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Sri Lanka Post-Election 2020: What are the People's Demands & Aspirations
By shenali Waduge
JR, if alive, would be a very happy man. His constitution after 42 years saw a single party win a majority without going on bended knee to minority kingmakers. This victory is special not only because it saw the majority converge again but it also saw some in the minorities take a step forward to integrate and assimilate at election. It was a welcome change & one that can & should be encouraged. With covid-19 not only Sri Lanka but globally, the citizens of the world are undergoing tremendous difficulties. None of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/20)

A humble request to our Excellencies President Gotabhaya and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa
by Dr Garvin Karunaratne, once G.A. Matara
In view of the landslide victory that is in the offing,  it is my humble request that you may please consider a poverty alleviation cum employment creation programme. I enclose my report on the Divisional Development Councils  Programme implemented during Premier Sirimavo  for kind perusal. It is my fervent hope that  a similar but more comprehensive programme may please  be considered as soon as possible Garvin Karunaratne 06/08/2020 http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2019/11/11/the-divisional-development-councils-programmeddcp-lessons-on-the-eve-of-the-2019-presidential-election-of-sri-lanka/ The Divisional Development Councils Programme(DDCP): Lessons on the eve of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/20)

Final Prediction on election 2020. Landslide victory for the SLPP and whitewash for UNP and Janabalawegaya and demise and disaster for Communal parties in this country
Dr. Sudath Gunasekara  Mahanuwara
The final results of this election will be stunning for everybody. My forecast of final results will roughly  be  as follows 1The SLPP will get around 175 out of 225 seats in the next Parliament (Eg 150-55 elected and 15 -20 national list)  2 The divided and disarrayed UNP (R+P camps together) will settle down around 35 the most (elected + national list) I think Sajit Camp will get few seats more than Ranil as majority of ex UNP MPP and  grass root levelare with him. TNA might get less... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/20)

09වන පාර්ලිමේන්තුව මගින් ඇමති ධූර සංඛ්‍යාව වැඩි කර ගැනීමට 'ජාතික ආණ්ඩුවක්' සෑදීමට විරෝධය දක්වමින් සහ 19වන ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධන පනත් කෙටුම්පත නීතියක් නොවීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් සුදුසු පියවර ගන්නා ලෙස ඉල්ලා ජනාධිපතිට ඉල්ලීමක්....!
නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන 
2015 දී පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇති 19වන ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධන පනත් කෙටුම්පත 2002 දී පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කළ 19වන ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා  සංශෝධන පනත් කෙටුම්පතට ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ විනිසුරුවරු 07 දෙනෙකු ලබා දී ඇති ඒකමතික තීරණයට පටහැනිව කථානායකවරයාගේ සහතිකය ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ 80.1 ව්‍යවස්ථාව අනුව වැරදියට යොදා නීතියක් ලෙස පවත්වාගෙන යන බවත්, මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් ලියන ලද ලිපි 2ක් 2020 පෙබරවාරි 09 සහ 2020 මාර්තු 08 දිනවල දිවයින ඉරිදා සංග්‍රහය පුවත් පතේ පළ වී ඇති අතර පහත දැක්වෙන අන්තර්ජාල සබැදියේ ඒ ලිපි දැක්වෙන බවත් එහි දැක්වේ. https://divaina.com/sunday/index.php/visheshanga1/13222-2020-02-07-11-49-41 https://divaina.com/sunday/index.php/deshapalana2/13532-2020-02-28-03-11-134 වර්ෂ 2002 දී පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/20)

SJB ජාතික ලයිස්තුව මෙන්න.. පැරදුනු කිසිවෙකුට අවස්ථාව නෑ..
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
සමගි ජන බලවේගය පක්ෂයද තම ජාතික ලැයිස්තුව සඳහා අපේක්ෂකයන් නම් කර ඇත. මෙවර මැතිවරණය අනුව එම පක්ෂයට ජාතික ලයිස්තු අපේක්ෂකයන් හත්දෙනෙකු වෙන්වී තිබේ. පරාජය වූ කිසිවෙකු ජාතික ලයිස්තුවෙන් යැවීමට එම පක්‍ෂයද කටයුතු කර නැත. එම පක්ෂය විසින් මැතිවරණ කොමසාරිස්වරයා වෙත නම් කර යවා ඇති ලැයිස්තුව මෙසේය. තිස්ස අත්තනායකහරින් ප්‍රනාන්දුඉමිතියාස් බකීර් මාකර්ඩයනා ගමගේශිරාල් ලක්තිලකරන්ජිත් මද්දුම බන්ඩාරමයන්ත දිසානායක... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/20)

