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Cardinal asks govt. to resign
Courtesy The Island
Leaders of the country were acting according to the whims and fancies of external forces and the government should immediately resign and allow those who were capable of governing the county to take over, Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith told devotees at St. Sebastian's Church, Katuwapitiya, which was reconsecrated yesterday. The Cardinal said that Muslims in the country were not responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks and that it was carried out by a group of misguided youth to fulfil the desires of foreign nations that wanted to destabilise... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/07/19)

ඔබලාට රට පාලනය කරන්න බෑ.. දැන් ගෙදර යන්න.. පුළුවන් කෙනෙකුට රට දෙන්න.. කතෝලිකයන් ආණ්ඩුවට තීරණාත්මකව අහිමි කරමින් අගරදගුරු කියති.. [Video]
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අපේ රටේ නායකයන්ගේ කොන්ද පන නැති බවත් ඔහු වැඩ කළ යුත්තේ මේ ආකාරයෙන් නොවන බවත් අගරදගුරු මැල්කම් රංජිත් කාදිනල් තුමන් සඳහන් කරති. https://youtu.be/DE2Ak6T1ipk ඉතාමත් ශක්තිමත් ව තිබූ බුද්ධි අංශ පාලකයන් විසින් විනාශ කළ බවද එහිමියන් චෝදනා කළහ. වනාතවිල්ලූවේදී අන්තවාදීන් හසුවූ අවස්ථාවේ කිසිම දෙයක් නොකර ඔවුන් නිදහස් කළ බවත්, මාවනැල්ලේ බුදු පිළිම කැඩූ අය හමුවූ පසු වූ විට ඔවුන් නිදහස් කර ඒ ගැන ඔත්තුව දුන් පුද්ගලයාට වෙඩි තැබූ බව ද කාදිනල් හිමියන් පැවසූහ. විධායකය සහ ව්‍යවස්ථාදායකය අතර ඇති වී තිබෙන බල අරගලයේ හේතුවෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/07/19)

ඊනියා නිදහස ලැබී වසර 71 ක් ගතවී ඇතත් තවමත් යටත්විජිතවාදී මානසිකත්ව ග්‍රහණයෙන් මුදාගෙන නැති මහනුවර ශ්‍රී දළදා පෙරහැර
ආචාර්ය සුදත් ගුණසේකර
සිව්වන සියවසේ (ක්‍රි ව. 313) කීර්ති ශ්‍රී මේඝවර්ණ රජතුමා දවස ශ්‍රී දළදා වහන්සේ මෙරටට වැඩමවූදා සිටම අරම්භවූ ශ්‍රී දළදා ප්‍රදර්ශනය හා දළදා පෙරහැර ඉතිහාසය පුරාම ඉතා  උත්කර්ෂවත් අන්දමින් පවත්වා ඇතිබැව් වන්ශකතාවලින් පැහැදිළිවෙයි. එදා සිටම සින්හල බෞද්ධ රාජ්යක් වූ මේ රටේ දළදාවහන්සේගේ භාරකාරයා මෙන්ම ආරක්ශකයාද වුයේ රජතුමාය. ඒ  නිසාම දළදාවහන්සේ වැඩසිටි දළදාමන්දිරය පිහිටියේද මාළිගා චතුරස්‍රයේමය.  දිනපතා උන්වහන්සේට සිදුකෙරෙන පුද පූජා වලට අමතරව වසරකට වරක් දළදා වහන්සේ අභයගිරි විහාරයට පෙරහැරින් වැඩමවා දින අනූවක් එහි ප්‍රදර්ශනයකොට ජනතාවට වැඳපුදා ගැනීමට අවස්ථාව සලස්වයි. අනතුරුව නැවතත් දළදාවහන්සේ පෙරහරින් රජමාලිගා පරිශ්‍රයට  වැඩමවා දළදා මන්දිරයේ තැන්පත් කිරීම සිරිත විය. මේ තුලින් දළදාවහ්න්සේගේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/07/19)

