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News Archive for Nov 2014

TO A MAHINDA-RANIL ALLIANCE
By Gomin Dayasri
My buddy Joe J is a born UNPUer but knows no politics and cares less for it. Honest Joe stands for the country and for his party but is no card-carrying party member. His deceased parents voted UNP and Joe J carries the family tradition of belonging to the ancestral UNP. He stayed at home when Fonseka contested. UNP has not benefited from him or he from the party. Peoples' affiliation to politics is often personal and for reasons inane. Joe J cannot comprehend UNP successively forfeiting the candidature for Presidency and still wanting to be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

A reality check on the common candidate’s pledges
By Neville Ladduwahetty  Courtesy Island
The coalition that Mr. Sirisena represents has diverse interests. The formulation of the new Constitution has to be undertaken by this diverse group. Therefore, it would be reasonable to expect the process of formulating a new Constitution to take more time than the 100 day time frame he has pledged if he is to repeal the Executive Presidency. This was the case too with others who ran for this office and who had pledged to repeal the Executive Presidency. The intended nomination of Mr. Maithripala Sirisena as the common candidate of a coalition to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

What Maithri has forgotten
By Rohana R. Wasala
The Maithripala Sirisena affair reminded me of a silly character in a Sinhalese teledrama I watched some years ago. It was a good-natured simpleton who was being looked after by his  brother. In one episode this man is shown husking coconuts in a well-to-do neighbour’s compound, and he is heard saying to an inmate of that house standing nearby: “If you have any more coconuts to husk, bring them to me. Today I came here to escape from my brother. If I stayed at home he’d make me work”. Something that seems to have slipped the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

Opposition Ploys To Win Presidency Appears To Be Directionless Towards Success Although A Dangerous One!
Lankaweb Weekly Editorial
November 27th. 2014 Despite all the portrayals of common candidate  Maithripala Sirisena as a prudent choice ( somewhat contentious portrayals heavily biased in favour of the UNP which seem plainly visible to the more discerning), it may not be that prudent nor will it augur well for the country where a ship jumper Like Maitripala Sirisena and the bandwagon of UPFA deserters with no proper direction except the rhetoric pumped into them by their new found allies will not a President make based purely on his inconsistencies relative to lack of a proper manifesto other than to harp on the incidental woes... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

MAITHRIPALA, THE PRISONER
Nalin De Silva
Maithripala Sirisena appears to be a non starter. He is supposed to be the common candidate but there is no common opposition with a common view. There are at least three oppositions with respect to Presidential elections. The JVP, based on Sarath Silva's argument, is of the view that the Presidential elections are illegal if Mahinda Rajapaksa is allowed to contest. The JVP is thinking of establishing the dictatorship of the proletariat after an Arab Spring, with the support of the Western countries, calling the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

ආරම්භක ජනාධිපතිවරණ සටන 3.
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි.
ජනාධිපතිවරණ සටන ආරම්භව ඇත. එක පිලක අතිගරු ජනාධීපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාත්; අනිත් පසින් ශ්රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ මහා ලේඛම් මෛත්රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතාත් මේ වනවිට මැතිවරණ සටන සදහා සූදානම් වෙම්න් සිටී. ඒ චන්ද දායකයින් වන අපට පෙනෙන සිද්ධිමාලාවයි. සැබෑ ජනාධිපතිවරණය ඇත්තේ වත්මන් ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා හා මෙරට ඇති බටහිර තානාපති කාර්යාලවල දේශපාලන අංශ බාර නිලධාරීන් සමූහයා අතරය. මෙම තරගය සුප්රකට චෙස් ක්රීඩාවකට සමානය. බටහිර බලවේග හා මෙරට ජාතික බලවේගය මෙම චෙස් ක්රීඩාවේ නිරත වන ක්රීඩකයින් දෙදෙනාය. බටහිර බලවේගය විසින් සිය පලමු ඉත්තා පෙරට දමා තිබූ අතර; ඒ හිටපු ජනාධිපතිනි චන්ද්රිකා කුමාරතුංග මහත්මියයි. මේ සටනේ චන්ද්රිකා කුමාරතුංග... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

මේත්  මයිත්ත්‍රී  ගැනය්
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
මගේ මුල් ලිපියෙන්  මම කියන්නට අදහස්  කලේ  ස්රිසේනගේ ශාරීරික ඝාතනයක් ගැන නොවේ එහෙම චෝදනා දේශපාලුවෝ කරන්නේ වීරයින් වීමටය්  හැබය් පොළොන්නරුවේ  හාමුදුරුවරුත් එවැන්නක් විශ්වාස කරන බවක් දැන් පෙනෙය්  ශාන්තිවාදී තාපසයා  මෙලොව සම්පත් හැර දමා ගියනිසා අවයව කපන විටත් මයිත්‍රී කලාට ලෞකික සම්පත් පතා  දේශපාලනයට ආ සිරිසේන  ද්වේශයෙන් පෙළෙනු ඇත.  ලිපියෙන් අදහස් කලේ ඔහුගේ දේශ පාලන තටු කැපී   ඔහු  ශුන්ය වෙන හැටිය.ඉස්සර  අසරණ සිරිසේනදැන් ගත තීරණයෙන් පසු  අසරනයෙකය් කියා අනුකම්පා කල නොහැක්කේ චන්ද්‍රිකා හා රනිල් නම් දේශ ද්‍රෝහීන් දෙදෙනෙකු පිටිපස යන නිසාය. රනිල්ගේ හොර කොටි ගිවිසුම  ගැනත්  අනෙක් ඝාතන ගැනත්  චන්ද්‍රිකා නොදන්නා මෙන් සිට හොර ගිවිසුමට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/14)

Sri Lanka War Crimes allegations can hold water only if the accusers can name the dead
Shenali D Waduge
The efforts to bring down the curtain to the investigation on Sri Lanka will be to pin the argument of command responsibility thus enabling key heads already named to be indicted for war crimes, crimes against humanity and so forth. Nevertheless, for any war crime allegations to hold water there must first be bodies of dead to prove a crime has been committed. As things stand neither do we have bodies nor do we have names of the dead. What a preposterous situation when we have only allegations but nothing to substantiate them except experts from... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/14)

Sri Lanka must demand the return of the remains of Ven. Thotagamuwe Sri Rahula from Goa, if the DNA tests prove positive
Shenali D. Waduge
Holocaust, Crusades, Portuguese and Spanish inquisitions, Salem witch trials, Genocide of the native peoples of the Americas and Carribean, Genocide of Middle Eastern peoples, Genocide of Africans and Australian Aborginals, the Portuguese Inquisition in Goa and Sri Lanka the list can go on. These are unforgivable crimes committed by European Christians in the name of Christianity. Adolf Hitler was a Roman Catholic, a Christian. He had Jews killed in the name of God.  The Holocaust was conducted primarily to avenge the killing of Jesus Christ. That is why the Catholic Church including the then Pope Pius X11... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/14)

We are for President,will go around the country to beat Maithripala-BBS- Video
The Bodu Bala Sena organisation has decided to support Mahinda Rajapaksa in the forthcoming presidential election. election.The General secretary Galabadaaththe Gnanasara thera had said addressing the media in Colombo and had requested Maithripala Sirisena to come back to the government. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9hwZgmNYpM... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 27/11/14)

Demolition man Sirisena offers to form national govt out of 60+ opposition members
Hot News From Sri Lanka
 Opposition Common Presidential Candidate Maithripala Sirisena received a rousing welcome when he arrived at the UNP headquarters, Sirikotha, yesterday and claimed that he is there to demolish Mahinda Rajapakse government.  Sirisena, accompanied by UNP national leader Ranil Wickremeisnghe, Chairman of the Leadership Council Karu Jayasuriya, General Secretary Tissa Attanayake, Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa, Assistant Leader Ravi Karunanayake and several other MPs, addressed a gathering at Sirikotha for the first time.  Addressing UNP electoral organisers and members, former SLFP General Secretary Sirisena, said that a national government would be formed after his victory at the January... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/14)

The Executive Presidency Debate:  Are we not barking up the wrong tree?
By Garvin Karunaratne Former Government Agent, Matara District
The Presidential Election  is today the concern of everyone. Many ideas are mooted by patriotic persons and  most are of the opinion that many changes have to be done. It looks to me that some of the changes suggested like changing the Constitution is something that cannot be done within a short space of time. The demand on everyone’s lips is that the Executive Presidency should be abolished. It is said that the powers vested in the Executive President has enabled a dictator to emerge and therefore the Executive Presidency has to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/14)

What is wrong with an Executive Presidency ?
By Charles.S.Perera
Many seem to want the executive presidency abolished. The man who put in place the executive Presidency writing a whole new Constituency was unable to use the executive powers appropriately.  He was in fact manipulated by India to mutilate the very Constitution he fathered by forcing him to introduce into it an amendment unbecoming of a Sri Lankan National Constitution which  was prepared by Indians in India without even consulting him. That mutilation of the Constitution  was mainly due to USA , which JR thought was his friend who would stand by him if the necessity arises. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/14)

Cutting off the nose to spite the face
By Rohana R. Wasala
“It is a royal thing to be ill spoken of for good deeds.” Greek philosopher Antisthenes (445-365 BCE) commenting on the kingly prerogative, quoted with approval by Roman Emperor, Stoic philosopher and soldier Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE) in his philosophical work ‘Meditations’ Until Maithripala Sirisena and his followers from the SLFP joined them recently, the opponents of Mahinda Rajapakse seemed to hold it more important for the remainder of the comprehensive development programmes launched across the country under his stewardship to be open to the danger of being scuttled,  for the country to be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/14)

President Rajapaksa the last Executive President of SL
When all international challenges, the LTTE threat and the threat of separatism ends, President Mahinda Rajapaksa will himself declare that he is the last Executive President of Sri Lanka, SLFP Treasurer and Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dullas Alahapperuma told the Daily News yesterday.
Minister Alahapperuma said the day President Rajapaksa announces an end to the Executive Presidency will come definitely before 2020 (2015-2020). Till then “Sri Lanka will go forward and thrive with the Executive Presidency and defeat all existing challenges in the next few years,” he said. The minister said there is a major difference between... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/14)

Sirisena’s “My-three-pala-naya” (CBK, Ranil, And Himself) Has No Future
By H. L. D. Mahindapala 
  The politics of Maithripala Sirisena is bizarre, to say the least. He leaves the Rajapaksa regime because he was not given the premiership and his answer to his own problem is to abolish the presidency and appoint Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister, empowered with executive powers of the presidency. Where does this leave Sirisena? At the end of 100 days, when he  hopes to complete his demolition job, he will be left with nothing — neither the Presidency nor the Premiership. When he finishes his job of abolishing the Presidency and handing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/14)

BIZZARE MYTHS OF THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN SECTS.
Mahinda Weerasinghe
I wrote this piece as a comment to I. Ahmad essay, the heading of which is outlined below. On second thought the majority of my enemies would have missed it and I felt that they are unable to offer their valuable opinion. So I did a little bit of touching this up in order to get the bite and acidity flowing, and also made the subject juicer, and posted, for your reading pleasure.  “Ayesha’s Age at the Time of Her Marriage – A Response to “Innocence of Muslims” Posted on September 20th, 2012 By I. Ahmad No... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/14)

THE ‘QUESLING‘ TERM SHOULD BE REPLACED WITH A ONE MORE APPROPIATE; I SUGGEST: ‘RANIL-WICKREMESINGHE‘
Mahinda Weerasinghe Author of  Mission to Oslo
First Posted on September 26th, 2010 Mahindapala‘s ‘Ranil about to repeat Uncle JRJ‘s end‚ Posted on September 21st, 2010 was, factual, brilliant and informative. I read it with avidity. However there is subtler truth which unfortunately had eluded his attention. Obviously “‘Yankee dick”‘ tinkered with the UNP constitution to keep power for self. In fact his uncle ruled UNP with an iron hand.  Ranil Wickremesinghe informs the world at large that presently, the UNP leader is elected. He must be either joking or under the assumption that Lankans are bunch of nincompoops.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/14)

PAK-AFGHAN STRENTHENING RELATIONS
ALI SUKHANVER
 In a move intended to mend shattering and tattering ties with the Unites States, the newly-elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and US Ambassador James Cunningham, signed the Bilateral Security Agreement known as ‘BSA’ this year on 30th September at the presidential palace in Kabul. The deal allows the US to leave a small contingent of troops in the country beyond this year, when a NATO-led combat mission ends.  As a result of this agreement troops from Germany, Italy and other NATO members will join a force of some 9,800 US soldiers, bringing numbers up to about 12,500.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

රජීව විජේසිංහ හා බොදු බල සේනාව
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
අවංක මෝඩයින්     ආණ්ඩුවෙන් ඉවත්වූ රජීව විජේසිංහ මහතා අවංක මිනිසෙකි. ක්‍රිස්තියානි පවුලකින් එන ඔහු ක්‍රිස්තියානි-මාක්ස්වාදී දයාන් ජයතිලක මෙන්ම පෙඩරල්, 13-ඒ කාරයෙක් නිසා මා ඔහුවද සලකන්නේ කළුසුද්දෙක් ලෙසය. මේ දෙන්නාටම ඥානසාර හාමුදුරුවන්ගේ වචනවලින් කියනවා නම් අබ සරණංයි. යමෙක් හරිාකාරයට තොරතුරු නොදැන වලිගේ පාගා ගෙන දඟලනවා නම් ඔහු මෝඩයෙකි. මේ අනුව රජිව මෝඩයෙක් කියා මා සිතන්නේ බොදු බල සේනාව සම්බන්‌ධයෙන් ඔහු දරණ වැරදි අදහස් නිසාය.     ඔහු විසින් කලම්බු ටෙලිග්‍රාෆ් වෙබ් අඩවිය හරහා රාජපක්‍ෂ ජනාධිපති ගැන අපට සපයන තොරතුරු ඉතාමත් වටනේය. මෙයට අදාල අළුත්ම ලිපිය එම අඩවියේ නොවැම්බර් 25 දා පලවිය. මීට පෙර ඔහු බැසිල් ගැන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

“As long as I am in the government will monitor the actions of Ministers purchasing hotels”-Vidura Wickremanayake MP
The member of parliament for Kalutara district, Vidura Wickremanayake had said that he is closely monitoring the actions of Ministers who purchase hotels.Addressing a ceremony in Horana he said that SLFP is a very respectable party and the party should not be subject to humiliation by carrying out such demeaning activities .It is true we were subjected to injustice,which the President knows.When we told him he had intervened a number of times. There had been 720 calls to parliament on this subject matter.... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

BBS Trap, Will Maithripala Swallow?
Hilmy Ahamed
Attempts by the Bodu Bala Sena to align themselves with Maithripala Sirisena and the common opposition exposes without a doubt, the ulterior motives of the BBS. They would want to ensure that the minorities move away from the common opposition, and hopefully not turn up to vote. It would be a futile exercise to expect the Muslims or the Christians to vote for President Mahinda Rajapaksha because of the hate campaign that was allowed to be continued by the BBS, Sihala Ravaya and Ravana Balaya with impunity; hence keeping the minorities away from voting probably is the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

ශාන්තිවාදී තාපසයාට වුදේ මෛත්රීටත් වෙය්ද  
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
පුදනකොටම කා පී යකා කිව්වා වාගේ ඒ ජාප යේ ලොක්කෝ  දැන්සිටම  මයිත්‍රී  පාච්චල් කිරීම අරඹා ඇත.   දළදා මාලිගා වේදීම කිරි ඇ ල්ලේ  බෙරිහන් දුන්නේ '' දැනගනින්  මම ලෝයර් කෙනෙක් උඹ නිකම්ම ග්‍රාමසේවක  ,  ක්ලාක් කට්ටෙක්  ''කියමිනි   උද්ධච්ච මහන්තත්ත ඒ ජා ප නායකයන් ඉදිරියේ  මේ ගමේ   මිනිහා කෙසේනම් ඔලුව උස්සය් ද. සිරිසේන  ජනාධිපති වුනත් රනිල් ට sir   නොකිව්වොත්  කොතනදී හෝ වාඩුව ගන්නවා ඇත.    සරත් ෆොන්සේකා  රනිල් ට  sir  නොකීම ගැන ආඩ පලියක් තිස්ස අත්තනායකගේ පොතේ ඇත.  ගමේ බය්යා    , ගොය්යා  ග්‍රාමයා ආදී අපහාස උපහාස විඳිමින්  දිනුවත් දින 100න්  බලවතා වන්නේ රනිල් ය.  නාමික ජනපති... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

Who wants to celebrate Velupillai Prabakaran’s birthday?
Shenali D Waduge
It is a natural feeling for those that lived off the LTTE and those that lived because of the LTTE to mourn the death of Prabakaran and celebrate his birthday which falls on 27 November. But, what about those that died because of Prabakaran and his killer machine? While the UNHRC is carrying out a very selective period covering just 1/3 of LTTE’s criminal past, it is good to look back and mourn with the many Sinhalese, Muslims and even Tamils who must be still mourning the deaths of their loved one’s while some remnants of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

COMMON CANDIDATE FALLS FOR TIGER PLAN TO HANG MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA
Lakshman I.Keerthisinghe LLB, LLM.MPhil, Attorney-at-Law
Never stifle conscience for when it speaks you are in the path of danger; only when you are safe is it silent, yet none the less watchful, unsleeping. Never try to displace that judge who never leaves his seat, but sits moment by moment weighing every thought and action in his balance. - Edward Clodd - Conscience On 24th November 2014, newspapers revealed, a sinister Tiger plan to hang President Mahinda Rajapaksa stating that in the event the common candidate defeats the incumbent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

Who is Maithripala Sirisena - Mangala Samaraweera
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Health Risks Linked to Obesity
Dr Hector Perera            London
If it's mostly around your stomach (the "apple" shape), that may be riskier than if you have a "pear" shape, meaning that your extra weight is mostly around your hips and buttocks. Back home some people call it “Rabada”. The health risks of obesity are applicable to adults and children not just for children or adults only. A few changes demand for food away from home Next they ask what has changed in children's environment over the past three decades to upset this energy balance equation. In particular, they examine changes in the food market, in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

VICTIMS OF FRANCIS XAVIER OPPOSE THE PUBLIC DISPLAY OF HIS CORPSE, DEMAND RETURN TO FRANCE
BY INDIAFACTS STAFF
This report is the gist of a conversation that the IndiaFacts team had with Robert Rosario, an activist and leader based in Mangalore. For the first time, there has been an opposition within the Christian community over the upcoming public display of Francis Xavier, alleged to be a saint and miracle worker who lived about 500 years ago. This public display is also slated to be the first of such a display in 500 years. Francis Xavier’s dead body (alleged to have been preserved) will be displayed to the public in Goa starting on 22 November up... -Full Story-
(indiafacts.co.in - 26/11/14)

What follows after the victory of the Common candidate!
Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya  Melbourne 
Let’s assume the Common candidate Maithripala Sirisena whose dishonest past initially with the rice mills saga given a white wash by the multiparty panel as the Mr. Clean qualifies as the best pick to contest at the forth coming Presidential elections prevails!  Being the General Secretary of the SLFP who should have the courage to pin point the humongous maladministration in the government failed to steer the government in the correct path confirms he is a weakling to become a President.   If the present government with 2/3rd majority didn’t abolish the Executive Powers or couldn’t due... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/14)

Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 2015: Voters' Questions for the Candidates to Answer
Shenali D Waduge
A very non-partisan set of questions and suggestions is being placed for voters to put a perspective on matters and generate discussion and thinking ahead of casting their vote and before campaigns start. What the people must at all times be concerned about is that 5 years after the armed forces gave us a victory after 30 years of suffering should not be lost due to the scrooge of petty politics and personal revenge agendas. The country, the future of the people, the development of the nation and the security of the nation must be the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/14)

A defection that stinks to high heaven
Dr.Kamal Wikramasinghe
The personalities, factors and mechanics behind the defection of the former Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena from the UPFA to announce his candidacy - as the “common” opposition candidate - in the upcoming presidential elections make the move “stink to high heaven” at strategic as well as operational levels. It is no secret that Sirisena’s defection is a desperate plot orchestrated by Chandrika Kumaratunga, with the assistance of the British, US and Norwegian embassies in Colombo. It is a strategically menial attempt by the bitter and twisted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/14)

