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Reasons behind appointment of Presidential panel to probe Easter Sunday attacks
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
President Maithripala Sirisena later on Saturday night appointed a four-member Presidential Commission to probe the April 21 Easter Sunday attacks in which nine Lankan Jehadi bombers struck at three churches and three star hotels killing nearly 300 men, women and children, locals as well as foreigners. This is the second panel to probe into the attacks, the first being a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) which ended its hearings last week. Its report is awaited. According to a Extraordinary Gazette notification, issued on Saturday, the commission will be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/19)

Sri Lanka President forms five-member committee to probe Easter Sunday bombings
Courtesy The Hindu
Keeping vigil: A soldier stands guard in front of St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on Friday, following a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday.  MORE-INSri Lanka Easter bombings The committee would comprise two appeal court judges, two retired high court judges and a retired administrator Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a five-member committee to investigate allegations of intelligence inputs being ignored and related errors that led to the Easter Sunday bombings, killing over 258 people. According to an... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/19)

Cold calculation marks pre-election choices in Sri Lanka
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, September 22: Whatever the issue may be, a politician's or a political party's stand on it is determined by immediate political interests and not ideology, principles or long-standing commitments. Cold calculation marks choices ahead of the November 16 Sri Lankan Presidential election. This has come out clearly in the stand taken by Lankan political leaders and political parties on the question of electoral alliances and issues like the abolition of the Executive Presidency (EP). Abolition of the EP has been on the agenda of all Lankan political parties since... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/19)

Dilrukshi should reveal who those politicians are - President
Courtesy Ceylon Today
Dilrukshi Dias must reveal to the country the ignoble politicians who instructed her to file cases in a wrong manner, President Maithripala said yesterday (21). He was addressing the SLFP's Matale District Convention held in Naula.Speaking of the voice recording of the former Director General of the Bribery and Corruption Commission,......which is being circulated by media, the President opined that she left her position due to a statement made by him, when the former Commanders of the Tri-Forces were taken to Court without his knowledge. Dilrukshi Dias worked at the Bribery... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/19)

දිල්රුක්ෂිට බලපෑම් කළ ඇමතිවරයා ගැන, මධ්‍යම පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවරයා හෙළිදරව්වක
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
අල්ලස් හෝ දූෂණ චෝදනා විමර්ශන කොමිෂන් සභාවේ හිටපු අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජනරාල් මෙන්ම, වත්මන් සොලිසිටර් ජනරාල් දිල්රුක්ෂි ඩයස් වික්‍රමසිංහට බලපෑම් කර ඇත්තේ අමාත්‍ය වජිර අබේවර්ධන බව මධ්‍යම පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාර කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් අද හෙළිදරව්වක් සිදුකළා. https://youtu.be/jfckD6wyWmI ඒ, හැටන් ප්‍රදේශයේදී මාධ්‍ය වෙත අදහස් දක්වමින්. මේ අතර, සොලිසිටර් ජනරාල් දිල්රුක්ෂි ඩයස් වික්‍රමසිංහ සහ ඇවන්ගාඞ් සභාපති නිශ්ශංක සේනාධිපති අතර, ඇති වු දුරකථන සංවාදය සම්බන්ධයෙන් අදත් දේශපාලනඥයින් විවිධ අදහස් පළ කර තිබුණා.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/19)

Kidney diseases claim more than 6,000 lives in Sri Lanka in last 3 years
Source: Xinhua
COLOMBO, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Over 6,000 people in Sri Lanka have died from kidney diseases between 2016 to 2018, local media reports, quoting the government said here Friday. Lands and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Gayantha Karunathilaka, answering on behalf of Health Minister, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne in Parliament said that 6,481 deaths had been reported within last 3 years which includes 2,135 deaths in 2016, 2,159 deaths in 2017 and 2,187 deaths in 2018. During the period under review, there had been 17,503 kidney disease cases reported from hospitals while 787 people had... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/19)

