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Haul TNA to court for links with LTTE terrorists & separatist demands
By shenali Waduge
TNA the party created by LTTE is making a lot of sound of late. It's a pity that there is no political party or leaders with spine to commence investigation into LTTE-TNA links, afterall LTTE remains banned and TNA was created by LTTE. There is much that TNA must answer and there are many that TNA must account for before TNA goes blowing any trumpets. Therefore, any future government must ensure that TNA as well as a plethora of other individuals and organizations be investigated for their covert/overt links to LTTE. If Sumanthiran wants a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/03/19)

How sincere and politically honest is President Maithripala Sirisena. ?
By Charles.S.Perera
On the 26th October,2018 President Sirisena sacked  his Prime Monster Ranil Wickramasinghe and appointed Mahinda Rajapakse as his Prime Minister. What was his motive ? Was it because he had no other solution  or was it because  he regretted what he did   in November 2014 by leaving the SLFP to become the Common Presidential Candidate of the Opposition ?  If he did that to rectify that error knowing that Mahinda Rajapakse is a real patriot and a dependable leader to run the government of the  country which is being mismanaged... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/03/19)

STAR HOTELS MISBEHAVING AGAIN
Dr Sarath Obeysekera 
When Sri Lanka had a lean time in tourist arrivals during war time, locals were treated with arms extended by the staff of all hotels in Sri Lanka. Brownies are not well treated by the brownie managers as the hotel is collecting dollars .from foreigners . Now that tourism is booming, many white and yellow colour tourists are swarming in Colombo and other areas. It happened to me today morning, when I went to a  four star hotel which has a “Holiday”  name earlier to collect some Korean Experts... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/03/19)

ඔමානයේ තෙල් විෂය භාර ඇ මැතිවරයා ආවා. අපි මේ සමාගම කවුද, මේ සමාගම හා සිංගප්පූරුව අතර තියෙන සම්බන්ධය මොකක්ද, කියන දේවල් දැන ගන්න කැමැතියි. ඔමානයේ ඇමැතිවරයාවත් හයර් කළාද කියලා සැකයි. -අද (25) දින ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
අද (25) දින මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු නියෝජිතයින් මහාචාර්ය ජී. එල්. පීරිස් මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රෝහිත අබේවර්ධන මහතා
2015 ජනවාරි 8 වැනිදා ඉදන් මේ වනතුරු ආන්ඩුව රටට එක මෙගාවොට් එකක් එකතු කරන වැඩපිීලවෙලක් හැදුවද. මේ ආන්ඩුව නොහැකියවේ ආන්ඩුවක්. මිනිස්සුන්ට දෙන්න තියෙන දසවද දුන්න ආණ්ඩුව සිංහල අවුරුද්ද කලුවරේ සමරන්න සලස්වුවා. මේ ආන්ඩුව හවස 7 - 8 අතර කාලයේ මිනිස්සුන්ව කලුවරේ තියන්න කැමැතියි. ඒ වෙලාවටයි මාධ්‍ය ආයතන පණිවිඩ දෙන්නේ. අපේ කාලයේ ප්‍රවෘත්ති බලන කොට සංවර්ධන අද්‍යාපන පුවත් අහන්න ලැබුනට දැන් අහන්න ලැබෙන්නේ පාතාල ක්‍රියා, මිනීමැරුම්, ආන්ඩුවේ වංචා දූෂණ වගේ දේවල්. ඒ වෙලාවේ ලයිට් කැපුවම අල්ලන මත්ද්‍රව්‍ය ප්‍රමාණය, මරණ මිනිස්සු ගාන,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/03/19)

