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එජාප ය සහ ජවිපෙ මතුරන 'අඳුර' තුල අප දකින විවිධ ප්‍රභේද
තේජා ගොඩකන්දෙආරච්චි
1970 - 77 යුුගයේ ගතව ගිය සමගි පෙරමුණු රජයේ පාලන සමය හා බැඳුනු අප ළමා වියේ අත්දැකීම් පිලිබඳව වත්මන් තරුණ පරපුරට අවබෝධයක් ලැබීමට ඉඩ ඇතැයි සිතිය නොහැකිය. දෙමව්පියන් හෝ ඊට වැඩිමහලු පරම්පරාව තම මතය අනුව පවසන යමක් හැර ඉන් එපිට යමක් තේරුම් ගැනීමටවත් අවශ්‍යතාවයක් නැති කමද සාධාරණය. නව යුගයේ ගෝලීයකරණය, තාක්ෂණ දියුණුව සමග සසඳා බලත්දී එදා එම සත් වසර තුල ළමා වියෙන් මෙපිටට පා තබා යෞවන යෞවනියන් ලෙස අප එදා ගතකල යුගය කෙතරම් සරළ වීද? අද මට සෑම විටම මේ යුගය මතකයට නැගෙන්නේ රූපවාහිනී නාලිකාවල දේශපාලන වාද විවාද තුල සාකච්ඡා වන දේ ඇසීමෙනි. ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණට අනුව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/16)

Should Sri Lanka's civilizational values be replaced with animal cruelty & export of goats for slaughter?
Shenali D Waduge
What we are seeing is a clash of values with people now needing to decide to return to the simplistic, full of compassion and humane lifestyle that existed pre-colonial or the valueless, animal unfriendly and compassionless society that was introduced after colonial rule and through capitalistic-liberal ideology which is collapsing before our very eyes. The West are departing from the capitalist liberal value systems and are embracing the humane and compassionate ideologies while Asia now hypnotized with greed, hunger for profit, power and glory are moving towards the destructive path that the West is now aborting.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/16)

Leo Tolstoy and His Great Epic War and Peace
Dr. Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.
At the approach of danger there are always two voices that speak with equal force in the heart of man: one very reasonably tells the man to consider the nature of the danger and the means of avoiding it; the other even more reasonable says that it is too painful and harassing to think of the danger, since it is not a man's power to provide for everything and escape from the general march of events; and that it is therefore better to turn aside from the painful subject till it has come, and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/16)

IMMEDIATE DETERRENT ACTION NEEDED TO ERADICATE INTER-COMMUNITY VIOLENCE
Governing Council National Peace Council
 After a two year lull that followed replacement of the former government through the electoral process, public manifestations of inter community tension have increased in recent months.  There are indications of political maneuvering behind these efforts to disturb the peace in the country and to bring ethno-religious nationalism to the fore.  Video footages of religious clergy engaging in vitriolic attacks on those of other ethnic and religious groups have gone viral on the social media.  Ethno nationalist organizations have been engaging in hate campaigns and intimidating those of other communities at the local level. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/16)

New book discloses U.S. machinations that globally- revived Tamil Tigers - An Asian Tribune Review
Colombo, 22 November, (Asiantribune.com):
An investigative-research-analyses which discloses Washington's playbook and machinations that revived Sri Lanka's domestically-annihilated Tamil Tigers in the global arena as an influential diplomatic-political force is well documented in a book – Tamil Tigers' Debt To America: US Foreign-policy Adventurism & Sri Lanka's Dilemma – written by a professional who worked within the United States system for 25 years, released last week in the U.S. by the publishing house of Amazon. The most revealing observation in this book is: One cannot recall in recent memory how a totally annihilated lethal terrorist movement along with... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/16)

BATHROOM BILL AND TRANSSEXUALISM
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando
 Much publicity has been given recently in the international media over a controversy surrounding what is known as “ The Barth Room Bill” concentrating mainly on the United States of America on the topic of segregation of sexes in public rest rooms demanding “ men should not be going inside bathrooms with little girls”. This means prohibiting even a little girl in desperate emergency situation to go for a call of nature with her own father! Many parts of American States from Arkansas, Kentucky, Arizona, Nevada, Mississippi etc. have come out of ideas, protests... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/16)

