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Ban Wahhabism in Sri Lanka – Save Muslims and Save Sri Lanka
By shenali Waduge
Nothing can come above the interest of the country & its future. Inaction despite warnings led to 30 years of LTTE terror. Power & money delayed action. Governments dilly-dallied in taking action. The country & people suffered as a result. We cannot afford to repeat those same mistakes. We are all in unison that there were never issues between the communities in Sri Lanka. For starters before 1505 people were never categorised as Majority-Minority or on ethnic or racial lines. We maintain that all LTTE are not Tamil & all... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/03/18)

USLA Spokespersons Report . April 2017 to March 2018
Dr. Chu;la Rajapakse MNZM Spokesperson, USLA
The year under review was a quiet year by contemporary standards till on the 2nd of March Al Jazeera carried a news item sporting a man with lash marks on his upper back alleging that these along with other evidence of “torture”, were inflicted by the security forces in Sri Lanka recently because of his alleged links to the LTTE,. Al Jazeera to conclude that “tortue by the security forces” was therefore still in practice in SL, even three years after the present regime came into power, apparently committed to ending such practices. This... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

What is Diabetes? I am sure you all heard this before.
Dr Hector Perera       London
The scientists have discovered that there are two types of diabetes that is type 1 and type 2. Definition of Diabetes Carbohydrates are the nutrient that impact blood sugars the most. If you have diabetes, it's important to monitor your carbohydrate intake so that you may discover which foods work best for your blood sugars. Some people with diabetes benefit from following a consistent carbohydrate diet for which they eat the same amount of carbohydrates at the same time daily. Ask your registered dietitian or certified diabetes educator if you'd benefit from eating a fixed amount... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

Moscow expels 23 UK diplomats & shuts British Council in response to ‘provocative moves'
Courtesy RT
The Russian Foreign Ministry said 23 UK diplomats must leave Russia in response to Britain's “provocative actions and groundless accusations” over ex-double agent Sergei Skripal's poisoning. The British Council will also be shut. Britain's ambassador to Russia, Laurie Bristow, was summoned to the Foreign Ministry on Saturday morning, where he was informed of Moscow's response to London's claims that Russia is behind the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a former double agent, and his daughter, Yulia, on March 4 in Salisbury, UK. The ministry issued a statement saying 23 employees of the British embassy in Moscow have been declared... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

Nearly half of Americans will retire broke
Courtesy RT
Some 42 percent of elderly US citizens have less than $10,000 put aside for their golden years, according to the report by a personal finance resource GoBankingRates, which polled over 1,000 adults last month. The survey, carried out for the third consecutive year, suggests that a lack of planning and savings, along with a longer life expectancy, may shatter people's retirement dreams. The California-based financial advisor also found out that the percentage of Americans with no savings at all had increased from 2016 through 2017. Low salaries or lack of opportunities to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

Govt. trying to outsource surveying to US company: Surveyors
Gandara John
Daily Mirror  of 16 Mar 2018 Govt. trying to outsource surveying to US company: Surveyors
The Government Surveyors' Association (GSA) today resort to a countrywide indefinite work stoppage claiming that there was a move to hand over several operations of the Sri Lanka Surveys Department (SLSD), the second oldest department of the country, to a US-based company.   Speaking to the Daily Mirror, GSA President Duminda Udugoda referred to an attempt to transfer the duties of the SLSD including Land Information System (LIS) and Aerial Survey Operations to 'Trimble Navigation Ltd', a US-based land administration... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

Sri Lanka statistics office withdraws GDP data
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka’s Department of Census and Statistics withdrew its 2017 full-year and fourth quarter gross domestic product data on Friday, a day after posting the island nation’s worst economic growth in 16 years. The data on Thursday showed the economy expanding 3.1 percent in 2017, the slowest pace in 16 years and decelerating from 4.4 percent in 2016. It showed fourth-quarter growth slowing to 1.4 percent year-on-year from 3.74 percent in the third quarter. “We got the last set of data at the last minute. We released the GDP data, but since this is last quarter we... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

Sri Lanka team to submit lawsuit challenging UNHRC’s conduct
Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror
A lawsuit compiled by a team of legal experts with the input of Sir Geoffrey Nice QC would be submitted to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Monday challenging the procedure adopted by the UNHRC itself to pass the resolution on Sri Lanka, the Global Sri Lankan Forum (GSLF) today said. The petitioners of the lawsuit, which is the first ever lawsuit against the UNHRC, are retired Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara and Federation of National Organisations Convener Dr Gunadasa Amarasekara. On behalf of the two petitioners, the GSLF, the Federation of National Organisation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

