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සිංහල චන්දයෙන් දෙමළ ඊළමක් ලබාගැනීම!
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B,.Ph.D.
උතුරේ දෙමළ ජනයා චන්දය දුන්නේ සිංහල බෞද්ධ සජිත්ට යයි කියන කටින්ම, සිංහල බෞද්ධ චන්ද වලින් පමණක් ගෝඨාභය දිනීම අශුභ කරුණක් යයි සුමන්තිරන් ප්‍රකාශ කිරීම යහපාලන දෙමළ බොරුකාරයින් වැටී සිටිනා ඔල්මාද ස්‌වභාවය, අන්දමන්දවීම එලිකරන්නේය. යහපාලන සිංහල බොරුකාරයින්ද ඉන්නේ මෙම ඩිලූෂන් මනසේ බව පේන්නේ ඔවුන්ද දැන් ඉතිපිසෝ ගාථාව මතක්‌වී, අළුතින් නැවත බුද්ද්ධාගම වැළඳගැනීමට යන නිසාය. රෝසි සේනානායකලා, මිසිස් චන්ද්‍රිකාලා, ලංකාවේ බෞද්ධ පදනම නැතිකල යුතුයයි ක්‍රියාකරද්දී, රන්ජන් රාමනායකලා, මංගල සමරවීරලා සිවුරට නිගාකරද්දී, ලංකාව සිංහල බෞද්ධ රටක් නොවේයයි කියද්දී නිහඬව සිටි, 2015 සිටම සිවුරු දඩයමේ ගිය යූ‌එන්‌පී කාරයෝ මේ වනවිට ගලේ පැහැරූ බළලුන් වී සිටී. ඉදිරි පාර්ලිමේන්තු මැතිවරණයේදී වෙන්නට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

Assault on Sinhalese loses over 100000 votes for Labour
Ivan Amarasinghe Northampton
Mr Corbyn, You and your Deputy Leader's unwarranted and intentional defamation of the Sri Lankan State and the Sinhala people as some kind of monsters intent on genocide of the Tamil people has cost your party over 100000 votes in the UK; and quite rightly so. We can only take so much of your false allegations and intentional politically motivated spin doctoring done to appease the LTTE diaspora. The Sinhala people have now communicated on the social media and decided that we can no longer vote for a Party which tells... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

Germany is closing all its nuclear power plants. Now it must find a place to bury the deadly waste for 1 million years
By Sheena McKenzie, CNN
(CNN)When it comes to the big questions plaguing the world's scientists, they don't get much larger than this.Where do you safely bury more than 28,000 cubic meters -- roughly six Big Ben clock towers -- of deadly radioactive waste for the next million years?This is the "wicked problem" facing Germany as it closes all of its nuclear power plants in the coming years, according to Professor Miranda Schreurs, part of the team searching for a storage site.Experts are now hunting for somewhere to bury almost 2,000 containers of high-level radioactive waste. The site must be beyond rock-solid, with... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

ශානි අබේසේකර ගැන තවත් හෙළිදරුව්වක්
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/0wMJpak5e8s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

Modi pledges India's full assistance in taking Sri Lanka in path of rapid developmentv (English)
Courtesy Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/n8EhWiJDeQI... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

‘We don’t want to do anything to jeopardise the security of India’
Courtesy The Hindustan Times
President Rajapaksa, when you spoke briefly to the cameras after taking the Guard of Honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday, you said your expectations from your first official visit to India were very high. You are about to leave now. Were they fulfilled? The entire experience was very good, especially the one-on-one discussion with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I am very happy with the outcome. There were a lot of misunderstandings on both sides during the end of my brother Mahinda Rajapaksa’s presidency. Now, we have to put those behind and move... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

Kidnapped Swiss embassy worker in Sri Lanka still unfit for questioning
Courtesy Swissinfo
The employee of the Swiss embassy in Sri Lanka who was temporarily abducted and threatened by unknown men on Monday is still unavailable for questioning.  The woman’s state of health has deteriorated, the Swiss embassy in Colombo said on Friday. She is therefore currently not in a position to make a statement. The embassy did not provide details on the woman’s state of health.  The local embassy employee was reportedly dragged into a car and threatened by unknown menexternal link in a street in Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, on Monday. After about two... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

තම දරුවන් දෙදෙනා පාසලේදී දේශපාලන පළිගැනීම්වලට ලක්වන බවට පියෙකුගෙන් චෝදනාවක් -
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
හෙම්මාතගම, මඩුල්බෝව මුස්ලිම් මහා විද්‍යාලයේ ඉගෙනුම ලබන තම දරුවන් දෙදෙනා පාසල තුළදී දේශපාලන පළිගැනීම්වලට ලක්වන බවට එම දරුවන්ගේ පියා චෝදනා කරනවා. ඔහු පවසන්නේ බලධාරීන් දැනුවත් කර තිබුණද මෙතෙක් ඊට නිසි විසඳුමක් නොලැබුණු බවයි. https://youtu.be/1k_2NFVaAyE දරුවන් සිව් දෙනෙකුගෙන් යුත් මෙම නිවස පිහිටා තිබෙන්නේ හෙම්මාතගම, දෙල්ගහදෙණිය ගම්මානයේයි. මේ වන විටත් දරුවන් දෙදෙනෙකු හෙම්මාතගමල මඩුල්බෝවල මුස්ලිම් විද්‍යාලයේ සිය අධ්‍යාපන කටයුතු සිදුකරන අතර ඔවුන් ක්‍රීඩා කටයුතු සඳහා ද දක්ෂතා දැක්වුවන් බව දැරියන්ගේ පියා පවසනවා. කෙසේ වෙතත් ඔහු පෙන්වා දෙන්නේ මෙවර ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී පොදුජන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

රටට හිතකර නායකයින් බිහිකර ගැනීමට මහා සංඝරත්නය ඉදිරියේදීත් කැපවිය යුතුයි - කුඹුක්කන්වෙල රේවත හිමි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
වර්තමානයේ මෙන් රටට හිතකර නායකයින් ඉදිරියේදීත් බිහිකර ගැනීමට මහා සංඝරත්නය කැපවිය යුතු බව කැලණිය විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ කථිකාචාර්ය පූජ්‍ය කුඹුක්කන්වෙල රේවත හිමියන් පවසනවා. පුලතිසිපුර ඒකාබද්ධ භික්ෂු පෙරමුණේ පොළොන්නරු දිස්ත්‍රික් සංඝ සමුළුව අමතමින් උන්වහන්සේ මේ බව සඳහන් කළා. https://youtu.be/5hMPGCgosjo... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

සාවද්‍ය සාක්ෂි රැස් කරමින් රණවිරුවන් සිරගත කළ සියලූදෙනාට නීතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කළ යුතු බව සුදත්ත හිමියන් කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
සාවද්‍ය සාක්ෂි රැස් කරමින් රණවිරුවන් සිරගත කළ හිටපු අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ නිලධාරින් මෙන්ම, පසුගිය රජයේ සිට ඊට උපදෙස් ලබා දුන් දේශපාලනඥයින්ට ද නීතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කළ යුතු බව නව සිංහල රාවය සංවිධානය පවසනවා. කොළඹ අද පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක්වෙමින් එහි මහලේකම් පූජ්‍ය මාගල්කන්දේ සුදත්ත හිමියන් මේ බව කියා සිටියා. https://youtu.be/1cTMpTF7Q_o මේ අතර, හිරු මාධ්‍ය ජාලයට එරෙහිව සිදුකළ මඩ ප්‍රචාර සම්බන්ධයෙන් මෙතෙක් නීතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක නොවීම පිලිබඳව ද අද කැඳවා තිබූ මාධ්‍ය හමුවලදී අදහස් පළ වුණා.   ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් අදහස් දැක්වූ නව සිංහල රාවය සංවිධානයේ මහලේකම්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

Several former ministers to be probed over alleged financial fraud
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Several ministers in the former UNF government will be probed for alleged financial irregularities which include charging bribes from investors to execute projects in the country, a top government source told the Daily Mirror. Some of the former ministers who will be probed are senior members from the UNP and its alliance partners. The government has denied it is on a witch hunt or on a path of political revenge by conducting such probes but said the new interim government had received information on alleged financial irregularities committed by several... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

Will be frank with New Delhi to avoid misunderstandings: Gotabaya
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Promising to be “frank” and “upfront” to avoid the misunderstandings of the past between New Delhi and Colombo, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says India and other countries in the region must invest more in Sri Lanka if they want to provide an alternative to Chinese investment. He also suggested closer coordination between the two countries and assured India that on the “main issues” of Sri Lankan ties with China and Pakistan, there would be no problem “that creates suspicions amongst Indian authorities”. In an exclusive interview to The Hindu here during... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

Hambantota Port deal: Renegotiation only by mutual consent - Official
By Sulochana Ramiah MohanCourtesy Ceylon Today
China Merchants Port Holdings Company Ltd. which owns an 85 per cent stake in Hambantota Port - given to them on a 99-year lease agreement, has said the port deal was between two sovereign countries and renegotiating it can only be done through mutual consent. A senior official of the Hambantota International Port Group Ltd. (HIPG), who wished to remain anonymous, said that only a commercial agreement can be revisited and renegotiated, but not an agreement signed between two sovereign countries.  He said that can only be possible... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

Internationalization of domestic issues, a major challenge to the new Lankan President
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 29 (SAM): Sri Lanka’s new President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, faces formidable domestic and international challenges like any other leader. But a point to be noted is that his domestic problems, whether economic or political, also have a foreign dimension. The foreign dimension complicates the domestic issue. Internationalization of domestic issues has been a feature of Sri Lankan politics since the early 1980s. It has retarded the country’s economic and social growth by needlessly extending the life of conflicts. It has raised the level of conflicts and made the intractable. It has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

China says agreement over Hambantota port was an “equal footed” one
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, Nov 30 (IANS): Days after Sri Lanka’s new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa called the Hambantota Port lease agreement with China a “mistake” and said it should be renegotiated, China in a statement said the cooperation between the two countries was based on “equal-footed consultation and win-win spirit”. Responding to an email query by the Daily Mirror, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said, “Our cooperation, including the project of Hambantota Port, is based on equal-footed consultation and win-win spirit. It aims to help Sri Lanka to leverage the country’s own advantage for better... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

Indian Finance Minister says 12 global companies want to shift to India from China
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Mumbai, December 1 (PTI): India’s Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said about 12 global companies have evinced interest to shift their base from China to India, taking advantage of the competitive tax rate of 15 per cent announced recently. In the biggest reduction in 28 years, the government in September reduced corporate tax rate by almost 10 percentage points in a bid to give a boost to the sagging economy. Base corporate tax for existing companies has been reduced to 22 per cent from 30 per cent, and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

Swiss embassy provides information to the CID
Courtesy Hiru News
The Swiss Embassy in Colombo has provided information to the CID regarding the alleged abduction incident involving one of their staff members. The police media spokesperson office stated that the embassy provided the information following a request made by the CID. The Swiss Embassy in Colombo has issued a statement regarding the alleged threatening incident involving one of their staff members. https://youtu.be/3LkosiQ4BHs The Embassy said that she had been forced to reveal certain embassy related information and also states that a complaint... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

CID and Colombo Crimes Division commences investigation in to the incident where a Swiss Embassy Official was threatened
Courtesy Hiru News
The CID and Colombo Crimes Division has commenced an investigation into the incident where a female employee of the Swiss Embassy in Colombo had been detained and questioned. Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ruwan Gunasekara said that although the victim had said that it was those from the CID who had detained her, it may have been an attempt by the suspects to mislead the victim and the investigations. The foreign Ministry also said that an investigation was underway. This incident took place... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

හයේ පංතිය සමත්ව හෝටල්වල පිඟන් හේදූ විමලවීර දිසානායක මන්ත්‍රීතුමා අද දින වනජීවි සම්පත් රාජ්‍ය ඇමති දූරයේ දිව්රුම් දෙනු ලැබූහ...
මේ ඔහුගේ ජීවිතකතාව ගැන ලියු ලිපියකි...
පොඩි නෝනා සහ තිස්‌ස දිසානයක යුවළගේ දරු සයදෙනකුගෙන් යුත් කැදැල්ලේ උපන් විමලවීර දිසානායක නම් කොලු පැටියාගේ අනාගතය කුමන ආකාරයෙන් දැයි ඔවුන්ට සිතාගන්නට නොහැකි වුණා. ඒ දිළිඳුකම මේ පවුලේ වටා වෙලී තිබුණු නිසා. පුංචි දිසානායක අකුරු ඉගෙන ගන්නට ගියේ කෑගල්ලේ මාදෙයියාව කණිෂ්ඨ විද්‍යාලයටයි. ළමයි ලස්‌සනට සපත්තු දාලා අලුතෙන් ඇඳුම් ඇඳගෙන එන දිහා මේ පුංචි කොලුපැටියා ආශාවෙන් බලා සිටියා. පරණවෙලා කිහිප තැනක්‌ ඉරිලා ගිය කලිසම් කොටයෙයි කමිස පොඩියෙයි අම්මා ඉදිකට්‌ටෙන් නුලක්‌ ඇදලා දීලා තිබ්බා. සුදු කමිස පොඩිය දුඹරු පාට කහට පැල්ලමෙන් රටා වැටිලා තිබ්බා. සපත්තු තියා පරණ රබර් සෙරෙප්පු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

What is the Swiss Embassy Colombo trying to hide?
There are 2 scenarios connected to Swiss Embassy Colombo. First is the asylum given by the embassy to a senior police officer along with his family & secondly is the alleged ‘temporary kidnapping’ of a local staff. How interconnected are the two? While we know the first to be true the second raises 2 questions – who did it or was it ‘staged’ to cover up the asylum? If the Swiss embassy wishes to get to the bottom of the alleged abduction, why are they denying Sri Lankan authorities access to its employee – is it likely she too will... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

A Tribute to Basil Rajapaksa.
By Charles.S.Perera
On the 16 November 2019, the most disastrous, and the worst of all political regime Sri Lanka had ever seen, which every Sinhala should pray never to see again,  The Yahapalanaya led by Ranil Wickramasinghe as the Prime Minister, was at last driven away by an overwhelming majority of Sinhala votes. It was a triumph for the unity of the Sinhala. It proved once again that it is the Sinhala who stands up to defend the country whenever it is in danger. The mass of the Sinhala people may be divided,  but to defend the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

A Perfume Making Industry at Anuradhapura and Kandy
By Garvin Karunaratne
It is an opportune moment to highlight the fact that Sri Lanka can do better by having its own industries, instead of depending on imports. We have to create employment for our youth and also save foreign exchange by making things we import.  I have many a time, while offering flowers at Ruwanweliseya, felt that the flowers offered can be turned into perfumes.  I have trailed behind lorryloads of flowers in Southern France taking flowers to their distilleries. I enclose a paper I wrote on a perfume industry for Sri Lanka.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

Symposium on Common Heritage of Sri Lanka
Symposium Theme: Cultural Knowledge for National Unity 
A Symposium on Common Heritage, convened by the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, will be held at the Auditorium of the  Mahaweli Centre, 96. Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 7, on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 9.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Symposium Theme: Cultural Knowledge for National Unity Programme 9.00 to 9.15 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction by RASSL President Archt. Ashley de Vos  9.15 to 10.00 a.m. - Indigenous Medicine, Health & well-being during the Pre-colonial Sri Lanka  Speaker: Dr. Swarna Kaluthota, Director,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

Action and inaction
Laksiri Warnakula
The election is over and the country’s helm is now in the hands of a new skipper. Therefore isn’t it time to forget the polling booths and look beyond them to see what else could be happening in this ‘Land like no other’? By the way anyone looking at the above title might think that I got it wrong: Shouldn’t it be ‘Action and reaction’? No. Believe me. It’s no mistake! Ours is a nation, where action and inaction are engaged in a race and for almost seventy years on now, it has always... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 3
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The Tamil Separatist Movement has charged that Eelam War IV was an act of genocide by the Sri Lanka government. This was yet another way of erasing the Eelam victory, by declaring that the Eelam war was not a clean war, it was genocide initiated by the government. The Tamil Separatist Movement started to call May 18th Genocide Day. The idea of Genocide Day came from Tamil Separatists living outside Sri Lanka. In 2015 Tamils in Switzerland called for a Genocide Day on May 18 2015,to protest the 6th anniversary of the victory over... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 2
KAMALIKA PIERIS
From 2010 to 2014, Sri Lanka    held a celebration on May 18th to mark the end of the Eelam war. The celebrations were marked by a military parade, speeches and a moment of silence. This celebration was known as ‘Victory Day’ .One way of erasing the Eelam victory, was to get rid of Victory Day and   Victory Parade.  Our opponents criticize us for celebrating Sri Lanka’s victory over terrorism, said Mahinda Rajapaksa. They don’t want us to hold military parades, they say we are exploiting the war victory for political gain and they... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

Let us condemn the media suppression against web journalists !
The National Movement for Web Journalists
The National Movement for Web Journalists protests the attempt to suppress the media and journalists after the new government was elected who acted in opposition to the incumbent President Gotabhaya Rajapakse during the presidential election which ended shortly. With the victory of the new president on November 17, 2019, many websites and journalists in Sri Lanka have been subjected to direct and indirect repression. As a result journalists and web site editors campaigning for the victory of Sajith Premadasa during the election and who were against the previous government have been... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

Colombo wants to roll back port lease to China
Courtesy The Straits Times
COLOMBO • Sri Lanka's new government led by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants to undo the previous regime's move to lease the southern port of Hambantota to a Chinese venture, citing national interest. Former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in 2017 changed the terms, saying it would be difficult to pay the loans taken to build the project. He agreed to lease the port for 99 years to a venture led by China Merchants Port Holdings in return for US$1.1 billion (S$1.5 billion). That helped ease the Chinese part of the debt... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

PM Narendra Modi likely to be first guest of new Sri Lankan government
Courtesy India Today
While an invitation has been extended, Government of India is yet to respond to the invite. Sources told India Today TV that both sides will first have to work out the dates. ndia and Sri Lanka held the first bilateral meeting after the new government of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa took over. India was fast to move-in to invite the Sri Lankan President to India, making this his first port of call since he was sworn in. The two sides discussed all aspects of ties, specifically economic and security cooperation.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

India seeks to outbid China with aid for Sri Lanka
Courtesy rthk
Narendra Modi greets Sri Lanka's new leader, Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Photo: AP India, anxious to counter China's influence in the region, on Friday offered hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Sri Lanka as the island's new president made his maiden overseas trip in New Delhi. Gotabaya Rajapaksa's visit to India just 12 days after he became president is being intensely watched as New Delhi and Beijing compete to control the Indian Ocean and its strategic sea routes. Sri Lanka has traditionally been allied to India but... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

Ex-cop alleges Shani, others coerced to implicate Gota, Namal in Thajudeen probe
By Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Former Crime Branch OIC at the Narahenpita Police A. D. Sumith Chammika Perera yesterday alleged former CID Director Shani Abeysekara and several other officers coerced him to implicate Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Namal Rajapaksa in the Wasim Thajudeen investigation. Speaking at a news briefing organised by the Sathya Gaweshakayo Organisation, Mr. Perera said he launched a probe over the Thajudeen incident after informing higher officials within a legal framework in 2012. https://youtu.be/vWyCuFpUN5s “When I looked to find the last place where the deceased was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

Extracts from "Tamil Tigers' debt to America"
By Dr Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today
Daya Gamage worked at the American Embassy in Colombo, as the Sole Foreign Service National and a Political Specialist. He retired in 1994 and has been living in Las Vegas since retirement. After two years of concentration, he has been able to share his knowledge, understanding and his intimate professional association with the US Department of State in the form of a book - Tamil Tigers Debt to America'. Being aware of how America's foreign policy worked- sometimes in a strange manner, he has come out with an unbiased text... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

Chairpersons & director boards of state institutions asked to resign
Courtesy Adaderana
All ministerial secretaries have been directed to call on current Chairpersons and the Boards of Directors of State institutions to tender their resignations. Secretary to the President Dr. P.B. Jayasundara has addressed a letter to all ministerial secretaries to request the relevant resignations in consultation with their respective ministers, the Prime Minister’s Office said today (29). The ministerial secretaries were further instructed to take interim measures for the daily conduct of affairs of these organizations until new appointments are made for these top positions. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday (28) appointed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

CID denies involvement in incident regarding Swiss Embassy staffer
Courtesy Adaderana
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has commenced investigations into the incident regarding the local staffer of the Embassy of Switzerland in Sri Lanka, says Police Spokesperson SSP Ruwan Gunasekara. The CID will work together with the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) and CCTV Division in this regard, he said further. The Police Spokesman stressed that the CID has denied allegations claiming its involvement in the said incident. In the meantime, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said Swiss Embassy is yet to cooperate in the ongoing investigations over the alleged incident on its... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

India gives Lanka US$ 450 million credit for infrastructure development and fighting terrorism; seeks steps to promote reconciliation
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
New Delhi, November 29 (newsin.asia): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the visiting Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa that India would extend a fresh credit line of US$ 400 million for infrastructural and other development projects and an additional US$ 50 million to fight terrorism. Modi also said that India trusts that the Rajapaksa government will take steps to address the aspirations of the Tamils and implement the 13 th Amendment of the Lankan constitution which devolves power to the provinces. In his reply President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said: “India has always assisted Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

New government schedules a discussion with the IMF
Courtesy Hiru News
Advisor to the Prime Minister on Economic Affairs Ajith Nivard Cabraal speaking to our news team said the government will make fresh engagements with the International Monetary Fund to implement a growth-oriented economic programme. Commenting on the possible impact of tax reductions on state coffers, he said the government would target a growth rate of more than six per cent in 2020... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

මැඩිල්ලේ හිමියන්ගෙන් පැහැදිලි කිරීමක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
පසුගිය රජය සමයේ නීතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කළ ආයතන කුමන ආකාරයෙන් නීතිය අවභාවිත කළාද යන්න එම ආයතනවල ප්‍රධානීන් සිදුකරන පාපොච්චාරණවලින් පැහැදිලිවන බව පූජ්‍ය මැඩිල්ලේ පඤ්ඤාලෝක හිමියන් පවසනවා. කොළඹදී අද පස්වරුවේ පැවති සිංහලේ ජාතික සංවිධානයේ ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවේදී උන්වහන්සේ මේ බව සඳහන් කළා. https://youtu.be/UXEXbzYEf9E https://youtu.be/Aj45KMGriOE... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

මාවනැල්ලේ කුඹුරු, ගොඩ ඉඩම් වෙන හැටි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
මාවනැල්ල නගරය අවට පවතින කුඹුරු ඉඩම් ගොඩ ඉඩම්බවට පත් කර විකිණීමේ මහා පරිමාණ ජාවාරමක් හිරු සී.අයි.ඒ.අනාවරණ කර ගත්තා. පසුගිය රජයේ ප්‍රබල දේශපාලනඥයෙකුගේ ව්‍යාපාරික හිතවතුන් පිරිසක් සිදුකරන මෙම නීති විරෝධී ක්‍රියාවලියට රාජ්‍ය නිලධාරීන් ද සෘජු දායකත්වය ලබාදී තිබෙනවා. https://youtu.be/7--Xi49b7R4 පසුගිය රජය සමයේ ආරම්භ කර ඇති කුඹුරු ඉඩම් ගොඩ ඉඩම් බවට පත් කර විකුණන මෙම ජාවාරම හරහා මේ වනවිටත් මාවනැල්ල නගරය අවට ඉඩම් රැසක් වෙන්දේසි කර අවසන් මෙම ජාවාරම සදහා බැමිණියවත්ත ගොවිජන සේවා මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ හිටපු උසස් නිලධාරියෙකු ඇතුළු සේවකයන් කිහිපදෙනෙකු සෘජුව සම්බන්ධ වී ඇති බවයි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

ස්විස් නිලධාරිනියගේ සිද්ධිය ගැන පොලිසියට පැමිණිලි ඉදිරිපත් නොවීම ගැටලුවක් - අජිත් ප්‍රසන්න
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
ස්විට්සර්ලන්ත තානාපති කාර්යාලයේ නිලධාරිනියකට බලපෑම් කළ බව කියන සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් කිසිවෙකුත් මෙතෙක් පොලිසියට පැමිණිල්ලක් ඉදිරිපත් නොකිරීම ගැටලු සහගත තත්ත්වයක් බව මව්බිම වෙනුවෙන් රණවිරුවෝ සංවිධානය පවසනවා. එම සංවිධානය කොළඹදී අද කැඳවා තිබූ ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් තවත් කරුණු අනාවරණ කළා. https://youtu.be/5eINm9X5E-c... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/19)

වෝටර්ස් එජ් හෝටලයේ මූල්‍ය අක්‍රමිකතා ගැන පරීක්ෂණයක් ඉල්ලා ජනපතිට සහ අගමැතිට ලිපියක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
රජයට අයත් බත්තරමුල්ල - වෝටර්ස් එජ් හෝටලයේ සිදුව ඇති මූල්‍ය අක්‍රමිකතා සම්බන්ධයෙන්ක ඩිනමින් පරීක්ක්ෂණයක් සිදුකරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා එහි සේවකයින් පිරිසක් ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ හා අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ යන මහත්වරුන්ට ලිපියක් යොමුකර තිබෙනවා. මේ අතර අදාල අක්‍රමිකතාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් විගණන දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව විමර්ශනයක් ද ආරම්භ කර තිබෙනවා. https://youtu.be/QcF3iliPXxQ පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක හා රාජිත සේනාරත්න යන හිටපු අමාත්‍යවරුන්ගේ ඥාතීන් සහ හිතවතුන්ට මසකට රුපියල් මිලියන 5 ක පමණ වැටුප් සහ දීමනා ලබාදෙමින් ආයතනයට දරාගත නොහැකි මට්ටමේ මූල්‍ය බරපැනක් පටවා ඇති බව සදහන් කරමින අදාල ලිපිය ජනාධිපතිවරයා හා අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා වෙත යොමුකර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/19)

Who is responsible for the ‘temporary kidnapping’ of Swiss embassy Colombo local staffer?
There’s never a dull moment in Sri Lanka. A crucial election is over. An outcome not liked or expected by those that manipulated regime change in 2015. It was expected that the country would witness attacks on multiple fronts aiming at embarrassing the new leader & new government internationally & destabilizing the country. So when the news of a ‘temporary kidnapping’ of a local staffer from the very country that has given safe haven to a controversial police officer who has fled Sri Lanka with his family, we all want the government to get to the bottom of it &... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 29/11/19)

India’s National Security Threatened by Sri Lanka’s MCC Compact
- A Paper by the Military Study Circle -
Reliable intelligence sources indicate that India was blindsided when details of the MCC work plan for Sri Lanka leaked out into the public domain. Until then Alaina Teplitz glibly lied to the public that the MCC money was simply a ‘Grant’ to Sri Lanka, that Sri Lanka did not have to pay back a Cent and that the Compact would not affect Sri Lanka’s bank balance.  But, what Teplitz did not say, amongst many other things, was that although Sri Lanka did not have... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/19)

ENGAGING SRI LANKA'S BORN PROFESSIONALS NATION BUILDING
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
I read articles published in national newspapers in this subject and many reporters or writers did not consider essential points on this matter and some professionals overseas have primary views that current professionals in Sri Lanka have no required knowledge, skills, experience to perform their work.  It is the not correct view. Many people have genuine intension to contribute for nation building thrust because many professionals studied from kinder to university degrees at free of charge and working for such advantages useful to nation building effort. It is a quite good idea using... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/19)

Responsibility to roar for the Country.
RANJITH SOYSA
Dinesh Guanwardana has the key on his shoulder  when he was appointed  in recognition of his ability, honesty and unquestionable patriotism , to the key position of the Minister for Foreign Affairs. He will have a lot in his plate as he has to undo the damage caused to the independence and sovereignty of the country due to the bend over backwards foreign policies of the previous government. I would earnestly request the Minister to consider taking urgent action to tackle the following issues. 1 The selection and urgent appointment of Sri Lanka’s foreign... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/19)

A NEW START FOR SRI LANAKA SHOULD NOT BE DISRUPTED
Anjalika Silva USA
We need to do all we can to preserve our hard-won Peace from the disruption of miscreants who have sunk so low there is no place lower to go.  It is not about party politics.  It is about the country – SRI LANKA When I wrote this piece of music for Peace, in my mind I believed our Peace had come to stay.  WHY CAN’T PEOPLE GIVE UP HATE? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjAJ3yN1EtY However, from time to time it became necessary to revive and stir up short memories and the value... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/19)

GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA, SEVENTH PRESIDENT OF SRI LANKA Part 4
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The Presidential election of 2019 was a landmark election. It was the first time that a Presidential candidate had won on a Sinhala vote alone. There hadn’t been a previous instance of a Sri Lankan leader declaring that his victory at national election was due to the votes of the Sinhala majority, said observers. “I knew that it was possible to emerge victorious with the sole backing of the Sinhala community,”  said President Gotabaya after the election. “I knew from the beginning that the majority Sinhala community would be the decisive factor in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA, SEVENTH PRESIDENT OF SRI LANKA Part 3
KAMALIKA PIERIS
“I am extremely fortunate to address you from the sacred precincts of the Ruwanweli Maha Seya in Anuradhapura, which enshrines the Sacred Relics of the Buddha,”  said President Gotabaya in his maiden speech as President.  “I have received the opportunity of addressing the nation before the statue of great Warrior King Dutugemunu due to the historic mandate given to me by the majority of citizens,” he said.  It is unlikely that any Sinhala king of the Anuradhapura period would have gone to Ruvanvelisaya to be crowned or address the public. However, the decision to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය මහතා විසින් අතේ දුරින් තබා ගනිමින් පරෙස්සම් විය යුතු, නව ලිබරල් වාදී පොලිටිකල් 'වල්'- පල් හෙවත් දේශපාලන පතරංග ජාතක
Kudaligamage Geethanjana
සෑම දේශපාලකයෙකුම තමා විසින් ඉලක්ක කරගනු ලබන  ජන සමාජය රැවටීමට, මුළා කිරීමට හෝ ඊට සේවය කිරීමේ  අරමුණින්, අරුත් ජනනය හා සන්නිවේදනය සඳහාත්, යම් යම්  පණිවිඩ අවශේෂ ලෝකයට ප්‍රක්ෂේපනය කොට දැන්වීම සඳහාත්, දෘශ්‍ය සංඛේත (visual symbols and metaphors) සහ නිමිති ධර්මවාදය (semiotics) ඉතාමත්ම බහුල ලෙස උපයෝගී කරගනී. මෙහි, එනම් දේශපාලනයේදී නිමිති ධර්මවාදය භාවිත කිරීමේ ආරම්භය මිනිසා විසින් දේශපාලනය නැමති සංකල්පය භාවිතයේ ආරම්භය තරම්ම ඉපැරණි ය. අද වන විට රට රට වල ජාතික දේශපාලන කරලියේ පමණක් නොව, ජාත්යන්තර දේශපාලනයේදීත්, රාජ්‍යතාන්ත්‍රික  පණිවිඩ හුවමාරුවේදීත් මෙකී නිමිති ධර්මවාදය ඉතා බහුල ලෙස භාවිතා වේ.   උදාහරණයක් ලෙස ගතහොත්, බටහිර රටවල... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

Event Update - Changes in Taxes and Levies
Sri Lanka Economy CT CLSA
Government co-media spokesperson Dr. Bandula Gunawardena stated that certain changes have been made to taxes during the first Cabinet meeting today. Changes as below  Reduce VAT from current 15% to 8% w.e.f 01 Dec 2019 – VAT on Financial services will remain at 15%  2% NBT removed w.e.f 01 Dec 2019– including for Financial Services businesses  Telecommunications Levy reduced by 25% (current voice levy of 15% to likely to be reduced to 11.25%)  Foreign Currency earnings exempted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

රාජිත රටින් පනින්න සූදානම්.. මුලින්ම සිංගප්පූරුවට.. එතැනින් වෙන රටකට..
උපුටා ගැන්ම lanka C news
පසුගිය රජය සමයේ සෞඛ්‍ය ඇමතිවරයා ලෙස කටයුතු කරන ලද රාජිත සේනාරත්න මහතා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවෙන් පැන යාමට කටයුතු සූදානම් කර ඇති බව රාජ්‍ය ඇමති මන්ත්‍රී රෝහිත අබේගුණවර්ධන මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. හෘදයාබාධයක් සඳහා ප්‍රතිකාර ලබාගැනීමට යයි පවසමින් සිංගප්පූරුවට පැන ගොස් එතනින් වෙනත් රටකට පැන යාමට සූදානමින් සිටින බවට තොරතුරු ඇතැයිද ඇමැතිවරයා සඳහන් කළේය. කෙසේ වෙතත් සේනාරත්න මහතා රටින් පලා යාම දැක්වීම සඳහා වැඩපිළිවෙලක් යොදා ඇතැයි ද ඔහු පැවසුවේ කොළඹදී පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදීය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

පැරදුනු සජිත්ට බරපතල මානසික රෝගයක්..? මනෝ වෛද්‍ය ප‍්‍රතිකාර සදහා යොමු කරන්න සූදානම්..
උපුටා ගැන්ම lanka C news
එක්සත් ජාතික පක්‍ෂයේ පරාජිත ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතාගේ ක්‍රියාකලාපය සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඔහුගේ පාර්ශ්වයේ වැඩි මන්ත්‍රී පිරිසක් දැඩි කලකිරීමෙන් සිටී. පරාජයෙන් පසුව නැවතත් දේශපාලන පිටියට නොපිවිසි සජිත් පේ‍්‍රමදාස මහතා හුදෙකලාව කාලය ගත කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඔහුව් විරෝධය පළ කර ඇත. අඩුම තරමින් පක්ෂ නායකත්වය හෝ විපක්ෂ නායකත්වය ලබා ගැනීම සඳහා ප්‍රමාණවත් සටනකට ඔහු යොමු නොවන ඔවුනතර සාකච්ඡා වෙයි. අද දිනයේද සිරිකොතේදී කැඳවා තිබූ පක්ෂ නායක හමුව සඳහා සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා සහභාගී වී නොසිටීම හේතුවෙන් එහි පැමිණ සිටි සජිත් පිලේ මන්ත‍්‍රීවරුන් අදහස් පල... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

Alleged abduction: Swiss embassy denies SL access to its employee -FM asks embassy to follow ‘established procedure’ to allow smooth probe
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
The Swiss embassy in Colombo has declined to give Sri Lanka, conducting an investigation into an alleged abduction of one of its employees, access to the person concerned. Authoritative sources told The Island yesterday that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had been denied an opportunity to record the alleged victim’s statement. Responding to another query, sources said that the investigations had been hampered by the failure on the part of the detectives to question the alleged victim. Susil Premjayantha, who assumed duties as the junior foreign minister at the Foreign... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

Govt. should intervene to probe Shafi, Hisbullah cases
Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said yesterday the government should intervene to investigate the incidents of Dr. Shafi Shahabdeen and the controversy involving Shariya University of former governor M.A.L.M. Hisbullah without any political involvement. The Thera told a news conference that he expected the government would carry out its responsibility in dealing with these issues. “It is regrettable in the way the previous government and the CID behaved in the matter regarding Dr. Shahabdeen. The government should conduct a proper investigation into this matter,” the Thera said. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

Committee to make recommendations for top posts in State institutions
Courtesy Adaderana
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a committee consisting of six members to recommend qualified professionals for the topmost positions in State institutions, says the President’s Media Division (PMD). This committee is required to submit its recommendations for the leading posts at public enterprises, state institutions, and state-owned commercial enterprises on or before the 18th of December this year. Mr. Sumith Abeysinghe, former Secretary of the Cabinet of Ministers and senior State official with extensive experience in the public sector, will chair this committee. Former Chairman of John Keells Holdings Plc.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

Lanka seeks Swiss embassy’s cooperation in cracking employee abduction case
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 28 (newsin.asia): The Government of Sri Lanka has said that it has taken serious note of the alleged criminal incident concerning a locally recruited staff member of the Embassy of Switzerland in Colombo, on Monday 25 November 2019. On being informed of the alleged incident yesterday, the Police has taken immediate action to commence an investigation into the matter. In order to enable the relevant authorities to conduct the investigation smoothly and according to established procedure, the fullest cooperation of the Embassy of Switzerland has been requested.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

වෛද්‍ය සාෆි පිළිබඳ පසුගිය රජය ක්‍රියාකළ ආකාරය ගැන රතන හිමි කතා කරයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
කුරුණෑගල රෝහලේ සේවය කළ වෛද්‍ය සාෆි ෂිහාබ්දීන් පිළිබඳව පසුගිය ආණ්ඩුව ක්‍රියාකළ ආකාරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් පූජ්‍ය අතුරලියේ රතන හිමියන්අදහස් පළ කළා. ඒ, කොළඹදී පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී. https://youtu.be/cyRR0TSE8X8... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

පසුගිය රජයේ දුෂණ අක්‍රමිකතා ගැන අල්ලස් කොමිසමට පැමිණිලි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
පසුගිය ආණ්ඩුව සමයේදී සිදු වූ බවට පැවසෙන දූෂණ සහ අක්‍රමිකතා පිළිබඳව පැමිණිලි කිරීම සඳහා සිවිල් සංවිධාන කිහිපයක් අද අල්ලස් හෝ දූෂණ චෝදනා විමර්ශන කොමිෂන් සභාවට පැමිණියා. බිංගිරිය ආයෝජන කලාපයේ කිලෝමීටර් 6ක මාර්ගයක් ඉදිකිරීමේදී සිදු වූ බවට පැවසෙන වංචාවක් පිළිබඳව බිංගිරිය ආයෝජන කලාපය සුරැකීමේ සංවිධානය අල්ලස් කොමිසමට පැමිණිලි කළා. මේ අතර, මහනගර සහ බස්නාහිර සංවර්ධන අමාත්‍යංශයේ සිදු වූ මූල්‍ය වංචාවක් පිළිබඳව ජාතික නිදහස් වෘත්තීය සේවක සංගමයද අල්ලස් කොමිසමට ලිඛිත පැමිණිල්ලක් ඉදිරිපත් කළා. https://youtu.be/FZGDyiAM-o4 හිටපු සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය රාජිත සේනාරත්න මහතාගේ අනුදැනුම මත... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

රණවිරු දඩයමට එරෙහිව ජනපති කොමිසක් පත් කරන්නැයි ඉල්ලීමක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
රණවිරු දඩයමට එරෙහිව ජනාධිපති කොමිසක් පත් කරන ලෙස විශ්‍රාමික මේජර් අජිත් ප්‍රසන්න මහතා ඉල්ලා සිටිනවා. ඒ හෝමාගම මහේස්ත්‍රාත් අධිකරණයේ පැවති නඩු කටයුත්තකට පැමිණි අවස්ථාවේදී මාධ්‍ය වෙත අදහස් දක්වමින්. https://youtu.be/S9SajfvbNR4 මාධ්‍යවේදී ප්‍රගීත් එක්නැළිගොඩ අතුරුදහන්වීම පිලිබද නඩුව හෝමාගම මහේස්ත්‍රාත් අධිකරණයේදී අද යලි සලකා බැලුනා. මෙහිදී මෙතෙක් හෝමාගම මහේස්ත්‍රාත් අධිකරණයේ පැවති නඩු කටයුත්ත අවසන් කිරීමට හෝමාගම මහේස්ත්‍රාත්වරයා අද තීරණය කළා. මෙම නඩුවේ දෙවන විත්තිකරු වන ප්‍රබෝධ සිරිවර්ධන ඇතුළු බුද්ධි අංශ නිලධාරීන් තිදෙනෙකු නිදහස් කිරීමටද මහේස්ත්‍රාත්වරයා නියෝග කළා. >කෙසේ වෙතත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

Thajudeen homicide four years after – Revision application to be taken up in January
Sri Lankan News
A WELL PLANNED OPERATION THAT FAILED TO BEAR FRUIT THE BELLIGERENTs (1) NGO OPERATION BACKED BY CIA (2) BACKED BY LOCAL OPERATORS SIMILAR TO THE LATEST  SWISS EMBASSY SCANDAL (3) THAJUDEENS SOCIALITES WHO LASED HIS FINAL SHOTS OF POL WITH MIND BENDING DRUGS (4) YAHAPALANA GOONS ON A  PAID MISSION TO ELIMINATE THE RAJAPAKSES FROM THE POLITICAL ARENA (5) FOREIGN MISSIONS ANGERED AT  ENDING THE E- eLAM  WARS https://youtu.be/RkT3Z-OZ9lk https://youtu.be/X2Fa-VPQzV4... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

තාජුඩීන් සිද්ධියේ පරීක්ෂණ ගැන නාරාහේන්පිට හිටපු OIC ගෙන් හෙළිදරව්වක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
රගර් ක්‍රීඩක වසීම් තාජුඩීන්ගේ සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ පවුලේ සාමාජිකයින් සම්බන්ධ බවට සාවද්‍ය සාක්ෂි ලබාදෙන ලෙස අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ හිටපු අධ්‍යක්ෂ ශානි අබේසේකර ඇතුළු නිලධාරීන් පිරිසක් තමන්ට සහ තම පවුලට දැඩි බලපෑම් එල්ලකළ බවට නාරාහේන්පිට පොලිසියේ අපරාධ අංශයේ හිටපු ස්ථානාධිපති සුමිත් පෙරේරා මහතා අද අනාවරණ කළා. ඒල සත්‍ය ගවේෂකයෝ සංවිධානය කොළඹ අද කැඳවා තිබූ ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකට එක්වෙමින්. https://youtu.be/RkT3Z-OZ9lk https://youtu.be/X2Fa-VPQzV4... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

බදියුදීන් මුදල් අවභාවිත කළ බව අමාත්‍යාංශයම කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
හිටපු අමාත්‍ය රිෂාඩ් බදීයුදීන් විසින් දිර්ඝ කාලීනව අවතැන් වූ පුද්ගලයින් නැවත පදිංචි කිරීමේ ව්‍යාපෘතියට වෙන් කල මුදල් ඡන්දදායකයින් ප්‍රවාහනය කිරීම සඳහා යොදා ගෙන ඇති බව කර්මාන්ත හා වාණිජ කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශය පවසනවා. ඔහු විසින් රුපියල් අනුපන් ලක්ෂ 29,060ක මුදලක් මෙලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකා ගමනා ගමන මණ්ඩලයට ඒ වෙනුවෙන් ගෙවා ඇති බව සදහන්. පසුගිය ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදි අවතැන් වුවන් ලෙස හදුන්වමින් පුත්තලමේ ජිවත් වු පිරිසක් ඡන්දය ප්‍රකාශ කිරිම සදහා ශ්‍රී ලංගම බස්රථ 222කින් මන්නාරම දක්වා ප්‍රවාහනය කිරිම පිළිබදව හිටපු අමාත්‍ය රිෂාඩ් බදීයුදීන්ට එරෙහිව චෝදනා එල්ල වුණා. ඒ පිළිබදව ප්‍රථමයෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

ස්විස් සිද්ධිය ගැන අගමැති පූර්ණ වාර්තාවක් ඉල්ලයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
ස්විට්සර්ලන්ත තානාපති කාර්යාලයේ නිලධාරිනියක් රඳවාගෙන ප්‍රශ්න කළ බව කියන සිද්ධිය පිළිබඳව සම්පූර්ණ වාර්තාවක් ලබාදෙන ලෙස ආරක්ෂක අංශ වලට තමා උපදෙස් ලබාදුන් බව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ පවසනවා. අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ ඔහු යටතේ පවතින නිවාස සංවර්ධන අමාත්‍යාංශයේදී අද වැඩ භාර ගැනීමෙන් අනතුරුව මාධ්‍ය වෙත අදහස් දක්වමින්. කෙසේ වෙතත්, අද පස්වරුව දක්වා ඊට අදාලව කිසිදු පැමිණිල්ලක් ඉදිරිපත් වී නොතිබුණු බවද අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා සඳහන් කළා. එහෙත් පැමිණිල්ලක් නොමැතිව වූවද, විමර්ශන සිදුකරන ලෙස තමන් දැනුම්දුන් බවයි අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් කියා සිටියේ. https://youtu.be/WEkoNm4Gk-0... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