පෘථිවි නිරීක්ෂණ චන්ද්‍රිකා දත්ත ලබාගැනීම සහ බෙදාහැරීම සඳහා ජාතික මධ්‍යස්ථානයක් ස්ථාපනය කිරීමට පියවර
තක්ෂක හේමචන්ද්‍ර ගරු විද්‍යා, තාක්ෂණ  හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යතුමාගේ මාධ්‍ය ලේකම්
විද්‍යා තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය යටතේ ක්‍රියාත්මක වන නවීන තාක්ෂණ පිළිබඳ ආතර් සී. ක්ලාක් මධ්‍යස්ථානය විසින් චීන රජයේ සහයෝගය ඇතිව පෘථිවි නිරීක්ෂණ චන්ද්‍රිකා දත්ත ලබාගැනීම සහ බෙදාහැරීම සඳහා වන ජාතික මධ්‍යස්ථානයක් ස්ථාපනය කිරීමට පියවර ගනිමින් තිබේ. ඒ සඳහා ආතර් සී. ක්ලාක් ආයතනය සහ චීනයේ දුරස්ථ සංවේදක සහ සංඛ්‍යාංක පෘථිවි ආයතනය අවබෝධතා ගිවිසුමකට එළඹ තිබේ. එම  අවබෝධතා ගිවිසුමට අනුව සිදුවන චන්ද්‍රිකා  මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ ඉදිකිරීමේ කටයුතුවල ප්‍රගතිය පිළිබඳව දැනුවත්කිරීමේ සාකච්ඡාවක් සඳහා චීන රජයේ නියෝජිතයන් පිරිසක් පසුගියදා විද්‍යා, තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍ය සුජීව සේනසිංහ මහතා මුණ ගැසිණි. එම හමුවේ දී මෙහි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/03/19)

ශ්‍රී ලංකා: කාලයට නොවුණොත් යුක්තිය ඉෂ්ට වෙන්නේම නැහැ
ජනාධිපති නීතිඥ ජේ.සී. වැලිඅමුණ
An interview with Mr. J. C. Weliamuna published by the Asian Human Rights Commission
තරිඳු උඩුවරගෙදර අධිකරණයේ නඩු ප‍්‍රමාද වෙන බව සමාජයේ ජනප‍්‍රිය මතයක් පවතිනවා. ඒත් ඒ ප‍්‍රමාදයට හේතු ග ැන බොහෝ අය සොයන්නේ නැහැ නේද? බාහිරව බැලූවාම පෙනෙන්නේ උසාවියේ නඩු කල් යන එක විතරයි. සමහරු නීතිඥවරුන්ට බනිනවා. සමහරු විනිශ්චයකරුවන්ට බනිනවා. කොහොම ගත්තත් මේක ජාතික ප‍්‍රශ්නයක්. අධිකරණය විසින් නියමිත කාලයට යුක්තිය ඉෂ්ට කරන්නේ නැතිනම්, බොහෝවිට යුක්තිය ඉෂ්ට වෙන්නේම නැහැ. අවුරුදු දහයකට පස්සේ යුක්තිය ඉෂ්ට වෙන්න පුළුවන් වුණත් වින්දිතයාගේ පැත්තෙන් ඒක යුක්තිය ඉෂ්ට වීමක් විදියට දකින්න අමාරුයි. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/03/19)

Sri Lanka breaks ground on $3.85bn oil refinery in Hambantota
By Compelo Staff Writer Courtesy Compelo
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has laid the foundation stone on a new $3.85bn oil refinery in Hambantota in the country’s Southern Province. The oil refinery, which will be built within the Mirijjawila Export Processing Zone, will be owned by Silver Park International, a Singapore company controlled by India-based Accord Group, alongside the Omani government. The new fuel refinery and storage facility is expected to have an overall production capacity of 200,000 barrels a day, reported Sri Lanka’s official government news portal News.lk. As per the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/03/19)

Geoffrey Aloysius and others remanded
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/kA_VxCe-TlA Five persons, including Geoffrey Aloysius, the Chairman of Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) and father of PTL owner Arjun Aloysius, who were arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) have been produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court, stated Ada Derana reporter. Accordingly, the five suspects have been remanded until the 05th of April as per the order of the magistrate. Geoffrey Aloysius, former Central Bank Deputy Governor P. Samarasiri and the three directors of the Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) were arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/03/19)

