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Why doesn't the Government arrest Ranil immediately on the serious findings of the Bond Commission Report in addition to the following unlawful and un-Constitutional actions and crimes
Dr Sudath Gunasekara 
2018.12 10 Such as 1 Defying the President's order in sacking him and illegally occupying the Temple Trees and thereby misusing State property. 2  Calling for and canvassing international intervention in  the present crisis a making of his own. 3 Conspiring to overthraw the legitimately appointed Cabinet and the Government by the President,  the Head of the State  and acting against public interest  and causing political, social and economic  brake down  to the country and thereby causing billions of losses to the country 4 Engaging in conspiracies and coups against the legitimate government, the Head... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

නලීන් ද සිල්වා, ගුණදාස අමරසේකර සහ ගණනාථ ඔබේසේකර - වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංගට පිළිතුරක්
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් මංගල ජයතුංග මහතා විසින් "නලීන් ද සිල්වා, ගුණදාස අමරසේකර සහ ගණනාථ ඔබේසේකර" යන ලිපි ශීර්ෂය යටතේ කෙටි ලිපියක් ලංකා වෙබ් ෆෝරමයේ පල කොට තිබිණි. එම ලිපියට සන්නයක් (comment ) සපයමින් ම විසින් පහත දැක්වෙන අදහස් සටහන් කලෙමි. "කිසිදු අගක් මුලක්, හේතුභුතයක් නැති මෙම ලිපිය ඔබ ලීවේ කුමකටදැයි පාඨක අපට සිතා ගත නොහැක. (සැබවින්ම මෙය ලිපියකට වඩා මඩ comment එකක් යයි කීවොත් වඩාත් නිවැරදිය) වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග යන නමින් ලියා ඇති නිසා මෙය මෝඩයෙකුගේ හුදු උද්ධච්ච ප්‍රලාපයක් යයි කියා අපට බැහැර කලද නොහැක. සැබවින්ම මෙය ඔබ නොලීවානම් වඩා හොඳ යැයි මට සිතෙන්නේ, මෙහි ඔබ කියා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

අපි අනාවැකි කිව්වට පිළිගත්තේ නෑ
දේශනයක් ඇසුරෙන් ලීවේ හර්ෂනී අර්සකුලරත්න
"අද අගමැති ප්‍රමුඛ ආණ්ඩුවක් තිබුණත් රාජකාරි කටයුතු කළ නොහැකියි. මේ තත්ත්වය යටතේ තවදුරටත් රට අගාධයකට වැටීමට ඉඩනොදී ගලවගන්න අවශ්‍ය නම් ස්ථාවර ආණ්ඩුවක් අත්‍යවශ්‍ය වෙනවා. නව ආරම්භයක් අත්‍යවශ්‍ය වෙනවා. රට තුළ තිබෙන වාතාවරණය වෙනස් කළ යුතු වෙනවා. ඒ වගේම පත්වන ආණ්ඩුවට ශක්තියක් වගකීමක් හා නායකත්වයක් මෙන්ම පුළුල් ආර්ථික දැක්මක් තිබිය යුතුයි. පසුගිය ආණ්ඩුව රට වට්ටවා ඇති ආර්ථික අගාධයෙන් ගොඩ ගැනීමට ඒ නිසා මූලිකවම කළ යුතු වන්නේ රට තුළ ස්ථාවරයක් ඇතිකොට නව දැක්මක් හරහා ආර්ථිකයට සම්බන්ධ අයට නව බලාපොරොත්තු ලබා දීමයි. මේ ගැන සිතා බලා ජනාධිපතිවරයා ගත් උත්සාහයට මා අවංකවම ස්තුතිවන්ත වෙනවා. නව අගමැතිවරයා පත් කිරීම හරහා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

We don't accept confidence motion: Keheliya
Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror
UPFA MP Keheliya Rambukwella said that they don't accept the motion of confidence presented and passed in support of United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament today. Addressing a news briefing, MP Rambukwella said they were not in a position to accept anything done and said in ‘an illegal and undemocratic parliament'. “Anything passed in this parliament becomes null and void. That is the very reason why we have been boycotting the parliamentary sessions,” Rambukwella said. “Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has been partial and bias to the UNP and acted according to their... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

