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ගොළු මුහුදට තල්ලුවෙන සිංහලයින්
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B.,Ph.D.
ලංකාව නමැති ඉඩම් කෑල්ලේ දෙමළ ජනයා ව්‍යාප්තවී ඇති ආකාරය පෙන්වන පහත දැක්‌වෙන සිතියම් වැදගත් වන්නේ රටේ ඉතිහාසය හා භූගෝල විද්‍යාව ගැන නොදන්නා දේශපාලකයින්, භාෂාව අනුව රට බෙදීමට යාම කෙතරම් අඥාන ක්‍රියාවක්ද යන්න වටහා ගැනීම සඳහාය. ලංකාවේ සුළු ජන වර්‌ග මහජාතිය සමඟ මිශ්‍රව ඇත්තේ හරියට බිත්‌තර කීපයක් ඔම්ලට් සඳහා කළවම් කරා වගේය. විග්නේශ්වරන් උතුරේ මහ ඇමති ලඟදී කිව් පරිදි 1948 සිට සිංහල ආණ්ඩු දෙමළ ජන සංහාරයක් කරගෙන යනවා නම් මේ සිතියම්වලින් පේන අන්‌දමට දෙමළ ජනයා සිංහල ප්‍රදේශවල සීසීකඩවී විසිරී ජීවත්‌වන්නේ කෙසේද? ලංකාව ටැමිල්නාඩ් කොටසක් නොවී බේරුණේ මුහුදින් ලැබුණ ආරක්‍ෂාව නිසාය. එය එංගලන්තය නැපෝලියන්ගෙන් හා හිට්ලර්ගෙන්‌ බේරුණා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/03/17)

Govt. wasted $4.3 billion - Bandula
Courtesy Adaderana
MP Bandula Guawardana stated that the current government had wasted over $4.3 billion to prevent the Lankan rupee from depreciating, during a press conference held earlier today (28).  He further added that although the current finance minister promised to bring the buying price of the dollar down to Rs.130 within a week, it is still at Rs.154. Bandula elaborated by saying that the money used to bring the buying price of the dollar down come from the selling foreign currency reserves to the money market.  He concluded by stating that if the government hadn't wasted $4.3 billion... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/03/17)

A little book summarizing “How the IMF sabotaged third world development”.
Reviewed By Professor Chandre Dharmawardana, Ottawa, Canada.
Dr. Gavin Karunaratne, a seasoned administrator and Economist trained at the University of Michigan. He has presented to the reading public a little book of 60 pages, where he takes up cudgels against the International Monetary Fund. The story is told using his newspaper articles and editorial comments going back to almost two decades and racing up to modern times. The story begins in the era of the Ranil-Chandrika cohabitation era when Prof. Sachs, Director of the UN Millennium Project and a stalwart of the IMF visited Sri Lanka in 2003. Other... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/03/17)

Eliminating dengue menace – the DDT approach
Professor Chandre Dharmawardana Canada.
March 27, 2017, 8:46 pm Dr. K. Rajendra, writing to the Sunday Island, 26th March, makes some very important points on how to detect and deal with Dengue fever. I wish to engage on one of his comments and state how Dengue can in fact be completely eliminated rapidly, and in an environmentally safe and inexpensive manner. Dr. Rajendra mentions that "In the old days there were major epidemics of smallpox, malaria and polio. Despite not having all the facilities that the present generation has – like transport, communication and modern technology these illnesses were totally... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/03/17)

