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Geneva Resolution – the ministerial violation of power!
CHANDRE DHARMWARDANA  Canada
Sri Lanka - or shall we say the then foreign minister of Sri Lanka working closely with a number of NGOs and civil activists - co-sponsored a resolution in 2015 along with 11 other countries. These included the United States, Britain, Australia and Germany, and called for an investigation into alleged "serious human rights violations" against both government forces and the Liberation Tamil Tigers for Eelam (LTTE), which led to the separatist war that ended in May 2009, when the LTTE leadership was annihilated. Strangely enough, the proxies of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/02/20)

සතොසින් ගසා කෑ හැටි ෆයිල් පිටින් හසුවෙයි... රිෂාඞ්ගේ සියලූ ගේම් හෙළි වන හැඩයි!!
සමන් ගමගේ උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
ඉකුත් සතියේ අපරාධ පරීක්‍ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව මගින් සිදු කළ විශේෂ විමර්ශනයකින් පසු රටම හෙල්ලෙන තරමේ පුවතක් මාධ්‍ය මගින් වාර්තා කර තිබිණි. පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්තී‍්‍ර රිෂාඞ් බදියුදීන්ගේ කොළඹ පිහිටි නිවසක් පරීක්‍ෂා කළ අපරාධ පරීක්‍ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව එහි තිබී සතොස ආයතනයට අදාළව සිදු කළ කෝටි ගණනක් වටිනා අයථා ගනුදෙනු 67ක ලිපිගොනු සහ ඉඩම් ඔප්පු විශාල ප‍්‍රමාණයක් සොයා ගැනීම එම පුවත විය. මෙතෙක් කලක් මේ රටේ මිනිස්සු සිතාගෙන සිටියේ රිෂාඞ් බදියුදීන් යනු විල්පත්තුවේ වනස්පතීන් කුට්ටිකර භූමිය කට්ටිවලට බෙදා මිනිසුන් නැති නිවාස ව්‍යාපෘති කරවමින් මුස්ලිම් ජාතිය වෙනුවෙන් පෙනී සිටින උග‍්‍ර ජාතිවාදී ආගම්වාදී පට්ට චරිතයක් ලෙසින්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/02/20)

Populism and nationalism bedevil India-US relations
By P.K.Balachandran/Ceylon Today Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Trade relations have hit the rocks but India will buy US weapons India and the US frequently trumpet goodwill for each other describing each other as “democracies” and as “strategic partners” against a common rival, China. But India and the US are not on the same page in several substantive ways. There are serious differences on trade. Mutuality on regional strategic issues is also less than perfect. This is because of the rise of populism and nationalism in the two countries. Competition in nationalism has created... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/02/20)

NEW PORT DEVELOPMENT IN SRI LANKA
Courtesy Portstrategy.com
Sri Lanka Ports Authority will carry out a 15-month feasibility study for a new port development to help it meet its goal of container handing capacity of around 35m teus. The port authority planned to develop the Colombo North Port, in the northern side of the existing Port of Colombo to use for for liquid bulk, dry bulk, ro-ro and containers. Capacity at the Port of Colombo is around 12m teu per annum, but the completed extension of West Container Terminal brings the capacity of Port of Colombo to 15m teus. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/02/20)

I am satisfied, says Cardinal
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Refuting media reports that the Cardinal had expressed his dissatisfaction with the Presidential Commission probing the Easter Sunday attacks, Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith yesterday said he was very satisfied with the Presidential Commission. The Archbishop expressed this view at a press release yesterday. Following is the press conference issued by the Archbishop. The media release said: “Consequent to Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith's press conference held on the February 18, 2020, at the Archbishop's House, Borella, certain print and electronic media institutions, while telecasting the said news item... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/02/20)

Cabinet gives conditional approval
Sandun A. Jayasekera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Cabinet had given conditional approval to begin constructions for much delayed 300MWs Kerawalapitiya LNG power plant to Lakdhanavi Ltd. to start constructions immediately after settling the litigation out, Power, Energy and Commuter Transport Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said. When tenders were called in 2016 to construct the first-ever LNG plant in the country, two companies Lakdhanavi, with a majority shareholding by Lanka Transformers Limited (LTL) and Wind Force Ltd with mother company in China, had been shortlisted by the Cabinet Appointed Tender Board and the tender was given... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/02/20)

