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Cricket and Crabs - Can they go together?
Senaka Weeraratna
Sport builds strength and character in a person and instills values. A sports personality has a responsibility towards society to do good by setting an example. Sports is about two rivals battling it out to see who is better. It is not about a person of strength attacking a defenseless being. That's not sportsmanship. That's Bullying and Cowardice. Yet people don't seem to think there is anything wrong in throwing an innocent being such as a live crab into a cauldron of boiling water. We cringe when even a drop of hot water spills on us yet... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

Why this is the best time to repeal PTA? PTA more dangerous than emergency laws
Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon, Executive Director – CaFFE
Campaign for Free and fair Election (CaFFE) believes that Sri Lanka can't become a nation with a rule of law until the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) is abolished as it has the same suppressive powers of Emergency Laws which were lifted in 2011. The PTA effectively makes all the provisions of the ICCPR invalid. What is more concerting is the fact that PTA has now become a part of Sri Lankan laws. While emergency laws had to be extended monthly, thus being easy to lift, abolishing the PTA needs more concerted efforts.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

ත්‍රස්තවාදය වැළැක්වීමේ පනත අක්‍රිය කිරීමට සුදුසුම අවස්ථාව මෙය වන්නේ ඇයි?හදිසි නීතියටත් වඩා ත්‍රස්වාදය වැළැක්වීමේ පනත භයානකයි
රජිත් කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ - කැෆේ
ත්‍රස්තවාදය වැළැක්වීමේ පනත අහෝසි කරනතුරු ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පුද්ගල නිදහසට ගරු කරන ශිෂ්ඨ රාජ්‍යයක් බවට පත් නොවන බව නිදහස් හා සාධාරණ මැතිවරණයක් සඳහා වු ජනතා ව්‍යාපාරය හෙවත් කැෆේ සංවිධානයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා පවසයි. සිවිල් හා දේශපාලන අයිතිවාසිකම් පිළිබඳ අන්තර් ජාතික සම්මුතිය මගින් තහවුරු කොට ඇති මූලික අයිතිවාසිකම් පිළිබද ප්‍ර‍තිපාදනයන් ත්‍රස්තවාදය වැලැක්වීමේ පනත මඟින් බලවත් ආකාරයෙන් උල්ලංඝණය වෙයි.  තාවකාලික පනතක් ලෙස මුලින්ම ක්‍රියාත්මක වූ ත්‍ර‍ස්තවාදය වැලැක්වීමේ පනත මේ වන විට මෙරට නීති පද්ධතියේම කොටසක් බවට පත්වී තිබේ.  හදිසි නීතිය වරින් වර දීර්ඝ කරමින් කාලයක් තිස්සේ පවත්වාගෙන විත් මේ වනවිට අහෝසිකර දමා තිබේ. නමුත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

Tamil civilian rapes in North Sri Lanka : 18 by Sri Lanka Armed Forces, what about 4000 by Indian Peace Keepers?
Shenali D Waduge
Garth Pritchard, a Canadian filmmaker who accompanied the forensic team to Kosovo said “this was a massacre that never happened….I was standing there when the forensic teams were telling Louise Arbor there were no 200,000 bodies and she didn't want to know”. Louis Arbor was the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, she was part of the ‘mass grave' lie. Her successor is Navi Pillay and she is happy to continue the mass lies. Sri Lanka is the target and every effort is being taken to co-link rapes with the Sri Lankan military presence in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

India Plans to Deploy Nuclear Warheads in Sri Lanka
- Kumar Moses
South Asia's strategic security situation is changing very fast. It is driven by Indian hegemonic interests. Since its creation in 1947, India has always been an invasive force. The long list of Indian invasions and grabbing others' territory proves this point beyond all doubt. However, things have taken a turn for the worse when USA and Japan outsourced part of their China containment and Asia destabilization strategy to India. The arms race started by India is now spreading to other countries as well. In response to India's hegemonic expansion, Pakistan is alleged to produce 14 to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

Dear Mr Lalith Weeratunga,
Sudath Gunasekara
My Dear Mr Lalith Weeratunga, Having failed to contact you or to get your private TP No or E-mail ever since I wrote you this note, I am copying you here with the note I sent to you by E-mail on 1st Dec, 2014 as a prior warning about the last Presidential election. I am seeking the assistance of Lankaweb to trace you as I have failed all other. I hope this will reach you via Lankaweb. I am sending this to Lankaweb for two reasons, 1 to reach you at least via Lankaweb 2 For the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

