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රට හදන්න නම් කාවන්තිස්ස වැඩපිළිවෙළක් ඕනෑ! - ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති
සාකච්ඡා කළේ: රුවන් ජයවර්ධන
ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති යනු පසුගිය කාලය මුළුල්ලේ ම අපේ රටේ ජාතික මතවාදය නියෝජනය කරමින් තමන්ගේ අදහස් නවතම ආකාරයකින් ඉදිරිපත් කළ ‍අයෙකි. ඔහුගේ අදහස් බොහෝ ලෙසින් ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන් හට ලියා දැක්වූයේ “දිවයින” පුවත්පත ඔස්සේ ය. එම අදහස්වලින් යම් ප්‍රමාණයක් ගොනුකර ඔහු විසින් ලියාපළ කර ඇති “කාවන්තිස්ස වැඩපිළිවෙළ” ග්‍රන්ථය ජනගතකිරීමේ අවස්ථාවක් මෙම අඟහරුවාදා (ජනවාරි 22 වැනි දා) සවස 3.00 ට කොළඹ නව නගර ශාලාවේ දී පැවැත්වේ. පහතින් පළවනුයේ එම ග්‍රන්ථය සම්බන්ධයෙන් සහ අද අප මුහුණ පා සිටින ගැටලු සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඔහු දැක්වූ අදහස් කිහිපයකි. “කාවන්තිස්ස වැඩපිළිවෙළ” කියන මේ පොත මාර්ගයෙන් ඔබ කියන්න උත්සාහකරන්නේ මොකක් ද? අද අපි ඉවරයක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/01/19)

Will Sri Lanka be cut to create another Kosovo
By shenali Waduge
Kosovo was cut up from a balkanised Yugoslavia & given independence in 2008. Kosovo's status is governed by U.N. Security Council Resolution 1244 which envisages self-government for Kosovo, but acknowledges the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.” Kosovo's status was ONLY INDEPENDENCE. This meets the new ‘indivisible, undivided' mantra that the TNA & constitutional promoters are chirping. Kosovo is ‘INDEPENDENT” & Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is still ‘sovereign & has territorial integrity” Same arguments will be used in Sri Lanka. Kosovo is the only ‘independent' state where UN has been administering a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/01/19)

Task before Mahinda
SENA MAHAWATTE Colombo 5 Courtesy The Island
President Mahinda Rajapaksa (MR) made it possible for all Sri Lankans to live in safety and peace by totally defeating a ruthless terrorist organization by our valiant security forces a decade ago, in spite of these mighty powers who warned that these ruthless terrorists cannot be defeated, but banned them from their own countries and introduced a Resolution accusing our security forces of all manner of imaginary charges based on a Darusman Report and Channel 4 who never even stepped into Sri Lanka and also cannot be question their findings for 30 years!... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/01/19)

UNP's current ‘brand' is losing: Is recovery possible?
By Vishwamithra Courtesy The Daily News
People's perception matters and it's not only critical, it's indispensable “If you're not branding yourself, you can be sure others do it for you.”~Unknown  The United National Party (UNP) had a problem with its branding since its earliest days. Being directly and closely identified with the Colombo-based elite usually clad in western suits, foreign-educated, uncomfortable with the vernacular and being confirmed as a political party always backing capitalist economic theories and practices, had been significant and essential elements of the then UNP. These facts are beyond refutation. Furthermore, its leadership from D.S. Senanayake up... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/01/19)

Killing Fields of Batalanda !
List of Journalists , Eminent Lawyers , Students killed by UNP !
https://youtu.be/sfpQpHRcRCM... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/01/19)

Pact with International Rice Research Institute signed to make Lanka self-sufficient in rice
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Manila, January 18 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan government on Friday signed a five-year action pact with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Banos, Philippines, to help Sri Lanka produce rice varieties which are resistant to climate change and which will contribute to the attainment of self-sufficiency in the staple. President Sirisena, who was on a four-day state visit to the Philippines, toured the International Rice Research Institute which he had visited three times before as a minister in the Lankan government. The Director General of the IRRI, Dr. Matthew Morell, Deputy Director General and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/01/19)