Government imposing adhoc/unsustainable measures to solve all our Problems
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
All the problem effecting our day to day life is caused by the inability of the government to impose sustainable rules and regulations. I will start with Garbage problem CM and another Minister talked big and imposed a rule to have all the garbage sorted be out as perishable and burnable and collected from household. When you visit Karadiyana and Meethotamulle dumping grounds one can see that most of the garbage collected is dumped again together .There is no purpose of segregating if the collected garbage is not  kept separately and treated . There is still... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/16)

Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) Elects the New Council for 2017
Yasas Vishuddhi Abeywickrama
At the recently held Annual General Meeting of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL), a new Executive Council was elected. Yasas Vishuddhi Abeywickrama was elected President of the CSSL for year 2017. Abeywickrama, a known industry activist has been with CSSL Executive Council for five years before becoming the President. He also has held leadership roles with the Australian Computer Society (ACS), and is the first ever Sri Lankan to be elected to the largest international federation in the Information Technology (IT) industry, called IFIP – International Federation for Information Processing. The council elected at... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/16)

The End of the Anglo-American Order
By IAN BURUMANOV. 29, 2016New York Times Magazine
For decades, the United States and Britain’s vision of democracy and freedom defined the postwar world. What will happen in an age of Donald Trump and Nigel Farage? By IAN BURUMANOV. 29, 2016... -Full Story-
(nytimes.com - 01/12/16)

ආණ්ඩුවට හිසරදේ බුද්ධ ශාසනය දඬුකඳේ
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්
නීතිය අධිකරණය පිළිබඳ ප්‍රධාන අමාත්‍ය ධූරය දරන වත්මන් අධිකරණ හා බුද්ධශාසන අමාත්‍ය විජේදාස රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අය වැය විවාදය අවස්ථාවේ දී මේ රටේ ආගමික අන්තවාදය ගැන කරන ලද ප්‍රකාශය අප මහත් සේ අගය කරමු. ඔහුගේ ප්‍රකාශ ය සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම ෆේස්බුක් හරහා තිබෙන බැවින් ක්‍රමනුකූලව අධ්‍යනය කරගැන්මට අවස්ථාවක්  ද ඇත.අමාත්‍ය වරයා මෙම කතාවේදී මතුකළ ප්‍රධානතම ප්‍රවෘත්තිය නම් ලංකාවේ මුස්ලිම් පවුල් හතරකින් පමණ තරණයන් රැසක් අයි.එස්අයි.එස් ත්‍රස්ත සංවිධානයට සම්බන්ධව කටයුතු කරන බවයි. මෙම පුවත රාජිත සේනාරත්න ඇමතිවරයා ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කරන නමුත්    මීට කාලකට පෙර ගලේවෙල ජාත්‍යන්තර පාසලක උගන්වන ලද මුස්ලිම් ගුරුවරයෙකු ඉහත සංවිධානයට බැඳි සිටි බව වාර්තා ව තිබුණි. ඒ පිළිබඳව ආරක්ෂක... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/16)

විද්‍යුත් හැදුණුම්පත් ටෙන්ඩරය රු. 72 ට එපා! රු. 114 කාඩ් ගන්න නිලධාරීන් තිදෙනෙකු යෝජනා කරලා.
පුවත්පත් නිවේදනය මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය කැෆේ සංවිධානය
 පුද්ගලයින් ලියාපදිංචි කිරීමේ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව විසින් ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමට නියමිත විද්‍යුත් හැදුණුම්පත සදහා ‘ඊ -කාඩ්පත්‘ මිලදී ගැනීමේ ටෙන්ඩරයේ පිළිබද කැෆේ සංවිධානය වෙත තවදුරටත් තොරතුරු අනාවරණය වී තිබේ.  ඒ රු. 72 කට මිල ඉවත දමා, ඒ වෙනුවට රු. 114 කට ඊ-කාඩ්පත් මිලදී ගැනීමට ටෙන්ඩර් සාමාජිකයින් තිදෙනෙකු යෝජනා කොට ඇත.  ඊ-කාඩ් ටෙන්ඩරය තාක්ෂණික ඇගයීමකින් පසුව රු. 72 කට මිලදී ගැනීමේ හැකියාව පවතී.  අදාළ මිලදී ගැනීම සදහා ටෙන්ඩර් මණ්ඩල සාමාජිකයින් බහුතරයක් එකග වී ඇත.  එයට විරුද්ධවී ඇති ටෙන්ඩර් මණ්ඩල සාමාජිකයින් තිදෙනෙකු අදාළ කාඩ්පත රු. 114 බැගින් මිල ගණන් ඉදිරිපත් කළ සමාගම වෙත ලබා දිය යුතු බවට යෝජනා කොට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/16)

