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The creators of Islamic terror (US & Allies) can condemn Islamic Jihad – why can’t Myanmar and Ven. Wirathu?
Shenali D Waduge
The US and Allies are open in their condemnation of Islamic militant groups and now these noble nations have taken upon themselves to vanquish the ‘enemy’. It is a totally different matter that these Islamic militants find their daddies in the very nations that are supposedly ‘going after’ them. Yet, when nations like Myanmar are raising their voice against incursions by Jihadist movements why have these nations been condemned for extremism, hate speech? Ven. Wirathu is called the ‘Face of Buddhist Terror’ and referred to as a ‘Terrorist’. How many have even listened to his arguments... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/09/14)

India Jails Jayalalitha – Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu & Lessons for Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge
The sentence was short and sweet. The Judge John Michael D’Cunha 1,300-page judgment was as follows: Jayalalithaa is convicted under Section 13 (1) (E) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. Immediate imprisonment in a Bangalore prison – Jayalalitha ceases to be both MLA and Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu 4 years in jail in Parappana Agrahara jail Cannot contest elections for 10 years No hospital jail term – no private medical treatment Rs.1000million fine confiscation of all seized properties guilty of amassing illegal wealth - including 28 kg gold, property, 750 pairs of shoes and 12,000... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/09/14)

Court of Appeal moved against ‘genocide’ letter
By Chitra Weerarathne Courtesy Island
Petitioners, P. G. Ravindra Nirosha of Nugegoda and several others have complained to the Court of Appeal that the IGP and the Attorney General has failed to enforce provisions of the Penal Code against 28 members of the Northern Provincial Council and five members of the Eastern Provincial Council who had written to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, that the Sinhalese are committing genocide against the Tamils. The petitioner has said in this letter dated August 17, 2014 false claims have been made to the effect that Sinhalese settlements are being set up... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/09/14)

High Commissioner Dr Chris Nonis Resigns
... -Full Story- (apisrilankan.com - 30/09/14)

Terrorism can be rewarding! - The exception to the rule
Mahinda Weerasinghe
2003/02/16/ The invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union in 1979, through a reckless decision by Brezhnev and a tiny coterie of politburo members, unlocked a Pandora’s box. USA’s incumbent President, the 2002 Nobel peace prize winner Jimmy Carter, naturally perceived the Soviet invasion, not merely as a threat to its interest, but also as an opportunity to destabilize the tottering Soviet empire. The resulting process in time triggered the fragmentation of the Soviet Empire and set in motion a chain of events that eventually led to the current terror campaign by the Holy Warriors of Islam... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/09/14)

What exactly do the Buddhists in Sri Lanka fear?
Shenali D Waduge
If Sri Lanka’s 70% Sinhala Buddhists are today surprised that their grievances are not being locally or internationally articulated the reasons lie with the Christian dominated media, the commercially bribed political establishment, the urban Buddhist clergy hypnotized towards inter-faith ideology and majority Buddhists still unable to comprehend that the reach of Buddhism from Persia to far East Asia has trickled down to just 5 majority Buddhist nations facing the same incursions that lost the Buddhist territory historically. In such a scenario can the Christian or Islamic world blame Sri Lanka or the remaining Buddhist nations that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/09/14)

රෙද්ද ගැලවුණ ජයලලිතා "අම්මා" 
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
ජයලලිතා ටැමිල්නාඩ් මහ ඇමති වශයෙන් 1991 දී තෝරා පත් වුන විට ඇය පඩියක් වෙනුවට ගත්තේ මාසෙකට එක රුපියලක් පමණය. ඇයට දැන් බොහෝ පිරිමි වඳියි. එය එසේ මෙසේ වැඳිල්ලක් නොව හතර ගාතෙන් වැටී බිම දිගාවී කරන වැඳිල්ලකි. මාසෙකට ගන්නේ රුපියලක් පමණක් නම් එසේ දේව අඟනක් සේ නොසලකා කොහොමද? ඇයට දැන් කියන්නේ "අම්මා" කියාය. කරුනානිධි තාත්තා නම් ජයලලිතා අම්මා නොවන්නේ කෙසේද?     මේ මුළු ටැමිල්නඩ් එකම හොර ගුහාවකි. මේ ගොන් මහ ඇමතිලා එහි ඉන්නා මෝඩ දෙමල ජනයා රවටා ගෙන ගනියන්නේ පුදුම විධියේ මගඩියකි. මේකටද ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය කියන්නේ? නිවැරදි නම පගාතන්ත්‍රවාදය නොවේද? ඒසියන් ට්‍රිබියුන් වෙබ් අඩවියේ ජයලලිතා හිරේ යාමේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/09/14)

Day 2 in prison: Jayalalithaa begins day with morning walk; not allowed to meet visitors -
Spending her second day in prison, J Jayalalithaa, convicted and sent to prison for four years by a special court here in a disproportionate assets case, began her day early on Sunday with a morning walk. Jayalalithaa, who is now prisoner number 7402 at the Parappana Agrahara central prison here, began her day around 5:30 am, and took a stroll within the premises of the jail, prison sources said.... -Full Story- (indianexpress.com - 30/09/14)

J Jayalalithaa Verdict: How the case unfolded
By Sudha G Tilak
Looking back at the years between 1991 and 1996, the political scene in Tamil Nadu could best be described as crude. There was no social media for governments to disseminate information.... -Full Story-
(Times of India - 30/09/14)

Downfall of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa
P.A.Samaraweera
Jayalalithaa who was accused of a Rs 660 million disproportionate assets case had been sentenced to 4 years imprisonment by the  Special Court in Bangalore. The main accusation had been she had undervalued her assets. She had been fined Rs 1000 million. She had lost her post as Chief Minister and she is also barred from contesting elections for 10 years. Her plea for a lenient judgment had been turned down.  Autocratic Jayalalithaa was reminded that nobody is above the law.   Jayalalithaa´s `hobby horse` was making false allegations of discrimination against Tamils in Sri Lanka. She is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/09/14)

'Militarization' in North Sri Lanka – Don’t believe stories. Go and see for yourself
Shenali D Waduge
 The accusations of ‘militarization’ of North Sri Lanka are many. They come from the same culprits converging to meet the requirement of their funding sources with the ultimate goal of generating enough negative publicity so that the Government is forced to reduce/relocate its military from the strategic posts that it now protects. While, it is within the sovereign rights of a government to station its troops where it likes based on the national security needs of the country, what we need to do is to find out how truthful these allegations are. This will expose the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/14)

The Buddhist Jātaka Stories and the DSM based Mental Disorders
Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.
“That millions of people share the same forms of mental pathology does not make these people sane.”  Erich Fromm The Jātaka stories or Jātaka tales are a voluminous body of folklore concerned with previous births of the Buddha which is based as a collection of five hundred and fifty stories. Originally it comprise of 547 poems, arranged roughly by increasing number of verses. According to archaeological and literary evidence, the Jātaka stories were compiled in the period, the 3rd Century B.C. to the 5th Century A.D. The Khuddaka Nikāya contains 550 stories the Buddha told... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/14)

The Salient Realities That Exonerate Sri Lanka From Rights Accusations Portrayed  By Discerning Nations With No Vested Interests, Prejudices Or Bias
Lankaweb Weekly Editorial
September 29th. 2014   It seems like a time for reckoning and aligning with salient realities that Sri Lanka has been backed by 22 nations against the UN rights probe threatening to malign her credibilities as the breaking news emerges. This coincides fortuitously with Sri Lanka President's visit to the UN where he has addressed the General Assembly and communicated with the Secretary General on related issues and augurs very well for the Island Nation. Sri Lanka successfully fought off a internal armed terrorist insurrection supported by adversaries like Tamil Nadu of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/14)

Ven. Ashin Wirathu – Welcome to Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge
The negative media campaign built against Ven. Ashin Wirathu has had its ripple effect. His message is drowned in a campaign that has projected him as a ‘Buddhist Terrorist’. In a world where 95% of violent conflicts around the world are Muslim together with the realization that behind all these Islamic groups are Western operatives training them funded by a handful of Muslim nations aligned to the West, it is a good time to question who the real enemies of the Muslims are.  Ven. Ashin Wirathu is a Buddhist monk from Myanmar a country that the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/14)

President Obama “No negotiations with terrorists: Lethal force is what they understand” – Sri Lanka used military force to eliminate terrorists while rescuing 300,000 people
 Shenali D Waduge
George Bush Jnr once said ‘you are either with us, or you are with the terrorists’ – Sri Lanka took that advice. The key word is ‘terrorists’. Thankfully, LTTE became defined as terrorists not just in Sri Lanka but 32 nations inclusive of the USA. What is odd is that in delivering a speech on the floor of the UN General Assembly, the US President declares that there are ‘no negotiations with terrorists’ – we could not agree with him more. President Obama goes on to say ‘lethal force is what they understand’, the issue we... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/14)

Life Abroad - Part 97 GENIAL FINALE - VAGUE FAÇADES (Interaction With The God’s Men in Cloth - (Pt. V– conclusion)
Dr.Tilak Fernando
At the height of the LTTE terrorism in Sri Lanka, a delegation from the Council of Churches in the UK visited home on a peace promoting exercise. Upon their return, Sinhala expatriates in London had an interaction meeting with the team that visited Sri Lanka, which turned out to be a vociferous incident. To counter the myth that dominated at home at the time that ‘expatriate involvement was much to be desired’, the same writer published the proceedings of the meeting that took place in June 1999 in a Sri Lankan daily English newspaper. This is being... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/14)

President Rajapaksa and UN Secretary General meet in New York
By Janaka Alahapperuma
The meeting between President Mahinda Rajapaksa and United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Sessions was held at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City last evening (27 Sec). President Rajapaksa outlined the developments that have taken place in the North and East in a short span of times, including the near-completion of all demining activities, the improvement of health services, and the rehabilitation, reconciliation and reintegration of ex-combatants, among others achievements. The President also informed the Secretary-General of the rehabilitation of schools that the Government has undertaken in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/14)

“We have to live together- must help each other,” PM Modi tells Sri Lanka
By Janaka Alahapperuma
President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday morning (27 Sep) held talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which key issues, including bilateral, political and regional, was discussed on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York. This was the second meeting between the two leaders after Narendra Modi was sworn in on May 26 this year. Both leaders had earlier met in New Delhi after President Rajapaksa travelled to India to attend Prime Minister Modi's swearing-in ceremony. In a cordial discussion, the two leaders spoke about a range... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/14)

CKDU-What needs to be done
R.M. GAMINI RAJAPAKSE [B.Sc. Hon. (Peradeniya), Ph.D. and D.I.C.
The Editor of "The ISLAND" Newspaper,  I have studied over 300 journal  articles and WHO reports pertinent to Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Aetiology (CKDU) prevailing in Sri Lanka, and together with my opinions and studies, I prepared a detailed presentation on "CKDU REVISITED", which I presented as Invited Lectures at our Medical Faculty (University of Peradeniya), Science Faculty (University of Peradeniya), Institute of Fundamental Studies (IFS), Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnolgy (SLINTEC), Annual Sessions of the Soil Science Society (SRICANSOL), University of Peradeniya Senate (Open to Public) and the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/14)

George Galloway-s Statement in UK Parliament on Isis airstrikes
... -Full Story- (informationclearinghouse.info - 29/09/14)

They Are At it Again Syria, the Latest Crusade
By Andre Vltchek
September 27, 2014 "ICH" - "Counterpunch" The West is striking again; it is stabbing the very center, the heart of the Arab World. This time it is targeting the group – ISIS – which it created itself, and which it had been arming, feeding and pampering until just very recently. Airplanes and missiles are flying, and bombs are falling. The war has begun. But is it really a war, or just a brutal game, a gigantic PlayStation operated by thousands of hooked-up maniacs in the Pentagon and all over Washington, Brussels and some servile capitals in... -Full Story-
(informationclearinghouse.info - 29/09/14)

REALITY CHECK: THE WEST FACES A CHALLENGE FROM MUSLIM YOUTH.
Dr D.Chandraratna. Perth W.Australia
Remember the time that Sri Lankans were under the hammer from the terrorists; the Central bank bombing, Anuradhapura massacre, the Airport destruction to name just a few. And every time we were exhorted to talk to the terrorists and soon forgotten and shelved until the next carnage eventuated. Sri Lankans felt the abject neglect and indifference on the part of the West, even unwilling to help with the economic loss, which was so great when the country was teetering on the brink of collapse. Well, is it some providence that the West is really wreaking... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

Existential fears of Buddhists in embattled Burma and Buddhist nations
Shenali D Waduge
Why has it become customary to view affairs only from the lens of Christian West nations and through their communication channels? If the world can ask ‘why is the world ignoring Myanmar’s Rohingyas’ why can’t the world ask ‘what are the fears of the Buddhists of Burma?”. When the world does not ask this all important question but goes on an international campaign to denigrate the Buddhists of Burma it has to be with sinister intentions which have nothing to do with Rohingyas. The Theravada Buddhist countries of Thailand, Myanmar and now Sri Lanka are under... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

MUSLIM COUNCIL IS DENOUNCING FOREIGN MUSLIM TERRORISTS AND REQUEST LANKANS TO BE VIGILANT AGAINST   THEIR INFILTRATION!!!
Mahinda Weerasinghe
Intelligent Muslims of the region are getting panicky by reports that Al-Qaeda is setting up shop in South Asia. Violent Islamic terror groups are on the verge of targeting the Indian sub-continent it’s been reported. In fact the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka is aware that their laid back life style would be soon at an end in Lanka if the present trend continues. It would be Pererilous and hazardous for them to let their daughters walk freely to school and come home without intimidation and accusations of blasphemy by the fundamentalist Islamists. As the Muslim council... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

‘TIME’ MAGAZINE WAS WRONG:  BURMESE NATIONALIST MONK WIRATHU STANDS VINDICATED‏ 
Shenali D Waduge
There is a common thread that runs through the histories of Buddhist countries; they have all been the victim at one time or the other of aggressive incursions made by people of Abrahamic faiths i.e. Christians or Muslims. This process has not ended. It still continues unabated and with greater ferocity. When prominence is given to “reconciliation” their incursions have yet to be apologized or compensated. One thousand years ago Buddhist Asia ranged from Afghanistan to Japan. Today countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and South Korea are no longer identified as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

UVA AND DEVOLUTIONARY POLITICS
Nalin de Silva
The Uva Provincial Council has been won by the SLFP. Though officially the candidates contested under the UPFA it was SLFP all the way from the day of nominations and the other constituent parties except of JNP of Wimal Weerawansa and some Tamil parties were not to be seen in any of the two districts Badulla or Moneragala. Even the JNP did not support the SLFP in Badulla having decided to go it alone in that district. However, what has to be noted is that in Badulla district the SLFP (UPFA) polled more than 51 per... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

