Sri Lankan Greeting
"Ayubowan": May You Enjoy a Long Life
Lankaweb is Sri Lanka's first Social
Media -Social Cloud Web site in its true sense.
It's a fusion of sociology and technology, transforming monologues
(one to many) into dialogues (many to many) and is the democratization
of information, transforming people from content readers into
Express Your Opinion - Read What Others Say! The Independent Interactive Voice of Sri Lanka on the Internet
for more than 17 years.
Lankaweb Social Media - Tools that allow sharing of information and creation of communities through on line network of people. Today we can post, we can view, we can share and we can comment.
provides hyperlinks to other news sources for your convenience. If
you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to Lankaweb.com,
you do so entirely on your own responsibility .DISCLAIMER
We believe in Free Speech, Right of Expression that Creates Platform for Dialogue. Therefore we do not moderate every comment posted on this web site. Once filtered through the initial registration process, any subsequent comments can be posted directly on the website to make it truly interactive. However, any abusive comments will be deleted forthwith and contributor’s membership will be cancelled immediately.
Has the COVID Pandemic exposed the lack of a social conscience within the Sri Lankan society? By Raj Gonsalkorale The norms of society are the sum of our collective values and priorities – as society shapes us, we shape society. In addition to a sense of right and wrong for personal action, individuals possess a sense of right and wrong for collective action – what might be called social conscience. Individual conscience compels us to act morally in our daily lives, avoiding or helping to relieve the immediate suffering of others, whereas social conscience compels us to insist on moral action from the wider institutions of society and to seek the transformation of social... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 14/05/21)
Coronavirus: 24 fatalities moves death toll to 892 Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services today confirmed another 24 deaths that had occurred during the period from 08th to 13th May, due to Covid-19 virus infection. Accordingly, the total number of deaths due to Covid-19 infection in Sri Lanka has now moved to 892.... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 14/05/21)
Sri Lanka’s daily coronavirus cases count climbs to 2,249 Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health says that another 1,174 persons have tested positive for coronavirus in the country, increasing today’s tally of Covid-19 cases to 2,249. All new cases reported today are associated with the New Year Covid-19 cluster. This brings the Sri Lanka’s total coronavirus cases count to 135,796 while total recoveries stand at 108,802. 26,126 patients infected with the virus are currently under medical treatment.... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 14/05/21)
People over 60 years without health complications to receive Sinopharm jabs Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has decided to administer the first dose of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to people who are over the age of 60 years, without any health complications. State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle said the decision was taken during meeting of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. https://youtu.be/0M9UBd98sJI... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 14/05/21)
Covid: Will UK vaccine success keep virus at bay? Nick Triggle Health correspondent Courtesy BBC Next week will see the most significant lifting of restrictions yet in England, with indoor mixing to be allowed. The rest of the UK is making similar steps. It means the onus is increasingly shifting on to the vaccines, rather than social distancing and restrictions, to keep the virus at bay. How well do they work? And is there now enough immunity in the population to protect us all? The vaccines are working wonderfully The UK has benefited from both... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 13/05/21)
Besides COVID-19, India is also fighting with vulture journalists, who are spreading more panic and despair than pandemic By Bureau Report courtesy The Australia Today Picture Source: ScreenShot Twitter BarkhaDutt No one, I repeat, no one should die due to lack of medical care. Every death is painful and heart-wrenching, even if the country’s medical system is overburdened and doctors are toiling hard to save the Covid-19 patients amid an unprecedented surge of cases in the second wave. Then, there are journalists and reporters, toxic ones, who rub salt into India’s wounds by manipulating national tragedy to carry out their agenda against the state. They go on to the extent of distorting... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/05/21)
Were Norway and Solheim pro-LTTE? By Noor Nizam - Peace and Political Actvist and Political Communications Researcher, May 12th., 2021. RENOUNCED INDIAN JOURNALIST M.R. NARAYAN SWAMY SAYS - "IN REALITY IT WAS NOT". I fully disagree with the statement - M.R. Narayan Swamy has made in an article published by the https://www.themorning.lk/were-norway-and-solheim-pro-ltte/ the above dated May 9, 2021, "that Norway was pro-LTTE when in reality it was not". NORWAY WAS INDEED PRO-LTTE SINCE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MILITANT MOVEMENT IN 1976 BY VELUPILLAI PRABHARAN AS THE SUCCESSOR TO AN ORGANIZATION HE HAD FORMED IN THE EARLIER 1970s. ... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 13/05/21)
