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News Archive for Dec 2018

“Sri Lanka is too weak to enter into FTAs like the one with Singapore”, says Presidential experts committee
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, December 31 (DailyFT): Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are “of no use” unless backed by a slew of reforms to make Sri Lanka’s economy more competitive, a highly-critical report from the Committee of Experts (CoE) appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to evaluate the Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA has said. It recommends that any future FTA be preceded by feasibility studies to map its need and effectiveness. The report of the Presidential Committee of Experts (CoE), spanning over 280 pages, also evaluated the New Trade Policy (NTP) and found it wanting in many aspects, going... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/12/18)

2019 a year to ‘work without corruption’- President
Courtesy Adaderana
President Maithripala Sirisena visited the historic Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic today (31) to pay homage to the sacred Tooth Relic and secure blessings for the New Year, the President’s Media Division stated. Later, he had visited the Malwathu Maha Viharaya and called on the Most Venerable Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Maha Nayake Thero. During this meeting, the Nayake Thero, chanting Seth Pirith, invoked blessings on the President for the New Year. As the Mahanayaka Thero of the Asgiriya chapter has travelled overseas, the President visited the Asgiriya Gedige Rajamaha Viharaya and met with the Anunayaka Thero... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/12/18)

OPEN LETTER TO SINHALA BUDDHISTS
Stanley Perera Melbourne, Australia.
My dear Sri Lankan Buddhists, DON'T TRUST OR BELIEVE THE WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHES For nearly four years this man Ranil Wickremasinghe did not vist the Mahanayaka theros or any other buddhist temples.  Let alone the church, mosques or Hindu Temples.  For that the people friendly Mahinda Rajapakse never failed to visit the Maha Sanga and Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith so frequently not forgetting the Hindu Temples as well.  Patriotic Sinhalayas believe Mahinda Rajapakse is their xaviour who has great leadership qualities.  80% of the Sri Lanka's population is Sinhalayos.  Mahinda Rajapakse believes it is this Sinhalaya's hearts... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/12/18)

An Anomaly in Buddhist Practice
R Chandrasoma
On opening the Newspapers one is often regaled with the sight of a Political Big-Wig humbly worshipping a Buddhist priest in an ornate Temple with friends and onlookers in attendance. Nobody questions the worth of this sacerdotal performance by our elected leaders - but why is it that a female of like religious standing is not worshipped in the same regal fashion? Indeed, the point at issue is  the subordination or studied neglect of the sisterhood of Bhikkunis - females who aspire to Buddhahood.  In the desire and ardency with which our sisters and daughters in Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/12/18)

Sri Lanka - Buddhism The State Religion
Prof. Hudson McLean
As President Donald Trump declared that United States of America may now Celebrate Christmas, as a Christian Nation with Freedom of Worship available to other religious beliefs, Sri Lanka may declare the Island as a Buddhist Nation with similar Democratic & Humane Rights to other religions. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a Muslim Nation and the Guardian of the Most Holy Sites of Islam, and till recent, did not recognize any other religions. However other Nations like the Philippines, a pre-dominantly Catholic country, Indonesia with a majority of Muslims, Thailand with a majority Buddhists, India, where... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/12/18)

New year greetings
Mahinda Rajapaksa Former President and Leader of the Opposition
I wish all Sri Lankans a new year full of new hope and optimism. With the dawn of 2019, it is my fervernt hope that all Sri Lankans will be able to lay aside differences based on religion and ethnicity and unite to protect our motherland from enemy forces. May all your expectations be fulfilled and all your endeavours succeed in the new year.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/12/18)

ජාතිවාදි ලේබලය නිසි තැන අලවමු!
 Isuru Prasanga
https://youtu.be/5w99yC0nsgg... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/12/18)

”ව්‍යවස්ථා” ද්‍රෝහීකමට සම්බන්ධ වන්න එපා !! ඒ සඳහා ඔබට අයිතියක් නැත !!
මහාචාර්ය චන්න ජයසුමන මහ ලේකම් ජාතික විශ්ව විද්‍යාල ආචාර්ය සංගමය වෙනුවෙන්,
එක්සත් ජනතා නිදහස් සන්ධානයේ සියලූ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රීවරු වෙත, ගරු මන්ත‍්‍රීතුමනි, ”ව්‍යවස්ථා” ද්‍රෝහීකමට සම්බන්ධ වන්න එපා !! ඒ සඳහා ඔබට අයිතියක් නැත !! එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය, ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ සහ දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානය එක්ව නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවක්/සංශෝධනයක් ගෙන ඒමට ලහි ලහියේ කටයුතු යොදන බව අපි දැනුම්වත් වී සිටිමු. එකී නව ව්‍යවස්ථාව/සංශෝධනය මගින් විධායක ජනාධිපතිධුරය මුළු මුණින් අකර්මන්‍ය වූ නාමික තනතුරක් බවට පත් කිරීමටත්, උතුරු සහ නැගෙනහිර පළාත් එක් කර එම පළාත් දෙමළ ජනතාවගේ නිජබිම ලෙස පිළිගැනීමටත්, පළාත් එකකට හෝ ඊට වැඩි ගණනකට එක්ව හෝ වෙන් වෙන්ව ජනමත  චාරණ පවත්වා තීන්දු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/12/18)

Where have Buddhists in Sri Lanka got Privileged treatment?
There is a notion being spread that the Sinhale Buddhists are a privileged lot in Sri Lanka & that Buddhism’s foremost place is responsible & therefore should be removed. This notion is being peddled by the usual culprits who have for donkey’s years being peddling all types of solutions for various problems in society none of which have been workable or even successful. Nevertheless, it is time we take this notion head on & ask some direct questions for those who are making the allegations. Attempting to erase Sri Lanka’s Buddhist heritage has a long history. It needs to... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 31/12/18)

MORE PARTITION OR FURTHER DIVISION OF INDIA
ALI SUKHANVER
A judge of India’s Meghalaya High Court, Justice S.R.Sen has recently said in a statement that India should have been declared a Hindu country after Partition, and that if anyone tried to make it an Islamic country, it would be doomsday for India and the world. The honourable justice gave this ‘wisely-sensitive’ statement while delivering a judgment on a petition filed by an Army recruit Amon Rana, who was denied a domicile certificate by Meghalaya administration. Justice Sen further added, ‘Pakistan declared themselves as an Islamic country and India since was divided on the basis of religion... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/12/18)

DISAPPEARANCES, REPARATION, MISSING PERSONS AND YAHAPALANA Part 1
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Revised 1.1.2019, 2.1.2019 In 2015,    the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva approved a Resolution titled   “Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka”. (UNHRC Resolution 30/1). Sri Lanka’s     Yahapalana government supported the Resolution.   This Resolution included inter alia,  provisions  to “establish an  Office  of Missing  Persons  and  an  Office  for  Reparations ,   to sign and ratify  the  International  Convention  for  the  Protection  of  All  Persons  from  Enforced Disappearance, “This essay looks at these three provisions. Pt 1 OFFICE ON MISSING PERSONS. The “Office on Missing Persons Act, No. 14 of 2016” was passed in Parliament... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/12/18)

The need to end the tyranny of minority politics in Sri Lanka" Part 11
Dr Sudath Gunasekara
29. 12.2018. (Continued from 24th Dec 2018) (Ending the tyranny of minority politics in Sri Lanka constitutes the number one in restoring political stability, economic and social development and preserving the 2500-year-old Sinhala Buddhist civilization in this country) Before I  present my proposed  solutions to this vexed problem as stated in the foregoing backdrop and further elaborated below, I would like to state few more factors that have heavily contributed to this disproportionate rise of the tyranny of minority politics in this country If you carefully analyse how our political system has been functioning in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/12/18)

Russia-India trade turnover to surge three-fold by 2025
Courtesy RT
The volume of trade between Russia and India has been steadily growing and exceeded $10 billion last year. The two nations are aiming to boost trade and encourage investment. “According to Russia’s Federal Customs Service, the trade turnover between Russia and India has been hovering between $8 billion and $10 billion over the past several years. Machines and equipment, mineral commodities, oil and oil refining products, precious stones and metals account for the bulk of Russian exports,” Vice President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vladimir Padalko told TASS. ALSO ON RT.COMRussia & India seek... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/12/18)

20th Amendment without repeal of 13A: A recipe for disaster
Malinda Seneviratne
‘Stand Alone’ is a term that was used a lot during the discussion on the power of the president to dissolve parliament. The issue was whether the clause preventing dissolution until Parliament completes four and a half years supersedes the surreptitiously inserted clause permitting dissolution. That insertion was pernicious as was the entire 19th Amendment, clearly introduced for partisan purposes by the chief architects, meaning representatives of the United National Party and the Tamil National Alliance (Jayampathy Wickramaratne and M.A. Sumanthiran respectively). That the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) voted for it should be noted and seen... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/12/18)

Sri Lanka rode the roller coaster in 2018
By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, December 28: Sri Lanka saw cataclysmic political events in 2018. Democracy, which was introduced way back in 1931 and was thought to be well and truly entrenched in Sri Lanka, was put in danger in October-November when President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed Prime Minister Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and dissolved parliament in brazen violation of the country’s constitution. Wickremesinghe was sacked on October 26, even though he was enjoying the support of the majority in parliament. And parliament was dissolved on November 9, in violation of the 19 th. Amendment of the constitution which had... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/12/18)

A tribute
Laksiri Warnakula
All of them are about to retire and you could see the tell-tale signs of aging. Once bright and healthy colours have now faded to an unhealthy sallow and most of them are emaciated to paper-thin bodies, a far cry from what they were some moons ago. Some of them have been wounded in the course of their duty and you would also see the sheer abuse many of them were subjected to; parched, pinched and poked at from all sides, for no reason. And they were taking it all with total submission and without even the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/12/18)

Parakrama first-ever industry professional to be made Ports, Shipping, and Southern Development Secretary
Dr Sarath n Obeyskera  
Top industry professional Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Southern Development by President Maithripala Sirisena. When I read above news article I noted that ruling class is getting senses into their brains .Whenever a minister is not an expert in the field ,it is essential to have a secretary who is thorough in the subject of the ministry .I was at the swearing ceremony of the Newly appointed Non Cabinet minister for Science and Technology as I was invited as co chairman of the government... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/12/18)

We demand 225 Sri Lankan MPs & President present Affidavits to confirm they are not dual citizens
The inclusion of the clause to deny any Member of Parliament or the President to be a dual citizen looks rather silly if we have to trust in the MP to be honorable enough to declare so. If Article 92(b) and Clause 20(4) of the 19th amendment & Article 91 (1) (d) (xiii) of the Constitution says persons who are dual citizens are disqualified from being elected as MPs or the President, then it should mean that even after entering parliament they cannot obtain dual citizenship. Therefore, given that close to 4 years has lapsed since the implementation of the... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 29/12/18)

The power and the glory of Mahavamsa Part 1
H. L. D. Mahindapala
“And the soothsayers, when they saw the seats prepared, foretold: ‘The earth is occupied by these (bhikkus); they will be lords upon the island.’  – Mahavamsa--IV:53.                                                                                                                     In the opening paragraph Bhikku Mahanama, the Father of Sri Lankan history, makes it clear that he didn’t sit down to write the Mahavamsa because he had oodles of time hanging on his hands and did not know what to do with it. He declares in no uncertain terms that his mission was to write a new history from the available old histories (example: Atthakathas, Dipawamsa). The result... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/12/18)

The power and the glory of Mahavamsa- Part 11
H. L. D. Mahindapala
Undoubtedly, Mahavamsa focuses essentially on the Sinhala-Buddhists. What else could historian Mahanama do writing in the 5th century? What else was there for  him to write about at the time? He couldn’t write about the Tamils because they were not a part of the evolving historical events. Nor had they established a permanent settlement in the 6th century when he wrote his classic. Historians can deal only with the available material. There were no other makers of history at the time he wrote his magnum opus. The Aryan-“Sihalas” were the primary makers of history until... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/12/18)

With the ‘Fifth Column’ in Action in Cohort with our Corrupt Parliament, and the Divisive 13th Amendment in the Constitution, we Must have the Executive Branch Part-3 of 3
Geethanjana Kudaligamage
Why Executive Presidency Must be Preserved and Prevailed? “People make mistakes. And one of the mistakes that the United States constantly made was that it could intervene and somehow adjust people’s governments” Wesley K. Clark, Sr. Retired General of the United States Army. Today in this era of globalization of late capitalism, where color revolutions are frequent occurrence, deposing elected presidents has become a new normal like in Ukraine, and civil war situations that are largely waged by foreign mercenaries to topple elected leaders like in Syria, have become justifiable things of the global political culture... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/12/18)

ජයදේව උයන්ගොඩ Anidda e Paper යට ලියු ගිය සතියේ නඩු තීන්දු සහ ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය රැකගැනීමේ නොනිමි අරගලය නමැති ලිපියට කෙටි පිළිතුරක්.
චාර්ල්ස් එස් පෙරේරා විසින්
මේ අන් ජී ඕ  නඩයේ ජයදෙව මහත්තයලා  ලංකාවේ දේශපාලන හා ප්‍රජාචන්ත්‍ර වාදයේ ඔටුණු පලන්දා සිටින විශේෂන්ඥයන් හැටියටයි පෙනීසිටින්නේ. මේ මහත්තයා  එදා ඔක්තොඹර 26 වනදා පටන්ගෙන ශ්‍රේෂ්ටාධිකරණයේ ඊනියා ප්‍රජාතන්ද්‍රවාදී  නඩුතීන්දුව නිසා   දේශපාලන සිහිවිකලත්වයේ අතරමං වී තිබුණු ලංකාවේ දේශපාලන අර්බුදයේ අවසානය සිදු උනායි සාඩම්බරයෙන් පවසයි. එතුමන්ලාට ඒ එසේ උවත් රටේ ආර්ථික අපහසුතාවයෙන් මිරිකී සිටින මහජනතාවටනම් එදා තිබු දේශපාලනයේ විකුලත්වයක් වත් අධිකරණ තීන්දුවේ ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍ර වාදී භවක් වත් එදා නොපෙණුනා මෙන්ම, අදත් නොපෙනේ. ඇත්ත වශයෙන්ම ඒ නඩු තීන්දුවෙන්  සිදුවුයේ මහජනතාව විසින් තොරා පත්කරගත් ජනාධිපතිතුමන් ඔක්තොඹර 26 වනදා ප්‍රජාචන්ද්‍රවාදී දේශපාලන ප්‍රවේශයෙන්, අවුරුදු තුන හමාරකට පසු  ජනතාවට ලබාගන්නට හැකිවූ ආර්ථික නිදහස... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/12/18)

ඉන්දියන් ටෙලි නාටක සමහ පේවී පෙන්නාවි කුසුමාසන දේවී
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්
         මෙරට රූපවාහිනී නාලිකා මගින් ඓතිහාසික කතා ඇතුලත් ටෙලි නාටක පෙන්වීමට උනන්දු වී තව වැඩි කලක් ගතව නොමැත. උතුරේ ත්‍රස්තවාදී යුද්ධයෙන් පසුව ඇතිවූ ජාතික අභිමානන ප්‍රවණතාවය මීට හේතු විය. මෙම ඓතිහාසික කතා පුවත් පිළිබඳව ඉල්ලුමක් ඇති නිසා නිෂ්පාදකයන් ගේ නැඹුරුතාවයක් ඇති වන්නට ඇත. කෙසේ වුවත් මේ උනන්දුව සමග මෙරට ඉතිහාසය සමග බද්ධ වූ විශේෂිත කතා මාලා කීපයක් පසුගිය කාලයේ දී නිෂ්පාදනය වූ බව දැක ගන්නට හැකිය.මෙහි නවතම කෘතිය කුසුමාසන දේවීයයි. දාසය වන සියවසේ කෝට්ටේ සීතාවක සහ සෙංකඩගල මහනුවර අතර දෝලනය වූ බල අරගලය මෙයට පසුබිම් වෙයි.     ටෙලි නාටකයට හෝ සිනමාවට ඓතිහාසික කතා පුවත් භාවිතා කරලීම අලුත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/12/18)

Relevance of re- reading “Protestant Buddhism “
Punsara Amarasinghe Institute of Law and Politics Sant Anna Scuola Superiore Pisa, Italy.
In the realm of sociology and cultural anthropology academia in Sri Lanka writings of Gananath Obeyesekere has been mainly confined to sociology department of University of Colombo or among few intellectuals who are exclusively working in English. None of his main writings have been translated into Sinhala or Tamil despite the fact that Obeyesekare is regarded as a doyen of his field cultural anthropology. A need to re-read Gananath Obeyesekare arises with the fact that how some Sri Lankan leading scholars have relied on his work as gospel truth... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/12/18)

අගමැතිතුමාගේ වාසනාවට අකුල් නොහෙලනු !
ප්‍රවෘත්ති නිවේදනය ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී
ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදයේ ශුද්ධවන්තයන් ලෙස බටහිර ප්‍රජාවගේ නොමද ගෞරවයට පාත්‍රවූ රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මැතිතුමා ප්‍රමුඛ පිරිස බලයෙහි පිහිටුවා ගතවූ දින දහයක කාලය තුළ ගනු ලැබූ ප්‍රධාන පියවර කිහිපයෙන් පැහැදිලිවනුයේ  ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදයේ ධජය අඩකුඹ කිරිම සඳහා ඔවුන් තුල තිබෙන සැබෑ ලැදියාව නොවේද? සැබැවින්ම, බලය ලබාගත් පළමු දින කිහිපය ඔවුන් නැවතත්, නැවත නැවතත් අප හමුවේ අවධාරණය කරනුයේ ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදයේ මූලධර්ම සිඳලිම වෙනුවෙන්ම භෞතීස්ම වූ සිය දේශපාලන නග්න භාවයයි. දෙසැම්බර් 16 පිළිබද ඔවුන්ගේ විග්‍රහය වූයේ දැවැන්ත සටනකින් පසු ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාව ආරක්ෂාකරගත්, ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය නැවත අභිෂේක කරනු ලැබූ දිනය වශයෙනි. මන්ද, එය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මැතිතුමා නැවත අගමැති ලෙස දිවුරුම් දුන් දිනය වූ බැවිනි. “යුක්තියේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/12/18)

පුංචි අපේ එංගලන්තේ
ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති
අපේ රටට කියන්නේ ලංකාව කියලා. නිකම් ම නිකම් ලංකාව නෙවෙයි - ශ්‍රී ලංකාව. දූපතකට කියන්න ඕන ලංකාව කියලා තමයි. මොකද “ලංකාව” කියන වචනයේ තේරුම “දූපත” කියන එකනේ. ඉතින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව කියලා කිව්වාම මහා ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨ දූපතක් කියන එක ඒකෙන් කියැවෙනවා. ඒත් මේ ශ්‍රේෂඨ දූපතේ ඉන්න අපේ කට්ටිය කැමැති, මීටත් වඩා ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨ රටක් තියෙනවා. ඒකට කියන්නේ මහා බ්‍රිතාන්‍යය කියලා. මේ රටට මහා බ්‍රිතාන්‍යය කියලා කියන්නේ නැතුව “ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨ බ්‍රිතාන්‍යය” එහෙමත් නැති නම්, “ශ්‍රී බ්‍රිතාන්‍යය” කියලා කියන්න බැරි ද? මහා බ්‍රිතාන්‍යය කියලා කියන්නෙත් දූපතකට. ඒක එක්සත් රාජධානිය කියලා කියන රටෙන් කොටසක්. ඔය වටේ තියෙන පොඩි පොඩි දූපත් ඇරුනාම එංගලන්තය, වේල්සය,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/12/18)

Right to Reply: R Hoole – don’t forget Sinhalese & Muslims were ALSO victims, they deserve justice too
Daily Mirror issue of 21st December 2018 carried an interview with Prof. Ratnajeewan. Hoole by Susitha Fernando titled “they must be tried to show that Tamil lives are as important” whether this is what Prof Hoole or Susitha Fernando conveys is left for the readers to decide, however there are some questions that need to be raised to counter the claims made. http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/They-must-be-tried-to-show-that-Tamil-lives-are-as-important-Prof-Ratnajeevan-H-Hoole-160099.html   Prof. R Hoole is a member of the supposed to be ‘independent’ Election Commission of Sri Lanka and that ‘independence’ is questioned when a member of a supposed to be ‘independent’ ‘unbiased’ commission goes & files... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 28/12/18)

The Executive Presidency should be abolished
Chanaka Bandarage
JR Jayawardane stated that in the Constitution that he drafted in 1978 he could do anything except, ‘change a man into a woman and vice versa’. When the Executive Presidency was introduced, Dr NM Perera asked the question “If an insane person becomes a president, what would be the state of the country?” Proponents of the Executive Presidency argue that if not for the existence of that position, the country would not have eradicated terrorism. It needs to bear in mind that the seed of terrorism was planted by the LTTE when the Executive Presidency was in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/12/18)

Chemistry and science are totally related to cooking
Dr Hector Perera             London
All the food and drinks are made up of chemicals and we cook the food made out of chemicals. We cannot see these chemicals with the naked eye but instrumentals analysis confirms the presence of these chemicals. We can see these chemicals only in large quantities but cannot get a single molecule to view their structure and that is why instrumental analysis are required. A molecule of water has two hydrogen atoms linked to an oxygen atom but we cannot get a molecule of water to see the structure. Brown rice is often considered a healthier rice than white rice,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/12/18)

UN put your house in order first: Sri Lankan UN staffer accuses UN director of sexual harassment
The UN self-appointed bully on behalf powerful countries of the world regularly issues demarches at countries through its associate bodies as if it is 100% perfect & morally eligible to do so. Surprise, surprise, UN has more skeletons in its closet than it will admit. Financial corruption/mismanagement, abuse of funds, harassment of whistleblowers, to sexual harassment are just a handful of the piling cases against the UN & its high & mighty officials. Shihana Mohamed a senior UN staffer has accused the head of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) of sexual harassment & what does the UN do…ask the... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 27/12/18)

How the British divide & rule DIVIDED Sinhalese & Tamils
There is a reason why history is important. Everything has a history. Unless people know the true background not only is the solution impossible, but too often the solution may aggravate the problem. Our island was never invaded but ceded to foreign invader rule from 1505 to 1972 when the island’s sovereignty and governance fell into local hands. This part of history everyone should know by now. The Kandyan Convention ceded the island to British in 1815. The divisive politics by the British together with that of the Portuguese & Dutch hold the roots to the legacy of ills that... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 27/12/18)

SriLankan carrier ‘World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean’
Courtesy The Gulf Today
Colombo: SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, won the prestigious ‘World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean’ title once again at the Grand Final Gala Ceremony of World Travel Awards, in Lisbon, Portugal recently. Congratulating SriLankan Airlines, World Travel Awards Founder, Graham Cooke said: “SriLankan Airlines has demonstrated a relentless drive to improve its services and I am delighted that it has been acknowledged by both the travel trade and the public by being voted ‘World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean.” SriLankan Airlines’ Senior Manager... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/12/18)

At Rs 200/kg, rat meat a prized delicacy in this Eastern Indian village
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Kumarikata, (Assam India), December 27 (AFP): Freshly-caught rat is at the top of the holiday menu for crowds flocking to a market in this northeastern state that specializes in rodents from local fields. Destined to be boiled, skinned and then cooked in a spicy gravy, rat is more popular than chicken and pork with customers at the Sunday market in the village of Kumarikata in Assam. ALSOREAD |‘Masterchef Australia’ judge Gary Mehigan recommends insects asfuturefood option Shoppers buy hundreds of freshly caught and skinned rats that local farmers say are hunted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/12/18)

Circles of Political Vengeance and End of Yahapalanaya!
By Laksiri Fernando Courtesy The Island
"Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance." - Machiavelli "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." Romans 12:19 "Jesus taught his disciples to turn the other cheek." (Matthew 5:39) How Things Began? Maithripala Sirisena left Mahinda Rajapaksa four years ago, after a hopper treat, because he was not given due recognition as a Minister, and the PM position. That may be true. Otherwise, he even voted for the 18th Amendment to allow the possibility of Rajapaksa to contest for the Presidency... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/12/18)

