green be the Colour of Money or Life?
By Dr. Vandana Shiva
Economy and ecology are both derived from oikos, which is the Greek word for “home” or “household.” Ecology is the science of the household, both local and at the level of Gaia, our planetary home. Economy is supposed to be the management of the household. Aristotle referred to oikonomia as the art of living. He differentiated it from Chrematistics, the art of money making.... -Full Story-
(globalresearch.ca - 26/07/14)

Preparing for War with Russia. Removing Russia with a Preemptive Nuclear Attack? What is the Future of Humanity?
By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
The Russian government has finally realized that it has no Western “partners,” and is complaining bitterly about the propagandistic lies and disinformation issued without any evidence whatsoever against the Russian government by Washington, its European vassals, and presstitute media. Perhaps the Russian government thought that only Iraq, Libya, Syria, China, and Edward Snowden would be subjected to Washington’s lies and demonization. It was obvious enough that Russia would be next.... -Full Story-
(globalresearch.ca - 26/07/14)

Malaysian Boeing disaster – Russia’s questions to Ukraine
RT
Russia’s Air Transport Agency has prepared a number of questions for Ukraine seeking to clarify the situation surrounding the crash of flight MH17.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 26/07/14)

CULTURAL NORMS AND VALUES THAT CHARACTERIZE OUR NATION
DR. DAYA HEWAPATHIRANE
 Buddhism has been the basis or foundation of Sri Lanka’s culture for over 2200 years. The deeper aspects of the country’s culture are reflective of Buddhist ideology, principles, ethics, values, morality, traditions, customs, thoughts, temperament, attitudes and way of life. Whatever new elements that may have been absorbed into our culture at different times, were subject to appropriate modifications, adjustments and adaptations in order to make them compatible with Buddhist principles and values.    Cultural norms and values of our Hela or Sri Lanka Nation are reflective of the strong impact of the Buddha Dhamma or the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/07/14)

ENGLAND SHOULD BE ASHAMED
Nalin de Silva    
 I refer to the Commonwealth Games that have commenced in Glasgow, Scotland without the participation of the Chairman of the Organisation of the heads of the Commonwealth governments, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa. The pundits would remind me that there is no country called England and Glasgow is in Scotland and not in England. Though officially UK is the country with a Parliament in Westminster, it is England that still rules over Scotland in spite of the origins of David Cameron. England first colonized Scotland, Wales and Ireland and the Parliament and No. 10, Downing Street are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/07/14)

Sri Lanka, Japan and American Buddhism
By Dr Janaka Goonetilleke
  “The coming of Buddhism to the West may well prove to be the Most important event of the Twentieth century.” - Arnold Toynbee -  During the Meigi Period Japan had opened itself to the external world and was in a dilemma as to whether they would like to join the west or look towards the East. During this period many Japanese went to Europe to study oriental languages. After Kitabake, s visit to India in 1883 Japan felt she needed to know more about Buddhism, compelled by the Christian influence in Japan. Coincidentally... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/07/14)

Washington escalates orchestrated Ukrainian "crisis" to war
by Paul Craig Roberts
In the late 18th and early 19th centuries Europe faced the determination of the French Revolution to impose Liberty, Equality, Fraternity upon Europe. Today Washington-s ambition is larger. The ambition is to impose Washington-s hegemony on the entire world. Unless Russia and China submit, this means war.... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 25/07/14)

THE ROVING EYE-A chessboard drenched in blood
By Pepe Escobar
"The intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy." Everyone remembers the Downing Street Memo, which unveiled the Bush/Blair "policy" in the run-up to the 2003 bombing/invasion/occupation of Iraq.The tragedy of MH17 - turned, incidentally, into a WMD - might be seen as a warped rerun of imperial policy in Iraq. No need for a memo this time. The "policy" of the Empire of Chaos is clear, and multi-pronged; diversify the "pivot to Asia" by establishing a beachhead in Ukraine to sabotage trade between Europe and Russia; expand the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to Ukraine;... -Full Story-
(atimes.com - 25/07/14)

The charge of the Atlanticist Brigade
By Peter Lee
The bloody farce in the Ukraine took another ugly turn with the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. And to be ugly about it, if the rebels shot the plane down, it shouldn-t matter very much except as a horrible and unexpected catastrophe in a war zone and an overwhelming tragedy to the survivors of the victims on board. Call it an accident, collateral damage, manslaughter, there is no credible version of events in which it was intentional mass murder or terrorism, either by the rebels or Russian technicians that, according to the Ukrainian government, possessed... -Full Story-
(atimes.com - 25/07/14)

Orwell alive in Palestine, Ukraine
By John Pilger
The other night, I saw George Orwells-s 1984 performed on the London stage. Although crying out for a contemporary interpretation, Orwell-s warning about the future was presented as a period piece: remote, unthreatening, almost reassuring. It was as if Edward Snowden had revealed nothing, Big Brother was not now a digital eavesdropper and Orwell himself had never said, "To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country. (atimes.com)... -Full Story-
(atimes.com - 25/07/14)

July 1983 Riots : Sinhalese still waiting 31 years to be thanked for saving Tamils
Shenali D Waduge
For thirty one years there has been little or no mention and complete silence in acknowledging the fact that scores of Sinhalese braved death to protect and give safe haven to their Tamil neighbors. This all important piece of information has been purposely left out of every commemoration event held as Black July. The silence or neglect of acknowledging the role of the Sinhalese in giving refuge to Tamils in their own homes, feeding, clothing and providing shelter has gone unrecognized and completely shunned by media and the analysts and commentators coming forward yearly to describe... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/07/14)

Public appeal to the Judiciary: Animal Sacrifice and Buddhist values
Shenali D Waduge
The Sinhale Nation during the pre-colonial rule was animal friendly. People lost their rank and status and were treated as outcastes if they harmed an animal. Over 180 Sinhala Buddhist kings ruled following the tenets of Buddhism. Foreign invasion and colonial occupation dethroned a value system based on Buddhist principles that prevailed for over 2500 years. That value system changed only as a result of foreign invasion and occupation. The change in values resulted not out of choice but because of forceful implementation. At post-independence the former values should have taken over, that it didn’t and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/07/14)

Govt. initiative makes OHCHR probe redundant
By Neville Ladduwahetty
It is clear from the text of the UNHRC Resolution A/HRC/25/L.1/Rev.1 of March 26, 2014 cited below that the expanded mandate of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons would make any investigation by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) redundant. Paragraph 2 of the text to UNHRC Resolution "Calls upon the Government of Sri Lanka to conduct an independent and credible investigation into allegations of violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law…" Paragraph 10 and 10 (b) of the text states: " … the need... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/07/14)

Censorship or error? Internet criticism for BBC removal of MH17 report
... -Full Story- (rt.com - 25/07/14)

Valid information obtained from MH17 flight-data recorder
By: David Kaminski-Morrow London
Investigators have downloaded information from the flight-data recorder of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER that crashed in eastern Ukraine. While the recorder was "slightly" damaged, says the Dutch Safety Board, its memory unit was intact. "Furthermore, no evidence or indications of manipulation of the recorder was found," it adds. Its information has been downloaded and the inquiry says it contains "valid" data from flight MH17. This information will be combined with that from the cockpit-voice recorder, data from which was retrieved on 23 July. Specialists from the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch are conducting the... -Full Story-
(flightglobal.com - 25/07/14)

Ukrainian Air Defense Exercises Might be Behind Malaysian Aircraft Crash – Source
RIA
“On July 17 the commanding officer of 156th Anti-Aircraft Regiment was instructed to conduct a training exercise of ground troops stationed near Donetsk, which involved deploying the troops, and carrying out a routine tracking and destroying of targets with the Buk-M1 missile,” the source said. The source added that the actual launch of the rockets was not intended.... -Full Story-
(en.ria.ru - 25/07/14)

Russia strongly denies involvement in Boeing disaster, aks USA ironic questions
Pravda.Ru
It was stated that U.S. technical intelligence data and satellite photography confirmed that the missile was launched from the territory controlled by the rebels. Question: Where are these data?" Antonov said in an interview with Russia 24 TV channel.... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 25/07/14)

Unlicensed immigration adviser convicted and fined $10,000
Media release The Immigration Advisers Authority
A 56 year old woman was yesterday convicted and fined $10,000 in the Auckland District Court for providing immigration advice in 2011, without being licensed. In March 2014 the woman, who has interim name suppression pending appeal, was found guilty on two charges of providing immigration advice without a licence and holding herself out as an immigration adviser, knowing that she was required to hold a licence. Acting Registrar of Immigration Advisers Catherine Albiston says anyone giving immigration advice, whether onshore or offshore, must be licensed by the Immigration Advisers Authority, unless exempt.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/07/14)

පරීක්ෂණ සිදු කිරීමේදී අපි කාටවත් කොන්ද නමන්නේත් නැහැ. මුදලට යටවෙන්නේත් නැහැ. - ඇමති චම්පික රණවක -
මාධ්‍ය අංශය තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය •    අවබෝධයකින් තොරවDCD පිළිබඳව මාධ්‍යයට කරුණු ඉදිරිපත් කරන්න එපා. •    ඕනෑම පරීක්ෂණයක් ජාත්‍යන්තර ප්‍රමිතියට සිදු කරන්නට ITI සූදානම්
විද්‍යාත්මක පර්යේෂණ ඇතුළු අනෙකුත් සෑම ක්ෂේත්‍රයක පැන නගින ගැටළුවලදී ඒ සම්බන්ධව අවබෝධයකින් තොරව මෙන්ම විද්‍යාත්මක විමර්ශනයකිත් තොරව මාධ්‍යයට යම් යම් ප්‍රකාශ නිකුත් නොකළ යුතු බවත් එමඟින් මහජනතාව නොමඟ යැවීමට කටයුතු නොකළ යුතු බවත් තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍ය පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක මහතා අවධාරණය කර සිටී. අමාත්‍යවරයා මේ බව සඳහන් කර සිටියේ අද(24) දහවල් "අයිස්ක්‍රීම්වල DCD පරීක්ෂණ තහවුරු කිරීම උදෙසා" කාර්මික තාක්ෂණ ආයතනයේ (ITI) පැවති විශේෂ මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාවට එක් වෙමිනි. පොසොන් පොහොය සමයේ රටපුරා වැඩි වශයෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/07/14)

Ordinance XX - Press Point - 20 July 2014..
An Ordinance to persecute a minority in an Islamic State.This program speaks about the persecution of Ahmadis in Pakistan under ordinance XX by Gen. Zia-Ul-Huq, then Dictator and President of Pakistan.... -Full Story- (https:/youtube.com/ - 24/07/14)

Holy Qur’an - The Living Scripture
By A. Abdul Aziz.
 The idea of the sanctity of human life is deeply embedded in the Holy Qur’an. It would not be an exaggeration to argue that the true spirit of Holy Qur’an is social peace and justice.  The establishment of peace and maintenance of security must be the constant objective of all Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Every pursuit and activity which disturbs peace is severely condemned in Islam. We find specific injunctions in the Holy Quran:  And create not disorder in the earth after it has been set in order.... (7:57; 11:86; 29:37)  Mischief and wickedness... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/07/14)

Horton Plains Sri lanka on Vimeo
PROimage Sri Lanka
A celebration of Sri Lanka-s magnificent highlands. Nurturing environmental awareness to preserve Sri Lanka-s unique natural heritage.... -Full Story-
(vimeo.com - 24/07/14)

Guilt by Insinuation: How American Propaganda Works
by Paul Craig Roberts
The Russian government continues to release facts, including satellite photos showing the presence of Ukrainian Buk anti-aircraft missiles in locations from which the airliner could have been brought down by the missile system and documentation that a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet rapidly approached the Malaysian airliner prior to its downing. The head of the Operations Directorate of Russian military headquarters said at a Moscow press conference today (July 21) that the presence of the Ukrainian military jet is confirmed by the Rostov monitoring center.... -Full Story-
(foreignpolicyjournal.com - 24/07/14)

Ukraine hides highly important evidence related to Boeing crash
Pravda
Ukraine hides highly important evidence related to Boeing crash. Former Chief of Staff of Air Defense of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant General Alexander Maslov, is convinced that the Ukrainian authorities conceal the records of talks of their flight control officers with the crew of the Malaysian Boeing that crashed near Russia-s borders in Ukraine.... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 24/07/14)

Russia strongly denies involvement in Boeing disaster, aks USA ironic questions
Pravda
All allegations of the involvement of Donetsk militia in the crash of the Malaysian Boeing-777 are unsubstantiated and, for the most part, based on reports from the Internet, Russian defense officials believe. The Russian Defense Ministry analyzed the results of the investigation conducted by Washington and studied the so-called evidence, to which U.S. intelligence indicated. According to Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov, they do not tally with the data of the objective control of the Russian General Staff.... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 24/07/14)

Ukraine air tragedy. Remember Siberia Air in 2001?
Pravda
It was later determined that an S-300 had successfully shot down a Su-200 target drone , but another SU-200 overshot its drone and locked on to Siberia Air 1821 and exploded with shrapnel bursting 50 feet over the plane [just like the apparent and televised shrapnel embedded in the fuselage wreckage of the Malaysian Air Flight 17 readily shown on US and BBC and EU television and, more abundant written press coverage here in the US, London and the EU.... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 24/07/14)

Moscow blasts Kiev’s false accusations and lack of cooperation with air crash investigators
RT
The Russian Foreign Ministry has said Ukrainian authorities refuse to hold peace talks or help the international investigation of the Malaysian airliner disaster, preferring to throw absurd and unfounded accusations against Russia. Russia is mourning the passengers of the Malaysian Boeing together with the whole world, Foreign Ministry spokesman Aleksandr Lukashevich said in an official statement released on Wednesday.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 24/07/14)

IN-FIGHTING, HOSTILITY AND VIOLENCE WITHINTHE MUSLIM COMMUNITY OF SRI LANKA
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
Sufism or the Sufi Muslim Ideology Traditionally, Sufism or the Sufi Muslim ideology had been the predominant Islamic spiritual tradition observed throughout Southern Asia, including Sri Lanka. Sufism is   considered to be the mystical, ascetic branch of Islam which emphasizes personal experience with Allah. Sufis can be members of either the Sunni or Shia divisions of Islam who share most of the basic principles of Islam. These two divisions stemmed from ancient political strife among Muslims.  Of the total global Muslim population,  87-90% are Sunni Muslims and 10-13% are Shia Muslims. Most Shias live in just... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/07/14)

Another Muslim Attack, this time in Sri Lanka
They don-t call it the "gutter western press" for nothing. Western news media sunk to the lowest level over the coverage of this incident blaming the majority in Sri Lanka and the US and UK leaders have been tripping over each other to Accuse Sri Lankan for attacking the so called innocent Muslims.... -Full Story- (https:/youtube.com/ - 24/07/14)

Western leadership shot down in Ukraine
Jim W. Dean
The Kiev government, who can-t tell the truth about anything, is still comfortably in first place, soon to eclipse “Baghdad Bob” for the gold medal of bogus claims. Bob was Saddam-s press spokesman telling us that Iraqi forces were destroying the American invaders. Without even a token amount of time allowed to sift through the evidence of this horrible tragedy right in the middle of a war zone, a totally unnecessary one, Western leaders and politicians have been tripping over each other playing Mr. Tough guy with baseless accusations and threats toward Russia before the dead were... -Full Story-
(presstv.ir - 23/07/14)

KING WIMALADHARMASURIYA -1:
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
KING WIMALADHARMASURIYA -1:
 saved his motherland from the shackles of foreign invasion and his nation from extinction, besides rescuing Buddhism - that forms the foundation of the national culture  of this great nation, from an untimely end.
 WIMALADHARMASURIYA – I,   ALIAS KONAPPU BANDARA (1591 CE– 1604 CE) Konappu Bandara was crowned as Wimaladharmasuriya-I, in 1591 CE in the Kingdom of Senkadagala or Kande Uda Rata, the bastion of Sinhala Buddhist culture. King Wimaladharmasuriya (1591–1604) was the timely savior of Buddhism and the Sinhala nation at a time when they were under... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/07/14)

“Precolonial and Postcolonial Transfers from South Asia to Science and Technology” Public Lecture by Dr. Susantha Goonatilake
“Precolonial and Postcolonial Transfers from South Asia to Science and Technology”
  Public Lecture by Dr. Susantha Goonatilake   (author among others of Toward a Global Science: Mining Civilizational Knowledge) Sponsored jointly by The Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science and the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka     on Monday 28th July 2014 at 5.00 p.m.   at the Gamini Dissanayake Auditorium, Mahaveli Centre   No. 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07 The conventional Eurocentric story was that after the 1,000 year Dark Ages in Europe brought by the adoption of Christianity,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/07/14)

Protect Sinhala Buddhism from the educated – VII
By Nalin de Silva Courtesy Island
Most of the cultures in the world at present are associated with religions though it is not necessary that a culture should be associated with a religion. Of course, it depends on the definition of religion and one could define religion as a system that includes rituals, and could say that cultures have been associated with religion for a very long time. All knowledge is grouped into conventions, and conventions like anything else are not absolute but relative. There are no conventional truths as such but only conventions, and people have been moving... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/07/14)

MH17 spin
RT
Washington has a mountain of evidence but isn-t disclosing it. What is Washington hiding? Will the investigation show something the West doesn-t want to see? And do we hear a drumbeat of war?CrossTalking with Vladimir Suchan, Eric Kraus and Eric Draitser.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 23/07/14)

Parents of Missing Tamil Children demand answers from TNA’s Ananthi Sasitharan
Shenali D Waduge
Ananthi Sasitharan TNA member of the Northern Provincial Council was in for a surprise when she arrived at the Mullaitivu Magistrates courts on 21st July 2014 for the continuation of the case filed by her. She never expected hundreds of Tamils to brave the scorching heat to arrive demanding to know what she and her husband LTTE’s Elilan had done to their children. The situation became so intense that Ananthi Sasitharan had to eventually seek solace of the security forces she and the TNA want to throw out of the North. Families of Missing Tamil... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/07/14)

Russia Hands Data on MH17 Crash to EU, Awaits Reaction - Russia-s EU Envoy
RT
BRUSSELS, July 23 (RIA Novosti) — Russia handed all of its Defense Ministry-s data on the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine to the European Union, but has seen no reaction yet, Russia-s envoy to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said Wednesday.... -Full Story-
(en.ria.ru - 23/07/14)

Bogus photos of ‘Russian’ air-defense systems in Ukraine debunked by bloggers
RT
Ukraine continues to concoct evidence of Russia’s air defense system’s involvement in the Boeing tragedy. This time Ukraine’s secret service has published as ‘proof’ month–old photos of Kiev’s own Buk-M missile system, claiming it is Russian. Although even American officials have privately admitted that there is no evidence that Russia is involved in the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 disaster on July 17, Kiev has its own idea.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 23/07/14)