සුනිල් පෙරේරාලාට පේන්නේ නැති අමරදේව දුටු පින් කෙත සිංහල බෞද්ධයා නමැති මුව හමට තඩිබෑම
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
සිංහල බෞද්ධ නායකයින් හා හාමුදුරුවරුන්ගේ එකමුතුවක් නැතිකම නිසා ඉන් ප්‍රයෝජන ගන්නා හබන් කුකුළන් අතර කලාකාරයින් සෙට් එකක් දැන් ලංකාවේ බිහිවී සිටී. මීට මාස ගණනකට පෙර "බෞද්ධයින් ඇයි මෙතරම්  ප්‍රචණ්ඩත්වයට ලොල්" යනුවෙන් ධර්‍මසිරි බණ්ඩාරනායක නම් චිත්‍රපටිකාරයෙක් කල ප්‍රකාශය "ලංකාවේ සිංහල බෞද්ධ පදනම විනාශ කලයුතුය" යන රට බෙදීමටද රුකුල් දෙන ඇන්ටි මහාවංශ ව්‍යාපාරයේම වලිග කොටසකි. බෞද්ධ සොල්දාදුවන් සිටිය හැකිද යන මාතෘකාව යටතේ පවා බටහිර සුදු ප්‍රොපෙසර්ලා ලිපි ලියති. මියගිය ස්ටැන්ලි තම්බයියාට ප්‍රශ්නයක් වූයේ බෞද්ධයින් මිනී මරන්නේ කොහොමද යන්නය (හව් කැන් බුඩිස්ට්ස් කිල්). යාපනයේ කුල භේදය වෙනුවට තායිලන්තයේ ථේරවාද බුද්ධාගම හැදෑරීමට ඔහු මුලින්ම පිටරට ගියේය. මේ ගැන මා කලකට පෙර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

Canada: Prime Minister Harper delivers speech at country's largest national Islamic convention
By A. Abdul Aziz. Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at – Sri Lanka.
 According to media reports, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in Mississauga Friday afternoon (28 August) to address tens of thousands in attendance at Canada's largest annual Islamic convention. Speaking during the opening day of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at (Community) Canada's Jalsa Salana (annual convention), the Conservative party leader emphasized the government's ongoing support of religious rights and freedoms. "In Canada, we know that religious tolerance is an indispensable building block in a free and democratic society," Harper said. "That's why as Canadians, we value religious freedom so strongly at home... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/15)

Reason and Unreason in Sri Lankan Politics
Prof Siri Hettige Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Addressing a major national public policy forum in Colombo prior to the parliamentary elections, President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need for formulating and implementing rational, evidence-based national policies in all sectors in order to address critical issues in the country. He went even further and requested the experts, intellectuals and other knowledgeable persons in the country gathered at the forum to make concrete proposals to facilitate the formation of the Cabinet of Ministers on a scientific basis. He made these pronouncements in front of a number of political leaders representing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

Are we Inviting Direct International Intervention to make the curtain fall on our nation?
Dr Sudath Gunasekara, MAHANUWARA, the last capitol of the Sinhale Kingdom
31/8/2015. Everything on the political stage appears to be rosy. At least that is how it is displayed by the media for the consumption of the general public. Nisa Bisval the Asst Sec Sate USA comes. No International investigation she says. Tony Blair ex PM Briton follows. He too says he is also with Sri Lanka and spells out seven principles for reconciliation. All this is very fine. Bu I wonder whether  this is part of the back ground music played by politicians to keep the public distracted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

Witch-hunt against Sri Lanka: How did terrorism start in Sri Lanka?
Shenali D Waduge
Let’s start from the beginning by answering some direct questions. No investigation can omit to investigate how armed militancy started in Sri Lanka. It was not home grown. The Vaddukoddai Resolution may have called for youth to take up arms, but arms and arms training were not provided in Sri Lanka. Unemployed Tamil youth from Sri Lanka were taken to India and clandestinely trained under the auspices of the Indian Government. All those chirping ‘reconciliation’ ‘accountability’ and ranting on about root causes need to bring out how terrorism began in Sri Lanka and India’s role cannot... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

