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The Withering Heights of Ranil Wickremesinghe
H. L. D. Mahindapala
The most noteworthy promise kept by President Maithripala Sirisena after he became president on January 8, 2015 was to appoint Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister. And, needless to say, the rot began from that moment onwards. Together they promised in their Manifesto to take the nation to “an ideal society” in 100 days. The winning card they played was to promise a moral political culture, quite different from the previous regime. It is the failure to honour their own commitment of maintaining the basic – not the highest -- ethical standards that has brought... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/15)

Sri Lanka Muslims
By Charles.S.Perera
The Moors came to Sri Lanka as traders.  When the Portuguese merchant vessels adventured into Indian Ocean  the Moors were chased away. These vagrant traders chased by the Portuguese sought the protection of Sinhala Kings who settled them in a village in the East allowing them to  marry Sinhala women. They have no ethnic  identity , therefore they identify them from their religion as Muslims. Having descended from seafaring  traders, they have no great cultural background, they have lost their original linguistic connection and burrowed the language of the Tamils. Living in villages married to Sinhala women... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/15)

මැතිවරණය හා සිවල් සමාජ මාෆියාවේ වත්මන් භූමිකාව
ඉසුරු ප්‍රසංග
“නමුත් ඉංග්‍රීසීන්ගේ නුවණින් සහ දක්ෂකමිනුත් කැරලිවලට මුල් කාරයෝව සිටියවුන්ගෙන් එක එකා අල්ලා ගත් බැවින් එඬේරෙක් නැති බැටලූ රැලවල් මෙන් කැරළිවලට බැඳී සිටි අයවල් මංමුලාව ගියාය. මින්පසු නැවතත් සෑර් රොබට්ස් බ්‍රවුන්රිග් උතුමාණන් වහන්සේ සහ සිංහල මනුෂ්‍යයන් අතරේ අලූත් ගිවිසුමක් ඇති කරගත් නිසා ප්‍රථම තිබි ලෙසටම සමාදානය පැතිරී ගියාය. මෙවක් පටන් අදවන තුරුම ඉංග්‍රීසිවරු යටතේ බොහෝ යස ඉසුරුමත් කමකින් සහ ඉතා සමාදානයෙන්ද ලංකාව පවතිනවාය. සීලාචාරකම් දියුණුවීම්ද පාරවල් ආදිය සෑදීමට පදිංචිකාරයන්ගේ සුබ සිද්ධිය ඉශ්ඨ කරදීමට ඕනෑ කරන සියලූ දේවල්ම ආණ්ඩුව විසින් ඉෂ්ට කරදී තිබෙනවාය. ජෝන් පෙරේරා  ක්‍රි.ව. 1853දී නිකුත් වූ ශාස්ත්‍රාලංකාරය සඟරාවෙනි. අතීතයේදී සුද්දා මේ රට සෘජුව යටත් කරගෙන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/15)

Demons of Batalanda: Who was behind them?
By Dharman Wickremaratne                       
It was the time when terror enveloped the whole of Sri Lanka. The JVP's second insurgency was raging. Many were the sacrifices made to appease the demons in human form. They were celebrating and enjoying life while murder squads under their direction were roaming the country looking for prey. Torture chambers were setup at different places. People died by the thousands after suffering brutal torture. Bodies of victims were seen everywhere. They were burnt or dumped in rivers and canals. The buildings which housed the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/15)