එම්. ජී. නන්දිසිරි ගමගේ සහ 71 කැරැල්ල අත්දැකීම්
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංගගේ 71 කැරැල්ල ආරම්භයේ සිට අවසානය දක්වා පුර්ණ සමාලෝචනයක් කෘතිය ඇසුරෙනි 
අතීත කැරලිකරුවන් සොයා ගිය ගමනේදි මට තවත් සුවිශේෂ පුද්ගලයෙකු මුණ ගැසුනි. ඔහු නමින් එම්. ජී. නන්දිසිරි ගමගේ හෙවත් පේරාදේණිය නන්දේයි. නන්දසිරි ගමගේ 1969 දී එම්.අයි.එෆ්. 5 භූමි භාගයේ විශේෂ ඒකකයට අයත් මෝටර් රථවල අංක ලියා ගනිමින් සිටියදී එම්.අයි.එෆ්. 5 විසින් ඔහු අත් අඩංගුවට ගන්න ලදි. දැනට ශි‍්‍ර ලංකාවේ කාන්තාවන්ගේ සංවර්ධන සේවා සමූපකාර සමිතියේ සාමාන්‍යධිකාරි වන නන්දසිරි ගමගේ මහතා අතීත මතකයන් ගැන කලේ මෙලෙසයි. ‘මම විජේවීරගේ දේශපාලන ව්‍යාපරයට ඇදී ආවේ 1967 අග භාගයේදි. එතකොට මම පේරාදෙණිය විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ පළමු වසරේ අධ්‍යන සිසුවෙක්. මම හැදෑරුවේ සිංහල, ඉතිහාසය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/03/17)

Are tourism authorities wearing blinkers
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando
A British citizen (born to Sri Lankan parents) living in Switzerland spent three weeks in his paternal roots recently. His experience has been a mixture of attentiveness, excitement, and fascination and at times hilarious with a few repulsive, disturbing and irritating experiences. At Zurich airport, Emirates Airlines did not permit him to board the plane, despite having a valid entry visa (obtained on line). The airline's refusal was based on the fact that his British passport's validity was five days short of six months! The problem compounded when the visitor arguing on the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/03/17)

Disappointed Jaffna citizens protest
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
  “A mass protest was held in Jaffna at 3 p.m. yesterday against Tamil Nadu politicians Thol. Thiruvmavalavan, T. Velmurugan and Y. Gopalaswamy, who prevented the superstar of Tamil cinema, Rajinikanth, visiting Jaffna to hand-over the keys of 150 houses, built by Lyca, (a private firm based in London) to homeless people who had been affected by the separatist war.” Head lines in the newspapers these days is about the South Indian Actor who has been invited to hand over houses built by a telecom  company owned by a Sri Lanka Tamil. It is good that diaspora... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/03/17)

Another Indian threat: India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj threatens Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge
Every time a Chinese high-powered delegation arrives in Sri Lanka, India throws a salvo - “Our aim is to protect the interests of Tamils in Sri Lanka. You can achieve this through two means, by either doing it forcefully or through persuasion”. Sushma Swaraj goes on to say that Sri Lanka war crimes is a cause of pain and anguish for India. Firstly, it is good for India to remember that if Tamils are citizens of Sri Lanka it is the Sri Lankan Government that must protect the interests of those Tamil citizens and not India.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/03/17)

The history of UNP’s deceptions, betrayals and oppressions Part V
By : A.A.M.NIZAM - MATARA 
The evil trio the United States, Britain and the hegemonic India pumped in millions of Dollars, Euros and Indian rupees to finance their malicious plan to depose Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s populist regime. The Tamil diaspora which was eagerly waiting for an opportunity to take vengeance from President Mahinda Rajapaksa for dhattering their Eelam dream by vanquishing the LTTE terrorists also cheerfully volunteered with funds and other resources joined the evil trio to promote the plan. Accordingly, clandestine negotiations were held between the UNP, the TNA and the Tamil diaspora on the role to be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/03/17)

I want all Sinhala Patriots to read the following Vituperative and malicious bogus accusation
Dr Sudath Gunasekara President Mahanuwara Sinhala Bauddha Puravesiyange Sanvidhanaya
I want all Sinhala Patriots to read the following Vituperative and malicious bogus accusation made against the President and Muradevata  band of revere Buddhist monks and the patriotic environmentalists organizations by a Muslim fanatic by the name Hilmy Ahamed Dr Sudath Gunasekara President Mahanuwara Sinhala Bauddha Puravesiyange Sanvidhanaya 28.3.2017 The Political Hypocrisy Of President Maithripala Sirisena - Muslim IDPs Tossed Out Kamal Rajapakse   ----- Original Message ----- From: Kamal Rajapakse Subject: The Political Hypocrisy Of President Maithripala Sirisena - Muslim IDPs Tossed Out The Political Hypocrisy Of President Maithripala... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/03/17)