Sri Lankan woman's death in spotlight as Japan debates immigration bill Courtesy Mainichi.jp TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The death of a Sri Lankan woman detained at a central Japan immigration facility has been in the spotlight as parliament debates a controversial bill to revise the immigration law that is feared will worsen conditions for asylum seekers in Japan. https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210512/p2g/00m/0na/057000c While ruling parties aim to pass the bill during the current parliament session through mid-June to resolve the long-term detention of foreign nationals facing deportation orders, opposition forces have called for its abolishment as the government has yet to figure out the circumstances surrounding the Sri Lankan's... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 13/05/21)
Sri Lanka registers 2,573 new COVID cases within the day Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 957 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,386. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 133,484. As many as 107,657 recoveries and 801 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic. The Epidemiology Unit’s data showed that 24,977 active cases are currently under medical care.... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 13/05/21)
All local, foreign overseas arrivals to undergo 14-day mandatory quarantine Courtesy Adaderana As per new health guidelines, all overseas arrivals including Sri Lankans should undergo a mandatory quarantine period of 14 days at a quarantine facility. https://youtu.be/wz4eyJBV3Wk This measure will be carried out irrespective of their COVID-19 vaccination status, Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena stated issuing a notice today (May 12). Sri Lankan Seafarers or Sea Marshalls returning home will also be subjected to the aforementioned mandatory quarantine period. Local and foreign staff members of Diplomatic Missions and their families too should undergo the 14-day... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 13/05/21)
Those who had AstraZeneca first jab, should take Sputnik V with adenovirus 26 – Specialist By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island If those who have taken the first dose of AstraZeneca are to receive a second jab of Sputnik V, they should take the first Sputnik V vaccine with adenovirus 26 (Ad26), Consultant Immunologist and head of the department of Immunology-MRI, Dr Nihan Rajiva de Silva says. Dr. de Silva said that the first dose of Sputnik had Ad 26 and the second had adenovirus-5. “Adenovirus-5 is common. We may have been exposed to that and we may have developed antibodies. Adenovirus-26 is rarer and we will better respond to that.... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 13/05/21)
HELAVEDEKAMA Vs WESTERN MEDICINE By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today At long last Ayurveda Hospitals are permitted to treat the Covid-19 affected patients. This was revealed by State by Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle. Also, it was followed. by State Minister of Indigenous Medicine Promotion, Rural and Ayurveda Hospitals Development and Community Health, Sisira Jayakody, all coronavirus patients will be treated in Ayurvedic hospitals with normal ‘Deseeya’ (local) treatment such as ‘Kanda’ (porridge), boiled coriander water, inhaling vaper etc. Yet again, some newspapers gave contradictory versions regarding this matter. However, the Sinhala Medical Heritage Forum (Sinhala Veda Uruma... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 12/05/21)
POPULATION IS A CRITICAL FACTOR FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SRI LANKA BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Economic development has been talking since independence in 1948 focussing on various strategies and at the school level, this topic was broadly discussed to educate the young generation. Since early 1960, the government policy focused on a variety of issues that affected economic development. There was a theoretical explanation that the population grows geometrically despite the economy seems to be growing arithmetically. Many economists showed this situation using data related to the Philippines and government policymakers in Sri Lanka advised to project a population control plan with the support of foreign countries. When looked at... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 12/05/21)
FM conveys SL’s serious concern to Canadian HC By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Minister Gunawardena meets HC McKinnon (pic courtesy FM) Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena yesterday (10) conveyed Sri Lanka’s deep concern over the adoption of Private Member Bill 104 on ‘Tamil Genocide Education Week’ by the Ontario Legislative Assembly on 06 May 2021 to Canadian High Commissioner David McKinnon. The meeting took place at the Foreign Ministry. Pointing out that the position taken by the Ontario Legislative Assembly contradicted the Canadian government’s stand, Gunawardena sought immediate intervention of the Canadian government to stop Royal Assent by Lt.... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 12/05/21)
Switzerland urged to pay reparations for illegal adoptions from Sri Lanka Keystone-SDA/ac,dos Courtesy Swissinfo.ch The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) has called on Switzerland to conduct an impartial investigation into past illegal adoptions from Sri Lanka and pay reparations to victims. In its review of Switzerland’s record on enforced disappearances on Tuesday, the CED raised the issue of illegal adoptions of Sri Lankan children that happened a few decades ago. While acknowledging that the Alpine nation had accepted its failure to prevent the illegal adoptions, the committee said that a rich country like Switzerland “should do more” for these children who... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 12/05/21)