Former Sri Lanka Navy chief: Xinjiang is on the right track
Dialogue with Yang Rui Courtesy CGTN
"Your doing is working," said Jayanath Colombage, former chief of the Sri Lanka Navy and director of the Pathfinder Foundation's Centre for Indo-Lanka Initiatives, when attending International Seminar on Counterterrorism, De-radicalization and Human Rights Protection held in Urumqi, China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, early this September. "We were here in Xinjiang for the last two or three days and given an exposure of Islam teaching institute, vocational training institute, and to meet people. And we were quite free to talk to them and did talk to them. And I think... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/19)

CAN SLFP BRING BACK TO ORIGINAL POLICY STATUS?
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
A recent statement of Mr Dayasiri Jayasekera, the secretary of SLFP published in news media that SLFP will bring back to original policy status and it is a good idea, but the likelihood of occurrence of the statement might be a statement with a negligible value.  Policy wise SLFP after the political independence showed a revolutionary pathway as Mr. S.W.R.D Bandaranaike had a broader vision consistent with international changes and domestic requirements.  Therefore, strategically he attempted to unite proletarians in the country despite the role of people devoted to unite proletarians (LSSP and CP) in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/19)

YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 11
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Those opposing American rule in Sri Lanka has now woken up to the need to internationalise the matter. In August 2019, a group of Opposition MPs handed over a letter to the High Commissioner of South Africa in Colombo, to be handed over to the Secretary-General, Indian Ocean Rim Association,  Ambassador Dr. Nomvuyo N. Nokwe based in Mauritius. The letter was handed over to by Professor Tissa Vitarana, representing the signatories. THE FOLLOWING IS TEXT OF THEIR LETTER: We, the undersigned, have the honour to refer to the decision of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/19)

HEALTH, EDUCATION AND YAHAPALANA Part 7
KAMALIKA  PIERIS
DRUG SHORTAGE Doctors held media conferences on 1.8.19 and 2.8.19 to inform the public of serious shortage of drugs. This was shown in television news. The doctors said that there were drug shortages at many hospitals. They included Ampara, Anamaduwa, Balapitiya, Chilaw, Galle, Kandy, Karapitiya, Kegalle,  Mahiyangana Matara Naula, Puttalam and Ratnapura. Lists of the drugs in short supply were shown. There was a shortage of 36 drugs at Matara general hospital, 30 at Anamaduwa and 15 at Kegalle. They included drugs for diabetes, asthma, heart disease urinary infection and emergency... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/19)

Conservatives - Jag Sahota Campaign seeking Ananda Wijesinghe's Vote
Asoka Weerasinghe Ottawa-Vanier
17 September 2019 Jag SahotaConservative Candidate for  the Calgary-Skyview Riding Campaign for Canada's Federal election of October 2019, seeking Ananda Wijesinghe's VOTE.. Hi Jag:I am not in your riding but in the Ottawa-Vanier Constituency. You might ask - Why the heck are you writing to me then?  It is a dam good Question Jag.. I was privy to the note sent to you by my good friend, Ananda Wijesinghe a constituent of yours, a Canadian-Sri Lankan Sinhalese , like me in his response to your request for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/19)

