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කොළඹ ප‍්‍රධාන තැපැල් කාර්යාලය පවරා ගැනීමට විරෝධය

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

සභාපති – ලංකා තැපැල්  සේවා සංගමය ගරු අමාත්‍ය අබ්දුල් හලීම් මැතිතුමා, තැපැල්, තැපැල් සේවා හා මුස්ලිම් ආගමික කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශය, 6 සහ 7 වැනි මහල, තැපැල් මූලස්ථනාන ගොඩනැගිල්ල, 310, ඞී.ආර්. විජේවර්ධන මාවත, කොළඹ 10. ගරු අමාත්‍යතුමානි, කොළඹ ප‍්‍රධාන තැපැල් කාර්යාලය පවරා ගැනීමට විරෝධය පළකිරීම 09. 08 වන දින තැපැල් හා තැපැල් සේවා හා මුස්ලිම් ආගමික කටයුතු […]

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SRI LANKA: Innocent man illegally tortured and arrested by Padukka Police

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION-URGENT APPEAL PROGRAMME Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information that Mr. Mahinda Dammika Manawadu was illegally arrested and severely tortured by police officers attached to the Padukka Police Station. After Dammika got into a dispute with the owner of the garage where his three-wheeler was under repair, the […]

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Sri Lanka minister takes cover after close shave

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera http://www.economynext.com/Sri_Lanka_minister_takes_cover_after_close_shave-3-8756-10.html News Item quotes that the Hon Minister of Transport has gone to India to seek divine help to beat the railway strikers or Private bus owners or Three wheeler drivers.The news gossips about his shaving of the hair presumably to get rid of the ticks” ( Ticka’s -how we called railway […]

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‘මට මතක නෑ.. මං දන්නේ නෑ..’ ගම්මන්පිලට අන්නන්න ගෙන ආ බ්‍රයන්ටත් රවීගේ ලෙඩේම හැදේ..

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

– අරවින්ද අතුකෝරල lanka C news පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී උදය ගම්මන්පිල කූට ලේඛණ සෑදූ බවට චෝදනා කිරීමට ඔස්ට්‍රේලියාවෙන් ගෙන් වූ බ්‍රයන් ෂැඩික් පවසන්නේ බොරු බව ජනාධිපති නීතිඥ ශවේන්ද්‍ර ප්‍රනාන්දු සාක්ෂි සහිතව පෙන්වා දීමෙන් පසු ඔහුගේ හරස් ප්‍රශ්න වලට දිගින් දිගටම පිලිතුරු සැපයුවේ ‘මං දන්නේ නෑ.. මට මතක නෑ’ යනුවෙනි. එවිට ජනාධිපති නීතිඥ ශවේන්ද්‍ර ප්‍රනාන්දු අධිකරණය අමතමින්, ‘ස්වාමිනි, […]

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SRI LANKA: Female migrant-worker expresses harassment in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION-URGENT APPEAL PROGRAM Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding Mrs. K A Nilanthi Karunarathna. A resident of Baddegama Police Division, she migrated to Saudi Arabia as a domestic helper on 19 January 2015. Within several months at her employer’s house she started to experience severe harassments and […]

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An overlooked blooper

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A few days ago the eastern Indian media took Prime Minister Narendra Modi to task for claiming that Sri Lanka’s national anthem was composed by Bengali Poet Rabindranath Tagore. On my international visits, I feel proud to say that Tagore composed national anthems of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India,” Prime Minister […]

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සිල් රෙද්දෙන් බෙල්ල කැපීම 

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න  මහින්ද  රාජපක්ෂ  සිංහලබෞද්ධ රටේ   පාලකයාවූ සමයේ,,සම්බුද්ධ ජයන්තිය සැමරීම සඳහා උවසු  උවෑ සි යන්ට සිල් රෙදි බෙදා දුනමැනවැය් ජාතියේ මුරදේවතාවන් වන මහා සංඝ රත්නය විසින්  කරන ලද ඉල්ලීම,තම රටේ සංස්කෘතියට  අනුව ගවුරවයෙන් පිළිගත් ඒ පාලකයාතම යුතුකම නොපිරිහෙලා ඉටුකළේය .බෝසත් රජවරු විසින් වසර 2600කට වැඩි කාලයක් තිස්සේ  ජාතියේ මුරදේවතාවන් විසින් කරන ලද මග පෙන්වීම […]

