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News Archive for May 2019

ඉදිරියේදී සිදුවන්නේ කුමක්ද? ඒ සදහා අප සුදානම් විය යුත්තේ කෙසේද?
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි
සිරිසේනගේ දුෂිත පාලනය මේ රට ඉතිහාසයේ කිසිදා මුහුණ නොදුන් අවදානම් තත්වයකට, තල්ලු කර දමා හමාරය. බොරුව වංචාව හා දුෂණය පෙරටුකර ගත් පාලනය, මේවන විට සිරිසේනව ඉතිහාසයේ ඉතා අවදානම් තත්වයකට තල්ලුකර දමා ඇත. ඒ ඔහු විසින් මේ රටට සිදුකල මහා විනාශයට ඔහුට උරුම කර්මයේ පලයයි. අපට වැදගත් වනුයේ ඔහුට සිදුවන්නේ කුමක්ද යන්න නොව. මේ රටට සිදුවන්නට යන්නේ කුමක්ද යන ගැටලුවයි. ඇත්තටම ම්හු මේ රටට සිදුකලේ කුමක්ද? දැන් මේ රටට සිදුවන්නට යන්නේ කුමක්ද යන දෙකරුණ සම්බන්ධව නිසි අවබෝධයකින් තොරව කිසිදු කටයුත්තකට මෙරට ජනතාව අත ගැසිම නොකළ යුතුය. එසේ කිරීමට පෙර වරක් දෙවරක් නොව තෙවරක්ම සිතා බලා සැහැල්ලු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/19)

Public sector employees must wear saree: Public Admin Ministry
Dr Sarath obeysekera 
There should be more clarity in above ruling  Muslims and burger ladies may not wate sarees? Standards for the blouse whether sleeveless or sleeved , whether naval button can be seen or not , and “obe’ Theeraya” measurement by specifying width , front of the blouse to cover chest area and the back , etc etc Otherwise fashionable ladies may improvise saree to look more revealing and vulgar ? Dr Sarath obeysekera ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/19)

FEW HINTS FOR MY SRI LANKA CRICKET TEAM
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
My dearest Team By now you would have been inundated with advise, hints etc  by many. These are my  hints or pathways, take it or leave it: i.                  Never underestimate your opposing team; ii.                At the beginning of your innings, if you are successful in scoring couple of boundries or sixers, do not underestimate the Bowler or field placements; iii.             Refrain from playing your Shots assuming that the Bowler is silly; iv.            Remember there are 300 deliveries and  no hurry at... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/19)

පාස්කු සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් චෝදනා එල්ලවෙන සියලුදෙනාගේ වත්කම් බැරකම් පරීක්ෂා කරන්න ඕනේ. චෝදනා එල්ල වෙන බොහෝ දෙනෙක්ගේ වත්කම් බැරකම් මැතිවරණ කොමාසාරිස් ළග
අද (31) දින පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදු ජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව
අද (31) දින මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රොෂාන් රණසිංහ මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ඉන්දික අනුරුද්ධ මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රොෂාන් රණසිංහ මහතා තේරීම් කාරක සභාව පත්කරලා කරන්නෙත් කල්මැරීමක්. මේ වෙද්දි පොලීසිය මගින් රිෂාඩි බදියුදින් ඇමැතිවරයා ප්‍රශ්න කර අධිකරණයට කරුණු වාර්තා කළ යුතුයි. එවැනි ක්‍රියාදාමයකින් පමණයි සැකසහිත කාරණයක් තියෙනවා නම් රැදවුම් නියෝගයක්, බැංකු ගිණුම් විමර්ශනය කිරීමේ නියෝගයක් ගැනීමේ හැකියාව තියෙන්නේ. රිෂාඞ් බදියුදින් ඇමැතිවරයා සහ එතුමාට අයත් මුදල්, හිතමිත්‍රයින්ගේ ගිණුම්වල, ඥාතීන්ගේ ගිණුම්වල තියෙන මුදල් විශාල ප්‍රමාණයක් ආපසු මෙරටින් පිටමං කිරීම හෝ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/19)

සෞඛ්‍ය ඇමති ඉන්නේ රිෂාඩ්ගෙ සාක්කුවේ - එස්.බී.දිසානායක-Health Minister is in Rishad’s pocket – S.B. Dissanayake
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/ad8-1f6jviw... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/19)

GM fungus rapidly kills 99% of malaria mosquitoes, study suggests
By James GallagherHealth and science correspondent, BBC News
A fungus - genetically enhanced to produce spider toxin - can rapidly kill huge numbers of the mosquitoes that spread malaria, a study suggests. Trials, which took place in Burkina Faso, showed mosquito populations collapsed by 99% within 45 days. The researchers say their aim is not to make the insects extinct but to help stop the spread of malaria. The disease, which is spread when female mosquitoes drink blood, kills more than 400,000 people per year. Worldwide, there... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/19)

Sweet balancing skills!
Courtesy Sputnik
One man's morning commute included quite the spectacle in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, after he spotted a local pineapple salesman taking his job to the next level. According to the owner of the footage, the salesman is a normal passenger on the train and is always seen with a pineapple dish. However, on this particular day the man displayed a new talent by balancing the bowl of fresh fruit on his head while the train flew through the town. Let's hope these balancing skills translate to sales!  https://youtu.be/xYjVLOLGB9A... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/19)

Rising Threat of Radicalization in Kerala and Connections to Sri Lanka
By: Brian M. Perkins Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 17 Issue: 11
Aside from a branch of fighters in the restive region of Jammu and Kashmir, India has largely been spared violence at the hands of fighters belonging to, or aligned with, Islamic State (IS). Similarly, many of the once potent terrorist groups operating in India have largely been dismantled in recent years. The country does, however, have its fair share of IS sympathizers and individuals who have traveled abroad to fight alongside IS in Syria and Iraq. Indian security forces have mostly managed to foil attacks plotted by IS... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/19)

Don’t enter into any agreement with foreign countries in a manner foreign armed forces could enter Sri Lanka: Buddhist, Catholic leaders
J.A.L.Jayasinghe Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Chief prelates of the Malwatte and Asgiriya chapters and Colombo's Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith today called on the government to refrain from entering into any agreement with any foreign country in a manner foreign armed forces could enter Sri Lanka and set up camps in the country jeopardizing the people's sovereignty upheld by the Constitution. They also requested the government leaders to proscribe extremist organisations in order to bring in lasting peace in the country and implement one law in the country, without destabilizing it through harmful agreements with foreign countries,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/19)

Number of complaints soars to 377
Pushpakumara Jayarathne and Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The number of complaints received by the Kurunegala and Dambulla hospitals against Dr. Siyabdeen Mohamed Safi, who is alleged to have engaged in sterilisation surgeries, has reached 377 as at yesterday, the spokespersons of both hospitals revealed. While the Kurunegala Hospital has received 99 complaints yesterday, the Dambulla Hospital has received 42. The mothers who lodged the complaints are residents in Narammala, Kuliyapitiya, Gokarella, Polgahawela, Wellawa, Polpithigama, Barandana, Katupitiya, Mawathagama, Dambulla, Sigiriya and Galewela. (... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/19)

Wrongful to request list of informants for petty political gains: MR
Aneesha Manage Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today said it was absolutely wrong to request a list of intelligence service informants to fulfil petty political gains as it would jeopardise the national security of the country. Speaking at a public meeting held at the Carlton House in Tangalle, Mr. Rajapaksa said investigations into sensitive issues such as intelligence services should be done in a responsible manner. https://youtu.be/rWo33dhonFk “In order to find information, agents need to get into organisations. Any government does that, police do this, informants are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/19)

Dress code for Govt. employees
Hiran Priyankara Jayasinghe Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Ministry of Public Administration has made it compulsory for all female employees who work in government institutions, to wear a sari or an osari.  Male employees should wear a shirt and trousers, or national dress. It said in its circular to ministry secretaries, provincial chief secretaries and department heads, to make sure that the provisions of circular 2121/1 issued on April 29, 2019 and 2123/4 issued on May 13, 2019 should be strictly adhered to. The circular has also given guidelines for the dress code for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/19)

Bathiudeen No Confidence Motion: UPFA urge Nominal vote system
Courtesy Ceylon Today
The Joint Opposition has decided to request Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to hold a vote by name when the No Confidence Motion (NCM) against Minister of Industry and Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Co-operative Development and Vocational Training and Skills Development Rishad Bathiudeen is debated and taken to vote. UPFA Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila said he will make the request to the Speaker on 4 June as the public should know the decisions made by their representatives. He added that as opposed to the nominal vote system, in the case of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/19)

Demanding secret agents’ names for narrow political interests unacceptable - Mahinda
Courtesy Adaderana
Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa says that it is improper to inquire the names of secret agents of state intelligence services to fulfil narrow political interests.He stated this addressing a public meeting held in Tangalle last evening (31). https://youtu.be/it8LpxX1_KQ The Opposition Leader said that any government have their own secret agents placed at certain organizations, however, it is improper to ask for their names for the sake of political interests and to sling mud at others. He added that issues concerning national security were resulted due to such... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/19)

AG seeks fuller bench to hear petition against IGP and fmr. Defence Secretary
Courtesy Adaderana
The Attorney General’s Department has requested the Supreme Court for a fuller bench to consider the Fundamental Rights petition against the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the former Defence Secretary. The FR petition has been filed against former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujith Jayasundara for allegedly failing to act on prior information pertaining to the Easter Sunday terror attacks. The petition was taken up before a three-judge bench consisting of Supreme Court Justices Sisira de Abrew, Murdu Fernando and Gamini Amarasekara this morning (31). Additional Solicitor General... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/19)

Religious leaders oppose to agreements allowing foreign force bases in SL
Courtesy Adaderana
The Asigiriya and Malwatta chapters and His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith have strongly expressed opposition to any agreement that may enable foreign forces to set up bases in Sri Lanka. Cardinal Ranjith called on Chief Prelate of Asgiriya Chapter Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thero at the Asgiri Maha Viharaya in Kandy this evening (31). https://youtu.be/wYe6jrrmdIo The Working Committee of the Sangha Council at the Asgiriya Maha Viharaya and Anunayake Theros of Malwatta Chapter Most Ven. Niyangoda Sri Vijithasiri Anunayake and Most Ven. Dimbul Kumbure Sri Wimaladharma Thero also... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/19)

President undecided on contesting for upcoming presidential polls
Courtesy Adaderana
President Maithripala Sirisena says that he is not in a hurry to make his decision on contesting for the upcoming presidential election. The President, who is currently in India for the oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking at a press conference held in New Delhi stated that he is waiting for the other political parties to decide their presidential candidates. Further commenting, President Sirisena said the presidential election is slated to be held on December 7th. The Elections Commission has made a statement in this regard, the President... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/19)

Police recover Zahran’s laptop from a lagoon
Courtesy Adaderana
Police have recovered the laptop computer suspected to have been used by Zahran Hashim, the alleged mastermind behind the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka. Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that the laptop was found in the Palamunai Lagoon in Akkaraipattu. https://youtu.be/EmLMSr91mWU Based on information received by the State Intelligence Service’s Ampara office and extensive investigations, officers had seized Rs 5 million in cash allegedly hidden by Zahran’s Ampara District leader Shahul Hameed Hamis Mohamed a.k.a ‘Kalmunai Siyam’ a.k.a Abuhassan. Of this cash, police... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/19)

The man who might have stopped Sri Lanka's Easter bombings
Courtesy BBC
Image captionFatima, Mohammad Razak Taslim's wife, shows a photo of her husband on her mobile phone When bombs planted in churches and hotels killed more than 200 people in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, few had realised that the nation had a problem with Islamist militancy. One man who did, reports the BBC's Secunder Kermani, was Mohammad Razak Taslim. Lying on a hospital bed, Mohammad Razak Taslim's face contorts with pain. The left side of his body is completely paralysed, but he reaches out with his right hand, trying to clutch at... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/19)

FAST REACHING THE THRESHOLD OF BUDDHIST TOLERANCE
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane   
Muslim Hostility Since Ancient Times                                                             Those professing Islam have been the biggest enemies of Buddhists and Buddhism throughout history. Buddhists have suffered extreme forms of violence, untold persecution and discrimination from Muslims since the 12th century, with the ruthless Muslim incursions of ancient Buddhist nations in the Central Asian and Himalayan regions. Prior to the arrival of Muslim invaders, all countries/regions associated with the ancient Silk Road, were inhabited by flourishing Buddhist communities. They included Afghanistan, Kashmir, Indus valley, present day Pakistan and Bangladesh. Muslim invasions were marked by widespread killing, torture... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

The inside story of the 9 suicide bombers behind Sri Lanka’s savage Easter attacks
Meera Srinivasan Courtesy  The Hindu
Investigations throw up troubling hints of how readily rage can court terror At first, they were nameless. “Nine suicide bombers,” is all authorities would reveal. In a little over a week, the police identified each of them and their stories began coming out. Now, a month after Sri Lanka’s savage Easter attacks, a messy web of disgruntled radicals has emerged, throwing up troubling hints of how readily rage can court terror. Zahran Hashim, 33, radical preacher and alleged ringleader, found little acceptance in his hometown Kattankudy, in eastern Batticaloa. Mosques in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ පාලන සමයේ අපි කිසිදු අවස්ථාවක හදිසි විදුලිය මිලදී ගැනීම් කලේ නැහැ
අද (30) දින පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදු ජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
අද (30) දින පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී පවිත්‍රා වන්නිආරච්චි මහත්මිය ■ හිටපු බස්නාහිර පළාත් සභා මන්ත්‍රීනි කෝකිලා හර්ෂණී ගුණවර්ධන මහත්මිය ■ ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන කාන්තා පෙරමුනේ සහ නිතීඥ පෙරමුනේ උප ලේකම් සාගලා අබේවික්‍රම මහත්මිය පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී පවිත්‍රා වන්නිආරච්චි මහත්මිය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ පාලන සමයේ අපි කිසිදු අවස්ථාවක හදිසි විදුලිය මිලදී ගැනීම් කලේ නැහැ. රටේ විදුලි හිගය ගැනත්, හදිසි විදුලි මිලදි ගැනීම් නිසා පාරිභෝගිකයාටත්, රටටත් වුනු හානිය ගැන සලකා බලා අඩු මිලට විදුලිය නිපදවීමේ බලාගාර නිර්මාණය කලා. රුපියල්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

විශේෂ තේරීම් කාරක සභාව හරහා රිෂාඞ් බදියුදින් නිවැරදිකරුවෙක් කරන්නයි කටයුතු කරන්නේ කියලා අපි මුල ඉදලාම කිව්වා.
අද (30) දින පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදු ජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
අද (30) දින පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී සෙහාන් සේමසිංහ මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි රමේෂ් පතිරණ මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ජානක වක්කුඹුර මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ශෙහාන් සේමසිංහ මහතා පාස්කු සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් සොයන්න පත්කරපු තේරීම් කාරක සභාවේ සභාපතිවරයා සහ තවත් මන්ත්‍රීවරු ඇවිත් හිටියේ නැහැ. මේක සැබැවින්ම ඛේදවාචකය ගැන හොයන්න පත්කරපු එකක්ද. විශේෂ තේරීම් කාරක සභාව හරහා රිෂාඞ් බදියුදින් නිවැරදිකරුවෙක් කරන්නයි කටයුතු කරන්නේ කියලා අපි මුල ඉදලාම කිව්වා.මේ තරම්බරපතල කාරණාවක් සම්බන්ධයෙන් පත්කරපු කාරක සභාවේ සියලුම මන්ත්‍රීවරු සහභාගි නොවීමත් පුදුමයක්. වසර ගණනාවක් තිස්සේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

This is exactly what Britain is doing to Sri Lanka Army for killing LTTE terrorists
RT
https://www.facebook.com/1405726646383881/posts/2196427440647127?s=1527557860&sfns=mo... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

‘මිලේනියම් සිටි පාවාදීමේ දෙවන කොටස’ දැන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ.. බුද්ධි අංශ උඩ සිට පාවාදෙයි.. විමල් මුල සිට අගට සියල්ල හෙලි කරයි..
අනුරුද්ධ බණ්ඩාර රණවාරණ මාධ්‍ය ලේකම් ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණ lanka C news
පාස්කු ඉරිදා දින ප්‍රහාරයේ ‘පාපය’ මේ වන විට යහපාලකයන්ගේ ගිණුමට බැර වී අවසන් බවත් ඒ නිසා ඉන් ගැලවීමට ‘තේරීම් කාරක සභා – රියැලිටි ෂෝ’ පෙන්වීමෙන් වැඩක් නොවන බවත් ඉන් සිදු වන්නේ මේ රටේ ජාතික ආරක්‍ෂාව තවදුරටත් අනතුරට පත්වීම පමණක් බවත් ජානිපෙ නායක විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා පෙන්වා දෙයි. https://youtu.be/eHt_A_ORN9Q ඒ මහතා මේ බව පෙන්වා දුන්නේ පිටකෝට්ටේ පිහිටි ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණේ ප්‍රධාන කාර්යාලයේ පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී ය. එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා මෙසේ ද පෙන්වා දුන්නේය. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

The American Trident warning
FR J.C. PIERIS Courtesy The Island
A trident is a spear with three prongs (Trishulaya), a weapon of war, and America has a submarine missile aptly named Trident. This is what came to my mind when thinking of the three agreements with America, either already surreptitiously signed or to be signed. 1. The ACSA, Acquisition and Cross-Service Agreement, provides for joint military cooperation between Sri Lanka and the United States and includes logistic support, supplies, services and the use of airports and ports during "unforeseen circumstances". While the 2007 ACSA permits US military... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

Doctors in the news, not for good reasons!
By Dr Upul Wijayawardhana Courtesy The Island
Dental Doctor Rajitha has broken his vow of silence and we are being bombarded with his vocal barrage. Watching his press conference, my new-gained little faith in Yahapalanaya, as expressed in the article "Yahapalanaya, the curse? May be changing!" (The Island, 28 May), started evaporating, even before the ink was dry. His performance can only be described as a masterclass in absurdity, displaying the not-so-hidden agenda of Yahapalanaya. Wonder whether his great leader has put him up to this or Ranil is already regretting unlocking Rajitha’s mouth! ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

Political outfit under fire for NTJ links hits back ...counter accusations against BCAS Campus
Courtesy The Island
National Front for Good Governance (NFGG) leader and entrepreneur Abdul Rahuman hits back at critics, who accuse him of having had links with the National Thowheed Jamath while Najah Mohamed, General Secretary of the outfit looks on. They vowed to pursue political objectives regardless of challenges in the wake of April 21 bombings. By Shamindra Ferdinando The National Front for Good Governance (NFGG) leader Abdul Rahuman, yesterday, said political parties contesting the Batticaloa electoral District at the last parliamentary polls in August 2015 had received an invitation from... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

UPFA criticises exposure of sensitive security info
Sandun A Jayasekera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The exposure of certain national security and intelligence information during the Parliamentary select committee inquiry on Wednesday (29) came under heavy criticism by the UPFA today and termed it as a betrayal of the intelligence services of the country after the Millennium City fiasco in January 2002. The UPFA was of the view that the members of the select committee which was appointed to probe into the allegations levelled in the No Faith Motion against controversial Minister Rishad Bathiudeen should not have asked questions from the defence officials on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

Hizbullah's teacher transfers cancelled
Courtesy Ceylon Today
The transfers given to Muslim teachers to Tamil schools by the Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hizbullah have been cancelled by the Provincial Education Department according to the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

Fifty two women complain against K’gala Doctor
SUNIL S. PALLENDENIYA (KURUNEGALA), WIJESINGHA WELIKANDA AND CHAMARA AMARASURIYA Courtesy Ceylon Today
Fifty two Sinhala Buddhist mothers have lodged complaints with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital charging that Dr. Shafi Shiha Abdeen had performed non-consensual sterilisation. At the same time, 45 women, who had allegedly been sterilised by the doctor, had lodged complaints against him, with the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital by 5 p.m. on 26 May. Hospital sources revealed that most of these mothers who had lodged complaints were expecting to conceive for a second time after having... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

Security Council not meeting for 2 months a serious issue - Mahinda (English)
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/jVrlqRjfzOU... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

AG to file charges against Ravi for giving false information
Courtesy Adaderana
The Attorney General’s Department today informed the Colombo Magistrate’s Court that charges will be filed against Minister Ravi Karunanayake for providing false information to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate the Central Bank treasury bond scam. The complaint pertaining to the investigations being carried out by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) against the minister for allegedly giving false evidence before the Bond Commission, was taken up before Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne on Thursday (30). Senior State Counsel Lakmini Girihagama, appearing on behalf of the Attorney General (AG), informed the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

President denies he was informed about Easter attacks in advance
Courtesy Adaderana
President Maithripala Sirisena has denied media reports claiming that he was informed of a possible terror plot during a meeting with senior police officers on April 08. Media reports have publish the statements made by the Head of the National Intelligence Service,, while testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to look into and report on the Easter Sunday terror attacks which took place in the country on April 21. https://youtu.be/WMVRACFEd1c The media reports stated that the National Security Council did not meet after the month of February... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

Sri Lanka aims at least 2.5 mln tourists in 2019 with ease of travel bans
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 30 (Xinhua) — Sri Lanka targets at least 2.5 million tourists this year after several countries eased their travel advisories which were issued after deadly terror attacks killed over 250 people on the island last month, a minister said. Sri Lanka’s Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga told Xinhua that China is the first country to ease their travel advisory last week and Sri Lanka is expecting a strong increase in Chinese tourists from this month. Amaratunga said that Sri Lanka is now a safe... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

Many Faults in “What people say and what they really mean” by Prof. Ekanayaka
Dilrook Kannangara
The following article by Prof. Ekanayaka contained many irrelevancies and faulty logic. Allow me to point them out. He has not touched sufficiently about the ‘Sinhala’ part and focused mostly on the Buddhist part. He is mostly wrong on both counts. http://island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=204747 Arguments before main arguments There are no Sinhala Buddhist rivers, forests, mountains, catchment areas, etc. but Sinhala Buddhists had a way about looking after them well. What is now termed sustainable environmental practices were followed by them for millennia. Places considered sacred by Sinhala Buddhists and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

Illegal Sterilizations
Wimal Senanayake 
What is the need of the hour? That is what the Sinhalese should think clearly without being biased by politics and race. Ven Ratna said on the other day what has happened is equal to loss of about forty to fifty thousand Sinhalese children. Well that count may be a miniscule as more and more complaints are gradually arising from the rest of the country. The allegations against Dr Safi are more likely to be dropped slowly by the hidden political powers in operation. Therefore what is important for the ordinary people in the country is to look after your... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

Three Radicals who pulled back our growth by 70 years after independence
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
We have seen three radical persons in Sri Lanka who are from three sects of our society .All three killed majority Sinhalese .All of them are from lower cast in the society though one of sects do not have officially declared casts. One of the Sinhalese radical was Rohana Wijeweera From Matara in the South, Second one was a Tamil radical named Velupillai Prabhakaran who is from Jaffna in the North Latest radical was  Saharan of Muslim faith  from Kattankudi in th East  What does... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

Are there Sinhala Muslims?
Prof. Hudson McLean
Two of the LankaWeb contributors are "harping" on Sinhala Buddhists, which is confusing and creating a Tone of Discrimination within the Sinhala community. My question is, "Are there Sinhala Muslims?" in the Sinhala community? The Easter Sunday Massacre which murdered over 250 persons were largely Sinhala Catholic victims, and then a number foreign tourists, who visited Sri Lanka, as friends. For three decades Sri Lanka was plagued by LTTE Tamil Terrorists, annihilated by the Government of Mahinda Rajapaksa, a national hero. In April 2019, due to the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

Challenges confronting Buddhists in Asia, with special reference to South Asia and South-East Asia
Shridhar Prabhu  Advocate, Bengaluru, India
(Speech delivered by Mr. Shridhar Prabhu, Advocate, at the Ariyapala Hall, All Ceylon Buddhist Congress on December 29, 2017) Venerable Dhamma Teachers, Respected Dr. (Mrs.) Anula and Dr. Ajita Wijesundere and all other Office bearers of the National Joint Committee, Respected Mr. Jagath Sumathipala, Hon’ble Vice President of World Fellowship of Buddhists, and other WFB Bearers, Mr. Senaka Weeraratna and Dignitaries on and off the dais, and my dear Dhamma sisters and Dhamma brothers of Sri Lanka! Ayubowan from all your Dharma tradition sisters and brothers of Bharat.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

Protecting fallopian tubes
DR. NIMAL SAMARASINGHE Courtesy The Island
MP Ven. Aturaliye Ratana Thera listening to mothers at the Kurunegala Teaching Hoispital who complained that they had not conceived since undergoing caesarean surgery by Dr. Seigu Shiyabdeen Mohammed Safi. Pic by Nishan S. Priyantha The police have urged the public to inform the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) if they have any complaints against Dr. Seiugu Shafi for having carried out any illegal sterilization. This may open a can of worms with many startling news to emerge. Irrespective of whether these allegations against a single doctor can... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

බුද්ධි නිලධාරීන්ගේ වගකීම මේකද?
 මහින්ද නිල්වැල්ල කර්තෘට ලියුම් උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
 ‘‘අන්තවාදීන් සන්නද්ධ වීම ගැන 2016 දී බුද්ධි අංශ මා ඉදිරිපිටදී ජනපතිට වාර්තාවක් දුන්නා’’ යයි සඳහන් කරමින් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්තී‍්‍ර පූජ්‍ය අතුරලියේ රතන හිමියන් පසුගියදා කොළඹ පදනම් ආයතනයේදී ආන්දෝලනාත්මක ප‍්‍රකාශයක් සිදු කළහ. රතන හිමියන්ගේ එම ප‍්‍රකාශය රාජ්‍ය බුද්ධි අංශ කි‍්‍රයාකාරීත්වය හා රටේ ජාතික ආරක්ෂාව පිළිබඳ බපතරළ සැක සංකා මතු කරන බැවින් ඒ පිළිබඳව ප‍්‍රශ්න කිරීම සිවිල් පුරවැසියන්ගේ වගකීමය. ඉහත ප‍්‍රකාශය සම්බන්ධ දෙසුම විiුත් හා මුද්‍රිත මාධ්‍ය හරහා තදින් සමාජගත කර ඇති බැවින් ඒ හරහා රටේ ආරක්ෂාව පිළිබඳ සමාජය තුළ මතුව ඇති සැක සංකා හා ප‍්‍රශ්නාර්ථයන්ට පැහැදිලි පිළිතුරක් ජනාධිපතිවරයා වහා ලබාදිය යුතුය.  රතන හිමියන් එහිදී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

More complaints against Dr. Shafi; Expert committee commences probe
Courtesy Adaderana
The complaints received by the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital regarding the conceiving complications which appeared following the caesarean sections performed by Dr. Mohamed Shafi have risen to 120. On May 26th, the Police urged the public to come forward with any complaints of Dr. Seigu Siyabdeen Mohamed Shafi having carried out illegal sterilization. 69 complaints were lodged against Dr. Shafi yesterday (28), while 50 were received during the course of today. Meanwhile, as of this morning (29), 11 complaints have been received by the Dambulla Base Hospital concerning complications in conceiving... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

Security Council not convened until after attacks despite forewarnings - Intelligence Chief
Courtesy Adaderana
Despite the forewarnings given to former Defence Secretary and the Inspector General of Police on possible terrorist attacks at several places in the country, the National Security Council was not convened until after Easter attacks took place, says Chief of State Intelligence Service of Sisira Mendis. Prior to the attacks, the Security Council last assembled on February 19th, the State Intelligence Chief stated testifying before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee probing the attacks on Easter Sunday. https://youtu.be/q_ip0IOdC70 Defence Secretary General (Rtd) Shantha Kottegoda was also summoned to today’s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/05/19)

සියලු රටවැසියන් දැනුවත්කර ඔබගේ මන්ත්‍රී ඇතුළු සියලු දේශපාලකයින්ට බලකරන්න
Work & Act together for the Sake of the Nation
අන්තවාදයෙන් තොර සාමකාමී රටක් අවශ්‍යනම් පහත ක්‍රියා සාර්ථකව ක්‍රියාවට නැගිය යුතුමය  1. සියලු ෂරියා හා අන්තවාදී නීති(වයස 18න් අඩු විවාහවීම හා එක බිරිදකට වඩා විවාහවීම ඇතුළුව) තහනම් කිරීම. 2. සියලු ෂරියා, මද්‍රසා ඇතුළු අනිකුත් අන්තවාදී අද්‍යාපනික ආයතන තහනම් කිරීම.   3. සියලු ෂරියා බැංකු හා මුල්ය ආයතන තනනම් කිරීම  හා ඒවා සමග ගනුදෙනු අත්සිටවිම.  4. හිජාබය හා ලෝගුවන්  ඇතුළුව සියලු  ෂරියා ආබරණ තහනම් කිරීම.    5 සියලු විදේශ හා රටතුලින්, මුස්ලිම් ආයතන වලට හා එන්-ජි-ඕ වලට එන හා දෙන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

එජාපයේ අයගේ කටවල්වල චීන හොරි දැමිය යුතු හේතුවක් ගැන විමලවීර කියයි
Ada Derana
All benefits from this govt. go to UNP supporters - Wimalaweera https://youtu.be/QB9rH5im61E... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

Gnanasara Thero's revelation on Islamic extremist organizations (English)
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/sM3lE_9IFC8... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

ඇමති සුජීව සේනසිංහ යුරෝපා න්‍යෂ්ටික පර්යේෂණ ආයතනය සමඟ වැඩිදුර සහයෝගීතාවන්ට එළැඹීම පිළිබඳ සාකච්ඡාවක..
තක්ෂක හේමචන්ද්‍ර ගරු විද්‍යා, තාක්ෂණ  හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යතුමාගේ මාධ්‍ය ලේකම්
විද්‍යා, තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍ය, සුජීව සේනසිංහ මහතා විසින් 2019 මැයි මසදී ස්විස්ටර්ලන්තයේ ජිනීවාහි සිදුකළ සංචාරය අතරතුර දී, යුරෝපා න්‍යෂ්ටික පර්යේෂණ ආයතනයේ (CERN) නිරීක්ෂණ චාරිකාවකට එක් වූ අතර, අමාත්‍යවරයා එහි දී, ශ්‍රී ලංකාව CERN ආයතනය සමග දැනට ක්‍රියාත්මක කරනු ලබන සහයෝගීතා වැඩසටහන් පුළුල් කිරීම පිළිබඳ සාකච්ඡාවල නිරත විය. ඒ යටතේ 2019 ජූලි මසදී විද්‍යා, තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශයේ සංවිධානයෙන්  කොළඹ දී පැවැත්වීමට නියමිත ශිල්ප සේනා ප්‍රදර්ශනය සඳහා සහභාගී වන ලෙස යුරෝපා න්‍යෂ්ටික පර්යේෂණ ආයතනය (CERN) වෙත අමාත්‍යවරයා විසින් ඇරයුම් කරන ලදී. CERN සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකාව අතර දැනට ක්‍රියාත්මක... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

මෙවර අ.පො.ස සා.පෙළ විභාගයේ (2018) ඌව පළාතේ විශිෂ්ටතම ප්‍රතිඵල බදුල්ල මධ්‍ය මහා විද්‍යාලය හිමිකරගනී.
විනිදු දයානන්ද මහතා, මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය, බදුල්ල මධ්‍ය මහා විද්‍යාලය - 
මෙවර අ.පො.ස සා.පෙළ විභාගයේ (2018) ඌව පළාතේ විශිෂ්ටතම ප්‍රතිඵල බදුල්ල මධ්‍ය මහා විද්‍යාලය හිමිකරගනී.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

නව සමෘද්ධි සහනාධාර බෙදා දීමේ උත්සවයෙහි රු.මි. 300 ක නාස්තිකාර වියදම නව සහනාධාරලාභී පවුල් ලක්ෂ 06 හි සමෘද්ධි සහනාධාරයෙන් අය කර ගැනීමේ ආණ්ඩුවේ නිර්ලැජ්ජිත තීරණය තරයේ හෙලා දකිමු.
සමෘද්ධි සංවර්ධන නිළධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය. Samurdhi Development Officers' Union.
නව පවුල් ලක්ෂ 06 වෙත අලූතින් සමෘද්ධි සහනාධාරය ලබා දීමේ උත්සව සදහා වැය කිරීම නියමිත රු.මි 300 ආසන්න මුදල නව සමෘද්ධි සහනාධාර පවුල් ලක්ෂ 06 හි සමෘද්ධි සහනාධාරයෙන් අය කර ගැනීමට 28 ඊයේ දින ගත් තීරණය කිරීම අප සංගමය තරයේ හෙලා දකිමු. ප‍්‍රතිපුරණය කිරීමේ පදනම මත සමෘද්ධි සමාජ ආරක්ෂණ අරමුදලින් රු.මි 180 මුදලක් පළමුව වියදම් කිරීමට 2019.05.17 දින පැවති සමෘද්ධි සමාජ ආරක්ෂණ මණ්ඩලය විසින් අනුමැත කර තිබු අතර එම මුදල් පියවා ගැනීම වෙනුවෙන් 2019.05.28 ඊයේ දින පැවති සමෘද්ධි බැංකු කළමණාකරණ මණ්ඩලය මගීන් නව සමෘද්ධි ප‍්‍රජාමුල බැංකු හරහා එක් සමෘද්ධි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

What is so special about Bathiudeen?
RAJEEWA JAYAWEERA Courtesy The Island
May 28, 2019, 8:22 pm  It would appear, Rishad Bathiudeen MP, Minister for Industry and Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Co-operative Development, Vocational Training and Skills Development and leader of the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC), a constituent party of the UNF government is more powerful than even some of the senior members of the governing party. The remaining 224 miserable specimens in the House by Diyawanna are currently embroiled in a tug of war. They are trying to decide if the No Confidence... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

Hiru TV Salakuna | Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero
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https://youtu.be/0dxUFdbr0nQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

Easter carnage Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC)-(NSC)National Security Council didn’t meet till April 21 attacks - Defence Secy briefed 12 days earlier- CNI Live coverage suspended Three members including chairman absent
By Ajith Alahakoon Courtesy The Island
Chief of National Intelligence (CNI) DIG Sisira Mendis yesterday told the Special Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), probing the Easter Sunday carnage, that though he briefed the then Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando on the impending terrorist attack, the National Security Council (NSC) had not met till the coordinated suicide bombings took place on April 21. Mendis said that he had received information about the impending attacks the previous day from Nilantha Jayawardena, Director, State Intelligence Service (SIS). Mendis said that Fernando had advised him to inform the IGP as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

සංහිඳියාව දූෂණය නොකළ යුතුය
කතු වැකිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
‘‘සංහිඳියාව’’ යන වචනය සිංහල ශබ්ද කෝෂවල අර්ථ දක්වා ඇත්තේ සන්සුන් බව, සැනසී විසීම සහ රාජ්‍යයන් දෙකක් අතර පැවැති විරුද්ධවාදීකම් ලිහිල් කිරීමේ රාජ්‍ය තාන්ති‍්‍රක උපාය වශයෙනි. රාජ්‍යයන් දෙකක් අතර ගැටුමක් ශී‍්‍ර ලංකාවේ නොමැති නිසා අපට මෙහිදී වැදගත් වන්නේ ”සැනසී” විසීම යන අර්ථ නිරූපණයයි. නමුත් ‘‘සංහිඳියාව’’ යන වචනය දේශපාලන ප‍්‍රතිපත්ති ප‍්‍රකාශවල පින්තාරු කළ දේශපාලනඥයන් එහි සැබෑ අර්ථය වන ‘‘සැනසී විසීම’’ යන්න නිවැරැුදිව ග‍්‍රහණය කරගත්තා නම් අද ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා ජාතියට මෙවැනි ඉරණමක් අත්වන්නේ නැත.  සංහිඳියාව යන වචනය පසුගිය කාලයේදී නිරතුරුව අසන්නට ලැබිණි. යහපාලන රජය ඇති කිරීමට පෙර මේ රටේ සංහිඳියාව නොමැති බවත් එය ස්ථාපිත කිරීම සඳහා රටට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

විදුහල් භූමියෙන් කඩු 3ක්, සිවුරු 11ක් හිමිවරුන්ගේ ගමන් මලූ 3ක් හමුවෙයි; අටුළුගම මුස්ලිම් ප‍්‍රාථමිකයේ විදුහල්පති ඇතුළු 3ක් දැලේ
බණ්ඩාරගම ආර්.ඒ.එස්. පේ‍්‍රමතිලකඋපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
 බණ්ඩාරගම අටුළුගම ප‍්‍රදේශයේ ඊයේ (28 වැනිදා* සිදු කළ සෝදිසි මෙහෙයුමකින් අල්ගෆ්සාලි මුස්ලිම් ප‍්‍රාථමික විදුහලේ විදුහල්පතිවරයා ඇතුළු සැකකරුවන් තිදෙනකු අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් බව බණ්ඩාරගම පොලිසිය කියයි. විදුහල් භූමියේ තිබූ කඩු 03ක්, සිවුරු 11ක්, ස්වාමින් වහන්සේලා භාවිත කරන ගමන් මලූ 03ක් සහ කුඩයක් ද පොලිස් භාරයට ගෙන ඇත.  නිවසක මඩුවක ස`ගවා තිබූ බයිබලයක් සමගින් මොහොමඞ් මොහොයිල් නමැත්තකු සහ තවත් නිවසක තැන තැන සඟවා තිබූ සිවුරු 34ක්ද ස්වාමින් වහන්සේලා භාවිත කරන කුඩ සහ කරඬු ලේන්සු 195ක් සමගින් මොහොමඞ් හිල්මි නමැත්තකු ද අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන ඇත.  යුද හමුදාව, පොලිසිය සහ යුද හමුදා කොමාන්ඩෝ බළකාය ඇතුළු ආරක්‍ෂක අංශ සාමාජිකයින් 500කට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

ඉස්ලාමීය ත‍්‍රස්තයන් නිර්මාණය කරන මහමොළකරු යහපාලනය සඳහා වූ ජාතික පෙරමුණ පිහිටුවීමට මූලික වූ ආචාර්යවරයෙක්!-ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමි
සිරිමන්ත රත්නසේකර උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
මරාගෙන මැරෙන ත‍්‍රස්තවාදීන් ඇතුළු ඉස්ලාමීය ත‍්‍රස්තයන් නිර්මාණ කරන සහ ත‍්‍රස්ත සල්ලි සුදු කරන මහ මොළකරු යහපාලනය සඳහා වූ ජාතික පෙරමුණ පිහිටුවීමට මූලික වූ ආචාර්යවරයෙක් බව බොදු බල සේනා සංවිධානයේ මහලේකම් ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමියෝ අනාවරණය කළහ.  උන්වහන්සේ මේ බව අනාවරණය කළේ නාවල  රාජගිරියේ පිහිටි ශ‍්‍රී සද්ධර්මරාජික විහාරස්ථානයේ ඊයේ (28 වැනිදා* විශේෂ මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් පවත්වමිනි. ඔහු දෙහිවල ප‍්‍රදේශයේ උසස් අධ්‍යාපන ආයතනයක් පවත්වාගෙන යන බවත්, එහි අධ්‍යාපනය හැදෑරූ ශිෂ්‍යයන් දෙසීයක් පමණ ඔස්ටේ‍්‍රලියාවට ගොස් ජිහාඞ් ත‍්‍රස්තවාදීන්ට එකතු වී ඇති බවත් සඳහන් කළ ඥානසාර හිමියෝ පාස්කු ඉරිදා මරාගෙන මැරෙන ප‍්‍රහාරයට සම්බන්ධ වූ දෙදෙනකු ද එම ආයතනයෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

Easter Sunday terror attacks: Wijeyadasa demands independent probe committee
Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Claiming that the police failed to implement the law against those responsible for the Easter Sunday terror attacks, MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe had requested President Maithripala Sirisena to hand over investigations into the incident to an independent team comprising honest and trustworthy officials of the police department. In a letter to the President, he said the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), had undertaken investigations into several incidents such as vandalising Buddhist statues and recovering explosives, but had neglected to report them to court. “The investigations into the incident of vandalising... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara seeks reinstatement through Fundamental Rights Petition
Thilini de Silva and Ranjan Katugapola Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara in a Fundamental Rights Petition filed before the Supreme Court today pleaded for an interim order preventing the President from dismissing him from office. The Petition said that the order by the President to send Jayasundara on compulsory leave had violated his Fundamental Rights. The Petition urged the suspension of the order made by the President to send IGP Jayasundara on compulsory leave. The Petition named the Acting IGP, members of the Constitutional Council, the Prime Minister and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

Vested parties want Emergency law lifted: Opposition
Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Opposition MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage today said some vested parties; both local and international wanted to get the state of emergency lifted when the security situation has not yet been fully restored. Addressing a news briefing held at the Opposition Leader’s office, the MP said the government had been pressurized by the western countries to lift the emergency. “At the most recent party leaders meeting, which held under the chair of Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, we discussed as to how some ministers have urged the government to get the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

We informed authorities about Zahran – Moulavi Kaleel
Courtesy Ceylon Today
By Udeni Saman Kumara All Ceylon Islam Advisor Moulavi Alhaj Kaleel says when Zahran’s brother, Rilwan was making bombs, they informed the authorities. Following are excerpts of the interview: Moulavi will you tell us about your background? A: I am an All Ceylon Islam Advisor. People in many areas know of me if you mention Kaleel Moulavi. The Muslim community across the country have come and met me to discuss any problem regarding the religion of Islam. Are you someone who belongs... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

Azath Salley involved in transferring Colombo Municipal Commissioner: Ven. Rathana Thera
BUDDHIKA SAMARAWEERA Courtesy Ceylon Today
Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera alleged that the transfer of Colombo Municipal Commissioner V.K.A. Anura took place due to the intervention of Western Province Governor, Azath Salley. Addressing the Media in Rajagiriya today (29), he claimed that Anura has been told by Salley to extend the deadlines of tenders to operate meat shops in Colombo, even though deadlines have expired. “Salley had sent a letter to Anura with regard to the extension of tenders and the latter had in turn replied to Salley saying that the extensions could not be done,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

Muslims demolish National Thowheed Jama’ath (NTJ) mosque in Kekirawa
Courtesy Adaderana
The Muslim community in Madatugama, Kekirawa has demolished a mosque belonging to the National Thowheed Jama’ath (NTJ), says Ada Derana correspondent. The chief of the main mosque M.H.M. Akbar Khan stated that the mosque in question, funded by a foreign organization, was erected with the support of a resident in the village on a plot of land allotted to establish a library for children. However, considering the situation prevailing in the country, the administrative committee of the main mosque in the village has decided that having another mosque in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

Finance Ministry’s media chief released after questioning
Courtesy Adaderana
The Media Director of the Ministry of Finance Mohamed Ali Hassan, who was arrested today (29) over possession of 12-bore gun ammunition, has been released by the police following interrogations, Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara. 93 rounds of 12-bore gun ammunition were recovered this morning, from the outdoor space of his residence at Malwana area in Biyagama.  The Army and the Police had carried out a joint cordon and search in the area. The security forces have managed to recover the haul from the upper part... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

No. of complaints against Kurunegala doctor rises to 116
Courtesy Adaderana
Sixty-five more mothers who had their Caesarian surgeries under Dr. Mohamed Shafi of Kurunegala Hospital have filed complaints against the doctor today (28). Accordingly, 116 complaints have been received from mothers claiming that they had not conceived children following a Caesarian surgery by the doctor. The mother who delivered through Caesarean surgeries under Dr. Mohamed Shafi submitted their complaints to the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital since this morning. https://youtu.be/trtwWoGJtes Fifty-one complaints against Dr. Mohamed Shafi were submitted to the hospitals yesterday (27). Ten mothers who had been... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

පේරාදෙණිය රෝහලේ වෛද්‍යවරයෙක් සහ වෛද්‍යවරියක් මවුවරුන් විශාල ගණනක් වදභාවයට පත් කරලා..
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පේරාදෙණිය මහ රෝහලේ වෛද්‍යවරයෙක් සහ වෛද්‍යවරියක් සිසෙරියන් සැත්කම අතරතුර දී මවුවරුන් වඳභාවයට පත් කර ඇති බවට චෝදනා රාශියක් එල්ල වන බව සන්ධාන පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි එස් බී දිසානායක මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. මෙම දෙදෙනාම මුස්ලිම් ජාතිකයින් බවත් සිසේරියන් සැත්කම් කරද්දී ඔවුන් විසින් අනවශ්‍ය තද කිරීම් හෝ සිරකිරීම්වලට වලට ලක් කර කාන්තාවන් වඳභාවයට පත් කළේ යැයි චෝදනා එල්ල වී ඇතැයි ද මන්ත්‍රීවරයා පැවසීය. මෙම දෙදෙනා විසින් විශාල ප්‍රමාණයක් සිසේරියන් සැත්කම් කර ඇතැයිද පැවසූ මන්ත්‍රීවරයා ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් වෛද්‍ය වරුන්ට විරුද්ධව පැමිණිලි විශාල ප්‍රමාණයක් ලැබී ඇතැයිද සඳහන් කලේය. මහනුවර තත්වය උණුසුම් වෙද්දී වෛද්‍යවරයා මඩකලපුව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

Kurunegala doctor isn’t an ob-gyn specialist - S.B.
Courtesy Adaderana
Parliamentarian S. B. Dissanayake states that the committee to investigate activities of Dr. Mohamed Shafi has been appointed by the Health Ministry to cover up the truth. He says that although the relevant doctor is perceived by many to be a specialist on obstetrics and gynecology, he is not so. Instead, he is only a normal doctor with the title ‘Senior House Officer’, said Dissanayake. Stating that there are over 50 complaints against the doctor, the MP said that he queried several senior surgeons in the country to learn that further pregnancies... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

Multiculturalism and National Integration failure in Sri Lanka: No more towns should end up like Kattankudy
Kattankudy is a town in Batticoloa in Eastern Province of Sri Lanka where only Muslims live. Why is multiculturalism & national integration not applicable to Kattankudy? How is it that the nomenclatures of multiculturalism, peaceful coexistence, secularism is applicable to all, other than Muslim majority countries or in Muslim majority areas? How is it that wherever and whenever an area becomes majority Muslim only extremist fundamentalist and strict Islam prevails? It is visibly clear that wherever minorities become a majority it is only their will that rules – their dress, their culture, their religious practices, their habits is what prevails... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 29/05/19)

නව නීති සම්පාදනය වෙලා විවාහය හා දික්කසාදය පොදු නිතියකට යටත් විය යුතුයි.
අද (28) දින පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදු ජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
අද (28) දින පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ලක්ෂ්මන් යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී අනුර ප්‍රියදර්ශන යාපා මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී එස්. එම්. චන්ද්‍රසේන මහතා සමානුපාතික නියෝජන ක්‍රමය තියෙනවා නම් 12. 5 ගේන්න. නැත්නම් ආසන මට්ටමේ මැතිවරණ ක්‍රමයකට යන්න. පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී අනුර ප්‍රියදර්ශන යාපා මහතා ප්‍රසව හා නාරිවේද විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍යවරයෙක්ගේ අධීක්ෂණය යටතේ සිසේරියන් සැත්කම් සිදුවෙන්නේ. ලංකාවේ දැනට සිද්ධ වෙන්නේ ප්‍රසව හා නාරිවේද විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍යවරයා අදාල භූමියේ සිටිනවා නම්, ඔහු අවසර දෙනවානම්, සුදුසුකම් තිබෙන ජ්‍යේෂ්ඨ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

Indo – Sri Lanka Buddhist Network Initiated
By Senaka Weeraratna
A group of pro-active Indian and Sri Lankan Buddhists drawn from leading Buddhist organizations had a series of discussions on the sidelines of the World Buddhist Assembly gathering in Bangkok, Thailand (May 21 – 25, 2012) and decided to establish an ‘Indo – Sri Lanka Buddhist Network’ to pursue a number of preliminary aims and objectives that are beneficial to the cause of consolidating and spreading Buddhism in both countries and other parts of the world. It is anticipated that a more substantial organization would emerge with the passage of time from these interactions. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

මැයි 30 අම්පාර මහජන කී‍්‍රඩාංගණයේ පැවැත්වීමට නියමිත නව සමෘද්ධි සහනාධාර බෙදා දීමේ රු.මි 180 ක උත්සව වියදම් සම්බන්දව කඩිනම් පුළුල් පරීක්ෂණයක් ඉල්ලා සිටීම..
සමෘද්ධි සංවර්ධන නිළධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය. Samurdhi Development Officers' Union Chamara Madduma Kaluge
ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි සභාපති, අල්ලස් හෝ දුෂණ විමර්ෂණ කොමිෂන් සභාව. කොළඹ. මැයි 30 අම්පාර මහජන කී‍්‍රඩාංගණයේ පැවැත්වීමට නියමිත නව සමෘද්ධි සහනාධාර බෙදා දීමේ රු.මි 180 ක උත්සව වියදම් සම්බන්දව කඩිනම් පුළුල් පරීක්ෂණයක් ඉල්ලා සිටීම.. 2019 අයවැය යෝජනා අනුව 2019 මැයි 30 දින අම්පාර මහජන ක‍්‍රීඩාංගණයේදී පැවැත්වීමට නියමිත පවුල් ලක්ෂ 06 වෙත නව සමෘද්ධි සහනාධාර හිමිකම් ප‍්‍රධානය කිරීමේ උත්සව සඳහා රු.මි 300 ආසන්න විශාල මුදලක් වැය කිරීමට සැලසුම් කිරීම සම්බන්ධව ඔබගේ විශේෂ අවධානය අප සංගමය මෙයින් යොමු කරවමු. 01. ඒ අනුව 2019.05.30 දින සිට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

