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“ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මුතිය” සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් ලබා නොදී නීති පැනවීමට යමින් මූලික අයිතිවාසිකම් කඩකිරීම සහ තොරතුරු දැනගැනීමේ අයිතිය අහිමි කිරීම සම්බන්ධව ජනාධිපතිට සහ අගමැතිවරයාට එරෙහිව නඩු පවරන බවට නීතීඥවරයෙක් දැනුම් දෙයි.
අරුන ලක්සිරි උනවටුන
 අගමැතිවරයා 2016 ජූනි මස 22 වැනි දින පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කළ අතුරුදහන් වූ තැනැත්තන් පිළිබඳ කාර්යාලය (පිහිටුවීම,පරිපාලනය කිරීම සහ කර්තව්‍ය ඉටු කිරීම) පනත් කෙටුම්පතේ මෙම  බලහත්කාරයෙන් අතුරුදහන් කිරීමෙන් ආරක්ෂාකිරීම සඳහා වූ ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මුතියේ (International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances) ප්‍රතිපාදන ඇතුළත්වී තිබියදී එකී ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මුතිය රාජ්‍යභාෂාවෙන් වන පිටපත් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් නොකර 2016.08.11 වැනි දින එකී පනත සම්මත කරගෙන ඇත. මේ දක්වා එකී ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මුතිට රාජ්‍ය භාෂාවෙන් ලබා නොදී නැවත රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා 2017.03.07 වැනි දින “බලහත්කාරයෙන් අතුරුදහන් කිරීම්වලින් ආරක්ෂා කිරීම සදහා ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මුතිය” නම් පනත් කෙටුම්පතක් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කර පළමුවර කියවීම සිදුකර ඇති අතර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/17)

ලුවීට හැටයි!
වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති
ලුවී ඉපැදුණේ 1957 අවුරුද්දේ. ඒ, මාර්ග්ටයි මෝර්ටයි දාව. ලුවීට අයියලා දෙන්නෙකුත් හිටියා. ඒ අයියලා දෙන්නා තවමත් ඉන්නවා ද කියන එක නම් මේ ලේඛකයා දන්නේ නෑ. ඒත් ලුවී නම් අයියා කෙනෙක්. එයා තවමත් හිටපු විදිහට ම ඉන්නවා. ලුවී ගේ කැරැට්ටුව ඒ තරම් හොඳ නෑ. මහ නරක, අපිරිසිදු, තුට්ටු දෙකේ වැඩ කරන, ඉවරයක් නැතුව ලෙඩ බෝකරන හාදයෙක් විදිහට තමයි ලුවී ව හඳුන්වලා තියෙන්නේ. ලුවී බයයි කියලා පෙන්නන දේකුත් තියෙනවා. ඒත් ඒක බොරු රඟපෑමක් බව පැහැදිළියි. මොකද ඒ දේ දැකපු ගමන් ම යටිගිරියෙන් කෑගහගෙන පැනලා දිව්වාට ලුවී තවමත් යහතින් ඉන්නවා. දැන් ලුවීට හැටයි. ලුවී තමයි එයාලා ගේ කට්ටිය අතරින් වැඩි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/17)

‘Unit of Devolution: District or Province?' – a response
Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island
Dr. Dayan Jayetilleka (Dr. DJ), in his article titled "Unit of devolution: District or Province?"(The Island, Sept. 20, 2017), has missed the essence of the difference between what I stated and what he claims as the "Sinhala nationalist's preference for Districts to Provinces" as the primary unit of devolution. I agree with Dr. DJ that devolving to the district, instead of the province, and ignoring the rest of what I had stated, is a non-starter. I went beyond, and it is what he missed out that makes all the difference. The essence of what I... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/17)