වෛද්‍ය චන්දන චන්ද්‍රසේකර පිළිබඳව සටහනක්
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
 වෛද්‍ය චන්දන චන්ද්‍රසේකර  මිය ගිය බව මා මිත්‍ර සහකාර වෛද්‍ය දිනේජ් චන්ද්‍රසිරි මට පණිවිඩයක් එවා තිබුණි. ඔහුගේ අකල් මරණය සෝකජනකය.  මට මුලින්ම චන්දනව මුණ ගැසුනේ මා මීගමුව රෝහලේ නාරි හා ප්‍රසව ජේෂ්ඨ වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරී ලෙස සේවය කල සමයේදී ය.  ඒ 1998 විය යුතුය. ඔහු මා යටතේ ඉන්ටර්න් වෛද්‍යවරයෙකු ලෙස ක්‍රියා කලේය. සීමාවාසික සමයේ සිට රෝගීන් කෙරෙහි ඔහු තුල තිබූ කැපවීම මා නිරීක්‍ෂණය කලෙමි.  වරක් භ්‍රෑණයා මිය ගොස් යැයි සැක කොට ඝර්භාෂය සේදීමට යොමු කොට සිටි මුස්ලිම් කාන්තාවකගේ  භ්‍රෑණයා මිය ගොස් නොමැති බව මා සොයා ගත්තෙමි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/19)

National export awards 2019
Dr Sarath OBEYSEKERA
http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2017/09/14/presidential-export-awards-today-at-bmich/ PRESIDENTIAL EXPORT AWARDS TODAY  AT BMICH…. Posted on September 14th, 2017 Dr Sarath Obeysekera EDB invited me as a boat builder to the award ceremony today and watched how exporters of Sri Lanka Tea ,Apparel ,fish ,cineman,coconut shells ,Gems ,few rubber products flowers ,ornamental fish ,herbal products,gift items  etc etc garbbing gold plated awards . Apparel exporters took the centre stage reminding me the days of Premadasa who had a vision to develop the industry many decades back ,and yet we are still talking... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/19)

Dereliction of duty
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today
It has taken nearly five months and it becomes crystal clear from the evidence emerging from the Parliamentary Select Committee, on the Easter Sunday carnage, where the authorities were to blame for the bloodshed that took place, while Catholic devotees were piously praying to God and foreign tourists were enjoying their breakfast in star hotels in Colombo. They were all blown up by a group of Islamic suicide bombers who were conditioned to believe that 'by dying as martyrs for their religion they would end up in Heaven in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/19)

ALIT’s statement on advance payment received for Lotus Tower project
Courtesy Adaderana
The Aerospace Long-march International Trade Co. Ltd. (ALIT) says the advance payment paid by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) was only used for the purposes of the Lotus Tower project. Issuing a clarification concerning the company’s participation in the Lotus Tower project, the ALIT said the TRCSL had paid USD 15,644,980 as advance payment to the account of China National Electronics Importers & Exporters Corporation (CEIEC) in China Export-Import Bank of China on the 9th of October 2012. ALIT and CEIEC had formed a consortium in August 2010 to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/19)

AG must make statement on ex-Bribery Commission chief’s comment - Thalatha
Courtesy Adaderana
The Attorney General must make a statement on the comment made by the former Director General of the Bribery Commission, Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickremesinghe during a purported telephone conversation that she has had with the Avant-Garde chairman, says Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms Thalatha Atukorale. The Justice Minister said she has the authority to inquire the Attorney General in this regard. She made these remarks addressing a press conference held in Colombo. https://youtu.be/L3Of2Vmxp6k Avant-Garde Chairman Nissanka Yapa Senadhipathi, who is currently receiving medical treatment... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/19)

President calls on Dilrukshi Dias to reveal corrupt politicians she referred to
Courtesy Adaderana
President Maithripala Sirisena said it was his consistent policy that the Executive Presidency should be abolished and attempts to abolish it at a time when an election has been declared is a hoax. The President made these comments addressing the Matale District Convention of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today (21), the President’s Media Division (PMD) said in its release. Commenting on the “erroneous” claims made by Prime Minister that the recent Cabinet meeting was called on a requirement by him, the President said the meeting was convened at a request... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/19)

Ex-Bribery Commission chief alleges Senadhipathi distorted conversation
Courtesy Adaderana
The Attorney General is set to request the Public Service Commission to conduct a disciplinary inquiry into the telephone conversation between the former Director General of the Bribery Commission and the Avant-Garde Chairman. The Coordinating Officer of the Attorney General said the relevant request will be directed in writing to the Public Service Commission this Monday (23). https://youtu.be/nfNxgh3TGZk Avant-Garde Chairman Nissanka Yapa Senadhipathi, who is currently receiving medical treatment in Singapore, yesterday (20) disclosed a telephone conversation that he has had with the former Director General of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/19)

