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Who are the Extremists in Sri Lanka – Christianity, Islam or Buddhists?
By shenali Waduge
Attack on Buddhism/Buddhists & Buddha is nothing new. The Buddhists are easy prey because both Christianity & Islam are institutionalized faiths with powerful funding, powerful countries & powerful organizations to back them. From ‘Age of Discovery' the Papal Bulls, Christianization of lands to Islamization of lands, every Buddhist occupied land from Persia to Indonesia was stolen from them by the sword. A stark contrast to the spread of Buddhism without a sword or forced conversion. The philosophy that spread is killing institutionalized religions that thrive on rules, regulations... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Army Commander should learn the Army Act
by Tassie Seneviratne Courtesy The Island
Army Commander, Mahesh Senanayake I could not believe my eyes when I read in the Sunday Island of 19th May 2019, statements attributed to the Army Commander, Mahesh Senanayake. He is reported to have stated, inter alia, that, "If a soldier has done something wrong, it is the people who have given the orders, who should be held responsible. So I request kindly, all of you to go and find out who gave the order to him." - Most astonishing! If the Army Commander has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

The people are living in fear of being blown to smithereens following the Easter terror attacks though it is being claimed in some quarters that the country is now safe. Nothing is of graver concern to the public, at this juncture, than national security, which is in peril. The situation is so bad that the government has had to extend Emergency. But the members of parliament don't seem to give a tinker's cuss about national security. We reported, yesterday, that as many as 194 out of 225 MPs had been absent when the TNA called for a division... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

‘I am hell-bent on revamping AG's Department' says Dappula de Livera
Courtesy The Island
Dappula de Livera As the Attorney General's Department of Sri Lanka marks its 135 illustrious years, Dappula de Livera, PC takes over its reins as the 30th Attorney General of Sri Lanka. In an exclusive interview with The Sunday Island, the legal bigwig who calls himself a ‘self-made man, priding himself on hard work' explains how he plans to enable his institution to cater to the evolving legal needs of the time. by Randima Attygalle Q: Today, you occupy the hot... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Gnanasara Thera promises to reveal names of some others linked to NTJ
by Zacki Jabbar Courtesy The Island
Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera, who was released last week on a presidential pardon, pledged to reveal the names with evidence of some others linked to National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) suicide bombers responsible for the Easter Sunday carnage. "I will not only just name them, but petition the United Nations against the growing threat of extremism", the Thera noted, adding "we will eradicate these elements." Responding to questions from the media in Colombo, the prelate said the Sinhalese need not get the permission of Muslims to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Troops hunt those linked to suicide attacks
Courtesy The Island
Maithripala The military launched a major hunt, on Saturday, for the remnants of the National Thowheed Jamaath, which carried out the Easter suicide bombings, killing 258 people. Several Colombo suburbs were targeted by troops using emergency powers on arrests and detentions adopted after the April 21 attacks. "Special cordon-and-search operations are under way in three areas just outside Colombo," a military official told reporters. Similar operations were also carried out in North Western Province, near Colombo, where anti-Muslim riots this month left one man... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

