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Bring intrusive UNHRC Resolutions against Sri Lanka to a conclusion with a VOTE
With every year, the resolutions and recommendations to Sri Lanka by the UNHRC have nothing whatsoever to do with the last phase of the conflict and the manner it ended. Geneva sessions have become nothing but intrusions into the internal affairs of Sri Lanka and a close look at the changes demanded showcase a ploy to weaken the foundation of Sri Lanka and enable international intervention and international rule in Sri Lanka. Why has Sri Lanka’s leaders and policy advisors failed to see where the UNHRC resolutions are leading? The former UNSG Ban Ki Moon... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 05/03/21)

France admits torture and murder of Algerian freedom fighter in 1950s, but no apology for Algeria for colonial past
Courtesy RT
(L) Portrait non daté de l'avocat algérien Me Ali Boumendjel alors âgé de 32 ans. © AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG; (R) French troops holding back crowds in front of Government House, Algiers, during the Algerian War of Independence. © Stan Meagher / Express / Getty Images French President Emmanuel Macron has formally admitted that his country’s forces “tortured and murdered” Algerian freedom fighter Ali Boumendjel in 1957 during the nation’s war for independence in a meeting with his grandchildren. Macron made the confession “in the name of France” as he... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/03/21)

To: UNHRC member nations at the 46th Sessions in Geneva, to be shared with your representatives at the meeting.
Concerned citizens of Sri Lanka
To:              UNHRC member nations at the 46th Sessions in Geneva, to be shared with your representatives at the meeting. From:         Concerned citizens of the small and nonaligned nation of Sri Lanka dispersed around the world. (Author’s identity is withheld for personal safety.) Date:           March 2, 2021 We seek support for the nonaligned, independent nation of Sri Lanka, and desire for consensus through a vote to preserve the sovereignty and independence of Sri Lanka that ended terrorism 12 years ago in 2009 after 30 years of suffering... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/03/21)

Why the 13 th Amendment is inimical for our development and how it will create a separate State
By Garvin Karunaratne .
 I have in several of my Papers detailed as to  Why the 13 th Amendment should be abolished. I have detailed my experiences in my eighteen years’ service in the Administrative Service implementing development programmes islandwide. To state briefly if I were to work in either the agricultural marketing sector, the agrarian extension sector or the small industries sector I will not be able to achieve any target purely because the subjects are devolved(not decentralized) and the implementation of any policy determined by the Minister working at the Centre, on policies laid down by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/03/21)

ජිනීවා යදමින් නොමිදුණු රටක සෞභාග්‍ය සිහිනයකි
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්
        කන්දක් විලි ලා මී පැටියෙක් වැදුවා බඳු වූ සෞභාග්‍ය ආණ්ඩුව මෑතකදී තම හෙණ්ඩුවෙන් කළ එකම දේ ජිනීවා විරෝධය ට පළිහක් නිර්මාණය කරලීම පමණි.ඒ සඳහා රටේ සෞඛ්‍ය විද්වතුන් ගේද ඇඳිවත ගලවමින් කළ විගඩම දෙස කෝපයෙන් බලා සිටීන ජනතාවක් නිර්මාණය කරමින් ඇත.ඉරණතිව් දූපතේ මිනී වැළලීම තුළින් එම දූපත මුස්ලිම් දූපතක් වන බව දුටුවේ සිංහලයන් නොවේ.මේ ප්‍රශ්ණය හමුවේ සිංහලයන්ට ඇත්තේ කෝපය  හා ශෝකය පමණකි.ජිනීවා බලහත්කාරය යනු යටත්විජිත වාදී බෝම්බයකි. කුඩා රටක් වන ලංකාව බියටපත් කරමින් අධිරාජ්‍යවාදී වුවමනාවන් ඉටු කරගන්නට වළිකන ධවල රෙජීමයක් ලෙසට මෙය හඳුන්වා දිය හැකිය.දෙමළ බෙදුම්වාදී මතවාදයෙන් උන්මත්තකව සරණාගතයන් ලෙසට ඇමරිකාව බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය වැනි රටවලට වී සිටින... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/03/21)

The glory of the Kalutara Bodhi
Sri Lanaka
The Kalutara Bodhi The city of Kalutara unlike other urbanised cities is redolent of the ancient Buddhist Sinhala culture. It is because of the most sacred Kalutara Bodhi encircled with the gold fence seemingly holding the sky with its massive branches and standing majestically in the upper terrace of the temple premises. Even the gentle breeze blowing through the branches of the “Bo” tree heals the hearts of people. History The Kalutara “Bo” tree is proven to be one of those 32 saplings of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/03/21)

ශෝක පණිවිඩය
මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය
හාතාගල රජමහා විහාරය ඇතුලු විහාරගණයන්හි අධිපති, ශ්‍රී සුමංගල විද්‍යායතන පිරිවෙනේ කෘත්‍යාධිකාරි නිල්වලා ආනන්ද විද්‍යාලයේ කළමනාකාර, රුහුණු මාගම්පත්තුව ඇතුලු ගිරුවාගම් දොළොස්දහස් රට ප්‍රධාන සංඝනායක, ගෞරවාර්හ පල්ලේගම ශ්‍රී ජිනරතන නායක ස්වාමීන්වහන්සේ, අපවත් වු පුවත ඇසීමෙන්, මම බලවත් සංවේගයට පත්විමි. වසර 67 ක තම ජීවන ගමන්මග තුළ වසර 54 ක් සම්බුදු සසුනේ උතුම් භික්ෂුවක ලෙස ගතකළ ජීවිතය අනුස්මරණය කිරීමට කැමැත්තෙමි. හක්මන ලාල්පේ ශ්‍රී ගුණානන්ද පිරිවෙනින් භික්ෂුවකට අවශ්‍ය ත්‍රිපිටක ධර්මය හා විවිධ භාෂාවන් උගත් අතර, පසුව උන්වහන්සේ තම ප්‍රදේශවාසීන්ගේ ජනජීවිතය නඟා සිටුවීම සඳහා අපමණ සේවාවක් සිදුකළහ. ශ්‍රී සුමංගල... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/03/21)