URGENT - OBJECTION TO BILL 104 - DO NOT PASS - REFER TO COMMITTEE
Mahinda Gunasekera Tambrook Drive, Agincourt, Toronto, Ontario M1W 3L9 Canada
15 May 2019 Honourable Premier Doug Ford, Honourable Cabinet Ministers, Honourable Leaders of the NDP and Liberal Party and  Honourable Members of the Provincial Legislature, OBJECTION TO BILL 104: DO NOT PASS: REFER TO COMMITTEE     I am writing as a Canadian of Sri Lankan Sinhalese origin who has lived in this province for the past 44 years to express our community’s strongest objection to your even considering the subject Bill 104 presented by Mr. Vijay Thanigasalam, MPP for Scarborough –... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

Yahapalanaya, the curse? May be changing!
By Dr Upul Wijayawardhana Courtesy The Island
My apologies to parliamentarian Sarath Fonseka for misquoting him, by changing the term he used "kodivinaya" to "hooniyama", and my thanks to B.S.Perera for pointing out this error on my part, in his piece ‘Bungling Politics’ (The Island, 22 May) wherein he also questions whether I am promoting a party or a person, which certainly is not my intention. In my defence may I point out, not being a believer of the occult, neither kodivinaya nor hooniyama mean much to me and are not too dissimilar. But one thing I know,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

Pierce Brosnan’s Son Paris Creates Inspiring Short Film to Combat Childhood Hunger in Sri Lanka
Courtesy People.com
https://people.com/movies/paris-brosnan-short-film-combating-childhood-hunger-sri-lanka/ The 18-year-old is making a difference in the lives of local Sri Lankan childrenBy ELIZABETH LEONARD May 28, 2019 11:00 AM Paris Brosnan is doing his part to help raise awareness about childhood hunger in Sri Lanka. A burgeoning filmmaker, the 18-year-old son of Pierce and Keely Shaye Brosnan recently traveled to Sri Lanka to document firsthand how one program is making a huge difference in the lives of both local children and on the region’s economy. “Travelling to Sri Lanka was an amazing opportunity for a young filmmaker,” says Paris, who captured in... -Full Story-
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Why ‘moderate’ Muslims need to speak loudly against terror
Rafiullah Kakar Courtesy The Asian Age
They may not represent the Islam that moderate Muslims know and follow, but their actions are inspired by their own version or interpretation of it.  The Easter bombings in Sri Lanka once again turned a spotlight on the challenge of global jihad, terrorism and Islamophobia. (Photo:AP) The Easter bombings in Sri Lanka once again turned a spotlight on the challenge of global jihad, terrorism and Islamophobia. Muslim scholars and community leaders from across the world have condemned the attack, dissociated themselves from the perpetrators and... -Full Story-
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President’s term of office Prof. G.L. Peiris seeks clarification
Courtesy Ceylon Today
Professor G.L. Peiris, Chairman, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), yesterday, writing a letter to the Information Officer of the Office of the Presidential Secretariat, asked whether advice was sought from the Attorney General’s Department when Jayantha Jayasuriya was serving as Attorney General, about the President’s term of office. The letter says: On or about 8 April 2019, Mr. Dayasiri Jayasekara, MP., General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), made a statement that was widely reported in the Media, to the effect that the opinion of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

Travel restrictions on Sri Lanka relaxed
METHMALIE DISSANAYAKE Courtesy Ceylon Today
A few countries which imposed travel restrictions to citizens regarding travel to Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday terror attack have relaxed them, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) said. China, India, Germany, Switzerland and Sweden have relaxed travel restrictions on Sri Lanka. China was the first country to lift travel restrictions. However, all these countries have advised citizens to be extremely vigilant about personal security when travelling to Sri Lanka. Switzerland and Sweden advised that political and social tensions were still high and could trigger... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

Saudi Intelligence planning to spread Wahhabism in SL – Gnanasara Thero
Courtesy Adaderana
Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, speaking at his first media conference following his release from prison, claimed that Saudi Arabian Intelligence heads have launched a separate program to spread ‘Wahhabism’. The Thero claimed that a person named Abdul Rahman has had close connections with Zaharan Hashim – the alleged ringleader behind the Easter attacks. The Thero said that the relations of the said person with Qatar must be investigated. The Thero says that they had been trained at world’s most developed nations and that Zahran had attempted to flee the country in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

“Is Niqab really a good idea?”: Asiff Hussein answers
By, Asiff Hussein/Asian Tribune
There has perhaps been no garment that has aroused so much controversy as the Niqab or face-veil worn by a small minority of Muslim women. Although worn by only a very small percentage of women, it is conspicuous as can be and grabs attention wherever it is worn, making one wonder whether it is really for modesty as it is made out to be, or for attention. Jokes apart, it is bound to come to the limelight again no sooner the state of emergency is lifted. As we know, a ban was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

On re-emergence of violent Islamic radicalism in India
By P.K.Balachandran Daily Mirror Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Two recent news reports, one from Kerala in the deep South, and the other from the North Eastern region, have raised concerns about the possible emergence of violent Islamic radicalism in India, particularly in the East and in the South. On May 26, the Press Trust of India reported that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had sounded an alert about plans of the terrorist outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) establishing permanent bases within ten kilometers of the India-Bangladesh border in the eastern states of Tripura, Assam and... -Full Story-
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Lanka, India and Japan sign MoU to jointly develop East Container Terminal in Colombo port
By Meera Srinivasan/The Hindu Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 28: Sri Lanka, Japan and India on Tuesday signed an agreement to jointly develop the East Container Terminal at the Colombo Port. The signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) is significant, given that India and Sri Lanka were negotiating a potential partnership on the project, although with little success. New Delhi’s interest in partnering the project is well known. Over 70% of the transhipment business at the strategically located East Container Terminal is linked to India, according to official sources. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

MCC or foreigners cannot be given Sri Lanka’s land without rule of law laid down by Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court
Sri Lanka’s sovereignty & territorial integrity is being questioned by a secretive deal between US & the Ranil Wickremasinghe Government pertaining to the Millennium Challenge Corporation & an ‘economic corridor” that will create a railway line from Colombo to Trincomalee leasing 1.2m acres of land for 200years. This agreement is taking place together with a series of drastic legislative changes that include privatizing of all state land and the ability of foreigners to buy an unlimited number of land in Sri Lanka. All this does not spell anything good for the nation or its citizens & calls to mind the... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

THE JAFFNA PUBLIC LIBRARY Part 1
KAMALIKA PIERIS
No one had heard of the Jaffna Public Library until it was burnt down in 1981. Then it suddenly became the greatest library in South and Southeast Asia. The Jaffna Public Library began as the private collection of K.M Chellappah, of Atchuvely,  who worked in the district court in Jaffna. He started lending books from his home in 1933. This collection of 844 books and 30 magazines was transferred to a small room at Hospital Road, in 1934,  then in 1936, to a rented house  owned by the Puthur Mallawarayar family  on Main Street... -Full Story-
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THE JAFFNA PUBLIC LIBRARY Part 2
KAMALIKA PIERIS
It is only after it was burned down that Jaffna Public Library rose to world attention. This otherwise obscure library suddenly became a great library. The world was told of the magnificent collection it once held and how Jaffna was grieving about the burning. There was genuine grief as well. That night one of our distinguished teachers at St Patrick’s College, and a well-respected linguist, Rev. Dr. H. S. David died of a heart attack on being informed of the terrible tragedy, reported Santiapillai. Fr. T.M.F. Long who worked so tirelessly and contributed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

What people say and what they really mean – A response
Laksiri Warnakula  
The article in the opinion column of the Island on 25th Saturday by Prof. A. N. U. Ekanayaka is very thought-provoking and it delivers a resounding blow to all those, who espouse the identity of Sri Lanka as a 'Sinhala Buddhist Nation' with callous disregard to its broader implications and meaning and to some others, who behave in such a disgusting and shameful  manner that has nothing to do with the Dhamma or Buddhism, which the Buddha preached, and subject our beloved nation instead to anger, criticism, ridicule and sarcasm from all and sundry. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

හමුදාපතිවරයාට බලපෑම් කිරීම රිෂාඞ් බදියුදින්ට විශ්වාසභංගයක් ගේන්න ප්‍රමනවත් වගේම දණ්ඩ නිතී සංග්‍රහයට අනුව සිරගත කිරීමට තරම් වරදක්-මහාචාර්ය ජි. එල්. පිරීස්
අද (27) දින පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදු ජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
අද (27) දින පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදු ජන පෙරමුනේ සභාපති මහාචාර්ය ජි. එල්. පිරීස් මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රෝහිත අබේගුණවර්ධන මහතා රජයේ විමර්ශන අපක්ෂපාතී නැති බවයි ලෝකයට පේනනේ. ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ සභාපති මහාචාර්ය ජි. එල්. පිරීස් මහතා රිසාඞ් බදියුදීන්ට එරෙහි විශ්වාසභංගය තව මාසයකින් විවාදයට ගැනීමෙන් ඵලක් නැහැ. හිටපු කතානායක චමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ප්‍රකාශයක් කරමින් මේ සම්බ්නධයෙන් වගකීම තිබෙන්නේ කරූ ජයසුරිය මහතාට බව සදහන් කරලා තියෙනවා. මම අස්වෙන්නේ මොකටද. මාධ්‍ය මාෆියාවෙන් මාව වැරදිකරුවෙක් කරලා තියෙන්නේ කියලා රිෂාඞ්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

මිනුවන්ගොඩ ප්‍රහාරයේ ඇත්ත මෙන්න..
– අරවින්ද අතුකෝරල
හදිසි නීතිය දීර්ඝ කීරීම විවාදයට එක්වෙමින් පිවිතුරු හෙල උරුමයේ නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී උදය ගම්මන්පිල මහතා විසින් මෙම අදහස් පල කලේය. මධු මාධව ට චෝදනා එල්ල වූ මිනුවන්ගොඩ ප්‍රහාරයේ ඇත්ත මෙන්න උදව්වට දුන්න විපක්ෂයේ අත සපාකෑම පාස්කු ඉරිදා ප්‍රහාරයෙන් පස්සෙ විපක්ෂයේ අපි ශ්‍රී ලංකා ඉතිහාසයේ බිහි වුණු වගකිවයුතු විපක්ෂයක් විදියට ආදර්ශමත් විපක්ෂයක් විදියට කටයුතු කළා. බෝම්බ ප්‍රහාරය සිදු වුණාට පස්සේ ආණ්ඩුවේ නායකයින් ඒ ස්ථානවලට යන්නත් කලින් අපේ විපක්ෂ නායකතුමා එතෙන්ට ගිහිල්ලා ජනතාවගේ දුක සැප බෙදා ගත්තා. ඔවුන්ගේ ආවේගයන් පාලනය කරගන්නට ඔවුන්ට නායකත්වය ලබා දුන්නා. ඒ වගේම ජනාධිපතිතුමන් සර්ව පාක්ෂික සමුළුවක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

Licchavi principles and hypocracy
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
Today I was listening to a sermon by a known Buddhist monk with the caption  Ehipassiko in one of the TV channels .it was rather a political  speech based with Buddhist principles used as the background to advise politicians and the people that timely action should at least be taken to avoid recurrence of Easter Day. Mayhem. Venerable monk emphasised that certain state control should urgently exercised to prevent such. Incidents happening again by citing Saptha Panna Suthra of Buddha.State should take action to eradicate propaganda and brainwashing of the people with “Mithyadrushtika”... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

The rock that broke liberalism
Shafiqur Rahman Courtesy Dhaka Tribune
The rise of the right in India signals a fundamental shift in the people I was watching live streaming of the India Election 2019 results on the NDTV website. Panelist after panelist was commenting on how significant were Balakot strikes in boosting BJP’s re-election prospects, and how ignorant are the liberal elites of India about the appeal of national identity among the masses.  This was NDTV, as a reminder, one of the citadels of India’s liberal elites. BJP’s triumphant re-election under Narandra Modi underscores the wave... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

What made Modi click and Rahul go kaput in Indian elections?
By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 27: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the Indian parliamentary elections and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi went kaput. A variety of reasons are given for Modi’s stunning victory, and Rahul’s dismal defeat. But the fundamental reason is that the utterances and deeds of Narendra Modi had found resonance among the majority of Indians, while the issues raised and the overall approach of Rahul Gandhi to the problems on hand did not. The image of himself that Rahul projected, the issues that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

Kurunegala Hospital receives 51 complaints on C-sections performed by Dr. Shafi
Courtesy Adaderana
Fifty-one women have lodged complaints at the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital as of today (27), stating that they have been unable conceive after getting their caesarean sections performed by Dr. Mohamed Shafi. MP Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero had arrived at the hospital premises to discuss the incident with the Director of Kurunegala Teaching Hospital and subsequently spoke to the women who had lodged complaints against Dr. Shafi. https://youtu.be/I-Xu63BGZlA Meanwhile, the associations of medical officers and nurses at the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital stated that the Health Ministry is pressurizing the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

Unlawful sterilisation: Affected women requested to give evidence
Indika Ramanayake Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Director of Kurunegala Teaching Hospital, Dr.Sarath Weerabandara, requested from the women to complain immediately to the hospital authorities if they feel that they had been subjected to unlawful sterilisation after caesarean operations performed by the controversial doctor. He made this request at a media briefing held at the Kurunegala Hospital on Saturday. He said that allegations had been made against this doctor who was arrested by the police for the alleged sterilisation of women without their consent and keeping unaccounted assets in the district. "If there is any... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

Health Ministry to probe Kurunegala doctor’s activities
Courtesy Adaderana
The Ministry of Health will inquire into the activities of Dr. Mohamed Shafi of Kurunegala Hospital, who is currently under arrest over assets earned through suspicious means. Accordingly, a special tri-member committee will be appointed for the purpose, Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne stated. https://youtu.be/R7hUSzo9tik The committee will comprise of 3 doctors who specialize in obstetrics and gynecology including a member of the Sri Lanka Medical Council. If Dr. Mohamed Shafi is found guilty of the charges against him, he will be subjected to strict legal... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

Media wouldn’t pay attention if Sinhalese surgeon did this - Rajitha
Courtesy Adaderana
The media would not have paid attention to the situation regarding Dr. Mohamed Shafi, if it concerned a Sinhalese surgeon, says Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne. The minister stated this addressing a press conference held at the Temple Trees this evening (27). https://youtu.be/R7hUSzo9tik Minister Senaratne further commented that it was him who had submitted the Cabinet paper to seek approval to allow Dr. Shafi, who had tendered his resignation, to return to Kurunegala Hospital. The minister says that there have been... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

Kurunegala doctor must be hanged if he performed illegal sterilization – Marikkar
Courtesy Adaderana
UNP parliamentarian S. M. Marikkar says that the President has the responsibility to carry out a formal investigation against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen. Marikkar pointed out that the doctor attached to the Kurunegala Hospital was arrested over the suspicious nature in which he had amassed wealth and that, if the said the doctor had carried out illegal sterilization on mothers during caesarian surgeries, he should be hanged for his crimes. https://youtu.be/hN37dsqGQvw As the emergency law is in effect, all who are arrested are investigated under the Terrorism Act; therefore... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

වෛද්‍ය ෂාෆිට එරෙහි පරීක්ෂණ වලට බලපෑම් එපා... රතන හිමිගෙන් අනතුරු ඇඟවීමක්
Courtesy Adaderana
Do not influence investigations against Dr. Shafi, warns Rathana Thero https://youtu.be/I-Xu63BGZlA... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

වෛද්‍ය ෂාෆි සේවයේ පිහිටුවීම ගැන මතභේදාත්මක කරුණු හෙළිදරව් වෙයි...Controversial facts revealed about reinstating Dr Shafi
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/vXm1dAT9O-o... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/05/19)

National laws and policies aim at effective prevention of Sale of Children and Child Prostitution and Pornography, Sri Lanka says in Geneva
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to UN Geneva
The Sri Lanka delegation, presenting the country's first report under the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, briefed the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on the panoply of laws and executive and policy measures adopted by Sri Lanka to safeguard the rights of children and to ensure the wellbeing of children.  Emphasizing that most of such measures even preceded Sri Lanka's ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Mrs. Dharshana... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/19)

President Sirisena’s unfulfilled promises Ignoring Code of Conduct
By Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha Courtesy Ceylon Today
The first commitment in the President’s 100-Day Manifesto with regard to February, within a month of his election, was that on Monday, 2 February “An Ethical Code of Conduct will be introduced legally for all representatives of the people.” Nothing however was heard about this and I thought that it too had been forgotten. But when I inquired a month or so afterwards, I was told that the task of drafting this had been entrusted to Anura Kumara Dissanayake, the leader of the JVP.  This has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/19)

Foreign companies not satisfied with security provided by Govt - G.L.
Courtesy Ceylon Today
Foreign companies are not satisfied with the security provided by the Government and have resorted to bringing down security personnel from their own countries, claimed Chairman of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Professor G.L. Peiris. Speaking at a Media briefing, held at Party Headquarters, today (27), he said, “Some foreign companies are now saying that they do not find the security measures taken by the Sri Lankan Government satisfactory. For instance, Chinese companies have many assets within Sri Lanka, however they are reluctant to give the responsibility of protecting... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/19)

US envoy Alaina Teplitz addresses key issues in US-Lanka relations
By Nirmala Kannangara/Courtesy Daily Mirror
US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz in her first interview with the print media after the Easter Sunday attack exclusively told theDaily Mirror how the United States is committed to aid Sri Lanka to combat and defeat terrorism on the request of the Sri Lankan Government and how President Donald Trump offered the necessary resources in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks to conduct the investigation. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims of the attacks. These attacks were senseless, vicious and unprecedented. It was a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/19)

The Court of Appeal (CA) issues summons on Prof. Sarath Wijesuriya
Courtesy The Daily News
The Court of Appeal (CA) yesterday issued notice with summons on National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) Convener Prof. Sarath Wijesuriya to appear in Court on June 21 to show cause as to why he should not be punished by court for committing the offence of Contempt of Court. The Court of Appeal two-judge-bench comprising Justice Deepali Wijesundara and Justice Achala Wengappuli made this order pursuant to a Contempt of Court action filed by Attorney-at-Law Sampath Vijitha Kumara and retired Army Officer Anil Wasantha Alwis. The petitioners are concerned with the statements... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/19)

No Sharia Universities and Madrasa schools of any kind should be allowed in Sri Lanka
Sudath Gunasekara
No Sharia Universities and Madrasa schools of any kind should be allowed to be started in any part of this Country of the land of the Sinhala Buddhist. Those who want them should go back to Iraq, Syria or any other Arab country from where they have come. Precisely because their main aim is to destroy the Sinhala Buddhist civilization in this country and convert it to another Muslim country  like Iraq, Syria., Indonesia, Maldives or Malaysia. Extremist Muslim terrorist movements like ISIS and NTJ are dreaming to make this Island their... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Minorities Holding Sri Lanka Hostage
Dilrook Kannangara
What happens in Sri Lanka is a story straight from hell. Indian and Arabic minorities are holding the nation hostage. To an outside onlooker it is strange and comical but this is serious. It marks the end of the nation. Tamil and Muslim terrorists have been released under various pretexts. Some were not even taken into custody. Those few arrested but not yet released were arrested under petty crimes and not under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. Over 150 ethnic Sinhalese have been slaughtered more than a month ago but no concrete action has been taken... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

The Truth Behind the Brampton Tamil “Genocide”Day City Proclamation!!!!
Issued by the Sri Lankan Brampton Peel Region Community
On May the 21st evening, about 1,0000 people gathered in front of the Brampton City Hall in Ontario, Canada to express their disappointment and frustration towards Mr. Patrick Brown, the city mayor through a massivedemonstration and a peaceful rally. The mayor has already passed a proclamation (April 24th, 2019) OF GENOCIDE OF TAMIL PEOPLE that never occurred in Sri Lanka. genocide is defined as “systematic measures for the extermination of a national cultural, religious or racial group”. The United Nations or any other country has not declared that Sri Lanka committed “Genocide” in 2009.  The attendees of the public rally believed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Probing attacks - Best done by Police, Army not Parliament: UNP MP Harshana Rajakaruna
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
UNP MP Harshana Rajakaruna said yesterday the investigations into the Easter Sunday bomb explosions should be handed over to the police and the army saying it was a joke to probe the incident through a Parliament Select Committee (PSC). He told parliament the Police and the Army had expert knowledge to probe such incidents and that neither the government nor the opposition were able to do so. "Parliament has a responsibility over the incident and no-confidence motions can be submitted. But this incident should be probed by the police and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Inform CID if have complaints over illegal sterilisations: Police
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
https://youtu.be/hnJXE5Zy-cY The police today urged the public to inform the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) If they have any complaints against Dr. Seiugu Siyabdeen Mohamed Shafi for having carried out any illegal sterilisation. The 42-year-old doctor attached to the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital was arrested by the police on charges of earning money in a suspicious manner.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

International manoeuvres Sri Lanka must not become a victim
By Sugeeswara Senadhira Courtesy Ceylon Today
Sri Lanka, struggling back to its feet following one of Asia’s deadliest terrorist attacks in years, is still wondering why this serene Island-Nation became the target of Islamic terrorists. The country did not get any breathing space after the Easter Sunday terrorist attack that claimed over 250 lives, including nearly 40 foreign nationals, and Colombo became the most sought after place for international intelligence agencies from every part of the globe. It has already been established that a local Islamist extremist group called the National Thowheed Jama’ath... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

ISIS’ bid to find foothold in Tamil Nadu
By P.K. Balachandran Courtesy Ceylon Today
Soon after multiple suicide bomb attacks took place in Sri Lanka on 21 April, Lankan Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake told the BBC, that Zahran, the man who led the bomber brigade, had visited Bengaluru, Kerala, and Kashmir “for some sort of training or to establish more links with other organisations outside the country.” Though Lieutenant General Senanayake did not mention Tamil Nadu, it is in Tamil Nadu and not Kerala and Bengaluru that the Islamic State (IS) and extremist Wahhabism have been trying to establish... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

89 others with direct links to 21/4 in custody – SP Gunasekara
SULOCHANA RAMIAH MOHAN Courtesy Ceylon Today
The Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have arrested 89 persons who have had direct contacts with the suicide bombers involved in a multiple attack carried out by the Islamic extremists on Easter Sunday that killed over 300 people and injured over 500. By the one-month anniversary of the blasts, there are 89 taken into custody noted police spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara. He said the other suspects who had been arrested in various parts of the country have been released; we cannot... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Two complaints against Hisbulla and Rishad submitted to CID
Courtesy Adaderana
Two complaints against the Eastern Province Governor A.L.A.M. Hizbullah and Minister Rishad Bathiudeen have been forwarded to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), stated the Police Media Spokesperson. The two complaints have been lodged at the Police Headquarters the ‘Ravana Balaya’ organization and the Buddhist Information Center. https://youtu.be/6D1LKQzhiHI The ‘Ravana Balaya’ organization has lodged a complaint calling for law enforcement against the Easter Province Governor M. L. A. M. Hizbullah and Minister Rishad Bathiudeen on the 15th May, charging that they abetted terrorism. On 24th May, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Communication devices, underground bunker and more discovered
Courtesy Adaderana
On a joint search operation by the Sri Lanka Army and the Police, several suspicious items were discovered at a house in Narahenpita. Accordingly, 04 headwear items of the Sri Lanka Army, 10 knives that are not permitted to be used at homes, and many communication and technical equipment were found at the house. The Sri Lanka Army stated that search operations were carried out today (25) in areas under 6 districts. https://youtu.be/77nhSkElk5E Four persons were arrested in a search operation conducted in Naththandiya. The officers... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Public urged to come forward if any complaints against Kurunegala doctor
Courtesy Adaderana
The public is urged to come forward with any complaints of Dr. Seigu Siyabdeen Mohamed Shafi having carried out illegal sterilization, stated the Police. Accordingly, if there are complaints against the relevant doctor performing illegal sterilization the public can submit them to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). https://youtu.be/c_lXzYvWPkM Seigu Siyabdeen Mohamed Shafi, 42, a resident of Weerasinghe Mawatha in Kurunegala, was arrested by police at his home on May 25 based on information received by Kurunegala Police regarding the suspicious nature in which he had amassed wealth. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Sri Lanka detain nearly 100 in anti-Islamist swoops
Courtesy AFP
AFP / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHISome 3,000 military personnel were deployed in and around the capital as well as other key towns for cordon-and-search activities Sri Lanka's military has detained nearly 100 suspects during four days of search operations against remnants of an Islamist group blamed for the Easter attacks that killed 258, officials said Sunday. Some 3,000 military personnel were deployed in and around the capital as well as other key towns for cordon-and-search activities that began on Thursday, a military official said. In the first three days,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Coast Guard deploys surveillance ships around Lakshadweep; Kerala coast on alert after intel says Islamic State boats en route from Sri Lanka
The Indian Coast Guard deployed its ships and maritime surveillance aircraft around the Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands territory and borders with Sri Lanka after an intelligence report said 15 Islamic State terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka for the Lakshadweep islands on boats. Authorities in coastal areas of Kerala have been put on high alert following the report, police sources said. Coastal police stations and police chiefs have been alerted about suspicious vessels. Representational image. Reuters The sources said, though, such alerts are "usual practice", this time they have a specific information about... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Possible involvement in Lanka blasts may have made India ban Jamaat- ul-Mujahideen India (JMI)
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 26 (newsin.asia): The suspected involvement of the Jamaat- ul-Mujahideen India (JMI) in the April 21 multiple suicide bombings in Sri Lanka may have made India ban the outfit last Thursday. As reported in the India Today website on April 23, the Sri Lankan State Minister of Defense, Ruwan Wijewardene, had said that the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India (JMI), a unit of the Jamaat- ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), might have had a role in the Eastern Sunday bombings which claimed over 500 lives. It may also be recalled that the Sri Lankan Army Commander, Lt.Gen.Mahesh Senanayake,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Who are the Extremists in Sri Lanka – Christianity, Islam or Buddhists?
Attack on Buddhism/Buddhists & Buddha is nothing new. The Buddhists are easy prey because both Christianity & Islam are institutionalized faiths with powerful funding, powerful countries & powerful organizations to back them. From ‘Age of Discovery’ the Papal Bulls, Christianization of lands to Islamization of lands, every Buddhist occupied land from Persia to Indonesia was stolen from them by the sword. A stark contrast to the spread of Buddhism without a sword or forced conversion. The philosophy that spread is killing institutionalized religions that thrive on rules, regulations and monthly tithe. The dana or giving is all that the Buddhist... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Army Commander should learn the Army Act
by Tassie Seneviratne Courtesy The Island
Army Commander, Mahesh Senanayake I could not believe my eyes when I read in the Sunday Island of 19th May 2019, statements attributed to the Army Commander, Mahesh Senanayake. He is reported to have stated, inter alia, that, "If a soldier has done something wrong, it is the people who have given the orders, who should be held responsible. So I request kindly, all of you to go and find out who gave the order to him." - Most astonishing! If the Army Commander has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

Shirkers!
The people are living in fear of being blown to smithereens following the Easter terror attacks though it is being claimed in some quarters that the country is now safe. Nothing is of graver concern to the public, at this juncture, than national security, which is in peril. The situation is so bad that the government has had to extend Emergency. But the members of parliament don’t seem to give a tinker’s cuss about national security. We reported, yesterday, that as many as 194 out of 225 MPs had been absent when the TNA called for a division... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

‘I am hell-bent on revamping AG’s Department’ says Dappula de Livera
Courtesy The Island
Dappula de Livera As the Attorney General’s Department of Sri Lanka marks its 135 illustrious years, Dappula de Livera, PC takes over its reins as the 30th Attorney General of Sri Lanka. In an exclusive interview with The Sunday Island, the legal bigwig who calls himself a ‘self-made man, priding himself on hard work’ explains how he plans to enable his institution to cater to the evolving legal needs of the time. by Randima Attygalle Q: Today, you occupy the hot... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

Gnanasara Thera promises to reveal names of some others linked to NTJ
by Zacki Jabbar Courtesy The Island
Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera, who was released last week on a presidential pardon, pledged to reveal the names with evidence of some others linked to National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) suicide bombers responsible for the Easter Sunday carnage. "I will not only just name them, but petition the United Nations against the growing threat of extremism", the Thera noted, adding "we will eradicate these elements." Responding to questions from the media in Colombo, the prelate said the Sinhalese need not get the permission of Muslims to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

Troops hunt those linked to suicide attacks
Courtesy The Island
Maithripala The military launched a major hunt, on Saturday, for the remnants of the National Thowheed Jamaath, which carried out the Easter suicide bombings, killing 258 people. Several Colombo suburbs were targeted by troops using emergency powers on arrests and detentions adopted after the April 21 attacks. "Special cordon-and-search operations are under way in three areas just outside Colombo," a military official told reporters. Similar operations were also carried out in North Western Province, near Colombo, where anti-Muslim riots this month left one man... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

The house Rajiv Gandhi’s killer lived in
Sandeep Unnithan Courtesy India Today
In March 2013, an India Today team was allowed access to the secretive underground bunker used by LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran. Here is what they saw. The two-room house in a jungle in northern Sri Lanka which covered the entrance to Prabhakaran's bunker. (Photo: India Today) On May 21, 1991, Velupillai Prabhakaran, chief of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, made what was arguably the biggest blunder of his life. An LTTE hit squad assassinated Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The intensely paranoid and ruthless Prabhakaran feared a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

Covering the Sri Lanka attacks: 'It's about giving voices to the victims'
Michael Safi Courtesy  Guardian (UK)
The Guardian’s South Asia correspondent describes the challenges of reporting the recent atrocities in Sri Lanka and finding the words to justify intrusion into the lives of grieving families  Mourners grieve at the graves of relatives killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka. Journalists question their presence at deeply personal times such as these. Photograph: Atul Loke/Getty Images In the immediate moments after the explosion, on a crowded street in Colombo, there was silence; the sound of thousands of people sharply inhaling. Then the screaming started, and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

Sri Lanka troops hunt Islamists linked to suicide attacks
Courtesy Mail Online
Sri Lankan security forces have arrested scores of suspects in connection with the bombings and over what appeared to be organised violence against the island's Muslim minority Sri Lanka's military launched a major hunt Saturday for remnants of an Islamist group which carried out the Easter suicide bombings that killed 258 people, officials said. Several Colombo suburbs were targeted by troops using emergency powers on arrests and detentions adopted after the April 21 attacks. "Special cordon-and-search operations are under way in three areas just outside Colombo,"... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

Tamil Nadu-based Islamic​ outfit inspired Sri Lankan suicide bombers, claims Buddhist monk
Courtesy The Indian Express
In 2013, monk Galagodaatte Gnanasara was blamed for leading a major anti-Muslim riot in the Muslim-dominated town of Aluthgama in the Western Province. By PTI COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, who was controversially released from jail, has claimed that a Tamil Nadu-based Islamic organisation had inspired the local Islamist extremist group NTJ for carrying out the country's worst terror attack on Easter Sunday. Earlier this month, the Sri Lankan Army chief said that some of the suicide bombers visited Kashmir and Kerala for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

Easter attacks probe nearly complete, says top official
Meera Srinivasan Courtesy  The Hindu
Sri Lankan army soldiers during a search operation in Mattegoda, Sri Lanka, on Saturday, May 25, 2019.   | Photo Credit: REUTERSMORE-INSri Lanka Easter bombings A total of 69 key suspects have been arrested over the past four weeks. Sri Lankan authorities have nearly completed the investigation into the April 21 Easter terror attacks, according to a top source familiar with the probe. A total of 69 key suspects have been arrested over the past four weeks. “We are looking for just two more of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

Funds worth Rs.one bn in bank accounts of those arrested in Horowpathana
Nimanthi Ranasinghe, Pathum Darshana and Dayarathna Embogama Courtesy The Daily Mirror
It was revealed that there were funds amounting to Rs. one billion in the bank accounts belonging to the five suspects, who were arrested in Horowpathana yesterday on suspicion of having links with the National Thowheed Jama'at (NTJ) and its leader Zahran Hashim, a senior police official told the Daily Mirror. Among those arrested were a development officer attached to the Horowpathana Divisional Secretariat, a teacher of a government school in Horowpathana, two teachers of an Arabic college in Kiwulekada and a resident of Kebithigollewa.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

Monthly inbound flights reduced by 300: Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said that the number of monthly inbound flights at the Bandaranaike International Airport has been reduced by 300.   Making a statement in parliament, he said artistes including film directors who had made movies for Vesak and those who were planning to put up pandals and other decorations for Vesak have also been affected. Therefore, Mr. Rajapaksa said it was vital to have an overall economic management package to help those economically affected by the current crisis. “The Easter Sunday attacks have delivered a blow... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

PR System and Executive Presidency
By Gamini Abeywardane Courtesy Ceylon Today
When J.R. Jayewardene introduced the executive presidency his main declared reason for it was the much needed stability for the country. His argument was that under the Westminster system the country had had too many elections and since independence no government ran its full term until 1970. He believed that it was a great obstacle to the country’s economic progress. However,what was not stated in public was the fact that the UNP had the islandwide total majority of votes in most elections, including when the party was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

Post-mortem
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today
Customarily a post-mortem is done within 24 hours after a person’s tragic death, but it has taken more than a month to write about Sri Lanka’s atrocities that took place on Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019. First and foremost, it was impossible to think how some of the bombers came from respectable families, who had been brainwashed into thinking that by killing anyone against Wahhabism in Islam faith would end up in heaven! The aim of this column is not to focus on the perished... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

සිසේරියන් සැත්කම් 8000ක්, නාරිවේද සැත්කම් 5000ක්, සාමාන්‍ය දරු උපත් 15000ක් මං සිදු කලා..- අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් දොස්තර ෂාෆි ශිහාබ්දීන්ගේ ප‍්‍රකාශය මෙන්න…
 lanka C news
සිසේරියානු සැත්කමක් අතර තුර ARTERY FORCEP වර්ගයේ අඬු දෙකක් පැලෝපීය නාල දෙකට යොදා සැත්කම අවසාන වන තෙක් රදවා තැබීමෙන් පැලෝපීය නාල තව දුරටත් ක්‍රියාකාරී නොවන තත්වයට (FIBROSE) පත් වේ. එහි සාර්ථකත්වය 80% බව ඔවුහු මට පැවසුහ. අමුතුවෙන් පැලෝපීය නාල කපා දැමීමට හෝ වඳ සැත්කම් කිරීමට අවශ්‍ය නොවේ. කොළ පුරවා අවසර ගැනීමටද අවශ්‍ය නොවේ. සිසේරියන් සැත්කම කරද්දී වඳ සැත්කම් කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් මහාචාර්ය වෛද්‍ය චන්න ජයසුමන මහතා විසින් සිය ෆේස්බුක් ගිණුමේ තබා තිබූ සටහනක් මෙහි දැක්වෙයි. සිසේරියන් සැත්කම් කිරීමේ සීඝ්‍රතාව දිවයින පුවත්පතේ ප්‍රවෘත්තිය දුටු අය මෙන්ම මා විසින් මුහුණු පොතේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

Kerala coast on high alert as 15 Islamic State terrorists from Sri Lanka set off in boat - report
Courtesy Adaderana
Kerala Coast was put on high alert following Intelligence reports that 15 ISIS terrorists set off from Sri Lanka to Minicoy Island in Lakshadweep, India. The terrorist have been set off in a white boat to the island and the police were asked to prevent them entering Kerala coast, Indian media reported quoting sources on Saturday. Coastal areas are under strict surveillance and patrolling was intensified at Thrissur and Kozhikode following the intelligence reports. Fisherman committees were also asked to stand vigil against unnatural activities in the coastal areas. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

China relaxes travel advisory for Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
- PTI China on Saturday became the first country to tone down its travel advisory imposed on Sri Lanka post the Easter Sunday blasts, in a move that would help in reviving the tourism industry of the island nation hit hard by the terror attack. The move came a day after Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appealed to the international community to lift the travel warnings, assuring that the security situation has improved in the country after the crackdown on Islamist groups and their networks. “We are happy announce... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

Doctor arrested over suspicious assets handed over to CID
Courtesy Adaderana
The doctor attached to the Kurunegala Hospital, who was arrested over assets earned through suspicious means, has been handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that the doctor was handed over to the CID for further investigations. https://youtu.be/keH7W2m5kiY A 42-year-old doctor attached to the Kurunegala Hospital has been arrested over assets earned through suspicious means, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. Seigu Siyabdeen Mohamed Shafi, 42, a resident of Weerasinghe Mawatha in Kurunegala, was arrested by police at his... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

IMAGINE IF WE HAD THE NEW CONSTITUTION IN PLACE NOW!
Gamini Gunawardane          
The other day at a meeting held at the BMICH after the April 21st disaster, MP Sumanthiran, it was reported in ‘The Island’, had asserted something to the effect that the carnage in question was again a symptom of non-addressing of the grievances of the minorities and that the minorities would not agree to live as one nations in this country unless treated as equal citizens. This he had said to the lusty approbation of the invited audience. I believe what Mr. Sumanthiran is lamenting and is aggrieved and frustrated here in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

And here comes the Equivalency Circus
MALINDA SENEVIRATN​E
M.S. Fouzul Ameen should have been alive today. The furniture shop owner from Kottaramulla, Nattandiya was killed by a mob on May 13, 2019. Many shops owned by Muslims should still be standing. They are not. No one should have or should show any apprehension of any Muslim, regardless of attire or appearance. Non-Muslims are wary and Muslims are apprehensive of one another. Should not be that way, but that’s what things have come to.  After Fouzul Ameen was killed, a Facebook post with a picture of his ID card tagged... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

Footage of attack involving Zahran in Kattankudy revealed
Courtesy Adaderana
Legal action should be immediately taken against governors M.L.A.M. Hizbullah and Azath Salley as well as Minister Rishad Bathiudeen for their direct involvement in the attacks, says the Chairman of ‘Sinhale Api’ National Movement Venerable Jamburewela Chandarathana Thero. https://youtu.be/3yZ5DqRTn8Y Addressing a press conference held in Colombo today (24), he further commented on an attack carried out by Zahran Hashim’s group against Sufi Muslims in Kattankudy on 10th March 2017. Revealing the footages recorded during the said attack to the media, Ven. Chandarathana Thero stated that former Eastern Province... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/19)

“Tsunamo” hits India: Modi proves Cassandras wrong
P.K.Balachandran/South Asian Monitor Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
The political wave which engulfed most of India on May 23 has been aptly named “Tsunamo” – a Tsunami like Narendra Modi wave which caused unexpected and unprecedented electoral destruction as it swept across the country. “Namo” in “Tsunamo” is short for Narendra Modi, the iconic leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Prime Minister of India. On the all-India plane, the “Tsunamo”, has caused the demolition of the Congress party led by Rahul Gandhi. He himself lost the election in Amethi in Uttar... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/19)

Lanka asks UN Special Advisors on Genocide and R2P not to sensationalize issues
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 24 (newsin.asia): Responding to the joint statement issued by the United Nations Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng and the United Nations Special Advisor on the Responsibility to Protect Karen Smith on May 13, 2019, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York Ambassador Dr Rohan Perera stated that their “prejudiced” statement only serves to “sensationalize” issues at a time when the government is taking stringent measures to maintain law and order and quell unrest in the interest of safety of all. The statements of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/19)

Gotabaya says Modi’s victory is good for South Asia’s security
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 24 (newsin.asia): Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is likely to be the Joint Opposition’s candidate in the next Sri Lankan Presidential election, has hailed Narendra Modi’s emphatic victory in the recent Indian Parliamentary elections as a good thing for the growth nationalism and national security consciousness in the South Asian region. “Nationalism and national security are key factors for South Asian countries,” Gotabaya said in his tweet congratulating Modi. Gotabaya, who was Defense Secretary during the last war with the Tamil Tigers, said that the people of India had... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/19)

Muslim representation in Indian parliament is still abysmal
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
New Delhi, May 24 (Indian Express): Although still very low, representation of Muslim Parliamentarians in 17th Lok Sabha may go up slightly over the last term. At last count, 25 MPs are likely to be elected, against 23 in the outgoing Lok Sabha. Muslim representation in the Lower House comes to less than 5 per cent, way below the community’s 14-per cent share in total population. TheBJP, leading in 303 of 542 seats, is again the only winning party in general elections not to have a single Muslim... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/19)

Rahul Gandhi’s ideas were out of sync with the new generation in North India
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
New Delhi, May 23 (The Guardian): As India’s opposition Congress party went down to a landslide defeaton Thursday, its leader, Rahul Gandhi, was also convincingly beaten in his own parliamentary seat – a north Indian constituency that had sent three of his family members to parliament in the past half-century. The loss of the family bastion seat of Amethi underscored the dwindling relevance of south Asia’s most famous political dynasty in Narendra Modi’s “new India”, alongside the decline of the pluralistic vision ofIndiathat has been synonymous with the Nehru-Gandhi family for the past seven decades.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/19)

Sri Lanka’s mine action efforts a model for the world, say global experts
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN Geneva
Sri Lanka’s sustained focus on mine risk education and awareness creation makes it an exemplary model for the rest of the world, international experts participating in an interactive panel discussion, chaired by Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva, reiterated. Deliberating on the sidelines of the Intersessional Meeting of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) held from 22 to 24 May 2019, experts in mine action, humanitarian disarmament and human rights appreciated the remarkable progress achieved by Sri Lanka in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/19)

We cannot go forward if we try to block every industry
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
Alleged Money Launderer Lokuwithana Back: This Time With Plans For Ecologically Damaging Steel Plant In Trincomalee https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/alleged-money-launderer-lokuwithana-back-this-time-with-plans-for-ecologically-damaging-steel-plant-in-trincomalee/ When I read the article above  published by Colombo Telegraph which is ,a website ready to criticize any development in Sri Lanka ,I recall an article published by me  in Lankaweb in Jan 2017 (illustrated below). I myself as an investor has been pushing for many such projects, and the pussyfoot attitude by some bureaucrats and corrupt politicians who have not been supportive has hampered the progress. Whether... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/19)

Appeal to retain original name of Sri Rahula maha Vidyalaya
Media Secretary Western Province Governor's Office
COLOMBO- Old boys and well-wishers of the oldest Madiwela Sri Rahula Maha Vidyalaya, whose name has been changed to Jaya Isura  Vidyalaya, have urged President Maithripala Sirisena to retain the original name of the school because of its historical and cultural significance. The group of representatives submitted the petition addressed to the President to Western Province Governor Azath Salley at a meeting held at Governor’s Office on Friday. In a request made to the president, the group of old boys and well-wishers have said that the original name... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/19)

ජනතාව චෝදනා එල්ල කරන රිෂාඞ් බදියුදීන්ව ආන්ඩුව ආරක්ෂා කරනවා.ලංකා ඉතිහාසයේ පළමුවතාවට විශ්වාසබංග යෝජනාවක් තේරීම් කාරක සභාවකට යොමුකළ අවස්ථාව මෙයයි.
අද දින (24) පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
අද දින (24) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී සෙහාන් සේමසිංහ මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී පියල් නිශාන්ත මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ප්‍රසන්න රණවීර මහතා ජවිපේ විශ්වාසභංග යෝජනාව ගෙනාවේ රිෂාඞ් බදියුදීන් මන්ත්‍රීවරයාට එරෙහි විශ්වාසභංග යෝජනාව දියාරු කරන්න පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී සෙහාන් සේමසිංහ මහතා රිෂාඞ් බදියුදීන්ට එරෙහි විශ්වාසභංගය විවාදයට ගැනීම රජය දිගින් දිගටම ප්‍රමාද කරමින් සිටිනවා. මේ යොජනාවේදී ඡන්දය ප්‍රකාශ කිරිම සම්බන්ධයෙන් රජය තුළ බරපතල බෙදිමක් තිබෙනවා. පසුගිය 21 වැනිදා ප්‍රහාරයත් එක්කම රිෂාඞ් බදියුදීන් ඇතුලු කිහිපදෙනෙක්ට ජනතාව චෝදනා කරමින් තිබෙනවා. නමුත් අපිට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/19)

බදියුදීන් ඇමැතිවරයාට පක්ෂව ඡන්දය දෙන්නේ කවුද කියලා රටම විමසිලිමත්ව ඉන්නේ .................... - මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ -
අද දින පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ පක්ෂ ක්‍රියාකාරිකයින්ගේ හමුව
රිෂාඞ් බදියුදින් ඇමැතිවරයාට එරෙහිව ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂය ඉදිරිපත්කළ විශ්වාසභංග යෝජනාව විවාදයට නොගෙන කල් මැරීමේ උත්සාහයක් ආණ්ඩුව ගෙනයන බව විපක්ෂනායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පැවසීය. ඒ මහතා මෙසේ පැවසුවේ අද (24) බත්තරමුල්ල නෙලුම්මාවතේ පැවැති පක්ෂ ක්‍රියාකාරිකයින්ගේ හමුවකින් අනතුරුව මාධ්‍ය වෙත අදහස් දක්වමිනි. බදුර්දීන් ඇමැතිවරයාට පක්ෂව ඡන්දය දෙන්නේ කවුදැයි රටටම විමසිල්ලෙන් බලා සිටින බවද ඒ මහතා පැවසීය. පාස්කු දිනයේ සිදුවූ ත්‍රස්තවාදි බෝම්බ පිපිරවීමේ සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් රිෂාඞ් බදියුදින් ඇමැතිවරයාට එරෙහිව ඇති ජන හඩට සවන් දි ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් විමර්ශනයක් කළ යුතුව ඇතැයිද කී විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/19)

A legacy of failure: Theresa May was a disaster as Prime Minister
Analysis by Luke McGee, Courtesy CNN
London (CNN)Brexit has destroyed another British Prime Minister. Three years after voters in the UK mandated their government to take Britain out of the European Union, Theresa May's failure to do so has finally caught up with her."I have done my best," she said in an emotional statement on the steps of Downing Street. But as she admitted, it wasn't enough.It always seems to end like this for leaders of May's Conservative Party, divided for years over Britain's relationship with the European Union. Her predecessor, David Cameron, quit the morning after 52%... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/19)

THE SPREAD OF ISLAM IN SRI LANKA AND CHANGING REQUIREMENT OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
When I read open views in newspapers and other media devices, I found that many have a problem, why Islam spreads rapidly in many countries and nobody has opted to discuss the major reason to rapidly spread Muslim religion.  Islam is a religion like other religions and no one can identify that Islam has a specific spirituality or a logical philosophy than other religions. In fact, we can see that Islam contained many practices and attitudes like in other religions and sometimes against humanity expressing mythical views that they do everything (good and bad) on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/19)

TIMING OF THE RELEASE OF GALABODATHTHE GNANASARA THERO-ADDING OIL TO FIRE!
M D P DISSANAYAKE
Since the beginning of this year, there had been public outcry for the release of Gnanasara Thero.   But our illustrious President Sirisena did not act at that time.  Now, it has become clearer that President Sirisena did not act himself on intelligence  inputs  received regarding April 21 attack.  Therefore, the President need to carpet the public anger against him by creating a new situation. Many comments made by Gnanasara Thero in regard to Muslim activities have come true.  In his speeches, he has clearly identified the dangers and if the President and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/19)

Rebooting agriculture to provide clean, practical solutions to Sri Lanka's energy crisis - II.
By   Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada
Newspaper  reports mention how the minister of Power and Energy  and the CEB engineers are trying to meet a systemic power shortage looming over Sri Lanka. The Easter Sunday carnage made everyone forget about the grave systemic problems facing Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka seems to lurch from one emergency to another in every sector, like a ship gone adrift. A May 20th report in the Island states that “CEB engineers warn of power cuts ...”. This is a result of not staying course with  long-range power production plans when governments and their favourite financiers... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/19)

Bravo! You did it Mayor Patrick Brown of Brampton
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1
23 May 2019 Mayor Patrick Brown of BramptonCity HallBrampton, Ontario Dear Mayor Patrick  Brown: Bravo! and you finally did it.   You were stroking the Ontario's Tamil Tigers faces holding onto their tails, for almost a decade, even when you represented Barrie as a Member of Parliament, and spat and kicked the docile Sinhalese lion  holding on to a regal sword at the center of Sri Lanka's national flag.  But, what you didn't know was that this lion is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/19)

