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Only Parliament can abolish Executive Presidency - G.L
Dharma Sri Abeyratne Courtesy The Daily News
The Executive Presidency cannot be abolished by a President since it has to be done through Parliament, External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris said. Even though executive powers are vested with the President in accordance with Article 4 B of the Constitution,the President is not able to abolish the Executive Presidency, since those powers have been vested in the Parliament by the Constitution. Therefore, common candidate Maithripala Sirisena cannot abolish the Executive Presidency even if he is elected by accident. Moreover, according to the Constitution, he (Sirisena)... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/14)

UNP CHASES WAR HEROES AND ME FOR ‘WAR CRIMES' - PRESIDENT
Chaminda Perera  Courtesy The Daily News
Al Jazeera: UNP MP and nominal ex Govt. MP egged on Tiger ‘war crimes' advocate Some elements that stated in the past that talking about ending terrorism is a rotten subject, now take pride in claiming over Al Jazeera Television that the war heroes who ended terrorism in Sri Lanka may be taken before War Crimes Tribunals, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday. He said when Global Tamil Forum spokesman Suren Surendiren spoke about... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/14)

Rathika Sitsabaesan insulting Canadian Veterans
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada
28 November 2014 Rathika Sitsabaiesan, NDPs Rookie MP for Scarborugh-Rouge River, Ontario House of Commons, Ottawa Hon. Steven Blaney, Minister for Public Safety; Hon. Tom Mulcair, MP, Leader of the NDP and the Oppositio;  Hn. Julian Fantino, Minister of Veteran Affairs. Dear Rathika: You have humiliated our Democratic Institution, the House of Commons, having disgraced our Veterans who went to war and made an ultimate sacrifice to let us live in peace and enjoy freedom, and what you are enjoying in your adopted home, Canada. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/14)

Personality Disorders Described in the Jātaka Stories
Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge 
Jātaka stories describe various personality types and it could be regarded as an ancient book of personality psychology. Different types of personalities and personality traits can be found in these stories. Personality has to do with individual differences among people in behavior patterns, cognition and emotion. It is a set of enduring behavioural and mental traits.  Personality is defined as an individual's characteristic style of behaving, thinking, and feeling (Schacter, Gilbert, & Wegner, 2009). Personality development is the development of the organized pattern of behaviors and attitudes that makes a person distinctive and unique. Personality formation is a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/14)

"SAJITH FOR PRESIDENT" - PLAN "B" by PREMADASA LOYALISTS
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
Mr Ranil Wickremasinghe's (RW) decision  to recruit Mr Maithipala Sirisena as the Common Candidate has angered a vast majority of UNP die-hard supporters, particularly the loyalists of Mr Sajith Premadasa (SP).   According to well  informed  sources, the UNP supporters  in the SP camp are at logger-heads with RW for the massive let down of their leader (SP) for bringing humiliation to Sajith in public. On 7 September, 2014 at a public meeting  of the UNP, the newly appointed Deputy Leader of the UNP Mr Sajith Premadasa made the following statements: "My dear Friends,  On... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

War Crimes: UK recommending sanctions for Sri Lanka while 7 UK firms supply banned cluster bombs!
Shenali D Waduge
It is strange that British lawmakers have seen fit to urge EU to declare sanctions against Sri Lanka and remove preferential trade tariffs for ALLEGED crimes which 5 years on have not gone beyond speculation, finger pointing and hyped media propaganda only.  Sri Lanka has reasons not to cooperate The Sri Lanka Government has decided not to cooperate by giving concrete reasons for not doing so. These reasons hardly get media space and the international public is often unaware why Sri Lanka is not cooperating. Nevertheless, the recent arrest of an un-rehabilitated LTTE cadre who had... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

 මනමේ කුමරිය යලි සබයට එන්නී
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
ප්‍රභාකරන්  මගේ ප්‍රේම රජින්දා ----- මානැ ති  අතරේ මාරු ගියෙ  කැන්දා ---                                   ඔබේ දිවි තොර කල සීහ රජින්දා --- දන්ගෙඩියට මම ගෙනයමි කැන්දා  ඇ  ය කෙස්කළඹ විසුරුවමින් පරල වී  නටමින්  විලාප තබය් ....ප  ලි ගහය්.  නැවත යන ගී ගයය් ''''''' මා ... දශකයකට ආසන්න කාලයක්  මහා කැ  ලයේ අතරමන් වී සිටියෙම් වුවත් මා හැරදමා ගිය මස් වැ ද්දාණනි  ඔබ කෙරෙහි  මා බැඳී පෙම  තවමත් එසේමය. . කොපුව හෙළ  සැමියාට  දී  මම ඔබට කඩුව දුන්නේ  ඔබේ නලියන ඇඟපත  හා වියරු ගති පැවතුම් මාසිත උද්දාම කල හෙයිනි   සිල් රකින හෙළ සැමියා මා ගත සනහන්නේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