Look at this idiotic statement by a man called a Chief Minister in the Tamilandu State of India
Dr Sudath Gunasekara
Home States Tamil Nadu reports Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami urges Modi for measures on ‘war-footing’ as 12 more fishermen detained in Sri Lanka  By Express News Service  |   Published: 27th March 2017 02:42 AM  |  Last Updated: 27th March 2017 02:42 AM  |   A+A A-   |  CHENNAI: Urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue of detention of fishermen and impounding of their boats at the ‘highest diplomatic level’ with Sri Lanka, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday sought early action for a permanent solution to the problem and long-term diversification measures... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/03/17)

Will we ever learn?
by Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D. Centre for Global Poverty Alleviation, London
I am reproducing a paper written and published one and a half decades ago which shows that we have never learned from our.  mistakes.  I highlight the fact that even at this late hour when our economy is in tatters, our leaders will concentrate on building up our economy, learning from our past mistakes. Sovereignty goes out of the window
by Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D. Centre for Global Poverty Alleviation, London
September 11, 2001 has made a large difference in the American people. Many are the vehicles that carry... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/03/17)

Ranil’s reckless radicalism Is green the new red?
By Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy The Island
Mao Zedong once famously chided a group of young loyalists, saying, "You say you want to make a revolution, but you don’t know where the bourgeoisie is! The bourgeoisie is in the party!"  Similarly, I have long wanted to see an "anti-systemic" movement and struggle (to use my old professor, the iconic Immanuel Wallerstein’s concept) but have not known where the most "anti-systemic" element is, in this country. That is until now. But I have change I have had an epiphany. It has dawned on me that the most radical political leader in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/03/17)

The TULF demands the Leader of the Opposition to take immediate action on the following crucial matters.
V.Anandasangaree  Secretary General - TULFTamil United Liberation Front
I am in full agreement with Hon.R.Sampanthan Leader of the Opposition, that the Tamils have reached their limits of tolerance, but not now. It happened long ago. They are now forced to come to a decision to demand your resignation from the office of the Leader of the opposition, which office you had been using to defend the Government, much against the wish of the people, not only the Tamils but people of all ethnic groups. Most of the problems that you have enumerated in your statement, such as release of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/03/17)

Sri Lanka’s First Ever Public Open Mosque Day Held
Sri Lanka News
The Visit My Mosque Program, a unique interfaith initiative involving opening up mosques for visitors of other faiths was held at Akbar Mosque in Colombo on 26th of March, 2017. The public ‘Open Mosque Day’ was the first of its kind and was an immense success with nearly 100 visitors participating to learn about Islam and the role of mosques. Visitors were also offered free calligraphy of their names in beautiful Arabic script and traditional Muslim foods among other things. Asiff Hussein, Vice President, Outreach, Centre for Islamic Studies, which organized the program in association... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/03/17)

THE REPULIC OF CHINA AND CONTEMPORARY SRI LANKA (1)
KAMALIKA  PIERIS
Sri Lanka has had cordial links with China from ancient times. The Sinhala kings had continuous diplomatic links with the Chinese emperors, from Anuradhapura times to the medieval period. In the post independence period too, there were good relations between the two countries. The Peoples Republic of China was established in October 1, 1949 and Sri Lanka recognised it soon after on January 6, 1950.  Then came the Ceylon-China trade agreement of 1952, known as the ‘Rubber - Rice pact’.   J.B.Kelegama said that this Pact was undoubtedly the most useful trade agreement negotiated by Sri Lanka and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/03/17)

