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THE DEBT RESTRUCTURING CONTROVERSY IN SRI LANKA
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
The information on the debt restructuring of Sri Lanka shows that it has become a serious controversy among many people, despite this situation ordinary people in the country have no idea about the controversy. Some information publishes in the media and much of them have limited to policymakers. As the process of restructuring involved diverse organizations which provided debt facilities to the country with different objectives and some organisations have been involved with the process with strange conditions which cannot disclose to the public and insist on various conditions that may not be justifiable and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

Queen Victoria Statue
Chanaka Bandarage
A giant statue of Queen Victoria is currently on display at Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 7, next to Kalabhawana. It is bigger than her life size. It is a magnificent creation. This statue was constructed in England to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and sent to Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) for public display. It was in the year 1897. The writer believes that a number of similar statutes were constructed and sent to various British colonies to commemorate the ‘great occasion'. Queen Victoria was the Queen of England for the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

“The Doctor in the Society: A Sri Lankan Perspective”
Courtesy Thuppahis.com
Dr. Sarath Gamini De Silva: Plenary lecture delivered at the Colombo Medical Congress. 24th Nov 2022, where his chosen title was  “The Doctor in the Society: A Sri Lankan Perspective” I thank the organizers for inviting me  to talk on a very relevant  topic at a time when the role of the educated  in society is becoming the focus of the people as well as the members of our own profession. I am known to be somewhat blunt calling a spade a spade in expressing my opinion as I strongly believe that diplomacy often fails to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

වියට්නාම් කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂයෙන්ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට ඖෂධ පරිත්‍යාගයක්..
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂයේ ඉල්ලීම පරිදි මෙරටට පරිත්‍යාග කෙරුණු එම ඖෂධ තොගය අද දින  (2022.11.28) කොළඹ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලයේ දී අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා වෙත භාර දුන්නේය.  අදාල  ඖෂධ තොගය කඩිනමින් ඖෂධ හිඟ රෝහල වෙත බෙදා හැරීමට ක්‍රියා කෙරෙයි. මෙම අවස්ථාවට වියට්නාම් තානාපති (Ho thi thanh truc)හෝ තායි තාන් ට්‍රක්, අමාත්‍ය කෙහෙළිය රඹුක්වැල්ල,රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය සිසිර ජයකොඩි, පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී වීරසුමන වීරසිංහ, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂයේ ප්‍රධාන ලේකම් ජී. වීරසිංහ ඇතුළු නිලධාරීහු පිරිසක්  එක්ව සිටියහ.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

බලශක්ති සහයෝගීතාවය සම්බන්ධයෙන්  අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා සහ එක්සත් අරාබි එමීර් රාජ්‍ය යේ තානාපති Khaled Nasser AlAmeri අතර සාකච්ඡාවක්..
 අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධය අංශය
ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ බලශක්ති ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ ආයෝජන සඳහා විශාල විභවයක් පවතින බව එක්සත් අරාබි ජනරජයේ තානාපති Khaled Nasser AlAmeri පැවසීය. ද්විපාර්ශ්වික සහයෝගීතාව සහ නව ආයෝජන පිළිබඳව සාකච්ඡා කිරීම සඳහා කොළඹ,අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලයේදී අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා හමුවූ අවස්ථාවේදී  ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පුනර්ජනනීය බලශක්ති ව්‍යාපෘති සඳහා ආයෝජනය කිරීමට උනන්දුවක් දක්වන බව එක්සත් අරාබි එමීර් රාජ්‍ය යේ තානාපතිවරයා සඳහන් කළේය. පුනර්ජනනීය බලශක්ති ක්ෂේත්‍රයට අමතරව කෘෂිකර්මාන්තය සහ කාර්මික ක්ෂේත්‍ර වැනි නව ක්ෂේත්‍රවල ආයෝජනය කිරීමට දැන් අවස්ථාව පවතින බව අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා මෙහිදී පෙන්වා දුන්නේය. සංවර්ධන කටයුතු සඳහා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට ලබා දී ඇති සහයෝගය මෙන්ම වර්තමාන ආර්ථික ගැටලුවලින් ඉක්මනින්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

