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A -Izeth of Hussein's haram politics  
H. L. D. Mahindapala
One should be rather wary of taking on Mr. Izeth Hussein  because  he claims to be  one the five great diplomats  of the world.   With such self-proclaimed credentials – he has yet to name the other four greats which will indicate the true measure of his greatness! – one expects his justification for Siri-Wicky regime's co-sponsorship of the latest UNHRC Resolution,  (see Colombo Telegraph - 10/10), to be a solid counterweight to silence the rising opposition to it. But all what he has done is to add the concept of  “sovereignty” to his list of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/15)

In Memory of Deshabandu Dr. Lilaknath Weerasinghe : A Personal Appreciation
Shenali D Waduge
 Dr. Jeewaka Bandara phoned around 7a.m. last morning to inform the passing away of Dr. Lilak. When his call came something inside felt it was to convey that sad news. Dr. Lilak had been ill for some time. Thus, 12th October 2015 took another Buddhist stalwart from us. Dr. Lilak was a surgeon by profession and was the former President of SUCCESS Sri Lanka (Kandy Chapter). He would have turned 70 on 18th November. Buddha said neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds and Dr Weerasinghe's reputation for his social service... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/15)

Death of Dr. Lilaknath Weerasinghe – an outstanding Buddhist Leader of Sri Lanka
Senaka Weeraratna
Dr Lilaknath Weerasinghe, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.S., F.C.S.S.L.,General Surgeon, Kandy Teaching Hospital and former President of SUCCESS Sri Lanka (Jayagrahanaya) passed away at a private Hospital in Kandy on the evening of October 11, 2015. He was 69 years old at the time of his death.   He was born on Nov. 18, 1945. His home town was Navimana, Matara and was a member of family of nine children. He was the President of SUCCESS Sri Lanka which has earned a strong nationwide reputation for regularly conducting several social service activities for low income groups in remote areas of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/15)

What else one could expect from a political leader whose identity in politics is nothing but religious extremism. Michael E. Miller of the Washington Post says in a recent article, “The issue of ‘beef ban' has raged in India for years. Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, however, incidents have increased, as they tend to do whenever a conservative government has been in power. Modi is a Hindu nationalist who, as chief minister of Gujarat state, presided during religious riots in 2002 in which more than 1,000 people — most of them Muslims — were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/15)

1815 පාවාදීමට එහාගිය ජිනීවා පාවාදීම-ජනාධිපති නීතිඥ මනෝහාරද සිල්වා
ඉතිහාසය පුරා ලංකාවට එරෙහි වාර්තා නිකුත්වූ නමුත් ලෝකයේ කිසිම රටක් මෙතෙක් නොකළ ආකාරයෙන් එම වාර්තාව කිසිදු සංශෝධනයක් නොකර රජය පිළිගෙන ඇති බව පෙන්වාදෙන ජනාධිපති නීතිඥ මනෝහාරද සිල්වා මහතා එය 1815 සුද්දන්ට මෙරට පාවාදීමට එහාගිය පාවාදීමක් බව යුතුකම සංවාද කවය සංවිධානය කළ සම්මණ්ත්‍රණයකට එක්වෙමින් පැවසීය. https://youtu.be/stT1_uevXcY... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 14/10/15)

UNCHR and Sri Lanka - How predicament set off hybrid resolution
Wendell W Solomons 
A diplomatic and media movement was carried out for years by the West to tarnish Sri Lanka's Rajapakse-led government. However, in a January 2015 poll — by his own design or through other circumstances — Mahinda Rajapakse suddenly dropped out of government office . The incoming Western-oriented UNF government could now be injured by the agenda which was being staged via the UNCHR in Geneva. Therefore the West had to keep its UNF ally from being burnt in a calamity meant for the previous Rajapakse government. The US stepped forward to lead out of the predicament.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/15)

Politicians, beware!
By Dr Upul Wijayawardhana Courtesy Island
It is a fact of life that indiscretions in the past, even minor or may even be trivial, might raise its’ ugly head and threaten the present or even shatter the dreams of the future. It is also true to say that in spite of their renowned thick skins, politicians more than any other, are susceptible to this phenomenon as well illustrated by recent happenings, both in Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom.Some are crafty enough to weather the storm but not all are lucky; some tainted even after death. The enthusiasm of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/15)

