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Summary of the proposal submitted to the Expert Committee to draft a new constitution
C. Wijeayawickrema
November 27, 2020 Secretary,Expert Committee (EC) to draft a new constitutionColombo. Dear Sir/Madam, Topic 2(h) – Decentralization - Jana Sabha I wish to submit this summary of the proposal sent by me a few days ago. Several readers who saw a printed version of it in a popular website (Lankaweb), suggested that I provide a ‘summary' of it, which was in Sinhala. Considering the fact, that this Island is the only piece of real estate on earth, historically demarcated for the Sinhala race, facing the danger... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/20)

Will ‘Citizen vs Judiciary' be given ‘Leave to Proceed'?
MALINDA SENEVIRATN​E
It's a mischievous headline, admittedly. Citizens are not taking the judges to court. And, even if that happened, the simple matter of interest-conflict would force all judges in all courts to recuse themselves from entertaining such a petition.We don't have a perfect judicial system. Neither is it as horrendous as some have claimed it to be. Those in the legal profession, the judges themselves and citizens from all walks of life, however, would not doubt unanimously claim that improvements are in order.Now ‘The Ills of the Judiciary in Sri Lanka' could be the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/20)

A NEW CONSTITUTION - THE LEGISLATURE - TO BE OR NOT TO BE? How to get Parliament under control
Stanley Gunaratne 
There was a time when our Parliament was filled with statesmen and women. Honourable members with integrity, vision and integrity. Whose oratory was full of class, wit and wisdom which any legislative chamber in the world would consider it an honour to bear witness to.  Sadly today, this once august chamber is full of unscrupulous characters, rogues and traitors. It has become an embarassment to the nation and certainly no example to children whether it be the vulgar language exchanged between thugs, or the rugby scrums and fistfights which ensue.  A proposal... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/20)

Journalists must NOT use “Maveer”, or “Mahaviru” and other glorifying names for suicide terrorists who are “Maha-viyaru” individuals.
Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada
Many English newspapers, and even some Sinhalese language newspapers have carried news items with headlines like “Mullaitivu and Jaffna courts prohibit Mahaviru commemorations”,  “Court orders to prohibit Mahaveer Commemorations”. To  unthinkingly  take over the narrative and vocabulary of the pro-Tiger activists and use them in news items and headlines is a corruption of the language. If journalists need an alternative word, then can refer to these suicide terrorists as “Mahaviyaru” in Sinhala, and  “Maaveriyan”  மாவெறியன்  in Tamil. This  alludes to the fact that these suicidees were not acting rationally, and had  become... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/20)

මාධ්‍ය වීදීන් සහ ලේඛකයෝ "මරු-වියරු" වූ එල් ටී ටී ඊ ත්‍රස්තයන්ට "මාවීර්", "මහවිරු" වැනි ගෞරව් නාම නොදිය යුතුය.
චන්ද්‍ර ධර්මවර්දන විසිනි
මේ නොබෝ දා පුවත් පත් වල පල වූ ශීර්ෂ තල අනුව මුලතිවු (මූලදූව ) සහ ජාපනය උසාවි මගීන් "මාවීර අනුස්මරණ උත්සව" පැවැත්වීම තහනම් කොට ඇත. එම අන්දමේ පුවත් පල කරන විට එවැනි ත්‍රස්තයන් ට  "මාවීර" වැනි ගෞරව පූර්වක නාමයන් නොදිය යුතුය. ඔවුන් හින්සාව සහ ත්‍රස්තයෙන් වියරු වැටුනු, එනම් පිස්සු වැටුනු, මාර චේතනා වලින් උසිගැන්වූ  පුද්ගලයෝ බව සලකා ඔවුන්ට "මරුවියරුවන්" යයි නම් කිරීම සුදුසු ය.    දෙමල බසින් පවා මොවුන්ට "மறவெறியன்" හෙවත් "මාරවෙරියන්"  යන නම පාවිච්චි කල යුතුය. මෙම උත්සව ඇත්ත වශයෙන් දමිලයන්ගේ "අයිතිවාසිකම් සංදහා නැගී සිටි අය" අනුස්මරණය කිරීමට පවත් වන්නේ නම්, අමිර්තලිංගම්,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/20)