The house Rajiv Gandhi’s killer lived in
Sandeep Unnithan Courtesy India Today
In March 2013, an India Today team was allowed access to the secretive underground bunker used by LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran. Here is what they saw. The two-room house in a jungle in northern Sri Lanka which covered the entrance to Prabhakaran's bunker. (Photo: India Today) On May 21, 1991, Velupillai Prabhakaran, chief of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, made what was arguably the biggest blunder of his life. An LTTE hit squad assassinated Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The intensely paranoid and ruthless Prabhakaran feared a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Covering the Sri Lanka attacks: 'It's about giving voices to the victims'
Michael Safi Courtesy  Guardian (UK)
The Guardian’s South Asia correspondent describes the challenges of reporting the recent atrocities in Sri Lanka and finding the words to justify intrusion into the lives of grieving families  Mourners grieve at the graves of relatives killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka. Journalists question their presence at deeply personal times such as these. Photograph: Atul Loke/Getty Images In the immediate moments after the explosion, on a crowded street in Colombo, there was silence; the sound of thousands of people sharply inhaling. Then the screaming started, and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Sri Lanka troops hunt Islamists linked to suicide attacks
Courtesy Mail Online
Sri Lankan security forces have arrested scores of suspects in connection with the bombings and over what appeared to be organised violence against the island's Muslim minority Sri Lanka's military launched a major hunt Saturday for remnants of an Islamist group which carried out the Easter suicide bombings that killed 258 people, officials said. Several Colombo suburbs were targeted by troops using emergency powers on arrests and detentions adopted after the April 21 attacks. "Special cordon-and-search operations are under way in three areas just outside Colombo,"... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Tamil Nadu-based Islamic​ outfit inspired Sri Lankan suicide bombers, claims Buddhist monk
Courtesy The Indian Express
In 2013, monk Galagodaatte Gnanasara was blamed for leading a major anti-Muslim riot in the Muslim-dominated town of Aluthgama in the Western Province. By PTI COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, who was controversially released from jail, has claimed that a Tamil Nadu-based Islamic organisation had inspired the local Islamist extremist group NTJ for carrying out the country's worst terror attack on Easter Sunday. Earlier this month, the Sri Lankan Army chief said that some of the suicide bombers visited Kashmir and Kerala for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Easter attacks probe nearly complete, says top official
Meera Srinivasan Courtesy  The Hindu
Sri Lankan army soldiers during a search operation in Mattegoda, Sri Lanka, on Saturday, May 25, 2019.   | Photo Credit: REUTERSMORE-INSri Lanka Easter bombings A total of 69 key suspects have been arrested over the past four weeks. Sri Lankan authorities have nearly completed the investigation into the April 21 Easter terror attacks, according to a top source familiar with the probe. A total of 69 key suspects have been arrested over the past four weeks. “We are looking for just two more of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Funds worth Rs.one bn in bank accounts of those arrested in Horowpathana
Nimanthi Ranasinghe, Pathum Darshana and Dayarathna Embogama Courtesy The Daily Mirror
It was revealed that there were funds amounting to Rs. one billion in the bank accounts belonging to the five suspects, who were arrested in Horowpathana yesterday on suspicion of having links with the National Thowheed Jama'at (NTJ) and its leader Zahran Hashim, a senior police official told the Daily Mirror. Among those arrested were a development officer attached to the Horowpathana Divisional Secretariat, a teacher of a government school in Horowpathana, two teachers of an Arabic college in Kiwulekada and a resident of Kebithigollewa.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Monthly inbound flights reduced by 300: Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said that the number of monthly inbound flights at the Bandaranaike International Airport has been reduced by 300.   Making a statement in parliament, he said artistes including film directors who had made movies for Vesak and those who were planning to put up pandals and other decorations for Vesak have also been affected. Therefore, Mr. Rajapaksa said it was vital to have an overall economic management package to help those economically affected by the current crisis. “The Easter Sunday attacks have delivered a blow... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

PR System and Executive Presidency
By Gamini Abeywardane Courtesy Ceylon Today
When J.R. Jayewardene introduced the executive presidency his main declared reason for it was the much needed stability for the country. His argument was that under the Westminster system the country had had too many elections and since independence no government ran its full term until 1970. He believed that it was a great obstacle to the country’s economic progress. However,what was not stated in public was the fact that the UNP had the islandwide total majority of votes in most elections, including when the party was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today
Customarily a post-mortem is done within 24 hours after a person’s tragic death, but it has taken more than a month to write about Sri Lanka’s atrocities that took place on Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019. First and foremost, it was impossible to think how some of the bombers came from respectable families, who had been brainwashed into thinking that by killing anyone against Wahhabism in Islam faith would end up in heaven! The aim of this column is not to focus on the perished... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