සුරක්ෂා රක්ෂණය දිගටම - නව අධ්‍යාපන ඇමතිගෙන් තීරණයක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
පසුගිය රජය විසින් පාසැල් දරුවන් සඳහා ක්‍රියාත්මක කළ සුරක්ෂා රක්ෂණය කිසිසේත්ම නතර නොකරන බව අධ්‍යාපන, ක්‍රීඩා සහ තරුණ කටයුතු අමාත්‍ය ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම පවසනවා. අමාත්‍යවරයා මේ බව ප්‍රකාශ කළේ හිරු ප්‍රවෘත්ති අංශය ඔහුගෙන් මේ පිළිබඳව විමසු අවස්ථාවේදීයි එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ අමාත්‍යවරයා කියා සිටියේ, හිටපු අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යවරයා විසින් ආරම්භ කළ මෙම ව්‍යාපෘතිය අගය කළ යුතු බවයි.<br /><br />ශ්‍රී ලංකා රක්ෂණ සංස්ථාව සමඟ සාකච්ඡා කර මෙය යළිත් ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන බවයි ඔහු ප්‍රකාශ කළේ. මිට අමතරව පාසැල් දරුවන්ට පසුගිය රජයෙන් ලබාදුන් ටැබ් පරිඝනක ව්‍යාපෘතියේ ගැටළු සහ අක්‍රමිකතා පවතින බැවින් එම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

SAJITH AVOIDS TODAY MEETING AS WELL
Courtesy Hiru News
UNF coalition leaders met at Sirikotha today to discuss the crises over the opposition leader position and the UNP Leadership. A group of party members including UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam participated. However, MP Sajith Premadasa was conspicuously absent in the meeting today as well. UNP General Secretary Kariyawasam told our news team that he finds it difficult to contact MP Premadasa. https://youtu.be/hwtc7YFN4lU He said that he expects to discuss the outcome of today’s meeting with MP... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

MAXIMUM RATE OF INCOME TAX REDUCED BY 6%; THE DECISION TO BE TAKEN WITHIN A WEEK ABOUT THE RELIEF TO THE DEBT-RIDDEN
Courtesy Hiru News
All forms of tax on information and communication technology have been waived. This was announced by joint cabinet spokesman Minister Bandula Gunawardene this afternoon. He further stated that three segments of tax, 6%, 12 % and 18 %, have been reduced for income tax as well. https://youtu.be/ZMa2CQrRh0g https://youtu.be/LlGcZM_lF2Q... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

A six-member committee to select professionals
Courtesy Hiru News
On the advice of President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, a six-member committee of professionals have been appointed by the Presidential Secretariat to recommend the appointment of competent and qualified professionals to government institutions. The committee is headed by Sumith Abeysinghe, a former Cabinet Secretary. The committee is comprised of Susantha Ratnayake, Dr. Nalaka Godahewa, Dias Gomes, Dr. Prasanna Gunasena and Professor Jagath Wellawatte. The Presidential Secretariat has also informed the Committee to submit recommendations on qualified professionals to public enterprises, statutory bodies and state-owned... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

Gotabaya’s rise is part of a greater global phenomenon
Harinda Vidanage Courtesy Strategic News International
The new President elect of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is only a week into his administration, but he has already hit the turbo gear and is on full throttle. The president expects everyone in his governance mechanism, including his two elder siblings – irrespective of the fact that one was a two-term president and the other the eldest brother in the family – to deliver results at the same pace with which he is cruising. Sri Lanka is experiencing an unprecedented political transformation that many Sri Lankans have been yearning... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

Appeal - please recall JC Weliamuna back to Sri Lanka immediately
Sri Lankans in Australia
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(LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

Why is UK Labor Jeremy Corbyn & John McDonnell taking side of Tamils & not Jews?
UK is holding general elections. Anyone contesting should be trying to represent the interests of the people in the UK and not issues relevant to other countries which the government of those countries should solve. How representative of the British is the Labor Party? Some of the Party stalwarts have been regularly engaged in speaking about issues relevant to other countries more than what the Brits are going through in Britain. More than 14 million Brits, including 4.5 million children, are living below the breadline. 33.4 million people in the UK labour force and 1.56 million people were classed as... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 28/11/19)

ජනපතිට සිවු දිගින් මල් වරුසා.. ඔහු සියල්ල වෙනස් කරමින් සිටී.. රාජ්‍ය ආයතනවල මුල් පුටුවලට පුරවැසියන්ගෙන් අයදුම්පත් කැදවයි..
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November 27, 2019 at 10:32 pm | රාජ්‍ය ආයතවල සභාපතිවරුන් හා අධ්‍යක්ෂ මණ්ඩල සාමාජිකයක් බඳවා ගැනීම වෙනුවෙන් ජනපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය පුරවැසියන්ගෙන් අභිලාෂ (කැමැත්ත) කැඳවීමට තීරණය කර තිබේ. ඒ අනුව රාජ්‍ය ආයාතන හා ව්‍යාපාර ලාභදායි ලෙස පවත්වාගෙන යෑමට ඒවා ලාභදායි වභාපාර ලෙස පත්කිරීමට හැකි සුදුසුකම් ලත් වෘත්තීය වේදින්ගෙන් ජනපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය අභිලාෂ කැඳවීමට තිරණය කර තිබේ. මේ සඳහා වන දැන්වීම් පුවත් පත් මගින් ප්‍රකාශයට පත්කර තිබේ. එසේ යොමුකරන අභාලාෂ පත්‍රිකා වෘත්තීය වේදීන්ගෙන් සමන්විත කමිටුවක් මගින් නැවත සලකා බැලීමෙන් පසුව පත්කිරීම් සිදුකීරිමට නියමිතව තිබේ. මේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/19)

සුරකිමු ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරයෙන් පැහැදිළි කිරීමක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
විල්පත්තු වනාන්තර පද්ධතියේ කොටසක් එහි අනවසර පදිංචිකරුවන්ට ලබාදුන් බවට පැතිර යන කටකතා අසත්‍ය බව සුරකිමු ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරය පවසනවා. https://youtu.be/eMesvxcdCQ8 එහි සභාපති පූජ්‍ය පාහියන්ගල ආනන්ද සාගර හිමියන් අද වනජීවි අමාත්‍යාංශයේ පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකට එක්වෙමින් සඳහන් කළේ හිටපු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතාගේ උපදෙස් මත විල්පත්තු නඩුව සමතයකට පත් කිරීමට නීතිපති දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව යෝජනා කර ඇති බවයි. මේ අතර, හිටපු අමාත්‍ය රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන් මහතාට අයත් බව කියන ඉඩම් විශාල ප්‍රමාණයක් සම්බන්ධයෙන් ද උන්වහන්සේ මෙහිදී අනාවරණ  කළා.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/19)

Sinhala Nidikumbas stun the pundits with their victory (Part 2)
By H. L. D. Mahindapala Courtesy Ceylon Today
The massive swing against the UNP indicates clearly that the nation was biding its time to cut the neck of Ranil's regime with the sharp edge of their lengthy ballot papers. And they did it in right royal style, peacefully and decisively, leaving no doubt in anyone's mind that they can't be fooled by bogus  theoreticians in civil society and NGOs who had lost their moral compass. The people's reply was loud and clear.  And the besieged nation is now settling down again hoping that a change of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/19)

Will enact Bill to protect public officers performing duties - PM
Courtesy Adaderana
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has pledged to enact a Bill to protect public servants who perform their duties. The Premier made these remarks as he assumed duties as the Minister of Water Supply Housing Facilities today (27). https://youtu.be/dptj_akgNfg He also stated that the existing procedure that brings such public officers before the judiciary or the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) when they perform their duties. ‘We must ensure their safety,’ the Prime Minister stressed. In the meantime, three State Ministers, who took oaths this morning, and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/19)

Cabinet announces several tax reliefs
Courtesy Ada Derana
The Cabinet has given its approval to remove the Nation Building Tax (NBT), Pay As You Earn (PAYE) Tax and Withholding Tax on interests, the Co-Cabinet Spokesperson Bandula Gunawardena said today. He mentioned this during the first press briefing to announce the decisions of the new government’s Cabinet of Ministers, held at the Department of Government Information this evening. https://youtu.be/E-OvipR2Jlc He also said that the Cabinet has further decided to reduce the telecommunications levy by 25%. Thereby the current telecommunications levy of 30% has been reduced to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/19)

Speaker recognizes Ranil as Opposition Leader
Courtesy Ada Derana
The Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya says that he has recognized UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Leader of the Opposition, upholding Parliamentary traditions. In a twitter message, he said that recognition of the Leader of the UNFGG as the Leader of the Opposition was done upholding established Parliamentary traditions that should not be violated “While I empathize with the challengers too, it is best that a party’s internal disputes are settled from within,” he tweeted. Last week, the UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam had requested the Speaker... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/19)

Sri Lankan shares, rupee gain ahead of tax cuts
Courtesy Reuters
COLOMBO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares ended higher on Wednesday, helped by gains in beverage and banking shares, while the rupee ended firmer on hopes of tax cuts by the new government. ** After the market closed, Cabinet Spokesman Bandula Gunawardana said the government has decided to reduce value-added tax to 8% from 15% with effect from Dec. 1. ** Sri Lanka’s central bank is likely to leave its key interest rates on hold at a policy review on Friday, a Reuters poll indicated, while it waits for the new government’s economic policies after... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/19)

Govt. unaware of Swiss Embassy employee incident
Courtesy Daily Mirror
The government today said it was unaware of the incident where an employee of the Switzerland Embassy in Sri Lanka was detained forcefully and threatened. The Swiss Foreign Ministry said that an employee of the Swiss Embassy in Sri Lanka has been forcefully detained and threatened. When questioned about these reports at the cabinet news briefing today, Minister Bandula Gunawardana said they were unaware of such an incident. “We are not aware of such an incident. The Acting IGP will make a statement on this issue,” he said.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/19)

යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුව රටට රු¡ බිලියන 3ල360 අහිමි කිරීමට එරෙහි අල්ලස් හෝ දූෂණ චෝදනා විමර්ශන කොමිෂන් සභාවට 2019-11-27 දින කල පැමිණිල්ල
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය සංජීව ධම්මික ලේකම් - විදුලිය පාවිච්චිකරන්නන්ගේ සංගමය 
2015 වන විට විබ්මත්ව හා නීත්‍යානූකූලව අනුමත කොට තිබූ රටට ලාභදායිම ඛභඨ විදුලිබල ව්‍යාපෘතිය ඉදිකිරීම වංචනිකව හා දූෂිත ලෙස ප්‍රමාද කිරීමෙන් යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුව රටට රු¡ බිලියන 3ල360 අහිමි කිරීමට එරෙහි අල්ලස් හෝ දූෂණ චෝදනා විමර්ශන කොමිෂන් සභාවට 2019-11-27 දින කල පැමිණිල්ල¡ 2012 අගෝස්තු අමාත්‍ය මණ්ඩල අනුමත සාකච්ඡා කමිටුවක් :ක‍Aභක‍- මගින් දේශිය හා විදේශිය මාධ්‍ය තුළින් කරන ලද ටෙන්ඩර් දැන්වීමකට අනුව 1ල200 ඵඋ ද්‍රව ස්වාභාවික වායු :ඛභඨ- විදුලි බලාගාරයක්, ඛභඨ පර්යන්තයක් හා ඛභඨ ගබඩා සංකීර්ණයක් ඹීෘ 1ල350 ඵ ආයෝජනයක් සහිතව ඵඍඵඍ හම්බන්තොට වරාය කර්මාන්ත කලාපයේ ඉදිකිරීම සඳහා ව්‍යාපෘති... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/19)

Presidential swearing in at Ruwanveli Maha Saeya, Anuradhapura: Lest its symbolism is misread by rabid antinationalist racists
By Rohana R. Wasala 
“I love my country. I am proud of my country. I have a vision concerning my country. I appeal to all Sri Lankans to join together in building a prosperous land for posterity”  declared Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on being sworn in as the seventh executive president of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka near the Ruwanveli Mahasaeya at Anuradhapura on November 18, 2019. After assuming duties at the presidential secretariat in Colombo on the following day, he made this FB entry: ‘I am now the President of all Sri Lankans, whether they voted for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/19)

While offering my heartfelt congratulations to Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his election as the President of our beloved country it is important to note his road to success was not an easy one.
Viraj Kithsiri 
While offering my heartfelt congratulations to Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his election as the President of our beloved country it is important to note his road to success was not an easy one. It is suffice to say the mood nationwide was reminiscent of the day in May 2009 when Tiger guerrillas were militarily defeated once and for all. By winning the election handsomely with the support of Mahinda Rajapaksa the duo have debunked myths that prevailed in our country for a second time now. It is no secret we all believed Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/19)

Govt. urged to seek Nishantha’s extradition Wijeyadasa reveals powwow between CID Chief and President MS
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
November 26, 2019, 10:21 pm  UNP MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakse, PC, yesterday revealed that he had personally brought the underhand activities of Chief Inspector Nishantha de Silva to the notice of the then President Maithripala Sirisena but the officer had been given a free hand. Former justice minister Rajapakse was commenting on the officer attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) leaving the country over the last weekend with his wife and three children to Switzerland without informing the police. Responding to The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/19)

Gotabhaya's Visit to Delhi and the Nation's Environmental and Constitutional concerns.
By Chandre Dharmawardana
The Indian government, by acting with strategic alacrity  managed a diplomatic advance in inviting the New President of Sri Lanka to Delhi, within the first breath of the new presidency. The new president, in accepting the invitation equally rapidly has shown his friendliness and openness for dialogue, at a time when Tamil Nadu leaders remained mute, judging the election purely in terms of a hostile historical narrative. The central government in India has always had its doctrine of dominance  in the south Asian theater.   However, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa  has already stated very clearly that the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/19)

First STOP Tamil Racism in Sri Lanka
Who can explain how communities can be brought together when the leaders representing them continue to drum racism? Have we heard any national sentiment from the present day Tamil leaders? When will they cease to recirculate a handful of past examples that plug hate & revenge in the minds of their people? Why do they not want to urge their people to think in the interests of the Nation first? No peaceful coexistence can take place in word or paper if the leaders that claim to represent minorities carry forward a different and racist agenda and drag their people to... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 26/11/19)

Ban all MahaVir Days and arrest all those responsible.
By : A.A.M.NIZAM - MATARA.
Reports from the North state that the separatist elements in the North led by the racist terrorist rump TNA are making arrangements in all districts of the North to commemorate November 27th as the Mahavir Day.  They are reported to be clearing many sites to hold these functions.  This is particularly held to provoke the security forces who with sacrifices of their lives and limbs liberated this country from 30 years of terrorist atrocities which included inhuman barbaric killing of innocent villagers in the so-called border areas that prevailed at that time including... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/19)

Understanding BBC- for whom is BBC pulling Jak seeds (kos ata) out of hot coals?
Ramanie de Zoysa
There is an apt Sinhala saying “balallun lava kos ata bawanawa”; the phrase literally means someone is using a cat’s paw to pull out (roated) Jak seeds (kos ata) from the fire. Jak seeds roasted in a woodfire is a tasty treat eaten by Sinhala villagers; once roasted, one needs a fireproof utensil to pull out the roasted nut.  BBC has been one of the most prominent mouthpieces for the terrorist group LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelaam) that ravaged Sri Lanka for over three decades; killing over a hundred thousand people... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/19)

Mega Consumer Tourism Promotion at Sri Lanka Food and Cultural Festival - 2019 in Sydney
Press Release Consulate General of Sri Lanka Sydney
The Sri Lanka Food and Cultural Festival – 2019, a Sri Lankan Tourism Consumer Promotional Event which was jointly organised by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), and Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney, was held at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour from 23rd to 24th November 2019. The dignitaries at the official opening include, Hon Scott Farlow, Leader of the House of the Legislative Council of New South Wales (representing Acting Minister for Multiculturalism in NSW), Hon Kevin Connolly, MP/Riverstone, Hon Karen Pensabene, Strathfield Council, H.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/19)

සිතා හෝ නොසිතා මැකෝලා කරණ ජාතිද්‍රෝහී කතා
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B.,Ph.D.
2019 චන්දය ගැන කතාකරමින් පැෆරල් විධායක නිලධාරී රෝහණ හෙට්ටිාරච්චි වාර්තාකලේ සමහර පන්සල් (හාමුදුරුවරු) චන්ද නීතිය කඩකල බවය. මැකෝ දේශප්‍රිය විසින් ගෝඨාභය ජනාධිපතිවීමේ නිල නිවේදන කතාවේදී ආගමික නායකයින් දේශපාලනයේ යෙදීම විවේචනය කලේය. මෙය එල්ලවන්නේ ගමේ පන්සලට මිස හොරෙන් එය කරණ ලෙබ්බේවරුන්ට හෝ ඇතැම් එකී නොකී ක්‍රිස්තියානි පූජකවරයින්ට හෝ නොවේ. මේ දෙන්නා මෙසේ කතාකරන්නේ මාක්ස්වාදය බදාගෙනද, නැත්නම්බොරු ඇමෙරිකන්-ප්‍රංශ ලිබරල්වාදයෙන් අන්‌ධවීද යන්න පැහැදිලි නැත. මීට හේතුව නම් ගොඨාභයට විරුද්ධව දඹර අමිල හිමි- හිරුණිකා-රාජිතගේ සිට රන්ජන් රාමනායක-චම්පික රණවක-සරත් ෆොන්සේකා දක්‌වා අය කල අසාධාරණ හා අසත්‍ය ප්‍රකාශ ඉදිරියේ මේ දෙන්නා බකන්නිලාගෙන නැත්නම් අසරණව සිටි නිසාය. චන්ද නීතිය ගොබ්බ නීතියක් විය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/19)

"Don't Want To Get Between Superpowers": Sri Lanka President On India, China
Courtesy NDTV
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is considered pro-China, said he wanted Sri Lanka to be a "neutral country" and work with all the countries. Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he wanted to work very closely with both India and China. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will work with India and it won't do anything that will harm its interests, newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said ahead of his visit to New Delhi later this week. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is considered pro-China, said he wanted Sri Lanka to be a "neutral country" and work... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/19)

‘Why Allow Only China To Invest In Sri Lanka And Then Grumble?’
Courtesy  Strategic News International
Ours is a small country and needs foreign investment to shore up its economy, says Sri Lankan Present Gotabaya Rajapaksa. In his first interview after taking charge, he told Nitin A. Gokhale, Editor-in-Chief of BharatShakti.in and SNI, that the island nation’s involvement with China is commercial. He has a message and an invite for regional powers like India, Japan, Singapore and Australia: You too should help Sri Lanka by investing and encouraging private countries in your countries to invest in the island nation. Why leave it to China alone and then “grumble”? ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/19)

Street name boards in Tamil vandalised to disrupt Prez’s Indian visit
Jamila Husain Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had told some of his confidantes on Monday that he believed recent complaints of street name boards in Tamil language being vandalised had been done by a group of people who attempted to disrupt President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's upcoming visit to India. The Prime Minister, over a telephone conversation with Senior DIG Ajith Rohana last Sunday night, had instructed that the matter be probed immediately and those responsible arrested. He had then ordered officials at the Prime Minister's office to put up the name boards... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/19)

It was a mistake to lease Hambantota port for 99 years - President Gotabhaya
Courtesy Hiru News
President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says that the previous government has made a mistake by giving the Hambantota port which is strategically and economically very close to many major shipping lanes on a 99-year lease.  President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa made this statement during an interview with the Indian news service SNI, which was the first interview given by the President to foreign media after his election to office. https://youtu.be/YYCz4KY6tVk He further stated that the Hambantota Port Leasing Agreement should be re-evaluated. The President added that he is ready to discuss... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/19)

POLICE COMMISSION RECEIVES 5 COMPLAINTS REQUESTING IT TO ARREST FORMER CID DIRECTOR SHANI ABEYSEKERA
Courtesy Hiru News
Five factions have filed complaints with the Police Headquarters against former CID director Shani Abeysekera for allegedly investigating cases in a controversial manner to please political needs. The complainants have requested to arrest SSP Shani Abeysekera and appoint a committee to review the cases which were investigated by SSP Abeysekera during the previous regime. Further, they stated that SSP Shani Abeysekera is preparing to flee the country and attention should be drawn to his attempt. https://youtu.be/ydwY09iI3Wg The Police... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/19)

හම්බන්තොට වරාය වසර 99කට බදු දීම වැරැද්දක් - ගිවිසුම යළි ඇගයිය යුතුයි - ජනපති ගෝඨාභය කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
ප්‍රධාන නෞකා මාර්ග රැසක් ආසන්නයේ පිහිටි ක්‍රමෝපාය අතින් මෙන්ම ආර්ථික වශයෙන් අතිශය වැදගත් හම්බන්තොට වරාය 99 වසර බද්දට චීනයට ලබාදීම පසුගිය රජය සිදුකර ඇති වැරැද්දක් බව ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ පවසනවා. https://youtu.be/YYCz4KY6tVk ජනාධිපති ධුරයට පත්වීමෙන් අනතුරුව විදෙස් මාධ්‍යයකට ලබාදුන් ප්‍රථම සාකච්ඡාව ලෙස ඉන්දීය එස්.එන්.අයි. ප්‍රවෘත්ති සේවය සමඟ සම්මුඛ සාකච්ඡාවකට සහභාගි වෙමින් ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මේ බව සඳහන් කළා. එහිදී ඔහු වැඩිදුරටත් කියා සිටියේ හම්බන්තොට වරාය බදු දීමේ ගිවිසුම නැවත ඇගයීමකට ලක්කළ යුතු බවයි. ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මෙම සාකච්ඡාව ලබාදුන්නේ ලබන 29 වන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/19)

සී.අයි.ඩී. හිටපු අධ්‍යක්ෂ ශානි, අත්අඩංගුවට ගන්නැයි, පොලිස් කොමිසමට පැමිණිලි 5ක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
දේශපාලන වුවමනා මත මතභේදාත්මක ලෙස පරීක්ෂණ මෙහෙයවීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් චෝදනා එල්ල වී සිටින අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ හිටපු අධ්‍යක්ෂ ශානි අබේසේකරට එරෙහිව පාර්ශව 5ක් විසින් පොලිස් කොමිසමට පැමිණිලි ඉදිරිපත් කර තිබෙනවා. එමගින් ඔවුන් ඉල්ලා ඇත්තේ ශානි අබේසේකර අත්අඩංගුවට ගත යුතු අතර, පසුගිය රජය සමයේ ඔහු මෙහෙය වූ නඩු යළි සලකා බැලීම සඳහා කමිටුවක් පත් කළ යුතු බවයි. මීට අමතරව, ඔහු රටින් පැනයාමේ සූදානමක් ද පවතින බැවින් ඒ පිළිබදව ද අවධානය යොමුකළ යුතු බවට ඔවුන් යොමුකළ පැමිණිලිවල සදහන්. https://youtu.be/ydwY09iI3Wg මේ වනවිට අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ හිටපු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/19)

රජයේ වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරීන්ගේ සංගමයෙන් හිටපු සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය රාජිතට චෝදනාවක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
හිටපු සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය රාජිත සේනාරත්න මහතා සහ සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශයේ දූෂිත නිලධාරීන්ට විරුද්ධව ඉදිරියේදී නීතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කළ යුතු බව රජයේ වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය පවසනවා. කොළඹදී අද පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදි එහි නියෝජිතයන් සදහන් කළේ සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශයේ පරිපාලනමය වෙනසක් සිදුවිය යුතු බවයි. මේ අතර පසුගිය රජයේ සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යවරයාව සිටි රාජිත සේනාරත්න මහතා විසින් ප්‍රමිතියෙන් තොර ඖෂධ බෙදා දුන්නේ යැයි චෝදනා කරමින් බෞද්ධ තොරතුරු කේන්ද්‍රයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ පූජ්‍ය අඟුළුගල්ලේ ජිනානන්ද හිමියන් අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව පැමිණිල්ලක් ගොනු කළා. https://youtu.be/lsUOkfnTmT4... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/19)

WELCOME TO SRI LANKA- BEAUTIFUL ISLAND SRI LANKA
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
Dr Gotabaya Rajapakse became our 7th President on 18 November 2019, just a week ago.  The busy Colombo Streets are already clean.  The make-shift vendors have moved out from pavements, so the pedestrians can move freely.  There is no visible garbage dumping in the City, the public responded to the newly elected President call for the maintenance of cleanliness and protection of the environment. At the Airport, prior to his election, inbound and outgoing women were seen in hundreds wearing Burqa and Niqaab.  But today,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/19)

LALITH U GAMAGE- PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE , ICT MASTER MIND- ASSIGNING PRESIDENTIAL MANIFESTO SUBJECTS TO MINISTRIES – PART 2
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
The President has appointed Prof Lalith U Gamage as the new Governor of Central Province. The Governors of Sri Lanka were not busy people in the  past.   In the recent past we had some colourful and not so colourful names in our list of past Governors, including Gamini Fonseka, Karunaratne Divulgane, Niluka Ekanayake, Reginald Cooray, Maithree Gunaratne, Hizbulla, Shan De Silva, Sarath Ekanayake,  Suren Ragaven,  Alawi Moulana,  Hemal Gunasekera, Azad Sally etc. In the list of new Governors, we have witnessed several operators  with sound credentials, including very popular Specialist... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/19)

HARD TIME FOR DELHI
ALI SUKHANVER
The National Capital Territory of Delhi commonly known as the NCR has been facing the worst situation regarding pollution particularly air pollution since long.  And same is the situation in several districts surrounding Delhi from the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. In short, a strange blurriness in the shape of smog has shrouded the historical city of Delhi. Smog is a type of intense air pollution. The word ‘smog’ is a contraction of the words smoke and fog. It is considered the most visible kind of air pollution usually composed of sulphur oxides, nitrogen... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/19)

වල්වැදී තිබූ නීතිය දැන් නිසි ලෙස ක්‍රියාත්මක වෙනවා
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/LtbQwx5MC0Y... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/19)

IMPLEMENTATION OF A NATIONAL DEFENCE POLICY FOR SRI LANKA
BY ASANGA ABEYAGOONASEKERA
“There are none so blind as those who do not see.” Matthew 9:26-27 The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and most wanted terrorist leader after Osama Bin Laden, was killed on October 26th in a US military raid by its Delta Force in the village of Barisha located to the northwest of Syria. The killing occurred in the de-escalation zone of Idlib. Baghdadi’s rule extended over 88,000 sq km, stretching across... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/19)

Milinda reiterates call to abolish Provincial Councils As part of the anticipated constitutional reforms
Courtesy The Island
Milinda Moragoda, Founder of the Pathfinder Foundation and former Cabinet Minister, in a statement called on the new Government to refrain from holding Provincial Council elections prior to the parliamentary elections. He suggested that the Government should, as part of the expected Constitutional overhaul, seek to mobilize the necessary two-thirds majority to repeal the 13th Amendment and thereby abolish the Provincial Council system at the conclusion of parliamentary elections. Moragoda reiterated his earlier proposal that the Provincial Councils should be abolished and power directly devolved to empowered and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/19)

Jumbos go wild
Editorial Courtesy The Island
The blame game is on, in the UNP, with the Ranil Wickremesinghe and Sajith Premadasa factions holding each other responsible for the party’s crushing defeat at the recently concluded presidential election. The Sajith loyalists are raking their rivals over the coals for not having gone the whole hog to ensure the party’s win. The other side insists that the then Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, entrusted with campaigning in the North and the East, succeeded in having the people there vote for Sajith overwhelmingly, but those in charge of the UNP campaign in other areas miserably... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/19)

Gotabaya’s win: a triumph of principles over politics
By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya Courtesy The Island
With ceremonies redolent with symbolism, followed by administrative moves that sent clear messages to the public, Gotabaya Rajapaksa took office as President of Sri Lanka signaling a clarity of purpose and a no-nonsense approach to his duties that lay ahead. The indications are that his will be a leadership very different from that of presidents before him, including that of his brother Mahinda. Unlike previous presidents, Gotabaya is not a politician. The war time defence secretary has a reputation for being a tough administrator and bureaucrat who got things... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/19)

Shift from Neo-liberalist economy to Nationalist economy – an imperative need
N.A. de S. Amaratunga Courtesy The Island
The countries which have benefited from Chinese assistance in Asia, Africa and Europe have not suffered a breach of their independence and sovereignty or lost any significant extents of resources. The world economy, international relations, and geopolitics are at present influenced by two strong ideologies; neo-liberalism and nationalism. First let us see what these terms mean in the context of economic development and independence. The basis of neoliberalism is the idea that the market is the prime determinant of not only prices of goods,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/19)

Ranil is new Opposition leader - Kiriella
W.K. Prasad Manju Courtesy Ceylon Today
Former Leader of the House, Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella said the name of former Prime Minister and UNP Leader, Ranil Wickremesinghe which was proposed for the post of Opposition Leader, had been officially accepted by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya during the Party leaders meeting which was convened yesterday (21). He said a letter submitted to this effect by UNP General Secretary, MP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam was officially endorsed by Speaker Jayasuriya during the meeting yesterday. Kiriella added that another letter that had been submitted to the Speaker, urging him to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/19)

Can GR's Administration continue Yahapalana's work?
By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
Since the conclusion of the election, a number of interesting messages have been floating around in social media. Some of these are obviously in support of the Yahapalana Government that just ended.  The resigned Yahapalana loyalists write in hope that the new administration would continue the good work started by the Yahapalana Government. However, it will be difficult for the new Administration to do so for two reasons. The main reason would be that the new Gotabaya Rajapaksa's Administration strongly disagrees that the work done by the Yahapalana... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/19)

Hurling war crimes allegations: Exposing the Western Media's Selective Amnesia
By: Padraig Colman Courtesy Ceylon Today
The Western Media has predictably greeted the election of our new President with rehashed allegations of war crimes.  Gotabaya Rajapaksa's election was reported on 17 November (over ten years since the LTTE's defeat) On that same date, one newspaper, The London Sunday Times, owned by Rupert Murdoch, led with a story about horrendous crimes committed by British soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Not all of the information is new. What is shocking is the extent of the crimes and of the tireless efforts of the British... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/19)

Was too soon to nominate Sajith for candidacy – Rajitha
Courtesy Adaderana
Former Minister Rajitha Senaratne says that Sajith Premadasa is not yet suitable for the position of the Leader of the Opposition. Joining the ‘Mokada Wune?’ (What happened?) program on Ada Derana, the former Health Minister stated that the crisis within the party was the main reason for the defeat at the Presidential Election. He also said that the institutes appointed to investigate corruption had become even more corrupt. https://youtu.be/UHd-jbnbbBs Stating that the former Prime Minister was committed to the elections campaign ‘with his soul’, Senaratne said... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/19)

CID cop involved in controversial investigations leaves country
Courtesy Adaderana
Chief Inspector Nishantha Silva attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has reportedly left the country this afternoon (24), stated Ada Derana reporter. Silva has been involved in several controversial investigation cases within the CID. Reportedly, the Chief Inspector has left the country to Switzerland with his family at around 12.50 pm this afternoon. When Ada Derana inquired on the matter, Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that Silva had not been granted leave. https://youtu.be/bgI2AGecQxU... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/19)

Lanka’s past, present and future pose daunting challenges to the new leadership
By Vinod Moonesinghe Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 24 (The Sunday Observer): After a quiet Monday and Tuesday, things began to get back to normal on Wednesday, but with a difference. People set off for work with a new enthusiasm. Jaded by four years of ‘Yahapalanaya,’ the public anticipates great things from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. In the short term, it is unlikely that he would face much opposition on the political front. While Sajith Premadasa did creditably, winning 42% of the vote, his United National Party cannot be content with the result. A quarter... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/19)

“Tea” if by sea, “Cha” if by land: Why the world has only two words for tea
By Nikhil Sonnad/The Quartz Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say “tea” in the world. One is like the English term—té in Spanish and tee in Afrikaans are two examples. The other is some variation of cha, like chay in Hindi. Both versions come from China. How they spread around the world offers a clear picture of how globalization worked before “globalization” was a term anybody used. The words that sound like “cha” spread across the land, along the Silk Road. The “tea”-like phrasings spread over water, by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/19)

රටේ කිසි විටකත් හමුදා පාලනයක් ඇති නොවන බව නව ආරක්ෂක ලේකම් කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
රටේ කිසි විටකත් හමුදා පාලනයක් ඇති නොවන බවත්, ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය ආරක්ෂා කිරීමට පියවර ගන්නා බවටත් ආරක්ෂක ලේකම් විශ්‍රාමික මේජර් ජෙනරාල් කමල් ගුණරත්න  මහතා පවසනවා. ආරක්ෂක ලේකම්වරයා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ මිහින්තලේ පුදබිමට පැමිණ ආශිර්වාද ලබාගැනීමෙන් අනතුරුව මාධ්‍යට අදහස් දක්වමින්. නව ආරක්ෂක ලේකම් විශ්‍රාමික මේජර් ජෙනරාල් කමල් ගුණරත්න මහතා ඊයේ මිහින්තලේ රජමහා විහාරයට ගොස් විහාරාධිපති පූජ්‍ය වළවාහැංගුණු වැවේ ධම්මරතන හිමියන් බැහැදැක ආශිර්වාද ලබාගත්තා. https://youtu.be/EfgKJwyux9Q... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/19)

යහපාලනය සත්‍ය වශයෙන් උදා වී ඇති බව පූජ්‍ය අංකුඹුරේ පේමවංශ හිමි කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
සත්‍ය වශයෙන්ම ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට දැන් යහපාලනය උදාවී ඇති බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා රාමඤ්ඤ මහා නිකායේ අනුනායක පූජ්‍ය අංකුඹුරේ පේමවංශ හිමියන් පවසනවා. අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැණික්හින්න - හුරීකඩුව ශ්‍රී විද්‍යා සාගර පිරිවෙනට පැමිණි අවස්ථාවේදියි උන්වහන්සේ මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ. https://youtu.be/AQ6CE0xmD_w අද උදෑසන අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ දළදා සමිදුන් වැද පුදා ගැනීමෙන් අනතුරුව දළදා සමිදුන් වෙනුවෙන් සිදුකරන කිරි පිඩු පූජාවට ද එක් වුණා. අනතුරුවයි අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා, මැණික්හින්න - හුරීකඩුව ශ්‍රී විද්‍යාසාගර පිරිවෙනට පැමිණ ශ්‍රී ලංකා රාමඤ්ඤ මහා නිකායේ මහානායක අතිපූජ්‍ය නාපානේ පේමසිරි  හිමියන් බැහැදැක ආශිර්වාද ලබා ගත්තා.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/19)

ශානි අබේසේකරට එරෙහිව වහා නීතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කළ යුතුයි - මැඩිල්ලේ හිමි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ හිටපු අධ්‍යක්ෂ ශානි අබේසේකරට එරෙහිව වහාම නීතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කළ යුතු බව සිංහලේ සංවිධානය පවසනවා. එහි මහලේකම් පූජ්‍ය මැඩිල්ලේ පඤ්ඤාලෝක හිමියන් මේ බව කියා සිටියේ කොළඹ අද පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක්වෙමින්. මේ අතර අපරාධ පරික්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ හිටපු අධ්‍යක්ෂ ශානි අබේසේකර මහතා විදෙස්ගතවීමේ සූදානමක් ඇති බැවින් එය වළැක්වීමට කටයුතු කරන ලෙස නව සිංහල රාවය ජාතික සංවිධානයේ මහලේකම් පූජ්‍ය මාගල්කන්දේ සුදත්ත හිමියන් පවසනවා. කළුතර අද පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකට එක්වෙමින් උන්වහන්සේ මේ බව සඳහන් කළ අතර, තවත් පාර්ශ්ව කිහිපයක් මේ පිළිබඳ අදහස් පළකළා. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/19)

දේශපාලන බලපෑම් මත,ආන්දෝලනාත්මක ලෙස සී.අයි.ඩි විමර්ශන මෙහෙය වූ, නිශාන්ත ද සිල්වා, දරු පවුල ද සමඟ රටින් පනී
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ හිටපු අධ්‍යක්ෂ ශානි අබේසේකර සමඟ ආන්දෝලනාත්මක පරීක්ෂණ මෙහෙය වූ ප්‍රධාන පොලිස් පරීක්ෂක නිශාන්ත ද සිල්වා අද සිය දරු පවුල ද සමඟ හොර රහසේම ස්විට්සර්ලන්තය බලා පළා ගොස් තිබෙනවා. කටුනායක ගුවන් තොටුපළ හිරු වාර්තාකරු සඳහන් කළේ ඔහු සිය බිරිඳ සහ දරුවන් තුන් දෙනා සමඟ දහවල් 12.50ට පමණ ස්විස් ගුවන් සේවයට අයත් ඩබ්ලිව්.කේ. 0065 දරණ යානයෙන් දිවයිනෙන් පිටත්ව ගොස් ඇති බවයි. අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ හිටපු අධ්‍යක්ෂ ශානි අබේසේකර සහ ප්‍රධාන පොලිස් පරීක්ෂක නිශාන්ත ද සිල්වා පසුගිය රජය සමයේ දේශපාලනික වුවමනා මත ආන්දෝලනාත්මක සිද්ධීන් කිහිපයක් පිළිබදව පරීක්ෂණ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/19)

Joint Programme to combat drug menace; says Defence Secretary
Courtesy Hiru News
Defence Secretary Retired Major General Kamal Gunarathna says that a joint programme will be carried out with the involvement of the Tri Forces, Police and the general public, to combat the drug menace. He expressed these views after having visited the Mihinthale Raja Maha Viharaya. The Defence Secretary also said that attention has been drawn towards doing justice to war heroes who were unfairly imprisoned.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/19)

Instructions given to cut off unwanted expenditure at State Institutions
Courtesy Hiru News
The government has informed newly appointed Ministers to pay attention towards curbing unwanted expenditure at state institutions. Accordingly, the Presidential Secretariat has informed to manage expenses carefully and that each Minister has to report regarding costs under their respective Ministries. However, instructions have been given not to make any changes in expenses for public welfare. Meanwhile, all foreign travel of state officials has been temporarily suspended... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/19)

Nishantha De Silva Who conducted Controversial CID investigations according to political directives, flees the country with his family
Courtesy Hiru News
The Chief Inspector Nishantha Silva who conducted several controversial investigations with Former CID Director Shani Abeysekara has fled the country to Switzerland with his family. Former CID Director Shani Abeysekara and Chief Inspector Nishantha Silva had carried out investigations into several controversial incidents based on the political requirements of the previous government. Many factions accused them of carrying out investigations in a biased manner based on political requirements https://youtu.be/huYJSWPy1Yk Our correspondent at the BIA noted that he had left the country with his family... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/19)

ASSIGNING PRESIDENTIAL MANIFESTO SUBJECTS TO MINISTRIES
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
The 15 Cabinet Ministers' workload is quite challenging. Each Minister needs to have at least 2 State Ministers. Each State Minister needs to have qualified Professionals and Academics, consisting of at least one identified in each of the allocated Subjects.  In other words, the structure should provide a direct link to each Page in the Saubhagaya Dekma ( the Presidential Manifesto or Vision and Mission Statement of the President) assigning the commitments made to the public. Neither Ministers nor State Ministers are qualified to implement the Manifesto. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/19)

Colonial mindset of supermarket companies
By Janaka Perera
Throughout every Christmas season, customers at supermarkets in Sri Lanka can hear Christmas hymns being sung and the staff wearing red Santa Claus caps, though not all the staff may be Christians.  This no doubt is commercializing religion but why force-feed it on non-Christians too – both employees and customers?   During Buddhist and Hindu festivals however, we hear neither chanting of Buddhist sutras nor Hindu devotional songs at these same supermarkets.  Are we still a European colony? We can understand if this is confined only to December... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/19)

The reaction of a downtrodden majority
by C.A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island
November 23, 2019, 7:46 pm * UNP’s Vibheeshana role* Communalism in minority politicsOpportunity for reset in majority-minority relations What we just experienced was undoubtedly the most eventful week since January 2015. The people of Sri Lanka have voted to end a five year long nightmare. Gota’s victory was not unexpected, but the sheer magnitude of the victory certainly was. What we saw was the reaction of a down trodden, persecuted, humiliated majority community to all the suffering and indignities they had undergone for the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/19)

The decision to appoint 15 Cabinet Ministers only, is excellent and highly commendable. The whole country admires it as the beginning of a New Political culture and Statecraft in this country
Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Former Permanent Secretary to Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranayaka and Ex- President of the Sri Lanka State Administrative Services Association (1991-19194)
22.11.2019. H.E. The President, Sir , Your decision to appoint 15 Cabinet Ministers only, is excellent and highly commendable. The whole country admires it as the beginning of a New Political Culture and Statecraft in this country, as you have promised in your manifesto.  This is said to be the smallest Cabinet after 1956. As you know 1956 was the turning point in Sri Lankan politics in national resurgence.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/19)

SL’s free, fair and peaceful Presidential election an example to the world-A foreign investor’s perspective
Dr. Dietmar Doering -The writer is a German investor, tourism promoter and social scientist based in Sri Lanka Courtesy The Island
Sri Lanka ushered a new era with the election of a typical ‘People’s President’ with a convincing mandate at a critical juncture to lead the country’s 21 million people towards economic prosperity. With 6.9 million plus votes, the clear verdict of the masses reflected the demand for a strong leader, and the election of Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the President effectively drove home the point that the nation clamored for direction and guidance... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/19)

Why Sajith lost -An open letter:
J. M. Jinasena Courtesy The Island
Dear Mr. Premadasa, I did not vote for you, nor am I aligned with a political party. My family are a colour pallet of green, blue, red and now the new pink. Nor am I a political pundit or have a degree in political science. I am writing to you as I find your supporters, the social media and your colleagues, appear to be under the illusion that your failure to win the Presidential elections was due to a single reason and that reason being... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/19)

Saudi Crown Prince congratulates Gotabaya Rajapaksa
.spa.gov.sa
Riyadh, Nov 23, 2019, SPA -- His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, sent a cable of congratulations to Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on taking the oath of office as President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.The Crown Prince said: it is my delight, on the occasion of taking the oath of office, as the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, to send to you sincere congratulations and wishing of good health and happiness and the friendly people of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/19)

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Congratulates Rajapaksa on Taking the Oath of Office, as President of Sri Lanka
spa.gov.sa
Riyadh, Nov 23, 2019, SPA -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sent a cable of congratulations to the His Excellency President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, on taking the oath of office.In his cable, the King said: It is our pleasure, on the occasion of taking the oath as the president of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, to send to you, on behalf of the people and the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and in my own name, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/19)

Extracts from ' Tamil Tigers' Debt to America': US Policy: to control the LTTE but not a complete eradication
By Dr Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today
Daya Gamage worked at the American Embassy in Colombo, as the Sole Foreign Service National and a Political Specialist. He retired in 1994 and has been living in Las Vegas since retirement. After two years of concentration, he has been able to share his knowledge, understanding and his intimate professional association with the US Department of State in the form of a book - Tamil Tigers' Debt to America. Being aware of how America's foreign policy worked- sometimes in a strange manner, he has come out with an unbiased text... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/19)

UK Labour Party manifesto pledges protection of human rights of SL minorities
Courtesy Adaderana
The election manifesto of United Kingdom’s Labour Party has featured Sri Lanka and promised the protection of human rights of Tamil and Muslim populations in the island nation. The Labour Party’s manifesto, aimed at securing the victory of UK’s general election in December, was launched two days ago. Many foreign media had tagged the manifesto as ‘radical’ and ‘ambitious’. The Labour Party has made a pledge that, if elected, it will “work through the UN and the Commonwealth to insist on the protection of human rights for Sri Lanka’s minority Tamil and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/19)

Sajith’s Vauxaull office responses to Sirikotha
Courtesy Hiru News
Former general secretary of UNP Tissa Attanayake issued a statement today in response to the statement issued by UNP general secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam regarding the election campaign of Sajith Premadasa. The statement says that the party’s general secretary is deliberately hiding the truth and accusing the election operation office in Vauxhaull street. Meanwhile convening a media briefing subsequent to the presidential election UNP MP Nalin Bandara said that the party as well as the Sirikotha headquarters did not render the necessary support to Sajith Premadasa during the presidential election... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/19)