මාවනැල්ල බුදු පිළිම කඩපු අය තව බුදු පිළිමයක් කඩන කොට මාට්ටු වෙයි.. ගම්මු අල්ලා ගස් බදී..
සමන් විජය බණ්ඩාර  lanka C news
මාවනැල්ලේ මහ රාත‍්‍රියේ ප‍්‍රසිද්ධ ස්ථාන වල බුදු පිළිම කඩමින් ගිය සැකකරුවන් දෙනෙකු කඩුගන්නාව මාවනැල්ල සිමාවේ ඇති දිදුරුවත්ත මං සන්දියක බුදු පිළිමයක් කඩද්දි ප‍්‍රදේශවාසි තරුණයන් විසින් ඉන් එක් සැකකාර තරුණයකු අල්ලා ගම්වාසින්ගේ සහායෙන් මාවනැල්ල පොලිසිය භාර දි ඇති අතර එහි සිටි තවත් අයෙක් පැන දිව ගොස් ඇති බව අද 26 උදෑසන මාවනැල්ල පොලිසියෙන් වාර්තා විය. යතුරු පැදියත් සමග මහත් පරිසමයකින් අලූයම 4 ට අල්ලා ගත් මෙම සැකකරු මාවනැල්ල හිගුල ප‍්‍රදේශයේ දෙල්ගහගොඩ ප‍්‍රදේශයේ පදිංචි මුස්ලිම් ජාතිකයෙකු වන බවද පොලිසිය පවසයි. මෙම සැකකරු අල්ලා ගත් ප‍්‍රදේශවාසි තරුණයාගේ එක් අතක් පැන හානි වි සිදුවිම නිසා ඔහු මාවනැල්ල... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/12/18)

Why Executive Presidency Must be Preserved and Prevailed? Part-2 of 3
Geethanjana Kudaligamage
හාන්සිවෙයි කියා අපි සිතුවත්, හාන්සි නොවී අපිට ගහපු ජනාධිපති උතුමාණන් වහන්සේ Executive presidency has become a point for a robust debate once again. Those who supported the Executive Presidency then in 1978 and beyond, are against it now. Those who opposed it throughout, are supporting it now. What are the real undercurrents for this strange change of hearts? The reason is nothing but the change of local and the global political culture, its policy shifts during last 30 years and the resultant nature of their effect into our local polity. The main difference today is, unlike 1978... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/12/18)

‘Dhatusena’ – Rehabilitating Kashyapa   
By Rohana R. Wasala
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. -Karl Marx ‘Dhatusena’(ISBN 978-955-0955-79-4/Visidunu Prakashakayo Pvt Ltd, Boralesgamuwa, Sri Lanka, 2017) is a short historical novel in Sinhala written by veteran novelist, poet, and socio-political thinker and activist Dr Gunadasa Amerasekera. It is a story related by a first person narrator who is inspired to do so by a dream vision of  king Dhatusena of Anuradhapura (455-473 CE), father of king Kashyapa of the Sigiriya citadel fame (473-495 CE). Dhatusena is celebrated in history as one of the hero kings of Sihalapveepa, who freed the island... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/12/18)

රටේ දූෂිතම ආයතනය විදේශ අමාත්‍යාංශයයි..! හිටපු නීතිපතිවරයෙකුද වන විදේශ ඇමතිගේ අවධානය පිණිසයි..!
විදේශ සේවයේ පොඩ්ඩන් පිරිසක් උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා ඊ නිව්ස් 
(ලංකා ඊ නිව්ස් -2018.දෙසැ.25, ප.ව.10.45) ලංකාවේ ඇති රාජ්‍ය ආයතන අතුරින් පාරදෘශ්‍ය භාවයකින් තොර, රජයේ නීති-රීති තුට්ටුවකට මායිම් නොකරන, හොරුන් රකින, රටට යහපත් සේවයක් නොකරන හා කිසිදු මූල්‍ය විනයක් නැතිව ක්‍රියාත්මක වන එකම රාජ්‍ය ආයතනය වන්නේ විදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්‍යංශයයි. මෙය සැහැසි ප්‍රකාශයකැයි කිසිවෙකු කියන්නේ නම් අපට ඒ බව තහවුරු කළ හැකි සාක්ෂි තිබේ.  මෙම වසරේදී රාජ්‍ය ආයතන පිළිබඳ සමාලෝචනයක් කරමින් විගණකාධිපතිවරයා මහත් ආන්දෝලනාත්මක ප්‍රකාශයක් කෙළේය. ඔහු කියා සිටියේ තානාපති කාර්යාලවලට වෙන් කෙරන මුදලින් රටට යහපතක් සිදු නොවන  අතර එම මුදල් වියදම් කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් පිළිගත හැකි වාර්තා නැති බවයි. මෙය සම්පූර්ණ සත්‍යයකි. එක් පැත්තකින් තානාපති... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/12/18)

Floods in the Northern Province and several other parts of the country
MEDIA RELEASE Mahinda Rajapaksa Leader of the Opposition
Unprecedented floods have affected the Northern Province and several other parts of the country disrupting the lives of many thousands of people living in those areas. Houses have gone under water and roads have been rendered impassable. It is reported that the President has already issued instructions to the officials in those areas regarding the provision of relief services. In the absence of Provincial administrations in almost all the worst affected areas, the responsibility of managing the relief effort will have to be borne mainly by the line ministries concerned. We request the Ministry... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/12/18)

උතුරු පලාත හා දිවයිනේ තවත් ප්‍රදේශ ගණනාවක ඇතිවී තිබෙන ගං වතුර ආපදා තත්වය
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ විපක්‍ෂ නායක
2018 දෙසැම්බර්  25 අධික වර්ෂාපතනය නිසා උතුරු පළාත ඇතුලු දිවයිනේ තවත් ප්‍රදේශ ගණනාවක ගං වතුර ආපදා තත්වයක් ඇති වී තිබේ. මේ නිසා ඒ ප්‍රදේශවල ජීවත් වෙන ජනතාව දහස් ගණනින් අවතැන් වී ඇත. නිවාස වතුරට යටවී ඇත්තා සේම, ප්‍රධාන මහාමාර්ග පවා භාවිතා කළ නොහැකි තත්වයක් ඇතිවී තිබේ. ආපදාවට ලක් වී ඇති ප්‍රදේශ වල ජවතාවට සහන සේවා සැපයීම පිළිබඳ ජනාධිපතිතුමා දැනටමත් නිලධාරීන්ට උපදෙස් ලබා දී ඇති බවට වාර්ථා වේ. ආපදාවට ලක් වී ඇති සියලුම ප්‍රදේශවල පාහේ, පලාත් සභා නොමැති නිසා, ආපදා සහන සේවා සැපයීම කළමණාකරනය කිරීමේ ප්‍රධාන වගකීම දැන් අදාල අමාත්‍යංශ වලට පැවරේ. ඒ අනුව ආපදා කළමණාකරන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/12/18)

Why Executive Presidency Must be Preserved and Prevailed? Part-1 of 3
Geethanjana Kudaligamage
Anura Kumara Dissanayaka is Still Screaming from the ‘Kithul’ Tree Top About Democracy, While Robber Barons Looting the Country Through our Parliament. When we take important political decisions, we always anticipate about the socio-political repercussions and overall end-results of such decisions we make. We foresee the impacts, short-term and long-term consequences of such decisions. This fundamental reality is valid for the most debated question of executive presidency as well. Bear in mind that this is not just another political decision, this is the most important constitutional decision you are going to make. We must carefully scrutinize the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/12/18)

Can Peace be established on earth by shedding blood of innocent animals to dine on their flesh for Christmas? 
Senaka Weeraratna
Not a single Annual Christmas Day passes without an appeal by the heads of the Christian Churches to the good Lord for his benevolent intervention to establish peace on earth. That appeal is also joined by the current political establishment of Sri Lanka both from the Government and the Opposition. That is a nice gesture. But what is horrifying is the underlying reality of mass killing of innocent animals to celebrate Christmas. No such thing happens to commemorate Buddhist Vesak. Leaders of Buddhist countries such as Sri Lanka that join hands with Christian Cardinals and Bishops to loudly... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/12/18)

Namal Kumra tells of attempts to sweep VIP assassination plot under rug
By Charunya Rajakaruna  Courtesy Adaderana
Namal Kumara, the Director Operations of the Anti Corruption Force, says that the investigations regarding the information he revealed on the VIP assassination plot are at a weak status. According to him, information on the relevant investigations has been released to the media by some individual. He mentioned these addressing a media conference held in Ampara today (25). He also says that there is a conspiracy to sweep the investigations regarding the assassination plot under the rug. Meanwhile, at a press conference held today, Police Media Spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara rejected these allegations of Namal... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/12/18)

SLFP will contest future polls with SLPP: Prez
Ranjan Kasthuri Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Making a firm statement yesterday, President Maithripala Sirisena said the SLFP has decided to contest the forthcoming election jointly with the Sri Lanka Podujana Permuna (SLPP) and warned that district and electoral organizers who obstructed this process would be removed from their positions. Addressing an electoral organisers meeting at the President’s residence, the President also warned organisers who offered to join and strengthen the government to do so after quitting the SLFP. A group of SLFP organizers had objected to the President’s proposal and demanded a sole SLFP programme. They had expressed their displeasure... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/12/18)

දෙක ගොන්නු සහ තුන හරක්!
ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති
රෝසි සේනානායක මහත්මිය ඉදිරිපත් කරපු අයවැය විස්තරය අහගෙන ඉන්න එක ලේසි නෑ. අපේ හැමෝ ම වගේ මේ ලේඛකයාත් ඒක අහන ගමන් හිනාවෙන්න පටන්ගත්තා. ඒ අමාරුවෙන් හරි ඒ හිනාව පාලනය කරගත්තා. තව කාලයක් ජීවත්වෙන්න හිතාගෙන ඉන්න හින්දා පපුවට වැඩිය වදදෙන්න හොඳ නෑ. ඒ කොහොම වුනත්, මේ නෝනා කියපු සංඛ්‍යා ගැන හිතලා බලන එක වටිනවා. අපි මුලින් ම, ඒ සංඛ්‍යාවලින් ටිකක් සළකා බලමු. “...රුපියල් මිලියන හාරදහස් පන්සිය තිස් දෙකයි එක්දාස් පන්සීයක්, ... රුපියල් බිලියන හතරයි මිලියන හත්දාස් දහනවයයි හයසිය පනස්දාහක්, ... හැත්තෑහය මිලියන අටසිය පනස් දහසයයි, ... හැත්තෑ හත් මිලියන හතළිස් දහයයි, ... එක් බිලියන විසිහය මිලියන දෙසිය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/12/18)

ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ජාතික රෝහලේ සායනික කුණු ගැටලූව ඔඩු දුවයි. හෙදියන් ඇතුළු කාර්ය මණ්ඩලයට ඩෙංගු...
ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි ! සමස්ත ලංකා හෙද සංගමය
පසුගිය ඔක්තෝබර් මාසයේදී බරපතල තර්ජනයක් ලෙස ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ජාතික රෝහල තුළ මතුව ආ සායනික අපද්‍රව්‍ය බැහැරලීමේ ක‍්‍රියාවලිය නැවතත් රෝගීන්ට, කාර්ය මණ්ඩලයට හා පරිසරයට බරපතල ගැටලූ ඇති කරවමින් තිබේ. මේ වනවිට ඉතා විශාල අපද්‍රව්‍ය ප‍්‍රමාණයක් ජාතික රෝහලේ අපස්මාර ගොඩනැගිල්ල පිටුපස ගොඩගසා තිබේ. මේවා මාස එකහමාරක පමණ කාලයක සිට එකතු වූ මිනිසුන් ගැවසෙන ස්ථානවල නොතැබිය යුතු අවදානම් ගණයේ කසළය. මේවා තුළ ශල්‍යාගාරවලින් ඉවත් කරන කුඩා ශරීර කොටස්, ලේ, සැරව මිශ‍්‍රිත ගෝස් පුළුන්, ග්ලවුස්, ඉඳිකටු, ශල්‍ය බ්ලේඞ් තල හා සිරින්ජර ආදිය වේ. පසුගිය කාලයේදී බරපතල ගැටලූවක් බවට පත්වූ සායනික අපද්‍රව්‍ය ගැටලූවට ඉවත් කිරීමට අදාළව විධිමත් වැඩපිළිවෙලක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/12/18)

MS wrapped up in contradictions
By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
Maithripala Sirisena’s speech, made after re-appointing Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister, on 16 December and thereby ending the 51-day impasse, was hailed as great by many of the Rajapaksa supporters. The reason being, the severe dressing down of the newly re-appointed premier received. However, those with a keener hearing were not as impressed. Throughout the speech, MS assumes a portrait of innocence, as he pushed all the ills of the Yahapalana Government onto RW’s lap. In doing so, he even contradicted himself. MS claimed that during the Yahapalana Government’s tenure, numbers of worthy objectives... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/12/18)

BUILDING THE NATIONAL INTEGRATION IN SRI LANKA UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
The most significant political and social issue in Sri Lanka is building the national integration for the prosperity of Sri Lanka.  What is national integration? Shona Khurana (2010) has defined as “National integration is the awareness of a common identity amongst the citizens of a country.  It means that though we belong to different castes, religions and regions, speaks different languages we recognized the fact that we are all one nation.  This kind of integration is very important in the building of a strong and prosperous nation.” (Please read: Shona Khurana “National Integration: Complete Information on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/12/18)

The need to end the tyranny of antics of minority politics in Sri Lanka -Part 1
Dr Sudath Gunasekara
20. 12.2018 Minorities in Sri Lanka Demographically there are two groups of major minorities, as they are called, in this country at present, though we never had any before 1815 or even up to 1948,when the concept of minority was created by the British and entered it in the Soulbury Constitution, we had only one nation that was the Sinhala nation, who found  the civilization of this Island nation and ruled the land of the Sinhala people 2500 years at least from 543 BC. They are Tamils and Muslims. Tamils are again divided in to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/12/18)

CENTRAL BANK ROBBERS MUST BE CLEAN BOWLED
RANJITH SOYSA
We are moved and encouraged to hear that a high powered meeting had been held headed by the President with the officials including the Attorney General , CID and the Central Bank - Island report 22nd Dec- to pursue the master minds of the biggest bank robbery. We have already wasted nearly 20 months since the Central Bank alone incurred a loss of Rs 754 billion as a result of the unholy actions which took place on 29th March 2017. It is indeed a shame that the key player of the scam, fly by night Arjuna Mahendran... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/12/18)

YAHAPALANA AS A PUPPET REGIME Part 8
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Revised 18.1.19 Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) gets much attention in Parliament and on television today, because Its leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake keeps speaking and speaking  , holding audience attention,  using  long sentences,  in  slow measured tones. He ends up uttering empty statements. JVP is not a popular party. At the 2015 general election JVP only got 4.87 % and six seats. The Joint Opposition has openly stated that the JVP is there to support the America-influenced UNP and the TNA.  The Joint Opposition calls them ‘Rathu Ali’. Godahewa Indradasa has written about the activities of the JVP... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/12/18)

Importance of 2008: ITAK amends its Constitution & endorses Vaddukoddai Resolution for separatism
2008 was significant for several reasons. LTTE was defeated in the East. Sri Lankan Military was moving to liberate the North. TNA that had been virtually functioning as LTTE’s political wing realized that its military arm would soon be permanently clipped. The next strategic & tactical maneuver was to internationalize what LTTE sought with gun & to do so ITAK needed to change its aims & objectives in its constitution given that by virtue of 13a Sri Lanka already had a federal system within a unitary constitution. ITAK decision was to amend its 1949 original constitution replacing ‘Shamashthi’ with ‘Innaipatchchi’... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 23/12/18)

ජනපතිගේ විරෝධය විකුණා අගමැති ගැසූ “political Game” එක එළියට..!
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා නිව්ස් වෙබ්
ජනපති ෆීල්ඩ් මාර්ෂල්ට කපද්දී අගමැති රංගේ බණ්ඩාරට කපලා..! බහුතරයේ විරෝධයට හිස නමා තීරණ ගන්නවා නම් අගමැති මුලින්ම කළ යුත්තේ එජාප නායකත්වයෙන් ඉල්ලා අස්වීමයි..! තමාට කැපුවේ ජනපති නොව එජාපය බව රවී කරුණානායක කියයි..! සියල්ලන් පාවා දී රනිල් “මලික්-සාගල”රැක ගනියි..! (උපුල් බණ්ඩාර) පුත්තලම් දිස්ත්‍රික් එක්සත් ජාතික පෙරමුණු  පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී පාලිත රංගේ බණ්ඩාර,බදුල්ල දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රවීන්ද්‍ර සමරවීර සහ එම පෙරමුණේ ජාතික ලැයිස්තු මන්ත්‍රී ඩී.එම් ස්වාමිනාදන් යන මහත්වරුන්ගේ නම් කැබිනට් මණ්ඩල  නාම ලේඛනයෙන් කප්පාදු කළේ ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා නොව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා බව මේ වන විට හෙළිදරව් වී තිබේ. එපමණක් නොව මුදල් අමාත්‍ය ධූරය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/12/18)

The other Christmas
Laksiri Warnakula
Journeying into the past, riding on a fading and fleeting memory is one of my favourite pastimes. And the ride I enjoy most is; ‘Letting myself lose in those reveries and then be at that starting line once again, waiting for the Mother Nature’s whistle for the ‘go’, the line being the boundary between the infant, the toddler, and then the child, who begins to look around with wide-eyed amazement and curiosity followed by insatiable inquiry and inquisitiveness’. Fast forward the reel of these cinematic reveries and suddenly there I am, pedalling my father’s rusty Raleigh towards... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/12/18)

Korean Ambassdor and Kukkiwon Cup details
Sports
The Korean Ambassador’s and Kukkiwon Cup Taekwondo Championships 2018 were held from 15th to 20th December 2018 at the indoor Gym of Ministry of Sports and the Royal Mas arena, Royal college. It was the biggest scale Taekwondo Competition in Sri Lanka, along with around 2,000 Taekwondo competitors and officials. His Excellency Heon Lee, Korean Ambassdor and Kukkiwon Dispatched Taekwondo Master Ki Su Lee hand over Sparring Gold Medal, Best player trophy and gift to Y.K.M.Madushani(SL Army) The Korean Ambassador’s Kukkiwon Cup Championship is organized by the Embassy and Kukkiwon-which is the world Taekwondo Headquarters-in cooperation with the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/12/18)

Fake Politics of the UNP
R Chandrasoma
It is now well-known that many 'stirring' news items highlighted in major news channels are fake - bogus 'plants' designed to advance a barely hidden political agenda. On a larger scale there is such a thing as 'Fake Politics' where a situation of crisis - threats of diverse kinds - are artificially foisted on a gullible public to win political support that they would not have ordinarily received. In Sri Lanka there is supposed to be a burning 'National Problem' that is largely the product of the chauvinist and irrational sentiments of the Sinhala-Buddhist Majority. This Fake... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/12/18)

Sinhala infighting, discrimination faced by the Sinhalese and emergence of the Tamil Eelam
Chanaka Bandarage
It is Sinhala infighting that will bringforth the country’s downfall and creation of the Eelam Denying the Sinhalese the right to live in most parts of the north and the east and other acts of discrimination against them in those areas is the biggest problem that Sri Lanka faces today Sri Lanka is the oldest democracy in Asia where Universal Suffrage was implemented in 1931.  We had successful state council elections in 1931, 1936 and a parliamentary election in 1947. In the 1947 election, Sinhalese overwhelmingly voted for DS Senanayake’s UNP.  He became the Prime... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/12/18)

Bond scams: Parliament sabotaged probe – Prez Office
Courtesy The Island
Forensic Audit not launched yet Courts not moved against those who lied before PCoI The Presidential Secretariat yesterday alleged that a parliamentary Sectoral Committee had deliberately undermined the process to amend laws required to handle Treasury bond scams in 2015 and 2016. The alleged scams involved the Central Bank and the Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL). The Presidential Secretariat also alleged though the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PcoI) that probed Treasury bond scams had recommended a forensic audit on January 18, 2018, it had not been launched. The media was briefed on the ongoing probe... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/12/18)

Oil-based economy? Russia’s non-energy exports go boom
Courtesy RT
Volume of non-resource shipments from Russia is going to set a new record by the end of the current year, hitting $147 billion, Andrey Slepnev, Chief Executive of the Russian Export Center said on Friday. The figure is compared to the previous record that was fixed in 2013, when the country’s non-energy exports reached $143.5 billion. According to the official, the boost has been seen in various sectors. In October alone, sales of food amounted to $2.47 billion, which is $330 million higher than the previous record set in November 2017. ALSO ON RT.COMRussia seeks to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/12/18)

Tamil asylum seeker family to be deported to Sri Lanka next year
Courtesy SBS News
The Federal Court on Friday rejected an appeal from a Tamil family, who had settled in the small Queensland town of Biloela, to stay in Australia. A Tamil asylum seeker family who made their home in a small Queensland town will be deported to Sri Lanka, after the Federal Court on Friday rejected their bid to stay in Australia. Nadesalingam, Priya and their two daughters made an eleventh-hour appeal to the Federal Court in August after they were taken into detention in March, but their appeal was rejected on Friday. The judge ordered the deportation of Nadesalingam,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/12/18)

India Tea is likely to benefit from Sir Lanka wage hike
Courtesy commodityonline
Indian Tea is likely to gain benefit from wage hike in Sri Lankan plantations and pesticide problems in Vietnam. India is the second largest producer of Tea in the world and contributes 26% to the global production. The expected wage hike in Sri Lankan plantations is estimated to help South Indian orthodox production also. Domestic tea production during 2018 is expected to stay more or less the same as last year despite lower rainfall, while exports are expected to marginally increase. India’s Tea production for the January-October of 2018 stands at 1,117.6 mkg, against 1,127.2 mkg in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/12/18)

Judicial Dictatorship
By Charles S.Perera
There is a serious political and a social problem in Sri Lanka that hampers the democratic process , which lies in the question of democratic legitimacy of  judicial reviews affecting the governance of the people. The US Constitution makes a point  in stating that, “ it is the people that should decide  how they are governed and the Constitutional norms that their society holds . The Judiciary having this power is illegitimate…….”. In an interesting  research article- a thesis on Judicial Dictatorship: Potential Institutionalisation of the Constitutional Review Process  by Stephen Cranney  of the Faculty of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/12/18)

New Cabinet Ministers sworn in
Courtesy Adaderana
A new Cabinet consisting of a total of 29 ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, a short while ago. New Cabinet: 1. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe: Minister of National Polices, Economic Affairs, Resettlement & Rehabilitation, Northern Province Development, Vocational Training & Skills Development & Youth Affairs 2. John Amaratunga: Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs 3. Gamini Jayawickrama Perera: Minister of Buddha Sasana and Wayamba Development 4. Mangala Samaraweera: Minister of Finance and Mass Media 5. Lakshman Kiriella: Minister of Public Enterprise, Kandyan Heritage & Kandy Development 6. Rauff Hakeem:... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/12/18)

ITAK’s separatist demands & pro-LTTE statements
ITAK is the main constituent party of the TNA & a key party promoting a new constitution & attempting to abolish the Executive Presidency. ITAK though formed in 1949 has a history of demands made for a separate state though shrouding its objectives by calling itself the Federal Party. ITAK has also openly endorsed either directly or through its alliance the TNA pro-LTTE sentiments. We quote these to showcase the dangers of allowing parties that have not relinquished their separatist notions or hide them in nicely camouflaged democratic terminology are being allowed to separate Sri Lanka.   What readers need... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 20/12/18)

Hong Kong inspection recovers deleted conversations in Namal Kumara’s phone
By Tharindi Pabasara Courtesy Adaderana
The audio clips recovered from Namal Kumara’s mobile phone have been submitted to the court by the CID team that returned from Hong Kong, the Police Spokesperson stated. A team consisting of two officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and one official from the Government Analyst’s Department that had left for Hong Kong on the 14th of December returned to the country on December 14. The team had taken the relevant mobile phone, containing the alleged conversations between the former DIG Nalaka de Silva and Namal Kumara, and the court order with them.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/12/18)

Namal Kumara makes another revelation
Courtesy Adaderana
Director (Operations) of the Anti-Corruption Force Namal Kumara has revealed another voice clip to the media today (20). Convening a press conference in Mahawewa area, he pointed out that following the submission of resignation letter of Mahinda Rajapaksa from the premiership MP Nalin Bandara had alleged that the VIP assassination plot was feigned. Namal Kumamra further commented that he is ready to face any investigation carried out in this regard. Meanwhile, MP Nalin Bandara had stated that further investigations would reveal the true nature of Namal Kumara. https://youtu.be/irPBuAbz4Cw... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/12/18)

