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News Archive for Sep 2015

SL judicial system isn’t equipped to probe war crimes: Zeid
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein justifying the OISL report recommendation for a hybrid special court to address accountability issues in Sri Lanka, said the domestic judicial system is not equipped to conduct an investigation into the crimes listed in the findings. Addressing the ongoing 30th UNHRC session a short while ago via a video statement, the High Commissioner pointed out the ‘breadth and magnitude’ of the crimes documented in the OISL report cannot be probed by local judicial systems and emphasized the need for international participation in the mechanism that is due... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/09/15)

Ekneligoda disappearence - Wives of detained military intelligence officers file Habeas Corpus application
By Chitra Weerarathne 
The Court of Appeal yesterday issued notice on Director CID and six others to be present in Court on October 9, 2015 or be represented by a counsel. The notice is in respect of the Habeas Corpus applications, filed by the wives of four officers comprising four personnel, including a corporal, who had been arrested and detained in respect of the disappearance of Media person Pradeep Ekneligoda. The petitioners had said that their spouses had been unduly detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. They were officers of impeccable service records, the court was told. Counsel... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/09/15)

New plan of action to advance human rights: President Sirisena
Courtesy Adaderana
We intend to implement a new programme and plan of action in Sri Lanka to advance human rights, President Maithripala Sirisena said at the General Assembly of the United Nations during the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly Meeting held at the UN Headquarters. “Sri Lanka has played a very active and responsible role as a member state of the United Nations. We intend to implement a new programme and plan of action in Sri Lanka to advance human rights. Sri Lanka succeeded in eliminating terrorism, which continues to throttle other developing countries from Asia... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/09/15)

Jamaica calls for Britain to pay billions of pounds in reparations for slavery
Courtesy The Guardian
David Cameron is facing calls for Britain to pay billions of pounds in reparations for slavery ahead of his first official visit to Jamaica on Tuesday. Downing Street said the prime minister does not believe reparations or apologies for slavery are the right approach, but the issue is set to overshadow his trade trip to the island, where he will address the Jamaican parliament. Ahead of his trip, Sir Hilary Beckles, chair of the Caricom Reparations Commission, has led calls for Cameron to start talks on making amends for slavery and referenced the prime minister’s ancestral links... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/09/15)

The consumption of raw meat is often shown in British TV, why?
Dr Hector Perera    London
The consumption of meat has grown significantly during the last few years, with one estimate of the global average in 2000 to be 38 kg/capita. The United States of America has the highest consumption rate of meat in the world, estimated to be around 82 kg/capita in 2000 alone. You also must have witnessed how cooking is done by so called famous chefs in British TV. Sometimes they toss a slice of raw meat a few times on a hot pan then say it’s cooked. When cut, either virtually blood dripping red raw meat. Further... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/09/15)

Syria could be Australia’s moment of truth: will we be independent?
Citizens Electoral Council of Australia Media Release
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has repeatedly conceded in the past few days that the policy pursued by Australia’s major allies to resolve the Syria crisis, premised upon the overthrow of Assad, hasn’t worked. Bishop told The Weekend Australian, “Given Australia’s significant contribution to the humanitarian crisis in Syria and Iraq and our involvement in militant operations against Daesh, it is inevitable that we will play a role as an advocate for a political solution in Syria. It is evident there must be a political as well as a military... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/09/15)

Why has the GOSL not translated the Geneva Resolution to Sinhala?
Shenali D Waduge
The West has helped deliver democracy to Sri Lanka via its new found partner in the present government. What is puzzling is the manner in which the GOSL has agreed to become co-partner of the resolution. The question is on what grounds has the GOSL agreed to co-sponsor the resolution and more importantly why has the Sri Lankan public not being kept abreast of the contents of the resolution. Only a handful of people in Sri Lanka can read, write and understand English and even out of this number the majority are clueless about the ramifications... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/09/15)

Foreign ministry in deliberate attempt to mislead the public
By A Special Correspondent  Courtesy Island
Sinhala translation of UNHRC draft resolution distorted and ‘sugar coated’ for public consumption
September 29, 2015, 7:20 am The foreign ministry has posted on their official website the English language text of the US sponsored draft resolution on Sri Lanka which has been tabled before the UN Human Rights Council along with a Sinhala translation thereof. The Sinhala reading public will obviously be dependent on the Sinhala translation to form an opinion about this draft resolution. The Sinhala translation provided by the foreign ministry will also be made use of by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/09/15)

මහින්දව විදුලි පුටුවෙන් බේරුවා කියන, රනිල්ගේ දිව දෙකේ බොරු හෙළිදරව්ව.
උපුටා ගැන්ම www.mahinda.info
[1]. (i). “මේ අලුත් යෝජනාවලියේ තිබෙන තවත් වැදගත් දෙයක්‌ තමයි අපේම යාන්ත්‍රණයක්‌ මගින් යුද අපරාධ සම්බන්ධයෙන් පරීක්‍ෂා කිරීමට ලංකාවට ඉඩ ලැබීම. පසුගිය ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා බලයට එන්නේ ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය සහ සංහිඳියාව ඇති කරන්නටයි. අපේ වැඩපිළිවෙළ නිසා හිටපු ජනාධිපතිතුමත් විදුලි පුටුවෙන් බේරෙනවා. හිටපු ආරක්‍ෂක ලේකම්තුමත් විදුලි පුටුවෙන් බේරෙනවා.” යැයි රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා පැවසූ බව 2015/09/28 දිවයින පුවත්පතෙන් වාර්තා කර තිබේ.   (ii). “අපේම යාන්ත්‍රණයක්‌ මගින් යුද අපරාධ සම්බන්ධයෙන් පරීක්‍ෂා කිරීමට ලංකාවට ඉඩ ලැබීම” නිසා මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාව විදුලි පුටුවෙන් බේරන්න තමන්ට හැකි වුණා කියන රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා 2014 දී පැවසූයේ මෙලෙසයි.  (2014/02/03 දිවයින පුවත්පත) (iii). අපේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/15)

මහින්ද – ගෝඨාභය ඇතුළු රණවිරුවන් බේරා ගන්නවා කියන රනිල්ගේ බොරුවට විමල්ගෙන් පිළිතුරු
උපුටා ගැන්ම www.mahinda.info
ඇමරිකාව සමග ඒකාබද්ධ යෝජනාවක් ගෙනවිත් මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාව, ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාව සහ රණවිරුවන්ව බේරා ගන්නවා කියන රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතාගේ බොරුවට විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා පිළිතුරු ලබා දුනි. ඇමරිකන් යෝජනාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් අදහස් දක්වමින් නාරාහේන්පිට අභයාරාමයේ පැවැති මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාවකදී මේ අදහස් පළ කළේය. අනිත් අයටත් බලන්නට SHARE කරන්න.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/15)

The Tamil Tiger Front Organizations Produced Fabricated Reports and Documentaries at the UNHRC Sessions to Frame Sri Lanka
Courtesy Asiantribune.com:
Toronto, 29 September, The Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka United National Association of Canada based in Toronto Canada has come out with a report alleging that the Tamil Tiger Front Organizations Frantically Scramble to Produce Fabricated Reports and Documentaries to Frame Sri Lanka at the 2015 UNHRC Sessions. The report reveals that the following front organizations of the internationally designated terrorist movement known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), aka Tamil Tigers, have been using their accumulated funds earned through human smuggling, extortion and other illicit operations to come up with fabricated material to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/15)

Free Workshops by experts on Tea & Coffee on Saturday 3rd October 2015 at World Tea & Coffee Expo
PRESS RELEASE
For all the Tea & Coffee fans, here’s a chance to sharpen your skills at exclusive and free workshops by leading experts of the field being conducted along the sidelines of The World Tea & Coffee Expo at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon East, Mumbai. Leading luminaries are conducting training workshops on the last day of the 3-day expo which falls on Saturday 3rd Oct 2015. Renowned Chefs and cooking experts are showing newer and more innovative ways of savouring your daily cuppa… whether it’s Tea or Coffee. Amongst the bigwigs who a will be conducting these workshops... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/15)

Did Ancient Buddhist Tales Prophesy the DSM-5?
Timothy Ness
On the Sri Lankan social media platform LankaWeb, medical doctor Ruwan M. Jayatunge recounts stories of difficult states of mind described in the ancient Buddhist Jātaka stories and compares them to syndromes described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. "The Buddha used such stories to heal people with emotional and spiritual problems," writes Jayatunge. "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.," writes Jayatunge in at times grammatically awkward English. "The Khuddaka Nikāya contains 550 stories the Buddha told of his... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/15)

‘We want to know the truth’ -Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
By The Island News Desk  Courtesy Island
* Resolution favourable to SL * ‘We would have faced sanctions’ * Prabhakaran waged two wars There was much more to the resolution to be moved on Sri Lanka at the UNHRC shortly than a probe into war crimes allegations, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the media yesterday at Temple Trees. It was also about restoring democracy and bringing about national reconciliation, he stressed. Addressing newspaper editors and other media representatives, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said the resolution was not inimical to Sri Lanka’s interests and it did not intend to prosecute one... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/15)

All change at Central Bank station -Problems at Sri Lanka’s Central Bank
Courtesy The Sunday Times
As a series of unexpected transfers at Sri Lanka’s Central Bank were effected at the banking regulator causing uncertainty amongst officers on Tuesday, more transfers were likely to be put in place in coming days, informed sources said. Fifteen senior officers were transferred from their positions, including a few officials who had given evidence before the Parliamentary Committee that probed the bond issue, the sources said. The bank’s information department officials were not available for comment on these developments. With no statement being issued it was unclear whether these were routine transfers or made for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/15)

ඇමරිකානු යෝජනාවේ මුල මැද අග - -ආචාර්‍‍ය දයාන් ජයතිලක
ආචාර්‍‍ය දයාන් ජයතිලක
පසුගිය යුධ සමයේ මෙරට සිදුවුයේ යැයි කියන මානව හිමිකම් කඩවීම් පිළිබඳ සොයා බලා යුක්තිය පසිඳලීමේ ක්‍රියාවලියකට අප යා යුතු බවට ජාත්‍යන්තරය කිඹුල් කඳුළු හෙළනන්ට පටන් ගෙන බොහෝ කාලයකි. ජිනිවා මානව හිමිකම් කොමිසම සිය වාර්තාව ගෙන එමින් දෙමුහුන් අධිකරණයක් ගැන කියද්දී මෙරට දේශපාලනඥයන් යුක්තිය පසිඳලිමේ දේශිය යාන්ත්‍රණයක් ගැන කියනු ලැබුහ. එම කරුණු කාරණා සැලකිල්ලට ගැනීමේදි වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුවේ මුලෝපායන් යම් අර්බුදයක් දක්වා ගමන් කර ඇති බව හඳුනා ගත හැකිය. එම අර්බුදය තවත් වර්ධනය වන්නේ ඇමරිකා එක්සත් ජනපදය ජිනිවා මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලයට ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇති ඒකාබද්ධ යෝජනාව නිසාවෙනි. එම යෝජනාවේ හයවැනි වගන්තියට අනුව ශ්‍රි ලංකා ආණ්ඩුව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/15)

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අගමැතිතුමාට අනුව බටහිර රටවල් මෙරටට ආර්ථික සම්බාධක නොපනවන්නේ වත්මන් රජය විසින් කරන ලද කිසියම් දෙයක් නිසාය. එය එසේ නම් ඊනියා මානව හිමිකම් කොමිසමේ ක්‍රියාකාරිත්වය ගැන නිශ්චිතවම යමක් කිව හැකිය. එනම් මේ කොමිසම හරහා බටහිර රජයන් විසින් පසුගිය රජයට ප්‍රබල බලපෑමක් කර තිබිනි. ඉහත කොමිසමෙන් මෙරටට කිසිම තර්ජනයක් නොතිබුන බවක් මැතිවරණ සමයේදී යහපාලනවාදීන් විසින් පෙන්නුවේ ජනතාව රැවටීමටය. ඒ බොරු මෙන්ම වෙනත් බොරුවලටත් සිංහලුන් රැවටිනි. දැන් සිංහලුන්ට කල හැක්කේ රනිල්-මෛත්‍රී හවුල් රජය බටහිරුන් සහ ඉංදියාව සමඟ එකතුවී මෙරටට කරනදේ බලා හිඳීමය. එසේ බලා සිටින අපට වැදගත් වන්නේ ආර්ථික සම්බාධක නොපැනවීම උදෙසා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/15)

THE OHCHR INVESTIGATION ON SRI LANKA:  A BRIEF ANALYSIS
DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA
It’s been over a week since the report of the OHCHR investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) was released to the public, but, to the best of my knowledge, not even a single evaluation of the report, in terms of whether the evidence in the report establishes to any reasonable degree of certainty that the Government in fact committed the various violations alleged, has appeared in any Sri Lankan newspaper, journal or magazine. This is both unfortunate and surprising.  The Human Rights Council is set to consider a resolution against Sri Lanka on the 30th of September, based... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/15)

What is Justice?
Chandrasena Pandithage
What are some of the benefits that a country derives from being a member of United Nations Organization? The answer is "What is the United Nations? The United Nations – also the UN is an international organization formed in 1945 to promote international peace, security and cooperation among member nations. The United Nations comprises of independent countries from all over the world." The United Nation Organization's Human Right Commissioner presented the Human Right violation report against Sri  Lanka. We thought that the UN Human Right Commissioner's intention is to cover up whole war time incidents and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/15)

​Daham Sirisena justifies his trip to UN
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Daham Sirisena, the son of President Maithripala Sirisena, referring to his inclusion in the Sri Lanka delegation to UN, on Monday questioned, how could his attendance have a negative effect on the country? Posting a facebook note, he stated, “How could my attendance be a negative effect to the country? How could my attendance be the downfall of the country? I urge you all not to compare me and my family with the past regimes as we are far different from them. ” The facebook post Daham as a memeber of the Sri Lankan delegation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/15)

මහින්ද මැතිඳුන් ඇමරිකන් යෝජනාවේ භයානක කම පැහැදිළි කරයි.
උපුටා ගැන්ම  www.mahinda.info
එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලයේධී ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇති අමෙරිකානු යෝජනාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා අදහස් පල කරයි. ඒ මහතා විසින් අදාල යෝජනාව ගැන නිකුත් කර ඇති නිවේදනය මෙසේය. අනිත් අයටත් බලන්නට SHARE කරන්න.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/15)

Several areas of concern in resolution- Mahinda Rajapakse
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Stating that the sponsors of the draft resolution on Sri Lanka had failed to heed the request of the Sri Lankan Ambassador in Geneva not to place primary emphasis on the alleged war crimes issue and to change their approach, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that there were several areas of concern in the resolution. Mr. Rajapaksa in a statement said, the first operational paragraph encourages the Government of Sri Lanka to implement the recommendations of the recently released OHCHR report on Sri Lanka. “The most contentious recommendations in that report have been included... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/15)

Why I became a Buddhist
by A.E. Buultjens, B.A. Cantab. ( A public talk delivered in Colombo in 1899 )
The text of a lecture delivered by the late Mr. A. E. Buultjens B.A. Cantab. On 25th March 1899 at the Buddhist Headquarters, Colombo, Sri Lanka Why I, though born and educated as a Christian, gave up my belief in Christianity. Why I became a Buddhist rather than a Muhammedan or a Hindu? I was born of Christian parents, amidst Christian surroundings and influences and associations. At that time the Christians of Matara, about 400 in number were divided into denominations, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/15)

S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike - Why I became a Buddhist
"The requests made to me to deliver and write articles on this subject have been numerous. I have been very reluctant to accede to these requests because a man's religious convictions are surely one of those very personal matters that he shrinks from exposing and parading before the public gaze. However much a man's life may be public, there are always certain hidden reserves of his mind and heart that he likes to keep to himself, which indeed it is right that he should keep to himself. But I suppose there are rare occasions when the veil may be rent... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 29/09/15)

Meeting With Sri Lankan President At UN General Assembly In New York
Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM Spokeperson, United Sri Lanka Assn. Lower Hutt NZ
Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, NZ Parliament. Dear Mr. Key, I write as a member of the National party and as a representative of the Sri Lankan community in New Zealand , to convey some  information & sentiments, which we feel may be relevant to your upcoming meeting with HE Mr. Maitripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka,  at the UNGA in NY, as follows: Mr Sirisena had  his oaths administered following his election victory on January the 8th, by Supreme Court Judge  K.J. Sripavan... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/15)

Bandaranaike Assassination– due to Banda – Chelva pact?
Chanaka Bandarage
During the 1956 election campaign Bandaranaike promised to make Sinhala the only Official language.  But, after he came to power he was slow to implement the promise. Staunch protests were initiated by nationalists including a fast to death demonstration by AP Jayasuriya MP, which was strongly supported by KMP Rajarathne MP and Wimala Wijeyawardena MP, who was also the then Health Minster.  Bandaranaike had no other alternative but to introduce legislation to legalise his ‘Sinhala Only’ policy. The Act was passed by a majority in the parliament in 1956. But, Bandaranaike could not live with his nationalist... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/09/15)

US SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY CALLS ON PRESIDENT MAITHRIPALA SIRISENA
Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington DC
United States Secretary of State John Kerry called on President Maithripala Sirisena in New York yesterday evening, 27 September. President Sirisena recalled the historic visit of Secretary Kerry to Sri Lanka in May and expressed the view that following Parliamentary elections in August and the formation of a National Unity Government, the time has now come to follow up on several agreed initiatives to promote US-Sri Lanka relations. Secretary Kerry congratulated President Sirisena for the success at the Parliamentary election on August 17th and expressed appreciation for the clear vision articulated by the President,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/15)

The Mental Health Issues of the Sri Lankan War Widows
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge  
If men were the principle casualties of the War, these widows represent its collateral damage -Ed Payne: “Collateral Damage One harsh reality of the war is that the every soldier killed in war leaves behind grieving relatives. It has been a reality since the Trojan War. The women who were left widows as a result of the Sri Lankan conflict are facing radically altered circumstances. There are estimated thousands of War widows and war-affected family members from the Tri Forces who still experience grief reactions. Many widows are in young age group and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/15)

Brutal atrocities against Dalits in Tamil Nadu a colossal failure of the Dravidian edifice
By C Lakshmanan
Tamil Nadu has many distinctions in terms of development indicators, compared to other states. In contrast, intra state comparisons between rural and urban, land owning and landless, organized and unorganized workers and the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and others section of the population, provide an altogether different picture. These have been highlighted in recently released socio-economic survey data. Further, social change or transformation espoused by the state’s anti-Brahmin politics is yet to translate into reality to the benefit of the people at bottom of the socio-economic structure. Even the traditional caste rigidity hasn’t changed in any... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/15)

China Joining Russia In Syria While Germany Prepares to Leave NATO In Advance of World War III
by Dave Hodges Courtesy http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/
David Ochmanek, who, as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, stated on Monday that “Russia’s future looked to be increasingly integrated with the West.” That statement is no longer true. In fact, not only is Russia a growing threat to United States security, a series of Pentagon war games has revealed that the United States cannot defeat a Putin led Russia, given the present set of circumstances. Pentagon War Games Spells Bad News for the U.S. Military
The Pentagon, along with other Defense Department planners, have come to a frightening realization. The U.S. military routinely comes... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/15)

මාධ්‍ය මගින් චරිත ඝාතනය කළ 17 හැවිරිදි සිසුවා ගැන මහින්ද මැතිඳුන්ගෙන් ප්‍රකාශයක්!
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සේයා දැරියව අමානුෂික ලෙස දූෂණය කිරීම ගැන සැක පිට 17 හැවිරිදි පාසල් සිසුවෙක්ව අත් අඩංගුවට ගැනුණි. පසුව ඒ සිසුවා නොව වෙනෙකෙකු අපරාධකරු බවට අනාවරණය විය. ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා අදහස් දැක්වූයේ මෙලෙසයි. වත්මන් යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුව මගින් මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට එරෙහිව ගෙන යන්නේත් එවැනිම ක්‍රමවේදයකි. මාධ්‍ය යොදාගෙන හිතෙන හිතෙන බොරු බේගල් කියමින් මඩ ගසන අතර පසුව ඒවා ව්‍යාජ චෝදනා බව ඔප්පු වෙයි. එවිට මාධ්‍ය යොදාගෙන දඬුවම් ලබා දී අවසන්. 17 හැවිරිදි පාසල් සිසුවාව අත් අඩංගුවට ගැනීම ගැන, අදාල නියම අපරාධකරුව අත් අඩංගුවට ගැනීමට පෙර දසුන් වානගුරු නැමැති අප හිතවත් මහතෙක් සිය ෆේස්බුක් පිටුවේ පළ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/15)

Premier spells out domestic mechanism
Courtesy The Daily News
We don’t want to make security personnel sacrificial lambs Compassionate Council will comprise of clergymen Missing Persons Office, Special Counsel’s Office, Truth Commission key areas of domestic mechanism Most problems stem from MR’s 2009 agreement Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday spelt out the key features of the domestic mechanism to be implemented following the UNHRC resolution on September 30. The Prime Minister said that Sri Lanka will co-sponsor the resolution along with the US, and Sri Lanka too... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/15)

ලංකා අධිකරණ යාන්ත්‍රණයක බලය යටතේ ‘වගවීම‘ රටක් ලෙස ලැබූ ජයග්‍ර‍ණයකි. අවංක, අපක්ෂපාතී ස්වාධීන අධිකරණය සැමගේ බලාපොරොත්තුවයි.
පුවත්පත් නිවේදනය කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ/කැෆේ සංවිධානය
ජිනීවා මානව හිමිකම් කොමිසමේ ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් වන යෝජනාවේ 6 වන ක්‍රියාන්විත ඡේදය මගින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ යුක්තිය පසිදලීමේ ක්‍රියාවලිය වඩාත් දේශීයකරණය වූ යාන්ත්‍රණයක් තුල සිදු කිරීමට අවස්ථාව සැලසීම පිළිබද කැෆේ සංවිධානය සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍ර‍ය සතුට පළ කරයි.  “ශ්‍රී ලංකා අධිකරණ  යාන්ත්‍ර‍ණයක බලය යටතේ“  ‘වගවීම‘ පිළිබද ක්‍රියාකාරකම් ගොනු කිරීම තුල අවස්ථාවාදී බලවේග වෙත ජිනීවා යෝජනාව තම දේශපාලන බල ව්‍යපෘතියට යොදා ගැනීමට ඇති හැකියාව අවම කොට ඇත. ‘අවංක සහ අපක්ෂපාතී පුද්ගලයින් විසින් මෙහෙයවනු ලබන අධිකරණ ක්‍රියාවලියක්‘ මෙරට නීතියේ ආධිපත්‍ය ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීම බලාපොරොත්තු වන සෑම කණ්ඩායමක දීර්ඝ කාලීන ප්‍රාර්ථනය සහ සිහිනය විය.  වත්මන් රජයට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/15)

OHCHR report on Sri Lanka - Investigations coming under domestic courts are a victory for Sri Lanka An independent judiciary is everyone's expectation
Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon, Executive Director – CaFFE
Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) and Centre for Human Rights and Research (CHR) are extremely encouraged by the resolution on Sri Lanka presented to UNHRC, which allows a for more domesticated mechanism to investigate alleged human rights violations during the war through sections 06. By allowing a mechanism led by the Sri Lankan judiciary to carry out the necessary activities, the ability of extremist elements to use this resolution for their political agenda was severely limited. An 'independent judicial and prosecutorial institutions led by individuals known for integrity and impartiality' has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/09/15)

පාවෙන අවි ගබඩාව ගැන කරන මඩ චෝදනා වලට ගෝඨාභය මහතාගේ පිළිතුරු ((video))
උපුටා ගැන්ම www.mahinda.info
රජයට අයත් රක්නා ලංකා ආයතනය හා සම්බන්ධවී සමුද්‍ර ආරක්ෂණය සිදුකර ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට ජාත්‍යන්තර කීර්තියක් අත් කර දුන් ඇවන්ගාඩ් සමාගමට එරෙහිව නඩු පැවරීමට තරම් හේතු නොමැති බව අධිකරණයෙන් තීන්දු කළේය. (සම්පූර්ණ විස්තරය මෙතනින්) අධිකරණයේ තීන්දුව දිරවාගත නොහැකි වුණ යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුවේ සමහරුන් තම හිතවත් මාධ්‍ය හරහා සමුද්‍ර ආරක්ෂව ගැන මෙලෝ හසරක් නොදන්නා අය යොදාගෙන ඇවන්ගාඩ් සමාගම ගැන අසත්‍ය තොරතුරු ප්‍රචාරය කරයි. ඔවුන්ට පිළිතුරු ලෙසට ඇවන්ගාඩ් ගැන ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා කරන ලද පැහැදිළි කිරීමක් පහත සාකච්ඡාවේ දැක්වේ. අනිත් අයටත් බලන්නට SHARE කරන්න.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/09/15)

ජිනීවා මර උගුලෙන් ගැලවෙන්නේ කෙසේද?- ආචාර්‍ය දයාන් ජයතිලක
යුතුකම සංවාද කවය
ජිනීවා මර උගුල මහින්දගේ වරදක් නිසාද? යුධ අපරාධ චෝදනා විභාගයට පරීක්ෂණ පැවැත්වෙන්නේ මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ සමයේ ඔහු එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මහ ලේකම් බැංකි මූන් ට වූ පොරොන්දුවක් ,සහ එවකට ජිනීවා ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිත්‍ය නියෝජිත දයාන් ජයතිලක මහතා විසින් ලබා දුන් පොරොන්දුවක් නිසා යැයි රජයේ පාර්ශවයෙන් මේ දිනවල බහුලව කියන කතාවකි. හිටපු අධිකරණ නියෝජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යවරයා යන යන තැනදී පසුගියදා මේ කතාව කියනු ඇසිණ. එමෙන්ම විදේශ අමාත්‍යවරයාද අගමැතිවරයාද මේ කතාව ,මෙලෙසම ප්‍රකාශ කරමින් සිටී. ජිනීවා මර උගුලේ චෝදනාව එන අනාගතයේ දිනයක ඒ චොදනාව වෙනකෙකු පිට දමා තම අත් සෝදාගැනීමට ඒ හරහා හැකිවෙතැයි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/09/15)

Sri Lankan takes the UN to Court: Immunity Is Not Impunity for Illegalities by UN
Shenali D Waduge
 If the Rule of Law implies that every citizen is subject to the law including law makers themselves, how is it that the UN has given itself immunity through the UN Charter and the Convention on Privileges and Immunities of the UN? If the Convention was meant to deny states from making false charges and spurious prosecutions against the UN why is there no provision to protect member states from being victim to false charges & spurious prosecutions by the UN? What is the legal status when an individual plaintiff files a case against the UN... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/09/15)

ජාත්‍යන්තර අධිකරණයක් මෙයට පෙරත් ලංකාවේ තිබුණා. මෙන්න සිදුවුණ දේ…
උපුටා ගැන්ම www.mahinda.info
ජාත්‍යන්තර විනිශ්චයකාරවරුන් සහ ජාත්‍යන්තර පරීක්ෂකයින් සහිත අධිකරන ක්‍රියාවලියකට වත්මන් රජය ඇමරිකා එක්සත් ජනපදය සමග එකඟ වූ බව වාර්තා වෙයි. මෙය ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට අලුත් දෙයක් නොවන අතර ශ්‍රී ලංකා ඉතිහාසයේත් මෙවැනි සිදුවීමක් වාර්තා වේ. ඒ කුමක්දැයි හිටපු තානාපති ආචාර්ය දයාන් ජයතිලක මහතා මෙලෙස පැහදිළි කරයි. අනිත් අයටත් බලන්නට SHARE කරන්න.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/09/15)