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පෙරේදා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ දී පළාත් සභා සංශෝධන පනත් කෙටුම්පත සම්මත කරගැනීම සදහා අවශ්‍ය වූ 2/3 බලය ලබා ගැනීමට පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ කෝටි ගණන් මුදල් හුවමාරැ වූ බව අන්තර්ජාල පුවත් අඩවි හා සමාජ ජාලාවල වාර්තා කර ඇත. පනත සම්මතයට අවශ්‍ය වූ 2/3 ඡන්ද ප්‍රමාණයේ අඩුවිම නිසා එදින පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ ඡුන්ද විමසීම බොහෝ වේලාවක් ප‍්‍රමාද වූ අතර වේලාව පියමං ගර ගැනීම සදහා ලයිස්තුවේ නොසිටි කථිකයන් පවා කතා පවත්වන්න වූ බව සදහන්ය. එම කාලය තුලදී වහාම ක්‍රියාත්මක වු ආණ්ඩුවේ ප්‍රධාන පක්ෂ දෙකේ තිරය පිටිපස සිට මෙහෙයුම් කරන කිහිපදෙනෙකු තමන්ට අවශ්‍ය ඡන්ද ප්‍රමාණය එනම් මන්ත්‍රී 150 ක් දිනාගැනීමට අවශ්‍ය සෑම සැලසුමක් ම දියත් කර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/17)

The Delimitation mockery of Democracy
Courtesy The Island
The Supreme Court's order on the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution was one that wholly supported the democratic rights of voters. It clearly stated that any move by the government to postpone the Provincial Council polls – even to have them all on a single day – should be approved by a 2/3rd majority in Parliament and also at a referendum, because it is a major constitutional change. So what does the Government do? The resulting action at the Diyawanna Chamber of Lawmakers was to play a crooked game of deceit, showing little respect for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/17)

AG.’s Dept. counsel say they assist bond CoI free of charge ‘None seeks promotions or any other benefit’
Bond Scam Probe Courtesy The Island
Attorney General’s Department counsel assisting the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the bond scams yesterday deplored aspersions cast upon them by the senior counsel for former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran on Wednesday. Following is the text of the Statement made by Counsel of the Attorney General’s Department, Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda: "On 20th September 2017, following Senior Additional Solicitor General Mr. Dappula De Livera, PC, having made an application for a brief adjournment of proceedings to commence the examination of Mr. Arjuna Mahendran, while initially objecting to the application and later diluting... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/17)

'ගිනස්‌ මඟුල්'
කතු වැකිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
ශ්‍රී ලංකාව යනු වාර්තා තැබීමට උපන් ගෙයි හැකියාව ඇති රටකි. නමුත් රට හමුවෙහි ඇති බොහෝ වාර්තා දුටු විට අපට ඇතිවන්නේ සතුටට වඩා දුකකි. දිවිනසා ගැනීම්, හදිසි අනතුරු, ළමා අපචාර, ඩෙංගු, ණය බර, ලොකුම ඇමැති මණ්‌ඩලය ගැන ලෝක වාර්තා අතරට එක්‌ වූ නවතම වාර්තා වන්නේ ගිනස්‌ වාර්තාය. ලංකාවේ මිනිසුන්ට ගිනස්‌ වාර්තා තැබීමට ලොකු 'උණක්‌' ඇති බව රටේ සිදුවීම් දෙස බැලූ විට පෙනේ. පසුගියදා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ අපූරු සිදුවීමක්‌ ගිනස්‌ වාර්තා පොතට එකතු විණි. එම වාර්තාව වූයේ ලෝකයේ දිගම සාරි පොට පැළඳි මනාලියයි. මෙම මනාලිය යුග දිවියට ඇතුළු වූයේ ගිනස්‌ වාර්තා පොත ද අලුත් කරමිනි. මෙම වාර්තාව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/17)

IS recruiting from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
Sultan M Hali Courtesy The Pakistan Observer
PRIMA facie, the so-called Islamic State (IS or Daesh) is receiving a hammering in Syria and Iraq but fresh information has come to light that the terror mongers are engaged in a recruitment drive in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka using social media tools. According to PTI (Press Trust of India), IS chief recruiter in India, tech-savvy al-Hindi has been operating on facebook and other personal messenger services to contact, brainwash and recruit the youth from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The report elaborates that the IS or Daesh claims that an Indian suicide bomber... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/17)

Sri Lankan government passes IMF-backed tax bill
By Kapila Fernando Courtesy The World Socialist Web Site 22 September 2019
The Sri Lankan parliament passed an amended Inland Revenue Bill on September 7, effectively implementing the dictates of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The vote, originally scheduled for August 25, was delayed after the government, fearing opposition from the working class, was forced to make various cosmetic changes. The new version will become law on October 1 and go into force next April. While it incorporates more than 100 amendments, some members of parliament complained they were not given all the proposed changes. The purpose of the legislation is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/17)