Counsel tells SC: Bill to amend Judicature Act politically motivated March 17, 2018, 12:04 pm
by Chitra Weerarathne Courtesy The Island
March 17, 2018, 12:04 pm President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva in objecting to the Bill to Amend the Judicature Act, yesterday told the Supreme Court that the Bill did not refer to the establishment of the Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar. The Bill assumed that such a Permanent High Court Trial at Bar is in existence but it was not so. Hence the Bill could not be proceeded with De Silva P.C. said. He said the Minister might establish a Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar whenever he so wished. The Minister could specify location by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

Watch out – power threat on Social Media
By Lucien Rajakarunanayake Courtesy The Island
March 16, 2018, 10:10 pm Social Media may well be the new hope of strength of the Yahapalana powers. The big talk today is about the need to control Social Media and curb the use of Hate Speech on the networks of this new media spread. Just as whatever the Russians did with their nerve agent Novichok that is said to have been used to attack former secret service agent Sergei Skripal, his daughter Yulia, and a British police officer at Salisbury, UK, enabling British Prime Minister Theresa May to push aside all her... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

Leeches invade library
Editorial Courtesy The Island
March 16, 2018, 10:05 pm The colony of political leeches sponging off the public continues to grow rapidly. There has been a twofold increase in the number of local government members. The country needs more professionals and skilled workers to realise its developmental goals, but it is getting burdened with more and more political lamebrains who are liabilities. We had enough and more bad eggs in the garb of local government members previously. Among them were cattle rustlers, chain snatchers, bootleggers, drug dealers, killers and rapists. The late Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera told us about a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

The government survives on dead cats!
The term is attributed to Lynton Crosby, a political strategist who has managed campaigns of right-of-center parties in several countries.  Boris Johnson, who employed Crosby during London mayoral elections explains the term thus: “There is one thing that is absolutely certain about throwing a dead cat on the dining room table – and I don’t mean that people will be outraged, alarmed, disgusted. That is true, but irrelevant. The key point, says my Australian friend, is that everyone will shout, ‘Jeez, mate, there’s a dead cat on the table!’ In other words, they will be talking... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

The 'Sinhala only' story began in the 1920's and 1930's, when agitation for ‘swabhasha’ emerged as an anti-imperial or anti-colonial gesture. Sinhala Mahajana Sabha (1919) established a network of local mahajana sabhas in the rural areas. These Mahajana Sabhas conducted their proceedings in Sinhala. The rules and regulations were printed in Sinhala. In 1936, Philip Gunawardene,  then leader of the  Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) brought a resolution in State Council that proceedings in the law courts and the recording of  statements in police stations should be in Sinhala and Tamil. In many countries, the indigenous language... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

Sinhala had started modernizing in the 19th century, long before ‘Sinhala Only’. Hundreds of Sinhala newspapers were published in the 19th century, not always in good Sinhala, said K.N.O. Dharmadasa. However, this helped the language to modernize. Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala and Ratmalane Dhammarama and lay scholars such as W.F .Gunawardhana and Kumaratunga Munidasa were able by their teaching and writing to set high standards for Sinhala. There was also a highly active pirivena education to which the lead was given by Vidyodaya (1873) and Vidyalankara. (1875). the high standard of written Sinhala in the first half of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

It is nonsense to say that Sinhala has not been able to fashion a language in which new knowledge could be written,  said K.N.O. Dharmadasa . Sinhala has modernized very successfully. There is a word for everything. Sinhala today has a vast vocabulary catering to all subjects and a sentence structure that can communicate it effectively. Today in any forum in which economics, political science, medicine or a technological subject is discussed in Sinhala, including television and radio; the speakers use the Sinhala medium with great facility and style. Sinhala technical terms come to them with great... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

‘Sinhala Only’ affected education as well. The British had instituted a two-tier system of education with compulsory vernacular education for the majority and a restricted elite education in English for a small minority. Vernacular education was provided from Grade one to Grade five. Most rural children left school after Grade five. From Grade six, education was in English. The English schools were largely in the hands of the Christian missions. In the 1930s, State Council decided that a sound policy on education was needed. The  Executive Committee for Education  looked into this, and recommended in 1943 that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

