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The Most Intolerant Wins: The Dominance of the Stubborn Minority
R Chandrasoma
‘It suffices for an intransigent minority –a certain type of intransigent minorities - to reach a minutely small level, say three or four percent of the total population, for the entire population to have to submit to their preferences. Further, an optical illusion comes with the dominance of the minority: a naive observer would be under the impression that the choices and preferences are those of the majority'. This quotation – singularly apposite in the context of what is happening in Sri Lanka – is extracted from the writings of the Sociologist N N Taleb. He sees... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/17)

Asgiri and Malwathu Joint Council says no to new Constitution
නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් එපා - අස්ගිරි මල්වතු සංඝ සභාවෙන් තීරණයක්
By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy  Adaderana
The Joint Sangha Council of the Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters of the Siam Sect have decided that there is no need for a new Constitution or any amendments to the existing Constitution. The council, which convened for a special meeting at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy this evening (18), also decided that the ongoing process of formulating a new constitution should be halted immediately. The Sangha Councils of both chapters gathered today to discuss the proposed new constitution, in the wake of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/17)

නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් අනවශ්‍ය බව අස්ගිරි - මල්වතු නාහිමිවරු කියති
උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප
නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට අවශ්‍ය නොවන බව කියමින් අස්ගිරි හා මල්වතු මහ නාහිමිවරු අද(18) විශේෂ නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කළහ. නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් හෝ ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනයක් අවශ්‍ය නොවන බව මහ නාහිමිවරු අවධාරණය කරති. යෝජිත නව ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනය පිළිබඳ සාකච්ඡා කිරීම සඳහා මල්වතු හා අස්ගිරි පාර්ශ්වයන්ගේ අනුනායක හිමිවරුන් ප්‍රමුඛ දෙපාර්ශ්වයේ කාරක මහා සංඝ සභාවේ සභික හිමිවරුන් ඵෙතිහාසික ශ්‍රී දළඳා මාලිගා පරිශ්‍රයේ රන් ආයුද මණ්ඩපයේ දී අද රැස්වූහ. සාකච්ඡාව අවසන මාධ්‍ය වෙත විශේෂ ප්‍රකාශයක් කළ දිඹුල්කුඹුරේ විමලධම්ම මල්වතු පාර්ශ්වයේ අනුනායක හිමියෝ මෙසේ පැවසූහ. ‘නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම පිළිබඳ අප විශේෂයෙන් සාකච්ඡා කළේ මේ සම්බන්ධව විද්වත් මණ්ඩලයක් අපව දැනුවත් කළ නිසයි. මේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/17)

රට ෆෙඩරල් කර කෑලිවලට කඩන රනිල්ගේ ද්‍රෝහී ව්‍යස්ථා යෝජනා පරදවන්න පෙරට එන්න!! - ගෙවිඳු
-ගෙවිඳු කුමාරතුංග,[2017-06-10 දින දිවයින ඉරිදා සංග්‍රහයේ පළ වූ ලිපියකි]
වත්මන් රජයේ ව්‍යවස්‌ථා සම්පාදන ක්‍රියාවලිය ආරම්භ වූයේ ලාල් විඡේනායක මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් මහජන අදහස්‌ ලබාගැනීමට යෑයි කියා පත් කරන ලද කමිටුවේ නිර්දේශයන් සමඟ ය. ඒ කමිටු නිර්දේශ අතර ශ්‍රී ලංකාව අනාගමික රාජ්‍යයක්‌ විය යුතු බවටත්, බුද්ධාගමට දී ඇති 'ප්‍රමුඛස්‌ථානය' ඊට අහිමි කොට සියලු ආගම්වලට සමාන තත්ත්වයක්‌ ලබාදිය යුතු බවටත් යෝජනා විය. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ඒකීය රාජ්‍යයක්‌ විය යුතු බව ව්‍යවස්‌ථාවේ සඳහන් දෙවැනි වගන්තිය සංශෝධනය කොට 'ඒකීය' පදය ව්‍යවස්‌ථාවෙන් ඉවත් කිරීමට ද මේ කමිටුව විසින් යෝජනා කෙරිණි. මේ විඡේනායක වාර්තාවේ නිර්දේශ සම්බන්ධයෙන් මහා සංඝයා වහන්සේලාගේ ද ගිහි බෞද්ධ ජනතාවගේ ද විරෝධයට ප්‍රතිචාර දැක්‌වූ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/17)

