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Will not go: Wijedasa
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Justice and Buddha Sasana Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said the he did not have any intention of resigning from the Ministerial post just because some people made allegations against him on various issues. Speaking to journalists after meeting the Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter the Most Ven. Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera and Mahanayake of the Malwatte Chapter the Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Thera, he said that he had responded to all the allegations levelled against him Explaining what happened at the UNP Working Committee meeting last week where he was said o have been... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/17)

එජාපය මාළු කඩේ වගේ.. රට විකුණන්න මං එකග නෑමයි..- විජේදාස අස්ගිරි නාහිමි වැදපුදාගෙන අලුත් ගමනක් අරඹයි..[Video]
lanka C news
අධිකරණ හා බුද්ධ ශාසන ඇමති විජේදාස රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා තමන් සම්බන්ධයෙන් මේ දිනවල මතුව තිබෙන මතබේදාත්මක තත්වය ගැන කරුණු පැහැදිල කිරීමට අස්ගිරි මහ නාහිමියන් බැහැ දැකීමට ගොස් එහිදී මාධ්‍ය හමුවේ මෙම අදහස් පල කලේය. https://youtu.be/VyXH_uWZ08s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/17)

යතුරුපැදි මිල අඩු කර රජය තරුණයන් බිල්ලට දීලා - ගැමුණු විඡේරත්න
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
මේ වනවිට දිනකට රිය අනතුරුවලින් 08 දෙනකු මියයන බවත් ඉන් වැඩි ප්‍රමාණයක්‌ යතුරු පැදි අනතුරුවලින් සිදුවන බව පොලිස්‌ වාර්තා අනුව පෙනී යන බවත් ඒ මහතා කීය. 2015 වසරේදී මෙරටට යතුරු පැදි 3,80,000 ක්‌ද 2016 වසරේදී යතුරු පැදි 3,60,000 ක්‌ ගෙන්වා ඇතැයි පැවසූ විඡේරත්න මහතා රජය ජපන් යතුරුපැදි සඳහා බදු අඩුකිරීම නිසා යතුරු පැදියක මිල රුපියල් 50,000 සිට ලක්‍ෂය දක්‌වා අඩුවීමක්‌ සිදුවන බවත් මෙම මිල අඩුකිරීමට සාපේක්‍ෂව ඉන්දියන් යතුරු පැදි මිලද අඩුවිය හැකි බවත් පැවැසීය. මුදල් ඇමැතිවරයා මෙවැනි තීරණයකට එළඹීමට පෙර ප්‍රවාහන අමාත්‍යාංශය, පොලිසිය, පරිසර අමාත්‍යාංශය ඇතුළු පාර්ශ්ව කිහිපයක්‌ සමඟ සාකච්ඡා කළ යුතුව තිබූ බවද හෙතෙම කීය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/17)

වීරයා මරලා!
වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති
තා-ඡිං නගරය තියෙන්නේ චීනයේ හෙයි-ලුං-චියං (කළු මකර ගංගා) පළාතේ. ඒ ප්‍රදේශයේ තමයි චීනයේ විශාලතම ඛනිජ තෙල් නිධි පිහිටලා තියෙන්නේ. චීනයේ ඊසාන පැත්තේ තියෙන මේ පළාත්වල ශීත කාලය ඉතාමත් දිග එකක්. දෙසැම්බර්, ජනවාරි, පෙබරවාරි මාසවල උෂ්ණත්වය සෙල්සියස් අංශක බිංදුවෙන් පහළ විස්සක් තිහක් විතර වෙනවා. ඉතින් 2015 ජනවාරි මාසය මුල දී මේ ලේඛකයා හෙයි-ලුං-චියං පළාතේ අගනුවරට ගියේ ඉතාමත් අලංකාර විදිහට ඉදිකරලා තියෙන හිම මාළිගා බලන අදහසින්. ඒ විසිතුරු බැලුවාට පස්සේ තා-ඡිං නගරයට යන්නත් තීරණය කළා. ඒ, තෙල් බිම් බලන්න ම නම් නෙවෙයි. තා-ඡීංවල අයෝමය පුරුෂයාට සම්බන්ධ ස්ථාන ගැන විස්තර ටිකක් හොයලා බලන්න ඕන කියලා හිතාගෙන. මේ අයෝමය පුරුෂයා තමයි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/17)