මහා ශිවරාත්‍රි දින උත්සවය උත්කර්ශවත්ව සැමරීමට අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගෙන් උපදෙස්
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
මහා ශිවරාත්‍රි දින උත්සවය උත්කර්ශවත්ව සැමරීමට අවශ්‍ය පියවර ගන්නැයි බුද්ධශාසන, ආගමික හා සංස්කෘතික කටයුතු අමාත්‍යවරයා ලෙස ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා හින්දු ආගමික හා සංස්කෘතික කටයුතු දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට උපදෙස් දී තිබේ. හින්දු බැතිමතුන්ගේ විශේෂ මංගල්‍යයක් වන මහා ශිවරාත‍්‍රී දිනය මෙවර 2021 මාර්තු මස 11 දිනට යෙදී ඇත. මහා ශීවරාත‍්‍රි දින උපවාස උත්සවය හින්දු කෝවිල්වල හොඳින් සංවිධානය කිරීම සඳහා දිරිමත් කරන්නැයි ද අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා හින්දු ආගමික හා සංස්කෘතික කටයුතු දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට දැනුම් දී තිබේ. ඒ අනුව, ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ හින්දු බැතිමතුන් බහුතරයක් වෙසෙන ප‍්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ඨාශ කේන්ද්‍රකර කරමින් විශේෂ හින්දු ආගමික වතාවත් සංවිධානය වනු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/03/21)

How burials of COVID victims are carried out at Iranaitivu Island
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/_HsqPgOJVd4... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/21)

Coronavirus death toll climbs to 489
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka has reported 05 more coronavirus-related deaths, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed today (March 04). As per the Department of Government Information, one male patient and four female patients are among the victims. The new deaths bring the number of COVID-19 related deaths witnessed in Sri Lanka to 489 in total. 01. The deceased is a 53-year-old female resident from Ussapitiya. She was transferred from Mawanella Hospital to Base Hospital Kegalle where she was diagnosed as infected with the Covid-19 virus. Consequently, she was transferred to General Hospital... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/21)

Sri Lanka records 351 more COVID-19 cases
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka has registered 147 more positive cases of Covid-19 today (March 04), the Ministry of Health confirmed. Thereby, Sri Lanka has detected 351 new positive cases of COVID-19 within the day. As per statistics, the total number of Covid-19 infections confirmed so far in the country now stands at 84,577. Recoveries from the virus meanwhile climbed to 80,836 earlier today, as 399 more patients regained health. However, 3,257 active cases are still under medical care at selected hospitals and treatment centers located across the island. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/21)

2016 hit-and-run case: Charges against Patali read out at HC
Courtesy Adaderana
Charges against former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka over the hit-and-run case in 2016 have been read out at the Colombo High Court today (March 04). https://youtu.be/9DPfPzGub4w The matter was called before Colombo High Court Judge Namal Walalle, Ada Derana correspondent said. Accordingly, the indictment filed by the Attorney General was read out in the open court during the legal proceeding. Preliminary objections against the indictment are schedule to be taken up on the 27th of April. The case was filed over the alleged hit-and-run... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/21)

Why is UNHRC so angry with Sri Lanka?
We are told there is a War against Terror. Sri Lanka should know, we suffered various forms of terror, the LTTE being the most heinous. That terror lasted 3 decades. We wasted decades following Western/UN templates of ceasefires, negotiations, peace talks. Lives were lost and people lived in fear. All communities fell victims. In 2006, LTTE went overboard with the closure of the Mavil Aru anicut committing a war crime denying water. LTTE challenged the Sri Lanka military and the military took the challenge. The East was liberated of LTTE in 2008 and thereafter with the capture of LTTE’s capital... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 04/03/21)

The capture of Kilinochchi on 2 January 2009 ended military offensive & brought Sri Lanka under one flag
When the capital of the LTTE falls, it also signaled the end of the LTTE. That significant victory was delivered by Maj. Gen. Jagath Dias on 2ndJanuary 2009.With the fall of LTTE’s capital and stronghold, it virtually meant the end of the military offensive and the beginning of the humanitarian rescue operation. This is poignant for the UN, UNHRC and the foreign diplomats. It is also noteworthy that timed with the capture of Kilinochchi was the declaration by the President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapakse to the LTTE to surrender and lay down arms. This offer was refused by the... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 04/03/21)

THE LINES ARE DRAWN AND THE COUNTRY SHOULD GO FORTH BOLDLY
RANJITH SOYSA
At the UNHRC meeting the true friends of Sri Lanka emerged to speak and defend the country battered mercilessly for defeating the world most brutal terrorist organization i.e., Tamil Tiger terrorists in 2009, who held 20 million Sri Lankans to ransom for well over 25 years.  The leading the Sri Lanka bashing were the UK. Germany. Canada, Switzerland, Netherlands. Belgium and the USA, all of them having a chequered history in violating human rights at different times. India, our friendly neighbour while thankfully taking a fair distance from the punitive stance of others opted to emphasize... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/21)

TAMIL ASPIRATIONS OF SRI LANKA ARE LIKE CRYING OF KIDS TO BRING MOON PART 1
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
Aspirations might be used to describing the ambitions which are too broader and at present, they may look limiting wishes, latter, they would go like crying of kids to bring the moon. Aspirations of any nation will go to a broader area, from the point of view of Tamils of Sri Lanka who wish to have a separate country in Sri Lanka, also could include to aspirations. It may be defined as two countries one nation as assumed or planned by Norway. The term that uses in the study of the principles of economics describing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/21)

TAMIL ASPIRATIONS OF SRI LANKA ARE LIKE CRYING OF KIDS TO BRING MOON PART 2
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
The LTTE, Prabhakaran, and colleagues worked against Sri Lanka’s unity and territorial integrity as he needed to establish a separate Tamil state with armed forces and struggle. His behavior appeared he wanted to re-establish the Vijaya Nagar empire that will create severe risk India creating new Issues. The intention of the LTTE movement had been under the control of India and the behavior of Prabhakaran was differentiated by the killing of the Indian Prime Minister and it was the main cause to ending the life of the LTTE leader. Politics could be played in any... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/21)

