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The difference in Imran Khan & Ranil-Sirisena Good Governance government
By shenali Waduge
  Sri Lanka saw a major shift in policy at all levels with a Western-Indian backed regime change in 2015. A wave of promises, a string of election campaigns, a powerful island-wide campaign that artfully covered sentiments of the general populace to want to get rid of the former government transpired into an euphoric assurance of good governance & end to former corruptions in Sri Lanka. What transpired was nothing near what was promised & to highlight this hypocrisy we look at the example of Imran Khan, a cricketer-turned politician with over 11 years of being... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/18)

Is it a Fool we have as President in Sri Lanka ?
By Charles. S.Perera
It is not to insult the President Maithripala Sirisena that we pose the question, whether  the President  of Sri Lanka is a fool ? It had been apparently so from the day he left SLFP some where in November, 2014, to become the common Presidential candidate  of the opposition led by the UNP. Since then he had been acting as a fool taking second place to Ranil Wickramasinghe the leader of the UNP whom he  appointed unconstitutionally  as the Prime Minister, to show his gratitude for his having picked him up to put him on the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/18)

Professionals have become alarmed over certain decisions taken by the Yahapalana government, which they feel are not in the national interest. This essay looks at the mobilization of professional organizations against Yahapalana decisions. An organization named “Eliya”, consisting of professionals, was launched by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in September 2017   to draw attention to the new Constitution that the Yahapalana government   is planning. ‘Eliya” was opposed to the new Constitution. ‘Eliya' did not trust the government that was drafting it. 'Eliya' is very active today. It holds meetings around the island. Here is a description of ‘Eliya's first meeting.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/18)

“නිර්වස්ත්‍රං පරමං සුඛං” (හෙළුවැල්ල පරම සැපතයි..)- ඒකාබද්දයෙන් නිවේදනයක්..
ප්‍රවෘත්ති නිවේදනය
පසුගිය ජූලි 24 වැනි දා සිට ක්‍රියාත්මක වන ලෙස ප්‍රවාහන අමාත්‍යවරයා විසින් යහපාලන ස්ථාවරභාවය වෙනුවෙන්ම පනවන ලද අති විශේෂ ගැසට් නිවේදනය මගින් මගී ප්‍රවාහන ත්‍රීරෝද රථ රියදුරන්ට වයස් සීමාවක් නියම කොට ඇත. ඒ අනුව, වයස 35 ට අඩු 70 ට වැඩි ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයෙකු ත්‍රී රෝද රථයකින් මගීන් ප්‍රවාහනය කිරිම දඬුවම් ලැබිය හැකි වරදකි. දඩ ද සිර දඬුවම ද බෝසත් පාලකයින් විසින් ඔවුනට ලබා දෙනු ඇත්තේ අන් කිසිඳු අරමුණක් නිසා නොව යහපාලන ; සංස්කෘතික රාජ්‍යය නිර්මාණය කිරීමේ පරම පිවිතුරු අධිෂ්ඨානයෙනි. ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ලියාපදිංචි ත්‍රී රෝද රථ සංඛ්‍යාව දොළොස් ලක්ෂය (1,200,000) ඉක්මවා තිබේ. මින් අටලක්ෂ පනස්දහසක් (850,000) පමණ මගී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/18)

Sri Lanka finance minister slams neo-feudal bar on youth entry to service sector
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
“ECONOMYNEXT - SrI Lanka's finance minister Mangala Samaraweera has slammed a shocking neo-feudal law barring unemployed youth from entering the service sector, which showed graphically how state intervention can rob economic freedoms and harm society in general less vocal and weaker sections in particular. Sri Lanka's elected ruling class backed by a neo-feudal urban elite who saw shrinking manual workers and their wages going up mooted the law preventing youth who form the bulk of unemployed from buying three-wheeler taxis to fill a glaring gap in public transport. "I am against the law that only allows... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/18)

Feature: Inherited from history, a sip of tea still binds China and Sri Lanka
by Xinhua writers Yang Dingdu, Zhu Ruiqing, Deng Xianlai Editor: Chengcheng  Source: Xinhua
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- In 1824, a British ship arrived at the island of Ceylon -- now known as Sri Lanka -- loaded with tea trees from southeast China's Wuyi Mountains that were later hybridized with the Assam black tea from India and resulted in a new variety, the Ceylon tea. Some four decades later, the Ceylon tea was carried by commercial vessels sailing further westward and ultimately reached Europe, where it soon gained vast popularity. Cultural exchanges between China and Sri Lanka,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/18)