Coconut and Paddy Husks to Filter Arsenic-Bangladesh Experiment
Daya Reporting from Toronto, Canada
The following is a success story in Bangladesh in water purification, which may have a promising application in Sri Lanka. The filter is made from readily available local materials, the apparatus is affordable, and the cost free installation, demand a serious study of the adaptability and suitability to fit the conditions and needs of Sri Lanka.Reza was featured in the "Fixing the world worst poisoning in history" which appeared in the Sunday Star dated July 13, 2014. She managed to convince the global experts in chemistry, engineering, medicine and business to volunteer their time to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/07/14)

විධායක ජනාධිපති නාඩගම නොහොන් කළු සුද්දන් ඇටවූ මර උගුල්
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
මිනිස් හට සොඳුරු ගුණ සහ නුගුණ  ඇත     නිදොස් කෙනෙකු මෙදියතැ උපදනේ   නැත     වෙසෙස් සිනිඳු මුවරද බර      සහස්පත     කොරොස් නළින් යුතුවෙයි කටු පෙළිණි යුත         කුරිරු ගොර සපුන්ගේ දළ'ගෙහි    විසය     මදුරු මැසි කැලන්ගේ තුඩ'ගෙහි    විසය     රුදුරු නුහුසුවන්ගේ වල'ගෙහි       විසය     නපුරු දුදනන් ගෙ සිය'ලඟෙහි මැ    විසය                             සුභාෂිතය     මග හොඳට තිබේ නම්     යන්ට දෑසත් පෙනේ නම්     කිම බැදිවල යන් නේ     මංමුලාවූ එකෙක් සේ                 පණ්ඩිත කොග්ගල ධම්මතිලක වරද කාගේද හා කඩවුණ පොරොන්දුව        ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/07/14)

BJP in Sri Lanka: India distances itself from Tamil Nadu-TNA-LTTE and Eelam
Shenali D Waduge
The topic was ‘India under Modi: Relevance for the Region and the World’, organized by the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies and held at the BMICH moderated by former foreign secretary HMGS Palihakkara. Introducing the panelists was Mr. Sunimal Fernando, Advisor to H.E. the President of Sri Lanka and Chairman/Board of Studies of the BCIS. Prof. Madhav Das Nalapath of Manipal University, Dr. Suresh Prabhu was a former Union Minister under the Vajpayee Government and a member of the Shiv Sena, Dr. Swapan Dasgupta was introduced as a senior journalist and political commentator, Dr. Seshadri Chari... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/07/14)

Ms. Sisson disappears without a TWEET
Dr Kamal Wickremasinghe  Courtesy The Daily News
The US embassy in Colombo has been uncharacteristically quiet the last week, especially for a foreign mission preoccupied with issuing media statements, press releases and tweets on intensely domestic Sri Lankan issues - who can forget outright falsehoods like the tweet of January 9, 2014 that declared St Anthony’s Ground at Puthukudurippu as the site of a January 2009 killing of “hundreds of families” by army shelling? Such usual social media hyperactivity by the US embassy has been uncharacteristically less lately, the last tweet being on July 9, tellingly publicising another press... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/07/14)

The Merciful and Forgiving God
By A. Abdul Aziz.
 (Given below is an excerpt of one of the recent Friday Sermons of Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Supreme Head of the world-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam, delivered on 18th July, 2014, at ‘BaithulFuthuh’, London, U.K. gave a discourse on the Merciful and Forgiving God )  Ahmadiyya Khalifa started the sermon with the recitation of the following two verses of the Holy Quran and gave their Urdu translation:  Say, “O My servants who have committed excesses against their own souls! despair not of the mercy of Allah, surely Allah forgives all sins. Verily He is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/07/14)

India to be more supportive of Sri Lanka at UN: Swamy
Meera Srinivasan
India will be far more supportive of Sri Lanka’s position at the United Nations Human Rights Council than ever before, former Union Cabinet Minister and the chairman of the BJP Committee for Strategic Action Subramanian Swamy said here on Monday. Speaking on ‘India under Modi: relevance for the region and the world’, he said India’s foreign policy shall henceforth be guided by national interest and not regional interest.... -Full Story-
(thehindu.com - 22/07/14)

Targeting Sri Lanka has gone too far – Subramanian Swamy
By Chamara Sumanapala
The targeting of Sri Lanka over human rights issues has gone too far and has to stop, Chairman of the BJP Committee on Strategic Action and Former Union Minister of the Government of India Dr. Subramanian Swamy said a short while ago. Furthermore, he said that India will give Sri Lanka much more support than before at the United Nations Human Rights Council. He made these remarks at a panel discussion on the topic of “India under Modi: Relevance for the Region and the World” organized by the Bandaranaike Center for International Studies and held at... -Full Story-
(nation.lk - 22/07/14)

Narendra Modi wants "excellent" relations with Sri Lanka: Subramanian Swamy
PTI
COLOMBO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants "excellent" relations with Sri Lanka, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said as he met President Mahinda Rajapaksa here today and underlined that the end of the LTTE campaign in this country had ensured the security of India too. Swamy, the chairman of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Committee for Strategic Action, is here to deliver a talk on "India under Modi: relevance for the region and the world".... -Full Story-
(articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com - 22/07/14)

10 more questions Russian military pose to Ukraine, US over MH17 crash
RT
Russia has released military monitoring data, which shows Kiev military jets tracking the MH17 plane shortly before the crash - and posed yet another set of questions to Ukraine and the US over the circumstances of the tragedy. Military officials – chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Andrey Kartopolov and chief of the Air Force Main Staff Lt. Gen. Igor Makushev - posed a number of questions to Kiev and Washington concerning the possible causes of the catastrophe in Eastern Ukraine that killed almost 300 people last Thursday.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 22/07/14)

What Happened To The Malaysian Airliner?
By Paul Craig Roberts
Washington-s propaganda machine is in such high gear that we are in danger of losing the facts that we do have. One fact is that the separatists do not have the expensive Buk anti-aircraft missile system or the trained personnel to operate it. Another fact is that the separatists have no incentive to shoot down an airliner and neither does Russia. Anyone can tell the difference between low-flying attack aircraft and an airliner at 33,000 feet. The Ukrainians do have Buk anti-aircraft missile systems, and a Buk battery was operational in the region and deployed at... -Full Story-
(countercurrents.org - 22/07/14)

The Opposition Leader's call for Democracy and Good Governance
S. Akurugoda
According to a news paper report the opposition leader Ranil Wickramasinghe has told Organisation for Good Governance, another NGO, that it was high time for all political parties and other civil society organisations to get together from grassroots level to overthrow the government through a well- organised struggle since the lawlessness in this country can no longer be overcome through democratic means. “One cannot expect good governance from this regime and therefore it is high time for all forces to get together and overthrow this undemocratic and dictatorial regime,” he said and added that democracy practiced by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/07/14)

India under Modi must join hands with China to lead resurgent Asia
by Senaka Weeraratna
A Panel Discussion under the title ‘India under Modi: Relevance for the Region and the World’ scheduled to be held on July 21, 2014 at the BMICH, Colombo and addressed by five prominent Indians led by Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Chairman, BJP Committee on Strategic Action, is intended to be a forum for Sri Lankans to gain an insight into the new style of governance of Narendra Modi and India’s unfolding role in the Region and the larger world, among other topics. It will be based, according to the organizers of this workshop i.e. Bandaranaike Centre... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/07/14)

Investigate NGO heads: Coughing Human Rights for plush lifestyles
Shenali D Waduge
 Mega millions has been disbursed to the bank accounts of organizations set up to deliver ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’ to ‘undemocratic’ nations. These NGOs set up have an explicit object and it has nothing to do with human rights to democracy and everything to do with preparing the groundwork for agendas of those disbursing the funds. The local lacoreens or sepoys as we have every right to call them are paid to do a job and they are paid handsomely too. Remove the monetary aspect would these so-called NGO heads deliver the same speeches with the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/07/14)

Sri Lanka : Lessons to learn from Muslims and Islam
 Shenali D Waduge
The Middle East is home to many faiths beside Islam. Yet strict laws govern how people behave. From public displays of holding hands to other forms of behavior are clearly identified as being unacceptable and taboo. In many of these Islamic countries a strict dress code prevails. Whatever laws declared have to be strictly followed to the word. Whether these laws, restrictions and regulations are correct, unfair or outdated for modern society is a different question. What needs to be said is that there are 57 nations in the world that declare themselves Islamic and even... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/07/14)

Scott Morrison attacks critics of Sri Lanka
by:DENNIS SHANAHAN and Jared Owens- Courtesy The Australian July 12, 2014   Angus Campbell praised ‘the policy settings of both the current and former governments’ for stemming the flow of boats. Source: News Corp Australia   SCOTT Morrison has lashed out at “increasingly shrill’’ critics of Sri Lanka, accusing asylum-seeker advocates of using boatpeople to pursue a political agenda of internationally isolating the once war-torn nation.   On his return from Sri Lanka yesterday, the... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 22/07/14)

Key Piece of Video “Evidence” for Russian Responsibility for Malaysian Plane Shootdown Debunked
However, going by the billboard and other features of the scenery, Russian bloggers and news sources claim to have identified the road in the video as having been taken in or near the town of Krasnoarmeisk (“Krasnoarmiysk” in Ukrainian), which has been under Kiev’s control since May.... -Full Story- (zerohedge.com - 22/07/14)

Will Russia shoot down West-s lies?
Finian Cunningham
They don-t call it the "gutter press" for nothing. But Western so-called news media sunk to new toxic depths over the weekend in their coverage of the Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine - and the death of all 298 people on board. It was a veritable media-orgy of lies, propaganda and vilification spewed out by American and European corporate news outlets. Whether online, television, or newspaper, the media went into overdrive to lay the blame for the disaster on Russia or "Russian-backed rebels" in Ukraine.... -Full Story-
(presstv.ir - 21/07/14)

Ukrainian Su-25 fighter detected in close approach to MH17 before crash - Moscow
Courtesy RT
Image courtesy of the Russian Defense Ministry The Russian military detected a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet gaining height towards the MH17 Boeing on the day of the catastrophe. Kiev must explain why the military jet was tracking the passenger airplane, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Follow Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash in Ukraine LIVE UPDATES “A Ukraine Air Force military jet was detected gaining height, it’s distance from the Malaysian Boeing was 3 to 5km,” said the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the HQ of Russia’s military forces, Lieutenant-General Andrey Kartopolov... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/07/14)

British Defense Sec. Accuses Russia of Sponsoring Terror- Britain has one of the worst records on sponsoring terror in the world
by Kurt Nimmo
Britain has long acted as a sponsor of terrorism. It also harbors international terrorists. A number of nations – including France, Germany, Turkey and Russia – have accused the British government of sheltering terrorists. Even the United States, itself a sponsor of international terror, has accused Britain of sponsoring and protecting terrorists.... -Full Story-
(infowars.com - 21/07/14)

Russia Denies Smuggling Military Hardware Into East Ukraine
RIA Novasti
MOSCOW, July 21 (RIA Novosti) – Russia has never delivered Buk-M1 air defense missile systems or any other type of weaponry to independence supporters in eastern Ukraine, a senior Russian General Staff official said Monday. “Russia never handed over Buk-M1 air defense missile systems or any other type of weaponry or military equipment,” said Lt. Gen. Andrei Kartapolov, the head of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operational Directorate.... -Full Story-
(en.ria.ru - 21/07/14)

සත්‍ය මරා දමා මතු පරපුර මරා නොදමන්න - ඇමති චම්පික රණවක -
මාධ්‍ය අංශය තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය •    මාධ්‍ය හලාල්කරණය නවතනු •    ජිහාඩ් ගොබෙල්ස්වාදයෙන් රට රැක නොගතහොත් අනාගතයේ සෑම ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයෙකුටම ලේ වලින් වන්දි ගෙවන්න සිදුවෙයි •    බෞද්ධ භික්ෂුවගේ කැපවීම මත මේ රටේ මුස්ලිම් කාන්තාවට නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනය හා නිදහස් ඡන්ද අයිතිය හිමිවූ බව දැන් අමතක      වෙලා මෙරට බෞද්ධ භික්ෂූන් වහන්සේ අති විශාල ජයග්‍රහණ ගණනාවක් මේ රටට ලබාදුනි. විශේෂයෙන්ම අවිහිංසාවාදී අරගලය මගින් ජනතාව තුළ ජාතිය ආගම හා ශාසනය පිළිබඳ අළුත් කැක්කුමක් ඇති කර වාද විවාද මගින්, තර්කය මගින් ප්‍රතිවාදීන් දණ ගස්සවා ඉදිරියට යන්න අපට මඟක් පෙන්වා දුන්හ. මෙරට නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනය, නිදහස් සෞඛ්‍ය සේවය හා නිදහස් ඡන්ද ක්‍රමය වෙනුවෙන් අපේ ස්වාමීන් වහන්සේලා... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 21/07/14)

Secretary Defence declares opens Pilgrims Rest at Girihandu Seya
Gamini Sarath Godakanda
Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared open the newly constructed pilgrims Rest cost over Rs. Seven Million, at the Girihandu Seya Temple premises in Thiriyaya at the invitation of the Senior Presidential Advisor, Mr. Milinda Moragoda. The "Urumayaka Ulpatha" Foundation coordinated the entire process in collaboration with the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs and the Department of Archaeology to make the noble concept a successful one. Mr. Rajapaksa unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the occasion amidst the blessings of the Maha Sanga. Most venerable Kotugoda Dhammawasa Anunayake Thero,  Amarapura Sanga... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/07/14)

MH17 black boxes to be handed over to Malaysian authorities - Malaysian PM
RT
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 black boxes will be handed over to the Malaysians in Donetsk at 9pm Ukrainian time (1900 GMT). The bodies of 282 victims of the crash are to be flown to Amsterdam.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 21/07/14)

A tale of two Afghans...
Of drug-lords, refugees, asylum and an unyielding UNHCR   BY ZAHRAH IMTIAZ Courtesy Ceylontoday
A woman has been sitting at the security entrance to the front office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), for the past 24 hours, teary eyed, but determined. By her side, a man consoles her. The security officers at the gate had asked them to leave, as they would not be let into the office at any time soon.   "She has been listed as a refugee for the past two years and we have been living in Sri Lanka all of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/07/14)

USA- SERVING THE PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN
ALI SUKHANVER
One of my favourite questions I ask my people is, “Are you against the Aman Ki Asha?” Every time, I get the same answer wrapped up in astonishing bewilderment, “Who says we are against the Aman Ki Asha? But favouring Aman Ki Asha does not mean selling our ego, self-respect and our basic human rights to India. The desire of peace is appreciable but not at the cost of ones existence and at the terms of inequality.” Friendly relations with the neighboring countries must be the desire and wish of every Pakistani but as far as India... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/14)

The Pellucid Aspect Of Winning By Cheating By Passed With Capricious Rhetoric By The Cheaters! - Galle Test SHAME SOUTH AFRICA!
Top Spin By Suni
July 21st 2014 As ludicrous and contentious as it sounds, there is a whole lot of rigmarolling going on in the aftermath of the Galle Test Match as the Proteas are patting themselves om their backs and crowing about a win over Sri Lanka whan in reality they cheated visibly through ball tampering by Vernon Philander whose exposure has come reluctanly and was caught on Camera. Remarkably it is not the first time an incident of  a similar nature has occurred remembering Paf Duplesis caught in the act and punished albeit lightly to say the least... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/14)

Beware of the forgotten and hidden dangers of cooking gas
Dr Hector Perera          London
When we light the cooker, natural gas burns in oxygen to give out heat so that we can cook something using that heat. To begin with you need heat to burn this gas but once it is started, it gives out more heat that means burning gas is an endothermic reaction but it gives out more heat that means it is an overall exothermic reaction. Then according to physical chemistry the overall reaction of burning methane is an exothermic reaction because it uses little energy to start but gives out more heat. Normally this gas... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/14)

A new light on ancient Middle East religio-politics through literary and archaeological evidence
Buddhism in ancient Israel and Arabia -by Professor A.D.T.E. Perera-Courtesy:  Daily News ( Vesak 2549 – 2005)
The Buddha Statue in Khurul Monastery in southern Russia. (Formerly, Associate Editor, Encyclopaedia of Buddhism, Government of Sri Lanka, publication, Research Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of New Mexico, USA, Guest Research Fellow, Department of Disarmament and Development, UNO, New York) The publication of a research paper recently, written by the great scholar Most Ven. (Dr.) Paravahera Pannananda Nayaka Thera, the Chancellor of the Ruhunu University of Sri Lanka, has caused waves of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/14)

What Did US Spy Satellites See in Ukraine?
By Robert Parry (about the author)
what did the U.S. surveillance satellite imagery show? It-s hard to believe that -- with the attention that U.S. intelligence has concentrated on eastern Ukraine for the past half year that the alleged trucking of several large Buk anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia to Ukraine and then back to Russia didn-t show up somewhere.Yes, there are limitations to what U.S. spy satellites can see. But the Buk missiles are about 16 feet long and they are usually mounted on trucks or tanks. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 also went down during the afternoon, not... -Full Story-
(opednews.com - 20/07/14)

What could be MH17 data recorders found in E. Ukraine, taken to Donetsk – militia
RT
Items presumed to be the data recorders from the crashed Malaysian plane have been found and delivered to Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, according to the leader of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk. “Aircraft parts looking like black boxes were found at the site of the plane crash. They are currently in Donetsk, in the People’s Republic’s (DPR) government headquarters, under my personal control,” Aleksandr Boroday, the republic’s prime minister, told reporters.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 20/07/14)

Kerry, Kerry pants on fire! If You Believed the Secretary of State’s Poison Gas Lie, You’ll Love His Latest One
by: Dave Lindorff
If the best the US can do to pin the blame for the Malaysia Flight 17 downing on Russia is to have Secretary of State John Kerry say that “circumstantial evidence” points to Moscow being behind it, we can be pretty certain it was not Russia at all.Kerry’s credibility on such matters has been in the toilet since last August when he claimed during last year’s furor and push for war against Syria’s Bashar al Assad that he had seen “clear and compelling evidence” that the Syrian government had used poison gas against its own... -Full Story-
(thiscantbehappening.net - 20/07/14)

Political Islam is a global problem and not confined to Sri Lanka alone
Shenali D Waduge
The propagandists enjoy flashing across mainstream media to project the notion that Muslims are targeted only in Sri Lanka and only by Buddhists. We know that is not so. Every country around the globe including the 57 Muslim countries of the world are having issues with Muslims. If it is not about Muslims and non-Muslims the conflicts surround Muslims against Muslims. The problem is not a small one especially when 23% of the world is Muslim (1.62billion). If Islam is a religion of peace exactly how has Muslims ended up in arms fighting either themselves or... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/14)

MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena says in interview U.S, DON'T BASE TIES ON RIGHTS!
Anjalika Silva - USA
I refer to the statement made by MP Sajin Vass Gunawardena in an interview in the US on the  the above subject as reported in the Daily News of July 18, 2014. His statement includes a reference to expats as follows:  "We have gone on a process that is good for the people of Sri Lanka that is good for the country. It may not be with the agenda of the LTTE diaspora, with the expats living outside of Sri Lanka, but it is good for the people of Sri Lanka." As an expatriate... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/14)

බෞද්ධයා ලොව ඉදිරියේ අවමානයට ලක්කළ අළුත්ගම සිදුවීමේ ඇත්ත මෙන්න..
ජිහාඩ් ගොඛෙල්ස්වාදයට, සත්‍ය යටපත් කිරීමේ රාජ්‍ය මර්දනයට එරෙහිව ජනබල මාධ්‍ය මෙහෙයුම - MONARAWILA
වෛරී කතා පැවැත්වූ මුස්ලිම් නායකයින් කවුරුන්ද ? ඥණසාර හිමියන්ගෙන් හා මධුමාදවගෙන් පොලිසිය ප්‍රශ්න කළාසේම මීට ඍජුවම සම්බන්ධ අන්තවාදී මුස්ලිම් නායකයින්ගෙන් ප්‍රශ්න නොකරන්නේ ඇයි ? පොලීසියේ කශේරුකාව සිංහලයින්ට විතරද ? ජාතිය පාවාදුන් බලධාරීන් නිහඩ ඇයි ? සැමට සමාන නීතිය සිංහල බෞද්ධයින්ට ඉටුනොවූයේ ඇයි ? Watch this following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9GMVZ4mwII www.facebook.com/monarawila2014... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/14)

බෞද්ධයා ලොව ඉදිරියේ අවමානයට ලක්කළ අළුත්ගම සිදුවීමේ ඇත්ත මෙන්න.
MONARAWILA
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(https:/youtube.com/ - 19/07/14)

Panel discussion on 'India under Modi: Relevance for the Region and the World'
Courtesy The Daily News
A panel discussion under the title 'India under Modi: Relevance for the Region and the World,' will be held on July 21 from 5.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. at the Committee Room B of the BMICH. A strong and independent India that can resist pressure from regional rivals and world powers while engaging globally to address regional issues and security threats as envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be among a host of topics that will be discussed by five prominent Indians at the panel discussion organised by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/14)

India under Narendra Modi: Is Sri Lanka ready?
By Senaka Weeraratne Courtesy:  Daily Mirror
To meet challenge of foreseeable radical changes in our closest neighbour The Indian general election would, if the forecasts are proved to be correct, result in a change in India’s relationship with the rest of the world as well as a revolutionary transformation of her economy, industry and education if the changes introduced in Gujarat by Chief Minister Narendra Modi are an indication. It will also dramatically affect the ongoing ‘blow hot, blow cold,’ relationship that India currently pursues with Sri Lanka. India under Narendra Modi as Prime Minister will claim its rightful... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/14)

A wider mandate in search for Truth and Reconciliation

Courtesy The Daily News
The appointment this week of an Advisory Council to the Presidential Commission to Investigate Complaints Regarding Missing Persons, extends the scope of the mandate of the Commission, and brings into focus important areas of activity in the conflict in Sri Lanka, which have largely been ignored by international commentators on Sri Lanka's successful battle to defeat terrorism. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has taken note of the considerable evidence that has been placed before the Commission regarding the large number of missing persons,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/14)

THE ROVING EYE-It was Putin-s missile!
By Pepe Escobar
And here-s the spin war verdict: the current Malaysia Airlines tragedy - the second in four months - is "terrorism" perpetrated by "pro-Russian separatists", armed by Russia, and Vladimir Putin is the main culprit. End of story. Anyone who believes otherwise, shut up. Why? Because the CIA said so. Because Hillary "We came, we saw, he died" Clinton said so. Because batshit crazy Samantha "R2P" Power said so - thundering at the UN, everything duly printed by the neo-con infested Washington Post. [1... -Full Story-
(atimes.com - 19/07/14)

Malaysian jet tragedy propagandized – Ron Paul
RT
Referring to the tragic downing of a Malaysian Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine, former Texas congressman Ron Paul warned against jumping to conclusions over the culprits. Drawing parallels between the potential for a Russian-made missile system’s connection to the attack of the passenger jet on Thursday over the restive Donetsk region of Ukraine and the capture of US-made weapons by Islamist insurgents in Iraq, Paul pointed out that the missile’s potential source of manufacture was largely immaterial.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 19/07/14)

Memories, recollections, guesses and speculations about MH17
The Saker blog
I think that any analysis of the events surrounding the downing of MH17 should begin with the following admission: no matter what, the AngloZionists will blame Russia. Just like 9/11, there is no way, no amount of evidence, which would affect the unanimous chorus of Imperial doubleplusgoodthinkers in their conclusion that obviously it could only have been "the Russians". So don-t expect to come across The Proof which will prove that the Empire is lying because if 9/11 proved anything it is that even hard, undeniable truth can be easily ignored by the elites and their... -Full Story-
(vineyardsaker.blogspot.co.uk - 19/07/14)

BUSTED! Ukraine Caught Trying to "Frame Russia" for Shooting Down Malaysia Flight MH17!
... -Full Story- (https:/youtube.com/ - 19/07/14)

Putin Blames Malaysia Plane Crash On Ukraine's Renewal Of Military Campaign
Reporting by Timothy Heritage- Courtesy huffingtonpost.com
MOSCOW, July 18 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said Ukraine bore responsibility for the downing of a passenger plane in the country's east, saying it would not have happened if Kiev had not resumed a military campaign against separatists. "And without doubt the government of the territory on which it happened bears responsibility for this frightening tragedy," he said, adding that he had urged the Russian authorities to do everything possible to help with the investigation into the incident. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/17/putin-ukraine-malaysia_n_5597094.html... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/14)

Official statement from Russian Defense Ministry in connection with Boeing 777 crash
Pravda.Ru
18.07.2014 The Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation released the following statement in connection with the crash of Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. "In view of the objective investigation of the air crash of the Boeing 777 that crashed on the territory of Ukraine, it is necessary to conduct thorough investigation with the involvement of representatives of all interested international organizations. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, there are units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on the disaster area; the units are armed with anti-aircraft missile systems Buk-M1. In the area of northwestern outskirts of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/14)

DCDකිරි පිටි, අයිස්ක්‍රීම් දන්සල් බවට පත්වීම කණගාටුවට කරුණක්
පෝෂණ පාගමන අවසානයේ ඇමති චම්පික කියයි. මාධ්‍ය අංශය, තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය,
ජූලි මාසය, පෝෂණ මාසය ලෙස නම් කිරිමත් සමග ජාතික පෝෂණ ලේකම් කාර්යාලය සහ කාර්මික තාක්ෂණ ආයතනය(ITI) ඒකාබද්ධව රට පුරා විවධ වැඩසටහන් සංවිධාන කලේය. පෝෂණය හා නිරෝගීකම පිළිබඳව මහජන දැනුවත්භාවය ඉහළ නැංවීමේ අරමුණින් “නිරෝගී පරපුර රටේ ශක්තියයි” තේමා කරගත් පාගමනක් අද (19) උදෑසන 7.20ට කාර්මික තාක්ෂණ ආයතනයෙන් ගමන් ඇරඹීය. මේ අවස්ථාවට අතිගරු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා, අමාත්‍ය චම්පික රණවක මහතා ඇතුළු වෘත්තීයවේදින් සහ තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශයට අනුබද්ධ ආයතන වල නිලධාරින් ද ඇතුළු 800ක පිරිසක් සහභාගි විය. පෝෂණ පාගමන අවසානයේ පැවති විශේෂ මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාවට එක්වු අමාත්‍ය පාඨලි චම්පික... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/14)

Pathos in the (cashed up) Media.
D.Chandraratna, Perth
In a way it was sad to read the essay on the print media recently written by Shenali Waduge to this news sheet. She pointed out, very correctly, that, ‘Media is the most prostituted public service entity next to the profession of politics. Anyone can do anything if they throw in some cash. People can be bought over easily and thereafter it is a matter of time that news becomes structured accordingly and the public end up the gullible fools falling for the lies and distortions. The handful of good journalists have to silently bear up or leave... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/14)

Direct Flight From Down Under to Sri Lanka
Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM FRCP/FRACP Wellington New Zealand
Dear Editor Traveling to Europe and back from Auckland New Zealand via Dubai on an Emirates A380 flight  ( the biggest passenger  plane with over 400 passengers) I am struck by the opportunities this flight & it's flight path offers for Mattala international airport. Hence this letter hoping to invoke enthusiasm of the powers that be , to make these idea's a reality. Every evening , three of these A380 planes leaves Auckland  New Zealand  en rout to Dubia via Australia, a plane each via Melbourne, Sydney and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/14)

Missing Persons Commission gets international panel to investigate war crimes
Sri Lanka News
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has broadened the scope of the mandate given to the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons and possible war crimes, appointed a three-member international panel of experts to advise the Commission. Three legal experts - two Britons and a U.S. national - were appointed as part of an international advisory panel linked to the presidential commission set up last year to conduct the inquiry. But a government spokesman made clear that whatever recommendations the panel might make, the island nation's authorities were free to accept or reject them. "This... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/14)

What do the Buddhists want from the Muslims?
Nalin de Silva - Courtesy:  Daily News
The above question was asked by a Muslim friend of mine after the Aluthgama Beruwala incidents. At that time the Minister Hakeem was trying to score points over the Sinhala Buddhists and he has now threatened the latter by claiming that unless the Bhikkus are controlled there could be Muslim extremist organisations. Imposing an unofficial “blackout” on the news gave Hakeem and others a free hand to spread the usual anti Sinhala Buddhist line among the Muslims. It appears that Hakeem is of the view that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/14)

HE Dr Chris Nonis meets HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan
MEDIA RELEASE Sri Lanka High Commission London
Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK, Dr Chris Nonis, met HRH Prince El Hassan of Jordan during his visit to London. In Jordan, HRH Prince El Hassan established the Royal Scientific Society, the Arab Thought Forum, the Higher Council for Science and Technology, and the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies. He is also Chair of one of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Boards, and President of the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue (FIIRD). A pluralist, believing in consensus and respect for the other, HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, articulated his... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/14)

Evidence Continues to Emerge #MH17 Is a False Flag Operation
Translated by Gleb Bazov
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(vineyardsaker.blogspot.co.uk - 18/07/14)

Moscow calls for intl probe into Malaysia MH17 flight crash – Russia-s UN envoy
RT
Russia urges an impartial and open investigation into the Malaysian Boeing 777 crash in Ukraine and an international commission to be set up. Addressing the UN, Russia-s envoy Churkin said a probe into Ukraine-s aviation authorities is also necessary. “As we see it, it is necessary to investigate not only the crash itself but also how Ukraine-s aviation authorities performed their professional duties,” Russia-s Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin said as he questioned why a passenger flight was allowed over an area of armed conflict.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 18/07/14)

Malaysia MH17 crash: 10 questions Russia wants Ukraine to answer
RT
Some Western states and Kiev rushed to find Russian involvement in the MH17 crash having no evidence to back their claims, Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister told RT. He invited Ukraine to answer 10 questions to prove their commitment to an impartial probe. Speaking to RT, Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov has criticized Western countries for jumping to conclusions just “24 hours after the crash” while there is no evidence.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 18/07/14)

Ukrainian Buk battery radar was operational when Malaysian plane downed - Moscow
Courtesy  RT
Published time: July 18, 2014 09:31 Edited time: July 18, 2014 10:11 Get short URL Debris is seen at the site of Thursday's Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash near the settlement of Grabovo, in the Donetsk region July 18, 2014 (Reuters / Maxim Zmeyev) 1.2K4181 Trends Ukraine turmoilTags Conflict, Military, Planes, Ukraine On Thursday, when a Malaysian Airlines plane was apparently shot down over Ukraine, a Ukrainian Buk anti-aircraft missile battery was operational in the region, the Russian Defense Ministry said, contradicting Kiev’s statements. The battery... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/14)

Russian radars record active operation of Ukrainian air defense
Source:Pravda.Ru
Russian radio equipment recorded a radar station of the Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile system Buk was active on the day the Malaysian airliner crashed, officials with the Russian Defense Ministry said. The part of the route of the Malaysian jet, as well as a place of its crash, fall into the destruction area of two Ukrainian batteries of long-range anti-aircraft missile S-200 and three batteries of medium-range SAM Buk-M1. Spokespeople for the Defense Ministry clarified that the Russian aero-technical equipment recorded active operations of radar station RLS-9s18 "Dome" of a battery of SAM Buk-M1, stationed near... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/14)

Putin's plane could be original target?
Courtesy Pravda
AP photo Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that Ukraine is responsible for the disaster with Malaysia Airlines plane, which occurred on Thursday, July 18. The Russian president urged the Russian authorities to assist in every way in the investigation of this crime. "Undoubtedly, the state, on the territory of which it happened, is responsible for this terrible tragedy," Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the State for Economic Affairs, which he proposed to start with a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the terrible disaster. "This tragedy... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/14)

Kandyan ‘Peasants’: The Betrayed and the Forgotten-An open letter to sleeping Kandyans
Dr. Sudath Gunasekara. (SLAS) President Mahanuwara Senior Citizens Movement
 This is a brief note on the pathetic plight of the so-called Kandyans who comprise about 1/3 the country’s population and also spread over 1/3 the area of the Island who are derogatorily called as Peasants. The Westerners used the word Kandyans to differentiate the lowlanders from the mountaineers in this Island. Robert Percival in 1803 (11 Years in Ceylon) called the lowlanders –Sinhalese and those who lived on the hills- Kandyans, which simply meant the people living on the hill country. Thereby they divided the Sinhala nation in to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/14)

Indo-Lanka Amity: Identify ideological common enemy of Hindus-Buddhists
Shenali D Waduge
When the West was in the stoneage, a civilization was flourishing in India and a Buddhist university prevailed in Nalanda, India. Just two examples of life before Christian colonials and Islamic invaders arrived to take over nations following a common goal of domination and conversion. Vast stretches of land, ancient history, artifacts, monuments were razed to the ground and people forcibly converted or beheaded. That history is rarely given the international publicity it deserves or spoken enough for people to realize that the ‘white man’s burden’ was just a sham. Before land was forcibly taken... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/14)

Indian visitors highlight broad consensus on relationship with Sri Lanka
Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process
A group of senior public figures from India visited Sri Lanka this week for the inaugural seminar of the Sri Lanka India Pragathi Sansadaya, initiated by Presidential Advisor Mr. Sunimal Fernando at the Foundation Institute on October 22nd. They addressed a media briefing held at the Peace Secretariat the following day. The idea was to reflect on the future of the relationship between Sri Lanka and India. Two retired diplomats - former Foreign Secretary Ambassador K.P.S. Menon and former High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Ambassador N.N. Jha - and two intellectuals and senior... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/14)

Putin: Thorough investigation of Malaysian airliner tragedy in Ukraine required
Courtesy RT
Published time: July 18, 2014 07:07 Edited time: July 18, 2014 08:44 Get short URL An armed pro-Russian separatist stands at a site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash in the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, July 17, 2014 (Reuters / Maxim Zmeyev) 1.8K3002 Trends Ukraine turmoilTags Accident, Europe, Military, Planes, Putin, Russia, Ukraine The crash of a Malaysian Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine must be investigated thoroughly and objectively, Russian President Putin said in a statement. The tragedy... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/14)

“Shell Shock to Palali Syndrome- PTSD Sri Lankan Experience” - A new book by Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge
Book Introduction
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge's newest book “Shell Shock to Palali Syndrome- PTSD Sri Lankan Experience” (Sarasavi Publications -Colombo Sri Lanka)  is a welcome contribution not only to the PTSD literature but also addresses a current problem facing Sri Lanka. After more than three decades of a devastating ethnic war and the legacy of two Southern ultra left rebellions as well as facing the massive Asian Tsunami of 2004, Sri Lanka is reeling from the after-effects of trauma. The book clearly describes the development of the concept of Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), early historical antecedents in Sri Lanka and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/07/14)

“JUST BEING BUDDHISTS AND RECITING, “SADU” …….. “SADU” IS SUPERFICIAL” Life Abroad – Part 88
By Dr Tilak Fernando
Continuation of Jinadasa Vijayatunga episode …………..Jinadasa Vijayatunga became a neighbour of Lord Mountbatten when he lived at 12 Clivendon Place London….. Book publishers had many a time disappointed this veteran journalist and poet by discarding his request to publish his 160,000 word novel AMAR. During my pow-wow with him, Vijayatunge discussed numerous encounters he experienced with his contemporaries such as Tagore, Gandhi, Sarojini Naidu, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Dr. S. Bandaranaike, Krishna Menon, Sardar Patel, Dr. Ambedkar, Subas Chandra Bose, Dalai Lama, Indira Gandhi, Three Kings of Nepal, Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari and Lord Mount Batton et al,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/07/14)

Poson Celebration in Sheffield
Sheffield Sri lankans - Mr.Lal & Organizing Team
With the view of making the current generation aware of the significance of Poson, Sri Lankans living in and around Sheffield celebrated this event on 5th July 2014 for the third year running. The event that was held at the picturesque Sheffield Buddhist Centre was attended by the Ven. Pidiwille Piyatissa Nayaka Thero and GalpoththayayePemanada Thero of Kethumathi Buddhist Temple in Manchester along with visiting monks Ven. Halmillewe Saddhatissa from Anuradhapura and Ven. Galpoththayaye Seevali. Everyone who attended from most northern cities of England and even some from London, enjoyed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/07/14)

Ramadhan and The Holy Quran: The source of guidance and salvation
By A. Abdul Aziz.
 (Given below is an excerpt of one of the recent Friday Sermons of Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Supreme Head of the world-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam, delivered on 11th July, 2014, at ‘BaithulFuthuh’, London, U.K. gave a discourse on Ramadhan and the Holy Quran; The source of guidance and salvation.  Ahmadiyya supreme Head (Khalifa) started by reciting the following Quranic verse:  ‘The month of Ramadan is that in which the Qur’an was sent down as a guidance for mankind with clear proofs of guidance and discrimination. Therefore, whosoever of you is present at home in this... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/07/14)

Islamist movement falling apart
Sayeed Gafurov Pravda.Ru
16.07.2014 Radical Islamism has evolved into a qualitatively different organization - a very effectively controlled, well-organized and funded, with superbly trained fighters. That efficiency, with which it was possible to train, equip and send thousands of fighters from Syria to Iraq, can not but strike one's imagination. NATO wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria have not destroyed the most ugly form of political Islam. Quite on the contrary - they increased its radicalism. Victories have attracted more fighters, giving terrorists an opportunity to receive combat experience,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/07/14)

