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15 Questions to a Presidential Candidate seeking Sinhala Buddhist votes
By shenali Waduge
When Sinhala Buddhists speak of existential fears, there are justifiable and valid reasons for doing so. Historically, all of Buddhist territory in Central Asia such as e.g. Afghanistan, Gandhara, Kashmir, Bactria, Samarkand, Bukhara, Tukharistan, Bamiyan, Kabul, Sindh, Balkh, Swat Valley, and South Asia such as Bangladesh, Buddhist India, Maldives, and South East Asia such as Indonesia, Malaya  during the last one thousand three hundred years have been lost to the sword and Buddhists either killed or converted. Theravada Buddhist nations, for example, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and even... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/06/19)

Lankan satellite brings back King Ravana to center stage
The successful launching of the first Sri Lankan-designed satellite ‘Raavana-1' on June 17, established the capabilities of two young Lankan engineers, Tharindu Dayaratne and Dulani Chamika. Tharindu Dayaratne is an electrical and electronics engineer of the University of Peradeniya and a research engineer at the Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies in Sri Lanka. Dulani Chamika is a mechatronics engineer. The satellite, which was designed and built at the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan, is 1000 cubic centimeters in size and weighs 1.1 kg. Revival of Ravana But the launching... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

Ravana -an epic TV series in Sri Lanka Depicting origin of Sinhala people
Sri Lanka
Raavana, the ancient Lankan monarch who is known to have excelled in technology, aviation, medicine, state craft and music. Ravana is considered to be a descendant of Yakka clan in ancient Sri Lanka and the ancient dynasty of  Sinhala people in Sri Lanka . Name "Yakka" believed to be derived from the Sinhala word yakada (Iron) since this ancient civilisation has historically mastered the technology of Iron smelting  and producing steel for weaponry and household items. Every Sri Lankan should watch this television epic which was produced successfully after a complete review of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

The Heroic Wadeehasinha Mohottiwatte (Migettuwaththe) GUNANANDA THERA
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
HISTORICAL CONTEXT The 'Panadura Vadaya', the historic debate of 1873, was a landmark in recent history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka owing primarily to the leadership, initiative and actions of one of the greatest sons of our motherland - Venerable Mohottiwatte or Migettuwaththe Gunananda Thera (1823-1890). He defeated our nation's adversaries and was the major force behind re-establishing the identity and pride of Sinhala Buddhists who were subject to undue oppression and discrimination during the colonial era. The significance of Venerable Mohottiwatte Gunananda Thera's can be better appreciated when one considers the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

According to updated data on 24 June, there are 30 more matches to be played before semi-final.  The top four teams as at present viz. England, Australia, NZ and India have 13 games amongst themselves .  There are 17 more matches with all other teams. NZ and England have shown some degree of vulnerability thus far. Amongst the current top 4 teams,   England will face tough opponents of Australia, India and NZ in their remaining encounters.  NZ will face Australia. Australia will face England and NZ. And India will face England.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

Visiting US Secretary of State Pompeo may find Modi a tough nut
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will start a three-nation tour from June 24 through New Delhi, Osaka and Seoul, “to advance the shared goal of a free and open Indo-Pacific” which is but a euphemism for containing expansionist China. It may not be smooth sailing for Pompeo in New Delhi because there are grave trade issues between India and the US. American sanctions against Iran, Venezuela, and Cuba have affected India’s import of oil. Sanctions against Russia have affected weapons imports from that country. Pompeo will be in New... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