SL co-sponsoring US resolution tragic: GL
Courtesy The Daily Mirror 
Former Minister G.L. Peiris said yesterday it was tragic that Sri Lanka had co-sponsored the resolution tabled by the US at the UNHRC which termed that the security forces had committed war crimes during the war. Prof. Peiris rejected claims by some people that the government had been able to mitigate the allegations in the UNHRC report after the January and August elections and other claims that the report would have been worse if former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was in office. He claimed the report had clearly stated that the security forces had... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/09/15)

GL rejects Champika’s claim that MR brought in foreign experts
Courtesy Island
Former Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris yesterday rejected as "totally false" a claim by Minister Patali Champika Ranawake that the former president brought in foreign experts (to investigate war related matters) long before Geneva. "The government never brought foreign judges, prosecutors or investigators," he said. "The mandate of Sir Desmond de Silva, QC, Geoffrey Nice, QC, and Prof. David Crane was to assist the Paranagama Commission with regard to international humanitarian and human rights law, customary international law and laws governing armed conflict." Explaining that they were brought to give advice based on their undoubted professional expertise, he... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/09/15)

බොරු එපා.. මෙන්න ඇත්ත.. ඇමරිකා-ලංකා හවුල් යෝජනාවෙන් රට මහ අනතුරක..
lanka C news
ජිනීවා මානව හිමිකම් කොමිසම වෙත ඇමරිකා එක්සත් ජනපදය හා ශ්‍රි ලංකාව සම අනුග්‍රහය සහිතව ඉදිරිපත්වන යෝජනාව නිසා ඇතිවන අතිශය අහිතකර ප්‍රතිවිපාක ගැන ආචාර්ය දයාන් ජයතිලක මහතා කොලඹදී පැවති උත්සවයකදී විශේෂ දේශණයක් කලේය. 13,387 Viewers... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/09/15)

The Scandal of Ambassador Zeid Why the new United Nations human rights advocate is the wrong man for the job.
By Jacob Mchangama Jacob Mchangama is co-founder and director of the Freedom Rights Project. He tweets
jmchangama.Courtesy http://foreignpolicy.com/

On June 16, the 193 member states of the United Nations General Assembly unanimously approved Prince Zeid Raad Zeid al-Hussein of Jordan as the new High Commissioner for Human Rights, charged with spearheading the U.N.’s human rights activities. The nomination of longtime career diplomat Ambassador Zeid (shown in the photo above at right) has been largely met with approval from major human rights organizations. The nomination of longtime career diplomat Ambassador Zeid (shown in the photo above at right) has been largely... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 27/09/15)

Hameed Abdul Karim – A writer and activist par excellence
Hilmy Ahamed – Vice President The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka
My friend and brother in Islam, Hameed Abdul Karim is no more. He died in Makkah, Saudi Arabia due to a heart attack after completing his Hajj on Saturday the 26th of September 2015.  A death immediately after Hajj is what most Muslims dream of, yet the loss of Hameed Abdul Karim is a great blow to Muslim Civil Society and a greater loss for quality journalism in Sri Lanka. Hameed was a warrior par-excellence, not with the sword, but with his golden pen. May Allah... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/09/15)

A Sri Lankan touring Normandy
Garvin Karunaratne
Touring Normandy, I visited the Omaha Beach, the Juno Beach, the Gold Beach and Sword Beach where thousands of Allied Forces soldiers perished for the cause of peace in the World War II. It is estimated that at least 130,000 soldiers died for the cause of peace. My mind travels back to the sacrifices that Sri Lankans too made for that cause. My father owned a Radio Shop at Bambalapitiya- Radio Works, the importer for Kapsch Radios. . One day, all of a sudden, one of the technicians that worked, Ben Samaranayake told us that he was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/09/15)

ජවිපෙ "හෘද සාක්‍ෂියට" එරෙහිව විජේවීර පවුලේ කැරැල්ල
 ධර්මන් වික‍්‍රමරත්න
මාතර කෝට්ටේගොඩදී 1943 ජුලි 14වැනිදා උපන් පටබැදිගේ දොන් නන්දසිරි විජේවීර 1965 මැයි 14වැනිදා ඇරඹූ ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ(ජවිපෙ) නිර්මාතෘවරයාය. ඔහුගේ පියා කොමියුනිස්ට් ආධාරකරුවෙකු සහ සුළු ව්‍යාපාරිකයෙකු වූ දොන් නන්දසිරි විජේවිරය. පවුලේ සොයුරු සොහොයුරියන් තිදෙනෙකු සිටි අතර මව නැසිනෝනා වික්‍රම කළුතොටය. විජේවීරගේ නායකත්වයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ සුවිශේෂි තත්ත්වයට ගළපන ලද මාක්ස් ලෙනින්වාදයක් හදුන්වාදුන් ජවිපෙ රැඩිකල් ගැමි තරුණ පරපුරේ ආකර්ෂණීය පක්ෂය බවට පත්වූයේ කෙටි කලකිනි.   ජවිපෙ නිර්මාතෘ රෝහණ විජේවීර ජවිපෙ මෙහෙයවීමෙන් 1971 අප්‍රේල් 5වැනිදා රටපුරා පොලිස් ස්ථාන 92කට පහරදී 57ක් විනාශ කරමින් එක්දින ප්‍රහාරයකින් රාජ්‍ය බලය අල්ලා ගැනීමේ ප්‍රයත්නයක් දියත් කරන ලදී.  සමගි පෙරමුණ රජය මගින් ප්‍රකාශකල දත්ත... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/15)

MR was a factor important for Maithripala's own survival - DEW
Courtesy Island
Communist Party leader D. E. W. Gunasekera was one of the veteran politicians arbitrarily left out of the UPFA national list by president Maithripala Sirisena in order to accommodate defeated candidates of the SLFP loyal to him. In this interview, Gunasekera speaks to C. A. Chandraprema on the situation prevailing within the SLFP and on matters arising from the report on Sri Lanka submitted to the UN Human Rights Council by the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights. Also discussed are the outstanding issues that have taken centre stage as far as Sri Lanka’s relations... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/15)

ජවිපෙ අපේ ෆොටෝ පෙන්නලා මුදල් හොයලා... - චිත්‍රාංගනී විජේවීර
ජනිත සෙනෙවිරත්න Courtesy Divaina
රෝහණ විජේවීර මහතාගේ දරු පවුල පත්ව සිටින අසීරුතාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් 'දිවයින ඉරිදා සංග්‍රහය විසින් සිදු කළ අනාවරණයත් සමඟ ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් දැවැන්ත මතවාදයක්‌ රට තුළ මතුව තිබේ. ඒ සමඟම මීට සම්බන්ධ විවිධ පාර්ශ්ව විසින් එකිනෙකට චෝදනා කරගන්න තත්ත්වයක්‌ ද ඇතිවී තිබේ. ඒ අතර ජනාධිපතිවරයා ද වහාම ක්‍රියාත්මකවී විජේවීර දරු පවුලට තවත් මාස හයක්‌ නාවික හමුදා නිවස්‌නයේ රැඳී සිටින්නට අවස්‌ථාව ලබාදෙන ලදී. ඒ අතරේ ජනතා විමුක්‌ති පෙරමුණට කිසිදු සම්බන්ධයක්‌ නැති පිරිස්‌ පවා විජේවීර දරු පවුලට නිවාසයක්‌ ලබාදීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් පියවර ගනිමින් සිටී. කෙසේ වෙතත් ඔවුන්ට තවමත් නිවසක්‌ ලැබී නොමැත. එබැවින් එම ප්‍රශ්නය තවමත් අවසන්ව නැත. එම ප්‍රශ්නයේ වර්තමාන තත්ත්වය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/15)

මම වෙඩි කන්න බලාගෙනයි පීත්ත පටිය කැපුවේ
කඩවත හයිවේ එක ඇමැතිට කළින් විවෘත කළ සුමනා 'දිවයින'ට කියයි
කඩුවෙල සිට කඩවත දක්‌වා අධිවේගය වැටුණේ අධිවේගයෙන් නම් නොවේ. ඉකුත් ජනපතිවරණයට පෙර මෙය විවෘත වනු ඇතැයි සිතුවද අවසානයේ එයින්ද මාස 9කට පසුය මාතර සිට කඩවතට එක හුස්‌මට යා හැකි මග විවර වන බව කියෑවුණේ. දිනය ඉකුත් 17 වැනිදාය. අධිවේගී මාර්ගයේ කඩවත - කඩුවෙල 'දිගුව' උත්සවාකාරයෙන් ජනතා අයිතියට පැවරෙන මොහොත උදාවිය. පීත්ත පටිය කැපීම පිණිස ප්‍රභූ පිරිස්‌ එදෙසට ළංවෙති. පීත්ත පටිය සහ ප්‍රභූන් අතර ඇත්තේ අඩි කිහිපයක පරතරයකි. පිරිසට දකුණු පසින් සැනෙන් ඉදිරියට දිව ආ කාන්තාවක්‌ කතුරකින් පීත්ත පටිය කපා දැමීය. සියල්ලෝ වික්‍ෂිප්තව වුණේ කුමක්‌දැයි සිතද්දි එතෙක්‌ සඟවාගෙන සිටි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/15)

UNHRC draft resolution: Govt. playing with fire
Courtesy Island
September 26, 2015, 7:48 pm The government should take great care with the American sponsored draft resolution that was tabled before the UNHRC on Thursday especially because they have decided to make it a consensus resolution. Dayan Jayatilleke recently said that his father Mervyn de Silva – a notable expert in international affairs - regarded consensus resolutions as a case where if an enemy wants to pass a resolution against you saying that you are a no-good scumbag, you tell the enemy, no don’t get it passed all on your own, I’ll join you so that we... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/15)

The Most Educated Countries in the World
Courtesy Organization for Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Russia is the most educated country in the world, according to the latest figures from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), followed by Canada and then Japan. The United States and United Kingdom do make it into the top ten, in fifth and seventh places respectively. Overall spending on education in the UK has gone up and the country's tertiary graduation rates have increased, according to 24/7 Wall St. journal that has released the list of world's most educated countries. In addition, a growing interest from international students in the UK... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/15)

The us-sri lanka joint resolution - DARK DAY COMING
By DR DAYAN JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The  Nation
“Sri Lanka has decided to co-sponsor a resolution on Sri Lanka in Geneva,” the Prime Minister said. –Daily FT, September 25, 2015 While the penumbra of the US resolution on Sri Lanka has softened, the core, the essence, remains. The Sri Lankan side has succeeded only in watering down the inessential, or to switch metaphors, in changing the décor. The crux of the matter remains unchanged. The core remains intact. The essence is unchanged. It is deeply inimical and insulting to Sri Lanka. There will be a Special Court with the Special Counsel... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/15)

Co-sponsorship means outright capitulation
Courtesy Editorial The Nation 
‘It could have been worse’ is not a victory claim. It is but the whimper of someone who believes he got a consolation prize. President Maithripala Sirisena says ‘it could have been hundreds of thousands of times worse had Mahinda Rajapaksa won on January 8.’ He was referring to the US-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka. This was a week ago. He is correct. The final draft is not as odious as the one circulated a few days ago and even that one would appear to be less ‘serious’ that what one might have expected following UN... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/15)

UN Resolution on SL ‘Co-Sponsorship a trap’
Courtesy  The Nation
Don’t repeat MR’s mistakes – Champika | ‘Hybrid’ in another name – Dayan J. A decision to co-sponsor the US draft resolution on Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions in Geneva could be seriously detrimental to the Government of Sri Lanka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Province Development Patali Champika Ranawaka told The Nation. Ranawaka, who is also the General Secretary of the United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG), further stated he had expressly warned Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe against co-sponsoring any such resolution, as that would legally bind... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/15)

මෙන්න යතාර්ථයක පුලුවන්නම් අවසානය දක්වා අහන්න - Sri AV Tv network | Facebook
    // මෙන්න යතාර්ථයක පුලුවන්නම් අවසානය දක්වා අහන්නමෙන්න යතාර්ථයක පුලුවන්නම් අවසානය දක්වා අහන්නතවත් කෙනෙක්ට අසන්න සලස්වන්න එය මව්බිම වෙනුවෙන් කරන ලොකු සේවයක්.... Posted by Sri AV Tv network on Wednesday, September 23, 2015  ... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 26/09/15)

Obsessions blur justice
By Malinda Seneviratne  Courtesy The Nation
Each time there’s a gruesome crime, especially if the victim is a child who is both raped and murdered, the natural public outrage is accompanied by shrill calls for the implementation of the death penalty.  We saw all of this when a five year old girl was abducted, raped and murdered a few days ago. The entire process throws some light on one of the key problems inherent in implementing the death penalty: error.  What if the father was dealt ‘mob justice’.  What if he were lynched, as some advocated because ‘the law... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/15)

A liar, liar, pants on fire! - Asipatha cuts
Courtesy The Nation
Maybe that the likes of Ajith Perera can run away with the idea that the UNP is God’s gift to mankind, but do spare us the sanctimonious hectoring about how his party is going to course-correct Sri Lanka’s foreign policy. Appearing in a recent talk show, Perera said his government has begun to address the issue of impunity, and the assaults on the independence of the judiciary, that prevented the UN from accepting internal judicial processes to hold Sri Lankan forces personnel to account for so-called ‘war crimes.’ What do you think is better? Is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/15)

Govt. is more wary of domestic implications
Courtesy The Nation
The eventual outcome at the ongoing sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva will be critical for Sri Lanka in terms of international implications and for its image as a progressive democracy but there is also likely to be a domestic political fallout as a result. Colombo’s emissaries are currently engaged in frantic bouts of diplomacy in Geneva, hoping to dilute a United States sponsored resolution on alleged war crimes that was expected to be favorable to Sri Lanka but turned out to be quite contentious in the wake of pressure... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/15)

New US resolution a path breaking success: Mangala
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday said the fresh resolution on Sri Lanka sponsored by the US, which was tabled on Thursday, is a ‘path breaking success’ achieved at the 30th session of the UNHRC. In a media statement on the fresh UNHRC resolution on SL, Minister Samaraweera who is currently in New York attending the UN General Assembly, said it was a complete shift from the way in which Sri Lanka was perceived among the members of the international community. He however said that presently, owing to the efforts of the new government led... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/15)

Beware of Travelling Air Lanka – Booking changed due to Computer Glitch?? Flight UL503 on 05 August 2015 & ACTS OF SRI LANKAN AIR LINE STAFF
RE: Computer Glitch.
This Computer Glitch occurred in the Sri Lankan Air line computer system may be the Worlds first computer Glitch ever occurred, as it affects only one individual customer. I live in Australia and most Air lines including Qantas, Virgin and other Air Lines close the entire Air Line ticketing system when a computer glitch of this nature occurred, as with my 30 years of computer knowledge a computer glitch never occurs to one individual customer in a Air Line ticketing system. This is a cover up, and I advice you to take up this with the relevant... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/15)

An ANALYSIS of the OHCHR REPORT on SRI LANKA
By Neville Ladduwahetty
In 2014 the UN Human Rights Council by resolution A/HRC/25/L.1/Rev.1 authorized the High Commissioner for Human Rights “ To undertake a comprehensive investigation into alleged serious violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes by both parties in Sri Lanka during the period covered by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, and to establish the facts and circumstances of such alleged violations and of the crimes perpetrated with a view to avoiding impunity and ensuring accountability…” (Clause 10b of Resolution). In pursuance of this resolution, a Report titled “OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka” was made... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/09/15)

70th Session of UNGA begins, President takes his son Daham to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting
Yahapalana News
The 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) commenced today (Sep. 25) at the UN Headquarters in New York with President Sirisena and his son Daham attending the meeting on behalf of Sri Lanka sitting at the country's podium with the other government officials. The summit on Sustainable Development was begun with the key note address by the Pope Francis.In his speech., Pope Francis urged the United States not to turn its back on undocumented immigrants, to reject the victimization of religious and ethnic minorities, to overcome income inequality and to save the planet from climate change, citing Scripture and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/15)

Stop humiliating our heroes
S. Akurugoda
Former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, addressing the media, has expressed  his regret for finishing the war on terror when he came to the so-called Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate serious acts of fraud, corruption and abuse of power, state resources, and privileges (PRECIFAC) few days ago, to give a statement over the Rakna Lanka armoury. “Today I feel sad to have finished the war. I have had to report to all these commissions just because I finished the war. None of these commissions would be there, if I had not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/15)

What the Ranil – Sirisena Government will not tell you! US draft resolution : a ‘system change’
By Tamara Kunanayakam
 The resolution has been drafted craftily to make it marketable to public opinion in Sri Lanka and, thus, help Washington’s new-found ally, and also to ease the fears of developing countries in the Human Rights Council, who will otherwise object to a precedent that could endanger their own independence and sovereignty. The text is scattered with references to voluntary commitments made by the Government of Sri Lanka and to domestic initiatives. International involvement is presented as support to these domestic processes, not a substitute.  Sri Lanka’s eagerness to negotiate with Washington and to arrive at a consensus has not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/15)

President Maithriplala arrived in New York in Nepalese National Costume
Yahapalanaya News
President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in New York on the morning of Thursday, September 24,to attend the 70th sessions of the United Nations General Assembly and was welcomed by a group which included Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and the Sri Lankan Ambassadors in Washington D.C. and New York. Throughout the presidential election, Sirisena's choice of attire made headlines and this time Looks like he had given up his signature vest of Modi’s kurta and opted out for Nepalese National costume. President Sirisena and his delegation is set to take part in the opening ceremony of the 70th session... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/15)

ලංකාවේ පොළීසිය අබාධිතයෙකුට බිම දමාගෙන සලකන අපූරුව
ආබාධිතයෙකුට බිමදමාගෙන පහරදෙන ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොළීසිය.      ... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 25/09/15)

හිරු රූපවාහිනියේ බලය දේශපාලන වැඩසටහනේදී ප‍්‍රවීණ මාධ්‍යවේදී මොහාන් සමරනායක මහතා විසින් ඉදිරිපත් කරනු ලැබූ අදහස් දැක්වීම්
https://youtu.be/h2mLMGgcn8A... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 25/09/15)

'ලිච්ඡවී' විප්ලවය
රිවිර සිකුරාදා පුවත්පත සදහා ධර්මන් වික්‍රමරත්න ලියන මුරගල තීරු ලිපිය - 122 
2015 සැප්තැම්බර් 26 සිකුරාදා(වචන 970)       ලිච්ඡවී රාජ්‍යය හා සප්ත අපරිහානී ධර්ම දැන් නැවතත් කරලියට පැමිණ තිබේ. යහපාලනයට සමඟාමීව ලිච්ඡවී කියවීම නැවත ඇරඹී ඇත. ලිච්ඡවී කියවීම යහපාලනයට සමගාමීව ඇරඹීම හොඳ ක්‍රියාවක් වුවද එහෙත් වර්තමානයේ එය දේශපාලන වේදිකාව වර්ණවත් කරන තවත් එක් වචනයක් පමණි. ලිච්ඡවී රාජ්‍ය සහ ඉරණම පිළිබද ඇතිවන කතිකාවතදී සිදුවන වෙනස මාරය. ඇල්ලු සොරෙකු නැත. නඩු හමාරය. දැන් සියලෝම වැදගත් මහත්වරුය. එකට කති. බොති. ගයති. නටති. ඔළුව අලි නිසාද කඳ බුලතක් නිසාද සීනුව වලිගේ ගැටගසා ඇති නිසාද ඔටුන්න සුළු පටු එකක් විය නොහැක. කාල්මාක්ස් කීවාක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/15)

Pablo Picasso’s Anti War Mural; the Tortured Guernica
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge  
Give tear out twist and kill I cross light and Burn caress and lick embrace and look I ring Full peals from the bells until they bleed Frighten the pigeons and make them fly all Around the dovecot until they fall to the Ground already exhausted I will stop up all Pablo Picasso During the Spanish Civil War on the 26th of April 1937 the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) bombed a small town of Guernica in Spain killing hundreds of innocent people. Pablo Picasso who was one of the most influential artists of the twentieth... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/15)

Never seen before pics... beyond words.. Exodus from Libya -Results of American Regime Change
One of the steamers leaving for Italy from Libya.
And everyone is taken in by the loving Europeans – those kind, loving, PC-socialists that are soon going to be overrun.  The next step is a Muslim Europe and the do gooders just can’t see it !!! All thanks to; long ago well planned US policy of protecting the "Oil" Dollar against Euro and destabilising growing EU economy plus regime change in countries where the leaders proposed moving away from Petro Dollar. This is the bargain Europeans are getting also thanks to some of their eminent leaders being poodles blindly following... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/15)

Resolution on Sri Lanka tabled at UN Human Rights Council
Courtesy Adaderana
A resolution calling for a “credible justice process” with “Commonwealth and other foreign judges” in order to prosecute for mass atrocities committed during the final stages of the island’s armed conflict has been tabled at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The resolution, which has been negotiated since the draft was released last week, was tabled by the US, UK, Macedonia and Montenegro. Sri Lanka had dismissed the initial draft as ‘repetitive, judgemental and prescriptive’ and had called for several key elements of the resolution to be removed. Following is the HRC 30th Session –... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/15)

Conclusive Proof Mahinda Administration Was Far Less Corrupt Than Present Regime
Dilrook Kannangara
Corruption allegations were big business during the 2015 January election. It was one of the biggest political slogans played by the UNP-Sirisena camp. However, now there is conclusive proof of their absurdity. Mahinda administration was far less corrupt than the present UNP-Sirisena regime. To quantify, the UNP-Sirisena regime is $7 billion-a-year more corrupt than Mahinda regime. If Mahinda administration was corrupt as claimed, ending his governance would have saved money; billions according to some of his harshest critics. Where are the savings? Nothing was saved which conclusively proves Mahinda was no worse in corruption than the UNP... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/15)

Dr. Gunadasa Amarasekera makes history : Sri Lankan takes UN to court 
Shenali D Waduge
A plaintiff has made history by filing a prima facie case against the United Nations Organization. Dr. Gunadasa Amarasekera has filed a case in a domestic court in Sri Lanka against the illegalities being adopted by the United Nations Organization against his country. That a bold initiative has taken place requires the UN system & the International Community to now take a step back and take a look at the plaint and apply the terminologies the UN system enjoys quoting to member nations at itself. The case now requires the General Assembly to select a set... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/15)

මානව හිමිකම් වාර්තාවට එරෙහිව එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා නිත්‍ය නියෝජිතට නඬු පවරයි
ජාතික සංවිධාන එකමුතුවේ සභාපති මණ්ඩල සාමාජික ආචාර්ය ගුණදාස අමරසේකර
ජාතික සංවිධාන එකමුතුවේ සභාපති මණ්ඩල සාමාජික ආචාර්ය ගුණදාස අමරසේකර මහතා විසින් එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සංවිධානයේ ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා නිත්‍ය නියෝජිත සුබිනේ නන්දි මහතාට විරුද්ධව කොළඹ දිස්ත‍්‍රික් උසාවියේදී අද දින නඬුවක් පවරන ලදි. එම පැමිණිල්ල මගින් ඔහු කියා සිටින්නේ එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ ප‍්‍රඥප්තිය සහ ජාත්‍යන්තර නීතියේ සාමාන්‍ය මූලධර්ම උල්ලංගණය කතරමින් හිටපු මානව හිමිකම් කොමසාරිස් නවනීදන් පිල්ලෙ මහත්මිය ක‍්‍රියාකොට ඇති බැවින් සහ එම නීතිවිරෝධී ක‍්‍රියා පටිපාටිය මත සිදුවූ විමර්ශනයක වාර්තාව වර්ථමාන කොමසාරිස්වරයා විසින් ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම නීත්‍යානුකූල නොවන බවය. එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සංවිධානය නීතිමය පුද්ගලයෙකු ලෙස ඊට වගකිවයුතු වුවත් ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ අධිකරණ බල ප‍්‍රදේශයට යටත් වන්නේ නිත්‍ය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/09/15)

Sri Lanka ‘Lichchavised’ by the ‘RCM’ Dictatorship 
Rahul says,
Lichchavisation of Sri Lanka = Balkanization of Sri Lanka = Break up of the Nation of Sri Lanka= Creation of a Union of Federal States in Sri Lanka. As John says, RW and Sambandan are speaking the same language; they are both for the break up of the Sri Lankan Nation and in its ruins creating several Federal States which together in a Union will be Sri Lanka. They are both agreed upon fragmenting the country to tiny pieces. While RW speaks of a Lichchavi administration Sambandan talks of a Federation of four to five States. It... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/09/15)

The Assassination of S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike An Anecdotal Reflection
by Senaka Weeraratna
It was a Friday fifty six years ago to be exact on September 25, 1959 at around 10.30 a.m. in the morning when I was in the class room listening to Mr. H.P. Jayawardena’s English lesson in our final year at Royal Primary School, that my eye caught a movement in the corridor adjoining the class. When I looked sideways to my left I saw young Anura Bandaranaike being accompanied by his Ayah leaving the premises. In that relatively quiet moment my class mates too saw Anura being led away but none was able to second guess... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/09/15)

Public Talk on World Animal Day ( October 4, 2015)
Press Release
Towards a Revolution in Compassion A Public Talk on ‘The Importance of introducing Animal Protection Education into Schools in Sri Lanka' on World Animal Day If Sri Lanka is taken to task internationally on lack of statutory recognition of animal rights than on human rights as we see happening today at UNHRC in Geneva we will have nowhere to look. The lack of political will in Sri Lanka to extend effective legislative protection to defenseless animals is unsettling to all those who care for others. If you teach someone to care and respect animals from a young age to prevent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/15)

UN War Crimes Report Soft Pedals LTTE’s Using Human Shield: G.L.Peiris
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy The New Indian Express
COLOMBO: Former Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Prof.G.L.Peiris has said that the report of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights on “war crimes” in Lanka has soft pedaled the LTTE’s using civilians as a human shield, when it is a war crime under international humanitarian law. He charged that the Lankan government has not forcefully presented to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) the existing prohibitions against the use of civilians as shields in civil wars. The findings of the Maxwell Paranagama Commission on civilian deaths in Eelam War IV was also not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/15)

Sri Lanka: US smiles, voters lose
by KALINGA SENEVIRATNE, CONTRIBUTOR Courtesy The Manila Times
THE US, UK and the international media have hailed the August 17th election results in Sri Lanka as a victory for democracy, but, the loser may well turn out to be the voters of Sri Lanka. The political comedy that has taken place in the island republic in the aftermath of the election, exposes yet again the deficiencies of the democracy gospel that is unable to stamp out embedded corruption in the system. “The administration (of President Maitripala Sirisena) came to power promising good governance, but the reins of government has shifted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/15)

Alarming  Information About Present Government Duplicity In How It Currys Favour With The West-Red Alert: MILITARY OFFICERS NAMED IN ZEID REPORT!
Insight By Sunil Kumar
Sept 19th, 2015 This alarming recent post by an independent very credible source  appears to throw light on  what has been long suspected  in typical fashion  as betrayers and panderers who collude to Western sources to maintain their so called good standing with the West but in doing so lower their own personal ethics and standards without giving a damn about how it affects their Motherland adversely! So are these patriots who have the best interests of the Nation at heart  as they call themselves or are they spineless sellouts - pariahs to be precise... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/15)

Mangala Samaraweera’s kisses have gone with the wind
H. L. D. Mahindapala
With great fanfare and  ballyhoo the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe (Siri-Wicky) government promised that they alone could conquer “the international community” (meaning  the big power brokers of the West) which the previous regime of Mahinda Rajapakse had alienated.  This promise to conquer the world and restore Sri Lanka’s position in the world stage was based on several factors:  1. Siri-Wicky regime is pro-West committed with a foreign policy aligned to the American axis; 2. the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is the Asian  Vice President of International Democratic Union – a leading political front of the West claiming to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/15)

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Launches a Major Assault on Sri Lanka’s Sovereignty and targets the Defence Forces that defeated the LTTE, the World’s Most Brutal Terrorist Organisation.
UNITED AUSTRALIANS OF SRI LANKAN ORGANISATIONS
PO BOX 4066, MULGRAVE, VICTORIA 3175, AUSTRALIA, Telephone 03-97957143 20 September 2015 UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Launches a Major Assault on Sri Lanka’s Sovereignty and targets the Defence Forces that defeated the LTTE, the World’s Most Brutal Terrorist Organisation. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has released his report dated 16h September 2015 on the investigations into the incidents which took place between February 2002 and November 2011 plus ‘on going violations’ . His briefing on the report and his suggested hybrid mechanism to investigate into the said incidents and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/15)