සිසේරියන් සැත්කම් 8000ක්, නාරිවේද සැත්කම් 5000ක්, සාමාන්‍ය දරු උපත් 15000ක් මං සිදු කලා..- අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් දොස්තර ෂාෆි ශිහාබ්දීන්ගේ ප‍්‍රකාශය මෙන්න…
 lanka C news
සිසේරියානු සැත්කමක් අතර තුර ARTERY FORCEP වර්ගයේ අඬු දෙකක් පැලෝපීය නාල දෙකට යොදා සැත්කම අවසාන වන තෙක් රදවා තැබීමෙන් පැලෝපීය නාල තව දුරටත් ක්‍රියාකාරී නොවන තත්වයට (FIBROSE) පත් වේ. එහි සාර්ථකත්වය 80% බව ඔවුහු මට පැවසුහ. අමුතුවෙන් පැලෝපීය නාල කපා දැමීමට හෝ වඳ සැත්කම් කිරීමට අවශ්‍ය නොවේ. කොළ පුරවා අවසර ගැනීමටද අවශ්‍ය නොවේ. සිසේරියන් සැත්කම කරද්දී වඳ සැත්කම් කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් මහාචාර්ය වෛද්‍ය චන්න ජයසුමන මහතා විසින් සිය ෆේස්බුක් ගිණුමේ තබා තිබූ සටහනක් මෙහි දැක්වෙයි. සිසේරියන් සැත්කම් කිරීමේ සීඝ්‍රතාව දිවයින පුවත්පතේ ප්‍රවෘත්තිය දුටු අය මෙන්ම මා විසින් මුහුණු පොතේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Kerala coast on high alert as 15 Islamic State terrorists from Sri Lanka set off in boat - report
Courtesy Adaderana
Kerala Coast was put on high alert following Intelligence reports that 15 ISIS terrorists set off from Sri Lanka to Minicoy Island in Lakshadweep, India. The terrorist have been set off in a white boat to the island and the police were asked to prevent them entering Kerala coast, Indian media reported quoting sources on Saturday. Coastal areas are under strict surveillance and patrolling was intensified at Thrissur and Kozhikode following the intelligence reports. Fisherman committees were also asked to stand vigil against unnatural activities in the coastal areas. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

China relaxes travel advisory for Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
- PTI China on Saturday became the first country to tone down its travel advisory imposed on Sri Lanka post the Easter Sunday blasts, in a move that would help in reviving the tourism industry of the island nation hit hard by the terror attack. The move came a day after Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appealed to the international community to lift the travel warnings, assuring that the security situation has improved in the country after the crackdown on Islamist groups and their networks. “We are happy announce... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Doctor arrested over suspicious assets handed over to CID
Courtesy Adaderana
The doctor attached to the Kurunegala Hospital, who was arrested over assets earned through suspicious means, has been handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that the doctor was handed over to the CID for further investigations. https://youtu.be/keH7W2m5kiY A 42-year-old doctor attached to the Kurunegala Hospital has been arrested over assets earned through suspicious means, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. Seigu Siyabdeen Mohamed Shafi, 42, a resident of Weerasinghe Mawatha in Kurunegala, was arrested by police at his... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/19)

Gamini Gunawardane          
The other day at a meeting held at the BMICH after the April 21st disaster, MP Sumanthiran, it was reported in ‘The Island’, had asserted something to the effect that the carnage in question was again a symptom of non-addressing of the grievances of the minorities and that the minorities would not agree to live as one nations in this country unless treated as equal citizens. This he had said to the lusty approbation of the invited audience. I believe what Mr. Sumanthiran is lamenting and is aggrieved and frustrated here in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

And here comes the Equivalency Circus
M.S. Fouzul Ameen should have been alive today. The furniture shop owner from Kottaramulla, Nattandiya was killed by a mob on May 13, 2019. Many shops owned by Muslims should still be standing. They are not. No one should have or should show any apprehension of any Muslim, regardless of attire or appearance. Non-Muslims are wary and Muslims are apprehensive of one another. Should not be that way, but that’s what things have come to.  After Fouzul Ameen was killed, a Facebook post with a picture of his ID card tagged... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

Footage of attack involving Zahran in Kattankudy revealed
Courtesy Adaderana
Legal action should be immediately taken against governors M.L.A.M. Hizbullah and Azath Salley as well as Minister Rishad Bathiudeen for their direct involvement in the attacks, says the Chairman of ‘Sinhale Api’ National Movement Venerable Jamburewela Chandarathana Thero. https://youtu.be/3yZ5DqRTn8Y Addressing a press conference held in Colombo today (24), he further commented on an attack carried out by Zahran Hashim’s group against Sufi Muslims in Kattankudy on 10th March 2017. Revealing the footages recorded during the said attack to the media, Ven. Chandarathana Thero stated that former Eastern Province... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

“Tsunamo” hits India: Modi proves Cassandras wrong
P.K.Balachandran/South Asian Monitor Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
The political wave which engulfed most of India on May 23 has been aptly named “Tsunamo” – a Tsunami like Narendra Modi wave which caused unexpected and unprecedented electoral destruction as it swept across the country. “Namo” in “Tsunamo” is short for Narendra Modi, the iconic leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Prime Minister of India. On the all-India plane, the “Tsunamo”, has caused the demolition of the Congress party led by Rahul Gandhi. He himself lost the election in Amethi in Uttar... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