Where Sirisena are those who promised to come,they are coming Sir,Maithri
 lanka C news
The leader of the UNP had questioned the common candidate Maithripala Sirisena why those promised have not come yet.As they had come as promised earlier had disturbed Ranil Wickremasinghe.As a result there had been conflicts in the Ranil-Maithri pack.The common candidate position was given on such conditions.In the first media briefing Rajitha Senaratna too had said a number of opposition members were to cross.However when Ranil Wickremasinghe was concerned over this matter Maithripala Sirisena had said that do not worry Sir, they are coming. As a result, It is speculated that there is a significant... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/14)

Budget 2015 passed with 2/3 majority,Maithripala disappears…who is Chandrika’s Father?
... -Full Story- (lankacnews.com - 25/11/14)

අය වැය 2/3න් සම්මතයි.. පොදු අපේක්‍ෂකයා අතුරුදහන්… චන්ද්‍රිකාගේ අප්පා කවුද..?
පෙර පුවත්
Tomorrow if the budget 2015 is not defeated,do not call her father a Bandaranaike-Chandrika ලබන 2015 වසර සඳහා වූ අයවැය යෝජනාවලිය වැඩි ඡන්ද 95 කින් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී සම්මත විය. ඒ අනුව එම සම්මත වීම 2/3කින් සිදුව ඇත.ඡන්ද විමසීමේදී අයවැයට පක්ෂව ඡන්ද 152 ක් හිමිවෙද්දී විපක්ෂව හිමි වූයේ ඡන්ද 57 ක් පමණි.හිටපු ජනාධිපතිනි චන්ද්‍රිකා කුමාරතුංග මහත්මිය ඊයේ තිබුණේ සිටියේ අද දිනයේ අයවැය පරාජය කරන බවත් එසේ කල නොහැකි වුවහොත් තමන් බණ්ඩාරනායකගේ දුවක් නොවන බවත්ය.මහ පිරිසක් ගලවාගෙන එන බව කියූ පොදු අපේක්‍ෂක මෛත‍්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතාද පාර්ලිමේන්තුව පැත්ත පලාතක සිටියේ නැත. The third reading of the 2015 Budget was passed in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/14)

Why should Sri Lanka face ‘isolation’ for valid questions UNHRC is not answering?
Shenali D Waduge
Former diplomats and other political pundits are attempting to project a fear psychosis through the view that Sri Lanka should meekly allow a UNHRC investigation to conclude, silently watch the panel make its deliberations and announce its final report without demanding answers to some very valid questions. We are told that the West are the masters of good governance which Sri Lanka and similar third world nations must follow and central to that is the right to question and seek answers and if UNHRC is as transparent as it claims there is no reason for the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/14)

‘මෛත්‍රී උඹ අපිව කෑවා’ මහනුවරදී ලක්‍ෂ්මන් කිරිඇල්ල කෑ ගසයි
– මහනුවර විශේෂ
අද පෙරවරුවේ මල්වතු අස්ගිරි මහ නාහිමිවරුන් බැහැදැකීමට මහනුවරට පැමිණි විපක්ෂයේ පොදු අපේක්ෂක මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන සහ එජාප මන්ත්‍රී ලක්ෂ්මන් කිරිඇල්ල මහතා අතර වූ බහින් බස්වීමක් මල්වතු විහාරය අසලදී සිදුවූ අතර හිටපු දියවඩන නිලමේ නිරංජන් විජේරත්නගේ මැදිහත් වීමෙන් එය ඉතා අසීරුවෙන් සමථයකට පත්විය. මෙහිදී එජාප මන්ත්‍රී ලක්‍ෂ්මන් කිරිඇල්ල මෛත්‍රිගේ ජාතකය ඇද ගනිමින් බැණ වැදුණේ “මෛත්‍රී උඹ 32ක් ශ්‍රීලනිප මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් ගේනවා’යි කිව්වා. මංගල ප්‍රවෘත්ති  සාකච්ඡාවට 13ක් එනවා කිව්වා. කෝ ඒවා. උඹ මහ බොරුකාරයෙක්” යන වචන සමඟ අසභ්‍ය වචනද එක්කරමිනි. මෙහිදී මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන කියා සිටියේ මම ගනුදෙනු කරන්නේ රනිල් ලොක්කා එක්ක. මට  ඔයත් එක්ක ගනුදෙනු නෑ කියාය. එවිට තවත් තදවුනු කිරිඇල්ල කියා සිටියේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/14)

Maithri playing lead role in ‘Her Rage’
SLFP responds to Common Candidate-Courtesy The Nation
‘It’s nothing more than a mega teledrama,’ was how the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) described the move to field its former General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena as the opposition’s ‘Common Candidate’. Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development and SLFP Treasurer Dullas Alahapperuma made the above observation at a press briefing held at the SLFP headquarters on Saturday also attended by SLFP heavyweights Nimal Siripala De Silva, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, A.H.M. Fowzie, Susil Premajayantha and W.D.J. Seneviratne. Alahapperuma said that the title of this ‘teledrama’ could be ‘Her Rage’ (Ege Vairaya), referring... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/14)

පක්ෂ විපක්ෂ සියළු දෙනාගේ එකමුතුවෙන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ යහපාලනය හා ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය ස්ථාපිත කළ යුතුයි
පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක
ජාතික හෙළ උරුමය විසින් රටේ සමාජ ආර්ථීක දේශපාලන ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණයක් සඳහා වූ යෝජනාවලියක් ඉදිරිපත් කළ අතර එය ජනතාව අතර ව්‍යාප්ත කිරීමේ වැඩපිළිවෙළ අපි දළඳා සමිඳුන් වැඳ පුදාගෙන නුවරින් ආරම්භ කළේය. එය අද කොටුව, බොරැල්ල, මහරගම, නුගේගොඩ ආදී නගරවල ක්‍රියාත්මක කරනව. හෙටත් අපි රට පුරා නගර ගණනාවක ක්‍රියාත්මක කරනව. මේ මුළු සතියේම අපේ අරමුණ එය ජනතාව අතරට ගෙනයාමයි. අපි 27 වනදා කොළඹ මහජන පුස්තකාලයේදී මේ පිළිබඳව දැනුවත් කිරීමේ වැඩසටහනක් පැවැත්වීමට කටයුතු සංවිධානකොට තිබේ. කිසියම් පුද්ගලයෙක් අතිගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමා වේවා, ආරක්ෂක ලේකම්තුමා වේවා, හිටපු හමුදාපති සරත් ෆොන්සේකා මහතා වේවා, වෙනත් හමුදා නිලධාරියෙක් වේවා ත්‍රස්තවාදය මැඩලීම පිළිබඳ කාරණා සම්බන්ධයෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/14)

Maithripala – Ranil’s latest puppet
H.L. D. Mahindapala
The joint opposition was desperately looking for a common candidate to (1) end, if possible, its divisive, internecine conflicts and (2) present a formidable and acceptable candidate who could stand up to the incumbent, Mahinda Rajapaksa. On Friday (November 20, 2014) the mystery candidate revealed himself : Maithripala Sirisena which the Opposition strategists calculate to be a coup because he was the General Secretary of the SLFP.  They also took into consideration some of  his Sinhala-Buddhist credentials which Ranil Wickremesinghe lacks.  But can they achieve their goal by appointing Maithripala Sirisena as the common candidate? Or... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/14)

A Critical Analysis of the 2015 Sri Lanka Presidential Election
Shenali D Waduge
 The impression given to the public is that the country has had enough of President Rajapakse and his family rule – if the country hated President Rajapakse so much why did the main Opposition and the Opposition parties need to fish for and field a Common Candidate? What is interesting is not the nomination of the General Secretary of the SLFP to contest against the incumbent President but the fact that at a crucial press conference announcing the common candidate the absence of the UNP was a noteworthy factor giving rise to the question how many... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/14)

The Hidden Agenda!
“The day that he is beaten in an election… Rajapaksha will be taken by international criminal court..”- Suren Surendiran, spokesman and director of Strategic Initiative for the Global Tamil Forum — with Amile Dilshan, Janitha Rubasinghe and Theekshana Sankalpa.... -Full Story- (https:/facebook.com/ - 24/11/14)

ආරම්භක ජනාධිපතිවරණ සටන 2.
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි.
අවුරුදු 47ක් ශ්රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ වැඩකල බව කියන එතුමා; එම පක්ෂයේ ලේඛම් වශයෙන් වසර; 13ක් සේවය කර ඇත්තෙකි.වැදගත් හා බලගතු පදවියක් දැරූ ඒ මහතා; වැඩිම කාලයක් පක්ස ලේකම් තුමා වශයෙන් කටයුතු කර ඇත.තවද මේ වනතෙක් එසේ කටයුතු කරමින් සිටින විටදීම; මුලු පක්ෂයටම හොරා ඔහු එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය හා සාකච්චා කොට එකගතාවයන්ට පැමිණි බව පවසයි. මේ රටේ පොදු ජනතාව මේ මහතා කියන මේ වගන්ති පෙල මනාව සනිටුහන් කර ගත යුතුය. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaAVpkGLitU “අපි ශ්රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයත් එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයත් ඒවගේම අර අපි එනගතාවය ඇතිකරගත් මේ රටතුල කලයුතු වෙනස්කම් සදහා ප්රතිපත්තිමය තීරණ වලට එකගවූ දේශපාලන පක්ෂ රාශියක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

 ජේ ආර් ගේ සිහිනය හා හෙළ බොදු සිහින
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
මීට පෙර  මේ ගැන ලියු කෙටි සටහන පලවී නැති නිසා නැවත ලියන්නේ  ඒ ජා ප යේ යෝධයින්ගේ පැටිකිරිය  පෙන්වා දීමටය්  1941 දී  ජේ ආර් විසින් සිලෝන් නැෂනල්  කො  න්ග්රසයට යවන ලද සංදේශයේ මෙසේ සඳහන් වේ ---------'''අපේ ජාතියේ ප්‍රභවය ඇතිවුයේ නැතහොත්  අපේ ජාතියේ තිඹිරිගෙය වුයේ  ඉන්දියාවය්. අප ඉන්දියාව සමග ෆෙඩරල්  ක්‍රමයක් ඇතිකර ගැනීමට  සාකච්චා කිරීම සැලසුම් කිරීම  හා ඒ ක්‍රමය  ක්‍රියාත්මක  කිරීම යනාදිය  ගැන සිත් යොමුකළ යුතුය. එසේ ඇති කර ගන්නා fedaral  ක්‍රමය යටතේ   ලංකාවට  ඉන්දියා ප්‍රාන්තයකට  ලැබෙන අයිතිවාසිකම්  තිබිය යුතුය...........දුටුගැමුණු පැරකුම් යුග ගැන සිහින මැවීම  වැඩක් නැත.  තම්බි මුදලි දොන් අදිරියන් ජයවර්දන  සිංහලයන්ට විරුද්ධව ඉංග්‍රීසි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

Tomorrow if the budget 2015 is not defeated,do not call her father a Bandaranaike-Chandrika
 lanka C news
It is reported that a campaign has started by the opposition to defeat the government in the budget proposals 2015 voting.There had been an operation in coordinating the Members of the government.This operation has been started by the opposition now and initiated by the former president Chandrika Kumaratunga. When Chandrika Kumaratunga had not brought  the promised members to the opposition,Ranil Wickremasinghe had blamed her.Replying to him the former president had told that if he does not get the budget 2015 defeated tomorrow do not call her as a daughter of a Bandaranaike.In this regard a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

Maithripala is a weak link,the ones who came not strong,where the 45 who promised to come,Ranil accuses Chandrika
lanka C news
It is reported that Ranil Wickremasinghe has scolded Chandrika Kumaratunga accusing why the promised 45 members have not come yet. He had said that he consented to Maithripala Sirisena to be the common candidate as he was in the opinion se huld brhing in 45 members more than the present number of UNP members.At the media briefing he had said that 20 more members were coming.Now where are those who were to come he had asked.He had also asked where are the strong members who promised to come.He regret for allowing a weak person... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

මෛත‍්‍රීපාල කැඳයෙක්.. ආව උන් පෙන්දෝ.. ගේනවා කිවු 40 කෝ.. උඹ මාව කෑවා – රනිල් චන්ද්‍රිකාට බැණ වදී -හෙට අයවැය පරද්දනවා.. එහෙම නොකලොත් මගේ තාත්තා බණ්ඩාරනායක නොවෙයි..චන්ද්‍රිකා
lanka C news
ශ‍්‍රීලනිපයෙන් ගෙන එන බව කියූ මන්ත‍්‍රිවරු 45 තවම නාවේ මන්දැයි එජාප නායක රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහ හිටපු ජනාධිපතිනි චන්ද්‍රිකා බණ්ඩාරනායකට බැණ වැදී ඇතැයි වාර්තා වෙයි.තමන් මෛත‍්‍රීපාල සිරිසේනට පොදු අපේක්‍ෂක කම ලබා දෙන්නට එකඟ වූයේ දැන් එජාපයේ සිටින මන්ත‍්‍රි පිරිසට වඩා වැඩි ශ‍්‍රීලනිප මන්ත‍්‍රී පිරිසක් ගෙන එන බවට පොරොන්දු වූ නිසා යයිද පවසා ඇති ඒ මහතා පසුගියදා පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවටද ගෙන එන බව කී ශ‍්‍රීලනිප මන්ත‍්‍රිවරුන් 20 කොහේදැයි ප‍්‍රශ්ණ කර තිබේ. එම මාධ්‍ය හමුවටද චන්ද්‍රිකා විසින් වාඩි කරවන බවට සහතික කල බල කණු කොහේදැයි විමසා ඇති වික‍්‍රමසිංහ මහතා මේ පෙන්දන් වෙනුවෙන් තමන් ජනාධිපති අපේක්‍ෂක ධුරය මෛත‍්‍රීපාල වැනි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

සිහි විකල් කල නාගරික තරුණ චන්ද දායකයා
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
ගමේ ගොඩේ අ යට වඩායමක් කමක් දන්නේයය් හිතන විනෝදයටහා වල්බූරු නිදහසට  වැඩියෙන් බරවූ  නාගරික චන්ද දායකයින්  විසින් ළඟ එන චන්දය ගැන  කල   face  book  සටහන්  විසි තිස් ගණනක්  මගේ තරුණ ඥාතියෙක් විසින්  මට පෙන් වූ විට  මම වික්ෂිප්ත වුයෙමි.  මොවුන්ට  අනුව මහින්ද රජය  පරද වීම අතය වශ්ශය. රනිල්  කෙතරම් ගව්රවනීය පුද්ගලයෙක් දය කිවහොත්  ඔහු  තමන්ට ජනපති වීමට ඇති අවස්තාව අනුන්ට දන් දුන්  මහා කාරුණික දේශ හිතෛශියෙකි . එවැන්නක් කල හැක්කේ  මහාත්මා ගති ඇති අයෙකුට පමණි .විසි වාරයකට කිට්ටුව රනිල් දිගටම පැරදුන අයෙක් බවවත් මුන් දන්නේ නැත.  රනිල් ගේ හොර කොටි ගිවිසුම   බට ලන්දේ ඝාතන  හා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

ආරම්භක ජනාධිපතිවරණ සටන 1.
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි..
මෙය ලංකා ඉතියාසයේ සුවිශේෂී සිදුවීමකි. එදා සී. පී ද සිල්වා ආමාත්‍යතුමා නියෝජනය කලේද මේ මෛත්රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා නියෝජනය කල දිස්තුරික්යම වීම විශේෂයකි.ප්රගතිශීලී රජයන්ට “පිටිපස්සෙන් සිට පිහියෙන් ඇනීම“ වශයෙන් නම් කරන ලද මේ ක්රියාවලිය එදා එසේ නම් කරන ලද්දේ සිරිමාවෝ බණ්ඩාරණායක මැතිණිය විසිනි. ඉතිහාසය සමාජයේ සිදුවීම් විටෙක සරදමකට ලක් කරයි. මෙයද එවැනි එක් අවස්ථාවකි. එදා අගමැතිණි සිරිමාවෝ බණ්ඩාරනායක මැතිණිය මහත් වේදනාවෙන් ප්රකාශ කල “සී. පී. ද සිල්වා පිටිපස්සෙන් සිට මට පිහියෙන් ඇන්නා“ යයි කියන විට තමාගේ දෙවැනි දියණිය යම් දිනකදී මේ කාර්යම අනාගත රාජ්‍ය නායකයකු විනාශ කිරීම සදහා පාවිච්චි කරන බවක් නොසිතන්නට ඇත.ඇය සී. පී. ද සිල්වා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

How many UNPers will vote for a Farmer from the Opposite Camp?
 Shenali Waduge
The UNP - is a party where CLASS factor is undeniable - it is why Sajith will never be accepted, it is why Dayasri left, it is why Premadasa had to be excepted because of no other choice but why Maithripala will not be accepted (strange that NO UNP sat at the press conference announcing Maithripala's candidature as common candidate)  Will UNP voters fall for trap - Remember the trishaw driver Municipal elections in 2006? Sirisena Cooray asked UNP votebase to vote for the trishaw driver claiming he would hand over power once elected. That did not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

Govt. may consider dissolution if there is mass defection
Courtesy The Sunday Times
Government seniors were this week considering the possible early dissolution of Parliament, the Sunday Times learns. Consultations at the highest levels were held on the pros and cons of dissolving Parliament. This comes against the backdrop of the revolt by a section of ruling UPFA Ministers and MPs who have opted to back the opposition’s common candidate, former SLFP General Secretary and Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena at the January 8th presidential election against incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Mr. Sirisena’s party post was handed over to Petroleum Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa and the Health Ministry... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

Maithri takes over traitor’s role from Fonseka
University of Politics
Last week’s political arena heated up towards the weekend after President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday afternoon signed the proclamation declaring his intention to hold a presidential election seeking another term. On the following day, Elections Commissioner Mahida Deshapriya announced that nominations for the Presidential election will close on December 8 and the election will be held on January 8, 2015. President Mahinda Rajapaksa convened a sudden Cabinet meeting at the Presidential Secretariat just hours before he signed the proclamation declaring his intention to hold a presidential election after completing the first four years of his second... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

Opposition’s conspiracy with LTTE rump come to light
Daily News
The conspiracy hatched in the West and plotted at former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga’s official residence came to light when the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) jumped the gun, claiming that they would take President Mahinda Rajapaksa to an international war tribunal if Maithirpala Sirisena wins the next Presidential election. A day after Maithripala Sirisena was named the joint Opposition candidate following a conspiracy by Kumaratunga and her confidant, UNP parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera, the GTF has disclosed its future plans. The LTTE front organisation is yearning to take the leaders who ushered in peace to the country before... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/14)

Common candidate Maithripala Sirisena- a catspaw !
P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne
After months of labouring, the opposition has named a candidate for the Presidential election to be held on 8th Jan 2015 - Health Minister and SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena.   At a meeting held at the Town Hall yesterday he had said that, ´The executive Presidency would be abolished within 100 days of his election as President and had promised that the UNP leader Ranil would be appointed as Prime Minister´.The same promise was made by Sarath Fonseka at the 2010 election.  During  previous elections as well prospective candidates made promises to abolish the executive Presidency but those promises  never materialised. With all... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/14)

මෛත‍්‍රී ජනාධිපති වෙලා පැය 24න් විධායක බලතල අගමැතිට
– ලසිත දුමින්ද Divaina
ඉදිරි ජනාධිපතිවරණයට පොදු අපේක්‍ෂකයා ලෙස ඉදිරිපත් වී සිටින ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස්‌ පක්‍ෂයේ මහ ලේකම් සහ සෞඛ්‍ය ඇමැති මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතාගේ ජයග්‍රහණයට පූර්ණ සහයෝගය දැක්‌වීමට එක්‌සත් ජාතික පක්‍ෂ කෘත්‍යාධිකාරී මණ්‌ඩලය තීරණය කළ බව එජාප මහ ලේකම් තිස්‌ස අත්තනායක මහතා පැවැසීය. හෙතෙම මේ බැව් පැවසුවේ ඊයේ (21 වැනිදා) සවස එජාප මූලස්‌ථානය වන සිරිකොත හිදී පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවේදීය. මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා 2015 ජනවාරි 08 වැනිදා පැවැත්වෙන ජනාධිපතිවරණයෙන් ජයග්‍රහණය කළ පසු ආණ්‌ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්‌ථාවේ ඇති 38/1 බලතල අනුව පැය 24 ක්‌ ඇතුළත විධායක බලතල අගමැතිවරයා වෙත පවරා ගැනීමටත් 17 වැනි ව්‍යවස්‌ථාව බලාත්මක කිරීමටත්, මැතිවරණ ක්‍රමය වෙනස්‌... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/14)