Sri Lanka: Journalism Sold - Credibility of Paid News
Shenali D Waduge
 “I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.” – Mahatma Gandhi Let’s ask ourselves a few questions. If media is an employable entity, where from editor down to journalists and columnists are paid and the media outlet publishes news in keeping with their agenda or conforming to their point of view only, can we call the output unbiased, impartial and transparent? Obviously not but that unfortunately is the reality of all media. We are victims of paid news. News that is paid for and published - News that is very much biased and fits... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/14)

චිංචි ගේ පුත්තූ -3 කොටස
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත් න  විසිනි
  මා විසින් දැ ක් වුයේ ප්‍රවාද සඟරා වල ලියා ඇති දේවල්ය. එහෙත් 1994 සිට මේ නරුමයන්ට විරුද්ධව නැගී  බෞද්ධ බලවේ ගය කුමක්ද බුද්ධ සාසන ඇමති කලේ මොකක්ද. ජාතික පත්තර කලේ මොකක්ද. මේ ගැන  මගේ ලිපිය පල කලේ ත්‍රිශූලේ  පත්තරේ මිස ජාතික යය කියන  ලොකු පත්තර නොවේ . දැන් සටනට  තව තවත් ""ත්‍රිශූල"" අවශ්ෂ්‍ය.ය. මුළු ලෝකය පුරාම ත්  වතිකානුවෙත්   පෙන්වූ ඩාවින්චි කෝඩ් ලංකාවේ පෙන්වීම තහනම් කරන්නය්  කිතුනු පූජකවරු  ජනපතිගෙන් ඉල්ලන්නට තරම්  එකමුතු විය. මෝඩ ජනපති වරුද  ඕනා එකකට  ඔවුන් සමග සාකච්චා කරති  බෞධ්ධයන් ඉදිරිපත් කල  අන්‍යාගම් කරන  පනත  යට ගසති ....එහෙත් මල් වට්ටි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/14)

නොරොච්චෝල ගල්අඟුරු බලාගාර ව්‍යාපෘතියේ අවසන් අදියරේ ජනන පරීක්ෂණ කටයුතු ආරම්භ කෙරේ.
සිසිර විජේසිංහ මාධ්‍ය ලේකම්
නොරොච්චෝල ගල්අඟුරු බලාගාර ව්‍යාපෘතියේ අවසන් අදියරේ ජනන පරීක්ෂණ කටයුතු මේ වනවිට ආරම්භ කර තිබේ. ඒ අනුව, ව්‍යාපෘතියේ අවසන් අදියර කඩිනමින් ජාතික විදුලිබල පද්ධතියට සම්බන්ධ කිරීම සඳහා අවශ්‍ය සියලු විධිවිධාන මේ වනවිට යොදා ඇත.  බලාගාර ව්‍යාපෘතියේ ජනන යන්ත්‍ර දෙකක් මේ වනවිට ක්‍රියාත්මක කර ඇත. තෙවන ජනන යන්ත්‍රයට අයත් ඉදිකිරීම් දැනට අවසන් වී ඇති අතර එහි මූලික පරීක්ෂණ කටයුතු ආරම්භ කර තිබේ. විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්‍ය නීතිඥ පවිත්‍රා වන්නිආරච්චි මැතිනිය ලබාදුන් උපදෙස් මත නොරොච්චෝල බලාගාරයේ අවසන් අදියර මෙසේ කඩිනමින් ඉදිකර ජාතික විදුලිබල පද්ධතියට සම්බන්ධ කිරීම සඳහා අවශ්‍ය ක්‍රියාමාර්ග ගෙන ඇත. ඒ අනුව බලාගාර ව්‍යාපෘතියේ තෙවැනි ජනන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/14)

WGOs should have no political rights
By Nalin de Silva
The so-called third world, which itself is a concept coined by western intellectuals, is being oppressed and exploited using western knowledge. It is unfortunate that the "professionals", administrators and others who take decisions connected with the lives of the people in these countries posses some western education and as far as these countries are concerned very often the effect of their actions are worse than that of the politicians. The populist politicians, even if they are uneducated according to the so-called educated, have to depend on the masses, and are being continuously educated by the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/14)

Monsanto's Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic: Could It Topple the Company?
Truthout / By Jeff Ritterman, M.D. Courtesy Alert. Net
The herbicide Roundup has been linked to an ailment that has appeared across multiple continents. For years, scientists have been trying to unravel the  mystery of a chronic kidney disease epidemic that has hit Central America, India and Sri Lanka. The disease occurs in poor peasant farmers who do hard physical work in hot climes. In each instance, the farmers have been exposed to herbicides and to heavy metals. The disease is known as CKDu, for Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology. The "u" differentiates this illness from other chronic... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/14)

Investigate and Regulate Foreign Funded NGOs
S. Akurugoda
According to a news item appeared in Daily Mirror dated 9th July 2014, under the subject 'NGO’s to defy Defence Ministry ban' J.C. Weliamuna of the Lawyers Collective said the government is misguided in its thinking that NGOs and civil society organisations are enemies and is working for international community. Another so-called human rights activist, Nimalka Fernando , while exposing how she is going to defy the Defence Ministry's directive, has said she has the democratic right to criticize the unconstitutional manner in which the country is being governed, where the president makes the decisions without so... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/14)

Beef is sold in Buddhist citadel of Kandy, pork is not
 Shenali D Waduge
Kandy is special to Sri Lanka and the Sinhale Buddhists in many ways. It is where the sacred Tooth relic of Buddha is enshrined and a place of daily homage. The sanctity of Kandy and the entire Sinhale nation was preserved under Sinhale Buddhist kings. Animal slaughter was banned by all of Sri Lanka’ pre-colonial rulers by royal decree while Buddhism was State religion ever since Buddhism was brought to Sri Lanka by royal invitation and given royal patronage. No Government can take away that truth or play down that truth with political correctness or for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/14)

චිං චි ගේ පුත්තු . 2 කොටස
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න විසිනි
ජයදේව උයන්ගොඩගේ  ගේ සන්කාරකත්වයෙන් බිහි වන  ප්‍රවාද  නම් සඟරාවක්  විය. දැන් ඇත් දැය්  නොදනිමි.. ප්‍රවාද යනු    තියරි     ය . මොවුන්ගේ   ප්‍රවාද  සිංහල බෞද්ධ කමට එරෙහිවය. ප්‍රලාපය, හිස් වදන් ය . 1994 ප්‍රවාද 7 කලාපය -""ලංකාවේ බහුවිධ බුධ්ධාගම්මිස  බුද්ධාගම නමින් එක ආගමක් , දැන්    නැත. සතුරන්ගෙන් රැකගැනීම සඳහා  සටන් කිරීමට තරම් බුධ්ධාගමක් දැන් නැත "'.  අපේ  අයගේ හිත වලට  මුන් කාවද්දන්නට හදන  විනාශ කාරී අදහස් ඔබට පෙනේද  මේ .බටහිර ඒජන්තයෝ තරමක් දුරට සාර්ථක වී  ඇති බව  අද   මුස්ලිම් සිංහල කලබල ගැන අපේම උන් කියන දෙයින් පෙනීයය්. උන්ට අනුව ජාතිවාදීන් වන්නේ සිංහලයන්ය. මා ලියු'' ජාතිය පාවාදීම ''... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/14)

SRI LANKA’S NATIONAL IDENTITY, OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: NATIONAL ANTHEM AND THE SINHALESE MAJORITY
Shenali D Waduge
Contrary to what is erroneously being promoted the Sinhela race did not descend from banished King Vijaya of India. The discovery of the Balangoda man depicts a rich civilization going back 38000 years. Undoubtedly what distinguishes the Sinhala people is their Sinhala language – both people and language found nowhere else in the world except in Sri Lanka. Thus, they become a distinct community with a unique language, Sinhale culture and literature evolved and developed within Sri Lanka solidified further by Buddhism. It became the source and secret of unity through history which is why these key... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/14)

Mythical tales of Tamil persecution in Sri Lanka
Lakshman I.Keerthisinghe LLB, LLM.MPhil, Attorney-at-Law Courtesy The Daily News
There’s a great danger in this that we accept one side in this narrative…It’s not just a Tamil Tiger’s narrative; it’s a narrative about a complex society rebuilding itself after 35 years of vicious violence and not doing badly -Bob Carr - Former Foreign Minster of Australia It was recently reported in the media that Labor’s last Foreign Minister of Australia, Bob Carr, has ridiculed refugee advocates’ “urban mythology” about endemic persecution of Tamils in Sri Lanka, saying the previous government “couldn’t find a single case” of returned asylum-seekers being... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/14)

AMBASSADOR PRASAD KARIYAWASAM PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
Press Release-Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington DC
Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States, Prasad Kariyawasam, presented his credentials to the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, at the Oval Office of the White House on Monday 14 July 2014. Signing the White House Guest Book before the commencement of the Credentials Ceremony, Ambassador Kariyawasam wrote: ”I bring warm greetings of the President and people of Sri Lanka to you Mr President, Mrs Michelle Obama, Sasha and Malia. Having enjoyed democratic traditions without interruption since 1931, Sri Lanka is South Asia’s oldest democracy and we... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/14)

How would my scientific energy saving cooking help the University students?
Dr Hector Perera     London
Some children complete their secondary school studies then enter into Universities. I am sure that is one of the wishes of the parents. When my SSC results came that was good enough to apply to the law college and fortunately I got selected but my dad said that kind profession was not suitable to me so I gave up attending the law college. I had no problems when I travelled for studies from home but my mum found a boarding house for convenience. Later on I moved out of that place found by mum to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/14)

BRICS establish $100bn bank and currency reserves to cut out Western dominance
RT
The group of emerging economies signed the long-anticipated document to create the $100 bn BRICS Development Bank and a reserve currency pool worth over another $100 bn. Both will counter the influence of Western-based lending institutions and the dollar.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 15/07/14)

THE ROVING EYE-BRICS against Washington consensus
By Pepe Escobar
The headline news is that this Tuesday in Fortaleza, northeast Brazil, the BRICS group of emerging powers (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) fights the (Neoliberal) World (Dis)Order via a new development bank and a reserve fund set up to offset financial crises. The devil, of course, is in the details of how they-ll do it.... -Full Story-
(atimes.com - 15/07/14)

From Tigers to Barbers: Tales of Sri Lanka’s Ex-Combatants
By Amantha Perera
- People are willing to wait a long time for a few minutes in the hands of Aloysius Patrickeil, a 32-year-old barber who is part-owner of a small shop close to the northern town of Kilinochchi, 320 km from Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo. Old men with bushy moustaches sit on chairs alongside youngsters sporting trendy haircuts and beards in the latest styles from Tamil movies, while mothers drag their kids into the long line for the barber’s coveted chair.... -Full Story-
(ipsnews.net - 15/07/14)

The Curtain Must Fall on the Errant NGO’s
Dr D.Chandraratna, Perth
The leader of the opposition has found it fit to stand up for the freedom of expression, which on the face of it is a darn good thing. But without knowing the ground realities superficial talk of freedoms is pure bourgeois political titillation. The big picture is to make the entire country a safe place for freedom of expression by making sure that everybody’s freedom of expression, safety and particularly freedom from death are made secure for all times. If not, the brouhaha that Mr. Wickremasinghe is creating amounts to mere posturing for cheap popularity. Freedom... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/07/14)

New Indian PM Responds To Sri Lanka With Understanding And Pragmatism Showing His Class And Perception.
LankaWeb Weekly Editorial
July15th 2014   Inasmuch as Sri Lanka's head of State is a very pragmatic and perceptive leader, new Indian Prime Minister the Hon. Narendra Modi too has shown his class and ability to be much the same through his recent response to the issues raised against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC  where a group of Western leaders have targeted the Island nation based upon their own concepts that define in their apparently obscured vision, liabilities Sri Lanka hardly deserve as perpetrators of rights violations! as opposed to maintaining and protecting the rights of all her citizens... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/07/14)

චිං චිං ගේ පුත්තු 1 කොටස
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න  විසිනි
ප්‍රවේශය ------ පිටරටක සිටියද  සිංහලේ යන වචනයත් ඒ  හා බැඳී  ඇති වෙනත් දේ ගැනත්  ඇල්ම බැල්ම අයගේ දැනගැනීම සඳහා  නැවත නැවත ඉස්මතු කලයුතු දෑ  බොහෝය . ඉහතකී ...... පුත්තු  අපට කර ඇති අනවින කොඩිවින ගැන පිටරට සිටින ඔබ තබා ලංකාවේ වැඩි දෙනෙකුත්  දන්නේ නැත. විභාග වලට නියමිත  පොත් මිස වෙන කිසිවක්  නොකියන විට දැනගන්නේ කොහොමද ?  පාසලේ මොකා  මොනවා ඉගැන්වුවත්  හොඳ  සිංහල මාපියෝ නම්  ගෙදරදී  අපේ  උරුමය ගැන කියාදෙති. පාසල් අධ්‍යාපනය  බඩවියත  රැකගැනීමටත්  අපේ උරුමය  වැදගත් මිනිසෙකු වීමටත් අවශ්ෂ්‍ය බව වැදගත් මා පියෝ දනිති , මේවා නොදත්  පුබ්බෝරුවන්ට   ආචාරි මහාචාරි කලු සුද්දන්ගේ  වචන දේව භාෂිත... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/07/14)

Protect Sri Lanka’s Foundational Buddhist Civilization, Sinhala language and National Identity
Shenali Waduge Courtesy: South Asia Mail
Contrary to what is erroneously being promoted the Sinhela race did not descend from banished King Vijaya of India. The discovery of the Balangoda man depicts a rich civilization going back 38000 years. Undoubtedly what distinguishes the Sinhala people is their Sinhala language – both people and language found nowhere else in the world except in Sri Lanka. Thus, they become a distinct community with a unique language, Sinhale culture and literature evolved and developed within Sri Lanka solidified further by Buddhism. It became the source and secret of unity through history which... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/07/14)

Holy Quran: Truth Revealed. Allegations by Ignorants Refuted.
... -Full Story- (https:/youtube.com/ - 14/07/14)

Educating Ms. Sison – the school ma’am with a cane
H. L. D. Mahindapala
The egg-shaped face of the American Ambassadress, Michele J. Sison, does not mean that she is an egg-head. A closer look will reveal that her elongated oval face resembles more of El Greco’s tendentious elasticity stretched  to the  farthest point of caricaturing the humbuggery of the Spanish courtiers. If, however, the looks are deceptive and hides innate qualities of a respectable egg-head then it is fair to ask : why is she consistently engaged in non-productive anti-Sri Lankan activities which she tries in vain to disguise as benevolent gifts from Uncle Sam? Apart from her... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/14)

LTTE Treated Ven. Gonapinuwala Sumanasara Thero Better Than Muslims Treated Ven. Ayagama Samitha Thero
Dilrook Kannangara
Famous Kilinochchi Buddhist monk Ven. Gonapinuwala Sumanasara Thero lived in LTTE controlled areas until May 2009. He escaped LTTE brutality with Tamil civilians. Although LTTE committed crimes against Buddhist monks till 1995 and attacked Buddhist shrines until 1998, it didn’t attack Ven Sumanasara Thero, throw cattle heads to his temple or threaten him with violence despite restraining his movements. As with restraining movements Muslims in Aluthgama were no better than the LTTE. In addition Muslims in Aluthgama mistreated Ven. Ayagama Samitha Thero very badly as he explains in detail. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8OcSztr6x0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TpGioa2TPc Tamil people, mostly Hindus in Kilinochchi,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/14)

මම සිංහල බෞද්ධයෙක් වුයේ ඔබ රැකගන්නය් -4 කොටස --
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
අසේල,  දුටුගැමුණු,  කීර්ති විජයබා , හා වළගම්බා යුද කල නිසා පවුකාරයෝද? එතකොට  සේ න, ගුත්තික , එළාර හා සත්මහ සොලින් පින් කාරයෝද  මුල්ලේරියාව ලේ විලක්  කරමින් පරංගි පන්න දැමු ටිකිරි රාජසිංහ  ද්‍රෝහියෙක්ද?   යුද කිරීම අවශ්‍ය විට යුද නොකර  සිට මුස්ලිම් ඇත අඩංගුවට පත්වුනොත් යුද්ධය එපා කියන්නවුන්  ස්වේච්චාවෙන් මුස්ලිම්වරුන් වෙත ගොස්  මෙන්න    කපාපල්ලා     යය්  කියා  දික් කර ගැන සිටින්නේද ?   කෑල්ලක් කැප ඉතුරු කරය් ද  බෙල්ලම කපය් ද කියා  කවුරුත් දන්නේ නැත  . එනිසා මුස්ලිම්  කුරිරුබව  ගැන  අනෙක් සේරටම වඩා සිතිය යුතුය . උන්"" අල්ලා "" ගතහොත්"' අල්ලා "" ගත්තා මය. ඉංග්‍රීසින් මෙන් දාල යන්නේ නැත.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/14)

Ven. Narada Maha Thera's warnings of dangers to Sri Lanka
Senaka Weeraratna
The Venerable Narada Maha Thera (Sinhala:නාරද මහා ස්ථවිරයන් වහන්සේ), born Sumanapala Perera (14 July 1898 – 2 October 1983) was a Theravadan Buddhist monk and translator, the Superior of Vajirarama Temple in Colombo. He was a popular figure in his native country, Sri Lanka, and beyond. He was born in Kotahena, Colombo to a middle-class family, educated at St. Benedict's College and Ceylon University College, and ordained at the age of eighteen. In 1929 he represented Sri Lanka at the opening ceremony for the new Mulagandhakuti Vihara monastery at Sarnath, India, and in 1934 he visited Indonesia,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/14)

Assam scribes appeal for release of Burmese journalists
By NJ Thakuria
Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA), a northeast India based scribes’ body, has expressed dissatisfaction over a verdict of a lower court in central Burma (Myanmar) to sentence five media employees, engaged with Unity Weekly News, a current-affairs magazine published Rangoon, for 10 years of imprisonment with hard labour. The Pakokku township court has sentenced four journalists namely Lu Maw Naing (28), Sithu Soe (22), Yazar Oo (28) and Aung Thura (25) with a management official Tin Hsan (52) for publishing a report narrating a Burmese military division’s plant to manufacture chemical weapons, which the government has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/14)

THE ROVING EYE-Watch this caliph rip
By Pepe Escobar
So The Caliph is now a global superstar. Ever since Dr Ibrahim al-Badri of Samarra, a minor Sunni cleric who impersonates neo-medieval Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, showed up in the stone pulpit of a Mosul mosque at the start of Ramadan, he-s been on a roll.... -Full Story-
(atimes.com - 13/07/14)

Hints of Widodo-s approach to Privatizations
By Philip Jacobson
The situation in the Indonesian capital reflects a larger remunicipalization push underway across the world. Since the turn of the century, at least 100 cities have retaken control of their once privatized water supply or sanitation networks, according to a report by Emanuele Lobina, a member of the Public Services International Research Unit at the University of Greenwich, who testified in the Jakarta case as an expert witness.... -Full Story-
(atimes.com - 13/07/14)

