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News Archive for Aug 2014

The Bogus ‘Joint Statement’ between President of Sri Lanka and Ban-Ki Moon
Shenali D Waduge
There is an underpinning effort made surreptitiously across the Panel of Expert report to give the impression that the 3 member team was appointed to ‘give effect to’ the joint statement made in 2009 between the Sri Lankan President and the UN Secretary General. Firstly, the Panel’s report makes a grave error in claiming that the UNSG arrived in Sri Lanka in 23 March 2009. The UNSG according to official records arrived in Sri Lanka on 23 May 2009. That was just 4 days after the LTTE was militarily defeated. The next argument is how the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/14)

Why President's Decision To Bar Entry To UN Investigators Appears Justifiable.
LankaWeb Weekly Editorial
August 20th 2014 Although there is every likelihood that it will cause an international furore, the choice of the President to deny entry to the team of UN investigators seems justifiable on the simplest rationale that it has been instigated by biased former UN representatives such as Navi Pillai and others who have very openly as well as blatantly taken upon themselves to be adjudicators over their perceptions of human rights violations during the decades long internal armed terrorist insurrection some mistakenly label a War.Well for their information what the Government of Sri Lanka did as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/14)

President Barack Obama’s admission of torture by the CIA, and Navi Pillai’s International probe into war crimes in Sri Lanka.
By Charles.S.Perera
Barack Obama the President of USA has admitted that the CIA official who interrogated suspects after the 9/11 attacks “ crossed a line” into torture.  That is while the whole world knows that CIA spells not only torture but all sorts of criminal subversive activities in  Sovereign States at a global level.  His accepting CIA “crossing a line’ into torture after  the 9/11 attack does not mitigate or absolve the CIA from its Criminal activities of the past and the present. Barrack Obama added that, “ we did some things that were contrary to our values.” And... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/14)

Interview with Sergei Glaziev - Advisor to President Putin
The US military industrial complex with the help of its European poodle wants to start WW3 to write off trillions of it debts. Russia only needs to turn off the gas this winter to send the EU economy deeper into recession, even without fighting war yet! In the event of WAR, the EU economy will collapse, subjugated and indebted to the US for another half a century, and the 1% protect their ill-gotten wealth in the new world order that emerge. We European citizens need to open our eyes and reason quick, write to every MPs stating the obvious.... -Full Story- (https:/youtube.com/ - 19/08/14)

අපි කවුද ............ තව අමතර විස්තර
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
වරිග පූරනිකාව අනුව එදා භාවිතාවූ  වචන කීපයක් අද වචන  සමග  -------1 -කමොතුලැ = කම්මුතු  2 ජන්ජලියාව ==ජංජාලය 3 කො විල=කුයිල හෙවත් දුගඳ  4 ගොම්මලේ = ගොම්මනේ හෙවත් සවස 5 හුටපටය = රණ්ඩුව හුටපටය 6 එල්ලිබහ=එලිබහිනවා , මළ පහ කරනවා  මහාචාර්ය හෙට්ටිආරච්චි  විසින්  ලංකා විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයීය  ඉතිහාසයේ දක්වූ   වෙනත් ආර්ය හෝ අනාර්ය කිසිදු භාෂාවක නැති එහෙත් සිංහල භාෂාවේ පමණක් ඇති වචන----ඇපය ,ඔලුව කකුල,කට, කලාව, කුල්ල, තොල, පැදුර, පොත්ත, බද, ලිඳ ,ලිප, විලුඹ  මේ වචන ආර්යාගමනයට පෙර භාවිථවූ  වචන වියහැකි බව එතුමාගේ අදහසය්. ........... මේවා  ටැමිල් මුන්ඩා  යය්ද   හෙට්ටිආරච්චි එසේ කියා තිබේ යය්  ද   බොරු කියමින්  1984 04 ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/14)

Dr. Ananda Guruge - Scholar, Professor, Historian, Diplomat, Patriot, Buddhist, Sri Lankan
A Tribute from Dr .Bhadant Rahulbodhi Mahathero (India)
Tribute  to  great scholar Dr. Prof. W.P. Ananda Guruge. Date of Birth:  December 28,1928  Date of Expiry : August 6, 2014  It is unbelievable very sad and shocking  news of our world renowned great Buddhist scholar in our Buddhist world  suddenly, unexpectedly  passed away on his way to USA. Everybody was very proud about his great knowledge and tireless contribution towards humanity and Buddhism .He was so much positive nature and very, very generous, very kindhearted person. His contribution to our world Fellowship of Buddhist is ever inspirable to everyone .He... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/14)

OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka per UNHRC Resolution A/HRC/25/1 of March 2014
Mahinda Gunasekera Agincourt, Ontario Canada
 August 17, 2014  Hon. Ban ki-Moon, Secretary General, UNO Copy to: President, UNHRC, Geneva Copy to: Ms. Navi Pillay, High Commissioner  for Human Right, Geneva  Hon. Ban ki-Moon, OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka per UNHRC Resolution A/HRC/25/1 of March 2014 I am writing to you as a Canadian of Sri Lankan origin who is at a loss to understand the high handed manner in which senior officials on the United Nations Organization act in violation of their mandates defined by the UN Charter and Specific Resolutions which outlines the limits of authority. It... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/08/14)

අපි කවුද අපට වෙච්ච දේ සහ අපි කුමක් කල යුතුද --1කොටසේ ඉතිරිය
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
රිටිගල පාලනය කල කිත්තිධීරගේ දුව වූද  ගිරිදේශයේ පාලක ගිරිභාද්රගේ  මෙහෙසියවූද  කවිලාශ පාලි හෙවත් රත්නාවලි පුන්න වෙළෙන්දාගෙන් බුදුගුණ අසා , බුදුගුනවඩා  සෝවාන් වී  පුන්න ලවා  බුදුහිමියන්  ට ආරාධනාකර  වැ ඩමකරවාගෙන  බන අස රහ ත් වුවාය. ඉන්පසු  යසෝධරා  මෙහෙණිය ගෙන් මෙහෙණවර ලැබුවාය. ය තම දුව වන  කුවේණි හෙවත් මහාපාලි  ට දහම් දෙසුවේ තමන්ට බුදුහිමියන් විසින් දෙසූ  විෂකුම්භන සූත්‍රය  ඇසුරෙන් සකසූ  නාරි විලෝක විෂකුම්භන සූත්‍රයෙනි  මහපාලියද පසුව මහන වී  තම මව ආරම්භ කල යසෝධර මෙහෙණවර තවත් වැඩි දියුනුකලාය . දුටුගැමුණු රජතුමා  රත්නාවලි  රහත් මෙහෙණියට ගරු කිරීම සඳහා  ය විසූ  ස්ථානයේ රුවන්වැලි සෑය  තැනුවේය..-----"" රත්නා =රුවන් -------වලී ==වැලි ------.සමහරු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/08/14)

Response to Senator Christine Milne: OHCHR Investigation into Sri Lankan War Crimes
Janaki Chandraratna - Perth Australia
Dear Senator Christine Milne Leader of the Australian Greens  Dear Ms. Milne  Investigation of alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka  I write in reference to your letter dated 3 January 2014 to the High Commissioner Navi Pillay requesting her to include Australia as a venue for the above investigation due to the presence of a large Sri Lankan Diaspora community. I guess you refer to the LTTE members rather than Sri Lankan Diaspora.  In support of your request you mentioned Public Interest Advocacy Centre’s report ‘Island of Impunity?’ as a source of Australian... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/08/14)

The OHCHR investigation on Sri Lanka
 Malin Abeyatunge
This letter was Emailed to Ms Sandra Beidas who is the coordinator for the Investigation against Sri Lanka to put on record that there is another side of the story. The OHCHR investigation on Sri Lanka quotes the Resolution : In its resolution A/HRC/25/1 adopted in March 2014 on “Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka”, the United Nations Human Rights Council requested the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to “undertake a comprehensive investigation into alleged serious violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes by both parties in Sri Lanka during the period covered... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/08/14)

A Safe Pair of Hands – A Tribute to Mahela Jayawardene
Dilrook Kannangara
Seventeen years is a long time in Test Cricket. Lankan cricket fans grew up and grew old with Mahela. As he retires it feels like an end of a chapter in life for some of them. The slot he leaves void in the Test batting line-up will not be easily filled and the catches he used to take will have to find another pair of safe hands. With 11,814 Test runs, a whopping 205 catches and even six wickets, his contribution is one of the greatest. Batsman, fielder, bowler and captain were not his only roles. He... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/08/14)

Tribute To Mahela, Lanka's Beloved Stylist Who Wowed !The World From Many Perspectives, Not Just Cricket.
Top Spin By Suni Perera
August 19th 2014 As outpourings of tributes and compliments flow from around the globe for Mahela Jayawardena Sri Lanka's much loved stylist cricketer it wasn't all about cricket that drew admiration from his fans and all those who loved him. He was a man of humility, compassion, dignity and true class which when combined with what he gave to Sri Lankan cricket through performance and personality makes him one of the true greats of the modern game.  Irrefutably perhaps, the rating" the best Sri Lankan captain ever" rings out loud  and deservedly so where his adoring audiences... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/08/14)

INTELLECTUALS ON THE BUDDHA
Buddhism enlightened humanity twenty-five centuries ago and released from all bondages, superstitious practices.Buddha is honoured today by every cultured and intelectual man irrespective of whatever religion he may profess, while the founders of most of the religions are honoured only by their followers. Not only those who belong to some religions but also so-called free thinkers respect this world honoured Supreme Enlightened One. From the historical point of view there never lived any other Teacher who has ever given so much religious freedom as well as due credit to humanity. Before the advent of the Buddha, religion had been owned... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 18/08/14)