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa urges Govt. to reject the report by the OHCHR
Courtesy Adaderana
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has urged the new Government to reject the report by the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) on war crime allegations. Issuing a statement Rajapaksa said, “as the former head of state, I think it would be appropriate to make known to the public my observations on the recently released report on Sri Lanka by the OHCHR. My government did not cooperate with this investigation for many reasons, foremost of which was that it was instituted outside the established procedure of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The usual... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/15)

මහින්ද මහතා දේශපාලනයෙන් විශ්‍රාම ගන්නවා කීම සම්පූර්ණ අසත්‍යයකි.
උපුටාගැණීම www.mahinda.info
එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයට අයත් සමහර ජනමාධ්‍ය සහ අන්තර්ජාල වෙබ අඩවි මගින් මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා දේශපාලනයෙන් විශ්‍රාම යන බවට පළ කර ඇති පුවත සම්පූර්ණ බොරුවක් බව මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට සමීප ආරංචි මාර්ග වලින් අප වෙත වාර්තා කර තිබේ. එවැන්නක් සඳහා එතුමා හෝ එතුමාට හිතවත් කිසිවෙක් කතා කර හෝ නොමැත. මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා විශ්‍රාම යාමක් සිදුකරන බවට ජනවාරි 8 වෙනිදා සිටම එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයට අයත් සමහර මාධ්‍ය පළ කළ අතර ඒවාද මේ වන විට පට්ට පල් බොරු බවට පත් වී තිබේ. මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා ගැන පසුගිය කාලයේ තොරක් නැති චෝදනා එනම් හෙලිකොප්ටර් 6, බකින්හැම් අශ්වයින්, ලැම්බෝගිණි, ආරුගම්බේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/15)

මහින්ද මැතිඳුන්ගෙන් විශේෂ නිවේදනයක්. UN වාර්තාව ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කළ යුතුයි!
 උපුටාගැණීම www.mahinda.info ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් සමුළුව විසින් එළිදක්වා ඇති වාර්තාව ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කළ යුතු යයි හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමා පවසයි. මේ බව සඳහන් කරමින් එතුමා විසින් නිකුත් කර ඇති නිවේදනය මෙසේය. අනිත් අයටත් බලන්නට SHARE කරන්න.... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 22/09/15)

යුද ආතතියේ මනෝ සාමාජයික බලපෑම -උතුර සහ දකුණ
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංගගේ Combat Trauma in Sri Lanka  ලිපිය ඇසුරෙනි පරිවර්තනය ඒ එස් වික්‍රමසිංහ / නදී  කදුරුවාන 
උතුරේ යුද ගැටුම් නිසා මානසික කම්පනයන්ට ලක්වූ සොල්දාදුවන් පිලිබදව මා විසින් තොරතුරු වාර්තා ලියා තිබේ. එසේම විශේෂඥ මනෝ වෛද්‍ය නීල් ප්‍රනාන්දු මහතා සහ මා විසින් ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් දීර්ඝ පරියේෂණ කොට ඇත. යුද ගැටුම් නිසා උතුරේ මානසික කම්පනයන්ට ලක්වූ මිනිසුන් ගැන නොලියන්නේ මන්දැයි ඇතැමෙකු අපගෙන් අසති. එයට හේතු කීපයක් තිබේ. අපගේ නියැදියන්ගෙන් බහුතරය අයත් වුයේ දකුණටය. අපට උතුරේ ජනතාවගේ මානසික ප්‍රතිකාර කටයුතු වලට සහභාගි වීමට අවස්ථාවක් මේ දක්වා ලැබී නැත.   වෛද්‍යවරුන් වන අප මිනිසුන් අත් විඳින මානසික පීඩනයන් දකින්නේ දේශපාලනමය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/15)

Death toll in final phase was not 40,000, says Justice Paranagama
Adaderana
Justice Maxwell Paranagama, Chairman of the Sri Lankan Commission on missing persons and war crimes, has said that the death toll in the final phase of Eelam War IV was not 40,000, as claimed in the 2011 report of the Panel of Experts appointed by the UN Secretary General  Ban Ki-moon, but probably a little above 7,000. Paranagama told Express here on Sunday, that while investigations by his panel could not come to any precise figure of deaths, it was “certainly not 40,000” as stated in the UN panel report. Even that report was not definitive, only saying... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/15)

Does Sri Lanka need a Bridge link between India and Sri Lanka? NO! But India does
By Ashley de Vos Courtesy Island
September 21, 2015, 6:28 pm Sri Lanka does not need it but RAW-driven Delhi with its bold statements is using the present political hiatus in Sri Lanka to drive and acquire as much mileage as possible; in the process Delhi is compelling Sri Lanka to accept all that Delhi desires to control this island forever as a vassal state. A process that Delhi has developed single-minded for over 60 years for the region, while driving a totally closed economy, and is now willing to unleashits hegemony and desires on its neighbours. Gradually the grand... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/15)

18 Billion (US$18, 000, 000) Fraud uncovered by new govt of S/L - Please watch the whole video clip.
මහින්ද හොරා වු හැටි අහන්න බලන්න.. - Sri AV Tv ...
මෙන්න සත්ත්‍ය මහින්ද හොරා වු හැටි.. අනිතයටත් බලන්න ශෙයා කරන්න අමතක නොකරන්න https://www.facebook.com/SriAvTvNetwork/videos/984662548261396/... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/15)

Absolutely Nothing Happens If Sri Lanka Disregards UNHRC Report and Dictates
Dilrook Kannangara
UNHRC report is out. It recommends Sri Lanka comply with its dictates. However, if Sri Lanka refuses to comply with them and disregards all dictates, nothing will happen. UNHRC cannot enforce its decisions as Sri Lanka is not a party to the Rome Statute and doesn’t come under the International Criminal Court. The UNHRC has handed over a sharp knife to Lanka to commit self-harm. If Lanka refuses to comply, absolutely nothing happens. The matter will be escalated to the UN Security Council where it can be vetoed by China and/or Russia. That would be a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/15)

Sirisena attempts to quell the concerns of Security Forces on the ‎UN report and the GoSL’s strategy.
Courtesy Ratarakimu
Serious doubts about Sirisena’s words of reassurance as a man who betrayed his president for position of power, a man who broke the SLFP he worked with for a lifetime, a man whose party sits on one side of parliament but works for the otherside. Sirisena has adopted many strategies used by the Tamil tiger terrorists, Cassius, Brutus and Judas. How can Sirisena be expected to be loyal to Sri Lanka or the Defenders of Sri Lanka – our military and law enforcement services? Where does his loyalties lie? He is likely to expect security services... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/15)

Red Alert: MILITARY OFFICERS NAMED IN ZEID REPORT!
The Heads of Government have Lied to the Sri Lankan public  saying there are no manes ‎- when several Military personnel are named in the report.
Intention is to lull the military and quell any opposition the the UN report.   Challenge the report if not Sri Lanka accepts that the hero’s of the war against Tamil tiger terrorists and LTTE  ‎will be brought to the dock! DBSJeyaraj.com on Facebook  UN (OISL) Report Names Several Commanding Officers of the Sri Lankan Army Involved in the Final Phase of War in Wanni.
Posted by Administrator on 20 September 2015, 10:50 am... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/15)

THE SILENT dangers to National security within the UN resolution!
By Dayan Jayatilleka
Why is Mangala and Ranil hiding these facts from the public?  They plan to agree to this by 24th September!!! US Draft Resolution Wants Demilitarization Of The North & East Posted on September 20th, 2015 The US draft resolution, or should I say the US-UK draft resolution, attempts to get Sri Lanka to agree to something that the world’s deadliest terrorist militia failed to do in thirty years of war, studded with suicide bombing. It tries to get us to agree to what a 70,000 strong contingent of the world’s fourth largest army did... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/15)

Ambassador Aryasinha responds to draft resolution on Sri Lanka
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Geneva
Full speech: I thank Ambassador Harper and his delegation for inviting me and my delegation to this informal consultation. I also take this opportunity to greet the Ambassador of the US to Sri Lanka Mr. Atul Keshap who is here with us today. As set out by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in his statement in the Council on 14 September, the Government of Sri Lanka recognizes fully, that the process of reconciliation involves addressing the broad areas of truth-seeking, justice, reparations and non-recurrence, and for non-recurrence to become truly meaningful,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/15)

මහින්දව තවත් සඟවයි. අධිවේගී මාර්ගය හැදුවෙත් රනිල්ගේ මගපෙන්වීමෙන් බව ලියවෙයි. ((VIDEO))
උපුටාගැණීම www.mahinda.info
මහින්ද චින්තනයේ ප්‍රතිඵලයක් වශයෙන් 2020 වෙත්දී ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සංවර්ධිත රටක් කිරීමේ ඉලක්කය සහිතව සිදුකරන ලද මහා සංවර්ධන ක්‍රියාවලියේ එක් කොටසක් වූයේ අධිවේගී මාර්ග පද්ධතිය යි. ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ මෙහෙයවීමෙන් ඉදිකළ කඩුවෙල කඩවත අධිවේගී මාර්ගය ගැනත් එය විවෘත කිරීම ප්‍රමාද වීමට හේතුව ගැනත් තොරතුරු මීට පෙර ලිපියකින් ඔබ වෙත ගෙන ආවෙමු. කෙසේ නමුත් එම අධිවේගී මාර්ගය විවෘත කරන ඵලකයේ සඳහන් වෙන්නේ රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතාගේ මගපෙන්වීම පරිදි එය ඉදිකර ඇති බවකි. එදා ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා ඉදිකළ දේවල් වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුවෙන් විවෘත කිරීම ගැන මාධ්‍යවේදීන් අසද්දී, මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා ඒ ගැන බෙහෙවින් සංතෝෂයට පත් වෙන බවත්, ඒවා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/15)

මහින්දෝදයට මඩ ගහන අයට NCASL එකෙන් අභියෝගයක්. හැකිනම් එම මුදලට හදා පෙන්වනු!
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“මහින්දෝදය ඉදිකිරීම්වලදී දූෂණ අක්‍රමිකතා වූ බවට චෝදනා ප්‍රතික්‍ෂේප කරනවා – ජාතික ඉදිකිරීම් සංගමය කියයි” මැයෙන් යුතුව මහින්දෝදය විද්‍යාගාර වලට එරෙහිව චෝදනා කරන උදවියට පිළිතුරු ලිපියක් දිවයින පුවත්පතේ පළ වී තිබේ. පසුගිය රජයේ පාලන කාලයේදී රාජ්‍ය පාසල් සඳහා ඉදිකරනු ලැබූ මහින්දොaදය විද්‍යාගාර ඉදිකිරීමේදී දූෂණ හා අක්‍රමිකතා සිදුවී ඇතැයි ඇතැම් දේශපාලකයන් හා වෘත්තීය සමිති නියෝජිතයන් එල්ල කර සිටින චෝදනා තම සංගමය ප්‍රතික්‍ෂේප කරන බව එම ඉදිකිරීම් කටයුතු කළ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජාතික ඉදිකිරීම් සංගමය පවසා සිටී. එහි සභාපති දේශමාන්‍ය ආචාර්ය සුනිල් ලියනආරච්චි මහතා ඒ පිළිබඳව අදහස්‌ දක්‌වමින් පවසා සිටියේ තම සංගමයේ සාමාජිකත්වය දරන ඉදිකිරීම් ආයතන හා සමාගම්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/15)

Table Ban ki Moon report & OHCHR report on Sri Lanka in the UN General Assembly / UN Security Council
Shenali D Waduge
Two international probes have been held against Sri Lanka vis a vis the final phase of the conflict. If both international probes with international experts claim that war crimes have been committed by Sri Lanka why is there any need for a third international investigation or a domestic hybrid investigation with international judges? What is this hybrid investigation set up anyway? It is not within the jurisdiction of the OHCHR head appoint such and the GOSL would be foolish to agree. If the OHCHR is so confident of its report and it has sufficient evidence to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/15)

The UNHRC Report: Consequence and challenges
By Prof. G. L. Peiris Courtesy Island
  United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein holds a press conference on Sri Lanka at the UN Office in Geneva on September 16, 2015. The United Nations detailed horrific abuses committed in Sri Lanka’s civil conflict, including the disappearance of tens of thousands of people, and said the country needed international help to probe war crimes to enable reconciliation. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI The long awaited Report by the United Nations Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka has now been released. Its contents have grave implications... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/15)

Govt. asks UN, US to allow it to conduct domestic probe sans hybrid court
By Jayasuriya Udukumbura and Percy Kuruneru  Courtesy Island
The government had requested the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and US State Department to allow it to conduct a domestic war crimes probe instead of setting up a hybrid court with international judges, Justice and Buddha Sasana Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said yesterday. The government had handed over copies of the written request to the high commissions and embassies in Colombo to be sent to the heads of state of the 47-member states of the UNHRC, the Minister told The Island. He said the new government had restored the independence... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/15)

ශ්රී ලංකාවේ ස්වාධීනත්වය කෙළසන එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් කඩකිරීම් වාර්තාව සම්බන්ධවයි
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි
මෙ වනවිට, ශ්රී ලංකාව සම්බන්ධව, එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් කොමිසම විසින් වාර්තාවක් ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇත. මේ කොමිසම සොයා බලා ඇත්තේ, ශ්රී ලංකාව තුල සිදුවෙන සියලුම ආකාරයේ මානව හිමිකම් කඩ කිරීම් සම්බන්ධව නොව, පසුගිය කාලයේ, පැවති ත්රස්තවාදයට එරෙහිව ගෙනගිය සටනේදී සිදුකරන ලද මානව හිමිකම් කඩ කිරීම් සම්බන්ධව බව ප්රකාශිතය. තවද, 1972 සෙප්තැම්බර් මස 17 වෙනිදා අාරම්භව 2009 මැයි මස 18 වෙනිදා‌නිම නිම කරන ලද මේ සන්නද්ධ ගැටුමේ, ආරම්භයේ සිට අවසානය දක්වා සිදුවූ‌ සියලුම ආකාරයේ මානව හිමිකම් කඩකිරී් සම්බන්ධවද කථා නොකරන මේ කොමිසම ඒ සදහා ඔවුන් විසින්ම තෝරාගන්නා ලද කාල පරාසයක් තුල සිදුවූ මානව හිමිකම් කඩකිරීම් සම්බන්ධව පමණක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/15)

US Draft Resolution Wants Demilitarization Of The North & East
By Dayan Jayatilleka
The US draft resolution, or should I say the US-UK draft resolution, attempts to get Sri Lanka to agree to something that the world’s deadliest terrorist militia failed to do in thirty years of war, studded with suicide bombing. It tries to get us to agree to what a 70,000 strong contingent of the world’s fourth largest army did not try to or tried only partially to do. The US resolution, in its Operative Paragraph 15, “Urges the Government of Sri Lanka to…demilitarize the north and east of Sri Lanka…” In the very first place it is not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/15)

HALF TRUTHS ABOUT PAKISTAN
ALI SUKHANVER
Everyone knows that Pakistan has the best military skill and talent supported by a vast range of nuclear weapons but in spite of all these realities, in the few past years our enemies succeeded in spreading an artificial air of disappointment and despair among the nation regarding the abilities of the Armed Forces of Pakistan. The credit no doubt goes to Gen. Raheel Sharif that he brought back the confidence and trust of the nation. He has always been of the opinion that the show of national unity and solidarity with the Armed Forces is far more... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/15)

It’s now Dalits vs. non-Dalits in Tamil Nadu
SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Courtesy The Hindu
 They account for 21 per cent of Tamil Nadu’s population, and the Socio-economic and Caste Census has now found that Dalit households in rural Tamil Nadu touch 25.55 per cent. However, Dalits in the State continue to be at the receiving end; and there seems to be no let-up in atrocities against them. “Historically, the political discourse in Tamil Nadu revolved around the Brahmins versus non-Brahmins question. Now, it has become Dalits versus non-Dalits. The consistent campaign by caste outfits have resulted in other communities ganging up against Dalits, rendering their numerical strength somewhat... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/15)

Atrocities Against Dalits High in Tamil Nadu, Claims NCSC
By Express News Service Courtesy The New Indian Express
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu figures among the top five States where a high number of cases of atrocities against Dalits have been reported in recent years, according to National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) Chairman P L Punia. Statistics show that since 2011, as many as 213 people belonging to Scheduled Castes have been murdered in Tamil Nadu. This year, 16 Dalits have been killed in the State so far. Punia alleged that in many cases of atrocities, the police registered FIRs only after protests or directions from courts. “In Tamil Nadu,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/15)

Insight to Indian thinking of annexation
While all Indian politicians of post independence follow their pre independance kings dream of annexing Sri Lanka as part of Maha Bharath no regime has been more explicit and determined than the current BJP Modhi is staunch Hindu Nationalist, he has never denied the BJP instigated Muslim riots during his time as Chief Minister in Panjab India 's annexation plan for Sri Lanka is obviously different now in a post LTTE era. In my view it will be driven by their agents such as Kelegama and funding fringe groups One can see an increasing "noise" about Cepa and the bridge and... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 20/09/15)

ඇමරිකන් නියෝගයට හිස නොනැමූ මහින්දගේ එඩිතර කම ගැන ආචාර්ය දයාන් හෙළි කරයි.
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[NEWS] ජිනීවා මානව හිමිකම් වාර්තාව සහ ඒ සමග ඇතිවුණ ජාත්‍යන්තර තත්ත්වය ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට බලපාන ආකාරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් හිටපු රාජත්‍රාන්ත්‍රිකයෙක් වන ආචාර්ය දයාන් ජයතිලක මහතා පැහැදිළි කිරීමක් කළේය. එහිදී විකීලීක්ස් වාර්තාවක් ඇසුරෙන් දයාන් ජයතිලක මහතා පෙන්වා දුන්නේ 2009 අප්‍රියෙල් මාසයේදී යුද්ධය නවත්වන ලෙස එක්සත් ජනපදයේ රාජ්‍ය ලේකම් හිලරි ක්ලින්ටන් මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට දැන්වූ බවයි. එනමුත් ජනපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා යුද්ධය නැවැත්වූයේ නැති බවත්, කොටි සංවිධානයෙන් රට සදහටම මුදවාගැනීම සඳහා අවසන් ප්‍රහාරයට ඉඩ දුන් බවත් පැවසුවේය. මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඇමරිකානු නියෝගයට අවනත නොවී රට ගැන සිතා යුද්ධය අවසන් කළ බැවින් ඊට දඬුවම් කිරීමට මෙම උත්සාහය දරන බව වැඩිදුරටත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/15)

යුද අපරාධ වාර්තාව පරාජය කළ හැකි ආකාරය ගැන ආචාර්ය දයාන් ජයතිලකගෙන් විසඳුමක්!
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[NEWS] ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට එල්ලවී ඇති යුද අපරාධ පිළිබඳ සෙයිඞ් අල් හුසේන්ගේ වාර්තාව පරාජය කිරීමට තවමත් කාලය තිබෙන බව ජිනීවාහි හිටපු නිත්‍ය නියෝජිත ආචාර්ය දයාන් ජයතිලක මහතා පෙන්වා දෙයි. පසුගිය ආණ්ඩුව විශ්‍රාම ලත් විනිසුරු මැක්ස්වෙල් පරණගම සහ සර් ඩෙස්මන්ඞ් සිල්වා යන මහත්වරුන්ගේ මූලිකත්වයෙන් සකස් කළ අතුරුදන් වූවන් පිළිබඳ කොමිෂන් වාර්තාවෙන් එම චෝදනා පරාජය කළහැකි බව හෙතෙම සඳහන් කළේය. එම නිර්දේශ සම්බන්ධයෙන් මේ මොහොතේ ආණ්ඩුව නොකළ යුතු දේ පිළිබඳවද හෙතෙම අදහස් පළ කළේය. සිංහFM දේශපාලන වැඩසටහනකට සහභාගි වෙමින් ජයතිලක මහතා ඒ බව කියා සිටියේය. සම්පූර්ණ වැඩසටහන පහතින්. අනිත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/15)

THE ROLE of the OPPOSITION in a PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM 
By Neville Ladduwahetty
The Preamble to Sri Lanka’s 1978 Constitution states that Sri Lanka is a “DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC whilst ratifying the immutable republican principle of REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY, and assuring to all peoples FREEDOM, EQUALITY, JUSTICE, FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS and the INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY”. Continuing, the Preamble states: “WE, THE FREELY ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE OF SRI LANKA, in pursuance of such Mandate, humbly acknowledge our obligations to our People…” In keeping with these “immutable republican principles” the elected representatives are obligated to represent the interests of the Sri Lankan People.  In a Democracy the structural arrangement... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/15)

Video: Gota regrets ending war-යුද්දය අවසන් කරීම ගැන කණගාටු හිතෙනවා..
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Former defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said yesterday he now regretted to have finished the war because he had to undergo lots of trouble as a result of doing so. Mr. Rajapaksa expressed these views when he came to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate serious acts of fraud, corruption and abuse of power, state resources, and privileges (PRECIFAC) yesterday, to give a statement over the Rakna Lanka armoury. Mr. Rajapaksa said he has had to report to all these commissions as a result of ending the war.(මෙරට දශක ගණනක් තිබූ යුද්ධය අවසන් කිරීමට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/15)

Countdown to the crisis begins
Courtesy Island
*Disquiet within Sinhala community over OHCHR report *Gazetting of ministry functions and institutions delayed further *IMF warns of ballooning budget deficit and makes strict ‘recommendations’ *Rupee slides, stock market stagnates & higher interest rates on the cards *Mutterings of discontent within UNP September 19, 2015, 7:48 pm The release of the OHCHR report on Sri Lanka by the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) has further compounded a complicated situation in Sri Lanka. What counts in this report are not the so called ‘findings’ because none those have been proved or even established... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/09/15)

Maithri ‘corrects’ Mangala on death penalty
By Sandun Jayawardana Courtesy The Nation
President Maithripala Sirisena has ‘corrected’ his Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s statement made to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) regarding the Sri Lankan Government’s stance on the death penalty. Speaking at an official function in Galle on Friday (September 18), the President pledged to implement the death penalty from next year provided he obtained Parliamentary approval. President Sirisena cited the rape and murder of a five-year-old girl in Kotadeniyawa as the most recent example of a series of violent crimes and noted it had reignited calls within society to re-implement capital punishment.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/09/15)

OHRC report hundred times more severe but for regime change: President
Courtesy Island
No CEPA talks in India says Ranil September 19, 2015, 8:13 pm President Maithripala Sirisena Friday said that the report of High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva would have been hundred times more severe than it was but for the regime change of January 8 this year. The president, flanked by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, was addressing publishers, editors and other media heads at a hurriedly summoned meeting following the release of the report from the OHCR in Geneva last week. External Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe were associated with the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/09/15)

UN diluted ‘war crimes’ report following MR’s defeat–govt Prez, PM blame media for false ‘CEPA’ reports ‘Govt sans Mahinda good for country’
By Shamindra Ferdinando  Courtesy Island
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday claimed the recently released Geneva report that dealt with accountability issues during the conflict would have been a 1,000 times worse than the one the country was confronted with had there been a government under Mahinda Rajapaksa. The January 8 revolution prompted the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to dilute the report; President Maithripala Sirisena told a hastily arranged media conference at the President’s House yesterday evening. Addressing print and electronic media representatives, President Maithripala Sirisena said that had the Rajapaksas remained in power some persons could have been named... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/09/15)

US Draft Resolution Calls for International Involvement in SL Judicial Mechanism
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy The New Indian Express
COLOMBO: The United States’ draft resolution on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka has called for the involvement of international judges, prosecutors and investigators  in the domestic judicial mechanism which Colombo is expected to set up to try cases of war crimes, a Geneva-datelined report in “WeekendFT” said on Saturday. But indicating a softening of the US stand on Lanka, the draft resolution praises the steps taken by the new Lankan government headed by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to restore democracy and promote ethnic reconciliation in the island nation.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/09/15)

Why another investigation : If OHCHR claims Sri Lanka has committed war crimes present report to General Assembly/UN Security Council
Shenali D Waduge 
Two international probes have been held against Sri Lanka vis a vis the final phase of the conflict. If both international probes with international experts claim that war crimes have been committed by Sri Lanka why is there any need for a third international investigation or a domestic hybrid investigation with international judges? What is this hybrid investigation set up anyway? It is not within the jurisdiction of the OHCHR head appoint such and the GOSL would be foolish to agree. If the OHCHR is so confident of its report and it has sufficient evidence to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/09/15)

සාමකාමි, සමෘද්ධිමත්, ධාර්මික දේශයක් සඳහා. ශී්‍ර ලංකාවේ සියලූම දේශපාලන පක්ෂ වෙත ඉදිරිපත් කෙරෙන විවෘත සංදේශයක්
මහනුවර සිංහල බෞද්ධ ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ පුරවැසියන්ගේ සංවිධානය
මහනුවර සිංහල- බෞද්ධ ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ පුරවැසියන්ගේ සංවිධානය විසින් 2014 දෙසැම්බර් 2 දින ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලද සිය (100) පනත සංදේශයේ ඇතුළත් කරුණු සාරාංශ කර මෙහි දැක්වේ. අදාල සමස්ථ සංදේශය මෙම පති්‍රකාව අවසානයේ දැක්වෙන ලිපිනයෙන් ද ලබාගත හැකිය. එක් රටක්, එක් රාජ්‍යයක් හා එක් ජාතියක් 2. එක් නීතියක් / මේ යටතේ තේස වලමෙයි සහ මුස්ලිම් නීතිය අහෝසි කිරීම. 3. එක් රාජ්‍ය භාෂාවක් – සිංහල (උතුරු නැගෙනහිර බහුතරය දෙමළ වන තන්හි දෙමළ භාෂාව සාධාරණය භාවිතය) 4. බුද්ධාගම රාජ්‍ය ආගම 5. පක්ෂ දේශපාලනයෙන් විනිර් මුක්ත උත්තරීතර ජාතික උපදේශක මණ්ඩලයක් ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/09/15)

An international probe hidden behind hybrid mechanism
Courtesy The Nation
If the newly elected government headed by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe expected the on-going sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to be a resounding diplomatic victory for Sri Lanka, they must be disappointed. Zeid’s statement at the UNHRC was as scathing as it was biased. He accepted that LTTE committed atrocities during the war but most of the alleged human rights violations singled out for mention were purportedly by Sri Lankan troops Initially, it appeared as if the stage was set for a reasonable compromise, with the new... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/09/15)

Prince Zeid’s war on Sri Lanka -The Geneva Games
By Dr Dayan Jayatilleka  Courtesy The  Nation
 Zeid Al Hussein and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, have declared open season on our country. The single most dangerous thing about his report is the utterly outrageous recommendation to the United Nations system and all member states of the United Nations, i.e. 193 countries, to initiate investigations and prosecutions against Sri Lankans under the doctrine of universal jurisdiction. Recommendation No 36 on page 251 of the Report, addressed to “The United Nations system and Member States” urges that “whenever possible, notably under Universal Jurisdiction, investigate and prosecute... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/09/15)

Give us clarity Mr Prime Minister
By The Nation
In a meeting with media heads and editors Friday afternoon at the President’s House, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe wanted to know where the media stood with respect to certain issues, in particular CEPA (Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement). Showing much irritation, Wickremesinghe blasted the media in general for making an issue out of nothing and indicated that he was embarrassed by the brouhaha regarding CEPA before and during his visit to India. ‘It was my first visit after becoming the Prime Minister and had nothing to do with any agreement,’ he said He reiterated the sentiments... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/09/15)