දැන් හරි කියා අගමැති කිවුවා.. එහෙම හිතන්නෙ නොම්මර එකේ මෝඩයෙක්..- ෆොන්සේකා
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පාස්කු ඉරිදා ත්‍රස්ත ප්‍රහාරයට සම්බන්ධ සියලු දෙනා අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන ඇති බවත් එම අන්තවාදී ත්‍රස්තවාදී තර්ජනය දැන් අවසන් බවටත් අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා මෑතකදී පවසා ඇති බව පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ෆීල්ඩ් මාර්ෂල් සරත් ෆොන්සේකා මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. මෙම ත්‍රස්තවාදී තර්ජනය මෙතනින් අවසන් යැයි කිසිවකු සිතන්නේ නම් ඔහු නොම්මර එකේ මෝඩයෙක් බවද ෆොන්සේකා මහතා කියා සිටියේය. https://youtu.be/6hr9QXmxkh0 අදාළ ප්‍රහාරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් ජනාධිපතිවරයා මෙන්ම අගමැතිවරයා ද වගකිව යුතු යයි ඔහු අවධාරණය කළේය. මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් විමසීම් කරන පාර්ලිමේන්තු තේරීම් කාරක සභාවට ඕනෑම පුද්ගලයෙකු කැඳවීමට බලය ඇති බවත් ඔවුන් නොපැමිණියහොත් එය නීතිවිරෝධී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

Curiouser and curiouser
Editorial Courtesy The Island
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the National Thowheed Jamaat (NTJ) threat has been effectively neutralised and all those who had links to NTJ leader Zahran have been arrested. He assures that the country is now safe. Curiously, he is striving to have the government’s controversial Counterterrorism Bill ratified in a bid to replace the existing Prevention of Terrorism Act; he believes that the country has had to tackle the problem of international terrorism and there should be new laws. He is confident that his government has the backing of foreign powers to ward off... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

අපි බලයට පත්වුණාම අනිවාර්යෙන්ම ස්ථාවර ආණ්ඩුවක් ගොඩ නගන්න බැරි මේ මැතිවරණ ක්‍රමය වෙනස් කරනවා.
මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
අද (24) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු පවිත්‍රා වන්නිආරච්චි මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම මහතා අද සිට ජනාධිපතිවරණයට තියෙන්නේ තවත් දින 148.අගෝස්තු එකොළොස් වැනිදා ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදු ජන පෙරමුණේ මහා සමුළුව පැවැත්වෙනවා. සියලු ප්‍රගතිශීලී බලවේග නියෝජනය කරන අපේ ජනාධිපතිවරණ  අපේක්ෂකයා එදින රටට දැනුම් දෙනවා. මහා සමුළුවෙන් පසුව එළඹෙන අගෝස්තු එකොළොස් වැනිදා සිට දින සියයකින්  ආණ්ඩුව අවසන් කිරීමේ වැඩපිළිවෙළ ඇරඹෙනවා. මේ ආණ්ඩුව ජනවාරි 9 වැනිදා බලයට ආවේ දින 100න් අලූත් රටක් තේමාවෙන්. අපිත් අගෝස්තු මස 12 වැනිදා සිට දින... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

Sri Lanka's likely to raise $2 billion via sovereign bonds - government officials
Courtesy Reuters
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka is likely to raise $2 billion through 5-year and 10-year sovereign bonds launched on Monday, two government officials told Reuters, as the Indian Ocean island nation tapped global capital markets for the second time in three months.A man walks past a board advertising U.S. dollars at a money exchange shop in Colombo June 11, 2013. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte The South Asian nation’s decision to capitalise on favourable market conditions comes two months after suicide bombers killed more than 250 people in attacks at churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

PM Modi's Visit After Easter Bombings Helped Sri Lanka Tourism: Minister
Courtesy NDTV
Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts across three churches and three luxury hotels on Easter, killing more than 250 people. Sri Lanka is absolutely safe. I can give you that guarantee: John AmaratungaMUMBAI:  In an effort to restore the Sri Lankan tourism following the Easter attacks in April, the country's tourism minister John Amaratunga visited Mumbai to canvas his country as a safe destination. Speaking on the sidelines of an event in Mumbai, Mr Amaratunga not only acknowledged Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

