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Covid: People are vaccinated - so why are there so many cases?
By Philippa Roxby Health reporter Courtesy BBC
More than four out of five UK adults have now had two jabs, but reported daily Covid cases remain high. Meanwhile, it's been confirmed that millions of people will get booster vaccines - while children aged 12-15 will be offered single doses. Why are infections still high when so many are vaccinated?
The vaccines are designed to protect people against becoming seriously ill or dying from Covid-19. They're less effective at stopping people becoming infected by the virus, developing mild symptoms or... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 19C
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The Tamil Separatist Movement was not crushed by the Eelam defeat. They knew it was going to happen and were ready for it. The Movement created two new organizations after the war ended, ‘Transitional government of Tamil Eelam'(TGTE) and the ‘Global TamilForum' (GTF). TNA is the local representative in these two groups. Transitional government of Tamil Eelam A Transitional government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) was set up May 2010 in the US.  It is a government in exile set up by the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora who wish to establish... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

Regression & Reincarnation
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando
Reincarnation means a 'soul' moving from one and taking birth in another human body after death. Hypnosis uses to identify memories of past life. Buddhists and Hindus have a shared belief over incarnations. In Western countries 'past-life practitioners' use hypnosis, which has become more or less a business.  A session with a hypnotist can last up to forty minutes and it is expensive. Clinical psychiatrists and psychologists widely reject Regression. A 2006 survey found that most of the samples studied by mental health professionals rated ‘Past Lives therapy'... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

Are the Americans and their Acolytes Attempting to Frogmarch Mahinda to Walk the Plank?
By The Sri Lanka Study Circle
23Mar 21 is a red-letter day for Sri Lanka. On this day, the little island nation once again bloodied the nose of America when she defeated its plan to drive home a deep nail of American colonialism into her. America, unleashed its running-dogs at the UNHRC, hoping to establish a second Attorney General's department in Sri Lanka under the direct control of the UNHRC, thereby setting the stage to fry our heroic soldiers in the American Electric chairs. America was hoping to establish this mechanism by illegally vesting... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

New Study proves UK Channel 4 TV's ‘Sri Lanka's Killing Fields' documentary is full of lies; UNHRC Commissioner Geneva and 47 Member States must take note
Chanaka Bandarage
Through its 2011 documentary (film/video) titled ‘Sri Lanka's Killing Fields', UK's Channel 4 TV misled the UK people and the World asserting that Sri Lanka's military during the last stages of the war against the LTTE committed gruesome war crimes and crimes against humanity. The writer can state with absolute certainty and responsibility that the Channel 4 film is full of lies. This is his Study. The deceptions were so clever even some Sinhalese who are knowledgeable of the war have murmured to the other “did our Army really commit such... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

ළමා සංවර්ධන මධ්‍යස්ථානවල නේවාසික දරුවන්ට රුපියල් මිලියන 21ක් වටිනා පරිගණක 700ක් සහ අන්තර්ජාල සබඳතා ලබාදෙයි.
තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යංශය, සංවර්ධන සම්බන්ධීකරණ හා අධීක්ෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය, ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණ හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශය.
ළමා සංවර්ධන මධ්‍යස්ථානවල නේවාසික දරුවන්ට රුපියල් මිලියන 21ක් වටිනා පරිගණක 700ක්  සහ අන්තර්ජාල සබඳතා ලබාදෙයි. රාජ්‍ය හා පෞද්ගලික දෙඅංශය ම එක්ව දරුවන්ගේ අනාගතය පිළිබදව විශ්වාසයක් ගොඩනැගීමට අවශ්‍ය පරිසරය නිර්මාණය කළ යුතුයි. - තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා, සංවර්ධන සම්බන්ධීකරණ හා අධීක්ෂණ අමාත්‍ය සහ ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණ හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා - ළමා සංවර්ධන මධ්‍යස්ථානවල නේවාසික දරුවන්ට පරිගණක හා අන්තර්ජාල පහසුකම් ලබාදීමේ සංකේතාත්මක අවස්ථාවට එක්වෙමින් අද (15) දින අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යාංශයේ දී අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

