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CHANGING THE OPERATION POLICY OF THE IMF MAY NEED TO CONSIDER
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
The purpose of establishing the International Monetary Fund was a good policy design because there had been conflicts in the international financial management relating to exchange rate determination and gaining trade advantages.  Economically, powerful countries attempted to take power by determining the exchange rate for their currency units. This situation was encountered during the 1930s. Currently, the IMF operating system makes disadvantages. Many developing countries haven't had trading power in the international trading system and the IMF's focus is on patching foreign exchange reserves and foreign value of currency units. The best policy action of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/21)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 19 B3
KAMALIKA PIERIS
(Continued from B2) Western delegations have made it a point to meet and speak with the TNA, when they visit Sri Lanka. These are not secret discussions. They are   proudly reported in the newspapers. Sampanthan's discussion with these foreigners covered the full spectrum of Tamil Separatist Movement concerns, such as the National question, Acceptable political resolution Power sharing the possibility of recurrence of violence,  merger of North and East provinces, new constitution,  ‘state sponsored colonization' plus the fiction that Tamils have been living in the north and east from ancient times,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/21)

‘Russia and Sri Lanka's role in Regional Security' at the Moscow Conference on International Security
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera speaks on ‘Russia and Sri Lanka's role in Regional Security' at the Moscow Conference on International Security Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Author and foreign policy analyst was invited from Sri Lanka for the IX Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS) 2021. The conference was inaugurated by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez, Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu and Director of Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov. Mr. Abeyagoonasekera's presented a paper on ‘Russia and Sri Lanka's role in Regional Security: Perspective from Sri Lanka'. Among... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/21)

බෞද්ධ ජනරජ ප්‍රවාදය - 36 වැනි කොටස- ‍අල්පේච්ඡ ප්‍රවේශය
ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති
බුදුදහම අල්පේච්ඡතාව අගය කරයි. ඒ තුළින් ලද හැකි සතුට සහ සැහැල්ලුව පෙන්වාදෙයි. එහෙයින් ම, බහුභාණ්ඩික බවෙහි වරද ද බුදුදහම තුළින් අවධාරණය කෙරෙයි. මෙය ලෝකෝත්තර අරමුණු සඳහා පමණක් අදාළ කරුණක් නොවේ. අපි අපේ ලෞකික ජීවිත තුළින් ද මෙම ඉගැන්වීමෙහි ප්‍රායෝගිකත්වය අත්දැක ඇත්තෙමු. අල්පේච්ඡතාව යනු සියල්ල අත්හැරීම නොවේ. ධම්මපද අට්ඨකතාවේ එන බහුභාණ්ඩික තෙරුන්ගේ කථා පුවතින් අවධාරණය කරන්නේ එම කරුණයි. සමාජ - ආර්ථික ප්‍රගමනය සඳහා ද අල්පේච්ඡතාව අදාළ වෙයි. බහුභාණ්ඩික පුරුදු විසින් ආදායම ඉක්ම වූ වියදම් රටාවකට මිනිසුන් යොමු කෙරෙයි. මෙම වරද නිසා පරිභෝජන අවශ්‍යතා වෙනුවෙන් ණය වෙන මිනිසකු නිර්මාණය වෙයි. ආයෝජන කාර්යයක් වෙනුවෙන් ණයවීමත් පරිභෝජනය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/21)

"අමාදම් සිසිලස" 214 වැන්න අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී පැවැත්වෙයි
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
සෑම පුන් පොහෝ දිනකම ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ සංකල්පයකට අනුව පවත්වන “අමාදම් සිසිලස” ධර්ම දේශනා මාලාවේ 214 වැන්න බිනර පුන් පොහොය යෙදෙන අද (20) දින පෙරවරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී පැවැත්විණි. බුදුරාජාණන්වහන්සේට මල් පහන් සුවඳ දුම් පූජා කිරීමෙන් අනතුරුව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ආර්යා ශිරන්ති රාජපක්ෂ මහත්මිය විසින් මිනුවන්ගොඩ පත්තඩුවන භික්ෂු පුහුණු මධ්‍යස්ථානාධිපති, රාමඤ්ඤ මහා නිකායේ අනුනායක මැදගමුවේ විජය මෛත්‍රී නාහිමියන්ට දැහැත් වට්ටියක් පූජා කරමින්  මෙවර ධර්ම දේශනාව සඳහා ආරාධනා කළාය. ප්‍රඥාවන්ත දැහැමි ජන සමාජයක් උදෙසා බුදු දහමේ සිසිලස බෙදාදීමේ අරමුණ පෙරදැරිව සෑම පුන් පොහෝ දිනකම  “අමාදම් සිසිලස” ධර්ම දේශනා මාලාව පැවැත්වේ. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/21)