පොලිස්පතිට ඉල්ලා අස්වෙන්නැයි දන්වයි.. අස්වෙන්න පොලිස්පති සූදානම්..?
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
IGP ASKED TO RESIGN --IGP READY TO RESIGN    news item Most OF  the Buddhist in all over the world do solemnly declare during the day to refrain from Killing. Stealing ,sexual misbehaving  ,from lying and consuming liquor .Then furthermore there is ,and has been a trend to practice meditation in order to reach initial step of Sotapana and achieving further steps to reach Nibbana . A Stream-enterer (Sotapanna) is free from: Identity view Attachment to rites and rituals Doubt about the teachings A Once-returner (Sakadagami) has greatly attenuated: Sensual desire Ill will A Non-returner (Anāgāmi) is free from:... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/17)

Wijeyadasa hits at Rajitha, Good Governance
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne was trying to interfere with the functions of the Attorney General’s Department and Justice Ministry, Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said. “Dengue is spreading all the country pushing people into risk of their lives and university system is on the verge of collapse, which would result in a break of producing educated youth, but the Health Minister is only concerned with the interest of the SAITM and seeking ways to exert revenge against others,” Minister said attending a ceremony in Rambawa. He said Senaratne’s involvement in non-relevant activities had left no... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/08/17)

Do countries have right to protect their majority demography against growing Muslim fertility?
Shenali D Waduge
All majority populace in any country take pride in their history, heritage, culture, values and desire to preserve that national identity. Japanese would not want anyone other than Japanese to be the majority in Japan, same with Chinese, Germans, British, French want to maintain their white Christian/Catholic status, even Hindu India. The rising Muslim population is a global concern and countries are realizing the need to address this. The traditional identity, culture, values are all at the risk of being replaced. It is not so much the fault with general Muslims but the extremist factions that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/17)

A luxury residence to Ravi Karunanayake as a bribe for the Batticaloa Arrack Factory and not as a bribe for Treasury Bonds. – Wimal Weerawansa
(Translated by : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA)
Nothing happens in this country on a planned basis except robberies.  It is the duty and responsibility of everyone who love and are dear to this country to prevent this country becoming a prey to the government of thieves.  This was stated by the leader of the National Freedom Front Parliamentarian Mr. Wimal Weerawansa delivering his address at the people’s seminar held at the auditorium of the ‘Sambuddha Jayanthi Mandiraya’ in Colombo under the caption “On whose shoulders is the Treasury Bond Scam?”.(Bedumkare Kaage Kare?) Speaking further he said that “we are holding... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/17)

YAHAPALANA AND INDIA Part 5
KAMALIKA PIERIS
India sees itself as a future world power. But unfortunately, the world does not see India in the same way. The world considers India to be a badly run, badly divided country. India appears to be a country that is unable to fulfill the just demand of its citizens, said one critic. Kuldip Nayar notes that that India has many fissiparous tendencies. Its diversities are solidifying into separate entities and threatening to become permanent compartments. Consensus is becoming difficult, so that even basics cannot get the approval of parliament. Also its politicians are corrupt. India is jam... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/17)

The case of Medical education in Srilanka
Dhanasiri
The demand of medical students is the medical education should not privatized.Private sector mainly looking for profit, quality of the education is secondary. So doctors coming out from it under qualified, as a results.ultimately poor patients would have to pay by  their lives. GMOA or the government medical officers association is a main stakeholder of this issue But they are some extent responsible, conduct media forums,take part in rallies,issue press notices to show their protest against the issue while warning but not striking . But students continuously seven months boycotting lectures, my opinion is students too show the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/17)

Sigmund Freud on PTSD
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety syndrome that develops after exposure to traumatic life events (Pervanidou & Chrousos, 2007). Although   PTSD  is sometimes considered to be a relatively new diagnosis, as the name first appeared in 1980, the concept of the disorder has a very long history (Andreasen, 2010) and psychological reactions to traumatic incidents have been frequently described for more than 100 years (Thomann & Rauschmann, 2004). In the 19th century ungovernable emotional excess or else hysteria became a major focus in the medical field. The physicians noticed that hysteria symptoms usually appear with emotional... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/17)