Foreign participation in ‘domestic mechanism’ confirmed Weliamuna reiterates Lanka lacks expertise to investigate ‘system crimes’
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island
Attorney-at-law J.C. Weliamuna yesterday confirmed that there would be international participation in the proposed domestic court to inquire into accountability issues in Sri Lanka. Addressing the media at the Information Department, Weliamuna said that Parliament would have to make the required amendments to pave the way for international participation in the process. He said that a hybrid court would have been much better where the addressing of the issues was concerned, but the recently adopted Geneva resolution co-sponsored by the government of Sri Lanka had promised on less intrusive mechanism. The Information Department organised the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/15)

Make Desmand Silva report public soon - Gammanpila
Daily News
Pivithuru Hela Urumaya General Secretary Udaya Gammanpila yesterday demanded the government to make the report of Sir Desmand Silva Q.C. public soon. He was speaking at a press conference in Colombo yesterday Gammanpila commended the Prime Minister’s announcement that he would table the Udalagama report and Paranagama report in Parliament on October 20. He said the report prepared by Sir Desmand Silva, an expert in the investigation of war crime charges, will help us in facing the international community at this juncture. Former Minister DEW Gunasekera said the the accused has become the complainant through the recent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/15)

එළියකන්ද වද කඳවුරේ සේවය කරන ලද මගේ රෝගියා
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම්. ජයතුංග
වධහිංසනය යනු මානව හිමිකම් උල්ලංඝණය කෙරෙන ඉතාම දරුණු අවස්ථාවලින් එකකි. සාමාන්‍යයෙන් වධහිංසනය යන්න හඳුන්වනු ලබනුයේ, පාපෝව්චාරණයක් ලබාගැනීම වැනි අරමුණක් සඳහා දඬුවමක්, තැතිගැන්වීමක් හෝ බලහත්කාර කමක් හෝ ඕනෑම ආකාරයක වෙනස්කමි කිරීමක් පදනමි කරගත් ශාරිරික හෝ මානසික අන්දමින් කිසිවෙකුහට දුකක් හෝ වේදනාවක්, වේතනාත්මකව පමුණුවන ඕනෑම ක්‍රියාවක් වශයෙනි. වධහිංසනය යනු වින්දිතයාට පමණක් නොව අපරාධකරුට ද අනර්ථයක් සිදුකරන දෙපැත්තම කැපෙන අසිපතකි. වධහිංසනය පමුණුවන බොහෝ අය විවිධ මානසික අපගමනයන්ගෙන් පෙළෙන අය වන අතර, බොහෝවිට ඔවුහු පරපීඩාකාමී තෘප්තියක් ලබති. පමුණුවන්නාගේ චිත්තවේගී අවශ්‍යතාවයන් වධහිංසනය මගින් එක්තරා දුරකට සන්තර්පනය වන අතර, ඔහු සිය කැමැත්තෙන්ම මෙම ක්‍රියාකාරකම්වල යෙදේ. ඔවුන් සහවේදීතාවයෙන් ඌණවන අතර, වින්දිතයාගේ දුක්බර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/15)

China keeps former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa in frame
This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition
Beijing's special envoy took the unusual step of meeting with Rajapaksa last week - official visits are usually limited to government figures. Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's tweet recording his meeting with Liu Zhenmin, which was unusual because Chinese envoys usually only meet with government officials. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this one was particularly eloquent. Adding a fresh twist to what would... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/15)

Judiciary desecrated: ‘darkest day’ in Parliamentary democracy
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
October 16, 1980, the ‘darkest day’ represented yet another blow to parliamentary democracy in Sri Lanka when Madam Sirimavo Bandaranaike, the world’s first head of state who made a tremendous contribution for the development of international relations by hosting the then powerful 86-nation  NAM’s Summit, was deprived of her civic rights and unceremoniously expelled from Parliament.  It was seen by the international community as the beginning of declining of good parliamentary governance and desecration of hallowed precincts of judiciary in Sri Lanka. ‘Judiciary’s capability’ Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, noted in his address to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/15)