රවිට ප්‍රශ්න කිහිපයක්
චින්තන පර්'ෂදය
රවි කරුණානායකගෙන් ප්‍රශ්න කිහිපයක් ඇසීමට බලාපොරොත්තු වෙමු.   ඔබේ මවගේ පියා සී සී දිසානායක ද?    ඔහු නියෝජ්‍ය පොලිස්පති ධුරය දැරී ද?   පාසල් රජයට පවරා ගැනීමට සිරිමවෝ බණ්ඩාරනායක මහත්මිය ගත් තීරණයට ඔහු විරුද්ධ වි ද?   ඒ තීරණය අදත් කාදිනල්ගේ දෝෂාරෝපනයට හසු නො වන්නේ ද?    සී සී දිසානායක 1962 සිරිමාවෝ බණ්ඩාරනායක මහත්මිය බලයෙන් පහකිරීම සඳහා කුමන්ත්‍රණය කළේ ද?   ඒ කුමන්ත්‍රණය සියයට සියයක් ම මෙන් පොලීසියේ හා හමුදාවේ බෞද්ධ නොවන මිලධාරීන් විසින් මෙහෙයවන ලද ද? වැඩිදුරටත් ඔවුහු රාජකීය විද්‍යාලයේ හා ශාන්ත ජෝසෆ් විද්‍යාලයේ අබෞද්ධ ආදි ශිෂ්‍යයෝ වූවෝ ද?     ලංකාවේ අධිකරණය ඔවුන් වරදකරුවන් ලෙස... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/15)

මෛත්‍රිගේ ප්‍රෝඩාතන්ත්‍රවාදය
නලින් ද සිල්වා
චම්පක රණවකට හා රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහට අනුව මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන සියල්ල විසඳා ඇත. මැතිවරණයෙන් පසුව මහින්ද අගමැති නොවනු ඇත. ඒ බව කියා ඇත්තේ අන් කිසිවකු නොව මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන ය. රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහට  හා ඔහුගේ ගෝලයා වූ චම්පක රණවකට අනුව දහනවවැනි සංශෝධනයෙන් පසුව ද අගමැති පත් කෙරෙන්නේ ජනාධිපති විසින් තම මතය පරිදි ය. ව්‍යවස්ථාවට අනුව ජනාධිපති තම මතය අනුව පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ බහුතරයක් දිනාගත හැකි අයකු අගමැති ලෙස පත්කරයි. ජනාධිපති ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ ඡන්ද විමසීමක් කිරීමට බැඳී නැත. මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේනගේ වචනවලින් ම කියන්නේ නම් මේ බම්බු ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදයකි. දහනවවැනි ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනයෙන් පසු විධායක ජනාධිපති බලතල කැපී පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට බලය ලැබීණි යැයි සෝභිත හිමි ඇතුළු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/15)

රනිල් රට රවටන මහින්ද පවසන වැටුප් වැඩිවීම ගැන පැහැදිළි කිරීමක්.
උපුටාගැණීම www.mahinda.info
පහත දැක්වෙන්නේ වැටුප් වැඩි කිරීමේ ප්‍රතිපත්තිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාව විවේචනය කරමින් එජාප ඡන්ද රැස්වීමකදී රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා කරන ලද ප්‍රකාශයකුයි. එම වීඩියෝවේ කියවෙන ප්‍රධාන කාරනා 4 ක් ගැන බලමු.   [1]. අගෝස්තු 17 වැනිදා එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ ආණ්ඩුවක් ආවොත් රු 10000 දීමනාව රජයේ සේවකයන්ගේ වැටුපට එකතු කරන බවත් එවිට අවම වැටුප රු 32000 ක් බවත් රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා පවසයි. (i). රු 10000 කින් වැටුප වැඩි කිරීම පසුගිය ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ පොදු අපේක්ෂකයා විසින් පොරොන්දු වූවක්. (The salaries of public servants will be raised by Rs 10,000 a month. source: colombotelegraph.com 2014/12/20) වැටුප... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/15)