මහින්ද රාජපක්‌ෂ රජය රට ණය කන්දක හිරකළැයි කියන අගමැතිගේ ප්‍රකාශය මහා බොරුවක්‌ - බන්දුල ගුණවර්ධන (එජනිස)
ජයේ ඉහළ තැන්වල සිටින බලධාරීන් මහ බැංකුව ශුද්ධ කළා වගේ විදේශ බැංකු කොල්ල කනවා
අනුර බාලසූරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
ලංකාවේ දැවැන්තම රාජ්‍ය ණය අර්බුදයක්‌ හටගත්තේ 2001, 2002, 2003 හා 2004 වර්ෂවලදී කියා එවකට අගමැතිවරයා වශයෙන් රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා රට හමුවේ, ජාතිය අමතා ප්‍රකාශයක්‌ කළේ ද නැද්ද? කියා පුළුවන්නම් ප්‍රකාශයක්‌ කරන ලෙසට තමා අගමැතිවරයාට අභියෝග කරන බව පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී බන්දුල ගුණවර්ධන මහතා පැවසීය.    එමෙන්ම 2016 අයවැය ලේඛනයෙන් හරියටම සියයට 20 ක්‌ වියදම් කළේ නෑ. වියදම් නොකර 1/5 ක්‌ ඉතිරි කළා කියා පිළිගන්නේ ද නැද්ද යන්නත් 2016 අයවැයෙන් අධ්‍යාපනයට වෙන්කළ මුදලින් සියයට 32 ක්‌ පමණක්‌ වියදම් කර වෙන්කළ මුදලින් 2/3... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/17)

නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවෙන් විධායක ජනාධිපති ධුරය අහෝසි විය යුතුයි... මෛත්‍රී නැවත ජනාධිපතිවරණයට ආවොත් අනිවාර්යෙන් පරාජය කරනවා..
ජවිපෙ ප්‍රචාරක ලේකම් විජිත හේරත් සහෝදරයා...
මාධ්‍ය හමුව - 2017.10.18 ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ බත්තරමුල්ල, පැලවත්ත ජ.වි.පෙ. ප්‍රධාන කාර්යාලයේදී... දැනට තිඛෙන 78 ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාව පැරණි එකක්. අද සමාජය අලූත් වෙලා. එම අලූත් සමාජයට ගැලපෙන විදිහේ අලූත් ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවක අවශ්‍යතාවය මතුවෙලා තිබුණා. අපේ රටට අලූත් ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් අවශ්‍යයයි කියන ස්ථාවරයේ අපි ඉන්නවා. 2015 ජනවාරි 08 ජනාධිපතිවරණයට ඉදිරිපත් වුණු එවකට ඇමතිවරයෙක් වුණු මෛතී්‍රපාල සිරිසේන මහත්තයා පොදු අපේක‍ෂකයෙක් බවට පත්වූයේ විධායක ජනාධිපති ධුරය අහෝසි කිරීමේ මූලික එකඟතාවය මතයි. විධායක ජනාධිපතිධුරය අහෝසි කිරීම සඳහා නව ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් අවශ්‍යයයි. අලූත් ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් සඳහා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ 2/3 බලයත් ඉන් අනතුරුව ජනමත විචාරණයකුත් අවශ්‍ය වෙනවා. විධායක ජනාධිපතිධුරය අහෝසි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/17)

ANOTHER TERRORIST OF RAW
ALI SUKHANVER
Muhammad Shabbir was once an innocent common man. He unfortunately became a tool in the hands of the RAW and is now counting down his remaining days of life as he has been ‘awarded’ death penalty by the honorable Session Court and by the Qazi Court of Mirpur Azad Jammu Kashmir. He was not a criminal by birth but the RAW pushed him to a world of no-return. This RAW agent is an Indian national and belongs to Sakan Topo, Tehsil Maindar District Poonch of Indian Occupied Kashmir. Somewhere in 1987 he got an opportunity of sneaking... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/17)

