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Drug controller investigating medicine exported to Sri Lanka after loss of eye sight complaint
Courtesy Indian Express
According to an official, if the company supplies the necessary information then the body will wait for findings of investigation for further action. The Indian drug controller is investigating a Gujarat-based pharmaceutical company after receiving communication from neighbouring Sri Lanka that a steroid eye drop manufactured by the firm has been linked to adverse events including loss of eye sight. The Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) has also issued a notice to the company seeking details of the importer, those who the drug has been supplied to, and manufacturing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/23)

  "සාවද්‍ය තොරතුරු අනතුරුදායකයි. බෞද්ධ ලෝකය මේ පිළිබඳව අවධානයෙන් සිටිය යුතුයි" - අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා තායිලන්තයේ දී.-
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
   "සාවද්‍ය තොරතුරු අනතුරුදායකයි. බෞද්ධ ලෝකය මේ පිළිබඳව අවධානයෙන් සිටිය යුතුයි" - අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා තායිලන්තයේ දී.- අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා මේ බව ප්‍රකාශ කළේ,  2023.06.01 දින තායිලන්තයේ චූලලෝන්කෝන් රාජවිද්‍යාල  විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ  දී, එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ වෙසක් දින උලෙළේ ප්‍රධාන දේශනය කරමිනි. එහිදී අදහස් දැක් වූ අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා... "වෙසක් දිනය තායිලන්තයේ සංවිධානය කිරීම පිළිබඳව මහා චූලලෝන්ග්කෝර්න් රාජවිද්‍යාල විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය, වෙත මෙන්ම. මෙහි දේශනය පැවැත්විම මට ආරාධනා කිරීම ගැන අතිපූජ්‍ය මහා සංඝරත්නය, ජාත්‍යන්තර වෙසක් දින සභාව, ජාත්‍යන්තර බෞද්ධ විශ්වවිද්‍යාල සංගමය, අයුත්‍යා හි මහා චූලලෝන්ග්කෝර්න් රාජවිද්‍යාල විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය (MCU), බැංකොක්හි එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ ESCAP මධ්‍යස්ථානය සහ එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/23)

Substance Use in Borderline Personality Disorder
Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.
 A personality disorder is an enduring pattern of inner experience, of seeing the world and relating to others in a manner that markedly deviates from cultural expectations, and includes, and results in, problematic and habitual behaviors that are pervasive and inflexible (APA). The first clinical conceptualization of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) was provided in 1975 by Gunderson and Singer.  By 1980, the construct of BPD was considered developed and validated to the extent that the disorder was included in the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III; American Psychiatric Association... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/23)

IMF deputy urges SL to keep up momentum on economic reforms
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Sri Lanka is showing a "strong commitment" to implementing economic reforms but must continue this momentum amid a challenging economic environment, International Monetary Fund Deputy Managing Director Kenji Okamura said on Thursday. In a statement at the conclusion of his visit to Columbo, Okamura said continued open dialogue with Sri Lanka's creditors would help reach restructuring agreements that would restore debt sustainability in line with IMF targets for its $3 billion, 40-month loan to the struggling island country. (Reuters) Full Statement  Colombo, Sri Lanka: Mr. Kenji Okamura, Deputy Managing Director... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/23)

Heads will roll unless state institutions perform; President warns
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his televised address to the nation, asserted that his government would not hesitate to replace the heads of the state institutions such as the Ceylon Electricity Board, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and SriLankan Airlines unless they improved their performance in conformity with the restructuring plan for public enterprises. The president envisioned a four-pillar programme to revive the economy, said there are currently 430 public enterprises operating in 33 sectors of the economy. He said these enterprises employ six per cent of the Sri Lankan population but many of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/23)