TNA says its support was conditional
Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said today that its support for the vote of confidence on United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was conditional to the granting of power devolution to the north and the east, the release of political prisoners and the land. TNA MP for Jaffna district Dharmalingam Sidaththan told Daily Mirror that his party extended conditional support for Mr. Wickremesinghe to get the required majority to become the Prime Minister. Mr. Sidaththan said these were usual demands of the TNA right throughout. “We asked for power devolution. It means the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

Executive, Legislature, Judiciary can’t resolve prevailing crisis: Dullas
Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror
While claiming that the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary can’t find a solution to the prevailing political impasse, UPFA MP Dullas Alahapperuma said it was only the people who could bring to an end this crisis by way of a General Election. Addressing a news briefing, he said these three pillars of democracy had failed to end this crisis which had almost reached its climax. “The prevailing political crisis has become worse and none of these three have been able to sort this out. The only option left is to go for a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

TNA throws its weight behind Ranil Vote of Confidence in ousted PM passed
By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island
Avote of confidence in ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, taken up in Parliament, yesterday, was passed with 117 MPs voting in favour of it and no votes against it as government MPs continued their boycott of the House. All UNF MPs voted for the motion. The JVP MPs who were present abstained from voting. TNA MP Siavashakthi Anandan too abstained from voting while his party members voted with the UNP. The motion extending support to Wickremesinghe was presented to Parliament by UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa. It had been signed by MPs Sajith Premadasa,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/12/18)

Petition filed seeking Quo Warranto over Ranil’s MP seat
Courtesy Adaderana
A petition has been filed with the Court of Appeal requesting the court to issue a Writ of Quo Warranto preventing Ranil Wickremesinghe from being a Member of Parliament. The petition has been filed by Sharmila Gonawala, the Co-President of ‘Women for Justice’. Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe, UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and the Secretary General of Parliament are among the four respondents named in the petition. The petitioner states that according to the provisions of the Constitution, it has been interpreted that MPs who engage in businesses by entering into... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

A response to Henry (USA)
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent Gloucestd,m Ontario.
This response to Henry's (USA) pertinent question to my response to Canadian High Commissioner David McKinnon's meeting with former LTTE terrorists in Mullaitivu, recently. He asks: "Is there a possibility that newspapers in Canada will give due publicity to letters such as yours." The answer is : Yes Henry.  During my involvement on this Eelam War file from August 1983 to  August 2013, I have had just over 200 letters of mine published in - The Ottawa Citizen, The Ottawa Sun,   The Globe  & Mail (Toronto),The Toronto Sun, The Toronto Star,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

I feel a burning need to talk about Sharmini Sereasinghe.
Diannah Paramour Australia
Ayubowan I feel a burning need to talk about Sharmini Sereasinghe. I guess she’s been sheltered her entire life from the hard facts surrounding Sri Lanka’s grandiose yet terrifying history. Those whose blood soaks the white sands are that of soldiers who gave their lives in service, in service to save everyone, including her. As if her article a few years back defaming and insulting the Monks wasn’t enough, now the nasty pen scribbles away yet more hate. In regards to His Excellency Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa I think she must be so immensely jealous of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

Lankan political imbroglio could delay or even shelve efforts to enact a new constitution
By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror/newsin.asia
Colombo, December 11: The on-going political and constitutional imbroglio in Sri Lanka could put on the backburner or even shelve, efforts to give the country a brand new constitution. The new constitution had been on the anvil until October 26, when a political tsunami struck the country. It was on that day that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was summarily dismissed and replaced by Mahinda Rajapaksa, touching off a series of actions ,both political and judicial which resulted in an unprecedented  breakdown of the government. The new constitution was meant to take care of many pending... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