SRI LANKA: Inmate extra-judicially murdered inside Polonnaruwa Remand Prison
ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION - URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME
Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding Pitawalagedara Chandrarathna (47), resident of Bakamuna Police Division. Chandrarathna was arrested on 4 May 2017 charged with participation in a murder. After being detained for 14 days, he was found dead on 18 September 2017--murdered inside the Polonnaruwa Remand Prison.   Prison Authorities said that they handed over the dead body to the family on the same day. But they failed to explain the way in which the death occurred or name those responsible. Relatives of the victim demand an independent,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/17)

රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය එරාන් වික්‍රමරත්න මහතාගේ ප්‍රකාශය හෙළා දකිමු.
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි ලසන්ත වික්‍රමසිංහ ලේකම් තොරතුරු තාක්ෂණ වෘත්තියවේදීන්ගේ සංසදය
විදේශීය තොරතුරු තාක්ෂණ වෘත්තිකයන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට පැමිŒම සඳහා වීසා ලබා දීමේ පූර්ණ බලතල ආගමන පාලක වරයා වෙත ලබා දීමට අවශ්‍ය නීතිමය කටයුතු රජය විසින් සම්පාදනය කරමින් සිටින බව මෑතකදී රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය එරාන් වික්‍රමරත්න මහතා පැවසීය. අමාත්‍යවරයා පවසා සිටියේ දැනට පවතින ක්‍රමවේදයට අනුව අදාළ අවශ්‍යතාවය ඇති සමාගම මඟින් ඒ සඳහා අදාළ අමත්‍යාංශයෙන්, ෂක‍ඔA ඒජන්සියෙන් සහ ආගමන-විගමන දෙපාර්තුන්මේන්තුවෙන් අවසර ගත යුතු අතර, මේ සඳහා ගතවන කාලය අවම කරනු පි‚ස, තීරණය ගැනීමේ සම්පූර්ණ බලය ආගමන පාලකවරයා වෙත පමණක් පවරන බවයි. ඔහුගේ මෙම වගකීම් විරහිත, අනුවණ ප්‍රකාශය දැක අපි මවිතයට පත්වීමු. විෂයානුබද්ධ දැනුම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/17)

CSSL Facilitates international Epihack project to fight Dengue
Computer Society of Sri Lanka
According to the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, there were 80,732 cases of dengue fever reported between January 1st and July 7th 2017. This number includes 215 deaths as a result of the disease. And the worst hit was the Colombo District with 18,186 cases. Dengue has always been amongst the deadliest diseases we face in Sri Lanka. And epihack Sri Lanka aims to stop it. epihack is described as, “a 5-day hackathon bringing together public health professionals, IT developers, IT designers and government officials to create an open source digital solution to health... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/17)

West must remove war crime threats on SL: Lord Naseby
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The West, particularly the US and the UK, must remove the threat of war crimes and foreign judges that overhangs and overshadows all Sri Lankans, especially their leaders, a British Baron told the British Parliament on Thursday. Michael Morris, Baron Naseby PC, who started the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sri Lanka in 1975, expressed these views during a debate on Sri Lanka. The debate focused on what assessment the UK Government has made of the progress made by Sri Lanka in meeting the requirements on reconciliation established by the United Nations Human Rights Council.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/17)

AAG De Livera has ‘some other questions’ to ask the PM
Shehan Chamika Silva Courtesy The Daily Mirror
 Acting Attorney General Dappula De Livera at the conclusion of PCoI proceedings said yesterday he would also have some other questions to ask from the Prime Minister apart from the questions put forward by the Commission. Responding to the statement made by the PCoI, AAG Dappula De Livera also expressed his observations. AAG De Livera was of the view that his team of Counsel of the Attorney General’s Department assisted the Commission under Section 23 of the Commission of Inquiry Act and spearheaded the investigation pertaining to the bond inquiry with the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/17)

Treasury Bonds scandal:PCoI sends questions to PM
By Kavindya Chris Thomas Courtesy  Ceylon Today
The Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the Treasury Bonds scandal at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has sent a list of questions to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe seeking clarification regarding some matters that came up during a testimony. Commission Chairperson, Supreme Court Justice, K.T. Chitrasiri said, yesterday (17) that questions had been sent to the Premier and that he has been asked to send in the replies in an affidavit. Upon receiving the signed affidavit, the Commission will read it and, if necessary, request him to submit further clarifications in writing or... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/17)