Foreign hand in Parliament
By Sugeeswara Senadhira Courtesy Ceylon Today
Not only the ordinary British citizens, but also the Queen, the Prime Minister, and top leaders were also shocked when it was revealed that much trusted Chief of Intelligence, Sir Anthony Blunt was working as a spy for the Soviet Intelligence Service, the KGB. Blunt, a Cambridge don, was one of the most trusted public servants of Britain, until it came to light about his traitorous acts. The revelation made in Parliament earlier this week that Former Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam, who is now an adviser to the Speaker is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

Killing of 26 Navy and Army personnel: Three ex-LTTE cadres indicted
Buddhika Samaraweera Courtesy Ceylon Today
Attorney General Dappula de Livera has indicted three former LTTE members, in the Vavuniya High Court, over the killing of 26 prisoners of war. The accused, Irasathurai Thiruwarul, Madirasan Sulakshan and Ganeshan Darshan along with another person, who has not been identified by the prosecution, have been indicted under 2(1)(a) – ‘Causing the death of persons’; 2(2)(1) - and 3(b) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act and Sections 113(b) – ‘Conspiracy’ and 102 – ‘Abetment’ of the penal code. On 16 January 2009, the accused, Thiruwarul, Sulakshan and Darshan... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

Opposition appeals President not to sign proposed defense deal with US (English)
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/j7JrY510es0... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

AG orders criminal investigation against Hemasiri Fernando
Courtesy Adaderana
The Attorney general has advised the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) to conduct a criminal investigation into the former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando. Accordingly, the former Defense Secretary will be investigated over the failure to prevent or minimize the Easter Sunday bomb attacks. https://youtu.be/vriY6einKJ0 The Attorney General has given these instructions referring to recommendations of the final report of the special board of inquiry appointed to inquire about the Easter attacks, stated the Coordination Officer to the Attorney General State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne. Previously, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

Supreme Court to consider IGP’s FR petition in July
Courtesy Adaderana
The Supreme Court has ordered to consider the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, challenging the President’s decision to send him on compulsory leave, on July 31st. The petition was taken up before the three-judge bench consisting of Supreme Court Justices Prasanna Jayawardene, L.T.B. Dehideniya and S. Thurairajah today (24). Speaking on behalf of the Attorney General, Additional Solicitor General Indika Devamuni de Silva stated that the Secretary to President and the former Director of State Intelligence Service, two respondents of the petition, have raised objections against... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරය පිළිබඳ විශේෂ හෙළිදරව්ව - ආචාර්ය අජිත් කොළොන්නෙ සමග
Sri Lanka Together
පාස්කු ඉරිදා ප්‍රහාරයට මාස දෙකයි. එහි වගකීම පැවරෙන්නෙ කාටද? බුද්ධි අංශ සහ පොලීසිය සේනාධිනායකයා දැනුවත් කළාද? එම ප්‍රහාරය කළමණාකරණය කිරීමට අවකාශ තිබුණේද?සම්පූර්ණ විශ්ලේශණය බුද්ධි අංශයේ ව්‍යුහය, බුද්ධි අංශ ධුරාවලිය සහ එහි ව්‍යූහය පිළිබඳව විස්තරාත්මක විග්‍රහය ආචාර්ය අජිත් රෝහණ කොළොන්නේගෙන්... https://youtu.be/urI6x6XpjWw... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

Elections for what purpose (Part 2)
Mario Perera Kadawata
As regards the topic under discussion, the revolution I forecast cannot be an armed uprising. The servile military and armed forces of the SYSTEM will, with the blessings of their local leaders and foreign masters, mow down the Sinhala youth as they did in 1971 and 1989 without the least fears of charges of genocide. Such is the value of the famous TRI-SINHALA for the foreign exploiters of this country. But we vividly recall the unprecedented event which was the MARXIST led uprising of 1953. It united not only the Sinhala but the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