A Raving Pastor Overrides Gotabaya’s Vision of 'Vistas of Prosperity'
By The Sri Lanka Study Circle 
A monkey edict at the instigation of the CORE group?   Reacting defensively to a scathing criticism of his fly-by night conduct, pastor Colombage, at a hastily convened interview, with journalist Raymond, went on record to say, ‘Sri Lanka has a clear foreign policy; neutrality is the key and we want to maintain neutrality. We will not take sides and we will remain neutral. Technically, we are a Non-Aligned country but that is alright because we know Non-Alignment was created after World War 2 when the world was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/21)

THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 1956 Part 7C
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Bandaranaike took firm decisions where international relations were concerned. This essay looks at his handling of several important issues which arose in 1956. ISRAEL Bandaranaike recognized Israel, though he had reservations. Bandaranaike told Parliament, the position is that the previous Government had agreed to diplomatic representation by Israel here, I presume, with the implication of our representation there.  When I assumed office the Israel Government, kept on pressing us to find out whether they could send their Representative here as the previous Government had decided. The British High Commission... -Full Story-
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An open letter to Arun Siddarth - SLFP District Organizer - Jaffna District.
By Noor Nizam - Convener "The Muslim Voice", 3rd., Februsry, 2021..
"THE MUSLIM VOICE" is "SAD" that you did not include in your "WALK/SLOGAN" the Muslims as the 3rd., community for "NATIONAL UNITY and PEACE". It seems that you are trying to do the same thing YS Jaganmohan Reddy, now Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh did in 2017 when he launched a 3000 km walk to win the support of the people in his State to become the CM. It may be that you are also doing the same thing Mahinda Rajapaksa did in Pada Yatra... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/21)

When Pigs Fly: Britain Preaching Human Rights to Sri Lanka
Courtesy The Carthaginian Solution
When Britain ruled Sri Lanka Who issued this scorched-earth policy in response to local resistance against a foreign invasion army?  ….”cut down every yielding tree, pull down every dwelling house, destroy all fields, canals and irrigation reservoirs, kill all males over the age of 14 years and slaughter all cattle leaving those which are needed for the use of the army.”   The army followed the orders to the letter, killing between 40,000 to 100,000 enforcing the promulgation. The rebel leader was beheaded. Was it the Waffen SS... -Full Story-
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ඉන්දියානු ගුවන් හමුදා ප්‍රධානී සහ අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා අතර හමුවක්
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ඉන්දියානු ගුවන් හමුදා ප්‍රධානී එයාර් චීෆ් මාර්ෂල් රාකේෂ් කුමාර් සිං බාදවූරියා මහතා අද 2021.03.03 දින පස්වරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා හමුවිය. ශ්‍රී ලංකා ගුවන් හමුදාවේ 70 වන සංවත්සර සැමරුම් උළෙලට සහභාගී වීම සඳහා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට පැමිණ සිටින ඉන්දීය ගුවන් හමුදා ප්‍රධානී එයාර් චීෆ් මාර්ෂල් රාකේෂ් කුමාර් සිං බාදවූරියා මහතා සිය නිල සංචාරය අතරතුර මෙලෙස අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා බැහැ දුටුවේය. එහිදී ආරක්ෂක අංශයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට අඛණ්ඩ සහයෝගය පළ කරන බව එයාර් චීෆ් මාර්ෂල් රාකේෂ් කුමාර් සිං බාදවූරියා මහතා පැවසීය. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සහ ඉන්දියාව අතර දීර්ඝකාලීන ආරක්ෂක සහයෝගීතාවයක් ඇති... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/21)

India’s Chief of the Air Staff Pledges Continued Support to Sri Lanka
Prime Minister’s Media Unit
March 3, 2021 The Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshall Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this evening. The Air Chief Marshall, who is visiting Sri Lanka to attend the 70th Anniversary Celebrations of the Sri Lanka Air Force, expressed continued support to Sri Lanka in the defense sector. Sri Lanka and India have had a long-standing defense and security cooperation that has spanned many areas including counter-terrorism, maritime security and drug... -Full Story-
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රාජ්‍ය ආයතනවල ජනතා සේවාවන් කාර්යක්ෂම කරන්නැයි අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගෙන් උපදෙස්
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
අන්තර් ආයතනික ගැටලු නිරාකරණය කර ගනිමින් රාජ්‍ය ආයතන ඔස්සේ ක්‍රියාත්මක ජනතා සේවාවන් කාර්යක්ෂම කරන්නැයි ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද 2021.03.03 දින උපදෙස් දුන්නේය. බත්තරමුල්ල සුහුරුපායේ පිහිටි නාගරික සංවර්ධන හා නිවාස අමාත්‍යංශ ශ්‍රවණාගාරයේ පැවති අමාත්‍යංශ නිලධාරින්ගේ හමුවට එක්වෙමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේය. ප්‍රමාදවෙමින් පැවති සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘති කිහිපයක් පිළිබඳව මෙහි දී අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා අවධානය යොමු කළේය. ඇතැම් ව්‍යාපෘති ප්‍රමාදවීමට හේතුවී ඇත්තේ අන්තර් ආයතනික සබඳතා දුරස්ථව පැවතීම නිසා බව පෙන්වා දුන් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා එවැනි කටයුතු මින් ඉදිරියට මනා සන්නිවේදනයකින් යුතුව කාර්යක්ෂම කර ගැනීමට පියවර ගන්නැයි අමාත්‍යංශ නිලධාරින්ට උපදෙස් දුන්නේය. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/21)

PCoI report on Easter Sunday carnage: AG won’t be given ‘sensitive’ volumes
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
GL admits flaws , appreciates recommendations The Presidential Secretariat has declined to release 22 volumes (each containing about 600 pages) of proceedings to Attorney General Dappula de Livera, PC, on the advice of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) that probed the 2019 Easter Sunday carnage. Authoritative sources told The Island that of the 87 volumes, the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (2) had sent only 65 to the AG. The Attorney General has been informed that the PCoI is of the opinion that 22 volumes shouldn’t be disclosed due to the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/21)

Easter Sunday Attack: PCoI failed to find who influenced the course of investigation - Cardinal
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The report of the Presidential commission which probed the Easter Sunday attacks had failed to find out as to who had influenced the investigations in order to shield certain individuals, Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said today. Cardinal Ranjith told a press conference that the church had received information that some 'interested parties' have influenced investigations in order save certain forces. "We have information that there were certain groups had inflicted under influence on those who were investigated the attacks in order save certain individuals and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/21)