Even the PM should be in Prison for the frauds
By Ranjith Kumara Samarakoone Courtesy  Ceylon Today
Kandy District UPFA Member of Parliament Dilum Amunugama said the Local Government Election should have been held a year earlier, and went on to say "We have been prepared since then. We will contest through a separate Alliance. It is this Government that keeps postponing elections and is playing with the sovereignty of the people". Excerpts of the interview: Minister Lakshman Kiriella says that the Colombo-Kandy Expressway is being built? A: It was commenced by our Government. Then this Government came in. Even now, it has been delayed. These people struggled looking for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/17)

පර්පෙචුවල් ට්‍රෙෂරීස්‌ සමාගම අපරාධ සංවිධානයක්‌ එය මා නැවත කියනවා - අතිරේක සොලිසිටර් ජනරාල් යසන්ත කෝදාගොඩ
සරත් ධර්මසේන - ශ්‍යාම් නුවන් ගනේවත්ත උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
 අර්ජුන් ඇලෝසියස්‌ගේ පර්පෙචුවල් ට්‍රෙෂරීස්‌ සමාගම ව්‍යාපාරික ආයතනයක්‌ නොව මේ රටට විශාල හානියක්‌ කරමින් සාපරාධී ක්‍රියාවල යෙදුණ අපරාධ සංවිධානයක්‌ යෑයි අතිරේක සොලිසිටර් ජනරාල් ජනාධිපති නීතිඥ යසන්ත කෝදාගොඩ මහතා ඊයේ (17 දා) ජනාධිපති කොමිසම හමුවේ පැවසුවේය.    එම සමාගම කළ අපරාධ, සාපරාධී ක්‍රියා ක්‍රමයෙන් හෙළිවෙමින් පවතින විට මීට මාස 03 කට පමණ උඩදී මම මේ කොමිසම හමුවේ එම ප්‍රකාශයම කළා. නමුත් එදා එම සමාගම වෙනුවෙන් පෙනී සිටි නීතිඥවරු මට තදින් විරුද්ධ වුණා. මා ඒ ප්‍රකාශය කළේ සැර බාල කරලයි. නමුත් හොඳට ශබ්ද නඟල, උස්‌ හඬින් යුතුව අද මම ඒ ප්‍රකාශයම කරනවා.     පර්පෙචුවල්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/17)

මෙන්න ඇත්ත! ජිනීවා හෙළිදරව්ව
 කීර්ති වර්ණකුලසූරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
අපේ රටේ විදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශයක්‌ තිබේද? මේ බරපතළ ප්‍රශ්නය අසන්නේ විදේශ රටවල සිටින ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන්ය. පසුගියදා පැවති ජිනීවා මානව හිමිකම් සමුළුවේදී තමිල්නාඩුවෙන් කුලියට ගෙන්වාගත් තක්‌කඩි පිරිසක්‌ ලවා ජාත්‍යන්තර ප්‍රජාව මුලාකිරීමට කොටි ඩයස්‌පෝරාව ක්‍රියාකරද්දී ඊට ප්‍රතිචාර දැක්‌වීමට අපේ කිසිවෙක්‌ සිටියේ නැත.    ගෝලීය ශ්‍රී ලංකා සංසදය නොතිබුණේ නම් කොටි ඩයස්‌පෝරාව ඔවුන්ගේ බෙදුම්වාදී නාටකය මැනවින් රඟදක්‌වනු නියතය.    මේ කොටි ඩයස්‌පෝරාව මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලය තුළ සමාන්තර රැස්‌වීම් 14 ක්‌ පැවැත්වූහ. එසේම මානව හිමිකම් සමුළුව තුළ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට එරෙහිව පට්‌ටපල් බොරු පවසනු ලැබීය. එහෙත් අපේ තානාපති නිලධාරීන් පැත්තකවත් නැත.    හමුදාවෙන් සියලු පහසුකම් ලබාගත් තමිල් සෙල්වම්ගේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/17)