Kanthar Balanathan
SriLanka This article is focussed on xenophobic, caste & religious focussed racial Sinhalese, Tamils, and Muslims suffering from Islamophobia. Majority Kandyan Sinhalese are, caring and loving people, except some xenophobic and racial. Let us not take this personally and have an open mind to read and understand whether facts stated here are true or not. History reveals that the war against Sinhalese by the Muslims started in 1915, which was named the “Mankollai”. A prominent Tamil had to intervene to stop the war. Again in 1974, the racial riots between the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

බුද්ධ ශාසනය" සහ පෙරදිග ශිෂ්ටාචරය අභිබවා "බුද්ධ දර්ශනය" සමග එංගලන්තයේ සහ අපරදිග ආධිපත්‍යය පතුරවන "නාගානන්ද" ව්‍යවස්ථාව.....
නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන
"බුද්ධ ශාසනය" සහ පෙරදිග ශිෂ්ටාචරය අභිබවා  "බුද්ධ දර්ශනය" සමග එංගලන්තයේ සහ අපරදිග ආධිපත්‍යය  පතුරවන "නාගානන්ද" ව්‍යවස්ථාව....... වර්තමානයේ ඇති ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ ඉංග්‍රීසියට පරිවර්තනය නොවී පවතින ස්ථාන 2කි. ඒ "බුද්ධ ශාසනය"  ඇතුලත් 9 වන ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ කොටස සහ 7වන ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ සහ 3වන උපලේඛනය මගින් නිරූපි ජාතික ගීයේ පදමාලාවයි.  (ජාතික ගීයේ පදමාලාවේ දෙමළ පරිවර්තනය දෙමළ භාෂාවෙන් ඇති ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට 1978 සිටම ඇතුලත් කර තිබීමෙන් ජාතික ගීය සිංහල -දෙමළ භාෂා දෙකෙන්ම ගායනා කිරීම සම්බන්ධව ගැටලු වර්තමානයේ මතු වී ඇත.)  "බුද්ධ ශාසනය" කියන වචන ඉංග්‍රීසියෙන් පරිවර්තනය නොවී ඒ ආකාරයෙන්ම ඉංග්‍රීසි ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ පවතින හෙයින එම වචන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

Jaishankar lauds US$ 22.7 million India-funded island-wide Lankan ambulance service
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, July 23 (newsin.asia): The Indian External Affairs Minister Dr.S.Jaishankar lauded the India-funded Sri Lankan Emergency Ambulance Service as it achieved all-island coverage on Sunday. Speaking over video from New Delhi, Dr. Jaishankar spoke about his personal connection with the project since its inception, and said that the service has become a “brand in itself.” The Emergency Ambulance Service (EAS), which is being run with a grant of US$ 22. 7 million from India, became an all-island service with extension to Ampara in Eastern Sri Lanka, on Sunday. “The island-wide expansion of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

Sri Lanka will benefit if 18A and 19A are abolished - President
Courtesy Adaderana
President Maithripala Sirisena states that the country will benefit only if the 18th and 19th Amendments to the Constitution are abolished. President Sirisena on Sunday called for repealing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which has curtailed the presidential powers, blaming it for the political instability in the country. https://youtu.be/bUFCqB4DQGU The 19A was the main election pledge of President Sirisena when he challenged former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Opposition’s common candidate in 2015. Rajapaksa in 2010 had moved the 18A which allowed him to contest the presidency... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

ISIS was initially unaware of Easter attacks – top official
Courtesy The Island
The Islamic State (IS) may have claimed responsibility for the Easter terror attacks in Sri Lanka, but its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was initially not aware of the horrific serial bombings, according to a top official familiar with the probe, The Hindu reported yesterday. The ongoing investigation in Sri Lanka has revealed that a local Islamist radical, who is an IS sympathiser, had contacted the IS leadership after the attacks. "Through a third party, he [the suspect, now in custody] had pleaded with the IS for recognising the blasts carried out by jihadists,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