රුසියාව ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ස්වෛරීභාවය වෙනුවෙන් සැමවිටම පෙනී සිටි විශ්වාසවන්ත මිතුරෙක්   - අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධය අංශය
රුසියාව ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ස්වෛරීභාවය වෙනුවෙන් සැමවිටම පෙනී සිටි විශ්වාසවන්ත මිතුරෙක් බව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා පවසයි. කොළඹ, අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලයේදී  පසුගියදා නව රුසියානු තානාපති Levan S. Dzhagaryan මහතා හම වූ අවස්ථාවේදී අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේය.  දශක ගණනාවකට පෙර ඔරුවල වානේ කර්මාන්ත ශාලාවක් සහ කැලණියේ ටයර් කම්හලක් පිහිටුවමින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ කාර්මීකරණයට සෝවියට් සංගමය ලබා දුන් සහයෝගය අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා මෙහිදී  සිහිපත් කළේය. ශ්‍රී ලාංකික සිසුන්ට  ලුමුම්බා   රුසියානු විශ්ව විද්‍යාලවල  පිරිනමන ශිෂ්‍යත්ව පිළිබඳව ද අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා  ස්තූතිය පළකළේය.  ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ආර්ථික ප්‍රගතිය සඳහා රුසියාවේ උපරිම සහයෝගය ලබාදෙන බව තානාපතිවරයා මෙහිදී අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයාට සහතික විය. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව තුළ රුසියානු මහා පරිමාණ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

The journalists who revealed about Thilini’s father are receiving death threats
Courtesy National Alert
The program ‘Truth with Chamuditha’ made the most revelations about the investment company run by Thilini Priyamali in the World Trade Complex. Recently the  ‘Truth with Chamuditha’ made another hair straightening revelation. The ‘Truth with Chamuditha’ program revealed that Thilini’s father is former JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe. They exposed this with evidence. With that revelation, Keerthi Ratnayake has received death threats from unidentified group. Moreover, he continues to receive harassing phone calls. So far, the “Truth with Chamuditha” YouTube channel and Facebook page have received thousands of reader responses. When analyzing them carefully, an operation targeting... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh ports to boost connectivity
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
It is commendable that Sri Lanka opened their eyes, ( though whoever is in the above picture is sleeping ) and take meaningful action to further develop transshipment trade with  Bangladesh Hopefully SAG5, and CICT joined hands on this mission SLPA port is having difficulties in finding funds to complete ECT as early as possible to attract more and more Megaliners  to Colombo to help transshipment developing to Europe and the Middle East Does one wonder whether Adani who invests in WCT which was given to India also joined... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

"කොහොමද එහෙම වුණේ?..."බිලියන 390ක් දැම්මේ ඇයි ? කවුද ඒ තීන්දුව ගත්තේ ?
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/ZVzbUbpQhk4... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

Sri Lanka Central Bank sees inflation to cool from 70% to 4% by end 2023: Report
Courtesy The Hindustan Times
Sri Lanka’s inflation is expected to significantly cool in the coming months after peaking near 70% this year, and the nation may gradually relax a currency band as inflows improve, central bank governor Nandalal Weerasinghe said. Sri Lanka’s Central bank governor Nandalal Weerasinghe expects that the country's inflation will substantially decrease in the coming months with gradual relaxation in currency band as inflows improve. This positive prediction comes after the nation saw inflation rising to massive 70% earlier in the year. Consumer price gains “will continue on the disinflation path,” Weerasinghe... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