Chinese projects steam ahead in Sri Lanka
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, Aug 20 (Daily FT) – China is confident of completing their multiple investments in southern Sri Lanka with the fourth phase of the highway from Mattala Airport to the Hambantota Port and the Matara-Beliatta railway extension likely to be completed by January 2019, top officials said. The railway project, funded by a $ 278 million loan from China EXIM Bank, is being built by the China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC). CMC Senior Consultant Engineer Pathmasiri Hallowita told reporters engaged in an observation visit organised by the Chinese embassy last... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/18)

MR can file FR if wishes to contest Presidential Election: Gammanpila
Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy  The Daily Mirror
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa could file a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition in the Supreme Court to obtain its opinion whether he could contest or not at the Presidential Election, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader, MP Udaya Gammanpila said addressing a news briefing today. There is speculation in political circles that according to the opinion of some legal experts, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is not debarred from contesting the Presidential Election for a third time. “Anybody who wishes to bring former President back to office, can also file an FR petition in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/18)

Gnanasara Thera spoke up for the country: Kotte Maha Sangha Sabha
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
In a letter to President Maitripala Sirisena with regard to the imprisonment of Bodu Bala Sena general secretary Ven. Galagodaathte Gnanasara Thera, the Mahayanayake of the Kotte chapter of the Siyam Nikaya, the Most Ven. Ittapane Dhammalankara Thera has highlighted several points including the one that if monks who speak on behalf of the people and the country were imprisoned, it would pose a challenge to the entire Bhikkhu community. The letter states: "It is our responsibility to express some sentiment with regard to Ven. Galagodaathte Gnanasara Thera since he belongs to the Kotte Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/18)

මහින්දට ස්තිරවම යලි පුළුවන්.. හිටපු අගවිනිසුරු ව්‍යවස්තාව කොටා පොවයි.. මහා ප‍්‍රාඥයා කියාගන්නා විජේසදාසගේ තර්ක ඉවරයි..
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හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට මීළඟ ජනාධිපතිවරණයට ඉදිරිපත්වීම සඳහා නීතිමය වශයෙන් කිසිදු බාධාවක් නැති බව සරත් නන්ද සිල්වා මහතා පවසයි. ඔහු පෙන්වා දෙන්නේ 19 වන ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යස්ථා සංශෝධනය මගින් බිහි කර ඇති ජනාධිපතිවරයා නව ජනාධිපතිවරයෙක් බවයි. එබැවින් එම නව ජනාධිපතිවරයා වෙනුවෙන් පවත්වන මැතිවරණයකට තරග කිරීමට 78 ව්‍යවස්තාව යටතේ හා 18 වන සංශෝධනය යටතේ සිටි ජනාධිපතිවරුනට කිසිදු බාධිවක් නැතැයිද ඔහු පෙන්වා දෙයි. ඒ අනුව මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට පැහැදිලිවම එම අවස්ථාව හිමි වන බවත් ඔහු සදහසන් කරයි. මහා ප්‍රඥයා යයි කියාගන්නා ඇමති විජේදාස රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ව්‍යවස්ථාව වැරදියට අර්ථ නිරූපණය කරන බවත් ඊට පෙර ඔහු සම්පූර්ණ ආණ්ඩු ක‍්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/18)

චන්ද‍්‍රිකාට යලිත් මාධ්‍යට පුප්පා යන්න යයි..
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හිටපු ජනාධිපතිනි චන්ද්‍රිකා කුමාරතුංග මහත්මිය කොළඹ පැවති උත්සවයකදී මාධ්‍යවේදීන්ට උත්තර නොදී මග හැර ගියේය. කොළඹදී පැවැති ලංකා මහිලා සමිතියේ ජාත්‍යන්තර සමුළුවේ ප්‍රධාන ආරාධිත අමුත්තිය ලෙස ඇය පැමිණ සිටියාය. උත්සවය නිමා වී ඇය පිටත් වූ මාධ්‍යවේදීන් ඇගෙන් ප්‍රශ්න කිහිපයක් විමසූ අතර ඊට ප්‍රතිචාර දැක්වූයේ කේන්ති ගිය ආකාරයෙනි. ඇය කියා සිටියේ තමන්ගෙන් ප්‍රශ්න ඇසීමට ඇත්තේ නම් ඒ සඳහා වෙලාවක් වෙන් කරගෙන වැදගත් ලෙස පැමිණෙන ලෙසයි. පසුගියදා අත්තනගල්ල ප‍්‍රාදේශීය සම්බන්ධීකරණ කමිටු රැස්වීමට පැමිණ සිටි මාධ්‍යවේදීන් ද හිටපු ජනාධිපතිනිය විසින් එලවා දමන ලද අතර ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් දැඩි විරෝධයක්ද එල්ල විය. https://youtu.be/_4m8S96NthQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/18)