Sri Lanka must demand : Investigate the Investigation (UNHRC /UN and its Resolutions must be probed)
– by Shenali D Waduge
With just days for the UNHRC Panel to conclude accepting submissions it has emerged that the UNHRC has been cheating the system by providing UNHRC war crimes forms to only one party and that too clandestinely with links to LTTE-TNA. The shocking discovery immediately takes us back to sample formats appearing on internet to help Tamils compile cases against Sri Lanka during the Panel of Expert investigation. We now question how many of the ‘witnesses’ that the Panel of Experts claimed to quote from were bogus people. We question how many witness accounts were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

බටහිර බොරුව තව දුරටත් ගෙන යා යුතු ද?
නලින් ද සිල්වා
අප ජීවත්වන්නේ බොරු ලෝකවල ය. අපි එකිනෙකාගේ ලෝක නිර්මාණය කර ගනිමින් ඒවාහි ජීවත්වෙමු. එහෙත් අපට ඇත්තක් නිර්මාණය කර ගැනීමට නො හැකි ය. අප නිර්මාණය කරන්නේ ම බොරු ය. බොරු ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය ගැන අපි දනිමු. එපමණට ම නැතත් පට්ටපල් බොරු විද්‍යාව ගැන දනිමු. එහෙත් පට්ටපල් බොරු විිද්‍යාවෙන් වැඩ ගනිමු. බොරු ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදයෙන් වැඩ ගත හැකි ද? පසුගිය දා පැවති මැතිවරණයෙන් ජයගත් දේශපාලන පක්‍ෂයක් හෝ කණ්ඩායමක් හෝ නැත. එහෙත් රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා අගමැති ය. අද ඊනියා ජාතික ආණ්ඩුව යන මැයෙන් හවුල් ආණ්ඩුවක් නිර්මාණය කෙරෙමින් පවතියි. එය හවුල් ආණ්ඩුවකටත් වඩා අවුල් ආණ්ඩුවකි. එහෙත් බොරු ජාතික ආණ්ඩු කතාවක් ජනමාධ්‍යයෙහි ද ආධාරයෙන් නිර්මාණය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

President Sirisena and PM Wickramsinghe Played Out People
Kusal Perera
The 19 Amendment is a total fraud on the people who wanted a different government to that of Mahinda Rajapaksa. To be different from Rajapaksa, immunity allowed for a President had to be removed completely to begin with. That was quite consciously dropped. The promise to abolish the presidency that was the rallying call to oust President Rajapaksa, also did not happen with  19A. Social resentment and anger over Rajapaksa’s mega cabinet of ministers was also circumvented in a very crude manner to play out the people’s resentment and anger. This Wickramasinghe government with President Sirisena can... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

So far, no evidence found to prosecute KP: AG
Thus far, no evidence has been found in order to prosecute former Tamil Tiger rebel leader Shanmugam Kumaran Tharmalingam alias Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP), the Attorney General’s Department informed the Court of Appeal today (31). Earlier, the Court granted time for the AG to submit a comprehensive report with respect to a Writ Application filed against Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP) who was one time LTTE’s arms procurement wing leader and ‘international secretariat’. The Writ Application was filed by Propaganda Secretary of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), Vijitha Herath. The respondents for the case include the Army Commander, Inspector General... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

KP ව අල්ලන්න තරම් චෝදනා නෑලු. මහින්දට ගහපු තවත් UNP මඩක් මාට්ටු !
උපුටාගැණී www.mahinda.info
[1]. පසුගිය ජනාධිපතිවරණ කාලයේ සිටම මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට එරෙහිව එජාපය ප්‍රමුඛ ඔවුන්ගේ හවුල්කරුවන් විසින් මඩ ගැසීමට ප්‍රධාන නිමිත්තක් කර ගත්තේ KP හෙවත් කුමරන් පත්මනාදන් ය. එසේ නින්දිත මඩ ගැසීමක් සිදුකළේ KP ට එරෙහිව ඔවුන් කිසිදු නඩුවක්වත් දාන්නේ නොමැතිව යි. [2]. එහි උච්ඡතම අවස්ථාව වූයේ ලෙස්ටර් ජේම්ස් පීරිස් කලාකරුවාගේ මුහුණ විකෘති කර KP ගේ මූණ ඊට බට් කරෆොටෝශොප් කළ පින්තූරයක් යොදා ගනිමින් පාථලී චම්පික රණවක විසින් මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට මඩ ගැසීමයි. (වැඩි විස්තර සහ Video)   [3]. KP යනු ජාත්‍යන්තර කොටි ජාලයේ හිටපු නායකයෙකි. ඔහු කිසි සේත්ම දේශප්‍රේමියෙක් නොවේ. හමුදා බුද්ධි අංශ මගින් KP ව අත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