Land should be given to those who really need: PM
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
A proper mechanism was required to provide blocks of lands to the landless, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday. He said that even though lands had been marked to be allocated for the low-income people, there were many incidents of these people not receiving land. Speaking at a ceremony to hand over title deeds of the Land Reform Commission at Temple Trees, the Prime Minister said measures would be taken not to repeat such incidents in the future. The Prime Minister said that when the Land Reform Act... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/02/20)

I wanted Sainthamaruthu Gazette canceled: Karuna
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Former Deputy Minister and LTTE's special commander for Ampara and Batticaloa Districts Vinaygamurthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman said on Saturday that it was he who persuaded President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa not to go ahead with the carving out of an Urban Council for the Sainthamaruthu region. During a discussion held at the Karaithivu Vipulananda Cultural Centre in Ampara, he said that the Gazette notification on the institution of Sainthamaruthu Urban Council was issued on February 14, while a demand by Tamils to upgrade the Kalmunai North Divisional Secretariat... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/02/20)

Military Police deployed to assist City Traffic Police during peak hours
Courtesy Adaderana
Members of the Sri Lanka Corps Military Police (SLCMP) of the Army have now been deployed in most congested entry/exit points in the Greater Colombo area under a new assignment in order to help ease the city traffic congestion in collaboration with Colombo City Traffic Division.   The project, implemented on the guidelines given by the acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva following a conceptual notion, suggested by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces was launched Monday (24) morning and is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/02/20)

Champika’s driver makes startling admission before the court
Courtesy Adaderana
The driver of MP Patali Champika Ranawaka has admitted that he had not driven the jeep involved in the Rajagiriya hit-and-run case back in 2016, stated Ada Derana reporter. It was revealed at the court that the driver Dilum Thusitha Kumara had issued a statement admitting to this revelation. https://youtu.be/q160fKVH1jw On January 22, the second suspect of the case, driver of MP Patali Champika Ranawaka, upon his request, gave an hour-long confidential statement to the Colombo Additional Magistrate. Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris, on behalf of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/02/20)

බන්දුලගෙන් සජිත්ට අභියෝගයක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුව ගත වූ කෙටි කාලසීමාව තුළ රුපියල් බිලියන 600 ක මුදලක් නාස්ති කර ඇති බවට විපක්ෂනායක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා නඟන චෝදනාව ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කරන බව සම කැබිනට් ප්‍රකාශක අමාත්‍ය ආචාර්ය බන්දුල ගුණවර්ධන මහතා පවසනවා. රජයේ ප්‍රවෘත්ති දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේදී අද පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී ඔහු විපක්ෂනායකවරයාට අභියෝගයක් ලෙස ප්‍රශ්න 5 ක් ද යොමු කළා. https://youtu.be/KEpC1xAHaFM... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/02/20)

ජාතික ලැයිස්තුව, එළැඹෙන මැතිවරණය ජයග්‍රහණය බලපෑමක් - හේෂා විතානගේ
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
තම පක්ෂයේ ඇතැම් ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨයින්, ජාතික ලැයිස්තුව දේශපාලන නොහැකියාව වෙනුවෙන් භාවිත කිරීම හේතුවෙන් එළැඹෙන මැතිවරණය ජයග්‍රහණය කිරීමට නොහැකි තත්ත්වයක් උද්ගතව ඇති බවට පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී හේෂා විතානගේ මහතා පවසනවා. ඔහු මේ බව ප්‍රකාශ කළේ රත්නපුර ගොඩකවෙල ප්‍රදේශයේ පැවති ජන හමුවකදී. මේ අතර සිරිකොත පක්ෂ මූලස්ථානයේ පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ මහ ලේකම් අකිල විරාජ් කාරියවසම් මහතා මෙලෙස අදහස් පළ කළා. https://youtu.be/VsC9uO_2vLE... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/02/20)