Takeaways from the Sri Lankan parliamentary elections
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
The resounding victory of the Rajapaksas has sent a number of politically significant messages. Colombo, August 7 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan parliamentary elections, held on August 5, the results of which were unofficially out on August 7, have sent a number of politically significant messages. These are as follows: Getting Two Thirds Majority The results have shown that it is possible to get two- thirds majority even under the Proportional Representation System (PRS) which facilitates the entry of a number of parties, even small ones,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/20)

UNP blames Sajith for election loss; Ranil not taking National List seat
Courtesy Adaderana
Following the United National Party’s unprecedented defeat at the 2020 parliamentary election, the senior leaders of the ‘grand old party’ convened a meeting at headquarters – Sirikotha on Friday evening (08) to discuss the election result and future course of action. https://youtu.be/-Dt71dXTwpQ Speaking to reporters following the meeting, UNP National Organiser Daya Gamage stated that the party decided to carry out reforms and move forward.  Asked about the election result, the former minister said he believes that the people decided that the government should be from the President’s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/20)

Pilleyan leads Batticaloa preferential votes
Courtesy Adaderana
Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pilleyan of Thamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) has secured the highest number of preferential votes in the Batticaloa District. However, the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) managed to claim the victory in the district after polling 79,460 votes (26.66%). The ITAK won 02 seats in the district. The TMVP meanwhile amassed the second highest number of votes in the district with 67,692 (22.71%) and secured one seat. The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has come in third with 34,428 votes (11.55%) and won one seat. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/08/20)

පාර්ලිමේන්තු අසුන් අහිමු වූ හිටපු ප්‍රබලයෝ
Courtesy Hiru News
https://youtu.be/Y7mMxIOBpKc... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/20)

SLPP announces 17 national list MPs
Courtesy Hiru News
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna has announced the list of its appointed MPs. As per results of the General Election 2020, the SLPP has secured 17 national list positions. The party says it sent the list of appointees to the Election Commission today (07).... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/20)

The People have spoken & given way forward: SLPP wins a landslide majority
By shenali Waduge
The People have spoken & given a victory that has surprised even the SLPP. The Voice of the People put to pieces any aspirations of a weak government fishing for frogs to cross over. The People have been wise & seen the signals & stopped such. This itself is a clear indication to the new government that the People have not only spoken but have signaled very strong expectations from the government. The New Government is now bound to deliver and deliver with professionalism and patriotism the essential features that propped up... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/20)

The overall results of the 2020 general election released - this is how the seats, including the national lists, were allocated
Courtesy Hiru News
The overall results of the 2020 Parliamentary Elections have been released. The number of votes obtained by the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna is 6,853,693. They have won 128 seats and 17 National List seats. Therefore SLPP has 145 seats in parliament.  Samagi Jana Balawegaya has obtained 2,771,984 votes. They won 47 seats and 7 National List seats. The total number of votes obtained by the Janatha Jathika Balavegaya in this election is 445,958. They have won 2 seats and have been allocated one national list seat Accordingly,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/20)

Rajapaksa alliance wins by landslide in Sri Lanka parliamentary election
Courtesy TRTWORLD
Close to 70 percent of eligible Sri Lankans voted in Wednesday's election to elect a 225-member parliament, shrugging off coronavirus fears. Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa speaks to supporters at a rally ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections, near the capital Colombo on July 29, 2020 (AFP) Sri Lanka's ruling Rajapaksa brothers and their allies have won an unprecedented two-thirds majority in a parliamentary election, according to official results released early on Friday. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) won 146 on its own and could... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/20)

Sri Lanka General Elections 2020 | Opposition suffers huge setback
Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu
Decisive parliamentary majority will allow the Rajapaksas to alter the country’s political landscape The likely decisive parliamentary majority secured by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP, or People’s Party) in the island nation’s recent general elections is set to change its political landscape in significant ways. The political opposition to the Rajapaksas that was in fragments prior to the poll, could be decimated, going by results released until Thursday night. Pandemic factor Three months after his election, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was faced with a raging pandemic. His... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/20)