Epidemiology Unit begins probe on two deaths following vaccination
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Two individuals from the Gampaha District have died two days after being vaccinated and the Epidemiology Unit is to investigate as to whether it could be attributed to the vaccine, Deputy Director General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath said. Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he said there is a particular procedure to find out whether it had any link to the vaccine. “We are currently investigating to ascertain whether these deaths were due to the vaccination,” Dr. Herath said. Divulapitiya police said a 57-year-old person who was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/21)

Was astounded with UK statement on Sri Lanka at UNHRC: Lord Naseby
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Commenting on the UK statement of February 25, 2021 in Geneva on Sri Lanka at Human Rights Council by Lord Tariq Ahmad, President of the UK all party British Sri Lanka Parliamentary group Lord Naseby said he was astounded how the UK or any other Member of the Core group could possibly welcome the High Commissioner’s so called ‘detailed & most comprehensive report on Sri Lanka. He said the report is riddled with totally unsubstantiated allegations & statements totally ignoring the huge effort to restore infrastructure & rehouse displaced Tamils & Muslims... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/21)

Circular on burial of COVID-19 victims issued
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
he circular containing the guidelines with regard to the burial of COVID-19 victims has been issued, the Health Ministry said. Some key guidelines are as follows, The relatives of the deceased should inform the Director/ Head of the health care institution (Where the death has occurred) of their desire to bury the corpse without delay. The Director of the hospital/ Head of the health care institution should obtain a written request from relatives for burial. The relatives need to provide a coffin in advance. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/21)

Sri Lanka to receive first vaccine consignment under COVAX facility this Sunday
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/Q0yr8TfCMIg Sri Lanka is expected to receive the first batch of COVID vaccines under the COVAX facility this weekend, says State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Sudarshini Fernandopulle. Her remarks came during an event held at the Chilaw Hospital today. The vaccine consignment with 264,000 doses will accordingly arrive in Sri Lanka on Sunday (March 07). Under the COVAX facility, World Health Organization (WHO) had agreed to provide Sri Lanka with 20 percent of the vaccine requirement to vaccinate 4.2 million... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/21)

Covid-19: 335 new cases confirmed Today
Courtesy Adaderana
The Health Ministry reports that another 130 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus bringing the total cases confirmed within the day to 335.  All are close associates of the Peliyagoda Covid-19 cluster. This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases reported in the thus far to 84,226. A total of 3,285 patients infected with the virus are currently under medical treatment while total recoveries has reached 80,437. Meanwhile the death toll due to the virus stands at 484.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/21)

One more Covid-19 death reported in Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
The Director General of Health Services has confirmed one more Covid-19 related death today, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus to 484. The victim is a 65-year-old woman from Eravur. She had been transferred from the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital to the Mulleriyawa Base Hospital after being identified as Covid-19 positive. She had passed away at the Mulleriyawa Base Hospital on March 03 with the cause of death reported as blood poisoning and Covid-19 pneumonia. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/21)

Court orders AG to submit report on illegal construction at Muthurajawela Wetlands
Courtesy Adaderana
The Court of Appeal has directed the Attorney General to examine and submit a report on the alleged illegal construction and development projects at the Muthurajawela Wetlands on March 09. The petitions filed by Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith and the Center for Environmental Justice seeking an injunction suspending illegal construction and development activities in the Muthurajawela Wetland Zone were taken up today (03) before Justices Arjuna Obeysekera and Mayadunne Corea. President’s Counsel Shamil Perera, appearing on behalf of the Cardinal, stated that illegal clearing and development activities are still continued... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/21)

Canada- before drafting HR Resolutions against Sri Lanka – atone for your crime against the indigenous of Canada
What is ironical and hypocritical about the UNHRC Resolutions being drafted against Sri Lanka, is that they are being drafted by countries which have appalling human rights records. Canada is one of the Core Group presenting a draft resolution against Sri Lanka. Canada is home to the bulk of runaway LTTE refugees/asylum seekers and pro-LTTE promoters. We really do not mind if Eelam is declared in Canada, as more Tamils living in Canada are asking for Eelam than the countable handful demanding it in Sri Lanka. The question for Canada is simple. Before pointing fingers accusing Sri Lanka of genocide... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 03/03/21)

Re: India calls upon Sri Lanka to fully implement 13 A to address aspirations of Tamil community/ India signals to Sri Lanka that support in UNHRC should not be taken for granted
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1  . Canada
1 March 2021 Mr. Indra Mani PandayIndia’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva9 Rue du ValaisGeneva 1202Switzerland Dear Mr. Panday: Re: India  calls upon Sri Lanka to fully implement 13 A to address aspirations of Tamil community/ India signals to Sri Lanka that support in UNHRC should not be taken for granted This was announced by you on behalf of your employer the Government of India at the UNHRC in Geneva.  I hope for your... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/03/21)

ශ්රීමත්  ජනාධිතුමා, ගරු අගමැතිතුමා ඇතුලු සියලුම සින්හල දේශපාලකයින් වෙත විවුර්ත සන්දේශයක්
ආචාර්ය සුදත් ගුණසේකර. මහනුවර සින්හල බෞද්ධ ජේෂ්ඨ පුර වැසියන්ගේ සන්විධානයේ සභාපති සහ අග්රාමාත්ය සිරිමවෝ බන්ඩාරනායක මැතිනියගේ හිටපු ඉස්තිර ලේකම් මහනුවර
මේ රටේ ආණ්ඩුක්රම  විවස්ථාව සහ ජනතා පරමාධිපත්ය විනාශකොට රට ජාතිය දෙමළුන්ට පාවාදුන්, එදා ඔබද විරුද්ධ වූ,  1987 ජූලි 29 ජේ ආර්- රජිව් ගිවිසුම සහ පලාත් සභා මර උගුල අහෝසි කොට රට ජාතිය බේරා ගෙන සදාකාලික ජාතික වීරයින් වශයෙන් ඉතිහාස ගතවෙනවාද එසේ නොකොට තාවකාලිකව බලයේ සිටීම සදහා, ඉතිහාසයේ කිසිම දිනක නොතිබුණු එසේම මතු කිසිම කිසිදාකද  නොලැබෙන  ඉන්දීය මිතුරුකම නැමැති මිරිගුව පසුපස දිව ගොස් වසර  2500 ක් පැවැති අභිමානවත් සින්හල රට හා ජාතිය 21 වන සියවසේදී  ඉන්දියාවට පාවාදුන් ජාති ද්රෝහීන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/21)