අනතුර සිදුකළේ මම නෙමෙයි - පාඨලීගේ රියැදුරු කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
2016 වර්ෂයේදී පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක මහතාගේ ජීප් රථයේ තරුණයෙකු ගැටූනු අවස්ථාවේදී එම ජීප් රථය පැදවූයේ තමා නොවන බවත්, තමන්ට ලැබුණු උපදෙස් මත බොරැල්ල පොලීසියට පැමිණ පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක මහතාගේ රියදුරු ලෙස ඉදිරිපත් වූ බවත්, රියැදුරු දිලුම් තුසිත කුමාර මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කර ඇතැයි අධිකරණයේදී අද අනාවරණ වුණා. මෙහිදි දිලුම් තුසිත කුමාර වන රියැදුරා පවසා ඇත්තේ, අදාළ රිය අනතුර සිදුවන අවස්ථාවේ තමා රිය පැදවූ බව පැවසුවේ, එවකට පාඨලී අමාත්‍යවරයාගේ තවත් රියැදුරෙකු වන නිශාන්ත ප්‍රදීප් නමැත්තා දුන් උපදෙස් අනුව බවයි.   කොළඹ අපරාධ කොට්ඨාසය අධිකරණයට දැනුම් දුන්නේ, ඒ අනුව පසුගිය 12 වැනිදා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/02/20)

ජවිපෙන් හකීම්ට සැර ප්‍රතිචාරයක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
සුළු පක්ෂ සමඟ එක්වී සන්ධානගතවීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් තමා ඊයේ සිදුකළ ප්‍රකාශය එළැඹෙන මහ මැතිවරණය ඉලක්ක කරගෙන සිදුකළ ප්‍රකාශයක් නොවන බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා මුස්ලිම් කොංග්‍රසයේ නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රවුෆ් හකීම් මහතා පවසනවා. කෙසේ වෙතත්, ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් සඳහන් කළේ රවුෆ් හකීම් මහතා සිදුකළ ප්‍රකාශයේ කිසිදු සත්‍යතාවක් නොමැති බවයි. තමන් ඊයේ සිදුකළ මෙම ප්‍රකාශය සම්බන්ධයෙන් පැහැදිලි කිරීමට රවුෆ් හකීම් මහතා අද මහනුවරදී  ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවක් කැඳවා තිබුණා. කෙසේ වෙතත්, ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් සඳහන් කළේ, ශ්‍රී ලංකා මුස්ලිම් කොංගසය සමඟ සන්ධානයක් ලෙස... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/02/20)

Hambantota in the throes of Development
By Garvin Karunaratne, PhD. Michigan State University
Ideas of possible development, poverty alleviation for the people in Hambantota reign supreme in my mind as I watch the parade of our President and Prime Minister opening the Hambantota Section of our Southern Highway. I recall a Paper I have published earlier which deserves immediate action. It details  how the next phase of development  after the building up of an airport, a tank- Lunugamwehera and a port- Hambantota  has to be done. My Paper “ A Rural Renaissance in the Offing, publishded in 2014 is reproduced here in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/02/20)

Fundamental Rights of Sri Lankan Citizens
Mahinda Gunasekera Agincourt, Ontario   Canada  M1W 3L9
February 23, 2020 His Excellency, Gotabhaya Rajapakse President of Sri LankaCopy to:  Hon. Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapakse Your Excellency,Fundamental Rights of Sri Lankan CitizensI am in receipt of the video sent herewith wherein an unnamed person is discussing the lack of rights for Sinhala people in areas predominantly resided by members of the Tamil and Muslim communities.  According to the attached video, the minority Tamils and Muslims living in the north and east tend to assume that they are in control of fully autonomous regions having exclusive powers, and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/02/20)

Remembering Ven Soma Maha Thera on his 60th death anniversary
Shirley Pulle Tissera, President, Sri Lanka Situwarunge Sangamaya Courtesy The Sunday Times
Front row the Ven Soma Maha Thera and Ven Kheminda Thera before ordination and (inset) the Ven Soma Maha Thera Soma Maha Thera was born on  December 23,  1898 in Kotahena, Colombo. His father was Emmanuel Marian Pererapulle and his mother Theresa Rodrigo Babapulle and his name was Victor Emmanuel Pererapulle. He received his entire education at St Benedict’s College, Kotahena, the premier Catholic school in Colombo and a school that also produced such great Buddhist leaders like Anagarika Dharmapala and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/02/20)