Punish those who are responsible for causing inconvenience to the monk –President’s Secretary
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake had informed the Secretary Ports and Aviation Ministry to hold an inquiry and punish those who are responsible for keeping Venerable Ajan Brahim Thera for 12 hours. Ekanayake said he had taken this decision following the advice of President Ranil Wickremesinghe. The President had wanted action taken against those who are responsible for the drama. The President’s secretary said he express his regrets over the incident.(Yohan Perera)... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/23)

Central Bank shifts gears to growth with surprise policy rate cut
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
250bps rate cut clearly reflects CB’s desire to reboot economic growth “Today is the start of the policy easing cycle” – CB Governor Dr. Weerasinghe Expects market interest rates to come down with policy rate cut Confident inflation reaching single digit levels by July end  Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe The Central Bank yesterday delivered a surprise policy rate cut, bringing nearly two years long tightening cycle to a close and left open the door for further rate cuts in the next few months... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/23)

Premadasa made political changes which were not for the   good of the country. A political party had to get a minimum number of votes to be eligible for representation in Parliament. Premadasa reduced this cut off point from for  12.5% to 5 %.This law was introduced in 1988 by then President the late R. Premadasa to appease Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader M.H.M. Ashraff, said critics. This permitted the entry of small ethnic parties into Parliament. Sarath Amunugama called it the unleashing of a Pandora’s Box of small ethnic parties which could bargain for ministerial... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/23)

Premadasa was probably the most calculating politician Sri Lanka has ever had.Premadasa was politicking day and night, said Sarath Amunugama.His voice rang with authority and power, commanding compliance, said Evans Cooray. Premadasa had an unparalleled knowledge of the Colombo’s electoral mathematics, said Sarath.  He created a support base which included the poor of all major castes. He had several venues   where he met the public. He also created a coterie of loyalists.  His chief supporter was Sirisena Cooray who was an early supporter of Premadasa. Premadasa read through old copies of Hansard... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/23)

After Two Centuries of Indulging in Hate Speech Anti-Sinhala and Anti-Buddhist Elements Have to Adjust to ICCPR World Order
Dilrook Kannangara
“What changed?” demands anti-Sinhala and anti-Buddhist elements in Sri Lanka when the ICCPR Act is implemented. They have been used to a life of hate speech against Sinhala and Buddhist interests for the past 200 years. Instead of changing to the new world norm of human rights, they blame the Act and live in the tribal era! Sri Lanka acceded to the ICCPR (International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights) on June 11, 1980. However, Sri Lanka did not change the local law to reflect this until 2007. In 2007, the International Covenant on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/23)

අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා එක්සත්ජාතීන්ගේ වෙසක්දින උළෙල අමතයි.
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
(2023.06.01) තායිලන්තය. එහිදී අදහස් දැක් වූ අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා- වෙසක් පුන් පොහෝ දිනය නිමිත්තෙන් එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ වෙසක් දිනය තායිලන්තයේ සංවිධානය කිරීම පිළිබඳව මහා චූලලෝන්ග්කෝර්න් රාජවිද්‍යාල විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය, වෙත මාගේ සුභ පැතුම් පිරිනමන්නේ ඉතාමත් ගෞරවයෙනි. බෞද්ධ වර්ෂයෙන් 2567 වූ (ව්‍යවහාර වසරෙන් 2023) වෙසක් පුර පසළොස්වක පොහොය දිනය, මේ වසරේ මෙම සම්මේලනයට සහභාගී වෙමින්   සැමරීමට ලැබීම වැදගත් සන්ධිස්ථානයක්. මෙම දේශනය පැවැත්විම මට ආරාධනා කිරීම ගැන අතිපූජ්‍ය මහා සංඝරත්නය, ජාත්‍යන්තර වෙසක් දින සභාව, ජාත්‍යන්තර බෞද්ධ විශ්වවිද්‍යාල සංගමය, අයුත්‍යා හි මහා චූලලෝන්ග්කෝර්න් රාජවිද්‍යාල විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය (MCU), බැංකොක්හි එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ ESCAP මධ්‍යස්ථානය සහ එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ වෙසක් දින... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/23)