Health insurance made affordable to all Sri Lankans via ATL’s ‘Suwasiri’
Courtesy Daily Mirror
ATL’s (Amãna Takaful’s) latest product ‘Suwasiri’, has made its mark in the insurance industry, as the most affordable health policy available in the market. This competitively priced, comprehensive insurance plan was designed as part of ATL’s ongoing efforts to remain ‘open to all’ and provide all segments of society with a suitable health insurance solution. While good health is a blessing, an illness can occur when it is least expected, and the financial burden of dealing with such unforeseen events can be overwhelming. The ‘Suwasiri’ health policy provides an annual insurance cover of Rs. 100,000/= for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/15)

Cairn India plans to exit Sri Lankan gas block: Reports
Courtesy moneycontrol.com
Cairn India is planning to exit its Sri Lankan gas block after two discoveries it had made were found to be commercially unviable, says report. Cairn, whose main asset are the oilfields in Barmer district of Rajasthan, will relinquish the 2,912 sq km block SL-2007-01-001 in the Mannar basin after expiry of exploration period at end of October, sources privy to the development said. The company has so far drilled four wells on the block and discovered gas reserves in two of them. But the discoveries were assessed to be commercially unviable. It has therefore decided not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/15)

‘Hybrid court ‘order’ in an international relations theory framework
By Dr. Kamal Wickremasinghe Courtesy Island
The Prince was also showing the tip of a ‘stick’ to Sri Lanka by recommending to the United Nations system and all member states should initiate investigations and prosecutions against Sri Lankans under the doctrine of universal jurisdiction.The neocons and their lapdogs at the UN have found the Sri Lankan government delegation they had to deal with, the foreign minister in particular a ‘babe in the woods’. The recently released UN report that accuses Sri Lanka of "crimes of interest to the international community" such as war crimes and crimes against humanity recommends the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/15)

Face the reality - Village Headman's team - totally incompetent
Talk of the town
This ignorant  'expert' (see  article below) cannot maintain that things have not improved with MS's antics. Incompetent Cabinet with one time dress designer as Minister of Foreign Affairs who is losing his way week to week, Losing friendship with China,  Pakistan, Russia,  Not daring to sack Central Bank chief, Sacking the CJ without a proper procedure, mounting an ever large cabinet,  appointing corrupt individuals as chit MPs ignoring the procedure and ignoring the pre election list and then elevating them to Cabinet, totally haphazard decision making without Cabinet discussion or consensus.  One sided investigations by the special division of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/15)

වත්මන් බුදු දහම තුලින් ලාංකේය සමාජ පරිහානියට පිළිතුරු දිය හැකිද?
දර්ශිත පුස්සේවෙල.
රටේ බහුතරය බෞද්ධයෝ වුවද සිදුවන මිනීමැරුම්,සොරකම්,මංකොල්ල කෑම්,ස්ත්‍රී දූෂණ වලට වගකිවයුතු බහුතරයද බෞද්ධයෝය. බොරුව දරුණු ලෙස සමාජගත වී ඇත.එය කෙතරම්ද කිවතොත් මිනිසුන් ඇත්ත කියා කියන්නෙද බොරුය.මේ සියල්ල දෙස ඉවසීමෙන් බලා සිටින විට යමක් හැඟේ.එනම් මේ බුදුන් දේශනා කල දහමේ යම් අඩුවක් නිසා සිදුවන දෙයක්ද?එසේත් නැතිනම් අප අසන දහමේ අඩුවක් නිසා සිදුවන දෙයක්ද?යන සැකයයි.එහෙත් බුද්ධිමත්ව කල්පනා කිරීමෙන් හා  වත්මන් බුදු සසුන දෙස බලන කල වැටහෙන සත්‍යය නම් මෙහි ඇත්තේ බුදුන් දේශනා කල දහම  නිවැරදි ලෙස සමාජගත නොවීමේ අඩුව හා ඒ වෙනුවෙන් වූ බහුතරයක් භික්ෂූන් වහන්සේලා  තම යුතුකම එක හෙලා පැහැර හැරීමයි.මෙය අප බෞද්ධයින් වශයෙන් කොතරම් සැඟවීමට උත්සහ කලද,සාධාරණීයකණය කිරීමට උත්සහ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/15)