Lanka asks UN Special Advisors on Genocide and R2P not to sensationalize issues
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 24 (newsin.asia): Responding to the joint statement issued by the United Nations Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng and the United Nations Special Advisor on the Responsibility to Protect Karen Smith on May 13, 2019, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York Ambassador Dr Rohan Perera stated that their “prejudiced” statement only serves to “sensationalize” issues at a time when the government is taking stringent measures to maintain law and order and quell unrest in the interest of safety of all. The statements of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

Gotabaya says Modi’s victory is good for South Asia’s security
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 24 (newsin.asia): Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is likely to be the Joint Opposition’s candidate in the next Sri Lankan Presidential election, has hailed Narendra Modi’s emphatic victory in the recent Indian Parliamentary elections as a good thing for the growth nationalism and national security consciousness in the South Asian region. “Nationalism and national security are key factors for South Asian countries,” Gotabaya said in his tweet congratulating Modi. Gotabaya, who was Defense Secretary during the last war with the Tamil Tigers, said that the people of India had... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

Muslim representation in Indian parliament is still abysmal
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
New Delhi, May 24 (Indian Express): Although still very low, representation of Muslim Parliamentarians in 17th Lok Sabha may go up slightly over the last term. At last count, 25 MPs are likely to be elected, against 23 in the outgoing Lok Sabha. Muslim representation in the Lower House comes to less than 5 per cent, way below the community’s 14-per cent share in total population. TheBJP, leading in 303 of 542 seats, is again the only winning party in general elections not to have a single Muslim... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

Rahul Gandhi’s ideas were out of sync with the new generation in North India
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
New Delhi, May 23 (The Guardian): As India’s opposition Congress party went down to a landslide defeaton Thursday, its leader, Rahul Gandhi, was also convincingly beaten in his own parliamentary seat – a north Indian constituency that had sent three of his family members to parliament in the past half-century. The loss of the family bastion seat of Amethi underscored the dwindling relevance of south Asia’s most famous political dynasty in Narendra Modi’s “new India”, alongside the decline of the pluralistic vision ofIndiathat has been synonymous with the Nehru-Gandhi family for the past seven decades.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

Sri Lanka’s mine action efforts a model for the world, say global experts
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN Geneva
Sri Lanka’s sustained focus on mine risk education and awareness creation makes it an exemplary model for the rest of the world, international experts participating in an interactive panel discussion, chaired by Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva, reiterated. Deliberating on the sidelines of the Intersessional Meeting of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) held from 22 to 24 May 2019, experts in mine action, humanitarian disarmament and human rights appreciated the remarkable progress achieved by Sri Lanka in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

We cannot go forward if we try to block every industry
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
Alleged Money Launderer Lokuwithana Back: This Time With Plans For Ecologically Damaging Steel Plant In Trincomalee https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/alleged-money-launderer-lokuwithana-back-this-time-with-plans-for-ecologically-damaging-steel-plant-in-trincomalee/ When I read the article above  published by Colombo Telegraph which is ,a website ready to criticize any development in Sri Lanka ,I recall an article published by me  in Lankaweb in Jan 2017 (illustrated below). I myself as an investor has been pushing for many such projects, and the pussyfoot attitude by some bureaucrats and corrupt politicians who have not been supportive has hampered the progress. Whether... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

Appeal to retain original name of Sri Rahula maha Vidyalaya
Media Secretary Western Province Governor's Office
COLOMBO- Old boys and well-wishers of the oldest Madiwela Sri Rahula Maha Vidyalaya, whose name has been changed to Jaya Isura  Vidyalaya, have urged President Maithripala Sirisena to retain the original name of the school because of its historical and cultural significance. The group of representatives submitted the petition addressed to the President to Western Province Governor Azath Salley at a meeting held at Governor’s Office on Friday. In a request made to the president, the group of old boys and well-wishers have said that the original name... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