' Establishment of a Ministry of Christian Affairs - Unconstitutional' Presidential Commission on the Buddha Sāsana (2002)
  by Senaka Weeraratna
A Commission on Unethical Conversions was established by the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress (ACBC) in 2006 to investigate the incidence of conversion of Buddhists into other religions by illicit and unethical means. A comprehensive Report containing the findings of this Commission was released in 2009 under the title ‘Report of the Commission Appointed to Inquire and Report on the conversion of Buddhists in Sri Lanka to other Religions by immoral and fraudulent means’. An English Translation of this Report was published in 2012. Here is the web link to this Report: http://www.acbc.lk/images/stories/pdf/chapter%202.pdf Here are some... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

ලොකු අතුල හෙවත් අතුල නිමලසිරි ජයසිංහ
(71 කැරැල්ල ආරම්භයේ සිට අවසානය දක්වා පුර්ණ සමාලෝචනයක් කෘතිය​ ඇසුරෙනි - වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග)
1971 අප්‍රේල් කැරැල්ලේ විත්තිකරුවකු වූ අතුල නිමලසිරි ජයතිලක හෙවත් ලොකු අතුල 2014 නොවැම්බර් 29 දා රාත්‍රී අරලියගහ මැදුරේදී මිය ගියේය. චන්ද්‍රිකා බණ්ඩාරනායක කුමාරතුංග ජනපතිනිය සමයේ විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති නියෝජ්‍ය ඇමැතිවරයකු වූ ලොකු අතුල බස්නාහිර පළාත් සභාවේ මන්ත්‍රීවරයකු ලෙස ද කටයුතු කළේය. මහ නඩුවේ හයවන විත්තිකරු වූ ලොකු අතුල පශ්චාත් කැරලි සමයේ ආන්දෝලනාත්මක චරිතයක් බවට පත්වූ බව නොරහසකි. ලොකු අතුල හෙවත් හිටපු විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්‍ය අතුල නිමලසිරි ජයසිංහ මහතා මට මුණගැසුණේ (2008)  ලෝහෝර් ආර්යා ගොඩනැගිල්ලේ තෙවන මහලේ පිහිටි ඔහුගේ කාර්යාලයේදීය. තමා හමුවීමට පැමිණෙන පුද්ගලයන්ට පෙන්වන ආචාරශීලීභාවය හා මිත්‍රශීලී කථාකිරීම මම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/15)

Careful About The TNA As This Is Also Their Kind Of Modus Operandi.
Insight by Sunil Kumar
August 31st, 2015 In post election Sri Lanka there seems to be a lot of agitation on the part of the TNA, once virtually an open front of the LTTE that  their demands and calls for autonomy need to be recognized by virtue of  gaining 16 seats in Parliament and there has also been a request albeit in a manner that sounds comical they be recognized as the official opposition. While it must be remembered that the previous administration in the best interests of the Sinhala Nation made no concessions or acceded to the continued... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/08/15)

Prabhakaran killed himself, says Karuna Amman- ප‍්‍රභාකරන් සිය දිවි නසාගත්තා - කරුණා අම්මාන්
Courtesy Adaderana
Ex LTTE eastern commander and Deputy Minister Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman claims that the leader of the defeated Tamil tigers, Velupillai Prabhakaran, committed suicide by shooting himself with a firearm. Responding to a question made by a reporter during an interview on an Indian TV channel, Muralitharan also revealed that Prabhakaran’s wife and the daughter were killed by shell-fire during the final stage of the war. While praising Prabhakaran for his war strategies, Muralitharan however asserted that the LTTE was defeated owing to its unsuccessful war tactics. “If the LTTE had fought a guerilla... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/08/15)