Qatar-Bangladesh LNG deal: What's  the message for the energy hit world during the global energy crisis?
Erina Haque
Qatar-Bangladesh long-term deal on LNG imports: A ray of hope in times of crisis? Bangladesh has signed a long-term agreement to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar at the rate of 1.8 million metric tons (MMT) per annum for 15 years. The agreement was signed on Thursday (June 1). According to the agreement, Bangladesh will receive an additional 1.8 MMT of LNG annually, starting in 2026. The long-term LNG sales and purchase agreement (SPA) was signed between Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Minerals Corporation (Petrobangla) and Qatar Energy's LNG trading arm at Qatar Energy's headquarters in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/23)

Exploring the untapped clay industry
By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya Courtesy The Morning
Saterra Pottery Founder Bhagya Senanayake on the industry’s potential and barriers to development Clay is a material many of us are familiar with, whether we come across it in the form of cookware, as a medium of art, or in construction. However, the industry remains largely untapped, with its potential going unnoticed and uses being limited for years. Shedding light on this was Bhagya Senanayake, who is not only involved in Salruk, her family’s terracotta business established three decades ago, but is also adding a modern touch... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/23)

President unveils govt’s roadmap for socio-economic reforms and accelerated development
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka’s economy is gradually recovering from the crisis thanks to the correct policies including the collective efforts of the people, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said, delivering a special statement on the government’s efforts over the past nine months to revive Sri Lanka’s economy. https://youtu.be/vhVFaTuMTeA The President’s Media Division (PMD) says the objective of this address is to provide the public with a comprehensive understanding of Sri Lanka’s national transformation roadmap and to present the proposed strategies for accomplishing the envisioned objectives. In his speech, the Head of State... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/23)

පොලිසිය මංජු නිශ්ශංක පසුපස.. මුල්‍ය විශුද්ධිකරණ චෝදනා…
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
ගෝලීය ශ්‍රී ලංකා කොංග්‍රසය නායක මංජු නිශ්ශංක නමැත්තා සම්බන්ධයෙන් නීති විරෝධී වත්කම් හා දේපොල විමර්ශන කොට්ඨාසය විසින් පරීක්ෂණ ආරම්භ කර ඇත. මුල්‍ය විශුද්ධිකරණ පනත යටතේ මෙම පුද්ගලයා විසින් වරදක් කර ඇතිදැයි අනාවරණය කරගැනීමට ඉන් බලාපොරොත්තු වන බව පොලිසිය කියයි. කොළඹ පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී පොලිස් මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ පොලිස් අධිකාරී නිහාල් තල්දුව මහතා මේ බව සඳහන් කලේය. මංජු නිශ්ශංකට එරෙහිව පොලිස් මූලස්ථානයට ලැබී ඇති පැමිණිලි සම්බන්ධයෙන් කළ විමසීමකට ප්‍රතිචාර දක්වමින් ඒ මහතා මේ බව කියා සිටියේය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/23)

Interlocutory application filed against Pastor Jerome’s petition
Courtesy Adaderana
An interlocutory application has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking to dismiss the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by Pastor Jerome Fernando without taking it up for hearing. Pastor Jerome Fernando had filed the relevant FR petition requesting an order to be issued preventing his arrest. Accordingly, the interlocutory application was filed by a group including Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thero, against Jerome Fernando’s fundamental rights petition. The petitioning party claims that Pastor Fernando, who has also been charged over several controversial statements against several religions including Buddhism, had recently... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/23)

Many expressed displease about education reforms in Sri Lanka and it could assume that academics appointed to perform the role of reforming education failed to do the task as required by the country, and the development of policies for education reforms have stagnated because the appointed experts are lacking the understanding of reforms that are required by Sri Lanka. Education in the modern era is based on achieving outcomes by students and Western countries spend a large sum of funds to train students for achieving outcomes of lessons with value education. Outcome-Based Education is an... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/06/23)

