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ආණ්ඩුවට හිසරදේ බුද්ධ ශාසනය දඬුකඳේ
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්
නීතිය අධිකරණය පිළිබඳ ප්‍රධාන අමාත්‍ය ධූරය දරන වත්මන් අධිකරණ හා බුද්ධශාසන අමාත්‍ය විජේදාස රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අය වැය විවාදය අවස්ථාවේ දී මේ රටේ ආගමික අන්තවාදය ගැන කරන ලද ප්‍රකාශය අප මහත් සේ අගය කරමු. ඔහුගේ ප්‍රකාශ ය සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම ෆේස්බුක් හරහා තිබෙන බැවින් ක්‍රමනුකූලව අධ්‍යනය කරගැන්මට අවස්ථාවක්  ද ඇත.අමාත්‍ය වරයා මෙම කතාවේදී මතුකළ ප්‍රධානතම ප්‍රවෘත්තිය නම් ලංකාවේ මුස්ලිම් පවුල් හතරකින් පමණ තරණයන් රැසක් අයි.එස්අයි.එස් ත්‍රස්ත සංවිධානයට සම්බන්ධව කටයුතු කරන බවයි. මෙම පුවත රාජිත සේනාරත්න ඇමතිවරයා ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කරන නමුත්    මීට කාලකට පෙර ගලේවෙල ජාත්‍යන්තර පාසලක උගන්වන ලද මුස්ලිම් ගුරුවරයෙකු ඉහත සංවිධානයට බැඳි සිටි බව වාර්තා ව තිබුණි. ඒ පිළිබඳව ආරක්ෂක... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/16)

විද්‍යුත් හැදුණුම්පත් ටෙන්ඩරය රු. 72 ට එපා! රු. 114 කාඩ් ගන්න නිලධාරීන් තිදෙනෙකු යෝජනා කරලා.
පුවත්පත් නිවේදනය මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය කැෆේ සංවිධානය
 පුද්ගලයින් ලියාපදිංචි කිරීමේ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව විසින් ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමට නියමිත විද්‍යුත් හැදුණුම්පත සදහා ‘ඊ -කාඩ්පත්‘ මිලදී ගැනීමේ ටෙන්ඩරයේ පිළිබද කැෆේ සංවිධානය වෙත තවදුරටත් තොරතුරු අනාවරණය වී තිබේ.  ඒ රු. 72 කට මිල ඉවත දමා, ඒ වෙනුවට රු. 114 කට ඊ-කාඩ්පත් මිලදී ගැනීමට ටෙන්ඩර් සාමාජිකයින් තිදෙනෙකු යෝජනා කොට ඇත.  ඊ-කාඩ් ටෙන්ඩරය තාක්ෂණික ඇගයීමකින් පසුව රු. 72 කට මිලදී ගැනීමේ හැකියාව පවතී.  අදාළ මිලදී ගැනීම සදහා ටෙන්ඩර් මණ්ඩල සාමාජිකයින් බහුතරයක් එකග වී ඇත.  එයට විරුද්ධවී ඇති ටෙන්ඩර් මණ්ඩල සාමාජිකයින් තිදෙනෙකු අදාළ කාඩ්පත රු. 114 බැගින් මිල ගණන් ඉදිරිපත් කළ සමාගම වෙත ලබා දිය යුතු බවට යෝජනා කොට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/16)

The Oedipal Conflict and Buddhist Jātaka Stories
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge 
  Sigmund Freud introduced the term ‘Oedipus complex’ in his ‘Interpretation of Dreams that was published in 1899 (Ahmed, 2012).  In formulating his psychology of the unconscious, Freud makes constant reference to Sophocles' version of the Oedipus myth (Bollack, 1993). In the Oedipus myth we find a dramatic representation of the child's passionate ties to its parents (Zachrisson, 2013).   According to Freud the concept is a desire for sexual involvement with the parent of the opposite sex, which produces a sense of competition with the parent of the same sex and a crucial stage... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/16)

Human Sexuality Discussed in the Jātaka Stories
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. 
The Jātaka stories  The Jātaka stories or Jātaka tales are a voluminous body of folklore concerned with previous births of the Buddha which is based as a collection of five hundred and fifty stories. Originally it comprise of 547 poems, arranged roughly by increasing number of verses. According to archaeological and literary evidence the Jātaka stories were compiled in the period, the 3rd Century B.C. to the 5th Century A.D. As Professor Rhys Davids indicated Jātaka stories are one of the oldest fables. Human Sexuality and Jātaka stories  The first evidence of attitudes towards sex... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/16)

BAPTISING STUDENTS AND TEACH HOW TO CRY
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
It was a nightmare to reach home yesterday for little affluent car owners like us and less privileged bus commuters last evening .It was a war  zone in Rajagiriya with no guns    (except water cannons ) fired  and young and old police personnel testing their endurance and patience There was no effect as per my driver,s comments .People will forget . What ever you call whether “inter University “ or otherwise ,young people who are getting an absolutely free education in this poor country were  testing grounds . It was Yahaplanaya they were testing ,which they... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/16)

Boyagoda’s story Living with Tigers
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy: Island
Memoirs of retired Commodore Ajith Boyagoda cannot be compared with those of his colleagues. A Long Watch: War, Captivity and Return in Sri Lanka, authored by Boyagoda and Sunila Galappatti, dealt with the former’s eight-years, in captivity, of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (1994-2002) and his subsequent humiliating experience in the Navy. Mrs Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga had been Prime Minister at the time of Boyagoda’s capture. The LTTE released Boyagoda during Ranil Wickremesinghe tenure as the Premier. Having recently reviewed retired Maj. Gen. Kamal Gunaratne’s Rana Maga Osse Nanthikadal and war-time Navy Chief... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/16)

Proposed Federal or Eelam Constitution Proposes to Abolish the Concurrent List, Grant Land, Police, Administrative Services, Fiscal and National Planning Powers to the Provincial Councils and Make the Governor a Mare (Laughable) Figurehead
Chairman, Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement
This is what the treacherous Ranil, Sirisena, CBK and Mangala are planning to do as forced upon them by the US, UK, EU, Canada, Norway, Sweden, the TNA and all other separatists. Please reject this Federal or Eelam Constitution in total if you have even an ounce of sense. Not even huge countries such as India and Pakistan which have federal systems have abolished their concurrent lists. Not even South Africa, a huge country which is a unitary state, has abolished its concurrent list. However tiny, little Sri Lanka is going to abolish its concurrent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/16)

බත්තලංගුණ්ඩුව මනෝ විශ්ලේෂණාත්මක කියවීමක්
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
කුඩා කාලයේ සිට පීතෘ වියෝග කාංසාවට මුහුණ දෙන ඇන්ටනි  චිත්තාවේගීය වශයෙන් අසමබර වේ. ළදරු වයසේ තීරණාත්මක කාලයේ සිටම පීතෘ ප්‍රතිබිම්බය ග්‍රහනය කිරීම ඇන්ටනි තුල ප්‍රමාද වෙයි. එම නිසා කුඩා කාලයේ සිට වැඩිහිටියෙකු දක්වා ඇන්ටනි මානසිකව වර්ධනය වන්නේ අභ්‍යන්තර මානසික ගැටුම් සමගය. මෙම අභ්‍යන්තර මානසික ගැටුම් අන් අය සමග ප්‍රශස්ථ සබැඳියාවන්  ගොඩනගා ගැනීමට යාමේදී ඇන්ටනි තුල ඝට්ටනයක් ඇති කරයි . මේ නිසා ඔහු මානසික හුදකලාභාවයකට ලක් වේ. පීතෘ වියෝගය ඔහුගේ විශ්වාස පද්ධතිය තුවාල කොට තිබේ. මේ නිසා ඔහු ගැඹුරු මානව සම්බන්ධතා ගොඩ නගා ගැනීමට බියක් දක්වයි.  තමන් ගේ මානසික හුදකලාභාවය නිසා වෙනසක් අපේක්ශා කරන ඔහු පියා සොයාගෙන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/16)

New Police structure and Emergency Laws Constitutional Assembly: Report of the Police, Law and Order Subcommittee
By C. A. Chandraprema
Police powers were among the most contentious topics in the whole devolution debate and the provisions of the 13th Amendment in this connection were never implemented by any government over the past three decades, because it would have rendered the country ungovernable. Now however, the Police Law and Order Subcommittee proposes to actually carry out what no previous government even contemplated. This Subcommittee of the Constitutional Assembly has proposed that the Police Ordinance be replaced with a completely new Police Act and that changes be made to the emergency laws – which would take the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/16)

Changes to Judiciary and Fundamental Law Constituent Council: Reports of Judiciary & Fundamental Rights Subcommittees
By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy: Island
The report of the Subcommittee on the judiciary observes that there is no express provision in the Constitution stressing the importance of the principle of judicial independence and aims to remedy that perceived lacuna by recommending the adoption of a provision in the constitution of South Africa which says that the courts are ‘independent’ and subject only to the ‘Constitution and the law’, and that that ‘no person or organ of state may interfere with the functioning of the courts’. There is no harm in stressing that no one should interfere with the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/16)

Conflict of interest revisited
by Prof. Susirith Mendis Courtesy: Island
November 29, 2016, 6:59 pm I wrote an article titled, "The Governor’s case and the conflict of interest concept" which was published in The Sunday Times on 10th May 2015. This was a little over a couple of months after the ‘first’ Bond Scam and soon after the three-member report of three UNP lawyers. Now, with the COPE Report (including the footnote clan) substantially finding former Governor CB, Mahendran responsible for the Bond Scam and Perpetual Treasuries raking in (or is it better to call it "shovelling in"?) over 10 billion in profits,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/16)

නිල්වලාවට මිලියන 3012ක්‌ දීම ගැන පරීක්‍ෂණයක්‌ පවත්වන්න හිටපු ජනපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ-ජනපතිගෙන් FCIDට ඔත්තුවක්.. කෝටි හාරසියයයේ ‘නිල්වලා බෝම්බය’ පත්තු වෙයි.. ඇමති නිමල් සිරිපාල ගස්..
Courtesy: Divaina
පසුගිය ජනාධිපතිවරණයට පෙර දින මාතර නිල්වලා යෝජනා ක්‍රමය වෙනුවෙන් මහා භාණ්‌ඩාගාරය රුපියල් මිලියන 3012 ක චෙක්‌පතක්‌ නිකුත් කර ඇත්නම් වහාම ඒ පිළිබඳව පරීක්‍ෂණයක්‌ පවත්වන ලෙස හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා චීනයේ බීජිං නුවර සිට ප්‍රකාශ කළේය. ඉකුත් ජනාධිපතිවරණයේ තීරණාත්මක අවධියේ තමන් අමාත්‍යාංශවල කටයුතු පිළිබඳව අවධානය යොමු නොකළ බව මෙහිදී සඳහන් කළ හිටපු ජනාධිපතිවරයා කවරකු හෝ වගකීම් විරහිත අන්දමින් එවැන්නක්‌ සිදුකර තිබේ නම් කඩිනම් පරීක්‍ෂණයක්‌ මගින් ඒ සියලු තොරතුරු හෙළි කරගෙන ඊට වගකිවයුත්තන් සම්බන්ධයෙන් පියවර ගත යුතු බව ද පැවසීය. හිටපු ජනාධිපතිවරයා සිය චීන සංචාරය තුළදී මෙම ප්‍රකාශය කළේ ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා විසින් පසුගිය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/16)

GOSL explain to us how celebrating War Victory over Terrorism was against reconciliation yet commemorating dead LTTE cadres is not?
 Shenali D Waduge
In May 2009 Sri Lanka’s Armed Forces succeeded in doing what no other military had by defeated a terrorist organization banned by 32 countries including US, UK, Canada, EU and India. LTTE Terrorists remain banned inspite of its ground force and key leaders being defeated. Ever since 2009 War Victory celebrations had taken place in memory of the sacrifices made by all the fallen heroes, the soldiers who remain injured for life, the thousands of civilian victims of LTTE and the general populace who have since May 2009 being able to carry on with their lives... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/16)

මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිතුමා ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂය එහි සභාපති වශයෙන් එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයට එක්කර ගැනීමෙන් නියම ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂය නැතිවී ගියේය.
චාර්ල්ස්  ඇස් පෙරේරා විසින්
ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස්පක්ෂය එක්සත් ජාතිකපක්ෂයට හේත්තුවී ආණ්ඩුවක් පිහිටවීම  1951 ඒ පක්ෂය පිහීටුවීමේ හෙතුවලට පටහැනි නිසා  දැන් මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිතුමාගේ  සභාපතිතත්වයෙන් පවත්වාගෙන යන ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස්පක්ෂය යයි කියාගන්න පක්ෂය මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතාගේ අලුත් පක්ෂයක් මිස සොලොමන් ඩයස් බණ්ඩාරනායක මැතිතුමා පිහිටෙව් සමජවාදයට බර  දේශපාලන පක්ෂය නොවේ. බණ්ඩාරනායක මැතිතුමා   එක්සත් ජාතිකපක්ෂයෙන් වෙන්වුනා පමණක් නොවේ ඔහු පිහිටුවාගත් ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස්පක්ෂයට ලංකා සම සමාජ පක්ෂයත් ලංකා කොමුනිස්ට් පක්ෂයත් එක්කරගෙන එක්සත් ජාතිකපක්ෂයෙ සියලුම සම්බන්ධකම් අත්හැර සමාජවාදී වාමාංශික පිළිවෙතක් අනුගමනය කළා. ඒ වෙනස මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිතුමාටවත්  ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස්පාක්ෂකයින් කියාගන්න තනතුරුවලට ආසාවෙන් ඔහු සමග එක්වී සිටිනවුන්ටවත්  තේරුම් ගන්න පුළුවන්තරම් මොලයක් නැතිවීම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/16)

Variety The Children’s Charity
Dr. Tilak S. Fernando
Many moons ago, in the 1920’s, during the depressing gloomy era, cries of an abandoned baby echoed through a cold blizzard during the 1928 Christmas Eve, within the empty Sheridan Square Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.  However, story of this orphan developed into a fairy tale, which has led to become one of the world’s paramount children’s charities and developed and expanded globally captivating the imagination of even beyond any other fairy tale through the inspiration and motivation of fellow human beings. As far back as early 1927, eleven compassionate and generous men in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/16)

Is It Islam the Common Denominator of Worldwide Terrorism?
Kumar Moses (The writer is an expert on VEOs – Violent Extremist Organizations)
It is rather hilarious reading the hogwash of a Muslim commentator blaming Buddhists for extremism and violence. It is a sure but lame tactic to deflect attention from what happens around the world on a daily basis. Syria, Yemen, France, Kashmir and other places that dominate world news are all about Islamic violence. Sri Lanka is no exception. Over 32 well educated and rich Sri Lankan Muslims have joined ISIS. Trying to shoot the messenger dead will not save Muslims. They must do some soul searching... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/16)

Anti-Buddhist Media and Myanmar: Complex Regional and Historical Dynamics
Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times
The mass media in both the West and Islamic world needs to find space in order to simplify hatred. It matters not if turning a blind eye to Sunni Takfiri massacres in Syria and the nations that are endorsing this, nor that in Myanmar’s recent history more Christians than any other non-Buddhist faith group have been killed based on ethnic and religious tensions. Instead, the simple version – while negating the Christian angle – is that Muslims are killed and targeted by radical Buddhists. Ironically, the latest chain of events... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/16)

Bandula accuses Ravi of deceiving Parliament with fake budget
https://youtu.be/ndjb4XfaDSc... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 29/11/16)

Fidel Castro taught important political lesson to world - Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Adaderana November 27, 2016  02:25 pm
 Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is currently on a visit to China, has sent the President of Cuba Raul Castro a message of condolence on the death of the leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro. Rajapaksa declared that the leader of the Cuban revolution and the founder of socialist Cuba was “one of the greatest leaders of our time”. In the letter, he offered heartfelt condolences to Fidel Castro’s brother and successor Raul Castro, and to the people of Cuba. “The passing of Fidel Castro marks the end of an era. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/16)

A farewell to Fidel: The last of the epic heroes
By Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy: Island
Fidel was the last of the epic heroes. Whatever our travails, our generation and the ones before us were fortunate to live in the decades in which there were great leaders, visionaries who combined their ideal with action and changed the world they inherited. Our generation and one, perhaps two before that, lived consciously in the twentieth century which was inhabited by such heroes. My own generation lived at the time of Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Tito, Fidel and Che Guevara. We were lucky to have read of and watched these Homeric heroes... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/16)

Fake news & belated truth – Serbia’s similarities with Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge
An interesting article was written by Nenad M Stevanovic in 2004 titled “All the American lies about Serbs – Little use from belated truth’. The author highlighted the ‘sea of misinformation’ by Western media during the Yugoslav disintegration operation wherein Serbs in particular were accused of atrocities that never happened or had been committed by others. Sri Lanka can align with these sentiments. Sri Lanka suffered the same demonizing. It has taken decades for the truth to emerge as to the real version of what happened to Yugoslavia and Serbia which means Sri Lanka will have... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/16)

Buddhist Influences on Indian and SL Tamils- Past and Present
By Dr. Susantha Goonatilake
In a article a few days ago, Dr. Nirmala Chandrahasan, a Consultant for the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR), had written on early Buddhist links between Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu. She, I believe, is the wife of Chandrahasan, a son of Chelvanayakam, founder of the Federal Party and like Chelvanayagam lives in Colombo. Colombo today is a very multicultural city, although the predominant language of discourse on the street is Sinhala in which Dr. Nirmala must be able to converse to some extent. I do not know whether she has religious beliefs... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/16)

Unpopular and wrong
Editorial Island
November 26, 2016, 7:29 pm Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe admitted he was making an unpopular proposal and knew that he would be criticized when he said a few days ago that salaries of MPs are grossly inadequate for the work they are required to carry out in their constituencies. He said he was proposing substantially higher wages to reduce corruption and attract better talent to parliament. Nobody shouted him down when he said what he did because if there is anything on which all legislators agree without demur, it is on pay and perks for themselves. But... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/16)

එජාප-ශ‍්‍රීලනිප පිපිරීමක් අත ලග.. නායකයන් රහසේ වෙනම කදවුරු බදිති.. අගමැති වහා මෛත්‍රී හිතවතකු සොයා රාත‍්‍රියේම ඔහුගේ නිල නිවසට..
ලංකා සී නිවුස්
මතුවී එන ගැටලු හමුවේ එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ නායක අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මෙන්ම ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ නායක ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේනත් වෙන වෙනම තම තනතුරැ රැක ගැනීමේ සීතල යුද්ධයකට අවතීර්න වි ඇති බව ඉතා විශ්වාස කටයුතු මාර්ගයක් සදහන් කරයි. ශ්‍රීලනිප මෛත්‍රී කණ්ඩායමේ ඉල්ලීම වී ඇත්තේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ තනතුරින් පහ කොට ශ්‍රිලනිප හෝ එජාපයෙන් අගමැති කෙනෙක් පත්කල යුතුය යන්නයි. එවිට මහ බැංකුවේ බැදුම්කර මගඩිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහට එරෙහිව ඇතිව තිබෙන අප‍්‍රසාදය මැඩලීමට ජනාධිපතිවරයාට පියවර ගතහැකි බවත් ඒ හරහා රජයේ අවංකභාවය රැකෙන බවත් ශ‍්‍රිලනිප මෛත‍්‍රී පාර්ශවයේ අදහසයි. එසේ වුවහොත් දැනට මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ සමඟ සිටින පොදු විපක්ෂයේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/16)

Will ask PM to discuss reforms with MR: MS to TNA
Daily Mirror
President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have told the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) that he would request Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to initiate a dialogue with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on formulating the new constitution. The 16 TNA MPs met President Sirisena on Thursday, and discussed their concerns. The TNA had asked about the progress being made on constitutional reforms. One of the MPs who attended the meeting said it was at this point that the President responded saying he would request the Prime Minister to talk to Mr. Rajapaksa to bring about a common approach to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/16)

Sri Lanka's problem is Terrorist not Ethnic
Shenali D Waduge
 Why should 32 nations including US, Canada, UK, India and EU ban the LTTE as a terrorist organization if Sri Lanka's problem was ethnic? Did Sri Lanka's Army carry out a military offensive against Tamil ethnic group or LTTE terrorists? Didn't Sri Lanka's Army prolong the offensive sacrificing their own soldier lives in order to bring to safety close to 300,000 Tamils during that offensive? How preposterous is it for the current Opposition Leader who hails from a party that was created by the LTTE and not investigated for its links to claim that the new... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/16)

Why Ranil wanted Mahinda’s Sino tour sponsored by FM?
Gagani Weerakoon Courtesy Ceylon Today
President Maithripala Sirisena participating at the 47th Anniversary of the Public Services United Nurses' Union (PSUNU) held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday (16) said the use of given freedom and democracy, to achieve narrow political gains or to spread racism and religious differences, is an obstacle to the future development of the country. He added that the government is moving forward step by step, towards good governance, meeting the aspirations of the people. He also said that the government is committed to fulfil the aspiration of the people to the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/16)

(a) Donald Trump has promised to pull the US out of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on his very first day in office. -(b) Singapore's prime minister on Trans-Pacific Partnership: 'How can anybody believe in US anymore?
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
President Mahinda Rajapakse has established his name as a visionary leader. Whilst fighting war against Tamil Terrorists, he laid the ground work for the economic development. In 2009 The Sri Lanka Institute of Textile and Apparel was formed, empowering the Institute to train work force needed by the sector. The Act also allowed the award of Diplomas and Degrees at Graduate and Post Graduate Levels.   By 2014 we have reaped the benefits of this long term strategy.   Sri Lanka's innovative Apparel Designs became an instant Export Revenue lottery. We are now one of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/16)

“Post-War Sinhala Buddhists” appeal to Muslims to globally self-introspect and not self-alienate
Shenali D Waduge 
published by Daily Mirror - http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Globally-self-introspect-and-not-self-alienate-119707.html  This is a response to the article appearing in the Daily Mirror of 22 November 2016 titled “Anti-Muslim hate post-war Sinhala Buddhist and selective truth telling” by one Hafeel Farisz. The article immediately recalled the interview with Dr. Ameer Ali on ‘Muslims are self-alienating’ beseeching Muslims to ask themselves whether they want to be Muslims of Sri Lanka or Muslims in Sri Lanka appealing to Muslims to look at how the world looks at them and why. From America, Canada to Europe and other parts of the world why is there... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/16)

Media Blues
Editorial  The Island
November 24, 2016, 9:18 pm President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have lamented that it is depressing to read newspapers these days; they should adopt a positive outlook, help instill patriotism in people and develop the country, he has said. We thought we would be left without anything negative to write about after last year’s regime change. But, alas, no sooner had the Rajapaksa government been dislodged than one half of the rogues responsible for its downfall pole-vaulted to the new administration while the other half chose to remain in the Opposition. Those who had been... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/16)

CaFFE blows whistle on attempt to remove NIC chief for opposing racket
By Harischandra Gunaratna Courtesy: Island
November 24, 2016, 10:35 pm The government had sought Cabinet approval to remove Department of Registration of Persons Commissioner General R. M.S. Sarath Kuamara for refusing to award a tender illegally to a company nominated by a minister to take photographs for the proposed electronic identity cards, Keerthi Tennakoon, Executive Director of CaFFE said at a news conference organised by the Anti-Corruption Front at Welikadawatte, Rajagiriya, The CaFFE head said the tender board had offered the contract to the company which bid Rs 40 per photograph, but the Minister had ordered the tender board... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/16)

මගේ වීදි නාට්‍යය
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
වීදි නාට්‍ය යනු මුදල් ගෙවන නිශ්චිත පේ‍්‍රක්‍ෂක පිරිසක් නොමැතිව එළිමහන් පොදු ස්ථානවල රඟ දක්වනු ලබන වේදිකා රංගනයන් බව ගාමිණී කේ.හත්තොටුවේගම මහතා කියයි. වීදි නාට්‍ය මගින් ඉතා ප්‍රබල පණිවිඩයක් සමාජයට දිය හැකිය.  පුත්තලම් දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ මානසික සෞඛ්‍යය අංශයේ සේවය කල කාලයේදී මම  වීදි නාට්‍යක් සංවිධානය කලෙමි. මෙම වීදි නාට්‍ය මගින් මත්ද්‍රව්‍ය නිවාරණය පිලිබඳ පණිවිඩයක් ප්‍රජාවට දීමට අපි අදහස් කලෙමු. මෙම වීදි නාට්‍යය සඳහා වෘත්තිමය නළු නිලියන් කිහිප දෙනෙකුට මා කතා කල අතර ඔවුන් රුපියල් පනස් දහසකට ආසන්න මුදලක් ඉල්ලා සිටියෝය. මේ නිසා මගේ වෑයම උපන් ගෙයිම මිය ගියේය.  කෙසේ නමුත් වීදි නාට්‍යයක් කල යුතු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/16)

Self-centred US gets the Trump it deserves
Ameen Izzadeen Daily Mirror
Americans came out in their thousands to protest against the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.  Today is the 17th day since they first took to the streets on November 9 crying ‘He is not my President’. The liberal use of the F-word showed the intensity of their anger.  Protests were largely peaceful, but in some areas they turned violent.  But where are they now? They came, they protested and they disappeared. The protesters were a motley crowd and mainly in liberal states like New York, Oregon and California.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/16)

JO files complaint against Minister Malik Samarawickrama
Adaderana
The Joint Opposition today lodged a complaint with the Bribery Commission against Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama, UPFA MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage said. He said that the corruption complaint accuses the minister of causing loses to the government amounting to around Rs 1 billion. Speaking at a press briefing in Colombo, the MP said that the complaint was lodged today with the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption and that it will also be handed over to the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID). Aluthgamage said that this is the third revelation by the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/16)