Prime Ministerial Headaches
Courtesy The Nation
This should have been easy.  It has been easy all these years.  Hold election, release results, count numbers, pick the leader of the party which returned the most candidates to Parliament and appoint him/her as Prime Minister.  Then Parliament convenes, the Speaker is elected, the Leader of the Opposition is selected and Cabinet is appointed.  Seems pretty straightforward. It seems easy because not only does the United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) have 106 seats, the coalition’s main ally, Maithripala Sirisena has effectively looted the runner-up, the United People’s Freedom Party (UPFA), dragging its... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/08/15)

මනො මැතිවරණ කොමසාරිස්තුමා සමග පවත්වන ලද මනෝ සාකච්ඡාව
සමාජ සමීක්ෂණ විසිනි.
මනො මැතිවරණ කොමසාරිස්තුමා සමග පවත්වන ලද මනෝ සාකච්ඡාව මහා මැතිවරණය අවසන්ව ඇත. මෙරට ජනතාව තුල මේ වනවිට මැතිවරණය සම්බන්ධව ගැටලු රාශියක් මතුව තිබේ. ඒ ගැටලු සම්බන්ධව ජන හදවත් තුල ඇති සැක සංකා සන්සිදවීමේ අරමුණින්  පැහැදිලිව, තර්කානුකූලව  පිලිතුරු ලබාගැනීමේ අපේක්ෂාවෙන් අපි මනෝ මැතිවරණ කොමසාරිස්තුමාව අද මනෝ සාකච්ඡාව සදහා කැදවන ලැබුවා. නිවේදක; අපි ඔබතුමාව ආයුබෝවන් කියල පිලිගන්නවා. මැකො ; ආයුබෝවන්! නිවේදක; අපි කෙලින්ම අපේ සාකච්ඡාවට බහිමු. මේ රටේ මිනිස්සුන්ට තම රටේ පාලනය හා බැදෙන්නට ලැබෙන වැදගත්ම අවස්ථාව තමයි, මැතිවරණය. තම රටේ රාජ්ය පාලනය සදහා නායකයින් තෝරා ගැනීම සිදු කරන්නේ මහා මැතිවරණය හෝ ජනාධිපතිවරණය තුලිනුයි. එම කටයුත්ත නිසි ලෙස... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/08/15)

රනිල් හදන බව කියන කැළණි ගුවන් පාලමත් මහින්ද පටන් ගත්ත එකක්! එදා රනිල් විරුද්ධ වුණා.
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රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතාගේ අදහසකට අනුව කැළණි ගඟ හරහා දැවැන්ත ගුවන් පාලමක් ඉදිකරන බවට ෆේස්බුක් එකේ ප්‍රචාරයක් දියත් වෙන බැවින් ඒ ගැන ඇත්ත කතාව සාක්ෂි සහිතවම ජනතාවට පෙන්වා දීම මෙම ලිපියේ අරමුණයි. [1]. කොළඹ – කටුනායක අධිවේගී මාර්ගය සහ බේස්ලයින් මාර්ගය එකිනෙකට සම්බන්ධ කරමින් කැලණි ගඟට ඉහළින් රුපියල් බිලියන 45 ක වියදමින් මංතීරු හයකින් යුතු නව ගුවන් පාලමක් තැනීමට රජය කටයුතු කරමින් සිටින බව වත්මන් යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුවෙන් පාලනය වෙන දිනමිණ පුවත්පත වාර්තා කර තිබෙනවා. මූලාශ්‍රය 2015/08/28 දිනමිණ (archive) [2]. රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතාගේ රූපයත් යොදා ගනිමින් එය එතුමගේ සංකල්පයක් මත ඉදිවන්නක් ලෙස ෆේස්බුක් එකේ ප්‍රචාරය කරන ලද්දේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/08/15)

Awards of Prairie Roses and Leafy Spurge
By Shelton A. Gunaratne
MOORHEAD, MN--Jack Zaleski, the editorial page editor of my hometown newspaper, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, the flagship of Forum Communications, uses his Monday editorial to give Prairie Roses and Leafy Spurge awards to deserving people, places and institutions in the news. Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula) is a nuisance weed imported to America from Europe. It is rampant in the Red River Valley where I live. Prairie rose (Rosa arkansana) is an ornamental plant. It is the state flower of Iowa and North Dakota. I think it is a capital idea to give these awards to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/08/15)