සරත් ෆොන්සේකා මහින්දට ස්තුතිවන්ත විය යුතුයි
නලින් ද සිල්වා
බුද්ධි අංශ නිලධාරීන් අත් අඩංගුවට ගැනීම රාජ්‍යාරක්‍ෂාවට ප්‍රශ්නයක් වෙනවා. චන්ද්‍රකාට නම් අත් අඩංගුවට ගැනීම වරදක් නො වෙයි. ඇය ඔවුන් වරදකරුවන් ලෙස සලකනවා විය හැකියි. අප මතක තබා ගත යුත්තක් නම් මෙතෙක් මේ කිසිවකු ලංකාවේ උසාවියක දී වරදකරුවන් වී නොමැති බවයි. බුද්ධි අංශ නිලධාරීන් අත් අඩංගුවට ගැනීම පිළිබඳ සතුටු වන්නේ කවුරුන් ද යන්න සොයා බැලුවහොත් පැහැදිලි වනු ඇත්තේ ඒ පිරිස කිසියම් ආකාරයකින් නමුත් සිංහල විරෝධීන් වන බවයි. බුද්ධි අංශ නිලධාරීන් අත් අඩංගුවට ගැනීමට අවශ්‍ය වන්නේ ද සිංහල විරෝධීන්ටයි.  ආණ්ඩුව මොනවා කිව්වත් මේ නිලධාරීන් අත් අඩංගුවට ගන්නේ අවසාන වශයෙන් ගෝඨාභය හා මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ අත් අඩංගුවට ගැනීමටයි. ලොවේ දරුණුම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/03/17)

නීතිය නැවීම හා කැඩීම
නලින් ද සිල්වා
නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් සම්පාදනය කර දෙමළ ජාතිවාදයට කප්පන් දීම සඳහා බටහිරයන් හා ඉන්දියාව, විශේෂයෙන් ම ඔවුන්ගේ ඔත්තු සේවා විසින් පිහිටුවනු ලැබූ ආණ්ඩුව රට විකිණීම හා රට බෙදීම තම ප්‍රධාන කාර්යය බවට පත් කරගෙන තිබෙනවා. ආණ්ඩුව විකිණීමට යන්නේ, දැනටමත් විකිණීමට ගිවිසුම් අත්සන් කර ඇත්තේ, උතුරු හා නැගෙනහිර පළාත්වලින් පිට ඇති ඉඩම් හා දේපොළ. උතුරු හා නැගෙනහිර පළාත්වල ඉඩම් හා දේපොළ දෙමළ ජාතිවාදී ඊළමකට ලබා දීමට ආණ්ඩුව අදහස් කරනවා ද? ඒසේ වන්නේ දෙමළ ජාතිවාදයේ අවශ්‍යතාවට ද? හම්බන්තොට ඉඩම් විකිණීම පිළිබඳ දෙමළ ජාතික සංධානයේ ස්ථාවරය කුමක් ද? සුපුරුදු පරිදි ඔවුන්ට ඒ පිළිබඳ ස්ථාවරයක් නැද්ද? සම්බන්ධන්ගේ විරුද්ධ පක්‍ෂ නායකකම උතුරු හා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/03/17)

වාම ජාතිකවාදය
පේරාදෙනිය විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ දර්ශන අංශයේ ජෙෂ්ඨ කථිකාචාර්ය චරිත හේරත්
යුතුකම සංවාද කවයමේ දිනවල ඇහෙන එක් ප‍්‍රධාන මාතෘකාවක් වන්නේ ඇමති මණ්ඩලයේ සංශෝධනයක් නුදුරුරේම සිදුවන බවය. මේ සදහා එකගතාවක් ජනපති සහ අගමැති අතර ඇතැයි ඇතැම්හූ පවසන අතර මේ ගැන ඒ දෙදනා අතර කිසිම එකගතාවක් නැතැයි තවත් සමහරු පවසති. අනෙක් හැම ප‍්‍රශ්නයකදිම මෙන්ම මෙතැනදිත් එවැනි දෙපැත්තට ඇදිමක් තිබිය හැකි වුවත් රටට මෙහිදි වැදගත් වන්නේ ඒ දෙදනාගේ අදහස් එකිනෙකට නොගැලපෙන්නේ ඇයිදැයි විමසීම පමණක් නොවේ. මේ කියන ආකාරයේ ඇමති මාරුවක් මගින් මේ මොහොතේ විසදන්නට බලාපොරොත්තු වන්නේ කුමන ගැටලූවදැයි දැනගැනීමත් රට පැත්තෙන් වැදගත්ය. කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය යලි ‘අනන්නේ’ (reshuffle) කුමකටදැයි හරියටම දන්නේ ජනපති-අගමැති දෙදනා පමණක් වන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/03/17)