ෆෙඩරල් බලලා මල්ලෙන් එළියට
සඳුන් ජීවන්ත  Courtesy Mawbima
මෙච්චර දවසක් මල්ල ඇතුළේ ඤාව්, ඤාව්, ඤාව් කියමින් හිටි දෙමළ සන්ධානයේ ෆෙඩරල් බළලා පහුගිය සතියේදී මල්ලෙන් එළියට පැන්නේය. යාපනයේ උඩුවිල් මරදනාර්තෝට්ටම් ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේ පැවැති දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානයේ මහ මැතිවරණ ප්‍රතිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශනය එළිදැක්වීමේ උත්සවයේදී මේ ෆෙඩරල් බළලා මල්ලෙන් එළියට පැන්නේය. දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානයේ සිය මැතිවරණ ප්‍රතිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශනය ඉදිරිපත් කරමින් කියන්නේ උතුර හා නැඟෙනහිර දෙපළාත් යළි ඒකාබද්ධ කළ යුතු බවය. එසේ ඒකාබද්ධ කරනු ලබන උතුරු - නැඟෙනහිර පළාතට වෙනම ෆෙඩරල් පාලනයක් දිය යුතු බවය. එසේම උතුරු නැඟෙනහිර දෙමළ ජනතාවගේ ස්වයං පාලන අයිතිය පිළිගත යුතු බවද දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානයේ ප්‍රතිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශනයේ සඳහන් වේ. ඔවුන් වැඩිදුරටත් ප්‍රකාශ කරන්නේ උතුර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/15)

BANDIT QUEEN GOING TO BAT FOR YAHAPALANAYA-JOKE OF THE CENTURY
CBK  decides to bat for UNP-led UNFGG coalition
August 2, 2015, Amidst claims of a rift between former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and some government bigwigs, Kumaratunga yesterday declared her support for the United National Party-led United Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) by visiting the campaign office of Gampaha District candidate Arjuna Ranatunga yesterday morning. The August 17 general election would be a contest between good and evil forces and the former President was firmly with us, the former World Cup winning national Cricket Captain said. Ranatunga also reminded the media of the important role played by Kumaratunga in events leading... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/15)

Political cartoons that made a difference and shook the nation in the 1950s
by Senaka Weeraratna
Aubrey Collette was a well known cartoonist from the mid forties who was virtually a regular contributor to the Times of Ceylon and the Lake House press until the early 1960s when he emigrated to Australia. His cartoons comprised a sharp, visual comment on the social and political landscape of the time.  Notable issues of the moment, the political developments after Sri Lanka's independence and the far-reaching social and cultural changes in the 1950s found expression in his line-work. Unfortunately though he was a talented Artist he found himself looking at the passing political scene... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/15)

August 17 – Voting priority is Unity and Territorial Integrity of Sri Lanka! Let us not get fooled by the  Yahapalana Hoax nor by the Catholic Church calling for worthy candidates!
Ratanapala
3 August 15 CAN YOU SEE THE DIFFERENCE? Eelam Stamp 1980    Eelam as claimed today! The challenge before the Sri Lankans nation on 17 August is not whether we need to bring in ‘squeeky clean’ , educated and capable politicians into the parliament.  This we must try to do as practically possible and not any further. Finding the best is another battle for yet another day. Right now the nation must get her priorities right. The nation’s highest priority is choosing the right Prime Minister and the political party that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/15)

Message from Susil Premajayantha
Venerable Reverends, Ladies and Gentlemen, My Friends,
I, the candidate from the district of Colombo for the General Election 2015 as the Group Leader of United People’s Freedom Alliance, humbly request you to give your support to the party and myself. Educated at St. John’s College, Nugegoda, having obtained the Bachelor of Laws in 1982 and passing the Attorney-at-Law Examination in 1984, I enrolled as an Attorney-at-Law in the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in March 1985. Since my appearance as a Defence Counsel in the Colombo High Court from 1985 to 1994, I have worked on a vast... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/15)