ඩී ඩී ටී, පරිසර දූෂනය සහ රෝග මර්දනය .
චන්ද්‍ර ධර්මවර්ධන විසිනි.
මේ නොබෝ දා " ඩෙන්ගු සහ වකුගඩු රෝග මඩංගු කිරීම අසාර්ථක ඇයි? අපේ වැරදි විශ්වාස නිසා ද?” නැමැති හිස්තලයක් යටතේ ම විසින් සපයූ ලිපියකට පිලිවදන ලියූ කිහිප දෙනෙක් විය. එම පිල්වදන් වලට එහිම පිලිතුරු දෙනවා වෙනුවට අලුත් ලිපියක් සැපයීම උචිත යැයි සිතුවේ ඊට අදාල පින්තූරයක්ද සැපයීමේ අදහසිනි. තවද, එම ප්‍රතිවාදකයන් කියූ කරුනු වල සැලකිය යුතු අංශ්යක ඇත්තා පමනක් නොව, බොහෝ දුරට පොදු ජන මතයත කිට්ටු ඇති හෙයින්, එහි මිශ්‍ර වී ඇති දුර්මත කොටස එලි කිරීම් ද ඉතා වැදගත්ය. මගේ ලිපියෙන් මම මූලික කරුනු දෙකක් ඉදිරි පත් කලෙමි. (අ ) ඩෙන්ගු රොගය මර්දනය කිරීමට දැනට පාවිච්චි කරන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

President Rajapaksa holds discussions with world leaders enhancing bilateral relations
By Janaka Alahapperuma
President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is currently in New York City, after delivering his address at the 69th Sessions of the United Nations General Assembly held discussions with several state leaders enhancing bilateral relations. In the series of meetings being held by the President with world leaders at the UN Headquarters he has held bilateral discussions with the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot this morning. Sri Lankan President has briefed the Prime Minister Tony Abbot about the recent economic and other developments in Sri Lanka. Australian Prime Minister has commended about the remarkable achievement being made in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

World Fellowship of Buddhists (China) Conference 2014 - Resolution to establish Standing Committee on Conflict Resolution
Senaka Weeraratna
The 27th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists  will be held in Baoji, Shaanxi Province, China from 14 - 19th October, 2014. This is the first time that WFB will be having a General Conference in the People’s Republic of China. The theme of this Conference is ‘Buddhism and Public – Benefit Charity ’.  This Conference will attract representatives of WFBs Regional Centers and World renowned Buddhist scholars. It will provide an opportunity for the world Buddhist leaders with China at the helm, to gather and develop a new Buddhist vision and answers to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

Like Minded Group Joint Statement says " the intrusive mandate given to the OHCHR by Res. 25/1 to carry out investigations on Sri Lanka is unwarranted"
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Geneva
 Twenty-two developing countries of the Like Minded Group (LMG) in Geneva, in a joint statement made through its Chair - Egypt, have said the Group "believes that the intrusive mandate given to the OHCHR by Res. 25/1 to carry out investigations on Sri Lanka is unwarranted, especially in the context where the country is implementing its own domestic processes". It said "OHCHR's efforts should contribute to a state's own efforts in the promotion and protection of human rights, as stipulated in the UNGA Res. 48/141, UNGA Res. 60/251, UNGA Res. 65/281 and in the IB... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

Lavrov: Western bloc headed by Washington rejects UN principle that all states are equal
Courtesy RT
Get short URL Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York September 27, 2014. (Reuters/Eduardo Munoz) 2.1K5805 Trends Iran tension, Syria unrest, Ukraine turmoilTags Conflict, EU, Europe, Human rights,Meeting, Politics, Russia, Security, USA The US-led Western block rejects the principle of the equality of sovereign states secured by the UN Charter while advocating democracy in the international arena, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov addressing the UNGA. "The US-led Western... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

Ireland’s first Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosque opens in Galway
By A. Abdul Aziz.
Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community inaugurates Maryam Mosque According to Ahmadiyya Press Department, U.K., the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad inaugurated the Maryam Mosque (Mosque of Mary) in Galway, Ireland on Friday, September 26, 2014. It is the first Mosque built by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the country. His Holiness arrived at the premises at 1pm and after unveiling a commemorative plaque he proceeded to deliver his weekly Friday Sermon. The sermon was broadcast live around the world on MTA International. In his... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

Obama Administration Invents Language to Conceal Reality of War in Iraq and Syria
By Kevin Gosztola
One of the bothersome aspects of the war escalation in Iraq and Syria has been the commitment of President Barack Obama’s administration to using language to conceal their war plans. The White House has insisted this is not a war. The attacks on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are a part of a “counterterrorism strategy.” The US has not launched a war because it has previously been dropping Hellfire missiles on suspected terrorists in various countries. Those strikes, though they have killed hundreds of civilians and were questionable in their legality and success in... -Full Story-
(globalresearch.ca - 28/09/14)

Bangalore Court convicts TN Chief Minister Jayalalithaa
By Manjula Fernando- Daily News
A special court in Bangalore yesterday convicted Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram, in an 18 year old, Indian Rs.66.65 crore disproportionate assets case, the Indian Media reported. After finding her guilty on all counts, the AIADMK leader has been served a four-year jail term and a Rs 100 crore fine. The case against her was filed by Dr.Subramanian Swamy, senior BJP Leader in 1996 and was pursued by her arch rival, the DMK subsequently. Jayaram was a champion of the Eelam cause and an alleged LTTE sympathiser. The Hindu in a live coverage... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/14)

Indian court jails former film star turned chief minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram for corruption
An Indian court has convicted Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a former film star turned powerful politician, in a corruption case that has lasted for nearly two decades.
An Indian court has jailed former film star turned powerful politician, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, for four years in a corruption case that has lasted for nearly two decades.... -Full Story-
(radioaustralia.net.au - 28/09/14)

UNSC Resolution 2178 Addresses Sri Lankan Concerns Too
Dilrook Kannangara
The world is at war again. Periodic repetition is a hallmark of wars on a global scale. However, the little space these wars provide must be exploited to overcome similar problems opportunistically. For instance UNSC resolutions against cross border terrorists helped Sri Lanka cut funding to Tamil terrorists and ban a large number of Tamil terrorist groups. These US led wars have a global impact. Almost the entire democratic world has passed new laws against Islamic extremism. Sri Lanka must follow suit and pass new laws against Islamic extremism. UNSC Resolution 2178 Highly Beneficial But Comes With... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/09/14)

Like Minded Group Joint Statement says " the intrusive mandate given to the OHCHR by Res. 25/1 to carry out investigations on Sri Lanka is unwarranted"
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Geneva
 Twenty-two developing countries of the Like Minded Group (LMG) in Geneva, in a joint statement made through its Chair - Egypt, have said the Group "believes that the intrusive mandate given to the OHCHR by Res. 25/1 to carry out investigations on Sri Lanka is unwarranted, especially in the context where the country is implementing its own domestic processes". It said "OHCHR's efforts should contribute to a state's own efforts in the promotion and protection of human rights, as stipulated in the UNGA Res. 48/141, UNGA Res. 60/251, UNGA Res. 65/281 and in the IB... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/09/14)

Sri Lanka will not help legitimize a flawed process that could set dangerous  precedent by cooperating with the OHCHR investigation
Press Release  Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka  Geneva
 Responding to the ‘Oral Update’ on Sri Lanka by the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva today (25 September 2014), Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha  said “the Government of Sri Lanka does not wish to help legitimize a flawed process and have a detrimental precedents established”, and hence “has to respectfully refuse those who urge that Sri Lanka cooperate with the OHCHR investigation.”   He said this position has been taken after much consideration and represents not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/09/14)

Back to the estate as doctors
Kuppusamy Kanageswary and Balakrishnan Sathiyaraj talk to Kumudini Hettiarachchi of their arduous journey--as children of tea pluckers--to enter the Medical Faculty and fulfil their dreams
... -Full Story-
(sundaytimes.lk - 27/09/14)

European MEP denied entry to Russia amid speculation of new sanctions against Europe
European Parliament member Rebecca Harms was denied entry to Moscow, which caused extreme dissatisfaction from the German Ministry for Foreign Affairs. "The refusal from the Russian authorities to deny entry (to Harms) in the country is unacceptable," a message posted on the official Twitter account of the German Foreign Ministry said, RIA Novosti reports.... -Full Story- (english.pravda.ru - 27/09/14)

THE ROVING EYE Operation Tomahawk The Caliph
By Pepe Escobar
The Tomahawks are finally flying again - propelled by newspeak. 42 Tomahawks fired from a Sixth Fleet destroyer parked in Mare Nostrum, plus F-22s raising hell and Hellfires spouted by drones, that-s a neat mini-Shock and Awe to honor Caliph Ibrahim, aka Abu Bakr al -Baghdadi, self-declared leader of Islamic State.... -Full Story-
(atimes.com - 27/09/14)

Ukraine turmoil result of European-wide security crisis - Lavrov
RT
The security crisis in the European Union was not caused by the crisis in Ukraine, but the events in Ukraine reflect the contradictions within the Euro-Atlantic region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters at the UN.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 27/09/14)

The Ranil Wickremasinghe enigma: A Political Case Study
Shenali D Waduge
 “I have done many political campaigns all my life, but one thing I have still not worked out is, what goes on in the mind of the Sri Lankan voter before he votes” so said Esmond Wickremesinghe, the father of Ranil Wickremesinghe. With 30 successful election failures to his credit and still counting the thought of the son must no doubt be the same. If Ranil Wickremesinghe is described as the epitome of patience and tolerance the same titles must go to virtually half the nation that have stuck with him and voted with the same... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/14)

SEEKING FORGIVENESS
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
In 1999 the Catholic Church publicly sought forgiveness for the errors, injustices and human rights offences it committed in the past. The Church asked pardon for the sins and weaknesses of Catholics down the ages. Among the Church's past sins, was "the use of force in order to impose the truth" -- an apparent reference to forced conversions.  The Pope was seeking pardon for "the failure to respect and defend human rights."  It would be a most opportune time and a gracious gesture on his part, if the Pope who plans on visiting Sri Lanka in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/14)

Assassination of a Prime Minister
Janaka Perera
 Friday, September 26th marks the 55th year since post-independence Sri Lanka experienced its first political assassination - the killing of Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike on September 26, 1959, three years after he came to power. To date it has been the island's only major political assassination where the culprits were arrested and duly punished after being convicted following a much publicised trial.  SWRDB's assassination came as a rude shock to the nation and the world. It was an expression of dissent by a group of his supporters who cared little for his vision and intentions.  In the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/14)

ජන සභා සංකල්පය තුලින් සාමකාමි තිරසර ලංකාවක් බිහි කර ගැනීම (බෞද්ධ දේශපාලනය)
චන්ද්‍රසිරි ව්ජයවික්‍රම
හැඳින්වීම     මෙම සංදේශය පිළියෙල කරන ලද්දේ මේ මස 28 දා පැවැත්වෙන බොදු බල සේනා මහා සංඝ සමුළුවේදී සංවාදයට ලක් කල හැකි යෝජනාවක් වශයෙනි. මෙහි දැක්වෙන මූලික අදහස නම් ගම් මටටමින් පුර වැසියන්ට බලය පවරා දෙන පක්‍ෂ දේශපාලනයෙන් තොර (නිදසුන: ගැමි දිරිය වැඩ සටහන) පරිසර නිර්‌ණායක අනුව මායිම් වෙන් කරනු ලබන ජන සභා පිහිටුවීමේ අවශ්‍යතාවය ය. (රටේ ප්‍රශ්න වලින් 70% ක පමණ මේ මඟින් විසඳා ගත හැකිය). ඌව චන්දයෙන් පෙනී ගිය කරුණක් නම් (හැම දෙනාම අමතක කර දමන්නට හදන) බොදු බල සේනාවට විරුද්ධව කතා කල ඇමතිලා දෙන්නෙක්ම ලැබූ පරාජය ය. ඉදිරි චන්ද වලදී බොදු බල සේනාව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/14)

Mr.Trevor Grant! Who Gave You Carte Blanche To Post Information On Sri Lanka That's Not Only Distorted But Also With No Tangible Proof Beyond Hearsay ?
Insight By Sunil Kumar
September 25th 2014 It seems somewhat high handed and disconcerting to those who know the true facts about events that transpired during the decades long Tamil Tiger insurrection on which basis foreign journalists continue to denigrate and falsely portray Sri Lanka where everything presented sounds plausible to some but the proof and tangible evidence is glaringly absent. The latest example of this which needs to be challenged for credibility has surfaced through a document circulated by an Australian journalist by name of Trevor Grant whose forte is said to be sports and whose lack of knowledge... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/14)

Sri Lanka will not help legitimize a flawed process that could set dangerous  precedent by cooperating with the OHCHR investigation
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Geneva
Responding to the ‘Oral Update’ on Sri Lanka by the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva today (25 September 2014), Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha  said “the Government of Sri Lanka does not wish to help legitimize a flawed process and have a detrimental precedents established”, and hence “has to respectfully refuse those who urge that Sri Lanka cooperate with the OHCHR investigation.”   He said this position has been taken after much consideration and represents not only the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/14)

Oral update of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva
 Human Rights Council 27th Regular Session Agenda Item 2 Oral update of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka Statement by H.E. Mr. Ravinatha P. Aryasinha Ambassador / Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka & Leader of the Sri Lanka Delegation(Geneva, 25 September, 2014) Mr. President, Madam Deputy High Commissioner, During HRC 25, in March 2014, the Government of Sri Lanka categorically rejected Resolution 25/1 and its call for a “OHCHR investigation”. During HRC... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/14)

President Rajapaksa addresses 69th UN General Assembly
By Janaka Alahapperuma
President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing the 69th United Nations General Assembly last evening (Wednesday, 24 Sep) said that the current functioning system of the United Nations needs fresh examination in order to enhance its credibility. The UN role in advancing international peace, security and prosperity is crucial in the contemporary world. However, in order to gain the confidence and goodwill of the international community, one of the essential requirements is consistency of standards across the board without any perception of selectivity or discrimination. To be successful, this process must involve de-politicisation of the UN systems and mechanisms... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/14)

President Rajapaksa holds bilateral talks at UN Headquarters
By Janaka Alahapperuma
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is in New York City to attend 69th United Nations General Assembly which is being held in the UN Headquarters, held bilateral discussions with several state leaders on Tuesday afternoon. They included the Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón and the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Kamalesh Sharma. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Nepali Prime Minister Sushil Koirala met on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Summit 2014 at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City. Both leaders discussed bilateral issues of mutual interest,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/14)