යුගයක ඇරඹුම් සටහන
බණ්ඩාර දසනායක  යුතුකම සංවාද කවය
2015 වසර ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට එහි ජාතිකත්වය පැත්තෙන් බොහෝ අවාසනාවන්ත සිදුවීම් වලට මුහුන දීමට සිදුවූ වසරක් විය. ඒ 2015 ජනවාරි 8 ජාතිකත්ව කඳවුරේ සිට විජාතික නරි රැල වෙත රැවටිලිකාර පොදු අපේක්ෂකයෙකු හරහා ආණ්ඩු බලය මාරු වීමේ ප්‍රධාන හැරවුම් ලක්ෂ්‍යය සටහන් වීමත් සමගයි. ඉන් පසුවට දිගින් දිගටම ජාතිකත්වය පසුබසිද්දී විජාතික හතුරු බලවේග ශක්තිමත් විය. ලංකාවේ මේ විජාතික සතුරු කඳවුරට සහය දෙමින් ඊට පිටුබලය සපයනු ලැබුවේ බටහිර යුදෙවු නිරාගමික නූතනවාදී බලවේගයේ අන්තර්ජාතික එකමුතුවයි. මේ එකමුතුවේද නායකත්වය දරනු ලැබුවේ එවකට ඇමරිකානු ජනපති වූ බැරැක් ඔබාමාය. ඔහුට ඇමරිකානු ජාතිකත්වයට වඩා තිබුණේ යුදෙවු නිරාගමික නූතනත්වය පදනමට ගත් ජාත්‍යන්තරවාදයකි. ඇමරිකානු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/03/17)

UNHRC and its resolutions on Sri Lanka
By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island
March 26, 2017, 7:39 pm Although the separatist armed conflict ended in May 2009, the first UNHRC Resolution on "Promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka" was in April 2012. This was followed by Resolutions in March 2013; March 2014 and September 2015. However, the Resolution of September 2015 is markedly different to all previous Resolutions as explained below. The Resolution of 2012 contains only three paragraphs. It essentially calls on the Government of Sri Lanka to develop an action plan to "implement the constructive recommendations made in the report of the Lessons Learnt... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/03/17)

Ajit Doval’s unfolding debacle in Sri Lanka
By C. A. Chandraprema
March 26, 2017, 6:50 pm The Indian press carried anxious commentaries about the recent visit of Chinese Defence Minister General Chang Wanquan to Sri Lanka. India Today observed that this visit took place amidst warnings issued by the Chinese media to the effect that Beijing will fight back if New Delhi tries to interfere in China’s relations with other South Asian countries. The New Indian Express speculated that the purpose of the Chinese Defence Minister’s visit could be to re-establish military ties with Colombo. What we are now seeing is the unravelling of all the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/03/17)

Monetary Board probe reveals heavy EPF loss 9.5 Bn loss Central Bank bond scams
By Shyam Nuwan Ganewatta Courtesy The Island
March 26, 2017, 12:00 pm A special investigation, commissioned by the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, has revealed that bond scams under the current government have caused a staggering loss of about Rs. 10 billion to the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF). A report prepared by the investigation committee is scheduled to be submitted, within next few days, to the Committee on Public Accounts and the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the controversial bond transactions. The report was submitted to the Monetary Board meeting on March 23, according to highly... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/03/17)