සජිත්ගේ වොක්ෂෝල් කාර්යාලයෙන් සිරිකොතට පිළිතුරු
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාසගේ මැතිවරණ ව්‍යාපාරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ මහලේකම් අකිල විරාජ් කාරියවසම් පසුගියදා නිකුත් කළ මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයට ප්‍රතිචාර දක්වමින් එම පක්ෂයේ හිටපු මහලේකම්වරයෙකු වන තිස්ස අත්තනායක ද අද නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කළා. එහි දැක්වෙන්නේ පක්ෂ මහලේකම්වරයා සිතාමතාම සත්‍යය වසන් කරමින් වොක්ෂෝල් වීථියේ පිහිටි මැතිවරණ මෙහෙයුම් කාර්යාලයට චෝදනා කර ඇති බවයි. https://youtu.be/HZt9oG7gISg මේ අතර, ජනාධිපතිවරණයෙන් පසුව මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් කැඳවමින් එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී නලින් බණ්ඩාර චෝදනා කළේ මැතිවරණ ව්‍යාපාරයේදී සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාසට අවශ්‍ය සහය එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ අභ්‍යන්තරයෙන් සහ සිරිකොත මූලස්ථානයෙන් නොලැබුණු බවයි. මෙම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/19)

ශානි අබේසේකර යහපාලන රජයට පක්ෂග්‍රාහී වීම නිසා නිර්දෝශී පිරිස් සිරගතව ඇති බවට ජාතික සංවිධානවලින් චෝදනා
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
අපරාධ පරික්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ හිටපු අධ්‍යක්ෂ ශානි අබේසේකර මහතා පැවති යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුවට පක්ෂග්‍රාහීව කටයුතු කිරීම හේතුවෙන් නිර්දෝශී පිරිස් සිර ගතව ඇති බවට ජාතික සංවිධාන චෝදනා කරනවා. එම සංවිධාන නියෝජනය කරන භික්ෂූන් වහන්සේ සදහන් කරන්නේ 2015 සිට අපරාධ පරික්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව සිදුකළ විමර්ශන පිළිබදව නැවත පරික්ෂණ ආරම්භ කළ යුතු බවයි https://youtu.be/nAOu2jRieuQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/19)

What the World can learn from Japan and China
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https://youtu.be/6oFiZFYIewM... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/19)

GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA, SEVENTH PRESIDENT OF SRI LANKA Part 2
KAMALIKA PIERIS
President Gotabaya hails from a political family with a proud political record. His father, D. A. Rajapaksa was one of the founder-members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).  D.A. was a Member of Parliament.  He served as the Deputy Speaker and Cabinet Minister of Agriculture and Lands when W. Dahanayake was Prime Minister. The late D. A. Rajapaksa today holds the proud distinction of having produced two highly popular Presidents of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, and Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Gotabaya Rajapaksa came from a political family, but he had no political ambitions initially.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/19)

යුනෙස්කෝ ලෝක උරුම සිංහරාජ වන රක්ෂිතයේ හිමිදිරි පෙදෙස කොලොන්න ප්‍රාදේශීය සභාව විසින් වනසයි.
වැසිවනාන්තර සුරකින්නෝ සංවිධානය
යුනෙස්කෝ ලෝක උරුම තෙත් කලාපීය වැසි වනාන්තරයක් වන සිංහරාජ රක්ෂිතය සංවර්ධන ක්‍රියාවලි නිසාවෙන් පසු ගිය කාලය තුලදී දැඩි තර්ජන වලට ලක් විය. තවත් එවැනිම සිදු වීමක්  සිංහාරජ රක්ෂිතයේ නැගෙනහිර බෑවුමට වන්නට පිහිටි සූරියකන්ද ප්‍රදේශයේ හිමිදිරි පෙදෙස(Morning Side) සංචාරක බංගලාවට පිවිසෙන මාර්ගයේ කිලෝමීටර 5කට ආසන්න දුරක් මාර්ගය දෙපස කොලොන්න ප්‍රාදේශීය සභව මගින් බැකෝ යන්ත්‍ර යොදා ගනිමින් වන රක්ෂිතය හායනයට ලක් කර ඇත. සිංහරාජ වන රක්ෂිතයේ සුවිශේෂි ස්ථානයක් සහ විශාල සංචාරක ආකර්ෂණයක් දිනාගෙන ඇති හිමිදිරි පෙදෙස පිවිසුමෙහි රක්ෂිතය තුල සිදුව ඇති වන විනාශය පිළිබඳව සැලවීමත් සමග වැසිවනාන්තර සුරකින්නෝ සංවිධානය ඒ පිළිබඳව සොයා බලා වන සංරක්ෂණ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/19)

MCC Corporation Proposed Zone in Sri Lanka
orpheus perera
Millennium  Challenge Corporation was set up as an alternate to providing American AID to the 3rd world. Around 2004, Americans must have thought, why they help any country, unless they have some control over them politically as well as economically.  If you inspect existing MCC corporation zones in most countries, it is different how the zone(Proposed) done in Sri Lanka. It divides the country into two. The danger here reminds me of a statement made by former US ambassador Robert O Blake, when Sri Lankan forces were advancing, beating LTTE. "LTTE will... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/11/19)

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS,THE MISTAKE MUSLIMS MADE - GOVERNOR MUZAMMIL ஜனாதிபதி தேர்தலில், முஸ்லிம்கள் செய்த தவறு - முஸம்மில்(http://www.jaffnamuslim.com/2019/11/blog-post_969.html) A RESPONSE TO A.J.M. MUZAMMIL.
By Noor Nizam - Convener "The Muslim Voice", November 22, 2019. Governor A.J.M. Muzammil,I am flabbergasted to read your above statement and wish to inform you that I cannot agree to some of the things what you have stated. How dare you tell that the Muslims voted then General Fonseka in large numbers at the 2010 elections? Do you know that 20% of the then Muslim Vote Bank of nearly 750,000 to 800,000 Muslims voted HE. Mahinda Rajapaksa. Ask HE. Mahinda Rajapaksa or his (then) campaign Team and they will tell you this. ... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 23/11/19)

India may hail Lankan move to allow Russian naval ship at Hambantota
Courtesy The Economic Times
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has allowed a Russian Navy ship to visit the Hambantota Port. India hopes that the new dispensation in Colombo will disallow any foreign military assets and submarines in its territorial waters that are detrimental to India's interests. New Delhi: Ahead of his trip to India on November 29, the new Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has allowed a Russian Navy ship to visit the Hambantota Port. India is likely to welcome this decision since it has been concerned over the use of the strategically... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/19)

To boost national security, new Sri Lankan president must build an inclusive national identity
Courtesy Scroll.in
The populist mandate in the recent elections calls into question post-civil war efforts at reconciliation. New Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa addresses the media after his victory in the presidential polls on Sunday. | AFP In the aftermath of the 2019 Presidential elections which concluded another era of the Sri Lankan political journey, it is necessary to delve into the fragility of the Sri Lankan state. The results of this election depict that the Sri Lankan state continues to be aversive to the “One Nation – One State” concept, signifying... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/19)

India’s Approach to the Sri Lankan Election: Proactive and Pre-emptive?
By Ashutosh Nagda Courtesy The Diplomat
Rather than a reactionary response to the election of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, India appeared prepared for the political developments in Sri Lanka. On November 18, Gotabaya Rajapaksa took the oath to become the eighth president of Sri Lanka. Well-known as the brother of former Sri Lankan President (and newly appointed Prime Minister) Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gotabaya also earned a reputation as the man who crushed the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during his terms as defense secretary under his brother’s presidency (2005-2015). According to several reports, the return... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/19)

Sri Lanka needs you... and YOU need Sri Lanka: Seven months after tragedy struck, this beguiling island is back in business, with plenty of deals - and you'll practically have it to yourself
By THOMAS W. HODGKINSON FOR THE DAILY MAIL
Sri Lanka’s visitor numbers have plummeted since April due to series of terror attacks on hotels and churches The tenth of the population of the country that relies on tourism has suffered its worst year in memorySeven months on from the attacks, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office has lifted its ban on casual visits  The ancient city of Polonnaruwa in central Sri Lanka is a shining place of palaces and shrines. I particularly admire the superb inscription left by one haughty ruler, informing an envious rival that he is like... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/19)

University of Edinburgh returns nine skulls to Sri Lankan tribe
Courtesy BBC
Image captionVedda chief Wanniya Uruwarige was presented with the skulls at a ceremony in Edinburgh The skulls of nine members of a Sri Lankan tribe have been returned to their descendents by the University of Edinburgh. Experts say the bones are the ancestral remains of the Vedda people and may be more than 200 years old. They have been part of the university's anatomical collection since being acquired at least a century ago. The skulls were presented to Vedda chief Wanniya Uruwarige at a ceremony in the university's... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/19)

University of Edinburgh returns nine skulls to Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
The skulls of nine members of a Sri Lankan tribe have been returned to their descendents by the University of Edinburgh. Experts say the bones are the ancestral remains of the Vedda people and may be more than 200 years old. They have been part of the university’s anatomical collection since being acquired at least a century ago. The skulls were presented to Vedda chief Wanniya Uruwarige at a ceremony in the university’s Playfair library. “The dead are very important in Vedda society,” he said.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/19)

Lanka’s new Foreign Minister is a nationalist who will deftly handle international challenges
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 22 (newsin.asia): Sri Lanka’s new Foreign Minister, Dinesh Gunawardena (70), is a hardcore left-wing nationalist belonging to the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP), an ally of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by Mahinda Rajapaksa. The soft-spoken Dinesh Chandra Rupasinghe Gunawardena, born in 1949, has a background which should help him handle countries as diverse as the United States, India and China. These countries, which have developed high strategic and economic stakes in Sri Lanka because of its location in the Indian Ocean, pose a formidable foreign policy challenge... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/19)

Selection committee to appoint heads of Government institutions President advises his cabinet not to fill vacancies only with their electoral candidates
Courtesy Hiru News
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that a general election will be held at the first opportunity granted by the constitution.<br /><br />He was addressing his first Cabinet that was sworn in before him at his office this morning. The swearing in of the 16 member cabinet of the caretaker government was held this morning at the presidential secretariat. https://youtu.be/-B_wnHhk9qc Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the minister of Finance, Economic affairs, policy development, buddha sasana, cultural, water supply and urban development. Nimal Siripala... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/19)

Ranil replies to allegations levelled by Sajith Faction
Courtesy Hiru News
UNP leader and former Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe says that he rejects the allegations which claim that he weakens the victory of Sajith Premadasa. He was addressing a media conference held at Sirikotha today. Meanwhile, the retired disabled soldier who staged a sit-in protest in front of Sirikotha is still continuing his agitation. The disabled soldier demanded that Ranil step down from the party leadership allowing MP Sajith Premadasa to take over. The disabled soldier told our news team that Sirikotha authorities are influencing him to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/19)

සජිත් පිලේ චෝදනා වලට රනිල්ගෙන් පිළිතුරු - සිරිකොත ඉදිරිපිට උපවාසය තවදුරටත්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස ජයග්‍රහණය අඩපණ කළ බවට එල්ල වන චෝදනා තමන් ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කරන බව එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ නායක හිටපු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ පවසනවා. සිරිකොත පක්ෂ මූලස්ථානයේදී අද පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක්වෙමිනුයි ඔහු මේ බව කියා සිටියේ. පැවති ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී නව ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී පෙරමුණට සහය දැක්වූ එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ සාමාජිකයන්ට ස්තූතිය පළ කිරීම සඳහා හිටපු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ අද පෙරවරුවේ සිරිකොත පක්ෂ මූලස්ථානයට පැමිණියා. https://youtu.be/YwUGsGNmCCE එම අවස්ථාවට පක්ෂයේ මහලේකම් අකිල විරාජ් කාරියවසම් සහ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී නවීන් දිසානායක ද එක්වුණා. මේ අතර, එක්සත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/19)

අමරපුර නිකායේ මහනාහිමිගෙන් ජනපතිට ඉල්ලීමක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
රට තුළ සිදුවන වංචා දූෂණ වැළැක්වීමට කටයුතු කරන ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකා අමරපුර නිකායේ උත්තරීතර මහනායක අතිපූජ්‍ය කොටුගොඩ ශ්‍රී ධම්මාවාස නාහිමියන් ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටිනවා. උන්වහන්සේ මේ බව අවධාරණය කළේ අද පස්වරුවේ ජනාධිපතිවරයා තමන් වහන්සේ බැහැදුටු අවස්ථාවේදී. අභිනව ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද පස්වරුවේ ගල්කිස්ස ධර්මපාලාරාම විහාරස්ථානය වෙත ගොස් අමරපුර නිකායේ මහනායක අතිපූජ්‍ය කොටුගොඩ ධම්මාවාස මහනාහිමියන් බැහැදැක ආශිර්වාද ලබාගත්තා. https://youtu.be/PzX4Tj_Jeys... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/19)

හිටපු ඇමති මංගලට මහා සංඝරත්නයෙන් විරෝධය
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
මෙරට සංඝ සමාජය කහ සිවුරක් දවටාගත් පමණින් ගෞරවය බලාපොරොත්තු නොවිය යුතු බව හිටපු අමාත්‍ය මංගල සමරවීර මහතා ට්විටර් පණිවුඩයක් නිකුත් කරමින් පවසනවා. ඔහු පෙන්වා දෙන්නේ ගෞරවය ලබා ගැනීම සඳහා සංඝයාවහන්සේ බුදුන් වහන්සේගේ ධර්මයෙහි හැසිරිය යුතු බවයි. මීට පෙර අවස්ථා ගණනාවකදී භික්ෂුන් වහන්සේට අගෞරව වන අයුරින් ප්‍රකාශ නිකුත් කළ හිටපු අමාත්‍ය මංගල සමරවීර මහතා ඔහුගේ නවතම ට්විටර් පණිවුඩයක් හරහා මෙලෙස ප්‍රකාශ කර තිබුණා. උපුටා ගැනීම "කහ සිවුරු ගත වෙලාගත් පමණින් සංඝයා වහන්සේ ගෞරවය බලාපොරොත්තු නොවිය යුතුයි. ඔවුන් එම ගෞරවය ලබා ගැනීමට කළ යුත්තේ සැබෑ ලෙසින්ම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/19)

To HE the President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa,
From Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Former Permanent Secretary to Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranayaka and Ex- President of the Sri Lanka State Administrative Services Association (1991-19194)
Dear Sir, First of all, please accept my heartfelt and warm Congratulations on your unprecedented and brilliant victory. We all know how much we struggled to get here for the past four and a half years. How many hundreds of letters we have written to newspapers and other news sites like Lankaweb.  I am happy all those efforts have brought ample dividends by putting you in the highest place in the country.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/19)

Ranil Wickramasinghe's Newest Attempt at Deceiving Sri Lankan Public
Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM Wellington NZ
I just listened in utter disbelief at yet another attempt by RW to pour scorn and contempt at the ability too Sri Lankans to discern fact from fiction with his address announcing his decision to resign. Therein he aimed to present himself as one who furthered freedom and democracy, especially by establishing appropriate institutions. He even attempts to take credit for the success of the process of the recent presidential election. Does he forget that he was at the helm of the administration that by fair means and foul prevented 9... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/19)

Disenfranchise Sambandan/Sumandiran and TNA stalwarts.
By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA.
It was indeed delightful and thrilling to see Presidential Election results by Noontime on 17th November continuously unfurling with amazing outcomes showing Mr Gotabhaya Rajapaksa winning Southern electorates of all the 16 Southern districts with massive majorities which were unprecedented in previous elections and which negated early morning results unfavourable to him.   While the results were coming in the air was filled with sounds of crackers and in the neighbouring shops stocks of crackers were sold out fast and the people had to use bamboo crackers to fill the void.  When the announcement... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/19)

ඉතිහාසයේ සංචාරය.
චන්දුසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි.
සමුදුර විලෙස ඉතිහාසය රල       නැගෙනඒ රල නැගී මහ ගල් කුලු වෙත      වැදෙන රලු බව බිදින සුුමටුුලුු බව මතු          කරනයුගයක් පැමිණ ඇත වෙත මේ ලක් දෙරණ කලු ගල් තුලින් රස මුුසුු මිහිරක්      මවපුපෙර රජ දවස රට තුල පිරි සිරි      දැකපුඒ සිරි නිමව, මෙය සුර පුරයක්       කරපුවිශ්කම් පුුතුන් යලි ඉපදී නසයි          රුපු පෙර රජ දවස මේ සමුදුර රට      රැකපුකිපිලා, කැලඹිලා සිදුකල දේ      දැකපුපින්බර දේවිලා රට වෙනුවෙන්    කරපුදෑ සිහි කරව්, සුරකිව් හැම උන්     දිනපු රට කරවන විටදි සිරිලක            මූදේවියලි කැලඹුණා සමුදුර පෙර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/19)

Prognosis of intellectual decisions by the new President HE GR
Kanthar Balanathan  DipEE(UK), GradCert(Rel-Eng-Monash), DipBus&Adm(Finance-Massey), CEng. MIEE
The newly elected president of the Republic of Sri Lanka has acted with his intellectual decisions with NO partiality or partisan politics in the appointment of executives in the governing team. Firstly, the appointment of General Kamal Gunaratne was an excellent choice for the position of Defence Secretary where the General will act with positive innovative and ingenious thoughts for the benefit of the country. The administration (Law & Order) of illicit drugs, narcotics, and caribous, etc responsibility was entrusted to the military which is another excellent decision. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/19)

GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA, SEVENTH PRESIDENT OF SRI LANKA Part 1
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Gotabaya Rajapaksa was elected the seventh Executive President of the Republic of Sri Lanka at the election held on 16.11.2019. He won comfortably with 52.25 % of the votes, with his rival trailing behind with 41.99%.  Gotabaya Rajapaksa polled a total of 6,924, 255, out of   13,252,499 votes. Gotabaya won in 7 of 9 provinces and 16 electoral districts.  He also won the postal vote of 17 districts.  The Presidential election of 2019 was impatiently awaited by those who wanted the Yahapalana government out.  Whenever Yahapalana government did something they did not like,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/19)

WHAT IS NEEDED TO SRI LANKA?
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
Two years ago, people knew that yahapalanaya was failed and it was the most corrupt regime ever came to power in the country. In my writing indicated that Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be the right person to lead the country and he will win with the support of Sinhala people, who represent about 78% of the total population.  The results of the presidential election in 2019 indicated that Sinhala people are still divided and the next general election must focus to unite all Sinhala people and to obtain more than 75% of the power of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/11/19)

ගෝටාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහත්තයට චන්දෙ දීපු හැම කෙනෙක්ම වාගේ මුල්ම ඉල්ලීම
නිමල් රාජකරුණා මෙල්බර්න් ඔස්ට්‍රේලියාව
ඉස්සර ලංකාවේ ගමක් දුප්පත් ගොවිරාළ කෙනෙක් ඉඳල තියෙනවා. ඔහුගේ හේනේ විශාල වට්ටක්කා ගෙඩියක් හැදිලා .ඔහු මෙය ඉතා විශාල නිසා  ගිහිං රජ්ජුරුවන්ට තෑගි කරන්න හිතලා . ඉතිං රජ මාළිගාවට ගියහම රජුගේ දොරටුපාලයා ඔහුගෙන් රජු බැහැ දකින්න අල්ලසක් ඉල්ලලා වට්ටක්කා ගෙඩියෙන් භාගයක් .ඔහු එය දෙන්න පොරොන්දුවෙලා මාලිගාව ඇතුළට ගිහින් රජ්ජුරුවන්ට වට්ටක්කා ගෙඩිය තෑගි කරලා. රජ්ජුරුවෝ බොහොම සතුටුවෙලා ඇහුවලු ගොවිරාලගෙන් මොනවාද ඕනෑ කියලා . ඔහු ගත් කටටම  කිවුවලු කස පාර සීයක් කියලා .රජ්ජුරුවෝ පුදුම වෙලා ඇහුවලු කාටද කියලා . එතකොට ගොවිරාළ  විස්තරේ කියල කිවුවලු දොරටුපාලයට කියලා. පස්සේ රජ්ජුරුවෝ  දොරටුපාලයට කස පාර සීයක් දීලා , ගොවිරාළටත් තෑගි බෝග... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/19)

ආධිපත්‍යය සහ ආයතනික බලය
ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති
“ආධිපත්‍යය“ කියන එක සමාජ කාරණයක් විදිහටත් ජීවිතයට අදාළ කාරණයක් විදිහටත් සළකනවා. ඒ හින්දා “ආධිපත්‍යය” කියන එක අස්වභාවික දෙයක් කියලා සළකන්න ඕන නෑ. මේ කාරණයෙන් බලයක්, අධිකාරිත්වයක්, ප්‍රමුඛතාවක් ප්‍රකාශ කෙරෙනවා. සමාජ කාරණයක් විදිහට සළකලා බැලුවාම ආධිපත්‍යය (ඒ කියන්නේ බලය, අධිකාරිත්වය, ප්‍රමුඛතාව) හැම දෙනාට ම සම සේ ලැබෙන්නේ නෑ. ඒක උරුමයෙන්, භාවිතයෙන්, සමාජ සම්මතයෙන් ලැබෙන දෙයක්. ආයුධ බලයෙන් වගේ ම නීතියෙනුත් ඒක ලබාගන්න පුළුවන්. ආධිපත්‍යය කියන එක හොඳින් වගේ ම නරකිනුත් ලබාගන්න පුළුවන්. මේ ලෝකයේ හැම සමාජ සංස්ථාවක් ම “පාලනය වෙන්නේ” මේ විදිහට. මේ කාරණය පිළිගන්න හින්දා තමයි අපි “ජනතා පරමාධිපත්‍යය” ගැන පවා කත‍ා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/19)

මහේෂ් සේනානායක හා ඇමෙරිකන් තානාපතිනිය
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B., Ph.D.
මේ සමග ඇති යූටියුබ් පටියේ වේලාව 18:48 සිට 20:26 තැන් දැක මා බලවත් විෂ්මයට පත්‌විය. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe09puzAHfg https://youtu.be/xe09puzAHfg මෙය සෑම දෙනාම දැනගතයුතු වන්නේ ඇප නැතිවූ තරඟයකින් පසු ඉදිරි පාර්ලිමේන්තු චන්දයට තමා පෙරමුණකින් සූදානම්වන බව මහේෂ් පැවසූ නිසාය. මෙය රටට එළිකල අජිත් රෝහණ කොලොන්නෙ මහතා රටට විශාල සේවයක් කර ඇත. මහේෂ් සේනානායක, සර්වෝදයේ වින්‌යා හා එක්සත් වෘත්තීයවේදීන්ගේ ව්‍යාපාරයේ නායක ඉංජිනේරු ගාමිණී ගුණවර්‍ධන යන තුන් දෙනා ඇමෙරිකන් තානාපතිනිය හමුවූයේ කුමක් සඳහාද? පල්ලෙවත්තට හෝ නාගානන්දට හෝ හිටපු ඔඩිටර් ජෙනරාල් ගාමිණී විජේසිංහට හෝ මායාදුන්නේට ඔවුන්ගේ විකල්පයේ (ජාතික ජනතා ව්‍යාපාරයේ-ඇන්.පී.ඇම්) ජනාධිපති අපේක්‍ෂකකම නොදී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/19)

‘People see Rajapaksas as solution to economic woes & security threats … Gotabaya will bring Sri Lanka into a neutral position’
Rudroneel Ghosh Courtesy The Times of India
Gotabaya Rajapaksa swept to power in the recent presidential polls in Sri Lanka, marking the return to centre stage of his powerful political family on the island nation. Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, director general of the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka, spoke with Rudroneel Ghosh about the political and regional implications of the election result:   What are the main factors that contributed to Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s victory in this election?   There were mainly three factors. First is the economy which has plummeted to 2.7% GDP growth, the lowest in a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/19)

Sri Lanka, India looking to 'Mend Fences'
By Ashok Dixit Courtesy Ceylon Today
The hard-fought seventh Presidential election in Sri Lanka has just ended with a convincing victory for former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. His achievement in securing over 52 per cent of the votes cast in the face of reservations expressed by minorities in that island-nation must be seen as an important development for South Asia and the extended Indo-Pacific region. We now hear that his first State visit after formally assuming office on 18 November will be to India on 29 November. India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has just concluded... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/19)

Cardinal requests President to take action against those responsible for Easter attacks
Courtesy Adaderana
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (21) requested Archbishop of Colombo, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith to nominate a representative from the archdiocese for the proposed committee on Easter Sunday attacks which is to be established soon. Meanwhile, Cardinal Ranjith has urged President Rajapaksa to take legal action against those who are responsible for the attacks despite their status, ethnic community or religious beliefs. https://youtu.be/GVmekB5qW4U President Rajapaksa called on Cardinal Ranjith at his official residence in Colombo today. The Cardinal, during the cordial discussion, commended President Rajapaksa for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/19)

Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as new Prime Minister
Courtesy Adaderana
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been sworn-in as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, before newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The event, graced by many other distinguished guests, is taking place at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. New Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will shortly assume duties in his new post. https://youtu.be/PQ879bYjOoo Former President Maithripala Sirisena and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who officially stepped down this morning, were also present on the occasion.  Earlier today, former Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe stepped down from his... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/19)

Sri Lankan Tamil refugees say they got along well with the Sinhalese before the war
By Piyumi Fonseka Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 21 (newsin.asia): It is sad to see the communal attitude of some Sri Lankans including people around me. I felt like sharing this story with you all. Please spare a moment and read it. Pictured with me are Sri Lankan Tamils who had fled to Tamil Nadu by boat to save their lives at the height of the war. During my higher studies in Kerala, India, I wanted to meet Sri Lankans living in Tamil Nadu refugee camps and write about them. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/19)

Jaishankar’s air-dash to Colombo puts Indo-Lanka relations on a new trajectory
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 20: Indian Foreign Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar’s air-dash to Colombo with a friendly message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi within two days of Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s stunning victory in the November 16 Sri Lankan Presidential election, has put Indo-Lanka relations on a new trajectory. India-Sri Lanka relations had deteriorated badly in the final phase of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Presidency (2005-2014) because of the latter’s tilt towards China, India’s rival in the Indian Ocean Region. New Delhi felt that the tilt had compromised its strategic and economic interests... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/19)

MAHA SANGHA REQUEST TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST MANGALA, RAJITHA, RANJAN AND CHAMPIKA
Courtesy Hiru News
The Maha Sangha reiterated that legal action should be taken immediately, against ministers who have allegations against them including Mangala Samaraweera, Raajitha Senaratne, Ranjan Ramanayake, and Patali Champika Ranawaka. These views were expressed during several media briefings held across the country.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/19)

පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරය ගැන සොයන්න ස්වාධීන කමිටුවක් පත්කරන බව ජනපති කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරය පිළිබඳ සොයා බැලීම සඳහා ස්වාධීන කමිටුවක් පත්කරන බව ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසනවා. අගරදගුරු අති උතුම් මැල්කම් කාදිනල් රංජිත් හිමිපාණන් බැහැදුටු අවස්ථාවේදී ජනාධිපතිවරයා මේ බව සදහන් කළා. ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අගරදගුරු අති උතුම් මැල්කම් කාදිනල් රංජිත් හිමිපාණන් බැහැදැකීමට අගරදගුරු නිල නිවස වෙත පැමිණියේ අද පස්වරුවේයි. https://youtu.be/mkNzjNadWkY අදාළ සාකච්ඡාවෙන් අනතුරුව ජනාධිපතිවරයා විසින් සමරු සටහනක් ද තබනු ලැබුවා. මේ අතර සමාජ මාධ්‍ය ඔස්සේ අසත්‍ය ප්‍රචාර සංසරණයවීම පිලිබදව ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා සිය නිල ට්විටර් ගිණුමේ සටහනක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/19)

හිටපු ඇමති රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන්ට චෝදනාවක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
පුත්තලමේ ජීවත්වන අවතැන් වැසියන් බව පවසන පිරිසක් මෙවර ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී ඡන්දය පාවිච්චි කිරිම සඳහා මන්නාරම ප්‍රදේශයට රැගෙන යාමට අද දිනයේ ධුරයෙන් ඉවත්වූ අමාත්‍ය රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන් මහතාගේ අමාත්‍යාංශයෙන් ලක්ෂ 95 ක් වැය කළ  බවට මේවන විට සමාජය තුළ දැඩි කතාබහක් මතුව තිබෙනවා. අද සී.අයි.ඒ අනාවරණය මේ පිළිබඳවයි. හිටපු අමාත්‍ය රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන් මහතාගේ අධාර අනුබල යටතේ පුත්තලමේ ස්ථිර නිවාස සාදාගෙන මේවන විට ජීවත් වන පිරිස් අවතැන් වූ ජනතාව බව පවසමින් මන්නාරම ප්‍රදේශයට ඡන්දය භාවිත කිරීම සඳහා රැගෙන යාමට සූදානමක් ඇති බව පසුගිය 15 වැනිදා රාත්‍රියේ අනාවරණ වුණා. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/19)

Director of the CID Shani Abeysekara transferred as Personal Assistant of the Southern DIG
Courtesy Hiru News
Director of the CID Shani Abeysekara transferred as Personal Assistant of the Southern DIG on Acting IGP`s request says Police Commission.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/19)

SLFP decided to expel AHM Fowzie
Courtesy Hiru News
SLFP Central Working Committee decided to expel AHM Fowzie for violating the party`s code of conduct following disciplinary inquiry says SLFP General Secretary. https://youtu.be/UTqJTWWUXQ4... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/19)

Sajith was too hasty to contest the presidency: Ven. Dhammissara Thera
Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror
While claiming that UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa was too hasty to have contested the presidential election, Eksath Bhikku Peramuna Secretary Ven. Bopitiye Dhammissara Thera said he could have easily won it if he had contested the presidential election after another five years. Addressing a news conference, the Thera commented that Mr. Premadasa should have contested the presidential election five years hence, with more peoples’ power. He said if Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had contested the election as requested by civil society and religious leaders, he could have garnered... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/19)

Ranil nominated Opposition Leader
Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The United National Party (UNP) today nominated its leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to be appointed the Opposition Leader of Parliament despite a request by a section of the party to offer it to presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa, an official said. According to the procedure, the post is offered to someone from the single largest party in the opposition. The UNP has become eligible for it after it stepped down from the government. UNP General Secretary MP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam informed Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in writing that his party nominated... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/19)

Tussle over appointment of Opposition Leader
Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
More than 40 MPs have handed over a document to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya requesting him to appoint NDF candidate Sajith Premadasa as leader of the Opposition, MP Ajith P. Perera told Daily Mirror today. “We handed over a letter to Speaker Jayasuriya requesting him to appoint Mr. Premadasa as Leader of the Opposition and this was in addition to the letter handed over by UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam who had requested for the appointment of outgoing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Opposition Leader. However we will wait... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/11/19)

Trying to understand how Tamils vote: Read TULF’s 1977 Election Manifesto?
Anyone puzzled as to what Tamils think & how that thinking translates to votes need to first keep in mind some realities that Tamils are psychologically kept mesmerized by – the dream of creating an utopian separate state. This was first birthed in 1949 with the formation of ITAK and kept alive via TULF’s Vaddukoddai Resolution in 1976 which formed the basis of the 1977 General Election Manifesto that enabled TULF to win 18 seats though securing only 6.75% of island vote. A. Amirthalingam went on to become the Opposition Leader & TULF the Opposition of Sri Lanka. When you... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 21/11/19)

Can Gota and Mahinda do the impossible, again?
By Dr Upul Wijayawardhana Courtesy The Island
November 20, 2019, 7:07 pm Towering majestically over the fertile green plains of Anuradhapura, dotted with the traditional symbols of our heritage: lakes and Dagobas, Ruwanveliseya rises to the heavens of a azure blue sky adorned with gently floating feathery silken clouds, reminding us of a glorious past, which we should be able to recreate, if only we had the will and determination. I am sure many would fail to realise that Ruwanweliseya, built in 140 BCE by King Dutugemunu after reunification of Sri Lanka, though... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

Ranil Wickremasinghe's crimes against Sri Lanka and its people for forty years
An Anguished Citizen
Recently Ranil has been going around the country doing Pooja's and celebrating his 40 years in politics. As far as I can see he was a miserable failure as a politician. It was like 40 years of mayhem. He failed to win elections 29 times, tried to win in 2010 with Sarath Fonseka in front and failed. Then in 2014 he and CBK started a campaign of lies via social media against incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa with funding from foreign NGOs. He promised cars for all, WiFi for the youth and free cell phones. Our... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

STOP USA!! -The Pathfinder to the MCC (American) Invasion of Sri Lanka
By Gandara John
In January 2015, the Americans heavy-handedly interfered in Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election, pumping into the country massive sums of monies through their preferred conduits like the Evangelical Church and Foreign-Government Funded Organisations (FGFO), better known as NGOs and collectively described by Western Civilisation as ‘Civil Society’. On 08 Jan 15 Rajapaksa was defeated, narrowly, and Sirisena limped into office, sheepishly. On the next day - 09 Jan 15 - Sirisena, eclipsed his egg-hopper flop of November 2018, when he executed a Constitutional Coup, appointing Wickramasinghe as Prime Minister while the sitting... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

The Prime Minister Ranil should respect the verdict given by the People on the16th
Dr Sudath Gunasekara (SLASS) Permanent Secretary; To Mrs Sirimavo Bndaranayaka and Ex-President Sri Lanka State Administrative Services Association (1991-1994)
Comments on the Press release by the Speakers Office (19th Nov) on the present political situation. Mahanuwara 20.11. 2019. The Press release by the Speakers Office 1 Parliament to be dissolved on March 1, 2020, as required by the constitution, to make way for a parliamentary election in April 2 Members of Parliament voluntarily to give a 2/3 majority to dissolve the Parliament and hold a general election immediately ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

Condolence message on the passing away of former Prime Minister Hon. D.M.Jayaratne
Mahinda Rajapaksa Leader of the Opposition
20 November 2019 I was saddened to hear of the passing away of former Prime Minister Hon. D.M.Jayaratne. He was one of my oldest political friends and a comrade in the progressive politics of this country. When I was first elected to Parliament in 1970, Hon. D.M.Jayaratne also entered Parliament as the MP for Gampola. He was a powerful platform orator and a formidable debater in our party. In 1977 when the Sri Lanka Freedom Party went into the opposition, and our party experienced difficult times, he was a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

හිටපු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ගරු දි.මු. ජයරත්න මැතිතුමාගේ අභාවය පිළිබඳ ශෝක පණිවුඩය
මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ ශ්‍රී ලංකා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ විපක්‍ෂ නායක
2019 නොවැම්බර් 20 ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේ හිටපු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ගරු දි.මු ජයරත්න මැතිතුමාගේ අභාවය පිළිබඳව මාගේ බලවත් සංවේගය මෙයින් ප්‍රකාශ කර සිටිමි. ගරු දි.මු ජයරත්න මැතිතුමා මාගේ පැරණිම දේශපාලන මිත්‍රයෙක් සහ අප ප්‍රගතිශීලී කඳවුරේ සගයෙක් යැයි කිවහොත් එය නිවැරදිය. මා පළමු වරට පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඡන්දයෙන් තේරීපත් වූ 1970 වසරේදී දි.මු ජයරත්න මැතිතුමාද ගම්පොල ආසනය නියෝජනය කරමින් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට තේරී පත්වූයේය.  ඔහු අප පක්‍ෂයේ දක්‍ෂ කථිකයෙකු ලෙසද ප්‍රබල විවාද කරුවෙකු ලෙසද කැපී පෙනුනි. 1977 දී අප පක්‍ෂය විපක්‍ෂයේ අසුන්ගත් පසු දි.මු ජයරත්න මැතිතුමා විපක්‍ෂයේ දේශපාලනඥයෙකු වශයෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

PM Imran invites newly-elected Sri Lankan president to visit Pakistan Express Tribune - Pakistan, 20.11.2019.
By Noor Nizam - Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart and Convener - "The Muslim Voice" - November 20th., 2019.
Pakistan is a good friend of HE. Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Sinhalese Nation of Sri Lanka where the minority communities had lived in "Peace and Harmony", if not for the problems the Minorities created themselves for political greed and selfishness. Sri Lankan majority community will never forget the UNSTINTING SUPPORT Pakistan gave Sri Lanka in the war against the most ruthless terrorist group the LTTE organization and to defeat the so-called Tamil Tigers.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

Menstruation Matters here’s why
By Kalani Kumarasinghe Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 20 (Daily Mirror): Over the past weeks, women’s rights were heavily debated as front-runners of the Sri Lankan presidential campaigns pursued the female vote like never before. Sri Lanka had its Presidential election on November 16. The promises the candidates made included free childcare. The ruling party candidate Sajith Premadasa drew much attention with his promise to give sanitary pads for women. Elections have come and gone, but one important issue needs to be discussed. On average a woman has her menstrual period from three to seven days.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

New Cabinet to be appointed tomorrow?
Courtesy Adaderana
Political sources say that the new Cabinet of Ministers of the new government is also likely to be appointed tomorrow (21). Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa is due to be sworn in as the new Prime Minister tomorrow. Accordingly, Mahinda Rajapaksa would be sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka at the Presidential Secretariat at 1 pm tomorrow. Further, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to resign from the premiership and is due to inform the President officially tomorrow.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

Sajith not ready engage in politics under current UNP leadership - Harin
Courtesy Adaderana
MP Harin Fernando stated that neither he nor Sajith Premadasa is ready to further engage in politics unless there is a change in the current leadership of the United National Party (UNP). Speaking at a press conference held today (20th) Fernando said another party will have to be formed if it should happen so. He said the party itself says that the party got Sajith Premadasa into this problematic situation. https://youtu.be/yYvkB2mgIMY When inquired what the next step would be if Ranil Wickremesinghe refuses to step down... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

ගෝඨාභය ජනාධිපති කරවන්න කැපවූ එජාප ප‍්‍රබලයන් මෙන්න..
අරවින්ද අතුකෝරල  lanka C news
ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන සංධානයේ මාධ්‍ය හමුවේ දී පිවිතුරු හෙළ උරුමයේ නායක නීතිඥ උදය ගම්මන්පිල මහතා මෙම අදහස් පල කරන ලදී. මැතිවරණ ජයග්‍රහණයට වේදිකාවේ වැඩිම දායකත්වයක් ලබාදුන් අයට අපේ ප්‍රණාමය පුද කරන්නට අවශ්‍යයි. සමීක්ෂණයක් කර බැලුවා කවුද වේදිකාවේ වැඩිම දායකත්වයක් දැක්වූයේ ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ජනාධිපති කිරීම සඳහා කියලා. මමනම් හිතන් හිටියේ එහි පළමුවැනි තැනට අපේ විමල් වීරවංශ මන්ත්‍රිතුමන් පැමිණේවි කියලා. එහෙත් සමීක්ෂණයට අනුව නම් වැඩිම දායකත්වයක් දක්වලා තියෙන්නේ සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා. එතුමා කතා කරන්න, කතා කරන්න, ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාගේ ඡන්ද වැඩිවෙලා තියෙනවා. දෙවෙනියට වැඩිම දායකත්වය දක්වලා තියෙන්නේ අපේ රාජිත සේනාරත්න අමාත්‍යතුමන් සහ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

Ranil Wickremesinghe makes a special statement to the media after he left the post of Prime Minister
Courtesy Hiru News
In a special statement, he said that despite having a majority in Parliament, he accepted the mandate given to Gotabhaya Rajapaksa by the people and will move away for the President to form a government as required. During his tenure as Prime Minister, Mr. Wickremesinghe said that he received insults and praise. Good and bad remarks, in closing he thanked everyone that spoke well of him and not, those who insulted him and those who praised him. https://youtu.be/kKGUx_ANAgQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

CHIEF PRELATES REQUEST THE PRESIDENT TO SALVAGE THE COUNTRY FROM CALAMITY
Courtesy Hiru News
According to the customary practice of a newly elected president, President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa paid homage to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy this morning. He was received by the Maligawa Chief Custodian Pradeep Nilanga Dela Bandara and his deputies at the entrance of the Temple. Later, President Rajapaksa engaged in a casual conversation with the people gathered there to wish him. https://youtu.be/i-2bW655loU President Rajapaksa arrived at the Malwathu Temple thereafter Thereafter, President Rajapaksa paid a courtesy call on the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

THE FCID TO BE REORGANIZED -legal action to be taken against individuals who forged documents during the presidential election.
Courtesy Hiru News
MP Wimal Weerawansa states that legal action will be taken against individuals who forged documents during the period of the presidential election. At a media briefing held in Colombo today, he further stated that the FCID will be restructured.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

Mahinda Rajapaksha will be sworn in as the Prime Minister Tommarow
Courtesy Hiru News
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakshe, will be sworn in as the Prime Minister at 1pm tomorrow, according to the media secretary the opposition leader, Rohan Weliwita, He will assume duties at the Prime Minister’s office at 3pm tomorrow. https://youtu.be/XPo5_iajxYQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

නව අගමැති ලෙස මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ හෙට දිවුරුම් දෙයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා හෙට පස්වරු 1ට අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ධුරයේ දිවුරුම් දීමට නියමිත බව විපක්ෂ නායක මාධ්‍ය ලේකම් රොහාන් වැලිවිට මහතා පවසනවා. මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා හෙට පස්වරු 1ට ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලයේදී ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඉදිරියේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා ලෙස දිවුරුම් දෙනු ඇති. https://youtu.be/8w0Xvm05Si8 මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ධුරයක දිවුරුම් දෙන තෙවන අවස්ථාව මෙයයි. එම දිවුරුම් දීමෙන් අනතුරුව මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පස්වරු 3ට අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලයේදී නිල වශයෙන් රාජකාරී ඇරඹීමට නියමිත බව රොහාන් වැලිවිට මහතා සඳහන් කළා. https://youtu.be/XPo5_iajxYQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

විපතට පත්ව තිබූ රට කඩිනමින් ගොඩනගන්න - මහ නාහිමිවරුන් ජනපතිගෙන් ඉල්ලයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
නව ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ අද පෙරවරුවේ ශ්‍රී දළදා සමිඳුන් වැඳ පුදාගෙන ආශිර්වාද ලබාගත්තා. ඒ, රාජ්‍ය නායකත්වයට පත්වීමෙන් අනතුරුව දළදා සමිඳුන්ගේ ආශිර්වාද ලබාගැනීමේ සාම්ප්‍රදායික චාරිත්‍රයට අනුවයි. පෙරවරු 10.20 ට පමණ මහනුවර ශ්‍රී දළදා මාළිගාව වෙත පැමිණි ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ පිළිගනු ලැබුවේ මහනුවර නගරාධිපති කේසර සේනානායක විසින්. https://youtu.be/i-2bW655loU එහිදී ජනාධිපතිවරයා දැකබලාගැනීමට විශාල පිරිසක් එම ස්ථානයට එක්රැස්වී සිටියා. රතු පළස මතින්  ශ්‍රී දළදා මාළිගාවේ ප්‍රධාන වාහල්කඩ අභියසට පැමිණි ජනාධිපතිවරයා, දියවඩන නිලමේ ප්‍රදීප් නිලංග දෑල සහ සතර මහා දේවාලවල නිලමේවරුන් විසින් සම්ප්‍රදායානුකූලව පිළිගනු ලැබුවා.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරය ගැන ස්වාධීන කොමිෂන් සභාවක් පත් කරන්නැයි මන්ත්‍රී ලන්සා ජනපතිගෙන් ඉල්ලයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
පාස්කු ඉරිදා සිදුවූ ත්‍රස්ත ප්‍රහාරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් විමර්ශනයට ස්වාධීන සහ අපක්ෂපාතී විශේෂ පූර්ණ බලය සහිත කොමිෂන් සභාවක් පත් කරන ලෙස එක්සත් ජනතා නිදහස් සන්ධාන ගම්පහ දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී නිමල් ලන්සා ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂගෙන් ඉල්ලීමක් කරනවා. ජනාධිපතිවරයා වෙත ලිපියක් යොමු කරමින් ඔහු සඳහන් කර ඇත්තේ අදාළ ත්‍රස්ත ප්‍රහාරයෙන් ජීවිත අහිමිවූ සහ දරුණු ලෙස තුවාල සිදුවූ අයගේ වැඩිම පිරිස කතෝලික සහ කිතුණු බැතිමතුන් බවයි. https://youtu.be/kSB2_scYRgI එම නිසා කතෝලික ජනතාවගේ පමණක් නොව ශ්‍රී ලාංකික ජනතාවගේ ඒකායන බලාපොරොත්තුව සහ ඉල්ලීම මෙම ප්‍රහාරය පිළිබඳව සැබෑ තතු හෙළිදරව් කරගැනීම බව පාර්ලිමේන්තු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