A response to Bishop of the Diocese of Galle, Rev. Dr. Raymond Wickremasinghe
Rudra de Zoysa.
"Bishop of the Diocese of Galle, Rev. Dr. Raymond Wickremasinghe told a virtual congregation that the conscience of those responsible for the Easter Sunday carnage would never be at peace and it would haunt them eternally." Dear Dr. Wickremasinghe, You have confounded and mystified many clear-thinking persons. Those responsible are already enjoying the favours Allah has promised. They are also “enjoying” the 74 virgins given to each of them (the maths has to be done!). Allah will look after these characters and your God can’t do anything about this.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/21)

Three more lands in Colombo to be leased for 99 years
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, Sept 20 (News 1st) – Newspaper advertisements published in newspapers to lease three more valuable plots of land in the city of Colombo for investment projects on a 99-year lease basis. The advertisement was published by the Urban Development Authority. Tenders have been called for three plots of land on DR Wijewardena Mawatha in Colombo for mixed development projects. The following three sites are to be leased, as per the advertisement : – Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Center – People’s Bank Queens Branch ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/21)

දේශපාලන තීන්දුවක් ගන්න සූදානම්.. ආණ්ඩුවේ සෙසු පක්‍ෂ 11ක් එක්ව කියති.. කෙරවලපිටිය දුන්නාට විරෝධය..
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
නැගෙනහිර ජැටිය රැකගත් ආකාරයෙන්ම කෙරවලපිටිය යුගදනවි තාප බලාගාරය රැක ගැනීමට කටයුතු කරන බව ආණ්ඩුවේ හවුල්කාර සුළු පක්ෂ කියා සිටී. ‍ ආණ්ඩුවේ හවුල්කාර පක්ෂ 11 ක නියෝජිතයන් ලංකා කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂ මූලස්ථානයේ පැවැති සාකච්ඡාවකින් අනතුරුව බව කියා සිටියහ. https://youtu.be/jauYAbGYatk ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්‍ෂය, ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණ ඇතුළු ආණ්ඩුවේ සුළු පක්ෂ 11ක නායකයන් බොරැල්ලේ පිහිටි ශ්‍රී ලංකා කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂ කාර්යාලයේ දී සාකච්ඡාව සිදු කරන ලදී. කෙලවරපිටය බලාගාරය ඇමරිකාවට ලබාදීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ජනාධිපතිතුමන් පැමිණි විගසම සාකච්ඡා කිරීමට බලාපොරොත්තු වන බවත් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා සමඟ ඇතුළු තවත් නායකයන් සමග අදහස් හුවමාරු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/21)

කබනික පොහොර ආනයනයෙන් ඩොලර් මිලියන 05ක් කොමිස්..? පොහොරට ගැලපෙන්න ප‍්‍රමිතිය වෙනස් කරන්නැයි ප‍්‍රමිති ආයතනයට බලපෑම්…
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
ආනයනික කාබනික පොහොර වලින් මෙරට පරිසරයට හානි වන්නේ නම් ඊට එරෙහිව අධිකරණයට යන බව ජාතික ගොවිජන එකමුතුව පවසයි. චීනයෙන් ගෙන්වන ලද කාබනික පොහොර වර්ග තුනක අහිතකර බැක්ටීරියාවන් ඇති බවට පර්යේෂණවලින් දැනටමත් තහවුරු වී ඇතැයි ද එම සංවිධානය කියා සිටියි. මෙයාකාරයෙන් කාබනික පොහොර ගෙන්වීමෙන් ඩොලර් මිලියන 5 ක කොමිස් මුදලක් ලැබෙන බවට ආරංචියක් ඇතැයිද එම සංගමයේ සභාපති අනුරාධ තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා පැවසීය. කාබනික පෝර වලට ගැලපෙන ලෙස ප්‍රමිති වෙනස් කරන්නයි ඒවා ගෙන්වන පිරිස් විසින් ප‍්‍රමිති ආයතනයට බලපෑම් කරමින් ඇති බවත් ඔහු හෙළිදරව් කළේය. කොළඹ පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/21)