SRI LANKA CENTRAL COLLEGES PAST PUPILS ASSOCIATION (UK Branch) Dr. C.W.W. KANNANGARA ANNUAL DANA
 SUNDAY 12  OCTOBER  2014 AT THE LONDON BUDDHIST VIHARA, THE AVENUE, CHISWICK, W4 1UD
SRI LANKA CENTRAL COLLEGES PAST PUPILS ASSOCIATION (UK Branch)                     
 Dr. C.W.W. KANNANGARA ANNUAL DANA Will be held on  SUNDAY 12  OCTOBER  2014 AT THE LONDON BUDDHIST VIHARA, THE AVENUE, CHISWICK, W4 1UD  COMMENCING FROM 10.30AM.  PAST PUPILS OF ALL SRI LANKA CENTRAL COLLEGES ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO PARTICIPATE AND SHOW THEIR DEEP GRATITUDE TO THE FATHER OF FREE EDUCATION.  WILL THOSE VOLUNTEERING TO PROVIDE ITEMS OF DANA AND PIRIKARA TO THE VENERABLE MONKS PLEASE LIAISE WITH... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/14)

Ukraine is broke – and winter is coming…
Bryan MacDonald
A few raucous nights out followed, “More champagne? No bother!” and a trip to Paris. Then reality dawned and I had to pay it back. That wasn’t fun – in fact, it was extremely difficult. However, while grazing on baked beans and toast, I had my memories of the “good times.”... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 26/09/14)

Washington-s war against Russia
Pravda
A Russian response to Washington would be to stop selling to the US the Russian rocket engines on which the US satellite program is dependent. This could leave the US without rockets for its satellites for six years between the period 2016 and 2022.... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 26/09/14)

EU backpedaling on anti-Russian sanctions not to freeze in winter
Pravda
On September 30th, the European Union may start revising sanctions against Russia. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow did not decide yet how to respond to the possible move of the European Union to lift European sanctions against Russia.... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 26/09/14)

Several things happened  during the absence of Lankaweb.
By Charles.S.Perera
In the absence of the Lankaweb we had no way to give vent to our pent up feelings  against an incessant campaign of falsehood against the President Mahinda Rajapakse and his government without a word of appreciation for all that they have contributed to the progress of the country and the welfare of the people. None in  the anti government lobby blinded by their desire to grab political power for themselves does not see the changes that has taken place in Sri Lanka since Mahinda Rajapakse was elected President. They give credit only to the elimination of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/14)

The fundamental rule of international law is that states cannot attack other states, even for humanitarian reasons
Shenali D Waduge
Does US care about violating international laws? Nope. Is there any entity that can take action against US and Allies if they violate international laws? Nope. So what is the use in an UN and its Secretary General or the UN Human Rights head? They simply take home lavish salaries, remunerations and travel VIP and issue statements at all states the US and Allies are against. If so, is there a point in continuing with the UN? That’s a question that the public of the member nations must pose to their governments and decide to walk... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/14)

Congratulations Mr John Key - We supported you because you supported us
Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM Lower Hutt New Zealand
Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand. Dear Mr Key, Thank you for your email below acknowledging the support I  rendered towards the convincing electoral endorsement your government and yourself receive yesterday from New Zealand. It was a privilege and pleasure to have done so .The outcome was truly a pleasure and a relief to behold. As  stated before, your support of Sri Lanka in the recent past , especially by attending the CHOGM in Colombo in November '13 and supporting Sri Lanka when you were  there and New... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/14)

සිහලු  දෙමලු වූ හැටි
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
  එරික් මේයර්  තම '''බිට්වීන් විලේජ් ඇන්ඩ්  ප්ලාන්ටේ ෂන්''  පොතේ වතු හිමියෙකු ගේ ප්‍රකාශයක් . මෙසේ දක්වය්  ''''''මට හිටිය සිංහලයන් තිස් දෙනෙක් තමන් දෙමලු වශයෙන් හදුන්වා දුන්. ඔවුන් ප්‍රසිධියේ කතා කලේ දෙමලෙන්  හැබය් ඔවුනොවුන් අතර සිංහලෙන්.'''' ඔවුන්ට තිබුනේ දෙමල නම්.'''''''' ඒ උඩරට වුන දේ ය. යා පනේ කොවියාර් වංශිකයන් වුයේ සිංහල  ''ගොවියා   ය.  කුලී වැඩට සුද්දන් විසින් ගෙනා ඉන්දියානු වෙල්ලාලයන් අතර වහල් සේවයද තිබුනේය.උන්ගේමඅ  ය   වූ   නලවර් හා  පල්ලවර් වරුන්ට තම දරුවන් පනම් 6 ට උකස් කිරීමේ අයිතිවාසිකම දී තිබුනත්  කොවියාර් වරුන්ට ඒ '''නිදහසත් ''' නොවීය. ස්ත්‍රී වහලුන් නිදහස් කලේ 1821 අංක 8 දරන පනතින්ය. 1844 ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/14)

The Dangers of Aluminium to our health
Dr Hector Perera           London
Aluminium is the most widely distributed metal on the planet and it’s used in the production of many every-day products. Cookware is made from aluminium, soda cans are aluminium, and aluminium foil is found in most kitchens. Aluminium is also found in antacids, aspirin, vaccines, and even flour. This overwhelming infestation of aluminium means that your risk of exposure is through the roof, which is also made of aluminium. Unlike vitamins, minerals, and trace elements, the body does not need aluminium. And aluminium is no innocent or benign participant. Aluminium accumulates in the kidneys, brain,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/14)

The west wins in UVA but Mahinda wins the provincial council
By Nalin de Silva
All political parties that contested at the Uva Provincial Council elections have claimed victory. This includes Sarath Fonseka, who think that some forty thousand votes that they should have received had been cast to some other political party or parties due to some ‘jilmaat’. Fonseka may be a good soldier but unfortunately he is not even a bad politician. He simply does not understand politics. It is good for him as well as the country that his party is dissolved as any dream of them becoming the so-called third force has vanished to thin air... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/14)

RESHAPING JOURNALISM
ALI SUKHANVER
 Words have ever been very important either they are in written form or in spoken format. This importance of words gave birth to a very useful and influential type of ‘industry’ known as media. The experts and the specialists having an immaculate command and skillful authority on spoken or the written words became an inevitable part of this industry through the trade of journalism. From the print media to the electronic media, the history of journalism in itself is a magnificent record of human progress and achievements. Beginning with the art of converting phonetic sounds into written... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/14)

President Rajapaksa joins Hillary Clinton at CGI Annual Meeting-2014
By Janaka Alahapperuma
President Mahinda Rajapaksa attended the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative- 2014 (CGI- 2014) in New York last evening (23 Sep). President Rajapaksa, who is in New York to attend the 69th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, also participated in the 10th Annual Meeting of the CGI which is being held from 21st to 24th September in New York. The Sri Lankan President received a warm welcome from the former First Lady and Secretary of State of the United States and the co-founder of the CGI, Mrs Hillary Clinton at the opening... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/14)

Global Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Khalifa visits Ireland.
By A. Abdul Aziz.
 According to our Press Department, U.K., on 22 September 2014, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad arrived in the Republic of Ireland for his second visit to the country. His Holiness, has travelled to inaugurate the first Mosque of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Ireland.  The new Mosque, which His Holiness has named the ‘Maryam Mosque’, has been built in the city of Galway.  His Holiness laid the foundation stone for the Mosque on his previous visit to Ireland in 2010. His Holiness,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/14)

President Rajapaksa addresses UN Climate Summit - 2014
By Janaka Alahapperuma
President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the UN Headquarters in New York this morning to participate the United Nations Climate Summit 2014 . UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting this Climate Summit from September 23, 2014, to engage world leaders from government, finance, business and civil society to catalyse climate action. UN Secretary General directed a missive to President Rajapaksa in last February, inviting the Sri Lankan leader to attend the event. Approximately 120 heads of state and government were reported to be in attendance at the Summit, which is considered to be the largest gathering of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/14)

Ukraine may soon produce three new Chernobyl disasters with USA-s help
According to ITAR-TASS, the official signed three key documents on September 17: the positive expertise on modernized fuel made by Westinghouse, expert conclusion and permission to import Westinghouse-s modernized fuel to Ukraine. According to experts estimates, the use of US-made fuel at Ukrainian nuclear power plants that were built on the Soviet model, may lead to nuclear accidents.... -Full Story- (english.pravda.ru - 25/09/14)

EU backpedaling on anti-Russian sanctions not to freeze in winter
Pravda.Ru
On September 30th, the European Union may start revising sanctions against Russia. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow did not decide yet how to respond to the possible move of the European Union to lift European sanctions against Russia.... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 25/09/14)

Russian Food Imports Ban to Hurt 9.5 Mln European Farmers
MOSCOW, September 24 (RIA Novosti) - Russia-s restrictions on food imports from the European Union can potentially hurt some 9.5 million European farmers, according to the estimates voiced Wednesday by the European Parliament.... -Full Story- (en.ria.ru - 25/09/14)

5 OF THE WORLD-S MOST BEAUTIFUL ALPHABETS…AND WHY YOU-LL NEVER LEARN TO READ THEM
BY FELIPE SANTANA PEREIRA
SINCE THE BIRTH OF THE ALPHABET in the Near East around 2000 BC, endless writing systems from different languages and cultures have thrived and perished. The classic example is Egyptian, a highly developed civilization whose legacy remains the form of a famous hieroglyphic writing system…which we-ve never been able to fully decipher.... -Full Story-
(matadornetwork.com - 25/09/14)

Stephen Lendman: Fear-Mongering Ahead of Another US False Flag?
by Stephen Lendman
Fear-mongering is sinister. It’s reprehensible. It’s longstanding US policy. So are false flags. Merriam-Webster calls them “deliberate gross distortion(s) of the truth used especially as a propaganda tactic.” Wikipedia says they’re “covert operations designed to deceive the public in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities.” Official reports hype Big Lies. MSM scoundrels regurgitate them. Truth is systematically buried. Deception substitutes for reality.... -Full Story-
(republicbroadcasting.org - 25/09/14)

Is Uva 2014 the Equal of South 1993?
Dilrook Kannangara
History may repeat. Southern Provincial Council election of May 1993 was a turning point in political fortunes of the PA and political misfortunes of the UNP. It marked the collapse of the UNP government that was in power for 17 long years. Actually by 1994, the UNP secured the Southern Province marginally with coercion and misusing a colossal amount of state funds. Then happened the infamous Francisco debacle which is somewhat similar to the antics of Sendil Thondaman saga who is said to be on the fence between UPFA and UNP. If he leaves the UPFA, the lead... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/09/14)

ITAK STOP FOOLING SRI LANKA: Is Your Constitution Federal or Confederal
Shenali D Waduge
The question is simple but why is the answer being dragged? All we want to know is whether the Illankai Thamil Arasu Katchchi the party that calls itself the Federal Party in its aims and objectives stands for a Federal system or is it aiming at a confederacy in both the 1949 Constitution and the amended 2008 Constitution? The answer has to be one of 2. Yes, its ‘Federal’ and not ‘Confederal’ OR, NO, its ‘Confederal’ and not ‘Federal’. Not only that, ITAK must clearly define what it means by Federal or Confederal. That is all... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/09/14)

Ahmadiyya Khalifa on U.K. Convention 2014.
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 5th September, 2014, at ‘BaithulFuthuh’, London, U.K. gave a discourse on the recently concluded Jalsa Salana (Convention) U.K.  With the grace of Allah, the atmosphere of  the Convention (Jalsa Salana) affects each pious-natured soul. Some non-Muslims and non-Ahmadis only come to the Convention (Jalsa) to find out how real are the blessings and beneficences of Convention (Jalsa) as expressed to them by their Ahmadi friends. After experiencing Jalsa majority... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/09/14)

Stop Glorifying Christian Missionaries - An Insult to the Memory of Angarika Dharmapala
Bauddha Jathika Balavegaya
The proposed canonization of Joseph Vaz on Sri Lankan soil by the Pope on his visit to Sri Lanka in January 2015 is tantamount to an insult to the memory of Anagarika Dharmapala whose 150th birth anniversary was commemorated a few days ago and in whose memory the unfolding year ( from Sept 17, 2014 - Sept 16, 2015) was declared the Anagarika Dharmapala year. It is also tantamount to a humiliation of the Sinhala Buddhists of this country whose forbears fought a series of heroic battles against powerful western colonial countries since the entry of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/09/14)

How Syrian jihad spawned Islamic State
By Nauman Sadiq
Let me admit at the outset that Bashar al-Assad is an illegitimate tyrant who must abdicate his hereditary throne to the will of the people when the opportune moment arrives. But right now our primary concern shouldn-t be bringing democracy to Syria; our first and foremost priority should be reducing violence in Syria... -Full Story-
(atimes.com - 24/09/14)

‘No Muslim organization supports ISIS, but US & UK do’
RT
It was the West that armed and financed ISIS and it is “outrageous” to blame Muslims for supporting extremists and close their bank accounts when they’ve done nothing wrong, Massoud Shadjareh from the Islamic Human Rights Commission, told RT.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 24/09/14)

Karzai’s farewell speech: US didn’t want peace in Afghanistan
RT
Karzai, the only Afghan president since the 2001 US-led invasion, said the United States only wanted war in Afghanistan "because of its own interests,” and that Pakistan colludes with Washington to back perpetual violence in his country.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 24/09/14)

Status of Languages and a Country’s National Identity
Akurugoda
While speaking at the ‘Annual Hindi Day’ event held in the Indian consular office in Jaffna, the acting Indian High Commissioner (HC) S.T. Murthy has pointed out that at least 50% of the Indian population knows the Indian main language and similarly Sri Lankan Tamils also should learn Sinhala Language in order to grow the relationship. Ironically, India’s former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and former High Commissioner A.N. Dixit were on records for invading the country’s air space and insisting on a multi-lingual system without any historical evidence or approval from the country’s citizens, merely to please their... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/14)

Lessons for the Government of Sri Lanka from the Uva Provincial Elections
Shenali D Waduge
 Politicians desire power. To gain power they need votes. For votes they need people. To win votes spending on lavish propaganda is not enough. People want action and people are also literate enough to know the dynamics of power politics which is why regime change tactics have all failed in Sri Lanka. The next plot is to take away the power of the majority voters, the stakeholders of the Sri Lankan identity has. The tactics used is to install everyone but the majority into powerful positions and get them to make the necessary legal changes that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/14)