Why did Sri Lanka’s new Ministers left in a hurry wearing a shocked face?
Colombo, 20 December, Courtesy Asiantribune.com:
Sri Lanka’s legitimate Cabinet of Ministers was sworn in on the morning of today 20 December-but with a twist! According to some MPs who were sworn in as Ministers this morning, their swearing in event was not what they expected. Usually the swearing in takes place when everyone who has been summoned is seated together and names of Ministers to be are called one by one -in the presence of all the new Cabinet Ministers. However, today Sri Lankan President Sirisena took a different beat. In that, all the “Ministers to be”... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/12/18)

Back to USSR: Record number of Russians regret collapse of Soviet Union
Courtesy RT
The number of Russians who want to go back to the USSR has reached 66 percent in 2018, setting a 15-year record, a fresh poll revealed. It’s an 8 percent increase compared to last year when 58 percent of those surveyed said “yes” to the question if they regretted the fall of the Soviet Union, the Levada-Center poll said. The numbers have never exceeded 65 percent since 2004, while the absolute record was set in 2000, when 75 percent gave an affirmative response. Levada-Center has started asking the population this question in 1992, a year after the USSR fell... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/12/18)

Reinstatement of Wickremesinghe has intensified, not mitigated conflict in Sri Lanka
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, December 19 (newsin.asia): Ironically, the reinstatement of Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka following the Supreme Court’s order negating a Presidential gazette dissolving parliament, has intensified and not mitigated the political conflict in the country. With Sirisena in alliance with the Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa, the conflict is set to continue as vigorously as before. The standoff between President Maithripala Sirisena and  Prime Minister Wickremesinghe is continuing with the President piling accusation after accusation on Wickremesinghe even after the latter’s reinstatement.  On his part, Wickremesinghe has initiated, through the Janatha Vimukthi... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/12/18)

යුනෙස්කෝ ලෝක උරුම සිංහරාජ වන රක්ෂිතය ජේ සී.බී යන්ත්‍ර යොදා ගනිමින් දින කීපයක සිට වනසමින් පවතී.
පේශල පසන් කරුණාරත්න මාධ්‍ය සම්බන්ධීකාරක වැසිවනාන්තර සුරකින්නෝ සංවිධානය
යුනෙස්කෝ ලෝක උරුම තෙත් කලාපීය වැසි වනාන්තරයක් වන සිංහරාජ රක්ෂියේ කලවාන, කුඩව පිවිසුමේ සිට සංචාරය සඳහා පැමිණෙන සංචාරකයින් ගමන් කරනුයේ වන බිම හරහා වැටී ඇති අඩි පාරෙනි. මෙම ගමන් මාර්ගයේ ප්‍රවේශ පත්‍ර පරීක්ෂා කරන ස්ථානයක් ඇති අතර එම ස්ථානයෙන් ප්‍රවේශ පත්‍ර පරීක්ෂා කර ගමන් කල යුතුව ඇත. දින කීපයක සිට මේ වන විටත් මෙම අඩි පාරේ දොරන ඇල්ල පිහිටි ස්ථානයේ  සිට ප්‍රවේශ පත්‍ර පරීක්ෂා කරන ස්ථානය දක්වා ඇති අඩි පාර  පාගමනින් ගමන් ගන්නා සංචාරකයන්ගේ පහසුව වෙනුවෙන් යැයි පවසා වන සංරක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව මගින් ජේ සී.බී යන්ත්‍ර යොදා වාහන ගමන් කිරීමට හැකිවන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/12/18)

DOES SRI LANKA NEED TO ABOLISH EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY?
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
Mr Ranil Wickremasinghe, the Prime Minister and the leader of UNP has expressed at the victory rally held in Galle Face ground that he will form a new political front, which predominantly focus on abolishing the executive presidency with a view to transforming the political system to a parliamentary democracy with a cabinet government. The motive of Mr Wickremasinghe is, in fact, honestly to abolish the executive presidency or to coverup his weaknesses and failures in governing the country during the yahapalana regime aiming at re-electing in the next election, is quite difficult to understand. Politically,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/12/18)

YAHAPALANA AS A PUPPET REGIME Part 7
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Part 1. President Sirisena speaking to the Sri Lanka Foreign Correspondents’ Association (FCA) at his official residence in Colombo on 26.11.18 said that the political unrest that occurred in the country after October 26 is not something sudden. The removal of Wickremesinghe was a result of several incidents that stretched over a long period of time. The President reiterated that he would never reappoint Ranil Wickremesinghe to the post of Prime Minister. Following is the full text of President Sirisena’s speech: “The appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister and removal of Ranil Wickremesinghe from the post... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/12/18)

UNP ඉතිහාසයේ නියම ගේම් කාරයා ...... රනිල්නෙ
Ape Kelam අපේ කේලම්
https://www.facebook.com/Apekealam/videos/339038870251744/... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/12/18)

ඌවේ කැරැල්ලේ පුරෝගාමී කිවුලේගෙදර මොහොට්‌ටාල..
ලිලානි සුරවීර  (FB)
ක්‍රි.ව. 1815 දී උඩරට රාජධානිය ඉංග්‍රීසීන්ට යටත් වීමට හේතු වූ ප්‍රධාන කාරණයක්‌ වූයේ එවකට උඩරට සිටි ප්‍රධානීන් බලලෝභයෙන් භේදභින්න වී කටයුතු කිරීමය. ඔවුහු පසුව ඉංග්‍රීසීන් උඩරටට ගෙන්වා ගෙන ගිවිසුමක්‌ ද අත්සන් කරමින් උඩරට පාලන බලය බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය අධිරාජ්‍යයට පැවරුවෝය. එතැන් පටන් ඉංග්‍රීසීන් විසින් ගෙන ගිය පාලනය උඩරට රදළයන් බලාපොරොත්තු නොවූ එසේම රදළයන්ට අවාසි සහගත වූවක්‌ බව පෙනී යැමට වැඩි කලක්‌ ගත වූයේ නැත. මෙසේ උඩරටින් ඇති වූ අප්‍රසාදයේ ගිනි පුපුරු පුපුරා ගියේ ඌවෙනි. 1818 දී ඉංග්‍රීසි පාලකයන්ට විරුද්ධව ඇති වූ කැරැල්ල සුළු කලකින් මර්දනය කිරීමට හේතු කීපයක්‌ බලපෑවේය. එයින් ද ප්‍රධාන වූයේ සමහර සිංහල ප්‍රධානීන් ඉංග්‍රිසීන්ගේ තාන්න... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/12/18)

US’ ACHIEVEMENTS IN AFGHANISTAN
ALI SUKHANVER
More war, more injuries, more casualties; what is the future of the war-torn country Afghanistan; certainly there must be an answer to this painful question. Decades have passed but the situation in Afghanistan is still the same. The people of Afghanistan are leading a life full of uncertainty, insecurity and anxiety. A school going Afghan boy would simply remain silent rather dumb if someone asks him what he is going to be when he grows up. The reason behind this silence and dumbness would be nothing but fear of uncertainty. What did the US planners get out... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/12/18)

දේවසිරිගේ ගණනාථ ඔබේසේකර වන්දනාව 
පුන්සර අමරසිංහ Institute of Law and Politics Scuola Superiore Sant Anna Pisa, Italy
සුපුරුදු ආකාරයටම නිර්මාල් දේවසිරි උත්සහ කර ඇත්තේ ගණනාථ  ඔබේසේකර සිංහල බෞද්ධ ජාතිකචින්තනය   විසංයෝජනයකල බව කියන මුසාව   ඉස්මතු කිරීමටය. කොළඹ සරසවියේ සිසුවෙකු සිටි සමයේ සිට ඔහුගේ මේ කතාන්දරය අසා ඇති මට මෙහි පුදුමයක් නොපෙනේ. දෙසැම්බර 7ත් වෙනිදා නිර්මාල් රන්ජිත් දේවසිරි විසින් රාවය පුවත්පතට "සැබෑ සිංහල ගැමියා දුටු මානව ද්ධ ජාතික චින්තනය අවබෝධ කර ගත්තා ද යන්න පෙන්නවනු ලැබීමය. මෙහිදී නිර්මාල් දේවසිරි මහතා පුන පුනා පෙන්නුම් කරන කාරණයක් නම්  ඔබේසේකර පෙන්වනු ලැබීමට උත්සහ කරන සිංහල බෞද්ධ සමාජය යනු සිංහල නාගරික මද පන්තියේ නිර්මාණයක් යන්න නලින් ද සිල්වා ඇතුළු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/12/18)

යහපාලන හෙඩ්මාස්ටර් සහ තානාපති පාස්ටර්
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්
 දින පණහක කෙටි ආණ්ඩුවක් අවසන් කොට දැන් තවත් නව ආණ්ඩුවක් පත්ව තිබේ. මේ කාලය තුළ රටේ තිබූ අස්ථාවර බව කාහටත් ප්‍රශ්නයක් විය. නමුත් ආණ්ඩුවක අවිනිශ්චිත බව තිබුණද රාජ්‍යයක් තිබෙන බව ජනතාව අවබෝධ කරගත්හ.  එනම් රජයේ නිළධාරීන් සිය රාජකාරි කටයුතු වල අඛණ්ඩව යෙදීමෙන් රටේ වියවුල් ඇති නොවීමට මග පාදනු ලැබීය.පාර්ලිමේන්තු සම්ප්‍රදාය මගින් රට කාබාසිනියා කරන ආකාරය පළමු වරට සංවාදයට ලක් විය.කෙසේ වෙතත් දැන් පත්ව පැමිණි නව රජයේ අගමැති දිව්රුම් දෙන අවස්ථාවේදී ජනපතිවරයා යම් ඓතිහාසික ප්‍රකාශකනයක යෙදුණි.  එවැනි ප්‍රකාශනයක යෙදීමට මේ යුගයේ සිටි කිසිම ජනපතිවරයෙකු සමත් නොවූ බව අවංකව කිව යුතුය. ව්‍යවස්ථාදායකය විධාකය සහ අධිකරණ යන බල තුලනය යටතේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/12/18)

ජනතා වීමුක්ති පෙරමූන  ගෙන යන කුමන්ත්‍රණය නවත්තන්න. 20වන සංසෝධනය ගෙනෙන්ට උන්ට ඉඩ දෙන්න එපා.
චාල්ස්.එස් පෙරේරා විසින්.
දැන්  ජනතා වීමුක්ති පෙරමූන  එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයටත්  ත්‍රස්තවාදයටත් වඩා විනාෂකාරී පක්ෂයක්.  මුන්ට දැන් ඉන්දියාවත් අධාරදෙනබව ආරන්චිවෙනවා.  මුන් ලේ උනුවුන තරුණ දේශපාලඥගයෝ  පිරිසක් ඔවූන්ට මුහුකුරාගිය දේශපාලන දැනුමක් නැ.  ඔවුන් හය  දෙනෙක් පාර්ලිමෙන්තුවෙ ඉදං කරන  විනාශය අතිමහත්. මෙවිධියට ගියොත් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවක් හොයාගන්නවත් බැරිවෙයි.  ලංකා සමසමාජ පක්ෂය  වැනි පෙර තිබුනු මාර්ක්ස්වාදී පක්ෂ මේ විදියට අන්තොනොමතික තේරුමක් නැති දේශපාලනයක් කලේ නැ.  ප්‍රන්සයටත් අද වෙලා තියෙන්නේ මේ වැරැද්ද දේශපාලන අත්දැකීම්වලින් තොර මුහුකුරාගුය නුවනක් නැති හෙයින් අද ප්‍රන්සය අකර්මන්යවෙලා. කවරදාකවත් සිදුවුනුදෙයක් නොවේ.  ජනතා වීමුක්ති පෙරමූන ත් මේ දේමයි ලංකාවට කරන්න හදන්නෙත්. එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයයි දේමල සන්ධානයයි  මුස්ලිම් දේශපාලන පක්ෂයි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/12/18)

A UNP govt. under a hostile President
By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island
The whole purpose of making it virtually impossible to dissolve Parliament until the lapse of a period of four and a half years was a knee-jerk reaction to the dissolution of Parliament in 2004 by Chandrika Kumaratunga, who sent the UNP into the political wilderness for over a decade. While the recent Supreme Court decision shows that the UNP has succeeded in achieving its objective, the wisdom of what it did through the 19th Amendment needs to be called into question. What is surprising is that there would be so-called ‘constitutional experts’ who... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/12/18)

MR not stripped of SLFP membership: PHU
Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has not been stripped of his membership of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) though he obtained Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) membership recently, the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) said yesterday. Addressing a press briefing, PHU leader Udaya Gammanpila said there was speculation that Mr. Rajapaksa could not be given leadership in the opposition as he held SLPP membership. “According to sources, we got to know that Mr. Rajapaksa has received SLPP membership. However, it is MP Basil Rajapaksa who knows whether or not Mahinda Rajapaksa was given SLPP membership.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/12/18)

Cabinet of ministers to be restricted to 30
Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriiwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has informed the UNF parliamentary group that the Cabinet will have to be limited to 30 ministers and that some will have to voluntarily give up aspirations of holding posts. This was mentioned by MP Mano Ganesan on his twitter message. "Myself and Rishard Bathiudeen will stay out of the cabinet if Mr. Wickremesinghe so wished," he said.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/12/18)

No impediment to MR being opposition leader: UPFA
Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) today countered the argument raised by the government and TNA that newly-appointed Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajappaksa and the others who had obtained SLPP membership, said Mr. Rajapaksa could hold the post because the group he belongs to is the second largest in the House. UPFA MP Susil Premajayantha said the UPFA which is the largest group in the opposition is eligible to hold the opposition leader’s Post. “There are six parties in the House and UPFA which is one of them holds the most number... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/12/18)

No minister posts for those who crossover, President says
Courtesy Adaderana
President Maithripala Sirisena has said that if anyone goes beyond the decision of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), they will not be given any ministerial posts, according to MP Shantha Bandara. MP Bandara stated that the SLFP Central Committee also agreed with this. He stated this following the SLFP Central Committee meeting held earlier today (18). Bandara stated that the President took the decision considering the request of the majority of SLFP parliamentarians. https://youtu.be/IMHudo0JNz8... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/12/18)

MINORITY POLITICS WITH MAJORITY CITIZENS IN SRI LANKA
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
Current political crisis in Sri Lanka clearly indicates that although Sinhala community is the majority citizens in Sri Lanka, minority groups are playing politics with them in the parliament. Although the Sinhala community is the majority of Population (Nearly 80%), they cannot discriminate the minority, who have equal human rights. The operation of politics in Sri Lanka through a democratic parliament has not made justice to minority through a strong anti-discrimination legislation with a view to ensuring human rights of them like in other countries.  The purpose of Yahapalana government was to pass essential laws to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/12/18)

රටේ ජනාධිපතිව ගඩාෆිව මරා දැමු ලෙස  මරා දමනවායයි කියා තර්ජනය කිරීම පිළිබඳව
ගීතාංජන
ජනාධිපතිතුමා එජාප ප්‍රධානීන් අමතා  කල කතාව නැරඹුවෙමි. එවැනි ත්‍රිලක් මට ලබන්නට හැකි වුයේ හුඟ කලෙකිනි. එම කතාව ඇසූ විට මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපති තුමා කෙරෙහි මාතුල මෙතෙක් නොතිබූ ගරුත්වයක් ඇති විය. සැබවින්ම එය අතිශය  ධෛර්‍යය  සම්පන්න කතාවකි. රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා දිව විකාගෙන ඉතා අපහසුවෙන් මෙන්, Mr. Bean ගේ මූණ දාගෙන එම සම්පුර්ණ කතාව  අසා ගෙන සිටි බව පෙනිණි. මා පසුවූයේ රනිල් මහතා දැන් නැගිට එතනින්  යයිද, දැන් නැගිට යයිද කියා විමසිල්ලෙනි. එතැන සිටි අය  අතර පහසුවෙන් සිටිබවක් පෙනුනේ සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා සහ නවීන් දිසානායක මහතා ය. අන් අය  ආපු එක මෝඩකමක් ලෙස සිතමින්දෝ එහෙට ඇඹරෙමින් මෙහෙට ඇඹරෙමින් කරකියාගත හැකි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/12/18)

M A Sumanthiran of TNA on the Interim of the New Constitution
Shenali Waduge‎ to Saving Sri Lanka
Who are these jokers drafting a new constitution that is NOT FEDERAL BUT CONFEDERAL where the Centre is basically PERMANENTLY ceding powers to the provinces. What kind of sick arrangement is this ... all to satisfy some murderers who killed for 30 years & now putting their political wing to finally separate the country... just how dare the UNP even think of putting forward a constitution of this nature...... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/12/18)

බැඳුම්කර මගඩිය නිසා මේ වනවිට භාණ්‌ඩාගාර බිල්පත් සහ බැඳුම්කර පොලී අනුපාත ඉහළ ගිය ප්‍රමානය - හිටපු මහ බැංකු අධිපති අජිත් නිවාඩ් කබ්රාල්
 ශ්‍යාම් නුවන් ගනේවත්ත
යහපාලන රජයේ බැඳුම්කර මගඩිය නිසා මේ වනවිට භාණ්‌ඩාගාර බිල්පත් සහ බැඳුම්කර පොලී අනුපාත විශාල ලෙස ඉහළ ගොස්‌ ඇතැයි හිටපු මහ බැංකු අධිපති අජිත් නිවාඩ් කබ්රාල් මහතා zදිවයිනZ ට කීවේය. 2015 පෙබරවාරි මාසයේදී උද්ධමනය අඩුවෙමින් තිබුණත් මේ බැඳුම්කර මගඩිය නිසා පොලී අනුපාත ඉහළ ගිය බව ද ඔහු කීවේය. මේ අනුව රජයට දේශීය ණය තොගය සඳහා සියයට 3 ත් 4 ත් අතර ප්‍රමාණයක්‌ වැඩියෙන් පොලී ගෙවීමට සිදුව ඇති බව ද ඔහු කියයි. මේ අනුව 2014 දෙසැම්බර් 31 දින වන විට පැවැති මාස තුනේ භාණ්‌ඩාගාර බිල්පත් පොලී අනුපාතය 2018.11.30 දින වනවිට සියයට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/18)

Jeremy Corbyn tables Theresa May no-confidence motion but ministers would not allow time for it to be debated
Courtesy BBC
Jeremy Corbyn has tabled a motion of no confidence in Theresa May, after she said MPs would not vote on her Brexit deal until the week of 14 January. The PM had delayed the vote from last week, admitting she was set to lose. Labour leader Mr Corbyn said on Monday it was unacceptable for MPs to wait a month to vote, adding the PM had led the UK into a "national crisis". But No 10 sources told the BBC the government would not make time for the no-confidence vote. Ministers would not "go along with silly... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/18)

Re-instated Lankan PM and Rajapaksa set to clash over Executive Presidency and devolution of power
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, December 17: The re-instated Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the man he replaced, Mahinda Rajapaksa, are set to clash over two major issues facing Sri Lanka, namely, the continuation of the Executive Presidency and devolution of power to the Tamil-speaking Northern and Eastern provinces. Soon after being sworn-in as Prime Minister on Sunday, Wickremesinghe said that he had initiated discussions with a number of political parties for abolishing the Executive Presidency. He had also initiated talks with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) for bringing about a political... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/18)

Sirisena says it’ll be very hard to go on a “collective journey with a corrupt UNP”
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, December 17 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said that it will be very difficult to undertake a “collective journey” with the United National Party (UNP) led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe because of the presence of corrupt MPs in parliament where Wickremesinghe has a majority. Speaking to MPs of Wickremesinghe’s alliance after swearing him in as Prime Minister, Sirisena said: “ Some of your MPs over the phone or when they meet me, say that we must move forward together, but I can’t see what the guarantee for such a collective journey is.”... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/18)

Interest on 61.5% of China’s loans to Lanka is far below market rate, says Chinese scholar
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, December 17 (newsin.asia): The interest on 61.5% of China’s loans to Sri Lanka is far below the international market rate, according to Prof. Huang Yunsong, Associate Dean at the China Center for South Asian Studies in Sichuan University. Huang told the Colombo Shangri-La Colloquium 2018 held here on Sunday, that as of December 2017, Sri Lanka owed China US$ 5.5 billion which was about 10.6% of the island nation’s total foreign debt of US$ 51.8 billion. Of the US$ 5.5 billion, US$ 3.8 billion (61.5 % of the total loan) was provided “at a rate... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/18)

දෙස් විදෙස් ඇස් මවිත කරවූ එජාප ගෝල්ෆේස් රැළියේ විස්මිත ගුවන් පින්තූර වීඩියෝ මෙන්න..
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එක්සත් ජාතික පක්‍ෂය විසින් අද දිනයේ කොලඹ ගාළු මුවදොරදී ‘යුක්තියේ ජයග‍්‍රහණය’ ජනරැළිය පවත්වන ලදී. විශාල ජන සහභාගීත්වයකින් යුතුව පවත්වන ලද එම ජනරැළියේ ගුවන් ඡයාරූප හෝ වීඩියෝ දර්ශණ සොයා ගැනීම ඉතා අපහසු තත්වයේ පවතී. මේ වන විට සමාජ ජලායන්හි පලව ඇති පින්තූර හා වීඩියෝ දර්ශණ පිහිලයක් මෙහි දැක්වෙයි. එජාප කථිකයන් කියා සිටියේ අද දිනයේ ගාළු මුවදොරට ලක්‍ෂ ගණනක ජනකායක් පැමිණි බවය.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/18)

New Cabinet should be confined to 30 members - UNP
Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Most of the UNPers had insisted that the new Cabinet should be confined to 30 Ministers, UNP MP Eran Wickrmaratne said yesterday. Mr Wickramaratne told journalists that many UNPers had insisted that new Cabinet should be confined only to 30 members to be in line with the wish of the people, that corruption and wastage of the Government should be stopped. Referring to a document that is being circulated in social media claiming it to be a list of Cabinet Members, Mr Wickramaratne said many had prepared lists claiming them to be the new... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/18)

President urged us to sit in the opposition: MP Dayasiri Jayasekara
Chaturanga Samarawickrama Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Former SLFP Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara today said the President had requested the 21 SLFP Parliamentarians to sit in the opposition bench when they attend the parliament session. He said the President had made this request from all SLFP MPs during a meeting with the President last evening. Meanwhile, Parliamentarian Nishantha Muthuhettigama said that they had decided to carry out the task of opposition MPs in Parliament without accepting any Ministerial posts. "MPs have decided to not to extend their support to the present UNF  Government”, he said. Speaking to the Daily Mirror MP Chandima... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/18)

Remembering the Uva Wellassa Rebellion
By Lakshman I. Keerthisinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion - Frederick Douglass -American Author Around two centuries ago our ancestors launched a heroic struggle against the mighty British Empire in an uprising in order to gain freedom from British colonial rule. Reminiscences of that struggle still haunt the minds of patriotic Sri Lankans. As quoted by J.B. Muller in his dissertation ‘Anglophiles, Eurocentric Arrogance and Reality’ –The Island 5 November, 2010 Samuel P. Huntington had stated quite correctly: ‘The West won the world not by superiority of its ideas or... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/18)

TNA, JVP duplicity in power game
By Sugeeswara Senadhira Courtesy Ceylon Today
Last week’s political developments revealed the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde syndrome of two leading minor parties in the country, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP). These two parties have mastered the art of running with the hare and hunting with the hounds. After extending support to Ranil Wickremesinghe, to show that he commands majority in Parliament, the TNA has forfeited its claim to be a party in the Opposition. Thus, TNA Leader Rajavarothiam Sampanthan can no longer claim to hold the post of Opposition Leader. All the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/12/18)