Caught in a cleft stick, Lankan Tamil party struggles to meet its political ends
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, January 19 (The Citizen): Sri Lanka’s premier Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), is caught in a cleft stick. On the one hand, it has to cooperate with and need be prop up the United National Front (UNF) government led by Ranil Wickremesinghe. The Tamils see Wickremesinghe as being sympathetic to their interests and concerns in contrast to opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is seen as being “anti-Tamil”. The TNA has to do the utmost to keep Rajapaksa away from power. But the TNA needs Rajapaksa’s Joint Opposition Group and President... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/01/19)

150 houses built with an Indian grant handed over to Sri Lankan plantation workers
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, January 20 (newsin.asia): At a special ceremony held at the Dayagama West Estate in Nuwara Eliya District on Sunday, 150 houses built under the Indian Housing Project were handed over to the beneficiaries jointly by Palani Digambaram, Minister for Hill country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development and Gayantha Karunathilake, Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms, V. Radhakrishnan, Non-Cabinet Minister for Special Area Development and Dr. Shilpak N. Ambule, Deputy High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka. Several Members of Parliament and Central Provincial Council, officials from Plantation Human Development Trust (PHDT),UN Habitat, representatives of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/01/19)

President invites Filipino drug experts to Lanka
By Manolo B. Jara Courtesy Gulf Today
MANILA: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday invited Philippine drug war experts to visit his country and share their experiences with their counterparts apparently to help them in their own campaign against drugs. “I would like to invite some experts from your side to visit Sri Lanka when possible. My government will make all the necessary arrangements,” Sirisena told officers when he visited the headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in surburban Quezon City, Metro Manila. “The experiences you have gained and the knowledge that you can share with Sri Lanka,”... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/01/19)

Men's Fashion Week: Jeenu Mahadevan calls out colourism
By Nalini SivathasanBBC Asian Network
London, Paris, Milan, New York... it has been a frantic January for model Jeenu Mahadevan, as he flies around the world for Men's Fashion Week. "There's no such thing as downtime in Fashion Week, it's just chaos for three weeks straight," he tells the BBC. Since the 20-year old made his international debut in 2017 in Paris, his profile has skyrocketed. He's modelled for fashion powerhouses including Versace, Givenchy Alexander McQueen and Burberry. Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionJeenu Mahadevan modelling for Givenchy as part of Paris Fashion Week Not bad for someone who... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/01/19)

Colombo Port City to serve as Belt and Road initiative (BRI) template
By Zhang Hongpei Source:Global Times Published: 2019/1/20 22:18:41
China, India and Japan co-participation to benefit Sri Lanka econom As the China-invested Colombo Port City project has completed its land reclamation, a milestone in the progress of the project, Chinese analysts said on Sunday that it is set to become a template for investment in South Asia under the Belt and Roadinitiative (BRI) if it develops smoothly. A ceremony held on Wednesday in Sri Lanka's capital marked the reclamation of 269 hectares of land from the ocean, and the last four state-of-the-art dredgers used for the sand mining operation left the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/01/19)

Foreign Office admits to destroying hundreds of files from the start of Tamil uprising in Sri Lanka
Courtesy Morning Star
Activists warn the true nature of the Thatcher government's collusion with Sri Lanka may never be known RITAIN’S Foreign Office is being accused of “shredding history” after it admitted to destroying nearly 400 diplomatic files from the start of a Tamil uprising in Sri Lanka. Margaret Thatcher’s government armed Sri Lankan forces against left-wing Tamil independence fighters, but activists including superstar M.I.A. are now warning the full extent of this deadly collusion may never come to light. The Foreign Office has shredded nearly twice as many files on the conflict than it previously admitted, a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/01/19)

TNA and UNP an unholy marriage
By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
The cat is out of the bag. While addressing a seminar at the Weerasingam Hall, Jaffna on 12 January, TNA Parliamentarian and Leader of ITAK Mavai Senathirajah revealed that there is a joint mechanism for the Government to hold discussions with the TNA,  prior to the Cabinet making its decisions. Addressing the same seminar, TNA Spokesman M.A. Sumanthiran said that the development, in the North, must be the priority. He also admitted that it was on this agreement that the TNA backed the United National Party and Ranil Wickremesinghe; when unceremoniously sacked by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/01/19)