Illegally-adopted Sri Lankan children could have ended up in Denmark
Courtesy CPH Post.dk
Upwards of 11,000 kids could have been sold illegally for adoption in Europe in the 1980s 4,000 illegally adopted Sri Lankan children ended up in the Netherlands (photo: Zembla) A new Dutch documentary has revealed that thousands of Sri Lankan children may have been sold illegally for adoption in a number of countries in Europe, including Denmark, in the 1980s. Up to 11,000 children are believed to have been sold. Some of the biological mothers were apparently told their children had died at birth. Some 4,000 of the children ended up... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/17)

Sri Lanka probes 'longest saree' wedding for using child labour
 Our Foreign Staff  Courtesy The  Telegraph (UK)
22 SEPTEMBER 2017 • 5:47PM ASri Lankan couple is under investigation for deploying hundreds of school children to carry the train of the bride's saree during a wedding ceremony, authorities said Friday. About 250 students of a state-owned school carried the train of the two-mile long saree worn by the bride as she and the groom walked down a main road in the central district of Kandy on Thursday, local media reported. Another 100 students served as flower girls at the wedding. The students were from a school named after Central Province Chief... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/17)

Bride is investigated for using 250 children to carry her TWO MILE long saree during her wedding in Sri Lanka
By TARIQ TAHIR FOR MAILONLINE
Authorities said violators using students during school hours face 10 years jail The saree is the longest ever worn by a bride in Sri Lanka  Students were from school named after a local politician who attended wedding A Sri Lankan couple are under investigation for using hundreds of school children to carry the train of the bride's saree during a wedding ceremony. About 250 students carried the train of the two-mile long saree worn by the bride, as she and the groom walked down a main road in the centre of the Kandy.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/09/17)

The need for a True Sinhala Buddhist Leader to rescue this country from the present mess and protect its 2600 year old Sinhala Buddhist civilization and heritage.
Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Retired Ministry Secretary and Ex- President Sri Lanka Administrative Service 21.9.2017
 Part 11 (continued from 19.9.2017 Lankaweb) The golden gateway to this Kingdom and its political stability, peace and prosperity lays nowhere else but in the unity of the Sinhala nation sans party politics, under one National banner as a new political force. In order to reach this goal first we have to find a Strong Sinhala Buddhist leader who has the courage and guts to make the clarion call boldly and openly and say that ‘this is the land of the Sinhala Buddhist nation’ as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/17)

Delaying provincial council elections The most irregular amendment of a bill in SL history
Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon Executive Director/CaFFE
Issuing a press release Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) stated that the provincial council elections amendment bill, which was passed in Parliament on Wednesday, is the most irregular amendment of a bill in Sri Lankan history. The bill which was passed, violating all accepted democratic norms, transparency and rule of law under the pretext of establishing a mixed electoral system. Supreme Court has the power to decide whether the referred Bill is in keeping with the basic law of the land which is the country’s constitution. The SC deemed the said... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/17)

පළාත් සභා මැතිවරණ පස්ස දොරෙන් කල් දැමීම ලංකා පාර්ලිමේන්තු ඉතිහාසයේ ‘වඩාත් ක්‍ර‍ම විරෝධී පනත් සංශෝධනය යි.  කැෆේ සංවිධානය කියයි
පුවත්පත් නිවේදනය රජිත් කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ/කැෆේ සංවිධානය   
  ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයේ මතය ඉවත දා, ආණ්ඩුක්‍ර‍ම ව්‍යවස්ථාව උල්ලංඝනය කරමින්, පාර්ලිමේන්තු කාර්ය පටිපාටිය හා සම්ප්‍ර‍දායන් උල්ලංඝනය කරමින් ඡන්ද කල් දැමීම සදහා  සිදු කළ පළාත් සභා ඡන්ද විමසීම් පනත සංශෝධනය කිරීම ‘ලංකා පාර්ලිමේන්තු ඉතිහාසයේ වඩාත් ක්‍ර‍ම විරෝධී පනත් සංශෝධනය‘ යි. ප්‍ර‍ජාතන්ත්‍ර‍වාදී සමාජ ව්‍යවහාරයන්, විනිවිදභාවය, පාර්ලිමේන්තු සම්පාදනය හා නීතියේ ආධිපත්‍යයට ගරු කිරීම නෙසලකා පළාත් සභා පනත් කෙටුම්පත පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ සම්මත කොට ගෙන ඇත්තේ දිගු කලක් සංවාදයට බදුන්වී තිබූ මිශ්‍ර‍ මැතිවරණ ක්‍ර‍මයේ විකාර රූපයක් ලෙසිනි.   රටේ නීතිය බවට පත්වන දැ ආණ්ඩුක්‍ර‍ම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට අනුකූල ද යන්න තීරණය කරනු යේ ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණය යි.    සැප්. 19 දින ලංකා ආණ්ඩුක්‍ර‍ම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/17)

