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UNITY IS PARAMOUNT!

Friday, November 20th, 2020

BY Dr Sripali Vaiamon As a Democrat from Sri lanka who was not so strongly involved even during  school days, wish to suggest,  in AMERICA as well as CANADA what we predominantly willing  to maintain is  UNITY,among all the neighbours,.I was a broadcaster and after my retirement I migrated to CANADA .As I know PM […]

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“අඹ අත්තේ එල්ලී පණ බේරාගත් ජනපති දරුවා”ගරු ජනාධිපති තුමාගේ පදවිය ප්‍රාප්තියට දැන් වසරයි

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

ගාල්ලේ දෙව්සිරි පී. හේවාවිදාන ලන්ඩන් නුවර සිට ආනන්ද බෝඩිමේ සිටි “ගෝඨා අයියා” ගැන ගාල්ලේ දෙව්සිරි පී. හේවාවිදාන ලන්ඩන් නුවර සිට ලියන රසවත් ලිපිය අද නොවැ 19 ඉරිදා සිළුමිණ පුවත්පතේ 17 වෙනි පිටුවෙන් කියවන්න මා ගාලු මහින්දයෙන් අස් වී ආනන්දයට ආ දිනය මට කිසිවිටක අමතක නොවේ. ආනන්ද බෝඩිමට දෙමාපියන් සමඟ එදා පැමිණි සියලුම ළමයි පඩිපෙළ මතදී […]

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කෝවිඩ් ඇවිත් – ඔබ කොහිද?

Saturday, November 14th, 2020

වාගිස ප්‍රනාන්දු  විසිනි කෝවිඩ් ඇවිත් වනසන විට දිවි            පෙවෙතරටම සොයයි ඔබ කොහිදැයි වී                මවිතගහ කොල සුරකින්න යොදවා අද ඔබේ  සුරතකෙළෙසද ඉන්නේ නිහඩව,දැක         මේ විපත? ඔබ සිටි විටදි සුව පුටුවේ පෙර                යුගයමුළු රට සැනසුනා දැක ජීවිත රැකි           විදියජීවිත රකින එක නොව අද ඇති ලොකු ගැටයවැළලියයුතුද පුච්චනවද මැරුණට පසු    මිනිය සුදුස්සාට සුදුසුම තැන ඇති              ලොවකමිත්‍යාවට වැඩි අගයක් […]

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Mr. Bodhi Dhanapala’s personal attacks on Professor Wimalawansa

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Dr. Stanley Weeraratne.Former Professor, Ruhuna and Rajarata Universities. Editor, Lankaweb, I wish to refer to Mr. Bodhi Dhanapala’s piece titled Dr. Wimalawansa’s scathing attack on Sri Lanka’s superb management of Covid-19” posted on 2 Nov. 2020 in Lankaweb. Mr. Bodhi Dhanapala (D) in his note alleges that Dr. Wimalawansa (W) tried to launch some cheap […]

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Request for donations for Sri Lanka to help with recent Covid-19 outbreak

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Ven. Walpola Piyananda Dear Sir/Madam,  Sri Lanka’s governments’ timely actions from when the COVID-19 virus first entered the country helped keep the situation under control for a long period of time. Recently the situation has quickly escalated and several Covid-19 positive clusters were found from the community. Therefore there is a quarantine curfew currently in […]

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FROM SRI LANKA WITH LOVE-Tribute to Sean Connery (1930-2020)

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Rohan Abeygunawardena,Nugegoda. The 32 year old six footer who thrilled the youths as well as adults in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) in early sixties is no more. His full name is Thomas Sean Connery died on 31 October2020, five days after his 90th birthday. Sean became an overnight sensation when the English movie ‘Dr. No’ […]

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Ahmadiyya Khalifa’s Special Message to Ahmadis & the World Addressing the Global Rise in Islamophobia

Saturday, November 7th, 2020

By A. Abdul Aziz. Supreme Head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (May Allah strengthen his hands) made an appeal for special prayers during his Friday Sermon delivered on 6th November 2020, at Masjid Mubarak, Islamabad, Tilford, U.K.    His Holinesssaid that we pray for ourselves and […]

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God always brings victory for His believers

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

By A. Abdul Aziz. According to the Holy Qur’an those who reject God the Exalted always meet with disgrace and humiliation and this is also proof of their falsehood, for God always brings victory for His believers and they enjoy ascendancy over their enemies. If God did not exist, where does this assistance and succour […]

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මහජන නියෝජිතයින් සහ රාජ්‍යය අතර අභිලාශ ඝට්ඨනය Conflict of Interest වත්මන් අර්බුදයට බලපානා හැටි.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

