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News Archive for Feb 2016

Zeid dictates harsh terms to Sri Lanka
By A.A.M.Nizam - MATARA
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein who ended a four day visit to Sri Lanka yesterday and extensively listened to the views and opinions of the Tamil community and failed to hold discussions with the Sinhala community organizations or joint opposition members said that it was the sovereign right of Sri Lanka to decide on the judicial process to investigate into alleged war crimes or on the involvement of foreign judges. He cautioned that at the end of the day whatever Sri Lanka did, it should make sure that justice were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/02/16)

British crimes against Tamil indentured laborers (coolies)
Shenali D Waduge
Winston Churchill said “I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion” and that they were ‘breeding like rabbits’ so what did the British do, they transported them all over the world to be used as labor and to fester clashes under their famous divide and rule policy. No sooner slavery ended, indentured labor began, to end only in 1920. Some 3.5million people from India were transported to the 178 countries that the British Empire ruled over barring just 22 countries. These Indians were plucked from their homes and exported to all... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/02/16)

සිංහල බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතිය සුරකිමු. මහින්ද අගමැති කරමු. සම්මන්ත්‍රණය
 සිංහල බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතිය සුරකිමු-01   Nalin de Silva - 2016 02 08 -
සිංහල බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතිය සුරකිමු මැ‍ය‍ෙන් චින්තන පර්ෂදය විසින් පවත්වනු ලැබු සම්මන්ත්‍රණය-2016 02 08 -පළමු ‍‍‍‍‍ක‍ොටස https://youtu.be/CtoSjyoPmfc  සිංහල බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතිය සුරකිමු-02 Nalin de Silva - 2016 02 08 -
සිංහල බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතිය සුරකිමු මැ‍ය‍ෙන් චින්තන පර්ෂදය විසින් පවත්වනු ලැබු සම්මන්ත්‍රණය-2016 02 08-‍ ද‍ෙවන කොටස https://youtu.be/tpsnMLEPfDE... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/02/16)

UN Human Rights Chief confirms global participation in Sri Lanka war crime probe
By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune Political Note
Washington, D.C. 10 February (Asiantribune.com): Putting a firm lid to the confusion and dissenting views - mostly within the Sri Lanka administration - that the Geneva UN resolution of October 01 never envisaged global participation of legal luminaries to probe Sri Lanka's culpability of war crimes, and that Sri Lanka will never allow outside legal participation in such a probe, UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told the Colombo media that the "resolution suggest international participation in the accountability mechanisms set up to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/02/16)

Celebrating the Inheritance of Loss
By Rohana R. Wasala
“Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.” Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd American president (1933-45) (This is an ordinary citizen’s personal point of view, which is open to critical assessment against contrary opinions.) Now that the Sri Lankan voters, the common people of the country, are awakening to the reality, we may feel fairly optimistic that a trend towards recovery will start soon,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/02/16)

US Refuses to Cooperate With Afghan Investigation Into War Crimes
John Glaser, Courtesy: Anti War website
November 12, 2013 http://antiwar.com/blog/2013/11/12/us-refuses-to-cooperate-with-afghan-investigation-into-war-crimes/ Last week, Matthieu Aikins at Rolling Stone shed light on evidence that U.S. forces committed war crimes against Afghans, including extra-judicial executions, torture, and disappearances of at least 17 men. The following day, Human Rights Watch issued a statement urging an official investigation, but noted that “the U.S. has a meager record of investigating and prosecuting human rights abuses allegedly committed by its forces during its 12-year military presence in Afghanistan.” Today, Reuters reports on the hard evidence that the U.S. has deliberately rebuffed efforts to investigate these murders: Afghanistan’s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/02/16)

UNHR Chief malicious, unfair: GL
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Statement made by the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein at a media briefing held in the last day of his four-day Sri Lanka visit, on the judicial process into alleged war crimes committed by Sri Lankan tri-forces was malicious and unfair, Joint Opposition’s expert spokesman G.L. Peiris said today. He said that the “motive of the UN High Commissioner was not to prevail justice and equity for the victims, whose human rights have been violated, but to fulfil certain political agendas,” he said. “In his statement wrapping up his four-day... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/02/16)

Theravada Kathikavatha Bill contravenes Constitution - SC
Courtesy Adaderan
The Supreme Court determines that the proposed Theravadi Bhikku Kathikawatha (Registration) Bill contravenes the constitution of Sri Lanka. Therefore the bill requires approval from two-thirds majority in Parliament and a public referendum in order to be enacted. However, the bill can be approved with a normal majority if the sections repugnant to the Constitution are omitted, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said while informing the Parliament regarding the Supreme Court determination today (10). The bill was presented by the Minister of Buddhasasana Wijedasa Rajapaksa on 12th January, 2016. The act proposes to provide for the formulation and registration... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/02/16)

Not-so-good governance
Editorial Island
February 9, 2016, 7:31 pm Good governance consists in respecting people’s verdicts at elections. Their franchise is not to be trifled with. One of the main flaws in the present Constitution is the provision for abusing the National List (NL) mechanism to appoint defeated candidates to Parliament at the expense of those whose names are presented to the people at parliamentary polls. The UNP has appointed Democratic Party Leader Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to Parliament via the NL. He was defeated at the last general election. No less a person than Minister of Justice Wijayadasa Rajapakshe, PC... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/02/16)

IS THIS NEWS TRUE. IT APPEARED IN A TAMIL WEB INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPER.
Noor Nizam.
THE NEWS. An eleven-member Consultation Task Force will enforce provisions of the US-backed resolution which was jointly sponsored by Sri Lanka at the Human Rights Council in Geneva last year.Its work will be carried out with the help of a UN expert who will arrive in Colombo next week. He is Pablo de Greiff, Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence. This will be part of an Action Plan formulated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as stated in a confidential document circulated to Western countries and India as part of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/02/16)

UNHRC Prince Zeid is violating Article 2.7 of UN Charter and INTERFERING in the INTERNAL AFFAIRS of Sri Lanka
 Shenali D Waduge
Prince Zeid has come to Sri Lanka to point fingers and give orders. He is violating Article 2.7 of the UN Charter ‘United Nations has no authority to intervene in matters which are within the domestic jurisdiction of any State’. Why should the Government of Sri Lanka entertain such visits where UNHRC head is virtually giving orders to Sri Lanka and interfering in the internal affairs of a sovereign state? In fact we do not know why he has come. Is the silence due to the illegalities of the UN/UNHRC against Sri Lanka getting international attention?... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/02/16)

මගේ ප්‍රථම සීසර් ශල්‍යකර්මය​
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
මීගමුව දිස්ත්‍රික් රෝහලේ විශේෂඥ නාරි හා ප්‍රසව වෛද්‍ය  අජිත් සේමසිංහ මහතා සීසර් ශල්‍යකර්මයක් සඳහා සහායක වෛද්‍යවරයා ලෙස මාව කැඳවාගෙන ශල්‍යාගාරයට ගියේය​.  අත් හොඳින් සෝදා අත්වැසුම් සහිතව ශල්‍ය ඇඳුම් ඇඳගත් අප ගැබිනි මාතාව සීසර් ශල්‍යකර්මයට ලක් කිරීම ඇරඹුවෙමු. වෛද්‍ය  අජිත් සේමසිංහ ශල්‍ය සැතෙන් නිර්වින්දනයට ලක් කරන ලද ගැබිනියගේ බඩෙහි කැපුමක් කලේය​. මම රුධිරය ගැලීම නවතනු වස් ගෝස් කෑල්ලකින් රුධිර නාලිකා තද කලෙමි. එසේම කැපුණු රුධිර නාලිකා ශල්‍ය නූල් වලින් ගැට ගැසීමට උදව් කලෙමි. ගර්භාශය දක්වා කැපුම් යෙදූ වෛද්‍ය  සේමසිංහ සෙමෙන් සෙමෙන් ගර්භාශය පාදා එමතින් සුළු කැපුමක් දමා ගර්භාශය ආංශිකව විවෘත කොට භූණ හිස ගර්භාශයෙන් පිටතට ගත්තේය​. ඉන්පසු ගර්භාශ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/02/16)

Sri Lanka, not Sri Lankans, the OHCHR agenda
by Tamara Kunanayakam Courtesy The Island
February 8, 2016, 7:28 am It should by now be obvious to any keen observer of events in Geneva and vacillations of Sri Lanka’s ruling class that the ‘human rights’ game being played out has little to do with the Sri Lankan people and everything to do with the island’s strategic location on the Indian Ocean as vital maritime link between a declining West and a rising East, with China at its centre, and strategic observation post, and with Washington’s fundamental commitment to maintaining a unipolar world in which it has no peer competitor.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/02/16)

Oil and gas sector a derivatives time bomb
Media Release  Citizens Electoral Council of Australia
The cascade of write-downs, defaults and bankruptcies now sweeping the oil and gas sector worldwide is well on the way to triggering the final, deadly implosion of the London/Wall Street-centred financial system. Like the smaller, 2007-08 mortgage debt bubble, the threat lies in the derivatives trades that are many times the value of the oil debts they are betting on, which are increasingly worthless. Explaining the collapse in European bank stocks this year, including falls of 37 and 34 per cent in the stocks of Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse respectively, Matthew... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/02/16)

Health camp for scribes at Guwahati Press Club
By NJ Thakuria
Guwahati: Nearly eighty percent city based scribes of northeast India have shown satisfactory outcome when they were exposed to a general health check-up on 8 February 2016 at Guwahati Press Club. Over eighty journalists participated in the daylong health check-up camp, organized  by the city based ‘down town hospital Limited’ at the press club premises. Except few participants, who were diagnosed  high sugar and high blood pressure with heart related disorders, most of them passed all the tests with satisfactory readings. A number of practicing physicians namely  Dr Sumitav Baruah (medicine), Dr Abhijit Deb (orthopaedics), Dr... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/02/16)

"Danno Budunge" Song, Independence Day and Emotional Intelligence (EI)
Dr. Nalin Abeysekera Courtesy The Island
February 8, 2016, 7:50 pm The celebrations of the 68th Independence day took place at the Galle Face Green under the theme "Ekama Deyak, Maha Balayak" (One Nation, Great Power). A cultural pageant was held in the evening at the same venue under the theme "Nidahase Hada Gasma" (Pulse of Freedom). In that show, people witnessed a variety of presenters with many combinations. The song "Danno Budunge" was performed by very talented Kishani Jayasinghe who was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artistes Programme at the Royal Opera House from 2006 to 2008.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/02/16)

Winston Churchill, unrepentant war criminal who escaped the gallows
Shenali D Waduge
It’s time that we name and shame war criminals that have escaped justice because they are white and come from the West. Even President Obama’s Kenyan grandfather was imprisoned without trial, tortured and died under Churchill’s empire. Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin was even warned by Cabinet colleagues not to appoint Churchill because his views were antediluvian. Churchill was described as a ‘racist soldier, politician, mass murderer and holocaust-denying writer’ though revered as a hero/icon in Western circles. It comes as no surprise when British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has called Churchill “the greatest ever Prime Minister”... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/02/16)

Hegemonic India unfurls plans to colonize Sri Lanka
By A.A.M.Nizam – Matara.
India has a set of very powerful and competent bureaucratic band fully assisted by the RAW espionage agency and thousands of wealthy, professional and influential non-resident Indians resident in the wealthy nations of the world.  This combination has already established their hegemony in the neighbouring countries such as Nepal and Bhutan and a long term objective of theirs is to spread the tentacles of their hegemonic octopus to get Sri Lanka also subjugated under them. All these years Sri Lanka escaped from getting entrapped to their hegemonic maneuvers due to strong nationalistic Sri Lanka Freedom... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/02/16)

Singing National Anthem In Tamil - A Realistic Perspective
Insight by Sunil Kumar
Feb. 6th. 2016 In a Naton of majority Sinhalese - an appreciable and compelling majority that is, it seems a worthless attempt to palaver to the miniscule minority of Tamils by playing the National Anthem in Tamil merely to appease all the wrong sources for all the wrong reasons. It must be remembered that these are a part of the Sri Lankan populace who have been noxiously arrogant for generations about non existent rights in an ongoing tirade against incumbent legislators and ruling parties who continued to disrespect the Majority Sinhalese while continuing to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/02/16)

Wigneswaran Should Know Eelam (Ceylon) Tamil Ethnicity is Only 105 Years Old
Dilrook Kannangara
The artificial ethnic group called Ceylon (Sri Lankan or Eelam) Tamils was introduced in 1911. It never existed before. It was an artificial and erroneous invention. Until then in all censuses (1881, 1891 and 1901), all Tamils were called Tamils – a people of Indian extraction. The 1911 census introduced this artificial ethnic group that never existed in Sri Lanka before. Some of the early censuses were carried out under the supervision of a Tamil. In 1922, he created the Ceylon Tamil League and called for the unity of “Tamil Eelam” (Wilson, AJ). He died in South... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/02/16)