Trump bowing out; Opportunity for Australia to mend fences with China?
By Raj Gonsalkorale
“Those whom the Gods wish to destroy they first make them mad Donald Trump has taken the USA down an abyss of despair and duplicity. Domestic divisions and international disorder dominated the Trump era. Many questioned the sanity of Trump’s approach to governance, nationally and internationally. Now, more than 80 million voters and popular vote majority in excess of 7 million, and 306 electoral college votes has given Joe Biden a clear victory over Trump. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will have a tough time resurrecting some trust and confidence that their own... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/20)

THE POHOTTUWA GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA Part 2 C7b
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Economists agree that China has made a spectacular rise from a very poor nation in 1949 to very rich one in 2019. Chinese banks are among the largest cross border lenders in Asia, said Economist in 2019. Seven of the top 20 equity underwriters in Asia In 2018 were Chinese. Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway had invested USD 232 million in BYD, a Chinese energy products company, in 2008.  In 2019, China had the world’s largest high-speed rail network of 29,000 kilometers. This is about two thirds of the world’s total high-speed rail network. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/20)

Professionals Quash chicken-brained Mangala's Budget criticisms Part II
By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA.
Although the chicken-brained lingerie designer cannot understand the economic progress being made by this government it must be pointed out despite progress affecting in many firlfd of economic development inflation for which the opposition rabb;e-rousers make even poojas for a steady increase is reported to be dwindling appreciably,  Inflation in October reached 5.5%, which was a reduction from 6.4% in the previous month. The Census and Statistics Department said that the reduction was largely down to changes in food prices.   We now present fitting responses given to the chicken-brained lingerie designer... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/20)

අධ්‍යාපනවේදී උපාධිධාරීන් ගුරු පත්වීම් - ඌව පළාත්
A.J.M. Muzammil Media Unit
ඌව පළාත් සභාවේ අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යාංශයට බඳවා ගනු ලැබූ අධ්‍යාපනවේදී උපාධිධාරීන් 26 දෙනකුට ගුරු පත්වීම් පිරිනැමීම අද දින ( 26-11-2020 ) ඌව පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවර ගරු ඒ.ජේ.එම්. මුසම්මිල් මැතිතුමන් ගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් ඌව පළාත් සහා ශ්‍රවණාගාරයේදී  සිදු කෙරිණි. මෙහිදී කොළඹ, කැළණිය සහ පේරාදෙණිය යන විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයන්ගෙන් අධ්‍යාපනවේදී උපාධිය ලැබූ උපාධිධාරීන් සහ භික්ෂුන් වහන්සේලා දෙනමකට ද ගුරු පත්වීම්වලට අදාළ පත්වීම් ලිපි පිරිනැමීම ආණ්ඩුකාරවරයාගේ අතින් සිදුවිය. මෙසේ බඳවා ගනු ලැබූ උපාධිධාරි ගුරුවරුන් විසි හයදෙනා මොණරාගල, බිබිල, වැල්ලවාය, තණමල්විල, වැලිමඞ, පස්සර, මහියංගනය හා වියළුව යන අධ්‍යාපන කලාපවල පිහිටි පාසල් වෙත අනුයුක්ත කර ඇත. මෙම ගුරු පත්වීම් පිරිනැමීමේ අවස්ථාවට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/20)

Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara takes oaths as Public Security Minister
Courtsey Ceylon Today
Rear Admiral (Retired) Sarath Weerasekara has taken oaths as the Minister of Public Security today (26). The President established two new Ministries under an extraordinary gazette recently.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/20)

Foreign force behind Easter Sunday attacks – Sirisena
By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island
A powerful foreign country or an agency was behind the Easter Sunday bombings and the National Thowheed Jamaat (NTJ) leader Zaharan Hashim, former President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday told the PCoI investigating the Easter Sunday attacks. “I also do not believe that Zaharan was the leader of that organisation. Because a leader would never have initiated a suicide attack and died during the first wave,” Sirisena said. The former President also said that Islamic extremism had spread rapidly in the country due to the support extremists received from Muslim... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/20)

553 new cases of coronavirus reported in Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
The Ministry of Health confirms that 211 new cases of novel coronavirus have been detected today. All new cases are close contacts of COvid-19 positive patients from the Peliyagoda cluster. A total of 553 new cases have been reported so far today. Meanwhile the tally of coronavirus cases from the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda cluster has now increased to 18,491.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/20)

Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 death toll climbs to 99
Courtesy Adaderana
The Director General of Health Services has confirmed three more deaths of Covid-19 infected persons, increasing the total number of coronavirus deaths in the country to 99. One of the deceased is an 87-year-old male from Colombo 08, who passed away at the Colombo National Hospital today (26). The cause of death is cited as a bacteria infection with Covid-19 infection and chronic lung disease. An 80-year-old resident of Bambalapitiya who was receiving treatment at the Mulleriyawa Base Hospital after being identified as a Covid-19 patient had passed away on November 25. The cause of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/20)

Defense Ministry assigned under President; Sarath, Chamal gets new ministries (English)
Ada derana
https://youtu.be/mpTP5EeXejc... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/11/20)

President’s Address to Nation: Taking the Bull by the Horns
By Rohana R. Wasala
I do not normally speak as a Sinhalese, and I do not think that the leader of this council ought to think of himself as a Sinhalese representative, but for once I should like to speak as a Sinhalese and assert with all the force at my command that the interests of one community are the interests of all. We are of one another, whatever race or creed. D.S. Senanayake, 1945 (‘Don Stephen Senanayake’ by H.A.J. Hulugalle, 1970) President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in his address to the nation, on completion of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

How to fix the current FLAWED constitution which allows ethnic laws and is NOT "One law"
Stanley Gunaratne 
The current 1978 Constitution's "Equality" clauses are meaningless since they are superseded by 600+ personal laws thanks to Article 16 overriding Article 12.  Article 16 currently permits any personal laws made by Parliament before, or after 1978 to override the Constitution! This flies in the face of equality. The best Constitution we had was the Soulsbury Constitution which had ironclad guarantees to prevent such nonsense.  PROPOSAL IN A NEW CONSTITUTION: THE CEYLON BASIC LAW (Section 1) The Republic shall ensure the preservation of its ancient heritage,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

THE POHOTTUWA GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA Part 2 C7a
KAMALIKA PIERIS
China has   stepped up its diplomatic relations with Sri Lanka after Pohottu government came in.  A very experienced Chinese diplomat Qi Zhenhong   arrived in November 2020 as ambassador to Sri Lanka. Qi Zhenhong was head of China Institute of International Studies, a premier international relations think tank in China. He has an excellent understanding of the complex realities in the Indian Ocean, said analysts.     He comes here at a time when the actions of USA, India and several other countries are rapidly militarizing the Indian Ocean and is applying pressure on smaller nations to join them.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

The 19th Amendment: get over it already!
MALINDA SENEVIRATN​E
There are all kinds of yahapalanists. There are those who cannot be in denial simply because they were right in the middle of the yahapalana project or rather a project by that name (for good governance was certainly not their cup of tea as history showed and practice demonstrated). Then there are those who opted for a change of clothes. Name change, symbol change, address change etc., didn’t make them unrecognizable. SJB and UNP, telephone and elephant, it’s the same. All yahapalanists. The praise and blame accrue to one and all. Well, add to this... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

A Plan To Ensure Every Sri Lankan Plate is Full During COVID and Thereafter
A paper submitted By  The Sri Lanka Study Circle 
The COVID Attack  In the first quarter of 2020, the world was plagued by a COVID virus which has, as at now, caused the deaths of over a one and a half million people.  A tiny bug has literally brought the world -the globalised world - to a standstill with economies dislocated, education retarded, food chains ruptured, ‘goods and services’ chains scuppered and health services disrupted.  The virus has adversely affected, albeit in different ways, both the purveyors of globalisation and those dragooned into... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

Professionals Quash chicken-brained Mangala’s Budget criticisms Part I
By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA.
Sri Lanka’s worst quisling who was kicked out of parliamentary politics by the Maha Sangha and the patriotic people of Matara and was forced to become a political orphan who exposed his economic lacuna by attempting to criticize the visionary and futuristic budget 2021budget due to sheer jealousy with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksea.  Unlike this ignoramus nincompoop, the budget has been hailed by the business community, academics and economists as a as a long term futuristic budget while this lintgerie designer says that it is a budget that facilitates money laundering.  This political... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