ජනතාව චෝදනා එල්ල කරන රිෂාඞ් බදියුදීන්ව ආන්ඩුව ආරක්ෂා කරනවා.ලංකා ඉතිහාසයේ පළමුවතාවට විශ්වාසබංග යෝජනාවක් තේරීම් කාරක සභාවකට යොමුකළ අවස්ථාව මෙයයි.
අද දින (24) පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
අද දින (24) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී සෙහාන් සේමසිංහ මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී පියල් නිශාන්ත මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ප්‍රසන්න රණවීර මහතා ජවිපේ විශ්වාසභංග යෝජනාව ගෙනාවේ රිෂාඞ් බදියුදීන් මන්ත්‍රීවරයාට එරෙහි විශ්වාසභංග යෝජනාව දියාරු කරන්න පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී සෙහාන් සේමසිංහ මහතා රිෂාඞ් බදියුදීන්ට එරෙහි විශ්වාසභංගය විවාදයට ගැනීම රජය දිගින් දිගටම ප්‍රමාද කරමින් සිටිනවා. මේ යොජනාවේදී ඡන්දය ප්‍රකාශ කිරිම සම්බන්ධයෙන් රජය තුළ බරපතල බෙදිමක් තිබෙනවා. පසුගිය 21 වැනිදා ප්‍රහාරයත් එක්කම රිෂාඞ් බදියුදීන් ඇතුලු කිහිපදෙනෙක්ට ජනතාව චෝදනා කරමින් තිබෙනවා. නමුත් අපිට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/19)

බදියුදීන් ඇමැතිවරයාට පක්ෂව ඡන්දය දෙන්නේ කවුද කියලා රටම විමසිලිමත්ව ඉන්නේ .................... - මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ -
අද දින පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ පක්ෂ ක්‍රියාකාරිකයින්ගේ හමුව
රිෂාඞ් බදියුදින් ඇමැතිවරයාට එරෙහිව ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂය ඉදිරිපත්කළ විශ්වාසභංග යෝජනාව විවාදයට නොගෙන කල් මැරීමේ උත්සාහයක් ආණ්ඩුව ගෙනයන බව විපක්ෂනායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පැවසීය. ඒ මහතා මෙසේ පැවසුවේ අද (24) බත්තරමුල්ල නෙලුම්මාවතේ පැවැති පක්ෂ ක්‍රියාකාරිකයින්ගේ හමුවකින් අනතුරුව මාධ්‍ය වෙත අදහස් දක්වමිනි. බදුර්දීන් ඇමැතිවරයාට පක්ෂව ඡන්දය දෙන්නේ කවුදැයි රටටම විමසිල්ලෙන් බලා සිටින බවද ඒ මහතා පැවසීය. පාස්කු දිනයේ සිදුවූ ත්‍රස්තවාදි බෝම්බ පිපිරවීමේ සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් රිෂාඞ් බදියුදින් ඇමැතිවරයාට එරෙහිව ඇති ජන හඩට සවන් දි ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් විමර්ශනයක් කළ යුතුව ඇතැයිද කී විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/19)

A legacy of failure: Theresa May was a disaster as Prime Minister
Analysis by Luke McGee, Courtesy CNN
London (CNN)Brexit has destroyed another British Prime Minister. Three years after voters in the UK mandated their government to take Britain out of the European Union, Theresa May's failure to do so has finally caught up with her."I have done my best," she said in an emotional statement on the steps of Downing Street. But as she admitted, it wasn't enough.It always seems to end like this for leaders of May's Conservative Party, divided for years over Britain's relationship with the European Union. Her predecessor, David Cameron, quit the morning after 52%... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/19)

When I read open views in newspapers and other media devices, I found that many have a problem, why Islam spreads rapidly in many countries and nobody has opted to discuss the major reason to rapidly spread Muslim religion.  Islam is a religion like other religions and no one can identify that Islam has a specific spirituality or a logical philosophy than other religions. In fact, we can see that Islam contained many practices and attitudes like in other religions and sometimes against humanity expressing mythical views that they do everything (good and bad) on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/19)

Since the beginning of this year, there had been public outcry for the release of Gnanasara Thero.   But our illustrious President Sirisena did not act at that time.  Now, it has become clearer that President Sirisena did not act himself on intelligence  inputs  received regarding April 21 attack.  Therefore, the President need to carpet the public anger against him by creating a new situation. Many comments made by Gnanasara Thero in regard to Muslim activities have come true.  In his speeches, he has clearly identified the dangers and if the President and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/19)