SL Vs WI: Wanindu Hasaranga De Silva Proved His Worth
Dilrook Kannangara
At long last Team Sri Lanka managed to win a short version of cricket in a stunning display of aggression amidst glorious uncertainties of cricket. Excellent start by the openers was quickly lost down the batting order until Wanindu Hasaranga steadied the ship. He joins the team as a bowler but his batting skills were long highlighted by yours truly almost a year ago at a time when not very many knew him as international cricketing material. This is not the first time he proved his worth and certainly won’t be his last. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/02/20)

පිදුරුතලාගල සංරක්ෂිත වනාන්තරය ගින්නෙන් ආරක්ෂා කිරීමට කටයුතු කරයි.
පේශල පසන් කරුණාරත්න මාධ්‍ය සම්බන්ධීකාරක වැසිවනාන්තර සුරකින්නෝ සංවිධානය
ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ වන ඝණත්වය ඉහල දැමීම සැමගේ පැතුම සැමගේ බලාපොරොත්තුව වන නමුත් දිනෙන් දිනම වටිනා වනාන්තර පද්ධති  විනාශ වෙමින් පවතී. මෙරට සිදුවන වනාන්තර විනාශයන් බොහොමයකට හේතුව වන්නේ මිනිසා විසින්ම සිදුකරන විනාශකාරී ක්‍රියාවන්ය. මෙරට වනාන්තරයන්ට බරපතල හානි සිදුවන ප්‍රධානම අවස්ථාවක් වන්නේ වන ගිනි හෙවත් කැලෑ ගිනි ඇතිවීමය. සෑම වසරකම වියලි කාලය උදාවත්ම සිදු වන වනාන්තර ගිනි ගැනීම් රැසක් වාර්තා වන අතර මේ නිසා විශාල වනාන්තර ප්‍රමාණයක් මෙරටට අහිමි වේ. ලාංකාවේ වනාන්තර තුළ ස්වාභාවික ගිනි නැතහොත් ලැව් ගිනි ඇති නොවන අතර මෙරට ඇතිවන සෑම කෑලෑ  ගින්නක්ම පාහේ මානව ක්‍රියාකාරම් නිසා ආරම්භ වී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/02/20)

The liberal order, critical technologies and small states: A case of Sri Lanka
ASANGA ABEYAGOONASEKERA
Governments should adopt certain processes and values to certify the critical infrastructure projects of the Chinese. While globalisation was seen as a path to bring prosperity in the Western Hemisphere, UK who was championing the idea of the globalisation has officially exit from the European Union and disappointed its closest ally US, on its decision on the Chinese 5G network provider Huawei, which will undermine the US national security interest. The UK will allow Huawei 5G equipment in their network, limiting access to sensitive areas. “Nothing in this review affects this country’s ability to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/02/20)

ALCOHOL ABUSE IN SRI LANKA: GRAVE CONSEQUENCES
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
About 9 million or an estimated 40% of the population of Sri Lanka consume alcohol and 99% of them are males. Those consuming alcohol daily amount to more than 4 million. The alcohol market includes pure alcohol such as hard liquor mainly arrack and beer and illicit liquor or kasippu. Illicit alcohol accounts for most of the alcohol consumed in the country. Studies done in 2013 reveal that illicit alcohol or kasippu accounts for as much as 65% of the total volume of alcohol consumed in Sri Lanka. Considering only those who... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/02/20)

Lankan Defence Ministry “vehemently denies” surveillance of families of the disappeared
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Defence Secretary Maj.Gen.Kamal Gunaratne said that the forces are not keeping a tab on these families. Colombo, February 23 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan Defence Ministry has “vehemently” denied accusations by the Human Rights Watch (HRW), that families of persons who had disappeared and those of activists supporting them are under the microscope of the Security Forces and intelligence agencies. The HRW in its latest report claimed: ‘Sri Lankan Security Forces and intelligence agencies have intensified surveillance and threats against families of victims of enforced disappearance and activists supporting them... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/02/20)

