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India is West's Poodle in Asia – India is no friend of Sri Lanka or South Asians
By shenali Waduge
What kind of double game is India playing? How long does India think it can pretend to be friends of its neighbors while planning the downfall of its neighbors? Obviously this stems from a DNA that goes back to colonial rule wherein India was Colonial Britain's trusted sepoy. India became India only after the Colonial British christened it as India in 1947. When India is today not only part of the Five Eyes (US-UK-Canada-NZ-Australia) Intelligence Alliance in 2020 and a member of the QUAD since 2007, India is purely functioning as a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

Bring intrusive UNHRC Resolutions against Sri Lanka to a conclusion with a VOTE
By shenali Waduge
With every year, the resolutions and recommendations to Sri Lanka by the UNHRC have nothing whatsoever to do with the last phase of the conflict and the manner it ended. Geneva sessions have become nothing but intrusions into the internal affairs of Sri Lanka and a close look at the changes demanded showcase a ploy to weaken the foundation of Sri Lanka and enable international intervention and international rule in Sri Lanka. Why has Sri Lanka's leaders and policy advisors failed to see where the UNHRC resolutions are leading? ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

How many Sri Lankans did the British kill – even Prabakaran was an angel compared to Governor Brownrigg
By shenali Waduge
The US has outsourced 2021 Resolution against Sri Lanka to its poodle UK. UK is accusing Sri Lanka of killing 40,000, while this number cannot even be proved by providing even names of the supposed dead even after 12 years, the UK's killings in then Ceylon over almost 150 years of occupation hasn't even been acknowledged or apologized. UK should descend from its bogus virtuous ground and come clean on its colonial crimes which are even being burnt to hide the horrors committed in the name of the Queen/King. The killings by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

Why is Michelle Bachelet silent on proved grave human rights infringements and instead attacks Sri Lanka without any evidence?
By Garvin Karunaratne Ph.D.
It is sad that the UNHRC has now forgotten why such a council was ever established.  This is clear when the Commissioner of UNHRC has“ called upon member States  to  refer  the situation in Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court(ICC) and  ‘actively pursue extra territorial or universal jurisdictionand persecute international crimes committed by all parties in Sri Lanka'(Sunday Times.sl:31/1/2021)   It is important to note that this  directive from the Commissioner of the  Human Rights Council appears in the form of  an inquisition, even  aimed at inciting member States to act against Sri Lanka.  It has to be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

අලි සබ්රි ඇමති මාවත-2
විමල් පටබැඳිගේ(ශාස්ත‍්‍රවේදී, නීතිඥ, විශ‍්‍රාමික සොලිසිටර්)
දෙමළ කථා කරන ජනයා දිනා ගැනීම දෙමළ භාෂාව කථා කරන ජනයා දිනා ගැනීම, ‘සංහිඳියාව' සඳහා අධිකරණ ඇමතිට ඇති උනන්දුව අගය කළ යුතු ය. එයට හරස් වී ඇති බාධාව ඉවත් කිරීමට ඔහුගේ පිළියම අපූරු ය. ‘දෙමළ භාෂා විශේෂ සුදුසුකම' සහිත නීතිඥයන්ගෙන් පොලිස් දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට ‘නීතිඥ සිඅයිපිලා' බඳවා ගැනීමෙන් හෝ මහේස්ත‍්‍රාත් අධිකරණ ‘නීතිඥ සේවාව' ආරම්භ කිරීමෙන් බාධාව ඉවත් කළ හැකි ය'යි සීතීම ‘කෑපත රෝගෙට ඇලවුනාම' දකින දවල් සිහිනයකි. සිහිනය සැබෑ කරගැනීමට අවශ්‍ය නම් කළ යුත්තේ නීතිඥයන් 150 දෙනා පීසිලා ලෙස බඳවා ගැනීම ය. නීති ක්‍ෂේත‍්‍රයේ ‘පීසි' ලෙස වරදවා ගත යුතු නැත. පොලිස් කොස්තාපල් නිලධාරීන් ලෙස... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