The history of UNP’s deceptions, betrayals and oppressions Part IV of Part V
By : A.A.M.NIZAM - MATARA
By the year 2000, the pig headed old hag Chandrika’s government became unpopular due to stagnation of development activities in the country and the economic growth of the country recording a negative growth for the first time. Under these circumstances, Minister S.B.Dissanayake and several other Ministers left the People’s Alliance government and joined the UNP. Ranil Wickremasinghe came forwarded to contest the 2000 General Election as the leader of the UNP giving a plethora of promises which included a peaceful end to the war, to give gold bracelets, gold chains and denim trousers to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/03/17)

A FAIRER VIEW OF THE GENERAL’S BOOK
By Rohana R. Wasala
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s critical observation that retired Major General Kamal Gunaratne’s book containing his personal war memoirs “Road to Nandikadal” (Vijitha Yapa Bookshop, Colombo, 2016) “becomes a war crime dossier” was reported in an article published in the Sunday Island of March 19, 2017 (a reproduction of a news report from the prestigious ECONOMYNEXT website penned by its Political Correspondent appearing there on the same day). The FM unequivocally condemns it as “a catalogue of atrocities committed by government forces since early 1980s”. It is difficult for a fair-minded non-political Sri Lankan to let... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/03/17)

21 වන සියවසට මෝහන ප්‍රසංග කලාව
රුවන් ඇන්ටන් දියලගොඩ
වේදිකාව ඉදිරියේ හුන් ප්‍රෙක්ෂකයින් කිහිප දෙනෙකුම වේදිකාව මතට ඇදි ‍ගොස් සංදර්ශකයින් බවට පත්ව ඇත. කළු උපැස් යුවලක් පැළැඳ කළු ටයි පටියක් දමා ගත් පුද්ගලයාගේ බසට ඔවුන් අවනත වී ඇති සෙයකි. දෑස් ‍ගෙන එක් අත් ගෙන එක් අතක් ඉහලට ඔසවා ගත් වේදිකාව මත සිටියවුන් සියුම් සංගීතයට අනුව දෙපා තබයි. මෙලෙස සංගීතයට අනුව දෙපා තබන තරුණයකු අසලට පැමිණි කළු  ටයි පටියක් පැලඳ ගත් තැනැත්තා ඔහුගෙන් යමක් විමසයි.....             “ඔබ දැන් මෝහනයට පත් වෙලා නේද” ?             “නැහැ..... නැහැ..... ඔබට මාව මෝහනය කරන්න බැහැ”             “හොඳයි මම දැන් තුනට ගනිනවා මා “තුන” යැයි පවසන විට, ඔබ හතර ගාතෙන්,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/03/17)

Sexuality Discussed by the Jātaka Storyteller
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge
The first evidence of attitudes towards sex comes from the ancient texts of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism (Chakraborty & Thakurata, 2013). Many centuries before Sigmund Freud, Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, Albert Moll or D.H. Laurence the Tantric Buddhist monks discussed the wider aspects of human sexuality. Tantric is often viewed as the third major school of Buddhism, Tantric philosophy has a complex, and multifaceted system of Buddhist thought and practice which evolved over several centuries and encompasses much inconsistency and a variety of opinions (Macmillan Encyclopedia of Buddhism, 2004). Based on the general definition human... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/03/17)

මහ ඇමති විග්නේශ්වරන් සහ ආචාර්ය සුර්ය ගුනසේකරයන් අතර “සිලෝන් ටුඩේ” පුවත්පතේ පලවන සංවාදය
සුර්යවංශය යලි ගොඩනැගීමේ පදනමෙන්  
I like to talk to diehard Sinhala chauvinists – Wigneswaran (සිලෝන් ටුඩේ පුවත්පතේ පළවූ මුල් ලිපිය )
By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan
Nothern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran said, " We need to have the North and East merged to avoid Sinhalisation of the North and East. Today Sinhalisation is taking place at a rapid rate". Excerpts: ?: The second of the "Eluga Thamil" series was held in Batticaloa recently. People say it's the name that is different from "Pongu Thamil" that was hosted by the Tigers. Isn't it the same concept; awakening the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/03/17)