The Oedipal Conflict and Buddhist Jātaka Stories
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge 
  Sigmund Freud introduced the term ‘Oedipus complex’ in his ‘Interpretation of Dreams that was published in 1899 (Ahmed, 2012).  In formulating his psychology of the unconscious, Freud makes constant reference to Sophocles' version of the Oedipus myth (Bollack, 1993). In the Oedipus myth we find a dramatic representation of the child's passionate ties to its parents (Zachrisson, 2013).   According to Freud the concept is a desire for sexual involvement with the parent of the opposite sex, which produces a sense of competition with the parent of the same sex and a crucial stage... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/16)

Human Sexuality Discussed in the Jātaka Stories
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. 
The Jātaka stories  The Jātaka stories or Jātaka tales are a voluminous body of folklore concerned with previous births of the Buddha which is based as a collection of five hundred and fifty stories. Originally it comprise of 547 poems, arranged roughly by increasing number of verses. According to archaeological and literary evidence the Jātaka stories were compiled in the period, the 3rd Century B.C. to the 5th Century A.D. As Professor Rhys Davids indicated Jātaka stories are one of the oldest fables. Human Sexuality and Jātaka stories  The first evidence of attitudes towards sex... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/16)

BAPTISING STUDENTS AND TEACH HOW TO CRY
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
It was a nightmare to reach home yesterday for little affluent car owners like us and less privileged bus commuters last evening .It was a war  zone in Rajagiriya with no guns    (except water cannons ) fired  and young and old police personnel testing their endurance and patience There was no effect as per my driver,s comments .People will forget . What ever you call whether “inter University “ or otherwise ,young people who are getting an absolutely free education in this poor country were  testing grounds . It was Yahaplanaya they were testing ,which they... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/16)

Boyagoda’s story Living with Tigers
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy: Island
Memoirs of retired Commodore Ajith Boyagoda cannot be compared with those of his colleagues. A Long Watch: War, Captivity and Return in Sri Lanka, authored by Boyagoda and Sunila Galappatti, dealt with the former’s eight-years, in captivity, of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (1994-2002) and his subsequent humiliating experience in the Navy. Mrs Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga had been Prime Minister at the time of Boyagoda’s capture. The LTTE released Boyagoda during Ranil Wickremesinghe tenure as the Premier. Having recently reviewed retired Maj. Gen. Kamal Gunaratne’s Rana Maga Osse Nanthikadal and war-time Navy Chief... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/16)

Proposed Federal or Eelam Constitution Proposes to Abolish the Concurrent List, Grant Land, Police, Administrative Services, Fiscal and National Planning Powers to the Provincial Councils and Make the Governor a Mare (Laughable) Figurehead
Chairman, Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement
This is what the treacherous Ranil, Sirisena, CBK and Mangala are planning to do as forced upon them by the US, UK, EU, Canada, Norway, Sweden, the TNA and all other separatists. Please reject this Federal or Eelam Constitution in total if you have even an ounce of sense. Not even huge countries such as India and Pakistan which have federal systems have abolished their concurrent lists. Not even South Africa, a huge country which is a unitary state, has abolished its concurrent list. However tiny, little Sri Lanka is going to abolish its concurrent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/16)