Australia says ‘No Discrimination’ demolishing the Anti-Sri Lanka lobby
Shenali D Waduge
There is light at the end of the tunnel they say and liars will eventually get exposed. Not bad news at all. The position taken by the Tony Abbot Government is commendable. ‘Increasingly shrill’ was what Scott Morrison Australia’s Immigration Minister called critics. Having visited Sri Lanka and toured North Sri Lanka he was in a better position to declare whether Nazi’s prevailed in Sri Lanka other than those quoting from paid sources! ‘Do not use boat people’ to carry out a political agenda against Sri Lanka says the Abbot Government. Australia has shattered the efforts... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/14)

Where we will end up?
S. Akurugoda
Responding to a series of questions raised by JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, Deputy External Affairs Minister Neomal Perera told parliament that the government had no expectation to engage South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa or the South African government as an international mediator to solve the national problem of Sri Lanka. This decision, if maintained, is laudable. We learnt from media reports earlier that the aim of the Deputy President, South Africa’s Special Envoy appointed to help ‘consolidate peace’ in Sri Lanka, was to help the Sri Lankans with the Truth and Reconciliation process, their... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/14)

The Phony asylum seekers and the deterioration of ethical standards
Dr D.Chandraratna, Perth W.A
 The latest in the attack on Sri Lanka by the enemies of the country revolves round the issue of asylum seekers to Australia. This really is a joke of mammoth proportions if not for the perils of a hazardous journey with so many infants they intentionally carry as accoutrements. The UN as the guardian of the refugee convention is out in force trying their best to hide the economic aspirations of the would-be asylum seekers from Sri Lanka. Understandably this is a welcome entry to justify Pillay’s investigation. The entire episode smacks of dishonesty, idiocy... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/14)

මම සිංහල බෞද්ධයෙක් වුයේ ඔබ රක ගන්නය් --3 කොටස
 ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
ගමේ ගොඩේ මිනිහා පවා  සියල්ල අනිත්‍ය බවත් වෙනස්වන  සුලු බවත් දනී අනිචේ දුක්ඛේ  කියන්නේ එනිසාය. කුඹුර හාන කොට පනුවෝ මැරෙන බව ඔහු දනී . එය ප්‍රාණඝාතයට ඇසුවේද නැද්ද යන්නත් දනී. පනුවෝ ඉබේ මැරෙති ඒත්  මොහු නගුල අසල දඟලන මඩකනය උඩින් නගුල ගෙනියන්නේ නැත. කුඹුර හාන ලෙබ්බේ නම් කනයට කෙවිටෙන් ගසා මරා  නියරේ හංගා  දවල් ගෙදර ගෙනයය්. සිංහල බෞධ්ධය ජීවිතයත්  නිවනත් අතර තවමත්  දෝලනය වන්නෙකි  කවදා හෝ  නිර්මල බෞද්ධයෙක් වන්නේත් මොහු මිස  ලෙබ්බේ ලා නම් නොවේ. දර්ශනය ගැඹුරින් තේරුම්ගත්   සියල්ල අතහැර දැන් ඈ තට  ඈ තට  ගොස් ඇත. ඔවුන්ට යන්නට  පාර  සකස් කර දුන්නේ සිංහල බෞධ්ධයා  ය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/14)

අලි මදිවාට හරක් නොහොත් දලයි ලාමාගේ සිංහල බෞද්ධ ටොක්ක
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
    මුස්ලිම් මිනිසුන්ට හිරිහැර කිරීමෙන් වලකින ලෙස දළයි ලාමාතුමා තම 79 වෙනි උපන් දින සැමරුමේදී ලංකාවේ හා බුරුමයේ බෞද්ධයින්ට අවවාද කරා යයි වාර්‍තා විය.  ශුද්ධ සිංහලෙන් කියනවා නම් එතුමාට අමු කැවී ඇත. මා මෙසේ කියන්නේ බෞද්ධ ක්‍රමයට අනුව මෙවැනි ප්‍රකාශ කල යුතු ප්‍රථමයෙන් ඒ ගැන අඩුම තරමින් බොදු බල සේනාවෙන් හෝ (හැමෝම මුව හමක් සේ තලන්නට බලන) විමසා බලා යන්න දලයි ලාමාගේ වගකීම නිසාය. එසේ නොකිරීම නිසා සිදුවන්නේ දලයි ලාමා නොබෙල් විහිළුකාරයෙක් බව තහවුරු වීම පමණය. ලංකා මුස්ලිම් කවුන්සිලය ඔහුට තවත් නොබෙල් එකක් දුන්නොත් එය පුදුමයට කරුණක් නොවිය යුතුය.     හිටපු ඇමෙරිකන් ජනාධිපති ජිමී කාටර් හෝ දකුණු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/14)

"Islamic State" now a listed terror group
THE federal government has officially listed the Islamic State group as a terrorist organisation, in what it says is a message to Australians intending to join or fund islamic militants in Iraq or Syria.... -Full Story- (dailytelegraph.com.au - 12/07/14)

Sri Lanka tipped as Asia’s new island of growth
Daily FT
A renowned investment banking and equity markets specialist has described Sri Lanka as the new island of growth for Asia and tips the post-war rebounding nation to be the next Singapore and even do better than the region’s city state. In an analytical article titled ‘Sell Singapore, Buy Sri Lanka’ on seekingalpha.com, specialist Fraser Dennis makes a compelling case for Sri Lanka and its future prospects.... -Full Story-
(ft.lk - 12/07/14)

Rebuilding a Church. Mission Accomplished
By Bhante Y. Wimala
 We have completed renovating the Catholic Church in the Village of San Isidro in Tacloban, Philippines. The Church was badly damaged by the typhoon and the congregation was not able to raise the money needed to rebuild it. At the request of the Village Chief Hon. Eutequio N. Balunan and the Village Councilors we started the reconstruction work in May of 2014.  The church is now in use and I am grateful to our sponsor Mr. Anura Perera for providing the needed funds. The official community hand-over ceremony will take place in July when... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/14)

WGO's should be clipped
Nalin de Silva
 It is difficult to convince the Western educated people in general that knowledge is relative and not absolute, and further that knowledge is relative to the five senses, mind and the culture. Even if one succeeds in doing so, it is almost impossible to convince them that knowledge arises due to our "avidya", sometimes translated as ignorance. The West has given us knowledge in various fields, and very often we are supposed to treat that as absolute. The knowledge that is prevailing in the world today, which is the hegemonic knowledge, is mainly what the West... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/14)

මම සිංහල බෞද්ධයෙක් වූ යේ ඔබ රැ ක ගන්නය් ---- 2 කොටස
ධර්ම සිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
මැ කෝලි  සාමි  අධ්‍යාපනයෙන්  බලපොරෝත්තුවුයේ සුද්දන් යනවිට  තම ඒජන්තයන් ලෙසින් කළුසුද්දන් බෝ කිරීමටය  පඬියෝ එසේ බෝ වූඅ  ය වෙති . චාර්ල්ස් සහ සුනිල අබේසේකර , කුමාරි ජයවර්දන  ගොඩ් ෆ්රි  ගුණතිලක සරත් අමුණුගම, ගනනාථ,  ජී එල්. පීරිස්  ජෙහාන් පෙරේරා  ජයදේව උයන්ගොඩ  සුනන්ද දේශප්‍රිය,  දයාන් ජයති ලක  හා  ති සරනී දෙබාන  මෙන්ම ප්‍රසන්න විතානගේ  සහ හඳගම වැනි බෛස්කොප්  කාරයෝද  සිංහල බෞධ්ධය විනාශ කිරීමට කල දේ ගැන පොත් ගණන්  ලිවිය හැක. විරුවෝ රට බේරා ගැ .නීමට සටන්කරන විට මේ  බයිස්  කෝප් කාරයෝ  ව්රුවන්ගේ  බිරියෝ  අනාචාරයේ හැසිරෙන  බව දක්වමීන්  හා  විවිධ ක්‍රමයෙන් නිගා  දෙන  විට කිපුණ එක  හමුදානිලධාරියෙක්  වන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/14)

NATO ships will sink in ten minutes should they attack Russia
Pravda
The number of NATO ships in the waters of the Black Sea today is larger than it was during the days of the Soviet Union. Even during the war with Georgia in 2008, the Alliance and the U.S. did not send so many cruisers, frigates, patrol and reconnaissance vessels to the Black Sea. Today, there are nine of them, but Russian defense officials say that there is nothing to fear. In case of aggression against the Russian Federation, nine NATO ships will be able to stay afloat for a few minutes only. "In the Black Sea basin, there... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/14)

Can Russia take advantage of Western sanctions?
Sayeed Gafurov Pravda.Ru
10.07.2014 Living under sanctions is possible, and Russia knows it from international experience. After all, China has been under sanctions since 1989, but it does not stop the country's successful development. It is no coincidence that U.S. Senator Corker was surprised with the growth of the Russian securities market by 20 percent against the backdrop of U.S. sanctions. The head of Russian Technologies, Sergei Chemezov, reported to the president: "We have 23 joint ventures with foreign companies. Basically, we have no serious problems in connection with sanctions yet." Economist Andrei... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/14)

People-smugglers are struggling to stay in business: Angus Campbell
The Australian
PEOPLE-smugglers are resorting to even greater duplicity to snare paying passengers, says Australia’s border protection chief. Lieutenant General Angus Campbell told a Senate committee today of one asylum-seeker who wanted to go to New Zealand who was told he’d reached Australia, after their boat ran aground in Indonesia.... -Full Story-
(theaustralian.com.au - 11/07/14)

NGOs GAVE LTTE WEAPONS - PM of Sri Lanka
Letter of instruction to request NGOs to act within agreed boundaries These type of reminders go out in other countries as well
Sandasen Marasinghe and Disna Mudalige -Daily News
It is a well known fact that several NGOs have exceeded their remits even to the extent of procuring weapons for terrorists, Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratna said in Parliament yesterday. However, he said, the government was not intending to control Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) but merely reminding them to act in accordance with the mandates they are pledged to. He made these observations in Parliament yesterday in response to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/14)

Life Abroad - Part 87-NEW LIFE, NEW WIFE and a NEW HOME
Dr.Tilak Fernando
Continuation from Pt.86 .........Jinadasa Vijayatunga told me that Sir Solomon had a weakness for English women".. ........ "Lady Daisy Dias Bandaranaike was at the time President of the Ceylon/Colombo Women's Federation/Association. I immediately wrote to Mrs. Margaret Cousins at the Theosophical Society in Adyar, South Chennai (formerly Madras) in Tamil Nadu, India when she (Mrs. Cousin) made arrangements for Lady Daisy Dias Bandaranaike to go and stay with Mrs. Cousins for some time. She (Lady Dias Bandaranaike) spent some time with Mrs. Cousins and returned back to Colombo after her mental recovery". "When in Colombo, Lady Daisy Dias... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/14)

Korean Christians Stir Controversy By Holding Service At Sacred Buddhist Site
HuffPost Korea,
Seoul, South Korea -- The local Buddhist newspaper Beopbo Shinmun reported this week that “Korean Christians were observed singing hymns and missionary prayers, allegedly doing Ddangbarpgi in a Buddhist temple and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Mahabodhi Temple." Ddangbarpgi refers to the act of Christians worshiping at sacred locations of other religions, primarily Buddhism. The incident came to light through a video sent to Beopbo Shinmun by a Buddhist nun, Venerable Beopsu, who has been at the Mahabodhi Temple for several months practicing silence, the newspaper reports. The temple is in Bodh Gaya, an area in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/14)

Sinhala-Muslim “Riots”: Sri Lankan local media blackout on version of Ayagama Samitha Thero
Shenali D Waduge
Media has transgressed from its mandated role. The role of reporting and allowing the public to decide has been replaced by media taking upon itself to declare who is guilty and then going to town to use every mode of media coverage to completely tarnish and ridicule their version of the guilty party. What ensued in Aluthgama is one such instance among scores of others. Before going to print the guilty party was already decided and it was just a matter of generating the publicity to embed in the minds of the people who... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/14)

Ill Treatment Claims By Asylum Seekers ­ Dompost 10.7.14
Chula Rajapakse MNZM Spokesperson, United Sri Lanka Assn.
The Editor, Dear Editor, Ill Treatment Claims By Asylum Seekers – Dompost 10.7.14 The above report bears out that the Boat People being returned to Sri Lanka are treated fairly and in fact treated better than down under where they may have been subjected to ill treatment. Children have been discharged , adults released on bail and only the people smugglers detained following a court hearing in Galle. Sri Lanka It is the Tiger Diaspora and their collaborators   down under that orchestrate the claim of unfair treatment, persecution and torture of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/14)

Refugee policy awash with lies
Andrew Bolt Courtesy Herald Sun
WHY have the Greens — and leftists such as former prime minister Malcolm Fraser — made Sri Lanka their favourite villain? Is it to better pretend that boat people from its Tamil minority are genuine refugees? Is it so they can now attack Prime Minister Tony Abbott as a criminal for sending back two boats with 200 Tamils intercepted a week ago? I suspect so, because the Left’s self-pleasuring rage is almost pornographic, with Fraser even tweeting the return is “redolent off (sic) handing Jews... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/14)

Malcolm Fraser would find no Nazis in Sri Lanka
by: DINOO KELLEGHAN  Courtesy:  The Australian
IT is a crying shame that a country that has dragged itself up by the bootstraps from twin ruthless Marxist and ethnic insurgencies that devastated its economy and killed almost 200,000 people during the past 45 years should become a pawn in the game to bash the Australian government over its anti people-smuggling strategy. Those who demonise Sri Lanka are acting on misinformation fed to them by a manipulative pro-Tamil Tiger terrorist lobby that makes political gain by painting the country as a sinkhole for rule of law and human rights, specifically... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/14)

New Challenges for India
By Afshain Afzal
Ten US Senators, led by Senator Barbara Boxer, recently wrote a letter to Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, calling on to take immediate action to combat gender based violence and improve the safety of women and girls in India. The letter demanded that more efforts needs to be put in to prevent violence against women, improve victim support services, bring perpetrators to justice, and address other forms of gender-based violence including child marriage.Washington wantsincreased engagement with the Government of India to ensure effective action to curb gender violence. To achieve this objective, beside other tools, International... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/14)

Washington’s Arrogance Will Destroy Its Empire
Paul Craig Roberts
Alone among the governments in the world, Washington requires sovereign governments to follow Washington’s laws even when Washington’s laws contradict the laws of sovereign countries. The examples are endless. For example, Washington forced Switzerland to violate and to repeal Switzerland’s historic bank secrecy laws. Washington executes citizens of other countries, as well as its own citizens, without due process of law. Washington violates the sovereignty of other countries and murders the countries’ citizens with drones, bombs, and special forces teams. Washington kidnaps abroad citizens of other countries and either brings them to the US to be tried... -Full Story-
(paulcraigroberts.org - 10/07/14)

Ambassador Hangawatte attends Prize- giving ceremony in Tamil School, Bondy
 Embassy of Sri Lanka Paris
Liens et cultures, (Links and Cultures), a Tamil cultural association located in the Paris suburb of Bondy celebrated its 6th end-of year student graduation at the City Hall in Bondy. Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to France H.E Professor Karunaratne Hangawatte invited as chief guest to this event, was warmly welcomed by Mrs.Sylvine Thomassin, Mayor of Bondy, Town Council members of Bondy and Mr.Sivanatham Rajendram, President of Association Liens et Cultures. Addressing a large audience of students, teachers, special invitees and officials of Liens et Cultures, Ambassador Hangawatte emphasized on the importance of learning one’s mother... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/14)

මම සිංහල බෞද්ධයෙක් වුයේ ඔබ රැ ක ගන්නය් (1 කොටස)
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
සිං හල බෞද්ධ යය්  කීම බුදුදහම පවාදීමකිය් සමහරු කියති   මෙය ඒ ගැනය්  පාරමී ඇත්තෝ අරන්ය ගතවී බවුන් වඩති . පාරමී නැති මම, පුත්ත දාරස්ස සංගහෝ- දරුවන් හදමින් රකිමින්,- සල්ලහුක  හෙවත්   සැහැල්ලු දිවියක් ගෙවීම සඳහා අවශ්‍ය  සාරධර්ම බුදු දහමෙන්  " පදමට ගෙන"' සැකසු   සංස්කෘතියක් රකින්නට දඟලමි . පාරමී ඇති, පින් ඇති ඔබට නිවන් මගේ ඉදිරියට යාමට  එමග කටුකොහොල් ඉවත් කරමින් සිටිමි . ඉවක් බවක් නැතිව අන්යා ගමිකයන්ද මරමින්  එකිනෙකාත් ඇන  කොටගන්නා  ආගමික කල්ලියක් 6 වන  සියවසේ සිට  ලොව  වනසමින් සිටිති   සොල්දාදුවෙකු විසින් බිහිකළ නිසාම මේ ආගම  භීෂණය  ආත්ම කොට ඇත . මොවුන් බෞද්ධ රටවල් කීපයක්ම විනාශ කර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/14)

Lanka to honour Vietnam Buddhist martyr
Janaka Perera
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Vietnam Dr. Ivan Amarasinghe will be a special guest invited by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Council at the ceremony on Saturday July 12 – National Martyrs Day - to commemorate the sacrifice of the Buddhist monk, Venerable Thich Quang Duc 51 years ago in protest against the American-backed dictator Ngo Din Diem in what was then South Vietnam.  The commemorative event is being organized by the Vietnamese Government and the Sangha Council to be held at the National Martyrs Cemetery in Dong Ha City, Quang Tri Province.  (The 50th Anniversary of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/14)

Remembering India’s forgotten holocaust
Rakesh Krishnan Simha - Courtesy tehelka.com  June 13, 2014    [British policies killed nearly 4 million Indians in the 1943-44 Bengal Famine]   The Bengal Famine of 1943-44 must rank as the greatest disaster in the subcontinent in the 20th century.   Nearly 4 million Indians died because of an artificial famine created by the British government, and yet... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 10/07/14)

IndiGo's A-320 fleet to undergo major maintenance in Sri Lanka
Courtesy The Economic Times
NEW DELHI: No-frill carrier IndiGo's Airbus A-320 fleet would now on undergo major maintenance checks in the hangars of SriLankan Airlines in the island nation. An agreement to this effect was signed between SriLankan and IndiGo's parent company, InterGlobe Aviation Limited, to enable the Indian carrier's fleet of 78 A-320s undergo 'C' checks by SriLankan's Engineering Division at the country's second international airport, Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) in Hambantota, a SriLankan release said. A 'C' check is performed approximately every 20-24 months or a specific amount of actual flight hours or as defined by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/14)

