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එල්ලා මරණ ලැයිස්‌තුවේ කුඩු කෙරුමෝ කිසිවෙක්‌ නැහැ
සමන් ගමගේ උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
 බන්ධනාගාර දෙපාර්තමේන්=ව මගින් අධිකරණ අමාත්‍යාංශය වෙත යොමු කළ එල්ලා මැරීමට නියමිත බව කියන මත්කුඩු ජාවාරම්කරුවන්ගේ ලැයිස්‌තුවේ රට වැනසූ මහා පරිමාණ කුඩු ජාවාරමුන් කිසිවකුත් නොමැති බව අනාවරණය වී තිබේ.    මහා පරිමාණයේ කුඩු ජාවාරමේ යෙදුණු ජාවාරම්කරුවන් විසිතුන්  දෙනකු මේ වන විට බන්ධනාගාරගතව ඇතත් ඉන් දහඅට දෙනකුට එරෙහිව දැනට නඩු විභාග වෙමින් තිබෙන අතර ඉතිරි පස්‌දෙනා මරණ දඬුවම හා ජීවිතාන්ත සිර දඬුවම් හිමිවීමෙන් පසු අභියාචනා ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇත.    එසේ අභියාචනා ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇත්තේ වෙළේ සුදා, සුසෙයි, නවාස්‌, ඡේසුදාසන් සහ කැමිලස්‌ යන ජාවාරම්කරුවන්ය. ඔවුන් අතරින් සිව් දෙනකුට මරණ දඬුවම හිමිව තිබෙන අතර පොලිස්‌ මත්ද්‍රව්‍ය කාර්යාංශය මගින් පසුගියදා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/18)

කුඩුකාරයන් එල්ලන්නට සැරසෙන ආණ්ඩුවක සියදිවි නසාගැනීම
 සමන් ගමගේ උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ජාත්‍යන්තර මත්කුඩු ජාලයේ කේනද්‍රස්‌ථානයක්‌ වෙමින් තිබෙන බව ශාපලත් යුද්ධය අවසන් වී මාස කිහිපයක්‌ ගතවෙද්දීම අපි රටට කීවෙමු. ඒ වන විට එය තිබුණේ ඉතාම ප්‍රාථමික අධියරේය.    ඉකුත් 20009 මැයි 19 වැනිදා ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ත්‍රස්‌තවාදී ග්‍රහණයෙන් මුදා ගැනීමට අපේ හමුදාවෝ සමත් වූහ. ඒ සමගම ජාත්‍යන්තරය තුළ මේ රට පිළිබඳව පැවති බිය සැක මෙන්ම කලු පැල්ලම්ද මැකී යන්නට විය. මරණයේ තෝතැන්නක්‌ ලෙසින් ප්‍රකටව තිබූ ශ්‍රී ලංකාව එතැන් සිට සංචාරයට ඉතා සුදුසු සො»රු දිවයිනක්‌ යෑයි පවසමින් ජාත්‍යන්තරය විසින්ම නිවේදන නිකුත් කරන්නට විය.    මෙහිදී තවත් පැත්කින් සිදුවූ දෙයක්‌ ද තිබිණි. එය වූයේ ත්‍රස්‌තවාදයෙන් තොර වූ ශ්‍රී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/18)

If the country is to be saved...
Prof. N.A. de S. Amaratunga
This government is about the worse we had since independence. There is not a single area where the government has not failed. None of the promises made before the election in 2015  has been fulfilled. Leaving aside those promises what is worse is that the government had failed even to maintain the standards achieved by the previous government. Instead the government, like a standing fool, has helplessly watched  the country slide downhill, unable to act. One could blame the people for voting into power a government made of parts which are not functional. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/18)

Good-for-nothings Rats & Rodents have started to Chew Again - Focus on Sri Lanka
Kanthar Balanathan DipEE (UK), GradCert (RelEng-Monash), DipBus&Adm (Finance-Massey), CEng. MIEE
Going back to pre-independence and post-independence, we all know that Tamils have been oppressing the lower caste Tamils and kept them under their arms to carry out mean & unkind work and obey them. Ponnambalam Ramanathan and Arunachalam advocated removing voting rights for the low caste Tamils (LCT). This boils down to disfranchising N&E Tamils. They advocated that the LCT should not engage in Politics and no education. This is the most malicious, vindictive, and felonious act by the Vellalars of SL. To add the Dutch when they invaded SL,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/18)

BEHIND THE MEDIA
ALI SUKHANVER
The role of media in shifting knowledge and spreading awareness from one end of the world to the other end is no doubt very important but at the same time media has an ability of concealing facts and figures too. Media has another ability too; the ability of deforming the facts and realities. This ability is altogether different from that of concealing facts and figures but unfortunately today’s media is enjoying this ability at its full. Everyone knows that today wars are not fought in battle-fields; today’s battle-fields have been shifted to the television screens, pages of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/18)

නීති විරෝධි කේබල් නාලිකා වලට එරෙහිව ක්‍රියාමාර්ග නොගෙන නව කේබල් රූපවාහිනී සේවාවන් සදහා බලපත්‍ර නිකුත් කිරිම ගැන විරෝධය දැක්විම. 
චතුරංග ද අල්විස් සභාපති වෙබ් මාධ්‍යවේදීන් ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරය
2018 ජුලි 19 වන දින පි.ආර්.එස්.පි ජයතිලක අධ්‍යක්ෂක ජනරාල් ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා විදුලි සංදේශන හා නියාමන කොමිෂන් සභාව, 276, ඇල්විටිගල මාවත, කොළඹ 08. 07. 19 මහත්මයාණෙනි, නීති විරෝධි කේබල් නාලිකා වලට එරෙහිව ක්‍රියාමාර්ග නොගෙන නව කේබල් රූපවාහිනී සේවාවන් සදහා බලපත්‍ර නිකුත් කිරිම ගැන විරෝධය දැක්විම. ජාතික ආරක්ෂාවට තර්ජනයක් වන නීති විරෝධි කේබල් රූපවාහිනී සේවාවන් ගැන වහාම පරීක්ෂණ අරඹනු! මැයෙන් 2018. 06. 13 දින ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා විදුලි සංදේශන හා නියාමන කොමිෂන් සභාවේ සභාපතිවරයාට අප විසින් ලිඛිත ඉල්ලිමක් භාර දෙනු ලැබීය. එම ලිපිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් හිටපු ජනාධිපති ලේකම්,කොමිසමේ සභාපති... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/18)

The Treacherous New Constitution Which Is A Federal Constitution Or Eelam Should Be Stopped Immediately Before It Is Too Late and This Island Gets Divided Into Pieces. We Do Not Want  a New Constitution At All. The One We Have Is More Than Sufficient
Sri Lanka Solidarity Movement
It is with great pain that we say that we completely disagree with this treacherous government regarding their stance with regard to extremely important, grave and critical issues facing Sri Lanka, mostly this treacherous government trying to bring on a treacherous new constitution which is nothing but a federal constitution or an Eelam, which the vast majority of Sri Lankan people, and almost all Sinhala people, especially almost all Sinhala Buddhists, do not want. Perhaps these NGO types, neo-colonialists, this treacherous government etc. do not understand or even feel, but we Sinhala Buddhists know that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/18)

ඇවන්ගාඩ් ව්‍යාපාරය බිහි කරන ලද මේජර් නිශ්ශංක සේනාධිපති
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
අපගේ සමාජය සෑමකල්හිම ධනපතියන්ට වෛර කල සමාජයකි. මහන්සියෙන් ව්‍යාපාර කොට මුදල් උපයා තවත් සිය ගනනකට රැකියා ලබා දුන් පුද්ගලයා ලාංකික ප්‍රමිතීන්ට අනුව සූරාකන්නෙකි. අපගේ සමාජය සෑම විටම වන්දනා කලේ  ධනයක් උත්පාදනය නොකරන,  කර්මාන්ත කෙරෙහි අලස , ව්‍යාපාර කෙරෙහි අගතියෙන් බැලූ සමාජයට එලදායී දෙයක් ලබා නොදුන් එහෙත්  විවේචනයේ  දක්‍ෂ හිස් මිනිසුන්ටය​.     කොලඹ වරායේ වැඩවර්ජන සංවිධානය කොට කොලඹ වරායට ඒමට නියමිතව තිබූ බිස්නස් සිංගප්පූරු වරායට ලබා දුන් එන් .එම් පෙරේරා අපගේ සමාජයට ජාතික වීරයෙකි. කිසිවෙකුට රැකියාවක් නොදුන් ජීවිත  බොහෝ ගනනක් නාය යාමට යොමු කල රෝහණ විජේවීර වන්දනීය නායකයෙකි.    ආසියාවේ සිටි දක්‍ෂතම ව්‍යාපාරිකයෙකු වූ උපාලි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/18)

Dayasiri warns of constitutional coup to oust President
By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island
Former Minister and UPFA MP Dayasiri Jayasekera yesterday informed parliament that a plot was being hatched to remove the President through constitutional amendments. Jayasekera said so when heated arguments ensued in parliament over the discussion paper of the Constitutional Amendments prepared by the Expert Panel. Dayasiri Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said that he would discuss with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is also the Steering Committee Chairman, the issues that had cropped up on the expert panel report. The Steering Committee, when it met on Wednesday, rejected the discussion paper prepared by the Expert Panel on the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/18)

Power and corruption
Editorial Courtesy The Island
July 19, 2018, 10:34 pm President Maithripala Sirisena never misses an opportunity to wax eloquent on what he considers his government’s achievements. Speaking at the inauguration of the Open Government Partnership Global Summit 2018 in Georgia the other day, he declared that his administration had adopted some important measures to sever the link between power and corruption. On reading what is reported of his speech, many a discerning reader must have said, ‘My foot!’ The Sirisena-Wickremesinghe rule began with a mega scam at the Central Bank (CB) in 2015. A Singaporean, brought in to head the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/18)

British wartime dispatches not considered in preparation of UK human rights report Ex-SLN Chief of Staff flays govt inaction
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
The British Government this week acknowledged that wartime dispatches from its diplomatic mission in Colombo hadn’t been considered in the preparation of its Annual Human Rights Report 2017. A British High Commission Spokesperson said that the Annual Human Rights Report published on 16 July covered incidents that took place between January and December 2017. The Spokesperson called the annual report an important part of the UK’s commitment to monitoring and drawing attention to human rights abuses. Sarath The official said so when The Island asked the BHC whether the UK considered its Colombo... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/18)

IGP: We’ll investigate Deputy CM’s alleged links to LTTE
Courtesy The Star
SUBANG JAYA: Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy’s alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) will be investigated, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun. The Inspector-General of Police said the matter had turned into a “case of interest”, especially after 53 police reports were lodged on the matter.   Highway patrols: Fifteen Expressway Mobile Patrol Vehicles from Plus Malaysia Berhad being handed over to the police. The vehicles will help bolster the effectiveness of the force. “We are currently investigating ... The investigation was initially handled by the Penang... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/18)

Groggy Govt. & its fallout A Government as groggy as this will not be able to leave a future for the people
By Kusal Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Good Governance the joke of this generation Glyphosate issue is more of a Sinhala Nationalist demand than an actual environmental and health issue Govt. contradicts and exhibits its inability to reach consensus in making decisions Some smart guy who first stuck the label “Good Governance” on this unpalatable coalition perhaps guessed it could be the joke of this generation. Or perhaps thought once the Rajapaksa regime was replaced by this motley group of politicians, anything was “Good Governance”. Whatever way the “Good Governance” label came to be stuck on it, three years plus six... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/18)

Row over death Capital Punishment
By M.S.M. Ayub Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Human Rights organizations and some foreign countries, including the EU, are not in favour The general public in the country seems to be endorsing it Is the President admitting his Government’s failure in Prison Administration? How States resort to extra-judicial killings while keeping a moratorium on Death Penalty Why the opposition to capital punishment by politicians is nothing but the best manifestation of hypocrisy When Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra brought an adjournment motion in Parliament for the implementation of Capital Punishment  in October 2015, the then Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe had to give an... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/18)

නිවුයෝක් ටයිම්ස් විවාදයේ විමල්ගේ කතාවෙන් රතු අලි පැටියාගේ යට ඇඳුම ගැලවෙයි..[Video]
අනුරුද්ධ බණ්ඩාර රණවාරණ lanka C news
ඇමෙරිකානු රාජ්‍ය දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව ලබාදුන් ඩොලර් මිලියන 585න් කොටසක් ලබාගෙන 2015 ජනවාරි 08 වැනිදා ඔවුන්ට අවශ්‍ය බල පෙරළිය සිදු කිරීමට කැප වූ අනුර දිසානායක වැන්නන් ‘අද මේ රටේ ස්වෛරීභාවයේ මිල කීයද?’ කියා ඇසීම විහිළුවක් බව ජානිපෙ නායක විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා සදහන් කරයි. අද (19) පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ පැවැති ‘නිව්යෝර්ක් ටයිම්ස්’ පුවත පිළිබඳ විවාදයට එක් වෙමින් ඒ මහතා මෙසේ පැවසීය. https://youtu.be/zKFsonFewzs රාජපක්‍ෂලා චීනයෙන් චෙක්පත් ගෙන ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ස්වෛරීභාවය නැති කළ බවට අද චෝදනා නඟන ජවිපෙ මහ රතු අලි පැටියා ඇමෙරිකානු රාජ්‍ය දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවෙන් ලබා දුන් ඩොලර් මිලියන 585න් කොටසක් ගෙන ඇමෙරිකාවට අවශ්‍ය බල පෙරළියට 2015 දී කඬේ ගිය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/18)

හොර අත්සන් ගහයි.. අගමැති, කතානායක, විපක්‍ෂනායක එක් වී ජනාධිපති ධුරයෙන් පන්නන සැලැස්මක්..
 lanka C news
නව ආණ්ඩුක‍්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා කෙටුම්පතට අත්සන් තබා ඇත්තේ එය සකස් කල කමිටුවේ දස දෙනාගෙන් හය දෙනෙකු පමණක් යයි පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී දයාසිරි ජයසේකර මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී කියා සිටියේය. යෝජිත ව්‍යවස්ථාව අනුව පලමු වතාවට අගමැති, කථානායක හා විපක්ෂනායකට ජනාධිපතිවරයා ධුරයෙන් නෙරපා දැමීමට හැකි බවත් ඔහු පෙන්වා දුන්නේය. අදාල කෙටුම්පතට අත්සන් කර ඇති එක් පුද්ගලයෙකු මාස 06 ක කාලයක සිට මෙරට නොසිටි බවත් ඔහුගේ අත්සනද ඊට යොදා ඇති බවත් මහින්දානන්ද අලුත්ගමගේ මහතා පැවසීය https://youtu.be/HnWaMZ3lQyY... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/18)

Expert panel’s proposed Constitutional Amendments come under fire
METHMALIE DISSANAYAKE Courtesy Ceylon Today
Heated words were exchanged in the Parliament over the discussion paper of the Constitutional Amendments prepared by the Expert Panel. United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara noted that the expert panel had been divided on its report and that four out of its 10 members had not signed it. “It is said that only MPs Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne, M.A. Sumanthiran and Suren Fernando had been involved in the drafting of the Constitutional Amendments. How can this happen when there are several members in the committee. For the first time, a Provision has been... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/18)

EU, Canada, Norway expresses concerns over possible implementation of death penalty in Sri Lanka
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, July 16 (newsin.asia) – The European Union, Canada and Norway, on Monday expressed concerns over the Sri Lankan government’s intention to resume implementing the death penalty after more than 40 years, a statement from the EU mission in Colombo said. “The Delegation of the European Union, the missions of the EU Member States in Sri Lanka as well as the diplomatic missions of the governments of Canada and Norway in Sri Lanka have written to President Maithripala Sirisena to verify the worrying information in the public domain about the intention of the Sri Lankan government to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/18)

Sri Lankan Tamil parties pull in different directions
By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, July 18: Sri Lanka’s Tamil leaders are pulling in different directions on crucial issues of common concern to the Tamils of the island. The Chief Minister of the Tamil majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, is stubbornly adhering to his position that a political solution of the Tamil question should precede economic development. Giving priority to economic development schemes while going slow on the search for a political solution is like putting the cart before the horse, he says. ( R.Sampanthan and Mano Ganeshan)  Wigneswaran recently wrote to President Maithripala Sirisena saying that he... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/18)

India gives Lanka US$ 1.8 million for building toilets in Batticaloa district
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, July 19 (newsin.asia): India and Sri Lanka signed on Wednesday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a sanitation sector project under which 3400 toilets would be constructed in Batticaloa district in Eastern Sri Lanka with a grant of LKR 300 million (US$ 1.8 million) from the government of India. The MoU was signed by Taranjit Singh Sandhu, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka and Mrs. Renuka Ekanayake, Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economy, in the presence of M.S.S. Ameer Ali, Deputy Minister of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economy,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/18)

Sri Lankan Skipper And Coaching Staff Victimized By ICC
top spin By Suni
July 19th 2018 It has to be re-iterated questionably -Is the ICC overplaying their hand over the Dinesh Chandimal issue? Along with  administrators Hathurusingha and Gurusinha,  he has been charged with a level 3 offence which the ICC and its cohorts have been notorious for doing quite regularly in recent times as they appear trigger happy and jumpy on related issues ever since Australia's cricketers were found guilty of ball tampering. Could they be looking for more apparently susceptible victims to justify their actions and could they have picked the wrong target this time... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/18)

Reconciliation Vs Peace
N.A de S. Amaratunga 
Title of this letter suggests reconciliation and peace are not complementary to each other but are antagonistic. Usually in most post conflict situations it is not the case and reconciliation paves the way for peace and vise versa. In Sri Lanka, however, when one looks at the process of reconciliation one wonders whether it could bring peace or perpetuate conflict and hatred. One wonders how a process that appears to be a malicious witch hunt that is designed to apply tremendous pressure on the government and the majority community could result in peace. This process... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/18)

Names from outside Rajapaksa family considered for Presidential Candidate - Basil
By Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror     
Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about the presidential election, the status of the economy and the government’s tax policy. I have stopped talking about Presidential Elections It is up to the former President to decide I don’t think he will take a hasty decision All sectors of the economy in ruins Will not comment on donation to Pushpa Rajapaksa Foundation due to legal reasons Q There are a lot of talks about the Presidential Election. There are differences of opinion on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/18)

Death penalty: It should be the last option… says Archbishop of Colombo
Courtesy The Island
July 18, 2018, 11:02 pm Amidst continuing controversy over the proposed implementation of capital punishment to curb the narcotic trade, the Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has said that the resumption of judicial execution should be the last option, if at all. The Sri Lankan Church Leader said that the Holy Father Pope Francis has not accepted the death penalty which is also his own position invariably. The following is the full text of the statement: Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith Archbishop of Colombo CLARIFICATION My attention has been drawn to reports and comments appearing in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/18)

Will Capital punishment go down the drain?
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The government’s decision to implement Death Penalty on drug related offenders has opened a can of worms, with human rights campaigners here and abroad demanding the withdrawal of the decision. The European Union (EU) had on Monday officially communicated its opposition to the move. The main reason for the opposition is the inability of reversing the punishment if it is found later that it had been implemented on a wrong person. The decision had been prompted by a number of seizures of drugs by various law enforcement arms in the country within a short period... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/18)

‘No’ to death penalty 
Prof. Ven. MedagodaAbayathissa Thera said that he was opposed to resuming death penalty. 
“We are taught in the Buddhism not kill the person, but kill the fault. In that viewpoint, we are against this move. There is a lot to be done before bringing the death penalty,”Abayathissa Thera said. “It’s necessary to find out the root causes for the existence of drugs and how they enter the country,” the monk added.   Abayathissa Thera said that the death penalty is carried out by failed states and added Sri Lanka had also fallen into that category. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/18)

SL risks losing GSP+ if death penalty implemented
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
EU ambassadors warned Sri Lanka on Monday against ending its 42-year moratorium on capital punishment and said the island risked losing trade concessions if it went ahead, the Daily Mail reported on Monday quoting the AFP. "The diplomatic missions have requested the President to maintain the moratorium on the implementation of the death penalty and to uphold Sri Lanka's tradition of opposition to capital punishment," the EU ambassadors said in a joint statement. Diplomats said they expected Sirisena to roll back the decision, but should the island go ahead it would loose preferential access for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/18)

Joint Opposition accuses Wildlife Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka of harbouring underworld figures
Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Joint Opposition today accused Wildlife Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka of harbouring underworld figures. Addressing a news briefing, MP Padma Udhayashantha Gunasekera said two persons named Aruna Attanayake alias Police and Gihan Sandaruwan, who had links with the underworld, were seen at functions attended by Minister Fonseka. “Aruna Attanayake was a previous Policeman. Therefore, he is known as the Police now. Gihan Sandaruwan had been previously arrested with Kerala ganja. Who influenced his release?” he asked. The MP said he raised the issue in Parliament on Tuesday and asked about the Lankadeepa news... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/18)

SF rejects media report over underworld connexion
Kalathma Jayawardhane Courtesy The Daily Mirror
While rejecting media reports that some underworld figures were protected by a Senior Minister, Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka today said those reports were targeted to defame and cause inconvenience to him. Minister Fonseka told a news conference that some media reports had stated that five underworld leaders, whom the Police were looking to arrest, were protecting a minister and had become the private bodyguards of the Minister. He said even though one such report had directly alleged him of this incident and published his picture; the other report had only mentioned it as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/18)

Wildlife Minister addresses accusations against him (English)
Wildlife Minister addresses accusations against him (English)
https://youtu.be/VfGxqJzwW2c... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/18)

Croatian President
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
We have seen Small country like Croatia adnanced to finals due to their perseverance and courage There is a joke about Croatia There is a new bra made by Victors secrets called Croatia It has lot of supports but NO CUP Please read details about their charismatic leader The Croatian president Madam Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic has created a storm by her beauty and selfless support of her national team. But do we know what lies beneath her beauty? Born on 29 April 1968, she is a graduate in  English and Spanish literature. She has done post-graduation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/18)