We thank that birds have small brains…….Lesson to humans and rulers …….
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
Analogue is as follows. Either this bird was a reincarnation of an human who had done much sins and at the death bed last thought came into his mind may have been the reason why he was re born as a bird . http://wallythekat.tripod.com/A_Pages/AA-Videos-YOU-Tube/Crow-Einstein.html I am compelled to quote Dharmasoka “Concern for animals is attested back to the beginnings of Buddhist history. The first Buddhist monarch of India, Ashoka, includes in his Edicts an expression of concern for the number of animals that had been killed for his meals, and expresses an intention to put an end to this... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/17)

Knights, damsels and polls
Editorial Courtesy The Island
September 21, 2017, 9:55 pm It was reported a few moons ago that a swashbuckling village ruffian or chandiya, on seeing police come for him, had taken to his heels, got into a nearby house and hidden under a woman’s bed, only to be dragged out by his pursuers and bundled into a waiting paddy wagon. Asked why he had run away and hidden in a boudoir as it were, the chandiya with macho posturing tried to fool the investigators by claiming he had heard a woman cry for help and rushed in that direction. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/17)

Pre-1977 closed economy – Some benefits
DR. JANAKA RATNASIRI Nawala
September 21, 2017, 9:58 pm The recent correspondence on the above appearing in the Sunday Island of 17th and 10th of September prompted me to pen this piece. The recollection of the past emphasizing its negative aspects is fine, lest people forget this era of events which the younger generation is not even aware of. However, there is a positive aspect of it, too. It appears that the Sirimavo Bandaranaike regime’s decision to adopt such a harsh policy towards external expenditure was the result of the refusal of multi-lateral financial agencies to extend financial assistance... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/17)

Constitution framers divided over bid to change ‘unitary state’
By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island
September 21, 2017, 10:18 pm The Steering Committee, tasked with drafting a new constitution has raised the hackles of some of its members by proposing that the term, ‘unitary state’ be done away with. The Steering Committee interim report submitted by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to the Constitutional Assembly yesterday states that people in the south are scared of the term, ‘federal’ while the people in the North fear the word, ‘unitary.’ The report says: "The classical definition of the English term ‘unitary state’ has undergone change. In the United Kingdom, it is now... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/17)

කලින් පළාත්සභා, පළාත් පාලන ඡන්ද නොතිවුවේ කොටි ත‍්‍රස්තවාදින් නිසා.. දැන් ඡන්ද නැත්තේ යහපාලනය නිසා..- මහින්දගෙන් විදග්ග විවිරණයක්…
 lanka C news
පළාත් සභා ඡන්ද විමසීම් සංශෝධන පනත් කෙටුම්පත ඊයේ දිනයේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී සම්මත කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් අදහස් දක්වමින් හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා විසින් මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කර ඇත.එම නිවේදනය පහතින් දැක්වෙයි. පළාත් සභා ඡන්ද දින නියමයක් නොමැතිව කල් දැමීම එක්සත් ජාතික පක්‍ෂයත්, එජාපයට සහයෝගය දක්වන ශ්‍රීලනිප කණ්ඩායමත්, දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානයත්, ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණත් යන යහපාලන කුමන්ත්‍රණකාර පාර්ශවයන් එකට එක්ව දින නියමයක් නොමැතිව පළාත් සභා ඡන්ද කල් දැමීම සඳහා පළාත් සභා ඡන්ද නීතිය වෙනස් කර ඇත. ඡන්ද නොපවත්වා, පවතින පළාත් සභා වල නිල කාලය දීර්ඝ කිරීම සඳහා ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනයක් ගෙන ඒමට ඔවුන් මුලින් උත්සාහ දැරුවද, එවන් ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනයක් සම්මත... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/17)