KASHMIR-WHERE EVERY DAY IS 13th JULY
ALI SUKHANVER
 ‘We won’t let you visit the Kashmir valley because we have turned it into a blazing hell of death and horror’, it must have been the honest response to every request presented to the Indian authorities by the international human rights caretakers for the visit of Indian Occupied Kashmir. And this situation is not a new one; even ten years back, the response must have been the same. I remember in the first week of March 2003, a delegation comprising of six-members belonging to a US legislators group from New Hampshire, visited India in a hope that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/14)

Muslim leaders reject Baghdadi’s caliphate Prominent Muslim leaders rebuke the Islamic State group’s self-proclaimed caliphate, calling it ‘void’ and ‘deviant’.
Posted by Rafiq A. Tschannen
Muslim scholars and movements from across the Sunni Islamic spectrum have rejected the caliphate declared by the Islamic State group, with the fighters receiving scathing criticism from both mainstream religious leaders, and those associated with their former allies, al-Qaeda. Assem Barqawi, also known as Abu Mohamed al-Maqdesi, who was released from a Jordanian prison in June after serving a sentence for recruiting volunteers to fight in Afghanistan, called fighters loyal to the Islamic State group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, “deviant”.... -Full Story-
(themuslimtimes.org - 10/07/14)

Narendra Modi’s Modified India ….
Shenali D Waduge
In what Sri Lanka can recall as examples taken from President Ranasinghe Premadasa, Indian Prime Minister has rattled India’s 3million bureaucracy with edicts that they cannot ignore. Indian bureaucrats are often referred to as babus in India have been in for a jolt. Indian offices are to be all about maximum governance and minimum government and just like President Premadasa, Indian officials can expect unannounced visits and early morning wake up calls! But, the Indian bureaucracy are certainly charged up. A survey conducted found over 70% happy with Modi’s shake up and feeling energized too. They... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/07/14)

මුසල්මන් අන්තවාදීන් සහ සුමනසිරි ලියනගේගේ ලඡ්ඡා නැතිකම
හැරල්ඩි ලීලවර්ධන
වින්ස්ටන් චර්චිල් කියු ‘‘ජයග‍්‍රාහී පක්ෂයට මහත්මා ගතියක් තිබිය යුතුය’’ යන්න සුමනසිරි ලියනගේ කොපි කර ලීවේ එහෙම මහත්මා ගතියක් ලංකාවේ අපට නැති බව කීමටයි. සුමනසිරිලාගේ ලඡ්ඡා නැතිකම මහමුදලිකමටත් වඩා ලොකු බවයි මට නම් පෙනෙන්නෙ.  ජයග‍්‍රාහී ශ්‍රි ලංකා හමුදාවට මහත්මා ගති නොතිබුනේ නම් 13,000 ක්වූ සයනයිඩ් කරල් බෙල්ලෙ එල්ලාගත් මරාගෙනමැරෙන සහ මිනීමරු සහ වෙනත් LTTE කාඩරයන් යුද්ධපිටියේදීම මරා දමනවා මිස හිරබාරයට ගන්නේ නැති බව මේ මිනිසාට නිකම්වත් හිතුනේ නැත. හිරභාරයට ගත් සියලුම කොටි  කාඩරයන් (මිනීමරුවන් හැර) පුනරුත්තාපනයකර වෘතියක් පුහුනුකර ස්වයං රැකියාවක් කරගන යාමට මුදලකුත් දී නිදහස් කල බව මොහුට අමතකයි. බටහිරයෝ විසඅවි හොයන්න කියා ඉරාකයට පැන ලක්ෂ ගනන් මිනී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/07/14)

HOW CREDIBLE ARE THE THREE MEMBERS – PANEL- APPPOINTED BY NAVI PILLAY?
Malin Abeyatunge
UNHRC Commissioner Navi Pillay recently appointed a three member panel to investigate into alleged Human Rights Violations by Sri Lanka during the war against the most brutal terrorist out fit in the world. Navi Pillay  branded her panel as three distinguished people and they are Martti Ahtissari-a Nobel Peace prize  laureate, Asma Jahangir - prominent lawyer and a Human Rights Activist from Pakistan and Sylvia Cartwirigt- a supreme Court Judge From New Zealand. No wonder US hailed Navi Pillay  for the selection of the panel as she has always carried US agenda to appease the American politics... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/07/14)

මහා නායක හා අනිකුත් හාමුදුරුවරුන් ගැන නහයෙන් අඬන චන්ද්‍රප්‍රේම
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
    අයිලන්ඩ් පත්තරේ අයිතිකාරයාසේ ක්‍රියාකරන සී ඒ චන්ද්‍රප්‍රේම, ලංකාවට අළුතෙන්ම පහලවූ දිවසේන කුමාරයා යයි කටපුරා කිවහැකි ඥානසාර හාමුදුරුවන් ගැන බොරු ලියමින් මඩ ගැසීමේ තවත් උත්සාහයක් ජූලි 6 දා ඔහු සන්ඩේ අයිලන්ඩ් පත්තරේට ලියූ ඥානසාර ථේර ඇන්ඩ් ද යු එන් පී (ඟ්නනසාර Tහෙරො අන්ඩ් ඨෙ UNP) යන හෑල්ලෙන් කර ඇත. එහි එය නිර්‍ණාමිකව ලියා ඇත්තේ ඔහු බව මට දැනගත හැකි වූයේ ඩී බී එස් ජෙයරාජ්ගේ වෙබ් අඩවියේ ඔහුගේ නමින් එය නැවතත් පලකර තිබුණ නිසාය. මේ වගේ දේවල් නමක් නැතිව අයිලන්ඩ් පත්තරේ දැමීම ඔවුන්ගේ පත්තර නිදහස හෝ නිවට කම හෝ විය යුතුය. කොළඹ ඉන්නා ඉංග්‍රීසි කළු සුද්දන්ට ඔහු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/07/14)

The Buddha's universe vs western science
[Buddhist Spectrum] By Karuni Bodhinayake
(Readers are strongly requested to read the contribution by commentators)
Western Science will tell you that the Big Bang marks the beginning of the Universe. But, for the Buddha, the Universe evolves and devolves in an ongoing cycle, with no beginning or ending. "This is what the Buddha outlines in the Discourse titled Agganna (in the Digha Nikaya)", says Prof. Suwanda H. J. Sugunasiri, Sri Lankan Canadian Buddhist scholar, outlining his latest research. I met with him recently in Canada. Big Bang A century ago, Dr. T W Rhys Davids, a pioneer in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/07/14)

හොර ශුරා කවුන්සිලය( Shoora Council) තහනම් කරනු
බොදු බල සේනා
බොදු බල සේනා  අලුත්ගම අපරාධ වලට වගකිව යුතු බව ප්‍රකාශ කරමින් "ජාතික උපදේශක සභාවක්" නමින්  ආයතනයක් මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කර ඇත. ආගමික කටයුතු ගැන ගැටළු නැවත ඇතිකිරීම සඳහා විව්ධ පාර්ශව ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන වැඩපිළිවෙලට  හා බෞද්ධ හා මුස්ලිම් ප්‍රජාවන් අතර අවබෝධය ඇති කිරීම පිණිස බොදු බල සේනා විසින් නිහඩව බිම් මට්ටමෙන් ක්‍රියාත්මක කර ඇති            "විස්වාසා පරමා ඤාතී "  වැඩසටහන් වලට බාධා කරමින් මුස්ලිම් අන්තවාදී කණඩායම් හා මුස්ලිම් අන්තවාදී දේශපාලකයින්ගේ අවශ්‍යතාවයක් මත මෙවැනි නිවේදන නිකුත් කරන්නේද යන්න මුලින්ම සොයා බැලිය යුතුය.අප්‍රකට හොර සංවිධානයකට  ප්‍රසිද්ධිය ලබා දීමේ කොන්ත්‍රාත්තුවක් කිරීමේ අවශ්‍යතාවයක් අපට නොතිබුණද මේ රටේ පාලකයින් අතීතයේ සිදු කල වැරදි නිසා දුක් විදින අපි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/07/14)

Muslim Saudi University student vandalizes, destroys ancient Buddhist statues in Japan
... -Full Story- (https:/youtube.com/ - 09/07/14)

"ලංකා කාර්මික සංවර්ධන මණ්ඩලයේ කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික් කාර්යාලය මගින් පවත්වනු ලබන න්‍යායික හා ප්‍රායෝගික තාක්ෂණික පුහුණු වැඩසටහන් 2014 වර්ෂය”
IDB
සාම්ප්‍රදායික කර්මාන්ත හා කුඩා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන අමාත්‍යංශය යටතේ ක්‍රියාත්මක වන ලංකා කාර්මික සංවර්ධන මණ්ඩලයේ කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික් කාර්යාලය මගින් 2014 වර්ෂය සඳහා තාක්ෂණය ලබාගැනීමට අපේක්ෂාවෙන් සිටින ව්‍යාවසායකයන්හට,ප්‍රායෝගික හා න්‍යායාත්මක තාක්ෂණික පුහුණු වැඩසටහන් පැවැත්වීමට කටයුතු සංවිධානය කර ඇත.  ඒ යටතේ  කාන්තා පාවහන් නිෂ්පාදනය පිළිබඳ දින 5ක තාක්ෂණික පුහුණු පාඨමාලාවක්  2014 අගෝස්තු මාසයේදී පැවැත්වීමට කටයුතු සලසා ඇත.  මූලික තාක්ෂණය, කාලීන නවීන මෝස්තර නිර්මාණය, අමුද්‍රව්‍ය ඵලදායීව භාවිතය පිලිබඳ තාක්ෂණය හා ප්‍රමිතියෙන් යුතු අමුද්‍රව්‍ය ලබා ගන්න ස්ථාන පිලිබඳ තොරතුරු ලබා දෙනු ලැබේ.  වැඩසටහන සාර්ථකව අවසන් කරන අය සඳහා ලංකා කාර්මික සංවර්ධන මණ්ඩලය මගින් පිළිගත් වටිනා සහතිකයක් පිරිනමනු ලබන අතර  මුල්‍ය පහසුකම් ලබා ගැනීම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/07/14)

Neither TRUTH nor RECONCILIATION in South Africa
Shenali D Waduge  
It would be interesting to see what Deputy President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa who arrived in Sri Lanka has to say about the outcome of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission established in 1996. Indigenous Black South Africans suffered because of policies of white rule. Sri Lanka’s case was one of 30 years of terror unleashed by LTTE upon all the communities living in Sri Lanka. If the TRC model attempted to whitewash and favor perpetrators – these were mostly the white apartheid rulers and included members of Nelson Mandela’s own party. It served the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/07/14)

Sri Lanka is different from South Africa
By Nalin de Silva Courtesy Island
A delegation led by South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaposa arrived here yesterday. The visitors were warmly welcomed by Leader of the House and Irrigation and Water Resources Management Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva, and MP Sachin Vas Gunawardane at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake. Whether the Deputy President of South Africa is touring Sri Lanka as a visitor, diplomat trying to solve the ‘ethnic’ problem in Sri Lanka a la South Africa or enjoying a few matches between the South African and Sri Lankan cricket teams, the average Sinhala person is not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/07/14)

Atrocities, torture and war crimes in Sri Lanka?
Lockton Mawby Dover, Tasmania.
Atrocities, torture and war crimes in Sri Lanka? definitely! Kidnappings, suicide bombs and child soldiers in Sri Lanka? definitely! Ruthless beatings, executions and murder in Sri Lanka? definitely! All of the above crimes, committed, for 30 years, by the brutal terrorists, 'Liberation Tamil Tigers Eelam' Now, they take advantage of not only our ignorance of these facts, but pathetically, hinge onto our generosity. Recent facts, over 2,000 Tamil child soldiers successfully re-united with their distraught families, over 20,000 former terrorists, re-trained, rehabilitated and re homed with their families. Sri Lankan government spends... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/07/14)

Vested interests push asylum propaganda to profit from a lucrative trade
Bandula Jayasekara
I COULDN’T help reading over and over The Australian’s editorial of July 7 that said: “Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser doesn’t help his standing by likening the return of Tamils to Sri Lanka to handing over Jewish refugees to Nazi Germany and such intemperance can only damage Mr Fraser’s cause.” It certainly has, as has the hysterical language in the “lopsided” asylum debate in Australia in the past few days.... -Full Story-
(theaustralian.com.au - 09/07/14)

So, You Want to Know the Truth About 9/11?
Author: Gordon Duff
In recent weeks, intelligence agencies of France, Russia and Britain along with key members of the UN’s nuclear non-proliferation organization, the IAEA, have leaked critical documents outlining not only that 9/11 was a nuclear event but the science and specifics of the event itself. From a Press TV article last week: “A virtual stream of leaks is a clear sign that, in the light of events in the Ukraine, Syria and Iraq, the “rule book” is being thrown out. From a discussion of the real 9/11 report, citing the use of nuclear weapons, the official finding of... -Full Story-
(journal-neo.org - 09/07/14)

Russian, Chinese Diplomatic Activity Around BRICS Summit Leaves Obama in the Dust
PRESS RELEASE
July 7, 2014 (EIRNS)—In the context of the July 15-16 BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be engaging in intense diplomatic activity in Brazil itself, during the summit, and then during pre- and post-summit state visits to other Ibero-American nations, during which economic, scientific and trade cooperation will be discussed.... -Full Story-
(larouchepub.com - 09/07/14)

Expansion of Sri Lanka’s leisure, entertainment economy has led to new social crisis – Ranawaka
by Maheesha Mudugamuwa
Technology and Research Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka addressing the Biennial Conference on Science and Technology (BICOST) at Waters Edge Hotel Technology and Research Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka addressing the Biennial Conference on Science and Technology (BICOST) at Waters Edge Hotel The expansion of Sri Lanka’s leisure and entertainment economy had led to a new social crisis and a dialogue had also emerged in society on corruption and good governance, Technology and Research Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka stressed on Monday (07). Addressing the seventh Sri Lanka Biennial Conference on Science and Technology (BICOST) and the launch of National... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/07/14)

SRI LANKAN EXHIBITORS OF CEYLON TEA AT NORTH AMERICA'S LARGEST FOOD AND BEVERAGE FAIR, 2014 SUMMER FANCY FOOD SHOW
Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington DC Press Release  
“Let’s work together for an ambitious plan for doubling current market share of Ceylon tea in the US market”, stated- Sri Lanka’s new envoy to USA, Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam. Continuing the vigorous campaign to promote Ceylon Tea in the United States, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC and the Sri Lanka Tea Board organized the Sri Lankan pavilion at the 2014 Summer Fancy Food Show, North America’s largest food and beverage fair, which was held from June 29 to July 1, 2014 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/07/14)

Thus Replied To Zarathustra
Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.  
 Zarathustra who are you?  Are you the book for all and none? At the age of thirty you go into the wilderness and enjoy your spirit and your solitude. You had been there for ten years. What did you bring to us? Did you bring happiness or emancipation? Zarathustra the time has come. We shall meet. Zarathustra this is the gathering. This is our meeting. The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. That is the Jungian notion. So we are transformed Zarathustra. This is our transformation.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/07/14)

US ‘kidnaps’ Russian MP’s son to ‘exchange him for Snowden’
RT
A Russian MP claims the US kidnapped his son from the Maldives on bogus cyber-fraud charges and may be preparing to offer him as bait in a swap deal for Edward Snowden. Roman Seleznyov, 30, was arrested at Male international airport as he was about to board a flight to Moscow. He was forced by US secret service agents to board a private plane to Guam and was later arrested. The Russian ministry slammed his detention as “a de-facto kidnapping.”... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 08/07/14)

An Article (in Sinhala) on the tense finish in the Lord's Test match in the 'Rivira' - June 22, 2014
The Sunday 'Rivira' newspaper - June 22, 2014
Please click the following web link ( url) of the Sunday ' Rivira ' paper dated June 22, 2014. The web link connects page 23 of the Rivira Newspaper.. http://www.rivira.lk/epaper/sunday/2014/06/22/index.html The article in the bottom half of the page is focused on the draw successfully achieved by Sri Lanka in the First Test match played against England at Lords. The author of the article is Devasiri P. Hevavidana (originally from Galle) but now based in London. He is an old Anandian who contributes to the Rivira newspaper regularly... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/07/14)

Canada’s Emerging Politics Of Terror
By Camelia Nathaniel
Canadian law enforcement authorities and intelligence services are concerned about the LTTE’s penetration of their political establishment. A number of Sri Lankan Tamils tainted by their support for the Tigers seeks to infiltrate the spectrum of Canadian political parties – the New Democratic Party, the Liberal Party and the Conservative Party.... -Full Story-
(thesundayleader.lk - 08/07/14)

දිරා පත් නොහොත් ලුණු බත් නොහොත් ලංකාවේ රාජ්‍ය සේවය කොට උඩ යෑම
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
    2012 වසරේ මා ලංකාවේ මාස හයක්ම රස්තියාදු වූ කාලයේ මගේ උප්පැන්න සහතිකයේ කොපියක් ගැනීමට පානදුරේ ආණ්ඩුවේ කන්තෝරුවට ඇප්ලිකේෂන් එකක් යැවු වෙමි. මාසයකට පමණ පසු මට ලැබුනු පිලිතුර නම් "දිරා පත්" කියාය. මේ කියන්නේ කුමක්ද කියා විමසූ විට පානදුරේ කන්තෝරුවේ උප්පැන්න වාර්‍තා ලොග් පොතේ පිටු විනාශ වී ගොස් ඇති බවත් සමහර විට කොළඹ රෙජිස්ට්‍රාර් ජෙනරාල් කන්තෝරුවෙන් කොපියක් ලබා ගත හැකි බවත් මට දැන ගැනීමට ලැබිණ. ඒ සඳහා කොළඹ  ගොස් සල්ලිත් බැඳ ආවත් පිලිතුරක් ආවේ නැත.     මේ දිරා පත් කියන වචනයට ඉංග්‍රීසි වචනය කුමක්ද කියා මට සිතා ගත නොහැකිය. මේ වචනය යකාගේ උත්තරයකි. දිරා පත් උනා,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/07/14)

KHALIFA OF ISLAM CONDEMNS MUSLIM LEADERS AND CLERICS FOR MISGUIDING ISLAMIC WORLD
By A. Abdul Aziz.
 Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad also condemns latest anti-Islam film and says Muslims should respond peacefully and by invoking salutations (Durood) on the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)  The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has used his first Friday Sermon of this year’s Ramadan to appeal to the Muslim world to adopt righteousness.  Speaking from the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London, on 4 July 2014, the Khalifa said it was a source of great regret that the majority of Muslim leaders and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/07/14)

We can-t count on US to resist ISIS onslaught - MidEast expert
Voice of Russia
Why was the Israeli government so quick in recognizing the creation of a Kurdish state in Iraq? What kind of new challenges does the newly emerging regional architecture pose to Israel? Discussing these issues with the Voice of Russia are Brig. Gen (ret.) Shlomo Brom, Senior Research Associate at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), and Dr. Ofra Bengio,Senior Research Fellow, at the Moshe Dayan Center for ME and African studies at the Tel-Aviv University. Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/radio_broadcast/25298789/274364366/... -Full Story-
(voiceofrussia.com - 07/07/14)