A budget presented amid celebrations and acquittals
MALINDA SENEVIRATN​E
Over the last few weeks there has been a concerted campaign in social media attacking President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The ‘Gota Fail Campaign,’ as it was, promoted a strong response questioning the success of the President’s detractors. The campaign was clearly targeting the President’s first anniversary celebrations and the impending reading of the budget. The campaign failed or rather, now that the moment has passed, the campaigners have taken a break.It was a week made of celebratory days, depending on one’s political preferences of course. We had Mahinda Rajapaksa celebrating his 75th birthday. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa completed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම රාජ්‍ය ප්‍රතිපත්තිය යටතේ කලාකරුවන් සඳහා හදිසි අනතුරු සහ වෛද්‍ය රක්ෂණාවරණයක්
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාගේ උපදෙස් පරිදි සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම රාජ්‍ය ප්‍රතිපත්තිය යටතේ කලාකරුවන් සඳහා හදිසි අනතුරු සහ වෛද්‍ය රක්ෂණාවරණයක් හඳුන්වාදීමේ පළමු අදියර ක්‍රියාත්මක කරමින්, රක්ෂණාවරය ලබාදීම වේදිකා නාට්‍ය ක්ෂේත්‍රය සඳහා වෙන් කර තිබේ. සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම රාජ්‍ය ප්‍රතිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශනය 2020 වර්ෂයේදීම යථාර්ථයක් බවට පත් කරමින් හඳුන්වා දෙන මෙම රක්ෂණාවරණය, බුද්ධශාසන ආගමික හා සංස්කෘතික කටයුතු අමාත්‍ය හා ටවර් හෝල් රඟහල පදනමේ සභාපති ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමන්ගේ අධීක්ෂණය හා පූර්ණ උපදෙස් මත සිදු කෙරේ. ජාතික උරුමය ප්‍රාසංග කලා හා ග්‍රාමීය කලා ශිල්පී ප්‍රවර්ධන කටයුතු රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය විදුර වික්‍රමනායක මහතාගේ උපදෙස් පරිදි ටවර් හෝල් රඟහල පදනම විසින්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

සජිත්ගේ පක්‍ෂය සම්පූර්ණ නඩත්තුව බදියුදීන්ගේ කළු සල්ලිවලින්.. බැංකු ගිණුම් සහිත සාක්‍ෂි ලැබෙයි..
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
සමගි ජන බලවේගය පක්ෂය පවත්වාගෙන යන්නේ නිසා රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන්ගේ කළු සල්ලිවලින් බව ඇමති මහින්දානන්ද අලුත්ගමගේ මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. එම පක්‍ෂයේ මැතිවරණ වියදම් ද සියලූ වියදම් සිදු කරන්නේ රිෂාඩ් බදුර්දීන් බවත් පැවැසූ ඇමැතිවරයා තමනට ඒ බව ඔප්පු කිරීමට සියලු සාක්ෂි ඇතැයිද කියා සිටියේය. පසුගිය මහ මැතිවරණයේ දී සහ ජනාධිපති ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී ලබාදුන් මුදල් සහ සියළු බැංකු ගිණුම්ද පිළිබඳව සාක්ෂි තමන් සතුව ඇති බවත් ඔහු පැවසදීය. ඒ මහතා මේ බව කියා සිටියේ අයවැය කාරක අවස්ථාවේ විවාදයට එක් වෙමිනි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

How colonialism crippled Sri Lankan peasant agriculture
By P.K. Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy Ceylon Today
When the British ruled Sri Lanka, peasant agriculture, with paddy as the main crop, was systematically weakened to yield place to plantation-based commercial agriculture monopolized by them. Colombo, November 25: When the British ruled Sri Lanka, peasant agriculture, with paddy as the main crop, was systematically weakened to yield place to plantation-based commercial agriculture monopolized by them. Sri Lankan peasant agriculture is yet to recover from the historical neglect as the island nation continues to be dependent on food imports to fill vital gaps in supply. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

The West continues its campaign to destabilize Sri Lanka
By Sugeeswara Senadhira/Ceylon Today
Economic pressure is being added to baseless charges of authoritarianism at the behest of the Tamil separatist lobby, writes Sugeeswara Senadhira in Ceylon Today. Colombo, November 23: As the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government completed its first year, the hostile West commenced its attacks on Sri Lanka with renewed vehemence. Recent reports reflect the ardent desire of the West to find fault with every step taken by the Sri Lankan Government. The moment, a decision to curtail imports were announced with the intention of saving much-needed foreign exchange and also... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

Garden Agro-Engineering: Emerging Stronger After COVID-19
By Dr. C. G. Ilangakoon Courtesy Ceylon Today
It was with absolute pride and delight, the voters of Sri Lanka as a whole watched the address to the Nation, delivered by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on 18 November 2020, certainly to the exclusion of few political hypocrites of opportunism, rejected by the people. He articulated the following contents very much assertively: “It is no secret that the majority who voted for me then were Sinhalese.  They rallied because they had legitimate fears that the Sinhala race, our religion, national resources and the heritage would... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

