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අධිකරණ භාෂාවෙන් නීතිය ඉගෙනීමේ අයිතිය අහිමි කරවීම සහ වෙනම රටකට දිරි දීම පාලනයට ඇති නෛතික විසඳුම
Aruna Unawatuna
අධිකරණ භාෂාවෙන් නීතිය ඉගෙනීමේ අයිතිය අහිමි කරවීම සහ වෙනම රටකට දිරි දීම පාලනයට ඇති නෛතික විසඳුම් ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවෙන් සහ වෙනත් නීති වලින් දැන ගනිමු... 2022 දෙසැම්බර් 15 සවස 2.30 - කොළඹ මහජන පුස්තකාල සම්මන්ත්‍රණ ශාලාවේදී... ආසන සීමිතයි. ආසනයක් කලින් වෙන්කර ගන්න. https://youtu.be/9C8z9xQ10tU... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

Be Proud of Sinhala Language..සිංහල භාෂාව ගැන ආඩම්බර වෙන්න
Copied.(උපුටා ගැනිමකි.මුල් අයිතියට ස්තුතියි)
*සිංහල භාෂාව සිංහලේ නම් රටේ, දිවයිනේ උරුමක්කාරයින් වන සිංහලුන්ගේ භාෂාවයි.එම භාෂාව ඉතාම විචිත්‍ර වූත්, අහන්න ප්‍රියවූත් භාෂාවකි .**How fortunate I am to be Sinhala.??*ලෝකේ තියෙනවා අකුරු සහිත හා රහිත කියලා භාෂාවන් 2ක්.There are two Languages in the world…One is a Language with Letters and theother is a Language without Letters,ජර්මන් භාෂාවට , ප්‍රංශ භාෂාවට අකුරු නෑ.German and FrenchLanguages-doesn't have letters,ඔයාලා පිලිගන්නවද ඉංග්‍රීසි භාෂාවටත් අකුරු නෑ කියලා.ඔව් ඒක තමයි ඇත්ත.Will you believe that even English doesn't have Letters ? Yes that's theTRUTH !ඉංග්‍රීසි , ජර්මන් හා ප්‍රංශ අය භාවිතා කරන්නේ රෝමන් අකුරු.හැබැයි රෝමන්කියලා භාෂාවක් නෑ.English,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

Debt-for-Nature Swap after IMF Extended Fund Facility?
By Asiri Fernando The Sunday Morning
Colombo, November 27 (The Sunday Morning): The Sri Lankan Government is planning to explore alternative funding means such as the announced $ 1 billion ‘Debt-for-Nature Swap' (DNS) programme in late 2023, following the approval of the anticipated $ 2.9 billion Extended Fund Facility, The Sunday Morning learns. It is understood that the Government is keen to pursue the DNS programme after Sri Lanka's debt has been restructured and made sustainable following negotiations with creditors. Presidential Advisor on Climate Change Ruwan Wijewardene confirmed to The Sunday Morning that the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

How the economic crisis has hurt the Hill Tamils
The Hindu 
Meera Srinivasan in Sri Lanka and Kanishkaa Balachandran in Bengaluru have put together a video report for The Hindu on the plight of the Malayaha Tamils or Hill Country Tamils who work on the tea plantations of Central Sri Lanka. As the poorest community in Sri Lanka, these workers of Indian origin have had to put up with harsh deprivations during the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis that followed. https://youtu.be/fkqXr2fMjxo... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

Bright prospects for Nepal-Sri Lanka tourism
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Kathmandu, November 28 (The Rising Nepal): As the economic situation of Sri Lanka is gradually coming back to normal, Nepal may receive more travelers from that country in the days ahead. It has become easier for these two South Asian nations to promote bilateral tourism and trade thanks to the operation of direct scheduled flights between Colombo and Kathmandu by Sri Lankan Airlines. Currently, the national carrier of Sri Lanka is operating five flights a week to Kathmandu. The airline is planning to start daily flights soon with demand growing steadily. It... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