Bloemendal shooting: Army Sampath succumbs to injuries -වෙඩි වැදීමෙන් තුවාල ලැබූ රවිගේ ආධාරකරු ‘ආමි සම්පත්’ මිය යයි…
Hot News
Another person injured during the shooting incident at Bloemendal Road last Friday has succumbed to his injuries. The injured person was receiving treatment at the National hospital at the time of his demise. The deceased has been identified as B. Niroshan Sampath (30) Army Sampath the underworld leader who was a resident of Grandpass, Colombo. Siththy Nasima (42), a resident of Madampapitiya in Kotahena, also succumbed to injuries after being rushed to hospital following the incident which had occurred at around 11.45 on Friday (31). Twelve other including 9 men are still receiving treatment for injuries at... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/15)

The cartoon that decided the 1956 election defeat of the UNP
This cartoon sealed the fate of the UNP in 1956
It depicted Sir John Kotelawala riding an elephant (the symbol of the UNP) pointing a spear at the Buddha statue. Accompanying Sir John was people dressed in western garb drinking and dancing (Western Liberalism slowly attempting to remove the Buddhist cultural heritage of Sri Lanka) in the foreground was a calf killed and ready to be barbecued...(Buddhists have been appealing against animal slaughter in keeping with Buddhas preaching to treat Man and Animal equally) This cartoon shook the Sinhala Buddhists... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/15)

Sri Lanka’s future & voter fault lines
Shenali D Waduge
Sri Lanka’s geopolitical positioning has been both a blessing and a curse. Despite 17 invasions from South India, 3 Christian Western colonial occupations over 410 years at no time did Sri Lanka fall except to be handed over to the enemy by local traitors – Alas the same appears to be unfolding exactly 200 years later. It is the lessons from these past histories that beckon citizens to be cautious of history not been repeated given that within the political establishment there are parties & politicians ever ready to divide the nation if it enables them... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/15)

FUTURE OF SRI LANKA
JANAKI CHANDRARATNA – PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Sri Lanka is once again at ‘crossroads’ that can have an impact on its future. Unlike in previous instances, the path that can be taken is seriously muddied by the political and social dynamics of the present environment. Although the stage is set for another election, the electorate is confused with the plethora of information and misinformation generated by competing political parties and contestants. The media is equally guilty of questionable ethical conduct having to withdraw published news items due to lack of due diligence. Social media has gone wild with slanders and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/15)

The Only way ahead for Greece and other Third World Countries
By Garvin Karunaratne Ph.D.(Michigan State University)
Greece, once a mighty country, is now in the dog house, with its economy in  tatters, its rulers begging the Troica- the IMF, the EU and the ECB for funds to subsist.  The writer about a decade and a half ago visited Greece, clocking some 5000 miles, wandering all over Greece and its isles, wondering at   the marvels of Greece. It was then a great country, hale and hearty. Then Greece had not joined the EU. Today however, Greece like other European countries has capitulated to the EU. . The Troica as usual... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/15)

THE ICJ’S RULING ON KOSOVO INDEPENDENCE AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE TO THE EELAMISTS’ GAME-PLAN IN SRI LANKA
Dharshan Weerasekera
The TNA Manifesto published on 26 July 2015 reiterates the demand for a Federal arrangement of Government in Sri Lanka.  This is not surprising.  The TNA’s main constituent, the Illangai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) has been demanding a ‘Federal’ system since the late 1940’s. The United States and India, meanwhile, have explicitly stated that a permanent solution to the ‘national problem’ in this country will have to involve, in one way or another, a ‘Federal’ arrangement.  This no doubt makes the Eelamists confident that, if they play their cards right, they may finally realize their dream of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/15)

Ranil’s Increasing Desperation as UNP Runs Out Of Time
THE WAY AHEAD FOR SRI LANKA
With just 2 weeks left to polling day, there are obvious signs of severe strain in the UNP camp. Cynicism and lies seem to be their only weapons. Since my last analysis (available here), the UNP campaign has been unable to gain mainstream traction. Hence, their strategy has shifted, taking on a more desperate bent. Importantly, the campaign has lost its united approach. Ranil heads the campaign nationally, but the UNP workers, MPs, and ministers are all saying and doing different things in different places. “Kandaheliyak” seems to be the best description.... -Full Story-
(https:/lankafuture.wordpress.com/ - 03/08/15)

