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Sri Lanka warns of resurgence of demand for Tamil Eelam; President Maithiripala Sirisena says separatists regrouping abroad
Courtesy Firstpost
Colombo: Sri Lanka's president warned that Tamil extremists were regrouping abroad to revive their demand to divide the island nation nine years after the end of its decades-long ethnic war. Maithripala Sirisena said government forces had failed to quash the Tamil rebels' separatism, although they were militarily conquered by May 2009 following a no-holds-barred offensive. "We have defeated terrorism of the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam), but we have not been able to defeat their ideology," Sirisena said. At a ceremony to mark the ninth anniversary of the end of the war, Sirisena said... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/18)

Mangala's Sophistry
By Palitha M Senanayake
Joining the debate in Parliament against the recent Motion of No Confidence against the Prime Minister, Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, the Minister of finance and Media attempted to portray the current Prime Minister, as the most erudite political personality that held sway over the island's politics during the last two decades.  Citing examples from the past, he mentioned that while he was with the current PM's political bete noire, the former President Chandrika Kumaranethunge, he commenced all the SLFP political campaigns by pasting posters proclaiming that ‘Ranil Can't'. This, he said was a strategy designed to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/18)

වෙනත් රටක් ඇල්ලීමට ගොස් සර්ව සාධාරණ මරණ අපේක්ෂා කිරීම ලෝක මෝඩකමකි
පාලිත ආරියරත්න
සිංහලයන් මර නින්දේය. ආගමික ගුණ්ඩුව වෙනුවට සර්වාගමික ගුණ්ඩුව ද මෙරට රජයමින් තිබේ. යුද්ධයෙන් පසු සැබෑ සාමය ඇතිවුණි එහෙත් ඒ ජිවිත පුජාවෙන් දිනාගත් සාමය පසෙකලා සර්වාගමික සාම යුද්ධයක් ඇති කොට ‘සාමය මුවාවෙන්' යන තේමාව යටතේ උඩුදුවන සාම පිස්සුව කවදා කොතනකින් ඉවරවෙදෝ යයි ද අපි නොදනිමු. යුරෝපා දේශයේ නටන බාල් එම ආකාරයෙන්ම නැටීමට අප සමත්ය දිනපතා විකාශනය වෙන රුපවාහිනී වැඩසටහන් නැරබීමෙන් ද දැනගත හැකිය. හිමින්සිරුවෙන් ටිකෙන් ටික සිංහල බෞද්ධයන් අසරණ කිරීමට විවිධ කොමිෂන් සභා ඇතිකර තිබේ. රටට ආගන්තුකව ආ පිරිස් වෙත වැඩි සහනද සිංහල අපිට අසහනද ඉදිරියේදී ඇතිවන අන්දමින් බලපෑ හැකි නිර්දේශ රාශියක් කොමිසම් වල ඇත. කොමිසම් නිර්දේශ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/18)

ඊලාම් යුද්ධයේදී ෆීල්ඩ් මාෂල් සරත් ෆොන්සේකාගේ දායකත්වය
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
ප්‍රභාකරන් ගේ එල්. ටී.ටී.ඊ සංවිධනය ලෝකයා භයානකම ත්‍රස්තවාදී සංවිධානය ලෙසින් වර්ධනය වෙමින් තිබුණි. බොහෝ හමුදා නිලධාරීන් , යුද විශ්ලේශකයන් , මෙන්ම දේශපාලකයන් ද එල්. ටී.ටී.ඊ සංවිධනය කිසි දිනෙක යුදමය වශයෙන් පරාජය කල නොහැකි සංවිධානයක් බව කීහ​. එහෙත්   ත්‍රිවිධ හමුදාව විසින් ප්‍රභාකරන් නසා දමා එල්. ටී.ටී.ඊ සංවිධනය මිලිටරිමය වශයෙන් පරාජය කරන ලදි. මෙම සටනේදී සරත් ෆොන්සේකාගේ භූමිකාව පෙන්වා දිය හැක්කේ කෙසේද ?  යුද හමුදාපතිවරයා වශයෙන් ජෙනරාල් සරත් ෆොන්සේකාගේ යුදමය නායකත්වයද ප්‍රභාකරන් යුදමය වශයෙන් පරාජය කිරීම සඳහා අනවතරයෙන් බලපාන ලදී. ඊලාම් යුද්දය ජය ගැනීමට ඔහු දුන් දායකත්වය අති විශාලය. ජෙනරාල් සරත් ෆොන්සේකා සම කළ හැක්කේ ජෙනරාල් ජෝජ් පැටන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/18)