අලි සබ්රි ඇමති මාවත-1
විමල් පටබැඳිගේ (ශාස්ත‍්‍රවේදී, නීතිඥ, විශ‍්‍රාමික සොලිසිටර්)
අධිකරණ ක්‍ෂේත‍්‍රයෙන් මහජනතාවට ලබාදෙන සේවාව කාර්යක්‍ෂම කිරීමට දෝ අධිකරණ ඇමති අලි සබ්රි තම ප‍්‍රඥා මහිමයෙන් ලැබූ අදහසක් කි‍්‍රයාවට නැගීමට අවශ්‍ය යටිතල පහසුකම් සකස් කරමින් සිටියි. ඔහුගේ අපූරු අ`ඵත් ව්‍යාපෘතිය පොලිස් දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට ‘ප‍්‍රධාන පොලිස් පරීක්‍ෂකවරුන්’ (චීෆ් පොලිස් ඉන්ස්පෙක්ටර්ස් = සීඅයිපි* ලෙස නීතිඥයන් 150 දෙනෙකු බඳවා ගැනීම යි. පෙර කළ පිනකට දෝ ජාතික ලැයිස්තු මන්තී‍්‍ර පදවිය ලබා ඇති අධිකරණ ඇමතිට, මෙය අධිකරණ ක්‍ෂේත‍්‍රයේ ඇති දහසක් එකක් අඩුපාඩු සකස් කිරීම සඳහා පමා නොකොට ගත යුතු අත්‍යාවශ්‍යක පියවරක් ලෙස ඔහුට දේවාරූඪයකින් කීවේ දැ’යි දැනීමක් නැත. කෙසේ වෙතත් ජනාධිපති ද ගාවා ‘ජනපති තුමාගේ මග... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/21)

Tamil genocide, Geneva fiasco and a Tamil Che Guerra - Part 2
C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D.
Vigneswaran's egg basket Vigneswaran placed his one and only genocide egg in Michelle Bachelet's broken basket, expecting a surrender by the GOSL, headed by Gotabhaya Rajapakasa. Vigneswaran's this jocular behavior was a desperate attempt to piggyback on the American global strategy aimed at getting a foot hold in the island, by hook or by crook. The U.S. Plan to use UNCHR & OHCHR mechanism, unethically, as a vehicle to achieve this objective meets with the ultimate Eelam goal of Vignes, TNA and others via 13-A plus demand. After failing to get the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/21)

THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 1956 Part 7B
KAMALIKA PIERIS
 SWRD Bandaranaike made an impact on the international scene and brought honor and recognition to his country, said VLB Mendis.  His untimely death two years after assuming office, deprived the country of an astute leader who could have played a major role  in  international  affairs said Bandu de Silva. Bandaranaike first made an impact in India. SWRD led the Sri Lanka delegation to the Asian Regional Conference held in New Delhi in 1947. SWRD’S   proposal for a setting up Asian Secretariat was accepted. His contribution received publicity.  “The calls for Asian Federation were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/21)

වැඩිපුර බඳවාගත් සිසුන්ට සාපේක්ෂව විශ්වවිද්‍යාල පහසුකම් වැඩිදියුණු කිරීම සඳහා අමතර ප්‍රතිපාදන ලබාදෙන්නැයි අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගෙන් උපදෙස්
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම ප්‍රතිපත්තියට අනුව යමින් මෙවර වැඩිපුර බඳවාගත් සරසවි සිසුන් 10588 දෙනෙකුට සාපේක්ෂව විශ්වවිද්‍යාලවල පහසුකම් වැඩිදියුණු කිරීම සඳහා අවශ්‍ය අමතර ප්‍රතිපාදන ලබාදෙන්නැයි ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද 2021.03.02 දින පස්වරුවේ උපදෙස් දුන්නේය. විශ්වවිද්‍යාලවල අවශ්‍ය යටිතල පහසුකම් සපයා ගැනීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී විශ්වවිද්‍යාල ප්‍රතිපාදන කොමිෂන් සභාව සහ සියලුම විශ්වවිද්‍යාල උපකුලපතිවරුන් සමඟ පැවැති සාකච්ඡාවට එක්වෙමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේය. මේ වසරේ දී විශ්වවිද්‍යාල සඳහා දරුවන් 41000ක් බඳවාගෙන ඇතැයි පෙන්වා දුන් විශ්වවිද්‍යාල ප්‍රතිපාදන කොමිෂන් සභාවේ සභාපති ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ මහාචාර්ය සම්පත් අමරතුංග මහතා, 10588ක් තරම් සිසුන් සංඛ්‍යාවක් මෙවර විශ්වවිද්‍යාල සඳහා වැඩිපුර බඳවා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/21)

අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා ඉදිරියේ පළාත් සභා හා පළාත් පාලන කටයුතු රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය ධුරයේ රොෂාන් රණසිංහ මහතා වැඩ භාරගනියි
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
පළාත් සභා හා පළාත් පාලන කටයුතු රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යවරයා ලෙස රොෂාන් රණසිංහ මහතා ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඉදිරිපිට දී අද 2021.03.02 දින පෙරවරුවේ වැඩ භාර ගත්තේය. කොළඹ පිහිටි පළාත් සභා හා පළාත් පාලන කටයුතු රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශයේ දී මෙම වැඩ භාර ගැනීමේ උත්සවය පැවැත්විණි. මහා සංඝරත්නයේ ආශිර්වාදය මැද රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය රොෂාන් රණසිංහ මහතා සිය අමාත්‍යංශ වගකීම් සඳහා මුලපිරුවේය. අන්‍යාගමික නායකයෝ ද මෙහි දී රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යවරයාගේ ඉදිරි කටයුතු සඳහා සුබ ප්‍රාර්ථනා එක් කළහ. මෙම අවස්ථාවට රාජ්‍ය සේවා, පළාත් සභා හා පළාත් පාලන අමාත්‍ය ජනක බණ්ඩාර තෙන්නකෝන්, තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය නාමල්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/21)