SRI LANKA & LONDON TERROR
Malin Abeyatunge
While the Britain sponsored  (America did not sponsor the resolution this year) UNHRC Resolution against Sri Lanka war crimes (mind you for having conclusively defeating the most brutal terrorist organisation in the world called LTTE by the forces of President Rajapaksa) Theresa May new British PM had to taste the brutality of terrorism this week  at their own house of sanctity the British Parliament. Though it’s a lone wolf or group sponsored, British media described as a terror attack by a terrorist. Since Theresa May would have been in British politics over many years observing LTTE terrorism... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/03/17)

New High Commission and improving access to South Asia from Down Under
Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM, Spokesperson, United Sri Lanka Assn. Lower Hutt, New Zealand.
The Editor, Dompost. Dear Editor, The announcements on Friday by the NZ government of plans to open a High Commission in Sri Lanka is welcome news to all. Not only trade but other mutually beneficial activities like tourism and travel   would also benefit from this . However, we wish to point out that difficulty of air access between the two countries is the major impediment to growth in these areas now. Though direct flying time  between Auckland and Colombo should only be about 10 hours, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/03/17)

ප්රෝඩා ජන මත විචාරණය පරාද කිරීමට මහින්ද ඇතුළු එකාබධ්ධයට නොහැකිවුනොත් 
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න 
සියලු සුළු වාර්ගික චන්ද සහ දේශද්‍රෝහී සිංහලයන්ගේ ත් බෞද්ධ විරෝධීන්ගේත් චන්ද ලබා ගෙන අලුත් ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් අනුමත කිරීම සඳහා පවත්වන ජන මත විචාරණයක් ජය ගැනීමට යහපාලන රජය ට කිසියම් හැකියාවක් අතය් දේශප්‍රේමී ජනතාව අතර දැන් දැඩි බියක් ඇත ..සිංහලේ ඉතිහාසයේ මෙතෙක් කිසිකලෙක නොවූ විරු අන්දමින් සිංහල බෞද්ධ උරුමය මරාදමා මිනී පෙට්ටියේද බහා අන්තිම ඇ නයත් ගැසීමටබටහිරයන් හා ඉන්දියානුවන් මේ වනවිට රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ නම් අන්ග්ලිකානුවා යොදවා ඇත . 1796 සිටම ඉංග්‍රීසින්ගේ පරම අභිලාශය වුනේ මෙයය් ...මේ පාර නම් එය නොවරදවාම ඉටුකිරීමට ඔවුහු දන්නා සියලු උප්පරවැට්ටි යොදනු ඇත .මෙතෙක් ජාතියේ මුරදෙවතාවන්ව සිටි භික්ෂුන් වහන්සේලාගෙන් සමහරෙක්ද මේ සඳහා රනිල්ට උදව්වට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/03/17)

වරාය ගිවිසුමේ අනුකමිටුවෙන් ඇමැති චම්පික ඉවත් වෙයි
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
When I read above news I am compelled to quote….. “I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other…………. Napoleon Bonaparte” If the change his cloak from lion to fox for no reason I cannot see how this government can run .It is a clear indication that Generals in the war are divided, and the Emperor is losing the grip.Governent is fighting a war at all fronts and the generals should be united . It is high time that the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/03/17)

Sri Lankan Lawyer pleads for Animal Rights
Senaka Weeraratna
Colombo: The election for the 24th President of the Bar Association takes place on February 21, 2017 . Three candidates have presented nominations for the post of the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL), namely Anura B. Maddegoda, U.R. de Silva and R. Thangaraja. They have distributed their election manifesto to the members of the BASL. While the manifestos address issues of much relevance to the members in respect to their day to day requirements and professional duties, and Human Rights, there is a corresponding deafening silence on Animal Rights. Animals have no votes... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/03/17)