Now, 71 university dons come out openly against UNHRC resolution
Courtesy Island
Close on the heels of a statement issued by 41 university academics supporting the recent UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka, more than 70 scholars have now come out vehemently opposing it. The dons describing themselves as ‘Responsible and concerned group of senior academics in the Sri Lankan University System’ opposed to the resolution, including about 30 professors, have written to President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan, the UNHRC and ambassadors accredited to Sri Lanka, explaining their position. Following is the full text of their letter: "In respect of the Resolution of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/15)

අපට විදෙස් ගිණුම් කිසිවක් අපට නෑ.. රත‍්‍රන් අශ්වයින්, හෙලිකොප්ටර්, ලැම්බොගිනි පන්නයේම බේගලයක්…
ඔහු මේ බව කියා සිටියේ හිටපු ප්‍රභූවරයෙකුගේ පුත්‍රයෙකුට අයිති විදේශීය බැංකු ගිණුමක් අත්හිටුවීම සඳහා අධිකරණ නියෝගයක් ලබා ගැනීමට යන බවට පළ වී තිබූ මාධ්‍ය වාර්තාවලට ප්‍රතිචාර දක්වමින්. ‘මගේවත් මගේ සහෝදරයන්ගේවත් මගේ දෙමාපියන්ගේවත් කිසිම ගිණුමක් පිටරට නැහැ. අපිට තියෙන වත්කම් මැතිවරණ කොමසාරිස්වරයාටත් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවටත් හෙළි කරලා තියෙන්නේ. මේක ද්වේශ සහගත ලෙස අපිට මඩ ගහන්න කරන දෙයක්.’ නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මන්ත්‍රීවරයා පැවසීය. නමුත් මේ පිළිබඳව අදහස් දක්වමින් රාජිත සේනාරත්න අමාත්‍යවරයා කියා සිටියේ හිටපු ප්‍රභූවරයෙකුගේ පුතෙකුට හිමි බැංකු ගිණුමක ඩොලර් බිලියනයකට අධික මුදලක් තිබෙන බවට ඩුබායි බැංකුවක ඉහල නිලධාරීන් මේ වන විට සනාථ කර ඇති බවයි. ‘ඒ වගේම මේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/15)

Khalifa of Islam address Dutch Parliament.
By A. Abdul Aziz.
 According to media reports, on 6 October 2015, World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, delivered an historic address at a special session of the Standing Committee for Foreign Affairs at the Netherlands National Parliament in the country’s capital city of Den Haag (The Hague) in front of an audience of more than 100 dignitaries and guests. Upon arrival at 4.35pm (local time), Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad was greeted by Harry van Bommel (Member of the House of Representatives and Deputy Chairman of the Standing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/10/15)

Puppet leaders of our protectorate
Courtesy The Nation
Sri Lanka’s de facto colony status is complete with the hybrid courts that are to be established under terms of the UNHRC resolution of which Sri Lanka was a co-sponsor. Local prosecutors and judges are being deemed to be incompetent, and local legal systems deemed inadequate. But the deeper implications are in the handing over of the country on a platter to foreign interests. This is from a political dispensation that alleged this country had been colonized by the Chinese. Those who think that the hybrid courts are a staple part and parcel of international... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/15)

Tame our politicians - Country needs a constitution to
By Cecil Atukorale (LLB Col.) - Courtesy The Nation
Whatever the form of Government, a monopoly of power in State would be the end of all civilised politics, whether it be the presidential executive or parliamentary executive. Constant experience has shown us that every man/woman invested with power is apt to abuse it to carry his/her authority as far as it will go. The more politicians want power, less it is about principles. As such the existence of a constitution does not mean automatically that there also exists a democratic system to go along with it. At all stages of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/15)