Wijeyadasa adds to damaging evidence on student insurance scheme
By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island
A feasibility study had not conducted before presenting the Cabinet Paper on Suraksha Insurance scheme, which was introduced to cover schoolchildren, former Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe yesterday informed the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate corruption of the current administration. The Cabinet paper for the Suraksha insurance scheme was jointly presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. "The decision to introduce an insurance policy for the students came from the Prime Minister and the Education Minister. Before making such... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/19)

දේශපාලනඥයෙක් එපා, 225ම එපා, කියලා ජනතාව ගොනාට අන්දන්න හදන අය කරන්නෙත් දේශපාලන කොන්ත‍්‍රාත්තුවක්. මෙහෙම කියලා තෝරගන්න කෙනාත් අන්තිමට කරන්නේ දේශපාලනයමයි............................... - මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ -
පොදුජන පෙරමුණ පක්ෂ කාර්යාලයේ පැවැති උතුරු නැගෙනහිර පක්ෂ කි‍්‍රයාකාරිකයින්ගේ හමුව
පාරවල් වහගෙන යන ප‍්‍රභූන්ට ජනතාවගෙන් එල්ල වෙන විරෝධයෙන් පේන්නේ ජනතාව සිටින පීඩනයේ තරම යැයි විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පැවසීය. ඒ මහතා මෙසේ පැවසුවේ අද (23* බත්තරමුල්ල නෙලූම්මාවත ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ පක්ෂ කාර්යාලයේ පැවැති උතුරු නැගෙනහිර පක්ෂ කි‍්‍රයාකාරිකයින්ගේ හමුවකට එක්වෙමිනි. එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා වරෙක 225ම එපා කියනවා. තවත් වරෙක දේශපාලනඥයෙක් නොවන පුද්ගලයෙක් රටේ පාලකයා විය යුතුයි කියනවා. මේ විදියට ජනතාව ගොනාට ඇන්දවිමට සමහර පුද්ගලයින් කටයුතු කරනවා. මේ අය තමන්ද කරන්නේ දේශපාලන කොන්ත‍්‍රාත්තුවක් බව වසන් කරනවා. බටහිර න්‍යාය පත‍්‍රවලට අනුව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/19)

ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥාණසාර හිමියන්ට අද දවසේ නිදහස ලැබීම ගැන අපි සතුටු වෙනවා. ඒ වගේම බුද්ධි අංශ නිලධාරින්ටත් ඒ නිදහස ලබා දෙන්න කියලා අපි ජනාධිපතිතුමාගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටිනවා.
අද දින පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
අද දින පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් ■ රත්නපුර දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ජානක වක්කුඹුර මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී විජිත බේරුගොඩ මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී කනක හේරත් මහතා කතානායකතුමාටත් පන්සල් යන්න බැරි වෙනවා. මහානායක හාමුදුරුවෝ ඉස්සරහා සම්මාන ගත්තාට කටයුතු කරන්නේ දෙබිඩි පිළිවෙතක. රත්නපුර දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ජානක වක්කුඹුර මහතා ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥාණසාර හිමියන්ට අද දවසේ නිදහස ලැබීම ගැන අපි සතුටු වෙනවා. ඒ වගේම බුද්ධි අංශ නිලධාරින්ටත් ඒ නිදහස ලබා දෙන්න කියලා අපි ජනාධිපතිතුමාගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටිනවා. අපි භාරදුන්න විශ්වාසභංග යෝජනාවටදිනයක් ලබා දෙන්න කියලා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/19)

Two Sri Lankan bombers are from a rich family. Research explains what motivates them
Las Asimi Lumban Gaol translated this article from Indonesian.Courtesy The Conversation
Two of the nine suicide bombers in Sri Lanka who killed more than 250 people on Easter Sunday were the sons of a rich and famous spice trader in the country. One of them had studied aerospace engineering at Kingston University, England, but did not complete his degree and then continued his studies in Australia. Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Some experts said the attacks were a response to the far-right terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/19)

TRAGEDY -Sri Lanka Was One of the World’s Hottest Destinations. Now It’s Eerily Empty.
Tim Johnson Courtesy Daily Beast
In one moment everything changed on this island nation that until a couple of weeks ago enjoyed unprecedented peace and surging prosperity. Having landed a few minutes earlier here at Colombo’s international airport, our jam-packed flight from the Maldives is disembarking its crammed cabin, passengers marching down the arrival ramp under the watchful eyes of camouflaged police, standing easy in flak jackets, but hands firmly fixed on their automatic weapons. It’s all very calm, straightforward, businesslike. Everyone knowing what they’re doing—where they’re headed. In a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/19)

I intend to lead a religious life in future, Gnanasara Thero tells media
Courtesy Adaderana
Speaking to the Media following his release under Presidential pardon, Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero stated that he was disgraced when he spoke against a possible crisis in the country. General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization was released from his prison sentence this afternoon (23), after being granted Presidential pardon. https://youtu.be/EYpCnoDDI4w Following his release, the Thero arrived at the temple and addressed the media. He said that the facts he revealed about the country came true at last. He stated that he is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/19)

'Smriti...who?' Priyanka Gandhi's remark comes back to bite as Smriti Irani beats Rahul Gandhi
BusinessToday.In   New Delhi 
This comment has come back to haunt the Congress party after its president Rahul Gandhi lost its home turf Amethi to Union minister Smriti Irani in a close contest    Last Updated: May 23, 2019  | 22:06 IST "Smriti...who?" was Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's response to a question about Smriti Irani, who was contesting election against her brother, Rahul, in Amethi back in 2014. During a road show, Priyanka, campaigning for Rahul Gandhi, had taken potshots at Smriti Irani by refusing to acknowledge her candidature against her brother. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/19)

Heroic story of 30-year war must be recorded for next generations - President
Courtesy Adaderana
President Maithripala Sirisena says that it is a timely need to write the complete heroic story of the thirty-year-long war victory so that the future generation can read about the bravery of the great, war heroes, patriotism, and their great humanitarian nature. The President pointed out that, by reading this story, the future generation will grow up to love the motherland and be loyal to the country and also that the true story of the thirty-year-long war, its background and the seed of the war would be correctly revealed to the world.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/19)

WHY DOES THE UN CRY WOLF, CONCERNING SRI LANKA, AND THE EUROPEAN UNION BLEAT IN UNISON?
By Rohana R. Wasala
This is a concerned ordinary Sri Lankan’s response to two statements coming from the West regarding Sri Lanka. No sane Sri Lankan would deny that the country has been brought to the brink of disintegration and destruction, to the boundary (the event horizon) of a black hole from which no return is possible. These are the “Note to Correspondents: Joint Statement on Sri Lanka by UN Special Advisors on Prevention of Genocide and Responsibility to Protect”, New York, 13 May 2019, published in the official website of the UN (https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/sg/note-correspondents/2019-05-13) and the EU statement... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/19)

THE MUSLIMS OF SRI LANKA Part 2A
KAMALIKA PIERIS
This essay looks at the various Islamic sects and groups operating in Sri Lanka. There are two schools of Islam in the world, Sunni and Shia and they simply hate each other. Therefore, most countries follow one or other, not both.  In Sri Lanka, as in India, the majority of the Muslims are Sunni.  Sri Lanka followed orthodox Sunni Islam, for generations, said Izzeth Hussein. The mainstream Sri Lankan Muslim remains resolutely Sunni, he emphasized. Virtually 98 percent or so of the Sri Lankan Muslims are Sunni, agreed Michael Roberts.  All Ceylon Jamiyyatul Ulama... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/19)

They should've called it the Christchurch-Colombo Call for Action
Tarek Fatah Courtesy Toronto Sun
In this March 23, 2019 file photo, worshippers prepare to enter the Al Noor mosque a week after a mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.Mark Baker / AP File Photo Oscar Wilde once said, “When good Americans die, they go to Paris.” Maybe that is the reason there were no Americans at last week’s Paris Summit hosted by President Emmanuel Macron of France and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand to “curb online extremism.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was there alongside Britain’s embattled Theresa May and other liberal politicians of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/19)

BASELESS HOSTILITY TO CHINA
ALI SUKHANVER
The arrest of 13 Chinese men from Lahore is being named as the ‘hazards of the CPEC’ by some ‘well-wishers’ of Pakistan. These men were arrested on the charges of human trafficking. According to the media details, these men allegedly married Pakistani girls, took them to China and there forced them to get involved in prostitution. With a mix feeling of fear, apprehension and of surprise, the topic is being discussed everywhere from offices to the markets and from TV talks shows to the columns of newspapers. Some of the speakers and writers are trying desperately... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/19)

Did God’s benevolence fail on Easter Sunday?
By  Senaka Weeraratna
The blowing up of over 260 people and injuring over 500 people through coordinated terrorist bombings carried out during Easter services in three prominent Churches in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa, on April 21, 2019, invariably raises serious doubts in God’s benevolence. If people in Sri Lanka begin questioning God’s relevance, in the light of God’s apparent failure to prevent this massacre, when most of the victims, were ardent followers of Christianity, and praying in some of the hallowed Churches in the country e.g. St. Anthony's Shrine (dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/19)

Lankan President pardons jailed monk who warned about Jehadist extremism
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 22 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday pardoned the firebrand Buddhist monk, Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, and had taken steps to order his release, a top source in the Presidential Secretriat said. The source further said that the release of the monk is based on a certification of good conduct by the Prisons Department and also other considerations, which he did not reveal. It is expected that the formalities will be completed and the monk released on Thursday. The President’s not unexpected... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/19)

Gnanasara Thero to be granted presidential pardon, BBS spokesperson says
Courtesy Adaderana
A spokesperson of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization, speaking to Ada Derana, said the Presidential Secretariat had informed that Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, who was arrested in 2016 over Contempt of Court charges, will be granted presidential pardon today (23). However, the Presidential Secretariat stated that an official announcement in this regard cannot be made. UNP Parliamentarian Dr Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe recently called for the grant of a presidential pardon for Gnanasara Thero before Vesak Poya Day. A strong social and political discourse has now been formulated regarding the release... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/05/19)

Sri Lanka - the poisoned legacy of British colonial rule
Courtesy  Internationalist Communist Forum
Introduction To the British public, Sri Lanka is probably best known for idyllic photos in package tour brochures describing it as the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean". But for a large part of its population, the island is anything but idyllic. For half a century, it has been plagued by on-going domestic conflicts, which developed into a fully-fledged civil war, nearly a quarter of a century ago. For most of the past 3 decades, the population has lived under a state of emergency. This is a war which has long... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/05/19)

මේ නායකත්වය තවත් කාලයක් පැවතුනොත් අපිට ඉන්න රටක් ඉතුරු වෙයිද කියලා සැකයි. සියල්ලට පෙර රට ගැන සිතිය යුතු කාලයක් නැවතත් එළැඹිලා ............-මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ -
ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
බටහිර රටවල් අපේ රටේ කදවුරු බඳින්න බලා සිටිනවා. මේ තත්ත්වය නූපන් දරුවාට පවා අනාගතයේ ප්‍රශ්න ඇති කරන්නක් යැයි විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පැවසීය. ඒ මහතා මෙසේ පැවසුවේ අද (22) බත්තරමුල්ල නෙලුම්මාවතේ පිහිටි ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ කාර්යාලයේදී පැවැති ආසන සංවිධායකවරුන්ගේ රැස්වීමකදීය. එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ විපක්ෂ නායකවරයා මෙසේද පැවසීය. අපි තිස් අවුරුදු යුද්ධයකට මුහුණ දුන් රටක්. ත්‍රස්තවාදයක් රටේ තියෙන අවස්ථාවක බෝම්බ පිපිරෙනවා. නමුත් ඒ කාලේ මේ විදියට රට අස්ථාවර වුනේ නැහැ. එදා ත්‍රිවිධ හමුදාව ඇතුලු රටේ නායකත්වය ගැන ජනතාවට විශ්වාසයක් තිබුණා. මේ බෝම්බ පිපිරීමෙන් ඉතිහාසයේ කවදාවත් නොවූ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/05/19)

මැතිවරණ නොපැවැත්වීම නිසා අර්බුද රැසක්.
කැෆේ සංවිධානයේ වැඩබලන විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ අහමඩ් මනාස් මකීන්
පළාත් සභා මැතිවරණ නිසි කලට නොපැවැත්වීමෙන් පළාත්වල පරිපාලන  ගැටළු රැසක් ඇතිවී ඇති බව කැෆේ සංවිධානය කියයි.එම සංවිධානයේ වැඩබලන විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ අමඩ් මනාස් මකීන් මහතා අද (22)රාජගිරියේදී පැවැති සාකච්ඡාවකදී  මේ බව පෙන්වා දුන්නේය.  ඌව පළාත් සභාව හැරුණු විට අනිකුත් සියලම පළාත් සභාවල නිල  කාලය මේ වන විට අවසන් වී ඇති අතර එම පළාත් සභා මේ වනවිට පාලනය කරනු ලබන්නේ ආණ්ඩකාරවරුන් විසිනි.  එක් එක් පළාත්වල ජනතාවගේ කැමැත්තෙන් තෝරගත් නියෝජිතයින් වෙනුවට ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ තනි කැමැත්තට පත්කළ ආණ්ඩුකාරවරයා පමණක් යොදා ගැනීම අනුමත කළ නොහැකි බව හෙතෙම කියා සිටියේය. රජය විවිධ හේතු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/05/19)

මේ ආන්ඩුවේ ආයුෂ ගෙවිලා, ජනතාවගේ අවස්ථාව ලැබෙනකල් රටේ කලඹලයක් නම් ඇති කරන්න එපා
අද දින පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
අද දින පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ගාමිනී ලොකුගේ මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී සි. බි. රත්නායක මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී මහින්ද යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා ■ හිටපු පළාත් සභා මන්ත්‍රී ජගත් පුෂ්පකුමාර මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ගාමිනී ලොකුගේ මහතා පාස්කු දින මරාගෙන මැරෙන බෝම්බ පුපුරලා මාසයක් පිරුනා. දරුවන් වැඩි පිරිසක් පාසල් ඒම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ත්‍රිවිද හමුදාව ඇතුලු හමුදාවන්ට ස්තූතිවන්ත වෙනවා. විපක්ෂයක් විදියට රට අක්‍රීය කරන්න අපිට බැහැ. ඒ නිසයි විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඇතුලු ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂයේ මන්ත්‍රිවරුන් පාරට බැහැලා ජනතාවගේ විශ්වාසය තහවුරු කලේ. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/05/19)

Sri Lanka: Government Won’t Grant Permission For Sharia Universities To Operate
By Eurasia Review
Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the Government will not grant permission to operate Sharia Universities, and Madrasa Schools will be brought under the Education Ministry. Wickremesinghe was speaking after a discussion held at Temple Trees regarding the report prepared by MP Prof. Ashu Marasinghe on Sharia University and Madrasa schools. Wickremesinghe stated that he decided to approve these proposals following a discussion held between Muslim Ministers and Parliamentarians regarding the controversial Sharia University and Madrasa schools. The Prime Minister said he agrees with the proposals and views of the Muslim... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/05/19)

DHAMMIKA PERERA CONTESTING PREZ POLLS -Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa sarcastically says ‘hari shoke’
Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today in a sarcastic manner said ‘very good’ upon being asked for his comments on reports of business Mogul Dhammika Perera preparing to contest the upcoming presidential poll. When asked about reports of Dhammika Perera being ready to contest the presidential election, Mr. Rajapaksa said in Sinhala, “hari shoke, hari shoke.” When asked if that’s a good thing, he said, “its good, very good.” Journalists asked about the comments made by former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa that he would definitely contest the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/05/19)

Criminal probe against IGP, fmr. Defence Secy- Attorney General
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Attorney General (AG) has directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to launch a comprehensive probe against top security officials including former Defence Secretary, IGP, State Intelligence Chief, Commanding Officer of the Special Task Force and the Senior DIG of the Western  Province, informed sources said.    Sources said the AG had made these directions based on the two interim reports and recommendations of the board of inquiry appointed by the President following the Easter Sunday bombings. “The AG in two letters to the Acting IGP has directed that a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/05/19)

Opposition will decide on being part of special Select Committee - Mahinda (English)
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/NuXcY2zFY08... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/05/19)

Special Select Committee to produce report on Easter attacks
Courtesy Adaderana
A proposal by the ruling party to appoint a special Select Committee to produce a report on the Easter Sunday attacks was passed at the parliament without a vote. Accordingly, the Special Select Committee will be made up by 40 parliamentarians to report information on the Easter attacks to the parliament. https://youtu.be/Sm3Q6J6KvpU The committee will comprise of 20 MPs from the ruling party, 13 MPs representing the main Opposition, 05 MPs from the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and 02 MPs representing Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP). The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/05/19)

Attorney General orders full criminal investigation against Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara
Courtesy Adaderana
The Attorney General has ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to launch a full criminal investigation against the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara. The Attorney General has taken this decision considering the two interim reports of the Special Investigation Committee of three members to look into the Easter Day attacks forwarded to him. Accordingly, the Attorney General submitting two letters to the Acting IGP with this regard has requested for a full criminal investigation against IGP Jayasundara. The letters have further requested full criminal investigations against the former... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/05/19)

One Month since Easter Sunday attacks 21 April – 21 May in Sri Lanka
On 21st April 2019 what was to be a special day for Catholics/Christians ended up a day of tragedy. We are still to know the exact number of death but we do know that 9 Islamic radicals thought of ending lives of innocent people in 3 churches and 3 hotels and had taken months to prepare for the killing. What we also know is that from 4th April Indian intelligence had sent warnings with venues, dates and even names of the assassins to Sri Lankan authorities and none of these warnings had reached the Cardinal to stop Sunday mass or... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 22/05/19)

In 1999, it was Yugoslavia in the crosshairs of the imperialists, now it’s Venezuela
By Neil Clark Information Clearing House
April 02, 2019 "Information Clearing House" - To mark the 20th anniversary of the start of NATO’s illegal 78-day bombardment of Yugoslavia, over 200 distinguished guests from all over the world gathered for a conference of the Belgrade Forum of the World of Equals. The gathering titled “Never to Forget: Peace and Progress instead of Wars and Poverty” promoted genuine internationalism. Participants came from Israel AND Palestine. From Iran and Japan. From Britain, Germany, Italy, France and other NATO countries which had taken part in the bombing.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/05/19)

U.S. Special Forces School Publishes New Guide for Overthrowing Foreign Governments
By Tom O'Connor Courtesy Information Clearing House
May 13, 2019 "Information Clearing House" - The official school of the United States' Special Operations Command has published a new paper detailing a decades-long history of Pentagon-backed interference around the world, hoping to provide insight on how best to approach such efforts in the present and future. The 250-page study, "Support to Resistance: Strategic Purpose and Effectiveness," was compiled by Army Special Forces veteran Will Irwin and published earlier this week by the official Joint Special Operations University, where he was a resident senior fellow. Though the report notes that its views "are entirely ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/05/19)

MUSLIMS LOVE SWORDS ..
Dr Sarath Obeysekera 
In my neighbourhood area in Preston Road Wembley Harrow there is a shop where you find everything you require .Western Union money transfer also in the shop selling every hardware item you need .Shop is owned by a Muslin boy from Kurunagala who works day and night with Sinhalese staff. Last year I walked into the shop to buy some items and asked the owner whether he can get me a long bladed sword like machete as I needed to crop the trees in our garden . He surprised my when he bent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/05/19)

Are we going collectively insane?
By Somaweera Sirisinghe of Auckland New Zealand
Sri Lankan national leaders, both layman and the clergy of all denominations are engaged in a praiseworthy effort to heal the wounded psyche of a nation. Yet we find some unscrupulous people working towards their own agendas mainly using easily accessible media like the email and YouTube. Yesterday I received an email from an easily gullible Sri Lankan living in New Zealand requesting us to participate in street protests against “imminent” American occupation of our beloved motherland, mentioning that some Sri Lankans in other countries are already protesting! ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/05/19)

රටේ ආර්ථිකයේ එන්ජිම විදියට අපි දැක්කේ පුද්ගලික අංශයයි. අද ඒ එන්ජිමත් දුම් දමමින් නතර වෙන්න එන්නේ.
අද දින පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
අද දින පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් ■             පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ලක්ෂ්මන් යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා ■             පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී අනුර ප්‍රියදර්ශන යාපා මහතා ■             පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී එස්. එම්. චන්ද්‍රසේන මහතා  ■             චම්පික අලුත් නාඩගමක් නටනවා. පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී අනුර ප්‍රියදර්ශන යාපා මහතා ලංකාවේ දැන් අපූරු දේවල් සිද්ධ වෙනවා. රජය තමන්ගේ නොහැකියාව ඕනාවටත් වඩා ප්‍රදර්ශනය කර තිබෙන මේ අවස්ථාවේ නාටකයක් දියත් වෙමින් තිබෙනවා. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව බෞද්ධ රටක් නෙවෙයි කියනවා. ඒ අතරේ චම්පික ඇමැතිවරයාත් නාඩගමක් නටමින් සිටිනවා. ආණ්ඩුව බෙදිලා රටේ ඇත්ත තත්ත්වය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/05/19)

For Sri Lanka’s Bickering Leaders, Terrorist Attack Dims Election Hopes
By Mujib Mashal and Dharisha Bastians Courtesy The New York Times
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Even before the coordinated bombings that killed 250 people last month, Sri Lanka’s president and prime minister were in trouble — largely of their own making. Now calls for President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to step aside when their terms are over, if not before, are mounting from opposition groups as well as from the ranks of their own parties. A member of Mr. Wickremesinghe’s party issued a public letter last week, asking the prime minister to make way for new... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/05/19)

Sri Lanka attackers used ‘Mother of Satan’ bombs favored by ISIS, pointing to outside help – probe
Courtesy RT
©  Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo A month after deadly terror attacks in Sri Lanka killed over 250 Christians celebrating Easter, investigators have revealed that the bombs used in the attack show the attackers had direct contact with Islamic State terrorists. The backpack bombs detonated in three churches and three hotels across Sri Lanka on April 21 were constructed by local jihadists from the National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) group, but utilized the expertise of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists, investigators told AFP.ALSO ON RT.COMIndian intelligence monitored Sri Lanka bomb plotter 3yrs... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/05/19)

Delaying date for NCM Govt in bid to save Bathiudeen
By Methmalie Dissanayake Courtesy Ceylon Today
The Government yesterday (21) decided to appoint a Parliament Select Committee to probe the allegations against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen levelled by the Joint Opposition (JO) before assigning date to debate the JO’s No-Confidence Motion (NCM) against Bathiudeen. This decision was taken during the Party Leaders’ Meeting held at Parliament premises. The Opposition had protested the Government’s decision. However, the Government had insisted on appointing a Select Committee as none of the allegations against Bathiudeen had been proved so far. Accordingly, the Select Committee is set... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/05/19)

No Agreement for Permanent US Base in SL - US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz in her first interview with the print media after the Easter Sunday attack exclusively told the Daily Mirror how the United States is committed to aid Sri Lanka to combat and defeat terrorism on the request of the Sri Lankan Government and how President Donald Trump offered the necessary resources in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks to conduct the investigation.  “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims of the attacks. These attacks were senseless, vicious and unprecedented. It... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/05/19)

Mahinda observes student turnout in Colombo
Courtesy Adaderana
Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa today (21) visited several schools in Colombo to observe the student turnout and encourage parents to send their children to schools. Accordingly, he first arrived at the Thurstan College along with a group of parliamentarians representing the Joint Opposition and also met with the principal of the school. https://youtu.be/j5SE4JbaE4g The Opposition Leader also visited the Royal College, Visakha Vidyalaya as well as the Hindu College in Bambalapitiya. Meanwhile, several other Joint Opposition MPs had visited schools in other districts to observe... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/05/19)

Wimal blasts JVP over no-confidence motion against govt
Courtesy Adaderana
National Freedom Front (NFF) leader MP Wimal Weerawansa today criticized his former party, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, for the motion of no-confidence brought forth by them against the incumbent government. Speaking to reporters after meeting with the Archbishop Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith in Colombo, he said that they briefed the religious leader on the no-confidence motion brought against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen. https://youtu.be/Wh0wbCmWCYQ He said that when a no-confidence motion is brought against the government at this juncture, the MPs of the ruling party will be looking at Rishad Bathiudeen... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/05/19)

Easter Sunday attacks not a failure of intelligence - Rohan Gunaratna
Courtesy Adaderana
One of the major reasons for the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka was the collective failure of leadership, says international terrorism expert Dr. Rohan Gunaratna. Addressing an event held in Colombo yesterday (21), Dr. Gunaratna, who is a Professor of Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam Centre for International Studies in Singapore, said intelligence should be constantly generated where national security is concerned. https://youtu.be/f9KYUID4qF0 “It is a crime to have intelligence and not act [on it]. Easter Sunday attacks were not a failure of intelligence, it’s an... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/05/19)

‘Mother of Satan’ bombs show foreign hand in Sri Lanka attacks - report
Courtesy Adaderana
One month after the Sri Lanka suicide attacks that killed more than 250 people, investigators have told AFP the bombers used “Mother of Satan” explosives favoured by the ISIS group that are a new sign of foreign involvement. Detectives said the back-pack bombs used in the April 21 attacks on three churches and three hotels were manufactured by local jihadists with ISIS expertise. They named the explosive as triacetone triperoxide, or TATP, an unstable but easily made mixture favoured by ISIS militants who call it “Mother of Satan”. It was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/05/19)

India cuts links with UN Special Rapporteurs on torture after damning report on Kashmir
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
New Delhi, May 21 (The Hindu): Reacting angrily to a submission from the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC) on the alleged violations in Jammu and Kashmir by the United Nations body that it will no longer entertain any communication with the HRC’s Special Rapporteurs. The report from the UN body came at the same time a report from two NGOs in the State on the alleged cases of torture was released in Srinagar, which was endorsed by a former UN Special Rapporteur. Queries On Action Taken The current... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/05/19)

Pardon for Gnanasara Thero not ruled out. Rishad may be asked to resign
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 20 (Daily Express): The jailed Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary, Ven.Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero might get a Presidential pardon and the controversial Muslim Minister Rishad Bathiyudeen may be asked to resign, in view of the changed political mood in the country, an informed political source said on Monday. The source, which spoke off the record, said that President Maithipala Sirisena’s meeting with the radical Buddhist monk in the Welikade prison here on Saturday, on the sidelines of a function to pardon 734 prisoners on the occasion of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/05/19)

The long history of Tamil hate culture persecuting Muslims
H.L.D. Mahindapala
The first ever persecution of Muslims in Sri Lanka occurred way back in history. It took place in Jaffna, the birth place of hate politics against the “other”, which included even the Tamils of the low-castes. Details of Tamil hate politics need a whole book.  This essay is focused on Tamil persecution of Muslim throughout their history. The historical records relate the bitterness of the Tamils against the Muslim vividly and dramatically. The anti-Muslim politics of Tamils was driven by a relentless and venomous ideology which began with a feudal tyrant, Sankilli, and came right down,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/05/19)

Local/Foreign Media correct your stories on Sri Lanka: Not Anti-Muslim riot EVEN Sinhala shops attacked & destroyed
Media terror is just as bad as suicide terrorism because they spread lies and distortions and are paid for it too. Media is often a governments best friend to steer blame from its own failures and divert blame to the easy prey. Sinhala Buddhists maybe the majority but they don’t have the World Council of Churches to come to their support or the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to threaten sanctions! So Sinhala Buddhists will ever be the scapegoats. 9 rich educated Muslims carried out suicide missions in 3 churches and 3 hotels in the name of their religion. The targets... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 21/05/19)

Even the President’s Wesak pardon list of 762 prisoners did not include Galabodaatte Gnaanasara Thero who is also certainly qualified to be released under the list of Crimes excluded in the gazette notice.
 Sudath Gunasekara
Even the President’s Wesak pardon list of 762 prisoners did not include Galabodaatte Gnaanasara Thero who is also certainly qualified under the list of Crimes excluded in the gazette notice. Ven Galabodaatte Gnanasara Thero was jailed for the following reasons on August 9th 2018 for 19 years later committed to 6 years 1For shouting at the presiding judge and lawyers as the accused military men were refused bail. 2 For threatening the wife of the missing journalist Sandhya Eknaligoda (who was allegedly reported in the press living... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/19)

The apparition
Laksiri Warnakula
The other day I once again got myself into one of those contemplative moods of mine, which is a frequent occurrence. And since of late the frequency of it happening has seen some increase owing in particular to I suppose the terrifying events that took place on Easter Sunday and then what followed it.  However, this time my mind suddenly veered off the track that usually runs through the familiar landscape of politics, politicians, government and the governed and so on and so forth. And then I must have dozed off in the process.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/19)

How Bangladesh has kept Islamic radicals in check
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Bangladesh marks the 15th anniversary of the anti-terrorist Rapid Action Battalion Muslim-majority Bangladesh was born out of an explicitly secular and linguistic movement spearheaded by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. But it did not take long for the new born to show that it was “Islamic” as well as “Bengali”. This was due to the failure of Bangladesh’s post-independence secular rulers to live up to their promises. With the failure of Mujib’s secular government, political Islam became the rallying point for the disgruntled. Subsequently,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/19)

The no-faith trap
Editorial Courtesy The Island
Tuesday 21st May, 2019 Is the Joint Opposition (JO) confident of punching above its weight? It has handed over to the Speaker a no-faith motion against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen. That the JO lacks a working majority in the House is only too well known. After all, that was why it failed to retain the power it grabbed from the UNP, late last year. It is only wishful thinking that the JO will be able to secure the passage of the no-faith motion under its own steam if its rivals leap to Bathiudeen’s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/19)

Importance of Religion in National Identity
N. A. de S. Amaratunga Courtesy The Island
A high ranking minister has said Sri Lanka is not a Sinhala Buddhist country though the majority belongs to that ethnic-religious community. He may or may not be showing his ignorance and may have been trying merely to attract the non-Sinhala Buddhist voter. Lot of piffle is uttered for political gain and we need not worry about it if not for the wrong view he creates by such foolish utterances and the damaging effect it would have on the historical importance and civilisational consciousness of our nation. Fortunately we have... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/19)

What Sri Lanka has to teach the world
BY ROBERT D. ELDRIDGE. Courtesy The Japan Times
KYOTO - On Easter Sunday in April, the world was shocked to witness the horrific terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, which struck two international hotels and several Christian churches around the country. The premeditated, planned, and well-coordinated attacks took the lives of 279 innocent people, including a Japanese mother, and injured hundreds more, including her family. A couple of weeks later, before the shock of the attacks had worn off, cyclonic storm Fani approached Sri Lanka bringing heavy rain and high winds, causing flooding and extensive damage. Fortunately, no deaths... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/19)

China trip and son's wedding: Sri Lanka leader denounced after Easter bombings
Courtesy The Straits Times
COLOMBO (Reuters) - After coming under fire for not acting on warnings about Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is now facing criticism over his leadership in the aftermath of the Islamist attacks.Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena walks inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Pool On Monday last week, just as anti-Muslim riots were spreading in apparent reprisal for the attacks, Sirisena embarked on a three-day trip to key financier China, leaving some Sri Lankans feeling abandoned.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/19)

Islamic State’s “Wilayath as Seylani” is a major threat to Lanka
By P.K.Balachandran/Ceylon Today
Colombo, May 20: The Sri Lankan government has announced the proscription of three Islamic State (IS) affiliates, namely, the National Tawheed Jamaath (NTJ), the Jamaathei Millathu Ibrahimee Seylani (JIMS) and the Wilayath as Seylani (WAS). The first two were publically identified soon after the April 21 Easter Sunday suicide attacks which resulted in 253 deaths. But the Wilayath as Seylani (WAS) was named only on recently, perhaps because it was discovered during the investigations into the multiple suicide bombings. The government is yet to give details of the Wilayat as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/19)

President Sirisena’s unfulfilled promises Traducing right to information
By Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha Courtesy Ceylon Today
I was astonished by a news item that appeared a couple of weeks back, to the effect that the Presidential Secretariat was to appeal against the order of the Right to Information Commission that it reveals the Assets Declaration of the Prime Minister. Given what seems to be continuing bad blood between the President and Ranil, this seems odd. Several possible explanations come to mind. One is that the hostility is an elaborate hoax, designed to fool the country and the Opposition. If Ranil is not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/19)

Seeking SC opinion again is inappropriate & unnecessary SLPP ready to go before SC
By Methmalie Dissanayake Courtesy Ceylon Today
Chairman of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Professor G.L. Peiris yesterday (20) said, they would go before the Supreme Court (SC) if President Maithripala Sirisena and his supporters try to extend the President’s term in office. Speaking at a media briefing, Prof. Peiris said, many Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Members, including its General Secretary, Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara, had indicated that the President was considering seeking the SC’s opinion on the dates of his term of office. “Jayasekara said, the Speaker had signed the 19th Amendment to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/19)

Six from Kurunegala arrested over links to Easter attacks
Courtesy Adaderana
Six persons have been arrested by the Kurunegala Police over connections to the Easter Day attacks and enabling terror acts, stated Police Media Spokesperson. Among the arrestees, three have been remanded after being produced at the courts and the remaining 3 are currently investigated on under the custody of the Kurunegala Police. https://youtu.be/BcLbyM2fLmA Reportedly, Kurunegala Police had received a tip-off that a group of persons had been conducting a training camp at a coconut estate in the Alakoladeniya area, Kurunegala. Accordingly, on 9th May, the police... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/19)

Zahran’s main organizer ‘Kalmunai Siam’ arrested
Courtesy Adaderana
Easter Attack ringleader Zahran Hashim’s main organizer, ‘Kalmunai Siam’, has been arrested by officials of the State Intelligence Service. The officials from the Ampara division of the State Intelligence Service had arrested the called ‘Kalmunai Siam’ last evening (19), based on investigations carried out by them following the Easter attacks. https://youtu.be/BcLbyM2fLmA Following interrogations of ‘Siam’, four more suspects were also arrested yesterday (19). Additionally, 31 CDs have also been discovered hidden buried in the Palamunai area. Investigations have revealed that ‘Kalmunai Siam’ had assisted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/19)

Three more linked to Easter attacks arrested
Courtesy Adaderana
Three more suspects linked to the Easter Day attacks have been arrested this evening (20), stated Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara. https://youtu.be/BcLbyM2fLmA Reportedly, the arrest has been made at Kalmunai area in Ampara, Police Media Division stated. Security forces are carrying out further investigations on the matter.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/19)

No-confidence motion will help determine terrorists – Semasinghe
Courtesy Adaderana
United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Shehan Semasinghe says that he believes that the no-confidence motion brought against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen will receive the support of all those who love the country and condemn extremism and racism. He mentioned this to the media at a press conference held yesterday (19). He stated that the relevant no-confidence motion has been included in the agenda of the Parliament. https://youtu.be/XNsDoSPWNhY According to Semasinghe, party differences should not apply when voting favor of this no-confidence motion. He further... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/19)

Parliamentary translator detained for involvement with the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ).
Courtesy Adaderana
The Ministry of Defense has granted Kurunegala police permission to detain a translator at the parliament who was arrested over involvement with the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ). Accordingly, the suspect will be detained for a period of 90 days for purpose of interrogation, stated Police Media Spokesperson. Reportedly, the official has been arrested by a special team of the Kurunegala Police. It has been revealed that the suspected translating officer at the parliament has been a longstanding member of NTJ. He is also reported to be a key... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/19)

Govt.'s latest attempt is to postpone elections - G.L. (English)
Adaderana
https://youtu.be/eO3ZnKPpW_o... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/19)

Factors that led to terrorism must be resolved immediately – Mahinda
Courtesy Adaderana
The Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the factors which led to the new terrorism in the country must be resolved immediately. The hunt on war heroes, weakening the intelligence are the major factors behind this terrorism, he said. If the government doesn’t accept these facts and finds solutions, the situation might get even worse, said Rajapaksa. The international interference has become severe; foreign influences are in the play when appointing persons to some posts, he pointed out. The Opposition Leader mentioned this to the media... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/19)

Post-terror anti-Muslim violence exposes perils of political irresponsibility
By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 17: There have been four very disturbing developments in Sri Lanka in the past few days, which, if not recognized and attended to immediately, could pave the way for more attacks by the local affiliates of the Islamic State (IS). In fact, the vitiated political and communal atmosphere could be used by any group, local or foreign, wanting to destabilize Sri Lanka. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the leader of the Lankan Catholic community, has warned about this eventuality. The first disturbing factor is the spate of attacks by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/19)

Query on release of suspects
RIENZIE WIJETILLEKE Courtesy The Island
May 19, 2019, 7:19 pm  It is very clear from the media reports that there have been attempts by two VIPs of the present government to obtain the release of suspects taken in by the CID on account of the 21st April Easter Sunday bombing. It was shocking to see one of them participating in subsequent Cabinet meetings. Have the two leaders, and those in authority, forgotten that over 300 lives were lost and causing injuries to several hundred on account of these... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/19)

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එල් ටී ටී ඊ සංවිධානයට එරෙහිව ශ්‍රි ලංකා ත්‍රිවිධ හමුදාවන් කල යුද්ධයේ තීරණාත්මක සංධිස්ථානයක් වූයේ කොටි සංවිධානයේ පාවෙන අවි ගබඩා ලෙස භාවිත වූ නෞකා ගනනාවක් ශ්‍රී ලංකා නාවුක හමුදාව විසින් 2006 – 2009 කාලය තුල විනාශ කරනු ලැබීමය. ඉන් මුල් නෞකා දෙක 2006 සැප්තැම්බර් හා 2007 පෙබරවාරි වල විනාශ කරනා ලද්දේ ලංකාවේ ආර්ථික සීමාව තුල වූ අතර තුන්වැන්න විනාශ කරනා ලද්දේ 2007 මාර්තු මස ඉන්දුනීසියාවට ආසන්න ජාත්‍යන්තර මුහුදේදීය. එහෙත් ඉන් පසු කොටි සංවිධනය තම පාවෙන අවි ගබඩා ලංකාවෙන් ඉතා ඈත ජාත්‍යන්තර මුහුදු වලට ගෙන යන ලද නිසා ඒවා සොයා ගැනීමට අවශ්‍ය කරණ චන්ද්‍රිකා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/19)

Minister Sujeewa Sengasinghe says technology and innovation will be brought closer to the public ensuring that no one will be left behind
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN, Geneva
"Shilpa Sena", a rolling exposition will be launched island wide in July, geared towards bringing technological skills, knowledge and products to the general public, at a time when the country embraces new and emerging technologies. The aim of the exposition is to bridge the technological divide in the society while ensuring that no one will be left behind, as part of the government's wider policy of achieving 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Minister of Science, Technology and Research Sujeewa Senasinghe made these remarks addressing the High-Level Round Table on "The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/19)

Ranaviru Commomeration 19/9/19 Lakmadura -USLA Tawa NZ
Dr. Chua Rajapakse MNZM Spokesperson USLA.
Thank you for affording me the privilege of being able to reinforce for the ninth consecutive year, my thanks and deep gratitude to the Ranaviru for their sacrifice of , life, limb, in their efforts at liberating Sri lanka from three decades of Tiger terror. It is because of this sacrifice that, Sri Lanka having enjoyed ten years of peace till unfortunately it was disrupted by the Easter Sunday bombings, entirely owed to the acts of omission and commission of those presently entrusted with preserving the peace. We still... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/19)

දර්ශණීය පහන් කූඩුව සමඟින් නාවලකන්ද වෙසක් පිංකම් මාලාව
පේශල පසන් කරුණාරත්න සභාපති සමනල යෞවන සමාජය නාවලකන්ද
ශ්‍රී බුද්ධ වර්ෂ 2563 ක් වූ වෙසක් පුර පසළොස්වක පොහෝ දිනය නිමිති කොට ගනිමින් කළුතර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ වලල්ලාවිට ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ඨාශයට අයත්  නාවලකන්ද ගම්මානයේ ගම්වාසීන්ගේ දායකත්වයෙන් නාවලකන්ද  සමනල යෞවන සමාජය හා රන්තරු ළමා සමාජයෙහි මූලිකත්වයෙන්  වෙසක් පිංකම් මාලාවක් සංවිධානය කරමින් බුදුන් වහන්සේගේ තෙමගුල උත්සවත්ශ්‍රීයෙන් සැමරීමට පියවර ගෙන තිබුණි. ඉදිවෙමින් පවතින නාවලකන්ද බුද්ධමන්දිරය අභියසදී උතුම් බෝධි පූජා පිංකමින් ආරම්භ වූ මෙම වෙසක් පිංකම් මාලාව මගින් තිස් වසරක කුරිරු යුද්ධය නිමා කරමින් ලැබූ විජයග්‍රහණයෙහි දස වන වර්ෂ පූර්ණය අනුස්මරණය කරමින් කුරිරු යුදධයේදී රට වෙනුවෙන් දිවිපිදූ වීරෝධාර රණවිරුවන් ඇතුළු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/19)

Army hands over terror suspect known to Rishad to TID TNA MP endorses NCM against ACMC leader
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
May 19, 2019, 10:04 pm  A person, whose arrest in connection with the Easter Sunday bombings prompted Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen to make inquiries about him from Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake, has been handed over to the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID). Army headquarters yesterday confirmed the handing over of the suspect taken in by troops to the TID. In the wake of Lt. Gen. Senanayake’s revelation regarding Minister Bathiudeen getting in touch with him over the arrest of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/19)

Sri Lanka president vows to eliminate jihadist threat
Courtesy Mail OnLine
Members of the 2.5-million-strong Tamil community mourned their war dead on Saturday Sri Lanka's president marked the 10th anniversary of the end of a protracted war with Tamil rebels Sunday by vowing to crush Islamist militants responsible for Easter bombings that killed 258 people. Maithripala Sirisena said Sri Lankan security forces and intelligence units could use their experience in defeating separatist Tamil guerrillas a decade ago to meet the new challenge from religious extremists. The government has blamed a local jihadist group for the April 21... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/19)

Islamic State’s ‘Wilayath as Seylani’ is a major threat to Lanka
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy Ceylon Today
The Sri Lankan Government has announced the proscription of three Islamic State (IS) affiliates, namely, the National Towheed Jama’ath (NTJ),the Jamaathei MillathuIbrahimee Seylani (JIMS) and the Wilayath as Seylani (WAS). The first two were publically identified soon after the 21 April Easter Sunday suicide attacks which resulted in 253 deaths. But the Wilayath as Seylani (WAS) was named only recently, perhaps because it was discovered during the investigations into the multiple suicide bombings. The Government is yet to give details of the Wilayat as Seylani and its operations... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/19)

To cap it, the U.S. is a suspect behind the 21/4 massacres Sri Lanka engages in war on global terror
By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
When Ranil Wickremesinghe rightly defines the Easter Sunday massacres as ‘global terrorism’ and vows to get help from the international community, Robert O Blake tells the Sri Lankan audience that Gotabaya Rajapaksa had the best model to defeat terrorism in Sri Lanka and to use it. He made these observations while making a presentation titled, ’US Foreign Policy towards China and South Asia and what it means for Sri Lanka‘, earlier this month in Colombo. Blake would be privy to such a model for he was the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/19)

Cyber attack on several Sri Lankan websites including Kuwait Embassy
Courtesy Adaderana
Nearly 10 websites containing the domain names .com and .lk have come under a cyber attack, the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) said. The Embassy of Kuwait in Sri Lanka has also fallen victim to this cyber attacks, according to the SLCERT. https://youtu.be/gIKoiWY3ia8 Cyber Security Engineer of SLCERT Ravindu Meegasmulla added that measures have been taken to curtail the situation. Preliminary investigations have uncovered that the databases of the websites in question have been subject to changes owing to the attack, Mr Meegasmulla further... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/19)

Tenth anniversary of a Sri Lankan victory
MEDIA RELEASE by Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaka
(Translation of the text of a speech made by Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaka at his official residence on Wijerama Mawatha to mark the tenth anniversary of the defeat of the LTTE.) Venerable members of the Maha Sangha, clergymen of all other religions, citizens of Sri Lanka and friends, On the 19th of May 2019, we mark the tenth anniversary of the decisive defeat of the separatist terrorism that prevailed in this country for nearly four decades. Separatist violence which began in a small and amateurish manner... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/19)

ශ්‍රී ලාංකික විජයග්‍රහනයක දසවෙනි සංවත්සරය
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය විපක්‍ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ
(විපක්‍ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා 2009 මැයි 19 වෙනිදා කොටි ත්‍රස්තවාදය පරාජය කිරීමේ දස වෙනි සංවත්සරය නිමිත්තෙන් විජේරාම නිල නිවසේදී පැවැත් වූ විශේෂ දේශනයේ පිටපත) අතිපූජනීය මහා සංඝරත්නයෙන් අවසරයි, සියලු ආගම්වල පූජකතුමනි, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවාසී ජනතාවනි, හිතවතුනි, මේ රටේ දශක හතරකට ආසන්න කාලයක් තිස්සේ පැවතුනු බෙදුම්වාදී ත්‍රස්තවාදය තීරණාත්මකව පරාජය කිරීමේ දසවෙනි සංවත්සරය අපි 2019 මැයි මස 19 වැනිදා සනිටුහන් කරනවා. 1970 ඉඳලා ඉතාමත්ම සුලුවෙන් ආධුනික විදියට ආරම්භ වෙච්ච ඒ බෙදුම්වාදී ප්‍රචන්ඩත්වය තුළින්  ලෝකයේ ප්‍රබලම ත්‍රස්තවාදී සංවිධානය බවට පත්වුණ කොටි සංවිධානය බිහිවුණා. මරාගෙන මැරෙන ඇඳුම් කට්ටලය, මරාගෙන මැරෙන කුඩා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/19)

How Sinhala Buddhists were made scapegoats for July ’83 – It is happening again in May 2019!
Ratanapala
17 May 19 Easter Sunday Bombings were over in a day. Mostly thanks to Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith’s foresight and in general the fortitude of the Catholics and the general populace revenge attacks on the Muslims did not take place. Thanks to the Security Forces quick arrests were made of individuals, organizations and arms caches were discovered in a variety of places and to the surprise of many but not to me, inside mosques! I have tried my level best to inform the general public of the march of Islam in Sri Lanka... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/19)

’’America should not ask the countries to choose between China and the U.S.’’
By Kelum Bandara Courtesy Daily Mirror
Former Ambassador of the United Sates (US) to Sri Lanka Robert O. Blake, in an interview with Daily Mirror, shares his views on the Indo-Pacific strategy, the importance of Sri Lanka’s strategic positioning in the region and its benefits to the country as a whole. He served as the Ambassador to Sri Lanka between 2006 and 2009 when the country witnessed the height of the war. From 2009 to 2013, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia. He currently works as Senior Director (India... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/19)

How the US Created ISIS (Special Report)
Orange Army
https://youtu.be/79epYSuV0jA... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/19)

Wake Up Sri Lanka - Get Priorities Right - Regime Change!
Prof. Hudson McLean
Easter Sunday Massacre has almost totally destroyed the Tourism Industry and all the peripheral revenues generated by Tourism. Crying over this horrid tragic human disaster, is natural, specially for those who lost their beloved families, and suffered grief & pain. Not only Sri Lankans, but the entire civilised world shared the Pain & Grief. Begging foreign governments to send their nationals and support the Sri Lankan economy is not the solution.  No government will take the risk to support plane loads of their citizens to fly into a country Without... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/19)

Hiru TV Salakuna | Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe | EP 183 | 2019-05-06
HIRU
https://youtu.be/a-J2XAn-m_w... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/19)

රණවිරුවන්ට උපහාර
සේනක වීරරත්න
ත්‍රස්තවාදය අපරට වෙලාගත් අඳුරු යුගයකදී සිය උපන් බිම වෙනුවෙන් සටන් කර දිවි පිදූ ඔව්හු සැබෑ දේශප්‍රේමින් වූහ. ඒ මියගිය විරුවන් කෙරෙහි දක්වන ප්‍රණාමය සහ ඔවුන් වෙනුවෙන් නැගී සිටීමේ යුතුකමින් අපට කිසි ලෙසකින් වත් ඉවත්විය නොහැක. ඔවුන් පිලිබඳ මතකය අප තුල සදහටම තිබිය යුතුවා පමණක් නොව ඔවුන්ගේ ප්‍රතිරූපය විනාශ වීමටද ඉඩ තැබිය නොහැක. නුදුරු අතීතයේ අප විඳි කටුක අත්දැකීම් නැවතත් මතුවීම වැලැක්විය හැක්කේ ඒ විරුවන් පිලිබඳ මතකය අප තුලත් අපේ දරුවන් තුලත් සැමදා රඳවා ගැනීමෙන් පමණි. ඒ විරුවන් අවමානයට ලක් කිරීමට ඇතැමුන් ලංකාව තුලත් ඉන් පිටතදීත්, ජාත්‍යන්තර රස්වීමවලදීත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/19)

