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Vicissitudes of India-Sri Lanka strategic relations 
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, August 10 (Counterpoint): The current disturbance in India-Sri Lanka relations caused by the proposed docking of the sophisticated Chinese military survey vessel Yuan Wang 5 at Hambantota port is but the latest in a long series of hiccups in Indo-Lankan strategic relations. The relationship has been seeing ups and downs since the two countries became independent in the 1940s. A factor characterizing the relationship is the difference in the strategic vision of the two countries. India has consistently believed that Sri Lanka is vital for its security in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR),... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/08/22)

අපට ඕන වෙලාවක ඇවිත් ඕනෑම ගොඩනැගිල්ලක් අත්පත් කර ගන්නවා..- අරගල නායක වසන්ත මුදලිගේ
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ගාලුමෝදර අරගලකරුවන් ඉවත් වන්නේ ගාලු මුවදොර පිටියෙන් පමණක් බව අන්තර් විශ්ව විද්‍යාල ශිෂ්‍ය බල මණ්ඩල කැඳවුම්කරු සහ ගාළු මුවදොර අරගලයේ ප‍්‍රධානියෙකුද වන වසන්ත මුදලිගේ සඳහන් කරයි. https://youtu.be/8qnrzk06vuI ගාලු මුවදොරින් ඉවත් වුණාට ඕන වෙලාවක ඕනෑම ගොඩනැගිල්ලක් අත්පත් කර ගැනීමට පැමිණෙන බවද හෙතෙම පවසයි. ඒ සඳහා ජනතාව සමග ඕනෑම මොහොතක පැමිණීමට සූදානම් බවද හෙතෙම කියා සිටියේය. ගාලු මුවදොර පිටියෙන් අරගලකරුවන් ඉවත් වීම පිළිබඳව මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් අමතමින් ඔහු මෙම අදහස් පල කරන ලදී.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/08/22)

SL will get negative impact on long-term friendship with China: Sri Lanka-China Social and Cultural Cooperation ASLCSCC
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The government's decision to postpone the arrival of the Chinese ship Yuan Wang 5 at Hambatota port, would have a negative impact on the long-term friendship between Sri Lanka and China, the Association for Sri Lanka-China Social and Cultural Cooperation (ASLCSCC) said. ASLCSCC President Indrananda Abeysekera said that our government should reveal the reason behind the change in the criteria that existed when Yuan Wang 5 was allowed to come to Hambantota port. Yuan Wang 5 is a research and survey vessel. In 2013, Yuan Wang 3 berthed at Colombo... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/08/22)

Death threats to NTC officials for reducing bus fares
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Following the discussion between the National Transport Commission (NTC) officials and the private bus owners regarding the revision of bus fares, the bus owners behaved violently and threatened the NTC officials with death. The police said death threats have been made at the NTC officials following talks on the revision of bus fares. It was reported that the bus owners had threatened to kill and verbally abused the NTC staff over the phone. A complaint in this regard was made to the Narahenpita police by the NTC Chairman... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/08/22)

COVID: Nine more deaths & 227 new cases reported
Courtesy Adaderana
Director-General of Health Services confirmed 06 new coronavirus-related deaths for August 09. This brings the country's death toll from the pandemic to 16,603. The deaths reported today include 04 males and 05 females above the age of 60 years, according to the figures released by the Department of Government Information.  Meanwhile, 227 more people tested positive for COVID-19 today, as the tally of Covid-19 cases detected in the country thus far to 667,385.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/08/22)

All About Climate Change: Heat, Temperature and Humidity Levels
Deye.com
Even though many people think about rising temperatures and extreme heat when we talk about climate change, the reality is that climate change involves much more than that. Researchers have argued that temperature on its own is not the most effective way to measure climate change. They suggest that the energy produced by extreme weather is linked to the amount of water in the air, which subsequently affects comfort. This means that our attempts to define climate change and deal with its effects should not just be concentrated on high temperatures and air-conditioning but... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/08/22)