Sri Lanka National Anthem – Another Fraud on the Nation
Media Release 6 February 2015 SPUR  Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights in Sri Lanka (SPUR) NSW Inc.  PNSW 1730, Australia
 Another version of a national anthem was sung at the most sacred Independence Day, the National Day of Sri Lanka, on 4 February 2016 in Colombo. This was done at the behest of the President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. In effect, an anthem alien to the vast majority of the citizens had also been sung on Sri Lanka’s National Day. The only version of the National Anthem of Sri Lanka is the one... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/02/16)

Prince Zeid, why have you forgotten the Sinhalese & Muslim victims of LTTE terror
Shenali D Waduge
Before anyone forgets. It was not the Tamils that the Sri Lanka Military fought and defeated but a globally banned terrorist organization called the LTTE banned in 32 countries. This LTTE had open offices in London and elsewhere. This LTTE had LTTE fronts operating overseas who were providing material support. Nevertheless, somehow after the LTTE was defeated in 2009, the whole world has forgotten we fought against terrorists and the UN and International Community are telling us to reconcile. Why should we reconcile with Terrorists? We have never had any antipathy with Tamils (only the politicians suffer... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/02/16)

INDIA KEEN TO ESTABLISH REFINERY ,BUNKERING OPERATIONS IN SRI LANKA ..news Item
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
We have been pushed by India to sign peace accord with Tigers and simultaneously blackmailed us to sign the agreement  to develop Trinco Tank farm built by British The tanks are located far apart and laying pipeline  and equipment in the tank farm and jungle clearing is very costly and Indians knew about it that it cannot be developed We might as well clean the tanks and repaint them to be used as silos for storing paddy and flour and even cement rather than developing a tank farm as it is very costly  !!!!! My experience... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/02/16)

පක්‍ෂය ගොඩගැනීම හා ජාතිය ගොඩනැගීම
නලින් ද සිල්වා
අද ගොඩනැගීමක් හා ගොඩගැනීමක්් ගැන දේශපාලනයෙහි කතාවෙයි. එකක් ශ්‍රී ල නි පක්‍ෂය ගොඩගැනීම ය. අනෙක ඊනියා ශ්‍රී ලාංකික ජාතිය ගොඩනැගීම ය. ශ්‍රී ල නි පක්‍ෂය දෙකඩ වීමක් නිසා දුර්වල වන බව  ශ්‍රී ල නි පක්‍ෂයෙහි සිට මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන සමග ගොස් ආණ්ඩුවේ ඇමතිකම් ලබාගත්තෝ කියති. ඔවුන්ට අනුව මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂට හිතවත් අය ශ්‍රී ල නි පක්‍ෂය කැඩීමට සැරසෙති. ඔවුන් පිටුපස වෙනත් දේශපාලන පක්‍ෂවල නායකයන් ඇති බව ද කියැවෙයි.  ශී්‍ර ල නි පක්‍ෂයේ කැඩීමට දෙයක් ඉතිරි වී නැත. ඒ මරා දමනු ලැබ ඇත. පක්‍ෂය මරාදමනු ලැබුයේ මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන විසිනි. ඔහු පක්‍ෂය මරා දැම්මේ පක්‍ෂ නායකයාට එරෙහිව ජනාධිපතිවරණයට තරග කිරීමට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/02/16)

The Post War Period and Psychosocial Health of Combatants 
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. War trauma negatively affects the mental health parameters. Odenwald et al. (2007) have shown that consequences of war-related trauma cause enormous suffering and problems adjusting to post-war life in many parts of the world. After facing traumatic combat events the soldiers experience hopelessness, low self-fulfillment, rage, guilt,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/02/16)

Zeid here to check the situation - WImal
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is here to check the situation, says WImal Weerawansa. ජිනීවාහි එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලයේ යෝජනාව අනුව ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට කටයුතු කරන්නට සිදුවීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂය විසින් කරුණු පැහැදිලි කරන අයුරු.
  https://youtu.be/XVUvx5uSeCU... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/02/16)

Presidential Crimes Then And Now
By Paul Craig Roberts
Reprinted from Paul Craig Roberts, The Neoconservative Threat to World Order (Clarity Press, 2015) Are Nixon’s and the Reagan administration’s crimes noticeable on the scale of Clinton’s, George W. Bush’s, and Obama’s? January 25, 2016 "Information Clearing House" -Not much remains of the once vibrant American left-wing. Among the brainwashed remnants there is such a hatred of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan that the commitment of these two presidents to ending dangerous military rivalries is unrecognized. Whenever I write about the illegal invasions of other countries launched by Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama, leftists... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/02/16)

United Nations complicity in war crimes Interview with former UN assistant secretary-general Hans-Christof von Sponeck
By Silvia Cattori  Courtesy Global Research, March 24, 2007
Reseau Voltaire 24 March 2007 http://www.globalresearch.ca/united-nations-complicity-in-war-crimes/5170 For Hans Christof von Sponeck, the former assistant secretary-general of the UN, the United Nations, far from garding the respect for international law and the consolidation of peace, have themselves become a factor of injustice. Thus, the sanctions imposed on Saddam Hussein’s Iraq caused a human disaster, whereas treaties such as the nuclear non-proliferation treaty are used to ensure the domination of certain powers and to threaten others. It is time to change the system completely. 23 March 2007 Hans-Christof von Sponeck Count Hans-Christof... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/02/16)

Either remove Ranil or give SLFP chairmanship to Mahinda - Prasanna
Either remove Ranil or give SLFP chairmanship to Mahinda - Prasanna පිරිසිදු ශ්‍රීලනිප පාක්ෂිකයෝ ඉන්නේ අපිත් එක්කයි... - ප්‍රසන්න රණතුංග
https://youtu.be/we_5tJbuzt4  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/02/16)

No justifiable reason to accuse entire military over war crimes - Mahinda
No justifiable reason to accuse entire military over war crimes - Mahinda
හුසේන් කුමරුගේ යෝජනා ගැන හිටපු ජනපතිගේ අදහස... https://youtu.be/RBVYKLmrRHY... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/02/16)

Educating Serasinghe:the politics of denigrating Sinhala-Buddhists Part III
H. L. D. Mahindapala
The controversy with Ms. Sharmini Serasinghe began when she initially challenged the Sinhala-Buddhists to show what they had achieved which the others haven’t. In reply it was pointed out that the Sinhala-Buddhists had made three great contributions : 1. a new language; 2. a new culture and 3, a new civilization. Obviously, this revelation stunned her because she was  educated just enough to know / believe that the Sinhalese were a bunch of gamaralas in loin cloth who had not achieved anything noteworthy in their history.  Her ignorance of the monumental contributions of the Sinhala-Buddhists... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/02/16)

February 4th observed as a “Black Day” in the North and East.
By A.A.M.Nizam – Matara
 Although the government boasted celebrating the 68th Independence Day on Februiary 4th on a grand scale unitedly with the participation of all communities in the country including with the participation of the so-called leader of the opposition R.Sambandan, the TNA lrader for the first time in the history of this country and singing the National Anthem in Tamil for the first time despite it being unconstitutional reports from the Northern and the Eastern provinces claim that the Tamil community in the North and East completely ignored the Independence Day and observed this day as a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/02/16)

65 years after SWRD broke away from  UNP, Mahinda Rajapakse should  break away from SLFP, to form another Political Party.
By Charles.S.Perera
“Political parties are born out of politicians’ insatiable thirst for power which can be defined as the ability to influence and control others. Power is as addictive as heroin and those who have lost it behave like hapless druggies going cold turkey having chased the dragon for years. Personal ambitions are camouflaged with impressive, marketable agendas based on various issues which can be flogged to rally the gullible masses,” says the Island Editorial. The Island Editor thinks he has the last word in everything. Political Parties are also born through necessity, when those who have come to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/02/16)

ZEID’S DEAFENING SILENCE
DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA
Zeid Al Hussein the UN Human Rights High Commissioner arrived in Sri Lanka on the 6th of February and I’m told he’ll be here for four days.  A visit by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to any country for even a day is surely be a big deal, since a person of his standing must have hundreds of requests for visits, and there are obviously so many hot-spots in the world at any given time that it must be difficult to decide where his presence can do the most good. To have the HC visit... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/02/16)

Eisenhower camps that killed 1million German soldiers: Prince Zeid, why are White West crimes never punished?
Shenali D Waduge
The West has very little to say about its crimes and they are many and the victims run into millions. The West that is responsible for horrendous crimes across all the continents of the world escape justice and are never taken to the dock but the nations that have suffered because of the West are now being earmarked for further punishment using the apparatus of the United Nations. Just one of the crimes against humanity committed by the West has been the 1million German soldiers who surrendered to the Americans AFTER the war ended. These soldiers... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/02/16)

Comparison and contrast of editorial policies of Sunday Island and Sunday Times from 2000-2015 show disagreements on Tamils, India, and federalism Part III
By Shelton A. Gunaratne, Ph.D. (Minn.)
Professor of communication emeritus, Minnesota State University Moorhead and lead author of the book Mindful Journalism and Media Ethics in the Digital Era: A Buddhist Approach (New York & London: Routledge, 2015) April 24, 2011 Sunday Island Editorial Title: “Big bucks, politics and rhinoceros hides” Summary: A critical look at the “lot of cloak and dagger stuff that goes on in the national cricket administration.  Branding Sports Minister Aluthgamage a “chandiya,” the Island lamented the greed and corruption that has engulfed the Board of Control of Cricket (BCCSL): “A deadly... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

නවගත්තේගම මාමා ?
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
තරුණ සහ නවක වෛද්‍යවරුන් ලෙස අප බොහෝ කවටකම් කලෙමු. එය රාජකාරී ආතතිය මකා ගැනීම සඳහා විය යුතුය​. සමහර විහිළු අහිංසක ඒවාය. සමහර විහිළු බරපතලය​. වරක් හලාවත රෝහලේදී ශල්‍යකර්මයක් අවසන් වීමෙන් පසු රාත්‍රී දෙගොඩහරිජාමේ තේ බීම සඳහා හලාවත ටවුමේ පිහිටි නයිට්  කඩයකට අප ගියෙමු. අප අතර සිටි තෙන්නේ හොඳ විහිළු සපයන්නෙකි. නයිට්  කඩය අසල මධ්‍යම වයසේ ගැමියෙකු රාත්‍රී බස් රථය එන තෙක් රැඳී සිටියේය​. ඔහු අසලට ගිය තෙන්නේ "අනේ බුදු මාමේ මේ කොහේද යන්නේ"  කියා විමසීය​. ගැමියා වික්‍ෂිප්ත වූවද කොල්ලන් ගේ විකාර තේරුම් ගෙන අවස්ථානුකූලව උත්තර දුන්නේය​. ඉන් පසු තෙන්නේ "මේ තමයි අපේ මාමා ඉඩම් කඩම්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

සිංහල ''මළකුණ බුදිනු රිසින් සිනහා සලකුණ සුරා කන්නෝ      8 කොටස
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
   '''  මහාවංශය පිළිගන්නවානම් සිංහලයන්  තිරිසනුන් බව ත් ''අපි ඉන්දියාව ගැන සක නොකලයුතුබවත් '' මංගල සමරවීර ඉන්දියානු  රැස්වීමකදී ප්‍රසිධියේ කියා ඇත . .  සිංහලකම මරාදැමීමේ අවසන් ප්‍රයත්නය ඉටුකරමින් සිටින මේ අවස්ථාවේ රජයේ ප්‍රබලයෙක්  මෙසේ ඉන්දියානුන් අමතන්නේ තම අරමුණ ඉටුකරගැනීමට  ඉන්දියාව තව තවත් ධර්යමත්  කිරීම සඳහාය උපකාර ලබා  ගැනීම සඳහාය .නපුන්සකයෙකුගේ කතා ලෙස මේවා බැහැර කර සිංහල යෝ නිකම් බලා සිටිය යුතු නැත .පගාව ගෙන  සිරිමාවෝගේ රජයපෙරලාදමු  පර්සි සමරවීරගේ පුතා මෙවාකියන්නේ කල්යල් බැලීමෙන් පසුවය .  සියලු සිංහල බෞද්ධයෝ මතක තබා ගත යුතු කරුණක් නම්   දැන් '''දඹදිව ''' යනුවෙන් රටක් නැති බවය .ධර්මාශෝකලාගේ දඹදිව  විනාශකර බුදුහිමියන්ට සදාවිරුධ්ධවූ ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