2020 වසරේ මහා මැතිවරණය අලුත්ම පුරෝකථනය
Dr. Sudath Gunasekara
රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ ඇතුලුව මෙ රටේ වැඩිදෙනගේ අදහස වර්තමාන පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ සිටින 225 ගෙදර යවා හොර බොරු වංචා දූෂන නැති උගත්, චරිතවත් ජනහිතකාමි, රටට ආදරය කරන අලුත්ම නියෝජිත පිරිසක් 2020 පර්ලිමේතුවට පත්කල යුතුය කියාය. එම කියමනෙහි ලොකු ඇත්තක් තිබෙන නමුත් ප්‍රායෝගිකව එය කළ නොහකිනිසාත්, එසේම පර්ලිමේන්තුවෙ සිටින සියලු දෙනාම ඒ ගනයට නොවැටෙන නිසාත්, කිරි මුදවීමට වුවද මුහුන් අවශ්‍ය වන්නාක් මෙන් පර්ලිමේන්තුව නිසි අයුරින් පවත්වාගෙන යාම සදහා එහි සම්ප්‍රදායන් පිලිබන්ද මනා අවභෝදයක් ඇති පුද්ගලයින් කීප දෙනකු හෝ ඒ තුල අනිවාර්යෙන්ම සිටිය යුතු නිසාත් එය කිසිසේත් සිදු නොවනු නැත. මෙම පර්ලිමේතුව තුල වුවද රටට ආදරය කරන එසේම ජාතියට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/20)

SLPP hopeful of establishing new parliament
Courtesy Daily Mirror
According to the official election results declared so far, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna has won a landslide victory. It is my belief that the hope of establishing a parliament with a capacity of empowering the "Vistas of Prosperity" policies will be achieved by tomorrow, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said this evening.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/20)

Rajapaksa party on course for big Sri Lanka election win
Courtesy Mailonline
Sri Lanka's ruling party took a clear lead Thursday in early results from parliamentary elections in which the dominant Rajapaksa family hope to strengthen their grip on power. Counting in the island's south showed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) with 72 percent of the vote. Since the prime minister's younger brother Gotabaya won a presidential election in November, Sri Lankans have largely embraced the family's populist platform. The policy programme emerged from a wave of nationalist sentiment that followed Easter bombings in 2019 by Muslim radicals... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/08/20)

GOSL: We demand action against Vaddukoddai Resolution for separatism & ban on LTTE insignia
By shenali Waduge
GoSL cannot pooh pooh the issue any longer. We have on the one hand a terrorist group continuing efforts to revive terrorism & we have another set of Tamil politicians who wish to separate Sri Lanka. The LTTE & Tamil politicians are tied by the quest for the same objective of a separate state but both deploying different tactics. LTTE used terror – Tamil politicians are attempting to do via political compromises. The GoSL has to legally stop both. If the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is banned in Sri Lanka as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/20)

The Rajapaksa family should not disappoint the Muslims who stood with “Mahinda pela”, Basil, Gotabaya and Namal since they were defeated in January 8th., 2015.
By Noor Nizam, Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart and Convener – “The Muslim Voice”, August 6th., 2020.
The advice of "The Muslim Voice” is that the "Mahinda Pela" should see reality now. Though the Muslim political so-called "NEW LEADERS" and "Old leaders" will finally crawl towards President Gotabaya, PM Mahinda, Chamal and Basil Rajapaksa after August 7th., 2020 when the elections results have been announced, signals are now confirmed as suggested by “The Muslim Voice” earlier that both Old Muslim leaders, especially a Muslim political party leader from the Wanni is trying to make a deal... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/20)