Almost half of US families can't afford basics like rent and food
by Tami Luhby  Courtesy CNN
The economy may be chugging along, but many Americans are still struggling to afford a basic middle class life.
Nearly 51 million households don't earn enough to afford a monthly budget that includes housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone, according to a studyreleased Thursday by the United Way ALICE Project. That's 43% of households in the United States. Related: Unemployment is below 4% for the first time since 2000 The figure includes the 16.1 million households living in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/18)

Sri Lanka warns of Tamil separatist resurgence
Courtesy Mailonline
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Sirisena came to power in January 2015 on the back of strong support from the minority Tamil community Sri Lanka's president Saturday warned that Tamil extremists were regrouping abroad to revive their demand to divide the island nation nine years after the end of its decades-long ethnic war. Maithripala Sirisena said government forces had failed to quash the Tamil rebels' separatism, although they were militarily conquered by May 2009 following a no-holds-barred offensive. "We have defeated terrorism of the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam), but we have not been able... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/18)

Some can't identify difference between soldiers and terrorists - MS
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
President Maithripala Sirisena today said that it is a shame that certain politicians and NGOs have failed to identify the difference between the soldier and the terrorist. “It is shame that some government and opposition politicians and NGOs which are after money fails to identify the difference between the soldier and the terrorist,” the President said addressing the” National War heroes day ” held near the war heroes monument in parliament grounds today (19). He invited everybody who respects the great local cultural inheritance and wants to work on behalf the country, the people and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/18)

JVP hits back at Rajitha
Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror
JVP MP Vijitha Herath yesterday rejected the statement made by Minister Rajitha Senaratne where he compared the the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) with the LTTE and said it was surprising for the minister, who had led a terrorist outfit known as “Pra” to make such a statement. He told Daily Mirror the JVP was a political party that had stood for peoples’ rights, their day-to-day issues and for justice. “The JVP was banned in 1981 based on false allegations against us. But we have done our politics together with the people since 1970. We... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/18)

A search for a strong man
By Narada Courtesy Ceylon Today
In our crucible of chaos, it now appears, that there is a simulated search for a strong man. Hoopla is a European carnival game where competitors throw hoops around pegs. On Sunday, 13 May 2018 Gotabaya Rajapaksa played ‘Hoopla’ at the Shangri-La. He put the hoop round the peg – the ‘Presidential Candidacy of the Pohottu party’. The hoopla at the Shangri-La last Sunday suggested that there is a strong and substantial body of thought in our polity, firm in its conviction that we are in need of a strong man, a man of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/18)

Lankan President’s call to fight extremism in the South as well as the North
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 19 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena reiterated on Saturday that the Sri Lankan armed forces had not committed war crimes as alleged by sections of the media and extremist organizations. Addressing the annual War Heroes’ Day here, Sirisena also called upon Sri Lankans to fight extremism in the South as well as the North of the country. “The war heroes have been commemorated for nine consecutive years. It is sad to see a majority failing to identify the difference between a war hero and a terrorist” President Sirisena said. Speaking further, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/18)

Attorney General’s Dept. high-ups accused of corruption
by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island
May 19, 2018, 8:35 pm In January 2018, the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption filed case No: 87741/01/18 in the Colombo Magistrate’s Court against former Deputy Solicitor General (DSG) A.H.M.D.Nawaz (who is now an Appeal Court Judge), former Attorney General Mohan Peiris and former Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Energy M.M.C.Ferdinando. The main charge was that former DSG Nawaz had not taken into account the findings of two reports of Committees headed by S.J.Pathirana dated October 2009 and by M.A.R.D.Jayatileke dated July 2010 with regard to several transactions at Lanka... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/18)

US pastor Michael Curry fired up Britain’s royal wedding on Saturday with love (Loving Kindness) sermon
Courtesy The Island
US pastor Michael Curry fired up Britain’s royal wedding on Saturday with some passionate oratory about the importance of love that left Britons used to far more traditional royal ceremonies bemused. Curry, the first African-American leader of the US Episcopal Church, opened his sermon in front of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle by quoting Martin Luther King. https://youtu.be/fTMWJU9Nafk "We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will be able to make of this old world a new world. Love... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/05/18)