Sri Lanka: Race & Racial Prejudice
By shenali Waduge
Racial segregation laws in the US that required racial separation in public schools, public places, public transportation, restrooms, restaurants, and drinking fountains. The subject of race & racial prejudice in Sri Lanka will not be understood unless we have a clear idea of how race & racial prejudiced traveled through history & time to be embedded into society & the psyche of people. We continue to return to colonial rule where every ill the world suffers today – from ethnic tensions, artificial borders & boundaries, plunder of resources, racial prejudices... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/03/19)

INVESTMENTS AND ANFRACTUOUS STRATEGY OF SO-CALLED POTENTIAL INVESTORS
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
In terms of economics, investment considers as an essential requirement of an economy for its expansion and an effective variable for solving many macroeconomic problems in a country. Classical economic theory indirectly ruled that investment should be equal to savings but the dynamism and macroeconomic problems in countries have forced many governments go beyond the equilibrium condition.  Many countries need to stress in budget spending as recurrent spending and capital spending that force to go beyond the classical theory. When there is a gap between the investment and savings, the borrowing to cover the gap... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/03/19)

Yahapalana challenged
By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
By Shivanthi Ranasinghe On 20 March, both Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Minister Naveen Dissanayaka were invited to a function at the Siri Gauthama Viharaya by Venerable Muruththettuwe Ananda Thera. Speaking at the function, Naveen Dissanayaka named Rajapaksa as the next presidential candidate. Thanking him, Rajapaksa also named both Naveen Dissanayaka and his father-in-law as possible contestants. Rajapaksa’s candidacy does not really come as a surprise, to any. Having come from a military background many expect him to instil  discipline that is solely lacking in our society.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/03/19)

I saw the underbelly of the US justice system, says Rajat Gupta
Kanika Datta |  New Delhi  Courtesy business-standard
The former Managing Director of McKinsey who served a prison term for insider trading has written a memoir setting out why his conviction was a miscarriage of justice Rajat K Gupta. Photo: Reuters The cheekbones are more sharply defined, the hair tinged with grey. Those could be signs of natural ageing for Rajat Gupta, 70, the first Indian Managing Director of McKinsey, rather than the result of 17 months in prison for insider trading. The real difference is that Gupta, trim and dapper as ever, is far... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/03/19)

Four million Kandyan peasants betrayed by the Closure of the Department of Kandyan Peasantry Rehabilitation
Dr Sudath Gunasekara President Mahnuwara Jesta Purawesiyange Sanvidhanaya
( A revised article fist  Posted on December 24th, 2014) 24.3.2019 Who are Kandyans In this essay I refer to all those people who lived within the territory known as the Kandyan Kingdom at the time of signing the Kandyan Convention in 1815 and their descendants irrespective of where they live, here or abroad, as Kandyans. The area under reference covers the whole territory within the legal definition of the Kandyan Kingdom in 1815. However in this article I am referring to the problems... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/19)

ගුරු - විදුහල්පති දැවැන්ත වැඩ වර්ජනය හමුවේ සිදුකළ වගකිම් විරහිත ප‍්‍රකාශ
ගුරු - විදුහල්පති සන්ධානය. Teacher - Principal Alliance
ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයිගරු අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍ය, අකිල විරාජ් කාරියවසම් මහතා,අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යාංශය,ඉසුරුපාය,බත්තරමුල්ල.අමාත්‍යතුමණි,ගුරු - විදුහල්පති දැවැන්ත වැඩ වර්ජනය හමුවේ සිදුකළ වගකිම් විරහිත ප‍්‍රකාශ හා අපේ‍්‍රල් 22 ට පසු ගනු ලබන වෘත්තීය ක‍්‍රියාමාර්ග සමිබන්ධවයි. මාර්තු 13 දීප ව්‍යාප්තව අසනීප නිවාඩු වාර්තා කර අප සංගම් හා තවත් සංගම් ඒකාබද්ධව කැඳවනු ලැබු වැඩ වර්ජනයේදී වර්තමාන අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යවරයා ලෙස මෙරට ගුරුවරුන්ගේ හා විදුහල්පතිවරුන්ගේ මෙන්ම සමස්ථ අධ්‍යාපන ක්‍ෂේත‍්‍රයම මුහුණ පා ඇති අර්බුද තේරුම් නොගෙන මාධ්‍ය වෙත සිදුකළ වගකිම් විරහිත ප‍්‍රකාශ සම්බන්ධව දැඩි විරෝධය පළකර සිටින අතරම ගුරුවරුන්ගේ හා විදුහල්පතිවරුන්ගේ උක්ත ඓතිහාසික වෘත්තීය ක‍්‍රියාමාර්ගය අවතක්සේරු කිරීම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/19)