IMF pushes Ukraine to "voluntarily committing suicide"
RT
Western support will allow more IMF and European lending to prop the Ukrainian currency so the Ukrainian oligarchs can move their money safely to British and US banks, economist and author Michael Hudson told RT-s Truthseeker. RT:Could you summarize for us the tried and tested steps that will lead from IMF loans, to Ukraine-s best assets ending up in private Western hands - the IMF-s "knee-breaker" role as you memorably described it as?... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 07/07/14)

ලංකාවේ ඉදිරි ආර්ථීකගමන පිළිබදව අන්ත දෙකට සීමා නොවී වෙනස් ඇසකින් දැන් අප බැලිය යුතුයි
අමාත්‍ය චම්පික රණවක - ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ඉදිරි ආර්ථීක උපායමාර්ගය කවරක් වියයුතු ද යන්න පිළිබද තවමත් පැහැදිලි සංවාදයක් නැත. සේවා ආර්ථීකය තවදුරටත් පුළුල් කිරීම හා විනෝදාස්වාද ආර්ථීකය වේගවත් කිරීම මගින් ආර්ථීකය තවදුරටත් වර්ධනය කළහැකි යැයි ඇතැම්හුු කල්පනා කරති. ඒ අනුව කි්‍රියාත්මක වෙති. තවත් අය රටේ පවතින දුෂණය හා යහපාලනයේ ගැටළු පිළිබදව මිස ඉහත කී උපායමාර්ගය ප්‍රශ්න නොකරති. මන්ද එය ඔවුනගේ ද එකම උපායමාර්ගය නිසාය. රටේ ආර්ථීක ප්‍රතිපත්තිය පැරැණි සංවෘත ආනයන ආදේශක නිෂ්පාදනය සදහා දේශීය සම්පත් යොදාගත් යුගය වියයුතු යැයි තර්ක කරන්නෝ ද වෙති. තවත් බොහෝ දෙනෙකුට මේ පිළිබදව කිසිදු අදහසක් නැතිවත්් උස්හඩින් විවේචනයේ යෙදෙති. ලංකාවේ ආර්ථීක ඉදිරිගමන පිළිබදව ප්‍රහර්ශයට... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 07/07/14)

Sri Lankans are sitting on a time bomb.
Herold Leelawardena
  Let’s make no mistake; Thowheed ideology or Islamic fundamentalism is clearly taking root in Sri Lanka. To understand it, one only has to go around Sri Lanka to perceive it. Scholars could analyse how Muslims in Sri Lanka have transformed their religion from moderation to extremism.   Even a gullible would not accept Sri Lanka Thowheeds are peace lovers. No matter where they are, Thowheeds are act the same. Thowheeds are jihadists and Jihadists are mujahids. And Mujahids fight to anchor what Muhammad said as Allah said to the letter or the 7th century Muhammad’s cult... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/07/14)

Should USAID continue in Sri Lanka?
Shenali D Waduge
The American notion of promoting democracy is through quasi-private ‘foundations’. The ‘foundations’ tasked to overthrow governments are Albert Einstein Institute, National Endowment for Democracy (NED), International Republican Institute (IRI), National Democratic Institute (NDI), Freedom House, International Centre for Non-Violent Conflict (ICNC) to name just a few. These are steered by the financial branch of the US State Department – USAID. What CIA initially did is now handed over to select INGOs. NED’s first president, Allen Weinstein, admitted openly that "a lot of what we do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA. ". "An... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/07/14)

Sri Lanka: Hate verses in Islam’s religious text is the main cause of global Islamic issues
Shenali D Waduge
Muslims the world over must introspect. There were no Americans, US State Department or CIA when the spread of Islam took place violently with the core mission to ‘kill infidels” or non-believers. Islam via sword cut across entire continents and destroyed entire civilizations. These natives did not even have time to defend against the attacks. Undeniably, the acts were not in self-defense and the use of sword were inspired by the Quran. It is these factors that raise the existential fears of non-Muslims once more. The fear of history repeating itself prevails when 95% of violent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/07/14)

South Africa Helping us is a non runner
By Garvin Karunaratne”
On the occasion of South African Deputy President Ramphosa’s visit to help us reconcile with our enemies our leaders have to know how the South African Leaders like Mandela  sacrificed their own people for personal gain. Nelson Mandela was a black leader who was incarcerated by the Apartheid White Government of South Africa for 27 years. South Africa  was a colony of the UK where  a small number of whites had wrested 87% of the arable land by force without paying any compensation to the black communities. The Blacks lived in slums and took up arms against... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/07/14)

Terror in the Skies. The Downing of Iran Air Flight 655
By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
On July 3, 1988, in an unprovoked move, US carrier USS Vincennes fired two missiles at an Iranian passenger plane, Iran Air flight 655 which was on route to Dubai. All 290 innocent civilians were killed. The Untied States did not apologize or admit to wrongdoing. Washington has always maintained that the shooting down of the passenger plane was an accident. But was it? The Vincennes’ crew, without visual confirmation, fired at the Iranian passenger airliner ‘believing’ it to be an F14 jet fighter descending towards it.... -Full Story-
(globalresearch.ca - 07/07/14)

Two recent contrasting discussions on Destruction of Sri Lanka’s Ancient Economic Water Heritage
by Eng. D L O Mendis
It is generally well known that Sri Lanka’s ancient irrigation systems have been studied and documented over the years by scholars like R L Brohier and others. D S Senanayake as Minister of Agriculture under the Donoughmore reforms commissioned publication of Brohier’s classic Ancient Irrigation Works in Ceylon in three volumes in 1934. These were re-published later in 1980 in a single volume by the Mahaweli Development Board when Gamini Dissanayake was Minister. Anyone reading these publications must appreciate how an enormous economic surplus was generated that facilitated construction of a vast inter-connected... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/07/14)

Canada complaints at the UN in Geneva on Srl Lanka army's sexual violence
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada
12 July 2014 Hon. John Baird, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Canada Hon. Deepak Obhrai, MP, Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Canada Hon. Lynne Yelich, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Canada   cc. Permanent Representative for Sri Lanka to the UNHRC in Geneva.   Dear John, and Deepak and Lynne: I have just come across the NEWS 1st We Report, You Decide item of June 23, 2014 which said “Manish Gunasekera requests Canada to refrain from making “irresponsible unsubstantiated claims” This... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/07/14)

Monsanto's Roundup may be linked to fatal kidney disease, new study suggests
Courtesy  RT
A heretofore inexplicable fatal, chronic kidney disease that has affected poor farming regions around the globe may be linked to the use of biochemical giant Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide in areas with hard water, a new study has found. The new study was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Researchers suggest that Roundup, or glyphosate, becomes highly toxic to the kidney once mixed with “hard” water or metals like arsenic and cadmium that often exist naturally in the soil or are added via fertilizer. Hard water contains metals like calcium, magnesium, strontium,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/07/14)

There is no Scientific Evidence that Herbicide Glyphosate Causing Chronic Kidney Disease of Multi-Factorial Origin (CKD-mfo) in Sri Lanka
Background: [caption id="attachment_37354" align="alignright" width="160"] Glyphosate molecule[/caption] In spite of the pressure to ban glyphosate from Sri Lanka, the Government firmly rejected it at the recommendation of the Pesticide Technical Advisory Committee.  There is an assumption that this broad-spectrum herbicide glyphosate, (used to known as Roundup, but now sold under a variety of trade names) may cause chronic kidney disease of uncertain aetiology (CKDue/uo).   http://www.colombopage.com/archive_14A/Mar12_1394634963CH.php However, this consideration was promoted on a hypothesis written in an article, which lacks any evidence for such claims.  There are major criticisms of both, supporters and opponents of glyphosate story; being non-scientific and biased.... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 06/07/14)

There's no bigotry in challenging Islamic extremism
Paul Monk  Courtesy THE AGE
Uthman Badar talks to press over the controversy surrounding the cancellation of his session on honour killings at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas. Photo: Edwina Pickles “Have not the Islamophobes already won the day when a person dare not speak on controversial matters because he is Muslim?” asked Simon Longstaff on Twitter last week. That was a very strange rhetorical question in the circumstances. He was commenting on the fact that Uthman Badar, spokesman for the radical Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, had had his invitation withdrawn to speak at the Sydney Opera House on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/07/14)

National Shoora Council urges those accusing Al-Qaida presence in Sri Lanka to complain to IGP without demonizing Muslims:
Tariq Mahmud President National Shoora Council
Muslims have suffered enough, earlier at the hands of the LTTE for not supporting ‘Eelam’ and now at the hands of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) inspired hate groups, displaying inexplicable intolerance towards a minority, which stood in its entirety with the Sinhala majority in the country’s struggle to defeat the LTTE. The BBS led violence in Aluthgama, Beruwala, Welipenna and surrounding areas had cost the Muslims over Rs. 5 billion in economic loss while the loss to the country would obviously be very much more. However allegations of jihadist groups operating... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/07/14)

"බැටන් චාර්‍ජ් මෑඩ් මන්ක්ස්" - සී ඒ චන්ද්‍රප්‍රේම
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
මෙම ලිපිය ලිවීමට හේතුව අයිලන්ඩ් පත්තරේ දුවවන චන්ද්‍රප්‍රේමගේත්, 13-ඒ ප්ලස් පියා වන දයාන් ජයතිලකගේත් ලියුම් කියුම් ය. බොදු බල සේනා සංවිධානය නිසා වෙස්මුහුණු ගැලවී, පිටි පස්ස ගිනිගෙන, වියරු වැටී සිටින අය හා එය පිළිඹඳව වලිගේ පාගා ගෙන ඊර්‍ෂ්‍යාවෙන් භරිතව දඟලන අය අතරින් භයානකම හීතල හොරුන් දෙන්නා මේ දෙන්නාය. මොහිදීන් නම් කුඩා කාලයේ සිට ප්‍රේමදාස අරන් හදාගත් ඩ්‍රය්වර් හරහා ප්‍රේමදාස ජනාධිපතිට කිට්ටුවූ බාබු නම්වූ දෙමල කොටියා මෙන්, සිය පියාට මහින්ද දැක්වූ යටහත් පහත් බව හරහා දයානුත්, ගෝටාස් වෝර් ලියා චන්ද්‍රප්‍රේමත් ලිවෙලින් මහින්ද ජනාධිපතිතුමා සමඟත්, අපේ රට බේරාගත් (එරික් සොල්හයිම්ට අනුව මේ යුද්ධය දිනන්න පුළුවන් කියා කියපු එකම ඉහල... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/07/14)

a letter from Muslim Council of Sri Lanka to the High Commissioner of India regarding Indian news reports of Islamic terrorists operating from Sri Lanka to target India.
... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 06/07/14)

කන්න දුන්න අ ත හම්බයෝ හපාකති -4 කොටස
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
එකල ටයිම්ස් ඔෆ් සිලෝන් පුවත් පත සිංහලයට විරුද්ධ වූ අතර  වැවිලිකරුවන්ගේ  ප්ලන්ටින්ග් ගැසට්  පත්තරය සිංහලයන්ට පක්ෂව  සිටි අතර මුස්ලිම් වරුන්ට විරුද්ධව සිංහලයන්ට  දුක්ගෙනවිලි ඇති බව  ප්‍රකාශ කළේය ,.කැරලි මර්දන කොමසාරිස් olcot පොලිස් නිලධාරීන්ට  බැන  වැදුණා ඔවුන් බොරු පතුරුවා තවත්  කලබල වැඩිකලනිසා  . එදා පොලිසිය සිංහලයන්ට විරුද්ධ වුයේ මුස්ලිම් සල්ලි වලටයට වීමෙනි  කලබල ගැන රජයේ මතයට විරුද්ධව  යුරෝපීයයන්  වෙනුවෙන් මන්ත්‍රණ සභාවේ සිටි නියෝජිත හැරී ක්රීසි  ඇත්ත කිව්වේය මෙසේ කිවේය""" පළමුවෙන් වෙඩි  තැබුයේ මුස්ලිම්කරයන් විසින්  සිංහල බෞධ අයෙකුටය් .පෙර පැවැත්වීමට බාධා කළෝ මුස්ලිම්වරුය"""""'( බේරුවලත් වුයේ එය මය  )  අමද්‍යප ව්‍යාපාර වැනි කටයුතුවල  යෙදුනවුන්ට නිග්‍රහ කරන ලදී ---. පරීක්ෂණ නැතිව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/07/14)

කන්න දුන්න අත හම්බයෝ හපා කති ( 2 කොටස)
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
 1915 වනවිට සිංහල අය්තිවාසිකම්  වලට දරුනුලෙස පහර වැදෙන්නට  විය  .කුරුනෙගල දිස්ත්‍රික් උසාවියේ නඩු අංක  3649 න්  පැහැදිලිවූ පරිදි මුස්ලිම්වරු  ඉතා දුෂ්ටලෙස  බෞධ  පෙරහැරකට  පහර දී ඇත  පොලිසිය  තත්වය නරක අතට හැරවූ බව වූඩ්  හඋස්  විනිසුරුද ප්‍රකාශ කළේය  රජයේ සේවක පෙරුමාල්  විසින්   වසංගත රෝග වෙනුවෙන් පැවැත්වූ  පෙරහැරකටද  මුස්ලිම්වරු පහර දුන්නත් පොලිසිය පරීක්ෂණ පවත් වුයේ නැත  .වසර 13ක්  තිස්සේ නොකඩවා  පවත්වාගන ආ   මනුවර බත් දන්සලට  මඩුවක් තැනීමටවත්  සුද්දෝ අවසර දුන්නේ නැත ඊට හේතු වශයෙන්  පෙන්නුවේ දන්සල ළඟ ඇති මුස්ලිම් කඩයේ අදායම අඩුවිය   හැකි බවය්  අලාභයක් වේ නම් එය ගෙවීමට පොරොන්දු වූ පසු  රු  50.00 ඇපයක් පිට බලපත්‍ර ය ලබගේනීමට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/07/14)

The lascoreens / sepoys continue to betray Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge
Lascarins (or Lascareen or Lascoreen or Lascarine) (Sinhala: ලස්කිරිඤ්ඤ laskirigngna) is a term used in Sri Lanka to identify indigenous soldiers who fought for the Portuguese during the Portuguese era (1505–1658) and continued to serve as colonial soldiers until the 1930s. In other words Lascarins are those who fought on the side of enemy against their own people. There was also the term sepoy used for natives who worked for the colonial army. Lascoreens and sepoy are loosely used to describe people who went against their nation to serve the enemy for money and other perks. They were often known for their servitude to the white man. The call to decolonize... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/07/14)

Australians Feel the Tamil Heat
Prof. Hudson McLean
Australia in row over boats carrying Tamil asylum seekers http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28173516 This was an Australian self-created problem, which has now reached the "Pain" mainly from the Aussie citizens. In the UK, which has a huge Sri Lanka Tamil contingent, has experienced a concoction of criminal activity, from Drug running, Prostitution, Credit Card theft, Severe violence, Blackmail, Extorsion, Illegal Human trafficing, Money Laundering etc, is well documented. Recently, the Tamils in Canada were creating similar problems which Canada will begin to regret their "soft hearted" policy towards Tamil Asylum seekers. France and Italy also... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/07/14)

China bans Ramadan: Fasting and ‘taking part in religious activities’ forbidden in controversial crackdown on minority Uighur Muslims
Adam Withnall
Chinese authorities across the country’s restive northwest region of Xinjiang have banned Muslim students and civil servants from taking part in all “religious activities” during the holy month of Ramadan.... -Full Story-
(independent.co.uk - 05/07/14)

Police: Father was "sexting" as son was dying in hot car
By Eliott C. McLaughlin and Dana Ford, CNN
Surprising claims came to light during a hearing Thursday for a Georgia man whose toddler son died after being left in a hot car, a man prosecutors sought to portray as an unfaithful husband who wanted a child-free life. Among the most shocking allegations: Justin Ross Harris messaged six women, sending and receiving explicit texts -- some including nude images -- from work while his 22-month-old was dying, a detective testified at the hearing.... -Full Story-
(edition.cnn.com - 05/07/14)

CrossTalk: Chaos Incorporated
RT
Published on Jul 3, 2014 For Washington-s neocons the world is a huge playground. In the name of "democracy" they have destroyed one regime after another. Ukraine is now on the agenda. CrossTalking with Robert Parry, Jim Lobe and Francis Boyle.... -Full Story-
(https:/youtube.com/ - 05/07/14)

Spanish Inquisition and the death of the glorious Aztec civilization of Peru
Senaka Weeraratna
Preliminary note The ongoing Inquisition on Sri Lanka under UNHRC auspices in an European City i.e. Geneva, raises a myriad of questions not least being the double standards of Western countries in respect to Human Rights and the horrific nature of crimes committed by Europeans in the heyday of colonialism in the name of Justice. Nothing is more appalling in the criminal history of the world than the ' legal murder ' under ' White man's justice' of  Atahualpa, the leader of the Incas people of Peru and ethnic cleansing and genocide of the glorious Aztec civilization... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/07/14)

කන්න දුන්න අත හම්බයෝ හප කති (3 කොටස)
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න 
මහාබෝධි සමාගමේ  මුලිකයෙකු හා දොන් කරෝලිස් සමාගමේ අධිපති හේවාවිතාරණ colombo    christal  palace  කෙදුවෙයය්  චෝදනා කර කරනලදී  මොහු නිර්දෝෂී බව මඩුවන්වෙල රටේ මහත්මයාත්  හමුදා  නිලධාරියෙකුත් දොස්තර  රත්නම් විසිනුත්  කියා තිබුනද  මොහු බෞධ  නායකයෙකි යන  කරණය සුද්දන්ට වහ කදුරු විය , සිර කර තැබූ ඔහු  යාපනේ රෝහලකදී උනසන්නිපතයෙන් මළේය  මොහොගේ නිදොස් බව පසුව දැනගත්  andderson ආණ්ඩුකාරයා  වසර දෙකකට පසුව කණගාටුව   පළකළේය . මීරිගම වතු හිමි  අමරතුංග   කැරලි මර්දනයට  නිලධාරීන්ට උදවු කල කෙනෙකි . මොහු මුස්ලිම් පල්ලියක්   කැඩිමට  උදවු ක කලේයය් කහටොවිටමුස්ලිම් මුලදැනියා  ස තවත් 8 දෙනෙක් චෝදනා කල ත්  කොරන් පොතේද  අතගසා  දිවිරු මොවුන්  බොරුකාරයන් බව  හෙළිවිය ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/07/14)