Dilrukshi responds to Avante Garde phone call
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Whilst not denying the fact that a conversation took place between Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickremasinghe and Avant-Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadipathi, Wickremasinghe called for the release of the entire phone conversation between the two parties. Posting on her Facebook page in the vernacular, Wickremasinghe asked Senadipathi to reveal the name of the "Government Minister" who introduced the two. She also calls on Senadipathi to release the entire phone conversation "instead of the diluted bit". Yesterday, Senadipathi released a conversation between the two in which the former Director General of the Bribery Commission... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/19)

Gota clarifies ID number confusion in Electoral Register
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
With reference to the Daily Mirror news story on the appearance  of the invalidated national identity card number of Gotabhaya Rajapksa in the electoral registers of 2017, 2018 and 2019, Mr. Rajapaksa said that although he filled the form with the new ID number and the Department of Registration of Persons had informed the Elections Department of the new identity card number what appears in the electoral list is the old ID number. 'I filled the form stating the new ID number and mentioned the old ID number within brackets for reference... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/19)

What's our definition of 'terrorist ideologies'?
Courtesy Malaysiakini.
ADUN SPEAKS | Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador's latest comment that "no one will be spared from police action if found spreading terrorist ideologies", is something that no Malaysian will dispute. But, how will the police define "terrorist ideologies" and what action will be considered as "supporting terrorist organisations" here? There are many Malaysians who are sympathetic towards many struggles for self-determination throughout the world. Will all those sympathisers also be branded as "terrorist supporters"? The Malaysian media often describe the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a terrorist outfit, based on the European... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/19)

Sri Lanka President Sirisena Thanks China For Continuous Support And Assistance
Courtesy Eurasia Review
Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Chen Min-Er and President Maithripala Sirisena held this week a detailed discussion on a wide range of subjects on bilateral relations, economic cooperation and regional stability. Mr Chen Min-Er and a CPC delegation called on President Sirisena at the President’s Office earlier this week, where Sirisena thanked China for the support extended to Sri Lanka for more than 60 years and made a special mention about the help given to defeat brutal terrorists by supplying modern weapons and standing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/19)

මහා බොරුකාරයාගේ ජාත්‍යන්තර බේගලය
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි
නෙලුම් කුලුන විවෘත කිරීමට සපැමිණි ජනාධිපති සිරිසේන ඒ උත්සවය ජාතික අවමගුලක් බවට පත්කොට ජාත්‍යන්තර මට්ටමේ බේගලයක් ඇදබා මුලු රටත් ජාතියන් අපට ආධාර දෙන මහජන චීන ජනරජයත් අවඥාවට ලක් කොට ඉන් පිටව ගියහ. මුදල් වලට ජාතික මට්ටමෙන් හා ජත්‍යන්තර මට්ටමේ බොරු බේගල් දෙසීම සිරිසේන ජනාධිපති ගේ ව්‍යාපාරයක් වන අතර ඔහු විසින් මෙරට ජනතාව මුලාවට පත්කිරීම සදහා  ඇදබාන ලද බොරුබෙගල් සහිත වීඩියෝ වලින් අන්තර්ජාලයත්, Youtube එකත් පිරි ඉතිරි ඇති තත්වයක් තුල මේ මහා බොරුවද ඇද බාන ලද්දේ කුමන හේතුවක් නිසාදැයි මෙරට ජනතාව ගවේෂණය කොට අවබෝධ කරගත යුතුය. මුළුමහත් ලෝකය තුල බොරු නිර්මාණය කරන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/19)