Geneva 2015 was not inevitable
By Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy The Nation
As the UK Permanent Representative explicitly stated when addressing the Human Rights Council on Oct 1, the US-UK resolution is firmly founded upon Zeid al Hussein’s report. As Zeid al Hussein made amply clear in his video statement to the Council a day earlier, Sept 30, his report contains at its core, the conclusion that war crimes, system crimes, of such magnitude and extent, were committed during our war that our judicial mechanism does not have the capacity to deal with them! Thus Zeid’s Report damns our war of self-defense, territorial reunification and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/15)

NJC expresses regret at Govt.’s decision on UNHRC resolution
By The Nation Online
The National Joint Committee (NJC) has issued a statement expressing regret at the initiative taken by the Government of Sri Lanka to co-sponsor the resolution at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva together with the United States. The full text of the committee’s statement is given below: STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE RESOLUTION CO-SPONSORED BY THE USA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA The National Joint Committee observes with regret the initiative taken by the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) to co-sponsor a resolution together with the USA; ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/15)

A Lesson for Cowardly Lankan Leaders from Nepal in Constitution Making
Dilrook Kannangara
After eight (8) years of deliberations, the Nepali parliament has finally approved its Constitution. Going by modern democratic standards, it is a fairly progressive constitution. Indian ethnic groups that are minorities in Nepal protested against it. India also protested against it claiming it doesn’t represent the interests of minorities. These minority groups live in larger numbers in India. Failing to make an impact, India made a strong protest with a dictate of seven (7) amendments. However, Nepal didn’t collapse under pressure as it stood its ground. All must hail Nepali leaders’ courage, commitment to democracy and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/10/15)

Sri Lanka does not need hybrid courts when the culprits sit in judgement
Shenali D Waduge
The UN keeps telling us that our local mechanisms are not good enough, our judiciary is not competent enough and our people are not good enough. Just who do these UN officials think they are pointing fingers when they can’t even put their own house in order. Sadly, we have a government that bows into submission every time a foreigner enters the scene and is ever ready to prostrate before them in agreement. Shouldn’t we be evaluating how successful these international tribunals are and more importantly ask ourselves why we should succumb to allegations that are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/10/15)

Hela Atuwawa -' තනි මම කුම් කරම් ජාතිය කල පවට'
"සිංහලයා මෝඩයා - කැවුම් කන්න යෝදයා"
"සිංහලයා මෝඩයා - කැවුම් කන්න යෝදයා" මේ උපහැරණය සිංහල ජාතිය පිළිබඳව අප රට යටත් විජිතයක් බවට පත්කරගෙන සිටි බටහිරයින් දුන් චරිත සහතිකයකි. එමෙන්ම "සිංහලයන්ට සියල්ල මතකයේ ‍රැ‍ඳෙන්නේ එක සතියක් පමණකි" යයි කියමින් සිංහලයින්ට චරිත සහතිකයක් දුන්නේ පිරබාහරන් (මැතිතුමා?) විසිනි. "සිංහලයින් කෙලෙහි ගුණ නොදත් ජාතියක් බවත්, තමන්ගේ මෘත කලේබරයවත් ලංකාව දෙසට හරවන්න එපා" යයි කීවේ මේ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ජාතික හා බෞද්ධ උන්නතිය වෙනුවෙන් මහත් කැප කිරීමක් කළ අනගාරික ධර්මපාල තුමන්ය. තවත් චරිත සහතික, අ‍ටුවා-ටීක අවශ්‍ය නැත. ලක්ෂ 48ක් පමණ ඡන්දදායකයන් පිරිසක් හැර අවශේෂය තමන්ගේ රට-ජාතියට වඩා, තම්න්ගේ බඩ-වියත අගනා බව අපහට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/10/15)