The need for a new patriotic Political Movement, to rescue this country, Sinhala Nation and the Buddha Sasana from the imminent disastrous end to which this Government is taking. A Final call to all Patriots.
Dr Sudath Gunasekara 22.10.2017
Looking at the way how our political parties in this country have ruined the country during the past 69 years that was the richest in South East Asia by 1948, and are continuing to do so alternatively even now. As for me, therefore I have no faith or trust in any of the existing political parties as none of them have a clear cut national policy, other than their own enrichment. They all are only parasitic bunches of self-centered power crazy set of men and women who have no concern for the country or the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/18)

මහින්ද පාර්ශවයේ යෝධයෝ
ඇම්  ඩී පී දිසානායක විසිනි
රජයෙන් ඉවත්වු   16 දෙනා තවමත් තෙපරබාමින් කල් මරති.  මේ   16 දෙනා රතුපළස විල්ළුද දමා ඉමහත් සතුටින්, දුර දිග නොබලා, කලබලවී,  මහින්ද බලකොටුවට ඇතුලත් කර නොගැනීම ගැන අපේ ඉමහත් සතුට පළකරමු මෛත‍්‍රී ළඟ වැදවැටී සිටින මේ සරණාගතයන් නැවත ඇමති කම් ලබා පව්සමා  කරගනු  ඇත.     මොවුන් සුර සැප විඳිද්දී විමල් සිරබත් කෑවේය .  මොවුන් සුර සැප විඳිද්දී බැසිල් සිරබත් කෑවේය.  මොවුන් සුර සැප විඳිද්දී උදය සිරබත් කෑවේය. මොවුන් සුර සැප විඳිද්දී රණවිරැවන් තවමත් සිරබත් කන්නේය. මොවුන් සුර සැප විඳිද්දී ඝෝඨාභය රාජපක්ශ  දඩයම දිගටම දියත් වන්නේය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/18)

US Bullied Sri Lanka during Last Phase of Eelam War IV
Michael Roberts
The ethnographic ‘nugget’ from Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama recorded by Professor Chandre Dharma-wardana in 2013 has set off a hornet’s nest.[1] In pursuing further inquiries, I have reached the tentative conclusion that Bogollagama has not presented a total fib.[2] He is probably referring to the entry of an US recce team rather than a commando force from America’s Pacific Air Command (PACOM in short) at some point during the last phase of the war – probably in February/March.. This would have been around the time the Western conglomerate in Sri Lanka known officially as the “Co-Chairs” had... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/18)

Rajitha Factually Incorrect: Dead Tamil Terrorists Not Children of Mother Lanka
 Dilrook Kannangara
Rajitha made another joke recently saying dead Tamil terrorists were also children of Mother Lanka. It is not true. They were never sons and daughters of this nation. In fact, they did their very best to murder Mother Lanka and thankfully failed. They were self-admitted children of a mythical nation called Tamil Eelam. Their dream nation was buried along with them. At least 35% of Tamil terrorists were citizens of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. They were never citizens of Sri Lanka. There is no record of them living or dying in Sri Lanka. Tamil... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/18)

GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA SHOULD BE CAREFULL DEALING WITH THE ALL CEYLON JAMIYATHUL ULEMA (ACJU).
By Noor Nizam. 
Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener – “The Muslim Voice”, 18th., May, 2018. “An open letter to Former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa”.  Since 2014,"The Muslim Voice" spoke in favour of the Sri Lanka Muslims supporting the "MAHINDA PELA" or now JO which has reborn as a political party - the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (POTTUWA). In recent months, “The Muslim Voice” has advocated that the Sri Lanka Muslim Community should start thinking to support the most eligible and qualified candidate supported by the majority people – former Secretary of Defence –... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/18)