දුෂිත කෙරවලපිටිය විදුලි බලගාරය ටෙන්ඩරය තවත් නොරච්චෝලයක්! විදුලිබල ප්‍ර‍සම්පාදන කමිටු සභාපති, සාමාජිකයා ඉල්ලා අස්වෙයි.
රජිත් කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රය
විදුලිබල ස්ථාවර ප්‍ර‍සම්පාදන කමිටුවේ සභාපති ජී.එස්.විතානගේ මහතා සහ සාමාජික ජේ.ආර්.එල්.වසන්ත මහත්වරුන් ඉල්ලා අස්වී ඇත. විදුලිබල හා පුණර්ජනණීය බලශක්ති අමාත්‍යාංශයේ රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය අජිත් පී.පෙරේරා හොරු අල්ලන්නට යැයි කියා හැට දෙලක්ෂයක් ව්‍යාපෘතිය වෙනුවෙන් බිම ඉදගෙන දින දෙකක් ගතවීමටත් පෙර මෙම ඉල්ලා අස්වීම විශේෂයක් බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රයේ සහ කැෆේ සංවිධානයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා පවසයි. සාමාජිකයින් 5 දෙනෙකුගෙන් යුතු ‘විදුලිබ ප්‍ර‍සම්පාදන කමිටුව‘ ඩීසල් විදුලි මාෆියාව පවත්වාගෙන යාමත්, ගල්අගුරු වංචාව, එක් විදුලි ඒකකයකින් රු. 14 ක් රජයට පාඩු කරන ඉංජිනේරු මාෆියාව පවත්වා ගැනීම, ජෙනරේටර් මිලදී ගැනීම පමණක් නොව මේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/17)

President Maithri trapped between his commitment to Yahapalanaya and Maha Sangha
BY GAGANI WEERAKOON Courtesy Ceylon Today
As the Unity Government of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe completed reaching its second milepost without much ado, accusation and resignation seem to be the only options left with the two leaders to keep the unity within. In the aftermath of 'forced' resignation of Ravi Karunanayake from his post as Foreign Minister due to alleged links with the main suspect of Central Bank Treasury Bonds Scam, Arjun Aloysius at the time Karunanayake functioned as the Finance Minister, next in line to be sacked, resign or be relieved of his duties is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/17)

Why jo remained in CA
By Udaya P. Gammanpila Courtesy Ceylon Today
I began to explain the motives of the Joint Opposition's (JO) participation in the Constitutional Assembly (CA) in my column of 30 July. I write the balance of it today as I had been extremely busy with political storms during the past several weeks. I explained two ulterior motives of the JO's participation in the CA in the previous column. The first motive is to delay the presentation of the new Constitution as much as possible. Popularity of any government deteriorates with time. Hence, the new Constitution will lose its capacity to win... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/17)

Wijayadasa makes waves, govt. on tricky wicket in NCP & Sabaragamuwa
Courtesy The Island
It was evident from the time the present government came into power that the UNP as a collective entity was not in its proper senses. In 2001, when much the same individuals in the UNP came into power, they were a stabilising force which doused the flames that had been ignited by Chandrika Kumaratunga in during her blighted seven years in power from 1994 to 2001. At that time, it was the UNP that put an end to the cycle of political reprisals and revenge taking between the UNP and the SLFP and also nursed the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/17)

Unity government a failure– Justice Minister
by Amal Jayasinghe Courtesy The Island
Embattled Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe criticised President Maithripala Sirisena’s coalition government yesterday saying it had failed the nation and urged Buddhists monks to lead a campaign for political change. Rajapakshe, who faces possible expulsion from the cabinet, took Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne head on accusing him of interfering in the affairs of the justice ministry and took thinly veiled swipes at Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe too. Speaking at a public meeting at Rambawe in the Anuradhapura district, the Justice Minister said his cabinet colleague Senaratne was not worried about the spread of chronic kidney disease... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/17)

පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී හෙළිවූ රාජ් රාජරත්නම් කවුද?
උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
දෙවියකුගේ වෙස්‌ගත් කොටි යක්‍ෂයා පසුගිය 12 වැනිදා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී රාජ් රාජරත්නම් නමැත්තකු ගැන ප්‍රකාශයට පත්විය. රාජරත්නම් ළඟ සේවය කළ ඉන්ද්‍රජිත් කුමාරස්‌වාමි අද මහ බැංකුවේ අධිපති ලෙස ක්‍රියාකරන බවද පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී හෙළිදරව් කෙරුණි. එහෙත් කවුද මේ රාජ් රාජරත්නම්? ව්‍යාපාරිකයෙක්‌ද, එසේත් නැත්නම් අහිංසකයෙක්‌ද, එසේ නොවේ නම් තක්‌කඩියෙක්‌ද යන්න මෙරට ජනතාව නොදනී. අද අපි හෙළිදරව් කරන්නේ රාජ් රාජරත්නම් කවුද යන්නයි. මෙයට වසර කිහිපයකට පෙර ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ආර්ථිකය නැංවීමට යෑයි කියමින් රාජ් රාජරත්නම් මෙරටට පැමිණියේ දෙවියකු ලෙසිනි. එහෙත් ඔහු මිනීමරු කොටි ත්‍රස්‌තවාදී සංවිධානයට උදව් කළ යක්‍ෂයෙකි. ඇමරිකාවේ 236 වැනි කෝටිපතියා ලෙස හැඳින්වූ රාජ් රාජරත්නම්ට මෙරට සමාගම්වල ආයෝජන කරන ලෙස කොළඹ ව්‍යාපාරිකයකු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/17)

නීතිය නවලා ඉවරයි...දැන්  ඇතුලේ අයවත් දෙකට නවයි රහස්‌ වීඩියෝව එළියට අවේ කොහොමද?
ගයාන් සමරසිංහ
"පුළුවන් නම් හරියට කරනවා බැරිනම් දාලා යනවා" මේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොලිස්‌ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ තිස්‌හතර වැනි (34) පොලිස්‌පතිවරයා වන පූජිත් ජයසුන්දර මහතාගේ ප්‍රකාශයකි. පොලිස්‌පතිවරයා ලෙස වැඩ භාරගත් පසු මාධ්‍ය හමුවේ ඔහු එලෙස ප්‍රකාශ කරමින් වැඩිදුරටත් කියා සිටියේ උස්‌ පහත් භේදයකින් තොරව තමා නීතිය අකුරටම ඉටුකරන බවත්, කිසිම ආකාරයකින් නීති විරෝධී ක්‍රියාවක්‌ සිදු වීමට ඉඩ නොතබන බවත්ය. තවද දූෂිත පොලිස්‌ නිලධාරීන් ගැන වෙනම විමර්ශන කටයුතු සිදු කරන බවද හෙතෙම පැවසීය. නව පොලිස්‌පතිවරයාගේ එම ප්‍රකාශයත් සමඟ බොහෝ පිරිස්‌ පවසා සිටියේ කොන්ද කෙළින් තියෙන පොලිස්‌පතිවරයකු පත්වී ඇති බවයි. එලෙසම පොලිස්‌පතිවරයා ජනතාවට දැනෙන ආකාරයේ වැඩ සටහන් බොහෝමයක්‌ ක්‍රියාවට නැංවූවේය. පාතාල මර්දනය, නීති විරෝධී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/17)