Rebooting agriculture to provide clean, practical solutions to Sri Lanka's energy crisis - II.
By   Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada
Newspaper  reports mention how the minister of Power and Energy  and the CEB engineers are trying to meet a systemic power shortage looming over Sri Lanka. The Easter Sunday carnage made everyone forget about the grave systemic problems facing Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka seems to lurch from one emergency to another in every sector, like a ship gone adrift. A May 20th report in the Island states that “CEB engineers warn of power cuts ...”. This is a result of not staying course with  long-range power production plans when governments and their favourite financiers... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/19)

Bravo! You did it Mayor Patrick Brown of Brampton
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1
23 May 2019 Mayor Patrick Brown of BramptonCity HallBrampton, Ontario Dear Mayor Patrick  Brown: Bravo! and you finally did it.   You were stroking the Ontario's Tamil Tigers faces holding onto their tails, for almost a decade, even when you represented Barrie as a Member of Parliament, and spat and kicked the docile Sinhalese lion  holding on to a regal sword at the center of Sri Lanka's national flag.  But, what you didn't know was that this lion is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/19)

Wijeyadasa adds to damaging evidence on student insurance scheme
By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island
A feasibility study had not conducted before presenting the Cabinet Paper on Suraksha Insurance scheme, which was introduced to cover schoolchildren, former Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe yesterday informed the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate corruption of the current administration. The Cabinet paper for the Suraksha insurance scheme was jointly presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. "The decision to introduce an insurance policy for the students came from the Prime Minister and the Education Minister. Before making such... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/19)

දේශපාලනඥයෙක් එපා, 225ම එපා, කියලා ජනතාව ගොනාට අන්දන්න හදන අය කරන්නෙත් දේශපාලන කොන්ත‍්‍රාත්තුවක්. මෙහෙම කියලා තෝරගන්න කෙනාත් අන්තිමට කරන්නේ දේශපාලනයමයි............................... - මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ -
පොදුජන පෙරමුණ පක්ෂ කාර්යාලයේ පැවැති උතුරු නැගෙනහිර පක්ෂ කි‍්‍රයාකාරිකයින්ගේ හමුව
පාරවල් වහගෙන යන ප‍්‍රභූන්ට ජනතාවගෙන් එල්ල වෙන විරෝධයෙන් පේන්නේ ජනතාව සිටින පීඩනයේ තරම යැයි විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පැවසීය. ඒ මහතා මෙසේ පැවසුවේ අද (23* බත්තරමුල්ල නෙලූම්මාවත ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ පක්ෂ කාර්යාලයේ පැවැති උතුරු නැගෙනහිර පක්ෂ කි‍්‍රයාකාරිකයින්ගේ හමුවකට එක්වෙමිනි. එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා වරෙක 225ම එපා කියනවා. තවත් වරෙක දේශපාලනඥයෙක් නොවන පුද්ගලයෙක් රටේ පාලකයා විය යුතුයි කියනවා. මේ විදියට ජනතාව ගොනාට ඇන්දවිමට සමහර පුද්ගලයින් කටයුතු කරනවා. මේ අය තමන්ද කරන්නේ දේශපාලන කොන්ත‍්‍රාත්තුවක් බව වසන් කරනවා. බටහිර න්‍යාය පත‍්‍රවලට අනුව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/19)

ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥාණසාර හිමියන්ට අද දවසේ නිදහස ලැබීම ගැන අපි සතුටු වෙනවා. ඒ වගේම බුද්ධි අංශ නිලධාරින්ටත් ඒ නිදහස ලබා දෙන්න කියලා අපි ජනාධිපතිතුමාගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටිනවා.
අද දින පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
අද දින පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් ■ රත්නපුර දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ජානක වක්කුඹුර මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී විජිත බේරුගොඩ මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී කනක හේරත් මහතා කතානායකතුමාටත් පන්සල් යන්න බැරි වෙනවා. මහානායක හාමුදුරුවෝ ඉස්සරහා සම්මාන ගත්තාට කටයුතු කරන්නේ දෙබිඩි පිළිවෙතක. රත්නපුර දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ජානක වක්කුඹුර මහතා ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥාණසාර හිමියන්ට අද දවසේ නිදහස ලැබීම ගැන අපි සතුටු වෙනවා. ඒ වගේම බුද්ධි අංශ නිලධාරින්ටත් ඒ නිදහස ලබා දෙන්න කියලා අපි ජනාධිපතිතුමාගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටිනවා. අපි භාරදුන්න විශ්වාසභංග යෝජනාවටදිනයක් ලබා දෙන්න කියලා... -Full Story-
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