Breaking News Anarchy Spreads Across the US As Defeated Neoliberals Egg on their Goons to Keep up the Violence!
By Gandara John
The Neoliberal forces, suffering a major defeat at the US Presidential Election on 08 Nov 16 are pulling out all stops to recoup their ‘earth quaking’ political loss. Unleashing armed goons onto the streets of America, the Neoliberal forces are spreading terror across the length and breadth of the US. A washed out Hillary Clinton exhorted the rioters: “Keep up the fight”. The defeated Neoliberals are not transferring power easily; they are fighting back and they are fighting back on diverse Fronts to reverse the democratic effects of the vote of the US people. On the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/16)

Unreasonable Success of Mathematics and the Role of IT in Driving National Economies
By Rohan Attele, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics and Chairman
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Chicago State University Chicago, USA. 20 November 2016, The Kularatne Hall I beg the indulgence of the Maha Sangha. Mr. Principal, esteemed teachers! Distinguished guests!  Friends and dear students! I am honored by this invitation to deliver the Henry Steel Olcott Memorial Lecture of 2016.  Colonel Olcott's  Buddhist schools paved the way for upward mobility for millions of Sri Lankan children.  I am one of them–I received my entire education from Grade 1 to Grade 12 at Ananda. Why has Ananda College been so... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/16)

රජරට වකුගඩු රෝගය
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
වකුගඩු රෝගය සම්බන්ධයෙන් මා විසින් ලිපි කිහිපයක් ලියා තිබේ. වරක් මගේ ලිපියක නගන ලද ප්‍රශ්නයක් වෛද්‍ය චන්න ජයසුමන වෙත යොමු කල විට ඔහු කුණුහර්ප ප්‍රතිචාරයක් එවූ බව එක් මාධ්‍යවේදිනියක් මට දැණුම් දුන්නාය. කාන්තාවකට අසභ්‍ය වචන කීම අනුමත කල නොහැකි වූවද මෙම මාධ්‍යවේදිනියගේ මාධ්‍ය භාවිතාව ගැන මට යම් යම් ගැටළු තිබූ නිසා මේ පිලිබඳව මම වැඩිදුර ප්‍රශ්න නොකලෙමි. කෙසේ නමුත් වකුගඩු රෝගය පිලිබඳව  රජරට විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ වෛද්‍ය පීඨයේ කථිකාචාර්‍ය වෛද්‍ය චන්න ජයසුමන මහතා දක්වන උනන්දුව මම අගය කරමි. රජරට වකුගඩු රෝගය  හෙවත්   CKDU (Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Aetiology)  ලංකාවේ  මහජන සෞඛ්‍ය ගැටලූවක්  බවට පත්වී තිබේ.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/16)

A Letter to DONALD TRUMP, THE PRESDENT ELECT,
Ranjith Soysa Media Spokesman Global Sri Lankan Forum
15th November, 2016 DONALD TRUMP, THE PRESDENT ELECT, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Dear Mr. Trump, You won against colossal odds. You defeated the combined efforts of the “ESTABLISHMENT”. You defeated the very powerful and influential,  yet one of the most corrupt Political combines, the Media and Wall Street. The head of the UNHCR Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein issued a statement saying that you were “dangerous from an international point of view” All of them projected the view that your task was impossible.  Some even vowed to leave the planet earth and go... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/16)

තමිල් සෙල්වන් අණ්නා.....
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
    2013 වසරේදී වරක් මම ටොරොන්ටෝහි දමිළ කඩයකට ගියේ කරවළ , තුන පහ කුඩු වැනි ලංකාවට ආවේනික පාරිභෝගික ද්‍රව්‍ය මිලට ගැනීම සඳහාය. මෙය කඩයක් කීවද සුපර් මාකට් එකකි. එහි නම එස් පී සුපර්මාකට් ය. එස් පී සුපර්මාකට් එකේ භාණ්ඩ මිලදී ගමින් සිටිය දී තමිල් සෙල්වන් අණ්නා..... .. කියා ද්‍රවිඩ ගීතයක් වාදනය විය. මෙය එල්.ටී.ටී.ඊ.විරු ගීතයක් බව මම අනුමානය කලෙමි. පසුව ටොරොන්ටෝහි ද්‍රවිඩ ප්‍රජාව ගැන තොරතුරු දන්නා මා මිත්‍ර විරාජ් ප්‍රනාන්දු ගෙන් මෙම එස් පී සුපර්මාකට් එක ගැන ඇසුවෙමි. විරාජ් කී තොරතුරු අනුව මෙම සුපිරි වෙළඳ සැල එල්.ටී.ටී.ඊ.යේ දේශපාලන නායක ලෙස... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/16)

Ancient Anuradhapura: a happiness oasis?Lecture to be held on Monday 28th at 5.00 p.m. at the Mahaveli Centre.
Lecture to be held on Monday 28th at 5.00 p.m. at the Mahaveli Centre. All are welcome.
Ancient Anuradhapura: a happiness oasis? Dr. Susantha Goonatilake Over the years there has been a departure away from economistic definitions of development like the Gross Domestic Product to the Physical Quality of Life of the 1970’s, to the Human Development Index HDI of the 1990’s, to currently a Happiness Index. As these measures of development were changing, there was a parallel movement in psychology examining Asian explorations of the mind. Thousands of scientific papers have appeared on the efficacy of mindfulness... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/16)

Psychoanalytic Novels of Simon Navagattegama
Dr. Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. 
"Where there is much light, the shadow is deep." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The Sri Lankan novelist Simon Navagattegama used a series of mystic symbols in his famous novels -Sansaranyaye Dadayakkaraya (The Hunter of the Saṃsāra Monastery) and in Dadayakarayage Kathawa (The Hunter’s story). These novels can be regarded as the best psychoanalytic novels of the Sinhala literature. In these volumes Simon gives broader interpretation of a carried meaning and presented different conceptual systems. He used metalanguage to describe the story. The reader has to grasp the story ontologically and essential do deconstructive... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/16)

NUCLEAR THREAT TO THE WORLD
ALI SUKHANVER
Nuclear technology could be a serious threat to the world peace if misused. To keep the world safe from the possible hazards of nuclear technology, almost all countries and all nations are very much conscious. In this context, a meeting of the NSG countries was arranged in Vienna on 11th of this November. In this meeting China once again maintained its tough stand on the issue of new membership of the NSG and called for a two-step, non-discriminatory solution to admit non-NPT members into the 48-member elite grouping. Analysts on this issue are of the opinion that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/16)

Donald Trump : the nationalist messiah from the Wild West
H.L. D. Mahindapala
If there is one slogan that swung the political pendulum and placed Donald Trump in the presidential seat it is the one that screamed : MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. It summed up in a simple and digestible pill the pre-election plight, frustrations, and failures of America’s policies – both domestic and foreign. It expressed succinctly Donald Trump’s version  of American nationalism + racism. It was also his panacea for all the  ills of America. In his brash style he marketed his slogan which resonated well with the disillusioned voters looking for a change. Donald Trump was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/16)

US election exposed media lies and liars – we now question their credibility of Sri Lanka’s war against LTTE terrorists
 Shenali D Waduge
The US Presidential election has been an eyeopener for the entire world. Many people the world thought were beacons of justice and bearers of truth have been exposed – the UNSG and UNHRC heads were caught subtly canvassing for the defeated US Presidential candidate, mainstream media lies were derobed that some are now even apologizing (New York Times), bogus NGOs/Charities funded by West like White Helmets will hopefully halt kind people from donating to liars. The people must realize that they had been fed lies and false news brainwashing their minds all these decades. Entities that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/16)

Donald Trump should change aggressive US foreign policy for a peaceful coexistence with all nations.
By Charles.S.Perera
In the past the USA Presidential elections,  to  elect either a Republican or a Democratic President did not make a great difference . The State Department rolled out its self same foreign policy which was primarily  protectionist safe guarding America’s own interest. It made no  difference towards developing countries. The developing countries were considered a security threat to America, if they were to adopt a socialist program of development  supported by China and Russia. Hence the American State Department  interfered into  the internal affaires of developing countries to  dictate how they should run their countries and what... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/16)

රට දැය සුරැකීමේ අධිෂ්ඨාන පූජාව
පුවත්පත් නිවේදනය
ඉල් මස 20 වැනි දා සවස පැපිලියාන ප‍්‍රදේශවාසීන් දෙසීය දෙනෙක් පමණ ශී‍්‍ර සුනේත‍්‍රා දේවී පිරිවෙනට එක් රැස් වී පූජ්‍ය මහාචාර්ය මැදගොඩ අභයතිස්ස නායක ස්වාමීන්වහන්සේගේ අනුශාසකත්වයෙන් ද අනගාරික ධර්මසේකර තුමාගේ මග පෙන්වීමෙන් ද දෑ දම් රක්නෝ සංවිධානයේ සහායෙන් ද අධිෂ්ඨාන පූජාවක් පැවැත් වූහ.  ඔවුන්ගේ ඒකායන අදිටන වූයේ අප රණ විරුවන් ඇස් ඉස් මස් ලේ දන් දෙමින් රැුක ගත් මේ රටේ ඒකීයභාවය, ව්‍යවස්ථාමය කුමන්ත‍්‍රණක් හරහා ජාතිබේදවාදී බෙදුම්වාදීන්ට පාවා නොදී සියලූ වාද භේද පක්ෂ පාට පසෙකලා රට ජාතිය හා ශී‍්‍ර සම්බුද්ධ ශාසනය දිවි හිමියෙන් රැුකගැනීම ය. පහත දැක්වෙන්නේ ඊට අදාල ඡුායාරූප කිහිපයකි.  මෙහි වීඩියෝ දර්ශන හා තවත් ඡුායාරූප අප මුහුණ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/16)

Adhishtana Pooja (Offering of Resolve) for the the protection of the country and the Nation
PRESS RELEASE
Around 200 residents around Pepiliyana, gathered at the Sri Sunethra Devi Pirivena and held an Adhishtana Pooja under the patronage of Venerable Prof. Medagoda Abayathissa Nayaka Thero with guidance from Anagarika Dharmasekara and assistance from De Dham Rakno, on the evening of 20th November.  Their sole resolve was to ensure, that this unitary state that our heroic soldiers protected with life and limb, would not be treacherously handed over to racist separatists through constitutional conspiracies, and that they, leaving aside all political affiliations would protect the country, the Nation and the Buddha Sasana with their lives.  Here... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/16)

Human Rights, Constitutional Reform and Devolution in Sri Lanka
By Dr. Asoka Bandarage, Nov. 20, 2016
Significant efforts have been taken towards reconciliation and integration of the Tamil minority in the Sri Lankan political system since the defeat of the LTTE (terrorists) in May 2009. However, the Tamil separatist movement has not been halted. It is pursuing a separate state through political means, demanding an Autonomous Tamil Region merging the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka. Using ample funds and cultivating access to the British, U.S. and other western governments, pro-LTTE Tamil Diaspora groups have influenced the United Nations in adopting the 2015 United Nations Human Rights... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/16)

Prison officials visited CIA "dungeon," but kept no record of the trip
By Graham Kates CBS News November 21, 2016
The Bureau of Prisons has acknowledged for the first time that two of its officials traveled 14 years ago to a secret CIA detention site in Afghanistan, where they provided training to staff at a facility once described by an intelligence official as “the closest thing he has seen to a dungeon.” The admission came Thursday in response to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU, which sued in April after the Bureau of Prisons denied having any record of involvement with the detention site. The Bureau of Prisons’ November... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/16)

Lessons in Right livelihood from Dairy Industry & New Zealand earthquake & tsunami
Shenali D Waduge 
On 13th November 2016 New Zealand was struck by an earthquake immediately followed by a tsunami. The news came after a series of exposures on the New Zealand dairy industry and the cruelty inflicted upon cows. In Nepal immediately after the Gadhima festival that killed close to 300,000 animals a devastating earthquake struck. In Pakistan too hundreds of dogs were killed and their dead bodies were thrown on the roads, no sooner a suicide bomb left an entire generation of lawyers killed in one city. Japan is one of 10 countries which is cruel to animals... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/16)

CHINA AND THE MINERAL SANDS OF SRI LANKA.
KAMALIKA  PIERIS
The East coast of Sri Lanka is known to be rich in mineral sands. Pulmoddai has a very high concentration of heavy minerals and is considered one of the best beach mineral sand deposits in the world. Pulmoddai is located about 60 kilometers north of Trincomalee, midway between Mullaitivu and Trincomalee. The beach sand deposit in Pulmoddai is   about 10 kms in length with an average width of 100 meters.  If not collected the deposit gets washed off into the sea with the monsoon but gets replenished every year. An off shore survey along Pulmoddai, from the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/16)

SAD STATE OF SIGIIYA
Dr Sarath Obeysekera  
We Just returned from one of the World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka today. Despite the fact that I should not be climbing up the lion rock due to my age  ,I had a lion,s heart to overcome my own reluctance and fear  and I concurred. Rock was full of foreigners of European ,Chinese and many other nationalities who are charged 4350 Rs where I was charged only  80 Rs   ,Of course for 80 Rs I was not supposed to bring my car to the gate hence we had to hire three wheeler paying 300 Rs... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/16)

පළාත්සභාවලට ස්වාධීන බලතල.. විසුරුවාහැරීමේ බලයත් ජනපතිගෙන් ගිලිහෙයි
මනෝඡ් අබයදීර දිවයින
 ඉඩම්, පොලිස්‌ සහ මුදල් පිළිබඳ පූර්ණ බලතල පළාත් සභා සඳහා ලබාදීමටත් පළාත් සභා විසුරුවා හැරීමේ ජනාධිපතිවරයාට දැනට ඇති බලතල සීමා කිරීමටත් නව ආණ්‌ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්‌ථාවට යෝජනා ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇත. මෙම යෝජනා ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇත්තේ නව ආණ්‌ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්‌ථාව පිළිබඳ යෝජනා ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම සඳහා පත්කළ උපකමිටු හයෙන් එකක්‌ වන මධ්‍ය පරිධිය සබඳතා පිළිබඳ උප කමිටුව විසිනි. ව්‍යවස්‌ථා කටයුතු සම්පාදන කමිටුවේ සාමාජික පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ජයම්පති වික්‍රමරත්න මහතාගේ උපදෙස්‌ මත මෙම කමිටුව ක්‍රියා කරයි. මධ්‍යම රජය, පළාත් සභා සහ ප්‍රාදේශීය ආණ්‌ඩු අතර බල අධිකාරිය බෙදීයැම පිළිබඳ නිර්දේශ ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම මෙම කමිටුව සතු වගකීමකි. එම කමිටුව මගින්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/16)

HAMBANTOTA PORT AND THE ‘KRA CANAL’ OF THAILAND.
KAMALIKA PIERIS
When you look at the map of the world  you immediately see that   ships travelling from  Indonesia to Africa or vice versa, would have found it  helpful to  visit Sri Lanka‘s fat bottom  if they needed  a port or harbor.  It was   impossible for ships to make the long east-west journey without stopping somewhere in between, during the ‘ancient period’. Today also, Sri Lanka continues to be   located at the midpoint of east and west shipping routes  and is   well placed to offer harbor facilities. By the end of the twentieth century, it had become clear that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/16)

නැගෙනහිර පළාතෙන් පළවා හැරීමේ තර්ජනයට භාජනය වී සිටින සිංහල පදිංචිකරුවන්
මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක ස ෝලීය සිංහල සිංසදය
ප‍්‍රභාකරන්ගේ අවුරුදු තිහක වර්ග සංහාරය සමයේ දී උතුරු පළාතේ මෙන්ම විශේෂයෙන්ම නැගෙනහිර පළාතේ ජීවත් වූ සිංහල පදිංචිකරුවන්ට ඔවුන්ගේ ජීවිත ආරක්ෂාව පිණිස තැනින් තැනට මෙන්ම ගමින් ගමට පලා යමින් අති දුෂ්කර මෙන්ම භයානක ජීවිතයකට මුහුණ දීමට සිදු විය. මෙම කුරිරු ත‍්‍රස්තවාදී මෙන්ම ජාතිවාදී යුධ සමයේ දී කුරිරු දෙමළ ඊලාම් සාමාජිකයින් විසින්, කුඩා ළමයින් ද ඇතුළත්ව සිය දහස් ගණනක් වූ අහිංසක සිංහල වැසියන් ඉතාමත්ම අමානුශික ලෙස කපා කොටා මරා දැමූ අතර මෙවැනි දෑ තව දුරටත් දරාගත නොහැකි වූ දස දහස් ගණන් අහිංසක සිංහල ජනතාවට තම ගේ දොර මෙන්ම වගා බිම් ද අතහැර දමා පලා යාමට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/16)

Tongue-in cheek Budget
By  I.P.C. Mendis Courtesy: Island
November 20, 2016, 8:30 pm "The mountain laboured and brought forth a mouse " goes the famous saying. Finance Minister Ravi Karunayakes's pre-budget inspiratory  assurance of a budget that would jolt the people with "Holman" (Ghosts), proved to be a damp squib and much before the people realised it, some Members of Parliament were seen non-plussed, yawning, otherwise pre-occupied or simply dozing ! Such an incoherent budget, the country had not seen. Much of it would have been relevant for a Throne Speech and not a Budget Speech which is normally expected to detail... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/16)

Dinesh warns of a coup if erosion of democracy continues
by Saman Indrajith Courtesy: Island
November 20, 2016, 9:46 pm Joint Opposition and MEP Leader Dinesh Gunawardena, in Parliament, on Saturday, warned that there might be a military coup if the government didn’t take immediate action to arrest the rapid deterioration of democracy in the country. Participating in the third reading of budget debate on the expenditure of heads of the President’s and Prime Minister’s offices, the JO leader said that democratic values were eroding under the present regime. When the JO leader made the warning, President Maithripala Sirisena, too, was in Parliament. "Although the government members boast... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/16)

මා කී දේ සිදුවෙනවා නියතයි.. රනිල් ව්‍යවස්ථාවෙන් ජනපති වෙනවා.. ජනාධිපතිවණයෙන් ගෝටාභය ජනපති වීම ස්ථිරමයි..
 lanka C news | ලංකා සී නිවුස්තමන් කලින් පල කරන ලද අනාවැකිය ස්ථිර වශයෙන්ම සත්‍ය වන බව ප‍්‍රවීණ ජ්‍යෙතිර්වේදී විජ්ත් රෝහණ විජේමුණි මහතා පවසයි. ඉන් අනතුරව ව්‍යවස්ථාව අනුව අගමැති රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහ මහතා මෙරට ජනාධිපති ධුරයට පත්වන බවද ඔහු සිය නිල ෆේස්බුක් ගිණුම ඔස්සේ වීඩියෝවක් නිකුත් කරමින් සදහන් කරයි. කෙසේ වෙතත් ඉන් පසු පැවැත්වෙන ජනාධිපතිවරනයෙන් වැඩි ඡන්ද ලක්‍ෂ පහකට වඩා ලබා ගනිමින් හිටපු ආරක්‍ෂක ලේකම් ගෝටාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා ස්ථිර වශයෙන්ම මෙරට ජනාධිපති ධුරයට පත්වන බවද එම වීඩියෝවෙන් ඔහු සදහන් කරයි. මේ සිදුවීම් සිදු නොවන්නේ නම් තමන් ඉදිරියේදී ජ්‍යෙතිෂ අනාවැකි කීම සම්පුර්ණයෙන්ම අතහැර දමන බවද ඔහු වැඩි දුරටත් කියා සිටී. 85,463... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 21/11/16)

China, Sri Lanka at loggerheads over interest rates
By Munza Mushtaq Courtesy:  atimes.com
COLOMBO – While the world focused on Donald Trump’s shocking victory at the US Presidential Election, another global superpower was at loggerheads with tiny Sri Lanka after a senior minister in the Sri Lankan government accused China of lending money to the island nation at much higher interest rates than the accepted lending rates. Sparks have been flying since the beginning of November between Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang, after the Ambassador had claimed that many in the Sri Lankan government including Karunanayake had made statements to the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/16)

ජනමාධ්‍ය ලේකම්තුමාගේ රතු කට්ට පනී
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි
ජනමාධ්‍ය ලේකම්තුමා තෙවන වරටත් දෙරණ නාලිකාවට තර්ජනාංගුලිය ඔසවා ඇත. පළමුව, ජනාධිපතිතුමාගේ කතාවක් කාගේදෝ අභිමතයට අනුකුලව විකාශනය කර් නැති යන පැමිණිල්ල ඉදිරිපත් කරමින් ආරම්භ කරන් ලද මේ යහපාලන මාධ්‍ය  රංගනයත්  සමග බෝපගේ නමින් යුත් ජනමාධ්‍ය ලේකම් වරයකුද සිටින බව් මෙරට ජනතාවට දැනගැනීමට ලැබිණි. බෝපගේ මහතට පැමිණිල්ලක් ලැබී ඇත. ඒ පැමිණිල්ල අදෘශ්‍යමාන චරිතයක් විය නොහැක. ඒ පැමිණිල්ල සිදුකල පුද්ගලයා කව්දැයි ජනමාධ්‍ය ලේකම්තුමා පළමුව හෙලිකල යුතුය. අදෘශ්‍යමාන පමිනිලිකරුවෙකුගේ  පැමිණිල්ලකට පිළිතුර වියයුත්තේ 'කරුණාකර සම්පුර්ණ පැමිණිල්ල හා පැමිණිලිකරු කව්දැයි සදහන් කරන්න. එවිට අප පිළිතුරු දෙන්නම් යන්නයි' නමුත් දෙරණ නාලිකාව ඒ වෙනුවට මේ  සම්බන්ධව සිය ප්‍රේක්ෂක ජනතාවට කිසිවක් නොකියාම ජනමාධ්‍ය ලේකම්තුමාට පිළිතුරු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/16)

2017 අයවැය නංගි පෙන්නලා අක්කා දීග දෙන්න හදපු අයවැයක් නිසා ශ‍්‍රී ලංගම සේවකයින්ට ඉදිරියේ දී දැඩි වෘත්තීය ක‍්‍රියාමාර්ගයන් වලට පිවිසීමට අනිවාර්යයෙන්ම සිදුවේ. - 2016. 11. 21
සමස්ත ලංකා ප‍්‍රවාහන සේවක සංගමය.
2017 අයවැය නංගි පෙන්නලා අක්කා දීග දෙන්න හදපු අයවැයක් නිසා ශ‍්‍රී ලංගම සේවකයින්ට ඉදිරියේ දී දැඩි වෘත්තීය ක‍්‍රියාමාර්ගයන් වලට පිවිසීමට අනිවාර්යයෙන්ම සිදුවේ. අප රට පරාධීනත්වයට යටත් කරන, ජනතාවට දිගින් දිගටම පීඩාවන් ලබා දෙන රජයේ ආයතන පෞද්ගලිකකරණය කරනු ලබන 2017 අයවැය ජනතා ද්‍රෝහී අයවැයක් ලෙස අප සංගමය දැඩි වගකීමකින් යුතුව ප‍්‍රකාශ කරනු ලබන්නෙමු.   ඇතැම් වෘත්තීය සමිති සහ සංවිධාන වාහන වලට රුපියල් 2500ක දඩ මුදලක් අය කර ගැනීමේ යෝජනාව පමණක් ඉදිරියට ගෙන එම දඩ මුදල අය කර ගැනීමේ යෝජනාව හකුළා ගන්නා ලෙස වෘත්තීය ක‍්‍රියාාර්ගයන් ගන්නා බවට මාධ්‍යයට ප‍්‍රකාශ කර ඇත. මේ තුළින් පිළිිබිඹු වන්නේ 2017... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/16)

නව ව්‍යවස්ථාව සඳහා යෝජනා ප‍්‍රතික්ෂේප කරනු
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි රංජිත් සොයිසා මාධ්‍ය ප‍්‍රකාශක ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ගෝලීය සංසදය වෙනුවෙන්
20 න ොවැම්බර් 2016 ශ‍්‍රී ලාංකීය ප‍්‍රජාතන්ත‍්‍රවාදී සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේ මධ්‍යම පර්යන්ත සබඳතා විනාශ කිරීමට ඉලක්ක කරගෙන ඇති යෝජිත නව ව්‍යවස්ථාව ප‍්‍රතික්ෂේප කිරීම. පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී අදහස් දැක් වූ පරිදි 2016 මැයි මස දී මුණ ගැසුණු සාමාජිකයින් 11 දෙනාගේ කමිටුව අවසන් වශයෙන් අගෝස්තු මස 27 වන දින මුණ ගැසී දැනට ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇති යෝජනා හරහා ජාතික ප‍්‍රර්ථනාවන් ප‍්‍රතික්ෂේප කරනු ලබන්නේ මධ්‍යම රජය දුර්වල වන පරිදි පළාත් සභා වලට මෙම යෝජනා වලින් මුල් තැන ලැබෙන නිසාය. මෙම කමිටුව ගෙන ඇති තීරණය සාධාරධෑකරණය කිරීමේ වස් ඔවුන් පුන පුනා ඉදිරිපත් කරන එකම එක හේතුව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/16)

Asian cooking - Most of Sri Lankan type of food can be cooked by saving nearly 60% energy
Dr Hector Perera       London
Direct heat cooking is applied mainly in Asian type of cooking such as rice and curries. One of my concern is to find out how to save in energy and to stop any cooking aroma getting on them while cooking. If the people are not really careful in saving energy in cooking, they have to pay for whatever the energy they used, apart from that they pollute the atmosphere with polluted gases. Back home in Sri Lanka they used firewood stoves in cooking but now things have changed for better with modern facilities such as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/16)

Southeast Asia “Forgets” About Western Terror
by Andre Vltchek Courtesy: counterpunch.org
Southeast Asian elites “forgot” about those tens of millions of Asian people murdered by the Western imperialism at the end of and after the WWII. They “forgot” about what took place in the North – about the Tokyo and Osaka firebombing, about the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs, about the barbaric liquidation of Korean civilians by the US forces. But they also forgot about their own victims – about those hundreds of thousands, in fact about the millions, of those who were blown to pieces, burned by chemicals... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/16)