රටම දන්නා විජයදාස රාජපක්‍ෂ ද්‍රෝහියෙක්‌ද,වීරයෙක්‌ද?
උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
(නීතිය නොනැමීමේ වරදට දේශපාලන දංගෙඩියට ගෙන යැමට සූදානම් කරන විජයදාස රාජපක්‍ෂ මෙහෙයුම පිළිබඳ විශේෂ ලියුම්කරුවකුගේ හෙළිදරව්ව.) වර්තමාන අධිකරණ අමාත්‍ය ආචාර්ය විජයදාස රාජපක්‍ෂ මේ දිනවල ලංකාවේ දේශපාලන කරලියේ වඩාත්ම කතාබහට ලක්‌ව සිටින දේශපාලනඥයාය. ඊට හේතුව හදිසියේම ඔහුට එරෙහිව එක්‌සත් ජාතික පක්‍ෂය අභ්‍යන්තරයෙන් එහි පතුළ බිඳගෙන නැගී එන්නට වූ චෝදනා සමුදායකි. මුලින්ම එක්‌සත් ජාතික පක්‍ෂයේ පසුපෙළ මන්ත්‍රීවරු පිරිසක්‌ ගන්නා වූ මෙම චෝදනා අද වනවිට අමාත්‍ය රාජිත සේනාරත්න, අමාත්‍ය සරත් ෆොන්සේකා, අමාත්‍ය චම්පික රණවක, රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය අජිත් පී. පෙරේරා, අමාත්‍ය ගාමිණී ජයවික්‍රම ආදීන් හරහා පක්‍ෂයේ ඉහළම තලයේ නායකයන්ගේ මුවින් පවා නැගෙන්නට පටන්ගෙන හමාරය. එම චෝදනාවලට අනුව අද ආචාර්ය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/08/17)

Ranil's request
 Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada
16 August 2017 Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe Prime Minister of Sri Lanka No. 58 Sir Ernest De Silva Mawatha Colombo 7 Sri Lanka. Dear Prime Minister: Today, I read in Home News,  that while speaking at a ceremony held at BMICH, Colombo the  “PM says people’s support is essential for good governance”. What!  A  strange request , I thought.  I suppose your memory is short Mr. Prime Minister.  You did ask for the people's support in late 2014/early 2015 to help you to change the corrupt,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

Mahinda discloses all about Siriliya Saviya Defender vehicle and SupremeSat Satellite
(Translated by : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA)
Given below is a message issued by the former President Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa on Pokice questioning of three members of his family and matters related to those allegations. The unsuccessful attempt made to camouflage the infamy caused by the revelation of government’s corruptions. During this week three members of my family – my wife Shiranthi Rajapaksa, and my sons Yoshitha and Rohitha – were summoned by the FCID and the CID and were interrogated. What they asked my wife was why the colour of a jeep received by her Association, Siriliya Saviya Social... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

Docs threaten to leave SLMC if it is hijacked by Health Minister ….News Item
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
 “The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday warned that its members would pull out of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) if the government forced the Council to register medical graduates of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) as well.  Addressing the media in Colombo, GMOA Assistant Secretary, Dr Naveen D. Zoysa said the union was seriously considering that move” So what ? Do you think that if the doctors pull out from SLMC whole health system in  Sri Lnka will collapse ? Do they think that they can dictate terms to the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

The Agenda of Missionary Schools
Extracted from Senaka Weeraratna's submissions to the LLRC
Missionary schools " Christian schools in the ultimate sense have a different agenda which is not in line with the national agenda. While Christian schools do provide an education of value to kick start a career of a young student, it is by no means in their scheme of education to bring students close to the dominant Buddhist culture or the national ethos of the country. In fact, the Christian Church is by definition missionary. Its primordial goal is evangelization. I remember reading in one of Professor G.P. Malalasekera's articles of an... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

WRONG PERCEPTION OF SINHALA BUDDHIST IMPERIALISM
Ranjith Soysa 
To:US Secretary of State. <secretary

state.gov>, US Embassy Sri Lanka <colomboacs
state.gov> Dear Sirs According to Tamil Guardian of 17 Aug 2017, US State Dept International Religious Freedom report for 2015 has reported that the Buddha statues inNorth and East of Sri Lanka creates the perception of  Sinhala Buddhist imperialism! The above conclusion is not only  misleading but also, malicious.You would no doubt agree that the term "Imperialism"  cannot be applied to any activity conducted in countries such as Sri Lanka but of course can be identified with many of questionable acts perpetrated by the Western countries such  as... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