How To Attract More Chinese Tourists to Sri Lanka?
by Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan
Before being nominated as the Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka and arriving at the country to assume my office, I could hardly imagine that there are so many world wonders on this tropical island of over 60,000 square kilometers. The graceful lake and mountains of Kandy, the quaint and ancient city of Galle, the gorgeous and colorful Colombo, and the breathtaking thrills of Lion Rock are all amazing and stunning. Many Chinese tourists have been attracted to these beautiful sceneries with pleasant surprise like me. qrf With the strong support... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/07/19)

Hindu Human Rights Activist Faces Sedition Trial For Telling Trump About Minority Persecution In Bangladesh
by Swarajya Staff Courtesy Swarajyamag
Donald Trump,Bangladesh,Hindu activist,priya saha,minority activist,hindus in bangladesh, Priya Saha at the White House (Pic via Twitter) A Bangladeshi minister, Obaidul Quader, has stated that the organising secretary of the Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council (HBCUC), Priya Saha, will face trial on the charge of sedition for her remarks about minority persecution in the country to US President Donald Trump, reports PTI. The Hindu minority activist had been on a visit to the White House on Friday (19 July), when she told Trump that 37 million members... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/07/19)

Is Sri Lanka a luxury destination?
The Island/Asia News Network 
COLOMBO — What makes a country stand out as a Luxury Destination? The high end traveler is willing to pay a much higher price to visit a truly amazing place without any crowds so that they would be the only ones there at that moment enjoying the venue. These travelers do not like to stand in line and waste their time. In short, the high end traveler likes to be pampered so that locked doors would open especially for them. For example I paid Euro 17 (around USD 19-20) to enter the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/07/19)

Cardinal calls on Sri Lanka govt to quit over Easter attacks
Courtesy Mailonline
+1 Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says Sri Lanka's leaders were locked in power struggle rather than paying attention to intelligence warnings about the bombings The head of Sri Lanka's Roman Catholic Church Sunday called for the government to resign over its alleged failure to investigate an "international conspiracy" behind the deadly Easter bombings. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said the authorities had failed to identify those behind the suicide bombings that killed at least 258 people at three churches and three luxury hotels in Colombo. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/07/19)

Umpire Kumar Dharamsena Admits To Making Error In Cricket World Cup Final
Courtesy Outlook
Sri Lankan umpire Kumar Dharamsena's controversial decision to give six runs to England's total, instead of five, from a deflected overthrow effectively sealed the faith for New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final Kumar Dharmasena, a former Sri Lanka spinner, is one of the leading umpires today It indeed was a judgement error to award six runs to England from an overthrow in the World Cup final admitted umpire Kumar Dharmasena but the Sri Lankan will never "regret" the decision. Report | Highlights | Scorecard ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/07/19)

US wants military cooperation pact with Sri Lanka to tackle red tape
Courtesy THE STRAITS TIMES
US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz said Washington has no intention of setting up a military base in the country.PHOTO: REUTERS COLOMBO (REUTERS) - The United States wants a special forces cooperation agreement with Sri Lanka to sidestep bureaucracy and has no intention of setting up a military base in the country, the American ambassador to the island nation said in a television interview. The comments represent the latest attempt by ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz to assuage concerns over US involvement in the Indian Ocean island after plans to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/07/19)

Indians are contributing the most to revival of Lankan tourism after Easter Sunday blasts
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, July 21 (ECONOMYNEXT): Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals have increased to an average 4,000 a day in the second week of July from 3,200 arrivals a day a week earlier, recovering further from the Easter Sunday attack with more visitors from India, a top official said. “There’s a significant increase in arrivals now, and we are averaging about 4,000 arrivals per day,” Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau (SLTPB) Chairman Kishu Gomes told EconomyNext. This is a 45 percent fall from the 7,026 average daily arrivals from July 2018. Arrivals had... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/07/19)

BBS CONVENTION IN KANDY, JULY 7, 2019
By Rohana R. Wasala
The Bodu Bala Sena organization held (seemingly the first edition of) its Siv Hele Maha Samuluwa or National Convention of Siv Hela  at the Bogambara Grounds in Kandy on July 7, 2019. Its purpose was, presumably, to propose a democratic, non-violent way out of the present political morass that the country is engulfed in. (Siv Hela is an ancient name for Sri Lanka. A commonly accepted conjecture is: Siv Hela > Sihela> Sinhale > Ceilao > Ceylon. Literally, the phrase means the Country of the Four Helas. Hela Diva or the ‘Island of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/07/19)