POLITICAL STRATEGY OF JOINT OPPOSITION IN DISARRAY- MR WITH SLPP, GR WITH "WIYATH MAGA", SARATH WEERASEKERA IN "ATHARA-MAGA"
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
The opponents consisting the nationalists are sending confusing signals to the average voter.  Prof. G L Peiris is a dry politician, never contested in an election, but is heading the SRI LANKA PODUJANA PERAMUNA.  Dinesh Gunawardene is the Leader of the Joint Opposition, an extremely honest politician, just like his father Phillip, but has failed to become a driving force in politics. Then  we have Kin Pin of the Opposition, Wimal Weerawansa, who had become a valuable asset for his ability to speak in common man language.   Then we have Gammanpila, just like Weerawansa,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/16)

Sure Cancer cure – Manioc
Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai, Dehiwela
Cancer is still a disease that sends a chill down our spine even at this 21st century. We have assumed it is almost untreatable. Even palliative treatment is astronomically expensive at times. But there is a sure method which had been known to mankind but studiously avoided – may be due to the disbelief at the mere simplicity of it. There are many conspirator theories that the drug companies do not allow these ideas to be propagated. Nonsense, it is we who pooh pooh the  easy methods and go for difficult means. Just eating... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/16)

Remember the National Dengue protection hour!
Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai, Dehiwela
Rains have started again and surely Dengue is going to be raising  its ugly head again. If we the citizens all join together to act in a coordinated way, we can beat up this menace. All what we have to do is to make sure we all check our won surroundings for any water collection. Every single Sunday at 9 a.m.  if we can just check our homes and garden surroundings for any  place where there is a possibility of a mosquito laying eggs – i.e. stagnant water – we can eradicate dengue. Once... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/16)

AAVA Terrorist Evolution Similar to EROS Terrorist Group
Dilrook Kannangara
What happens in northern Sri Lanka today is very similar to the happenings in late 1970s leading to full-scale war. Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students (EROS) was the first organized terrorist group in Sri Lanka. It was formed out of intellectuals and as the name goes Tamil adult students. EROS was formed in 1975 in London by Tamil intellectuals. It recruited Tamil speaking people in Sri Lanka growing into a large organization. In order to gain weapons and terrorist training, it pretended to stand up for Muslims in the east and the north. Using its pretended Muslim... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/16)

අය වැය තුල අසාධ්‍ය වූ රථගාය සහ දේශපාලන සන්දර්ශන
තේජා ගොඩකන්දෙආරච්චි
'අය වැය යනු ජනතාවගෙන් අයකර, මැති ඇමතිලා නඩත්තු කිරීම පිනිස වැය කිරීමයි' යනුවෙන් මුහුණු පොතේ එක තැනක සටහන්ව තිබෙනු දුටිමි. එය නම් හරියටම හරිය කියා සිතෙන්නේ අය වැය දකින විටය. පසුගිය අය වැයේදී එකින් එක කොටස් කැපී ගොස් අවසානයේ ඉතිරි වූයේ 'ගරු කතානායකතුමනි' යන කොටස පමනකැ'යි කතාවක්ද සමාජයේ ඇතිව තිබිනි. මේ සියලුම විහිලු කතා අවසානයේ තමන් පිට පැටවෙන බර ජනතාවට දැනෙන්න පටන් ගන්නේ ඒ බර පැටවීම සම්පූර්ණ වූ පසුය. පසුගිය අය වැය අවසානයේ මොන කොටස කැපී ගියත්, ඉතිරි වුනත් අතුරු සම්මත පනත් කෙටුම්පත් හරහා මේ මැති ඇමතිලා තමන්ගේ සුඛ විහරණයට මග පාදා ගත් ආකාරය නම් කදිමය. අයවැය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/16)

Some Historic And Archeological Facts About Sri Lanka
Press release by the Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement 
The Sri Lankan Tamils demanding a ‘Tamil homeland’ is a totally bogus demand as per the history and archaeology of the country. Even a few months back, a discovery was made of an archaeological site in Anuradhapura (the ancient capital of the Sinhala people) dating back to 800BC and included beads, pottery etc. Anuradhapura was a large village by 900BC and there was an expansion into a city by 600BC. There is plenty of evidence of pre-historic cave discoveries... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/16)

ABOUT PUBLICIZING THE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE ON THE CENTER AND PERIPHERY RELATIONSHIP
Press release by the Sri Lanka Solidarity Movement
The Joint Opposition is requested by the Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement to publish the above mentioned report about the Recommendations by the Sub-Committee on the Centre and Periphery Relationship and talk as urgently as possible about its extreme dangers to the Mahanayake Theros.   Please keep in mind that even India and Pakistan which are huge, massive countries and who are federal states have retained their concurrent lists. South Africa which is a huge country is a unitary state and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/16)

Indo-Sri Lanka Fishery Conflict: An impediment to Sustainable Development, Traditional and Human Security
By Bernard Goonetilleke, Chairman & Admiral Dr. Jayanath Colombage, Director, Centre for India -Sri Lanka Initiatives of the Pathfinder Foundation
Introduction: Fish do not respect boundaries but humans should! India and Sri Lanka are two neighbouring Indian Ocean states. A shallow and narrow strip of sea called the ‘Palk Bay’ and the ‘Gulf of Mannar’ separates the two countries. There is a clearly demarcated, mutually agreed upon and legally binding International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL), separating the territorial waters of the two countries. There are binding commonalities in the form of linguistic, cultural, religious and vocational, between Tamil... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/16)

Earn while you spend
Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai, Dehiwela
The traffic nowadays is so hectic, I was wondering whether to employ a driver. By evening, I was tired, irritated and unproductive. But then, the drivers don’t come cheap nor easy going. Then I discovered the cab services available – cheap, A/C ed, chauffer driven, first class cars at rates even cheaper than the tuk tuks. You can relax, read, listen to whatever you like or even have a power nap while knowing you are driven safe and comfortable. I left my car at home and started using the cab services. It was even... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/16)

Make Frazer avenue one way
Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai, Dehiwela
What with the present traffic jam ( where did all these vehicles come from?) many take to the marine drive when driving from Wellawathe  onwards to Dehiwela and beyond.  The roads that joins back to Galle road is through Vivekananda road and  Frazer avenue. Vivekananda road is mercifully one way but still the traffic cop is allowing vehicles to get into Frazer avenue from Galle road making it two way which makes the traffic still more jammed. If Frazer avenue is made one way allowing traffic only towards Galle road certainly it will ease... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/16)

තිරසර පාසල
පරිසර යුක්ති කේන්ද්‍රය
පරිසර යුක්ති කේන්ද්‍රය, ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ පරිසර යුක්තිය වෙනුවෙන් කටයුතු කරන ජාතික පරිසර සංවිධානයක් වන අතර ලංකවේ සියලූ දිස්ත‍්‍රික්කයන්හි පරිසර නීතිය, පාරිසරික යහපාලනය, පාරිසරික දැනුවත් කිරීමේ වැඩසටහන් ඇතුළුව විවිධ පාරිසරික සංරක්ෂණ වැඩසටහන් ක‍්‍රියාත්මක කරන ආයතනයකි. එලෙස ක‍්‍රියාත්මක වන වැඩසටහන් අතර තවත් එක් වැඩසටහනක් ලෙස නීති සම්පාදකයන් සහ දේශපාලඥයන් තිරසර සංවර්ධන අභිමතාර්ථ පිළිබඳ දැනුවත් කිරීමේ වැඩමුළුවක් ‘තිරසර පාසල’ නමින් 2016 නොවැම්බර්  16 සහ 17 යන දෙදින පුරා කටුගස්තොට ‘ඔරුැ ධෙ ඛසෙැ‘ හෝටලයේදී පැවැත්වේ. තිරසර සංවර්ධන ඉලක්ක, දේශගුණික වෙනස්වීම් සහ පරිසර යහපාලනය යන කාරණා පිළිබඳ දේශපාලන සංවාදයක් ඇතිකර අනාගත ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාව හරිත දේශයක් කිරීමට ඇවැසි හරිත දේශපාලනයකට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/16)

THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND CONTEMPORARY SRI LANKA (Part 3)
KAMALIKA  PIERIS
China views India with disdain, considering it backward and chaotic. China thinks India can be easily dissolved into its regional parts. China’s economic worth is five times more than that of India. China had a surplus of USD 35 billion over India in China-India trade in  2014   Chinese scientists have increased their research output at a far faster rate than those in India. China has replaced India as the primary destination of outsourcing and shared service for Asia -Pacific companies. India has also lost its position as protector of Nepal.  China has signed an agreement which  allows... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/16)

US spent $585mn on ‘promoting democracy’ worldwide in past year
RT
Washington invested $585 million in promoting democracy across the globe in the past year, the US Department of State’s financial report for fiscal year 2016 revealed. According to the paper, the State Department’s total assets equaled $93.8 billion in the last fiscal year, which concluded on September 30, increasing by $3.2 billion compared to 2015. Of this amount, $585 million was spent by the State Department under the article ‘Democracy, human rights and governance’ – $70 million down on the 2015 figure. Read more US allocates $3mn to back Russian NGOs ahead of parliamentary... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/16)

මහින්දගේ ආණ්ඩුව පෙරලන්න ඇමරිකාව ඩොලර් මිලියන 585ක් දුන් බව ඇමරිකා රාජ්‍ය දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව වාර්තාවෙන් එලියට පනී..
ලංකා සී නිවුස්
පසුගිය වසරේ පමණක් ඇමරිකානු රාජ්‍ය දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ හරහා රාජ්‍ය ලේකම් ජෝන් කෙරි ගේ අනුදැනුම ඇතිව ශ්‍රී ලංකාව නයිජීරියාව බුරුමය ඇතුළු විදේශ රටවල් කිහිපයකට ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය ප්‍රවර්ධනයට කිරීමට යන මාතෘකාව යටතේ ඇමරිකානු ඩොලර් මිලියන 585ක් එනම් රුපියල් බිලියන 8 කට වඩා වැඩි ප්‍රමාණයක් ලබාදුන් බව ඇමරිකානු රාජ්‍ය දෙපාර්තමේන්තු වාර්ෂික මුල්‍ය වාර්තාවේ සදහන් කොට ඇත. එහෙත් එම වාර්තාවේ මෙසා අති විශාල මුදලක් ලබාදුන් පුද්ගලයින් හෝ සංවිධාන ගැන කිසිම සඳහනක් කොට නොමැති බව එම වාර්තාවේ සඳහන් වන බව රුසියානු රූපවාහිනි සේවය වාර්තා කරයි. නමුත් සමස්ථයක් හැටියට එම මුදල් ලාබදුන් පාර්ශවය හැටියට සඳහන් කොට ඇත්තේ ඇමරිකාවට විශ්වාස හා සම්බන්ධතා ඇතික් එම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/16)

The Trumpeting of racism
Lucien Rajakarunanayake Courtesy Island
November 18, 2016, 7:06 pm Before you take on the next Trump story drink a glass of water, and feel pleased that the price of water will not be raisedfrom December 1st. A hike in the price of water in Sri Lana is something the Trump victory could not do. It looks like Sri Lanka is gladly stepping into the Age of Trump. He is the new nationalist for Sri Lanka to follow, bringing the message of power to the majority, at a time of what many see as deadly uncertainty, with a new... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/16)

The Democrats’ 2016 mistake
Matt Bai National Political Columnist
Yahoo News November 17, 2016 The last time Democrats awoke to find themselves completely marginalized, the year was 2004, and George W. Bush had just been reelected, along with pretty much every other Republican in creation. Almost immediately, the party’s top donors and strategists settled on an explanation. They decided that they were losing because they lacked the campaign “infrastructure” the right commanded (think tanks, media watchdogs, voter files, etc.), and they immediately set about trying to build one. From that effort, hundreds of millions of dollars later, came groups like... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/16)

Trump's Bizarre Winning Formula
Victor Davis Hanson
Posted: Nov 17, 2016 12:00 AM The Democratic Party handed Donald Trump a rare opportunity to make radical changes to the electoral map that could last for years to come. First, the Democrats gave Trump a great gift by completing the ongoing radicalization of their party under President Obama. After 2008, it was no longer a party of the working and middle classes, but a lopsided political pyramid. On top were the cynical elites who turned up in the WikiLeaks John Podesta email trove: self-important media members, Ivy League grandees, Silicon Valley billionaires,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/16)

ගාල්ලේ ස්ථාපිත සමුද්‍රයීය ආරක්ෂක මෙහෙයුම් ව්‍යාපෘතිය මගින් ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා රජයට අවුරුද්දක් තුල අහිමි වූ විදේශ විනිමය සම්බන්ධවයි
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි
ශ්‍රී ලංකා නාවික හමුදාව මගින් 2015 නොවැම්බර් 13 වෙනිදා ඇවන්ට් ගාර්ඩ් මැරිටයිම් සර්විසස් (පුද්) සමාගම විසින් පවත්වා ගෙනයනු ලැබූ සමුද්‍රාරක්ෂක ව්‍යාපෘතිය නීති විරෝධී අයුරින් හා බලහත්කාරයෙන් පවරාගැනීමෙන් අනතුරුව වසරක් අවසානයේ ලැබූ ආදායම පිලිබඳව මාධ්‍යන් වෙත ප්‍රකාශ නිකුත්කර ඒවා සමහර මාධ්‍යන් ඔස්සේ ප්‍රචාරය කිරීම හෝ පලකීරීම් කරන ලදී. ඒ අයුරින්, රටට හිමිවීමට තිබූ විශාල විදේශ විණිමය ප්‍රමානයක් අහිමි කරවීම හා නාවික හමුදාවේ සම්පත් ව්‍යාපාරික අරමුණු වෙනුවෙන් යොදවා ගැනීම හරහා සිදුකල හානිය පිලිබඳව ඇවන්ට් ගාර්ඩ් ව්‍යාපාරයේ ගරු සභාපති මේජර් නිශ්ශංක සේනාධිපති මහතා විසින් නිකුත් කරනු ලැබූ මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය මේ සමග අමුනා ඇත.  එම නිවේදනයටද නාවික හමුදාපති වරයාගේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/16)

THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND CONTEMPORARY SRI LANKA (2)
KAMALIKA  PIERIS
The ‘international community’ now accepts that China is going to be the next world power. ‘We are now well into the China decade’, said TIME IN 2015. China will soon have the world largest economy. China is expected to overtake America between 2030 and 2040 as the world’s leading economic power. In 2015 China had around 4 trillion US Dollars in foreign currency reserve.  Western countries   are already turning to China for help with their economy.   China has signed 40 billion Pounds worth of deals with UK. Britain is deeply resentful over the deal. China is complacent.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/16)

Olcott Oration 2016- on Sunday the 20th November 2016 at Kularatne Hall, Ananda College
Yasas Vishuddhi Abeywickrama
 Nearing the 130th Anniversary celebrations of establishment of Ananda College, Colombo, Ananda College Old Boys’ Association is organizing an event to remember school founders including Col. Henry Steele Olcott who was able to create history through his immeasurable service towards the revival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.  Ananda College Old Boys’ Association organizes Olcott Oration on a timely theme every year as a part of celebrations of the founders. This year, the Olcott Oration is scheduled to be held on 20th November 2016 at the Kularatne Auditorium, Ananda College. The event is to be started... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/16)

The atrocities committed against humanity
By Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge 
 "Between 1937 and 1945, the Japanese military murdered from nearly 3,000,000 to over 10,000,000 people, most likely 6,000,000 Chinese, Indonesians, Koreans, Filipinos, and Indochinese among others, including Western prisoners of war." ............................As long as people believe in absurdities, they will continue to commit atrocities - Voltaire (January 10, Toronto, Sri Lanka Guardian) The human history is full violence and atrocities. Some scholars have suggested that aggression should be regarded as a basic instinct. Freud considered aggression as a dynamic factor in mental life. Psychologist Eric Fromm in his most well known work the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/16)

UN RAPPORTEUR ON MINORITY RIGHTS IN SRI LANKA
By Sugath Samarasinghe
I wish to draw attention of the readership to a news item that appeared in ‘The Island’ news paper on 31st October under the title “ UN calls for commitment  to minority rights” reporting some of the views expressed by UN Rapporteur Izsak Ndiaye who had apparently undertaken a ten days mission to this country recently. It was also reported that Ndiaye will submit a detailed report to the UN Human Rights Council in May 2017 in this regard. I wonder whether the UN conducts surveys on all countries in the world which have minorities... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/16)

President Mahinda Rajapaksa's 70th birthday.
Wish President Mahinda Rajapaksa many happy returns on his 71st birthday today the 18th., November, 2016.
May God AllMighty safeguard you from all evils and bless you long political life to serve our "Maathruboomiya", Insha Allah.
  Greetings from: "The Muslim Voice". Noor Nizam. Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener - "The Muslim Voice".... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/16)

We see the moles in Lankaweb through worn out fabric of their dishonesty…..
By Charles.S.Perera
The results of the Presidential election of the 8th January,2015, was the work of local moles, spies, Tamil Diaspora, the ungrateful Tamils of Sri Lanka,  and Sri Lanka  Muslims , secret services of India, UK and USA. Maithripala Sirisena is also a baited mole , baited by ugly vengeful Chandrika,  the most unscrupulous, self-centred politician Ranil Wickramasinghe. President Maithripala Sirisena is only wearing a soiled  quilt for a Presidential mantle, making high sounding speeches and shaking white hands in elated joy of some one landed into limelight away from his  disgusting  environment. He is impeded to act... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/16)

President Donald Trump – What is your stand on LTTE Terrorists & LTTE Terrorist Diaspora Fronts
Shenali D Waduge
The citizens of Sri Lanka welcome the statements by President-elect Donald Trump on the need to wipe out terrorists and not those fighting the terrorists. The assurance that President Trump would ban foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections is noteworthy as well as the decision to remove criminal illegal immigrants posing as bogus asylum seekers and the intense vetting of immigrants to the US to ensure no potential terrorists enter. We would like to bring to the attention of the Trump administration that the LTTE – Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam came into being far... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/16)

Planters’ Association raises alarm on land redistribution proposals
Daily FT
The Planters’ Association of Ceylon (PA) yesterday issued a statement raising serious reservations as to the feasibility and potentially ruinous impact of recent budget proposals on Sri Lanka’s plantation industry. The proposal in question calls for a reduction in the maximum acreage that can be held by any stand-alone plantation company. Without being allowed to consolidate, each RPC is proposed to be drastically reduced down to a maximum extent of 5,000 acres. The Government also issued assurances that employment for estate workers would not be disrupted as a result of the new... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/16)

Budget, a bizarre farce to deceive public
BY CHARMINDA RODRIGO Ceylon Today
UPFA Parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardena answering Ceylon Today said that the recent Budget presented to Parliament is nothing but a bizarre farce to deceive the public. ?: How do you see the recent Appropriation Bill proposals presented to the Parliament? A: The proposals submitted by the Minister of Finance are a bizarre disguise. He has misled the public by drawing their attention to a fascinating picture stashing the conflicting and ugly proposals underneath. Let's not criticize this Budget on the basis of the reduction of sugar prices by Rs 2, dried sprat by Rs... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/16)

රට බංකොලොත්..? හරිනම් බොරු පුරාජෙරු නැතිව ජනපතිත් අගමැතිත් ජනතාවට ඇත්ත කිව යුතුයි.. – මහබැංකු නියෝජ්‍ය අධිපති..
 lanka C news | ලංකා සී නිවුස්
අයවැය යෝජනාවන්හි ප්‍රධාන දුර්වලතාවය වන්නේ පෙර වසරේ එනම් 2016 අයවැයෙදි සිදුවුයේ කුමක්දැයි විග්‍රහ නොකර පුරාජේරු පමණක් පැවසීම යයි ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ බැංකුවේ හිටපු නියෝජ්‍ය අධිපති ඩබ්.ඒ. විජේවර්ධන පැවසීය. ‘2016 අයවැයෙදි සිදුවුයේ කුමක්දැයි මුදල් ඇමැතිවරයා අපට කියාදිය යුතුය. සෑම මාස හයකට වරක්ම මුදල් ඇමැතිවරයා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට වාර්තාවක් ඉදිරිපත් කළ යුතුයි. එම වාර්තාවේ තිබෙනවා පසුගිය අයවැයේ ඇති ඉලක්ක මොනවාද.. ඒ ඉලක්ක කොයි තරම් සපුරා ගත්තද.. එහෙම සපුරා ගන්න බැරි වුනා නම් ඒ මොකද.. කියලා කිව යුතුයි. අවාසනාවකට වගේ කිසිම මන්ත්‍රීවරයෙක් ප්‍රශ්න කරන්නේ නැහ. වාර්තාවක් ඉදිරිපත් කලත් එකේ තියෙන්නේ මේගොල්ලන් කරපු පුරාජේරු වැඩ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/16)

Are there anti Mahinda Rajapakse agents infiltrating into Lankaweb ?
By Charles.S.Perera
The article “Maithripala Sirisena desecrated SLFP of SWRD Bandaranaike-it ceased to exist on 16 January,2015”, is to say that SWRD took  away his Sinhala Maha Sabha from UNP to form the SLFP a radically different political party with a socialist leaning, as he thought that the pro-western capitalist system of UNP  is not suitable to an  Independent Sri Lanka. SWRD confirmed  the SLFP’s socialist trend by joining with the LSSP and the Sri Lanka Communist Party. SWRD never expected any one inheriting the leadership of his SLFP to go back to UNP to form a government along... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/16)

Budget more concerned on addressing foreign needs - Mahinda
Adaderana
November 16, 2016  02:38 pm            Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa slammed the Budget 2017 Wednesday, saying the government may intend to address the needs of the foreign elements than it focusing on local’s issues. “This Budget aim to cut taxes for foreigners and motivate them to buy our lands,” Rajapaksa said at a Parliamentary session. “This is a dangerous portent; the country will be a colony of foreign countries if they release limitless offers for them while discouraging local investors and enterprisers” Rajapaksa also asserted the cost of living may go up as the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/16)

MR disarmed paramilitary groups despite warnings - Gotabaya
Adaderana
November 15, 2016  07:22 pm Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa took a ‘politically unfavorable’ decision to disarm the various paramilitary groups, who supported the Sri Lankan government, after the end of the war against the LTTE. He made these comments during the launch of the book ‘Conflict and Stability’ by former Governor of the Eastern Province Rear Admiral (Rtd) Mohan Wijewickrama and former Governor of the Northern Province Major General  (Rtd) G.A. Chandrasiri. “We know that over several years during the war, other groups who were against the LTTE organisation gradually started... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/16)

THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND CONTEMPORARY SRI LANKA (1)
KAMALIKA  PIERIS
Sri Lanka has had cordial links with China from ancient times. The Sinhala kings had continuous diplomatic links with the Chinese emperors, from Anuradhapura times to the medieval period. In the post independence period too, there were good relations between the two countries. The Peoples Republic of China was established in October 1, 1949 and Sri Lanka recognised it soon after on January 6, 1950.  Then came the Ceylon-China trade agreement of 1952, known as the ‘Rubber - Rice pact’.   J.B.Kelegama said that this Pact was undoubtedly the most useful trade agreement negotiated by Sri Lanka and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/16)

"හොරා ඉල්ලා අස්වෙනු!" මහජන සම්මන්ත්‍රණය සෙනසුරාදා කොළඹදී.
ලසන්ත වික්‍රමසිංහ (0716369828) ලේකම්, යුතුකම සංවාද කවය
ඉමහත් ආන්දෝලනයට ලක්ව ඇති ලංකා ඉතිහාසයේ සිදු වූ දැවැන්තම මුල්‍ය වංචාව ලෙසට චෝදනාවට ලක්වන මහබැංකු බැදුම්කර සිද්ධිය අලලා පැවැත්වෙන විශේෂ මහජන සම්මන්ත්‍රණයක් "හොරා ඉල්ලා අස්වෙනු!" යන මැයෙන් පැවැත්වීමට යුතුකම සංවාද කවය විසින් කටයුතු යොදා ඇත. සම්මන්ත්‍රණය පැවැත්වෙන්නේ  නොවැම්බර් 19 වන සෙනසුරාදා සවස 3.15 කොළඹ මහජන පුස්තකාලීය ශ්‍රවණාගාරයේදීයි.  ලංකා බැංකු සේවක සංගමයේ සහ ලංකා බැංකුවෙහි සභාපති ධූරය දැරූ රුසිරිපාල තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා විසින් "මහ බැංකු හොරකම හා මුල්‍ය, බැංකු ක්ෂේත්‍රයන්ට එහි බලපෑම" යන මැයෙන් දේශනයක් පැවැත්වීමට නියමිත අතර යුතුකම සංවාද කවයේ සභාපති ගෙවිඳූ කුමාරතුංග මහතා විසින් "හොරා පොලිස්" යන මැයෙන් සිය දේශනය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/16)

We Should Live As Proud Patriotic Srilankans not as an Ethnic Group
Nalliah Thayabharan
நாங்கள் இனங்களாக அல்ல இலங்கையராக வாழ வேண்டும் - கி.துரைராஜசிங்கம் நாம் அனைவரும் இனங்களாக இருக்கிறோம் என்பதை விடவும், இலங்கையராக இருக்கிறோம் என்பதே இலட்சணமாக இருக்க முடியும் என கிழக்கு மாகாண சபையின் விவசாய அமைச்சர் கி.துரைராஜசிங்கம் தெரிவித்துள்ளார். மட்டக்களப்பு கல்வி வலயத்திலுள்ள ஏறாவூர் கலைமகள் மகா வித்தியாலயத்தில் இன்று இடம்பெற்ற பல்வேறு கல்வி மற்றும் புறக்கிருத்திய நிகழ்வுகளில் கலந்து கொண்டு உரையாற்றிய போதே அவர் இவ்வாறு குறிப்பிட்டுள்ளார். இங்கு தொடர்ந்து உரையாற்றுகையில், இந்த நாட்டுக்கு என்ன நடந்தது என்பது பற்றி நாமறிவோம். நாம் இலங்கையர் என்பதை மறந்து இனங்கள் என்று கூறி ஒருவரையொருவர் அழித்திருக்கிறோம். கொல்லப்பட்ட ஒருவருடைய சடலத்தையும், எண்ணிக்கை அதிகரிப்பையும் கண்டு இன்னொருவர் மகிழ்ந்திருக்கின்றோம். ஆனால், நமது தேசிய கீதத்தில் மட்டும் 'யாமெலாம் ஒரு கருணை அனை பயந்த எழில் கொள் சேய்கள் எனவே....' என்று உச்சரிக்கின்றோம். பெரும்பான்மை இனத்தவர்கள் வாழ்கின்ற எல்லா... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/16)