බෙදුම්වාදී ව්‍යවස්ථා එපා - ජාතික සමුළුව - ඔක් 19 - මහජන පුස්තකාල ශ්‍රවණාගාරයේදී
බෙදුම්වාදී නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවට එරෙහි ජන සමුළුව
- ඔක් 19 - මහජන පුස්තකාල ශ්‍රවණාගාරයේදී සවස 3 ට මාතෘභූමියට හිතැති ඔබත් එන්න... ලංකාව ඔරුමිත්ත නාඩුවක් [ෆෙඩරල් රටක්] කිරීමේ යෝජනා  ‘ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා ජනරජය එ්කීය රාජ්‍යයකි’ යන වර්තමාන ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ සරල නිරවුල් 2 වන වගන්තිය, ”ශී‍්‍ර ලංකාව නිදහස්, ස්වෛරී සහ ස්වාධීන ජනරජයක් වනු ඇති අතර ව්‍යවස්ථාවෙන් නියම කර ඇති බලතල කි‍්‍රයාත්මක කරන මධ්‍යම හා පළාත්බද ආයතනවලින් සමන්විත වන එ්කීය රාජ්‍යයක් / ඔරුමිත්ත නාඩු වනු ඇත.”     යනුවෙන් වෙනස් කිරීමට යෝජනා කර ඇත. මේ ආකාරයට ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ සිංහල හා ඉංගී‍්‍රසි පිටපත්වලට පවා ෆෙඩරල් රට යන අරුත දෙන ‘ඔරුමිත්ත නාඩු’ යන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/17)

International Schools are they really registered as schools under the ministry of education?
By, Prof. Nishan C. Wijesinha
After Alethea International School situated at N0.15,Sri Mahabodhi Road, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka; it is reportedly understood that no other private teaching institute was given recognition under the ministry of education as a school registered under the norms of the ministry of education; to function in Sri Lanka. But there are many so called international schools operating in Sri Lanka who are registering their students to the local syllabus which is offered by the ministry of education, under their international tag. Allowing such procedures to take place makes room for error that these so called... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/17)

MARTIAL LAW RIOTS IN 1915 IN CEYLON AS A RESULT OF A JUDGEMENT: Order in chaos
JAYANTHA GUNASEKERA Courtesy The Daily News
In 1915, the riots between the Sinhalese and the Coastal Moors broke out and spread to Kandy and other neighbouring areas. The British panicked. They thought that this was to oust them from Ceylon. The Governor Sir Robert Chalmers was determined to quell The Martial Law was declared in 1915 in Ceylon by Sir Robert Chalmers the then Governor. The British Government Agent of Kandy was directly responsible for the riots. The rioting was in consequence of the denial by the GA of the Central... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/10/17)

“Federalism bad for Ceylon, worse for the Tamils” – G. G. Ponnambalam
H. L. D. Mahindapala
One of the main reasons that exacerbated the North-South relations in the post-independent era has been the total distortion of historical realities by a sizeable segment of our intellectuals who believed that history was a train of events, somewhat like the Yal Devi, that ran up ONLY (emphasis mine) to the North from the South and stopped there without coming down. That is to  say, it is the South that sent all the troubles to the North. The fact that Yal Devi also came down and interacted with the South has been ignored or denied.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/17)

An Ode to RW – Discede RW Discede
By Gandara John (With Apologies to Sir Walter Scott)
Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d, As home his footsteps he hath turn’d From wandering on a foreign strand! Alas, there breathes such a man in Lanka fair. He struts at home and creeps abroad with cabbages and kings. Sadly he sells, as his wont, just like his cronies queer, unable to differentiate between country and self. He shames his school and his land, as he sells his Matha... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/17)

Sri Lanka’s New Constitution is not going to be Unitary or Federal but Confederal
Shenali D Waduge
To understand the danger of what those drafting the new constitution is plotting to do, it is important to understand the features that make a Unitary, Federal & Confederal Constitutions. The countries that initially had confederacies abandoned them in view of its weaknesses and impending dangers. Why is Sri Lanka then walking into a future of chaos and instability and to satisfy whose wishes? Features of a Unitary Form of Government All powers centralized in Central Government. Local government system prevails where powers are delegated with strict central control/supervision Unitary systems does not have list... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/17)