Task Force set up to give intelligence inputs to Easter Sunday CID probe
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
The six-man task force, headed by Maj.Gen.Jagath Alwis, Chief of National Intelligence, will report on a weekly basis Colombo, February 23: The Sri Lankan Defence Ministry has established a Task Force (TF) to monitor the progress to speed up the on-going investigation by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) into last year’s Easter Sunday serial terrorist attacks in the country, which had claimed more than 250 lives. The six-member TF, which includes top officials from various intelligence agencies and is headed by the Chief of National Intelligence, Maj.Gen. Jagath Alwis,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/02/20)

Sri Lanka appoints 6-member team to expedite Easter Sunday attack probe
Courtesy The Hindu
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa decided to hasten the probe into the April 21 attack which had proved crucial in his decisive electoral victory last November The Sri Lankan government on Sunday appointed a six-member team to help police collect authentic information and expedite an ongoing presidential probe into the devastating Easter Sunday terror attack that killed over 250 people. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa decided to hasten the probe into the April 21 attack which had proved crucial in his decisive electoral victory last November. Mr. Rajapaksa used the Easter Sunday terrorist... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/02/20)

Yahapalana power struggle facilitated Easter Sunday carnage – Catholic Church
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, in a statement, in Sinhala read out at churches, on Sunday, Feb 23, called for a thorough investigation to find out why the political leadership and the security authorities had failed to act in spite of having specific intelligence on the Easter Sunday carnage. The Cardinal said the political leaders responsible for the lapses that had led to the Easter Sunday tragedy should be probed. Former spokesperson for the Catholic Church Rev. Father Cyril Gamini, parish priest of St. Anne’s Church,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/02/20)

Prez, PM warned of diabolical destabilisation projects to weaken state
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
Having highlighted both local and external challenges faced by post-war Sri Lanka, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Kelaniya Prof. Raj Kumar Somadeva, on Saturday (22), warned there could not be a state without a country. Underscoring the importance of exploring ways and means of providing homegrown solutions to complex issues on the basis of our past experiences, Prof. Somadeva, a member of the World Archaeological Congress, urged the new leadership to rectify shortcomings. Prof. Somadeva said so at an event organised at Nelum... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/02/20)

Matara-Hambantota extension of Southern Expressway declared open (English)
Ada Derana
The Matara-Hambantota section of the Southern Expressway was vested with the public a short while ago. The newly constructed extension was ceremoniously declared open by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. With the opening of this new section, the total length of the Southern Expressway becomes 222 kilometers and the longest expressway in the country. https://youtu.be/oeEmHQ1_D4k This also enables direct travel from Colombo to Hambantota on the expressway. This will also facilitate travel to Kataragama from Colombo within 3 and a half hours.  The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/02/20)

Hakeem on a broader coalition between minority parties, JVP
Courtesy Adaderana
Minority parties, as well as civil organizations, have come together to form a broad coalition to collectively deal with anti-democratic actions being carried out against minority parties, states the Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) MP Rauff Hakeem. The MP made this statement addressing the 29th National Representatives Conference of SLMC. If any force believes that the minority or minority parties can be eliminated, the SLMC will always come forward to fight against it, he said. Hakeem stated that plans are already underway to form an open alliance... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/02/20)

Will create nine economic corridors - PM
Courtesy Adaderana
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that the government will start again the mega-development projects abandoned by the previous government. He made these remarks addressing the public rally held near the Barawakumbuka interchange at the opening of the Matara-Hambantota extension added to the Southern Expressway today (23). The Premier said that the national security will be ensured in the country in a similar manner as the government constructs the expressways. He also said that a Trade and Finance Centre will be built centering the Colombo Port and Katunayake International Airport. Steps have been taken... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/02/20)

TNA සහ ජවිපෙ සමඟ, මුස්ලිම් කොංග්‍රස් නායකයා සන්ධානයකට සැරසේ -
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ සහ දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානය සමඟ එක්ව ඉදිරියේදී සන්ධාගත වී මහමැතිවරණයට ඉදිරිපත් වීමට මේ වන විටත් සාකච්ඡා ආරම්භ කර ඇති බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා මුස්ලිම් කොංග්‍රසයේ නායක, පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රවුෆ් හකීම් ප්‍රකාශ කළා. ඔහු මේ බව කියා සිටියේ එම පක්ෂයේ 29 වන ජාතික සමුළුවට මහනුවර දී අද එක්වෙමින්. ඉදිරි මහමැතිවරණයට නාම යෝජනා භාරදෙමින් පාර්ලිමේන්තු බලය ලබා ගැනීමේ සටනට පිවිසෙන බව ද ඔහු එහිදී ප්‍රකාශ කළා.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/02/20)