Indo-Lanka Accord of 29 July 1987 does not restrict Sri Lanka’s use of its own Ports or Trinco Oil Tanks
Shenali D Waduge
The Indo-Lanka Accord was signed on 29 July 1987 in Colombo with Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi signing on behalf of India & President J R Jayawardena signing on behalf of Sri Lanka. There are 6 points annexed to the accord. The text of the Accord & the 6 point annexures are what makes the Indo-Lanka Accord. The letter drafted by PM Rajiv Gandhi is not part of the Accord though it was signed on the same day. This letter does not even mention the name Indo-Lanka Accord. Therefore, no one can use the contents... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/08/22)

Why follow Bindu(of Sunday Times): It is NATO- No Action Talk Only.
By Garvin Karunaratne
It was four months ago in March 2022 that I suggested immediate action re our economic meltdown. I recall:“The Way Out of the economic abyss besetting Sri Lanka” in the Lanka Web of March 11 th. It is months- four months have passed and yet as Bindu says we are only talking. In the meantime the fuel queues are mounting and food is beyond the reach of many. Fuel has got priority. Food and medicines are in the background and when the current food stocks- now at a high price- are used up,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/08/22)

Genesis of the the Export Development Board (EDB)
Sugath Kulatunga
In January I wrote on FB that I would take up the genesis of the EDB. But other than in bits of anecdotes where I dealt with a few salient developments of the institutional history I had not attempted a comprehensive cover of the fascinating story which is given below. When the Additional Director General of the Export Promotion Secretariat (EPS) Shelton Fernando joined the ITC as a consultant, I who held the post of Director Trade Information was promoted to that post. One of the first suggestions that I made to Dr.Ratwatthe was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/08/22)

ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාවේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා රාජ්‍ය තාන්ත්‍රික නියෝජනය
ආචාර්ය දසරත් ජයසූරිය සභාපති, ස්පර් සoවිධානය ( ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාව )
ශ්‍රී ලoකාවේ සාමය, ඒකීය භාවය සහ මානව අයිතීන් රැකීම උදෙසා, දැනට දශක දෙකකට අධික කාලයක් ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාවේ  සිට අඛණ්ඩව කටයුතු කරනු ලබන, දේශහිතේශී ශ්‍රී ලාoකිකයින්ගෙන් සැදුම්ලත්  'ස්පර්' නමින් හදුන්වන අප සoවිධානය, ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාව තුල ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ රාජ්‍ය තාන්ත්‍රික නියෝජනය සිදු කෙරන ආකාරය පිළිබඳව සිය කණගාටුව සහ කනස්සල්ල ප්‍රකාශ කරයි. බොහෝ ඕස්ට්‍රේලියානු ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන් විසින් නැවත නැවත ඉල්ලීම් කළද, ඔස්ට්‍රේලියාවේ සහ නවසීලන්තයේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ කොමසාරිස් ධූරය දැනට වසර දෙකහමාරකට වැඩි කාලයක් පුරප්පාඩුව පවතී. එබැවින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට, ඉන්දියන් සාගර කලාපයට පොදු වූ අවශ්‍යතාවන් මෙන්ම දිගුකාලීන සබඳතාවක් ඇති ඔස්ට්‍රේලියාව තුළ, තම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/08/22)

BRITAIN BIGGEST ANNUAL MUSLIM GATHERING CONCLUDES.
By A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary.
CONVENTION CALLS FOR JUSTICE AND WORKING FOR THE GREATER GOOD TO ATTAIN LASTING PEACE  The 56th Jalsa Salana (Annual Convention) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the United Kingdom concluded on Sunday 7th August 2022 in which five speeches delivered by the World Head the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad.  The Convention began on Friday (5th August) with the traditional Friday Sermon and the opening session by raising of the black and white flag of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community alongside the Union Flag. In his... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/08/22)

Lankan Prez praises army for protecting parliament and saving the constitution
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, August 9: On Tuesday, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe paid his first official visit to the Army HQ in the outskirts of Colombo and addressed the troops even as protesters were planning to renew the agitation to oust him from the Presidency.   As it turned out, the function at the Army HQ went off without a hitch and calm prevailed in the island with no sign of the planned stir. But it did appear as if Wickremesinghe had deliberately chosen August 9 to make a ceremonial first visit to the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/08/22)