TO A MAHINDA-RANIL ALLIANCE
By Gomin Dayasri
My buddy Joe J is a born UNPUer but knows no politics and cares less for it. Honest Joe stands for the country and for his party but is no card-carrying party member. His deceased parents voted UNP and Joe J carries the family tradition of belonging to the ancestral UNP. He stayed at home when Fonseka contested. UNP has not benefited from him or he from the party. Peoples' affiliation to politics is often personal and for reasons inane. Joe J cannot comprehend UNP successively forfeiting the candidature for Presidency and still wanting to be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

A reality check on the common candidate’s pledges
By Neville Ladduwahetty  Courtesy Island
The coalition that Mr. Sirisena represents has diverse interests. The formulation of the new Constitution has to be undertaken by this diverse group. Therefore, it would be reasonable to expect the process of formulating a new Constitution to take more time than the 100 day time frame he has pledged if he is to repeal the Executive Presidency. This was the case too with others who ran for this office and who had pledged to repeal the Executive Presidency. The intended nomination of Mr. Maithripala Sirisena as the common candidate of a coalition to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

What Maithri has forgotten
By Rohana R. Wasala
The Maithripala Sirisena affair reminded me of a silly character in a Sinhalese teledrama I watched some years ago. It was a good-natured simpleton who was being looked after by his  brother. In one episode this man is shown husking coconuts in a well-to-do neighbour’s compound, and he is heard saying to an inmate of that house standing nearby: “If you have any more coconuts to husk, bring them to me. Today I came here to escape from my brother. If I stayed at home he’d make me work”. Something that seems to have slipped the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

Opposition Ploys To Win Presidency Appears To Be Directionless Towards Success Although A Dangerous One!
Lankaweb Weekly Editorial
November 27th. 2014 Despite all the portrayals of common candidate  Maithripala Sirisena as a prudent choice ( somewhat contentious portrayals heavily biased in favour of the UNP which seem plainly visible to the more discerning), it may not be that prudent nor will it augur well for the country where a ship jumper Like Maitripala Sirisena and the bandwagon of UPFA deserters with no proper direction except the rhetoric pumped into them by their new found allies will not a President make based purely on his inconsistencies relative to lack of a proper manifesto other than to harp on the incidental woes... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

MAITHRIPALA, THE PRISONER
Nalin De Silva
Maithripala Sirisena appears to be a non starter. He is supposed to be the common candidate but there is no common opposition with a common view. There are at least three oppositions with respect to Presidential elections. The JVP, based on Sarath Silva's argument, is of the view that the Presidential elections are illegal if Mahinda Rajapaksa is allowed to contest. The JVP is thinking of establishing the dictatorship of the proletariat after an Arab Spring, with the support of the Western countries, calling the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

ආරම්භක ජනාධිපතිවරණ සටන 3.
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි.
ජනාධිපතිවරණ සටන ආරම්භව ඇත. එක පිලක අතිගරු ජනාධීපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාත්; අනිත් පසින් ශ්රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ මහා ලේඛම් මෛත්රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතාත් මේ වනවිට මැතිවරණ සටන සදහා සූදානම් වෙම්න් සිටී. ඒ චන්ද දායකයින් වන අපට පෙනෙන සිද්ධිමාලාවයි. සැබෑ ජනාධිපතිවරණය ඇත්තේ වත්මන් ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා හා මෙරට ඇති බටහිර තානාපති කාර්යාලවල දේශපාලන අංශ බාර නිලධාරීන් සමූහයා අතරය. මෙම තරගය සුප්රකට චෙස් ක්රීඩාවකට සමානය. බටහිර බලවේග හා මෙරට ජාතික බලවේගය මෙම චෙස් ක්රීඩාවේ නිරත වන ක්රීඩකයින් දෙදෙනාය. බටහිර බලවේගය විසින් සිය පලමු ඉත්තා පෙරට දමා තිබූ අතර; ඒ හිටපු ජනාධිපතිනි චන්ද්රිකා කුමාරතුංග මහත්මියයි. මේ සටනේ චන්ද්රිකා කුමාරතුංග... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