SHOULD WE CURTAIL THE COST OF PRODUCTION OR INFLATION?
By Shivanthi ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
Last Friday (25 November 2022) at the event, Driving Towards a Resurgent Economy, organised by the Business Economics Studies Association of the University of Colombo, delivering a keynote speech Central Bank Governor, Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe defended the high interest rates.  Currently, inflation is on the wrong side of two-digit numbers. Thus certain sectors, acknowledged Dr. Weerasinghe, as construction are hit hard by the ongoing economic crisis. “Inflation is only 70 per cent, but the prices of cement and other raw materials have gone up by 300 per cent,” pointed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

80% school attendance a must for A/L exam from 2023
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Education Ministry announced today that 80% school attendance is mandatory for students appearing for the G.C.E. Advanced Level (A/L) examination from next year. A notice on this directive was issued by the Ministry today. Earlier, following a letter from the Education Secretary, it was announced that it was not necessary to confirm 80% attendance only for students appearing for the 2022 A/L examination. (Chaturanga Pradeep Samarawickrama)... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

176 Specialist doctors go before Court against 60 years compulsory retirement
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Filing a writ petition before Court of Appeal, about 176 consultant specialist doctors have challenged the government's decision to reduce their compulsory retirement age to 60 years. The petitioners are Specialist Consultants in varied fields of medicine including Cardiology, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Oncology, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Haematology, Opthalmogy, Histopatholy, Anaesthesia, Paediatrics and Auto-Rhinolaryngology. When this petition came up before Court of Appeal two-judge-bench comprising Justice Sobitha Rajakaruna and Justice Dhammika Ganepola issued notices on the respondents including the Cabinet of Ministers, the Minister of Health and the Director General of Health Services returnable... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

Jalani Premadasa had called GR asking for PM post for Sajith’ - Diana claims
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
State Minister of Tourism Diana Gamage today claimed in Parliament that Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa's wife, Jalani Premadasa had telephoned former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa asking for the premiership for her husband when Gotabaya was the President.  https://youtu.be/0XOP2dpD-pk "Not only the Opposition Leader, but his wife too had called Gotabaya Rajapaksa asking him for the opportunity to allow Sajith to become the Prime Minister. Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa had shared this with us," Gamage said.  She further warned Sajith in Parliament saying that if he continued organizing protests,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

Nuwara Kalaviya is on Death Row
by Garvin Karunaratne.
I give below the Summary of my book: Nuwara Kalaviya(2020): I can understand disasters caused by Natural Calamities, but I cannot come to terms with the demise and destruction of the ancient irrigation tanks and its unique agricultural cultivation system in Nuwara Kalaviya. The demise of the irrigation tanks began with the abolition of Rajakariya, by the Colebrook and Cameron Reforms of 1833. However, the Government Agents and the Cultivation Committees established under the Paddy Lands Act organized paddy cultivation and managed the distribution of irrigation water. When the Paddy lands... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/22)

Dangers of 13a to both India & Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge
India’s intel chief is to arrive in Sri Lanka for talks with the President. Top on the agenda should be 13a but not to canvass for its implementation, but to discuss the dangers that underlie its implementation for Sri Lanka, India & entire South Asia. In 2021, 4 actions by US raised eyebrows about where relations between US & India stood. While India is the world’s biggest vaccine maker it relies on US exports for raw materials which were banned by US & diverted to US vaccine production... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/22)

Resolving the ethnic issue: Thinking and acting outside the box is the pathway to a solution, not bellowing old, failed tunes
By Raj Gonsalkorale
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results -Albert Einstein A challenge for all political parties.  Why not a second chamber with equal representation for Tamils, Sinhalese, and Muslims? The momentum for resolving the ethnic issue that has bedeviled the country since independence has taken a fresh urgency with the President calling on all parties to convene to discuss the issue and resolve it before the 75th year of independence in 2023. As reported in Ada Derana, it is understood that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/22)