SLOW STRANGULATION OF SRI LANKA AND THE SINHALESE
Harvey Perera 
 Brief history of India: India was just a collection of small kingdoms almost up to 1947. The Portuguese came to India in 1498 and then the East India Company took over from 1757-1857. The rebellion in India in 1857 was brutally put down by the British and the British crown took over the governing from 1857. Tamils formed part of the British army, which fought against India. It was the British who united India for administrative purposes, and India emerged as a single country under the British. From the 1920’s Tamil Nadu was trying to break away... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/15)

Shakespearean Work and Common Mental Disorders
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge
Shakespeare "was not of an age, but for all time! -Ben Jonson The eminent English poet and playwright William Shakespeare was a Renaissance dramatist. Shakespeare was unique in the range of his insights into the human mind (Heaton, 2011). Shakespeare knew the “deep psychology” of humanity (Tung, 2007). Therefore he can be considered as one of the grand Renaissance Psychologists. Shakespeare was one of the great creators of human characters of the 16th century (Stompe , Ritter   & Friedmann ,2006) and his 37 plays and poetry contain many references of interest for almost all of the medical specialties (Fogan ,1989). Shakespeare had an exclusive ability to grasp the dynamics... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/15)

කුමන්ත්‍රණ පරදා සුරකිමු ශ්‍රී ලංකා
-සුරකිමු ශ්‍රී ලංකා සංවිධානයේ පණිවිඩයකි
 කුමන්ත්‍රණයේ පසුබිම ඇමෙරිකාව ප්‍රමුඛ ඇතැම් බටහිර රටවල් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ බෙදුම්වාදී ත්‍රස්තවාදය පෝෂණය කිරීමට කටයුතු කළහ.එම බලවතුන් යුද්ධයේ තීරණාත්මක මොහොතක ප්‍රභාකරන්ට අභයදානය දෙන ලෙස මහින්දට නියෝග කළහ .එම නියෝග නොතකා මිලියන 20 ක ජනතාවගේ ජීවිත ආරක්ෂාව වෙනුවෙන් අභීත තීරණ ගැනීමේ වරදට ඔවුන්ගේ උදහසට ලක්වන්නට මහින්දට සිදු විය. යෝධ සංවර්ධනයක් රට තුල කරමින් චීනය සමග එක්ව නැගී එන නව ආර්ථික බලවතා ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ආර්ථිකව අස්ථාවර නොකළොත් එය තමන්ට තර්ජනයක් වන බව ඉන්දියාව මෙන්ම සිංගප්පූරුවද දැන සිටියේය .එනිසා කුමන්ත්‍රණකරුවන්ගේ රහස් සාකච්ඡා සඳහා සිංගප්පූරුවේ දොර විවෘත විය .ජනවාරි 8 කුමන්ත්‍රණයේ පසුබිම එයයි . මහින්ද ඉහත කාරණා ගැන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/15)

යුධ ජයග්රහණයට එරෙහිව හෘද සාක්ෂිකාරයෝ එදා කළ කී දේවලින් ටිකක්
-ඉසුරු ප‍්‍රසංග මූලාශ්‍ර - (බිදුණු වම් අත - ජවිපෙ නිරවි මර්දනයට පසුවදනක් කෘතිය- ඉසුරු ප‍්‍රසංග)
මේ ලිපියෙහි දක්වා ඇත්තේ යුධ ජයග‍්‍රහණයේ තීරණාත්මක කාලවකවානුවලදී ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ ඊට එරෙහිව කටයුතු කළ ආකාරය පිළිබඳ උදාහරණ කීපයකි. මේ පිරිස අද හෘද සාක්ෂියක් ගැන කියමින් නැවතත් මැතිවරණයකට ප‍්‍රවේශ වී තිබේ. පසුගිය වසර කීපය තුළ තමන්ගේම ස්වයං විනාශකාරී තීන්දු තීරණ හරහා බරපතල කඩා වැටීමකට ලක්වී තිබූ එම පක්ෂය අද නැවත ජනපි‍්‍රය වීමට උත්සාහ ගනිමින් සිටින්නේ මහින්දගේ ආණ්ඩුවේ පැවති වැරදි අඩුපාඩු අතිශෝක්තියට නංවමිනි. ඒ හරහා ඔවුන් පසුගිය මැතිවරණයට වඩා වැඩි ඡුන්ද ප‍්‍රමාණයක් මෙවර ලබා ගැනීමට ඉඩ ඇතත් එහි තේරුම ඔවුන් තම උපායමාර්ගිය වරද්දා ගැනීම නිවැරදි කරගත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/15)