Govt. insults judiciary by introducing reforms through backdoor: MR
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa today said the government has openly insulted the judiciary and flouted the Constitution by introducing changes to the Provincial Councils Election Bill through the backdoor. Issuing a statement, he said these changes have been made when the Supreme Court (SC) had given a clear ruling that the extension of the terms of the Provincial Councils (PCs) or a postponement of elections would require a referendum in addition to a two thirds majority in Parliament. He said all provincial councils will stand automatically dissolved in terms of Article 154E of the Constitution... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/17)

Former President condemns government efforts to ‘destroy democratic institutions’
By Sanchith Karunaratna  Courtesy Ceylon Today
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has urged the people to unite and oppose the efforts rendered by the current government to destroy democratic institutions within Sri Lanka. In a media release that was circulated today, the former President condemned the concerted efforts of the ‘yahapalana conspirators’ who made several changes to the Provincial Council’s Elections law in order to indefinitely postpone the PC elections. He cited the ruling of the Supreme Court which stated that a referendum and two thirds majority in parliament would be required to establish the proposed constitutional amendment brought forward... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/17)

I will take legal action against ‘footnote’ accusations – Sujeewa Senasinghe
BY Ranjith Kumara Samarakone Courtesy Veylon Today
State Minister of International Trade, Sujeewa Senasinghe says, 'We spoke strongly about things like good governance and the independence of the judiciary. What these reflect is that our party is on the correct track. Even if it is difficult the masses should accept that.' 'When our party is exemplary, other parties also will automatically become exemplary. It was always the United National Party that brought about change in this country,' he noted. Excerpts of the interview: ? In what areas did the Government fail, in the past two years? A: If the work... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/09/17)

Can LTTE proxy, the TNA dictate what goes into a new Sri Lankan Constitution?
Shenali D Waduge
Everybody including Sri Lanka’s Parliament & the diplomatic community seem to be ignoring some ground realities. LTTE remains banned and TNA is a mouthpiece of the LTTE and often described as LTTE political proxy. If these are mere allegations, then the onus is on anyone in power to launch a Commission and investigate the TNA and remove all doubt. Until such time TNA cannot be dictating terms given that TNA received just 515,963 votes which is 4.62% of all votes cast in 2015 General Elections. The most baffling thing is how TNA leader has become the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/17)

ශ්‍රී ලාංකේය දේශපාලන ඉතිහාසයේ කතන්දර පරිච්ඡේදය
 තේජා ගොඩකන්දෙආරච්චි
ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේනගේ වැඩිමහලු දියණිය වන චතුරිකා සිරිසේන විසින් රචනා කරන ලද 'ජනාධිපති තාත්තා' නම් කෘතිය පසුගියදා දොරට වැඩියේය. මීට සමගාමීව කතුවරිය විසින් පවත්වන ලද විද්‍යුත් හා මුද්‍රිත මාධ්‍යවල සම්මුඛ සාකච්ඡාවන් බොහෝ ගණනක්ද දක්නට ලැබිනි. නවකතාව (ඈ කියන පරිදි එය 'චරිතප්‍රධානයක්' නොව නවකතාවක ස්වරූපයෙන් ලියැවුනකි) දොරට වැඩීමට දින දෙක තුනකට පෙර, චතුරිකා සිරිසේනගේ ඡායා රූ ගත කිරීමක් එනම් ෆොටෝ ෂූට් එකක්ද සිදුකර එම පින්තූර මාධ්‍ය වෙතට නිකුත්කර තිබිනි. එය මෙන්ම පොත දොරට වැඩීමේ උළෙලේ සියලු සංවිධාන කටයුතු සිදුකර තිබෙන්නේ ජනාධිපති මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය විසිනි. ජනාධිපති මාධ්‍ය ඒකකයට අයවැයෙන් වෙන්වන මුදල් කාගේද? 2017 වසර සඳහා වූ අයවැයේදී අධ්‍යාපනයට සහ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/17)