"චේ" සමරන "කන්නන්ගර" නොසමරන ලංකාවේ අපි.......
චාමර ලක්ෂාන් කුමාර
මේ සටහන ලිවීමට පෙලඹවූයේ එංගලන්තයේ සිටින මනීෂ චාමර අමරසේකර තම මුහුණුපොත ගිණුමට තැබු සටහනක් මා තුළ ඇතිකළ කම්පනයයි. සැතපුම් දහස් ගණනක් ඈතින් සිටිය ද තවමත් රට තොට සිදුවන දෑ පිළිබඳ උනන්දුවෙන් සිටින්නකු වන මනීෂ “කොටා” තිබු සටහන සැබැවින්ම, සංවේදී එකක් ම විය. ඔහු ලියා තිබුණේ නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනයේ පියා ලෙස සැලකෙන සී ඩබ්ලිව් ඩබ්ලිව් කන්නන්ගර මහතා පිළිබඳවය. “චේ ගැන පොස්ට් දුටුවෙමි. සැමරුම් උත්සව පාපැදි සවාරි දුටුවෙමි. ඔහු ලංකාවට හෝ මෙහි මිනිසුන්ට කළ දෙයක් මා නම් අසා නැත. පසුගිය 13 වැනිදා නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනයේ පියා වන කන්නන්ගර මහතාගේ 132 වැනි ජන්ම දිනය යෙදී තිබිණි. සැමරුම් නැත. පොස්ට් නැත. නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනයේ අයිතිකරුවන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

C.W.W. Kannangara and the attitude of University Students who have benefited from free education.
Chandre Dharmawardana
What happened to CWW Kannagara happened to many legislators of limited means of that era who worked selflessly, without thinking of how they are to fend for themselves when they reach old age. They died poor although they were expected to maintain a high social standard. In deed, it is an irony that some segments of Sri Lankan's commemorate Che Guevera but pay scant attention to Kannangara. Similalrly, some Tamils commemorate Prabhakaran, a man who butchered more Tamils than even all the Sinhalese Kings put together, as stated by a Tamil writer named Sebastian Rasalingam: http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=63836 Militant... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

By Poet in the Wilderness
The present by force occupant of Temple Trees Seems to have a mindset of the Nineteen Forties Foreign powers are his Masters dark Our lives are too precious for his Royalist lark   Move over and let those who truly love Lanka fair Take Lanka to success and joy rather rare Remove forever the ghostly nightmare And allow rule by those who truly care.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/12/18)

Information published in print and electronic media regarding the debate and actions for the constitutional and political crisis in Sri Lanka show that they have gone beyond the limits.  How many people of Sri Lanka are interested in these matters is difficult to estimate? Few people as a percentage of population in Sri Lanka purchase English, Sinhala and Tamil newspapers and read this information. According to my estimate a less than 0.001% of people are used internet.  In this situation it is quite clear that gossips are dominating in the country than true information. According to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/12/18)

Why do they all want Ranil Wickramasinghe  back,  fear of  discovery of secret dealings, corrupt activities or revelation of Bond Scam Beneficiaries  ?
By Charles S.Perera
Since Maithreepala Sirisena was elected to the high post of the President of Sri Lanka some of us did  not speak well of the President. It was because he sold his mother political party to join a group of vindictive traitors led by the most unloved political leader of the UNP- Ranil Wickramasinghe, to be their common Presidential candidate to become a  rival candidate against  President Mahinda Rajapakse,  after  erasing the memory of  27 years or more of loyal , trusted political bond he had cultivated in a political party in which he  matured for 47... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/12/18)

My observations and concerns of your meeting the former LTTE fighters in Mullaitivu,
 Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada
December 10, 2018 High Commissioner David McKinnon Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka 33A, 5th Lane Colpetty, Colombo 3 Sri Lanka. Dear High Commissioner David McKinnon: I was a bit chafed to see your photo with former LTTE fighters in Mullaitivu in the latest TAMIL GUARDIAN.  The text below the photo read: The former NPC member, T.Ravikaran met with Canada’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka today and urged action on ongoing Tamil concerns. “The continued occupation of land, the Buddhisation of the North-East (that got my goat. I... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/12/18)

Save the country from TNAs Treachery – Part VII
The treacherous TNA continues to  demand directly or indirectly through its proxies from UNP to implement the 13th amendment in  full and grant a written commitment in this regard.  Following the precarious situation faced by the foreign servile UNP and their vicious  attempt to hang on to the government the TNA proxy TELO has demanded from the UNP to give a written assurance that they would implement the 13th Amendment in full, along with land and Police powers and to merge the North and the East as a condition for support  to UNP too form... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/12/18)