Fall Armyworm could be a conspiracy against agriculture – Mahinda
Courtesy Adaderana
There is a doubt as to whether the plague of Fall Armyworm (Sena Caterpillars) is someone’s conspiracy to destroy agriculture in the country by importing food from other countries, said Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa. He mentioned this following an event held in a temple in Beliatta, today (20). Further commenting, Rajapaksa stated that his party also speaks up for the rights of the Tamil community. https://youtu.be/M-bhtadxNq8 According to him, the propped new constitution is an idea of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and MP M. A. Sumanthiran and only those two know the correct information about it.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/01/19)

චන්ද්‍රිකාගේ නායකත්වයෙන් නව දේශපාලන පක්‍ෂයක්.. ලේකම් දුමින්ද.. පක්‍ෂයේ නම, සෙසු තනතුරු මෙන්න..
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හිටපු ජනාධිපතිනි චන්ද්‍රිකා කුමාරතුංග මහත්මියගේ නායකත්වයෙන් යුතු නමුත් දේශපාලන පක්ෂයක් පිහිටුවීම සඳහා මේ දිනවල කඩිමුඩියේ සාකච්ඡා පැවැත්වෙමින් තිබෙන වාර්තා වෙයි. එහි නායකත්වය හිටපු ජනාධිපතිනිය විසින් දරනු ඇති බවත් ලේකම් ධුරයට ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ ජාතික සංවිධායක දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතා පත් කරනු ඇතැයි ද පැවසේ. පක්ෂයේ ප්‍රචාරක ලේකම්වරයා ලෙස රෙජිනෝල්ඩ් කුරේ මහතාත් භාණ්ඩාගාරික ධුරයට ජී.එච්. බුද්ධදාස මහතා පත් වනු ඇති බවද ආරංචි මාර්ග කියා සිටී. මෙම නව පක්‍ෂය සඳහා යෝජනා වී ඇති නම වන්නේ ‘ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් ප්‍රගතිශීලී ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී පක්ෂය’යි. නව පක්ෂය එළිදැක්වීම සඳහා දැනට නැකත් කීපයක්ම බලා ඇති අතර ගැලපෙන අවස්ථාවකදී පක්ෂයේ එළි දක්වනු ඇතැයිද වාර්තා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/01/19)

Governance and Psychology - 8 The Democratic Socialist Republic of SriLanka Third World Political Psychology
Kanthar Balanathan
 Human intelligence in the third world is limited to the level that some animal behaviour persists in the people and politicians in a multi-dimensional plane. Its based on the assessment of their behaviour and the output level and how they were trained. Humans Intelligence Quote: “Perception is an active mental act. It is a dynamic, a dialectical conflict between the self-perspective transformation and external vectors of power bearing upon us. That which we perceive is a balance between these antagonists”. (Ref: Understanding Conflict and War: vol. 1: the dynamic psychological field, chapter 11, by R.J. Rummel) The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/01/19)

Any More Devolution is Federal Plus Confederated Country Like Yugoslavia
Dilrook Kannangara
No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth - Plato Think only TNA, UNP, JVP and SLFP support more devolution? Think again! SLPP Convener Basil recently stated that more devolution is needed to resolve problems affecting the minorities. In an interview with “Anidda” he stated that minorities have problems and devolution must not be done for a particular ethnic group. Instead more devolution is needed to help people resolve their problems better. SLPP Chairman GL Pieris is also no stranger to more devolution! In fact, he was behind four spirited attempts to devolve more... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/01/19)