කසාදෙදාම මගුල දෙදරයි.. අගමැති දිවුරුම් තැනම වාඩි කරවා ජනපතිගෙන් කුණු බැණුම්.. 225ම කැමති වුණත් අගමැති නොකරන බව යලිත් කියයි..
ජනාධිපති මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය
රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහ මහතා අගමැති ලෙස දිවරුම් දීමෙන් පසු ජනාධිපති මෛත‍්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා ඔවුන් ඉදිරියේදී දැඩි විවේචනාත්මක අදහස් දැක්වීමක් සිදු කලේය. පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ 225ම පක්‍ෂ වුවත් රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහ මහතා අගමැති නොකරන බවට තමන් විසින් කරන ලද මුල් ප‍්‍රකාශයේ තව දුරටත් සිටින බවත් එය තම පුද්ගලික අදහස වුවත් පාර්ලිමේන්තු සම්ප‍්‍රදායට හා ප‍්‍රජාතන්ත‍්‍රවාදයට ගරු කරමින් රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහ මහතා අගමැති ලෙස පත් කල බවද ජනාධිපතිවරයා එහිදී සදහන් කලේය. මහ බැංකු බැදුම්කර වංචාව ගැනද දැඩි දොස් පැවරීමක් ජනාධීපතිවරයා විසින් සිදු කලේ නව අගමැතිවරයා ඇතුළු එජාප නියෝජිතයන් ඉදිරියේදීමය. ජනාධිපති මෛත‍්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා විසින් සිදු කරන ලද සම්පූර්ණ අදහස් පල කිරීම මෙසේය. https://youtu.be/v88i2kWUSQk 2015... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/12/18)

What’s next after the Supreme Court decision?
H.L. D. Mahindapala
Last Thursday, just before the courts closed for Christmas holidays, the Supreme Court, sticking strictly to a legalistic path, put an end to the controversial issue of defining the powers of President Maithripala Sirisena, leaving the nation to wrestle with the bigger problems still awaiting solutions to stabilise the nation.  In fact, the grim reality is that the decision of the Supreme has thrown the nation back to square one. If the President agrees to work with Ranil, the nation will be back to another stint of Ranil Wickremesinghe’s rule with all his “catchers” returning to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/12/18)

A nation weeps and laments as one of the darkest and tragic  periods of history in this country is been unfolded
Sudath Gunasekara
16.12.2018 It was only  20 days ago on Nov 26, 2018. the patriotic Sinhala Buddhist  masses who love their motherland had some relief when Majhinda Rajapaks was sworn in as Prime Minister on the 26th of November as their Messiah (modern Dutugamunu of the Sinhala nation) and they  were jubilant and overjoyed as they felt that now they have their   leader once again at the steering of the nation. The news of the dessolution of Parliament that followed  further overjoyed the people with new hopes and great expectations that they can total anarchy and treacherous misrule under... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/12/18)

Save the country from TNAs Treachery -  Part X
By A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA
Religion based political history of North and East indicate that although Sumanthiran belongs to the  protestant Christian minority  it is believed  that  he    would  receive the overwhelming support of the predominantly Hindu electorate of Jaffna. The most famous of Protestant Christian being elected include the co-founder  and leader of the Federal Party, S.J.V. Chelvanayagam  who won in Kankesanthurai repeatedly in 1947, 1956, 60, 65, 70 and 75. Rajan Selvanayagam in Batticaloa (1970) and Alfred Durayappah in Jaffna (1960) was also protestant Christians though Durayappah later transcended religion and became  a Theosophist worshipping at Hindu temples... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/12/18)

MPs who joined Mahinda won’t return to UNP – Basil
Courtesy Adaderana
The United National Party members who had joined with Mahinda Rajapaksa will not return to the UNP, says former Minister Basil Rajapaksa. Addressing a public meeting held in Meegoda area, the former Minister said that he is making this comment as a respect to those members. Furthermore, the rumours which claim that certain members of Sri Lanka Freedom Party would join the government are unwarranted and that most of the MPs have already informed the President and Mahinda Rajapaksa in this regard, Basil Rajapaksa noted.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/12/18)

Premiership given to Ranil while honouring democracy - President
Courtesy Adaderana
“I have given Premiership to Ranil Wickremesinghe while honouring Parliamentary traditions and democracy,” President Maithripala Sirisena has stated. He stated this addressing the members of United National Front (UPF) following the swearing-in ceremony of Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister this morning (16). The President stated that his statement on refusing to give premiership to Wickremesinghe even if all 225 in Parliament sign and request him to do so is his personal political opinion and persists to date. https://youtu.be/FgXyrarbTWY However, he has decided to invite Ranil Wickremesinghe to be appointed the Prime Minister as a leader who... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/12/18)

ATTITUDE OF ARM CHAIR PUNDITS AND BENEFITS DELIVERED BY PRIME MINISTER MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE IN A SHORT PERIOD
BY M D P DISSANAYAKE
There are several arm chair political pundits indirectly expressing happiness on the departure of Mahinda Rajapakse  after a very short period in office.  These are the same people who advocated that Mahinda was greedy to grab power to escape legal actions against him and his family.    If that is the case, why Mahinda gracefully left office, exactly the same way he left office of the President even before the final results were released.  These CLAYTON MAHINDA SUPPORTERS are disgruntled JVP and UNP  supporters. In contrast, these arm chair political pundits have not complained even... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/12/18)

AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL FOREIGN EMBASSIES IN SRI LANKA
Daya Wijesinghe  Hony. General  Secretary De Dham Rakno
Our organization, De Dham Rakno, is a movement of the people of Sri Lanka, that is committed to preserving the sovereignty and the integrity of our country, and the right of all its people to live in peace, equality and harmony across the length and breadth of the island.  It is not aligned or affiliated to any political party either directly or indirectly.  It spurns foreign funds and is financed purely by the meager contributions of its members and well wishers. This letter is to express our utmost displeasure over the continuing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/12/18)

Dead end: UK's Theresa May has led her party & country into an impasse
John Laughland, Courtesy RT
British Prime Minister Theresa May is a politician who holds on to power through defeats. Even though she survived a no-confidence vote held within her own Conservative Party this week, it was also a sort of defeat. She achieved high office (Home Secretary) thanks to David Cameron, who failed to gain a majority in Parliament at the 2010 election, in spite of the fact that Labour had been in power since 1997 and that the outgoing prime minister, Gordon Brown, was deeply unpopular. Cameron had to govern in coalition with the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/12/18)

Painful Memories that Bleeds Forever
By Afshain Afzal
Pakistan was once recognized as a unique nation spread over two strategically located Eastern and Western parts, separated by a distance of 1000 kilometers. The binding force that cemented unity and harmony between these two predominantly Muslim nations was ideology of Pakistan. The story of this love between Bengal as Eastern part of Pakistan and Balochistan, North Western Frontier Province, Punjab and Sindh as well Jammu and Kashmir including Northern Areas as West part of Pakistan dates back to the ancient times even older than the times of Prophet of Islam Hazrat Mussa Alhe Salam (Prophet... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/12/18)

කංසා සමාන්‍යකරණය කිරීමේ අයවැය යෝජනාවට පසුවදනක්
තුසිත බාලසූරිය ප්‍රධාන ලේකම්, සමාජ ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී පක්ෂය          
කංසා ශාකය නීතිගත කරන ලෙසට අප විසින් රාජ්‍යයෙන් ඉතා පැහැදිලි ඉල්ලීමක් කර ඇත. මුදල් අමාත්‍යාංශය විසින් කරන ලද ඉල්ලීමකට අනුව අයවැය යෝජනාවක් ලෙස අප එම යෝජනාවලිය ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලදී. එහි අරමුණ කංසා ජාතික ධනය උපයන ශාකයක් බවට පත්කිරීමයි. රටේ ණය ගෙවා දැමීමට ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂකයෙක් යෝජනා කිරීම වෙනුවට රටට ධන උපායන මාර්ගයක් අප විසින් ගෙන එයි. එය රටට විශාල විදෙස් විනිමයක් උපයන මිල අධික යෝජනාවකි. දකුණු ආසියාවේ කංසා නීතිගත කරන පළමු රට බවට පත්වීමට එමගින් ලංකාවට අවස්ථාව උදාවෙයි. මත්පැන් වෙළෙන්දන්, බටහිර ඖෂධ නිෂ්පාදකයින්, වික්ටෝරියානු සදාචාරවාදී වෘත්තිකයන් සමඟ එක්ව මාධ්‍ය මාෆියාව විසින් කංසාවලට විශාල... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/12/18)

WILL NOT THE 72% TAKE CONTROL OF THE POLITICAL DEMOCRATIC PROCESS IN SRI LANKA. POLITICAL PARTIES BASED ON COMMUNITY, RELIGION AND COMMUNAL BASIS HAS TO BE BANNED IN SRI LANKA.
By Noor Nizam, Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener - "The Muslim Voice". - December 15th., 2018.
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)... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/12/18)

 Re: Tamil Heritage Month launch reflects pain of Sri Lanka’s war.
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada 
15 December 2018 MIKE ADLER TORONTO. COM Dear Mike: Re: Tamil Heritage Month launch reflects pain of Sri Lanka’s war. With my ongoing interest in this 30 year long Tamil Eelam War in my Homeland, Sri Lanka, which ended with the last bullet penetrating the forehead of the Tamil Tiger leader, Velupillai Prabhakaran, on the sandy beach of the Nandikadal lagoon in Mullaitivu, at sundown on 19 May, 2009,, I was intrigued to read your take on it in your article -Tamil Heritage Month launch reflects pain... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/12/18)

Save the  country from TNA’s Treachery. – Part IX
By A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA
The Canada based pro separatist scribe D.B.S.Jeyaraj who writes long articles to Daily Mirror run by Ranil Wickremasinghe’s family and who has gained much experience in promoting the Tamil separatist objectives on the  sly has said that Sammbamdan (the terrorist grandpa) and diaspora bank rolled Sumanthiran  have been accused of harming the Tamil cause by attending the February 4th freedom day event as “Thurogigal” or Traitors and a vicious  and venomous campaign is being orchestrated against both of them.  As per the views of the Sri Lankan patriots the act of both these terrorists were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/12/18)

ලංකාව විසින් මෙතෙක් බිහි කර තිබෙන විශිෂ්ටතම මනෝ විද්‍යාඥයා වන පද්මාල් ද සිල්වා
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
ලංකාව විසින් මෙතෙක් බිහි කර තිබෙන විශිෂ්ටතම මනෝ විද්‍යාඥයා පද්මාල් ද සිල්වා මහතාය. ඔහු මනෝ විද්‍යාඥ ස්ටැන්ලි රැක්මන් , මනෝ විද්‍යාඥ විලියම් යූල් වැනි පතාකයන් ගේ ගෞරවයට ලක් වූ පුද්ගලයෙකි. එහෙත් වරක් මා ඉදිරියේ එක් මනෝ වෛද්‍යවරියක් පද්මාල් ද සිල්වා මහතා උපහාසයට ලක් කලේ ඔහුගේ ප්‍රථම උපාධිය සිංහල සහ බෞද්ධ දර්ශනය බව කියමිනි.නමුත් ඇය නොදැන සිටි එක් කරුණක් නම් පද්මාල් ද සිල්වා මහතාව වඩාත් යහපත් මිනිසෙකු බවට පත් කලේ මේ සිංහල සහ බෞද්ධ දර්ශනය යන විශයන් බවයි. පද්මාල් ද සිල්වා ලංකාවට පැමිණි අවස්ථා වලදී මා හමු වීම සඳහා යුද හමුදා රෝහලටද පැමිණීමට පුරුදුව සිටියේය. රෝගීන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/12/18)

Our pledge to the people
English translation of the text of a speech made by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at his Wijerama Mawatha residence on 15 December 2018.
Most venerable members of the Maha Sangha, Clergymen of all religions, Members of Parliament, Ministers, and dear friends, The Supreme Court has delivered a judgement against the holding of the general election that had already been declared. Since that judgement is a long and complicated document, I will study it carefully and in due course express my views on the constitutional impact it will have on the functioning of the parliamentary system of government in this... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/12/18)

ජනතාවට අප දෙන ප්‍රතිඥාව
2018 දෙසැම්බර් 15 වෙනිදා හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා විජේරාම මාවතේ නිල නිවසේ සිට කළ කතාවේ පිටපත
අතිපූජනීය මහා සංඝරත්නයෙන් අවසරයි, සියලු ආගම්වල පූජකතුමනි, මැති ඇමතිවරුණි, මිත්‍රවරුනි, හිතවතුනි, අපි කැදවලා තිබුණු මහ මැතිවරණය පැවැත්වීමට විරුද්ධව ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ  තීන්දුවක් දීලා තියෙනවා. ඒ නඩු තීන්දුව ඉතාමාත්ම දීර්ඝ හා සංකීර්ණ ලියවිල්ලක්  නිසා එය හදාරා බලා, ඒකෙන් ව්‍යවස්ථාමය වශයෙන් පාර්ලිමේන්තු ආණ්ඩුක්‍රමයක් පවත්වාගෙන යෑමට ඇතිවෙන බලපෑම ගැන අපි පසුව විග්‍රහයක් කරන්න බලාපොරොත්තු වෙනවා. අපි මේ අවස්ථාවේදී කතා කරන්නෙ කැඳවපු මහ මැතිවරණය පවත්වන්න බැරි නිසා ඇතිවෙන දේශපාලාන තත්වය ගැනයි. අපිට අද හැප්පෙන්න වෙලා තියෙන්නෙ, දිගින් දිගටම මැතිවරණ මඟහරින්න නොයෙක් උප්පරවැට්ටි යොදන දේශපාලන පක්‍ෂ එකතුවක් එක්ක.  පසුගිය ආණ්ඩුව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/12/18)

Why Sri Lanka will never be Singapore? Article by Eranda Ginige in Daily FT …….
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
I do not agree with his theory .He talks about the  fact that ,we have to accept who we are and find indigenous development strategy ? and that we do not need Globalization I would like to ask him to name a country which has developed so far after world war 2 which has been following democratic principles .Take Iran ,Iraq,Saudi Arabia,China ,Oman ,even Maldives .Have they not been run by  Authoritarian Dictators who put  country in forefront ? Singapore developed because Lee Kwan Yew was a dictator who knew the priorities .Our country has a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/12/18)

THE SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT ON THE DISSOLUTION OF THE PARLIAMENT AND THE POLITICAL TRENDS IN SRI LANKA
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
The dissolution of parliament by a gazette notification of the president was not in terms of the constitution, was determined by the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka When carefully reading two judgements it is quite clear that judges decided purely based on the literal meaning the clauses of the constitution and they have not considered any other points in addition to the literal meaning.  According to judgements of the courts in the world we can see that various factors are considered by the courts making judgment, but they are not relevant to this judgment and all... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/12/18)

Do our Judges follow  the  great wisdom of Kakille Rajjuruvo or Maha Danamutta to solve political  problem ?
By Charles S.Perera
A Gamarala  and his family were locked up in their home surrounded by Alibaba and 40 thieves coming from the  cavern under temple trees and making impossible demands.  The Gamarala  sent a message to  Maha Danamutta asking for  a solution and  liberate him and his family. Maha Danamutta and his goloyo said they want time to receive visitors and count what they receive before they  find a solution to liberate the Gamarala and his family. In the mean time  Alibaba and his 40 thieves were making Gamaralas life miserable. Maha Danamutta  took his own time looked... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/12/18)

“IT IS THE SOVEREIGNTY OF ‘BRIBERY’ STUPID!”
Geethanjana Kudaligamage
The drama is over! At the end, the protagonist, Ms. Democracy is left in the middle of the stage stark naked. Now, the wolves who striped her, celebrate her ugly nudity in rejoice chanting a different variant of ‘MANGALA’ SUTHRA,’ the cunning sutra that is used to destroy the autonomy of the people of Sri Lanka. Hello! welcome to the ‘strip club’ at the Temple Trees! All three branches of our democracy have failed to standby the sovereignty of the people of Sri Lanka. All three branches, the knights who supposed to safeguard the autonomous-will of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/12/18)

WEERASEKERA SOLE MP TO VOTE AGAINST 19A STANDS VINDICATED
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
The only lawmaker to vote against the 19th Amendment to the Constitution retired Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera, yesterday, said that those who hailed the new law as panacea owed an explanation to the country. Former Digamadulla District MP Weerasekera said so when The Island asked him as to why he voted against the 19th Amendment in spite of President Maithripala Sirisena personally appealing for unanimous support to pass it from the SLFP-led UPFA parliamentary grouping comprising nearly 150 members. Former Navy Chief of Staff Weerasekera said that the 19th Amendment was enacted on April... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/12/18)

Won’t function as part of UNF Govt - ITAK/TNA
METHMALIE DISSANAYAKE Courtesy Ceylon Today
The Illankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) made it clear yesterday (12) that they would not function as a part of a United National Front (UNF) Government and that they would continue to be seated in the Opposition. However, the Party extended its support to the restoration of a Government led by the UNF as it existed prior to 26 October, Parliamentarian Mavai Senadhiraja, making a statement in Parliament on behalf of the ITAK and the TNA, said. The House on the same day passed a motion supporting UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to act as the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/12/18)

Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign from Premiership
Courtesy Adaderana
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to resign from the Premiership in order to ensure stability of the country, according to MP Namal Rajapaksa. In a twitter message, he said that Rajapaksa will step down tomorrow following an address to the nation. The MP further said that the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) along with the former President, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and other will work to form a broader coalition with President Maithripala Sirisena. “To ensure stability of the nation, Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to resign from the Premiership tomorrow after an... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/12/18)

Asoka Weeraratna Birth Centenary Postage Stamp and Special Commemorative Cover issued by Philatelic Bureau of Sri Lanka.
German Dharmaduta Society
In commemoration of the Birth Centenary of Asoka Weeraratna (Ven. Mitirigala Dhammanissanti Thera), who played a pioneering role in the dissemination of Buddhism in post – war Germany by establishing the Berlin Buddhist Vihara in 1957, the Philatelic Bureau of Sri Lanka’s Department of Post, released a Commemorative Postage stamp in the denomination of Rs. 15.00 and a Special Commemorative Cover at the Mahaweli Centre, Colombo on December 12, 2018. Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thero, in a keynote address, drew attention to the period of time when he was closely associated with Ven. Mitirigala Dhammanissanti Thero, to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/12/18)

ELECTIONS IN AFGHANISTAN
ALI SUKHANVER
Zalmay Mamozy Khalilzad had been the highest-ranking Muslim American in the George W. Bush administration. His diplomatic services with reference to the countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, India and Pakistan have been so marvelous that he remained ‘the blue-eyed boy’ of every US government. At present he is working as Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation at the US State Department. Mr. Zalmay Khalilzad is an Afghan by birth that is why now the Trump administration has given him this fresh assignment of looking into the Afghan affairs on behalf of the US State Department. This assignment is in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/12/18)

PSD PLAYING “PANDU” BALLS AND PRESIDENT ALSO
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
When I was walking in Galle Face Green today ,  I saw officers of the Presidents’ Security Divisions ( PSD) playing balls ( cricket ) in Galle face. About 100 security lower- rankers were undergoing physical  training in the vicinity. I have seen Green Berets guards Guarding American president undergoing training with officers, and noted  that they never dreamt of playing  “base ball” during training sessions . I was standing just 20 meter away when President Premadasa was blown into pieces near Galwala .I observed that untrained Mohideen in military fatigue shadowing him with no... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/12/18)

අස්ඩක්ගේ උප්පැන්නය
ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති
මම නාට්‍යයක් බලන්න ගියා. දවල් ද? ඔව්. (තිරය විවර වෙයි) v  මචං අර හුණුවටය කියන්නේ මහ පිස්සු කතාවක් o   ඇයි උඹ එහෙම කියන්නේ? v  නියම අම්මා හොයන්න පුළුවන් ද රවුම් ඇඳලා? o   උඹ හිතන්නේ කොහොම කළා නම් හරි කියලා ද? v  උප්පැන්නේ බැලුවා නම් හරිනේ. o   උප්පැන්නේ හොර එකක් නම්? v  ඒ ගැන වදවෙන්නේ මොකට ද? හරියට සීල් ගහලා අනුමත කරලා තියෙනවා නම් ඒක තමයි වලංගු. o   හ්ම් ... (තිරය වැසෙයි) තිරය පිටුපසින් “බුදු අම්මෝ!” කියා හඬක් ඇසෙයි. ඒ මොකාද බං? අර රවුම ඇඳපු එකා වෙන්නැති. හ්ම් ... ජාතික ගීතය වාදනය වන්නට විය. “අපි සිංහයාට බයයි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/12/18)

Six lawyers and a monk: importance of impotence
C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D.
Introduction [six lawyers= AG/DSG+2 AC judges +Magistrate+ Senior St. Co.+ private attorney monk= Ven. Galabodaatte Gnanasaara] “Inspire public trust and confidence” Nobody disputes the motto of the Supreme Court (SC) and the Court of Appeal (CA) copied above, which is applicable universally to any court of law in the world. The question, however, is that judges entrusted with this noble task are mere mortals, not saints. For example, a recent case handled by these two courts in Sri Lanka did not make lot of people (specially Sinhala Buddhist) comfortable. The decision given by CA on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

Adrenalin and Sri Lankan Society
Dr Sarath Obeysekera 
I read much about Adreline –the hormone produced within your body . I am citing the definition of Adreline from the from English Dictionary. adrenalin “ A hormone produced by the body, for example when you are frightened, angry, or excited, that makes the heart beat faster and prepares the body to react to danger. Here is no simple one-to-one relationship between a specific emotional reaction and a specific endocrine reaction but consistent relationships are demonstrable between adrenalin output, behavioral efficiency and emotional reaction.” I have read about leaders in the world and also the people who have led companies to the pinnacle of success who may have reacted under the influence of the Hormone Adreline... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

අම්මේ තාත්තේ, පුතේ දුවේ, මාමේ නැන්දේ, නංගියේ මල්ලියේ, හිටි හැටියේම  කවුරු දිනුවත් ඔබ ...
පාලිත ආරියරත්න බෙන්තර භීම මණ්ඩලයේ සිට
රට බෙදීමේ කුමන්ත්‍රණ වලට එරෙහිවන්න නපුන්සකයන් සමග ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍ර වාදී ජයක්ග්‍රහණ සැමරීම නවත්වන්න   සැම තැනකම ඉන්නා  තරුණයන් සමග නිදිවැදීමට සිතනා පුද්ගලයන් පිටුදකින්න බොරු සමාජ වාදීන් පිටුදකින්න නපුන්සක විවාහ නීති හා ගණිකාවන්ට බලපත්‍ර ලබාදීමට කටයුතු කරන දේශපාලන පක්ෂ පිටුදකින්න පන්සලට හාමුදුරුවන්ට ජාතිවාදීන් කියා අන්තවාදීන් කියනවිට උන්හට අත්පොලසන් නොගසන්න රට බෙදීමට කටයුතු කරන කොටි මානසිකත්වය ඇති දේශපාලකයන් ආනොවඩන්න පින් පෙට්ටිය පින් කැටේ මහා බැංකු හොරුන්ගෙන් බේරගන්න ඉතිරිව තිබෙන ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාව හරි සිංහලයා වෙනුවෙන් තබා ගන්න මග එන 20 වෙනි ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාව සුනු විසුනු කරන්න යුධ විරුවන් මාරක මානව හිමිකම් බොරු නඩු වලින් බේරගන්න විදේශ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

Hold a Referendum
Dr P.A.Samaraweera
The Supreme Court has ruled that the President's decision to dissolve Parliament was unconstitutional. The verdict was also that if he wants to dissolve Parliament before four and a half years, there must be a resolution passed by two thirds majority in Parliament. Now that the Supreme Court has given a decision, it is best that the President goes for a Referendum to hold a general election. Referendums are not new in Sri Lanka. In Dec 22nd 1982 , President JR held a Referendum to extend the life of Parliament by 6 years. The life of the then Parliament... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

Dissolution of Parliament unconstitutional – Supreme Court
Courtesy Adaderana
The Supreme Court announces verdict stating that the gazette notification dissolving the parliament is not in accordance with the constitution. The seven-member judge bench unanimously made this judgment stating that it was illegal to dissolve the parliament before its 4.5 year term limit. Sri Lanka was on the edge, ahead of the crucial Supreme Court ruling on President Maithripala Sirisena’s controversial sacking of Parliament and call for a snap election that pushed the country into unprecedented political turmoil. As many as 13 petitions were filed against the President’s November 9 order sacking the 225-member Parliament, almost 20... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

අප රනිල්ට සහාය දුන්නේ අලුත් ව්‍යවස්ථාවකට, ජාත්‍යන්තර අධිකරණයකට ලිඛිත පොරොන්දු මතයි…
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රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහ මහතා අගමැති කිරීම සදහා සහයෝගය ලබා දීමට තිරණය කලේ ලිඛිත පොරොන්දු කිහිපයක් මත බව දෙමල ජාතික සන්ධානය කියයි. නව ව්‍යවස්තාවක්, ජාත්‍යත්නර අධිකරණයක් ඇතුළු ඉල්ලීම් එසේ ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇති බව දෙමල සන්ධාන පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී ධර්මලිංගම් සිදදාර්ථන් මහතා සදහන් කරයි. https://youtu.be/2rbw2xrGzfQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