CELEBRATING THE VICTORY OVER TAMIL TERRORISM May 16th and June 03, 2009
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
May 16th 2009 - People’s Spontaneous Post-Terrorism Reaction                                                 The historic victory over Tamil terrorism, with the elimination of the savage terrorist leader Prabakaran on 16 May 2009, led to a spontaneous elated reaction on the part of all  patriotic citizens of Sri Lanka. There was countrywide lighting of fire-crackers and ringing of temple bells, and roadside gatherings of people serving and sharing traditional ‘kiribath’ in jubilation of the victory over terrorism and the dawn of peace in the country after nearly thirty years of terror. It led... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/19)

Mindful Listening:
Sunil Wimalawansa (Professor of Medicine) 
Please find the following two URLs that leads to three connected articles:   1st  –  “Hearing and Defective Hearing;” 2nd – “Listening is an Art and a Skill that Should be Developed;” 3rd –  “Mindful listening - A Key to Success;” https://www.facebook.com/sunil.jayalath.9    or via, https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mindful-listening-key-success-wimalawansa-md-phd-dsc-executive-mba/?published=t Planning to upload the last one in this serious on, “Structural and Functional Brain Changes Associated with Mindfulness Meditation.”  I hope this mini-series will... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/19)

Misuse of NZ Parliament and It's Democratic Rights to Disseminate Misinformation Detrimental and Hurtful To Sri Lankan
Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM  Spokesperson United Sri Lanka Association
To. Ms.Marama Davidson MP Leader, Green Party, NZ Parliament. Dear Ms Davidson, I write to respectfully request that, you withdraw your sponsorship of the above event and so prevent yourself and the New Zealand parliamentary premises being misused to disseminate misinformation that is detrimental to the interest of a fellow commonwealth country, and to many, many New Zealand residents of Sri Lankan origin, and so very hurtful as well  to them, for the reasons detailed below.: The planned... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/19)

Our Real Debt to China
Dinesh Perera
J M Keynes on India“The available statistics appear to show that, whether the phenomena are connected or not, the rise of prices has nearly been proportional to the increase of currency”[1]“Apart from the fluctuations of the seasons the Indian level of prices is most influenced at the present time by the extent to which Europe makes investments there”[2] Why China Invests? Keynes wrote an economic journal article studying significant price rises in India in 1909. He statistically looked to see what figures best explain the rise in prices. It puts... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/19)

Gentleman and a politician Imtiaz Bakeer Maker
Dr Sarath OBEYSEKERA
Today I listened to TV program where Intiaz B M ,Kabir Hashim and another Muslim person explaining to all of us about the fact that all the Muslims are not terrible and the importance of living together as Sri Lankan’s. When such a statement is made By a person like  Imtiaz ,it looks very convincing and carries truth and both Muslims and Sinhalese should listen He was a scholar studied in Ananda which is a premium Buddhist College .He was mingling with Sinhala Buddhists and studied in few... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/19)

Sri Lanka on auto pilot
by A. Patabendige Courtesy The Island
Katuwapitiya Church by A. Patabendige ‘The Prince of Paris has lost his shirt and number two has it’. ‘No sir, not I Sir, number three has it" and so it goes on in SL. Sri Lanka is on auto pilot. It has been so for nearly four years. The ‘good governance’ guru and captain cajoled, enticed and fooled a nonentity to join him in 2015 as co-pilot to sail not a fishing boat but the ship of state in 2015. It was a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/19)

Leaked Diplomatic Cable Suggests Saudi Foreknowledge of Sri Lanka Easter Bombings
by Whitney Webb  Courtesy MPN News
New evidence suggests that the government of Saudi Arabia not only had foreknowledge of the brutal bombings (and did nothing to stop them) but may have played a more active and direct role in the bloodshed COLOMBO, SRI LANKA — A leaked Saudi diplomatic memo obtained by Lebanese outlet Alahed News claims that the government of Saudi Arabia had foreknowledge of the Easter bombings that occurred last month in three cities on the island nationof Sri Lanka, killing nearly 300 and wounding over 500 more. The contents of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/19)

US offers support for Sri Lanka’s counter-terrorism efforts
Courtesy Ada Derana
The United States has offered to continue to expand counter-terrorism and maritime and border security cooperation with Sri Lanka. Issuing a joint statement with the government of Sri Lanka on the occasion of the third US-Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue held on Thursday (16), the United States reiterated President Trump’s statement that America stands with Sri Lanka against terrorism and supports Sri Lanka’s counter-terrorism efforts following the horrific Easter Sunday terrorist attacks of April 21. The US-Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue was co-chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Tilak Marapana... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/19)

Gotabaya Rajapaksa confirms presidential run - report
Courtesy Ada Derana
Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, accused by rights groups of war crimes during the final months of Sri Lanka’s long-running civil war a decade ago, has confirmed he plans to run for the presidency in the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks that have shattered the country’s uneasy peace. Rajapaksa, the brother of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, told Al Jazeera that he would stand as a candidate in elections due by late 2019. “Definitely I’m contesting,” Rajapaksa said with a chuckle during an interview in the book-lined study of his home... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/19)

Outside hand suspected in Kuliyapitiya violence
Courtesy Daily Mirror
Daylight in Wayamba gives its residents the opportunity to assess the situation of their neighbourhood, following a grim and fearful start to the holy Vesak week. The Police curfew enforced early Monday (May 13) evening in the North Western  Province however, prevents them from setting about their daily work. Mob violence broke out in several parts of the country on Monday resulting in an islandwide curfew which was lifted  at 4 am yesterday. However the curfew in the North Western province remained, as mosques... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/19)

Cinnamon Grand bomber’s copper factory case takes a new turn
By Piyumi Fonseka Courtesy Daily Mirror
Inside factory where terrorists plotted the Easter Sunday attacks Wellampitiya Police OIC Gamini Senarath Hewawithana had complained to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) early this week demanding an inquiry against Colombo Magistrate Court Judge Priyantha Liyanage over the release on bail of nine employees of the copper factory in Wellampitiya. It was reported that the factory, which belonged to the Cinnamon Grand suicide bomber Inshaf Ahamed, has been used to manufacture the explosives which were used in the April 21st Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/19)

Decade of peace marred by resurgence of terrorism: Gota
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
A decade of peace, which was an occasion worthy of celebration, has been marred by the resurgence of terrorism in Sri Lanka which has impacted all of us once again, former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said. In a message on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the victory over terrorism, Mr. Rajapaksa said several events which were planned to commemorate the anniversary had been postponed due to the terror attacks. “While we had planned several events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the ending of the war against terror,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/19)

Sri Lanka’s Military Defeat of LTTE & Humanitarian Rescue of Tamils kept hostage by LTTE
Sri Lanka’s conflict was no civil or ethnic conflict. The State must address this and make necessary corrections. Sri Lanka’s conflict was terrorist and that is why Sri Lanka’s conflict is termed a Non-International Armed Conflict. The non-state actors were defined as terrorists engaged in acts of terror against the state of Sri Lanka. LTTE killed not only the Sri Lankan military but unarmed civilians that included Sinhalese, Muslims & even Tamils, politicians, Buddhist monks, children, villagers, public servants – in short anyone going against LTTE was killed. LTTE threw the first stone in 1983 with the... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 18/05/19)

VESAK : THE FOREMOST FESTIVAL OF OUR NATION May 18 2019 - Full Moon Poya Day
Dr.Daya Hewapathirane
Vesak has fivefold significance for the people of Sri Lanka.  It marks (1)        the birth, (2)        the attainment of enlightenment, and (3)        the parinibbana or the final passing away of the Buddha, (4)        it signifies the beginning of the Buddhist New Year and (5)        the arrival in Sri Lanka, of Prince Vijaya, the founder of the Sinhala race which is unique to our country. Traditionally, two major types of activities take place in Sri Lanka during Vesak –... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

EASTER SUNDAY BOMB BLAST IN SRI LANKA Part 6
KAMALIKA PIERIS
This essay provides additional information on matters which have been discussed in the earlier essays. We start with the investigations into the Easter Sunday bombings ITEM 1  ‘Praying Mantis’ tells us what the government should have done immediately after the bomb blasts. The government should have immediately imposed an indefinite island-wide curfew, declared a state of emergency, brought the tri-forces and the police out of their barracks and encouraged them to use all available intelligence information . The sympathizers, henchmen, supportive politicians and all those connected even remotely with the bomb... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

It is kind of USA and we thank them.
Sent by Charles S.Perera
U.S. pledges support to Sri Lanka to fight terrorism Article in Economy Next  Friday 17May,2019 We are graeful for the sympathy and concern for Sri Lanka after the ISIS terrorist attack. USA is aware that our Armed Forces have the experience  to deal with terrorism having fought a ruthless home made terrorist group and eliminate terrorism and bring back and maintain and secure our country and the people until about January,2015. ISIS is ofcourse a new experiencee but nevertheless our battle hardened  Armed  Forces are quite capable of adopt itself... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

SRI LANKA: TAKE PRIDE IN BEING A PART OF THIS SINHALA BUDDHIST NATION
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
My motherland – whatever label you may wish to ascribe to it – Sri Lanka, Ceylon, Heladiva, Helabima or Sinhalay, is one of the few countries in the world that has remained intact within the same national borders, as a single political entity or island nation for over 2500 years or a prolonged long period of time. This is not the case with most other countries in the world, where national boundaries have been subject to significant changes in the past. This unique historic island nation has existed as an independent sovereign nation as far... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

Sri Lanka: A Tragic Lesson in Revenge Politics
By Stephen Long, Los Angeles, California Courtesy Asian Tribune
My relationship with the island nation of Sri Lanka began over twenty years ago. At that time, it was engaged in a bloody 30-year civil war that eventually claimed the lives of an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 people. A deadly tsunami had devastated the country on Dec. 26, 2004, and on November 19, 2005, Mahinda Rajapaksa was elected to the first term of his presidency. From his predecessor, Chandrika Kumaratunga, a lady of questionable ethics, Mr. Rajapaksa inherited a country in chaos; it was rife with political corruption, racial,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

MUSLIM TREACHERY & VIOLENCE IN MYANMAR
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
The Muslim community associated with Myanmar or former Burma, known as Rohingya Muslims are not indigenous to Myanmar. They are a relatively recent migrant community of Myanmar. Most of these Muslims are illicit immigrants who migrated from Muslim neighborhood regions of Bengal India during the British colonial period and later from East Pakistan or the present Bangladesh. The Myanmar government s of the past and present  do not consider Rohingya Muslims as legitimate citizens of Myanmar. The people of Myanmar consider the Rohingya people as illegal immigrants. Myanmar’s Muslims account for an estimated 04% of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

Statement by H.E. A.L.A. Azeez, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva
Co-Chairs, Excellencies, Distinguished Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, At the outset, we wish to express our sincere appreciation to the UNDRR and the Government of Switzerland for the effective joint stewardship of the Global Platform.   Since its adoption four years ago we recognize significant developments in the field of Disaster Rick Reduction, especially strategic planning and the use of technological advances. It is satisfying to note that over the last four years, relentless efforts have been taken at national and global levels to ensure that we move away from... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

Risk-sensitive economic planning critical for post-disaster revival
Risk-sensitive economic planning and coherence between climate and disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies are vital in building resilient societies and economies as envisioned by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez stated. He made these remarks addressing the Sixth Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Geneva from 13 to 17 May 2019. Sri Lanka is taking a number of initiatives towards this end, he added, highlighting national measures to establish an online damage and loss assessment system for all sectors in line with international standards, a... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

සමාජ මාධ්‍ය භාවිත කරන බොහෝමයක් උගත්කමින් අඩුයි -ජනපති News
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
සමාජ මාධ්‍ය පිළිබඳව කරන සමීක්ෂණවලදී ඒවා භාවිත කරන්නන්ගෙන් බොහෝමයක් උගත්කමින් පහළ අය බව ජනපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා පවසයි.පොලොන්නරුවේ පැවැති වැඩසටහනකදී ඔහු මේ බව ඊයේ (12දා) ප්‍රකාශ කළේය.“සැමවිටම අධි තාක්ෂණය භාවිත කිරීමේදි, ප්‍රා යෝගික ක්‍රියාකාරිත්වයේදී මිනිසාගේ ප්‍රගමයට භාවිත වීම තමයි අත්‍යාවශ්‍ය වන්නේ. අද සමාජ වෙබ් අඩවි බැලුවොත් මොන තරම් අසත්‍ය දේවල් මොන තරම් ජනතාව නොමග යවන දේවල් අද සමාජ  වෙබ් අඩවි හරහා යනවද?චරිත ඝාතන, නින්දා අපහාස වලින් පිරුණු ලෝකයක් බවට සමාජ වෙබ් අඩවි පත්වෙලා තිබෙනවා. විශේෂයෙන්ම සමාජ මාධ්‍ය පිළිබඳව ගවෙෂණ සමීක්ෂණ කරන අපේ රටේ වගේම ලෝකයේ සෑම රටකම සොයාගෙන තිබෙන්නේ සමාජ වෙබ් අඩවි භාවිත කරන්නන්ගෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

Control emotions even if it's difficult; act patiently and wisely - Mahinda (English)
Courtesy Ceylon Today
https://youtu.be/hQRZxG8PO4A... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

සාම හමුදා ලංකාවට එන්නේ ඒ වෙනුවෙන් නීති පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසින් පනවා ඇති හෙයිනි....
නීතීඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන B.Sc(Col),PGDC(Col)
සමාජ මාධ්‍ය ජාල වසා දැමීමේ යටි අරමුණ ඉස්ලාම් අන්තවාදීන් සොයන මෙහෙයුමෙන්  අතුරුදහන් වූවන් සම්බන්ධයෙන් විදේශීය හමුදා මැදිහත්වීමට සහ ජාත්‍යන්තර යුක්ති අධිකරණයට/International Court Of Justic අවසර ලැබෙන ලංකාවේ නීතිය පිළිබද  සාකච්ඡාව වැළක්වීමද.....? (සාම හමුදා ලංකාවට එන්නේ ඒ වෙනුවෙන් නීති පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසින් පනවා ඇති හෙයිනි....) ඉස්ලාම් ත්‍රස්තවාදය තුරන් කිරීමට කියන වර්තමාන යුධ හමුදා මෙහෙයුම් විදේශීය හමුදා මැදිහත්වීමක් දක්වා දීර්ඝ වන බවත් ජාත්‍යන්තර යුක්ති අධිකරණයේ නඩු විභාගවන වර්තමාන  සමාජ මාධ්‍ය තොරතුරු දැන ගැනීමේ වාරණය ඒ සදහා මාර්ගය පාදා ගැනීමකට උත්සාහයක් බවත් මෙම ලිපියෙන් පෙන්වා දේ. එක්තරා මන්ත්‍රීවරයෙක් හමුදාව මියගිය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

බුද්ධි අංශ තොරතුරු තිබියදීත් වරද්ද ගත්ත ආණ්ඩුව සිද්ධියෙන් පස්සේ කීතැනක වරද්දාගෙන තියෙනවාද?
අද දින පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
අද දින පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් ■             පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රෝහිත අබේගුණවර්ධන මහතා ■             පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ඉන්දික අනුරුද්ධ මහතා ■             පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ඩී. වී. චානක මහතා  පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රෝහිත අබේගුණවර්ධන මහතා බුද්ධි අංශය දුන් තොරතුරු රජයක් ලෙස වගකීමෙන් ඉටු නොකළ හෙයින් මේ ව්‍යවසනයට අපේ රට මුහුණ දෙන්න වුනු බව කවුරුත්පිළිගන්නවා. අගමැති දන්නේ නැහැලු. ජනාධිපතිතුමාට දැනුම් දුන්නේ නැහැලු. කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය දන්නේ නැහැලු. බුද්ධි අංශ තොරතුරු තිබියදීත් වරද්ද ගත්ත ආණ්ඩුව සිද්ධියෙන් පස්සේ කීතැනක වරද්දාගෙන තියෙනවාද? මේ ආන්ඩුව කෙරෙහි ජනතාවට විශ්වසයක් නැති... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

නීතිය මත පාලනයෙන් පොදු ජනතාව බැහැර කරන ඉංග්‍රීසි අන්තවාදය ත්‍රස්තවාදය පෝෂණය කරයිද?
නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන BSc(Col), PGDC(Col)
රාජ්‍යයක් තුළින් ක්‍රියා කරන සියලු තැනැත්තන්, ඔවුන් පොදු හෝ පුද්ගලික තැනැත්තන් වුවත්, ප්‍රසිද්ධියේ සාදන ලද, අනාගතයේ බලපවත්වන සහ උසාවිවලින් ප්‍රසිද්ධියේ පරිපාලනය කරනු ලබන නීතිවලින් බැදී සිටිය යුතු බව සහ ඒවායේ ප්‍රතිලාභවලට හිමිකම් කිව යුතු බව නීතිය මත පාලනය සම්බන්ධ අපරදිග දර්ශනයයි..... “නීතිය නොදැනීම සමාවට කරුණක් නොවන බව” (Ignorantia juris non excusat) පිළිගත් නීති සිද්ධාන්තයකි. එමෙන්ම “තමාගේ නඩුවට තමාටම පෙනී සිටීමට ඇති අයිතිය” ද වර්තමාන ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ මැනවින් ආරක්ෂාකර දී ඇති අයිතියකි. සාධාරණ නඩු විභාගයකදී දෙපාර්ශවයටම එනම් පක්ෂ-විපක්ෂ හෝ පැමිණිල්ල-විත්තිය හෝ පෙත්සම්කරු-වගඋත්තරකරු හෝ පැමිණිල්ල-චූදිත යන දෙපාර්ශවයටම අධිකරණය ඇහුම්කන් දී සිය තීරණය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

PROCLAMATION OF MAY 18.2019 AS “Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day”
SPUR   (Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka Inc) VIC 3170, Australia
Mayor John Tory                                                                              15 May 2019 Mayor Patrick Brown Dear Mayors PROCLAMATION OF MAY 18.2019 AS “Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day” We, as a registered organization of Australians of Sri Lankan origin write to deplore your decision to play the role of  devil dodger of so called Tamil Genocide. Over 2,5 million Tamils still live in Sri Lanka in spite of the deafening genocide cry emitted by the Tamil Tiger supporters and some evasive... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

Confronting evil
Saad Hafiz Courtesy Daily Times
The Islamic State (ISIS)’s otherwise disastrous campaign to attain power can claim one indisputable success. ISIS-linked violence has created chaos, destroyed communal harmony, increased hatred, and made life miserable for people of all faiths. The bloody carnage unleashed by suicide bombers, targeting Christians on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka is a recent example. It has resulted in anti-Muslim riots, call to ban the niqab and burqa, monitoring of mosques, and the deportation of suspected radical clerics. The ruthless attacks by ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other extremist groups, on soft civilian targets like... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

Accused held in Sri Lanka 'suspected handler'
Courtesy DNA
The software engineer suspected by authorities in Sri Lanka of providing technical and logistical support to the suicide bombers of April 21, 2019 attack, was also a suspected handler of two IS operatives arrested by Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) two years back.  Reportedly, Sri Lankan software engineer identified as Aadhil Ameez, a 24-year-old, was link between groups that attacked churches and hotels in Sri Lanka and killed more than 250 people. He was taken into custody on April 25, four days after the attacks.  According to ATS officials, two... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

Cardinal calls on Muslims to shed their cultural differences and integrate
RUWAN LAKNATH JAYAKODY Courtesy Ceylon Today
Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith yesterday (14) called on all Muslims in the country to personally minimise and shed their cultural differences and integrate with the rest of society and the common culture, as one people and citizens of the country. Muslim politicians, should be authentic in their faith and the core values of Islam instead of using religion as a label or for selfish purposes, he added. The Cardinal along with several Buddhist religious leaders, also claimed that regional level leadership of various... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

Court allows to detain two suspects linked to Zahran for 72 hours
Courtesy Adaderana
Kebithigollewa  Magistrate’s Court today granted permission for police to detain for 72 hours and question the two suspects arrested in Horowpathana over their alleged links to terrorist leader Zaharan Hashim. Noor Mohammadu Abdul Rasool and Kana Mohamed Mijam, identified as a Principal and an Acting Principal of two Muslim schools in the area, were arrested last night by the Police Special Task Force (STF) at Paththewa, Horowpathana. https://youtu.be/ba-kY_bQIS8 They are believed to have maintained close links with the leader of National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) Zahran Hashim, the ringleader... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

THE MUSLIMS OF SRI LANKA Part 1
KAMALIKA PIERIS
This essay looks at the main element in Muslim expansion in Sri Lanka, the takeover of land. This is a systematic, calculated take over, and it has been going on for a long time. The money comes from Saudi Arabia. This land grab is part of the silent process of taking over Sri Lanka for Islam. In the mid 1970s, I had a conversation with a fellow passenger on a train. He told me ‘Some one must look at what is going in the villages.  A Muslim comes in, starts a shop, gives... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

Few very serious questions before the nation
Sudath Gunasekara
25. 5.2019 1 Why did the PM directed police to use ICCPR (2Why Two different Laws are invoked, one for Muslims and  another  for Sinhala youths, that has resulted in quicker and more serious punishment. Isn't it a gross discrimination against the majority community ? 2 Why did he took the law in to his hand when there was an acting Minister in charge of the Subject of Defense  Ruwan Wijewardhana legally appointed by the President? 3 why did he made an extraordinary quick visit to the areas affected?... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

OBJECTION TO BILL 104 - DO NOT PASS - REFER TO COMMITTEE
Mahinda Gunasekera  Tambrook Drive, Agincourt, Toronto, Ontario M1W 3L9 Canada
15 May 2019 Honourable Premier Doug Ford, Honourable Cabinet Ministers, Honourable Leaders of the NDP and Liberal Party and  Honourable Members of the Provincial Legislature, OBJECTION TO BILL 104: DO NOT PASS: REFER TO COMMITTEE     I am writing as a Canadian of Sri Lankan Sinhalese origin who has lived in this province for the past 44 years to express our community’s strongest objection to your even considering the subject Bill 104 presented by Mr. Vijay Thanigasalam, MPP for Scarborough... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

SL Death Cult and Political Corruption that created this monster.
By Siri Hewawitharana
I like to put few details re. SL state security apparatus within the war period and also major work that started after the war to create better defense for the SL state.Siri Hewawitharana There were so many engineering talents was helping SL military with signal, satellite and other cyber warfare work since Gotabaya was instrumental in getting the single command structure for all 3 services and the police and he also asked me to help with the Army Research and Development group with command structure and product development. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/19)

American iPhones and Chinese Huawei. -Two giants fighting
Dr Sarath Obeysekera 
Today Americans have blacklisted Chinese Telephone Products from Huawei. Americans claim that Chinese Equipment can spy on them In Sinhala we say “Ape Arraku apitagma Gahanawa” Means our own liquor given to others are turning against us Americans can also spy on people all over the world using their iPhones .Many parts of I ,phones are made in China and they also clone I phones At least one Asian Nation is fighting against the giant American Imperialism In Sri Lanka Americans and Europens are trying... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

His Excellency the globetrotter
Laksiri Warnakula
When the disaster struck on that fateful Easter Sunday, he was away. When the sporadic incidents of communal unrest broke out on the 13th, he was already away or on his way to China. The exact details are irrelevant though. The crux of the matter however is that the skipper by accident or by design doesn’t more often than not happen to be where he should be, which is at the helm to steer his ship towards safety, when it gets into really rough seas. And I, for one, am amazed at his ability... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

කැෆේ සහ පොදුජන පෙරමුණ අතර හමුවක්
මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය  නිදහස් හා සාධාරණ මැතිවරණයක් සඳහා වූ ජනතා ව්‍යාපාරය 
නිදහස් හා සාධාරණ මැතිවරණයක් සඳහා වූ ජනතා ව්‍යපාරය හෙවත් කැෆේ සංවිධානයේ නව අධ්‍යක්ෂ මණ්ඩලය ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ හමුවෙයි. එම පෙරමුණේ සභාපති  ජී. එල් පීරිස් මහතා සහ බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ යන මහත්වරු මෙන්ම එහි ලේකම් නීතිඥ සාගර කාරියවසම් මහතා ඇතුළු ක්‍රියාකාරිකයින් රැසක් මෙම හමුවට එක්ව සිටියහ. කැෆේ සංවිධානය වෙනුවෙන් එහි වැඩබලන විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ අහමඩ් මනාස් මහතා සහ අධ්‍යක්ෂිකා සුරංගී ආරියවංශ මහත්මිය මෙන්ම  එහි අධ්‍යක්ෂවරුන් වන අරවින්ද ඉන්ද්‍රජිත්, නිරෝෂන පීරිස් හා ශෂික මාදිවල යන මහත්වරු  මේ සඳහා සහභාගි වී සිටියහ.  වත්මන් රජය සහ අනිකුත් පාර්ශව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

Civilians trapped between Sri Lanka's army and the Tamil Tigers in todays BBC news
Sri Lanka News
All, We do not know why the BBC has put this article with videos in today's news. It has 5 short stories which try to make Sri Lanka look bad. Viz. They talk about mass graves without saying that the tests showed the bodies were over 4-500 years old. We should have as many people as possible write into BBC as to what is the truth of matters. It appears to be an effort to make Sri Lanka look bad to the international community at a time when all the attention is on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

Proclamation of May 18, 2019 as "Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day"
National joint committee. srilanka 231, Kirula Road, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka. 
16th May 2019 Dear Mayors John Tory and Mayor Patrick Brown, Re: Proclamation of May 18, 2019 as "Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day" National Joint Committee on behalf of  all peace loving citizen of Sri Lanka wish to strongly protest against your intention to proclaim 18th of May 2019 as the “Tamil Genocide Remembrance day” because genocide was not committed by the government of Sri Lanka when it defeated the LTTE on 19th of May 2009. The second mandate... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

History proves BBS was correct- Hiru TV Salakuna EP 05 | Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero | 2015-08-24
Hiru TV
https://youtu.be/EOMgtmPdeWk... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

We Sri Lankans have the memory of a fish ……
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/03/15/our-memory-is-short-like-the-momory-of-a-fish/ It is republish again with few additions OUR MEMORY IS SHORT LIKE THE MOMORY OF A FISH …….. Posted on March 15th, 2016 Lankaweb Dr Sarath Obeysekera They say that fish keep going around the tank wall because he forgets where he was  >>>>> > We Sri Lankans are also like fish January 2015 people were fed with information about nepotism and corruption –Now forgotten Millions in Dubai –now forgotten Sunday leader’s murder –Forgotten ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

Sri Lankan army probes possible additional militant groups
By KRISHAN FRANCIS | Associated Press | Courtesy Stars and Stripes
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka  — Sri Lanka's army chief said Thursday that other groups of Islamic militants could be operating in the country independent of the one that carried out Easter Sunday bomb attacks. "There could be other groups, definitely," Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake said. "To what extent are they offensive, what is the equipment they carry, what is the time frame, who are their handlers, these are all matters under discussion," he said. More than 250 people were killed in coordinated... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

IMF: too early to assess Sri Lanka economic damage from Easter bombings
Courtesy Reuters
COLOMBO (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday it was holding its forecast for Sri Lanka’s 2019 economic growth at 3.5% in spite of devastating Easter bombings, saying it was too early to assess financial damage.FILE PHOTO: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo is seen outside the headquarters building in Washington, U.S., as IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde meets with Argentine Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas The April 21 bombings, which killed more than 250 people in churches and hotels and were claimed by Islamic State, have scared... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

Sri Lanka's hotels, beaches, eateries now empty of tourists
By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Courtesy fox business
In this Friday, May 10, 2019, photo, the 17th century built Dutch fort, which was a popular tourist site, stands empty in Galle, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka was the Lonely Planet guide’s top travel destination for 2019, but since the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and luxury hotels, foreign tourists have fled. More than 250 people, including 45 foreigners mainly from China, India, the U.S. and the U.K., died in the Islamic State group-claimed blasts. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena) https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/sri-lankas-hotels-beaches-eateries-now-empty-of-tourists Sipping fresh coconut water while sunbathing on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

President Sirisena’s unfulfilled promises Ignoring security
By Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha Courtesy Ceylon Today
It is not surprising that security scarcely figures in Maithripala Sirisena’s manifesto. He talks about food security and energy security, which are of course both most desirable, but their promotion by government must come after the provision of physical security, which is its first and foremost obligation. But we had obtained this, irreversibly it seemed, with the destruction in 2009 of the LTTE and the lifting of the terror that had shrouded us in darkness for a quarter of a century. So when Sirisena talked of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

Notes to the People “Four Wasted Years”: A Balance Sheet of Good Governance
By Sumanasiri Liyanage Courtesy Ceylon Today
Political parties often times come to power making promises. As one of the TV advertisements says, politicians can avoid the blame by saying that they give “promises” but not “guarantees”. The so-called Yahapalana Government came to power on 8 January 2015. Parliamentary democracies seem to believe that a four or a five-year term is an adequate time to draw a balance sheet and to give once again a chance to the voters to revalidate their decision. A couple of weeks ago, the Annual Report of the Central Bank of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

Police concerned over fate of Wellampitiya OIC
NIRANJALA ARIYAWANSHA Courtesy Ceylon Today
Many top ranking Police officials have raised concerns over granting bail to nine suspects linked to the Easter Sunday bombings by Colombo Additional Magistrate, Priyantha Liyanage against opposition raised by the Wellampitiya Police and blaming the Officer-In-Charge of the Wellampitiya Police, Gamini Hewavithana for giving bail to suspects who were working at a copper factory belonging to one of the suicide bombers. They claim that at a crucial juncture such as this, where the armed forces are striving to eliminate terrorism in the country, it is not correct for the Judiciary... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

Extremism feeds extremism - Ali Sabry
Courtesy Adaderana
President’s Counsel Ali Sabry says that the number of members in terrorist leader Zahran Hashim’s group grew significantly following the ethnic clashes in March last year and that this goes to show extremism feeds extremism. He said Zahran’s terrorist group had only 20-25 members in the past, but after last year’s unfortunate clashes in Digana a large number of youths had joined them and this has been confirmed through statements. https://youtu.be/V1x2jCUIxUM “What does this show? Extremism feeds extremism. Terrorism feeds terrorism,” he said. He made these... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

Bathiudeen called me when Easter attack suspect was arrested - Army Commander (English)
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/oAJvSK1Blak... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

No police curfew today
Courtesy Adaderana
Police curfew will not be imposed on any part of the country today (16) over the prevailing peaceful situation in the country, said Police Media Spokesperson. Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekera made mentioned this at a media briefing held today. https://youtu.be/0DuMlXDM4io He further stated that no violent incidents have been reported in North Western Province and Gampaha police divisions as of yet. The Police do expect to impose a curfew tonight as the security forces have consolidated the security in the island through security mission... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

Rishad called me thrice over suspect of Dehiwala bombing – Army Commander
Courtesy Adaderana
The Commander of Sri Lanka Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, states that Minister Rishad Bathiudeen had called him three times over an arrest of a suspect linked to the Dehiwala bombings on Easter Sunday. https://youtu.be/EgtpUN7-YfQ The Army Commander revealed this today (16) at a press conference, answering a question raised by a journalist regarding a point in the non-confidence motion against Bathiudeen. Referring to a statement made to a newspaper on May 5th that the Minister attempted to influence the Army Commander into releasing a suspect arrested over... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

CID finds 17 safe house and 7 training camps of terrorists
The persons responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks had been running 17 safe houses and 07 training centers for the suicide bombers, Ruwan Gunasekera, the Police Media Spokesman, said on Wednesday. Accordingly, training workshops for terrorist activities have been conducted in camps discovered in Wanathavilluwa, Hambantota, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Aruppola, Kattankudy, and Valaichenai areas. https://youtu.be/bpHTj1XTs3A The safety houses of the terrorists were located in Negombo, Katuwapitiya, Panadura, Sarkikamulla, St. Anthony’s Road in Kollupitiya, Tropos Road in Mount Lavinia, Wanathawilluwa, Wattala Enderamulla, Mayura Place in Wellawatte, Sainthamarudhu 09, Malwana, Thihariya, Kalagedihena, Kochchikade Daluwakotuwa,... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

No-Confidence motion against Rishad presented to Speaker
Courtesy Adaderana
The No-Confidence motion against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen has been handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya a short while ago, stated MP Udaya Gammanpila. The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Leader stated that the motion has been signed by nearly sixty-six parliamentarians including the MPs of the Opposition. https://youtu.be/pPz0ZOiPuYk MP Shehan Semasinghe stated that they will request the Speaker to immediately fix a date for the debate of the relevant motion. https://youtu.be/rcPHgng0Zp8 The no-confidence motion against the Minister of Industry & Commerce, Resettlement of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

Under whose orders did attackers come in bikes & buses to attack Muslim shops 3 weeks after EasterSunday bombings in Sri Lanka?
Is there proof beyond reasonable doubt that the attacks on 13/14 May 2019 in various parts of North Central/Western province was by Sinhalese? Were the attacks a form of collective guilt that Germans suffered after end of World War 2 when Allies treated all Germans as guilty as Hitler? But then why did ‘attackers’ come in bikes & busloads with SWORDS if they are supposed to be from the area? Who sent these bikes & buses of attackers? The narrative is usually written by the usual culprits whose paymasters expect them to tow the usual majority-minority slogan and occasions like... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

The gratitude Sinhala Buddhists get from its minorities
In a disillusioned world where false flags and fake news gains momentum daily, it’s not surprising that distortions are taking place. Iraq was destroyed based on a false weapons of mass destruction propaganda, Libya, from the most developed country in North Africa, is in ruins today after promising ‘liberation’ from a dictator but not getting it, hired mercenaries and trained rebels have ruined Syria and we can give enough & more examples of how lies have been promoted and accepted and it is in this same context we must highlight the newest lie to claim Sri Lanka is not a... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

West killing Islamic ‘terrorists’ it created. Islamic terrorists volunteering to get killed
Something is not right. While 57 of the 68 foreign terrorist groups banned by US are Islamic and all having some link or the other to each other as well as an underlying link to Western governments & their intelligence. According to the Global Terrorism Index 2018 compiled by the Institute for Economics & Peace the majority of the 169 terrorist groups are Islamic. Of the 68 foreign terrorist organizations banned by US – 57 are Islamic. Ironically or coincidentally, the West declares ‘war on terror’ in every country these Islamic terrorists wage terror in. However, the terrorists are never... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 16/05/19)

Abolish the presidential system of government: Friday Forum. Why? Is it the mother of all evils? - II
By Rohana R. Wasala
(Please bear with me, Readers. In the following sentence from Part I: “Most of the observations these reputed intellectuals make through this statement about the failures of governance that facilitated the recent attacks on some mosques and hotels (in Negambo, Colombo and Baticaloa) are generally correct;….”, the word ‘mosques’ is a slip of the pen. The word I intended was ‘churches’. Readers are sure to have understood this from the context. I sincerely regret the error. Thank you) Apparently pious, but really insincere proposal FF’s apparently pious, but really insincere,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

The Making of Islamic Extremism-
Dr D. Chandraratna
We need to examine the making of Islamic extremism now so that precautionary measures can be taken to avert future catastrophe/s.  Before you venture into rehabilitating the yesterday's terrorist the government must start a conversation with those who have studied the problem to identify well in advance before they strike in order to guarantee the security of citizens. Islamic terrorist is different from other terrorists like the LTTE suicide cadre where the lower rank recruit is brainwashed to become the martyr for a cause for which he even lacks first hand experience. The Islamic terrorist/... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

Ramazan and our Responsibilities
By A. Abdul Aziz.
(Given below is an excerpt of the Friday Sermon delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Supreme Head of the world-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam, on 10th May, 2019, at ‘BaithulFuthuh’, London, U.K. gave a discourse on Ramazan and our Responsibilities. Ahmadiyya Supreme Head recited Holy Qur’an - verses 184-187 of Surah al-Baqarah and then stated: The translation of these verses is as follows: “O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may become righteous i.e.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

Sri Lanka – Candidate for a New NATO Base?
Peter Koenig Courtesy Countercurrents.org
Sri Lanka, Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019: More than half a dozen bomb blasts shook the country killing from 250 to more than 350 people. Depending on who counts, the death toll varies. The devastation took place in in several catholic churches and luxury hotels. Other explosions, including from – what they say – are suicide bombers, have since killed another several dozens of people. Many are children, women – christen worshippers. Why the luxury hotels? Western (Christian) tourists? Yesterday, another explosion ripped through a suspicious building, killing 18,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe, attends the 22nd Session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) ඇමති සුජීව සේනසිංහ, සංවර්ධනය සඳහා වූ විද්‍යා හා තාක්ෂණ කොමිසමෙහි 22 වන සැසියට එක්වේ.
Ministry Of Science , Technology & Research 
ස්විට්සර්ලන්තයේ ජිනීවා නුවරදී පැවැත්වෙන සංවර්ධනය සඳහා වූ විද්‍යා හා තාක්ෂණ කොමිසමෙහි (CSTD) 22 වන සැසිය සඳහා විද්‍යා, තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍ය සුජීව සේනසිංහ මහතා ඇතුළු නියෝජිත පිරිසක් සහභාගී වී සිටියි. මෙම සැසිය 2019 මැයි 13 සිට 17 දක්වා පැවැත්වේ. සංවර්ධනය සඳහා වූ විද්‍යා හා තාක්ෂණ කොමිසම, ආර්ථික සහ සමාජීය කවුන්සිලයේ (ECOSOC) සහ එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සංවර්ධනය සඳහා වූ විද්‍යා, තාක්ෂණ සහ නවෝත්පාදන නාභීය ලක්ෂ්‍යයෙහි අනුබද්ධ ආයතනයකි. ක්‍රමෝපායික සැලසුම් සකස් කිරීම උගත් පාඩම් සහ මනා පිළිවෙත් බෙදා හදාගැනීම, ආර්ථිකයේ, පරිසරයේ සහ සමාජයේ ප්‍රධාන ක්ෂේත්‍රයන්හි විද්‍යා, තාක්ෂණ සහ නවෝත්පාදන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

අගමැතිතුමාගේ මුලික ප්‍රශ්නයවෙලා තියෙන්නේ ප්‍රතිත්‍රස්ත පනත ගේන එකයි. ප්‍රතිත්‍රස්ත පනත ගෙනාවොත් දවල පත්‍රිකාව ගෙනාවා වගේ තත්ත්වයක් මේ රටේ ඇති වෙනවා.
අද (21) පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
අද (21) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු නියෝජිතයින්   පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්තී ලක්ෂ්මන් යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා ,පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී  අනුර ප්‍රියදර්ශන යාපා මහතා, පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී එස්. එම්. චන්ද්‍රසේන මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්තී ලක්ෂ්මන් යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා  රටේ නොසන්සුන්තාවය ඇති වෙලා මසකට ආසන්නයි. නමුත් තවමත් රට අස්ථාවරයි. මේ වෙනකල් නොසන්සුන්තාවය පාලනය කර ගන්න රජයට හැකි වුනේ නැහැ. කිසියිම් තැනක සිද්ධියක් වුනු හැටියේ පොලිස් ඇදිරිනීතිය දානවා. ඊට පස්සේ රට පුරාම පොලිස් ඇදිරි නීතිය දානවා. අවසානයේ කිසිම ප්‍රතිඵලයක් නැති දිගින් දිගටම සිද්ධින් වාර්තා වෙන්න අරන් තියෙන්නේ. යම් සිද්ධියක් ඇති වුනාම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

Malcolm "the Cardinal" in the Middle
Walter Rajaratne Sydney 
His holiness Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the bishop of Colombo is the man of the moment. At the most decisive time when the country needed a voice of sanctity,  he delivered. And, delivered in no uncertain terms that doused the heat that was running at volcanic molten lava scale when the majority Sinhalese would have unleashed their wrath and venom, in reminiscent of the July 83, on Muslims. His name is deservedly proposed as a nominee to the coveted Noble peace prize which would undoubtedly challenge any other similar feat anywhere in the world ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

Identifying Some Threats to our Civilization, our Freedom and the Menace of the ‘New World Order’
Priyantha Hettige 
Setting The Scene: Threats to us and our survival For true freedom, people need transparency in all things. The fact is, for democracy (and freedom) to survive we need good information; we need to understand. When government hides things or give us false information, our freedom is diminished. In fact, there are so many things we are not told. For how much longer can human civilization survive? For seventy years we have been living under the shadow of nuclear war.  Several times, we humans have come extremely close to final nuclear... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

Political hypocrisy
Dr Sarath Obeysekera 
It is sad to see how politicians behave.Some government ministers and MP’s were criticising the Leader for running away from the country during the most needed times in the country  Yesterday when I saw TV clippings I saw two prominent ministers sitting in a meeting with our  president during the discussion with Chinese President Conference is supposed to be about Asian Culture. Why does a minister of justice and another prominent minister from east was also sitting in such  meeting !! Statements made by The Eminent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

Exemplary. Minister and a honourable politician Mr Athulathmudali
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
When I see how government ministers and opposition politicians and politically motivated artists  express various views indirectly supporting and even abetting terrorism  and also tend to interfere in police actions against wrongdoers in various areas ,I feel sad that we lost leader like Athulathmudali who would have act differently. In eighties one of his nephew was arrested by police for active involvement In JVP  activities and kept in Panagoda camp His father who was a ex military office met me after coming from UK to try to get him released. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

Sri Lanka situation 'under control' after anti-Muslim riots
Courtesy Mail Online
+1 Muslim-owned shops and businesses were targetted by rioters in Sri Lanka's North-West Province Sri Lankan authorities said Wednesday they had the situation "under control" after mosques and Muslim-owned shops and businesses were targetted in a violent backlash after the Easter Sunday terror attacks. A second overnight curfew imposed nationwide ensured there was no repeat of Monday's violence against the Muslim minority, who make up some 10 percent of Sri Lanka's population of 21 million. Many Muslims have been bracing for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

Is Sri Lanka Really a Victim of China’s ‘Debt Trap’?
Sri Lanka’s debt crisis and Chinese loans – separating myth from reality.
By Umesh Moramudali
Sri Lanka is often portrayed as a country that fell into a debt trap as a result of public investment projects financed by China. One such investment project was Hambantota port, which was leased to China Merchant Port Holdings Limited (CM Port) for 99 years for $1.12 billion in 2017. This project is largely the reason as why Sri Lanka is widely cited as a clear example of getting trapped in Chinese debt and being forced to hand over assets with national and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

New challenges of global terrorism
G Parthasarathy Courtesy The Hindu
Watch out: There is distinct possibility of ISIS attempting to take advantage of the Rohingya refugee crisis The people of Sri Lanka have shown courage, wisdom and resilience in recovering from the traumatic effects of the country’s brutal ethnic conflict between 1983 and 2010. An estimated 47,000 Tamil civilians, 27,000 LTTE members, 50,000 Sinhala civilians, 23,790 Sri Lankan soldiers and 1,500 members of the Indian Peace Keeping Force laid down their lives, during the conflict. The Sri Lankan ethnic conflict, however, did not affect the lives of “Indian... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

Sri Lanka to receive Chinese military aid
Jon Grevatt, Bangkok - Jane's Defence Weekly
China has agreed to provide aid worth USD14 million to Sri Lanka to procure Chinese-made counter-insurgency equipment, it was announced on 14 May. The funding – pledged during Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit to Beijing – is intended to boost the capability of Sri Lanka’s security forces, the president’s media division said. China has also agreed to provide Sri Lanka’s police force with 150 vehicles, it added. The donations were pledged less than a month after Sri Lanka endured a series of suicide bombings, which... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

Sri Lanka Says Hardline Buddhist Groups Likely Behind Anti-Muslim Attacks
Courtesy VOA
COLOMBO —  Sri Lanka said on Wednesday hardline Buddhist groups were likely to blame for a wave of anti-Muslim riots that swept the island this week in apparent retaliation for Easter bombings by Islamist militants. The April 21 attacks, claimed by Islamic State, targeted churches and hotels, killing more than 250 people and fueling fears of a backlash against the nation's minority Muslims. In the anti-Muslim unrest that started Sunday, mobs moved through towns in Sri Lanka's northwest, ransacking mosques, burning Korans and attacking shops with... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

පොදු ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකත්වයක් උදෙසා මුස්ලිම් ජන සමාජයේ යුතුකම? - යුතුකම මාධ්‍ය හමුව [Video]
යුතුකම මාධ්‍ය හමුව 2019-05-09
මුස්ලිම් ජන සමාජයේ යුතුකම?ගෙවිඳු කුමාරතුංග https://www.facebook.com/yuthukama/videos/439840123512640/ https://www.facebook.com/yuthukama/videos/439840123512640/?v=439840123512640... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

අධිවේගී මාර්ගය - කෙටි කතාව
ලසන්ත වික්‍රමසිංහ උපුටා ගැන්ම  යුතුකම සංවාද කවය
කුස්සියෙන් එළියක් පෙනෙන නිසා අම්මා පාන්දරම අවදි වී ඉඳි ආප්ප තම්බන බව නුවන්ට වැටහුණි. නිදිගැට කඩාදමමින් කුස්සියට ගිය නුවන් කළයෙන් වතුර ස්වල්පයක් ගෙන කට සෝදා පිළිකන්නේ මිදුලට විසි කළේය. අම්මා ඉඳි ආප්ප  වංගෙඩිය තෙරපවමින් ඉදි ආප්ප වට්ටි මතට කවාකාර රැළි එකතු කරමින් උන්නාය.  "කෝ දෙන්න ඕක. අම්මා සම්බෝල ටික හදන්නකො" "තව ටිකක් නිදා ගන්න පුතේ. මට පුලුවන් මේක කරලා දාන්න. ඉදි ආප්ප 700ක් එපා, 300ක් ඇති කියලා මුදලාලි කිව්වා. තව ටිකයි වක්කරන්න තියෙන්නේ" “දැන් මේ පාරෙ වැඩ කරන මිනිස්සු එන්නෙ නැති නිසා උදේට ඉදි ආප්ප යනවා අඩු ඇති" කියූ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

තවමත් අවංක ජේවීපීකාරයන් රටේ සිටී නම් මේ විවෘත ලිපිය ඔවුන්ටය.
ඉසුරු ප්‍රසංග යුතුකම සංවාද කවය
ප්‍රධාන ප්‍රශ්නය ඔබේ ජාතික ලැයිස්තුව තුළ ත්‍රස්තවාදියෙකු සිටීම නොවේ. එය නොදන්නාකම නිසා වූ අතපසුවීමක් යැයි මොහොතකට සිතමු. එහෙත් එදා පටන් කිසිදු මුස්ලිම් අන්තවාදයක් රටේ නැතැයි කියමින්, නැති බෞද්ධ අන්තවාදයකට පහර දෙමින් ඔබේ පක්ෂය අනුගමනය කළ පිළිවෙත කුමක්ද? මුස්ලිම් අන්තවාදයට නොනවත්වා මතවාදීආරක්ෂාව සැපයීම ත්‍රස්තවාදියෙකු ජාතික ලැයිස්තුවේ තබාගෙන සිටීමට වඩා අතිශයින් විනාශකාරීය. සියල්ල සක්සුදක් සේ හෙළිදරව් වී තිබියදී පවා ත්‍රස්ත ප්‍රහාර වළක්වා ගැනීමට බැරිවූ වැඩ බැරි පාලකයන්ට දැන් බැණ වැදීමෙන් පලක් නැත. වැඩ බැරි දාසලාට රට ගොදුරු කිරීම වෙනුවෙන් ඔබේ නායකයා රටට කී බොරු කන්දරාව මඳකට සිහියට නඟාගන්න. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

Rajapaksa ‘not satisfied’ with govt’s decisions and actions so far
Courtesy Adaderana
Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa says he is not at all satisfied with most of the decisions and actions taken so far by the Government following the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks. According to a statement issued by his Media Secretary, taking decisions relating to the present situation prevailing in the country is the responsibility of the President, the Prime Minister and the Cabinet of Ministers.  “The Leader of the Opposition can only perform the task of the opposition in Parliament.” He can move resolutions and express his views in Parliament on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

Another major suspect in Easter attacks arrested (English)
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/ueA6bOYyGSo... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

Kingsbury bomber’s aide wanted by police arrested
Courtesy Adaderana
The police have arrested a wanted suspect who had allegedly assisted the suicide bomber at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo to purchase a white-coloured van, used by the bomber at St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade to arrive at the location. The Criminal Investigation Department had carried out extensive investigations into this van in question and managed to find out links between Mohamed Assam Mohamed Mubarak, the bomber at the Kingsbury Hotel, and another person to who had aided Mubarak to purchase the vehicle and to renew its passenger seats. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

Who Was behind Sri Lanka’s Easter Terrorist Attacks?
To millions of Sri Lankans the Easter Sunday tragedy must have seemed a nightmare come true, a frightening déjà vu of the rampant violence this island nation has known for thirty years of LTTE terror (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam). The horrific attacks in which estimated 253 lost their lives and many hundreds were wounded signaled that the decade’s calm that prevailed after LTTE’s 2009 destruction by Sri Lanka’s Army is over. What Went Wrong? At the time, victory over the LTTE inspired confidence and heady optimism. A 2012 defense seminar in Colombo (in which two... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