ජනපති අපේක්ෂක සටනේ අවසානය ගෝඨා ද මෛත‍්‍රී ද?
ටී. චන්ද්‍රසේකර උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
ගල් වදින්නේ පල ඇති රුකට මිස පල නැති රුකට නොවේ. කවදත් දේශපාලනයේ තත්ත්වය එයයි. එය මෙවරට පමණක් සීමා වූවක් නොවේ. අද වැඩියෙන්ම දේශපාලන පොරපිටියේ කියැවෙන්නේ ජනාධිපති මෛත‍්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන ගැනය. ඔහුට පහරදීමට දේශපාලන, පක්ෂ, ජාති ආගම් භේදයෙන් තොරව සතර දෙසින්ම පිරිස් එක්ව සිටියි. එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය හා පොහොට්ටුව අතර දැඩි පරස්පර විරෝධී මත ඇතත් මෛත‍්‍රීට පහරදීම යන විෂයයේදී එක්ව සිටින බවක් පැහැදිලිව දර්ශනය වෙයි. මේ වන විට ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ දේශපාලනය අන්ත දූෂිත තත්ත්වයට පත්ව තිබෙන බව සැබෑය. ඉදිරි ජනාධිපතිවරණය ගත් කල කිසිදු දේශපාලන පක්ෂයක එක මතයක් පෙනෙන්නට නැත.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

වසර 32කට පෙර ඉන්දියාව ගුවනින් යාපනයට හෙලූවේ පරිප්පුද නැත්නම් තුවක්කුද?
කීර්ති වර්ණකුලසූරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
 ⋆ පරිප්පු දැමීමට පැමිණි බව කියන ඉන්දීය ඇන්ටනෝව් යානා අඩි 1500 ක් දක්වා පහළට එද්දී නියමුවන් බියට පත්ව සිටියා ⋆ මුහුදින් ගෙන ආ බඩුවලට නාවික හමුදා මුර යාත‍්‍රා දෙකක් අභියෝග කළ හැටි ⋆ ඉන්දියාවේ දීන කි‍්‍රයාව හමුවේ ජනපති ජේ. ආර්. ජයවර්ධන හෙවත් යැංකි ඩිකීට ඇමරිකාවත් පිටුපෑවා ⋆ යුද අපරාධ ගැන සෙවීමට හයිබි‍්‍රඞ් අධිකරණයක් ස්ථාපිත කළ යුතු බව බි‍්‍රතාන්‍ය කියා සිටියි ⋆ පාස්කු ඉරිදා ප‍්‍රහාරය ගැන බි‍්‍රතාන්‍ය විදේශ ලේකම් කාර්යාලය වසන් කරයි ⋆ අසව්! අසව්! 300 ක් ඝාතනය වෙද්දී රජයේ බලධාරීහු ගැටුම් කළමනාකරණ වැඩමුළුවක් පවත්වති ⋆ යාපනයේ කොටුවේ සිරවී සිටි තුවාල ලත් සෙබළුන් ගලවා ගැනීමේ මෙහෙයුම දියත්වී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

සෙවණගලෙන් එහා, පැල්වත්තෙනුත් එහා, දුප්පත් ලෝකය ගැන.....
කතු වැකිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
ආණ්ඩුව වංගුවක් ගහන්නට යන්නේද? රජයේ පාලනය යටතේ පවතින සෙවණගල සහ පැල්වත්ත යන සීනි නිෂ්පාදන සමාගම් දෙක මහා භාණ්ඩාගාරයට පවරාගෙන ඒ දෙකම හෝ එකක් දයා ගමගේට පවරා දීමට ආණ්ඩුව උත්සාහ කරත් ද? ‘සෙවණගල’ කොහොමටත් දයා ගමගේගේ දේපළකි. ඔහු විසින් රුපියල් දශලක්‍ෂ 2800 ක් ආයෝජනය කර වැඩිදියුණු කෙරුණු සෙවණගල, රාජපක්‍ෂ ආණ්ඩුව පැවැති කාලයේදී ආණ්ඩුවට පවරා ගත් අවස්ථාව දයා ගමගේ විසින් ගත කරන ලද්දේ කඳුළු පිරි දෙනෙතිනි. මේ පවරා ගැනීම ගැන සෙවණගල කට්ටිය රාජපක්‍ෂලාට හෙන ඉල්ලූව ද එය පිටුපස වෙනම කතාවක් අති අතර ඒ කතාව හෙළි කළොත් දයා ගමගේ හොඳටම අඬනවා ඇත. කෙසේ වුවද රජය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