බදුල්ල දිස්ත්‍රික් කොවිඩ් මර්ධන කමිටු රැස්වීම
Media Unit Media Secretary to the Governor of Uva Province
බදුල්ල දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ ජනතාව කොවිඩ් - 19 වෛරසයෙන් ආරක්ෂා කර ගැනීම හා ව්‍යාප්තිය පාලනය සම්බන්ධයෙන් අවශ්‍ය ක්‍රියාමාර්ග ගැනීම සඳහා දිස්ත්‍රික් කොවිඩ් මර්ධන කමිටු රැස්වීම ඌව පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවර ඒ.ජේ.එම්. මුසම්මිල් මැතිතුමාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් දිස්ත්‍රික් ලේකම් කාර්යාලයීය ශ්‍රවණාගාරයේදී පවත්වන ලදී. මෙහිදී දැනට ක්‍රියාත්මක නිරෝධායන ඇඳිරි නීතිය ඉවත් කිරීමෙන් පසු කොවිඩ් වෛරසයෙන් ජනතාව ආරක්ෂා කිරීම පිණිස තීරණ රැසක් ගනු ලැබීය. * දිස්ත්‍රික්කය  තුළ සේවය කරන සියළුම රාජ්‍ය නිලධාරීන්ට කොවිඩ් මර්ධන එන්නතේ මාත්‍රා දෙකම ලබාදීමට මේ වන විට කටයුතු කර ඇති බැවින් ඉදිරියේදී කාර්යාල වෙත සේවයට පැමිණෙන නිලධාරීන් එම එන්නත් ලබාගත් බව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

ඉතාලියේ ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයෝ අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා හමුවෙති
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ඉතාලියේ වෙසෙන ශ්‍රී ලාංකික ජනතාව සහ ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අතර සුහඳ හමුවක් අද (14) දින බොලොඤ්ඤා හි දී පැවැත්විණි. ඉතාලියේ විවිධ නගර නියෝජනය කරමින් පැමිණි ශ්‍රී ලාංකික නියෝජිතයන් පිරිසක් මෙලෙස අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා නවාතැන්ගෙන සිටින බොලොඤ්ඤා හෝටලයේ දී සුහඳ කතාබහකට එක් වූහ. කොවිඩ්-19 වසංගතය තත්ත්වය හමුවේ වුවද ඉතාලියේ සංචාරය කරමින් එරට වෙසෙන ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන් පිරිසකට මෙවැනි හමුවක් සඳහා ඉඩ ලබාදීම ගැන ශ්‍රී ලාංකික නියෝජිත පිරිස පළමුව අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාට සිය ස්තුතිය පුද කළහ. අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා ජනාධිපතිවරයා වශයෙන් සිටි කාලය තුළ ඉතාලිය සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකාව අතර ඇතිකරගත් ද්වි පාර්ශවීය මිතුදම් හේතුවෙන් මේ දක්වා එරට සිටින... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

Bohra Community continues its ‘Project Rise’ to distribute food in Sri Lanka
Courtesy DailyMirror
Colombo, Sept 15 (DailyMirror) – Members of the Dawoodi Bohra Community in Sri Lanka distributed cooked food to health workers and army personnel who were involved in the vaccination drive in the Western Province today. The initiative is part of a worldwide project launched by the International Dawoodi Bohra Spiritual Leader, His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin under the ‘Project Rise’ program to ensure citizens receive their meals during the pandemic. The program has been ongoing in Sri Lanka for over 10 days where daily hundreds of families are given food in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

Sri Lankan expats in Italy meet with PM Rajapaksa
Courtesy Adaderana
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday (Sep. 14) engaged in a cordial discussion with Sri Lankan expatriates from various parts of Italy. The audience has recalled the triumphs gained through the diplomatic relations established during the PM Rajapaksa’s tenure as the President, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a media release. The foresighted decision taken to establish a Sri Lankan Consulate General in Milan has drastically increased efficiency in providing consular services, the expatriates have pointed out. After taking into account a request made by the expatriates, the Prime Minister has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

Cabraal assumes duties as Governor of Central Bank
Courtesy Adaderana
Ajith Nivard Cabraal has officially assumed duties as the 16th Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, a short while ago.  “I am extremely privileged to lead the Central Bank once again and deeply humbled by the trust and confidence reposed in me by the President, Prime Minister and Finance Minister to take up this responsibility.” “I will assure all of them that they will not be let down, and the economy will be steered towards continued stability,” he said, in an initial statement upon taking office. Cabraal had... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

Sri Lanka confirms another 132 coronavirus deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 132 Covid-19 related deaths for September 14, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus to 11,699. According to the figures released by the Govt. Information Department, the deaths reported today includes 66 males and 66 females. Three of the victims including two females are below the age of 30 years while twenty-eight are aged between 30 - 59. A hundred and one of the deaths reported are persons aged 60 and above.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