Concealed Risk of Multiculturism
Kanthar Balanathan DipEE (UK), GradCert (RelEng-Monash), DipBus&Adm (Finance-Massey), CEng. MIEE
 This article discusses the issues/shortfalls, that will generate disharmony and create ethnic conflicts on a 25 to 50-year horizon in a multi-cultural society if migrants do not take integration and cohesion seriously. This is on the basis of different ethnic groups stay rigid with their culture and language and do not take any initiative to integrate with the country where they are domiciled. I predict these points only for the future. I have lived in various countries where such conflicts have generated disproportionately in the growth and development of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/18)

Hotel prices in Sri Lanka and in New York City
By A Traveller
Our son, his wife and two children (14 and 10) spent a week, including July 4th, Independence Day, on holiday in Manhattan. July 4th week is when most tourists come to Manhattan, mainly to see spectacular fireworks on the East River, to see the Statue of Liberty and to visit museums and galleries and to go to the theatre. Consequently, that is the week when hotel rooms in Manhattan are most expensive. They stayed in a spacious family room in a hotel on Wall Street and Water Street in lower Manhattan. This is in the thick... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/18)

Iran researchers design, build power plant in Sri Lanka
Tehran, Aug 17, IRNA – For the first time in the world, Iranian researchers from Sharif University of Technology have designed, built and commissioned Uma Oya power plant in Sri Lanka. The robotic complex of this project, which is one of the key and the most effective part of it, was completely designed and built in Iran and sent to Sri Lanka, said Sharif University professor Mohammad Dour Ali. Sharif University of Technology is a prestigious public research university in Tehran and is widely considered to be the nation's leading institution for engineering and physical science disciplines.... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 20/08/18)

Permanent High Court Trial at Bar: The case against Gamini Senarath et al.
 by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy: Island
August 18, 2018, 12:00 pm The Permanent High Court Trial at Bar which was set up recently, is to commence hearings with a case involving former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath. The first B report in this case bearing No. 788/15 was filed before the Colombo Fort Magistrate on 17 April 2015 by the FCID. The title of the case as given in the original B report was "The financial fraud that took place in the transfer of the Hyatt Regency project which belonged to the Ceylinco Group of Companies to the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/18)

MR says it was only ‘yes-no’ session
By Norman Palihawadana Courtesy: Island
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he had to give the CID officials who questioned him over the abduction of journalist Keith Noyahr in 2008, only yes or no answers as they themselves provided answers. "I was not questioned. I was asked questions which were followed by statements that were akin to answers. If I thought a statement was correct, I said yes or no. It was a strange interview," Rajapaksa told The Island.Rajapaksa said that the questioning him over the abduction of journalist Keith Noyahr was an attempt to harass him. "The government has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/18)

The big American mistakes with Russia
By Jonathan Power Courtesy Tha Daily Mirror
Two mistakes, committed on President Barack Obama’s watch, were the triggers for the end of the long post-Cold War period of good relations with Russia. They were the attack on Libya by the US, France and the UK and the subsequent killing of its long-time dictator, Muammar Gadhafi. The second was the crisis in Ukraine. Russia was very angry about the first. Having been persuaded by Western diplomacy that the reason for their would-be intervention was essentially humanitarian to forestall any more mass killing in the Libyan civil war, the US and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/18)

A ‘SMART’ Court System: Modernises judicial capacity
What Sri Lanka can learn from the Australian legal system?
Delivering the keynote address at the ‘Lawbiz Symposium’, Supreme Court Justice Prasanna Jayawardena - President’s Counsel shared an impressive method to improve Sri Lankan economy. He contemplated establishing ‘an effective and reliable legal system’ which could attract investors and traders to our economy. However, he was of the view that such an effort would require careful study of a comparable jurisdiction, which has achieved a reduction in court time.  In search of such new ways and strategies, which could be adopted to the Sri Lankan Judiciary from a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/18)