What Happens to drugs seized?
By Dr Tilak S. Fernando
The Central Postal Exchange Division officers of Sri Lanka seized parcels addressed to Borelesgamuwa, Wellawatte, Minuwangoda and Thalamgama areas sent from the United States and Canada. A person came to collect the packages. When the customs officials inspected them in front of the person who came to collect the parcels in the presence of the Police Narcotics Bureau on May 16, these parcels contained “Kush”, and the person was handed over to the police for further investigation. ‘Kush’ is a new drug in Sri Lanka, as “Ice” is quite dangerous and is the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/06/23)

Sri Lanka renews ties with Thailand.
Prime Minister's Media Division
Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena held extensive discussions with Prime Minister of Thailand Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha on bilateral relations. The meeting took place at the Government House in Bangkok during the three-day visit of Prime Minister Gunawardena to Thailand. The visit was to attend the United Nationas Vesak Day celebrations and to discuss strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries and to strengthen trade and investment and religious ties. Sri Lanka and Thailand have a strong cultural and religious bond because of their shared Buddhist heritage. The Siam Nikaya, which... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/06/23)

High Commissioner Moragoda undertakes a visit to Akshaya Patra Foundation in Bengaluru to study their renowned mid-day meal programme
Media Release Sri Lankan High Commission in India
Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India, Milinda Moragoda recently undertook a visit to the Headquarters of the Akshaya Patra Foundation in Bengaluru, Karnataka to study their renowned mid-day meal programme for school children. Established in 2000 as a non-profit trust of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), Akshaya Patra is one of the world’s largest not-for-profit run school feeding programmes, serving wholesome food every school day to over 2.3 million children from 22,367 schools across 15 states and 2 union territories of India. At present, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/06/23)

ආගම, සංස්කෘතිය විනාශ කළාම ඉතිරි වන්නේ වහලුන් පමණයි.. මෝඩාභිවාදකයන් කරන්නේ එයයි.
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
රටක් ආගමික හා සංස්කෘතිකව විනාශ කළාම ඒ රටට ඉදිරි වන්නේ වහලුන් පිරිසක් යැයි බුද්ධ ශාසන ආගමික කටයුතු හා සංස්කෘතික කටයුතු ඇමති විදුර වික්‍රමනායක මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. ඇතැමුන් ආගමට සංස්කෘතියට පහර දෙන්නේ ඒ නිසා බවද ඔහු මෝඩිභිවාදනයෙන් උන්මාද වූ තරුණ පිරිස් විසින් එම තත්ත්වයට සමාජය පත්කරමින් ඇතැයි කියා සිටියේය. කිසිම ආගමකට ගරහන්නට කිසිවෙකුට අයිතියක් නැති බවත් රජයක් ලෙස එවන් කටයුතුවලට ඉඩ නොතබන බවත් හෙතෙම පැවසීය. බෞද්ධයාට බෞද්ධාගමට එරෙහිව ක්‍රියාත්මක වන බලවේග සියලු දෙනා එක්ව පරාජය කළ යුතු බවත් ඒ සඳහා බෞද්ධ මහා සම්මේලනය වැනි සංවිධාන නායකත්වය ගත යුතු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/06/23)