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SRI LANKA FISHING INDUSTRY NEEDS REVOLUTIONARY THINKING ………

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Please see the video clip to see how Maldivian catch Tuna Our ignorant fishermen go out to sea for 21 days with few ice blocks and bags of salt and return with rotten fish .The fish we eat bought in Supermarkets and  from fish mongers are rotten ,iced fro weeks .We are […]

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A Leader is only as good as the team that He surrounds himself with….

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera /CEO Walkrs Colombo Shipyard           http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/A-leader-is-only-as-good-as-team-he-surrounds-himself-with-136800.html Quoted from a feature article in Sunday newspaper …………. I read this article in the Sunday paper  and I am of the opinion that all ministers ,including Minister of Megapolis should learn from President Premadasa President and the  Housing minister  were not Oxford or Harvard educated. […]

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පළාත් සභා සංශෝධන යෝජනාව අතර කාරක සභා අවස්ථා යෝජනාවක් මගින් පළාත් සභා ඡන්දය කල් දාන්න නැවතත් රජයේ උත්සාහයක්

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය කැෆේ සංවිධානය ඉදිරි සතියේ දී පළාත් සභා සංශෝධනයට යෝජනාවක් ඉදිරිපත් කොට කාරක සභා අවස්ථාවේ දී පළාත් සභා ඡන්දය කල් දමා ගැනීමට ප්‍ර‍තිපාදන සපයා ගැනීමට රජය කපටි ක්‍ර‍ම විරෝධී උත්සාහයක නිරත වන බව කැෆේ සංවිධානයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා පවසයි. පලාත් සභා ඡන්ද විමසීමේ පනතේ නාම යෝජනා පත්‍ර‍යට 30% කාන්තා නියෝජනයක් […]

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මියන්මාර්  රෝහින්ග්යා මුස්ලිම් ජනතාවට ලංකාවට එන ලෙසට එස් එම් මරික්කාර්, අසාද් සාලි, සහ අමාත්‍ය රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන් ආරාධනා කළ බවට අසත්‍ය තොරතුරු

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

අසාද් සාලි මියන්මාර්  රෝහින්ග්යා මුස්ලිම් ජනතාවට ලංකාවට එන ලෙසට එස් එම් මරික්කාර්, අසාද් සාලි, සහ අමාත්‍ය රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන් ආරාධනා කළ බවට අසත්‍ය තොරතුරු මේ දිනවල පැතිර යමින් තිබේ. ලංකාවේ සිටින ජනතාවට ද නිදහසේ ජීවත්වීමට අවස්ථාවක් නොමැති පරිසරයක් තුල විදේශීය මුස්ලිම් ජනතාවට අප මෙරටට ආරාධනා කරනු ඇත්දැයි විමසා බැලිය යුතුව තිබේ. උතුරු නැගෙනහිර පදිංචි වී සිටි […]

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Scientifically refuting NIST theory of WTC 7 Collapse

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Here is the preliminary report on the findings of University of Alaska, Fairbanks which undertook a study to determine what would have caused the collapse of WTC 7 Building and their findings to date is that the internal fires could not have caused the collapse of the building as per the NIST’s claim and the […]

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SRI LANKA: Domestic violence and sexual assault complaint not investigated by Godakawela Police

Friday, September 15th, 2017

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Dear Friends, According to the information that the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received, Ms. Sashikala Maduwanthi Dharmapalain was severely assaulted by her husband’s family on 14 August 2017. Although she made a domestic violence and sexual assault complaint to the police on the very same […]

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Crocodile mauls a Jounalist and jewels of an Elephant……….News

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera There were days when Jounalists were killed by thugs after abducting in white vans .Now crocs living around parliament may have been trained by the clowns in the house to start mauling journalists and the elephants” who are culprits .Sadly crocodile did not diffentiate white and brown journalist and a unsuspecting elephant […]

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PRESIDENTIAL EXPORT AWARDS TODAY  AT BMICH….