Yogi Adityanath's Uttar Pradesh: Meat traders, butchers feel the heat, shut slaughterhouses in panic
 Posted by Ashna Kumar Courtesy Mail Today
Meanwhile, the fate of a large workforce employed by these abattoirs remains a tricky issue for the new government. In Saharanpur district, only five slaughterhouses operate legally. But there are countless others that run clandestinely from homes. Israr, a butcher, told India Today that he hoped the Adityanath government would not attack his livelihood. "First of all, I congratulate this government. Yogi Adityanath is our CM. He's the CM of the entire state. He's good human being," said Israr. "I hope he will work for everyone's welfare. No slaughterhouse should be closed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/03/17)

Unofficial websites in Lanka visa scam
By Leon Berenger Courtesy Ceylon Today
Thousands of foreign visitors arriving in the country are being ripped-off by several  unofficial off-shore based websites who are handling Lankan landing visas in exchange for staggering fees, while the authorities in Colombo remain helpless, it was revealed yesterday. An unknown number of websites or even more are currently in operation and are known to be handling thousands of Sri Lankan visit visas to unsuspecting foreign clients, Immigration and Emigration Chief Nihal Ranasinghe said yesterday. He added that these websites collect the necessary data from the client and later formalize the visa procedure through... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/03/17)

No foreign judges or hybrid court
By Skandha Gunasekara Courtesy Ceylon Today
The effects of the pressure on the government from the international community to investigate alleged war crimes and to bring about reconciliation were evident in Parliament this week with the government making statements on the matter while the JVP slamming the government for attempting to renew a military deal with the US. Minister of Justice, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, in Parliament this week criticized the international community for making unrealistic demands from the government. While taking part in the scheduled debate he charged that investigating war crimes while simultaneously trying to bring about reconciliation was impractical... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/03/17)

Some insights into the attempt to impeach President Premadasa
by Nihal Seneviratne (Former Secretary General of Parliament)
March 25, 2017, 5:12 pm It was as usual a sunny morning in Sri Jayawardenepura - Kotte in Aug. 1991 when Anil Moonesinghe, MP, walked into my room and sat down. He opened his conversation by saying "Nihal, you will be at the centre of a big controversy very soon". I was quite puzzled by this remarks and asked him "why me of all people?" Anil smiled and said "you will know soon" and walked out of my room. I continued to be puzzled by his remark. Anil happened to be a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/03/17)

The history of UNP’s deceptions, betrayals and oppressions Part III of Part V
By : A.A.M.NIZAM - MATARA
When the despotic J.R.Jayawardene completed his 12 year term in 1989, and became unable to contest for a third term, he sponsored R.Premadasa who was the Prime Minister at that time to contest as UNP’s presidential candidate in the 1989 election. The JVP which was carrying out a terror campaign during this time except in the Northern and Eastern provinces urged the people not to vote in the election and threatened to shoot those who proceeded to vote.  The UNP welcomed this dreadful JVP decree as it has been found by UNP intelligent sources... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/03/17)

Mirage – the great Tamil novel of our  time
H. L. D. Mahindapala
When two distinguished authorities on the history of Jaffna  --  Bishop S. Jebanesan of the Jaffna Diocese of  the Church of South India, and Richard Fox Young who holds a Chair in the Princeton Theological Seminary, USA., – collaborated to translate the novel Mirage (Kanal in Tamil), depicting the plight of the despised Tamil outcasts (Dalits) of the  North, it automatically raised the significance and the value of the novel to a level way above the rest of modern Tamil literature. In addition to recognising its literary merits,  their selective act to translate this  particular... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/03/17)

Has Sri Lanka already ceased to be a unitary and sovereign State?
 Dr Sudath Gunasekara President Mahanuwara Sinhala Jesta purawesiyange Sanvidhanaya
24. 3 2017 I am Copying here few extremist News Headlines a trend that has to be arrested immediately 1 Wigneswaran tells Malik to withdraw Army from North 2 Canadian Toronto mayor has discussions with NPC Chief Minister  Wigneswaran  3 Wrong to give Sri Lanka more time on accountability: Wigneswaran 4 NPC resolution sent to UN human rights chief Has Sri Lanka already ceased to be a unitary and sovereign State? Were the two Provinces, North and East have already been handed over on a platter by a traitorous... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/03/17)

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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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