Minister Maithripala Sirisena Attempt to Obstruct Justice to Safeguard Son Daham who Attacked Asela Waidyalankara
By D.B.S.Jeyaraj Courtesy dbsjeyaraj.com
(Former Health minister Maithripala Sirisena is the man of the moment having quit the UPFA Govt and coming forward as the common opposition candidate challenging incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa for the Presidency with the slogan “Supirisidu Nayakathwayak, Maithree Palanayak”.This article was written by me at a time when Maithripala Sirisena was riding high as a powerful govt minister. This particular piece is about how Maithripala Sirisena’s son daham Sirisena and his drunken friends assaulted Asela Waidyalankara in front of his wife at a beach resort in Paasikudah in Batticaloa district.Asela the son of Senior... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/14)

AIYO SIRISENA!
Chaminda Perera  Courtesy The Daily News
 I feel sorry for him, says President; ‘now Ranil has Maithree at home and out!’
SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena has fallen into the opposition’s trap the same way Sarath Fonseka did in 2010, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday. “Today our General Secretary is leaving the party to contest the upcoming Presidential election from the United National Party. I feel sorry for him,” he said. President Rajapaksa added that he is contesting the Presidential election this time with a candidate who... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

SLFP General Secretary and Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena as Opposition Common candidate
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Arriving with Former President Chandriak Kumaratunga and MP Rajitha Senaratne at the New Town Hall SLFP General Secretary and Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena declared himself as the common candidate for the upcoming presidential election. He Began his speech by reciting verses of the Dhamma pada said he will endure media freedom, abolish 13th amendment and will also change the current electoral system. He declared that he will abolish the executive presidency within 100 days. We should develop the economy of estate sector and private employees. We should develop the economy of estate sector as well as the private... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

Despite the Common Candidate Agreement, UNP Plans to Field Own Candidate
Dilrook Kannangara
Celebrations in the Maithripala Sirisena camp will be short lived as the UNP plans to double-cross the kingmakers and their strategists. UNP has agreed to support this common candidate. However, UNP has no intention of living under a traditional rural SLFP stalwart. UNP’s plan is to get the common candidate to submit his nominations for the presidential election and then field its own candidate under the UNP. The end result will be both the common candidate and the incumbent will lose as they appeal to the same vote base, and the UNP candidate will emerge victorious. This... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

තම්බිගේ මස් පිහියේත් ඇත සත් කරුණා හා මෛත්‍රී
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
මෙය කෙටි සටහනකි  දිගට ලියන්නට  නොහැකි තරමට හිත වික්ෂිප්තය. මෛත්‍රී පාල     සිරිසේන  අහිංසකයෙක් හා වැඩකිරීමට උනංදුවූ අයෙකි  ඖෂධ පනත ගෙන එන්නට වලිකෑ වේය එහෙත් ආණ්ඩුවේ ධන වැද්දෝ ඔහුට හරස් වුහ.. ඔහු අස්විය. හිතේ අමාරුවට අස්වුවද ඔහු  සේවනයට තෝරා  ගන්නේ බාලයන්ය. චන්ද්‍රිකා  අලජ්ජි අමන ගැහැනියකි  ශ්‍රී ල නි පයේ ප්‍රතිපත්තිත්  තම අම්මාත් තාත්තාත් පාවාදී  අන්‍යාගමික නළුබට්ටේකුට වහ වැටී  දරුවනුත් අන්‍යාගමික කර රටත් ජාතිවාදී දෙමල ගහලයන්ට පාවා දුන්  මුළු මහත් ත්‍රි සින්හලේටම  සාපයක් වූ ස්ත්‍රියකි  රනිල් නංවූ ද්‍රෝහියා උපතේ සිටම දේශ ද්‍රෝහියෙකි  කොටි සංවිධානය  තිබුනාට වඩා සිය ගුණයකින් වර්ධනය කර  සිංහලයන් විනාශ කිරීමට  කටයුතු කලේ ඔහුය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

ඔහොම යං
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
 වසර දස දහස් ගණනාවක් තිස්සේ අපේ කුඩා දිවයින  හදමින් වඩමින්මෙරට වාසභූමි කරගෙන සිටි යක්ෂ නාග  නම්වූ  ඔ  දැ ති  තෙදැති   සුපිරි  තාක්ෂණික ප්‍රජාව  මේ රට  ඉදිරියටත් නොනැසී පවත් වා ගෙන යාමට තරම් දක්ෂ බවදුටු බුදු හිමියෝ  තෙවරක්ම  වැඩම කර ඔවුන්ට ඒ සඳහා අවශ්‍ය ඥාන සම්භාරයද  ලබාදුන්නේ  ඉදිරියේදී තවත්  වැඩිදියුණු වූ සමාජයක් ඇතිකරලීමේ පරමාර්ථයෙනි පසුව ඔවුහු  ආර් ය  යන්ද  සමග එකතුවී  සිංහල නම්වූ ජාතිය බිහිකර   ශ්‍රේෂ්ට  සන්ස්ක්රුති යක් හා ශිෂ්ටාචාරයක්  බිහිකර  තමන්ගේ යය ආඩම්බරයෙන් කිවහැකි  රටක උරුමක්කාරයෝවුහ  සියලු පරසතුරු උවදුරු  මැඩ ලමින් රැකගෙන ආ  රට  පරදෙශීන්ට   අයීති වෙන්නට ඉඩදෙන නීති රීති හදා  ගෙන  පරදෙශීන්ට අවශ්‍ය අන්දමට ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

රජුන් තැනීම හා දොරකඩ මාරාව
ආචාර්ය චන්දන ජයලත්
ඕනෑම බිබික්කමක් වෙනුවෙන් තම වටිනා ඡුන්දය දීමට පෙළඹෙන ජනතාවක් සිටිති. අපි කැපුවත් කොළ පාට නැත්නම් නිල් පාට යැයි උජාරුවෙන් සිටින තවත් පිරිසකි. බහුමතවාදී ලාංකීය ඡුන්ද පදනමක් තූල වැනි වැනී සිට අවසන් මොහොතේ යන දිශාව බලා ඡුන්දය දෙන රැුල්ලකුත් නැතුවා නොවේ. තව පිරිසක් ඡුන්දය කටු ගා එති. තවත් අය ඡුන්දය දීමෙන් වැළකී සිටිති. මේ දෙකෙන්ම සිදුවන්නේ තමාට ඇති වටිනාම ඡුන්ද බලය නිරපරාදේ නාස්ති කර ගැනීමයි. ඔවුන්ට අමතක වී ඇති කාරණය නම් තම කුස්සියේ ලූණු පොල් කට්ටේත් දේශපාලනය ගැබ් වී ඇති බවයි. තම කන බොන අඳින පළදින හා ජීවත් විය යුතු ආකාරය තීරණය කරන්නා තමා නොව දේශපාලනඥයා බවයි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

Who is Maithripala Sirisena
Wikipedia
Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena (born 3 September 1951) (known as Maithripala Sirisena) Sinhala: මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන is a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. He joined mainstream politics in 1989 and has held several ministries since 1994. He is the incumbent Cabinet Minister for Health and the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. He escaped an assassination attempt carried out by a suicide cadre of the LTTE in 2008. Sirisena was born on 3 September 1951. He was educated at Royal College, Polonnaruwa.[1] He has studied agriculture from the School of Agriculture in Kundasale. He... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

5 years post-LTTE defeat – Time for grievances of Sinhalese and Muslim victims to be addressed
Shenali D Waduge
 Most seem to be of the opinion that the 3 decade conflict in Sri Lanka affected only the Tamils and that only the Tamils are victims and to only Tamils post-conflict dividends should be granted. It will become a grave travesty of justice if the record is not set straight and the other victims - the Sinhalese and Muslims are also given equal attention and their grievances are looked into as well.  It is time we all accept that the common enemy of the 3 main communities of Sri Lanka (whether the Tamil National Alliance or... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

Media lies to public
Shenali D Waduge
The mainstream media professes to be unbiased and independent. When they are owned and run as corporates it is questionable how far they are ‘unbiased’ and ‘independent’ and how ethical they are in their conduct. The best way to showcase this is to highlight some of the examples that have been exposed. Writers Robert McChesney, Dan Schiller, Cees Hamelink, Sean O'Siochru, Zhao Yuezhi and others have exposed the level of media ownership across the world. Numerous alternate media sites also provide avenues for readers to obtain the other side of the story and are helped to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

MINORITIES HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY NOW TO SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT, NOT BE MISLEAD.
By Noor Nizam - Peace and Political Activist,"Api Marakkalayo Sangvidahana - Naam Muslimgal Iyakkam"
What ever may be said about the President, the people have a soft corner for him in their hearts. The success of the UPFA in all elections is NOT the political popularity of it's members or parliamentarians (MP's). The people voted UPFA and the betel leaf because they wanted to vote the President to victory. Again he has come before the people. Mahinda Rajapaksa is NOT a politician made, he is a LEADER. As the President during the 4 years period of his second term,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: MAHINDA PLUS (+) OR MINUS (-)
 By Gomin Dayasri
Next Presidential Election will be fought on the wavelength of a Mahinda Plus (+) to a Mahinda Minus (-); with the waveband set on his eight - year regime. To be precise: Will Mahinda, be good or bad personally for you in the next few years?   It is the ultimate question that will decide the election.  Colombians will lose the election again on pressing with the perennial issue that sails above the head of the voters, that fails to ignite even a feint touch of interest amongst the ordinary voters, in this or previous elections: Abolition... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa releases five Indian fishermen convicted for drug trafficking
Sri Lanka Hot News
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday commuted death sentence of five Indian fishermen convicted for allegedly smuggling drugs into the country making mockery of the drug trafficking legislations in the country. The move comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the issue a few days ago and exerted political pressure to release these convicts. On November 10, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had affirmed that Sri Lanka will transfer all the five fishermen, who had been sentenced to death on the charge of drug trafficking, to India and Television... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

‘PAWNS OF PEACE-EVALUATION’ AND, LESSONS UNLEARNT !
Mahinda Weerasinghe (First Published  on 20.01.2012)
UD – Norwegian Foreign office SLMM – Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission GOSL – Government of Sri Lanka Tactically Norway pre-empted Sri Lanka’s ‘Lessons Learnt Commission’s (LLRC) report, in order to confuse and bamboozle her disastrous ‘peace facilitator role (2002-2009) in Sri Lanka. Titled, ‘Pawns of peace-Evaluation’, it did not mislead anyone, except perhaps a few naïve Norwegians. Curious thing about ‘Pawns…’ is that, most Norwegians were oblivious to its very existence. It was not carried by the popular media, which is conspicuously unusual! We remember when the terrorist friendly SLMM was at its... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

සාම - ඇගයීමේ ඉත්තෝ සහ නොම උගත් පාඩම්
Mahinda Weerasinghe (Sinhalese Translation of report )‘PAWNS OF PEACE-EVALUATION’ AND, LESSONS UNLEARNT !
UD  - නෝර්වීජියානු විදේශ කාර්යාලය SLMM - ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා විපරම් මෙහෙය GOSL - ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා රජය ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ සාම පහසුකම් සැලසුම්කරු ලෙස 2002 - 2009 අතර කාලයේ ර`ග පෑ නෝර්වේ රට. ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ ‘උගත් පාඩම්’ වාර්තාව ඉදිරිපත් කිරිමටත් පෙර උපක‍්‍රමික ලෙස වැට පැන්නේය. එසේ කලේ සිය ව්‍යසනකාරී භූමිකාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් ව්‍යාකූල බවත් ඇතිකිරීමේ හා සාවද්‍ය තොරතුරු ම`ගින් රැුවටීමේ අදහසිනි. ‘සාම ඇගයීමේ ඉත්තෝ’ යන මාතෘකාවෙන් හැ`දින් වූ මෙම වාර්තාව, හීන බුද්ධික නෝර්වීජියානුන්කිහිපදෙනෙකු හැර වෙන කිසිවෙකු නොම`ග හැරීමට සමත් නොවීය. ‘ඉත්තන් ........’ පිළිබ`ද අපූරු දේ නම්, බොහෝ නෝර්වීජියානුන් එවැන්නක් තිබු බව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

OPEN LETTER - 01 February 2012
Ranjith Soysa SPOKESPERSON PO Box 4066, MULGRAVE, VICTORIA 3170, AUSTRALIA
Dear Editor, We, of the World Alliance for Peace are committed to find a rational answer to a burning query: How in the world did Norwegians happen to get involved in Sri Lanka’s issues, and what was Norway’s factual agenda in the island? We found we needed to float a commission and identify a person; who knows the Norwegian culture intimately, be associated with Sri Lanka and knowledgeable of the history of the terror campaign unlashed on the Sri Lankan nation, to carry out such a mandate. While there... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING!!!
Mahinda Weerainghe First Posted on April 21st, 2013 
Erik Solheim’s Book “Politics are to will” launched on March 5th, 2013, was dearth of facts or substance and rather hollow to my taste.  If anything was to be gained by it, was the ’DATES’ of some specific historical moments. But as to; how and why the ’peace facilitation’ went haywire, remains unanswered and blurred. That is if one disregards Solheim’s off the cuff accusations of, Thorbjørn Jagland  which is for the most unsubstantiated claptrap.  Jagland in fact was not just anybody. He served as Prime Minster (1992 to 2002) as Foreign... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

Eric Solheim - ´A snake under grass´ 
P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne
President Rajapakse at a meeting held on Saturday had said that, ´The former Norwegian Peace Envoy Eric Solheim was covertly financing the Tamil Tigers...Norway gave money to the LTTE. The Norwegian govt must investigate this. We have evidence that they have funded the terrorists. Solheim Is now planning to give evidence against Sri Lanka in Geneva...´ In reply, Eric Solheim had said, that the President is telling lies about him. However, the people of Sri Lanka knows who is telling the truth - the President who fought a terrorist war or the bogus Peace maker who was playing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

BUDDHIST MEDITATION: RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN THE WESTERN WORLD 
 Dr. Daya Hewapathirane  Richmond BC, CANADA     
AN INTEGRAL PART OF BUDDHISM  “Bhavana” or meditation practices are an integral part of Buddhism. Buddhists pursue bhawana as a part of the path toward ‘Nibbana’ (Nirvana in Sanskrit) which is the ultimate state of spiritual development for Buddhists. This is a state of supreme joy which comes from being entirely free from cravings and attachments. A person in this state has developed an intuitive wisdom which enables him/ her to see clearly the true nature of the world or the three characteristics of existence, namely, ‘dukkha’ (suffering), ‘anicca’ (impermanence or the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

Life Abroad – Part 105- “THERE’S A DIVINITY WHICH SHAPES OUR ENDS”
Dr. Tilak Fernando
(Continuation from 104) With bags full of good, bad, productive actions and deeds during his term as the caretaker, Ranasinghe managed to complete his full term as a hard working and a dedicated employee at the Sri Lanka High Commission. When the late General Sepala Attygalle relinquished his duties as the High Commissioner in London, a new replacement as his successor was put on hold for some years due to specific misapprehension between the British Foreign Office and the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry based on an... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

World Fellowship of Buddhists to decide whether to give a Voice to Animals
by Bob Isaacson
I am the President and co-founder of Dharma Voices for Animals (DVA), a non-profit organization, originating in San Diego, California, USA.  We have over 760 members worldwide in 40 countries.  Our mission is to give meaning to the Buddha's teachings by being the voice for animals in Buddhist communities throughout the world.  The World Fellowship of Buddhists' 27th General Conference was held from October 16-18, 2014 at the Wanfu Qixing International Hotel in Baoji, Shaanxi Province, China. The theme of the conference was “Buddhism and Public Charity.” I attended as the delegate of DVA.   On October 17,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/14)

Finally, a G20 summit worth writing about
Putin is not going to lose any sleep over what he heard in Brisbane from his western counterparts concerning Ukraine. Alexander Nekrassov, a former Kremlin and government adviser.
What are G20 summits if not talking shops for world leaders who usually get together, at huge cost for taxpayers, and produce a bland joint statement that contains promises which are rarely met? In fact, if you look back at these summits, you would notice that hacks usually struggle to report anything of substance in the first couple of days, banging on about "unprecedented levels of security" and "angry protesters" demanding... -Full Story-
(aljazeera.com - 21/11/14)

To what extent does money and perks play in the decisions of politicians?
Shenali D Waduge
 A country is governed by a government. That government is chosen by the people. People chose the representatives based on various factors and that generally rotates from personal advantage to considering the national needs and in particular the national security dimension. Unlike other developing nations, Sri Lanka’s literacy being over 90% the people are well read about the mechanisations at play and are well informed about the faultlines of global politics. Nevertheless, the wicked factor that taps into and turns even noble politicians into victims are their own weaknesses of character and falling prey to handouts... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/14)

කළු සුද්දන්ගේ සම්භවය හා ආධිපත්‍යය (9)
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
සිවුරු පොරවා ගත් කළුසුද්දෝ     විමල් වීරවංශ විසින් සංවිධානය කල ජාතික සංවිධාන එකමුතුවට ආරාධනය කර සිටි කිරම විමලජෝති නාහිමියන් කළු සුද්දා කියන්නේ කවුද යන්න ගැන අදහසක් ප්‍රකාශ කර තිබේ (මොන චේතනාවෙන් ඔහු කිරම හාමුදුරුවන්ට ආරාධනා කලාදැයි සිතාගැනීම අපහසුය). මෙය මා දුටුවේ විමල් වීරවංශගේ යයි කියන ලංකාසීනිව්ස් නම් වෙබ් අඩවියේ නොවැම්බර් 18 දාය. උන්වහන්සේ කියන්නේ රටට, සිංහල ජාතියට, සම්බුද්ධ ශාසනයට, බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතිය ඇතුළු අපේ වාරි සංස්කෘතියට වින කරන පිරිස් හා ආදරය නොකරන පිරිස් කළුසුද්දන් බවය. කළුසුද්දන් සිංහල කෑම බීම වලටත් අකමැති ය. කළුසුද්දන් හා සුද්දන් කියන දේ නොසා යුද්ධය නිමකල නිසා මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ ජනාධිපති ඊට කලින් සිටි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/14)

Past Radical Moves by JHU and How They Helped the Nation
Dilrook Kannangara
The circumstances of JHU’s past conduct must be considered before passing judgement. Had the JHU selected the easy path in 2004, 2005 and 2006, things would have turned much worse for the nation. It is also worthwhile to question why ruling coalition MPs from SLMC, CWC, EPDP and UNP don’t resign as JHU members do. Is it because of their patriotism? Their desire to see continuing political stability? Unlikely. In 2004 February when JHU decided to field Buddhist monks for the General Election, I was bitterly disappointed. It was surely an attempt to spoil a definite progressive... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/14)

මුන් සේරම කන්නේ අපේ උරුමයය්
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
මහින්ද  දිනේෂ්  චම්පික    ෆොන්සේකා  ආදී සේරම නායක  පොලිටික්කෝ දහතුන   ගැන කතාව මගහරිති. ෆොන්සේකා  යුධ භටයෙක් ලෙස කිව්වේ රට සිංහල රටක් බවය.  අනෙක් අය  බලයට ඒමට පෙර  කිව්වේ 13 අහෝසි කලයුතු බවය.   දැන්  මේ සේරම ගලේ පහැ රූ  බළලුන්  මෙන්අසූචි ගොඩ වටේ හොරහින්බලමින්  වටේ  කැ  රකෙති.   හිතේ එකක් තියාගෙන අනෙකක්ම කියති  මාදුළුවාවේ සෝභිත හිමි ජාතික චින්තනයේ පතාක යෝධයෙක්ව සිට  එය පාවාදෙමින් රනිල් නම්වූ කොටිහිතවාදී  දේශ ද්‍රෝහියා පසු පස යමින් සිටින්නේ  ය. උන්නාන්සේ '''''''' බුදු දහම පාවාදීම '''''  ගැන තම්බය්යා කලකට පෙර දුටුවේය.  ඔහු දුටු අන්දම ට හෝ උන්නාන්සේ ගැන  දකින්නට අපට  ලඟක් වන තුරු නොහැකිවිය. සමහර විට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/14)