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera EDB invited me as a boat builder to the award ceremony today and watched how exporters of Sri Lanka Tea ,Apparel ,fish ,cineman,coconut shells ,Gems ,few rubber products flowers ,ornamental fish ,herbal products,gift items  etc etc garbbing gold plated awards . Apparel exporters took the centre stage reminding me the days of […]

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Are the Russian Really Planning Another Armed Intervention?

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

By Afshain Afzal Nervous over the Russo-Belarus joint military exercise, Zapad-2017” which just started, neighbouring countries seems much perturbed. The theme of the exercise is uprising in Belarus by fifth columnists, followed by series of attacks by terrorists and backed by a fictitious country called Veishnoria. Russian forces are deployed to Belarus to help crush […]

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SRI LANKA AHMADIYYA CONVENTION (JALSA SALANA) – 2017

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

by A. Abdul Aziz The Annual Convention (Jalsa Salana) of Sri Lanka Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at was held on Sunday the 10 September 2017 at Ahmadiyya Fazl Mosque premises Periyamulla, Negombo chaired by National President A.H. Nasir Ahmad. Ahmadi Muslims throughout the country attended this one day convention. Topics on various subjects include the blessings of […]

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Emeritus Prof. Jayadeva Thilakasiri – Personal Website

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

  http://arts.pdn.ac.lk/classical/jt.htm ·  Honorary member of UNIMA. ·  President, German Dharmaduta Society, Sri Lanka ·  Emeritus Professor of Sanskrit, Department of Classical Languages, University of Peradeniya ·  Professor of Sanskrit, Department of Classical Languages, University of Peradeniya (1968 – 1982) ·  Associate Professor in Sanskrit, Department of Classical Languages, University of Peradeniya ·  Senior Lecturer […]

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Government is trying to sell Fishery Harbour Corporation office and harbours ……JVP

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  I can see that JVP is so bankrupt because they have already lost the grass root level of support from youngsters ,hence they are trying their best to catch the audience by uttering nonsense . That may be the reason why they talk utter nonsense about fishery harbours being sold .Mutwal/Modera fishery […]

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SLFP’S FUTURE In Game of Thrones, game changes radically

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

By Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy The Daily Mirror Chandrika faction fails to understand MR is the biggest brand the SLFP has I had been requested by Mr. Bandaranaike to meet him every Wednesday with Mervyn de Silva.”  – Elmo Gooneratne, Reminiscences, CT,September 8, 2017. When the British uncovered Soviet spies in the Establishment, they often looked the […]

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H. K. D. Chandrasoma’s Case: A Reply to D. B. S. Jeyaraj [1]

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Dharshan Weerasekera, Attorney-at-law D. B. S. Jeyaraj, the LTTE propagandist sometimes also known to masquerade as a ‘journalist,’ has written a lengthy commentary on the judgment in H. K. D. Chandrasoma’s case, published in the Daily Mirror of 19th August 2017 and titled, ‘Federalism is not Separatism, rules the Supreme Court.’ As far as I […]

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The SC Ruling on ITAK and its Seminal Importance to Discussions of ‘Federalism’ in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Dharshan Weerasekera, Attorney-at-Law [Author’s note:  The present paper is intended to be read with a previous paper of mine titled, ‘H. K. D. Chandrasoma’s Case:  A Response to D. B. S. Jeyaraj,’ published in lankaweb.  For the convenience of readers that article is republished along with this one] On 21st August 2017, I published an […]

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Paradigms of Land Policy for Sri Lanka: A Review Article

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

by Dr. Sudath Gunasekara (SLAS) A pre-publication copy of the monograph titled Sri Lanka: Land Policy for Sustainable Development, authored by Gerald Peiris (Professor Emeritus of the University of Peradeniya) which is due to be released on 15 September 2015, has been sent to me with an invitation to evaluate it. In undertaking this task […]

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Seize! Detain! Kill! — Sri Lanka Readying Legislation to Kill its Dogs!

