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Wither India's Sovereignty: signed, sealed & owned by US?
By shenali Waduge
How much is China more of a threat to India than US, will be a question India must continue to ask, as it rushes to sign agreements with US. Whether India will become ornamental allies like Montenegro & North Macedonia is yet to be seen. Who would have thought that India leaning Soviet Union and US aligned to Pakistan would end up allies in 2020? Let's also not forget that both India's Nehru and China's Mao Zedong in 1954 shard anti-US sentiments. China has come far but can India match the strides... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/20)

Secretary of State Pompeo's Visit / A Refreshing Contrast To UNHCR Resolution or David Cameron's Antics at CHOGM
Dr.Chula Rajapakse MNZM Wellington NZ
Dear Editor, The visit from Secretary off State Pompeo  and his tone and manner provided a refreshing contrast to the US  sponsoring of the infamous UNHCR resolution or British Prime Minister David Cameron's Antics at the CHOGM in 2013. On both of these occasions , the players were singing off the song sheets of he Tigers. No longer are the Tigers calling the shots. If that is not an achievement , what is. Let the Foreign Ministry and their ambassadors and High Commissioners ensure that it stays that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/20)

ශ‍්‍රී ලංගමය ශක්තිමත් කිරීමට, සේවක අයිතීන් සුරක්ෂිත කිරීමට 2021 අයවැය ලේඛනය තුළින් ප‍්‍රවාහන අමාත්‍යාංශය යටතේම ශ‍්‍රී ලංගමයට පුනරාවර්ථන වියදම් හා ප‍්‍රාග්ධන වියදම් සඳහා රුපියල් මිලියන 22 000 ක මූල්‍ය ප‍්‍රතිපාදන ලබාදීමට කඩිනමින් මැදිහත් වන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටීම.
සමස්ත ලංකා ප්‍රවාහන සේවක සංගමය.
2020.10.28 ගරු ජනාධිපති, ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා, ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය, කොළඹ 01. ගරු ජනපතිතුමනි, ශ‍්‍රී ලංගමය ශක්තිමත් කිරීමට, සේවක අයිතීන් සුරක්ෂිත කිරීමට 2021 අයවැය ලේඛනය තුළින් ප‍්‍රවාහන අමාත්‍යාංශය යටතේම ශ‍්‍රී ලංගමයට පුනරාවර්ථන වියදම් හා ප‍්‍රාග්ධන වියදම් සඳහා රුපියල් මිලියන 22 000 ක මූල්‍ය ප‍්‍රතිපාදන ලබාදීමට කඩිනමින් මැදිහත් වන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටීම. ශ‍්‍රී ලංගම සේවකයින්ගේ අයිතීන් සුරක්ෂිත කිරීමටත්, මහජනතාවට විධිමත් ප‍්‍රවාහන සේවයක් ලබාදීමටත් ශ‍්‍රී ලංගම ය ශක්තිමත් කිරිමටත් 2021 වසර සඳහා ප‍්‍රවාහන අමාත්‍යාංශය යටතේම ශ‍්‍රී ලංගමයට රුපියල් මිලියන 22,000 ක මූල්‍ය ප්‍රතිපාදන ලබාදීමට අවශ්‍ය පියවර කඩිනමින් ගන්නා ලෙස පළමුව අප සංගමය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/20)

Pompeo Visit: Gotabaya refused to toe US line on China but sought US investments
By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express
The Lankan President told US Secretary of State Pompeo that he cannot compromise the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka for the sake of foreign relations whatever the circumstances. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Ambassador Alaina Tiplitz Colombo, October 28: The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, aggressively pushed the Trump Administration's anti-China agenda in his talks with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena here on Wednesday. But the Sri Lankan leaders refused to fall in line... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/20)

Dollar banknotesUnlike China, US Won't Support Massive Infrastructure Investments in South Asia, Analyst Says
by Dhairya Maheshwari Courtesy Sputnik
In the run-up to Mike Pompeo's Sri Lankan visit, the US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Dean Thompson asked Colombo “to make difficult but necessary decisions,” referring to cutting reliance on Chinese investment. However, America's hopes were dashed on Wednesday as Sri Lankan foreign minister told Pompeo that Colombo will stay "neutral". The US lacks the political will to invest in big-ticket infrastructure projects in the South Asian region to compete with China, Professor Sumit Ganguly, a South Asian expert and the Rabindranath Tagore Professor at US' Indiana University, tells Sputnik. "The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/20)