TIME NOT RIGHT FOR ABOLITION OF EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY
Lakshman Keerthisinghe ,LLB, LLM.MPhil, Attorney-at-Law-Courtesy The Daily News 
Not that I loved Caesar less but I loved Rome more -William Shakespeare-Julius Caesar-Homeland In recent times, especially after the unanimous determination of the Supreme Court enabling President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest for a third term in office, there has been a great deal of discussion in Sri Lanka about abolishing the Executive Presidency. The disgruntled critics of the present regime having failed in their attempts and arguments to debar the incumbent President from contesting for a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/14)

DID JHU COMMIT POLITICAL SUICIDE?
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
With fewer  members in Parliament, the JHU's decision to leave the government  will not cause major political drama.   However, the JHU's constant inability to work in a coalition goverment in  a constructive manner was visible from the very early stages. Former Minister Patali Ranawaka was appointed as  the Minister of Power and Energy, to be responsible for one of the  key areas of infrastructure development of the country. Norochcholai power plant contract was a complex case, involving 3 major parties.  Extreme patience and superior negotiation skills were needed to address complex legal and contractual... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/14)

Why the JHU Strategy is Right in the Scheme of Things
Dilrook Kannangara
There is a delicate difference between the desirability of executive presidency (EP) and clipping the EP powers that are not used for the betterment of the country. Sri Lanka had five (5) executive presidents and four (4) serious aspirants since the forcible enactment of 13A. None of them tried to remove 13A. In that case, they don’t need the powers of the EP. Why should they? There is nothing good the executive powers can do while retaining the undesirable effects of 13A. Continuation of 13A drains all the good of EP. It is regrettable JHU dropped this... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/14)

Birds With Same Feathers Flocked Together (2004 Article Republished)
Asoka Perera PhD Toronto
It has been getting more clear now that the JHU has been made born to destroy the progressive forces which came to power on April 02. The business tycoons of pawnbrokers, bookie brokers and arm dealers together with the support of Sihala Urumaya poured millions of rupees to form this monk wing of UNF to function as a collector of frustrated UNF fall outs in preventing falling them into the UPFA reservoirs and finally bring them back to the UNF-LTTE-SLMC solidarity in the parliament.... -Full Story-
(lankaweb.com - 19/11/14)

Constitutional Amendments To  Prevent  Division of the County  Is Much More Urgent Than Presidential and General Elections
Dhammasiri Ranwalage 
 Analysis of  the Current Situation
Election mania has hit the country yet again barely after elapse of two months since provincial council elections and just a year after provincial council election in the Northern Province to show off to CHOGM participants. Even though the elections in the north created more problems and gave more weaponry to the conspirators, the government has not realized that no matter what government does to please the Tamils, it cannot satisfy neither Tamils not the conspirators.  Just one or two individuals within the government have been foolishly orchestrating this huge money wasting... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/14)

Kandyan “Peasants’ A people on the verge of extinction from the map of Sri Lanka due to the fault of those who have governed Sri Lanka since Independence
Dr Sudath Gunasekara President Mahnuwara Jesta Purawesiyange Sanvidhanaya
In this essay I refer to all those people who lived and their descendants presently living within the territory known as the Kandyan Kingdom at the time of signing the Kandyan Convention in 1815. This area at present roughly constitutes about 1/3 of the territory of the Island and also about 1/3 the population of the Island, that is about 7 million. They were the heroic people who sacrificed everything including their land, freedom and lives in tens of thousands in battle against three powerful invaders, Portuguese, Dutch and English between... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/14)

“UN human rights investigators are trained to spot fraudulent submissions” Prince Zeid -   How come UNHRC was mum on the ‘doctored’ forms sent by LTTE-TNA against Sri Lanka?
Shenali D Waduge
  The new head of the UN Human Rights Council deems fit to insult a democratically elected UN Member country for bringing to the attention of the Human Rights world body the arrest of an unrehabilitated LTTE cadre collecting blank forms with signatures and handing them to a Tamil National Alliance member who hands these over to another party that enters bogus details incriminating the Sri Lankan Armed forces which are therein sent as ‘genuine’ submissions seeking ‘witness protection’ and confidentiality and used to declare Sri Lanka as guilty of war crimes and bring in command guilt... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/14)

PRESIDENT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA WAS ONLY CORRECT WHEN HE STATED THAT NORWAY FUNDED THE LTTE DURING THE ISLAND’S THREE-DECADE CIVIL WAR. ERIK SOLHIEM SHOULD NOT DENY
By Noor Nizam, Peace and Political Activist and Political Communication Researcher.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa demanded on Sunday, November 16th, 2014 that the Norwegian government must probe the funding of the LTTE during the island’s three-decade civil war, alleging that Norway financed the ethnic Tamil militant group while addressing a political gathering in the northwestern town of Kurunegala. This statement has gone viral on social media and had been picked up by many news agencies the world over especially the Tamil digital media. It gained enough coverage and headline publicity in the local media and abroad. With an expected Presidential... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/14)

A global strategy required to stop radicalization – Ahmadiyya Supreme Head.
By A. Abdul Aziz.
 According to our Press Department U.K., on 8 November 2014, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad delivered the keynote address at the 11th National Peace Symposium hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK. During his address, His Holiness categorically condemned the activities of ISIS and other extremists groups as “entirely un-Islamic” and said they were “viciously spreading a network of terror” in the world. Quoting extensively from the Holy Quran, His Holiness proved Islam to be a religion of peace that promoted tolerance, mutual... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/14)

Solheim as the common candidate of the banana intellectuals
By Nalin de Silva
Sri Lanka is not an Arab country and the west finds it difficult to impose its will on us. The western policy with respect to Asia, Africa and South America can be partially summarized in one sentence knowing very well that summaries do not often convey the meaning of the original. The west wants weak governments in these countries and the moment they come across a strong government that does not listen to them, they want to destabilize the relevant country by hook or crook. The countries where there are strong leaders are called banana... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/14)

Healing the Wounds of War
By Dr. Ed Tick 
In contrast to our modern situation, traditional and indigenous peoples had extensive spiritually and communally based warrior medicine, practices and lineages. They lived immersed in and part of nature and its processes, conceived of themselves not as independent agents but as members of interdependent communities, and stood in wonder before a living cosmos. They considered soul and spirit to be life forces that were essential to preserve and protect those most endangered by warfare and violence. Their guidance of warriors through the life cycle, interpretations and treatments of trauma, and orchestration of the return journey... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/14)

- LTTE CIVILIAN BRIGADE –Do we call them ‘Civilians’ or ‘Combatants’?
Shenali Waduge
- LTTE CIVILIAN BRIGADE – Do we call them ‘Civilians’ or ‘Combatants’? They are not in LTTE uniforms. They are Tamils but not LTTE They are in civilian attire and they are civilians. They are holding weapons and have undergone weapons training by LTTE too. LTTE has held Graduation Ceremonies for these LTTE trained ‘civilians’ Tens of Thousands had received LTTE arms training. They have taken part in hostilities. They would have taken part in hostilities during the Last Phase of the Conflict In an armed conflict as that which Sri Lanka’s conflict is now defined... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/14)

කළු සුද්දන්ගේ සම්භවය හා ආධිපත්‍යය (8)
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
හාමුදුරුවරුන්ට දහතුන්වන සංශොධනය අමතකවීම   රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහට හා ජනාධිපති රාජපක්‍ෂට 13-ඒ අමතකවීම පුදුමයට කරුණක් නොවේ. ඊට හේතුව මේ දෙන්නාම දැන් කාර්ඩිනල් ගේ න්‍යාය පත්‍රය අනුව යන බහු ජාතික හා සර්‍වාගමික බට්ටන් දෙන්නෙක් නිසාය. මීට අමතරව පල්ලි හා මුස්ලිම් නිකාය වලට අයත් සුළු පිරිසක්ද සිටී. එහෙත් යමෙතුට අදහා ගත නොහැක්කේ අද වනවිට බොදු බල සේනාව හැරෙන විට අනිත් හාමුදුරුවරුන්ට දහතුන්වන සංශොධනයේ භයානක කම නොවැටහීමය. එක්සත් භික්‍ෂු පෙරමුණ නම් යූ ඇන් පී එකට සම්බන්ධ හාමුදුරුවරු කරු ජයසූරිය පසු පසින් සිටියත් 13-ඒ ගැන කතා කරන්නේ නැත. කරු ජයසූරිය 13-ඒ අහෝසි කිරීමට එකඟවනවා නම් ඔහුට පොදු අපේක්‍ෂකයා වශයෙන් මහින්දව පරදවන්නට පුළුවන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/14)

කසුරි නම් වූ ඔහු සමුගත් වගයි!
ආචාර්ය චන්දන ජයලත්
ජන සමාජයක යහ පැවැත්ම උදෙසා හඳුනා ගත් හිඩැසක් පිරවීම වෙනුවෙන් කැපවන්නා යුග පුරුෂයෙක් වන්නේය. එය සමාජ මෙහෙවරක් ලෙස අපි දකිමු. එහෙත් යුග පුරුෂයින් බිහිවන්නේ කලාතූරකිිනි. නවසිය අසූව වන විට මමත් සාමාන්‍ය පෙළට සූදානම් වන ශිෂ්‍යයෙක් මි. උදෑසන 7.20 ට පමණ මරදාන සිට පොල්ගහවෙල දක්වා ධාවනය වන මන්දගාමී දුම්රියෙන් මීරිගමට එන ශිෂ්‍යයින් අතර එක්තරා සුවිශේෂී පුද්ගලයෙකු සිටියේය. අන් අය අතර වඩාත් කැපී පෙනුණ මනා පෞරුෂයක් හෙඹවූ ඔහු නමින් කරුණාදාස විය. එවකට මීරිගම ගුරු විද්‍යාලානුබද්ධ විදුහලේ විද්‍යාව ඉගැන්වූ කරුණාදාස සූරියාරව්චි කුරුල්ලෝ පියාඹති නාට්‍යයේ නිර්මාපකයා වූයේය. ඒ වෙනුවෙන් රාජ්‍ය සම්මානයක් ලබද්දී කාගේත් ඇස් ඔහු දෙසට යොමුවන්නට විය. ඔහු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/14)

Birth of a patriot
By Rohana R. Wasala
At the time of Don David Hewavitharne (Anagarika Dharmapala)’s birth 150 years ago, there were no Buddhist places of worship in Colombo. Devout Buddhists had to go to the Kelaniya Viharaya 10 miles north of the city on full-moon poya days for their religious observances; the only other viharaya was at Ratmalana, 7 miles south of Colombo, where the learned Buddhist monk Walane Nahimi (Nahimi=Chief Monk) lived. Neither were there any schools for the education of Buddhist children; there were only a few schools even for the secular education of the Sinhala speaking children; Buddhists’ attempts... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/14)

GL to Resident Coordinator of the UN -DEADLINE JIGGERY-POKERY
External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris met the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations yesterday and conveyed to him the government’s extreme discontent regarding the unprofessional manner in which the investigation on Sri Lanka is being conducted by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The minister’s protest to the UN Resident Coordinator focused on the unacceptable way in which the deadline for submission of evidence to the investigation, October 30, that had been originally set by the OHCHR had been changed unofficially and re-set once again. As per the OHCHR’s call for submissions on its... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 18/11/14)

Buddhism In China: Zen And Now
Courtesy: Buddhist Channel Free Press Journal Bureau, Nov 15, 2014
Kolkata, India -- An exhibition of priceless Indian Buddhist Art that the Indian Museum in Kolkata has put together for display all over Asia is a reminder that Buddhism is becoming the new Communism – the ideology through which governments seek to make friends and influence people. India’s well-meaning efforts in this direction are nothing compared to China’s massive programme with two objectives. Abroad, China is anxious to impress the Buddhist countries of East and South-east Asia. At home, it hopes its newfound Buddhist credentials will distract attention from... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/14)

How Smashed Jesus Shrine Reveals Christian Undercurrent to Hong Kong Protests
By Shai Oster
When police cleared barricades in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok neighborhood this month, they knocked down a makeshift chapel and shattered a statue of Jesus Christ. A day later, activists rebuilt the shrine, adding for good measure a cross in front of government headquarters.... -Full Story-
(Bloomberg - 18/11/14)

G20 in Australia: Buffoons v the Global South
Pepe Escobar
Here’s the G20 in Australia in a one-liner: a tiny bunch of Anglo-Saxon political buffoons attempts to drown out the Global South. Countries representing over 85 percent of the world economy get together to (in theory) discuss some really heavy economic/financial issues, and virtually the only thing pitiful Western corporate media blabbers about is Russian President Vladimir Putin cutting an ‘isolated figure’.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 18/11/14)

"Obama is a lame duck": Gorbachev comments after G20
RT
Commenting on the recent G20 summit in Australia, Gorbachev said he was disappointed in Obama and that he thought better of the American leader. "Obama is a lame duck. One must not finish the job in such a mediocre way. He just decided to throw accusations around. He will be of no avail any more, unfortunately. I-ve thought better of him," the former leader of the USSR told Rusnovosti radio.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 18/11/14)

Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems
Investor and political scientist A venture capitalist and political scientist, Eric X Li argues that the universality claim of Western democratic systems is going to be "morally challenged" by China It-s a standard assumption in the West: As a society progresses, it eventually becomes a capitalist, multi-party democracy. Right? Eric X. Li, a Chinese investor and political scientist, begs to differ. In this provocative, boundary-pushing talk, he asks his audience to consider that there-s more than one way to run a successful modern nation.... -Full Story- (ted.com - 18/11/14)

What Dick Cheney’s lies on 9/11 has cost the US and impacted the world
Shenali D Waduge
In a documentary “The World According to Dick Cheney,” Dick Cheney then Vice-President of the USA admits that it was he and not President Bush who ordered the shooting down of the plane that fell into a field in Pennsylvania in September 2001. He also admits that he falsely linked Iraq with 9/11 and influenced Justice Department to legalize torture. He admits too that he used 9/11 to enable spying on Americans, start the Afghan and Iraq war and the ‘war on terror’ which were all planned before 9/11 which in other words has to leave... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/14)

Sri Lankan President says "Norway funded LTTE"
Hot News from Sri Lanka
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's president has accused Norway of covertly financing the island's separatist Tamil Tigers during peace talks ahead of a military campaign that crushed the rebels in 2009. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa demanded that the Norwegian government must probe the funding of the LTTE during the island's three-decade civil war, alleging that Norway financed the ethnic Tamil terrorist group. "They gave money to the LTTE. The Norwegian government must investigate. We have evidence on how they funded the terrorists," Rajapaksa said addressing a political gathering in the northwestern town of Kurunegala. He specifically... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/14)

THE OHCHR COMPLAINTS SUBMISSION FORM THAT LTTE UN-REHABILITATED CADRE HAD ON HIM WHEN ARRESTED ON 25TH OCTOBER 2014
Shenali D Waduge
UNHRC investigation on Sri Lanka : An organized fraudulent submission process favours Tamils and not Sinhalese or Muslim victims? Sri Lanka is accused by the UNHRC head himself of sabotaging an ‘impartial’ investigation. Why…because Sri Lanka revealed the arrest of a LTTE un-rehabilitated cadre who had in his possession 25 blank forms in Tamil of which 6 had signatures? The concern Sri Lanka has every right to raise is that the arrest uncovered a systematic and organized effort to take signatures (in exchange for money) and a third party ends up writing lies and submitting these... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/14)

ලීෂිං නමැති ආණ්ඩුකාර තුමා වර්ෂ 1870 වේ දී මෙසේ ලියා තිබේ ......
සිද්ධස්ථාන යැයි නම් ලත් දේවල් දැකීම පිණිස ලක්දිව සැම පළාත් වලින් සමුහයා අවරුදු පතා අනුරාධපුරයට පැමිණෙයි. වර්ෂයකට වරක් රැස්වී දින ස්වල්පයක් නැවතී යන සමුහයාගේ සංඛ්‍යාව විසි දහසක් පමණ යැයි මම කල්පනා කරමි. ප්‍රධාන උත්සවය පවත්වන වේලෙහි භුමිය මනුෂ්‍යන් ගෙන් පිරී  පවතියි. මෑත වනතුරු ආණ්ඩුවේ කාසි තබන යකඩ පෙට්ටිය ස්වදේශී මුරකරුවන් බාරේ පැවති නමුත් එය මිනිස්සු ස්වල්ප දෙනෙකුට පහසුවෙන් පැහැර ගත හැකිව තිබුනේය. එකම පොලිස් කාරයෙක්වත් නොමැති මේ භූමියට රට හැම තැනින් විසි දාහක් සෙනග වර්ෂයක් පාසා රැස්ව කටයුතුකර ආපසු යයි. ඔවුන් අතරේ දබරයක් ගැන කිසිත් අසන්නට නැත. පළාතේ මහේස්ත්‍රාත් ධුරය උසුලන්නා වූ මා විසින් කිව යුතුව තිබෙන්නේ ඔවුන් අතරේ... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 17/11/14)

One reason for childhood obesity is too much sugar in drinks
Dr Hector Perera            London
Prof Graham Mac Gregor, of the Wolfson Institute, Queen Mary University of London, and chairman of Action on Sugar, said: “It is a complete scandal that these drinks are marketed to children and parents as if they are healthy. This has to stop. We need to stop Britain’s childhood obesity epidemic spiralling out of control.” Far too many smoothies Supposedly healthy supermarket smoothies and juices aimed at children can contain up to eight teaspoons of sugar - more than one-and-a-half times as much as in Coca-Cola, according to a survey carried out for a health... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/14)

වසවත් මරු ඉදිරිපිට  ඩෙ ඟා  නටන  සිංහලයෝ
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
13අ සහ පළාත් සභා  නම් වසවර්තිමාරයා පරාජය කිරීම පසෙක තබා අ නම් මනම් දොඩමින් කල් මරණ සිංහල බෞධයන්ට යන එන මන් නැතිවෙනු ඇත.රතන හාමුදුරුවොත් අතන මෙතනය. හෙළ උරුමය,  ම එපේ සහ ජාතික වාදී සංවිධාන  කතා කරන්නේ  මරු පරද වීම ගැන  කතා නැත.මාදුළුවාවේ හිමිට අවශ්‍ය මාරු පරද වීමට නොව  '' විරු'' පැරදවීමට පමණි.  ගුණදාස අමරසේකරගේ ජාතික එකමුතු සමුළුවේදී වීරවංශ  කීවේ'''''' මෙයාලා මොකටද මේ එන්ඩ කියන්නේ. 13 අහෝසි කරන්න එන්න කියනවනම් අපිත් එන්නම් ''''''''''වීරවංශත් බලාගන ඉන්නේ වෙන කවුරු හරි අඩ ගහන කම්ද.  ඇ ය්  ඒ සමුළුවේදී 13අ සහ පළාත් සභා අහෝසිකරනුය් මහින්දට බල කරන්න බැරි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/14)

Reconciliation – How far have Tamils extended the hand of friendship to Sinhalese?
Shenali D Waduge
The buzzword is reconciliation. It enters into every report, every public speech, every public statement and every communication. Yet, in real terms what does it mean and to whom should it apply? If there is any confusion it is primarily because people are finding it hard to differentiate Tamils from Tigers Terrorists. That difficulty is brought about by the conduct of the Tamils themselves. Yet, in attempting to forge a better tomorrow it is good to look back at where the shortcomings have been to avoid repetitions. Clandestinely since the 1970s Tamil youth had been... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/14)