PM, ministers not removed; only functions suspended: GL
Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Court of Appeal's restraining order had only stopped the prime minister and the ministers from functioning in their offices and had not declared them unlawful, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) chairman G. L. Peiris said today. He said there was a misconception that the posts of prime minister and those of the ministers had fallen vacant. “This is completely false. The court order has not removed the PM and the ministers from office but had stopped them from carrying out their duties and functioning in their posts,” Prof. Peiris said and added... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/12/18)

President to request CJ to hurry verdict on parliament dissolution
Courtesy Adaderana
President Maithripala Sirisena has stated that he will request the Chief Justice through the Attorney General to deliver the verdict on the dissolution of the parliament without delay. MP Wimal Weerawansa mentioned this earlier today (10) with regard to the fundamental rights petitions filed at the Supreme Court against the President’s decision to dissolve the parliament.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/12/18)

A Judgement that Ensures  a ‘Way Forward’
By Palitha Senanayake
As responsible citizens of this country, I am sure all of us are waiting with bated breath to hear the judgment that is due on the constitutional crisis the country currently faces. The issue before the judiciary is how best to pronounce the way forward for the country when its Executive and the Legislator have locked horns, or in other words when they are not compatible to each other. The purpose of this analysis is not to judge whether the executive is right or the Legislature is right but to envisage the way forward for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/12/18)

නලීන් ද සිල්වා , ගුණදාස අමරසේකර සහ ගණනාථ ඔබේසේකර
 වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
නලීන් ද සිල්වා  සහ  ගුණදාස අමරසේකර යනු බටහිර ලෝකය සියළු  අයහපතේ මූලය ලෙස සිතන්නෝය. ඔවුන්ට බටහිර අජීර්ණය. එහෙත් ඔවුන් තම දරුවන් උසස් අධ්‍යාපනය සඳහාද ජීවත් වීම සඳහාද යැව්වේ බටහිරටය.   ගුණදාස අමරසේකර යනු ශ්‍රී ලංකාව නම් කුඩා දිවයිනට පමණක් සීමාවූ හිටපු දන්ත වෛද්‍යවරයෙකි. ඔහු ගැන අනුරාධපුරයෙන් එහාට මිනිසුන් දන්නේ නැති තරම් ය. නලීන් ද සිල්වා  උසස් අධ්‍යාපනය ලබන්නේ බටහිරය.  ඔහුට බටහිර රටක විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයක තනතුරක් අවශ්‍යව තිබුණි. එහෙත් ඔහුට බටහිර ලෝකයේ තැනක් ලැබෙන්නේ නැත. ඔහුගේ බටහිර විරෝධයේ ආරම්භය එතැනය.එහෙත් ගණනාථ ඔබේසේකර යනු  බටහිර ලෝකයේ ගරුත්වයට පාත්වූ ධීමතෙකි. ඔහු නලීන් ද සිල්වා  සහ  ගුණදාස අමරසේකර  මෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

Lessons for Sri Lanka: How West used Social Media for Arab Spring
By shenali Waduge
Countries that indulge in regime change to remove nationalist/populist leaders & replace with pro-western puppet leaders have found a new tool – the social media. Social media means people’s voice, people’s sentiment but these Western countries have now created templates to manipulate people’s voice, pay to vocalize sentiments that align to their bigger agenda. This is complimented via foreign-funded NGOs that also pay locals to carry out various protests, strikes, forums, musical shows all of course nicely camouflaged as being non-violent, pro-democratic, pro-people as a means to fool the masses to follow them. If Sri Lankans... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

Sunday newspapers in Sri Lanka in Sinhala, English and Tamil published many articles in relation to constitutional crisis of the country and the points mentioned in many articles were beyond the level of understanding of ordinary Sri Lankans as they referred to various legislations and academic style of points and arguments mentioned by lawyers. The points mentioned in the articles were talking about the human rights, power and authority and many aspects.  It seemed that the constitutional matters in Sri Lanka like tax legislation in Wester countries, which cannot be understood by ordinary people, who must... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