Posttraumatic Embitterment Disorder and Meditation
Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. 
Post traumatic Embitterment Disorder (PTED) is a newly described reactive disorder. It is a special form of maladjustment reaction proposed by the German Psychiatrist Dr. Michael Linden of the University of Berlin in 2003.  PTED was introduced as a new concept for a subgroup of Adjustment Disorders. It can also be described as an Adaptation disorder. Embitterment is a persistent feeling of being let down or insulted, or feeling revengeful but helpless. The feeling of bitterness is always associated with a burning sense of unfairness or injustice, a protesting feeling of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/19)

සහසක් නිමැවුම් - 2019 -ජාත්‍යන්තර නව නිර්මාණ ප්‍රදර්ශනය සහ තරඟාවලිය ඇරඹේ
විද්‍යා, තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය
විද්‍යා, තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය යටතේ ක්‍රියාත්මක වන ශ්‍රී ලංකා නව නිපැයුම්කරුවන්ගේ කොමිසම විසින් සංවිධානය කරන නවෝත්පාදනයේ ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය ප්‍රවේශය සහසක් නිමැවුම් - 2019, නව නිර්මාණ ප්‍රදර්ශනය සහ තරඟාවලිය විද්‍යා, තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍ය සුජීව සේනසිංහ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රදර්ශන හා සම්මේලන මධ්‍යස්ථානයේදී  අද දින (20) විවෘත විය. සංවර්ධිත ශ්‍රී ලංකාවක් ගොඩනැගීමට අවශ්‍ය  අංකුර නිර්මාණ ශිල්පීන් හදුනාගනිම සහ  ඔවුන් දිරිගන්වමින් ඉහළ තලයකට ඔසවා තැබීම, රට තුළ නව නිපැයුම් සංස්කෘතියක් නිර්මාණය කිරීම සහ එම නිර්මාණ වාණිජකරණය සඳහා අවස්ථාව සලසා දීම  යන අරමුණු ඇතිව සහසක් නිමැවුම් ප්‍රදර්ශනය වාර්ෂිකව සංවිධානය කරයි. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/19)

වැඩකරණ ජනතාව තවතවත් වහල් භාවයට පත් කරන යෝජිත කම්කරු නීති සංශෝධන වහා හකුලා ගනු
නව කම්කරු පනතට එරෙහි වෘත්තීය සමිති එකමුතුව
ලෝක බැංකුවේ සහ ජාත්‍යන්තර මූල්‍ය අරමුදලේ උපදෙස් පිට දැනට රටේ වැඩ කරණ ජනතාවට බලපාන ප‍්‍රධාන කම්කරු පනත් ගණනාවක් අහෝසිකර නව තනි පනතක් ගෙන ඒමට ආණ්ඩුව විසින් කටයුතු කර ඇත. මෙතෙක් කම්කරු නීති පිළිබඳව කටයුතු කළ කම්කරු අමාත්‍යාංශය වෙනුවට සංවධන උපාය මාග සහ විදේශ වෙළඳාම පිළිබඳ අමාත්‍යාංශය විසින් සකස් කරන ලද සේවා නියුක්ති පනත නමින් කෙටුම්පතක් ජාතික කම්කරු උපදේශන සභාවට ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇත. කම්කරු නීති සංශෝධනය කිරීමේ දී මෙතෙක් කල් අනුගමනය කරන ලද ක‍්‍රියා මාගයන්ට සම්පූණයෙන්ම වෙනස් ආකාරයට කඩිමුඩියේ මෙම කෙටුම්පත සඳහා වෘත්තීය සමිතිවල අනුමැතිය ලබා ගැනීමට ආණ්ඩුව කටයුතු කරමින් සිටී. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/19)