බත්තලංගුණ්ඩුව මනෝ විශ්ලේෂණාත්මක කියවීමක්
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 
කුඩා කාලයේ සිට පීතෘ වියෝග කාංසාවට මුහුණ දෙන ඇන්ටනි  චිත්තාවේගීය වශයෙන් අසමබර වේ. ළදරු වයසේ තීරණාත්මක කාලයේ සිටම පීතෘ ප්‍රතිබිම්බය ග්‍රහනය කිරීම ඇන්ටනි තුල ප්‍රමාද වෙයි. එම නිසා කුඩා කාලයේ සිට වැඩිහිටියෙකු දක්වා ඇන්ටනි මානසිකව වර්ධනය වන්නේ අභ්‍යන්තර මානසික ගැටුම් සමගය. මෙම අභ්‍යන්තර මානසික ගැටුම් අන් අය සමග ප්‍රශස්ථ සබැඳියාවන්  ගොඩනගා ගැනීමට යාමේදී ඇන්ටනි තුල ඝට්ටනයක් ඇති කරයි . මේ නිසා ඔහු මානසික හුදකලාභාවයකට ලක් වේ. පීතෘ වියෝගය ඔහුගේ විශ්වාස පද්ධතිය තුවාල කොට තිබේ. මේ නිසා ඔහු ගැඹුරු මානව සම්බන්ධතා ගොඩ නගා ගැනීමට බියක් දක්වයි.  තමන් ගේ මානසික හුදකලාභාවය නිසා වෙනසක් අපේක්ශා කරන ඔහු පියා සොයාගෙන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/16)

New Police structure and Emergency Laws Constitutional Assembly: Report of the Police, Law and Order Subcommittee
By C. A. Chandraprema
Police powers were among the most contentious topics in the whole devolution debate and the provisions of the 13th Amendment in this connection were never implemented by any government over the past three decades, because it would have rendered the country ungovernable. Now however, the Police Law and Order Subcommittee proposes to actually carry out what no previous government even contemplated. This Subcommittee of the Constitutional Assembly has proposed that the Police Ordinance be replaced with a completely new Police Act and that changes be made to the emergency laws – which would take the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/16)

Changes to Judiciary and Fundamental Law Constituent Council: Reports of Judiciary & Fundamental Rights Subcommittees
By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy: Island
The report of the Subcommittee on the judiciary observes that there is no express provision in the Constitution stressing the importance of the principle of judicial independence and aims to remedy that perceived lacuna by recommending the adoption of a provision in the constitution of South Africa which says that the courts are ‘independent’ and subject only to the ‘Constitution and the law’, and that that ‘no person or organ of state may interfere with the functioning of the courts’. There is no harm in stressing that no one should interfere with the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/16)

Conflict of interest revisited
by Prof. Susirith Mendis Courtesy: Island
November 29, 2016, 6:59 pm I wrote an article titled, "The Governor’s case and the conflict of interest concept" which was published in The Sunday Times on 10th May 2015. This was a little over a couple of months after the ‘first’ Bond Scam and soon after the three-member report of three UNP lawyers. Now, with the COPE Report (including the footnote clan) substantially finding former Governor CB, Mahendran responsible for the Bond Scam and Perpetual Treasuries raking in (or is it better to call it "shovelling in"?) over 10 billion in profits,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/16)

නිල්වලාවට මිලියන 3012ක්‌ දීම ගැන පරීක්‍ෂණයක්‌ පවත්වන්න හිටපු ජනපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ-ජනපතිගෙන් FCIDට ඔත්තුවක්.. කෝටි හාරසියයයේ ‘නිල්වලා බෝම්බය’ පත්තු වෙයි.. ඇමති නිමල් සිරිපාල ගස්..
Courtesy: Divaina
පසුගිය ජනාධිපතිවරණයට පෙර දින මාතර නිල්වලා යෝජනා ක්‍රමය වෙනුවෙන් මහා භාණ්‌ඩාගාරය රුපියල් මිලියන 3012 ක චෙක්‌පතක්‌ නිකුත් කර ඇත්නම් වහාම ඒ පිළිබඳව පරීක්‍ෂණයක්‌ පවත්වන ලෙස හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා චීනයේ බීජිං නුවර සිට ප්‍රකාශ කළේය. ඉකුත් ජනාධිපතිවරණයේ තීරණාත්මක අවධියේ තමන් අමාත්‍යාංශවල කටයුතු පිළිබඳව අවධානය යොමු නොකළ බව මෙහිදී සඳහන් කළ හිටපු ජනාධිපතිවරයා කවරකු හෝ වගකීම් විරහිත අන්දමින් එවැන්නක්‌ සිදුකර තිබේ නම් කඩිනම් පරීක්‍ෂණයක්‌ මගින් ඒ සියලු තොරතුරු හෙළි කරගෙන ඊට වගකිවයුත්තන් සම්බන්ධයෙන් පියවර ගත යුතු බව ද පැවසීය. හිටපු ජනාධිපතිවරයා සිය චීන සංචාරය තුළදී මෙම ප්‍රකාශය කළේ ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා විසින් පසුගිය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/16)