මංගල ඇතුලූ හිටපු ඇමතිවරුන්ට නීතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කළ යුතුයි - රාවණා බලය
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
දුෂණ වංචා සිදුකළ මංගල සමරවීර ඇතුලූ හිටපු අමාත්‍යවරුන්ට එරෙහිව නිතීය ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරිමට කටයුතු කළයුතු බව රාවණා බලය සංවිධානයේ කැඳවුම්කරු පුජ්‍ය ඉත්තැකන්දේ සද්ධාතිස්ස හිමියන් පවසනවා. උන්වහන්සේ මේ බව කියා සිටියේ කොළඹ අද පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක්වෙමින්. https://youtu.be/nVWpbPQSrQM මේ අතර මංගල සමරවීර, රාජිත සේනාරත්න, රංජන් රාමනායක, පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක ඇතුළු චෝදනාවලට ලක්වූ අමාත්‍යවරුන්ට එරෙහිව නීතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කළ යුතු බව මහා සංඝරත්නය අවධාරණය කරනවා. උන්වහන්සේ මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ විවිධ ප්‍රදේශවල පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡා කිහිපයකට එක්වෙමින්.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

The Long Awaited Victory Has Arrived For Sri Lanka.
Lankaweb Post Election Editorial
Nov.19th 2019 Perhaps the long-awaited New Era for Sri Lanka has dawned amidst firecrackers , Magul Bera and chants of Jayawewa!! which has echoed throughout the night in a post-election celebration which is not only memorable but significant in the manner the tumultuous victory was achieved as the opposition never gave up the fight almost until the end and the minority voters who opposed the SLPP rallied in vast numbers where the Sinhala voters and their supporters who in all probabilities knew the priorities and what was at stake. They stood strong... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

BBC – what are you bullshitting about now against Sri Lanka?
We have always wondered why the BBC is better known as the British Bullshit Corporation and now we can understand why. That together with Mindshare’s Power to the People’s Report claiming BBC has no credibility kind of puts the icing on the cake on the value of BBC’s opinion. Why is BBC so worried about Sri Lanka’s new President? We would like BBC to correct the notion that Sri Lanka had a civil war – it didn’t. Sri Lanka suffered terrorism and LTTE was an enemy of all including Tamils whom LTTE killed in no small numbers. ... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

Unfolding what we received and what we perceived: Rajapaksa has to ensure more
S. M. D. P. Harsha Senanayake Researcher- Social Scientists’ Association M.A. International Relations (New Delhi), B.A (Hons.) International Relations (Colombo)
The election had taken place to elect the 7th executive president of Sri Lanka was concluded by marking a decisive victory by Gotabaya Rajapaksa; former defence secretary and brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Sri Lanka’s former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has claimed victory in Presidential election, with over 50 per cent of the votes precisely 52.25% with the total votes of 6, 924, 255. The results manifest as the highest number of votes conceived by a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

Director-General of BBC: Stop BBC fake news about Sri Lankan Tamil genocide. Their material is encouraging hatred!"
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(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

End of Yahapalana Government
By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
In January 2015, Sri Lanka embarked on a new political journey. It was supposed to be the new era of good governance. However, in all seriousness whether Sri Lanka was ready for Good Governance is highly debatable. One of the main goals of those who voted for the Yahapalana Government was somehow to bring the lawbreakers of the Rajapaksa Administration to justice. If there was any economic discourse, it was to disparage on  strategic economic assets such as the Hambanthota Port as 'white elephants'. The theme in general was to the effect... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

New Secretaries appointed by President Gotabaya
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/kMPX5D9BmP0... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

Harsha resigns, makes ‘important request’ to new President
Courtesy Adaderana
UNP MP Dr. Harsha de Silva has resigned from his portfolio of Non-Cabinet Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution. In a letter to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa congratulating him on the victory at the Presidential Election, the parliamentarian said he wished the new President “wisdom and strength to unite our beloved nation that has become deeply divided into ethnic lines.” “This is to inform you of my resignation from my portfolio of Non-Cabinet Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution with immediate effect so that you can appoint a suitable person of your choice to carry out the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/11/19)

Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar and Lankan President Gotabaya pledge to take relations to greater heights
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 19 (newsin.asia): The Indian Foreign Minister, Dr.Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, who arrived in Colombo on Tuesday met the newly elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who had won the November 16 Presidential election beating Sajith Premadasa of the United National Party-led alliance by a margin of 1.3 million votes. At the end of the meeting Jaishankar tweeted: With Foreign Minister Jaishankar’s visit, India is clearly forging ahead of its rivals China and Pakistan in cultivating the new Sri Lankan government. Indian Prime Minister Narendra... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/19)

Gen.Gunaratne’s appointment as Defense Secretary reflects Gotabaya’s commitment to ensuring Lanka’s security
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 19 (newsin.asia): The appointment of the “tough as nails” Major General (retired) Kamal Gunaratne as Secretary to the Ministry of Defense, is a clear indication that the newly elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is dead serious about  ensuring Sri Lanka’s security. The majority Sinhalese, who backed Gotabaya to the hilt  in the November 16 election, have been living under the apprehension that the island nation is under threat from Jehadi terrorism, albeit  nascent. Sections of the majority community are also apprehensive about the possibility of a revival of Tamil extremism, given... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/19)

Gotabaya will get close to India but be wary of the US
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 18 (Daily Express): The new Sri Lankan President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is likely to cozy up to India but be wary about the US. Sources close to him say that President Gotabaya will view India as Sri Lanka’s “main security provider” and China a key source of funding for infrastructure projects given its deep pocket and willingness to lend. Given neighboring India’s strategic concerns, and the history of Sri Lanka-India relations, Gotabaya will not take China as a strategic ally but only as an important source of funds for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/19)

India likely to be Sri Lanka’s main security provider
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 19 (The Citizen): There are indications that under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka will see India as its “main security provider” given India’s proximity and its status as the regional power. On the other hand, China will be seen as a key source of funds for big infrastructure projects, given its deep pocket and willingness to lend. Sources close to Gotabaya say that given neighboring India’s strategic concerns, and the stormy history of Sri Lanka-India relations, Gotabaya will not take China as a strategic ally but only as an important... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/19)

චෝදනාවලට ලක් වූ ඇමතිවරුන්ට එරෙහිව නීතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කළ යුතුයි - මහා සංඝරත්නය
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
මංගල සමරවීර, රාජිත සේනාරත්න, රංජන් රාමනායක, පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක ඇතුළු ආණ්ඩුවේ චෝදනාවලට ලක් වූ අමාත්‍යවරුන්ට එරෙහිව නීතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කළ යුතු බව මහා සංඝරත්නය පවසනවා. උන්වහන්සේලා මේ බව සදහන් කළේ අද පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡා කිහිපයකට එක්වෙමින්. https://youtu.be/ZyUfPW5ceho... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/19)

UNP division over a general election intensifies
Courtesy Hiru News
Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara says that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has no moral right to continue a government further. Addressing a media conference held in Colombo, Nalin Bandara said that he would step down from the Bingiriya electoral organizer post as well if the office bearers are not elected anew for the party. Meanwhile, Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Minister Harsha de Silva has also forwarded his resignation to the President today.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/19)

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe decides to resign
Courtesy Hiru News
Political sources say that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to hand over his resignation tomorrow. According to the sources, President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has decided to appoint a caretaker government with a limited cabinet of 15 ministers until the next general election. https://youtu.be/7OHylmccQMo... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/19)

Taming the Dalit Panthers? Dalit Politics in Tamilnadu’
Gorringe, H Courtesy Journal of South Asian Development Vol. 2 (1): pp51-73
Abstract: Although Dalit orators and slogans threaten (or promise) to 'turn Tamilnadu on its head', the 2006 state elections offer Dalit analysts pause for thought. In compromising its principles and allying with established parties, the Dalit Panther Iyyakkam (Movement) - the largest Dalit movement in the state - has come full circle since 1999. In alternately backing the two dominant parties in the state (the DMK and the AIADMK) the DPI appears to be increasingly institutionalized. Excavating the future of Dalit action from past trends... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/19)

The rejection of Ranil’s rip-off reign
H. L. D. Mahindapala
Ranil Wickremesinghe reached the peak of his power on January 8, 2015.  Then he was neither the prime minister nor the president. But he  had the power to make things happen. It can be argued that he had the world at his feet because he represented the promising moral force of the day. With that power he held his future and the future of the nation in his hands. Led by Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha, the respected moral spearhead of the time, surrounded by NGOs and civil society, backed the West and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/19)

UK Telegraph – what exactly is your problem with Sri Lanka’s new President?
UK was a former colonial invader occupying Sri Lanka from 1815 to 1948 & until 1972 when Sri Lanka became a republic. Let us not dwell into the atrocities committed under colonial British rule which mind you has yet to be acknowledge, apologized or compensated. As teacher and preacher of parliamentary democracy, Sri Lanka held a democratic election on 16th November to elect the country’s 7th President who became Gotabaya Rajapakse with a historical vote result. It did not take long for a barrage of anti-Gotabaya articles to emerge and seriously questions what is this ‘democracy’ and ‘freedom of speech’... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 19/11/19)

It is Tamils & Muslims who must CHANGE now
When SLPP began its campaign – Gotabaya Rajapakse's message was clear – One Nation – One Law. It was an inclusive motto. There was no segregation. There was no discrimination. It was something simple for all to relate to. The Opposite Camp on the other hand were with a bunch of separatists-fundamentalists, politicians and political parties we thought everyone was fed up with. We thought people would not listen to them for Tamils & Muslims themselves publicly denounced their leaders. So our guess was that they would give GR a CHANCE... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 19/11/19)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY PT 1
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The Eelam wars came to an end on May 2009 with a humiliating defeat for the LTTE and a triumphant win for the government. The entire world was amazed and surprised. None of the other countries had been able to end such a war, said observers. Nalin de Silva observed that Eelam War IV was undoubtedly a great victory. The government of a small country had defeated a terrorist outfit supported and sponsored by the western powers. Col. C.R.Hariharan said LTTE has been outwitted, out-gunned and out-strategized by the Sri Lanka army. “This... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/11/19)

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's decisive victory.
By Bodhi Dhanapala, Quebec, Canada.
Jehan Perera, writing in the Island on 19th November says that the expectation was that neither of the two leading candidates, i.e., Gotabhaya and Sajith, would get a clear mandate, and hence a second preference re-count will be needed. Several urban political Pandits like Kumar David had suggested that while the first preference should be given to the JVP candidate, the second preference should be given to Sajith. This time the  JVP has not claimed that the election results are a mere “computer Jilmart”. Most of us do NOT get our nourishment,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/19)

PRESIDENTIAL SECRETARY- P B JAYASUNDERA
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
Dr P B Jayasundera brings three vital skills.  Financial management, Economic Policy implementation and Public Administration with extensive knowledge of Financial Regulations (FR). In the past, he has successfully managed Spending against Budget.  But now as Presidential Secretary, he extends his arms right across.    He will not allow distributing, for example, SIL REDI during an election campaign even if the President wishes to do so. The President will have a Peace of Mind with PBJ in charge of the machine so that his attention could be diverted to drive his Policies.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/19)

Lankan parties discuss dissolution of parliament
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 18 (AIR): As Gotabaya Rajapaksa was sworn in as Sri Lankan President on Monday, discussions on dissolving Parliament and holding fresh elections have begun. The Leader of the opposition and Gotabaya’s elder brother Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that with Gotabaya’s victory in the Presidential election, it is best to hold a parliamentary election as soon as possible. The former President said that work cannot commence as the President is from one party while the cabinet, including the Prime Minister, is from another. He said that the mandate... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/19)

Sri Lankan business community expects new President to deliver reform, attract investment
By Shiran Illanperuma Xinhua Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
COLOMBO, Nov. 18 (Xinhua): Sri Lanka’s business community has expressed hope that the country’s new president would move forward with open market reforms, provide a conducive environment for local industries and attract foreign direct investments. Sri Lanka’s Elections Chief Mahinda Deshapriya on Sunday afternoon confirmed that opposition candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa won the presidential election on Saturday. International Business Council President Kosala Wickramanayake told Xinhua on Monday that the business community hoped Rajapaksa would accelerate the development of infrastructure projects, attract more foreign direct investment and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/19)

US pledges cooperation with Gotabaya for economic growth and ethnic reconciliation
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 18 (newsin.asia): The United States on Monday congratulated the people of Sri Lanka on their democratic presidential election and said that it looks forward to working with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. In a statement released by the US embassy here, Washington said: “Sri Lanka has continued to show the strength and resilience of its republic with a free, fair, and transparent presidential election befitting Asia’s oldest democracy. We commend the Elections Commission, civil society and government authorities for promoting a peaceful election.” “We are ready to continue our work... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/19)

රාජ්‍ය ආයතනවල ජනපතිගේ රුව වෙනුවට රාජ්‍ය ලාංඡනය ප්‍රදර්ශනය කිරීමට ජනපතිගෙන් උපදෙස්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
රාජ්‍ය ආයතනවල ජනපතිගේ රුව ප්‍රදර්ශනය කරනවා වෙනුවට රාජ්‍ය ලාංඡනය ප්‍රදර්ශනය කරන ලෙස ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ උපදෙස් දීතිබෙනවා. එහිදී ජනපතිවරයා වැඩිදුරටත් උපදෙස් දී ඇත්තේ මාර්ග නාමපුවරුවලින් ද දේශපාල​නඥයින්​ගේ රුව ඉවත්කිරීමට පියවර ගන්නා ලෙසයි. https://youtu.be/JK0en9rjeaI... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/19)

ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ විධායක ජනාධිපතිවරයා ලෙස දිවුරුම්දීමෙන් අනතුරුව දිවයින පුරා විවිධ සැමරුම්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා මෙරට 7 වන විධායක ජනාධිපතිවරයා ලෙස දිවුරුම්දීමෙන් අනතුරුව දිවයින පුරා විවිධ සැමරුම් පැවැත්වුණා. ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අනුරාධපුර ඓතිහාසික රුවන්වැලිසෑය ඉදිරිපිට ජනාධිපති ධූරයේ දිවුරුම් දීමත් සමගම රට පුරා ස්ථාන රැසක ගිනිකෙළි දල්වමින් ජනතාව සිය සතුට පළ කළා. බස්නාහිර පළාතේ ස්ථාන රැසකම ජනතාව ප්‍රධාන මාර්ග අසලට පැමිණ කිරිබත් දන්සැල් පවත්වමින් සිය සතුට පලකළ ආකාරයයි මේ. https://youtu.be/3ARuKznRZVA ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ජනාධිපති ධූරයට පත්වීම සිහිවීම පිණිස ශ්‍රී ලංකා රාජ්‍ය ඉංජිනේරු සංස්ථා සේවකයින් මෙලෙස පැල සිටුවීමේ වැඩසටහනක් ක්‍රියාත්මක කළා. මේ අතර දිවයිනේ අනෙකුත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/19)

ජනපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂගේ නිල ධජය නිර්මාණය කරයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
පාරිශුද්ධත්වයේ සංකේතය වන සුදු නෙළුම් මල තේමාව කර ගනිමින් මෙරට 7 වන විධායක ජනපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ නිල ධජය නිර්මාණය කර තිබෙනවා. කොඩියේ ප්‍රධාන වර්ණය ලෙස යොදාගෙන ඇත්තේ කුරහන් ධාන්‍යයේ වර්ණය වන තද දුඹුරු පැහැයයි. ජනාධිපති ධජයේ නෙළුම් මලෙන් පාලකයා සතු නිර්මලභාවයත්, පිවිතුරු පාලනයත් පිළිඹිබු කෙරෙනවා. නෙළුමේ කලංකයේ සිට සිව් දිශාවන්ට විහිදෙන සුත්‍රිකා මගින් නිරූපණය වන්නේ කීර්තිය සැම අත පැතිරී යෑමයි. ඒ වටා ඇති කහ පැහැති රවුමෙන් ප්‍රඥාව ද සුදු පැහැති රවුමෙන් සත්‍යවාදී බවද නිරූපණය කෙරෙනවා. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/19)

Chairman of HIRU TV, sends letters of demand to Mangala and two others for recent defamatory comments made against him and his family demanding 1 Billion rupees each.
Courtesy Hiru News
Lawyers of Rayynor Silva, Chairman of HIRU TV, sends letters of demand to MP Mangala Samaraweera and two others for recent defamatory comments made against him and his family demanding 1 Billion rupees each. https://youtu.be/KgXkuVNCWY8... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/19)

China ready to work with Gota for ’high-quality’ cooperation
Hindustan Times
China on Monday congratulated the newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, saying Beijing is ready to work with the new leadership for “high-quality” cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the ambitious intercontinental connectivity project launched by President Xi Jinping. The Rajapaksa family, including the new president and his elder brother, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, are considered close to Beijing. It was under the elder Rajapaksa’s presidential reign between 2005 and 2015 that Beijing emerged as a key economic ally and major investor of the war-torn country. “Sri Lanka has successfully... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/19)

P.B. Jayasundera appointed as Presidential Secretary
Courtesy Ceylon Today
P. B. Jayasundera has been appointed as the Presidential Secretary to the newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He served as an Economist, Economic Adviser and the Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and the Treasury from 2009 until 2015 during the tenure of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/19)

Kamal Gunaratne appointed as Defence Secretary?
Courtesy Ceylon Today
A news saying that Major General Kamal Gunaratne has been appointed as the Defence Sectary is circulating on social media. However, when Ceylon Today Web contacted the media unit of the Defence Ministry, they denied and said they cannot confirm the news. The Defence Ministry said that they weren't notified about such a news.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/19)

UNP IS READYING TO HANDOVER THE GOVERNMENT
Courtesy Hiru News
The UNP has decided to hand over the government to the new President. The decision has been taken following a special meeting of UNP Parliamentarians chaired by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe this afternoon However, party presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa was conspicuously absent in this discussion. https://youtu.be/zvDxSqlM68c In addition to the UNP ministers who resigned yesterday following the defeat of their candidate, Ministers Patali Champika Ranawaka and Ashok Abeysinghe have also tendered their resignations today. Meanwhile,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/19)

Email sent to Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on 14 11 2909
Sudath Gunasekara Kandy
Your victory as well as that of the country is a foregone conclusion. I am repeating, you will be definitely starting with at least 65 lakhs the minimum that is what the SLPP UPF and SLFP got at the 2018 Local Government Elections as I see. Looking at the present trend no one should be surprised even if it exceeds 70 lahks. (This is a copy of an email sent to Gothabhaya on 14.Oct 2019) Extremely Important Whoever opens this note please bring it to Mr. Gotabhays immediate attention.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/19)

Congratulations Mr President Gotabhaya!
Sarath Bulathsinghala
Congratulations and well done. It is with enormous pride that we accept you as the 7th President of Sri Lanka. Your conducted an exemplary campaign which culminated in your getting elected as the President of our beleaguered Motherland, Sri Lanka. I am sure your election will see the end of dirty politics as we know it today. Those who threw mud at you bit the dust the day before yesterday - on 16 Nov.  The unpatriotic UNP is well-nigh done and finished! The decisive loss Sajith Premadasa at the Presidential Election  shows the bankruptcy... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/19)

Trump pardons Army officers, restores Navy SEAL's rank in war crimes cases
Idrees Ali CourtesyReuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander who was demoted for actions in Iraq, a move critics have said would undermine military justice and send a message that battlefield atrocities will be tolerated. The White House said in a statement Trump granted full pardons to First Lieutenant Clint Lorance and Major Mathew Golsteyn, and ordered that the rank Edward Gallagher held before he was convicted in a military trial... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/11/19)

Message that Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapakse must convey
Sri Lanka re-reversed a regime change orchestrated in January 2015 which spiraled Sri Lanka towards a wave of catastrophic changes unbeknown to most, outcomes which will be felt only as the new administration now takes over. The election is one that will enter history books for several reasons and resonates the resilience of a proud nation grappling to preserve their history and heritage protecting the islands every inch of turf. As we enter the closure of 2019 and look ahead to 2020 it has a lot of promise in store but there are some factors that needs to be laid... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 18/11/19)

Presidential Election 2019
MEDIA RELEASE Mahinda Rajapaksa Leader of the Opposition
The candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Joint Opposition, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has won a decisive victory at this presidential election. I request all our party activists and supporters to celebrate this victory peacefully and without causing inconvenience to anyone. The people have voted decisively in our favour at this election because of disaffection with the conduct of this government over the past five years. Therefore it is our duty by the people of this country, to conduct ourselves in a manner that will... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/19)

2019 ජනාධිපතිවරණය
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ විපක්‍ෂ නායක
ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ, ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්‍ෂයේ සහ ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්‍ෂයේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා මෙම ජනාධිපතිවරණය විශිෂ්ඨ ලෙස ජයගෙන ඇත. අවුරුදු පහක් මුළුල්ලේ අනේකවිධ දුෂ්කරතා විද ලබාගත් මේ ජයග්‍රහණය ඉතාමත්ම සාමකාමීව, අනුන්ට කිසිඳු කරදරයක් නොවන ආකාරයට භුක්ති විදින මෙන් මම අපගේ පාක්‍ෂිකයන්ගෙන් මෙන්ම සියලුම ශ්‍රී ලංකාවාසී ජනතාවගෙන්ද ඉල්ලා සිටිමි. මහජනතාව මේ තීරණාත්මක ජයග්‍රහණය අප වෙත ලබාදී තිබෙන්නේ, පසුගිය අවුරුදු පහ පුරාවටම පැවති මේ ආණ්ඩුවේ ක්‍රියා පිළිවෙත එපා වී ඇති නිසාය. එම නිසා කිසිවෙකුටත් කරදරයක් නොවෙන ආකාරයට හැසිරීම අපි පොදු මහජනතාව වෙනුවෙන් ඉටු කළ යුතු යුතුකමකි. පසුගිය අවුරුදු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/19)

බොඳවුණු ලිබරල් අපේක්‍ෂාව
ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති
2018 අවුරුද්දේ නොවැම්බර් මාසයේ 23 වැනි දා සිකුරාදා පූර්ව භාග 11:07 ට ගරු විජිත ‍හේරත් මන්ත්‍රීතුමා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ දී සභාව කල් තැබීමේ යෝජනාවක් ඉදිරිපත් කළා. ඒ, ගරු කථානායකතුමාත් ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ ගරු මන්ත්‍රීතුමන්ලාත් සහභාගී වුනු සොඳුරු ජවනිකා ගණනාවක් පාර්ලිමේන්තුව තුළ රඟ දැක්වෙමින් තිබුණු දවස් කීපයක්. ගරු කථානායකතුමා පන්දුවක් දැම්මාම ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ ගරු මන්ත්‍රිතුමන්ලා (විශේෂයෙන් ම ගරු විජිත හේරත් මන්ත්‍රිතුමා සහ ගරු අනුර ක්‍රමාර දිසානායක මන්ත්‍රිතුමා) ඒකට ඉතාමත් චමත්කාර අන්දමින් පහර දෙනවා. ඒ වැඩේ අනිත් පැත්තටත් වෙනවා. හරි ම සොඳුරුයි. ඉතින් එදා ඔය කියපු වෙලාවට ගරු විජිත හේරත් මන්ත්‍රිතුමා සභාව කල් තැබීමේ යෝජනාව ඉදිරිපත් කරලා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/19)

MUSLIMS OF SRI LANKA WISH THE NEW PRESIDENT OF SRI LANKA, EXCELLENCY, GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA THE VERY BEST AND PRAY GOD ALMIGHTY BLESS HIM IN ALL HIS ENDEAVOURS THROUGHOUT HIS TENURE IN OFFICE.
By Noor Nizam - Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart and Convener - "The Muslim Voice" - 17th., November 2019.
The election of HE. Gotabaya Rajapaksa to the office of the 7th., President of Sri Lanka on the 16th., of November 2019 is a happy day for those Sri Lankans who love their "Maathruboomiya", Mother Sri Lanka, be they Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Malays or Burghers.  The section of Muslims who voted HE. Gotabaya Rajapaksa to become the 7th., Executive President of Sri Lanka feel honoured to be partners in the victory of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/19)

IN THE CLUTCHES OF DEPRESSION-AFGHANISTAN
ALI SUKHANVER
 “Night raids and aerial strikes have led to mounting civilian casualties in Afghanistan,” says a detailed report recently issued by the Human Rights Watch. The report reveals that CIA-backed Afghan strike forces have once again made the lives of innocent Afghan citizens a hell. Night-time raids into homes in remote villages, forced disappearances, attacks on healthcare facilities and summary executions are the tools being used against the local people. In civilized societies such cruelties are termed as ‘atrocities’ and ‘war crimes’. The report has referred to at least 14 such cases across nine provinces over the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/19)

Malik Samarawickrama resigns from active politics
Courtesy Adaderana
Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama announced that he would retire from active politics at the end of the Parliamentary term. Addressing a letter to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (17) expressed his gratitude for giving him the opportunity to serve the country as a Cabinet Minister and informed of his resignation from the ministerial post. “The People of our country have elected Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the Executive President of Sri Lanka and I wish to respect that mandate,” Samarawickrama said. Referring to his tenure of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/19)

මුදල් ඇමති මංගල ත්‍රිවිධ රත්නයට අපහාස කළ බවට පොලිස් මූලස්ථානයට පැමිණිල්ලක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
මුදල් අමාත්‍ය මංගල සමරවීර මහතා සිය ට්විටර් ගිණුමේ පණිවුඩයක් සටහන් කරමින් ත්‍රිවිධ රත්නයට අවමන් කර ඇති බවට බෞද්ධ තොරතුරු කේන්ද්‍රයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ පූජ්‍ය අඟුළුගල්ලේ සිරි ජිනානන්ද හිමියන් පොලිස් මූලස්ථානයට අද පැමිණිල්ලක් ඉදිරිපත් කළා. ජනාධිපතිවරණ ප්‍රතිඵල නිකුත් වෙමින් තිබූ අතරතුර අද දහවල් අමාත්‍ය මංගල සමරවීර මහතා ට්විටර් ගිණුමේ මෙලෙස සටහනක් තබා තිබුණා. https://youtu.be/S7eE24JlrJM එහිිමම මාගේ රට වෙනුවෙන් දුක්වෙනවාග බුද්ධ සහ ධම්ම රත්නයේ සරණ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවත් සමඟ පවතීවා ර්‍ණ ලෙස අමාත්‍යවරයා සඳහන් කර තිබුණා. කෙසේ වෙතත් අදාළ පණිවුඩයේ "ඩබල් ජෙම්" ලෙස සදහන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/19)

Kabir Hashim resigns from all portfolios following election defeat
Courtesy Adaderana
UNP Parliamentarian Kabir Hashim has announced his decision to step down as the chairman of the party and his ministerial portfolio. MP Hashim has been in office as the Minister of Highways & Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development. Former wartime Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was elected as the President of Sri Lanka in the 7th Presidential Election that took place yesterday (16). Following his massive victory, several parliamentarians of the UNP stepped down from their positions in the party, including the NDF presidential frontrunner Sajith Premadasa, who had been serving... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/19)

Mahinda Rajapaksa expects Prime Minister Wickremesinghe to resign
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 17 (AIR): Following the victory of Gotabaya Rajapaksa iof the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) in the November 16 Presidential election, party chief Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the incumbent Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of the United National Party (UNP) must step down. Gotabaya had defeated the UNP candidate Sajith Premadasa convincingly. Gotabaya is to be sworn in as new President on Monday. His brother, party chief and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa hinted at a change of government in the wake of the result. In a message, the former President said... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/19)

Mangala resigns as Sri Lanka’s Minister of Finance
Courtesy Lanka Business Online
Nov 17, 2019 (LBO) – Mangala Samaraweera has resigned as Minister of Finance with immediate effect following the Presidential Election. Earlier in the day, Minister Malik Samarawickrama, Ajith P Perera and Harin Fernando resigned from their ministerial portfolios. Resignation letter addressed to President Maithripala Sirisena:... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/19)

10 Facts About Sri Lanka’s New President You Perhaps Didn’t Know
Nitin A. Gokhale Courtesy  Strategic News International
Gotabaya Rajapaksa secured over 52 per cent of votes cast in Sri Lanka’s presidential election. NEW DELHI: As Gotabaya Rajapaksa prepares to take over as Sri Lanka’s seventh Executive President on Monday, SNI Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale, who has known and interacted with the President-elect while reporting on Eelam War IV (2006-2009) and in subsequent years, brings out some fascinating and little known facts about the man who will lead the island nation for the next five years: Gotabaya joined the Sri Lankan Army in April 1971 as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/19)

Sri Lankan ministers begin to resign after Sajith’s defeat-Rajapaksa is expected to form a caretaker government.
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
November 17 (newsin.asia) – Ministers from Sri Lanka’s ruling United National Front (UNF) government began resigning from their portfolios on Sunday after the ruling presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa lost the presidential elections. Minister of Sports, Telecommunications and Foreign Employment, Harin Fernando, was one of the first Ministers to hand in his resignation saying he had decided to step down respecting the people’s mandate. Fernando said he was also resigning from his positions in the United National Party (UNP) which is the largest party in the UNF alliance. Minister of Digital Infrastructure and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/19)

Letter sent to SBS TV
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Attn NEWS EDITOR-SBS .Dear Editor, Your following  news item re above -link is given- is completely baseless and overturns the code of conduct by fabrication and allowing only one side to voice as its opinion https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-sri-lankan-election-is-creating-fear-among-australia-s-tamil-communityI I must state the FACTS first. 1 Except for Tamil Tiger terrorists and their fellow travelers and some NGO spokesmen who are following closely the terrorist's dictates no... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 17/11/19)

Letter to Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa
James Lasantha Jayalath Melbourne, Australia
Dear Mr. Gotabaya, Hope you are well. I am not sure whether you have time to read my message, but I hope you read it one day. I am one of the silent majority who wish and pray that you win with a majority tomorrow. I left my motherland when I was 23 years old, but I still love the country I was born 60 years ago. I never had the opportunity to vote in my motherland, but I always wish to see that my country... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/19)

Sajith steps down as UNP’s deputy leader, conveys wishes to Gotabaya
Ada Derana
Minister Sajith Premadasa, who contested at the forefront in the Presidential Election 2019 from New Democratic Front (NDF), has announced his decision to step down as Deputy Leader of the United National Party (UNP) with immediate effect. Minister Harin Fernando, taking to his official Facebook account today (17), published a special statement from Minister Premadasa. Accordingly, DNF contender has conveyed his wishes to the seventh President of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who contested in the Presidential race and currently leading the election results. “It is my privilege to honour the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/11/19)

Hopefully, the last presidential election
By C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island
We are now awaiting the results of what will hopefully be Sri Lanka’s last presidential election. There are 35 candidates contesting this presidential election with a ballot paper over two feet long for a position that has no power at all. Today, Sri Lanka’s supposedly executive presidency has less power than the nominal President in India. In India as in Sri Lanka it is the President who has the power to summon, prorogue or dissolve parliament. The Indian president is constitutionally required to act in accordance with the advice of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/11/19)

The “Complex Web of Deceit & Deception” Spun By Yahapalana To Deceive Sri Lankans From Their Inception, Right Up To Their Dying Moments
Dr.Chula Rajapakse MNZM Wellington New Zealand 
Even as the Yahapalan government goes through their last gasps, it merits reflecting on the “ complex web of deceit and deception “ that they spun on Sri Lankans to grab power and stay in power, in a hope to prevent Sri Lanka’s history being so slurred, ever again. In January 2015, unseating a regime that had ended a thirty year old terrorist war dubbed an “ unwinnable war”, and maintaining the peace for five years thereafter  without even the slightest whiff of terror , while at the same time... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/19)

After the 16th of Nov. 2019, Presidential Elections; are we again going to have another six months of UNP miss-Government and total anarchy?
Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Former Permanent Secretary to Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranayaka and Ex- President of the Sri Lanka Administrative Services Association (1991-19194)
14. 11. 2019. After the 16th of Nov. 2019, this has been an often displayed slogan I have seen in many a SLPP political parleys. But at all these meetings they only focused and talked on the need to vote their candidate on the 16th.  It indeed is the most critical issue and absolutely there is no argument about it. But I was deeply disturbed to note that no one paid any attention... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/19)

ගෝඨා අති චිශිෂ්ට ජය දොරටුවක් අභියසද? "මහින්ද සුළඟ" 2/3 හබායමින්, 1956 විප්ලවය යලිත් කරලියට
ඇම්. ඩී. පී. දිසානායක විසිනි
2019 ජනාධිපති මැතිවරනයේදී 82% සාමාන්‍ය වලංගු ඡන්ද ‍ලැබීමට බොහෝ අවකාශ තිබේ.  මෙම ‍ප‍‍ර්වණතාවය වවුනියාව, රත්නපුර, කුරුණෑගල, කිළිනොච්චි, කෑගල්ල, කලුතර, යාපනය, ගම්පහ, ගාල්ල, මාතර, අනුරාධපුරය. පොලොන්නරුව, මොනරාගල, මාතර දිස්තිරික්ක තුලින් පේනේ.  සමහරවිට මෙම රැල්ල 85-90% දක්වා යෑමට ඉඩකඩ තිබේ. අනුර කුමරුට 4.2% ක්ද,  සජිත්ට 31.3% ක්ද ලැබිය හැකි වේයයි ද, ජයගන්නා ගෝඨා 2/3 ඉලක්කයක් පිටුපස එහෙත් 64.5% ක් ලබා ගතහැකි වේයයි පෙනේ. ඔහු ලක්‍ෂ 20 ට වඩා වැඩි ඡන්ද ලැබිමට ද පුලුවනි. දෝෂයේ ආන්තිකය 3% +/-. පසුගිය දෙසතිය තුළදී "මහින්ද සුළඟ" බලවේගය ගෝඨාගේ සටනට එකතුකිරීමෙන් ඔහු වහාම අගමැති වීමේ පසුතලය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/19)

LANDSLIDE VICTORY FORECAST FOR GOTABAYA - “MAHINDA SULANGA” SWING FOR 2/3rd MAJORITY ISLANDWIDE, A REPLICA OF 1956 REVOLUTION?
Don Dissanayake
The 2019 Presidential Election is expected to generate 82% of valid  votes as an average. This trend is likely to eventuate in Vavuniya, Ratnapura, Kurunegala, Kilinochchi, Kegalle, Kalutara,Jaffna, Gampaha, Galle, Matara, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Monaragala, and Matara.  In some districts in the above list  valid votes in the band of 85-90% could not be ruled out. The JVP is expected to achieve 4.2% of valid votes. Sajith Premadasa is likely to achieve 31.3%. The Winner Gotabaya Rajapakse is likely to achieve a record 64.5%, marginally short of a 2/3rd  majority.  The collection and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/19)

Relocate the Nation’s Capital to ‘Gokanna,’ (Trincomalee) An Open Letter to Our Next President Gotabhaya Rajapakse and next Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Geethanjana Kudaligamage
Rajapakses, Geopolitics, ‘Eurocentric Developmentalism,’ and the western hegemony  (Part 20-A) From time to time throughout history, if foreign powers recurrently have been hellbent on grabbing what is legitimately yours, at times by force and conspiracy, what options would you have in order to resolve that problem? If their land grab is targeting the most valuable property you have due to its strategic location in the Indian Ocean, and if this land is historically and ancestrally belonging to you, and if this conspiracy is being launched with the active help of some of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/19)

දෑ දම් රක්නෝ
දයා විජේසිංහ  ගරු ප්‍රධාන ලේකම්
අප දෑ දම් රක්නෝ සංවිධානය විසින් ප්‍රකාශයට පත්කරනු ලබන දැක්ම සඟරා‌වේ 11වන කලාප‌යේ පල වූ ලිපි පහත දැක්වේ. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/19)

Gotabaya Rajapaksa favourite in Sri Lanka Presidential race
Lindsey Hilsum International Editor Courtesy Channel 4 News
In Sri Lanka, voters will elect a new President this weekend and they look likely to bring back a familiar face. Gotabaya Rajapaksa was the defence secretary who oversaw the end of a decades-long civil war. The UN says at least 40,000 Tamil civilians died during the war’s final months and Mr Rajapaksa stands accused of ordering war crimes. But after the easter bombings by Islamist terrorists, his strongman persona and family name has made him favourite to win power.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/19)

This is the last chance to save the country - Mahinda Rajapaksa
Courtesy Ceylon Today
In this last moment to save the country, the responsibility of all people who love the country is to ensure Gotabaya Rajapaksa's victory by voting for the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) on 16 November, former President and current Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said. The only way that the country and the people can be saved from harmful domestic and foreign forces, like the country was saved from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorism is by electing Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the President, he added. When the country has accepted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/19)

Sinhalese can be defeated only by voting for Sajith - Sumanthiran
Courtesy Ceylon Today
Tamil people must act in collaboration against the expectations of the Southern Sinhala people regarding Gotabaya Rajapaksa's victory and prevent Sinhala leaders from emerging victorious, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Spokesman and MP, M.A. Sumanthiran said. At the upcoming Presidential Election, all the Tamil people must unite to stifle the 'Gotabaya menace,' he stressed. He made these statements at a public rally held in Mankulam, Mullaitivu to express support for New Democratic Front (NDF) Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa. The Tamil people must act to stop another Rajapaksa family-administration, including Gotabaya... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/19)

'Extracts from 'Tamil Tigers' Debt to America'
By Dr Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today
Daya Gamage worked at the American Embassy in Colombo, as the Sole Foreign Service National and a Political Specialist. He retired in 1994 and has been living in Las Vegas since retirement. After two years of concentration, he has been able to share his knowledge, understanding and his intimate professional association with the US Department of State in the form of a book - 'Tamil Tigers' Debt to America'. Being aware of how America's foreign policy worked- sometimes in a strange manner, he has come out with an unbiased text... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/19)

මාධ්‍යයට එරෙහි ඇමති හකීම්ගේ තර්ජන ගැන පොලිසියට අදත් පැමිණිලි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
මාධ්‍යයට එරෙහිව අමාත්‍ය රවුෆ් හකීම් මහතා සිදුකළ තර්ජනය කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් අදත් පොලිස් මූලස්ථානයට පැමිණිලි ගොනු කෙරුණා. බෞද්ධ තොරතුරු කේන්ද්‍රයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ අඟුල්ගල්ලේ සිරි ජිනානන්ද හිමියන් පොලිස් මූලස්ථානයට අද පෙරවරුවේ මෙලෙස පැමිණිල්ලක් ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට පැමිණියේ අමාත්‍ය රවුෆ් හකීම් මහතා මාධ්‍යයට එරෙහිව සිදු කළ තර්ජනය කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන්. https://youtu.be/yf_03SDdpCM මේ අතර ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණ ද අද කැඳවා තිබූ ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවේදී ද මාධ්‍යට එරෙහිව සිදු කෙරෙන විවිධ තර්ජන ලබලපෑම් සම්බන්ධයෙන් අදහස් පළවුණා. මේ අතර පිවිතුරු හෙළ උරුමය පක්ෂයයේ නියෝජිතයින් අද පස්වරුවේ පොලිස් මූලස්ථානයට පැමිණිල්ලක් සිදු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/19)

සත්‍ය ගවේෂකයෝ සංවිධානයෙන් ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයට පෙත්සමක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
දෙමළ ජාතික සංධානය සහ ඊට සහය පළ කරන දේශපාලන පක්ෂ රට දෙකඩ කිරීමට උත්සාහ දරන්නේ යැයි සඳහන් කරමින් ඔවුන් තහනම් සංවිධාන ලෙස ප්‍රකාශ කරන්නැයි සත්‍ය ගවේෂකයෝ සංවිධානය අද ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයට පෙත්සමක් ගොනු කළා. ඉදිරි ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී තම සහය ලබාදීම සඳහා දෙමළ ජාතික සංවිධානය පසුගියදා කරුණු 13කින් යුත් යෝජනාවලියක් ඉදිරිපත් කරනු ලැබුවා. https://youtu.be/CzmjJusB5NM එහි නිජබිම් සංකල්පයල ස්වයං නිර්ණය අයිතිය ලබා දීම ඇතුළු කරුණු කිහිපයක් ඇතුළත් කර තිබුණා. මෙවැනි යෝජනා මගින් රට දෙකඩවීමේ අවදානමක් පවතින බවට චෝදනා කරමින් ආණ්ඩු ක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා ප්‍රතිපාදන යටතේ එවැනි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/19)

Fake news warriors’ bid to scuttle Gotabaya’s electoral prospects boomerangs
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 15 (Ada Derana): The Embassy of the United States in Colombo says the widely circulated dubbed video statement of the US State Department’s spokeswoman regarding the citizenship of SLPP’s presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa is fake. The spokeswoman of the US Embassy, Nancy VanHorn told Ada Derana that this video, which is currently being circulated in social media, is manipulated and distorted. A dubbed video which allegedly contains a statement from the spokesperson of the US State Department was released to the social media today (15). VanHorn said the original statement... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/19)

ඇමරිකානු පුරවැසිභාවය ගැන අන්තර්ජාලයේ සැරිසරන වීඩියෝ පටය ව්‍යාජ එකක් - ඇමරිකානු තානාපති කාර්යාලය
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
පුරවැසිභාවය පිළිබඳව ඇමරිකානු රාජ්‍ය දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ ප්‍රකාශිකාවකගේ යැයි පවසමින් අන්තර්ජාලයේ සැරිසරන වීඩියෝව ව්‍යාජ වීඩියෝවක් බව කොළඹ ඇමරිකානු තානාපති කාර්යාලය පවසනවා. එහි මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශිකා නැන්සි වෑන්හෝන් මහත්මිය පැවසුවේ එය තම දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට අදාළ නොවන හඬ කැවූ ව්‍යාජ වීඩියෝවක් බවට තහවුරු කළ හැකි බවයි. ඇමරිකානු රාජ්‍ය දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ ප්‍රකාශිකාවකගේ යැයි පවසමින් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ඇමරිකානු පුරවැසිභාවය පිළිබඳ සඳහන් වීඩියෝවක් මේ වන විට අන්තර්ජාලයේ හුවමාරුවනවා. https://youtu.be/zWzSxYneL3E අප මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් කොළඹ ඇමරිකානු තානාපති කාර්යාලයෙන් විමසීමක් කළා. කොළඹ ඇමරිකානු තානාපති කාර්යාලයේ මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශිකා නැන්සි වෑන්හෝන් ප්‍රකාශ කළේ එය ව්‍යාජ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/19)

Video circulating on social media regarding US Citizenship is a fake video - US embassy
Courtesy Hiru News
The US embassy in Colombo has announced that the video clip on the internet claiming to be a US State Department spokesperson detailing US Citizenship is a fake video. Media spokeswoman Nancy Van Vonhorn said that it can be verified as a fake video that has been dubbed which is not linked to her department. A video is being circulated on the internet claiming to be a US State Department spokeswoman detailing on American citizenship. The US embassy in Colombo today announced that the video is a fake... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/19)

MCC Compact should conform to the Constitution
By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island
November 14, 2019, 12:00 pm The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact is temporarily down but is not out. Despite this set-back, it is bound to resurface after the Presidential Election when it would be submitted to Parliament as required by the provisions of the Compact. However, a fact that needs to be acknowledged is that if not for the concerted public pressure that included Ven. Ududumbara Kashyapa Thera to launch a protest fast, the Compact would have been signed by now. The issue is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/19)

