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ආරක්ෂක අමාත්‍යාංශයේ අයිතිය බෙදුම්වාදීන්ගේ අතට ලබා ගැනීම සදහා ජනාධිපතිවරණය ඉක්මන් කළාද?
නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන 
පාර්ලිමේන්තු මැතිවරණය අහෝසිකරගෙන ජනාධිපතිවරණය කැදවා ගැනීමේ රහස ආරක්ෂක අමාත්‍යාංශයේ අයිතියද?...! 2019 ජනවාරි 05වන දින පාර්ලිමේන්තු මැතිවරණයක් පැවැත්වීමට ජනාධිපතිවරයා විසින් 2018 නොවැම්බර් 09 දිනැති අංක 2096/70 දරන අතිවිශේෂ ගැසට් නිවේදනය මගින් නියම කර තිබූ බවත් එයට අභියෝග කර මූලික අයිතිවාසිකම් නඩු පැවරීමෙන් පසු එම නඩු විභාග කළ ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ විනිසුරුවරු 7දෙනෙකුගේ විනිශ්චය පීඨයක් මගින් එකී පාර්ලිමේන්තු මැතිවරණය පැවැත්වීමට අදාල ගැසට් පත්‍රය නීතිමය කාරණා මත අවලංගු කළ බවත් අදවන විට අමතක විය නොහැකිය. ජනාධිපතිවරයා විසින් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මැතිවරණයක් කැදවීමට ජනවාරි 05 දින නියම කළ අවස්ථාවේ එකී මැතිවරණයට එරෙහිව පුලුල් ප්‍රචාරයක් බලවතුන් අතර දියත් වූ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/19)

Govt to issue 10 year US 500 billion Samurai Bond package
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The government is in a move to issue a ten year US 500 billion (600 billion yen) Samurai Bond package to repay foreign loans under the provisions of the Responsible Management Liability Act passed in 2003. Mizuho Securities Company Ltd., SMBC Nikko Securities Inc., and Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co. Ltd. will act as joint dealers for the bond issue. Cabinet approval was granted this week for the proposal made by Finance Minister Mangala Smaraweera for this purpose. The Cabinet nod was also given to purchase 480... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/19)

Too many no hopers in race for presidency
By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
The length of the name list of the 35 candidates, at the upcoming presidential election is two feet and two inches. One may argue that this is a testament of the democracy that now prevails in the country.  This is only true if all these contenders have come forward to serve the purpose. We are in the process of electing a leader for our country to move forward and this is the only intent the candidates ought have.  After all, democracy is not a show of more hands,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/19)

UNP will suffer more splits - Lal Kantha
By Anuradha Herath Courtesy Ceylon Today
JVP politburo member and Chairman of the party's National Trade Union Center K.D. Lal Kantha said the JVP is capable of ruling the country with just 10 ministries.Excerpts from the Interview: This Presidential Election is decisive. What impact will it have on the JVP? A: The people are yearning for change. Our responsibility is to grant that wish. It is decisive in that sense. After a long time, a candidate from our party is contesting a Presidential Election. That is another reason for this election to be decisive.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/19)

Thondaman pledges support to Gotabaya
Courtesy Adaderana
The Ceylon Workers' Congress (CWC) has pledged their support to the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) in the upcoming presidential election. The decision has been made at a meeting of the CWC leaders' this morning (13). Accordingly, the CWC, led by Arumugam Thondaman will be supporting SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Presidential Election 2019. https://youtu.be/BXLi-TjsKrA... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/19)

I’m capable of providing a secure country - Gotabaya
Courtesy Adaderana
A practical plan has been presented to move the country forward, states Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He mentioned this addressing a public meeting held in the Deraniyagala area. https://youtu.be/2KlfzuGRWVY Rajapaksa further said that he has come forward as a person who has actually done something. He added that he has the ability to provide a secure country and a nation such as the people are hoping for.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/19)