The hands of the SL Human Rights Commission, foreign funded NGOs/HR activists are all tainted in blood of Easter Day victims
On 21st April 2019 Islamic suicide bombers struck at 8 venues instantly killing some 250 plus people and injuring over 800 some of whom have succumbed to their wounds. Some 36 foreigners have also perished. Foreigners or locals – innocent people were targeted and the tragedy is that intel reports were received since 4th April 2019 giving even the targeted venues. So the question is not whose fault it was but to realize that intel sent went into incompetent hands of people who were not suited for their roles and lacked knowledge in how to handle the situation because the... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

Cardinal Ranjith denies Catholic involvement in Lanka anti-Muslim riots
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 14 (newsin.asia): The head of the Catholic church in Sri Lanka, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, told newspersons here on Tuesday, that the clashes in the North-Western Provinces have no religious nuances and that the attacks on Muslim properties appear to have been carried out by political and not religious elements. “What we see is more a political crisis where certain political parties and their agents at the base level have run out of control and they go and attack these people unnecessarily. I don’t think there are religious nuances,” the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

Invisible hand with political motives behind violence: Clergy
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
An invisible hand with political motives is behind the violence reported from the North-Western Province and in Minuwangoda, the Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith and Ven. Ittapane Dhammalankara Mahanayaka Thera told a news conference today. The Thera said it was clear that some invisible hand had misled the people two days ago. “People acted with restraint after the Easter Sunday's Bomb blasts. They were calm for about two weeks after the incident on April 21. However, the sudden eruption of violence makes it clear that there is an invisible hand misleading... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

The hands of the SL Human Rights Commission, foreign funded NGOs/HR activists are all tainted in blood of Easter Day victims
On 21st April 2019 Islamic suicide bombers struck at 8 venues instantly killing some 250 plus people and injuring over 800 some of whom have succumbed to their wounds. Some 36 foreigners have also perished. Foreigners or locals – innocent people were targeted and the tragedy is that intel reports were received since 4th April 2019 giving even the targeted venues. So the question is not whose fault it was but to realize that intel sent went into incompetent hands of people who were not suited for their roles and lacked knowledge in how to handle the situation because the... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 15/05/19)

Easter attacks and geopolitical conflict over Sri Lanka
by Asoka Bandarage
Sri Lanka has been convulsed since the nine coordinated suicide-bomb attacks against Christian churches and five-star hotels on Easter Sunday. More than 250 people lost their lives and many others were injured on that fateful day. More terrorist suspects and vast amounts of explosives and equipment continue to be found in mosques, factories and homes across the country. People are afraid to leave their homes and children are not going to school. After having defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), “the most lethal and well organizedterrorist organization in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/05/19)

VITAL POLICY ACTIONS TO AVOID RACIAL/ ETHNICAL AND RELIGIOUS CONFLICTS IN SRI LANKA
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
After the Easter Sunday attacks in Catholic Churches and Tourist Hotels in Colombo and Suburban areas, it seems that various comments and policy ideas have been published in media during the past several weeks. Many of publications were in the English language which attracted only a few readers and listeners.  The history of racial/ethnical and religious problems in Sri Lanka goes back to centuries and the major reason for conflicts and differences could be considered as isolate and separate living of ethnical and religious groups in ghettos. In Sri Lanka people in racial/ ethnic, religious... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/05/19)

Abolish the presidential system of government: Friday Forum. Why? Is it the mother of all evils? - I
By Rohana R. Wasala
Introduction The question in the title is relevant to the current crisis in Sri Lanka. The sudden (actually, it was not sudden, it was years in the making, as it shockingly transpires now) incursion of ISIS terror is the only significant ‘foreign direct investment’ that the Yahapalana government has attracted, that too, at the tail end of its tenure. It could be good for its own unwelcome survival, but it is going to be unimaginably deadly and disastrous for one of the most peaceful and cultured nations of the world, if it... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/05/19)

BRING NO CONFIDENCE MOTION AGAINST THE ENTIRE GOVERNMENT
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
The current political situation in Sri Lanka arguably becoming extremely complex and convoluted by the hour.  The majority of Sri Lankans have expressed their lack of confidence in the government since the Good Friday attack. In spite of government assurances, the parents are refusing to send their loving children to schools.  The shopkeepers are reluctant to resume their businesses for fear of reprisals.  The workforce reluctant to report for work.  The management of most companies have remained closed  due to lack of work force, reduction of incoming sales orders or cancellation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/05/19)

MUSLIM VIOLENCE AGAINST BUDDHISTS IN THAILAND
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
Buddhists account for about 95% of the population of Thailand and most foreigners refer to it as the “Land of Yellow Robes”. Buddhism has been the established ‘religion’ or spiritual force in Thailand for many centuries, according to some historic sources, since the 9th century, and therefore has had a marked influence on the lives of the people of Thailand. Buddhism has been the main spring from which flow its culture and philosophy, its art and literature, its ethics and morality, and many of its folkways and festivals. There are more than... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/05/19)

ඉස්ලාම් අන්තවාදය ගොඩනැගුනණු හැටි | Talk With Chatura (Full Episode)
Talk with Chatura
https://youtu.be/TbCtY1uGKHQ නාරා ටී අරුණ්කාන්තන් සමස්ත ලංකා හින්දු සම්මේලනයේ සභාපතිවරයායි, අප්‍රේල් 21 වනදා බෝම්බ ප්‍රාහාරය එල්ලවීමට ප්‍රථම එම ත්‍රස්ත ක්‍රියා සම්බන්දව හින්දු ජනතාව බොහෝ තොරතුරු ලබා දී ඇත,ඔවුන්ට එහීදී තොරතුරු සන්නිවේදනය සදහා ඔවුන් කතාකරන දමිළ බස ඉවහල් වී ඇත,ඔවුන් කියන්නේ රටේ වෙනදේවල් ඇත්තටම දනගන්න දමිළ බස ඉගෙනගන්න කියායි, නැගෙනහිර පලාතේ සිදුවන අන්තවාදී ආක්‍රමණය නිසාවෙන් දැනටමත් කෝවිල් 18 කට වැඩි ප්‍රමාණයක් මෙමෙ ආක්‍රමණයට නතුව ඇති බව පවසන ඔහු මේ රටේ බහුතර ජනයා සමග සුහදව ජීවත්විය නොහැකි නම් ලෝකයේ වෙනත් කිසිදු රටක ජීවත්විය නොහැකි බවද පවසයි. මෙමෙ වැඩසටහන තුලදී ඔහු නැගෙනහිර ආන්ඩුකාර හිස්බුල්ලා ගැන පලමුවරට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/05/19)

Unite to defeat terrorism and save Sri Lanka
BEN SILVA 
According to scientific theory, the universe evolved from a  “big bang “ and not a creation of god. There is theory, mathematics and scientific evidence to support the ‘big bang’   theory.Science is continuously evolving and scientists reject theories that do not agree with evidence. Scientists can challenge each other and very few theories remain the same over time. There is no evidence of a god. Scientists also say life evolved from organic molecules and their theory is supported by evidence. However theories on  the origin of life are not conclusive. According to science, using DNA evidence,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/05/19)

Neither Tamil LTTE Nor Muslim Islam Terror Has No Place in Sri Lanka
Prof. Hudson McLean
Call Spade a Spade! Sudden burst of Muslim fundamentalism leading to Terror did not spring over-night! More Devastation Using High Technology-in-the-Air! Both Literally & Metaphorically! Muslim Islamism has been spreading its murderous seeds of radicalism seriously since 9/11.  Single terrorist attacks took place in Brussels, London, several EU cities The Madrasses in Bangladesh supported by wealthy Muslims in several Middle East countries, and even banks, have been funding "sleeper units" to Singapore, Philippines, Sri Lanka, for many years.  The take-over of Maldives was done with... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/05/19)

Way of deviating our minds from Terrorism to Sex before all the Politicians tighten the nut ( screw) on us ……..
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
These articles were found in the papers today .It was an interesting subject rather than lamenting about Terrorists who are eagerly waiting to go to heaven to have sex!   (for a change ) Youngsters and grownups in Sri Lanka go on strike to protect their rights by protesting in the  streets or work “to rule” . In Georgia they have a novel way of fighting to protect their rights . In the article further below Russians who are almost close neighbours and partners during Soviet Era with Georgians have a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/05/19)

රිෂාඞ් බදියුදින්ට එරෙහි විශ්වාසභංගයට බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ විරුද්ධ උණා ද ?
ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය ප‍්‍රකාශනය
රිෂාඞ් බදියුදින් අමාත්‍යවරයාට එරෙහිව විශ්වාසභංග යෝජනාවක් ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා විරුද්ධත්වය පල කළ බවට ප‍්‍රචාරය වන අදහසෙහි කිසිදු සත්‍යතාවක් නොමැති බව ඉතා වගකීමෙන් ප‍්‍රකාශ කරමි. අද උදෑසන පැවැති ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂයේ පක්ෂ නායක රැුස්වීමේ දී ඉහත කාරණාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් කරුණු සාකච්ඡුාවට ගෙන ඇති නමුත් එහි දී රිෂාඞ් බදියුදින් අමාත්‍යවරයාට එරෙහිව විශ්වාසභංග යෝජනාවක් ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා වාචිකව හෝ ඉගියකින් හෝ කිසිදු ආකාරයක විරුද්ධත්වයක් ප‍්‍රකාශ කර නොමැත. එබැවින් බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා විසින් විශ්වාසභංග යෝජනාවට විරුද්ධත්වය පල කළ බවට පැතිර යන අසත්‍ය ප‍්‍රකාශය ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ තරයේ ප‍්‍රතික්ෂේප කරන බව සිහිපත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/05/19)

Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) and National Freedom Front (NFF) wont support that Candidate
By Methmalie Dissanayake
Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Leader and Parliamentarian Udaya Prabhath Gammanpila yesterday (13) said, both the PHU and National Freedom Front (NFF) would not support any politician that obtains support from Western Province Governor Azath Salley and Minister Rishad Bathiudeen to form a Government at future Elections. He made this remark during a Media briefing. Gammanpila said, “After analyzing the information we have received, we found that two politicians have direct links with the spread of extremism in the country. They are Salley and Bathiudeen. We have enough evidence to prove that.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/05/19)

Xi: China supports Sri Lanka in counteracting terrorism
Courtesy CGTN
Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized that the Chinese government and people stand firmly with the Sri Lankan people and resolutely support Sri Lanka in safeguarding its national security and stability. President Xi made the remarks while meeting with his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday in Beijing. Both sides need to maintain the high-level dialogue regularly, promote cooperation in jointly building the Belt and Road, facilitate law-enforcement and security cooperation, and enhance cooperation against non-traditional security threats, Xi said. The Chinese president said he believes Sri Lanka will show its... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/05/19)

Twenty-Six MPs sign no confidence motion against Bathiudeen
Courtesy Adaderana
Twenty-six parliamentarians have added their signatures to a no-confidence motion against Minister of Industry & Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Co-operative Development and Vocational Training & Skills Development Rishad Bathiudeen. https://youtu.be/g9LFuegE7Ms However, a final decision on the motion will be taken by the Joint Opposition at their group meeting scheduled to be held tomorrow (15). MP Athuraliye Rathana Thero stated that a no-confidence motion would be brought against Minister Bathiudeen and the Chief Prelates of the Malwathu-Asgiri chapters were informed with this regard yesterday (13). ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/05/19)

Islandwide police curfew from 9 pm
Courtesy Adaderana
An island-wide police curfew will be enforced from 9.00 pm today, says Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara. The curfew will be in effect until 4.00 am tomorrow (15). https://youtu.be/Ft8JFn0CtdI Meanwhile, a 12-hour police curfew will commence within the North Western province from 6.00 pm today and it will last until 6.00 am tomorrow morning. The police curfew will be imposed within the Gampaha Police Division starting from 7.00 pm. The curfew is set to be lifted at 6 am tomorrow.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/05/19)

UK hate preacher radicalized Lankan bomber: Report
Courtesy Adaderana
One of the Easter Sunday suicide bombers, who attempted to bomb the luxury Taj Samudra hotel in Sri Lanka capital Colombo, was radicalised by British-Pakistani radical preacher Anjem Choudary while he was studying at a university in London, according to a media report. Abdul Latheef Mohamed Jameel, 37, who was from a wealthy family involved in the tea trade, reportedly met the radical preacher while studying at Kingston University, the BBC reported. Choudary, 52, is considered one of the UK’s most influential and dangerous radical preachers. He was convicted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/05/19)

SL software engineer, under Indian surveillance, key in Easter attack - report
Courtesy Adaderana
A Sri Lankan software engineer suspected by authorities of having provided technical and logistical support to the Easter Sunday suicide bombers was monitored by Indian intelligence agencies three years ago for links with Islamic State suspects, investigators said. Four sources in Sri Lankan investigating agencies said they believed Aadhil Ameez, a 24-year-old, was the link between two groups that carried out the attacks on churches and hotels that killed more than 250 people and wounded hundreds more. Aadhil has been arrested and is in police custody, the sources said. His arrest has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/05/19)

Sri Lankan towns rocked by Christian-Muslim riots
Courtesy AFP
AFP / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHISri Lanka has been under a state of emergency since the suicide bombings Sri Lankan police fired warning shots and tear gas to disperse mobs attacking mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in several towns Monday, as the country suffered a violent new backlash from the Easter suicide bombings. Police and troops fought off hundreds of Christian-led rioters in at least six towns in North-Western Province where a curfew was imposed, police said. "Several shops have been attacked," a senior police officer told AFP. "When mobs... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/05/19)

බදියුදීන්, අසාද් සාලි, හිස්බුල්ලා ගත්තොත් අප හැර යනවා.. විමල්-ගම්මන්පිල එක්ව මහින්දට තීරණාත්මක අනතුරු ඇගවීමක් කරති..
අනුරුද්ධ බණ්ඩාර රණවාරණ මාධ්‍ය ලේකම් ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණ
වහාබ්වාදී අන්තවාදයට එරෙහිව ඍජුව සිටගෙන, රිෂාඞ් – සාලි – හිස්බුල්ලා වැනි මෙරට වහාබ්වාදී අන්තවාදයේ පියවරු තමන් ගොඩනගන පාලනයකට වද්දා නොගන්නා බව ඍජු ලෙස ජාතිය හමුවේ පවසන ලෙස විපක්‍ෂ දේශපාලන කඳවුරේ සෙසු නායකයන්ගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටින බව ජානිපෙ නායක විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා පැවසීය. පිටකෝට්ටේ පිහිටි පිවිතුරු හෙළ උරුමයේ ප‍්‍රධාන කාර්යාලයේ පැවැති ඒකාබද්ධ මාධ්‍ය හමුවේදී ඒ මහතා මෙසේ පැවසීය. එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා මෙසේ ද පැවසීය. ‘අප හිතුවා මේ මොහොතේ අප පක්‍ෂ දෙකේ මතය ඒකාබද්ධව ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම වැදගත් කියා. අපේ අදහස පිළිගෙන කටයුතු කළ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

EASTER SUNDAY BOMBINGS – ISLAMIC TERROR and R2P – Clash of the Barbarians!
Ratanapala
13 May 2019 On 21 April 2019 Easter Sunday – on the holiest day in the Christian Calendar, suicide bombers simultaneously attacked three Catholic Churches and three 5 – Star Hotels in Sri Lanka killing over 250 including nearly 40 foreigners visiting the island. The reason for attacking the Catholics and White Foreigners can be adduced to ISIS losing territory in the Middle-east to Christchurch massacre of Muslims by a white nationalist in New Zealand. This is all beside the point for now the population of Muslims in Sri Lanka is nearing 10% - they... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

Extremism cannot flourish in few months, it takes many years
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
Two days back Negombo was also in the brink of flaring up due to Religious Tension ( I do not call it a racial tension as the Muslims are not a race but a section of a either Tamil or Sinhala who believe in re particular religion) Tension is created due to a face book posting  and other news in Chilaw. Kuliyapitiya ,Bingiriya and Dummalassooriya  ,by some elements due to various other reasons as published in papers and social media . The area we live in Jayawardane Pura was predominantly Sinhalese ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

ජනතාව ඉන්නේ භීතියෙන්. භීතිය දුරුකරන්න තියෙන එකම ක්‍රමය විශ්වාසය ගොඩනැගීමයි.අම්මලාට දරුවෝ පාසල් එවන්න කියන ගමන් තමන්ට වෙඩි නොවදින වාහන ගන්න ඇස්තමේන්තු පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කරනවා.
අද (21) පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
අද (21) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු නියෝජිතයින්   ■             ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ සභාපති, මහාචාර්ය ජි. එල්. පීරිස් මහතා  ■             පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්තී ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම මහතා  ■             පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී   රෝහිත අබේගුණවර්ධන මහතා  ■             ජනතාව ඉන්නේ භීතියෙන්. භීතිය දුරුකරන්න තියෙන එකම ක්‍රමය විශ්වාසය ගොඩනැගීමයි. ■             බුද්ධි අංශ යළි ප්‍රාණවත් කළ යුතුයි.  ■             දේශපාලන බලපෑම කෙතරම් ව්‍යාප්තවෙලාද කියන දේ වැල්ලම්පිටියේ කර්මාන්ත ශාලාවේ අය නිදහස් වීමෙන් පේනවා.  ■             අම්මලාට දරුවෝ පාසල් එවන්න කියන ගමන් තමන්ට වෙඩි නොවදින වාහන ගන්න... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

Al Baghdadi: The US Couldn’t Wish for a Greater Ally
By Tony Cartalucci Courtesy Activist Post
By 2013 the US-led proxy war on Syria had stalled. A staged chemical attack and threats of direct US military intervention were thwarted by Russian efforts to diplomatically resolve the impasse through the declaration and disposal of Syria’s entire chemical weapons arsenal. With US-backed militants having already reached the full extent of their gains on the battlefield and now facing incremental but inevitable defeat — the US appeared to be out of time and out of options. Then suddenly — as if on cue — Abu... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

Tabs to school children
Laksiri Warnakula
A 21st century St Nicholas from the East I have read in one of our newspapers (DailyMirror, 10-05-19) that the approval has been given by the cabinet to Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam’s ‘Tab project’. And it is a whopping 3.5 billion rupee project. Now, we have thousands and thousands of schools that lack basic amenities and facilities. Children are sitting on rickety chairs or even bare ground under roofs that leak when it rains, let too much sun when it shines and that could also come down on their heads, at any time... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

Ban Batticaloa University
Wimal Senanayake 
Listening to what the National University Teachers Association had to tell about the construction of the private Muslim University in Batticaloa was like watching one of the convoluted conspiracy stories in a Bond's film. A set of disguised masterful plans and deceit with a huge sum of cash changing hands in the main characters are common in Bond films. An apparent small project that requested permission only for some innocuous courses for adults transforming later multiple times with the name as well as the aim of the project into a vast university that looks designed to cater to vast number of students including foreign students as well. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

බටහිර ලෝකෙ පවතින්න ඔවුන්ට යුද්ධයක් අවශ්‍යයමයි | 10-05-2019
Daily Ceylon
https://youtu.be/hrZVfvDBukQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

Easter Day attacks are a plan of powerful nations - Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith (English)
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/JANt49sk-s0... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

Overpopulation & terrorism: rats in a cage
by John Omaha Courtesy Culture Change
Many people will find it difficult to compare human populations to rat populations. Many humans will suffer for that cognitive impairment. When a pair of reproductively competent rats are placed in a closed space and provided with sufficient food, they will reproduce and reproduce until the space is filled with rats. At a critical density, wars break out. Some rats, alpha males, claim territory and defend it. Others attack. Sound familiar? Only difference between rats and humans is the language-making capability of the human left brain. We humans give names to our... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

Sri Lanka Easter Sunday Attacks Possibly More Than a Religious Conflict
By Kalinga Seneviratne
SINGAPORE (IDN) – “I gave leadership to the government that defeated the terrorists that no one thought could ever be defeated. From the moment this government came into power in January 2015, they have been persecuting the members of the armed forces and the intelligence services that ended that war,” said former President and Current Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakse in an emotional 10 minute address to parliament on April 23. Photo: The Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo, which was among three Colombo hotels hit by suicide bombers on Easter Sunday. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy: Inside a school for suicide bombers
TED
Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy takes on a terrifying question: How does the Taliban convince children to become suicide bombers? Propaganda footage from a training camp is intercut with interviews of young camp graduates. A shocking vision. https://youtu.be/aoGJP02CtPA... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

ප්‍රහාරයේ අරමුණ හෙළිවේ…. ලංකාවට බලගතු යුද කඳවුරක්‌… සේද මාවත ගැන නේටෝ ඇහැගහගෙන!
උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
පාස්කු ඉරිදා ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ සිදු වූ මරාගෙන මැරෙන බෝම්බකරුවන්ගේ ප‍්‍රහාරවලින් මියගිය අති බහුතරය කතෝලික ජනතාව වීම නිසා මෙය කතෝලිකයින් එල්ල කර තවුහිද් ජමාත් නමැති මුස්ලිම් ත‍්‍රස්තවාදී සංවිධානය අයිඑස් ත‍්‍රස්තවාදීන්ගේ සහායෙන් සිදු කළ ප‍්‍රහාරයක් ලෙස මේ වන විට මත පැතිරෙමින් පවතී. පළමුව පැතිර ගියේ නවසීලන්තයේ ක‍්‍රයිස්ට් චර්ච් ප‍්‍රදේශයේ මුස්ලිම් දේවස්ථානයකට එල්ල වූ ප‍්‍රහාරයට ප‍්‍රතිප‍්‍රහාරයක් ලෙස මෙය එල්ල වූ බවය. ඉන් පසු අයිඑස්අයිඑස් ත‍්‍රස්තවාදී නායකයා යැයි කියා ගන්නා අබුබකර් බැග්දාදි මීට දින කිහිපයකට පෙර තත්ත්පර 40 ක වීඩියෝවක් මගින් පැවසුවේ සිරියාවේ සහ ඉරාකයේ දී තම සංවිධානය පරාජය වීමට පළිගැනීමක් ලෙස ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ ප‍්‍රහාරය එල්ල කළ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

LTTE අරමුදල් මෙහෙයවන සුභාස්කරන් EAP මිලට ගත් ආකාරය ගැන මන්ත්‍රී විමල්ගෙන් ආන්දෝලනාත්මක හෙළිදරව්වක්
Hiru News
https://youtu.be/zm3AFPzGY_Q... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

Authority the Election commission in Sri Lanka has but not holding elections
Gamini Parakrama Dissanayake On behalf of Sri Lankans in Tokyo
Mr. Mahinda Deshapriya Chairman ELECTION COMMISSIONElections Secretariat, P.O. Box 02, Sarana Mawatha, Rajagiriya, 10107, Sri Lanka We Sri Lankans in Tokyo, Japan are kindly requesting you to hold provincial elections without any further delay. You have the sole authority to hold such elections and if you have any obstructions, you should go to courts without making statements like "I will resign if elections are not held". If the member Rathnajeevan Hoole could go to courts seeking preventing of general elections, we don't understand why you cannot go... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

රිෂාඩ් බදුර්දීන් මරාගෙන මැරෙන බෝම්බයක්' විමල් කියද්දී රිෂාඩ් කුලප්පු වෙයි
Wimal Weerawansa
https://youtu.be/5LSPk2m60yM... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

ආරාබි සංස්කෘතිය ලංකාවට එපා' ISIS හැදුනු හැටි මෙන්න
Voice Tube
https://youtu.be/dk2ajS1GQq8... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

Who co-ordinates operations today? Recall the ’71 JVP uprising
GAMINI GUNAWARDANE Courtesy The Island
The speed with which the Police, STF and Armed services swung into action following the explosions, despite their initial failing, is commendable. They seemed to know where to strike no sooner than the green light was given. Within hours, the police visited the most vulnerable spot in Dematagoda, and the three police officers and also the pregnant wife and children of the prime suspect blew themselves into smithereens. Security Forces with STF then raided the right places in Sammanthurai, Kalmunai and Katthankudy with devastating results. All this is good and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

Welgama disputes President’s claim
By Akitha Perera Courtesy The Island
UPFA MP Kumara Welgama, on Sunday, disputed President Maithripala Sirisena’s claim, at a Kalutara District Security Committee meeting, that the security situation was under control. Welgama said that though the President had assured that normalcy had returned, his head of security had been informed by his superiors to ensure his safety. Thus, the statements the President made on the security situation were contradictory, Welgama said. When Welgama made that statement, the President did not respond, according to sources. The meeting was held at Kalutara District Secretariat... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

UNP නිරුවත හෙළිවන අති විශේෂ හෙලිදරව්ව..
උපුටා ගැන්ම  ලංකා ආරංචි
සහරාන්ගේ සොහුරෙකුවන රිල්වාන් නැමැත්තා බෝම්බ නිෂ්පාදකයකු බව දැනටමත් ප්‍රසිද්ධ කරුණකි. ඔහු විසින් පවත්වාගෙන ගිය බෝම්බ පුහුණු කඳවුර කාත්තන්කුඩි ඔල්ලිකුලම් මෙහෙයුම් මූලස්ථානය වැටලූ බව පසුගිය දිනයන්හි ප්‍රවෘත්ති වාර්තා විය. මෙම මෙහෙයුම් මූලස්ථානයේදී සහරාන්ගේ සහෝදරයකු වන මොහොමඞ් රිල්වාන් නමැත්තා 2018 වසරේදී තවුහිත් ජමාත් සංවිධානයේ අනුගාමිකයන් පිරිසකට බෝම්බ සෑදීම පිළිබඳව පුහුණුවක් ලබා දී තිබේ. ඒ අවස්ථාවේදී බෝම්බයක් පුපුරා ගොස් රිල්වාන්ට බරපතළ තුවාල සිදු වී තිබේ. මෙම සිදුවීම එම ස්ථානයේ බාරකරු විසින් සහරාන්ට දැනුම් දුන් පසු ඔහුගේ උපදෙස් මත රිල්වාන් නමැත්තාව කඩිනමින් බස්නාහිර පළාතේ රෝහලකට හොර රහසේ ඇතුළු කර ඇත.  රිල්වාන් නමැත්තා මාස දෙකක... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

Sofa – A Huge Threat To China
By Winston de Valliere Courtesy Ceylon Today
A  Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between the United States and an ally or partner, defines the legal status of any member of the U.S. armed services (land, sea or air) serving on active duty anywhere in such a country, excluding personnel of U.S. Armed Forces attached to the United States embassy in that country and such personnel who have been specifically mentioned as being outside the binding clauses of such agreement. They can include the civilian staff, being American citizens in the employ of, serving with or... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

The National Sangha Council NSC to seek Ranil’s arrest
Courtesy Ceylon Today
The National Sangha Council (NSC) will lodge a complaint with the Police Headquarters tomorrow (14) against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, calling for his arrest and that he be charged in Court over his involvement in the Easter Sunday (21 April) attacks. The carnage, due to the suicide bomb attacks in churches, hotels and elsewhere, claimed the lives of over 250 and injured over 500 others. The Council claimed that Wickremesinghe, among others, had prior knowledge about the attacks, but had not, as part of the Government, taken any action to prevent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

Sri Lanka's anti-Muslim riots claim first death
Courtesy Mail Online
Sri Lankan security personnel stand guard at a checkpoint on a roadside in Colombo on May 13, 2019. A Muslim man was slashed to death in Sri Lanka, police said after imposing a nationwide curfew to contain a violent new backlash against Easter suicide bombings A Muslim mas was slashed to death in Sri Lanka Monday, police said after imposing a nationwide curfew to contain a violent new backlash against Easter suicide bombings. The 45-year-old man died shortly after admission to a hospital in Puttalam district during anti-Muslim... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

අන්තවාදයක් ගෑවිලාවත් නැති මුස්ල්ම් ජාතික බ්‍රිගේඩියර් අසාද් ඉසදීන් ඉස්ලාම් පල්ලියකදී කදුළු සලයි.. පල්ලියම ශෝකී වෙයි..
– Army media
පාස්කු ඉරිදා දින කතෝලික පල්ලි කිහිපයක් සහ හෝටල් කිහිපයක් ඉලක්ක කර ගනිමින් මුස්ලිම් අන්තවාදීන් පිරිසක් එල්ල කළ මරාගෙන මැරෙන බෝම්බ ප්‍රහාර මාලාව නිසා මුස්ලිම් සමාජය පිළිඉඳව ශ්‍රී ලංකාව තුළ ඇතිව තිබූ විශ්වාසය බිඳවැටී ඇති නිසා එම විශ්වාසය යළි ගොඩනඟා ගැනීම වෙනුවෙන් මුස්ලිම් සමාජය විසින්ම ක්‍රමවේදයක් සකස් කර ක්‍රියාවට නැංවිය යුතු බව බ්‍රිගේඩියර් අසාද් ඉසදීන් මහතා පැවසීය. බ්‍රිගේඩියර්වරයා එසේ ප්‍රකාශ කරනු ලැබුවේ දෙහිවල ග්‍රෑන්ඩ් ජුම්මා මුස්ලිම් පල්ලියේ දී පැවැත්වූ මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව දැනුම්වත් කිරීමේ වැඩසටනකදීය. ශ්‍රී ලංකා යුද හමුදාව විසින් සංවිධානය කර තිබූ මෙම වැඩසටහනට කොළම දිස්ත්‍රීක් මස්ජිද් සම්මේලනයේ නිලධාරීන් මෙන්ම දෙහිවල ප්‍රදේශයේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES EMERGED AFTER THE EASTER SUNDAY TERROR ATTACK IN SRI LANKA
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
The Easter Sunday terror attacks done by Islamic terrorists in Sri Lanka consider as a barbaric aggression by Islamic terrorists against a peaceful nation and no religion in the world based on the concept of taweed (There is no God, but Allah himself) would not support for such a barbaric attack and many Islam devotees condemn the attacks.  After this barbaric attack, several significant issues emerged in Sri Lanka and they should be publicly discussed and debated without political alignments. I would like to present the issues point by point to consider. After... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

Disarm and arrest all these mad Muslim Ulamas and Muslim political Bassas Immediately and punish them to put an end to Muslim Wahabism in this country for good.
Dr Sudath Gunasekara
12.5.2019. See how arrogant these Muslim leaders are. Isn’t it   a situation where the tail wagging the dog. I put the entire blame squarely on all Sinhala politicians who have miserably failed to build up the status of the Sinhala Nation and consolidate their dignity and rightful place on this land of the Sinhala race, in their crazy chase after minority votes  for power ever since 1948. “සෑම මුස්ලිම් නිවසකම කඩු තිබෙනවා.. ඒ ගැහැණු දරුවන් රකින්නයි.. ජමිතුල් උලමා කියයි.. “සෑම මුස්ලිම් ජාතිකයෙකුගෙන් නිවසකම කඩුවක් තිබෙන බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

RANIL-THE FIGHTER, THE CROOK, THE MASTER MIND – Part II
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
The Lankaweb  published the first part of this series on February 8, 2019.  In its last para we identified ” Mr Ranil Wickremasinghe  by far the most shrewd  and intelligent politician of Sri Lanka.”  MINISTRY OF LAW AND ORDER- UNDER RANIL Since the formation of the Government, Ranil Wickremasinghe or his UNP colleagues held the role of Law and Order.  Ranil himself held it for couple of months and then relegated to his erstwhile friend Sagala Ratnayake and then to Ranjith Madduma Bandara. During this period Ranil... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

Fighting Muslim Terrorism Far More Complicated than Fighting Tamil Terrorism
Dilrook Kannangara
Fighting Tamil terrorists and Muslim terrorists are two different things. 1. (During the war) Tamils were a net economic burden to the nation. Over 70% of Sri Lankan Tamils lived in the north and the east but a very small amount of tax was paid by them. Their expenses were enormous. A massive number of taxpayer funded schools, a large number of Tamil university students (far more than 12.8% their ethnic percentage then), very high free medical cost, free fertilizer, free food, etc. The more the dead... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

Lankan Buddhist monk suggests comprehensive framework to defeat ISIS
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 12: Ven.Athuraliye Rathana Thera, Jathika Hela Urumaya leader and a National List Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament, has brought out a document on a comprehensive plan to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) which is believed to have inspired or directed the suicide bombings in Sri Lanka on April 21. Produced in the name of Sri Lanka National Council (SLNC), the document was released late last week in the presence of religious leaders including Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith. It begins by saying that it... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

Army Chief will not sign SOFA with U.S.
GAGANI WEERAKOON Courtesy Ceylon Today
While noting that there are various regional and world powers trying to take advantage of the current situation, due to the strategic and geographical importance of Sri Lanka’s location, Army Commander Lt. General Mahesh Senanayake vouched that he will not agree to sign the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States of America. “How can we sign such an agreement? We can’t agree to what is stated in it. That is like committing suicide after writing all my properties to someone else,” he said. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/19)

ඉස්ලාමයෙන් ඉවත් වූ තරුණයා සියල්ල හෙළි කරයි | Confession by EX-Muslim | TP TALKS ep-1
Trip Pisso
https://youtu.be/QwyeHQxQLTQ Confession by EX-Muslim in Sri Lanka _____________________________________ ලෝකයේ ගොඩක් රටවල් වල තරුණ තරුණියන් මේ වන විට ඉස්ලාම් ආගමෙන් ඉවත් වන ප්‍රවණතාවක් දැකිය හැකිය. පහත දැක්වෙන්නේ ඉන් සමහරක් සංවිධාන වේ. Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB), Council of Ex-Muslims of Bangladesh, Ex-Muslims of North America, Council of Ex-Muslims of New Zealand, ExMuslim Support Network of Australia Ex-Muslims of India Council of Ex-Muslims of Morocco CEMM مجلس المسلمين السابقين بالمغرب මෙම වීඩියෝවෙන් ඉදිරිපත් කරනු ලැබුවේ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ Council of Ex-Muslims of Sri Lanka සංගමයේ මුස්ලිම් සහෝදරයෙකුගේ පෞද්ගලික මත සහ අදහස් බවත්, ට්‍රිප්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/05/19)

Easter Sunday attack and tourism sickles and hammers
Dr Sarath Obeysekera 
Every day we read and hear about the way tourism has suffered and how not only airlines ,hotels ,and eating houses and even tuk tuk drivers are suffering . During one of the meeting hosted by EDB I mentioned about the problem we are facing to get insurance policies for industries .Industires are facing problems in the port,customs ,transport of raw materials and delays everywhere.We cannot get workers to report to work.Productivity at rock bottom and people are suffering due to drastic reduction of income. Countries like Vietnam ,Cambodia ,Laos and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/05/19)

Lankan hunt for terror leader Zahran’s successors
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 11 (Reuters/News18/newsin.asia): Sri Lankan Security Forces are looking for terror-leader Zahran’s successors. A madrassah teacher and a firebrand preacher of the Wahabi and Salafi brands of Islam in Kattankudi in Eastern Sri Lanka, Zahran Hashim had led the group of suicide bombers on April 21 and perished in the attack on Shangri-La hotel. There could be some aspirants for the leadership of the group led vacant by his death. Lankan Army chief Lt.Gen.Mahesh Senanayake told Reuters here on Friday that there may be people who are seeking the leadership... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/05/19)

Sri Lanka has an opportunity to show how the war against international terrorism can be won
By Asiff Hussein/Daily Mirror
Colombo, April 29: As recent events have shown, religious extremism is going to be the biggest challenge of our times. In every part of the world, extremists hijack religion to push their evil agendas, be it ISIS in the Middle East, Shiv Sena in India or the Bodu Bala Sena in Sri Lanka. Nor is the danger localized, as the Easter Sunday carnage showed, extremism is insidious and far-reaching with groups like ISIS spreading their menacing tentacles to other parts of the world including our island. Extremism very often... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/05/19)

Restoring progressive Islam is the need of the hour in Sri Lanka
By Ameen Izzadeen/Daily Mirror
Colombo, May 10: The Easter Sunday terror attacks have opened the Pandora’s Box of questions on various aspects of Islam, its teachings and commands, amid an avalanche of Islamophobia, hate speech, distrust and scorn. When the 9/11 terror attacks happened, a similar wave of Islamophobia swept the United States and the Americans began to ask questions about Islam and its alleged association with violence. Some white supremacists went to the extent of promoting nuking the Muslims. In Sri Lanka’s mainstream and social media, a topic that was being discussed with... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/05/19)

බුද්ධි අංශ වේලාසනම දැන්වුවා.. මුස්ලිම් දේශපාලඥයන්ට බයේ ආණ්ඩුව කිසිවක් කලේ නෑ.. ඉදිරියේදී ලංකාවට අන්තවාදීන්ගෙන් දරුණු ප‍්‍රහාර..- රතන හිමි
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2015 වසරේ සිට ඉස්ලාම් අන්තවාදය ආයුධ රැස් කිරීම් සිදු කරද්දී මුස්ලිම් දේශපාලඥයන්ට බියෙන් ආණ්ඩුව ඊට විරුද්ධ වූයේ නැති බව පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී පූජ්‍ය අතුරලියේ රතන හිමියෝ සඳහන් කරති. බුද්ධි අංශ විසින් මේ බව 2015 ට පෙර පටන් ම දන්වා තිබූ බව උන්වහන්සේ කොළඹදී පැවති උත්සව සභාවක් අමතමින් සඳහන් කළේය. 2016 ජනාධිපතිවරයා ඉදිරියේදීම බුද්ධි අංශ මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඉතා දීර්ඝ සහ පැහැදිලි විස්තරයක් කළ බවද රත්න හිමියෝ සඳහන් කළහ. ඇමරිකාවට ඉඩම් දීම සදහා ප්‍රතිපත්ති සකස් නොකරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටින බවද කී උන්වහන්සේ ඇමරිකානු කඳවුරක් හෝ ඇමරිකානු බල කේන්ද්‍රයක් බවට ලංකාව පත් වුවොත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/05/19)

PAKISTAN-JUST WAIT AND SEE
ALI SUKHANVER
Some people might be of opinion that the present government of Pakistan has yet not succeeded in coming up to the expectations of the people but facts and figures say that things would get better in the days to come. The Imran Khan government is neither inefficient nor incompetent; the actual problem seems the promised time-frame. People were expecting that everything shall come to the normal; there would be a lot of job-opportunities, ceaseless foreign investment, end of energy-crisis, reduction in the prices of fuel and electricity, a better law and order situation and so many... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/05/19)

Easter carnage: Errant officials and rulers must be removed – Cardinal
By Norman Plaihawadana Courtesy The Island
All officials who received prior information about the Easter Sunday bombings but did not take any action to prevent them should be removed along with the country’s leadership, Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said at the Sunday mass at St. Lucia’s Cathedral, Kotahena, yesterday. This mass was held to commemorate those killed in the Easter Sunday attacks and invoke blessings on the injured. The prelate said that the Easter Sunday bombings had come as a shock to him and he was still grief-stricken like millions of others.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/05/19)

Saudi-educated religious scholar arrested for links to Sri Lanka Easter bombings
Courtesy India Today
Mohamed Aliyar, 60, is the founder of the Centre for Islamic Guidance, which boasts a mosque, a religious school and a library in Zahran's hometown of Kattankudy, a Muslim-dominated city on Sri Lanka's eastern shores. Sources said Aliyar's hardline views were shaped by ultra-conservative Salafi-Wahhabi texts he picked up at the Centre for Islamic Guidance's library. (Photo: IANS) HIGHLIGHTS Wahhabi Islam has its roots in Saudi Arabia and is backed by its rulersSalafism has often been criticised as the ideology of radical Islamists worldwideAliyar was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/05/19)

Mosques attacked in Sri Lanka town after Facebook row, curfew imposed
Courtesy Reuters
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Several dozen people threw stones at mosques and Muslim-owned stores and a local man was beaten in the town of Chilaw on Sri Lanka’s west coast on Sunday in a dispute that started on Facebook, sources told Reuters. Three weeks ago in Sri Lanka Islamist bombers blew themselves up in four hotels and three churches, killing more than 250 people. Since then Muslim groups say they have received dozens of complaints from across the country about people being harassed. “A police curfew has been imposed in Chilaw Police area... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/05/19)

Sri Lanka’s Saudi connections revealed in latest arrest over Easter bombings
Courtesy  The South China Morning Post 
Ultraconservative Salafi-Wahhabi Islam, which has its roots in the Middle Eastern kingdom, has been taking root among the South Asian island’s Muslims The flag of Saudi Arabia. Photo: APSri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-educated scholar for what they claim are links with Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the Easter Sunday bombings, throwing a spotlight on the rising influence of Salafi-Wahhabi Islam on the island’s Muslims.Mohamed Aliyar, 60, is the founder of the Centre for Islamic Guidance, which boasts a mosque, a religious school and a library in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/05/19)

Moulavi arrested for inciting extremism
T.K.G. Kapila Courtesy The Daily Mirror
A 47-year-old moulavi was arrested by the CID at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on charges of using social media platform to air extremist views. The suspect, a resident of Vavuniya, was arrested yesterday morning at the BIA on his arrival from Mecca after performing Hajj. It was reported that the suspect had been organising pilgrimage tours to Mecca. The moulavi was remanded till May 14 after being produced in the Negombo Magistrate’s Court. (... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/05/19)

In the aftermath of 21/4
By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
Three weeks have passed since the Easter Sunday massacres. Normalcy is slowly returning. However, there is a perceptible sense of uncertainty, bewilderment, and bitterness amongst people. Muslims are complaining of being estranged by others. When the entire economy took a catastrophic hit, it is hard to determine if the Muslim businesses are affected because of the general situation or due to a boycott. There are messages to the effect to avoid Muslim enterprises on social media making its rounds. These posts are being shared by both Sinhalese... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/05/19)

Easter Sunday bombings: Five arrested from US-owned company
Courtesy Ceylon Today
The Colombo Crimes Division, in a joint search operation conducted with the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) at the Colombo office of a leading US-owned multinational software company, outsourcing services to global companies, have apprehended five of its employees on suspected connection to Islamist extremism and the Easter Sunday combined bomb attacks. According to a top defence official, one suspect is still missing. According to sources, at least three suspects have gone missing since the Easter Sunday bomb blasts and the company was unable to contact them or find their location till two days... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/05/19)

Hizbullah’s son being probed over Rs 500 M shares in Sharia Uni
METHMALIE DISSANAYAKE  Courtesy Ceylon Today
An investigation has been launched to determine as to how the son of Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hizbullah secured shares worth Rs 500 million in the controversial ‘Batticaloa Campus’ aka ‘Sharia University,’ State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardena yesterday (9) told Parliament. This educational institute had been given to Sri Lanka as a grant from Saudi Arabia. Wijewardena made this remark in response to a question raised by UNP’s Parliamentarian, Heshan Withanage. Withanage noted that suspicion had arisen as to how Governor Hizbullah’s son had got shares from a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/05/19)

ovt. must guarantee security of the country - Mahinda
Courtesy Adaderana
The Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that the government should provide a guarantee regarding the security of the country especially in a background where the schools will be starting again from tomorrow (13). https://youtu.be/SLGM6-regN4 Stating that the past government commenced the missions in search of extremists, he claimed that the current situation arose as a result of destroying the system where they had sent spies into these extremist organizations. He says that the government needs to think twice on opening the schools tomorrow when there are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/05/19)

Police curfew in Kuliyapitiya, Bingiriya & Dummalasuriya
Courtesy Adaderana
Police curfew has been imposed within Kuliyapitiya, Bingiriya and Dummalasuriya Police division with immediate effect, stated the Police Media Spokesperson. The curfew has been imposed to diffuse a tense situation in the relevant area, the Police said. Accordingly, the police curfew will in effect until 6 am tomorrow (13). Meanwhile, police curfew is currently imposed within Chilaw city limits and is set to be lifted at 4 am tomorrow.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/05/19)

EASTER SUNDAY BOMB BLAST IN SRI LANKA Part 5
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The attitude of Yahapalana government to the bomb blast threat raises many questions. Yahapalana had known that something was going on, but had not taken action. President Sirisena was asked whether the Government was aware that there were local Muslims with ISIS links, prior to the attacks. The President said that there was information about several individuals, but not enough evidence to apprehend them or to confirm that they were attached to the ISIS.  “For the last four years, these names came up at the National Security Council meetings. However,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/05/19)

NALANDA: Muslim-Demolished First Buddhist University
 Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
Mohamad Khiliji the destroyer of Nalanda? WORLD'S FIRST BUDDHIST UNIVERSITY DEMOLISHED BY MUSLIMS. NALANDA: lIustrious International Buddhist University from 5th century CE to 12 century CE.   At the end of 12th century, Muslim invaders demolished the university, burnt down its priceless library, and mercilessly massacred its scholars including Buddhist monks In the 6th century BCE, Buddhism was well established in ancient Magadha (1) in what is now modern Uttar Pradesh and State of Bihar in India. Over the next 1500 years Buddhism became the dominant ‘religion’ spreading across... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/05/19)

Easter Sunday
Laksiri Warnakula
Our sacred landscape of religious and ethnic harmony The recent tragic event on the ‘Easter Sunday’ saw a cataclysmic outpouring of anger, condemnation and criticism, expressed mainly in newspapers and other social media sites. While few resorted to a more subdued response and a somewhat in-depth analysis, the majority’s anger and anguish was/is evident. The intervention of the Cardinal and his sombre advice to the Catholics in particular, to remain calm played a huge role in preventing a backlash of no small magnitude. He addressed all, both the perpetrators or whoever was/is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/05/19)

TAMIL GENOCIDE REMEMBRANCE DAY, MAY 18th 2019
Ira de Silva
Mayor John ToryCity Hall100 Queen StreetToronto, OntarioM5H 2N2 Dear Sir: I refer to your proclamation Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day, May 18th, 2019. I am curious as to why you have chosen this date, May 18th for remembering "Tamil Genocide". For Sri Lankans the day reminds them that it was on May 19th, 2009 that the leaders of the Tamil terrorist group called the the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam were killed.  Given the wide publicity in the Canadian media of the terrorist attacks by the LTTE and the fact that Canadian... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/05/19)

Dr Subramanian Swamy Talks on Islam (English)
India
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(LankaWeb - 11/05/19)

Sri Lanka attacks: The family networks behind the bombings
By Anbarasan Ethirajan Courtesy BBC News, Sri Lanka
Image captionA statue amid debris at St Sebastian's Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, following the Easter Sunday bombing For many Sri Lankans, it was a horrific shock to learn that local Muslims could have been behind the suicide attacks that killed more than 250 people last month. How could a small group have planned such a devastating wave of bombings undetected? The clues were there in mid-January, when Sri Lankan police stumbled upon 100kg (220lb) of explosives and 100 detonators, hidden in a coconut grove near the Wilpattu national park, which is a remote wilderness... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/05/19)

India to provide counter-terrorism, warfare assistance, says Sri Lankan army chief
Geeta Mohan Courtesy  India Today
Sri Lankan army chief Senanayake said that India, China, United States, Israel, Australia and the United Arab Emirates were looking to provide high-grade military technology, including communication and surveillance equipment, to deal with future threats. We have requested India for intelligence cooperation: Sri Lanka’s army commander Mahesh Senanayake | Photo from REUTERS HIGHLIGHTS Sri Lanka army chief said India to provide assistance to fight menace of Islamic terrorism in countryHe rejected any idea of on-ground military help from any countryHe added that Sri Lanka... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/05/19)

Iran's Non-Oil Trade With Sri Lanka Exceeds $140m
Courtesy  Financial Tribune
Iran traded 256,551 tons of non-oil commodities worth $141 million with Sri Lanka in the last fiscal year (ended March 20, 2019) to register a 53.58% growth in tonnage and 8.22% decline in value compared with the year before, latest data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration show. Iran’s exports to Sri Lanka stood at 233,453 tons worth $51.11 million, up 69.50% and 28.33% in tonnage and value respectively year-on-year.  Sri Lanka was Iran’s 39th export destination during the year. Iran mainly exported bitumen, non-alloy semi-finished... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/05/19)

Fatwa needed to clarify status of Niqab
Walid M. Sadi Courtesy The Jordan Times
Sri Lanka has taken several additional security measures in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels that killed 258 people and injured nearly 500 others. Among these new measures is forbidding the wearing of the Niqab face veil by women. The authorities in the country came to the conclusion that wearing of the Niqab raises several additional security risks to countries, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, since it conceals the identity of people and ends up posing grave security risks to peoples and countries equally. Muslims across the Muslim countries have yet to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/05/19)

පුපුරන ද්‍රව්‍ය බෙදාහැරීමේ බලය ඔක්කොම තිබිලා තියෙන්නේ මුස්ලිම් ව්‍යාපාරිකයන්ට - මෙන්න ඇත්ත
Vihanga Fernando උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
http://mawbima.lk/news/27/news-more/12259... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/05/19)

Ada Derana First At 9.00 - English News 10.05.2019
Ada Derana
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(LankaWeb - 11/05/19)

Army Commander gives assurance about security in the country
Ada Derana
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(LankaWeb - 11/05/19)