එක් සත්‍ය කතාවක්
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
2006 වසරේදී විශේෂඥ  මනෝ වෛද්‍ය නීල් ප්‍රනාන්දු මහතා යටතේ ජාතික රෝහලේ මනෝ වෛද්‍ය සායනයේ සේවය කරන විටදී මානසික ව්‍යාකූලතාවක් සමග ඉතා තරුණ කාන්තාවක් කිරි දරුවෙකු සමග ආවාය​.  මෙම තරුණ කාන්තාවගේ තනියට ඇයගේ මවද ගැබිණි නැගෙනියද ඇවිත් සිටි අතර සුපුරුදු ලෙසින් මම ඔවුන් ගේ විස්තර විචාලෙමි. ඔවුන් පැවසූ කරුණු අසා මම කම්පනයට පත් වූයෙමි.  මේ පවුල ඉතා දුප්පත් ය​. පියා වර්තමානයේ රැකියාවක් නොකරන්නෙකි. සහෝදරියන් දෙදෙනා සහ ඔවුන් ගේ අට හැවිරිදි සොහොයුරා ජීවත් වන්නේ මව විසින් සොයන ආදායමෙනි මව කුලී වැඩ කරන්නීය​. මව ගෙදර නොමැති අවස්ථාවලදී පියා විසින් වැඩිමහල් දුවට පහර දී බිය වද්දා ඇයව දූෂණය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/17)

කොළඹ ප‍්‍රධාන තැපැල් කාර්යාලය පවරා ගැනීමට විරෝධය
සභාපති - ලංකා තැපැල්  සේවා සංගමය
ගරු අමාත්‍ය අබ්දුල් හලීම් මැතිතුමා, තැපැල්, තැපැල් සේවා හා මුස්ලිම් ආගමික කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශය, 6 සහ 7 වැනි මහල, තැපැල් මූලස්ථනාන ගොඩනැගිල්ල, 310, ඞී.ආර්. විජේවර්ධන මාවත, කොළඹ 10. ගරු අමාත්‍යතුමානි, කොළඹ ප‍්‍රධාන තැපැල් කාර්යාලය පවරා ගැනීමට විරෝධය පළකිරීම 09. 08 වන දින තැපැල් හා තැපැල් සේවා හා මුස්ලිම් ආගමික කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශයේ ලේකම් තුමා ගේ ප‍්‍රධානත්වයෙන් පැවති පසුවිපරම් කමිටු සාකච්ජාවේදී, කොටුව ප‍්‍රධාන තැපැල් කාර්යාල ගොඩනැගිල්ල ගරු අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා විසින් පවරා ගන්නා ලද බව, ගරු අමාත්‍යාංශ ලේකම් තුමා විසින් ප‍්‍රකාශ කරන ලදි. මෙම ගොඩනැගිල්ල පිහිටි ස්ථානය තැපැල් සේවා කටයුතු පවත්වාගෙන යෑමට ඉතාමත් උචිත ස්ථානයක් වන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/17)

The ordinary people hardly think of the healthy aspect of the food, they just eat
Dr Hector Perera     London
The magazine Health Which? Examined the nutritional content of typical meals from Chinese, Indian, Thai, Italian and Tex-Mex menus. Recommended daily guidelines (men/women) These are the daily recommended amounts for men and women Fat 95g/70g, Saturates 30g/20g, Calories 2,500/2,000, Sodium 2.5g/2g, Fibre 18g, Sugar 70g/50g. In particular they looked at levels of fat (including saturated fat), sugar, fibre and sodium - all of which can be bad for health in high quantity. The researchers found that certain dishes from each type of cuisine contained worryingly high levels of fat and sugar that is one way... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/17)

SRI LANKA: Innocent man illegally tortured and arrested by Padukka Police
ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION-URGENT APPEAL PROGRAMME
Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information that Mr. Mahinda Dammika Manawadu was illegally arrested and severely tortured by police officers attached to the Padukka Police Station. After Dammika got into a dispute with the owner of the garage where his three-wheeler was under repair, the owner requested the intervention of the police. Two police officers arrived and severely assaulted Dammika, leading to his loss of consciousness. He was then taken to the Padukka police station and put in the lock up in an unconscious state. Although an investigation was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/17)

SRI LANKA QUALIFIED AS 8TH TEAM FOR ICC WORLD CUP 2019
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
It has been a nervous waiting for Sri Lankan cricketing fans to see the initial outcome of England v West Indies matches.   As a result of West Indies seven-wicket defeat against England in the first ODI at Old Trafford, Sri Lanka squeezed into the top 8 teams, viz. Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and  South Africa. In preparation for the major event, Sri Lanka will have ample opportunities to improve its performances.   Its busy schedule of 36 matches (subject to change) expected to be played prior to World Cup includes:... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/17)