OHCHR's collusion on Sri Lanka Investigation
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada
14 November 2014 High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein UN Human Rights Council Palais Wilson, 52 rue des Paquis CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland. Dear Mr. High Commissioner Zeid: Five days ago I received  a nine page letter titled: Sri Lanka Investigation: OHCHR must admit or deny it printed submission forms and if monetary compensation was paid for testimonies, and lo and behold Zeid, I happened to  be one of the 237 recipients  of this letter around the world.  I consider myself a Lilliputian... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/14)

A 'cartel' has hijacked the State
 Courtesy Ceylon Today
Former Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and present Chairperson, Intergovernmental Working Group on the Rights to Development, Human Rights Council, Geneva, Tamara Kunanayakam, says the government and the Ministry of External Affairs has no direction or clear orientation to follow and she was pushed to step down due to a 'deliberate' action played on her by the foreign office. "I got caught in the middle of a power play run by a 'cartel,' she told Ceylon Today. Following are excerpts: Q: You were an outstanding diplomat who defended Sri Lanka during your... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/14)

Pope Francis arriving in majority Buddhist Sri Lanka must apologize for the crimes of the Catholic Church?
Shenali D Waduge
The head of the Catholic Church and head of the sovereign nation known as Vatican City is to arrive in Sri Lanka in January 2015. It will be the 2nd visit of a Pope to a majority Buddhist nation wherein Catholics comprise just over 1million of a 20million population of which 14million are Sinhalese Buddhists. It is also a good time for the Pope to make a long overdue apology for the crimes committed to Sri Lanka by the Church and the Portuguese an apology that deserves to be extended to all of Asia and in particular... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/14)

Secession and the TNA stand
Chandre DharmawardanaOttawa, Canada
Writing to The Island Newspaper, 5-11- 2014, Dr. Nirmala Chandrahasan has contested one of the issues that emerges from the article published by Prof. Gerald Peiries (Island, 24 October) . In effect, Nirmala C suggests that, given the assertions found  in the TNA Manifesto, and the public statements of the Hon. Mr. Sampanthan, the issue of the fear of a secessionist policy is no longer a concern. In fact, Nirmala C writes  "am not sure whether the writer is aware that the TNA leadership in general and the leader of the TNA in particular Mr.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/14)

UNP, JVP, JHU, DNA, TNA and Sarath N.Silva- the Birds of Feather Flock together.
By Charles .S.Perera
Athureliye Ratana, Madoluwawe Sobita and Omalpe Sobita are naïve politicians playing into the hands of the political sharks of the opposition. They little understand that they are  being made the cats paw to draw political benefits for the opposition political parties. Ranil Wickramasinghe has now dropped every other catch phrase in favour of  “ implement the 19 Amendment presented by Athureliya Ratana of JHU ”.  With the Presidential Elections around the corner time is appropriate for the West to intervene to make an “Arab Spring” like situation in Sri Lanka.  In Libya all started with a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/14)

China - Four days in Buddhist temple takes life back to a simple level
By Cang Wei in Wuxi, Jiangsu province
(Courtesy China Daily, USA) Chen Yu was one of 50 city-dwellers chosen by Qixia Temple in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, to experience four days of traditional Buddhist life. And it was a body-changing experience. "I never took sleep and food this seriously," Chen said. After seeing on the Internet that the temple was recruiting 50 people nationwide to take a meditation journey from Tuesday to Friday, college student Chen made a phone call and was chosen from among 3,500 applicants. "I felt dizzy several times when I chanted with the monks at 5:30... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/14)

The Šešelj Case: Justice At Last?
by Stephen Karganovic Courtesy  VINEYARDSAKER Blog
After almost twelve years of extra-judicial agony at the Detention Unit of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at the Hague, on November 12 Serbian political leader Vojislav Šešelj returned home to Belgrade. True, the circumstances of his release (regarded as “provisional” in the terminology of the Tribunal which incarcerated him) leave quite a few more questions than they provide answers. To state just a simple one that immediately comes to mind, why isn’t there a verdict after the seemingly interminable trial? (Chief Prosecutor Serge Brammertz forecasts there might be one at... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/14)

When Henry Kissinger Makes Sense
By Robert Parry (about the author)
The American public is faced with an information crisis as the New York Times and other mainstream U.S. media outlets have become little more than propaganda organs on behalf of the neoconservative agenda and particularly the rush into a new Cold War with Russia -- so much so that even ex-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has broken ranks.... -Full Story-
(opednews.com - 16/11/14)

Western media bias against China - cases and examples
It-s no secret that China-s development and dazzling change touch the nerve of western supremacists and imperialists. Ever since the industrial revolution, the western hemisphere always be the biggest polluter in this planet and the trend never stop.... -Full Story- (bbs.chinadaily.com.cn - 16/11/14)

People of Righteousness target Sri Lanka
Michael Roberts,
28 June 2011……… from the Island, 22 June 2011, after an initial draft appeared in transcurrents on 20 June 2011. Readers are encouraged to visit the transcurrents site to see a number of caustic (and puerile?) comments. A more significant reaction from Radhika Coomaraswamy is inserted as Epilogue to this entry.... -Full Story-
(thuppahi.wordpress.com - 16/11/14)

Amnesty International reveals its Flawed Tunnel-Vision on Sri Lanka in 2009
Michael Roberts
At 7.28 pm on the 17th September 2009 Jim Macdonald September 2009 Jim Macdonald of Amnesty International in USA posted an article “Sri Lanka: international investigations still needed” within the official AI web site. This immediately attracted a vibrant series of blogs that invariably involved a great deal of cross-talk of varying degrees of considered speech, juvenile riposte and abuse among bloggers who were anti-government, pro-government and/or relatively non-partisan.[1] Macdonald was invariably measured and polite in his responses and tried to answer most of the responses... -Full Story-
(thuppahi.wordpress.com - 16/11/14)

Misreading and Distorting the Sri Lankan War, 2009-2012
Michael Roberts
The recent UNHRC resolution sponsored by USA and directed at the government of Sri Lanka was the culmination of a campaign that began during the last stages of Eelam War IV. Since 2010 articulate circles in the West have been convinced that there had been “40,000 civilian deaths” during this phase. In contrast Rohan Gunaratna asserted that there were 1400 civilian deaths, of which 200 were inflicted by the LTTE. Both calculations are erroneous. Estimates provided by three moderate Tamils who have had regular access to the Tamil personnel who were on the ground indicate that the... -Full Story-
(thuppahi.wordpress.com - 16/11/14)

ON WHAT INSTANCES PRESIDENT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE USED EXECUTIVE POWERS AGAINST THE COUNTRY, ITS PEOPLE, RELIGION OR CULTURE? THREE SIMPLE QUESTIONS TO VEN. SOBHITHA, ATHURELIYA RATANA  AND CLAN
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
Those in the opposition, including some Buddhist monks who are agitating for the abolition of Executive Presidency  have not been able to provide a comprehensive analytical report highlighting  instances where the President has acted against the country, its people, religion or culture using the executive powers.  To convince the general public, it is the duty of the opposition to provide such information in a detailed manner.  As we live in a democratic society, such a document will provide the basis for public consultation and debate.  Their failure to comply with this requirement, highlight the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/14)

PRESIDENT READY TO FACE ANY HURDLES AHEAD
Lucien Rajakarunanayake
If there was a legal hurdle before him, he had a flying leap over it. Mahinda Rajapaksa now shows he is ready to face whatever hurdles he has to face in politics in the coming weeks and months. With the birthday anniversary that brought him victory in the poll for the Executive Presidency in November 2005 fast approaching, he is moving swiftly in a strategy of leaping far ahead of rivals, who are still planning their own tactics of opposition. His meetings are with many thousands each day, and the declarations... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/14)

Sri Lanka-Israel comparison of how UN/UNHRC officials treat Third World nations
Shenali D Waduge
62% of all Resolutions (over 400) at the United Nations have been against Israel. US, UK, EU not even the UN Secretary General or the UNHRC head have hounded Israel the way they have Sri Lanka. This is no exaggeration nor is it unsubstantiated but it is to highlight a very clear bias in how Third World nations are being treated by the UN system. There cannot be a global body that does not treat nations equally. Israel has over 400 Resolutions against it, UNSG never called for an Expert Panel Report, the UNHRC never demanded... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/14)

UNHRC Investigates Sri Lanka: What happens when ‘the other side’ is caught collecting blank submission forms with signatures?
Shenali D Waduge
The signatures are genuine but the witness account is false – how does the OHCHR/UNHRC and OISL define this? Is it a forgery or false evidence or how else would OHCHR define such mischief? It certainly is not a bonafide witness account. The OISL or the OHCHR have not to date revealed even before the arrest how many such forms they have received despite having experts to detect forgeries and when it was discovered after the arrest that there is a concerted effort in Sri Lanka and probably overseas as well to collect genuine signatures but... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/14)

Sri Lanka ready to share its experience in comprehensive demining as a 'best practice' with other countries
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Geneva
Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha has said Sri Lanka stands ready to share its experience in comprehensive demining as a 'best practice' with countries which are facing similar challenges. Noting that "Sri Lanka’s continuing progress in demining has been achieved by telescoping what according to some estimates was to take 15 – 20 years, into one of 5 – 7 years duration, he said this was not only a rewarding experience for our people as they now move about freely across the country, but also a positive lesson for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/14)

ප්‍රංශජාතික මොන්ටෙස්කිව නොදැක්ක සිංහල අපේ ශක්‍ර දෙවියෝ
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
එම්පරර් යට ඇඳුමෙන්     චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ ජනාධිපති රාජපක්‍ෂව බේරා ගැනීම සඳහා ශක්‍ර දෙවියන් මුණ ගැසි ලබා ගත් උපදෙස අපගේ දැන ගැනීම සඳහා ලංකා වෙබ් අඩවියට වාර්තා කලේය. දැන් කාලයේ සිදුවන දේවල් ගැන හිතන විට ශක්‍ර දෙවියන් පවා හරියට ඔහුගේ හෝම් වර්ක් කරන්නේ නැති සේ ය. අනුර බණ්ඩාරනායක විසින් "මහින්ද සුදුසු හොඳ ඩෙපුයුටි කෙනෙක් ලෙස සිටීමට යයි" කියා සිටි කාලයේ සිටම කවදා හෝ රට බේරා ගැනීමට පුළුවන් පුද්ගලයා මහින්ද යයි ප්‍රසිද්ධියේ වෙබ් අඩවි වල හා ඊමේල් වල ලියූ පුද්ගලයෙකු වශයෙන් මට, අද චන්ද්‍රසේන වැටී ඉන්නා දුක, අසීරුතාවය හොඳින්ම වැටහේ. නමුත් අප හැමට මේ දුකෙන් ගොඩ ආ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/14)

Sri Lanka-Israel comparison of how UN/UNHRC officials treat Third World nations
Shenali D Waduge
62% of all Resolutions (over 400) at the United Nations have been against Israel. US, UK, EU not even the UN Secretary General or the UNHRC head have hounded Israel the way they have Sri Lanka. This is no exaggeration nor is it unsubstantiated but it is to highlight a very clear bias in how Third World nations are being treated by the UN system. There cannot be a global body that does not treat nations equally. Israel has over 400 Resolutions against it, UNSG never called for an Expert Panel Report, the UNHRC never demanded... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/14)

To contain religious fundamentalism
By Rohana R. Wasala
Whatever religious faith we belong to, or whether or not we profess any such faith, we are all being threatened by a virulent kind of global religious fundamentalism that is undermining the very foundations of human civilization. The fount of this mindless religious extremism is America itself, the only superpower in the world today.  Neuroscientist Dr Sam Harris’s slim volume, New York Times bestseller, “Letter to a Christian nation” (2006) deals with what he describes as “a moral and intellectual emergency” facing  his nation (America) in the form of a potentially self-destructive and violent religious fanaticism... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/14)

Minister Wimal Weerawansa-s Speech on abolishing the Executive Presidency
... -Full Story- (https:/youtube.com/ - 14/11/14)

High Level Discussions on the Maritime Silk Road
Pathfinder Foundation and Boao Forum for Asia Initiative
 The Pathfinder Foundation (PF), with the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), is organizing a high level Panel Discussion and Roundtable on 21st November, involving political leaders, senior officials, businessmen, academics and the media from Sri Lanka and China. Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development, will grace the occasion as Chief Guest and Mr. Zeng Peiyan, former Vice Premier, will lead the Chinese delegation. Hon. Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, Minister of Investment Promotion, will be the Guest Honour and Mr. Milinda Moragoda, Founder Pathfinder Foundation, will moderate the high level Panel Discussion. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/14)

AN OPEN LETTER TO TNA MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR BATTICALOA S. YOGENDRAM IN RESPONSE TO HIS PARLIAMENT SPEECH ON 12.11.2014 REGARDING SAUDI ARABIA.
By Noor Nizam – Peace and Political Activist,"Api Marakkalayo Sanvidayaya / Naam Muslim Iyakkam.
“TNA says Saudi not a friend of Tamils” Published in all media dateline in Colombo. Hon. MP. S. Yogeswaran, How dare you say that Suadi Arabia is not a friend of the Tamils of Sri Lanka. Did you know that many of the LTTE cadres who escaped and could not seek asylum in Western countries and North America, managed themselves into Middle Eastern countries, especially Saudi Arabia. Go ask the Foreign employment bureau or Foreign employment agencies to know how many Sri Lankan Tamils from... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/14)

When China Rules the World: And What it Means for Buddhism
Courtesy:   Buddhist Blog
China will soon possess the world’s largest economy, and cultural influence will follow economic power. Martin Jaques argues in his book ‘When China Rules the World’ that this change will shape the next century. But what does it mean for the future of Buddhism? What is the most significant development in the world over the last three decades: the end of the cold war? The clash between the West and militant Islam? Economic booms and crashes? Martin Jacques’ answer is the rise of China, which has quietly gathered momentum since 1978. When China Rules The World:... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/14)

No person other than me to abolish Executive Presidency _ President
Dharma Sri Abeyratne in Kandy Courtesy The Daily News
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said he has already given the green light to abolish the Executive Presidency. He said he will never hesitate to abolish the Executive Presidency and added that the process of abolishing the Executive Presidency is in progress through the Parliamentary Select Committee. "The people who talk much about abolishing the Executive Presidency do not really work for it," the President said addressing an agriculture summit held under the theme Haritha Udanaya Govi Samuluwa at Gannoruwa, Kandy yesterday. The President said there... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/14)

Wijeweera the ruthless killer; so was Premadasa and his Govt.
Charles Haviland South Asia Editor- Courtesy: BBC NEWS 
Twenty-five years ago, on November 13,1989, the Sri Lankan government announced that Rohana Wijeweera, an extreme-left Sinhalese nationalist leader of two failed insurrections, had died in police custody - in unclear circumstances. “I heard about the death. Of course it was not unexpected, I knew it was coming,” recalls his friend, lawyer and election agent, Prins Gunasekara, speaking to the BBC history program, Witness. Even as the Tamil conflict flared up in the north the island had been wracked by violence in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/14)

The UN’s Corruption Charge Sheet
Shenali D Waduge
Since the inception of the UN, there have been over 240 armed conflicts around the world. On two occasions the UN actually authorized the use of force – In Korea and Gulf War 1. There is little to show that UN has prevented conflicts and more to show that UN is promoting conflicts globally. The UN demands ‘peace’ presence but is a failure at keeping peace. With over 70% of its blue helmets in Africa, there is nothing UN can show that is has achieved anything meaningful except proudly issue disparaging statistics and beg for more... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/14)

Athuraliye Rathana Thera to face corruption charges
Sri Lankan Hot News
The government is to seek legal redress against the convener of the National Movement for an Immaculate Tomorrow (‘Pivithuru Hetak’).Jathika Hela Urumaya Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera under charges of misusing state funds, criminal breach of trust and forging documents, reliable sources say Athuraliye Rathana Thero who is currently active in the political scene following his association with Ranil Wickremesinghe, and Tilvin Silva. and Sarath Fonseka stresses that President Rajapaksa should stop the ongoing merrymaking and extravaganza. Meanwhile, the attorney general has allegedly been instructed the director of the CID to initiate investigations as there... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/14)

OHCHR-UNHRC Sri Lanka Investigation (OISL) – Caught with their Pants Down in the Game of Dirty Tricks to Frame Sri Lanka  
 Mahinda Gunasekera Toronto, Canada
It was reported on October 25, 2014, that a Tamil Tiger Cadre named Sinnathamby Sinnarasa who had avoided rehabilitation at the conclusion of the armed conflict ended on May 19, 2009, had been arrested and found to be in possession of ‘blank UNHRC War Crimes Submission Forms’ with signatures of unknown Tamil IDPs since re-settled in the northern region. This was also disclosed by Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. G.L. Peiris, to the Deputy Country Director of the UNDP and the High Commissioner of Australia, and  to Heads of Missions and Representatives of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/14)

Elizabeth Warren: It’s time to work on America’s agenda
By Elizabeth Warren
There have been terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Election Days for Democrats before — and Republicans have had a few of those, too. Such days are always followed by plenty of pronouncements about what just changed and what’s going to be different going forward. But for all the talk of change in Washington and in states where one party is taking over from another, one thing has not changed: The stock market and gross domestic product keep going up, while families are getting squeezed hard by an economy that isn’t working for them.... -Full Story-
(washingtonpost.com - 13/11/14)

Do not sacrifice Executive Presidency to please errant politicians and yellow robed political pandits.
By Charles.S.Perera
“In the corporate environment the “Executive President” is the officer that exercises the majority of control over a company. It is his/her job to lead the company and guide it into a direction of profit and success. They work often with the COO and CFO of the cooperation to govern the company as a whole. At some companies this title is also referred to as CEO, Chief Executive Officer. If a said company has a Board of Directors the Executive President/CEO will often serve as Chairman of the Board.” It is the same with an Executive President.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/14)

Gambling for a Common Candidate as Sri Lankan President and Global Leader
Shenali D Waduge
The Common Candidate Search Group all agree for the need for a Common Candidate but for months on now they are in a twist who to choose. As for the voters of Sri Lanka, what is important when casting their vote is to realize how far they want change, what that change is likely to result for the country and whether any reversal of the gains are likely to result in bringing about that change. It becomes all the more important that our choice of leader for Sri Lanka needs to be looked more upon the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/14)

New book calls on journalists to practice mindful journalism—a genre befitting Digital Era
By Shelton Gunaratne, professor of communication emeritus
 This article is excerpted from the introductory chapter of the book “Mindful Journalism and News Ethics in the Digital era: A Buddhist Approach” to be published in March 2015 by Routledge in London. Edited by Shelton Gunaratne  (Minnesota State University Moorhead), Mark Pearson (Griffith University), and Sugath Senarath (Sri Palee campus, Colombo University), the book also contains guest chapters by Asanga Tilakaratne (Colombo University), and Kalinga Seneviratne (Chulalongkorn University). We thought that in today’s informatized world, engendered by digitization and global mediatization, a need exists for a different breed of journalists who... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/14)

මහසෙන් මහරජ  යලි සැ කසූ   වග
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
බෝසත් රජපරපුරක ඉපදුනද  සංඝ මිත්ත්‍ර  නම් ;''  වය්තුල්ය වාදී '''' ඉන්දියානුවෙකුගේ  බහට රැවටී  නොමග ගිය මහසෙන්  රජු  මහා විහාරය බිමට සමතලා කොට උඳු  වැ පිරුවේය. එසේ කලේ නිවැරදි බුදු දහම වෙනුවට  වැරදි දේ  ඔහුගේ මොලයටකුඩා කාලයේ සිටම   අනුන් විසින් ඇතුල්  කර  ''මොල සේදීමකට  '''  භාජන කල බැවිනි . සංඝ මිත්‍ර  ද උගතෙකි --- විදේශීය උගතෙකි  අපේ උරුමය  සිරුරට කාවැදී නැති  ලේ වලට  කිඳා බස නැති ඕනෑම අයෙක්  විදේශීය  උගතුන් ගේ ග්‍රහණයට අ සුවේ. මහසෙන් වියරු වූයේ  තමන් ගේ  ''' සංඝ මිත්‍ර  චින්තනය ''' නිවරදියය්  සිතු  නිසාය. බුදු දහමේ හෙවත් අපේ උරුමයේ   අරටුව නොසලකා   තැනින් තැනින්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/14)