October 10 marks the 15th death anniversary of Sirimavo Bandaranaike - Buddhist Diplomacy in PM Sirimavo Bandaranaike’s Foreign Policy won World Respect for Sri Lanka
by Shenali D. Waduge
No post – independent Government won as much global plaudits for Sri Lanka’s foreign policy as during the time when Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike was Prime Minister. The country witnessed a string of foreign policy successes one after the other mainly during her first two terms of office i.e. 1960 – 1965, and 1970 – 1977.  What was the basis of her foreign policy? In her own words “The Buddhist principles 'pancha seela' governed the tenets of our foreign policy and we made the world aware of this praiseworthy principle”. Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike’s successful intervention on behalf of the Colombo... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/10/15)

A Short History of U.S. Bombing of Civilian Facilities
By Jon Schwarz  Courtesy Information Clearing House
October 08, 2015 " Information Clearing House" - "The Intercept" -   On October 3, a U.S. AC-130 gunship attacked a hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières in Kunduz, Afghanistan, partially destroying it. Twelve staff members and 10 patients, including three children, were killed, and 37 people were injured. According to MSF, the U.S. had previously been informed of the hospital’s precise location, and the attack continued for 30 minutes after staff members desperately called the U.S. military. The U.S. first claimed the hospital had been “collateral damage” in an airstrike aimed at “individuals” elsewhere who... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/10/15)

ASHOKA - An Emperor to emulate
King Ashoka, the third monarch of the Indian Mauryan dynasty, has come to be regarded as one of the most exemplary rulers in world history. The British historian H.G. Wells has written: " Ashoka (264 to 227 B.C.), one of the great monarchs of history, whose dominions extended from Afghanistan to Madras... is the only military monarch on record who abandoned warfare after victory. He had invaded Kalinga (255 B.C.), a country along the east coast of Madras, perhaps with some intention of completing the conquest of the tip of the Indian peninsula. The expedition was successful, but he was... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 10/10/15)

Iraqis Look to 'Hajji Putin' to Save Them From ISIL
Courtesy Sputnik News
Following the success of the Russian airstrikes in Syria, and Washington’s failure to do so thus far, Iraqis are looking for new ways to wipe out the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorist group. Many are calling for the assistance of "Hajji Putin."  With Russian missile strikes dealing significant damage to IS infrastructure in Syria, many Iraqis are beginning to question the effectiveness of the US-led coalition. © RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY Russia Versus ISIL: Here's What Happened So Far "I have been waiting for Russia to get involved in the fight against Daesh," Mohammed Karim Nihaya, a painter living in Baghdad, told Agence... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/10/15)

Chemistry is applied in energy saving cooking then to stop smell depositing while cooking
Dr Hector Perera    London
Even in cooking chemistry is applied. Remember your kitchen is a kind of real chemistry laboratory.  All the cooking ingredients are nothing but chemicals that is vegetables, chickens, fish or even beef are nothing but complicated chemicals and they are mixed with a number of other chemicals such as in spices and subjected for heating to get cooked. The heating helps to break bonds so that new bonds are formed during cooking. One of the process used is reflux it has many usage in chemistry. It is commonly used in distillation processes. It is also... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/10/15)

U.S. 'Carrot & Stick' policy on Sri Lanka imposed in '02 & '15
By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune Political Note
Washington, D.C. 10 October (Asiantribune.com): Sri Lanka could not avoid the 'Carrot & Stick' policy of the United States in November 2002 during the then Ranil Wickremasinghe's administration when it was forced to sign the globally controversial ICC Article 98 with the Super Power in exchange of economic and other benefits. The international agreements mentioned in Article 98(2) of the Rome Statute during 2002 was referred to by several terms, including Article 98 agreements, bilateral immunity agreements (BIAs),impunity agreements, and bilateral non-surrender agreements. Starting in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/10/15)