Film on Child Soldiers: Stories that officials of the UN/INGOs/NGOs and Human Rights shunned from public domain
 Shenali D Waduge
Butterfly is a film by Vishnu Vasu screened at the National Film Corporation in August 2014. Its characters were REAL and their stories were equally real. The question is why have these stories never once been taken up by officials of the UN, the foreign envoys and delegations present at the UNHRC as well as the Human Rights and even media advocates who were well aware of LTTE’s conscription of children? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psFdvYEX71s EVERY CHARACTER IN THIS FILM IS REAL LTTE ABDUCTED CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS 10 MANU GOT BRUTALLY ASSAULTED FOR... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/14)

“Going After” the Islamic State. Guess Who is Behind the Caliphate Project?
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Who is behind the Islamic State Project? In a bitter irony, until recently the rebels of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were heralded as Syria’s “opposition freedom fighters” committed to “restoring democracy” and unseating the secular government of Bashar al Assad. And who was behind the jihadist insurgency in Syria? Those who ordered the bombing campaign are those who are behind the Caliphate Project.... -Full Story-
(globalresearch.ca - 23/09/14)

Enemy or victim? Syria and West in ISIS era
John Wight
Terror is the product of terror and the cycle of terror that has engulfed Libya, Syria, and now Iraq could have been averted if but for the lack of statesmanship in Washington. Remember the Arab Spring, that joyous mass revolutionary upsurge which toppled the West-s dictator Ben Ali in Tunisia followed by their man in Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, before being turned into a counter revolutionary and reactionary process courtesy of the West-s intervention in Libya under the auspices of NATO?... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 23/09/14)

Controlling Dengu and Kidney Disease ¨C Is the failure due to faulty ideology?
By Chandre Dharmawardana
Kidney disease in the North Central Province (NCP)  was unheard of till about the mid 1970s. Dr. Ramachandran identified it in the 1990s and gathered evidence to show that  it cannot be due to the usual causes.  Hence it has been named “Kidney-disease of unknown aetiology (CKDU)”. More recently it has been  written as CKDu, but this writer prefers to use the capital “U” to emphasize that its origin is still unknown although theories abound. Since then, the incidence  of CKDU has increased rapidly, and today, virtually every family in the affected areas can claim a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/14)

ඩෙන්ගු සහ වකුගඩු රෝග මඩංගු කිරීම අසාර්ථක ඇයි? අපේ වැරදි විශ්වාස නිසා ද?
චන්ද්‍ර ධර්මවර්ධන විසිනි
උතුරු-මැද පලාතේ දැනට පැතිරී ඇති වකු ගඩු රෝගය ගැන කිසි ඉඟයක්වත් 1975 කාලයේ දී තුබුනේ නැත. ප්‍රසිද්ධ වකුගඩු විශේෂඥ්යෙකු වූ රාමචන්ද්‍රන් මහතා 1995 දී පමන මෙය අලුත් මාදිලියක ගුප්ත-හේතුක චිරාපත් වකුගඩු රෝගයක් (ක්රොනික් කිඩ්නි ඩිසීස් ඔෆ් අන්නෝන් ඊටියොලොජි ) බව නිරීක්ෂනය කිරීමට අවශ්‍ය සාධක එකතු කොට වෛද්‍ය සඟරාවක ලිපි පල කලේය. මෙදා වන විට රෝගය කොතරම් පැතිරී ඇත් දැ යි නම්, රජරට සැම පවුලකම වාගේ වකු ගඩු රෝගී නෑයෙක් ඇත. මෙම ගු-හේ-චි වකුගඩු රෝගය (CKDU) ලංකාවේ වියලි කලාපයේ ග්‍රාමීය ජනයාට ඇති වු ම්හා අපලයකි. තවත් මාරුනික ඩෙන්ගු මදුරු අපලයක් ලංකාවේ නාගරික සහ තදාසන්න ප්‍රදේශ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/14)

Old Dutch Hospital inside UNESCO World Heritage Site in Galle renovated
By Janaka Alahapperuma
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has vested in the public the modernized ‘Old Dutch Hospital’ which is a world heritage site, as a sophisticated shopping complex. The landmark Dutch Hospital building within the Galle Fort, refurbished as an exclusive modern shopping complex by the Government. The President graced the opening ceremony as the Chief Guest. Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was also present at the event. Mr Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the driving force behind the urban development, directed the renovation which was carried out by the Urban Development Authority (UDA). The modernization of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/14)

Oscar Wilde: the Man who Challenged the Victorian Duplicity
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.
 “There are moments, psychologists tell us, when the passion for sin, or what the world calls sin, so dominates a nature, that every fibre of the body, as every cell of the brain, seems to be instinct with fearful impulses. Men and women at such moments lose the freedom of their will. They move to their terrible end as automatons move. Choice is taken from them, and conscience is either killed, or, if it lives at all, lives but to give rebellion its fascination and disobedience its charm.”  Oscar Wilde Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

Why doesn’t the Government deport the British Ambassador and close down the British embassy and also sever all ties with this decadent Colonial enemy
Sudath Gnasekara President Senior Citizens Movement Mahanuwara 22.8. 2014.
 This is a latest news item reported in the Colombo Gazette of 12th Sept 2014  UK holds talks with TNA in Batticaloa Sept 12 (CG) British Deputy High Commissioner Laura Davies had talks with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in Batticaloa today, the TNA said. The talks had focused on the political environment, particularly in the East, and other related issues including the UN led investigations on Sri Lanka. The TNA called on Britain to impress upon the Govern, About a week ago I read... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

Scotland’s Referendum for Independence and its Transparency
By Afshain Afzal
Much ahead of commencement of referendum campaigns for the independence of Scotland, US President Barack Hussain Obama along with group of European Union leaders made it very clear that they wanted the United Kingdom (UK) to stay together. Aftermath referendum, in a statement issued at Brussels, the European Commission said the Scottish vote was good for a "united, open and stronger Europe." The outgoing NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen also welcomed the news that the “Yes Vote” on independence of Scotland has been defeated and UK would stay together. The pro-independence leaders of Scotland have... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

From the mouths of the Tiger: LTTE political wing leader Thamilselvan’s wife  
Shenali D Waduge
“Tamil Diaspora’s bid to mislead us will not succeed’ said S P Thamilselvan’s wife, Shashirekha in 2011. The statement is self-revealing and conclusively states that the Tamil Diaspora has been misleading the Tamil people. It also means the Tamil Diaspora has been misleading the Tamil people. The interview itself is noteworthy to the UN investigators and all others who believe that compiling reports from overseas can shut out voices of those who had been very much part of the LTTE. The quick response is likely to be that Mrs. Thamilselvan has little choice now that she... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

Remembering Mrinal
By NJ Thakuria
Guwahati: It was a memorial meeting with  intense emotion about an extremely talented cinematographer, who died young after facing an accident a decade back. Mrinal Kanti Das, who continues to be the first of many achievers from northeast India including the national award for best cinematography, met with the fatal road accident in Jorhat on the night of September 3, 2004 and died on the spot. Organized by Mrinal Kanti Das Foundation and Guwahati Press Club on September 6, the meeting titled ‘Remembering Mrinal’ was attended by distinguished personalities from the Assamese film world, media, non-government... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

Mallika Hewavitharana, a legend of our time
Lakshmi A. Perera
July 28, 2012, The Founder of the Mallika Nivasa Samithiya Mrs. Mallika Hewavitharne the mother of Anagarika Dharmapala, founder of the Mallika Niwasa Samithiya, daughter of Muhandiram Andiris Perera Dharma Gunawardena. It was one of the foremost Women’s Buddhist Societies in colonial Ceylon, in an age when rigid sectarianism of class, caste and race was observed. Mrs. Hewavitharne upheld the precepts of Buddhism in her daily life. To see to the poor and destitute was an obsession with her, not begun only on the threshold of old age or fear of the after life. Her last... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

US says IC could have prevented Sri Lanka’s civilian deaths – If US hadn’t invaded Iraq 1.5m Iraqi’s would be alive today!
 Shenali D Waduge
The UN Human Rights Council sessions are in progress. The US, the world’s champion of human rights, rule of law and the living example of righteousness has through its delegation noted with concern the failure by the international community to act in Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur, Syria and Sri Lanka. Leaving aside the failure of the countries named why doesn’t some nation attending these Human Rights sessions stand up and tell the US that 1.5million Iraqi lives would not have perished if US did not illegally invade, occupy and take over assets belonging to Iraq which has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

Guess what! World leaders promote GMOs for us while they eat Organic!
Shenali D Waduge
There is a saying that what is not good for the goose cannot be good for the gander. In other words, why are all those promoting genetically modified foods for the rest of the world not eating GMOs but eating organic? There is a list of politicians that support and promote GE foods as being ‘safe’ and ‘natural’ but privately they and their families eat ONLY organic. If GE Foods are So Great, Why Won’t the Elite Eat Them?   President Obama eats organic and the First Lady Michelle Obama makes sure all vegetables are grown... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

Pope Francis – Is it wrong for Sri Lanka to seek an apology for the crimes of the Catholic Church?
Shenali D Waduge
The head of the Catholic Church and head of the sovereign nation known as Vatican City is to arrive in Sri Lanka in January 2015. It will be the 2nd visit of a Pope to a majority Buddhist nation wherein Catholics comprise just over 1million of a 20million population of which 14million are Sinhalese Buddhists. It is also a good time for the Pope to make a long overdue apology for the crimes committed to Sri Lanka by the Church and the Portuguese. What is unusual about the Vatican is that it is the only religion... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

ADHERENT AND AGNOSTIC TRYING TO UNCOVER TRUTH - Life Abroad - Part 96
Dr.Tilak Fernando
(Interaction With The God’s Men Of The Cloth - Part IV) At the height of the LTTE terrorism in Sri Lanka, a delegation from the Council of Churches in the UK visited home on a peace promoting exercise. Upon their return, Sinhala expatriates in London had an interaction meeting with the team that visited Sri Lanka, which turned out to be a vociferous incident. To counter the myth that dominated at home at the time that ‘expatriate involvement was much to be desired’, the same writer... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

Royal Asiatic Society Sri Lanka (RASSL) Monthly Public Lecture on Monday 29th September 2014 at 5.00 p.m.
Royal Asiatic Society Sri Lanka (RASSL)
Monthly Public Lecture "The Urban Landscape: Should We Ape the West?" by Mr. Ashley de Vos, Dip. (Arch.) FIA (SL) on Monday 29th September 2014 at 5.00 p.m. at the Gamini Dissanayake Auditorium No. 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07  ALL ARE WELCOME Ashley de Vos is a Fellow of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, and a Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He has trained as an Architect, Landscape Architect and in Architectural Conservation and Heritage Management. He was the National Chairman of the International Council on Monuments and Sites and has served as Director Conservation on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

THE LANKAN GANGSTER?
ALI SUKHANVER
To the handful unlucky Pakistanis who dream of a very cordial rather brotherly relationship with India, the news of arrest of Arun Selvarajan, a Lankan national, would not be very much pleasing. The Indian media says this Lankan national is a spy working for Pakistan. Selvarajan was carrying two passports when he was arrested — Sri Lankan and Indian. The officials of National Investigation Agency of India in Chennai (NIA) officials told the Indian media that this man was arrested for spying at the behest of Islamabad. The Indian investigators blamed that an official in the Pakistan... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

LTTE member Vany Kumar : How many LTTE Terrorists have become "witnesses"
Shenali D Waduge
In September 2009 Channel 4 claimed “we are unable to vouch for the independence of her testimony’ but there was no disclaimer and Vany Kumar was the star witness for C4’s ‘Killing Fields’ film. We soon discovered she was no witness but a member of the LTTE. Another lie caught red-handed. The question is can Vany Kumar a member of the LTTE be used as a ‘witness’ and how many other LTTE have been so far used as ‘witness’ hiding behind the UNHRC’s ‘witness protection act’. How fair is this on legal and due process of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

SRI LANKA GDP GROWS 7.8% IN SECOND QUARTER OF 2014
Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington DC
Sri Lanka’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded by 7.8 percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to same period last year, Department of Census and Statistics said in its Quarterly Estimates of Gross Domestic Product report released Monday. The total economic output in Sri Lanka, measured by the GDP for the second quarter 2014 from April to June was Rs. 840.653 billion recording a positive growth rate of 7.8 percent compared to the second quarter of 2013 which was estimated as Rs. 779.974 billion, according to the Census and Statistics Department. The three... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

Remembering Anagarika Dharmapala : The Sri Lankan identity must be based on the Sinhala Buddhist identity of Sri Lanka
 Shenali D Waduge
September 17th marks the 150th birth anniversary of a great son of Sri Lanka. The name of Anagarika Dharmpala should not just be etched in stone and commemorated ceremoniously annually. The people must be aware of all that he stood for and all that he promoted. How many of today’s youth or adult are aware of his contribution to nationalism and Buddhist revival or care to know? How many are aware of the role he played to restore the indigenous Sinhalese culture, unify the Sinhala Buddhist identity and insist that Sri Lanka and Sinhala Buddhism cannot... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

A Strategizing to Maximize Benefits from Chinese Economic Expansion and Diversification
Pathfinder Economic Flash
Akin to figures painted on a wall Friends do not dodge at all May he be in joy or grief Hedge of genuine friends no brief (Salalihini Sandeshaya- Thotagamuwe Sri Rahula Thero) Sri Lanka has utilized its newly found freedom from 30 years of terrorism and bloodshed for the promotion of several development projects and programs over the past few years. The primary objective of these types of projects, is to make Sri Lanka an international and/or regional hub for maritime, aviation, commercial, education and energy businesses. Whilst this strategy has been conceptualized and presented as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

Thank God for ISIS! - Who Profits from Wars?
Shenali D Waduge
 We dont know who they are but the ‘Made in US/UK’ signs are hard to miss. ISIS are the “born again” of the Al Qaeda. The doubt is intensified because the enemies of the ISIS happen to be the very enemies of the West but to downplay that a few Western heads have been chopped. Nevertheless, whoever the ISIS, whoever they are controlled by or from where they take orders, we can well say that they are Muslims fighting against Muslims and that makes it all the more difficult to ascertain what exactly is going on.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

The forgotten civilians killed by LTTE : Kebithigollewa massacre 15 June 2006
Shenali D Waduge
LTTE or its fund raisers and supporters overseas and at home cannot argue collateral damage. The 15th June 2006 massacre was planned, well thought out, cadres designated for roles, type of murder to be committed decided, necessary arms and equipment made ready, the LTTE leader going through all stages of the planned attack and date, time and target deliberated. However, the target was not the Sri Lankan military – the targets were innocent civilians travelling in a bus to work, school or to buy daily provisions. 68 men, women and infants were killed by the LTTE... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