50th Anniversary (1957-2007) of the first Sri Lankan Buddhist Mission to Germany commemorated with the issue of a commemorative postage stamp
Janaka Perera
Buddhism is definitely making headway in Germany and the rest of Europe. http://archives.dailynews.lk/2007/08/28/news24.asp First Sri Lankan Buddhist Mission to Germany  First Sri Lankan Buddhist Mission to Germany   http://collect.ceylanka.net/itempage.asp?prod=MS-LK-07150&dum=19   Buddhism is definitely making headway in Germany and the rest of Europe.   Expressing this view were prominent German invitees to a very significant event marking the 50th anniversary (1957-2007) of the first Sri Lankan Buddhist Mission to Germany, at the Savsiripaya Auditorium in Colombo 7, Sri Lanka on August 22. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

‘INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – 8TH MARCH 2021’ -Theme “a challenging world is an alert world”
Sarath Wijesinghe President’s Counsel, Former Ambassador to UAE and Israel, President Ambassador’s Forum
First Woman Prime Minister in the world  First woman you see in life and the best friend thereafter is your mother who is so caring and lovely towards you for ever. Mother is a woman that child loves most and she grooms and controls the world as the woman educating producing and donating the child to the world be a productive citizen to the society and the world over. The entire world revolves round mother who moulds the education and the future... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

Lord Naseby targets Adele Balasingham …. and Lord Tariq Ahmad
Courtesy Thuppahi's Blog
Lord Michael Naseby, in Island, 5 March 2021, where the title is “Lord Naseby asks why Adele not prosecuted in UK for child recruitment” Lord Naseby President of the UK all party British-Sri Lanka Parliamentary group, has questioned the failure on the part of the UK to prosecute senior LTTE leader Adela Balasingham, wife of the outfit’s late theoretician Anton Balasingham. Lord Naseby said that Adele, who had been involved with the LTTE for several decades, was responsible for recruitment and deployment of child soldiers. The following... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් ශ්‍රි ලංකා ගුවන් හමුදා 70 වැනි සංවත්සර ගුවන් සංදර්ශනය සමාප්ත වෙයි
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ශ්‍රී ලංකා ගුවන් හමුදාවේ 70 වැනි සංවත්සරය නිමිත්තෙන් සංවිධානය කළ ගුවන් සංදර්ශනයේ (Air Show) සමාප්තිය අද 2021.03.05 පස්වරුවේ ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ  ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් ගාලු මුවදොර දී පැවැත්විණි. දින තුනක් පුරා පැවැති මෙම ගුවන් සංදර්ශනය පසුගිය 03 වැනිදා ආරම්භ විය. ශ්‍රී ලංකා ගුවන් හමුදාව සහ ඉන්දියානු ගුවන් හමුදාව එක්ව සංදර්ශනය සංවිධානය කළේය. සමාප්ති උත්සවයට පැමිණි අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ගුවන් හමුදාපති එයාර් මාර්ෂල් සුදර්ශන පතිරණ මහතා විසින් පිළිගනු ලැබුවේය. 1951 මාර්තු 02 වැනි දින රාජකීය ගුවන් හමුදාව ලෙස ස්ථාපිත වූ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ගුවන් හමුදාව 1972 මැයි මස 22 වැනිදා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

Chiefs of Air Staff of Pakistan and Bangladesh Calls on Prime Minister Rajapaksa
Prime Minister’s Media Unit
The Chief of Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, and the Chief of Air Staff of the Bangladesh Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees last evening. Both heads of the Air Force are visiting Sri Lanka to attend the 70th Anniversary Celebrations of the Sri Lanka Air Force. The Pakistani and Bangladeshi delegations spoke to the Prime Minister about providing training for Air Force officers as well as assisting each other... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