සිංහල ''මළකුණ ''බුදිනු රිසින්  සිංහල සලකුණ සුරා කන්නෝ   7කොටස
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
    13අ සහ පළාත් සභා අවශ්‍ය වුයේ ඉන්දියානුවන්ටය .ජේ ආර් ටවත් මේවා අවශ්‍ය නොවීය  එහෙත්  ජේ ආර් ත ම ස්වාමීන් වන බටහිරයන්ගෙන් බලාපොරොත්තුවූ සහය නොලැබෙන විට බලය රක ගැනීම  සඳහා ඉන්දියාවට නතුවී  සිංහලයන් පාවාදී ඉන්දියාව සමග ගිවිසුම අත්සන් කලේ මුළු මහත් ජාතියටම ද්‍රෝහී වෙමිනි .ප්‍රභා මරණ මෙහෙයුමේදී ඉන්දියාව මහින්ද  ද බය කරන්නට හැදුවත් හරිගියේ නැත ..ජේ ආර් බියනිසා  පළාත් සභා හොඳය කිව්වේය චන්ද්‍රිකා  මුදල් වලට හොඳය්  කිව්වාය මේ විනාශය ගැන කතා කල ගංගොඩවිල සෝම හාමුදුරුවෝ  අපවත් කරන කුමන්ත්‍රණය සිදුවූයේද  මුන් යටතේ ලංකාව  සිංහල බෞද්ධ විරෝධීන්ගේ පාරාදීසයක් වෙමින් තිබු නිසාය .  මාදුළුවාවේ සෝභිත හිමි ගිය මගින් වෙනස්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

National Anthem and Reconciliation
Ira de Silva Canada
The National Peace Council  claims that the singing of the national anthem in Tamil is a strong gesture of reconciliation by the government. It claims that the government had the courage and wisdom to have the national anthem sung in both  Sinhala and Tamil overcoming the objections of "nationalists". These opinions indicate that according to the NPC, those who object to the national anthem being sung at official functions in Tamil are "nationalists". Does it mean that those who do not object, such as the government and the NPC, are anti-national or does it indicate that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

POW-WOW WITH DR. USUF ON HOMOEOPATHY
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando
 Dr. Mass R. Usuf is the President of the National Association of Homoeopaths & Affiliates, Vice President of the Ceylon Homoeopathic Medical Association and holds a PhD in Palm Diagnosis,  & Acupuncture; He is qualified in Acupressure, Naturopathy, Colour, Cupping and Magneto therapy; A member of the Foundation for Homeopathy, International Association of Colour (UK) and Cupping Society (UK) and practices Palm Diagnosis. His treatment embraces therapeutic techniques with a restorative approach to any ailment. Q:       How does homoeopathy work?  A:        The founder of homoeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a German orthodox physician, discovered the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

සිංහල මළකුණ බුදිනු රිසින්  සිංහල  සලකුණ සුරා කන්නෝ   6
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
............  දකුණු ඉන්දියානු  කම්කරුවන් ඉංග්‍රීසින් විසින්  ගෙනා එකම රට ලංකාව නොවේ. මලසියාව ෆීජී  උගන්ඩාව  සිංගප්පුරුව  දකුණු අප්‍රිකාව  හා බුරුමයේද මේ ප්‍රශ්නය ඔඩුදුවා තිබු නේය . එහෙත් මේ බොහොරටවල් නිදහස ලත් වහාම  මේ ඉන්දීය කම්කරුවන්ද පිටමන් කළහ  ඉන්දියාව ඔවුන් බාරගත්තේය .1949 ඉන්දීය ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාව යටතේ  මේ සියල්ලෝම  ඉන්දියානු පරවැසි භාවයට  හිමිකම් කීඅ  ය වුහ . එහෙත් ලංකාවේ උඩ රටියන්ට එවැනි සැනසීමක් පාලකයන් විසින් ලබා දී නැත . සිරිමාවෝ පමණක්  මොවුන් යවන්නට හැකිතරම් උත්සාහ ගත්තාය . එහෙත් ඩඩ්ලි ජේආර් හා ප්‍රේමදාස  මේ සියල්ල නතර කර උන් හැමටම පුරවැසිකම් දුන්හ                                                                                      මුහුදු මංකොල්ල කරයෙකුවූ ෆ්‍රැන්සිස්  ඩ්රේක්   බ්‍රතාන්යන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

THE SINHALE NATION
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
A nation is a historically constituted, stable community of people, formed basically on the basis of a common culture, a common language, economic life, and psychological make-up.  From ancient times, Sri Lanka or Sinhale as the island was known in known to its people from historic times is the Nation of the Sinhala people who form the dominant community in the island and accounted for about 99% of its population in the early 16th century. Today they form about 75% of the island’s population. A nation is often defined as the descendants of the past, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

Tourists to Angkor Wat and Bagan: Why Anuradhapura ignored
By Susantha Goonatilake
In 1993 with the Khmer Rouge still partly operational, my wife went to Cambodia on behalf of the UN, in charge of the UN women’s projects there, women were the majority after the Pol Pot war. I remember at the time that visitors to Angkor Wat were scarce, probably around 15,000. And the cost of staying at its best hotel, the Grand Hotel, equivalent to our Galle Face Hotel was around $30. Today, there are over 3 million tourists going to Angkor Wat to see the temple complexes and both number of hotels and hotel prices... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

Sri Lanka: Holy Qur’an Sinhala Translation gifted to Cardinal Dr. Malcom Ranjith
Abdul Aziz – Press Secretary. AHMADIYYA  MUSLIM  JAMA’AT - SRI LANKA
A three member delegation from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Sri Lanka (AMJSL) comprising Mr.A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary and National Director Faith Outreach - AMJSL Moulavi K. Muneer Ahmad (Missionary - Pasyala) and Murabbi Javid Raheem visited to Archbishop House in Colombo on Friday 5th February, 2016 to gift Holy Qur’an Sinhala Translation to  Cardinal Dr. Malcom Ranjith (Head of the Catholic Community in Sri Lanka) to mark love and religious harmony. The delegation was warmly welcomed by Cardinal Dr. Malcom Ranjith who showed much interest to know... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

Gota slams British hypocricy on Julian Assange
by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
February 6, 2016, 7:46 pm Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday said that the UK’s outright rejection of the UN ruling that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange be allowed to go free highlighted again British double standards vis-a-vis Sri Lanka. "Obviously, the British do not practice what they preach to us here as well as other international forums regularly," Rajapaksa sarcastically said. Referring to recent statements made in Colombo by Hugo Swire, UK Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, he told the Sunday Island that the UK had been exerting pressure on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

සුද්දාගේ දෙවන නාඩගම කණපිට හරවන්න අපි ලෑස්තියි.. – අල් හුසේන්ගේ දොරකඩ වටලා විමල් අභියෝග කරයි..
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 ඊයේ(06) එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් කොමසාරිස්ගේ පැමිණීමට එරෙහිව ලිප්ටන් වටරවුමේ සිට එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ කොළඹ කාර්යාලය දක්වා පක්‍ෂ සාමාජිකයින් සමග දැවැන්ත පා ගමනකින් පැමිණි විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා එම කාර්යාලය ඉදිරිපිටදී මෙසේ අවධාරණයකර සිටියේය. එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා මෙසේද පැවසීය. ‘‘අපි එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ කොළඹ මූලස්ථාන කාර්යාලය ඉදිරි පිටට අවේ, ගෙවී ගිය කාලය පුරා මේ රට බේරාගත්තු රණවිරුවන්ට අවලාද නගපු, උතුරේ අවසන් යුද්ධයේදී අපේ රණවිරුවන් විසින් දෙමළ සිවිල් වැසියන් 40,000ක් මරා දැමූ බවට බොරු චෝදනා නගපු, දෙමළ ජාතිවාදී බෙදුම්වාදයේ සරණ ගිය, ඔවුන්ගේ පරමාර්ථ, අරමුණු ඉටු කරන්න කැපවෙන අද ලංකාවට පැමිණි එක්සත් ජාතින්ගේ මානව හිමිකම්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

Sri Lanka’s sovereignty for sale & at stake
Shenali D Waduge
 Sri Lanka is facing a very critical juncture of its history. Apart from a handful, the nation appears euthanized and incapable to understand that the nation is nearing the precipice and the collapse unlikely to be reversed. How aware or ready are we to subjugate our nation?  Danger in India’s incursion What separated Sri Lanka for over 50,000 years from India is likely to be breached leaving floodgates of Tamil Nadu Tamils to freely enter Sri Lanka. When that happens our sovereignty would automatically collapse. When we cannot control Indian fishermen from stealing our fish can... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

FIVE QUESTIONS FOR ZEID
DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA
UN Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Al Hussain is in Sri Lanka.  I’m not sure whether he has given a press conference yet, but when he does, I hope someone asks him one or more of the following questions: Your report to the Human Rights Council in September-2015, is the only official UN report to conclude that Sri Lanka as a State may have committed war crimes, (i.e. that a case for ‘Command Responsibility’ can be made). On the other hand, there are two reports commissioned by the Government, one of which included international legal experts... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

UN role in Sri Lanka’s accountability process
By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island
February 5, 2016, 7:59 pm After several contradictory statements from the President, the Prime Minister, and spokespersons, finally the Prime Minister has very correctly stated that the "Constitution does not permit foreign judges to sit in judgment" (The Island, February 2, 2016). Elaborating further, the PM stated: "If we are to permit foreign judges to sit in judgment then our Constitution has to be amended with the consent of the people at a referendum". It would also need a 2/3 approval of Parliament. This position should satisfy the provisions in paragraph 6 of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

ලෙයින්, යකඩින් සහ ගින්දරින් මර්දනය කළ 1986-90 භීෂණ යුගයේ සත්‍ය කථා - 84 කොටස- කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂයේ 41ක් ජවිපෙ ඝාතනය කළ හැටි
 ධර්මන් වික්‍රමරත්න
මෙතෙක් කථාව : ලාංකීය දේශපාලන ඉතිහාසයේ සම්ප්‍රදායික ගමන්මග වෙනස්කල සන්ධිස්ථානයක් ලෙස අසූව දශකය අවසානයේදී ඇතිවූ ජවිපෙ 2වැනි කැරැල්ල හැදින්විය හැකිය. එය 1986දී ඇරඹුණු අතර 1990 සැප්තැම්බර් මස නිමාවට පත්විය.  එම කාලය තුළ ඝාතනයට ලක්වූ සහ අතුරුදහන් වූ සංඛ්‍යාව 41,813 වේ. නිල නොවන වාර්තා කියන්නේ එය 60,000කට ආසන්න බවය. ජවිපෙ දෙවන කැරළි සමයට පාදකවූ මෙම ලිපි මාලාව ඉදිරිපත් කරන ධර්මන් වික්‍රමරත්න එම බොහෝ සිද්ධීන් සියසින් දුටු  අදාළ කථා නායකයින් සමීපව ඇසුරුකල සහ වාර්තාකල කර්තෘ මාණ්ඩලික පුවත්පත් කලාවේදියෙකි. මෙම ලිපි මාලාව ඉදිරිපත් කරනුයේ ඉතිහාසය කිසිවෙකුට වැලලිය නොහැකි බවට පසක් කරමින් පමණක් නොව දත්ත සහ  ඓතිහාසික කරුණු රැසකින්ද එය පොහොසත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

MUSLIMS RUTHLESSLY ELIMINATE THE BUDDHIST EMPIRE OF KASHMIR  
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane   
 Kashmir has been referred to as “Paradise on Earth” owing to its stunning natural beauty’. In the past, from the 3rd century BCE to about the 12 century CE, or for more than one thousand three hundred years, Kashmir wasinhabited by Buddhists. Ruled by illustrious Buddhist kings, most notably King Kanishka, the Buddhist Kingdom of Kashmir developed to be an exceptional Buddhist region marked by magnificent Buddhist shrines, monasteries, stupes, Buddha and Bodhisattva statues and their Buddhist monuments. It was a place adorned with exquisite Buddhist art, sculpture and architecture of high aesthetic and spiritual appeal.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