Education Ministry must monitor Madrasas: Non-Cabinet Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution, Harsha de Silva
Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Non-Cabinet Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution, Harsha de Silva said yesterday Madrasas or Muslim religious schools should be monitored by the Ministry of Education like what happens with Pirivenas. However, the newly formulated Madrasa Schools Regulation Bill stipulates that it should be handled by the Muslim Religious Affairs Ministry. “Even Pirivanas are regulated by the Education Ministry. As such Madrasas should also be brought under the purview of the Ministry Education. Law should be applied equally to everyone,” the minister said adding that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/05/19)

U.S. interfering in SL Judiciary - Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila
Courtesy Ceylon Today
An officer attached to the United States (US) Embassy in Sri Lanka has taken several Sri Lankan Judges for a seminar in the US with the intention of interfering with the affairs of the Courts, United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila alleged yesterday (8). Gammanpila made this allegation during the Adjournment debate on the current security situation in the country. He claimed, “The US is trying to intervene with local affairs by manipulating our Courts. The US Embassy in Sri Lanka recently organized a seminar for Sri Lankan Judges... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/05/19)

More arrests made as search operations continue
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka’s security forces have made more arrests in connection with the Easter Sunday attacks as search operations continue across the island with the participation of thousands of tri-forces troops and police personnel.  A suspect was arrested in Kattankudy by Police, Thursday night (9). Investigations have revealed that the suspect had maintained close links with the suicide bomber Zahran and had even involved in financial transactions with him, the Defence Ministry said today (11).  The suspect has also attended some training sessions conducted at a safe house run by the terrorist group... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/05/19)

‘I would resign if attacks occurred while I was Law & Order Minister’ – Madduma Bandara
Courtesy Adaderana
Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara says that attempts are being made to create a false fear that the country’s intelligence units were weakened under the incumbent government. He said that the intelligence units had done their duty correctly in the recent past and that it was them who alerted about the possible terror attacks in advance. He said that the mistake was that no action was taken on that important intel. https://youtu.be/us-xaeO8Wjc “This is not the UNP’s responsibility. If this incident had occurred during the time that I was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/05/19)

President says he won’t resign and allow terrorists to win
Courtesy Adaderana
President Maithripala Sirisena said that he is not intimidated by terrorism and that he would fulfill the responsibility of building a peaceful country after eradicating terrorism. The President said that the law will be enforced against anyone who is responsible for the attacks on April 21, the President’s Media Division said. He said this, addressing the final progress review meeting of the Ampara district Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu (Let’s Stand Together for the Country) programme. That meeting was held today (11) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Uhana Maha... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/05/19)

EASTER SUNDAY BOMB BLAST IN SRI LANKA Part 4
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Revised 12.5.19. 17.5.19 India had sent three alerts about the Easter Sunday bomb blasts. The first alert was on April 4.  The second alert was sent on the 11th. A third alert was sent two hours before the first suicide blast, it had the names of three churches. According to Hindustan Times  there was also a fourth alert sent on the 16th, “the day the device was tested in a motorcycle In Kalmunai” The alerts gave specific information. They indicated the targets and the day of the attack. The targets would be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/05/19)

A Buddhist International University Called NALANDA
Dr. Daya Hewavitharana.
Nalanda was the first residential university in the history of the world. The Nalanda campus was an exceptionally impressive place, which included many impressive chetiyas, temples, monasteries, hostels, lecture halls, meditation halls, libraries, even parkland with lakes. The three great libraries of Nalanda were: Ratnasagara, Ratnadadhi and Ratnaranjaka. Inscriptional evidence (Yasovarmadeva) reveals that these were nine story tall buildings. It was an great center of learning in ancient India, and is located about 72 km from Patna, which is in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. Now, all that remains is a small village... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/05/19)

“Proclamation - Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day, May 18, 2019”
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada
10 May 2019 Mayor John ToryCity Hall, 2nd Floor100 Queen Street WToronto, OntarioM5H 2N2 Dear Mayor John Tory: A friend of mine sent me a copy of your “Proclamation - Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day, May 18, 2019” Sweet Mother of Jesus, is this true I wondered or was it a hoax! Tell me Mayor Tory, when did this “Genocide of the Tamils” happen. Don’t tell me that you are serious.  Are you joking? I have been an... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

Proclamation of May 18, 2019 as 'Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day' by Toronto and Brampton
Mahinda Gunasekera Tambrook Drive, Agincourt, Toronto, Ontario Canada
    10 May 2019 Mayor John Tory City Hall, 2nd Floor   100 Queen Street W Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2       Mayor Patrick BrownCity of Brampton2 Wellington Street WestBrampton, OntarioL6Y 4R2 Dear Mayors John Tory and Mayor Patrick Brown, Re: Proclamation of May 18, 2019 as "Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day"     I am writing as a Canadian of Sri Lankan Sinhalese origin to express our deep disappointment and disbelief on your proclaiming the 18th of May, 2019,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

Pathfinder Foundation and Academy of Macroeconomic Research of China Holds Roundtable
Press Release Pathfinder Foundation
Spatial Planning and Regional Development was the theme of the recently held roundtable jointly organized by the Pathfinder Foundation (PF) and the Academy of Macroeconomic Research (AMR) of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China. The AMR delegation that visited Colombo, was headed by Director General Dr. Gao Guoli. Established in 1995, AMR is the only national policy-making consulting think tank in China specialized in macroeconomic theory, policy research and providing intellectual support to NDRC. The NDRC is a macroeconomic management agency under the Chinese State Council and has broad... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

Sri Lanka army chief says threat of more Islamist militant attacks contained
Courtesy REUTERS
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka’s army commander Mahesh Senanayake said the threat of more Islamist militant attacks had been contained and the security services had dismantled most of the network linked to the Easter Sunday bombings.Sri Lanka's Army commander Mahesh Senanayake speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Army Headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte Senanayake told Reuters on Friday that investigators had established that the plotters had links to Islamic State, but said the authorities were still trying to establish how deep those contacts were. “Up... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

Sri Lanka slaps controls on mosques after jihad attacks
Courtesy Mail Online
A Sri Lankan Muslim man prays in Colombo on May 3, 2019. The government has ordered mosques to clamp down on extremism and submit copies of sermons The Sri Lankan government on Friday ordered mosques to clamp down on extremists and to submit copies of sermons in new fallout from the Easter suicide bombings that left 258 dead. The country has been on edge since the April 21 attacks by jihadist bombers who attacked three churches and three Colombo hotels which also left 500 people injured. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

Govt. probing how Hisbullah’ son obtained shares
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
State Minister of Defence, Ruwan Wijewardene said yesterday an investigation had been launched to find out how Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hisbullah’s son had managed to obtain shares worth Rs.500 million in the controversial Batticaloa Campus. He said this in response to a question asked by United National Party (UNP) MP Hesha Withanage in parliament yesterday. MP Withnage said Governor Hisbullah’s son has obtained shares worth Rs. 500 million in this University which has been set up on a grant. The state minister said the campus was under... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa wants PSC to probe Easter Sunday attacks
Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today urged the government to appoint a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) with full powers to probe the Easter Sunday attack, ascertain the historical background behind it and recommend the steps to be taken to prevent such disasters in the future. He told parliament that everyone should rise up as Sri Lankans against terrorism and rescue the country from the debacle. Mr. Rajapaksa said the government was responsible to ensure the safety of fear-stricken people, build their confidence and re-establish the economy.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

Ada Derana First At 9.00 - English News 10.05.2019
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/hd1awactWuE... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

Zahran Hashim's wife and daughter transferred to Colombo National Hospital
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/YF_W6kR0M3I... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

Abdul Razik responds to allegations levelled by Pulasthini’s mother
Courtesy Adaderana
Pulasthini Rajendran alias Sarah, the wife of the suicide bomber at St. Sebastian’s Church in Katuwapitiya, was allegedly abducted and forced to convert to Islam, Pulasthini’s mother claimed, speaking to Indian media. According to Pulasthini’s mother, her daughter, who had been a devout Hindu, is now being held by Abdul Razik, the Secretary of Ceylon Thowheed Jamath (CTJ). She alleges that Razik had abducted and forcefully married her daughter off to Atchchi Muhammadu Muhammadu Hasthun in Maligawatte area, despite the objection from the mother. Muhammadu Hasthun was later identified as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

Explosives belonging to Sainthamaruthu bombers found from Kattankudy beach
Courtesy Adaderana
A buried cache of explosives belonging to the Sainthamaruthu suicide bombers have been recovered from the Kattankudy beach, Police Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. The explosives were found buried in the beach area along Beach Road in Kattankudy based on information received by intelligence units. Speaking at a press briefing in Colombo today (10), the police spokesman vowed that all items and weapons which have been hidden by the terrorists will be discovered and that they will not allow anything to remain. He assured that everything uncovered by the authorities... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

Fearing Muslim politicians, govt did not act on extremist groups - Rathana Thero
Courtesy Adaderana
MP Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero claims that three years ago intelligence officers had given the President a report regarding extremist group arming themselves and shootouts between these groups, but no action was taken out of fear of Muslim politicians. https://youtu.be/wnQDrBgQ3a0 He made these comments during an event held today (10) for the launch of the Sri Lanka National Council’s five-point national plan to prevent the infiltration of Islamic State terrorism into the country. Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith and several other religious leaders attended the event held... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

Mosques ordered to clamp down on extremism
Courtesy Adaderana
The government on Friday ordered mosques to clamp down on extremists and to submit copies of sermons in new fallout from the Easter suicide bombings that left 258 dead. The country has been on edge since the April 21 attacks by jihadist bombers who attacked three churches and three Colombo hotels which also left 500 people injured. The Ministry of Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs said mosques must not be used for radicalising congregations. “In view of the prevailing situation in the country, the ministry directs all trustees of mosques... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

There should be one law for all races in Sri Lanka - Sarath Weerasekara
Courtesy Adaderana
Rear Admiral (Retd.) Sarath Weerasekera says that only one law should exist for all races within the country and that there can be no separate universities and laws only for Muslims. He made these comments while delivering a speech at an event organized by the Patriotic National Movement in Paris on Thursday (9). The former MP further said that there can be only one national flag and only one national anthem sung in one language. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

Suspect linked to Easter Sunday attackers arrested in Maradana
Courtesy Adaderana
Police have arrested another individual suspected to be linked to the Easter Sunday attackers, along with gold and over Rs 8.3 million in cash in the Maradana area. Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said the suspect, Buhari Mohamed Rafik, was arrested yesterday (09) by Slave Island Police. He said that over Rs 8.3 million in cash and 776 grams of gold jewellery were discovered after a search at his official room at a private institution in T.B. Jayah Mawatha, Colombo 10. The suspect, a resident of Galwihara Road in Dehiwala,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

Muslims, Islamophobia, and International Jihadistic Terrorism Part 1
By Kanthar Balanathan DipEE(UK), DipBus&Adm(Finance-Massey), GradCert(Rel-Eng. Monash), CEng. MIEE
This article does not reflect on all Muslims, however, restricts only to those maniacs with a Nymphomaniac, selfish, self-destruct, murderous, and Muslims with psychological and psychiatric disorders. Islamophobia It is of the general opinion that the so-called Islamic ethnic groups are like that of a winged termite (Alates) type that reproduces quite rapidly to make the number so large. Termites are a devastating insect that destroys property etc. With democracy in place, the Muslims know that they can capture power if they are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

MUSLIM MADRASAS - implications for Sri Lanka
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane Advisor to the President of Sri Lanka March 2009
The following is an article I wrote ten years ago, in March 2009, and published in the Lankaweb in the same year, warning the then government to take necessary action immediately on the establishment of Muslim Madrasas, so that possible problems in the future, can be avoided. I also presented this matter as one of my “observations’ in a  Cabinet Memorandum in 2009 regarding the NGO Al Haj Adul Jawad Alim Valiyullah Trust. The highly harmful consequences of inaction in this regard, on the part of the then... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

The intention of Tamil Canadians wanting the City of Ottawa to Declare May 18, 2019 as the ‘Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day’ and the ‘Tamil Genocide Education Bill 104’.
Asoka Weerasinghe
Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 8 May 2019 Mayor Jim Watson & Councillor Tim Tierney (Beacon Hill)City of Ottawa110 Laurier WestOttawa, OnK1P 1J1 Your Worship Jim Watson & Councillor Tim Tierney: Re:  The intention of Tamil Canadians wanting the City of Ottawa to Declare May 18, 2019 as the ‘Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day’and the ‘Tamil Genocide Education Bill 104’. I, Asoka Weerasinghe, a proud citizen of the City of Ottawa (East) since I set foot on Canadian soil on 16 October... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

Wake up! Stop the Islamic terrorist cancer now !
Ben Silva
The present day Muslims are descendants of Yemani and Arab traders. They married local Sinhala woman. Ancient Sinhala Kings defended the Muslims from the aggression of Portuguese and Dutch invaders,  who would have wiped out the Muslims. In general the Muslims lived in peace with the Sinhalese. However, an aggressive flavour of Islam, known as Wahabism, appear to be keen to rule the world and appear to aim to convert the whole world, including Sri Lanka to wahabi brand of Islam. There are also Jihadists  who do not hesitate to kill innocent people or blow themselves... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

වෛද්‍යවරයෙකුගේ සිහි සටහන්
විශේෂඥ කායික වෛද්‍ය සුනිල් සෙනෙවිරත්න ඈපා
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග විසින් ලියන ලද වෛද්‍යවරයෙකුගේ සිහි සටහන්  නම් කෘතිය පුද්ගලික අත්දැකීම් සමුදායක් මෙන්ම අගනා සමාජ  විවරණයක්ද වෙයි. ඔහුගේ අත්දැකීම් පරාසය ඉතා පුළුල්‍ ය. එය අන්තර්ජාතික පථයක් දක්වා විහිදී යයි.  ලෝකයේ විවිධ ජාතීන් සමග ඔහු විසින් ගොඩ නගා ගන්නා ලද සබඳතා ජාතීන් අතර තිබිය යුතු සංහිඳියාව පිලිබඳව අපව දැණුවත් කරයි. මෙම පොතේ ඔහුගේ කුඩා කාලයේ , පාසල් සමයේ , වෛද්‍ය පීඨයේ මෙන්ම වෘත්තීය ජීවිතයේද ලැබූ අත් දැකීම් සඳහන් වෙයි.  මනුෂ්‍ය සන්තානයේ ඇති සියළුම රසයන් උද්දීපනය කෙරෙන මෙම වෛද්‍යවරයෙකුගේ සිහි සටහන්  නම්  කෘතිය  ඕනෑම තරාතිරමක... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

End Tribalism in Sri Lanka
Sunil Vijaya
Perhaps Tribalism is ingrain in most Sri Lankans and every one of us goes through this phase in our life time yet the depth to which it has penetrated in individuals depends to what degree of conditioning the individual has gone through.  Subtle forms of tribalism such as a school, university are common and most take them lightly except exhibiting rivalry at a time of sport or at any other competitions such as debates etc. We as a nation, had traditions and ideals which had been inculcated in us from generation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/05/19)

පළමු ප්‍රහාරයට සම්බන්ධ පුද්ගලයින්ගෙන් 99%ක් අත් අඩංගුවට ගත්තත්දෙවැනි ප්‍රහාරය ව්‍යාර්ථ කළ බවක් ජනාධිපතිවරයා කියන්නේ නැහැ.
අද (21) පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
අද (21) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු නියෝජිතයින්   ■             පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී  තාරක බාලසූරිය මහතා  ■             පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී   ඉන්දික අනුරුද්ද මහතා  ■             නිවැරදි ප්‍රවෘත්තිය මාධ්‍ය ඒසසේ විකාශනය නොවීමෙන් සිද්ධ වෙන්නේ වැරදි පුවත් සමාජගත වීමයි. ■             මද්‍රසා වැනි අන්තවාදි අදහස් පෝෂණය කරන පාසල් තහනම් විය යුතුයි. ■             මුස්ලිම් අන්තවාදය ව්‍යාප්ත කරපු මුස්ලිම් දේශපාලන නායකයින් අනිවාර්යයෙන් අත් අඩංගුවට ගන්න වෙනවා. පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී තාරක බාලසූරිය මහතා  රජයේ ප්‍රවෘත්ති අධ්‍යක්ෂවරයා ප්‍රකාශ කර තිබෙනවා සෝදිසි කිරිම්වලින් හමුවෙන ආයුධ මාධ්‍ය ඔස්සේ පෙන්වන්න... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

Washington National Cathedral hosts an Interfaith Service Prayer and Remembrance for the People of Sri Lanka
Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington DC
The Embassy of Sri Lanka together with the Washington National Cathedral jointly organized an Interfaith Service of Prayer and Remembrance dedicated for the people of Sri Lanka at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington DC on Sunday, 05th May 2019    The event was organized to remember the victims of the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks and offer prayers for people of Sri Lanka. A large gathering of guests was present including religious dignitaries representing Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish and Christian faiths, members of Congress, US government representatives, Ambassadors and members of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

Sri Lanka’s Hambantota International Port — Gateway to the sub-continent
Courtesy Lloyd's List Intelligence
RO-RO TRANSHIPMENT OPERATIONS AT THE PORT. IN 2018, HIPG DOUBLED THE NUMBER OF RO-RO VESSELS HANDLED DURING THE PREVIOUS YEAR HIP is the latest addition to Sri Lanka’s network of harbours, currently being developed in different parts of the island. The expansion is an initiative of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), to take advantage of the nation's geographic positioning and the growing demand for more capacity in the region. Situated on the southern part of the island, HIP is amultipurposeport, 16 nautical miles from the main sea lane... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

Hudson County Woman Convicted at Trial of Compelled Labor of Sri Lankan Woman for Over Nine Years
Courtesy The United States Department of Justice
A Hudson County, New Jersey, woman was convicted today on charges of forced labor, alien harboring for financial gain, and marriage fraud, announced Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito for the District of New Jersey. Alia Imad Faleh Al Hunaity, aka “Alia Al Qaternah,” 43, was found guilty on all counts of the indictment against her following a six-day trial before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in Camden federal court. The jury deliberated for two hours before returning the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

පන්සල්වල අලි පැටවු අහුවුනාම නඩුදානවා.. පල්ලිවල කඩු තොග අහුවුණාම කිසිවක් නෑ.. සහජීවනය පට්ටපල් බොරුවක්..
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අද මෙරට තුළ කිසිදු සහජීවනයක් නැති බවත් සහජීවනය යනු පට්ටපල් බොරුවක් බවත් එක්සත් ජනතා සන්ධානයේ මහනුවර දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී කෙහෙළිය රඹුක්වැල්ල මහතා පවසයි. අද ආගම් මුල්කරගෙන දේශපාලන පක්ෂ බිහිවන බවත් පාසල් බිහි කරන බවත් මේ ගැන වහා සොයා බැලිය යුතු බවත් මන්ත්‍රීවරයා සඳහන් කළේය. අලි පැටව් තියාගත්තා කියා පන්සල්වලට නඩු දැමුවත් කඩු තොග ගණන් හසුවූ පල්ලිවලට කිසිදු දඬුවමක් ලබාදී නැති බව ද මන්ත්‍රීවරයා සඳහන් කළේය. අද මෙරට ප්‍රබල නායකත්වයක් අත්‍යවශ්‍ය වී ඇතැයි ද මන්ත්‍රීවරයා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ දී කියා සිටියේය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

අල්ලා හිටියනම් මුංගෙ බෙල්ල කපනවා.. කොටුවේ පොඩි හාමුදුරුවන්ගේ කාලීන ධර්ම සාකච්චාව YouTube හොල්ලයි.. සියල්ල පරදා මුල් තැනට..
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අද වන විට සියළු මුස්ලිම් සංවිධානද එක එකා පාවා දෙමින් සිටින බව කොටුවේ පොඩි හාමුදුරුවෝ පවසති. අල්ලා හිටියනම් මුන්ගෙ බෙල්ල කපනවා යයිද උන් වහන්සේ අන්තර්ජාල වීඩියෝවක් නිකුත් කරමින් සදහන් කර ඇත. එම වීඩියෝව මෙරට යූ ටියුබ් භාවිත කරන්නන් අතරේ මුල් තැනට පත්ව තිබේ. https://youtu.be/2WZ44dHkasg... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

සෑම මුස්ලිම් නිවසකම කඩු තිබෙනවා.. ඒ ගැහැණු දරුවන් රකින්නයි.. ජමිතුල් උලමා කියයි.. (ලංකාවේ මුස්ලිම් ලක්‍ෂ 20ක් සිටී.. එවිට කඩු කීයද..)
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සෑම මුස්ලිම් ජාතිකයෙකුගෙන් නිවසකම කඩුවක් තිබෙන බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා මුස්ලිම් කවුන්සිලය නායක එන්.එම්. අමීන් මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. සමස්ථ ලංකා ජමියතුල් උලමා සංවිධානය විසින් කොළඹදී කැදවි තිබූ මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී ඔහු කියා සිටියේ එම කඩු ආදිය තබාගෙන සිටින්නේ ආත්මාරක්ෂාවට බවයි. https://youtu.be/sMFnziuGNxg විශේෂයෙන්ම නිවෙස් වල සිටින ගැහැනු දරුවන් ආරක්ෂා කර ගැනීමට මෙම කඩු තබාගෙන සිටින බවද ඔහු කියා සිටියේය. කඩුවක් නිවසේ තිබූ පරිදි පමණින් අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීම සාධාරණ නැතැයි කී ඔහු ජනාධිපතිතුමන් ද මේ බව දන්වා ඇතැයි සඳහන් කළේය. සමස්ත ලංකා දඹුල්ල උලමා සංවිධානයේ විසින් මෙම මාධ්‍ය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

විනිසුරුවරුන්ට ඇමෙරිකාවෙන් බලපෑම්.. පාස්කු ඉරිදා සිදු වුණේ ඇමෙරිකානු කුමන්ත්‍රණයක්…- විශේෂ හෙලිදරවුව
පාස්කු ඉරිදා ත්‍රස්තවාදි ප්‍රහාරය පිළිබඳ පාර්ලිමේන්තු විවාදය අමතමින් පිවිතුරු හෙළ උරුමයේ නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී උදය ගම්මන්පිල මහතා මෙසේ අදහස් පල කලේය. මේ දින වල රෑට රූපවාහිනියේ ප්‍රවෘත්ති බලන විට උදේට පත්තර බලන විට  අපට හිතෙන්නේ අපි ජීවත්වෙන්නේ පාවෙන අවි ගබඩාවකද කියලයි.  මුළු රටම එකම අවි ගබඩාවක් බව තමයි ප්‍රවෘත්ති වලින් අපි දකින්නේ. හැමදාම ජෙලිග්නයිට් කූරු ඩෙටනේටර් පුපුරණ ද්‍රව්‍ය අත් බෝම්බ කඩු සිය ගණන් හමු වෙනවා. ඒ වගේම සන්නිවේදන උපකරණ හමුවෙනවා. https://youtu.be/pRNu8Kvpm4A මුස්ලිම් කටයුතු ඇමතිතුමා නම් කියන්නේ පල්ලිය වටේ කැලේ කපන්නයි පල්ලිය ඇතුලේ කඩු තියා ගත්තේ කියලා.  කඩු විශාල තොගයක් හමු වුණු කොම්පඤ්ඤ... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

Govt. to find out how Hisbullah’s son got shares worth Rs 500 mn Ownership of Sharia Uni in B’caloa
Courtesy The Island
State Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene told Parliament, yesterday, that the government would hold an investigation to find out how son of Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hisbullah had secured shares amounting to 500 million rupees in the proposed Sharia University in Batticaloa. The University is a gift from Saudi Arabia. President Maithripala Sirisena in January this year appointed Hisbullah Eastern Province Governor. At the time of his latest political appointment, Hisbullah was a National List MP of the UPFA. The State Minister said so in response to a question raised by Ratnapura... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

Compromise national security - probably gravest and unforgiving
By Abdul Samad Saleem Courtesy Ceylon Today
The 8 January 2015 will go down as a date that Sri Lanka changed forever. A country with abundance of resources, a multi-billion dollar geographical location, and unmatched human excellence was destined to become a graveyard. Sri Lankans voted in this government expecting CHANGE. A change that was perceived to be better promising the Sun and the Moon to the citizens of this country. Sadly, it was a fabricated move by the so-called joint opposition and certain media heavyweights of this country to destabilise and destroy a thriving country... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

Notes to the People - Is the US piggybacking on the IS?
By Sumanasiri Liyanage Courtesy Ceylon Today
‘Fanatics have their dreams wherewith they weave a paradise for a sect.’- John Keats Some commentators analysed the governmental change on 8 January 2015 as a revolution although no clear explanation was given as to why they deployed the term that refers to somewhat total transformation. My Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English defines ‘revolution’ as, “a time of great, usually sudden, social and political change especially the changing of a ruler or political system by force.” Of course, some of these characteristics may be attributed to the event that happened... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

One of the masterminds arrested in Saudi Arabia: President
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
President Maithripala Sirisena said one of the masterminds who orchestrated the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka was arrested in Saudi Arabia a couple of days ago. The President said this during a meeting with the representatives of Muslim Civil Organizations including the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulema (ACJU) at the Presidential Secretariat on Wednesday (8). He said officials from Sri Lanka also went to Saudi Arabia to arrest this person who was one of the masterminds behind the attack. “This suspect arrested in Saudi is one of the masterminds behind the attack. Altogether, we... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

Will urge President to arrest Rishad:S.B.Dissanayaka
Sandun A Jayasekera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Former Minister and joint opposition stalwart S.B.Dissanayaka continuing his verbal battle with Commerce and Industries Minister Rishad Bathiudeen yesterday said the government had ample evidence to arrest minister Bathiudeeen and a team of joint opposition members including him would urge President Maithripala Sirisena to direct law enforcement authorities to arrest him immediately. “We have information to prove that he has had close contacts with members of the National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ) and also that he has helped them in their destructive operations. Therefore, we would make a representation to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

Shangri-la suicide bombers had rented out six houses
Nimanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday informed the Colombo Fort Magistrate Court that the two suicide bombers, who blew themselves up at the Shangri-la Hotel in Colombo, had rented out at least six houses in various parts of the country and used them time to time. Accordingly, Mohamed Cassim Mohamed Zaharan alias ‘Zaharan Haseem’ the mastermind of the Easter Sunday attacks and Mohamed Ibrahim Ilham Ahamed, who carried out the suicide attacks at the Shangri-la Hotel, had rented out these houses in Mt.Lavinia, Lucky Plaza, Colombo-03, Mahavila Garden, Dematagoda, Kochchikade,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

Kochchikade suicide bomber’s brother among three arrested
Courtesy Adaderana
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today informed the Colombo Magistrate’s Court that three persons including the brother of the suicide bomber who attacked the St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade have been arrested and detained. https://youtu.be/RbMRuBbxAlU The CID informed the court that the three suspects are being detained and interrogated by the police based on the 90-day detention orders obtained from the Defence Secretary. Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne instructed the CID to produce the suspects before the court on May 23 for observation.  The order was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

Cannot be satisfied with search missions - Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith (English)
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/DG7IKyQsXtg... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

Private Catholic schools expected to reopen on May 14th - Cardinal
Courtesy Adaderana
Private Catholic schools are expected to reopen for the second term on the 14th of May, says His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith. Speaking at a press conference held today (09), Cardinal Ranjith said, however, reopening private Catholic schools could be postponed until after the Vesak Poya day if any emergency situation is to arise. https://youtu.be/Dcmkv4rn9EE He further commented that Sunday services at churches will also be conducted as usual starting from next Sunday depending on the country’s security.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

A people’s Manifesto for the next General Election.
Dr. Sudath Gunasekara 
5..8.2019 Fifty Demands for all political Parties and aspirant leaders who intend contesting next General Election Introduction It is a foregone conclusion that there is no Government in this country today, in spite of the fact that there is a President, a Prime Minister, (of cause fighting each other and eternally at loggerheads, leading a cat’s and dog’s life at the expense of the country) with 9 Governors, all political rejects and misfits some of whom are sworn communal terrorists and others who are messing up governance and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

Former US envoy in Lanka Robert Blake lists some of America’s wrong decisions
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 8 (newsin.asia): In a frank talk at the Pathfinder Foundation here on Tuesday, Robert Blake, who was US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, listed some key mistakes made by the present and past US Administrations which landed the world’s pre-eminent power in trouble. Blake was speaking in his current capacity as Senior Director (India and South Asia) McLarty Associates a firm of strategic consultants. According to Blake, the first mistake the US made was President Clinton’s decision to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

At last a true Muslim with guts to tell the truth
Courtesy CBN News https://youtu.be/fhnJLF9GlqE... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

Make use of technocrats for intelligence sharing like back in Gotabaya’s time – fmr. US Ambassador
Ada Derana
Sri Lanka could make use of senior technocrats similar to that of the group existed during the time when Gotabaya Rajapaksa was in office as the Defence Secretary, says Former US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Robert O. Blake Jr. He stated this addressing a seminar held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) yesterday (07). The seminar was organized by the Pathfinder Foundation in partnership with the Joint Apparel Association Forum Sri Lanka (JAAFSL). Delivering his presentation titled ‘US Foreign Policy towards China and South Asia and what it means for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/05/19)

වීරවංශ-බදියුදීන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී දරුණුවටම හැප්පෙති.. බදියුදීන්ගේ රෙදි බිමටම ගැලවේ..[Video]
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ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණේ නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා සහ වාණිජ හා කර්මාන්ත කටයුතු ඇමති රිෂාද් බදුයුදීන් මහතා අතර පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී වූ උණුසුම් වචන හුවමාරුවක් ඇති විය. වර්තමාන ආරක්ෂක තත්ත්වය සම්බන්ධයෙන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී වූ විවාදයේ දී මන්ත්‍රීවරයා අදහස් පළ කරමින් සිටියදී මෙම තත්වය ඇතිවිය. මන්ත්‍රීවරයා එක් අවස්ථාවක කියා සිටියේ රිෂාඩ් බදුර්දීන් මරාගෙන මැරෙන බෝම්බයක් ලෙසයි. https://youtu.be/5LSPk2m60yM... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

Inadequacies of the security approach to terror containment
Courtesy The Island
A glaring inadequacy in current public discussion or ‘discourse’ on the issues growing out of the Easter Sunday terror attacks is the almost lop-sided stress on short-term security measures as answers to these complex posers. Immediate security measures to protect the public are urgently needed and the Sri Lankan state is providing these requirements adequately but discussion on these questions needs to go well beyond this dimension in the country’s present affairs. As has been pointed out in this column frequently, long term security and protection of life and limb needs to be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

ජනාධිපතිවරයා විසින් නීතියට පටහැනිව ඉල්ලීම් ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණය වෙත යොමු කිරීමෙන් මූලික අයිතිවාසිකම් සහ භාෂා අයිතිවාසිකම් උල්ලංඝනය කළ බවට නීතිඥවරයෙක් ජනාධිපතිට සහ අධිකරණ අමාත්‍යාංශයේ නීති සහකාර ලේකම්ට එරෙහිව නඩු පවරයි……
අධිකරණ
ජනාධිපතිවරයා විසින් පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවමින් නිකුත් කළ 2018 නොවැම්බර් මස 09 වන දිනැති අංක 2096/70 දරන අතිවිශේෂ ගැසට් පත්‍රය එරෙහිව පවරන ලද නඩු විභාගකර පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවීමට අදාල ගැසට් පත්‍රය අවලංගු කිරීමට ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ පසුගියදා තීරණය කරන ලදී. එකී ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ තීරණ රාජ්‍ය භාෂාවෙන් හෝ ජාතික භාෂාවෙන් හෝ නීති පැනවීමේ භාෂාවෙන් හෝ අධිකරණ භාෂාවෙන් ලබා දී නොතිබූ බව කියමින් නීතීඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන විසින් ජනාධිපතිවරයා වෙත ඉල්ලීමක් කරමින් එකී ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ තීරණ රාජ්‍ය භාෂාවෙන් හෝ ජාතික භාෂාවෙන්, නීති පැනවීමේ භාෂාවෙන් හෝ අධිකරණ භාෂාවෙන් ලදෙන ලෙස ඉල්ලා ඇත. එම ඉල්ලීම ජනාධිපති අතිරේක ලේකම්(නීති) නීතිඥ ලක්ෂ්මී ජයවික්‍රම විසින් අධිකරණ හා බන්ධනාගාර ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණ අමාත්‍යාංශයේ ලේකම් වෙත යොමු කර ඇත.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

Sri Lanka: Battle Ground for Sino-U.S. rivalry
Here's why the U.S. interferes: 
https://youtu.be/hAyStrFGURM... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

හිජාබය පැළද පැමිණි ගුරුවරියන් 10 නාට පළාතේ ඇති වෙනත් පාසල් සඳහා ස්ථාන මාරු වක්
Media Secretary - Governor WP 
අඟහරුවාදා දින මුස්ලිම් ගුරුවරියන් 10 දෙදෙනකු පාරම්පරික හිජාබය පැළද පැමිණීම නිසා ඔවුන් හට පාසලට ඇතුළුවීම වැළැක් වූ අවස්ථාවේ දී බස්නාහිර පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවර ගරු අසාද් සාලී මැතිතුමාගේ මැදිහත් වීමෙන් එම ගුරුවරුන්ව එතුමාගේ පළාතේ වෙනත් පාසල් වලට ස්ථාන මාරු ලබා දීමට කටයුතු කරන ලදී. අඟහරුවාදා උදෑසන පුවක්පිටිය දෙමළ මහා විද්‍යාලයේ දෙමාපියන් විසින් පාසල් ගේට්ටුව අවහිර කරමින් මුස්ලිම් ගුරුවරියන් හට පාසලට ඇතුළුවීම වැළක්වන ලදී. පාසල් සංවර්ධන සමිතියේ සාමාජිකයින් පිරිසක් විසින් එම ගුරුවරුන්හට පවසා ඇත්තේ ඔවුන් සාරියකින් පැමිණෙන්නේ නම් පමණක් ඔවුන් හට පාසල් පරිශ්‍රයට ඇතුල් වීමට අවසර ලබා දෙන බවයි. ඔවුන් කියා සිටි ආකාරයට හිජාබය පළදින පිරිස... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

Cabinet decisions in a country should be taken for the good of the country and the people and not the personal benefits and survival of politicians
Sudath Gunasekara
Now look at this news item copied below and read it with comments on it Vow another Rs.3.5 billion of public funds down the drain for the benefit of politicians and rogues. Don’t they have more important issues to decide on at a critical time of the nation like this? Is it not a parallel to the appointment of Arjun Mahendran a non-citizen as Governor of the Central Bank through whom the Ranil robbed the nation’s premier Bank and destroyed the nation’s economy? To whom are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

China Donates Rs. 17.84M Cash for the Injured in the Easter Sunday Attacks
From Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka
On 4th May, 2019, H.E. Cheng Xueyuan, the Ambassador of China to Sri Lanka presented a cheque for Rs. 17.84m to Mr. Nimal Kumar, National Secretary of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society(SLRCS) on behalf of the Red Cross Society of China. The donation will be specially used in the treatment of the injured in the Easter Sunday attacks. Ambassador Cheng reaffirmed that at the time of sorrow, Chinese government and people stand firmly with the Sri Lankan people and resolutely support Sri Lanka in safeguarding its... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

Sam Harris talks Islam, politics, Twitter, and Trump with Kara Swisher
By Eric Johnson  Courtesy vox.com 
Sam Harris, the host of the podcast Making Sense, and author of books such as Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion. Courtesy Sam Harris For the better part of two decades, philosopher and neuroscientist Sam Harris has been a popular — and controversial — critic of organized religion, and in particular Islam. In a new episode of Recode Decode with Kara Swisher, he said that although he disavows anyone in his audience who would use his work as justification for bigotry, he still believes that we need to have a tough conversation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

The proof Isis are not true Muslims
Dr Azeem Ibrahim Courtesy The Scotsman
Ten-year-old Ashayal Rosairo was injured in an attack on the Zion church in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka (Picture: Allison Joyce/Getty Images) Attacks on Christians – like those on churches in Sri Lanka over Easter – demonstrate that Isis fighters are against Islam, writes Dr Azeem Ibrahim. The Easter attacks against Christians in Sri Lanka by a group who swore allegiance to Isis were carried out in the name of Islam. This is nothing new, back when Isis was still expanding into the multi-ethnic and religiously diverse northern... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

Sri Lanka: Ex-Army Man Held with Hundreds of Bullets, Swords
Courtesy Sputnik
Two weeks after Sri Lanka witnessed terror bombings and the launch of police and army searches, hundreds of bullets, military uniforms, and swords are still being discovered in various parts of the country. New Delhi (Sputnik) — A retired army man with nearly 1,000 rounds of live ammunition in Sri Lanka's Nawagamuwa area was arrested on Wednesday while transporting bullets. Police said that the suspect was carrying 205 rounds of T56 ammo, 640 rounds of 9mm ammo, 40 T56 training rounds, two T56 magazines, one 9mm magazine, and one air rifle. READ MORE: Terror-Hit Sri Lanka Unearths Islamist... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

Sri Lanka, radical Islam and what comes next
By Joseph Mariathasan Courtesy IPE
The tragic Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka were a surprise and a revelation to both Sri Lankans and the world at large. For many outside the country it was a surprise that Sri Lanka even had a Muslim population. For those in Sri Lanka, it was a revelation that local Muslims would target Christian churches when there had been no domestic history of tensions between the two religions – both of which have followers from many different ethnic communities within the country. Quite apart from the trauma and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

Twelve Hard-Core Terrorists in Sri Lankan Custody - President
Courtesy Sputnik
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who has vowed to restructure the security system of the terror-hit country, has said that 13 safe-houses and 41 bank accounts owned by terrorists responsible for the 21 April serial blasts have been identified. New Delhi (Sputnik): Out of the 56 suspects held for the 21 April Sri Lankan bombings, at least 12 are hard-core terrorists, Sri Lankan President Mathripala Sirisena has said, adding that the situation in his island nation remains serious. READ MORE: Sri Lanka Reinstates Temporary Ban on Social Networks – Reports "Of the 56 suspects who currently... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

US official wounded in Sri Lanka Easter bombing dies from her injuries in Singapore
Courtesy The Straits Times
COLOMBO (AFP) - A US official wounded in Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday suicide bombings has died in hospital, raising the total number killed to 258, including 45 foreigners, officials said on Wednesday (May 8). Ms Alaina Teplitz, the United States ambassador to Sri Lanka, paid tribute to Ms Chelsea Decaminada, who was seriously wounded when two bombers hit the luxury Shangri-La hotel in Colombo on April 21. "We pay tribute to Chelsea - and all those lost and injured - by partnering with Sri Lanka and nations worldwide to bring unity in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

A Visit to Post-ISIS Syria: Human Crises Pose Risk
BY: Robin Wright Courtesy United States Institute of Peace
Defeating the Islamic State means determining the future for tens of thousands of ex-fighters and their families. After losing its last territory in Syria on March 23, 2019, the Islamic State quickly reclaimed global attention with the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka on April 21 and a video tape of its reclusive leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, on April 29. The jihadi movement is now shifting focus to its ISIS branches, or “provinces,” in Africa, Asia and Europe. Baghdadi signaled ISIS’s expansion by formally embracing two Sunni... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

How Muslim and non-Muslim countries tackle Islamic radicalization
By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express
Colombo, May 8: Islamic radicalization has been on the upsurge for a considerable period of time now, mainly because of the unceasing atrocities committed by the US-led Western alliance in several Islamic countries including Libya, Iraq, Syria, Palestine and Afghanistan. However, like militaristic Western hegemony, Islamic radicalization has also become a major problem for the world. Several countries, both within and outside the Muslim world, have been subjected to its depredations. Like the non-Muslim countries, Muslim countries too have devised methods to tackle the scourge. Saudi Arabia Like many... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

Unlike other causes of death, terrorism destroys our way of life
By Dr.Swaran Singh/Ceylon Today
On 28 June 1914, a 19-year old Bosnian-Serb, Gavrilo Princip, shot and killed the heir apparent to the Austrian throne, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, unaware that the act would push the world into a five year long World War killing 16 million people and ending with the most unequal Treaty of Versailles. Given that humiliating closure for the vanquished powers, experts describe the Second World War as nothing but a continuation of the First World War. World War II ended with two atomic bombs being dropped on Japan thus unleashing the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

Different ways of curbing extremist propaganda
By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror
Colombo, May 4: The sharp rise of Jehadi terrorism in response to the Western nations’ continued atrocities against Islamic countries in the Middle East and Afghanistan, has created, in many countries, a need to curb extremist propaganda. Some of the countries threatened by Islamic radicalism are Muslim-majority. However, attitudes to extremism and the methods used for curbing extremism vary, depending on the objective conditions. The immediate demand in a country subjected to a Jehadi attack is for control over the curricula of the Madrassahs or Islamic religious schools. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

Lankan Cardinal says post-blast trouble makers pave way for foreign interference
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 6 (Daily Mirror): The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, said on Monday that some trouble makers are using the Easter Sunday suicide attacks to foment Christian-Muslim clashes and pave the way for foreign intervention. Meanwhile, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has appealed to the media not to cover searches going on in relation to the Easter Sunday blasts as these premature reports are endangering innocent people. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said that cash amounting LKR 140 million and assets worth LKR 7 billion have been discovered in raids on the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

Lankan Govt’s handling of post-blast situation draws heavy flak
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, April 30 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan government’s handling of the situation in the country after the April 21 serial bombings, has drawn heavy flak from various quarters in the country including the head of the Catholic church, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith. Cardinal Ranjith had earlier been extremely sympathetic to the beleaguered government of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe following the blasts which occurred in three churches and three posh hotels among other places killing 253 people. He had immediately appealed to his flock not to take... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

Batticaloa University to be assigned under Higher Education Min
Courtesy Adaderana
President Maithripala Sirisena stated that Batticaloa University will be assigned under the Ministry of Higher Education. https://youtu.be/XzqEcoOtoWo He mentioned this speaking to Northern Province state officials and Muslim youths in the area during an observational visit to the Sainthamarudu in Kalmunai. The President said that a clear decision will also be taken regarding the syllabus taught at the university.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

Female suicide bomber used to be a devout Hindu, reveals mother
Courtesy Adaderana
Suicide bomber Mohammad Hasthoon’s wife, Pulasthini Mahendran (some reports mention it as Pulasthini Rajendran) aka Sara who is believed to be an active participant in the recent bombings, was born in a devout Hindu lower middle class family and was converted to Islam and radicalised, a report by popular Tamil channel IBC Tamizh has revealed. As per the report, Pulasthini was born in a middle-class Hindu family in Thettativu, situated in Batticaloa district in Eastern Province in Sri Lanka and was allegedly abducted, converted to Islam and radicalised by Islamists groups.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

Ada Derana reporter covering Maligawatte search operation harassed
Courtesy Adaderana
The Maligawatte police have found 56 swords in a well in the Maligawatte area in Colombo, today (08). https://youtu.be/i-bt-Ozbeh8 Reportedly, 44 Chinese manufactured swords, 12 old swords, 49 knives, 26 CDs with covers with Arabic writing letters on them, a firearm, and a narcotic drug called ‘Ice’ have been found inside a 20-feet deep well near a mosque in Maligawatte. However, the Ada Derana correspondent, who had gone to report search operation conducted by Navy divers, had been obstructed by a certain group who had been at the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

VIP security uniforms found from sugarcane cultivation of Pelwatte Sugar Factory
Courtesy Adaderana
Several suspicious items were recovered from sugarcane cultivation belonging to Pelwatte sugar factory. https://youtu.be/rox6ubnyzeQ Accordingly, 5 walkie-talkies, uniforms worn by security details of VIPs and some other items were found during a search which was carried out based on the information received from the driver of sugar factory’s chief operations officer. The Chief Operations Officer Surath Amadeen yesterday (07) held a secretive discussion with 13 of fellow Muslim employees at the factory and had hindered other employees from entering the room where the discussion took place. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

Swords, pistol, ammo and ‘ice’ recovered from well near mosque
Courtesy Adaderana
A stock of items including swords, knives, drugs, a firearm and bullets have been recovered from the bottom of a public well located in close proximity to a mosque near the R. Premadasa stadium in Maligawatta, Colombo. Ada Derana reporter said that the discovery was made during a search operation carried out by security forces personnel in the Maligawatta area today (8). He said that a total of 58 swords, including 46 new swords (with red logo) and 12 old swords, 4 knives, 26 CDs, a small pistol, several... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

1116 clothing items similar to SLAF uniforms found in lorry
Courtesy Adaderana
The Seeduwa Police and the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) had set up roadblocks and carried out search operations on the Muthuwadiya-Seeduwa area. https://youtu.be/uLYvq8REmIE During the search operation, the officers had been able to seize a lorry carrying a stock of clothing items similar to the uniforms of the SLAF. Accordingly, 1116 clothing items similar to military uniforms have been discovered on the lorry en route from Walapane to Seeduwa. The driver and another person have been arrested on the matter. Seeduwa Police are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

700kg of gunpowder found inside shop at Mawanella
Courtesy Adaderana
Security forces personnel have discovered around 700 kg of gunpowder inside a shop in the Hingula area in Mawanella. https://youtu.be/RV6cLvyVS4A The discovery was made during a search operation carried out in the area last night (07). The shop owner reportedly has a permit allowing for the possession of only 200 kg of gunpowder, but he has exceeded that limit by over 500 kg. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

Rajapaksa urges PM to appoint Select Committee on Counter-Terrorism Act
Courtesy Adaderana
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today urged Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to appoint a Parliamentary Select Committee to examine the proposed Counter-Terrorism Act. Issuing a statement, he says that opposition has been mounting against the proposed act from every part of society and that several major political parties represented in parliament have already voiced strong objections to it. Considering this situation, the Opposition Leader makes a special request to the Prime Minister to appoint a Parliamentary Select Committee to carry out a broad study and review of the proposed act.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

SIU probes police errors over bail granted to Wellampitiya copper factory workers
Courtesy Adaderana
The Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) has commenced an investigation to determine as to whether any errors had been committed by the police in granting bail to 9 suspects arrested at the Wellampitiya copper factory, which is believed to be linked to the Easter Sunday terror attacks. https://youtu.be/UWpIlN8TG8w Mohamed Ibrahim Insaf Ahmed, the suicide bomber responsible for the blast at the Cinnamon Grand in Colombo on April 21, is the owner of the copper factory at Wellampitiya. On April 22, nine employees of the factory were arrested by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

ත්‍රිපිටකය විකෘති කරන ඊනියා සංදේශනා
ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ කථිකාචාර්ය මාවතගම පේමානන්ද හිමි ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ මහාචාර්ය ඊ. ඒ. වික්‍රමසිංහ පීඨාධිපති (භාෂා අධ්‍යයන පීඨය) ශ්‍රී ලංකා බෞද්ධ හා පාලි විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය
බුදුදහම තම තම නැණ පමණින් නන් අයුරින් දෙසන, ලියන පිරිස්‌ මේ රටේ බිහි වූයේ අද ඊයේ නො වේ. පිරිසිදු ථෙරවාද බුදුදහම අපිරිසිදු කරමින් ලියූ සහ දෙසූ එම පිරිස්‌ එය තම බඩ වඩා ගැනීමේ මාර්ගය ලෙස තෝරා ගත්හ. ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ මේ වන විට යළි එම තත්ත්වය විවිධ ස්‌වරූපයෙන් ක්‍රියාත්මක වන බව විවිධ පොත පත කියවීමෙන් හා සමාජ ජාලා වෙබ් අඩවි නැරඹීමෙන් වටහා ගත හැකි ය. මේ තත්ත්වය ඉතා හොඳින් වටහා ගත් වත්මන් ජනපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා ත්‍රිපිටකය ජාතික... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

ධර්මය විකෘති කරන්නෝ 2 – මීවනපලානේ සිරිධම්මාලන්කාර
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**********බුදු දහම බාහිරින් තර්ක කර විනාශ කල නොහැකි නිසා මේ වන විට ශාසනයට ඇතුළු වී ශාසනය තුල ඉදිමින්ම ධර්මය විකෘති කරමින්බුදු දහම විනාශ කිරීම ආරම්භ වී ඇත. එසේ කරන මාර පුත්‍රයන්ගේ ප්‍රධානම අවිය වන්නේ ඔබගේ ධර්ම දැනුමක් නැති කම පාලි දැනුමක් නැති කම හා භාවනා දියුණුවක් නැති කමයිසිංහල බෞද්ධයනිඅද සිටම පාලි ඉගෙනගනිමටත් ත්‍රිපිටකය පරිශීලනය කිරීමටත් සමථ විදර්ශනා ප්‍රායෝගිකව වැඩීමත් ආරම්භ කරන්න ඔවුන් ධර්මය විකෘති කර “අහවල් පිටකයේ අහවල් දේශනාවේ මෙහෙම තියෙනවා: යයි කියති. එහෙත් ඇත්තටම එම දේශනාවේ ඇත්තේ වෙනත් යමකි. ඔබගේ නොදැනුවත් කම නිසා “ඒ හාමුදුරුවෝ ත්‍රිපිටකේ තියෙන තැනත් කිවුව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