පලාලි සින්ඩ්‍රෝමයේ කම්පනය
පලාලි සින්ඩ්‍රෝමයේ කම්පනය -පශ්චාත් යුද මානසිකත්ව සංකූලතාව පිලිබඳ ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය අත්දැකීම  වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංගගේ කෘතියක්.
 පශ්චාත් යුද මානසිකත්ව සංකූලතාව පිලිබඳ ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය අත්දැකීම  වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංගගේ කෘතියක්.  මෙම ග්‍රන්ථය ලෝකය පුරාම මිලදීගැනීමේ පහසුව සලසා ඇත. පහත දැක්වෙන සබඳතාවයෙන් පිවිසෙන්න. මෙතනින් පිවිසෙන්න http://www.amazon.ca/Shell-Palali-Syndrome-Lankan-Experience-ebook/dp/B00MOE1IBA වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම්. ජයතුංග විසින් රචිත “Shell Shock to Palali Syndrome- PTSD Sri Lankan Experience”  ග්‍රන්ථය පශ්චාත් යුද මානසිකත්ව සංකූලතා පිළිබඳව කදීම පිවිසීමක් පමණක් නොව වර්තමාන ශ්‍රී ලංකාව මුහුණදී සිටින අර්බුදකාරී තත්වය පිලිබඳ මනා විග්‍රහයක් කෙරෙන කෘතියක්ද වෙයි. දශක තුනකට වැඩි  කාලයක් තිස්සේ ඇදීගිය ජනවාර්ගික අර්බුදයත්, දිවයිනේ දකුණු පළාත්වල පැණ නැගුනු අන්තවාදී වාමාංශික කැරලිකරුවන් උරුම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/10/15)

Principal findings of OHCHR report
By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy Island
The fact that the Government did not exploit these internationally accepted provisions to restrict the impact of the OHCHR report, but instead, co-sponsored the resolution on Sri Lanka is to be deeply regretted. Since the findings in the report are not mandatory it may not be too late to reevaluate at least some of the "principal findings" since para. 1115 states that the "findings listed below are analysed primarily within the framework of international human rights law", when in fact all of the findings should be analysed within the framework of international humanitarian law and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/10/15)

Any doubts? Determine for yourselves (hybrid court or not)
Adopted Resolution (with SL's co-sponsorship)Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General -Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka High Commissioner's recommendations) (SL has agreed in the adopted resolution to implement them) - Remember, this report has been complied on the evidence,  collected from over 6000 people, whose names won't be revealed until 2030.Comprehensive report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka An image of some of the WAR HEROES whose name are in UNHRC... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 10/10/15)

Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General -Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka
General Assembly
Distr.: Limited 29 September 2015 Original: English
Human Rights Council Thirtieth session Agenda item 2 Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General Albania, Australia,* Germany, Greece,* Latvia, Montenegro, Poland,* Romania,* Sri Lanka,* the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America: draft resolution 30/…   Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka The Human Rights Council, Reaffirming the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, Guided by... -Full Story-
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Comprehensive report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka
United Nations A/HRC/30/61
General Assembly Distr.: General 28 September 2015 Original: English Human Rights Council
Thirtieth session
Agenda item 2 Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General Comprehensive report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka* Summary The present report contains the principal findings of the comprehensive investigation conducted by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights into alleged serious violations and abuses of human rights... -Full Story-
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Peoples Voice Muted in Parliament
Today (2015.10.08), when Hon Dinesh Gunawardena, MP, raised a matter of "public interest" (transferring of permanent employees of Central Bank who had given hard evidence to parliament on the infamous bond scandal under good governance in February 2015) under section 17 of Standing Orders in Sri Lanka Parliament (Mr Gunawardena is one of the senior most MPs with over 30 years of experience in Parliamentary tradition & practice), the Speaker did not allow it even to be mentioned in Parliament and went further by adjourning Parliament sittings. issue: under the guise of "regular transfers" close to some... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 10/10/15)

Demand an Independent Investigation Into the U.S. Bombing of a Doctors Without Borders Hospital!
This weekend, a US airstrike claimed the lives of ten humanitarians from Doctors Without Borders and 12 patients — including three children.
Sign the Petition The staff came from all over the world, offering their time and talents to heal the people of Afghanistan's war-torn Kunduz province. Patients journeyed from miles away for medical and surgical care they could get nowhere else in the region. This was a tragic loss of life. Demand an independent international investigation to find out the truth about the US bombing of Doctors Without Borders' hospital. On Saturday, US planes repeatedly bombed Doctors Without... -Full Story-
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  • 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
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    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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