පාකිස්තානයේ සහ බංග්ලාදේශයේ ගුවන් හමුදා ප්‍රධානීහු අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා හමුවෙති
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
පාකිස්තානයේ ගුවන් හමුදාවේ ගුවන් හමුදා ප්‍රධානී එයාර් චීෆ් මාර්ෂල් මුජාහිඩ් අන්වර් ඛාන් සහ බංග්ලාදේශ ගුවන් හමුදා ප්‍රධානී එයාර් චීෆ් මාර්ෂල් මසිහුසාමාන් සර්නියාබාත් මහත්වරු ඊයේ 2021.03.04 පස්වරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා හමුවූහ. ශ්‍රී ලංකා ගුවන් හමුදාවේ 70 වැනි සංවත්සර සැමරුමට සහභාගී වීම සඳහා පකිස්තාන හා බංග්ලාදේශ ගුවන් හමුදා ප්‍රධානීන් දෙදෙනා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට පැමිණ සිටිති. පාකිස්තානය සහ බංග්ලාදේශයේ ගුවන් හමුදා ප්‍රධානීහු ලංකාවට අවශ්‍ය තාක්ෂණික සහයන් ලබාදීමට මෙන්ම මෙරට ගුවන් හමුදා නිලධාරීන්ට ලබා දිය හැකි පුහුණු පාඨමාලා පිළිබඳව ද අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයාට සැල කර සිටියහ. පසුගිය සතියේ පාකිස්තාන අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ඉම්රාන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

මේ වසර අවසන්වනවිට විදුලිය ලබාදීම සියයට සියයකින් අවසන් කරනවා - ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
මේ වසර අවසන්වන විට මෙරට විදුලිය ලබා දීමේ වැඩ පිළිවෙල සියයට සියයකින් අවසන් කිරීමට බලාපෙරොත්තු වෙනවා යැයි ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද 2021.03.05 දින පෙරවරුවේ පැවසීය. කෙරවළපිටියේ ඉඳිවන ලංකාවේ පළමු ස්වභාවික ද්‍රව වායු (LNG) විදුලි බලාගාරය සඳහා මුල්ගල තැබීමේ අවස්ථාවට එක්වෙමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මේ බව අවධාරණය කළේය. ජාතික විදුලිබල පද්ධතියට මෙගාවොට් 350ක් එක්වන මෙම විදුලි බලාගාරයේ පළමු අදියරේ කටයුතු මාස 21ක් තුළ නිමා කිරීමට නියමිතය. එම අදියරේ දී මෙගාවොට් 220ක් ද තවත් මාස 12ක් තුළ අවසන්වන මෙම ව්‍යාපෘතියේ දෙවැනි අදියරේ දී මෙගාවොට් 130ක් ද ජාතික විදුලිබල පද්ධතියට එක්වීමට නියමිතය. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

සී/ස ලංකා ගොඩනැගිලි ද්‍රව්‍ය සංස්ථාවේ සංඝරාජ මාවතේ සුපිරි වෙළඳ සංකීර්ණය අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ අතින් විවෘත වෙයි
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
සී/ස ලංකා ගොඩනැගිලි ද්‍රව්‍ය සංස්ථාවේ කොළඹ 12 සංඝරාජ මාවතේ පිහිටි නවීකරණය කරන ලද සුපිරි වෙළඳ සංකීර්ණය ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද 2021.03.05 දින පෙරවරුවේ විවෘත කළේය. සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම සංකල්පය යටතේ දේශීය නිෂ්පාදන ආර්ථිකයට රට පෙළගැස්වීමේ කාර්යය වඩාත් ශක්තිමත් කිරීමේ අරමුණ ඇතිව මෙම සුපිරි වෙළඳ සංකීර්ණය නවීකරණය කර තිබේ. අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා වෙළඳ සංකීර්ණය විවෘත කිරීම සංකේතවත් කරමින් එහි වූ සමරු ඵලකය නිරාවරණය කරමින් පීත්ත පටිය කපා නව ගොඩනැගිලි පරිශ්‍රයට ඇතුළු විය. ලෝක ජනාවාස දිනය වෙනුවෙන් සී/ස ලංකා ගොඩනැගිලි ද්‍රව්‍ය සංස්ථාවේ සේවක මහත්ම මහත්මීන්ගේ දරු දැරියන් වෙනුවෙන් පැවැත්වූ චිත්‍ර තරගය ජයග්‍රහණය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

New railway lines to reduce Colombo traffic
Courtesy Ceylon Today
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said a proposal has been issued to construct three railway lines covering the suburbs of Colombo to reduce traffic congestion. The proposed railway lines will be constructed as follows; Ragama to Kirulapone via Colombo Fort; Moratuwa to Kelaniya via Piliyandala and Narahenpita; Kottawa to Hunupitiya via Pannipitiya and Thalawathugoda. Prime Minister Rajapaksa additionally mentioned that in implementing this project, priority should be given to fulfilling the needs of the people. This railway project is to be implemented in several stages in the future.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