UNHRC Investigation on Sri Lanka – Revisiting Ban Ki Moons Panel of Expert Report
Shenali D Waduge
 The OHCHR investigation against Sri Lanka led by outgoing UN chief Navi Pillay will attempt to use the platform given to reinforce the dubious, contradictory and controversial reports that have been compiled against Sri Lanka. One such forming the basis of successive Resolutions and Navi Pillay’s own reports is the Panel appointed by UN Secretary General to advise him on the accountability during the final stages of the war in Sri Lanka. It is a good time to look through and analyse the contents of this report starting off with its Executive Summary The UN Secretary... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/14)

Investigation on Sri Lanka – a violation of the time frame given under UNCHR resolution
S. Akurugoda
As can be seen from the flowing facts, the ‘time frame’ covered under the UNCHR Resolution A/HRC/25/L.1/Rev.1 has been extended by the Navi Pillay’s controversial Panel by misinterpreting the time frame covered in the LLRC. Under the terms and reference of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka published in the web page http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/OISL.aspx, , the ‘time frame’ of investigation is defined as “the period under investigation is that covered by the LLRC, that is, from 21 February 2002 until 15 November 2011, when it presented its report to the President of Sri Lanka”. Time Frame covered in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/14)

අපි කව්ද ,,අපට වෙච්ච දේ ,,සහ අපි කුමක් කල යුතුද -1 කොටස
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
අපි  කවුද වත්මන්  බොහෝ සිංහලයෝ  තමන් කවුදැ ය්  නොදනිති . අපට උගන්වා ඇත්තෙත්  අපි විජයගෙන් පැවතෙන්නන් ලෙසය. මහාවංශ කරුවාගේ සිට  ඉංගීසි ඉතිහාසඥයන් හා ඔවුන්ගෙන් ඉගෙනගත්  අපේම අයත්  කියන්නේ විජය එනවිට  අප රටේ හිටියේ  අමනුෂ්‍යයන් බවය් . කුවේණි යකින්නක් නම් ඇය  සමග රති සුව විඳි   විජය යකුන් කන පරා ක්ෂයෙකු විය යුතුය  . බුදු හිමි තෙවරක් අපේ රටට වැඩම කර ඇත එකල  සිටි යක්ෂ   , නාග  වැනි  මිනිස් කොටස් .. බුදු හිමි ස්රිමුඛයෙන්ම බන ඇසූ  අ  ය  වූහ .  විජය වැනි ආර්යයන් එන විටත්බොහෝ  වැසියෝ බෞද්ධ  වී සිටියහ . බුදු මුවින්ම  නිර්මල දහම ඇසූ  මොවුහු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/14)

එක්තරා මිනිසකුගේ සංඥා පද්ධතිය.
චන්දුසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි.
වසර ගනනාවක පුරා පලමුවන ලෝකයේ ජීවත් වූ ඔහු කටුනායකට ලගාවූයේ, බොහෝ කාලයකට පසුවය., උදෑසන මද ශීතල ගතිය ඔහුගේ මුලු සිරුරම පිනවන්නට විය. මහත් අමන්දානනයට පත් ඔහුගේ ස්පර්ශේන්ද්රියන් "ෂ්හ හරි සනීපයි" යන වදන පෙල නිකුත් කලහ. ඔහුඟේ සිතද මේ පිරිසිදු වාත දහරාව ඇලුම් කල බවක් පෙනිණි. ගමන් මහන්සිය, නිදිබර ගතියක්. සිරුරට ආරෝපනය කලද, ඔහුගේ දෑස් ඔහුට නිදා ගැනීමට අවසරයක් දුන්නේම නැත. රට සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම වෙනස් වෙලා, මේ වෙනස බලා ගන්න ඕනි ඈස, ඔහුට බල කරන්නට විය. රථය මෙන්ම රියදුරාද, නව පනක් ලද දේශයට, අනුකූලව, නිර්මිතව ඇත. රියදුරු කථාවක ආරම්භයක් අපේක්ෂාවෙන් සිටී. නමුත් මේ මහ වෙනස, ඔහුට රියදුරු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/14)

Foreign Secretary Level Talks between India and Pakistan
By Afshain Afzal
 Despite all pressures and coercive measures to fail any dialogue between two potential defence allies, Pakistan and India are once again going to have Foreign Secretary level talks, tentatively on 25 August 2014. The military brass and secular parties are much aggrieved to see Prime Minister Mr. Narandra Modi and his counterpart, Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif applying new theories of international politics and political science that as sovereign Muslims and Hindus neighbours, Pakistan and India are not threat to each other. In other words, all theories relating to religion as instrument of clash between civilizations are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/14)

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka condemns reported evictions of Christians by ISIL
Press Release -The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka
The Sri Lankan Muslims and the global Muslim community are shocked and dismayed by reports that the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has ordered the forceful eviction of Christians in Mosul and Yazidee community and other provinces. This action is against the vehemently condemns this act of barbarism and calls upon the ISIL and other groups to desist from ethnic cleaning of non--‐Muslims in Iraq. There is no place in Islam to commit injustice against any people. The rights of all as per the teaching of Islam are unambiguously... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/14)

Forge Civil Society Activity Foiled in Sri Lanka
... -Full Story- (https:/youtube.com/ - 17/08/14)

Pakistan anti-government protests draw determined crowd
... -Full Story- (Reuters - 17/08/14)

Pope warns Catholic clergy to be humble, not hypocrites
... -Full Story- (Reuters - 17/08/14)

Interview-“Muslims Pose A Threat In Sri Lanka”
Pranay Sharma Interviews Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara
Just like in Burma, the recent years have seen the unrest between the Buddhist majority and the Muslim minority on the upswing in Sri Lanka. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara, general secr­etary of the Sri Lankan ultra-nationalist Buddhist organisation Bodu Bala Sena (BBS)—Sinhalese for Buddhist Power Force—actually claims to perceive an international Islamic conspiracy that aims at marginalising the Buddhists in Sri Lanka. He believes his organisation can unite all the Buddhists of the island and turn them into a nationalist force, thus countering this ‘foreseen’ Islamic threat.... -Full Story-
(outlookindia.com - 17/08/14)

India to Restore Rail Link to Jaffna by Mid-Oct: Consul Gen
By P K Balachandran
COLOMBO: India will be fully restoring the Colombo-Jaffna rail link by mid-October this year, said S D Moorthy, the Indian Consul General in Jaffna, in his Independence Day address at the North Sri Lankan Tamil town.... -Full Story-
(newindianexpress.com - 17/08/14)

Cops Gone Wild
Paul Craig Roberts
Update: I have received four or five emails from readers who complain that the person in the photo is not the person who the cops murdered in Ferguson. They might be correct. If so, the lesson is that not even the American presstitute media’s photos are reliable. The photo that heads my article, Cops Gone Wild, allegedly is a photo taken in Ferguson during the daylight when another goon thug squad pointed their military weapons at point blank range at another black youth with his hands up. Whether or not the media photo was a correct... -Full Story-
(paulcraigroberts.org - 17/08/14)

Disunited Nations Organisation.
By Charles.S.Perera
United Nations Organisation ceased to exist the day George Bush with false evidence of  an imagined Iraq’s stock pile of weapons of mass destruction provided by the UK Prime Minister Tony Blair stepped over UN to wage a war against Sadam Hussain of Iraq. The President Barrack Obama  did nothing to revive the UNO after  the debacle of George Bush. He instead made UNO an unofficial  Agency of the US State Department  making a  puppet of its Secretary General. The President Barrack Obama who every one expected would change the aggressive United States foreign policy,  made it... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/14)

The freedom with which Sri Lanka’s Media denigrates Sinhala Buddhists
Shenali D Waduge
The freedom with which Sri Lanka’s Media denigrates Sinhala Buddhists §  There are accusations that there is no media freedom in Sri Lanka. §  There are accusations that the majority are discriminating the minorities in Sri Lanka. §  There are accusations that the minorities are unable to voice their views in Sri Lanka.  The following headlines are for readers to decide if this is the freedom that is claimed to be denied.  The below specimen samples are just but a handful of hundreds of other online and even print name calling.  Buddhist monks have... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/14)

Buddhists, victims of HATE SPEECH and Media manipulation
Shenali Waduge
They say you cannot fool the people all of the time and the recent announcement by a Minister who thinks he is doing a favour to those he closely associates with is like a blessing in disguise for the real victims of hate speech and the likelihood that it is going to boomerang on the very authors of the proposed hate speech legislation is something they have not yet taken into consideration. Almost 50 years ago the Press Commission Report of 1964 revealed some startling truths on the conduct of the Press and its manipulative activities, which... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/14)

OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka
 Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya, Melbourne Australia
UNOG-OHCHR The Chairman, Dear Sir/Madam Your mandated inquiry into alleged Human Rights Violations is for the period year 2002 to May 19th 2009. You have exceeded your authority by extending this period 15th of 2011, obviously your intention is to pry into internal affairs of Sri Lanka administration. It has been crystal clear since the conclusion of the brutal conflict in Sri Lanka all UN affiliated organizations have been parroting the concocted allegations against Sri Lanka word to word as they appear on the Tamilnet online forum!  Your obstinate decision without paying attention to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/14)