Presidential candidates and the ailing agriculture sector
By Dr.  C. S. Weeraratna(csweera
sltnet.lk) Former Professor at Ruhuna and Rajarata universities Courtesy The Island

November 14, 2019, 6:35 pm Agricultural sector is the cornerstone in the economic and social development of the country and hence, a number of presidential candidates in their manifestoes highlighted the need to improve this sector.. Around 1.6 million ha of the country is cultivated with annual and perennial crops and around 25 percent of Sri Lankans are employed in the agricultural sector. Domestic Food Sector Around 860,000 ha in... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 15/11/19)

GOTABAYA, MAHINDA AND BASIL RAJAPAKSA KINDLY LISTEN TO THE VOICE OF A CONCERNED MUSLIM.
By Noor Nizam – Convener “The Muslim Voice” -  November 14th., 2019.
The present presidential elections should have the freethinking participation of all Sri Lankans, by the Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Burghers and others The Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gotabaya Rajapaksa (the SLPP Presidential candidate) and Basil Rajapaksa have stated that they want the minority votes added to the majority votes when winning this presidency. Every community has its strengths and weakness. Every community has members who support the various political ideologies. They also support different political parties. For what do they do all these? To get the legitimate... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/19)

රාජිත කැම්පේන් එක කෑවා.. දැන් සක්කරයටවත් දිනවන්න බෑ..- බීමත් ලොක්කියක් රජිතට කුණු බැණුම් බනී…
 lanka C news
ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතාගේ ප්‍රචාරක ව්‍යාපෘතිය ඇමති රාජිත සේනාරත්න විසින් අවසාන මොහොතේ මුළුමනින්ම කඩාකප්පල් කළේ යැයි ඒ පාර්ශවයේම බලවත් තැනැත්තියක විසින් දැඩි විවේචනය කර ඇති බව වාර්තා වෙයි. ජනාධිපතිවරණ ප‍්‍රචාරක කටයුතු අවසානයේ මෙම තැනැත්තිය අධික ලෙස බීමතින් මෙසේ විවේචනය කර ඇත. හරක් වැඩ සිදු කළ මෝඩ ඇමතිවරයා නිසා තම පරාශ්වය අන්ත පරාජයක් ලබන බවද දැන් පරාජය කිසිවෙකුට වැලැක්විය නොහැකි බවත් ඇය සඳහන් කර ඇතැයිද සදහන්ය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/11/19)

Liars and Lies damned lies (Okama Boru)
by A. Patabendige Courtesy The Island
This is the season for lying. With a few days left for the Presidential election panic and distortion, lies and damned lies have overtaken supporters of one side as they fight tooth and nail to survive an impending change of leadership. One minister on TV (11 Nov 19) produces a snarky looking man with a palpably false beard who says he transported 7000 tons of gold after the war from Jaffna. He named the person who allegedly gave the order, a rival candidate. Not to be out done another minister... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ අවසන් ජන රැළිය...
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/_HIVYIypLQE... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

Biggest challenge facing the intelligent voter
Janaka Perera
More than any other past Presidential Election the one that is to be held tomorrow (November 16) poses the most difficult challenge to intelligent voters. Considering over two decades of unwelcome experiences and a continuing corrupt system will it be a Hobson’s choice for them?  Will they have to vote for the best of the bad lot? This is also a presidential election no former president or prime minister is contesting.  I do not wish to blame all ordinary citizens (except dyed- in-the wool UNP supporters) who voted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

Please give me another chance” – Royal Park murder convict
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Royal Park murder convict Jude Shramantha Jayamaha has appealed for a second chance saying he never intended to harm anyone and that he was ashamed for what has happened. Jayamaha was serving life in prison over the 2005 murder of Swedish national Yvonne Johnson at the Royal Park condominium. President Maithripala Sirisena last week granted a Presidential pardon to the convict, a move which drew outrage among the public, some politicians and others. In an open letter issued today, 34-year-old Jude Shramantha Jayamaha said that nothing can replace Yvonne but he will keep on trying to make amends... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

Yvonne Jonjssonrescent
Asoka Weerasinghe. Kings Grove Crescent . Ottawa. Ontario  . K1J 6G1 . Canada
14 November 2019 Rt. Hon. Maithripala SirisenaPresident of Sri LankaPresident’s SecretariatGalle FaceColombo 1Sri Lanka. Mr. President: Re: Granting Presidential pardon to 34-year-old Shramantha Jude Anthony Jayamaha who was serving a life sentence for murdering 19-year old Yvonne Johnsson at Rajagiriya’s Royal Park Towers. My reaction under my breath was, “You silly fool, why the heck did you do that for!  Was it money,  or was that you wanted to be elevated to the status of a Tin-God... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

Advantage Gotabaya as Lanka votes tomorrow?
Mohan K Tikku Courtesy The Asian Age
The writer has reported from Sri Lanka as a foreign correspondent and is the author of After the Fall: Sri Lanka in Victory and War A surfeit of candidates may be seen as an indication of greater public enthusiasm for participation in the democratic process.  Gotabhaya Rajapaksa As Sri Lankans prepare to elect their next President on Saturday (November 16), they seem to be spoilt for choice. This time over, there are an unprecedented 35 candidates in the fray... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

China-Friendly Strongmen Eye Return to Power in Sri Lanka Vote
Ruth Pollard and Anusha Ondaatjie, Bloomberg News
HOMAGAMA, SRI LANKA - NOVEMBER , Getty Images (Bloomberg) -- A family of strongmen are eyeing a return to power in Sri Lanka’s presidential election on Saturday, an outcome that could also shift the island nation back toward China. The Rajapaksas, once a powerful force in the island nation’s politics who lost the presidency in 2015, are staging a comeback. This time Gotabaya Rajapaksa, 70, is running for the top job, backed by family members including his brother Mahinda, who enjoyed warm ties with Beijing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

‘Please give me another chance’ - Shramantha
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
In an open letter, Shramantha Jude Jayamaha, who was convicted over the Royal Park murder and released on a presidential pardon recently, requested society to give him another chance. “I ask for your understanding, because that is the kind of country we live in - where there is hope for even the worst criminal and mercy and forgiveness is a way of life. Please give me another chance,” he said. In a lengthy letter, Mr. Jayamaha elaborated on his story, his family background, the murder, conviction, prison life and the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

පෞද්ගලික නාලිකා දෙකකට තර්ජනය කළ ඇමති හකීම්ට එරෙහිව පොලිස් මූලස්ථානයට පැමිණිලි 2ක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
පෞද්ගලික නාලිකා දෙකකට තර්ජනය කරමින් අදහස් දැක්වූ අමාත්‍ය රවුෆ් හකීම් මහතාට එරෙහිව සංවිධාන දෙකක් අද පොලිස් මූලස්ථානයට පැමිණිලි ගොනු කළා. ඊට අමතරව කබීර් හෂීම් සහ රාජිත සේනාරත්න යන අමාත්‍යවරුන්ට එරෙහිවද පොලිස් මූලස්ථානයට සහ අධිකරණයට පැමිණිලි දෙකක් ගොනු කෙරුණා. https://youtu.be/dT_4kPSSeVI පෞද්ගලික නාලිකා දෙකකට හොඳ පාඩමක් උගන්වන බව පවසමින් අමාත්‍ය රවුෆ් හකීම් මහතා ඊයේ සිදු කළ අනතුරු ඇඟවීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් සත්‍ය ගවේශකයෝ සංවිධානය සහ සිංහලේ අපි සංවිධානය අද පොලිස් මූලස්ථානය වෙත පැමිණිලි දෙකක් සිදු කළා. මේ අතර සතිඅග ජාතික පුවත්පතක ජෝතිශ්‍ය අතිරේකයක් සඳහා එක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

360 with Gotabhaya Rajapaksha ( 11 - 11 - 2019 )
TV Derana
https://youtu.be/x_6S-vXMF-0 අදහස් ටික ගානට ගලපලා කතා කරනවා ... සාම්ප්‍රදායික දේශපාලයෙකුට වඩා කතාව වෙනස්.....ආසයි අහන් ඉන්න... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

Character assassination of me will continue over the next two days: Don't be deceived by it-Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa
By Buddhika Samaraweera Courtesy Ceylon Today
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday (13) said his vision is to give priority to national security.  "We had a good security plan. But, this Cabinet of Ministers didn't bother about national security and made plans to send war heroes to international Courts. He was speaking at the final SLPP public rally held in Homagama.Rajapaksa added, "Those who worked to eradicate drugs and the underworld were arrested. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) provided a great service. But this Government misused them for politics.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

සජිත්ගේ මැතිවරණ ව්‍යාපාරය සුණු විසුනු කරමින් ඉරාජ්ගේ ‘පුතානෝ’ නිකුත් වේ.. යූටියුබය උඩු යටිකුරු කරමින් ජනතා ප‍්‍රතිචාර.. [Video]
සංගීතය ශිල්පී ඉරාජ් වීරරත්න
සංගීතය ශිල්පී ඉරාජ් වීරරත්න විසින් සිය නවතම නිර්මාණය වන ‘පුතානෝ’ නම් වීඩියෝව මේ වන විට අන්තර්ජාලයට මුදාහැර තිබේ. එක්සත් ජාතික පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා දැඩිව විවේචනය කරමින් මෙම වීඩියෝ නිර්මාණය කර ඇත. ගීතය ප‍්‍රසිද්ධ කර සුළු වේලාවක් ඇතුලත ලක්‍ෂ ගණනක පිරිසක් එය නරඹා ඇත. https://youtu.be/Cz6Vs5rUAO4... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

RISING TRENDS IN SRI LANKA STOCK MARKET
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
Sri Lanka Stock Market reached rock bottom in this year on 6 May, recording an All Share Index at 5198 with an unfavourable outlook. However, dismissing all forecasts, the Index improved to 5995 on 11 July. The luck was short-lived.  Since 30 July, it ran into downward territory reaching 5672 on 3 October. Then it rose to 6027 on 1 November. Then again it dropped to 5934 on 7 November. Now as of today 13 November, it rose to 5992. The Easter attack had a negative impact... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

GOTA PHOBIA – Part IX D (Massive victory predicted for Gota)
By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA.
In the inevitable humiliating the mud-masters of the Sajith camp would definitely resort to any form of election rigging this time.  The shameless American puppets Mangala, Rajitha et al are reported to have planned several misleading campaigns in the last two days and on the election deploying Nadesan’s MTV network which include NewsFirst, Sirasa and Shakthi TV channels and som other TV channels under heavy payment to telecast news flash called ‘breaking news’ , ‘just received news’ and ‘exclusive news’ etc in TB channels and their respective Radio broadcast even on the election... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Frontrunner in Sri Lanka's Presidential Elections
Courtesy ANI/BusinessWire India
Sri Lanka's executive presidency is the most lucrative in the constitutional context in the island nation simply because of its formulation, a fact that is widely attributed to its creator, the late JR Jayawardene. The country so far has experienced the dynamics of six executive presidents and the seventh will emerge after the elections on November 16th this year. The country is abuzz with election campaigning activities, and the potential candidates take up considerable airtime on the TV and radio bulletins. Despite the anticipation to witness the longest ballet paper,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

R. Premadasa’s son will get lowest percentage ever by any candidate at second place: Basil
Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy Daily Mirror
While saying that SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa would win the election by a majority more than 10 per cent, SLPP National Organizer Basil Rajapaksa said the son of Ranasinghe Premadasa would garner the lowest percentage of votes obtained by any second candidate in the presidential election history.  Addressing a news briefing today, he said their vote base had been increased by two or three times than the presidential election in 2015. “We are very much confident that the next Poya Day would dawn under a government of Gotabaya... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

Citizenship cancelled once renunciation certificate is issued - US Embassy
Courtesy Ada Derana
The Embassy of the United States in Colombo said an individual is no longer considered a citizen of the US once he receives the certificate affirming the renunciation the citizenship while adding the such individual’s name to the federal list is a separate process. The media spokesperson of the US Embassy Nancy VanHorn stated this during an exclusive interview with Indeewari Amuwatte from Ada Derana. https://youtu.be/9jbPy2kCi58 When asked about the prevailing concerns as to why former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s name has not appeared on the federal... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

Future SLPP govt. will not have issues between Executive & Legislature - Mahinda
Courtesy Ada Derana
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa says the incumbent government failed to resolve its internal issues owing to the lack of understanding between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The Opposition Leader had an audience with the members of the SLPP’s London branch at his official residence in the Wijerama Mawatha today. Issuing a media release on the meeting, the former President said the future SLPP government will not suffer the ills of the current government due to the sibling bond shared with SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

Either Chandrika is crazy or we are - Mahinda
Courtesy adaderana
Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga may be attempting to grant what Velupillai Prabhakaran asked for through Sajith Premadasa, according to Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Leader of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) expressed these views addressing a public meeting held in Minuwangoda. https://youtu.be/OlEzTUbXpXE Rajapaksa said that a Tamil newspaper had reported that Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga had addressed the deceased LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran as ‘Prabhakaran sir’. Stating that she used this form of addressing 3 times during her speech, Mahinda Rajapaksa said, “Either Chandrika is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

Only local products will be used for State constructions - Gotabaya
Courtesy Adaderana
Presidential hopeful of SLPP Gotabaya Rajapaksa says, under his administration, only local products will be used for the construction activities of the State. Even during the former administration under Mahinda Rajapaksa also made use of local bricks and tiles for the constructions carried out by the government, the former Defence Secretary said addressing a rally at Dankotuwa yesterday (12). https://youtu.be/xxjie3s7GyU Gotabaya said his government will expand this system and take measures to supply clay, the major raw material used to produce bricks and tiles, for the manufacturers. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

මන්ත්‍රී එම්.ඒ. සුමන්තිරන් කළ බලපෑමක් ගැන විශ්‍රාමික කපිතාන්වරයෙකුගෙන් හෙළිදරව්වක්
Hiru News
ඇවන්ගාඩ් ආයතනය හරහා විදේශීය ත්‍රස්ත සංවිධානවලට ආයුධ ලබාදුන් බවට ප්‍රකාශ කර ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට විරුද්ධව ජිනීවා මානව හිමිකම් කොමිසම වෙත පැමිණිලි කරන ලෙස දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානයේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී එම්.ඒ. සුමන්තිරන් මහතා ඇතුළු පිරිසක් තමන්ට බලපෑම් සිදුකළ බව විශ්‍රාමික කපිතාන් උදය දිසානායක මහතා පවසනවා. ඔහු මේ පිළිබද අද අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට ගොස් පැමිණිල්ලක් ද සිදුකළා. මේ අතර, දෙමළ ඩයස්පෝරාවේ පිරිස් මෙරටට පැමිණ සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතාට සහය ලබාගැනීමට උතුරේ ජනතාවට මුදල් ලබාදෙන බව පවසමින් සිංහලේ අපි ජාතික සංවිධානයේ පූජ්‍ය ජඹුරේවෙල චන්ද්‍රරතන හිමියන් පොලිස් මූලස්ථානය වෙත අද පැමිණිල්ලක් ඉදිරිපත් කළා. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

නිහඬතාව බිඳිමින් මැතිවරණයට දින දෙකක් තිබියදී පූජ්‍ය එල්ලාවල මේධානන්ද හිමියන්ගෙන් විශේෂ ප්‍රකාශයක්
Hiru News
වත්මන් අර්බුධයෙන් රට ගොඩගතහැකි එකම නායකයා ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ බව හිටපු පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී පුරාවිද්‍යා චක්‍රවර්තී පූජ්‍ය එල්ලාවල මේධානන්ද හිමියන් පවසනවා. උන්වහන්සේ මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ මාධ්‍ය වෙත විශේෂ නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින්. https://youtu.be/nzA-WLUbzB4... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුව බලයට පත්වූ දා සිටම පූජ්‍ය පක්ෂයට අපහාස කළා - පූජ්‍ය ඇල්ලේ ගුණවංශ හිමියන්
Hiru News
වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුව බලයට පත්වූ දින සිට භික්ෂූන් වහන්සේට මෙන්ම අන්‍යාගමික පූජකවරුන්ටද නින්දා අපහාස සිදුකළ බව පූජ්‍ය ඇල්ලේ ගුණවංශ හිමියන් පවසනවා. යුතුකම සංවාද කවය විසින් කොළඹ අද කැඳවා තිබූ මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් කැඳවා තිබූ අතර, ඊට එක්වෙමිනුයි උන්වහන්සේ මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ. එම මාධ්‍ය හමුවට එහි නියෝජිතයෙකු වන ගෙවිඳු කුමාරතුංග සහ ප්‍රවීන සංගීතවේදී ජගත් වික්‍රමසිංහද එක්ව සිටියා.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස කුමක් පැවසුවත් අගමැති ධුරය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහටයි
Hiru News
ඉදිරි ජනාධිපතිවරණයෙන් අනතුරුව ජනාධිපති ධූර අපේක්ෂක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා කුමක් පැවසුවද අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ධූරය හිමවන්නේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ බහුතරයක් ලබාගත හැකි රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතාට බව අමාත්‍ය දයා ගමගේ මහතා පවසනවා. කොළඹදී මාධ්‍ය වෙත අදහස් දක්වමින් ඔහු මෙම අදහස් පලකළා. https://youtu.be/SAbDJRRqg4w... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

Gota’s Citizenship: a political red herring?
RUWAN RAJAPAKSE Malabe.Courtesy The Island
There are problems we must overcome if we are to accelerate Sri Lanka’s socioeconomic progress. As such, my well-intentioned provocations in the media have been about fundamental issues, such as intolerance, vengeance, and superstition. But I feel compelled to step out of this neutral frame of mind, to counter some of the asinine thought processes surrounding Gota’s citizenship, in which the underlying concern can be traced back to racist or sectarian intuitions. I think a good many decent, ordinary folk whom I know and love subscribe to this "worry" about Gota,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/11/19)

Stop USA - The Treacherous MCC Plot Unfolds
By Gandara John
Steve Dobrilovic, the unwitting MCC whistleblower, must be out on a limb; in September 2018, he wrecked American plans of capturing Sri Lanka by surprise. Consequently, Dobrilovic’s actions have endangered the American Master Plan of militarily leapfrogging into the Indian Ocean, in line with their ‘Pivot-to-Asia’ geopolitical doctrine, heralded in 2012. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rmhfN6_NaTnz9IriymMxQrlpy6fL7rlV/view?usp=sharing If not for Dobrilovic, Sri Lanka would have imagined that the MCC grant was an innocuous gift by the Americans, as would be perceived by Teplitz’s and Edelman’s oft-stated lie, “Sri Lanka does not have... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/19)

GOTA PHOBIA - Part – IX C (Sumanthiran calls Tamils to unite and defeat the Sinhalese)
By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA.
It is the wish of the majority of Sri Lankans that we should live as a people of one nation and make the maximum contribution possible to develop this nation as a multi-faceted development hub in Asia.  However this objective has some impediments not from all the Tamils but from a section of the racist Tamils agitating that they should be given a separate State for their self rule, a demand which started with the Malaysian born S.J.V. Chelvanayagam demanding in the then State Council saying that North and East of Sri Lanka... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/19)

Forging Hidden Politics in SriLanka
Kanthar Balanathan, Australia
Sri Lankans are aware that late president Ranasinghe Premadasa (RP) and 17 others were assassinated by LTTE on May 1, Saturday, 1993. It was not clear whether LTE was responsible for the murder or they were used as a tool for the murder. It was crystal clear that JVP joined hands with LTTE as a dormant group to supply information and movements of politicians who were targeted. JVP also carried out assassinations and the LTTE flag was hoisted for the murders. During Premadasa’s period the “Black Cats” were used to assassinate significant number of JVP cadre... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/19)

SRI LANKA MUSLIMS SHOULD VOTE GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA AS THE PRESIDENT ON 16th., NOVEMBER, 2019.
By Noor Nizam. Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener – The Muslim Voice, 
What WE AS SRI LANKA MUSLIMS HAS FORGOTTEN is about the aspirations and inspirations of the Sri Lanka Muslims and Muslim Vote bank. We/our votes are sold to either the UNP or SLFP (UNF/DNF or UPFA) for the benefit of the deceptive “MUNAAFIKK” Muslim political leaders/party leaders. “The Muslim Voice” believes that the country’s thinking that a “CHANGE” in the Prime Minister post is correct. It has been proved beyond doubt that the present PM Ranil Wickremasinghe is really involved... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/19)

Mud-slinging is a sign of desperation
By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island
Today Sri Lanka is facing, arguably its worst survival crisis since independence, following the two armed JVP insurrections (1971 and 1986-90) and the long drawn out armed LTTE separatism (1976-2009), both terrorist movements. A considerable number of good but ill-informed or misinformed young Sri Lankans believe that the past seven decades of independence have seen nothing but a steady degradation of the country as a nation (in terms of governance, economy, and social standards, etc.) due to something intrinsically wrong with the established (political) system and the alleged depravity of all... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/19)

ගමනක අවසානය-නාගානන්දගේ අනාගතය
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B., Ph.D.
නාගානන්ද, සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස සමඟ ගිවිසුමක් අත්සන් කරන්නට යනවා යන කතාව සත්‍ය බව දැන් අනාවරණය වී ඇත. අවසාන මොහොතේවත් ඔහු මේ දේශපාලන සියදිවි නසාගැනීම නොකරාවියයි මා සිතන්නේ, එන පාර්ලිමේන්තු මැතිවරණයේදී ඔහුට බලවේගයක් වශයෙන් ඊට ඇතුළුවීමට ඇති ඉඩකඩ නිසාත්, ඒ මඟින් ඉදිරියේදී ඔහුට කල හැකි සේවයත් නිසාය. නාගානන්ද හා පල්ලෙවත්ත අතරින් නාගානන්ද වඩා සුදුසුවුවත් ඒ දෙන්නා එකතුව ක්‍රියාකරතැයි මම සිතුවෙමි. ඒ වෙනුවට දැන් සිදුවී ඇති අච්චාරුව හෙවත් වඳුරන්ට දැලිපිහිදීම හෙවත් චන්දබලය නිසා ඉදිරිපත්‌ව සිටිනා 33 කගේ පමණ ඇප රාජසන්තක වන බව නිසැකය. නාගානන්දට විරුද්ද්ධ කුමණ්ත්‍රනය එක අතකින් වෙස්‌වලාගත් භාග්‍යයක් වන්නේ ඒ මඟින් ඔහුට ඔහුගේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/19)

FOR THE POSITION OF THE PRESIDENT THERE ARE 35 CANDIDATES! ACCORDING TO MY OPINION THERE ARE ONLY TWO WHO ARE ELIGIBLE!
By Dr.Sripali Vaiamon
WELL, OPINION DIFFERS! I am a Sinhalese who loves my country very much, but at present, I am a citizen in CANADA. In Canada President is appointed by the Governor-General. Their Constitution is different. But I like their SOCIALISM POLICY. It was introduced by the former Prime Minister. Present Prime Minister’s father, Pierre Trudeau, on the 8th of Oct.1971.Incidentally, he visited Sri Lanka on the 6th of Dec.in the same year. His ISSUE which was presented to the House and approved. His Socialism Issue was to address every citizen in Canada as CANADIAN,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/19)

Rijksmuseum laments Dutch failure to return stolen colonial art
Courtesy: The Guardian (UK)
One of the Netherlands’ most venerated institutions, the Rijksmuseum, has described the country’s failure to return artefacts stolen from former colonies as a “disgrace” as it opened talks with Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The museum in Amsterdam is discussing the return of around 10 objects to their place of origin but there are thought to be about 1,000 stolen pieces in its collection. The pioneering move comes amid a debate in museums and galleries across Europe about the provenance of its exhibits. The Dutch National Museum of World Cultures (NMWC) published... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/19)

MCC grant: a ploy for compacting national sovereignty
By Dr Kamal Wickremasinghe Courtesy The Island
The yahapalana government’s failed attempt to hurriedly sign the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact surely injected some life in to an otherwise lackadaisical presidential election contest, at least from the points of view of the UNP’s old guard, and the increasingly cynical voting public; the government’s attempt to sneakily sign the compact in the middle of a bleak-looking election campaign was so daring that cynics might suggest that it was probably the last nail on the coffin of the presidential hopes of the candidate the UNP reluctantly nominated. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/19)

What diehard UNPers’ say!
By Dr. UPUL WIJAYAWARDHANA Courtesy The Island
It looks as if the last lap of the Presidential election campaign were turning out to be a mud-slinging match. Sorry, I should correct myself to say, a mud-slinging campaign; as one side seems to be doing it predominantly, perhaps, in a planned systematic manner, may be out of desperation; whereas the other side seems to be trading the usual political insults, which we are so accustomed to during election times. State Minister Harsha de Silva is in hot water for a mud-slinging campaign, which he says started... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/11/19)

GR campaign raises bond scams, Geneva betrayal and Easter carnage
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
Top spokesman for Gotabaya Rajapaksa Campaign Charitha Herath yesterday said that the ruling UNP couldn’t cover up the Treasury bond scams, the betrayal of the armed forces in Geneva and negligence resulting in the Easter Sunday carnage, by questioning the credibility of SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Former Media Secretary Dr. Herath said the desperate attempts to depict Gotabaya Rajapaksa as a threat to national security on the basis of false claim that he was still a US citizen should be examined against the backdrop of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

After hiatus, Rajapaksa brothers set to dominate Sri Lanka again
Sanjeev Miglani, Shihar Aneez  Courtesy Reuters 
COLOMBO (Reuters) - One brother is considered a shoo-in for the job of Sri Lanka’s president in elections this weekend and another is eyeing the prime minister’s post when that election becomes due early next year. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka People's Front party presidential election candidate and former wartime defence chief, with his brothers, Mahinda Rajapaksa, former president and opposition leader and Chamal Rajapaksa (R) are seen as they leave after handing over nomination papers at the election commission ahead of Sri Lanka's presidential election, scheduled for November 16 Two... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

Sinhalese can be defeated: Only by voting for Sajith - Sumanthiran
Courtesy Ceylon Today
Tamil people must act in collaboration against the expectations of the Southern Sinhala people, regarding Gotabaya Rajapaksa's victory and prevent Sinhala leaders from emerging victorious, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Spokesman and MP, M.A. Sumanthiran said. At the upcoming Presidential Election, all the Tamil people must unite to stifle the 'Gotabaya menace,' he stressed. He made these statements at a public rally held in Maankulam, Mullaitivu, to express support for NDF Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa. The Tamil people must act to stop another Rajapaksa family-administration, including Gotabaya Rajapaksa, without giving... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

Several months for names to appear in Federal Register after renunciation: US Embassy
Courtesy Adaderana
The renunciation of US citizenship by an individual might take several months to be published in the Federal Register, a spokesperson for the US Embassy in Colombo said. However, she noted that the embassy cannot comment on individual visa or citizenship issues according to US privacy laws. https://youtu.be/K3bXh38ieXw Responding to questions raised by Ada Derana with regard to SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa renouncing his citizenship, US Embassy Spokesman Nancy VanHorn said: “Due to US privacy laws, I cannot comment on an individual case involving visas... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

Gotabaya promises Rs 1,000 daily wage for estate workers
Courtesy Adaderana
SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that he will increase the daily wage of estate workers to Rs 1,000 and also they will establish a state university for the students in the estate areas of the Central Province. Addressing an election rally held in Kotagala area in Hatton, Rajapaksa said that he spoke to the youth and that they informed him that students selected to university have to travel all the way to areas such as Jaffna and this leads to economic problems. https://youtu.be/SpZCyJlKF8U He said that they... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, had visited Sri Lanka
By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 10: The 550 th. anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak, a 16 th.Century Indian saint who founded Sikhism, was celebrated all over the world on November 9. Today, Sikhism is the fifth largest organized religion with 30 million followers across the globe. The anniversary was marked by the historic opening of a corridor across the India-Pakistan border to link a famous Sikh shrine in Kartarpur in Pakistan with another in Dera Baba Nanak in India. The opening ceremonies, which were held in India and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

හිටපු ජනාධිපති රණසිංහ ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා එල්.ටී.ටී.ඊ. සංවිධානයට ආයුධ හා මුදල් ලබා දුන්නා - වරධරාජා
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
හිටපු ජනාධිපති රණසිංහ ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා එල්.ටී.ටී.ඊ. සංවිධානයට ආයුධ හා මුදල් ලබා දුන් බව උතුරු නැගෙනහිර හිටපු ප්‍රධාන අමාත්‍ය වරධරාජා පෙරුමාල් මහතා පවසනවා. ඔහු මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ කොළඹදී අද පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකට එක්වෙමින්. https://youtu.be/ijgQ_YC16YY... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

සජිත්ගේ මැතිවරණ ව්‍යාපාරයේ ඉදිරි පැය 48 වෙන්වන්නේ ගෝඨාභයට මඩ ගැසීමටයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතාගේ මැතිවරණ ව්‍යාපාරයේ ඉදිරි පැය 48ක කාලය වෙන්ව ඇත්තේ ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට මඩ ප්‍රචාර එල්ල කිරීමට පමණක් බවට ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ චෝදනා කරනවා. අද පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම මහතා මේ බව සඳහන් කළා. https://youtu.be/ZGPBS3i_wbM... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

රටේ භූමිය බෙදීමට ඉදිරිපත් වන සියළු බලවේග පරාජය කිරීමට එක්විය යුතු බව මහා සංඝරත්නය කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
ඉදිරියේදී පැවැත්වෙන ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදි රටේ භූමිය බෙදීමට හෝ ජාතික සමගිය විනාශ කිරීමට ඉදිරිපත්වන සියලු බලවේග පරාජය කිරීමට ජනතාව එකමුතු විය යුතු බව මහා සංඝරත්නය පවසනවා. නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් උන්වහන්සේ ඉල්ලා සිටින්නේ රටේ ඒකීය භාවය ආරක්ෂා කරගනිමින් වැටී ඇති ආර්ථිකය ගොඩගැනීමට හැකියාවක් ඇති පුද්ගලයාට ඡන්දය භාවිත කරන ලෙසයි. පූජ්‍ය ඉත්තෑපානේ ධම්මාලංකාර මහ නාහිමියන්, මහාචාර්ය පූජ්‍ය කොටපිටියේ අනුනාහිමියන්, මහාචාර්ය පූජ්‍ය කහපොල සුගතරතන අනුනාහිමියන්, ආචාර්ය පූජ්‍ය වල්පොල විමලඥාණ අනුනාහිමියන්, ඊට අදාළ නිවේදනය සඳහා අත්සන් තබා තිබෙනවා. එමෙන්ම මහාචාර්ය පූජ්‍ය මැදගම නන්දවාස හිමියන්, මහාචාර්ය පූජ්‍ය පල්ලෙකන්දේ රතනසාර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

නිදහස් පාක්ෂිකයින් රැක ගැනීමට කැප වී සිටින බව විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද කියයි
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ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක අමාත්‍ය සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස පැමිණි හෙළිකොප්ටර් යානය කදුරුවෙල සීවලී ආදර්ශ ප්‍රාථමික විද්‍යාලයේ ක්‍රීඩාංගණයට ගොඩබැස්වීමේදී ඒ ආසන්නයේ තිබූ වෙළඳසැල් කිහිපයකට අලාභහානි සිදුව තිබෙනවා. අද පස්වරු 3 ට පමණ හෙළිකොප්ටර් යානයකින් අමාත්‍යවරයා එහි පැමිණියේ කදුරුවෙල පැවති ජන හමුවට සහභාගී වීම සඳහායි. https://youtu.be/7DAT_GM8_CQ මේ අතර එම ස්ථානයේ සිටි දෙදරු මවක් තුවාල ලබා ඇති බවයි වැඩිදුර තොරතුරු වාර්තා වන්නේ. මේ අතර පසුගිය 7 වනදා ද දෙනියාය මොරවක ජන රැළියට සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස පැමිණි හෙළිකොප්ටර් යානය ගොඩබැස්වීමේදීද කොටපොළ ජාතික පාසල් ක්‍රීඩාංගණය ආසන්නයේ තිබූ ගොඩනැගිලි කිහිපයකට හානි සිදුවූණා. ... -Full Story-
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දෙමළ සන්ධානයේ, නැදුන්කර්නි සභාපතිගේ සහය ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂට
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
>යාපනය - නැදුන්කර්නි ප්‍රාදේශිය සභාවේ සභාපති පී. රොෂාන් අද ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති ධුර අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂට සහය පළ කරන බව ප්‍රකාශ කළා. ඒ, යාපනයේදී මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් කැඳවමින්. තමන්, පසුගිය පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණයේදී දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානයෙන් නැදුන්කර්නි ප්‍රාදේශීය සභාවට තේරී පත්වුවද ප්‍රදේශයේ සංවර්ධනය වෙනුවෙන් කිසිදු ආධාරයක් හෝ සහයෝගයක් ලබාදීමට දෙමළ සන්ධානයට නොහැකිවූ බවටයි ඔහු එහිදි චෝදනා කළේ. ‘‘අපි ප්‍රාදේශීය සභාවේ පාලනයට ඇවිල්ලා අවුරුදු 2 ක් වෙනවා. කිසිදු සංවර්ධන කටයුත්තක් සිද්ධවෙලා නැහැ. මම මේ සභාවට තේරී පත් වුණේ දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානයෙන්. හැබැයි අවුරුදු දෙකක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

කතාකරුවන් නොව වැඩකරුවන් දැන් රටට අවශ්‍ය -ජනප්‍රිය නිලි සංජිවනි වීරසිංහ
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
කලාකරුවන් ලෙස රට වෙනුවෙන් අත දීම සිදු කළ යුතු මොහොතකට මේ වන විට රට පැමිණ ඇති බව ජනප්‍රිය නිලි සංජිවනි වීරසිංහ පවසනවා. ඇය මේ සම්බන්ධව අදහස් දැක්වුයේ මාතර අද (12) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක්වෙමින්. එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වමින් ඇය කියා සිටියේ කතාකරුවන් නොව වැඩකරුවන් මේ වන විට රටට අවශ්‍ය බවයි https://youtu.be/Mxc4z-_GdSQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

Police seek legal advice regarding mudslinging leaflets found from UNP MP Jayampathi’s Office
Courtesy Hiru News
The Ruwanwella Police has sought legal advice from the Police Legal Division over steps to be taken against mudslinging leaflets against Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential Candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa found from the Magammana area in Ruwanwella. Police said that the leaflets were found after information was received that they were being distributed in the Magammana area. During further investigations more leaflets were found from an office of UNP Parliamentarian Jayampathi Wickramarathna in Ruwanwella.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

GOTABHYA IN THE LEAD; SAYS FOREIGN MEDIA
Courtesy Hiru News
Attention has been drawn to the upcoming presidential election in Sri Lanka, by several foreign media. According to articles published on both Reuters and the Hindu, former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa is the hot favorite to win the presidential election this Saturday. The article published on Reuters stated that even though there are no formal opinion polls, former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa is the hot favorite to win the presidential election this Saturday while his chief opponent Sajith Premadasa, is seen to be trailing. https://youtu.be/3tTzXDMe7Mk ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

INDIAN TRIBUNAL CONFIRMS BAN ON LTTE
Courtesy Hiru News
The five-year ban imposed by the Indian government on the Liberation LTTE has been confirmed by a tribunal set up to examine whether the prohibitions on the terror organization should continue. According to sources in the Delhi High Court, the tribunal headed by Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal confirmed the ban on the LTTE on November 7th and the confirmation order has been sent to the government, in a sealed cover, for notification. India had banned the LTTE after the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. Since then,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

MCC, ACSA, SOFA with US incompatible with international law
by  Tamara Kunanayakam, Former Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva
“[T]here is no friendship when nations are not equal,when one has to obey another and when one only dominates another.” Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister of India Closing Speech at the Asian-African Conference, Bandung, 1955 Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA), the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and Millennium Challenge Compact (MCC) are agreements integral to US national security and self-defense strategies, whose goal is “American Self-Preservation,” an ideology incompatible with the Charter of the United Nations and international law. MCC, crude... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

The Divisional Development Councils Programme(DDCP): Lessons on the eve of the 2019 Presidential Election of Sri Lanka
Garvin Karunaratne, PhD Michigan State University*
The DDCP was the major development programme undertaken by the Government of Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranayake during her 1970-1977 rule. This was also the first major islandwide development programme ever to be implemented in Sri Lanka. Earlier there was the Rural Development Programme and the Small Industries Development Programme which were smaller programmes aimed at rejuvenating the rural areas with small industries and Powerlooms. However, the DDCP was far major in scope and the Government had high hopes of great success. The Government head hunted the most eminent economist on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

Choosing your candidate
Viraj Kithsiri
I would like to place a few pertinent questions to my fellow countrymen with regard to voting at the forthcoming presidential election. How gullible should be us in our knowledge not to suspect the ulterior motives of America in granting the valuable US $ 480 million for our well being? Their untiring efforts to force this on us can be taken as a reflection of true altruism. However, compare this with their just recent decision to pull out the US troops from the Syrian Turkish border without batting an eyelid exposing millions of refugees... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

AN OPEN LETTER TO RIZVI MOULAVI (MUFTI) AND THE ACJU. DO NOT LOBBY VOTES FOR SAJITH ON 15th., NOVEMBER FRIDAY SERMON.
By Noor Nizam. Convener - "The Muslim Voice" - November 11th., 2019.
“The Muslim Voice” vehemently hopes and prays that the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama and it’s members will “STRICTLY” follow “point 07” of the guidelines stipulated statement issued please, Insha Allah, which they have published – http://www.ft.lk/.../ACJU-issues-guidance-with.../56-688638. Rizvi Mufti and the ACJU should be "neutral" at the elections. In the last Presidential elections and general elections, though similar indications were made, The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama violated all election norms and preached from the “MIMBAR” in all mosques to vote against the SLFP, Mahinda Rajapaksa and the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

GOTA PHOBIA – Part IXB (Shun mud-slinging and face a clean election)
By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA.
 We are in the last week of a very crucial and important presidential election campaign after the 1988 presidential election in which the results were manipulated and distorted by the JVP hooligans to carry out a contract from R.Pewmadasa to prevent village voters in the Sinhala areas from casting their ballots and assistance provided by disgraceful Chandrika by fielding a candidate against her own mother from her outrageous party the Sri Lanka Mahajana Pakshaya. As anticipated by many the treacherous reactionary foreign and terrorist servile gang, the anti-Sri Lankan groups... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

The Blossoming Of A Greater Eurasian Partnership-The RCEP train left the station, and India, behind
By Pepe Escobar Courtesy Asia Times
The biggest story at ASEAN was the convergence of moves toward Asia integration, leaving Delhi out for now November 08, 2019 "Information Clearing House" -A pan-Asia high-speed train has left the station – and India – behind. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which would have been the largest free trade deal in the world, was not signed in Bangkok. It will probably be signed next year in Vietnam, assuming New Delhi goes beyond what ASEAN, with diplomatic finesse barely concealing frustration, described as “outstanding issues, which remain unresolved.” ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

A mockery of justice – the latest
Janaka Perera
We again had the misfortune witnessed a mockery of justice when President Maithripala Sirisena pardoned Jude Samantha Jayamaha sentenced to death for the brutal murder of Swedish teenager Yvonne Johnson at the Royal Park luxury apartment complex in Colombo in July 2005. Needless to say, this pardoning has sparked outrage among all law-abiding citizens. They would have not objected if the death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.  But to allow Jayamaha to walk out of prison is intolerable, to say the least.  Is this a twisted view of human rights? Or is it... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

Must work together with the thought "All are Sri Lankans"
Press Release Issued by Maha Sanga
An independent team of Maha Sanga release special statements to the media says that ‘‘All religious leaders including Buddhist clergy to date have worked and contributed enormously to protect our motherland, nation, religion and culture. Similarly, all ethnic groups diligently and cordially have done their part. All communities and followers of all religious faiths in the future too must work together with the thought "All are Sri Lankans".’’  ‘‘We appeal to you, including the Buddhist clergy and other religious leaders, to come together to defeat all forces that are attempting to divide... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

THE RECENT AWARD “PRIDE OF ASIA” TO SRI LANKAN SPEAKER KARU JAYASURIYA HAS NO VALUE. IT IS MEANT TO HOODWINK GENERAL PUBLIC,
Heenmulla Aluthgama
THE RECENT AWARD “PRIDE OF ASIA” TO SRI LANKAN SPEAKER KARU JAYASURIYA HAS NO VALUE. IT IS MEANT TO HOODWINK GENERAL PUBLIC, SURELY THE AWARD HAS BEEN CONFERRED TO HIM WITHOUT FULLY CHECKING CHECKING HIS WORKS. I MEAN, WITHOUT CHECKING “HOW USEFUL HIS WORKS TO SRI LANKANS”. I DO NOT THINK THAT “Abdul Kalam Institute of Technological Sciences (AKITS).” HAD SPENT ANY TIME TO CHECK HIS WORKS. AS YOU ARE AWARE SPEAKER KARU JAYASURIYA IS A MEMBER OF CONSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL. THIS COUNCIL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF KEY FIGURES... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

MCC Agreements
Janaki Chandraratna
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact Program is back on the news again. This time the government is keen to sign the agreements before the Presidential elections without going through the parliamentary process. There are protests from many quarters. The President, Opposition Leader, the Maha Sangha, the Cardinal, Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) etc. had requested the government to delay the sign up, at least until the parliamentarians are made aware of the contents of the agreement. The lack of information has led to many interpretations and innuendos, highlighting the adverse impact of the agreement... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

Gotabaya’s lawyers produce documents proving his renunciation of US citizenship
by Shyam Nuwan Ganewatte Courtesy The Island
November 10, 2019, 9:01 pm President’s Counsel Ali Sabri showing the documents proving that SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa had given up his US citizenship.Pic by Thushara Atapattu A panel of senior lawyers led by President’s Counsel Ali Sabri yesterday produced documents pertaining to SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s renunciation of his US citizenship. Addressing the media at Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo, they produced the original documents provided to Rajapaksa by the US State Department to the effect that he is no longer... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

Gotabaya Rajapaksa: bringing smiles back to Sri Lanka
Courtesy ANI/BusinessWire India
Lieutenant Colonel Gotabaya Rajapaksa, RWP, RSP, psc, GR is a former Sri Lankan army officer and a politician Sri Lanka was once known as the land of smiles Admittedly, over the last four years, one does not encounter many people smiling on the streets of this lush green island. It seems that there is a good chance that following the November 16 election, smiles may be back. That's what Gotabaya Rajapaksa, alias GR, a strong yet sensitive and 'green' leader aspires... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

Rajapakse factor in Sri Lanka presidential polls
Shubha Singh, Indo-Asian News Service  Courtesy Gulf Today
The Sri Lankan presidential election is turning into a battle between two politically influential families; the Rajapakse and the Premadasa families. Gotabaya Rajapakse, a former defence secretary is the younger brother of former president Mahinda Rajapakse, while Sajith Premadasa, Housing Minister, is the son of former president Ranasinghe Premadasa who was assassinated by the LTTE in 1993.Other prominent candidates for the November 16 presidential elections are Anura Kumara Dissanayake of the Janatha Vimukthi Peranuma (JVP) and former army commander Gen Mahesh Senanayake, who are expected to cut into the support base... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

Sri Lanka elections: In the south, hopes on Gotabaya run high
Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu
Supporters of Gotabaya Rajapaksa at a rally in Neluwa village in Galle.   | Photo Credit: APMORE-INSri Lanka Presidential Elections People here see in him a strong leader, who ended war, built infrastructure. “I brought my child along just so he can see our leader, even if from a distance,” said Sepalika Harshani, 29, carrying her toddler under an umbrella. She was among thousands who flocked to Wellawaya town in Sri Lanka’s southern Monaragala district on Saturday afternoon, braving the rain. They had come for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

Control election related propaganda during ‘cooling period’
Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The People's Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) has requested Facebook to control campaigning on its platform during the ‘cooling period’ where political propaganda for the forthcoming presidential election will cease. Accordingly, propaganda activities for the presidential election will cease on the midnight of November 13. This includes display of posters, banners, meetings, postal and distribution of leaflets, visits and social media campaigns or anything that may influence voters. The cooling period is for the general public to make their independent decisions without being influenced by any propaganda... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