Is judiciary independent?
Geethanjana Kudaligamage
Is judiciary independent? This is the question that is buzzing around us and the Colombo city day and night now. One thing we must understand is that Judiciary is occupied by men and women, like any others, who are also members of the same social fabric of the country in point. If the society is virtuous full of law-abiding people, then the people holding positions in the judiciary also might be righteous, honorable and moral, at least majority of them would be so. When a society become corrupt to its core, I doubt if the people in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

Why Ranil must go before MS
By Shivanthi Ranasinghev Courtesy Ceylon Today
At the time of writing, the legal battle to allow for a general election was before the Supreme Court. Outside, the debate was whether we need a presidential or a parliamentary election. Those calling for a presidential election claim that Maithripala Sirisena is the root cause of the current chaos. He is not the root cause, but he engineered the precipitation of events that have resulted in the current dilemma. However, the biggest threat comes from the group that he gave leadership to till 26.10.2018. This group came in the guise of good... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

Asoka Weeraratna Birth Centenary (1918 – 2018)
Press Release German Dharmaduta Society
The 100th Birth anniversary of Asoka Weeraratna will be commemorated at the Mahaweli Centre, Colombo commencing at 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday December 12. 2018 Asoka Weeraratna, born on 12th December 1918 in Galle, played a pioneering role in the dissemination of Buddhism in Germany in the post war period through the German Dharmaduta Society that he founded in 1952. He converted Dr. Paul Dahlke’s Das Buddhistische Haus in Berlin – Frohnau, into a Buddhist Vihara in 1957 by stationing Buddhist monks on a long term footing to spread Buddhism in the West.  He established... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

Progress of the Commission to Investiaget Allegations of Bribery and Corruption (CIABOC)  2017-2018
Press Statement
Bribery Commission is presently in an age of transformation. A prominent aspect in this regard is the maintenance of highest professionalism in the fields of investigation and prosecution. Moreover, for the first time in history, processes are underway to recruit specialised investigators and prevention officers to the commission. after the lapse of 25 years, steps have been taken to amend corresponding laws. Formulation of a National Action Plan as well as the strengthening of international relationships are other key achievements of this year. Above all, the commission has consistently maintained its independence and nonpartisan persona in delivering... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

අල්ලස් කොමිෂන් සභාවේ ප්‍රගතිය  2017-2018
මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශය December 9th press release of CIABOC
අ‍ල්ලස් කොමිෂන් සභාව පසු කරමින් සිටින්නේ පරිවර්තනීය යුගයකි. ඒ අතරින් ප්‍රධාන වන්නේ පැමිණිලි මෙහෙයවීම් සහ විමර්ශනය කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඉහළම වෘත්තීමයභාවයක් මේ වන විට අත්පත් කර ගෙන සිටීමයි. එසේම ඉතිහාසයේ ප්‍රථම වතාවට විශේෂඥ විමර්ශකයන් බඳවා ගැනීමත් නිවාරණ නිලධාරීන් බඳවා ගැනීමත් සඳහා කටයුතු ආරම්භ කර ඇත. තවද අවුරුදු 25 කට පසුව නීතියේ ස‍ංශෝධන කිරීමට අවශ්‍ය පියවර ගනිමින් සිටී. ජාතික වැඩපිළිවෙලක් සකස් කිරීමත් අන්තර්ජාතික සබඳතාවයන් වැඩිදියුණු කිරීමත් මෙම වසර තුළ දී සිදු වූ ඉතාමත් වැදගත් කාර්යයන් වේ. ඒ සියල්ලටම වඩා ස්වාධීන සහ අපක්ෂපාතීභාවය අතින් ඉහළම ප්‍රතිරූපයක් ගොඩනගා ගැනීමට අල්ලස් කොමිෂන් සභාව සමත් වී සිටී. මෙම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