NIRJ DEVA DL FRSA MEP Conservative MEP for the South East of England Chairman of the Delegation to the Korean Peninsula Vice Chairman of International Development Committee ECR Group Coordinator
14/03/2018 - Strasbourg: Ladies and Gentlemen, we thank you for coming to what I think is a historic press conference. I begin by saluting President´s Trump´s acceptance of Korean Leader Kim Jung Un’s invitation to talk; an unprecedented display of diplomacy given that in more than 64 years, there has not been, so much as a phone call, between the leaders of the two nations. I believe that this, is a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

What was the impact of Japan's victory over the British Imperial Army in Hong Kong and Singapore in 1942 on indigenous people yearning for freedom in European colonies in Asia and Africa?
Derek Gould, studied at The University of Hong Kong Courtesy quora.com
Japan’s victories in the Pacific War demolished the myth of white superiority even more so than its victory over the Russians in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–05, because Russia was then in decline while Britain in 1941 was still an world imperial power. Related to the Japanese victory was Britain’s undertaking to grant independence to India if they would support Britain in the fight against Japan and the other Axis powers. One consequence of the war was a decline in the number of Britons available or prepared to work... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

 Julian Borger, diplomatic editor The Guardian
 David Miliband, foreign secretary during the Sri Lankan civil war, told an official he was spending two-thirds of his time on Sri Lanka. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod for the Guardian The diplomatic campaign by former foreign secretary David Miliband to champion aid and human rights during the Sri Lankan humanitarian crisis last year was largely driven by domestic political calculations, according to a Foreign Office official. A leaked May 2009 cable from the US embassy in London quotes the official, Tim Waite, a Foreign Office team leader on Sri Lanka, explaining Miliband's intense focus on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter Statement of Free, Open, and Inclusive Internet for All-අන්තර්ජාලයේ නිදහස් හා විවෘත ස්වභාවය රැක ගැනීම සදහා
For Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter,  M.B.B. Kirindigoda, Secretary,  Sagarika Wickramasekara, President
බහූ පාර්ශ්වික සාමාජිකයන් විසින් මෙහෙයවන ශ්‍රී ලංකා අන්තර්ජාල සමාජය 2018 පෙබරවාරි 13 ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ අන්තර්ජාලයේ වෛරී ප්‍රකාශණය, වැරදි තොරතුරු පළකිරීම හා සමාජ සංහිඳියාවට බාධා පැමිණවීම සහ වර්ථමානයේ අන්තර්ජාලය අවහිර කිරීම පිළිබඳව විවිධ අදහස් දැනගැනීමට හා ඉදිරි පියවර හඳුනා ගැනීමට විවෘත සංවාද සභාවක් පැවත්විණී. මෙම අපේ ප්‍රකාශණය එම සංවාද සභාවේ පොදු එකඟතාවයක ප්‍රතිඵලයකි. එකී කතිකාවත මත සාමාජිකයින් විසින් ඒකරාශී වෙමින් නිර්මාණය කල  ශ්‍රී ලංකා අන්තර්ජාල සමාජයේ නිදහස් අන්තර්ජාලයේ ප්‍රකාශනය ජනගත කළෙමු. තවද ජනාදිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය වෙත ලබාදුන් අතර සියලුම පාර්ශවයන් වෙත මේවන විට බෙදා හරිමින් ඇත. මේවන විට සමාජ ජාල වරණය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