Save the country from TNAs Treachery – Part VIII
BY A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA
Political parties in Sri Lanka other than the SLPP/SLFP have become afflicted with the chronic disease of election phobia. During Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Presidency the mere mentioning of elections legs of UNPers used to shiver as they were so fearful of facing the people in elections as there is a saying that even a calf that mingles with pig lings would eat excreta the TNA, JVP and other fringe political groupings have developed this fear due to their association with election phobic UNP. Recollect your memories and remember how many times Ranil Wickremasinghe led his... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

CROWISM OR CROINSM?
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
I was taken aback during my walk today along the walking path by the side of the parliament when I saw a very strange banner .I was under the impression that the banner was quite a sarcastic, with an innuendo that the people sitting in the parliament, spending colossal amount of public money, are cronies who have been elected by the people of this country .They meet and fight with each other’s like crows fighting for a piece of bread picked by one of their members. Banner also carries a slogan in Sinhala with a meaning... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

An Answer to the despicable attempt made by a bunch of Sri Lankan students studying abroad to tarnish the country: Exposing Crippled Minds
Punsara Amarasinghe Institute of Law and Politics Scuola Superiore Sant Anna Pisa, Italy
A group of students studying abroad have recently published a statement claiming that they are really gutted about the political situation in Sri Lanka and their claim seems to indicate that this patriotic bunch of kids are extremely concerned about preserving the democratic values of island. In a way their empathy on the democratic institutions in Sri Lanka is correct as Sri Lanka stands as one of oldest democracies in Asia. Nevertheless, a serious doubt of the honesty regarding the statement made by those self-proclaimed democratic... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

Sri Lanka pledges support for protection of refugees at the 2019 UNHCR Global Appeal
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to UN Geneva
At the 2019 Global Appeal of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) held in Geneva today, Sri Lanka expressed its earnest desire that the commitments made by the international community to the recently adopted Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) would remain on course, emphasizing “transforming the Compact into meaningful, practical measures would help address the protection needs of millions of people who remain helpless and in need”. Addressing the Conference, Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka in Geneva echoed optimism that, at a time when “the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

Why doesn’t the Government arrest Ranil immediately on the serious findings of the Bond Commission Report in addition to the following unlawful and un-Constitutional actions and crimes
Dr Sudath Gunasekara 
2018.12 10 Such as 1 Defying the President's order in sacking him and illegally occupying the Temple Trees and thereby misusing State property. 2  Calling for and canvassing international intervention in  the present crisis a making of his own. 3 Conspiring to overthraw the legitimately appointed Cabinet and the Government by the President,  the Head of the State  and acting against public interest  and causing political, social and economic  brake down  to the country and thereby causing billions of losses to the country 4 Engaging in conspiracies and coups against the legitimate government, the Head... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

නලීන් ද සිල්වා, ගුණදාස අමරසේකර සහ ගණනාථ ඔබේසේකර - වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංගට පිළිතුරක්
ගීතාංජන  
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් මංගල ජයතුංග මහතා විසින් "නලීන් ද සිල්වා, ගුණදාස අමරසේකර සහ ගණනාථ ඔබේසේකර" යන ලිපි ශීර්ෂය යටතේ කෙටි ලිපියක් ලංකා වෙබ් ෆෝරමයේ පල කොට තිබිණි. එම ලිපියට සන්නයක් (comment ) සපයමින් ම විසින් පහත දැක්වෙන අදහස් සටහන් කලෙමි. "කිසිදු අගක් මුලක්, හේතුභුතයක් නැති මෙම ලිපිය ඔබ ලීවේ කුමකටදැයි පාඨක අපට සිතා ගත නොහැක. (සැබවින්ම මෙය ලිපියකට වඩා මඩ comment එකක් යයි කීවොත් වඩාත් නිවැරදිය) වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග යන නමින් ලියා ඇති නිසා මෙය මෝඩයෙකුගේ හුදු උද්ධච්ච ප්‍රලාපයක් යයි කියා අපට බැහැර කලද නොහැක. සැබවින්ම මෙය ඔබ නොලීවානම් වඩා හොඳ යැයි මට සිතෙන්නේ, මෙහි ඔබ කියා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

අපි අනාවැකි කිව්වට පිළිගත්තේ නෑ
දේශනයක් ඇසුරෙන් ලීවේ හර්ෂනී අර්සකුලරත්න
"අද අගමැති ප්‍රමුඛ ආණ්ඩුවක් තිබුණත් රාජකාරි කටයුතු කළ නොහැකියි. මේ තත්ත්වය යටතේ තවදුරටත් රට අගාධයකට වැටීමට ඉඩනොදී ගලවගන්න අවශ්‍ය නම් ස්ථාවර ආණ්ඩුවක් අත්‍යවශ්‍ය වෙනවා. නව ආරම්භයක් අත්‍යවශ්‍ය වෙනවා. රට තුළ තිබෙන වාතාවරණය වෙනස් කළ යුතු වෙනවා. ඒ වගේම පත්වන ආණ්ඩුවට ශක්තියක් වගකීමක් හා නායකත්වයක් මෙන්ම පුළුල් ආර්ථික දැක්මක් තිබිය යුතුයි. පසුගිය ආණ්ඩුව රට වට්ටවා ඇති ආර්ථික අගාධයෙන් ගොඩ ගැනීමට ඒ නිසා මූලිකවම කළ යුතු වන්නේ රට තුළ ස්ථාවරයක් ඇතිකොට නව දැක්මක් හරහා ආර්ථිකයට සම්බන්ධ අයට නව බලාපොරොත්තු ලබා දීමයි. මේ ගැන සිතා බලා ජනාධිපතිවරයා ගත් උත්සාහයට මා අවංකවම ස්තුතිවන්ත වෙනවා. නව අගමැතිවරයා පත් කිරීම හරහා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

We don’t accept confidence motion: Keheliya
Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror
UPFA MP Keheliya Rambukwella said that they don’t accept the motion of confidence presented and passed in support of United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament today. Addressing a news briefing, MP Rambukwella said they were not in a position to accept anything done and said in ‘an illegal and undemocratic parliament’. “Anything passed in this parliament becomes null and void. That is the very reason why we have been boycotting the parliamentary sessions,” Rambukwella said. “Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has been partial and bias to the UNP and acted according to their... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

TNA says its support was conditional
Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said today that its support for the vote of confidence on United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was conditional to the granting of power devolution to the north and the east, the release of political prisoners and the land. TNA MP for Jaffna district Dharmalingam Sidaththan told Daily Mirror that his party extended conditional support for Mr. Wickremesinghe to get the required majority to become the Prime Minister. Mr. Sidaththan said these were usual demands of the TNA right throughout. “We asked for power devolution. It means the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

Executive, Legislature, Judiciary can’t resolve prevailing crisis: Dullas
Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror
While claiming that the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary can’t find a solution to the prevailing political impasse, UPFA MP Dullas Alahapperuma said it was only the people who could bring to an end this crisis by way of a General Election. Addressing a news briefing, he said these three pillars of democracy had failed to end this crisis which had almost reached its climax. “The prevailing political crisis has become worse and none of these three have been able to sort this out. The only option left is to go for a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

TNA throws its weight behind Ranil Vote of Confidence in ousted PM passed
By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island
Avote of confidence in ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, taken up in Parliament, yesterday, was passed with 117 MPs voting in favour of it and no votes against it as government MPs continued their boycott of the House. All UNF MPs voted for the motion. The JVP MPs who were present abstained from voting. TNA MP Siavashakthi Anandan too abstained from voting while his party members voted with the UNP. The motion extending support to Wickremesinghe was presented to Parliament by UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa. It had been signed by MPs Sajith Premadasa,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

Petition filed seeking Quo Warranto over Ranil’s MP seat
Courtesy Adaderana
A petition has been filed with the Court of Appeal requesting the court to issue a Writ of Quo Warranto preventing Ranil Wickremesinghe from being a Member of Parliament. The petition has been filed by Sharmila Gonawala, the Co-President of ‘Women for Justice’. Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe, UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and the Secretary General of Parliament are among the four respondents named in the petition. The petitioner states that according to the provisions of the Constitution, it has been interpreted that MPs who engage in businesses by entering into... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

A response to Henry (USA)
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent Gloucestd,m Ontario.
This response to Henry's (USA) pertinent question to my response to Canadian High Commissioner David McKinnon's meeting with former LTTE terrorists in Mullaitivu, recently. He asks: "Is there a possibility that newspapers in Canada will give due publicity to letters such as yours." The answer is : Yes Henry.  During my involvement on this Eelam War file from August 1983 to  August 2013, I have had just over 200 letters of mine published in - The Ottawa Citizen, The Ottawa Sun,   The Globe  & Mail (Toronto),The Toronto Sun, The Toronto Star,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

I feel a burning need to talk about Sharmini Sereasinghe.
Diannah Paramour Australia
Ayubowan I feel a burning need to talk about Sharmini Sereasinghe. I guess she’s been sheltered her entire life from the hard facts surrounding Sri Lanka’s grandiose yet terrifying history. Those whose blood soaks the white sands are that of soldiers who gave their lives in service, in service to save everyone, including her. As if her article a few years back defaming and insulting the Monks wasn’t enough, now the nasty pen scribbles away yet more hate. In regards to His Excellency Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa I think she must be so immensely jealous of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/12/18)

Lankan political imbroglio could delay or even shelve efforts to enact a new constitution
By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror/newsin.asia
Colombo, December 11: The on-going political and constitutional imbroglio in Sri Lanka could put on the backburner or even shelve, efforts to give the country a brand new constitution. The new constitution had been on the anvil until October 26, when a political tsunami struck the country. It was on that day that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was summarily dismissed and replaced by Mahinda Rajapaksa, touching off a series of actions ,both political and judicial which resulted in an unprecedented  breakdown of the government. The new constitution was meant to take care of many pending... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/12/18)

"චේ" සමරන "කන්නන්ගර" නොසමරන ලංකාවේ අපි.......
චාමර ලක්ෂාන් කුමාර
මේ සටහන ලිවීමට පෙලඹවූයේ එංගලන්තයේ සිටින මනීෂ චාමර අමරසේකර තම මුහුණුපොත ගිණුමට තැබු සටහනක් මා තුළ ඇතිකළ කම්පනයයි. සැතපුම් දහස් ගණනක් ඈතින් සිටිය ද තවමත් රට තොට සිදුවන දෑ පිළිබඳ උනන්දුවෙන් සිටින්නකු වන මනීෂ “කොටා” තිබු සටහන සැබැවින්ම, සංවේදී එකක් ම විය. ඔහු ලියා තිබුණේ නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනයේ පියා ලෙස සැලකෙන සී ඩබ්ලිව් ඩබ්ලිව් කන්නන්ගර මහතා පිළිබඳවය. “චේ ගැන පොස්ට් දුටුවෙමි. සැමරුම් උත්සව පාපැදි සවාරි දුටුවෙමි. ඔහු ලංකාවට හෝ මෙහි මිනිසුන්ට කළ දෙයක් මා නම් අසා නැත. පසුගිය 13 වැනිදා නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනයේ පියා වන කන්නන්ගර මහතාගේ 132 වැනි ජන්ම දිනය යෙදී තිබිණි. සැමරුම් නැත. පොස්ට් නැත. නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනයේ අයිතිකරුවන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/12/18)

C.W.W. Kannangara and the attitude of University Students who have benefited from free education.
Chandre Dharmawardana
What happened to CWW Kannagara happened to many legislators of limited means of that era who worked selflessly, without thinking of how they are to fend for themselves when they reach old age. They died poor although they were expected to maintain a high social standard. In deed, it is an irony that some segments of Sri Lankan's commemorate Che Guevera but pay scant attention to Kannangara. Similalrly, some Tamils commemorate Prabhakaran, a man who butchered more Tamils than even all the Sinhalese Kings put together, as stated by a Tamil writer named Sebastian Rasalingam: http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=63836 Militant... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/12/18)

SUGGESTION FOR A BETTER LANKA
By Poet in the Wilderness
The present by force occupant of Temple Trees Seems to have a mindset of the Nineteen Forties Foreign powers are his Masters dark Our lives are too precious for his Royalist lark   Move over and let those who truly love Lanka fair Take Lanka to success and joy rather rare Remove forever the ghostly nightmare And allow rule by those who truly care.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/12/18)

HAVE THE DEBATE AND ACTIONS FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AND POLITICAL CRISIS GONE BEYOND THE LIMITS?
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
Information published in print and electronic media regarding the debate and actions for the constitutional and political crisis in Sri Lanka show that they have gone beyond the limits.  How many people of Sri Lanka are interested in these matters is difficult to estimate? Few people as a percentage of population in Sri Lanka purchase English, Sinhala and Tamil newspapers and read this information. According to my estimate a less than 0.001% of people are used internet.  In this situation it is quite clear that gossips are dominating in the country than true information. According to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

Why do they all want Ranil Wickramasinghe  back,  fear of  discovery of secret dealings, corrupt activities or revelation of Bond Scam Beneficiaries  ?
By Charles S.Perera
Since Maithreepala Sirisena was elected to the high post of the President of Sri Lanka some of us did  not speak well of the President. It was because he sold his mother political party to join a group of vindictive traitors led by the most unloved political leader of the UNP- Ranil Wickramasinghe, to be their common Presidential candidate to become a  rival candidate against  President Mahinda Rajapakse,  after  erasing the memory of  27 years or more of loyal , trusted political bond he had cultivated in a political party in which he  matured for 47... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

My observations and concerns of your meeting the former LTTE fighters in Mullaitivu,
 Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada
December 10, 2018 High Commissioner David McKinnon Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka 33A, 5th Lane Colpetty, Colombo 3 Sri Lanka. Dear High Commissioner David McKinnon: I was a bit chafed to see your photo with former LTTE fighters in Mullaitivu in the latest TAMIL GUARDIAN.  The text below the photo read: The former NPC member, T.Ravikaran met with Canada’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka today and urged action on ongoing Tamil concerns. “The continued occupation of land, the Buddhisation of the North-East (that got my goat. I... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

Save the country from TNAs Treachery – Part VII
BY A.A.M.NIZAM - MATARA
The treacherous TNA continues to  demand directly or indirectly through its proxies from UNP to implement the 13th amendment in  full and grant a written commitment in this regard.  Following the precarious situation faced by the foreign servile UNP and their vicious  attempt to hang on to the government the TNA proxy TELO has demanded from the UNP to give a written assurance that they would implement the 13th Amendment in full, along with land and Police powers and to merge the North and the East as a condition for support  to UNP too form... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

PM, ministers not removed; only functions suspended: GL
Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Court of Appeal's restraining order had only stopped the prime minister and the ministers from functioning in their offices and had not declared them unlawful, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) chairman G. L. Peiris said today. He said there was a misconception that the posts of prime minister and those of the ministers had fallen vacant. “This is completely false. The court order has not removed the PM and the ministers from office but had stopped them from carrying out their duties and functioning in their posts,” Prof. Peiris said and added... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

President to request CJ to hurry verdict on parliament dissolution
Courtesy Adaderana
President Maithripala Sirisena has stated that he will request the Chief Justice through the Attorney General to deliver the verdict on the dissolution of the parliament without delay. MP Wimal Weerawansa mentioned this earlier today (10) with regard to the fundamental rights petitions filed at the Supreme Court against the President’s decision to dissolve the parliament.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

A Judgement that Ensures  a ‘Way Forward’
By Palitha Senanayake
As responsible citizens of this country, I am sure all of us are waiting with bated breath to hear the judgment that is due on the constitutional crisis the country currently faces. The issue before the judiciary is how best to pronounce the way forward for the country when its Executive and the Legislator have locked horns, or in other words when they are not compatible to each other. The purpose of this analysis is not to judge whether the executive is right or the Legislature is right but to envisage the way forward for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

නලීන් ද සිල්වා , ගුණදාස අමරසේකර සහ ගණනාථ ඔබේසේකර
 වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
නලීන් ද සිල්වා  සහ  ගුණදාස අමරසේකර යනු බටහිර ලෝකය සියළු  අයහපතේ මූලය ලෙස සිතන්නෝය. ඔවුන්ට බටහිර අජීර්ණය. එහෙත් ඔවුන් තම දරුවන් උසස් අධ්‍යාපනය සඳහාද ජීවත් වීම සඳහාද යැව්වේ බටහිරටය.   ගුණදාස අමරසේකර යනු ශ්‍රී ලංකාව නම් කුඩා දිවයිනට පමණක් සීමාවූ හිටපු දන්ත වෛද්‍යවරයෙකි. ඔහු ගැන අනුරාධපුරයෙන් එහාට මිනිසුන් දන්නේ නැති තරම් ය. නලීන් ද සිල්වා  උසස් අධ්‍යාපනය ලබන්නේ බටහිරය.  ඔහුට බටහිර රටක විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයක තනතුරක් අවශ්‍යව තිබුණි. එහෙත් ඔහුට බටහිර ලෝකයේ තැනක් ලැබෙන්නේ නැත. ඔහුගේ බටහිර විරෝධයේ ආරම්භය එතැනය.එහෙත් ගණනාථ ඔබේසේකර යනු  බටහිර ලෝකයේ ගරුත්වයට පාත්වූ ධීමතෙකි. ඔහු නලීන් ද සිල්වා  සහ  ගුණදාස අමරසේකර  මෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

Lessons for Sri Lanka: How West used Social Media for Arab Spring
Countries that indulge in regime change to remove nationalist/populist leaders & replace with pro-western puppet leaders have found a new tool – the social media. Social media means people’s voice, people’s sentiment but these Western countries have now created templates to manipulate people’s voice, pay to vocalize sentiments that align to their bigger agenda. This is complimented via foreign-funded NGOs that also pay locals to carry out various protests, strikes, forums, musical shows all of course nicely camouflaged as being non-violent, pro-democratic, pro-people as a means to fool the masses to follow them. If Sri Lankans wish to remain naïve... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN SRI LANKA
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
Sunday newspapers in Sri Lanka in Sinhala, English and Tamil published many articles in relation to constitutional crisis of the country and the points mentioned in many articles were beyond the level of understanding of ordinary Sri Lankans as they referred to various legislations and academic style of points and arguments mentioned by lawyers. The points mentioned in the articles were talking about the human rights, power and authority and many aspects.  It seemed that the constitutional matters in Sri Lanka like tax legislation in Wester countries, which cannot be understood by ordinary people, who must... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

Is judiciary independent?
Geethanjana Kudaligamage
Is judiciary independent? This is the question that is buzzing around us and the Colombo city day and night now. One thing we must understand is that Judiciary is occupied by men and women, like any others, who are also members of the same social fabric of the country in point. If the society is virtuous full of law-abiding people, then the people holding positions in the judiciary also might be righteous, honorable and moral, at least majority of them would be so. When a society become corrupt to its core, I doubt if the people in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

Why Ranil must go before MS
By Shivanthi Ranasinghev Courtesy Ceylon Today
At the time of writing, the legal battle to allow for a general election was before the Supreme Court. Outside, the debate was whether we need a presidential or a parliamentary election. Those calling for a presidential election claim that Maithripala Sirisena is the root cause of the current chaos. He is not the root cause, but he engineered the precipitation of events that have resulted in the current dilemma. However, the biggest threat comes from the group that he gave leadership to till 26.10.2018. This group came in the guise of good... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/18)

Asoka Weeraratna Birth Centenary (1918 – 2018)
Press Release German Dharmaduta Society
The 100th Birth anniversary of Asoka Weeraratna will be commemorated at the Mahaweli Centre, Colombo commencing at 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday December 12. 2018 Asoka Weeraratna, born on 12th December 1918 in Galle, played a pioneering role in the dissemination of Buddhism in Germany in the post war period through the German Dharmaduta Society that he founded in 1952. He converted Dr. Paul Dahlke’s Das Buddhistische Haus in Berlin – Frohnau, into a Buddhist Vihara in 1957 by stationing Buddhist monks on a long term footing to spread Buddhism in the West.  He established... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/18)

Progress of the Commission to Investiaget Allegations of Bribery and Corruption (CIABOC)  2017-2018
Press Statement
Bribery Commission is presently in an age of transformation. A prominent aspect in this regard is the maintenance of highest professionalism in the fields of investigation and prosecution. Moreover, for the first time in history, processes are underway to recruit specialised investigators and prevention officers to the commission. after the lapse of 25 years, steps have been taken to amend corresponding laws. Formulation of a National Action Plan as well as the strengthening of international relationships are other key achievements of this year. Above all, the commission has consistently maintained its independence and nonpartisan persona in delivering... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/18)

අල්ලස් කොමිෂන් සභාවේ ප්‍රගතිය  2017-2018
මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශය December 9th press release of CIABOC
අ‍ල්ලස් කොමිෂන් සභාව පසු කරමින් සිටින්නේ පරිවර්තනීය යුගයකි. ඒ අතරින් ප්‍රධාන වන්නේ පැමිණිලි මෙහෙයවීම් සහ විමර්ශනය කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඉහළම වෘත්තීමයභාවයක් මේ වන විට අත්පත් කර ගෙන සිටීමයි. එසේම ඉතිහාසයේ ප්‍රථම වතාවට විශේෂඥ විමර්ශකයන් බඳවා ගැනීමත් නිවාරණ නිලධාරීන් බඳවා ගැනීමත් සඳහා කටයුතු ආරම්භ කර ඇත. තවද අවුරුදු 25 කට පසුව නීතියේ ස‍ංශෝධන කිරීමට අවශ්‍ය පියවර ගනිමින් සිටී. ජාතික වැඩපිළිවෙලක් සකස් කිරීමත් අන්තර්ජාතික සබඳතාවයන් වැඩිදියුණු කිරීමත් මෙම වසර තුළ දී සිදු වූ ඉතාමත් වැදගත් කාර්යයන් වේ. ඒ සියල්ලටම වඩා ස්වාධීන සහ අපක්ෂපාතීභාවය අතින් ඉහළම ප්‍රතිරූපයක් ගොඩනගා ගැනීමට අල්ලස් කොමිෂන් සභාව සමත් වී සිටී. මෙම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/18)

The Rajapaksas, the SLPP and the unfolding Indo-Pacific Great Game
By Robert Blake Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The current political impasse in Sri Lanka marks an important opportunity for Mahinda and Gotabaya Rajapaksa to think about the consequences of their current actions for future support from the United States and others for a government a Rajapaksa could be elected to lead next year. Despite two no-confidence motions against Prime Minister Rajapaksa’s Government and two motions to halt funding for government ministries, Mr. Rajapaksa has refused to step down. "The Rajapaksas enjoyed famously good relations with China during Mahinda’s presidency"
His refusal not only calls into question his... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/18)

Ranil undercuts Sajith by appointing Ravi K as deputy
H. L. D. Mahindapala
A recent photo published in a news paper of a UNP meeting showed Ranil Wickremesinghe presiding, flanked by Sajith Premadasa (on  his right)   and Ravi Karunanayake (on his left). Sajith, of course, had taken  his  rightful place as the  anointed deputy leader of the party. He has proved his loyalty to the Leader and the party by refusing to take over the premiership handed to him by President Maithripala Sirisena. He also fits into the Ranil’s promise of handing over  power to the young and new leadership rising  within the party. Above all, he has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/18)

Incompetent Politicians from 2015 and their Assumed Putative Democracy -Ranil and his Fictional Constitution of SriLanka
Kanthar Balanathan
As soon as the election was over, Ranil from a minority party was appointed as Prime Minister. There is no need to define or highlight what Democracy is to these political kids. The neurotransmitters in the network of the UNP politicians went blank, as they thought they are in power and they can do anything. E.g. Kidds parliament. The only mindset in their brain was how to blame MR & GR to which imbecilic Tamils gave assistance. E.g. Sambanthar and ITAK planned a strategy of accelerating the admonishing / reprimanding act for GOSL. The political strategy, of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/18)