The Rajapaksas, the SLPP and the unfolding Indo-Pacific Great Game
By Robert Blake Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The current political impasse in Sri Lanka marks an important opportunity for Mahinda and Gotabaya Rajapaksa to think about the consequences of their current actions for future support from the United States and others for a government a Rajapaksa could be elected to lead next year. Despite two no-confidence motions against Prime Minister Rajapaksa’s Government and two motions to halt funding for government ministries, Mr. Rajapaksa has refused to step down. "The Rajapaksas enjoyed famously good relations with China during Mahinda’s presidency"
His refusal not only calls into question his... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/18)

Ranil undercuts Sajith by appointing Ravi K as deputy
H. L. D. Mahindapala
A recent photo published in a news paper of a UNP meeting showed Ranil Wickremesinghe presiding, flanked by Sajith Premadasa (on  his right)   and Ravi Karunanayake (on his left). Sajith, of course, had taken  his  rightful place as the  anointed deputy leader of the party. He has proved his loyalty to the Leader and the party by refusing to take over the premiership handed to him by President Maithripala Sirisena. He also fits into the Ranil’s promise of handing over  power to the young and new leadership rising  within the party. Above all, he has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/18)

Incompetent Politicians from 2015 and their Assumed Putative Democracy -Ranil and his Fictional Constitution of SriLanka
Kanthar Balanathan
As soon as the election was over, Ranil from a minority party was appointed as Prime Minister. There is no need to define or highlight what Democracy is to these political kids. The neurotransmitters in the network of the UNP politicians went blank, as they thought they are in power and they can do anything. E.g. Kidds parliament. The only mindset in their brain was how to blame MR & GR to which imbecilic Tamils gave assistance. E.g. Sambanthar and ITAK planned a strategy of accelerating the admonishing / reprimanding act for GOSL. The political strategy, of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/18)

Ranil became PM by trickery and now wants to remain as PM by trickery
By Confused Citizen
It is said that Sri Lankans have short memories and most of the younger generation will not even know some of these facts. When it comes to Ranil Wickremasinghe, he has got away with so many wrongdoings it is unthinkable that he can run as a candidate against MR in the near future and hope to win. What he did at Batalanda against the JVP,  the CFA agreement where he gave a free run to the LTTE in  the north and east, the way he disclosed the names of the army long-range intelligence team to the public... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/18)

Save the country from TNA’s treachery –Part – VI
Before proceeding to write about TNAs treachery and Tamil politics I think it is imperative to write about the great contemporary Sri Lankan patriot Tamara Kuumanayakam who was born into a Tamil family in Colombo and went to Geneva for higher studies and got highly qualified on international affairs and who should be a role model for patriotic Sri Lankans.  The Westernophile butterfly clan of the UNP, the anti Sri Lankan TNA, JEPPOS the anti Sri Lankan elements in other political parties, the dollar voracious NGO vultures, the despicable hooligans  accidentally born in Sri Lanka... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/18)

I feel a burning need to talk about Sharmini Seresinghe.
Diannah Paramour Australia
Ayubowan I feel a burning need to talk about Sharmini Seresinghe. I guess she’s been sheltered her entire life from the hard facts surrounding Sri Lanka’s grandiose yet terrifying history. Those whose blood soaks the white sands are that of soldiers who gave their lives in service, in service to save everyone, including her. As if her article a few years back defaming and insulting the Monks wasn’t enough, now the nasty pen scribbles away yet more hate. In regards to His Excellency Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa I think she must be so immensely jealous of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/18)

SC concludes hearings on parliament dissolution; interim order extended with no date fixed for verdict
Courtesy Adaderana
The Supreme Court today concluded the hearing of the petitions filed challenging the Gazette notification issued by the President dissolving the Parliament. However, no date was fixed for delivering the verdict in the case, despite the conclusion of hearings at around 7.00 p.m. on Friday (7), the fourth consecutive day of court hearings. Meanwhile, the interim order issued by the court, suspending the Gazette notification on the dissolution of Parliament, was extended until the verdict is delivered in the case. During today’s hearing of the petitions, President’s Counsel S. Kanageswaran, representing the Leader of the Tamil National... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/18)