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a perceptive intellectual ROLE MODEL for SL
Kanthar Balanathan
DipEE(UK), Grad cert(RelEng-Monash),DipBus&Adm(Finance-Massey),CEng. MIEE We have seen so many leaders come and go in SL, however, no one was able to place a counterattack against LTTE, which was led by an 8th standard educated boy, Prabakaran for 30 years. Of the lot, Mahinda Rajapaksa was a capable leader who was able to wipe out terrorism, with Gotabaya Rajapaksa as Defence Secretary and progresses on development. No one can dispute this. However, some wicked, corrupt, unscrupulous, elements crawled into portfolios by wiping MR’s legs. Today the existing GOSL elements are posing a threat of dividing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/19)

" PROPOSAL TO RESTORE PARADISE:
A Concerned Citizen
THE ETHOS AND CULTURE OF THE COUNTRY I propose that we absolutely devote ourselves to the ideal of fairness, justice and of being one people, one nation, with one destiny. We are in this together. Any suffering by one affects us all. I would advocate we follow the principles, honourable practices and aspirations of our Independence movement who fought long and hard and implemented the right plans and policies which were later twisted and destroyed by opportunists later. That we follow the compassionate way of our ancestors, by treating all of us equally... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/19)

Russia Is Winning the Sanctions Game
by Judy Twigg Courtesy The  National Interest
These sanctions were supposed to punish Moscow's elite, but instead they've spurred economic development and patriotism. The current conversation about Russia sanctions centers around targeting and scope. Are we punishing the people whose behavior we most want to change? Is there pain, well inflicted, on those individuals responsible for creating chaos in Ukraine and Crimea, for reckless attacks on Sergei Skripal and others, and for wanton interference in Western elections? Can we hurt Russian elites in a way that Putin will notice? Have we done enough? ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/19)

Foreign Minister and delegation meet UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Director General UN Office in Geneva
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nation
Geneva
Foreign Minister Hon. Tilak Marapana and delegation met with Madam Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Under- Secretary General in charge of the UN Office in Geneva Mr. Michael Moller this week, on the side-lines of the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.   High Commissioner Bachelet on 20 March, having received the delegation warmly, appreciated the progress made by Sri Lanka in some of the key human rights commitments arising from HRC resolution 30/1, and reaffirmed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/19)

SRI LANKAN TRAFFIC WARDENS WIELDS POWER
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
OPEN LETTER TO THE MAYORESS AND TO AZAD ZALLI  FROM  AN OPPRESSED MOTORIST Time 6 00 am Friday ,location near Galle face behind Taj hotel along road side parking area . Parked the car near the parking area along the road with no police sign for no parking or board showing chargeable parking times , and went for a walk in Galle Face. On my return I find this  person with a uniform ready to hand over a parking ticket .I looked at him  to see the a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/19)

Songs aired on TV and Radio - Cabinet nod for royalty to singers & song writers
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
My advice is to pay royalty not only for songs but also for playing “ “Baila”in TV and Radio . Our politicians like Mervin ,and some opposition and government MP’s play “ Baila “ to the people every day in the TV and Radio. We listen to those Baila and entertain and sometime we remind of mothers and curse them. If they  have to pay royalty to the politicians for playing Baila    TV and Radio stations will refrain from playing these Baila to the people... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/19)