GOSL explain to us how celebrating War Victory over Terrorism was against reconciliation yet commemorating dead LTTE cadres is not?
 Shenali D Waduge
In May 2009 Sri Lanka’s Armed Forces succeeded in doing what no other military had by defeated a terrorist organization banned by 32 countries including US, UK, Canada, EU and India. LTTE Terrorists remain banned inspite of its ground force and key leaders being defeated. Ever since 2009 War Victory celebrations had taken place in memory of the sacrifices made by all the fallen heroes, the soldiers who remain injured for life, the thousands of civilian victims of LTTE and the general populace who have since May 2009 being able to carry on with their lives... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/16)

මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිතුමා ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂය එහි සභාපති වශයෙන් එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයට එක්කර ගැනීමෙන් නියම ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂය නැතිවී ගියේය.
චාර්ල්ස්  ඇස් පෙරේරා විසින්
ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස්පක්ෂය එක්සත් ජාතිකපක්ෂයට හේත්තුවී ආණ්ඩුවක් පිහිටවීම  1951 ඒ පක්ෂය පිහීටුවීමේ හෙතුවලට පටහැනි නිසා  දැන් මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිතුමාගේ  සභාපතිතත්වයෙන් පවත්වාගෙන යන ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස්පක්ෂය යයි කියාගන්න පක්ෂය මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතාගේ අලුත් පක්ෂයක් මිස සොලොමන් ඩයස් බණ්ඩාරනායක මැතිතුමා පිහිටෙව් සමජවාදයට බර  දේශපාලන පක්ෂය නොවේ. බණ්ඩාරනායක මැතිතුමා   එක්සත් ජාතිකපක්ෂයෙන් වෙන්වුනා පමණක් නොවේ ඔහු පිහිටුවාගත් ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස්පක්ෂයට ලංකා සම සමාජ පක්ෂයත් ලංකා කොමුනිස්ට් පක්ෂයත් එක්කරගෙන එක්සත් ජාතිකපක්ෂයෙ සියලුම සම්බන්ධකම් අත්හැර සමාජවාදී වාමාංශික පිළිවෙතක් අනුගමනය කළා. ඒ වෙනස මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිතුමාටවත්  ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස්පාක්ෂකයින් කියාගන්න තනතුරුවලට ආසාවෙන් ඔහු සමග එක්වී සිටිනවුන්ටවත්  තේරුම් ගන්න පුළුවන්තරම් මොලයක් නැතිවීම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/16)

Variety The Children’s Charity
Dr. Tilak S. Fernando
Many moons ago, in the 1920’s, during the depressing gloomy era, cries of an abandoned baby echoed through a cold blizzard during the 1928 Christmas Eve, within the empty Sheridan Square Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.  However, story of this orphan developed into a fairy tale, which has led to become one of the world’s paramount children’s charities and developed and expanded globally captivating the imagination of even beyond any other fairy tale through the inspiration and motivation of fellow human beings. As far back as early 1927, eleven compassionate and generous men in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/16)

Is It Islam the Common Denominator of Worldwide Terrorism?
Kumar Moses (The writer is an expert on VEOs – Violent Extremist Organizations)
It is rather hilarious reading the hogwash of a Muslim commentator blaming Buddhists for extremism and violence. It is a sure but lame tactic to deflect attention from what happens around the world on a daily basis. Syria, Yemen, France, Kashmir and other places that dominate world news are all about Islamic violence. Sri Lanka is no exception. Over 32 well educated and rich Sri Lankan Muslims have joined ISIS. Trying to shoot the messenger dead will not save Muslims. They must do some soul searching... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/16)

Anti-Buddhist Media and Myanmar: Complex Regional and Historical Dynamics
Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times
The mass media in both the West and Islamic world needs to find space in order to simplify hatred. It matters not if turning a blind eye to Sunni Takfiri massacres in Syria and the nations that are endorsing this, nor that in Myanmar’s recent history more Christians than any other non-Buddhist faith group have been killed based on ethnic and religious tensions. Instead, the simple version – while negating the Christian angle – is that Muslims are killed and targeted by radical Buddhists. Ironically, the latest chain of events... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/16)