බණ්ඩාරනායක දරුවන්ට නොහැකි වූ ස්වදේශිකයන්ට නෛතික නිදහස අත්කර දීම රාජපක්ෂ දරුවන් කරයිද?
නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන
(2020.08.05) 1956 ආරම්භ කළ ස්වදේශිකයන්ගේ පළමු ස්වාධීන නෛතික නිදහස් නැගිටීම නෛතික නිදහස් අරගලය විවිධ බාධක මැද ඉදිරියට ගමන් කළේය. ඒ බහුතර ජනතාවගේ භාෂාවට නීතියේ බලය ලබා දීමෙනි. එස්. ඩව්. ආර්. ඩී. බණ්ඩාරනායක එංගලන්තයේ ඔක්ස්ෆර්ඩ් හී අධ්‍යාපන ලැබුවද, සිංහල රාජ්‍ය භාෂාව කරමින් ස්වදේශිකයන් නීතියේ නිදහසේ නැගී සිටුවීමට ගත් ප්‍රයත්නය ශක්තිමත් වූයේ එදා බණ්ඩාරනායක සමග ගිරුවාපත්තුවේ ඩී.ඒ. රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය හැරදා පාර්ලිමේන්‍තුවේ විපක්ෂයේ අසුන් ගැනීමෙනි. බණ්ඩාරනායක අගමැතිවරයා සිංහල රාජ්‍ය භාෂාව කරමින් ස්වදේශිකයන්ගේ පළමු ස්වාධීන නෛතික නිදහස් නැගිටීම ආරම්භ කළේය. අවාසනාවන්ත ලෙස බණ්ඩාරනායක අගමැතිවරයා වෙඩි උණ්ඩයට සිය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/20)

සංස්කෘතික අරමුදලෙන් සජිත් සල්ලි හොරා කාපු හැටි ඔප්පු වේ – මෙන්න සාක්ෂි
කතු වැකිය උපුටා ගැන්ම Lankamag
2015 යහපාලන ආන්ඩු සමයේදි සජිත් ප්‍රෙමදාස මහතා අයතා ලෙස සංස්කෘතික අරමුදලේ මුදල් භාවිත කර ඇති බවට සාක්ශි කිහිපයක් අප වෙත.ලැබී තිබෙනවා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/20)

Ranil hopes 2020 polls would be last under PR system
Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
UNP Leader and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed hopes that today’s general elections would be the last held under the Proportional Representation (PR) system in Sri Lanka. “Hopefully this would be the last general elections held in this country under the PR system. We proposed a mixed system without preferential votes when we were in the government. I hope we could work out an agreement and bring about a change in the electoral system,” Mr. Wickremesinghe told journalists after casting his vote at College House polling station today. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/20)

Sri Lankans vote for new parliament in big numbers despite pandemic
Courtesy TRTWorld
Sri Lankans vote in large numbers despite the Covid-19 pandemic as the ruling Rajapaksa brothers sought to expand their mandate through the virus-delayed parliamentary polls. A health official takes the temperature of election officials who arrive with ballot boxes from polling station to a counting center, after the voting ended during the country's parliamentary election in Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 5, 2020. (Reuters) Sri Lankans have voted to elect a new Parliament that is expected to give strong support to the powerful and popular Rajapaksa brothers. President Gotabaya... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/20)

President thank the people who voted amidst the Coronavirus threat
Courtesy Hiru News
President says as the 1st South Asian country to hold General Elections amidst Covid-19, the 71% islandwide voter turnout reflects the confidence of Sri Lankans on the Government's efforts in controlling the pandemic... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/20)

Seven candidates arrested for violating election rules
Courtesy Hiru News
The National Election Complaints Management Center and the District Election Complaints Management Centers have received 337 complaints regarding election law violations today, the Elections Commission stated. The total number of complaints received after the announcement of the election is 8362. Meanwhile, a 32 year old man who photographed the ballot paper at the Nawalapitiya Central College polling station was arrested and remanded till the 13th after being produced before court. Also, a police inspector who came to the counting center at the Siyane National College of Education in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/20)

72.43 percent voter turnout - Election Commission
Courtesy Hiru News
The total voter turnout in the island is recorded at 72.43% at the General Election 2020. Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya states that the turnout in the parliamentary election was 72.43 percent. Galle district was 70 percent, Matara 70 percent, Kalutara 65 percent, Kandy 72 percent, Matale 72 percent, Nuwara Eliya 75 percent, Wanni 74 percent, Moneragala 73 percent and the Jaffna district 67 percent. Digamadulla 73 percent, Trincomalee 74 percent, Anuradhapura 70 percent, Puttalam 65 percent, Kegalle 70 percent, Ratnapura 72 percent, Batticaloa district 76 percent, Colombo 68%, Badulla... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/20)