Comparison and contrast of editorial policies of Sunday Island and Sunday Times from 2000-2015 show disagreements on Tamils, India, and federalism Part II
By Shelton A. Gunaratne, Ph.D. (Minn.)
Professor of communication emeritus, Minnesota State University Moorhead and lead author of the book Mindful Journalism and Media Ethics in the Digital Era: A Buddhist Approach (New York & London: Routledge, 2015) September 4, 2005 Sunday Island Editorial Title:   “When the chips are down” Summary: This editorial was on the JVP’s decision to support the Prime Minister [MR] as the presidential candidate of the UPFA (Sandhanaya) just before the arrival of the lame duck president [CBK] from her overseas visit. The Supreme Court had ruled that she could not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

Did Japan contribute to Sri Lanka and India to gain independence?
By Senaka Weeraratna Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Sri Lanka’s history since 1505 shows clearly that it was the intervention of an external power that had always helped us to get rid of a foreign occupier from the country’s soil. Our embattled Kings sought the help of the Dutch to throw out the Portuguese (1658), then solicited the British to overcome the Dutch (1796), and nearly 150 years later the entry of another external power; Japan, into Lanka’s (and India’s) geo – political region with the battle cry ‘Asia for Asians’ sealed the fate of the British Empire such that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

සින්හල  මළකුණ  බුදිනු රිසින් සිංහල ලකුණ සුරා කන්නෝ  5 කොටස
ධර්මසිරි  සෙනෙ විරත්න
 ............ සිංහල රටේදී  රට වැසියාගේ සකලවිධ  කාර්ය භාරයම බෞද්ධ විය  මහනුවර යුගයේදී පවා  සිරිත් කඩ  කරන  රජවරුන්ට පවා දඩ ගසමින්  රටවැසියා විසින් දඩුවම් පමුණුවන ලදී  එසේවුයේ මහින්ද මහරහතන් වහන්සේ විසින්  පැවසූ පරිදි රජු රටේ භාරකාරයා මිස  දේව නියෝජිත්හයෙකු නොව්මය්  1815 ගිවිසුම්දීද  ආක්‍රමණික ඉංග්‍රීසි කාරයා   බෞද්ධ රටක් බව පිළිගත්තේය . ඒ ඉංග්‍රීසි සතුරා එසේ පි ලිගත්තද , තවමත් 70% ක් බෞද්ධයන් සිටින මේ රටේ  සිංහල බෞද්ධ දරුවන්ට තම සංස්කෘතිය සකස් වීමට  පදනම් වූ  මහගු දර්ශනය පාසලේදී  ඉගෙන ගැනීමේ  අවස්තාව පවා  අහිමි කෙරෙන පිඹුරුපත් සකස් කෙරමින් පවතිය් , මෙය හන ගහන අපරාහයකි . වික්ටෝරියා රැජිනගේ ඇටනි  වරයා වූ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

KIDNEY RACKET REPORT HANDED OVER TO MINISTER. CAN WE TRUST THE MINISTER AND THE POLICE TO MEET OUT JUSTICE.
  By Noor Nizam. Peace and Political Activist and Political Communication Researcher and longstanding SLFP Stalwart - February 5th., 2016. 
In the name of God AllMighty, do not cover up this scandal. There are many powerful and elite society including politicians and medical professionals who have used their lobbying power and influence to either stalemate this scandal report again or block the facts by trying to submit a fake report. Thanks God that the media, especially Derana.lk, even in the face of threats on other issues have been a champion in bring this out to the public and giving an opportunity... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

Zeid Al Hussein’s arrival and the chaos of ‘yahapalanaya’
Courtesy The Island
February 5, 2016, 7:50 pm Q. The UN Human Rights Commissioner who has been pressing for the setting up of a hybrid war crimes court in Sri Lanka is in the country now to promote his cause. On the eve of his arrival, the President and the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka were expressing contradictory views on the participation of foreign judges in such a process. The President expressed views in Opposition to the participation of foreign judges while the Prime Minister appeared to be in favour of the participation of foreign judges. By now... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

අතීතය සිහිකොට වර්තමානය පසක් කර ගනිමු!
තේජා ගොඩකන්දෙආරච්චි
සිංහලයාට පැය 24න් අතීතය අමතක වේ යැයි කීවේ වේලුපිල්ලේ පිරබාහරන්ය. ඔහුගේ ක්‍රියාකලාපය කෙසේ වෙතත් ඒ කතාවටනම් ගෞරව පුද කල යුතුය. 68 වන නිදහස සමරන මේ මොහොතේ විද්යුත් හා අනිකුත් මාධ්‍ය තුලිනුත් සමහරුන් කීවේ දැන් සුදු වෑන්වලින්පැහැර ගැනීම් නැති බවය. ජනමාධ්‍යවේදීන්ට හිරිහැර නැති බවය. දෙමල හෝ මුස්ලිම් ජාතිකයෙකුට නිදහසේ ඕනෑ තැනක යා හැකි බවය. දැන් නිදහස අගයන ගාන්ධි යුගයේ අනුගාමිකයන් පාලකයන් වශයෙන් අපට ලැබී ඇත. ශ්‍රී ලංකා ඉතිහාසයේ එකම එක ඒකාධිපති පාලකයා මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂය. අප ඔහුගෙන් නිදහස් වීමු. දැන් කිසි බියක් නැත. අපට ඉදිරියේදී කල්පවෘක්ෂය පහල වනු ඇත. එස් ඩබ් ආර් ඩී බන්ඩාරනායකයන් එජාපයෙන් ඉවත්වී ශ්‍රීලනිප ය පිහිටුවා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/02/16)

ඥානසාර හිමියන් වැලිකඩ සිට ලියූ ලිපිය
ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥානසාර හිරගෙදර – වැලිකඩ,
01-02-2016 අතිපූජනීය මහනායක හිමිවරු, ගරු ජනාධිපති, ගරුඅගමැති,  කැබිනට්‌ ඇමැතිවරු වෙත මහත් සංවේගයෙනි, “අපගේ භාවිතාවන් දෙස හේතුඵලවාදී න්‍යායෙන් බලත්වා” වසර 20 ක්‌ තිස්‌සේ රටටත්, සම්මා සම්බුද්ධ ශාසනයටත්, ජාතියටත් එරෙහිව පෙළගැසුණු අනේකවිධ සතුරු බලවේග හා මිථ්‍යාදෘෂ්ඨික බලවේග පිළිබඳ වගකිවයුත්තන්ගේ අවධානයට යොමු කිරීම පිණිස අපමණ වෙහෙසක්‌ දැරුවෙමි. වරෙක මෘදු ලෙසත්, තවත් වරෙක ඉතා රළු ලෙසත්, රට දැය, සමය වෙත ඇති අනතුර පිළිබඳව හඬගා කීවෙමු. බෞද්ධයන්ගේ හා හින්දුන්ගේ චින්තන නිදහසට බාධා කරමින් ආගමික කලකෝලාහල නිර්මාණය කරමින් සදාචාර විරෝධී සහ නීති විරෝධී ලෙස ක්‍රියාත්මක වන බලවේග සංවිධාන හැටියට 400 ක්‌ ඉක්‌මවා ලියාපදිංචි වී ඇති අතර ඔවුන්ගේ ක්‍රියාකාරකම් පිළිබඳ සියලු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/02/16)

Zeid Al Hussein’s supervisory role in SL
Courtesy The Island
UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Al Hussein arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday. In the days prior to his arrival, it appeared as if a divergence of opinion had emerged between the President and the Prime Minister about the implementation of last September’s UNHRC resolution against Sri Lanka. One of the key demands in that resolution was the institution of a war crimes tribunal in Sri Lanka with the participation of foreign judges, prosecutors and investigators. In the past couple of weeks, President Maithripala Sirisena gave two interviews to the BBC and Al Jazeera where he claimed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/02/16)

ආර්ථික යටිතල පහසුකම් සංවර්ධනය කිරීමේ දී උපරිම ආයෝජන කාර්යක්ෂමතාවක් තහවුරු කිරීම උදෙසා යහපාලන මූලධර්ම වෙනුවෙන් පෙනී සිටීම
a group of professionals
2016 ජනවාරි 18 කොළඹ දී. අතිගරු ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මැතිතුමා , ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය කොළඹ 01 අතිගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමනි, ආර්ථික යටිතල පහසුකම් සංවර්ධනය කිරීමේ දී උපරිම ආයෝජන කාර්යක්ෂමතාවක් තහවුරු කිරීම උදෙසා යහපාලන මූලධර්ම වෙනුවෙන් පෙනී සිටීම 2015 ජනවාරි 8 දින පැවැති ජනපතිවරණය හමුවේ යහපාලනයක් සඳහා වෙනසක් ඇති කිරීම පිළිබඳ ඔබතුමන් විසින් දෙන ලද ප්‍රතිඥාවන් අතර ප්‍රධාන ස්ථානයක් ගත් එක් ගැටලුවක් වූයේ මහා පරිමාණ රාජ්‍ය ආයෝජන ව්‍යාපෘති ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමේදී එවක පැවති බව පැවසුණු දූෂණ හා අක්‍රමිකතා බව ඔබතුමන්ට අමතක වී ඇතැයි අපි මොහොතකටවත් නොසිතමු. එහෙත් මෑතදී අපගේ නිරීක්ෂණයන්ට භාජනය වූ විවිධ පියවර නිසා මෙම ඉල්ලීම ඔබතුමන් වෙත... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/02/16)

TRAFFIC (POLICE) JAMS ,MONRAILS ,CABLE CARS AND  MEGA ( NO  POLICY) POLIS
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
Despite very high expectations I waited for Megapolis Master plan presented by the Megapolis by  an able Minister !! On previous day I was at well attended Invest in East Forum organized by an able chief Minster and I observed the enthusiasm shown by foreign delegates There was a visible contrast as many were very sceptical of the grandiose megapolis plan probably derived by Harward specialists ! I wanted to see how traffic problem and garbage problem is going to be solved   so that we relieve Traffic police from  the stressful duty sessions so that they... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/02/16)

Derana reporter Speake's About Danno Budunge New Version
මද කිපී ලතෝනි දෙන බැලලියන් ගඩොල් බාගයකින් ගසා පන්නනු.. ‘දන්නෝ බුදුන්ගේ’ විකෘති ගීතයට සංඛගෙන් මල්ටි බැරල් ප‍්‍රතිචාර.. [Video] පසුගිය 04 වනදා පැවති නිදහස් දිනයේදී සැඳෑ සංගීත වැඩසටහනේදී ‘දන්නෝ බුදුන්ගේ ශ‍්‍රී ධර්මස්කන්ධා’ ගීතය විකෘති කර ගායනා කිරීම ගැන දෙරණ රූපවාහිනියේ සංඛ අමරජිත් දෙරණ අරුණ වැඩසටහනේදී අදහස් පල කලේය. ඔහු කියා සිටියේ මද කිපී ලතෝනි දෙන බැලලියන්ට ගඩොල් බාගයකන් බහර දී පන්නා දැමිය යුතු බවයි. https://youtu.be/dnlrLDZwNHU... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 06/02/16)

නව සන්ධානයක්, නව පක්‍ෂයක් එකවර බිහිවේ.. ආණ්ඩුවේ ශ‍්‍රිලනිප පළුවක් ගැලවෙන ලකුණු..
 lanka C news
ඉදිරි දින කිහිපයේදී ඒකාබද්ද විපක්‍ෂයේ දේශපාලක පක්‍ෂ විසින් නව දේශපාලන සන්ධානයක් හා නව දේශපාලන පක්‍ෂයක් එකවර ආරම්භ කිරීමට නියමිතව ඇති බව එහි සමීප ආරංචි මාර්ග පවසයි. මෙම මස නිමවන්නට පෙර මෙම කටයුතු සුභ නැකතින් ඇරඹෙනු ඇතැයිද පැවසෙන අතර මේ වන විටත් ලියාපදිංචි වී ඇති පක්‍ෂයක් යටතේ මෙම නව පක්‍ෂය ආරම්භ වනු ඇතැයිද දැනගන්නට ඇත. මෙම නව පක්‍ෂය තුල රාජපක්‍ෂවරුන් පස් දෙනෙකු පමණ සිටිනු ඇති අතර දැනට විපක්‍ෂයේ සිටින ශ‍්‍රීලනිප මන්ත‍්‍රීන්ට අමතරව ආණ්ඩුවේ ඇමති නියෝජ්‍ය ඇමති ධුර දරන කිහිප දෙනෙක්ද එක් වන්නේ යයිද වාර්තා වෙයි. - See more at: http://lankacnews.com/sinhala/main-news/140307/sthash.LEsp4gml.dpuf... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 06/02/16)