ඇමති සරත් වීරසේකර ''හිට්ලර් වෙන්න හදනවා'': ජගත් කුමාර තොරතුරු රැසක් හෙළි කරයි
කුමුදු ජයවර්ධන මව්බිම දැන්
අමාත්‍ය සරත් වීරසේකර මහතා "හිට්ලර් කෙනෙකු වීමට" උත්සහ දරන බවට ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ජගත් කුමාර මහතා චෝදනා කරයි. අද කොළඹදී පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී ඔහු ප්‍රකාශ කළේ, ගුරු උද්ඝෝෂණ මෙතරම් දුරදිග ගියේ සරත් වීරසේකර අමාත්‍යවරයාගේ ක්‍රියාකලාපය හේතුවෙන් බවය. "සරත් වීරසේකර ඇමතිතුමා නොහිටින්න ගුරු උද්ඝෝෂණ මෙතරම් දුරට යන්නෙ නෑ. ගුරු උද්ඝෝෂණය මෙච්චර දුරට ගියේ එදා ඒ නිරෝධායනය කරන්න කියල ගුරුවරු හතර ගාතෙ දාගෙන ඇදගෙන ගිහිල්ල හාමුදුරුවොත් අතයි කකුලයි හතර ගාතෙන් ඇදගෙන ගිහිල්ල කරපු වැඩේ නිසා තමයි සමාජයේ ඒ පිළිබඳ අනුකම්පාවක් ඇති වුණේ. එතුමා මට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/21)

Chemical fertiliser ban could incur US $ 1bn cost on trade: study
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Estimated crop losses range between 25% to 50% across top five crops Industry veteran urges to bring down ban to 50% before going fully organic in next 3-5 years In what could be the most comprehensive study carried out to date on the cost of chemical fertiliser ban and its implications on the country’s already ailing merchandise trade deficit, the Sri Lanka Agricultural Economics Association has estimated over a billion dollar cost to the country’s trade, caused by the estimated crop losses of up to 50 percent. According... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/21)

Sri Lanka’s Organic Farming Mandate Leads To Food Shortage, Economic Emergency – OpEd
By Joseph Sunde*By Acton Institute Courtesy Eurasia Review
In April, the Sri Lankan government banned the import and use of fertilizers and agrochemicals, including insecticides and herbicides, marking a significant step in their goal to become the world’s first country to produce 100% organic agriculture. According to President Gotabhaya Rajapakse, the move was necessary to reverse the country’s overuse of harmful chemicals, which he says has led to “environmental degradation, water pollution, and has caused increased greenhouse gas emissions.” Now, just months after the decision, the country’s food supply is already in crisis. Rajapakse has declared an... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/21)

Economic crisis in Sri Lanka shows organic farming doesn’t happen overnight
By Clarisa Diaz & Sarah Todd Courtesy Quartz 
In pursuit of becoming the world’s first 100% organic food producer, Sri Lanka now finds itself in an economic crisis exacerbated by the pandemic, inflation, and hoarding of essential food items. In April, the country enacted a sweeping, immediate ban of chemical fertilizers imports along with other imports like palm oil⁠. The fertilizer ban, part of the government’s efforts to address its foreign exchange crisis, was imposed on farmers with no knowledge of how to transition to organic farming. Switching to organic farming is not an overnight process, but takes at least two years to complete in order... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/21)

The ‘food emergency' in Sri Lanka explained
The Hindu Net Desk
A video explainer on the economic crisis in Sri Lanka leading to speculations of a food shortage in the country. https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/food-emergency-in-sri-lanka-explained/article36562488.ece Sri Lanka’s government declared an economic emergency on August 30, 2021 amid rising food prices, a depreciating currency, and rapidly depleting forex reserves. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed Major General N.D.S.P. Niwunhella as the Commissioner General of Essential Services to coordinate and ensure that people have access to essential supplies. Why is Sri Lanka’s economy in trouble?
A number of factors have led to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/21)