What is the Future of the UNP post-2020?
By shenali Waduge
Losing another election will not mean anything much to Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP’s leader since 1994, but the thought of departing from politics branded as a traitor to the Nation is nothing any UNP leader would like to take home & ponder in retirement. While all previous UNP leaders have their own records of achievements, there is little or nothing that Ranil Wickremasinghe can boast of as being a service to the nation. This legacy is what is going to break or make the UNP & future leadership, if UNP is to survive... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/20)

LTTE rump in the Tamil Diaspora is trying hard to revive terrorism in North Sri Lanka
By Camelia Nathaniel/Daily News
The role of one who goes as "Maniarasan" based in France, has come to light Colombo, August 4: Since 2009 after the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was militarily defeated, there have been several attempts to revamp the LTTE military outfit. From 2012 there have been 12 such attempts that are on record. All of these incidents have had some form of foreign hand in them. The intelligence units are investigating these incidents but international connections in them are already more than evident. In March 2012,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/20)

It’s time Sri Lanka woke up to challenges posed by an ageing population
By Gitanjali Marcelline Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
All baby boomers will reach 65 in 2030 and are predicted to live longer thanks to advances in medicine and technology. Colombo, August 4 (newsin.asia): Ageing is identified as one of the biggest challenges in the world. All baby boomers will reach 65 in 2030 and are predicted to live longer thanks to advances in medicine and technology. Statistics show that one-fourth of the US population will be dependent on each other because of ageing. Sickness and medical needs are predicted to double in the coming years, according to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/20)

Six more coronavirus cases move total to 2,834
Courtesy Adaderana
Six new cases of novel coronavirus have been identified increasing the tally of confirmed cases reported in the country so far to 2,834. The Department of Government Information reported that 06 persons who returned from Saudi Arabia and are under quarantine, tested positive for Covid-19. Meanwhile the total number of recoveries in Sri Lanka has risen to 2,524. Accordingly 299 patients infected with the virus are currently being treated at hospitals. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/20)

Elect good, honest, educated, and morally upright people as MPs
By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island
“Elect good, honest, educated, and morally upright people as MPs” is not a new slogan. It has been heard at least over the past half a century without any indication of its being heeded by the average voter. This is usually because the voters have no choice over the matter. It is the parties that nominate their candidates for election subject to various considerations having little to do with their formal education and moral character. The main criterion they seem to consider is how good is a candidate’s chance of winning;... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/20)

ඩී. ඒ. රාජපක්ෂ දරුවෝ බණ්ඩාරනායක දරුවන්ට නොහැකි වූ ස්වදේශිකයන්ගේ නිදහස් නැගිටීම ජයග්‍රහණය දක්වා ගෙන යාවිද ?
නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන
1956 ආරම්භ කළ ස්වදේශිකයන්ගේ නිදහස් අරගලය විවිධ බාධක මැද ඉදිරියට ගමන් කළේය. එස්. ඩව්. ආර්. ඩී. බණ්ඩාරනායක එංගලන්තයේ ඔක්ස්ෆර්ඩ් හී අධ්‍යාපන ලැබුවද, සිංහල රාජ්‍ය භාෂාව කරමින් ස්වදේශිකයන් නිදහසේ නැගී සිටුවීමට ගත් ප්‍රයත්නය ශක්තිමත් වූයේ එදා බණ්ඩාරනායක සමග ගිරුවාපත්තුවේ ඩී.ඒ. රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය හැරදා පාර්ලිමේන්‍තුවේ විපක්ෂයේ අසුන් ගැනීමෙනි. අවාසනාවන්ත ලෙස බණ්ඩාරනායක අගමැතිවරයා වෙඩි උණ්ඩයට සිය දිවි නොපිදුවේ නම් රටේ ස්වදේශිකයන්ගේ දිශානතිය අද පවතින තත්ත්වයට පත් නොවේ. එසේ වුවත් බණ්ඩාරනායක අගමැතිවරයාගේ බිරිද සිරිමාවෝ මැතිණිය 1970 පාර්ලිමේන්තු මැතිවරණයෙන් බලය ලබා සමගි පෙරමුණු ආණ්ඩුව පිහිටුවීම  ස්වදේශිකයන්ගේ දෙවන නිදහස්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/20)