Australian War memorial Acknowledge the Indigenous Frontier Massacres during Colonisation
Aboriginal Tent Embassy Canberra Each year Indigenous Australians march to remember the uncounted thousands whom were massacred during the British colonial invasion of Australia. The Aboriginal Tent Embassy is demanding the honour, respect and dignity be afforded to those slaughtered during the colonisation of Australia to be acknowledged in a National Day of Remembrance for the Frontier Massacres and that a monument be erected on ANZAC Parade infront of the War Memorial in Canberra. Previous attempts by Aboriginal People to honour their dead in the official ANZAC day march have been handed the greatest indignity by event organisers and police... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 06/02/16)

US, Canada, Ukraine reject UN resolution condemning glorification of Nazism; Moscow ‘bewildered’
Courtesy RT
A UN General Assembly committee has passed a resolution “combating glorification of Nazism,” with 126 countries voicing their support. Meanwhile, the US, Ukraine and Canada voted “against,” raising eyebrows. Moscow has called the decision “regrettable.” The resolution, which was initially proposed by Russia and co-authored by 52 states, including Brazil, China, India, and Kazakhstan, deals with measures to fight the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism, and other practices that facilitate the escalation of modern forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance. READ MORE: Ukrainian nationalists assault women & elderly in war on Soviet-era Victory Day symbols It condemns... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/02/16)

How to improve your home cooking with the power of science
Dr Hector Perera      London
Cooking is chemistry, and every time you set foot in your kitchen, you walk into a laboratory, packed with high-tech gear and stocked with supplies, made just for you. People say cooking is an art, and that's true, but the science of cooking is easier to grasp and repeat. Understanding it will make you a better cook and help you have a little fun in the process. If you're the type who hates cooking, or just doesn't think you're any good at it, here’s your solution. I honestly feel sorry for the University students who... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/02/16)

UK, Sweden reject UN panel ruling in favor of Julian Assange
Courtesy RT
Britain says it rejects a UN panel ruling that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is the victim of arbitrary detention at the Ecuadorian embassy in London and insists he will still be extradited to Sweden if arrested in the UK. “This changes nothing,” a British government spokesman responded to the UN decision, adding that London will formally contest the ruling. The UK insists that Assange is voluntarily avoiding lawful arrest by staying at the Ecuadorian mission in the British capital and Whitehall is “deeply frustrated that this unacceptable situation is still being allowed to continue.” “An allegation of rape is still... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/02/16)

No to Hybrid Courts, War Crimes Tribunals, Domestic Courts and the US Resolution
A Concerned Sri Lankan Citizen
Hon. Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Presidential Secretariat, Galle Face, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka Dear Sir, Unless Sri Lanka Replies with a Definite No to Hybrid Courts and Even a Domestic Court, the US, UK, EU, Canada, Norway, Sweden and India will Totally Ensure that the Hybrid Court’s Verdict Pave the Way to an Eelam or a Large Separate State and the Dismemberment of Sri Lanka I thought of writing to you as a responsible citizen regarding an extreme danger that Sri Lanka is facing at this juncture.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/02/16)

Comparison and contrast of editorial policies of Sunday Island and Sunday Times from 2000-2015 show disagreements on Tamils, India, and federalism Part I
By Shelton A. Gunaratne, Ph.D. (Minn.)
Professor of communication emeritus, Minnesota State University Moorhead and lead author of the book Mindful Journalism and Media Ethics in the Digital Era: A Buddhist Approach (New York & London: Routledge, 2015) Moorhead, Minn.-- Upali Wijewardene, a nephew of the legendary newspaper magnate D. R. Wijewardene, commenced   publishing the Sunday Island (SI) newspaper in 1981 as an alternative to the conservative state-owned Sunday Observer and the struggling Independent Newspapers’ Weekend. Thus, the SI did not envisage the Sunday Times (ST), which the Wijeya Group started six years later, as competition. As independent newspapers... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/02/16)

National anthem
Neville L
February 1, 2016, 7:38 pm A Cabinet appointed sub-committee is reported to have recommended that the National Anthem be sung in both Sinhala and Tamil. Apparently, a final decision is to be made jointly by the President and the Prime Minister. The primary reason advanced for the National Anthem is in order to promote reconciliation. However, measures to promote reconciliation should not be at the cost of violating the Constitution, because Article 7 is an entrenched clause listed in Article 83 meaning that any change to an entrenched article requires a 2/3 approval by Parliament and approval... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/02/16)

BAD MOVE.
Lorenzo
This song was there sometime back. I was briefly in a Tamil school in Colombo and we sang that in 1990s. Some kids used to TWIST the verse SRI LANKA THAYE into THAMILELAM THAYE (mother Tamil Elam). Goes perfectly. The rest is valid for TE as well as SL. ஸ்ரீ லங்கா தாயே is replaced by தமிழ் ஈழம் தாயே The SL national anthem in Tamil (Sri Lanka Thaye ஸ்ரீ லங்கா தாயே) is very similar to the TAMIL NADU anthem (Thamil Thay vaalthu தமிழ் தாய் வாழ்த்து). Anyone can see where the govt. and PART of the country is going with... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/02/16)

THIS IS HOW THE TAMILS RIPPED OFF THE MAJORITY SINHALESE 12.5% STEALS 76%
By Stanley Perera from Melbourne
Until late 90s Tamil minority dominated white collar jobs in the public sector and almost 75% of the Medical, Engineering, accounting and all top jobs in the country. During the time of colonial rule divide and rule policy of the British regime played a key role in patronising the Tamils in the North.  Christian missionary managed by the Christian church educated the Tamil youth in English language while majority Sinhalese who deprived with English language education in the South except in the major cities.  Tamils were lulled patted while the Majority 76% of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/02/16)

The country that supplies eyes
By Ross Velton BBC News, Colombo
To restore sight to damaged eyes, doctors often need to transplant the cornea - the transparent covering of the iris and the pupil - from a donor-s dead body. There is a worldwide shortage, but one country, Sri Lanka, is doing its best to satisfy demand, without seeking any reward - at least in this life. Bandages cover Paramon Malingam-s right eye. A tear appears in the left one. It is the relief of a very lucky man. "I thought I was going to live the rest of my life with one eye,"... -Full Story-
(bbc.co.uk - 06/02/16)

Is Sarath Fonseka's Opportunism In  Joining The Maithri- Ranil Coalition Ahead Of The UN backed Special Courts Probe-Showing ?
In Retrospect By Sarath Kumara
Feb. 4th, 2016 Is  Former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka  showing the opportunism he has long since been suspected of by many, in joining the ruling coalition Wednesday as it appears to be a a multi pronged attempt and perhaps a ploy towards clearing the way for him to secure a key position in the government ahead of special courts to investigate alleged war crimes as well as avoiding related liabilities that could be directed at him? There may be depositions from him to attempt avoiding any liability towards the accusations levelled at the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/02/16)

Concerns Regarding the Proposed Changes to the Constitution
Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement, London, United Kingdom
Hon. Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Presidential Secretariat, Galle Face, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka Dear Sir, Concerns Regarding the Proposed Changes to the Constitution i.e. No to Any More Powers to Provincial Councils, No to Any War Crimes Tribunals, No to Reduction of HSZs and the Army from the North, the Signing of a CEPA Agreement with India, Patrolling of the IMBL and the Proposed Bridge and Tunnel Project between India and Sri Lanka We hold grave concerns regarding the proposed changes to the constitution i.e. proposals... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/02/16)

සිංහල  මළකුණ බුදිනු රිසින් සිංහල ලකුණ සුරා කන්නෝ  4 කොටස
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
.....අනාථයන්ට පිහිටවීමට  අව්ශ්යවුයේ නම් එදා එදා පාලකයන් විසින් කලයුතුවුයේ පිහිට පතා ආවත් සතුරා සතුරා බව දන  උන් මරාදැමීමෙන් පමණක් වැලකී  රටින්  පිටවීමට රැකවරණ සලසා උපකාරවීම හෝ  උන්ගේ මංකොල්ලකාරී දුරාචාර පිළිවෙත අතහැර අපගේ දැ යට හා සමයට අවශෝෂණය වන්නට කැමති අ යට පමණක්  මෙහි පදිංචි වීමට අවසර දීමය් .ඉන්දියාවේදී මෙන්ම බොහෝ බෞද්ධ රටවල් වලට කඩාවැදුන  ඉස්ලාමිකයන් විසින්  කල විනාශයන් ගැන අපේඅ  ය හාන්කවිසියක්වත් නොදැන සිටියායය්  විශ්වාසකළ නොහැක  දේශ පාලනයේදී  බෞද්ධ දර්ශනය වැරදි කොනින් අල්ලා  ගැනීම නිසාදෝ අපේ පාලකයෝ තුරන් ලවා අපටම  පහරදෙවා ගත් හ. 1916 දී ගම්පොල මුස්ලිම්  වරු ඉංග්‍රීසින් සමග එකතුවී  බෞද්ධයන්ට පහරදුන්නේ එනිසාය .... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/02/16)

UN panel rules Julian Assange arbitrarily detained, entitled to liberty & compensation
Courtesy RT
A UN panel has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been ‘arbitrarily detained’ in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, calling upon the UK and Sweden to end Assange’s deprivation of liberty. "The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) … considered that Mr. Julian Assange was arbitrarily detained by the Governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,” the statement said. The group concluded that the WikiLeaks founder “is entitled to his freedom of movement and to compensation.” “The Working Group considered that Mr. Assange has been subjected to different forms of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/02/16)

යොර්මාලියෙව්, ස්තෙත්සෙන්කෝ සහ අප්තොව්සි
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
ව්ලැදිමීර් යොර්මාලියෙව් අපගේ ඇනටමි (ව්‍යවච්ඡෙදය) ගුරුවරයා විය​. යොර්මාලියෙව් පිටතින් පෙනෙන්නේ තද පුද්ගලයෙකු ලෙසටය​. බොහෝ ගුරුවරු සිසුනට ඔබ (වී) කියා ඇමතුවද යොර්මාලියෙව් අමතන්නේ නුඹ (තී) කියාය​. යොර්මාලියෙව් ගේ උඩු රැවුල හිට්ලර් ගේ මෙන්‍ය​. එම නිසා සිසුන් ඔහු නොමැති තැන ගිට්ලර් (හිට්ලර්) හෝ  ඇඩොෆ් යොර්මාලියෙව් කියා ඔහුව ඇමතූහ​. ශාන් පියෙර් කොංගෝවේ සිසුවෙකි. වරක් ඔහු පන්තියේදී යොර්මාලියෙව්   ගේ උඩු රැවුල තවත් කොංගෝවේ සිසුවෙකුට පෙන්වා ප්‍රන්ස බසින් "අරූගේ උඩු රැවුල හිට්ලර් වගේ නේ? කියා කීවේය​. බුරුන්ඩි වල වෛද්‍යවරයෙකු ලෙස සේවය කොට සිටි යොර්මාලියෙව් හට ප්‍රන්ස බස තේරුම් ගත හැකි විය​. වැඩිපුර කතාබහක් නැති යොර්මාලියෙව් ඇනටමි කාමරයේ ෆෝමලීන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/02/16)

අමරතුංග මහතාගේ විශ්වය
 නලින් ද සිල්වා
 ඩී එස් සී උපාධිධාරී සේවාර්ජිත (සම්මානිත) මහාචාර්ය අශෝක අමරතුංග මහතා දැනුම සංස්කෘතියට සාපේක්‍ෂ බව පිළිගනියි. ඒ මහතා පසුගිය ජනවාරි 20 වැනි දා විදුසර පුවත්පතෙහි පළකළ  ලිපියෙන් ඒ බව සඳහන් කර ඇත. එහෙත් තමා එසේ කළ බව අමරතුංග මහතා නොදන්නේ යැයි සිතමි. අපි ඒ මහතාගේ ලිපියෙහි පළමු ඡෙදය මෙසේ උපුටා දක්වමු. එහෙත් අප එහි වෙනසක් කර ඇත. ඒ ඡෙදය අපි ඡෙද දෙකක් ලෙස ඉදිරිපත් කරමු. එසේ කරන්නේ අප කියන කාරණය පාඨකයාට හොඳින් ඒත්තු යෑම සඳහා ය. “අප සාකච්ජා කරමින් සිටින්නේ ජීවිතයේ අරුත පිළිබඳව විද්යාටවෙන් සහ දර්ශනයෙන් ගත හැකි කරුණු ය. අප ගේ මතවාදය වන්නේ ජීවිතයේ අරුත අප... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/02/16)

SF was rejected by people - Gotabaya
Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka was rejected by people at the election. හිටපු ආරක්ෂක ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද මල්වතු මහනාහිමි හා අස්ගිරි මහනාහිමි බැහැදැකීමට ගොස් තිබේ.නුවර දළදා මාලිගාව වැදපුදා ගැනීමට ගිය අවස්ථාවේ ඒ මහතා මෙලෙස මහනාහිමිවරුන් බැහැ දැකීමට ගොස් තිබේ. https://youtu.be/azxRe83VuHU... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 05/02/16)