Along the Silk Road: Xushi Yin’e --Ceylon Princess in Quanzhou
An extraordinary story of an ordinary woman turning into the Ceylon Princess.
500 years ago, the prince of Ceylon visited China along with famous Ming Dynasty captain, Zheng He, but he never returned to his own country. 500 years later, archaeologists stumbled across the tombs of the loyal family in Quanzhou. Therefore, a disputed historical case was unveiled, which shocked both China and Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, the life of an ordinary woman had completely changed. https://youtu.be/v6soTl7aZlo... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

පොලිස්පති පොලිස් නිලධාරියෙකුට වදහිංසා කිරීමේ සිද්ධිය හා පොලිස් සේවයේ කීර්තිනාමය
A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission
“නයෙක් කෑවොත් කළ හැකි වෙදකමක් නැතැයි” සමහරුන් කියන්නා සේ පොලිස්පතිවරයා පොලිස් නිලධාරියෙකු වදහිංසනයට ලක්කල විට එයට ද ලංකාවේ නීතිය කරින යාත්මක වන ආකාරයට අනුව කල හැකි දෙයක් නැතුවා සේ පෙනේ. එය නීතියේ ඇති අඩුපාඩුවක් නිසා නොව ලංකාවේ නීතිය කරිය යාත්මක වන ආකාරයේ ඇති බරපතල පැහැරහැරීම් හා මගහැරීම් නිසාය. පොලිස්පතිවරයා පොලිස් මූලස්ථානයේ නිළධාරියේකුගේ කොළරයෙන් අල්ලා ඔහුට තර්ජනය කිරීම පිළිබ`ද සිද්ධියක වීඩියෝ පඨයක් පරකි සිද්ධියට පත්වීමෙන් පසු එය විශාල දෙනෙකු විසින් අන්තර්ජාලය මගින් හා වෙනත් ආකාර වලින් නරඹා ඇත. මේ නිසාම එය මාධ්යඩ සාකච්චා වල ද තේමාවක් සේ පසුගිය දිනවලදී පැවතින. එහෙත් මේ දක්වා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

Prez, PM or Justice Minister can’t intervene in judicial matters
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, responding to remarks made by Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera, said today that neither the President, Prime Minister nor the Justice Minister had powers to intervene in judicial matters. He said the possibility of appointing a special court had been discussed in the Cabinet and added that the Attorney General had also given written advice to the government on the matter. “We are acting on the advice of the Attorney General,” the minister said. He said the government was given a mandate in January 2015 to ensure an independent judicial system... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

Justice Minister terrorised
Editorial Courtesy The Island
August 18, 2017, 10:03 pm The UNP and the SLFP dislodged the Rajapaksa government, promising to usher in good governance or yahapalanaya. Atop that, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said a UNP-led government would adopt the Licchavi method, which was in vogue during the Buddha’s time, to solve problems—assembling peacefully, deliberating peacefully and dispersing peacefully. But, the suppression of dissent has become the order of the day. The recent stormy session of the UNP’s Working Committee (WC) is a case in point. Minister of Justice and Buddha Sasana Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe ran the gauntlet at Sirikotha on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

No Justice for the Minister of Justice -The real reason behind the lynching of Wijayadasa Rajapakshe
By Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA
August 18, 2017, 10:03 pm The Working Committee of the UNP disgracefully passed a unanimous vote of no-confidence against Minister of Justice and Buddha Sasana Wijayadasa Rajapakshe. The real reason, or should I say, the main reason out of the set of real reasons, for the UNP-NGO lynch mob against Wijayadasa Rajapakshe is not the need to expedite justice and to catch crooks. The main reason that Rajapakshe is being targeted is to shoot through him and hit the real target. That real target is the Attorney-General’s Department. Why so? Because the UNP is trying... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

war crimes probe: Constitution won’t permit foreign judges, says FM Marapana
by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
August 18, 2017, 11:12 pm Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana, PC, yesterday said foreign judges couldn’t be accommodated in domestic judicial mechanisms in accordance with the Constitution. He said so when The Island asked him whether he, would as a former Attorney General, in addition to his newest responsibilities look into the Geneva Resolution 30/1 co-sponsored by the ruling UNP-SLFP coalition at the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Oct. 2015 meant to establish judicial mechanism to address accountability issues. Marapana was appointed Foreign Minister following Ravi Karunanayake’s resignation. Marapana said that he... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