It was the Security forces that safeguarded the legislature - President Wickremesinghe
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Security forces have saved the day by safeguarding the legislature and thus avoided further anarchy, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said today. President Wickremesinghe during his visit to the Defence Secretariat in Akuregoda said a very few understand the important operation in which security forces were involved in July this year. Protesters were trying to take over Parliament. If they succeeded, legislature of the country would have come to a standstill. There will not be a government if the legislature comes to a standstill,” the President said. https://youtu.be/eS9c4GLSLoo ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/08/22)

Activists leave Galle Face protest site
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Actress and GotaGoGama activist Damitha Abeyratne said today that they have decided to vacate from the Galle Face protest site. However, speaking to the media she said that the Aragalaya was not over. "Though we have physically left the Galle Face, the Aragalaya is very organized. Remember that we are ready to rise again against any corrupt politicians," she said. Today marks 123 days to the Galle Face protest site and some activits were seen removing the tents from the site.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/08/22)

Six more Covid-19 deaths, 214 cases reported
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Six new coronavirus-related deaths were confirmed for yesterday by the Director-General of Health Services bringing the country’s death toll to 16,594. Also, 214 persons tested positive for COVID-19 today. Accordingly, Covid-19 cases reported in the country since the pandemic began rose to to 6667,158... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/08/22)

AG raises strong objections to Fr. Jeewantha Peiris’ petition
Courtesy Adaderana
The Attorney General informed the Supreme Court today (09), that he has strong objections with regard to the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by Rev. Fr. Jeewantha Peiris. Rev. Fr. Jeewantha Peiris, who is an activist of the ‘Aragalaya’ protest movement, had previously filed an FR petition with the Supreme Court seeking an order to prevent his arrest. Senior State Counsel Mr. Shaveendra Wickrema, appearing for the Attorney General, stated before the court that the submission to seek relief in abbreviated methods without following the proper judicial procedure cannot be approved. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/08/22)

Another person arrested over forcible entry to President’s House
Courtesy Adaderana
A suspect has been arrested in connection with the forcible entry into the President’s House in Colombo and obstructing the duties of police officers. The 32-year-old suspect, who is residing in the Koswatte area, was arrested on charges of engaging in a demonstration by being a member of an unlawful assembly at Bank of Ceylon Mawatha in Colombo Fort, damaging public property and criminal coercion by obstructing the duties of police officers on July 09. The relevant suspect was handed over to the Slave Island Police after he surrendered to the Colombo... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/08/22)

Two arrested for stealing MP Amarakeerthi’s gold rings during assault
Courtesy Adaderana
Two individuals who had stolen three gold rings worn by former MP Amarakeerthi Athukorala when he was assaulted and killed by a mob have been arrested. The parliamentarian and a police sergeant attached to his security detail were killed in a mob attack in Nittambuwa amidst the nationwide unrest on the 9th of May this year. According to the police, the two suspects were traced through pawn tickets. They have been remanded until the 22nd of August after being produced before Attanagalla Magistrate’s Court today. One of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/08/22)

ESTABLISHING A PEOPLE’S CONGRESS IN SRI LANKA
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
The concept of a people’s congress has been related to political administration in socialist countries and they functioned to consider the ideas of people regarding any work. Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, many socialist countries had a people’s congress that was a similar constitutional institution to a parliament which is elected by the votes of citizens. The system of Sri Lanka has three institutions a legislature, the executive and the judiciary, the major criticism about the three institutions is they are subject to corruption and they are not functioning for the needs of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/08/22)

POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 8K
KAMALIKA PIERIS
JVP had two levels of activity, open and secret. They had two parallel political agendas, one for the public and another for the insiders in the party, said analysts. JVP functioned openly as an agitation group, whilst, at the same time recruiting combatants into a clandestine military organization, said Jayantha Somasunderam. JVP‘s public agenda said the JVP wanted to create a socialist revolution which would benefit the masses.  This bogus agenda was put forward to win the popular support    JVP needed in order to capture political power.  The public were enticed into the movement... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/08/22)