Jaffna Is Calling
A film by Clickr
A film of Jaffna bringing up Sweet memories... -Full Story-
(https:/youtube.com/ - 12/11/14)

OPINION: Fearing Russia-EU Economic Integration US Provoking Moscow Over Ukraine
Courtesy RIA Novosti
Washington is using the atrocities committed by Kiev against Russians in Ukraine to force Putin's hand to send troops to Ukraine, sabotaging Moscow’s prospective economic integration with Europe, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts told RIA Novosti Monday. WASHINGTON, June 23 (RIA Novosti), Lyudmila Chernova – Washington is using the atrocities committed by Kiev against Russians in Ukraine to force Putin's hand to send troops to Ukraine, sabotaging Moscow’s prospective economic integration with Europe, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts told RIA Novosti Monday. “Washington's purpose is to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/14)

Saluting war veterans – then and now -From poppy to suriyamal and back to poppy
By Janaka Perera
Poppy Day November 11 this year will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.   I recall over 50 years ago during our school days our teachers told us to observe two minutes silence at the 11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th month to remember the dead of both World War I and World War II although Sri Lanka was spared of the horrors other nations faced during the two conflicts.  Few of the present generation are however aware of the controversy surrounding Poppy Day which had its origins... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/14)

UNHRC investigation on Sri Lanka : An organized fraudulent submission process favours Tamils and not Sinhalese or Muslim victims?
Shenali D Waduge
Sri Lanka is accused by the UNHRC head himself of sabotaging an ‘impartial’ investigation. Why…because Sri Lanka revealed the arrest of a LTTE un-rehabilitated cadre who had in his possession 25 blank forms in Tamil of which 6 had signatures? The concern Sri Lanka has every right to raise is that the arrest uncovered a systematic and organized effort to take signatures (in exchange for money) and a third party ends up writing lies and submitting these as genuine witness testimonies. The overseas witness testimonies are most likely to follow the same procedure. If not for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/14)

මහින්ද පුනරුත්තාපනය කිරීම
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
මෙය කරන්නේ කෙසේදය්  ප්‍රශ්නයක් ඇත. පුනරුත්තාපනය  ජනප්‍රිය වචනයය්  ජ වී පෙ කාලයේ එය එසේ භාවිතා විය. එහෙත් නිවැරදි වචනය නම් ප්‍රතිසන්ස් කරනයය් . පුනර්    යනු නැවත යනුය් උත්ථා පානය යනු   නැ ගී ටවීමය් ඉන්න විදිහටම ජ වී පෙ නැගිට්ටේව්වානම්  තවමත්  ලේ වැගිරෙනු ඇත .  මහින්දත්  ඉන්න විදිහටම නැගිට්ටේව්වොත්  වැඩක් නැත.   මහින්ද චින්තනය ජාතික චින්තනයකට හැරවිය යුතුය.  මහා සංඝයා  ඔහුව බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතියට අනුව ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණය කිරීම භාරගත යුතුය  ප්‍රේමදාස කාලයේ පිටරට සිටි එක  ක්‍රිස්තියානි පූජක වරයෙක්  ජ වී පෙ  පුනරුත්තාපන කටයුතු බාර ගැනීමට උත්සාහ කළේය . එහෙත් එවක පුනරුත්තාපන කොමසාරිස්  එයට සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම විරුධ්ධවී සිංහල බෞද්ධ දරුවන් 90%... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/14)

Mettananda's grim warning of  ' A Conspiracy against Buddhism' (1956) still worthy of serious attention
by Senaka Weeraratna
On the historic occasion of the presentation of the Report of the Buddhist Commission to the Maha Sangha and the Buddhist public at Ananda College on the 4th of February, 1956 the iconic Buddhist leader L.H. Mettananda delivered a memorable speech entitled ' A Conspiracy Against Buddhism' warning the Buddhist community of a diabolical scheme  underway to undermine Buddhism in Sri Lanka by various stratagems employed by subversive religious groups directed and controlled by a foreign power in association with key personalities in both the Govt. and Press. 1956 was the year of the Buddha Jayanthi. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/14)

Colombo Telegraph editor claims Karu Jayasuriya offered him Rs50,000 per month
Hot News from Sri Lanka
According to Colombo Telegraph report Karu Jayasuriya telephoned the Colombo Telegraph editor and offered him a monthly payment of Rs 50,000/- ‘in appreciation of the work that Colombo Telegraph does’. However, Jayasuriya did not state for how long this payment was to be made. Karu Jayasuriya now appears to be the leading contender as the presidential candidate proposed by the opposition parties, amongst other possible candidates former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, Leader of the UNP Ranil Wickremesinghe, and Ven Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera, the convener of the National Movement for Social Justice. The report says that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/14)

Change of medium of instruction was not meant to ostracize English
By Rohana R. Wasala
(This is a revised version of an article published in The Island newspaper (05.11.2014) under a different title.) It is almost seventy years since the introduction of free education in Sri Lanka. Under the education reforms initiated by Mr C.W.W. Kannangara, the mother tongue of the child was established as the medium of instruction in the primary schools. At that time there were two kinds of schools medium-wise: English schools and vernacular schools, the former for the privileged minority and the latter for the oppressed majority under British rule. The vernacular educated had very limited scope... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/14)

ජනාධිපති මැතිවරණය හා බොදු බල සේනාව
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
    බොදු බල සේනා වෙබ් අඩවිය මඟින් දැනට කර ගෙන යන සමීක්‍ෂණයට අනුව සියේට 75 ක් පමණම කියා සිටින්නේ දැනට තිබෙන ප්‍රධාන දේශපාලන පක්‍ෂ දෙකටම සහයෝගය නොදී අළුත් තුන්වන පුද්ගලයෙක් සඳහා බොදු බල සේනාව සහයෝගය දිය යුතු බවය. නිල්, කොල හා රතු යන කොටස් තුනම බොරු කාරයින් බව අවබෝධවූ ලක්‍ෂ සංඛ්‍යාත පිරිසක් බොදු බල සේනාව වටා එක් රැස්වී තිබෙන බව ඉතාමත් පැහැඳිලිය. තුන්වන බලවේගයක් වශයෙන් පෙනී සිටීමෙන් හා ඉදිරි චන්දයේදී රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතාට හෝ ඔහුට විරුද්ධව එන පොදු අපේක්‍ෂකයාට හෝ සහයෝගය නොදීමෙන් මෙම දේශපාලන පක්‍ෂ  කරගෙන යන බොරුව රටට එළිදරව් කිරීමේ අවස්ථාවක් බොදු බල සේනාවට ලැබේ. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/14)

Destiny of future politics will be decided mainly on how Geneva Battle is dealt with
Dr. Chandana Jayalath
The Congress, British Parliament and the US State Department will continue to push for the international process in Geneva to probe the final months of the battle ‘that sealed the fate’ of the Tamil Tigers. Those who operate locally in parallel with international groups also demand that the Sri Lankan government should show how it will meet the international desires. Some believe, it will at least ease out if the Sri Lankan government makes a genuine effort to implement the 13th amendment. Some even say there will be no question if the Sri Lankan government simply... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/14)

එලොවටත් මෙලොවටත් නැති  ලංකාවේ  සමහර  චන්ද දායකයෝ
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
ලංකාවේ බොහෝ අ  ය චන්දය දෙන්නේ  තමන් චන්දය දෙන පක්ෂයේ ප්‍රතිපත්ති ගැන  අන්දොසන්සාරයක් නොදැනය. පහුගිය වතා වේ මහින්දටනම් දුන්නේ   කොටි පරාජය කල නිසාය .  බොහෝ අයගේ ඇඟට දැනෙන්නේ  මරණ භය පම නකි අනිත් වෙලාව ට ඇ පල්  මුද්දීරප්පලම් රසය පමණකි  1948 දී අපට පූර්ණ නිදහස එපා dominion  හෙවත් අර්ධ නිදහස්  තත්වය පමණක් අතය් කියා සුද්දන්ට කියූ  d  s   ගේ  පක්ෂයට චන්දය දෙන්නටත් මිනිස්සු සිටියහ. වසරකට පෙර ගාන්ධි ඉන්දියාවේ දී කල කී දේශප්‍රේමී කටයුතු    දන දැනත්   බණ්ඩාරනායක ප්‍රමුඛ සමහරු පූර්ණ නිදහස ඉල්ලද්දීත් එය එපා කී   මිනිසෙකුට ජාතියේ පියාය යන නාමය භාවිතා කරන තවත් ජාතිය ක් මෙලොව ඇත්ද?... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/14)

US encirclement of Russia setting stage for nuclear war: Analyst
TRUTHER
Political activist Don DeBar believes “the stakes are extremely” high for a nuclear war between Washington and Moscow due to US policy of military encirclement of Russia.“The United States has been advancing towards Russia physically in terms of placement of military resources, they are now parked at the borders of Russia from the Baltics up in the Baltic Sea in the very northwest corner of Russia down to the middle of Ukraine at this point in the southwest part of Russia,” he told Press TV on Saturday.... -Full Story-
(pakalertpress.com - 11/11/14)

Modi, Rajapaksa discuss fishermen-s case
MEERA SRINIVASAN
Sources in President Rajapaksa-s office confirmed that the leaders discussed a range of issues including the fishermen-s sentence in a telephonic conversation Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday discussed possible options regarding the five Indian fishermen who were recently sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan Court.... -Full Story-
(thehindu.com - 11/11/14)

Open letter to President Mahinda Rajapakse.
 Charles.S.Perera
H.E.President Mahinda Rajapakse, Temple Trees, Colombo. Your Excellency Mr. President, Some say they do not want you to present yourself for a Presidential election for the third time. Some  others say that you have no chance to win because the UNP Candidate Hiran Fernando getting  elected at the Badulla Provincial Council election, may be a sign the voters are coming back to UNP. Therefore it is likely that a UNP Presidential Candidate will win at the next election.  I do not see the logic in it but that is what they say. There are yet other political groups ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/14)

Sri Lanka Investigation: OHCHR must admit or deny it printed submission forms and if monetary compensation was paid for testimonies
Shenali D Waduge
UNHRC and its head have been thrown off balance. OISL investigation is being questioned and rightly so when a LTTE is arrested with blank UNHRC war crimes submission forms with signatures. Pre-emptive strategies are taking place to shift the focus from what should remain 2 questions integral to the integrity and credibility of an international investigation on Sri Lanka. UNHRC head needs to only answer if UNHRC war crimes submission forms were printed in Geneva and delivered to the TNA and if monetary compensation was promised in exchange for testimonies. The GOSL and Sri Lankan Media... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/14)

Questions Raised On The Transparency And Integrity Of The OISL
By Camelia Nathaniel Courtesy The Sunday Leader
Serious concerns regarding the credibility of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) being carried out has arisen, due to the recent discovery of signatures being obtained in blank forms, from the families of those affected by the conflict. The minister of foreign affairs Professor G.L. Peiris convened a meeting last week with representatives of the OISL and Heads of Missions, and briefed them on the recent arrest of Sinnathamby Krishnarasa who had possessed blank forms containing signatures of conflict affected persons who had been... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/14)

  මහින්ද ජනපති තුමනි  මෙහෙම කලොත්  ඔබටත් අපටත් හොඳය්
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
  ස්ථිර ලේකම් වරු ඇතුළු බොහෝ නිලධාරීන්  ඔබ විසින් පත් කරන නිසා දැන් ඇමතිවරු හොඳටම අසරණ වී ඇත. ලේකම් වත්  ඇමතිට බය නැත. වකුගඩු රෝගයට  පාරම්පරික බෙහෙත් දෙන ජංගම සේවයට  යන වෙදදුරන්ට  වාහනයක් වත්  නොදී  ඔවුන් අසරණ බවට පත් කරන ඇමති නියෝග පවා  හමස් පෙට්ටියට දාන ලේකම් වරු දේශීය වය්ද්‍ය  අමාත්තය්න්ශයේ අරක් ගැනීම නිසා  ඒ වෙදමහත්වරුන්ගේ සේවය ජනතාවට නොලැබී ඇත. ආයුර්වේද උපාධි ධාරී වය්ද්යවරු පාරම්පරික වෙදුන්ට  කැමති නැත. වකුගඩු රෝගය  පාරම්පරික බෙහෙත් වලින් හොඳ වුනාට  ඒ බෙහෙත්  පර්යේෂණ වලට භාජන කර නැති නිසා  පිලිගතයුතුනතය් උපාධියෝ කියති  ආයුර්වේද උපාධියෝ   මෙහිදී කුපාඩි යෝ  වී  බටහිර  විද්‍යා පර්යේෂණ ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/14)

Lessons Learnt from Wagah Terrorism
By Afshain Afzal
On evening 2nd November 2014, in an unfortunate explosion near Pakistan-India entry gate at Wagah, around 60 persons were killed and more then 120 injured. The attack reminds last Muharram’s massacre at Raja Bazar, Rawalpindi in an attack on almost century old Masjid cum Madrassa, in which over 200 Sunnis were killed. Interestingly, the Wagah attack occurred, only 500 meters away from the gates where every morning and evening smartly turned out personnel of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistani Rangers (PR) perform flag hoisting and lowering ceremonies. Initial reports from the site of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/14)

සක්දෙව් රජ අභියස ඇති මහින්ද පැනය 1 පියවර
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි.
සක්දෙව් රජ: ඔබ මනු ලොවින් පැමිණි අයෙක්; කරුණාකර ඔබගේ පැනය මට යොමු කරන්න! ලක් වැසියා 1 : දීර්ඝායුෂ වේවා! සක්දෙව් මහා රජතුමණි, මම ශ්රී ලාංකීය  පුරවැසියෙක්මි. සම්මා සම්බුදු පියාණන්වහන්සේ විසින් උන්වහන්සේගේ, පිරිනිවන් මංගල්‍ය දා, ශ්රී ලංකාද්වීපයේ ආරක්ෂාව සම්බන්ධව සියලු වගකීම් ඔබ වහන්සේ වෙත පැවරූ පුවත දැඩිව විශ්වාස කරන පරපුරේ නියෝජිතවරයෙක් වෙමි. මා මෙහි පැමිණියේ වර්තමානයේදී්‍; ලාංකීය ජන මනස තුලට කාවද්දා ඇති ගැටලුකාරී මතයක් සම්බන්ධව ඔබවහන්සේගෙන් නිසි පිළිතුරක් ලබාගැනීමේ අපේක්ෂාවෙණි.  දෙව්දුණි, මේ වන විට වර්තමාන ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ජනාධිපතිව මේ රට වෙලාගෙන තිබූ අසුර බලමුලු විනාශ කොට යන්තම් වසර පහක් ගතවූවා පමණි. අපට ඵතුමාව තවදුරටත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/14)

The Correct Legal Position on Presidential Terms: The Incumbent Eligible to be Elected Again
Dilrook Kannangara
Given the critical importance of the Office of the President, presidential elections in Sri Lanka rarely go without legal battles. The legendary legal battle for the 1988 election went to history books as one of the largest in the world in terms of witnesses summoned. After a legal battle, the Supreme Court decided to have a presidential election in 2005 contrary to the wishes of the incumbent president. A similar legal battle is in progress leading up to the 2015 presidential election. To pre-empt a legal challenge after the election, the incumbent president has referred the question... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/14)

Sri Lankan refugees in India hope for repatriation
By Munza Mushtaq for Khabar South Asia in Colombo -Courtesy Khabar South Asia
An organisation in Tamil Nadu is assisting in repatriating Sri Lankan war refugees. An NGO in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu is trying to help Sri Lankan war refugees who fled there come home, five years after the ethnic conflict ended. Sri Lankan Tamils return home from India aboard the first ferry for refugees, which docked at Colombo port in October 2011. More than 100,000 war refugees are still in Tamil Nadu, but the two countries are working to facilitate their repatriation. [Lakruwan... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/14)

35 written submissions to SC
Sri Lankan News
Thirty-five sets of written submissions have been tendered to the Registrar of the Supreme Court yesterday, in respect of the two questions referred to the Supreme Court by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.In terms of Article 129(1) of the Constitution, the President sought the opinion of the Supreme Court whether there is any impediment for him to be elected for a further term of office as the incumbent President. On the direction of the Supreme Court, the Registrar informed the members of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL), to tender their written submissions by 3 p.m., 7... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/14)

What ‘War on Terror’ if world’s terrorists are Western Intelligence Assets
Shenali D Waduge
Al Qaeda, Bin Laden and all of their Islamic militant outfits are proscribed internationally and declared foreign terrorist organizations because of their violent and murderous ways. The world condemns and abhors and demands the elimination of these Islamic terror groups. BUT, what if and there is enough of proof too that Al Qaeda and Bin Laden and all their Islamic militant affiliates were created by US and West to advance their geopolitical agenda across Middle East and Africa and now moving towards Asia? If these terrorist groups are all Western intelligence assets what does it mean... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/14)

“Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.” – Mahatma Gandhi.
By Noor Nizam – Peace and Political Activist.
Though I have been dormant over a period of time, in contributing my writings to the press, especially Lankaweb.com, my thoughts have been tormented by the writings of “so-called” media owners and writers who have recently started climbing the platform of “Muslim Politics” in Sri Lanka and are attempting to show their faces as the saviours of the “MUSLIM FACTOR” in the dirty political playing field of communal politics in Sri Lanka. My thoughts went back to the life story of Mahatma Gandhi when the great leader of non-violence stated:... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/14)

බලය වෙනුවෙන් නොකරන දෙයක් නොවු කළ!
ආචාර්ය චන්දන ජයලත්
මෙම ලිපිය කොහෙන් පටන් ගෙන කොහෙන් හමාර කරන්නට දැයි සිතීමම එතරම් පහසු නොවන වග මම දනිමි. ලෝකයේ මැද කොහේදැයි ඇසුවහොත් එය තමා සිටිනා තැන යැයි දෙනු ලබන පිළිතුර යමෙකුට වැරදි විය හැකිය. එතරමටම දේශපාලනයත් ගෝලාකාරය. දේශපාලනය ගැන කතා කරන්නට යාම බැනුම් අහගන්නට ඇති හොඳම ක‍්‍රමයක් වන්නේ එහිදී විපක්‍ෂයක් ඇතිවීම නොවැළැක්විය හැකි නිසයි. ගලා යන අත්දැකීම්වලින් තෙරපන මාගේ මනසට යම් සංයමයක් ලබා ගැනීමට උත්සාහ කලද මා අතින් ඉතිහාසයේ සිදුවූ වැදගත් දෑ අතපසු වීමට ඉඩ ඇත. කෙසේ හෝ සියල්ල කෙටියෙන් හකුළුවාලීමට අදහස් කළෙමි. හරි වැරැුද්ද තම තමනට ගෝචර වු පරිද්දෙන් උරන නොවී කිරා මැන බලනු ඇතැයි මම සිතමි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/14)

Scotsman allegedly assaulted by Malaka fears for his life
From Sri Lanka news
I was covering my head. Then Belinda came and held on to me.Then they assaulted her as well. She too was injured The Scotsman James Casserly, who was allegedly assaulted by Minister Mervin Silva’s son Malaka at a nightclub on Friday said he feared for his life. He told Daily Mirror that after the incident he did not leave his home after what happened to him and his girlfriend had been splashed across media networks. “I did not know that the man who assaulted me is a minister’s son. On Friday (31), my girlfriend Belinda... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/14)