GENEVA CO-SPONSORSHIP AKA REPETITION OF THE BLUNDER
Udaya P Gammanpila Courtesy The Ceylon Today
The UNHRC resolution against Sri Lanka dated 01.10.2015 and bearing No. 23/1 was brought by the USA. It is now public knowledge that Sri Lanka is the only nation in the world which co-sponsored a resolution against itself. We had been under tremendous pressure for the last three years to implement the resolution in full because of the co-sponsorship. Sri Lanka had a golden opportunity to come out of this death-trap when the US withdrew from the UNHRC calling it a politically biased cesspool.   Sri Lanka... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/19)

US arrogance and Resolution 40 - 1 on Sri Lanka
By Kusal Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
How the war-affected Tamils are being used by extremely opportunist Western power bloc to manipulate Governments for their geopolitical agenda A big joke made rounds about Sri Lanka sending out two opposing but official teams for the ongoing Fortieth UNHRC Session in Geneva; one by President and another by PM.  A brief stroke of sanity changed this and Sri Lanka sent one team to Geneva. What they would say about the UNHRC Report on Sri Lanka and the new Resolution 40/1... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/19)

Kerawalapitiya LNG power plant tender imbroglio
by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island
Even though the UNP opened up the economy in 1977 and eschewed the protectionist, closed economic model followed by the preceding Sirima Bandaranaike government, the UNP at least when it was under J.R.Jayewardene, never took leave of their senses. Despite their stated ideology of an open economy, when common sense or a lack of alternatives required it, the old UNP was not averse to adopt policies that looked SLFPish. For example, when the Pelwatte Sugar Co was started in the 1980s, sugar was produced in a factory with foreign collaboration from sugarcane grown... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/03/19)

SLPP destroyed SLFP the most – Dayasiri
Sudath Gunasekara
March 21, 2019   04:46 pm Ada Derana “Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has caused the severest damage to Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), says SLFP General Secretary MP Dayasiri Jayasekara. He stated this addressing a public meeting held in Kegalle. The SLPP has destroyed the SLFP while it has also helped the victory and the revival of the party, the parliamentarian stated”. (News Item) A day dreaming politician for whom the hat is too bi? Sudath Gunasekara 3.22.2019. Having read the above news item... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/03/19)

සේවකයින් තුන්දෙනෙක්ගේ ආයතනයක් ඇමරිකානු ඩොලර් බිලියන 3.85ක ආයෝජනයක් කරන්නේ කොහොමද. මහ බැංකුවෙන් හොරකම්කරපු කලු සල්ලි සුදු කිරීමේ උත්සාහයක් කියලයි අපිට නම් හිතෙන්නේ.
අද දින (22) මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින්
පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී සෙහාන් සේමසිංහ මහතා නලීන් බණ්ඩාර නියෝජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යවරයා ලංකාවේ සිද්ධ වෙන්න යන විශාලම ආයෝජනයක් ගැන හෙළිදරව් කළා. නලීන් බණ්ඩාර නියෝජ්‍ය අමැත්‍යවරයා කියන විදියට මේක තමයි ලංකා ඉතිහාසයේ විශාලතම ආයෝජනය. ඇමරිකානු ඩොලර් බිලියන 3.85 ආයෝජනයක් මගින් තෙල් පිරිපහදුවක් ඉදිකිරීමට මුල් ගල් තැබිමක් ගැනයි ඒ් අනාවරණය වුනේ. පුවත්පත්වලට විශේෂ දැන්වීම් පවා ලබා දුන්නා. මේක මහා බොරුවක්. හම්බන්තොට උදාව කියලා මේ දැන්වීම නිකුත් කරලා ආයෝජනය සහ ඒමගින් ලැබෙන රැකියා ගැනත් කිව්වා. ආන්ඩුව බලයට ආවේ රැකියා දස ලක්ෂයක් ලබා දෙන බව කියලයි. ඒ්කට යොදා ගත්තේ වොක්ස් වැගන් සමාගම. හර්ෂද සිල්වා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/03/19)