මේත්  මයිත්ත්‍රී  ගැනය්
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
මගේ මුල් ලිපියෙන්  මම කියන්නට අදහස්  කලේ  ස්රිසේනගේ ශාරීරික ඝාතනයක් ගැන නොවේ එහෙම චෝදනා දේශපාලුවෝ කරන්නේ වීරයින් වීමටය්  හැබය් පොළොන්නරුවේ  හාමුදුරුවරුත් එවැන්නක් විශ්වාස කරන බවක් දැන් පෙනෙය්  ශාන්තිවාදී තාපසයා  මෙලොව සම්පත් හැර දමා ගියනිසා අවයව කපන විටත් මයිත්‍රී කලාට ලෞකික සම්පත් පතා  දේශපාලනයට ආ සිරිසේන  ද්වේශයෙන් පෙළෙනු ඇත.  ලිපියෙන් අදහස් කලේ ඔහුගේ දේශ පාලන තටු කැපී   ඔහු  ශුන්ය වෙන හැටිය.ඉස්සර  අසරණ සිරිසේනදැන් ගත තීරණයෙන් පසු  අසරනයෙකය් කියා අනුකම්පා කල නොහැක්කේ චන්ද්‍රිකා හා රනිල් නම් දේශ ද්‍රෝහීන් දෙදෙනෙකු පිටිපස යන නිසාය. රනිල්ගේ හොර කොටි ගිවිසුම  ගැනත්  අනෙක් ඝාතන ගැනත්  චන්ද්‍රිකා නොදන්නා මෙන් සිට හොර ගිවිසුමට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

Sri Lanka War Crimes allegations can hold water only if the accusers can name the dead
Shenali D Waduge
The efforts to bring down the curtain to the investigation on Sri Lanka will be to pin the argument of command responsibility thus enabling key heads already named to be indicted for war crimes, crimes against humanity and so forth. Nevertheless, for any war crime allegations to hold water there must first be bodies of dead to prove a crime has been committed. As things stand neither do we have bodies nor do we have names of the dead. What a preposterous situation when we have only allegations but nothing to substantiate them except experts from... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

Sri Lanka must demand the return of the remains of Ven. Thotagamuwe Sri Rahula from Goa, if the DNA tests prove positive
Shenali D. Waduge
Holocaust, Crusades, Portuguese and Spanish inquisitions, Salem witch trials, Genocide of the native peoples of the Americas and Carribean, Genocide of Middle Eastern peoples, Genocide of Africans and Australian Aborginals, the Portuguese Inquisition in Goa and Sri Lanka the list can go on. These are unforgivable crimes committed by European Christians in the name of Christianity. Adolf Hitler was a Roman Catholic, a Christian. He had Jews killed in the name of God.  The Holocaust was conducted primarily to avenge the killing of Jesus Christ. That is why the Catholic Church including the then Pope Pius X11... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

We are for President,will go around the country to beat Maithripala-BBS- Video
The Bodu Bala Sena organisation has decided to support Mahinda Rajapaksa in the forthcoming presidential election. election.The General secretary Galabadaaththe Gnanasara thera had said addressing the media in Colombo and had requested Maithripala Sirisena to come back to the government. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9hwZgmNYpM... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

Demolition man Sirisena offers to form national govt out of 60+ opposition members
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 Opposition Common Presidential Candidate Maithripala Sirisena received a rousing welcome when he arrived at the UNP headquarters, Sirikotha, yesterday and claimed that he is there to demolish Mahinda Rajapakse government.  Sirisena, accompanied by UNP national leader Ranil Wickremeisnghe, Chairman of the Leadership Council Karu Jayasuriya, General Secretary Tissa Attanayake, Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa, Assistant Leader Ravi Karunanayake and several other MPs, addressed a gathering at Sirikotha for the first time.  Addressing UNP electoral organisers and members, former SLFP General Secretary Sirisena, said that a national government would be formed after his victory at the January... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

The Executive Presidency Debate:  Are we not barking up the wrong tree?
By Garvin Karunaratne Former Government Agent, Matara District
The Presidential Election  is today the concern of everyone. Many ideas are mooted by patriotic persons and  most are of the opinion that many changes have to be done. It looks to me that some of the changes suggested like changing the Constitution is something that cannot be done within a short space of time. The demand on everyone’s lips is that the Executive Presidency should be abolished. It is said that the powers vested in the Executive President has enabled a dictator to emerge and therefore the Executive Presidency has to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