ඉතා කැත ඉතා රළු දේශපාලන චිත‍්‍රය
කතු වැකිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
අර්බුදය මෙතරමට උග‍්‍ර වෙතැයි අපි සිහිනෙන් වත් නොසිතුවෙමු. උග‍්‍රවූ අර්බුදය පසුගියදා අපේ ගෙදර ඉදිරියට විත් දොරට තට්ටු කළේය. අපි දොර හැර බැලූවෙමු. දොර ඉදිරිපිට පෝලිමට සිටගත් කිහිප දෙනෙක් වූහ. මුලටම සිටියේ මොහොමඞ් සහරාන් ය. ඔහු පිටුපසින් රිෂාඞ් බදියුදීන් සහ හිස්බුල්ලා වූහ. කවදාවත් දැක නැති බැවින් එකවරම හඳුනා ගැනීමට බැරි වුවද ඊළඟට සිටියේ දොස්තර ෂාෆි බව අප දැන ගත්තේ පත්තරවලින් හා රූපවාහිනි චැනල්වලින් ඔහුගේ පින්තූරය දැක තිබූ බැවිනි. ෂාෆිට පිටිපස්සෙන් ජනාධිපති මෛති‍්‍ර ද, ඔහුට පසුව අගමැති රනිල් ද සිටියහ. හිටි ගමන් රනිල්ගේ කකුලෙන් මෛති‍්‍ර ද, මෛති‍්‍රගේ කකුලෙන් රනිල් ඇද්ද නමුත් දෙදෙනාම බැලන්ස් කිරීමෙහි ශූරයන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

අයිසිස්‌ තර්ජනය මැද සිදුවන නාඩගම්
කීර්ති වර්ණකුලසූරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
පාස්‌කු ඉරිදා ප්‍රහාරය එල්ල කළේ සිරියාවට සහ ඉරාකයට ගොස්‌ පැමිණි ශ්‍රී ලාංකික අයිසිස්‌ ක්‍රියාකාරීන් බව හෙළි කළ රුසියාවේ නියෝජ්‍ය ආරක්‍ෂක ලේකම් යුරී කෝකෝව්සහරාන් හෂීම් ප්‍රමුඛ අයිසිස්‌ ත්‍රස්‌ත ක්‍රියාකාරී කල්ලිය සිදු කළ බිහිසුණු ප්‍රහාරයේ දොaංකාරය තවමත් පහව ගොස්‌ නැත. එහෙත් දැන් සිදුවන්නේ කුමක්‌ද? හිටපු කාත්තන්කුඩි පොලිස්‌ ස්‌ථානාධිපතිවරයා සහරාන් ගැන නොදන්නා අයකු මෙන් තේරීම් කමිටුව හමුවේ සාක්‍ෂි දුන්නේය. මවුලවිවරයෙක්‌ පැවසුවේ 2018 දී සහරාන් ගැන අනතුරු ඇඟ වූ බවයි. එහෙත් සහරාන් අල්ලා ගැනීමට පොලිසිය ක්‍රියා කළේ නැත. මේ අද රටේ පැවැති අවාසනාවන්ත තත්ත්වයයි.මේ පසුබිම මැද රජයේ බලධාරීහු ගැටුම් කළමනාකරණය ගැන පාඩම් කියා දීමට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