President tells PSC Hemasiri lied and gave contradictory evidence
By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday told the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday carnage that former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando had lied to the PSC and Court on matters related to the tragic disaster. President Sirisena said that Fernando’s testimonies to the PSC and Court were different from what the latter had told the Presidential Commission that had commenced investigating the Easter Sunday attacks soon after the disaster.   The report of the Presidential Commission headed by Supreme Court Judge Vijth Malalgoda contained a testimony... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/19)

Last ditch bid to abolish executive presidency blamed on Ranil as SLFP throws its weight behind Gotabaya
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
After vehemently denying President Maithripala Sirisena had backed UNP leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s last ditch attempt to abolish the executive presidency ahead of Nov. 16 presidential poll, the SLFP, yesterday, assured that it wouldn’t undermine SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The assurance was given by UPFA lawmaker Thilanga Sumathipala, who claimed that President Sirisena, in his capacity as the head of the cabinet called a special cabinet meeting on Thursday (19) to discuss abolition of the executive presidency, as requested by PM Wickremesinghe. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/19)

Emergency Cabinet meeting summoned by Prez: PM
Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
It was President Maithripala Sirisena who wanted to summon an emergency Cabinet meeting last Thursday to discuss the abolition of the executive presidency, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday. Addressing a ceremony to lay the foundation stone for a trilingual national school in Meerigama, the Prime Minister said he was oblivious to the 20th Amendment based discussions held last week by civil movements and religious organisations, and that they wanted it implemented forthwith. “President Sirisena telephoned me last Thursday morning and asked whether to summon a Cabinet meeting.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/19)

විධායක ජනපති ධුරය අහෝසි කිරීමට සාකච්ඡා කිරීම වංචා කිරීමක් - විපක්ෂ නායක
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
ජනාධිපතිවරණයක් පැවැත්වීමට දින නියම කර ඇති අවස්ථාවක විධායක ජනාධිපති ධුරය අහෝසි කිරීමට සාකච්ඡා කිරීම වංචා කිරීමක් බව විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසනවා. ඔහු මේ අදහස් පළ කළේ කරවනැල්ල ප්‍රදේශයේ පැවති අවමංගල්‍ය උත්සවයකට එක්වීමෙන්අ නතුරුව මාධ්‍යවේදීන් හමුවේ අද අදහස් පළ කරමින්. කරවනැල්ල ප්‍රදේශයට පැමිණි විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා, හිටපු අමාත්‍ය අභාවප්‍රාප්ත එච්.ආර්.මිත්‍රපාල මහතාට අවසන් ගෞරව දැක්වුවා. පසුව විපක්ෂ නායකවරයා විධායක ජනාධිපතිධුරය අහෝසි කිරීමට ඊයේ සිදු කළ සාකච්ඡාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් අදහස් පළ කළා. මේ අතර ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදු ජන පෙරමුණේ විදෙස් ශාඛා වල කටයුතු සම්බන්ධීකරණය කිරිම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/19)

ගෝඨා සිරභාරයට ගන්න CID කළ ඉල්ලීම ප්‍රතික්ෂේප වෙයි
 pasindu මව්බිම දැන්
ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ අමෙරිකානු පුරවැසියකුව සිටියදී 2005 ජනාධිපතිවරණය සඳහා ඡන්දය භාවිතා කිරීමට වැරදිකරු වශයෙන් අත් අඩංගුවට ගැනීමට අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව අධිකරණයෙන් කළ ඉල්ලීම ප්‍රතික්ෂේප වී තිබෙනවා. කොළඹ ප්‍රධාන මහේස්ත්‍රාත් ලංකා ජයරත්න මෙනෙවිය විසින් මේ තීන්දුව ලබා දුන්නා.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/19)

Sri Lanka presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa would restore China ties, adviser says
Courtesy South China Morning Post
Rajapaksa’s spokesman said he met this week with Chen Min’er, a close ally of Xi, to discuss future tiesBeijing and Colombo’s already strained relations took a further blow when Sirisena alleged corruption at a Chinese firm contracted to build the country’s tallest tower Sri Lankan [1] presidential nominee Gotabaya Rajapaksa would “restore relations” with the country’s top lender China if he wins the November 16 vote and met with a senior Chinese official this week, according to an adviser and his spokesman.China and Sri Lanka’s [2] already strained relations took a further... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/19)