What is wrong with an Executive Presidency ?
By Charles.S.Perera
Many seem to want the executive presidency abolished. The man who put in place the executive Presidency writing a whole new Constituency was unable to use the executive powers appropriately.  He was in fact manipulated by India to mutilate the very Constitution he fathered by forcing him to introduce into it an amendment unbecoming of a Sri Lankan National Constitution which  was prepared by Indians in India without even consulting him. That mutilation of the Constitution  was mainly due to USA , which JR thought was his friend who would stand by him if the necessity arises. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

Cutting off the nose to spite the face
By Rohana R. Wasala
“It is a royal thing to be ill spoken of for good deeds.” Greek philosopher Antisthenes (445-365 BCE) commenting on the kingly prerogative, quoted with approval by Roman Emperor, Stoic philosopher and soldier Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE) in his philosophical work ‘Meditations’ Until Maithripala Sirisena and his followers from the SLFP joined them recently, the opponents of Mahinda Rajapakse seemed to hold it more important for the remainder of the comprehensive development programmes launched across the country under his stewardship to be open to the danger of being scuttled,  for the country to be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

President Rajapaksa the last Executive President of SL
When all international challenges, the LTTE threat and the threat of separatism ends, President Mahinda Rajapaksa will himself declare that he is the last Executive President of Sri Lanka, SLFP Treasurer and Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dullas Alahapperuma told the Daily News yesterday.
Minister Alahapperuma said the day President Rajapaksa announces an end to the Executive Presidency will come definitely before 2020 (2015-2020). Till then “Sri Lanka will go forward and thrive with the Executive Presidency and defeat all existing challenges in the next few years,” he said. The minister said there is a major difference between... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

Sirisena’s “My-three-pala-naya” (CBK, Ranil, And Himself) Has No Future
By H. L. D. Mahindapala 
  The politics of Maithripala Sirisena is bizarre, to say the least. He leaves the Rajapaksa regime because he was not given the premiership and his answer to his own problem is to abolish the presidency and appoint Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister, empowered with executive powers of the presidency. Where does this leave Sirisena? At the end of 100 days, when he  hopes to complete his demolition job, he will be left with nothing — neither the Presidency nor the Premiership. When he finishes his job of abolishing the Presidency and handing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 28/11/14)

BIZZARE MYTHS OF THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN SECTS.
Mahinda Weerasinghe
I wrote this piece as a comment to I. Ahmad essay, the heading of which is outlined below. On second thought the majority of my enemies would have missed it and I felt that they are unable to offer their valuable opinion. So I did a little bit of touching this up in order to get the bite and acidity flowing, and also made the subject juicer, and posted, for your reading pleasure.  “Ayesha’s Age at the Time of Her Marriage – A Response to “Innocence of Muslims” Posted on September 20th, 2012 By I. Ahmad No... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/14)

THE ‘QUESLING‘ TERM SHOULD BE REPLACED WITH A ONE MORE APPROPIATE; I SUGGEST: ‘RANIL-WICKREMESINGHE‘
Mahinda Weerasinghe Author of  Mission to Oslo
First Posted on September 26th, 2010 Mahindapala‘s ‘Ranil about to repeat Uncle JRJ‘s end‚ Posted on September 21st, 2010 was, factual, brilliant and informative. I read it with avidity. However there is subtler truth which unfortunately had eluded his attention. Obviously “‘Yankee dick”‘ tinkered with the UNP constitution to keep power for self. In fact his uncle ruled UNP with an iron hand.  Ranil Wickremesinghe informs the world at large that presently, the UNP leader is elected. He must be either joking or under the assumption that Lankans are bunch of nincompoops.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/14)

PAK-AFGHAN STRENTHENING RELATIONS
ALI SUKHANVER
 In a move intended to mend shattering and tattering ties with the Unites States, the newly-elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and US Ambassador James Cunningham, signed the Bilateral Security Agreement known as ‘BSA’ this year on 30th September at the presidential palace in Kabul. The deal allows the US to leave a small contingent of troops in the country beyond this year, when a NATO-led combat mission ends.  As a result of this agreement troops from Germany, Italy and other NATO members will join a force of some 9,800 US soldiers, bringing numbers up to about 12,500.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/14)