UNITY IS STRENGTH
ALI SUKHANVER
How long could we survive when we have a severe lack of unity at national level; I very often do ask this question to myself. It is not only me but almost all of us and most of our enemies too are well aware of the fact that lack of unity is the most grievous problem of our society. Our enemies have learnt well how to ‘untie’ us and we are being broken into pieces like dried and lifeless logs of wood. It is the most urgent need of time that our religious scholars, our teachers, our... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/16)

Donald Trump was the best thing that happened to Sri Lanka
By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy Ceylon Today
Donald Trump's election as the 45th President of the United States was probably the best thing that happened to Sri Lanka, internationally, for a long time. Even a Bernie Sanders presidency would not have been as good for us. But then again it would not be good news if you are some upper class social justice warrior who was clamouring for stronger international mediation, ignoring evidence that the majority of Sri Lankans view such moves with distaste. Trump throughout his campaign promised to keep out of the internal affairs of other sovereign... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/16)

Donald Trump Likely to End Aid for Rebels Fighting Syrian Government
By DAVID E. SANGER Information Clearing House
November 13, 2016 "Information Clearing House" - "NYT" -  WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump said Friday that he was likely to abandon the American effort to support “moderate” opposition groups in Syria who are battling the government of President Bashar al-Assad, saying “we have no idea who these people are.” In an interview with The Wall Street Journal that dealt largely with economic issues, including his willingness to retain parts of the Affordable Care Act, he repeated a position he took often during his campaign: that the United States should... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/16)

Trump in the White House
By Noam Chomsky Information Clearing House
November 14, 2016 "Information Clearing House" - CJ Polychroniou: Noam, the unthinkable has happened: in contrast to all forecasts, Donald Trump scored a decisive victory over Hillary Clinton and the man that Michael Moore described as “wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full-time sociopath” is the next president of the United States. In your view, what were the deciding factors that led American voters produce the biggest upset in the history of US politics? Noam Chomsky: Before turning to this question, I think it is important to spend a few moments pondering... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/16)

International Criminal Court ‘about to probe US war crimes in Afghanistan’ – report
RT
Get short URL Over the next few weeks, the International Criminal Court (ICC) could open an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Afghan war, including those allegedly committed by American troops, Foreign Policy magazine reports. Citing “several knowledgeable sources,” the magazine claims that the ICC’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, is several weeks from launching a thorough and comprehensive investigation into violations in conducting war that could implicate US soldiers, Taliban insurgents and, possibly, the Afghan government. Read more CIA & White House tried to suppress Senate torture probe – report If indeed launched, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/16)

UNSG & UNHRC Head must apologize to President Donald Trump
Shenali D Waduge
 Top UN officials thought it fit to join the US election campaigning. It showed the appalling levels that entities we were told were unbiased and transparent could stoop to. Both the UNSG and UNHRC head came out in public to denounce only one candidate hoping to steer American public and global sentiment against the ultimate winner. Coming from the UN it was strange action of a non-partisan global peace entity. But, does the UN really have any credibility? With the announcement of President of US being Donald Trump the UNSG has been quick to congratulate him... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/16)

SINHALA SETLLERS IN THE ESAT FACING EVICTION
RANJITH SOYSA
The Sinhala people who we living in the East had to face a number of waves of attacks from the LTTE and had to shift their residences from one place to another. Many hundreds were hacked to death while thousands were forced to leave their houseS handing over the control of their lands to Tamil Tiger terrorists. Some of the much published massacres of the Sinhala people in Ampara and Batticaloa  took place in the villages such as, Aranathalwa (34 killed) , Pottuvil (25), Thirukkovil (678),Peraveltalawa (9), Bogamuwa (25), Lahugala (16), Borapola (9), Amapara town (25), 209... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/16)

What is President Trump’s foreign policy?
Shenali D Waduge
 When a non-politician enters the White House as President there is bound to be major changes and surprises. First up has been the announcement that he will abandon the Obama administration policy on Syria and seek consensus with Russia for a solution to Syria. Clearly he has shown he is not part of the establishment. For how long that will be allowed, time will only tell. But for the rest of the world, Trump victory is a breath of fresh air. We have come to identify US as a big bully, an invader, occupier and plunderer... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/16)

“INTERVIEW”- “CHINESE AMBASSADOR HAS ACTED WITHIN THE AMBIT OF DIPLOMACY”
Sarath Wijesinghe former Ambassador to UAE and Israel
VIENNA CONVENTION Powers functions and the conduct of the Diplomats Missions and the working procedure is enshrined in the Convention on Diplomatic Relations ratified on 4thnApril 1961 subsequently developed by the member states with diplomatic skills and practices. There is uniformity on the practice and procedure through the Ministries of Foreign Affairs headed by experts on the subject irrespective of the political inclinations of the member nation. Ambassadors follow the directions and instructions of the Head of the State and the Foreign Ministry. The mandate of the Ambassador of the sending... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/16)

Donald Trump: How the media created the president
By David Sillito Media correspondent Courtesy BBC
What part did the media, both mainstream and alternative, play in Donald Trump's election success? On 30 September 2016, the San Diego Union Tribune made history. For the first time in its 148-year history it endorsed a Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton. It was also a first in 126 years for the Arizona Republic. Donald J Trump was not popular with America's newspapers. Of the 100 top circulation print newspapers, two endorsed him. More than 200 newspapers supported Clinton, while Trump received the backing of fewer than 20. And even some of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/16)

"Storm clouds forewarning us of a Third World War are getting heavier by the day" – Caliph of Islam.
By A. Abdul Aziz.Press Secretary.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad says role of world leaders is to “bring people together rather than threaten to ban Muslims from entering their nations” during Calgary Peace Symposium On 11 November 2016, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad delivered the keynote address at the Calgary Peace Symposium, hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Canada.  More than 800 people, including over 650 dignitaries and guests attended the event including Canada’s former Prime Minister, Right Honourable Stephen Harper, the Mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi and Irfan Sabir, Provincial Minister of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/16)

The ‘Atlantic Spring’ Rains Democracy over the US As Republicans Trump the Clinton Mob
Says Rahul
 The people of the US lifted their eyes toward the skies in gratitude when the ‘Atlantic Spring’ rained a gentle rain of democracy over their country, long parched by a Neo liberal autocracy; Trump successfully led a ‘Red Cap’ Colour Revolution of the people against the Clinton- Obama regime that has its hands tainted with blood. For the first time in several decades the sound of the voiceless people of the US was heard as Trump leading them boldly from the front, defeated the Neo liberal cardsharpers at their own game; the stacked system of Electoral College... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/16)

World cannot trust Mainstream Media: US Presidential Election exposed Media hypocrisy and double standards
Shenali D Waduge
This was an election where media stood exposed for its open bias, a feature unexpected but one that propelled the people to undo the injustice. The election was a display of watching America defeat itself. It has shown that America does not have an honest mainstream media. The media campaign for Hillary was glaringly obvious that media eventually ignored reality. The media will have to go through some serious readjustment if they are to regain their credibility among the masses. The New York Times has commenced with an apology for their biased coverage. Trump was to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/16)

Budget 2017: Taxing the Productive and Rewarding Freeloaders
Dilrook Kannangara
UNP has come up with yet another budget disaster. Its 2017 budget taxes the productive and rewards freeloaders. This will spell doom for the economy which is already reeling under fiscal mismanagement, astronomical corruption and an unstainable foreign debt. Party politics is written all over the budget. UNP regime plans to give tax benefits to its voters and tax to death voters of other parties. It also highlights UNP leaders’ fears that its days are numbered. They want to shower its supporters with benefits before it is too late. Taxing workers in the Middle... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/16)

ඇමෙරිකාවේ එහෙමයි මෙහේ මෙහෙමයි......
තේජා ගොඩකන්දෙආරච්චි
දැන් ආපසු හැරී බලන විට ඇමරිකාවත් අපෙන් ඉගෙන ගත්තාදෝ සිතෙයි. එනම් අපේ රට කරවන ඇත්තන් තමන් ජාත්‍යන්තරය ජය ගත්තා යැයි කියා ඇත්තේ කට කසනවාට නොවේ. ඇමරිකා එක්සත් ජනපදයේ 45 වන වරට ජනාධිපතිවරයෙකු පත් කරගැනීම සඳහා චන්ද විමසීම පැවතුනේ නොවැම්බර්  8 වන දා ය. මේ වන විට රාජ්‍ය බලය දරන ඩිමොක්‍රටික් පක්ෂයේ අපේක්ෂිකාව වූයේ හිලරි ක්ලින්ටන්ය. ඈ 1993 - 2001 දක්වා ඇමරිකානු ජනාධිපති ලෙස කටයුතු කල බිල් ක්ලින්ටන්ගේ භාර්යාවයි. 2009 සිට 2013 දක්වා කාලයේදී ඇය එරට රාජ්‍ය ලේකම්වරිය ලෙස කටයුතු කලාය. ඇගේ දේශපාලන පසුබිම ගැන යටි සිතේ තිබුන නිසාදෝ ඇගේ ප්‍රතිවාදියා පිලිබඳව අපේ අගමැතිවරයා හැඳින්වූයේ ඔහු විශිෂ්ඨ ව්‍යාපාරික... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/16)

Erich Fromm’s views on the Buddhist Philosophy
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge 
"Buddhism helps man to find an answer to the question of his existence, an answer which is essentially the same as that given in the Judeo-Christian tradition, and yet which does not contradict the rationality, realism, and independence which are modern man’s precious achievements. Paradoxically, Eastern religious thought turns out to be more congenial to Western rational thought than does Western religious thought itself" - Erich Fromm The Social Psychologist and Humanistic Philosopher Eric Fromm was vastly influenced by Freud and Karl Heinrich Marx. He became a follower of Nonanalytic tradition.  In later years Fromm started reading... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/16)

Dr. Ajith Perera – Unsung Hero Crowned at Sri Lankan of the year 2016
Dr.Tilak S. Fernando 
The country’s most influential opinion leaders were amongst the VIP guests of a very distinguished gathering at the ‘Sri Lankan of the Year’ awards ceremony held recently at the Hilton Hotel. It was an event of international standard and an initiative of Ada Derana, a premium news and entertainment media network of Sri Lanka. “This award I dedicate as a tribute to the ABILITY within the disability of all.” – Dr. Ajith C. S. Perera, when... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/16)

JFA condemns scribe’s murder in Bihar
By Our Correspondent
Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expressed shock over the killing of one more scribe in Bihar of central India and reiterated its old demand for a special protection law for the benefit of brave journalists across the country. According to the local media, unidentified criminals shot dead Dharmendra Kumar Singh at Amra Talaab locality of Sasaram in Bihar’s Rohtash district on 12 November 2016. Singh, who used to work for Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar, was at a tea stall outside his residence during the morning hours, when three motor cycle-borne assailants fired at him indiscriminately. Singh,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/16)

C. R. de Silva Commemorative Book launched at inaugural Memorial Oration
The Island
November 12, 2016, 9:13 pm Editor Senaka Weeraratna presenting the book to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa with Chief Justice K. Sripavan and Attorney-General Jayantha Jayasuriya at the event. The inaugural C. R. de Silva Memorial Oration was delivered by former Attorney-General Palitha Fernando, PC. at the BMICH in the presence of a distinguished gathering comprising the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (Chief Guest), Chief Justice and members of the Supreme Court, Judges of the Court of Appeal, members of the Official and Unofficial Bars, old boys of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/16)

SWRD Vs MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE- A reply to Mr Charles S Perera
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
My Dear Charles In many ways parallels can be drawn between SWRD and MR. As we see now, SWRD's job was far more easier in 1956 than for MR now. SWRD changed the religion, which gave an instant vote winning qualification. MR remained as Buddhist as before. SWRD had great visionary leaders like Philip Gunawardene, a fire brand speaker with a touch of common man. MR lost JVP support, but won Wimal Weerawansa.   However, Wimal is not yet Philip, even Dinesh or Indika Gunawardene's are not Philip, the Lion of Boralugoda. SWRD had Ven... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/16)

Reagan guru says Trump will usher in new boom era
Szu Ping Chan
Donald Trump's plan for sweeping tax cuts and deregulation will spur a US economic boom that could "last for generations" if the president-elect resists a lurch towards protectionism, according to an architect of "Reaganomics". Arthur Laffer, who advised Republican president Ronald Reagan in the 1980's and UK Conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher, said lower, broader-based taxes, together with "minimal regulation" and free trade would "recreate the pre-conditions" for "enormous economic growth" in the world's largest economy. Dr Arthur Laffer reckons US President-elect Trump's plan to slash corporate taxes will be implemented Photo: Peter BraigHe also believes that Trump's... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/16)

Maithripala Sirisena desecrated SLFP of SWRD Bandaranaike-It ceased to exist on 16 January,2015.
By Charles.S.Perera
When Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse the President of Sri Lanka Freedom Party handed over the Presidency of the party to President Maithripala Sirisena  on the  16th January, 2015, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party founded by late S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike ceased to exist. Since then the Sri Lanka Freedom Party( SLFP ) of which President Maithripala is the President is altogether different from the political party  late Mr. S.W.R.D.Bandaranaaike founded,  to give to Sri Lanka and its people a different political system, different from the pro-western capitalist political system of the UNP lead by D.S.Senanayake. It can now be called “Maithripala... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/16)

PRESIDENT ELECT TO RE-DIRECT US FUNDING FROM UNITED NATIONS AND OTHER AGENCIES FOR JOB CREATION AND CAPITAL INVESTMENTS - END OF MAJIC SHOW OF LTTE PROXY HILARY
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
During past 30 years or so, the US lead Alliances have channelled their resources to areas that did not create wealth, employment and investment. Though they had enough resources during that period, they concentrated on non-economic growth areas. Whilst pretending to be saviours of human rights, they conspired with the Alliance to destroy the human rights, climate change, and carry out regime changes with a long term view of dominating the world. To achieve these objectives, they channelled their funds to United Nations, Human Rights Watch, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) etc.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/16)

The Trump stock rally: Averting calamity with a little charm
Courtesy The Sydney Morning Herald
The stock market is easily rattled, but it can also be easily seduced. President-elect Donald Trump's long-term relationship with Wall Street is just getting started, but he has already demonstrated that he can not only shake up but also mollify the market. It soared to a record on Thursday, as Trump was preparing to meet with President Barack Obama in the White House. Billionaire investor celebrates Trump victory Carl Icahn says the Trump win is a "major step in the right direction" for the US economy. Consider that through Election... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/16)

Freer trade with UK would help America, says Trump economic adviser
By Simon Watkins for The Mail on Sunday
Britain and the US would both benefit from a new open trade deal, Donald Trump’s senior economic adviser told The Mail on Sunday this weekend. In a wide-ranging interview, Stephen Moore, a former adviser to Ronald Reagan and a key architect of Trump’s plans to slash taxes, said the President-elect was not an isolationist and merely wanted trade to be fair. Moore said: ‘I think that a more open and free trade system with Britain would be very much in America’s interests and in Britain’s interests. Trump has told me: “I... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/16)

ඉඩම්, පොලිස්‌, මුදල් බලතල පළාත්සභාවලට දුන්නොත් ආණ්‌ඩුවේ අවසානය එය විය හැකියි ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ අධිනීතිඥ ගෝමින් දයාසිරි
සාකච්ඡා කළේ - පාලිත සේනානායක
නව ආණ්‌ඩු ක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්‌ථාවක්‌ සම්පාදනය කිරීම සඳහා මේ දිනවල විවිධ යෝජනා හා අදහස්‌ ඉදිරිපත් වෙමින් තිබේ. එම යෝජනා අතර ඉඩම්, පොලිස්‌ සහ මුදල් බලතල සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම පළාත් සභාවලට ලබාදීමටත් පළාත් සභා විසුරුවා හැරීමට ජනාධිපතිවරයා සතු බලතළ කපා හැරීමටත් යෝජනාවක්‌ ඉදිරිපත් වී ඇති බව පසුගිය සතියේ වාර්තා විය. මෙවැනි යෝජනා ක්‍රියාත්මක වුවහොත් රටේ ඒකීයභාවය සහ ආරක්‌ෂාව පිළිබඳ ඉන් ඇතිවිය හැකි බලපෑම ගැනත් අපේ රටේ පවතින වර්තමාන තත්ත්වය අනුව නව ආණ්‌ඩු ක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්‌ථාවකට ඇතුළත් විය යුතු කරුණු පිළිබඳවත් ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ අධිනීතිඥ ගෝමින් දයාසිරි සමග දිවයින ඉරිදා සංග්‍රහය පැවැත්වූ සාකච්ඡාවකි මේ. යෝජිත නව ආණ්‌ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්‌ථාව සම්පාදනය කිරීමේදී දෙමළ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/16)

Another budget
Editorial Island
November 11, 2016, 9:18 pm The government is hailing its own budget as a very progressive one and the Joint Opposition has dismissed it as yet another burden on the masses. One should not be as uncharitable as those who are still smarting from last year’s electoral defeats in describing the budget. But, one may not want to risk one’s credibility by calling it progressive either. Those who backed this government, expecting economic relief, are in the same predicament as Hillary backers in the US. They are disappointed and furious though they have not taken to the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/16)

Hotel in the Sri Pada range
By Rohana R. Wasala
Courtesy The Island The controversy that is raging over the alleged building of what is variously described as a hotel or a holiday resort or a holiday home or just a circuit bungalow by an Arab businessman (a senior official of a proprietary rank in a multinational communications company) in the neighbourhood of the Samanalakanda nature reserve, a world heritage site, has aroused considerable interest among Sri Lankans everywhere, particularly among the young. These young people who come from different ethnic and religious backgrounds charge that the apparent hotel project is a ploy by a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/16)

Healing the Wounds of War
Ed Tick, Ph.D
In contrast to our modern situation, traditional and indigenous peoples had extensive spiritually and communally based warrior medicine, practices and lineages. They lived immersed in and part of nature and its processes, conceived of themselves not as independent agents but as members of interdependent communities, and stood in wonder before a living cosmos. They considered soul and spirit to be life forces that were essential to preserve and protect those most endangered by warfare and violence. Their guidance of warriors through the life cycle, interpretations and treatments of trauma, and orchestration of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/16)

සෙංකොට්ටං - ග්‍රාමීය රෝහලකදී
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
මිනිපේ ප්‍රදේශයේ ග්‍රාමීය රෝහලක ස්ථාන භාර වෛද්‍යවරයා ලෙස සේවය කරමින් සිටියදී විවිධ අත්දැකීම් මම ලැබුවෙමි. මෙම රෝහලේ පිරිමි සහ ගැහැණු ලෙස නේවාසික වාට්ටු දෙකක් තිබූ අතර අතිරේක මාතෘ වාට්ටුවක් ද විය. එම නිසා දළ වශයෙන් රෝගීන් 20 - 30 අතර ප්‍රමාණයක් මෙකී රෝහලේ දෛනිකව නේවාසිකව ප්‍රතිකාර ලැබූහ.  මම මේ රෝහලට පැමිණ මාස හයක් ගතවූ කල රෝහලේ රෙදි සේදීමේ කොන්ත්‍රාත්තුව කල හසලක ප්‍රදේශයේ පුද්ගලයා සෞඛ්‍යය අමාත්‍යාංශයෙන් ගෙවන මුදල මදියි කියමින් කොන්ත්‍රාත්තුව අවසන් කරන ලදි. ඔහු කරන ලද්දේ   මහ නුවර දෙයියන්නේ වෙළ ප්‍රදේශයේ රෝහල් රෙදි සෝදන මිනිසුන්ට අපගේ රෝහලේ රෙදි යවා සෝදා ගෙන්වීමයි. ඒ නයින්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/16)

Trump warns that by attacking Assad, US will ‘end up fighting Russia’
RT
US President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed that he will most likely abandon the Obama administration policy on Syria to seek a possible rapprochement with Russia on the issue of Assad. TrendsGlobal terrorism, Islamic State, Russian anti-terror op in Syria, Syria unrest “I’ve had an opposite view of many people regarding Syria,” the 70-year-old Republican told the Wall Street Journal in his first interview since the election. From the start of the Syrian war, Barack Obama’s foreign policy has been focused on the support and training of the so-called “moderate” rebel groups who were supposed to defeat... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/16)

Stocks slip after US election rally, bond yields rise further, dollar climbs
The Indian Express
Stocks on major world markets gave back some of the week's gains on Friday, while global bond yields rose for a fifth day, supporting the US dollar but pressuring commodities and emerging markets. Stocks on major world markets gave back some of the week’s gains on Friday, while global bond yields rose for a fifth day, supporting the US dollar but pressuring commodities and emerging markets. Investors are anticipating that US President-elect Trump’s policies will include lower tax rates and more infrastructure spending to grow the economy, but at the expense of a wider fiscal... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/16)

American People’s President Donald Trump will change world political landscape to one of peace & prosperity
Shenali D Waduge
There will never be an election as the 2016 US Presidential Election. It completely devastated predictions by all types of political pundits, it rose above the ridiculing, sneering, lies and exaggerations by mainstream media (foreign & local) who projected him as Hitler canvassing unethically for one candidate, it has embarrassed the high profile endorsements against him from celebrities, to even former Secretaries of State and even foreign leaders who openly endorsed Hillary, hysteria was developed with people claiming to leave the country if he was elected, 1008 coconuts were broken by pro-LTTE Tamils to bestow merit... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/16)

Perfect Comparison of US and Sri Lankan Ethnic Composition and Presidential Election Voting Pattern
Dilrook Kannangara
There are eerie similarities between US ethnic composition and that of Sri Lanka. Without a doubt demographics, importantly, ethnic divisions, play the most important role in elections in all multiethnic democracies. Minorities in particular tend to caste their vote as a block which gives them a voting power above their percentage weight. This is the same in USA as well as Sri Lanka. There is near perfect comparison of US ethnicities (however they may be called) and that of Sri Lanka. The only similarity of these groups is their percentage and nothing else. Whites (Buddhists) 70% Blacks... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/16)

First Annual General Meeting of the Canada-Tamil Parliamentary Friendship Group
Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada
9 November 2016 Mark Holland, Liberal MP for Ajax, Ontario House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario. Dear Mark: Re: First Annual General Meeting of the Canada-Tamil Parliamentary Friendship Group Some one out there had sent me your note to your Parliamentary Colleagues informing of the First Annual General Meeting of the Canada-Tamil Parliamentary Friendship Group, to be held on Monday, November 14th, at 5:30 P.M. in Room1140, of the Valour Building. Mark, do I understand that the selected hour for this initial gathering is of a planetary auspicious time... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/16)

ශ‍්‍රි ලංකා වරාය අධිකාරියට අයත් නැගෙනහිර පර්යන්තය (ECT) විකිණීමට එරෙහිව සේවක විරෝධතා පෙත්සම ඉදිරියටම
All Ceylon General Ports Employee Union
ශ‍්‍රි ලංකා වරාය අධිකාරියට අයත් නැගෙනහිර පර්යන්තය (ECT) පෞද්ගලික සමාගමක් වෙත විකුණා දැමීමට අදාලව ආණ්ඩුව ගෙන ඇති තීරණය හා ක‍්‍රියාමාර්ග වලට එරෙහිව සේවකයන් පෙළ ගැස්වීමේ ක‍්‍රියාවලිය සාර්ථක ලෙස මේ වන විට ඉදිරියට ඇදෙමින් පවතී. සාර්ථක උද්ඝෝෂණයකින් පසුව දියත් කරන ලද විරෝධතා පෙත්සම අත්සන් ගැනීම කොළඹ වරාය තුළ මේ වන විට අවසන් කර ඇත. ගාල්ල, ත‍්‍රිකුණාමලය වරායන් තුළ ඉදිරි දින කිහිපය තුළ සේවක පෙත්සම අත්සන් කිරීමට කටයුතු යොදා ඇත. වරාය විකිණීමට එරෙහිව වරාය සේවකයන්ගේ බලවත් විරෝධතා ගොඩනැගෙමින් වර්ධනය වෙමින් පවතින මොහොතක නැගෙනහිර පර්යන්තය (ECT) මේ වන විටත් ඉන්දියාවට ලබා දී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/16)

RANGANA HERATH DESERVE TO CONTINUE AS TEST CAPTAIN
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
Rangana has retired from ODI   and T20. but willingly accepted the role of skipper for the Zimbabwe series, winning the series for the country 2-0 and adding further 19 wickets in just 2 test matches. It must be noted that his team had only two seniors, Upul Tharanga and himself.   He marshalled the bowlers extremely well, his field placements were outstanding. Herath ( 38 yrs ) is physically fit compared with Anglow Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal.   Herath’s age has so far not shown any sign of his inability to play cricket for 5... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/16)

අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ ඉවත් කරනු | REMOVE PRIME MINISTER RANIL WICKRAMASINGHE
Global Sri Lankan Forum
මහජන පෙත්සම - අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ ඉවත් කරනු... ශ්‍රී ලංකා ඉතිහාසයේ මෙතෙක් සිදු වී ඇති විශාලතම වංචාව පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ පොදු ව්‍යාපාර පිලිබඳ කාරක සභාව (COPE) විසින් විමර්ශනය කරන ලද අතර එහි අවසාන නිගමනය වූයේ, මෙම වංචාව මහා බැංකුවේ හිටපු අධිපති වන අර්ජුන මහේන්ද්‍රන් හා වත්මන් අගමැති වන රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා  ඇතුළත්ව තවත් පුද්ගලයින් කීප දෙනෙක් විසින් ඉතා සූක්ෂම ලෙස සැලසුම් කරන ලද කටයුත්තක් බවය. අපට සක්සුදක් සේ පැහැදිලි වන සත්‍ය වන්නේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජයට මෙම ගණුුදෙනුව සඳහා ඍජුවම රුපියල් බිලියන 15 ක... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/16)

Some say frying red chillies is good for stress release because it makes you sneeze, cough out yellow stuff from the chest and throat then tears drooling from the eyes and many more.
Dr Hector Perera      London
I received lots of emails from Sri Lanka then from other countries as well after watching my energy saving cooking programme in Sirasa TV in Sri Lanka. They all appreciated my attempt to save energy and to avoid any smell depositing on them while cooking. I replied to many then one University graduate from Matara Sri Lanka also send me an email after watching my energy saving cooking in Sirasa TV. She said that she followed my method to cook in order to save energy and avoid any smell depositing while cooking. I replied to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/16)

Viragaya and Aravinda
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge 
 Viragaya novel is a turning point in Sinhala literature. Literary genius Martin Wicramasinghe vibrantly portrays Aravinda’s character in Viragaya digging deep in to his inner psyche. Arvada’s conscious experience and ideas running through his mind are central part of the novel.  His emotions, conscious and unconscious psychological conflicts are described in a literary style by the author. Viragaya can be considered as one of the first and best psychological novels in Sinhala literature. Martin Wicramasinghe was excellent in character scrutiny. For instance he presents Piyal (in Gamperaliya) who is a round character that experienced personal   growth... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/16)

Holodomor - Ukrainian Famine and Genocide
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge
The term Holodomor refers specifically to the brutal artificial famine imposed by Stalin's regime on Soviet Ukraine and primarily ethnically Ukrainian areas in the Northern Caucasus in 1932-33. In the spring of 1933, the rural population of Ukraine was dying at a rate of 25,000 a day, half of them children. The land that was known worldwide as the breadbasket of Europe was being ravaged by a man-made famine of unprecedented scale. 1.5 million Ukrainians fall victim to Stalin's "dekulakization" policies. Over the extended period of collectivization, armed dekulakization brigades forcibly confiscate... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/16)

Sinhabahu and the Oedipus Complex
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge  
The mythological Story of Sinhabahu describes the origins of the ‘Sinhala’ race. The Sinhalese are an ethnic group native to the island of Sri Lanka. The Sinhalese speak Sinhala -an Indo-Aryan language (Lewis, 2009).The name Sinhala translates to lion people. According to the Sinhabahu mythology, the Princess Suppadevi of Vanga Kingdom (a kingdom located in the eastern part of the Indian Subcontinent) was kidnapped by a ferocious lion and took her to the wilderness. While living with the lion she became pregnant and had twins. The newly born son was named Sinhabahu (means-hands like a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/16)

Race to White House
P.A.Samaraweera
During the last 18 months there was a bruising and hard fought contest between Hillary Clinton (HC) and Donald Trump (DT) for the post of US  President. Apart from the US, the whole world eagerly watched the outcome as the US President is supposed to occupy the most powerful seat in world politics . According to the US media and polls, the favourite was HC. The results of the 3 debates were also in her favour. Political analysts as well predicted a win for HC. This was probably because DT appears to be an unusual character. Some claimed him to be an eccentric... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/16)

Trump campaign manager does not rule out special prosecutor for Hillary Clinton - MSNBC
RT
Donald Trump’s campaign manager, speaking on MSNBC, said appointing a special prosecutor for Hillary Clinton can’t be ruled out, adding that discussion regarding the issue will happen “in due time.” Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence are “looking to unify the country, but we haven’t discussed that in recent days, and I think that it’s all in due time,” campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told MSNBC in an interview, as quoted by Reuters. Trump did not bring up the issue when speaking on the phone with Clinton overnight, the campaign manager added in a separate... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/16)

Hail, Trump!
Editorial Courtesy The Island
November 9, 2016, 8:06 pm It was America’s Brexit moment. Donald trumped Hillary Clinton’s Democratic leviathan which was backed by media moguls and Wall Street to the hilt and secured the much-coveted US presidency. Trump was demonised by his opponents and the media in such a way that even the people in far away countries thought his election would precipitate the Apocalypse. No sooner had the polling got underway in the US than the prospect of a Trump victory jolted Asian markets, which had expected an easy Clinton win. Those who panicked will have to come... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/16)

Questions over the floating armouries - Floating armoury controversy – Part II
Continued from yesterday Courtesy The Island
November 9, 2016, 12:00 pm If the world of maritime security was murky, the murkiest part of it was the floating armouries. In this article The Island staffer C. A. Chandraprema examines the controversy surrounding the Galle floating armoury of Avant Garde Maritime Services. By 2012, the number of firearms of foreign maritime security companies coming into the Galle naval armoury for storage had increased exponentially. What started with just 12 firearms as a temporary measure to help in the fight against piracy soon became a flood with well over one thousand foreign owned... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/16)

President-elect Donald Trump offers Sri Lanka an opportunity to reorient and strengthen bilateral relations!
By Ananda-USA
November 8, 2016 US President-Elect Donald Trump in a very graceful and conciliatory speech promised to be the President of all Americans irrespective of political party and community affiliations, and to pursue a new foreign policy based on treating other nations, who want to co-exist peacefully with the US, with fairness and justice without adopting confrontational policies driven by geopolitical agendas. He promised to focus on developing America’s deteriorating infrastructure, to revive its manufacturing base, to grow the economy at twice the current rate of growth, and to take care of the needs of the armed forces... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/16)

Pandemonium in Sri Lanka: Regime Change the Regime Change
Shenali D Waduge
The report card is not looking too good. Everything is not going right in paradise isle. Although massive changes are taking place in every sphere by parties that plotted the regime change. Sovereign Sri Lanka is well on its way to becoming either a vassal state of India or an experiment for Western imperialism and UN ‘rights’. Either way we are doomed. In less than 2 years those that the West and India picked to prod into the driving seat of governance have managed to set Sinhalese against Sinhalese, enticed Tamil ‘civilians’ to physically attack army,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/16)

JO seeks Singapore intervention to probe Mahendran Calls for freezing Perpetual Treasuries assets
By Shamindra Ferdinando The Island
November 8, 2016, 9:50 pm Alleging that those who had committed mega bond scams in Feb. 2015 and March 2016 had gone scot free, the Joint Opposition yesterday revealed its intention to seek immediate intervention by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Former External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris said that having examined the situation, the JO felt the urgent need to bring alleged scams on the watch of Singaporean national Arjuna Mahendran as the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. Addressing the media at Punchi Borella, Prof. Peiris said reports issued... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/16)

US ‘Megapolis Colonialism’ -Awaken oh Sri Lanka! Awaken! Thou Art Being Colonised -(Part 2)
By Gandara John
That infamous Presidential Election of 2015 saw many US quislings jockeyed into sensitive political positions, the most calamitous of these being the catapulting of RW unconstitutionally, from near political Siberia to being the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. The US had executed a major coup d’état. US Colonisation of Sri Lanka had begun in earnest. Sri Lanka’s Sovereignty is being attacked on two fronts, identifiable by two major projects of the government, the ‘Megapolis’ Project and the ‘Bim Saviya’ project. Both these approaches of attack are supported, to use a military allegory, by a combination of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/16)

DONALD TRUMP  VICTORY FOR WORKING CLASS,  SECURES SAFETY FOR SINHALESE-HILLARY’S TAMILS REPRESENTED RICH AND DIVIDERS
BY M D P DISSANAYAKE
The shocking victory of Donald Trump brings peace of mind to Sri Lankan majority Sinhalese.  The introduction of new constitution with unitary status, introduction of foreign judges for War Tribunal, devolution of greater autonomy for Tamils in Sri Lanka, would have been far more easier with Hillary Clinton, who has now been labelled as an international Crook. We as Sinhalese can now breathe easily and hope for a greater peaceful world under the leadership of President Elect Donald Trump.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/16)

Eggs and Diabetes, to Eat or Not to Eat?
Dr Hector Perera        London
Eggs can be fully boiled or half boiled in water or better make omelettes because it taste better. Eggs are a versatile food and a great source of protein, and the American Diabetes Association considers eggs an excellent choice for people with diabetes. That’s primarily because one large egg contains about half a gram of carbohydrates, so it is thought that they aren’t going to raise your blood sugar. We know the fact, eggs are high in cholesterol and still people eat them on regular basis. One large egg contains nearly 200 mg of cholesterol, but... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/16)

INTELLIGENCE MORE IMPORTANT THAN STRENGTH
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando
The most precious things in human life come free, or to put in another form, the things people value least are those very things they get free. When these two phrases are equated together what do we get in Sri Lanka? It is the university education. What are glaring in front of our eyes at present are the symptoms of the malady, which is plague-ridden within a certain section of our young university student population. Society is divided into two schools of thought. Some are in favour, while the others are dead against. Some... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/16)

A word to all those who are Patriotically concerned about the Motherland 
Dr Sudath Gunasekara President, Mahanuwara Sinhala Bauddha Jesta Purawesiyange Sanvidhanaya  11. 9 2016
“The international community needed to intervene in the incidents taking place in the Northern Province as the government was no longer in control, Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran said. Speaking to the United Kingdom’s Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Baroness Anelay yesterday, the Chief Minister said the citizens in the province could not accept the solutions provided by the government (Wigneswaran) “Highlighting the need for an international investigation in to war crimes, Wigneswaran said they... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/16)

REJECT  proposals for a New Constitution
Global Sri Lankan Forum
REJECT the proposals for a New Constitution on the Centre-Periphery relations aimed at destroying the Democratic, socialist Republic OF SRI LANKA. The proposals now submitted by the committee of 11 members having first met in May 2016, and finally on 27th Aug. rejects the NATIONAL WILL as expressed by the Parliament by giving precedence to the Provinces at the expense of the Centre. The one and only reason flaunted by the committee is the undue advantage enjoyed by the Centre when looking at the issues from the point of view of the Periphery. They repeat... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/16)

Portion of bond scam money already sent to Singapore - GL
බැඳුම්කර සල්ලි සිංගප්පූරුවට යවනවා - කොළඹින් ඉඩම් ගන්නවා බැඳුම්කර ගනුදෙනුවෙන් උපයා ගත් මුදල් පර්පචුවල් සාමගම විසින් සිංගප්පූරුවට යැවීමට පියවර ගෙන ඇතැයි වාර්තා වූ බව හිටපු අමාත්‍ය මහචාර්ය ජී.එල් පීරිස් මහතා පවසයි. https://youtu.be/uSi-6WQ76gI... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 09/11/16)

Lanka’s day of shame
Editorial Courtesy The Island
November 8, 2016, 7:56 pm Perhaps, no other country in the world has ill-treated its disabled service and police personnel in a more shameful and despicable manner than Sri Lanka. It was with shock and dismay that we watched the police using water cannon and tear gas to disperse a protest march conducted by a group of disabled soldiers and policemen who were denied pensions because they had retired due to permanent injuries before completing the stipulated periods in service. A hunger strike had preceded their march. What those in power have apparently forgotten is that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/16)

China defends envoy’s comments over Chinese loans
Adaderana
November 8, 2016  06:13 pm     China today defended comments by its ambassador to Sri Lanka over criticism against high interest rates charged on Chinese loans to the country, saying he had only “clarified some misunderstandings and misleading remarks” on bilateral cooperation. “The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka exchanged views with friends from the media on China-Sri Lanka relations and the status quo of bilateral cooperation and clarified some misunderstandings and misleading remarks regarding China-Sri Lanka cooperation at a seminar,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said. “The candid exchange of views on relevant cooperation between China and Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/16)

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මහජන චීන රජය විසින් හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා එරට සංචාරයක යෙදන ලෙස නිල ආරාධනයක් සිදු කර තිබේ. ඒ අනුව හිටපු ජනාධිපතිවරයා මේ මස 23දා චීන සංචාරයක යෙදෙන බව ඔහුගේ ප‍්‍රකාශකයෙක් පැවසීය. මෙම සංචාරයේදී චීන රජයේ ප‍්‍රධානීන් මෙන්ම දේශපාලන පක්‍ෂ නායකයන්, එරට වෙසෙන ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන් හමුවීමටද නියමිතය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/16)

සුවසේ නිදන්න මපියාණනි
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
නිදන්න පියාණනි නිදන්න සුවසේ නිදන්න මපියාණනි ඔබ යළි කිසි දිනෙක අවදි නොවන බව මම දනිමි මම ඔබ එන තෙක් බලා සිටියෙමි එහෙත් ඔබ නාවේය ඔබ  මා හැර දමා යන්නට ගොසිනි යළි කිසි දින අප හමු නොවනු ඇත මිනී පෙට්ටියේ පියන වැසූ පසු ඔබ මට සාදාකාලික මතකයක් පමණි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

Federal experts in sub-committee: Threat to SL's unitary nature
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
PHU General Secretary and MP Udaya Gammanpila yesterday claimed there would be a risk to the unitary nature of Sri Lanka because of the intervention of federal experts in the proposed new constitution based on the resolution approved in Parliament on March 9. Mr. Gammanpila said the proposals in sub-committee report on the Central Government and Provincial Councils had proved that there was a conspiracy to include federalism in the proposed new constitution. “The government has repeatedly stressed that it would not compromise on the unitary nature of Sri Lanka. But the situation has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

Sri Lanaka’s foray into the maritime security industry Floating armoury controversy – Part I
Courtesy The Island
November 8, 2016, 7:59 pm Though much has been said and written in the past two years about the opaque operations of Avant Garde Maritime Services, most people know little or nothing of what it was all about – a classic case of a controversy creating more confusion than enlightenment. In this article, The Island staffer C. A. Chandraprema traces how Sri Lanka got drawn into the murky world of maritime security and the roles the Rajapaksa government and the private sector played in the operation. In 2006 as the war intensified, the Defence Ministry set... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

Jaffna
  https://youtu.be/BUU83s2Z1II... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

එක වදනයි.. ආබාධිත රණවිරු ප‍්‍රහාරය ගැන පස්වැනි සේනාධිනායකයා තරු පෙනෙන්න කියයි.. [Video]
ලංකා සී නිවුස්
ඊයේ දින පොලීසිය විසින් අබාධිත රණවිරුවන්ට කදුළු ගෑස් හා අධිපීඩන ජල ප‍්‍රහාරයක් එල්ල කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා අදහස් පල කරයි. කොළඹ පැවති උත්සව සභාවක් අතරතුරදී මාධ්‍යවේදීන් වෙත ඔහු මෙසේ කියා සිටියේය. https://youtu.be/8b9Vxv_WjA8... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

What Happened - Sunil Handunnetti
‘‘අද දෙරණ මොකද වුණේ“ වැඩසටහන හා සම්බන්ධ වෙමින් සුනිල් හඳුන්නෙත්ති මහතා කෝප් කමිටු වාර්තාව ගැන අදහස් පළ කළ කරයි.
https://youtu.be/17dGESm9boQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

Hold impartial inquiry on bond scam
By The Nation -
The Joint Opposition (JO) has taken up the cudgels against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe calling for his resignation on the grounds he appointed Arjun Mahendran to the post of Central Bank Governor and continued to support him even after his alleged involvement in the infamous bond scam. Resignation has been demanded because the Central Bank technically came under the purview of the Prime Minister and he had given relevant instructions to the bank with regard to the bond issue They point out that even after the bond scam... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

India scraps 500 and 1,000 rupee bank notes overnight
 Courtesy BBC
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the existing 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes will be withdrawn from the financial system overnight. The surprise move is part of a crackdown on corruption and illegal cash holdings, he said in a nationwide address on television. “Black money and corruption are the biggest obstacles in eradicating poverty,” he said. New 500 and 2,000 rupee denomination notes will be issued to replace them. The move is designed to lock out money that is unaccounted for and may have been acquired corruptly, or be being withheld from the tax authorities.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

Ukraine International Launches Scheduled Flights to Colombo
Source: Ukraine International
On Saturday, November 5, 2016, Ukraine International Airlines will start operating non-stop scheduled flights between Kiev and Colombo. The capital of Sri Lanka will become the fourth destination of the UIA long-haul route network. UIA offers passengers to take advantage of non-stop scheduled double weekly services between Kiev and Colombo. The flights will be operated throughout the year on modern Boeing 767-300 aircraft with three-class cabin configuration – Business Class, Premium Economy Class, and Economy Class. “For UIA, the launch of a new long-haul flight is a long-awaited and landmark event enabling us to provide passengers... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

Awaken oh Sri Lanka! Awaken! Thou Art Being Deflowered and Colonised (Part One)
By Gandara John
Briefing potential foreign investors in Colombo recently, RW had reportedly given an assurance to the investors that the Megapolis Zones, which the government is proposing to set up and in which they have been invited to invest, will be sanitized of Sri Lankan Law. RW had assured the investors that a new type of Courts, Primary Courts and Appeal Courts applying British Law, would replace the Sri Lankan Court Houses in these zones. The Megapolis (or Megalopolis) project of this government has been described as the setting up of a chain of Mega City States, adjacent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

Ban Polygamy in Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge 
India’s Supreme Court in February 2015 following the Government of India petitioning it has delivered its verdict completely banning polygamy in India. Although Muslim personal law permits men to have four wives, the Supreme Court of India has ruled that a Muslim’s fundamental right to practice Islam did not include practicing polygamy. The Constitution will protect the Muslim faith but not practices when all Muslims do not practice it. India has 150million Muslim. Sri Lanka has 1.6million. A parallel justice, judicial system, parallel laws cannot prevail in a country where citizens have to be treated as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

තවුහිද් ජමාන්ට කණ පැලෙන්න මොහොමඞ් සජාන් කියයි..
ලංකා සී නිවුස්
තවුහිද් ජමාන් සංවිධානය විසින් දිගින් දිගටම සිදු කරන  ජාතිවාදී ක‍්‍රියාකාරකම්වලට එරෙහිව මුස්ලිම් තරුණයෙකු වන මොහොමඞ් සජාන් විසින් දැඩි ලෙස ප‍්‍රතිචාර දක්වයි. https://youtu.be/03tRR1CDbXg... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

Aborting the hard won peace to placate the implacable – III
By Rohana R. Wasala
Continued from Saturday November 5th, 2016 Touching on the economic aspect of the current Sri Lankan problems, Draper quotes prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe as saying: “It’s a history of missed opportunities”. We are told that here Wickremasinghe was referring to the “unfulfilled economic potential of the country” during the Rajapaksa administration. He has told Draper that Rajapaksa’s agriculture-based model “purported to be populist, but wasn’t really giving anything to the people, and was really meant to consolidate family rule”. Such assertions are contrary to available evidence. Economic growth which recorded a high 6-7% during the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

Kuveni’s curse still holds sway
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Ceylon Today Publication on 7 Nov.2016 
Despite the Joint Opposition (JO) of Sri Lanka Parliament is making an enormous ruckus from the day the Value Added Tax (VAT) problem emerged from the Yahapalana Budget, and subsequently making a hue and cry on the amended (VAT) Bill to the extent of invoking the wrath of gods on the current regime by dashing coconuts at Sri Maha Kali Amman Kovil in Modara, while some of their supporters visited the famous Seenigama Devale on the South-West coast in Hikkaduwa. Seenigama Devalaya, which is dedicated to the Devol Deviyo,(god... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

“THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS   OF   1961    AND THE IMPACT ON DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS/FOREIGN POLICY DUE TO  THE RIFT BETWEEN THE CHINESE AMBASSADOR AND THE SRI LANKAN FINANCE MINISTER”
Sarath Wijesinghe - Former Ambassador to UAE and Israel
 Convention on Diplomatic Relations The convention of Diplomatic Relations was ratified on 4th April 1961 at the United Nations to streamline the powers and functions of the diplomatic missions and relations in the world family of states. Any member of the U N family, small or powerful are obliged to follow the convention based on customary international law in setting up-, functioning diplomatic missions and maintaining diplomatic relations among member states. Diplomatic Missions are set up, Ambassadors are appointed and the powers functions privileges and working procedures of the host... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

The Farce of a Fake Tigress - The author has written this book after extensive research no doubt, but unfortunately with stolen identities and stolen narratives.
by Arun Ambalavanar
The memoir penned by Niromi de Soyza calls herself a Tamil Tigress published by Allen & Unwin in Australia seems to be a fake. A critical reading of the book establishes that the author is a foreigner to the subject the Tamil Tigers and the landscape (Jaffna peninsula and the adjacent the Wanni jungles) The author writing under the pseudonym Niromi de Soyza does not reveal her true identity. She claims that she joined the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 1987 when she was barely 17 years of age and had been a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

මනෝ විද්‍යාත්මක උපදේශනය සහ මනෝ ප්‍රතිකාරය - ශ්‍රී ලාංකික සහ උතුරු ඇමරිකානු අත්දැකීම්
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
මනෝ විද්‍යාත්මක උපදේශනය වෛද්‍ය ප්‍රතිකරයේදී අවශ්‍ය කෙරෙන ඉතා වැදගත් සාධකයකි. මධ්‍යකාලීන වෛද්‍යවරයෙකු වූ අවිසෙන්නා රෝගීන් උදෙසා මුලින්ම වචනයත් දෙවනුව බෙහෙත් පැලෑටියත් තෙවැනුව ශල්‍ය සැතත් භාවිතා කරන ලෙස කීවේය. එසේම සිග්මන් ෆ්‍රොයිඩ් , කාල් යුං , ඇල්බට් එලිස්, මාටින් සෙලිග්මාන් යන මනෝ විද්‍යාඥයන් වෛද්‍ය ප්‍රතිකාරයේදී  Talking Therapy හෙවත් භාෂණ  ප්‍රතිකාරයේ වැදගත්කම අවධාරණය කරන ලදි. කෙසේ නමුත් ලංකාවේ වෛද්‍ය ප්‍රතිකාර වලදී භාෂණ ප්‍රතිකාරය / උපදේශනය යොදා ගන්නේ ඉතා අවම අයුරිනි. මෙය ඉතා ගැටළු සහගත තත්වයකි.  රෝගී සත්කාරයේ අඩුවකි.  ලංකාවේ වෛද්‍යවරයෙකු ලෙස සේවය කරන කාලයේදී දිවි නසා ගැනීමට තැත් කොට රෝහල් ගතවූ රෝගීන් බොහෝ දෙනෙකු කිසිම උපදේශනයක් නොලබන බවත් ඔවුන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

ඇහැළේපොල අදිකාරම් තුමා සෙවූ සිංහලේ අ‍‌‌භිමානය සොයාගත් වගයි
සුදර්ශන රම්බන්ඩාර ගරු ලේකම් සිංහලේ බෞද්ධ ඡන්ද පදනම
එදා බ්‍රිතාන්‍යයයන් විසින් මුරිසි දිවයිනට පිටුවහල් කළ ඇහැළේපොල අදිකාරම් තුමා සිරිත් පරිදි සවස් කාළයේ දෙඅත පිටුපසට බැඳගෙන බිමට නැමුණු හිසින් ඒ මේ අත සක්මන් කරනු දුටු රැකවලට සිටි ප්‍රංශ ජාතික සුද්දා උපහාසයට මෙන් ඇසුවේ ‘ඇයි අදිකාරම් මෙතන වැටී නැතිවූ යමක් සොයනවාද?’ යන්නය. ඊට අදිකාරම්ගේ ක්ෂණික පිළිතුර වූයේ ‘ඔව් මිත්‍රයා මම සොයන්නේ අපට නැතිවුණු සිංහලේ අභිමානයයි’ යන්නය. මේ කථාව අපට දැනගන්නට සැලැස්වූ ප්‍රංස ජාතික රැකවලාට අපි කෘතඤ විය යුතු වෙමු. කළගුණ නොදත් කපටි සුද්දා විශ්වාස කර උදව් ගැනීමට ගොස් තම දරුපවුලත්, උපන් රටත් අහිමිව අමාරුවේ වැටුණු ඇහැළේපොල අදිකාරම් තුමා සමහරු ජාති ද්‍රෝහියකු ලෙසද... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

Shell Shock and the Russian Army
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge 
The British and the French military psychologists profoundly studied the impact of combat related PTSD (Shell Shock) during the World War One. Although the Russian Army fought in the Great War facing dreadful conditions sustaining a large number of battle casualties with Shell Shock such efforts were not put into practice. However without the support of the Russian Military the Great Russian Psychologists Ivan Pavlov may have studied the impact of war on human psyche. The Russian Psychologist Vladimir   Bekhterev conducted several studies on war trauma. He saw severe emotional problems among the Russian combatants... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

The History of PTSD
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge
PTSD is a relatively newly defined disorder with an old history and historical medical literature reveal clinical symptoms similar to post traumatic stress disorder dating back to the Egyptian civilization.  In 1900 BC, an Egyptian physician eloquently described hysterical reactions of a patient after traumatic experience. These reports became one of the first medical textbooks ever when published in 1990 B.C. (Figley, C.R., 1993). PTSD Described in the Holy Bible The Book of Job in the Holy Bible is a heartbreaking story of human trauma.  Job was subjected to extreme suffering, los of material possessions... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