China's ALIT rejects Sri Lanka leader's graft allegation
Courtesy London South East
COLOMBO, Sept 20 (Reuters) - China's state-run Aerospace Long-March International Trade Co (ALIT) on Friday rejected Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena's allegation of misappropriating 2 billion rupees ($11 million) in a deal to work on the construction of South Asia's tallest tower. Sirisena made the allegation at the inauguration on Monday of the 356-meter Lotus Tower, which overlooks Beira Lake in Colombo, sparking a political row in the country, which has relied heavily on China for project finance. A parliamentary panel will investigate the allegation. The $104.3 million project was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/19)

Avant-Garde chairman leaks telephone conversation with ex-Bribery Commission chief
Courtesy Adaderana
A staggering telephone conversation between Avant-Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi and supposedly former Director General of the Bribery Commission, Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickremesinghe has been revealed through social media. Taking to his Facebook account, Senadhipathi, who is currently receiving medical treatment in Singapore, released an audio clip of the telephone conversation which discussed the case filed against the Avant-Garde Maritime Services. The purported female voice of the former Bribery Commission chief can be heard saying “I know how to break the law and make the law.” She expressed her regrets over filing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/19)

Friday Forum! Quo vadis? Running errands for someone?
By Rohana R. Wasala
Friday Forum’s observations on “Presidential Elections And The Peoples’ Options” (sic) published in The Island of September 3, 2019, are far wide of the mark. This is not surprising in view of their past press releases about related or similar topics. The ‘peoples’ in the title implies that the internationally respected intellectuals of that body view Sri Lanka as a collection of nations (‘peoples’), not as a single Sri Lankan nation/people consisting of a number of different racial and religious communities living in peace and harmony, which in fact, is taken for granted by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/19)

HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND YAHAPALANA Part 6
KAMALIKA  PIERIS
HIGHER EDUCATION (QUALITY ASSURANCE AND ACCREDITATION) ACT   Yahapalana announced In August 2019 that is was planning to introduce a Higher Education (Quality Assurance and Accreditation) Act. This Act would create a national authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of higher education. This “National authority” turned out to be nothing more than a Commission. This Commission is to be the apex body for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of higher educational institutions at the national level.  It is expected to "maintain high standards of quality of educational qualifications in higher educational institutions." ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/19)

Questions to Ask ADVOCATA on Millennium Challenge Corporation
By shenali Waduge
A growing number of citizens are becoming aware of the dangers to Sri Lanka’s sovereignty as a result of the MCC proposal together with SOFA & ACSA. They view this as unnecessarily putting Sri Lanka in the middle of political tensions between China & US. Sri Lanka does not wish to be victim of power rivalries. We would rather maintain cordial relations with all independent nations of the world. Advocta is organizing a seminar to answer questions on MCC on 19 September 2019 at the Lakshman Kadiragamar Centre at 6p.m. Please raise... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/19)