බලංගොඩ කස්සප හිමියන් සැගවේ..
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
තමන් වහන්සේට ජීවිත තර්ජන ඇති බැවින් මේ වන විට සැඟවී සිටින බව පූජ්‍ය බලංගොඩ කාශ්‍යප හිමියන් සඳහන් කරති. “මෝඩාභිමානී”ප්‍රසංගය සහ මේ දිනවල බෞද්ධ ආගම සම්බන්ධ කොටගෙන ඇති වී තිබෙන සිදුවීම් පිළිබඳව කතා කිරීම හේතුවෙන් තමන් වහන්සේට ජීවිත තර්ජන සිදු වෙමින් පවතින බව උන්වහන්සේ පවසති . https://youtu.be/FhX2_rgVfdY එමෙන්ම මංජු නිශ්ශංක නැමැති පුද්ගලයාට එල්.ටී.ටී.ඊ ඩයස්පෝරාවේන් මුදල් ලැබෙන බවත් එල්.ටී.ටී.ඊ අවශ්‍යතාවයට අනුව එම මුදල් යොදා ගනිමින් මංජු නිශ්ශංක කටයුතු කරන බවට බලංගොඩ කාශ්‍යප හිමියන් චෝදනා කරති අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් රාජාංගනේ හිමියන් වෙනුවෙන් තමන් වහන්සේ පෙනී සිටින බව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/06/23)

CID arrests SL Vlog’s Bruno Divakara
Courtesy Adaderana
Bruno Divakara, the owner of the YouTube channel ‘SL-Vlogs’, has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), a short while ago.  https://youtu.be/nUtppJ2FTAQ He was arrested by the CID after being questioned for over eight hours regarding the recent controversial comments by stand-up comedian Nathasha Edirisooriya, who was also arrested recently, Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said.  Mr. Divakara was likely brought in for questioning as the video of concern, that soon went viral across social media websites, was initially published on the ‘SL Vlog’ Youtube channel.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/06/23)

Govt refutes accusations over funding for Poson Programme
Courtesy Adaderana
The Government has refuted recent allegations made pertaining to the lack of funding towards the Anuradhapura Poson Programme, stating that Rs. 28.8 million has already been granted for this purpose. Accordingly, two Ministries and one Department have, thus far, contributed a sum of Rs. 28.8 million for the Anuradhapura Poson Programme this year, the President’s Media Division (PMD) reported. https://youtu.be/eHzAOhHpuX8 They further noted the allocation made by the Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs for the Poson Mihintale Perahera this year was the highest since 2019. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/06/23)

Gazette issued bringing several state institutions under Finance Ministry
Courtesy Adaderana
A gazette notification has been issued bringing several state-owned institutions including the Colombo Lotus Tower Management Company, Sri Lanka Cement Corporation, State Engineering Corporation, Sri Lanka Telecom and its subsidiaries and allied institutions under the purview of the Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilisation and National Policies. The gazette has been issued by President and Finance Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with the powers vested in him under paragraph (1) of Article 44 of the Constitution of Sri Lanka, with effect from May 30, 2023. Accordingly, the following state institutions have been brought under the purview Minister... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/06/23)

Please, take charge of the Poson celebrations: A respectful proposal to the Mahanayake Theras
Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island
The following is a public proposal respectfully offered, for what it is worth, by a senior Sri Lankan to the Most Venerable Mahanayake Theras of all Nikayas on behalf of all Sri Lankans of like mind:  I believe that the Mahanayake Theras have been alive to the events of the past few weeks that bear upon the survival of the 2270 year old Buddha Sasana in our country. The facts are obvious for all to see; so they need no explicit elaboration. The threats to the Buddha Sasana are both... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/23)

Part 7: Summary—Leadership Needed For Socio-Economic Success in Sri Lanka - A candid study and an action plan Economic and social development for Sri Lanka
by Professor Sunil J.  Wimalawansa
Types of leadership Sri Lanka needs? To advance the country, Sri Lanka needs a new generation of younger, educated, patriotic and self-sacrificing, honest, and intellectually mature people in leadership positions who understand the economy and how the country could develop sustainably.  An energetic, open-minded, honest, broadly educated, younger generation must replace the currently ailing politicians at each level of central and peripheral governments. Dedicated leaders must possess a long-term vision and are collectively willing to take firm decisions, work hard to overcome barriers and improve Sri Lanka for future generations. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/23)