බුදුන්වහන්සේ ලොවට දෙසු ප්‍රථම වචන කීපය ධම්මචක්කප්පවත්තන සූත්‍රයේ පලමුවන ගාථාව:
තිස්ස ගුණතිලක 
"ද්වෙමෙ, භික්ඛවෙ, අන්තා පබ්බජිතෙන න සෙවිතබ්බා. කතමෙ ද්වෙ? යො චායං කාමෙසු කාමසුඛල්ලිකානුයොගො හීනො ගම්මො පොථුජ්ජනිකො අනරියො අනත්ථසංහිතො, යො චායං අත්තකිලමථානුයොගො" පබ්බජිතෙන - ආර්ය මාර්ගයට  පිවිසෙන තැනැත්තා  න සෙවිතබ්බා  -. ආශ්‍රය නොකල යුතු ද්වෙමෙ අන්තා - අන්ත දෙකකි කාමසුඛල්ලිකානුයොගො යනු ශරීරයට අධික සැප සම්පත් ලබාදීම බවත් අත්තකිලමථානුයොගො යනු ශරීරයට අධික දුක්දීම බවත් සමහර ගිහි පැවිදි දේශකයින් අදටත් අපට කියාදෙයි. සත්‍ය ධර්මයේ විශ්වීය (universality) බව අමතක කරනා මොවුන් ශරීරයට අධික සැපත් දුකත් දිය හැක්කේ සමාජයේ එක්තරා කොටසකට පමනක් බව අමතක කරති. එවිට ධර්මයේ ඇති විශ්වීය ස්වාභාවය ගිලිහී යයි. උදාහරනයක් ලෙස... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/22)

KHUSHI ABORTION RISE IN SRI LANKA
By, Professor Dr. Nishan C. Wijesinha
The use of KHUSHI Abortion Pill Kit in Sri Lanka has risen above an average of over ten thousand units, commencing from the first quarter of June 2022 to October 2022. The 2015 Presidential election manifesto, of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, offered a complete economic and development restructuring package, from the “Mahinda Chinthanaya”; which went under sabotage, and was aborted by elements which projected elsewise.   In 2020, the people gave a clear mandate of 6.9 Million votes to Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, to restore the lost, which too, came... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/22)

Why Do Americans Hate Putin?
MIKE WHITNEY  Courtesy The Unz Review
Why do Americans hate Putin? Tucker Carlson thinks he knows. Here’s what he said: “… Democrats in Washington have told you it’s your patriotic duty to hate Vladimir Putin. It’s not a suggestion. It’s a mandate. Anything less than hatred for Putin is treason.Many Americans have obeyed this directive. They now dutifully hate Vladimir Putin. Maybe you’re one of them. Hating Putin has become the central purpose of America’s foreign policy. It’s the main thing that we talk about. Entire cable channels are now devoted to it. Very soon, that hatred... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/22)

BIG FOCUS | කොළඹ වරාය නගර ව්‍යාපෘතිය හා යළි නැගිටින ශ්‍රී ලංකාව
Ada Derana
  https://youtu.be/PMIcE3-kf-I... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/22)

දෙමළ භාෂාවෙන් නීතිය ඉගෙනීමේ අයිතිය දෙමළ ජනතාවගෙන් අහිමි කිරීමට එරෙහිව දෙමළ ජනතා අයිතීන් වෙනුවෙන් පෙනී ඉන්නා අය ඉදිරිපත් නොවන්නේ ඇයි?
ෆීනික්ස් නීති සංග්‍රහය,වෛද්‍ය තිලක පද්මා සුබසිංහ අනුස්මරණ නීති අධ්‍යාපන වැඩසටහන
දෙමළ භාෂාවෙන් නීතිය ඉගෙනීමේ අයිතිය දෙමළ ජනතාවගෙන් අහිමි කිරීමට, අලි සබ්‍රි අධිකරණ ඇමති, ජයන්ත ජයසූරිය අගවිනිසුරු ඇතුලු සංස්ථාගත නීති අධ්‍යාපන සභාව, අනු නීති පැනවීමට එරෙහිව දෙමළ ජනතා අයිතීන් වෙනුවෙන් පෙනී ඉන්නා අය ඉදිරිපත් නොවන්නේ ඇයි?ඇමෙරිකාවට, එංගලන්තයට, ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාවට යන රටේ ඇත්තෝ එහි කලු පැත්ත මිස සුදු පැත්ත රටට ගේන්නේ නැත.ඒ මිලියන 18ක් වූ සිංහල ජනතාවගෙන් ලැබෙනවාට වඩා වැඩි වාසියක් මිලියන 80ක් වන දෙමළ ජනතාවගෙන් ලැබෙන නිසා මෙන්ම සිංහල මිලියන 18ට දේශපාලන, ආර්ථික, නෛතික බලයක් අහිමිකර ඇති නිසාය.මිලියන 80කගේ සහාය ලැබෙන ඩයස්පෝරාවේ ඩොලර්, පවුම් මත මිලියන 18ක් වන සිංහල ජනතාව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/22)