Letter to president
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම ඇමෙරිකා එක්සත් ජනපදය
මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මැතිතුමා ජනාධිපති ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජනරජය ප්‍රිය ජනාධිපතිතුමණි, සාමකාමී සහජීවනය හා රටේ තිරසර සංවර්‍ධනය උදෙසා බිම් මට්ටමින් ගතයුතු ප්‍රථම පියවර සමාජයේ විනය ගරුක භාවය, සදාචාරය හා සාර ධර්‍ම ශීඝ්‍රයෙන් පිරිහී යාම; අඩු නොවන ජීවන බර, දරිද්‍රතාවය හා වැඩිවෙන ඇති-නැති පරතරය; සැලැස්මක් නැති හා  නොසැලකිළිමත් ක්‍රියා නිසා ස්වාභාවික පරිසරයට සිදුවෙමින් පවතින හානිය, යන මේ කාරණා ලංකාවට පමණක් සීමාවූ අර්බුද නොවේ. එසේ නමුත් ලෝකයේ වෙනත් බොහෝ රටවල් මෙන් නොව, ලංකාවට මේ ප්‍රශ්න ජයගැනීමට ඉඩ ප්‍රස්ථා සැලසෙන වාතාවරණයක් 2009 මැයි 18 දායින් පසු උදාවුණත්, එය සාර්‍ථක ලෙස උපයෝගි කරගෙන නැතිබව රටේ චන්දදායකයින් විසින් දැන් දෙවරක්ම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/09/15)

UNHRC stands diluted after MR was toppled
By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan Courtesy Ceylon Today
The United Nation Humans Rights Council report that was tabled was not 'strong in words' and such a diluted version was possible only after the new government came to power on 8 January, President Maithripala Sirisena told a special media briefing at the President's House, yesterday.  The President with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinge, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, explained the government's stance on the UNHRC report and urged the media to handle the issue with more responsibility, caution and balance. The President said the Council report was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/15)

Hybrid court hangs in the balance UNHRC NO PRINCIPAL SL NOT A STUDENT – Mangala
By Sulochana Ramiah mohan Courtesy Ceylon Today
The government has proposed a South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) model customized to Sri Lanka as a domestic mechanism to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which urged Sri Lanka to create a 'hybrid special court' to address the alleged war crimes. At the media brief yesterday, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said "UNHRC is not the 'school principal' and Sri Lanka 'her students' to agree what is best for Sri Lanka but would sit and plan out what is best for Sri Lanka with the UNHRC". Calling it a consensual... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/15)

TRC, Hybrid Courts and transparency GOSL’s options regarding
By Uditha Devapriya Courtesy The Nation
Processes are rarely perfect. They have their champions. They have their critics. Very rarely do mechanisms and structures created to address reconciliation achieve everything and anything they want to achieve. Those who commend one mechanism over another, then, are either myopic or silent to this truth. This is the case whatever the context is and whatever the aims of such structures are. The Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) has over the years expressed its opinion of reconciliation. The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), its critics used to say, went beyond that mandate.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/15)

Discomfiting ricochet after taking hard punches
Courtesy The Natio
Though they were partially hysterical, there was an air of predictability about the comments made by the UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Raad Al Hussein when he spoke on Wednesday about the OHCHR report on Sri Lanka and on what in his opinion, is to follow. Hysterical, because he did not rule out the ‘plausibility of genocide’, saying that there had been systemic violence perpetrated against innocents and combatants, mainly by the armed forces. Would the Sri Lankan government agree to the proposal for the so-called hybrid court to try armed forces personnel charged for supposed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/15)

මොන්ට්රියෝල් නගරයට ගිම්හානය ඇවිල්ලා
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
මොන්ට්‍රියෝල් නගරයේ පටු මාවත් දිගේ අප ඇවිද යන්නෙමු අතිනත් අල්ලාගෙන දහසකුත් වූ මිනිස් ප්‍රාණීන් අතර කෙනෙකු නැත ඇස ගැටෙන තවත් දිනයක් උදාවී හිරු එලිය සිප ගනියි කළු ගලින් කල මංමාවත් රැගෙන එයි උණුසුම් සුළඟ ගිම්හානයේ සම්ප්‍රාප්තිය පිලිබඳ පණිවිඩය කහ පැහැති ටියුලිප් මල් සෙලවේ ගිම්හාන සුළගේ තාලයට ගයයි ගීතයක් කුරුල්ලෙකු සුමුදු විලසින් උසැති මේපල් ගසක අත්තක සිට නිල් අහස නරඹයි නගරයක අසිරිය රාත්‍රියේදී රහසින් සඳුට කියා දෙන්නට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/15)

ටොයියාගේ තියරිය
ධර්මන් වික‍්‍රමරත්න
ඉකුත් ජනවාරි 8 දින ආරම්භවී අගොස්තු 17වැනිදා විකසිතවූ දේශපාලන ‘විප්ලවය’ ප‍්‍රතිවිප්ලවකාරී බලවේගයන්ගෙන් රැක ගනිමින් ඉදිරියට ගෙනයා යුතු යැයි එම ජයග‍්‍රහණයට දායකවූ පක්ෂ නායකයෝ, එන්.ජී.ඕ සිවිල් සංවිධාන නිරතුරුව පවසති. එම විප්ලවය වනාහි පරාජයට පත් රාජපක්ෂ ආණ්ඩුවට ආවේනිකව පැවැතිනියැයි කියන දූෂණය, ප‍්‍රචණ්ඩත්වය, ඒකාධිපතිත්වයට එරෙහිව උද්ගත වූ ජනතා ප‍්‍රවාහයක ප‍්‍රතිඵලයක් සේ ඔවුන් විසින් හුවා දක්වති. ටොයියාගේ තියරිය එය වේ. එයට එරෙහි වන්නෝ බයියෝය. වෙලේ මාළු ඇලට ඇවිත් ඇලේ මාළුන්ට කියන්නේ අපි හිටියේ වැවේ කියලාය. කැපුවත් අපි මහින්ද‍ගේ මිනිස්සු යැයි කිවූ අය ෆුල්, ස්ටේට් හෝ හාෆ් ඇමතිකම් ගන්නේ ඒ අනුවය. රාජපක්ෂ ආණ්ඩුවේ සිටියේ එවැනි ඇමතිවරු 91කි. මේ ආණ්ඩුවේ 93කි. තවත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/15)

ආයුබෝවන්!අන්තරේ නජිත් සහ ලහිරු
ධර්මන් වික්‍රමරත්න  විශේෂාංග ලිපියක්
අන්තර් විශ්ව විද්‍යාල ශිෂ්‍ය බල මණ්ඩලය(අන්තරේ) 29වැනි කැඳවුම්කරුවූ කොළඹ වෛද්‍ය පීඨයේ අවසන් වසර සිසු නජිත් ඉන්දික වෙනුවට එහි 30වැනි කැඳවුම්කරුවූ රජරට විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ මහා ශිෂ්‍ය සංගමයේ සභාපතිවරයාවන ශ්‍රාස්ත්‍ර පීඨයේ  ළහිරු වීරසේකර ඉකුත් සෙනසුරාදා එනම් සැප්තැම්බර් 12 වැනිදා කැළණි සරසවියේ පැවති රැස්වීමකදී තෝරාපත් කර ගැණිනි. ලහිරු සහ නජිත්ට පිළිගැනීම සහ වෙන්වීම යන දෙකම වෙනුවෙන් පරස්පර අර්ථයන් දෙකකට ලොව භාවිතා කරන එකම වචනයවන ආයුබෝවන් කියා කියමු. අධ්‍යාපනික අයිතීන් ලබාගැනීම සදහා සරසවි සිසුන් 5,000කට අධික සහභාගිත්වයකින් යුත් පෙළපාලියකින් ජනාධිපති මන්දිරය අසළට එන නජිත් ඉන්දික.  අන්තරේ ආරම්භ වූයේ 1969 ජුනි 28වැනිදා පේරාදෙණිය සරසවියේදී වන අතර එහි ප්‍රථම සභාපතිවරයා වූයේ මැල්කම්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/15)

Zaid Ra’ad Al Hussain’s UN report on Sri Lankan war crimes is like false documents Tony Blair produced for George Bush to  declare war on Iraq.
By Charles.S. Perera
Yes of course Zaid Ra’ad Al Hussain and Pablo de Greiff may have heard of terrorism, but terrorism in Sri Lanka they see  through their  professional eyes, after all they have a job to do.   They cannot  see it  from the eyes of those who witnessed the brutality of  terrorism. Therefore they do not see it from the angle of those who suffered from terrorism. They take reality for myth and  myth for reality. But they cannot shut their eyes to the  human side of what it was like suffering under terrorism. For them the period... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/15)

QUESTIONS FOR THE UNHRC AND OTHER RELEVANT BODIES : TAMIL NADU TAMIL PROBLEMS - WHY SHOULD SRI LANKA PAY FOR IT?
By Concerned Citizen
I am putting together some information I have read up on the Lankaweb and other sources, in Defense of Sri Lanka going to war with the LTTE over the many years and exposing certain facts that the International Community tends to ignore. After some 500 years of suffering under Colonial Rule, we the Lankans, have some Questions to ask and facts to present: No one in the UNHRC is asking why it is that the Tamil leaders of Lanka have consistently asked for a Separate state even during the time of British Colonial rule (1815-1948) ​where the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/15)

Sri Lanka ‘Lichchavised’ by the ‘RCM’ Dictatorship 
By Gandara John
The ‘RW-CBK-MS’ (RCM) dictatorship have planned the pulverisation of the Island Nation to four States with a new Constitution, while a smug Sampanthan looks on. Addressing Parliament on 02 Sep 15 on taking oaths as the leader of the Opposition, Sampanthan of the TNA advocated the creation of 3 to 5 States within the Nation of Sri Lanka (SL), with maximum powers of Governance devolved upon those States. The likely States that Sampanthan had in mind, political observers say, were the Tamil - Eelam State, the Wahhabi Islamic State, the Indian - Plantation State and the Nordic... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/15)

If US Fed raises interest rates this week, brace for global financial earthquake
Citizens Electoral Council of Australia Media Release  Thursday, 17 September 2015
A decision this Friday by the US Federal Reserve to raise interest rates could set off an earthquake in the global debt bubble, which is now much bigger than at the time of the 2008 crash. The shock waves will slam economies which have lots of debt inflated by years of record low interest rates—including Australia. The International Monetary Fund, World Bank and Bank for International Settlements have all issued warnings ahead of the US Fed’s decision, urging against a rate rise. In a 14 September report, BIS chief... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/15)

A Trojan horse
The Editorial Island
September 17, 2015, 7:09 pm The UNHRC report on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka is being interpreted in different ways. Its authors have apparently avoided the mistakes UNSG Ban Ki-moon’s expert panel made in the Darusman report. They have refrained from plucking civilian casualty figures out of the air and sought to give the report a semblance of balance. Perhaps, the demolition by Sir Desmond de Silva, QC et al of the arguments and claims in the Darusman report riddled with flaws may have prompted them to act with some restraint. The Geneva report stresses,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/15)

හයිබ්‍රිඩ් උසාවියේ තෝල්කවරු
Editorial Divaina අවසානයේ බළලා මල්ලෙන් එළියට පැන තිබේ. ඒ ලෙහන්නටත් පෙර මල්ල ඉරාගෙනය. කල් මරමින් සිටි ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට එරෙහි යුද අපරාධ වාර්තාව පෙරේදා ජිනීවාහිදී එළිදක්‌වා තිබිණි. ඒ අනුව ශ්‍රී ලංකාව තුළ 2002 වර්ෂයේ සිට 2011 දක්‌වා වූ කාලය අතරතුර සිදුවූවා යෑයි කියන මානව හිමිකම් කඩවීම විමර්ශනය කිරීමට විදේශ විනිසුරුවරුන්ගෙන් සමන්විත වූ හයිබ්‍රිඩ් අධිකරණයක්‌ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ස්‌ථාපිත කළ යුතු බව ජගත් මානව හිමිකම් මහ කොමසාරිස්‌ සෙයිද් රාද් අල් හුසේන් ප්‍රකාශ කර තිබිණි. වැඩිදුරටත් වාර්තා වන ආකාරයට ජගත් මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලයේ විශේෂ කාර්යාලයක්‌ ද ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පිහිටුවීමට යෝජනා වී තිබේ. 2002 - 2011 කාලය අතරතුර මෙරට ආරක්‍ෂක අංශ හෝ ඔවුන්ට සම්බන්ධ... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 18/09/15)

Prince Zeid’s War On Sri Lanka
Mahinda Gunasekera
September 16, 2015 His Excellency, Maithripala Sirisena President of Sri Lanka Copy to:  Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe, Prime Minister "     "    Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs "     "    Hon. Cabinet Ministers "     "   Permanent Secretaries to HE the President, Prime Minister, and Min. of Foreign Aff. Your Excellency, Unproven Allegations of War Crimes and Violation of Int'l Humanitarian Law We who consider Sri Lanka as our dearly beloved motherland are confused as to the position the present government is taking to answer various allegations of wrong doing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/15)

LLRC was the domestic inquiry in response to the UN & IC
Shenali D Waduge
When biased people get together and hold a biased trial what is the outcome? A biased judgement. We have had enough of bias to last a lifetime and it seems to be getting worse. What needs to be made clear is that the UN and whoever they call the International Community demanded an investigation into the last 3 months. The preposterous demand completely ignored 30 years of suffering and only a handful of victims became the star focus. Bias went to a new level with sugar coated words issuing from the UN/UNHRC and foreign envoys mixing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/15)

අනගාරික ධර්මපාල 19/20 ශතවර්ශයන්හි විසු ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨතම ශ්‍රී ලාංකියායි  
චානක බණ්ඩාරගේ
සැප්තැම්බර් 17 වෙනි දිනට යෙදෙන අනගාරික ධර්ම දිනය වෙනුවෙනි ධර්මපාල විරෝධීන් සහ වෙනත් මථධාරීන්  ධර්මපාල තුමා සටන් කලේ සිංහළ බෞද්ධයන්ට පමණක් යයි කියත්.  මෙය තරමක් වැරදි සහගත වූ කියමනකි.  ධර්මපාලතුමාගේ සෑම ලිපියකම, කතාවකම පාහේ එවකට ශ්‍රී ලංකාව බලෙන් පාලනය කළ බ්‍රිතාන්‍යය අධිරාජ්‍යවාදී පාලනයට සිය විරෝධය ප්‍රකාශ කර තිබුණි.  එනම්, ඔහු සෑම ශ්‍රීලාංකිකයෙක් වෙනුවෙන්ම සටන් කළේය. ධර්මපාලතුමා වැඩියෙන්ම සිංහල බෞද්ධයන් වෙනුවෙන් කතා කළ බව ඇත්තය.   ශ්‍රීලංකාව වනාහි සිංහල බෞද්ධ අඩිතාලමක් (foundation) ඇති රටකි. මෙහි බහුතර ජනතාව සිංහළය. ඔවුන් වෙනුවෙන් හඬක් නැගීම වරදක් නොවේ. අද සමාජයට නොගැලපෙන වදන් ධර්මපාලතුමා පැවසුවේයැයි ධර්මපාලතුමා විරෝධීන් එතුමාට දොස් කියති. එතුමා ජාතිවාදියෙකු යයි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/15)

BUILDING A BRIDGE – WILL IT ACCRUE BENEFIT, RISK OR THREAT TO THE SOVEREIGNTY OF SRI LANKA
By Kanthar Balanathan, Australia
DipEE(UK), GradCert(RelEng-Monash), DipBus&Admin(Finance-Massey), MIEE, CEng, MIEAust (Ret), CPEng(Ret) Retired Director & Power Systems Specialist Engineer, Sri Lanka, the republican soil is owned by the people (citizens) of SriLanka. The country does not belong to the politicians or the Ministers or the President. The executive and politicians (MPs) are elected by the people, and hence the portfolios to be managed or administered are chosen by the parliament and/or approved by the Executive. The republican constitution must be followed and the sections that govern for each of the functions should be complied with by all. Deviation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/09/15)

Day of the Jackal of Sri Lankan Political Zoo
by Ravi Prasad Herath Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Today is J. R. Jayewardene’s 109th birth anniversary “My Friends called me old Fox” - J. R. Jayewardene  By name, the Resplendent Isle or the pearl of the Indian Ocean as Sri Lanka was known, it was the foreigners who carried away, or exported our precious gems. The Kings, merchants and the Elite, amongst the Ceylonese, processed gems and jewellery; however the henchmen were engaged servitude and carried favour to the masters.  Thus in this manner the citizen either failed to understand or appreciate, the national economy or this factor was not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/15)

අනගාරික ධර්මපාලතුමන් අවසන්වරට ලියූ අවසන් නොකළ ස්‌වයං චරිතාපදානය - 1 නොනිමි මෙහෙවරක සටහන්
මාගේ ජීවිතයේ මුල් යුගයේ අනුස්‌මරණ
මාගේ කේන්දරය අනුව මා ඉපදුනේ බුද්ධ පරිනිර්වාණයෙන් 2408 වැනි වර්ෂයෙහි සැප්තැම්බර් මාසයේ 17 වැනි ශනි දින කොළඹ ප්‍රධාන පෙළේ බෞද්ධ පවුලකය. ක්‍රිස්‌තු වර්ෂයෙන් කියතොත් 1864 දීය. මා උපදින කාලයේදී නගරයේ බෞද්ධ සිද්ධස්‌ථාන නොතිබුණේය. පසළොස්‌වක්‌ පෝය දිනවල සැදැහැවත් බෞද්ධයන්ට උපෝසථ සීලය සමාදන් වීම සඳහා කොළඹින් සැතපුම් 10 ක්‌ ඈතින් පිහිටි කැලණියට යාමට සිදුවිය. කොළඹින් සැතපුම් 7 ක්‌ දකුණෙන් රත්මලානේද බෞද්ධ විහාරයක්‌ තිබුණි. එය උගත් වලානේ හාමුදුරුවන් නිසා ප්‍රසිද්ධියට පත්ව තිබුණේය. බෞද්ධ දෙ මවුපියන්ට කොළඹ දී උපන් දරුවන් ක්‍රිස්‌තියානි පල්ලියකට ගෙනයාමට සිදුවිය. එහිදී දේවගැතිවරයෙක්‌ දෙ මවුපියන්ගේ නම් ද දරුවා උපන් දිනය ද සටහන් කරගෙන, දරුවාට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/15)

දේශ අහිතෛෂී චිත්‍රපටියක්
චානක බණ්ඩාරගේ
‘ඔබ` නැතුව ඔබ එක්ක’ නමින් චිත්‍රපටියක් මේ දිනවල ප්‍රදර්ශනය වේ.  මේ චිත්‍රපටිය බටහිර රටවල ජාත්‍යාන්තර සිනමා උළෙලන්හිදී සම්මාන පිට සම්මාන ලබා ඇතැයි මේ චිත්‍රපටියේ නිෂ්පාදකවරු පවසති.  ඒ කථාව ඇත්තය. ඉදිරියේදී තවත් බටහිර ජාත්‍යාන්තර සිනමා උළෙලන්හිදී සම්මාන පිට සම්මාන මෙම චිත්‍රපටය විසින් ලබාගනු නිසැකය. මේ චිත්‍රපටිය දේශ අහිතෛෂී එකකි. ඒ මන්ද? මේ චිත්‍රපටියේ කතාව පදනම්ව ඇත්තේ අපගේ හමුදා විසින් අහිංසක දෙමළ වැසියන්ට හිරිහැර කිරීම පිළිබඳවයි. සිංහල හමුදාව යනුවෙන් අපේ හමුදාව හඳුන්වා එය කෘර, ම්ලේච්ච එකක් බව ලෝකයට පෙන්වීමට බෙදුන්වාදීන් සැම විටම උත්සහ කරත්. අපේ හමුදාව තුල දෙමළ වැසියන්ට කෲර දේ සිදුවෙන බව පෙන්වන චිත්‍රපට තැනීමෙන් එකී නිෂ්පාදක වරුන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/15)

Faith and Islam
By A. Abdul Aziz.
(Given below is an excerpt of the Friday Sermon delivered by Ahmadiyya Supreme Head (Khalifa) Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad  at Baithul Futhuh Mosque, London, U.K. on 11 th September 2015 gave a discourse on Faith in Islam.)  Ahmadiyya Khalifa said:    An individual who claims to be a Muslim can only be defined as true Muslim if he has strong faith and understands the reality of the teachings of Islam. Faith is to dedicate oneself solely to God and to act upon His commandments. Islam implies understanding all commandments and while saving oneself from every... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/15)

The Rise of History's Biggest Empire
Video By teleSur Abby Martin explores the U.S. Empire, its rise to world hegemony and its impact on people and the planet. Posted September 08, 2015 https://youtu.be/sZLLpgsK_pg... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 17/09/15)

Wimal attacks Govt Traitors on UNHCR Report
PLEASE watch this about the Geneva report and potential dire consequences if allowed to go ahead.  
https://youtu.be/giVeN0kHwlg අන්තර්ජාතික අපරාධ අධිකරණයේ ශාඛාවක් මිශ‍්‍ර අධිකරණයක් නමින් රට තුළ පිහිටුවා රට බේරාගත්, රටට සාමය හා නිදහස දිනා දුන් රණවිරුවන් දංගෙඩියට දැක්කීමට ඉඩදී නිහඩව සිටිය හැකිදැයි ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණේ නායක, පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා මුළුමහත් ජාතියෙන් විමසා සිටි. ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණේ ප‍්‍රධාන කාර්යාලයේදී පැවති විශේෂ මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් අමතමින් ඒ මහතා එසේ විමසා සිටියේය. එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක් වූ විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා මෙසේද පැවසීය. ‘‘2002-2011 කාලසීමාව තුළ ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාව තුළ සිදු වූවා යැයි කියන යුද අපරාධ පිළිබඳව තමයි එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/15)

The Borulagoda Gunawardenas  via A Requiem for Indika Gunawardena
Senaka Weeraratna: “A Very Personal Memoir”
Death of Indika Gunawardena  Indika Gunawardena, former Cabinet Minister and MP passed away on September 14, 2015. He was 72. Indika, the eldest son of late MEP leader Philip Gunawardena was the brother of Dinesh Gunawardena MP (a member of the RC 1960 group). The family of Phillip and Kusuma Gunawardena had five children (four Boys and one Girl). All four boys namely Indika, Prasanna, Dinesh and Gitanjana had their primary and secondary school education at Royal Primary School and Royal College respectively.  Three brothers Indika, Dinesh and Gitanjana became Members of Parliament... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/15)

විදේශ රටවලින් ලබාගන්නා දැනුමට අමතරව දේශීය විද්‍යාඥයන්ගේ ඥාණය  රටේ සංවර්ධනයට යොදා ගැනීමට ප්‍රමුඛතාවයක් ලබා දෙනවා.- අමාත්‍ය සුසිල් ප්‍රේමජයන්ත - 
මාධ්‍ය අංශය තාක්ෂණ, තාක්ෂණ අධ්‍යාපන හා රැකියා අමාත්‍යාංශය
අමාත්‍යාංශයට අනුබද්ධ ආයතන තුළින් සංවර්ධනයකොට ඇති යම් යම් මෙවලම් මාර්ගයෙන් විදේශ රටවලින් ලබා ගන්නා දැනුමට වඩා දේශීය විද්‍යාඥයින් විසින් දේශීය ඥාණය තුළින් නිර්මාණය කරන උපකරණ භාවිත කිරීම තුළින් විශාල සේවාවක් රටේ සංවර්ධනය සඳහා යොදාගත හැකි බවත්, ඒ සඳහා විදෙස් ගතවී සිටින ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය විද්‍යාඥයන් හා බුද්ධිමතුන්ට මෙරටට පැමිණ එයට දායකත්වය ලබාදීමට කටයුතු කිරීම රටේ සංවර්ධනයට ප්‍රබල දායකත්වයක් බව තාක්ෂණ, තාක්ෂණ අධ්‍යාපන හා රැකියා අමාත්‍ය ගරු සුසිල් ප්‍රේමජයන්ත මැතිතුමා අවධාරණය කර සිටී. අමාත්‍යවරයා මේ බව සඳහන් කර සිටියේ අද(17) උදෑසන මහනුවර ජාතික මූලික අධ්‍යාපන ආයතනයේ අළුතින් ඉඳිකරනු ලැබූ සිව්මහල් විද්‍යාගාරය ගොඩනැගිල්ල විවෘත කිරීමේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/15)

PPFA bats for refugee to minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan
Issued by Rupam Barua, Nava Thakuria, Pramod Kalita, Anup Sarma, Jagadindra Raichoudhury, Tarali Chakrabarty for PPFA.
Guwahati, 17 September 2015:  The Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) has welcomed the Centre’s initiative to exempt the minority communities of Bangladesh and Pakistan, who have entered into India on or before 31st December last year due to religious persecution there, from the relevant provisions of rules and order made under the Passport (Entry into India) Act, 1920 and the Foreigners Act, 1946, and said that they may be given the refugee status. The PPFA, however, asserted that Assam alone should not be burdened... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/15)

Tamil protesters call for Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to be tried for war crimes and genocide committed during civil war
QADIJAH IRSHAD Courtesy The Independent (UK)
On the eve of a delayed UN report into the bitter conflict, Tamils are on the march calling for justice from the international community “I’m looking for my daughter, my daughter-in law and two little grandchildren who disappeared during the war,” says Sivaneswari, rubbing her arthritic legs as she rests after a five-day protest march across the northern tip of Sri Lanka. “I have faith they are still alive.” Like Sivaneswari, 63, most of the bedraggled Tamil protesters from Sri Lanka’s biggest ethnic minority community, holding up photographs of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/15)

We warned Mahinda of international regime change conspiracy - Prof. Vitarana
Courtesy Island
September 16, 2015, 8:45 pm When it came to the presidential elections, we warned Mahinda that an American led regime change conspiracy was afoot in this country and we suggested ways out of this trap. But astrology outweighed scientific socialism and the country is now faced with this situation. A part of the conventional political wisdom in this country was that the SLFP loses when they contest elections on their own but wins when they contest together with the political parties of the traditional left. This was the pattern from the first SLFP victory in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/15)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – A Malady Shared by East and West
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.
 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed life-threatening events such as natural disasters, serious accidents, terrorist incidents, war, or violent personal assaults. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs in an estimated 8% of men and 20% of women who are exposed to traumatic events. The cross-cultural validity of the PTSD has been questioned by many experts. Some consider PTSD is a Western culture-bound disorder. However psychological trauma is a universal phenomenon. Traumatic experiences are universal and it has psychological, neurological,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/15)

Energy cannot be saved in baking but direct heat cooking can save 60% energy wasted
Dr Hector Perera     London
There are a number of ways to cook our food for example, dry heat cooking, baking, steaming, grilling, roasting, boiling, stewing, frying, shallow frying, deep frying, barbequing and basting. In dry heat cooking methods, the food being cooked does not use water to cook the food. The food is left dry and heat is applied to cook the food. Such methods of cooking are: baking, steaming, grilling, and roasting. When heat is applied to the food, the food cooks in its own juice or the water added to the food during its preparation evaporates during... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/15)

Zeid urges creation of hybrid special court in Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
A UN report published today has identified patterns of grave violations in Sri Lanka between 2002 and 2011, strongly indicating that war crimes and crimes against humanity were most likely committed by both sides to the conflict. The report recommends the establishment of a hybrid special court, integrating international judges, prosecutors, lawyers and investigators, as an essential step towards justice. “Our investigation has laid bare the horrific level of violations and abuses that occurred in Sri Lanka, including indiscriminate shelling, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, harrowing accounts of torture and sexual violence, recruitment of children and other... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/15)

Full Report of OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
The long-anticipated report of the United Nations investigation into allegations of human rights violations during the war in Sri Lanka was released a short while ago. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN high commissioner for human rights, unveiled the report on war crimes and atrocities during a press conference at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on Wednesday morning. The report was commissioned under a 2014 resolution drafted by the United States and strongly backed by Britain while the former government under Mahinda Rajapaksa had refused to co-operate with the international community. But the diplomatic atmosphere... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/15)