රෙජිම් චේන්ජ් සැලසුම සහ ගෝඨාභය...
හිරන් කුරේ
විමල් වීරවංශ පසුගියදා රූපවාහිනී වැඩසටහනකට එකතු වෙමින් අනාවරණය කළේ, අරගලය හමුවේ ඉල්ලා අස්වීමට සූදානම් වූ ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂට එවක අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ ද ඉවත් කර ඉල්ලා අස්වන ලෙස ඇමරිකානු තානාපතිනී ජූලි චන්ග් බල කළ බවය. විමල් ඊට පෙර ප්‍රකාශ කළේ ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය අවු. 05ක ධූර කාලය නිමාකර සිය දරු මුනුබුරන් සමග ජීවත් වන්නට ඇමරිකාව බලා යාමේ අපේක්ෂාවෙන් ඇමරිකාව අසතුටු නොවන ආකාරයට කටයුතු කළ බවයි. එහෙත් ජනාධිපති ධූරය පමණක් නොව සිය ජීවිතය ද බරපතළ අවධානමක පවතින අවස්ථාවක ඇමරිකාවේ නැතහොත් ජූලි චන්ග්ගේ උවමනාව අනුව කටයුතු කර ඇමරිකාව අසතුටු නොකර ඉන්නට ගෝඨාභය කටයුතු කර නැති බව විමල්ගේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/08/22)

22 nd Amendment
Sugath Kulatunga
Since the devaluation of the rupee in early March, five months have lapsed without any positive plan of action to address the problem of the dearth of dollars. People have died in queues; severe scarcities have arisen in essential goods and inflation has galloped over 70 percent. In brief the country has undergone and continues to be in an unprecedented economic and social crisis. But our parliamentarians have behaved as if there is no dollar crisis and are splitting hairs on a political solution through ad hoc Constitutional gymnastics which is a clever diversion. Now the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/08/22)

බඩගෙඩි හා මොළගෙඩි
ජයන්ත හේරත්
පාර්ලිමේන්තු අයියලාගේ බඩගෙඩිවල    සයිස් එක දැක්කාම හරිම දුකක් දැනෙන්නේය, කොහොම ඔය ඉදිරියට නෙරා ආ බඩගෙඩි උස්සා ගෙන ඉන්නේදැයි සිතේය. මුළු මේන්තුවේම ඉන්නේ අසාධ්ය බඩගෙඩි ලෙඩ්ඩුය, සැත්කම් කර ගන්නට නිතර නිතර දුවන්නේ සිංගප්පුරුවටය, ඉන්දියාවටය තයිලන්තයටය  වැය කරන්නේ මහජන බදු මුදල්ය කිසි ලජ්ජාවක් නැත. මේන්තුවෝ මුලින්ම කල යුත්තේ ඉදිරියට නෙරා ආ බඩගෙඩි අඩු කර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/08/22)

ඉංග්‍රීසි අන්තවාදීන්ට තැන නැති ක්‍රීඩාවේදී ලක්දරුවෝ ජය ලබති...!
මාධ්‍ය අංශය, වෛද්‍ය තිලක පද්මා සුබසිංහ අනුස්මරණ නීති අධ්‍යයන වැඩසටහන
ඉංග්‍රීසි අන්තවාදීන්ගේ ලක්ෂණ 7...!1) නීතිය නොදන්නා ජනාධිපතිවරු පත් කරගැනීමට සහාය දෙයි.2) ඉන්ධන වැඩි වශයෙන් දහනයවන වාහන භාවිතා කරයි.3) පාපැදි භාවිතා කිරීමට ජනතාවට උනන්දුව ඇති නොකර පාපැදි අධික මිලට අලෙවි කිරීමට දිරි දෙයි.4) රුසියාව සහ චීනය සමඟ රාජ්‍ය තාන්ත්‍රික සම්බන්ධතා පැවැත්වීමට බාධා කරයි.5) දේශීය නිෂ්පාදකයන්, ගොවිතැන අධෛරයට පත් කර විදේශීය නිෂ්පාදන සහ විදේශීය් ආහාර ආනයනය කරන්නන්ට දිරි දෙයි.6) අධිකරණ භාෂාවෙන් නඩු විභාග කිරීම, නීති අධ්‍යාපනය ලබා දීම වළක්වයි.7) රජයේ දේපල උකස්කර විදෙස් රටවලින් ණය ලබා ගැනීමට උපදෙස් දෙයි. මාධ්‍ය අංශය, වෛද්‍ය තිලක පද්මා සුබසිංහ අනුස්මරණ නීති අධ්‍යයන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/08/22)