Why is it hard to honor non-white inventors? Acknowledging Hindu Indian V A Shiva Ayyadurai – the Inventor of email
Shenali D Waduge
 Everyone will agree that we cannot do without email. How many of us know who invented it. Yet, even when the inventor, an Indian Hindu was honored recently by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi why did the Christian press keep a lid on the news. We must wonder if this was an intentional effort and in line with the efforts being made to make the world presume that all inventions were post-colonial or by white inventors only.    Africa was civilized far before the whites arrived If we did not know better, we would continue to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

අනගාරික ධර්මපාලතුමාගේ  සමාජ සංකෘතික විප්ලවය 
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග​
 අනගාරික ධර්මපාලතුමාගේ ජීවිතය කැපවන්නේ සමාජය යහපත් කිරීමේ අරමුණින් කරන ලද අරගල නිසාය​.  එසේම මේ අරගල හිංසනයෙන් සහ බලහත්කාරයන් තොර වීමත්  අරගලය ස්වාර්ථය සඳහා යොදා නොගැනීමේ සාධකය නිසාත් කැපී පෙනෙයි.    ධර්මපාලතුමා සමාජ අසධාරනයන් අත් විඳින්නේ පාසල් කාලයේදීමය​. වෙසක් දිනයේදී පාසල් නොගොස් ආගමික වතාවත් වල යෙදීම නිසා ඔහුව සාන්ත තෝමස් විද්‍යාලයෙන් නෙරපා දමයි. එය පාසල් දරුවෙකුගේ මූලික අයිතීන් උල්ලංඝනය කිරීමක් විය​. අද දිනයේ දියුණු සංස්කෘතියක් පවත්නා සෑම රටකම සිසුන් ගේ ආගමික දින සඳහා නිවාඩු ලබා ගත හැක. මෙම මූලික ළමා අයිතිවාසිකම පිලිබඳව හැඟීම් සහ පාසල විසින් තමාට අසාධාරනයක් කල බව ළමා දොන් ඩේවිඩ් හේවාවිතාරණ වටහා ගනියි.  නමුත් එකල සමාජයට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

Foreign funded derogatory reports cannot match what world leaders saw and said about Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge 
There is a very well planned concerted effort, well funded and with the same think tanks involved compiling report using ‘unknown’ witnesses or witnesses who have ‘escaped’ and awaiting asylum or refugee status to depict the notion that Sri Lanka needs to be divided and the North liberated. The reports are giveaways for when any report speaks of ‘sinhalization’ ‘genocide’ it simply showcases who is funding them. Nevertheless, while these reports are attempting to isolate Sri Lanka, the arrival of scores of foreign delegates from foreign missions, business delegations and foreign parliamentarians alongside their statements shows... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

How does the UN identify a Civilian from a Combatant (not a paper distinction)?
Shenali D Waduge
There are plenty of laws and conventions on how wars are to be fought, but those laws were for wars that did not have cowards manipulating them. Today’s wars are all proxy wars as state armies fight asymmetrical wars where from some corner or corners of the world, groups of people with vested interested put together a group or groups, arm them and then use the media to propel them as ‘freedom fighters’ and launch a spate of terror targeted at the State and against civilians. How does the UN separate a civilian from a combatant... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

දඩයක්කාරයා සහ ධවල හස්ථියා
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග​
 වනයේ සැරිසරන ධවල ඇතෙකු පිලිබඳ ප්රිලාපය දඩයක්කාරයාගේ කනටද වැටුනු නමුත් ඔහු එය මායිමකටවත් ගත්තේ නැත. දඩයක්කාරයා වනයේ සෑම අස්සක් මුල්ලක් නෑර කරක් ගසා තිබේ. අලින් සිටින ගල්තලායාය , බෙරලියවැව ආදී පෙදෙස් ඔහු හොඳින් දනියි. වනයේ සිටින අලි ඇතුන් පවා ඔහු දන්නේය. අලි රංචුවේ නායකයා සද්ධන්ත ගෝමර ඇතෙකි. කන් කබරයා තනිව වනයේ සැරිසරන්නෙකි. සමහරක් විට ඔහුට තුන්පත් රෑන් හමුවි තිබේ. එහෙත් ධවල ඇතෙකු මේ හිමයේ සිටිනවා කීම සිතා ගැනීමටවත් අපහසුය.  වනයේ සැරිසරන ධවල ඇතෙකු පිලිබඳ  කටකතාව මුලින්ම ගම්මානයේ පැතුරුනේ බෙරලියවැවට දිය නෑමට ගිය ඉතිරියක මගිනි. සාමාන්යවයෙන් ගම්මු දිය නෑවේ සහ බීමට වතුර ගත්තේ ගම්මානයට නොදුරු කොලොන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

LTTE War Crimes : Another Witness – Anna Neistat of Human Rights Watch
Shenali D Waduge
Anna Neistat Senior Research of the Human Rights Watch was interviewed by Steve Paikin through the tv program ‘The Agenda with Steve Paikin” in 2009. The allegations by Anna Neistat re-establishes and reiterates as well as reconfirms of LTTE war crimes in forcibly keeping civilians without allowing them to escape to safety, shooting civilians who tried to escape, keeping civilians as hostages and in front of LTTE positions, keeping LTTE arms and equipment amongst the civilians and firing from amongst civilians including hospitals. These are clear violations of Geneva Conventions for which LTTE stands guilty and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

India and Pakistan on Jammu and Kashmir State
By Afshain Afzal
The cease fire violations along Line of Control (LoC) on Jammu and Kashmir state as well working boundary between Indian and Pakistan led to renewed tension. During the weekly talks on telephone, Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan's agreed on 26 August 2014, to reduce tension. They also agreed to hold flag meeting at the field level. Pakistani government went a step ahead and offered help to Indian administrators in held Jammu and Kashmir state, in order to mitigate the suffering of the Kashmiris affected by the recent flash floods. Official statement... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

A trace of memories from Kandy Dharmaraja College
Dr Hector Perera        London
I was attending Harischandra Vidyalaya at Temple road Negombo then I had a chance to sit for an entrance exam at Kandy Dharmaraja College. I went there with a helper then I met the headmaster Mr Wimalachandra of the junior school when I was near the playground. He spoke to me very politely and tried to help by asking a few questions. I told him that I was in 5th standard and had a double promotion. He said there is a SSC prep entrance exam that day, nothing else and said, “If you want you... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

TNA & Chief Minister Wigneswaran – STOP COMPLAINING and start developing North Sri Lanka (TNA given Rs.1.385billion - Rs.380m only spent)
Shenali D Waduge
 Ever since winning the Northern Provincial elections in 2013, the TNA and its Chief Minister has been doing nothing but complain. Complaining, crying to foreign nations and leaders, going on sponsored visits round the globe, gallivanting to India to complain and now asking Tamil youth to act as spies is all that the TNA placed their energy in. The TNA has been doing everything other than develop the Northern Province. We must seriously wonder whether they have the capacity to do so and belong only to the category of NATO – No Action Talk Only. Was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

සිංහල රටේ දෙමලු
 ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
ඉතිහාසය  ඉගැන්වීම නතර කල එකම රට  මේ ලංකාව විය හැක  . අනිවාර්යයෙන්  ම සාම පුරවැසියෙකුටම  ඉගැන්විය යුතු වූ ඉතිහාසය නුගැ න්වීම නිසා  2009 වනතුරුත්  සිංහලයට තම රට බේරාගැනීමට ඉදිරිපත් වීමට තරම් කොන්දක් නැතිවිය  සීයට හත අටක ප්‍රමාණයකට බියවී  75% ක් සිටි එකම කාලකන්නි රට ලංකාව විය 9% පමණ දැන් සිටින ලංකාවේ මුස්ලිම් වරු  තම ජාතිය  වැඩි වැඩියෙන් බෝ කරමින්   ක්‍රමයෙන් සිංහල දේපල අල්ලමින්  ගෙනයන සංවිධානාත්මක ව්‍යාපාරය මෙන්ම  අන්‍යාගමික රටවල්  අල්ලාගෙන  ඒ රටවල් ඉස්ලාම් කල හැටි දකින අසන විට  අපි වසර 30 ක් තිස්සේ කොටින්ට බියේ  සිටීම විලිලජ්ජා නැතිවැඩ කි . මේ තත්වය ට  සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම වගකිවයුත්තේ ඒ.ජා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

Sri Lanka demands to know if ITAK is pretending to seek a Federal solution but aiming for a Confederacy
Shenali D Waduge
 The ITAK has a new leader. He is Mavai Senathirajah. It is a perfect time to bring questions out into the open and seek answers to satisfy our doubts. Top on that list is the question is the ITAK constitution Federal or Confederal? We will not accept claims of being federal while the aims and objectives of the ITAK Constitution are confederal. This necessitates the ITAK to make public its Constitution and legally claim it stands for federalism and not confederalism. The important distinguishing factor is that the 6th Amendment to the Constitution can be applied... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

Will The US and UK Ever Give Up Their Biased Attempts To Coerce Sri Lanka Over The Rights Issue? 
LankaWeb Weekly Editorial
8th September 2014 In the seemingly never ending coercion of Sri Lanka by the United States and Britain over UN instigated calls for human rights violations during the three decade long internal armed insurrection by Tamil Tigers, only one thing seems to  stand out as logical. It is reminiscent of flogging a dead horse in an attempt to recussitate it where the dead horse is none other than the myth created by adversaries of the Government of Sri Lanka mainly the Tamil Diaspora, their allies in Tamil Nadu and those who have been misled to believe Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

Tamil morality hails the “genius” of Prabhakaran killing Tamils
Part II -H. L. D. Mahindapala
An objective analysis of northern politics will reveal that internal peninsular forces were directed and manipulated by the ESJV’s not to liberate the Tamils en masse, irrespective of caste distinctions, but to retain their feudal, colonial and casteist powers. Caste in Jaffna was the most oppressive force that turned the peninsula into a brutal gulag for the low-castes who could not escape the jackboots of the ruling Vellahlas. Throughout the feudal and colonial periods Jaffna remained a prison house for the non-Vellahlas who had to suffer the indignities  imposed by the casteist ideology manufactured... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

Failure of the politics of the pseudo-Gandhians of Jaffna
Part I  H.L. D. Mahindapala
 Capturing the moral high ground in politics is a  necessary tactic to pose as superior and legitimate combatants who are blessed with the righteous power to exterminate the immoral enemies in the battlefield.  The chances are that those who occupy the high moral ground have already won half the battle. Once you are ensconced in that ethically approved elevation it is easy to target your enemies down below. It will be like killing fish in a bath tub.  Throughout the 33-year-old Vadukoddai War the moral high ground was hijacked by the pro-Tamil NGOs who... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

Life Abroad – Part 95 “IF BLACK MAN IS UNWELCOME IN CHURCH WHO WANTS HIM IN HEAVEN”…? (INTERACTION WITH THE GOD’S MEN IN CLOTHE - Pt. III)
Dr.Tilak Fernando
At the height of the LTTE terrorism in Sri Lanka, a delegation from the Council of Churches in the UK visited home on a peace promoting exercise. Upon their return, Sinhala expatriates in London had an interaction meeting with the team that visited Sri Lanka, which turned out to be a vociferous incident. To counter the myth that dominated at home at the time that expatriates ‘involvement was much to be desired’, the same writer published the proceedings of the meeting that took place in June 1999 in a Sri Lankan daily English newspaper. This is being... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/14)

Sarath Silva’s convoluted arguments against a third term of office to the President Mahinda Rajapakse do not hold water.
By Charles.S.Perera,
Sarath Silva the  retired Chief Justice puts forward convoluted arguments against a third term of office for the Prersident Mahinda Rajapakse to attract the attention of the Opposition  and  qualify  for  nomination by them  for the next Presidential election as  their common candidate. A third term  of office as the President of Sri Lanka for Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse appears to be the most contested issue  locally  by the opposition to the present Government of the President Mahinda Rajapakse, and  outwardly by  those Tamils in the diaspora still liking their wounds after the elimination of terrorism in Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/14)

Sri Lanka responds during discussion on UN High Commissioner's Report to the 27th session of the Human Rights Council
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN, Geneva
 Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva and Leader of the Sri Lanka delegation Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha addressing 27th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva today (8 September 2014), welcoming the new High Commissioner Zeid Bin Ra'ad Al-Hussein on his appointment, said, "his wide experience in diplomacy, in-depth knowledge of the UN system and understanding and respect for social and cultural characteristics are useful assets that will guide the work of the OHCHR, consistent with the IB package and based on the fundamental principles of universality,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/14)

How MEDIA and HR Groups purposely misinterpreted Ban Ki Moon’s Panel of Expert Report
Shenali D Waduge 
Ban Ki Moon the UN Secretary General appointed an Advisory Panel to ADVISE HIM on the final phase of the war in Sri Lanka. That advisory panel was not an officially UN General Assembly or UN Security Council endorsed panel and that may explain why its report ended up being ‘leaked’ and thereafter becoming quoted and referred to as an officially sanction international UN document – which it is not. However, it has suddenly been projected as an officially sanctioned UN document when it is not. The below examples showcases how the PoE’s conclusion that “there... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/14)

New Rooftop Solar Power System inaugurated at Mitirigala Nissarana Vanaya
Senaka Weeraratna
A new rooftop solar power system that has been installed at the new building complex situated at the entrance to the Mitirigala Nissarana Vanaya (Mitirigala Forest Hermitage) was declared open by Mr. Senaka Weeraratna, Hony. Secretary, German Dharmaduta Society on Sunday August 17, 2014 at the conclusion of a commemorative meeting held to mark the 15th death anniversary of Asoka Weeraratna (Ven. Dhammanisanthi Thera) the founder of the Mitirigala Nissarana Vanaya. The German Dharmaduta Society and the Mitirigala Nissarana Vanaya Sanrakshana Mandalaya acting jointly organised the meeting. The eco friendly solar powered lighting system will illuminate the new... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/14)

NATO Attacks!
By Pepe Escobar
September 06, 2014 "ICH" - "Asia Times" - First thing we do, let-s kill all the myths. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is nothing but the Security Council of the Empire of Chaos. You don-t need to be a neo-Foucault hooked on Orwellian/Panopticon practices to admire the hyper-democratic "ring of steel" crossing average roads, parks and even ringing castle walls to "protect" dozens of NATO heads of state and ministers, 10,000 supporting characters and 2,000 journalists from the real world in Newport, Wales - and beyond.... -Full Story-
(informationclearinghouse.info - 08/09/14)