Pompeo slams China for being a 'predator' on Sri Lanka visit
Courtesy The Straits Times
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan yesterday visited Colombo's St Anthony's church, which was among the sites of last year's militant suicide attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE COLOMBO • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called China's communist government a "predator" yesterday, during a trip to boost ties with Sri Lanka, which has received huge investment and diplomatic support from Beijing. He made his latest attack on China after talks with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on security cooperation to keep open... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/20)

US can’t offer what China can to Sri Lanka: expert
By Yang Sheng Source: Global Times
Aerial photo taken on Sept. 23, 2020 shows a view of the construction site of the Colombo Port City in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo:Xinhua US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Sri Lanka to pressure the South Asian country to stand with the US in containing China, but China has expressed strong confidence in its ties with Sri Lanka on Wednesday. A Chinese expert said the US has underestimated the interests that other countries can get from the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.Chinese Foreign... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/20)

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Indeewari Amuwatte of Derana TV
Courtesy USGOV
QUESTION:  Thank you for your time here with us in Colombo, Secretary Pompeo.  Your visit here is termed crucial.  It’s seen as a rare one and peculiar given the timing of the visit.  What’s so important that you had to communicate at this juncture? SECRETARY POMPEO:  Well, thanks for giving me a chance to be with you.  I appreciate it.  It’s been wonderful to be here in Colombo. Look, the – I’m in this region a lot.  I had planned to come here earlier.  The world got away and I had to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/20)

Not ready to compromise independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, Gota to Pompeo
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stressed at the meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that he was not ready to compromise the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nation in maintaining foreign relations whatever the circumstances may be, a press release from his office said. The press release said the President noted that China assisted in the development of the country’s infrastructure since the end of the separatist war. The President reiterated that Sri Lanka not caught in a debt trap as a result. According to the press release,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/10/20)

EXCLUSIVE: US won’t attempt to use debt to extort actions by SL govt - Mike Pompeo
Courtesy Adaderana
In an exclusive interview with Ada Derana, US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo says that the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement is one of many opportunities offered by the United States, and that it is ultimately up to Sri Lanka to choose whether to accept it. He made these remarks while speaking to ‘

HydePark’ with Indeerwari Amuwatte on Ada Derana 24, during his two-day visit to Sri Lanka. Secretary Pompeo held bilateral talks with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena during the visit. He stated that... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 29/10/20)

Killing us with laughter: President of TIGERLAND is appealing to Secretary Pompeo
By shenali Waduge
It is not every day that the US Secretary of State receives letters from unknown, undisclosed and unheard of countries and people calling themselves “Prime Minister “while living in the US, working in the US and claiming he is head of a utopian country while in the US. Maybe the US Secretary of State should fire a call & ask his staff to find out where the hell this so-called country is located. This must be a first time a Prime Minister of some utopian country is begging a Secretary for intervention.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/20)

Mike Pompeo you are not welcome, if you come to tell us who we should have as friends.
Charles S.Perera
Last time we had a US Secretary of State  was John Kerry, who came to rejoice the change of regime in Sri Lanka to which the USA  had  generously distributed 485 million dollars among Sri Lanka, Burma and Nigeria to re establish democracy.  It is no secret that there was also a presence  of  Secret Service Personnel from the USA, UK and India during the 2015 Presidential election in Sri Lanka working behind the scenes to make a success of USA efforts of putting developing countries  into political peril by its strategic regime change... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/20)

Modi playing a high-risk game as he stands firm with US and takes aim at China
By Tom Fowdy, a British writer and analyst of politics and international relations with a primary focus on East Asia. Courtesy RT
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive for their joint news conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, February 25, 2020 ©  REUTERS / Adnan Abidi Having signed a new military agreement with the US, Indian PM Narendra Modi is moving ever closer to the west and further away from Beijing. But his bid to position India as a rival superpower to China will be hard to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/20)

Enhancing the Sri Lankan response to COVID-19: Communique from the College of Consultant Community Physicians of Sri Lanka (CCPSL)
A communique issued by the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka
With the identification of the first local case of COVID-19 on 11th March 2020, Sri Lanka responded urgently and aggressively via a multitude of health and non-health sector measures to control its spread. Sri Lanka being a middle-income country was commended for its timely and pro-active “whole-of-government and whole-of-society” epidemic response. However, COVID-19 epidemic is dynamic, demanding the control strategies to be responsive to its dynamic nature. While continuing the key control measures such as, tracing, testing detecting, isolating and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/20)