Bandula accuses Ravi of deceiving Parliament with fake budget
https://youtu.be/ndjb4XfaDSc... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 29/11/16)

Fidel Castro taught important political lesson to world - Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Adaderana November 27, 2016  02:25 pm
 Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is currently on a visit to China, has sent the President of Cuba Raul Castro a message of condolence on the death of the leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro. Rajapaksa declared that the leader of the Cuban revolution and the founder of socialist Cuba was “one of the greatest leaders of our time”. In the letter, he offered heartfelt condolences to Fidel Castro’s brother and successor Raul Castro, and to the people of Cuba. “The passing of Fidel Castro marks the end of an era. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/16)

A farewell to Fidel: The last of the epic heroes
By Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy: Island
Fidel was the last of the epic heroes. Whatever our travails, our generation and the ones before us were fortunate to live in the decades in which there were great leaders, visionaries who combined their ideal with action and changed the world they inherited. Our generation and one, perhaps two before that, lived consciously in the twentieth century which was inhabited by such heroes. My own generation lived at the time of Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Tito, Fidel and Che Guevara. We were lucky to have read of and watched these Homeric heroes... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/16)

Fake news & belated truth – Serbia’s similarities with Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge
An interesting article was written by Nenad M Stevanovic in 2004 titled “All the American lies about Serbs – Little use from belated truth’. The author highlighted the ‘sea of misinformation’ by Western media during the Yugoslav disintegration operation wherein Serbs in particular were accused of atrocities that never happened or had been committed by others. Sri Lanka can align with these sentiments. Sri Lanka suffered the same demonizing. It has taken decades for the truth to emerge as to the real version of what happened to Yugoslavia and Serbia which means Sri Lanka will have... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/16)

Buddhist Influences on Indian and SL Tamils- Past and Present
By Dr. Susantha Goonatilake
In a article a few days ago, Dr. Nirmala Chandrahasan, a Consultant for the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR), had written on early Buddhist links between Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu. She, I believe, is the wife of Chandrahasan, a son of Chelvanayakam, founder of the Federal Party and like Chelvanayagam lives in Colombo. Colombo today is a very multicultural city, although the predominant language of discourse on the street is Sinhala in which Dr. Nirmala must be able to converse to some extent. I do not know whether she has religious beliefs... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/16)

Unpopular and wrong
Editorial Island
November 26, 2016, 7:29 pm Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe admitted he was making an unpopular proposal and knew that he would be criticized when he said a few days ago that salaries of MPs are grossly inadequate for the work they are required to carry out in their constituencies. He said he was proposing substantially higher wages to reduce corruption and attract better talent to parliament. Nobody shouted him down when he said what he did because if there is anything on which all legislators agree without demur, it is on pay and perks for themselves. But... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/16)

එජාප-ශ‍්‍රීලනිප පිපිරීමක් අත ලග.. නායකයන් රහසේ වෙනම කදවුරු බදිති.. අගමැති වහා මෛත්‍රී හිතවතකු සොයා රාත‍්‍රියේම ඔහුගේ නිල නිවසට..
ලංකා සී නිවුස්
මතුවී එන ගැටලු හමුවේ එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ නායක අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මෙන්ම ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ නායක ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේනත් වෙන වෙනම තම තනතුරැ රැක ගැනීමේ සීතල යුද්ධයකට අවතීර්න වි ඇති බව ඉතා විශ්වාස කටයුතු මාර්ගයක් සදහන් කරයි. ශ්‍රීලනිප මෛත්‍රී කණ්ඩායමේ ඉල්ලීම වී ඇත්තේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ තනතුරින් පහ කොට ශ්‍රිලනිප හෝ එජාපයෙන් අගමැති කෙනෙක් පත්කල යුතුය යන්නයි. එවිට මහ බැංකුවේ බැදුම්කර මගඩිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහට එරෙහිව ඇතිව තිබෙන අප‍්‍රසාදය මැඩලීමට ජනාධිපතිවරයාට පියවර ගතහැකි බවත් ඒ හරහා රජයේ අවංකභාවය රැකෙන බවත් ශ‍්‍රිලනිප මෛත‍්‍රී පාර්ශවයේ අදහසයි. එසේ වුවහොත් දැනට මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ සමඟ සිටින පොදු විපක්ෂයේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/16)