Financial criminals must pay back with interest
Courtesy The Sunday Times
The last few weeks have been a guessing game of whether Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake would throw in the towel or face the ignominy of being removed from office in the fallout from his alleged complicity with those in the epicentre of the storm that kicked up so much dust from the massive Central Bank bond scams of 2015 and 2016. Ultimately, Mr. Karunanayake took the correct decision to step down from his post after some deliberation, and some coaxing. By the end of last week, it appeared that he had to be dragged out... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

Proposed crippling countrywide strike TO SAVE ECONOMY, ASSETS, NATURAL RESOURCES– D.J. RAJAKARUNA
WITH RAVI LADDUWAHETTY Courtesy  Ceylon Today
Convenor of the Ceylon Petroleum Joint Union Alliance and General Secretary of the Petroleum Common Workers' Alliance, Dadellage Janaka Rajakaruna said yesterday their proposed countrywide strike in unison and combination with all the other unions of the essential services of the country, was to protect the essential services, the national economy and the country's natural resources as well. Rajakaruna functions as a Deputy Operations Manager of the CPC at its Muthurajawela installation. He is a science graduate of Kelaniya University and holds a Master's degree in Industrial Chemistry from the Peradeniya University. He said... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

The big bluff in asking for promises the 6.2 mn voted for
BY Kusal Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Why the sizeable percentage of Sinhala votes now swinging Rajapaksa way Country slipping into chaos and crisis at all fronts An organised crowd of around thousand men and women met in the shadow of the Buddha statue in the Vihara Maha Devi Park in the vicinity of the Town Hall on Tuesday 15 August to demand this Government honour its election promise of “Good Governance”. This was also to mark the second anniversary of the Unity Government, which was voted into office by them to rid the country of huge corruption, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

How we got to where we are
By Uditha Devapriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror
This Government has those leftover hurrah-boys who still think that what transpired on January 8, 2015 was a revolution The democratic process is premised on the idea that we don’t owe our representatives anything, except the “gratitude” that we must pay through taxes and other levies to maintain public services. It’s a two-way street; you pay to keep those services and they run the country through what we pay. Nothing that goes beyond this can be considered as gratitude. What goes beyond can hence only be considered as servility. Servility of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

‘Govt. Corruption : Rajapaksas being hauled to CID to divert attention’
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said in the wake of the ‘yamapalana’ government's fraud and corruption coming to light in dramatic and unexpected ways, the government is engaged in a desperate attempt to divert attention by hauling his family members to the CID and the FCID. In a statement issued today, he said three members of his family including his wife Shiranthi and their sons Yoshitha and Rohitha were questioned by the CID and FCID this week. “For the first time, my youngest son Rohitha was also hauled before the FCID on Tuesday. What the people... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

No govt. has harassed opposition’s families like ‘Yamapalayana’ - Mahinda
By Ayshwarya Yapa Courtesy Adaderana
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that the “Yamapalanaya” is engaged in a desperate attempt to deflect public attention by hauling members of his family to the Criminal Invesatigation Department (CID) and the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), as their corruption comes to light in dramatic and unexpected ways. Issuing a media release in light of the recent incidents involving his family members, teh former President said that the “extent of the panic in the Yamapalana Government is evident in the shrill announcement that special courts [would] be established to hear cases involving the Rajapaksas.”... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

Perpetual Treasuries CEO questioned over Rs 712 million dividend
Perpetual Treasuries CEO questioned over Rs 712 million dividend 
https://youtu.be/YHLIAU6g-zk... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

Yahapalanaya has now become ‘Wahapalanaya’ for people - Vidyaratne
යහපාලනය ජනතාවට දැන් වහ පාලනයක් වෙලා... සමන්ත විද්‍යාරත්න
https://youtu.be/QDo1Za2AnRc... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