Gotabaya vows to bolster intelligence
Courtesy Adaderana
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s former defense secretary and a front-runner in next month’s presidential election, said Sunday that he would empower the state’s intelligence sector with necessary legal cover to help secure the country in the aftermath of the deadly Easter Sunday bomb blasts. https://youtu.be/xI_VhgTpV84 Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared in his first election rally last week that he will release all military personnel under detention if he comes to power. He is a favorite to win the Nov. 16 election, in which national security has become the focal point. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/19)

LTTE arrests: Police follow provision of law - Dr Mahathir
Courtesy BERNAMA
LANGKAWI, Oct 13 -- The detentions of 12 individuals including two State Assemblymen to help in investigations over links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist group were done in accordance with provisions under the existing law, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The prime minister said the police action were also done without the interference of his administration, refuting claims that the arrests were made to weaken certain quarters. ‘’The government wants to know why this matter is happening. We don’t like to use power to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/19)

Police detect financial transactions to activate LTTE - Ayob Khan
Courtesy BERNAMA
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 -- Police today disclosed that financial transactions involving huge sum of money have been carried out, believed to activate the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) group in the country. Bukit Aman’s Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division (E8) principal assistant director Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the financial transactions were detected in the accounts of individuals detained in the operations carried out on Thursday and Saturday (Oct 10 and 12) over their alleged involvement in LTTE. “From the investigations carried out at the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/19)

Malaysia nabs 5 more Tamil Tigers 'followers', says don't confuse with plight of Sri Lanka Tamils
Courtesy The Straits Times
Malaysian counter-terrorism chief Datuk Ayob Khan said there was nothing wrong in sympathising with the Tamils in Sri Lanka, but it is an offence to support the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam as they are a terror group.PHOTO: BERNAMA KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian counter-terrorism chief Datuk Ayob Khan said people should not confuse sympathy for the plight of the Tamil minority in Sri Lanka with supporting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terror group. He said this on Sunday (Oct 13) as Malaysian police... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/19)

Teacher, council man among 5 more held for ‘promoting’ LTTE
Adam Abu Bakar Courtesy FMT News
Bukit Aman’s anti-terrorism chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay says the arrests of those allegedly linked to LTTE are based on ‘solid evidence’. KUALA LUMPUR: Police today confirmed they arrested five more individuals last night for “promoting” the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), bringing the total number of those held to 12 as the crackdown on the group’s alleged supporters continues. Bukit Aman’s anti-terrorism chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the individuals were detained based on solid evidence for “promoting” the now-defunct Sri Lankan... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/19)

බුදුන් වහන්සේ මිනී මස් කෑ බව කී අබ්දුල් රාෂික්ගේ සහාය ගෝටාභයටද.. අතේ පත්තු කුමන්ත‍්‍රණය මෙන්න..
ඩලස්අලහප්පෙරුම මාධ්‍යප‍්‍රකාශක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමාගේ මැතිවරණ ප‍්‍රචාරණඅංශය
ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්‍ෂක ගෝටාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතාගේ මාධ්‍ය ප‍්‍රකාශක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම මහතා විසින් නිකුත් කරන ලද මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයක් මෙහි දැක්වෙයි. ඇතැම් පුද්ගලයන් විසින් ජනාධිපතිවරණයේ ජාතික අපේක්‍ෂකයා පිළිබ`ද සිදුකරනු ලබන ප‍්‍රකාශ පාදකකොට ගනිමින් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමාගේ අදීන පෞරුෂය සහ දේශජ ප‍්‍රතිපත්තීන් පිළිබ`ද වැරදි අර්ථකථන ලබා දීමට ඇතැම් විසකුරු බලවේග කටයුතු කරමින් සිටින බව පෙනේ. මෙය පසමිතුරු බලවේගයන්ගේ අවසාන උත්සාහය වී ඇති බවද නිසැකය. ”ඒ. එල්. එම්. හිස්බුල්ලා මහතා ස්වාධීන අපේක්‍ෂකයෙකු ලෙෂ ඉදිරිපත්වන්නේ ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතාට වාසියක් ගෙන දීමේ අරමුණිනි….. බුදුරජානන්වහන්සේ පිළිබ`ද අශිෂ්ට ප‍්‍රකාශයක් සිදුකළ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/19)