12 of the best things to do in Sri Lanka
https://www.wanderlust.co.uk/
Climb a sacred mountain. Lounge on a deserted beach. And enjoy a cuppa on a picture-perfect plantation. All this and more awaits in Sri Lanka, the most serendipitous of islands... 1. Climb Sigiriya
Lion Rock Fortress, Sigiriya (Shutterstock) One of Sri Lanka's seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this rock-top fortress dates back to the fifth century AD. The atmosphere is more spiritual than militant: in its time, it has acted as a royal palace and a Buddhist monastery. Sigiriya is also regarded as one... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/21)

Govt. issues deadline for unvaccinated people to get jabbed
Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The people who are above 30 years of age and not vaccinated so far, should get their vaccines within this week, the Government said today. State Minister Channa Jayasumana said the Government is compelled to issue a deadline because it would not be possible to continue to operate the vaccination centres for so long, as they need to give priority to provide vaccines for youth and adolescents. “A vast number of people above 30 has received their vaccines, but still there are several people who have forgone their... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/21)

SLPP requested to revoke party membership of Lohan Ratwatte
Courtesy Adaderana
The March 12 Movement calls on the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) to suspend State Minister Lohan Ratwatte’s party membership and review his anti-disciplinary activities. Convener of the March 12 movement Rohana Hettiarachchi points out that there is no public confidence in the investigation being conducted by a Commissioner of the Prisons Department who is a party to the case. He says that the incredible silence of the leaders of political parties was a powerful factor in creating such an ugly and dirty political culture. If there is a person... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/21)

Circular issued on Rs 5,000 allowance to teachers and principals
Courtesy Adaderana
The circular on the payment of a Rs 5,000 allowance to teachers and principals has been issued today (September 20). Accordingly, principals and teachers on duty can obtain the relevant allowance from the Zonal Director of Education. https://youtu.be/4fgyQkAxHJ4 The Cabinet recently decided to pay Rs. 5,000 to teachers and principals who are on duty in September and October until the issue of teacher-principal salary anomalies is resolved in the forthcoming budget. Accordingly, the Minister of Education has issued a circular regarding the payment of an allowance... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/21)

Sri Lanka records 93 COVID-19 fatalities on Sunday
Courtesy Adaderana
The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed another 93 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday (September 19), increasing the official death toll in the country to 12,218. According to the figures reported by the Department of Government Information today (20), the victims include 45 males and 48 females while one of the deceased is below the age of 30. Twenty-four of the Covid-19 deaths are individuals between the ages of 30-59 and the remaining 68 are persons aged 60 and above.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/21)

Daily COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka moves to 1,509
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 673 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 1,509. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 506,009. As many as 433,093 recoveries and 12,218 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic. The Epidemiology Unit’s data showed that 60,698 active cases are currently under medical care... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/21)

An open letter to President Gothabhaya Rajapaksa on the proposed new Constitution. -Part 11
Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Retired Secretary to PM Sirimavo Banmdaranayaka Ex-President SLAS (1991-94) and President Mahanuwara Sinhala Baudha Jestha Purawesiyange Sanvidhanaya
 I apologize to my readers for deviating from the above Headline in this article as I wish to discuss few important issues where President Mahinda Rajapaksa erred between 2010 and 2015 as they have a direct bearing on the post-2015 political ramifications in this country including those faced by the Present President which will be discussed in the essays that will follow.  In the wake of the 2009 war victory, people expected President MR to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/21)

SRI LANKA SHOULD CLOSE DOWN MOST OF OUR OVERSEAS MISSIONS AS A STEP TOWARDS REDUCING PUBLIC EXPENDITURE – The Island 9/18/2021 -Response
Anjalika Silva USA
The content is also in the attachment. SRI LANKA SHOULD CLOSE DOWN MOST OF OUR OVERSEAS MISSIONS AS A STEP TOWARDS REDUCING PUBLIC EXPENDITURE – The Island   9/18/2021 The critical countries that are supporting and defending Sri Lanka can utilize the expatriate help that is currently developed far ahead of the official knowledge and capabilities.  With guidance from former senior and articulate diplomats, the service to defend Sri Lanka's interests can do with some trimming.  However, in such an exercise trimming should not remove officers who are important and efficient. Today... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/21)