MH17 - We know with 99% certainty who shot down MH17
SAKER
Though we don-t have all the answers (yet), there is already a great deal of evidence out there about what happened (and did not happen) to MH17. Martin John sent me this very well-made summary of what is known at this time and I hope that you will find this synthesis interesting. A big thank you to Martin John for this very well-made video!... -Full Story-
(vineyardsaker.blogspot.co.uk - 15/08/14)

THE ROVING EYE-Vanishing point
By Pepe Escobar
First, passenger airliner MH370 vanished from Planet Earth. Then MH370 vanished from the news cycle. First, MH17 was shot down by "Putin-s missile" - as Planet Earth was told. Then MH17 vanished from the news cycle. Where-s Baudrillard when we need him? Had he been alive, the dervish of simulacra would have already deconstructed these two Malaysian planes as mirror images; from absolute vanishing to maximum exposure, then vanished again.... -Full Story-
(atimes.com - 15/08/14)

In response to the news bulletin of the 12th Augest 2014 under the caption "Buddhist extremists oppose Pope’s visit to Sri Lanka"
Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya, Melbourne
In response to the news bulletin of the 12th Augest 2014 under the caption "Buddhist extremists oppose Pope’s visit to Sri Lanka" I posted the following. http://www.ucanews.com/news/sri-lankan-buddhists-up-in-arms-over-papal-visit/71654 If the Holy See has been invited by the Government I don’t think non-Catholics have any objections to that. Buddhists are tolerant; they have been co-existing with all religious denominations in Peace and Harmony for many many years. Since of late it is becoming obvious that the minority religious groups have started to misappropriate the goodwill that existed between these two groups by capitalizing on the wrath that the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/14)

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංගේ දෙවන කෙටි කතා සංග්‍රහය ජොනතන් හාකර්ගේ මරණය ඇතුළු තවත් කෙටි කතා
මංජුල වෙඩිවර්ධන ඇන්සි ප්රංවශය.
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංගේ දෙවන කෙටි කතා සංග්‍රහය  ජොනතන් හාකර්ගේ මරණය ඇතුළු තවත් කෙටි කතා ගොඩගේ ප්‍රකාශකයන්   විසින්  මුද්‍රණද්වාරයෙන් එළි දක්වා තිබේ. මෙම කෙටි කතා සංග්‍රහය පෙරවදනක් සපයන මංජුල වෙඩිවර්ධන  මෙසේ අදහස් දක්වයි. .   රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග නම් වන දේශසීමා බිඳහෙලන චෙකොෆියානු සාහිත්යශකරුවා.  ස්වකීය  ෆ්රොවයිඩියානු සමාජ විශ්ලේෂණයන් යළි වරක් සාහිත්ය  සමාජය හමුවේ විනිෂ්චය පිණිස තබා ඇත.  පරිවර්ථනීය කෘතියක ධ්වනි නැංවෙන නාමයක් පෙරටුකොටගෙන ය.  « ජොනතන් හාකර්ගේ මරණය » කැටුවැවිත් සිංහලෙන් ජීවිතය ලිහා පහදන වෛද්යවරයා සිය වෘත්තියේ සිමා මායිම් පුළුල් වීමට සමාන්තරව සාහිත්යල භාවිතයද විස්තාරණය කර පෙන්වයි. එනයින් ගත් විට ඔහු සිය සාහිත්ය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/14)

What is love; “You just have to wait, love does not come easy.”
Dr Hector Perera             London
According to theoretical physicist and science writer, Jim Al-Khalili, ‘Love is chemistry’. Then he says, biologically, love is a powerful neurological condition like hunger or thirst, only more permanent. We talk about love being blind or unconditional, in the sense that we have no control over it. But then, that is not so surprising since love is basically chemistry. While lust is a temporary passionate sexual desire involving the increased release of chemicals such as testosterone and oestrogen, in true love, or attachment and bonding, the brain can release a whole set of chemicals: pheromones,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/14)

INVESTIGATE THE JVP DURING THE 1987 - 1992 PERIOD
Nalin de Silva Courtesy The Daily News
 The UNP, TNA, JVP and some other political parties are propagating various stories on Paranagama Commission that has been appointed to investigate into what happened during the humanitarian operations, especially with regard to those who disappeared and losses of property. The official terms of reference of the Commission may not be the same as above but essentially it has to look into the disappearances of individuals and property losses.  What is interesting is that there are not many complaints from Mannar area where Bishop Rayappu Joseph claims that there was a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/14)

Life Abroad - Part 91 ON HIS BIKE ALL THE WAY TO UK!
Dr.Tilak Fernando
Arthur L Alvis in his youth reached his 'dreamed land' (England) in 1954 converting his young and mighty calf muscle power into the pedals of a push (Raleigh) bicycle, which he used to boast about as energy generated out of 'Kiri Kos' (Jack curry) and 'Kurumba Londha' (Kernel of young coconuts)! Using his 2 HP calf muscle power, it took him over eighteen months to cross over fourteen man made frontiers from Colombo before he could reach England. It was a challenge and a dream he had to fulfill which became a fixation in his mind... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/14)

CNN Goldman Sachs & the Zio Matrix
Dr.David Duke
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(https:/youtube.com/ - 15/08/14)

In America, corporate’s are THE Government
Shenali D Waduge
It would be a shock to most Americans when eventually 300million people realize that they have been and are being fooled and manipulated. If anyone were to say “the US Government is run by Wall Street, mega corporations, their lobbyists and the super-rich” they are certainly not far from the truth. The knowledge of this should drive home why countries are being invaded and companies end up gaining the contracts while placing their own American soldiers in harms way. It should also make people begin to realize why freedom of speech, monitoring and surveillance systems through... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/08/14)

රාජිත සේනාරත්නගේ කෝටි සීයේ මාළු ලෑල්ල
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
විමල් වීරවංශ ඇමති වරයාගේ වෙබ් අඩවියට අනුව රාජිත, වාසු, ඩිලාන්, එස් බී, රාවුෆ් හා බතියුතීන් යන හය දෙනා විසින් බොදු බල සේනා බලවේගයට විරුද්ධව ක්‍රියා කිරීම සඳහා කැබිනට් උප කමිටුවක් පිහිටු වීමට යන බව එලි විය. කැබිනට් එකේ අගමැති ද ඇතුළු නොයෙක් ආකාරයේ තක තිරුවන් සිටිනා බව අපි දනිමු. නමුත් මෙසේ බොදු බල සේනාවට එරෙහිව කැබිනට් හතුරන් හය දෙනෙක් වෙනම කොටසක් වශයෙන් ක්‍රියාකිරීමට තීරණය කිරීමත් ඒ සඳහා ඉඩදී ජනාධිපති නිහඬව සිටීමත් කොසොල් රජතුමාගේ සීන දාසැය මතක් කර දේ. එවැනි ක්‍රියාවක් නැවැත්වීමට හැකියාවක් ජනාධිපතිට නැද්ද? එසේ නැත්නම් එය ජනාධිපති විසින් බළලුන් ලවා කොස් ඇට බා ගැනීමට කරන උත්සාහයක්ද?... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/08/14)

නියගය මහා සම්පතක් කර ගනිමු.
චන්දුසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි.
නියගය ජනතාවට මහා පීඩනයක් ගෙනදෙන බව අපි දනිමු. මේ පීඩනයට මුහුණ දීම‌ට මෙරට ජනතාවට වසරකට වරක් හෝ දෙවසරකට වරක් අනිවාරයෙන්ම සිදුවේ. මේ සිදුවීම නියගය බල පවත්වන ඒ ඒ පලාතරවල ජනතාව මත මහා පීඩනයක් ඇති කරන අතර, ඒ සමගම, රජය ඒ ඒ ජනතාවට සහන සැලසීමේ කටයුතු වල නියලේ. ඒ සමගම විපක්ෂය ජනතාවට, මේ පත්ව සිටින අර්බූදයෙන් ගලවා ගැනීමේ කටයුතුවල නියෙලෙනවා වෙනුවට, රජයට නියගයේ වරදද පවරමින් සිටී. නියගය යනු යලි නියගයක් සෑහෙන කාලයකට රටට උදා නොවීමට කටයුතු කල හැකි මහගු අවස්ථාවකි. මේ අවස්ථාවේදී රජය කල යුතු වන්නේ, සිය රාජ්ය බලය යොදා, වෙනත් ව්යාපෘතිවල ඇති මුදල් යොදා හෝ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/08/14)

World Fellowship of Buddhists Conference - Resolution to establish a Standing Committee on Animal Welfare
Senaka Weeraratna  (Hony. Secretary,German Dharmaduta Society)
The 27th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists will be held in Baoji, China from October 15 - 19, 2014. The German Dharmaduta Society being a Regional Centre will be proposing a Resolution to establish a Standing Committee on Animal Welfare at this Conference. The draft of the Resolution is attached for your information. The support of the other Regional Centres of the WFB is vital for the successful passage of this Resolution. Senaka Weeraratna (Hony. Secretary, German Dharmaduta Society) The 27th General Conference of the World... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/08/14)

Boeing-777 was downed by Ukrainian MiG-29, Romanian expert says
Lyuba Lulko Pravda.Ru
Thus, the Malaysian Boeing MH-17, according to the Romanian expert, was shot down from a gun of a MiG-29 aircraft, rather than a missile. Even air-to-air missiles, the expert says, R-60, for example, have a proximity fuse. In this case, fragments would fly 360 degrees around and strike the entire fuselage of the aircraft, not just the cockpit. In addition, air-to-air missiles are equipped with heat seekers that target the most heated part of the aircraft, i.e. the engines. The crashed Boeing had the cockpit destroyed. The death of the crew and the depressurization of the... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 14/08/14)