තවත් සහරාන්ලා පස්දෙනෙක් ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ සිටිනවා... ඉන්දීය ජාතික විමර්ශන ඒජන්සිය අනතුරු අඟවයි
කීර්ති වර්ණකුලසූරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
මේ අතර පාස්කු ඉරිදා ප‍්‍රහාර ගැන කල්තියා අනතුරු අඟවන ලද්දේ ඉන්දීය බුද්ධි සේවය බව ඉන්දීය අගමැති මෝදිගේ දිව්රුම්දීමේ උත්සවයට නවදිල්ලියට ගිය ජනාධිපති මෛත‍්‍රිපාල සිරිසේනට හෙළි විය. "පාස්කු ප‍්‍රහාරයට දින 17 කට පෙර මේ ප‍්‍රහාරය ගැන ඉන්දීය බුද්ධි සේවාව ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා බුද්ධි සේවාවට අනතුරු අඟවා තිබුණි. අපේ‍්‍රල් 4 දා කළ මේ අනතුරු ඇඟවීම ගැන "මට දැනුම් දීමක් කළේ නැත යයි" ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ජනාධිපතිවරයා පැවසූ බව ඉන්දියන් එක්ස්ප‍්‍රස් පුවත්පත කියා සිටියේය. "මම අපේ‍්‍රල් 16 දා විදේශ සංචාරයක නිරත වුණා. එහෙත් ඉන්දීය බුද්ධි සේවාවේ අනතුරු ඇඟවීම මා වෙත දැන්වූයේ නැත යයි හෙතෙම තවදුරටත් සඳහන් කළේය.මේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

This unpatriotic and rogue Government which has no concern for the people or the country should resign forthwith.
Sudath Gunasekara
22.6. 2019. This unpatriotic and rogue Government which has no concern for the people or the country should resign forthwith and go home without ruining our cherished motherland any more. The more they remain in power the more destruction they will do to the country as well while eroding their own vote base almost to zero that will bring about the total demise of the UNP and wipe out the Sirisena camp shattering his day dream of becoming the President for a second term and finding a permanent abode in political wilderness for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/06/19)

Elections for what purpose?
Mario Perera Kadawata
Holding elections and ushering in another government under the same existing constitutional provisions, whoever be the winners, is like adding another floor to the same obsolete worthless structure that has long outlived its utility and is crumbling on all sides on its staggering foundation. Just look at the two most powerful persons of the present government. In cricketing terms they are the opening batsmen representing the political front of the government nationally and internationally. See how they act. They are running in circles breaking each others wickets, mutually running themselves out, while... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/06/19)

Sri Lanka's President Sirisena extends state of emergency in surprise move
Courtesy Straits Times
COLOMBO (AFP) - A state of emergency was extended by Sri Lanka's President on Saturday (June 22), going back on pledges to relax the tough laws introduced after the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 258 people. President Maithripala Sirisena said in a decree he believed there was a "public emergency" in the country, and was invoking provisions of the Public Security Act extending the state of emergency. The tough laws, granting sweeping powers to police and security forces to arrest and detain suspects, were due to expire on Saturday. Just over 100 people, including 10... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/06/19)

Presidential candidacies in focus -UNP candidate will have to carry RW on his back -JVP’s decision will be decisive for UNP -Sirisena a victim of his own subterfuges
by C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island
June 22, 2019, 12:00 pm  With the presidential elections drawing ever closer, all political parties have started their search for candidates. The greatest uncertainty with regard to the possible candidate is within the ruling UNP with Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sajith Premadasa and Karu Jayasuriya being in the fray. This time around there isn’t the possibility of the UNP being able to field a candidate from outside the party as they did in 2010 and 2015 due to stiff opposition from the battered party rank and file.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/06/19)

The deception of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress
By shenali Waduge
Minority leaders have well-articulated explanations for everything wrong pointed at them and they may well weave a response gullible to many, however this instance we like to present the cunning and deceit of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress taking their website as an example. Two screenshots reveal the deception On 19th May 2019 the SLMC website gave a list of 7 objectives of which the last was to preserve & promote Shariah Laws and for Muslims to adopt the entire code of Shariah laws in both private & community life.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/06/19)