China will always stand for Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and socioeconomic development – Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
Prime Minister's Media Division
Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sun Weidong said Sri Lanka is a longtime friend of China and his country will always stand by Sri Lanka’s sovereignty as well as for political independence and socioeconomic development. He stated this when he called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees today (May 30). The Vice Minister assured that China will increase investments in several areas such as agriculture, trade and commerce, ports and infrastructure development in Sri Lanka. He also said China will continue to provide economic assistance as well as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/23)

Satanic Verses – Jihad Cartoons & Freedom of Expression for Comedian Nathasha in Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge
Those currently wailing over freedom of expression and attempting to portray an image that people were over-reacting, have conveniently forgotten the Dutch newspaper cartoons that resulted in a religious jihad for disrespecting Prophet Mohammed. The cartoons resulted in calls for death, led to riots & arson. All that Sri Lanka’s Sinhala Buddhist majority seeks is relevant authorities to take legal action & prevent similar mockery. Comedy & comedians in Sri Lanka should not feel they have to sustain themselves by only tarnishing the Buddha! Let’s first return to the cartoons which... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/23)

තාක්ෂණික විප්ලව සිදුවෙන සමයේත් පිස්සු කෙලින නිරාගමිකයෝ
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි 
ආගමික දර්ශනයන් මිනිස් මනසට ගලා ඒමට පෙර මෙලොව විසු සියලුම මිනිස්සු නිරාගමිකයෝය. ඒ යුගය මීට වසර මිලියන ගණනකට පෙර ලොව පැවතී තත්වයයි.සියලුම සතුන් හා මිනිසා පරිනාමය වීම ආරම්භ වී නොදියුණු වානරයාගේ සිට මිනිසාට පෙර මානවකයා දක්වා පරිනාම ක්‍රියාවලියට වසර මිලියන 80ක පමණ කාලයක් ඉක්මවා මෙලොවට බිහිවූ පලමු මිනිස් පරපුරද අනිවාර්යෙන්ම නිරාගමිකයින් වන අතර මිනිසත් භාවයේ, වසර මිලියන ගණනක් ගතකල, මිනිසා ආගමික දර්ශනයන්, දේශපාලනික දර්ශනයන්, ජෝතිෂ්‍ය, යන  විෂයන් තම පරිනත මනසින් අවබෝධ කරගත් අතර, ඔවුන් ආගමිකයින්, හෝ දාර්ශනිකයින් වශයෙන් හදුන්වයි. ගලාගෙන යන ගඟක් සේ නිර්මාණයවී ගලා යන සත්ව පරිනාමය අඛණ්ඩව සිදුවෙන අතර මේ ගඟේ  මිනිස් අවධිය, කොටස්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/23)

An expression of  a suffering Sri Lankan
Lankaweb Poetry Corner by Sunil Kumar
In the shadows of my weary soul,  A haunting presence takes its toll. A weight upon my fragile heart,  As sadness weaves its sublime art. Like an Autumn's fading light, emotions dimmed and veiled from sight.  A somber melody softly plays, as tears now dance in silent haze. A tempest brews within my core, unveiling scars of pain once more. The echoes of a broken dream,  reside within this saddened... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/23)

රට වනසන අලුත්ම කුමන්ත්‍රණයක් ගැන හෙළිදරව්වක්
උපුටාගැණීම අද දෙරණ
මුදලට යටවූ ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයින් පිරිසක් හරහා සංවිධානාත්මක කණ්ඩායමක් විසින් රට තුළ නැවතත් ගැටුම් ඇතිකිරීමට උත්සාහ ගන්නා බව අධිකරණ අමාත්‍ය ආචාර්ය විජයදාස රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසයි. https://youtu.be/KlGpCWlHCuc අද පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක්වෙමින් අමාත්‍යවරයා මෙම අදහස් පළකළේය. එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ අධිකරණ අමාත්‍ය ආචාර්ය විජයදාස රාජපක්ෂ මහතා, "ආගමික අන්තවාදය පැතිරවීම පිළිබඳව පහුගිය කාලයේ ක්‍රිකට් මණ්ඩලය සම්බන්ධව කරපු වාර්තාවලිනුත් අපිට කරුණු තහවුරු වෙලා තියෙනවා. තවත් සමහර අය තමන්ගේ ඒ ආගමික මතවාද වෙනුවෙන් අනිකුත් ආගම්වලට අගෞරව කරමින් ඒවා විනාශ කිරීම සඳහා කටයුතු කරමින් ඉන්නවා. මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් විදේශීය බලපෑම් විදේශීය වියදම්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/23)