Questions for Navi Pillai’s unnamed International Probe Team and facts for intelligent mind searching, before coming to conclusions.
By Charles.S.Perera
 If they have no answers or if the answer is “no” to most of the questions, the team and the three advisors should resign if they have any self-respect, as there cannot be a probe against Sri Lanka Armed Forces if evidence presented to them are beyond reasonable doubt.    To be accused for a crime the crime should be pre-meditated , deliberate and intended.  The Sri Lanka Armed Forces were carrying out a “war” against terrorists who were not fighting according to  any convention, who had no human considerations. It was a terrorist war.  In such... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/08/14)

Some facts on Poaching by Tamil Nadu & Katchchativu for India and Sri Lanka to solve
Shenali D Waduge
When thousands of boats with GPS monitoring systems violate the International Maritime Border Line that divides Sri Lanka and India and Tamil Nadu crafts travel as far as Trincomalee and pilfer fish that belong to Sri Lanka’s fishermen where is the problem? Is the problem the arrest of Indian fishermen or the violation of internationally demarcated territorial waters and the poaching of fish? How have the arrest of Indian fishermen, the confiscation of their boats taken over the discussion focus when it is the violation of thousands of Indian shipping vessels looting fish and depriving the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/08/14)

YMMA DELEGATION MEETS PALESTINIAN AMBASSADOR
 I WAS IN ISRAELI JAIL FOR 11 YEARS AND MASTERED THE HEBREW LANGUAGE - Palestinian AmbassadorOn 12th August, 2014 a 5-Member Delegation from the National Council of YMMAs of Sri Lanka met the Palestinian Ambassador His Excellency Zuhair M.H. Dar Zeid at his Embassy. The Ambassador profusely thanked the people of Sri Lanka for the love displayed towards the Palestinians. The gifts and show of support, in spite of their difficulties, is bringing tears to his eyes. He further said that he too was in the Israeli prisons for no fault of his for nearly 11 years. During this period, he... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 13/08/14)

Indian Muslims must stand up to radical ideologies
Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has urged the likes of Syed Imam Bukhari and Zakir Naik to go to Iraq and preach peace to ISIS. Sri Sri is not only prodding them to take the responsibility of mitigating the sufferings in Iraq but also underlining that their brand of Islam runs the risk of encouraging ISIS-type of fanaticism in India.... -Full Story- (Deccan Herald - 13/08/14)

Obama’s war against Russia backfires
US President Barack Obama‘s war against Russia isn’t only causing Russia to cooperate more strongly with the other BRIC countries to break the US dollar’s reign as the global reserve currency, but it’s also causing Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s job-approval rating in Russia to soar, and the confidence that the Russian people have in their own Government to soar likewise.... -Full Story- (pakalertpress.com - 13/08/14)

US, NATO war crimes against thousands of Afghan civilians ignored - Amnesty
Apparent war crimes committed by US and NATO troops in Afghanistan have gone uninvestigated, leaving the families of thousands of the victims without justice, Amnesty International said in a new report. “Thousands of Afghans have been killed or injured by US forces since the invasion, but the victims and their families have little chance of redress. The US military justice system almost always fails to hold its soldiers accountable for unlawful killings and other abuses,” said Richard Bennett, Amnesty International’s Asia Pacific Director.... -Full Story- (rt.com - 12/08/14)

SOUTH ASIA’S FASTEST GROWING ECONOMY: A LOOK AT MODERN SRI LANKA WITH AMBASSADOR KARIYAWASAM
By Michael D. Mosettig  -Diplomatic Connections: September - October 2014
In a satellite photo of the Indian Ocean, the nation of Sri Lanka looks like a mere dot southeast of India. But to the extent that geography can be destiny, this nation of 21 million has a key position in international politics. More than two-thirds of the world’s petroleum pass through these waters, as does an increasing share of the Western world’s trade with a dynamic Asia. Sri Lanka is now the fastest growing economy in South Asia, but its path to recent prosperity has been anything but... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/08/14)

Bob Parry: US Intelligence Believes Ukraine Behind MH17 Shoot Down
Noted investigative journalist Bob Parry, who broke the original Iran-Contra scandal and now runs the consortiumnews.com website, has reported that US intelligence officials now believe that it was the Ukrainian government, and not the pro-Russian rebels, who shot down the MH17 flight on July 17. Parry wrote: "Contrary to the Obama administration-s public claims blaming eastern Ukrainian rebels and Russia for the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, some U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that the rebels and Russia were likely not at fault and that it appears Ukrainian government forces were to blame, according to a source briefed on... -Full Story- (larouchepac.com - 12/08/14)

Media Critiques-Malaysian press charges Ukraine government shot down MH 17
By Alex Lantier, OpEd News
An August 7 article in the New Straits Times, Malaysia-s flagship English-language newspaper, charged the US- and European-backed Ukrainian regime in Kiev with shooting down Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 in east Ukraine last month. Given the tightly controlled character of the Malaysian media, it appears that the accusation that Kiev shot down MH17 has the imprimatur of the Malaysian state.... -Full Story-
(axisoflogic.com - 12/08/14)

IS IT TIME FOR NEW UN CONVENTIONS OR A COMPLETELY NEW INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR THE 21 st CENTURY?
Dr D.Chandraratna, Perth
There is a dire need to revisit UN Conventions in the light of changing world conditions of the modern era. Be it refugees, humanitarian law, torture, friendly relations, human rights etc., the conditions of the modern world demand a revision of these Charters. There is a reason to take a dim view of the United Nations for the abject failings, which we are witnessing on a daily basis. Diplomacy has become a duplicitous activity suggesting an ominous meaning befitting the worst of interstate relations. The activities of foreign missions in Sri Lanka are beyond credulity and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/08/14)

බ්‍රිතාන්‍යයේ ටැක්සි ලංකාවේ සංචාරක කර්මාන්තයට තල්ලුවක් දෙයි
ජනක අලහප්පෙරුම ලන්ඩනයේ සිට
ලන්ඩනය, බර්මින්හැම් සහ මැන්චෙස්ටර් යන බ්‍රිතාන්‍යයේ ප්‍රධානම නගර තුනක ටැක්සි 300ක් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ අසිරිය විදහාපාන අලංකාර ඡායාරුප ප්‍රදර්ශනය කරමින් මෙරට සංචාරක කර්මාන්තය නගාසිටුවීමට ඉදිරිපත් වී තිබේ. ආර්ථික සංවර්ධන අමාත්‍යංශයේ මග පෙන්වීම යටතේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා සංචාරක ප්‍රවර්ධන කාර්යාංශය මෙහෙයවීමෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ සංචාරක කර්මාන්තය ලොව පුරා ප්‍රචලිත කිරීමේ ප්‍රචාරණ ක්‍රියාවලියේ මුල් පියවරක් ලෙස බ්‍රිතාන්‍යය, ප්‍රංශය, ජර්මනිය, ජපානය සහ කොරියාව යන රටවල සංචාරකයින් ආකර්ෂණය කර ගැනීමට ගත් පියවරක බ්‍රිතාන්‍යය ඉලක්ක කරමින් ගෙන යන ප්‍රචාරක කටයුත්තේ එක් අංගයක් ලෙස මෙය නම් කල හැකිය. මෙමගින් එංගලන්තයේ අනෙකුත් ප්‍රධාන නගරද ආවරණය වන පරිදි ලන්ඩනය, බර්මින්හැම් සහ මැන්චෙස්ටර් යන නගර මුල්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/08/14)

Time to stop foreign diplomatic corps involvement in local politics
S. Akurugoda
 According to media reports, a tense situation prevailed at a meeting organized by a NGO named, “Right to Life Human Rights Centre” involving families of disappeared persons from the North and representatives from US, France, Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland missions in Colombo, when, another NGO, the “Dead and Missing Person's Parents Front", had sought access to the meeting, demanding that their grievances be heard too. Later the US, France, Germany, Britain and Switzerland issued statements condemning the incident and demanding the government to enforce the rule of law. The external affairs ministry, in response,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/08/14)

Investigation against Sri Lanka: UNHRC & Navi Pillay cunningly exceeding mandate
Eric Perera Australia
A Letter of Protest to the OISL
Dear Sirs/madam, I am writing to record my protest against the continuing efforts of UNHCR (aka Navi Pallai ) at the behest of USA UK EU and selected others, making a mockery of the once respected body called the United Nations and its associated organisation. Hounding Sri Lanka without a strand of Factual Evidence on alleged War Crimes, after Sri Lanka restored peace and prosperity to its people by militarily defeating the most ruthless Terrorist Organisation (FBI Terminology) the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE). Is to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/08/14)

Indian Buddhist leader Dr. B. R. Ambedkar deserves to be honored with a commemorative Postage Stamp in Sri Lanka
By Senaka Weeraratna
The article appended below was first published in the Lankaweb, Asian Tribune and Daily News in January 2012. It has been re-published in the Ambedkar Times based in USA on August 06, 2014.  Though the Indian political scene has changed dramatically both nationally and particularly in Uttar Pradesh, the main assertion of the article that Dr.  Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, be given due recognition In Sri Lanka for the enormous contribution he has made for the revival of Buddhism in India following the footsteps of Anagarika Dharmapala,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/08/14)