හරවා එල්ල කරන කණේ පහර
තේජා ගොඩකන්දෙආරච්චි
ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ වැස්ස හා නියඟය මාරුවෙන් මාරුවට රට කළඹවා දමන්නාක් මෙන්, විවිධාකාරයේ මිනිස් ලේ ධාතුව කුපිත කරවන වර්ගයේ පුවත් විසින් දේශපාලනික වායුගෝලයද කළඹවා ලයි. මේ දිනවල මෙසේ කතාබහට වඩාත්ම ලක්වූ කාරණා නම්, මත්තල ගුවන් තොටුපල ඉන්දියාවට පවරා දීමට එරෙහිව පැවති විරෝධතාවකදී සහකාර පොලිස් අධිකාරීවරයෙකු විසින් මාධ්‍යවේදියෙකුගේ කණට ගැසූ පුවතත්, පසුගිය ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී ජයග්‍රහණයකල, හංසයා ලකුණ දරන පක්ෂයේ සභාපතිවරයාගේ පුරවැසිභාවය පිලිබඳ ප්‍රශ්නයත්ය.  එක අතකට මේ මාධ්‍යවේදීන්ගේ කණට ගැසීම යනු, ප්‍රධාන ප්‍රශ්නය යටපත් කිරීම උදෙසා රජය සතු හොඳම විසඳුම්වලින් එකක් බව පැහැදිලිය. 2016 දෙසැම්බරයේදී හම්බන්තොට, මාගම්පුර වරාය චීනයට 99 අවුරුදු බද්දකට පවරන්නට කටයුතුකල මොහොතේදී ඇතිවූ විරෝධතා රැල්ල මැදට කඩා පාත්වුනු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/17)

US influences Lanka’s foreign policy, undermines China relations
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
October 17, 2017, 8:32 pm The US recently twice commented on Sri Lanka-China relations, in an extremely negative way. There hadn’t been such highly controversial and critical US statements regarding Sri Lanka-China relations during the war, or after the successful conclusion of the conflict, in May 2009. One statement was made in Washington and the other in Colombo, much to the embarrassment of Sri Lanka, a recipient of substantial Chinese investments and loans, military supplies during the war, as well as critical support at international forums, such as the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/17)

Needed: Responsible govt. not federalism
By Dr Kamal Wickremasinghe Courtesy The Island
October 17, 2017, 8:28 pm The fundamentally flawed nature of the draft constitution to be debated in parliament makes a clause by clause analysis an exercise in futility. The basic problem, in a nutshell, is that the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly (the committee) is asking the Sri Lankan nation to place its trust in a fully devolved political structure. The problem is that the idea of federalism the committee has adopted is founded on a model advocated by dishonest international forces with vested interests. A brief look into the committee’s version... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/17)

Blues of the Blues
Editorial Courtesy The Island
October 17, 2017, 9:04 pm The SLFP is apparently in the suicidal mode. What may be described as a bloodless version of the Night of the Long Knives has debilitated it as never before; several popular party organisers, in the dissident group, have been sacked. The mega purge is far from over. The next few weeks are likely to see many more senior party organisers being ousted. There has been a severe erosion of public faith in the two main parties which have been in the clutches of self-serving politicians and, therefore, one may not care... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/17)

SRI LANKA: Innocent man tortured to death by Police of Colombo North Division
ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION - URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME
Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information about the extra-judicial killing of Mr. D P Premasiri (65) of Stace Road, Grandpass, Colombo 14 in the Colombo District. On 9 August 2017, Premasiri was illegally arrested, severely tortured at his house in front of his relatives and neighbors. Later, he was handcuffed and pushed against a parapet wall causing him to fall over on the ground and was fatally injured. He was brought to the National Hospital of Sri Lanka by relatives and pronounced dead on admission. Police... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/17)

Anika Wijesuriya has fled country due to threats - AG’s Dept
By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy  Adaderana
Anika Wijesuriya, a key witness who had testified before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the treasury bond scam, has fled the country due to receiving threats to her life. This was revealed to the commission today (17) by President’s Counsel Yasantha Kodagoda, Additional Solicitor General at Attorney General’s Department, during the hearing held this morning. https://youtu.be/IISJSKVmeVQ   Wijesuriya, a director of East - West Properties, had given evidence to the bond commission that the lease of the penthouse apartment used by former Minister Ravi Karunanayake was paid by Arjun Aloysius... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/17)

New entry period for US Diversity Visa
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The registration period for the US diversity visa (DV-2019) has been revised due to technical issues, the US Embassy said today. In a statement, it said the new entry period would be open for electronic entries on October 18 from 11:00 am to November 22 until 11:00 am. Due to the new entry period, all entries made prior to October 18, 2017 should be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered, it said. The technical issue was the failure to properly account for country of eligibility if the entrant was selecting a country of eligibility... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/17)