මත්තල ගුවන්තොටුපල ඉන්දියානු ආයෝජන   ජාතික අභිලාෂයන් ජයගැනීම සදහා සැලසුම් සකස් විය යුතුයි  
මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රය
මත්තල ගුවන්තොටුපල සදහා ආයෝජන ගිවිසුම් සකස් කිරීමේ දී ජාතික අභිලාශයන් පෙරදැරිව, විනිවිද භාවයකින් කටයුතු කිරීම දේශපාලනඥයින්ගේ ද, රාජ්‍ය නිලධාරීන්ගේ ද වගකීමක් බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රයේ සහ කැෆේ සංවිධානයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් පවසයි.  හම්බන්තොට වරාය සම්බන්ධයෙන් වන ගණුදෙණුවේ දී කිසිදු විනිවිද භාවයකින් තොරව කටයුතු සිදුවී ඇති අතර, එය දේශපාලනඥයින් හා නිලධාරීන්ගේ අවශ්‍යතාව මත ජාතික අභිලාෂයන් නොතකා සිදු කළ දුෂිත ගණුදෙනුවකි.  එවැනි තත්වයක් යලි ඇතිවීම වලක්වා ගැනීම නම් මත්තල ඒකාබද්ධ ආයෝජනය සම්බන්ධයෙන් වන ගිවිසුම විනිවිද භාවයක් සහිතව සිදු කළ යුතුව ඇතැයි ද නිවේදනයේ සදහන් වේ. මත්තල ගුවන්තොටුපල සදහා වැය වූ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/18)

ඇමති ඩිලාන් ඇතුළු සැකකරුවන් ගැන හොයන්න අභියාචනාධිකරණය FCID යට පවරයි
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය  මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රය
ඇමති ඩිලාන් ඇතුළු සැකකරුවන් ගැන හොයන්න අභියාචනාධිකරණය FCID යට පවරයි විදේශ සේවා නියුක්ති කාර්යංශයේ  මෑත කාලයේ සිදුව ඇති මූල්‍ය වංචා පිළිබඳ විමර්ශනය කරන ලෙස අභියාචනාධිකරණය විසින් මූල්‍ය අපරාධ විමර්ශණ කොට්ඨාශයට පැවරීම පිළිබඳව ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රය සතුට පළ කරයි. ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රය නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින්   පෙන්වා දෙන්නේ රාජ්‍ය නිළධාරීන් බිල්ලට දී දේශපාලනඥයින් අත පිහිදාගැනීමේ න්‍යාය මෙම තීන්දුව මඟින් අහෝසි කර ඇති බවයි. විදේශ සේවා නියුක්ති කාර්යාංශයේ සේවයේ නියුක්තව සිටින ප්‍රසාද් ප්‍රියදර්ශන, සුමිත්‍ර ප්‍රියදර්ශනි සහ නීලිකා සිල්වා යන පෙත්සම්කරුවන් විසින් අභියාචනාධිකරණය වෙත ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලද CA(Writ) 165/2018 යන නඩුව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/18)

Most Buddhist majority nations have capital punishment.
 Dilrook Kannangara
In Thailand death sentence is imposed on 35 crimes including murder and drug trafficking. It’s the same in Myanmar with a smaller number of offences carrying the death penalty. Although no one was actually put to death since 1988, the option is open and available as no policy restriction exists against it. Vietnam has a very effective death penalty that is regularly carried out. As a result narcotics offences, treason and corruption are under control. China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and North Korea are other Buddhist majority nations with the death penalty. South Korea has declared a presidential... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/18)

Alert regarding false Media Release -Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa
MEDIA RELEASE -Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa
 Alert regarding false Media Release It has come to our notice that a forged document purporting to be a media release issued by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been circulated in the social media yesterday, ie., the 17th July 2018. This forged media release purports to announce that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has officially selected Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to be the presidential candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna. We wish to inform the public that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has not yet named the next presidential candidate of the SLPP. This forged media release... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/18)

ව්‍යාජ මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයක් සමාජ ජාලා වල සංසරණය වීම -හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමාගේ මාධ්‍ය ලේකම්
ව්‍යාජ මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයක් සමාජ ජාලා වල සංසරණය වීම හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා නිකුත් කරන ලද මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයක් ලෙස සකස් කරන ලද කූඨ ලේඛනයක් ඊයේ, එනම් 2018 ජුලි 17 වෙනිදා කිසියම් පිරිසක් විසින් සමාජ ජාලා වලට මුදා හැර ඇති බව අපි නීරීක්‍ෂණය කළෙමු. මේ කූඨ ලේඛනයෙන් කර ඇත්තේ, හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්‍ෂයා හැටියට ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතාව නිල වශයෙන් නම් කර ඇති බව කීමය. ඊළඟ ජනාධිපතිවරණයට අපේක්‍ෂකයෙකු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමා විසින් තවම නම් කර නැති බව මෙයින් අපි දැණුම් දී සිටිමු. හිටපු ජනාධිපතිතුමා සිංගප්පූරු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/07/18)

Minister Amunugama – Promote the Alliance of Buddhist Nations while acknowledging Senaka Weeraratne who conceived the idea
On 9th July 2018 the ‘Island’ Newspaper carried a report titled “Minister Amunugama proposes alliance of Buddhist countries in the region”. Minister Sarath Amunugama declared that he would initiate the alliance while attending a seminar for heads of Pirivena in Kandy. http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=187627 While welcoming an initiative of this nature given that other international Buddhist organisations such as the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) do not provide a voice for the Buddhists worldwide but prefer to restrict itself to fellowship exclusively leaving threatened Buddhist communities and Buddhist nations without an international voice on par with say the Organisation of Islamic Co –... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 18/07/18)

Anglican church opposes hasty decision to hang
by Cyril Wimalasurendre Courtesy The Island
July 17, 2018, 11:17 pm KANDY: The Anglican Church of Ceylon has taken exception to the government’s decision to resume judicial executions of repeat drug offenders. A joint statement issued by the Bishop of Colombo Rt. Rev. Dhiloraj Canagasabey and the Bishop of Kurnegala Rt. Rev. Keerthi Fernando says, ‘The Church of Ceylon (Anglican Church) cannot, in any way, agree with the move as it has been a rushed decision without proper reflection against the backdrop of criticism and public disquiet about the spate of gang related murders and shootings in the recent days.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/07/18)

“WAR CRIMES” IN EELAM WAR IV Part 7
KAMALIKA PIERIS
In the history of wars, Sri Lanka alone stands out as the one country which is penalized for winning a secessionist war. This is one of the most bizarre outcomes of Eelam War IV, observed H.L.D Mahindapala. There has been no previous example of a   war winning army being subjected to an international inquiry. Instead of commending the armed service of Sri Lanka for it unique victory over an implacable foe, Sri Lanka’s extraordinarily brave soldiers are being virtually condemned for the act, complained analysts. Can any reader inform me whether there has been any country other... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/07/18)

එදා භීෂණයට මුල් වූ නායකයන් අද නීතිය හා සාමය ගැන කතා කරනවා
නාත්තණ්ඩිය - සමන්ප්‍රිය ජයශාන්ත හලාවත - ප්‍රසාද් පූර්ණමාල්  උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
මේ රටේ සාමය සහ ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය නැති කළ අය වර්තමානයේ ඒ ගැන කතා කිරීම විහිළුවක් යැයි හිටපු ආරක්ෂක ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ පැවැසීය. මාදම්පේ සමුපකාර රංග ශාලාවේ පැවැති 'එළිය' විද්වත් කථිකාවත 07 වැනි වැඩසටහනට සහභාගි වෙමින් ඒ මහතා මේ බව කියා සිටියේය. එහිදී හිටපු ආරක්ෂක ලේකම්වරයා මෙසේද කීය. මම පැවැත එන්නේ දේශපාලන පවුලකින්. මගේ පියා දේශපාලනය ආරම්භ කරන්නේ මම උපදින්නටත් කලින්. රාජපක්ෂවරුන් හම්බන්තොට ප්‍රදේශයට සේවය කරන්න පටන් ගන්නේ 1935 වසරේදී. ඒ මගේ ලොකු තාත්තාගෙන්. මගේ පියා වසර 20ක් රාජ්‍ය මන්ත්‍රණ සභාවේ සහ පාර්ලිමේන්තුව නියෝජනය කරනවා. ඊට පස්සේ මගේ සහෝදරවරුන් වන හිටපු ජනාධිපති,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/07/18)

The proposed "Gamperaliya" may signal the end of village tanks, and tank-based agriculture.
Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada
According to the news item that appeared in the Daily Mirror, 15-July-2018, the government plans to "hand over" the maintenance of village tanks to villagers themselves. The Prime Minster is supposed to have said: "we have decided to focus on villages. If we renovate tanks the villages will benefit from these projects. The contracts to desilt them will be given to the villagers themselves. The soil collected from desilting will be given to farmers. They can earn something from that. At the same time, the concessionary loans schemes will be launched for the rural people. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/18)

Capital Punishment
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
There is much publicity given by the press and social media about the President’s intentions to reimpose capital punishment to selective number of prisoners who were purportedly involved in drug trade.Why this discrimination ? What about phedopiles ,rapists ,murderers who have committed multiple murders? I cannot fathom why The president has to publicly announce that he will not hesitate to order to hang only drug peddlers? If government wants to hang them , HE could just sign the decree and execute them .Why should the state create a dialogue about the righteousness of the decree ?... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/18)

ජවිපෙ පාවිච්චි කරමින් සිරිසේන – වික්‍රමසිංහ    ආණ්ඩුව ව්‍යවස්ථානුකූලව රට බෙදන්න හදනවා " අද රට, ජාතිය, භයානක අනතුරකට පත්වෙලා "
ආචාර්ය ගුණදාස අමරසේකර
සිරිසේන – වික්‍රමසිංහ එකතු වී රටේ ඒකීය බව නැති කරන හැටි බොහෝ දෙනකුට නොතේරෙන බව ආචාර්ය ගුණදාස අමරසේකර පවසයි. හෙතෙම එම අදහස් පළ කළේ ‘රණවිරු දඩයම, ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධන බෝම්බය සහ 2019 ජනාධිපතිවරණය’ මැයෙන් පෙරේදා (10දා) පැවැති සම්මන්ත්‍රණයකදීය. ජාතික සංවිධාන සම්මේලනය විසින් සංවිධාන කළ මේ සම්මන්ත්‍රණයේදී ආචාර්ය අමරසේකර මහතා වැඩිදුරටත් මෙසේද පැවැසීය. අද රට, ජාතිය, භයානක අනතුරකට පත්වෙලා. මේක බොහෝ දෙනකුට තේරෙන්නෙ නැහැ. මේ රට, ජාතිය මුහුණ දුන් මේ අනතුර ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂයටවත් තේරෙන්නෙ නැහැ. විදේශිකයන් රට අල්ලා ගත්තත් භෞමික අඛණ්ඩතාව නැති වුණේ නැහැ. ඉංග්‍රීසීන් පවා අපට ‘සිංහලය’ භාර දුන්නා. ඒත් මේ ආණ්ඩුව නිසා රටේ භෞමික අඛණ්ඩතාව නැති... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/18)

ඇමති මංගල විසින් නොම්මර එකේ කුඩු ජාවාරම්කරුවන් යයි නොකියා කියන්නේ අගමැති රනිල්ටද..? ඇමති රුවන්ටද…?
අරවින්ද අතුකෝරල lanka C news
‘ඔය හිරගෙවල් වල ඉන්නෙත් දෙවැනි පෙළේ ඉන්න කුඩු බිස්නස් කාරයෝ. මේ රටේ පළවෙනි පෙලේ කුඩු බිස්නස් කාරයෝ වෙන කොහෙවත් නෙවෙයි  ඉන්නේ හොද හොද  ලයන්ස් ක්ලබ් වල, රොටරි ක්ලබ් වල, බෞද්ධ සංවිධානවල සභාපතිවරු හැටියට ප්‍රධාන උපාසක මහත්වරුන් මහත්මියන් හැටියටයි මේ අය ඉන්නේ. මම මේ දන්නා නිසයි කියන්නේ’ යනුවෙන්  මුදල් සහ ජනමාධ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය මංගල සමරවීර මහතා පසුගිය දින  මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් අමතමින්  සිදුකරන ලද  ප්‍රකාශයට එරෙහිව පිවිතුරු හෙළ උරුමය විසින්  පොලිස්පතිතුමා වෙත පැමිණිල්ලක් කොළඹ කොටුව  පොලිස් මූලස්ථානයේ දී සිදු කරන ලදී. එම අවස්ථාවේදී මාධ්‍ය වෙත අදහස් දැක්වූ පිවිතුරු හෙළ උරුමයේ නියෝජ්‍ය නායක මධුමාධව අරවින්ද මහතා සහ පක්ෂයේ ප්‍රචාරක... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/18)

EU tells Lanka it opposes death penalty “unequivocally”
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, July 16: The Delegation of the European Union, the missions of the EU Member States in Sri Lanka, as well as the diplomatic missions of the Governments of Canada and Norway in Sri Lanka, have written to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to “verify the worrying information in the public domain about the intention of the Sri Lankan government to resume implementing the death penalty after a moratorium of more than 40 years.” The diplomatic missions made it known to the President that they “strongly and unequivocally oppose capital punishment in all circumstances and in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/18)

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. stuns World Health Officials
Extracted from: Text reproduced verbatim by Dr. B. J. C. Perera, Specialist Consultant Paediatrician.
A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations affiliated World Health Assembly. Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is healthiest for children and countries should strive to limit the inaccurate or misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes. Then the United States delegation, embracing the interests of infant formula manufacturers, upended the deliberations. American officials sought to water down the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/18)

Constitution Reforms and the 13th Amendment
Prof. N.A.de S. Amaratunga 
Constitution making is serious business. Even amendments to it must be made after careful consideration and with consensus among representatives of the people and if possible in consultation with the people. This government formed of an assorted mix of political interests and opportunist groups had not collectively received a mandate to tamper with the constitution. But it has already brought in far reaching amendments and seems to be determined to bring in radical changes or an entirely new constitution which would in the opinion of experts have critical bearing on the sovereignty and territorial integrity.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/18)

Capital Punishment - the Hanging Saga
R Chandrasoma
Reason and Compassion must defeat Wrath and Vengefulness in dealing with homicidal violence in a civilized society. The hoary argument  that the crime and its punishment must match in terms of severity and the infliction of harm  - is both primitive and dated. The aim of civilized governance is to repair injury - not to seek retaliatory vengance. The State must react rationally and mercifully to the delinquency and ill-behaviour of its citizens. While it is true that society must protect itself from a villainous minority, the belief that a killer must be ceremonially hanged to 'ensure... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/18)

The New York Times Getting the wrong end of the stick
Upali Cooray
Apropos media reports of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s (MR) reply to New York Times published recently. What is common knowledge is that Mahinda Rajapaksa government (2009-2015) was not favorable to privatization of any state ventures. MR inherited the SWRD Bandaranayke socialist policies which continued with Sirimavo and Chandrika.Therefore MR is unlikely to fully privatize any state ventures. Ceylon Electricity Board, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Sri Lanka Hotels Ceylon Fisheries Corporation, Corporative Wholesale Establishment (SATHOSA) and many others are examples of nationalized ventures during SLFP regimes. President Maithripala Sirisena is also a hard core SLFPer.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/18)

Election meddling and New York Times’ selective focus on China
By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror
While much ink has already been spilled over The New York Times’ recent piece on Chinese bribes allegedly given to the Rajapaksa camp ahead of the 2015 presidential election, some interesting questions remain to be addressed. Setting aside, for now, the report’s inaccuracies (such as describing the Port City project as a ‘terminal’ in Colombo port, built by China Harbour, which held 50 acres of land over which Sri Lanka had no sovereignty, leaving officials with ‘little real control’ when a Chinese submarine called in 2014), among the questions that need to be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/18)

I was at forefront of steps taken to establish democracy in North - Gotabaya
By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy Adaderana
Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that he was at the forefront of every step taken towards establishing democracy in the North following the end of the war. Speaking during an ‘Eliya’ seminar held in Chilaw, he said that today there is a debate over the uncertainty whether democracy will be lost and a military rule established. “I am well aware of the foundation that a country should be governed with law and order. I am well aware of the fact that democracy should exist in this country.” “I was at the forefront of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/18)

Death Penalty in Sri Lanka: Who deserves to be put to death?
  This government loves to keep the people busy by regularly throwing issues to keep them busy. These are excellent methods to divert people’s attention from the real issues that questions the governments inefficiency. We’ve had a string of such public diversions – New York Times, Wijayakala and now it’s the death sentence.   When the subject of death sentence arose only people remembered to claim Sri Lanka as a majority Buddhist nation. Undoubtedly that is true, in ancient times the Kings followed the dasa raja dhamma concept – what was applicable to all was also applicable to him. The... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 16/07/18)

THE NATIONAL ANTHEM OF SRI LANKA
KAMALIKA  PIERIS
The first mention of a national anthem for Ceylon, according to Haris de Silva, former Director, National Archives, was by J R Jayewardene. JR had brought the need for a national anthem to the notice of the Ceylon National Congress   on 26th June 1941. Accordingly, says D.B.S. Jeyaraj, a lyric was composed by D.S. Moonesinghe and set to music by Devar Surya Sena. This was sung in 1943 at the Congress sessions, but the national anthem remained ‘God save the king.’ Thereafter, when Ceylon was preparing for independence, State Council decided that Ceylon needed   a new national... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/18)

IRRESPONSIBLE USE OF LANGUAGE OR INTELLECTUALIST MISREPRESENTATION?
By Rohana R. Wasala
The Midweek Review feature article under the title “Hitler Reincarnate – And Sri Lanka’s Presidential Stakes “ by Susirith Mendis (The Island/July 4, 2018) embodies the soft soothing voice of wisdom, that got drowned in the cacophonous ‘sound and fury’ raised in the wake of the Asgiriya Anunayake Ven. Wendaruwe Upali thera’s ‘Hitler’ remarks made in the course of a sermon delivered at an alms-giving conducted at the residence of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, a potential presidential candidate for 2020. This is despite Mendis’s unquestioning acceptance of the garbled English version of the monk’s words given by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/18)

THE LETTER BY 50 ACADEMICS PROTESTING AGAINST ALLEGED INTIMIDATION BY EX-MILITARY OFFICERS
DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA, Attorney-at-Law
I read with amusement an article in The Island of 12th July 2018 titled, ‘Dons condemn incendiary statements against HRCSL.’ It’s about a letter written by 50 academics condemning the conduct of a number of ex-military officers who had said that academics (or anyone else) found to have supported attempts by certain foreign countries, with the help of the Tamil Diaspora, to compromise the sovereignty of Sri Lanka should be treated as traitors, and if found guilty, hanged. Today, the sad reality in this country is that academics are doing politics, and when this is pointed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/07/18)

කරාපිටිය වෛද්‍ය පීඨයේදී හෙදියන්ට පහර දීමේ සිද්ධිය (තෙවන කොටස)
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
මෙම අර්බුධය උත්සන්න වෙමින් පවතින විටදී කරාපිටිය ශික්‍ෂණ රෝහලේ ළමා රෝග විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය මහාචාර්‍ය සුජීව අමරසේන මහතා ගේ මෝටර්  රථයට පහරදී අලාභ හාණි කරනු ලැබීය​. ඔහුට නොකඩවා මරණීය තර්ජන දුරකථන මාර්ගයෙන් එල්ල කරන ලදි. තවද වේලාහෙට්ටි නම් සිසුවෙක්  සුජීව අමරසේන මහතා ඝාතනය කිරීම සඳහා කුමන්ත්‍රණයක් දියත් කල බවත් පසුව එය අසාර්ථක වූ බවත් ගාල්ල  නගරයේ  ව්‍යාපාරිකයෙකු පවසයි.  අමරසේන මහතා පවසන පරිදි නඩුව අවසානයේදී චූදිතයන්ට වෛද්‍ය පීඨය තුලදී ගුරුවරුන් ගෙන් සමාව ගැනීමටත්, වාහනයට කළ අලාබය නිසා රුපියල් 170000 මුදලක් ගෙවීමටත් පහර කන ලද හෙදියන් සඳහා එක් හෙදියෙකුට රුපියල් 5000 බැගින් ගෙවීමට සිදු වූ බවත් පවසයි. සියළුම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/18)

On Contact: The Coming Collapse of the American Economic System with Richard Wolff
Economist Richard Wolff discusses the coming economic collapse of the United States of America.
https://youtu.be/0i1T72jfoWA... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/18)

Lajja!
Editorial Monday 16th July, 2018 Courtesy The Island
July 15, 2018, 10:50 pm Doctors have threatened to stop performing heart surgeries, at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital (KTH), owing to a defect in the airconditioning system, as we reported the other day. An intensive care unit has been seriously affected by the defective AC plant, with patients dying of infections. The critical importance of post-surgical care cannot be overemphasised. Why Dr. Namal Gamage, a respected cardiothoracic surgeon, and his team have decided to stop heart surgeries, unless the airconditioning problem is sorted out, is understandable. Patients’s lives must not be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/18)

The role of Asean’s ports in China’s Belt and Road
By Suwatchai Songwanich CEO, Bangkok Bank (China) Courtesy The Nation
China’s investments in deep-sea ports in Myanmar and Cambodia will provide critical links in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), but there are also concerns that they could give China undue economic leverage in the region. On the Bay of Bengal in Myanmar, Chinese state-owned firms have been given the green light to construct a $7.3 billion deep-water port and a $2.7 billion industrial area in a special economic zone which would be 70 per cent owned by China and 30 per cent owned by Myanmar. However, if the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/18)