හොලොකෝස්ට් හෙවත් වාර්ගික සමූලඝාතනය
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග විසින් ලියන ලද Lanka Daily News පුවත් පතේ පළවූ Reflecting Holocaust ලිපියේ සිංහල අනුවාදය. පරිවර්තනය සුරංග ලියනගේ
 හොලොකෝස්ට් යනු යුරෝපයේ සියලුම යුදෙව්වන් සමූල ඝාතනය කිරීමේ උත්සාහයේ ප්‍රතිඑලයයි. වාර්ගිකත්වය පදනම් කරගත් මෙම ජන සංහාරය සැලැස්ම මගින් 1941 සිට 1945 දක්වා කාලය තුළ දරුවන් මිලියන දෙකක් සහ මිලියන පහක් වන වෙනත් අය ඇතුළුව යුදෙව්වන් මිලියන හයකට වඩා ඝාතනය කරන ලදී. හොලොකෝස්ට් ඉහළ චිත්තවේගය මත ඇතිවූ අහඹු ලෙස මෙහෙයවූ ම්ලේච්ඡත්වයක් වූයේ නැත. එය ක්‍රමාණුකූලව  සහ සූක්ෂමව වසර ගණනාවක් තුළ සැලසුම් කරන ලදී. බලෙන් සේවයේ යෙදවීමට හා ගෑස් කුටීරවලට යැවීමට සිටි ගොදුරු සඳහා නාසින් විසින් රැඳවුම් කඳවුරු ඉදි කරන ලදී. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/16)

Of that Chinaman
Editorial -The Island
November 7, 2016, 8:07 pm Chinese Ambassador in Colombo Yi Xianliang threw cautious diplomacy to the wind last week when he, addressing the media, countered a well-publicised allegation that his country had provided loans to Sri Lanka at extremely high interest rates. He may not have taken up that issue without the blessings of Beijing. Having defended his country passionately he bowled a Chinaman, which hit the government’s middle stump, so to speak; he rhetorically asked why Colombo should ask for Chinese loans if they were so expensive! Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake sought to pooh-pooh the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/16)

Freddie Mercury – The Dostoyevsky Of Rock Music
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge 
Freddie Mercury emerged as a popular singer when Elvis, Mick Jagger, Ian Gillan, John Lennon, Barry Gibb, Mike Love etc dominated the music world. When he entered the Rock Music Industry, it was not multicultural and the Anglo American media giants predominantly controlled it.  During that era,   a non-WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestants)   had no chance to become a rock star.  Although prolonged and laborious work of black American musicians like Chuck Barry, Little Richards, Ray Charles, and Quincy Jones had made some progress and opened some doors in early sixties and early seventies the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/16)

The POWs of the Eelam War
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge   
Abstract: This article discusses the psychosocial problems experienced by the POWs of the Eelam War. The Eelam War in Sri Lanka continued for nearly three decades. The rebel group that is known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam fought against the Sri Lankan armed forces. The LTTE captured a significant number of servicemen during the armed conflict and most of them were executed disregarding the Geneva Convention. The remaining POWs were handed over to the Sri Lankan Government by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Although the survived POWs are free men today a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/16)

Pathography and autopathography: The case of Nikolai Gogol (1809–1852)
By Dr. Rami Bou Khalil   and Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge 
Born in the Ukraine, Gogol published his sardonic tale ‘Diary of a Madman’ in 1834, in which he described the inner psychic conflict of the person named Axenty Poprishchin. It has been speculated that this short story contains one of the earliest descriptions of schizophrenia.1 In 1842, he wrote about pathologic hoarding in Plyushkin, a fictional Russian hoarder who appeared in his novel ‘Dead Souls’. At school, Gogol himself was called ‘mysterious dwarf’ by his peers and he lacked the ability to build and maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with them.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/16)

Secret World of US Election: Julian Assange talks to John Pilger
Whistleblower Julian Assange has given one of his most incendiary interviews ever in a John Pilger Special, courtesy of Dartmouth Films, in which he summarizes what can be gleaned from the tens of thousands of Clinton emails released by WikiLeaks this year. https://youtu.be/_sbT3_9dJY4... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 07/11/16)

ABOLITION OF EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY: IS IT WARRANTED?
W.A.De Silva Courtesy The Daily Mirror
We have experienced during the past regime of former President, that absolute power vested in Executive Presidency has caused opportunity for absolute corruption and abuse of power. As a result many critics have pointed out that abolition of Executive Presidency is absolutely necessary in the process of the formation of a new Constitution. There is no mechanism within the present Constitution to ensure the principle of Separation of powers and balance of power which is necessary for securing of adequate checks and balances among Legislatures, Executive and Judiciary in the process... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/16)

WE ARE IN A RIGHT ROYAL MESS; is there a way out?
 Gomin Dayasri Courtesy The Daily Mirror
No new faces, no innovations, no out of the box thinking, no principles – appeals not to the floating voter; the vote that changes regimes, as did the good governance kids in 2015 - more inclined to be anti establishment- to the old or new outlaws. Both sides of the divide are populated with dandies that dye their hair and retain green or blue shirts in stock, if a switch is required in an emergency. Prof. G.L. Pieris is an eminent choice for chairmanship of an emerging party as he is devoid of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/16)

National University Teachers defend China
November 6, 2016, 9:54 pm National University Teachers Association (NUTA) has appreciated China debunking allegations as regards loans it made available to Sri Lanka during the previous administration. A statement signed by Dr Channa Jayasumana for NUTA reads: "NUTA wishes to express our gratitude over the clarifications made by China’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xiangliang on 2nd November 2016 about loans and development aid during a meeting at the Chinese Embassy in Colombo. The ambassador should be congratulated for exposing the misconceptions about Chinese assistance. We as responsible academics in Sri Lanka firmly believe this would further strengthen... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 07/11/16)

Call for autonomous unit in North-East renewed GTF seeks talks on proposal though not being included in Wijenayake Report
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
November 6, 2016, 12:00 pm The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) on behalf of the Sri Lankan Tamils resident overseas has called for the creation of an ‘Autonomous Tamil Region’ (ATR) in a re-merged Northern and Eastern Province to address their grievances. The two provinces comprise eight administrative districts. The GTF has acknowledged that a consensus among Tamil and Muslim leaders is a prerequisite for creating an autonomous unit. The proposal has been included in four separate proposals dealing with contentious issue of power sharing. In addition to them, the GTF has made ten specific... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/16)

Before The Flood by Leonardo di Caprio
Full Movie | National Geographic
A Documentary on climate change meeting with scientist and people around the world, Also with Pres. Obama, Pope Francis, Kerry, al Gore, Tesla, astronaut , and amazing footage around the world from the North Pole to South America rain forest , Indonesia , India . Very touching and eye opening , and yes there is hope but we all have to do something to help change the course. I hope you will take the time for this film, 101 minutes, to bring about a better understanding , clearer picture and vision . It's for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/16)

News Line TV 1 02nd November 2016 with Rajiv
  https://youtu.be/dv2ZE7gSQb8... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 07/11/16)

නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවට එරෙහි වන අයට සිපිරිගෙය -පණත ලෑස්තියි
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්       
   යහපාලන රජය බලයට පත් වීම සහ වසර එකහමාරක කාලයක් තුළ පවත්වාගෙන යෑමේදී ජනතාව ඉදිරියේ ඇති කළ දේශපාලන මුහුණුවර පිළිබඳ නිවරදි තක්සේරුවක් කිරීමට දැන් කාලය පැමිණ ඇත.ජනාධිපතිවරයා ප්‍රකාශ කරන පරිදි ඉතා කුඩා මන්ත්‍රී සංඛ්‍යාවක් තිබූ එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයට රාජ්‍ය බලය රැගෙන දීම සහ ඉන්පසුව කරන ලද නීත්‍යානුකූල නොවන ක්‍රියා රාශියක් ගැන අත්දැකීම් මේවන විට තිබේ . පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණය දිනෙන් දින කල් යන අතර ජනතා විරෝධය යටපත් කරලීම පිණිස නොයෙකුත් හිතුවක්කාරී දේශපාලන තීරණ ක්ෂණිකව මතු වෙයි. පසුගිය මැති වරණ සමයට පෙර බැඳුම්කර සිද්දියට අදාල කෝප් වාර්තාව නිකුත් කිරීමට ප්‍රථම පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසිරුවා හැරීම මෙයට එක් නිදර්ශනයකි.එවිට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/16)

Polygamy cannot be regarded as essential part of Islam, says Indian government
Courtesy:  The Independent ( UK)
Monday 10 October 2016 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/islam-india-polyamory-multiple-wives-are-not-essential-government-says-a7353491.html The practices 'need to be considerd in the light of principles of gender justice' Indian government argues http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/islam-india-polyamory-multiple-wives-are-not-essential-government-says-a7353491.html The Indian government has petitioned the country's Supreme Court for a ban on polygamy, the practice of of having more than one wife. It has also called the practice of triple talaq "misplaced in a secular country". It allows Muslim men to divorce their wives by repeating the word "talaq," meaning "I divorce you," three times. Currently, India's constitution allows Muslims - the biggest minority religion in the country - to regulate their... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/16)

චීන තානාපතිතුමාගේ ප්‍රකාශය විශිෂ්ටයි;  දෙරටේ මිතුදම  වැඩි කරයි; එතුමාට එරෙහි ක්‍රියා මාර්ග පිළිකුල් සහිතයි:  ජාතික විශ්ව විද්‍යාල ඇදුරෝ කියති .
චීනයෙන්  ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට  ලබා දුන් ණය ආධාර පිලිබඳ සමාජයේ පැතිර තිබු මිත්‍යා මත බිද හෙලමින් පසුගිය නොවැම්බර් 2 දින ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ චීන තානාපතිතුමා සිදු කල ප්‍රකාශය ඇගයීමට ලක් කරන බවත් එය දෙරටේ මිතුදම තව දුරටත් වඩා වර්ධනයට හේතු වන බවත් පුවත්පත් නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් ජාතික විශ්ව විද්‍යාල ආචාර්ය සංගමය පවසයි. තවද එම ප්‍රකාශය පදනම් කර ගනිමින් චීන තානාපතිතුමාට එරෙහිව යම් පාර්ශවයක් පියවරක් ගන්නේනම් එය පිළිකුලෙන් යුතුව හෙළ දකින බව ද ජාතික විශ්ව විද්‍යාල ආචාර්ය සංගමයේ ලේකම් ආචාර්ය චන්න ජයසුමන  මහතාගේ  අත්සනින් නිකුත් කර ඇති පුවත්පත් නිවේදනයේ දැක්වේ.... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 06/11/16)

American Hypocrisy and Obama’s Duplicitous bureaucrats; relevance to Sri Lanka
by Rajeewa Jayaweera
November 5, 2016, 8:55 pm President Obama, in a statement issued months after entering the White House; "We’ve been through a dark and painful chapter of our history. Nothing will be gained in spending our time and energy laying blame for the past." Al-Jazeera (English Service), the Doha based 24 hour news channel recently broadcasted a documentary titled ‘Searching for Steels’ (originally broadcasted in 2013). It is a brilliant piece of investigative journalism carried out based on classified US military documents released through WikiLeaks. It narrates the untold story of how the US administration trained... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/16)

Empower PCI, demand journo bodies
Guwahati: Joining the chorus of protests by media personalities against the directives towards three channels in India, Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) and Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expressed serious concern over the development that started with the order from the Union information & broadcasting  ministry (I&B) to take Hindi news channel ‘NDTV India’ and  Assamese channel ‘News Time Assam’ off air for 24 hours on any platform throughout India with effect from 01 hours on 9 November  till 01 hrs of 10 November 2016. One more channel named  'Careworld TV' faced the directive with longer period of blackout, as it... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 06/11/16)

Ranil Wickramasinghe has no right to continue as the  Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, he should resign from his Office immediately.  
By Charles.S.Perera
Ranil Wickramasinghe should resign as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.  It is not only because of the COPE report, and his deceitful action of trying  to cover up a thief, but also for various irregularities of his very appointment as the Prime Minister and his failure to live up to the standard of  a Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Prime Ministers in democratic countries have resigned  for less damaging reasons. David Cameron of UK resigned because the people decided the country should  withdraw from the EU. In the case of Ranil Wickramasinghe the Office was offered... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/16)

2016 Presidential Election – Dear Americans
Sarath Bulathsinghala
6 Nov 2016 Dear Americans, In a few days you will be voting to elect your President. The main two contenders for the post are Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald J Trump. Hillary Clinton has long years of experience having worked in Government in various capacities. For 8 years she was the First Lady and then for another 4 year the Secretary of State. Her political history is dotted with corruption, self enrichment and self aggrandizement. It is time that you took a final look at this person for it will be too late if she is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/16)

WHY IS DR. RAJITHA SENERATNE PANIKING? IS HE A PRISONER OF HIS CONSCIENCE?
By Noor Nizam. Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener – “The Muslim Voice” – November 5t., 2016.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa told this to the electronic media and the print media in the run-up to the 2015 Presidential elections that Dr. Rajitha Seneratne was the biggest thief in the Mahinda government. The origin of the word “Panic – king” is traced back to 1595 -1605 in the Greek and French vocabulary – the meaning being: “a sudden overwhelming fear, with or without cause that produces hysterical or irrational behavior”. The recent statements made by President Maithripala Sirisena that stern action will be taken... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/16)

රනිල්ව බේරාගන්න ආණ්‌ඩුවෙන් වෙනම මෙහෙයුමක්‌ රාජිත, චම්පික, දයාසිරි පෙරමුණ අරන්
බුලිත ප්‍රදීප් කුමාර උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
කෝප් වාර්තාව එළිදැක්‌වීමත් සමඟම මහ බැංකු බැඳුම්කර මගඩියේ ඇත්ත යථාර්ථය මුළු රටටම දැන ගන්නට ලැබුණේ ඒත් සමඟම රටේ ජනමාධ්‍ය ක්‍රියාත්මක වී ඇති කරන ලද ආන්දොaලනයත් සමඟය. එක්‌ පැත්තකින් ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්‍ෂයත් අනෙක්‌ පැත්තෙන් ජනතා විමුක්‌ති පෙරමුණත් කෝප් ගනුදෙනුවලට එරෙහිව මැති සබය තුළත් කෝප් කමිටුව තුළත් රට තුළත් ගොඩනඟන ලද සටනට පන්නරයක්‌ ලැබුණේ මාධ්‍ය තුළින් ඒ සඳහා පංගුපේරුවක්‌ නොමැතිව ලබාදුන් සහයෝගය නිසාය. රාජ්‍ය නොවන මාධ්‍ය ආයතන ඉටුකළ මේ අනුපමේය මෙහෙය නිසා සමහර මාධ්‍යවලට රටේ ලොකු ලොකු දේශපාලනඥයන්ගේ උදහසට හා රැවුම් ගෙරවුම්වලට ලක්‌වන්නට වූ අන්දමද අපි පසුගිය සතියේ දැක බලා ගත්තෙමු. බැඳුම්කර ගනුදෙනුවේ චූදිතයන් ලෙස හිටපු මහ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/16)

‘Footnote group’ belittled AG
By Niranjala Ariyawansha Courtesy Ceylon Today
Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) Sunil Handunnetti says the UNP MPs on COPE belittled the Auditor General during the investigation. "I cannot understand why the government is trying to save a couple of persons at the cost of sacrificing the Auditor General and COPE unity in the process." Excerpts: ?: Are you satisfied with the COPE report on the Central Bank Bond scam? A: Yes. I am highly satisfied. It was a successful exercise getting all MPs on COPE to agree to the recommendations despite issues militating against it in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/16)

බැඳුම්කර සෙල්ලම මදිවාට  'ෆුට්‌ නෝට්‌' ලෙල්ලමක්‌
ශ්‍යාම් නුවන් ගනේවත්ත උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
පාර්ලිමේන්තු පොදු ව්‍යාපාර කාරක සභාවේ සභාපති සුනිල් හඳුන්නෙත්ති මන්ත්‍රීවරයා විසින් ඉකුත් ඔක්‌තෝබර් මස 28 දින පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කළ කෝප් වාර්තාවේ ඇති පාද සටහන් (Foot notes) ගැන පුළුල් කතිකාවක්‌ ඇතිව තිබේ. ඒ පිළිබඳව මේ ලියුම්කරු විසින් ඉකුත් ඔක්‌තෝබර් 31 දින සහ නොවැම්බර් 03 දින දිනපතා 'දිවයින'ට ලියන ලද ලිපි මගින්ද සාකච්ඡා කරන ලදී. ඒ අනුව අප මූලික වශයෙන්ම කියා සිටියේ එම පාද සටහන් බොහොමයක්‌ කිසිම පදනමක්‌ නැති පුහු බොල් තර්ක බවය. එසේම තවත් ඇතැම් පාද සටහන් අතේ පත්තු වන 'ටොම් පච' බවත් අපි කියා සිටියෙමු. ඒ අනුව එම ලිපි දෙක මගින් කෝප් වාර්තාවේ ඇති පාද... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/16)

දඬුවම් දීම සඳහා පූර්ණ බලැති ජනාධිපති කොමිසමක්‌ පත්කරන්න බැ`දුම්කරය විභාග කළ පළමු කෝප් සභාපතිඩිව් කතා කරයි
සාකච්ඡා කළේ ශ්‍යාම් නුවන් ගනේවත්ත
පාර්ලිමේන්තු පොදු ව්‍යාපාර කාරක සභාවේ හිටපු සභාපති ඩිව් ගුණසේකර මහතා විසින් පසුගිය පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී සිදුකළ බැඳුම්කර වංචාවට අදාළ කෝප් කමිටු වාර්තාව පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට සූදානමින් සිටියත් හදිසියේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවා හැරීම නිසා එය ඉටුකළ නොහැකි විය. එහෙත් වත්මන් කෝප් සභාපති සුනිල් හඳුන්නෙත්ති මන්ත්‍රීවරයාට නොයෙකුත් බලපෑම් සහ අභියෝග රැසක්‌ මධ්‍යයේ බැඳුම්කර නිකුතූන්වලට අදාළ කෝප් වාර්තාව පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට හැකි විය. මේ අලුත් කෝප් වාර්තාව ගැනත් පසුගිය කෝප් වාර්තාව සම්බන්ධ අත්දැකීම් ගැනත් අපි හිටපු කෝප් සභාපතිවරයාගෙන් ප්‍රශ්න කළෙමු. පහතින් සටහන් වන්නේ 'දිවයින ඉරිදා සංග්‍රහය' ඇසූ ප්‍රශ්නවලට ඩිව් ගුණසේකර මහතා ලබාදුන් පිළිතුරුයි. ප්‍රශ්නය (- ඔබතුමා හිටපු කෝප් සභාපතිතුමා,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/16)

යුද හමුදා බුද්ධි ප්‍රධානි බ්‍රිගේඩියර් සුරේශ් සැලේ නෙරැපුවේ ඇයි?
කීර්ති වර්ණකුලසූරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
ශ්‍රී ලංකා යුද හමුදා ඉතිහාසය තුල මේ සතියේ සිදුවූ වැදගත්ම සිද්ධිය හමුදා බුද්ධි ප්‍රධානියා වූ බ්‍රිගේඩියර් සුරේශ් සැලේ එම ධුරයෙන් ඉවත් කිරීමයි. ඔහුගේ ධුරයට බ්‍රිගේඩියර් විඡේන්ද්‍ර ගුණතිලක පත් කර ඇත. බ්‍රිගේඩියර් සුරේශ් සැලේ යනු වන්නි මෙහෙයුමේදි කොටි ජාත්‍යන්තර ජාලයට අදාළ තොරතුරු රැසක්‌ සොයාගත් විශිෂ්ට බුද්ධි නිලධාරියෙකි. එහෙත් පසුගියදා මෙරට සිවිල් සංවිධාන ක්‍රියාකාරීන් පිරිසක්‌ බ්‍රිගේඩියර් සැලේට එරෙහිව යුද්ධ ප්‍රශ්න කරමින් ඔහුව ධුරයෙන් ඉවත් කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටියේය. ප්‍රංශයේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ කොමසාරිස්‌ කාර්යාලයේ බුද්ධි නිලධාරීයා ලෙස සේවය කරන සමයේ දී බ්‍රිගේඩියර් සැලේ කොටි ජාත්‍යන්තර ජාලයේ නායක කස්‌ත්‍රොa සහ ඊළම් ඩයස්‌පෝරාව අතර සබඳතා සොයාගනු ලැබීය. ඔහු සොයාගත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/16)

ඉඩම් පොලිස්‌ මුදල් බලතල පළාත් සභාවලට විසිරවීමේ බලයත් ජනපතිගෙන් ගිලිහෙයි
මනෝඡ් අබයදීර උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
ඉඩම්, පොලිස්‌ සහ මුදල් පිළිබඳ පූර්ණ බලතල පළාත් සභා සඳහා ලබාදීමටත් පළාත් සභා විසුරුවා හැරීමේ ජනාධිපතිවරයාට දැනට ඇති බලතල සීමා කිරීමටත් නව ආණ්‌ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්‌ථාවට යෝජනා ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇත. මෙම යෝජනා ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇත්තේ නව ආණ්‌ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්‌ථාව පිළිබඳ යෝජනා ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම සඳහා පත්කළ උපකමිටු හයෙන් එකක්‌ වන මධ්‍ය පරිධිය සබඳතා පිළිබඳ උප කමිටුව විසිනි. ව්‍යවස්‌ථා කටයුතු සම්පාදන කමිටුවේ සාමාජික පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ජයම්පති වික්‍රමරත්න මහතාගේ උපදෙස්‌ මත මෙම කමිටුව ක්‍රියා කරයි. මධ්‍යම රජය, පළාත් සභා සහ ප්‍රාදේශීය ආණ්‌ඩු අතර බල අධිකාරිය බෙදීයැම පිළිබඳ නිර්දේශ ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම මෙම කමිටුව සතු වගකීමකි. එම කමිටුව මගින් නිර්දේශ කර ඇති යෝජනා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/16)

අධ්‍යාප නයටත් රටක්  විනාශ කලහැක      4
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
අංක  1,2,3  සමග  කියවන්න ඉංග්‍රීසින් විසින් ආරම්භ කරන ලද අධ්‍යාපන  ක්‍රමය  ගැන  මනා අධ්‍යයනයක්  කල   ආනන්ද කුමාරස්වාමි  ඒ ගැන  තව දුරටත්  මෙසේ කියය් .’’’’’’’ වැසියන්ගේ ඕනෑ  එපාකම්  හා  හැමවිටම  එක මග නොයන  අවශ්‍යතා ඇති  අන්‍යයනට ,  ඔවුන් කැමති අධ්‍යාපනයක්  වැසියන්ට දීමට ඉඩහැර  තිබේ . කේම්බ්‍රිජ්  විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයීය  විභාග සහ  ලන්ඩන් විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයීය  පාඩම් මාලා පදනම්  කොට ඇති  රජය පිළිගත්  අධ්‍යාපන ක්‍රමයෙහි , ඉතිහාසය , සංගීතය , චිත්‍ර ශිල්පය ,, ආගම  ආදී  ජාතික සභ්‍යත්වය පිලිබඳ  කිසිදු අංෂයකට  ඉඩක් නැත . එය භෞතික අවශ්‍යතාවනට (ධනයට ) පමණක්  තුඩු දෙය් . මෙහි ප්‍රතිඵලයක්  වශයෙන්  නිර්මාණ ශක්තිය හා ආරම්භක ශක්තිය  විනාශ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/16)

Racism, Bigotry and Support for Suicide Terrorism on National Geographic Magazine October 2016
Wick
The National Geographic Magazine published a highly derogatory and biased story by Robert Draper on Sri Lanka in its November 2016 magazine tilted Sri Lanka Fragile Peace. It is completely devoid of context and contains many misleading statements by the writer who clearly supports racism, ethnic cleansing, political assassinations and suicide terrorism by the terrorists called Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. It defames the Sri Lankan armed forces who gallantly fought the ruthless Tamil Tiger terrorists and made the ultimate sacrifice. The Sinhalese Buddhists are attacked and slandered throughout the story and the LTTE terrorists are embraced as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/16)

Can Sri Lanka Hold On To Its Fragile Peace - National Geographic Nov. 2016
Ira de Silva Canada
The Editor National Geographic Washington, D.C. U.S.A. Dear Sir: Can Sri Lanka Hold On To Its Fragile Peace - National Geographic Nov. 2016 Reference the article in the November 2016 issue of National Geographic titled "Can Sri Lanka hold on to its fragile peace" by R. Draper, the simple answer is YES. Without the post war domineering, dictatorial interference of the very countries such as the United States, Canada, Britain, the European Union and Australia that supported the Tamil terrorist movement politically and helped their citizens fund Tamil terrorism in Sri Lanka, the country can... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/16)

Clinton foundation admits receiving $1mn donation from Qatar that it previously hid
RT
On the heels of damning WikiLeaks revelations, the Clinton Foundation has confirmed allegations that it received a $1 million ‘gift’ from Qatar without telling the State Department, breaking a signed agreement requiring it to reveal all foreign donations. The payment, which was first revealed in an email exchange with Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta a month ago, has just been officially confirmed by the Foundation. The check was reportedly a gift to former President Bill Clinton in 2011 for his 65h birthday. A meeting was to take place between him and Qatari officials at some point, according... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/16)

Sri Lankan Tamils to break over 1000 coconuts, light candles to bless Hillary Clinton
Posted by Yashaswani Sehrawat
Sri Lankan Tamils will be breaking over 1,000 coconuts and lighting as many candles in Jaffna on November 8 to bless Hillary Clinton ahead of the US Presidential elections.... -Full Story-
(indiatoday.intoday.in - 06/11/16)

Chinese Ambassador’s statement on loans and development projects
Chinese Ambassador’s statement on loans and development projects ණය සහ සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘති පිලිබඳ චීන තානාපතිගේ ප්‍රකාශය.
https://youtu.be/_PODngZUUVU... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/16)

Officers don’t get promoted if Rajapaksas don’t visit FCID - Namal
Officers don’t get promoted if Rajapaksas don’t visit FCID - Namal නාමල්ව මුල්‍ය අපරාධ විමර්ශන කොට්ඨාශයට කැදවයි.
https://youtu.be/GQCU051dF6E... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/16)