PAKISTAN: Ruling party legislator spewed hate for Ahmadis in Parliament of Pakistan.
By A. Abdul Aziz. Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at – Sri Lanka.
On October 10, Captain Safdar, the son-in-law of the former Prime Minister, who was ousted by the Supreme Court on corruption charges,made a fiery speech in the Pakistan National Assembly, Islamabad against the persecuted Ahmadiyya Community. He instigated the Judiciary, Armed Forces, Government and other Institutions to get rid of persons from the Ahmadiyya Community. He also urged the Pakistani Armed Forces not to recruit Ahmadis. Institutions must introduce an oath whereby every future official must declare that they are not an Ahmadi. And, they believe in the ending... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/17)

Proposed constitutional reforms could lead to Catalonia-style split: MR
By Yusuf Ariff  Courtesy  Adaderana
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today urged the government to abandon its ‘destructive’ proposal for a new constitution and to bring forward proposals to implement the original constitutional pledges they made. He said that the government has tabled in Parliament, proposals for a new constitution and that however the constitutional reform pledges made by the Yahapalana coalition at the last presidential election was restricted to changing the system of elections and abolishing the executive presidential system. “This government never received a mandate to repeal and replace the existing constitution.” He stated that they are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/17)

Here are some evidence-based health benefits of turmeric or “Kaha”.
Dr Hector Perera      London
Turmeric contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties. Now we know that turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow colour. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Recently, science has started to back up what the Indians have known for a long time. It really does contain compounds with medicinal properties. These compounds are called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. However, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/10/17)

Closure of the modern day Arahant case?
By Rohana R. Wasala
16-10-2017 The media reported today (October 16, 2017) that Ven. Pitiduwe Siridhamma Thera  (self-styled  Arahant Siri Samanthabhadra)  called on the Ven. Mahanayake Thera of the Malwatte Chapter and formally apologized to him over his recent offensive conduct, and insulting remarks attacking the Dalada and criticizing the Mahanayake Theras. He said he sincerely regretted it if he knowingly or unknowingly offended those Theras or others by his conduct. The controversial monk, it was revealed, had been written to by the Karaka Sangha Sabha of the Malwatte Chapter of the Siyam Maha Nikaya on October 1st warning... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/17)

ජනතා පරමාධිපත්‍ය මෙහෙයවන ආර්ථික තරංග මාලාව
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ
පසුගිය ලිපියේ අප මෙසේ සටහන් කළෙමු. රට පාලනය කරන්නේ, මාසිකව මේ රුපියල් බිලියන 250ක මුදල හසුරවන බලවේගයයි. මේ මුදල හැසිරවීමේ කාර්යය මෙරට පරමාධිපත්‍ය අතට ගත්විට රට පාලනය කරන්නේ ජනතාවයි. මේ මුදල් රජයට දෙන ජනතාවට එය දෙන ආකාරය හැසිරවිය හැක. 1.සෑම මසකම ඩොලර් මිලියන් 600ක් මෙරටට එවන ජනතා පරමාධිපත්‍යට එය එවන ආකාරය හැසිරවිය හැක. 2.තමන්ගේ මුදල් බැංකුවට දමන ජනතා පරමාධිපත්‍යට  එය දමන ආකාරයද හැසිරවිය හැක. 3.තමන්ගේ මුදල් බැංකුවෙන් ගන්නා ජනතා පරමාධිපත්‍යට  එය ගන්නා ආකාරයද හැසිරවිය හැකිය. 4.විදුලි බිල ගෙවන ජනතා පරමාධිපත්‍යට  එය ගෙවන ආකාරයද හැසිරවිය හැකිය. 5.වතුර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/17)

Conceivable Flaws & Drawbacks in The Interim Report of the Steering Committee
Kanthar Balanathan, Australia
While being silent on the interim report of the steering committee, as a mark of respect the author gives to the members of the committee, it is a time dilated event, and request people of SL come forward to make comments, so that repeated slipups and bungles does not happen in the life of the republic called, SriLanka. First of all, in the 40s, the UNP was formed. Ie United National Party. එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය. The meaning of race is ජාතියයි. Nation is ජාතිය. National is ජාතික. Nation is built into the words. So, who is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/17)