Western media misread Sri Lanka’s debt issue
By Wang Se Source:Global Times
Recently, some Western media outlets have accused China of using debt trap to expand its influence to Sri Lanka and other countries along the Belt and Road route. They allege that China lures countries of strategic significance into the debt trap by giving them huge loans and then taking over infrastructural projects there after these less developed countries cannot afford to repay the debts. Indian scholar Brahma Chellaney described it as debt-trap diplomacy. But is it really the case? To begin with, China has no intention of trapping other countries with debts. In developing the Hambantota... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/18)

Sri Lanka's traditional medicines to be protected under int'l intellectual property system
Courtesy Xinhua
COLOMBO, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka has announced that it is moving its centuries-old folk medicine system for protection under the international intellectual property system, local media reported Saturday. Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishard Bathiudeen said the government was working with Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) for the last five years to introduce intellectual property support to Sri Lanka's traditional, indigenous medicine system. Sri Lanka's very own indigenous medical practice is centuries old, and co-exists with the country's Ayurveda practice. "Ayurveda practice is a long-standing tradition in Sri Lanka existing with our indigenous... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/18)

‘SINHALA TRIUMPHALISM’
KAMALIKA PIERIS
REVISED 14.7.18 The Government of Sri Lanka defeated the LTTE in Eelam war IV on 18th May 2009. There was a spontaneous outpouring of joy at the crushing defeat of the ‘invincible army’. People showed their joy island wide. The entire island erupted in jubilation.  On 22nd May an estimated 150,000 people converged on Colombo for a mass celebration. They came from all parts of the country, including remote villages. Senior citizens, toddlers and   disabled persons took part in the celebrations. President Rajapakse held a banquet for the officers of the armed forces. Journalists who had reported... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/18)

LOVE FOR DEMOCRACY
ALI SUKHANVER
Hundreds of human rights victims, activists, diplomats, journalists and student leaders are invited to attend a summit which is organized on the eve of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s main annual session every year in the month of February. This summit is known as the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. This Summit is sponsored by a coalition of 25 human rights NGOs from around the world. Usually it is a routine program of this get-together that human rights activists and former political prisoners from China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Venezuela and other... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/18)

SOME OBSERVATIONS ON “SINHALA ONLY” Part 1
KAMALIKA PIERIS
(REVISED 14.7.18) The 'Sinhala only' story began in the 1920's and 1930's, when agitation for ‘swabhasha’ emerged as an anti-imperial or anti-colonial gesture. Sinhala Mahajana Sabha was set up  in 1919 under the auspice of the of the Ceylon National Congress, with the objective of 'reaching out to the great masses of the people", . These Mahajana Sabhas conducted their proceedings in Sinhala. The rules and regulations were printed in Sinhala. In 1936, Philip Gunawardene,  then leader of the  Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) brought a resolution in State Council that proceedings in the law courts and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/18)

Weekly Roundup
By: A.AM.NIZZAM - MATARA
This is a roundup of news published in the Sinhala newspapers and Sinhala news websites this week excluding articles, interviews and messages Sunday  8th July Viyatg Maga an extension  of Mahinda Chintana (Lanka C News) LCN Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa addressing the Hatri Maga Seminar in Kolonnawa xsaid that Mahinda Chintana should e carried forward with necessary developments for the future.  He said that Viyarg Maga was created to absorb professionals and entrepreneurs for this purpose.  He also stated that when the future government will be formed under Mr. Mahindqa Rajapaksa necessary plans for implementation wil... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/18)

Professionals flay SL-Singapore FTA and suicide mission trade policy
by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island
July 14, 2018, 12:00 pm Last Thursday, the Professionals’ National Front (PNF) which brings together professionals from the medical, engineering, banking, IT, architectural, and many other spheres held a seminar to a packed audience at the Sri Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi Mandiraya in Thunmulla on the SL-Singapore Free Trade Agreement ahead of the debate in parliament on the same matter scheduled for the afternoon of July 17. The PNF is a body that took shape through agitation against the attempt by the present government to expand the free trade agreement with India to include the trade in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/18)

Pursuing Peace Rehabilitation without Reintegration
By Prof Rajiva Wijesinha Courtesy Ceylon Today
There was another area in which we did much vital work in the period before the war ended, but that too in the end fell prey to rival ministerial ambitions. This was the question of Rehabilitation of former combatants, for which we formulated a policy with the assistance of the International Labour Organization. When it became clear that plans needed to be formulated without waiting for the war to end, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe took the lead in setting up the Consultancy. But the Ministry had no staff with expertise in the field,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/18)

Vast discretionary powers granted to Chief Accounting Officers
By Lakshman I. Keerthisinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
An auditor is not bound to be a detective, or, as was said, to approach his work with suspicion or with a foregone conclusion that there is something wrong. He is a watch-dog, but not a bloodhound. – LOPES L.J. In re Kingston Cotton Mill Company (No. 2)  (1896) (Court of Appeal) Recently, the much awaited National Audit Act setting up the National Audit Service Commission was passed in Parliament with Amendments. Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) releasing a legislative brief on the National Audit Bill detailed some key Amendments to be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/18)

Rice, banana leaves and lamprais
By Dr. Tilak S Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today
The response to one of my articles titled ‘Burgher Community in Sri Lanka,’ some time, ago has been appreciated by many of my Burgher friends both abroad in Australia and in Sri Lanka. My good friend, Egerton, decided to comment on it,  in typical old school ‘Sri Lankan English’ as he put it by saying thus: “My friends join me in saying a big thank you to you for your ever interesting, highly informative, authentic, brazenly outspoken and lucidity of style of your column, which acted as a ‘prophylactic’ against an... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/18)

Regulating campaign money - the need of the hour
By Arjuna Ranawana Courtesy Ceylon Today
The reaction from Social Media to recent revelations about the sources of funding that our politicians got during the 2015 elections range from derision to anger. One of the most popular posts on this subject on Twitter is a quote from the wacky American actor and comedian, Robin Williams who said, “Politicians should wear sponsor jackets like NASCAR drivers, so we know who owns them”, translated into Sinhala this quote spread like wildfire. NASCAR is a type of car racing in America and drivers wear jackets, bearing the logos of their sponsors which... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/18)

Is Vijayakala above the law?
By Udaya P Gammanpila Courtesy Ceylon Today
UNP MP Vijayakala Maheswaran told a public rally on 2 July that the LTTE should be resurrected if the Tamil people are to get their freedom.  Although this controversial statement is two weeks-old, law enforcement officers have done nothing against her. The LTTE have committed brutal terrorist activities to set up a separate State within Sri Lanka.  Promotion of separatism is a punishable offence under Article 157A of the Constitution.  If a person is found guilty,  he/she will lose their civic rights for seven years and assets will be confiscated.  If the person... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/18)

Over 27,000 infected with dengue in Sri Lanka
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, July 13 (newsin.asia) – Over 27,000 people have been infected with dengue from January to July this year with capital Colombo reporting the highest number of infected patients, statistics from the Epidemiology Unit showed here Friday. So far in July, 1309 patients have been diagnosed with dengue from across the island while 5114 patients were reported last month. Some of the other worst affected districts were the Central Hills of Kandy and Ratnapura, in the south central part of the island country. The National Dengue Control Unit, on Thursday warned there was an increase... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/07/18)

15 Chinese scholarships for Lankans to study oceanography and climatology under Belt and Road Initiative
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, July 13 (Xinhua):  Fifteen Sri Lankan university students have been awarded scholarships by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to pursue higher studies on climatology and oceanography under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to strengthen educational ties between China and Sri Lanka. The scholarships were handed over on Wednesday under the “Belt and Road” Master Fellowship Program. The program is run by the China-Sri Lanka Joint Center for Education and Research (CSL-CER), which is based in the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology of the CAS. Out of the 15... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/07/18)

When All India Radio banned film music from its broadcasts
By Radhika Iyengar/Livemint Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
New Delhi, July 14: It was in 1952 that the Minister of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) of newly independent India, B.V. Keskar, decided that All India Radio (AIR)—the information and entertainment lifeline of the nation—would not air film songs as they were degenerate and far too “Westernized”. He believed they would hinder the cultural growth of a young nation on the cusp of a bright future. Instead, he proposed, the country could lend its ears to highbrow classical music. In an article in The Hindu (19 July 1953), Keskar argued that the country’s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/07/18)

India's attempts to control world's emptiest airport in Sri Lanka hit after rounds of negotiations end in stalemate
Chathuri Dissanayake Courtesy The First Post
Colombo: Questions are now being raised in Sri Lanka over the seriousness of India's intent to set up a joint venture for Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambantota, which has the dubious distinction of not having any scheduled flights. Almost one-and-a-half years after India submitted a proposal for gaining control over the airport, talks between the two countries have stalled after repeated rounds of negotiations ended in a stalemate. India had submitted an unsolicited investment proposal to Sri Lanka’s ministry of civil aviation after the latter closed the call for expressions of interest for a business venture... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/07/18)

Minimum support price(MSP) increase could hit non-basmati rice exports in India
Written by Harish Damodaran | New Delhi |Courtesy The Indian Express
Updated: July 15, 2018 3:40:08 am The government’s decision to raise the minimum support price (MSP) of common paddy from Rs 1,550 to Rs 1,750 per quintal this crop season may benefit farmers ahead of elections, but could impact the country’s export of non-basmati rice. The MSP increase will totally erode India’s price competitiveness,” said an official from a major agri-commodity exporting firm. (Express Archive) The government’s decision to raise the minimum support price (MSP) of common paddy from Rs 1,550 to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/07/18)

Fake passport racket helping Sri Lankans fly abroad as Indians busted in TN
Courtesy The Asian Age
Two Sri Lankans, including a 38-year-old woman, suspected to be part of the racket, have been arrested, police said Chennai: Police have busted a fake passport racket in Tamil Nadu, which helped Sri Lankan nationals fly abroad from the city as Indian citizens. Two Sri Lankans, including a 38-year-old woman, suspected to be part of the racket, have been arrested, police said. Earlier, the crime branch wing had arrested 11 people, including a travel agent, for allegedly preparing fake passports by collecting amounts of up to Rs 10 lakh from Sri Lankan nationals. Police said investigations... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/07/18)

Veteran female singer K Rani passes away
Amrutha Vasireddy Samayam Telugu | Jul 14, 2018, 01.12 PM IST
HYDERABAD: Veteran female singer K Rani, who is famous for her song ‘Anthaa Braanthi Yena’ for Devasau movie, passed away on Friday night at her daughter’s residence in Kalyan Nagar, Hyderabad, at 75. K Rani, the most popular singer in the olden times, has sung more than 500 songs in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Sinhala and Uzbek. She started her singing journey when she was eight years old. She also sang the national anthem of Sri Lanka. Rani's initial films in 1951 were Roopavathi (Telugu) and Mohana... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/07/18)

Prime Minister taking advantage of President’s lack of knowledge of English is selling Sri Lanka behind the President’s back.
By Charles.S.Perera
On the 3 July, 2018 the Prime Miniter speaking in the Parliament on  the statement made by  State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran on the necessity to revive terrorism, said  that there is no need for a revival of terrorism and that he would take action against the Minister after listening to why she made that statement. That was a reasonable statement but what followed after made light of that most serious statement with perhaps dire consequences, and certainly uncalled from a  Prime Minister to be made in the well of the Parliament . In his usual circus clown... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/18)

KASHMIR-A BLIND ALLEY OF DESIRES
ALI SUKHANVER           
Yes ----they push us into a blind alley with no way out when our desires and wishes are not supported by logic and wisdom. Most of us are misguided when we are ruled and governed by the gods of our wishes and desires. Same thing is happening there in the paradise like valley of Indian Occupied Kashmir. There is no concept of a normal life in that valley; every day is a day of bloodshed; every night full of incidents of rape and molestation. You would find countless mothers waiting for their disappeared sons and daughters waiting... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/18)

IT professionals: Are we going to surrender our country in the name of free trade?
Lasantha Wickramasinghe 
SriLanka and Singapore signed FTA in Jan 2018 The Association of Information Technology Professionals of Sri Lanka has flayed the government over Free Trade Agreement with Singapore and planned economic agreement with India. The following is the full text of the statement issued by  Lasantha Wickramasinghe, secretary of the association: Recently, President Maithripala Sirisena promised that his government would safeguard the local industrialists. On several occasions, he has mentioned that the government does not want to go for trade agreements that are deleterious to the country’s economy. However, on the 23rd of January 2018, the president was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/18)

Book launch: Deliberations on Sinhala Grammar -වියරණ විවරණ
Janaka Perera
‘Viyarana Vivarana’ වියරණ විවරණ a book covering some debates that took place from the 1920s to the 1930s on Sinhala Grammar will be launched at the National Archives Auditorium, 14, Nidahas Mawatha, Colombo 14 on July 18, 2018 at 2.30 p.m. The manuscript of the book, which the late Pracheena Pandith Bemthota Enulasiri Dharmawardhana authored and published by Sarasavi Publishers, last year, was prepared for publication by Dr. Nande Dharmawardena. Pandith Enulasiri Dharmawardhana was nourished in the literary traditions set by the well-known centers of learning that prevailed in the Buddhist temples of the south. The author... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/18)

Some members of civil society heroin dealers – Finance Minister
by Shyam Nuwan Ganewatte  Courtesy The Island
Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samarawweera yesterday alleged the major heroin dealers were key members of the civil society. Addressing the media at his ministry, Samaraweera claimed that the narcotics menace couldn’t be eradicated by executing those already behind bars after being found guilty by courts as major dealers were among civil society organisations. The minister identified members of three organisations including two international groups as heroin dealers. Samaraweera said that those drug kingpins held key positions in those organisations. Reiterating his strong opposition to President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to resume judicial... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/18)

A Perpetual Problem
Editorial Courtesy The Island
A revelation that Perpetual Treasuries (Pvt.) Ltd. (PTL) sponsored an event conducted by the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has made the legal fraternity squirm. We reported yesterday that the PTL was among the companies which sponsored the three-day Law Asia 2016 Golden Jubilee Conference in August, 2016. The second bond scam had been committed by that time and the PTL was already under a cloud. Besides, the media had given wide publicity to its illegal operations. The BASL, being at the forefront of a campaign to combat corruption and so forth, should have known... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/18)

කුමාර වෙල්ගම මහා පාවාදීමක.. ගෝටාට විරුද්ද හේතුව මෙන්න..
 lanka C news
එක්බද්ද විපක්‍ෂය නියෝජනය කරන පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී කුමාර වෙල්ගම මහතා ආණ්ඩුව විසින් බ්ලැක්මේල් කර ඇති බව මවුබිම වෙනුවෙන් රණවිරුවෝ සංවිධානය පවසයි. එම සංවිධානයේ කැදවුම්කරු අජිත් ප‍්‍රසන්න මහතා පෙන්වා දෙන්නේ වෙල්ගම මහතාට ඇති නඩු කිහිපයක් පෙන්වා මෙම බ්ලැක්මේල් කිරීම සිදු කර ඇති බවත් එමගින් ඔහු හරහා ඒකාබද්ද විපක්‍ෂයේ සියළු තොරතුරු ආණ්ඩුව විසින් ලබා ගන්නා බවත්ය. https://youtu.be/blUT2g1pubY වෙල්ගම මහතා ගෝටාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා ජනධිපතිවරණවට එනවාට විරුද්ද වන්නේ පෙර හොරකම් නැවති කිරීමට නොහැකි නිසා බවද ඔහු පෙන්වා දෙයි. ලෝකයේ පලමු අගමැතිනිය වූ සිරිමාවෝ බණ්ඩාරනායක මෙන්ම, මහතීර් මොහොමඩ්, ලිකුවාන් යු ආදී නායකයින් බිම් මට්ටමේ දේශපාලනයක් සිදු නොකල බවත් එක්වරම නායකත්වයට පැමිණි බවත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/18)

Govt using Welgama to divide Joint Opposition - Ajith Prasanna
ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂය භේද කිරීමට ආණ්ඩුව වෙල්ගම යොදා ගන්නවා
https://youtu.be/blUT2g1pubY... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/18)

Mass grave with 38 skeletons discovered in Mannar
Courtesy Adaderana
A mass grave with 38 skeletons has been discovered in Sri Lanka’s former war zone, officials said today. Skeletal remains of around 38 people have been found during the ground digging to build a new construction at the old cooperative store site in the northeastern town of Mannar. Following the discovery in late March, the site was kept under the supervision of Mannar magistrate M Prabhakaran for further digging. While the judicial medical officers are carrying out investigations, the skeletal remains are being kept at the Mannar hospital. The construction site has been cordoned off, the police... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/18)

Politicians react to Vigneswaran's statement (English)
Politicians react to Vigneswaran's statement (English)
https://youtu.be/Kq9J5X_kZTQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/18)

UK and US should withdraw human rights motion against SL – Lord Naseby
By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy Adaderana
Lord Naseby from the British House of Lords calls upon the United Kingdom and United States of America to withdraw their human rights violations motion against Sri Lanka. He stated this joining in a discussion on human rights violation allegations on Sri Lanka ‘At Hyde Park’ program on Ada Derana 24x7. Lord Naseby stated that it was obvious that “there never was a policy (in Sri Lanka) to kill Tamil civilians and secondly, the numbers killed were certainly not 40,000, which is what the UN suggested. Figures there were 5000-6000.” “What was happening in Sri Lanka... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/18)

Athul Keshap US Ambassador an Economic Hit Man ? Did he sponsor the New York Times’ article ? World Bank too is a client of Economic Hit Men.
By Charles S.Perera
How ignorant we are ? Do you  really know the white man or woman  who  knocked against you some where in  Colombo ? Was he or she just a tourist, an Economic Hit Man , a C.I.A sanctioned Jackal- a killer who would not hesitate to remove a politician dangerous to USA Strategy  for the making of the Global Empire, an undercover journalist, or a spy for the American State Department ? They come in different forms incognito, as a tourist, a Journalist, a highly paid specialist, or  professional from an American Multi Million Company. One... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/18)

Sri Lanka’s Presidential Elections: Western Province/Colombo District – Voters & Demographic Influence
A crucial election is forthcoming. Since 1948 Sri Lanka has been a vibrant democracy evidenced by the stream of elections held. We’ve had 1 referendum, 5 local government elections since 2002, 7 provincial council elections since 1999, 16 General Elections since 1947 & 7 Presidential Elections since 1982. Numbers play an important game in deciding the strategies & political campaigning. Here are some factors that many readers may like to look through & form their own observations & opinions.   Western Province comprises 3 districts (Colombo, Gampaha & Kalutara)   Electoral Polling Divisions = 15 Divisional Secretariats = 13... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 13/07/18)

ජන්ද අයිතිය ලබා දෙනු - හොර ව්‍යවස්ථා අකුළා ගනු - සම්මන්ත්‍රණය
ජන්ද අයිතිය ලබා දෙනු - හොර ව්‍යවස්ථා අකුළා ගනු - සම්මන්ත්‍රණය
... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/07/18)

ඉන්ධන මිල හැසිරවීම තුළින් ජනතාව සූරාකෑම
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ හිටපු ජනාධිපති
සති අටක කාලයක් ඇතුළත දෙවෙනි වරටත් ඉන්ධන මිලේ වැඩි වීමක් අපි අත්දකින පළමු අවස්ථාව මෙය විය හැක. අද පෙට්‍රල් ලීටරයක මිල රු.145ක් වන අතර ඩීසල් ලීටරයක මිල රු. 118 ක් වේ. බොරතෙල් බැරලයක අද දවසේ ලෝක මිල ඇමරිකානු ඩොලර් 74 ක් පමණ වේ. මීට අවුරුදු 10 කට පෙර 2008 දී, අද පවතින මිලට වඩා ‍බෙහෙවින්ම ඉහල මිලක් වූ ඇමරිකානු ඩොලර් 97 කට බොරතෙල් බැරලයක් මිලදී ගන්නා අවස්ථාවේදී පෙට්‍රල් ලීටරයක දේශීය මිල රුපියල් 120 ක් වූ අතර ඩීසල් රුපියල් 70ක් විය. අපේ ආණ්ඩුව රට පාලනය කළ අවුරුදු 09 ඇතුළත ලෝක බොරතෙල් මිල හැමදාම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/18)

Fleecing the public through fuel price manipulation
Mahinda Rajapaksa Former President of Sri Lanka
Fuel prices have been increased yet again within a period of about eight weeks – a situation we have never experienced earlier. Now the price of petrol is Rs. 145 and diesel Rs. 118 while today’s price of crude oil in the world market is around USD 74 per barrel. In 2008, when Sri Lanka was buying crude oil at the much higher rate of USD 97 a barrel, petrol was sold at Rs. 120 and diesel at Rs 70. During the nine years in which we ruled the country, world crude oil... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/18)

කැලෑහඳ, දෝන කමලාවතී තුළින් මතුවන සිංහල දෙමළ නොරිස්සුම
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම්.ජයතුංග
“වර්ගවාදීන් නොවූ ඇතැම් සිංහල නවතකාකරුවන්ගේ ප්‍රසිද්ධ නවකතාවලින් දුවිඩ මිනිසුන් කෙරෙහි සිංහල මිනිසුන් තුළ තිබූ නුරුස්සනාභාවය ප්‍රකට වී ඇත. නමුත් ඒවා වැඩි සැලකිල්ලට යොමු වී නැත. ඩබ්ලියු. ඒ සිල්වාගේ “කැලෑහඳ” හා ගුණදාස ලියනගේ ලියූ “දෝන කමලාවතී” නවකතාවලින් මෙසේ සිංහල මිනිසුන්ගේ සාමූහික අවිඥානය නිරූපණය වී ඇති ආකාරය විචාරකයින්ගේ අවධානයට යොමු නොවූයේ එය එදවස ඒ හැටි අපූරුවක් නොවූ නිසාද? ජනවාර්ගික ගැටුම තුළ සිංහල හා ද්‍රවිඩ ජාතීන් තුල පවත්නා සාමූහික අවිඥානයේ බලපෑම අධ්‍යනය කොට ඇත්තේ අඩුවෙන් බව පෙනේ. මෙම ජාතීන් දෙක අතර අවිඥානිකව පවත්නා සතුරු බව හා ගුටුම්කාරී බව ඇතැම් විට වර්තෙමාන ජනවාර්ගික අර්බුධයට තලුලුවක් වන්නට ඇත. එම නිසා ගැටුම් නිරාකරණයේදී සහ ජාතීන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/18)