යුද හමුදාපතිගේ ඇමරිකානු තහනමට හේතුව පසුගිය ආණ්ඩුවයි - ඇල්ලේ ගුණවංශ හිමි
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
යුද හමුදාපති ලූතිනන් ජෙනරාල් ශවේන්ද්‍ර සිල්වාට ඇමරිකාව පැනවූ සංචාරක තහනමට හේතුවුයේ පසුගිය ආණ්ඩුව ජිනිවා මානව හිමිකම් කොමිසමේදී එකඟ වූ යෝජනාවලිය බව පූජ්‍ය ඇල්ලේ ගුණවංශ හිමියන් පවසනවා. කොළඹ අද පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක්වෙමින් උන්වහන්සේ ප්‍රකාශ කළේ යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුවේ විදේශ අමාත්‍යවරයා ජිනිවා මානව හිමිකම් කොමිසමට මෙම යෝජනාවලිය ඉදිරිපත් කරනු ලැබුවේ එවකට සිටි ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ හෝ අමාත්‍ය මණ්ඩලයේ අනුමැතියකින් තොරව බවයි. https://youtu.be/gU52d2h1eYo... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/02/20)

පාස්කු ඉරිදා ප්‍රහාරයේ ප්‍රධාන විත්තිකරුවා හිටපු ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන - මුජිබර් රහුමාන්
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
පාස්කු ඉරිදා ප්‍රහාරයේ ප්‍රධාන විත්තිකරුවා හිටපු ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා බව එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී මුජිබර් රහුමාන් මහතා පවසනවා. කොළඹ අද පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකට එක්වෙමින් ඔහු සඳහන් කළේ හිටපු ජනාධිපතිවරයා ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පොදුජන සන්ධානයේ සභාපතීත්වය ලබාගත්තේද එම චෝදනාවෙන් ගැළවීම සඳහා බවයි. මේ අතර, එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ පවතින අර්බුදය සම්බන්ධයෙන්ද පක්ෂ නියෝජිතයින් අදත් අදහස් පළකළා. https://youtu.be/qXwUXe4ZpeY... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/02/20)

වත්මන් දේශපාලන තත්ත්වය සම්බන්ධයෙන් විවිධ අදහස්
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
වත්මන් දේශපාලන තත්ත්වය සම්බන්ධයෙන් පක්ෂ විපක්ෂ දේශපාලනඥයින් අද විවිධ අදහස් පළ කළා. https://youtu.be/XAB2fgb9Ew8... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/02/20)

අනුලා විද්‍යාලය ඉදිරිපිට විරෝධතාවයට, කිසිදු සම්බන්ධයක් නෑ - ආදි ශිෂ්‍යා සංගමය
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
නුගේගොඩ අනුලා විද්‍යාලය ඉදිරිපිට පැවති විරෝධතාවයට එම විද්‍යාලයේ ආදි ශිෂ්‍යා සංගමයේ කිසිඳු සම්බන්ධයක් නැතැයි එම සංගමයේ සාමාජිකාවන් අද ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවක් පවත්වමින් ස‍ඳහන් කළා. කෙසේ වෙතත් අදාළ ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාව පැවැත්වූ සාමාජිකාවන් තිදෙනාගෙන් දෙදෙනෙක්ම පාසල ඉදිරිපිට පැවති විරෝධතාවයේදී දක්නට ලැබුණා. https://youtu.be/v5Bhkw12VuE විගණනකාධිපතිවරයාට හෝ එම දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට කිසිදු පුද්ගලයෙක් චෝදනා නොකල බව ආදි ශිෂ්‍යා සංගමයේ ලේකම්වරිය පැවසුව ද දින දෙකක් පැවති උද්ඝෝෂණයේදී නම් සදහන් කරමින් උද්ඝෝෂකයන් විගණන නිලධාරීන් හට චෝදනා කල ආකාරයයි මේ. මෙහි හාස්‍යජනකම කාරණය වන්නේ අදාළ උද්ඝෝෂණයට ආදිශිෂ්‍යා සංගමයේ කිසිඳු සම්බන්ධයක් නැතැයි කියමින් අද ප්‍රවෘත්ති... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/02/20)