විජේවීර මිනීමරුවා දෙවියෙක් කරනු එපා.
බි‍්‍රතාන්‍ය ඉංජිනේරු ගාල්ලේ දෙව්සිරි පී. හේවාවිදාන ලන්ඩන් සිට ලියයි.
මැතිවරණට ඇත්තේ තව දිනකටත් නොඅඩු කාලයකි. ප‍්‍රධාන පක්ෂ දෙකකට අමතරව මේ රටේ මීළඟ ජනාධිපතිවරයා වීමට අර අදින මුල් තුනේ අපේක්ෂකයා වන්නේ ජනබල පෙරමුණ යටතේ තරඟ කරන ජ.වි.පෙ නායක අනුර කුමාරය. සෑම වසරකම නොවැම්බර් මාසයේ අනුර කුමාර හා ජවිපය කරන ඇදහිය නොහැකි දෙයක් වන්නේ 87රැු88 කැරැුල්ලෙන් මිය ගිය රෝහණ විජේවීර, ගමනායක ලයනල් මුණසිංහ වෙනුවෙන් උපහාර උත්සවය පවත්වා පහන් පත්තු කිරීමයි. ශෝක විලාප නැගීමයි. අවාසනාවකට සෑම නොවැම්බර් මාසයේම ශී‍්‍ර ලංකාවේ බොහොමයක්ද ඉරිදා පත්තර හා සමහර ඔඪ නාළිකා විජේවීර සමඟ බිහිසුණු ප‍්‍රචණ්ඩ කි‍්‍රයාවල යෙදුනු සාමාජිකයන්ට තම පුවත්පත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/20)

ආනන්දයෙන් බිහි වු දැයට ණය නැති විශිෂ්ඨ රණවිරුවා.
බි‍්‍රතාන්‍ය ඉංජිනේරු ගාල්ලේ දෙව්සිරි පීී. හේවාවිදාන ලංඩන් නුවර සිට ලියයි
මේ සතියේ මැතිවරණ වේදිකාවල වැඩියෙන්ම අපට අහන්නට ලැබෙන්නේ මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ රජය විසින් නියත වශයෙන්ම අවසන් කරන ලද තිස් වසරක ඊළාම් යුද්ධය ගැනයි. ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ඡුන්ද සටන් බිමේ අලූතෙන්ම දකින්න ලැබෙන්නේ ඊලාම් යුධ ජයග‍්‍රහණයේ ගෞරවය තමන්ට පමණක් ලබා ගැනීමට විවිධ පක්‍ෂ දරණ ආත්මාර්ථකාමී ප‍්‍රයත්නයයිx ඕන ගොනෙකුට යුද්ධ කරන්න පුළුවන් යැයි කියමින් ගෝඨාභයගේ යුධ මෙහෙයුම අවතක්සේරුවට ලක් කළ නායකයෝ දැන් එ් යුද්ධය දින්නේ තමන් යැයි කියන්නට හාස්‍යජනක උත්සහයක යෙදෙති. මේ අන්දමට මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ රජය විසින් නිමා කරන ලද යුද්ධ ජයග‍්‍රහණයේ ගෞරවය තමුසෙලාට නොව අපටයි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/20)

BUDDHISM IN PRESENT DAY EASTERN PROVINCE Part 1
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Ven Ellawala Medhananda has  explored the present day  Buddhist ruins of the Eastern Proivince.  He found  evidence in today’s Eastern   Province , to show  that the Eastern Province had a vibrant Buddhist civilization in the ancient and medieval period.  He has also shown that it had special features, such as hillside monastic complexes and a series of ‘Muhudu Maha vihara. Monastic complexes Medhananda found evidence of huge monastic complexes in the Eastern province. There was a  monastic complex at Bambaragastalawa in Kumana. This monastery extends to over 450 acres. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/20)

The Sri Lankan e register should be governed by a law suitable to Sri Lanka and not by the foreign law called Title Registration as recommended by the MCC
A Senior Lawyer –E MAIL 
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yahoo.com Congratulation to  Ms Shenali Waduge, she has studied the Act 21 of 1998 and explained the legal implications of Title Registration [also called Bim Saviya].  Yes many learned   members of our society  argue that  foreign funding,   foreign laws and technology  should be accepted with gratitude. They believe that once we introduce technology and foreign laws  we will  be on par with developed nations.   Sadly this is akin to seeing a duck smoothly  gliding  along the water without seeing the paddling underneath . These countries are  where they are,  with... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 04/08/20)