ගී සිළුමිණ - Gee Silumina
Âsiri Bandara
සිංහල ගී කෙත සැරසූ ඔබ අප රසවිඳි අපූර්වතම හරවත් ගී සමුච්ඡයක රසය සහ ගීතයේ කතාව පිළිබඳව විවරණයක් සමඟින් ඔබට එම ගී තව තවත් සමීප කර වන්නට අපි ගන්න පුංචි උත්සාහයක් තමයි ගී සිළුමිණ.    මේ සඳහා දායක වන්නේ හෙළ ගී කෙත පෝෂණය කරන්නට තම නිර්මාන දායකත්වය නිර්ලෝභීව පුදන ගේය පද රචක සහ කාව්‍යය රචක ලන්ඩන් විහාර වාසී පූජ්‍යය කෝන්වැවේ අරියරතන ස්වාමින් වහන්සේ.    මුල්ම ගීය උතුම් මව් පදවිය වෙනුවෙන් අප වෙන් කළා. මෙය රස විඳ කරුණාකර ඔබේ අදහස් අපට දන්වන්න. කරුණාකර මුහුණු පොතේ අපේ පිටුවට පිවිසෙන්න ඒ වගේම යාළුවන් අතරේ බෙදා හරින්න අමතක කරන්න එපා. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/08/14)

Sri Lankan Film With You, Without You Pulled Out of Chennai Theatres
Indo-Asian News Service
Critically acclaimed Sri Lankan film With You, Without You by filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage was pulled out from theatres here on Saturday following protests and threats from Tamil fringe groups. The film released in select cities in the country via PVR Director-s Rare Friday.... -Full Story-
(movies.ndtv.com - 11/08/14)

‘Hate, censorship are political tools of suppression’
Sudhish Kamath
Interview with Sri Lankan auteur Prasanna Vithanage on his film With You, Without You Just last week, 52-year-old Sri Lankan auteur Prasanna Vithanage was excited about his critically acclaimed romance drama With You, Without You finding a nationwide release in India through PVR’s banner for indie films, Director’s Rare... -Full Story-
(thehindu.com - 11/08/14)

“Support MH17 Truth”: OSCE Monitors Identify “Shrapnel and Machine Gun-Like Holes” indicating Shelling. No Evidence of a Missile Attack. Shot Down by a Military Aircraft?

It is worth noting that the initial statements by OSCE observers (July 31) broadly confirm the findings of Peter Haisenko:The monitoring OSCE team has not found evidence of a missile fired from the ground as conveyed by official White House statements. As we recall, the US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power stated –pointing a finger at Russia– that the Malaysian MH17 plane was “likely downed by a surface-to-air missile operated from a separatist-held location”... -Full Story- (pakalertpress.com - 11/08/14)

Vladimir Putin Exposes the ‘New World Order’
pakalertpress.com
I was able to watch this through, and it was worth it to see some of the faces of the people in the audience, most notably Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton (I think), and best of all Senator Joseph Lieberman. Putin told the whole world what has been going on, and I doubt he would have said anything if they didn’t have the situation well under control.... -Full Story-
(pakalertpress.com - 11/08/14)

Investigation against Sri Lanka: UNHRC & Navi Pillay cunningly exceeding mandate
Shenali D Waduge
What started out as the world’s indignation against Sri Lanka for the events that took place during the last three months of the war has changed leaps and bounds with each successive resolution being passed by same camps of nation. With the obvious lack of any credible proof to nail Sri Lanka the next option has been to include items that could easily have been dealt with at the Universal Periodic Review. The Resolutions passed since 2009 have had nothing to do with the war, the last phase of the war or even cared about the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/08/14)

Book 'Expressions of Christianity With a focus on India'
Expressions of Christianity with a Focus on India by Parameswaran
Author: Vivekananda Kendra Prakashan Trust (Chennai, India) Publisher: Chennai : Vivekananda Kendra Prakashan Trust, [2007] Edition/Format:  Book : English ............................................................. http://www.worldcat.org/title/expressions-of-christianity-with-a-focus-on-india/oclc/232358307 Our Price: $33.95 USD Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days ProductID: 23599 - Paperback - 600 Pages (Year: 2007) Vivekananda Kendra Prakashan Trust /Suruchi ~ ISBN: 8189248847 Indiaclub.com Description of Book Though claiming to act from and for “the love of Jesus,” Christianity has brought suffering and destruction to individuals, communities and cultures... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/08/14)

Repression of Buddhism in Sri Lanka by the Portuguese (1505 - 1658)
By Senaka Weeraratna (June 12, 2005)
This essay is based on research and examination of the writings of eminent historians and commentators, including both Portuguese and Sri Lankan, and Sinhalese historical chronicles such as the C&363;lavamsa and R&257;j&257;valiya.... -Full Story- (vgweb.org - 10/08/14)

Repression of Buddhism in Sri Lanka by the Portuguese (1505 - 1658)
By Senaka Weeraratna (June 12, 2005)
This essay is based on research and examination of the writings of eminent historians and commentators, including both Portuguese and Sri Lankan, and Sinhalese historical chronicles such as the C&363;lavamsa and R&257;j&257;valiya.... -Full Story- (vgweb.org - 10/08/14)

Malaysian press charges Ukraine government shot down MH 17
By Alex Lantier
A Thursday article in the New Straits Times, Malaysia-s flagship English-language newspaper, charged the US- and European-backed Ukrainian regime in Kiev with shooting down Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 in east Ukraine last month. Given the tightly controlled character of the Malaysian media, it appears that the accusation that Kiev shot down MH17 has the imprimatur of the Malaysian state.... -Full Story-
(opednews.com - 10/08/14)

Ron Paul: US "likely hiding truth" on downed Malaysian Flight MH17
RT
Former Congressman Ron Paul said the US knows ‘more than it is telling’ about the Malaysian aircraft that crashed in eastern Ukraine last month, killing 298 people on board and seriously damaging US-Russian relations in the process. In an effort to inject some balance of opinion, not to mention pure sanity, into the ongoing debate over what happened to Malaysian Flight MH17, Ron Paul is convinced the US government is withholding information on the catastrophe.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 10/08/14)

Need for Sri Lanka to realign to the Right Livelihood in Buddhism
Shenali D Waduge
Buddhism has been the chosen religion by Sri Lanka’s rulers since Buddhism was first brought to Sri Lanka by royal invitation during the reign of King Devanampiyatissa. Over 180 Sinhala Buddhist kings led Sri Lanka following the precepts of Buddhism and the dasa raja dharma. Natives too including Buddhists and non-Buddhists followed the precepts of Buddhism. There is little anyone can argue against a philosophy/religion that asks its followers to be compassionate human beings. There is little anyone can object to when Buddha asks not to cause harm to all living beings. The moral restraints enshrined... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/08/14)

UN FLOUTS PRINCIPLES OF JUSTICE - Sri Lankan President
Courtesy The Daily News
'Leads to complete loss of faith and trust in international system of justice'
'Development program founded on principles of sustainable development'
We are witnessing today far too many instances of the deliberate, even arrogant violation of fundamental principle of justice and the rule of law by some agencies within and outside the United Nations. This situation also can be seen to impact on matters relating to environment and sustainable development, especially in the areas of climate change and sustainable use of natural resources, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The President made this observation while... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/08/14)

Indo-Lanka ties and TN buffoonery
Janaka Perera
 Learning from the experience of the furor over the allegedly controversial Jayalalitha-Modi article in the Sri Lanka Defence Ministry website Sri Lankans need to have broader perspective of the unenviable position in which successive Indian central governments have been placed vis-à-vis Tamil Nadu.  Today Delhi’s dependence on TN may be far less compared to the way the former Congress Government became a hostage of Tamil Nadu racists over the Sri Lankan Tamil issue. Nevertheless the complexity of Indian politics is such that understanding the situation is no easy task for the outsider.  Since the time the Tigers... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/14)

Future of Indo-Lanka Ties depends on balancing the not-so-friendly past and troublesome players
Shenali D Waduge
The renewed ties between India and Sri Lanka while being welcomed cannot exclude or overlook some harsh realities. At the background of these realities are some painful facts yet the common factors if given due deliberation should ideally place Indo-Lanka talks on the proper pedestal important enough to not only establish clear ground rules but demarcate clearly where lines are to be drawn. While at the forefront of the discussion it must be reiterated that the balkanization of India is not a matter that India can ignore. This balkanization is part and parcel of the imperial... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/14)

NATO is desperate for war
By Pepe Escobar
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is desperate; it is itching for a war in battlefield Ukraine at any cost. Let-s start with Pentagon supremo, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who has waxed lyrical over the Russian Bear-s "threat": "When you see the build-up of Russian troops and the sophistication of those troops, the training of those troops, the heavy military equipment that-s being put along that border,... -Full Story-
(atimes.com - 08/08/14)

INDIAN WINDS OF CHANGE blowing softly across SAARC
H. L. D. Mahindapala
After the UNHRC passed resolution A/HRC/25/1 in March 2014, insisting on a UN investigation confined ONLY to the last five months of the 33-year-old war - a bizarre time-frame to evaluate any war in recorded history - the anti-Sri Lankan lobby were cock-a-hoop celebrating the upper hand gained by the West to dictate its terms and conditions to Sri Lanka. With this country specific resolution steered by America, the West concluded arrogantly that they had finally pushed Sri Lanka into a tight corner with hardly any room to manoeuvre. NGOs too joined the Western chorus,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/14)