ශ්‍රී ලංකාව "නොදියුණු සමාජයක්"ද? ස්වදේශ කටයුතු ඇමතිවරයාගේ ප්‍රකාශයේ අරුත කුමක්ද?
උපුටාගැණීම BBC
"නොදියුණු සමාජයක පුරවැසියන්ට නව තාක්ෂණය ඔස්සේ භාෂණයේ හා ප්‍රකාශනයේ උපරිම නිදහස ලබාදීමේ හානිය අද අපට අත්විඳින්න සිදුවෙලා තියෙනවා," යනුවෙන් ස්වදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්‍ය වජිර අබේවර්ධන පසුගියදා ගාල්ලේ දී පවසා තිබිණි. අමාත්‍යවරයා ඒ බව සඳහන් කළේ, මහනුවර ඇතුළු ප්‍රදේශවල පැතිර ගිය මුස්ලිම් විරෝධී ප්‍රචණ්ඩ ක්‍රියාවලින් අනතුරුව ආණ්ඩුව විසින් ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන ලද සමාජ මාධ්‍ය ජාල අවහිර කිරීම පිළිබඳ අදහස් දක්වමිනි. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව, ඇත්තෙන්ම නොදියුණු සමාජයක් ද? "මුලින්ම ඒ දේශපාලකයෝ තෙරුම් ගන්න ඕන මොකක්ද නොදියුණු සමාජය කියන්නේ කියල. මුලින්ම ඒ කියන දේශපාලනඥයා තමයි නොදියුණු සමාජය නියෝජනය කරන පුරුක වෙන්නේ," යනුවෙන් සමාජ මාධ්‍ය ජාල ක්‍රියාකාරිනියක වන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

ගෝඨාභය ජනාධිපතිවරණයට ඒවිද? - මහින්දගෙන් පිළිතුරු
උපුටාගැණීම BBC
අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහට එරෙහි විශ්වාසභංග යෝජනාව ලබන සතියේ ගෙන ඒමට නියමිත බව හිටපු ජනාධිපති පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ පවසයි. ශ්‍රී ලංකා විදේශ වාර්තාකරුවන්ගේ සංගමය සමග විශේෂ සාකච්ඡාවකට එක්වෙමින් හිටපු ජනාධිපතිවරයා ඒ බව කියා සිටියේය. 2016 වසර අවසානයේ හිටපු ජනාධිපතිවරයා විදේශ වාර්තාකරුවන්ගේ සංගමය අවසන් වරට මුණගැසුණු අවස්ථාවේදී සඳහන් කළේ 2017 වසරේ ආණ්ඩුව පෙරළා දමන බවය. තමන් දැන් ඒ ආසන්නයට පැමිණ ඇති බව මෙවර පැවති හමුවේදී ඔහු කීය. අගමැති යවන්න, එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේම මන්ත්‍රීවරු කටයුතු කරයි වගේ පෙන්නේ. මට කරන්න දෙයක් නැතිවෙයිමහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ,, හිටපු ජනාධිපති "ඒ ව්‍යාපෘතිය යනවා, අගමැතිට ළඟදීම යන්න වෙනවා" යනුවෙන් හිටපු ජනාධිපතිවරයා අගමැති... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/03/18)

Enforce One Law & Eliminate Extremism in Sri Lanka  
By shenali Waduge
A country must have one common law equal to all & followed by all. Those who set laws must also follow the laws they set. No one can be above the law of the land. While there should be an agreeable set of common laws, we can accept some special privileges but who enjoys these special privileges and why must be made clear. However, this cannot warrant the handful who have special immunity to do as they like. It is the lack of implementing the rule of law without bias while also implementing law with bias... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/03/18)

පොලිසියේ සිහිය මහජනයා ගැනද දේශපාලකයන් ගැනද
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්   
 දිගන ඇතිවූ ගැටුම දේශපාලන අන්තවාදී ප්‍රවණතාවයකි.එහෙත් රජය සහ ඇතැම් මාධ්‍ය මෙම සිදුවීම සිංහල අන්තවාදී ගැටුමක් ලෙසට හුවා දැක්වූහ.එම ප්‍රතිරූපයම ජාත්‍යන්තරයට නිකුත් කිරීමට වගබලා ගත්හ.අවසානයේ  දී යහපාලන රජය සැනසුම් සුසුම් හෙලුවාට සැක නැත.ඒ ඔවුන් ගේ අදක්ෂ අකාර්යක්ෂම හිරිකිත පාලනය පිළිබඳ තිබූ විරෝධය යම් තරමකින් යටපත් වූ බැවිනි.දහනව වන සංශෝධනය මගින් තොරතුරු දැන ගැනීම පිළිබඳ නීති  පැණවූ ආණ්ඩුව විසින්ම තොරතුරු වාරණය කරන්නට යෙදූහ.තොරතුරු පණතට යටත් ඇතැම් රාජ්‍ය ආයතන තොරතුරු නොදීමෙන් මග හැර යන පසුබිමක් ද මේ අතර නිර්මාණයව තිබේ.නමුත් මුස්ලිම් සහ දෙමළ අයට අවශ්‍ය තොරතුරු ඉක්මනින් ලැබේ.එවිට ස්වාධීන කොමිෂන් සභා කුමකටද.ඒවා ජාත්‍යන්තර ට්‍රෝජන් අශ්වයන් නොවේද.           දිගන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/03/18)