A few days back a girl from the Indian Occupied Kashmir wrote on her face book, ‘Last night, my Mom’s phone kept ringing all night. The man on the line was drunk and spoke in accented Hindi and demanded that we talk to him or he would give our number to all the army drivers in his circles. The man was abusive and vile. It all scared us a lot and we could not sleep even for a moment. I was thinking of the girls who get terrified with such calls and have no way to articulate... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/08/15)

සාධාරණ මැතිවරණයේ ඇත්ත කතාව ගෙවිඳු රටටම කියයි
උපුටාගැණීම www.mahinda.info
පසුගිය පාර්ලිමේන්තු මැතිවරණය ලංකා ඉතිහාසයේ සාධාරණතම මැතිවරණය බව එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ දේශපාලඥයින් සහ එජාප මාධ්‍යවේදීන් විසින් නිතර කියමින් ගොබෙල්ස් කරනය කරයි. නමුත් ඒ කතාව එහෙමද නැතිනම් ඒකේ අනිත් පැත්තදැයි ජනතාවට හිතන්නට වෙන කරුණු දැක්වීමක් ගෙවිඳු කුමාරතුංග මහතා පළ කළා. පහත දැක්වෙන්නේ ඔහු හිරු බලය වැඩසටහනේදී මැතිවරණය සම්බන්ධයෙන් පෙන්වා දුන් කරුණු යි… මැතිවරණයට කළින් දිනයේදීත් මැතිවරණ නීති උල්ලංඝනය කරමින් දැන්වීම් පළ කළ එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ රුවන් විජයවර්ධනගේ ලංකාදීප පුවත්පත. එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ රුවන් විජයවර්ධනට අයත් ලංකාදීපයේ මැතිවරණයට කළින් දිනයේදී පළ කළ එම දැන්වීමට මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ අවසර නොමැතිව එතුමාගේ රූපය යොදා ගත් ආකාරය වම්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/08/15)

“ගෝඨාභය” නම නැවතත් බබළයි. අවි ගබඩාව නීත්‍යානුකුලයි! යහපාලනෙන් නඩුව ඉල්ලා අස් කර ගනී.
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ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට එරෙහිව තිබූ වාරණ අකුලා ගනී. මෙච්චර කල් එතුමාට එරෙහිව මඩ ගහපු අයට කට උත්තර නෑ. මෙන්න සම්පූර්ණ වාර්තාව.   [1]. ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජයට අයත් රක්නා ආරක්ෂක සමාගමට අනුබද්ධව ඇවන්ගාඩ් සමාගම විසින් සමුද්‍ර ආරක්ෂක ජාලයක් පවත්වා ගෙන ගියා. යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුව බලයට පැමිණි වහාම සති කිහිපයක් ඇතුළත එහි ආයුධ තිබූ නැව අත් අඩංගුවට ගෙන ජනමාධ්‍ය වලින් හෙළි කර මහා පාවාදීමක් කරනු ලැබුණා. (කළින් ලිපිය) 2002 දිගු දුර විහිදුම් බලකාය පාවා දීම හා සමානම මහා පාවාදීමකුයි එහිදී සිදුවුණේ. එහි සේවය කළ රණවිරුවන්ව අත් අඩංගුවට පත් වීම වැළැක්වීම සඳහා හිටපු නාවික හමුදාපති තුමාට ප්‍රකාශයක් ලබා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/08/15)

How much moral petrol is left in Ranil’s car?
H. L. D. Mahindapala
Ranil Wickremesinghe beat all odds and topped the list of preferences – a feat that was considered impossible earlier. At the base level, shorn off the rhetoric and the tinsel, it is an achievement  that reflects the combination of national, international – and even some anti-national – forces. It has triumphed as the new force, replacing the preceding “Mahinda magic”. Wickremesinghe has done what  his  uncle, the Yankee Dicky did, rather late in his day. Of course, JRJ shot into power with a formidable force behind him. Whether the limited force behind Wickremesinghe has the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/08/15)