Mahinda slams decision to sing National anthem in Tamil. ජාතික ගීය දෙමළෙන් ගායනා කළයුතු බව ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ නැති බවත්.....
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa slammed the decision to sing the National anthem in Tamil. ජාතික ගීය දෙමළෙන් ගායනා කළයුතු බව ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ නැති බවත්, ඉන්දියාව වැනි රටකත් ඔවුන්ගේ ජාතික ගීය දෙමළෙන් ගායනා නොකරන බවත් අප රට දැන් ක්‍රියාත්මක වන්නේ ඉන්දියාවේ අවශ්‍යතාවය අනුව බවත් හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසයි. https://youtu.be/hGDql4GGEhs... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 05/02/16)

ථෙරවාදී භික්ෂු කතිකාවත් පනතට පෙරවදනක්
ආචාර්ය ගොඩගම මංගල ස්ථවිර,  අස්ගිරි මහා විහාරය, මහනුවර  උපුටා ගැන්ම රිවිර
මෙම ලිපිය ලියන මම යෝජිත විහාර දේවාලගම් පනත් කෙටුම්පත හා යෝජිත භික්ෂු කතිකාවත් පනත් කෙටුම්පත යෝග්‍ය ආකාරයට සකස් කිරීම පිළිබඳව වූ රැස්වීම්වලට සහභාගි වූයෙමි. ඒ එකදු අවස්ථාවක හෝ විවාදාපන්නව ඇති භික්ෂූන් වහන්සේට දණ්ඩනය පැනවීම සඳහා වූ කතිකාවත සාකච්ඡාවට බඳුන් නොකළ අතර අප දැඩි සේ කියා සිටියේ භික්ෂූත්වය අවභාවිත කරන්නන් ශාසනයෙන් බැහැර කිරීමේ නියමයන් බුදුන් අනුදැන වදාළ භික්ෂු විනය තුළ ඇති බවත්, එයට අනුගතව ධර්මයට හා විනයට පටහැණි නොවෙමින් කටයුතු කිරීමට හැකිවන අයුරින් විහාර හා දේවාලගම් පනත සකස් කර ගත යුතු බවත් මේ නියමයන්ට අනුව කටයුතු කරන සංඝ සභාවලින් ගන්නා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/02/16)

MUSLIM MINORITY IN KASHMIR????
ALI SUKHANVER
According to a recent report, an estimated 68,000 people have died in the fighting and ensuing crackdown by Indian forces till now. Resentment over Indian rule in the disputed region is now mostly expressed through street protests. The people of Kashmir have to face a new kind of atrocity at the hands of the Indian security forces every day but the cruelest one is the disgrace of Kashmiri women. Dr Anjana Chatterjee is a Kolkata based activist and anthropologist. While speaking at a seminar ‘Experience of Detainees’ in Srinagar, Chatterjee referred to a Human Rights Watch report,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/02/16)

Sri  Lanka in” catch twenty two” with UNHRC resolution
UPALI COORAY
The  Sri Lankan President in his recent interview with the BBC emphatically stated that any type of foreign participation in respect of the oncoming human rights violations inquiry is not permissible by way of external judges. investigators or in any other form.He elaborated his statement by saying Sri Lanka has enough qualified and internationally renowned human resources in the relevant fields and he sees no role for foreign personnel. This statement. as many would know, is quite contrary to the  resolution passed at the UNHCR at the behest of US, co-sponsored by Sri Lanka. Those who listened... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/02/16)

සිංහල මළකුණ බුදිනු රිසින් සිංහල ලකුණ  සුරා කන්නෝ  3 කොටස
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
   ශ්‍රී මහා බෝධිය යනු  සිදුහත් තවුසා  පරම සත්‍යය අවබෝධ කරගන්නාවිට  වැඩ උන් ස්තානයය් . එම ගස බුධ්ධියේ සංකේතයක්  ලෙස බෞද්ධයන් විසින් සැලකුහ . මේ බුද්ධි වෘක්ෂයේ  මුදුන් මුල  සිංහල පොලවේ ''පිහිටි පස '' දක්වා සිරස් අතටත්  ලොකු කුඩා පරිවාර මුල්  හතර පැත්තට  තිරස් අතටත්  පස යටින් මෙන්ම  උඩි න්ද විහිදී ගියේය  බෝපත්‍රය කර පලන්දනාවෙත්  හිස පලදනාවෙත්  කුන්ඩ  ලාභාරනයේත් සටහන් විය වෙස්තට්ටුවෙත් දාගැබ් මුදුනේත්  බෝපත් හැඩය ගැන්විණි .. මෑත යුගයේ ''මහබෝ වන්නම ලියැවිණි .   ගැයිනි . හින්දු මුර්ති හා කැටයම් වල ඇති .කටෝර  බවත් ඉතාලි රෝම මුර්තිවල ඇති  හැ න්ගීම් කුප්පන යන ලක්ෂණ දෙකෙන්ම තොර වූ චාම්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/02/16)

SL National Anthem sung In Tamil,that Tamils could understand could Inspire loyalty towards Sri Lanka as the song does
Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM Spokesperson, United Sri Lanka Association, Wellington , NZ
I was quite moved when I  listened and watched   the Sri Lanka national anthem being sung in Tamil during the 68th independence day celebrations in Colombo, earlier today. I have heard recordings of this earlier and of another version of the national anthem where Tamil was incorporated into the mainly Sinhalese anthem. In all of these versions , the music remained the same as in the traditional Namo Namo Matha . Both of these renderings  were really endearing like the Sinhala national anthem. Since I first heard these several... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/02/16)

සිංහල බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතිය සුරකිමු! මහින්ද අගමැති කරමු! සම්මන්ත්‍රණය
... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 04/02/16)

South Asian Games kicks off Friday in northeast India
By NJ Thakuria
Guwahati: As northeast India is preparing for the 12th South Asian Games 2016, to be held in Guwahati and Shillong on 5-16 February 2016, both the capital cities have turned into fortress under security nets. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the spectacular sporting event on Friday in presence of nearly 4500 athletes, officials and sport lovers from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan with the host country India. The mascot of the event is designed with the campaign for conservation of world’s precious one-horned rhinoceros, which has sizable population in various... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/02/16)

සිංහල'' මළකුණ 'බුදිනු රිසින් සිංහල ලකුණ සුරා කන්නෝ   2 කොටස
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
ලෝකයට '''රජකරගෙන '' සිටි  පාලකයෝ වෙනත් රටවලදී  එම්ප්‍රදෝරු , ඒකාධිපති  ආදී වශයෙන් හැඳින්විණි . එහෙත් සිංහල පාලකයෝ  '''දැ හැ මෙන් සෙමෙන් රාජ්ජය විචාල'' හෝ ''' රාජ්ජය කරවූ ''' අ ය මිස  ''රජකළ ''අ ' ය නොවුහ . බුදුදහම අනුසාරයෙන් මිහිඳු හිමියන් විසින් දේවානම් පියතිස්ස රජතුමාට ඉගැන්වූ  මුල්ම පාඩම      වුයේ  රටේ පාලකයෙකුගේ  ''තරාතිරම '' කුමක්දය් මෙසේ  පහදා දීමය් '''' මහරජ  සතුන් නොමරව  සියලුම දෙපා  සිවුපා බහුපා සතුන්ටද  ජීවත්වීමේ  අයිතියක් ඇත . ඔබ භුමියේ භාරකාරයා පමණි '' . මාඝාත '' නම් වූ  සියලු සතුන් මැරීම තහනම් කල   රාජාඥාවක්  පැනවූ එකම රට  මේ සිංහලේ විය . සියලු රට වැසියාත්  ඒ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/02/16)

Traitors of Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge
There is no better time than now to look back and recall the traitors of Lanka. Just as a terrorist is a freedom fighter to some, even traitors are somebody’s hero. It was always a case of falling prey to foreigners or seeking the assistance of foreigners to remain in power. Kuveni fell for Indian Vijaya, Moggalana brought an alien army to defeat his brother Kasyapa, the reigning King. King Buvanakabahu sought support from the Portuguese to defeat brother Mayadunne, King Rajasinghe II sought Dutch support to drive away the Portuguese, that became an “inguru deela... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/02/16)

Yahapalana Nadagama.
By Charles.S.Perera
The Yahapalanaya is a Nadagama- Mahadenamutta and his pupils.  Mahadenamutta had five pupils . He himself had given names to them according to their appearance. One was Indikatu Pencha – a thin tall man, Kotu Kithaiya the one who looked like a stick, his favourite was Polbe Muna who had a round face like   half a coconut, Rabboda Aiya  had a big toddy belly, Puvak Badilla looked like an areccanut tree.  Some of these characters could be distinguished amoung the Yahapalana Nadagama crowd. Readers may name their characters in the Yahapalana Nadagama as it pleases them. Nadagama... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/02/16)

The Illusory Ethnic Question
By A.A.M.Nizam – MATARA.
Is there a question called the “Ethnic Question” in Sri Lanka? What is the difference between the people living in Sri Lanka other than people belonging to various religions, speaking different languages and belonging to different communities? The Tamil community in Sri Lanka was a community very much complacent with their status, privileges and wealth during the time of British Imperialist rule due to the patronage provided by the British Imperialist rulers over the majority Sinhalese community despite they being little over 12 percent (including the Indian Origin Tamils in the Hill Country and the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/02/16)

සිංහල ''මළකුණ '' බුදිනු රිසින්   සිංහල  ' ලකුණ ''සූ රා කන්නෝ   1 කොටස
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
මේ ලිපිය දිගය් එනිසා කොටස් වශයෙන් ලියා එවමි .ජාතික පුවත්පතක් ලෙස තිබු ඉරිදා දිවයිනට යවා එහෙත් වර්තමාන තත්වය යටතේ පල නොකළ ලිපියකි මේ සියලුම කොටස් කියවන ලෙස වත්මන් තරන පරපුරෙන් ඉතා බැගෑපත්ව ඉල්ලමි ල්ප්කයේ පවතී හා  පවතින්නාවූ  එකම සිංහල රාජ්‍යය ඇත්තේ වර්තමාන    ශ්‍රී  ලංකාවේය. වර්තමාන ශ්‍රීලංකාව  නම් රට වසර ලක්ෂ ගණනක සිට  මිනිස්වාසයක්ව  පැ වතී රටකි. ආයු කාලයෙන් හා අසිරියෙන්  එය දෙවැනි වෙතොත් වන්නේ  චීන ශිෂ්ටාචාරයට පමණි . ක්‍රි..පුර්ව  සවන සියවසේ  පමණ ගෞතම බුදුන්වහන්සේ  ගේ ආගමනයෙන් පසු  එදා  හෙළදිව නමින් හැඳින්වුන මෙරටේ හෙළයන්ගේ සිතුම් පැතුම්  හා ජීවන දර්ශනය  කිසියම් එක දිශානතියක් කරා  එක එල්ලේ යොමුවිය .... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/02/16)

මහින්ද නැවත බලයට ගෙන ඒමේ ත්‍රිවිධ පරමාර්ථ
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
   කණ්ඩායම් තුනක් මහින්ද නැවත බලයට ගෙන ඒමට උත්සාහ දරති .මින්  දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන  සරත්වීරසේකර වැනි කීපදෙනෙකුත් නලින්ද සිල්වා බෙන්ගමුවේ නාලක හිමි වසන්ත බණ්ඩාර හා අමරසේකර ආදී න්  ඇතුළු කණ්ඩායමට අවශ්‍ය  වන්නේ ඉන්දියාවෙන් හා බටහිරින් රට නිදහස් කරගෙන  සිංහල බෞද්ධ සන්  ස්කෘතිය  ප්‍රධාන සංරචකය වූ ද පළාත් සභා 13අ වැනි සුදු අලි යන්ගෙන් රටවිනාෂවීම වලකා මේ රට ඒකීය රටක් වශයෙන් පවත්වා ගෙනයමින් අවශ්ශ්‍යම නම්  විධායක බලය පමණක් බෙදන  ගම්සභා ක්‍රමය වැනි  ක්‍රමයක් ඇතිකිරීම  සඳහා මහින්ද බලයට ගෙන එමටය .                                                      වාසුදේව  ඇතුළු වාමාන්ශිකයන්ට මහින්ද නැතුව දිනන්නට බැරි නිසා ත් එජාපය වැනි අන්ත ධනවාදී පක්ෂයකට හෙත්තුවීමට බැරි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/02/16)