UNP-TNA Separatist Constitution will split our families as in Germany – India - Africa
By shenali Waduge
TNA MP Sumanthiran addressing Tamils in Tamil boldly declared that the new constitution would be going beyond federalism as promised where the Centre will be unable to take back, change, remove or interfere in the powers devolved to the provinces or even reverse all that had been given via another new constitution. This virtually means nothing other than ceding powers permanently whereby we are creating 9 separate & independent states with their own currency, police, military, legal system & conducting their own international relations. More importantly it would mean families will get split & travel restrictions... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/18)

Have the Appeal Court Judges of Sri Lanka  dropped from another planet ?
By Charles S.Perera
The absurdity of the Appeal Court interim ruling to  prevent the Prime Minister and his cabinet of Ministers from carrying out their functions is seen only in reading the  reasons given  by the two judges for their absurd, unjust, anti Mahinda Rajapakse judgement. The duo had certainly acted not according to the rule of the law, but some prejudice based on their own  personal views favourable to those of 122  movers of the No Confidence Motion in a parliament consisting of 225 parliamentarians. The appeal court judges had not observed the absence of the 103 parliamentarians... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/18)

මම සුප්‍රීම් උසාවියේ රජ්ජුරුවෝ උනොත්!
සුදත් ගුනසේකර
4.12.2018. අපි පාසෑල් යන කාලේ රචනාවක්  ලියන්ට  නිතර දෙන මාතෘකාවන් දෙකක් තිබ්බා. එ තමා "මට රුපියල් ලක්ශයක් ලෙබුනොත් සහ මට රටෙ රජකම ලෑබුනොත්" කියන දෙක. අද රට සහ ජාතිය මුහුණ පාලා තියෙන විවස්තාව පිලිබඳ නඩු වැල ඉදිරියේ මට හිතුනා “මම සුප්‍රීම් උසාවියේ රජ්ජුරුවෝ නම් මම මේකට දෙන නන්ඩු තීන්දුව” කියන මාතෘකාව ගෑන හුදීජන පහන්සන්වේගය   සඳහා පොඩි රචනාවක් ලියන්ට. මේ අර්බුදයෙන් ගොඩ ඒම සඳහා මගෙ තීන්දුව  දීමේ දී  පලමුවත්,  දෙවනුවත් ඒ වගේම තෙවනුවත් අවසානවසයෙනුත් මමනම් සලකා බලන  ප්‍රධාන කාරනය වශයෙන් සලකන්නේ රටේ හා ජනතාවගේ යහපත සහ රටේ ආරක්ෂාව. එම නිසා 1පලමුවම මම  අබියාචන  උසාවියෙන් පවතින අමාත්තිය මන්ඩලයට විරුධව දීලා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/18)

අධිකරණයෙන් යුක්තිය යදින ටී.එන්.ඒ. ‘මහත්වරුන්ගේ’ යටගියාව
ආචාර්ය චමිල ලියනගේ
මේ දින වල සුමන්තිරන් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරයා නිතර දෙවේලේ ජනමාධ්‍ය ඔස්සේ දැකගන්නට ලැබේ. ඒ ඔහු උසාවි යන නිසාය. ඔහු සමග ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුනද, මුස්ලිම් නායකයින්ද, එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයද අධිකරණයට යන එන රූපරාමු නිතර දැකගැනීමට පුලුවන. පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ බහුතරය නම් වූ සටන් පාඨය එකම පිහිට කරගනිමින් 2015දී බහුතරයකින් තොර රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා  රටේ අගමැති වූ අයුරුත්, ආර්.සම්බන්ධන් මහතා විපක්ෂ නායකයා වූයේ ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදයේ කවර නම් සිද්ධාන්ත අනුවදැයි යන්නත් අපි තවම කල්පනා කරමු. එවෙලේ අමතක වූ ආන්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ වගන්ති උපුටමින් අධිකරණයෙන් පිහිට පතන මේ සන්ධානය වනාහි අදිසි සමාගයක් නොවන බව අපගේ අදහසයි. එහෙත් ඒ සන්ධානයේ ඉතිහාසය පිරික්සීමට වඩා වර්තමානයේ උද්ගතව ඇති දේශපාලනික වටාපිටාව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/18)

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