රජීව විජේසිංහ හා බොදු බල සේනාව
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
අවංක මෝඩයින්     ආණ්ඩුවෙන් ඉවත්වූ රජීව විජේසිංහ මහතා අවංක මිනිසෙකි. ක්‍රිස්තියානි පවුලකින් එන ඔහු ක්‍රිස්තියානි-මාක්ස්වාදී දයාන් ජයතිලක මෙන්ම පෙඩරල්, 13-ඒ කාරයෙක් නිසා මා ඔහුවද සලකන්නේ කළුසුද්දෙක් ලෙසය. මේ දෙන්නාටම ඥානසාර හාමුදුරුවන්ගේ වචනවලින් කියනවා නම් අබ සරණංයි. යමෙක් හරිාකාරයට තොරතුරු නොදැන වලිගේ පාගා ගෙන දඟලනවා නම් ඔහු මෝඩයෙකි. මේ අනුව රජිව මෝඩයෙක් කියා මා සිතන්නේ බොදු බල සේනාව සම්බන්‌ධයෙන් ඔහු දරණ වැරදි අදහස් නිසාය.     ඔහු විසින් කලම්බු ටෙලිග්‍රාෆ් වෙබ් අඩවිය හරහා රාජපක්‍ෂ ජනාධිපති ගැන අපට සපයන තොරතුරු ඉතාමත් වටනේය. මෙයට අදාල අළුත්ම ලිපිය එම අඩවියේ නොවැම්බර් 25 දා පලවිය. මීට පෙර ඔහු බැසිල් ගැන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/14)

“As long as I am in the government will monitor the actions of Ministers purchasing hotels”-Vidura Wickremanayake MP
The member of parliament for Kalutara district, Vidura Wickremanayake had said that he is closely monitoring the actions of Ministers who purchase hotels.Addressing a ceremony in Horana he said that SLFP is a very respectable party and the party should not be subject to humiliation by carrying out such demeaning activities .It is true we were subjected to injustice,which the President knows.When we told him he had intervened a number of times. There had been 720 calls to parliament on this subject matter.... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

BBS Trap, Will Maithripala Swallow?
Hilmy Ahamed
Attempts by the Bodu Bala Sena to align themselves with Maithripala Sirisena and the common opposition exposes without a doubt, the ulterior motives of the BBS. They would want to ensure that the minorities move away from the common opposition, and hopefully not turn up to vote. It would be a futile exercise to expect the Muslims or the Christians to vote for President Mahinda Rajapaksha because of the hate campaign that was allowed to be continued by the BBS, Sihala Ravaya and Ravana Balaya with impunity; hence keeping the minorities away from voting probably is the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

ශාන්තිවාදී තාපසයාට වුදේ මෛත්රීටත් වෙය්ද  
ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න
පුදනකොටම කා පී යකා කිව්වා වාගේ ඒ ජාප යේ ලොක්කෝ  දැන්සිටම  මයිත්‍රී  පාච්චල් කිරීම අරඹා ඇත.   දළදා මාලිගා වේදීම කිරි ඇ ල්ලේ  බෙරිහන් දුන්නේ '' දැනගනින්  මම ලෝයර් කෙනෙක් උඹ නිකම්ම ග්‍රාමසේවක  ,  ක්ලාක් කට්ටෙක්  ''කියමිනි   උද්ධච්ච මහන්තත්ත ඒ ජා ප නායකයන් ඉදිරියේ  මේ ගමේ   මිනිහා කෙසේනම් ඔලුව උස්සය් ද. සිරිසේන  ජනාධිපති වුනත් රනිල් ට sir   නොකිව්වොත්  කොතනදී හෝ වාඩුව ගන්නවා ඇත.    සරත් ෆොන්සේකා  රනිල් ට  sir  නොකීම ගැන ආඩ පලියක් තිස්ස අත්තනායකගේ පොතේ ඇත.  ගමේ බය්යා    , ගොය්යා  ග්‍රාමයා ආදී අපහාස උපහාස විඳිමින්  දිනුවත් දින 100න්  බලවතා වන්නේ රනිල් ය.  නාමික ජනපති... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

Who wants to celebrate Velupillai Prabakaran’s birthday?
Shenali D Waduge
It is a natural feeling for those that lived off the LTTE and those that lived because of the LTTE to mourn the death of Prabakaran and celebrate his birthday which falls on 27 November. But, what about those that died because of Prabakaran and his killer machine? While the UNHRC is carrying out a very selective period covering just 1/3 of LTTE’s criminal past, it is good to look back and mourn with the many Sinhalese, Muslims and even Tamils who must be still mourning the deaths of their loved one’s while some remnants of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