MINORITY COMMUNITIES: A THREAT TO NATIONAL UNITY Part II
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
 HISTORY OF THE TAMIL COMMUNITY OF SRI LANKA    The small communities of Tamils and Muslims living in Sri Lanka, amount to about 24% of the total population of Sri Lanka at present (Tamils including Estate Tamils – 15%; Muslims (09%). These communities are descendants of groups of individuals, exclusively males, who arrived in this island at different times in the past for various purposes,  and later settled down among the Sinhala people. The Tamils came from southern India and observe the cultural traditions of Tamilnadu which is the homeland of the Tamils where the Tamil... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/02/16)

At Sri Lanka’s Independence: Revisiting the crimes and communal disharmony created by the British
Shenali D Waduge
The British ruled parts of Sri Lanka from 1796 and the whole of Sri Lanka from 1815 to 1948. Sri Lanka marks 4 February 1948 as its day of Independence. When our history is related by the very nations that occupied us or by twisted versions from their local clones the true history is often wiped under the carpet for the embarrassing nature of crimes and the dirty tactics adopted. A 1904 British newspaper pokes fun at the Sinhala elite “Ceylon is Our Happy Possession, while other colony’s make noise for more reforms, Ceylon makes... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/02/16)

Sri Lanka and India may have continued to remain as British colonies for a longer period of time if Japan did not launch a daring courageous attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941 with the aim of liberating Asia from Western colonial domination
by Senaka Weeraratna
Colonialism and foreign occupation constitute crimes against humanity. They represent some of the most serious violations of national sovereignty of states and breach of international law, and in almost all colonial territories in Asia, Africa, North and South America horrendous crimes against humanity have been committed by the occupying colonial powers. The perpetrators have yet to be held accountable and brought to book under international law for these genocidal crimes. As Sri Lanka celebrates the 68th anniversary of the grant of independence from British colonial rule on February 4, 2016 it is necessary to recap that during... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/02/16)

Protect and Uphold ‘SINHALE’ :  The Nation of Sinhala Patriots Part I
Dr.  Daya Hewapathirane
  It was in the last quarter of the 20th century that the name Sri Lanka was inappropriately imposed upon our motherland, known historically for centuries as ‘Sinhale’, ‘Sihala-deepa’,   or ‘Heladiva’, all of which mean the land or island of the Sinhala or  ‘Hela’ people. According to ancient Pali chronicles including the Mahavamsa (“The Great Chronicle") written in the 5th century CE), Vijaya and his followers the first Sihala or  ‘Hela’ (Aryan) settlers of this island were Vijaya and his followers who arrived in the 6th century BCE or more than 2500 years ago, from northeastern India.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/02/16)

උදුරාගත් නිදහස නැවත දිනාගනිමු
නලින් ද සිල්වා
අපට 1948 පෙබරවාරි 4 වැනි දා ලැබුණු නාමික නිදහස අර්ථවත් වූයේ 1972 මැයි 22 වැනි දා ජනරජයක් වීමෙන් පසුව ය. 2009 මැයි 18 වැනි දා අපි දෙමළ ත්‍රස්තවාදය පැරදවීමු. බටහිරයෝ ද ඉන්දියානුවෝ ද ඒ පිළිබඳ ව, එකම හේතුව නිසා නොවූව ද, විරුද්ධ වූහ. ඔවුන්ට සැමදාමත් අවශ්‍ය වූයේ සිංහල බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතිය දියකර සිංහලත්වය නැති කිරීම ය. එංගලන්තය ප්‍රමුඛ බටහිරයෝ සිංහලත්වය නැතිකිරීම සඳහා දිගින් දිගට ම දෙමළ ජාතිවාදය යොදාගත්හ. ඉන්දියාව 2005 පමණ සිට ශ්‍රී ල නි ප හා එ ජා ප එකතු කර අවුල් ආණ්ඩුවක් පිහිටුවා තමන්ට අවශ්‍ය ආකාරයට මෙරට දෙමළ ජාතිවාදය හසුරවමින් සිංහල බෞද්ධ සංස්කෘතිය දිය කිරීමට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/02/16)

First Independence of Former Colonies: Dress reveals servility to Western Masters
Shenali D Waduge
 One of the distinguishable traits of former colonies is the manner that politics has come to be run by family dynasties with children continuing to be scions of their former colonial masters. Combined with the family name is the silent pact to govern the country in a manner that would please the western masters. The manner of servility can be automatically seen by the manner former colonies at independence have dressed. The examples of India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar reveal much.  All of the colonial invaders set sail with orders from the Church & King to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/02/16)

At Sri Lanka’s Independence: Revisiting the crimes and communal disharmony created by the British
Shenali D Waduge
First Published on  February 4th, 2015  The British ruled parts of Sri Lanka from 1796 and the whole of Sri Lanka from 1815 to 1948. Sri Lanka marks 4 February 1948 as its day of Independence. When our history is related by the very nations that occupied us or by twisted versions from their local clones the true history is often wiped under the carpet for the embarrassing nature of crimes and the dirty tactics adopted. A 1904 British newspaper pokes fun at the Sinhala elite “Ceylon is Our Happy Possession, while other colony's make noise... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/02/16)

Ajmal Foundation offers financial supports to ailing scribes
By Our Correspondent
Guwahati, 3 February:  The Ajmal Foundation has offered financial supports to five ailing journalists of Assam. Khasrul Islam, manager of Ajmal Foundation  handed over the amount totalling rupees 1,15,000 to the beneficiaries at a brief function held at Guwahati Press Club on Wednesday. The beneficiaries under the Ajmal Media Welfare Scheme include Pitamber Newar (Dainik Purvoday),  Bitul  Bora (News Live), Arup Chakrabarty (Nababarta Prasanga),         Pankaj Bora (News 30) and Basharullah Mujadaddi (Asomiya Pratidin). [caption id="attachment_51722" align="aligncenter" width="731"] Officials of Ajmal Foundation giving away financial aid to ailing journalist during a function held at Guwahati Press... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/02/16)

RULE OF LAW
Upali Jayatilaka
What is RULE OF LAW? The concept of “Rule of Law”, its origin, the present definitions, anomalies in the application of the concept and debates among jurist and Political Scientists as to what factors come within the definition. At present it is perceived to be a Western concept bestowed upon the rest by the civilised world.  It is also promoted as a concept by the West, through the World Bank and or IMF in attempting to instil civilization on underdeveloped and developing countries by the introduction of democracy and accepted norms of “the rule of law”. Dicey’s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/02/16)

Sinhala-Buddhism : Educating Ms. Rumpay Sera-singhe II
H. L. D. Mahindapala
The loud bravado with which Ms. Sharmini Serasinghe challenged the Sinhala Buddhists to give “a valid answer” to her question – a question which was aimed deliberately at denigrating  the Sinhala-Buddhists – stands in stark contrast to the silence that prevails after the answer was given. (See Colombo Teleraph....) She asked pompously, assuming that she had delivered the final deadly blow that would nail the Sinhala-Buddhists once and for all : “Might I also ask, what in heaven’s name is so “supreme” about the Sinhalese people? What have we, the Sinhalese achieved, others have not,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/02/16)

Reverse Wine – The Warlocks Three Concoct the Deadly Constitutional Brew
By Gandara John
Thrice to thine and thrice to mine And thrice again to make up nine. Peace! The charm’s wound up.  RW, CBK and ms, the ‘Hecatian’ trio, dance around the inflamed island as they concoct the deadly Constitutional brew. The shamans of the troika, drunk on the magic potion, blabber superlatively about the body and texture of the wine. But where is this wine? Alas, the wine is an illusion because it is a reverse wine; the grapevines that would bear the fruits so vital to produce the wine have yet to be grafted. Sri Lanka has degenerated... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/02/16)

“SINHA KODIYA” :  THE NATIONAL FLAG
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
There is a strong movement today for the reinstatement or restoration of the ancient   “Sinha kodiya” (lion flag) as the national flag of the country. There is an outcry against the continued use of its corrupt and modified version with green and orange bands instituted in 1953. As the nation’s authentic traditional national flag, this popularly known “Sinha-kodiya” was hoisted prominently at the historic occasion of the signing of the Udarata Givisuma (Kandyan Convention) in 1815, and also at the occasion of the formal granting of political independence to the country in 1948. During the British... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/02/16)

WHO WILL PREVAIL?THE PM OR THE PRESIDENT?
By Dayan Jayatilleka
‘President Sirisena says his government will not act “in haste.” This is unacceptable.’ - New York Times Editorial, Jan 28, 2016. “…there is no ethnic group called the Sinhalese.” – Chief Minister Wigneswaran, Jan 19, 2016. President Sirisena has followed up his important BBC interview on accountability with a lengthier one on Al Jazeera. The BBC interview evoked a swift, sharp reaction from Human Rights Watch, the Global Tamil Forum,the New York Times,and the US Ambassador to the UNHRC—as well as the Sri Lankan PM himself. Samantha Power took a swipe on missing persons and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/02/16)

What have the minorities given the Sinhalese?
Missaka A
The question always asked is 'what have the Sinhalese given the minorities' and what more can they give? Why is there no question asked about what have the minorities given the Sinhalese and what else are they willing to give? Tamils came to Sri Lanka via invasions or because Tamil Nadu was too dirty and living conditions too harsh to live. The silly mistake made by our kings was to marry Indian women thereby encroaching Buddhist temples into adopting Hindu customs and religious practices into a very pure and philosophical Buddhism. Tamils were given the silver spoon by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/02/16)

Indo Sri Lanka Kidney Fiasco
Sarath Wijesinghe - former Ambassador to UAE and Israel
 Amazing Kidney is a precious organ in the human body Kidney is one of the main precious organs in the human body making urine, remove excess water, controls body chemicals/ toxins, controls blood pressure, keep bones healthy, help make red blood, controls mineral potassium, blood acidity and many other factors for a healthy life. For long and healthy life Kidney Is as important as the Heart that pumps blood for the body to function. Many external and internal factors responsible for the damages caused to the Kidney leading to kidney... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/02/16)

වියට්නාම් සින්ඩ්‍රෝමය සියැසින් දුටුවෙමි
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
වියට්නාම් යුද්දයට සම්බන්ධ වූ අැමරිකානු  සොල්දාදුවන් බොහෝ දෙනෙකු මානසික අසමතුලිතතාවයෙන් පෙලෙති. ඔවුන් අතර විශාදය , මත්ද්‍රව්‍ය භාවිතය, පශ්චාත් ව්‍යසන ක්ලමථ අක්‍රමතාව , දිවි නසාගැනීමට තිබෙන යොමුව ඉහලය​. වියට්නාම් යුද්දය අවසන්වී දශක ගනනාවක් ගතවූවද වියට්නාම් යුද සින්ඩ්‍රෝමය අවසන් වී නොමැත​. මේ නිසා වියට්නාම් යුද්දයට සම්බන්ධ වූ වෙතරානුවන්ට ප්‍රතිකාර කිරීම සඳහා වෙනම රෝහල් සහ වෛද්‍ය මධ්‍යස්ථාන තිබේ. වියට්නාම් යුද්දයට  ගිය අැමරිකානු සොල්දාදුවන් ගේ ප්‍රතිකාරයන් සබැඳිව වැඩ කිරීමට මට හැකි විය​. එම මගේ වෘත්තීය දිවියේ විශේෂ අත්දැකීමකි. මුලින්ම මා නිරීක්‍ෂකයෙකු ලෙස කැන්සාස් හි කොල්මරි ඔනීල් වෙතරානු රෝහලේ වියට්නාම් යුද්දයට සම්බන්ධ වූ අැමරිකානු සොල්දාදුවන්ට සිදු කෙරෙන මනෝ ප්‍රතිකාර වලට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/02/16)

HIRUNIKA, GALABODA  ATHTHE THERO, SARATH FONSEKA- YOSHITHA RAJAPAKSE- RANIL/MAITHREE/CHANDRIKA SHARPENING KNIVES AGAINST SINHALA BUDDHISTS!
  By M D P DISSANAYAKE
HIRUNIKA: Hirunika came to limelight of politics on the bandwagon of her late father's death.  The former Presidential Advisor Late Mr Bharata Lakshman Premachandra was not a baby in the company of drug barons, just as much as Mr Duminda de Silva. After her father's tragic death, it was Mr Chamal Rajapakse who counselled  and guided Hirunika to complete her Law Degree.    The public sympathy she enjoyed has now evaporated, yet in new political culture, she was able to get bail, in spite of committing a criminal offence. GALABODA ATHTHE GNASARA THERO: Gnanasara... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/02/16)