Ranil became PM by trickery and now wants to remain as PM by trickery
By Confused Citizen
It is said that Sri Lankans have short memories and most of the younger generation will not even know some of these facts. When it comes to Ranil Wickremasinghe, he has got away with so many wrongdoings it is unthinkable that he can run as a candidate against MR in the near future and hope to win. What he did at Batalanda against the JVP,  the CFA agreement where he gave a free run to the LTTE in  the north and east, the way he disclosed the names of the army long-range intelligence team to the public... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/18)

Save the country from TNA’s treachery –Part – VI
By : A.A.M.NIZAM - MATARA
Before proceeding to write about TNAs treachery and Tamil politics I think it is imperative to write about the great contemporary Sri Lankan patriot Tamara Kuumanayakam who was born into a Tamil family in Colombo and went to Geneva for higher studies and got highly qualified on international affairs and who should be a role model for patriotic Sri Lankans.  The Westernophile butterfly clan of the UNP, the anti Sri Lankan TNA, JEPPOS the anti Sri Lankan elements in other political parties, the dollar voracious NGO vultures, the despicable hooligans  accidentally born in Sri Lanka... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/18)

I feel a burning need to talk about Sharmini Seresinghe.
Diannah Paramour Australia
Ayubowan I feel a burning need to talk about Sharmini Seresinghe. I guess she’s been sheltered her entire life from the hard facts surrounding Sri Lanka’s grandiose yet terrifying history. Those whose blood soaks the white sands are that of soldiers who gave their lives in service, in service to save everyone, including her. As if her article a few years back defaming and insulting the Monks wasn’t enough, now the nasty pen scribbles away yet more hate. In regards to His Excellency Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa I think she must be so immensely jealous of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/18)

SC concludes hearings on parliament dissolution; interim order extended with no date fixed for verdict
Courtesy Adaderana
The Supreme Court today concluded the hearing of the petitions filed challenging the Gazette notification issued by the President dissolving the Parliament. However, no date was fixed for delivering the verdict in the case, despite the conclusion of hearings at around 7.00 p.m. on Friday (7), the fourth consecutive day of court hearings. Meanwhile, the interim order issued by the court, suspending the Gazette notification on the dissolution of Parliament, was extended until the verdict is delivered in the case. During today’s hearing of the petitions, President’s Counsel S. Kanageswaran, representing the Leader of the Tamil National... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/18)

UNP-TNA Separatist Constitution will split our families as in Germany – India - Africa
TNA MP Sumanthiran addressing Tamils in Tamil boldly declared that the new constitution would be going beyond federalism as promised where the Centre will be unable to take back, change, remove or interfere in the powers devolved to the provinces or even reverse all that had been given via another new constitution. This virtually means nothing other than ceding powers permanently whereby we are creating 9 separate & independent states with their own currency, police, military, legal system & conducting their own international relations. More importantly it would mean families will get split & travel restrictions will apply to even... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 07/12/18)

Have the Appeal Court Judges of Sri Lanka  dropped from another planet ?
By Charles S.Perera
The absurdity of the Appeal Court interim ruling to  prevent the Prime Minister and his cabinet of Ministers from carrying out their functions is seen only in reading the  reasons given  by the two judges for their absurd, unjust, anti Mahinda Rajapakse judgement. The duo had certainly acted not according to the rule of the law, but some prejudice based on their own  personal views favourable to those of 122  movers of the No Confidence Motion in a parliament consisting of 225 parliamentarians. The appeal court judges had not observed the absence of the 103 parliamentarians... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/18)

මම සුප්‍රීම් උසාවියේ රජ්ජුරුවෝ උනොත්!
සුදත් ගුනසේකර
4.12.2018. අපි පාසෑල් යන කාලේ රචනාවක්  ලියන්ට  නිතර දෙන මාතෘකාවන් දෙකක් තිබ්බා. එ තමා "මට රුපියල් ලක්ශයක් ලෙබුනොත් සහ මට රටෙ රජකම ලෑබුනොත්" කියන දෙක. අද රට සහ ජාතිය මුහුණ පාලා තියෙන විවස්තාව පිලිබඳ නඩු වැල ඉදිරියේ මට හිතුනා “මම සුප්‍රීම් උසාවියේ රජ්ජුරුවෝ නම් මම මේකට දෙන නන්ඩු තීන්දුව” කියන මාතෘකාව ගෑන හුදීජන පහන්සන්වේගය   සඳහා පොඩි රචනාවක් ලියන්ට. මේ අර්බුදයෙන් ගොඩ ඒම සඳහා මගෙ තීන්දුව  දීමේ දී  පලමුවත්,  දෙවනුවත් ඒ වගේම තෙවනුවත් අවසානවසයෙනුත් මමනම් සලකා බලන  ප්‍රධාන කාරනය වශයෙන් සලකන්නේ රටේ හා ජනතාවගේ යහපත සහ රටේ ආරක්ෂාව. එම නිසා 1පලමුවම මම  අබියාචන  උසාවියෙන් පවතින අමාත්තිය මන්ඩලයට විරුධව දීලා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/18)

අධිකරණයෙන් යුක්තිය යදින ටී.එන්.ඒ. ‘මහත්වරුන්ගේ’ යටගියාව
ආචාර්ය චමිල ලියනගේ
මේ දින වල සුමන්තිරන් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරයා නිතර දෙවේලේ ජනමාධ්‍ය ඔස්සේ දැකගන්නට ලැබේ. ඒ ඔහු උසාවි යන නිසාය. ඔහු සමග ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුනද, මුස්ලිම් නායකයින්ද, එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයද අධිකරණයට යන එන රූපරාමු නිතර දැකගැනීමට පුලුවන. පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ බහුතරය නම් වූ සටන් පාඨය එකම පිහිට කරගනිමින් 2015දී බහුතරයකින් තොර රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා  රටේ අගමැති වූ අයුරුත්, ආර්.සම්බන්ධන් මහතා විපක්ෂ නායකයා වූයේ ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදයේ කවර නම් සිද්ධාන්ත අනුවදැයි යන්නත් අපි තවම කල්පනා කරමු. එවෙලේ අමතක වූ ආන්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ වගන්ති උපුටමින් අධිකරණයෙන් පිහිට පතන මේ සන්ධානය වනාහි අදිසි සමාගයක් නොවන බව අපගේ අදහසයි. එහෙත් ඒ සන්ධානයේ ඉතිහාසය පිරික්සීමට වඩා වර්තමානයේ උද්ගතව ඇති දේශපාලනික වටාපිටාව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/18)

Sri Lanka: Business as usual
Swaran Singh Author is professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) and senior fellow, Institute for National Security Studies Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Despite much hyped six-weeks of political turmoil since president Maithripala Sirisena unceremoniously replace prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with Mahinda Rajapaksa -- who has himself been since sacked by parliament and barred from holding this office by Court of Appeal -- little has changed in everyday life. Even the Sri Lankan government as also its interactions with its major partners have continued to keep their usual snail pace with little visible change in sight. As usual, China's infrastructure building juggernaut... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/18)

IF 19A DECLARED NULL AND VOID?
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
There had been extensive discussions on the operational regulations and mechanisms pertaining to the 19A.  In the event the SC determines the passage of the Amendment was void, the PEOPLE OF SRI LANKA will be winners. Secondly, not only PEOPLE  of Sri Lanka will be able to have a General Election, but also open the window for President Mahinda Rajapakse  to contest the next Presidential Election.  That will be another great victory for the PEOPLE OF SRI LANKA.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/18)

Limitations of State Power in Democratic Constitutions
Janaki Chandraratna Perth, Western Australia
A codified constitution is a set of rules for the governance of a sovereign state. Constitutions need to have inbuilt limitations in each of the three sectors of the state (i.e. Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary) to prevent any use of excessive authority to the detriment of the rights and entitlements of the individuals or the community as a whole. Similarly safeguards are introduced to the constitution to protect the interests of the minorities as democratic governments are based on majority rule. The inbuilt constitutional safeguards are not generally used as governments elected by the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/18)

19-A and balkanization plan
C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D.
19-A, passed on April 28, 2015 was the last step of a series of strategic cheating of people before the final act to balkanize Sri Lanka, murder by a legal pen. Unfortunately, only one MP out of 224, Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara (Ampara District), realized this impending danger, and voted against it. Subsequently, with UNP+TNA influence, JVP tried to expedite it with a 20-A. The real one, the final orumitthanadu thing, was supposed to come before the MP lot in mid-November. On Oct. 26, 2018 president Sirisena, bombed his yahapalana prison demolishing this balkanization plan,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/18)

The US in Sri Lanka: when does ‘Aid’ become espionage?
LASANDA KURUKULASURIYA Courtesy investigation.net
Recent media reports in Sri Lanka reveal that a $13.7 million USAID-funded program for ‘democracy and accountability’ is to be implemented by a private US company alleged to have links to the CIA. This has raised questions regarding the nature of the government’s relationship with the US. Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) is said to be one of the largest US government contractors in the world, particularly active in Latin America.  Its subversive role in Venezuelan politics has been thoroughly documented by Eva Golinger in her 2005 book ‘The Chavez Code – Cracking US Intervention in Venezuela.’ Golinger... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/18)

WETATH NIYARATH GOYAM KAANAM KAATA KIYAMIDA EE AMARUWA!
Sarath Bulathsinghala
7 Dec 2018 THE CONSTITUTION IS A PIECE OF PAPER WRITTEN IN ESSENCE TO SAFEGUARD THE PEOPLE FROM THE RULERS AND THEIR SUPPOSED TO BE REPRESENTATIVES. IF IN THE END, THE VERY CONSTITUTION IS STANDING IN THE WAY OF GETTING RID OF A UTTERLY CORRUPT POLITICIAN, A CRIMINAL WHO IS IN NO SMALL MEASURE IMPLICATED IN MASS SCALE TORTURE AND KILLING, PUBLIC FRAUD AND NOW IN THE END AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA HIMSELF, IT IS DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND WHO IS THERE TO DEFEND THE PEOPLE OR THE VERY... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/18)

Do UNP, TNA and JVP really want an election?
N.A.DE S. AMARATUNGA Courtesy The Island
December 6, 2018, 9:31 pm UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe says they would agree to hold an election under a legitimate government. But when he had a legitimate government headed by him he did his utmost to postpone the election. Similarly, Anura Kumara Dissanayake shouts from the tree tops that they want an election. TNA also says they would not mind facing an election. But all these three parties contrived, aided and abetted to postpone the provincial council elections. They resorted to the most undemocratic methods to achieve their goal subverting the Supreme Court decision... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/18)

Save the country from TNA’s treachery – Part V
BY : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA
The Mawbima article a part of which was presented in Part IV continued saying that anyone who observes the political history of Ranil Wickremasinghe would notice that he was not capable of maintaining for more than 2 to 3 years.  Although he has held the post of Prime Minister on 3 previous occasions, he Has failed to complete 3 years on all these occasions. Even by misleading Sobita through a cunning process provision was made on the initiative of Ranil barring the dissolution of parliament for 4 ½ years unless there was a motion... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/18)

අපිට යු.ඇන්.පී එක ඕන නැහැ, ජවිපෙ තිබුනම හොඳටම ඇති: කැපුවත් කොළ එජාප පාක්ෂිකයෙක්
කැපුවත් යු.ඇන්.පී අලි පැටිය
අනේ නෝනාවරුනේ මහත්තුරුනේ, මෙන්න මේ වීඩියෝව බලන්නකෝ. මේවා දකිනකොට ඇතිවෙන සන්තෝසෙට ළඟ හිටියනං අනුරලමයව ඉඹගෙන ඉඹගෙන යනවා. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIwB7EvNPS8 අපේ අනුර ළමය පැහිච්ච දෙසපාලකයෙක් වගේ හොඳ ලස්සනට කතා කරනවානෙ  අප්ප. බලන්නකො මේ ළමයට දැන් හොඳට හිත ඇතුලේ තියෙන දේ හංගගෙන ලස්සනට සැකයක් හිතෙන්නේ නැති විදියට කතා කරන්ඩ පුළුවන්නේ. ඉස්සර අර ජේ වී පී කාරයෝ කතා කරනකොට වගේ මෝඩ විදියට හිත ඇතුලේ තියෙන දේවල් ඔක්කොම එලියට දාන්නේ නැතුව, මෝඩ විදියට ඇත්ත කතා කරන්ඩ ගිහිල්ල අනාගන්නේ නැතුව, බලන්න්ඩකෝ ලස්සනට මූණ උළුක්කු කරගෙන, ලොකු අප්සෙට් එකෙන් වගේ අඹරල දෙනහැටි. ආදරේ හිතෙනවා අප්පා. උම්මා!!! මම බොරු කියනකොට මගේ මූණෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/18)

අවස්ථානුකූලව පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවන්න ජනාධිපතිට පුලුවන්
 උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
ඉතිහාසයේ මින් පෙර නොවූ විරූ ව්‍යවස්ථා අර්බුදයක ශ්‍රී ලංකාව හිරවී තිබේ. අගමැතිවරයෙක් නැහැ. කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලයක් නැහැ. රට විධායක ජනාධිපතිවරයාට කේන්ද්‍රගත වී පාලනය වෙනවා. මේ වනවිට සමස්ත ගැටලුවම අධිකරණයට ඉදිරිපත් කරන විසඳුම කරා යොමුව තිබෙනවා. ඉදිරි දිනවල අපේක්ෂා කළ හැකි විසඳුම පිළිබඳව හිටපු අගවිනිසුරු සරත් නන්ද සිල්වා මහතා සමඟ කරන ලද සාකච්ඡාවකි. ලංකාව සංකීර්ණ ව්‍යවස්ථා අර්බුදයක සිරව තිබෙනවා. ඔබ හිතන ආකාරයට වත්මන් ව්‍යවස්ථා අර්බුදයේ ඉදිරි දිශානතිය කුමක් විය හැකිද? ජනාධිපතිවරයා විසින් පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවා හැරීම නිසා ස්වකීය මූලික අයිතිවාසිකම් කඩවූ බවට යම් පුද්ගලයන් විසින් ශේ්‍රෂ්ඨාධිකරණයට පෙත්සම් ඉදිරිපත් කර තිබෙනවා. මෙහිදී සඳහන් වන මූලික අයිතිවාසිකම ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ 12/1 තමයි "නීතිය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/18)

මහින්ද චොර වුණා ද?
උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
"මොකක්ද මහින්ද මේ හදිසි වෙලා කරගත්තේ? නිකං නම කැත කරගත්තා විතරයි. තව අවුරුද්දක් ඉවසලා හිටියා නම් කිසි ප්‍රශ්නයක් නැතිව බලය අතට ගන්න තිබ්බා නේ. මෝඩ වැඩක් කර ගත්තේ." ඒ මේ දවස්වල ජනතාව මතුරන මන්තරය ය. මහින්ද අගමැතිකමේ දිවුරුම් දීපු දවසේ ඉඳලා, සිදු වෙන දේවල් දිහා ඇස් උඩ තියන් බලාගෙන සිටින ජනතාව මතුරන මන්තරය ය. එක් වරක් අගමැති වෙලා හිටපු, දෙවරක් ජනාධිපති වෙලා හිටපු, දේශපාලන පොර පිටියේ ඇති පදම් තෙම්පරාදු වී සිටින මහින්ද මෙහෙම තීරණයක් ගත්තේ කිසිවක් නොසිතා, නොබලා විය නොහැකි ය. සිදුවන දේ මතු පිටින් බලා මන්තර මතුරනවාට වඩා, සිදුවෙලා තියෙන දේ හරියට දකින එක වඩා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/18)

I’m ready to amend disputed clauses of 19A – President
Courtesy Adaderana
President Maithripala Sirisena says that he is prepared to amend any disputed clauses in the 19th Amendment through a parliamentary process. However, President has affirmed that this shall be done without damaging its core values, stated the President’s Media Division. A statement issued by the President’s Media Unit said that if there are any procedural weaknesses in the 19th amendment, the President is dedicated to make relevant amendments while protecting and strengthening the core values and the democratic essence of the 19th amendment. https://youtu.be/5oX8a28Ktis It further said that following the appointment of Maithripala Sirisena as the President... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/18)

Lankans expect Supreme Court to help break political deadlock
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, December 6 (newsin.asia): With all political efforts to clear the month-long political and constitutional logjam having failed, Sri Lankans are waiting with bated breath to hear the Supreme Court’s rulings on the divisive issues involved. The destiny of the 21 million citizens of Sri Lankan is now in the hands of seven judges of the apex court. Their ruling, expected any time after December 6, will determine whether Sri Lanka will have a stable government or it will slide into anarchy. Meetings between President Maithripala Sirisena and the opposition United National Front (UNF) have consistently... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/18)

Is it a judgement to please the UNP and the West ?
By Charles S.Perera
I studied Constitutional law for my Barristers Exam in UK,and I have never read a judgment as shocking as the one recently made by an Appeal  Court of Justice in Sri Lanka.  I have listened to many learned Constitutional lawyers and Academics. The Law is for the people not to please some higher authority. The Constitutional Law is special,  as there could be several interpretations on the same issue. The recent interim order given by an Appeal Court in Sri Lanka is in my opinion  flawed. The judges had gone on the assumption that the no... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/18)

Parliament can’t resolve present crisis - Tamara Kunanayakam
Tamara Kunanayakam Courtesy Sunday Observer
Former Permanent Representative and Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva, Tamara Kunanayakam speaks to the Sunday Observer on democracy, the current political situation in Sri Lanka and how it will effect the lives of the citizenry. Q. Some say democracy is in danger and must be defended. This is also the position of Western Embassies in Colombo. What do you think? A. Democracy as used by the West and parroted by their local backers is an empty phrase without... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/18)

How the West destroyed Sukarno -The First President of Indonesia
By Paul Lashmar and James Oliver Courtesy Independent (UK)
UK Foreign Office `dirty tricks' helped overthrow Indonesia's President Sukarno in 1966. Over the next 30 years, half a million people died.
In autumn 1965, Norman Reddaway, a lean and erudite rising star of the Foreign Office, was briefed for a special mission. The British Ambassador to Indonesia, Sir Andrew Gilchrist, had just visited London for discussions with the head of the Foreign Office, Joe Garner. Covert operations to undermine Sukarno, the troublesome and independently minded President of Indonesia, were not going well. Garner was persuaded to send Reddaway, the FO's... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/18)

No authority for SC to hear petitions on President’s order – AG
By Tharindi Pabasara Courtesy Adaderana
Attorney General has commenced making submissions before the Supreme Court over the petition against the dissolution of the Parliament. Accordingly, he has stated that the Supreme Court does not have the legal authority to hear the petitions against the dissolution of the Parliament. Attorney General stated that the fundamental rights petitions filed against the dissolution of the Parliament charge that President Maithripala Sirisena has violated the Constitution of the country. Presenting submissions further, he said that Article 38 (2) of the Constitution has clearly mentioned the actions that should be taken at a situation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/18)

APPROVING 19A IGNORING PEOPLE SOVEREIGNTY
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
It is crystal clear that 19A has embarked on the "curtailment of some of his powers which may impact on the sovereignty of the people without asking them, would amount to a breach of sovereignty" as clearly identified by N A DE S AMARATUNGA in Lankaweb. The mandate to curtail President's power are vested with the PEOPLE, the PEOPLE have not delegated the authority to the Legislature to decide on their behalf.   State power emanates from the people of the State. The " sovereignty has resided in the people as a whole as organized... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/18)

Sri Lankan VOTERS MUST identify irreversible damages & treacheries when voting
The question is important primarily because despite Sri Lanka having a high literacy rate, being well read & aware of global politics, Sri Lankan voters are unable to distinguish the record sheet of political parties. Undeniable fact is that corruption is a major faux pas in governance at all levels even down to the common citizen. It is impossible to find people of integrity in society today. As a result, money & bribery have come to play a key role. Corruptions are aspects that we can deal with & address but can the same be said of treachery, treason &... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 06/12/18)

AG tells SC, President’s decision to dissolve parliament within his powers
By Chitra Weerarathne Courtesy The Island
Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya, President’s Counsel yesterday objected to the Supreme Court, undertaking to examine the decisions taken by the President, as Head of State and Head of the Armed forces. The AG explained that the impugned conduct of the President to dissolve the parliament fell within the Powers of the President as the head of State. It was not subject to Article 126 on fundamental rights. The judicial powers of the president was exercised through the Supreme Court, Article 33/3 referred to the President’s power to dissolve the parliament, as the Head of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/18)

The constitutional crisis and need for general election
By DR. W. D. RODRIGO President’s Counsel, Former Principal of Sri Lanka Law College, President of the ‘Association of Professionals for Sri Lanka’.
The present constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka that originated with the dissolution of Parliament by the President on 9th November 2018 has aroused unprecedented interest of the people. This is a good omen as the Constitution imposes a fundamental duty on every Sri Lankan to uphold and defend the Constitution and the law. Several fundamental rights applications had been filed in the Supreme Court on 12th of November 2018 seeking inter alia- a. To quash... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/18)

People seem 'pretty comfortable' without a government: SLIA president
by Sanath Nanayakkare Courtesy The Island
No-one seems to be spooked by the ongoing political crisis, and in a way, people seem pretty happy, comfortable and more relieved without a government, D. H. Wijewardene, president of Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) said on Tuesday. However, when The Island Financial Review asked him whether he seriously thought that investors also won't be spooked when there is no government, he said, "The current crisis and the way the businesses and the people react to it shows that a government is not needed to a certain extent. You see, businesses can't... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/18)

රනිල් අගමැති ධුරයෙන් ඉවත්කිරීම ජාතියේ වාසනාවක්
උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
මෛත්‍රි - මහින්ද පාර්ශ්ව දෙක එකතු වීම ගෝලීය ශ්‍රී ලංකා සංසදය විදියට ඔබ දකින්නේ කොහොමද? ඉතාමත් හොඳ දෙයක්. මේ නිසා රටට වෙන්න ගිය බලගතු අර්බුදවලින් ගොඩ එන්න පුළුවන්කම ලැබෙනවා. රනිල් අගමැති ධුරයෙන් ඉවත් කිරීම ජාතියේ වාසනාවක්. අපිට ඕනි මහින්ද මහත්තයා අගමැති කිරීම නෙවෙයි. රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ අගමැතිකමින් ඉවත් කිරීමයි. රනිල්ට 2015දී ලැබුණේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ ආසන 106යි. 113ක් ඕනි සරල බහුතරයකට. සරල බහුතරයකින් සාමාන්‍ය පනතක්වත් සම්මත කරන්න බලයක් නොතිබූ රනිල් 2/3ක් ඕන වෙන ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් ගෙනාවා. ඒ ව්‍යවස්ථාවට ව්‍යවස්ථා සම්පාදක මණ්ඩලයක් පත් කළා. අනු කමිටු පත් කළා. අනු කමිටු වාර්තා ගෙනාවා. කෙටුම්පත් ඉදිරිපත් කළා. එය කැබිනට් එකට ඇවිත් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට එන අවසන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/18)

මහා මැතිවරණයක් වහාම පවත්වන්න ඕනෑ ජනතා පරමාධිපත්‍යයට එරෙහිවීම රටේ ආණ්ඩු ක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට පිටුපෑමක- සරත් එන්. සිල්වා
ශිරාන් රණසිංහ උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
විධායකය, ව්‍යවස්ථාදායකය සහ අධිකරණය යන ආයතන ඇත්තේ ජනතා පරමාධිපත්‍යය ආරක්‍ෂා කිරීමට යැයිද කවුරු හෝ එම ජනතා අයිතියට එරෙහිවන්නේ නම් එය ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට එරෙහිවීමකැයි හිටපු අගවිනිසුරු සරත් එන්. සිල්වා මහතා පැවැසීය. හිටපු අගවිනිසුරු සරත් එන්. සිල්වා මහතා මේ බව කියා සිටියේ ජාතික එකමුතුව මඟින් සංවිධානය කළ 'ජනවරමට අවසරයි' යන තේමාව යටතේ ඊයේ (03 වැනිදා) සවස මරදානේ පැවැති රැස්වීමකදීය. මෙම රැස්වීම සඳහා සිවිල් සංවිධාන නියෝජනය කරමින් වෘත්තිකයන් ඇතුළු සංවිධාන 27ක නියෝජිතයන් එක්ව සිටි අතර රැලිය නැරැඹීම සඳහා ආණ්ඩුව නියෝජනය කරන මැති ඇමැතිවරු ඇතුළු විශාල පිරිසක් එක්ව සිටියහ. මෙම රැලිය ඊයේ සවස 3.00ට පමණ ආරම්භ වූ අතර එහිදී රැලියට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/18)