In Memory of one of the finest soldiers of Mother Lanka -Lt Gen Denzil Kobbekaduwa
Ranjith Soysa
 “When you are inspired by some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds.. Your mind transcends limitations. “ Patanjali  Lt Gen Denzil Kobbekaduwa ‘s life was snatched away on 8th August 1992 leaving ever grateful millions of Sri Lankas in tears. He was a gentle soldier who led his team tactfully and bravely infusing confidence and inspiration to all who came into contact with him. The strategy and tactics he employed in the battlefield are legendary in that maximum results were achieved with the minimum use of resources causing least dislocation to the civilians.  The recapture... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/14)

May he be remembered with Dignity!
To the attention of
The Honorable President of Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka,
Honorable Defence Secretary, Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa,
Dear Sirs, These are the opening words of a memorial article written on this gallant soldier as appeared in a daily newspaper on his death anniversary 7th of August 2014 in Sri Lanka. “A hero is a great warrior or man of noble qualities and great achievements. Lieutenant General Denzil Lakshman Kobbekaduwa was both of these. He was beloved by his men, respected by his colleagues and loved by the people. Unfortunately, the powers that be, not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/14)

Unintended consequences: Sanctions on Russia hurt US dollar dominance
RT
The US-led sanctions against Russia may have backfired on the US because it threatens to “hasten a move away from the dollar that’s been stirring since the global financial crisis [in 2008],” Rachel Evans at Bloomberg wrote. In an unexpected turn of events, Hong Kong’s central bank has bought more than $9.5 billion since the start of July “to prevent its currency from rallying as the sanctions stoked speculation of an influx of Russian cash,” she noted.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 08/08/14)

Putin says world must remember lessons of past wars
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has condemned political ambitions that threatened peace in Europe during the First World War, saying the international community should learn the lesson from the deadly conflict.... -Full Story- (pakalertpress.com - 08/08/14)

Vladimir Putin signs historic $20bn oil deal with Iran to bypass Western sanctions
Five-year accord will see Russia help Iran organise oil sales, but government denies it has violated international obligations Vladimir Putin has agreed a $20bn (£11.8bn) trade deal with Iran that will see Russia sidestep Western sanctions on its energy sector.... -Full Story- (pakalertpress.com - 08/08/14)

DR CHRIS NONIS WITH NOBEL LAUREATE AMARTYA SEN
MEDIA RELEASE -Sri Lanka High Commission London
Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998 for his work in welfare economics and  has made contributions to welfare economics, social choice theory, economic and social justice, economic theories of famines, and indices of the measure of well-being of citizens of developing countries. Dr Chris Nonis and Professor Amartya Sen also both sit on the International Advisory Council of Asia House, a leading centre for expertise on Asia in London.    ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/14)

APOLOGIZE, ON RULE OF LAW ISSUE
Courtesy The Daily News
Sri Lanka ranks first in South Asia in the Rule of Law Index according to the World Justice Project (WJP) report. The compilation was released recently under patronage of the WJP which has among its most distinguished elders in charge, former US President Jimmy Carter, Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, and former US Secretary of State Madeline Albright. If these worthies in effect think that there is superior Rule of Law in this country by contrast to India or Pakistan, then where is the much touted Rule of Law problem that we are supposed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/14)

The EU must support food sectors affected by Russian trade ban
By Richard Halleron
Let’s be clear about this: the European Union helped cause the current outbreak of ‘trade embargo’ related hostilities between Russia and the ‘West’, given its enthusiasm to sign a trade deal with the former administration in Ukraine 12 months ago. And if the EU is part of the problem, then it must be part of the solution.... -Full Story-
(agriland.ie - 08/08/14)

Moscow’s food ban could cost EU $16bn, spark crisis in Europe
... -Full Story- (rt.com - 08/08/14)

Will Putin Realize That Russia Holds The Cards?
Paul Craig Roberts
... -Full Story-
(pakalertpress.com - 08/08/14)

UNCOMMON CANDIDATE FOR TWENTIES
Nalin de Silva Courtesy The Daily News
 The single issue common candidate for the Presidential Elections in 2014 was a non issue from the very beginning. What is not realised by the pundits is that an executive president on his/her own cannot change the constitution. It is the Legislature and not the executive president that possesses the mechanism to change the constitution. However much the executive president may be powerful, it is the Legislature that can change the constitution including abolition of executive presidency.  The opposition was seeking a so called common candidate to abolish the executive presidency as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/14)

A response to K.Vigneswaran - "Full implementation of 13 - A"
By Neville Ladduwahetty
THE ISLAND - August 6, 2014  http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=107986 August 5, 2014, 7:25 pm Dr. K. Vigneswaran’s (KV) response (The Island, July 28, 2014) to my article of June 9, 2014 titled "India’s call for full implementation of 13-A" has been given a different title: "Full implementation of 13-A". The difference between them says it all. My article was addressed specifically to India, and was intended to bring to the attention of the new administration of India under Prime Minister Modi, the factual situation regarding 13-A. On the other hand, KV has indulged in a comparative presentation of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/14)

Dr. Ananda Guruge – His Passing Away is a loss to our Nation of an Exceptional Patriot and An Outstanding Buddhist Scholar.
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
HIS CONVOCATION ADDRESS Concluding his exceptional Convocation Address at the University of Ruhuna on October 25, 2004, the late Dr. Ananda Guruge said “Born in a family hailing from the border of Agaliya and Akuretiya in rural Baddegama, I was blessed with an education which I received from my parents, my teachers in my schools and University and supplemented diligently with my lifelong devotion to learning, I am proud to say, “I am entirely made in Sri Lanka.” In a career of over half a century, I have achieved much in several fields of activity. I... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/14)

Life Abroad - Part 90 -'Life abroad' ends up in a Police Cell!
Dr. Tilak Fernando
Today's column is dedicated to three helpless Sri Lankan workers who are stranded and marooned in a foreign land where despite voluntary attempts to rescue them have not been successful up to the time of this column goes to print. The foreign exchange revenue remitted to the country by Sri Lankan workers from foreign countries at present is considered as 'gold dust, as such transmittals are making a good impact to boost the Sri Lankan economy, which is accepted publicly, being a new trend and a novel commodity which has added to other forms... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/14)

DIPLOMATS, STAY CLEAR OF NGO HATE
Courtesy The Daily News
Our front page story today reproduces an External Affairs Ministry Press Release which states that personnel in foreign diplomatic missions should be mindful of local sensitivities when participating in certain types of events. This is certainly true -- and in some cases impinges on what can loosely be called diplomatic license. Diplomatic missions by virtue of their existence alone are not entitled to intervene in anything and everything that happens in a host country. There is no freedom of the wild ass to do that! This is particularly true when there are issues that the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/14)

Evidence Is Now Conclusive: Two Ukrainian Government Fighter-Jets Shot Down Malaysian Airlines MH17. It was Not a ‘Buk’ Surface to Air Missile
By Eric Zuesse Global Research, August 04, 2014
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(globalresearch.ca - 07/08/14)

You wanna be Uncle Sam-s bitch? Pay the price!
There is a basic rule which every Russian kid learns in school, in street fights, in the military or elsewhere: never promise and never threaten - just act. Unlike western politicians who spent months threatening sanctions, the all the Russians did was to say, rather vaguely, that they reserve the right to reply. And then, BANG!, this wide and far-reaching embargo which, unlike the western sanctions, will have a major impact on the West, but even much more so on Russia (more about that in an instant). This "no words & only action" tactic is designed to maximize deterrence of... -Full Story- (vineyardsaker.blogspot.co.uk - 07/08/14)

Russian oil giant gives a glimpse of the end of the petro-dollar with Yuan bond
... -Full Story- (examiner.com - 07/08/14)

Wall Street finishes in the red as Russia retaliates; 21st Century Fox climbs
... -Full Story- (proactiveinvestors.com - 07/08/14)

Russia retaliates against sanctions with ban on Western food imports
... -Full Story- (scmp.com - 07/08/14)

Russia imposes sanctions on Australian beef, dairy, fruit and vegetables
... -Full Story- (smh.com.au - 07/08/14)

Ukraine crisis threatens EU recovery, says ECB
... -Full Story- (thepeninsulaqatar.com - 07/08/14)

Love letter.
By Charles.S.Perera
 A letter is a written message to a person or other.  It could be an indignant message  or a dignified message.  Love is an adjective which expresses great sentiment of affection. It could mean attachment to a person or could  as well mean sexual intercourse-to make love.  It also has more human connotations such as  liking some one, devotion  to a mother or a teacher or  protection as for a child or a wife.  Spiritually it means loving kindness- a love which is generous  without expecting or demanding any thing in return.  A love letter is a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/14)

India's fishermen in Sri Lanka –Searches for practical solutions
By Wendell W Solomons
An Indian newspaper published a report by P K Balachandran. The veteran reporter was discussing in the “New Indian Express” of August 2nd an article placed at a Sri Lankan government website. He found the article ridiculed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. By association this ridicule extended northward to Indian’s PM N. Modi.  The article had been authored by well-known Sri Lankan journalist Shenali Waduge but its intent had been skewed by a cartoon. The illustration carried the article away in a controversial and small-minded direction. The cartoon by a light-hearted artist may not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/14)

Storm in a Tea cup – India looks ridiculous in its over-the-top reaction to an article by a Sri Lankan writer
By Supun Mudalige
In today’s highly monitored international scene a country, big or small, is judged by the way it conducts itself. To make a mountain out of a molehill or create a storm in a tea cup i.e. getting very angry orworried about something that is not really that important would reveal a state of mind that reflects poorly either on the individual or even a Government of a country.  The Government of India is now unfortunately placed in such a situation, partly due to circumstances beyond its control.   India will look back and regret in hindsight for the manner in which a very unimportant matter has been handled and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/14)