මේක බෞද්ධ ආගම මූලික කරගත්ත රටක්.. මේ රටේ තියෙන්න ඕනේ එක නීතියයි.
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මේක බෞද්ධ ආගම මූලික කරගත්ත රටක්.. මේ රටේ තියෙන්න ඕනේ එක නීතියයි. වෙන අයට වෙන වෙන නීති ඕනෙනම් ඒ ඒ රටවල් හොයාගෙන ගියාට කමක් නෑ.. https://youtu.be/sSi4zXqN6j8... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

Use group of technocrats like one during Gota’s time: Blake
Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror
While highlighting the importance of a united leadership in Sri Lanka, former US Ambassador Robert O Blake Jr yesterday said the incumbent government should establish a high-level group of technocrats similar to the one existed when Gotabaya Rajapaksa was the Defence Secretary, to prevent terror attacks in the country. The former ambassador, who is now Senior Director (India and South Asia) of McLarty Associates, said this while delivering a presentation titled US Foreign Policy towards China and South Asia and what it means for Sri Lanka at the BMICH in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/05/19)

Dante’s judgement
Laksiri Warnakula
Since that Easter Sunday, I have been wanting to pen a few words expressing my feelings towards all, who suffered. Lives of nearly three hundred worshipers, their children and scores of foreign tourists were snuffed out amidst waves of flying shrapnel and fumes of sulphur. And each time I tried, my thoughts always lost its way, blinded by the fiery spectacle of agony, carnage and death that must have reigned at those locations, following the blasts. Then something snapped in me as I kept reading and listening to what some of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

වර්ෂ 2018 පත්වීම්ලාභීන් වෛද්‍යවරුන් නැවත ස්ථාන ගත කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙනි.
ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි සමස්ත ලංකා රජයේ ආයුර්වේද වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරී සංගමය. All Ceylon Government Ayurvedic Medical Officers Union
වර්ෂ 2018 ජනවාරි 03 වන දින පත්වීම්ලාභීන් වෛද්‍යවරුන් 650 කට ආසන්න ප්‍රමාණයක් නැවත ස්ථානගත කිරීම සඳහා  2019. 05. 13 දින සිදු කිරීමට නියමිත බව අප සංගමය වෙත දැන ගැනීමට ලැබී ඇත. කරුණු ගණනාවක් මත එම නැවත ස්ථානගත කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් අප සංගමයේ තදබල විරෝධය මේ සමග ඉදිරිපත් කරමු. 01. කිසිදු සාධාරණ හේතුවක් නොමැතිව තාවකාලික ස්ථාන ලබා දීම හා  නැවත ස්ථානගත කිරීම අසාධාරණ වීම.   02. මෙතෙක් පත්වීම් ලබාදීමේ ක්‍රමවේදය සම්පුර්ණයෙන්ම පාහේ උල්ලංගණය වීම.   03. මේ වනවිටත් වර්ෂ 2018 පත්වීම්ලාභී වෛද්‍යවරුන් එම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

මේ ආන්ඩුවේ තියනෙ නොහැකියාව වගේම ආරක්ෂාව ගැන ජනතාව සෑහිමකට පත්වෙන්නේ නැහැ
ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
අද (07) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු නියෝජිතයින්   ■             පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ලක්ෂ්මන් යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා ■             පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී අනුර ප්‍රියදර්ශන යාපා මහතා ■             පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී එස්. එම්. චන්ද්‍රසේන මහතාපාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ලක්ෂ්මන් යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා  පූර්ණ ආරක්ෂාවක් ඇතිව පාසල් යනන පුලුවන් නිසා පාසල් පසුගිය 6 වැනිදා පාසල් ආරම්භ කරන බව කියපු අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යංශය ඊට පස්සේ  6 වසර සිට 12 වසර දක්වා පාසල් ආරම්භ කරන බව. ඒ අතරේ අධ්‍යාපන ඇමැති කියනවා සුරක්ෂා රක්ෂණය තියෙනවා පාසල් යන්නලු. මේ පණිවිඩයෙන් පස්සේ මුලු ලංකාවෙම පාසල් පැමිණීමේ ප්‍රතිශතය 4%ක් විතර වුනා. මෙයින් පෙන්නේ ආරක්ෂාව පිළීබද සහතිකයක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

Possible Mass Non Compliance in Sri Lanka and Role of Clergy
Dr Sarath Obeysekera 
Government invoked emergency with two intentions.One is to carry out raids and inspections , not only to arrest culprits but to arrest the situation of excallating violence.Secondly to keep public indoor so that skirmishes in the streets are minimised. What happened in Negombo is a clear example, where people were trying to lake the law into their hands. Yesterday parents decided not to comply wither government ruling that children should attend schools.Percentage of children attending schools was abmisible. It was not a strike per say but ignoring requests by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

Why did Sri Lanka ignore India's terror alerts?
Col Anil Athale (retired) Courtesy Rediff News
'The residual historical hostility against India was certainly a factor,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters The Indian election campaign of 2019 will go down as the most negative ever in our electoral history. Both sides have harped more on the negatives of the other side than their own positives. These elections have seen political parties running to the Election Commission of India virtually every other day with complaints against each other. It reminds me... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

Vet, 30, who gave up her party lifestyle to move to Sri Lanka to help dying street dogs admits she worries about being 'left on the shelf' because men 'can't hack' dating her
By HARRIET JOHNSTON FOR MAILONLINE Courtesy Mail on Line
Janey Lowes, 30, from Barnard Castle, moved to Sri Lanka to help sick animalsAdmits she used to be 'self obsessed' and loved partying and shopping Young vet set up veterinary charity in the country for abandoned street houndsWorries she won't find love because she's dedicated to the centre 24/7 Janey was hailed as a 'fantastic role model' to young girls by presenter Fogle  A young vet who swapped a life of clubbing and partying in the UK to set up a charity to help dying street dogs in Sri Lanka... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

Sri Lanka police chief says all terrorists linked to Easter attacks have been arrested or killed
Xinhua
COLOMBO, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan security forces have arrested all those directly linked to the Easter terror explosions on April 21, Acting Police Chief Chandana Wickramaratne said in a special statement here on Tuesday. Wickramaratne said the police had identified all those involved in the terror attacks and many of them had committed suicide when security forces had attempted to arrest them. He said the two bomb experts involved in the terrorist attacks had also been killed and forces had seized all the explosives and bombs which had been stored for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

We Met the Leader of the Group Blamed for the Sri Lanka Easter Bombings
By Ben Ferguson and Stacey Naggiar Courtesy Vice News
https://youtu.be/ivbBgDIrxJc KATTANKUDY, Sri Lanka — The ringleader of terrorist attacks that killed 257 people on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka was a cruel and stubborn man who does not represent National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), said his former friend and now leader of the outlawed Islamist group. “[Mohammed Zahran Hashim] has two behavioral personalities,” Mohamed Yusef Thaufeek, NTJ's leader, told VICE News. “One is stubbornness. And he has a tendency to lie. He has both behaviors. No matter what you tell, he never listens, and never... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

Why Did the Islamic State Target Sri Lanka?
By Vishal Arora Courtesy The Diplomat
Was the attack on Sri Lanka an example of the Islamic State’s opportunism? Why did the Islamic State terror group choose Sri Lanka, and a persecuted minority in it, as the target for one of its deadliest attacks ever? This question puzzles many, given that this tiny island nation has largely been non-aligned in its foreign policy and is nowhere on the global radar of the fight against terror. What’s more, Christians here have had cordial relations with the local Muslim community, which, along with the Christian minority, has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

Low ISIS footprint in India may be misleading
Syed Ata Hasnain a retired lieutenant-general, is a former commander of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps. 
Most important, India’s Muslims need leaders of substance who can guide, lead and advise.  Many think that India has escaped the wrath of ISIS due to the inherent strength of our plurality. (Photo: AP The suicide terror bombings in Sri Lanka took that country and the entire world by utter surprise. The Islamic State (ISIS) took its time claiming responsibility, but once it did the puzzle started to fall into place. These attacks came at a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

Sri Lankan Suicide Bombings: Islamic State’s Deadly Input
By: Sudha Ramachandran Courtesy The Jamestown Foundation
(source: alphanews.co) On April 21, multiple suicide attacks on churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka killed 253 people, including 40 foreigners, and injured at least 500 others (Sunday Times, April 28). The suicide bombings, which are among the deadliest terrorist attacks in the world since the September 11 attacks in the United States, have drawn attention to the Islamic State (IS) group’s links with local radicals in the island. A day after the attacks, the Sri Lankan government spokesman said that a little-known local Islamist group, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

Saudi Arabia, Qatar should stop financing Muslim extremists in Sri Lanka: Dayasiri
Sandun A Jayasekera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
General Secretary of the SLFP, former minister Dayasiri Jayasekara made an appeal to Saudi Arabia and Qatar yesterday to not let extremist groups in those countries to finance Muslim fundamentalists in Sri Lanka like National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ), who carried out the Easter Sunday carnage.  He told reporters that there was firm evidence to prove that religious extremists in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the IS (Islamic State) terrorists had funded the Muslim fundamentalists in Sri Lanka for several years. “I believe that the armed forces, the Special Task Force... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

SL still under threat from global terrorists: Ranil
Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Sri Lanka was still under threat from global terrorists though the country was fast returning to normal after the Easter Sunday carnage, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today. Making a special statement in Parliament, the Prime Minister said new laws such as Counter-Terrorism Bill was needed to fight global terrorism. “One should remember that Sri Lanka is yet to overcome the terrorist threats. This is because Sri Lanka had become a victim of global terrorism,” he said. “These terrorists will try different tactics to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

12 hardcore terrorists arrested: Prez
Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror
A large number of terrorists had already been arrested, out of which, 12 were hard-core members, President Maithirpala Sirisena told Parliament today. He said that 13 safe houses belonging to those who were responsible for the Easter Sunday carnage had been taken over by the security forces, while 41 bank accounts belonging to the terror group have been freezed. Speaking during the debate on Easter Sunday attacks in the House, the President said that all terrorists who were connected to the Easter Sunday attacks would... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

Edu Min official arrested for encouraging extremism and IS
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Police has arrested the Assistant Director of the Langama Pasala Hodama Pasala project of the Ministry of Education,Marikkar Dilshan Muhammad, for allegedly encouraging Islamic extremism and the Islamic State (IS). The suspect was arrested in Norochcholai on 4 May evening, according to the list of persons, provided by the office of the Inspector General of Police, of those who assisted the terrorist group and the Sunday Easter (21 April) carnage. Norochcholai Police said that the search operation was conducted according to the list and later it was revealed that the suspect... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

Adad Derana News at 6.55pm
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/6NVKiSx914U... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

State Ministry of Defence refutes receiving documents from the President of All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama ACJU on extremist activities
Courtesy Adaderana
The State Ministry of Defence has addressed a letter to the President of All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) As-Sheikh Rizwe Mufthi denying a statement made by him at the all-religious leaders’ meeting held recently. The Secretary of the ministry N.K.G.K. Nammawatta says, the President of ACJU had stated that he had handed over all information and documents regarding the IS-affiliated Islamist extremist in Sri Lanka to State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene in 2015. The letter denies this claim, however, acknowledges the fact that As-Sheikh Rizwe Mufthi had met with the State... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

Another land plot used for terrorist activities identified in Riditenna
Courtesy Adaderana
A 25-acre land plot in Riditenna area of Valaichchenai police division has been identified as a site occupied by the terrorist group responsible for the suicide bombings on Easter Sunday. The Criminal Investigation Department, officers of Valaichchenai Police Station and the Police Special Task Force had carried out the search yesterday (06). Said land plot had been used by the terrorist for various activities, according to the security forces. On April 23rd, the owner of this 25-acre land was arrested by the Valaichchenai Police and later handed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

15 swords surrendered to Beruwala Police
Courtesy Adaderana
Complying with the request made by the security forces, 15 swords have been handed over to the Beruwala Police Station today (07). On May 4th, the police requested the public to hand over the illegal swords, kris knives and sharp dagger to the nearest police station by Sunday (May 5th). https://youtu.be/6xygvsGXA5U However, on Monday (06), the police spokesperson announced that the time period to surrender illegal weapons currently in their possession to the police would be extended by another 48 hours. Meanwhile, during search operations conducted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

Will confiscate safe houses & banks accounts of bombers in Easter attacks - President
Courtesy Adaderana
The safe houses used by the suicide bombers in Easter Sunday terror attacks and bank accounts owned by them will be confiscated, says President Maithripala Sirisena. The President stated this addressing the parliamentary session commenced this afternoon (07). Accordingly, 13 safe houses and 41 bank accounts belonging to the suicide bombers are to be confiscated.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

One nabbed with cell-phone jamming devices
Courtesy Adaderana
A person has been arrested in Negombo while in possession of 8 cell-phone jamming devices, the Police Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. https://youtu.be/aIj6L1kjDo0 The suspect is a resident of Negombo area. SP Gunasekara stated this addressing a press conference held in Colombo today (07).... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

Cache of anti-aircraft bullets found in Vavuniya
Courtesy Adaderana
A cache of anti-aircraft bullets have been recovered from Alagalla area in Vavuniya last evening (06), says Irattaperiyakulam Police. Accordingly, 85 anti-aircraft bullets were found by Irattaperiyakulam police officers, who acted on a tip-off received from the residents of the area. The Irattaperiyakulam Police had searched the area further with the help of police dogs, however, no other explosives were recovered from the site. https://youtu.be/sOhswtCiQuw The security forces stated that the area in which the said cache of ammunition was found had been previously held by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

Army uniforms, weapons, NTJ CDs and more found in search operations
Courtesy Adaderana
A set of clothing similar to the uniform of the Sri Lanka Army has been found in a garbage pile behind the main bus stand in Hatton. Employees of the Hatton-Dickoya Municipal Council had discovered the clothing set inside an abandoned polythene bag and had informed authorities on the matter. The pair of trousers and the cap similar to Army uniforms found in this manner have been taken into the custody of security forces. https://youtu.be/6lLjWEGozmw Hatton Police and security forces are carrying out further investigations. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

BEWARE OF ISLAMIC DECEPTION
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Ratanapala
“Deny, delay, evade, confuse, mislead and if everything fails, cry!” Be careful when questioning Islamists! They are permitted by the Koran to lie unashamedly to deceive anyone who they consider to be their opponents or enemy. It is called Taqiyya. Be careful of artful deception and deceit – they are masters at the game and well versed in debating! 
At the recent talk-shows after the Easter Sunday Massacre, it is clear how Muslims and Muslim Clerics respond to the line of questioning by the moderators as well as from other participants. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

I am grieving for Sri Lanka, but it feels like no one is grieving with me
By Shynee Jananjalie  Hewavidana
Easter Sunday. 8am. Out of the blue, my dad received a text from one of his friends asking if our family were safe. “Safe from what?” A pause. “Switch on the news”, the next text grimly informed us. We all bundled into a room and switched on Sky News. Emblazoned on the screen was the breaking news that Sri Lanka had been bombed by terrorists. Colombo, the capital, had been attacked four times. Panic is a strange thing. I’d always assumed I felt it before – during exams I hadn’t fully revised for; before giving presentations in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

Sons of Lanka Wake-up, Save Mother LANKA -AN APPEAL TO ALL SRILANKANS
By Dr. Ranjith Hettiarachi
Undoubtedly, all Srilankans  are shocked and devastated by the unprecedented, widespread acts of terrorism  on the EASTER Sunday (April 21, 2019), inflicted on Srilanka, it’s population, the catholic community and the tourists in particular.  Srilankans, both within and outside Srilanka are much grieved by the death toll and those seriously injured. Freed of terrorism for nearly a decade, Srilanka had surged ahead with tourism and development in general, becoming one of the topmost attractions to tourists and visitors worldwide. For reasons known and unknown, Srilanka has now become a target of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

EASTER SUNDAY BOMB BLAST IN SRI LANKA Part 2
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Revised 15.5.19 The brilliant execution of the Easter Sunday bomb blasts clearly indicated a foreign hand said experts.  There is an international force behind this, said Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith. A foreign entity, most likely a foreign state or state intelligence agency was behind the attacks. The locals are merely pawns, said analysts. The target selection and attack type indicated that this could not have been carried out by a local group without outside involvement,” said Amarnath Amarasingam, a specialist at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a counterterrorism research group based in London.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

EASTER SUNDAY BOMB BLAST IN SRI LANKA Part 3
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Revised 17.5.19 Jihadist radicals in the East and elsewhere were closely monitored for years by Sri Lankan intelligence, said analysts. Yahapalana tried to crush the intelligence sector of the military, by imprisoning its best men. But, in spite of this, the military had obtained prior intelligence relating to these attacks and conveyed the information to higher authorities, said Mahinda Rajapaksa, speaking after the bomb blast.  The Economist too, noted that the intelligence apparatus was on the trail of jihadist groups including NTJ until around 2016. National Security Council, under Rajapaksa, had ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

Clean, practical solutions to Sri Lanka's energy crisis - I.
By  Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada
Newspaper  reports mention how Mr. Ravi Karunanayake, the minister of Power and Energy had taken the initiative of contacting French and Canadian agencies regarding Sri Lanka's  grave energy crisis. The Minister has even explored  awarding a Turkish company a tender to provide electricity from two power-ships. A sense  of desperation is clear from  reports that “the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) officials offered alms to the Sri Maha Bodhi” and begged the gods  to fill the hydro-electricity reservoirs! Some rain has come, and the Easter bombings have intervened.  Ant yet, the power crisis continues. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

මුස්ලිම් නායකයන් ෂේප් කොට ත්‍රස්තවාදය පැරදවිය හැකිද
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්
          දේව මෙහෙයන්ට සාභාගි වූ අහිංසක ජනතාව ඉලක්ක කර ගනිමින් මරාගෙන මැරෙන බෝම්බ කරුවන් විසින් එල්ල කරන ලද ප්‍රහාරයේ කඳුළු කතාව තවමත් අවසන් වී නොමැත.මුස්ලිම් අන්තවාදය පෝෂණය කරන ලද දේශපාලන සුනඛයන් සිය නගුට දෙපරන්ද අස්සේ සඟවා ගනිමින් එකිනෙකාට බුරමින් සිටින කාලකණ්නි හෝරාව ද  පසු කරමින් සිටිමු.මළ මිනී උඩින් සිය දේශපාලන අභිමතාර්ථයන් ඉෂ්ට කරගත හැකි බවට දැන සිටි මැති ඇමැත්තන් ගේ අභිප්‍රායන් සිය මුග්ධ වාග් කෝෂයෙන් එළියට ඇද බෑ ආරක්ෂක ලේකම් වරයා ජනතාව ඉදිරියේ නිරුවත් වෙද්දී ජාතික ආරක්ෂාව වෙනුවෙන් අන්තවාදී සංවිධාන තහනම් කිරීමට නීති නැතැයි පාරම්බෑ  අගමැති වරයා ගේ වර්තමාන න්‍යාය පත්‍රය ද කියවීමකට ලක් කරමු. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

What some Canadian writers have written about the growing Islamic Fundamentalism in Canada.
Bodhi Dhanapala
Here is what some Canadian writers have written about the growing Islamic Fundamentalism in Canada. This article takes  takes a hard view of Islam. But most Canadina authors  fails to realize that the LTTE "refugees" also adopted the same methods in creeping into Canada and having a strong influence on the Canadian Governments. We don't care if the Tamils come to Canada by hook or Crook. But it is their campaign of sustained lies against Sri Lanka that has to be resisted. Sri lanka politicians have hesitated to speak out against Tamil propaganda... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/05/19)

අන්තවාදීන් අපේ ලෝකය සදහටම විනාශ කරලාද?
වෛද්‍ය රුවන්  එම් ජයතුංග
හමීඩ් , ෂාරාස් , හිල්මි උඹලා අපේ එල බුවාලා මතකද  අපි පිට්ටනියේ ක්‍රිකට් ගැහුවේ එකට වෙසක් එකට දන්සැල් බැස්සේ එකට ලේන් එකේ වලි වලදී එන්ටර් උනේ එකට ඒකාලේ උඹලාට තම්බියෝ කියලා කතා කලෙත් හද පතුලෙන්ම ආපු සෙනෙහසින් අපි අතරේ කිසි වෙනසක් තිබුනේ නෑ කොන කපපු එකට විහිළු කලත් උඹලා අපිත් එක්ක කෝප ගත්තේ නෑ උඹලා ප්‍රියානි ඇන්ටිගේ දුවලා එක්ක මල් කඩන කොට සපෝට් කලේ අපි උඹලා වටලප්පම් ගේන කොට ඒවා උදුරාගෙන කෑවේ අපි ගෙවල් වලට හොරෙන් එක සිගරට් එක බෙදාගෙන   ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

රටේ තත්ත්වයෙන් දේශපාලන වාසි ගන්න හිතන්නේ නැහැ වගේම අවාසි ගන්නත් අපි සූදානම් නැහැ.
බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ 
මහජන ආරක්ෂාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඕනෑම කැප කිරිමක් කරන්න ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ සූදානම් බවත් ජාතික ආරක්ෂාව සම්බන්ධ ප්‍රශ්නයේදි දේශපාලන වාසිගන්නේ නැති බවත් ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ නිර්මාතෘ බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පැවසීය.  ඒ මහතා මෙසේ පැවසුවේ මහජන එක්සත් පෙරමුණ හා ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ අතර  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදු ජන පෙරමුණ පක්ෂ කාර්යාලයේ අද (06) පැවැති සාකච්ඡාවකින් අනතුරුව මාධ්‍ය ඉදිරියේ අදහස් දක්වමිනි. එහිදී මාධ්‍යවේදීන් නැගූ ප්‍රශ්නවලට පිළීතුරු දුන් බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා මෙසේද පැවසීය. මාධ්‍ය - මේ වෙද්දි රටේ තියෙන්නේ බැරෑරුම් තත්ත්වයක්. භයානක තත්ත්වයක්. මේ ගැන මොකද හිතන්නේ.  බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා -... -Full Story-
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සෞඛ්‍යය ඇමැති රාජිත සේනාරත්න 2015 අංක 5 දරණ ජාතික ඖෂධ නියාමන අධිකාරිය පනත උල්ලංඝනය කර ඇති බව අභියාචනාධිකරණය තීරණය කරයි.
සමස්ත ලංකා වෛද්‍ය නිළධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය All Ceylon Medical Officers' Association (ACMOA)
සමස්ත ලංකා වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය විසින් සෞඛ්‍යය ඇමැති රාජිත සේනාරත්න මහතා විසින් මහාචාර්ය අසිත ද සිල්වා මහතා ජාතික ඖෂධ නියාමන අධිකාරියේ සාමාජිකයෙක් සහ සභාපති ලෙස පත්කිරීමට එරෙහිව රීට් ආඥාවක් නිකුත් කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලමින් අභියාචනාධිකරණයේ පෙත්සමක් නඩු අංක 222/2016 යටතේ 2016 වසරේදී ගොනු කරන ලදී.මෙම කාරණය ම සඳහන් කරමින් රෝගී අයිතිවාසිකම් සුරැකීමේ ජනතා ව්‍යාපාරය විසින්ද නඩු අංක 208/2016 යටතේ අභියාචනාධිකරණයට පෙත්සමක් ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලදී.පසුව මෙම නඩුකර දෙකෙහිම කටයුතු අධිකරණයේ ඉදිරියෙහි විභාග වූ අතර එහි තීන්දුව 2019 මැයි දෙවන දින අභියාචනාධිකරණය විසින් ලබා දෙන ලදී. ඒ අනුව සෞඛ්‍ය අමති... -Full Story-
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නව මර්දන නීති වලට විරුද්ධ වන අතර විපතට පත් ජනතාවට වහාම වන්දි ලබාදෙන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටිමු
ඉන්ඩස්ටි‍්‍ර ඕල් ගොලිය වෘත්තීය සමිතියේ ශ‍්‍රී ලාංකීය මණ්ඩලය
මඩකලපුව, මීගමුව කටුවපිටිය සහ කොළඹ කොටහේන රෝමානු කතෝලික දේවස්ථාන 03 ටද අති සුපොඛභෝගී හෝටල් 03 ටද පාස්කු ඉරිදා එනම් 2019 අපේ‍්‍රල් 21 වැනි දින එල්ල කරන ලද ඉතාමත් බිහිසුනු ප‍්‍රහාරයන් හමුවේ මුළු ලෝකයම කම්පාවට පත් කළ අතර වෘත්තීය සම්ති වශයෙන් අපිද එළෙසින්ම කම්පාවට පත් වීමු. අපගේ සාමාජිකයින් කිහිප දෙනෙකු සහ ඔවුන්ගේ ඥාතීන්ද මේ භිහිසුණු ප‍්‍රහාරයට ගොදුරුව මිය ගොස් ඇති අතර ඇතැමුන් තුවාල ලබා ඇත. ‘‘ජාතික තව්හීඞ් ජාමාත්’’ සංවිධානය නම් දේශීය ත‍්‍රස්ත කල්ලියක් එම ප‍්‍රහාර සඳහා වගකිව යුතු යැයි රාජ්‍ය බුද්ධි අංශ හඳුනාගෙන ඇත. මෙම බිහිසුනු ප‍්‍රහාරයෙන් විපතට පත්වූ සියලූ... -Full Story-
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මහජන ආරක්ෂාව තහවුරු කිරීමට රජය අසමත්
ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රෙය් වැඩබලන විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂිකා සුරංගි ආරියවංශ
පාස්කු ඉරිදා බෝම්බ ප්‍රහාර මාලාවෙන් පසු මහජන ආරක්ෂාව තහවුරු කිරීමට රජය කටයුතු කර නැති බව   ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රය අවධාරණය කරයි. එහි වැඩ බලන විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂිකා සුරංගී ආරියවංශ මහත්මිය  සඳහන් කළේ ප්‍රහාරය එල්ල වී සති දෙකකට ආසන්න කාලයක් ගත වුව ද තවමත් ජන ජීවිතය සියයට සියයකින් යථා තත්වයට පත්කිරීමට රජය සමත්ව නැති බවයි. අද (06)වන දින පාසැල් ආරම්භ කිරීමට රජය කටයුතු කළ ද අද දිනයේ පාසැල් පැමිණිමේ ප්‍රතිශතය 5% ක් දක්වා අවම වීමෙන් පෙනී යන්නේ රටේ ආරක්ෂාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් ජනතාව  තුළ තවදුරටත් පවතින අවිශ්වාසය බව... -Full Story-
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රටේ මුදල් සංසරණයක් නැහැ. ළමුන් පාසල් යන්නේ නැහැ. රාජ්‍ය සේවකයෝ සේවයට වාර්තා කරන්නේ නැහැ. රට අරාජිකයි.
අද (06) දින ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව
අද (06) දින මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින්  ■             ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ සභාපති, මහාචාර්ය ජී. එල්. පීරිස් මහතා  ■             පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී, රෝහිත අබේගුණවර්ධන මහතා  ■             මාතර දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී, මහින්ද යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා  දැන්වත් බුද්ධි අංශ නිදහස් කරන්නයි අපි ජනාධිපතිතුමාගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටිනවා. බුද්ධි අංශ ශක්තිමත් කර ඔවුන්ගේ චිත්ත ශක්තිය වැඩිකිරීමට වහාම පියවර ගත යුතුයි.  ■             ආරක්ෂාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් තිබුණු ආයතන සියලුල විනාශ කරපු ආන්ඩුව දැන් ආයෙත් ඒ ආයතන පිහිටුවමිනි සිටිනවා.  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ සභාපති, මහාචාර්ය ජි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

ම්ලේච්ඡ ත්‍රස්තවාදින්ගේ බෝම්බ ප්‍රහාරයන්වලින් මියගිය අහිoසක පිරිස් වෙනුවෙන් ඔවුන්ගේ ඥාතීන්ට බලවත් ශෝකය ප්‍රකාශකරමු
මාධ්‍යය නිවේදනය JOINT SRI LANKAN ASSOCIATION FOR SRI LANKA 
ශ්‍රී ලoකාවේ සාමය, ඒකීය භාවය සහ මානව අයිතීන් රැකීම උදෙසා ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාවේ  වික්ටෝරියා, නිව් සවුත් වේල්ස් සහ කුවින්ස්ලන්ත ප්‍රාන්ත වලසිට කටයුතු කරන 'ස්පර්'( SPUR ) නමින් හදුන්වන සoවිධාන එකතුව, එම අරමුණු සඳහා කටයුතු කරන බටහිර ඕස්ට්‍රේලියා ප්‍රාන්තයේ ‘වැස්පර්‘ ( WASPUR ) සහ ගෝලීය ශ්‍රී ලoකා සoසඳය ( GSLF - ඕස්ට්‍රේලියා) යන සoවිධාන, පසුගිය  පාස්කු ඉරුදින සිදුවූ ම්ලේච්ඡ ත්‍රස්තවාදින්ගේ බෝම්බ ප්‍රහාරයන්වලින් මියගිය අහිoසක පිරිස් වෙනුවෙන් ඔවුන්ගේ ඥාතීන්ට බලවත්  ශෝකය ප්‍රකාශකර සිටී. පසුගිය කාලය තුලදී රටේ පාලකයින් විසින්  රටේ ආරක්ෂාව නොසලකා ගත් බොහෝ අදූරදර්ශී ක්‍රියාවන් නොවීනම් මෙවන් ව්‍යසනයක් වලකාලන්නට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

පාසල් විවෘත කිරීම හා පාසල්වල ආරක්ෂාව පිළිබඳව උද්ගතව ඇති ගැටලූකාරී තත්වය සම්බන්ධවයි
සංජීව බණ්ඩාර ඒකාබද්ද ගුරුසේවා සංගමය
පාස්කු ඉරිදා ත්‍රස්ත ප්‍රහාරයෙන් අනතුරුව මැයි 6 වන දින පාසල් විවෘත කිරීමට ආණ්ඩුව තීරණය කර ඇත. නමුත් පාසල්වල ආරක්ෂාව පිළිබඳව බරපතළ සැකයක් තවමත් පවතී. ආණ්ඩුව කළ යුත්තේ පාසල් විවෘත කිරීමට පෙර ප්‍රමාණවත් ආරක්ෂාවක් තහවුරු කරීමට කටයුතු කිරීම වුවත් කණගාටුදායක කරුණ නම් ආණ්ඩුව එහි වගකීම ගුරුවරුන්, විදුහල්පතිවරුන් හා දෙමාපියන්මත පැටවීමට චක්‍රලේඛන නිකුත් කරමින් කටයුතු කරමින් සිටින නිර්ලජ්ජිත ආකාරයයි. ජනතාවගේ ආරක්ෂාව තහවුරු කිරීම ආණ්ඩුවේ වගකීමක් වුවත් ආණ්ඩුව එම වගකීම දැනටමත් පැහැර හැර ඇති බව මෙම ප්‍රහාරය හරහා ඔප්පු විය. ආණ්ඩුව පමණක් නොව පාලක පංතියේ සියලූම කොටස්ද එම වගකීම පැහැර හැරියේය. එනම් එක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

Indian involvement in Sri Lanka carnage
S M Hali  Courtesy  Daily Times
India has long been blamed for the intransigence of its intelligence agency RAW in Sri Lanka. Indian role in creating, training, financing and supporting the LTTE as a terrorist movement and India’s war crimes committed on Sri Lankan citizens by the IPKF are well documented. Prabhakaran, a RAW protégé, went on to become a Frankenstein. On 26 May 1987, Prabhakaran was cornered in Vadamarachchi and would have been caught by the Sri Lankan troops had India not intervened to threaten military intervention if Prabhakaran was not released. Thereafter, Prabhakaran was flown in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

හිජාබ් සහ බුර්කා
සුදත් ගුනසේකර
හිජාබ් සහ බුර්කා දෙකම අයින් කරන්ට මුස්ලිම් මිනිසුන්ගෙන් අහල ඉන්ට ඕනෑ වෙනි කථා කියන්නේ මොන බුරුවෝද. මුස්ලිම් ඡන්ද වලට කෑදරකම නිසා රට ජාතිය පාවාදෙන මෙවෑනි ජාති හා දේස ද්‍රෝහින්ට තවදුරතටත් ඔබේ ඡන්දය දෙනවාද එසේ නෑතුව ඒලග සෑරේ එසේ ආපුවාම නරිජ්ජ බෝලත්තෙන් ගහලා පන්නනවාද  මෙවෑනි ජාති හා දේස ද්‍රොහින් කකුල්දෙකෙන් අල්ලා පරසක්වල ගහට්ත ඕනෑ.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

ත‍්‍රස්ත සැකකරුවන් නිදහස් කරන්නැයි මන්නාරමේ ප්‍රබල ඇමැති මට කිවුවා.. හමුදාපති හෙලි කරයි.. (කණ පුපුරන්න දුන්නු උත්තරයත් කියයි..)
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වර්තමානයේ රටේ පවතින ආරක්ෂක තත්ත්වය හා ඉදිරියේදී ගනු ලබන ක්‍රියාමාර්ග සම්බන්ධව යුද හමුදාපති ලුතිනන් ජනරාල් මහේෂ් සේනානායක මහතා සමඟ පැවැති සාකච්ඡාවකි. පසුගියදා ඇති වූ අවාසනාවන්ත සිදුවීම් යළිත් ඇති නොවීමට රටේ ආරක්ෂාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඉදිරියේදී ගනු ලබන ක්‍රියාමාර්ග මොනවාද? පාස්කු ඉරිදා ප්‍රහාරය සිදු වූ අවස්ථාවේ යුද හමුදාවට බලතල තිබුණේ නැහැ සෝදිසි මෙහෙයුම් සිදු කරන්නට. මහමඟට බසින්නට අපට බලයක් නොතිබුණත් හමුදාව පාරට බස්සන්න අපට සිදුවුණා. එසේ යෙදෙව්වේ නොසන්සුන් වෙලා හිටපු ජනතාවට හමුදාව දැකීමෙන් යම් විශ්වසනීයත්වයක් ඇති වන නිසයි. එයින් ඔවුන්ගේ බිය අඩු වන බව අප දන්නවා. ඒ වගේම ‘83 වගේ ජාතිවාදී කෝලාහල සිදු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

Avoid mega celebrations this Vesak
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Mahanayake Theras of four chapters said in a joint statement today that people should refrain from conducting mega Vesak celebrations that involved large public gatherings owing to the security situation prevalent in the country. Instead, they requested people to focus more on religious programmes aimed at spiritual development. The statement had been signed by Mahanayakes Most Ven. Thibbatuwave Sri Siththartha Sumangala Thera of Malwatta Chapter, Most Ven. Warakagoda Gnanarathana Thera of Asgiriya Chapter, Most Ven. Kotigoda Dammawasi Thera of Amarapura Nikaya and Most Ven. Napana Premasiri Thera of Ramanna Nikaya. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

Easter Sunday carnage: West a Trojan horse
By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
Many analyses on the bloody Easter Sunday massacre had dealt with the incredible lapses of the incumbent Government. The attempt had been to pinpoint the party who might be directly responsible for the carnage and the present prevailing situation of fear and uncertainty. However, several entities including V enerable Induragare Thera are questioning the reason for the ISIS to target Sri Lanka. Affluent terrorists TNA Spokesman M. A. Sumanthiran had stated that this massacre is a result of Sri Lanka’s failure to address minority grievances.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

Jihadist training camp uncovered in Kaththankudi
LEON BERENGER Courtesy The Daily Mirror
A suspected jihadist training camp was uncovered at a location in Mullikulam, on the Kaththankudi border, yesterday during a search and locate operation carried out by the Security Forces, a senior official said. He said the camp, located on some 15 acres of land, was sandwiched between a town area and a dense forest and appears to have been in operation for a considerable period of time. An observation post along with tyres stacked information for training purposes and pipes were found in this vast... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

Over 7.1 bn assets and cash belonging to terrorists identified
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/mGNSoft_Aog Over 140 million cash owned by the terrorist group responsible for the suicide bomb attacks on Easter Sunday has been identified during several raids carried out for the past two weeks, says the Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara. Addressing a press conference held in Colombo today (06), he stated that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had conducted an investigation on the assets belonging to the terrorist group. Part of the total amount of this cash has been seized by the CID and the rest of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

Suspects arrested for vandalizing Buddhist statues in Mawanella further remanded
Courtesy Adaderana
The 13 suspects arrested for vandalizing several Buddhist statues in Mawanella area have been further remanded until 20th of May. They were produced before Mawanella District Magistrate Upul Rajakaruna today (06). Interrogations into these suspects, who were arrested last December, had led to the seizure of 100kg of explosives in Wanathawilluwa area.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

No ‘Sharia University’ under UGC
Courtesy Adaderana
The University Grants Commission (UGC) issuing a press release states that there is no university named ‘Sharia University’ under the jurisdiction of the UGC. The UGC says that no such university has requested permission nor given authority by the UGC to conduct educational courses. The complete media release of the UGC: “Attention of the University Grants Commission is drawn to several news items regarding an organization referred to as ‘Sharia University’ or ‘Batticaloa Campus’ located in Poonani in the Eastern province. The Commission wishes to state that, as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

More military uniforms, weapons and suspects seized
Courtesy Adaderana
Island-wide search operations conducted with the aim to ensure the security within the country was carried out today as well (06). During a raid at a house in Thalapitiya, Galle police have arrested a person along with over 1000 clothes similar to uniforms of the tri-forces and the Sri Lanka Civil Security Force. At a special search mission in Nawalapitiya, several suspicious items have been found on the bank of the Mahaweli River. https://youtu.be/KXj5ZiwP3qI The mission conducted by the Nawalapitiya Police, Sri Lanka Army and the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

Sri Lanka’s ‘Little Rome’ rocked by clashes between Christians and Muslims
Sri Lankan air force soldiers patrol a Muslim neighborhood following overnight clashes in Poruthota, a village in Negombo, about 35 kilometers North of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, May 6, 2019. AP A majority-Christian city in Sri Lanka known affectionately as "Little Rome" has been rocked by clashes between Christians and Muslims after the Easter Sunday suicide bombings claimed by ISIS that left 257 people dead. The Catholic Church has called for calm after Christians attacked Muslim-owned shops, homes and vehicles in Negombo. "I appeal to all Catholic and Christian brothers and sisters not to... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

Why massive drone attacks are a real and imminent threat
Simon Shen Courtesy ejinsight.com
The recent carnage in Sri Lanka could be indicative of something even more profound and worrisome.  As the threshold for launching terrorist attacks is getting lower and lower, they could become increasingly frequent around the world in the days to come. In particular, the rapidly growing prevalence of drones has allowed terrorists to mount attacks against targets in a much more “cost-effective” yet less risky way. For example, all it takes for terrorists to launch a deadly attack is to fly a drone loaded with explosives over a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

Sri Lanka minister asks security forces to avoid incidents that may lead to radicalisation of Muslims
The Economic Times
COLOMBO: Sri Lankan security forces should avoid the incidents that caused some people face social stigma during the search operations after the Easter Sunday blasts carried out by a "cult" within the community, as it may lead to radicalisation of moderate Muslims in the country, a Minister has warned.  Minister of City Planning, Water Management and Higher Education Rauff Hakeem said Muslims welcome and support the security forces and police to carry out search operations following the  ..  Read more at://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/69203796.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

Saudi Embassy rejects allegations in Sri Lankan newspaper as 'baseless lie'
JEDDAH — The Kingdom's embassy in Colombo dismissed a report published in a Sri Lankan newspaper insinuating Saudi responsibility for last month's terrorist attacks in the country. "The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia to Sri Lanka closely followed the news item published in the local newspaper 'Weekend Express' on May 3, 2019, under the heading 'Leaked document reveals Saudi responsibility for the attacks', quoting the Lebanese news site Al-Ahed," the embassy said in a press statement released in Colombo. "The embassy expresses its displeasure and condemnation of the publication of false allegations against the Kingdom in a... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

Sri Lanka's Catholic Church urges calm following Christian-Muslim clashes
Courtesy The New Arab
Sri Lanka's Roman Catholic Church appealed for calm and an alcohol ban Monday after clashes between Christians and Muslims in a town scarred by Easter Day's suicide attacks. Hundreds of security forces entered Negombo to impose a curfew after dozens of Muslim-owned shops, homes and vehicles were attacked. St. Sebastian's church in the town 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of capital Colombo was one of three churches and three hotels hit by Islamic State group-linked suicide bombers on 21 April killing 257 people. "I appeal to all Catholic and Christian brothers... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

All suspects in Sri Lanka bombings arrested or dead, says acting police chief
Courtesy Euronews  with Reuters
All suspected plotters and those directly linked to Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings have either been arrested or are dead, the country's acting police chief said on Monday. In an audio statement circulated by the defence ministry, Chandana Wickramaratne, the acting Inspector General of Police, said security forces had also confiscated bomb-making material intended for future use by the militants involved in the attacks, which killed more than 250 people. Sri Lankan authorities have said the bombings were believed to have been carried out by two little-known local Islamist groups, the National... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

Sri Lanka attacks were planned locally and not directly guided by ISIS: Report
by Zachary Halaschak  Courtesy  Washington Examiner
Despite claiming responsibility for the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, the Islamic State did not directly organize the deadly terror attacks. “It was a locally led attack. It uses the ideology of ISIS to get the credit for ISIS so it has a success story,” Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake, commander of the Sri Lanka army, told the Wall Street Journal. All nine of those who detonated bombs across the island nation on Easter have been identifiedand belong to two local terrorist groups. Those involved reportedly planned and executed the attacks... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

Sri Lanka police says all suspected Easter attack plotters arrested or dead
RT
FILE PHOTO: Sri Lankan soldiers deploy outside a church in Negombo, following a string of deadly bombings © Reuters / Danish Siddiqui Sri Lanka’s acting police chief Chandana Wickramaratne has said that all of the suspects linked with the Easter Sunday bombings have been arrested or are dead. The announcement follows a nationwide manhunt for the perpetrators and their associates, 30 of whom were believed to still be at large over the weekend. Nine previously arrested suspects were released on bail earlier on Monday. The suicide bombing attacks,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

Sri Lankan unable to pay fine dies in Swiss prison custody
Courtesy Swissinfo.ch
The man was cleared by the doctor to spend time in prison.(Keystone/ Valentin Flauraud) A 42-year-old Sri Lankan man died in a detention centre in Lucerne on Friday evening. He had to spend two days in custody because he was unable to pay a fine.   The police noticed that the man was in physical distress via surveillance cameras. He died on the spot despite an attempt at immediate resuscitation, Lucerne’s public prosecutor's office revealed on Mondayexternal link. The investigating authorities blame "acute" health problems for his death.  Before being detained, the Sri Lankan was examined by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/05/19)

Denazify Radical Islamic Fundamentalism in Sri Lanka
When LTTE was militarily defeated in May 2009 the mistake the then government made inspite of requests to do so, was not to denazify the LTTE & everything to do with Eelam ideology. As a result, LTTE political agents are continuing politically what LTTE strove with gun and some Ministers have the audacity to demand the return of the LTTE publicly. The same scenario cannot be repeated with Islamic terrorism based on a radical Islam that even Muslims do not wish to adhere to. Banning the burka for security reasons only is not enough. National interests must come first. People... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 05/05/19)

පාස්කු ඉරිදා ප්‍රහාරයෙන් ලොවම හඬද්දී පිස්සු නැටු අපේ දේශපාලුවෝ -ලන්ඩනයේ සිට දකින අයුරු
ගාල්ලේ දෙව්සිරි පී හේවාවිදාන ලංඩන් නුවර සිට ලියයි
පාස්කු ඉරිදා මිනිස් සංහාරයෙන් ලොවම හ~ද්දී මාධ්‍ය ඉදිරියේ ෙනදෙවන අපේ දේශපාලකයෝ ගාල්ලේ දෙව්සිරි පී¡ හේවාවිදාන ලංඩන් නුවර සිට ලියයි¡ පසුගිය මාර්තු 15 දා නවසීලන්තයේ ක‍යරසිඑජයමරජය නුවර පල්ලි දෙකකට කඩා වැදුණ ඕස්ටේ්‍රලියානු අන්තවාදියකු දේව මෙහෙයට සහභාගී වෙමින් සිටි අහිංසක මුස්ලිම් වන්දනාකරුවන් 49 දෙනෙකු බිහිසුණු ලෙස ඝාතනය කළේය¡ එයට සති පහකට පසු › ලංකාවේ පල්ලි හා හෝටල් අටකට කඩා වැදුණ මිනිස් බෝම්බකරුවන් අහිංසක බැතිමතුන් හා විදේශිකයන් 250කට අධික සංඛ්‍යාවක් අමු අමුවේ මරා දමමින් කළ අපරාධය ගැන මුළු ලොවම තවම කම්පා වෙමින් සිටී¡ නමුත් අද මහා තායෙ බොහෝ දෙනා කථා කරන්නේ නවසීලන්තයේ මිනිස්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/05/19)

Bring the politicians behind terrorism, directly or indirectly, to justice.
S. Akurugoda
According to media reports, Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith flayed the government for its lackadaisical attitude and not doing enough to bring those responsible for the Easter Sunday bombings to justice. He has expressed his dissatisfaction with the security measures that have been taken since the attack and doubt whether anything meaningful will be done by the Committee appointed by the President. The Cardinal has said: "I must appreciate the patience that the people have shown after Easter Sunday’s attacks. Even if parliamentarians and politicians were behind these attacks – directly or... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/05/19)

A counter terrorism law to stifle democracy and to foster terrorism
Mahinda Rajapaksa  Leader of the Opposition MEDIA RELEASE
One of the pledges given by the present government to their foreign masters through UN Human Rights Council Resolution No: 30/1 of October 2015 was to repeal and replace the Prevention of Terrorism Act of 1979. The draft counter terrorism law that has been presented to Parliament for this purpose has encountered opposition from political and media activists on the grounds that the way it defines the term ‘terrorism’ leaves room for legitimate political and trade union action as well as the dissemination of information and protection of sources by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/05/19)

ජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය පාගා දමා ත්‍රස්තවාදය ප්‍රවර්ධනය කිරීමට ගෙන එන ඊනියා ප්‍රති-ත්‍රස්ත පනත
මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ විපක්‍ෂ නායක මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය
වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුව 2015 ඔක්තෝබර් මාසයේදී අංක 30/1 දරණ එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලයේ යෝජනාවෙන් තම විදේශීය හාම්පුතුන්ට දුන් එක් ප්‍රධාන ප්‍රතිඥාවක් වූයේ 1979 ත්‍රස්තවාදය වැලැක්වීමේ පනත අහෝසි කොට ඒ වෙනුවට වෙනත් නීතියක් සම්මත කරන බවයි. මේ සඳහා ඔවුන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කර තිබෙන ඊනියා ප්‍රති-ත්‍රස්ත පනත් කෙටුම්පත දේශපාලන හා මාධ්‍ය ක්‍රියාකාරීන්ගේ දැඩි විවේචනයට ලක් වී ඇත. ඔවුන් පෙන්වා දෙන්නේ මේ පනත් කෙටුම්පතේ ‘ත්‍රස්තවාදය’ යන්න නිර්වචනය කර තිබෙන ආකාරය නිසා සාධාරන හා යුක්ති සහගත දේශපාලන හා වෘත්තීය සමිති ක්‍රියාකාරකම් මෙන්ම මාධ්‍ය විසින් තොරතුරු ප්‍රසිද්ධ කිරීමත් එම තොරතුරු වල මූලාශ්‍ර පිළිබඳ රහස්‍යභාවය රැකීමත් ත්‍රස්තවාදය හැටියට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/05/19)

With National Elections Approaching All Parties Salivating at Muslim Votes and Want to Push the Matter Under the Carpet
Dilrook Kannangara
Another election and another betrayal. Presidential and parliamentary elections are just months away. All parties are gearing up to it. And that means venerating minorities and their leaders. UNP has a captive minority vote base and it very keen to keep it that way. As a result UNP will never allow a crackdown of Muslim terrorism. Although only a small percentage of Muslims are terrorists, there is wide sympathy for them within the community. Sirisena was heavily voted by Muslims. No less than 85% of Muslims voted for Sirisena in 2015. He is trying... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/05/19)

Terror groups rely on drugs to recruit suicide bombers ... Arab News
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
Even before the Easter bomb blast I have been talking about possibility of connection of drug trade with increased tourism and other crimes. When president started to wage the war against drug trade , remaining intelligent agents were concentrating on netting up Drug Masters  . I wrote an article about  Paolo Escobar who was a drug baron in Columbia, who managed to destabilize governments by exploding bombs and killing leaders and law enforcement agents . Drugs helped him to find people to do such activities .Most of his ruthless killers were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/05/19)

Another wild theory about suicide bombers
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
Even before the Easter bomb blast I have been talking about possibility of connection of drug trade with increased tourism and other crimes. When president started to wage the war against drug trade , remaining intelligent agents were concentrating on netting up Drug Masters  . I wrote an article about  Paolo Escobar who was a drug baron in Columbia, who managed to destabilize governments by exploding bombs and killing leaders and law enforcement agents . Drugs helped him to find people to do such activities .Most of his ruthless killers were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/05/19)