Daily COVID-19 cases tally climbs to 2,314
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reported that 572 more people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (Sep. 15), moving the daily total of new cases to 2,314. According to the Government Information Department, the new cases were associated with the New Year Cluster. This brings the tally of coronavirus infections confirmed in the country to 496,423. Official data showed that more than 57,400 active cases are currently under medical care at hospitals, treatment centres and homes. Total recoveries from the virus infection reached... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

China opposes external interference in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs
Courtesy Adaderana
China told the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday (Sep. 14) that it opposes the interference of powerful nations in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka. https://youtu.be/ArAa_XE2ogc Delivering a statement at the 3rd meeting of the UNHRC General Debate of the 48th regular session, the Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations Office in Geneva, Ambassador Chen Xu also voiced deep concerns about the human rights issues in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. “These states interfere with the internal affairs of other... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

State Minister Lohan Ratwatte resigns
Courtesy Adaderana
State Minister of Prison Management & Prisoners’ Rehabilitation Lohan Ratwatte has resigned from his position over the incidents at the Anuradhapura and Welikada prisons. A statement issued by the President’s Media Division said that the parliamentarian has accepted responsibility for the incidents involving him at the Welikada and Anuradhapura prisons premises and decided to resign from his post as State Minister of Prison Management & Prisoners’ Rehabilitation. He has informed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of this decision and the President has accepted his resignation, the PMD said.  Ratwatte’s resignation comes in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

Wither the Sri Lankan Economy
by Garvin Karunaratne
Our Central Bank Governor Professor Luckshman is due to leave on 14 th September. Is important to note that when he assumed duties at the end of 2019 he vowed  “to follow neoliberal policies, negotiate with the IMF and aim at a stable  and sustainable economy"(28/12/2019). He failed and in January 2021 decided that he will “move away from an import oriented market economy towards a production oriented  strategy"(FT 5/1/2021).  The economy of Sri Lanka went into a tail spin due to the fact that Sri Lanka was in debt to the tune... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

The Oath of Kannangara
Professor Nalin Abeysekera  Ph.D.(University of Colombo) ,B. Sc Mkt. (Special) (University of Sri Jayewardenepura), MBA (University of Colombo), MCIM(UK), Chartered Marketer (UK), MSLIM, MAAT, Dip in CMA
As Sri Lankans, most of us are blessed with the free education of this country. If you compare this blessing word of “free education” with the globe you would understand more value of this. And we have seen people just consider  free education is all about “education for free” and think it is merely like a product or service given free of charge. In this context, Jayawardena (2013) defined free education as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

කොවිඩ්-19 වසංගතය මිහිතලයෙන් දුරුවේවා! ප්‍රාර්ථනයෙන් මිරිසවැටියේ පැවති විශේෂ සති පිරිත් දේශනාව
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
කොවිඩ්-19 වසංගතය මිහිතලයෙන් දුරුවේවා ! ප්‍රාර්ථනයෙන් ලෝකවාසී සියලු ජනතාවටත් ජනපති, අගමැති ඇතුළු රජයටත්  සෙත් පතා අනුරාධපුර ඓතිහාසික මිරිසවැටිය චෛත්‍යරාජයාණන් අභියස පැවැති විශේෂ සති පිරිත් දේශනාව ඊයේ (13) නිමාවට පත්විය. අටමස්ථානාධිපති උතුරු මධ්‍යම දිසාවේ ප්‍රධාන සංඝනායක අති පූජ්‍ය ආචාර්ය පල්ලේගම සිරිනිවාස නාහිමි සහ රුවන්වැලි චෛත්‍යාරාමාධිකාරී නුවර කලාවියේ ප්‍රධාන සංඝනායක පල්ලේගම හේමරතන නාහිමියන්ගේ අනුශාසනා පරිදි මිරිසවැටිය රාජමහා විහාරාධිපති හා ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජරට විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ කුලපති ආචාර්ය ඊතල්වැටුණුවැවේ ඤාණතිලක නාහිමියෝ මෙම සති පිරිත් පිංකම සංවිධානය කර තිබිණි. පසුගිය සැප්තැම්බර් 07 වැනිදා ආරම්භ වූ මෙම සති පිරිත් පිංකම සඳහා තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