LEGAL SLAUGHTERING OF HUMAN BEINGS
ALI SUKHANVER
His name was Rizwan Asad, age 28. He worked at a private school in Awantipora area of the Pulwama district, south Kashmir. The National Investigative Agency of India arrested this young teacher in the second week of March during a so-called crackdown on socio-political and religious organizations. According to media reports, Rizwan was kept at the dreaded anti-insurgency Special Operations Group head-quarter, commonly known as Cargo Camp, in Srinagar. He could not bear brutal violence there and died during the intervening night of 18th and 19th March. Commenting on the brutality committed in the name of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/03/19)

USLA Spokepersons Report
Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM
4/18 to 3/19 Since it’s inception over three decades ago USLA has fervently furthered  it’s main founding objective viz. doing what it takes to support Sri Lanka in preserving it’s independent and unitary status. Through USLA’s  existence , the main threat to this came from the violent terrorism of the Tamil Tigers and the devious and vicious misinformation from them. With the complete annihilation of the Tigers as a fighting force in Sri Lanka in May 2009, USLA continued it’s role in the countering Tiger misinformation that now took an even... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/03/19)

14 Chinese illegals jailed in Sri Lanka
Courtesy The Standard
Fourteen Chinese construction workers who were in Sri Lanka without a valid employment visa have been sentenced to jail for a year and fined Rs 50,000 (1,881 yuan) each by a Magistrates' Court in the southern coastal city of Galle. The Chinese had arrived Colombo on one-month tourist visas. They were arrested after their tourist visas had lapsed and were working in a hotel project in the southern city. The suspects were arrested on March 2 and remanded for two weeks before they were sentenced om March 15.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/03/19)

Sri Lanka enters into loan agreement with China’s EXIM Bank for Central Expressway
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, March 22 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s Finance Ministry, on Friday signed a concessional loan agreement with China’s EXIM Bank to construct section one of a mega Central Expressway which will ease the island’s traffic congestion and boost tourism. The concessional loan agreement, valued at 989 million dollars was signed between China’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Cheng Xueyuan and Secretary o the Finance Ministry, Dr. R.H.S Samarathunga.The loan from China’s EXIM Bank will cover 85 percent of the project cost for section one of the Central Expressway project .“The Government of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/03/19)

හම්බන්තොට එනවා කියන ඩොලර් බිලියන 3.8 සමාගම සංගප්පූරුවේ පෙට්ටි කඩයක්..- ද හින්දු-සිරස සියළු රහස් හෙලි කරයි..
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අමෙරිකානු ඩොලර් බිලියන 3.85 ක ආයෝජනයක් ලෙස යෝජනාවී ඇති මෙම ව්‍යාපෘතිය සඳහා ඉදිරිපත්ව සිටින්නේ සිංගප්පූරුවේ ලියාපදිංචි සිල්වර් පාර්ක් ඉන්ටනැෂනල් නමැති සමාගමකි. ඔවුන් ව්‍යාපෘතියේ වටිනාකමින් 30% කට ඕමාන තෙල් හා ගෑස් අමාත්‍යාංශය සම්බන්ධ වන බව සඳහන් කළත් ඊයේ අප කළ අනාවරණය අනුව ඕමානය මෙවැනි ව්‍යාපෘතියකට ආයෝජනය කර නැතැයි පවසා ඇත. මෙතරම් විශාල ආයෝජනයක් ඕමානය වැනි ඛනිජ තෙල් නිෂ්පාදන රටක සම්බන්ධයක් නොමැතිව ක්‍රියාත්මක කළ හැකි ද? https://www.facebook.com/NewsfirstSL/videos/422980035118861/ සිල්වර් පාර්ක් ඉන්ටනැෂනල් සමාගම සිංගප්පූරුවේ ලියාපදිංචි කර තිබුන ද එහි කොටස් හිමිකාරිත්වය ඉන්දියාවේ එකොර්ඩ් නමැති සමාගමකට අයත් බව අප ඊයේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/03/19)