Perpetual Treasuries: Rs 340 million dividend distributed to another company
By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy Adaderana
It has been uncovered that a portion of the profit made by Perpetual Treasuries Limited through the controversial bond transaction was distributed to another company as dividend. This was revealed during the questioning of Perpetual Treasuries CEO Kasun Palisena at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating the issuance of Treasury Bonds on Thursday (17). Mr Palisena had yesterday failed to reveal the investments made with the dividends of Rs 712 million distributed to Perpetual Assets Management Limited from the profits made by Perpetual Treasuries since 2014. However, when the commission inquired about the matter... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

Proposed trials at bar: JO alleges govt. functioning as CJ
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
Former External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris yesterday said former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his family and the Joint Opposition wouldn’t run away in the face of politically motivated ‘judicial’ attempts to target them on the basis of unsubstantiated allegations. Former Law Prof. Peiris was responding to The Island query why those who had been accused of what the JO repeatedly called unsubstantiated allegations were reluctant to face judicial process to clear their names ahead of next presidential and parliamentary polls in 2020. The Island also asked whether it wouldn’t be better for those who... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/08/17)

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    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone
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  • The war is over - With the death of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabakaran, the militant campaign for a Tamil state in Sri Lanka seems to have come to an end. -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09) LTTE RISE & FALL -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • Where is Prabakaran? -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • Great Power Confrontation in the Indian Ocean: The Geo-Politics of the Sri Lankan Civil War by Mahdi Darius Nazemroay -Full Story- (globalresearch.ca - 25/10/09)
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History

  • THE ANCESTRY OF RAVANA A close study of the Ramayana, particularly the last book or Uttara Kanda, reveals that Ravana, the enemy of Lord Rama, was not a Dravidian, as many people have thought, but related to the Sri Lanka, who are considered to be Aryans-that Ravana was a migrant to Sri Lanka from the Vedic family of the Yadus, perhaps deriving originally from the city of Mathura south of Delhi. The first wave of migrants to Sri Lanka from the north was from Gujarat and of the Yadu family, which dominated the southwest of India and from the region of Gujarat had access to the sea on which they travelled far in their trading and colonizing ventures. The Ramayana tells the Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka, had close connections with region of the Yadus, which included Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan up to Mathura south of Delhi.
  • Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
    123,000 BC - Oldest human found in Lanka - Pathirajawela in the deep South.
    12000 BC - MaduruOya findings World's oldest findings of the use of Steel, Copper, and irrigation technology
    7500 BC - Connections between Cambians, Sri Lankans, Ramayanaya & Mahabharataya The first wave of migrants to Sri Lanka from north India, were from the Yadu family from Gujarat. Yadus dominated the southwest of India (which included Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan up to Mathura, just south of Delhi).
    6000 BC - Lankan city on Mahamevuna Uyana - Archeologists uncovered 35 feet under the present Mahamevuna Uyana in Anuradapura,
    3000 BC - Sigiriya is considered the AlakaMandava of the Ravana
    2517 Ramayanaya and Sri Lanka According to Ramayana story, Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka, belongs to a family of migrants from North India who had close connections with region of the Yadus,
    2517 BC - Ravana gets killed in Balangoda during March, 2517BC Ravana, while attending to the wounds suffered in combat by Vibishana (his brother) in Balangoda,
    1000 BC - Sri Lanka has the latest technology : Iron technology is evident in SL
    900 BC - Anuradapura, a major town of, at least 10 Hectares (25 Acres). Anuradhapura was at least 10 ha in extent by ca. 900 BC (perhaps much more). By then prehistoric stone tool technology had been completely superseded by that of iron
    700 BC - Anuradapura Town, 50 Hectares (125 Acres) .
    600 BC - Earliest Proof of Brahmi writing in Lanka At 600-500 BC, the very first appearance of writing (in Brahmi letters almost identical to the Asokan script 200 years later) marked the beginning of the Early Historic period. This writing, radiocarbon dated on charcoal and checked by thermoluminescence dating, is inscribed on potsherds signifying the ownership. Among the names, was Anuradha.
    483 BC - Vijaya lands in Sri Lanka. Girihadu Seya is built in Thiriyaya. Buddha's relics are enshrined in Mahiyanganaya Dagaba Sarabu Maharahatan Vahanse picked Budda relics from the burning cortege and arrived in Mahiyanganaya
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