යූතනේසියාව
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
මීගමුව රෝහලේදී මා හඳුනා ගත් එක් වෛද්‍යවරයෙක් සිටියේය​. ඔහු සේවය කලේ ළමා රෝග විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය ශාන්ති මාලා මහත්මියගේ වාට්ටුවේය​. වෛද්‍ය ශාන්ති මාලා මහත්මිය සහ ඇයගේ ජේෂ්ඨ වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරිනිය වාට්ටුවේ පොඩි පොඩි සාද තිබෙන විට මටද ආරාධනා කරති. වෛද්‍ය ශාන්ති මාලා මියට ප්‍රථම සිටි ළමා රෝග විශේෂඥ  වින්සන්ට් පෙරේරා මහතාද මා සමග කුළුපගව සිටි හෙයින් ළමා වාට්ටුව මට සුපුරුදු ස්ථානයක් විය​. එම නිසා මේ වාට්ටුවේ සිටි වෛද්‍යවරු සහ හෙදියෝ මා සමග මිතුරු වූහ  මෙම වෛද්‍යවරයා ඉන්ටර්න්වරයෙකු ලෙස ළමා වාට්ටුවට ආවේය​. ඔහු ආනන්ද විද්‍යාලයේ ඉගෙනුම ලබා තිබූ නිසාදෝ අප අතර සුහදතාව වර්ධනය විය​. අප සේවා මුරයෙන් පසු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/18)

Ven. Udakendawala Siri Saranankara - The legendary freedom-fighter
by W. A. Abeysinghe Courtesy:  Sunday Observer
The life of Venerable Udakendawala Siri Saranankara is inseparable from the history of the world peace movement. His service to mankind as a peace champion, disciple of the Buddha and an internationalist is remarkable. My humble attempt in this essay, therefore, is only to dwell upon a few noteworthy aspects of his great life, with special reference to his association with the world peace struggle. His life is a fascinating story of a village boy who joined the Order of the Compassionate Buddha and fought the British, both in his motherland and in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/18)

කහ බළල්ලු, කොළ බළල්ලු නම් ත්‍රස්‌තවාදී කල්ලිවල නායකයා රාජිත සේනාරත්නයි..
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එදා කහ බළල්ලු, කොළ බළල්ලු නමින් ඝාතන රැසක්‌ කළ ප්‍රා කල්ලියේ නායකයාව සිටි රාජිත සේනාරත්න නමැත්තා අද ජවිපෙ සහ එල්. ටී. ටී. ඊ. ය සමාන කිරීම ජුගුප්සාජනක බව ජනතා විමුක්‌ති පෙරමුණේ ප්‍රචාරක ලේකම් විජිත හේරත් මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කළේය. කැබිනට්‌ මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක ඇමැති රාජිත සේනාරත්න මහතා පෙරේදා (16දා) ඇමැති මණ්‌ඩල මාධ්‍ය හමුවේදී කළ ප්‍රකාශය සම්බන්ධව අදහස්‌ දක්‌වමින් විජිත හේරත් මහතා මෙසේද කීවේය. එදා කහ බළල්ලු, කොළ බළල්ලු නමින් ත්‍රස්‌ත ක්‍රියා කළ ප්‍රා කල්ලියේ නායකයා තමයි රාජිත සේනාරත්න. ප්‍රා කියන්නේ මිනීමරු කල්ලියක්‌. එදා ජනතා විමුක්‌ති පෙරමුණ ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී පක්‌ෂයක්‌. එදා ජවිපෙ රටේ යුක්‌තිය, සමානාත්මතාව ඇති කිරීම වෙනුවෙන් මැදිහත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/18)

Today terrorist roam free while war heroes languish in prison - Gotabaya
By Yusuf Ariff  Courtesy Adaderana
We should never forget the sacrifices made by Sri Lanka’s war heroes during the country’s 30 years of war against terrorism, says former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. But due to international pressure and the malicious accusations being made against the war heroes, today they are facing severe hardships, he claimed. “We all know that right now a large number of war heroes have been jailed,” Rajapaksa said, speaking exclusively to Ada Derana on the occasion of the war heroes’ commemoration day. “At a time when the terrorists who murdered and destroyed the livelihoods... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/18)

Call to Lankan Tamils to observe May 18 every year as “ Tamil Genocide Day”
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 18 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan Tamils should observe May 18 every year as “Tamil Genocide Day”, said the Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran on Friday. He was speaking on the fourth annual remembrance day at Mullivaikkal, the scene of killings in the last stages of the war against Tamil Tiger separatists in 2009. In his emotionally charged and hard hitting oration, Wigneswaran called upon the International Community to directly intervene to secure justice for the Tamils and restore their “sovereignty”. He endorsed the suggestion of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that ‘Universal... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/18)