It is your role as UNC HR, that no Member State presents a  resolution based on false information against another Member State.
Charles.S.Perera France:
15 March, 2018. Monsieur Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Palais des Nations CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland Dear Commissioner, It is your role as UNC HR, that no Member State presents a  resolution based on false information against another Member State. Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein is a Prince by his hereditary right, but his thinking and understanding  it seems, are far from that of a  Prince. A real Prince becomes so by his action and ability to see through things to sift facts from fiction to understand the truth... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/03/18)

Stop talking and preaching and go for action at least now before the curtain falls on this 2500 year old Sinhala nation in this country.
Dr Sudath Gunasekara 15 3 2018.
I am sending again a list of special privileges given to Muslims by our treacherous and unpatriotic politicians that was first published in Lankaweb (translation by Shenali) around 10th March. I attached this to an article published in the same news site on the 12th appealing authorities to rescind this immediately. I quote my request therein below.  “Therefore we should demand the Government and its treacherous leaders to immediately rescind and remove all these discriminatory privileges conferred on one community (Muslims) as discriminatory against all other communities in this country, more especially the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/03/18)

Facebook ban lifted in Sri Lanka
By Yusuf Ariff  Courtesy Adaderana
President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) to lift the temporary restrictions imposed on social media website Facebook, with immediate effect. He stated that the decision was taken after representatives of social media giant had agreed to prevent Facebook from being used to spread spreading hate speech and incite violence, during talks held with President’s Secretary Austin Fernando today (15). “On my instructions, my secretary has discussed with officials of Facebook, who have agreed that its platform will not be used for spreading hate speech and inciting violence.”... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/03/18)

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
Threat to Our National Culture All ethnic and cultural groups within society are not equal and therefore need not be treated in the same way. All people do not hold the same values. No one can deny the fact that the foundation of our nation, its societal norms and values originates from the Sinhala Buddhist heritage. Whether we choose to live as Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim, Malay, or Burger, or as Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Christians or atheists, our right to do so is derived from this heritage and associated way of life. Despite attempts by European colonial... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/03/18)

Ban backfires
Editorial Courtesy The Island
March 14, 2018, 10:08 pm The government has incurred the wrath of all netizens by unnecessarily extending its ban on social media. It has buckled under pressure and begun relaxing the draconian restrictions at long last. But, its digitally enhanced image has suffered irreparable damage. There seems to be no end to its bungling. True, some fanatics abused several social media platforms, especially Facebook, to disseminate incendiary propaganda and incite communal violence. Out of its desperation to douse the flames of communalism, the government may have thought restricting access to social media would help it control... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/03/18)

මහින්ද ජනාධිපති තුමාගෙ කාලෙදි ෆේස්බුක් වාරණයක් ගැන බොරු භීතියක් පැතිරවූ උදවියට පිළිතුරු.
[1]. 2014 මුල් භාගයේ දිනක එවකට විපක්ෂ නායක රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා පැවසූයේ මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ජනාධිපති තුමාගේ ආණ්ඩුව විසින් ෆේස්බුක් වාරණය කරන්නට සැලසුම් කරන බවයි. එහි වීඩියෝව පහත දැක්වේ. [2]. ඊට හැරෙන තැපෑලෙන් පිළිතුරු දුන් මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ජනාධිතිතුමන් පැවසූයේ ෆේස්බුක් හෝ වෙනත් සමාජ ජාල කිසි සේත්ම වාරණය නොකරන බවයි. [3]. 2014 මුලදී ෆේස්බුක් ‍රැක ගැනීම වෙනුවෙන් කිඹුල් කඳුළු හෙලූ රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා මේ වන විට ශ්‍රී ලංකාව තුළ ෆේස්බුක් තහනම් කර ඇත. [4]. 2014 මුලදී ෆේස්බුක් තහනම් කරන්නේ නැති බව පැවසූ මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ජනාධිපති තුමා, තමන්ට එරෙහිව ෆේස්බුක් හරහා කොතෙකුත් සාහසික මඩ අවලාද එල්ල වුවද, ෆේස්බුක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/03/18)