Sri Lanka is in need of friends
N.A de S. Amaratunga 
Sri Lanka is badly in need of a friend. There are big powerful countries, some nearby and others far away, who say they are our friends, but going by what they are doing to us,  if they are our friends we don't need enemies. We  know that these countries have their geopolitical imperatives and that we must not rub them on the wrong side. We don't need to make enemies unwittingly. Yet in this time and age a country needs independence and sovereignty. Colonialism is dead and gone and imperialism is being fought against in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/18)

Chinese company says contribution to Pushpa Rajapaksa Foundation was part of Corporate Social Responsibility
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, July 12 (newsin.asia): The  Colombo International Container Terminals Limited (CICT), which is a joint venture of the China Merchants Port Holdings Company (CMPort) and the Sri Lanka Pots Authority (SLPA), has  said that the payment of Rs.19,410,000/-to the Pushpa Rajapaksa Foundation was a donation  for the construction of houses for the under-privileged as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The Pushpa Rajapaksa Foundation is in the name of the wife of Basil Rajapaksa, former Economic Development Minister and brother of former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Denying that the payment was bribe to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/18)

“Be a Hitler” comment – Blown out of proportion
N.A. de S. Amaratunga
Venerable Vendaruwe Upali Thera the Anunayaka of the Asgiriya Maha Viharaya had  at Gotabaya Rajapakse's birthday ceremony commented that if some of Gota's detractors call him a Hitler, so be it as the country needs a strong leader if it is to come out of the rut it has been dragged into and at the same time be a “dhami nayakayek” - a righteous leader. Obviously the Venerable Monk was not asking Gota to kill millions if necessary to develop this country. Also the Anunayaka's comment is not a sign of a deeper plot to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/18)

“CHINA ONE - ROAD ONE- BELT SILK ROUTE - SUB INITIAVE IN THE ISC REGION”
Sarath Wijesinghe - former Ambassador to UAE and Israel
“A FUTURE HUB FOR TRADEAND LOGISTICS IN THE INDIAN SUB CONTINENT” It is now certain cemented and unstoppable that Sri Lanka “Port City” is the future Hub of business activities and foundation of the success of new Sri Lanka in the new world and business order in par with world giants exploiting the geographical situation and historical/traditional links with China and other business leaders. Sri Lanka has many advantages over other counterparts of landfilling projects in the world with ideal strategic and geographical situation in the Indian ocean with full... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/18)

Kumar David's Gota-phobia
N.A.de S. Amaratunga
Kumar David (KD) in a virulent mood says Gotabaya Rajapakse must be defeated, has to be defeated and can be defeated (Sunday Island, 10.06.2018).  Title of his article is “Stop Gotabaya-Rex” which is perhaps to suggest that Gotabaya Rajapakse in his activities resemble the dinosaur named “Tyrannosaurus-Rex” or T-Rex for short who is a predatory flesh eating killer! The word Rex in T-Rex means king for the latter was a king among dinosaurs. However KD who wants to defeat Gota may not have meant to be complementary and he must have meant that Gota would not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/18)

Fallacious assumption of symmetry in the resolution of the  so-called National Problem
R Chandrasoma
It is a widespread belief entrenched both among political leaders and civil analysts that that the insurrectionist instincts in the North are matched by equally obnoxious attitudes of racial exclusiveness in the South. Indeed, it is openly stated by the Southern Political Leadership - that includes such luminaries as Ranil Wickramasinghe and Chandrika Kumaranatunga - that violence and confrontational politics in the North will not abate until and unless the Sinhala Majority abandon their claim to autochthonal status - that they have rights and privileges in virtue of the historical fact they not only the original inhabitants... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/18)

රු. 16-18 ට දෙන බවට ගිවිසුම් අත්සන් කළ කෙරවලපිටිය වෙස්ට් කෝස් විදුලි ඒකකයට රු. 29.85 ක සාමාන්‍ය ගෙවීමක් කරලා. විදුලිබල මණ්ලයට සිදුවූ පාඩුව රු.බිලියන 18 ඉක්මවයි.
මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය CaFFE
2018 ජූලි 12 රු. 16-18 ට දෙන බවට ගිවිසුම් අත්සන් කළ කෙරවලපිටිය වෙස්ට් කෝස් විදුලි ඒකකයට රු. 29.85 ක සාමාන්‍ය ගෙවීමක් කරලා. විදුලිබල මණ්ලයට සිදුවූ පාඩුව රු.බිලියන 18 ඉක්මවයි. කෙරවලපිටිය වෙස්ට් කෝස් ඩීසල් විදුලි බලාගාරයේ විදුලි ඒකකයක් සදහා ගෙවිය යුතු මිල යාවත් කාලීන නොකිරීම නිසා ගෙවී ගිය වසර 8 තුල රු. බිලියන 18 කට වැඩි මුදලක් ලංකා විදුලි බල මණ්ඩලයට පාඩු වී ඇතැයි ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍ර‍ය නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් පවසයි. කෙරවලපිටිය විදුලි බලගාරයේ ගනුදෙනුව ආරම්භයේ සිටම දුෂිත ගණුදෙනුවක් වන අතර, ඒ සදහා වැය වන මුදල ඇමරිකානු ඩොලර් මිලියන 225 ක් ලෙස සදහන් කොට අදාළ ටෙන්ඩරය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/18)

Joint opposition will become Joint Podujana Peramuna in the future
ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂය ඉදිරියේදී ඒකාබද්ධ පොදුජන පෙරමුණ වෙනවා
https://youtu.be/WCYUi2E9PIg... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/07/18)

THE CONTRADICTING ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY ACTIVISTS IN SRI LANKA
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
Civil society is generally considered as an instrument that works as unions of civilians, which organized for the benefits of civilians in a country.  The meaning of civil is similar to the definition of the word “civil” in law, for example, the law is basically divided into civil law and criminal law. The meaning of civil also applies to the word of civil in the term of civil society. Civil society defines in Wikipedia as” the aggregate of non-governmental organizations that manifest interest and will of civilians”. The civil society organization in Australia defines that "civil... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/18)

The Macabre Irony of Tamil Politics
Palitha M Senanayake 
The dust has still not settled on the recent controversial statement made by the UNP MP Ms Viyayakala Maheshwaran on ‘rekindling the LTTE’ and the chances are that it will reverberate for some time, given the legal and political overtones associated.  To add insult to injury, the Chief Minister of the Northern Province Mr. CV Vigneshawaran has issued an official statement in defence of the beleaguered MP stating that ‘Vijayakala Maheshwaran should not be penalized for telling the truth’. In order to view of these two statements in a more objective vein, as Ms Maheshwaran has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/18)

Hemantha Warnakulasuriya PC passes away
Senaka Weeraratna 
2018-07-11 06:56:28 Presidents Counsel Hemantha Warnakulasuriya passed away this morning at the age of 74 while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo, Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce Buddhika Pathirana said. Speaking to the Daily Mirror he said Mr Warnakulasuriya's final rites would be held at the Borella cemetery on Saturday (14). Mr Warnakulasuriya also served as a Director of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) from August 1, 2016 Mr Warnakulasuriya took oaths as an attorney at law in 1972 and began his practice at the Colombo Magistrate’s courts, where he became the Secretary... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/18)

  සිංහල කොටි රෙජීමය ගැන සිංහල ජනමතය කුමක්ද?
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන් 
දෙමළ කොටි සංවිධානය ශක්තිමත් කිරීමට සහ ත්‍රස්තවාදයට අනුබල දීමට උතුරේ සහ දකුණේ රජ්‍ය නොවන සංවිධාන  මෙන්ම දේශපාලන සංවිධානයන්ද සහාය පළ කරන ලද ආකාරය පසු ගිය කාලයේදී මනා ලෙස හෙළි විය.විකල්ප මාධ්‍ය භාවිතාවේදී එම සහාය මැනවින් ලැබී තිබුණි.යුද්ධය අවසාන වීමෙන් පසු ඔවුනතරින් ඇතෙමෙක් රටින් පිටව පලා ගියහ. ඊනියා දෙමළ අයිතිවාසිකම් දෙමළ නිජ භූමිය ඇතුළු මනංකල්පිත ඉල්ලීම් සත්‍යයක් යැයි   තේරුම් ගෙන කරන ලද පාවා දීම් අනන්තය අප්‍රමාණය. ත්‍රිවිධ හමුදාව තුළ පවා මෙම පිරිස් ස්ථාන ගත වෙමින් කොටි පැරදවීමේ අවස්ථාව වරින් වර මග හැරියහ.කොටි සංවිධානය විසින් මුදලට ලබා ගන්නා ලද සිංහල ඔත්තු කරුවන්ද සිටි බව නොරහසකි. කෙසේ වෙතත් මෙම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/18)

People's power
Chandrasena Pandithage
Nowadays Sri Lankan government need 250 billion rupees for its monthly operations. These 250 billion rupees monthly flow from people's pocket to the government treasury. This is the Powerball and Its always give strength for ongoing government operations. The government and the people of Sri Lanka must understand their relationship to this Powerball clearly. These 250 billion rupees are the power of government and this money is the essence of people of Sri Lanka too. This is a circulation process and the Powerball must roll in both courts equally. But under established Sirisena government, the established circulation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/18)

65-pct of Sri Lanka state workers do not have A-Levels. “Also   the politicians who rule the country “ ??
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
ECONOMYNEXT - Less than seven percent of Sri Lanka's 1.1 million public sector workforce have university degrees in commerce, management or science related areas, while 35 percent passed their A Levels, the government census and statistics office said. The Department of Census and Statics on Tuesday released the final report on the Public and Semi-Government Sector Employment Census conducted in 2016. "One in four of public sector employees hold degrees. Of the roughly 290,000 degree holders, more than half have arts degrees, while 14 percent have obtained degrees in management or commerce related fields and 10... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/18)

Hang that move
Editorial Courtesy The Island
July 11, 2018, 10:28 pm President Maithripala Sirisena has had a sudden urge to hang drug dealers on death row. He seems unable to resist his impulses, which are legion. It was only the other day that he caused fuel price hikes to be put on hold. Then, the Cabinet implemented the price increases and he acquiesced, trotting out some excuses. He seems to think only after leaping. He announced a ban on glyphosate and asbestos and then made a volte-face. Another example of his fickle behaviour was his change of heart anent the Chinese-funded projects,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/18)

Sushma Swaraj’s gumption and India’s abiding arrogance
Malinda Seneviratne Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, addressing top diplomats posted in neighbouring countries (July 3, 2018), opined that India should not focus on competing with China on resources. That’s sensible considering resource-mismatch. She also said that India must closely watch all Chinese activities. That’s sensible too, considering India’s economic and strategic interests in the region. This (and what follows) has been reported in the Hindustani Times of July 8, 2018. She has also said, ‘India must push ahead with full vigour its own work, presumably in neighboring countries. That also makes sense... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/18)

Govt. will never find any wrong doing of former President: Cabraal
Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror
While claiming that the Government was attempting to find fault with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, former CB Governor said they would never find any wrong doing of the former President. He expressed these views at a news briefing held yesterday at the Western Province Aesthetic Resort where they launched a new organization called ‘Voice for Justice’ with the membership of former secretary to Prime Minister Sirisena Amarasekara, Dr. Nalaka Godahewa, Rohan Weliwita and several others. Addressing the media, Former CB Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said the incumbent government was attempting to create some wrong... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/18)

මාධ්‍යවේදියා කබ්රාල්ට අනින්න ඇවිත් නැව් ඩීල්, රූපවාහිනි සංඛ්‍යාත ඩීල් ගැන රෙදි ලිහාගනී..
 lanka C news
අද වනවිට මෙරටේ රාජ්‍ය නිලධාරින් විශාල සංඛ්‍යාවක් අසරණ කොට තිබෙනවා, ඒ පසුගිය රජය සමයෙහි මහන්සියෙන් කැපවීමකින් වැඩකිරීම නිසා ඔහුන් එෆ් සී අයි ඩී ය මගින් අත් අඩංගුවට ගෙන ප්‍රශ්න කිරිම් නිසායි , වසර තුනහාමාරක් තිස්සේ රාජ්‍ය නිලධාරින් අසාධාරණයට ලක්ව ඇති බවත් අපිට චෝදනා කල සමහරු කෝටි ගනනාවක් වටිනා මහජන මුදල් රූපවාහිනි නාලීකා සහ මේ ආණ්ඩුවට නැව් ගෙනනා වංචා කොට ඇතැයි චෝදනා ලැබු අය බවත්, එහෙත් අපිට මහජන මුදල් කොල්ල කෑ ඇතැයි චෝදනා නොමැති බවත් රාජ්‍ය නිලධාරින් ලෙස අපිට ඇත්තේ රාජකාරි කිරීමේදි නියමිත ක්‍රීයා පරිපාටියෙන් බැහැරව එය සිදු කොට ඇත්ද යන්න විමර්ශනය කිරීම යයි හිටපු මහා බැංකුවේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/18)

ආණ්ඩුව පිස්සන් කොටුවක් වෙලා
 මතුගම - වසන්ත කුමාර  උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
මේ රටේ මිනිසුන්ට ජීවත් වෙන්න බැරි තරමට ප්‍රශ්න ගොඩගැසුනම ආණ්ඩුව ඒවා අමතක කරන්න දවසින් දවස සතියෙන් සතිය මොනවා හරි නිර්මාණය කර ගන්නවා යැයි කළුතර දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි විදුර වික්‍රමනායක මහතා කීවේය. හොරණ පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් අමතා විදුර වික්‍රමනායක මහතා මෙසේද කීවේය. රටේ ආර්ථිකයට මොනවා වෙලාද? සමාජයේ මතුව තිබෙන ප්‍රශ්න මොනවාද? මිනිස්සු ජීවත් වෙන්න මොනතරම් උත්සාහ කරනවාද? සති දෙක තුනකට කලින් සිංහරාජයේ අලි පැන්නීම ගැන මහා විශාල කතාවක් ඇති වුණා. ඊළඟට හාමුදුරුවන්ට ජම්පර් ඇන්දවීම ගැන කතා කළා. හිට්ලර් ගැන කතා වුණා. ඊළඟට පාතාලේ ගැන. ඊට පස්සේ නිව්යෝර්ක් ටයිම්ස්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/18)

රාජපක්‍ෂ ආණ්ඩුව වැරැදි කරලා තිබුණා නම් මේ ආණ්ඩුව විමර්ශන කර කර ඉන්නේ නෑ
දෙනගම ධම්මික රණවීර  උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
රට පාලනය කරන්න අදක්ෂ වුවත් චෝදනා කරන්න මේ ආණ්ඩුව දක්ෂ බවත්, සත්‍ය වශයෙන්ම පසුගිය ආණ්ඩුව වැරැදි කරල තිබුණා නම් හැමදාම විමර්ශන කර කර නොසිටින බවත් හිටපු මහ බැංකු අධිපති අජිත් නිවාඩ් කබ්රාල් පැවැසීය. හෙතෙම එසේ ප්‍රකාශ කළේ ඊයේ (10දා) බස්නාහිර පළාත් සෞන්දර්ය ආයතනයේදී පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට සහභාගි වෙමින්ය. 'යුක්තියට හඬක්' සංවිධානය පැවැත්වූ එම මාධ්‍ය හමුවේදී ඔහු වැඩිදුරටත් මෙසේද කීවේය. පසුගිය වසර තුනහමාර තුළ අප දැක්කේ සංවිධානාත්මක පළිගැනීම්. එහි අඩුවීමක් නැහැ. ව්‍යාජ පැමිණිලි දමමින්, මාධ්‍ය ඒකකයකුත් ක්‍රියාත්මක කරමින් අසවලාගෙන් ප්‍රශ්න කරන බවට කලින්ම ප්‍රකාශ කරනවා. චරිත ඝාතනයක් කිරීම පමණයි එහි අරමුණ. ඒ වගේම පොලිසියේ සමහර අයත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/18)

දහම් පාසලක් ඇරැඹීමට අවසර ගන්න එක අද ගහක් කපන්න අවසර ගන්නවාට වැඩිය අමාරුයි
නවමැදගම - ශාන්ත වෙලගෙදර දෙහිඅත්තකණ්ඩිය - කුමාර නවෝද්‍ය  උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
දහම් පාසලක් ආරම්භ කළ යුතුද නැද්ද කියලා හොයලා බලන්න සියලුම ආගමික නායකයන් එකතු කරලා කමිටුවක් පත් කරලා තියෙනවා. ඒ කමිටුව අවසර දුන්නොත් තමයි දහම් පාසල ආරම්භ කරන්න පුළුවන් වෙන්නේ. ගහක් කපන්න අවසර ගන්න කොච්චර කල් යනවාද? ඊටත් වඩා අමාරුයි අද දහම් පාසලක් ආරම්භ කරන්න. ලී පර්මිට් එක ගන්න පස්සෙන් යනවා වගේ දහම් පාසල් හැදීම පැත්තක තියලා දහම් පාසල් ආරම්භ කරන්නත් පස්සෙන් යන්න සිදු වෙලා තියෙනවා. මෙහෙම යුගයක් ඉතිහාසයේ කවදාවකවත් තිබිලා නැහැ' යැයි මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා පැවැසීය. දෙහිඅත්තකණ්ඩිය නවමැදගම පහළගම අශෝකාරාම විහාරස්ථානයේ නිදන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/07/18)

‘SINHALA TRIUMPHALISM’
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The Government of Sri Lanka defeated the LTTE in Eelam war IV on 18th May 2009. There was a spontaneous outpouring of joy at the crushing defeat of the ‘invincible army’. People showed their joy island wide. The entire island erupted in jubilation.  On 22nd May an estimated 150,000 people converged on Colombo for a mass celebration. They came from all parts of the country, including remote villages. Senior citizens, toddlers and   disabled persons took part in the celebrations. President Rajapakse held a banquet for the officers of the armed forces. Journalists who had reported on the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/18)

Where is the Government? Is there a Government in this country at all? ISN'T IT TOTAL ANARCHY REINING ALL OVER THE COINTRY TODAY?
Sudath Gunasekara
10.7 2018. An open questionnaire for all those who are seriously concerned about the destiny of our motherland I have been repeatedly asking this question from October 2015. In fact I posed this question along with the following list to a public audience at Nugegoda in October 2015 where the following speakers were also present. Dr Harischandara Wijetunga, Dr Gunadasa Amarasekara, Rear Admiral (EX) Sarath Weerasekara and DR Nath Amarakoon among many other distinguished persons. There was no response from the audience for some time, perhaps looked surprised and puzzeled. I give below the other questions... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/18)

කරාපිටිය වෛද්‍ය පීඨයේදී හෙදියන්ට පහර දීමේ සිද්ධිය (දෙවන කොටස)
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
කරාපිටිය ශික්‍ෂණ රෝහලේ ළමා රෝග විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය මහාචාර්‍ය සුජීව අමරසේන මහතා විසින් 2002 වසරේ ආරම්භ කරන ලද හෙදියන් සඳහා මවු කිරි දීමේ පාඨමාලාවට කරාපිටිය වෛද්‍ය පීඨයේ සමහර වෛද්‍ය සිසුන් විරෝධය පළ කරන ලදි. මෙම විරෝධතාව වෛද්‍ය පීඨයේ සීමිත සම්පත් යොදාගෙන මුදල් ගෙවන පාඨමාලවක් පැවැත්වීමේ සිට අධ්‍යාපනය පුද්ගලික කරණය කිරීමේ වෑයමක් ලෙසට හඳුන්වන ලදි. මේ අතර සමහර වෛද්‍ය සිසුන් හෙදියන් සඳහා පාඨමාලා වෛද්‍ය පීඨයේදී යොදා ගැනීමට එරෙහි වූහ​. එය තමන් ගේ තරාතිරම පිලිබඳ ගැටළුවක් ලෙස මතු වූ බව මධ්‍යස්ථ සිසුන් පවසති.  ආතතිය වර්ධනය වන විට  මෙම ගැටලුවට ජවිපෙ මතවාදී සිසුන් ද අත දැමීම නිසා ප්‍රශ්නය ජවිපෙකරණයවී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/18)

THE ROHIGYA MUSLIM ISSUE. CAN THE SRI LANKA MUSLIM MP's BE DEAF? AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL 21 MUSLIM MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT.
By Noor Nizam - Convener - "The Muslim Voice", July 10th., 2018.
It is reported in the National Newspapers of Sri Lanka that the Prime Minister of Thailand, General Prayut Chan-o-cha will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka on 12 and 13 July 2018 at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena. This visit takes place against the backdrop of discussions during President Sirisena’s visit to Thailand in November 2015. Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha will arrive in Sri Lanka in the afternoon of 12 July. As a devoted Muslim, it is my duty to understand and help brother Muslims anywhere in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/18)

Non-existing Problems,Unrealistic Demands,Wrongful Historical Facts and Genuine Reconciliation by People of Vishwamadu
by NIMAL TISSA WIJETUNGA.
Whatever it is no homeland for Tamils here and no special problems for tamils in Sri Lanka and therefore, no separate state, federalism or elam in Sri Lanka for Tamils as it is the country belonging to Sri Lankans where Majority is Sinhalese as a race and the Majority is Buddhist as a Religion and accept it and live as this is the reality. We do not want any reconciliation with Racists thugs, But, reconciliation among Sinhalese, Tamils already there genuinely heart to heart and definitely not to the terms of so called Tamil political... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/18)