Election carrots, at nation’s expense
Laksiri Warnakula
“…….Everybody knew that it was a carrot, for it was orange with a green top” – Rowan Atkinson aka Mr Bean in one of his stage presentations Another season of carrots has dawned. And the above regarding carrots came to my mind, of Rev. Bean reading a passage from his gospel to his congregation. Now they are just beginning to pop up once again from various plots belonging to various owners. However, does everybody know as Rev. Bean says that they are just carrots?  On offer are or will be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/07/19)

ජනාධිපති ධූර කාලය අවුරුදු හයයි?
ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති
මේ මාතෘකාව දැක්ක ගමන් අපේ කට්ටිය කලබල වෙන්න පුළුවන්. 19 වැනි ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනයෙන් ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ ධූර කාලය අවුරුදු පහකට අඩු කළා කියන එක නොදන්න කෙනෙක් නැති තරම්. මේ කාරණය තහවුරු කරගන්න හැම කෙනෙක් ම බලන්නේ අපේ ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ තියෙන “ජනරජයේ ජනාධිපතිවරයා” ගැන කියැවෙන 30 වැනි ව්‍යවස්ථාව. ඒකට අයිති දෙවැනි අනුව්‍යවස්ථාවේ (ඒ කියන්නේ 30. 2 අනුව්‍යවස්ථාවේ) මෙහෙම තියෙනවා. ජනරජයේ ජනාධිපතිවරයා ජනතාව විසින් තෝරා පත් කර ගනු ලැබිය යුතු අතර පස් අවුරුදු කාලයක් ධූරය දරන්නේ ය. ඉතින් මේ කාරණය මෙච්චර පැහැදිළිව කියලා තියෙද්දිත් ජනාධිපතිතුමාගේ ධූර කාලය අවුරුදු හයයි කියලා කියන එකේ තේරුම මොකක්ද කියලා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/07/19)

දෙවෙනි පානදුරා වාදය හා සිංහල බෞද්ද්ධ අන්තවාදය
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
මිනිස් හට සොඳුරු ගුණ සහ නුගුණ ඇත නිදොස් කෙනෙකු මෙදියත උපදනේ නැත කුරිරු ගොර සපුන්ගේ දළ ගෙහි විසය මදුරු මැසිකැලන්ගේ තුඩ ගෙහි විසය රුදුරු නුහුසුවන්ගේ වල ගෙහි විසය නපුරු දුදනන්ගෙ සිය ලඟෙහිම විසය සුභාෂිතය බුද්ද්ධාගම කියන්නේ බොරුවක් ක්‍රිස්තුවර්‍ෂ 1873 දී සිදුවුන පානදුරා මහා වාදය සුද්දන්ගේ ආශිර්‍වාදය ඇතිව ඒ කාලයේ සිටි සිංහල ක්‍රිස්තියානීන් විසින් බුද්ද්ධාගමට හා හාමුදුරුවරුන්ට (බුද්ද්ධ ශාසනයට) දිගින් දිගටම අපහාස කරමින් හා අභියෝගකරමින් කරගෙන ගිය ඉල්ලාගෙන කෑමක ඓතිහාසික අවසානයක් විය. 1818 හා 1848 උඩරට සිංහල සමූල ඝාතනවල පසුබිම යටතේ, එවකට පැවති වාතාවරණය සුද්දන්ට කත් ඇද්ද, ඔබේසේකර-ද සේරම්-බණ්ඩාරණායක කළු සුද්දන්ගේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/07/19)

Colombo Easter Massacre: Can Islamic Terror Be A Diplomatic Asset?
By Saeed Naqvi, The Milli Gazette Online
Prolific punditry on the Easter Sunday massacre in Colombo has taken a pause because investigations have reached a stage where all sides have to take a political call. Different interests would like investigators to be nosy in different directions. A calamity on a scale where nearly 300 people were killed and 500 injured immediately causes Intelligence agencies to descend with angelic intent, armed with all the technologies. A mystery which Hercule Poirot would leisurely solve over delectable wines and gourmet food is, with the arrival of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/07/19)