Turkey gave SL information on FETO for past 4 years
Courtesy Adaderana
The Embassy of Turkey in Sri Lanka issuing a statement to clarify certain news items published by the media stated that Turkey has been cooperating with Sri Lanka in her fight against Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETO). The Embassy states that Turkey has provided the Sri Lankan authorities with the details of the FETO affiliated members, schools and businesses in Sri Lanka for the last four years. The statement says that they have also requested the Sri Lankan Government to ban FETO affiliated schools and businesses and to deport their staff. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/05/19)

Makandure Madush deported from Dubai
Courtesy Adaderana
Underworld figure Makandure Madush has been deported from Dubai this morning (05), stated the Police Media Spokesperson. He was taken into the custody of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) upon his arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport. Drug kingpin Makandure Madush was under the custody of the Dubai authorities after being arrested at a drug-fuelled party thrown by him in a Dubai hotel, back in October. https://youtu.be/REHg6IQZFSs Along with him, 31 Sri Lankans including underworld figures and celebrities such as singer Amal Perera and his son,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/05/19)

Racial blame-card behind the ‘anti-campaigns’ following #EasterSunday attacks in Sri Lanka
The usual culprits are doing what they do best – stir the pot of trouble. They do not help in the least except point fingers that too at only targeted groups. So the immediate narrative even before investigations commenced was that ‘Sinhala Buddhists’ were responsible. Goebbells theory continues – tell a lie repeatedly & it is believed. Nonetheless, with Easter being a Christian/Catholic event and the bombers being Muslims the mainstream media were quick to denounce the Muslims and then immediately realizing the likely outcome of that the narrative quickly changed to Sri Lanka adopting an ‘anti-Muslim’ campaign because there... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 05/05/19)

EUROCENTRISM
Gamini Gunawardane                
Vinod Munasinghe has in his letter of Monday 31 March to ‘The Island’ touched a raw nerve in all of us when he referred to  the eurocentrism of Cassandra who had shrugged it off saying “So what?” according to him. It is quite understandable when it comes to the likes of Cassandra. It was the other day that we saw a worse display of Eurocentrism when a government Minister publicly groveled before the Commissioner of the UNHRC begging pardon for the conduct of the members of the Sri Lankan delegation. This shows slavish servility on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/05/19)

Reveal the contents of the MCC agreement to the general public
SPUR   (Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka Inc) Australia
In the aftermath of the tragic Easter Sunday bombings, the prime Minister of Sri Lankan Ranil Wickremasinghe on 27/04/2019 announced that the Millennium Challenge Corporation agreement was signed and that this agreement has provided Sri Lanka USD 500 million which could be used for development work.  In two articles published on the internet in February and March 2019, alleged details of this agreement were leaked to the public. http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2019/02/26/rise-up-sri-lanka-rise-up-destroy-the-enemy-as-it-pivots-to-lanka-to-build-an-electrified-eelam-border-wall-and-make-the-island-its-military-hub-in-the-indo-pacific-part-1/ http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2019/03/12/rise-up-sri-lanka-rise-up-destroy-the-enemy-utterly-as-it-pivots-to-mother-lanka-part-2/ The articles allege that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/05/19)

Some thoughts on the events that unfolded in Sri Lanka on Apri 21, 2019
Worried Citizen
In my opinion, the events that unfolded were the culmination of what began in Jan 2015 when President Mahinda Rajapaksa was overthrown and Maithripala Sirisena appointed. As we all know this was funded and helped by several countries, in the West and even India. The election was manipulated to appoint Ranil Wickremasinghe as PM even though we had a PM and a Cabinet already.  It is high time the PM resigned to make way for a new and capable Govt. I found the this article in the Lankaweb which lists all the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/05/19)

Canadian City of Brampton recognises May 18 as "Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day."
Asoka Weerasinghe 
Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 3 May 2019 Mayor Patrick Brown, MPP Office of the MayorCity of Brampton2 Wellington Street WestBrampton, OntarioL6Y 4R2 Councillors: Rowena Santos, Paul Vicente,  Doug Whillans,  Michael Palleschi,  Jeff Bowman, Martin Medeiros,  Charmaine Williams, Pat Fotini, Harkirat Singh, Gurpreet Dhillon Dear Mayor Patrick Brown: I read the gloating comment in the Tamil Guardian that the “Canadian City of Brampton recognises May 18 as “Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day”. I also notice that the day... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

MUSLIM VIOLENCE AGAINST BUDDHISTS IN BANGLADESH
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
Buddhists of Bangladesh are descendants of the earliest Buddhists of the Indian subcontinent and inherit the illustrious Buddhist culture and civilization of ancient India. Buddhism thrived in the greater Bengal region of northeast India from the early 3rd century BCE until the 12th century CE, making the region the last stronghold of Buddhism in the Indian subcontinent. In the 5th century CE, or more than 1500 years ago, Fa Hsien the famous Chinese pilgrim visited this region (Tamralipti-West Bengal), and reported on the many well-established Buddhist monasteries in Bengal. In the 7th century CE, Huen-Tsang... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

මුස්ලිම් බිළිඳෙකුට ජීවිතය දුනිමි.
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
මීගමුව රෝහලේ මා නාරි හා ප්‍රසව ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරී ලෙස සේවය කල සමයේදී ගර්භිනී මුස්ලිම් මවක් පැමිනියේ කුස තුල සිටින දරුවා දැඟලීමක් නොකරන බව කියමිනි. ඇය පැවසූ අන්දමට පුරා දින තුනක් පමණ දැඟලීම සිදුවී නැත. අප  දරුවාගේ හෘධ ස්පන්ධනයට සවන් දීමට පිනාඩය මවගේ කුසට තබා බැළුවෙමු. නමුත් ශබ්දයක් නැත. දරුවාගේ හෘධ ස්පන්ධනය ඉලෙක්ට්‍රොනිකව සටහන් කරන සීටීජී යන්ත්‍රය මගින් කියවීමක් ලබා ගත්තෙමු. එය අනුවද දරුවාගේ හෘධ ස්පන්ධන නොමැත. මේ අනුව කුස තුල සිටින දරුවා මිය ගොසිනි. කළ යුත්තේ ස්වභාවික ගබ්සාවක් වන තුරු කාන්තාව වාට්ටුවේ තබාගැනීම හෝ ශ්‍යල්‍යකර්මයක් මගින් මළ දරුවා ඉවත් කිරීමය.  මුස්ලිම්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

ELEPHANTS IN THE ROOM It’s Time for Saudi Arabia to Stop Exporting Extremism
BY JOHN HANNAH | MAY 3, 2019, 7:03 PM Courtesy foreignpolicy.com
Trump should not waste his opportunity to begin repairing Wahhabism’s trail of wreckage. Here’s a sobering fact: Even after the destruction of the Islamic State’s territorial caliphate in Iraq and Syria, there are today more jihadis fighting in more countries than there were on Sept. 11, 2001. The horrific Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka last month are simply exhibit A. The harsh reality is that despite the United States’ important successes in killing terrorists on the battlefield and preventing another 9/11-scale attack, the problem... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

Understanding Shahran: Sri Lanka’s Ultra Terrorist – OpEd
By Dr. S. I. Keethaponcalan Courtesy eurasiareview.com
On April 24, 2019, three Catholic churches and three high-end hotels in Colombo were blown up leading to the death of hundreds of people including several foreign nationals. As of today, more than 250 people have been killed. The explosions also maimed hundreds more. It was later revealed that all of the attackers were suicide bombers and they were from the Sri Lankan Muslim community, the second largest minority group in the country. The attacks inherently conveyed a number of messages. First, the terrorists wanted to kill as many people... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

‘Asia fertile ground for IS ideology’
Courtesy The Star online
KUALA LUMPUR: The Islamic State (IS) group’s self-proclaimed “caliphate” may have collapsed in the Middle East but Asia provides fertile territory for a resurrection, analysts say, as last month’s bloody Easter Sunday suicide attacks in Sri Lanka have shown. Factors such as poverty, discrimination, radicalisation via social media, weak governance, and poor gathering and sharing of intelligence mean the region is vulnerable to attacks by extremists operating under the IS banner, even if they aren’t directly supported by the group. IS lost the last of its Middle East territory in late... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

Sri Lanka’s pain fuels ugly debate in India
Mihir Sharma Courtesy The Gulf News
Attack feeds into the Modi campaign’s ongoing efforts to exploit high-octane nationalism A Sri Lankan soldier stands guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on May 2, 2019, a week after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.Image Credit: AFP It is increasingly clear that the Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka could and should have been prevented. Warnings about the group responsible, their intentions and even specific attackers were delivered well in advance. Both President Maithripala... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

Some 25-30 Suspects Linked to Sri Lanka Bombings Still at Large - President
Courtesy Sputnik International
On 21 April, deadly blasts took place in Sri Lanka; the explosions devastated St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo, St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo, and the Zion Church in Batticaloa during Easter mass. Some 30 people suspected of being involved in the Easter Sunday suicide blasts have not been detained yet, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Saturday. At the same time, the president stated that Daesh* is likely to be responsible for the terror attacks that rocked the country last month. READ MORE: Sri Lanka Bans Mosques Run by Extremist Groups Amid Terror Crackdown ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

Easter attack bombers travelled to 3 Indian states for 'some sort of training': Sri Lankan army chief
Courtesy DAWN
Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake of the Sri Lankan Army in an interview with BBC. — Photo courtesy: Secunder Kermani's Twitter account The Sri Lankan Army has, for the first time since the deadly Easter Sunday bombings, confirmed that the suicide bombers involved in the attacks had travelled to India "for some sort of training or to make some more links towards the other organisations outside the country". “They (those involved in the attack) have gone to India, they have travelled to [Indian-occupied] Kashmir, they have gone to Bangalore, they have travelled to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

Baghdadi video shows evolving threat from ISIS’s ‘virtual caliphate’
Gregory Aftandilian Courtesy The Arab Weekly
Continued threat. Members of the New York City Police Counterterrorism force stand guard in Times Square in New York City.(AFP) The recent video appearance of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his praise of the large-scale terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka highlight the continued threat the Islamic State poses to countries around the world, including the United States. The video aimed to underscore that, despite the loss of its territory and so-called caliphate in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State (ISIS) will be a force to reckon... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

Intel Agencies Scan Records After Sri Lanka Claims India Link To Blasts
Courtesy NDTV
Sri Lankan army chief has claimed that terrorists who carried out attacks in Colombo visited India - Kerala, Kashmir and Bengaluru for training and also establishing links with terror groups operating in these areas. Over 250 people were killed in a string of bombings in Sri Lanka on April 21. (File)NEW DELHI:  Indian intelligence agencies are conducting background checks on all Sri Lankan nationals and tourists who visited India in the last four months. Special focus is being paid to ones who visited Kashmir. The exercise comes amid reports that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

Sri Lanka fears attacks as Ramadan looms
Courtesy SBS News
Sri Lanka is on high alert and rounding up Islamists as intelligence indicates there may be more attacks with the holy month of Ramadan due to start. Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says his security forces would "eradicate terrorism" following devastating suicide attacks on Easter Sunday and restore stability before a presidential election due by year-end. Sirisena also said in an interview he believed Islamic State was behind the April 21 attacks, which targeted churches and luxury hotels and killed more than 250 people including 42 foreign nationals. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

Arrival of FETO terrorists - SL disregarded Turkish warnings: GL
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Amid reports of the government's failure to act on specific intelligence on Easter Sunday’s bomb attacks, information has now surfaced that the defence authorities had also ignored Turkish government alerts that 50 members of the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) had arrived in Sri Lanka. There was an attempted coup to overthrow the Turkish government and unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on July 15, 2016. The Turkish government blamed FETO, a terrorist outfit led by Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen as having carried out the coup in which 250 people were killed. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

Minister of Law and Order - Prez rejects request to appoint SF
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have refused Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's request to appoint UNP MP Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka as the Law and Order Minister. A UNP delegation led by the Prime Minister met the President on Wednesday to make the request. The President flatly turned down the request saying it would have dire consequences. Ministers Lakshman Kiriella, Kabir Hashim, and Malik Samarawickrama accompanied the Prime Minister to the meeting. The UNP urged that Mr. Fonseka, a wartime Army Commander, be appointed the Law... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

Extremists planning attacks on bridges in Colombo: police
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Islamist extremists in Sri Lanka are believed to be planning attacks on bridges in Colombo, the authorities said, as they warned that several conspirators in the Easter Sunday bombings which killed 257 people were still at large. Police confirmed they had instructed stations around Colombo to deploy additional officers and asked the navy to deploy more vessels on rivers, following leaks of police intelligence reports warning that bridges into the capital were at risk of attack. Sri Lanka's military has also set up a special command centre to coordinate anti-Islamist... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

Senthil Thondaman on unauthorized courses by Islamic universities in Tamil schools
Courtesy Adaderana
Uva Province Tamil Education Minister Senthil Thondaman claims that two foreign Islamic universities are conducting courses inside Tamil schools in the province without the approval of his ministry, and that mainly non-Muslim students are being taught. https://youtu.be/trWNNcshJos “We looked into this. 520 are taking the course, but only 20 of them are Muslim children. The remaining 50 are Hindu and Christian children,” he said on Friday (03). He says that they are teaching Arabic and the Quran to these students and that it is surprising as to why... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

Leaked document claims Saudi Arabia alerted envoy in Sri Lanka five days before attacks
Courtesy Adaderana
A leaked ‘urgent, confidential and top secret’ document obtained by Lebanese website Al-Ahed News claims that Saudi Arabia had alerted its Ambassador to Sri Lanka regarding a possible security threat some five days before the Easter Sunday attacks. The website shows a letter, which carries the date of April 16, allegedly sent by Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz al-Assaf’s to Saudi Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Abdul Nasser al-Harethi. The document reads the following:                              ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

Bombs found near mosque in Sri Lanka amid fear of new attacks after Easter massacre – report
RT
Sri Lankan security personnel in Colombo. ©  Reuters / Danish Siddiqui Three incendiary devices and 100 grams of ammonia were found buried near a mosque in Sri Lanka, local media report citing police as authorities warn of a new wave of terror two weeks after the attacks on Christian churches. The ammo was discovered in the town of Welipenna – 70 kilometers south of Colombo – as police conducted a raid on Friday night, the local Daily Mirror paper reported. Authorities revealed the bombs were locally produced. A 42-year-old suspect is said to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

ඇමති කිරිඇල්ලගේ ගෝලයින් සමඟ අත්අඩංගුවට පත් ලිපිය මෙන්න.
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ජාතීන් අතර අසමගිය ඇතිවන අයුරින් සකස් කළ ලිපි 600ක් සමග අත්අඩංගුවට පත් එජාප ප්‍රභල අමාත්‍යවරයකු වන ලක්ෂ්මන් කිරිඇල්ලගේ කාර්ය මණ්ඩල සාමාජිකයන් තිදෙනා මේ වනවිට වැඩිදුර පරීක්ෂණ සඳහා කොළඹ අපරාධ කොට්ඨාසයට භාර දි තිබේ. ඊයේ මෙම අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීම කොළඹ මධ්‍යම තැපැල් හුවමාරුවේදී සිදුවිය. එම ලිපිය පහත දැක්වේ..... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

Is this the most incompetent PM in the world?
By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
When PM Wickramasinghe was asked by BBC’s Channel 4 why he had not taken action against ISIS terrorists who had returned to the Island in 2017, his fatuous reply was that it was not illegal in SL to take part in terrorist actions abroad. The PM has a basic degree in law. He likes to continuously impress his ill educated but fawning parliamentary minions and Colombo’s socialites. But with the Channel 4 man the PM was clearly out of his depth... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

Tamils should forget the past
Dr Sarath obeysekera 
This is the time for Tamil Brotheren to forget the past and unite with Sinhalese to fight terrorism As Muslims speak Tamil our brothers can infiltrate and provide advanced information about any radical movement among Muslims to security agencies Tamils should also remember that same Tamil speaking Muslims were providing information of Tigers to law enforcement agencies Tamils in the north should allow Muslims to return to north so that they are under their radar Emergency laws has given much power to security forces and they can check any unlawful... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

The need of the hour to save the country and make the people to live in peace and harmony sans fear of life.
Dr Sudath Gunasekara 
I request all patriotic citizens to carefully and seriously go through the following statements of four Prominent Muslim politicians. TWO, senior Ministers in the present Cabinet and the Governors Hisbulla and Asad Sali. Also please see the comments made by MP Sumanthiran at a meeting held at BMCI on April 29th. The only difference between Muslim terrorism and Tamil terrorism in this country is that                  Tamil Terrorism was mainly operated only by the Tigers and Tamil politicians of the north and East with the assistance of India where as in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/05/19)

MUSLIMS RUTHLESSLY DESTROYED THE BUDDHIST EMPIRE OF KASHMIR
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
Kashmir has been referred to as “Paradise on Earth” owing to its stunning natural beauty. The great Buddhist Emperor Asoka (273-236 BCE) was instrumental in introducing Buddhism to Kashmir. The introduction of Buddhism to Kashmir is of great historic importance because it was from Kashmir that Buddhism spread to the Himalayan region and beyond including Tibet. Kashmir played an important role in spread of Buddhism to Central Asia and eventually China. For more than 1300 years, from the 3rd century BCE to about the 12 century CE, Kashmir was inhabited by Buddhists. Kashmir flourished under illustrious... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/19)

Alms bowls, empty bullet casings & military uniforms seized in search missions
Courtesy Ada Derana
A joint search operation by the Police and the Army has arrested three suspects in Welimada area last night (02). A total of thirty empty bullet casings, a military uniform, 6 national identity cars, Cannabis and several other drugs were seized from one of the suspect’s house. Welimada Police is conducting further investigations into the incident. Meanwhile, in another search operation in Ahungalla area, two persons were arrested along with a cache of alms bowls and parts of robes ordained by Buddhist monks. Ahungalla Police is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/19)

FR petition against IGP & Defence Secretary to be taken up for consideration
Courtesy Ada derana
The Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed against former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara is set to be considered on 21st of May. The petition was taken up before the Supreme Court judge bench consisting of Justices Buwaneka Aluwihare and Preethi Padman Surasena today (03). Attorney General told the court that a decision is yet to be reached regarding appearing on behalf of the IGP and the former Defence Secretary. Considering the submissions, the Supreme Court decided to take up the petition on May... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/19)

NTJ’s financial manager seized with cash receipts worth Rs 10 mn
Courtesy Adad Derana
A person by the name Abdul Sakthar Mohamed, who is suspected to have been in charge of the financial accounts of the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ), was arrested today (03). The security forces had recovered 200 bank slips showing cash receipts worth Rs 10 million and 25 receipts of cash payments during the raid. In addition to the bank slips, a laptop computer, videos on the Islamic State terrorist group, photos showing costumes similar to that of military uniforms, 2 national identity cards and video clips containing the clashes in Theldeniya... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/19)

US & UK must stop interfering in other nations if they want to stop terrorism – Ken Livingstone
Ken Livingstone is an English politician, he served as the Mayor of London between 2000 and 2008. He is also a former MP and a former member of the Labour Party.
Get short URL Security personnel stand guard in front of St Anthony's Shrine Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 29, 2019 © Reuters / Danish Siddiqui The vast majority of people who believe in God are appalled by terrorism and we should no more be denouncing the Muslim community today than we did the Irish Catholic one forty years ago.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/19)

Impact of Easter Sunday blasts on Lanka’s external and internal affairs
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy Daily Express
Colombo, May 2 (Daily Express): The Easter Sunday multiple suicide bombings in Sri Lanka have had an impact on the country’s external relations and on the domestic social, economic and political front. Looking at the impact on the country’s external relations first, the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government has become quite dependent on the US and its Western allies for intelligence on the Islamic State (IS) and its world-wide tentacles. The West has been fighting with the IS and al Qaeda for many years now and has a fund of knowledge... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/19)

මැයි මස 06 වන දින 2වන වාරය සඳහා පාසල් ආරම්භ කිරීම සම්බන්ධවයි
වසන්ත හඳපාන්ගොඩ, ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන අධ්‍යාපන සේවා සංගමය .
ගරු අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍ය , අකිල විරාජ් කාරියවසම් මැතිතුමා, අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යංශය, ඉසුරුපාය- පැලවත්ත, බත්තරමුල්ල. ගරු අමාත්‍යතුමනි, මැයි මස 06 වන දින 2වන වාරය සඳහා පාසල් ආරම්භ කිරීම සම්බන්ධවයි දෙ වන වාරය සඳහා මැයි මස 06 වන දින පාසැල් ආරම්භ කරණ බවට මාධ්‍ය මගින් ප්‍රකාශ කර ඇත. එදින පාසල් ආරම්භ කිරීම සම්බන්ධව වගකීමක් ඇති වෘත්තීය සමිතියක් හැටියට කිසිසේත්ම අපට එකඟ විය නොහැකිය.  ගරු මැල්කම් රංජිත් කාඩිනල් පියතුමා කතෝලික පාසැල් එදිනට ආරම්භ නොකරන බවට දැනටමත් ප්‍රකාශ නිකුත් කර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/19)

මුස්ලිම් බෝර නායකයෙකුගේ බණ්ඩාරවෙල ඇති මාලිගා දෙක
MOANRAGALA TV
https://youtu.be/mzyb2PEw56k... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/19)

An Australian Journalist's attack on the Sinhalese Buddhists
Dr D.Chandraratna
As peace loving Sri Lankans we are dismayed by the surreptitious accusations and innuendos cast on the majority Sinhala Buddhist community by Waleed Ali, an Australian TV presenter in his Column in the Daily telegraph, on the recent tragic events in Sri Lanka. This terrorist activity in Easter Sunday was directed at the Christians, but not limited to Christian churches is obvious as bombings have been carried out in 5 and 6 star hotels in Colombo where the majority of the patrons are Sinhalese and Europeans as the numbers of dead and the injured reveal.  The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/19)

An open letter to Friday Forum
Upali Cooray Former General Manager-SATHOSA(CWE)
Apropos your statement released to the media and the public today ( 25th April) The Friday Forum which consists of very educated and eminent person's like you,while expressing solidarity with all those who are fighting the current terrorist menace goes on to state as follows. "We must also understand the lessons of history, especially Hitler’s rise to power, and reject absolutely the idea that the need of the hour is a strong, authoritarian and dictatorial leader. Leaders of the former government are arguing that they handed over to the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/19)

වගකිම ඉටු කරනවා මිස එහි වරද මාධ්‍ය පිට පටවන්න එපා.
ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
අද දින (05* පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් x පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්තී‍්‍ර සෙහාන් සේමසිංහ මහතා x පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්තී‍්‍ර කාංචන විජේසේකර මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්තී‍්‍ර සෙහාන් සේමසිංහ මහතා. අගමැතිවරයා කාර්ය භාරය ඉටු නොකර මාධ්‍ය ප‍්‍රකාශයෙක් වෙලා. මේ වෙද්දි විශේෂ ප‍්‍රකාශ තුනක් කරලා. ආණ්ඩුව බලයට ආ දවසේ ඉදලා අගමැති ජනාධීපති දෙපල මාරුවෙන් මාරුවට ප‍්‍රකාශ කරනවා. ප‍්‍රකාශ නිකුත් කිරීමෙන් ප‍්‍රතිඵලයක් නැහැ. තමන්ගේ වගකීම ඉටු කරන්න කියලා අපි ඉල්ලා සිටිනවා. ඊයේ වෙද්දි රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහ මහතා මේ ප‍්‍රහාරය මාධ්‍ය දඩයම සදහා යොදා ගන්න හදනවා. රජය ජනතාවගේ ආරක්ෂාවට තොරතුරු නොදෙන අවස්ථාවක ආරක්ෂක අංශ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/19)

අයි. එස්. අයි. එස්. ත‍්‍රස්තවාදින් සමග කි‍්‍රයාකරන බව දැන හිටියත් ඔවුන්ට එරෙහිව කටයුතු කරන්න රටේ නිතිය ප‍්‍රමාණවත් නැහැ කියන එක අමූලික බොරුවක් ත‍්‍රස්තවාදය වැලැක්වීමේ පනතේ පළවෙනි වගන්තිය නීතීඥවරයෙක් වුනු අගමැතිවරයා කියවලා නැහැ
ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
අද (02 දින පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් x ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ නීතිඥ සංගමයේ ප‍්‍රධාන ලේකම් අතුල ද සිල්වා මහතා x නීතීඥ රවීන්ද්‍ර ජයසිංහ මහතා x නීතීඥ පියුම් පෙරේරා පෙරේරා x ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ නීතීඥ සංගමයේ නියෝජ්‍ය ලේකම් සාගලා අබේවික‍්‍රම මහතා ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ නීතිඥ සංගමයේ ප‍්‍රධාන ලේකම් අතුල ද සිල්වා මහතා ත‍්‍රස්ත ප‍්‍රාහරයෙන් පස්සේ අගරදගුරුතුමා ජාතායට දුන්න නායකත්වය අපි අගය කරනවා. මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් කෙරෙන පරික්ෂඛ සම්බන්ධයෙන් සෑහීමකට පත්වෙන්න බැරි බව කාදිනල්තුමා සදහන් කර තිබෙනවා. අගමැතිවරයා ලංකාවේ පිරිස් අයි. එස්. අයි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/19)

Burqa must be banned world over and release Ven. Gannasaara immediately
Sunil Vijaya
Burqa, the most repulsive dress on this planet, should be banned in every country. No saudi should be allowed to enter Sri Lanka. And we must stop sending our women for slave labour in Saudi, the country the filthy Americans support, anything can happen.  The journalist murder is linked to ruler but filthy American ignores this as that will mess up the oil flow.   If there was no oil in Saudi there would not have been a presence of filthy American. Why does the world comply with American... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/19)

Return of terrorism due to failure of vigilance
By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island
The return of terrorism to Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday after the lapse of nearly a decade is a day of infamy in the history of Sri Lanka because of its scale and spread. The whole nation is trying to understand the motivations that drove a group of radicalized individuals to engage in such a dastardly attack. Just as much as such a group was motivated enough to vent their anger for whatever reason, there always will be other groups with other motivations to resort to similar acts in the future. Therefore,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/05/19)

So long as Weapons Industry for profit exist, there will be no World Peace
All the lovely-dovey sentiments for peace just makes no sense if we are not realistic enough to accept some bare facts. In 1945 there was just one world conflict. Years later, 193 countries in the world & only 11 countries without a conflict and UN is custodian of world peace! Can conflicts exist without weapons? Truth is, conflicts will not go far without weapons! So we need to identify the key sustainer of conflicts as weapons and then move on to finding out who supplies these weapons. You cannot have the same countries supplying weapons preaching peace or claiming to... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 03/05/19)

Where there should not be an ethnic-based Arabic university in Sri Lanka
An article written in July 2013 The Minister of Education announced recently that the Ministry would do away with ethnic-based schools given its own “principled” stand we would next like to know how using the same logic of not allowing “ethnic” based learning, the education authorities have signed an MOU to establish the Malik Abdulla University College in Kattankudy, in Eastern Province. When the announcement was given by the Ministry of Education that they would remove “ethnic-based” schools the first thoughts of everyone was whether leading schools that have been in existence for years, Government or... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 03/05/19)

How bungling police blamed LTTE for NTJ killings in B’caloa Zahran’s bosses held
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
Recent revelation that those responsible for the Easter Sunday carnage (April 21) had killed two police constables in the early hours of Nov 30, 2018 at Vavnativu in the East has exposed a serious intelligence lapses. Authoritative sources told The Island that law enforcement authorities and the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI) seemed to have been clueless as regards the alleged involvement of Muslim extremists in the Vavnativu killings, which they believed was an act of a group of resurgent Tigers. Then IGP Pujith Jayasundera directed the Criminal... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/05/19)

Asia as the new ground zero for Islamist terror
Brahma Chellaney Courtesy Livemint.com
The defeat of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq has only intensified the terrorism challenge . The Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka rank among the deadliest terrorist attacks in modern history, and underscore the metastasizing scourge of Islamist violence in Asia. Radical Islamic groups have been quietly gaining influence in an arc of countries extending from the Maldivian to the Philippine archipelagos, and the threat they pose can no longer be ignored. In fact, the grisly Sri Lankan bombings are a reminder that Asia—not West Asia—is the region... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/05/19)

Breaking: ISIS Used Bitcoin to Fund Horrific Sri Lanka Easter Bombings, Research Claims
Yashu Gola Courtesy CCN.com
By CCN.com: Bitcoin played a role in staging the Easter Sunday suicide bombing in Sri Lanka that killed 253 civilians, according to Israeli blockchain intelligence firm Whitestream. The agency revealed that the ISIS used Canada-based payment gateway CoinPayments to convert bitcoins to fiat money. The firm identified large scale transactions between the wallets that ISIS used to raise contributions and the bitcoin accounts held by CoinPayments. Whitestream found that the balances in the payment company’s wallets surged from $500,000 to $4.5 million just one day before the Easter attacks. The firm... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/05/19)

Sri Lanka's Catholic cardinal warns another terror attack is 'imminent'
Courtesy ITV News
Another terror attack targeting churches in Sri Lanka could come this week. Credit: AP The terror threat still looms large in Sri Lanka and an attack on a church could take place this week, the country's Catholic cardinal has warned. Malcolm Ranjith has raised his concerns in a letter, sent to church officials, in which he claims to have received ''foreign information'' that another strike is imminent. The archbishop of Colombo has been an outspoken critic of the Sri Lankan government's apparent failure to act on Indian government intelligence ahead of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/05/19)

News 1st at 9 PM
news 1st
https://youtu.be/O4Mie9q3BPw... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/05/19)

Ada Derana News at 9.00 pm
ada derana 
https://youtu.be/l72T04xEzVI... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/05/19)

Remains of 16 killed in suicide blasts at Sainthamaruthu laid to rest
Adad Derana
https://youtu.be/YTBUxD0pgY4... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/05/19)

Minister’s staff members arrested with letters defaming President and inciting racial enmity
Courtesy Adaderana
Three persons have been arrested at the Central Mail Exchange with 600 letters defamatory of the President and inciting enmity among races, the Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. The letters were reportedly addressed to various Buddhist temples across the country. However, due to a suspicion with regard to the letters, the officials at the central mail exchange had taken steps to notify the police. After being notified regarding the letters, the suspects were arrested by police at the Central Mail Exchange in Colombo, the spokesman said.  The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/05/19)

Over 800 artillery shells found at steel factory in Ekala
Courtesy Adaderana
Over 800 artillery shells have been discovered at a private factory manufacturing steel wires at Ekala, Ja-Ela. The discovery was made during a search operation carried out based on information received by officers of the Negombo Division Crimes Unit. https://youtu.be/hvWHLk110XY Police officers also found over 100 empty shells of bullets used for T-56 assault rifles at the location. Police are conducting further investigations.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/05/19)

Ex-security forces chiefs present report on Easter attacks to Opposition Leader
Courtesy Adaderana
A report compiled by several former Sri Lankan security forces commanders, regarding the terrorist attacks of Easter Sunday and the current security situation of the country, has been presented to Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa. https://youtu.be/m51vYdibQiI The committee report was officially handed over to Rajapaksa at the Opposition Leader’s official residence today (02). Rajapaksa expressed his immense gratitude to the former military commanders for volunteering to come forward at this time of need to fulfill this task for the people of the country, even though they have retired from... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/05/19)

Reuters journalist arrested for trying to forcibly enter school in Katana
Courtesy Adaderana
A foreign journalist, who was arrested for allegedly trying to forcibly enter a school in Katana, has been remanded until May 15 by the Negombo Magistrate’s Court. Iraqi-born Siddiqui Ahamed Danish, a Reuters photographer based in India, was reportedly arrested at around 12.30 p.m. today (02), based on a complaint received by the 119 emergency hotline, when he allegedly forcibly entered the school. He had reportedly arrived in the country from India in order to cover the aftermath of the Eastern Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/05/19)

Suicide vests found in suspected terrorist’s house; Zahran’s sister arrested
Courtesy Adaderana
One of the individuals killed in the suicide bombings at a house in Sainthamaruthu has been identified as a bother of Zahran Hashim while the other two men appearing with him in a video have been identified as Mohamed Rilwan and Mohamd Seyni. https://youtu.be/dfUbRPVaA14 Police have recovered 4 suicide vests, 2 mobile phones, 2 ATM cards and several bank books from the Kattankudy residence of the persons identified as Rilwan. Meanwhile four photographs of Rilwan’s children, national identity cards (NICs) and other items were discovered today during a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/05/19)

No govt. approved Sharia University in Batticaloa - Ashu
Courtesy Adaderana
There is no government-approved Sharia University or educational institute in Batticaloa district, stated UNP MP Prof. Ashu Marasinghe speaking at a press conference held yesterday (01). https://youtu.be/1Qw3dQYVnvA On 3rd July in 2015, then Minister of Higher Education Sarath Amunugama had received a letter requesting permission to establish a higher education institute. However, the permission hasn’t been granted for this particular institute as of yet, and that there are many issues regarding this, Marasinghe stated. On 29th February 2016, the proposed institute had changed its name and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/05/19)

Disks containing Zahran Hashim’s lectures recovered
Courtesy Adaderana
Nittambuwa Police had launched a search operation upon a tip-off received by the State Intelligence Service. https://youtu.be/2ZVwq0pYH_8 During the search operation, a person named Mohamed Imbran has been arrested in the Kahatowita area in Attanagalla. The police had seized a drone camera, a remote controller, camera equipment, a laptop, and hard disks on the arrested. The disks had contained videos of Zahran Hashim’s extremist lectures and several photos of terrorists, stated Ada Derana reporter.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/05/19)

Two arrested with 36 white female clothes stuffed in a sack
Courtesy Adaderana
Two suspects were arrested along with 36 sets of white female clothes stuffed in a fertilizer sack and hidden inside a van. It was reported that the van in question had set off to Anuradhapura from Thihariya. The arrestees were two Muslims, aged 41 and 47 years, according to the reports. https://youtu.be/AHTcJGJuK7g Police investigations are being conducted to uncover if these sets of clothes bear similarities of any kind to the white female clothes recovered from Sainthamaruthu area. Anuradhapura Police is probing the incident... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/05/19)

Sri Lanka – Candidate for a New NATO Base?
 Author: Peter Koenig Courtesy  NEO  New Eastern Outlook
Sri Lanka, Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019: More than half a dozen bomb blasts shook the country killing from 250 to more than 350 people. Depending on who counts, the death toll varies. The devastation took place in in several catholic churches and luxury hotels. Other explosions, including from – what they say – are suicide bombers, have since killed another several dozens of people. Many are children, women – christen worshippers. Why the luxury hotels? Western (Christian) tourists? Today, another explosion ripped through a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

Wages of an Ungrateful Nation
Sarath Bulathsinghala
“Those who forget the past are condemned to relive it” – Santayana Sri Lankan nation is horror struck and deeply saddened by the Easter Sunday carnage. Hundreds of innocent people mostly Christians and others foreigners, were murdered in the most gruesome of ways - by bombings. In the other modes of killings there is even a body to take home and mourn over. Some bodies had to be identified by only a little ring finger, others by a tattoo!  These horrendous crimes took place at churches and hotels around Sri Lanka. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

SILENCE OF WOLVES! MAITHREE AND RANIL MUST STEP DOWN
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
TNA Sambandan, Sumathiran, LTTE Diaspora are rejoicing the events of Good Friday.  Whilst Tamil Tigers aim to destroy Buddhism, its counter-part Muslims are aiming to destroy Christianity.  Though these two groups are in two diversely different camps, their ultimate objective would be to cripple Sri Lanka so that the small island could easily become fertile ground like Afganistan.   TNA and LTTE Diaspora are so silent since Good Friday events, raise the suspicion that they too might be providing vital intelligence with years of experience.  North of Sri Lanka must also... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

Why swords?
sunil vijaya
The proliferation of swords and other weapons clearly tell a story which shows the characteristics of primitive warfare.  why don’t the security forces analyse further this threat! why use swords unless they want to chop people in mass numbers going into crowded places in battalions.    This development is as dangerous as suicide bombers. why on earth swords!!! unless an island-wide attack in temples, homes, schools with an army of wordsmen and women on a specific day? probably a poya. Maybe we avoided a war using conventional weapons! ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

Sri Lankan Terror Attack (21/04/2019) explain by Prof. Rohan Gunathilaka, Expert of International Terrorism
Ada Derana
https://www.facebook.com/mrmecon/videos/10219220630768007/... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

මෛත්‍රී ඥානසාර හිමි බැහැ දැකීමට වැලිකඩට බන්ධනාගාරයට යයි
Sri Lanka News
මධ්‍යම පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාර මෛත්‍රී ගුණරත්න මහතා අද (30) බොදු බල සේනා මහ ලේකම් රාජකීය පණ්ඩිත ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමි බැහැ දැකීම සඳහා වැලිකඩ බන්ධනාගාරය වෙත පැමිණෙන ලදි. එහිදී මාධ්‍ය අමතමින් ඔහු දැක්වූ අදහස්.... ඥානසාර ස්වාමින් වහන්සේටත් මාව හම්බෙන්න ඕනි වෙලා තිබුනා. මටත් ඕනා වෙලා තිබ්බා ස්වාමින් වහන්සේ මුණගැහෙන්න. ඒකයි ස්වාමින්වහන්සේ බැහැ දකින්න පැමිණියේ.  ඥානසාර ස්වාමීන් වහන්සේ, රටේ ආරක්ෂක තත්වය ගැන සෑහෙන අවධානයෙන් ඉන්නවා. ඒ වගේම මේක ගැන සුළුවෙන් තකන්න එපා මේක බැරෑරුම්ම වැඩසටහනක්. මේක ජනාධිපතිතුමත් එක්ක කතා කරන්න. මේක ඔලුවෙන් කරන්න ඕන වැඩක්, කියන එක තමයි කියන්නේ. උන්වහන්සේ සෑම අවස්ථාවකදීම සඳහන් කරන්නේ අහිංසක මුස්ලිම්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

Catholic Nun Explains Pro-Life In A Way That Will Stun Many (Especially Republican Lawmakers)
Good Catholic
In one simple quote, Sister Joan Chittister, O.S.B. sums up the hypocrisy of many in the 'pro-life' movement: "I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don't? Because you don't want any tax money to go there. That's not pro-life. That's pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

Sixty more suspects arrested with more incrimianting material
By Rathindra Kuruwita and Cyril Wimalasurendre Courtesy The Island
More than 60 persons were arrested yesterday along with a large number of weapons, the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) propaganda material and clothes similar to military uniform during search operations carried out by Police, STF and the tri-forces in several parts of the country, according to the Army and the Police. The Kuliyapitiya Police detected a large volume of fabrics similar to saffron robes worn by Buddhist monks and several garments that resemble military uniform, yesterday, at an unauthorised mosque and a house in Yayawatta, Kuliyapitiya. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

Citing Sri Lanka blast Shiv Sena calls for burqa ban in 'Ram's land', NDA ally RPI(A) disagrees
Courtesy dnaindia.com
Citing a ban on the burqa in Sri Lanka after the deadly Easter Sunday attacks, Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamna' on Wednesday demanded the imposition of a similar ban in India.  Citing Sri Lanka blast Shiv Sena calls for burqa ban in 'Ram's land', NDA ally RPI disagrees Citing a ban on the burqa in Sri Lanka after the deadly Easter Sunday attacks, Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamna' on Wednesday demanded the imposition of a similar ban in India. The Sena's proposal, however, was rejected by another NDA ally,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

Sharia University linked to EP Governor Hisbullah? - Ashu
Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
There is a possible linkage between Eastern Province Governor M. L. A. M. Hisbullah to Batticaloa Campus Private Ltd., which has been identified as a sharia university, UNP MP Ashu Marasinghe charged today.  Dr. Marasinghe is a member of the parliamentary oversight committee on education and higher education.  He is also chairman of the subcommittee on higher education who function under the oversight committee.   At a press conference, Dr. Marasinghe advised that probes must be carried out to determine the connection between the campus and the governor. He... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

The veil and the ‘Arabanisation’ of Lankan Muslims
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Girls too young to understand the essence of religion adorn the Nikab. Some forced due to cultural imposition, and others too young to know why. Madrasas spread across the island ignore history, art culture, literature and theology which form the core of religious education.  Instead the focus is on rituals and taboos. Kattankudy, in the East, is but one example of cultural alienation and segregation.The effects of the alienation and archaic practices which the majority of Muslims in Sri Lanka are against and don’t adhere to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

Unreservedly committed to the fight against terrorism: UK
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The British Government has consistently made clear its unreserved determination to fight the scourge of terrorism, the British High Commission (BHC) in Colombo said today. Issuing a statement following reports that suggest that His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith might have questioned the UK’s commitment to the fight against terrorism, the BHC said the UK Unreservedly committed to fight terrorism on the United Kingdom’s own soil and to help others to fight it on theirs. “The British Government has consistently made clear its unreserved determination to fight the scourge of terrorism on the United... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

Search operations seize 12 suspects, weapons and other items
Courtesy Adaderana
Security forces are continuing to carry out island-wide search operations to ensure the security of the country following the Easter Day attacks. Mullaitivu police stated that 09 walkie-talkies generally used by security forces and clothing similar to Army uniforms among other items have been found in a luxury hotel under construction in the Alampil area in Mullaitivu. https://youtu.be/n9XhuhzMSPY The Army has found these today (01) in a search operation carried out at the construction site of the hotel. Among the seized items, a pair of binoculars,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

Four Chinese scientists killed in Easter Day attacks
Courtesy Adaderana
Four oceanic scientists were among the six Chinese nationals killed during the Easter Sunday bomb blasts in Sri Lanka, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said. The deceased included Li Jian, 38, and Pan Wenliang, 35, who were senior engineers at the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (SCSIO).  https://youtu.be/Q-_kSuE46hA Two others, Li Dawei, 30, and Wang Liwei, 26, were from the First Institute of Oceanography under the Ministry of Natural Resources, state-run Global Times reported on Wednesday. Websites of both... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

Hand grenade found in Polpithigama disarmed by Navy
Courtesy Adaderana
The police, based on a tip-off by the residents of Polpithigama, Kurunegala, have managed to find a Singapore-manufactured hand grenade near the Moragollagama railway station. Subsequently, the bomb disposal squad of the Sri Lanka Navy disarmed the bomb, stated the Police. https://youtu.be/n9XhuhzMSPY Meanwhile, a special operation carried out by intelligence officers on a tip-off received by the State Intelligence Service has found 04 swords at a restaurant situated closeby to the Badulla-Badulupitiya and Badulla Jumma mosque. Two suspects have also been arrested by the intelligence officers... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

Suspicious construction at house in Badulla discovered
Courtesy Adaderana
Badulla Police have inspected a house 12 feet away from the Badulla prison, today (01), and had managed to discover a suspicious ongoing construction within the house. Ada Derana reporter states that 5 persons have been taken into the custody of the police for questioning. https://youtu.be/U0qo_XLhxBo The construction was made 12 feet deep from the floor of the house and it two rooms had been built inside it while another was still mid-construction. The owner of the house and 04 other persons who had been involved... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

Sri Lanka ban on ‘face veil’ sparks burqa debate in India
Courtesy Adaderana
Just three days after Sri Lanka issued a ban on all face coverings in the wake of Easter Sunday terror attacks, a regional party in India affiliated to Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party has openly called for banning face masks and the burqa.  Maharashtra’s Shiv Sena party, which is known for its parochial politics and majoritarian Hindutva ideology, has reportedly recommended a similar ban in India, as an “emergency measure to ensure that security forces do not encounter difficulties in identifying anybody.”  South Asia, largely, has been on an alert since the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

Maximum impact of attacks on tourism industry is 20% - Kishu Gomes
Courtesy Adaderana
Speaking at a foreign media interview, Kishu Gomes, the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, stated that the Easter Day attacks are a blow in the economy at large, not just tourism industry. However, the Chairman says that when considering other tourist destinations which also received similar attacks in similar incidents such as Bali or Paris, he is fairly confident that Sri Lanka might be able to bounce back in a few days time. “Army is in well control. They have been able to apprehend most of the culprits and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

Explosives and weapons found in MP’s land in Sammanthurai
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka Army has uncovered explosives and weapons during an operation conducted in the Mallar area in Samanthurai this morning (01), stated Ada Derana reporter. When inspecting an abandoned land plot in Mallar, 20 pistol ammunition, 08 bullets, an Army uniform, and a belt have been discovered by the Army. The forces had then inspected the house next to the land and had found 200 Gelignite sticks, 200 detonators, 46 wire cords, and 100 kg of Ammonia. https://youtu.be/Qgimb5q9G_8 Subsequently, the Army had carried... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

Ada Derana News at 9.00PM
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/FnRyig8rndo... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

Information on suicide bombers revealed
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/Aj6VS2aCHUM... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

US believes terrorists may be plotting more attacks in Sri Lanka
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The US believes members of the militant group blamed for Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday attacks may be at large and planning more assaults, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alaina Teplitz has told Reuters on Tuesday. “We do believe that the terrorist threat is ongoing and there may be active plotters. Active members of the attack group that carried out the terror attacks on Easter Sunday may still be at large,” Ambassador Teplitz said. “We certainly have reason to believe that the active attack group has not been fully rendered inactive. We... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

US envoy alerts of more possible threats
Courtesy Adaderana
The U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka said on Tuesday that some of the Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were likely still at large and could be planning more attacks. Sri Lankan security forces also said they were maintaining a high level of alert amid intelligence reports that the militants were likely to strike before the beginning of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which is due to begin next Monday. “Tremendous progress has been made towards apprehending those plotters but I don’t think the story... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

වසර 2500ක් බුද්ධාගම රජකරපු මේ රටේ ගලබොඩ අත්තේ හාමුදුරුවෝ තවමත් හිරේ.
සුදත් ගුණසේකර
මානම් හිතුවේ ලන්කාවෙ ඉන්න හාමුදුරුවරු ඔක්කොම සාසනය සහ ජාතිය බේරගන්ත මහපාරට බසි කියලා.මේ රතේ 30000 දාහක් පමන් ඉන්නවා කියන හාමුදුරුවරු අදවන තුරු හමුදුරුවරු100 පාරට බෑස්සාද ඒ හාමුදුරුවෝ වෙනුවෙන්  1818 නිදහස් සටනේදිත් සුද්දගෙ පෑත්ත අරගෙන රට හා ජාතිය පාවාදුන්න එක්නෙලිගොඩ පරම්පරාවෙ උපාසක අම්මා කෙනෙක් මස් රාත්තලම ඉල්ලා සතනේ. අඩුගානෙ මේ පාපකර්මයෙන් බේරෙන්ට කියලා මේ චින්චිමානවිකාවට කියන්ත්ටවත් එක හාමුදුරු කෙනෙක්වත් නෑ නේ. මේවිදියට හාමුදුරුවරු නිස්සබ්දව හිටියොත් තව අවුරුදු පහක් යන්ත ඉස්සරවෙලා උලමෝ සහ බස්සෝ මේ රට අල්ලගන්නව නියතය. එදාට අපේ හාමුදුරුවරු අදිපථිකම් කරන්නේ මොන පන්සලේද.මොනනිකායේද. ඒ නිසා දෑන්වත් එක හාර පන්සියක්වත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

HOTELS NEED TO RETHINK
Dr Sarath Obeysekera  
I was trying to drive to Cinemen Grand Hotel  and found that driving to the foyer was  blocked .Tried few other places and failed due to increased checking , Managed to enter one of the four star hotels by Galle Face but parking was not allowed .I got down and walked in .Staff was looking at me with caution and did a body check and with some sort of a detector . Walked to coffee shop in the empty ground floor and bought a teas and sat down to kill... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

Response to Easter Bombing
Ira de Silva Canada
The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka is giving interviews to foreign news media regarding the bombings on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. He tried to tell the world that he did not know that there were warnings given to Sri Lankan authorities prior to the bombings. To the BBC it was that he was "not in the loop". This was not acceptable to the interviewer and the Prime Minister then backed down and gave a vague response of the government knowing something. In another interview when he tried to indicate that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

Easter blasts and its Aftermath – Part IV
By ; A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA
The foreign servile Ranil Wickremesinghe has acknowledged in an interview with Susan Ormisten of the CBC News when he was asked as to why, as prime minister, he did not known about repeated serious warnings, he has  accepted accountability and said: “My being aware is separate from the fact that the security system had failed to implement it — some of them didn’t take it seriously (his usual habit of evading responsibility and blaming others) and has shamelessly said that government machinery was faulty and warnings from intelligence agencies were not implemented before... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)

Islamic Terrorism, mosques and the Sharia University
Ben Silva
The brutal act of terrorism that killed over 250 innocent civilians, by an Islamic terror group is beyond comprehension. During the attack a man lost his wife and two children. Another man lost his three children. The victims were doing peaceful things attending a church or having a meal in a  luxury hotel in our beautiful  island. The victims of the terrorist act were innocent people.  They have done nothing wrong to deserve this barbaric treatment in the hands of Islamic extremists.  It is important to find out the root cause that produced the terrorism. Is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/05/19)


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