71 කැරැල්ලෙන් අප ලංකාව බේරාගත්තා -නියෝජ්‍ය පොලිස්පති ඇන්ටන් ජෙගනාදන්
සාකච්ඡා කලේ වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
71 කැරැල්ලත් සමඟ ජෙගනාදන් මහතාගේ නම නිතැතින්ම සඳහන් වෙයි. කැරළිකරුවන් පිළිබඳ පරීක්ෂණ වලදී  ඔහු විශේෂ කාර්යයක් කළේය. රහස් පොලිසියේ විශේෂ විමර්ෂණ ඒකකයේ නිලධාරියෙකු වූ ජෙගනාදන් මහතාගේ නියම නම බී.ඇන්ටන් ජෙයනාතන් ය. එහෙත් වැඩිදෙනා ඔහුව අමතන්නේ ජෙගනාදන් නමිනි. දැනට කොළඹ පෞද්ගලික ආරක්ෂක සමාගමක් පත්වාගෙන යන ජෙගනාදන් මහතා දක්ෂ රහස් පරීක්ෂකවරයෙකි. මට ඔහුව මුණ ගැසුනේ ඔහුගේ කාර්යාලයේදී ය. හිටපු විමර්ශණ නිලධාරියා අතීත විස්තර පැවසූවේ මේ ආකාරයටය.  ...චේගුවේරා බියුරෝව මගින් 1968 පමණ කාලයේ පටන් අපි තරුණ කැරළිකාර දේශපාලන ප්‍රවාහය ගැන සෝදිසියෙන් සිටියේ. අප මෙම ව්‍යාපාරය ගැන තොරතුරු එකතු කලා. විෙජ්වීර ප්‍රථම වතාවට හම්බන්තොට දී අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීමෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/01/19)

එකිනෙකා මරා ගන්නා කොළඹ දෙමළ පාතාලයේ ඉන්දියානු මෙහෙයුම
පුබුදු වික්‍රමතිලක උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
සැඟවී සිටි දෙමළ පාතාලය යළි අළු ගසමින් නැඟිටින්නට වූයේ මෑතක සිටය. දෙමළ පාතාලයේ මෙවර ඉලක්කය කාගේත් ඇස් අරවන ප්‍රහාරයක් වූයේය. වත්තල, හේකිත්ත පාරේදී ඉකුත් ඉරිදා (13දා) චිකාගෝ ක්‍රමයට දෙනෝදාහක් බලා සිටියදීම ප්‍රහාරයක් මෙහෙයවන්නේ කොටි සංවිධානයේ සිටි වෙඩික්කරුවන්ගේ මෙහෙයවීමෙනි ප්‍රහාරයෙන් සුදු පැහැති වැගන් ආර් රථයේ ආ කුඩු සෙල්විගේ පවුලේ අයකුගෙන් දෙදෙනකු එතැනම මියැදී තිබුණේය. වාහනයේ පසුපස සිටි කුඩු සෙල්විගේ ලේලි හා මුනුපුරන් දෙදෙනා අනූ නවයෙන් දිවි ගලවා ගත්තේය. වෙඩික්කරුවන් කෝණයකට මෙන් රියැදුරු අසුනට, ඉදිරියෙන් හා පැත්තෙන් ප්‍රහාර එල්ල කළ නිසා පසුපස අසුනේ අය දිවි ගලවාගෙන තිබිණි. වෙඩි ප්‍රහාරයෙන් මරු දකින්නේ චාල්ස් හෙවත් ස්ටීවන් රාජේන්ද්‍රන් (31) හා මදි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/01/19)

අලුත් ව්‍යවස්ථාව කොහොම ඉවර වේවිද?
උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
2019 උදාවීමත් සමඟම, අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා, හදිසියේ දින තුනක දැනුම් දීමකින් ව්‍යවස්ථා මණ්ඩලය කැඳවා යෝජිත නව ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට අදාළ විශේෂඥ වාර්තාවක් ඉදිරිපත් කළේය. ඒ අතර, දමිළ ජාතික සන්ධානයේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි සුමන්තිරන් මහතා මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශයක් කරමින්, යෝජිත නව ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාව පෙරබවාරි 4දා නිදහස් දිනට පෙර සම්මත කර ගන්නා බව කියා සිටියේය. මෙම සිද්ධීන් දෙක රට තුළ ක්‍ෂණිකව මහත් ආන්දෝලනයක් ඇති කළේය. විරෝධතා ප්‍රකාශ සහ විවිධ මතවාදී ප්‍රකාශ නිකුත් වන්නට විය. අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා එකී විරෝධතා හමුවේ ආරක්‍ෂක තත්ත්වයට පත් වූයේය. නව ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවක කෙටුම්පතක්වත් තවමත් සකස් කර නැති බව පුන පුනා කියන්නට අගමැතිට සිදුවිය. කුමන ප්‍රකාශ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/01/19)