Governor of Northern Province speaks out on criminal gang in Jaffna
Governor of Northern Province speaks out on criminal gang in Jaffna උතුරේ නායකයන් දකුණ ගැනත් හිතන්න ඕනි
https://youtu.be/_FDbDCzyZK8... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/16)

Keheliya claims millions spent on campaign to white wash PM
Keheliya claims millions spent on campaign to white wash PM රනිල්ව පුම්බන්න අලුත් පත්තරයක් ගහන්න හදනවා..
https://youtu.be/12o1DlVpaFk... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/16)

Health Benefits of Beetroot
Courtesy The Island
Beetroot is a plant which comes from the same family as sugar beets which are the raw material for producing sugar. However, when compared to their cousin, the beet root is completely different in its nutritional composition as well as taste and colour. Beetroot is a vegetable that has a very dark red colour. More often than not, it is used in salads to add a bit of exotic colour to the plate. Beetroot juice has also become quite popular, mostly because of the many health benefits of this vegetable which is also described as a power food. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/16)

Democracy in an age of anxiety
According to The Economist Intelligence Unit's latest Democracy Index one of the biggest threats to democracy is the anxious mood of our times
Sri Lanka is placed 69th in the ranking of democracies falling within the category of Flawed Democracies like India at No. 35 and Japan at No. 23 According to The Economist Intelligence Unit's latest Democracy Index the US has dropped to 20th on the Economist Intelligence Unit's ranking of democracies – down three places since 2007, it's now tucked in below Uruguay. The fearful era in which we live is not conducive to defending democratic standards or extending democracy's reach... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/16)

Empower PCI: JFA on NDTV India issue
By Our Correspondent
Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses concern over the recent directive from the Union information & broadcasting  ministry to take Hindi news channel ‘NDTV India’ off air for 24 hours with effect from 01 hours on 9 November  till 01 hrs of 10 November 2016. The directive came after an inter-ministerial committee set-up by the I&B ministry found the news channel violating the programme code set under the Cable Television Networks (Amendment) Rules, 2015. According to the committee’s observation, the NDTV India in a live telecast had revealed  the crucial and strategically sensitive information when the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/16)

Aborting the hard won peace to placate the implacable – II
By Rohana R. Wasala
Continued from Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 Samantha Power, the US Ambassador to the UN, Draper reminds the reader, praised President Sirisena for the government’s ‘extraordinary progress’ in working towards ‘a durable peace, an accountable democracy, a new relationship with the outside world, and expanded opportunities for all’. Actually, Power’s alleged observation is only hollow-ringing diplomatic rhetoric. However, she was not all wrong. The president was associated with the really extraordinary progress made towards achieving durable peace, restoring democracy to those who had been denied it under terrorism,  expanded opportunities for all , and  effective... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/16)

RESPONSE TO FORMER PRESIDENT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA’S STATEMENT ON MUSLIMS AND TAMILS TALKING TO THE “JOINT OPPOSITION”.
By Noor Nizam, Convener – “The Muslim Voice”. November 4th., 2016.
The late T.B. Jaya said that “the Muslims should not put all their eggs in one basket”. Will the Muslims do this now?, Insha Allah. It was reported in the popular Tamil website for Muslims – the www.jaffnamuslims.com that, at a meeting held this week at the residence of MP Prasana Ranathunge situated in Udugampola in the Gampha district, the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa had made a statement to the effect that the Tamils and the Muslims are talking to the “Joint Opposition Group” to extend their support in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/16)

ACTC - ITAK – TULF - TNA – LTTE – LTTE Fronts & India are all demanding the same – A Separate Tamil Nation
Shenali D Waduge
The aims and objectives of All Ceylon Tamil Congress, ITAK in 1949, the TULF & the Vaddukoddai Resolution of 1976, formation of LTTE in the same year/month, demands of LTTE in Thimpu Principles/ISGA solution and India’s Indo-Lanka Accord and 13th amendment have strikingly similar demands. Taken together these highlight a very concerted effort with foreign support to divide an island nation using an ethnic group as bait for the political aspirations of a handful of elite caste/class whose gameplan fits well with the geopolitical desires of parties/countries and organizations that have propped the players over the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/16)

Bond scams: MR holds entire govt. responsible
by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
November 4, 2016, 9:56 pm Former President and Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that the ruling UNP-SLFP coalition leaders including President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should take the responsibility for Central Bank bond scams. Rajapaksa says action should be taken against all those accused of mega fraud running into billions of rupees. The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and the Financial Crimes Investigating Division (FCID) will not investigate members of thecurrent administration. Addressing a gathering at UPFA MP Prasanna Ranatunga’s Udugampola residence, the former President vehemently denied government accusations that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/16)

ජාත්‍යන්තර ඊළාම් ඩයස්‌පෝරාවට එරෙහිව ක්‍රීයා කළ යුද හමුදා බුද්ධි ප්‍රධානියා
-කීර්ති වර්ණකුලසූරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
මේ අතර ඊයේ (03දා) මැදපෙරදිගින් ප්‍රකාශයට ඇරෑබ් නිවුස්‌ පුවත්පත පැවසුවේ යාපනයේ සිදුවූ ක්‍රියාදාමයන් නිසා හමුදා බුද්ධි ප්‍රධානියාව ධුරයෙන් ඉවත් කර ඇති බවයි. උතුරේ අස්‌ථාවර තත්ත්වයක්‌ ඇති කිරීමට මොහු ක්‍රියාකරන බවට සිවිල් සංවිධාන විසින් පැමිණිලිකර තිබූ බවද එම පුවත්පත වැඩිදුරටත් හෙළි කළේය. ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ යුද හමුදාවේ බුද්ධි සේවා ප්‍රධානියා ලෙස කටයුතු කළ බ්‍රිගේඩියර් සුරේෂ් සාලේ පෙරේදා (02 දා) සිට එම ධුරයෙන් ඉවත් කෙරුණි. ඔහුගේ ධුරයට බ්‍රිගේඩියර් විඡේන්ද්‍ර ගුණතිලක පත්කරනු ලැබීය. බ්‍රිගේඩියර් සැලේ ඉවත්ව යැම සම්බන්ධයෙන් අපමණ සතුටට පත්වූයේ ඊළාම් ඩයස්‌පෝරාවයි. ඊට හේතු පාදක වූ ප්‍රධාන කරුණ වූයේ ඊළාම් ඩයස්‌පෝරාව සහ වන්නියේ කොටි ජාත්‍යන්තර ජාලයේ ප්‍රධානී මනිවන්නන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/16)

යහපාලනය නමින් ජනතාවට පුන්නක්කු කැවීම
තේජා ගොඩකන්දෙආරච්චි
ඔක්තෝබර් මස 28 වනදා කෝප් කමිටු වාර්තාවත් එලි දුටුවේය. පාර්ලිමේන්තුව පමනක් නොව මුලු රටම කඩිගුලක් සේ අැවිස්සින. බහුතරයකගේ අදහස වූයේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා ඉල්ලා අස්විය යුතු බවය. කෝප් කමිටු වාර්තාව මගින් හෙලිදරව් වූ මහ බැංකු බැඳුම්කර වංචාවට හිටපු මහ බැංකු අධිපති අර්ජුන් මහේන්ද්‍රන් ඍජුවම සම්බන්ධ බවත්, ඔහුට බැඳුම්කර නිකුත් කිරීම සඳහා වෙන්දේසි ක්‍රමය යොදා ගැනීමට උපදෙස් දී ඇත්තේ අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ බැවින් මේ පිලිබඳ වගකීම අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයාද සමව භාර ගත යුතු බවත් බොහෝ දෙනාගේ අදහස විය. ඔක්. 28 වනදා මේ කතාව පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ කියැවෙත්දී ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂයේ බාධා කිරීම් මැද අගමැතිවරයා පැවසූ වචන වලින් කිහිපයකි මේ. ''ජනාධිපති මෙෙත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මැතිතුමාගේ යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුවකට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/16)

නරින්ට කුකුල්ලූ බාර දුන්නා කිවුවේ ඉස්සර.. දැන් කියන්නේ ‘රනිල්ට මහ බැංකුව බාර දුන්නා වගේ’ කියලා..
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ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජයට ක්‍ෂණිකව රුපියල් කෝටි 5585ක පාඩුවක් සිදු කරමින් මහදවල් සිදු කළ මහ බැංකු බැඳුම්කර හොරකමේ මහ මොලකරු අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ බව අද වන විට රට හමුවේ ඔප්පු වී අවසන් බවත් ඔහු ධුරයෙන් ඉල්ලා අස් නොවන්නේ නම් ඊට එරෙහිව ජනතාව සමඟ පාරට බැසීමට ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්‍ෂය සූදානම් බවත් ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණේ නායක, පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා අවධාරණය කළේය. ඔහු මේ බව පැවසුවේ බොරැල්ල එන්. එම්. පෙරේරා මධ්‍යස්ථානයේදී පැවැති ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂයේ මාධ්‍ය හමුවේදීය. එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා මෙසේ ද සඳහන් කළේය. “නරියාට කුකුල්ලු බාර දුන්නා වගේ’ කියන කියන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/16)

THE IDIOCIES IN THE SRI LANKA CONSTITUTION, 3:  DIRECTIVE PRINCIPLES OF STATE POLICY
DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA
In this installment, I focus on Chapter VI of the constitution, Directive Principles of State Policy.  I shall briefly explain what they are, and what in my view is wrong with them legally as well as practically. WHAT ARE DIRECTIVE PRINCIPLES? Directive principles are principles intended to guide the State when making policy.  Here are some examples: ‘[Article]   27(2):   The State is pledged to establish in Sri Lanka a democratic socialist society, the objectives of which include: The full realization of the fundamental rights and freedoms of all persons; The promotion of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/16)

Legacy of Western Capitalism & Liberal-Secular Value System
Shenali Waduge
  History is generally written by the victors therefore after over 500 years of colonial rule there is not much that gets said about the greatness of civilizations that existed before the Age of Discovery and the Papal Bulls that ordered Christian/Catholic explorers to invade, occupy and plunder nations and declare them Christian even if they were inhabited. Not much gets said or written or enters school curriculum about the societies in these ancient civilizations, their inventions, the role that women held, that there were no jails, no police, no UN, no monitors, no peacekeepers because people... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/16)

Final rites with full state honours for Pandit Amaradeva
The mortal remains of Pandit Amaradeva will lie at the Independence Square from 10 a.m tomorrow (Friday) till 3 p.m. on Saturday, for the public to pay their last respects. Final rites will be conducted with full state honours on Saturday. A week of mourning has also been declared for the veteran vocalist, violinist and composer, who passed away this morning. Visharada Pundit Amaradeva: Heaven-St(r) uck or In-stream?
 November 9, 2008 (Prof. Suwanda H. J. Sugunasiri, Founder, Nalanda College of Buddhist Studies, writing from Toronto, Canada)
That Visharada Amaradeva has ignited a latent rasa bhaava of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/16)

Corruption allegations are Sri Lanka’s problem - China
by Zacki Jabbar Courtesy The Island
The Chinese Ambassador in Colombo, Yi Xianliang, addressing a group of journalists at his Embassy premises on Tuesday night said that he did not think the accusations were true, but if proved correct, his government would take stern action against the offenders
November 3, 2016, 10:10 pm China says allegations that some of its companies had resorted to bribery and corruption to obtain business contracts in Sri Lanka was not its problem. The Chinese Ambassador in Colombo, Yi Xianliang, addressing a group of journalists at his Embassy premises on Tuesday night said that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/16)

President Sirisena (2016) confronts Commissioner Colebrooke (1832)
Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D.
Colebrooke: Moses of Ceylon? President Sirisena is on record as the first state leader (or politician) ever, to publicly point out the artificial and arbitrary nature of the division of the island of Sinhale (Ceylon) into nine provinces by the foreign white master. If the country had dedicated political leaders with wisdom (vision), one of the first things they would have done after 1948, was to re-demarcate the island’s provinces and districts taking into consideration its agro-economy, ecology and geography.  A look at the administrative unit map of the island prior to British occupation should have... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/16)

බැඳුම්කර මහ හොරු රකින 'ෆුට්‌ නෝට්‌' කල්ලියේ බොල් තර්ක
- ශ්‍යාම් නුවන් ගනේවත්ත
කෝප් වාර්තාවට එජාප මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් ඉදිරිපත් කළ අනෙකුත් පාද සටහන් වල ඇත්ත තත්ත්වයද අපි ඉදිරි ලිපි මගින් අනාවරණය කරමු. එම පාද සටහන් තුන බිඳවැටුණු පසු අනෙකුත් පාද සටහන් බොහොමයක්‌ම පදනමක්‌ නැති බොල් තර්ක බවට පත්වේ. අදාළ කෝප් වාර්තාවේ 15 වන පිටුවේ, 2008.01.07 දිනැති මහ බැංකුවේ මුදල් මණ්‌ඩල පත්‍රිකාව මගින් 2008 වසරේදී සෘජු ක්‍රමය මගින් (භාණ්‌ඩාගාර බැඳුම්කර නිකුත් කරන ක්‍රමය) අරමුදල් අවශ්‍යතා සපුරා ගැනීමට තීරණ කර තිබුණු බව සඳහන්ව ඇති අතර ඊට පළමු පාද සටහන එක්‌ කර ඇති එජාප මන්ත්‍රීවරු කියන්නේ එසේ සෘජු ක්‍රමය මගින් අරමුදල් අවශ්‍යතා සපුරා ගැනීමට තීරණය කර තිබුණේ මාස තුනක කාලයකට බවය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/16)

Joint Opposition  delighted by Chinese envoy disproving UNP accusations Higher interest rates
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
November 3, 2016, 10:04 pm The Joint Opposition yesterday thanked China for publicly countering lies propagated by the UNP- led government as regards loans received by the Rajapaksa administration. Top JO spokesmen former External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris and MP Bandula Gunawardena said that China had set the record straight. Recollecting the dirty UNP campaign in the run up to two national level polls in January and August 2015, Prof. Peiris said that some had gone to the extent of alleging that corruption in Sri Lanka couldn’t be tackled unless Chinese... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/16)

Fiscal challenges ahead of Budget 2017
By Prof. Sirimevan Colombage Courtesy The Island
November 3, 2016, 9:51 pm The forthcoming Budget 2017 is to be presented in the midst of many macroeconomic vulnerabilities manifested by persistent fiscal deficits. Revenue generation is constrained by the limitations in mobilizing direct taxes which have led to a continuous rise in the indirect tax burden making the tax system more regressive hurting the poor and further widening income inequality. Meanwhile, the slowing down of GDP growth inhibits any autonomous increase in revenue collection. The debt stock continues to rise reflecting a high level of fiscal sustainability risks in the medium... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/16)

Loss due to Feb. 27 bond scam exceeds Rs. 125 bn – Joint Opposition
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
November 3, 2016, 12:00 pm The Joint Opposition yesterday acknowledged that none of those who had faced serious accusations during the previous SLFP-led PA and UPFA administrations had given up portfolios and positions temporarily to facilitate investigations. Asked by The Island whether those in the Joint Opposition had practised what they preached now, top JO spokesmen Prof. G. L. Peiris and MP Bandula Gunawardena said the Central Bank bond scam couldn’t be compared with any other case examined by parliamentary watchdog committees, COPE (Committee on Public Enterprises) and PAC (Public Accounts Committee). Gunawardena insisted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/16)

Greece Bonds – the reality
By Ajith Nivard Cabraal Former Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka
November 3, 2016, 9:57 pm In terms of Section 66 (1) of the Monetary Law Act, the Monetary Board is responsible for the management of the international reserves. In keeping with such authority and responsibility, the Monetary Board has approved Foreign Exchange Reserve Management Guidelines to empower and guide the officials of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) to manage the international reserves. The decision making structure and process is described in the Guidelines which set out, inter alia, that the Governor has been delegated the authority... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/16)

UNHRC and EU are silent on hate crimes against Chinese immigrants in France
A killing in Paris: Why French Chinese are in uproar
By Kevin PonniahBBC News, Paris
Image copyrightAFP Image captionChinese communities in France say they are sick of being targeted with violence David Liu, a Chinese Frenchman, says he walks around Paris with "fear in his chest". The 22-year-old student was assaulted and robbed by a gang of youths in a side street when he was in primary school. It was a long time ago, but he still crosses the road if a large group of people are coming his way. After all, everyone in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/16)

Minister Daya Gamage invites Iranian investors to invest in Sri Lanka ඇමති දයා ගමගේගෙන් ඉරාන ආයෝජකයින්ට ඇරයුමක්
Media Secretary to the Minister of Primary Industries ගරු අමාත්‍යතුමන්ගේ මාධ්‍ය ලේකම්ගරු අමාත්‍යතුමන්ගේ මාධ්‍ය ලේකම්
Minister of Primary Industries Daya Gamage said on Wednesday that direct trade between the two countries can be more beneficial for both nations. Minister Gamage made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian Deputy Minister of Agricultural Jihad for Commercial and Agricultural Industries Ali-Akbar Mehr-fard in Tehran, Iran on Wednesday (Nov. 2nd). In the meeting, Minister Gamage underlined development of cooperation in the field of agriculture & oil and said technology level in Iran is high and Sri Lanka can use the technologies in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/16)

Interview with CBK in November 2003 - after taking over the 3 key portfolios from UNP
Talking Heads with Chandrika Kumaratunga (Aired November 2003)
https://youtu.be/PjvR8BNopDo   https://youtu.be/oy-bkhZVfQk... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/16)

ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකාරණයේ හදවත කම්පනය කළ ගල් අඟුරු ටෙන්ඩරය  ‘සුවිස් සිංගප්පුරු සමාගමට‘ පුදයි. යහපාලන රජයේ දෙවන දුෂිත ගනුදෙනුව විගණන වාර්තාව ලබන සතියේ.  ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ විභාගය 16 දා. 
රජිත් කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් උපදේශක  - දුෂණ විරෝධී පෙරමුණ
 නොරච්චෝල විදුලි බලගාරය සදහා ගල් අඟුරු මිලදී ගැනීමට සදහා කැදවා තිබූ කුප්‍රකට ‘ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයේ හදවත කම්පනය‘ කළ ටෙන්ඩරය නැවත අදාළ සමාගම වෙතම ලබා දෙන ලෙස කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය තීරණය කොට ඇත. ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණය විසින් විභාගයට ගැණුනු නඩු අංක  SCFR394/2015 යටතේ අගවිනිසුරුවරයා ප්‍රමුඛ ත්‍රීපුද්ගල හ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ විනිශ්චය මණ්ඩලය මෙම නඩුව මහජන මුදල් සම්බන්ධයෙන් වන නිරීක්ෂණයක් ලෙස සදහන් කළේ ‘ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයේ හදවත කම්පා කළ බව‘ ය. ස්විස් සිංගප්පූර් සමාගමට ටෙන්ඩරය පිරිනැමීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ප්‍රසම්පාදන කමිටුව කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය නොමග යවා ඇති බව නඩු තීන්දුවේ දැක්වේ.  එසේ තිබිය දී,  වත්මන් ගල් අඟුරු වෙළෙදපොලේ මිලට වඩා 11%ක් වැඩිපුර මිලකට නොරච්චෝල වෙත ගල් අගුරු මිලදී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/16)

ෆුට් නෝට් කිසිවකට මා එකග නෑ.. ‘ෆුට්නෝට් පිල’ සුනේ සුන් කරමින් විගණකාධිපති නිශ්චිත ප‍්‍රශ්ණ තුනක් අසයි..
 lanka C news | ලංකා සී නිවුස්
මහ බැංකුවේ බැඳුම්කර මගඩිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් කෝප් කමිටුවට තමන් විසින් ඉදිරිප්ත කල විගණකාධිපති වාර්තාවේ ඇති කිසිදු කරුණක් වෙනස් කිරීමට සදහා තමන් කිසිසේත්ම එකග නොවූ බව විගණකාධිපති ගාමිණි විජේසිංහ මහතා දැඩිය අවධාරණය කර සිටී. කෝප් වාර්තාවේ පාද සටහන් සම්බන්ධයෙන් තමන් දැරු මතයේ කිසිදු වෙනසක් නැතැයිද පවසන ඔහු කිසිදු පාද සටහනකට තමන්ගේ අනුමැතිය නැති බවත් එම පාදසටහන් යොදාගෙන කර ඇත්තේ විගණකාධිපති වාර්තාව වෙනස් කිරීම බවද පවසයි. ‘වසර තිහක බැදුම්කරයක් නිකුත් කලේ කුමක් නිසාද, ඒ මොහොතේ තිබූ පොලි අනුපාතය ඉහද දමා අදාල බැදුම්කරය නිකුත් කලේ මන්ද’ ආදී බොහෝ ප‍්‍රශ්නවලට අද වන තෙක් පිලිතුරු ලැබී නැතැයිද... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/16)

ගජ බින්න මාට්ටුයි.. බැඳුම්කර මගඩිය ගැන පාච රණවක එදා කී කතාව සහ අද කියන කතාව වීඩියෝ සහිතව පෙන්වයි..
lanka C news | ලංකා සී නිවුස්
ඒකාබද්ද විපක්‍ෂය විසින් කොළඹදී පැවැත්වූ මාධ්‍ය හමුවේදී පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී උදය ගම්මන්පිල මහතා මෙසේ අදහස් පල කලේය. බැඳුම්කර මගඩිය ගැන පාච එදා කී කතාව සහ අද කියන කතාව පසුගිය සදුදා උදෑසන මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් පවත්වලා මෙම බැදුම්කර මගඩියේ වගකීම භාරගෙන අගමැතිතුමා ඉල්ලා අස්විය යුතුයි කියලා. මම ප්‍රකාශ කරාම එදා හවස මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් කැදවන ගරු පා ච රණවක ඇමතිතුමන් අගමැතිතුමා මේ හොරකමට සම්බන්ධ නෑ. එතුමා ප්‍රතිපත්තිමය උපදෙසක් පමණයි ලබා දීලා තියෙන්නේ. ඒ නිසා එතුමා ඉල්ලා අස්විය යුතු නෑ කියලා කියනවා. මම කැමතියි ගරු පා ච රණවක ඇමතිතුමන්වම උපුටා දක්වමින් අගමැතිතුමා ඉල්ලා අස්විය යුත්තේ ඇයි කියලා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/16)

මරදාන දුම්රිය ඉඩම් පවරා ගැනීම වහා අත්හිටුවන ලෙස ඉල්ලීම
All Ceylon Railway Employees' General Union 
ගරු ප‍්‍රවාහන හා සිවිල් ගුවන්සේවා අමාත්‍ය, නිමල් සිරිපාල ද සිල්වා මැතිතුමා, ප‍්‍රවාහන හා සිවිල් ගුවන්සේවා අමාත්‍යාංශය, සෙත්සිරිපාය, බත්තරමුල්ල. මරදාන දුම්රිය ඉඩම් පවරා ගැනීම වහා අත්හිටුවන ලෙස ඉල්ලීම - CGR - 2016.11.03 දුම්රිය දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ කර්මාන්තශාලා කිහිපයක් හා ගොඩනැගිලි නඩත්තු අංශ පිහිටා ඇති මරදාන දුම්රිය භූමිය කිසිදු දුම්රිය බලධාරියකුගේ අවසරයකින් තොරව කොළඹ නාගරික සංවර්ධන අධිකාරිය විසින් මැනුම් කටයුතු සිදුකර ඇත. දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ රාජකාරී අවශ්‍යතාවලට බාධාවන අයුරින් මෙම ඉඩම් පවරා ගැනීමට කොළඹ නාගරික සංවර්ධන අධිකාරිය කටයුතු කිරීම බරපතල ප‍්‍රශ්ණයක් බවට පත්ව ඇත. කිහිප අවස්ථාවකම බලහත්කාරයෙන් මෙම ඉඩම් මැනීමට නාගරික සංවර්ධන අධිකාරීයට අයත් මිනුම්දෝරු මහතුන් පිරිසක් ගෙන ඇති උත්සාහයන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/16)

COPE REPORT - Accepting Accountability: Men of Integrity Resigns
Shenali Waduge
An accessory is a person who assists in the commission of a crime, but who does not actually participate in the crime. Guilt by association or you are known by the company you keep makes a person guilty by their association with known wrongdoers. Complicity is the act of helping or encouraging another individual to commit a crime. It is also commonly referred to as aiding and abetting. One who is complicit is said to be an accomplice. But, even though an accomplice does not actually commit the crime, his or her actions helped someone in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/16)

Providing Security Services on Outsourced Basis 2016 for the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada
2 November 1016 Rt. Hon. Maithripala Sirisena President of Sri Lanka President’s Secretariat Colombo 1, Sri Lanka. Attn:  Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Dear Mr. President: Re: Providing Security Services on Outsourced Basis 2016 for the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. On 08.09.2016, your Minister of Finance, Ravi Karunanayake has sought a favour (cronyism) for his friend Minister of Regional Development, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka from Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy, Governor of the Central Bank, in a letter written on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/16)

Signs of desperation
Editorail Courtesy The Island
November 2, 2016, 8:02 pm The UNP MPs who made a futile attempt to dilute the COPE (Committee on Public Enterprises) report on the Treasury bond scams have sought to question the eligibility of the Auditor General’s Department to investigate the frauds at issue and put out a report thereon. They have blown, out of proportion, some limitations Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe has mentioned in the report as regards the investigation in question. (What they have left unsaid is that he has compared his department’s expertise etc with those of the Central Bank.) Real professionals make... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/16)