The Guard Post 19A - Constitutional confusion!
By Udaya P Gammanpila
What has the Government done so far? When we pose this question to the Ministers they are speechless. After being in a thinking mode for a while, they come out with a common answer. That is enacting the 19th Amendment . Hence, it is the ideal time to review the much-flaunted 19A when the Government celebrates its third anniversary. President Sirisena’s biggest electoral promise was abolishing the Executive Presidency. His rival, Mahinda Rajapaksa promised to ‘reform’ the Executive Presidency. President Sirisena with his electoral victory received a mandate to abolish the Executive Presidency. However, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/18)

Bring the perpetrators to book
By Arjuna Ranawana Courtesy Ceylon Today It is not surprising that we have dozens of mass graves, full of undocumented human remains in many parts of the country,because, in the short span of 38 years we have had multiple armed civil conflicts which were put down with overwhelming brutality by the State.In each case, of course, the State had every right to defend itself, but even nine years after the last conflict, Eelam War IV, ended we are still disinclined to thoroughly investigate these mass graves and find and punish the perpetrators of these massacres. The only exception was... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 20/08/18)

Dayan Jayatilleke – The treacherous, pro-separtist Anti Sri Lankan RAW Agent – Part II
Many of the scribes, local and foreign including N.Satyamoorthy, P.K.Balachandran, Meera Sri Nivasan et al who write to English newspapers in Sri Lanka hold the opinion that Sri Lankans are damp squibs who still hold a white skin glotifying amglophile mindset.  This vicious phenomenon has been erased to a great extent by scholarly Sinhala language writers who flood our newspapers and social media with articles inspired with patriotism. Dayan Jayatilleke who is an extremely treacherous, anti Sri Lamkan, pro tiger terrorist amd RAW agent used to write more than one article a week quoting... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/18)

මේජර් ජාලිය ඈපා සමග සංවාදයක්
සාකච්ඡා කලේ   වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
මේජර් ජාලිය ඈපා ශ්‍රී ලංකා යුද හමුදාවේ සිටි නිලධාරියෙකි. ඔහු 1988-89 භීෂණ කාලයේදී  ඇඹිලිපිටිය ප්‍රදෙශයේ සේවය කලේය. ඔහු ලොව පුරා ආන්දෝලනයට ලක්වූ ඇඹිලිපිටිය  පාසල් සිසුන් පැහැරගෙන ගොස් අතුරුදහන් කිරීම පිලිබඳ  සිද්ධියේ එක් චූදිතයෙකු වූ අතර  ඒ සඳහා අධිකරණයෙන් වරදකරුවෙකු වී සිරදඞුවම් ද ලැබීය. වර්තමානයේ  සිරෙන් නිදහස්ව නිහඞ ජීවිතයක් ගත කරන මේජර් ජාලිය ඈපා ප්‍රථම වතාවට  ඇඹිලිපිටිය සිසු ඛේදවාචකය පිලිබඳව මාධ්‍යකට  අදහස් දක්වයි. ඔහුටද ඇඹිලිපිටිය සිදුවීම පිලිබඳව කීමට කතාවක් තිබේ. මේ එම කතාවයි.  1) මේජර් ජාලිය ඈපා ඔබගේ හමුදා ජීවිතය ගැන යමක් කිවහොත් ? මොන ක්‍රියාන්විත වලද ඔබ සිටියේ   ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/18)

Reply to Grusha Andrews' rant on glyphosate.
By Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada
I am glad that Grusha Andrews (GA) has given me another opportunity to discuss agrochemicals and the scientific approach to the elucidation of causative factors of ill health and disease. The readers may  note Grusha Andrews'  tone of the holy Inquisitor, nay of the Nazi Sturmabteilung in dealing with  myself, Dr. Padeniaya,  Ven. Ratana, Dr. Jayasumana and others. Did she wake up from a glyphosic dream after reading my article in the Colombo Telegraph entitled “Can A California Jury Decide If A Pesticide Caused Gardener Johnson’s Cancer?”, on 13th August 2018. Goebblesian Invective. I am... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/18)