COMMON CANDIDATE FALLS FOR TIGER PLAN TO HANG MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA
Lakshman I.Keerthisinghe LLB, LLM.MPhil, Attorney-at-Law
Never stifle conscience for when it speaks you are in the path of danger; only when you are safe is it silent, yet none the less watchful, unsleeping. Never try to displace that judge who never leaves his seat, but sits moment by moment weighing every thought and action in his balance. - Edward Clodd - Conscience On 24th November 2014, newspapers revealed, a sinister Tiger plan to hang President Mahinda Rajapaksa stating that in the event the common candidate defeats the incumbent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

Who is Maithripala Sirisena - Mangala Samaraweera
... -Full Story- (https:/youtube.com/ - 26/11/14)

Health Risks Linked to Obesity
Dr Hector Perera            London
If it's mostly around your stomach (the "apple" shape), that may be riskier than if you have a "pear" shape, meaning that your extra weight is mostly around your hips and buttocks. Back home some people call it “Rabada”. The health risks of obesity are applicable to adults and children not just for children or adults only. A few changes demand for food away from home Next they ask what has changed in children's environment over the past three decades to upset this energy balance equation. In particular, they examine changes in the food market, in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

VICTIMS OF FRANCIS XAVIER OPPOSE THE PUBLIC DISPLAY OF HIS CORPSE, DEMAND RETURN TO FRANCE
BY INDIAFACTS STAFF
This report is the gist of a conversation that the IndiaFacts team had with Robert Rosario, an activist and leader based in Mangalore. For the first time, there has been an opposition within the Christian community over the upcoming public display of Francis Xavier, alleged to be a saint and miracle worker who lived about 500 years ago. This public display is also slated to be the first of such a display in 500 years. Francis Xavier’s dead body (alleged to have been preserved) will be displayed to the public in Goa starting on 22 November up... -Full Story-
(indiafacts.co.in - 26/11/14)

What follows after the victory of the Common candidate!
Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya  Melbourne 
Let’s assume the Common candidate Maithripala Sirisena whose dishonest past initially with the rice mills saga given a white wash by the multiparty panel as the Mr. Clean qualifies as the best pick to contest at the forth coming Presidential elections prevails!  Being the General Secretary of the SLFP who should have the courage to pin point the humongous maladministration in the government failed to steer the government in the correct path confirms he is a weakling to become a President.   If the present government with 2/3rd majority didn’t abolish the Executive Powers or couldn’t due... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 2015: Voters' Questions for the Candidates to Answer
Shenali D Waduge
A very non-partisan set of questions and suggestions is being placed for voters to put a perspective on matters and generate discussion and thinking ahead of casting their vote and before campaigns start. What the people must at all times be concerned about is that 5 years after the armed forces gave us a victory after 30 years of suffering should not be lost due to the scrooge of petty politics and personal revenge agendas. The country, the future of the people, the development of the nation and the security of the nation must be the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

A defection that stinks to high heaven
Dr.Kamal Wikramasinghe
The personalities, factors and mechanics behind the defection of the former Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena from the UPFA to announce his candidacy - as the “common” opposition candidate - in the upcoming presidential elections make the move “stink to high heaven” at strategic as well as operational levels. It is no secret that Sirisena’s defection is a desperate plot orchestrated by Chandrika Kumaratunga, with the assistance of the British, US and Norwegian embassies in Colombo. It is a strategically menial attempt by the bitter and twisted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

Where Sirisena are those who promised to come,they are coming Sir,Maithri
 lanka C news
The leader of the UNP had questioned the common candidate Maithripala Sirisena why those promised have not come yet.As they had come as promised earlier had disturbed Ranil Wickremasinghe.As a result there had been conflicts in the Ranil-Maithri pack.The common candidate position was given on such conditions.In the first media briefing Rajitha Senaratna too had said a number of opposition members were to cross.However when Ranil Wickremasinghe was concerned over this matter Maithripala Sirisena had said that do not worry Sir, they are coming. As a result, It is speculated that there is a significant... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/14)

Budget 2015 passed with 2/3 majority,Maithripala disappears…who is Chandrika’s Father?
... -Full Story- (lankacnews.com - 26/11/14)

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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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