Cast your vote to one who preserves unitary status: Prelates
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Issuing a statement yesterday, an independent group of eminent Buddhist monks requested people to cast their vote at the forthcoming presidential election to the most capable leader who would protect and preserve the unitary status of the country, ensure national security, enhance and promote local produce and production, pull the country out of the economic mess, strictly enforce law and order and restore civility by eliminating prevailing lawlessness. “We further appeal to Buddhist clergy and other religious leaders to provide leadership to apprise the public of the need to elect our future... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

Sri Lankan President’s Media Division issues clarification on presidential pardon for Royal Park murder convict
Courtesy Adaderana
Granting of the presidential pardon to the Royal Park murder convict was carried out on the recommendations of a special committee of officials, civil organizations, and several distinguished members of the society stated President’s Media Division. Jude Shramantha Anthony Jayamaha, who was sentenced to death over the Royal Park murder case in 2005, was released on presidential Pardon, on Saturday (November 09). Issuing a statement, today (11), President’s Media Division said that President Maithripala Sirisena received written requests and recommendations from religious leaders, former Supreme Court judges, lawyers, civil society activists, youth... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

What else to do if not release falsely accused war heroes? - Gotabaya
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa those who do not believe that he had revoked his citizenship of the United States can take it to the courts. Joining the Derana 360° political program, the former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he is no longer a citizen of the US as of April 17th. Stating that the US citizenship is a personal matter of his, Rajapaksa said that he followed through the procedures set by the US government to renounce citizenship and was issued with the certificate ‘Oath/Affirmation of Renunciation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

If possible, Rajitha will bring Zahran back from dead - Mahinda
Courtesy Adaderana
Some United National Party (UNP) MPs are creating mudslinging propaganda in the face of defeat, according to Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa. He expressed these views to the media following a religious event held in Anuradhapura. https://youtu.be/U7rwDsq5Aj8 As opponents have nothing left to say, they will get liars to say many things, Rajapaksa points out. Stating that they might bring even Zahran’s wife to make statements, Mahinda Rajapaksa said that if possible, Rajitha [Senaratne] might bring Zahran himself back from the dead. Such... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

ගෝඨාභයගේ පුරවැසිභාවය පිළිබඳව ගැටළුවක් නෑ, උපවාසය වහාම නතරකරන්න - සෙයිජින් නිකායේ මහනායක හිමි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ඇමරිකානු පුරවැසිභාවය ඉවත්කර ගැනීම සනාථ කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලමින් පූජ්‍ය ඉඟුරුවත්තේ සුමංගල හිමියන් කොළඹ නිදහස් චතුරස්‍රයේ උපවාසයක නිරත වන්නේ මුදලට යටවී බවට උන්වහන්සේගේ විහාරයේ දායකයන් පවසනවා. මේ අතර සුමංගල හිමියන්ගේ නිකායේ මහ නා හිමියන් අද එම ස්ථානයට වැඩම කර සුමංගල හිමියන්ගේ ක්‍රියාව දැඩිලෙස විවේචනයට ලක්කළා. https://youtu.be/A-cc7hS1Sng ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ඇමරිකානු පුරවැසිභාවය ඉවත්කරගත් බවට වන ලියවිලි ඔහුගේ නීතිඥයින් විසින් මාධ්‍ය හමුවේ ප්‍රසිද්ධ කර තිබෙන පසුබිමක එම ලියවිලි ඉදිරිපත් කරන්නැයි ඉල්ලමින් පූජ්‍ය ඉඟුරුවත්තේ සුමංගල හිමියන් අද දෙවන දිනටත් උපවාසයේ නිරත වුණා. අද පස්වරුවේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

විමල්ගෙන් තවත් හෙළිදරව්වක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
ජනාධිපති ධුර අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ජයග්‍රහණය දරා ගත නොහැකි සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතාගේ පාර්ශ්වය ඉදිරියේදී පෞද්ගලික මාධ්‍ය ආයතනයකට ප්‍රහාරයක් එල්ල කොට එහි වගකීම තමන් පිට පැවරීමේ උත්සාහයක නිරත වන බවට තොරතුරු අනාවරණ වී ඇතැයි පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා පවසනවා. අද පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී ඔහු මේ බව සඳහන් කළ අතර ඊට ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම මහතාද එක්වුණා. මේ අතර මහනුවර පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී කෙහෙළිය රඹුක්වැල්ල මහතාද මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් අදහස් පළ කළා. https://youtu.be/blNerxiNwtU... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

විපක්ෂ නායකවරයා ජනතාවගැන විශ්වාසයෙන්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට එරෙහිව ඉදිරි කාලය තුල ප්‍රතිවාදින් කුමන අසත්‍ය චෝදනා එල්ල කලද ජනතාව බුද්ධිමත්ව තීරණ ගනුඇතැයි තමන් විශ්වාස කරන බව විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසනවා. https://youtu.be/UefcDbhPxHg අනුරාධපුරයේ පැවති ආගමික වැඩසටහන් කිහිපයකින් අනතුරුව මාධ්‍යයට අදහස් දක්වමින් විපක්ෂ නායකවරයා මේ බව සදහන් කළා. විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ප්‍රථමයෙන් අටමස්ථානාධිපති අචාර්ය පුජ්‍ය පල්ලේගම සිරිනිවාස නාහිමියන් බැහැදැක ආශිර්වාද ලබාගත්තා. විපක්ෂ නායකවරයා ජය ශ්‍රී මහා බෝධීන් වහන්සේ වැඳ පුදාගෙන ආශිර්වාද ලබාගත්තේ ඉන් අනතුරුවයි. රුවන්වැලි මහා සෑ විහාරාධිපති පුජ්‍ය පල්ලේගම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

Five-judge bench to consider petitions against MCC deal
Courtesy Adaderana
The Supreme Court has appointed a five-judge bench to consider the fundamental rights petitions filed seeking for an injunction order against the signing of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Agreement with the United States. The five-judge bench appointed by the Chief Justice is to be chaired by the Supreme Court Judge Buwaneka Aluvihare. Accordingly, the judge-bench is comprised of Supreme Court Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, L. T B. Dehideniya, Murdu Fernando, S. Thurairajah, and Gamini Amarasekera. https://youtu.be/pFB__4JzTE0 The petitions are to be considered on the 13th of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

MCC ගිවිසුමට එරෙහි පෙත්සම් සලකා බැලීමට පංච පුද්ගල විනිසුරු මඩුල්ලක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
එම්.සී.සී. හෙවත් මිලේනියම් චැලෙන්ජ් කෝපරේෂන් ගිවිසුමට අත්සන් තැබීම වළක්වන නියෝගයක් නිකුත් කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා ගොනුකර තිබූ පෙත්සම් සලකා බැලීමට අගවිනිසුරුවරයා පංච පුද්ගල විනිසුරු මඩුල්ලක් නම් කර තිබෙනවා. අදාළ පෙත්සම් ලබන 13 වැනිදා සලකා බැලීමට නියමිතයි. එම්.සී.සී. හෙවත් මිලේනියම් චැලෙන්ජ් කෝපරේෂන් ගිවිසුම සඳහා රජය අත්සන් තැබීම වළක්වන නියෝගයක් නිකුත් කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා පාර්ශ්ව 3 ක් පෙත්සම් ගොනු කර තිබුණා. https://youtu.be/IKwcWcQBS7o ඒ, රජයේ වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය, නීතීඥ දර්ශන වේරදූවගේ සහ පූජ්‍ය අඟුලුගල්ලේ සිරි ජිනානන්ද හිමියන් විසින්. පෙත්සම්කරුවන් අගවිනිසුරුවරයාගෙන් ඉල්ලා තිබුණේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

සියළු ජාතීන්ට සාමකාමී රටක් නිර්මාණය කරන බව ජනපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
සියළු ජාතීන්ට සාමකාමීව ජීවත් විය හැකි රටක් නිර්මාණය කිරීමට කැප වන බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ පවසනවා. පුත්තලම ප්‍රදේශයේ අද පැවති ජන හමුවකට එක්වෙමින් ඔහු මේ බව කියා සිටියා. https://youtu.be/YzENrGOR8Io මේ අතර, විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ අද අනුරාධපුරයේ ආගමික වැඩසටහන් කිහිපයකට සහභාගි වුණා. විපක්ෂ නායකවරයා පළමුවෙන් අටමස්ථානාධිපති පූජ්‍ය පල්ලේගම සිරිනිවාස නාහිමියන් බැහැදැකීමෙන් පසු ජයශ්‍රීමහාබෝධීන් වහන්සේ වැද පුදාගෙන ආශිර්වාද ලබා ගත්තා. ඉන් අනතුරුවයි ඔහු රුවන්වැලි මහසෑ විහාරාධිපති පූජ්‍ය පල්ලේගම හේමරතන නාහිමියන් බැහැදැක ආශිර්වාද ලබා ගත්තේ. අනතුරුව මිරිසවැටි විහාරාධිකාරී පූජ්‍ය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

Police draws attention on Rajitha’s white van media briefing
Courtesy Hiru News
The Sinhale Organization filed a complaint with the CID demanding an investigation on the media briefing organized by Minister Rajitha Senarathna yesterday and to arrest the minister and the other speakers. In addition, the organization filed another complaint seeking an investigation over the mudslinging distribution by a secretary of non-cabinet minister Harsha de Silva in Mirihana yesterday. Meanwhile, police media spokesman, SP Ruwan Gunesekera said that an investigation has been initiated on the matter.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

රාජිතගේ සුදු වෑන් මාධ්‍ය හමුව ගැන, පොලීසියේ අවදානය
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
අමාත්‍ය රාජිත සේනාරත්න විසින් ඊයේ කැදවා තිබූ මාධ්‍ය හමුව සම්බන්ධයෙන් පරීක්ෂණයක් සිදුකර අමාත්‍යවරයා සහ ඊට සහභාගි වූ පුද්ගලයින් අත්අඩංගුවට ගන්නා ලෙස ඉල්ලමින් සිංහලේ සංවිධානය අද අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව වෙත පැමිණිල්ලක් ගොනු කළා. එමෙන්ම, කැබිනට් නොවන අමාත්‍ය හර්ෂ ද සිල්වාගේ ලේකම්වරයෙකු විසින් ඊයේ මිරිහාන ප්‍රදේශයේ බෙදා හරිමින් සිටි මඩ පත්‍රිකා සම්බන්ධයෙන් ද විමර්ශනයක් සිදුකරන ලෙසට ද එම සංවිධානය පැමිණිලි කර තිබෙනවා. ඉන් අනතුරුව මාධ්‍ය වෙත අදහස් දැක්වූ සිංහලේ සංවිධානයේ මහලේකම් පූජ්‍ය මැඩිල්ලේ පඤ්ඤාලෝක හිමියන් සදහන් කළේ අපරාධයකට සම්බන්ධ පුද්ගලයින් පිළිබදව තොරතුරු පැවතියත් ඒ පිළිබදව දැනුම් නොදීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් අමාත්‍ය රාජිත... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

Another set of mudslinging posters against Gotabaya discovered from Ruwanwalla. The Secretary of Harsha and his accomplice remanded
Courtesy Hiru News
Another stock of mudslinging leaflets against SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa were discovered from Magammana in Ruwanwella today. Police have initiated an investigation after seizing the leaflets. At the same time, the two suspects including a secretary of non-cabinet minister Harsha de Silva have been further remanded until November 14 They were arrested while distributing mudslinging leaflets against SLPP candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday The two persons who were arrested while distributing mud-leaflets against Presidential Candidate of the Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

ගෝඨාභයට එරෙහි තවත් මඩ පත්‍රිකා තොගයක්, රුවන්වැල්ලෙන් සොයා ගැනේ- හර්ෂගේ ලේකම් ඇතුළු දෙදෙනා රිමාන්ඩ්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂට එරෙහිව මුද්‍රණය කළ තවත් මඩ පත්‍රිකා තොගයක් අද රුවන්වැල්ල - මාගම්මන ප්‍රදේශයෙන් සොයාගෙන තිබෙනවා. පොලීසිය සඳහන් කළේ මෙම මඩ පත්‍රිකා තොගය මාගම්මන ප්‍රදේශයේ බෙදා හරින බවටලද තොරතුරකට අනුව ඒවා සොයා ගත් බවයි. දැනට ඒවා පොලිස් භාරයට ගෙන විමර්ශනයක් ද ආරම්භ කර තිබෙනවා. එමෙන්ම, ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂට එරෙහිව මිරිහාන ප්‍රදේශයේ මඩ පත්‍රිකා බෙදා හරිමින් සිටියදී අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් කැබිනට් නොවන අමාත්‍ය හර්ෂ ද සිල්වාගේ ලේකම්වරයා ඇතුළු දෙදෙනා මේ මස 14 වනදා දක්වා රක්ෂිත බන්ධනාගාර ගත කර තිබෙනවා. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

Selling the Motherland
By Garvin Karunaratne
Selling the Motherland crept into our leaders only after the General Election of 1977.  In my working life from 1955 to 1973 in Sri Lanka   I have kept close association with ,many of our leaders- Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake, , Ministers P.C.Imbulana, Vimala Kannangara,  Dr N.M. Perera, P.G.B Kalugalle,  T.B. Subasinghe, NH Karunaratne , Dr Colvin R de Silva. I am certain that none of them had the idea of  Selling the Motherland even in their remotest dreams It is sad to note that the deeds of the leaders of the United National Party from... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

Empowerment or Entrapment? The Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact and the Message of the Fasting Monk
By Rohana R. Wasala 
The Ministry of Finance published an announcement on the treasury.gov.lk website on November 1, 2019 to the effect that the ‘MCC agreement drafted with the consent of AG will be presented in parliament’. The self-explanatory first paragraph mentions what the Millennium Challenge Corporation means and what projects it is going to execute in Sri Lanka: ‘The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a bilateral United States Foreign Aid Agency established by the United States Congress in 2004, applying a new philosophy towards foreign aid. It provides time limited grants and assistance to developing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

GOTA PHOBIA – Part IX A (Fake News Propaganda against GOTA intensified)
By : A.A.M.NIZAM - MATARA
We now enter the last week of the election in which frauds, intimidation and other malpractices reign supreme.  Before proceeding to comment about the current situation I think it is pertinent to remind the voters how Maithripala Sirisena, finding that United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has all the chances to win the August 17th 2015 General Election acted indecently and made a harsh and unpardonable statement that even if the UPFA wins the election he will not appoint Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister of the country. This made a large... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT HOW SL WILL LOSE ITS LAND
Sri Lanka
Watch this & pleases share widely -Our Land must remain Our Land https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FMChjWPrWea9nUlZgxhk2v7VCEtgbMtk/view?fbclid=IwAR12IOIkiKzw6Q6HCehk7JtxNtAk7PetqF79K1WSDR3blbyzWAxUoJStwQE... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

U.S. military presence and popular resistance in Sri Lanka
by Asoka Bandarage Courtesy CovertAction Magazine
United States Arleigh Burke-class destroyers docked in Sri Lanka. Included in the task-force were the USS Howard (DDG 83), USS Shoup (DDG 86), USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and the USS Kidd (DDG 100). (October 28-31, 2017) [Credit: Sri Lanka News / Ada Deranavia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVVKAKSz1rU] The Indian Ocean is one of the most contested regions in the world today. China, the United States, India, and also Japan, Saudi Arabia and other rich and powerful states are struggling for influence over Sri Lanka, located in the geographical heart of the Indian Ocean. Sea lanes of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

ජනතාවගෙන් වසන් කළ ජාතික භෞතික සැලසුම
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්
              නගර සහ ග්‍රාම නිර්මාණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව නමින් 1946 වසරේ පනතකින් අනුමත වූ ආයතනයක කාර්ය භාරය වූයේ ලංකාවේ නගර සහ දියුණු වන ගම් සඳහා සැලසුම් සකස් කිරීමයි. මෙම පනත වසර 2000 දී සංශෝධනය වී යටකී ආයතනය ජාතික භෞතික සැලසුම් දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව වශයෙන් පුළුල්  වුණි. ඉන්පසු ඔවුන් ගේ කාර්ය භාරය අනුව රටටම අවශ්‍ය භෞතික සැලැස්ම ගැන තීරණ ගැනීමට බලය ලබා ගෙන ඇතිබව පැහැදිලි වෙයි.. එහි ප්‍රතිඵලයක් ලෙස 2007 දී එළි දැක්වූ ජාතික භෞතික සැලැස්ම දක්වන්නට පිළිවන. මේ සැලැසුමට සංකල්පීය අර්ථ සපයන්නේ 2002 නිකුත් කළ රීගේනින් ශ්‍රී ලංකා ලියවිල්ලයි. මේ ලියවිල්ල මගින් බලාපොරොත්තු වූයේ රටේ භෞතික යටිතල පහසුකම් දියුණු කරලීමට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

මාව අරලියගහ මැදුරට ගෙන්නලා බලපෑම් කළේ - Talk With Chatura -Interview given by Suhada Gamalath, Retd. Solicitor General
Talk with Chatura
https://youtu.be/2_e_fVGf6q8... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

A person who was distributing mudslinging posters against Gotabaya arrested in Mirihana
Courtesy Hiru News
A person who was distributing mudslinging posters against SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapakse in Mirhana was arrested. SLPP members charge that this suspect is a representative of non cabinet Minister Harsha De Silva. A tense situation occurred at the time of the arrest https://youtu.be/5b6VyonTwl0... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

Sri Lanka Cabinet planning to Surrender the Country to the Americans through the MCC SOFA and ACSA Compact
Mahinda Gunasekera
Thanks to the report published in the Lankaweb on November 6, 2019, by the Indian investigative journalist Sarojini Dutt, we are now able to see the foolish and dangerous steps taken by the present government to sacrifice our independence and sovereignty to the USA for a mere handful of dollars  ($480 million) promised as a grant, which too would go directly to US contractors engaged to carry out the work involving land surveys and converting the land grants given to landless farmers into freely marketable units to be registered in a digitized land bank system. This... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

ගෝඨාභයට එරෙහිව මඩ පෝස්ටර් බෙදූ, අමාත්‍ය හර්ෂ ද සිල්වාගේ ලේකම්වරයෙකු ඇතුළු දෙදෙනෙකු අත්අඩංගුවට
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති ධුර අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට අපහාස වන අයුරින් සැකසූ අත්පත්‍රිකාවක් ‍බෙදාහරිමින් සිටි පුද්ගලයින් දෙදෙනෙකු එම අත්පත්‍රිකා සමග මිරිහාන ප්‍රදේශයේදී අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන තිබෙනවා. https://youtu.be/5b6VyonTwl0 එම ප්‍රදේශය නියෝජනය කරන ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ප්‍රාදේශීය දේශපාලනඥයින් චෝදනා කළේ අදාළ  සැකකරු එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ කැබිනට් නොවන අමාත්‍ය හර්ෂ ද සිල්වා මහතාගේ ආධාරකරුවෙකු බවයි. ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති ධුර අපෙක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට අපහාස වන අයුරින් සැකසූ අත්පත්‍රිකාවක් අද පෙරවරුවේ විජේරාම කලා ප්‍රදේශය සහ මිරිහාන ප්‍රදේශය ආශ්‍රිතව බෙදාහැර තිබුණා. කෙසේ වෙතත් එම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT HOW SL WILL LOSE ITS LAND
Shenali
https://www.facebook.com/shenali.waduge/videos/10159431598524466/UzpfSTYyODY3OTQ2NToxMDE1OTQzMTY1MTM3OTQ2Ng/?__tn__=%2CdlC-R-R&eid=ARDE13jNnI33nuOTUV5HMxHdrJzWILUqa4NnNuesdHk2_J-AQiXPs-hBxt4h4NVXQAC2DszXfclOfOWO&hc_ref=ARSK6TQRA2-wEms8ficKHfiZH-aANbPvWOgLfOsRdgjyioUQi5a5doN4H8hqVjf79Nk... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

KARTARPUR-A LOVE JUNCTION
ALI SUKHANVER
Looking back to the history, during the 1947 partition of India, the region where the holy Dera Baba Nanak Sahib and Gurdwara Baba Guru Nanak situated was divided between India and Pakistan. The Radcliffe Line awarded the Shakargarh tehsil on the right bank of the Ravi River, including Kartarpur, to Pakistan, and the Gurdaspur tehsil on the left bank of Ravi to India. For many years after partition, Indian Sikhs had been using a bridge on the Ravi River to reach Kartarpur. This bridge was eventually destroyed in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965 and this destruction... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/19)

සත් කරුණකින් ගොනු කළ ජාතියේ ආරක්ෂාවේ පොරොන්දුව ගෝඨාභයට..
[අමාදම් ගඟුල] විය යුතු දේ සිදු වෙමින් පවතී!
[1] ඓතිහාසික වශයෙන් තහවුරු වී ඇති මේ රට සිංහලයාගේ එකම මාතෘ භූමිය බැවින් සිංහලයාටද අන්‍ය ජාතීන් සමග එකමුතුව වෙන් නොවී වාසය කිරිමට කටයුතු කල මැනව. [2] එසේම මේ සිංහල රටේ ජාතියක් හෝ ආගමක් හෝ දේශපාලන මතවාදයක් හෝ භූමිය හෝ මුල් කොට ගෙන කිසිදු ආකාරයක ත්‍රස්තවාදී තත්වයක් ඇතිවිමට ඉඩ නොතබනු මැනව. [3] අපගේ මාතෘ භූමියට එරෙහිව ජාතිවාදය තුල හෝ ආගම්වාදය තුල හෝ කුමන්ත්‍රණකාරිව යෙදී සිටි හෝ සිටින කිසිදු දේශපාලකයෙකු සමග සම්බන්ධ නොවනු මැනව. [4] සිංහලයාගේ පාරම්පරික උරුමය වන ඓතිහාසික පුරා විද්‍යාත්මක බෞද්ධ සිද්ධස්ථාන ආරක්ෂා කිරිමට කටයුතු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/19)

Why Senaka Weeraratna should get due recognition for the DRS
Rohan Abeygunawardena Nugegoda Courtesy: Sunday Times (November 10, 2019) 
Senaka Weeraratna the Sri Lankan Lawyer who came out with the suggestion to introduce a Decision Review System (DRS) to minimise umpiring errors in the middle, as far back as 1997, has been fighting for due recognition for his contribution to the game, for over 20 years. However, in spite of many requests and appeals made by him to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and the International Cricket Conference (ICC), he has not been successful in receiving the kind of acknowledgment that Duckworth and Lewis got for their contribution towards... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/19)

GOTA PHOBIA – Part VIII E (Will Sajith surrender to authorities over his frauds?)
By ; A.A.M.NIZAM- MATARA
The veteran journalist H.L.D.Mahindapala, who was the Chief Editor of ‘Observer’ and now resides in Australia has said that watching the video of the launch of the UNP manifesto, one of the factors that surprised him most was the performance of Sajith Premadasa. He says that he had never seen him so stiff in delivering his public speeches and he was speaking more like a ventriloquist (a comedian) than as a fired-up, rabble-rousing politician gesticulating frenetically, or beating his chest on public stages. He stood there at the launch as stiff as a statue... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/19)

MCC not beneficial to SL: Wijeyadasa
Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror
MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe yesterday claimed that Sri Lanka would not benefit from the Millennium Challenge Cooperation (MCC) pact and that not even a cent would be received by the Treasury. He told a news conference that the US$480 million would be received by the particular US company which would undertake the project in Sri Lanka and according to the MCC pact, the Treasury will not receive a cent. The MP said neither the Auditor General nor the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) would be able to mediate in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/19)

Law under Millennium "Grant"
BY GAMINI SENEVIRATNE Courtesy The Island
The Island editorial today (7th November, 2019) points out that "there should be sufficient time for independent legal experts and other knowledgeable persons to go through such agreements with a fine tooth comb and challenge them in court if necessary.'' What is being touted here is a serial violation of that fundamental premise – violations that are to be, by the said agreement, immune to any and all forms of challenge under our laws.  Set out below for the information of the public (including such Members of this Parliament... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/19)

Lanka president pardons killer who smashed Swedish teen’s skull into 64 pieces
Courtesy The Hindistan Times
Convicted killer Jude Jayamaha, from a wealthy, high-profile family, walked out of Welikada prison Saturday following the highly unusual amnesty granted by President Maithripala Sirisena. Sri Lanka’s president has pardoned a death-row prisoner who murdered a Swedish teenager just a week before he leaves office, officials said Sunday, in a move that sparked national outrage. Convicted killer Jude Jayamaha, from a wealthy, high-profile family, walked out of Welikada prison Saturday following the highly unusual amnesty granted by President Maithripala Sirisena. Sirisena, who is stepping down after Saturday’s presidential... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/19)

Outrage as Sri Lanka president Sirisena pardons killer of Swedish teen
Courtesy Straitstimes
COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka's president has pardoned a death-row prisoner who murdered a Swedish teenager just a week before he leaves office, officials said on Sunday (Nov 10), in a move that sparked national outrage. Convicted killer Jude Jayamaha, from a wealthy, high-profile family, walked out of Welikada prison last Saturday following the highly unusual amnesty granted by President Maithripala Sirisena. Sirisena, who is stepping down after this Saturday's presidential election at which he is not a candidate, announced last month he was considering a request to grant Jayamaha a pardon.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/19)

‘This is an utter disgrace’: Outcry after Sri Lankan president pardons death row killer who brutally murdered Swedish teen girl
Courtesy RT
In his final week in office, Sri Lanka’s outgoing president has pardoned a death row killer who murdered a Swedish teenager in 2005. The girl’s skull was smashed into 64 pieces during the horrific attack. Yvonne Jonsson, who had dual Sri Lankan and Swedish nationality, was killed in the stairwell of the Colombo apartment building her family was living in at the time. The attack had come after an argument between the teenager and killer Jude Jayamaha, then aged 19, who reportedly hails from an influential family.  Jayamaha was initially sentenced to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/19)

Needed a lion to lead the pride
By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
Lo! The main contenders with gusto swing into full stride With today begins the election week. Unless another Zaharan-style attack befalls us between now and the 16 November, our entire focus would be dominated on the upcoming Presidential Election.  The key question we as a nation would be trying to solve this week is who would be the correct leader for our country for the next five years. Though over 30 nominates have come forward, only two can be considered as serious contenders: Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/19)

Unitary, United Deadlock
By Sugeeswara Senadhira Courtesy Ceylon Today
The Presidential election campaign that was focused on promises on subsidies, salary hikes, free fertiliser, cost of living and similar issues during the last four weeks has suddenly deviated this week to the issue of the proposed system of Government.  The current focus is whether Sri Lanka would continue as Unitary State or a new Constitution would be adopted to change it to a Federal Government without using the term 'federal'. This issue re-surfaced last week when the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) extended its support to New Democratic... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/19)

Thirteen - the decisive factor?
By Rohana Aryaratna Courtesy Ceylon Today
Why is number 13 considered unlucky? Some believe number 13 is unlucky and it could bring bad luck. Some people avoid inviting 13 guests for a dinner or a party or any other gathering, as 13 is often associated with the term 'unlucky.' Many buildings don't have a 13th floor, and people do not intend getting married or purchasing a new house on the 13th day of the month. Most of us believe 13 to be unlucky, due to the reference to the Last Supper that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/19)

පවතින වැරදි දේශපාලන සංස්කෘතිය වෙනස් කරන බව ගෝඨාභය කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
තමා පැමිණියේ පවතින වැරදි දේශපාලන සංස්කෘතිය වෙනස් කිරීමට බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ ප්‍රකාශ කළා. ඒ, කලාවැව ප්‍රදේශයේ අද පැවති ජන හමුවකට එක්වෙමින්. https://youtu.be/cLKlYhdLcgA... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/19)

මෙරට පැවති යුදමය වාතාවරණය සහ පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරය ජනතාවට අමතකයි - පූජ්‍ය කිරිබත්ගොඩ ඥානානන්ද හිමියන්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
තිස් වසරක් පුරා මෙරට පැවති යුදමය වාතාවරණය සහ පාස්කු ඉරිදා එල්ලවූ ත්‍රස්ත ප්‍රහාරය පිළිබඳව අද වනවිට ජනතාවට අමතක වී ඇති බව පූජ්‍ය කිරිබත්ගොඩ ඥානානන්ද හිමියන් පවසනවා. උන්වහන්සේ මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ කඩුවෙල අද පැවති උත්වයකට එක්වෙමින් පූජ්‍ය කිරිබත්ගොඩ ඥානානන්ද හිමියන් විසින් රචිත “මහාවංශයේ තුන්වන කොටස“ග්‍රන්ථය එළිදැක්වීමේ උත්සවය අද පැවැත්වුණේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති ධුර අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන්. https://youtu.be/ZUTHx9M2IBk... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/19)

දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානයේ අවශ්‍යතාවය ගැන මහින්ද හෙළිකරයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානය එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ ආණ්ඩුව රැක ගැනීමට කටයුතු කිරීම හැර උතුරේ ජීවත් වන ජනතාවගේ ගැටලු විසඳීමට කිසිදා උනන්දු නොවූ බව විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසනවා. https://youtu.be/_t8iug4l0RQ අද පෙරවරුවේ මුලිතිව් නගරයේ පැවති ජන හමුවක් අමතමින් විපක්ෂ නායකවරයා මේ බව සදහන් කළා. ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති ධුර අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ජය තහවුරු කිරීම සඳහා සංවිධාන කළ ජන හමුවක් අද පෙරවරුවේ මුලිතව් නගරයේදී විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් පැවැත්වුණා.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/19)

14 සහ 15 යන දෙදින සිදුවන දෙයක් ගැන විමල්ගෙන් හෙළිදරව්වක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
වයිබර් සහ වට්ස්ඇප් සමාජ මාධ්‍ය ඔස්සේ 14 සහ 15 යන දෙදින විපක්ෂයේ ජනපති අපේක්ෂකයාට එරෙහිව මඩ ප්‍රචාර ගෙන යෑම සඳහා ආණ්ඩුව විශාල මුදලක් යොදවා ඇති බව  පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා චෝදනා කරනවා. කොළඹ අද පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී ඔහු පැවසුවේ ආණ්ඩුව ගෙන යන මඩ ප්‍රචාර සම්බන්ධව  තමන් කළ හෙළිදරව් මේ වනවිට කරලියට පැමිණෙමින් තිබෙන බවයි. https://youtu.be/7Go1GrFKfhI ඒ අනුව රාජිත සේනාරත්න අමාත්‍යවරයා පැහැර ගැනීම් සිදුකළ බව කියන සුදුවෑන් රථ රියදුරෙක් සහ පැහැර ගැනීමට ලක්වූ බව කියන පුද්ගලයෙකු  සමග අද කොළඹදී ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවක්  පැවැත්වූවා. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/19)

රට, ජාතිය ගැන සිතා ඡන්දය භාවිතා කරන්න - පූජ්‍ය ඇල්ලේ ගුණවංශ
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
මෙවර ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී රට, ජාතිය ගැන සිතා ඡන්දය භාවිත කළ යුතු බව පූජ්‍ය ඇල්ලේ ගුණවංශ හිමියන් පවසනවා. < උන්වහන්සේ මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ කළුතර ප්‍රදේශයේ පැවති යුතුකම සංවිධානයේ සම්මන්ත්‍රණයකට එක්වෙමින්. https://youtu.be/vlDNzbMKNeE... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/19)

President’s Counsel Ali Sabri says that the Election Commission has already accepted all documents which renounce Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s American Citizenship
Courtesy Hiru News
His Lawyer, President’s Counsel Ali Sabri said that the Presidential Candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has renounced his American Citizenship legally and that reports being published further that he is yet an American Citizen are totally untrue. He said at a special media briefing held in Colombo today that with the participation of a council of lawyers representing Gotabhaya Rajapaksa that all documents in connection with his client renouncing his American Citizenship have already been handed over to the Election Commission. He... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/11/19)

සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාසට චන්දය දෙන්න එපා. ඔබ 2015 දී කල වැරැද්ද නැවතත් කරන්න එපා.
චාර්ලස් පෙරේරා විසින්
අම්මේ තාත්තේ පුතේ දුවේ  තව සතියක් වැනි  කෙටි කාලයකින් ඔබට අපේ අභිමානවත් මාතෘ භුමියේ, අපේ සම්මා සම්බුදු පියාණන්ගේ  සිරිපතුල් ස්පර්ශයෙන්  පුණ්‍ය භූමියක් වූ  ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ අපේ අපේ අම්මාගේ අනාගත පැවැත්ම පිලිබඳ තීරණය ගැනීමට  සිදුවෙනවා, මෙවර ඔබ හොඳ සිහි බුද්ධියෙන්  කටයුතු නොකර ඔබේ  වටිනා චන්දය  ඔබේ අතට ලැබෙන චන්ද්‍ර පත්‍රිකාවේ ගොටාභය  රාජපක්ස මැතිතුමාගේ  චන්ද ලකුන වන පොහොට්ටුවට  ඉදිරියෙන් කතිරය නොගැහුවොත් අපේ ආදර මව් බිමේ අපේ මුතුන් මිත්තන්ගේ,  අපේ ජීවිතයට පනපෙව් මේ පින්වත් භුමියේ අයිතිය අපේ අතින් ගිලිහී විනාශ වීමට  ඉඩ තිබේ. එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය අවුරුදු  හතරක් තිස්සේ අපේ රට සම්පුර්ණයෙන් විනාෂකරලා 2015 ජනවාරි මාසයේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/19)

Politicising and Immoral Devious Double-dealing Citizens and Voters by the Politicians in SriLanka
Kanthar Balanathan, Australia
SriLanka and India had several elections since granting independence by the British. Some Indians feel that they would have been better if the country was still under the British. This is because of the bribery, corruption nepotism practiced by the governments and the Ministers. Recently You all would have read about Chidambaram’s fraud of accumulation of foreign assets which has been hushed up (maybe) by the government(s). The story widens to SriLanka not only in foreign assets abut government attempting to bribe their members of Parliament to pass bills, with no debates. Car imports for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/19)

GOTA PHOBIA – Part VIII D (Pad-man’s manifesto is a carbon copy of the proposed Federal Constitution)
By: A.A.M.NIZAM - MATARA
The former President and the Leader of the Opposition Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa finding the danger being posed by the manifesto of the pad-man Sajith Premadasa and his total captivity to the terrorist TNA’s plan to make this country a federal and secular state has issued the following message both in Sinhala and English. “The chapter on constitutional reforms proposed in the manifesto of the UNP presidential candidate contains provisions to replace the unitary state with a formulation that describes Sri Lanka as an ‘undivided and indivisible’ state. This is accompanied by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/19)

Is Sajith the son of Ranasinghe Premadasa? Part II
H. L. D. Mahindapala
In watching the video of the launch of the UNP manifesto, one of the factors that surprised me most was the performance of Sajith Premadasa. I had never seen him so stiff in delivering his public speeches. He was speaking more as a ventriloquist than as a fired-up, rabble-rousing politician gesticulating frenetically, or beating his chest on public stages. He stood there at the launch as stiff as a statue made of clay. Only his tongue was moving to make noises. Somebody must have told him that to look presidential he... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/19)

MCC, ACSA, SOFA with US incompatible with international law
by Tamara Kunanayakam, Former Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva
“[T]here is no friendship when nations are not equal, when one has to obey another and when one only dominates another.” -Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister of India Closing Speech at the Asian-African Conference, Bandung, 1955 Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA), the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and Millennium Challenge Compact (MCC) are agreements integral to US national security and self-defense strategies, whose goal is “American Self-Preservation,” an ideology incompatible with the Charter of the United Nations and international law. MCC,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/11/19)

Such Men Are Dangerous …..!
Punsara Amarasinghe Scuola Superiore Sant Anna Pisa, Italy
The presidential election in Sri Lanka has already produced enough humor at this moment and also the opinions coming from so-called public intellectuals too have given great entertainment to the gallery. In particular, if somebody observes our envoy to Moscow Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka’s FB these days, it becomes an evident factor that Dr. Jayatilleka suffers from a paranoia towards an imaginary fascist rule. As an example, one of the recent posts he shared on facebook states that “Fascism is coming unless you defeat... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/19)

Patriotic UNPers, SLFPers and Minorities – Unite behind Pohottuwa!
Sarath Bulathsinghala
8 Nov 2019 The Way Forward and What is to be done After 70 years what the nation needs is time and space to move forward as one nation leaving behind the enmity and divisiveness. For this to happen the unity of the Sinhalese is paramount. Minority politics and their aspirations will never see the light of day with only half of the Sinhalese agreeing. This is why the unity of the Sinhalese be they UNP, SLFP or other is of paramount importance for the good of all concerned, minorities included.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/19)

ජාතික විමුක්ති සටනේ නවතම විජයග්‍රහණය සැමරීමට සුදානම් වෙමු.
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි.
අප පරදේසක්කාරයින් හා සටන් වැදුනේ අදක, ඊයේක නොව, අනාදිමත් කාලයක සිටය. සටන අපට හොදට හුරුය, පුරුදුය. අප ජයගත් සටන් මෙන්ම පරාජය වූ සටන්ද ඇත. නමුත් පරාජයද ජයක් බවට පත්කර ගැනීමට තරම් ප්‍රබල පසුබිමක් අප හා බැදී තිබිණ. අපි සැම විටකම අවසාන විග්‍රහයේදී ජයගුහයකයෝම වීමු. සුදු පරදේශක්කාරයා අපට මුණ ගැසුණේ වර්ෂ 1505දීය. එදා ඔවුන් මේ බිම වෙත එලූ ඒ ගෙරිහම් කඩේ ප්‍රමාණය හැකිලවීමට මේ වනතෙක් අපට නොහැකි වුවද, අපි පියවරින් පියවර, එම ගෙරිහම් කඩ හකුලුවමින් සිටින්නෙමු. මේ ගෙරිහම හැකිලවීමේ තැත අප ආරම්භ කලේ, එය එලූදා සිටමය. සුද්දාගේ දැඩි සුද්දයකට භාජනයවූ මේ මාතෘ භූමිය හා ජනතාව;... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/19)

ශ්‍යාම් සෙල්වදොරේ පිළිබඳව
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
ශ්‍යාම් සෙල්වදොරේ ඉගෙනුම ලැබුවේ කැනඩාවේ යෝක් විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේදී ය. මට ඔහුව කිහිප වතාවක් යෝක් විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේදී  හමුවී තිබේ.  ඔහු මට වඩා ජේෂ්ඨ සිසුවෙකු වූ අතර ඔහු අධ්‍යනය ලැබුවේ යෝක් හි කීල් කැම්පස් එකේ වන අතර මා අයත් වූයේ යෝක් හි ග්ලෙන්ඩන් කැම්පස් එකටය.  යෝක් විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ නොයෙකුත් වැඩසටහන් වලට ශ්‍යාම් ඒමට පුරුදුව සිටියේය. යෝක් විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ ශක්තිමත් ශ්‍රී ලාංකික ද්‍රවිඩ සංසදයක් තිබේ. මොවුන් බොහෝ දෙනෙකු කොටි හිතවාදී සිසුන් වූ අතර විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ එල්.ටී.ටී.ඊ ධජය ප්‍රදර්ශනය කරමින් නොයෙකුත් රැස්වීම් සංවිධානය කිරීම් කරන ලදි. මොවුන්ට ශ්‍යාම් සෙල්වදොරේව තමන් ගේ එල්.ටී.ටී.ඊ ධජය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/19)

උතුරේ ජනතාව ඉල්ලන්නෙත් ගෝඨාභය
අමිල අබේරත්න මව්බිම දැන්
උතුරු පළාත් ජනතාවගේ ඉල්ලීම පරිදි ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ජයග්‍රහණය වෙනුවෙන් කැපවෙන බව විශ්‍රාමික කර්නල් රත්නප්‍රිය බන්දු මහතා පැවැසීය. ඒ මහතා එලෙස පැවැසුවේ ඊයේ (07දා) පැවැති විශේෂ මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදීය.  උතුරු පළාතේ ජනතාව ඉල්ලා සිටියේ තමන්ට ආදරය කරන දකුණේ බෞද්ධ හමුදා නිලධාරියකු බවද ඒ කිසිවකට ආණ්ඩුව ඇහුම්කන් නොදුන් බවද, විශ්‍රාමික කර්නල්වරයා එහිදී ප්‍රකාශ කළ අතර, ඒ අනුව එම ජනතාවට සහ තමාට ආණ්ඩුව පිළිබඳව කිසිදු විශ්වාසයක් නොමැති බවද ප්‍රකාශ කළේය. ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ජයග්‍රහණය වෙනුවෙන් සම්බන්ධීකරණ කටයුතු කර දෙන ලෙස උතුරේ ජනතාව තමාගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටි බවද ඒ පිළිබඳව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/19)

Can he do as president, what he couldn’t do as minister: Gota
Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror
https://youtu.be/SxTIJ_uJZIw Taking a swipe at his opponent Sajith Premadasa, SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa said yesterday it was ridiculous for someone who as a powerful minister had failed to deliver on his promises to deliver them when he becomes president. Speaking at a rally in Ratnapura yesterday, he said he fulfilled all responsibilities entrusted to him as the defence secretary and the secretary of the urban development ministry. “Though I was not a minister, I fulfilled the responsibilities given to me. It is ridiculous... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/19)

Report places most of the blame on CB
Sandun A Jayasekera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
A senior Finance Ministry source said yesterday the Central Bank did not release the report on the forensic audit on the Central Bank bond scam because the report puts the blame for the bond scam on the doorstep of the Central Bank. He said the CB need not seek the Attorney General’s advice on the release of the five audit reports because they are public documents and that several requests to the Central Bank to release the reports, had not received a favourable response. It has sought... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/19)

Sam Thambimuttu - 3: Extracts from 'Tamil Tigers' debt to America'
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today
Daya Gamage worked at the American Embassy in Colombo, as the Sole Foreign Service National and a Political Specialist. He retired in 1994 and has been living in Las Vegas since retirement. After two years of concentration, he has been able to share his knowledge, understanding and his intimate professional association with the US Department of State in the form of a book - Tamil Tigers Debt to America.' Being extra careful as what to disclose or not with his analysis, and being aware of how America's foreign policy worked... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/19)

Sajith Premadasa has been deceived - Udaya Gammanpila
By Aruni Mallawarachchi Courtesy Ceylon Today
Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Leader Udaya Gammanpila said that Sajith Premadasa violated the promise he gave saying that he would not agree to any deal which will be harmful to the sovereignty of the motherland, even before the Presidential Election was held. "He is mum on the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Agreement," he said. Following are excerpts of the interview: Your faction revealed the UNP had planned a massive conspiracy against Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Is this true? A: The UNP, in the face of defeat... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/19)

Gotabaya announces ‘relief package’ for country’s poor
Courtesy Adaderana
SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that a “relief package” will be provided to the poor and needy in the country, as an ‘instant’ relief measure before the economy if uplifted. https://youtu.be/_8kEBuOrbCM Speaking at an election rally in Polonnaruwa today (8), he said that the complete relief package will be presented tomorrow. He said that they have decided to provide a bag of rations free of charge every month especially to low-income families, families which are receiving ‘Samurdhi’ benefits, those without ‘Samurdhi’ but without an income, those engaged... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/19)

UNP is in the hands of the TNA - Varadaraja Perumal
Courtesy Adaderana
Former North-East Chief Minister and leader of Tamil Social Democratic Party, Varadaraja Perumal, accused the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) of ‘auctioning’ the votes of the Tamils to the UNP. Speaking to reporters today (8), he said that he supported former President Chandrika Bandaranaike during her tenure from 1995 onwards. “She promised and we had a hope and she also did to an extent in bringing a reasonable political solution to the Tamil people and she presented the political package in 2000 in the parliament.” https://youtu.be/1EIKOer1UqY “Who burnt it?... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/19)