Americans Attempt to Force Their way into Sri Lanka Through the Backdoor
By Marcus Aurelius
A moot point was made by the Sri Lanka Study Circle on 15 Sep 21, in its piece about Mahinda ‘Walking the Plank’, suggesting that America is attempting to force its way into Sri Lanka through the backdoor. The point made is alarming, considering that neither the Government nor the Opposition seems too concerned about this imminent threat, with nary a voice in Parliament making any noise about it.   The threat to National security in this context becomes even more ominous when inexplicably the mainstream media deliberately mislead the people... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/21)

රත කල්කය නොදී කෘතිම ප‍්‍රතිශක්තිය සඳහා එන්නත සෙවීම
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්
සී.ඩබ්.ඩබ්.කන්නන්ගර අධ්‍යාපන ක‍්‍රම ආරම්භ වූයේ 1942 දී පමණය.1945 වසරේ නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපන පනත සම්මත වූවායින් පසු ස්වභාෂා සහ ද්වි භාෂා පාසල් සියල්ලේම රජය මූලික කරගත් අධ්‍යාපන ක‍්‍රමයක් ආරම්භ විය 1962 දී පාසල් රජයට පවරා ගැනීමෙන් පසු එවකට තිබූ බෞද්ධ පාසල්ද පරම විඥානාර්ථ පාසල්ද පල්ලි පාසල්ද රජයට ගෙන පොදු අධ්‍යාපන ක‍්‍රමයක් ස්ථාපිත කරන ලදී. බි‍්‍රතාන්‍ය යුගයේ දී පාසල් පෙළ පොත් වල වූයේ එවකට යුරෝපයේ අනුදත් සෞඛ්‍ය පාඩමකි.පාසලේ දී විසබීජ හා ප‍්‍රතිශක්තිය ගැන උගෙනීමට දරුවාට සිදු විය.ක්ෂුද්‍රජීවින් ගැන උගෙනීමට සිදු විය.පිරිසිඳු කම ගැන උගෙනීමට සිදු විය.එහෙත් පාසලෙන් නිවසට ගිය දරුවා ගේ පරිසරය වෙනස් විය. හේනේ කුඹුරේ කමතේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/21)

ස්පුට්නික් එන්නතේදෙවෙනි මාත්‍රාව අද (20) දිනයේ සිට
තිසර සමල් - අනුරාධපුර
ස්පුට්නික් එන්නතේ පළමු මාත්‍රාව ලබා ගත් මහනුවර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ සියලු දෙනාට එහි දෙවෙනි මාත්‍රාව අද (20)  දිනයේ සිට  ලබා දීම ආරම්භ කරන බවත්, අවශයය එන්නත් ඊයේ (19) උදෑසන මෙරටට ලැබී ඇති බැවින්, ස්පුට්නික් එන්නතේ ඒ තියන ප්‍රශ්නය අපිට නිමා කරන්න පුලුවන් යැයි ඖෂධ සැපයුම් නියාමන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය  චන්න ජයසුමන මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කරයි. අමාත්‍යවරයා මේ බව ප්‍රකාශ කළේ අද එප්පාවල ප්‍රාදේශීය රෝහලේ නිරීක්ෂණ චාරිකාවකින් අනතුරුව මාධ්‍යවේදීන් නැගූ ප්‍රශ්න වලට පිළිතුරු ලබා දෙමින්ය. එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් මාධ්‍ය වෙත අදහස් දැක්වූ අමාත්‍යයවරයා, පාසල් ළමුන්ට එන්නත් ලබා දිය යුතුයි කියන තීරණයේ දැන් අපි ඉන්නවා.අවුරුදු 15 සිට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/21)

පාරිභෝගික අයිතින් වෙනුවෙන් කටයුතු කරල මට ලැබුනේ මරණ තර්ජන. රැකියාවෙන් ඉවත් වෙන්න බලපෑම්. C N B
Chamuditha News Brief
https://youtu.be/hjvP523fjAQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/21)

Chinese and Sri Lankan workers to celebrate their moon festivals together
by Tang Lu, Jamila Najmuddin Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, September 19 (Xinhua):  These days in Sri Lanka, both locals and the Chinese living here are busy preparing for festivals related to the full moon. The day of Sept. 20 is the monthly Poya Day in Sri Lanka and the following day is the annual Mid-Autumn Festival in China. Unable to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival back home with his family, Wu Jinghui and his Sri Lankan colleagues will celebrate their moon festival together at the construction site of the China-funded outpatient building of Sri Lanka’s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/21)