2015-2018 වංචා දූෂණ සොයන්න ජනපතිගෙන් කොමිසමක්
පහන් විජේසේකර උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
2015 ජනවාරි මස 15 වැනි දින සිට 2018 දෙසැම්බර් මස 31 වැනි දින දක්වා කාලය තුළ රජයේ ආයතනවල සිදුව ඇතැයි සැලකෙන දූෂණ, වංචා පිළිබඳ සොයා බැලීමට ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා විසින් ජනාධිපති පරීක්ෂණ කොමිෂන් සභාවක් පත් කරනු ලැබ තිබේ. මෙම ජනාධිපති පරීක්ෂණ කොමිෂන් සභාවේ සභාපතිවරයා වශයෙන් විශ්‍රාමික ශේ‍ර්ෂ්ඨාධිකරණ විනිසුරු උපාලි අබේරත්න මහතා කටයුතු කරන අතර, විශ්‍රාමික මහාධිකරණ විනිසුරු සරෝජනී කුසලා වීරවර්ධන, විශ්‍රාමික විගණකාධිපති පස්දුන් කෝරලේ ආරච්චිගේ පේමතිලක, විශ්‍රාමික අමාත්‍යාංශ ලේකම් ලලිත් ආර්. ද සිල්වා, විශ්‍රාමික නියෝජ්‍ය පොලිස්පති එම්.කේ.ඩී. විජය අමරසිංහ යන මහත්ම මහත්මීහු එහි සෙසු සාමාජිකයෝ වෙති. 2015 ජනවාරි මස 15 වැනි දින සිට 2018... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/01/19)

‘Example to the world': Sri Lanka president plans to copy Duterte's war on drugs
Hannah Ellis-Petersen South east Asia correspondent Courtesy The Guardian UK
President Maithripala Sirisena praises Philippines over policy that has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings Fri 18 Jan 2019 05.05 GMTLast modified on Fri 18 Jan 2019 05.26 GMT  Protesters march following the death of teenager Kian Loyd delos Santos, a victim of Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war. Photograph: Erik de Castro/Reuters Sri Lanka’s president has praised his Philippines counterpart Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs, which has taken thousands of lives, calling it an “example to the world”. In a speech... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/01/19)

Yasmin  Sooka!, Instead of hunting for war criminals in Sri Lanka try helping  the poverty stricken  blacks in  South Africa.
By Charles S.Perera
Yasmin Sooka, have you visited the poor Africans living in squalid conditions in Squatter Camps, seen with your eyes the misery of the poor blacks living in shanties of Johanesbourg or the living conditions in Barcelona with strewn filth ? I am sure not Sooka, because you only write reports sitting in comfortable offices or speak to well off  political leaders who do not understand human suffering, and to  NGO parasites living on the miseries of others.                            Yasmin Sooka what has truth and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/19)

Leading neuroscientists and Buddhists agree: “Consciousness is everywhere”
BY SAM LITTLEFAIR Courtesy  LION’S ROAR
Neuroscientist Christof Koch discusses scientific theories of consciousness with the Dalai Lama. New theories in neuroscience suggest consciousness is an intrinsic property of everything, just like gravity. That development opens a world of opportunity for collaboration between Buddhists and neuroscientists. “The heart of consciousness,” says neuroscientist Christof Koch, “is that it feels likesomething. How is it that a piece of matter, like my brain, can feel anything?” In 2013, Koch, one of the world’s leading experts on consciousness, went to a monastery in India to discuss that question with a group of Buddhist monks. He and the Dalai... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/19)

The Beginner’s Mind of Scientist Sir Roger Penrose
BY TONY STULTZ   Courtesy  LION’S ROAR
Rev. Tony Stultz on the brilliant mind who models a rich exchange between Buddhism and scientific thought — for the benefit of all beings. The famous Penrose Triangle is an impossible object devised by Sir Roger Penrose and his father Lionel Penrose in the 1950s. Roger described it as “impossibility in its purest form.” Photo by Philippe Put. If you don’t study physics or mathematics, you likely don’t know about Sir Roger Penrose. Penrose, a groundbreaking theorist on the nature of mind, is a model for how Buddhists can let go of their assumptions and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/19)