SAVE THE POOR SOULS IN KASHMIR
ALI SUKHANVER
A very successful way to entrap dangerous rather very intelligent criminals is the Sting Operation. Not only in the Asian countries but everywhere all over the world the tool of Sting Operation has always been frequently used. Even in Israel and USA the law enforcement agencies take support of the Sting Operations. In most of the countries Sting Operations are considered a legal action against the criminals but there are a few countries like Sweden and France where sting operations are not permitted. According to a definition, “A sting operation is a deceptive operation designed to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/20)

"Waterloo Suresh": wants a license from the Law Society of Ontario to practice Law
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1
October 27, 2020The EditorTHE OTTAWA CITIZEN Dear Editor: You asked a very simple question, Can a Tamil Tiger Change his Stripes? This is about Suresh Sriskandaraja, "Waterloo Suresh", a smart Tamil Tiger, an extremely intelligent Tamil Tiger, a clever Tamil Tiger,  who almost hoodwinked the American and Canadian Intelligence, but was charged in the FBI probe and arrested in New York after a meeting to buy anti-aircraft missiles and other military weapons, and also researching and acquiring communications, aviation and warship-design software, to win a separatist war to create... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/20)

ග්‍රාමීය ආර්ථිකය
Press Release
ග්‍රාමීය ආර්ථිකය නගාසිටුවීමේ ජාතික වැඩපිළිවෙළට සමගාමීව ඌව පළාතේ බදුල්ල සහ මොණරාගල දිස්ත්‍රික්ක වලට අයත් ග්‍රාමීය ආර්ථික නගා සිටුවීම පිළිබඳව විශේෂ සාකච්ඡාවක් ඌව පළාත් ගරු ආණ්ඩුකාරවර ඒ.ජේ.එම්. මුසම්මිල් මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් (27) ඌව පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවර කර්යලයේදී පවත්වන ලදි. මෙහිදී ජනාධිපති කාර්ය සාධක බලකායේ සභාපති බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් අරලිය ගහ මන්දිරයේ පැවැති ග්‍රාමීය ආර්ථිකය නගා සිටුවීමේ ජාතික වැඩපිළිවෙළේ පිහිටුවන ලද කමිටු හතරම ක්‍රියාත්මක වන ආකාරය පිළිබඳව පැහැදිලි කෙරිණි. එමෙන්ම ග්‍රාමීය ආර්ථිකය නඟාසිටුවීමට අවශ්‍ය වන මූලික ක්‍රමවේද පිළිබඳව දීර්ඝව සාකච්ඡාවට බදුන් විය. එම අවස්ථාවට බදුල්ල දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ සම්බන්ධීකරණ කමිටු සභාපති පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී සුදර්ශන දෙනිපිටිය මහතා, ප්‍රධාන ලේකම්, ආණ්ඩුකාර ලේකම්,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/20)

US Advice to Sri Lanka on Picking Sides in US-China Rivalry Kicks Up a Storm, Rebuked by Beijing.
Courtesy Sputnik
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will leave for Sri Lanka on a two-day visit starting Tuesday, after he concludes a 2+2 Dialogue with India. From Colombo, Pompeo will be travelling to the Maldives and Indonesia to further America’s Indo-Pacific strategy. Sri Lankans haven't taken kindly to the Trump administration’s advice that Colombo must pick between the US and China, with many social media users rejecting any foreign interference in the nation's domestic affairs. ​Foreign policy observers have also reckoned that there is “not a chance that Pompeo can make Sri Lanka... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/20)

Coronavirus: Chinese embassy accuses US of ‘importing’ risk to Sri Lanka ahead of Mike Pompeo visit
Keegan Elmer in Beijing Courtesy The South China Morning Post
Secretary of State is visiting at a time when Covid-19 cases are surging, prompting fiery statement from Chinese diplomatsUS is accused of sending a ‘huge’ delegation to prepare for the visit and even demanding that new roads be built Health workers carry out coronavirus tests at a bus terminal in Colombo. Photo: EPA-EFE China’s envoy in Colombo has accused the US of “importing risk” to a nation battling the coronavirus ahead of a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/20)

No need for Sri Lanka to take sides if US doesn’t force it to
By Li Qingqing Source: Global Times
Aerial photo taken on Sept. 23, 2020 shows a view of the construction site of the Colombo Port City in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo:Xinhua The Diplomat on Tuesday published an article titled "Sri Lanka will soon have to pick a side in the China-US rivalry." The article mentioned the mounting US pressure on Sri Lanka in terms of human rights and investment. "Sri Lanka is a weak country without any assurance of protection from major powers; it has no defense treaty with any country," the article said. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/20)