The All Ceylon Women’s Buddhist Congress Founder’s Day
The All Ceylon Women’s Buddhist Congress Founder’s Day will be commemorated on 12th and 13th with a pirith ceremony on the 12th starting at 8 p.m. and alms giving the following morning.
The ACWBC was founded by Mrs. B.S. Jayawardena in 1949 with 25 leading Buddhist women in the country.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/07/18)

Meet the seven British divers playing leading roles in the Thai cave rescue mission
 Roland Oliphant Helena Horton Courtesy Telegraph UK
It is the most challenging underground rescue in history, and Thai authorities have drafted in more than 90 of the world's finest special forces soldiers. But the spearhead of the Thai cave rescue operation has depended on seven British civilians who learnt their craft exploring the chilly waters of abandoned mines and limestone caves of England and Wales. https://youtu.be/JQ8tpLJ5P0k Vernon Unsworth First on the scene was Vernon Unsworth, who is from St Albans but now lives in Thailand. Mr Unsworth, an experienced diver who now lives close to the... -Full Story-
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Cave rescue: The divers who got the Thai boys out
Courtesy BBC
The rescuers who worked to save the group trapped in a Thai cave were a mix of international divers collaborating with Thai navy Seals. The 12 boys and their football coach were first found by British divers but the effort to get them out was a truly global operation. Several Thai navy divers took part in the rescue. One ex-navy diver, Saman Gunan, died in the cave last Friday. Image copyrightAFP/GETTYImage captionForeign divers, including Ivan Karadzic (2nd left) and Erik Brown (3rd right), were part of the extensive rescue operations Little information has been released about exactly who was... -Full Story-
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Thai soccer coach, 25-year-old former Buddhist monk, hailed 'hero' for keeping boys alive
By Kaitlyn Schallhorn | Courtesy Fox News
  Coach Ekapol Chantawong trained with Buddhist monks for a decade after his family was killed by a disease. Friends say Ekapol, who became trapped in the Thailand cave along with 12 young members of the soccer team in June, “loves the boys more than he loves himself.”  (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit) The 25-year-old soccer coach who led his youth team into a Thai cave complex where the group was stuck for more than two weeks is a former Buddhist monk... -Full Story-
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Coach who led boys into Thai caves hailed hero after sacrificing meals and teaching meditation to keep team calm
By Jake Fenton Courtesy  The Daily Telegraph (UK)
As the man who placed his 12 young charges in mortal danger by taking them deep into a mountain cave system, the young coach of the Wild Boars football team could easily have been cast as the villain of one of the greatest rescue stories of recent times. But on Tuesday, as it was confirmed that all 12 boys had finally been released from the Tham Luang cave system in northern Thailand, 25-year-old Ekapol Chanthawong was being hailed by relatives of the boys as the quiet hero of an adventure that so nearly ended in tragedy.... -Full Story-
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India to advice SL, others on consequences of engaging with China
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has revealed that India would adopt a broad approach to deal with China’s increasing influence in the neighbourhood by closely tracking China’s activities and advising neighbors including Sri Lanka on the consequences of engaging with China, the Hindustan Times reported on Sunday. External affairs minister Swaraj has laid out this approach at a meeting with top diplomats posted in the neighbourhood countries last Tuesday on the sidelines of the Head of the Missions Conference, four officials familiar with the development had said. The meeting was attended by India’s ambassador... -Full Story-
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Britain headed for status of 'colony' to EU, Boris Johnson says in resignation statement
Courtesy RT
Britain is headed for the status of "colony" to the European Union, Boris Johnson has warned, just hours after news broke of his resignation as foreign secretary. "We are truly headed for the status of a colony - and many will struggle to see the economic or political advantage of that particular arrangement," Johnson said in a resignation statement. Earlier on Monday, Johnson became the third government official to walk away from the government over Prime Minister Theresa May's soft Brexit plan which has angered many Conservatives. Johnson also stated in the letter... -Full Story-
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UK, US should tell UN to withdraw motion on Sri Lanka: Naseby
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
British Baron Lord Naseby said both the UK and the US were guilty of atrocities and that the two countries should inform the UN Human Rights Commission to withdraw the resolution against Sri Lanka. Lord Naseby, the President of the All Party British Sri Lanka Parliamentary Group, said this after reading the UK Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee report published on June 28. In a statement on Saturday, Lord Naseby said he was shocked and appalled that the UK should not only condone Torture and extensive mistreatment of prisoners but actually in certain cases instigate it. “To me as a senior Politician of... -Full Story-
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Vijayakala should not be allowed to leave the country, her passports need to be impounded immediately as a precaution.
Sudath Gunasekara
9.7.2018 It was reported that Vijayakala Mahesvaran is planning to migrate to UK, the home of So-called diaspora, may be on the advice of Ranil as he did to Arjuna or Vignesvaran the Supreme Court tiger to avoid arrest or kept hidden until the Sinhalese forget the issue as usual. If she is allowed to go she will be eternally untraceable just like Mahendaran. In UK she will be the chief spoke woman for Yamil diaspora and she will be used by UK, Norway USA and the entire anti Sinhala anti Buddhist camp against us The need... -Full Story-
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REVIVAL OF LTTE FROM LONDON
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
Ranil – Maithree government is providing its blessings for the LTTE Diaspora to accelerate its propaganda work.  In this regard the latest strategy is to enhance the international support for the change of Constitution through a massive protest movement against Sinhalese. It is also a timely step in the right direction before the Provincial, General and Presidential Elections, as anti Sri Lankans lobby groups are sensing the return of President Rajapakse to power.  To strengthen  these lobby groups, Ranil-Maithree are  encouraging provocative statements from Tamil Leaders with the intention of creating a racial tension... -Full Story-
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SRI LANKA MUSLIMS SHOULD NOT BE MISGUIDED BY THE DECEPTIVE HOODWINKING POLITICIANS AND SO-CALLED MUSLIM POLITICAL PARTY LEADERS.
By Noor Nizam - Convener - "The Muslim Voice", July 9th., 2018.
This is in response to an article written in the http://www.jaffnamuslims.com, a very popular web news forum/social media publication in the internet. The article had the below given heading. முஸ்லிம்களுக்கு இத்தனை அநியாயங்கள் என்றால்..? முஸ்லிம் எம்.பிக்கள் தமது ‘பிடியை’ இறுக்க வேண்டும். -எம். ஏ. எம். நிலாம்- Translation to English: If there is so much ill-treatment to Muslims - Muslim MP's should tighten their grip. By M.A.M. Nilam. Sunday, July 08, 2018  Jaffna Muslim By Noor Nizam - Convener - "The Muslim Voice", July 9th., 2018. The writer wishes to stress the following as an... -Full Story-
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අනුර කුමාර දිසානායකගේ කතාව කුජීතයි
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
විමල් වීරවංශගේ මවත් සොහොයුරියත් මානසික රෝගීන් බවත් ඔවුන් දෙදෙනාම අංගොඩ මානසික රෝහලේ නේවාසිකව සිට ප්‍රතිකාර ගෙන තිබෙන බව අනුර කුමාර දිසානායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු විවාදයකදී පවසා තිබේ.  මෙය කිසිසේත්ම  පිළිගතහැකි නොහැකි මානසික රෝගීන්ට අපහාස කරන්නා වූ ප්‍රකාශයකි. විමල් වීරවංශ පිලිබඳ  විවේචන තිබේ. එහෙත් මෙවැනි පිළිකුල් දනවන ප්‍රකාශයක් අනුර කුමාර දිසානායකගේ මුවින් පිටවීම නම් කුජීතය​. ... -Full Story-
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පුංචි දේටත් හාමුදුරුවෝ හිරේට දානවා විජයකලාගේ ප්‍රකාශය නීතියට පටහැනී
YouJudge.lk
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Travel from Ayodhya to Rameshwaram to Colombo in Ramayana Express; package starts at Rs 15,120
BusinessToday.In   New Delhi    
Last Updated: July 9, 2018  | 17:01 ISTThe Indian Railways has decided to launch a train service that will cover all locations that are linked to the famous Hindu epic Ramayana - a journey that will start from a visit to Ayodhya, the birthplace of Hindu god Ram, and end at Colombo in Sri Lanka, where Sita was held captive by Ravan. Religious tourism can be a boon not only for the tourism industry but for other industries associated with it too. Keeping this in mind, the Indian Railways has decided to launch a train service that... -Full Story-
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Right of Reply Dayan Jayathilaka’s project 13A and Gotabhaya Rajapaksha’s Viyathmaga
By Rear Admiral (Dr.) Sarath Weerasekera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran and the TNA are openly advocating federalism Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, has tremendous regard for Buddhism India intervened and saved Prabhakaran and LTTE in 1987 None of the SL Presidents allowed the police and land powers to the Provinces There was a swollen headed Brahmin called “Akkosha Bharadvaja” who, after studying a few Vedic stanzas and theories, thought that he was the only brilliant intellect in the country. This man, festered with venom and ill will, once unleashed his wrath on the Buddha.... -Full Story-
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GL accuses govt. of jeopardising relations with China, Russia
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
July 9, 2018, 11:43 pm Former External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris yesterday alleged the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government had caused irreparable damage to Sri Lanka’s relations with China and Russia. Prof. Peiris, who is also the Chairman of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said that now Russia had been accused of helping MP Namal Rajapaksa run a special propaganda operation targeting the government. Prof. Peiris said so at a media briefing at the Nelum Mawatha Office of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Battaramulla. Prof. Peiris said that allegations had been directed at Russia close on... -Full Story-
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Mother of missing Indigenous woman hits feds, RCMP with $600M class action
by Janice Dickson The Canadian Press
News Jul 05, 2018 OTTAWA — A Regina mother whose daughter went missing in 2007 is launching a multimillion-dollar class-action lawsuit against the federal government and the RCMP, alleging a "negligent" and "lackadaisical" approach to investigating missing and murdered Indigenous women. Danita Faith has been missing for more than 10 years, and her mother Diane BigEagle is the caretaker of her two children. Saskatchewan lawyer Anthony Merchant, who filed the suit Thursday on BigEagle's behalf, is seeking $500 million in damages, as well as $100 million in punitive damages, part of an effort... -Full Story-
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The mad rush to defend Ms. Vijayakala defending LTTE
H. L. D. Mahindapala
Dr. Chamindra Weerawardhana, who describes herself as a political analyst in her website, has rushed to the defence of the former State Minister of the UNP who resigned after sounding a clarion call for the revival and return of the LTTE to protect Tamil women and girls. She has justified Ms. Vijayakala Maheswaran’s call for the resuscitation of the LTTE, an internationally banned terrorist organisation, on the excuse that there was no sexual violence against women when the LTTE ran its repressive regime in the North and the East – a questionable assertion that will... -Full Story-
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If India is sold Mattala-Galle-Palali-Trinco & Colombo will Sri Lanka be sovereign?
Governments are elected to power to protect the territorial integrity & sovereignty of a country not to sell it or privatize it to foreigners thereby reducing the country’s relevance globally as an independent & sovereign nation. After selling the country’s resources, we would have no requirement for a jumbo government because they have no asset/resource to manage, manufacture or export while they would have turned the citizens to slaves for these countries/companies. Imagine if you will what happens when the country’s assets & resources are either leased or sold to foreigners in exchange for a lump sum of money while... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 09/07/18)

කරාපිටිය වෛද්‍ය පීඨයේදී හෙදියන්ට පහර දීමේ සිද්ධිය (පළමු කොටස)
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
2002 වසරේදී කරාපිටිය වෛද්‍ය පීඨයේදී මහාචාර්‍ය සුජීව අමරසේන මහතා විසින් හෙදියන් සඳහා මවු කිරි දීමේ පාඨමාලාවක් ආරම්භ කරන ලදි. මෙම පාඨමාලාවට කරාපිටිය වෛද්‍ය පීඨයේ වෛද්‍ය සිසුන් සමහරක් විරෝධතාවය දැක්වූහ​. විරෝධතාව උත්සන්නයේදී වෛද්‍ය සිසුන් පිරිසක් මෙම මවු කිරි දීමේ පාඨමාලාවට සහභාගි වූ හෙද නිලධාරීන්ට පහර දෙන ලදි. මේ අතර ගැබිණි හෙදියක්ද වූවාය​. එක් වෛද්‍ය සිසුවෙක් ඇයට පහර දී ඇය බිම වැටුණු විට  ඇයගේ බඩටද පයින් පහර දෙන ලදි.  මෙම සිදුවීම වන විට මා සිටියේ රජයේ රෝහලක සේවය කරමිනි. එකී සිදුවීම රෝහලේදී එක් වෛද්‍යවරයෙක් විසින් සඳහන් කල අතර සමහර වෛද්‍යවරු මෙම පහර දීම අනුමත කරමින් හෙදියන් වෛද්‍ය පීඨයේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/07/18)

Only political action can stop govt. project to betray military personnel
By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island
In May this year, the government gazetted sweeping amendments to the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act, No. 25 of 2002. The original Act applied only to specified Commonwealth countries and non-Commonwealth countries which have signed the relevant agreements with Sri Lanka but the amendments now before parliament seek to extend the scope of the Act to all countries that have signed any international convention relating to a criminal matter to which Sri Lanka has become a party. Furthermore, while the original Act applied only to States, the amendments seek to bring international... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/07/18)

Civil society, uncivil conduct
BY Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA
July 8, 2018, 10:09 pm Do you recognize this ghastly ideological mix, this monstrous model? Or do you recognize yourself in it and like it? Is it happening to us here in the South too? If so what are you doing about it? I know what I am doing or trying to do, and always have done. When this chemistry takes place and model arises or is revived in the North, it is applauded or swept under the rug by Northern nationalists and Southern liberals in political parties and civil society. When this fanatical fusion... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/07/18)

Weekend Roundup
  A.A.M.NIZAM
This is a roundup of news published in the Sinhala newspapers and Sinhala news websites this werk Vijayakala episode UNP MP Vijayakaa’s statement for the revival of the LTTE for ensuring peace and harmony in th North and East had been given wide publicity in almost all Sinhala newspapers and news websites. They published statements and comments made by various Buddhist and social organizations condemning Vijykala’s statement and calling for the highest possible punishment to her including disenfranchising her and at the same time deplored the UNP leadership and the speaker for safeguarding her. Several newspapers also published... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/07/18)

අති විශේෂ හෙලිදරව්ව - චීන පෝට්සිටි සමාගමෙන්  සිරස මාධ්‍ය ජාලය මුදල් අරගෙන
විශේෂ ලියුම්කරුවෙකු විසිනි
 සිරසේ ලොක්කා ප්‍රභාකරන් මෙන් රහසිගත ජීවිතයක් ගත කරන රටේ සාරය උරා බොන කල්ලතෝනි ජාවාරම් කාරයෙකි. මොහුගේ සම්පූර්න කථා වස්තුව ලියුවහොත් එය වැඩිහිටියන්ට පමනයි ලේබලයෙන් ඉදිරිපත් කල යුතුව ඇත. එහෙයින් මේ කථාව ස්වයං වාරණයකට ලක් කර ඇති බව පාඨකයන්ට දැනුම් දිය යුතුව ඇත. සිරස මාධ්‍ය භාවිතය ගුජුප්සාජනකය. පවුල් සංස්ථාව කඩා බිද දමමින් සංකර ඉන්දිය මොඩලයක්  බිහිකිරීමේ සාහසික ගමනක මොවුන් නියුතුය.  සිය මාධ්‍ය ජාලය හරහා හීන දහම් වලට ආවඩමින් සැබෑ  බෞද්ධ ධර්මය යටපත්  කරනේය. මෙම  සාහසික වැඩ පිලිවෙල මෙහෙයවනුයේ මල නොතලා රොන් ගන්නා සේය. වකුගඩු රෝගය හරහා ලංකාවේ දහස් ගනනක් මිනිසුන් මරා දැමූ තවත් දහස් ගනනක් රෝගී කල ග්ලයිෆෝසෙට් එකාධිකාරයේ අයිතිකරුවන් සිරස සමාගමය  .බිලියන 24 ක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/07/18)

New York Times vs the Rajapaksas
C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island
July 7, 2018, 8:22 pm For a more than a week, one of the main topics of discussion in the country was the ‘revelations’ made by the New York Times about massive payouts amounting to USD 7.6 million being paid by China Harbour Co to President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s presidential election campaign in 2014/15. For a while it seemed as if the UNP had finally been blessed with the break they badly needed but things were seriously dampened when it was soon discovered that the New York Times revelation was not a revelation at all and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/07/18)

ඉදිරි ආණ්ඩුව පිහිටුවන්නේ මහින්දගේ නායකත්වයෙන්.. වියත්මග වනු මහින්ද චින්තනයේම දිගුවක්..- ජයඝෝෂා මැද ගෝටා හරිමග අමතයි..[Video]
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කාලයට අනුව සංවර්ධනය වෙමින් මහින්ද චින්තනය ඉදිරියට ගෙන යා යුතුව ඇති බව හිටප ආරක්‍ෂක ලේකම් ගෝටාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා පවසයි. වියත්මග සංවිධානය ඇති කරන ලද්දේ ඒ සදහා විද්වතුන් ව්‍යවසායකයන් එක් කිරීමට බවද ඒ මහතා පැවසීය. කොලොන්නාව රජ මහා විහාරයේදී පැවති ‘හරිමග’ සමාරම්භක සමුළුව අමතමින් ඒ මහතා මේ බව සදහන් කලේය. ඉදිරියේදී ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ බලයට ආ විට එමගින් මේ රට සංවර්ධනය කරන සැලසුම් වියත්මග සංවිධානයෙන් සකස් කරන බවත් කී ඔහු ඉදිරියේදී පිහිටුවන රජයක් පිහිටුවන්නේ මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතාගේ නායකත්වයෙන් බවද කියා සිටියේය. https://youtu.be/3qMIzTekXak... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/07/18)

Perpetual Treasuries Limited part-funded Bar Association’s LAWASIA event in Colombo
by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
General Secretary of the Communist Party and former Chairman of Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) Dew Gunasekera yesterday said the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) owed an explanation to the country on why funds were solicited from tainted primary dealer, Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL), over a year after the exposure of its direct involvement in the first Central Bank treasury bond scam perpetrated on Feb. 27, 2015. Gunasekera insisted that BASL couldn’t be unaware of the PTL involvement in the largest ever financial scam involving the Sri Lanka Central Bank due to extensive... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/07/18)

තලතා රංජිත් රාජිත නීතිපති පොලිස්පති මහ රෑ රහසිගත හමුවක්
රුචිර දිලාන් මධුසංඛ උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ආණ්ඩු සමයේ සිදු වූ බව කියන වංචා දූෂණවලට සම්බන්ධ නඩු කඩිනමින් විභාග කිරීම සඳහා අවශ්‍ය තීන්දු තීරණ ගැනීම සඳහා වන රහසිගත හමුවක් පසුගිය අඟහරුවාදා (3දා) රාත්‍රියේ අධිකරණ අමාත්‍යාංශයේ පවත්වා ඇති බව විශ්වාස කටයුතු ආරංචි මාර්ග 'මව්බිම'ට හෙළි කළේය. එදින රාත්‍රි 10.30ට පමණ පැවැති මෙම විශේෂ සාකච්ඡාව සඳහා අධිකරණ හා බන්ධනාගාර ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණ අමාත්‍ය නීතිඥ තලතා අතුකෝරල, සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය රාජිත සේනාරත්න, රාජ්‍ය පරිපාලන නීතිය හා සාමය පිළිබඳ අමාත්‍ය රංජිත් මද්දුමබණ්ඩාර, අධිකරණ අමාත්‍යාංශයේ ලේකම්වරිය, නීතිපතිවරයා සහ පොලිස්පතිවරයා මෙම හමුව සඳහා සහභාගි වී ඇතැයි වාර්තා වේ. එහිදී අලුතින් ඇති කළ විශේෂ අධිකරණවල අදාළ නඩු ගණනාවක් එකදිගට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/07/18)

UNP MP Wijayakala wants to resurrect LTTE – send her to Vishvamadu & see how LTTE families greet her!
Following the resignation of UNP MP Wijayakala following her public outburst of wanting to resurrect the LTTE, she was asked to resign from her Ministerial portfolio. However, there is news of posters being displayed throughout Jaffna in Tamil which translated read this message - “Politics without any personal benefits. Maheswaran gave his life for the Tamil people then, Vijayakala gave up her ministerial post for the Tamil people today. She is our leader.” If so, we challenge the UNP to send her to Vishwamadu where the LTTE families & cadres live & see how they react to her as against... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 07/07/18)

REQUEST TO INDICT THE STATE MINISTER FOR CHILD AFFAIRS, Ms Vijayakala Maheswaren
Ranjith Soysa Media Coordinator  For Global Sri Lankan Forum
The Attorney General Attorney General's Department Colombo Sri Lanka REQUEST TO INDICT THE STATE MINISTER FOR CHILD AFFAIRS, Ms Vijayakala Maheswaren Dear Sir, We , the Global Sri Lankan Forum,  GSLF write to request you to take URGENT action to indict Ms. Vijakala Maheswaren, MP  in accordance with the article 157 A in the Constitution of Sri Lanka in connection with her public statement calling for the revival of the LTTE Tamil Terrorists Organization, a proscribed terrorist organization. Further, the LTTE 's main objective was to create a separate country based on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/07/18)

British colonial robbers did not  give us an Independence!
MAHINDA KARUNARATNE 
British when took over our homeland by conspiracy and force in 1815 which was then SINHALE that is clearly documented in the “ Up Country Convention” comprised of Maldives Islands which was belonged to the SINHALE Kandyan Kingdom until then and when the bogus duped independence was granted in 1948 was CEYLON sans Maldives Islands. Well, if the English translation to SINHALE is CEYLON fine. If it is true independence we need our Kingdom of Thun Sinhale RUHUNU, PIHITI and MAYA, Our Sinhale legal system and everything else associated with it and more importantly the Maldives Islands... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/07/18)