නතාෂා USAID සේවිකාවක්.. ‘සුද්ධෝදනගෙ කොලුවා’ ඇමරිකා තිර රචනයක්.-ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණේ නායක, පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා
ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණ
බුදුදහමට ගරහන ලද “නටාෂා” නමැති තැනැත්තිය ඇමරිකා එක්සත් ජනපද රාජ්‍ය දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ ව්‍යාපෘතියක මෙන්ම USAID ආයතනයේ ද සේවයේ නියුතුව සිටි අයකු බවත් ඇය බුදුදහමට ගැරහීමට සැලසුම්සහගතව ගොඩනගා, වේදිකාගත කළ අයකු බවත් මේ දියත් වන බුදුදහමට ගැරහීමේ මෙහෙයුම අහිංසක එකක් නොවන බවත් උත්තර ලංකා සභාගයේ සභාපති, ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණේ නායක, පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා පෙන්වා දෙයි. ඊයේ(29) සවස බොරැල්ලේ පිහිටි ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂ ප්‍රධාන කාර්යාලයේදී පැවති උත්තර ලංකා සභාගයේ පක්ෂ නායක හමුවෙන් අනතුරුව මාධ්‍යවේදීන් නැඟූ ප්‍රශ්නවලට පිළිතුරු දෙමින් ඒ මහතා මෙසේ පෙන්වා දුන්නේය. මාධ්‍යවේදීන් නැගූ ප්‍රශ්නවලට විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා ලබා දුන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/23)

‘ආගමික ගැටුමක් හදන්න විදේශයකින් මුදල්.. භික්‍ෂු ගිණුම්වලටත් ලැබෙයි..’
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
“ආගමික ජාතික සංහිදියාව විනාශ කරනු ලබන සමාජ මාධ්‍ය යේ කැපී පෙනෙන අයට සහාය ලබා දෙන්න එපා. මේ කණ්ඩායම්වලට විදේශීය රටවලින් සහාය ලබා දෙනවා කියලා තොරතුරු පවතිනවා. අපේ රටේ ඇතැම් භික්ෂුන් වහන්සේලාටත් එහෙම මුදල් එනවා කියලා හෙලිව තිබෙනවා” අධිකරණ, බන්ධනාගාර කටයුතු හා ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණ අමාත්‍ය විජයදාස රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසයි අමාත්‍යවරයා මෙම අදහස් පළ කරනු ලැබුවේ අධිකරණ අමාත්‍යාංශ ශ්‍රවණාගාරයේදි  පැවති විශේෂ මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් සඳහා එක්වෙමිනි සමාජ මාධ්‍ය පාලනය කළ නොහැකි වුවත් ඔවුන් කරනු ලබන ප්‍රකාශ සදහා නීතිමය පියවර ගැනීමට හැකියාවක් පවතින බව ද අමාත්‍යවරයා මෙහිදී පැවසීය. එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/23)