3rd of August Tomorrow at Viharamahadevi Park Colombo
Please ask your friends and relatives in Sri Lanka to attend it.
Please ask your friends and relatives in Sri Lanka to attend it. Dress in white if possible. This is an event organized by nationalist organizations(Not the SLFP) to show MR's mass appeal in order to influence the floating voter. Please share it with all your friends and relatives.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/15)

Ranil’s dishonesty gets worse by the day
Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha
Ranil’s dishonesty gets worse by the day. But even more startling perhaps is his brazen hypocrisy. And what seems to be open mockery of the President. There have been multiple allegations of corruption with regard to the last government, but most were generalizations. There was in fact only one clear instance cited in the President’s manifesto, namely that on page 11. There it was asserted that ‘Earlier people spoke about ten percent commissions. Now the talk is about ninety percent ransoms. Now, if Rs 100,000 is spent on the construction of a culvert the amount pilfered... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/15)

Ranil and Highways
Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha
Second instalment of roadscam, you might like also to question the Secretary who was suddenly dismissed, Mr Udaya Seneviratne, and perhaps the Chinese Embassy too about the earlier and curent projects, since the Prime Minister claims that the EXIM Bank of China will be funding this project too Dealings of the current government with the Metallurgical Corporation of China are very strange indeed. It was with regard to this company that the President’s manifesto claimed that ‘ If a total of Rs. 7.3 billion is spent per kilometre on the construction of the Kadawata – Kerawalapitiya... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/15)

August 17th 2015
Lankan Puravesiya
Ten years from now how would Sri Lankans reflect back on August 17th 2015. It's true that August 17th has not passed yet, but no one can ignore the supreme significance of this day. If there is a living soul on Sri Lankan soil that thinks August17th will just be another day under the sun, with the exemption of being a shorter working day, that person should be ashamed of being a Sri Lankan. To understand the importance of the coming general election scheduled to be held on this day one should take a journey down Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/15)

13 Plus no longer valid- Susil
Courtesy Ceylon Today
General Secretary of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Susil Premajayanth told Ceylon Today that they will not accept 13+ as a solution to the ethnic issue through the UPFA Election Manifesto because 13+ was no longer a valid option. He said the Alliance will only accept as solutions for the ethnic issue the proposals included in the 13th Amendment.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/15)

Chandrika the Bomb
By Malinda Seneviratne
A question was asked from the former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, during his final breakfast meeting with media heads last year.  ‘Who is your real opponent, Maithripala Sirisena, Ranil Wickremesinghe or Chandrika Kumaratunga?’  He did not hesitate in responding: ‘Chandrika!’ This became the lead story in all newspapers the following day.  The headline in almost all newspapers was ‘Chandrika is my real opponent!’ or else versions of that same line.  What happened next is interesting. The Maithripala Sirisena campaign quietly sidelined Kumaratunga.  It must be remembered that it was this lady who flanked Sirisena when he announced... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/08/15)