NEWSSirisena, who claimed he was very sick on day of attack managed to return home same night
By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island
Former Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) SDIG Nilantha Jayawardena had contacted the Personal Security Officer (PSO) of former President Maithripala Sirisena three times on the day of the Easter Sunday attacks, it was revealed, on Thursday night, at the PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks. A Warrant Officer of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Anura Nishantha, who had manned the phone exchange at Sirisena’s official residence at Paget Road on April 21, 2019 revealed this at the PCoI. Responding to the question raised by the Commissioners, Nishantha... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

Be on alert for COVID-19 symptoms, don’t wait until condition worsens – Chief Epidemiologist
Courtesy Adaderana
A significant number of COVID-19 deaths reported from the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda COVID-19 clusters have occurred at home, says Chief Epidemiologist Specialist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera. He points out that the elderly and individuals with chronic diseases in high-risk areas should be more alert about new illnesses. “Elderly people in high-risk areas and people with chronic illnesses need to seek medical attention immediately if they develop any new symptoms. It can be a fever, cough, cold, sore throat, or difficulty in breathing. It could also be symptoms such as weakness, loss... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

502 new cases of coronavirus cases detected today
Courtesy Adaderana
Department of Government Information says that another 208 individuals have tested positive for novel coronavirus in the country. All new cases are close contacts of previously identified positive patients from the Peliyagoda cluster.  A total of 502 new cases of Covid-19 have been identified so far today (25). This brings the total number of cases reported from the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda Covid-19 cluster to 17,938.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll at 96 with 2 more deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka’s death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 96 as two infected persons have succumbed to the disease, the Department of Government Information confirmed. The deceased are a 45-year-old woman from Colombo 12, and an 80-year-old man from the Pannipitya area. The woman had passed away at the Colombo National Hospital on November 23 from a cardiac arrest caused by COVID-19. The male had been transferred from the Sri Jayawardenepura Hospital to the Pimbura Base Hospital upon being diagnosed as a COVID-19 patient. He had passed away today... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/11/20)

Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is cheaper than Pfizer’s and Moderna’s and doesn’t require supercold temperature
Courtesy theconversation.com
The biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has released data on what is now the third promising vaccine candidate against COVID-19 – and it has several advantages over those of its competitors, Pfizer and Moderna. On Monday, AstraZeneca released interim analysis of its phase 3 trial data of 23,000 volunteers from the U.K. and Brazil. These results show that the test vaccine is between 70% and 90% effective in stopping COVID-19, depending on the vaccine doses administered. Although less effective than the reported results from the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine candidates, this vaccine is still more effective than annual... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/20)

Over 1 BILLION doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against Covid expected in 2021 as producer promises low prices
Courtesy RT
More than 500 million people will be able to take the pioneering Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus next year. Its developers say the two-shot jab will be sold cheaper than those of its foreign competitors. The drug will be produced not only in Russia but also by “leading foreign pharmaceutical companies” who agreed to cooperation deals with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). Talks with additional international partners are underway to further increase production capacity.  “Sputnik V will be two or more times cheaper than mRNA vaccines with similar... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/20)

Hizbullah received over Rs.4 Bn foreign funds to BoC accounts
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Two Bank of Ceylon (BoC) accounts operated by former Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hizbullah had received over Rs. 4 billion in terms of foreign funds within a period of three years before the Easter Sunday terror attacks, according to what transpired during deliberations of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing Easter Sunday attacks.   Testifying before the Commission, former BoC Bank Manager of Colpetty Branch I.C.K. Kannangara said that Hizbullah had operated five accounts at Colpetty branch.    However, evidence had been led before the Commission pertaining to two accounts named... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/20)