On the controversial ship’s visit to Sri Lanka, China says it is “senseless” to invoke “security concerns”
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, August 8: The Chinese Foreign Ministry told the media in Beijing on Monday, that it is “senseless” to invoke “security concerns” to “pressure” Sri Lanka to deny entry to Chinese ships that are carrying out legitimate tasks. Without naming India (referring to it as a “third-party”) the Chinese Foreign Ministry readout said that as a sovereign country, Sri Lanka has the right to conduct its foreign relations without interference from third parties. ADVERTISEMENT Here is the readout of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) statement at... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/08/22)

චීන නැව නැවැත්වුවේ නැතිනම් ධුරයෙන් පහ කරන බවට ජනාධිපතිට තර්ජනය කරලා..
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ලබන එකොළොස් වැනි දා හම්බන්තොට වරායට පැමිණීමට සැලසුම්කර තිබූ චීනයේ ‘යුවාන් වැන් 05’ සන්නිවේදන නෞකාව පැමිණීම නවත්වන ලෙස ජනාධිපතිවරයාට බලපෑම් කර ඇත්තේ බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා සහ ඇමරිකානු නියෝජිතයෙකු විසින් බවට තොරතුරු ඇතැයි පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී වාසුදේව නානායක්කාර මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. https://youtu.be/-guCGcMvFLM නෞකාව නැවත්වුයේ නැතිනම් ජනාධිපතිධූරය අවසන් කරන බවට ඔවුන් දැනුම් දී ඇති බවද මන්ත්‍රීවරයා පැවසීය. ජනාධිපතිට කල එම තර්ජනය ඉදිරියේ මෙම නෞකාව නවත්වා ඇති බවද හෙතෙම පැවසීය. ඕනෑම රටක යුද නෞකාවනට මෙරට වරායනට පැමිණීමට ඉඩ දෙන්නේ නම් චීන නෞකාව පැමිණීමේ වරද කුමක්දැයි හෙතෙම ප්‍රශ්න කළේය. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/08/22)

ඉන්දු- පැසිෆික් වුවමනාවට චීනයට දොර වැසීම නොබැඳි පිළිවෙත නොවේ!
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චීනයේ යුවාන් වැන් 05 සන්නිවේදන නෞකාවට හම්බන්තොට වරායට ඉන්ධන පිරවීම සඳහා ඇතුල්වීමට ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජය ඉඩ දීම කල් දැමීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා මාධ්‍යය නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කර තිබේ. එම නිවේදනය මගින් ඔහු පවසන්නේ ඉන්දු පැසිෆික් උවමනාවට චීනයට දොර වැසීම නොබැඳි පිළිවෙත නොවන බවයි. ඉන්දු- පැසිෆික් වුවමනාවට චීනයට දොර වැසීම නොබැඳි පිළිවෙත නොවේ! ලබන එකොළොස්වැනි දා හම්බන්තොට වරායට පැමිණීමට නියමිතව තිබූ චීනයේ යුවාන් වැන් 05 සන්නිවේදන නෞකාවට එදින පැමිණීමෙන් වළකින ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජය චීන තානාපති කාර්යාලය වෙත දැනුම් දී ඇති බව වාර්තා වේ. එසේ දැනුම් දී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/08/22)