ඊළඟ බිල්ල රනිල් ද?
උපුටා ගැන්ම  අරුණ පුවත්
පොතේ හැටියට ජනපතිවරයා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට පැමිණිය යුත්තේ සය මසකට වරකි. එනමුත් ජනපති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ ගිය සතියේ දින තුනක් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ආවේය. මේ දිනවල පැවැත්වෙන අයවැය විවාදයට ඉතා සක්‍රියව එක්ව සිටින ජනපති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ රටේ ආන්දෝලනයට ලක්වන කතා කිහිපයක් කළේය. පළමු දිනයේ ජනාධිපතිවරයා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට පැමිණෙන විට අදහස් දක්වමින් සිටියේ ජාතික ජන බලවේගයේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි අනුර දිසානායකය. ඔහු ජනාධිපතිවරයා විවේචනය කරමින් සිටි අයුරු රූපවාහිනියෙන් දුටු ජනාධිපතිවරයා සභා ගැබට පැමිණියේය. මන්ත්‍රිවරයා කතාව ඉවර කළේ බුදු දහමේ සමානාත්මතාව ගැන කියමිනි. එම ප්‍රශ්නවලට ජනාධිපතිවරයාද පිළිතුරු දුන්නේ බුදු දහමෙනි. බුද්ධ දර්ශනයේ මූලික හරය චතුරාර්ය සත්‍ය බව ඔහු කී‍වේය. ජනපති බණ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

මහ බැංකු ලොක්කන් අර්බුදය උත්සන්න කළ හැටි
වෛද්‍ය වසන්ත බණ්ඩාර Lanka Lead News
මහ බැංකුවේ හිටපු සහ නව ප‍්‍රධානීන් මෙන්ම ඔවුන්ට එරෙහිව නඩු පවරන විශ්වවිද්‍යාල ආචාර්යවරුන් ද එකම කරුණක් පිළිබදව විවිධ පරස්පර මත පලකරති. ඔවුන්ගේ ප‍්‍රකාශවල සම්ප‍්‍රයුක්තය වන්නේ නව මහ බැංකු අධිපතිවරයාට පෙර ධුරය දැරූ අධිපතිවරයා විසින් රුපියල අවප‍්‍රමාණය වීමට ඉඩ නොදී පවත්වා ගැනීම නිසා සහ ඒ සඳහා ඩොලර් සංචිත වෙළෙදපොළට නිකුත් කිරීම නිසා ඩොලර් සංචිත සිඳී ගිය බවය. එසේනම් එහි ප‍්‍රතිවිරුද්ධ මතය වන්නේ එසේ නොකළා නම් විදේශ විනිමය අර්බුදයක් ඇති වන්නේ නැත. වෙනත් වචනවලින් කියන්නේ නම් රුපියල් පා කිරීමේ තීන්දුව ගනු ලැබූ මාර්තු 7 වැනිදාට මාස තුනකට පෙර එසේ කළා නම් අර්බුදයක් ඇති නොවන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

Travel Sri Lanka For Stunning Natural, Historic & Cultural Sites
By Judith Baker Courtesy This is local London
Judith Baker journeys to Sri Lanka to discover the island nation’s hidden gems... Sri Lanka is firmly back on the tourist radar and anyone visiting in 2023 will encounter not only the country’s amazing cultural and historic sites, beaches and wildlife but also a wealth of fabulous new hotels, previously unexplored hiking trails and eco experiences. Read More: nhow London: 'I Stayed At One Of London's Wackiest Hotels & Left Surprised'Colombo In Sri Lanka’s bustling energetic capital, life is getting back to normal after a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

Cabinet, Parliament should question CB over economy: Bandula
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Both Cabinet and Parliament should question Central Bank officials about the recent decisions they have made with regards to the economy, Minister Bandula Gunawardena told Parliament yesterday. “We will be able to question the decisions which Central Bank officials have made during the recent past if they are summoned to Parliament and the cabinet,” the Minister said. “It was the Central Bank which made decisions on issuing bonds, on exchange rates and interest rates. However, the MPs of this House had to pay the price by having their houses attacked,”... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