Putin, Not Ukraine, Is Vexing America
By Finian Cunningham
September 06, 2014 "ICH" - "SCF" - -Forget about alleged Russian aggression and land grabbing in Ukraine – the real problem for the United States is Vladimir Putin. To be more precise, the real problem is a strong, independent Russia under the leadership of President Putin, a Russia that stands up for its national rights, respect for international norms and which is not prepared to simply roll over to placate American hegemonic selfish interests, like propping up its bankrupt dollar... -Full Story-
(informationclearinghouse.info - 08/09/14)

Leo Tolstoy and His Great Epic War and Peace
Dr. Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.
At the approach of danger there are always two voices that speak with equal force in the heart of man: one very reasonably tells the man to consider the nature of the danger and the means of avoiding it; the other even more reasonable says that it is too painful and harassing to think of the danger, since it is not a man's power to provide for everything and escape from the general march of events; and that it is therefore better to turn aside from the painful subject till it has come, and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/14)

රට ගැන නොසිතන ව්‍යවස්ථා පැලැස්තර කාරයෝ
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
    යායුතු පාර හොඳට පෙනෙද්දී කැලෑවේ යන කෙනෙකුගේ ගනයට අතුරැලියේ රතන හාමුදුරුවන් ද ඇද වැටිය යුතුද? 1978 න් පසු ජේ ආර් හා ප්‍රේමදාස එකතුව ලංකාවට ඇටවූ මර උගුල් තුනක් නම් බහු භූත ව්‍යවස්තාව, විකාර චන්ද ක්‍රමය හා 13-ඒ කියන රට බෙදීමේ ඉනිමඟ යන තුන ය. රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ කල 2002 මහා ලෝක පාවාදීම 2009 දී හසලක වීරයා විසින් ඉවත් කර දෙන ලදී. එල්ලේ ගුණවංශ, ගලගොඩ අත්තේ ඥානසාර මෙන්ම රතන හාමුදුරුවන් ද "මේ යුද්ධය නම් කවදාවත්ම දිනන්න බෑ" කියා සුදු නෙළුම් ගෙන ගිය අයට විරුද්ධව ක්‍රියා කර මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ ඉඅනාධිපති ගේ පිට කොන්ද ශක්තිමත් කලේය.     කාටත් අමතකව විශ්‍රාම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/14)

Photo Poetry born out of war
Janaka Perera
Roopa Kavya (Photo Poetry) a collection of pictorial poems in Sinhala and English published in Lanka Viththi, the first Sinhala newspaper published in the United Kingdom, was launched at the Mahaweli Centre Auditorium, Colombo on Thursday September 4 amidst a large gathering including leading intellectuals, artists, authors, journalists  and cinema and TV personalities. Lanka Viththi was launched by Daya Ananda Ranasinghe in April, 1997 at a time when Sri Lanka was being unjustly vilified in the many countries over the State’s attempts to crush LTTE’s separatist terrorism.  Most Sinhala expatriates in the West were demoralized and dispirited... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/14)

What Russian invasion?
by DAVE LINDORFF
The separatist rebels of eastern Ukraine and the government in Kiev that controls the Ukrainian army have reached a cease-fire in place that leaves the separatists largely in control of the Russian-majority regions of the eastern part of that country... -Full Story-
(counterpunch.org - 08/09/14)

Resumption of Cold War in Earnest- NATO, Spearhead of Western Fascism
by NORMAN POLLACK
The NATO summit in Wales is over. It marked the convergence of fundamental trends long in the making, the Ukraine crisis merely a way to flesh out the details and provide cover for a more ambitious Western geopolitical posture with respect to Russia and, ultimately, China, with US global hegemony its epicenter. America is on top of the earthquake, a world political-military order shaking down along fault lines (i.e., the decentralization of power) no longer susceptible to US unilateral dominance, supervision, and control.... -Full Story-
(counterpunch.org - 08/09/14)

Losing Credibility – The IMF’s New Cold War Loan to Ukraine
Michael Hudson:
In April 2014, fresh from riots against the kleptocrats in Maidan Square and the February 22 coup, and less than a month before the May 2 massacre in Odessa, the IMF approved a $17 billion loan program to Ukraine’s junta. Normal IMF practice is to lend only up to twice a country’s quota in one year. This was eight times as high.... -Full Story-
(nakedcapitalism.com - 08/09/14)

FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN BANGLADESH
ALI SUKHANVER
 The day is not very far away when you would not find any thing ‘Made in Japan’ in the Bangladeshi market. Sheikh Hasina's government, under pressure from India has crafted a tax policy that increased the tax and surcharges levied against Japanese products particularly the Japanese cars while decreasing the tax for substandard Indian cars. As a result of this tax-policy, Japanese car companies are losing millions of dollars worth of sales in Bangladesh. The situation is alarming not only to the quality-conscious people of Bangladesh but also to the international investors. If the practice of favouring... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/09/14)

ආදරණීය සටන් සගය
Chandrasena Pandithage
අයිතීන් යනු කුමක්දැයි ඔබ දන්නේද? ඔබ කවරෙක්දැයි ඔබ දනනේද? ඇතතටම ඔබ කවුද? උපතේ සිටම යදම් වලින් බැදි වහලෙකි. ඔබ කිසිදා යදම් දුටුවේම නැත. ඔබට උපතක් ඇත. මරණයක්ද ඇත. ඔබ උපතවත් මරණයවත් තීරණය කරන්නා නොවේ. ඔබට උපතේ සිට මරණය දක්වා සිය කටයුතු කර ගැනීමට කාලයක් උරුම කරදී ඇත. ඒ කාලයේදී ඔබ කරන්නේ මොනවාද? විරෝධතා පුවරු අතට ගෙන, පාරේ වේලෙමින්, තමාගේ අනාගතයද, කැප කරමින්, අනාගතය වෙනුවෙන් සටන කරන බව කියයි. අනාගතය කැප කරන එකා, අනාගතය වෙනුවෙන් සටන් කරන්නෙක් නොවන බව, ඔබ නොහදුනයි. අනාගතය කැප කරන්නා හා අනාගතය වෙනුවෙන සටන් කරන්නා අතර වෙනස ඔබ නොහදුනයි. මේ අභිමානයෙන් කථා කරන අනාගතය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/09/14)

West should stop dragging Ukraine into NATO – Gorbachev
... -Full Story- (rt.com - 07/09/14)

Muslim lawyer sues NYPD after arrest for ‘blocking the sidewalk’ during pro-Palestinian rally
... -Full Story- (rt.com - 07/09/14)

Are we a Warfare State?
 By Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D.( Michigan State Univerity)
 Economist  Dr Uswatte Aratchi,  has dubbed the current situation in Sri Lanka as a Warfare State.(The Island 19/8/2014)  Already the views held by Dr UswatteAratchi have been contested by Professor G.H.Peiris in The Island of 19/8.  Though I have been abroad since 1973, I lived in Sri Lanka from 1955 to 2000 and have also been visiting a few months every year since then. To my mind Sri Lanka was a Semi Welfare State till the late Seventies. It had free education and social services.  . Sri Lanka abolished the major poverty ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/09/14)

Are We Forgetting Something in Islamabad Drama
By Afshain Afzal
Since decades, the Red Zone, which houses the Parliament House, Prime Minister House, President House, the Supreme Court building, Pak Secretariat, Foreign Embassies and other important installations, is restricted area and not open for general public. Smartly turned out Police personnel stop individuals and vehicles near the barriers to divert to other routes. Despite government’s warnings, imposition of Section 144 of Pakistan Penal Code, which bar assembly of more than five persons and invoking of Article 245 of the Constitution that handed over control of Federal Capital Islamabad to Armed Forces, the leaders of of Pakistan... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/09/14)

More on the third term of MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA
Nalin de Silva
 When one reads the opinions expressed by lawyers, experts in English and so called political analysts it is clear that everybody is rationalizing his/her (not many here have expressed their opinions) convictions. I am not anyone of the above by any stretch of imagination, though I contribute to newspapers on topics that include politics.  No editor considers me as a political analyst but for some reason or other some editors publish my articles. I sometimes write on philosophy but that does not make me a philosopher either. To most of my friends who read mainly the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/09/14)

සිංහල රටේ දෙමළු 2
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
ආර්ය චක්‍රවර්තීන් දෙමල නොවේ. කාලින්ගයෝය ආර්යයෝය.දෙමල අය  තම හ තුරන් වූ  ආර්ය යන්ගේනම ගන්නේ නැත .  ඊල  යනු සිංහල යන්නය. ඊල හා සිංහල යනු  එකම අර්ථය දෙන බව '''පත්තුප්පට්ටු  වීර සොලියම්''   පොතෙන් ද පෙනේ.'''''' සින්හලම් එන්රැදු ඊල නාට්ටෙය්   යනු''' සිංහල නම් ඊල දේශයය් ''  යනුවෙන්  නන්නුල් දෙමල වියරණය අනුව අර්ථ දක්වා ඇත.   ජටාවර්මන් වීර පාන්ඩිය  නම් පාන්දිය    රජු   තම ''කුදුමියමල'' ලිපියේ  ලංකාව ඊලම්  යනුවෙන් හදුන්වා ඇත. රාජ රාජ චෝල ද  තම සෙල්ලිපිවල   සිංහල දේශය ඊල මණ්ඩලම් ලෙස දක්වා ඇත. එය  සිංහලේට තවත් නමකි.  තාවකාලිකව  සාමන්ත පාලකයන් වූ මා ර් තන්ඩ   ආර්ය චක්‍රවර්ති පවා සිංහල මහරජු ඉදිරියේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/09/14)

සිංහල රටේ දෙමලු 3
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
1832 කොල්බ්රූක් කොමිසමේ ප්‍රශ්නවලට කලෙච්ටර් වරයා දුන් පිළිතුරු මෙසේය. 1   දිවයිනේ අනිකුත් ප්‍රදේශවලට අදාලවුවද කොමසාරිස් වරුන්ගේ ඉඩම් පිලිබඳ ප්‍රශ්නය යාපනය දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ ඉඩම්වලට ගොවීන්ට  ද රාජ්‍ය ආදායමටද  බලපාන්නේ නැත. 2.යාපනයේ ධාන්‍ය හා ආහාර වගා වැදගත් නොවේ. ප්‍රධාන වගාව දුම්කොලය. වෙළඳ බදු සහ අපනයන තීරුබදු ප්‍රධාන ආදායම් මාර්ග වේ. 3. සංගණනයක් සිදුකලනොහක. ස්ථිර පදිංචියක් නැති මෙහි ජනතාව  තාවකාලිකව  වාසයට එන ධීවරයන් හා කුලීකරුවන්ය. .සංක්‍රමණික වෙලෙන්දෝය. 4 පොහොසත්  ඉන්දියානු වෙළෙන්දෝ නල්ලුර්වල වාසය කල අතර  සිංහල වෙළෙන්දෝ   වැලිගම  උඩුපිටිය හා තෙ ලිපොල යන ගම්වල වාසය කළහ. ආර්ය චක්‍රවර්තීන්ට බියෙන් සිංහලයන් බොහෝ දෙනෙක්ද යාපනයෙන් පලායන්නට ඇත.ආහාර වගාවක්ද... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/09/14)

The crisis in the Ukraine has deep roots -Gennady Zyuganov
Courtesy communist-party.org.uk
Gennady Zyuganov is Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, which from the first days of the crisis in the Ukraine, has been organising political and material solidarity to the people of the east of the Ukraine. Read his in depth analysis of the crisis and its roots. Today, war is raging in the vast territories of the Lugansk and Donetsk people's republics. For the first time since Ukraine's liberation from the Nazis 70 years ago, civilian towns and villages are shelled and bombed. The dead and wounded number thousands and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/09/14)

Russia "will react" if EU implements new sanctions - Foreign Ministry
... -Full Story- (voiceofrussia.com - 06/09/14)

West should stop dragging Ukraine into NATO – Gorbachev
RT
Ex-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has again blamed the ongoing turmoil in Ukraine on the hasty and thoughtless breakup of the USSR. He noted that a peaceful outcome could only be reached through resumed dialogue between Russia and the US.... -Full Story-
(rt.com - 06/09/14)

The Muslim Council deplores Al-Qaeda announcement
MEDIA RELEASE – SEPTEMBER 5TH 2014 -
The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka is very concerned about news reports that Al-Qaeda is setting up its South Asia front. Earlier, the violent terrorist group IS announced that it is targeting the Indian sub-continent. We have witnessed the terror and destruction that have been caused to our partners in SAARC, Afghanistan and Pakistan by the Al-Qaeda, and the destruction the Islamic State (IS) is causing to world peace.  Therefore the presence of such violent groups should not be allowed at any cost in Sri Lanka or any of our neighbor countries.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/14)

Ahmadiyya Khalifa Condemns War In Muslim Countries
By A. Abdul Aziz.
 According to the media report, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and Fifth Khalifa, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, lamented the “pitiful and sorry-state” of much of the Muslim countries.  Speaking recently at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London, Ahmad highlighted the examples of war-torn Syria and of Pakistan, where he said countless innocent people were being targeted and persecuted.  He called on Ahmadi Muslims around the world to pray for the peace and stability of the Muslim world.  Speaking about the devastating consequences of the war in Syria, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/14)

සිංහල රටේ දෙමළු
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න 
  මෙහි සදහන් වන්නේ 1992 දී මවිසින් ලියා පල කල පොතක සාරන්ශයකි. මගේ ලිපියට සටහන් තැබූ අයගේ ප්‍රයෝජනය සඳහාය.  යක්ෂ හා  නාග ගෝත්‍රිකයන් තමන් යයද  වසර 3000 කට  වැඩි ඉතිහාසයක් තමන්ට  ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ තිබෙයයදා  මේ රටේ මුල් පදිංචි කාරයන් තමන් යයද කියමුන් ව්‍යාජ ඉතිහාසයක්  ලියා තම මිනීමරු ක්‍රියාදාමය  යුක්ති යුක්ත කර ගැනීමට  දෙමලු තත්කරති. එහෙත් උන්ට මේ රට තුල  අවුරුදු තුන්සීයකවත් ඉතිහාසයක් නැත.මොවුහු  ඉංග්‍රීසින් විසින් කුලී වැඩ සඳහා බලෙන් හා චාටුවෙන් පදිංචි කරවා ගත් අයවෙති..                                                        1983 නොබැඳි ජාතීන්ගේ  සංවිධානයේ  7 වන ස මුලුවට කොටි ඉදිරිපත් කල සංදේශයේ ''''''''ටමිල්ස් හෑව්  බීන්  ලිවින්  ඉන්  ඳි අයිලන්ඩ්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/14)