Most extravagant tea service in U.K. launches for $800 a pot
Courtesy CTV News
White glove tea service at The Rubens at The Palace (The Rubens at the Palace) Have £500 (CAD$817) to spare on a cuppa tea? A luxury hotel in London has launched the U.K.'s most expensive afternoon tea service, featuring a pot of tea made with leaves handpicked at sunrise in the highlands of Sri Lanka. It's tea fit for a queen. The experience at The Rubens at The Palace hotel in London involves gold tweezers, gloved service, and a rare tea blend selected by specialist tea merchants at... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/07/19)

Aftermath of April 21 attacks - UN expert lauds Sri Lanka's efforts to ensure rule of law
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The visiting UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Freedom of Association and Peaceful Assembly has appreciated the fact that Sri Lanka was able to recover and ensure the rule of law in the aftermath of the April 21 tragedy, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said. It said in a statement that Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule also expressed his condolences on the recent terrorist attacks that occurred in April. Mr.Voule called on Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana at the Ministry on Thursday. The minister said the freedom of association... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/07/19)

Removing Dr. Shafi’s probe from CID: Acting IGP says ’not possible’ to NPC
Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Acting IGP has written to the National Police Commission (NPC) yesterday saying it is not possible to remove the CID from investigating Dr. Mohammed Shafi’s case and hand it over to the Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU). The NPC on Thursday called for a report from the Acting IGP over the possibility of removing the CID from investigating Dr. Shafi’s case. Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera yesterday said the Acting IGP has said in his letter that the CID has launched the investigation into the case... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/07/19)

Hayleys Free Zone Limited denies any involvement in ‘garbage’ shipment
Courtesy Adaderana
Hayleys Free Zone Limited (HFZ) today denied that the company has any involvement with a shipment said to be containing garbage that is lying at the Port of Colombo. Video footage of the piles of biomedical waste shipped from the UK, recorded during the observation visit made by the Central Environmental Authority (CEA), was released to the media yesterday (19). https://youtu.be/SYFiiqaMksI The CEA has ordered to return the consignment of biomedical waste imported to Sri Lanka back to the United Kingdom. Certain groups, media reports and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/07/19)

Back-to-back PC and Presidential polls
By C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island
July 20, 2019, 7:28 pm  Mahinda Deshapriya One of the matters under discussion at this point in time is whether the long delayed Provincial Council elections should be held before the presidential poll this year. This debate is driven largely by one man - the Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya, who has said that he will resign from the Chairmanship of the Commission unless the PC elections are held before the Presidential election. Everybody else in the country, the politicians, the general public... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/07/19)

Looking for straws
Editorial Courtesy The Island
UPFA General Secretary and MP Mahinda Amaraweera has gone on record as saying that he will move a private member’s motion for abolishing the executive presidency. Reflected in his statement is his realisation that the SLFP/UPFA has failed to secure the SLPP’s consent for fielding President Maithripala Sirisena as their presidential candidate. If Amaraweera goes ahead with his move, he might be able to receive the backing of the UNP-led government and its allies. The next presidential election has become a huge problem for all political parties save the SLPP and the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/07/19)

SAJITH PREMADASA’S DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS vs OTHER POLITICIANS AND NATIONAL LIST
Dr M D P DISSANAYAKE
Like in many other countries, there are no mandatory academic or professional qualifications required by a person to be elected as President, Prime Minister or Cabinet of Ministers of Sri Lanka.  Late Mr D S Senanayake’s qualifications were never questioned when he became our First Prime Minister under independent Sri Lanka. Unlike in 1948, now Sri Lanka has produced thousands of highly educated  and world renowned academics and professionals.  Yet, our political system continuing musical chairs with the same old seasoned politicians. There are rumours that the former Auditor... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/19)

What Is Really Happening In Xinjiang
by Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan
Recently, I was surprised to notice that some politicians and media in the western countries continuously attacked China’s policy in Xinjiang, falsely claiming that a large number of “concentration camps” violating human rights have been established there. But what is the true story? The Grand Bazar (market) in Urumqi, Xinjiang, 2018 In Xinjiang have settled as many as 47 ethnic groups, including the Uygur, Han, Kazak, Hui, Mongolian, Tajik etc. Among the 24.4 million population of Xinjiang, nearly 13 million are Muslims. The Chinese government has attached... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/19)