Farmers in India fertilise fields with prayer and meditation
Courtesy The Times (UK)
The government of the Indian state of Goa is promoting “cosmic farming” to channel spiritual energy into the soil. Vijai Sardesai, the agriculture minister, said that local farmers should sit and meditate in their fields, chanting Vedic prayers as a holistic alternative to chemical fertilisers. Promotional videos from the state government have gone viral on WhatsApp in rural communities. The state government, led by Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has also employed the Hindu guru Avdhoot Baba Shivanand, who is known as “Babaji”, to host workshops on meditation for farmers. Mr Shivanand has described... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/07/18)

Three new Ambassadors; a suggestion to the Government.
Sudath Gunasekara 6.7.2018
It was reported few days back that the government has decided to appoint the Ex-Secretary to the President Austin Fernando as Ambassador to UK.  In this backdrop I have a brilliant suggestion to fill the vacancies in New York, Moscow and Singapore. Lf there is no vacancy at Singapore then they can create one  Because necessity is the mother of invention. Now that the Prime Minister has requested the President to temporally suspend Vijayakala Maheswaran wife of late Prabhakaran for her famous Kilinochchi   speech instead of sacking her from Parliament and putting her behind bars for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/07/18)

Hopes for a better Sri Lanka
Lionel Rajapakse
No question, Sri Lanka is in a muddy puddle because of the politicians we selected during the last couple of decades and their actions. Lots of Gurus are talking about how can Sri Lanka get out of this muddy puddle. There is no second alternative,  Gotabhaya is the only hope for Sri Lanka in the horizon. So, to help him to get Sri Lanka out of this muddy puddle, can we suggest the basic things he has to address when he becomes the next President of Sri Lanka. Followings are the few things he should give priority... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/07/18)

 ප්‍රභාකරන් සාධකය පිළිබඳ මනෝ විද්‍යාත්මක විශ්ලේශණයක්
කතෘ - වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  ගොඩගේ  ප්‍රකාශකයෝ  විසිනි  
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග විසින් ලියන ලද ප්‍රභාකරන් සාධකය පිලිබඳ මනෝ විද්‍යාත්මක විශ්ලේෂණයක් නම් කෘතිය ගොඩගේ ප්‍රකාශකයන් විසින් එළි දක්වා තිබේ.   මෙම කෘතිය හරහා වේළුපිල්ලේ ප්‍රභාකරන් තුල තිබූ නායකත්ව සාධක මෙන්ම ඔහු තුල තිබූ සමාජ විරෝධී පෞරුෂ ලක්‍ෂණද පෙන්වා දෙනු ලබයි.   ප්‍රභාකරන්ගේ තිස් වසරක යුදමය ක්‍රියාදාමය පරාජය කිරීම ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ලත් සුවිසේෂි ජයග්‍රහණයකි. මෙම ජයග්‍රහණය ලබා ගත්තේ දහස් ගණනක ජිවිත පරිත්‍යාගයෙනි. මෙම යුද්දය නිසා කායික සහ මානසික වශයෙන් ආබාධිත වූ සංඛ්‍යාව සටනින් මියගිය ප්‍රමාණයටත් වඩා අධික ය. එසේම එල්.ටී.ටී.ය විසින් ආර්ථික මර්මස්ථාන වලට කරන ලද පහර දීම් සහ සිදුකල විනාශයන්,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/07/18)

Sri Lanka is indeed trapped, but not by Chinese debt – Embassy
Courtesy Adaderana
The spokesperson said that Chinese loans are not the main part of Sri Lanka’s foreign debt. According to the Annual Report 2017 of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, the total external debt of the Island country counts US dollars 51.824 billion, among which outstanding Chinese loans takes up only about 10.6% with the amount of USD 5.5 billion.  “Besides, 61.5% the Chinese loans (USD 3.38 billion) are concessional ones with a much lower interest rate than the international market. The commercial loans from China are also negotiated at an appropriate rate by the two sides according... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/07/18)

REASONS FOR THE FAILURE OF THE RECONCILIATION PROCESS IN SRI LANKA
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
Since the beginning of human settlements in Sri Lanka, there had many conflicts between communities motivated by different elements.  The history of Sri Lanka affirms that Lord Buddha visited the country on one occasion to reconcile a conflict between Naga leader Chulodara and his uncle, Mahodara and the followers of both sides. The conflict was not associated with religious or ethnic elements but it was a combat between two guys and their followers on account of a gem set throne. This conflict cropped up before Vijaya and his associated arrived to Sri Lanka. This example points... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/07/18)

SRI LANKA MUSLIM VOTE BANK MUST HAVE THE COURAGE TO FACE THE TRUTH.EACH MUSLIM VOTER SHOULD DECIDE WHOM TO VOTE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.
By Noor Nizam - Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener - "The Muslim Voice", July 5th., 2018.
SRI LANKA MUSLIM VOTE BANK MUST HAVE THE COURAGE TO FACE THE TRUTH. MUSLIMS SHOULD INDIVIDUALLY ACT ON THEIR OWN. WE DO NOT NEED POLITICAL BROKERING PARTIES AND POLITICIANS, SO-CALLED COMMUNITY LEADERS, THE ACJU OR MUNAAFIKKS TO TELL US HOW TO VOTE.  EACH MUSLIM VOTER SHOULD DECIDE WHOM TO VOTE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE. IT IS BETTER FOR THE SRI LANKA MUSLIMS TO SUPPORT GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA FROM THE BEGINNING AS THE POSSIBLE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/07/18)

හිට්ලර් සමග ප‍්‍රභාකරන් ඉල්ලන අපේ මෝඩකම
කුසල් පෙරේරා ලංකාදීප
යාපනයේ සාම්ප‍්‍රදායික දේශපාලනයේ විජයකලා මහේස්වරන් තරමක ආන්දෝලනාත්මක චරිතයකි. මීට දින 03 ට ඉහතින් ජූලි 03 වන අ`ගහරුවාදා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ ඇතිවූ බරපතල නොසන්සුන්තාවට හේතු වන්නේත් ඇය ය. ඒ ගාලගෝට්ටිය නිසා කතානායක විසින් පසුදින තෙක් පාර්ලිමේන්තුව කල් තබන ලදී. එයට පාදක වූයේ යාපනයේ එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ මන්ත‍්‍රීනි වනිතා හා ළමා කටයුතු රාජ්‍ය ඇමතිනි විජයකලා මහේස්වරන් ඊට පෙර දින කළ ප‍්‍රකාශයකි. ‘‘ජනාධිපති ජනතා සේවය’’ වැඩ සටහනෙහි 08 වන ජන හමුව යාපනයේ වීරසිංහම් ශාලාවෙහි පැවති විට ඇය ‘‘කොටි සංවිධානය’’ වර්ණනා කරමින් කළ කතාව උසාවි යන්නටද හේතුවී ඇත. එදින පාර්ලිමේන්තුව කල් තැබීමට අමතරව, කතානායක කරු ජයසූරිය ඇයගේ කතාව නීතිපතිගේ අර්ථ දැක්වීමටද යොමු කළේය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/07/18)

US-China Trade war begins: China retaliates with 25% tariffs on $34 billion worth of US imports
Courtesy RT
Just hours after the United States introduced 25 percent trade tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, Beijing has retaliated with mirror measures against American imports. “After the United States introduced the new tariffs, China's reciprocal measures also immediately took effect,” said the spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry Lu Kang. He did not specify the amount or types of the US goods that will be taxed by China. China's commerce ministry earlier said the country has no choice but to fight back after the US "launched the largest trade war in economic history." Beijing also accused Washington... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/07/18)

China says West wants to push Lanka into an “under-development trap”
 Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, July 5 (newsin.asia): The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka said on Thursday, that the Western media propaganda that China is pushing Sri Lanka into a “debt trap” is not only contrary to facts but is also motivated by a desire to push Sri Lanka into an “under-development trap”. The embassy said this in response to a recent New York Times article which said that China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative is pushing vulnerable countries around the world, including Sri Lanka, into a “debt trap” fuelling corruption and autocratic behavior in new democracies. Chinese Embassy... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/07/18)

China confident of facing second probe into allegation of funding Rajapaksa poll campaign
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, July 5 (newsin.asia): The Chinese government owned China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC), which has been accused by the New York Times of funding former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s 2015 election campaign said on Thursday, that it had faced the same allegation in 2015 and had refuted it with “strong evidence.” It is therefore ready to face a second probe which, as stated by the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in parliament on Wednesday, will be conducted by the Crime Investigation Department (CID). The confidence of the CHEC was expressed by An Xin, General Manager of the CHEC... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/07/18)

Chinese Embassy, CHEC slam New York Times over ‘false report’ on Sri Lanka
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka says that some foreign forces without willingness or abilities to help, are fabricating lies to obstruct the joint development of China and other developing countries including Sri Lanka and keep Sri Lanka in the trap of poverty. Mr. Luo Chong, Spokesperson and the Chief of Political Section of Chinese Embassy, made remarks on the so-called “Debt Trap” allegations and some other related issues during an media briefing at the Chinese Embassy on Thursday. During the Q&A session, Mr Chong stressed that Sri Lanka is indeed trapped, not by Chinese debt but... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/07/18)

Mete out the highest punishment to Terrorist Tigress Vijayakala - Will this Govt. do that?
By : A.A.M.NIZAM - MATARA
The question being asked by everyone devoid of party politics is why Vijayakala Maheswaran is so precious for the UNP for the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, UNP General Secretary Akkila Viraj Kariyawasam, the loquacious Rajitha Senaratne and the frog in the well known as “Gonjan” Ramanayake to defend her while many UNP MPs have criticised her recent speech in which she has urged for the revival of the LTTE in the North and East? Vijayakala is the widow of T. Maheswaran, who was a ship owner who transported goods from Colombo to Jaffna and a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/07/18)

Vijayakala’s Treachery: Removal from Ministerial Post is not enough
When a MP, not once but several times publicly & openly professes to revive a terrorist movement that murdered thousands of innocent people it is an act of treason that cannot be erased simply by removing the person from his/her post. From 1980s to 2009 a wave of horrendous murders, suicide missions, assassinations were committed by the LTTE. Ironically people are mourning the LTTE & neglecting the lives LTTE eliminated for no fault of theirs. It took the lives of over 30,000 soldiers to eliminate the top ranks of the LTTE fighters. That many LTTErs ran away & are living... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 05/07/18)

New York Times allegation regarding threats to journalists
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Following President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s response last Sunday to the New York Times article of 25 June 2018 on the Chinese acquisition of the Hambantota port, the NYT published yet another article last Tuesday where they accused parliamentarians associated with the Joint Opposition of intimidating the two Sri Lankan journalists who had helped them to produce the article of 25 June. The original article making the allegation that China Harbour Co had contributed a large sum of money to President Rajapaksa’s 2015 presidential election campaign and that this money had been used among other things, to buy... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/07/18)

මාධ්‍යවේදීන්ට තර්ජනය කිරීම ගැන නිව්යෝක් ටයිම්ස් නිවේදනය
හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ
නිව්යෝක් ටයිම්ස් පුවත්පතේ ඉකුත් ජුනි 25 වනදා හම්බන්තොට වරාය චීනයට නතුවීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් පලකොට තිබූ ලිපියට හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා පසුගිය ඉරිදා මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයක් මාර්ගයෙන් ප්‍රතිචාර දැක්වූ පසු, තම විමර්ශනය සිදුකිරීමට උදවු දුන් ශ්‍රී ලාංකික මාධ්‍යෙව්දීන් දෙදෙනෙකුට ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්‍ෂයේ මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් තර්ජනය කළ බව කියමින් තවත් ලිපියක් නිව්යෝක් ටයිම්ස් පුවත්පත පලකොට ඇත. චයිනා හාබර් සමාගම රාජපක්‍ෂ ජනාධිපතිතුමාගේ 2015 ඡන්ද ව්‍යාපාරයට විශාල මුදලක් ලබාදුන් බවත්, එයටී-ෂර්ට්  හා ඡන්ද දායකයන්ට බෙදන නොයෙක් තෑගි බෝග මිලදී ගැනීමට වියදම් කළ බවට වූ චෝදනාව මුලින්ම පල වූයේ මීට අවුරුදු තුනකට පෙර 2015 ජුලි 22 ආණ්ඩුවට අයත් ඩේලි නිවුස් පුවත්පතේය. මේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/07/18)

The China Harbour Engineering Company responds to allegations of funding Rajapaksa’s elections campaign
Courtesy Adaderana
The China Harbour Engineering Company says that the speculation by an international media organization that CHEC funded former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s 2015 Presidential Election campaign is completely inconsistent with the facts. “The construction of the Hambantota Port by CHEC was an important national task based on mutual agreement between Sri Lanka and China Governments, and was implemented under a transparent model,” the company said. CHEC said it has never been involved in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka and that the Hambantota Port was built for the Sri Lankan Government and its people. “We wish... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/07/18)

China Harbour Engineering Company denies NYT report, pledges cooperation with SL on CID investigation
Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror
the New York Times report that it funded the election campaign of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, China Harbour Engineering Company said today it would cooperate with any investigation by the Sri Lankan authorities in this regard. Addressing a press conference, Joint Managing Director An Xin said the speculation by an international media organization that the CHEC funded former President’s 2015 Presidential Election campaign was completely inconsistent with the facts. She said the construction of the Hambantota Port by CHEC was an important national task based on mutual agreement between Sri Lanka and China... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/07/18)

President’s Secretary Austin Fernando resigns
Courtesy Adaderana
Secretary to the President Mr. Austin Fernando resigned from his position and bid farewell to his office a short while ago, the President’s Media Division said. The former Governor to the Eastern Province was appointed to the position in  July, 2017 following the resignation of then Secretary to the President P.B. Abeykoon. A former Defence Secretary and reputed civil service officer, Austin Fernando retired as a senior official in the Sri Lanka Administrative Service (SLAS) before he was appointed as an adviser and later governor by the President. Earlier in his illustrious career, he served as the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/07/18)

Vijayakala decides to resign from post
By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy Adaderana
Vijayakala Maheswaran says that she has decided to resign from her post as the State Minster of Child Affairs, in the wake of her recent controversial statement regarding the LTTE. Speaking during a state event held in Jaffna on June 2, she had said that the LTTE should be resurrected for the freedom of the Tamil people. If Tamil people want to live freely, the LTTE should raise their hand again, she had reportedly said. Several parties including sections of the United National Party (UNP) had demanded action against Maheswaran. The Speaker has informed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/07/18)

මහ බැංකුව යටතේ පවතින විශ්‍රාම අරමුදලුත් දුෂිත පර්පචුවල් බැදුම්කර වංචාව යොදාගෙන.  මහ බැංකු අරමුදල් සදහා පාඩුව රු. මිලියන 78 යි.
ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රයෙන් බැදුම්කරය ගැන තවත් අනාවරණයක් -මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය
ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ බැංකුව යටතේ පවතින අරමුදල්/භාරයන් 6  ක මුදල් ද, දුෂිත පර්පචුවල් බැදුම්කර වංචාව සදහා යොදා ගෙන ඇති බවත්, එමගින් ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ බැංකුව සතු අරමුදල්වල අවම වශයෙන් රු. මිලියන 78 ක අලාභයක් සිදුව ඇති බවත් ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍ර‍යේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ කීර්ති  තෙන්නකෝන් නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් අනාවරනය කරයි.   ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ බැංකුව යටතේ පවතින උක්ත අරමුදල් 6 හි පාඩුව වන රු. මිලියන 78 ක් හෝ එයට වැඩි මුදල අය කර ගැනීම සදහා කිසිදු ක්‍රියාමාර්ගයක් ගෙන නැත.  මෙම අරමුදල් සදහා භාරකාරත්වය දරන ආයතන මෙම පාඩුව අය කර ගැනීම සදහා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/07/18)

UNP’s Minister for Child Affairs is a woman who wants to revive LTTE which recruited child soldiers
The UNP leadership boasts of allocating Ministerial Portfolios to some scientific method which is yet to explain how or why the UNP gave ministerial portfolio of children to a woman who wants to revive the LTTE. For the benefit of everyone who supports the UNP & the rest of the citizenry in Sri Lanka as well as the international community that enjoys throwing accolades at the good governance of the present government let us reveal the record of the terrorist movement that remains banned & its time line of murderous achievements since 1980s. Wijayakala with only 13,071 votes thinks by... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 05/07/18)

Wijayakala’s LTTE Resurrection: Tamil Racism Self-Exploding
UNP MP Wijayakala Maheshwaran’s public speech revealing her desire to resurrect the LTTE needs to be looked at from a different angle. Certainly, her statement has violated the National Constitution, the oath taken by MPs & to publicly claim that a banned terrorist organization needs to be revived warrants not only disciplinary action but removal from ministerial portfolio. No MP can enjoy tax payers money & work towards resurrecting a banned terrorist movement. However, there is a far bigger issue that we need to now deal with & that is how do we handle the racist politicians now in power,... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 05/07/18)

Reactionaries launch 2019/2020 election campaign through the NYT article
By : A.A.MNIZAM - MATARA
It was more than two years before the Presdential Election in 2015 January, the anti Sri Lankan forces the CIA and M16 repreesentitg the U.S.A and the West, the RAW representing the hegemonic India, TGTE representing the Tamil diaspora the TNA and the UNP with the blessings of Ranil and Chandrika signed a 10 point agreement in Sngapore in 2012 Io nstitute a regime change in Sri Lanka and handed over the task od implementing this agreement to a gang of quislings headed by Sobitha thero and supported by more than 40 dollar voracious... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/07/18)

Vijayakala epidsode
Sudath Gunasekara
4.7.2018
First of all I request you all to read the following news report attributed to a living tigress, Vijayakala UNP MP and Minister for Women’s Affairs and Child care (Tamils only). Vijayakala sees need for LTTE in N-E 2018-07-02 22:53:36 It is seen that there is a huge need of reorganization of the LTTE in the North and East, State Minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran claimed today addressing the 'Janapathi Nila Mehewara' event at the Weerasingham Hall in Jaffna. She said that reports relating to traces of LTTE reorganizing are heard regularly... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/07/18)

Save the nation from neo-liberal quislings and pseudo-Buddhists  
By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA
It is after a long interval I am penning this article as I was bed ridden following a vehicle accident and underwent some surgeries.. During this period there were many articles, news reports and web postings related to the positive and negative socio-economic and political aspects of Sri Lanka which included fortunately Ranil Wickremasinghe becoming unable to force feed the Western, Indian and Tamil diaspora tailored federal and secular constitution, and the failure of the JVP hooligans to get their 20th amendment to provide dictatorial powers to their buddy and puppeteer Ranil Wickremasinghe passed.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/07/18)

Sri Lankan academic campaigns for a dictatorship
By K. Ratnayake  Courtesy World Socialist Web Site 4 July 2018
Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri, a professor at the University of Colombo, is conducting a thinly-veiled social media campaign for a dictatorship in Sri Lanka. Having previously postured as a supporter of democracy, Dewasiri is justifying his backing for a dictatorship by claiming it would be an “inducement” for a “democratic revolution.” Dewasiri began his political career as a student radical in the mid-1980s and embraced postmodernism in the early 1990s. He is prominent as an opinion maker among academics, postmodernists, pseudo-lefts and sections of the media and has cultivated close relations... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/18)

Why Western media rush to badmouth Belt and Road initiative
Source:Global Times Published:2018/7/4 18:13:40
Sri Lanka's debt problem is a hot topic nowadays. Western media outlets like the New York Times are keen to find fault with the China-proposed Belt and Road initiative (BRI). This time the South Asian island nation is their target. They are full of gloat when declaring that Sri Lanka was trapped by the loan taken from China for the construction of a port. They want to send a warning to countries which borrowed from China, forcing them to think about their ability to repay and speculating that defaulting nations will have to forego their land to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/18)

Chinese State Media Attacks New York Times for Questioning ‘One Belt, One Road’
breitbart.comChina’s state-run Global Times published an angry post against the New York Times (NYT) on Monday for a report critical of China’s immense “One Belt, One Road” infrastructure project, specifically the controversy surrounding China’s lease on a port in Sri Lanka.
The NYT said on Tuesday that angry Sri Lankan lawmakers launched a social media campaign to discredit two local reporters who worked on the piece. The New York Times report published on June 25 was entitled “How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port.” The gist of the report was that China pumped a vast sum of money into the Hambantota Port Development Project despite years... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/18)

Chinese financing to MR: Govt should down play
By Ranga Jayasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The recent story by New York Times that China Harbour Engineering Company financed the 2015 election campaign of ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa has caused ripples in politics. That they are only ripples and not tidal waves may imply a degree of political maturity of the government, unseen when it came to power in 2015 and suspended most of Chinese funded projects. That the government has so far reined in its ranks from pouncing upon MR and more importantly China, the largest bilateral lender, is also a somewhat departure from the usual Sri Lankan politics... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/18)

Interim order preventing proceedings of Avant-Garde case
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Appeal Court today issued an interim order staying the proceeding of the Avant-Garde case at the Colombo Magistrate’s Court, against former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and 8 other defendants until October 3, 2018.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/18)

China refutes so-called 'debt trap' over SL's Hambantota port project
China Daily
China and Sri Lanka are committed to pushing forward cooperation on the Hambantota port project and realizing the goal of making Sri Lanka the logistics center of the Indian Ocean, said a Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Tuesday. "This is not only conducive to the economic development of Sri Lanka, but also conducive to regional interconnection and the common prosperity of regional countries," Spokesperson Lu Kang told a press briefing. Lu made the remarks in response to allegations that appeared in US media reports, which stated that China's acquisition of the Hambantota port from Sri Lanka highlights its... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/18)