Where is the timbre of reconciliation?
Lucien Rajakarunanayake Courtesy The Island
May 18, 2018, 10:22 pm This is the Day of Peace – when the LTTE was finally defeated, at Mullivaikkal in the Mullaithivu District. The path of peace is that, or should be that, of reconciliation. It is a word we have heard so often, especially in the past three years. President Maithripala Sirisena, who says he will not retire in 2020, when his term as President ends, has stated that reconciliation remains to be achieved. But the President’s Office obviously has more important things than reconciliation today, such as the speedy appointment of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/18)

China, India and the Indian Ocean: Sri Lanka’s Foreign Policy Challenges
Dr Palitha Kohona Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations; Former Foreign Secretary.Courtesy The Island
Sri Lanka’s foreign relations must reflect the country’s priorities. Sitting in the middle of the Indian Ocean at the southern tip of India, Sri Lanka occupies an enviable strategic position. A blessing that, with careful and thoughtful handling and long term vision, can be leveraged to its advantage and, mismanaged, a curse that has and will attract the unwelcome attentions of global and regional powers seeking to strategically dominate the Indian Ocean. Throughout history, Sri Lanka has captivated the greedy interest of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/18)

Indian "professionals" in late colonial Ceylon
by Tissa Devendra Courtesy The Island
Today's news media are flooded with an endless ha-ho by home grown "professionals" against infiltration by unwanted Indians encroaching into their employment niches. This controversy takes my memory back to my boyhood in a Ceylon which was yet a British Colony. Our neighbour India too was British ruled . As such, no passports were necessary for Ceylonese and Indians to travel from Dondra Head to the Himalayan foothills. Travelling to India by rail only required a ticket from the Fort Railway Station. Then prosperous Ceylon became a magnet for various classes of Indians, mostly... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/18)

Sri Lanka elephants face plastic danger foraging dumps for food
Courtesy Mail on Line
Hundreds of Sri Lanka's wild elephants now scavage at rubbish dumps, risking their health due to plastic scraps mixed with rotting food At a garbage dump in central Sri Lanka a herd of wild elephants forage among a mountain of rubbish, swallowing dangerous scraps of plastic mixed with rotting food in what experts warn is an increasing problem for the revered animals. Due to illegal dumping near wildlife sanctuaries, hundreds of Sri Lanka's estimated 7,500 wild elephants now scavenge at rubbish tips and many are being made sick by what they eat,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/18)

Sri Lanka: Committee To Prevent Money Laundering And Terrorism Financing
By Eurasia Review
Since the number of financial crimes have been increased with the expansion of technology, better coordination among Government institutions is essential to face this situation successfully. Accordingly the proposal submitted by Sri Lanka’s Mangala Samaraweera Minister of Finance and Mass Media to widen the composition of National Coordinating Committee for Preventing Money Laundering and Terrorism Funding was approved by the cabinet of Ministers. Commissioner General of the Department of Inland Revenue, Commissioner General of the Department of Exercise, Director General of Bribery Commission and representatives of Ministry of Defence and Ministry of National Policies and Economic affairs,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/18)

New child-killing virus hits Sri Lanka's south
Source: Xinhua   2018-05-17 15:50:54
COLOMBO, May 17 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's health officials on Thursday warned that a new virus affecting children was spreading in the island's south and five deaths had already been reported. The Government Information Department quoting medical officials said the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle had been experiencing an increase in the number of patients who arrived with a fever over the past few days. According to doctors, patients who were admitted include children aged two to three years old as well as infants who are less than six months old. The symptoms of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/18)

Sri Lanka records 1 million patients suffering from asthma
Source: Xinhua   2018-05-16 17:03:13
COLOMBO, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka has recorded a rise in asthma patients with at least 1 million affected by the respiratory disease and over 1,000 deaths reported per year, the government media information department quoting medical experts said here on Wednesday. Respiratory Physician Dr. Keerthi Gunasekera from the Sri Lanka College of Pulmonologists (SLCP) said the number of asthma patients in Sri Lanka was on the rise and urgent steps needed to be taken to bring the disease under control. The disease, Dr. Keerthi explained, inflames and narrows the airways, making it difficult... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/18)