Fifteen Countries Ask UN Human Rights Chief To Leave Sri Lanka Alone – OpEd
By Sugeeswara Senadhira Courtesy Eurasia Review
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet delivered her oral update on Sri Lanka on September 13 at the 46 Session of the UNHRC in Geneva, which went beyond the council’s mandate in commenting on a member country that has not gone unnoticed by at least 15 member countries that have come out in support of Sri Lanka. The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) chief commented on many internal governance issues and made a vain attempt to link them to the so-called human rights violations. She made... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/21)

Traffic Police in Sri Lanka
Courtesy Ceylon Today
https://youtu.be/ANJ0jqgR7bo... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/21)

අලි මදිවට පිස්තෝල ගත්තු හරක්
විශේෂාංගය කතුවැකිය උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
මෙරට රාජාවලියේ කීර්තිමත් රජුන් අතර විමලධර්මසූරිය රජුට (1562-1604) හිමිවන්නේ සුවිශේෂී ස්ථානයකි. කොනප්පු බණ්ඩාර නමින් පෘතුගාලයේ ලිස්බන් නුවර සෙමනේරියක අධ්‍යාපනය ලද හෙතෙම භාෂා කීපයක හසළ දැනුම ඇත්තකු ලෙසද සැලකේ. විමලධර්මසූරිය රජ කරන සමයේ ප්‍රථම ලන්දේසි නියෝජිත පිරිස මෙරටට පැමිණ තිබේ. එම නාවික කණ්ඩායම පැමිණියේ සෝබෝල්ඩ් ද වයිට්ගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙනි.  විමලධර්මසූරිය රජු නැඟෙනහිර පළාතේ සංචාරයක නිරතව සිටි බැවින් ආගන්තුක විදේශිකයන් හමුවීම මඩකළපුවේදී සිදුකිරීමට තීරණය කර තිබේ. රාජකීය හමුව සිදුවන තුරු ලන්දේසි නැව් මඩකළපු මුහුදේ නැංගුරම්ලා තිබී ඇත. නියමිත පරිදි මඩකළපුවේ ස්ථානයක විමලධර්මසූරිය රජු සහ සෝබෝල්ඩ් ද වයිට් හමුව සිදුවී ඇත. ලන්දේසි නියෝජිතයා රජු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/21)

ලොහාන් රත්වත්තේගේ කතා වස්තුව
කතුවැකිය උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
ලොහාන් රත්වත්තේ ආයෙත් වරක් පිස්සු කෙළියේය. පිස්සු කෙළිය කියා කීවේ මෙහෙම වැඩ කරන්නට පුළුවන් වන්නේ සිහිබුද්ධියෙන් නම් නොවන බැවිනි. මත්පැනින් සූර්වී සිටියාම සිහිබුද්ධිය සම්පූර්ණයෙන් අඩුවන්නේ නැතත් ටිකක් හෝ එහි අඩු ලුහුඬුවක් පෙනෙන්නට පටන් ගනී. මෑතදී වාර්තා වුණු ලොහාන්ගේ පිස්සු නැටිලි දෙක තුනේදීම ඔහු හිටියේ බීමතින් බවට ඕනෑ තරම් සාක්ෂි ඇත්තේය. ලොහාන් නම් කියන්නේ මාධ්‍ය මඟින් හා තවත් විවිධාකාරයෙන් ඔහු වෙත එල්ල කරන සියලු චෝදනා ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කරන බවය. බැලුවම අමාත්‍ය ධුරයකින් අස්වී තිබෙන්නේ රටට ජාතියට සමාජයට ආදරය කරන යහපත්ම පුද්ගලයෙකි. ඔහු අත කිසිදු වරදක් නැත.  මේ යහපත් පුද්ගලයාගේ පරණ තෝම්බුව ඔහුගේ එකී යහපත් චර්යාව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/21)

HARDTALK: Did the Consumer Affairs Authority ED resign due to undue pressure? (Video)
Courtesy Hiru News
Thushan Gunawardena, the executive director of the Consumer Affairs Authority, has decided to resign.Today's hard talk is regarding this incident; https://youtu.be/aUJURrQFpkc... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/21)