වෘත්තිමය හැකියාවන්ගෙන් පිරිපුන් විශිෂ්ටයන්ගෙන් පිරි ශ්‍රී ලංකාවක් බිහිවනු දැකීම අපගේ අපේක්ෂාවයි - අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
වෘත්තිමය හැකියාවන්ගෙන් පිරිපුන් විශිෂ්ටයන්ගෙන් පිරි ශ්‍රී ලංකාවක් බිහිවනු දැකීම අපගේ අපේක්ෂාව යැයි ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද 2021.03.02 දින පෙරවරුවේ දී පැවසීය. “SKILLS SRI LANKA”  ජාතික වැඩසටහනේ සමාරම්භක උත්සව අවස්ථාවට එක්වෙමින් බණ්ඩාරනායක ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මන්ත්‍රණ ශාලාවේ දී අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේය. අතිගරු ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ, අතිගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහත්වරුන්ගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් “SKILLS SRI LANKA”  හැකියාවෙන් උගත් පරම්පරාවක් ජාතික වැඩසටහන ආරම්භ විය. නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තිය අධ්‍යාපන,පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය  අමාත්‍යංශය මෙම ජාතික වැඩසටහන ක්‍රියාවට නංවයි. අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මෙහි දී කාර්මික විද්‍යාලවල දරුවන්ට ආරක්ෂිත ඇඳුම් කට්ටල ප්‍රදානය කළේය. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/21)

ක්‍රීඩාංගනයක් දියුණු කළාම රෝහලක් හදන්න තියෙන අවශ්‍යතාව අඩුවෙනවා - අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ක්‍රීඩාංගනයක් දියුණු කළාම රෝහලක් හදන්න තියෙන අවශ්‍යතාව අඩුවෙන බව ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද 2021.03.02 දින පෙරවරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී පැවසීය. ජවසම්පන්න පරපුරක් උදෙසා “ගමට පිටියක්” ජාතික වැඩසටහන යටතේ රටපුරා ග්‍රාමීය ක්‍රීඩා පිටි 332ක් එකවර සංවර්ධනය කිරීමේ අවස්ථාවට එක්වෙමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේය. ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ සංකල්පයකට අනුව ක්‍රීඩාවේ යටිතල පහසුකම් සංවර්ධනය කරමින් රටේ නව ක්‍රීඩා සංස්කෘතියක් ඇති කිරීමේ පරමාර්ථය ඇතිව මෙම ජාතික වැඩසටහන ක්‍රියාත්මක වේ. ගමට පිටියක් ජාතික වැඩසටහනේ සමාරම්භක උත්සවයට අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා කළ සම්පූර්ණ කතාව මෙසේය. ක්‍රීඩාව වෙනුවෙන් අපි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/21)

Newly appointed Sri Lanka Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand Mrs. C. A. Chaminda I. Colonne assumes duties at the Embassy
Embassy of Sri Lanka   Bangkok, Thailand
The newly appointed Sri Lanka Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand Mrs. C. A. Chaminda I. Colonne assumed duties today, 01st March 2021, at the Sri Lanka Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand [concurrently accredited to the Kingdom of Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)]. During the occasion Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Islamic religious observances were conducted by Ven. Prof. Walmoruwe Piyarathna Thero, Rev. Krishnamoorthy Sivasubramanian, Rev. Worawut Saraphan and Rev. Sittirath Wacharapisudhi respectively. Chaminda Colonne is a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/21)

Sri Lanka chooses Iranativu island for burial of COVID victims
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/0sNC6vL0aU8... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/21)

Coronavirus: 318 infections detected within the day
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka registered 165 more positive cases of COVID-19 today (March 02) as total novel coronavirus infections reported within the day reached 318. Department of Government Information says 308 of today’s cases are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda cluster. https://youtu.be/0sNC6vL0aU8 Another one was identified as an arrival from a foreign country and the remaining 09 were detected from the prison cluster. New development has pushed the country’s confirmed COVID-19 cases count to 83,870. According to COVID-19 figures, 3,367 active cases... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/21)

Sri Lanka records 07 new COVID deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka has confirmed 07 new COVID-related deaths today (March 02), says the Director-General of Health Services. According to the Department of Government Information, the death toll from the virus outbreak in the country has climbed to 483 following the new development. Details of the deceased are as follows: 1. An 87-year-old woman has died yesterday (March 01) at her home in Colombo 15. The cause of death was cited as COVID pneumonia, acute diabetes, acute kidney infection and high blood pressure. 2. An 89-year-old woman from Colombo... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/21)

Cardinal wants ‘real masterminds’ of Easter attacks brought to justice
Courtesy Adaderana
Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith today called on Sri Lankan authorities to bring to justice without delay the “true masterminds” behind the Easter Sunday attacks and those who have seriously neglected their duties despite having prior knowledge of the attacks. https://youtu.be/SBiCGF4hxc4 A copy of the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) appointed to investigate and inquire into the Easter Sunday attacks was handed over to the Archbishop of Colombo, yesterday (01). Speaking to reporter at a press conference in Colombo today, Cardinal Ranjith expressed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/21)

Govt won’t take responsibility for PCoI report on Easter attacks - Keheliya.
Courtesy Adaderana
Neither the President nor the government will take responsibility for the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the 2019 Easter attacks, says Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella. Speaking at the press conference held today (02) to announce the Cabinet decisions, Minister Rambukwella said that the report has been presented on an independent basis and that a commission report being right or wrong is not entirely up to the government. https://youtu.be/pA7WS-UuBkc He added that the government will continue its investigations via the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/21)

AG receives 65 volumes of Easter attack commission proceedings
Courtesy Adaderana
The Attorney General has received 65 volumes of the proceedings of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) which probed the Easter Sunday terror attacks from the Presidential Secretary today (March 02). The Presidential Commission has handed over a total of 87 volumes containing its proceedings to the Presidential Secretary, Coordination officer of the Attorney General State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne stated. https://youtu.be/xoR01aXuXY0 However, 22 volumes have not been handed over due to the sensitive nature of evidence pertaining to national security, she said further. Attorney General has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/21)