මැතිවරණ නීති උල්ලංඝණය කරමින් සමෘද්ධි බැංකු වෙත පරිගණක සහයක තනතුරට බදවා ගැනීම වෙනුවෙන් 19 (අද) පැවැති සම්මුඛ පරීක්ෂණය සම්බන්දව පැමිණිල්ල.
ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි සමෘද්ධි සංවර්ධන නිළධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය
සභාපති, මැතිවරණ මහ ලේකම් කාර්යාලයල රාජගිරිය.   මැතිවරණ නීති උල්ලංඝණය කරමින් සමෘද්ධි බැංකු වෙත පරිගණක සහයක තනතුරට බදවා ගැනීම වෙනුවෙන් 19 (අද) පැවැති සම්මුඛ පරීක්ෂණය සම්බන්දව පැමිණිල්ල. මැතිවරණ කොමසාරිස් විසින් ජනාධිපතිවරණය ප්‍රකාශයට පත් කර තිබිය දී සමෘද්ධි සංවර්ධන දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව යටතේ පවතින සමෘද්ධි ප්‍රජාමූල බැංකු හා සමෘද්ධි ප්‍රජාමූල බැංකු සමිති වෙත පරිගණක සහකාර තනතුරට අළුතින් බදවා ගැනීම සදහා වු සම්මුඛ පරීක්ෂණයක් අද (19) දින සංවර්ධන දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව විසින් කොළඹ පදනම් ආයතනයේදී පැවැත්වීම සම්බන්දව පැමිණීල්ල මෙයින් ඉදිරිපත් කරමු. 02. ඒ අනුව ප්‍රාථමික කර්මාන්ත හා සමාජ සවිබල ගැන්වීමේ අමාත්‍ය දයා ගමගේ මහතාගේ මුලිකත්වයෙන් පසුගිය දා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/19)

ජනාධිපතිවරණය කැඳවා තිබියදී නීති විරෝධීව කරනු ලබන පිරිවෙන් අධ්‍යාපන අධ්‍යක්‍ෂ ධුරයට පත්කිරීම වහා අත්හිටුවන ලෙස කරන ඉල්ලීම
ලංකා පිරිවෙන් ගුරුසේවා සංගමය.
දිනය:- 2019.09.19 මහින්ද දේශපි‍්‍රය මහතා සභාපති, මැතිවරණ කොමිෂන් සභාව තැ.පෙ. 02, සරණ මාවත, රාජගිරිය, ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා. ජනාධිපතිවරණය කැඳවා තිබියදී නීති විරෝධීව කරනු ලබන පිරිවෙන් අධ්‍යාපන අධ්‍යක්‍ෂ ධුරයට පත්කිරීම වහා අත්හිටුවන ලෙස කරන ඉල්ලීම ජනාධිපතිවරණයක් සඳහා දින නියමකොට තිබියදී රජයේ කිසිදු පත්වීමක් ලබාදිය නොහැකිය යන පොදු තීන්දුව කඩ කරමින් අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍ය අකිල විරාජ් කාරියවසම් මහතා විසින් අද දින සවස් භාගයේ දී පිරිවෙන් අධ්‍යාපන අධ්‍යක්‍ෂ ධුරය සඳහා කිසියම් අයෙකු පත්කිරීමේ උත්සායක් පවතී. පෙර දින යොදමින් මෙම පත්වීම සිදුකිරීමට යන බව කරුණු වාර්තා වී ඇත. මෙම නීතිවිරෝධී පත්වීම වහාම අත්හිටුවන ලෙස ඉතා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/19)

Carnage: A glimpse into a vegan future
veganaustralia.org.au
https://www.veganaustralia.org.au/carnage Carnage - the world's first vegan comedy movie. "Carnage: Swallowing the Past" is an inspiring and uplifting film which allows us to imagine a future vegan world, where humans no longer use animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. The film is definitely a comedy, with a wry and understated sense of humour, but it has a very powerful message. While some of us may think that the world will never change, this film gives us a feel-good (and playful) picture of what it might look like. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/19)

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  • 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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"Human Rights Watch, one of the world's best-financed and most influential human rights organizations? It turns out that they cook the books about facts, cheat on interviews, and put out pre-determined conclusions that are driven more by their ideology than by evidence. These are serious accusations, and they are demonstrably true".-Alan Dershowitz Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
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Amnesty and HRW may research their material and appear to be neutral in their assessments every time, no one can really evaluate their impartiality unless one sets out to investigate their background funding, behind-the-scenes researchers and the influences under which they operate. Read "Gutter Tactics of Amnesty International (AI) in Sri Lanka"
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