EASTER BOMBING AND FAKE NEWS
RANJITH SOYSA
Defence Secretary Gen (retd) Kamal Gunaratne recently made a very sensible statement urging the public not to be misled by false claims made on Easter carnage. Many fake information concerning the state of the investigations are published in some of the main media as well as the social media which are apparently attempting to fish in troubled waters. The social media especially is fuelled by the anti -government motives for a long time beginning with series of fake stories on the destruction of the environment to the cargo ship  Xpress Pearl which caught fire, with... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

‘Self-reform and financial transparency in media’s need of the hour’
India - Nava J. Thakuria
Guwahati: Can the proprietors of mainstream newspapers and satellite news channels be compelled to make their annual balance sheets public in India? Or will it be possible to ask the professional journalists to go for self-declarations about their assets so that they can question the financial integrity of individuals in other professions including in politics! As the Union information & broadcasting ministry in New Delhi has taken initiatives to review the guidelines for working journalist’s welfare schemes, a northeast India-based scribes’ body urged the mainstream media houses and seasoned... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

Sri Lankan song 'Manake Mage Hithe' goes viral in India; Tiger Shroff, Madhuri Dixit-Nene groove to hit track
Courtesy The First Post
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan joined in the fun, sharing a hilarious video that superimposes the Singhala track over a dance scene from the movie KaaliaFP TrendingSeptember 14, 2021 16:42:58 IST Screengrab from Instagram Music has always cut across geographical boundaries, with the latest example being the Sri Lankan hit song Manike Mage Hithe, which has gone viral in India. The song has won hearts of a host of Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, and Tiger Shroff. The Singhala song has become popular on Instagram Reels,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

Sri Lanka rejects proposal for any external initiatives, Foreign Minister tells UNHRC
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka rejects the proposal for any external initiatives purportedly established by Resolution 46/1, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. G.L. Peiris told the 48th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) today. https://youtu.be/pTRHLUFtje4 In response to the oral update on Sri Lanka by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, the minister stressed that domestic processes are vigorously addressing the relevant matters. “This will polarize our society, as we experienced with Resolution 30/1. The Council must adhere to its founding principles.” External initiatives embarked... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

New Zealand grants refugee status to Sri Lankan allegedly linked to Easter attacks
Courtesy Adaderana
New Zealand has granted refugee status to a Sri Lankan who may have unknowingly helped funnel money to terrorists behind the Easter bombings, Radio New Zealand reported. The Immigration and Protection Tribunal in New Zealand found the man was not involved in supporting terrorist goals and did not know who the money went to or came from. https://youtu.be/vyMscL1kLn0 It heard he carried out several transactions a month in a money transfer scheme involving his mother-in-law overseas and a foreign broker. His Tamil wife was arrested and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

Sri Lanka confirms another 136 coronavirus deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The total number of people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka soared yet again as 136 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Monday (September 13). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 11,567. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims include 76 males and 60 females. As many as 106 deaths were reported among elderly people who are aged above 60 years. In... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

Coronavirus: 2,475 positive cases recorded within the day
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reported that 847 more people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (Sep. 14), moving the daily total of new cases to 2,475. According to the Government Information Department, 2,473 of them have been associated with the New Year Cluster and the remaining two were identified as returnees from overseas. This brings the tally of coronavirus infections confirmed in the country to 490,957. Official data showed that more than 63,700 active cases are currently under medical care at hospitals, treatment centres... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

නිරෝධායන මගඩියේ අලුත් කතාවක් - සෞඛ්‍ය ඇමැතිත් නොමඟ යවලා
Courtesy Hiru News
https://youtu.be/E48zKwa-TL8... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

Hotel quarantine racket brought to the attention of the President (Video)
Courtesy Hiru News
Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella stated that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has also paid attention to the news report regarding the exorbitant room rates and other charges levied from migrant workers by the hotels that provide quarantine facilities, The minister was commenting on the revelation made by the Hiru News team regarding exorbitant rates charged for overnight stay amounting to nearly 50,000 per night for a single person in some hotels.  Hiru CIA invites anyone subjected to such incidents to provide information on 0770 322 821 https://youtu.be/jUtjBvqehVQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 19 B1
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) was formed in October 2001. TNA consists of four parties:   Illankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi, (ITAK), Tamil Eelam Liberation Organisation (TELO), Peoples Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE), and Eelam Peoples’ Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF). These are separatist parties and the last three TELO, PLOTE and EPRLF were active terrorist groups.    The leaders of the TNA are R. Sampanthan and M. Sumanthiran, one Hindu, other Christian and both graduates of the Ceylon Law College. The TNA won 22 seats in Parliament, in 2004, with the help of the LTTE.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 19 B2
KAMALIKA PIERIS
TNA became the dominant Tamil separatist party once the LTTE was eliminated at end of Eelam war IV. It is remarkable how quickly the Tamil National Alliance moved into this new phase, said Chandraprema. The war ended in May 2009 and by the end of that year, the TNA had taken the lead. TNA then embarked on an aggressive new strategy in collaboration with Tamil parties abroad.  TNA linked with Global Tamil Forum, which had its headquarters in London. Canadian Tamil Congress said it had worked closely with TNA and its spokesperson M.A.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