විජය උඳුපිටිය මහජන නියෝජිතයින්, රාජ්‍ය නිලධාරීන් සහ රජය අතර පමණක් නොව සමාගමක අධ්‍යක්ෂ වරැන්, සේවකයින් සහ සමාගම් අතරත්, සංවිධානයක නිලධාරීන් සහ සංවිධානය අතරත් අභිලාශ ඝට්ටනයන් තිබිය හැක.  සංක්ෂිප්තව පවසන්නේ නම් මහජනයාට සේවා සපයන ආයතන සහ එකී ආයතන මෙහෙයවන නිලධාරීන් අතර තම පෞද්ගලික අභිලාෂයන් සහ ආයතනීය අභිලාෂයන් අතර ගැටුම් වලට අභිලාශ ඝට්ටනය යැයි  කිව හැක. දූෂණය […]

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සංහිදියාව හා හිකාබය

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

විජය උඳුපිටිය පාස්කු බොම්බයත් සමග ඉස්ලාම් අන්තවාදය පමණක් නොව ලිබරල් අන්තවාදය ගැනද සංවාද කලයුතුයැයි මම අදහස් කරමි.  කිසියම් ජන කොට්ඨාසයක සංස්කෘතිය හෝ ඇඳුම් ආයිත්තම් වලට ප්‍රමාණය ඉක්මවා ඉවසා සිටීමද ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී අන්තවාදය නොහොත් ලිබරල් අන්තවාදය යැයි කිව යුතුය.  ඒ ගැන කථා කරන්නාට “ජාති වාදියා” යැයි කීමට පෙර දෙවරක් සිතා බැලිය යුතුය. අපේ පාරවල්වල ප්‍රථම වරට හිකාබය […]

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SL born lawyer Vanushi elected New Zealand MP

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lankan born Vanushi Walters of New Zealand’s Labour Party has won the race to be Upper Harbour MP in northwest Auckland, taking over from retiring National MP Paula Bennett, Stuff. CO. NZ reported today. She claimed a narrow victory over National candidate Jake Bezzant, a former tech company chief executive […]

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20වන සංශශෝධනය හමුශේ නව දේශපාලනයක් සඳහා ජනතාව විසින් පත්කළ වයවස්ථාදායකය ශක්තිමත්ව කටයුතු කළ යුතුයි.

Friday, October 16th, 2020

මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශය: තොරතුරු තාක්ෂණ වෘත්තීයවේදීන්ගේ සංසදය

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Cosmopolitanism characterized Kandy under the Kings

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror From the 16 th. to the 18 th.,Century, Jesus could be easily adopted as one of the Hindu gods like Vishnu and Natha and looked upon as a benevolent being. Virgin Mary could be absorbed as Pattini, Prof. Gananath Obeyesekere points out. Under the Sinhala Kings, Kandy showed a remarkable degree of […]

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Thriving mind as a tool, which develop mental resilience & well being by small better choices each day

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Happy Soma Global Spiritual Art Center – Sunil Gamage- Director Covid -19 has inflicted enormous stress into individuals, families, groups, companies; the way what they have been doing in everyday life. Human factor enhances in everyday life when they engage and sustain positive behavior with qualities of focus, empathy, collaboration, inclusion, etc. However, people cannot […]

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Book Review :-Colonialism in Sri Lanka; Plantation Economy 1833 – 1867 – Author Dr. Asoka Bandarage

Friday, September 11th, 2020

By Palitha Senanayake A read through the scholarly work of Dr. Asoka Bandarage, or more appropriately the study of that voluminous material, posit the question whether such extensive dialectics is necessary, at this stage, on the evolution of an economy of a small country that has suffered under colonialism for over three centuries.  The relevance […]

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Travel with Chatura @ Lankagama , Sri Lanka – 23rd September 2017

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

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“පාංශු” සිනමා සිත්තම : සංහිඳියාවේ සභ්‍යත්වය ලෙස

Sunday, September 6th, 2020

බන්දුල චන්ද්‍රසේකර විසාකේස චන්ද්‍රෙස්කරම්ගේ  පාංශු” මෙරට සිදු වු දේශපාලන සංසිද්ධියක් විෂය කරගත්  සිනමා නිර්මාණයකි. 1988⁄89  දේශප්‍රේමී”  නැගිටීම, කුරිරු රාජ්‍ය මර්දනය හා පුද්ගල අතුරුදහන්වීම් සහ දේශපාලන ඝාතන එහි පසුබිම් කතාව වේ. අතුරුදහන් වූ කැරලිකරුවෙකුගේ මවකගේ (බබා නෝනා) දෘෂ්ඨියෙන් දිග හැරෙන කතා තේමාව සහ සිද්ධි සමූහය, එම කැරලිකාර පසුබිමට වඩා ඉන් වසර 6 ට පසු එළ‍ඹි පශ්චාත් […]

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Sri Lankan Couple Spends Wedding Day Feeding the Homeless