Episode  11 - Main Actor Maitripala Sirisena the President.
Sudath Gunasekara, Mahanuwara 15.9.2015
I for one do not blame or underestimate the attempts made by President Sirisena to appease and reconcile the so-called Tamil problem or his trying to win over the Tamil population to the SLFP as he may be doing so in good intentions as the President of the whole nation. Even otherwise as a traditional Sinhala Buddhist villager it is no wonder he is trying to display his gratefulness to the Tamils who voted him en masse at the last Presidential Election. That is really magnanimous for him to do so in keeping with the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/15)

Ending Kafka's trial: Can "Good Governance"  name the  unnamed accusers  used by the Darusman report ?
By Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada
Let us recall that the United Nations secretary general appointed a committee of four individuals to ADVISE HIM about the human rights situation in Sri Lanka. This report, known as the Darusman report has since then assumed a role that the secretary general never intended it to have.  It has become one of the  key weapons used against  Sri Lanka by the UN human rights commission. This September we see the return of the gladiators where the “trial” was delayed because of the change of government in Sri Lanka. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/15)

Gadkari, Lankan PM Discuss 5.19 Billion Dollar India-Lanka Road Project
Courtesy The Indian Express
NEW DELHI: An ambitious USD 5.19 billion road project to connect India and Sri Lanka with a sea-bridge and an underwater tunnel is believed to have been discussed today by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari during his talks with visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, called on Wickremesinghe here today and discussed construction of a sea bridge and an underwater tunnel linking 22-km stretch between Talaimannar in the island nation and Dhanushkodi in India, official sources said. To improve connectivity with the neighbouring nations, India has signed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/15)

Monsanto's Sealed Documents Reveal the Truth behind Roundup's Toxicological Dangers
by Richard Gale and Gary Null Courtesy www.organicconsumers.org
The year 2015 hasn’t been kind to Monsanto. In March, the World Health Organization declared that the company’s flagship product, its herbicide glyphosate or Roundup, is a probable human carcinogen. Increasingly, national health ministries are taking a hard second look at glyphosate’s health and environmental dangers and efforts are underway to ban the herbicide.[1] To protect its citizens, last year the Netherlands, Bermuda and Sri Lanka have either banned or imposed strict limits on Roundup. Last June, France banned its use in gardens. Brazil, Germany and Argentina are considering legislative bans. And this... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/15)

රටට හොරෙන් CEPA අත්සන් කරන ලකුණු. මෙන්න පිළිගත හැකි මූලාශ්‍ර…
උපුටාගැණීම www.mahinda.info
සීපා ගිවිසුම නිසා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට වෙන හානිය හේතු කොටගෙන එය අත්සන් කිරීමෙන් වැළකීමට මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ජනාධිපති තුමා කටයුතු කළේය. රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහ මහතාගේ ඉන්දීය සංචාරයේදී ‘සීපා’ ගිවිසුම් අත්සන් කිරීමක් හෝ ඒ ගැන සාකච්ඡා කිරීමක් හෝ සිදු නොවන්නේ යයි මලික් සමරවික්‍රම මහතා පවසා තිබුණි. විස්තරය. නමුත් සීපා ගිවිසුම ගැන සාකච්ඡා සිදුවෙන බවත්, අත්සන් කිරීමට නියමිත බවත්, පිළිගත හැකි ජනමාධ්‍ය වාර්තා බැලීමේදී පෙනී යයි. (මේවා පිළිගත හැක්කේ මුල් වාර්තා දෙක ඉන්දීය ජනමාධ්‍ය වීමත් 3 වැන්න එජාප ජනමාධ්‍යයක් වීමත් හේතුකොටගෙන ඒවා CEPA ගිවිසුමට අදාල පාර්ශවයන්ගේම මාධ්‍ය වාර්තා නිසයි). අපි ඒවා එකිනෙක බලමු. [1]. අද දින පළවූ ඉන්දියවේ “ද හින්දු” පුවත්පත... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/15)

මහින්ද රු 350 ට දුන්න පොහොර මිටිය දැන් රු 500 යි. ගොවීන්ට අපමණ අගයක්!
උපුටාගැණීම www.mahinda.info
මහින්ද චින්තන ප්‍රතිපත්තිය යටතේ එදා පොහොර මිටිය නිකුත් කළේ රු 350 ක ටයි. “රු 350 ට නිකුත් කරන පොහොර මිටියට රු 150 ක ඉන්ෂුවරන්ස් එකක් සමග මේ වන විට රු 500 ක් අය කරන බව” ගොවීහු පවසති. පහත වීඩියෝව බලන්න. යම් ලෙසකින් රු 150 ක රක්ෂණයෙන් ප්‍රතිඵලයක් අත් වූවානම් තව කමක් නැත. ගොවීන් පවසන පරිදි අස්වැන්නට හානි වී තිබියදීත් එම රක්ෂණයෙන් වන්දි මුදලක් ලැබී නොමැත. ඒ අනුව එය රක්ෂණයක් නොව යහාපාලන ආන්ඩුවෙන් කළ තවත් අය කිරීමක් බව පැහැදිළි වෙයි. රටේ සමස්ත රක්ෂණ ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ කීර්ති නාමයටම සිදු කර ඇති අපහාසය නිසා රක්ෂණ සේවයෙන් යැපෙන වෘත්තිකයින්ටත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/15)

Let’s remember Keppetipola and other heroes
K. Godage Former Ambassador Courtesy Island
September 9, 2015, 9:16 pm Year 2018 will mark the two hundredth anniversary of the first uprising against the British rule in 1818 in the Uva-Wellassa. This region was known as the granary of the Kingdom of Kandy before it was annexed by the British in 1815 under the ‘Kandyan Convention’. Even before the ink on the treaty was dry the British Colonial Government began to violate it in both spirit and substance. This led to a popular uprising led by the Kandyan Chiefs in 1818 and subsequently in 1838 in Matale. Those rebellions almost... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/15)

MR Questions New Stand On HR
By Ashanthi Warunasuriya Courtesy The Sunday leader
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has questioned the new position taken by some countries on the human rights issue in Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa’s spokesman Rohan Weliwitta said that the former President, feels that the new position clearly shows how political the human rights issue was. He said that the United States, which at one point called for an international investigation, is now backing a domestic investigation. Weliwitta said that if Rajapaksa was still the President, the US and its partners would have maintained calls for an international probe. When Rajapaksa was in power, he... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/15)

Prospects Of The Gargantuan Cabinet
Courtesy The Sunday Leader
The gigantic number of cabinet, state and deputy ministers keeps mounting with such frequency that it is quite a difficult task to keep pace with the expansion. At the time of writing the collective number is nearing a century. With nine provincial councils comprising chief ministers and ministers for various subjects, Sri Lanka could possibly claim a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the number of ministers to look after the interests of only 20 million people. Critics have pointed out that India, with a population of 2.1 billion and being a sub-continent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/15)

JVP sees power having shifted from one family to cartel of cronies
By Saman Indrajith Courtesy Island
September 13, 2015, 8:42 pm The administration came to power promising good governance, but the reins of government has shifted from a family to a cabal of cronies, the JVP says. Addressing the media at the JVP Headquarters in Pelawatte, Battaramulla, party Propaganda Secretary MP Vijitha Herath said those who had obtained a mandate by promising a 35-member cabinet, among other things, were now striving to break the record of the previous regime, which had 106 ministers. "One of the main accusations against Mahinda Rajapaksa government was the high number of ministers maintained at a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/15)

Rupee devaluation: Is it to save the country, exporters or the opposition?
http://i.mobypicture.com/user/cityvista/view/18463949 In 1990 one USD was LKR 40. This rate has nearly trebled to 115 by 2010. Do we see a related growth either in exports or balance of payments during this period? There can be multiple explanations why previous LKR devaluations didn’t work ... The devaluation of LKR naturally increases the cost of living. Any devaluation is associated with an immediate rise in imported food, fuel and other input prices. As we know by experience this puts immediate pressures not only on households but even local industries. It eventually forces the government, goods and services producers for both local and export markets to increase wages of labour,... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 15/09/15)

CB circular to reduce vehicles on Lankan roads -(Circular attached)
Adaderana
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has introduced a circular last night (14 September) preventing the purchase of vehicles on a 100 per cent or ‘Full Lease’ or ‘Hire Purchase’ basis without any initial down payments, in a bid to reduce the number of vehicles on Sri Lanka’s roads. A senior official from the CBSL said that according to this circular, lease facilities could be obtained only on 70 per cent of the value of the vehicle being purchased. The balance 30 per cent has to be paid by the buyer of the vehicle, added the official.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/15)

SL Rupee records historic low today
Adaderana
The lowest ever depreciation in history of the Sri Lankan against the US Dollar was recorded today (15 September). At the close of the money market today, the Sri Lankan Rupee recorded Rs. 140.25 against the US Dollar. The historic depreciation of the Rupee against the US Dollar is due to the lack of supply according to the demands. The Sri Lankan Rupee has continued to depreciate significantly against the US Dollar from the time it was left to float without the intervention of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. The Central bank has refrained from intervening in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/15)

Lankaweb you gave us space from where  to shout our anger against enemies of our motherland.
By Charles.S.Perera
I think I started writing to Lankaweb somewhere in 1997. Lankaweb perhaps did not make me a writer, but helped me to express my battered thoughts about my country.  It was an outlet to my pent up feelings.  A space where I could cry out as loud as I can  against those who were perpetrating injustice, treason,  and wrongs  against my country. For once I feel that we have been let down by my own people who have handed over Sri Lanka to merchants of driftwood and scrap, to be sold to our enemies. We have been... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/15)

Words of Advice to PM Ranil Wickremasinghe before signing anything with India
Shenali D Waduge
  It is good to always keep in mind that the well-funded campaign that dislodged Mahinda Rajapakse did so because he did not tow the line. If the next choice is a group that agrees to tow the line it is also good to remember that so long as one tows the line only they too can expect to be in power. Mahinda Rajapakse at least remains a man of honourable mention among his citizens for standing up to and defending the nation, an accolade that no smear campaign can take away from him. However, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/15)

අහෝ ගෝඨාභයව එලෝගෙන අපි කරගත් විනාසයක් – සිරස ටත් ටික ටික තේරෙයි.
උපුටාගැණීම www.mahinda.info
සීග්‍රයෙන් වැඩි වෙමින් පවතින අපරාධ රැල්ල ගැන අදහස් දක්වමින්, සිරස මාධ්‍යවේදීන් පැවසූයේ “ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා සිටියානම් රටේ මීට වඩා විනයක් පවත්වාගැනීමට හැකියාව තිබූ බව” යි. සිරස මීට කළින් සමාජගත කළ දේවල් හාත්පසින්ම වෙනස් කරමින්, “රටට අවශ්‍ය වන්නේ සොඳුරු ආඥාදායකයෙක් බවත් ඕනෑවට වඩා ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය අනවශ්‍ය බවත්” පැවසීය. පසුගිය ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා විසින් මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාව හැඳින්වූයේ “සොඳුරු ආඥාදායකයා” යනුවෙනි. සිරස සාකච්ඡාවේ අදාල කොටස පහතින්. ලෝකයේ නීතිය සම්බන්ධ සමීක්ෂණ කරන අන්තර්ජාතික ආයතනය වන World Justice Report අනුව මහින්ද යුගයේ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ නීතියේ ආධිපත්‍යය දකුණු ආසියාවෙන් පළමු තැනට ඇවිත් තිබුණි. විස්තර. නමුත් එවකට විපක්ෂ කණ්ඩායම් විසින් හුදකලා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/15)

SHAME ON US THAT WE HAD A ROAD NAMED AFTER MASS MURDERER BROWNRIGG
K G Courtesy:  Sunday Island
September 13, 2015 I had written no less than three times requesting that the road named after the butcher of Uva-Wellassa, Brownrigg, be changed and it was appropriately changed subsequently to Keppetipola Mawatha. Many Brits and other western countries at the behest of the non-resident Sri Lanka Tamils now living in their countries, have been promoting attacks on our country claiming gross HR violations. Our HR record certainly is not what it should have been but who is Britain in particular to point a finger at us —- for when they point a finger at us... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/15)

Zeid Al-Hussein’s Remarks & Mangala’s Geneva Speech
By Dayan Jayatilleka 
“Makes me sick, motherf*****, how far we done fell.” – Detective ‘Bunk’ Moreland to Omar in ‘The Wire’ UN Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein, referring to the Report on Sri Lanka which he plans to release on Wednesday, made comments which are dangerous, saying: “…Its findings are of the most serious nature. I welcome the vision shown by President Sirisena since his election in January 2015, and the commitments made by the new Government under his leadership. But this Council owes it to Sri Lankans – and to its own credibility – to ensure an accountability process that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/15)

HELPLESS VATERENS OF THE INDIAN ARMY
ALI SUKHANVER
In civilized societies neighbors are just like brothers but in uncivilized societies the situation is vice-versa. Since after 1965, the ever worst threat to the security and safety of Pakistan has been from its closest neighbor India. It is India which taught Pakistan that safeguarding independence is far difficult and far different from getting independence; and no doubt it is India which revealed upon Pakistan that one must always be careful of one’s neighbors. But there is a ‘credit’ that directly and solely goes to India; the credit of making Pakistan a nuclear power. If India were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/15)

Sheikh Hasina wins UN award
By NJ Thakuria
Guwahati: The Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is awarded by the United Nations ‘in recognition of Bangladesh’s far-reaching initiatives to address climate change’. Ms Hasina will receive the Champions of the Earth award in the Policy Leadership category at a ceremony scheduled for 27 September 2015 at New York. A media statement, provided by the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan in New Delhi, said that the award ‘recognizes Bangladesh’s first-off-the-block initiatives under Prime Minister Hasina’s government to prepare the ecologically fragile country for the challenges it faces from climate change’. “With a population... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/15)

News - reporting by BBC and other Radio and Television channels
By Senaka Weeraratna
Mr. Charles Haviland News BBC Dear Sir In your capacity as a media scribe I thought you might be interested in at least noting alternate points of view and be prepared to stomach opinions different to what you fancy. Large numbers of people particularly in non - European countries tolerate BBC reports and views which are largely euro-centric, pro- christian and unsympathetic to struggles of Asian and African peoples to de-colonise their societies and more importantly their minds. These peoples find themselves force - fed with news and views day after day by powerful news media such... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/15)

Statement by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, MP Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka
General Debate of the 30th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Geneva, 14 September 2015
Mr. President High Commissioner for Human Rights Excellencies Distinguished delegates I would like to begin by thanking you, and the members of the Council for the trust reposed in Sri Lanka at the 28th Session and agreeing to defer the release of the Report of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka. The time granted by the Council gave the Government much needed space to begin implementing its reform agenda, renew its engagement with the international community, including the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/15)

THE OHCHR INVESTIGATION:  SOME PREDICTIONS
DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA
The report of the OHCHR- investigation is to be discussed by the Human Rights Council on 30th September, and also to be released to the public before that.  It is possible to predict what will be in it, because of the recent proposal by the United States, the chief-sponsor of the investigation, to introduce a ‘collaborative resolution’ with the Government agreeing to a domestic inquiry. In my view, the proposal for a new domestic inquiry is a trap, far more dangerous than anything hitherto sprung on Sri Lanka in Geneva.  It is designed to pave the way for a ‘fishing expedition’ that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/15)

Pro-LTTE groups returning to Sri Lanka: for what and under whose orders?
Shenali D Waduge
Sri Lanka’s terrorism was not homegrown. It was created and handled by by our neighbour India. That terror soon became surrogates in the hands of foster parents from the West who were happy to take refugees so long as they could buy time until the correct time. The collateral damage were killings (soldiers, civilians, even LTTE). These hidden realities show us that terrorism is truly created to forge geopolitical interests. In such a scenario the military defeat was calculated to move to phase two of an overall bigger geopolitical plan. The manner that the very nations... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/15)

මහින්දටවත් නොගිය මේ ඩිෆෙන්ඩර පෝලිම කාගේ ආරක්‍ෂාවටද..? [Video]The Longest security convoy for Yahapalanaya Politicians even Mahinda never had such a security back up
නව ආණ්ඩුවේ කිසියම් ප‍්‍රභූවරයෙකු ගමන් ගන්නා ආරක්‍ෂක රථ පෙලකි මේ.  This is the new VIP security convoy. කොළඹ කොල්ලා ෆේස්බුක් පිටුවේ එය පල කර තිබින. ‘මහින්දටවත් ඔච්චර හිටියෙ නෑ’ යයි පසුබිමින් කවුදෝ කියනු වීඩියෝවේ ඇසේ.... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 13/09/15)

LET US MAKE AN ENLIGHTENED ELECTORATE COMMITTED TO DEMOCRACY
Cecil Atukorale
When we look around and brood over the situation in every corner of Sri Lanka, we do not find it difficult to conclude that in the restoration of Democracy, Good Governance and Rule of Law, educational reforms must occupy the very first place. Of the numerous problems of education, that of voter education is the most pressing one. Demagogy and deception by the ruling elements, over the years, have become a part and parcel of our political culture, much to the dismay of the civic conscious citizen. Typical politician’s behaviour is like that of a bull in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/15)

ශ්‍රී ලංකාව යනු දකුණු ආසියාවේ බලවත්ම රාජ්යයයි එය කාගේවත් හොංකොනයක් නොවේ.
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි.
මිනිසුන්ට පෙනෙන දේ ලිවීමේ අයිතියක් ඇත. ඒ අනුව  චානක බණ්ඩාර  මහතා ඔහු දකිණ දේ නිර්භයව, ඉංග්රීසියෙන් ප්රකාශ කොට ඉන් නොනැවතී්‌  සිංහල පරිවර්තනයක්ද එලි දක්වා එතුමාගේ දර්ශණ පථයට හසුවෙනදේ සම්බන්ධව දීර්ඝ විස්තරයක් ඉදිරි පත් කරයි. මෙරට සිටින ඉන්දීය ඇගිලි ගැසීම් වලට එරෙහිව සිටින කදවුරේ අයවන අප ඔහු ගෙන හැරපාන කරුණු ඉදිරියේ නිහඩව සිටියොත් ජාතික වශයෙන් අප සිදුකරන බලවත් වරදක් බැවින්, ඔහුගේ ලිපිය සම්බන්ධව මේ කරුණු පෙල ගැස්සවීමට තීරණය කලෙමු මේ මහතා‌, ඕහුගේ ලිපියේ ආරම්භයේදීම දෙකොන පටලවා ගෙන කථා කරයි. චීනයේ ප්රාන්තයක දියුණුවට හේතුව, චීනය බව පවසන මේ මහතා.  හොං කොං  යනු වෙනම රටක් සේ දකින අයෙකි.  එසේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/15)

1832 දී ආරම්භවූ කෝල්බ්රෑක් මායිම් සූත්රය ලංකා පොළොවෙන් ඉවත් කිරීම
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
(ලංකාවේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීන්/මන්ත්‍රිණීන්ගේ අවධානය පිණිස ලියනු ලබන ශාස්ත්‍රීය ලිපි පෙළක 2 කොටස) 1 කොටස: සම්බන්‌ධන් මහතා ඉල්ලන "ඔක්කොම එකතුවෙන්න පුළුවන් හොඳ තීන්‌දුව" මෙම ලිපි මාලාවේ ප්‍රථම කොටසෙන් අප සළකා බැලුවේ 1832 දී කෝල්බ්‍ර‌ෑක් කොමිසම විසින් දිවයිනේ භූගෝල විද්‍යාවට හා ඉතිහාසයට පටහැනිව යමින් රට කෘතිම පලාත් පහකට බෙදීමත්, ඉන්පසුව තවත් පලාත් හතරක් ඊට පෑස්සීමත්, මේ මායිම් සූත්‍රය වෙනස් කිරීමට හෝ එහි සුදුසු-නුසුදුසු බව සළකා බැලීමට 1948 න් පසුවවත් කාගේවත් අවධානය යොමු නොවීමත් ය (1960 දශකය අගදී එවකට තිබූ ඉන්ඩස්ට්‍රියල් ඩිවෙලොප්මන්ට් බෝඩ් එකේ සාමාන්‍යාධිකාරීව සිටි ලංකා සිවිල් සේවයේ ලැනරෝල් මහතා මේ ගැන පර්යේෂණ පත්‍රිකාවක් පිළියෙල කලාය කියා මා අසා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/15)

“Shell Shock to Palali Syndrome -The Book that Recounts War Trauma in Sri Lanka
Prof. Ivan Urlić, M.D., Ph.D., Neuropsychiatrist, group analyst, Medical School, University of Split, Croatia
Shell Shock to Palali Syndrome is an impressive endeavour to put together all experiences from different dramatic and tragic situations in war impacted society. This book is for me the monumental example of sufferings all kinds of disasters were tormenting people, leaving heavy consequences on actual and future generations. This takes the description and elaboration of all sufferings onto highest priority of mental health policy of Sri Lanka. Comparing similar experiences from other countries, former Yugoslavia included, it can be seen that all sufferings are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/15)

මහින්දගෙ මිනිස්සුන්ට දේශද්‍රෝහීන් කියන මලික් සමරවික්‍රමගේ ලිපියට පිළිතුරු.
උපුටාගැණීම www.mahinda.info
රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහ මහතාගේ ඉන්දීය සංචාරයේදී ‘සීපා’ ගිවිසුම් අත්සන් කිරීමක් හෝ ඒ ගැන සාකච්ඡා හෝ සිදු නොවන්නේ යයි මලික් සමරවික්‍රම මහතා පවසයි. (source) මෙහි ඇත්ත නැත්ත විමසා බලමු. [1]. ඉන්දියාවේ පළ වෙන ප්‍රධානතම ජාතික පුවත්පතක් වන “The Indian Express” මගින් 2015/09/06 දින හෙළි කර ඇත්තේ රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතාගේ සංචාරයේදී සීපා ගිවිසුම සම්පූර්ණ කිරීමට ඉන්දියාව බලාපොරොත්තු වෙන බවයි. රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා සීපා ගීවිසුම සඳහා තම සහයෝගය පළ කර ඇති බවත් එහි සඳහන් වෙයි. එසේම විපක්ෂ කණ්ඩායම එය නතර කිරීමට කටයුතු කරන බවත් එහෙත් රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහගේ ජාතික ආණ්ඩුව සමග කටයුතු කර එම ගිවිසුම ඉටු කිරීමට සූදානම් බවත් ය.  ලිපියේ අදාල කොටස පහතින්.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/15)

The Truth & Lies of Gordon Weiss
Shenali D Waduge
Sadly a bunch of money-making pundits are claiming to be fighting for justice and truth. Gordon Weiss when a UN official says one thing and Gordon Weiss after leaving his job says something else. He is supposed to be unbiased but is frequently seen in the company of globally banned LTTE-fronts appearing as guest speaker too. Are these the people whose conflicting testimonies and contradictions are the basis with which our military is to be charged for war crimes when none of these fairy tales can be proved in a court of law? If the new... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/09/15)

ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ‘ඉන්දියාවේ හොංකොං’ වීය යුතුයි
චානක බණ්ඩාරගේ
6/9/2015 දින ලංකාවෙබ් හී පළවූ ‘Sri Lanka should be the Hong Kong of India යන ලිපියේ (සංශෝධන සහිත) සිංහල පරිවර්තනයයි හොංකොං දේශය චීනයේ කරපිටින් ගොස් ධනවත්වු බව කිසිවෙක් විවාදයෙන් තොරව පිළිගන්නා  සත්‍යයකි (චීන විප්ලවයෙන් පසු 1940 අග භාගයේදී හොංකොං වේගවත් සහ සාර්ථක කාර්මිකත්වයට පත්ව, ධනවත් රටක් බවට පත් විය). ඩේන් ෂියාඕ පෙන් විසින් 1970 දශකයේ අග භාගයේදී  චීන විවුර්ථ ආර්ථික ක්‍රමය (Open Door Policy)  හඳුන්වා දීමෙන් අනතුරුව හොංකොං දේශය, ඒ ලැබුණු මහඟු අවස්ථාවෙන් උපරිම ප්‍රයෝජනය ගෙන චීනයත් සමඟ ස්වකිය වෙළඳාම දස ගුණයකටත් වඩා වැඩි කරගතතේය. වසර කිහිපයක් ඇතුලතදී හොංකොංහි චීන අපනයන (exports) චීනයෙන් හොංකොංවෙත එන අපනයන වලට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/09/15)

What is the use of having a Constitution at all if that could be breached at will by one man with impunity? Doesn’t it look like the Constitution is already suspended?
 Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Mahanuwara 11.9.2015.
Continued Part 11 12.9.2015 Lannkaweb In my previous article I have already discussed the blunders done by Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cohort before and even after the Presidential election. The purpose of this essay is to ask these people as to why they are sleeping while the present regime is violating the Constitution of the Republic with impunity. Now that after the 19th A Presidents immunity is no more, I am surprised as to why they don’t take action against all those who have breached the Constitution with stark nude for political expediency and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/09/15)

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) as the official opposition in Parliament
Lankaweb Weekly Editorial September 12th 2015
The dust has hardly settled but the The Tamil National Alliance (TNA)  once an open arm of the LTTE says" they will be sending a lawyers’ team to the forthcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva" at which the UN Human Rights High Commissioner’s report on war crimes allegedly committed in Sri Lanka is to be presented and acted upon. Given the fact that the TNA now heads the official opposition in Parliament ( something of an irony as well as controversial at best from a Sinhala perspective) to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/09/15)

MS-RW Mastery Of Ministerial Appointments Surpasses Rajapaksa’s: Sobhitha Thera
Sri Lanka News
National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) Leader the Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera today reiterated his call to reduce the number of ministers in the new government calling it a massive burden on the tax paying public. Appointing a large number of ministers is a “payoff” and a farce, a visibly agitated Sobitha Thera who was in the forefront in galvanizing the civil society movement to bring down the former regime and usher social and economic reforms said . Severely criticizing the move to appoint a large number of ministers for the purpose of accommodating a ‘National... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/09/15)

The Truth or Lies of Benjamin Dix - resurfacing in the new C4 video against Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge
Benjamin Dix has resurfaced in the newest anonymously funded C4 video prepared especially for the UNHRC sessions against Sri Lanka. Benjamin Dix is the chief protagonist in promoting presumed wrongs committed by the armed forces of Sri Lanka and emerges every time there an international event using documentaries and films meant to devalue Sri Lanka’s military achievement – we have become accustomed to these theatrics just as we are well aware that the lady in charge of human rights impatiently awaits an incident to take place to issue a deregulatory statement against Sri Lanka. Dix spoke... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/09/15)

AWARDS OF PRAIRIE ROSES AND LEAFY SPURGE -- 3 In the Light of Crux of Buddhism
By Shelton A. Gunaratne
(11 September 2015) Professor of communication emeritus, MSUM, and lead author of Mindful Journalism and News Ethics in the Digital Era: A Buddhist Approach (New York: Routledge, 2015) MOORHEAD, MN -- Considering the rapid flux of political imponderables in Sri Lanka over the last few weeks, I shall strictly follow Buddha’s insight on the three marks of cyclic existence (samsara) -- dukkha (unsatisfactoriness), anatta (no-selfness), and anicca (inconstancy) -- implicit in his Four Noble Truths to assess the positives and negatives of the current situation to see whether the country is following the Buddhist Middle... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/09/15)

The Emperor is in the stark nude The fig leaf has disappeared
Courtesy The Nation
Nimal Lanza and Anura Yapa are both members of the spanking new Cabinet which is so large, it can only be convened at the Nelum Pokuna. But, Keheliya Rambukwella, Dullas Alahaperuma and Shashindra Rajapaksa have been brought before the Presidential Commission on financial crimes. The size of the Cabinet is enormous and this is discounting the pleased as pink members of it, who find themselves being thus elevated, having been kicked out by the people at the elections Join them, and yesterday’s scum transmogrifies into today’s poster boys. But dare oppose them, and you’ve bought your... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/09/15)