බෞද්ධ ජනරජ ප්‍රවාදය - 35 වැනි කොටස - ​‍චතුර්විධ ප්‍රතිපදා
ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති
සසර සරණ සත්ත්වයා පෙළෙන්නා වූ භවදුකින් මිදීමේ ක්‍රමය බුදුදහම තුළ විග්‍රහ කෙරී ඇත්තේ චතුර්විධ ආකෘතියක් තුළ ය. දුක, දුකට හේතුව, දුක නැතිකිරීම සහ දුක නැතිකිරීමේ මාර්ගය ලෙසින් චතුරාර්ය සත්‍යය දේශනාව තුළ මෙය ඉදිරිපත් කෙරෙයි. ලෝකෝත්තර අරමුණු වෙනුවෙන් දේශිත මෙම ආකෘතිය බෞද්ධ ජනරජයේ සමාජ - ආර්ථික ගැටලු විසඳීම සඳහා ද යොදාගත හැකි ය. මෙය කළ හැකිවනුයේ ගැටලුව, ගැටලුවට හේතුව, විසඳුම, එම විසඳුම කරා යන මාර්ගය යන ලෙසින් මෙම ආකෘතිය භාවිතයට එක්කිරීමෙනි. මෙය ඕනෑම ආකාරයේ සමාජ - ආර්ථික ගැටලුවක් විසඳීම සඳහා යොදාගත හැකි ක්‍රමවේදයකි. ඒ ඒ ගැටලුවට අදාළ වන ලෙසින් පියවරින් පියවර මෙම ක්‍රමය භාවිතය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

ඉතාලියේ දී අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාට ජනතා හරසර
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා බොලොඤ්ඤා හි නවාතැන්ගත් හෝටලය අසල දී ඉතාලියේ වෙසෙන ශ්‍රී ලාංකික හා ඉතාලි ජනතාවගේ මහත් හරසරට ලක් වූහ.  ජී 20 අන්තර් ආගමික සංසදය (G20 Interfaith Forum) ට එක්වීම සඳහා අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා නවාතැන්ගත් හෝටලයෙන් ඊයේ (12) පස්වරුවේ පිටතට යන අවස්ථාව දැක බලා ගැනීමට මෙසේ විශාල පිරිසක් හෝටල් පරිශ්‍රය අසල රැස්ව සිටියහ. අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාට සහ ආර්යාවට සුබ පැතුම් එක්කරමින් ඔවුන් තම ජංගම දුරකථන ඔස්සේ ඡායාරූප ලබා ගැනීමටත් සුබ පැතුම් එක්කිරීමටත් උත්සුකවන අයුරු දක්නට ලැබිණි. ජී 20 අන්තර් ආගමික සංසදය ඇමතීමට යන තමන්ට සුබ පැතුම් එක්කළ  ජනතාවට අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා ද සිය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

Obituary - Syed Taalay Ahmed
by A. Abdul Aziz
Ahmadiyya Khalifa His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad in his Friday Sermon delivered on 3rd September said that recently, a very dear life-devotee, Syed Taalay Ahmed (31) was martyred in Ghana, Africa. Ahmadiyya Head expressed his own love and admiration for Syed Taalay Ahmad too in the sermon. He said: “He was a gem that left us. May Allah the Exalted continue to grant the Jama’at such loyal people who have a relationship with Khilafat (system of Caliph) that is based on obedience and sincerity and who give precedence to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