Sri Lanka minister takes cover after close shave
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
http://www.economynext.com/Sri_Lanka_minister_takes_cover_after_close_shave-3-8756-10.html News Item quotes that the Hon Minister of Transport has gone to India to seek divine help to beat the railway strikers or Private bus owners or Three wheeler drivers.The news gossips about his shaving of the hair presumably to get rid of the “ticks” ( Ticka’s -how we called railway guards during our school times.) as all railway strikers intend to cripple the transport system .It may be a hair  pulling exercise for the minister to find a solution. Few  front -line politicians like Kothalawala ,JR and Chandrika ( may even be Sirimavo did... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/17)

‘මට මතක නෑ.. මං දන්නේ නෑ..’ ගම්මන්පිලට අන්නන්න ගෙන ආ බ්‍රයන්ටත් රවීගේ ලෙඩේම හැදේ..
– අරවින්ද අතුකෝරල lanka C news
පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී උදය ගම්මන්පිල කූට ලේඛණ සෑදූ බවට චෝදනා කිරීමට ඔස්ට්‍රේලියාවෙන් ගෙන් වූ බ්‍රයන් ෂැඩික් පවසන්නේ බොරු බව ජනාධිපති නීතිඥ ශවේන්ද්‍ර ප්‍රනාන්දු සාක්ෂි සහිතව පෙන්වා දීමෙන් පසු ඔහුගේ හරස් ප්‍රශ්න වලට දිගින් දිගටම පිලිතුරු සැපයුවේ ‘මං දන්නේ නෑ.. මට මතක නෑ’ යනුවෙනි. එවිට ජනාධිපති නීතිඥ ශවේන්ද්‍ර ප්‍රනාන්දු අධිකරණය අමතමින්, ‘ස්වාමිනි, මම හිතා ගෙන හිටියේ දන්නේ නෑ මතක නෑ කියන ලෙඩේ හැදෙන්නේ ලංකාවේ දේශපාලකයින්ට විතරයි කියලා. දැන් බැලින්නම් ලංකාවට එන විදේශිකයින්ටත් ඒක හැදෙනවා. මගේ සේවාලාභියා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මැතිවරණයට මුහුණ දෙන්න සති දෙකක් විතරක් තිබිය දී මෙයාව විරුද්ධ දේශපාලකයෙක් ලංකාවට ගෙන්වා පැමිණිල්ලක් කෙරෙව්වේ ඡන්දයට බලපෑම් කරන්නයි. වාසනාවට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/17)

A passport to impunity?
Editorial Courtesy The Island
September 20, 2017, 12:00 pm A claim made by former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran’s counsel ,before the presidential commission of inquiry probing bond scams, on Tuesday, has raised many an eyebrow. He said his client could not be compelled to give evidence as the latter was a Singaporean. The commission had previously ruled that it could not compel Perpetual Treasuries owner Arjun Aloysius to testify. Mahendran, however, chose to give evidence unlike his son-in-law, Aloysius. The commission has said Mahendran has to testify and he is not above the law. However, the recent developments in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/17)

Attempt to mislead President Sirisena on Disappearances Bill
by C.A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island
September 20, 2017, 10:46 pm It is not the policy of this newspaper to comment on articles published by other newspapers or websites. However given the importance of the ‘Bill to introduce into local law the provisions of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced isappearance’, and the campaign of misinformation surrounding this proposed piece of legislation, an exception will be made in this instance. In an article posted on D.B.S.Jeyaraj’s blog titled "Extradition Clause in Enforced Disappearances Bill is Identical to Section 7(2) of Torture Act Passed in 1994",... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/17)

Mahendran must testify, says commission
Sarath Dharmasena and Shyam Nuwan Ganewatta Courtesy The Island
September 20, 2017, 10:55 pm Justice K. T. Chitrasiri yesterday said former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendra should abide by the law. Although the Counsel for Mahendran had said that Mahendran was a Singaporean, once appointed as Governor he was under Sri Lankan law, Justice Chitasiri said at the conclusion of Mahendran’s evidence led by his counsel. Mahendran received appointed from President Maithripala Sirisena in January 2015 on the recommendation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. President Sirisena declined to extend Mahendran's term in mid 2016 in the wake of the second... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/09/17)