Lord Naseby asks why Adele not prosecuted in UK for child recruitment
Courtesy The Island
Lord Naseby President of the UK all party British-Sri Lanka Parliamentary group has questioned the failure on the part of the UK to prosecute senior LTTE leader Adela Balasingham, wife of the outfit’s late theoretician Anton Balasingham. Lord Naseby said that Adele, who had been involved with the LTTE for several decades, was responsible for recruitment and deployment of child soldiers. The following is the text of the statement issued by Lord Naseby in response to the UK statement at the Human Rights Council by Lord Tariq Ahmad on Feb... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

Chinese loan and currency swap arrangement on the way
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
China will endorse a US $ 500 million loan and a currency swap arrangement of two billion Yuan (around US $ 600 million) within the next couple of weeks, informed sources said. Sri Lankan ambassador to China Dr. Palitha Kohona held talks with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui on Wednesday and discussed bilateral cooperation covering a wide range of areas. Sri Lanka has sought financial cooperation from China. Mr. Luo oversees China’s relations in the Asian region. According to a sources, the US $ 500 million is to be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

Challenges can be tackled successfully through international cooperation - President
Courtesy Hiru News
President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says that the challenges that extend beyond the borders can be successfully faced through genuine international cooperation. https://youtu.be/VQ4O40KDVWk The President was speaking at the Presidential Colours Ceremony held at the Katunayake Air Force Base this morning. President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa presented colours to two squadrons of the Air Force in recognition of their outstanding service to the nation. The President's Media Division stated that the President presented colors to the No. 5 Fighter Squadron and the No. 6 Transport Helicopter Squadron of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

No proper methodology for Covid vaccination - Leader of the Opposition
Courtesy Hiru News
https://youtu.be/z4zXJfdRtho Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa says that a crisis has arisen in the country due to the lack of a proper method for administering the covid vaccine. The Leader of the Opposition made this remark while participating in the 50th Mobile Service held in Bloemendhal, Colombo North.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

Authorities explore more locations for COVID burials
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/5g4XrHy_R_M... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

Construction of Sri Lanka’s first LNG power plant begins
Courtesy Adaderana
Construction of the Lakdhanavi Liquified Natural Gas Power Plant in Kerawalapitiya, was flagged off this morning (March 05) by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. On completion, LNG Power Plant is set to become the first of its kind in the country. Construction of the power plant will be completed in two phases with the first phase to be concluded in 21 months. The national grid will get an additional 220 megawatts of power from the LNG Power Plant, and it is expected to provide cheaper power, with savings of up to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

Coronavirus: 493 cases in total confirmed today
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka registered 156 more positive cases of COVID-19 today (March 05) as total novel coronavirus infections reported within the day reached 493. Department of Government Information says 325 of today’s cases are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda cluster. Thirteen others were detected from the prison cluster and the remaining 12 were identified as arrivals from foreign countries. New development has pushed the country’s confirmed COVID-19 cases count to 84,960. According to COVID-19 figures, 3,146 active cases are still under medical care at selected... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

Sri Lanka reports four new COVID deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
Four new COVID-related deaths have been confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services today (March 05). The new development has pushed the total lives claimed by the pandemic outbreak to 493. 1. A 39-year-old man from Atala area – He had been transferred to Kandy National Hospital after testing positive for the virus while at Kegalle District Hospital. He passed away today due to severe kidney damages and COVID pneumonia. 2. A 67-year-old man from Colombo 08 area – He was initially under medical care at a private hospital in Colombo... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

AG ordered to present submissions on probes into imported swords
Courtesy Adaderana
The Court of Appeal has directed the Attorney General to present submissions on probes into the import of a large consignment of swords following the Easter Sunday terror attacks, in consultation with the Inspector General of Police and the Defence Secretary. The petition filed by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith seeking an impartial investigation on the alleged incident was taken up before Appeals Court judges Arjuna Obeysekara and Mayadunne Correa today (March 05). Senior State Counsel Avanthi Perera who appeared on behalf of the Attorney General, said she also represents the IGP... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/03/21)