Sri Lanka to introduce digital COVID vaccine ID Courtesy Adaderana A digital COVID vaccine identity card will be issued in near future in order to make the inoculation drive more efficient, says Minister of Youth and Sports Namal Rajapaksa. The initiative is expected to be implemented as a joint effort of the Health Ministry and Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA). This digital ID will include all details related to the individual who received the vaccine, such as the date and place of vaccination, brand of the jab, due date of the second dose, Minister Rajapaksa pointed out.... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 12/05/21)
COVID: 23 victims move death toll to 850 Courtesy Adaderana As many as 23 COVID-related deaths were confirmed in Sri Lanka today (May 11), says Director-General of Health Services. The new development has moved the total number of COVID victims in the country to 850, according to official data. As per the media release issued by the Department of Government Information, the victims have succumbed to the virus infection between the period of May 05 – May 11. The deaths were reported from Ratmalana, Polonnaruwa, Pilimathalawa, Pathana, Thalawakele, Hangranoya, Matale, Elkaduwa, Madulkele, Menikhinna, Matara, Thalgaswala, Moronthuduwa, Maharagama, Halthota, Waskaduwa, Kelaniya,... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 12/05/21)
Ban on agrochemicals:Where are we heading? By Prof Rohan Rajapakse Courtesy The Island Emeritus Professor of Agriculture Biology UNIVERSITY OF RUHUNA and Former Executive Director Sri Lanka Council of Agriculture Research Policy Sri Lanka is at present engaged in a Total Agro chemical ban as decided by the Government. There are two aspects; the first is the ban on Chemical Fertilizers and the second is the anticipated ban on use of pesticides. Three eminent scientists, namely, Dr Parakrama Waidyanatha (formerly the Soil Scientist of RRI and later Chairman of Chilaw Plantation Ltd), Prof O. A. Ileyperuma Former Professor of Chemistry University of... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 11/05/21)
Disallow passage of Bill 104 claiming Genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka Mahinda GunasekeraTambrook Drive, Agincourt, Ontario Canada Her Excellency, Madam Elizabeth Dowdeswell Leiutenant Governor of OntarioCopy to: Ombudsman of Ontario Your Excellency,Disallow passage of Bill 104 claiming Genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka I along with the other members of our community are deeply troubled and disappointed with the undemocratic and unprincipled manner in which our elected leaders of the Ontario Legislature proceeded to approve of the above private member's bill. This Bill claims that the Tamil community in Sri Lanka had been subjected to genocidal action on the part of the Sri Lankan authorities in... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 11/05/21)
President calls for provincial travel restrictions until May 30 Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has advised the relevant authorities to impose travel restrictions among provinces. The restrictions are to be imposed until the 30th of May, 2021, President’s Media Division stated. President’s Media Spokesman Kingsley Rathanayake issuing a statement today (10) stated that President Rajapaksa arrived at several decisions to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the country after holding discussions with all stakeholders. Accordingly, relevant authorizes have been advised to implement the following measures: - To impose travel restrictions between all provinces,- To cancel all public... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 11/05/21)
An Indian eyewitness account of the last 70 hours of Terrorist War in Sri Lanka . FINAL HOURS B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone-Full
Final assault B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone -Full
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/
LTTE RISE & FALL -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/
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)
EMISSARIES FROM UK AND FRANCE TWIST THEIR PURPOSE OF VISIT TO
SRI LANKA. Malin Abeyatunga .-Full
Report- (The LankaWeb-02/05/09)
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.
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
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 -For
Full story go to
"Human Rights Watch, one of the world's best-financed and
most influential human rights organizations? It turns out that they
cook the books about facts, cheat on interviews, and put out pre-determined
conclusions that are driven more by their ideology than by evidence.
These are serious accusations, and they are demonstrably true".-Alan
Dershowitz Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School http://www.hrw-watch.com/
and HRW may research their material and appear to be neutral in
their assessments every time, no one can really evaluate their impartiality
unless one sets out to investigate their background funding, behind-the-scenes
researchers and the influences under which they operate. Read "Gutter
Tactics of Amnesty International (AI) in Sri Lanka"
We value your comments and suggestions
about LankaWeb. Please forward them to info@.Lankaweb.com
All news material (c) relevant agency/newspaper/author.
The LankaWeb is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
News items on Lankaweb.com are from independent journalists and individuals. The views
expressed are not necessarily of Lankaweb.com. Lankaweb.com shall not
be liable for the accuracy, content or the reliability of any news items or articles.
(c) LankaWeb 1996-2012 DISCLAIMER
2014 www.lankaweb.Com All rights
Reproduction In Whole Or In Part Without Express Permission is Prohibited.