Gearing Hambantota Port to be number one in the region
Just about six months into its operations, and the Hambantota port is gearing up to become the No. 1 port in the region. A combination of factors, carefully designed and put together is set to propel this port to the top slot in the maritime world map; a place well deserved considering the port’s unique location The location factor itself is not new; as Cpt. Ravindra Jayawickreme, CEO of Hambantota International Port Services (HIPS) says, "We in Sri Lanka have all been aware of the advantages of this location for centuries now; it being just a little less than half... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 19/08/18)

Dr Sarath Obeysekera
Walkers Colombo Shipyard using 1200 ton Shiplift and 60 ton Boat lift Sri Lanka recently declared that by 2022, export earnings should reach staggering 22 billion US dollars .Out of six main areas to be developed, boat building is taking priority. Sri Lanka will lose the chance of becoming a boat/ship-building hub in the region due to the rules and regulation imposed by the Directorate of Merchant Shipping ( DMS)    pertaining to the industry . If the government genuinely wants to develop this industry ,in order to reach the goal of earning 22 billion $ ,utmost attention should... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/18)

එදා රට රැකලා මෙදා මාළු විකුණන කොමාන්ඩෝ සෙබළා
2018 ජුලි 14 වන සෙනසුරාදා ඇසිපිය හෙළන වේගයෙන් ක්‍රියා කරන පිහියෙන් තෙප්පිලියාගේ සිරුරේ කොටස් පිළිවෙළකට කැපී යයි. මුලින්ම වරල්ය. පසුව කරමල්ය. ඉනික්බිතිව කොරල, බඩවැල්, නහරය ඒවා පිළිවෙළින් ඉවත් කර දමා අවසන වල්ගය කපා තෙප්පිලියා මස් කිරීමට උක්කුටිකයෙන් හිඳ සිටින සාගරට ගත වන්නේ විනාඩියකටත් අඩු කාලයකි. දිනකට තෙප්පිලි කිලෝ දහ දාහක් හෝ කැපීම තමන්ට කජ්ජක් නොවන බව සාගර කියයි. කේ.බී. රත්නායක විදුහල ඉදිරිපිට දහ පහළොස් දෙනෙකු රැස් වී සිටියේ සාගරගෙන් මාළු මිලට ගැනීමටය. කපන මාළු සියල්ලම දමන්නේ ප්ලාස්ටික් බේසමකටය. එයින් අවැසි ප්‍රමාණය ගෙන ෂොපින් කවරයක දමා ​ෙදන්නී ප්‍රියංකාය. ඇය සාගරගේ ජීවන සහකාරියයි. ඇය වරින් වර අසල ඇති... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/08/18)

‘The Broken Promise anniversary’
Lucien Rajakarunanayake Courtesy: Island
August 17, 2018, 10:23 pm There was a big party at the Yahapalana Medura, –Home of the Disunited Coalition at Maga Petalunu Mawatha. Everyone was happy at this Third Anniversary of the Coalition of So-called Good Governance. Cabinet Ministers, State and Deputy Ministers and MPs – elected or pushed crookedly into parliament after poll defeat, were comparing the profits gained since August 2015. Commissions was the unmentioned word of the event. The word used was ‘Success". "How much of success have you had" asked one Yahapal from another. "Plenty, plenty," was the quick and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/08/18)

ඥානසාර හිමිගේ සිර දඬුවම පිළිබඳව රාමඥ්ඥ මහා නිකායේ මහනායක හිමි දැක්වූ අදහස්
රාජකීය පණ්ඩිත   පූජ්‍ය ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමිට ලබාදුන් අධිකරණ තීන්දුව පිළිබඳව කරුණු පැහැදිලි කිරීම සඳහා බොදුබල සේනා සංවිධානයේ ස්වාමීන්වහන්සේ පිරිසක් ඊයේ (14)  ශ්‍රී ලංකා රාමඥ්ඥ මහා නිකායේ මහනායක අති ගෞරවාර්හ නාපාන ප්‍රේමසිරි මහනායක හිමිපාණන් වහන්සේ හිමි බැහැ දකින ලදි. එහිදී අදහස් දක්වමින් මහනායක හිමි සඳහන් කර සිටියේ, "නඩුවේ තීන්දුව ගන්නකොට විනිශ්චයකාරතුමා ඥානසාර හිමි ඔය ප්‍රකාශය කරන විට චින්තනයේ තිබුනේ කුමක්දැයි සලකබැලිය යුතුයි. ගරු විනිශ්චයකාරවරු පැහැදිලිකර ගත යුතුයි ඥානසාර හිමි ප්‍රකාශය කරන අවස්ථාවේදී උන්වහන්සේගේ අදහස තිබුනේ කුමක්ද කියලා. ඒ අවස්ථාවේ ඥානසාර හිමිගේ අදහස උසවියාවත් විනිශ්චයකාරවරුවත් නොවෙයි. උන්වහන්සේගේ හදවතේ තිබුනේ ජාතියට විපත්තියක් වෙන අවස්ථාවේදී  මා ඉදිරිපත්වෙනවා කියන හැගීමයි. අපේ විනය පොතේ සඳහන් වෙන්නේ... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 18/08/18)