France admits torture and murder of Algerian freedom fighter in 1950s, but no apology for Algeria for colonial past
Courtesy RT
(L) Portrait non daté de l'avocat algérien Me Ali Boumendjel alors âgé de 32 ans. © AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG; (R) French troops holding back crowds in front of Government House, Algiers, during the Algerian War of Independence. © Stan Meagher / Express / Getty Images French President Emmanuel Macron has formally admitted that his country’s forces “tortured and murdered” Algerian freedom fighter Ali Boumendjel in 1957 during the nation’s war for independence in a meeting with his grandchildren. Macron made the confession “in the name of France” as he... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/03/21)

To: UNHRC member nations at the 46th Sessions in Geneva, to be shared with your representatives at the meeting.
Concerned citizens of Sri Lanka
To:              UNHRC member nations at the 46th Sessions in Geneva, to be shared with your representatives at the meeting. From:         Concerned citizens of the small and nonaligned nation of Sri Lanka dispersed around the world. (Author’s identity is withheld for personal safety.) Date:           March 2, 2021 We seek support for the nonaligned, independent nation of Sri Lanka, and desire for consensus through a vote to preserve the sovereignty and independence of Sri Lanka that ended terrorism 12 years ago in 2009 after 30 years of suffering... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/03/21)

Why the 13 th Amendment is inimical for our development and how it will create a separate State
By Garvin Karunaratne .
 I have in several of my Papers detailed as to  Why the 13 th Amendment should be abolished. I have detailed my experiences in my eighteen years’ service in the Administrative Service implementing development programmes islandwide. To state briefly if I were to work in either the agricultural marketing sector, the agrarian extension sector or the small industries sector I will not be able to achieve any target purely because the subjects are devolved(not decentralized) and the implementation of any policy determined by the Minister working at the Centre, on policies laid down by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/03/21)

ජිනීවා යදමින් නොමිදුණු රටක සෞභාග්‍ය සිහිනයකි
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්
        කන්දක් විලි ලා මී පැටියෙක් වැදුවා බඳු වූ සෞභාග්‍ය ආණ්ඩුව මෑතකදී තම හෙණ්ඩුවෙන් කළ එකම දේ ජිනීවා විරෝධය ට පළිහක් නිර්මාණය කරලීම පමණි.ඒ සඳහා රටේ සෞඛ්‍ය විද්වතුන් ගේද ඇඳිවත ගලවමින් කළ විගඩම දෙස කෝපයෙන් බලා සිටීන ජනතාවක් නිර්මාණය කරමින් ඇත.ඉරණතිව් දූපතේ මිනී වැළලීම තුළින් එම දූපත මුස්ලිම් දූපතක් වන බව දුටුවේ සිංහලයන් නොවේ.මේ ප්‍රශ්ණය හමුවේ සිංහලයන්ට ඇත්තේ කෝපය  හා ශෝකය පමණකි.ජිනීවා බලහත්කාරය යනු යටත්විජිත වාදී බෝම්බයකි. කුඩා රටක් වන ලංකාව බියටපත් කරමින් අධිරාජ්‍යවාදී වුවමනාවන් ඉටු කරගන්නට වළිකන ධවල රෙජීමයක් ලෙසට මෙය හඳුන්වා දිය හැකිය.දෙමළ බෙදුම්වාදී මතවාදයෙන් උන්මත්තකව සරණාගතයන් ලෙසට ඇමරිකාව බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය වැනි රටවලට වී සිටින... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/03/21)

The glory of the Kalutara Bodhi
Sri Lanaka
The Kalutara Bodhi The city of Kalutara unlike other urbanised cities is redolent of the ancient Buddhist Sinhala culture. It is because of the most sacred Kalutara Bodhi encircled with the gold fence seemingly holding the sky with its massive branches and standing majestically in the upper terrace of the temple premises. Even the gentle breeze blowing through the branches of the “Bo” tree heals the hearts of people. History The Kalutara “Bo” tree is proven to be one of those 32 saplings of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/03/21)