Nine years after: On ninth anniversary of the end of civil war in Sri Lanka
EDITORIAL Courtesy The Hindu
The anniversary of the civil war’s end reveals the persisting ethnic division in Sri Lanka
Nine years is perhaps too short a time for deep wounds to heal, but it is enough time to begin to introspect. However, going by the polarised views around the anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war, there are few signs of that. For the Tamils who gathered in Mullaitivu district in the Northern Province on Friday, it was a day to remember loved ones killed in those savage final days of the war that ended on May 18,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/05/18)

SRI LANKAN SOVEREIGNTY, NON NEGOTIABLE!
by Tamara Kunanayakam An intellectually inspired Sri Lanka Viyathmaga Workshop on International Relations Colombo, 13 May 2018
Sri Lankan sovereignty, its supremacy in domestic policy and independence in foreign policy, is under a two-pronged attack: At the UN Human Rights Council, the attack is led by US neoconservatives who aggressively promote direct, unilateral, preventive, and pre-emptive intervention, including military, in the internal affairs of sovereign States; Within Sri Lanka, their ideological counterparts, the neoliberals, lead the attack on the economic front. In Geneva, the pretext is alleged war crimes; in Sri Lanka, bad governance and corruption. The neoconservative attack... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/18)

Tamara Kunanayagam at Viyathmaga Forum: Selling Sri Lanka to Foreign Companies  
By shenali Waduge
The Viyathmaga Annual Convention was held on 13th May 2018 at the Shangrila Hotel. Former diplomat Tamara Kunanayagam speaking on the topic of Sri Lanka’s Sovereignty: Non Negotiable her excellent presentation drew attention to a shocking scenario that if not addressed would result in catastrophic outcomes for the island & its citizens. What has the neoliberal project in store for Sri Lanka & how can we negate it? In short she says that the present Government & their stooges have “been placed in the positions they occupy precisely because of a shared vision with the neoliberals,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/18)

There should be no commemoration of terrorism,  but celebration of its elimination on the 19th May, every year.
By Charles S.Perera
Mullivaikkal  death of terrorists remembrance events in the North and East  commenced with lighting of lamps in Chemmani, Mirisuvil in Jaffna and  Uyilankulam in  Mannar, last Friday. The commerations will continue for one week. It was reported, “The commemorations were attended by former Jaffna University Vice Chancellor, Prof. S. Mohanadas, Provincial Councillors, local government and civil society representatives. The commemorative events will take place across the North and East in the run up to 18 May.” While all that is happening in the North, in the South the President Sirisena’s and Prime Minister Ranil’s government Spokesman ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/18)

Buddha Statue attacked again
Asoka .Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1
17 May 2018 The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN Ottawa Dear Editor: The anti-Buddha witch-hour happened again sharp at 12:45 this morning, when a man carrying about a 6-foot long 2"x 4" crossed the road opposite the Heron Gate Senior Community Center and entered the Buddhist Temple property at 1481 Heron Road, jumped over the short fence which was installed just two days ago, and wacked at the neck a few times. It couldn't do the intended task, to decapitate it again. In frustration he left the piece... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/18)

ගිය අවුරුදු තුනේදී දාපු සෙල්ලම්වලට හිරබත් කන්න කට්ටියම ලෑස්ති වෙන්න
උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂයේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂකයා කවුරු වුණත් ඊළඟ ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී ආණ්ඩුවට හැප්පෙන්නට සිදුවන්නේ එසේ මෙසේ බලවේගයක් සමඟ නොවන බව ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂයේ කැඳවුම්කරු, ගම්පහ දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි ප්‍රසන්න රණතුංග පැවැසීය. ආණ්ඩුවේ සියලු බලවේග එක මිටට ගෙන පරාජය කිරීමේ හැකියාව ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂයට ඇති බව පවැසූ රණතුංග මහතා පසුගිය පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණයේදී දණින් වැටුණු ආණ්ඩුව ඊළඟ මැතිවරණයේදී හොම්බෙන් යැවීමට තමන් සූදානම් බවත් අවධාරණය කළේය. ප්‍රසන්න රණතුංග මන්ත්‍රිවරයා මේ අදහස් පළ කළේ මිනුවන්ගොඩ ආසනයේ ව්‍යාපාරික ප්‍රජාව සමඟ උඩුගම්පොළදී පැවැති සාකච්ඡාවකට එක්වෙමිනි. මන්ත්‍රිවරයා එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් මෙසේද පැවැසීය. අද ආණ්ඩුවේ ලොකුම ප්‍රශ්නය බවට පත්වෙලා තියෙන්නේ ලබන අවුරුද්දේ පැවැත්වීමට නියමිත ජනාධිපතිවරණයට විපක්ෂයේ අපේක්ෂකයා කවුද කියන එකයි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/18)