ජනපති ඝාතන කුමන්ත්‍රණයට පොලිස්පතිත් සම්බන්ධයි – නාමල් කුමාරගෙන් තවත් හෙළිදරව්වක්
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ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා සහ හිටපු ආරක්‍ෂක ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඝාතන කුමන්ත්‍රණයට පොලිස්පතිවරයාද සම්බන්ධ බව දූෂණ විරෝධි බලකායේ මෙහෙයුම් අධ්‍යක්‍ෂ නාමල් කුමාර මහතා තවත් හෙළිදරව්වක් සිදු කරමින් පවසයි. ඔහු මේම හෙළිදරව්ව සිදුකරනු ලැබුවේ අද (05) අම්පාර ප්‍රදේශයේ පැවැති ජනහමුවක් අමතමිනි. https://www.facebook.com/LankaLeadNews/videos/1833010286821116/... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/18)

ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය ජනතාවට දෙන්න.
ලසන්ත වික්‍රමසිංහ (ලේකම්, තොරතුරු තාක්ෂන වෘත්තීයවේදීන්ගේ සංසදය)
මේ මොහොතේ රටේ ඇතිවී තිබෙන තත්වය, ඇත්ත ඇති සැටියෙන් තේරුම් ගැනීම සෑම රටවැසියෙකුගේම යුතුකමක් හා වගකීමක් වෙනවා. ඒ නිසා තමයි අපි තීරණය කළේ මේ සම්බන්ධව සාධාරණ අපක්ෂපාතී මතයක් ජනතාවගේ පැත්තේ සිට ඉදිරිපත් කළ යුතු කියා. ආර් සම්බන්ධන් ඇතුළු දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානයේ මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් විසින් නොවැම්බර් 29 වන දින ජනාධිපතිවරයා වෙත යොමු කළ ලිපිය මඟින් ඉල්ලා සිටින්නේ ඔක්තෝම්බර 26 වැනිදාට පෙර තත්වයක් යළි ඇති කරන ලෙසයි. එසේම කතානායක කරූ ජයසූරිය මහතා විසින් නොවැම්බර් 5 වන දින නිකුත් කරන ලද නිවේදනයේද සඳහන් වන්නේ පෙර පැවති තත්වය ඔහුට පිලිගන්නට සිදු වන බවකි. එසේ නම් ඔක්තෝම්බර් 26 වනදාට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/18)

1971 කැරැල්ල කෘතිය පිළිබඳ කෙටි සටහනක්
මහාචාර්ය සිරි හෙට්ටිගේ සමාජ විද්‍යාව පිළිබද සම්මානිත මහාචාර්ය කොළඹ විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය
1971 වසරේ, අප්‍රේල් මස ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ මෙහෙයවීම යටතේ ලංකාවේ දකුණු පළාත මුල් කරගෙන දියත් කෙරුණු, රාජ්‍ය විරෝධී ආයුධ සන්නද්ධ තරුණ කැරැල්ල ශ්‍රි ලංකාව 1948 නිදහස ලැබීමෙන් පසු රට තුළ ඇතිවූ ප්‍රථම දේශපාලන අර්බුදය සනිටුහන් කළේය. දින ගණනාවක් තිස්සේ සිදුවු ප්‍රචන්ඩ ක්‍රියා රටතුළ හදිසි තත්වයක්, දේශපාලන අස්ථාවරභාවයක් හා සමාජ ආර්ථික වශයෙන් වියවුල් බවක් ඇති කිරීමට සමත් විය.  මෙම තරුණ නැගිටීම අහඔු සිදු වීමක් නොවුයේ ඊට පසුබිම දශක දෙකක පමණ කාලයක් තුළ නිර්මාණය වූ නිසාය. තරුණයින් මෙම ප්‍රචන්ඩකාරී කැරැල්ලට යොමු කිරීමට හේතු සාධක වූ කරුණු පිළිබඳව පැවති රජයේ අවදානයට යොමු වූ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/18)

Vavunativu killings: ‘Rehabilitated’ Tigers to be prosecuted under PTA Gen. Ratnayake urges govt. to take remedial measures
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
December 4, 2018, 11:38 pm The rehabilitated ex-LTTE cadres, arrested in connection with last Friday’s killing of two police constables at Vavunativu, Batticaloa, would be charged under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), a senior police officer said yesterday. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID), investigating the incident, would have to use the PTA to prosecute the suspects though there was a government decision to repeal the law, the officer said. The previous government agreed to annul the PTA following talks with the UN, the EU and the TNA. A senior security officer told The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/18)

The practical effect of imposing restrictions on dissolution of Parliament
By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island
The rallying cry of the UNP, the JVP TNA and their allied political parties is that after the introduction of the 19th Amendment, Parliament cannot be dissolved under any circumstances until the lapse of four and a half years, and the only way it can be dissolved before that is for Parliament itself to pass a resolution by a two-thirds majority, making a request to that effect to the President. We have to bear in mind that the UNP-JVP-TNA argument is that Parliament cannot be dissolved under any circumstances – despite repeated defeats... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/18)

Hidden dangers
The Editorial Courtesy The Island
December 4, 2018, 12:00 pm We are without a government! The Court of Appeal has restrained the newly appointed PM and ministers from functioning pending a final determination on the petitions before it. Paradoxically, the country has come to be dependent on the Executive President, who is mainly responsible for this unfortunate situation, to ward off anarchy. He is now running a one-man show to all intents and purposes. The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, yesterday, moved the Supreme Court against the Appeal Court interim order and now the matter is before the learned judges... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/18)

19A - Confusing in present political crisis
N. A. DE S. AMARATUNGA
If the Constitution is to be sacrosanct, in the first place, it has to be totally free of ambiguity and confusion. The 19th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution appears to be a product of political expedience, rather than something that makes the government more democratic in the service of the people. It has been constructed in haste and mainly to serve a particular agenda. In trying to bring in amendments that need a referendum, through the back door as it were, in order to avoid a referendum, it has produced a document that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/18)

A Textbook Case for the Supreme Court
Dilrook Kannangara
Can the President dissolve parliament in 2018? This is the most crucial question affecting political circles today and keenly watched by all politicians. The Supreme Court has to decide. It is a straightforward textbook case. The simple answer is – no; the parliament cannot be dissolved before February 2020. However, if the President dissolves it, there is nothing anyone can do. It is a violation of the Constitution, but as long as he is not impeached, he is safe and he will get away with dissolving the parliament unconstitutionally. This doesn’t mean the 19A is any good.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/18)

Parliamentary Democracy in Sri Lanka-can it works?
Nawagamu Deshabandu
I have written about our constitution many years ago on this website calling it outrageous, indicating that it is having circular definitions and contradictory statements.  One part of the constitution violates the other parts of the constitution.  It is only good for politicians and lawyers who are hell bent on making money. It does more injustice than justice for the common man. The way it is written is not straight forward because it is written according to the Western thought and its culture which is not suitable for our culture in our country. In our culture, at... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/18)

Save the country from TNA’s treachery – Part IV
BY : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA
The treacherous terrorist grandpa became jubilant when the Court of Appeal issued an interim restraining order on the government although the order was not a final one.  The Jeppo leader the other dollar vulture double tongued fellow has also expressed sentiments like Sambandan.  The terrorist grandpa has said that the President would meet the National Security Council and other relevant officials regarding the interim order. The foreign servile UNP taking advantage of this interim order has warned the government servants not to carry out any orders coming from either Rajapaksa or members of his... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/18)

ඌව වෙල්ලස්ස සටනේ පාඩම්  මගින් මේ පෙරළිය කියැවිය හැකිද?
මතුගමසෙනෙවිරුවන්
        ඉංග්‍රීසීන් විසින් පිහිටුවන ලද අධිකරණ පද්ධතිය නමැති ගහලයා භාවිතා කොට අගමැති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ අගමැති ශීර්ෂය ඡේදනය කර ඇත. කිසිවෙකුත් බලාපොරොත්තු නොවූ පරිදි ගත් මෙම අධිකරණ තීරණය රටේ ඉරණම කෙරෙහි බරපතල අන්දමින් විශාල අභියෝගයක් එල්ල කොට තිබේ.එක් පැත්තකින් රට දේශපාලන වශයෙන් අස්ථාවරය. තවත් පැත්තකින් ආර්ථික වශයෙන් බිංදුවට වැටී තිබේ.අනෙක් පැත්තකින් රට බෙදීමේ බලවේග සියල්ල සිය සූක්ෂම ඥානයෙන් එක මිටට ගන්නට සුමන්තිරන් නම් ඒජන්තයා සමත් ව සිටී. අහෝ අපගේ ලංකා මාතාව අතිශයින් දුක් වන කාලයක් නැවතත් උදාවූයේ කෙලෙසකද.මේ ගැන තේරුම් ගන්නට තිබෙන හොඳම ඉතිහාස සාක්ෂිය 1818 ජාතික විමුක්ති අරගලයයි.අප රටේ දේශපාලන අධිකාරිය වසර දෙසීයක් තිස්සේ එම අරගලයේ සුවිශේෂී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/18)

UFPA decides to skip Parliament session tomorrow
Courtesy Adaderana
The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has decided not to attend the parliamentary session scheduled for tomorrow (5), MP Dinesh Gunawardena said. Speaking at a press conference in Colombo today, he claimed that the Speaker has decided to convene the Parliament in this manner by preparing an agenda as per his will. UPFA Parliamentarians had boycotted parliament proceeding on four separate days while accusing the Speaker of bias. https://youtu.be/u3KR3XzPYos On November 30, the Speaker had adjourned the parliament until 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday (5). During the press briefing, MP Dinesh Gunawardena also spoke about the interim order... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/18)

රනිල් ව්‍යවස්ථා උගුලකින් බලයට ඒමේ සැලසුමක් – ජේ. ආර්. මුනුපුරා හෙළි කරයි
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ප්‍රදීප් ජයවර්ධන යනු මේ රටේ පළමු විධායක ජනාධිපති ජේ. ආර්. ජයවර්ධන මහතාගේ ලොකු මුනුපුරායි. ඔහු ජර්මනියේ හිටපු කොන්සල්වරයාද වේ. වර්තමානයේ මෙරට තුළ මතුව තිබෙන දේශපාලන තත්ත්වයයට මූලික හේතුව ජේ. ආර්. ජයවර්ධන මහතාගේ ව්‍යවස්ථාව බව සමහරු කියති. මේ පිළිබඳව ප්‍රදීප් ජයවර්ධන මහතා පළ කරනුයේ මෙබඳු අදහසකි. අද නිර්මාණය වී තිබෙන්නේ ව්‍යවස්ථාමය අර්බුදයක්. මේක ජේ.ආර්.ගේ බහුබූත ව්‍යවස්ථාව කියලනේ ඔවුන් කියන්නේ. ඇත්තටම මේක බහුබූත ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් තමයි. එක බූත කණ්ඩායමක් ඇවිල්ලා මනාප ඡන්ද ක්‍රමයක් ගෙනාවා. ඇත්තටම මුලදී ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ මනාප ඡන්ද ක්‍රමයක් තිබුණේ නැහැ. මුලදි තිබුණේ කොට්ඨාස ඡන්ද ක්‍රමයක්. ඒ ක්‍රමයේදී පක්ෂෙ තමයි තීරණය කළේ ඡන්ද නාම ලේඛනයේ අපේක්ෂකයා ඉන්න ඕනැ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/18)

For first time in history, Sri Lanka has no Prime Minister or Council of Ministers
 Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, December 4 (newsin.asia): For the first time in the history of Sri Lanka, the country has no Prime Minister or a Council of Ministers. Given the deep seated conflict between President Maithripala Sirisena and ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the stalemate over who should be Prime Minister is not likely to end anytime soon. After the Court of Appeal on Monday stayed the functioning of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister and his colleagues as ministers, Rajapaksa and his ministers had stopped attending  office. All government work is now being done by President... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/18)

SRI LANKA NEEDS NEW CONSTITUTION AFTER NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
The current constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka clearly indicates that the existing constitution has created an instability to the country.  The nature of this instability is that country cannot govern as the way people expect and cannot implement economic and social policies to gain prosperity to people.  In fact, current constitution is good for lawyers to make arguments and make gossips, jokes and fabrications for publics and politicians to refrain from their responsibilities to people playing in political platforms misleading voters.  In this environment it clearly indicates that the constitution does not work as a viable... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/18)

Mahinda to file appeal with Supreme Court against interim order
Courtesy Adaderana
Mahinda Rajapaksa says that they will file an appeal before the Supreme Court against the interim order issued today by the Appeals Court as they do not agree with it. The Court of Appeal today issued an interim order preventing Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cabinet from holding office. This was after the court decided to proceed with hearing a Writ of Quo Warranto petition signed by 122 legislators that challenges Rajapaksa’s authority to hold office after he lost two no-confidence votes last month. The judge issued the interim order against Rajapaksa and his cabinet, and asked them... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/18)

Save the country from TNA’s treachery – Part III
BY : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA
The TNA which was not concerned at all about the affairs of Sri Lanka however played a prominent role like the JEPPOs when there was an issue that could destabilize peace and harmony in the country.  It hailed the Sri Lankan government’s mobilisation of the military to suppress strike action by Ceylon Petroleum Cooperation (CPC) workers. TNA’s treacherous  leaders Sambandan and Sumanthiran accused the strikers of attempting to bring down the government. During the parliamentary debate, on this strike issue Sambandan attempted to present the government’s crackdown as “democratic” while denouncing the strike as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/18)

HE Mahinda Rajapaksa - An Opinion of a Non-Sri Lankan Citizen
Prof. Hudson McLean
Governor Generals, Presidents and Prime Ministers in Ceylon / Sri Lanka have come & gone. I was a youth, an under-age driver, at the Orient Club, Colombo 7, the morning when General Sir John Kotalawala lost the election to SWRD. Furious Sir John simply called Ananda Tissa-de Alwis and gave a thundering kick to his back-side.  No one was shocked. That was Sir John, the aristocratic arrogant British trained military officer. When Sir Oliver Goonetilleke, the Governor General of Ceylon appointed W. Dahanayake as Prime Minister when SWRD was assassinated, he suggested that the Beira Lake might have Gondolas,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/18)

No new  Presidential hopefuls could  equal the experience, determination and sincere patriotism of Mahinda Rajapakse.
By Charles S.Perera
The young Minister of  President Francois Holland Emmanuel Macron at 39 contested the 2017 French Presidential election on his own without the backing of the recognised Socialist or Republican parties  to win  the Presidential election with the resounding majority of 62 percent. He has influenced at least two not so young persons without a political background to announce that they would be  candidates for the Sri Lanka Presidential election of 2020. But President Emmanuel Macron who swam into French Presidency in the  flood waters of hope  and enthusiasm of the French population , has become today... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/18)

Talks fail between President and UNF leaders
Courtesy Adaderana
The second round of discussions between President Maithripala Sirisena and representatives of the United National Front (UNF) ended unsuccessfully, according to UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella. Speaking to reporters following the meeting held at Presidential Secretariat, he said that the President had insisted that the premiership will not be given to UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe. The meeting between the President and UNF leaders was initially slated to be held yesterday, but was pushed to 8.00 p.m. today (3). https://youtu.be/a-_RSRFI-KU The first round of talks between the President and the UNF, which also failed to see any agreement being... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/18)

රජ කාලයෙන් පසු පළමු වතාවට ලංකාවේ රාජාණ්ඩුවක් බිහිවේ..
 සරත් කලුගමගේ සංවිධායක රටට හෙටක් – සමාජ සත්කාරක වැඩසටන
රටට හෙටක් සංවිධානය විසින් නිකුත් කරන ලද මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයක් මෙහි දැක්වෙයි. අභියාචනාධිකරණය විසින් නිකුත්කරන ලද අතුරු තහනම් නියෝගය නිසා සිංහල රජ කාලයෙන් පසු පළමු වතාවට ශ්‍රී ලංකාව රාජාණ්ඩුවක ස්වරූපයට පත්ව ඇත. මෙම තහනම් නියෝගය නිසා එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය  ප්‍රමුඛ විපක්ෂයට සිදුව ඇත්තේ ගහෙන් වැටුණු මිනිහාට ගොනා ඇන්නා වැනි දෙයකි. අතුරු තහනම් නියෝගය මගින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා ප්‍රමුඛ කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලයේ කටයුතු එම නඩුව අවසන් වනතුරු  අත්හිටුවා ඇත. ඒ අනුව රාජ්‍ය නායකයා ලෙස රාජ්‍ය පවත්වාගෙන යාමේ අභිමතානුසාරී බලය අවසන් වශයෙන් පැවරෙන්නේ විධායක ජනාධිපතිවරයා හටය. අභියාචනාධිකරණය ට නඩුවක් ගොනු කරමින් අතුරු තහනම් නියෝගයක් නිකුත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/18)

අභියාචනාධිකරණය විසින් ලබා දුන් අතරුතහනම් නියෝගයට අපි එකඟ නොවන්නෙමු.-මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ
කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය අත්හිට වූ බව ප්‍රකාශ කරමින් අද දින අභියාචනාධිකරණය විසින් ලබා දුන් අතරුතහනම් නියෝගයට  අපි එකඟ නොවන්නෙමු. එයට එරෙහිව හෙට දින ආරම්භක පැයේදීම ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණය වෙත අභියාචනයක් ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට මේ මොහොතේදී අපි කටයුතු කරමින් සිටින්නෙමු. ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාව අර්ථ නිරූපනය කිරීමේ සහ ඊට අදාල අවසානාත්මක තීන්දු තීරණ ගැනීමේ පරම අයිතය ව්‍යවස්ථානුකූලව පැවරී ඇත්තේ ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයට බව අපි නැවතත් අවධාරණය කරන්නෙමු. රටෙහි දේශපාලන ස්ථාවරභාවය ආරක්ෂා කිරීම සඳහා වූ අරගලය එනම්, මහමැතිවරණයක් හරහා මහජනතාවගේ මතය දිනා දීම සඳහා වූ වැඩපිළිවෙල වෙත මෙම තීරණාත්මක මොහොතේදී ඔබගේ කැපවීම වඩාත්  අවශ්‍ය වන බැවින් ඒ සඳහා කැපවන ලෙස ද අපි ඔබගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටිමු.  මව්බිමට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/18)

Ranjan issued notice over contempt charges
Courtesy Adaderana
The Supreme Court today issued notice on UNP MP Ranjan Ramanayake to appear before the court on December 07 over contempt of court charges. The court issued notice on the parliamentarian when the case was taken up before a judge bench chaired by Chief Justice Nalin Perera. This is in order to determine through a hearing whether the MP can be charged with contempt over the recent comments he had made to the media. The Supreme Court had previously notified the Attorney General to appear at the court on December 7 to assist the country when the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/18)

Interim order issued preventing PM and Cabinet from functioning
Courtesy Adaderana
The Court of Appeal today issued an interim injunction order restraining Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Cabinet from functioning until the hearing of the Writ of Quo Warranto filed against them holding office is concluded. The court fixed dates from December 12 to proceed with the hearing of the petition while notice was also issued on the 49-member Cabinet including Prime Minister Rajapaksa to appear before the court on that date. Delivering its decision following a lengthy consideration process, the interim order was issued by a judge bench comprising of Court of Appeal President Justice Preethi... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/18)

මාව අඩි 06ක් පොලව යට වලලන්න මහින්ද කුමන්ත‍්‍රණ කලේ නෑ.. ඒව දේශපාලන වේදිකාවේ කතා පමණයි.. මාව මරන්න කුමන්ත‍්‍රණය කලේ රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහයි..- ජනපති මෛත‍්‍රී
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සිදු වූ දේශපාලන වෙනසත් සමඟ රට අරාජික අස්ථාවරභාවයකට පත්ව තිබෙනවා කියන චෝදනාවෙන් ඔබට ගැලවිය හැකිද? කවුද එහෙම කියන්නෙ? රට අරාජික වෙලත් නෑ. අස්ථාවර වෙලත් නෑ. රටේ මිනිස්සු දෛනිකව තමන්ගෙ රස්සාවල් කරනවා. ව්‍යාපාර කටයුතු ටික කරනවා. ගැටුම් අර්බුදයක් නෑ. සියලු සේවාවන් සාමාන්‍ය පරිදි රටේ සිදුවෙනවා. අස්ථාවරයි. අරාජිකයි කියන ඒවා දේශපාලන වචන විතරයි. නමුත් ඔක්තෝබර් 26දා ඔබ ගත් තීරණය හා සිද්ධි දාමයට අනුව එහි මූලික වගකිවයුත්තා ඔබයි. මෙවැනි තීරණයක් ගන්න බලපෑ ආසන්නතම හේතුව මොකක්ද? රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහට ඕනෑ විදියට රට විනාශ කරන්න ඉඩ දෙන්නද මට කියන්නේ. වංචා, දූෂණ, හොරකම, රට පාවලා දෙන වැඩ කරන තුරු මං බලා සිටිය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/18)

ලංකාවේ පොල්පොට්
මේඝනාද උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
1993 මැයි 1 මේ රටට වගේම යූඑන්පී පාක්ෂිකයන්ට විශේෂයෙන් අමතක නොවන දවසකි. ඉන්ද්‍රඛීල සේ නොසැලී සිටි යූඑන්පී ප්‍රබල නායකත්ව බල කණු කඩා වැටීමේ ආරම්භය සනිටුහන් වුණේ එදා ය. මරාගෙන මැරෙන කොටි ප්‍රහාරයකින් ජනපති ප්‍රේමදාස මහ දවල් මහ පාර මැද ඝාතනය වුණේ ය. ප්‍රේමදාස ඝාතනයෙන් පසු යූඑන්පී නායකත්වයේ වගකීම භාර ගන්න නියම වුණේ සිරිසේන කුරේට ය. ඒත් සිරිසේන කුරේ නායකත්වය භාර ගැනීම ඒ වෙලාවේ ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කර, රනිල්ට ඒ සඳහා අවස්ථාව දුන්නේ ය. රනිල්ට යූඑන්පී නායකත්වය ලැබෙන්නේ එහෙම ය. නායකත්වය ගත්ත ගමන් රනිල් ඉස්සෙල්ලාම ගහන්නේ ප්‍රේමදාස පවුලට ය. ප්‍රේමදාස පවුලේ දේශපාලන අංකුරය වූ සජිත්ට සංවිධායකකමක් වත් නොදී පල... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/18)

PRESIDENT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA IS A STATESMEN. HIS FAMILY BELONGS TO THAT CLASS - 2
By Noor Nizam - Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart and Convener - "The Muslim Voice", December 2nd., 2018.
The Rajapaksa family is Stronger than the Sigiriya Rock. If they have not done wrong and no harm to others, they will come out of this sooner or later. Loyal SLFP/SLPP stalwarts and party supporters, sympathizers and voters will always stand by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The "Special Statement" Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa made to the nation today is of paramount value at this moment of our political history. It should be a guiding light to the common man and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/18)

Professor Jayadeva Tilakasiri – A Farewell Tribute
Senaka Weeraratna(Hony. Secretary, German Dharmaduta Society)
The Funeral of Emeritus Professor Dr. Jayadeva Tilalaksiri was held at the Mount Lavinia Cemetery, in the afternoon of Saturday December 01, 2018. The remains of Professor Tilakasiri were cremated in the presence of several senior (retired) Professors, close relatives and friends. The Pansakula ceremony was earlier conducted at the Mahinda Funeral Parlour, Mount Lavinia. It was followed by several funeral orations. Among the speakers were Emeritus Professor J.B. Dissanayake, Professor Walter Marasinghe, Mr. Senaka Weeraratna, Attorney –at –Law and Hony. Secretary, German Dharmaduta Society, and Mrs. Seetha Dehigaspitiya among others. Emeritus Professor... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/18)

Save the country from TNA’s treachery – Part II
BY : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA
TN delegation led by terrorist grandpa Sampanthan was at the Presidential Secretariat on Friday evening for a meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss what they called ways of resolving the current political crisis. President Sirisena pointed to these Ranil worshipers that foreign countries such as the United Kingdom and Germany have governments in place without majority support in Parliament for which Sampanthan intervened to say that in those foreign countries, Parliament never resolved to bring two No- Confidence Motions against a purported Prime Minister and passed them with a majority. Sambandan has said... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/18)