It is not appropriate to build a walking lane around the Parakrama Samudraya" - Former President
Courtesy Hiru News
Former President Maithripala Sirisena says that it is not appropriate to build a walking lane around the Parakrama Samudraya. Meanwhile, it is reported that several places in the Parakrama Samudraya have been eroded due to the removal of stones for the construction of the walkway. Our correspondent in the area stated that there is a severe erosion near the main sluice of the Parakrama Samudraya. The Department of Irrigation has taken steps to remove several large stones foriming the Ralapanawa in the Parakrama Samudraya to construct a walking... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/21)

Sri Lanka surpassed WHO vaccination goals, with 50% of population fully vaccinated
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka reached an important milestone yesterday (September 18) with 50% of the population fully vaccinated, surpassing vaccination goals set by the World Health Organization (WHO). Vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate has been the chant for the pandemic response.  This is based on the science of vaccines and global evidence that COVID-19 vaccines can protect against severe disease as well as limit the transmission of the virus, the WHO says. WHO has called for all countries to vaccinate 10% of their population by the end of September and 40% by the end of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/21)

Consumer Affairs Authority’s executive director decides to resign
Courtesy Adaderana
Executive Director of the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) Thushan Gunawardena has decided to step down from his position, Ada Derana learns. According to reports, Mr. Gunawardena is expected to hand over his resignation to State Minister of Consumer Protection, Lasantha Alagiyawanna next Tuesday (Sep. 21). He has taken the decision citing the mounting pressure that followed after taking a stand against irregularities that were taking place and opposing to sign certain agreements.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/21)

OHCHR’s ad-hoc mechanism not in line with UN charter, Sri Lanka tells Commonwealth
Courtesy Adaderana
Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris has reaffirmed Sri Lanka’s active commitment to dialogue and engagement with the Commonwealth of Nations, at a virtual meeting with the organization’s Secretary-General Patricia Scotland in New York. Sri Lanka as a founding member of the Commonwealth remains proactive and committed to the values, principles and objectives of the Organization, the Foreign Minister has recalled. Sri Lanka looks forward to further collaboration with the Commonwealth in a number of areas including commerce, education, vocational training and climate change, he said further, adding that the island nation has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/21)

COVID: 103 new victims move death toll to 12,125
Courtesy Adaderana
The total number people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up as 103 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Saturday (Sep. 18). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 12,125. As per the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims include 56 males and 47 females. As many as 77 deaths were reported among the elderly people aged above 60 years. In addition, 24 individuals... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/21)

Daily COVID cases count climbs to 1,733
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 436 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 1,733. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 504,491. As many as 432,038 recoveries and 12,125 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic. The Epidemiology Unit’s data showed that 60,328 active cases are currently under medical care.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/21)

Anagarika Dharmapala’s interactions with Mahatma Gandhi during his struggle to restore India’s Buddhist heritage
By Rohana R. Wasala
It seems I was born to restore the Sasana in India. When I started Buddhist work in India, a lot of lay Buddhists as well as Bhikkhus in Ceylon started working against me. They did not accept my advice……… I left Ceylon and went to India to do the work for the Sasana because there was no one to do that work….. In February 1906, my father passed away. Mrs Mary Foster came to my rescue. Mrs Foster is the modern Vishaka. She is helping the Sasana through me……..The well-to-do Sinhalese have no patriotic... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/09/21)

India delivers 20 ‘State of the Art’ rail passenger coaches to Lanka
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, September 18 (newsin.asia): In line with India’s continuing commitment to assisting Sri Lanka in the development of its railway infrastructure, a consignment of 20 railway passenger coaches supplied by Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) Ltd, reached Colombo Port on Friday, September 1. This consignment is a part of the contract to supply 160 passenger coaches to Sri Lanka Railways, funded under an Indian Line of Credit of USD 318 million. The value of this contract is USD 82.6 million. With this consignment, a total of 60... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/09/21)

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    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone
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  • The war is over - With the death of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabakaran, the militant campaign for a Tamil state in Sri Lanka seems to have come to an end. -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09) LTTE RISE & FALL -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • Where is Prabakaran? -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • Great Power Confrontation in the Indian Ocean: The Geo-Politics of the Sri Lankan Civil War by Mahdi Darius Nazemroay -Full Story- (globalresearch.ca - 25/10/09)
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History

  • 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.
  • Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
    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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