Arabified Muslim bombs ticking under Ranil’s chair
H. L. D. Mahindapala
The shock of the Easter Sunday bomb blasts shattered within minutes the comforting beliefs of a nation that had settled down to recline smugly in peace for generations to come. Lulled by the sense of security that restored confidence in the dawn of a new era at the end of Tamil Tiger terror in May 2009 no one expected Muslim bombs to blast our faith in a non-violent society fought and won in a 33-year-old war (i.e., from the declaration of war in the Vadukoddai Resolution in May 1976 to Nandikadal in May 2009).... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/06/19)

Sri Lankan govt. hiding truth over Easter attacks – Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Rome, Reuters – The Head of the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka on Thursday issued a scathing criticism of the Government over the Easter attacks that killed more than 250 people, decrying a “total lack of interest” in determining why intelligence reports were ignored. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith spoke of his frustrations just hours before he was due to meet Pope Francis and show the pontiff a video with graphic images of the 21 April attacks on three churches and four hotels. The attacks were claimed by Islamic State militants. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/06/19)

Meditation on Emptiness (Shuniya Meditation)
Ruwan M Jayatunge MD 
Sunyata is a Sanskrit word that means emptiness. Emptiness is the true nature of reality. Emptiness is the true nature of things and events. It is the actual nature of all phenomena. It is the absence of any self apart from the mental and physical elements of existence.  All phenomena in their own-being are empty. All phenomena arise dependent on other phenomena. All things have no fixed identity, constantly becoming and decaying. All phenomena of existence are marked by emptiness. There is nothing at all which is not dependent and therefore,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/06/19)

Poson Brings ‘Hope, the Only Thing Stronger than Fear’
By Rohana R. Wasala
“Buddhism aims at creating a society where the ruinous struggle for power is renounced; where calm and peace prevail away from conquest and defeat; where the persecution of the innocent is vehemently denounced; where one who conquers oneself is more respected than those who conquer millions by military and economic warfare; where hatred is conquered by kindness, and evil by goodness; where enmity, jealousy, ill-will and greed do not infect men’s minds; where compassion is the driving force of action; where all, including the least of living things, are treated with fairness, consideration and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/06/19)

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
The unique national identity of Sri Lanka is founded on its historic, long-lasting Sinhala Buddhist cultural heritage.  As an island nation Sri Lanka is founded on Buddhist norms and principles. The impact of Buddhism is reflected both directly and indirectly, in the tangible and intangible aspects of the nation’s culture. Fundamental Buddhist principles of non-violence, tolerance, compassion and peaceful coexistence with others and with nature are among the essential ingrained principles that have shaped the outlook, temperament and lifestyle of the people from historic times.  Since the arrival of Buddhism in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/06/19)

සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යවරයා සම්බන්ධයෙන් සිදු කෙරෙන වංචා දූෂණ හා වාහන අවභාවිතය
මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
අද (21) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රමේෂ් පතිරණ මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු කාංචන විජේසේකර මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ඉන්දික අනුරුද්ධ මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රමේෂ් පතිරණ මහතා විශේෂයෙන්ම සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යවරයා සම්බන්ධයෙන් සිදු කෙරෙන වංචා දූෂණ හා  වාහන අවභාවිතය ඇතුළු කරුණු පිළිබඳව මම කරුණු ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට බලාපොරොත්තු වෙනවා. පසුගිය වසර හතරක කාලය තුළ සෞඛ්‍ය ඇමැතිවරයා හැටියට පත්වුනු රාජිත සේනාරත්න ඇමතිවරයා විසින් කරන්නට යෙදුණු කරුණු ගණනාවක් පිළිබඳව සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශයේ අභ්‍යන්තර විගණන මගින් සහ විගණකාධිපති දෙපාර්තමේන්තු  වාර්තා නිකුත් කරලා තිබෙනවා. ඒ අතරින් ඇතිවෙලා තිබෙන තත්ත්වයන් සලකා බැලීමේදී... -Full Story-
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