Cardinal gives time until April 21st to take legal action for Easter attacks
Courtesy Hiru News
Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has stated that time will be given until April 21 to take legal action against those responsible for the Easter attack. He was addressing a media briefing today after receiving the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter attack yesterday. Meanwhile, the Attorney General has obtained 65 volumes from the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter attack from the Secretary to the President today. Attorney-at-Law Nishara Jayaratne, the Attorney General's Coordinating Officer stated that 22... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/21)

All citizens should unite to defeat government's plan to sell local resources - Sajith Premadasa
Courtesy Hiru News
Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa says that all citizens should unite to defeat the government's program to sell local resources. He stated this while participating in the Opposition Leader's Mobile Service held in the Giligamuwa area in Kegalle.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/03/21)

No Time Bar for Human Rights: Britain atone for 133years human rights violations in Sri Lanka
The UNHRC is all about HUMAN RIGHTS. Sri Lanka’s conflict ended with a military offensive that applied international humanitarian laws and not human rights law. Sri Lanka has to be judged by violations of IHL not HR in a non-international armed conflict. Nevertheless, human rights is human rights and there can be no time bar to human rights violations. This is why the human rights violations committed by colonial rulers upon countries that they invaded matter. UK ruled all but 22 countries around the world (90% of the world) making UK the world biggest human rights offender when tabulating all... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 02/03/21)

Abduction and Conscription of Child Soldiers by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
Mahinda Gunasekera Toronto, Canada
84 Tambrook Drive Agincourt, ON Canada M1W 3L9 Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Ottawa Right Honourable Prime Minister, Canada's efforts to prevent the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict is greatly appreciated. Your statement on the 12th of February 2021 reaffirming Canada's commitment to draw attention to this inhumane practice with the longstanding intent of ending such conscription along with nearly 100 UN Member States endorsing the Vancouver Principles on 'Peacekeeping and the Prevention of  the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers' is most commendable. The Late, Honourable Lakshman... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/03/21)

බෞද්ධ ජනරජ ප්‍රවාදය - 8 වැනි කොටස
උපදේශනය සඳහා ජනතා ප්‍රවාහ
ජනරජයේ පරමාධිපත්‍යයට ජනතා උපදේශනය අයත් බව ද, එම කාර්යයෙහි වගකීම “උත්තරීතර උපදේශක සභාව” නමින් පිහිටුවනු ලබන ආයතනයකට පැවරිය යුතු බව ද අපි නිරීක්‍ෂණය කළෙමු. මෙම “උත්තරීතර උපදේශක සභාව” පිහිටුවිය යුත්තේ කෙ ලෙසින් ද? ඒ සඳහා තෝරා පත් කරගත යුත්තේ කවුරුන් ද? එම ජනතා නියෝජිතයන් තෝරා පත් කරගත යුත්තේ කවර ආකාරයෙන් ද? අපි මෙම කරුණු පිළිබඳව මෙම ලිපියෙන් විමසා බලමු. කවර ජනරජයක වුව ද ජනතාවගේ සම්පූර්ණ (එනම්, සියයට සියයක) එකඟතාව සහිත ව අදාළ පාලන බලතල ක්‍රියාත්මක කෙරෙන්නේ නැත. පක්‍ෂ දේශපාලන ක්‍රමය තුළ පාලන බලතල පවරා ගන්නේ ප්‍රමාණවත් බහුතර බලයක් දිනාගත් කණ්ඩායමක් විසිනි. එවැනි කණ්ඩායමක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/03/21)

Living with Covid-19
BY SARATH WIJESINGHE
Life amid Covid-19 ‘’It is going to disappear one day. It is like a miracle it will disappear’’ repeated Donald Trump former President of the United States of America Let the above be our wishful thinking though living with Covid-19 is frightening and disturbing. But since we are compelled to live with it the challenge is ours and depends on how we react and fight the virus, following guidelines and medical advice. We are not experts to advise on any form of treatment or invisible forces to combat... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/03/21)

නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවෙන් සෞඛ්‍ය විෂය මධ්‍යම රජයෙන් ක්‍රියාත්මක සංවෘත සේවාවක් කරන්න අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගෙන් උපදෙස්
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
සෞඛ්‍ය විෂය මධ්‍යම රජයෙන් ක්‍රියාත්මක සංවෘත සේවාවක් ලෙස නව ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා කෙටුම්පතට ඇතුළත් කරන්නැයි ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද 2021.03.01 දින පස්වරුවේ දැනුම් දුන්නේය. රජයේ වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරින්ගේ සංගමය සමඟ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ පැවති සාකච්ඡාව අතරතුර එම සංගමයේ සභාපති විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය අනුරුද්ධ පාදෙණිය මහතා කළ ඉල්ලීමට අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මෙලෙස එකඟත්වය පළ කළේය. සෞඛ්‍ය සේවය සහ වෛද්‍යවරුන් හමුවේ පවතින ගැටලු හා එම ගැටලු විසඳා ගැනීමට රජයේ වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය ඉදිරිපත් කරන යෝජනා මෙම හමුවේ දී සාකච්ඡාවට ගැණිනි. රජයේ වෛද්‍ය පීඨයකින් මේ වනවිට බිහිවන වෛද්‍යවරුන්ගේ වයස් සීමාව බොහෝවිට අවුරුදු 28 හෝ 30කට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/03/21)

අතහැරදමා තිබූ නාගරික සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘති රැසක් නැවත ආරම්භ කිරීමට අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගෙන් උපදෙස්
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
පසුගිය ආණ්ඩු සමයේ අත්හැර දමා තිබූ නාගරික සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘති රැසක් නැවත ආරම්භ කිරීමට මුදල් සහ නාගරික සංවර්ධන හා නිවාස අමාත්‍යවරයා ලෙස ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද 2021.03.01 දින පෙරවරුවේ උපදෙස් දුන්නේය‍. නාගරික සංවර්ධන හා නිවාස අමාත්‍යංශයේ ව්‍යාපෘති ගැටලු පිළිබඳව  මුදල් අමාත්‍යංශයේ පැවති සාකච්ඡාවේ දී අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේය. එහිදී අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා නාගරික සංවර්ධන හා නිවාස අමාත්‍යාංශය යටතේ ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමට නියමිතව තිබූ හා දැනට ආරම්භ වී තිබෙන සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘති වල ප්‍රගතිය සමාලෝචනය කළේය. සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘති රැසක් පසුගිය ආණ්ඩුවේ වසර පහක කාලය තුළ දී අතහැර දමා ඇතිබව නිලධාරින් පිරිසක් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/03/21)