මැඩිල්ලේ හිමිගේ පන්සලට රහස් පොලිසිය යැවුවේ ඇමති චමල්.. මා නොවේ..- ඇමති ජොන්ස්ටන් කියයි..
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සිංහලේ සංවිධානයේ මහ ලේකම් පූජ්‍ය මැඩිල්ලේ පඤ්ඤාලෝක හිමියන්ගේ විහාරස්ථානයට රහස් පොලිසිය යවන ලද්දේ තමන් විසින් නොවන බව ඇමති ජොන්ස්ටන් ප‍්‍රනාන්දු මහතා පවසයි. චමල් රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතාට එල්ල වූ අසත්‍ය චෝදනාවක් ගැන තොරතුරු ලබා ගැනීමට ඔහු විසින් කරන ලද දැනුම් දීමක් මත එය සිදු වූ බවද ඒ මහතා පැවසීය. පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ අයවැය දෙවැනිවර කාරක සභා අවස්ථා විවාදයට එක්වෙමින් ඒ මහතා මෙම අදහස් පල කරන ලදී. මම පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ අද දහවල් හිටිය නැති වෙලාවෙදි හේෂා විතාන මන්ත්‍රීතුමා සහ ඉඳුනිල් අපේ දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ මන්ත්‍රීතුමාන්ලා මගේ නම ප්‍රකාශ කරලා මැඩිල්ලේ පඤ්ඤාලෝක හාමුදුරුවන්ට විරුද්ධව මම සීඅයිඩී එකේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/20)

Sri Lanka seeks consultants for $100m solar project
PV Magazine
The project will be developed under a credit line facility from the Exim Bank of India. The Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority has issued a tender to seek consultants for the pre-feasibility study of a large scale PV power plant. The project will be developed under a $100 million credit line facility from the Exim Bank of India. Of this sum, $85 million will be devoted to the deployment of rooftop PV arrays in government buildings under the country's net metering scheme, $5 million will be used for floating installations, and $10... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/20)

Pillayan granted bail
Courtesy Adaderana
Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) leader and parliamentarian Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias “Pillayan” has been granted bail by the Batticaloa High Court. The Batticaloa District MP was ordered released on bail by Batticaloa High Court Judge T. Wigneshwaran, when the case filed over the murder of former TNA MP Joseph Pararajasingham was taken up today. https://youtu.be/ocP-qyTbsgY Four other defendants in the case who were in remand custody were also granted bail by the court, Ada Derana reporter said. They were ordered released on two personal bonds of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/20)

Four new Covid-19 deaths take total to 94
Courtesy Adaderana
Four new Covid-19 related deaths have been reported in Sri Lanka, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed a short while ago. One of the victims is a 74-year-old male from Ginigathhena area. Reports revealed that he passed away on November 22 while receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Ragama Teaching Hospital. The cause of death was cited as multi-organ dysfunction due to complications of diarrhea induced by Covid-19 infection. The second victim, a 54-year-old male from Siyambalape South who was under treatment at the Colombo National Hospital has died... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/20)

Covid-19: 171 new infections identified with a total of 459 within the last 24 hours
Health
Fresh COVID-19 positive cases were identified in Sri Lanka as the total number of cases reported from the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda clusters reached 17,436. The Department of Government Information said 171 more persons were tested positive for the virus.  A total of 287 more new Covid-19 cases were reported earlier evening bringing the total cases so far to 20,795, the Health Ministry said. All contacts are close contacts of earlier patients. All the new cases are close contacts of the Peliyagoda Fish Market cluster, reports confirmed. With the new development,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/11/20)

The LTTE's “Maaveer” celebrations: Packaging Suicide Killers as liberation Heroes.
Chandre Dharnawardana
The 26th of November is the Birthday of the dreaded leader of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) who was shot dead in 2009. Prabhakaran assassinated the elected leaders of the Tamil community in the 1980s [1], massacred other rival groups, suppressed dissent, and  hijacked the control of Tamil politics, to  launch a brutal war against the Sri Lankan government that lasted some three decades, ending in May 2009.  The whole of Sri Lanka, including the  majority of Tamils who live in the South with the Sinhalese celebrated the event. It was recorded as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/20)

The Foreign Stooge 3D Jayatilleke’s obsession with President’s Anniversary Message.
By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA.
President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s Anniversary speech and the brilliant 2021 futuristic Budget presented by the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa have raised the trust of the people who suffered immensely under the destructive yamapalana government for the last 4 ½ years. The Anniversary speech clearly outlined the performances achieved during President’s first year under various obstacles made by the Sirisena/Ranil government and restrictions that had been placed upon him by the obnoxious 19th Amendment.  The President also outlined details of the work to be carried out and steps to be taken in the next four... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/11/20)

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  • 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
    -For Full story go to
  • Historical Development of Sinhala and Scripts click on the links!!
    -Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
    -Unethical conversion violates the UN convention on the right of the child

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