 ‘Watta Baddata dee Essata data niyaviima’
 Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Mahanuwara
 The above Sinhala Adage came to my mind as I was watching what is going on in the political field around us. What this famous saying connotes is once you have given your coconut estate on an outright lease there is no point in looking for a coconut from that place because you have disowned all your rights to have any claims on any fruits there. This is exactly what has already happened to Mahinda Rajapaksa and what will happen to President Sirisena as well very soon, though he boasts just now that he will... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/09/15)

‘Politinkering’ with the Constitution
By Uditha Devapriya Courtesy The Nation
Ideological orientation can divide those who preach the same thing. It is hence astounding how those who favor end bicker over process. It is also unbelievable that those who privilege certain (political) outcomes can debate with (and against) both colleague and foe. Federalists, hence, have a gripe with nationalists, but this does not preclude them from arguing with other federalists. The likes of Wickramaratne hence, especially when tinkering with the Constitution, must note one point. Dayan Jayatilleka summed this up best: “I stand for a nationalism that is compatible with internationalism. This is smart... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/09/15)

Yahapalakaya chokes on the Yahapalana cabinet
By Sudat Pasqual  Courtesy The Nation
The August 17 election was called by President Maithripala Sirisena when it became obvious that the minority government imposed on the country as a result of an electoral pact between the President and the main opposition group UNP was no longer tenable. The convoluted electoral arrangement between the President and Ranil Wickremasinhe had created a weird and dysfunctional political creature. At the time of dissolution, the majority of MPs in Parliament belonged to the President’s coalition, UPFA (not the UNP). Under normal circumstances, given the fact that the President was the Chairman of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/09/15)

Give Freedom to Animals in Zoos Support Rally to help the animals in the Dehiwala Zoo
by Senaka Weeraratna
To a human being there is no greater treasure than freedom. The right to life and liberty are the most cherished fundamental rights guaranteed in our Constitution. In claiming our right to these freedoms we become morally obliged to recognize the rights to freedom in others: particularly in other non – human living beings. To do otherwise would be hypocritical and duplicitous. A two – faced morality that would be unsustainable despite our loud championing of human rights. Unfortunately the structures we humans have created such as Zoos deny freedom to animals; in the most pitiless fashion.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/09/15)

බත් කන මිනිසුන් සිටින දේශයේ ඇති වී මිලදී ගැනීමේ ගැටළුව
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි.
සැබෑ ලෙසම මේ ගැටළුව මෙරට පැවතීම මහා විහිළුවකි. එලෙසම මෙවන් ගැටළුවක් මෙරට පැවතීමම මෙරට මුළු මහත් ජන සමාජයට බලවත් නින්දාවකි. 90% ක් බත් කන මිනිසුන් සිටින රටක වී ටික විකුණ ගන්න නොහැකිව ගොවියන් වහ බින්නේ නම්, තවත් තැනෙක සදහන් ආකාරයට කදුළු බොන්නේ නම්, ජාතියේ පරාධීනත්වය ඇත්තේ එතන බව සියළු දෙනාම අවබෝධ කරගත යුතුය. සැබෑ ගැටළුවට අත නොගසා, 1 19 වෙනි සන්ශෝධ නය ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම, 2.විධායක ජනාධිපති බලතල ඉවත් කිරීම, 3.මැතිවරණ ක්රමය වෙනස් කිරීම, 4.ස්වාධීන කොමිෂන් සභා පත් කිරී‌ම වැනි මෙරට ජනතාවට කිසිදු වැඩක් නැති දේ සම්බන්ධව නිතිපතා කථා කරන දේශපාලනය, අප... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/09/15)

යුගයේ ගීතය
Chandrasena Pandithage
සීපා ගිවිසුම අත්සන් තැබීමට ආසන්නව ඇත. අප එයට විරුද්ධ වුවද එහි පලයන් හා අපට ජීවත් වීමට වර්තමාන පාලකයින් අපට ඉඩ සලසනු ඇත. එබැවින් දැන්ම සිට මේ ගීතය ගැයීමට මුලු ජාතියම එකතු වෙමු. දැන්මම පුහුණුවීම අරඹමු. Song of the era One little, two little, three little Indians Four little, five little, six little,  Indians Seven little, eight little, nine little, Indians Ten little, Indian boys. Ten little, twenty little, thirty little, Indians Forty little, fifty little, sixty little Indians Seventy little, eighty little, Ninety little Indians Hundred little Indian Boys Hundred little, Two hundred little, Three hundred little... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/09/15)

Silence breaks my heart MR.PRESIDENT
Ranjit Wickremeratne
I am a voter with a broken heart because of ungrateful people whom I have to live with in this cruel society. I never ever thought in my life time that Prabakaran could be defeated because of many countries involved and helped Prabakaran and his ruthless murderous organization with money and weapons to eliminate the Sinhala race. Thanks to you Sir for ending the cruel war which killed and maimed thousands of our innocent souls in my homeland. You never thought of Sinhalese,Tamils,Muslims separately but as a whole nation and stopped the bloodshed  without any help from... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/09/15)

Remembrance of today the 11 Sept. exactly 14 years ago! Horror in New York, an eye witness
By mahinda karunaratne
My tribute to those who dies at site, until I learnt that it was a CIA & US Govt. conspiracy to escape bankruptcy blame at home and justify attacking Iraq!  After both Aircrafts were broken in to the two towers (file photo) Although nostalgia to me after 12 years, but the fear, uncertainty and pain I had to endure by me in particular in my own situations I was in New York that time will never be forgotten. In fact that incident was the main candidate that destroyed my ambitions of going there to get... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/09/15)

A lecture on "Indic (South Asian) contributions to global mathematics" by Prof C.K. Raju
A Special Lecture at RASSL
A lecture on "Indic (South Asian) contributions to global mathematics" by Prof C.K. Raju of the Centre for Studies in Civilizations in New Delhi will be held on Thursday 17th September at 5.00 p.m. at the Gamini Dissanayake Auditorium, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07. He is author of 12 books and dozens of articles, mainly on the subjects of physics, mathematics, and the history and philosophy of science. All are welcome.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/09/15)

චෝදනා ගොනු කර නොමැති දේශපාලන සිරකරුවන් නිදහස් කිරීමට අවධානය යොමු කරන්න.කැෆේ සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍ර‍ය ඉල්ලයි.
කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ/කැෆේ සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍ර‍ය
වසර ගණනාවක් නඩු පැවරීමක් තොරව රැදවුම් භාරයේ සිටින දේශපාලන සිරකරුවන් සියලු දෙනා නිදහස් කිරීම කෙරෙහි සලකා බලන ලෙස කැෆේ සංවිධානය සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍ර‍ය නීතිපතිවරයාගෙන් සහ ජනාධිපතිවරයා ප්‍රමුඛ දේශපාලන නායකත්වයෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටී. මේ වන විට විවිධ චෝදනා යටතේ නඩු පවරා හෝ නඩු පැවරීමකින් තොරව දීර්ඝ කාලයක් දේශපාලනික හේතු මත රදවා සිටින පුද්ගලයින් සංඛ්‍යාව 273 ක් හෝ එයට වැඩි සංඛ්‍යාවකි.  මෙම පුද්ගලයින් ත්‍ර‍ස්තවාදය වැලැක්වීමේ පනත සහ වෙනත් ප්‍රතිපාදන යටතේ රදවා සිටී.  වසර හය - හත දක්වා කාලයක් විමර්ශන සිදු කරන නමුත් නඩු පැවරීමක් පවා සිදු කර නොමැති පිරිස් ද... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/09/15)

UN/UNHRC: What about the war crimes of ‘Aunty’ Adele Balasingham?
Shenali D Waduge
The white tiger lives in London and none of her crimes ever gets even a word of mention in the halls of humanity. Adele Ann Wilby Balasingham is directly responsible for denying a child’s fundamental rights by turning children as young as 10 into child soldiers and ordering them to commit suicide by biting into a cyanide capsule which she gifted at the end of the training. We do not know how many children she trained, nor do we know how many of those children are alive to tell their tales of woe but we do... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/15)

වී මිලට නොගැනීමට එරෙහිව අදත් අනුරාධපුර ගොවීන් මහපාරේ.
අභීත එදිරිසිංහ 
නළුවෙක් නෙවෙයි මොළයක් විසින් විසඳූ, වී ගොවියන්ගේ ගැටළුව.... අයියෝ යහපාලනේ.... වී අලෙවි මණ්ඩලේ සභාපති දින දෙකකට කලින් කියුවේ දැන් වී මිල දී ගෙන අවසන්ව ඇති බවයි... මගේ මතකය නිවැරදිනම් රජය වී ටොන් එක්ලශ දහදාහක් අරන් තිබෙන බවත් තවත් ටොන් දස දහසක් මිලදී ගන්නා බවත් ප්‍රකාශ කලේය.... ගොවීන් උද්ඝෝශණයට සූදානම්ය.. හේතුව අනෙක් වී තොග රුපියල් 25ට 30ට පෞද්ගලික අංශයට විකුණන්න සිදු වීම නිසාය. යහපාලකයො ජනවාරි 8ට කලින් දුන් පොරොන්දුව මාස 9ක් ගොසිනුත් ඉටු කරන්නට නොහැකි වීම ගැන ගලේ පැහැරූ බළලුන් මෙන් සිටිති. පහත තිබෙන සරල කරුනු බලන්න... හිතුමතේ වී රුපියල් පණහට ගන්නවා කියා කීම... 2. රටේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/15)

මෝටර් රථයක් ගන්න හිටපු අයට යහපාලනය උදා වුණ අයුරු.
උපුටාගැණීම www.mahinda.info
[1]. මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ජනාධිපති තුමා 2014 අවසානයේදී ඉදිරිපත් කළ 2015 අයවැය මගින් මෝටර් රථවල රේගු බදු සියයට 20% – 25% අතර ප්‍රමාණයකින් සහ වෑන් රථ සඳහා රේගු බදු සියයට 25% – 65% අතර ප්‍රමාණයකින් අඩු කෙරුණි. 1000 CC ට අඩු කුඩා මෝටර් රථ ආනයනයේදී තිබූ 202% ක් වන බදු 173% දක්වා අඩුකොට තිබේ. (29% ක අඩු වීමක්). භාණ්ඩ ප්‍රවාහනය කරන වෑන් රථවල 175% කට තිබූ බද්ද 100% දක්වාත් ආසන 13 ත් 20 අතර තිබෙන වෑන් රථවල ආනයන බදු 126%ක සිට 100% දක්වාත් අඩුකොට තිබේ. (2014/10/25 NethFM.com) හයි. එස් වර්ගයේ වෑන් රථයක මිල රුපියල් ලක්ෂ 12 කින් පමණ පහත යාමට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/15)

CBK ran one of the most repressive governments - Rajapaksa
Courtesy Adaderana
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today accused fellow SLFP Patron Chandrika Kumaratunga of running one of the most “repressive” governments in living memory and charged that her recent comments amount to an admission that she too presided over a party full of “murderers and rogues.” In an interview with The Hindu during her visit to India, Kumaratunga had accused Rajapaksa of running a police state during his tenure as the President of Sri Lanka. She had also claimed that if he was successful in returning to power as Prime Minister in the recent parliamentary polls the country... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/15)

මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාගෙන් ඡන්ද දායකයින්ට විශේෂ පණිවිඩයක්!-CBK ran one of the most repressive governments - Rajapaksa
උපුටාගැණීම www.mahinda.info
එක්සත් ජනතා නිදහස් සංධානයට ඡන්දය ලබා දුන් හිතවත් ඡන්ද දායකයින්ට මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා නිකුත් කරන ලද පණිවිඩය. Tags: මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ | Category: වෙනත් ලිපි 5 comments to මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාගෙන් ඡන්ද දායකයින්ට විශේෂ පණිවිඩයක්!... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/15)

Do Sinhala Need Enemies When Sinhala Have Sinhala to Self-Destruct?
Prof. Hudson McLean
History has demonstrated that, Sinhala are their Own Worst Enemy. The “bird-brain” mentality of some of these ill-educated Sinhala ”pundits” (sic) migrated to USA & Europe, especially the ones who are stuck in mediocre jobs, not professions, gossiping in their own Ghettos, have nothing better to say, but to criticise even those who are trying to support the Sinhala cause. The reason why Tamils have climbed-up the ladder in commerce in Colombo, and now in VVIP Government positions, is mainly due to the Total Inept, Incompetence and Blindness with jealousy, and Back-stabbing of the Lazy Sinhala!... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/15)

STATE of the SRI LANKAN REPUBLIC
By Neville Ladduwahetty
The bizarre political collusion between the two major coalitions the UNFGG and the UPFA has caused the UPFA to become a constituent of the UNFGG-led Government.  The unintended consequence has been for the TNA to claim leadership of the Opposition on the grounds that it has the third largest majority in Parliament.  This, despite its stated claim in the TNA Manifesto that the Tamils are a distinct people in a contiguous predominantly Tamil speaking Northern and Eastern province but with the right of self-determination to the Tamil people (not to the Tamil speaking and non-Tamil speaking)... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/15)

සියයට හයක  ප්‍රතිශතයක පවතින විරැකියා ගැටළුවට විසඳුම් සෙවීමට නව අමාත්‍යංශය තුළින් කටයුතු  කරනවා - අමාත්‍ය සුසිල් ප්‍රේමජයන්ත -
මහේෂ් සමරසේකර තාක්ෂණ, තාක්ෂණ අධ්‍යාපන හා රැකියා අමාත්‍යතුමාගේ මාධ්‍ය ලේකම්
සියයට හයක ප්‍රතිශතයක පවතින විරැකියා ගැටළුවට විසඳුම් සෙවීමට නව අමාත්‍යංශය තුළින් කටයුතු කරන බව අමාත්‍ය සුසිල් ප්‍රේමජයන්ත මහතා පැවසීයග   අමාත්‍යතුමා මේ බව ප්‍රකාශ කළේ අද පෙරවරුවේ තාක්ෂණ, තාක්ෂණ අධ්‍යාපන හා රැකියා අමාත්‍ය ධූරයේ රාජකාරි ආරම්භ කිරීමේ අවස්ථාවට එක්වෙමිනි.මෙහි දී වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක් වූ අමාත්‍යතුමා  මෙසේද පැවසීය. ''රැකීරක්ෂා පිළිබඳ කතාබහ අප රටේ ප්‍රමුඛතම මාතෘකාවක් බවට අද පත්ව තිබෙනවාග සමස්ත ජනගහනයෙන් 6‍% ක ප්‍රතිශතයක් වන එයල අවුරුදු 20- 30 ත් අතර වයස් කාණ්ඩ වලට අදාලව ගත්විට 20‍% ක තරම් ප්‍රතිශතයක් වෙනවාග ඒ නිසා සංවර්ධිත රටක් ගොඩනැගීමට නම් ඒ අභියෝගය ජය ගැනීමට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/15)

Shit, gu, out in the open
Michael Roberts
 A latrine built by Sewalanka in Jaffna and a model of the sort that was not adopted by the INGOs who built plywood toilets at Manik Farm (see below) A recent news item, reproduced in full below, brings into our consciousness the defecation practices of the Sri Lankan populace, our people that is. In this shitty terrain there is, significantly, no difference between the Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslim Moors, Malays (Ja) and Others. A significant proportion of the Sri Lankan people, perhaps even a majority, prefer to defecate in the open and are pretty foul in their... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/15)

President's Visit to Sampur IDPs, and Sinhala IDPs
දයා විජේසිංහ ප්‍රධාන ලේකම් දැ දම් රක්නෝ
ගෞරවනීය ස්වාමීන්වහන්ස, හිතවත් දෑ හිතකාමී මිත්‍රවරුනී. අති ගරු ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා සාම්පූර් ට ගොස් දමිළ අවතැන්වූවන්ට ඉඩම් ඔප්පු ලබා දීමේ උත්සවයේ දී කළ කතාව සහ සිංහල අවතැන් වූවන්ගේ දුක්බර තත්ත්වය මෙන්ම ඒ හා සම්බන්ධ ඇතැම් කරුණු අළලා අප සංවිධානයේ දැක්ම අනුව සකස් වූ ලිපියක් පහත දැක්වේ. එම ලිපිය ඉංග්‍රීසියෙන් සහ සිංහලයෙන් පසුගිය සතියේ දී සිංහල ජාතික පුවත් පත් 6ට සහ ඉංග්‍රීසි පුවත් පත් 5ට යවන ලදී.  පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ දී පවා සිංහලයින්ගේ ප්‍රශ්න ගැන කතා කිරීමට සීමා බාධක වැටෙමින් පවතින වටපිටාවක මෙම ලිපි පුවත්පත්වල පළවේ යැයි බලාපොරොත්තු තැබීම අපහසු ය.  එමනිසා මෙම ලිපිය ඔබ දන්නා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/15)

Lalin’s Column : Absolutely Foreign Affairs 
By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando  Courtesy Asian Tribune
SL’s Foreign Minister (FM) is taking giant strides to make a good impression with the West that looks for weaknesses in ‘unfriendly’ (to the Western ‘World’) governments like SL’s last one. He seems to be succeeding. After the Presidential Election (Jan 2015) he together with the Justice Minister said there had been an attempted Coup. Large numbers believed them. The PM said nothing. Nothing happened. Then speaking about Foreign Policy (Mirror; 24 Apr 15) the FM said SL was connecting with the main power centers of the world being New... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/15)

6 Milliom Kandyan Peasants are not worth a wild animal in this country
Dr Sudath Gunasekara President Senior Citizens Movement Mahanuwara 10.9.2015
That may be why the present Government has not set up a Ministry to rehabilitate the Kandyan Peasants who number over 6 million in 16 Districts. I ask this question from the Government that talk so high of good governance to alleviate people’s problems within a high sounding frame work of Yahapalanaya. The subject of Kandyan Peasant Rehabilitation has been much debated ever since 1949 when a Commission was appointed to address the question of alleviating their problems. In spite of releasing one of the most comprehensive and authentic reports... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/15)

ONE-UPMANSHIP AT CRICKET
BY GOMIN DAYASRI
India’s refusal to take DRS [Decision Review System] on board is just not cricket. Call it adulterated cricket. ICC has a queer boardroom. If respected journalist Scyld Berry’s [Telegraph-UK] description of the last CEO’s meeting in Singapore, is credible - is ICC Indo-centric after suffering from a bout of Anglo Australian hangovers where the two countries formed a regal club over their former colonies to hold a veto power till 1996: stunted the growth of the game. India never attempted to democratize cricket instead joined the big boys to make it a triumvirate. Cricket administrators are like... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/15)

සම්බන්‌ධන් මහතා ඉල්ලන "ඔක්කොම එකතුවෙන්න පුළුවන් හොඳ තීන්‌දුව"
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
(ලංකාවේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීන්/මන්ත්‍රිණීන්ගේ අවධානය පිණිස ලියනු ලබන ශාස්ත්‍රීය ලිපි පෙළක 1 කොටස) ඉහතින් උපුටා දැක්‌වෙන්නේ ආර් සම්බන්‌ධන් මහතා විපක්‍ෂනායක ධූරය ලැබුණු වහාම බීබීසී සිංහල සේවයට සිංහලෙන් කල ප්‍රකාශයේ කොටසකි. 1921 දී පොන්නම්බලම් අරුණාචලම් මහතා විසින් මැඩ්‍රාස් ප්‍රොවින්ස් එකේ හින්දු විරෝධී කොටස් ලන්ඩන් වලින් වෙනම රටක් ඉල්ලා සිටි කාලයේම, දෙමළ බෙදුම්වාදය නමැති විෂ බීජය, සුදු පාලකයින්ගේ ව්‍යංග හා රහස් අනුමැතිය ඇතිව ලංකාවේ රෝපණය කලායින් පසු, "රට බෙදන එකට අපි විරුද්ධයි, රට බෙදන්න දෙන්නේ නෑ" යයි ලොකු දෙමළ දේශපාලන නායකයෙක් සිංහලෙන්ම කිව්වේ 2015 සැප්තැම්බර් මාසයේය. අවුරුදු 82 ක් වයසැති ඔහු මේ කියන කතාව සද්භාවයෙන් භාර ගැනීම හෝ නොගැනීම නිල්,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/15)

All chiefs no Indians, that is yahapalanaya
Yahapalanaya News
The swearing in ceremony of State and Deputy Ministers of the National Government completed its second day a short while ago at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo making 19 new state ministers and 21 new deputy Ministers making altogether 85 out of 142 national government MPs either a minister or a deputy Ministers . Too many MPs want to be the Ministers and to be in charge, and not enough MPs are willing to follow to do parliamentary process. All chiefs and no Indians, that is yahapalanaya State Ministers:  A. H. M. Fowzie – National Integration and Reconciliation 2. Dilan Perera – Highways 3. T. B. Ekanayake – Lands 4. Priyankara Jayaratne – Law and Order & Prison Reforms... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/15)

Vijaya assassination: Politics kills police professionalism
By Tassie Seneviratne Courtesy Sunday Times
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/120212/News/nws_28.html In an earlier article I outlined how high-profile interference frustrates police professionalism. In this context the Vijaya Kumaratunga assassination case is another that deserves elaboration. Vijaya Kumaratunga was a film idol who started politics in the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP). He married Chandrika Bandaranaike in 1978 and joined the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) under the leadership of Sirimavo Bandaranaike. In 1984 he broke away from the SLFP alleging that the SLFP influenced by Anura Bandaranaike was too right wing oriented and founded the Sri Lanka Mahajana... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/15)

Sirisena gives Sobhita Thera a Dhamma lesson
Ajit Randeniya
The country’s new maladministration typified by its farcical cabinet and other appointments has already become the butt of many a joke about its cynical deception of the public. Grand sounding slogans about Yahapalanaya and reconciliation together with clearly disingenuous promises about jobs creation and future prosperity have become meaningless drivel save their comical value. The palpable dissatisfaction of the general public, extending to serious concern on the defence front, is often expressed as disbelief of the deceptive behaviour of Maithripala Sirisena. Sirisena’s misdeeds are matched by his partners-in-crimes (of January 8 and August 17), the ‘venom-pot queen’... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/15)

A Tale of Deception to upend Democracy in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Patriot
There are many people who are now second guessing President Mahinda Rajapakse and saying he should have removed the 13A, he should not have had elections when he did, he should have turned to the West instead of China etc. His hands were tied in many ways. India would have not allowed him to remove the 13A easily. China helped Sri Lanka a great deal both monetarily and also by supporting Sri Lanka in the UN and also by supplying us with necessary arms during the war on LTTE terrorists. See http://www.adaderana.lk/news/32247/couldnt-win-the-war-without-chinas-help-sf It is very easy to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/15)

''සේන ''' නම් ඉන්දියානු  අස්  වෙළෙන්දා  ගේ  පුනර් භවය
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
                  එළාරට පෙර  සිංහලේ ආක්‍රමණය කල  ඉන්දියානු අස්  වෙළෙන්දා    ''සේන ''' නම්වේ  එදත් සිංහල දේශ යේ විනාශයට කටයුතුකලේ  ඉන්දියාවේ වෙලෙ න්දන්ය  රටවල් ආක්‍රමණය කර ධනය කොල්ලකා තමන්ගේ මදි තර කර ගැනීම උන්ගේ සිරිත විය .  ඉන්දියානුවන් යනුවෙන්  වත්මන් වචනය මෙහි භාවිතා කර ඇත්තේ පහසුවටය .  එදා වුයේ කුඩා රා ජ්ජයන්ය . අදත් ඉන්දියාව කරන්නේ  එදා මෙන්ම  වානිජෝපායයන්  යොදා  ඉන්දියානු අධිරාජ්ජයක් ගොඩනැගීමට කටයුතු කිරීමය්  අද ජවිපෙට අමතක වුවාට විජේවීරට නම්  ඉන්දියානු ව්‍යාප්ත වාදය ගැන  පැහැදිලි අදහසක් විය .  අද ජවිපෙ  අනුර කුමාර්  යටතේ  ඉන්දියාවේ සහ බටහිර  ඉත්තෙකු වී ඇත .  පකිස්තානයත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/15)

UNHRC 2015 Truth Derailed: Is Sri Lanka defending the State forces or buckling to foreign pressure?
Shenali D Waduge
 3 successive UNHRC Resolutions crying ‘war crimes’ in 2012, 2013, 2014 calling for international investigation and for the first time UNHRC commencing an investigation after a conflict has ended cannot suddenly change to a ‘collaborative’ resolution if the accusers genuinely believed war crimes were committed. If the resolution drafters say war crimes were committed their stand can’t change just because Rajapakse was defeated and their favoured candidates are now in power. If the current push for a ‘collaborative’ resolution cum US-aided domestic inquiry is to be accepted it only highlights that we are heading for Part... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

Where is rationality and scientific classification of Ministries? And what happened to the Ministry on Kandyan Peasants?
Sudath Gunasekara. Mahanuwara 7.9.2015 (Updated)
 The following list shows the list of Cabinet Ministers sworn in on 4th Sept 2015  Cabinet Ministers 1. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe – Minister of National Policy & Economic Affairs 2. John Amaratunga – Minister of Tourism Development & Christian Affairs 3. Gamini Jayawickrama Perera – Minister of Sustainable Development & Wildlife 4. Nimal Siripala de Silva – Minister of Transport 5. S.B. Dissanayake – Minister of Social Empowerment & Welfare 6. W.D.J. Seneviratne – Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations 7. Lakshman Kiriella – Minister of University Education & Highways 8. Anura... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

What democracy?
Jayantha Liyanage
No White Vans? You are wrong, white van culture is still intact now taken over by the UNPers. I was distributing leaflets in the Kurunegala city center on 12th August - on the same that UNP had its main rally. Three UNP supporters dragged me across the street in front of hundreds people watching  and tried to forced me in to a van, that also happened to be white van - they were saying that I was distributing mud leaflets. I fought back and as a result they could not get me into the van. My leg... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

සීගිරි ළඳුන් සිංහලද ?
 වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
සීගිරි චිත්‍ර වලින් දැක්වෙන රන්වන් කාන්තාවන් කාශ්‍යප රජුගේ අන්තඃපුර ස්ත්‍රීන් බවත් නිල්වන් කාන්තාවන් ඔවුන්ගේ සේවිකාවන් බවත්  එච්.සී.පී.බෙල් මහතා අනුමාන කලේය​. මහාචාර්‍ය සෙනරත් පරණවිතාන මහතා පැවසුවේ රන්වන් කාන්තාවන් තුළින් විජ්ජුලතා හෙවත් විදුලියත්,නිල්වන් කාන්තාවන් තුළින් මේඝලතා හෙවත් වළාකුළුත් නිරූපණය කෙරෙන බවයි.     සීගිරි චිත්‍ර වලින් දැක්වෙන රන්වන් කාන්තාවන් දෙස බැලීමේදී ඔවුන් තුලින් යුරොපියොයිඩ් ලක්‍ෂණ පෙනෙන්නට තිබේ. නාසයේ හැඩය​, ශරීර වර්ණය ඇසේ හැඩය යන මානව රූපී ලක්‍ෂණ සලකා බැලීමේදී මේ ළඳුන්   යුරොපියොයිඩ් ලක්‍ෂණ කලවම් වූ පර්සියානු රූමතියන් බව සිතේ. අතීතයේ ලක් රජුන් වෙත උතුරු ඉන්දියාවෙන් , පර්සියාවෙන් (වර්තමාන ඉරානය​) පමණක් නොවේ ඊජිප්තුවෙන් ද අභිරූපිකාවන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

