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ගිරුවාපත්තුවේ නියමුවා හිටපු රාජ්‍ය ආරක‍ෂක ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

ඇමෙරිකාවේ ප්‍රධාන සංඝනායක අග්ගමහා පණ්ඩිත, ආචාර්ය වල්පොළ පියනන්ද නාහිමි හිටපු රාජ්‍ය ආරක‍ෂක හා නාගරික සංවර්ධන ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාගේ ජන්ම දිනය අදට (ජුනි 20) යෙදේ. මේ ලිපිය ඒ නිමිත්තෙනි. මුළු මහත් ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය ජාතියම අ`දුරු වළාවකින් වෙළා ගෙන සිටි තිස් වසරක කුරිරු යුද්ධය අතිගරු මහින්ද රාජපක‍ෂ මැතිතුමාගේ අභීත නායකත්වය යටතේ අවසන් කොට සියලූම ජාතීන්ට ගෞරවාන්විතව […]

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Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka Monthly Public Lecture on Monday 25th June 2018 at 5.00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (RASSL) Public Lecture ‘Water Deliveries and Diversions in Ancient Sri Lanka: Some Alternative Interpretations’ by  Eng. Chandana Jayawardana on Monday 25th June 2018 at 5.00 p.m. at the Gamini Dissanayake Auditorium No. 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07  ALL ARE WELCOME                 Ancient Irrigation System in Sri Lanka is a vastly discussed […]

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ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ගුරු සේවයේ 3-1 (අ) සහ 2(ii) ශ්‍රේණි සඳහා බඳවා ගැනීමේ තරඟ විභාග අවස්ථාව සියලූම සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන්ට ලබාදෙන්න

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

සංවර්ධන නිලධාරී සේවා සංගමය. Development Officers Service Union. Servicio  2018.06.19 ගරු අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍ය,  අකිල විරාජ් කාරියවසම් මැතිතුමා, අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යාංශය, ඉසුරුපාය, බත්තරමුල්ල.   Hon. Minister of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Ministry of Education, Isurupaya, Battaramulla. ගරු අමාත්‍යතුමනි, ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ගුරු සේවයේ 3-1 (අ) සහ 2(ii) ශ්‍රේණි සඳහා බඳවා ගැනීමේ තරඟ විභාග අවස්ථාව සියලූම සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන්ට ලබාදෙන්න උපාධිධාරීන් […]

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ඥානසාර හිමිට නිදහස ඉල්ලා සත්‍යග්‍රහයක්

Monday, June 18th, 2018

ජයමාල් ජන්ද්‍රසිරි උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප සිර දඬුවම් නියම වූ බොදු බල සේනා සංවිධානයේ මහ ලේකම් ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමියන්ට  නිදහස ප්‍රාර්ථනා කරන සත්‍යග්‍රහයක්  අද   (18)   කොළඹ කොටුව  දුම්රියපොළ ඉදිරිපිටදී පැවැතිවිණි. ඊට සහභාගී වූ හිමිවරුන් කොටුව දුම්රියපොළ  ඉදිරිපිට සිට   පා ගමනකින් පිටකොටුව බෝධිය අසලට ගියහ.   බොදුබල සේනා සංවිධානය එම සත්‍යග්‍රහය සහ පාගමන සංවිධානය කර තිබිණි.. Reco

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Passengers requested to arrive at BIA four hours prior to departure

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

SriLankan Airlines has urged all passengers, to arrive at the airport four hours prior to their departure time effective from Monday (June 18). This is mainly due to a series of renovation work expected to commence shortly at the emigration counter areas at the departure terminal of the BIA,” the airline said.

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ඉංග‍්‍රිසි පාලකයන් වාරියපොල සුමංගල හිමියන් පවා යාපනයේ සිරගෙදර සිර කරන ලද්දේ සිවුරු හරවා නොවේ

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

උපසම්පදා භික්‍ෂුවක් දින හතක කාලයක් චීවරය නොදරා සිටියහොත් භික්‍ෂුත්වය අහෝසි වන බව විනය පිටකයේ සදහන් බව මහාචාර්ය පූජ්‍ය මැදගොඩ අභයතිස්ස හිමියෝ පවසති. ඥානසාර හිමිගේ චීවරය ඉවත් කිරීම විනය පිටකයට අනුව කිසිසේත් නොවිය යුත්තක් බවද කී උන් වහන්සේ ඉංග‍්‍රිසි පාලකයන් විසින් වාරියපොල සුමංගල හිමියන් යාපනයේ සිරගෙදර සිර කරන ලද්දේ සිවුරු හරවා නොවන බවත් කියා සිටියහ. සිරගත කර […]

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A Petition filed with the United Nations Human Rights Council, pursuant to: Chapter 4 – Complaint Procedures – of Resolution 5/1 (Institution Building in the United Nations Human Rights Council)