VISIT TO THE ISLAND OF PARADISE – SRILANKA
By Kanthar P Balanathan, Melbourne
I and my wife decided to visit SriLanka (SL) after 31+ years as the situation in SL improved tremendously under the leadership of THE STATESMAN HE Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of SriLanka. We flew on the 7th July 2014 to SL, arrived on the 8th July at Colombo airport. We were astonished to see the airport development which is of western standard. As I walked to the immigration, I stood in the queue, an officer courteously asked me to go to another free counter, which had two passengers. The immigration officer was quite pleasant,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/14)

Lanka BPO Academy Students Graduate at BMICH
Press Release - Lanka BPO Academy
 Lanka BPO Academy recently conducted its Annual Awarding Ceremony to felicitate its graduating students. The event held at BMICH, where the Chief Guest was Dr Sunil Jayantha Nawaratne, Secretary to the Ministry of Higher Education. Lanka BPO Academy is an entity dedicated to develop human capital in Sri Lanka, especially focusing on the outsourcing sector. It has collaborated with many international and local partners to deliver various training programs of global standards, to enhance skill levels of individuals and organizations. At the Ceremony, students finishing up programs in Finance & Accounting, Marketing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/14)

MH17 Analysis
100 years ago there was a shooting in Sarajevo. Historians credit this act of violence as being the trigger event for the First World War. It is possible future historians will look back at the shootdown of MH17 as the trigger event for the Last World War.... -Full Story- (https:/docs.google.com/ - 06/08/14)

Islamic Genocide of Buddhists
(This is direct translation of former Burmese Immigration Officer Maung Maung’s article.)
If you are one of those activists who are now wildly hollering on the World Wide Web for the human rights of so-called Rohingyas without really knowing the facts I would like to ask you to take your Rohingyas into your homes.... -Full Story-
(hlaoo1980.blogspot.co.uk - 06/08/14)

Times of Israel Article: “When Genocide is Permissible” – Just a Little Too Honest
... -Full Story- (pakalertpress.com - 06/08/14)

Russia Prepares Large-Scale Invasion: “Battle-ready Force of Infantry, Armor, Artillery, and Air Defense
A massive buildup on the Ukrainian border in the last 48 hours has seen Russia double its troop levels with 17 additional battalions and has left Western leaders trying to figure out what President Vladimir Putin is planning to do next.... -Full Story- (pakalertpress.com - 06/08/14)

Evidence Conclusive: Ukraine Military Shot Down MH17 In False Flag Operation
by Michael Thomas
US And Ukraine Fabricated Evidence To Blame Russia And The Rebels There is now a growing body of irrefutable evidence which points directly to the MH17 shoot down being a classic false flag operation. Whereas the Ukraine government and military executed this cold-blooded murder of innocent civilians, most likely under the direct supervision of the CIA, the US and UK governments have been implementing the non-stop coverup and false flag operation.... -Full Story-
(storyleak.com - 06/08/14)

Russia Is Ready For War
Christopher Granger
Once again Russian President Vladimir Putin has increased his forces of ground troops to 20,000. Which makes up to around 17 battalions and along with the increase of men there are now 14 surface-to-air missile units. There is now some 30 artillery batteries also along the border between Russia and the Ukraine. The increase in Russia-s military along the border came with the continued defeats of the rebel separatists that have been fighting the Ukrainian government for the last four months. It is believed that if the rebels fall then Russia will cross the border to continue the... -Full Story-
(examiner.com - 06/08/14)

Evidence Is Now Conclusive: Two Ukrainian Government Fighter-Jets Shot Down Malaysian Airlines MH17. It was Not a ‘Buk’ Surface to Air Missile
By Eric Zuesse
“Contrary to the Obama administration’s public claims blaming eastern Ukrainian rebels and Russia for the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, some U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that the rebels and Russia were likely not at fault and that it appears Ukrainian government forces were to blame, according to a source briefed on these findings. This judgment — at odds with what President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have expressed publicly — is based largely on the absence of U.S. government evidence that Russia supplied the rebels with a Buk anti-aircraft missile system that... -Full Story-
(globalresearch.ca - 06/08/14)

WHO’S AFRAID OF THE COMMON CANDIDATE?
 BY GOMIN DAYASRI
 An election result divulges the northern mind more than a thousand words spoken. The North voted overwhelmingly for the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army as against the Commander-in –Chief at the last Presidential Election-both war heroes disliked in the North. That indicates the north will swing for ‘anybody but Mahinda Rajapakse’- thrust TNA desire.  At the 2013 Provincial Council election 65% of the 719477 registered voters puffed TNA to a sprawling vote of 78.8% of the total polled - aggregating to 353595 votes as against 82838 (18.3%) for the Government. A handy majority of 270659... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/14)

Love and Sex of Tamil Nadu Chief Ministers
C. Wijeyawickrema
Much ado about nothing!
  Villagers call it kenda kanda karagena natanavaa or making a fart a sound of a gun-shot. Could it be possible that Jayalalitha (JL) got so upset when a cartoon suggested that she was thinking of making a love to Narendra Modi? Yes, the title of the letter said writing love letters, but is she not over 65 yrs old not to get so upset about the word love or a picture of a heart, an organ pumping blood? When Mervin Silva an old man married to a Muslim woman wanted to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/14)

India & Tamil Nadu’s reaction to an article speaks volumes
THUSHARA AMARAWEERA SRI LANKA
Cartoons about world leaders and politicians are many. Articles against world leaders and politicians are many. Have world leaders and politicians ever reacted like India and Tamil Nadu politicians are currently doing? Most certainly not. It should be an embarrassment to the entirety of India to have behaved in such a manner and it is not the Sri Lankan Government that should be apologizing it is India. Firstly, how many of those blowing hot and cold have actually read the article?  Having read the article, all that can be left to say is that it... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/14)

MINDFULNESS: A SECULARIZED BUDDHIST PRACTICE IN THE WEST
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
 Mindfulness is a technique that is integral to the Teachings of the Buddha. It is the seventh element of the Noble Eightfold Path which encapsulates the principal teachings of the Buddha.Mindfulness or ‘sati’ is a whole-body-and-mind awareness of the present moment. It is awareness of body, feelings, thoughts and phenomena that affect the body and mind. It is the detached observation of what is happening within us and around us in the present moment. Being fully mindful means being fully attentive to everything as-it-is, not reacting to or generating thoughts on what one experiences at the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/14)

‘Against Belief’: Mindfulness Meditation (satipatthana bhavana) as Empirical Method
Sugunasiri, Suwanda H.J
Establishing of Mindfulness (satipaññhàna ) is the methodology specifically developed by the Buddha towards Nibbàna. Taking the very small opening segment – Mindfulness of Breathing, of this Discourse, this paper explores its methodology, not however as a spiritual activity but as a scientific method to arrive at knowledge empirically. The opening descriptive, and critical study, is followed by a discussion of a few related theoretical and practical issues. As part of the former is introduced the concept of ‘psycheme’, and regarding the latter, a few thoughts regarding the usefulness of the method for the western scientist... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/14)

“Intelligent American” Is An Oxymoron-Obama’s White House Press Conference
By Paul Craig Roberts
I just heard on National Public Radio two things that have totally destroyed what tiny bit of belief I still had in American leadership. I have concluded that the term “intelligent American” is an oxymoron. American elites have decided that Americans are not sufficiently threatened by war and economic chaos, so they are bringing the ebola virus to America. National Public Radio reported that two people infected with the ebola virus, which cannot be cured and is usually deadly, are being brought to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.... -Full Story-
(informationclearinghouse.info - 05/08/14)

Russia responds to US and EU sanctions and accusations
Pravda
On Saturday, the Russian Foreign Ministry responded to the accusations from the White House spokesman, who said that Putin and the Russians were "guilty" of the crash of the Malaysian Boeing 777 in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the current events in Ukraine are an "internal conflict." However, "the Obama administration is partially responsible for its dire consequences."... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 04/08/14)

Revelations of German Pilot: Shocking Analysis of the “Shooting Down” of Malaysian MH17. “Aircraft Was Not Hit by a Missile”
By Peter Haisenko
First, I was amazed at how few photos can be found from the wreckage with Google. All are in low resolution, except one: The fragment of the cockpit below the window on the pilots side. This image, however, is shocking. In Washington, you can now hear views expressed of a “potentially tragic error / accident” regarding MH 017. Given this particular cockpit image it does not surprise me at all.... -Full Story-
(globalresearch.ca - 04/08/14)

U.S. Holds the World Record of Killings of Innocent Civilians
Interview with Prof. John McMurtry
A world-renowned Canadian philosopher argues that the United States holds the world record of illegal killings of unarmed civilians and extrajudicial detention and torturing of prisoners who are detained without trial. Prof. John McMurtry says that the U.S. government is a gigantic mass-murdering machine which earns profit through waging wars, and is never held accountable over its unspeakable war crimes and crimes against humanity. He also believes that the U.S. has become a police state, which treats its citizens in the most derogatory manner.... -Full Story-
(globalresearch.ca - 03/08/14)

SRI LANKA asks: Is the ITAK Constitution Federal or Confederal?
Shenali D Waduge
With the conclusive end to LTTE terror another obstacle has emerged. Shrouded in secrecy and hidden by verbal statements, there is an underlying need to make clear and establish what the ITAK Constitution is aiming to achieve. Though ITAK is using the English term ‘Federal’ what the general public and the Sri Lankan Government need to direct attention to is the 2008 amended Constitution of the ITAK – Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchchi. While implying it is for a federal solution, is the ITAK aiming for a confederal solution which is what ITAK’s amended constitution relates to.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/14)