Pompeo’s Sri Lanka visit underscores brewing US-China battle in Indo-Pacific
Pranay Sharma in New Delhi Courtesy The South China Morning Post
Burst of diplomatic activities on island, including US secretary of state’s visit, seen as attempt by US, India and Japan to counter ChinaPompeo is expected to discuss proposed – and controversial – economic and military pacts with Sri Lanka. Demonstrators outside the US embassy in Colombo on Tuesday expressed their displeasure with the visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: EPA-EFEUS Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s visit to Sri Lanka on Tuesday and Wednesday comes at a time when key powers in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/20)

Lying about China puts US to shame:
China Daily editorial
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who began a trip on Sunday that takes him to India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Indonesia, said that he will work with each of the four countries to find the best ways they can cooperate to preserve "a free and open Indo-Pacific". At the same time he said that his talks with these countries would include discussions on how they can work together to thwart what he claimed were the threats posed by China. His remarks are contradictory. If his mission is meant to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/20)

Curfew for more police areas in Colombo, Kalutara districts
Courtesy Adaderana
UPDATE (10.15 PM): The Department of Government Information says Moratuwa, Homagama, Panadura North and Panadura South police jurisdictions will be under curfew with immediate effect. Quarantine curfew has been imposed in more police jurisdictions of Colombo and Kalutara districts with immediate effect, says the Commander of Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva. https://youtu.be/5CR9FKESmvA Thereby, Panadura Moratuwa and Homagama police areas will be under curfew until further notice. Quarantine curfew is currently effective in 64 other police jurisdictions in the country: 37 in Gampaha District, 15 in the Colombo city, 05 in Kuliyapitiya area, 04... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/20)

Coronavirus: 164 more fresh cases in Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
The Department of Government Information confirms that 164 more persons linked to the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster have tested positive for Covid-19 in Sri Lanka today (27). https://youtu.be/YuikGjHM4ew According to reports, 156 of them are contacts of coronavirus positive cases found from the Peliyagoda Fish Market. The remaining 08 have been identified from quarantine centres. Thereby, the total number of Covid-19 infections registered by the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster reached 5,396. Sri Lanka has reported 457 positive cases so far within the day, the state information bureau said.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/20)

AG orders police to probe spread of Covid-19 from Brandix factory
Courtesy Adaderana
The Attorney General has directed the Acting IGP to investigate the spread of COVID-19 from the Brandix apparel factory in Minuwangoda. He has also instructed the police to submit a progress report on the investigations within two weeks. Coordinating Officer to the AG, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne stated that the Attorney General’s attention was drawn towards the dangerous condition facing human lives due to the Brandix Covid-19 cluster and that today he held a discussion with the DIG (Legal Division) Ajith Rohana and gave relevant instructions. The Attorney General Instructed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/20)

Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 death toll climbs to 19
Courtesy Adaderana
The Ministry of Health confirms that two more Covid-19 related deaths have been reported in the country today (27), bringing the death toll from the virus in Sri Lanka to 19. https://youtu.be/4jDE0meCwYY A 19-year-old youth and an 87-year-old woman had passed away by the time they were both admitted to the Colombo National Hospital, the Secretary to the Health Ministry has announced. The Judicial Medical Officer subsequently conducted PCR tests on the deceased and the test results have confirmed that they were infected with novel coronavirus, he has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/20)

Specialized centers for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients
Courtesy Adaderana
The Ministry of Health is currently looking into admitting asymptomatic COVID-19 patients into specialized centers instead of hospitalization, stated Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera. Dr. Samaraweera stated that it has been planned to use quarantine centers for this purpose. Speaking further, he said, “The patients identified through self-quarantine will be admitted to a treatment center. In the future, we plan to keep the patients who do not show any outward symptoms in a non-hospital observation center and take necessary action. Our objective is to properly manage all the patients, to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/10/20)

Right of Reply: Sri Lanka is lucky to lose MCC
By shenali Waduge
This is a right of reply to an article appearing on Daily FT titled “History repeating – Are we going to lose MCC or not?” by an anonymous international development expert on 22 October 2020. It would be nice for this so-called international development expert with 25 year’s experience to reveal his name if he claims to have contributed to Sri Lanka’s ‘development’ over a quarter of a decade. It is no surprise Sri Lanka is in a sorry mess economically with such experts promoting the advantages for the ‘other side’ and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/20)