රාජ්‍ය බලය, මඩ අවලාද සියල්ල පරදා වාර්තාගත වැඩි ඡන්දයෙන් නිලංග දෑලට යලි දළඳාව බාරයි..Pradeep Nilanga Dela appointed Diyawadana Nilame
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ප‍්‍රදීප් නිලංග දැල මහතා වැඩි ඡන්ද 152කින් නැවත වතාවක් මහනුවර ශ‍්‍රී දළදා මාළිගාවේ දියවඩන නිලමේ ලෙස නැවත වරක් තේරී පත්ව තිබේ.පුද්ගලයින් 301 දෙනෙකුගේ ඡුන්දය විමසීමට අද පස්වරුවේ මහනුවර බෞද්ධ මධ්‍යස්ථාන ශාලාවේදී පැවැති ඡන්ද විමසීමෙන් දැල මහතා මනාප 205ක් ලබා ගත් අතර දෙවැනි තැනට ගයාන් හීන්කෙන්ද මහතා ඡන්ද 53 ක් ලබා ගෙන පත්ව ඇති අතර නිශ්ශංක විජයරත්න මහතා ඡන්ද 31ක් ලබා තුන්වන තැනට පත්ව ඇත. මින් පරාජිත එක් අපේක්‍ෂකයෙකුට ආණ්ඩුවේ ප‍්‍රබල දේශපාලඥයෙකු විශාල වශයෙන් උදවු උපකාර කර ඇති බවද වාර්තා වන අතර නිලංග දැල මහතා ඉලක්ක කර ගනිමින් දැවැන්ත අවලාද ව්‍යාපාරයක්ද දියත් විය. Pradeep Nilanga... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

යහපාලනය කියාගෙන අපිට පයින් ගැහුවා.. මේ මොන බොරුවක්ද – සෝපිත හිමි
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යහපාලනය කියාගෙන තමන් වහන්සේලාට පයින් ගැසීමක් සිදු කර ඇති බව කොට්ටේ ශ‍්‍රී නාග විහාරාධිපති පූජ්‍ය මාදුළුවාවේ සෝභිත හිමයෝ පවසති.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

මනාප ලැයිස්තුවට පිටින් පළාත් සභා මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් එපා-කැෆේ සංවිධානය පක්ෂ නායකයින්ට කියයි.
කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ/කැෆේ සංවිධානය
පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් ලෙස තේරී පත් වූ පළාත් සභා සභිකයින් ගේ පුරප්පාඩු පිරවීම සදහා කටයුතු කිරීමේ දී අදාළ ලැයිස්තුවල ඉදිරියෙන්ම සිටින පුද්ගලයින් පත් කිරීමට පක්ෂ නායකයින් විසින් කටයුතු කළ යුතුව ඇතැයි කැෆේ සංවිධානයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා පවසයි. පළාත් සභා මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් ගණනාවක්ම මෙවර පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් ලෙස තේරීපත්වීම හේතුවෙන් පළාත් සභා ගණනාවක මන්ත්‍රී ධූ පුරප්පාඩු විය.   එම පුරප්පාඩු සදහා මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් පත් කිරීම ඉදිරියේ දී සිදු කිරීමට නියමිතය.  එජනිස, එජාපය, දෙමළ ජාතික පක්ෂය හා ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ විසින් මෙම මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් පත් කරනු ඇත. දිස්ත්‍රික්ක ගණනාවක පළාත් සභා මන්ත්‍රී ධූර සදහා පුද්ගලයින් නම් කිරීමේ දී දේශපාලන පක්ෂ විසින්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

SRI LANKA: Anthony Kingsley- arrested, assaulted, threatened with torture
ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION - URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME
Dear Friends, According to information received by the Asian Human Rights Commission, Mr. Anthony Kingsley, a casual labourer living in Hantana Estate, Kandy had been arrested by police officers attached to the Crime Branch of the Kandy Headquarters Police Station. This took place during a church procession in full view of the public. He was then threatened with torture. Realising that he was going to be taken away to a police torture chamber, he tried to commit suicide. Later that evening, he was granted bail. Presently Kingsley is in fear of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

Complaint On Coca Cola labelling
Kusal Perera
Director General, Consumer Affairs Authority, No 27, Vauxhall street, Colombo 02. dgcaa

sltnet.lk Dear Sir, Complaint & Request for information on labelling of Coca Cola bottles  This complaint and request for information raised through querries raised herein is based on the Gazette Extraordinary of 19 January, 2005 bearing no.1376/9 issued under the Food Act No.26 of 1980. This Gazette provides notification of regulations on “labelling and advertising” of all goods and services sold or made available to consumers in Sri Lanka and is noticed as “Food (Labelling and Advertising) Regulations 2005”. The public as consumers are thus... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

President’s call for expatriate Sri Lankan intellectuals
Dr. Janaka Ratnasiri Nawala Courtesy:  The Island ( Opinion )
September 4, 2015 At the opening of the 8th session of the Parliament of Sri Lanka, the President said that Sri Lanka would lay a red carpet to welcome Sri Lankan intellectuals, if those presently working overseas decide to return to Sri Lanka. He further said that a special unit would be set up in the Presidential Secretariat to facilitate their return. This offer made by the President is certainly laudable, which no other President had done before. It is very encouraging to find that the President has realized the importance... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

Sri Lanka foreign reserves drop to US$6.466bn in August 2015
ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's forex reserves had dropped 420 million US dollars to 6,466 million US dollars by end August 2015, down from 6,887.22 billion in July, amid continued sterilized forex sales, official data show. Without 400 million US dollar swap from the Reserve Bank of India, foreign reserves are down 34 percent from a peak of 9,185 million US dollar in August 2014. Last week Sri Lanka got another 1.1 billion US dollars from the Reserve Bank of India, which would could help boost reserves closed to 7.0 billion US dollars or above. Sri Lanka's foreign reserves dropped... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

A new Political Culture……
By Charles.S.Perera
It is interesting to investigate what this New Political Culture the Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe  keeps talking about..  From what one has observed so far it is a dictatorship of the President , a police state of the lowest sort with an extended  dictatorship of the Prime Minister within a frame work of  a damaged democracy .  An experiment perhaps of a new political culture  still in a very infantile state and lets hope it will not look to Videla’s Argentine, Salazar’s Portugal or Pinochet’s Chile. The change of political culture began in January, 2015, with the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

Is the refugee crisis a business venture?
Shenali D Waduge
“to the greedy, nothing is of any consequence” Did Syria threaten US/UK or NATO? No. So what business do these nations have in Syria? War on Terror, removal of a ‘dictator’ and delivering democracy are the oft used excuses given. ‘Dictator’ Assad did not destroy Syria nor did he create a country bombed, foreign mercenaries with arms and a refugee crisis. The situation was created by US/UK and NATO. So who should be responsible for the crisis is just as important as the offshoots of the crisis in the form of scores of people supposedly fleeing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

ඉන්දියාව අපට සම්මුතිවාදයක් පටවයි
නලින් ද සිල්වා මේ ලිච්ඡවි රජදරුවන්ගේ යුගය නො වේ. මේ මෝදි යුගය යි. මෝදි යුගය ලිච්ඡවින්ට අවුරුදු දෙදහස් හයසියයකට පමණ පසුව ඉංගිරිසි යුගයක් නේරු යුගයක් හා ගාන්ධි යුගයක් පසුකර පැමිණ ඇත්තකි. ඉංගිරිසින්ට පෙර තවත් යුග ගණනාවක් චෝල, චේර පාණ්ඩ්‍ය, මූගල් ආදී වශයෙන් ද අපි පසුකර ඇත්තෙමු. එයට අමතර ව ධර්මාශෝක යුගයක් ද අපි පසු කෙළෙමු. මෝදිට නැති සම්මුතිවාදයක් මෝදි අපට ලබාදෙන්නේ කෙසේ ද? ධර්මාශෝක රජු අපට ඊනියා යථාර්ථවාදී ථෙරවාදී සංස්කෘතියක් ලබා දුන්නේ ය. ඒ ඔහුට තිබිණු සංස්කෘතියකි. යථාර්ථයක සම්මුතිවාදයක් තිබිය හැකි යැයි නො සිතමි. එය අවසානයේ දී අවුරුදු දහස් ගණනක් අපේ වාසියට හේතු විය! අද ක්‍රියාත්මක වන සම්මුතිවාදී දේශපාලනය යන්න... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

SLFP without minor parties is like rice without curry
By Udaya Gammanpila Courtesy Ceylon Today
There is a specific objective of introducing the National List in the Constitution of 1978. It is to get important people who are reluctant to contest elections involved in the policy formulation and law making process. Professionals, academics and leaders of insignificant communities such as Malays, Burghers, Vedda and disabled people belong to this category. It was never intended to be used as a shortcut or backchannel to bring defeated candidates to Parliament. In order to meet the objective of the national list, high profile personalities such as Prof G.L. Peiris, Prof. Tissa Vitarana,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

Never Mind the Quality - Feel The Width! A British Sit-Com of Two Tailors. A Jew & An Irish Catholic.
Prof. Hudson McLean
An apt parallel to analyse the politics in Sri Lanka in a Global Theatre.  However, this is No Situation Comedy, but a Real Global Control Exercise by One Player. Are the Global powerhouses trying to make the Mixed Pickle into a Sweet & Sour, or Spicy & Hot, or a Mango Chutney, or even a Mind-boggling Sinhala Achcharu?  Such side dishes are meant to facilitate the appetite. Likewise, the current scenario is certainly creating Confusion & Control, whilst creating significant appetite and opportunity to a selected few. The Players. In this vast Board Game of Politics,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

Open request to the President and Prime Minister of the Republic of Sri Lanka
Dr Sudath Gunasekara. Mahanuwara (SLAS) President Senior Citizens Movement Mahanuwara
5.9.2015. Mr. President and Mr. Prime Minister please name and gazette all the 225 Members of Parliament, both elected (196) and selected by you under the so-called national list (29), immediately as Cabinet Ministers without wasting your valuable time and energy over such a tedious and haggling job for the good health, wealth, prosperity and happiness of all politicians in this country. I have the least doubt that both of you will have the Blessings of the Mahanayaka Theras of Malwatta and Asgiriya as well, even if you don’t... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

How an Economist Wrecked the Nalanda Revival
by S.R. Ramaswamy Courtesy:  Indiafacts
This is a translation of the original essay by S.R. Ramaswamy that appeared in the September 2015 issue of the Kannada monthly, Utthana. Translated by Sandeep Balakrishna. Nalanda University was established as an university of eminence in Bihar during the period when both Sanatana Dharma and Buddhism were at their peak. It provided free accommodation and fee less ( free ) education to all those interested in pursuing knowledge. Apart from the various corners of India, students from Tibet, China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Java, Sumatra, Korea, Indonesia, Iran, Turkey, and Greece had enrolled there. Chief... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

Magisterial inquiry into floating armory case terminated
Courtesy Adaderana
The Magisterial inquiry with respect to the floating armory of the Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd has been terminated after the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) apprised the Court that it would not proceed with the case under AG’s advice. The Galle Magistrate last week also lifted the foreign travel ban imposed on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa over this case. Police this year seized more than 3,000 weapons in 20 containers from the armoury, run by private security firm Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd and docked in port of Galle. The Galle magistrate had... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

Church Planting in Buddha Gaya 40 Mahadalit families convert to Christianity in Bodh Gaya
Abdul Qadir, Courtesy:  Times of India
GAYA: At least 40 Mahadalit families on Thursday converted to Christianity at a special baptism ceremony at Atia village near Bihar's Bodh Gaya. Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, who is a Mahadalit as well, was busy in foundation laying and inauguration ceremonies at his village Mahkar in Gaya district when the baptism ceremony took place. Mahadalits or Musahars are considered one of the lowest in caste hierarchy. Dalits and a section of OBCs have been embracing Buddhism for sometime, but this is perhaps for the first time that conversion to Christianity has taken... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

Use language carefully in visual media: Educationist
By NJ Thakuria
Guwahati:  Eminent educationist Professor Srinath Baruah on 5 September 2015 urged the media outlets of Assam to use accurate Assamese words and correct sentences in various items, which are made available to the reader-audience-viewers. Interacting with the scribes at Guwahati Press Club, Prof Baruah also emphasized on maintaining the beauty of Assamese language at any cost for the future generation. Attending the first ‘Prangon the emfa’s courtyard’ program, organized by Electronic Media Forum Assam, the former vice-chancellor of Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University also highlighted many wrong words, often used in the media that might... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/15)

අන්තර්ජාලීය පාර්ලිමේන්තුවක් ස්ථාපිත කරමු.
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි.
(පැරණි ලිපියක් යලි ඉදිරිපත් කරන්නේ, ඒ අවශඅයතාවය තදින්ම දැනෙන බැවණි) Posted on January 22nd, 2011 අපි කාලාන්තරයක් මුළුල්ලේ විශාල අරගලයක් නිරතවූවෝ වෙමු. ඒ අරගලය ජයග්‍රහහීව නිමව, මේ වනවිට අවුරුද්දකුත් මාස හයක කාලයක් ගතවී ඇත. මේ වනවිට ජයග්‍රහණය උදෙසා යුද්ධය මෙහෙය වූ නායකයා රටේ පාලන බලය මෙහෙයවමින් සිටියි. නමුත් ස්වභාවයේ ධර්මතාවන්ට අනුකූලව, සෑම ක්‍රියාවකටම ඊට සමාන වූද ප්‍රතිවිරුද්ධ දිසාවට ක්‍රියාකරන්නාවූද ප්‍රතික්‍රියාවක් තිබේ. ඒ අනුව මේ පවතින රජයටද, එම ධර්මතාවයන් බලපාන බැවින්, එම ප්‍රතිවිරුද්ධ ප්‍රති ක්‍රියාවන් හදුනා ගෙන පිහිටුවා ගත් මේ රජය, මෙරට දේශප්‍රේමීන්ගේ අභිලාෂයන් ඉටුවෙන ආකාරයට මෙහෙයවීම, මුළු ලොව පුරා විසිරී සිටින ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය දේශප්‍රේමීන් සතු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/09/15)

TNA as Opposition: Both Right and Wrong
THE WAY AHEAD FOR SRI LANKA
As the self-appointed “yahapalanaya” movement rejoices at Sambandan’s selection as Leader of the Opposition, we cannot forget that we’ve been here once before — with disastrous consequences. What happened in parliament on September 3, 2015 was a complete disgrace — though it was legally and procedurally correct. The TNA is the largest party outside of the government, and therefore must be the Official Opposition of the country. This has led to a situation that is analagous to the 1970s when Amirthalingam occupied the post that Sambandan has been gifted. Sambandan’s recent installation is however... -Full Story-
(https:/lankafuture.wordpress.com/ - 06/09/15)

Sri Lanka should be the Hong Kong of India
Chanaka Bandarage
No one would disagree that Hong Kong rode to its prosperity on the back of China (after the Chinese Revolution, Hong Kong underwent a rapid and successful process of industrialization, from the late 1940s, and became a rich nation). After the liberalisation of China’s trade (Chairman Deng’s Open Door Policy’ in the late 1970s), Hong Kong grabbed the opportunity and increased its trade with China by tenfold.  Within few years, the tiny Hong Kong’s exports to China surpassed its imports from China. When it comes to India, Sri Lanka is today placed in a similar position as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/09/15)

New government out to scrap Provincial Councils
Sri Lankan Mirror
Swearing in of ministers yesterday for provinces and the proposed district councils for development headed by the MP who won the most votes in the district is a clear sign the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government has started dismantling provincial councils, says senior journalist cum political analyst Kusal Perera. These ministers appointed to oversee provincial development will be in charge of these district councils in their province. With that at least 03 provincial councils, the Southern, Western and Wayamba, will become redundant, he told SriLankaMirror. With decentralised budget allocations given to MPs also increased, the role provincial... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/09/15)

AWARD OF PRAIRIE ROSES TO R. SAMPANTHAN
By Shelton A. Gunaratne
Professor of communication emeritus, MSUM, and lead author of Mindful Journalism and News Ethics in the Digital Era: A Buddhist Approach (New York: Routledge, 2015) MOORHEAD, MN--As a mindful journalism practitioner and educator, I wish                    to show my “thumbs up” approval to the selection of the Tamil National Alliance leader Rajavarothian Sampanthan, 82, as the Leader of the Opposition in Sri Lanka by the Speaker of the national Parliament. Sampanthan was not in the Parliament at the time I was a Parliamentary reporter in the mid 1960s. He served as MP for Trincomalee from 1988... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/15)

Questions over Asbestos ban
By Kishani Samaraweera Courtesy The  Nation
President Maithripala Sirisena announced on August 29 that strict laws will be enforced with regard to asbestos, and by 2018 the production and importation of asbestos will be banned completely. The President mentioned although plans were made to ban the production of asbestos when he was the Health Minister; it was not possible for him to implement it since no support was given by the relevant authorities. He also said that implementation of such laws on asbestos being imported or produced is for the betterment of the country. The President reiterated that he will... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/15)

‘Ekneligoda not abducted for being a journalist’, CID believes
By The Nation
The Colombo Telegraph has reported that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which is investigating the abduction of Prageeth Ekneligoda, believes that the reason for the abduction was something other than the fact of his being a journalist. The CID also believes that Ekneligoda’s practice of mailing human ash to Mahinda Rajapaksa was part of a well orchestrated project that was “handsomely funded” to drive fear into the former president. Moreover, one of the military personnel grilled by the CID has alleged that Ekneligoda was involved in human smuggling and forging documents. Sandhya Ekneligoda, wife of Prageeth,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/15)

Domestic Inquiry, Militarisation & Victim-Witness Protection
by Kusal Perera
Balendran Jeyakumari was arrested with her then 12 year old daughter in March 2014 on charges she possessed two stolen mine detectors. Lugged in remand prison for almost a year, she was allowed conditional bail in March, 2015. She had to report to the nearest police station every last Sunday of the month. Yet there are no charges filed against her with only a “B” Report holding her as an accused for over one and a half years. On 02 September there were reports, war affected families in Mannar were on protest against the proposed domestic... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/15)

ඉදිරියේ දී එන ‘අභ්‍යන්තර පරීක්ෂණය‘ - එය නීත්‍යනුකූල ද?
දර්ශන් වීරසේකර
ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ ත‍්‍රස්තවාදී යුද්ධයේ අන්තිම පියවරයන් ගත් සමයේ දී සිදුවූවා යැයි කියන යුධ අපරාධ සම්බන්ධව අභ්‍යන්තර පරීක්ෂණයක් පැවැත්වීමට නියමිත බව ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ දේශීය ජාතික පුවත්පත් කීපයකම මෑතක දී වාර්තා කරනු ලැබීය. ඉහත සඳහන් අභ්‍යන්තර පරීක්ෂණ සාධාරණීයකරණය කිරීම වස්, නව විදෙස් ඇමති වන ගරු මංගල සමරවීර මහතා ඉදිරිපත් කර තබූ අදහස් කීපයක් පසු ගිය දින වල දේශීය පුවත්පත් කීපයකම වාර්තා කර තිබුණි. මගේ මතයට අනුව නම්, මෙවැනි අභ්‍යන්තර පරීක්ෂණයක් මේ අවස්ථාවේ දී දියත් කිරීම වැදගත් කරුණු දෙකක් නිසා නීත්‍යානුකූල නොවන බව මෙහිලා ප‍්‍රකාශ කිරීමට කැමැත්තෙමි. මුලින්ම මේ ගැන සඳහන් කරන විට යුධ අපරාධ ගැන දැනටමත් අභ්‍යන්තර පරීක්ෂණයක් පවත්වා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/15)

Land of Sinhala now Controlled by Tamils & Tamil Sympathizers
Prof. Hudson McLean
Will Sri Lanka become the 30th Federal State of India within the Indian Federal Union of States currently comprising of twenty-nine (29) States? As opinions published in various patriotic media led by LankaWeb, the Gang of Three led by President Maithripala Sirisena (My3), Ranil Wickremasingha (RW) and Chandrika Bandaranaike-Kumaratunga (CBK) are well oiled by the Indian-American politicos to control Sri Lanka with a gentle arm-twist.  The Part One & Part Two have sailed past successfully in the most Democratic fashion. The Presidential & Parlimentary elections are exposed as controlled by, as alleged, by the Indian-American influence... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/15)

On political equations that never ‘stay’
By Uditha Devapriya Courtesy The Nation
Power struggles are rarely if at all about the people. Rhetoric is scripted in, yes, but for the most it remains a necessity as a means to an end. Outcomes which get preferred by parties never privilege the voter. This we know. As such elections have more to do with power and frill than with serving the people. This too we know. Political equations do not last long, however. Scripted into MOUs (between and within parties) are escape clauses. True, Ranil’s grip on party leadership and his ability to wield power in the face... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/15)

Psychological Reflections of Vincent Van Gogh’s Art
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge
I know for sure that I have an instinct for colour, and that it will come to me more and more, that painting is in the very marrow of my bones." - Vincent Van Gogh Vincent William van Gough a famous Dutch artist whose work often associated with Post-Impressionism and later transformed in to Expressionism. Vincent Van Gogh was one of the most important predecessors of modern painting. He created a great number of masterpiece paintings and drawings in just one decade devoted to art. Vincent van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 in Netherlands. Since... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/15)

New Ministers sworn in
Courtesy Adaderana
The swearing in ceremony of the new Cabinet of the National Government commenced at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo, a short while ago. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was the first to take oaths as the Minister of National Policy and Economic Affairs before President Maithripala Sirisena. In total 42 Cabinet Ministers including Wijedasa Rajapaksa and D.M. Swaminathan, who have already been appointed as ministers, were sworn in today. Mangala Samaraweera took oath as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rajapaksa as Minister of Justice and Swaminathan as Minister of Rehabilitation on August 24 before the President. Rajapaksa... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/15)

Sri Lanka rupee falls 3 pct to record low after c.bank floats – dealers
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka’s rupee currency fell over 3 percent to trade at a record low of 139.00 per dollar on Friday after the central bank effectively floated the currency by ceasing to quote its own reference rate. The slide comes amid weakness in emerging markets triggered by a devaluation of the Chinese yuan. It came with a delay, though, after the central bank supported the rupee before and after a general election on Aug. 17 that was won by a pro-reform coalition. The central bank’s move came a day after it received $1.1 billion from a $1.5 billion... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/15)

සුමන්තිරන් ඉල්ලන ආපසු ගන්න බැරි එක
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
ධර්‍මසිරි බණ්ඩාරනායක (පුරවැසි බලය) ලංකාව දැන් එක රටක් කියා සම්බන්ධන්ට විපක්‍ෂ නායකකම දිය යුතුයයි කෑගසද්දි, ඊට කලින් ටී එන් ඒ එකේ ඒබ්‍රහම් සුමන්තිරන් කෙඳිරිගෑවේ ඔවුන්ට ඕනෑ බලය පැවරීමක් මිස බලය බෙදීමක් නොවන බවය. ඔහුට අනුව බලය පැවරීමක් කියන්නේ එය දුන් පුද්ගලයාට ආපසු ගත නොහැකිවන ආකාරයේ ඩිවොලූෂන් වෙට්ටුවකටය. උදාහරණයක් වශයෙන් කියතොත් යම් තරුණියක් ඇගේ පෙම්වතාට ඇගේ කන්‍යා භාවය පවරා දුන්නොත් ඇයට එය කවදාවත්ම ආපසු ලබාගත නොහැකිය. මෙහිදී මට මතක් වන්නේ ඒ කාලයේ 1960 ගණන් වල ෆිලික්ස් ඩයස් ඇමතිතුමා කියා සිටි "ලිට්ල් බිට් ඔෆ් ඩික්ටේටර්ෂිප් (ෆ්ලර්ටින් විත් ඩික්ටේටර්ෂිප්) ඊස් ඕ කේ" යයි කියපු කතාවය. මේ අන්ද‌මට දෙපක්‍ෂයක්, ජෝඩුවක්, ෆ්ල්‍ර්ට්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/15)

රටක් විකිණීමට ඇත
වංශපුර දේවගේ ජානක- යුතුකම සංවාද කවය
ඉතිහාසයේ දූෂිතම මැතිවරණයෙන් බලයට පැමිනි මෛත්‍රී-චන්ද්‍රිකා-රනිල් හවුල් ආණ්ඩුව නිවට රජයක් වනු ඇත. එමෙන්ම එය ජනමතය නොඉවසන රජයක් වෙනු ඇත. ඊටත් වඩා එය අස්ථාවර රජයක් වනු ඇත. මේ සියලු කාරණා සැපිරුණු රජයක් 1948 න් පසු මෙරට පිහිටුවා නැත. මේ රජයට නියමිත කාර්යභාරය වනුයේ සිංහලුන්ගේ ස්වාධිපත්‍යය අහිමි කිරීමය. පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ මංගල සැසිවාරයේ දී ගම්මන්පිල මහතා පෙන්වාදුන් පරිදි නිවටයින් සුළු පිරිසක් පාර්ලිමේන්තුව තුල කරන පාවාදීමට මැදිහත්වීමට මෙරට සාමාන්‍ය ජනතාවට දැන් ඉඩක් නැත. පැවති මැතිවරණය ජනතාවට ලැබුනු අවසාන අවස්ථාව විය. ගම්මන්පිල මහතාගේ ඒ ප්‍රකාශයට රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා විරෝධය පෑවේ එකල අන්කල් ටොම් නමින් හැඳින්වුනු ඇමෙරිකානු නිවෙස්-වහලුන් වත්තේ-වහලුන්ට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/15)

හවුල් ආණ්ඩුවට යන සන්ධාන මන්ත‍්‍රීන් තොගය මෙන්න…
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ජාතික ආන්ඩුවක් සඳහා ඇමති මණ්ඩලය වැඩි කිරීමට ඊයේ දිනයේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී පැවති ඡන්ද විමසීමේදී එම යෝජනාවට පක්‍ෂව ඡන්දය දුන්  සන්ධාන මන්ත‍්‍රීවරුන් 35 මෙසේය. මහින්ද යාපා, සරත් අමුණුගම, ලසන්ත අලගියවන්න, ටි.බී. ඒකනායක, මොහාන් ලාල් ගේ‍්‍රරු, ගීතා කුමාරසිංහ, මලිත් ජයතිලක, ප‍්‍රියංකර ජයරත්න, දයාසිරි ජයසේකර, පේ‍්‍රමලාල් ජයසේකර, ජනක බණ්ඩාර තෙන්නකෝන්, නිමල් සිරිපාල සිල්වා, දුමින්ද දිසානායක, එස්.බි. දිසානායක, ඩග්ලස් දේවානන්දා, මනූෂ නානායක්කාර, සුසන්ත පුංචි නිලමේ, ඩිලාන් පෙරේරා, අරුන්දිාක ප‍්‍රනාන්දු, සුදර්ශනී ප‍්‍රනාන්දු පුල්ලේ, සුසිල් පේ‍්‍රම්ජයන්ත්, සාරානාත් බස්නායක, නිශාන්ත මුතුහෙට්ටිගම, ෆයිසර් මුස්තාපා, අනුර ප‍්‍රියදර්ශණ යාපා, සී.බී. රත්නායක, කෙහෙලිය රඹුක්වැල්ල, නිමල් ලංසා, දුලිප් විජේසේකර, චන්දිම වීරක්කොඩි, රංජිත් සියඹලාපිටිය, තිලංග සුමතිපාල, ජොන් සෙනෙවිරත්න, විජිතමුණි සොයිසා, ඒ.එල්.එම්. හිසුබුල්ලා,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/15)

When you have wept your grief………..
By Charles.S.Perera
When you have wept your grief, and smothered the last drop of tears you are completely exhausted, lifeless, and nothing seems to matter. What is left is only the  smitten body of once a proud nation in a bier,  four  terrorists in their  fatigues  stand silently on guard at the four corners with their hands resting on the steel rod of the T56 assault rifles kept standing before them. The red flag with tiger head in a circle of bullets covers half of the bier. Some one had thrown on the ground under the bier a half... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

Refer Sri Lanka to the UN General Assembly: Enough of UNHRC witch-hunt
Shenali D Waduge
 "Not only must Justice be done; it must also be seen to be done." For 3 decades Sri Lanka endured terrorism. The present calls for accountability and other nomenclatures were not to be seen throughout the past. After playing no part to end terror, after Sri Lanka’s military solution, the UN is coming down hard on Sri Lanka creating precedents after a conflict has ended. The illegalities and beyond the mandate decisions warrants Sri Lanka’s case to be taken before the UN General Assembly where Sri Lanka as a member state can “make recommendations for the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