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Courtesy NEXTSHARK A newlywed couple in Sri Lanka decided to do a kind gesture for the needy on their special day.  ishan Thilakshanaabout a month ago ගුරුදෙවිඳුන් ගෙන් අහලා තියෙන්නේ මංපුතේ,දන් දෙන්න පුළුවන් වේලාවේ දෙන්න පුළුවන් හොදම දේ වටිම දේ දන් දෙන්න කියලා.💝 අතේ තියන සතේ හරි වියදන් කරලා මනුස්සයෙක්ගේ කුසක් පුරවන්න හිතුනු හැම මොහොතේදීම […]

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Asoka Bandarage on the timely new edition of her classic book “Colonialism in Sri Lanka

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Vimukti Publishing Dr. Asoka Bandarage discusses the new edition of her book “Colonialism in Sri Lanka: The Political Economy of the Kandyan Highlands from 1833-1886.” This second expanded edition includes a significant new chapter, Neocolonialism in Sri Lanka, 2020, assessing the beleaguered state of Sri Lankan sovereignty in the midst of 2020, under the powerful […]

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Muthuswamy Master gave Sinhala film music a contemporary touch

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Muthuswamy Master, who invested Sinhala film music with a new sound on par with Indian films, came to Sinhala films with Sri Lanka;’s first feature film Kadawanu Poronduwa (Broken Promise) as a member of Music director R.Naranaya Iyer’s orchestra and stayed on to make a mark. Colombo, August 30 (Facebook): Incomparable master composer […]

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Neocolonialism vs sovereignty in Sri Lanka

Friday, August 28th, 2020

By ASOKA BANDARAGE Courtesy Asia Times On August 5, a new government was elected in Sri Lanka, bringing down the previous regime associated with the Central Bank bond scam, the Easter Sunday bomb attacks and controversial international agreements. The new government has come into office with a two-thirds majority in parliament, promising to bring prosperity, security and communal harmony to […]

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Best Vietnam War Movies | Maya Girl | English Subtitles

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

V-Sense – Top Vietnamese Movies

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Human nature is in itself evidence of the existence of God Almighty.

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

by A. Abdul Aziz Human nature is in itself evidence of the existence of God Almighty, for there are certain evils which human nature inherently abhors. For example, entering incestuous relationships with one’s mother, sister or daughter; coming into contact with urine, bodily excrements or other similar types of filth; falsehood and indeed all such […]

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The Baseless & Diabolical Claim Of Tamil Genocide In Sri Lanka It’s Genesis and The Way to Eliminate It – A New Zealand Perspective-Webinar 16.8.20

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM FRCP(UK)FRACP( Aust/NZ) Wellington New Zealand The about 10% Tamil minority in Sri Lanka were the privileged minority of one hundred and fifty years of the Divide and Rule” British Colonial administration, while the about 75% Sinhalese majority were the oppressed and disadvantaged majority, as they posed  the greatest threat to the […]

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Insisting on sight as the determining factor for belief in God

Saturday, August 15th, 2020

By A. Abdul Aziz. Those who do not believe in the Existence of God,  primarily contend that they would believe in God if they could see Him. It always surprises since people perceive different types of physical properties through different senses; for example, [some properties are perceived through] sight, others through touch, or smell, or […]

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The Vegan Muslim Initiative-Don’t Kill An Animal This Eid

Monday, July 27th, 2020

Vegan Muslim Initiative No, I am not going to sacrifice an animal this Eid-ul-Adha nor am I going to pay someone to do it for me. Instead, my sacrifice is going to be of a non animal nature and yes, it is religiously sanctioned and justified. I saw animals being slaughtered when I was a boy […]

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The political culture in Sri Lanka is misogynist

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Ambika Satkunanathan We must acknowledge torture is a problem  Laws alone cannot achieve social change  Media should not sexualize and infantilize women  Nationalism has the power to empower as well as to enslave The normalization of violence in Sri Lanka is a deep seated social problem, says Ambika Satkunanathan, who is a lawyer and human […]

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Death of Dhanasiri Weerasinghe – Funeral oration by Dr. Ranjith Hettiarachi

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Dr. Ranjith Hettiarachi delivered the Funeral Oration WEERASINGHE. — Dhanasiri H.A. Son of Hector and Vivien Weerasinghe. Passed away peacefully on the 7th of July 2020 at home in Melbourne surrounded by family. He was best known in Sri Lanka for his cricketing prowess as an all-rounder. He attended Ananda College, Colombo, captaining the Ananda […]

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A narrative of deep commitment to two beloved countries-Lord Naseby’s SRI LANKA- Paradise Lost Paradise Regained

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Review by Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island The title of this book comes from a line in an epic poem by John Milton on England’s Civil War. Although the book is a narrative of the many contributions by the Author to further the interests of Sri Lanka, it is more about the armed conflict and […]

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The Unlocking: Secret lives of my neighbours

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

By Indu Balachandran/www.medium.com Lockdown in Chennai? Well, not quite in my building. In the past three months of lockdown, a lot of un-locking has happened — unknown talents, unspoken dreams, unexpected actions. Don’t tell anyone, but I am going to reveal a few things about my neighbours I believed I knew for years — without […]

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