ඉදිකිරීම් පනතේ හිතූවක්කාර කූඨප‍්‍රාප්්තිය, විෂම චක‍්‍රය හා නන්නත්තාර නියාමනය
ආචාර්ය චන්දන ජයලත්
නව ඉදිකිරීම් කර්මාන්ත සංවර්ධන පනත හරහා ඉදිකිරීම් ෙක්‍ෂ්ත‍්‍රයේ ප‍්‍රවර්ධනය, සුභසිද්ධිය, නියාමනය හා රාජ්‍ය මැදිහත්වීම වෙනුවෙන් නිශ්චිත බලාධිකාරයක් ස්ථාපිත වීමට නියමිතය. එය ඉදිකිරීම් කර්මාන්ත සංවර්ධන අධිකාරිය ලෙස හඳුන්වයි. ඒ සමගම මේ දක්වා තිබූ ඉදිකිරීම් පුහුණු කිරීමේ හා සංවර්ධන ආයතනය (ඉක්ටාඞ් ආයතනය* අහෝසි වෙයි. ඊට භාර වී තිබූ බොහෝ දෑ කැටි කොට ගත් විට එය ඉදිකිරීම් නියාමනය ලෙස හැදින්වීම සාධාරණය. අනුකමිටු, කමිටු, නියාමන කමිටු, අධ්‍යක්‍ෂ මණ්ඩලය වශයෙන් විශේෂඥතාවය, නියෝජනය, නිර්දේශය, අනුමැතිය ලැබ කෙරෙන ඉදිකිරීම් නියාමනය හරහා ගුණාත්මක බවින් වඩාත් උසස් ඉදිකිරීම් සංස්කෘතියක් බලාපොරොත්තු විය. ප‍්‍රමිතිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් පිරිවිතර හඳුන්වා දීම, දේශන, සම්මන්ත‍්‍රණ හා පුහුණු පාඨමාලා පැවැත්වීම, ඉක්ටාඞ් මිල සූත‍්‍රයට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/14)

Why do voters pass progressive laws but vote for conservative politicians?
by Robin Marty
Sure, the 2014 elections brought a massive shift to the political landscape. Republicans took over the Senate and the only question now is how big their majority will be. The House has an even wider GOP majority than before, and all those Republican governors we thought were vulnerable, like Scott Walker in Wisconsin and Sam Brownback in Kansas, well, it turns out they all held on to their spots. Even worse, Democratic governors we thought were safe, like Pat Quinn in Illinois, actually were endangered and will be gone after the first of the year.... -Full Story-
(care2.com - 09/11/14)

Solutions to our dumb big money elections
By: Kelly Ngo
Sure, the attack ads are blanketing the airwaves, and sure, some guys from Kansas are spending millions for your vote, but all the mainstream media wants to talk about is how much no one actually cares about the midterms. America has had enough red meat rhetoric to send a grizzly bear into cardiac arrest, and that appears to be what has happened.... -Full Story-
(citizenvox.org - 09/11/14)

Lessons for Sri Lanka: Comparison of Iraq, Libya and Syria before and after US/NATO interference/intervention
Shenali D Waduge
19 Muslims took part in 9/11 none of them were Afghans but Afghanistan was bombed because the plan had been made 2 months before 9/11. Similarly, Gen. Wesley Clarke in an interview with Amy Goodman says that a memo was floating in the US defence circles in 2001 ‘we’re going to take down 7 countries in just 5 years’. These countries were to start with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran. Iraq was invaded in 2003, Libya in 2011 and now Syria is the next target. What we need to realize is that US... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/14)

If Muslim Islamism has been created as a geopolitical agenda why are Muslims willing participants
Shenali D Waduge
 There are a few burning issues that the global community is having to deal with. Awareness by some and the lack of awareness by most that Muslim Islamic extremism was created as a Western geopolitical tool Complimentary to the Muslim Islamic fundamentalism is a new wave of Islamic demands and rights being propagated and pushed using Muslim public to create further dissent and guaranteed to generate the geopolitical unrest planned – surge in foreign funded mosques, madrassas, prayer centres, Islamic dress changes visibly taking place, halal commercial system meant to raise funds for Muslims and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/14)

Submission to “OISL_submissions@ohchr.org”
By Chandre Dharma-wardana    chandre.dharma
yahoo.ca , Ottawa, Canada. K1K 3G5

Submission to  “OISL_submissions
ohchr.org” The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Investigation on Sri Lanka. [ http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/OISL.aspx ]. By Chandre Dharma-wardana    chandre.dharma
yahoo.ca, Ottawa, Canada. [The author is a former Vice-Chancellor of a Sri Lankan University, and currently a Researcher attached to the National Research Council of Canada, and also a Professor at the Universite de Montreal. He covers Sri Lankan events and maintains the website http://dh-web.org/hrsits and related websites devoted to Sri Lankan matters.] Contents and Resume Introduction. Here we look at the background to the allegations... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 08/11/14)

Multiculturalism has failed – Countries are getting back to majority rule
Shenali D Waduge
The nations that are attempting to divide nation of Africa, Asia, Middle East and Eastern Europe into micro states to create new governments that would be unable to run if not for support of the nations that divided them inadvertently means these nations end up puppets. Multiculturalism was used to garner support that would enable powerful nations to provoke sentiments of minorities against the majority sufficient enough to create calamity that would further the agendas of profiteers looking for or creating conflicts that fill their purses. What the general public whether belonging to the majority or minorities need to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/14)

හෙළ වෙද පුතෙක් පිළිකාව නිට්ටාවට සුවකරන දිව ඔසුවක් සොයා ගනී..
lanka C news
සිංහල වෛද්‍යවරයෙකු වන මහානාම ඒ.  හපුගොඩ මහතා තමන් විසින් මාරාන්තික  පිළිකා රෝගය නිට්ටාවට සුව කිරීම සදහා ඖෂධයක් සොයාගෙන ඇති බවත් එමගින් මේ වන විට පිළිකා රෝගීන් සිය දහස් ගණනක් සුවපත් කොට ඇති බවත් පවසයි. කොළඹ පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී ඔහු සදහන් කලේ රජයේ රෝහල් වලින් ප‍්‍රතිකාර ලබන රෝගීන්ගේ ශරීරවලට කිරණ ඇතුළු කිරීමක් සිදු කරන නිසා ඔවුන්ට විවිධ අතුරු ආබාධ වලට මුහුණ දීමට සිදු  වුවත් තමන් සොයාගත් ඖෂධය  භාවිතා කිරීමන් එවැනි අතුරු ආබාධ කිසිවක් ඇති නොවන බවයි. තම බෙහෙතට පියයුරු බඩවැල් ඇතුළු ශරීරයේ සෑම ස්ථානයකම හට ගන්නා  ඕනෑම පිළිකාවක් සුව කිරීමේ හැකියාව ඇති බවත් ඒ සදහා තමන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/14)

Buddhism finds global voice at China conference
Kalinga Seneviratne Special to The Nation Baoji, China  Courtesy:  The Nation ( Thailand)
More than 600 international delegates met for the 27th World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) conference last month, hosted for the first time by China, in the north-west province of Shaanxi.
The conference theme of "Buddhism and Public Charity" laid a path for Buddhist collaboration, especially in mobilising financial and spiritual resources to advance the development of Buddhist communities across the world in a compassionate and socially harmonious manner. China has more Buddhists than any other country, with between 200 million and 300 million worshippers. There are over... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/14)

GOSL responds to News Release by the UN OHCHR
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Geneva
 Following the News Release yesterday (7 November 2014) by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights condemning disinformation designed to discredit the UN investigation on Sri Lanka, the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva has sent the attached communication to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in this regard. 8th November 2014 Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein High Commissioner for Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Geneva Dear High Commissioner, I write with reference to the News Release by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/14)

There is no "quick fix" for obesity
Dr Hector Perera         London
Obesity is a term used to describe somebody who is very overweight, with a lot of body fat. It's a common problem, estimated to affect around one in every four adults and around one in every five children aged 10 to 11 in the UK. Unlike the Western world diets that are associated with high fat, salt and sugar but Sri Lankan diets are generally healthy. Now in Sri Lanka there are imported food in plenty of supermarkets and some adults and even children are tempted to eat those kinds of food that contain salt, fats... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/14)

Communal Politics – The bane of a nation
Hilmy Ahamed
It is unfortunate that Sri Lankans have begun to vote on ethnic considerations. Politicians from minority communities, except those aligned to the TNA have continued to exploit the political opportunities and ensure their wellbeing–always. The nexus between the TNA and the United National Party can be labeled as “nothing better”. The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and the Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) are branded as amongst the worst wheeler-dealers. Is the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) joining the race? The declaration of the next presidential or general elections would bring out the contest amongst the two main political... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/14)

UK : Terrorists to be banned from running charities – start with LTTE Tamil Diaspora
Shenali D Waduge
The British Government has announced new measures to prevent convicted terrorists funneling money from UK charities to extremist groups. If the British Government is sincere about confronting the ‘menace of extremism’ by ensuring that the Charity Commission is given new powers to prevent dangerous criminals misusing money that is donated to charities, the British Government needs to immediately start investigating the 16 LTTE fronts, their heads and the 424 individuals the GOSL has proscribed incorporating UN Security Council Resolution 1373 which is binding of UN member nations to extend support and cooperation for organizations listed. Some... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/14)

CURIOUS AND UNHINGED ISLAMIC MIND SET! PART III:   QURANIC PROTOCOLS FOR TOTAL WAR ON UNBELIVERS
Mahinda Weerasinghe
I wrote in part I in this series and informed that: How bowing to the Kasbah is NOT bowing to an idol, or going round a stone and kissing a stone does not make them idol worshippers, it simply makes them stone kissers! In fact most people including the Muslim followers are confused by the Prophet’s strange attraction to a black stone and his kissing it and shedding tears copiously for it! In the 8th year of Hijra, (January 630 AD) after the bloodless victory of taking Mecca by the  Prophet of Islam the following report  was filed  by ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/14)

MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington DC
The Minister of External Affairs, Professor G. L. Peiris on Tuesday, 4th November, met the Heads of Mission and Representatives of the main proponents of the Investigation on Sri Lanka by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the High Commissioner of Australia. The Deputy Country Director of the UNDP also participated representing the UN system. Minister Peiris explained to these representatives, the details regarding the recent arrest of Sinnathamby Krishnarasa, a non-rehabilitated LTTE cadre. This action led to the discovery in his possession of blank forms containing signatures of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/14)

Ideas for the Indian Economic Summit
By Garvin Karunaratne,
Many high powered authorities including celebrated economists are deliberating at this very moment how the economy of India can prosper. It is a crucial task that requires the total attention of  everyone concerned. It is hoped that this exercise can usher in development for India. I humbly submit that to my thinking the Theme “Redefining Public Private Cooperation for a new beginning to discuss how India can restore investor confidence and achieve a greater equity in social economic progress”  is a non runner. This is because foreign investors do not come to develop the country. Instead... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/14)

What happened in 1915?
By Rohana R. Wasala
The following is an updated version of an article of mine entitled “The Truth about the 1915 Riots” published in The Island on September 20, 2010. It has been specially prepared here for Lankaweb News and Forum readers. The real cause of the disturbances traditionally described as “the Sinhala-Muslim Riots of 1915” has sometimes been deliberately obscured by opponents of Sinhala Buddhists as merely something to do with the native (Sinhalese) capitalist class, just emerging under the auspices of the British, exploiting communalism to advance their interests. The truth about what actually led to the ‘riots’... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/14)

SUBMISSION TO OISL
Don Wijewardana, QSO, JP Sri Lanka Association of New Zealand
INTRODUCTION Since the war in Sri Lanka against the Tamil terrorist group LTTE ended, and particularly since the UN Secretary General’s Panel of Experts report (Darusman Report) was published in 2011, there has been a spate of accusations of genocide against GOSL. They have been from a range of NGOs such as Amnesty International, a number of western governments, some authors such as Gordon Weiss and Frances Harrison[1] as well as parts of the United Nations itself, mainly the High Commissioner for Human Rights. In these allegations the number... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/14)

Canadians are on terror threat!
By Kris Pulohasingham
Some of the listed terrorist entities are on the verge of losing its terror brand automatically due to the hypocrisy of current Canadian government. In 2006 Canada listed Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) as a terrorist entity, and again in 2008 one of the front organizations of LTTE, World Tamil Movement (MTM) was listed as a terrorist entity.... -Full Story-
(3rdvoice.wordpress.com - 07/11/14)

Life Abroad – Part 103 OUT OF A VEILED ARCHIVE
Dr. Tilak Fernando
In response to Life Abroad Pt. 101 episode on ‘Faithful Employees and diplomatic bungling’, Peter Wijesinghe responded swiftly in an email to me as follows: “I thought of writing a few lines to you about what is being said about the Ceylon/Sri Lanka High Commission in London, and now something called ‘Geneva Gate’ in certain TV channels”. “As you know, I have been a member of the staff at the Ceylon/Sri Lanka High Commission from day one when the High Commission office was opened by the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/14)

The Concept of Nirvana from a Psychological Point of View
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.
The concept of nirvana is a product of Buddhist systematic thought which is more than 2500 years old. Throughout the centuries various scholars and philosophers tried to explain the Nirvanic concept using their limited knowledge. Nevertheless the concept of Nirvana is often misunderstood and sometimes misused (e.g. - Nirvana Rock Band, Nirvana Night Club). Although the concept of Nirvana is difficult to explain in mundane terms some scholars have erroneously tried to interpret Nirvana as an exotic place, sensational feeling, or a void entity. The concept of Nirvana was originally explained by the Lord... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/14)

පලාලි සින්ඩ්‍රෝමයේ කම්පනය- පශ්චාත් යුද මානසිකත්ව සංකූලතාව පිලිබඳ ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය අත්දැකීම
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම්. ජයතුංග විසින් රචිත "Shell Shock to Palali Syndrome- PTSD Sri Lankan Experience" ග්‍රන්ථය
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම්. ජයතුංග විසින් රචිත "Shell Shock to Palali Syndrome- PTSD Sri Lankan Experience" ග්‍රන්ථය පශ්චාත් යුද මානසිකත්ව සංකූලතා පිළිබඳ විමසුමක් පමණක් නොව වර්තමාන ශ්‍රී ලංකාව මුහුණදී සිටින අර්බුදකාරී තත්වය පිලිබඳ විග්‍රහ කෙරෙන කෘතියක් ද වෙයි. දශක තුනකට වැඩි කාලයක් තිස්සේ ඇදීගිය ජනවාර්ගික අර්බුදයත්, දිවයිනේ දකුණු පළාත්වල පැන නැගුනු අර්බුද දෙකකටත්, ඉන් අනතුරුව 2004 වර්ෂයේදී ඇතිවූ මහා ආසියානු සුනාමි ව්‍යසනයටත් මුහුණ දුන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව අද ඒ සියල්ලෙන් ලද ආඝාතමය තත්වයෙන් ක්‍රමයෙන් සුවය ලබමින් සිටී. පශ්චාත් යුද මානසිකත්ව කළමනාකරණ සංකල්පයේ ආරම්භය පිළිබඳ පැහැදිලි චිත්‍රයක් පාඨකයා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/14)

කළු සුද්දන්ගේ සම්භවය හා ආධිපත්‍යය (7)
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
රෙදි ගැලවීම නිසා යටගවුමෙන් ඉන්නා කඳු! (නොහොත් මීරියබැද්ද නාය ගියාද නැත්නම් නාය යැව්වද?)     කොස්ලන්දේ මීරියබැද්ද නාය යාම හා කළුසුද්දන්ගේ හැසිරීම අතර සම්බන්‌ධයක් තිබේද යන්න විමසා බැලීම කාලෝචිතය කියා සිතේ. එය කළුසුද්දන්ගේ ආධිපත්‍යය පෙන්වන නිදසුනක් සේ පෙනේ. (මෙම රචනා කොටස ලිවීම ආරම්භ කලාට පසුව ආපදා කළමනාකරණ ඇමති මහින්ද අමරවීර විසින් නොවැම්බර් 3 දා මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී කල ප්‍රකාශනයක් (විඩියෝ පටයක්) ගොසිප් ලංකා වෙබ් අඩවියේ (නොවැම්බර් 4) පලවිය. ඒ අනුව මේ ලයින් ගෙවල් කන්ද උඩ සදා ඇත්තේ සුද්දන්ගේ කාලයේ ය. සුද්දන් කල මේ වැරදි හදා ගන්නට අපට එකවර බැහැ, ඒ සඳහා කාලයක් ගතවනවා යයි ඔහු කියා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/14)

බයියලා සහ ටොයියලා
ආචාර්ය චන්දන ජයලත්
ගරු විමල් වීරවංශ ඇමතිතූමා විසින් මෑතකදී කළ ප‍්‍රකාශයක් හරිම අපූරුය. ඊට අනුව ඔහු බයියෙකි. විපක්‍ෂයේ සිටින්නේ ටොයියලාය. බයියලා හා ටොයියලා දෙගොල්ල එකතුවී රට කන හැටි කතා කළේ මීට වසර හතලිස් පහකට පෙර රෝහණ විජේවීර සහෝදරයාය. එදා මෙදා තූර වැඩියෙන්ම කතා බහට ලක් වූ මාතෘකාව ද කාලය වැඩියෙන්ම කා දැමූ මාතෘකාව ද වූයේ දේශපාලනයයි. තුප්පහි දේශපාලනය, අරාජික දේශපාලනය, ගැලරියේ දේශපාලනය යනාදීි වශයෙන් එහි සවභාවය මතූ කරලීමට විවිධ නාම විශේෂණ පද යොදා ගන්නට ද විය. අප ලත් ඊනියා නිදහසේ පවිටු ඵල විපාක අතර රටේ දේශපාලන අයිතිය පවුල් කීපයක් අතට යාම පැහැදිලිය. ඉන්දියාවට, බංගලිදේශයට මෙන්ම ලංකාවටද එම මඩ ගොහොරුවෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/14)

Modi’s Buddhist diplomacy on anvil to woo East Asians
Ashok B Sharma Courtesy : Vijayvaani
A definite shift in India’s Look East Policy is underway with added emphasis on Buddha diplomacy under the new dispensation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to market the Buddha card to the countries in the region as India is the place of origin of Dhamma and Sangha. He indicated such a change in emphasis by his first official visit abroad to a neighbouring Buddhist country Asia, Bhutan, and then to Nepal, where Buddha was born. His first official visit outside South Asia was to another Buddhist country, Japan.  Chinese President Xi Jinping on his visit... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/14)

TNA FROM SUN GOD TO SUN MASTER - Tasked to collect fabricated “eye witness” reports on alleged victims of the conflict
SL will do everything to protect its national interest
There is evidence indicating a nexus between prominent personalities of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and Alva Pulle Vijendrakumar alias Sun Master who had tasked Sinnathambi Krishnarasa, a non-rehabilitated LTTE cadre to obtain signatures of those affected by the conflict, on blank forms, on the assurance that this was for obtaining monetary compensation from the UN, External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L.Peiris said. Further, he said that there are moves by Sun Master to seek asylum abroad. The TNA was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/14)

නිවන් දැකීමට කල යුත්තේ පින්ද? කුසල්ද?
– වැල්ලවායේ සුමනබෝධි හිමි
“ඒතං සන්තං ඒතං පණීතං යදිදං සබ්බ සංඛාර සමතෝ සබ්බූපධි පටිනිස්සග්ගෝ තණ්හක්ඛයෝ නිරෝධෝ නිබ්බානං – යම් මේ සියළු සංස්ඛාර සමථයට පත්වුනාවූ සියළු උපධීන් බැහැර වුනාවූ තණ්හාව ක්‍ෂය වුනාවූ නිරෝධය වූ නිවනක් වෙයිද එය ශාන්තය එය ප්‍රණීතය.” නිවන් දැකීම පිණිස පින් කල යුතුද? කුසල් කල යුතුද ? යන මේ ගැටළුව නිවැරදි විසඳුමක් ලැබීමකින් තොරව සමාජ කතාබහට ලක්වන්නකි. කෙනෙකු පින් කළහොත් සසරෙහි ඇවිදින්නට වන්නේය එබැවින් පින් නොකර කුසල් කල යුතුය යැයි පවසයි. එසේ පවසන්නේ කවර පදනමක සිටදැයි ඔවුන්ගේ ස්ථාවරක් නොපෙනේ. එබැවින් පින කුමක්ද? කුසලය කුමක්ද? ඒවා නිවනට කෙසේ ප්‍රත්‍ය වෙයිද කියා විමසා බලා තීරණයකට පැමිණිය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/14)