කාබනික පොහොර භාවිතය විමසා බැලීම සඳහා දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතා අනුරාධපුර තිරප්පනය ප්‍රදේශයේ
තිසර සමල් - අනුරාධපුර.
රසායනික පොහොර භාවිතය වෙනුවට කාබනික පොහොර භාවිතය ප්‍රචලිත කිරීමට වත්මන් රජය ගත් තීරණය සම්බන්ධයෙන් ගොවීන්ගේ පවතින මතය සම්බන්ධයෙන් විමසා බැලීම සඳහා සූර්ය බල, සුළං හා ජල විදුලි ජනන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යය දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතා අනුරාධපුර තිරප්පනය ප්‍රදේශයේ බඩඉරඟු ඇතුළු අතිරේක භෝග වගා කරන ගොවීන් හමුවී ඔවුන් සමඟ සාකච්ජා කර ගොවි බිම්ද නිරීක්ෂණය කරනු ලැබීය. අනුරාධපුර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ අක්කර 75 000 කට ආසන්න භූමි ප්‍රමාණයක දිස්ත්‍රික්කය පුරා ගොවි ගෙවිලියන් දස දහස් ගණනක් බඩ ඉරඟු වගාව සුළු පරිමාණ, මධ්‍ය පරිමාණ හා මහා පරිමාණ ලෙස වගා කිරීම සිදු කරනු ලබයි. මාස් කන්නයේ වැසි ජලයෙන් බහුලව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

Big seizures at sea: Indian agencies suspect drug smugglers-LTTE link
By Sugeeswara Senadhira/Ceylon Today
Colombo, September 13: Recent detections of large quantities of heroin from vessels sailing in the Indian Ocean have once again brought home the imperative need for cooperation between the countries of the region. At the end of August, the Sri Lanka Navy had seized a trawler with 5 suspects, carrying over 290 kilograms of heroin. The Navy Spokesman said that the consignment of narcotics, valued at nearly LKR 2,321 million, was secured from foreign smugglers in international waters. The operation was carried out by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB)... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

Sri Lanka Central Bank Veteran Cabraal Returns Amid Forex Crunch
Anusha Ondaatjie, Bloomberg News
(Bloomberg) -- Sri Lanka is turning to a veteran central banker as it seeks to bolster depleted foreign exchange reserves and service debt without seeking an international bailout.  Ajith Nivard Cabraal, a former junior minister overseeing capital markets who led the Central Bank of Sri Lanka from 2006 until early 2015, will return as governor. Cabraal, who resigned from parliament earlier on Monday, confirmed his appointment in a phone interview. “I will be concentrating on stability first, then growth,” Cabraal said.  During his previous governor term, Cabraal steered inflation to low... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

Sri Lanka’s Capital Alliance enters Bangladesh
Courtesy The Daily Star
Sri Lanka's Capital Alliance (CAL) has recently made a foray into Bangladesh's brokerage business. CAL is Sri Lanka's leading investment bank, offering integrated investment and capital market solutions, and this becomes its first overseas foray. CAL will hold a majority stake of CAL Securities, the company said in a press release yesterday. The company's local shareholders include Raihan Shamsi, former CEO of Accenture Bangladesh, and Salahuddin Ahmed, managing director of M&J Group. "We are delighted to receive formal trading rights and are thankful to the Bangladesh Securities and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

CHARTING A NEW TRAJECTORY IN INDIA-SRI LANKA RELATIONS:
VIJAY SAPPNI Courtesy Macdonald-Laurier Institute.
As Sri Lanka moves closer to China in its economic ties, concerns about the Indo-Sri Lanka bilateral relationship grow, writes Vijay Sappani in the ORF.  By Vijay Sappani, September 13, 2021 India and Sri Lanka have enjoyed a cordial and relatively stable relationship since their independence. In the post-Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) era, the neighbours align over key security and economic objectives, which includes maintaining freedom of navigation in the Indian Ocean region, combating the threat of terrorism, and working together towards a more prosperous South Asian neighbourhood.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

Seaweed farming offers a boost for Sri Lanka’s ‘blue economy’ ambitions
by Dennis Mombauer  Courtesy Mongabay
Seaweed farming is an increasingly important part of the global food system and provides a range of benefits, including sustainable coastal livelihoods and economic diversification, food production, export revenue, climate change mitigation and adaptation, pollution control, and organic fertilizer.Sri Lanka used to have a prominent seaweed market in the 1930s, but today there’s only limited, small-scale seaweed farming in the country, mostly without processing or value addition.With greater investments of money, technology, and know-how, Sri Lanka could offer the perfect location to cultivate seaweed either on its own or as integrated mariculture, for example... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

Cabraal appointed CB Governor
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Former State Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal has been appointed as the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka by the President with effect from September 15, Presidential Media Division said.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

Sri Lanka records 135 new COVID-related deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The total number of people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka soared yet again as 135 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Sunday (September 13). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 11,431. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims include 71 males and 64 females. As many as 109 deaths were reported among elderly people who are aged above 60 years. In... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

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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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