BUDDHISM IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCE (1990-2019) Part 4
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The Northern Province was an integral part of the Rajarata of the Anuradhapura kingdom. The Raja rata was divided into uttara passa (north) dakkhina, (south) pacina, (east) and pajjima (west). Uttara passa consisted of today’s Vavuniya, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi, Mannar, and Jaffna. Each division was ruled by officer appointed by king.  Jambukolapatana in Jaffna was the main port for arrivals and departure to Rajarata. There was a main road from Jambukolapatana in Jaffna to Anuradhapura. The Northern Province continued under the Sinhala king in the ancient and medieval periods. Periyakulam inscription says that during... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/20)

The Leopard and the Snare
Newsfirst Sri Lanka
  https://youtu.be/qsZX1CRyN88 Black Leopard Death Court case held on July 29, 2020 A short report As you would be interested to know, the case relating to the death of the Black Leopard was taken up at the Hatton Magistrate's Court on July 29, 2020. The Justice for Animals and Nature organisation ( now in the process of incorporation ) sought to intervene in the Case when the case was resumed. The legal team comprised: Anura Meddegoda, P.C.  Senaka Weeraratna, (Attorney... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/20)

IT IS TIME SINHALESE PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE FULL CONTROL OF THE POLITICAL DEMOCRATIC PROCESS IN SRI LANKA.-THE SLPP SHOULD TREAT THIS AS "AN OPEN LETTER".
By Noor Nizam, Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart and Convener – “The Muslim Voice”, August 3rd, 2020.
POLITICAL PARTIES BASED ON COMMUNITY, RELIGION AND COMMUNAL BASIS HAS TO BE BANNED IN SRI LANKA BY THE MAJORITY SINHALESE COMMUNITY AND NATIONALIST SINHALA FORCES IMMEDIATELY UNDER ANY NEW CONSTITUTION TO BE PRESENTED IN PARLIAMENT. FOR THIS –  ALL SINHALA FORCES, INCLUDING THE MAHA SANGHA, THE SLFP, UNP (those who love the maathruboomiya”), JVP AND OTHER PATRIOTIC POLITICAL PARTIES INCLUDING THE SLPP/JO SHOULD GIVE THEIR FULLEST SUPPORT TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. SEVENTY FOUR PERCENTAGE (74% ) SINHALA MP’s (voters) CAN EASILY... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/20)

ඉස්කෝලේ ගෙදරටම ඇවිත්
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කොවිඩ් 19 වසංගතය නිසා නිවසට කොටුවූ "ලොව පුරාම බිලියන 1.2ක්පමණ පාසැල්යන දරුවන්  ඉදැන් ගෙනගන්නේ වෙනස්ම ලෙසකටය.  ඒ නිසා කලින්  තිබුනු අධ්‍යාපන රටාව වෙනස් වී ඇත. ඔන්ලයින් ක්‍රමය නිසා ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණය උපයෝගී කරගෙන තමන් කැමති තැනක සිට දැන් දරුවන්ට ඉගෙනගත හැකි බව ලෝක ආර්ථික සංසදය World Economic Forum) පෙන්වා දෙයි.   පාසැල හා උපකාරක පන්ති වටා බැඳුණු සම්ප්‍රදායික අධ්‍යාපනික රටාවක් තිබුණු ශ්‍රී ලංකාවෙත් අධ්‍යාපනය ඒ අනුව බොහෝ දුරට වෙනස් හෝ වෙනස් වෙමින් ඇත.  වසංගත සමයේ ස්වාධීන රූපවාහිනී සේවය ඇරඹු 'ටෙලිවිෂන් ඉස්කෝලේ' එහි එක් පියවරකි  මෙයද නිවසේ සිට ඉගෙන ගන්නා දරුවන්ට මග පෙන්වීමකි.    නිවසේ සිට තනියම පාඩම් වැඩ කරන්නේ කෙසේද?  ඒ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/20)

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    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,
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    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) .
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