AG to indict Yoshitha
Courtesy The Nation
Upon conclusion of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) investigation into the Carlton Sports Network (CSN), the Attorney General is scheduled to interdict in High Court, former President and incumbent Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son and Lieutenant in the Sri Lanka Navy, Yoshitha Rajapaksa and others presently remanded on charges of money laundering. The FCID had investigated the matter following a complaint lodged to the Inspector General of Police by Citizens for a Just/Fair Society on March 15, 2015, who alleged money laundering and misuse of public property by CSN, which are considered offences under... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/02/16)

අප්පච්චි කදුළු පිරි දෑසින් තම වැරදි හෙළි කරයි
හිටපු ජනපති, මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසන්නේ වර්තමාන රජයේ ඇතැම් මැති ඇමතිවරුන් සහ ඔවුන්ගේ දරුවන් තම පාලන කාලයේදී සිදු කල වැරදි වලට ඒ කාලයේදී තමන් දඩුවම් දීම වැළැක්වීමේ විපාක තමන් විදින බවයි.
එතුමන් වැඩිදුරටත් පවසන්නේ තම දරුවන්ගෙන් නොව එතුමාගෙන් පලි ගන්නා ලෙසයි. ඊයේ මහනුවරදී පළාත් පාලන නියෝජිතයින් හමු වූ අවස්ථාවේදී මෙම අදහස් පළ කලේය. යෝෂිත රාජපක්ෂ අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීම මේ වන විට බොහෝ ජනතාවගේ විවේචනයට ලක්ව ඇති බව වාර්තා වේ.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/02/16)

IS THIS THE YAHA PALANAYA OR YAMA PALANAYA? WHAT IS GOOD FOR GOOSE IS GOOD FOR GANDER
By Stanley Perera from Melbourne
President Maithreepala Sirisena started off his term presidency with a slogan of “yahapalanaya”.  Those who voted him were please with the statement made in public and hoped the corruption by the free loaders will end soon.  The masses did not expect to dash their hope in twelve months.  The free loaders were corrupt up to their eye balls.  The gentleman politician made efforts to bribe the free loaders with Rs. 20,000 per sitting over and above enormous perks enjoyed.  Straight away luxury car permits with interest free and non repayable bank loans of US$50,000... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/02/16)

What Mahinda Should Learn From Chandrika
Dilrook Kannangara
Politics turned ruthless after 1977. Scores of political opponents have been killed, assaulted, imprisoned and otherwise harmed since then. What’s more worrying is the support these vengeful acts get from a section of the society. There is always a justification for any political act of revenge. Vengeful politics is here to stay. What matters is how a brave politician must not be swayed by it. Mahinda has heaps to learn from his predecessor Chandrika. Although she almost completely changed after winning the election in 1994, her conduct prior to that belittles even the bravest men in Lankan... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/02/16)

No more backing out at the hour of need, please!
By Rohana R. Wasala
Courtesy The Island Ven. Galaboda Atthe Gnanasara Thera, General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena, who had been charged with contempt of court, was arrested and remanded on surrendering to the Homagama magistrate’s court on 26 Tuesday. Some young monks of the BBS behaved riotously trying to prevent their leader from being taken to prison. But Ven. Gnanasara calmly advised them to restrain themselves. He spoke words to this effect: “It is true that I raised my voice in the court because my emotions were frayed; that constituted contempt of court. It must be admitted that what... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/02/16)

Indian and Sri Lankan Armed Forces
Janaka Perera
This relates to the January 27th article titled ‘Coup attempt that nearly ignited a religious war’ in the Lanka Web of January 27.  Since a reader in his comment on the piece has apparently misunderstood what I wrote I need to clarify the point I made on the Indian Army. There is no question that the British colonial masters modeled the Indian military on British lines. The fact however is that the Indians who formed that army and later the Indian Navy and Air Force were recruited from the same warrior tribes which were active in India... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/02/16)

Tamils: Log on to southern situation
By Gomin Dayasri Courtesy The Daily Mirror
errorism has left a trail amongst the northern Tamils, feeling of a need for a separate state; brainwashed by the LTTE and kept alive by the remittances of the Diaspora. With the Provincial Council positioned, dawned on the North the outdated Indian prescription was not the answer sought. A home remedy kept to present needs is wanted for the North: Should be baked in Colombo and flavoured in Jaffna to be sold. Tamil pride was wounded, when the Sinhala army overran homegrown terrorism. Affected South, naturally revelled at it. Though in captive... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/02/16)

යෝෂිත රාජපක්‍ෂ අත්අඩංගුවට ගන්න DIG අනුර දිසානායක කල මෙහෙයුම මෙන්න..
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 බොරැල්ල එන්.එම්. පෙරේරා මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ පැවැති හිටපු ජනාධිපති පුත් යෝෂිත රාජපක්‍ෂ ඇතුළු පිරිස අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීම පිළිබඳව කරුණු පැහැදිලි කිරීමේ ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්‍ෂ විශේෂ මාධ්‍ය හමුවේදී අදහස් දක්වමින් විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා මෙසේ පැවසීය. එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා මෙසේ ද පැවසීය. ‘‘පෙබරවාරි 05 වැනිදා එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් කොමසාරිස් ෂෙයිඞ් අල් හුසේන් ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවට පැමිණිමට නියමිතයි. ඔහු පැමිණෙන්නේ මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමා ප‍්‍රමුඛ කොටි ත‍්‍රස්තවාදයෙන් මේ රට බේරාගත් රණවිරුවන් දංගෙඩියට යවන යුද අපරාධ අධිකරණයක් පිහිටුවීමට අදාළ කටයුතුවල ප‍්‍රගතිය විමසා බැලීමටයි. ඒ මහා පාවාදීමේ මෙහෙයුම දිගේලි කරමින් තිබෙන වෙලාවේ මේ කොන්ද පණ නැති ආණ්ඩුව මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමාගේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/16)

යෝෂිත රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අත් අඩංගුවට ගැනීම ගැන විත්තියේ නීතිඥයා කරුණු පහදයි..
  යෝෂිත රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අත් අඩංගුවට ගැනීම ගැන විත්තියේ නීතිඥයා කරුණු පහදයි..
https://youtu.be/CXiM9wXgM7Q... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/16)

Protest demonstration at the Sri Lankan High Commission in London on the 12th Feb from 2-6pm 
The demonstration in which we are organising on the 12th Feb from 2-6pm at the Sri Lankan High Commission is not against any political party, purely  on the national question.  ... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 01/02/16)

සින්හල බෞධ්ධ භික්ෂුන්ගේ චින්තන  හා පෙරකදෝරු  චින්තන ගැටුම
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
එක්නැලිගොඩ  සිධ්ධියෙදී ගලගොඩ ඇත්තේ හිමියන් ඉතා සන්සුන් ලෙසින් මහේස්ත්‍රාත් ගෙන් ප්‍රශ්න කීපයක් ඇසුවේය . ඒ ප්‍රශ් න පදනම් වුයේ මහේස්ත්‍රාත් ගේම  අදහස් මතය ..මහේස්ත්‍රාත් පමිනේල්ලෙන් ඇසුවේ  රණවිරුවන්ට ඇති චෝදනා ඔප්පු කිරීමට සාක්ෂි  යනුය්  . උත්තරය වුයේ  ''' නැත '' යන්නය් ..  එවිට හිමියන් ඇසුවේ ''ඉතින් ස්වාමීනි චෝදනා ඔප්පු කල නොහැකියය් පමිනිල්ලම කියන්නේ නම්  රට බේරා ගෙන මේසා කැපකිරීමක් කල මේ රණ විරුවන් ඇපමත හෝ නිදහස් කල නොහැකිද ''' යන සාධාරණ පැ නයය්  ඒ පැ නය අතිශයින්ම සාධාරණය.හදවතටත් බුද්ධියට ත්‍ එකඟවූ සර්වසාධාරන පැනයකි .මහේස්ත්‍රාත් මේ සියල්ල සාවධානව අසා සිට  දුන් පිළිතුර මෙවැන්නකි '' ඇත්ත ඒවුනත් ' අහවල් නීතියේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/16)

Forecast 2016: A Roadmap for Sri Lanka
By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera , Adviser to Finance Minister
“Our objective is to make Sri Lanka the most competitive nation in the Indian Ocean and to develop the island as a mega city for the region that will go between Singapore and Dubai thus make it competitive and the time has come for us to think how we are going to do it”                                     Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Economic Forum 2016 In ‘Sri Lanka: A Silent Revolution’, the 02 February 2015 entry for IPCS column Dateline Colombo, authored after the victory of incumbent Sri Lankan President Maithripala... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/16)

Interview with Jayan Perera Achieve Real Change (ARC),
By Dasanti Wimalaratne
 Jayan Perera is one of the founding members of Achieve Real Change (ARC), a volunteer organization based in the UK and made of second generation Sri Lankan professionals. ARC’s mission is to help Sri Lankan’s business, medical and sports sectors develop by having diaspora members use their professional skills for their country’s sake. Everyone wants to help their country, even if they are living abroad, and ARC helps makes that possible. Jayan Perera, during one of his many visits home, agreed to discuss ARC and his homeland. Q: When did you start ARC? A: Back in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/16)

WHEN ZEID COMES TO TOWN
DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA
 According to the newspapers, UN Human Rights High Commissioner Rights Zeid Al Hussain is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka on the 5th of February.  The purported purpose of the visit is to urge the Government to finalize the mechanisms to try some of Sri Lanka’s war-time commanders for war crimes, as recommended by his report of September-2015, and endorsed by UNHRC resolution A/HRC/30/L.29. In my opinion, Zeid has demonstrated by his conduct towards Sri Lanka that he is a law-breaker, a menace to the world (because his actions are causing the United Nations Organization, of which... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/16)

Proposals made to the Public Representation Committee on Constitutional Reforms, on 27 January 2016 at Vusumpaya.
DecentLanka2015
Here are the proposals we made to the Public Representation Committee on Constitutional Reforms, on 27 January 2016 at Vusumpaya. They don't in anyway cover all areas for a complete Constitution. Yet they do include concepts for Constitutional making. Our main argument is that this new Constitution should provide for a political solution for the National Question and for that reason the APRC Final Report should be used as a base document for deliberations as that carries a broad consensus among pro Sinhala Southern political parties for power sharing, beyond that of 13A. PROPOSALS MADE BY THE ALL PARTY... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/16)

Perfidious Imbeciles avenge Yoshita
By A.A.M.Nizam - MATARA
The government’s witch-hunt against the former President, his family members and his supporters continue unabated for over one year now.  We were told by the infantile western slavish Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera during the run-up to the January 8th election that the former President Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse has hidden wealth worth over 18 billion U.S.Dollars in foreign bank accounts and details of which will be revealed to the country and Mr. Rajapaksa will be made to account for this hidden wealth.  Similarly the political chameleon Rajitha Snaratne also parroted these allegations and said that that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/16)

ආවඩා - ආයුබෝ වේවා!
ධර්මන් වික‍්‍රමරත්න
ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ 1505 සිට 1931 දක්වා වසර 425ක්ම ආක්‍රමණිකයන්ගේ ආණ්ඩු තන්ත්‍ර අනුව සමාජය විවිධ පරිවර්තනයන්ට භාජනය විය. දේශපාලන පක්ෂ සමාජයේ පරිවර්තනයට බලපෑවේ 1931 ස්වර්ණජන ඡන්දය ලැබීමෙන් පසුවය. සෝල්බරි නිදහස 1948 ලැබුණද සැබෑ සමාජ පරිවර්තනයකට අඩිතාලම වැටුනේ 1951 සැප්තැම්බර් 2වැනිදා කොළඹ නව නගර ශාලාවේදී ශ්‍රිලනිප ආරම්භ කිරීමෙන් පසුව බව 1956න් පසු පසක් විය. එදා ශ්‍රිලනිප ආරම්භ කරන විට එස්.ඩබ්ලිව්.ආර්.ඩී. බණ්ඩාරනායක කියා සිටියේ ශ්‍රිලනිප මූලික කාර්යය වනුයේ අධිරාජ්‍යවාදීන්ට සහ ඔවුන්ගේ හවුල්කාරයින් වන දේශීය ධනපතියන්ට එරෙහිව සටන් මෙහෙයවීම බවය. වර්තමානයේ එනම් 2016දී ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ දේශපාලන තත්ත්වයද 1951 තත්ත්වයට සමානය. එදා සේම අද රට දේශපාලන වශයෙන් කොටස් දෙකකි. ඒ ප්‍රතිගාමී බලවේග... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/16)


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