As Chair of MCC & US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo arrives – Demands & Choices for Sri Lanka
By shenali Waduge
Mike Pompeo is arriving amidst a sudden & unexpected covid surge in Sri Lanka and coming from two of the worst covid-hit countries. He is arriving to fulfil objectives of 2 designations. He is the Chair of the Board of Directors of MCC as well as the US Secretary of State.He most certainly is not arriving to shake hands with Sri Lanka’s President & congratulate him on passing the 20amendment or shake hands with Sri Lanka’s Army Commander whom he has designated ‘war criminal’. He does not even wish to meet the Prime... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/20)

The MCC Compact Method of Creating more Poverty: The USA can definitely do better.
By Garvin  Karunaratne, PhD. Michigan State University 
The Millennium Challenge  Corporation Compact has come up with an easy, novel method of poverty alleviation. It requires the identification and separation of a mass of  land, the  creation of “a cadastral map of land parcels and a complete inventory of State land...improve the valuation of State and private land parcels by improving data collection…improving deeds registry… and research in support of measures to improve land administration policies"(The Island:15/7/2019)  The aim is also” increase tenure security and tradability of land for small holders.  The method  involves a "transportation project... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/20)

ARRIVAL OF MIKE POMPEO, THE US SECREATRY OF STATE -STRIVE TO STRIKE A BALANCE IN RELATIONSHIP
RANJITH SOYSA
Sri Lanka is getting ready to welcome and meet Mike Pompeo to discuss issues which are important to both countries and to reiterate their commitment to democracy and long friendship. Sri Lanka which is following a non-aligned foreign policy should strive to uphold the spirit of neutrality as a small country located in a geo-politically important and a sensitive area. It is a well known fact that there are competing international forces attempting to establish their dictates in the Indian Ocean region to achieve their global agenda. Sri Lanka is not interested in being a part... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/20)

The Chapa Interview with US-military professor Dr. Mendis: US policy in Sri Lanka
Chandre Dharmawardana.
Please listen to an interview of Dr. Mendis ((https://youtu.be/Lh4D4qGE854) which touches on US policy and Sri Lanka, and hear between the words.  See how a  Sri Lankan young man straight out of a Pollonaruwa school system gets educated in the US via a scholarship to becomes a complete supporter of the “American Manifest Destiny” that he teaches to US soldiers.  US policies to lead the world  has only helped to enrich the elite classes of the US and impoverish the rest. But Dr. Mendis  is very comfortable with US policy. It is unlikely that Dr.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/20)

THE POHOTTUWA GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA Part 2 A 4
KAMALIKA PIERIS
India and Sri Lanka signed an FTA in 1998,  it was done very fast. Discussion started in August 1998and the FTA signed in November 1998 with just 4 consultations. The FTA became effective in 2000, but only the criteria were laid down not the procedures, observed critics.  A Joint Study Group (JSG) was set up in April, 2003 to expand the FTA to go beyond goods and include services. The JSG report was ready in October, 2003 CEPA negotiations were started in February, 2005 and concluded in July 2008 after thirteen rounds of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/20)

THE POHOTTUWA GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA Part 2 A3
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Sri Lanka is important to India, because of its location and India is determined to bring Sri Lanka under its control. India set up consulates in Hambantota and Jaffna in 2010. India has a long-standing consulate in Kandy. Critics wanted to know why does India want consulates in Jaffna and Hambantota. Consulates are established to look after nationals. India wants a consulate in Jaffna, mainly to station some RAW official there to monitor what is going on and to foment trouble in Jaffna to create another insurgency like last time, said one critic. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/20)

The quest for a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons
By ASOKA BANDARAGE
Small states are leading the fight to make the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty legally binding A survivor walks through the ruins of atomic-bombed Hiroshima in August 1945. Photo: AFP Of all the weapons created throughout human history, nuclear weapons are the most destructive and indiscriminate. They are capable of causing enormous devastation involving “uniquely persistent, spreading, genetically damaging radioactive fallout.” Whereas a single nuclear bomb detonated over a large city could kill millions of people, the deployment of tens or hundreds of them could disrupt the global climate, creating... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/20)