Yohani: I have nothing against remakes, good way of making new generation hear old songs
By Rishabh Suri Courtesy Hindustan Times
Singer Yohani, whose viral hit Manike Mage Hithe was used in the recent film Thank God speaks up on the recreation debate. Yohani’s viral song Manike Mage Hithe was used in the film Thank G Yohani shot to instant fame with Manike Mage Hithe, a Sri Lankan song, which currently holds more than 200 million views on YouTube. And even if we don’t gauge it’s success by solely the views, the song found itself being rehashed for a Bollywood film, Thank God recently too. It was filmed on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/22)

Why Rajiv Gandhi Sent Military To Sri Lanka And How LTTE Played Both Sides
Madhur Sharma Courtesy Outlook
Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi signed the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord with Sri Lankan President Junius Richard Jayawardene in 1987. Under the pact, the Indian military was deployed as the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to Sri Lanka. Soon after the deployment, the circumstances changed and IPKF was engaged in combat by the Tamil armed group LTTE. In 1987, the Indian security and intelligence apparatus is believed to have assured Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi that Tamil armed groups in Sri Lanka would surrender to the Indian military within 72 hours. In... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/22)

Cabraal says he alone is not responsible for economic crisis
By Sandun A. Jayasekara Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Former Central Bank governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal in his recently released publication on the current economic meltdown ‘Amidst Economic Hit Men’ says that if anyone is to blame for the current predicament, it is not only him but the previous administration, previous cabinet, finance minister and the monetary Board of the Central Bank as all the fiscal and economic decisions were taken collectively and not by a single person. The decision to default debt payment, keep the rupee steady, increase or cut tax and obtaining bilateral and multi-lateral... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/22)

Why is NED sponsored Verite Research worried about LTTE dead commemorations?
Shenali D Waduge
US Congress funded NED-the 2nd CIA of America’s Sri Lanka sponsored Verite Research asks how Sri Lanka’s media covered LTTE’s Maaveerar Naal commemorations. Interesting that US-NED & Verite are bothered to know how terrorists are commemorated. Do they cover commemorations of Al Qaeda & associates? This leads us to ask, who is commemorating whom post-LTTE defeat. What is this Maaveerar Naal & who is it for? Maaveerar Naal is an LTTE event that commemorates its dead. Wigneswaran says Tamil people have a right to commemorate Maaveerar Naal.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/22)

Sri Lanka’s Water should NOT be privatized
Shenali D Waduge
It is predicted that by 2025, over 5billion of the worlds population will not be able to access fresh drinking water. The population has hit 8billion already. 2025 is just 3 years away. Water is the oil of the future. Governments must realize that the flurry to privatize “water” is nothing but a devious means for multinational private companies to grab ownership of the water & place a price for its distribution. It has nothing to do with better management of water. Rather the water is going to be managed at a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/22)

Totally Free Energy from Sky – an addendum
Aloysius Hettiarachchi
I write with respect to Dr. Obesekera's article that appeared a couple of days ago in this forum. He, perhaps presented a novel concept for capturing free solar energy by the fisher folk. This seems to be practical. However storing sufficient energy is the problem as the technology to convert that energy by way of liquid hydrogen may be too complicated. Batteries to store energy may not be affordable to fishermen. However there can be other forms of energy that humanity not yet thought about. The link below gives a glimpse to one of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/22)