He will make this country a proud nation! Only He can Rebuild the Country!
https://youtu.be/xk60-jEIjOU... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/10/19)

Rajapaksa’s SLPP sweeps Elpitiya local government elections indicating trend
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, October 11 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) founded and led by former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has swept the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha (local government) elections winning all the 17 divisions. The win is of great importance in as much as it indicates the popularity of the SLPP and the Rajapaksas ahead of the Sri Lankan Presidential election to be held on November 16. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a younger brother of Mahinda Rajapaksa is a Presidential candidate. Elpitiya is in Galle District in South Sri Lanka. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

The Elpitiya election victory
MEDIA RELEASE Mahinda Rajapaksa Leader of the Opposition
The opposition alliance formed by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the political parties of the Joint Opposition have scored a resounding victory at the Elpitiya Pradesheeya Sabha elections. This election was held on the basis of nominations submitted at the beginning of 2018. Hence the Sri Lanka Freedom Party had fielded a separate list. But today, we have formed an alliance to ensure the victory of one candidate at the presidential elections. The opposition alliance has won all the wards in the Elpitiya Pradesheeya Sabha.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

ඇල්පිටිය ඡන්ද ජයග්‍රහණය
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය  මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ විපක්‍ෂ නායක
ඇල්පිටිය ප්‍රාදේශිය සභා ඡන්දයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ, ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් ‍පක්‍ෂය හා ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්‍ෂය ප්‍රමුඛ විපක්‍ෂ සන්ධානය අති විශිෂ්ඨ ජයක් අත්කරගෙන තිබේ. මේ ඡන්දය පවත්වනු ලැබුවේ ගිය අවුරුද්ද මුලදී දුන් නාමයෝජනා අනුවය. එම නිසා ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්‍ෂය වෙනම ලැයිස්තුවක් ඉදිරිපත් කර තිබුණි. නමුත් අපි දැන් එක ජනාධිපති අපේක්‍ෂකයකුගේ ජයග්‍රහණය වෙනුවෙන් සන්ධාන ගතව, ඒක බලවේගයක් බවට පත් වී සිටී. ඇල්පිටිය ප්‍රාදේශීය සභාවේ සියලුම කොට්ඨාශ විපක්‍ෂ සන්ධානය දිනා ඇත.  සමස්ථයක් හැටියට විපක්‍ෂ සන්ධානයේ පක්‍ෂ වලට වලංගු ඡන්ද වලින් 69%ක් ලැබී ඇත. එක්සත් ජාතික පක්‍ෂයට ලැබී ඇත්තේ 24% ක් පමණි. ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණටත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

A Carpenter capable of making a beautiful set of furniture using his Tools of the Trade according to the Design is an efficient Carpenter. The Carpenter is, therefore, an efficient Carpenter. The Designer who articulated imaginary scenarios and built options and finally produce a Design with a Bill of Quantity is an Effective Designer. Rarely we come across one individual versatile in possessing the skills of Effectiveness and Efficiency. My famous Management Guru, Prof. Peter Drucker said: “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” What is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

Last revision 10.10.19 Yahapalana’s attacks on the Maha Sangha are part of its attack on Buddhism, Buddhists, and Buddhist worship. This anti-Buddhist strategy has clearly been planned well ahead and given to Yahapalana to implement. Yahapalana decided to avoid a frontal attack on Buddhist philosophy. They know what happened at the Panadura Vadaya. Yahapalana has preferred to hit below the belt. Yahapalana accordingly tried to silence the Maha Sangha, by putting them in remand prison and to sabotage the Peraheras by removing the elephants that go in it. Peraheras have... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