Stop the Hate Campaign Against Sri Lanka!
By Shivanthi ranasinghe Courtesy The Ceylon Today
The US State Department owes Sri Lanka an explanation for disallowing former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa from returning to the US. He had been living in the States since 1998. For 16 years, he was a US citizen and only renounced his citizenship to contest at the 2019 presidential campaign.  This was a straightforward process, as he lived as an exemplary US citizen. He contributed to the US economy and paid all taxes and other dues to the US Government. He is without any record of criminal offences.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/08/22)

Government lifts import ban on glyphosate
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Finance Ministry has lifted the import ban on the popular weedicide glyphosate with effect from August 5 while allowing glyphosate imports into the country subject to import control license requirement. According to the Gazette Extraordinary No 2291/44 signed by President Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Minister of Finance, Economic Stabilisation and National Policies, N-(phosphonomethyl) Glycine and its salts and derivatives (Glyphosate) has been removed from the ban list of goods specified in schedule four in the Gazette Extraordinary No.2044140 published on November 09, 2017, as amended. Earlier, glyphosate use was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/08/22)

Colombo allows Pakistani frigate Taimur to dock, Dhaka says no
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Sri Lanka has allowed permission to the Chinese built-Pakistani guided missile frigate PNS Taimur to make a port call at Colombo while on its way to join the Pakistan Navy in Karachi. Build by Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai, the warship is on its maiden voyage to Pakistan while exercising en-route with Cambodian and Malaysian navies. The ship is expected to be at Colombo port from August 12-15, 2022. While Sri Lanka gave permission to the Pakistani guided missile frigate to make a port call at Colombo, it is understood that the ship... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/08/22)

China asks India to ‘stop disturbing’ its exchange with Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
In the wake of Sri Lanka’s request to defer the planned docking of a high-tech Chinese research vessel at the strategic Hambantota Port, China on Monday took a dig at India, saying it was “senseless to pressure” Colombo by citing the issue of security concerns. https://youtu.be/-guCGcMvFLM According to reports from Colombo, Sri Lanka has asked Beijing to defer the arrival of the Chinese space and satellite tracking research vessel ‘Yuan Wang 5’ which was scheduled to dock at the Hambantota Port from August 11 to 17 due to security concerns... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/08/22)

JVP pulls out of talks with President on all-party govt
Courtesy Adaderana
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says it will not participate in the discussion which was scheduled to be held tomorrow with President Ranil Wickremesinghe regarding an all-party government.  https://youtu.be/cNSGO_2mRHo Accordingly, the party has decided to submit its relevant proposals to the President in writing, former JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti told Ada Derana. A meeting between the President and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) was initially scheduled to be held tomorrow (09) to discuss the proposed all-party government. The JVP had previously said that although they would... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/08/22)

Police seek public assistance to identify suspects who forcibly entered President’s House
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka Police today sought public assistance to identify the persons who forcibly entered the President’s House in Colombo on 09 July and cause damages to property.  Issuing a press release, the Police Media Division said that the Colombo Central Division criminal investigations unit is carrying out investigations to arrest suspects in connection with the incident of a large group of protesters forcibly entering the President’s House and damaging its property on July 09. Accordingly, investigators are seeking public assistance to identify 32 suspects wanted in connection with the incident based on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/08/22)

SJB’s Kesbewa organiser arrested over May 09 violence
Courtesy Adaderana
Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) Kesbewa electorate organiser Gayan De Mel has been arrested by police on suspicion of his involvement in six separate incidents of violence that had taken place on May 09th. According to a notification made by Piliyandala Police, the suspect had surrendered to the police through an attorney today (08). The suspect, who was subsequently taken into custody, is scheduled to produce before Kesbewa Magistrate’s Court later today. Meanwhile, another person who was involved in the protest at Galle Face Green has decided to surrender to the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/08/22)

POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 8La
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The University student was a very important component of the JVP.  Undergrads were active in the two insurgencies of 1971 and 1987. In 1971 the army had found large quantities of explosive, weapons, bombs and a transmitter at University of Peradeniya. Uniforms were being stitched in women’s hall of residence, reported General Cyril Ranatunge. G.R.Morrel recalls, at Kelaniya Campus, where he taught as an instructor in the late 70’s, the Students’ Council was in the hands of the JVP.  Mainly through intimidation, they ran the campus. New students were ragged mercilessly, and staff members... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/22)

Free lunch for children at five Kamburupitiya schools
UK Friends of Galle
The Srilankan schools that were closed for two weeks due to fuel and other shortages have reopened on the 25th July 2022 and  UKFG has resumed their  Free Lunch For Children programme .   The situation in Srilanka is still critical. Prices  of essential food have gone up by 300% aince April and the fuel shortage has brought many services to halt.   Out of 170,0000 low income families 900,000  could afford only one meal a day now . Most of the children come to school with no dinner and  breakfast. Naturally , starving children could... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/22)

Sino-Indian conflict and economic crisis put Sri Lanka in a cleft stick over “spy” ship visit
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, August 7 (Counterpoint): The proposed docking of the Chinese survey and tracking vessel Yuan Wang 5 at Hambantota port from August 11 to 17, has touched off a low-intensity conflict between India and China putting Sri Lanka in a cleft stick. Sri Lanka is desperately in need of financial help from both India and China to tide over an unprecedented financial crisis. Therefore, any standoff between the two giants will exacerbate the island nation’s bid to emerge from the economic quagmire. After India verbally protested to Sri Lanka against the vessel’s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/22)

ඇමරිකා-ඉන්දියා වුවමනාවට චීන නෞකාවට දොර වැසීම පසුපස බැසිල් රාජපක්‍ෂ…?
විමල් වීරවංශ,(පා.ම.) නායක, ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණ,
ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණේ නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා විසින් නිකුත් කර ඇති මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයක් මෙහි දැක්වේ. ඉන්දු- පැසිෆික් වුවමනාවට චීනයට දොර වැසීම නොබැඳි පිළිවෙත නොවේ! ලබන එකොළොස්වැනි දා හම්බන්තොට වරායට පැමිණීමට නියමිතව තිබූ චීනයේ යුවාන් වැන් 05 සන්නිවේදන නෞකාවට එදින පැමිණීමෙන් වළකින ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජය චීන තානාපති කාර්යාලය වෙත දැනුම් දී ඇති බව වාර්තා වේ. එසේ දැනුම් දී ඇත්තේ එම සන්නිවේදන නෞකාවට අවශ්‍ය ඉන්ධන ඇතුළු අනිකුත් පහසුකම් ලබා ගැනීම පිණිස හම්බන්තොට වරායට පැමිණීම පිණිස ලබාදී තිබූ අවසරය තාවකාලිකව අත්හිටුවීමට ගත් තීරණය අනුව ය. මෙම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/22)

Chinese embassy seeks urgent meeting with Sri Lankan authorities; Report
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
China's embassy has sought an urgent meeting with senior Sri Lankan authorities after Colombo sought a deferment of the planned docking of a high-tech Chinese research vessel at the strategic Hambantota port over which India raised concerns, sources said. The Chinese space and satellite tracking research vessel 'Yuan Wang 5' was scheduled to dock at the Hambantota Port from August 11 to 17, weeks after Sri Lanka witnessed a major political turmoil following massive mass protests over the country's worst economic crisis in decades. A 'third-person' note from Sri Lanka's... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/22)

Won’t allow Indian fisher folk to exploit fishing resources in lieu of India’s donation: Minister
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Minister of Fisheries Douglas Devananda said he would not allow the Indians to exploit fisheries resources in the Sri Lankan waters in lieu of India’s donation of food rations. During his visit to Kalpitiya fishery harbour on Friday (06) to study the plan for the proposed development project to extend the jetty, he stressed that he would not allow the Indians to exploit Sri Lanka’s marine resources. The fisher folk explained on the issues affecting them and requested the Minister to intervene and resolve them. They pointed out that the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/22)

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  • 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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