සියලූම විද්‍යුත්, මුද‍්‍රිත, වෙබ් අඩවි සහ සමාජ ජාලා ක‍්‍රියාකාරි මාධ්‍යවේදීන්ගේ අවධානයට
ආණ්ඩුවේ, විපක්ෂයේ මෙන්ම විවිධ කල්ලි කණ්ඩායම් වල වරප්‍රසාද ලබන අය අසත්‍ය පතුරුවමින් විකල්ප මාධ්‍ය  අවහිර කිරිමට පාර කපනවා... පාසල් නිවාඩු මාසවලදී ගුරුවරුන්ගේ වැටුප් නතර කරන බවට අධ්‍යාපන ඇමැතිවරයා ප‍්‍රකාශ කළ බව සඳහන් ව්‍යාජ ප‍්‍රවෘත්තියක් සමාජ ජාලා වෙබ් අඩවි ඔස්සේ ප‍්‍රචාරය කිරිමත් එ හරහා රටේ සියළුම ගුරුවරුන් ඇතුළු බහුතරයක් රාජ්‍ය සේවකයන්   කැළඹීමකට ලක්කිරිමට කිසියම් කණ්ඩායමක් උත්සහ දැරීමත් සම්බන්ධයෙන් වෙබ් මාධ්‍යවේදීන්ගේ ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරය අවධානය යොමුකර තිබේ. ඉරිදා පුවත්පතක පළ වූ ප‍්‍රවෘත්තියක් ලෙස හුවා දක්වමින් එම අසත්‍ය කරුණු කිසියම් පිරිසක් විසින් වෙබ් අඩවි සහ මුහුණුපොත ආදී සමාජ ජාලාවල පළකර තිබුණ අතර උසස් පෙළ විභාගයක් පවතින අවස්ථාවකදී ගුරුවරුන් සම්බන්ධයෙන් මෙවැනි කරුණු පළවීම මහජන කැළඹීමකට... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 18/08/18)

Dayan Jayatilleke – The treacherous,pro-separtist Anti Sri Lankan RAW Agent – Part I
Many of the scribes, local and foreign who write to English newspapers in Sri Lanka hold the opinion that Sri Lankans are damp squibs who still hold a white skin glotifying amglophile mindset.  This vicious phenomenon has been erased to a great extent by scholarly Sinhala language writers who flood our newspapers and social media with articles inspired with patriotism. Dayan Jayatilleke who is an extremely treacherous, anti Sri Lamkan, pro tiger terrorist amd RAW agent used to write more than one article a week quoting some extremely irrelevant world history promoting divisions among... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/08/18)

Prime Minister’s Dictatorship.
By Charles.S.Perera
Ranil Wickramasinghe foresaw the outcome of the 8th January,2015 Presidential election, and prepared the background with the help of America and the West and India for the establishment of a UNP Government.  The UNP  treasury was empty and it needed funds and RanilW arranged for the means to fill the UNP treasury with enough funds to buy supporters and manipulated  others to disarm the President. 19th Amendment conveniently took away the powers of the President, making him only a clever speech maker without power to stop  the Prime Minister do what he wants. The same thing happened... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/18)

The Yahapalana government has meddled in the  energy sector and  has created problems for the future provision of electricity to the country. Firstly, Yahapalana cancelled the proposed Sampur Coal Power Plant, planned to start operations in 2018. It took ten years to clear the hurdles of land ownership, relocate residents, obtain approval and so on for Sampur, complained the  experts. It was scrapped as soon as Yahapalana came to power. Cancellation of Sampur at the last moment, will cost Sri Lanka Rs. 200 billion in the next five years,   CEB said in May 2018. Our main problem... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/18)