Sri Lanka successfully tests artificial rain
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, March 22 (newsin.asia) – The Sri Lankan government, on Friday, for the first time, successfully tested artificial rain in a drought hit area to provide clean water to hundreds of families.The Power and Energy Ministry, in a statement said the Ceylon Electricity Board together with the Sri Lanka Air Force conducted the project, which caused rainfall for 45 minutes in the catchment areas of the Maussakelle Reservoir, in the Central Province. A Sri Lanka Air Force helicopter was used to spray chemicals on the clouds, 8000 feet above the reservoir, resulting in 45... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/03/19)

DMK leader’s family linked to record FDI in Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
A Singapore-based company in which stakes are held by the family members of former Indian Minister of State S. Jagathrakshakan of the DMK has been linked to a record foreign direct investment of $3.85 billion in an oil refinery in Sri Lanka. However, the recent announcement by Sri Lanka’s Board of Investment (BOI) on the record deal has run into a controversy after Oman, which the Board said was an investor along with the Singapore company, on Wednesday denied being part of the deal. https://youtu.be/7JwyUWUH2kM The Singapore company,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/03/19)

Sri Lanka successfully tests artificial rain for first time
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka has successfully tested artificial rain for the first time in the country with moderate rainfall experienced over the Maussakele Reservoir for around 45 minutes. The pilot project to induce artificial rain at the catchments areas of the Maussakele Reservoir was carried out by the CEB on Friday (22). An aircraft (Y12) of the Sri Lanka Air Force was used to spray the chemicals on the clouds around 8,000 feet above the Maussakele Reservoir resulting in around 45 minutes of rainfall, the ministry said. The project to induce artificial... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/03/19)

Court decides to hear petition against Rishad Bathiudeen
Courtesy Adaderana
The petition filed against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, seeking the prohibition of deforestation at Vilaththukulam forest reserve in Wilpattu National Park, has been scheduled to be heard on June 28th. The petition was taken up before Court of Appeal Judge Arjuna Obeysekara today (22). https://youtu.be/xxBKbje2KsA The fourth respondent of the petition Minister Rishad Bathiudeen is continuously clearing this forest reserve, Attorney Nagananda said presenting submissions before the court. Heeding Attorney Nagananda’s request to set a date to hear the petition soon, CA Judge Obeysekara ordered to take... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/03/19)

Case study for Management Institutes: 65year old blind man begs for 25 years & builds 3 houses & saved 500,000
By shenali Waduge
In early March the Daily Mirror reported the arrest of a blind man by the Railway Security Service – his crime begging on the train. That arrest resulted in a sensational story that has to enter any management case study and he should be invited by some of Sri Lanka’s management institutes to share with others his story. What is his story? Blindness he says was a blessing in disguise. It is probably as a result of losing his wife that he resorted to begging on trains which he had been doing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/03/19)

The Kandyan Convention of March 2nd 1815 is still a legally valid document therefore all Royal Proclamations and instruments of governance starting with the Royal Proclamation of Nov 21st 1818 and all laws enacted thereafter are illegal ? A point of view.
Dr.Sudath Gunasekara. (SLAS) Retired Permanent Secretary to Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranayaka and President Senior Citizens Movement Mahanuwara
(This is an updated version of an article published on September 20th, 2010 in the Island) 21. March. 2019 To mark the completion of 204 years after signing the Kandyan Convention The Kandyan Convention of 2nd March 1815 was the document under which this country was ceded to the British crown under mutual agreement. It was drawn between Great Britain and Sinhale, two independent Kingdoms. Since it was singed at Kandy, the capital of the Sinhale... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/03/19)