GOTA PHOBIA – Part IV C (Chandrika flees, Sajith genuflected, Gota leaps forward)
Sajith Premadasa in his desperation and greed for political power had been uttering many jokes in recent days and has become an object for amusement in certain cases and serious offensive and repulsive utterances in certain other cases. The amusement series included driving buses, kicking a football to show he can play soccer, holding a bat and attempting to hit a cricket ball to show he can play cricket, playing volleyball, crossing a river on a footbridge, a log bridge (aethanda), etc.  Is it also denotes that he does not know or not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

With the statements issued recently by ex solicitor general Dilrukshi Wickramasinghe and another former solicitor gen Suhada Gamlath, it is very clear that there had been a cabal of vicious Ministers , the supportive politicians and government servants working in hand and glove under Yahapalanya Plan who were involved in a political witch hunt throwing all government procedures etc overboard and causing massive financial expenditure to the state. With the formation of Yahapalanaya government in 2015, an advisory committee was appointed to plan and implement a program of its activities. The committee included Ranil,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

බල්ලට ගිය සුද්දගෙ නීතිය - දෙවන කොටස
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B., Ph.D.
නීතියේ ආධිපත්‍යය යනු එන්ජිිoo කාරයින් පාවිච්චි කරණා සෙප්පඩවිජ්ජාවක් නොවේදැයි මීට පෙර ලියූ ලිපියට දෙවන කොටසක් ලියන්නට සිතුනේ පසුගිය සති කීපය තුල මතුවූ අළුත් උදාහරණ රැසක් නිසාය. හරිහමං නීති නැත්නම්, ඒවා සාධාරණ ලෙස ක්‍රියාවේ යොදවන ආයතන නැත්නම්, යුක්තිය පසිඳලීම නිසින්දමට අපක්‍ෂපාතී ලෙස සිදු නොවේනම් එවැනි රටක, සමාජයක, රූල් ඔෆ් ලෝ  ඉල්ලමින් දුවන්නේ පෙරමුණේ ඉන්නා හොර හිත් ඇති තැරැව්කාරයින්‌ය. පෑගෙන, මිරිකෙන ජනතාවට මේ රූල් ඔෆ් ලෝ කන්නට හෝ බොන්නට නොහැකිය. ඔවුන් දකින්නේ පගාවට, බලයට, ධනයට, නෑකමට, ලිංගික ආශාවට හෝ වංචාවට යටවුන දේශපාලකයින්, නිලධාරීන්, පොලිසි, නීතීඥයින්, දොස්තරලා, ග්‍රාම සේවකලා හා නඩුකාරයින්‌ය. සමාජයේ ස්ථාවරභාවය සඳහා ඇති... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa Mislead the Public by Fake Technology
Press Release! Lasantha Wickramasinghe Secretary, Association of Information Technology Professionals
We are deeply saddened when we saw the President Presidential candidate, Mr. Sajith Premadasa trying to mislead the public by showing a dashboard what he referred to as "Artificially Intelligent Management Dashboard". We are very disappointed that he is trying to mislead the public by merely displaying a video without incorporating any such advanced technologies. Artificial intelligence is any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of successfully achieving its goals. Examples include driving a vehicle without a driver, diagnosing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා විසින් ව්‍යාජ තාක්ෂණයක් මවා පා ජනතාව නොමඟ යැවීමට තැත් කිරීම.
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය! ලසන්ත වික්‍රමසිංහ ලේකම් තොරතුරු තාක්ෂණ වෘත්තීයවේදීන්ගේ සංසදය
ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා විසින් පසුගිය දා ඔහු විසින් “කෘත්‍රිම බුද්ධිය කළමනාකරණ පුවරුව (Artificial Intelligent Management Dashboard)” ලෙසින් හඳුන්වනු ලැබූ පුවරුවක් පෙන්වා මහජනතාව නොමඟ යවන්නට උත්සාහ කරනවා දැක අපි ඉමහත් කණගාටුවටත් මවිතයටත් පත්වීමු. එය හුදෙක් වීඩියෝවක් ප්‍රදර්ශනය කර ජනතාව නොමඟ යැවීමට තැත් කිරීම පමණක් බව අප ප්‍රකාශ කර සිටින්නේ ඉමහත් නොසතුටිනි. කෘත්‍රිම බුද්ධිය යනු උපාංගයක් යම් අවස්ථාවකට ගැලපෙන පරිදි වඩාත් සුදුසු ක්‍රියාමාර්ගයක් තාක්ෂණය ඔස්සේ තීරණය කිරීමයි. උදාහරණ ලෙස රියැදුරෙකු නොමැතිව වාහනයක් ධාවනය කිරීම, වෛද්‍යවරයෙකු සේ රෝග නිධානය හඳුනාගෙන ප්‍රතිකාර නියම කිරීම වැනි දෑ දැක්විය හැකිය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