Open Letter to the President, PM and the MPs regarding the Proposed New Constitution
 From Daya Madawita
Dear Mr. President, Prime Minister and Members of Parliament, Please Amend the Constitution Instead of a New One I am writing this, as a patriotic Sri Lankan, with the hope that the President of Sri Lanka and the Members of Parliament including the PM will get the chance to read it and think seriously about implementing my proposals given below. If the President and the Prime Minister implement my proposals, the ethnic, religious and other problems of discrimination or perceived discrimination in our country can be solved while ensuring the unitary status of the country and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/18)

The land fraud -Colombo 7 -August 12 2018 -Times newspaper
An elderly couple  found that a tenant  of their premises   forged and transferred the deed in their favour Are you the next victim -Enforce the internationally recognised   land transaction /owner identification laws to prevent fraud and forgery.    They are- 1] photograph of the owner and buyer duly certified  after face to face interview and consultation   to be affixed to the   copy of every  transaction  and retained 2] thumb impressions of owner and witnesses    to be affixed to every transaction  and retained 3] two identifications to be retained –ID  , driving license or Birth certificate copy . ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/18)

ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ටෙලිකොම් කොටස් සියයට 4.74  ක් විකිණීමට කටයුතු කිරීම හා ඊට විරෝධය පෑම
ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ටෙලිකොම් කොටස් සියයට 4.74  ක් විකිණීමට කටයුතු කිරීම හා ඊට විරෝධය පෑම ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ටෙලිකොම් ආයතනයේ රජයේ සතු කොටස් සියයට 49.5 න් සියයට 4.74 ක් කොළඹ කොටස් වෙළඳපලට නිකුත් කිරිමට සූදානම්කර ඇති බව දැනගන්නට ලැබී තිබේ. රාජ්‍ය පංගුවෙන් මෙම කොටස් ප‍්‍රමාණය විකිණීමෙන් මෙතෙක් ආයතනය සතුව පැවති රාජ්‍ය හිමිකාරත්වය මෙන්ම රාජ්‍යය වෙනුවෙන් කේවල් කිරිමේ හා අධ්‍යක්ෂ මණ්ඩලයේ සංයුතියට ද බලපෑම් සිදුවෙයි. එය ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ටෙලිකොම් ආයතනයේ පැවැත්මට හා මෙතෙක් ආරක්ෂාකරගෙන ආ සේවක අයිතීන් හා වරප‍්‍රසාදවලටද මෙන්ම පාරිභෝගික විශ්වාසයටද බලපෑම් ඇතිකරනු ඇත. එවගේම තර`ගකාරි වෙළඳපල තත්වය අනුව මෙතෙක් පාලනාධිකාරිය විසින් ක‍්‍රියාත්මක කිරිමට නොහැකි වූ ඇතැම් තීරණ ක‍්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමේ නිදහස හා... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 17/08/18)

ජපන් ශිෂ්‍යත්ව ලබා දීම සඳහා තොරා ගන්නා ලද සමෘද්ධි ප‍්‍රතිලාභී පවුල්වල තරුණ තරුණියන් සඳහා එම අවස්ථාව අහිමි කිරීමෙන් සිදුව ඇති අසාධාරණයට විසදුමක් ඉල්ලා සිටීම.
චාමර මද්දුම කළුගේ, ප‍්‍රධාන ලේකම්.Samurdhi Development Officers Union
ගරු අමාත්‍ය, පී හැරිසන්, සමාජ සුභ සාධන අමාත්‍යාංශය සෙත්සිරිපාය ජපන් ශිෂ්‍යත්ව ලබා දීම සඳහා තොරා ගන්නා ලද සමෘද්ධි ප‍්‍රතිලාභී පවුල්වල තරුණ තරුණියන් සඳහා එම අවස්ථාව අහිමි කිරීමෙන් සිදුව ඇති අසාධාරණයට විසදුමක් ඉල්ලා සිටීම. හිටපු අමාත්‍ය එස්. බී. දිසානායක මහතාගේ මුලිකත්වයෙන් සමෘද්ධි ප‍්‍රතිලාභී පවුල්වල තරුණ තරුණියන් සදහා ජපන් භාෂාව සහ තාක්ෂණික නිපුණතාවය ලබාදීම සදහා ජපන් රටෙහි ජපන් ශිෂ්‍යත්වයක් ලබා දීම සදහා සම්මුඛ පරීක්ෂණයෙන් තෝරා ගන්නා ලද දරුවන් හට එම අවස්ථාව මෙතෙක් ලබා නොදී ඔවුන් වෙත සිදු කර ඇති අසාධාරණය සම්බන්දව ඔබගේ විශේෂ අවධානය මෙයින් යොමු කරවමු. සමෘද්ධි සංවර්ධන දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජනරාල් විසන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/18)