දේශපාලනඥයෙක් හිඟ මුදල් නොගෙවීම මත විදුලිය විසන්ධි කිරීමට ගිය ලංවිම සේවකයින්ට පහර දී රාජකාරියට බාධා කිරීම සම්බන්ධවයි
ලං.වී.ම ඒකාබද්ධ වෘත්තීය සමිති සංධානය
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(LankaWeb - 27/11/22)

අනපේක්ෂිතව හඹා ආ ව්‍යසන හා අර්බූදයන් මැද අකුරු කර, අපොස සාමාන්‍ය පෙළ  ජයගත්  දුවා දරුවන්ට සුබ පතමි.
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නිර්දේශිත හෝ අපේක්ෂිත ඉලක්ක කරා ළඟා නොවු දුවා දරුවන්ගේ අවසන් අධ්‍යාපන කඩඉම මෙය නොවන බැවින් උත්සාහය හා අධිෂ්ඨානය මත ඇවැසි ඉලක්ක කරා ළඟා වීමට ශක්තිය ධෛර්යය පතමි.ජීවිතය ජයගත හැකි යහපත් මාර්ග ඔස්සේ ගමන් කරවීමට අප ඔබ පසුපස සිටිමු.දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධනඅග්‍රාමාත්‍ය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/22)

සජිතට සැප එයි.. සජිත් ඇමති කාලේ සංස්කෘතික අරමුදල වැනසූ හැටි සොයා පරීක්‍ෂණ…
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මධ්‍යම සංස්කෘතික අරමුදලේ 2015 – 2019 අතර කාලයේදී රුපියල් කෝටි දහසකට වැඩි මුදලක් වියදම් කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් සංස්කෘතික කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශයේ ලේකම්වරයා විශේෂ පරීක්ෂණයක් පවත්වන බව පොදු ව්‍යාපාර පිළිබඳ පාර්ලිමේන්තු කාරක සභාවේදී (කෝප් කමිටුව) තොරතුරු අනාවරණය විය. මේ අතර පුරාවිද්‍යා දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට 2017 වර්ෂයේදී මුරකරුවන් 2250 දෙනකු බඳවා ගෙන ඇතැයි කියන සිද්ධියක් සම්බන්ධයෙන්ද කමිටුවේ අවධානය යොමුවිය. පාලක මණ්ඩලයේ අනුමැතියකින් තොරව රුපියල් කෝටි සියයකට වැඩි මුදලක් ස්ථාවර තැන්පතු වලින් මුදා හැරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන්ද විශේෂ අවධානය යොමු වූ බව කෝප් කමිටුව පවසයි. පොදු ව්‍යාපාර පිළිබඳ පාර්ලිමේන්තු කාරක සභාව එහි සභාපති මහාචාර්ය රංජිත් බණ්ඩාර මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/22)

යහපාලන සමයේ සංස්කෘතික අරමුදලේ මුදල් ගිල්ල බහිරවයන් ගැන පරීක්ෂණයක්
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2015 – 2019 යහපාලන සමයේදී මධ්‍යම සංස්කෘතික අරමුදලේ රුපියල් කෝටි 1000 වැඩි මුදලක් වියදම් කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් සංස්කෘතික කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශයේ ලේකම්වරයා විශේෂ පරීක්ෂණයක් පවත්වන බව වාර්තා වේ. පුරාවිද්‍යා දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට 2017 වර්ෂයේදී බදවාගැනීමේ ක්‍රමවේද අනුගමනය නොකරමින් මුරකරුවන් 2250 දෙනකු බඳවා ගෙන ඇතැයි කියන සිද්ධියක් ගැනද කෝප් කමිටුවේ අවධානය යොමුවී අති බව පැවසේ. මධ්‍යම සංස්කෘතික අරමුදලේ 2018-2019 අතර කාලයේදී ආදායම් උපයන ව්‍යාපෘතිවලට වඩා දේශපාලන ව්‍යාපෘති වෙනුවෙන් විශාල මුදලක් වැය කර ඇති බවටත් එහිදී තොරතුරු අනාවරණය වී තිබේ. පාලක මණ්ඩලයේ අනුමැතියකින් තොරව රුපියල් කෝටි සියයකට වැඩි මුදලක් ස්ථාවර තැන්පතු වලින් මුදා හැරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන්ද... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/22)