Friday, June 15th, 2018

REAR ADMIRAL DR. SARATH WEERASEKERA and DR. GUNADASA AMARASEKARA V THE GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA FUNCTIONING AS MEMBER OF THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL A Petition filed with the United Nations Human Rights Council, pursuant to: Chapter 4 – Complaint Procedures – of Resolution 5/1 (Institution Building in the United Nations Human Rights Council) […]

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Sri Lanka Monitoring Accountability Panel -CAUTIOUS WELCOME OF REPARATIONS BILL

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Richard J Rogers Partner, Global Diligence LLP PRESS RELEASE: 14 June 2018  This week the Sri Lankan Government approved a Bill to pay reparations to war affected persons, including the families of missing persons. The ‘Reparations Bill’ will establish an Office for Reparations to be based in Colombo. The Bill will be sent to Parliament for […]

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An open complaint regarding the leasing out of large portions of Environmentally Protected Land in Knuckles (Dumbara ) range.

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Keerthi Hewagoda Environmental Activist Introduction The Knuckles range or traditionally called the Dumbara Adaviya is a massif located in central hills in Sri Lanka.  The term range” encompasses not only the knuckles forest reserve but whole the ecological unit that geographically belongs to the Knuckles massif. The area above 1500 meters (approx. 4900 feet) in […]

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රත්මලාන දුම්රිය යාන්ත‍්‍රික අංශයේ නිෂ්පාදනය බිඳවැටේ. මතුවී ඇති ගැටළුවට ඉක්මන් විසඳමක් ලබා දෙන්න.

Monday, June 11th, 2018

  All Ceylon Railway Employees’ General Union  ලේකම්, ජී.එස්.විතානගේ මැතිතුමා, ප‍්‍රවාහන හා සිවිල් ගුවන් සේවා අමාත්‍යාංශය, සෙත්සිරිපාය, බත්තරමුල්ල. දුම්රිය දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ ප‍්‍රධාන යාන්ත‍්‍රික ඉංජිනේරු අංශයේ සේවකයින්ගේ, සේවයට පැමිණිමේ හා පිටවීමේ වේලාවන් සම්බන්ධයෙන් මාස කිහිපයක සිට මතු වී ඇති ගැටළුවට නිසි විසඳුමක් ලබා නොදීම නිසා, එම අංශයේ නිශ්පාදන ඉලක්ක සපුරා ගැනීමට නොහැකි තත්වයක් උද්ගතව ඇත. මේ නිසා […]

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Lone Lankan student bags gold medal in Delhi-based South Asian University

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia New Delhi, June 10 (newsin.asia): Niroshika Sanjeewani Liyana Muhandiram, the only Sri Lankan national to have graduated from the New Delhi-based South Asian University (SAU) this year, has topped the Master of Laws programme in the university bagging a Gold Medal, a press release from SAU  says.. Niroshika, who works for the Faculty […]

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I am proud to be a Sinhalese

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Senaka Weeraratna I am proud to be a Sinhalese I am proud to be Buddhist I am proud of my rata, jathiya and agama I am proud of my country’s national anthem I am proud of my country’s national song Devo vassatu kālena, ~ sabbasampatti hetu ca, May the sky-god rain down in due season, […]

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Lester James Peries Remembering film icon Lester James Peries

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Lester James Peries  Remembering film icon Lester James Peries Sri Lanka’s world famous film director, story writer and producer Lester James Peries passed away at the age of 99 on April 29, 2018. To remember  and pay tribute to him one of his films will be screened. Following that a discussion will take place. Date: […]

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World Environment Day Swarna Hansa Helps restore Wegedara Wewa

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Gallege Punyawardana  The theme of this year’s UN World Environment Day is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution.’ Plastic which is made of fossil fuel has been introduced to the society, particularly to the third world by way of development assistance and by now almost of all requirements of living are satisfied by fossil fuel-based products. That boils […]

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Sri Lanka Red Cross drone assesses monsoon disaster from the air

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Courtesy Relief Web The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) says it has now launched a recovery operation to assist 50,000 people affected by the recent monsoon-season floods, and for the first time it is using a drone to help volunteers gauge the full extent of the disaster. The National Society said in a press release last […]

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In the name of a misunderstood identity, Lankan Muslims are getting isolated: Prof. Ali

Monday, June 4th, 2018

By Frances Bulathsinghala Courtesy Daily FT Sri Lanka is currently wedged between Buddhist fundamentalism and rigid Orthodox Islam that have made inroads into the country in the past 40 years or so. Both Buddhists and Muslims have forgotten the magnanimity and tolerance of the Sinhalese who welcomed Muslims into the country centuries ago. Sadly, Muslims have […]

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13 ට එරෙහිව හැට දහසක් දිවි පිදුවේ 20 න් බෙදුම් වාදීන් ශක්තිමත් කිරීමටද ?