PTSD in the Soviet Union
Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991, governed as a single-party state by the Communist Party with Moscow as its capital (Roseberry,1997). During the period of its existence, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was by area the world’s largest country. It was also one of the most diverse, with more than 100 distinct nationalities living within its borders (Dewdney, 2014). Politically the USSR was divided in to 15 union republics. The Union Republics of the Soviet Union were ethnically... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/14)

Electric hobs release fewer unhealthy fumes when frying steak than frying with gas.
Dr Hector Perera     London
The aroma of seared meat as your pan-fried steak is prepared may set your taste buds tingling but it may also give the chef respiratory related problems, especially if they are using a gas cooker. Cooking fumes produced during high-temperature frying are already known to cause some respiratory and pulmonary related problems. In China, high lung cancer rates among chefs have been linked to the practice of tossing food in a wok, often in a confined space, which increases the concentration of hot oil in the breathing zone of the cook. The International Agency for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/14)

NO MAHAVAMSA, NO THERAVADA BUDDHISM
Nalin de Silva
 The most popular game among the pundits, not that they have contributed anything original to their subjects/fields/specialties, but they are somewhat read, so that they can quote from some book or the other or heard from somebody or other, who cannot think on their own, who are utterly incapable of going to the roots of a problem, but recognized among people like themselves as intellectuals, open minded, broad minded, balanced etc., is bashing and humiliating of Sinhala Buddhism, Sinhala Buddhists, Mahavamsa, Gemunu, etc. It is the Buddhist culture that is being attacked, as being broad minded... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/14)

This is the article that Ministry of Defence shameless tendered an "unqualified apology and remove from their website-How meaningful are Jayalalitha’s love letters to Narendra Modi?
Shenali D Waduge 
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned they say and that aptly puts to context the feelings of Jayalalitha towards Sri Lanka. But, the BJP high powered delegation led by Dr. Subramaniam Swamy who arrived in Sri Lanka at the invitation of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies recently made explicitly clear that Tamil Nadu would not come between Indo-Lanka relations and also thanked the Sri Lankan President for arresting but releasing the Indian fishermen while confiscating the boats. It was the boat owners that forced the Indian fishermen to poach into Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/14)

ISIS – CIA and the Muslim-Non-Muslim concerns
Shenali D Waduge
The general public had never heard of Al Qaeda or Osama bin Laden until 9/11. Thereafter, both names are honorably mentioned by every Western Government and blamed for every terrorist activity and has enabled a string of laws and regulations that keep all citizens under radar and surveillance – the excuse given is everything is being done in our best interest and of course national security. However, this has not stopped scores of other terror groups to emerge and their names quickly entered to the hall of shame terror lists of countries. The latest is another... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/08/14)

RESTORING THE NON-VIOLENT INDIGENOUS LIFESTYLE
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
FLESH EATERS SUPPORT KILLING  No mental or spiritual advancement is ever possible with the guilt of encouraging the slaughter of animals lingering in one’s mind. There cannot be kindness to animals without refraining from eating their flesh. Eating animal flesh, it is common knowledge, helps and encourages the slaughter of animals. Eating one or a few types of animals is as bad as eating any animal. No human dies of not eating animal flesh. No human weakens physically or mentally by not eating animal flesh. Will flesh-eaters ever realize the violence that is involved and entrenched... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/08/14)

මස් මුදලාලිලාට බුද්ධාගම භාර දෙන ලංකා මීට් හෙඩ්ස්
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
    පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී සර් ජෝන්ව කේන්ති ගැස්වීමට විජයානන්ද දහනායක නොයෙක් කතා කියන විට, සර් ජෝන් බොහෝ විට කෑ ගැසුවේ තෝව කනවා කියාය. එවිට දහනායක කියන්නේ ඔව් එතකොට බඩේ වත් මොළයක් තිබේවි කියාය. සර් ජෝන් වගෙ අයට ඇමෙරිකාවේ කියන්නේ මීට් හෙඩ්-- ඔළුවේ තියෙන්නේ හරක් මස්-- කියාය. ඊයේ මා දුටු රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහගේ වීඩියෝ එක අනුව මට සිතුනේ රනිල් ද මීට් හෙඩ් කෙනෙක් නොවේද කියාය.  ඒ කාරණා දෙකක් නිසාය. එකක් නම් බුද්ධාගම වෙනුවෙන් කිඹුල් කඳුළු හෙලූ ආකාරය නිසාය. ප්‍රේක්‍ෂකයාට තමා හෙලන්නේ බොරු කඳුළු බව තේරෙන බව නොතේරෙන්නේ මෝඩයෙකුටය. දෙවන කාරණය නම් තමාගේ කතාව නියමම මීටි හෙඩ් කෙනෙකු මත පදනම් කර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/08/14)

ගුරුවරිය දණගැස්වූ නඩුවේ ප‍්‍රධාන සක්‍ෂිකරුගේ මළ මිනිය ළිදක්තුල
පසුගිය කාලයේ මහත් ආන්දෝලනයට ලක්වූ පුත්තලම ආණමඩුව නවගත්තේගම ජාතික පාසලේ ගුරුවරියක් දණගැස්වූ සිද්ධියේ ඇසින් දුටු ප‍්‍රධාන සාක්‍ෂිකරුගේ මළ මිනිය ළිඳක් තුලින් අද දින හමු වී තිබේ. මෙම ගුරුවරිය දණගැස්වීමට සම්බන්ධ එක්සත් ජනතා නිදහස් සන්ධානයේ පළාත් සභා මන්ත‍්‍රීවරයා අධිකරණ තීන්දුවක් මතින් වරදකරු වූ අතර මොහුගේ මන්ත‍්‍රී ධූරයද මොහුට අහිමිවුනි. මෙවැනි වාතාවරණයක් තුල එම සිදුවීමට අදාල සාක්‍ෂිදුන් පුඤ්ඤසෝම නමැති පාසල අසල නිවසක සිටින පුද්ගලයාගේ මළ සිරුර මෙසේ ළිඳක් තුලින් හමුවීම සැකයට භාජනය වන බවත් එබැවින් මේ පිළිබඳව පරීක්‍ෂණයක් පවත්වා වහා රටට කරුණු එළිදරව් කළ යුතු බවත් ලංකා ගුරු සේවා සංගමයේ ප‍්‍රධාන ලේකම් මහින්ද ජයසිංහ සහෝදරයා පවසයි.... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 01/08/14)

THE ROVING EYE-Western plutocracy goes bear hunting
By Pepe Escobar
The post-Cold War status quo in Eastern Europe, not to mention in Western Europe, is now dead. For Western plutocracy, that 0.00001% at the top, the real Masters of the Universe, Russia is the ultimate prize; an immense treasure of natural resources, forests, pristine water, minerals, oil and gas. Enough to drive any NSA-to-CIA Orwellian/Panopticon war game to ecstasy. How to pounce and profit from such a formidable loot?... -Full Story-
(atimes.com - 01/08/14)

Rajiv Gandhi sent troops to Sri Lanka without Cabinet nod, claims Natwar
Singh said Rajiv Gandhi took the decision while he was in Colombo attending a reception given by then President J R Jayawardene. According to Singh, Jayawardene asked for troops because he feared a coup against him. By the time he and P V Narasimha Rao, who was also in Colombo found out, the order to send troops to Sri Lanka had already been given.... -Full Story- (Deccan Herald - 01/08/14)

Rajiv Gandhi didn-t consult even his cabinet on sending troops to Sri Lanka: Natwar Singh
By TNN
NEW DELHI: Estranged Gandhi family loyalist Natwar Singh has claimed that Rajiv Gandhi had sent troops to Sri Lanka without consulting his cabinet and the island nation-s ethnic issue was mishandled in a manner that led to the assassination of the former PM. In a television interview ahead of the release of his memoirs — " One Life is Not Enough: An Autobiography" — Singh said Gandhi decided to despatch Indian troops when he was with then ri Lankan president JR Jayewardene at the la ..... -Full Story-
(Times of India - 01/08/14)

‘Send her to Gaza’: Belgian doctor denies help to Jewish 90yo woman with fractured rib
RT
A doctor in Belgium has refused medical help to a 90-year-old Jewish woman with a fractured rib, saying that she needs to be sent to Gaza to “get rid of” the sharp pain she is suffering. “I’m not coming,” the physician said and hung up after receiving the call at 11pm Wednesday.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 01/08/14)

"Wrong time, altered images": Moscow slams Kiev-s MH17 satellite data
RT
Satellite images Kiev published as "proof" it didn-t deploy anti-aircraft batteries around the MH17 crash site carry altered time-stamps and are from days after the MH17 tragedy, the Russian Defense Ministry has revealed. The images, which Kiev claims were taken by its satellites at the same time as those taken by Russian satellites, are neither Ukrainian nor authentic, according to Moscow-s statement.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 01/08/14)

From Monkey Trial to Genocide by Germs
by Bhaskar Menon
In February 1925 the American state of Tennessee adopted legislation making it unlawful “to teach any theory that denies the story of divine creation as taught by the Bible and to teach instead that man was descended from a lower order of animals.” The American Civil Liberties Union responded with advertisements in Tennessee papers, offering to support anyone who would challenge the law in court, and a group of businessmen in Dayton, thinking of all the attention and visitors the case would draw to their drowsy town, put up a 24-year old science teacher and... -Full Story-
(vijayvaani.com - 01/08/14)


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