Protests erupt in Assam after scribe’s arrest
By NJ Thakuria
Guwahati: Journalist fraternity of Assam in northeast India continues demonstrating their angers against the State government for arresting a television journalist with the suspect of ‘maintaining unlawful relationship’ with banned armed outfits. The media persons under various forums in Assam also urged the police to release Jaikhlong Brahma, a Kokrajhar based journalist of News Live satellite channel unconditionally. The Assam police claimed that Brahma, who was arrested on September 2 evening, was silently providing information about the movement of security personnel engaged in counter-insurgency operation to the militants belonged to National Democratic Front of Bodoland... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/14)

The war within Islam
Mrutyuanjai Mishra
“I do not regard the Ahmediyyas as Muslims”, says a female medical student emphatically to me, emphasizing that they are kaffirs and should not be regarded as Muslims at all. What shocks me is that it is a female student at the medical faculty of Copenhagen University who says this in September 2014. Our conversation just happened to have got diverted, and when I got to know she was a Muslim, I told her in simple enthusiasm that I had just returned from London after having attended the second-largest convention of Muslims on the globe, arranged by... -Full Story-
(blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com - 05/09/14)

Obama Begs for More War-Did Putin Just Bring Peace to Ukraine?
by MIKE WHITNEY “In the implementing of their policies, our western partners– the United States first and foremost – prefer to be guided not by international law, but by force. They believe in their own ‘exceptionalism’, that they are allowed to decide on the fate of the world, and that they are always right.” – Russian President Vladimir Putin... -Full Story- (counterpunch.org - 05/09/14)

Sri Lanka’s War on Terror: A Scorecard unmatched and Envied
Shenali D Waduge
Sri Lanka showed how to win a War on Terror. Sri Lanka became the first and only country in the world to do so. Sri Lanka has also showed how to resettle, reconstruct demine and rehabilitate and even reintegrate former armed cadres another first of its kind. Sri Lanka offered a Presidential Pardon to all 594 LTTE child soldiers a feat no other country would consider. Sri Lanka has also shown development to areas that LTTE controlled for decades an achievement envied by the very parties that funded Sri Lanka’s terror. That last war victory came... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/14)

Who needs political NGOs? What have they achieved?
H. L. D. Mahindapala
 Our political pundits, black-coated coconut-crackos at Hulftsdorp, NGOs, academics, media commentators and frustrated politicos hanging around  in the opposition benches for decades, waiting to overthrow elected governments, have been announcing the death of Lady Democracy in Sri Lanka so many times and written so many obituary notices that the living can be excused for wondering why she has not been given a decent burial once and for all. One of the earliest instances of her death was announced by my colleague  in The Observer, Gamini Windsor, who ran an ad in the Daily News in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/14)

Prime Minister Abe’s Visit: An Opportunity to Make up for Lost Time.
Pathfinder Economic Flash
The Prize on Offer. The Prime Minister Abe’s visit to Sri Lanka offers the chance to reflect upon the fact that Japan has been a steadfast and generous partner throughout Sri Lanka’s post-independence era. At the San Francisco conference Sri Lanka drew upon Lord Buddha’s teachings to plead for the magnanimous treatment of Japan at the end of the World War II. This constituted a landmark in the bilateral relations between the two countries. Since then, Japan has been generous in its support to Sri Lanka at both the bilateral and multilateral levels. Prime Minister Abe’s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/14)

Military situation in Ukrain
SAKER
40000+ Ukrainian soldiers have died. 600+ armored vehicles have been lost. 200+ artillery pieces have been lost (probably many more in reality). Most of the Ukie aviation in flying condition has been lost.... -Full Story-
(vineyardsaker.blogspot.co.uk - 05/09/14)

Putin-s restraint
By Gaither Stewart
President Putin-s matter-of-fact statement over last weekend that, "If I wanted to I could take Kiev in two weeks", following his mid-week reminder of Russia-s sometimes forgotten nuclear capacity, was most certainly startling to European Union leaders gathered in Bruxelles to shuffle around EU functions in such way that the bureaucrats-who have made non-elected careers in Bruxelles running as much as possible the lives of Europeans-can keep their jobs... -Full Story-
(english.pravda.ru - 05/09/14)

NATO’s Tentacles Choking Ukraine
by NORMAN POLLACK
Ernest Hemingway wannabes are all out to pasture, burrowing into rat holes of Alienation characterizing the current American mindset, rather than examining critically the culture, institutions, and values which promote a national temper of unrepentant destruction toward the great Other, i.e., whether citizens at home (massive surveillance) or countries judged hostile (for starters, Russia and China) to a US-defined and –defended world order via the military implementation of market fundamentalism and unilateral action affecting global political-structural arrangements.... -Full Story-
(counterpunch.org - 05/09/14)

India has no alternative but to follow Swami
By Nalin de Silva Courtesy Island
 The TNA leaders have met the Indian Prime Minister in Delhi and the news media quoting the delegates who went to India claimed that India wants the Sri Lankan government to implement the 13th Amendment. Whether Indian leaders have made this statement, we do not know as there is no official communiqué from the Indian government on the discussions between the Indian Prime Minister and the TNA delegation, then it is not the first time India has come out with such statement. This is a "manthra" that India repeats occasionally, without any hope... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/14)

Life Abroad - Part 94 - CONTROVERSY OVER THE LTTE MAP
(INTERACTION WITH THE GOD’S MEN IN CLOTH - PART- II
Dr.Tilak Fernando
 At the height of the LTTE terrorism in Sri Lanka, a delegation from the Council of Churches in the UK visited home on a peace promoting exercise. Upon their return, Sinhala expatriates in London had an interaction meeting with the team that visited Sri Lanka, which turned out to be a vociferous incident. To counter the myth that dominated at home at the time that expatriates ‘involvement or contribution was much to be desired’, the same writer published the proceeds of the meeting that took place... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/14)

NASDAQ APPLAUDS SRI LANKA'S BEST OF ASIA RECORD
SL Economy expanding at rapid rate-Courtesy The Daily News
Sri Lanka’s Gross National Income (GNI) outpaced that of all other South Asian developing countries, NASDAQ the American stock exchange’s publication stated in an article. Today, Sri Lanka’s economy is expanding at a rapid rate. The textile industry is booming as a result of relatively cheap labour and an abundance of raw materials. Tourism, as a contributor to Sri Lanka’s GDP, is growing in significance. So what accounts for the rapid development of this tiny nation located off the southern tip of India? And why should foreign investors care?, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/14)

Ex-soldier who set himself on fire in protest against UNHRC probe dies September 3, 2014, 12:00
By Madura Ranwala  Courtesy Island
Retired army Sergeant (73) who set himself on fire in front of the Kollupitiya police station on Tuesday (September 02) died at the National Hospital, Colombo in the night. The police identified the victim as Thellambura Vithanage Piyasena of No. 164/2, Pannipitiya Road, Halagoda. The postmortem examination was to be conducted last evening. Addressing a media conference at the Media Centre of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development at Kollupitiya, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said that he had retired on January 07, 1984 after serving the army for 22 years. Brigadier said that he... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/14)

Continued Killing by ISIS
The Muslim Council fo Sri Lanka Media Release: September 4th 2014
 The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka vehemently condemns the continued slaughter of innocent civilians, journalists, aid workers and officials by the self proclaimed Islamic State (IS), formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) The killing on Tuesday of the second American journalist, Steven Sotloff is once again a cheap and repulsive stunt by these brutal terrorists to intimidate the whole world. We call upon the IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to immediately stop the massacre of innocent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/14)

Al Qaeda announces India wing, renews loyalty to Taliban chief
... -Full Story- (in.reuters.com - 04/09/14)

Let-s Have Some Honesty and Realism at the NATO Conference
Sheldon Richman
According to the prevailing wisdom in the West, the Ukraine crisis can be blamed almost entirely on Russian aggression.But this account is wrong: the United States and its European allies share most of the responsibility for the crisis.... -Full Story-
(reason.com - 04/09/14)

LTTE Accountability & UN failure : 3 decades of UN inaction in Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge
The last phase of the war suddenly became a concern to the UN and its associated bodies and they were seen frantically trying to forge some sort of deal with the GOSL using ‘civilians’ as an excuse. The frantic appeals made on behalf of ‘civilians’ that the LTTE claimed were voluntarily joining the LTTE became of more concern to the UN and associate bodies than the civilians that LTTE attacked throughout 3 decades of terror. While, UN attempts to bury its inaction through a report claiming it has failed what needs to be highlighted is that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/14)

Groping Towards Rational Foreign Policy Thinking?
Susantha Goonatilake
A window on the state of our foreign relations thinking is provided by several recent meetings. This take reflecting my own interests is a rather personal and selective account. Let me begin with New Delhi where TNA representatives who had earlier fronted for the Hitlerite LTTE, met Indian Prime Minister Modi and her External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to complain about Sri Lanka. This was just a few days after a delegation from Indian Kashmir was at the Pakistani Embassy in Delhi. In response to meddling in her internal affairs, India called off talks with Pakistan and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/14)

War that changed Sri Lanka and the world
Janaka Perera
 Seventy-five years ago, on September 4, 1939, the huge guns of the First Heavy Regiment of the Ceylon Garrison Artillery boomed from the Rock house Battery , Modera.  It was practice firing that heralded colonial Sri Lanka's (then Ceylon) entry into the Second World War that began the previous day.  The first intimation that Britain had declared war against Nazi Germany came to Colombo through the wireless from London, shortly before 4.30 p.m. on September 3.   At that moment, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was speaking in London on the declaration of war that day. Reuters... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/14)

Response to the New York Times Editorial of- Aug. 23, 2014
 Neville Ladduwahetty
The NYT makes stringent requirements of responders to their Editorials, such as not more than 150 words, full address and contact s, no release to any other publication, etc.etc.The following response was sent on Aug 26, 2014 complying with all listed responses. But it was not published. I feel free of the obligations to the NYT and so release it to the LankaWeb. ---------- August 26, 2014 To: The Editorial Board, The New York Times Ref: New York Times Editorial August 23, 2014: "Sri Lanka's Intransigence". Sri Lanka is being cited by you... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 03/09/14)

New York Times - The Opinion Pages -SRI LANKA AND HUMAN RIGHTS: AN AMBASSADOR’S VIEW
Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington DC SEPT. 2, 2014
To the Editor: Your Aug. 23 editorial “Sri Lanka’s Intransigence,” about the government’s refusal to cooperate with the United Nations investigation into suspected human rights abuses during the country’s civil war, makes insensitive assertions about my country. Sri Lanka has enjoyed uninterrupted democracy since 1931. Last September we held the first election to the Northern Provincial Council, delayed by more than two decades because of the refusal of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to politically empower people in the North. Now, the Tamil National Alliance is in control of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/14)

ලංකාවේ දුෂ්ඨ ත්‍රිකෝණය හා බොදු බල සේනාව
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
  බොදු බල සේනාවේ අදහස් හා මා 99.9% ක් ම එකඟවන බව ලියූ විට එක් පාඨකයෙකුට දැන ගැනීමට ඕනෑ වූයේ මා එකඟ නොවන 0.1% කුමක් ද යන්නය. ඔහු සියේට කීයක් එකඟ වනවාද කියා දන්වා මේ ප්‍රශ්නය මගෙන් ඇසුවා නම් මට උත්තරයක් දීමට ඉඩ තිබුණි. ඒ නිසා ඔහු මෙවැනි ප්‍රශ්නයක් ඔහුගේ පෙම්වතිය ගැන ඇගෙන් ඇසුවා නම් වඩා හොඳය කියා මට සිතේ. බොදු බල සේනාව සෑම තරා තිරමේ ම සිංහල බෞද්ධ විරෝධී මිනිසුන්ට වධයක් (ඉරිටේටින් නොට් හෙඩේක්) වී තිබීම සතුටට කරුණකි. ලංකාවේ වෘත්තීය සමිති ව්‍යාපාරයට මැදිහත් වීමට බොදු බල සේනාව ගත් තීරණය ඉතාමත් කාලෝචිතය කියා මම සිතන්නේ මේ නිසාය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/14)

ඉන්දීය කම්කරුවෝ--ක්‍රිස්ටි වෙනුවෙන් පැහැදිලි කිරීමක්
 ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
1949 ඉන්දීය  ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට අනුව මුදල් ඉපයීම සඳහා වෙනත්  රටවලට   සංකර මනය වී සිටි සියල්ලෝම ඉන්දියානු පුරවැසි බව ට  හිමිකම් කියනඅ  යය් 1941  195 1953  හා 1954  වසරවල  දී.එස්. ඩඩ්ලි   හා කොතලාවල  ආදීන් ලක්ෂ ගණන් ඉන්දියානුන් බාරගැනීමට දී ථිබූ ලිඛිත හා වාචික පොරොන්දු ගැන ඉන්දියාව මතක් කරසිටියේය. ඉන්දීය කම්කරු චන්ද තමන්ට ලබාගැනීමට මොවුහු මෙසේ දුන් පොරොන්දු   ඉන්දියාවට වාසිවිය.මෙසේ පොරොන්දු දුන්නේ  ඉන්දියාවට බයේ නොවේ. පුරවැසි අයිතිය නොදීම ට විරුද්ධව C W C  ය   උසාවිගියත්  එංගලන්ත රාජාධිකරණයේ තීන්දුව වුඋයේ  නීති විරෝධී ලෙස පැමිණි සංක්‍රමණිකයන්ට  ලංකා වේ පුරවැසි අයිතිය  නොදීම සාධාරණ බවය . උසාවි තීරණ එසේ තිබියදීත්  අපේ නායකයන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/14)

“Meet aspirations- put aside personal agendas”- President tells public servants
By Janaka Alahapperuma
President Mahinda Rajapaksa urged public servants to render an efficient, effective and dedicated service for the benefit of the people irrespective of any differences. The government provides every facility for the public services hoping the people will receive an efficient service from all the public servants. The President also noted that government servants should identify issues of the people properly and give solutions to them expeditiously to meet their aspirations while putting aside personal agendas and act with a common agenda for the well-being of the people and the country. The President made these remarks after... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/14)

THE ROVING EYE-NATO attacks!
By Pepe Escobar
First thing we do, let-s kill all the myths. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is nothing but the Security Council of the Empire of Chaos. You don-t need to be a neo-Foucault hooked on Orwellian/Panopticon practices to admire the hyper-democratic "ring of steel" crossing average roads, parks and even ringing castle walls to "protect" dozens of NATO heads of state and ministers, 10,000 supporting characters and 2,000 journalists from the real world in Newport, Wales - and beyond.... -Full Story-
(atimes.com - 03/09/14)