China re-discovers priceless value of Buddhism
by Senaka Weeraratna
In as much as two global religions Christianity and Islam are given leadership today by powerful countries based in the West and Middle East respectively, the time has come for the oldest of the three global religions namely Buddhism to be backed by a powerhouse to dispel the widely circulated myth that it is a weak religion sustained by relatively weaker countries in Asia despite Buddhism’s unmatched contributions to the sustaining of world peace, unqualified respect for the natural environment including reverence for the lives of all living beings and promotion of Ahimsa and non-violence as the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/14)

STRANGE EXPECTATIONS
ALI SUKHANVER
 ‘If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, it is like expecting the lion not to eat you because you don’t eat him’, says Shakespeare. Expectations play a very vital role in making our life hell or heaven. Expectations are in actual our desires and hopes that we wish to be fulfilled by hook or by crook. We pray for their fulfillment, we struggle for their achievement and in this way most of our joys and sorrows directly or indirectly get connected with our expectations. Wise are those whose desires... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/14)

Submission to OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL)
By Civil Organizations in AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
The membership of our Organizations consist exclusively of New Zealand citizens and residents of Sri Lankan origin and have been representing their interests locally and internationally during a period spanning the last 25 years or so. Although our objectives are varied, we in unison agree that Sri Lanka should unite as one nation irrespective of race, religion, linguistic or ethnic differences in order to emerge as a modern developed nation and achieve prosperity. Introduction This submission is in response to the invitation extended by the OISL from individuals, organisations and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/14)

How can Sri Lanka benefit from UN Security Council Resolution 1373
Shenali D Waduge
The UNSC Resolution 1373 is important for the sole reason that it elevated the ‘war on terror’ to a Global Security Law.  It was proactive legislation at international level.  To be proactive in action all 192 UN member states need to assist and cooperate with nations incorporating the UNSC Resolution 1373. This then necessitates and binds all UN member states to take action against the 16 organizations declared as LTTE fronts along with those that head these organizations as well as the 424 individuals declared as LTTE supporters. Given that most of the individuals and organizations... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/14)

Pope is visiting SL in 2015 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Christianity coming to Sri Lanka
Lorenzo
Pope is visiting SL only because the president and the defence secretary invited him to visit SL. Obviously they are aware SL is a Buddhist country. “1505 April. The Portuguese under Don Lorenzo de Almeida fist visit Ceylon and are permitted to trade.” But NO Christian missionaries. “1515 Lopez Suaar Alverenga arrives in Ceylon with a fleet of 19 ships and after some ineffectual opposition from the Sinhalese erects a fort in Colombo.” First Catholic priests came in this fleet. “1536 Death of Joao Monteiro the first Catholic Bishop of Ceylon at Colombo.” – Parts between “” from... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/14)

New quantum mechanics theory says parallel universes exist, interact
Courtesy RT
 To the average person, quantum mechanics is the convoluted, science fiction-y branch of physics. A radical new theory plays into that, proposing that parallel universes exist and interact with each other ‒ and that scientists may be able to test for them. Prof. Howard Wiseman, a physicist at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, along with his collaborators Dr. Michael Hall, also of Griffith University, and University of California, Davis mathematician Dr. Dirk-Andre Deckert, published their new "many interacting worlds" (MIW) theory in the journal Physical Review X. They posited that other universes are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/14)

What is the Tamil National Alliance complaining about?
Shenali D Waduge
The present TNA before it was created by the LTTE in 2001 were all members of some Tamil political group. We know that LTTE took up arms alongside 35 other militant groups against the State of Sri Lanka well before 1983. The same parties and members that were scared to open their mouths except to say ‘Yes’ to everything LTTE ordered, today enjoys freedom of speech and a whole lot of other freedoms that they did not enjoy under LTTE even as Tamils. The TNA leader did not mind surrounding himself with Sinhala body guards then... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/14)

Improving the O'level Mathematics Education
Jay Deshabandu
Mathematics education should be a mandatory subject at any level in a school.  Mathematics can broadly be defined as the science of understanding and recognizing patterns and classifying them based on numbers or well defined mathematical structures.  The learning process of mathematics promotes one’s analytical skills and critical thinking. Critical thinking is important to live a better life regardless of the nature of one’s employment. The architect of the U.S. constitution, George Washington, was a Mathematician. Education minister was correct when he said that the level of mathematics knowledge should be different for pupils intending to pursue... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/14)

Let those who guessed 40,000 plus dead tell us how many are dead in Haldamulla
Shenali D Waduge
Haldamulla is not in Mullaivaikkal in Northern Vanni territory but none the less the landslide offers a perfect opportunity for those claiming the number of dead in the final phase of Sri Lanka’s conflict to come out and declare how many died from the landslide. The Government of Sri Lanka has done the correct thing by officially seeking assistance from the US Government, the same nation that found only 3 graves one of which was an LTTE grave with 960 bodies from US satellite images taken during the final phase of the conflict. No sooner... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/14)

Sexism in Ediriweera Sarachchandra’s Sinhalese Operatic Play, Maname
Prof. Suwanda H J Sugunasiri (writing from Canada) 
(This  article first appeared in the J.  of South Asian Literature (1996,  xxix.2)). Introduction At the climax of the epoch-making Sinhalese play, Maname (1956),1 the Hunter King, in combat with Prince Maname, snatches the sword from the hand of Princess Maname to make short breath of the prince. Yet, in the ensuing duets, Princess Maname confesses to wanting to give the sword to the Hunter King, rather than to her husband, being “... fickle of mind ... through the strength of my love.”2 When playwright Professor Ediriweera Sarachchandra... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/14)

Presidential Crimes: Then And Now
 Paul Craig Roberts
Writing for Americans is not always an enjoyable experience. Many readers want to have their prejudices confirmed, not challenged. Emotions rule their reason, and they are capable of a determined resistance to facts and are not inhibited from displays of rudeness and ignorance. Indeed, some are so proud of their shortcomings that they can’t wait to show them to others. Some simply cannot read and confuse explanations with justifications as if the act of explaining something justifies the person or event explained. Thankfully, all readers are not handicapped in these ways or there would be no... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/14)

Joseph Vaz was seen as an Agent of the Portuguese Empire then in control of Goa, by the Dutch
by Senaka Weeraratna
Joseph Vaz was serving the interests of the Catholic Church and the King and Govt. of Portugal which were ruling Goa, when he landed in Ceylon on a mission. Goa  was then i.e. 17th century, in the hands of the Portuguese who were then more or less engaged in a state of war with the Dutch then occupying the coastal areas of Ceylon. Christian missionary activity was a huge State enterprise charged to the Crown's revenues in Portugal. In many european countries national interests were closely identified with religious activity. Portugal was no exception. Joseph Vaz  was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/14)

THE ROVING EYE The Caliph fit to join OPEC
By Pepe Escobar
Islamic State leader Caliph Ibrahim - aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi - never ceases to amaze us - and most of all his powerful petrodollar-stuffed backers. The Caliph is for all practical purposes now an oil major worth of membership of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). His takfiri/mercenary goons - in theory - have for some time been extracting, refining, shipping and/or smuggling and clinching juicy deals involving vast quantities of oil, reaping profits of roughly US$2 million a day.... -Full Story-
(atimes.com - 04/11/14)

Muslim political parties striking deals with TNA – how many remember Palliyagodella, Kattankudy and other LTTE massacre’s?
Shenali D Waduge
The ties between SLMC-LTTE-TNA are longstanding and raises how far ordinary Tamils and Muslims are aligned to the deals arrived at by these groups for personal gain which have nothing to do with any national or ethnic interests. The 2002 Prabakaran-Hakeem pow-pow is considered no different to the current discussions afoot to form a Tamil National Council. All these seals of joint cooperation comes with the knowledge that the SLMC and the ACMC are working with the very entities that annihilated entire Muslim villages changing the demography by bloodshed. The Muslims of all areas are in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/14)

Looking through coloured glasses.
By Charles Perera
 Those who are critical of the  President Mahinda Rajapakse and his government are looking through coloured glasses.  Hence they take irreality of what they see as the reality.  There are those who looking through  glasses see only corruption, and every thing outside it is blurred and out of focus.  Some question,  what is the use of infrastructure development it is not the immediate need of the people ?  Mostly those who look through these coloured lenses other than those in the opposition  and the Tamil diaspora are those of the  Sinhala diaspora. The colour of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/14)

Don’t kindle communal hatred
By Rohana R. Wasala
Like many ordinary Sri Lankan citizens who feel genuinely concerned about the future of the country, I have been apprehensively watching a steady flow of potentially inflammatory talk about so-called Sinhala Buddhist extremism against Muslims, as well as actual incidence of violence particularly over the past few months. It is implied that Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism is chronic in our island nation’s politics, and that all minorities are threatened by it, and further that, at the moment, it is being directed at innocent Muslims. Of course, biased criticism of the Sinhalese Buddhist majority is nothing new. There... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/14)

Police hunt for TNA Vavuniya organiser, Governor takes up Ananthi’s conduct with NPC
By Shamindra Ferdinando  Courtesy Island
Signatures on blank UN war crimes complaint forms
The government investigating an alleged Tamil National Alliance (TNA) plot to provide unsubstantiated information to UN war crimes investigators wants to question Vavuniya-based senior TNA official Alva Pulle Vijendrakumar alias Sun Master Authoritative sources told The Island yesterday that the TNA official had hurriedly left his Vavuniya residence and sought refuge presumably in Colombo or its suburbs after his name transpired in the ongoing probe. Sources said that Vijendrakumar had to be questioned to verify the alleged involvement of two politicians, one of them a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/14)

Sri Lanka emphasizes commitment to address the issue of 'ethical labour recruitment practices' during its tenure as Colombo Process Chair  
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Geneva
Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha, has said Sri Lanka which took over the chair of the Colombo Process (CP) one year ago was of the view that if it were to make a difference and ensure that some real benefits would accrue to the people of the member countries, it was important that they address the tough issues, including 'Ethical Labour Recruitment Practices'. He noted that in ongoing deliberations the CP is seeking to harmonize existing national regulatory frameworks, promote Standard Employment Contracts (including addressing issue of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/14)

Paradise Lost: the bombing of the Temple of the Tooth - a UNESCO World Heritage Site in south Asia
ROBIN CONINGHAM NICK EWE
The bombing of the Temple of the Tooth at Kandy in 1998 provides the focus for an analysis of the political targeting of heritage in Sri Lanka... -Full Story-
(https:/academia.edu/ - 03/11/14)

British public not interested in fighting America-s wars – former London mayor Livingstone
RT
Former mayor of London Ken Livingstone believes that since as far back as the First World War, the United States, with Britain-s help, has intervened on numerous occasions all over the Middle East just to control the flow of oil. If you follow Middle East history since this period, then the West has propped up corrupt regimes and overthrown democratically elected ones, Ken Livingstone told RT.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 03/11/14)

How U.S. Allies Can Counter China-s Strategy
By Robert Haddick
In order to keep up with China-s growing influence and military capabilities, U.S. policymakers will inevitably press America-s partners for greater contributions to the region’s security. China’s strategy—salami slicing, military modernization, and creating commercial and financial dependence with others in the region—is multidimensional and requires a similarly broadbased response.... -Full Story-
(realcleardefense.com - 03/11/14)

New world order means endless US wars, Hagel says
presstv.ir
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has called the new world order an era with endless wars saying America should prepare for this epoch. “We are seeing a new world order — post-World War II, post-Soviet Union implosion — being built,” Hagel said in Ekaterina, Blinova on Thursday.... -Full Story-
(presstv.ir - 03/11/14)

Russia is not a place for Hollywood popcorn
Pravda.Ru
Renowned Russian film director Stanislav Govorukhin paid a visit to Pravda.Ru to speak about the current state of affairs in cinematography, about popcorn films and the dominant influence of Hollywood in Russia. "Recently, the State Duma has discussed state policies in domestic cinematography. You offered to introduce quotas on American films, giving an alternative - Asian films. Who do you think can watch Chinese and Korean films in Russia?"... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 03/11/14)

Ukraine: New World Odor - Shocking Conspiracy to Hide a Genocide
Pravda
Ukraine: Hundreds of women have been found with bullets in their skulls, most of them have been raped. Prisoners falling into the hands of fascist junta forces are tortured, abused and murdered execution style after suffering beatings and starvation. There is a humanitarian crisis in Novorossiya but Russian aid is hampered.... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 03/11/14)

WORLD’S BUDDHIST POPULATION: Pre-eminence of the Mahayana Tradition    
 Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
It is noteworthy that until about 2010, the estimates made of the Buddhist population of most countries in the world, especially of the traditionally Buddhist countries, have been grossly underestimated. This led to the marked underestimation of the total Buddhist population of the world. Information published not only in most websites, but also reported in nearly all encyclopedias, almanacs and other popular reference sources on population, emanating predominantly from the western world, has been highly misleading, deceptive and grossly inaccurate. Gross underestimation has been the order of the day until very recent times. The gross underestimation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/14)

Vietnamese PM Prays at Bodh Gaya, Says Buddhism Binds Both Countries
Courtesy:  NDTV. com
Patna:  Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung visited Bodh Gaya on Monday and prayed at the Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism's holiest shrine. Prime Minister Dung, who is in India on a two-day visit, also circumambulated the ancient Mahabodhi tree under which the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. Mantras of the Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism schools were chanted in Vietnamese as well in deference to Prime Minister Dung and his wife Tran Thanh Kiem. After the prayers, Prime Minister Dung said that Buddhism binds India and Vietnam together. He also proposed that there should be direct... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/14)

PART II OF III; CURIOS, PECULIEAR WRAPT, deranged MIND-SET OF Islamic Mind-set!
Mahinda Weerasinghe
part II Buddhism was entrenched in Israel and PLASTINE PRIOR TO CHIRSTIAN AND ISLAM DISLOGING IT; YET IT ROVIDED THE WORDS ‘ALLAH’ AND ‘GOD’ BEING ANOTHER WORD ‘BUDDHA’ IN ANCIANT PLASTINE ttp://archives.dailynews.lk/2005/05/23/fea56.htm With the publication of a research paper recently by Ven. (Dr.) Paravahera Pannananda Nayaka Thera, the Chancellor of the Ruhunu University of Sri Lanka has caused me think that Arabs was not that insipid? This learned Thera’s research has identified pre-Islamic Arabia as the possible location of the hometown of a Great Buddhist Monk named Punna Thera who was indeed one of the first disciples... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/14)

‘Europe to pay for the whole mess in Ukraine’
RT
The gas deal between Ukraine and Russia became possible because Europe realized that it wouldn’t get the gas if it didn’t get behind Ukraine, Wall Street analyst Michael Hudson told RT... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 02/11/14)

රනිල් දිනය්  ද ?
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න.
 ධර්මපාල තුමාටත්   රටෙන්  යන්නට වැඩ කල ඩී  එස් ප්‍රමුඛ  එ  ජා  පයේ  අ  ය සියට 30 -40 රටේ ඉන්නවිට    , සිංහල බෞද්ධ  පුනරුදයක්  ඇති කරමින් සිටි සෝම හාමුදුරුවොත්  නැතිවී ගිය විට   ජාතික වාදී පක් ෂත්  එකතු නොවන විට  බටහිරයෝ දෙමල බෙදුම් වාදීන්ට උදව් කරන විට  රනිල් දිනන්නත් බැරි නැත. ගැටඹේ හිමි ''''''ද්‍රෝහියා ''' යය කීවේ රනිල් ගේ මාමා වන ජේ ආර් ට  වුවත් රනිල්  දෙගුණයක් ද්‍රෝහීයෙක්   ක් බව නොදන්නේ කනවා බොනවා හැර ඉතිහාසයක් නොදන්නා එ  ජා පාක්ෂිකයෝ පමණි. රටටම හොරෙන් කොටි  සමග  ගිවිසුම් ගසා රට පාවාදුන් හොරෙකුට  වුනත් චන්ද දෙන්නට මිනිස්සුන්ට හිතෙන්නේ අපේ කරුමයටම නොව ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/14)

Fast food - Pay one price and eat as much as you like, WOW!
Dr Hector Perera         London
Unlike the present day, fast food is everywhere, no waiting to cook, one can get it without delay from so many places or home delivered hot hot in no time. The weather may be rain or shine, you get the meals to the doorstep. Some people say it’s cheap, tasty and saves time in cooking. Sometime ago this kind of food was not so common in Sri Lanka but now the things are changed for better or worse, the best thing is you decide. I think an occasional treat in moderation cannot do any long... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/14)

මක්කම යන්නේ මක්කටද
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
ඉස්ලාම් නොවන අ  ය මරා දමා  දෙව්ලොව යන්නට මගක් කොරානයේ තිබියදීත් මුස්ලිම් වරු  මක්කම ගොස් ගලක් ඉඹලා  එන්නට යන්නේ   එසේ මරන්නට තමසිත් කළුගල් මෙන් තද කරගන්නටද .මේ  අයට   එකාරිය කරගන්නට බෞද්ධ මහින්ද ජනපති ආධාර කරනවලු. සිංහලේ   ෂරියා නීති හදන්නට  හකීම් පත් කර ඇත්තෙත් ඒ නිසා විය හැක. මහින්ද චින්තනයේ  බොහෝ අඩුපාඩු ඇතිබව නම් දැන් හොඳටම පැහැදිලිය. එය අපේ උරුමයට නොපෑහෙ . ජාතික වාදීන් මේ ගැන මහින්ද දැනුවත් කර  සුමගට ගත යුතුමය. ළඟදී කෝවිලක  උඩුකය නිරුවත්ව නළලේ අළු ගාමින් සිටි බෞද්ධ මහින්ද ජනපති ගේ පින්තූරයක් මම පත්තරේ  දුටුවෙමි. කෝවිල් ගියේ  උදේ පන්සිල් ගෙන  ''මට වෙන අන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/14)

  මේ පත විපත  තේ වත්තේ රැඳී  ඇත
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
කඳු කඩා වැටී  මහා විශාල විපතක් සිදුවී ඇත. තව ඉදිරියේ දී තවත් මෙවන්  විපත්  සිදුවනු නොඅනුමානය.  සුද්දා අපේ කලේ එළිකර  වාණිජ වගා වැව්වේ  නැත්නම්  අද මේ සුඛෝපභෝගී  යාන වාහන  හා සැපසම්පත්  අපට කොයින්දය් අසන අමන රැ ළට භූ   විද්‍යාඥයින්ගේ  අදහස්  තේරෙන්නේ නැත . බුද්ධියක්  තියා  උගත් කමක්  පවා නැති උන්ට මොන ප්‍රග්නාවක්ද. එහෙත් ජ වී . පෙ    විජේවීර ලා නම්  ඒ  දවස් වලත්  කන්දේ    මේවා ගැන කියාදී ඇත, කන්ද විලිවසා ගන ඉන්නේ  කැ ලේ නමැති රෙ ද්දෙනි. මුළු සිරුරම  හැකිතරම් ආවරණය  රෙද්ද ඉවත් කර  යට ඇඳුම ක් වැනි තේ පඳුරු පමණක් ඉතිරි කල විට  වහින... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/14)

PART I:  HOW KISSING A BACK STONE IN MEKKA IS NOT IDOL WORSHHIPPING; IT IS SOMTHING ENTITRELY UN-DEFINABLE AND UNMENTIONABLE, LIKE A FOUR LETTER WORD!
Mahinda Weerasinghe
PART I (OF III PARTS) CURIOS AND UNHINGED  ISLAMIC MIND SET! Prophet Muhammad claimed that the black stone was sent down by Allah to give the precise location of where the Kabah was to be built. The Muslim commentators of the connected fairy tale of ‘Adam and Eve' are of the opinion that; “The story as related in the Qur’an of Adam and Eve is, though it is similar in many as found in the surviving remnants of the previous scriptures, yet has some important principles differ.  God created Adam, fashioning him from clay. He breathed the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/14)

THE BANKRUPT opposition
Nalin de Silva
Only some middle class elements living around Colombo city limits would be thinking of a UNP President next year. They would be imagining various scenarios including an insurgency with the help of the JVP during the period after the first count. The JVP has already begun implementing their plans claiming that the forthcoming election is illegal whatever it means. They are with Sarath Nanda Silva and claim that Mahinda Rajapaksa cannot contest for a third time. However, it is not clear how the Presidential elections would become illegal simply because Mahinda Rajapaksa contests for a third... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/14)


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