How long are the Sinhala people going to tolerate this nonsense of the tyranny of minority politics…continued
Mario Perera, Kadawata
Forever until the Sinhalese are no more – Dilrook Dilrook’s comment must be printed in RED and posted in every street corner of this country. Read any and every article in our newspapers and journals. They all establish and confirm the stark reality that 'we live in a fairytale'. Hope as regards the hopeless is not hope. It is delusion. The vast majority of our Sinhala writers are personifications of Nero playing his lyre and singing while Rome was burning. The core issue has not filtered into their consciousness. Even those who strike... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/19)

Giants: Who Really Rules The World?
Courtesy Empire Files
Abby Martin sits down with Peter Phillips, former director of Project Censored and professor of Political Sociology at Sonoma State University. His new book “Giants: The Global Power Elite” details the 17 transnational investment firms which control over $50 trillion in wealth—and how they are kept in power by their activists, facilitators and protectors. https://youtu.be/ZUGh1Su7-ok... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/19)

Changing Sri Lanka’s Land Laws: Legal fraternity & Academics must play a bigger role
By shenali Waduge
A wave of controversial agreements none of which anyone has seen are being drafted by foreigners and envoys are making open statements on them. US envoy recently claimed Sri Lanka’s land administration is poor & so MCC is recommending changes. MCC is an arm of the US government. Why has Sri Lanka’s legal fraternity not raised the issue of foreign interference in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs? Citizens of Sri Lanka enjoying free education owe something back to the Nation and Sri Lanka is in a miserable situation for the lack... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/19)

Another Presidential Election, Another Display of Tamil Eelam and Malaya Nadu Maps to the World
Dilrook Kannangara
Another presidential election is around the corner. And that means the nation is forgotten once again and political clans take centre stage.  There is a sinister side to all presidential elections. All presidential elections after 1994 showcased internal divisions to the whole world. The ethnic group classified as ‘Sri Lankan Tamils’ demand Tamil Eelam – a hypothetical state making up the entirety of the north and parts of the east and the north western areas. This has been an election issue since 1977. Similarly since 2002 the ethnic group classified as ‘Indian... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/19)

රාජ්‍ය ඇමති රන්ජන් රාමනායක පිරිමි ගොන් නාම්බෙක්ද?
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
රාජ්‍ය ඇමතිකමක්ද දී රනිල් විසින් රන්ජන්ව නඩත්තු කරන්නේ, ඇමෙරිකන් තානාපති නෝනා ඔහු සමඟ සෙල්ෆි ගහන්නේ, බළල් අතක් වශයෙන් ඔහුගෙන් ලබාගත හැකි ප්‍රයෝජන නිසාය. කලින් සිටි තානාපති නෝනා මාදුළුවාවේ සෝභිත හිමියන්ට දුන් ලණුව භාර දීමට තරම් දඹර අමිල හිමිට රටේ තැනක් නැත. එසේ නොහැකිවිට කලහැකි හොඳම ඉත්තා ලෙස රනිල්-මංගලලා රන්ජන්ගේ සවුත්තු කට පාවිච්චිකරමින් සිටී. භික්‍ෂු අපචාර ගැන රන්ජන්ගේ මුල් යූටියුබ් ප්‍රකාශය, ඔහුගේ ශ්‍රී මහා බෝධි පන්සලේ හාමුදුරුවරු ගංජා බොන මුහුණු පොත් සටහන, අන්තිමට රනිල් හමුවූ පසු ඔහු මාධ්‍යවලට මුලින් කී දෙය හා පසුව අළුතින්ම ලන්ඩන්, පෝප් හා ඒඩ්ස් හැදුනු සාමනේරවරුන් ඈඳා කල වනා වෙඩිතැබීම යන මේ සියල්ල... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/19)

ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ සහ අභියාචනාධිකරණ නඩු තීන්දු සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් ලබා දීමට ජනමතය විමසන ලෙස ඉල්ලා අත්සන් ලක්ෂයක පෙත්සමකට අත්සන් ලබා ගැනීම ආරම්භ කරයි.....!
අරුන උණවටුන
ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ සහ අභියාචනාධිකරණ නඩු තීන්දු සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් ලබා දීමට ජනමතය විමසන ලෙස ඉල්ලා අත්සන් ලක්ෂයක පෙත්සමක් ජනාධිපතිවරයාට ලබා දීමට අත්සන් එකතු කිරීමේ ආරම්භක උත්සවය ජූනි 18 කොළඹ මහජන පුස්තකාලයේ දී පවත්වන ලදී. “ නීතිය නොදැනීම සමාවට කරුණක් නොවේ” යන නීති සිද්ධාන්තය අනුව රටේ බහුතර ජනතාව වෙනස්කමකට ලක් නොකල යුතු අතර නීතිය දැන ගැනීමට ඇති මාර්ග අවහිර නොකළ යුතු වේ. ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පාලන ආයතන 3 අතරින් විධායකය සහ ව්‍යවස්ථාදායකය විසින් ගනු ලබන තීරණ රටේ බහුතර ජනතාවගේ භාෂාවෙන් එනම් සිංහල භාෂාවෙන්ද ගනු ලබන හෙයින් ඒවා ජනතාවට සන්නිවේදනය වුවත් අනෙක් පාලන ආයතනයේ ඉහළම ආයතන වන ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණය සහ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/19)

Sri Lanka bombings: three months on, tourism workers tell their stories
Courtesy The Guardian
May and June are the low season in Sri Lanka, but this year, following the Easter Sunday bombings, tourism ground to a halt. Hotels were empty, beaches were deserted and popular attractions that had been starting to suffer from overtourism were eerily quiet. The UK Foreign Office’s warning against all but essential travel was issued on April 25, effectively forcing UK holidaymakers to either cancel or postpone bookings. Visitors in May were down 70% year on year. After the FCO changed its advice six weeks later on 6 June – and other countries lifted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/19)

The changing face of violent extremism
KHALID KOSER LILLA SCHUMICKY-LOGAN Courtesy The Interpreter
New research suggests students themselves know the beststrategies to prevent violent radicalisation in universities. A remembrance ceremony in Colombo in June, two months after the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 258 people (Photo: Ishara S. Kodikara via Getty)Published 19 Jul 2019 11:00 The Easter bombings in Sri Lanka killed 258 people, including two Australians among 46 foreign nationals, and injured 500 more. Its perpetrators according to Sri Lankan State Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene were “well-educated and come from the middle or upper-middle class”, and were “financially... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/19)

A long-distance love story
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today
She lived in a faraway remote town, hundreds of miles away from the City of Colombo, and I was born in London. When the flower buds opened into beautiful blooms in her garden, they reached my olfactory glands automatically! Cool breezes swept across her garden in Sri Lanka, and moved thousands of miles, across the seas to bring me ‘love letters’ from her, my long-distance love! Neither had she seen me, nor had I seen her, the only bond between us was that I had heard about her from my... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/19)

19A and role of next President
By Lakshman I. Keerthisinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
“Let us never forget that government is ourselves, and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President, and senators, and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt –American statesman and former President.President Maithripala Sirisena recently called for the abolition of both the 18th and 19th Amendments of the Constitution ‘in order to strengthen freedom, democracy and ensure good governance in the future’, he said when speaking at the 40th anniversary celebrations of the National Housing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/19)

Ranjan apologizes to Maha Sangha for his controversial statement
Courtesy Adaderana
State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake today (19) apologized to Mahanayake and Anunayake theros of Asgiri Chapter for the controversial statement he made regarding Buddhist monks. The prelates had requested the presence of State Minister Ramanayake with regard to his statement, accordingly, the state minister visited the Asgiri Maha Viharaya in Kandy today. https://youtu.be/ZuB8suK6yBs Following a discussion held with Mahanayake and Anunayake theros and other monks of the Sangha Sabha, the state minister made an apology over his controversial statement. Meanwhile, many religious leaders had deplored the state... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/19)

VIP Defender & 2 persons involved in attack on van at Kalagedihena arrested
Courtesy Adaderana
The Defender vehicle, which was recently involved in the attack on a van at Kalagedihena, has been found at a residence in Maharagama area, says the Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara. SP Gunasekara added that the Defender vehicle was taken into police custody. The driver of the Defender and another individual have been arrested after the duo surrendered to the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD), the police media spokesperson stated further. The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chandana Wickremaratne today (19) directed the CCD to investigate into the incident... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/19)