ජිනීවා පෙන්නා ලංකාවේ ඉඩම් කොල්ල කන ඇමරිකන් සැලැස්ම එළි දකී
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්
           ලංකාවේ ත්‍රිවිධ හමුදා නිළධාරීන්ට යුධ අපරාධ චෝදනා එල්ල කළ දරුස්මාන් වාර්තාව එක්සත් ජාතීන් ගේ මානව හිමිකම් කාර්යාලයේ විශේෂ නියෝජිත පිරිසක් සකස් කළ වාර්තාවකි. එදා පටන් මානව හිමිකම් සමුලුවට ගිය රජයේ නියෝජිතයන් සියල්ල ඒ චෝදනාවන් වැරදි බවට නොකියූහ.19 සහ 20 වන ජිනීවා යෝජනා වලදී පැහැදිලිව පැවති රජයයන් ඒ යෝජනාවන්ට එකඟ වී තිබේ.ලංකාවට එල්ල කළ යුධ අපරාධ චෝදනාවන්ට විරුද්ධ වනවා වෙනුවට  උගත් පාඩම් කොමිසම් පත් කළහ වගවීම  ප්‍රකාශ කළහ. මානව හිමිකම් තොණ්ඩුව පෙන්වමින් මෙලෙස ලක් රජය බියට පත් කරමින් ඇමරිකාව කරගෙන යන ලද්දේ කුමන්ත්‍රණයකි.  ඔවුන්ට අවශ්‍ය යටි තල පහසුකම් ලක් භූමියේ ස්ථාපිත කරගැනීම එහි අරමුණ විය. පසුගිය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/03/19)

Russia as a regional security provider
Author- Lucy Stronach, Research Assistant (Intern) at INSSSL
‘Russian Interest in the Indian Ocean’ was the overarching theme at the latest Round Table Discussion held at the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) on March 19th, 2019. Guest speaker, Ms. Ksenia Kuzmina, Program Manager for South Asia and Asia Pacific for the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), spoke in detail on this topic, with attendees from academic and military fields. Ms. Kuzmina opened her insightful and in-depth piece by stating that Russia does not have an imaginary role in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/03/19)

සයිටම් ශිෂ්‍යයන්ට නීති විරෝධී ලෙස සීමාවාසික පත්වීම් ලබා දීම
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි සමස්ත ලංකා වෛද්‍ය නිළධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය.
වසන්තා පෙරේරා මහත්මිය, සෞඛ්‍ය ලේකම්, සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය, කොළඹ, මහත්මියණි, සයිටම් ශිෂ්‍යයන්ට නීති විරෝධී ලෙස සීමාවාසික පත්වීම් ලබා දීමට උත්සහ කිිරීම හා සීමාවාසික වෛද්‍ය නිළධාරීන්ගේ රාජකාරි ආවරණය කරන වෛද්‍ය නිළධාරීන් සඳහා පොරොන්දු වූ පැය 180 අමතර සේවා වැටුප් නොගෙවීම සම්බන්ධවයි. සයිටම් අර්බුදය නිසා මතුවූ විශේෂිත තත්වය මත මේ වන විට සීමාවාසික වෛද්‍යවරුන්ගේ දැඩි හිඟයක් නිර්මාණය වී ඇත. මෙයට පිළියමක් ලෙස නිර්මාණය කළ පොදු සේවා ලැයිස්තුව 2017 දෙසැම්බර් මස සීමාවාසික පුහුණුව අවසන් කර සිටි වෛද්‍ය නිළධාරීන් ස්ථිර පත්වීම් ලබා පිටව යාමත් සමඟ බිඳවැටීමක් සිදුවී ඇත. එමෙන්ම 2018... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/03/19)

Thripitakabhivandana Week commences in the US with religious events at Washington Buddhist Vihara and Maryland Buddhist Temple
Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington DC
In keeping with President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to declare the Thripitakabhivandana Week from 16th – 23rd March 2019 to mark the declaration of the Theravada Thripitaka as a national and world heritage, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC, under the patronage of four Buddhist temples in Washington DC and Maryland, organized a series of religious events from 16th – 24th March 2019. The Thripitakabhivandana Week commenced with Maryland Buddhist Temple and Washington Buddhist Vihara hosting two events on 16th and 17th March respectively. Maryland Buddhist Vihara At the launch of the Thripitakabhivandana... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/03/19)

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  • 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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    -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"
http://www.ai-watch.net/

 

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