සජිත්ගේ Artificial Intelligence ටොං පචයක්.. වීඩියෝවක් සංස්කරණය කරලා..- තොරතුරු තාක්‍ෂණ විශේෂඥයන්ගෙන් නිවේදනයක්…
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ශ්‍රී ලංකා තොරතුරු තාක්ෂණ සංගමය විසින් නිකුත් කර ඇති මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයක් මෙහි දැක්වෙයි. දේශපාලන වේදිකාවන් වල ජනාධිපතිවරණ අපේක්ෂකයින් විසින් ඔවුන්ගේ දේශපාලන රැස්වීම වලදී ඔවුන් බලයට පත්වූ විට ඉරිදිරියේදී රටේ ගැටළු විසදීමට කෘතීම බුද්ධිය වැනි නවීන තාක්ෂනය භාවිතා කිරීමට සුදානම් බව පවසින් ඒ සදහා ඔවුන් සතුව එම ක්‍රියාවලීන්ට යොදාගතහැකි පරිගණක වැඩසටහන් පවතින බව සදහන් කරමින් දැවැන්ත පුළුල් තිරවල නියැදී ප්‍රදර්ශනය කිරීමක් දක්නට ලැබේ. ජනතාවගේ ගැටළු නිරාකරණයට කෘතීම බුද්ධිය වැනි තාක්ෂණයන් භාවිතා කීරීමට ජනාධිපතිවරණයට ඉදිරිපත්වෙන පිරිස් පෙළබිම ඉතා කාලෝචිත ක්‍රියාවක් ලෙස අප ශ්‍රී ලංකා තොරතුරු තාක්ෂණ සංගමය අගයන අතර එහෙත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

සජිත් මෙහෙයවූ ඇල්පිටිය අන්ත පරාදයි.. රනිල් මෙහෙයවා 40%යි.. ප‍්‍රතිශත මෙන්න..
 lanka C news
ඊයේ දින පැවති ඇල්පිටිය ප‍්‍රාදේශීය සභා මැතිවරණයේ දී එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයට දරුණු පසුබෑමක් ඇතිව තිබේ. එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ඇමති සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා විසින් නායකත්වය දෙමින් මෙහෙයවන ලද ඇල්පිටියෙ ප‍්‍රාදේශීය සභා මැතිවරණයේදී එජාපය විසින් ලබාගන්නා ලද්දේ 24% ක ඡන්ද ප්‍රතිශතයක් පමණි. නමුත් 2015 මහ මැතිවරණයේ දී එජාප නායක රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා නායකත්වය දෙමින් එම මැතිවරණ කොට්ඨාසය 40.8% ඉහළ ප්‍රතිශතයක් වාර්තා කරන ලදී. එනම් සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා ජනාධිපති අපේක්‍ෂක වීමෙන් පසු එජාපය ඇල්පිටියෙන් පමණක් 16%ක ඡුන්ද ප‍්‍රමාණයක් අහිමි කරගෙන ඇත.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