Can Sri Lanka’s Government give STATE LAND DEEDS to only SOME CITIZENS
By shenali Waduge
Sri Lanka is an island nation. The land denotes Sri Lanka’s sovereign territory. Sri Lanka’s constitution is clear that sovereignty is inalienable & in the People. It is the people whose powers are delegated to the Executive, Legislature & Judiciary to exercise on behalf of them. A government, Parliament & judiciary all hold positions for a term only. But the inalienable sovereign powers of the People has no time limit. So the delegated powers, the 3 pillars of governance enjoy, are what has been devolved to them by the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/02/20)

Protect the SLPP from Sirisena.
By: A.A.M.NIZAM- MATATA
 While the patriotic masses who envisage a revival of a nationalistic non-aligned Sri Lanka as outlined in the 1978 Republican Constitution were glad about the SLPP consolidating its political hold as a combine of Sri Lanka’s 10 political formations dedicated to development of this nation on progressive ideologies they were very much puzzled as to why they have taken the Aappaya to their fold and made him the Chairman of the party? In all political parties, the power is vested with its leader and the General Secretary. Powers such as appointing organizers, creating the nominations... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/02/20)

Lanka Property Show 2020; Set and Ready to Wow Colombo with All Property Solutions Under One Roof
Event Coordinator Lanka Property Web (Pvt) Ltd
Over the past years, Lanka Property Show has cemented its position as Sri Lanka’s largest and foremost Real Estate show and convention. This year Lanka Property Show 2020 is scheduled to bring buyers, sellers, developers, financiers and experts together in grand style for the 4th consecutive time. Lanka Property Show 2020 will be held on the 29th of February and the 1st of March 2020 at the Balmoral Hall at The Kingsbury Colombo from 10am to 8pm. Organized and hosted by LankaPropertyWeb; Sri Lanka’s premier Real... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/02/20)

Udayanga, Nalinda Jayatissa & the CID ‘Babas’
by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island
JVP Parliamentarian Nalinda Jayatissa’s speech in Parliament Last Tuesday about the Udayanga Weeratunga affair has captured the imagination of the media. What Parliamentarian Jayatissa said in his speech in the form of a query directed at the State Minister of Defence Chamal Rajapaksa, was the following: "…Today’s newspapers report that the CID officer who had been investigating this matter for the past five years has been transferred. A new officer comes to courts and says that he knows nothing about this matter. He had asked the courts under... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/02/20)

Gazette calling on armed forces to maintain public order re-issued
Courtesy Adaderana
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has re-issued a Gazette Extraordinary calling upon the armed forces to maintain public order across the country with effect from today (22). The President issued the gazette notification by virtue of the powers vested in him by Section 12 of the Public Security Ordinance (Chapter 40). Accordingly, the Army, Navy and the Air Force have been called out for the maintenance of public order in the areas specified below: Administrative Districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Jaffna, Mannar, Mullaitivu, Batticaloa, Ampara, Trincomalee, Puttalam and the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/02/20)

Sri Lanka denies HRW’s allegations on keeping families of missing under surveillance
Courtesy Adaderana
The Defence Ministry vehemently denies the accusations by the Human Rights Watch (HRW), which claimed that families of enforced disappearance and activists supporting them are under the microscope of the Sri Lankan Security Forces and intelligence agencies.   The HRW releasing its new report has claimed ‘Sri Lankan Security Forces and intelligence agencies have intensified surveillance and threats against families of victims of enforced disappearance and activists supporting them since Gotabaya Rajapaksa became the President in November 2019’.   Defence Secretary Major General (Retired) Kamal Gunaratne denying the allegations said apart from operating routine security network,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/02/20)

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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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    -Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
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