විශ්වවිද්‍යාල වලින් කල් ඉකුත්වූ සිසුන් පන්නන්න අලුත් පනතක් එයි
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නියමිත කාලය තුළ විභාගවලට පෙනී නොසිට දීර්ඝ කාලයක් විශ්වවිද්‍යාලවලට ඇතුළු වී නියමිත කාලය තුළ උපාධිය ලබා නොගන්නා ශිෂ්‍ය ශිෂ්‍යාවන් විශ්වවිද්‍යාලවලින් ඉවත් කිරීමට අදාළ පනතක් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ගෙන ඒමට අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යංශය තීරණයකර තිබේ. විශ්වවිද්‍යාලවලට ඇතුළු වන ශිෂ්‍ය ශිෂ්‍යාවන් නියමිත කාලය තුළ විභාගවලට පෙනී සිට විශ්වවිද්‍යාලවලින් පිටව යා යුතු බවට නීතියක් දැනට පවතින විශ්වවිද්‍යාල කොමිෂන් සභා පනතේ සඳහන් නොවන නිසා මෙම තීරණය ගත් බව උසස් අධ්‍යාපන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය සුරේන් රාඝවන් මහතා පවසයි. උපාධි කාලසීමාව ඉක්මවා විශ්වවිද්‍යාල නේවාසිකාගාරවල රැඳී සිටින ශිෂ්‍ය ශිෂ්‍යයාවන් කවුරුන් ද යන්න පිළිබඳව සංගණනයක් කිරීම සඳහා පියවර ගෙන ඇති බව ද ඒ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/22)

International Law Implications of Canadian Parliament’s Motion on ‘Tamil Genocide’
By Dharshan Weerasekera Courtesy The Island
On 18 May 2022, the Canadian House of Commons adopted without opposition a motion introduced by Rep. Gary Anandasangaree recognising 18 May of each year as “Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day” (www.parliament.ca). This follows a Bill adopted by the Ontario legislature in May 2021 calling for the week following May 18th of each year to be celebrated as “Tamil Genocide education week.” However, the Ontario legislature is a provincial body and its actions do not carry the same weight as a national legislature. The fact that purported ‘Tamil genocide’ in Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/22)

Sri Lanka to ban arriving air passengers from wearing more than 22-carat gold
Courtesy Adaderana
The government has decided to enforce the law against the air passengers who smuggle in gold into Sri Lanka, State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says. Accordingly, air passengers will be banned from wearing gold jewellery valued more than 22 carats without the approval of the Controller General of Imports & Exports, the lawmaker said further. Meanwhile, Customs officials have been instructed to use special techniques to ascertain the condition and quantities of gold items. The gazette notification pertaining to this decision will be issued in the coming week, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/22)

81st Madras-Colombo Rowing Regatta resumes after three-year hiatus
Courtesy Adaderana
The 81st Madras-Colombo Rowing Regatta came was held today (November 26) at the Colombo Rowing Club. Considered to be the oldest boat race in the world between two cities in different countries, the event was inaugurated way back in 1898. The Madras Boat Club and the Colombo Rowing Club take turns in hosting the regatta every year. This year’s regatta, which resumed after a three-year hiatus due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, was graced by High Commissioner of India Gopal Baglay, supported by the Indian CEO Forum. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/22)