Mahendran cannot be compelled to give evidence as he is Singaporean - Counsel- Assurance of 'good conduct' sought from AG’s team
By Sarath Dharmasena and Shyam Nuwan Ganewatta Courtesy The Island
September 19, 2017, 12:00 pm Former Central Bank Governor Arjun Mahendran's Counsel Romesh De Silva, PC, yesterday told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (CoI), probing the alleged bond scams that his client couldn't be compelled to give evidence before CoI as he (Mahendran) was a Singaporean. President Maithripala Sirisena appointed Mahendran Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's recommendation in January 2015. Mahendran was replaced soon after the second bond scam involving the Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) came to light in March 2016.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/17)

Prisoners, docs and pundits
Editorial Courtesy The Island
September 19, 2017, 8:39 pm Some UNP MPs have taken exception to the admission of former President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga to the Welikada prison hospital after being sentenced to three years RI. They claim he has received preferential treatment. A senior prison doctor has been transferred by way of punishment for allegedly favouring him. One is intrigued by their brouhaha and line of reasoning. The UNP MPs’ conclusion that Weeratunga should not be in prison hospital is based on the premises that politicians and other influential persons, remanded or sentenced to jail, get themselves admitted to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/17)

SRI LANKA: Female migrant-worker expresses harassment in Saudi Arabia
ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION-URGENT APPEAL PROGRAM
Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding Mrs. K A Nilanthi Karunarathna. A resident of Baddegama Police Division, she migrated to Saudi Arabia as a domestic helper on 19 January 2015. Within several months at her employer’s house she started to experience severe harassments and complaints. She requested her family members to bring her back to Sri Lanka. The husband made complaints to the Employment Agency which sent her to Saudi Arabia and the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau (SLEFU). None of these authorities have taken any positive steps... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/17)

An overlooked blooper
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
A few days ago the eastern Indian media took Prime Minister Narendra Modi to task for claiming that Sri Lanka’s national anthem was composed by Bengali Poet Rabindranath Tagore. “On my international visits, I feel proud to say that Tagore composed national anthems of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India,” Prime Minister Modi was quoted as saying in a speech made in Delhi. His speech was delivered at a ceremony to mark the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago address and the centenary celebrations of Deendayal Upadhyaya, a towering figure in the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/17)

දිවයින ට ආවේශ වී අති  සොලොමන් ලා  ගේ පුහු චින්තන හොල්මන්- II ගොවියාට අවශ්‍ය ග්ලයිඵොසේට් සහ වකුගඩු රෝගය ගැන මිථ්‍යා මත එපා.
තාක්ෂණික  විද්‍යා ගුරු  බොධි ධනපාල  විසිනි.
ජනාධිපති කාර්යාලයට රිංගාගෙන ඉන්නා ගොවිතැන හෝ පරිසරය හෝ අප ජනයාගේ දුක හෝ නොදන්නා මැක්කන් ගේ  රට  වනසන වැරදි ප්‍රචාරය ගැන මීට ඉහත ලිපියකින් ( http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2017/09/14/දිවයින-ට-ආවේශ-වී-අති-සොලොම/)  දක්වීමු. එහිදී "චින්තකයෙක්" ලෙස තමන් විසින් ම නාමාරූඪ කරගත්,  SEMA හෙවත් "වසවිස නැති රටක්‌ ජාතික වැඩසටහන උපායමාර්ගික   ව්‍යසන  කළමනාකරණ ආයතනය"  යන ජාවාරමේ කටයුතු කරන මැක්කෙකු ගේ ලිපියක් ගැන විග්‍රහයක් දුනිමි. නුමුත්, එවැනි මක්කො පමණක් නොව, මහාචර්ය පට්ටම්  ගහගෙන මේ අලුත බිහිවූ සරසවි වලට රිංගාගෙන ඉන්නා, නූගත් සමහර අය ලියන විශ්ම කථා ගැන ද පාඨකයාගේ අවධානය යොමු කල යුතු ය. SEMA සහ පූජ්‍ය රතන සමඟ කිට්ටුවෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/09/17)

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  • 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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