Aloysius and 7 others served indictments; granted bail
Courtesy Adaderana
The Permanent High Court-at-Bar today served indictments on 8 accused in the the Central Bank bond scam case including Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) owner Arjun Aloysius. The defendants were subsequently granted bail by the court, Ada Derana reporter said. The case was taken up before a bench comprising Justices Sampath Abeykoon, Sampath Wijeyaratne and Champa Janaki Rajaratne in the Special High Court today (19). Ada Derana reporter said that no attorneys were present at the hearing on behalf of the first defendant in the case, former Central Bank governor Arjuna... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/07/19)

How long are the Sinhala people going to tolerate this nonsense of the tyranny of minority politics and sleep before these Tamil and Muslim threats?
Dr. Sudath Gunasekara 
Immediate action is needed to arrest this arrogant minority terrorism on this Sinhala motherland to save the country, the 2500 year old Sinhala nation and the Buddha Sasana. The onerous of arresting this blatant minority terrorism falls squarely on the two main Sinhala political Parties, the UNP and the SLPP. No Sinhala political party or leader should dream to come to power in this country if it continues to ignores these threats and remain deaf, blind and dumb as usual fearing losing minority votes. The whole Sinhala nation is seriously watching how these... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/19)

MILLENNIUM CHALLENGES, ECONOMIC ISSUES AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS IN SR LANKA PART 1
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
Recent political analysis of Mr. C.A Chandraprema in Sunday Island on 14.07.2019 allowed understanding the truth about the achievement of millennium goals in Sri Lanka as it has been quite closed information that most of the population in the country including politicians have no idea about this test performance.  I associated with university students in Pacific countries to discuss UN millennium goals after the year 2000, however, I didn’t know that Sri Lanka also was a country covered by UN Millennium goals as the official statistics published by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka showed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/19)

MILLENNIUM CHALLENGES, ECONOMIC ISSUES AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS IN SR LANKA PART 2
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
Fiscal Policy Fiscal policy became a vital issue after the conditions created Korean War in early 1950s and Sri Lanka was unable to design and develop a good fiscal policy to the country.  It seemed that the economic authority treated fiscal policy and monetary as alternatives despites in our university classrooms education in which we were educated that fiscal and monetary policies are not alternatives but complimentary to fix weakness in one by others.  Fiscal policy has been continued without a proper solution and all governments ruled in the country used borrowing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/19)

වසර 115කට පසුව මහව ඕමන්තේ දුම්රිය මාර්ගය සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම අලුත් කෙරේ...
ප්‍රවාහන හා සිවිල් ගුවන්සේවා අමාත්‍යාංශය.
වසර 115කට වඩා පැරණි මහව - ඕමන්තේ දුම්රිය මාර්ගය සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම අලුත් කිරීම හෙවත් දැනට භාවිත වන පැරණි දුම්රිය මාර්ගය ඉවත් කර ඒ වෙනුවට නව දුම්රිය මාර්ගය සෑදීමේ  ව්‍යාපෘතිය අද නිල වශයෙන් ආරම්භ විය. ඒ එම ව්‍යාපෘතියේ ඉදිකිරීම් ගිවිසුම ප්‍ර‍වාහන සහ සිවිල් ගුවන්සේවා අමාත්‍ය අර්ජුන රණතුංග මහතාගේ ප්‍ර‍ධානත්වයෙන් අත්සන් කිරීමෙනි. ගිවිසුම් අත්සන් කිරීමේ නිල උත්වය අද (18) කොළඹදී පැවැත්විණ. ගිවිසුම අත්සන් කළේ ප්‍රවාහන සහ සිවිල් ගුවන්සේවා අමාත්‍යාංශය සහ ඉදිකිරීම් කොන්ත්‍රාත්තුව හිමි IRCON Intonational Limited  සමාගම අතර වේ. උතුරු දුම්රිය මාර්ගයේ මහව - ඕමන්තේ දුම්රිය මාර්ගයට අයත් සම්පූර්ණ දිග කිලෝමීටර් 133කි. එහි මහව සිට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/07/19)

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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)
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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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