Thousands of patients stranded in Sri Lanka as doctors strike
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 17 (newsin.asia) – Thousands of patients were stranded in Sri Lanka on Thursday as healthcare facilities in state hospitals came to a standstill following a strike launched by doctors from the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA). Local media reported that the GMOA began the strike on Thursday morning and will end it on Friday. It is being staged against the recently signed Free Trade Agreement between Sri Lanka and Singapore and a proposed ETCA Agreement with India. Deputy Director of Cardiology and OPD services of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Dr. Cyril... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/18)

Asphalt cowboys and yahapalana puppets
Editorial Courtesy The Island
May 17, 2018, 10:09 pm Private bus owners have once again proved that they are no respecters of government decisions; they are a law unto themselves. They contemptuously rejected a Cabinet approved 6.56% bus fare hike and forced the government to grant a 12.5% bus fare increase and a minimum fare of Rs. 12. No government seems equal to the task of taming them. The Sirisena-Wickremesinghe administration claims to do everything very scientifically, and it must have used some scientific method to work out the 6.56% fare hike without increasing the minimum fare. The yahapalana... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/05/18)

Extremist Spectre - SOUTH ASIAN INTELLIGENCE REVIEW - MALDIVES
Nijeesh N. Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management
The Global Terrorism Index 2017 report states, "Over the last 15 years, Bhutan and the Maldives have experienced the lowest levels of terrorist impact in the region." There were, nevertheless, several developments indicative of growing Islamist radicalization in the Maldives in the recent past, adversely impacting its national security. Former President Mohamed Nasheed in an interview published on February 25, 2018, thus warned, The Maldives is threatened by a religious extremist take over. It is not an exaggeration to say that there is now a parallel state in the Maldives.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/18)

The Colonial Heritage
R Chandrasoma
Mr Senaka Weeraratna writes with great warmth on the cultural depredation and the wanton foisting of an alien culture by the Colonial Overlords of historic Sri Lanka. He – like many high-spirited nationalists and floridly patriotic folk – see the advent of the marauding foreigner and the foisting of elements of an alien culture as an unmitigated disaster for the people of this country. Let us note first that ‘historic’ Sri Lanka was very far from being a role model for the rest of the civilized world. For long centuries a brutal overlord – the King –... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/18)

ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ හා විධායක ජනාධිපති ධූරය.
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි
මේ දිනවල, ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ, රටපුරා මහා පරිමානයෙන් විධායක ජනාධිපති ධූරය, අහෝසි කරවා ගැනීමේ දැවන්ත මෙහෙයවුමක් අරඹා ඇත. ‍ජනතා ව්මුක්ති පෙරමුණ හා වර්තමාන යහපාලන රජය අතර ඇති බැදීම හා සහසම්බන්ධතාවයන්ට අනුකුලව මෙය ඉටු කරන බව වර්තමාන දේශපාලනය සම්බන්ධව අවබෝධ ඇත්තන් හොදින්ම දනී. විධායක ජනාධිපති තනතුර යනු, මේ රටේ ව්‍යවස්ථාවට අනුව ගොඩනැංවී ඇති උත්තරීතරම පදවියයි. මෙම උත්තරීතර පදවිය, විනාශ කිරීම අරමුණු  කරගෙනම, එම පදවියට පුද්ගලයකු පත්කිරීමට ගිවිසුම් ගැසිම, කොතරම් නීත්‍යනුකූලද, ව්‍යස්තානුකුලද යන්න සම්බන්ධව, අප පලමු කොට සලකා බැලිය යුතු වැදගත්ම කරුණකි. නමුත් එම පදවියේ උත්තරීතර භාවය විනාශ කරන බව අගවමින් එම පදවියට පත්වෙමින් එම පදවියේ ඇති උත්තරීතරත්වයට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/05/18)

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  • 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.
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    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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