Will ask PM to discuss reforms with MR: MS to TNA
Daily Mirror
President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have told the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) that he would request Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to initiate a dialogue with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on formulating the new constitution. The 16 TNA MPs met President Sirisena on Thursday, and discussed their concerns. The TNA had asked about the progress being made on constitutional reforms. One of the MPs who attended the meeting said it was at this point that the President responded saying he would request the Prime Minister to talk to Mr. Rajapaksa to bring about a common approach to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/16)

Sri Lanka's problem is Terrorist not Ethnic
Shenali D Waduge
 Why should 32 nations including US, Canada, UK, India and EU ban the LTTE as a terrorist organization if Sri Lanka's problem was ethnic? Did Sri Lanka's Army carry out a military offensive against Tamil ethnic group or LTTE terrorists? Didn't Sri Lanka's Army prolong the offensive sacrificing their own soldier lives in order to bring to safety close to 300,000 Tamils during that offensive? How preposterous is it for the current Opposition Leader who hails from a party that was created by the LTTE and not investigated for its links to claim that the new... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/16)

Why Ranil wanted Mahinda’s Sino tour sponsored by FM?
Gagani Weerakoon Courtesy Ceylon Today
President Maithripala Sirisena participating at the 47th Anniversary of the Public Services United Nurses' Union (PSUNU) held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday (16) said the use of given freedom and democracy, to achieve narrow political gains or to spread racism and religious differences, is an obstacle to the future development of the country. He added that the government is moving forward step by step, towards good governance, meeting the aspirations of the people. He also said that the government is committed to fulfil the aspiration of the people to the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/16)

(a) Donald Trump has promised to pull the US out of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on his very first day in office. -(b) Singapore's prime minister on Trans-Pacific Partnership: 'How can anybody believe in US anymore?
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
President Mahinda Rajapakse has established his name as a visionary leader. Whilst fighting war against Tamil Terrorists, he laid the ground work for the economic development. In 2009 The Sri Lanka Institute of Textile and Apparel was formed, empowering the Institute to train work force needed by the sector. The Act also allowed the award of Diplomas and Degrees at Graduate and Post Graduate Levels.   By 2014 we have reaped the benefits of this long term strategy.   Sri Lanka's innovative Apparel Designs became an instant Export Revenue lottery. We are now one of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/16)

“Post-War Sinhala Buddhists” appeal to Muslims to globally self-introspect and not self-alienate
Shenali D Waduge 
published by Daily Mirror - http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Globally-self-introspect-and-not-self-alienate-119707.html  This is a response to the article appearing in the Daily Mirror of 22 November 2016 titled “Anti-Muslim hate post-war Sinhala Buddhist and selective truth telling” by one Hafeel Farisz. The article immediately recalled the interview with Dr. Ameer Ali on ‘Muslims are self-alienating’ beseeching Muslims to ask themselves whether they want to be Muslims of Sri Lanka or Muslims in Sri Lanka appealing to Muslims to look at how the world looks at them and why. From America, Canada to Europe and other parts of the world why is there... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/16)

Media Blues
Editorial  The Island
November 24, 2016, 9:18 pm President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have lamented that it is depressing to read newspapers these days; they should adopt a positive outlook, help instill patriotism in people and develop the country, he has said. We thought we would be left without anything negative to write about after last year’s regime change. But, alas, no sooner had the Rajapaksa government been dislodged than one half of the rogues responsible for its downfall pole-vaulted to the new administration while the other half chose to remain in the Opposition. Those who had been... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/16)

CaFFE blows whistle on attempt to remove NIC chief for opposing racket
By Harischandra Gunaratna Courtesy: Island
November 24, 2016, 10:35 pm The government had sought Cabinet approval to remove Department of Registration of Persons Commissioner General R. M.S. Sarath Kuamara for refusing to award a tender illegally to a company nominated by a minister to take photographs for the proposed electronic identity cards, Keerthi Tennakoon, Executive Director of CaFFE said at a news conference organised by the Anti-Corruption Front at Welikadawatte, Rajagiriya, The CaFFE head said the tender board had offered the contract to the company which bid Rs 40 per photograph, but the Minister had ordered the tender board... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/16)

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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)
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  • 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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  • 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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