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
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“සාධාරණ සමාජයක් හදන්න ආපු අය බැදුම්කර, ගල් අගුරු ,මාෆියා සල්ලි වලින් සෝභිත හිමියන්ගේ පිළිම හදනවා“ – කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් කියයි

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ සාධාරණ සමාජයක්  හදන්න ආපු අය බැදුම්කර, ගල් අගුරු ,මාෆියා සල්ලි වලින් සෝභිත හිමියන්ගේ පිළිම හදනවා – කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් කියයි සෝභිත හිමියන් ප්‍රාර්ථනා කරපු ‘සාධාරණ සමාජය හැර අන් සියල්ල දැන් ලංකාවේ ඉදි වෙමින් තිබෙනවා‘.  අද සෝභිත හිමියන් වෙනුවෙන් ගුණ සමරු උත්සව පවත්වනවා. පිළිම හදනවා. පාලම් නම් කරනවා. ඉන්දියානු ආධාර යටතේ නිවාස ව්‍යාපෘති […]

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 Mohamed Muammar  Gaddafi’s Prophecies & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

A Message from Middle East “I will not go into exile to any foreign country. I was born here in Libya, and I will die here”. “This  country was a desert, and I turned it into a forest, where everything can grow. No one loves this land more, more than its citizens”. “If Europe or America tells you […]

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BEING DARK SKINNED IN BEIRUT

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

PRIYA GUNS  Courtesy gal-dem.com  Adesh, Adesh?” shouted the first driver in the line-up of five cars beside me. As I walked on the sidewalk, drivers shouted, How much, how much?” It was only my second week in Beirut, and I had been told the slang for maid was Sri Lanki.” I wondered if the accosting had something […]

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Microbeads causing macro levels of harm to humans and nature

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Kamanthi Wickremasinghe Courtesy The Daily Mirror When the Meethotamulla garbage dump collapsed in April last year, President Maithripala Sirisena immediately banned the sale of plastic bags, cups, plates and burning of refuse containing plastic.    A similar ban was imposed from January with regard to the use and production of polythene less than 20 microns. The ban was imposed without […]

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Does Octopus DNA Come from Space?

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Courtesy snopes.com Rsearchers didn’t discover that octopus DNA is “alien,” or that it originated anywhere but on Earth, although a few have suggested the possibilty. In June 2016, a number of web sites reported that, according to recent study, researchers had examined octopus DNA and discovered it was either alien” or from space”: The DNA […]

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RELIEF ASSISTANCE TO FLOOD VICTIMS IN SRI LANKA

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington DC As you are aware, heavy pre-monsoon rains in Sri Lanka have caused severe flooding and the threat of landslides. As of today, at least twenty lives have been lost, and 153,712 people (40,017 families) have been affected in 20 districts. The government is evacuating people in low-lying areas. Four […]

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Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Condemns Attack on Ahmadiyya Mosque in Sialkot, Pakistan

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

By A. Abdul Aziz. Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad says Ahmadi Muslims will continue to respond to all forms of provocation and injustice with prayers and peace According to our Press Department U.K., the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has strongly condemned an attack (on […]

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20 dead, nearly 55,000 affected by severe weather

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

By Manushi Silva Courtesy Adaderana Nearly 53,712 persons belonging to 40,017 families have been affected due to the heavy pre-monsoon rains across Sri Lanka in 19 districts, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said. The death toll due to the severe weather condition has risen to 19, the DMC said in its latest update. A total of 84,943 […]

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Special Tamil Problems, So called Tamil Politicians and Choice for Tamil Masses

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Nimal Tissa Wijetunga The more the Tamil politicians talk about, commemoration of war dead in the North, more they talk about Tamil Elam, more they talk about separatist agenda, more you talk against Buddhism and more you talked about Tamil Genocidal Day, do not expect any reconciliation with the Majority and by doing so, the […]

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7 Really Gross Reasons to Never Eat Meat Again

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

By: Judy M. Courtesy care2.com Editor’s note: This Care2 favorite was originally posted on September 26, 2013. You know the statistics that eating red meat will take years off your life, and you’ve probably heard of pink slime. If, for some reason, you’re still hesitating, here are seven reasons why you might want to think twice before eating your next steak. 1. SUPERBUGS Thinking about turkey […]

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China tells all mosques to raise national flag to ‘promote a spirit of patriotism’

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

report from DAWN -Pakistan All Chinese mosques should raise the national flag to promote a spirit of patriotism” among Muslims, the country’s top Islamic regulatory body has declared, as the Communist Party seeks to tighten its grip on religion. Flags should be hung in a prominent position” in all mosque courtyards, the China Islamic Association […]

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Over 38,000 affected, 8 killed in heavy rains in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 22 (newsin.asia) – The death toll from high winds and rains which lashed out across Sri Lanka since Saturday reached eight on Tuesday while over 38,000 people were affected, the Disaster Management Center said in its latest update. The deaths were reported from the island’s south, north west and east which […]

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The Island fruit that caused a mutiny

Monday, May 21st, 2018

By Laura Kiniry Courtesy BBC 18 May 2018 In French Polynesia, breadfruit is an essential part of both the islanders’ diet and their culture – so much so, that its story is cemented in history. The French Polynesians have a legend about a famine that occurred on the island of Ra’iātea. A family of six were […]

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