‘New York Times’ Exposé and UNP Duplicity
AMRIT MUTTUKUMARU Courtesy The Island
The brazen duplicity of our politicians unleashed on the people of this country with impunity makes one wonder whether we even deserve a vote. Under no circumstances is the writer advocating even a little bit of totalitarianism. What is amazing is that most of our present day politicians better known for their brawn are doing this to us on a regular basis. What does this say of us? An excellent current example of such duplicity is the reaction of the UNP led yahapalana government to the ‘New York Times’ exposé, alleging that one of China’s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/18)

Vijayakala’s suicide bombing, Northern Nazism, the Tamil Hitler and north-south politics
By Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island
July 4, 2018, 10:14 pm "And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?’ - WB Yeats, The Second Coming Though that may change, this island has so far produced only one movement which qualifies as Fascist by international standards. When the LTTE was decisively defeated in May 2009, the prestigious journal The Economist (London) described it as "almost classically fascist". This was not a journalistic flourish. In his 1999 book ‘The New Terrorism’, Emeritus Professor Walter Laqueur wrote that "in terms of its ruthlessness and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/18)

PM to take action after listening to Vijayakala
By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island
There was no need at all to revive the LTTE terrorist organisation, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday. He said action would be taken against State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran for calling for the revival of the LTTE. Making a special statement in Parliament, the Prime Minister said that what action should be taken against the State Minister would be decided after a meeting with her and listening to her explanation on the alleged statement she had made. PM Wickremesinghe made this observation, announcing the UNP’s stance on the controversial statement made by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/18)

මහජනතාවට නිකුත් කළ “සී 350‘‘ ලේඛනයේ ඇස්බැන්දුවක්. නිකුත් කර ඇත්තේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට දුන් පිටු 139 න් පිටු 127 යි.
මහජනතාවට නිකුත් කළ “සී 350‘‘ ලේඛනයේ ඇස්බැන්දුවක්.නිකුත් කර ඇත්තේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට දුන් පිටු 139 න් පිටු 127 යි.‘කෝප් සමාජිකයින්ගේ හා රවී කරුණානායක පවුලේ දුරකතන විස්තර නෑ.-මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය  CaFFE
ජාතික ලේඛනාරක්ෂක දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව විසින් අද දින මහජනතාව වෙත නිකුත් කරනු ලැබූ ‘සී 350‘‘ ඇමුණුමේ අන්තර්ගතව ඇත්තේ මහ බැංකුවේ නිලධාරීන් හා බාහිර පුද්ගලයින් පැවැත්වූ දුරකතන සංවාද පිළිබද කරුණු පමණක් ඇතුලත් වාර්තාවක් බව කැෆේ සංවිධානය නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් පවසයි. කෝප් කමිටුව පැවැත්වෙන කාල වකවානුව තුල කෝප් කමිටු සාමාජිකයින් හා අර්ජුන ඇලෝසියස් පැවැත්වු දුරකතන සංවාද පිළිබදවාර්තාවක් ද, හිටපු මුදල් අමාත්‍ය රවී කරුණානායක මහතා පැවැත්වූ දුරකතන සංවාද පිළිබද සවිස්තර වාර්තාවක් ද රහස් පොලීසිය විසින් බැදුම්කර කොමිෂන් සභාව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/18)

“SRI LANKA ’S KILLING FIELDS” Part 3
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The three Channel Four documentaries, “Sri Lanka’s Killing fields”, (2011) “Sri Lanka's killing fields: War Crimes Unpunished” .(2012) “No Fire Zone, the Killing Fields of Sri Lanka“ (2015))  are propaganda films intended to support the  war crimes charges against Sri Lanka. They were done to help UNHRC to target Sri Lanka. The films were aimed at gullible television audiences, equally gullible UNHRC members, and the foreign governments which bleat on behalf of the USA. These three films are like Russian dolls, each film is an expanded version of the previous film. The footage consisted of three segments.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/18)

Silence and Meditation Practices
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane  
Noise can have a pronounced physical effect on our brains resulting in elevated levels of stress hormones. Studies have proven that silence is good for your brain and by maintaining silence, one can feel less stressed, more focused, and more creative. Silence releases stress and tension in the brain and body, while noise bring about stress and tension. The brain can restore its finite cognitive resources in environments with lower levels of sensory input. When the brain is disengaged from external stimuli, one can tap into one’s inner stream of thoughts, emotions, memories, and ideas. Engaging... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/18)

Tamil MP's Dangerous Talk about Reviving The LTTE
Lankaweb Weekly Editorial
July 2nd 2018 State Minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran  has had the audacity make a public statement to the effect that "the LTTE needs to be revived ' which is a mind boggling suggestion by her that is not only treasonous but also a violation which points to a suggested breach in National Security and incitement to the Tamil people to help  re - organize the LTTE  and calls for a full investigation. There should be zero tolerance towards such irresponsible people especially those holding public office .It is treasonous as it suggests a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/18)

විදුලි හොරු නිදැල්ලේ...ජාතික විදුලි බල පද්ධතිය අනතුරේ   හොරුන්ට එරෙහිව නීතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කරනු.
චතුරංග ද අල්විස්, සභාපති, වෙබ් මාධ්‍යවේදීන්ගේ ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරය.
ලංකා විදුලිබල මණ්ඩලයේ වාර්ෂික අලාභය සියයට 240 කින් ඉහල ගොස් ඇති බව පවසන විදුලි බල මණ්ඩලයේ නිළධාරි රටපුරා ජාතික විදුලිය පද්ධතිය අවභාවිතා කරන කල්ලි කණ්ඩායම් පිළිබඳව නිහඬ ප්‍රතිපත්තියක් අනුගමනය කිරිම සැකයට තුඩුදෙන කරුණක් බව වෙබ් මාධ්‍යවේදීන්ගේ ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරය පවසයි. මිනිස්විත අවදානමට ලක්කරමින්, රටේ ජාතික විදුලිබල පද්ධතියෙන් හොරෙන් විදුලිය ලබා ගන්නා කේබල් නාලිකා බෙදාහරින්නන් ගැන වහාම නීතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා ලංකා විදුලිබල මණ්ඩලයේ සභාපතිවරයාට ලිපියක් ලබාදිමෙන් පසුව මාධ්‍ය හමුවේ අදහස් දක්වමින් එම ව්‍යාපාරයේ සභාපති චතුරංග ද අල්විස් සදහන් කළේ උතුරේ ක්‍රියාත්මක වන නීතිවිරෝධී කේබල් නාලිකා විකාශය කරන කණ්ඩායම් ජාතික විදුලි බල පද්ධතිය අනතුරේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/18)

Is this our legacy?
Chandrasena Pandithage
  Moving clouds bring them news Spread darkness throughout the state Bam! Bam! Bam! a new song Make people run, singing run run run   Oh, our dear heroes! You are the prominent figures who love the country Dark clouds are removed Open the pathway to see Sun, Moon and stars   Sun, Moon and Star rays began to flow back Blood and flesh smells vanished Blooming flowers spread freshness Parties, kinds of music uprooted past   Liberation has no long life. Satan stand and demand a change And they override the society Satanists are released and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/18)

දරු සම්පත
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම්. ජයතුංග
තම නිවස කරා එන අනාරාධිත අමුත්තන් දුටු පාර්වතිගේ සිත ගැහෙන්නට වූවාය. ඇය සිවරාජ්ට කතා කළේ භීතියෙනි. කුස්සියේ මේසයේ බත් කමින් සිටි සිවරාජ් ද අත නොසෝ දා සාලයට පැමි‚යේ පාර්වතීගේ තැතිගත් කටහඞ ඇහීමෙනි. කඩුල්ල පනින අමුත්තන් දුටු සිවරාජ්ගේ මුහුණේ තැතිගැන්ම සමග කෝපයක්ද ඇති විය. ඉදිරියෙන්ම පැමිණි  ‚ අමුත්තා  දාසන් බව ඔහු හඳුනාගත්තේය.   පියා ජීවත්ව සිටි කාලයේ  දාසන්ගේ පියා නිවසට මාළු සැපයීය. ඒ කාලයේ  දාසන් කොළු පැංචෙකි.  දාසන්ගේ පියා කර්යර් කුලයේ නිසා ඔහු නිවෙසට පැමිණෙන්නේ පස්සා දොරෙනි. හිසේ තබාගෙන ආ මාළු කඳ බිම තබන   දාසන්  ගේ පියා කුස්සියේ මිටි බංකුවේ ඉඳගෙන විටක් සප්පායම් වෙයි.  දාසන්ගේ කදේ ඇති මාළු බැලීමට සිවරාජ් ඉතා කැමතිය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/18)

PM asks President to temporarily remove Vijayakala Maheswaran
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has requested President Maithripala Sirisena to temporarily remove State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran from her ministerial portfolio until inquiries are completed. An investigation is being carried out regarding certain controversial comments made by the State Minister regarding the now defunct LTTE, during an event in Jaffna yesterday Several MPs from both sides today requested the Speaker of Parliament to relieve State Maheswaran from her post as an MP. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed Parliament that an inquiry will be carried out with regard to the statement and an appropriate decision will be taken afterwards. Joint Opposition members charged... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 03/07/18)

Will NYT allegation about Chinese contribution to Rajapaksa have the desired impact?
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, July 2: The allegation by New York Times (NYT) that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had accepted a contribution of US$ 7.6 million from the Chinese government owned China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) ahead of the 2015 Presidential election, is creating a sensation in Sri Lanka. But according to informed sources, the allegations are unlikely to have the desired impact, which is the destruction of the Rajapaksa family’s prospects in the 2019 Presidential election and the creation of a rift between Sri Lanka  and China. The reason for thinking so, does not lie in any belief that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/18)

New York Times calls on Mahinda Rajapakse’s faction to stop intimidating their journalists
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, July 3 (newsin.asia) – The New York Times, on Tuesday called on Sri Lankan authorities to ensure the safety of its journalists in the island country following allegations of intimidation from the Rajapakse faction. International Editor of the New York Times, Michael Slackman said a group of Sri Lankan parliamentarians allied with the former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, held a news conference to publicly criticize two journalists who contributed logistical assistance to a “rigorously reported and accurate” New York Times investigation into the Hambantota port, published on June 26. “It is unacceptable for journalists to be intimidated in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/18)

China dubs stories about Lanka being put in a debt trap as “fake news”
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Beijing, July 3 (Xinhua/newsin.asia): The spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Lu Kang, told the media here on Tuesday that US media reports about  China putting Sri Lanka into a debt trap are “fake news.” “Such reports seriously distort the facts, which are either irresponsible or under the orders of people with ulterior motives. We hope that the relevant media will not be keen on fake news,” he said. “The construction of the Hambantota port is the wish of successive governments and people of Sri Lanka,” Lu said,, adding that China encourages its companies... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/18)

විජයකලාට තවදුරටත් ඇමැති ධුරයේ රැඳී සිටීමට අයිතියක් නැහැ
උදයන්ති මුණසිංහ උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
විජයකලා මහේෂ්වරන් ඇමැතිවරිය කළ ප්‍රකාශයට අනුව තවදුරටත් ඇමැති ධුරයේ කටයුතු කිරීමට ඇයට නීතිමය අයිතියක් නැති බව පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි මහාචාර්ය ජී.එල්. පීරිස් අවධාරණය කළේය. රජයේ කැබිනට් ඇමැතිවරු දෙදෙනෙක් ඉදිරියේ නිල උත්සවයකදී එවැනි ප්‍රකාශයක් කිරීමට තරම් එඩිතර වීම හුදකලාව තක්සේරු කළ නොහැකි බවත්, මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා බලයේ සිටින විට මෙවැනි ප්‍රකාශයක් කළේ නම්, වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුව මෙන් තුෂ්ණීම්භූතව බලා නොසිට දැඩි ක්‍රියාමාර්ගයකට අවතීර්ණ වන බවත් ඔහු සඳහන් කළේය. ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂයේ ආර්ථික පර්යේෂණ ඒකකය මඟින් ඊයේ (03දා) පුංචි බොරැල්ලේ පිහිටි වජිරාශ්‍රමයේදී පැවැත්වූ මාධ්‍ය හමුවට එක්වෙමින් ඔහු මේ බව සඳහන් කළේය. වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ පීරිස් මහතා, ඇමැති ධුරයක් දරන්න කලින්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/18)

ඇමෙරිකාවේ පෙන්වූ චිත්‍රපටියේ තිර රචනය ලංකාවෙන්ද?
ආචාර්ය නාලක ගොඩහේවා
පසුගිය ජුනි මස 25දා ඇමෙරිකාවේ නිව්යෝර්ක් ටයිම්ස් පුවත්පතේ 'චීනය ලංකාවෙන් වරායක් උදුරාගත් හැටි යන නමින් පළවූ ලිපියක් ලංකාව තුළ වර්තමානයේ මහත් ආන්දෝලනයකට ලක්වී ඇත. එම ලිපිය මඟින් පසුගිය ආණ්ඩුවට එරෙහිව බරපතළ චෝදනා කිහිපයක් ඉදිරිපත් කර තිබෙන අතර හිටපු ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ අත්තනෝමතික තීරණ, ජනාධිපතිවරණයට ලැබුණා යැයි කියන ආධාර මුදල් වැනි අංශ කීපයකටම ලිපිය මඟින් අවධානය යොමු කොට තිබිණි. බැඳුම්කර මගඩියට අදාළ චෝදනාවලින් ගුටි කා හෙම්බත් වී සිටි රජයේ දේශපාලනඥයන්ට මෙම ලිපිය ඉඩෝර කලක ලැබුණු මහ වැස්සක් මෙන් වූ අතර මේ ලිපිය පදනම් කරගෙන ලහි ලහියේ මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාවක් කරන්නට ගිය එක්තරා පුරවැසි සංවිධානයක පිරිසක් මාධ්‍යවේදීන් සමඟ ගැටීමක් ඇති කරගන්නා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/18)

‘AG can be compelled to indict Vijayakala’ Call for reviving LTTE
By Shamindra Ferdinando
July 3, 2018, 11:59 pm Top constitutional lawyer Manohara de Silva, PC, yesterday said that the Attorney General could file an indictment in accordance with Article 157 A against State Minister for child affairs, Vijayakala Maheswaran. President’s Counsel De Silva said so when The Island asked him what action the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government could take against Maheswaran for call for the revival of the LTTE. The senior lawyer emphasised that the Attorney General could act on his own. Vijayakala successfully contested the Jaffna electoral District on the UNP ticket after the LTTE assassinated her husband MP... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/18)

මංගලගේ ප්‍රතිරූපය හදන්න EAP මාධ්‍යජාලය සුදීරන් අතට
https://youtu.be/LNsh-us-Dzk... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 03/07/18)

මංගලගේ මිලියන 30 ක කප්පම සහ SLVLOG අපිට තර්ජනය 18+
https://youtu.be/V6N_oGz7pHY... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 03/07/18)

Fallacy of NGOs opposing Dayan’s appointment to Moscow
H. L. D. Mahindapala
The predictable response of the 108 individuals and NGOs objecting to the appointments of Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka as the next ambassador to Russia is not only deplorable but also laughable. It is deplorable because the criteria on which they oppose the appointment consist of a whole heap of garbage surpassing the totality that piled up at Meetotamulla. This “Gang of 108” has suddenly woken up overnight to the necessity of upholding high criteria in appointing diplomats abroad even though they can’t name a single ambassador/high commissioner among the current lot who can match the competence... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/18)

ARE RELIGIONS ON THE HANDS OF WRONG PEOPLE? (PART 1)
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
The verification of religious messages whether they are true or false is an impossible task because philosophical aspects of religions seem to be related to life after death.  This means that nobody can correctly test the accuracy of religious beliefs as the life would be ended at the time of death, which means the beginning of the destruction of matter or material body of a human. The material body which is the supportive substance to ensure or to investigate on the religious philosophy was accurate or not, will be attainment with the death.  In such a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/18)

ARE RELIGIONS ON THE HANDS OF WRONG PEOPLE? (PART 2)
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
It seems that many religions have done a mistake attempting to interpret beginning and end of the universe as a religious event.  If religions were limited to preach only the social philosophy there wouldn’t be many religions with different philosophies. The social philosophy of all religions seems to be very similar. As the social philosophy purely focuses on the practical policy and the implementation of such aspects, we could have seen more different world today and no many religions exist in the world at present and there wouldn't be conflicts between religions or the sects of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/18)

අයි .එම් උදය ඉඳුනිල්ව මරා දැමුවේ කවුද ? උදය ඉඳුනිල් මිය ගොස් අදට වසර තිහකි
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
උදය ඉඳුනිල් කොලඹ නාලන්දා මහා විද්‍යාලයේ සිසුවෙකු විය​. එසේම ඔහු හිටපු බාලදක්‍ෂයෙකි. ජනාධිපති බාලදක්‍ෂ පදක්කම්ලාභියෙකි.  ඉඳුනිල් ඉතා හොඳ හැසිරීමක් සහිත වූ ඉගෙනීමේ දක්‍ෂතාවයක් තිබූ සිසුවෙකු විය​. බාලදක්‍ෂයෙකු ලෙස ඔහු කුසළතා පෙන්වූ අතර අප සමග බාලදක්‍ෂ කඳවුරු ගනනාවකට සහභාගී විය​. මට වසර දෙක තුනකින් ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ වූ ඉඳුනිල් සමග මම ගාල්ල රජෙස් කන්ද පස් දින බාලදක්‍ෂ කඳවුරට සහභාගී වූයෙමි. මට අමතරව රාජකරුණාද මාතර ආරච්චිද මෙම කඳවුරට සහභාගී වූහ​. ගාල්ල රජෙස් කන්ද පස් දින බාලදක්‍ෂ කඳවුරෙන් පසු මම 1982 දී ඉඳුනිල් සමග අනුරාධපුරයේ පැවති ලෝක බාලදක්‍ෂ  ජම්බෝරියට සහභාගී වූයෙමි.  එය මගේ අවසන් බාලදක්‍ෂ කඳවුර විය​. ඉන්පසු මම උසස්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/18)

LTTE should resurrect for freedom of Tamil people – Vijayakala Maheswaran
By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy Adaderana
State Minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran says that the LTTE should be resurrected for the freedom of the Tamil people. If Tamil people want to live freely, the LTTE should raise their hand again, she further stated. She made these comments at a state event held in Jaffna today (02). While she pointed out women of North are facing harsh difficulties, she also mentioned the recent murder of a 6 year old girl in Jaffna. https://youtu.be/_NVB_y4TWZA Meanwhile, the President is only engaged in the development of his party and does not check... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/18)

India gives tariff concessions on 3,142 items to China, other APTA countries
NEW DELHI, JULY 2
New Delhi has extended tariff concessions on 3,142 items to five countries including China, Bangladesh, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Laos PDR under the Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) effective from July 1, 2018. “As a founding member of APTA, India is committed to strengthening the APTA process through these concessions,” according to an official release. APTA is an initiative under the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) for trade expansion through exchange of tariff concessions among developing country members of the Asia Pacific Region, in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/18)

China refutes allegation it contributed to Rajapaksa’s poll fund
Courtesy Dawn
COLOMBO: The Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka has rebutted an allegation made by the New York Times that the Chinese company which built the Hambantota port had contributed 7.6 million dollars to the 2015 election fund of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. The embassy statement declared that the claim, made by the newspaper in an article on June 25, was “full of political prejudice and completely inconsistent with the fact”. It further said China “has always been pursuing a friendly policy towards Sri Lanka and firmly supporting the latter’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and opposing any country’s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/18)

The NYT should ask what US has done for Sri Lanka
By Su Tan Source:Global Times Published: 2018/7/2 22:38:01
The Sri Lanka handover of its strategic Hambantota Port to China on a 99-year lease in December of last year triggered concerns worldwide. The worry, which lasts till today, was conspicuously portrayed by a New York Times report published last week. The article accuses China of using a debt trap for vulnerable countries, which therefore fuels corruption and autocratic behavior in these "struggling democracies." Yet the report has drawn rebuttal from Sri Lankan politicians. The country's former Central Bank governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said the reporter used none of his views... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/18)

China took over a port in Sri Lanka, so what?
by Erin Dunne  Courtesy Washington Examiner. 
The Chinese government just took over a port in Sri Lanka, the island nation off the shore of India, and you should probably be concerned. Countries looking for development are increasingly looking east to China, rather than west to Europe and the United States. As America imposes tariffs on its allies and pulls out of international agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, China has been forthcoming with investment for infrastructure projects through its ambitious “One Belt, One Road” initiative. Although Beijing’s buyout of a port in a country that most American’s likely couldn’t locate... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/18)

එක ඩොලරයක් හොයාගත්තොත් බෙල්ල කපාගෙන මැරෙනවා
කුරුණෑගල - සුනිල් එස්. පැල්ලන්දෙණිය, පැල්ලන්දෙණිය _ බිමල් රුහුණගේ උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
'නිව්යෝක් ටයිම්ස්' පත්‍රයේ ගිය දෙයක් ගැන මට මඩක් ගහන්න පටන් අරන් තියෙනවා. එක ඩොලරයක්වත් හොයාගෙන ආවොත් මා බෙල්ල කපාගෙන මැරෙන්න වුණත් ලෑස්තියි. මෙසේ කියන්නේ හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂයි. සියදිවි නසා ගන්න එක පාපයක් වුවත්, අප ඒ දේ කරන්න ලෑස්තියි. මේ වගේ පට්ටපල් බොරුවලට සහ මඩවලට උත්තර දෙන්න ඕනෑ ඒ විදිහට යැයිද හිටපු ජනාධිපතිවරයා කීවේ පෙරේදා (30දා) කුරුණෑගල වැව රවුම පිහිටි හෝටලයකදී පැවැති උත්සවයකට එක් වෙමිනි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/18)