ස්විට්සර්ලන්ත තානාපති හා අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා අතර හමුවක් - වෙළඳ, සංචාරක, ආයෝජන සහ කොවිඩ්-19 එරෙහි ක්‍රියාමාර්ග පිළිබඳවත් සාකච්ඡා කරයි
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ස්විට්සර්ලන්ත තානාපති ඩොමිනික් ෆර්ග්ලර් මහතා හා ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා අතර හමුවක් අද 2020.10.26 දින අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේදී පැවැත්විණි. ආයෝජන, අපනයන, සංචාරක සහ කොවිඩ්-19  වසංගතයට එරෙහිව සටන් කිරීම ඇතුළු දෙරට අතර සහයෝගීතාව වර්ධනය කරගත හැකි  ක්ෂේත්‍ර ගණනාවක් පිළිබඳව මෙහිදී සාකච්ඡා විය. පැහැදිලි නීති පනවමින් හා ඒවා බලාත්මක කරමින් රජය කොවිඩ්-19 වයිරසයට ප්‍රතිචාර දක්වන ආකාරය පිළිබඳව තානාපතිවරයා මෙහිදී අගය කළේය. සෞඛ්‍ය මාර්ගෝපදේශයන් ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීම හා රට අගුලු දැමීම සියලු දෙනාටම ඉතා අසීරු කාරණාවක් වුව ද සමස්ත ජනතාව ආරක්ෂා කර ගැනීමට එය ඉවහල් වන බව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/20)

Ambassador of the Holy See Praises Cooperation Between Government and Church Oct. 26, 2020
Prime Minister’s Media Unit
During a meeting with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning in Colombo, the Ambassador (Apostolic Nuncio) of the Holy See Archbishop Brian Ngozi Udaigwe praised and expressed appreciation for the “wonderful cooperation between the State and the Catholic Church” in Sri Lanka. Prime Minister Rajapaksa fondly recalled his two visits to the Vatican in 2012 and 2014. It was during his last visit that he invited His Holiness Pope Francis to make a state visit to Sri Lanka, which Pope Francis accepted. The state visit took place the following year. The Archbishop... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/20)

Swiss Ambassador Calls on Prime Minister, Discusses Trade, Tourism, Investment and COVID-19 Assistance - October 26, 2020
Prime Minister’s Media Unit
Calling on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo this morning, Ambassador of Switzerland to Sri Lanka Dominik Furgler discussed a number of areas to further cooperation between the two countries, including investment, exports, tourism and fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ambassador commended the manner in which the Government is responding to the Coronavirus outbreak by “publishing clear rules and enforcing them.” Prime Minister Rajapaksa said that while lockdowns and health precautions can be difficult on everyone, sometimes it’s necessary to keep people safe. “I admire the way you... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/20)

නවෝත්පාදන සහය පියස සෑම සඳුදා දිනකම ක්‍රියාත්මකයි
නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන, පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය
සම්බන්ධීකරණ කෙටි දුරකථන අංකය ලෙස 1966 හඳුන්වා දී තිබේ නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන,  හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය සීතා අරඹේපොල මැතිනියගේ සංකල්පයක් අනුව තාක්ෂණ, පර්යේෂණ හා නවෝත්පාදන සම්බන්ධ සේවාවන් ජනතාවට සමීප කරවීමට මෙන්ම එම ක්ෂ්‍රේත්‍රයට අදාලව ජනතාවට ඇති ගැටඵ නිරාකරණය හා තාක්ෂණික මාර්ගෝපදේශ කඩිනමින් සැපයීම අරමුණු කරගත් සම්බන්ධීකරණ ඒකකයක් ලෙස නවෝත්පාදන සහය පියස සෑම සඳුදා දිනකම, සෙත්සිරිපාය දෙවන අදියරේ 6 වන මහලේ ඇති අමාත්‍යාංශ පරිශ්‍රයේ දි ක්‍රියාත්මක කෙරේ. ගරු අමාත්‍යතුමියගෙ මුලීකත්වයෙන් පසුගියදා මෙහි  සේවා සම්බන්ධීකරණ කෙටි දුරකථන අංකය ලෙස 1966 හඳුන්වා දී ක්‍රියාත්මක විය. රට තුළ උදුගත වී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/20)

Value of dual citizenship
SUMANE LIYANAARACHCHI JP Sydney, Australia
Dual citizenship issue has become prominent in Sri Lankan politics. The Sri Lankan Government has taken extraordinary steps to allow dual citizens to serve their country without losing citizenship status of their adopted country. This is a forward and visionary step taken by the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government, considering its numerous benefits to this developing nation. Sri Lanka needs foreign experts for developing the country for the benefit of current and future generations. Many Sri Lankan expatriates have a high level of skills, knowledge and necessary linkages in vast technical areas, for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/10/20)

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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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