There is no political will to protect animals in Sri Lanka
Senaka Weeraratna
https://youtu.be/MivCylwaUD4... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/19)

Molecular dance meditation reveals: you’re just atoms and energy
BY SAM LITTLEFAIR  Courtesy LION’S ROAR
Physics and Buddhism both posit that it’s hard, if not impossible, to pinpoint “you.” Harrison Blum, the Buddhist spiritual advisor at Northeastern University, has created a new guided meditation that allows practitioners to experience that truth. In three sessions last fall, participants sat and danced in meditation, while watching molecules and energy fields interact with their bodies on a screen. The meditation uses a simulation called “danceroom Spectroscopy,” or “dS” for short. dS was created in 2011 by physicist and Royal Society research fellow David Glowacki, who wanted an easy way to share his research findings... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/19)

Meditation and Consciousness
Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. 
The word ‘conciousness’ is derived from Latin, having its roots in conscio formed by the coalescence of cum meaning ‘with’ and scio meaning ‘know’ (Sousa, 2013).  Consciousness has been one of the most important and tantalizing issues ever since the origin of philosophy and medicine (Facco et al., 2017). The understanding of consciousness has been one of the most complex intellectual, philosophical and cognitive challenges faced by a spectrum of disciplines, ranging from quantum physics and psychology to neurosciences (Jasper et al., 1999; Sousa, 2013).   In general terms consciousness is defined as the state of awareness of self and the environment.  In... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/19)

ඉදිරියේ පැවැත්වෙන ඕනෑම මැතිවරණයකට ශී්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ, පොහොට්ටුව ලකුණින්
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය
අද (16) දින මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් • ශී්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන නීතීඥ සංගමයේ ප්‍රධාන ලේකම් නීතීඥ අතුල ද සිල්වා මහතා • ශී්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන නීතීඥ සංගමයේ සහකාර ලේකම් කුරුණෑගල නීතීඥ සංවිධානයේ ලේකම් ඉන්දික ජයතිලක මහතා • ගම්පහ දිස්තී්‍රක් නීතීඥ සංගමයේ ජ්‍යෙෂ්ට නීතීඥ ලලිත් පියුම් මහතා • කොළඹ දිස්ති්‍රක් නිතීඥ සංගමයේ නීතීඥ ෂමානා සනූස්් මහත්මිය ශී්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන නිතීඥ සංගමයේ ප්‍රධාන ලේකම් නීතීඥ අතුල ද සිල්වා මහතා • මාධ්‍යයට කෙරෙන තර්ජන හෙළා දකිනවා • ලංකා ඉතිහාසයේ මාධ්‍යට තර්ජනය කළ පළමු අගමැතිවරයා රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහයි • මාධ්‍යයට තර්ජනය කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/19)

Sri Lanka asks IMF to revive US$1.5-billion bailout
Courtesy Channel News Asia
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has appealed to the International Monetary Fund to revive a US$1.5-billion bailout suspended during the island nation's political crisis late last year, the finance ministry said Wednesday (Jan 16). In October, President Maithripala Sirisena sparked weeks of high political drama, even featuring brawls in parliament, by sacking Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister and dissolving the legislature. Courts and the parliament subsequently held that the president's actions were unconstitutional and restored the status quo after more than seven weeks of upheaval that alarmed the international community. The crisis prompted three international credit rating... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/19)

N/E development only in consultation with us: TNA
Romesh Madushanka Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said it was only in consultation with the party that the Cabinet could take a decision on the development of the post-war areas in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. TNA MP Mavai Senadhirajah told a public rally in Jaffna on Monday that they had discussed this matter with the government and had appointed a 10-member committee for this purpose. Meanwhile, TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran said the Ministry of Northern Province Development would be soon renamed as the Northern and Eastern Provinces’ Development Ministry. He said the TNA was accused... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/19)