දිනන්න උදව්කළ අයට දොළ පිදේනි දෙනවා-විමල් වීරවංශ
දිනන්න උදව්කළ අයට දොළ පිදේනි දෙනවා-විමල් වීරවංශ
  ‘‘27000ක් ජීවිත පුදලා බේරාගත්තු රට මේ විදිහට පාවලා දෙන්න අපි ඉඩ තියන්නේ නැහැ... සන්ධාන ප‍්‍රතිපත්ති ප‍්‍රකාශනයේ ජාතික ආණ්ඩුවක් ගැන එක වචනයක්වත් නැහැ. සන්ධානයට ජනතාව ඡන්දය දුන්නේ සන්ධාන ආණ්ඩුවක් හදන්න. එහෙම නැතිනම් විපක්‍ෂයේ ඉදිමින් ඡන්දය දුන් ඒ ජනතාවගේ අභිලාෂයන් ඉටු කරන්න. දැන් ඒ ජනවරම ඔළුවෙන් හිටවන්න හදනවා... රටේ ප‍්‍රශ්න විසඳන එක කාටත් එකතු වෙලා කළ හැකියි. ඒකට ජාතික ආණ්ඩු, ඇමති ධුර අවශ්‍ය නැහැ. ජනවාරි 08 වැනිදා තමන්ට දිනන්න උදව් කළ අයට අද දොළ පිදේනි දෙනවා. රනිල්ට අගමැතිකම, සම්බන්ධන්ට විපක්‍ෂනායකකම අනුරට විපක්‍ෂයේ ප‍්‍රධාන සංවිධායකකම‘‘ යැයි විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

AMAZING FEAT OF SRI LANKAN LAD –DEVIN JINADASA (16 years)
Gomin Dayasri
Devin Jinadasa is the first Sri Lankan writer to have a trilogy of fantasy stories published by a British publisher. He is 16 years of age and attends Asian International School. It’s a book by a child for children. The Title of the book is SILVER MOON: THE WAR BEGINS. The publisher is the famed British publishing House of Austin Macauley. His mother is lawyer Manoli Jinadasa who appeared in some of the most prominent cases of national interest in recent times such as the North East De -Merger, Dismantling of PTOMS structures, Land being made a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

Save energy in cooking and frying for health reasons.
Dr Hector Perera       London
When we cook, sometimes we cook water based foods directly on the fire and sometimes we fry. We fry fish or stakes or even papadams, sprats and red chilies. I know fried red dry chilies are too hot to eat but a taste of it is very appetising. One cannot help to avoid any cooking fumes from the frying pan when we fry those things but try and avoid the cooking fumes from your frying pan, especially if the ventilation is poor. People in hot weather countries like in Sri Lanka always cook and fry... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

මගේ අසනීප හා අයින්ස්ටයින්ගේ අසනීපය
නලින් ද සිල්වා  
 ඩී එස් සී උපාධිධාරී සේවාර්ජිත (සම්මානිත) මහාචාර්ය අශෝක අමරතුංග මහතා මා අසනීප ව සිටි කාලයෙහි වැදගත් ලිපියක් දෙකක් ලියා ඇත. ඒ ඊනියා යථාර්ථය සම්බන්ධයෙනි. මේ සාකච්ඡාවේ තේමාව වනුයේ ම ඊනියා යථාර්ථයක් නැතැයි යන්න ය. එබැවින් අමරතුංග මහතා යථාර්ථයක් ඇතැයි පෙන්වීම සඳහා ඉදිරිපත්වීම වැඩදායක ය. එහෙත් ඒ මහතා තවමත් සිටින්නේ ථෙරවාදයෙන් සකස්කරන ලද ඊනියා විද්‍යාත්මක මතවාදයක බැවින් මේ සාකච්ඡාවෙන් එතරම් වැඩක් අත්වේ දැයි කිව නො හැකි ය.  කෙසේ වෙතත් ඒ මහතාගේ පසුගිය ලිපි සම්බන්ධයෙන් කිවයුතු දේ බොහෝමයකි. අවාසනාවකට එසේ කීමේ දී ඒ මහතාගේ ලිපිවලින් දීර්ඝ ලෙස උපුටා දැක්වීමට සිදු වෙයි. ඒ ගැන කණගාටුවන නමුත් වෙනත් කළ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

Govt. proposal for a domestic inquiry
By Neville Ladduwahetty  Courtesy Island
It is reported that the US Assistant Secretary of State, Nisha Biswal, is so ‘upbeat’ about the mechanism adopted by the Government for a Domestic Inquiry Mechanism into accountability and reconciliation issues relating to the final phases of the conflict, that the US would sponsor a resolution supporting the Domestic Inquiry Mechanism at the next session of the UN Human Rights Council. (The Daily News. August 28. 2015). The report also states that Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Tom Malinowski, speaking to reporters had stated: "The United States will... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

Throwing a war hero to the wolves to appease Tamil separatists; the real story behind the ‘Mirisuvil massacre’ needs to come out
Ramanie de Zoysa
War hero Ratnayaka Mudiyanselage Sunil Ratnayaka is on death row at the age of just 38 for the crime of protecting his country from bloodshed and ruin. Very little is known of Sunil by the public at large even though the so-called “mirusuvil massacre” he is accused of participating in, is an event that has been blown out of all proportion by the human rights industry and the Tamil Diaspora for collective advancement. Sunil is a young man from a faraway village in the Mahiyangana area. He joined the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in 1995... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

The Cerberus Dictatorship Deflowers Democracy – Are Shedding Tears the Only Answer for Sri Lanka?
By Gandara John
On 18 Aug 15 democracy in Sri Lanka was snuffed out when with the stroke of a pen five million voters were robbed of their Basic Human Rights to influence governmental decision making. As observed by UMHRC, ‘One of the most critical ways that individuals can influence governmental decision making is through voting.’ Voting as was observed is a formal expression of preference for a candidate for office. The stomping by the triumvirate dictatorship has begun; we, the disenfranchised five million, are in a state of despair. Are shedding tears the only option available to us? Are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

මත්තල නිසා ඉන්දියාව පාඩු ලබන හැටි ගුවන් නිලධාරියෙක් විස්තර කරයි.
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BackUp ගුවන්තොටුපොළක් වශයෙන් මත්තල යොදා ගනිද්දී , පාඩුව සිදුවන්නේ එම කර්තව්‍යය සිදු කරන ඉන්දියාවේ චෙන්නායි ගුවන් තොටුපොළට බව ගුවන්තොටුපොළ නිලධාරියෙක් විස්තර කරයි. රුපියල් කෝටි 20ක් පමණ වටිනා එක්ස්රේ ස්කෑනින් යන්ත්‍ර, අධි තාක්ෂණික ගිනි සංවේදිත උපකරණ, කෝටි 5 කට වඩා වටිනා වායු සමීකරණ යන්ත්‍ර, අධි ශීතකරණ කාමර සහිත රුපියල් කෝටි 200 කට අධික ගොඩනැගිල්ල වී ගබඩා කිරීම දේශපාලන පළිගැනීමක් මෙන්ම රටේ ආර්ථිකයෙන් හා සම්පත් වලින් පලිගැනීමක් බව ගුවන් තොටුපල සේවකයෝ පෙන්වා දෙයි. පහත දැක්වෙන්නේ මත්තල ගුවන්තොටුපොළ ගැන mahinda.info මගින් මීට පෙර පළ කළ සම්පූර්ණ විස්තරය. මත්තල කියන්නේ ගුවන් යානා එන්නේ නැති ගුවන්තොටුපොළක් ය, ඒකට එන්නේ මොණරු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

Cricket and Crabs - Can they go together?
Senaka Weeraratna
Sport builds strength and character in a person and instills values. A sports personality has a responsibility towards society to do good by setting an example. Sports is about two rivals battling it out to see who is better. It is not about a person of strength attacking a defenseless being. That's not sportsmanship. That's Bullying and Cowardice. Yet people don't seem to think there is anything wrong in throwing an innocent being such as a live crab into a cauldron of boiling water. We cringe when even a drop of hot water spills on us yet... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

Let’s go back to the 1st UNHRC Resolution on Sri Lanka in May 2009
Shenali D Waduge
3 decades of terrorism in Sri Lanka ended in May 2009 following a military defeat of the LTTE. The Human Rights Council announced on 22 May 2009 that it would hold a special session to address the human rights situation in Sri Lanka on 26 May 2009. It was being convened at the request of Germany on behalf of 17 members of the HRC: Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Korea, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine, Argentina, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Mauritius, Chile, Uruguay and the UK. General Assembly Resolution 60/251 which created the Human Rights Council states... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

Fools
Diannah Paramour
Sent from my iPadThat's a lot to digest isn't it? Firstly, this is what the international community and the filthy UN want: For Sri Lanka to act like savages in the jungle. Publicly hang MR and just to make the show look good, hang a bunch of low crimes criminals from your prison, doesn't matter who they are. Hang them all in Colombo park. Then produce a long scroll of 'per ported' crimes. But don't forget to run your photocopying machine hot, printing up fake rupee. Show the bag of fake notes to the crowd and declare:... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/15)

දේශපාලන ත්‍රිකෝණය
මනෝඡ් අබයදීර දිවයින
සර්, සජිත්ටයි එවන්ස්‌ටයි පොඩ්ඩකට කාමරයෙන් එළියට යන්න කියමුද? එම සාකච්ඡාව අපි දෙදෙනා අතර පමණයි පැවතිය යුත්තේ." "හොඳයි" ජනාධිපතිතුමා කීයේය. මේ වේලාවේ එතුමාගේ මුහුණේ පෙර පැවති සුහදතාවය නොතිබුණි. ඇස්‌ දෙක රතුය. බැල්මත් භයානකය. ඇතුලත්මුදලි ඇමැතිතුමාත් පැමිණ ඇත්තේ බැගෑවීමට නොවේ. දෙකෙන් එකක්‌ බේරුම් කර ගන්නටය. ආරංචිකරු කී හැටියට ඔහු පැමිණ ඇත්තේ ඉල්ලා අස්‌වීම තීන්දු කරගෙනය. අපි කාමරයෙන් පිටවූයෙමු. කාමරය වැසී ගියේය. කාමරය කොච්චර හොඳට වැසී තිබුණත්, ඇතුළතින් එන ශබ්දවල හැටියට දෙදෙනා ඇරගන්නවා වගේ ය. ජනසෙත සැදූ ජනපති සෙවණේ යන ග්‍රන්ථයේදී එවන්ස්‌ කුරේ විසින් එසේ සිය මතකය දිග හරිනු ලබන්නේ දෝෂාභියෝගය මොහොතේ ලලිත් ඇතුලත්මුදලි සහ ජනාධිපති ප්‍රේමදාස අතර ඇතිවුණු උණුසුම්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

නරින්ට කුකුල් කොටුව දීම හෙවත් සිරිසෙනලාගේ - විජේසූරියලාගේ ශ්‍රීලනිප සැමරුම..
යටියන ප්‍රදීප් කුමාර  යුතුකම සංවාද කවය
මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතාගේ ආරාධනයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ 64 වන සම්මේලනයේ ප්‍රධාන දේශනය පැවැත්වූයේ මහාචාර්‍ය සරත් විජේසූරිය මහතාය. සාමාන්‍යයෙන් නම් පක්ෂ සම්මේලනයක පක්ෂය පිළිබඳ දේශනයක් පවත්වන්නේ ඒ පක්ෂයට අව්‍යාජව හිතැති විද්වතෙකු විසිනි. එසේත් නැත්නම් ආධානාග්‍රාහී නොවන සාපේක්ෂව හෝ ස්වාධීන බුද්ධිමතෙකු විසිනි. ශ්‍රීලනිපය ඉතාමත් අසීරු අවධියක පසු වූ 80 දශකයේ අග භාගයේ මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ  මහතා විසින් නිදහස් පක්ෂ සමරු දේශයනට ආචාර්‍ය නලින්ද සිල්වා මහතාට ආරාධනා කරන්නේ ඒ පළමු පදනමිනි. එදා එතුමා විසින් පළකළ 56 දරුවන් පිලිබඳ කතාව අදද ශ්‍රීලනිපයේ මුල හඳුනාගැනීමට අත්පොත් සපයන්නකි. සරත් විජේසූරිය වැන්නන් පසුගිය කාලය පුරාම නියෝජනය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

Eknaligoda drama gets ‘mistress-twist’
Courtesy The Nation
In a startling turn of events in the investigation into Prageeth Eknaligoda’s alleged disappearance, it has surfaced that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is to question his alleged mistress and the Media Secretary to MP Douglas Devananda, Nelson Edirisinghe. The CID has allegedly found evidence that Eknaligoda lived with this mistress in Matale, and that whenever he was in Colombo he would reside with Edirisinghe and not his wife, Sandya. Sandya was used by those opposed to Mahinda Rajapaksa in their election campaign. Four army personnel have so far been arrested, and questioned over the disappearance... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

Exporting to India: More trouble than its worth?
Courtesy Adaderana
A large number of Sri Lankan products exported to India receive duty-free access under the IndiaSri Lanka Free Trade Agreement(ISFTA). However, these benefits are undermined by the existence of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs). One significant NTB facedby Sri Lankan exporters (especially food exporters)is the additional costs and delaysat the Indian port of entry resulting from products being checked for compliance with standards and technical regulations of India. Sri Lankan products have to undergo these checks at the port of entry because Indian Authorities do not accept test reports and compliance certificates issued by laboratories located in Sri Lanka.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

Another One Seems To Be Ready To Bite ICC's Seemingly Myopic Dust!
Top Spin By Suni
Sept.3rd 2015 Seems like they are at it again! They virtually destroyed the careers of Saeed Ajmal, Sunil Naraine and others, almost destroyed those of Sachitra Senanayake and Mutiah Muralitharan, the latter mercifully cleared by medical science while there are blatant signs of wrist jerking  by the likes of Mitchells, Johnson and Stark on delivery of their faster ball and a host of others who seemed to get away with bowling murder and walk scott free.. Is this some kind of conspiracy one wonders where the sheer brilliance of certain bowlers are being targetted and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

අවසන් නොකළ චිත්රය
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
තිරිඟු කුඹුරට ඉහලින් පියඹා ගිය කවුඩනි නොදුටුවේද රන් පැහැති තිරිඟු සුළඟට වැනෙනා අයුරු තෙලි තුඩින් නිම වූ ගෙඩි පිරුණු ප්ලම් ගස දුඹුරු පැහැති අතු විහිදා බලා සිටියි ඔබ එනතුරා කහ පැහැයෙන් පිරිපුන් සුරියකාන්ත මල් කිනිති මවයි දසුනක් සිත් වසඟකරවනා රාත්‍රිය එළඹී ඇත විහිදේ චන්ද්‍ර කාන්තිය අහසේ දිලෙයි තරුකැට මවමින් විසිතුරු රටා මළානිකවූ ලන්තරුමේ පිහිටෙන් රුදුරු කුසගිනි නිවාගන්නට අර්තාපල් බුදින දුගී පැල්පතේ නිවැසියන් දැන සිටියේද ඔහු ගැන යන්තමින්වත් තම තෙලිතුඩින් නිමකළ අසමසම චිත්‍රයනට ඔහු කොතෙක් ඇලුම්කලද එම මනස්කාන්ත... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

Economic Situation Analysis and need for Urgent Policy Actions  
Pathfinder Economic Flash MEMO to HE and Prime Minister Pathfinder Economic Flash
To:    H.E. the President                            From: Pathfinder Foundation Hon. Prime Minister  The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) at the outset wishes to emphasise the need for the government (the President, the Prime Minister, his Cabinet as well as heads of institutions dealing with key economic sectors) to operate in a well-coordinated and consistent manner. The new government, which, has committed to operate in a consensual spirit (sammuthi vaadi), needs to speak with one voice on necessary... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

An open letter to the President, Prime Minister and all Leaders. On behalf of the Country’s Largest Minority
By: Dr. Ajith C. S. Perera
It was most encouraging to read the message to the nation by the re-elected Prime Minister Wickremasinghe, after a lengthy dialogue with President Sirisena. We commend your vision to build a new Sri Lanka in the coming sixty months, founded on the values of good governance and democracy, social justice, equality and accountability in what you hope would be a promise-keeping and NOT just promise-making era. In writing this we represent the largest minority of citizens of Sri Lanka (the physical and sensory ability restricted persons) - nearly 20% of the population. We... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

AWARDS OF PRAIRIE ROSES AND LEAFY SPURGE -- 2
By Shelton A. Gunaratne
(Week 1 of September 2015) Professor of communication emeritus, MSUM, and lead author of Mindful Journalism and News Ethics in the Digital Era: A Buddhist Approach (New York: Routledge, 2015) MOORHEAD, MN--As a mindful journalism practitioner and educator, I show my “thumbs up” approval by awarding Prairie Roses and my “thumbs down” disapproval by awarding the Leafy Spurge to people, events and institutions that make the news. I make my selections based on the three dimensions of the Buddhist middle path, the moral and ethical aspect of which is remarkably similar to the path of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

All’s well that ends well
By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island
Time will say nothing but I told you so Time only knows the price we have to pay; If I could tell you I would let you know. W.H. Auden “If I could tell you” At long last, Sri Lankans may be arriving at the moment of truth in the history of artificially imposed ethnic politics that has dominated the affairs of the nation state for well over one hundred years. The influence of deus ex machina manipulation of events from outside seems inescapable. Somehow the emerging trend makes it look as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

Why this is the best time to repeal PTA? PTA more dangerous than emergency laws
Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon, Executive Director – CaFFE
Campaign for Free and fair Election (CaFFE) believes that Sri Lanka can’t become a nation with a rule of law until the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) is abolished as it has the same suppressive powers of Emergency Laws which were lifted in 2011. The PTA effectively makes all the provisions of the ICCPR invalid. What is more concerting is the fact that PTA has now become a part of Sri Lankan laws. While emergency laws had to be extended monthly, thus being easy to lift, abolishing the PTA needs more concerted efforts.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

ත්‍රස්තවාදය වැළැක්වීමේ පනත අක්‍රිය කිරීමට සුදුසුම අවස්ථාව මෙය වන්නේ ඇයි?හදිසි නීතියටත් වඩා ත්‍රස්වාදය වැළැක්වීමේ පනත භයානකයි
රජිත් කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ - කැෆේ
ත්‍රස්තවාදය වැළැක්වීමේ පනත අහෝසි කරනතුරු ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පුද්ගල නිදහසට ගරු කරන ශිෂ්ඨ රාජ්‍යයක් බවට පත් නොවන බව නිදහස් හා සාධාරණ මැතිවරණයක් සඳහා වු ජනතා ව්‍යාපාරය හෙවත් කැෆේ සංවිධානයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා පවසයි. සිවිල් හා දේශපාලන අයිතිවාසිකම් පිළිබඳ අන්තර් ජාතික සම්මුතිය මගින් තහවුරු කොට ඇති මූලික අයිතිවාසිකම් පිළිබද ප්‍ර‍තිපාදනයන් ත්‍රස්තවාදය වැලැක්වීමේ පනත මඟින් බලවත් ආකාරයෙන් උල්ලංඝණය වෙයි.  තාවකාලික පනතක් ලෙස මුලින්ම ක්‍රියාත්මක වූ ත්‍ර‍ස්තවාදය වැලැක්වීමේ පනත මේ වන විට මෙරට නීති පද්ධතියේම කොටසක් බවට පත්වී තිබේ.  හදිසි නීතිය වරින් වර දීර්ඝ කරමින් කාලයක් තිස්සේ පවත්වාගෙන විත් මේ වනවිට අහෝසිකර දමා තිබේ. නමුත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

Tamil civilian rapes in North Sri Lanka : 18 by Sri Lanka Armed Forces, what about 4000 by Indian Peace Keepers?
Shenali D Waduge
Garth Pritchard, a Canadian filmmaker who accompanied the forensic team to Kosovo said “this was a massacre that never happened….I was standing there when the forensic teams were telling Louise Arbor there were no 200,000 bodies and she didn’t want to know”. Louis Arbor was the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, she was part of the ‘mass grave’ lie. Her successor is Navi Pillay and she is happy to continue the mass lies. Sri Lanka is the target and every effort is being taken to co-link rapes with the Sri Lankan military presence in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

India Plans to Deploy Nuclear Warheads in Sri Lanka
- Kumar Moses
South Asia’s strategic security situation is changing very fast. It is driven by Indian hegemonic interests. Since its creation in 1947, India has always been an invasive force. The long list of Indian invasions and grabbing others’ territory proves this point beyond all doubt. However, things have taken a turn for the worse when USA and Japan outsourced part of their China containment and Asia destabilization strategy to India. The arms race started by India is now spreading to other countries as well. In response to India’s hegemonic expansion, Pakistan is alleged to produce 14 to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

Dear Mr Lalith Weeratunga,
Sudath Gunasekara
My Dear Mr Lalith Weeratunga, Having failed to contact you or to get your private TP No or E-mail ever since I wrote you this note, I am copying you here with the note I sent to you by E-mail on 1st Dec, 2014 as a prior warning about the last Presidential election. I am seeking the assistance of Lankaweb to trace you as I have failed all other. I hope this will reach you via Lankaweb. I am sending this to Lankaweb for two reasons, 1 to reach you at least via Lankaweb 2 For the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

සුනිල් පෙරේරාලාට පේන්නේ නැති අමරදේව දුටු පින් කෙත සිංහල බෞද්ධයා නමැති මුව හමට තඩිබෑම
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
සිංහල බෞද්ධ නායකයින් හා හාමුදුරුවරුන්ගේ එකමුතුවක් නැතිකම නිසා ඉන් ප්‍රයෝජන ගන්නා හබන් කුකුළන් අතර කලාකාරයින් සෙට් එකක් දැන් ලංකාවේ බිහිවී සිටී. මීට මාස ගණනකට පෙර "බෞද්ධයින් ඇයි මෙතරම්  ප්‍රචණ්ඩත්වයට ලොල්" යනුවෙන් ධර්‍මසිරි බණ්ඩාරනායක නම් චිත්‍රපටිකාරයෙක් කල ප්‍රකාශය "ලංකාවේ සිංහල බෞද්ධ පදනම විනාශ කලයුතුය" යන රට බෙදීමටද රුකුල් දෙන ඇන්ටි මහාවංශ ව්‍යාපාරයේම වලිග කොටසකි. බෞද්ධ සොල්දාදුවන් සිටිය හැකිද යන මාතෘකාව යටතේ පවා බටහිර සුදු ප්‍රොපෙසර්ලා ලිපි ලියති. මියගිය ස්ටැන්ලි තම්බයියාට ප්‍රශ්නයක් වූයේ බෞද්ධයින් මිනී මරන්නේ කොහොමද යන්නය (හව් කැන් බුඩිස්ට්ස් කිල්). යාපනයේ කුල භේදය වෙනුවට තායිලන්තයේ ථේරවාද බුද්ධාගම හැදෑරීමට ඔහු මුලින්ම පිටරට ගියේය. මේ ගැන මා කලකට පෙර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

Canada: Prime Minister Harper delivers speech at country's largest national Islamic convention
By A. Abdul Aziz. Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at – Sri Lanka.
 According to media reports, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in Mississauga Friday afternoon (28 August) to address tens of thousands in attendance at Canada's largest annual Islamic convention. Speaking during the opening day of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at (Community) Canada's Jalsa Salana (annual convention), the Conservative party leader emphasized the government's ongoing support of religious rights and freedoms. "In Canada, we know that religious tolerance is an indispensable building block in a free and democratic society," Harper said. "That's why as Canadians, we value religious freedom so strongly at home... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

Reason and Unreason in Sri Lankan Politics
Prof Siri Hettige Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Addressing a major national public policy forum in Colombo prior to the parliamentary elections, President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need for formulating and implementing rational, evidence-based national policies in all sectors in order to address critical issues in the country. He went even further and requested the experts, intellectuals and other knowledgeable persons in the country gathered at the forum to make concrete proposals to facilitate the formation of the Cabinet of Ministers on a scientific basis. He made these pronouncements in front of a number of political leaders representing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

Are we Inviting Direct International Intervention to make the curtain fall on our nation?
Dr Sudath Gunasekara, MAHANUWARA, the last capitol of the Sinhale Kingdom
31/8/2015. Everything on the political stage appears to be rosy. At least that is how it is displayed by the media for the consumption of the general public. Nisa Bisval the Asst Sec Sate USA comes. No International investigation she says. Tony Blair ex PM Briton follows. He too says he is also with Sri Lanka and spells out seven principles for reconciliation. All this is very fine. Bu I wonder whether  this is part of the back ground music played by politicians to keep the public distracted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

Witch-hunt against Sri Lanka: How did terrorism start in Sri Lanka?
Shenali D Waduge
Let’s start from the beginning by answering some direct questions. No investigation can omit to investigate how armed militancy started in Sri Lanka. It was not home grown. The Vaddukoddai Resolution may have called for youth to take up arms, but arms and arms training were not provided in Sri Lanka. Unemployed Tamil youth from Sri Lanka were taken to India and clandestinely trained under the auspices of the Indian Government. All those chirping ‘reconciliation’ ‘accountability’ and ranting on about root causes need to bring out how terrorism began in Sri Lanka and India’s role cannot... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

Sri Lanka must demand : Investigate the Investigation (UNHRC /UN and its Resolutions must be probed)
– by Shenali D Waduge
With just days for the UNHRC Panel to conclude accepting submissions it has emerged that the UNHRC has been cheating the system by providing UNHRC war crimes forms to only one party and that too clandestinely with links to LTTE-TNA. The shocking discovery immediately takes us back to sample formats appearing on internet to help Tamils compile cases against Sri Lanka during the Panel of Expert investigation. We now question how many of the ‘witnesses’ that the Panel of Experts claimed to quote from were bogus people. We question how many witness accounts were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

බටහිර බොරුව තව දුරටත් ගෙන යා යුතු ද?
නලින් ද සිල්වා
අප ජීවත්වන්නේ බොරු ලෝකවල ය. අපි එකිනෙකාගේ ලෝක නිර්මාණය කර ගනිමින් ඒවාහි ජීවත්වෙමු. එහෙත් අපට ඇත්තක් නිර්මාණය කර ගැනීමට නො හැකි ය. අප නිර්මාණය කරන්නේ ම බොරු ය. බොරු ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය ගැන අපි දනිමු. එපමණට ම නැතත් පට්ටපල් බොරු විද්‍යාව ගැන දනිමු. එහෙත් පට්ටපල් බොරු විිද්‍යාවෙන් වැඩ ගනිමු. බොරු ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදයෙන් වැඩ ගත හැකි ද? පසුගිය දා පැවති මැතිවරණයෙන් ජයගත් දේශපාලන පක්‍ෂයක් හෝ කණ්ඩායමක් හෝ නැත. එහෙත් රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා අගමැති ය. අද ඊනියා ජාතික ආණ්ඩුව යන මැයෙන් හවුල් ආණ්ඩුවක් නිර්මාණය කෙරෙමින් පවතියි. එය හවුල් ආණ්ඩුවකටත් වඩා අවුල් ආණ්ඩුවකි. එහෙත් බොරු ජාතික ආණ්ඩු කතාවක් ජනමාධ්‍යයෙහි ද ආධාරයෙන් නිර්මාණය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

President Sirisena and PM Wickramsinghe Played Out People
Kusal Perera
The 19 Amendment is a total fraud on the people who wanted a different government to that of Mahinda Rajapaksa. To be different from Rajapaksa, immunity allowed for a President had to be removed completely to begin with. That was quite consciously dropped. The promise to abolish the presidency that was the rallying call to oust President Rajapaksa, also did not happen with  19A. Social resentment and anger over Rajapaksa’s mega cabinet of ministers was also circumvented in a very crude manner to play out the people’s resentment and anger. This Wickramasinghe government with President Sirisena can... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)


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