Recent violence manipulated to destabilize country - Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thera
By Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Eminent Buddhist monk Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thera, in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about the current status of the country in the aftermath of violence in Kandy. The prelate said all the communities should be united to build the country. The excerpts of the interview:    We, the Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Malays and Burghers should be unified Govt. made a mockery of meanings of words such as reconciliation, good governance Leaders like MR should be more proactive I am ready to take leadership for it We should not leave... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/03/18)

Ashroff’s separatist legacy is root cause of Sinhala-Muslim divide
By shenali Waduge
When elders speak of good old days prior to 1980s when Sinhalese, Tamils & Muslims lived happily & peacefully together sans nomenclatures of federalism, self-determination, separatism, jihad, terrorism etc, it makes us wonder where have we gone wrong and who are responsible. In ignoring warnings that followed armed militancy, it is imperative that we do not ignore further warnings that may lead to bigger outcomes if left unsolved. Clearly, politicians & so-called civil society representatives who had been involved in the past have failed to provide solutions which demands the rest of the community to pinpoint... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/03/18)

බෞද්ධ විරෝධි, සිංහල විරෝධි රජය, බෞද්ධයන්ව මර්දනය කරනවා.
The following video clip throws some light on who the masterminds behind this unwarranted violence might be and their motives. In this instance what is important here is the message and NOT the messenger. So it is worthwhile listening in full to what Dilanthe Vithanage says.
https://youtu.be/FvSxQd66CB8... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/03/18)

Is this Journalism. See the following news item
Dr Sudath Gunasekara
See the following news item Is this Journalism. why don't the Authorities arrest these people for  denigrating police officers and inciting anti-Sinha anti.Buddhist sentiments  through out the World by publishing this type of partial camouflaged new Why don't the Government, that has banned all social media, ban this type of news coverage http://groundviews.org/2018/03/07/the-beast-rides-again/ http://groundviews.org/2018/03/13/stf-brutality-against-muslims-in-digana-march-5/ http://groundviews.org/    ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/03/18)

“JVP’s help to rightwing politics” – A clarification
By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island
Ref.  The opinion piece titled “JVP’s help to rightwing politics” by attorney-at-law Nimal de Alwis (The Island/March 13, 2018). My sincere thanks to the writer for the illuminating comments that he’s made on my previous opinion piece under the heading “JVP at a crossroads (March 7, 2018). However, I’d like to make a clarification regarding what he calls “two incorrect facts” allegedly contained  in my article. Let me deal with the second of the two alleged errors: I never wrote "the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka" sans the word "Socialist", as the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/03/18)

තනි අලියා ගේ වඳ පෙත්ත!
වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති
මිනිස්සු දැක්කාට රංචු ගැහිලා ඉන්න අලි කලබල වෙන්නේ නෑ. ඒත් තනි අලි එහෙම නෑ. හරි ම දරුණුයි. මෙහෙම වෙන්නේ බය හින්දා කියලා තමයි කියන්නේ. කට්ටිය එක්ක එකට ඉඳිද්දි බයවෙන්න කාරණයක් නැහැනේ. හතර වටේමත් පේනවා. කල්ලි ගැහිලා ඉන්න එකේ හයියත් තියෙනවා. මිනිස්සු කියන්නේ විශ්වාසකරන්න පුළුවන් ජාතියක නෙවෙයි කියන අලි හොඳට ම දන්නවා ඇතිනේ. ඉතින් තනියෙන් ඉන්න අලියෙක්ට මනුස්සයෙක් මුණගැහෙනවා කියලා කියන්නේ ඇත්තෙන් ම අලි ප්‍රශ්නයක්. අනතුර දැක දැක ආපස්ස හරිලා යන්න අලියාට සැකයි. කරන්න පුළුවන් ලේසි ම කටයුත්ත තමයි අනතුර නැතිකරලා දාන එක. ඉතින් තනි අලියා මිනිහෙක් දැක්කා ම නො දැක්කා වගේ ඉන්නේ නෑ. ආපස්සට හැරිලා දුවන්නෙත් නෑ.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/03/18)