ශෝක පණිවිඩය
මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය
හාතාගල රජමහා විහාරය ඇතුලු විහාරගණයන්හි අධිපති, ශ්‍රී සුමංගල විද්‍යායතන පිරිවෙනේ කෘත්‍යාධිකාරි නිල්වලා ආනන්ද විද්‍යාලයේ කළමනාකාර, රුහුණු මාගම්පත්තුව ඇතුලු ගිරුවාගම් දොළොස්දහස් රට ප්‍රධාන සංඝනායක, ගෞරවාර්හ පල්ලේගම ශ්‍රී ජිනරතන නායක ස්වාමීන්වහන්සේ, අපවත් වු පුවත ඇසීමෙන්, මම බලවත් සංවේගයට පත්විමි. වසර 67 ක තම ජීවන ගමන්මග තුළ වසර 54 ක් සම්බුදු සසුනේ උතුම් භික්ෂුවක ලෙස ගතකළ ජීවිතය අනුස්මරණය කිරීමට කැමැත්තෙමි. හක්මන ලාල්පේ ශ්‍රී ගුණානන්ද පිරිවෙනින් භික්ෂුවකට අවශ්‍ය ත්‍රිපිටක ධර්මය හා විවිධ භාෂාවන් උගත් අතර, පසුව උන්වහන්සේ තම ප්‍රදේශවාසීන්ගේ ජනජීවිතය නඟා සිටුවීම සඳහා අපමණ සේවාවක් සිදුකළහ. ශ්‍රී සුමංගල... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/03/21)

මහා ශිවරාත්‍රි දින උත්සවය උත්කර්ශවත්ව සැමරීමට අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගෙන් උපදෙස්
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
මහා ශිවරාත්‍රි දින උත්සවය උත්කර්ශවත්ව සැමරීමට අවශ්‍ය පියවර ගන්නැයි බුද්ධශාසන, ආගමික හා සංස්කෘතික කටයුතු අමාත්‍යවරයා ලෙස ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා හින්දු ආගමික හා සංස්කෘතික කටයුතු දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට උපදෙස් දී තිබේ. හින්දු බැතිමතුන්ගේ විශේෂ මංගල්‍යයක් වන මහා ශිවරාත‍්‍රී දිනය මෙවර 2021 මාර්තු මස 11 දිනට යෙදී ඇත. මහා ශීවරාත‍්‍රි දින උපවාස උත්සවය හින්දු කෝවිල්වල හොඳින් සංවිධානය කිරීම සඳහා දිරිමත් කරන්නැයි ද අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා හින්දු ආගමික හා සංස්කෘතික කටයුතු දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට දැනුම් දී තිබේ. ඒ අනුව, ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ හින්දු බැතිමතුන් බහුතරයක් වෙසෙන ප‍්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ඨාශ කේන්ද්‍රකර කරමින් විශේෂ හින්දු ආගමික වතාවත් සංවිධානය වනු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/03/21)

How burials of COVID victims are carried out at Iranaitivu Island
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/_HsqPgOJVd4... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/03/21)

Coronavirus death toll climbs to 489
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka has reported 05 more coronavirus-related deaths, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed today (March 04). As per the Department of Government Information, one male patient and four female patients are among the victims. The new deaths bring the number of COVID-19 related deaths witnessed in Sri Lanka to 489 in total. 01. The deceased is a 53-year-old female resident from Ussapitiya. She was transferred from Mawanella Hospital to Base Hospital Kegalle where she was diagnosed as infected with the Covid-19 virus. Consequently, she was transferred to General Hospital... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/03/21)

Sri Lanka records 351 more COVID-19 cases
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka has registered 147 more positive cases of Covid-19 today (March 04), the Ministry of Health confirmed. Thereby, Sri Lanka has detected 351 new positive cases of COVID-19 within the day. As per statistics, the total number of Covid-19 infections confirmed so far in the country now stands at 84,577. Recoveries from the virus meanwhile climbed to 80,836 earlier today, as 399 more patients regained health. However, 3,257 active cases are still under medical care at selected hospitals and treatment centers located across the island. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/03/21)

2016 hit-and-run case: Charges against Patali read out at HC
Courtesy Adaderana
Charges against former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka over the hit-and-run case in 2016 have been read out at the Colombo High Court today (March 04). https://youtu.be/9DPfPzGub4w The matter was called before Colombo High Court Judge Namal Walalle, Ada Derana correspondent said. Accordingly, the indictment filed by the Attorney General was read out in the open court during the legal proceeding. Preliminary objections against the indictment are schedule to be taken up on the 27th of April. The case was filed over the alleged hit-and-run... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/03/21)