Underworld Gang led by “Pathum” Fired on Crowd in Kotahena Targeting Criminals “Army Sampath” and “Sanka” Working for Govt Politician
By Madura Ranwala Courtesy:The Island
Investigations had revealed that two underworld criminals wanted by police in connection with many criminal activities had returned to the country to do political work for a government politician and they had been the target of yesterday’s shooting at Bloemendhal Road, Kotahena, a senior police officer told The Island last night. The car used for the attack found near the crime scene. The attack left one person dead and twelve other injured. “How the suspects had fled after leaving the car is being probed and the four suspects had been identified and they had fled... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/15)

Mass Conversions in India – Destroying Cultures and Families
CHAKRA—
Why are so many religious conversions in India going unnoticed?  The majority of the population there is quick to point out that “Hindu Fundamentalists have done….,” or that “The BJP, Hindu Nationalist Party is fanatical,” when such parties bring to attention the problem of forced conversions in the country.  All citizens of India who are influenced by giant media sources such as NDTV and CNN-IBN easily point out the “Hindu fanatics,” but fail to see the growing existence of Christian missionaries throughout the so called secular country. A Tamil advertisement posted by a Church trying to ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/15)

An Open Letter from Norm Phelps to the Dalai Lama - 15 Jun 2007
Norm Phelps
  June 15, 2007 The Dalai Lama Thekchen Choeling P.O. McLeod Ganj Dharamsala H.P. 176219 India By mail and email to: ohhdl

gov.tibet.net Dear Sir: I am writing to you with great sadness. By way of introduction, or actually re-introduction, I am the author of The Great Compassion: Buddhism and Animal Rights, a copy of which I sent you soon after it came out in 2004, and an additional copy of which I am enclosing with the hard copy of this letter. I have been a practicing Tibetan Buddhist for more than twenty... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 02/08/15)

National consultation on media freedom & law
 Our Correspondent
Guwahati: The Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) in association with Indian Women’s Press Corps, Delhi Union of Journalists, Press Club of India (New Delhi), Mumbai Press Club and Indian Federation of Working Journalists  have organized a two day national consultation on media freedom and the law on 8 & 9 August next. To be held at New Delhi Press Club, the national meet is expected to highlight the burning issues relating to the frequent attacks on journalists, sexual harassment and criminal defamation cases against the media persons and also appropriate response to those attacks on press freedom... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/15)

Oh! The Red Shirt !!
Kusal
He was an evangelical believer of an "anti UNP" Left and still claims he's working for an alternate Left, as a leading theoretician of the Wame Kendraya. His Selfish Evolution Stayed with the LSSP while the LSSP was with MR government on the pretext he was fighting for a "Left" alternative within LSSP Ganged up with Maduluwave Sobitha Thera on the argument "MR should be replaced, but NOT with UNP" Was with MS campaign on the promise, "Only to have 19 Amendment" and not to bring in a UNP government. NOW HE IS IN THE UNP NATIONAL LIST,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/15)

2015 General Elections : Saving Sri Lanka’s Sovereignty
Shenali Waduge
Sri Lanka is at a crucial juncture. The situation is far more dangerous than the 3 decades of terror that prevailed. It is such an intense situation that calls for all politicians to set aside their self-centred political ideologies and cunning to realize the thin line we are treading on and the abysmal outcome likely to result unless we all rise to the occasion as one nation protecting the nation from division or separation. This election is about voting to divide or secure the sovereignty of the country. Let us take incidents and put them in perspective... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/15)

Ravi has unleashed terror in Colombo - Thilanga
Adaderana
Deputy Minister Thilanga Sumathipala says that although the Elections Commissioner had promised to conduct a free and fare election, Finance Minister Raci Karunanayake has been able to unleash terror in the city of Colombo. Addressing a media briefing in Colombo today, the Deputy Minister of Skills Development stated that the UPFA government had managed to eradicate the underworld during its reign. https://youtu.be/on5L8jzmImk Sumathipala, who is a UPFA Colombo District candidate, charged that UNP candidate Karunanayake had violated election laws by using such a large number of people for campaigning activities in the Bloemendhal area yesterday and questioned... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/15)