Chinese envoy says SL is ‘unfair’ to term Chinese loans as expensive
Adaderana November 2, 2016  10:26 am
 China’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Yi Xianliang, on Tuesday, said it was unfair for Sri Lanka to term loans given by China’s EXIM Bank as ‘expensive’ and questioned the government as to why it had sought fresh loans from China if the interest rates were ‘too high’. “I have noted that some media and ministers have termed these loans as expensive. As you know we maintain a regular interest rate of 2 percent, not only for Sri Lanka,” “I have already spoken to Ravi Karunanayake, Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister. I know he has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/16)

 KILLING OF UNDERGRADS : A REPLY TO UNIVERSITY TEACHERS
Gamini Gunawardane 
I refer to the letter by a group of University dons under the title “Killing of Undergrads Must be Condemned” that appeared in ‘The Island” of 29th October. Death is undoubtedly sad occurrence. But it does happen. When it occurs due to police shooting, it is really serious. When the victims happen to be young students it certainly is a matter for serious concern and general condemnation is natural. Hence the consternation is understandable. For this reason, the police establishment has acted swiftly, had the culprits arrested and remanded and moved the CID to investigate before the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/16)

How Putin Derailed the West
By Mike Whitney Courtesy Information Clearing House
“Nation state as a fundamental unit of man’s organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force: International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation-state.” — Zbigniew Brzezinski, “Between Two Ages: The Technetronic Era”, 1971 “I’m going to continue to push for a no-fly zone and safe havens within Syria….not only to help protect the Syrians and prevent the constant outflow of refugees, but to gain some leverage on both the Syrian government and the Russians.” — Former... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/16)

CRIMINALITY WITHIN SOCIETIES
By Dr. Tilak S Fernando
 Criminality is classified as violation of laws of a State. It means malfeasance, immorality and corruption and the tentacles of criminality have spread on a global scale. At present, to such an extent, that no single country is free of delinquencies. Law breaking is generally grouped into two segments - felonious and minor crimes. Exceptions to the rule are granted on the grounds of duress, insanity, intoxication and minor misdeeds. Punishment for all felonies may include imprisonment, probation, whipping and even the death penalty in certain societies. In terms of criminality, prostitution is also... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/16)

JO organises countrywide protests to demand Premier’s resignation
by Dasun Edirisinghe Courtesy The Island
November 2, 2016, 9:42 pm The Joint Opposition (JO) says it will hold countrywide protests, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for appointing Arjuna Mahendran to the post of Central Bank Governor as the latter has been found to be responsible for the bond scams by the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises. Addressing the media at Dr. N. M. Perera Centre in Borella, JO leader Dinesh Gunawardena said yesterday for the first time in the history of the Central Bank coming under the purview of the PM and he had appointed a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/16)

Health Minister of Sri Lanka Rajitha Senaratne says Smoking beedi may pose less health risks than cigarettes despite scientific evidence to prove beedis are the worst.
Lankaweb Health
Apparently in an attempt to deter public opinion against sudden increase in beedi smokers following tax increase of cigarette, Sri Lankan health minister has taken an unsubstantiated step by declaring beedis may pose less health risks than cigarettes even though there are ample scientific evidence to prove otherwise. The observation was made at a press conference held in Colombo this afternoon (02). He pointed out that smoking beedi may pose less health risks when it compared to cigarettes. He went onto say that cigarette smoke contains some 22 key chemicals and other toxins while beedi only contains around... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/16)

චීනය කට අරී.. කොළඹ චීන තානාපති දෙස් විදෙස් මාධ්‍ය කැදවා යහපාලනයේ පතුරු අරී..
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කොළඹ ගාළු මුවදොර ඉදරියේ චීන රජය විසින් ඉදිකරමින් සිටි වරාය නගර ව්‍යාපෘතිය නව රජය බලයට ආ කාලයේ නවතා දැමීම නිසා ශ‍්‍රී ලාංකිකයන් 5,000කට පමණ රැකියා අවස්ථාවන් අහිමි වූ බවත් එම වගකීම බාර ගන්නේ කවුදැයි කිව යුතු බවත් ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ චීන තානාපති යී ෂියෑන්ලින්ග් මහතා කොලඹ පැවති මෙරට චීන තානාපති කාර්යාලයේදී පැවති මාධ්‍ය වැඩමුළුවක් අමතමින් කියා සිටියේය. මේ වන විට වරාය නගර ව්‍යාපෘතිය ආපසු ආරම්භ කර තිබුණද නවතා තිබුනු කාලයේදී දිනකට ඩොලර් මිලියනයක පමණ අලාභයක් තම රටට සිදු වූ බවද ඔහු සදහන් කලේය. තව දුරටත් අදහස් පල කරමින් චීන තානාපතිවරයා කියා සිටියේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/16)

Arjuna Mahendran has been used as cat’s paw - Peiris
Adaderana
November 1, 2016  02:22 pm  Former CBSL Governor Arjuna Mahendran should be arrested upon his arrival to Sri Lanka at the airport, the Joint Opposition urged. The observation was made by MP Bandula Gunawardena at a press conference held in Colombo this afternoon (01). “The Government has suffered a loss of nearly Rs.1000 billion due to the Treasury bond scam, however this has not been mentioned in the COPE report,” he pointed out. Gunawardena also urged the President to appoint an experts committee to probe the matter. He also went on to say that steps should be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/16)

ශ්‍රී පාදය අසළ ඉඩමේ අරාබීන්ට හෝටල් හදන්න දුන්නේ යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුවෙනුයි. මෙන්න සාක්ෂි!
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[1]. ශ්‍රී පාදය අසළ අරාබීන් හදන්න යන හෝටලයක් ගැන පසුගිය කාලයේ ආණ්ඩුවේ මඩ කරුවන් බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ නම සම්බන්ධ කරගනිමින් විශාල ඝෝෂාවක් කළෝය. එසේ කළේ වැට් 15% කිරීම සහ සහ මහා බැඳුම්කර හොරකම යටපත් කිරීමට බව අප පෙන්වා දුන්නෙමු. [2]. නමුත් එම ඉඩමේ හෝටල් හදන්න දුන්නේ වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුවෙන්ම බවට මේ වන විට සාක්ෂි ලැබී තිබේ. හිරු රූපවාහිනියේ විකාශය වූ පහත වීඩියෝවේ අදාල පළාත් පාලන ආයතනයේ ලේකම් වරයා පවසන්නේ කුමක්දැයි හොඳින් අසන්න. “සමාගම විසින් විධිමත්ව ඉල්ලීමක් කළා නිවාඩු නිකේතනයක් ඉදිකිරීම සඳහා. ඒ නිසා ඒ නිවාඩු නිකේතනය ඉදි කිරීමට අදාලව පළාත් පාලන ආයතනයක් විදිහට අනෙකුත් ආයතන වලත් නිර්දේශ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/16)

රටේ ඉඩම් මංකොල්ලයට ඇමැති ෆයිසර් හා පවුලේ උදවිය සම්බන්ධයි - ගලගොඩඅත්තේ හිමියන්ගෙන් චෝදනා
සිරිමන්ත රත්නසේකර උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
රට තුළ සිදුවන මහා ඉඩම් මංකොල්ලයට පළාත් සභා සහ පළාත් පාලන ඇමැති ෆයිසර් මුස්‌තාපා මහතා සහ ඔහුගේ පවුලේ උදවිය සම්බන්ධ බවට බොදු බල සේනා සංවිධානයේ මහලේකම් රාජකීය පණ්‌ඩිත ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥනසාර හිමියෝ ඊයේ (01 වැනිදා) චෝදනා කර සිටියහ. එහෙයින් ඔහු ඇමැති ධුරයෙන් නෙරපා අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන නීතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමට රජය වහා කටයුතු කළ යුතු බවත් උන්වහන්සේ අවධාරණය කළහ. ශ්‍රී පාදස්‌ථානය අවට ඉඩමක හෝටලයක්‌ ඉදිකිරීමේ සිද්ධියට අදාළ ඉඩම් ගනුදෙනුව පිටුපසත් තවත් ඉඩම් ගනුදෙනු රැසක්‌ පිටුපසත් සිටින්නේ ඇමැති ෆයිසර් මුස්‌තාපා මහතා බවත් අලුත්කඩේ උසාවිය පැත්තේ ගැවසුණහොත් ඒ පිළිබඳ දැනගත හැකි බවත් උන්වහන්සේ කීහ. නීතිඥ ලෝගුවට මුවාවී ඔහු දිගින් දිගටම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/16)

  ප්‍රභාකරන් සාධකය පිලිබඳ මනෝවිද්‍යාත්මක විශ්ලේෂණයක්
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම්. ජයතුංග
ප්‍රභාකරන් තුල ව්‍යාථවේදී පෞරුෂ සාධක දක්නට ලැබුණි. නමුත් මේ ගැන කතිකාවට බඳුන් වී ඇත්තේ ඉතාම අඩුවෙනි.2004 වසරේ ප්‍රභාකරන් දේශපාලනමය සහ යුදමය වශයෙන් ඉතා බලවත්ව සිටි අවදියේ දී ඔහුගේ පෞරුෂ සාධක හෙළි කරමින් කරමින් ප්‍රභාකරන් සාධකය පිලිබඳ මනෝවිද්‍යාත්මක විශ්ලේෂණයක් යන කෘතිය මම එළි දැක්වුයෙමි. එම ගවේෂණාත්මක කෘතිය මගින් ළමා ප්‍රභාකරන් චර්යාත්මක අක්‍රමතාවයකින් (Conduct Disorder) පෙළුණු බවත් පසුකාලීනව වැඩිහිටි දිවියේදී ඔහු තුල සමාජ විරෝධී පෞරුෂ ලක්ෂණ (Antisocial Personality Disorder) තිබෙන බවද ඔහුගේ ජිවිත කතාව සහ චර්යාව මගින් පෙන්වා දුනිමි. මේ මතය ඇතැම් වියතුන්ගේ විවේචනයට ද ලක් විය. නමුත් 2011 වසරේ මම යාපනය විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ මනෝවිද්‍යා අංශයේ මහාචාර්ය දයා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/16)

අර්ජුන් මහේන්ද්‍රන් පත් කරන විට මා විරුද්ද වුණා.. එය නොතකා අගමැති ඔහු පත් කලා.. අන්තිමේ ලංකාවම ගද ගැස්සුවා.. – රාජිත ඇවිලේ…
– නිපුන් ඒකනායක| lanka C news | ලංකා සී නිවුස්
කෝප් කමිටුෙවි නිර්දේශ පිළිබදව අමාත්‍ය මණ්ඩලයේ දී සාකචිඡ කළ බවත්, එම නිර්දේශ නීතිපතිවරයාට සහ රාජ්‍ය මූල්‍ය දෙපාර්තෙමින්තුවට යොමු කර පරික්ෂණ පැවැත්වීමට අමාත්‍ය මණ්ඩලයේ දී අවදානය යොමු කළ බව කැබිනට් සම මාධ්‍ය ප‍්‍රකාශක, සෞඛ්‍ය, පෝෂණ හා දේශිය වෛද්‍ය අමාත්‍ය දොස්තර රාජිත සේනාරත්න මහතා පවසයි. රාජිත සේනාරත්න පදනම විසින් සංවිධානය කළ පියා අහිමි වූ දරුවන් 200 කට පාසල් උපකරණ පරිත්‍යාග කිරීෙමි සුවිශක්ති මාතා‘ වැඩසටහනක් පයාගල රාජිත සේනාරත්න ක‍්‍රිඩාංගණයේ දී අද පස්වරුෙවි දී පැවැත්විනි. එම උත්සවය අමතා වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක් වූ සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යවරයා ‘කෝප් කමිටුෙවි සභාපතිවරයා ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ මන්ත‍්‍රිවරයෙක්. රාජපක්ෂ සමයේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/16)

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Compensating the Masses Replaced in Central Highway: How Unfair the Involuntary Resettlement Measured as a Buying and Selling Transaction?
Dr. Chandana Jayalath
The topicality of Central Highway has been coming up and down since 2001, being a substantial source of rumors among the masses, particularly with regard to compensation. People were expecting replacement as same as the way done for the Southern Expressway. However, from time to time, the officials visiting the locations had been gathering deeds, survey plans, and so on, leaving nothing on how people should hope for a reasonable compensation. Grama niladaris were disseminating notices for mandatory participation for various meetings accompanying with a note that no participation means delay in compensation. While quoting some... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/16)

අධ්යාපනයටත්  රටක්  විනාශ කලහැක   3
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
මේ අධ්‍යාපන ක්‍රමය නිසා   සිදුවු  වින්නැහිය 1906 වන විටත්  ආනන්ද කුමාරස්වාමි  නම්  දෙමල  ලේඛකයා වටහා ගත බව ඔහුගේ  ‘’මධ්‍ය කාලීන  සිංහල  කලා’’’නම්  කෘතියෙන් පෙනේ .(එහෙත් අවාසනාවකට  නිදහසින්  පසුව වත්  සිංහල  පාලකයෝ එසන්දහා  පිලි යම්  නොයෙදුහ)’’’’’’’’’සිංහලේ  ක්‍රමය යටතේ සමාජයේ  ඒ ඒ කොටස්  එකට ගැලපී සන්ධි වී  තිබුනේ  විශිෂ්ට අයුරිනි  හැම  මිනිහෙකුටම  තැනක්  තිබිණි ..කිසිවෙකු ඇත හැර දැමිය  නොහැකි විය . .සිංහලයා  සහයෝගී   නොවන  බවක්  ඉංග්‍රීසින්  සිතන්නේ   ‘’’උගත්  ‘’ යය්   සැලකෙන  අ  ය ගැන සිතා  වියහැක .   එම   උගතුන්   ගෙන්      වැඩි    හරියක්     ජාති     භ්රස්ටයන්   ය  ‘’’----ම - සිං-කළා --- ‘’’’ශත වර්ෂයක         බ්‍රතාන්ය  පාලනය පිලිබඳ  කතා  අනවශ්‍යය එ හි ආරම්භයට  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/16)

T-Bill, T-Bond market outflow, tip of the iceberg Rupee and interest rates in peril
By Paneetha Ameresekere Courtesy Ceylon Today
Three reasons are causing foreign funds of significant value to exit from the Treasury (T) Bond and T-Bill market as was reflected in the movement of such outflows in the week ended 19 October 2016, a banker told this reporter. Those are the prevalence of a weak rupee, artificially shored up by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) and expectations that it will collapse at anytime once that prop is gone. Thereby foreigners being left with too fewer US dollars when they do exit. Secondly, the possibility of the Federal Reserve System (Fed.)... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/16)

Never too late to learn in politics
By The Nation -
Still recovering from the aftereffects of President MaithripalaSirisena’s speech regarding the Bribery Commission and the subsequent resignation of Bribery Commissioner Dilrukshi Wickramasinghe, the government this week encountered another hurdle: the controversy surrounding the sale of Central Bank Treasury Bonds. The focus of attention in this instance is a company linked to the son-in-law of former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran which made profits amounting to over five billion of rupees, allegedly through the sale of these bonds. Now, the Parliamentary Committee On Public Enterprise (COPE) is investigating the issue. However, COPE is unable to reach... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/16)

බැදුම්කර මහා ධන නිධානය හරහා කෝටි ගණන් සල්ලි.. සුපිරි නිවාස.. අධි සුඛෝපභෝගි වාහන.. රජයේ ටෙන්ඩර්.. ඇසුරට රුසියානු-යුක්‍රේන රූමතියන්.. කවුද වාසනාවන්තයෝ….
 lanka C news | ලංකා සී නිවුස්
ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ඉතිහාසයේ මහ දවල් සිදු වූ විශාලතම මුදල් මංකොල්ලය සම්මුති ආණ්ඩුවේ යහපාලන කාලය තුලදි සිදුවී ඇත. එය සිදු කල නියම හොරු ඇල්ලිම වෙනුවට ජනතාව ගොනාට ඇන්දවීමේ මහා තරගය මේ වන විට ආරම්භ කොට ඇත. ඒ අනුව සිද්ධිය ජනතාවටම හිස රදයක් වනසේ ජනතාව නොමඟ යන ලෙස වරින් වර මාධ්‍ය සංදර්ශන පවත්වමින් එහි බරපතළකම හා ඒ තුලින් සමස්ථ ආර්ථිකයට වූ හානිය යටපත් කිරීම හා එහි නියම චුදියන් නිදහස් කිරීම මෙන්ම එයට විරුද්ධව හඩ නැගු කොටස නිහඬ කරවීම මෙම ජාවාරම්කාරයින්ගේ උපක්‍රමය වී ඇත. තවද මෙම දූෂිත ගණුදෙනුව සාධාරණිය කොට අදාළ චෝදනාවලින් නිදහස් කිරීම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/16)

Remembering India’s forgotten holocaust - British policies killed nearly 4 million Indians in the 1943-44 Bengal Famine
RAKESH KRISHNAN SIMHA  Courtesy Tehelka Magazine
The Bengal Famine of 1943-44 must rank as the greatest disaster in the subcontinent in the 20th century. Nearly 4 million Indians died because of an artificial famine created by the British government, and yet it gets little more than a passing mention in Indian history books. What is remarkable about the scale of the disaster is its time span. World War II was at its peak and the Germans were rampaging across Europe, targeting Jews, Slavs and the Roma for extermination. It took Adolf Hitler and his Nazi cohorts 12 years to round... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/16)

බංගලිදේශ ෆොටෝ ලංකාවේ විදිහට රවටා ජාතිවාදය වැපිරීමෙ උත්සාහයක්
යහපාලනය සඳහා කඩේයන්නන්
පසුගිය දිනවල උතුරේ හමුදාවට ජනතාව පහර දුන්නා යයි දක්වමින් ඇතැම් ෆේස් බුක් පිටු මගින් ප‍්‍රචාරය කර තිබෙන ඡායාරුප 2007 වසරේ බංගලිදේශයේ ඇතිවූ සිදුවීමකදී ලබාගත් ඡායාරුපයක් ලංකාවේ ලෙස නොමග යවන ලෙස පළකිරීමක් බව මේ වනවිට අනාවරණය වී තිබෙනවා.  මේ දිනවල යාපනේ සරසවි සිසු ඝාතන හා උතුරේ ආරක්ෂක අංශ වෙත එම ජනතාව දක්වන විරෝධය මුල් කරගෙන අවස්ථාව බලා ජාතිවාදය ඇති කිරීමේ උත්සාහයක් ලෙස එම ව්‍යාජ ප‍්‍රචාරයන් හඳුනාගන්නට ලැබේ.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/16)

තුෂාර සහ උපුල් ජෝසප් 'මව්බිමෙන්' යයි
'මව්බිම' පුවත්පතේ කර්තෘ මණ්ඩල අධ්‍යක්ෂ, තුෂාර ගුණරත්න සහ 'ඉරිදා මව්බිම' පුවත්පත් කර්තෘ උපුල් ජෝෂප් ප්‍රනාන්දු යන මහත්වරුන් එම ආයතනයෙන් ඉල්ලා අස්වී තිබේ. අද පස්වරුවේ ආයතනය තුල සේවකයින්ගේ විශේෂ හමුවක් පවත්වා ඔවුන් දෙදෙනා සිය ඉල්ලා අස්වීම ප්‍රකාශයට පත්කර ඇත. තමන් ඉදිරියේදී දැවැන්ත පුවත් ජාලයක් ආරම්භ කිරීමට තීරණය කර ඇති බව ඔවුන් එහිදී සඳහන් කර ඇත. 'මව්බිම' පුවත්පතේ කර්තෘ ලෙස ප්‍රවීන මාධ්‍යවේදී බෙනට් රූපසිංහ මහතා පත් කරන ලෙස තමන් 'සිලෝන් නිවුස්පේපර්ස් සමාගමේ සභාපති ටිරාන් අලස් මහතා ගෙන් කල ඉල්ලීම ඔහු විසින් පිළිගත් බව තුෂාර ගුණරත්න මහතා එහිදී පවසා තිබේ. සති කිහිපයකට පෙර සිටම මෙම දෙපළ ආයතනයේ තවත් සේවකයින් රැසක් සමඟ එකවර පුවත්පතෙන්... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 01/11/16)

ජනතාවට ඕනෑ යහපාලනයට පෙර තිබුණ හොරුන්ගේ, වන්චාකාරයින්ගේ, සුදුවෑන් මැරවරයින්ගේයයි යහපාලනකාරයෝ කියන  රාජපක්ස ආන්ඩුවක්.
චාර්ල්ස්. එස්. පෙරේරා විසින්
මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන  රනිල් වික්ර්මසින්හ එක්ක එකතුවෙලා පිහිටෙව් යහපාලනය ආණ්ඩුවට ඉස්සෙල්ලා තිබුනේ හොරුන්ගේ, වන්චාකාරයින්ගේ, සුදුවෑන් මැරවරයින්ගේ ආන්ඩුවක්නම් අපට අද ඕනේ යහපාලනය නොවෙයි පෙර තිබුණු හොරුන්ගේ, වන්චාකාරයින්ගේ, මැරවරයන්ගේ යයි යහපාලන හැත්ත කියන  මහින්ද රාජපක්ස මැතිතුමාගේ  ආණ්ඩුවක්. අද  යහපාලනය මිනිස්සුන්ට තිත්තවෙලා. හොරුන්ගේ, වන්චාකාරයින්ගේ, සුදුවෑන් මැරවරයින්ගේයයි යහපාලනකාරයෝ කියන  රාජපක්ස ආන්ඩුව අපේ රට ත්‍රස්ත වාදයෙන් නිදහස්කරලා ආරක්ෂාව හා සාමය ඇති කරලා රට දියුණු කලා. යහපාලනය කියන මේ හොරු හැත්ත නැවතත් අපේ රට යුදබිය ඇති නොදියුණු සුද්දන්ට හා ඉන්දියාවට ණයගැති අධමයින්ගේ රටක් බවට දැනටමත් පත්කරලා. මහින්ද රාජපක්ස ජානාධිපති තුමන් පරාජයකරවලා මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන පත්කරන්න වෙනසකට වෙනසකට කිය කියා චන්දය දුන් සිංහල පව්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/16)

GHAMPHA UNP MP CHATURA SENERATNE TELLS THAT PERKS TO MP’s SHOULD BE WITHDRAWN. Why did he wait so long?
By Noor Nizam – Convener “The Muslim Voice”, Sunday, October 31st., 2016
The above speech made by the young cunning UNP politician Chathura Seneratne draws much attention of “The Muslim Voice”. The young MP from Gampha calls for the withdrawl of duty free vechiles and other perks to the parliamentarians/Members of Parliament as an austherity need of the “Yahapalana government” to overcome the financial crisis that has been burdened on the poor masses and the monies be used to provide relief to the poor masses who are suffering as a result of the VAT. Let it be known to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/16)

Prime Minister should resign - Gammanpila
ADADERANA October 31, 2016  03:32 pm
 The Prime Minister should resign from his post following the Treasury bond issue, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya leader Udaya Gammanpila says. He expressed this view while speaking at a press conference held in Colombo this afternoon (31). "When he (PM) was the Opposition Leader, Ranil Wickremesinghe urged the Transport Minister to resign following a train accident," he added. Gammanpila pointed out that the Prime Minister should resign since the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) comes under the PM. “The former CB Governor has also apprised that the controversial deal was made after taking... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/16)

රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ හොරෙක් ! – බව අවසානයේදී ජවිපෙත් පිළිගනියි.
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මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාට මඩ ගසන අයට සැබෑ හොරා කවුදැයි බොරුයි කිව නොහැකි මූලාශ්‍ර සහිතව පිළිතුරු මෙන්න.
[1]. කුප්‍රකට බැඳුම්කර හොරකමේ පාඩුව මේ වන විට කෝටි 5585 කි. අප කියන නිසාවෙන් පමණක් මෙය නොපිළිගන්න, මේ බව “යහපාලන” ආණ්ඩුව බලයට පත් කිරීමට මුල් වූ ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණට අයත් ලංකා තෘත් වෙබ් අඩවියේ සඳහන් වන්නේ මෙසේ ය. [මූලාශ්‍රය] (mahinda.info වෙතින් බොහෝ විට විරුද්ධ පක්ෂයේ වෙබ් අඩවි මූලාශ්‍ර කරගන්නේ මෙම ලිපි ලියවෙන්නේ මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාට එරෙහිව ඡන්දය දුන් අයට නිසාත් ඔවුන් පිළිගන්නේ පිළිගන්නේ එවා බැවිනුත් ය. ස්වාධීන වෙබ් අඩවි කියා දෙයක් නොමැත!)   [2]. පහත වීඩියෝවේ දැක්වෙන්නේ ජවිපෙ දේශපාලඥ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/16)

ශ්‍රී පාද පුද බිමේ හෝටලයක් තනන්නට ඉඩම ලබා දුන්නේ ශ්‍රී මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන යි.
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[1]. 2016-03-16 හෝ ඊට අසන්න දිනකදී කොටුව ජනාධිපති මන්දිරයේදී මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපති වරයා විසින් අමාත්‍ය ෆයිසර් මුස්තාපාගේ උවමනාව පිට ශ්‍රී පාද පුදබිම අසළ මරේ වත්ත ස්ථානයේ අදාළ ඉඩම හෝටලයක් තැනීම සදහා ආයෝජනය කරන ලෙස මෙම අරාබින්ට ලබා දී ඇත. [2]. ඊට පෙර බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ ඇමතිවරයාව සිටින සමයේ මෙවැනිම යෝජනාවක් පැමිණි නමුත් ශ්‍රී පාද අඩවිය විනාශ කිරීමට නොහැකි බව ප්‍රකාශ කොට එය අත්හැර දැමීමට එවකට එජනිස ආණ්ඩුව කටයුතු කළේය. [3]. වත්මන් යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුව පැමිණි පසු එම ඉඩම ලබා ගැනීමට අවශ්‍ය කටයුතු එක්තරා දුරකථන සමාගමක් මගින්ක ටයුතු කළේ ෆයිසර් මුස්තාපා හරහාය. [4]. මෙම අවනඩුවට බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ... -Full Story-
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