Wasantha joins Gotabaya on stage
Courtesy Adaderana
State Minister Wasantha Senanayake today joined SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa on stage at a campaign rally at Manampitiya, Polonnaruwa.  Rajapaksa was addressing the gathering as the State Minister, accompanied by several individuals, suddenly appeared to be making his way through the large crowd at the rally and eventually joined the SLPP candidate on stage. https://youtu.be/QtnL0bSk6Fc The United National Party (UNP) last week decided to remove Wasantha Senanayake from the party with immediate effect. UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam stated that the UNP decided to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/19)

Sri Lankan clan with close China ties plots political comeback
By Saeed Shah/Wall Street Journal Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Sri Lanka became an early adopter of what became China’s Belt and Road Initiative infrastructure program, which aims to strengthen Beijing’s sway through Asia and beyond by building infrastructure. The Rajapaksas were succeeded by a more pro-Western government, under which Sri Lanka became a new logistics hub for the U.S. Navy in the Indian Ocean. Washington wants the new Sri Lankan government to sign on to a U.S. economic aid program, and agree to an expanded U.S. military presence. Those pacts are less likely under the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/19)

Similar to fulfilling the responsibility given to him successfully, he is ready to commit himself to the people, Gotabhaya says
Courtesy Hru News
Similar to having fulfilled all the responsibilities he was assigned successfully, the Presidential Candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna led by the Joint Opposition, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said that he is ready to dedicate himself to the people and work. He made this comment while addressing a rally held in Ratnapura yesterday. The crowd gathered warmly welcomed the Presidential Candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who arrived at the Ratnapura town to participate in the rally.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/19)

නොබෙල් සම්මානය හිමිවිය හැකි කෘතියක් ගැන බැසිල් කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
වත්මන් රජයේ පාලන සමය තුළ රට විනාශ වූ ආකාරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් කෘතියක් සම්පාදනය කරන්නේ නම් ඊට නොබෙල් සම්මානය පවා හිමිවියහැකි බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජාතික සංවිධායක බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසනවා. දෙහිවලදී ඊයේ පස්වරුවේ පැවති රැස්වීමක් අමතමින් ඔහු මේ බව සඳහන් කළා. ජනාධිපතිධුර අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ජය තහවුරු කිරිම සඳහා ශ්‍රි ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ සාමාජිකයින්ගේ සහභාගීත්වයෙන් දෙහිවලදී මෙම රැස්වීම පැවැත්වුණා. https://youtu.be/vpMFxD7PO9o... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/19)

MCC ගිවිසුම ගැන ජනතාව තුල විශාල සැකයක් පවතින බව අමරපුර නිකායේ මහ නාහිමියන් කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
මතභේදයට තුඩුදී ඇති මිලේනියම් චැලේන්ජ් කෝපරේෂන් ගිවිසුම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ජනතාව තුළ විශාල සැකයක් පවතින බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා අමරපුර මහා නිකායේ උත්තරීතර මහානායක අතිපූජ්‍ය කොටුගොඩ ධම්මවාස නාහිමියන් පවසනවා. උන්වහන්සේ මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ආචාර්ය බන්දුල ගුණවර්ධන මහතා තමන්වහන්සේ බැහැදැකීමට පැමිණි අවස්ථාවේදී. https://youtu.be/kyTZj0efigA පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ආචාර්ය බන්දුල ගුණවර්ධන මහතා විසින් රචනා කරනු ලැබූ ඇමරිකන් ආක්‍රමණය - ඵක්‍ක්‍ ගිවිසුම නම් ග්‍රන්ථය අතිපූජ්‍ය කොටුගොඩ ධම්මාවාස නාහිමියන් වෙත පිළිගැන්වීම අද පෙරවරුවේ සිදුකෙරුණා. ඒ, ගල්කිස්ස ශ්‍රී ධර්මපාලාරාම විහාරස්ථානයේදී. මේ අතර, මිලේනියම් චැලේන්ජ් කෝපරේෂන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/19)

කොටපොල අමරකිත්ති හිමියන්ගෙන් අනතුරු ඇඟවීමක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
අමෙරිකානු ආක්‍රමණය සහ අන්තවාදී ඉල්ලීම් දහතුනේ ඛේදවාචකය ඉදිරිපිට පක්ෂ පාට පසෙකලා ජනාධිපතිවරණයට ඡන්දය භාවිත නොකළහොත් රට විශාල අනතුරකට පත්වන බව පූජ්‍ය කොටපොල අමරකිත්ති හිමියන් පවසනවා. උන්වහන්සේ මේ බව අවධාරණය කළේ කොළඹ අද පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකට එක්වෙමින්. https://youtu.be/NWiCbv_zOUA... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/19)

සජිත් ජනපති වුවහොත් අගමැති සහ ජනපති අතර යළි ගැටුම් - සුරේෂ් ප්‍රේමචන්ද්‍රන්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
යම් හෙයකින් සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා ජනාධිපතිධූරයට පත් වුවහොත් නැවතත් රටේ ජනාධිපතිවරයා සහ අගමැතිවරයා අතර මත ගැටුම් ඇතිවිය හැකි බව ඊ.පී.ආර්.එල්.එෆ් පක්ෂයේ නායක සුරේෂ් ප්‍රේමචන්ද්‍රන් මහතා පවසනවා. මේ අතර, දෙමළ එක්සත් විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ නායක වී. ආනන්දසංගරී මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කළේ වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුව දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානයේ මන්ත්‍රීවරුන්ට මිස ජනතාවට යහපතක් සිදු නොකල බවයි. මේ අතර, දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානයේ සහය සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතාට ලබා දීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් විවිධ පාර්ශ්ව අදහස් පළකළා. https://youtu.be/HIYMJrnu6oU... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/19)

GOTA PHOBIA – Part VIII C (Pad-man has officially accepted TNA’S platform)
By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA.
The TNA terrorists whose survival all these years have been facilitated by the disunity among the Sinhalese and due to the prevalent of a group of Quasi-Sinhalese who failed to oppose firmly and decisively their covert and overt attempts to subjugate this country and the people through various forms of their strategies to achieve their sole objective of segregating Sri Lanka and establishing the entity called Tamil Eelam.  They intensified these efforts under the shameless and the foreign servile Yamapalama government.  Despite UNP’s customary denial of having secret pacts with... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/11/19)

What is the name by which we call this type of treacherous politicians.
Dr Sudath Gunasekara.
11.7.2019. This is an urgent appeal to all Patriots who love this country and the Sinhala Nation. “TNA MPs granted Rs 300mn each for being friendly with govt - Rajitha" ( From where they have got this money. Is it what they robbed from the Central Bank in 2015 and 2106 or funds given by the Western country to crush the Sinhala Buddhist Civilization in this country? )   November 6, 2019, 9:28 pm rticle_image Health Minister Dr.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/19)

වඳුරන්ට දැළිපිහි දීම නොහොත් චන්දය දෙන්නේ මොකාටද‌? වඳුරෝ කවුද?
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, B.A. (Hons.), LL,B., M.A., Ph.D.
ලංකාවාසීන්ට සර්‌ව ජන චන්දබලය දීමට 1928 දී ඩොනමෝර් කොමිෂම යෝජනා කලවිට ඊට විරුද්ද්ධ නොවූයේ කම්කරු පක්‍ෂ නායක ඒ.ඊ. ගුණසිංහ මහතා පමණය. එවකට දේශපාලනයේ සිටි සිංහල, දෙමළ, මුස්ලිම්, ක්‍රිස්තියානි, අර්‌ධ බෞද්ද්ධ, බෞද්ද්ධ යන අනිත් හැමෝම උපහාසයෙන් කියා සිටියේ එය හරියට වඳුරන්ට දැලිපිහි දෙනවා වගේ වැඩක් වැනිය කියාය. 1931 චන්දයේදී අනුරාධපුර චන්ද කොට්ඨාශයට ඉල්ලා දිනුවේ ෆ්රීමන් නම් විශ්‍රාමලත් සුදු ඒජන්තවරයාය. 1936 දීද ඔහු නිතරඟයෙන් පත්‌විය. සිංහල මිනිහෙක් වෙනුවට ගැමි ජනයා ඔහුට චන්දය දීමෙන් ගැමි බෞද්ධ විඥානය එලිවිය. සෙසු ප්‍රදේශවල චන්දය ඉල්ලුවේ සුද්දන් යටතේ ධනවත්‌වූ ඉඩම් හිමියන්‌ය. ඇමෙරිකාවේ වහළුන් හිමි වතුකාරයින් මෙන් මේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/19)

Tolerance key for happiness says 12-year-old while launching book
Courtesy Gulf News
Sri Lankan expat’s second book follows on from ‘Thoughts of a 10-year-old’ Image Credit: Sharjah: Twelve-year-old Sri Lankan author Sanith Santhasa Piyadigamage discussed his second book ‘Tolerance for Happiness’ at Sharjah International Book Fair this week. The Dubai-expat, who is a student of Gems Winchester School, held a workshop with school and university students on Tuesday to introduce themes from his latest non-fiction title, which follows on from his first book ‘Thoughts of a 10-year-old’, published last year. “Tolerance and happiness is necessary for our... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/19)

Will appoint a new PM: Sajith
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
New Democratic Front (NDF) presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa said once voted into office he would appoint a new prime minister who he felt could command a majority in parliament. "I will not include any individual accused of corruption in my ministerial cabinet," he said making a special announcement at a private TV station. https://youtu.be/EQP8aQ1xJdk His remarks came after Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe recently told reporters that he would continue to remain in his position as PM during Premadasa’s tenure as president as well. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/19)

TNA chose the side that can fulfill separatist demands - Gotabaya
Courtesy Adaderana
Presidential hopeful of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has chosen the party that can fulfil their separatist demands. Addressing a rally at Ratnapura, Rajapaksa said he has held neither parliamentary membership nor a ministerial position, but fulfilled the responsibility put on his shoulders. https://youtu.be/O3z1ZBUATWk Referring to the presidential front-runner Minister Sajith Premadasa’s campaign promises, Rajapaksa said, it is unbelievably ridiculous to make such promises when he failed to fulfil them while holding a powerful ministerial post in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/19)

Three sections of Southern Expressway opened amidst protests
Courtesy Adaderana
Another phase of the Southern Expressway, which spans from Matara to Mattala and Hambantota, was vested with the public yesterday (07), while the third phase of the Outer Circular Road from Kadawatha to Kerawalapitiya was also declared open. The first event took place under the patronage of Secretary to the Ministry of Highways & Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development Sunil Hettiarachchi and the Chairman of the Road Development of Authority (RDA) Nihal Sooriyarachchi while the latter was held under the auspices of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. https://youtu.be/Jp45rMOb--w ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/19)

The team bringing Harry Potters’ sorting Hat to life marks Sri Lanka in the World Map
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
This Hat, which was designed and developed by the undergraduates could not only read the mind and put the students into houses but also analyze the brain activity for various other medical and scientific purposes. November 5 (University Of Sri Jayewardenepura) – Magic is something that always took us to a whole new world and brought our imaginations to reality and when it comes to magic the story Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling is something that we could not forget. Recently a team of undergraduates from the Robotics... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/19)

Sajith to elect new PM if he wins Presidential Polls
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
I am prepared to take strong, direct steps to ensure that new, young and merit-based political culture is created, Colombo, Nov. 7 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s ruling Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa, on Thursday, said he would appoint a new prime minister who commands the confidence of parliament if he wins the Presidential Polls on Nov. 16. “I am prepared to take strong, direct steps to ensure that new, young and merit-based political culture is created,” Premadasa said in a video statement. “I would like to state that as soon as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/19)

උතුරේ ජනහද දිනු කර්නල් රත්නප්‍රියගේ සහය ගෝඨාභයට
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ජයග්‍රහණය සදහා කැපවන බව සිවිල් ආරක්ෂක බලකායේ හිටපු උතුරු පළාත් ඒකාබද්ධ අණදෙන නිලධාරියා ලෙස කටයුතු කල විශ්‍රාමික කර්නල් රත්නප්‍රිය බන්දු මහතා පවසනවා. https://youtu.be/uLsjjyhVyMo යාපනය, කිලිනොච්චිය, විශ්වමඩු සිවිල් ආරක්ෂක බලකායේ ඒකාබද්ධ නිලධාරියා ලෙස කටයුතු කල ලුතිනල් කර්නල් රත්නප්‍රිය බන්දු මහතා අඹේපුස්ස සිංහ රෙජිමේන්තුව වෙත ස්ථාන මාරුවක් ලබා පිටව ගියේ දිනයේ සිදු වූ සිදුවීම් පෙළ, සැබෑ සංහිදියාව පිලිබදව කතාකරන කිසිවෙකුටත් අමතක කල නොහැක්කක්. අද නැවතත් තම යුතුකම ඉටු කරන්නට විශ්‍රාමික කර්නල් රත්නප්‍රිය බන්දු මහතා තීරණය කර තිබෙනවා. ඔහු ඒ බව දැනුම් දුන්නේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/19)

MCC ගිවිසුම ගැන මංගල කළ අභියෝගයට පෙරටුගාමීන්ගෙන් පිළිතුරු
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
මිලේනියම් චැලේන්ජ් කෝපරේෂන් හෙවත් එම්.සී.සී. ගිවිසුමේ මෙරටට අහිතකර වගන්ති ඇත්නම් ඒවා ඉදිරිපත් කළහොත් තමන් දේශපාලනයෙන් සමුගන්නා බවට මුදල් අමාත්‍ය මංගල සමරවීර මහතා සිදුකළ අභියෝගයට පෙරටුගාමී සමාජවාදී පක්ෂය අද පිළිතුරු ලබාදුන්නා මේ අතර, තවත් පාර්ශ්ව කිහිපයක් මිලේනියම් චැලේන්ජ් ගිවිසුම සම්බන්ධයෙන් අදත් විවේචන එල්ල කළා. https://youtu.be/hZ5TNw6qOvA... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/19)

Wasantha Senanayaka quits the UNP - Prepares for a special revelation
Hiru News
State Minister Wasantha Senanayake says that NDF Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa is distancing from the victory day by day. He was addressing a media conference held in Colombo this afternoon. https://youtu.be/ioHtlgQ5J8A He further said that he has no intention to engage in politics with UNPers. Meanwhile, Wasantha Senanayake said that 8 groups approached him and have had discussions to get him back to the party. State Minister Wasantha Senanayake presented CCTV proofs in this regard... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/19)

An explanation from SB over Gini-gath-hena shooting
Courtesy Hiru News 
MP SB Dissanayake says that the shooting incident occurred when the drunken youths attempted to grab the service weapon of one of his bodyguards. He explained this to our news team with regard to the incident where a shooting carried out by his bodyguards in Polpitiya, Ginigathhena yesterday. https://youtu.be/O9uZ04URGb0 Meanwhile, SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapakse says in a twitter message that he is deeply saddened by the alleged incident of MP, SB Dissanayake’s security personnel and if true, he hopes authorities will take immediate action. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/19)

Let us solve problems in a civilized manner – The Telecommunications Commission replies to Ajith P.’s allegations
Courtesy Hiru News
The Director General of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, Shamal Jayatilaka says he expresses his regret and displeasure at the irresponsible and unbecoming manner in which the non-cabinet Minister of Digital Infrastructure Facilities and Information Technology Ajith P. Perera behaved at the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission office premises. This was issuing a news statement on the allegations being made by the non-cabinet Minister. Non-Cabinet Minister Ajith P. Perera had arrived at the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission together with a group of lawyers and media personnel yesterday to resolve a problem regarding obtaining a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/19)

Memories: The Economy: How we once did it. A Message for the IMF
By Garvin Karunaratne , Ph.D. Michigan State University
In the current chaotic situation where our economy has totally floundered, with a massive debt that defies any solution it will be prudent to note that till 1977 our country managed the economy, attending to massive development tasks also,  without falling into debt. I happen to be one of the few alive who played a major part in that economy. In 1977 the foreign debt was only $ 750 million and that too on projects, not for consumption because at that time loans were obtained only for projects.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/19)

ලංකාවේ ඉඩම් ප‍්‍රමාණයෙන් 1/5 ක් ඇමරිකාවට.. කෙස් කෙලින් කරනවන හෙලිදරවුව මෙන්න..
අනුරුද්ධ බණ්ඩාර රණවාරණ මාධ්‍ය ලේකම් ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණ
ඇමෙරිකාව සමග අත්සන් තැබීමට සැරසෙන මිලේනියම් චැලේන්ජ් කෝපරේෂන් ගිවිසුම පිළිබඳව අමාත්‍ය මණ්ඩලයට ‘ජාතික ආර්ථික සභාව, ඉදිරිපත් කළ නිරීක්‍ෂණ උපුටා දක්වමින් එම ගිවිසුම ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවටත් එහි ජනතාවටත් ඉතාමත් හානිකර බව ඔප්පු කර පෙන්වීමට ජානිපෙ නායක විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා කටයුතු කළේය. පැපිලියාන සුනේත‍්‍රාදේවී පිරිවෙන් ශ‍්‍රවණාගාරයේදී පැවත මාධ්‍ය හමුවට එක්වෙමින් ඒ මහතා මේ කරුණු ඉදිරිපත් කළේය. එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා මෙසේද සඳහන් කළේය. ‘‘ඉන්දියානු සාගර කලාපයේ වැදගත්කම හේතුවෙන් ඇමෙරිකානු 7 වැනි ඉන්දු – පැසිෆික් නාවික බලඇණිය එම කලාපයේ බලය ව්‍යාප්ත කර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/11/19)

Ranil put down at Sajith’s manifesto launch
H. L. D. Mahindapala
Part I The launching of the UNP manifesto in Kandy under the auspices of the UNP’s Kandyan Chief, Lakshman Kiriella, exposed what the UNP has been trying to hide from the public. First, it exposed the entrenched internal split between Sajith Premadasa and Ranil Wickremesinghe. All the signs of the growing rift were displayed for those with eyes to see. It was pathetic to see the Leader of the Party, Ranil Wickremesinghe, sitting in a chair in the front row and fiddling with the pages of a pamphlet (possibly the manifesto) with... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

Sajith and Campaign
S. Jayawardene
The main thrust of the Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa's oratory is on his youth and excellent health. Probably he is unique in the world to bank his electoral campaign on such a note. Whether it is a subtle pointer towards his main rival in the contest, Gotabaya Rajapaksha's age and heart medical condition is a moot point. However he looks to be on losing ground on both accounts. Mahathir Mohamad was elected as the Prime Minister of Malaysia at the ripe age of 93 years. He is well... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

Sri Lanka Cabinet Surrenders the Country to the Americans
By Sarojini Dutt
10th Mar 1815 is a Black-letter day for Sri Lanka. Even blacker is 29th Oct 2019, when the Cabinet of Sri Lanka surrendered the country to the Americans by approving the Millennium Challenge Corporation Agreement.  With that approval, the Americans, accepting the disgraceful surrender of the country by Sri Lanka’s ruling clique, are putting in place their plans to take over the country, just 71 years after 351 years of European rule had ended.   Alaina Teplitz is warned. Do not sign the pernicious MCC... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

YAHAPALANA AS A PUPPET REGIME Pt 14(B) REVISED
KAMALIKA PIERIS
REVISED 6.11.19 Yahapalana tried various tactics to rouse the population. Police were encouraged to be aggressive. Here is one instance is shown on television news in April 2018. At Eppawela, the whole village turned out to object to the return of the Viharadhipati of Nallamudawa Sri Sailabimbarama Raja Maha vihara, because he had misbehaved. Police arrived and started hitting villagers with poles. Television cameras showed women battling with the police. Seven persons including women were arrested. The OIC of Eppawela police station was shown on camera, emerging with a pole and hitting a woman.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

2019 ජනාධිපතිවරණ අපේක්ෂකයන්ගේ අවධානය සඳහා - ශ්‍රී ලාංකේය අධ්‍යාපනයේ බහුවිධ අර්බුදය පිළිබඳ විශ්ලේෂණයක්, ඉදිරි දැක්මක් සහ ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණ යෝජනා
රත්නසිරි අරංගල - ජ්‍යේෂ්ඨ මහාචාර්ය, ශ්‍රී ජයවර්ධනපුර විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය
ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ සමස්ත අධ්‍යාපන ක්‍රමය, එහි පෙර පාසල්, ප්‍රාථමික, ද්විතීයික සහ තෘතීයික මට්ටම දක්වා, පවතින්නේ බහුවිධ අර්බුදවලට මුහුණ දෙමිනි. මෙම අර්බුදය විසඳීම වෙනුවෙන් මෑත කාලයෙහි  ගනු ලැබූ උත්සාහයන්හි  හැඳින්විය හැක්කේ අර්ධ සාර්ථක වීම් හෝ සමස්තයක් ලෙස අසාර්ථක වීම් වශයෙනි. මෙම බහුවිධ අර්බුද දිගින් දිගටම පැවතීම එළඹෙන ජනාධිපතිවරණයේ දී අධ්‍යාපනය පිළිබඳ ජනාධිපතිධුර අපේක්ෂකයන් තුළ ද විශාල උනන්දුවක් ඇති කොට තිබේ.  ප්‍රධාන ජනාධිපතිධුර අපේක්ෂකයන් තම උපදේශකයන් වෙත අධ්‍යාපන ප්‍රතිපත්ති සැකසීමේ වගකීම බාර දී ඇති බව වාර්තා වේ. එලෙස කෙටුම්පත් කරන ප්‍රතිපත්ති ඔවුන්ගේ ප්‍රතිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශනවල මෙන් ම ප්‍රචාරක වේදිකාවල ද... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

GOTA PHOBIA – Part VIII B (Pad-man accepted the 13 demands on the sly)
By : A.A.M.NIZAM - MATARA
The roguish pad-man has gone to Jaffna last month in the pretext of attending an Udaagama function and clandestinely met Koti-seeya Sambandan and his acolytes Sumanthiran, and Senadirajah and pledged his acceptance of the awesome 13 demands of the separatist Tamils and have agreed to keep it a secret until the end of the election.  The king of scam Ranil Wickremasinghe and the quasi Sinhalese probably Tamil blooded Mangala, Champika and Rajithe know about it and they have resolved to keep it on the sly until end of the election.  The pad-man by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

What is the MCC agreement?
LANKA LEAD NEWS
https://youtu.be/vqYwW9RwmU4... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

ඒකීය රාජ්‍යය පිළිබඳව එජාප ජනාධිපතිවරණ අපේක්ෂකයාගේ ස්ථාවරය
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ විපක්‍ෂ නායක
එක්සත් ජාතික පක්‍ෂයේ ජනාධිපතිවරණ අපේක්‍ෂකයාගේ ප්‍රතිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශනයේ ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධන පිලිබඳ පරිච්ඡේදයේ, ඒකීය රාජ්‍ය සංකල්පය අතහැර “නොබෙදුනු හා වෙන් කල නොහැකි රාජ්‍යයක්” පිළිබඳ සංකල්පයක් හඳුන්වා දීමට යෝජනා ඇතුළත් කර ඇත. මධ්‍යම ආණ්ඩුවේ බලය උපරිම ලෙස පළාත්වලට බෙදා හරින බවටත් එම ප්‍රතිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශනයේ සඳහන් වේ. එජාප ජනාධිපතිවරණ අපේක්‍ෂකයාගේ ප්‍රතිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශනයේ අඩංගු එම යෝජනා, මෙම වසරේ ජනවාරි මාසයේදී අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා විසින් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ සභාගත කරන ලද යෝජිත නව ව්‍යවස්ථා කෙටුම්පතේ අන්තර්ගතයට බොහෝ දුරට සමානය. පළාත් සභාවල බලය විශාල වශයෙන් පුළුල් කිරීමටත්, පළාත් සභා නියෝජිතයන්ගෙන් සෑදුණු දෙවෙනි මන්ත්‍රී මණ්ඩලයක් ඇතිකොට එමගින් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ බලය සීමා කිරීමටත්,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

UNP presidential candidate’s stand on the Unitary State
Mahinda Rajapaksa Leader of the Opposition
The chapter on constitutional reform in the manifesto of the UNP presidential candidate contains provisions to replace the unitary state with a formulation that describes Sri Lanka as an ‘undivided and indivisible’ state. This is accompanied by the pledge that governmental power will be devolved to the provinces to the ‘maximum extent possible’. Identical provisions can be seen in the draft constitution tabled in Parliament by the Prime Minister in January this year. The UNP manifesto also contains provisions to expand the powers and functions of the provincial councils,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

Asia Reemerges as the Dominant Economic Power in the World
By Dr Palitha Kohona  Courtesy Asian Tribune
Asia, after having been accorded the dubious distinction of being the poorest continent in the 1960s, has within a very short space of time, transformed itself into the economic powerhouse of the world and is achieving prosperity at a dizzying pace. This rapid rise has caught the West off balance and many analysts find the transition difficult to accommodate in their existing frames of reference, not to mention the political class and the media. The much flaunted and oft prescribed liberal democratic political structures and open economies and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

Mixed-race soldier, 48, sues MOD for £100,000 claiming he was forced from his job after being compared to Scaramanga's henchman Nick Nack by a comrade
Courtesy  RICHARD SPILLETT FOR MAILONLINE
Former TA reservist launches High Court claim over alleged racist tauntsHis lawyer tells court that comrades acted as if 'it was 20 or 30 years ago'Army vehemently denies racism in its ranks, saying the comments were 'banter'The issue is set to be decided by a High Court judge following £100k claim A soldier of Sri Lankan heritage who says he was subjected to racist taunts in the Army and compared to James Bond character Nick Nack is suing the MoD for £100,000. Mark De Kretser, who is of mixed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

New Education system to be introduced by Gotabaya
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/Wu1Pk1IsJNQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

Kashyapa Thero ends protest fast launched against MCC deal (English)
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/2NGNQiuShQs... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

Gotabaya explains the need for a simpler tax system
Courtesy Adaderana
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Presidential Candidate of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), says he will take steps to remove the unnecessary taxes imposed on the people and introduce a simpler tax system. Addressing a rally held in Mathugama, he says that the complexity of the current tax system has created a situation where people are not paying their taxes. As a result, government revenue has decreased and corruption has increased, he pointed out. It is an issue for government officials as well to manage the complex tax system and therefore, the existing tax... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

MCC Agreement to be signed after Presidential Election, US Embassy says
Courtesy Adaderana
The United States Embassy in Sri Lanka has stated that the signing of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Agreement will only be signed after the Presidential Election. Issuing a statement on the next steps for the Millennium Challenge Corporation development assistance grant, the Embassy stated the grant is expected to benefit at least 11 million Sri Lankans. The statement reads that the grant will assist to reduce traffic congestion, improve public transportation in Colombo, upgrade provincial roads, and expand existing government initiatives to improve land administration and strengthen the land rights of Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

We didn’t rescind the MCC deal – Daya Gamage
Courtesy Adaderana
Minister Daya Gamage says that the government did not rescind the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Agreement with the United States. Speaking to media personnel near the Aluth Kade court complex today (06) Minister of Primary Industries and Social Empowerment commented on inking the MCC Agreement. He says that although the Agreement may be signed, it should be approved by the parliament. https://youtu.be/xQtkvjoM7GA “We hope to implement the Agreement only after obtaining the approval of the parliament”, he said. Responding to a question on the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

PM’s Office asks Kashyapa Thero to propose amendments to MCC deal
Courtesy Adaderana
Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister Charitha Ratwatte has forwarded a copy of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Agreement to Ven. Ududumbara Kashyapa Thero. In a letter attached to the copy, Senior Advisor Ratwatte has requested the Thero to submit a proposal of necessary amendments to be made to the Agreement, should the Thero deem the content in the Agreement may harm the country. Further, the letter had corrected the name of the Agreement which was mentioned on a banner during the protest fast as the ‘Millennium City Development Corporation Agreement’ to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

Mahinda hits out at ‘toxic’ constitutional provisions in Sajith’s manifesto
Courtesy Adaderana
Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa claims that like the draft Constitution, the UNP presidential election manifesto also aims to turn Sri Lanka into a loose federation of virtually independent provincial units. He stated that the chapter on constitutional reform in the manifesto of the UNP presidential candidate contains provisions to replace the unitary state with a formulation that describes Sri Lanka as an ‘undivided and indivisible’ state.  “This is accompanied by the pledge that governmental power will be devolved to the provinces to the ‘maximum extent possible’. Identical provisions can be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

A petition against MCC handed over to the US embassy
Courtesy Hiru News
The two Petitioners who sought an interim injunction against the signing of the controversial Millennium Challenge Cooperation Agreement requested the Supreme Court today to appoint a full bench for the hearing. The two petitions filed by Agunugalle Siri Jinananda Thera and the GMOA were taken before Supreme Court judges Buwaneka Aluvihare and S Thurairajah. Appearing for the petitioners, their lawyers told the court that the petitions should be heard by a full bench as the MCC agreement could risk the sovereignty of the country and its... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

The Support of the All Ceylon Disabled Persons Association, for Gotabhaya
Courtesy Hiru
An agreement was signed between Presidential Candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and the All Ceylon Disabled Persons Association. Thirty associations for Disabled People are included in this agreement which was signed at the home of Presidential Candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa with the objective of supporting his election campaign as well as in agreement that the proper place should be given to persons with disabilities. Expressing his views the Presidential Candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said that he will implement agreements... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

AFTER THE FAST UNTO DEATH CAMPAIGN, KASHYAPA THERA SAYS NO TRUST IN GOVERNMENT’S LETTERS
Courtesy Hiru
Ududumbara Kashyapa Thera who staged a fast unto death campaign against the signing of the Millennium Challenge Cooperation Agreement says that he has no faith in the letters he received from the Prime Minister’s Office and the NDF Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa. The Thera who called off the campaign at the Independence Square last night held a media conference today. https://youtu.be/Ln_wsIXow_I The Thera was requested by several factions including the Maha Sangha, but he insisted that he needed assurance in writing to do so. In... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

MAHINDA REQUESTS THE CHIEF PRELATES TO OBTAIN AUTHENTICATION FROM THE UNP CANDIDATE
Courtesy Hiru
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa released a communique titled the Stance of the UNP Presidential Candidate on the Unitary State The communique states that the UNP Candidate has proposed in his manifesto to introduce a concept of undivided and an unseparated state. It also proposes maximum power devolution The Opposition Leader points out in his communique that these proposals are very similar to that of the proposals to be included in the new constitution They were tabled by the Prime Minister in parliament last January Therefore, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

Sri Lanka:Development & Pitfalls: Agricultural Marketing
Garvin Karunaratne,Ph.D. Michigan State University, former Government Agent, Matara. 
I am prompted to write about what was achieved in Sri Lanka since we gained independence in order to educate some of our presidential aspirants who have said that we have not achieved anything. I can emphatically state that Sri Lanka had done wonders in the field of agricultural marketing within the short period of three decades  1948 to 1977.  By 1977 Sri Lanka stood far ahead of what all .other countries have ever achieved. However, it is sad to note that after 1977 the development infrastructure... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

ගොටාභය රාජපක්ෂ ද ? සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස ද ? අනුර කුමාර දිසානායක ද?
චාර්ලස් පෙරේරා විසින්
ජනාපති ධුරයට තෝරාපත් කරගත යුතු එකම තැනැත්තා ගොටාභය රාජපක්ස මැතිතුමායි. ඔහු තමා පුම්බවාගන්න කතාකරන්නේ නැති දිය නොසැලෙන පිරුණු කලයක් වැනි පින්වත් මනුෂ්‍යයෙකි . ඔහුට මම, මම  කිය කියා පුම්බවාගනීමක් අවශ්‍ය නැත.  ඔහු  අවුරුදු විස්සක් තම ජීවිතය පරදුවට තබා  මරණයේ මුහුණ  දැක දැක ත්‍රස්තවාදීන් ට මුහුණට මුහුණ දී  වදමාරච්චි ප්‍රහාරය ආදී සටන් වලදී  ත්‍රස්තවාදීන් ට විරුද්ධව සටන් කර යුද සටනේ සටන් කීර්ති පදක්කම් ලබාගත් වීරෝධාර නායකයෙක්.  ඔහු ජීවිතය නොතකා සටන් කලේ මේ රට වෙනුවෙන් ඔබ අපි හා අපේ දරුවන් සඳහා රටක් ත්‍රස්තවාදීන්ට බිලිවෙන්න ඉඩනොදී  අපිවෙනුවෙන් අපට නිදහසේ හුස්මගන්න පුළුවන් වාතාරණයක් ලබා දුන් නායකයෙක්. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

GOTA PHOBIA – part VIII A (Let us boldly face Tamil threats)
By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA.
The para-gethi, koti-hitherhi (the foreign servile and tiger docile)Ranil Wickremasinghe, who unfortunately happens to be the Prime Minister of our country has said  that no agreement has been reached with any political party in North by  the UNP led-alliance and they have  not signed any covert or overt agreement with any party in the north and their candidate Sajith Premadasa will only devolve power as it is stated in his election manifesto. Accordingly, power will be devolved to the provinces based on the proposals which came out during the terms of late President... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

IT IS TIME SINHALESE PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE FULL CONTROL OF THE POLITICAL DEMOCRATIC PROCESS IN SRI LANKA.
Noor Nizam, Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart and Convener – "The Muslim Voice" -
POLITICAL PARTIES BASED ON COMMUNITY, RELIGION AND COMMUNAL BASIS HAS TO BE BANNED IN SRI LANKA BY THE MAJORITY SINHALESE COMMUNITY AND NATIONALIST SINHALA FORCES IMMEDIATELY UNDER ANY NEW CONSTITUTION TO BE PRESENTED IN PARLIAMENT. FOR THIS –  ALL SINHALA FORCES, INCLUDING THE MAHA SANGHA, THE SLFP, UNP (those who love the “maathruboomiya”), JVP AND OTHER PATRIOTIC POLITICAL PARTIES INCLUDING THE SLPP/JO SHOULD GIVE THEIR FULLEST SUPPORT TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. SEVENTY TWO PERCENTAGE (72% ) SINHALA MP’s (voters) CAN EASILY... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

සජිත්-රනිල්-චන්ද්‍රිකාගේ රට කැබලිකිරීමේ ප්ලෑන
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., M.A., Ph.D.
මේ දිනවල චන්ද රැස්වීම්වල සජිත් පිලේ කතා කරණ අය කියන බොරු හා මහජනයා නොමඟ යවන ප්‍රකාශ අති විශාලය. පොහොට්ටුවෙන් මෙවැනි ප්‍රකාශ කිරීම ඉතාමත් අඩු බව අපක්‍ෂපාතව බලන විට පිලිගත යුතුය. අශීලාචාර කතා හා සජිත්ගේ කවට විලාශය මනස අවුල් කරවන සුළුය. හිරුනිකා හා රන්ජන් මේ දුෂ්ට, ගුණමකු කතා කීමට සේරසිංහ, සරත් ෆොන්සේකා හා මර්වින් සිල්වා සමග තරග කරනවා වැනිය. ඔවුන් සිතන්නේ රැස්වීම් වලට එන්නේ පහත්, කුපාඩි මනස් ඇති වනචාරී ජනයා කියාය. මේ අස්සේ ඇමෙරිකාව හරහා ලංකාව තුනට බෙදීයාමේ මිලේනියම් ප්ලෑන දැන් කරලියට ඇවිත් තිබෙන්නේ චන්දයට පෙර එය අත්සන් කිරීමට යහපාලනකාරයින්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

Wiggy claims ITAK paid to support Sajith
Lakshmi Jayakody Courtesy Ceylon Today
Former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Vigneswaran said that the Government had allegedly paid cash to the Parliamentarians of the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) in order to coax them into their camp prior to the 16 November Presidential Poll. He made this comment to the Tamil media regarding the decision taken by the ITAK to support the New Democratic Front Presidential nominee, Minister Sajith Premadasa at the coming Poll. He said: "It is obvious that the ITAK had taken this decision without thinking of the public, but only... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

Decided to remove members who backed out with CBK – Muthuhettigamage
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/cOC83Vl_DPg... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

BASL urges govt. not to sign MCC agreement
Courtesy Adaderana
The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) today called upon the government not to proceed with the signing of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and urged the President to inform the MCC and the US government that it will be rescinded with immediate effect. Issuing a statement, the BASL says it has been reliably informed that the Finance Ministry is in the process of making arrangements to sign the MCC today.  https://youtu.be/k0_C_ye_6Ng “In our opinion the Finance Ministry has no legal authority to sign the MCC Agreement which... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

Gotabaya requests Ven. Kashyapa Thera to quit hunger strike
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’s presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa has requested Venerable Ven. Ududumbara Kashyapa Thera to call a halt to the protest fast that he commenced against the signing of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Agreement this morning (05). The former Defence Secretary has addressed a letter to Ududumbara Kashyapa Thera making the said request. https://youtu.be/UdBafMt9oZc Rajapaksa says, from the time the Presidential Election was announced until its results are released, he would scrutinize the agreements so far signed by the government and to take measures to revoke... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/11/19)

Gotabaya promises to halt import of poultry & eggs
Courtesy Adaderana
The presidential front-runner of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he would not allow the importation of eggs and poultry products under his administration. Rajapaksa made this remark while addressing a rally at Hettipola area, which was held as a part of his election campaign last evening (04). The rally took place with the auspices of former President and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa and SLPP’s presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa. https://youtu.be/r-VdSrpruUI Gotabaya Rajapaksa also vowed to slash the cost of production of poultry farming. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/19)

Sajith’s manifesto contains ideas of TNA – Ali Sabry
Courtesy Adaderana
President’s Counsel Ali Sabry says that the manifesto of New Democratic Front (NDF) Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa contains ideas from the interim report complied with inputs from the Tamil National Alliance (TNA). Speaking at the 360° political program on TV Derana last night (04), Sabry said that there are grave and serious issues in the manifesto of Sajith Premadasa. He points out that that the interim report of the Steering Committee on the Constitution submitted to the parliament was made by the Prime Minister and TNA Spokesperson MP M. A. Sumanthiran.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/19)

හිටපු ජනාධිපතිනිගේ සමුළුවට එක්වූ ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂ ආසන සංවිධායකවරුන් ඉවතට
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
හිටපු ජනාධිතිනී චන්ද්‍රිකා බණ්ඩාරනායක කුමාරතුංග මහත්මියගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් අද පැවැති සමුළුවට සහභාගී වූ ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂ ආසන සංවිධායකවරුන්ට එරෙහිව විනය පියවර ගැනීමට පක්ෂය තීරණය කර තිබෙනවා. එම තිරණය ගෙන ඇත්තේ අද පැවැති පක්ෂ මධ්‍යම කාරක සභාවේදී. ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ මධ්‍යම කාරක සභාව අද පස්වරු 7.30ට පමණ ආරම්භ වුණා. එය පැවැත්වුණේ පක්ෂයේ සභාපති ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන්. මධ්‍යම කාරක සභාවට සහභාගී වූ පක්ෂ නියෝජිතයින් කිහිප දෙනෙකු අනතුරුව අදහස් පළ කළා. https://youtu.be/1rAJX2Zj8pg... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/19)

ඉදිරි නගර සංවර්ධන සැළසුම් ගැන ජනපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ කථා කරයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
ලෝකයේ නව තාක්ෂණික ප්‍රවණතා පිළිබඳ අවධානය යොමු කරමින් ඉදිරි නගර සංවර්ධන සැළසුම් ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමට තමන් කටයුතු කරන බව ශ්‍රී  ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති ධුර අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ පවසනවා. අද පෙරවරුවේ මහියංගණය හසලක ප්‍රදේශයේ පැවති ජන රැළියකට එක්වෙමින් ඔහු මේ බව ප්‍රකාශ කළා. විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ සහ ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂය නියෝජනය කරන පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් ඇතුලු විශාල පිරිසක් ඊට එක්ව සිටියා. https://youtu.be/uLhW4xtAYqg... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/11/19)

MCC Sri Lanka – a Govt with no State land to tax
“Location, Location, Location” is reason why Sri Lanka is important and it is the reason why nations adopt numerous approaches to ensure stakes in potentially any corner of the island all of which bring immeasurable value to them. Why can’t Sri Lankan leaders & citizens understand the country’s geopolitical potential as much as external parties/players? It is in the inability to understand and maximize this potential to Sri Lanka’s benefit that has enabled external parties to use cunning methods to wriggle their way into tapping what ideally should be a strategic wealth asset to Sri Lanka & held by Sri... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 05/11/19)

Ranil and his Secret Pacts
S. AKURUGODA Courtesy The Island
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe hands over CFA document to then Norwegian Ambassador Jon Westborg According to media reports, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that the agreement on the implementation of a US$ 480 million MCC grant would be signed before the presidential election, and asked why should it be rejected when government was receiving US$ 480 million under the grant?   His Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera has said that the agreement will be presented to Parliament after signing it.  UNP leaders are well known for signing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/19)

Agreements that are Betrayals
N.A.DE S. AMARATUNGA Courtesy The Island
In the 2500 long history of this country there have been several betrayals that had adversely changed its destiny. Some of them were forced on the rulers and some engineered by them. And some could have been avoided. An act by a ruler that compromises the independence and sovereignty of the country could be considered a betrayal of its people. Legend has it that Kuveni and her people were betrayed by Vijaya. However, the first major betrayal is perhaps by King Don Juan Dharmapala, who in 1580 after listening... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/19)

Aiyo! My country
FR. J. C. PEIRIS Galle Courtesy The Island
It is most likely that Ali Baba and the 225 thieves will creep back into the den of Diyawannawa yet again for five years of robbing and pillaging the country; another five years of selling our women to slavery and our resources for paltry commissions; another five years of alienating our harbours, airports and land for 99 years or for good. This time not even god Sakra will be able to protect our Central Bank and our Employees Provident Fund. There will be taxes on taxes on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/19)

Close down the Indian Consular Offices in Jaffna and Hambantota immediately
Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Mahanuwara 
I draw the serious and prompt attention of the Government to the following news item and take immediate action first, to stop this subversive interference on the part of the Indian Government in our domestic affairs and second, to disband the Indian Sub-Office immediately before their activities become a headache to us. News item Divaina 11.3 reports the Raw is spying on the Election programmes of Gota and Sajit. It is said that this is being done by Indian Consular Offices in Jaffna and Hambantota This is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/19)

ITAK’s support implies Sajith’s decision to accept pre-conditions: SLPP
Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The SLPP today said the ITAK's decision to support New Democratic Front presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa, indicated that the latter has accepted the conditions put forward by the TNA. Addressing a news briefing, SLPP Chairman Professor G.L. Peiris said the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kadchchi (ITAK) was the main constituent of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) which made public 13 conditions to candidates of the presidential election. "The TNA said they would only support the presidential candidate who would accept their conditions. Removal of the unitary state of the nation, merging of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/19)

Intelligence units will be given power and ‘legal protection’ - Gotabaya
Courtesy Adaderana
SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that the former government used the TID and the CID of the Police to find terrorists, but the incumbent government is using those agencies to ‘chase after political opponents’.  Speaking during a rally in Chilaw, the former Defence Secretary claimed that the government even attempted to arrest and imprison him under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).  https://youtu.be/3joa7Ju5sxI “How can you get the person who ended terrorism under the Prevention of Terrorism Act?” he questioned. Rajapaksa stated that if investigation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/19)

Sri Lanka’s development plan is in my head – Sajith
Courtesy Adaderana
NDF presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa says that his first task as President will be to hold two international aid conferences for the North and the East as well as establish special presidential task forces for the war-torn provinces. Addressing an election rally in Mullaitivu, the minister said that he also said that he will ensure a ‘golden era’ for every community in the country. Premadasa also spoke during an election rally held at Ratgama. https://youtu.be/sSpgDk9lgyE He stated that presidential units will be established in every divisional... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/19)

Will completely halt import of substandard tea – Gotabaya
Courtesy Adaderana
Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that, with the aim of boosting the tea industry once again, measures will be taken to halt the importing of substandard tea and mixing it with Sri Lankan tea. Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential Candidate mentioned this addressing a public rally held in Bulathsinhala. According to Rajapaksa, the current government is ignorant about the agriculture and plantation industries. Therefore, all sectors in plantation have collapsed, he added. https://youtu.be/X23-_mduo2g Everyone from the laborer till small to medium scale and large scale industries has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/19)