ඇල්පිටිය අනුව ජනාධිපතිවරණ ප‍්‍රතිශත මෙන්න..
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අද දිනයේ පවත්වන ලද ඇල්පිටිය ප්‍රාදේශීය සභා මැතිවරණයේ මැතිවරණ ප්‍රතිඵල අනුව ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ සහ එක්සත් ජනතා නිදහස් සන්ධානය 69%ක ඡන්ද ප්‍රතිශතයක් ලබාගෙන තිබේ. ඉදිරි ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී ඇල්පිටිය ආසනය මෙන්ම රටපුරාම ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට එක්සත් ජනනා නිදහස් සන්ධානය සහයෝගය ලබා දෙයි. එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයෙන් මෙහිදී ලබාගෙන ඇත්තේ 25%ට අඩු ඡුන්ද ප‍්‍රතිශතයක් වීම විශේෂත්වයකි. ඒ ඒ පක්‍ෂ විසින් අද ලබා ගත් ඡුන්ද ප‍්‍රතිශතයන් මෙසේය. අද දිනයේ ප‍්‍රකාශිත ඡුන්ද ප‍්‍රමාණය 41503කි. SLPP  23372 – 56.3%UNP  10113   – 24.3%UPFA  5273 – 12.7%JVP 2435 – 5.8%... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

Under our law, LTTE is terrorist group, say cops as more arrests expected
Courtesy FMT News
Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay says those who sympathise with LTTE are entitled to their opinion but warns that action will be taken if they help the group. KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman’s counter-terrorism chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay has rejected the notion that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) whose sympathisers were arrested yesterday is fighting for human rights, saying the defunct Sri Lankan rebel group has been classified a terrorist organisation by Malaysia. This comes after DAP leaders such as Charles Santiago and P Ramasamy questioned... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

Don’t bow to political pressure, opposition tells cops on LTTE-linked arrests
Minderjeet Kaur Courtesy  FMT News
KUALA LUMPUR: The opposition today called on the police “not to bow to pressure” in arresting political leaders involved in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), after DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said he was assured that no more DAP leaders would be arrested. Opposition Leader Ismail Sabri Yaakob said LTTE remained illegal in this country and Malaysia should not be made the base for any terrorism activities. “We view this as a serious issue,” Ismail told reporters at the parliament lobby. He... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

Now go for Ramasamy, PAS tells cops after swoop on LTTE supporters
Courtesy FMT News
PETALING JAYA: PAS has called for the arrest of Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy, accusing him of stoking Tamil sentiments in the country following a police crackdown on local supporters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The Islamist party’s influential ulama wing said Ramasamy had been instigating Malaysian Indians by claiming state exploitation and discrimination against the community, including being denied employment in the civil service as well as hurdles in the construction of Hindu temples. “His writings are widely spread and can be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

LTTE: Cops not ruling out possibility of nabbing more suspects
Courtesy  BERNAMA
Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin PitchayKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 -- Police have not ruled out the possibility of arresting more individuals to facilate investigations into the case involving the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist group in Malaysia. Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division (E8) principal assistant director Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay, said police had 28 days to conduct investigations on the seven individuals, including the two state assemblymen who were detained yesterday. "Police are not ruling out the possibility of more individuals being arrested to assist... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

Forensic audit on bond scam to be completed by mid-November: CB Governor
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The forensic audit which is being carried out as per the recommendations of the presidential commission on the Central Bank bond scam would be completed by mid-November, Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy said.  He said the audit is being carried out over the issuance of bonds and the Employee Provident Fund transactions in relation to the bond scam.  Dr. Coomaraswamy said the completed forensic audit would be handed over to the Monetary Board and then to the Attorney General's Department to obtain the Attorney General's opinion. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