DISPATCHES FROM AMERICA-How Washington made Islamic State
By Tom Engelhardt
Whatever your politics, you-re not likely to feel great about America right now. After all, there-s Ferguson (the whole world was watching!), an increasingly unpopular president, a Congress whose approval ratings make the president look like a rock star, rising poverty, weakening wages, and a growing inequality gap just to start what could be a long list. Abroad, from Libya and Ukraine to Iraq and the South China Sea, nothing has been coming up roses for the US. Polls reflect a general American gloom, with 71% of the public claiming the country is "on the wrong... -Full Story-
(atimes.com - 03/09/14)

THE ROVING EYE-Obama-s "stupid stuff" legacy
By Pepe Escobar
Obama is accelerating the now uncontrolled collapse of the Empire of Chaos. The new axis of the future - Beijing, Moscow, Berlin - is slowly but surely coming together. There-s nothing "barbarian" about them. And the bulk of the Global South supports them.... -Full Story-
(atimes.com - 03/09/14)

Russia sanctions could harm European economy
By Dan Steinbock
In the financial sector, European banks had some 75 percent of Russia’s foreign bank loans in late 2013. Any effort by the West to take the current sanctions to still another level could push Europe into a triple-dip recession.... -Full Story-
(shanghaidaily.com - 03/09/14)

Obama & State Dept. contradict each other on ‘Russian troops in Ukraine’ - Putin’s spokesman
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Ukraine ceasefire: Putin lays out 7-step plan to stop hostilities in E. Ukraine
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AngloZionist: Short primer for the newcomers
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Pauvre, pauvre France!
It appears that Francois Holland, aka "soft testicle" (nickname given to him by Martine Aubry, First Secretary of the Socialist Party of France), has outdone even Tony Blair as the US-s most docile poodle in Europe. After resisting US pressure for a long time and being fined billions of dollars for doing so, he has suddenly decided to cave in and suspend the delivery of the French Mistrals to Russia. However, not will the US will not return to 9 billion dollars extorted out of Paribas, now the Russian can impose astronomical penalties on France for breach of contract. Double... -Full Story- (vineyardsaker.blogspot.co.uk - 03/09/14)

The letter that New York Times refused to publish
H. L. D. Mahindapala
Noam Chomsky, the left-wing critic of America, pointed out that the Western media falls in line with the foreign policy of the US State Department. Even the prestigious New York Times is no exception. For instance, Atul Keshap, Deputy Assistant Secretary for South Asia, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, popped in for three days and told the Sri Lankan media that Sri Lanka is the only country that has joined N. Korea and Syria in rejecting UN resolutions. This is factually incorrect. US and Israel have been among the nations that had rejected... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/14)

Apply Universal Jurisdiction to LTTE
Shenali D Waduge
Today’s wars are not between States. IHL and associated treaties are meant for conventional wars and with terrorism not defined there is a big question mark as to how terrorists are to be charged for their crimes (war crimes and crimes against humanity). The Resolutions and investigation against Sri Lanka inspite of international laws in place has no scope for terrorists and given LTTE is an international proscribed terrorist organization the question is how will an international investigation charge LTTE for its crimes? We are not satisfied to have a Panel declare LTTE guilty on paper... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/14)

හිවලුන් වූ සිහලුන් දැනගැනීමට අකමැති ඇත්ත 4
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
   කන්කානියෝ-------  කන්කානියෝ කොටස් දෙකකි ප්‍රධාන හා උප කන්කානි නමිනි. ප්‍රධාන කන්කානි වරු වතුවල වැඩ කලේ නැත. මාසික වැටුප් ලබමින් කම්කරුවන් පාලනය කළහ. කම්කරුවන් ගැන හොයා බලන බව පෙන්වමින් මොවුහු කම්කරුවන්ගෙන්ද  මුදල්  අ  යකර ගත්හ.---වැ න්ඩ න්ඩ්‍රී -සන්---- වැඩට ශ්‍රමය සපයා ගැනීමේ අපහසුව නිසා   දිනපතා වැඩට ගෙන්වා  දෙන සංඛ්‍යාව අනුවද  කන්කානිට  වත්තෙන් කොමිස් ලැබුනේය. වැඩට ආ අයෙකු වෙනුවෙන්ෂතා 06 ක මුදලක් හෙඩ්  මනි  හෙවත්    පෙන්ස්මනි ලෙස  ඔහුට දිනකට  ලැබුනේය. මිනිසුන් 100 ක් ගෙනා අයට්කුට එදා රු.. 6 ක්  අමතරව ලැබුනේය. මේ නිසා අසනීපව සිටින කම්කරුවන් පවා බලෙන්   තර්ජනයෙන් වැඩට ගෙන එන ලද බව   "'ත්යාගරජා"' ලේඛකයා  පෙන්වාදී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/14)

Playing music to deaf-elephants!
C. Wijeyawickrema
Shenali Waduge’s essay on the subject of TNA’s genocide talk violating Section 120 of the Penal Code is one more attempt by her to “educate” GOSL on matters of national importance. However, the black-whites now running the GOSL are the same black-whites operated previously under CBK, RPremadasa or Ranil. Allowing TNA separatists to behave openly violating law is no different from allowing Mervin Silva to publicly behave like a thug, before he became more or less tamed at present. It is painful to see what is happening in an interfaith-multi-cultural soup promoted in Sri Lanka from the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/14)

An Eulogy for Dr. Ananda W.P. Guruge
 The text of Dr. Mohan Kumararatne's funeral oration
Dr. Ananda W.P. Guruge, pre-eminent Sri Lankan Buddhist Scholar, notable Historian, International Civil Servant and Diplomat, and world recognised Buddhist leader passed away  on August 6, 2014. He was 85 years of age.  Dr. Mohan Kumararatne of Huntington Beach, Ca, USA  who has been active in patriotic endeavours overseas and having in his capacity as Chairman of the Ranviru Foundation in Los Angeles raised funds among Sri Lankan expatriates in California for the 50, 000 houses for soldiers program ( Api Wenuwen Api housing project) was invited by the family of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/14)

Balancing Investor Friendly Land Policies and the National Interest
Pathfinder Economic Flash
Land: A Crucial Determinant of Economic Prospects. As a factor of production, land is a crucial determinant of a country’s economic prospects. Under-utilized land undermines opportunities for gainful employment and wealth creation. It is important to recognize that the real value of land is not in itself but in the economic activity it facilitates. It also self-evident that land cannot be taken out of the country. In an economy, which is characterized by both a savings-investment gap and a deficit in the current account of the balance of payments, it can be counter-productive to introduce legislation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/14)

Obama Destabilizes Europe’s Economy: Sanctions Deepen the Recession
By Prof. James Petras
The Obama Administration actively pressured Europe to impose harsh sanctions on Russia in order to defend the violent takeover (‘regime change’) in the Ukraine. England, France, Germany and the rest of the European regimes gave in to Washington’s demands. Russia responded by imposing reciprocal sanctions, especially on agriculture goods, and is establishing alternative trading partners and increasing trade with China, Iran, Latin America and Africa.... -Full Story-
(globalresearch.ca - 02/09/14)

British imams put fatwa on Islamic State
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Ukrainian troops routed as Russia talks tough
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Op-Ed: Obama lacks strategy; Democrats lack political compass
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Pro-Russian Rebels Move on Strategic City of Mariupol
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Disgraced Navi Pillay, declared agent of West leaves UN Human Rights Council in shame
Shenali D Waduge
Accolades will soon pour in from quarters that are fully satisfied with the role played by Navi Pillay in facilitating their agendas. It showcases how UN has been turned into a peace body flooded by puppets and agents of the West who are being used to legally redraw governance of sovereign nations and through UN legislation, remove the governing power held by sovereign nations. Third World, China, Russia and perhaps now India need to realize the gameplan and resolve to address this ground reality. Navi Pillay’s role on behalf of the West has been unprecedented creating... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/14)

Mahinda Rajapakse: the 13th amendment and his tryst with destiny
ByMario Perera, Kadawata
We Asians believe in the cyclic nature of life and events. It would seem that Mahinda R has done his full circle. Yet there does not appear to be anyone who can dethrone him at this juncture and that because of his apparent commitment to a Unitary (and not United) Sri Lanka and all it entails. No one else has those credentials. Mahinda’s international leanings for all apparent purposes are totally different from those of the UNP. The fear of betrayal is far less with Mahinda than with all others. This is Mahinda’s saving grace. However... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/14)

TNA’s GENOCIDE claim: Violates Section 120 of Penal Code. Sri Lankans are hurt by attempts to create ill-feeling amongst communities
Shenali D Waduge
For too long TNA and other remnants of the LTTE propaganda machine have escaped public indignation for irresponsibly using their political privileges to make public statements and attempt to create ill-will and excite hatred amongst communities. The letter signed by 33 members of the Tamil National Alliance representing the Northern and Eastern provincial council to outgoing human rights head Navi Pillai claiming that “the Tamil people strongly believe that they have been, and continue to be subjected to Genocide by Sri Lanka’ is totally unwarranted and legal action should be taken against the TNA in view... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/14)

හිවලුන් වූ සිහලුන් දැනගැනීමට අකමැති දේ
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
1886 නුවර එලිය දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ පාලන වාර්තාව ලියු  ලමසුරිය  උප දිසාපති  දක්වන අන්දමට  එහි බදු නොගෙවීම නිසා  කුඹුරු  2889 ක් වෙන්දේසි කරනලදී. උදා හරණයකට  පහත විස්තරය දක්වමි. 1889--1881 අතර....... 1   කොහොක ගමේ  පෑ ල  2 විශාල  කොහොම්බල් අරාව ඉඩමේ හිග බද්ද  ශත 18 ට අඩුය්  එහි තක්සේරු වටිනාකම  රු.. 200.00 විකිණුවේ  රු.  2.ශත 60 ටය 2  යටි පළාතේ  මීගහ අරාව පෑ ල්  3 හමාර  හිග ශත 18 ට අදුය්. තක්සේරුව  රු.400.00 එහෙත් විකිණුවේ  රු. 12 ටය. 3. උඩගම්පහ අංක 2050 කුඹුර  අමුණු 1ය්  හිග බදු  ශත 50 ට අදුය්. තක්සේරුව රු.. 600 ය්  එහෙත් වික්කේ රු. 20... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/14)

හිවලුන් වූ සිහලුන් දැන ගැ නී මට අකමැති දේ 2
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
හිවලුන් වන්නේ රටට ද්රොහිවූ සිහලුන්ය  බාහු  ජී.එල්. රාජිත  රනිල් චන්ද්‍රිකා  ආදීන්ය. තවලම් ගිය අවලම්මුය. සුදු නෙලුම් කාරයෝය. අලිමංකඩ  පාමංකඩ නො හදුනන්නොය... මුන්ට වඩා ටිබෙට් ජාතික මහින්ද හාමුදුරුවොත් .   ලොරෙන් සෝ ත් .. සිංහල යය්  අපි කියමු. ඒ ගැන දැනට ඇති.                                                                                                         1821 වන තුරුත් සිංහලේ ඉඩම්  විකිණීම  තහනම්ව පැවතුනි. උකස්කර ථිබූ ඉඩමක් වසර 100 කින් පසුව වුවද  නිදහස් කර ගැනීමට  එදා හැකිව තිබුනේය. එහෙත් 1821    01   14  දින බාන්ස් ආණ්ඩුකාරයා පංඅවූ නියෝගය අනුව  උඩරට ඉඩම් මරක්කලයන්ට මිලට ගැනීමට ඉඩ සලසන ලදී.  මහා ජාතියට විරුද්ධව සුළු වාර්ගිකයන් උසිගැන්වීම සුද්දාගේ අරමුණ විය,. මේ අතර සිංහලයාට අරක්කු ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/14)

President Rajapaksa opens Madulla Multi-Purpose Trade Centre in Bibile Requests a resounding victory in Uva PC elections
By Janaka Alahapperuma
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the patriotic people of Uva have sacrificed immensely for the freedom and the sovereignty of the country placing the country above everything else. He also requested the people in the Uva province as they have always stood by the government, to grant a resounding victory for the UPFA in the forthcoming Provincial Council election to continue the development activities in the post conflict situation. He further said that victory in Uva will help to strengthen the march forward of the country. The President expressed these remarks addressing a crowd present at the opening... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/14)

Dubious legacy of Tamil National Alliance, hard to trust
Kumar Appalachian
The hypocrisy of TNA leaders was exposed recently by their decision to boycott the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda in Colombo. India must not give weightage to this combine which claims to represent Sri Lankan Tamils What was described as a tear drop in the Indian Ocean in 2009 has emerged as the Wonder of Asia. Putting the three-decade long civil war which claimed more than 75,000 lives and ravaged its economy behind it, Sri Lanka is fast emerging as a developed country.... -Full Story-
(dailypioneer.com - 01/09/14)

The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index: Rising Poverty and Social Inequality in India
By Colin Todhunter
he 2014 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) by researchers at the University of Oxford covers 108 countries: 31 Low-Income Countries, 67 Middle-Income Countries and 10 High-Income Countries. These countries have a total population of 5.4 billion people, some 78% of the world’s population. The MPI assesses poverty at the individual level. If someone is deprived in a third or more of ten weighted indicators, the global index identifies them as ‘MPI poor’, and the extent – or intensity – of their poverty is measured by the number of deprivations they are experiencing... -Full Story-
(globalresearch.ca - 01/09/14)

Europe-s Demons
By Deena Stryker
As Europe-s rulers, France-s embattled president Hollande in the lead, watch themselves destroy the European Dream of a united, socially responsible example to the rest of the world, swaying like snakes to the tune of the US charmer, ordinary citizens, some trained soldiers, others channeling their grandfathers who fought in Spain against Hitler-s ally Franco, are joining the pro-Russian minority in Eastern Ukraine, determined, like them, that Nazis "no pasaran".... -Full Story-
(opednews.com - 01/09/14)

I can take Kiev in two weeks, Vladimir Putin warns European leaders
The Russian president is reported to have boasted his forces could sweep into Kiev in a fortnight if he wanted to as Nato announced it would build a new “spearhead” rapid reaction force... -Full Story- (telegraph.co.uk - 01/09/14)

Kiev warns of "great war" with Russia as its forces retreat
... -Full Story- (https:/au.news.yahoo.com/ - 01/09/14)

NATO-Russia: time for a change in direction
Paul Ingram
NATO’s summit this week offers the opportunity to turn the tide against the re-emergence of the cold war in the context of the Ukraine crisis. It is an opportunity, however, unlikely to be taken.... -Full Story-
(https:/opendemocracy.net/ - 01/09/14)


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