සජිත් සිහිනෙන් හෝ ආණ්ඩුවක් සාදන්නේ නම් එහි අගමැතිවරයා කවුද යන්න රටට හෙළිකරන්න - රෝහිත අබේගුණවර්ධන
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා සිහිනෙන් හෝ ආණ්ඩුවක් සාදන්නේ නම් එහි අගමැතිවරයා කවුද යන්න පිළිබඳ රටට හෙළි කළ යුතු බව පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රෝහිත අබේගුණවර්ධන මහතා පවසනවා. මන්ත්‍රිවරයා මේ අදහස් පළ කළේ අද කොළඹදී පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී. https://youtu.be/GBtxedWLvTg... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/19)

ජනාධිපතිවරයා පත්කර ගැනීමෙන් පසු සිදු කරන පළමු කාර්ය ගැන අගමැති කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
ජනාධිපතිවරයා පත්කර ගැනීමෙන් පසු සිදු කරන පළමු කාර්ය වන්නේ නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් සම්මත කර ගැනීමට අවශ්‍ය කටයුතු සිදුකිරීම බව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා පවසනවා. යාපනය මානිපායි ප්‍රදේශයේ පැවති ජන හමුවකදී ඔහු මේ බව සඳහන් කළා. නව ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපතිධුර  අපේක්ෂක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතාට සහය පළ කරමින් යාපනය මානිපායි සෙල්ලමුත්තු ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේ මෙම ජන හමුව පැවැත්වුණේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන්. https://youtu.be/AymgiT5t7Po... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/19)

ඉටු කළ හැකි පොරොන්දු පමණක් ජනතාවට ලබාදී ඇති බව ජනපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
තම ප්‍රතිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශනයේ අඩංගු කරුණු ජනතාවට ඉටු කර පෙන්විය හැකි යථාර්ථවාදී පොරොන්දු බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ ප්‍රමුඛ ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂයේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ පවසනවා. බලපිටිය ප්‍රදේශයේ ඊයේ පැවති ජන හමුවකට එක්වෙමින් ඔහු මේ බව කියා සිටියා. https://youtu.be/GTstP6rJ26w... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/19)

ගෝඨාභයට 65%ක ඡන්ද පදනමක් - ජී.එල්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
ඉදිරි ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ සියයට 65ක ඡන්ද පදනමක් ලබා ගනු ඇති බව එම පක්ෂයේ සභාපති මහාචාර්ය ජී.එල්. පීරිස් පවසනවා. ඔහු මේ බව කියා සිටියේ කොළඹ ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණු කාර්යාලයේ අද කැදවා තිබූ මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක්වෙමින්.< මේ අතර, ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂය කොළඹ අද කැදවූ මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක්වෙමින් එහි උප සභාපති පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී මහින්ද සමරසිංහ කියා සිටියේ  පක්ෂයේ තීරණවලට එරෙහිව කටයුතු කරන සාමාජිකයින් සම්බන්ධයෙන් හෙට රැස්වන මධ්‍යම කාරක සභාවේදී තීරණයක් ගන්නා බවයි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/19)

සජිත්ට, දෙමළ සන්ධානයේ සහය - කොන්දේසිවලට එකඟ වී ඇති බවට විපක්ෂයෙන් චෝදනා
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
https://youtu.be/PFQfbVIMCyc දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානය, නව ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාසට සහය පළ කිරීමට තීරණය කර තිබෙනවා. <br /><br />එම සන්ධානයේ නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ආර්. සම්බන්ධන් හිරු ප්‍රවෘත්ති අංශයට ප්‍රකාශ කළේ එම තීරණය ඉදිරියේදී නිළ වශයෙන් දැනුම් දීමට කටයුතු කරන බවයි. දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානය, ඉලංගෙයි තමිල් අරසු පක්ෂය, ටෙලෝ සහ ප්ලොට් යන පක්ෂවලින් සැදුම් ලබන අතර, ඉලංගෙයි තමිල් අරසු පක්ෂය ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාසට සහය පළ කරන බව ඊයේ නිවේදනය කළා දෙමළ සන්ධානයේ තීරණය සම්බන්ධයෙන් හිරු ප්‍රවෘත්ති අංශයට කරුණු පැහැදිලි කරන එහි නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/19)

14 more political parties sign an agreement with SLPP and pledge support to Gotabhaya ගෝඨාභයට තවත් දේශපාලන පක්ෂ 14ක සහය
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
මෙවර ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂයට සහය දැක්වීම සඳහා තවත් දේශපාලන පක්ෂ 14ක් අද ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ සමඟ සන්ධානගත වුණා. ඊට උතුරු - නැගෙනහිර නියෝජනය කරන දේශපාලන පක්ෂ රැසක් ඇතුළත් වීම ද විශේෂත්වයක්. https://youtu.be/5jfuuXzyvfQ හිටපු පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ප්‍රභා ගනේෂන්ගේ නායකත්වයෙන් යුත් ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී ජනතා කොංග්‍රසය, අකිල ඉලංගෙයි ද්‍රවිඩ මහා සභාව, ශ්‍රී ටෙලෝ සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජනතා ජාතික පක්ෂය යන ලියාපදිංචි දේශපාලන පක්ෂයි මෙම ගිවිසුමට අත්සන් තබනු ලැබුවේ. මීට අමතරව  ජනතා සේවක පක්ෂය, දේශප්‍රේමී එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය, නව ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදි ජනතා පෙරමුණ ඇතුලූ ලියාපදිංචි නොවූ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/19)

DO NOT ENDORSE THE MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION BILL
RANJITH SOYSA
We would like to request the President in connection with the highly irregular and  'unethical' manner in which the Prime Minister and the ministers have approved the above bill when the country is facing an election to choose the President to take over the affairs of the country. According to section 42 of the Constitution, the President is the head of the Cabinet and hence we believe that you have the power to reject approval of the above bill which is being rushed before the pending Presidential election. Besides, for all intentions... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/11/19)

Before 8th January 2015 and After.
By Charles.S.Perera
Before there was peace. We had left behind the fear psychosis of a few years back, the claymore bombs, suicide bombers, and even the rickety homemade planes that bombed the Colombo city.  Instead, we saw and heard development in progress. The massive construction sites,  trucks, tractors. waste haulers were common sights. There were armies of construction workers in their hard yellow hats,  trying as it seemed to do an impossible job to fill the sea to extend the land to construct the  Colombo Port City. The President of China  His Excellency Mr.Xi Jinping... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/19)

All Traitors and anti- Sinhala, anti- Buddhist elements getting together under Sajit Premadasa for the final assault on the Sinhala Buddhist nation; to wipe out the 2500 year old Sinhala Buddhist civilization in this country.
Dr. Sudath Gunaekara
I am appealing to all Sinhalese to awake, arise and vote the correct person on the 16th  if you want to save this nation and our beloved motherland. Now that today the TNA and its allies have at last declared they have decided to support Sajit Premadasa and Sajit has not said anything up to now on the 23 demands Tamil Parties have made has confirmed this underhand deal. Ranil and Rajitha Senaratna have been almost residing there for the past one week addressing meetings and meeting Tamil politicians wooing the Tamils on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/19)

WARNING TO GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSE!- DO NOT TRAVEL TO N/E TO PRE-DETERMINED DESTINATIONS
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
Massive publicity has been given that a large number of Gota friendly Sri Lankans living overseas have already reached or arriving within the next few days before Presidential Election. However, there is no publicity given of the number of Tamil Diaspora and ISIS members already reached or arriving within the next few days. New land mines, Sniper attacks could be on their navigation kits, inter-alia. The number of travelers of non-friendly Gota groups consisting of Tamil Diaspora and ISIS trained attackers is minimum in numbers, but they have a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/19)

UN ලොකු තනතුරක් බලාගෙන මංගල රට හා රණවිරුවන් පාවාදෙයි.
උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප
එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සංවිධානයේ ඉහළ තනතුරක් ලබා ගැනීමේ අරමුණින් මුදල් අමාත්‍ය මංගල සමරවීර මහතා දිගින් දිගටම රණවිරුවන් සහ රට පාවාදෙමින් සිටින බව පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී එස්. බී. දිසානායක මහතා කොළඹදී පැවසීය. මංගල සමරවීර මහතා අයවැය මගින් සිදුකළ වංචාවන්ට සහ එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සංවිධානයට රට පාවාදීමට ගත් උත්සාහයන්ට විරුද්ධව ඉදිරියේදී දැඩි ක‍්‍රියාමාර්ග ගන්නා බවද දිසානායක මහතා කියා සිටියේය. පුංචි බොරැල්ලේ පිහිටි පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී තිලංග සුමතිපාල මහතාගේ නිවසේ පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක්වෙමින් මන්ත‍්‍රීවරයා මේ බව පැවසීය. එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී එස් බී දිසානායක මහතා මෙසේද කීවේය. ‘‘මෙවර අයවැය ලේඛනයේන් පෙන්වලා තියෙන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/19)

මිලේනියම් චැලේන්ජ් ව්‍යාපෘතියේ අහිතකර ප්‍රතිපල ගැන පාර්ශව කීපයකගේ අදහස්
උපුටාගැණීම අද දෙරණ
https://youtu.be/9QHKatSm-SQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/19)

Do victims and descendants in former European colonies have a legal right to reparatory justice?
Viewpoint by Manish Uprety F.R.A.S. and Jainendra Karn Courtesy quora.com
And do those who had committed these crimes, and who have been enriched by the proceeds of these crimes, have a reparatory case to answer? How Reparations Can Help Eradicate Poverty and Secure SDGs Photo: Mother in shreds of clothing with child begging on the streets of Calcutta during the Bengal famine of 1943 (left), and a family on the sidewalk in Calcutta during the Bengal famine of 1943 (right). Source: Wikipedia   NEW DELHI (IDN) – Dealing with numbers... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/19)

Sajith mum on MCCC
By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
Last week, in typical Yahapalana style, the Cabinet approved the USD 480 million Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact project (MCCC). The US Embassy did not lose any time to express their happiness.  However, it appears that it is only the US Embassy that is happy about it. Until that moment, with the Presidential elections just round the corner, the MCCC was the furthest in people's minds. Therefore, the approval comes as a complete shock to the nationalists.  On the whole, though, many do not know about the MCCC or... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/19)

No major shift likely in foreign policy
By Sugeeswara Senadhira Courtesy Ceylon Today
With Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa as main contenders in the arena, the questions that arise in one's mind is whether the current foreign policy will be continued with a minor change, or whether we are in for a major shift in foreign relations. In the face of the policy statements of the main two candidates, there is not much change in their international outlook.  In his first Media interaction after filing his candidacy, Gotabaya said Sri Lanka would maintain a neutral foreign policy and friendly ties with... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/19)

Gotabaya reveals why bombs exploded in the country again
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa states that extremist terrorism will not be allowed under his rule. He mentioned this holding a public rally in Kirindiwela, Gampaha, yesterday (02). He pointed out that the past government implemented a security plan following the civil war in order to prevent a repeat incident. https://youtu.be/DBKptYSGswI This ensured that there was no act of terrorism during the past regime, Rajapaksa said. The former Defense Secretary says that the current government paid no attention to national... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/19)

MCC deal will be signed before debating at parliament - Mangala
Courtesy Adaderana
As the Millennium Challenge Cooperation (MCC) Agreement has been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers, it will be submitted to Parliament for approval after it is signed, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said. Copies of the Agreement, which the Attorney General has deemed to be legal under the constitution, have been issued for the reference of the public, he said. He pointed out that although some who do not know of parliamentary procedures comment that the Agreement should be tabled at the parliament before being signed, an uncertified document cannot be debated at... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/19)

I will complete goals in manifesto within my tenure - Gotabaya
Courtesy Adaderana
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Presidential Candidate of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), stated that he will complete everything that is said in his manifesto during his tenure as President. He says that his manifesto contains practical goals that can be achieved rather than promises. Rajapaksa stated this speaking at a public rally held in Dematagoda today (03). This rally was attended by the grandson of the late President J. R. Jayawardena, Pradeep Jayawardena. Meanwhile, a Colombo Municipal Councilor of the United National Party (UNP) also joined in supporting Gotabaya Rajapaksa. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/19)

TNA main party ITAK to support Sajith
Courtesy Adaderana
The Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) has decided to support New Democratic Front (NDF) Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa at the upcoming Presidential Election. The main party of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), the ITAK had will support Minister Sajith Premadasa at the Presidential Election 2019, stated ITAK Media Spokesperson MP M. A. Sumanthiran. Reportedly, the decision has been arrived at through the central committee meeting of the party. Sumanthiran stated that TNA Leader R. Sampanthan has been requested to inform the decision of TELO and PLOTE, the two remaining parties... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/19)

ගෝඨාභය අත්අඩංගුවට ගන්න ආණ්ඩුවේ සිටි ඇමතිවරුන් කිහිපදෙනෙක් බලපෑම් කළා - විජේදාස
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
අද හාඩ්ටෝක් විශේෂාංගය තුළින් සෘජුවම ප්‍රශ්න කෙරෙන්නේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ආචාර්ය විජේදාස රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගෙන් https://youtu.be/Pg9m3NRW-AE... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/19)

අමාත්‍ය මංගල සනීපාරක්ෂක තුවා ගැන කතා කරයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
මාතර උයන්වත්ත ක්‍රීඩාංගනයේදී අද පැවති මාතර දිස්ත්‍රික් කාන්තා බල මණ්ඩල රැස්වීමේදී මුදල් අමාත්‍ය මංගල සමරවීර මහතා කාන්තා සනීපාරක්ෂක තුවා සම්බන්ධයෙන් අදහස් පල කළා https://youtu.be/3RsqIBk3t0E... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/19)

ආර්ථික ප්‍රවනතාවන්ට සරිලන රැකියා ලබාදීමේ විශේෂ වැඩසටහනක් - ගෝඨාභය
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
ලෝක ආර්ථික ප්‍රවණතාවයන්ට ගැලපෙන රැකියා අවස්ථා තරුණයින්ට ලබාදීමට විශේෂ වැඩපිළිවෙලක් ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ පවසනවා. ඒ, පානදුර ප්‍රදේශයේ අද පැවති ජන හමුවකට එක්වෙමින්. මේ අතර, දෙමටගොඩ ප්‍රදේශයේ ඊයේ පැවති පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජන හමුවකට හිටපු ජනාධිපති ජේ.ආර්. ජයවර්ධනගේ මුණුබුරා වන ප්‍රදීප් ජයවර්ධන එක්ව සිටියා. https://youtu.be/CJ1Xj_3vXEw... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/19)

මංගලගේ කප්පම් සිද්ධියක් ගැන, සිංහලේ සංවිධානය හෙළිදරව්වකට සැරසේ
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
මහා පරිමාණ කප්පම්කරුවන් යොදා ගනිමින් මුදල් අමාත්‍ය මංගල සමරවීර සුරාබදු දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවෙන් කප්පම් ලබා ගත් ආකාරය පිළිබදව තවත් දින කිහිපයකින් හෙළිදරව් කරන බව සිංහලේ ජාතික සංවිධානය පවසනවා. කොළඹ අද පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් අදහස් දැක්වූ එහි මහලේකම් පූජ්‍ය මැඩිල්ලේ පඤ්ඤාලෝක හිමියන්. https://youtu.be/VWopEtK3tk0... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/19)

ඉලංගෙයි තමිල් අරසු සහය සජිත්ට- සුමන්දිරන්
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
https://youtu.be/RhKTRTHxYmk ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී නව ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාසට සහය දැක්වීමට ඉලංගෙයි තමිල් අරසු පක්ෂය තීරණය කර ඇති බව දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානයේ මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක, පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී එම්.ඒ. සුමන්දිරන් ප්‍රකාශ කළා. ඉලංගෙයි තමිල් අරසු පක්ෂයේ මධ්‍යම කාරක සභාව අද පෙරවරු 9.30ට පමණ වව්නියාවේ පිහිටි එම පක්ෂ කාර්යාලයේදී රැස්වූ අතර පස්වරුවේ එහි තීරණය ප්‍රකාශයට පත් කරමින් එම්.ඒ. සුමන්දිරන් මන්ත්‍රීවරයා කියා සිටියේ දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානයේ තීරණය දැනුම් දීම සඳහා පක්ෂ නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ආර්. සම්බන්ධන්ට බලය පවරා ඇති බවයි. පැය 7කට ආසන්න කාලයක් පැවති මෙම සාකච්ඡාවට ඉලංගෙයි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/19)

අභිමානවත් දේශයක් සඳහා කැපවන බව ගෝඨාභය කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
සුරක්ෂිත රටක්, අභිමානවත් දේශයක් සඳහා ජනතාව වෙනුවෙන් සිය යුතුකම ඉටුකරන බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති ධුර අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ පවසනවා. ඔහු මේ බව කියා සිටියේ වත්තල ප්‍රදේශයේ ඊයේ පැවති ජන රැළියකට එක්වෙමින්. මෙහිදි ජනතාවගෙන් ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂට උණුසුම් පිළිගැනීමක් හිමිවුණා. මේ අතර කිරිඳිවැල ප්‍රදේශයේ පැවති ජන හමුවකට එක්වෙමින් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ අදහස් පළකළා. https://youtu.be/CJ1Xj_3vXEw https://youtu.be/hI-r0ZME_2Y... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/11/19)

GOTA PHOBIA – Part VII C (Sri Lankans will not accept agreements signed on the deathbed)
By : A.A.M.NIZAM - MATARA
I thought that I have given sufficient coverage in my previous two articles GOTA PHOBIA – Part VII A and Part VII B and was planning to write another article in the GOTA PHOBIA series on a different subject.  But I was compelled to change my intention of finding a statement in the LankaCNews.lk that had been made by the former JVPer and bogus Buddhist Pa.Cha.Ranawaka insulting our great King Maha Parakramabahu and angry responses presented by over 30 readers of this article.  This bogus Buddhist who grabbed power of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/19)

சீன - இலங்கைக்கான நடைமுறை திறன்மிக்க கூட்டுறவூ மீதான கலந்துரையாடலில் உயர்ஸ்தானிகர் செங் சியாவூன்ஸினது குறிப்புகளின் சுருக்கம்.
(முறைசாரா மொழிபெயர்ப்பு)( 29.10.2019இ தாமரை கோபுரம் கொழும்பு)
ஐஏ. சீன - இலங்கை பொருளாதார தொடர்புகள் பற்றிய சில உண்மைகள் சீன - இலங்கைக்கான நடைமுறை திறன்மிக்க கூட்டுறவூ மீதான கலந்துரையாடலில் உயர்ஸ்தானிகர் செங் சியாவூன்ஸினது குறிப்புகளின் சுருக்கம். ( 29.10.2019இ தாமரை கோபுரம் கொழும்பு) ஐஏ. சீன - இலங்கை பொருளாதார தொடர்புகள் பற்றிய சில உண்மைகள் சீன அரசாங்கமானது இலங்கையின் சமூக பொருளாதார அபிவிருத்திக்காக அவசியமான மூலதனத்தை வழங்கியூள்ளது. சீனாவானதுஇ இலங்கைக்கான பாரிய முக்கியத்துவமான பங்குதாரரும் மிகப்பெரிய வெளிநாட்டு முதலீட்டாளருமாகும். உள்நாட்டு யூத்தத்திற்கு பின்னர் இலங்கை அரசாங்கமானது நாட்டை மீள் நிர்மாணிப்பதற்கும் பொருளாதாரத்தை அபிவிருத்தி செய்வதற்குமாக வெளிநாட்டு வளங்களை பெற்றுக்கொள்ள வேண்டிய ஒரு நிர்க்கதிமிக்க தேவையில் இருந்தது. சீனாவானது உண்மையான நண்பனாகவூம் அயலவனாகவூம் இலங்கைக்கு அதிகம் தேவைப்பட்ட நிதி உதவிகளை வழங்கியது. சீனாவிடம் இருந்து பெற்ற அனைத்து கடன்களும் விஞ்ஞான... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/19)

චීන ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා සාඵල්‍ය සහයෝගිතාව පිළිබඳ සම්මන්ත‍්‍රණයේ දී තානාපති චෙං ක්ෂෙයුආන් පළ කළ අදහස්වල සම්පිණ්ඩනය
(2019 ඔක්තොබර් 29 වැනි දින කොළඹ නෙළුම් කුඵණෙ හි - චීන - ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා ආර්ථික සම්බන්ධතා පිළිබඳ කරුණු කීපයකි.
ශී‍්‍ර ලංකාවෙහි සමාජ ආර්ථික සංවර්ධනය සඳහා අත්‍යවශ්‍ය ප‍්‍රාග්ධන ආධාර චීන රජය විසින් සපයනු ලැබ තිබේ. ශී‍්‍ර ලංකාවෙහි අතිශය වැදගත් හවුල්කරුවකු වන චීනය එහි විිශාලතම විදේශීය ආයෝජකයා ද වෙයි. අභ්‍යන්තර යුද්ධය නිම වීමෙන් පසුව නැවත රට යථා තත්ත්වයට පත් කරවීමත් ආර්ථිකය සංවර්ධනය කිරීමත් පිණිස විදේශීය සම්පත්වල අවශ්‍යතාව ශී‍්‍ර ලංකාවට දැඩිව දැනෙමින් තිබේ. හිතෛශී මිත‍්‍රයකු මෙන් ම අසල්වැසියකු ද වශයෙන් ශී‍්‍ර ලංකාවට අවශ්‍යව තිබෙන මූල්‍යමය සහාය චීනය වෙතින් ලැබිණි. සියලූ ම ණය චීනය විසිින් ලබා දෙන ලද්දේ ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා රජයේ සහ එහි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/19)

Summary of Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan’s Remarks at the Dialogue on the China-Sri Lanka Pragmatic Cooperation
(29 October 2019, Lotus Tower Colombo) (Informal Translation)
I. The hard-earned achievement made by the People’s Republic of China during the past seven decades lays an important foundation for China-Sri Lanka relations to grow stronger This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of People’s Republic of China, which is a fundamental moment and a great chapter in human history. 70 years after 1949, China has become the second largest economy, largest industrial country, ranking first in terms of trade volume and foreign exchange deposit. China’s GDP has grown by 175 times at an annual... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/19)

TURNING POINT IN THE MUSLIM VOTE BANK. ALI SABRY CONFIRMS SUPPORT AT MUSLIM POLITICAL GATHERING TO SUPPORT GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA.
By Noor Nizam. Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart and Convener - "The Muslim Voice" - November 2nd., 2019.
Sri Lankan Muslims have read all the 1500 odd comments/rebuttals that "THE MUSLIM VOICE" has written since February 2015 till now in the www.jaffnamuslim.com, Ada Derana, Colombo Telegraph, Colombo Gazette, TKN, Veerakesari, Daily News, Lankaweb.com, Economy Next, Hiru News, Onlanka, Lanka Business online, Nation.lk, lankamuslims

yahoogroups.com, srilankamuslims
yahoogroups.com and a few more publications.  YOU WILL SEE THAT WHAT "THE MUSLIM VOICE" HAS WRITTEN IS TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH, about our "deceptive Muslim politicians and leaders,... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 02/11/19)

TNA agenda visible in UNF manifesto
by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island
November 2, 2019, 6:54 pm  * No mention of Unitary State* Formulation for a federal system* Sajith holding baby disowned by RW UNF presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa launched his election manifesto in Kandy on Thursday. It’s called "Sri Lankawe idiri gamanata seemawak netha: Ekwa gamana yamu." Loosely translated this would mean "There are no limits to what Sri Lanka can achieve: Let’s go on this journey together". If there was one section of the population that was waiting eagerly for the launch of this manifesto... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/19)

Only we can defeat extremist terrorism - Gotabaya
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/XcWASp1BpWo... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/19)

Rejected Tamil extremists’ proposals for the sake of country’s sovereignty - Gotabaya
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’s frontrunner for the upcoming presidential election, Gotabaya Rajapaksa assures that any form of extremist terrorism will not be allowed in Sri Lanka. Speaking at a public meeting held in Pannala, Rajapaksa also emphasized that he will not let anyone attempting to segregate this sovereign country. “This is the reason we had to reject the proposals made by the extremist Tamil political parties,” Rajapaksa pointed out. https://youtu.be/ghJbaVl5nxQ Attending another rally at Alawwa, Rajapaksa stated the Police service must be expanded in order to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/19)

Sajith is playing to the gallery - Prasanna Ranatunga
By Aruni Mallawarachchi Courtesy Ceylon Today
UPFA Member of Parliament Prasanna Ranatunga says those accused of involvement in the Easter Sunday attacks and bank thieves are all on Sajith Premadasa's stage. Excerpts: How is the election campaign of your faction coming along?Are you satisfied with the progress? A: We see that the people are working towards the victory of Gotabaya Rajapaksa with huge expectations and massive commitment. We have held a series of meetings at village and divisional level and have successfully declared open several campaign offices in these areas. We were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/19)

සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස ජනපතිවරණයේදී බලය ඉල්ලන හේතුව රාජිත කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා ප්‍රමුඛ නව ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී පෙරමුණ මෙවර ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී බලය ඉල්ලා සිටින්නේ 2015 දී උතුරට ලබාදුන් පොරොන්දු ඉටු කිරීමට බව අමාත්‍ය රාජිත සේනාරත්න මහතා පවසනවා. ඔහු මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් වව්නියාවේදී පැවති වැඩසටහනකදී. https://youtu.be/OCvJo_4w2Cw... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/19)

වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුවේ මාධ්‍ය නිදහස ගැන ජනතා මතය
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුවේ ඊනියා මාධ්‍ය නිදහස - අප අද ජනතා මතය විමසන්නේ ඒ පිළිබඳවයි. https://youtu.be/LMjIi0pb1I4... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/19)

දෙමළ දේශපාලන පක්ෂවල ඉල්ලීම් ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කළ හේතුව ගෝඨාභය කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
දෙමළ දේශපාලන පක්ෂවල ඉල්ලීම් ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කිරීමට සිදුවූයේ එකඟවිය හැකි කරුණු එහි ඇතුළත් නොවීම හේතුවෙන් බව ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ පවසනවා. ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපතිවරණ රැළියකට කුරුණෑගල - කටුගම්පොල ප්‍රදේශයේදී එක්වෙමින් ඔහු මේ බව කියා සිටියා. එම ජන රැළියට විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ, පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී අනුර ප්‍රියදර්ශන යාපා, පිවිතුරු හෙළ උරුමයේ ප්‍රධාන ලේකම් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී උදය ගම්මන්පිල ඇතුළු පිරිසක් එක්ව සිටියා. https://youtu.be/MNglGCDTlUI... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/19)

බුද්ධිමත්ව කටයුතු කරන්නැයි විපක්ෂ නායක, හිටපු ජනපතිනියට කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
හිටපු ජනාධිපතිනි චන්ද්‍රිකා බණ්ඩාරනායක කුමාරණතුංග වර්තමානයේදී මීට වඩා බුද්ධිමත්ව කටයුතු කළ යුතු යැයි විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ පවසනවා. විපක්ෂ නායකවරයා මේ බව කියා සිටියේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂය මාතලේ - නාවුල ප්‍රදේශයේ අද සංවිධානය කර තිබූ ජන හමුවකට එක්වෙමින්. මේ අතර, පක්ෂ තීන්දුවට එරෙහිව ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාසට සහය පළ කිරීම සඳහා ගිවිසුමකට අත්සන් තැබීම හේතුවෙන් හිටපු ජනාධිපතිනී චන්ද්‍රිකා බණ්ඩාරනායක කුමාරණතුංග ඇතුළු පිරිසකගේ පක්ෂ සාමාජිකත්වය අහෝසි කිරීමට පියවර ගන්නා බව නිදහස් පක්ෂ මහලේකම් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී දයාසිරි ජයසේකර ප්‍රකාශ කළා. https://youtu.be/ZkeiR0hWU1E ඊට අදාළ අවසන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/19)

US in Sri Lanka since 2015 - turning Sri Lanka into a Neo-Colonial Military Base
Ever since a regime change was choreographed in 2015 January, the US has been using its lackeys in government to exert tremendous influence in 3 areas - Sri Lanka‘s economy, Sri Lanka‘s Parliament and Sri Lanka‘s armed forces. Based on media articles, press releases and whatever other information has been made available to the public, an overview of the extent to which Sri Lanka’s sovereignty has been compromised can be deduced. Sri Lanka is a sovereign nation and Sri Lanka must uphold that sovereign status. Any new government must understand the fundamentals of what it means to be sovereign and... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 02/11/19)

What is Muslim Congress (SLMC) up to?
Mahinda Karunaratne
First the Hakeem lead SLMC joined with Sajith the Swan candidate to ensure his victory, however, the former is the kingpins of Jihad and I.S. in the country are now in a dilemma knowing Gota is winning. Now they are depicting a different picture by defecting some members to support Gota, Why? The simple logic is that they are placing one foot on each side If Sajith wins everyone will join with him and obtain their intended portfolios to establish Safaristan, if Gota wins everybody will join him and offer the support,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/19)

“Selection and Election of the Correct Person as the Head of the State” -The BIGGEST challenge before the Sinhala nation at the forthcoming Presidential Election -Part 111
Dr Sudath Gunasekara Former Permanent Secretary to Prime Minister Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranayaka and President Sri Lanka Administrative Services Association (1991-1994)
29th. Oct. 2019. My assessment of the Presidential Candidates 2019 I have selected only three candidates out of the list of 35 Presidential aspirants contesting for this assessment as I feel they are the only candidates who will make an impact at this election. They are Gotabhaya Rajapaksa (SLPP), Sajit Premadasa (NDF) and Anura Kumara Disanayaka (NDf)? All these three represent the former SLFP, UNP, and JVP respectively, contesting, under three new names, as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/19)

Al-Baghdadi was US ‘spawn’, his death is still an open question – Lavrov
RT
Russia still cannot verify Washington’s claims about the elimination of the Islamic State leader, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, adding that the US facilitated the rise of the group in the first place. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the (now former) leader of the notorious terrorist group Islamic State  (IS, formerly ISIS) “is or was if he is really dead a spawn of the United States,” the minister told the Russian Rossiya 24 broadcaster. “ISIS as such came into existence in the wake of the US illegal invasion of Iraq, the collapse of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/11/19)

GOTA PHOBIA – Part VII B (MCC’s Trinco-Colombo corridor will separate North from the South)
By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA.
As regards move by a foreign servile and shameless UNP government to sign the reprehensive MCC agreement before the presidential election a fundamental rights violation case has been filed in the Supreme Cou Court demanding to issue an interim order to prevent the signing of this agreement of pawning Sri Lanka to America for 200  years until after the election. The government has become convinced of the imminent defeat of their sanitary pad (feminine napkin) candidate is trying to expedite this horrendous agreement to make a future government of Sri Lanka (Gota-Mahinda government)... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/19)

The candidate who can assure Sri Lanka’s unitary status
By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy  Asian Tribune
Both presidential candidates Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa had pledged to protect the unitary status of the country. With both making the same promise, the challenge is before the voter as to which candidate to vote for, when both are pledging the same.Gotabaya Rajapaksa - had actually taken the initiative, worked hard, even at personal risk, to ensure that the country remains as a whole than a fragmented uni As it is easy to make any promise, the voter must turn his attention to the course of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/19)

Father Premadasa, a disciple of Adolf Hitler?
C. Wijeyawickrema
Everybody knew about RP’s affinity for Malayalam witchcraft, black magic oils, etc. but who could have guessed that he was also an admirer of Hitler. Ex-CCS officer cum minister Sarath Amunugama had known this since 1968 according to a short note that I accidentally came across when surfing the Internet.  Appended below is that note copied from the website, Colombo Telegraph. Our knowledge about a person depends on the quantity and quality of information we have about him/her. Without reliable information, it is GIGO, garbage in and garbages out. For a book chapter that I am... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/19)

Why virginity is important
C. Wijeyawickrema
In the west, pre-marital and sex with multiple partners before or within marriage is the norm for women. In Sri Lanka and other non-western societies, girls are expected not to have sex before marriage. The situation is so bad in the USA ( I have no knowledge to say this about Canada, Europe or Australia) that if a boy or a girl is not dating he or she was considered abnormal or gay or lesbian in sexual orientation. The video clip below shows how our Sri Lankan culture is morally and scientifically superior to western... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/19)

Muslims are with Gotabaya today: Ali Sabry
Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror
‘The Rajapaksas are the most closest to the Muslims among the present lot of political leaders in the country and Muslims are equally with Gotabaya Rajapaksa today, Ali Sabry PC said. Speaking at the event ‘The Turning Point’ organised by the National Muslim Collective in Colombo on Thursday, he said the UNP or the West would never look after Muslims and that the Sri Lankan Muslims expected stability, national security, communal harmony, progress and prosperity in the country. “We are proud Sri Lankans and that’s why... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/19)

I’ll be responsible for all communities: Gota
Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror
SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa said if elected president, he would hold himself responsible for all the communities in the country and not just a single community. He said this at the event titled, ‘The Turning Point’ which was organised by the National Muslim Collective held in Colombo Thursday night. While inviting the people to place their trust in him, Mr. Rajapaksa said he had fulfilled the responsibilities handed over to him 100%. “I will be responsible for not one but all communities including the Sinhalese,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/19)

Parliament has time to review MCC pact once it’s signed: US
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The parliament will have ample opportunity to review the MCC grant assistance agreement once it is signed, the US Embassy today said. Issuing a statement, the Embassy said once the grant assistance agreement is signed, the Government of Sri Lanka will send it to parliament for approval.   “Consistent with the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) worldwide policy in all partner countries, once the grant assistance agreement is signed, the Government of Sri Lanka will send it to parliament for approval,” it said.   It said during that review period, the government will... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/19)

Extracts from 'Tamil Tigers' debt to America'
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today
Daya Gamage worked at the American Embassy in Colombo, as the Sole Foreign Service National and a Political Specialist.  He retired in 1994 and has been living in Las Vegas since retirement. He has been able to share his knowledge, understanding and his intimate professional association with the US Department of State in the form of a book - 'Tamil Tigers' Debt to America'.   While assuring the facts contained in his book cannot be found anywhere else, he has authorised the writer "to quote anything... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/19)

Security, communal harmony my main concerns: Gotabaya
By Faadhila Thassim Courtesy Ceylon Today
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate, Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that it is his primary responsibility to build a secure nation while ensuring communal harmony. He claimed that the only concern of all citizens is national security even though the country is amidst an economic crisis and that this is because the present Government had not prioritised national security, while adding that as an individual who has experienced the impact of terrorism and having dealt with it, he would ensure that no such extremist activities take place in the future.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/19)

SLFP confident of Gota's victory: Announcing win will only be a formality - Kularathne
By Saundarya Wellaboda Courtesy Ceylon Today
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Chief Organiser Thusitha Kularathne claimed that they have verifiable information to believe that Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa will receive more than 70 per cent of the Government workers' votes. Speaking at a Press conference yesterday (1), Kularathne claimed that with a total of 6.7 million votes from both the SLFP and the SLPP on his side, announcing Rajapaksa's Election win will simply be a formality. He claimed the project 'Mahinda Chinthanaya' which was conducted under former President Mahinda... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/19)

No room for extremism and terrorism under my rule – Gotabaya
Courtesy Adaderana
SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that he believes the people want to change the political culture of this country.  Speaking during the conference ‘The Turning Point’ organised by the National Muslim Collective, he said that towards the latter stage of the previous government a certain fear was created within the Muslim people in the country. https://youtu.be/qIearaE6OiU “It is no secret that the Muslims decided to remove that government then due to that suspicion,” he said. “We are not people who started a war.  We are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/19)

Sajith can’t talk about catching thieves when they are on his stage – Anura
Courtesy Adaderana
The presidential candidate of the National People’s Power (NPP) Anura Kumara Dissanayake says that NDF presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa cannot talk about “catching thieves” when the whole “team” is on his stage. He stated that if Sri Lanka is to be developed an administration devoid of stealing and wastage is required and that only they can provide such governance. Speaking during a rally in Chilaw, Dissanayake said that they have individuals who will be better finance ministers than any of the individuals who have held that position so far in the country.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/19)

Sajith’s manifesto is a ‘dream shop’ – Lakshman Yapa
Courtesy Adaderana
UPFA MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena says that the election manifesto unveiled by NDF presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa is a “dream shop” while also comparing it to a “small novel”. Speaking at a press conference today (1), he alleged that they had somewhat delayed the released on their manifesto as it would be emulated by Sajith Premadasa. He said that as they had predicted even in the last minute it had been clear that certain parts of SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s manifesto had been included into Sajith Premadasa’s manifesto. “We have presented a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/19)

AG reminded to brief the court on legal action against Vijayakala’s statement
Courtesy Adaderana
The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today (01) reminded the Attorney General to brief the bench on legal action that would be taken against State Minister of Education Vijayakala Maheswaran over her statement concerning the now-defunct LTTE. When the case was taken up before the Colombo Magistrate this morning, the officers of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) told the court that the investigations on the case have concluded and all of the relevant reports have already been directed to the Attorney General. The CID officers stated that they are yet to receive the Attorney... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/19)

FR petition filed against the signing of MCC agreement
Courtesy Adaderana
A Fundamental Rights (FR) petition has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking an interim injunction against the signing of certain agreement with the U.S.  including the MCC, ACSA and SOFA by the government of Sri Lanka.  The FR petition has been filed by Attorney-at-Law Darshana Weraduwage while the Attorney General, President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana and Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera have been named as respondents.  https://youtu.be/zGHWaL9GDRY The petition states that local media had widely reported recently that Cabinet approval has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/19)

රණවිරු අයිතිවාසිකම් සුරැකීමේ ජාතික බලවේගයෙන් හෙළිදරව්වක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
ආබාධිත රණවිරුවන්ගේ ගැටලුවලට විසඳුම් ලබාදීමටනම් අමාත්‍ය සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතාට සහය පලකරමින් ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවක් පවත්වන ලෙසට බ්‍රිතාන්‍යයේ සිට තමන්ට දුරකථන ඇමතුම්ලැ බුණු බවට රණවිරු අයිතිවාසිකම් ජාතික බලවේගය අද හෙළිදරව්වක් කළා. මේ අතර 2016 වසරේ ආබාධිත රණවිරුවන් සිදුකළ උද්ගෝෂණයකට සහය පළ කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් පැවරූ නඩුවකට සහභාගිවීම සඳහා අද දස වන වතාවටත් භික්ෂූන්වහන්සේ කොටුව අධිකරණ සංකීර්ණයට වැඩම කර සිටියා. 2016 වසරේ ආබාධිත රණවිරුවන් පැවැත්වූ උද්ඝෝෂනයක් අතරතුර ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලයට ඇතුළුවීමට උත්සාහ කිරීමේදී ඊට සහය දුන් බව පවසමින් භික්ෂූන්වහන්සේට 2018 වසරේ ගොනු කළ නඩුවකට සහභාගිවීම සඳහා අද එම භික්ෂූන්වහන්සේ කොටුව මහේසත්‍රාත් අධිකරණයට කැඳවා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/19)

සජිත්ගේ ප්‍රතිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශය සිහින මාලිගාවක් - ලක්ෂ්මන් යාපා
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
නව ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතාගේ ප්‍රතිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශය සිහින මාලිගාවක් බව පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ලක්ෂ්මන් යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා පවසනවා. ඔහු මේ අදහස් පළ කළේ නෙළුම් මාවතේ පිහිටි ශ්‍රි ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණු පක්ෂ කාර්යාලයේ අද පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී. මේ අතර ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂ මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශකවරයාගේ සහභාගීත්වයෙන් කොළඹදී තවත්ප්‍ රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවක් පැවැත්වුණා. https://youtu.be/vRZcjQCv-Ow... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/19)

යළි ත්‍රස්තවාදයට ඉඩ නොතබන බව ගෝඨාභය කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
කිසිදු අවස්ථාවක යළි මෙරට තුළ ත්‍රස්තවාදය ඇති වීමට ඉඩ නොතබන බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති ධුර අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ පවසනවා. ඔහු මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ මුස්ලිම් නියෝජිතයින් පිරිසක් සමඟ කොළඹ ඊයේ පැවති වැඩසටහනකට එක්වෙමින්. මේ අතර ජනාධිපති ධුර අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂගේ ජයග්‍රහණය වෙනුවෙන් සංවිධානය කළ තවත් ජන රැළියක් ඊයේ මොරටුව ප්‍රදේශයේදී පැවැත්වුණා. මුස්ලිම් නියෝජිතයින් සමඟ ඊයේ කොළඹ පිහිටි ප්‍රධාන පෙලේ හෝටලයකදී පැවති වැඩසටහන සඳහා එක්සත් ජනතා නිදහස් සන්ධානයේ මහලේකම් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී මහින්ද අමරවීර ද එක්වුණා. https://youtu.be/oAPqxMHMg4w ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/19)

හිරුට එරෙහි මඩ පෝස්ටර් ව්‍යාපාරයට දස දෙසින් විරෝධය - පොලිස් මූලස්ථානයත් විමර්ශන අරඹයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
ස්වාධීන මාධ්‍යයට බලපෑම් එල්ල කරමින් හිරු මාධ්‍ය ජාලයට එරෙහිව දියත් කර තිබූ මඩ පෝස්ටර් ව්‍යාපාරය පිළිබඳ හිරු මාධ්‍ය ජාලය පොලිස් මූලස්ථානයට ඉදිරිපත් කළ පැමිණිල්ලට අදාළ විමර්ශන සිදුකිරීම සඳහා පොලිස් නීති කොට්ඨාශයේ අධ්‍යක්ෂවරයාගෙන් උපදෙස් ලබාගන්නා බව පොලිස් මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ පොලිස් අධිකාරී රුවන් ගුණසේකර පවසනවා. හිරු මාධ්‍ය ජාලයට එරෙහිව ඊයේ කොළඹ නගරය අවට මඩ පෝස්ටර් ව්‍යාපාරයක් දියත් කර තිබූ අතර, මරදාන සහ මොරටුව ප්‍රදේශවලදී අදාළ මඩ පෝස්ටර් අලවමින් සිටි පුද්ගලයින්ද හිරු වාර්තාකරුවන්ගේ කැමරාවටද හසුව තිබුණා. https://youtu.be/DOBHzDAr1k0 මෙම මඩ පෝස්ටර් පිළිබඳව හිරු මාධ්‍ය ජාලය ඊයේ පොලිස්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/19)

මිලේනියම් චැලේන්ජ් කෝපරේෂන් ගිවිසුමට එරෙහිව ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයට පෙත්සමක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
ඇමරිකානු එක්සත් ජනපදය සමඟ ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජය අත්සන් කිරීමට සූදානම් වන මිලේනියම් චැලේන්ජ් කෝපරේෂන් හෙවත් එම්.සී.සී.ඇක්සා සහ සෝෆා ගිවිසුම්වලට අත්සන් තැබීම වළක්වන අතුරු තහනම් නියෝගයක් නිකුත් කරන්නැයි ඉල්ලා ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයට අද මූලික අයිතිවාසිකම් පෙත්සමක් ගොනු කෙරුණා. නීතිඥ දර්ශන වේරදූවගේ විසින් ගොනුකළ පෙත්සමෙන් සඳහන් කර ඇත්තේ මෙම ගිවිසුම් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ අනුමැතියකින් තොරව අත්සන් කිරීමෙන් ජාතික ආරක්ෂාවට තර්ජනයක් එල්ල විය හැකි බවයි. එමෙන්ම, රටේ ඒකීය භාවයට ද ඉන් තර්ජනයක් ඇතිවිය හැකි බව පෙන්වා දෙන පෙත්සම්කරු එමගින් තමා ඇතුළු රට වැසියන්ගේ මූලික අයිතිවාසිකම් කඩවන බැවින් එම ගිවිසුම්වලට එළඹීම වළක්වන ලෙස ඉල්ලා තිබෙනවා.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/11/19)


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