China welcomes SL foreign minister’s remarks on ‘Chinese debt trap’
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
China welcomes Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Sabry's rebuttal of the narrative of the so-called Chinese "debt trap" in Sri Lanka, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said here on Monday. Sabry has said that when Sri Lanka went to China in search of funds, China was respectful and never forced Sri Lanka to take money. China also provided Sri Lanka with some financial facilities and credit line, as well as some humanitarian assistance, Sabry said, adding that the "debt trap" is a Western phrase. Zhao said this is a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

Ready to reintroduce district development councils: President
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
President Ranil Wickremesinghe today said he is ready to reintroduce District Development Councils in place of Provincial Councils. President said this in Parliament when Former President Maithripala Sirisena proposed setting up of District Council. “Former President I listened to your comments on District Development Councils and I am ready to do it,” the President said. “This is good and we in SLFP will fully support it,” MP Sirisena responded. https://youtu.be/Wg_UD7Bm9aA... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

President raises concerns about Buddhist monks leaving universities as “laymen”
Courtesy Adaderana
President Ranil Wickremesinghe has questioned the actions of monks in the recent past, accusing several of them who enter universities do so as monks, however, leave as laymen. “They cannot use the robes they are in as a shield to behave in an unruly manner,” the President said while speaking in Parliament this morning (Nov 29). He further added that during their years in local universities, monks get too involved in societal issues and concerns, thus leading them astray. President Wickremesinghe suggested that monks who enter universities be awarded their... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

IRD’s RAMIS system installed using over Rs. 10 billion not functioning properly, COPA hears
Courtesy Adaderana
The Committee on Public Accounts COPA revealed that the total arrears of taxes, penalties and interest in due to the Inland Revenue Department as at June 30th, 2022 is Rs. 773 billion. It was disclosed that an amount of Rs. 201 billion has been identified as income that can be collected without any legal concern and that Rs. 572 billion has been identified as income that has been suspended due to certain reasons. It was also pointed out by the Auditor General that this amount has been identified as the total arrears... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

මැති සබේ පරාභව සූත්‍රය දෙසපු රනිල් - කතා හදන උන් සේරම බෝසත් ද? 
Hiru News
  https://youtu.be/LaMzXId2e-0... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

President Ranil Wickremesinghe prepared to re-introduce District Development Councils
Courtesy Hiru News
President Ranil Wickremesinghe has announced that he is prepared to re-introduce District Development Councils. President Wickremesinghe speaking in Parliament made the announcement in response to a request made by former President Maithripala Sirisena. Former President Sirisena said District Development Councils could play a better role in working with the rural population of the country.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

Merchandise exports earnings exceed USD 11 billion in 10 months
Courtesy Hiru News
Earnings from merchandise exports have exceeded $11 bn from January to October 2022, indicating a growth of 9.33% in comparison to the same period in 2021: Export Development Board. This is a growth of 9.33% in comparison to the same period in 2021. The earnings from merchandise exports in the first ten months of last year were recorded as USD 10 million, according to the EDB. However, earnings from the merchandise exports saw a decrease by 8.18% year-on-year to USD 1,094.8 million in October 2022, caused mainly due to the drop... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

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)

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  • THE ANCESTRY OF RAVANA A close study of the Ramayana, particularly the last book or Uttara Kanda, reveals that Ravana, the enemy of Lord Rama, was not a Dravidian, as many people have thought, but related to the Sri Lanka, who are considered to be Aryans-that Ravana was a migrant to Sri Lanka from the Vedic family of the Yadus, perhaps deriving originally from the city of Mathura south of Delhi. The first wave of migrants to Sri Lanka from the north was from Gujarat and of the Yadu family, which dominated the southwest of India and from the region of Gujarat had access to the sea on which they travelled far in their trading and colonizing ventures. The Ramayana tells the Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka, had close connections with region of the Yadus, which included Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan up to Mathura south of Delhi.
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    123,000 BC - Oldest human found in Lanka - Pathirajawela in the deep South.
    12000 BC - MaduruOya findings World's oldest findings of the use of Steel, Copper, and irrigation technology
    7500 BC - Connections between Cambians, Sri Lankans, Ramayanaya & Mahabharataya The first wave of migrants to Sri Lanka from north India, were from the Yadu family from Gujarat. Yadus dominated the southwest of India (which included Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan up to Mathura, just south of Delhi).
    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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