නාලක ගුණවර්ධන සමග සංවාදයක්
 සාකච්ඡා කලේ   වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග,
1) නාලක ඔබ මගේ සමකාලීනයෙක් - ඒ කාලේ ඔබ ඉතා දීප්තිමත් සිසුවෙක්. බොහෝ දෙනාගේ ප්‍රාර්ථනය වූයේ ඔබ උසස් පෙළ විභාගයෙන් පසු  නියත ලෙසින්ම වෛද්‍ය  විද්‍යාලයට යනු ඇත කියායි. එහෙත් ඒ දේ එලෙස සිදු නොවූයේ ඇයි?  මට ලාබාල වියේ පටන් මා යම් දිනෙක කරන්න කැමති කුමක්ද යන්න ගැන දැක්මක් තිබුණා. උසස් පෙළට ජීව විද්‍යා විෂයයන් හැදෑරුවේ විද්‍යාවට තිබූ ලැදියාව නිසාම මිස වෛද්‍යවරයකු වීමට නොවේ. මා කුඩා කල සිටම විද්‍යාව හා තාක්ෂණය ගැන බොහෝ සෙයින් උනන්දු වුණා. ඒ සමගම මට ලිවීමේ හා කථා කිරීමේ කුසලතාවන් ද තිබුණා. මේ දෙක එකතු කිරීමෙන් මා වයස 12... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/18)

The thoughts we express through the words we utter and the pictures we paint for others always have an immortal effect on the global society. This tiny world of us has confined itself to the android cellular toy in our pocket. Nothing is secret and nothing covert. Soon our dictionaries would be missing the word ‘secrecy’. The fact of the matter is that we all are standing in the very centre of a market-place where shoulders are touching shoulders. Just say something and see it spreading on and on. So we have to be very much careful... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/18)

By Carter Sherman  Courtesy Vice News
One Catholic priest raped a 7-year-old girl while she was in the hospital after getting her tonsils out, then raped her again when she was 13. Another raped an altar boy hundreds of times, reportedly telling him, “This is what all good altar boys do.” Yet another regularly raped five sisters within the same family. None of those priests — all of whom are named in a stomach-turning reportissued Tuesday by a Pennsylvania grand jury on sex abuse in six of the state’s eight Catholic dioceses — will likely be prosecuted or even be held... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/18)

හර්ෂාචාර්යතුමා කද හරහා ඇණකොන්ඩා.. අලුත් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී කට උත්තර නැතිවෙයි..
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දෙරණ රූපවාහිනී නාලිකාවේ පැවති ‘අලුත් පාර්ලිමේන්තු’ වැඩසටහනේදී නියෝජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය ආචාර්ය හර්ෂ ද සිල්වා විසින් කල ප‍්‍රකාශයක් නිසා බරපතළ ලෙස අසීරුතාවයට පත්විය. 2005 ජූලි මාසයේ අස්සන් කරන ලද ගිවිසුමක් හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ යුගයේ සිදු වූයේ යයි දිගින් දිගටම පැවතීම නිසා නියෝජ්‍ය ඇමතිවරයා මෙසේ අපහසුතාවයට පත්විය. එම කාලයේ දී මෙරට ජනාධිපති ධුරයේ සිටි චන්ද්‍රිකා කුමාරතුංග මහත්මිය වැඩසටහන මෙහෙයවූ සංක අමරජිත් පෙන්වා දුන්නේ බලවත් සේ අපහසුතාවයට පත් කරමිනි. https://www.facebook.com/WeR4SL1/videos/1824979510904695/?t=0 හර්ෂාචාරියා ඇනකොන්ඩා ! වගකීමෙන් බොරු කියන මේ වගේ ඇමතිල දැක්කොත් අටපට්ටමට කියනෝනෙ සෙනිකවම.. Gepostet von රට වෙනුවෙන් අපි am Donnerstag, 16. August 2018... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/18)

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