මුස්ලිම්වරු ලග පෙට්‍රල් බෝම්බ හසුවී නිදහස්.පාසල් දරුවකු fb1e පෝස්ට් share කරාම රක්ෂිත බන්ධනාගාරයට
අරවින්ද අතුකෝරල
තැලෙන යකඩය දැක්කම උඩ පැන පැන තලන්නාක් මෙන් අද සෑම දෙයකටම බෞද්ධයන්ට චෝදනා කිරීමක් දක්නට ලැබෙන බව පිවිතුරු හෙළ උරුමයේ නායක නීතිඥ උදය ගම්මන්පිල මහතා එම පක්ෂයේ මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට සහභාගි වෙමින් ප්‍රකාශ කලේය. ඒ මහතා මේ බව සදහන් කලේ මහනුවර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ ඇතැම් ප්‍රදේශවල ඇතිවු ගැටුම්කාරී තත්වය හේතුවෙන් බෞද්ධයන් මුස්ලිම් ජනතාවගෙන් සමාව ගත යුතු බවට ආණ්ඩුවේ ඇතැම් ඇමතිවරුන් දක්වන අදහස් පිළිබදව මාධ්‍ය වේදීන් ඒ මහතාගෙන් අදහස් විමසු අවස්ථාවේය. මෙහිදී අදහස් දැක්වු නීතිඥ උදය ගම්මන්පිල මහතා. “ තැලෙන යකඩයක් මෙන් අද සෑම දෙයකටම බෞද්ධයන් පලි කර ගනිමින් සිටිනවා. අපි මීට කලිනුත් පැහැදිලි කලා මේ සිද්ධිය ඇතිවූයේ සිංහල පුද්ගලයෙකු මරා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/03/18)

Novichok – toxic questions about chemical at center of Skripal saga
 Courtesy RT
Published time: 13 Mar, 2018 19:02   The public has learnt a new Russian word: Novichok or novice, as the UK claims it is a nerve agent that poisoned former double agent Sergei Skripal. But, as with many elements of this saga, this chemical raises many questions. British Prime Minister Theresa May said Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent “Novichok,” allegedly developed by Russia. She claimed this was either “a direct action” by Moscow or the result of a loss of control over “its potentially catastrophically damaging nerve agent.” Speaking to MPs,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/03/18)

ලංකාවේ ජාතිවාදී ගැටුම් පිටුපස වොෂින්ටනය.. මෙරට යුවරජු ඇමරිකානු තානාපතියි..- ලෝ පතල රාජතාන්ත‍්‍රික නිලධාරිනියකගේ හෙලිදරවුව මෙන්න..
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වර්තමානයේ ශ‍්‍රි ලංකාව තුල ඇතිව තිබෙන කලහකාරී තත්වය පැති ගණනාවකින් 1983 ජූලි මාසය හා සමාන බව ජිනීවාහි හිටපු ශ‍්‍රි ලංකා නිත්‍ය නියෝජිත තමාරා කුනනායකම් මහත්මිය පවසයි. දේශපාලන අරමුණු සහිතව ජනවර්ගයන් අතර ප‍්‍රකෝපකාරී ක‍්‍රියාවන් ඇති කර තිබෙන බවත් ඉන් බලාපොරොත්තු වන්නේ රට තුල ඇති සැබෑ ප‍්‍රශ්න යටපත් කර ජනතා අවධානය වෙනතකට යොමු කිරීම බවද ඇය පෙන්වා දෙයි. අද ඇතිව තිබෙන තත්වය 1983න් වෙනස් වන එකම සාධකය වන්නේ එදා ඉලක්කය යූ දෙමල ජනතාව වෙනුවට අද මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව ඉලක්ක වීම බවද ඇය කියා සිටී. මුස්ලිම්වරුනට එරෙහිව සිදුවූ මෙම ප‍්‍රහාර වොෂින්ටනයේ න්‍යාය පත‍්‍රය මත සිදු වූවක් බවත් එමගින් ශ‍්‍රී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/03/18)

Every why has a wherefore (There is a reason for everything.)
By Dr Kamal Wickremasinghe Courtesy The Island
March 13, 2018, 8:29 pm Attempts to make sense of the regrettable incidents of communal violence last week are frustrated by the level and content of commentary on the events. In fact, the lack of depth in analysis is as disappointing as the communal violence itself. Specifically, political commentary and discourse on the diabolical problem of communal violence seem to be taking place within boundaries that seems to have not changed since the Muslim Vs. Buddhist and Christian riots of 1915: same old cries of shock, horror are followed by renunciations of violence... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/03/18)

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