"Why doesn’t the Government arrest Ranil immediately on the findings of the Bond Commission Report and the following crimes he has committed against the State? Part II
GIGO: garbage in -> garbage out -> = 19th Amendment -C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph. D.
“A Judge is no saint. Underneath the black cloak is a human being of flesh and blood, a subjective mind filled with prejudices, perceptions, feelings and passion, struggling to project image of a fountain of logical objectivity.” “Law is an instrument of social control in the hands of a ruling class [suddage neethiya?] used to subjugate the toiling masses.” “One must go to courts with clean hands. A gazette notification has no magic power to purify and elevate an entity hitherto run like a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/18)

Sri Lanka will only survive if we see ourselves as Sri Lankans
Nirmala de Soyza 
It is very sad to read some of the comments people post and realize that there are still people out there who think they are patriots solely because they label themselves as 'Sinhala Buddhists'.  They insult and make ungrounded allegations against Sri Lankans of other religions and other communities as if they alone are the guardians of this country. I would like to ask these people on what facts they base their prejudices.  Can they claim that Sinhala Buddhists never desecrate their country by - Throwing their garbage in the oceans and rivers, in he wilderness... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/18)

ඉතිහාසය   7 ශ්‍රේනිය අධ්‍යාපන දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව  වහාම මේ පොත තහනම් කරන්න.
ආචාරිය සුදත් ගුණසේකර
මන්ද වසර 2500 ක් පෑරනි ශ්‍රේෂ්ට අපගේ සිංල බෞද්ධ ඉතිහාසය මේ පොතෙන් අමුඅමුවේ මරාදමා විනාසකොට ඈති බෑවිනි. ඒ සමඟම මේ ජාතික අපරාදයට වගකිවයුතු ඈමෙතිවරයා, අමාත්යන්ස ලෙකම්වාරයා,  පොතේ පෙරවදන ලියු අඩ්යාපන කොමසාරිස් ජෙනරාල් වරිය,පොතේ ප්‍රදාන කතුවරයා, මේ රටේ ඉතිහාසය විකුර්තිකොට  මෙම පරිච්චෙදයලියු තෑනත්තා, පිටකවරයට   ග්‍රීක හා රෝම අනුරු යෙදු චිත්‍රසිල්පියා යන  සියලුදෙනාටම විරුඩ්දව විනයානුකූලව හා නිතිප්‍රකාරව කටයුතුකොට ජීවිතාන්තය දක්වා සිරදන්ඩුවන් නියම කරන මෙන් මම යොජනා කරමි.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/18)

Democracy and General Elections
MEDIA RELEASE Text of a speech delivered by the Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Prime Minister’s Office on Sunday the 2nd December 2018.
Most venerable members of the Maha Sangha, Clergymen of all religions, and my dear friends, It is only in Sri Lanka that you will find political parties agitating against the holding of a general election that has already been declared. In the gazette notification dated 09 November 2018 issued by the President in accordance with the provisions of our Constitution and the Parliamentary Elections Act, dates had been fixed to call for nominations from the 19th... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/18)

ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය හා මහ මැතිවරණය -ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා 2018 දෙසැම්බර් 02 වෙනි ඉරිදා අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලයේ සිට කරන ලද කතාවේ පිටපත.
අති පූජනීය මහා සංඝරත්නයෙන් අවසරයි,  සියලු ආගම්වල පූජකතුමනි, හිතවතුනි, මිත්‍රවරුනි, කැඳවපු මහ මැතිවරණයක් පවත්වන්න එපා කියලා කියන දේශපාලන පක්‍ෂ සිටින එකම රට ලංකාවයි. අපේ ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට හා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මැතිවරණ පනතට අනුව යමින්, ජනාධිපතිතුමා 2018 නොවැම්බර් 09 වෙනි දින පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවා හරිමින්  නිකුත් කල ගැසට් පත්‍රයේ නොවැම්බර් 19 හා 26 අතර නාමයෝජනා භාර ගැනීමටත්, 2019 ජනවාරි 5 වෙනිදා ඡන්දය පැවැත්වීමටත්, නව පාර්ලිමේන්තුව ජනවාරි 17 වන දා මුල් වරට රැස්වීමටත්, දින වකවානු සියල්ලම නියම කරලයි තිබුණෙ.  ඒ අනුව කටයුතු සිදුවුණා නම් ඉතාම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/18)

A Daily Mirror Editorial writer gives a false, scary picture of “The Silent killer in Sri Lanka”.
By Prof. Chandre Dharmawardana, Ottawa, Canada.
We live in a world where learned judges of a California court decided to award millions to a gardener who claimed to have contracted cancer on using a common herbicide, glyphosate, in tending a school garden. We live in a world where a California doctor addressed the Sri Lankan Medical  Association (see Sri Lanka Medical Association Newsletter, August 2018) and claimed that the presence of parts per trillion of  glyphosate is enough to trigger all kinds of diseases and gene toxicity. Our galaxy has some 200 billion stars.  One part in a trillion... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/18)

Who can lay claim to objectivity in the current debacle?
Dr D.CHANDRARATNA
In realpolitik the use of the term objective is not completely valid. We all have our biases but we do not openly state 'whose side we are on'. The writer of this article is no exception. The Sunday Island Features (18/11) had many who had expressed their points of view, given the inalienable freedom that we value. The biases were of course obvious. To prove one's objectivity it is the established practice to use the scientific method and in the present debacle in our Parliament a mere count of the scoundrels in the well of the chamber... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/18)

IS 19A LEGALLY ENFORCEABLE?
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
The Ranil Wickremasinghe government did not follow the procedures laid down by the Supreme Court in regard to 19 Amendment to the Constitution. The inconsistent articles of the 19A were not placed before the public for a referendum as directed. Instead, several changes were made at the Committee stages, to by-pass or ignore the Supreme Court determinations. Jayampathy Wickremaratne’s  approach to by-pass the Supreme Court, is subtly analysed by Ken Adams, the U.S. contract drafting guru, seems to appreciate that “ there is a certain efficiency to using the concept conveyed by mutatis mutandis... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/18)

Why doesn’t the Government arrest Ranil immediately on the findings of the Bond Commission Report and the following crimes he has committed against the State?
That will  immediately resolve the current political impasse. By Dr Sudath Gunasekara 
2018.11 25. I am sending you herewith a letter published in the Lankaweb at the beginning of this year along with the responses for your immediate attention. No action has been taken against any of these culprits (Ranil, Mahendran and Ravi) by the President. Probably he may have been indifferent to this letter at that time even if someone has brought it to his notice But now the yahapalanaya honeymoon is over and as he is also in a very big mess due to his own... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/18)

මේ රටේ පර්ලිමේන්තුවේ ආසන ගණන 30 කට අඩුකරමුද?
සුදත් ගුණසේකර
2018.12.1. මේ යෝජනාව කියවන ඔබ සැමදෙනාම හිතාවි මට පිස්සු කියල. ඒ නිසා ඇයි මම එහෙම කියන්නෙ කියල පළමුවම පැහැදිළි කලොත් හොඳයි කියල මම හිතනව. වර්‍තමාන ලංකා පාර්ලිමෙන්තුවේ ආසන 225 ක් තියෙනවා. නමුත් ගනපූර්නයට අවශ්ය 20ක් ලු. මාසෙකට රැස්වෙන්ට තියෙන්නෙ දිනගාන 8 ලු. මේ දින අටෙන්වත් කී දවසක් ගනපුර්නය නැතුව රැස්වීම තියන්ට බැරි උනබව ඔබ දන්නවද?. අවුරුද්දටම කී දවසක් 225 ම ඇවිල්ල තියෙනවද?. 50ක් වත් ආපු දවස් ගනන කීයක්ද?. අනෙක ආවත් මුලු කාලයම කී දෙනෙක්ද පර්ලිමේන්තුවේ ඉදල කටයුතු වලට සහභාගි වෙන්නෙ. මේ අයට පැමිණි බවට අත්සන් කරන්ටත් නෑ. බොහෝ දෙනා මම දැකල තියෙනව ඇතුල් වෙනව, වාඩි වෙනව, විනාඩි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/18)

Save the country from TNA’s treachery
BY : A.A.M.NIZAM - MATARA
Former President Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa vanquished the armed wing of the ruthless LTTE terrorists which devastated Sr Lanka for 30 years under 5 former Presidents and Prime Ministers with much damage caused to the country under loquacious Chandrika\s presidency. People all over the country feasted distributing kiribath sweets and holding demonstrations and vehicle parades on 18th May 2009 which is considered as the 2nd Liberation Day of Sri Lanka. This achievement was a major and intolerable blow to the terrorist proxies TNA who were established as the political wing of the terrorists and proclaimed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/18)

යුධ සමයේ එල්.ටී.ටී.ඊ සංවිධානය විසින් සඟවා තිබූ බවට සැකකෙරෙන යුධ උපකරණ තොගයක් සොයාගෙන
දිනසේන රතුගමගේ
යුධ සමයේ  එල්.ටී.ටී.ඊ සංවිධානය විසින් සඟවා තිබූ බවට සැකකෙරෙන යුධ උපකරණ තොගයක්  මුලතිව් පුදුකුඩිරිප්පු, සුදන්දිපුරම් ප්‍රදේශයේදී 1 දා  සොයාගෙන තිබේ. පොලිස් විශේෂ කාර්යය බලකා මුලතිව් කඳවුරේ නිළධාරින් පිරිසක් විසින් සිදු කළ වැටලීමකදී අදාල යුධ උපකරණ තොඟය සොයාගෙන ඇත. එහිදී ටී 56 උණ්ඩ 2250ක්, ආර්.පී.ජී උණ්ඩ 03ක්, දුම් බෝම්බ 02ක්, මිලිමීටර් 120 උණ්ඩයක්, මිලිමීටර් 120 පියුස් 03ක්, මිලිමීටර් 81 උණ්ඩයක්, මිලිමීටර් 40 උණ්ඩයක්, ආටි සෙල් 06ක් ඇතුලු යුධ උපකරණ තොඟයක් සොයාගෙන තිබේ. පොලිස් විශේෂ කාර්යය බලකාය සඳහන් කළේ අදාල යුධ උපකරණ තොඟය අධිකරණයට ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමෙන් පසු කිලිනොච්චිය කඳවුරේ සෝදිසි සහ බෝම්බ නිෂ්ක්‍රිය කණ්ඩායමේ සහය ඇතිව විනාශ කළ බවයි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/18)

උතුරු පළාත් සභාවේ රුපියල් තුන්කෝටි විසි ලක්ෂක් වංචා වී ඇතැයි කියන සිද්දියක් සම්බන්ධයෙන් පරීක්ෂණ
දිනසේන රතුගමගේ
උතුරු පළාත් සභාවේ හිටපු පුනරුත්ථාපන ඇමතිනී ආනන්දි ශෂිහරන්  මහත්මියගේ අමාත්‍යංශවලින් රුපියල් තුන්කෝටි විසි ලක්ෂක් වංචා වී ඇතැයි කියන සිද්දියක් සම්බන්ධයෙන් පරීක්ෂණ පැවැත්වීමට උතුරු පළත් අණ්ඩුකාරවරයා විසින් ත්‍රිපුද්ගල කමිටුවක් පත් කොට තිබේ. මෙම මූල්‍ය වංචාව සිදු වී ඇති බවට ආණ්ඩුකාරවරයා වෙත පැමිණිලි කොට ඇත්තේ උතුරු පළාත් සභාවේ හිටපු සභාපති සී.වී.කේ.ශිවඥානම් මහත විසිනි. ආනන්දි ශෂිහරන්  හිටපු අමාත්‍යවරිය විසින් මේ මුදල වංචා කොට ඇත්තේ උතුරු පළාත තුළ  වකුගඩු රෝගීන් සදහාත් හෘදය රෝගීන් සදහාත් සහන සැලසීමට පිහිටුවා ඇති අරමුදලෙන් බවද සී.වී.කෙ.ශිවඥාණම් මහතා පෙන්වා දී ඇත. ඒ අනුව මේ සිදු වී ඇතැයි කියන මුදල් වංචාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් පරීක්ෂණ පැවැත්වීම සදහ උතුරු පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/18)

එක්සත් ජාතික පෙරමුණට සහය පලකිරීමේ  යෝජනාවට ටෙලෝ සංවිධානය විරෝධය
දිනසේන රතුගමගේ
දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානය එක්සත් ජාතික පෙරමුණට සහය පලකිරීමේ  යෝජනාවට අත්සන් තැබීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ටෙලෝ සංවිධානය විරෝධය පල කොට ඇත්තේ ටෙලෝ සංවිධානයේ නායකත්වය පිළිබදව පැන නැගී ඇති මත භේදකාරී තත්ත්වයක් නිසා බව  හෙළි වුණි. ටෙලෝ සංවිධානයේ මධ්‍යම කාරක සභාව  1 දා දහවල් වවුනියාවේ හෝටලයකදී ඔඇවති අවස්ථාවේදී මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන්  ප්‍රශ්න ගණනාවක්ම ඉස්මතු විය. පෙරවරු 11 ට ආරම්භ වූ ටෙලෝ සංවිධානයේ මධ්‍යම කාරක සභාව රාත්‍රී 9 වනතුරුත් නිවැරදි තීරණයකින් යුතුව අවසන් කරගැනීමට ටෙලෝ නායකයින්ට නොහැකි විණි. ටෙලෝ සංවිධානයේ නායක සෙල්වම් අඩෙයිකලනාදන් මහතා මධ්‍යම කාරක සභා රැස්වීමේදී දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානය විසින් ගන්නා ලද එම තීරණය කාලයටා නුව නිවැරදි බවත් මේ අවස්ථාවේදී දෙමළ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/18)

වහාම මහ මැතිවරණයක් පවත්වන ලෙස ඉල්ලා 1 දා දහවල් වවුනියාව නෙඩුන්කේණී නගරයේ උද්ඝෝෂණයක් පැවැත්විණි.
දිනසේන රතුගමගේ
වහාම මහ මැතිවරණයක් පවත්වන ලෙස ඉල්ලා 1 දා දහවල් වවුනියාව නෙඩුන්කේණී නගරයේ උද්ඝෝෂණයක් පැවැත්විණි. වවුනියාව සහ නෙඩුන්කේණී දිස්ත්‍රික් ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ පක්ෂ නියෝජිතයින් හා සාමාජිකයින් එක්ව මෙම විරෝධතා වැඩසටහන සංවිධානය කොට තිබුණි. ‍ජනතා මතයට ගරු කරමින් වහාම මැතිවරණයක් පවත්වන ලෙසට විරෝධතාකරුවෝ ඉල්ලීම් කළ අතර පක්ෂක්ග්‍රාහී කථානායක වහාම ඉල්ලා අස්විය යුතු බවටද විරෝධතාකරුවන් ඉල්ලීම් කළහ. විරෝධතා වැඩසටහනට උතුරු මැද හිටපු ප්‍රධාන අමාත්‍ය එස්.එම්.රංජිත් මහතා,වවුනියාව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ සංවිධායක ධර්මපාල සෙනවිරත්න මහතා, වවුනියාව දකුණ ප්‍රාදේශීය සභා සභාපති කසුන් සුමතිපාල මහතා,වවුනියාව ප්‍රාදේශීය සභා උප සභාපති වසන්ත රාජකරුණා මහතා ඇතුළු විශාල පිරිසක් එක්ව සිටියහ.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/18)

''ආවා කල්ලියේ'' සාමාජිකයින් තුන් දෙනෙකු 1 දා අත් අඩංගුවට ගෙන තිබේ
දිනසේන රතුගමගේ
යාපනයේ චුන්නාකම් පොලීසිය විසින් අපරාධ විසි එකකට සම්බන්ධ ''ආවා කල්ලියේ'' සාමාජිකයින් තුන් දෙනෙකු 1 දා අත් අඩංගුවට ගෙන තිබේ. ''ආවා කල්ලියේ'' ප්‍රබල නායකයෙකුව කටයුතු කොට ඔහුට  එල්ල වූ විවිධ තර්ජන නිසා පොලීසියට බාර වූ අශෝක් කුමර් නැමති  අයගෙන් ලැබුණු තොරතුරු මත මෙම සාමාජිකයින් තුන් දෙනා අත් අඩංගුවට ගැනීමට පොලීසියට හැකි වී තිබේ. යාපනයේ චුන්නාකම් ඇතුළු ස්ථාන තුනක නිවෙස් වල දී මේ සාමාජිකයින් තුන්දෙනා අත් අඩංගුවට ගෙන ඇති අතර ඔවුන් අත් අඩංගුවට ගන්නා ලද අවස්ථාවේදී ඔවුන් ලග තිබී අඩි තුනක් දිග කඩු දෙකක්ද අඩි තුනහමාරක කඩුවක්ද ,කිණිසි,පිහි හා මුහුණු ආවරණ කීපයක්ද  පොලීසිය විසින් සොයාගෙන තිබේ මොවුන්ගෙන් කළ ප්‍රශ්න... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/18)

යහපාලන යුගයේදී පමණක් රුපියල 30%කින් බාල්දුයි.. විදේශ ණය වැඩිවීම පමණක් රුපියල් කෝටි ලක්ෂය පනී..
– nalaka godahewa FB
නව රඟහලේදී පැවති ඩි.ඒ. රාජපක්ෂ ගුණානුස්මරණ දේශනයේදී ආචාර්ය නාලක ගොඩහේවා මහතා මෙම අදහස් පල කලේය. ලංකාවේ පැරණිතම දේශපාලන පවුල් අතර රාජපක්ෂ පවුල සුවිශේෂී ස්ථානයක් දරනවා. ඩී එම් රාජපක්ෂ හා ඩී ඒ රාජපක්ෂ සොහොයුරන් බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය පාලනය යටතේ රාජ්‍ය සභා සාමාජිකත්වය දැරීමෙන් ඇරඹි ගමන තුල සියවසකට ආසන්න කාලයක් රාජ්‍ය නිලධාරි, පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී, ඇමති, කතානායක, අගමැති , ජනාධිපති යන විවිධ තනතුරු හරහා මේ පවුල රටට සේවය කොට තිබෙනවා. ඒ නිසා අද මේ පැවැත්වෙන ඩී ඒ රාජපක්ෂ ගුණසමරු උත්සවයේදී ඔවුන් සියලු දෙනාගෙම ඒකායන අරමුණ වූ දේශය ගොඩනැගීම පිලිබඳව යම් අදහස් කිහිපයක් ප්‍රකාශ කිරීමට අවස්ථාව ලැබීම මා භාග්‍යයක් කොට සලකනවා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/18)

Preventing the police from becoming a Gestapo
by C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island
December 1, 2018, 8:41 pm At this moment, we are in the midst of a political crisis that was sparked off at least in part by a police officer. DIG Nalaka Silva is now in remand on suspicion of having being involved in a plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. According to the recorded telephone conversations that were made public by a police informant Namal Kumara who had worked closely with DIG Nalaka Silva, the plan was to have both of them assassinated in the Battiocaloa area... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/18)

අරලිය ගහ මැඳුරේ ලැගගෙන රනිල් ලිච්ඡවීන්ටත් අගෞරව කරනවා
දෙනගම ධම්මික රණවීර උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
අරලියගහ මන්දිරය සිරිකොතේ ශාඛාවක් බවට පත් කරගෙන එජාපය ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය ගැන කතා කරමින් රටට විහිළු සපයනවා යැයි පැවිදි හඬ සංවිධානයේ සභාපති මුරුත්තෙට්ටුවේ ආනන්ද හිමියෝ පැවැසූහ. උන්වහන්සේ එසේ පැවැසුවේ ඊයේ (28දා) නාරාහේන්පිටදී පැවිදි හඬ සංවිධානය පැවැත්වූ මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට සහභාගි වෙමින්ය. එහිදී මුරුත්තෙට්ටුවේ ආනන්ද හිමියෝ වැඩිදුරටත් මෙසේද පැවැසූහ. මේ රටේ ඉතිහාසයේ කුමන ව්‍යසනයකදී වුවත් මහා සංඝරත්නය මුල් වෙලා රට බේරා ගෙන තිබෙනවා. අද ඇති වී තිබෙන ව්‍යාකූලත්වයෙන් රට බේරා ගන්නට සිටින පිරිසක් මහා සංඝරත්නයයි. අද රටේ පාලකයෙක් නැහැ. විධායකය කියන දේ ව්‍යවස්ථාදායකය කරන්නේ නැහැ. ව්‍යවස්ථාදායකය කියන දේ විධායකය නොකරන අරාජිකත්වයක් උදාවෙලා. මෙහෙම ගියොත් විදේශ රටක් අපේ රට ගිල... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/18)

Independent Judiciary made it possible to make Parliament a Theatre.
By Charles S.Perera
The most ridiculous theatrical shows continue to be enacted within the once august  meeting place of the people’s representatives the Parliament. Can one call a Parliament is in session when there is only the opposition seated in their seats  with a theatrically attired speaker in Chair? The Comedy Francaise has a great  classical, cultural value. But the theatrical sessions of the Parliament of Sri Lanka being enacted these days with Karunasena Jayasuriya in Chair in his British theatrical costume, are neither classical, nor cultural,  but a pure display of hatred , vengeance, with sometime even criminal... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/18)

ELECT A NEW PARLIAMENT WITHOUT FURTHER ADO!
By Rohana R. Wasala
In a democracy, constitutions can be drafted, revised or replaced by the people as they wish, but when such a sovereign nation is disintegrated through a constitution (or by some other means), it can hardly be reintegrated into unity. Sri Lanka is today being threatened by one of the worst existential crises it has ever encountered since independence in 1948. According to one predominant point of view, there appears to be a constitutional conspiracy backed by geopolitics-driven foreign forces to undermine its unitary status. Many legal and constitutional experts, some of them politicians, convincingly argue... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/18)

දේශීය ආයෝජන ප්‍රවර්ධනය කිරීමේ කටයුත්ත ගැටලුවකින් තොරව නැවත ක්‍රියාත්මක කරනවා .....
 මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය රොහාන් වැලිවිට අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය ලේකම්
2018.11.30  ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමා අද පෙරවරුවේ (2018.11.30)  අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලයේ දී දේශීය ආයෝජකයින් සමඟ පැවැති සාකච්ඡාවේ දී මේ බව අවධාරණය කළේය. එතුමා මේ බව අවධාරණය කළේ පළතුරු බීම හා බිස්කට් නිෂ්පාදන ආයතන හිමියන් හමුවේ දීය. මෙහිදී වෙළඳ පොළේ පාරිභෝගිකයින්ගේ පරිභෝජනයට ගන්නා කාබනික බීම සහ පළතුරු බීම නිෂ්පාදනයේ දී භාවිතා කරන සීනි සඳහා බද්ද අඩු කරන ලෙස ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මුදල් අමාත්‍යාංශ ලේකම්වරයාට දැනුම් දෙන ලදී. ඒ අනුව කාබනික බීම වර්ග සඳහා සීනි ග්රූම් 06 දක්වා ද, පළතුරු බීම වර්ග සඳහා සීනි ග්රූම් 09 දක්වා ද බද්දෙන් නිදහස් කිරීමට පියවර ගන්නා ලෙස උපදෙස් දෙන ලදී.  තවද පළතුරු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/18)

GIGO: garbage in à garbage out à = 19th Amendment
C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph. D.
“A Judge is no saint. Underneath the black cloak is a human being of flesh and blood, a subjective mind filled with prejudices, perceptions, feelings and passion, struggling to project image of a fountain of logical objectivity.” “Law is an instrument of social control in the hands of a ruling class [suddage neethiya?] used to subjugate the toiling masses.” “One must go to courts with clean hands. A gazette notification has no magic power to purify and elevate an entity hitherto run like a public brothel into a shrine of world (representative) democracy, despite... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/18)

Reality in 8 years ago is still valid.
Geethanjana 
This cartoon "Nelli Kale" was published on Lanka web 8 years ago. During that time, Somavansa Amarasinghe was the leader of JVP. Now Anura has taken over the party. Anurakumara is driving the party slowly but steadily into far-right. Many things they said and done today are unthinkable sometime back in JVP.  Anura Kumara is very successful for one thing. He has managed to turn revelries between UNP and JVP into lasting friendship. Actually forgiving and forgetting Batalanda within party rank and file in JVP must be recognized as greatest achievement of Sri Lankan politics. I personally think if... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/18)


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