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Champa Fernando Secretary, KACPAW (Kandy Association for Community Protection through Animal Welfare) A worldwide petition protesting to Minister Faiszer Musthapha, Hon. Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government, to not to legalize killing of dogs in Sri Lanka has gained close to 30,000 signatures within a week from across the world and within Sri Lanka. […]

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Following the orders of his superior has been accepted as a valid defense by some Courts of law.

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Senaka Weeraratna Attorney at Law On June 4, 1921, the legal doctrine of superior orders was invoked during the German Military Trials that took place after World War I: One of the most famous of these trials was the case of Lieutenant Karl Neumann, who was a U-boat captain accused of the sinking of the […]

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කෙරවලපිටිය කි.වෝ. 300   විදුලි බලාගාර ටෙන්ඩරය කඩාකප්පල් CCEM බලපෑමෙන් ‘විදුලි ඉංජිනේරු මාෆියාව හා හදිසි ඩිසල් විදුලි සැපයුම්කරුවන්‘ ට ඉල්ලමක් පෑදේ

Monday, September 11th, 2017

මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රය කෙරවලපිටිය LNG විදුලි බලාගාර ඉදි කිරීම ටෙන්ඩරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් රාජ්‍ය නිලධාරීන් හා දේශපාලන නායකත්වය අතර ඇතිවී ඇති ගැටුම හේතුවෙන් විදුලි බිල ඉහළ අනිවාර්යයෙන්ම සිදුවනු ඇතැයි ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍ර‍යේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් පවසයි. කෙරවලපිටිය විදුලි බලාගාරයට අදාළ ටෙන්ඩරය තාක්ෂණික කමිටු නිර්දේශ මත තෝරාගත් […]

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Parliamentarian proposes setting up common memorial for Tamils….News Item

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Dr Sarath Madduma Banda Obeysekera Quote from Wikepedia Ellāḷaṉ is traditionally presented as being a just king even by the Sinhalese.[10] The Mahavamsa states that he ruled ‘with even justice toward friend and foe, on occasions of disputes at law,[11] and elaborates how he even ordered the execution of his son on the basis of a heinous religious crime. […]

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Hurling stone at AG’s Department

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

By Hemantha Warnakulasuriya Courtesy The Island September 10, 2017, 12:00 pm When bookie Mukthar was chained to the hospital bed, accused of violating foreign exchange regulations and being charged before the Criminal Justice Commission, J. R. Jayewardene made a promise to the people that he would abolish those heinous laws and create a dhamista samajayak (a […]

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GMOAට වචනයක්‌

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

මහාචාර්ය චූලා ගුණසේකර හිටපු පීඨාධිපති පේරාදෙණිය විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින දේශපාලකයන්ට විවිධ අදහස්‌ ඇත. ඒවා බොහෝ විට තම පටු පුද්ගලික අරමුණු ඉටුකර ගැනීමට උපකාරී වන ඒවාය. නමුත් රජයේ වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරීන්ගේ ආයතනයක්‌ මෙවැනි පටු සිතුවිලිවලට ඉහළින් සිටිය යුතුය. නමුත් ඔබ කොතරම් දෛනික යුක්‌ති සාධනය කළත් ඔබ සංගමය දේශපාලනීකරණය වී ඇති බව දැන් පැහැදිලිය. එසේ කියන්නේ ඔබගේ ක්‍රියාදාමයන් […]

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MAHINDA MEETS RANIL

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Courtesy The Nation  Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met with former President and incumbent MP Mahinda Rajapaksa for a unscheduled discussion this week to discuss Local Government elections, the postponement of which continues. The political discussion took place on the evening of September 7 at the Parliamentary complex premises with Joint Opposition (JO) MPs Dinesh Gunawardena […]

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