Why is the Sri Lanka Diaspora worried about the State of Their Country?
By Concerned Sri Lanka Diaspora
Northern Provincial “Government?” The UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka’s reference to Northern Provincial Council as Northern Provincial Government UN interference in the internal matters in Sri Lanka, “Establish and operationalize processes for building peace    through reconciliation and accountability by addressing the critical core grievances of minorities in an inclusive and       consultative manner” UN proposals- “to provide technical support to the Northern Provincial Government to better plan and undertake development programs, generate revenue and reach out to communities, for consultation and feedback. This component is to be implemented by UNDP”. Foreign Minister’s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/15)

TNA Manifesto & UNP
Ira de Silva London
Reference  the statement by the Deputy Foreign Minister on the TNA manifesto. The TNA, which acted as a proxy for the LTTE,  continues to support the division of Sri Lanka and the establishment of Eelam in the northern and eastern provinces supported and funded by the pro-LTTE Tamil diaspora. The problem with these statements from the Foreign Ministry is that they are not only ambiguous but do not clearly indicate that they will not permit the division of the country or in any way collaborate with the TNA and other anti Sri Lanka parties, who are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/15)

ජවිපෙ දෙවැනි කැරැල්ලේදී භික්ෂූහු 724 කැළෑ නීතියෙන් මරුට
ධර්මන් වික්‍රමරත්න
ජවිපෙ තහනමින් පසු 1987 මුල්භාගය වනවිට වෘත්තීය සමිති ව්‍යාපාරයේ තරුණ රැඩිකල් කම්කරුවන් අතරත් දෙමළ බෙදුම්වාදයට එරෙහි සරසවි සිසුන් සහ තරුණයින් අතරත් ජවිපෙ මුළු ශක්තියම වාගේ රැදී තිබිණි. කම්කරුවන් අතර ඒ වෙනුවෙන් 1986 ජුනි 8  ජනතා සටන් පෙරමුණ දෙමටගොඩ වෙළෙඳ සංකීර්ණය භූමියේදී සහ පළාත් සභා යෝජනාවලට එරෙහිවන්නන් සඳහා මව්බිම සුරකිමේ ව්‍යාපාරය 1986 ජුලි 26 දෙමටගොඩ පාඨානගාර විහාරයේදී ආරම්භ විය. ධර්මන් වික්‍රමරත්න විසිනි. ජවිපෙ සිය දෙවන කැරළි සමයේදී භික්ෂූන් කෙරෙහි වැඩි බරක් යෙදවුයේ ජවිපෙ දේශපාලන මණ්ඩල සභික සහ දෙවන කැරැල්ල අවසානයේ ජවිපෙ නිල නොවන තෙවන නායකයා බවට පත්වූ ඩී.එම්. ආනන්ද විසින් භික්ෂු අංශය 1986 පෙබරවාරි මස භාර ගැනිමත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/15)

Tamil Eelam: Church funded political project
Shenali Waduge
Abrahamic religions and the violence, expansionism and advocacy of conversion are things that cannot be kept hidden or denied. “Spreading the good word” has led to purging of territories and their wealth and excommunicating natives and their unique cultures. Current fears associated with the repetition of past colonial crimes need empathy in view of the competing claims of both Christianity and Islam for world hegemony. The Church is Christianity’s first soldier and it is becoming more and more evident that behind most terrorists’ activities the Abrahamic religions prevail. LTTE was simply a pawn of the Church to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/15)

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Terrorism

  • An Indian eyewitness account of the last 70 hours of Terrorist War in Sri Lanka . FINAL HOURS
    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone-Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
    Final assault
    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone
    -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • 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)
  • TWO EMISSARIES FROM UK AND FRANCE TWIST THEIR PURPOSE OF VISIT TO SRI LANKA. Malin Abeyatunga .-Full Report- (The LankaWeb-02/05/09)

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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    -Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
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