Why is UNHRC so angry with Sri Lanka?
By shenali Waduge
We are told there is a War against Terror. Sri Lanka should know, we suffered various forms of terror, the LTTE being the most heinous. That terror lasted 3 decades. We wasted decades following Western/UN templates of ceasefires, negotiations, peace talks. Lives were lost and people lived in fear. All communities fell victims. In 2006, LTTE went overboard with the closure of the Mavil Aru anicut committing a war crime denying water. LTTE challenged the Sri Lanka military and the military took the challenge. The East was liberated of LTTE in 2008... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/21)

The capture of Kilinochchi on 2 January 2009 ended military offensive & brought Sri Lanka under one flag
By shenali Waduge
When the capital of the LTTE falls, it also signaled the end of the LTTE. That significant victory was delivered by Maj. Gen. Jagath Dias on 2ndJanuary 2009.With the fall of LTTE’s capital and stronghold, it virtually meant the end of the military offensive and the beginning of the humanitarian rescue operation. This is poignant for the UN, UNHRC and the foreign diplomats. It is also noteworthy that timed with the capture of Kilinochchi was the declaration by the President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapakse to the LTTE to surrender and lay... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/21)

THE LINES ARE DRAWN AND THE COUNTRY SHOULD GO FORTH BOLDLY
RANJITH SOYSA
At the UNHRC meeting the true friends of Sri Lanka emerged to speak and defend the country battered mercilessly for defeating the world most brutal terrorist organization i.e., Tamil Tiger terrorists in 2009, who held 20 million Sri Lankans to ransom for well over 25 years.  The leading the Sri Lanka bashing were the UK. Germany. Canada, Switzerland, Netherlands. Belgium and the USA, all of them having a chequered history in violating human rights at different times. India, our friendly neighbour while thankfully taking a fair distance from the punitive stance of others opted to emphasize... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/21)

TAMIL ASPIRATIONS OF SRI LANKA ARE LIKE CRYING OF KIDS TO BRING MOON PART 1
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
Aspirations might be used to describing the ambitions which are too broader and at present, they may look limiting wishes, latter, they would go like crying of kids to bring the moon. Aspirations of any nation will go to a broader area, from the point of view of Tamils of Sri Lanka who wish to have a separate country in Sri Lanka, also could include to aspirations. It may be defined as two countries one nation as assumed or planned by Norway. The term that uses in the study of the principles of economics describing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/21)

TAMIL ASPIRATIONS OF SRI LANKA ARE LIKE CRYING OF KIDS TO BRING MOON PART 2
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
The LTTE, Prabhakaran, and colleagues worked against Sri Lanka’s unity and territorial integrity as he needed to establish a separate Tamil state with armed forces and struggle. His behavior appeared he wanted to re-establish the Vijaya Nagar empire that will create severe risk India creating new Issues. The intention of the LTTE movement had been under the control of India and the behavior of Prabhakaran was differentiated by the killing of the Indian Prime Minister and it was the main cause to ending the life of the LTTE leader. Politics could be played in any... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/21)

A Raving Pastor Overrides Gotabaya’s Vision of 'Vistas of Prosperity'
By The Sri Lanka Study Circle 
A monkey edict at the instigation of the CORE group?   Reacting defensively to a scathing criticism of his fly-by night conduct, pastor Colombage, at a hastily convened interview, with journalist Raymond, went on record to say, ‘Sri Lanka has a clear foreign policy; neutrality is the key and we want to maintain neutrality. We will not take sides and we will remain neutral. Technically, we are a Non-Aligned country but that is alright because we know Non-Alignment was created after World War 2 when the world was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/03/21)

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Terrorism

  • 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 Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
    Final assault
    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone
    -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • 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)
  • TWO EMISSARIES FROM UK AND FRANCE TWIST THEIR PURPOSE OF VISIT TO SRI LANKA. Malin Abeyatunga .-Full Report- (The LankaWeb-02/05/09)

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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  • Historical Development of Sinhala and Scripts click on the links!!
    -Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
    -Unethical conversion violates the UN convention on the right of the child

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"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
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Amnesty 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"
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