අපෙන් අහන්නේ නැතිව කැබිනට් තීරණ ගන්න බෑ
උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
ආණ්ඩුව කැබිනට් තීරණයක් ගන්නා විට දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානය සමඟ සාකච්ඡා කිරීමෙන් අනතුරුව එම තීරණය ගත යුතු බවට වන ඒකාබද්ධ යාන්ත්‍රණයක් මේ වන විට ක්‍රියාත්මකව පවතින බව දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධාන පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි මාවෙයි සේනාධිරාජා මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කෙළේය. එම යාන්ත්‍රණයට අනුව ආණ්ඩුව වැඩ කළ යුත්තේ දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානය සමඟ සාකච්ඡා කිරීමෙන් අනතුරුව වන බවද හෙතෙම අවධාරණය කළේය. ඒ සඳහා ආණ්ඩුව සමඟ සාකච්ඡා කිරීමට දෙමළ සන්ධාන පාර්ශ්වයේ කණ්ඩායමක් නම් කර තිබෙන බවද ඊළාම් තමිල් අරසුකච්චියේ නායකයකු වන සේනාධිරාජා මහතා තවදුරටත් සඳහන් කළේය. හෙතෙම මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ යාපනයේ වීරසිංහම් ශාලාවේදී පසුගිය සෙනසුරාදා (12දා), වර්තමාන දේශපාලන තත්ත්වය පිළිබඳව කරුණු පැහැදිලි කිරීම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/01/19)

POLITICS AND PROPOSED IDEAS FOR A NEW CONSTITUTION IN SRI LANKA
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
As I have pointed out many occasions political activities and strategies in Sri Lanka have become politic (Machiavellianism) of parties, which is attracted by public and media.  It can be popularly seen in democratic countries, however, in Sri Lanka, these politic games are used by the ruling party and the opposition parties to play strategical games to eyewash of people and coverup self-weakness and ignore most important issues in relation to the economic and social development of the country. After the political independence in 1948 these Machiavellianism has been gradually expanded and now it seems that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/01/19)

THE ‘CONSTITUTION’ AND THE ‘CRISIS’ Part 2.
KAMALIKA PIERIS
To the surprise of the nation, President Maithripala Sirisena suddenly turned against the Yahapalana government which had made him President and decided to dissolve Parliament. On November 9th 2018, President Sirisena issued a Gazette notification dissolving Parliament and declaring a general election on January 5, 2019. This was challenged in Supreme Court by several parties, most of whom belonged to the ‘minorities.’ There were ten fundamental rights petitions. They came from UNP, TNA, SLMC, JVP, Tamil Progressive Alliance, All Ceylon Makkal Congress, and also individuals such as Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, and Ratnajeevan... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/01/19)

Media Conference on the need to enact the Animal Welfare Bill 
Senaka Weeraratna 
A media conference was held on January 13, 2019 organised by Justice for Animals, a community project under the Sri Bodhiraja Foundation, to garner public support for the enactment of the Animal Welfare Bill. The panel consisted of three key speakers; Ven Dr Omalpe Sobhitha Thero - President of the Sri Bodhiraja Foundation, Mr U. R. de Silva - President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka and Mr Senaka Weeraratna - Attorney-at-Law and former consultant to the Law Commission, on Animal Welfare Legislation. The event was attended by the clergy, animal activist groups, animal lovers and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/01/19)

විදෙස් සේනා මදිවට දළඹු සේනාත් ඇවිත්
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්
           කුසගිනි නොසිඳෙන ආක්‍රමණශීලී දළඹූවෙක් අප්‍රිකාවේ සිට ඉන්දියාවට ඇවිත් යැයි කෘෂිකර්ම දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව වාර්තා කරනු ලබන්නේ පසුගිය වසරේ දෙසැම්බර් මාසයේ දීය .රජරට ප්‍රදේශ වල විශාල වශයෙන් කෙරෙන බඩ ඉරිඟු වාගවේ මේ කීටයා දක්නට සිටීමෙන් පසු ඒ ගැන සොයා බැලූ ඔවුන් ගේ දෙකොන රත් වූයේ මේ කීටයා වීසා නොලබාම ලංකාවට ඇවිත් තිබෙන්නේ දකුණු ඉන්දියාව හරහා බැවිනි. පසුගිය කාලයේ දී වගක් විභාගයක් නොමැතිව ලංකාවට බීජ ගෙන්වන්නට පෞද්ගලික අංශයට භාර කල අතර බඩ ඉරිඟු මිරිස් එළවුළු ඇට පළතුරු පැළ මෙන්ම විසිතුරු පළ වර්ගයන්ද විශාල වශයෙන් ලංකාවට ආනයනය කළහ.කාලයක් එළවුළු ඇට වල සිට වී පළතුරු ආදී භෝග වගාවන්හි බීජ හා රෝපණ ද්‍රව්‍ය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/01/19)

සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් නඩු තීන්දුවල පරිවර්තන ඉල්ලීමේදී අවමන් කිරීම සම්බන්ධව  ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ විනිසුරුට එරෙහිව ජනාධිපතිට සහ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට පැමිණිලි......!
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2018 නොවැම්බර් මස 09 වන දිනැති අංක 2096/70 දරන අතිවිශේෂ ගැසට් පත්‍රය මගින් පාර්ලිමේන්තු විසුරුවීමට අදාල ජනාධිපති විසින් නිකුත් කළ ගැසට් නිවේදනය 2018.12.13 දින ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණය අවලංගු කරමින් ඉංග්‍රීසි භාෂාවෙන් නඩු තීන්දු ලබා දී ඇති අතර එකී ගැසට් නිවේදනය නීතියට පටහැනි බව දක්වමින් සහන අයද නීතිඥ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන විසින් ද 2018.11.12 දින සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් පෙත්සමක් ගොනු කර තිබූ අතර එකී පෙත්සම2019.01.10 දින නඩු තීන්දුවල සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් වන පරිවර්තන ලබා ගැනීමට කරුණු තහවුරු කිරීමට ප්‍රියන්ත ජයවර්ධන සහ විජිත මලල්ගොඩ සහ මෘදු ප්‍රනාන්දු විනිසුරුවරු ඉදිරියේ කැදවා ඇත. ඒ අවස්ථාවේ විජිත මලල්ගොඩ විනිසුරු නීතිඥවරයා වෙත දෝෂාරෝපනය කරමින් සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් ඔහු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/01/19)

Bankers to the nation –killing the industry?
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
“Bank of Ceylon has always been the icon of stability for the banking industry in Sri Lanka. Having been the first state commercial bank in the country, BOC has fulfilled its role continuously evolving to cater to the changing needs of customers. “ Few of us who have worked in Ship Building Industry wanted to do something for the country after retirement .We developed a shipyard which creates   not only employment to the youth but also generates much needed foreign income . Our company uses skilled labour of another subsidiary of the owning company .This month... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/01/19)

A General’s plight
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
January 15, 2019, 9:41 pm Sri Lanka is under fire for naming Maj. Gen. Shavendra Silva as the Chief of Staff of the Army. Various interested parties stepped up attacks on Sri Lanka in the wake of the Gajaba veteran, the wartime General Officer Commanding (GoC) of the 58 Division, receiving the due recognition. President Maithripala Sirisena elevated the officer on January 10, 2019. Early last year, Sri Lanka earned the wrath of Yasmin Sooka, a member of three-member UN panel that blamed Sri Lanka for the deaths of over 40,000 civilians, for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/01/19)

Prelates ask govt. to solve economic problems instead of introducing new constitution
By Cyril Wimalasurendra Courtesy The Island
The government must strive to solve the economic problems the people were faced with instead of trying to introduce a new Constitution, Mahanayakes of the Asgiri and Malwatta Chapters told State Minister of Defence, Ruwan Wijewardene yesterday. The minister visited the Chief Prelate of the Asgiri Chapter, Most Ven Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana There and the Chief Prelate of the Malwatta Chapter, Most Ven. Thibbatuwawe Sri Siddartha Sumangala Thera, yesterday. The two prelates told the minister that the cost of living was increasing and that the government must do everything in its power to reduce... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/01/19)

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    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone-Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
    Final assault
    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone
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  • 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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    -Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
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