Putin is well aware of threats US dictatorship poses to entire world
By Paul Craig Roberts
Below is President Putin-s complete address to the Russian diplomatic corps. It reveals Putin to be a person well aware of the threats that US unilateralism poses to the entire world. Washington-s belief that the US is exceptional and indispensable results in dictatorial behavior toward other countries and the overriding of their legitimate national interests. From such arrogance, wars are launched.... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 04/07/14)

NOSTALGIA When Ceylon ruled the airwaves
V.S. SAMBANDAN Courtesy: The Hindu
Once the pride of the region, Radio Ceylon is today a fading memory. Can the Sri Lankan Broadcasting Corporation regain its lost glory? Magnetic voice: A file picture of Jimmy Bharucha broadcasting.  IT is Christmas time and Jim Reeves is on air, taking Sri Lanka back to its days of romance and charm. "You are listening to Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation and we've got more Christmas music going out for you. Hope you are tuned in to us," trills the friendly announcer. Another... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/14)

Unusual Answer from Panelist Receives Standing Ovation at Benghazi Coalition Meeting
cnsnews.com
An American University law student asked a question, the answer to which brought down the house at the Benghazi Accountability Coalition hosted by the Heritage Foundation yesterday. Saba Ahmed, who introduced herself as a law student from American University, asked: "I know that we portray Islam and all Muslims as bad, but there [are] 1.8 billion Muslims followers of Islam. We have 8 million plus Muslim Americans in this country, and I don-t see them represented here [on the Benghazi panel.]... -Full Story-
(m.cnsnews.com - 04/07/14)

කන්න දුන්න අත හම්බයෝ හපා කති (1 කොටස )
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න 
ආක්‍රමණික   පරංගි  ආදින්ට   බය වී  පන එපා කියා   පැන  යන  මුස්ලිම් වරු  කෙරෙහි අනුකම්පාවෙන්     ඔවුන්ට ආරක්ෂාව  දී  සිංහල පළාත්වල  උන් පදිංචි කලේ සෙනරත්  රජතුමාය  රජ වීමට පෙර භික්ෂුවක්  වූ  එතුමා හිතුවේ  නිර්මල බුදුදහමට අනුව මිස  සිංහල බෞධයෙක්  ලෙස නොවේ  . සිංහල  බෞධ යා   නම්     තවමත්  පාරමී    නැති    එහෙත්      උසස් ජීවනක්‍රමයක්  සඳහා  සංස්කෘතියක් ගොඩනගා ගත්     පුද්ගලයාය . ඔහු දිවිහිමියෙන්  එකී  සංස්කෘතිය රැකගතයුතුය   දුටුගැමුණු හා කීර්ති කුමාරයා  ආදීන්  කලේ  එය  රැක  ගැනීමට  යුධ  කිරීමය්  .  අපි බේරුනේ ඒ නිසය් . නිර්මල දර්ශනයත්   සිංහල බෞධ  සංස්කෘතියත්  යන දෙකම අපට  ඇවසිය් .95% ක් ම ඉන්නේ  පාරමී නැති අයය් .... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/14)

WESTERN SHYLOCKS want the kilogram of flesh
Nalin de Silva
The West consists of the most vindictive of the states that have ruled the earth over several millennia. There are some educated, meaning of course Western educated who cannot get out of the system, in spite of some of them being Buddhists quoting Kalama Sutta ad nauseam, who would call me anti-western. I am not anti-western as such, but I am against the Western hegemony that controls our lives sometimes very aggressively and at other times in a subtle way. These educated people would quote from Western authors to justify their views, throwing their Kalama... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/14)

Are we giving into Foreign Conspirators?
S. Akurugoda
According to a shocking news item appeared in the front page of The Island dated 27th June 2014, under the heading ‘Ahead of Presidential polls: Government troubled by US-funded project’, US was planning to fund those who have been opposed to SLFP-led coalition, through local NGOs to implement a project called ‘Election Support through Voter Education’ programme, in accordance with an overall plan to undermine the government. Manipulation of public opinion by making use of the media and the lobbyist NGOs, who were none other than paid agents of the spy agencies, is the usual method adopted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/14)

TIME TO EMPOWER AND REINFORCE BUDDHIST PRINCIPLES THAT CHARACTERIZE OUR NATIONAL CULTURE
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
Sri Lanka as a nation is founded on Buddhist norms and principles. What the country clearly projects is its Buddhist imprint. The uniqueness of its cultural heritage is directly attributable to its Buddhist foundation. The impact of Buddhism is reflected both directly and indirectly, in the tangible and intangible aspects of the nation’s culture. The values that guide people’s life, are clearly reflective of the impact of Buddhism.  Buddhist principles have shaped people’s lifestyle of where non-violence, tolerance, compassion and peaceful coexistence with others and with nature, are ingrained characteristics. Since the arrival of Buddhism in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/14)

පූජ්‍ය මාදුළුවාවේ සෝභිත හිමි වෙත
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවි රත්න
හිමියනි  ජනාධිපති  ධුරය    නැති  කරන්න ඔබ  වහන්සේ  මේ තරම්  උත්සාහ කරන්නේ  කුමක් නිසාදැය්  අපට තේරුම් ගෙනීම අපහසුය් .ජනාධිපති කෙනෙක් නොසිටියානම්  අපි සේරම අද කොටින්ට යටත් . ඉස්සර නම්  ජාතික චින්තනයේ  පතාක  යෝධයෙක් ලෙස ඔබ තුමා  හිටියා . චින්තන පර්ෂදයේ  සභාපති වුනේ  ඔබ වහන්සේ . අද මෙහෙම  වී ම  කණගාටුවක් .ජනාධිපති ට  බලතල  වැඩිබව ඇත්ත  පස්සේ ඒවා වෙනස් කරමු   දැන්  කල යුත්තෙ  දහතුනත් පළාත්  සභාවලුත්  අහෝසි කිරීමය් . එක කරන්න  ජනාධිපතිට බල කරන්න  ඔබට පින් .හෙම කෙනෙක්ම  ඔබ තුමාට  සහයෝගය දෙය් .   වීරයෙක්ව සිටි ඔබ එලෙසම  අපවත් විය යුතුය් . ද්‍රෝහීන්ට එකතු වෙන්න එපා  වහාම ජාතික  බලවේගය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/14)

Muslims wiped out complete civilisations
Nalliah Thayabharan
July 1st, 2014 Muslims wiped out complete civilisation in Egypt Parsees from Persia,Buddhists from Afghanistan & Maldives, Sikhs from Lahore, Sindhis from Sindh, Kashmiri pandits from Kashmir, Hindus & Buddhists in Bangladesh, Christians and Hindus from several Islands of Indonesia But the real enemies to defeat are the disturbing emotions and attitudes that lie hidden in the mind. Buddhism’s “Jihad” is purely an internal spiritual war against the inner foes. Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha was born into the warrior caste and often used military imagery to describe the spiritual journey. Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha was the Triumphant One,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/14)

BOY FROM CEYLON BECAME A MAN OF THE WORLD
Life Abroad - Part 86 By Dr. Tilak Fernando
The late Jinadasa Vijayatunga was associated with his first classic, Grass for my feet, an evocation of village life seen through the eyes of his youth and adolescence in his native home Urala. He wrote on a variety of subjects and through a diversity of literary forms ranging from essays, travel, biographies, religion, yoga and reviews. Impressive journalist Jinadasa Vijayatunga had a very impressive and an imposing bio data. He worked in London as a journalist attached to the London Times, New York Times, Manchester Guardian, Spectator and the New... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/14)

UN Security Council-7180th Meeting (AM) Referral of Syria to International Criminal Court Fails
China , Russian Federation Vote against Text -Courtesy: UN Security Council
Two permanent members cast negative votes in the Security Council preventing the adoption of a draft resolution that would have referred the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court. Speaking before that action — which failed to pass by a vote of 13 in favour to 2 against (China, Russian Federation), with no abstentions — Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson recalled that for more than three years, the Council had been unable to agree on measures to bring an end to the brutal war that hurt not only Syrians, but... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/14)

Asian governments must combat hate crime towards minorities and indigenous peoples, says annual survey
Minority Rights Group International
Thursday 3 July 2014 Hate crime towards minorities and indigenous peoples is a daily reality across Asia but is often ignored by the governments of the region, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) warns in its annual report. This year’s flagship report, State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2014, isthemed around ‘Freedom from Hate’ and shows that a worrying trend of vilification and hostility towards minorities and indigenous peoples has spread across the region. A key aspect of hate crime and hate speech is its invisibility, especially when governments or societies overlook or tolerate... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/14)

Indian Dalit Buddhist Leader Ramdas Athawale elected as Rajya Sabha MP
Ven. BD Dipananda Buddhistdoor International
Aprominent Dalit leader andVice-President of the World Fellowship of Buddhists in India was recently elected to the Rajya Sabha, the Indian Upper House of Parliament, from the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) quota. Ramdas Athawale represents Maharashtra state as a nominee of the BJP. He was also a member of the 14th Lok Sabha, The House of the People, and represented the Pandharpur constituency of Maharashtra and still serving as the President of the Republican Party of India (Athawale). Ramdas Athawale was inspired by the dream of Dr. Ambedkar, who worked tirelessly for theDalit community.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/14)

Iraq crisis: divide-and-rule in defence of a neoliberal political economy
Ali Al-Jaberi 1 July 2014  Courtesy openDemocracy.net
The roots of the most recent crisis in Iraq can be traced to the US-led invasion of 2003 and western meddling in Syria. At stake, is the neoliberal blueprint of post-invasion Iraq, now defended in an effort coordinated between the Baghdad government and its western backers. Bremer and Rumsfeld chat over some light refreshments, 2003. Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain. What today is ISIS, the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), was founded as an Al-Qaida´s franchise in Iraq in direct response to the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/14)

The geopolitics of the Islamic state
Vijay Prashad
Both the West and the Gulf Arabs suggest that the terrorism that they dislike against themselves is acceptable to others. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi welcomed this Ramadan by declaring the formation of the Caliphate, with him as the Caliph — namely the successor of the Prophet Mohammed. It is the first return of a Caliphate since Kemal Atatürk’s Turkish National Assembly abolished it in 1924. Al-Baghdadi, the nom de guerre for the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), has now announced that borders inside the dar al-Islam, the world of Islam, are no longer... -Full Story-
(thehindu.com - 03/07/14)

Modi Leadership: India tells Tamil Nadu it has no fishing rights around Katchatheevu Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge
 Straightforward leadership has been lacking in politics and by politicians. Narendra Modi has shown he is a different and ushering a new era and new style. We commend the recent directive of Narendra Modi. In what should be heralded as the correct leadership the Central Government has taken foreign policy and decision making under its control. India’s Centre has correctly informed the Madras High Court that Sri Lanka has sovereignty over the islet of Katchchetivu Indian fishermen have no rights to fish in that region. Indian fishermen can have access to the Katchchetivu islet only... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/14)

Is that which happened in Aluthgama-Beruwala a coming back of the Ghosts of the Past ?
By Charles.S.Perera
It was still a British Colony called Ceylon. There were two Muslim Communities, one the Mohammadan Communities which Consisted of those who had settled down in Sri Lanka for Centuries and  learnt the necessity of living in peace with the  Sinhala respecting their religious observances,  and the other the “Hambayas”,  immigrants from the East Coast of South India.  They were not permanent settlers and did not intermarry from other Mohammadan Communities in Sri Lanka.  They were there strictly for trade.  The prosperous Hambayas rebuilt and enlarged the Mosques in Gampola and Kandy for the Mohammadan Communities. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/14)

Hate Crimes against Muslims in the West – Silence of Mass Media and Human Rights Organizations
Shenali D Waduge
In what is clearly double speak and hypocrisy the US asks Sri Lanka to protect the minorities while in the US hate crimes has jumped to over 50%. The statistics itself are appalling. The term Islamophobia itself was coined probably by the West in an overall plan that cannot omit drawing a link and partnership with West to Islamic fundamentalists in their common objective that has little concern for the victims even if they are Islamic adherents following them because of their allegiance to Islam. This aspect cannot be ignored and needs to be one of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/14)

USA Botched Abortion of Islam Terror, Gives Birth to ISIS an Octopus of Terror.
Prof. Hudson McLean
The Map of the Birth of a Giant Monster:  http://tinyurl.com/lc5y56w USA Led Regime Change of Iraq & Libyan may look like a Teddy Bear's Picnic! "The Arab Spring" as the global media proudly announced, promoting Regime Change in Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Ukraine, whilst making a bloody mess in every single country, has back-fired with a vengeance. The Bush - Blair team tried to emulate the break-up of USSR by Reagen-Thatcher - Pope John Paul, which created major conflict in Europe, with cries of seriously unsubstantiated claims of WMD. Although both Saddam Hussein and Colonel... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/14)

THE ROVING EYE-Arab Spring, Jihad Summer
By Pepe Escobar
Welcome to IS. No typo; the final goal may be (indiscriminate) regime change, but for the moment name change will do. With PR flair, at the start of Ramadan, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS, or ISIL - the Islamic State of the Levant - to some) solemnly declared, from now on, it will be known as Islamic State (IS). "To be or not to be" is so … metaphysically outdated. IS is - and here it is - in full audio glory. And we-re talking about the full package - Caliph included: "the slave... -Full Story-
(atimes.com - 02/07/14)

Perspective: A Vibrant Islamic Caliphate Has Existed for the Past Century
By A. Abdul AzizSource: Ahmadiyya Times.
With the declaration of a global 'Caliphate' by the Islamist group “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” (ISIS) now known simply as “Islamic State”, questions probably arise in the Western minds of what actually constitutes a Caliphate and what it means for the Muslim World. A caliphate is seen as a direct successorship to the Prophet Muhammad, so it is first and foremost a theological authority akin to the Catholic Papacy. Caliphate comes from the Arabic wordKhilafah which means ‘successorship’. It refers to the undisputed successor of the Prophet Muhammad who is to be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/14)

Factors relevant to Indo-Lanka relations
Shenali D Waduge
While Sri Lanka are always made to remind itself that every time India sneezes Sri Lanka is likely to catch a cold, there are some facts that cannot be ignored as well. Countries may be big and powerful but that is no grounds to brush aside smaller countries using that logic. It is strange that India as big as it is should feel obsessed about keeping Sri Lanka trampled and with explicit orders only to run to mummy India despite its history of misdemeanors. India needs to seriously address this complex for it dents relationships at... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/14)

Protect Sinhala Buddhism from the educated - VI
By Nalin de Silva
It has to be emphasised that what is meant by Sinhala Buddhism is a culture and not an interpretation of Bududahama. Of course, Sinhala Buddhism is associated with interpretation(s) of Bududahama and one would even say that there is more than one Sinhala Buddhism at any point in history. This is not confined to Buddhist cultures and there is no homogeneous culture as such in any country. However, one could take the "highest common factor" of the variant cultures as the culture of a society, but the question could be asked as to who determines... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/14)

Putin clearly sees, cold-bloodedly counts all moves of the West - expert
Courtesy Voice of Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin has outlined his foreign policy priorities to ambassadors and envoys. The experts noted he was confident, revealing and sent quite a clear message to the West. He certainly has not attacked any Western leader, despite numerous personal attacks against himself. Robert Oulds, Director of the Bruges Group, an independent all-party think tank, told Radio VR that President Putin spoke about how he wanted to be engaging with the rest of the world, but pointed out that the US, supported by the European Union, is still following... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/14)

Putin to West: Stop turning world into "global barracks," dictating rules to others
RT
Russia-s president has blamed the turmoil in Ukraine on the country-s newly-elected leader Petro Poroshenko. Vladimir Putin also criticized the West for its intention to turn the planet into a "global barracks." Russia-s president has laid the blame for the ongoing turmoil between Kiev and south-eastern regions squarely at the feet of Petro Poroshenko, after the Ukrainian leader terminated the ceasefire.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 02/07/14)

U.S. State Dept. Document Confirms Regime Change Agenda in Middle East
By Middle East Briefing http://mebriefing.com/?p=789
The Obama Administration has been pursuing a policy of covert support for the Muslim Brotherhood and other insurgent movements in the Middle East since 2010.  MEB has obtained a just-released U.S. State Department document through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that confirms the Obama Administration’s pro-active campaign for regime change throughout the Middle East and North Africa region. The October 22, 2010 document, titled “Middle East Partnership Initiative: Overview,” spells out an elaborate structure of State Department programs aimed at directly building “civil society” organizations, particularly non-governmental organizations (NGOs), to alter the internal politics... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/14)

''2014 ජාත්‍යන්තර ලියෝ සමුළුවේ විශේෂ කතිකයෙකු සඳහා ආසියාවට පිරිනමා ඇති එකම අවස්ථාව ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ධනුෂ්ක රාමනායකට"Leo Dhanushka Ramanayake, The only Asian to be invited as Guest Speaker at the Leo Global conference 2014 in Toronto Canada.''
Ministry of Technology & Research
කැනඩාවේ, ටොරොන්ටෝ නුවර පැවැත්වෙන 2014 ජාත්‍යන්තර ලියෝ සමුළුවේ ප්‍රධාන පැනල සාමාජිකයෙකු සහ විශේෂ කතිකයෙකු ලෙස ජාත්‍යන්තර ලියෝ උපදේශක කාරක සභාවේ ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ සමාජික ධනුෂ්ක රාමනායක මහතා තෝරා පත්කර ඇත. විශේෂ කතිකයෙකු සඳහා ආසියාවට පිරිනමා ඇති එකම අවස්ථාව ධනුෂ්ක රාමනායකට හිමිවී ඇත. පසුගිය වසරේ ජර්මනියේ හැම්බර්ග් නුවර පැවති 2013 ජාත්‍යන්තර ලියෝ සමුළුවේ ප්‍රථම ආසියාතිකයා ලෙස ප්‍රධාන පැනලයට සුදුසුකම් ලැබූ ධනුෂ්ක රාමනායක මේ වසරේ පළමු ආසියාතික විශේෂ කතිකයා වශයෙන් කටයුතු කිරීම සුවිශේෂී වේ. 2014 ජාත්‍යන්තර ලියෝ සමුළුවට සහභාගීවීම සඳහා ධනුෂ්ක රාමනායක මහතා හෙට(01) දින අළුයම දිවයිනෙන් පිටත්වීමට නියමිතය. ලබන ජුලි මාසයේ 04 වනදා පැවැත්වෙන  2014 ජාත්‍යන්තර ලියෝ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/14)

What is scientific energy saving cooking?
Dr Hector Perera     London
 We just assume what is meant by cooking without any proper definition. When we say cooking, it means applying some form of heat to food so that it transforms into edible, safe or more palatable form due to chemical changes. I have demonstrated my SCIENTIFIC ENERGY SAVING COOKING to The Sustainable Energy Authority in Sri Lanka for their satisfaction. I am very grateful for them for the certificate awarded for my work. The day after the energy authorities seen my kind of cooking, that is a day before 2014 Vesak celebrations, I had the chance... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/14)


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