Indian tourist arrivals in Lanka are thrice the number from the second highest source: Envoy.
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, October 11 (newsin.asia): The Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, said on Friday that tourist arrival figures for September this year shows that arrivals from India are about three times the number from the second-highest source. “Indian tourists are back in big numbers and are driving all the supply chains in the Sri Lankan economy,” the envoy emphasized in his inaugural address at the Post Graduate Institute of Sciences- Research Congress, University of Peradeniya. The University of Peradeniya (located in Kandy) is known for its quality... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

Is the PM lying or is he misinformed?
By Sumanasiri Liyanage Courtesy Ceylon Today
In the last two months or so, when the country was edging towards the Presidential Election, Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, maybe hoping for United National Party nominations, had begun to talk on the economic performance of his Government. Having followed his speeches in different fora, one may identify the following assertions that he had made on the economy of Sri Lanka: 1. The economy was in a really bad shape when the Yahapalana Government was elected, with him as the Prime Minister; 2. Since 2015, the Sri Lankan economy has moved in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

At meeting with medical professionals Gotabaya Rajapaksa vows to revamp health service
Courtesy Ceylon Today
We will set up a high-quality health service in Sri Lanka, by regulating it through a formalised national policy, Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa said. He was speaking at a meeting with medical professionals, which was held recently in Colombo. At the event, Rajapaksa said: It is a dream of parents to see their child becomes a doctor. Similarly, children also prefer to become doctors someday. That is because the medical profession is one that commands great respect from the society. In present times, gaining entry to a medical faculty is a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

Former Customs DG & Additional DG granted bail
Courtesy Adaderana
The former Director General of Sri Lanka Customs Jagath P. Wijeweera and former Customs Additional Director General Tharaka Seneviratne have been ordered released on bail by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court. The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) arrested the two officials on charges including criminal breach of trust, on September 27. Mr. Wijeweera was arrested at the Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital and Mr. Seneviratne was arrested at the Badulla General Hospital while they were both receiving treatment.  On September 19, the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court ordered the FCID to arrest and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

SLPP wins all 17 Wards in Elpitiya PS poll
Courtesy Adaderana
The overall results of Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha election have been released a short while ago. Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna has secured the victory of all 17 Wards of the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha election. The SLPP has accordingly won the majority seats of the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha which stands at 17. The total number of overall votes obtained by the SLPP is 23,372. The overall results of the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha election were officially released at around 9.50 pm today (11). https://youtu.be/dnaqblJORqk The United National... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

චන්ද්‍රගුප්ත තේනුවරගේ ප්‍රකාශයට අදත් විවේචන
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
මහචාර්ය චන්ද්‍රගුප්ත තේනුවර මහතා පසුගියදා රණවිරුවන් සම්බන්ධයෙන් කළ ප්‍රකාශයට විවිධ පාර්ශ්ව අදත් විවේචන එල්ල කළා. https://youtu.be/X9RZV-B0pOk... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

ඇල්පිටිය කොට්ඨාශ 17න් 17ම පොහොට්ටුව දිනා ගනී.. සජිත්ට එකක්වත් නෑ..
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ඇල්පිටිය ප්‍රාදේශීය සභා මැතිවරණය සඳහා අද පැවති ඡන්ද විමසීමෙන් කොට්ඨාස 17න් 17ම ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ විසින් දිනා ගෙන ඇති බව නිල නොවන වාර්තා පවසයි. නිල ප්‍රතිඵල තව තව සුළු මොහොතකින් එය මැතිවරණ කොමිසම විසින් නිකුත් කිරීමට නියමිත ව තිබේ.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

Youth Employment: A Prime Necessity
By Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D.
In view of the fact that over twenty percent of young people in the World, have failed to find a due place in the economic ladder and have become drop offs of the education and development system, definite action to equip them to become contributors to society has to get priority. . Every country has a plethora of job skills training programmes, but  the countries provide only skills training and expect the trained youth to either find suitable employment  or to become entrepreneurs. Finding suitable employment to utilize their skills is a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/10/19)

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