Thousands of Canada’s indigenous children died in church-run boarding schools. Where are they buried?
By  Amanda Coletta courtesy Washington Post
TORONTO — Armed with everything from school attendance records to drones, researchers across Canada are racing to shed light on a bleak part of the country’s history: How many indigenous children died at residential schools, and where are their unmarked graves? From 1883 to 1998, nearly 150,000 indigenous children were forcibly separated from their families and sent to the government-funded, church-run boarding schools in an attempt to assimilate them. Once there, they were frequently neglected and abused. What happened at the schools was akin to “cultural genocide,”... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/03/21)

'Expect India to vote in favour of our country at UNHRC: Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary
Geeta Mohan  Courtesy India Today
In an exclusive interview to India Today TV, Sri Lanka Foreign Secretary Admiral (Retd) Jayanath Colombage on Monday said that he expects India to stand by and vote in favour of Sri Lanka ahead of next week's UNHRC sessions on the island nation's rights and accountability record. India has been urging Sri Lanka to implement and enforce the 13th amendment of its Constitution ever since the country's war with Tamil separatists ended in 2009. At the ongoing session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, India said that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/03/21)

Sri Lanka ‘priority one’ partner in defence, says India
Courtesy Adaderana
India described Sri Lanka as “Priority One” partner in the defence sphere and said the participation of its military aircraft in the 70th anniversary celebration of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) is indicative of the growing cooperation, camaraderie and friendship between the two militaries. The SLAF is celebrating its 70th Anniversary on March 2 and to commemorate the historical event, a Fly Past and an Aerobatic Display is being organised for the first time in the country at a grand scale. A total of 23 aircraft of the Indian Air Force... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/03/21)

Coronavirus death toll climbs to 476
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka has reported 05 more coronavirus-related deaths, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed today (March 01). As per the Department of Government Information, three male patients and two female patients are among the victims. The new deaths bring the number of COVID-19 related deaths witnessed in Sri Lanka to 476 in total. 01. The deceased is a 73-year-old female resident from Ganemulla. She was diagnosed as infected with Covid-19 and transferred from Colombo South Teaching Hospital to Base  Hospital Pimbura where she died on 01.03.2021. The cause of death... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/03/21)

Sri Lanka records 303 more COVID-19 cases
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka has registered 111 more positive cases of Covid-19 today (March 01), the Ministry of Health confirmed. Thereby, Sri Lanka has detected 303 new positive cases of COVID-19 within the day. As per statistics, the total number of Covid-19 infections confirmed so far in the country now stands at 83,546. Recoveries from the virus meanwhile climbed to 79,422 earlier today, as 475 more patients regained health. However, 3,653 active cases are still under medical care at selected hospitals and treatment centers located across the island. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/03/21)

Easter attacks report presented to Mahanayake Theros and Cardinal Ranjith
Courtesy Adaderana
A copy of the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the Easter Sunday attacks has been handed over to Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith. https://youtu.be/4sAP63Gu7ZM The Director General, Legal Affairs of the Presidential Secretariat Hariguptha Rohanadheera presented the report to the Cardinal Ranjith at the Archbishop’s House today (01). Meanwhile the President’s Media Division stated that the report was also presented to the Mahanayake Theros of the Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters this morning.  The report was presented to the Mahanayaka of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/03/21)

Bigotry at the UNHRC.
GET REAL with Mahieash Johnney 
Sri Lanka is facing repeated baseless accusations at the UNHRC this time around as well, which primarily stems from the Darusman report. What is the reality behind these calls for accountability? 41st Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka Sarath N. Silva joins Mahieash Johnney this week to discuss the legal basis of the challenges in the UNHRC. Original on air date - 25th of February 2021 https://youtu.be/bd0W40IUwqw... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/03/21)

UNHRC Divides the World
By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
The world is a divided place as evidenced by the interactive dialogue on the OHCHR Report on Sri Lanka during the ongoing 46th Session of UN Human Rights Council. Instead of being the mediator, the actions of the incumbent High Commissioner of the UNHRC Michelle Bachelet are exacerbating this division further. Unless Bachelet takes corrective measures that deviates her Office from the UN mandate, she too will leave behind her a failed legacy as her predecessors did. As such, all member States must engage with the UN and its... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/03/21)

THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 1956 Part 7A
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Bandaranaike had advocated an independent foreign policy for Sri Lanka long before he became Prime Minister. In 1952, Bandaranaike speaking in Parliament during the debate on the Throne speech said that Sri Lanka has so far failed to   formulate a well defined and independent foreign policy. Sri Lanka should play an important and constructive role in international affairs. She should be neutral in power politics. Sri Lanka should occupy a position in South Asia like that of Switzerland in Europe, he said. In 1954, Bandaranaike persuaded Sri Lanka Parliament to   approve Panchaseela. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/03/21)

Problems in Geneva: Facts that brought us here
Dr. SARATH GAMINI De SILVA Courtesy The Island
The annual patriotic taunts and the laments of the majority are heard as the day of reckoning approaches in Geneva. We are shouting ourselves hoarse, complaining that the whole world is ganging up against the brave Sri Lankans, to punish them for eliminating the most brutal terrorist outfit the world has ever seen. It is true that what was achieved in 2009 is something that no other country could do in eliminating terrorism. But does that guarantee peace when the basic grievances that led to civil unrest over the years... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/03/21)

Yupa in a Buddhist Stupa
By Ama H. Vanniarachchy 
Since the Department of Archaeology began exploration and excavation work in the Northern areas of the island, it has been the talk of the town. There were some incidents which stirred up some controversy, starting from arguments about the identity of these ancient monasteries and the true inheritance of them. One such highly controversial place was Mullaitivu. Despite the archaeological and historical evidence, there were disputes about the place’s history. Therefore, Ceylon Today took you on a voyage to the past of Mullaitvu in one of our previous heritage articles.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/03/21)

Liberalism or Hypocrisy? | Ruchir Sharma and Sanjay Dixit
The Jaipur Dialogues
  https://youtu.be/bGaztD29pe0... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/03/21)


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