SRI LANKAN CRICKET TEAM SHOULD NOT TRAVEL TO PAKISTAN UNLESS RANIL AND MAITHREE TOO TRAVEL TO LAHORE IN THE SAME FLIGHT, TRAVEL IN THE SAME BUS AND STAY AT THE SAME HOTEL WITH THE SRI LANKAN TEAM.
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
The final decision of the Sri Lankan Cricket authorities to select an alternative team headed by Kusal Perera to travel to Pakistan to play a T20 match on 29 October, in Lahore  is deplorable. It was in a location  near Lahore the Sri Lankan cricketers were attacked on 3 March 2009 and since then there had been no concrete evidence of improvement in security in the Region. At a time when all other cricketing nations are still reluctant to travel to Pakistan, why should Sri Lankan team travel to the same country, in spite... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/17)

MR urges Govt. to abandon 'destructive proposal'
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa in a statement today, urged the government to abandon what he described as ‘the destructive proposal’ for a new constitution. He said the vast majority of Tamil and Muslim people lived outside the Northern and Eastern Provinces and therefore the carving out of federal units based on ethnicity or religion and the conferring of sweeping powers on such units should never take place in this country. “The government has tabled in Parliament, proposals for a new constitution. The constitutional reform pledges made by the yahapalana coalition at the last presidential election... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/17)

PM should be made a respondent at the Bond Commission- MP Vasudeva
By Manushi Silva  Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/k43BZ7EGVg0 PM Ranil Wickramasinghe should not only testify, but should also appear before Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating the Treasury bond as a respondent, MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara said. He made this statement addressing a media briefing at Socialist People’s ‘Front. The Commission should summon PM immediately in this regard, Nanayakkara said. However, the Prime Minister made a statement in Parliament which was contrary to the COPE report on the bond issue, thereby misleading the Parliament. The Prime Minister should make a clear statement regarding this matter, Nanayakkara added.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/17)

මේ දුෂ්ඨ ආණ්ඩුවේ භික්ෂුව විනාශ කිරීමේ කුමන්ත්‍ර​ණ හෙළිදරව්වක්
සෝමපාල සෙනරත්
සියලු සිංහල බෞද්ධයින් ගේ දැනගැනීම පිණිසයි.
කරුණාකර මේ කාරණය කිසිම විපක්‍ෂයක හෝ දේසපාලුවෙකුට වාසි වෙනලෙස කටයුතු නොකරන ලෙසද ඉල්ලමි. මේ සඳහා මේ වීඩියෝවේ පෙරමුණ ගෙන ඇති ස්වාමීන් වහන්සේලාගේ උපදෙස් අනුවම කටයුතු කරනමෙන්ම ඉල්ලා සිටිමි. https://youtu.be/KBVuC-M4GIA?t=998 වන සංරක්ශන දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව වනගත භික්‍ෂූන් වහන්සේලා නෙරපා දැමීමට කටයුතු දියත් කර ඇති බව කිසිදා බොරු නොකියන මේ ස්වාමීන් වහන්සේලාගේ  කතාවෙන් පැහැදිලි වේ. දැනට අවුරුදු 50ක කාලයක් තිස්සේ පවත්වාගෙන යන මීතිරිගල නිස්සරණ වනයට නඩු දැමීමට තරම් මේ දුෂ්ථයින් නිර්භය වී ඇත. මේ අතර විල්පත්තුවේ මහවනය හෙලිකොට මුස්ලිම් වරුන්ට ( දේශීය හෝ විදේශීය​) නිවාස සංකීර්ණ ඉදිකිරීමට පසුගිය ආණ්ඩුවෙන් දියත් කල 'ජස්සිම් සිටි' ව්‍යාකෘතිය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/17)

“Economy heading for major crisis”-Dinesh Gunawardane
By Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Will continue to engage Mahasanga on constitution making Parliamentary practices and the Constitution are abused by the Government JO awaits gazette note to make political announcements Will win a majority of councils JO is opposed to the report by the Steering Committee JO’s views were disregarded Govt.’s foreign policy a failure Key economic infrastructure shouldn’t be leased out Joint Opposition’s Parliamentary Group Leader Dinesh Gunawardane, in an interview with , spoke about the current status related to the constitution making process and how his side braces for the Local Government Elections,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/10/17)

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