‘බිලියන තුනක් වියදම් කරන්නම්…’ මංජු නිශ්ශංක, අනුර දිසානායකට කියලා..
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
බුදුදහමට එරෙහිව සිදුකරන කුමන්ත්‍රණ පසුපස මංජු නිශ්ශංක නම් පුද්ගලයා සිටින බව පූජ්‍ය බලංගොඩ කස්සප හිමියෝ කියා සිටිති. https://youtu.be/fhaT5MXtExk ඔහුගේ පියා ඇමරිකාවේ සිට කොටි ඩයස්පෝරාව හරහා ලබාගන්නා මුදල් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට එවමින් සිටින බවත් උන් වහන්සේ පවසති. තමන් බිලියන 3ක් තමන් වියදම් කිරීමට සූදානම් වූ මංජු නිශ්ශංක ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ නායක අනුර දිසානායක මහතා හමුවී සඳහන් කර ඇති බව ද උන්වහන්සේ කියා සිටියහ. කොළඹදී මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් අමතමින් එහිමියෝ මෙම අදහස් පල කරන ලදී.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/23)

‘හෑයියා’ දුරදිග යයි.. ලකාගේ බිරිද රහස් පොලිසියට.. ලකයි සිකයි පිටරට සිට ප‍්‍රකාශයක්..
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
මෙරට ජනප්‍රිය යූ ටියුබ් නාලිකාවක් වන ‘ලකයි සිකයි’ හි නිර්මාණ ශිල්පීන්ට සමාජ ජාල ඔස්සේ මරණීය තර්ජන එල්ල වන බව ඔවුන් කියා සිටිති. ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් ලක්මාල් වීරසූරිය හා සහන් අරෝෂ ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාවේ සිට අන්තර්ජාලය ඔස්සේ අදහස් පළ කර මේ බව කියා සිටියහ. ලක්මාල් විරසූරයිගේ බිරිඳ මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් පොලිස් අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ කොට්ඨාසයටද පැමිණිලි කර තිබේ. නතාෂා එදිරිසූරිය විසින් පවත්වන ලද ප්‍රසංගය නැරඹීමට යාම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඇතැම් පිරිසක් සංවිධානාත්මකව තමන්ට එරෙහිව මෙම කටයුත්තේ නියැළී සිටින බවද ඔවුන් කියා සිටිති.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/23)

Debate on genocide without a credible death toll
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
These numbers are not determined by authentic evidence or facts but by political outlooks and agendas. And all those who refer to these numbers seem to have forgotten that they are talking about human lives Ranaviru Day Commemoration at Parliament premises Sri Lankan Government officially commemorates the members of the Armed Forces who died in the war on May 19 Despite the merit or demerit of the decision, it seems to be a move by President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who might have been instrumental to it... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/23)

Agreement signed to extend India’s $1bn credit line for Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
The signing of the agreement to extend the USD$ 1,000 million assistance scheme from India for the import of essential materials for a further period of one year has been carried out today (May 30), says Minister of Finance Shehan Semasinghe. In a Twitter message, Minister Semasinghe has mentioned that the officials of the State Bank of India had participated in the event virtually. The initial agreement was signed in 2022 March, the minister mentioned, adding that out of the 1,000 million US dollars allocated materials were imported for $ 576.75 million.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/23)

China will always stand for Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and socioeconomic development – Vice Foreign Minister
Courtesy Adaderana
Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Sun Weidong has assured that China, a longstanding ally of Sri Lanka, will always stand by the island nation’s sovereignty and its political and socioeconomic development. Weidong called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees today (30 May), during which he assured that China will increase investments in several areas, including agriculture, trade and commerce and ports and infrastructure development. Moreover, he also noted that China will continue to provide economic assistance, while also supporting Sri Lanka’s debt restructuring programme. The Vice... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/23)

Sri Lanka to revise penalty for overstaying foreigners
Courtesy Adaderana
The Ministerial Consultative Committee has approved the orders made by the Minister of Public Security under the Immigrants and Emigrants Act to revise the fine of US$500, in addition to the visa fees, to foreigners who have overstayed their period of valid visas. The approval was given at the Ministerial Consultative Committee held recently under the Chairmanship of the Minister of Public Security Tiran Alles, the Department of Communications of the Parliament said. Accordingly, it has been recommended that no penalty shall be levied for departure at an approved port of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/05/23)

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