Tamil political parties agree on three steps to resolve issues in north & east
Courtesy Adaderana
The political parties representing the Tamil community in the northern and eastern parts of the island have agreed on three preliminary steps to resolve the issues faced by the Tamil community. The meeting took place at the official residence of MP R. Sampanthan. During the discussion, the focus fell on several issues of the Tamil community and a final agreement was reached to propose three preliminary steps to President Ranil Wickremesinghe in order to resolve them. Speaking to the media in this regard, MP M.A. Sumanthiran said the first step... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/22)

Stalin’s teachers don’t want to wear saree/osariya
Shenali D Waduge
On 21st November 2022 a handful of teachers & principals arrived wearing casual clothing instead of sarees. Ceylon Teachers Union (representing over 50,000 teachers) VP Rasika Handapangoda claims there have been social media campaigns encouraging teachers to replace the saree. This is a clue as to the mischief at play and provides answers to many doubts. Teachers have been wearing the saree/osariya since 1930s – why should it suddenly become a problem in 2022? Breakdown of discipline is dangerous to a country & has detrimental consequences – what if doctors or nurses decide... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/22)

Where have all the Fish gone? Corporate Capture and Import Dependency Deepen the Debt trap
Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake
A great transformation in food culture and nutrition is taking place in Sri Lanka following various exogenous economic shocks: The traditional, nutritious ‘rice and fish’ diet, common throughout coastal Asia is increasingly substituted with imported maize or corn-fed chicken, white wheat flour breads, instant noodles and processed food. For the first time in history the humble fish lunch packet was more expensive than a chicken lunch pack in this island at the center of the Indian Ocean! So too, the nutritious local Jack fruit, Polos and cashew nut curry, high protein staples for vegetarians,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/22)

Specter of Federalism
Sugath Kulatunga
It is reported that the President has invited all party leaders to discuss after the ongoing Budget debate, the problems of minorities. This discussion is likely to focus on devolution of power where the Tamil parties will demand a federal constitution. In fact, TNA MP Sumanthiran who is a prime mover for a federal structure has said that there are 48 countries in the world with Federal Constitutions. According to Google there are 27 federations in the world, with 6 of them in each of Africa, Asia and Europe, 4 in North America, 3 in South... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/22)

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    123,000 BC - Oldest human found in Lanka - Pathirajawela in the deep South.
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    6000 BC - Lankan city on Mahamevuna Uyana - Archeologists uncovered 35 feet under the present Mahamevuna Uyana in Anuradapura,
    3000 BC - Sigiriya is considered the AlakaMandava of the Ravana
    2517 Ramayanaya and Sri Lanka According to Ramayana story, Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka, belongs to a family of migrants from North India who had close connections with region of the Yadus,
    2517 BC - Ravana gets killed in Balangoda during March, 2517BC Ravana, while attending to the wounds suffered in combat by Vibishana (his brother) in Balangoda,
    1000 BC - Sri Lanka has the latest technology : Iron technology is evident in SL
    900 BC - Anuradapura, a major town of, at least 10 Hectares (25 Acres). Anuradhapura was at least 10 ha in extent by ca. 900 BC (perhaps much more). By then prehistoric stone tool technology had been completely superseded by that of iron
    700 BC - Anuradapura Town, 50 Hectares (125 Acres) .
    600 BC - Earliest Proof of Brahmi writing in Lanka At 600-500 BC, the very first appearance of writing (in Brahmi letters almost identical to the Asokan script 200 years later) marked the beginning of the Early Historic period. This writing, radiocarbon dated on charcoal and checked by thermoluminescence dating, is inscribed on potsherds signifying the ownership. Among the names, was Anuradha.
    483 BC - Vijaya lands in Sri Lanka. Girihadu Seya is built in Thiriyaya. Buddha's relics are enshrined in Mahiyanganaya Dagaba Sarabu Maharahatan Vahanse picked Budda relics from the burning cortege and arrived in Mahiyanganaya
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