FCID ලොක්කන්ගෙන් මහින්දානන්ද කෝටි 5ක් වන්දි ඉල්ලයි
උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
සාධාරණ හේතුවක් නොමැතිව රක්ෂිත බන්ධනාගාර ගත කිරීමේ චේතනාවෙන් තමාව අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීම තුළින් සිය කීර්තියට හා දේශපාලන දිවියට සිදුවූ හානිය වෙනුවෙන් රුපියල් මිලියන 25ක් බැගින් වන්දි ගෙවන ලෙස දන්වා ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂයේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි මහින්දානන්ද අලුත්ගමගේ මහතා විසින් සිය නීතිඥවරුන් මාර්ගයෙන් පොලිස් මූල්‍ය අපරාධ විමර්ශන කොට්ඨාසය භාර ජේ‍යෂ්ඨ නියෝජ්‍ය පොලිස්පති රවි වෛද්‍යලංකාර සහ එම කොට්ඨාසයට අනුයුක්ත ප්‍රධාන පොලිස් පරීක්ෂක ආර්.ඒ.සී.පී. රණසිංහ යන අය වෙත එන්තරවාසි යවා තිබේ. නීතිඥ තුෂාර අමරසිරි මහතා මඟින් මෙම එන්තරවාසිය යොමුකර ඇත. මෙම එන්තරවාසි පිළිබඳව 'මව්බිම'ට කරුණු දැක්වූ ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂයේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි මහින්දානන්ද අලුත්ගමගේ මහතා කියා සිටින්නේ පසුගිය රජය සමයේ ක්‍රීඩා දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට කැරම් බෝඩ් සහ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/18)

Ranil, Hitler, and Maria Abi-Habib
By Charles S.Perera
Ranil Wickramasinghe is in a panic mode with the coming Presidential elections for which he is being proposed as a candidate by the UNP. Having lost at elections 30 times  facing the 31st election is  for him a very trying situation. He was already lucky to have had become the Prime Minister without having to face any elections , but the Presidential election is another kettle of fish. Therefore he hangs onto any straw to keep afloat in the flood of votes that sounds rushing in another direction. In order to  stop the tide of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/18)

A voice from the past about Bodu Bala Sena
By Rohana R. Wasala
After reading Dr Daya Hewapathirana’s excellent article titled “The Bodu Bala Sena Movement: Socially Engaged Buddhism”   (June 30, 2018), I thought I should share with the Lankaweb readers the following article of mine carried in The Island newspaper on May 6, 2014. It was still the time of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s presidency. The BBS, widely misunderstood because of its founder’s fiery temper, was a target of severe criticism both among friends and foes. Had the Mahanayake theras played a more active role regarding issues raised by the BBS, the plight of our monks today would not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/18)

NYT report: Mahinda Rajapaksa to sue for defamation
RAVI LADDUWAHETTY Courtesy Ceylon Today
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said he will be taking legal action against the New York Times, over a defamatory news report in the American newspaper, that he had solicited funds from a Chinese company for election purposes. “There isn’t an iota of truth in this massive defamatory report and I have filed litigation papers with my lawyers and will claim damages,” the former President told Ceylon Today. He said that the report has been filed for political reasons to tarnish his name and that it had been planted by interested parties in Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/18)

Mahapola Fund another victim of bond scams
By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island
The Mahapola Scholarship Trust Fund, which invested RS. 440 million in Treasury Bonds, had also lost Rs. 18 million due to bond scams, Executive Director of the Centre for Human Rights (CHR) Keerthi Tennakoon told the media yesterday. "A large number of institutions in the higher education sector have become victims of the bond scams as they have invested heavily in excessively priced bonds," he said. According to current CHR calculations, the loss, incurred by the Mahapola Scholarship Trust Fund, was Rs. 18 million, Tennakoon said. The Trust Fund had purchased the bonds... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/07/18)

Happy Canada Day
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.
O Canada My heart beats for thee The land of beauty and tolerance The nature's elegant creation Canada is White Canada is Black Canada is Yellow Canada is Brown Canada has the colors of the rainbow... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/07/18)

Chinese firms involved in 40% construction projects in Sri Lanka: Report
Courtesy The Times of India
COLOMBO: With Chinese companies involved in as much as 40 per cent of the construction projects in Sri Lanka, a trade body here has moved a Cabinet paper demanding foreign companies engaged in such works should have local partners. The Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIoB), an illustrious group of engineers and builders of Sri Lanka, said the China International Contractors Association (CHINCA) has a stake in 40 per cent of construction projects in the country, Colombo Gazette reported. "In the next three years CHINCA wants to increase their stake in the Sri Lankan construction industry to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/07/18)

Decline to destruction
By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
There is no question that we are in an economic crisis. It is certainly not a new development. Almost, throughout our contemporary history successive finance ministers’ special task was to go around the world with the begging bowl. As we turned into the new millennium, the then Government even contemplated selling the Sinharaja Rainforest to foreign investors to raise money. When the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam were arming themselves with superior weaponry, we were struggling to put boots on our soldiers’ feet. However, it was the previous government that came under the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/07/18)

Allegations made by the New York Times
MEDIA RELEASE Mahinda Rajapaksa Former President of Sri Lanka
The New York Times published an article titled “How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port” on Monday June 25, 2018 and our political opponents have made quite a carnival of it, marching to the FCID to make complaints, holding press conferences and calling for presidential commissions of inquiry. However the main allegation in this article - that 7.6 million USD had been given to me as campaign contributions by China Harbor Co during the 2015 presidential elections, is based on a Reuters report that appeared three years ago in July 2015.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/07/18)

නිව්යෝක් ටයිම්ස් පුවත්පතේ පලවී ඇති චෝදනා
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ හිටපු ජනාධිපති
පසුගිය සඳුදා “චීනය ලංකාවෙන් වරායක් ලබා ගත් හැටි” යන මැයෙන් ලිපියක් ඇමරිකාවේ නිව්යෝර්ක් ටයිම්ස් පුවත්පතේ පලවිය. අපගේ විරුද්ධවාදීන් පසුගිය දින ගණනාව පුරාම  මේ ලිපිය අලලා මූල්‍ය අපරාධ කොට්ඨාශයට පැමිණිලි ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම, මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡා පැවැත්වීම හා ජනාධිපති විමර්ශන කොමිසම් ඉල්ලා සිටින ආකාරය අපි දුටුවෙමු. මෙකී නිව්යෝක් ටයිම්ස් ලිපියේ  තිබුණු ප්‍රධාන චෝදනාව වූයේ 2015 ජනවාරි ජනාධිපතිවරණයේ වියදම් සඳහා චයිනා හාබර් සමාගම විසින් මට ඇමරිකානු ඩොලර් මිලියන 7.6 ක මුදලක් ලබාදුන් බවයි. මේ චෝදනාව සැබවින්ම පදනම් වී තිබුණේ මීට අවුරුදු තුනකට පෙර 2015 ජුලි මාසයේදී රොයිටර් පුවත් සේවය විසින් පල කරන ලද ප්‍රවෘත්තියක් මතය. ඒ රොයිටර්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/07/18)

DONATIONS TO POLITICAL PARTIES IN A DEMOCRATIC ADMINISTRATION
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
Political parties are an integral part of the democratic system and a symbol of democratic political administration.  Sri Lanka invented party politics during the British rule with the adult franchise and no decree was enacted by colonial rulers that donations to a legally registered political party were a punishable offense or a corrupt activity. According to the knowledge of the general public, making donations to a political party is not illegal activity from the point of view of the donor as well as the receiver. After the independence, no elected government either in UNP or SLFP... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/07/18)

චීන ආයෝජන ගැන "නිව්ස්‌" හොයන ඇමෙරිකාවේ ආයෝජන ගැනත් හොයමුද ?
 ශමින්ද්‍ර ෆර්ඩිනැන්ඩෝ  උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
පසුගියදා නිව්යෝර්ක්‌ ටයිම්ස්‌ (New York Times) පුවත්පත 2015 ජනපති මැතිවරණයේදී එවකට ජනපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ දිනවීමට චීනය කළ මූල්‍යමය මැදිහත්වීම පිළිබඳව කළ හෙළිදරව් දේශපාලන පොරපිටිය උණුසුම් කර ඇත.    රාජපක්‍ෂ දිනවීමට ඇමරිකානු ඩොලර් මිලියන 7.6 ක්‌ 'චයිනා හාබර්' ගිණුම හරහා වැය කළ බව හෙළිකර ඇත. ජනවාරි මස 8, 2015 ඡන්දයට දින 10 කට පෙර ඇමරිකානු ඩොලර් මිලියන 3.7 ක්‌ මැතිවරණ ප්‍රවර්ධන කටයුතුවලට වියදම් කළ බව පවසා ඇත. ඇමරිකානු ඩොලර් මිලියන 3.7 ක මුදලින් / 678,000 ක ටී ෂර්ට්‌ සහ අනෙකුත් ඡන්ද ප්‍රවර්ධන භාණ්‌ඩ සඳහා ද / 297,000 ක්‌ සාරි ඇතුළු අනෙකුත් තෑගි සඳහා ද වැය කළ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/07/18)

ලෝක කණිෂ්ඨ මළල ක්‍රීඩා ශුරතාව ක්‍රීඩකයින්ට සුගතදාස පිට්ටනියත් නෑ.ෆින්ලන්තයේ පුහුණුවට අවස්තාවත් නෑ
පුවත්පත් නිවේදනය කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන්
ජූලි 10 දින ෆින්ලන්තයේ දී ආරම්භ වන ලෝක කණිෂ්ඨ මළල ක්‍රීඩා උළෙල සදහ සහභාගි වන ක්‍රීඩක, ක්‍රීඩිකාවන්ගේ පුහුණුව සදහා සුගතදාස ක්‍රීඩාංගනය ලබා නොදෙන තත්වයක් පවතී.  ඒ යාඥා මෙහෙයක් සදහා සුගතදාස ක්‍රීඩාංගනය කුලියට දී ඇති බැවනි.  මේ ක්‍රීඩකයින් පුහුණුව සදහා ෆින්ලන්තය වෙත යොමු කරන ලෙසට ඉල්ලීම් සිදු කර ඇති නමුත්, එයට  මළල ක්‍රීඩා සංගමය හෝ ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යාංශය විසින් මේ දක්වාම අවස්ථාව ලබා දී නැතැයි කැෆේ සංවිධානයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා පවසයි. මේ සදහා වන ඉල්ලීම් දෙකක් ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යාංශය වෙත කැෆේ සංවිධානය විසින් යොමු කර ඇති අතර, එම අවස්ථාව ලබා දෙන බවට නිලධාරීන් වාචිකව ප්‍ර‍කාශ කළ නමුත්,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/07/18)

බැදුම්කර මංකොල්ලකරුවන් ‘මහපොළ ශිෂ්‍යත්ව අරමුදලත්‘ සුද්ධ කරලා
ලංකා බැංකුව හරහා සිදු කළ මගඩියෙන් සිසුන් 270 කට වසරක් මහපොල දෙන්නට තිබුණා -  කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් හෙළි කරයි
පර්පචුවල් බැදුම්කර මංකොල්ලකරුවන් ‘මහපොළ උසස් අධ්‍යාපන ශිෂ්‍යත්ව අරමුදට‘ ට ද සුද්ධයක් දී, එම මුදල් භාවිත කර විශාල ලාභයක් ලබා ඇතැයි ද, එමගින් මහපොළ අරමුදලට ලබාගත හිමි විය යුතුව තිබූ විශාල පොලී මුදලක්, ද පාඩු වී ඇතැයි ද, කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා රාජගිරීයේ අද පැවති පුවත්පත් සාකච්ඡාවක දී පැවසීය. මහපොළ අරමුදලට දුෂිත පර්පචුවල් බැදුම්කර වංචාව නිසා සිදුව ඇති පාඩුව කොපමණ ද යන්න තවමත් නිශ්චිතව ගණන් බලා නැත.  රු. මිලියන 440 කට මහපොළ උසස් අධ්‍යාපන ශිෂ්‍යත්ව අරමුදල් දුෂිත බැදුම්කර වංචාවට සදහා යොදාගෙන ඇත්තේ ‘ලංකා බැංකුව‘ හරහා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/07/18)

අකිල ආපසු පාසල් යා යුත්තේ ඇයි?
කතු වැකිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
දේශප්‍රේමය ගැන කතා කරන ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‌ෂ හැබෑවටම රටට ආදරය කරන්නේ නම් ඇමරිකානු පුරවැසි භාවයෙන් ඉවත් වන ලෙසට අධ්‍යාපන ඇමැති අකිල විරාඡ් කාරියවසම් අභියෝග කර තිබේ. දේශප්‍රේමය සහ ගෝඨාභයගේ පුරවැසිභාවය අතර ඇත්තේ කවර සම්බන්ධයක්‌ද යන්න අපට නොවැටහේ. ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‌ෂ ඇමරිකාවේ මෙන්ම ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේද පුරවැසියෙකි. එසේම ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට මහත් සේ ආදරය කළ දේශප්‍රේමියෙකු වූ එස්‌. මහින්ද නමැති බෞද්ධ භික්‍ෂුව ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පුරවැසියකු නොව තිබ්බතයේ පුරවැසියෙකි. බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය අධිරාජ්‍යවාදීන් සමඟ සටන් කරමින් කන්ද උඩරට ආරක්‌ෂා කරගෙන සිටි රාජසිංහලාගෙන් වැඩි පිරිස ලංකාවේ පුරවැස්‌සන් නොව ඉන්දියාවේ දෙමළ මිනිස්‌සුය. ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ස්‌වෛරීභාවය, දේශප්‍රේමිත්වය වෙනුවෙන් පෙනී සිටිමින් මෙහි පැමිණි බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය අධිරාජ්‍යවාදීන් සමඟ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/07/18)

සන්ධ්‍යා එක්‌නැලිගොඩට මා එදා කීවේ මෙච්චරයි... ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමියෝ පිළිතුරු දෙති
 සාකච්ඡා කළේ- සිරිමන්ත රත්නසේකර උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
මේ දේශපාලන තක්‌කඩි, ගෑනුත් නොවන පිරිමිත් නොවන උන්නේ මේ රට හදන්න උත්සාහ කරනවා කියන්නේ... මිනිසුන්ගේ ස්‌ත්‍රී පුරුෂ භාවය ගැන අපට ප්‍රශ්නයක්‌ නැහැ. අපි කොයි ලිංගයන්ටත් ගරු කරනවා. හැබැයි මේ ගෑනුත් නොවන පිරිමිත් නොවන උන් ටිකක්‌ ඇවිත් රට අනාථ කරන එක ගැන අපිට විශාල වේදනාවක්‌ තිබෙනවා.එම පිරිස කවුද නම් කියන්න පුළුවන්ද?එකම ගණයේ පුද්ගලයන් තිදෙනෙක්‌ කියලා හිතා ගන්න. එකම දම්වැලක පුරුක්‌ තුනක්‌. හිතන විදිය එකයි. ඇවතුම් පැවතුම් එකයි. පාට පාට සමනල ලෝකයක ඉන්න අන්න ඒ වගේ තුන් දෙනෙක්‌. ජම්පරයෙන් ද සිටියේ සිවුරෙන් ද සිටියේ ?  හිරේ යවන්න හවුල් ප්‍රබලයින් කවුද ?  රාජ යෝගයකුත් තිබෙනවා නේද... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/07/18)

කොල්ලකරුවන්ගේ වෙඩි පහරින් රාළහාමි ඇදවැටෙද්දි නැඟී සිටි මනුස්‌සකම ඔහුය
රුවන් ජයවර්ධන උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
 ඉකුත් සතිය විරුවන් දෙදෙනකු පිළිබඳ මුළු රටම කතාබහ කළ සතියක්‌ විය. ඉන් එක්‌ විරුවෙක්‌ වූවේ තම ජීවිතය නොතකා කොල්ලකරුවන් පිරිසක්‌ අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීමට යැමේදී එම කොල්ලකරුවන්ගේ වෙඩි පරහට ලක්‌ව මියගිය පොලිස්‌ කොස්‌තාපල්වරයා ය. මාතර නගර මධ්‍යයේ පිහිටි ස්‌වර්ණාභරණ සලක්‌ කොල්ල කෑමට පැමිණි සැකකරුවන් පිරිසක්‌ ලුහුබැඳ යැමේදී වෙඩි පහරකට ලක්‌ව මිය යන එම පොලිස්‌ කොස්‌තාපල්වරයාට අමතරව එම සිදුවීමේදී තවත් විරුවෙක්‌ රට හමුවේ හෙළිදරව් වන අතර ඔහු වීරත්වයට පත්වන්නේ තම දිවි නොතකමින් වෙනත් ජීවිතයක්‌ බේරා ගැනීම පිණිස කළ අභීත කැප කිරීම හේතුවෙන් ය. මාතර නගරයම ගල් ගැසී බලා සිටියදී නොබියව පෙරට යන ඔහු වෙඩි වැදී සිටි පොලිස්‌ නිලධාරියෙක්‌... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/07/18)

OUR COUNTRY NEEDS GOTA
Gamarala, Courtesy The Island
June 30, 2018, 7:11 pm There has been much hue and cry about the alleged request by the Anunayake of the Asgiri Chapter Ven. Wedaruwe Dharmakeerthi Sri Ratnapala Thera to Gota to be a Hitler. Consequently because of the ‘fear psychosis’ which many of our politicians suffer of Gota leading this country in the very near future, a spate of criticism has spewed out. Fortunately the Venerable Anunayake has clarified his statement. There is no desire or intent for Gota to be another Hitler. What he wanted Gota to do was to develop this country and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/07/18)

ප්‍රභාකරන් සාධකය පිලිබඳ මනෝ විද්‍යාත්මක විශ්ලේෂණයක් 
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග විසින් ලියන ලද ප්‍රභාකරන් සාධකය පිලිබඳ මනෝ විද්‍යාත්මක විශ්ලේෂණයක් නම් කෘතිය ගොඩගේ ප්‍රකාශකයන් විසින් එළි දක්වා තිබේ.   මෙම කෘතිය හරහා වේළුපිල්ලේ ප්‍රභාකරන් තුල තිබූ නායකත්ව සාධක මෙන්ම ඔහු තුල තිබූ සමාජ විරෝධී පෞරුෂ ලක්‍ෂණද පෙන්වා දෙනු ලබයි. මෙම පොත පිලිබඳ අදහස් දක්වන විශේෂඥ මනෝ වෛද්‍ය සරත් පඞුවාවල ප්‍රභාකරන් සාධකයේ සැඟවුනු මනෝ විද්‍යාත්මක පාර්ශවයන් කතුවරයා විසින් හෙළි කරන බව පෙන්වා දෙයි.... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 01/07/18)

ඉඳුරුවෙන් උපන් මහා ප්‍රාඥයයා - ‘නුතන කළමනාකාරිත්වයේ පියා’ - ආචාර්ය දේවප්‍රිය සෝමදාස බණ්ඩාරගේ  මහතා, අභාවප්‍රාප්ත වී අදට වසර 9යි.
ජයවීර  එම් කුමාරසිංහ
ආචාර්ය දේවප්‍රිය සෝමදාස බණ්ඩාරගේ මහතා (ආචාර්ය D.S. බණ්ඩාරගේ) ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පිරිස් කළමනාකරණයේ/නුතන කළමනාකරණයේ පියායි. එතුමා අභාවප්‍රාප්ත වී මෙම ජුලි මස 1 වෙනි දිනට වසර 9ක් පිරෙයි.  අභාවප්‍රාප්ත ආචාර්ය D.S. බණ්ඩාරගේ මහතා පිළිබඳව කෙටි ගුණ කථනයක් මෙසේයි: නිදහස ලැබීමෙන් අනතුරුව 1960 අග භාගය පමණ වනතෙක් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ බහුජාතික සහ අනෙක් විශිෂ්ට ගනයේ ලා සැලකිය හැකි පෞද්ගලික අංශයේ සමාගම් වල අධිපති සහ ජේෂ්ඨ විධායක තනතුරු හෙබවූයේ බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය ජාතිකයන් සහ කොළඹ රාජකීය/ සාන්ත තෝමස්, සාන්ත ජෝසප්/පීටර් වැනි පාසැල්වල උගත්, ඉංග්‍රීසි භාෂාව තම මවු භාෂාව මෙන් කථාකරන, ඊනියා ‘ප්‍රභූ’ පරම්පරාවලට අයත් වූ අය පමණි. ගාල්ල දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ, සුන්දර ගමක්‌ වන, ඉඳුරුව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/07/18)

ගෝඨා කවුද?
මාගම්පුත්‍ර උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
ගෝඨාභය පිළිබඳ බෙහෙවින් කතාබහට ලක්වන වෙනත් කාලයක් තිබුණේ නැති තරම්ය. ඒ තරමටම ආණ්ඩු පක්ෂයේ බහුතරයකුත් විපක්ෂයේ බහුතරයකුත් ගෝඨා ගැන කතා වෙන්නේ රටේ තීරණාත්මක කාලවකවානුවකදීය. "ජනාධිපතිවරණයට එන්නේ ගෝඨා" "ගෝඨා එන්නෙ නෑ. එන්නෙ බැසිල්" "මහින්ද තමයි තීරණය ගන්නෙ. සමහර විට මධ්‍යස්ථ කෙනෙක් වන චමල්ව දාන්න පුළුවන්" "බැසිලුත් නෙවෙයි, ගෝඨාත් නෙවෙයි, ශිරන්තිව දාන්නත් පුළුවන්" "ඔය කවුරුවත් නොවේ දාන්නෙ දිනේෂ්ව" මේ රටේ තොටේ ජනතාව හැම තැනම කතා වෙන දේය. එයින් බහුතරයකගේ කැමැත්ත මේ අතරින් කවුරුන් හෝ විය හැකිය. එහෙත් එය මහින්ද අතේ තියෙන තීන්දුවක් නිසා ජනතාව අතර මේ ගැන උනන්දුවක් ඇති අය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/07/18)


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