ICRC Sri Lanka during final phase of war
Shenali D Waduge
The ICRC started operations in Sri Lanka in 1989, an invitation extended by late President Premadasa following his tryst with the LTTE and with LTTE expanding its terror ICRC was able to expand its operations too. What is noteworthy is that ICRC established its offices in areas that were held by LTTE and this certainly questions ICRC’s claim to be ‘impartial’ ‘neutral’ and ‘independent’ as set out by its global mission statement established in 1863. We run through some of ICRC’s past. Accentuating these ambiguities further is how an impartial, neutral and independent body would call... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/08/15)

UNP hamstrung by presidential interference
Courtesy Island
August 29, 2015, 6:23 pm We are now nearing the end of the second week after the parliamentary election with no cabinet of ministers. UNP chairman Malik Samarawickrema announced September 2 as the date on which the cabinet may be sworn in and SLFP general secretary Duminda Dissanayake said that September 4 would be the likelier date due to many reasons such as the intervening SLFP anniversary celebrations. These dates are being announced unilaterally by the two sides. If the two sides that are supposed to form a ‘national unity government’ are unable to announce a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/08/15)

"O that way madness lies; let me shun that;" -King Lear
by Gnana Moonesinghe Courtesy Island
In the absence of justice what is sovereignty but organized robbery. Saint Augustine Political concepts – national government, unity government, coalition government, constructive opposition so many of them are flying around! Confusion galore - genuine misunderstanding or misperception of the content of these concepts and or a deliberate infusion of mix up with intent to mislead is making the post parliamentary election scenario baffling. It is disheartening that the parliamentary election results did not give a convincing majority to any one party. The simple majority that the UNP secured could have been built upon but politics... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/08/15)

පිස්සන්ගේ රාජ්ය
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි.
ම‌ුන්ගේ හිතේ අපිට පිස්සු කියලා. අපිව කොටු කරලා,  බෙහෙත් දිදී  තියාගෙන ඉන්නවා. නැගිටපල්ලා මිනිසුනේ නැගිටපල්ලා. අපිත් මිනිස්සු, අපිටත් අයිතියක් තියෙනවා. මොකක්ද මේ හැම තිස්සෙම ,බෙහෙත් බෙහෙත් බෙහෙත්. කාටද ඔ්නි බෙහෙත් අපිට බෙහෙත් දෙන එකාටයි බෙහෙත් ඔ්නි. අල්ල ගනින් ඔ්කව; දොස්තරයා. මූ මොන දොස්තරයෙක්ද? ගැට ගහපන් ගැට ගහපන් මූ මොන දොස්තරයෙක්ද? මූයි ලෙඩා, දීපන‌් මූට බෙහෙත්. යමු යමු එලියට. අම්මෝ බලපල්ලකෝ රට වෙනස් කරල තියෙන හැටි. මුන ් අපිව ඇතුලට දාල කොටු කරගෙන තියල කරල තියෙන දේවල්. කාටද මේවා ඔ්නි. අපි මේව ඔ්නි කිව්වද? බලපල්ලකො අපි ඇතුලෙ හිටිය ටිකට කරල තියෙන අපරාධ. පාරවල් ලොකු කරලා. හයිවේස් දාගෙන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/08/15)

ලංඩන් මහකොමසාරිස් සංගක්කාර: ලංකාවේ දුෂ්ඨ ත්‍රිකෝණය -වැසිකිළි දුර්‌ඝන්‌ධය නොහොත් ලොවින් එකෙක් එක් දෙයකට සමත් වීම
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම
මාරියෝ පෙරේරා විසින් ලංකාවෙබ් අඩවියට සංගක්කාර මාතෘකාව යටතේ ලියන ලද ලිපියක් කියවූ පසු මෙම සටහන ලිවීමට මට සිතුනේ එය ලංකාවේ දුෂ්ට ත්‍රිකෝණයට අදාල කදිම උදාහරණයක් වන නිසාය. විශේෂයෙන් 1978 ට පසු වසංගතයක් ලෙස බෝවී ඇති දුෂ්ට ත්‍රිකෝණය යනු -නිලධාරියා-දේශපාලකයා-එන් ජී ඕ කාරයා- යන තුන් කොටස එකතුව ලංකාවේ කරගෙන යන දූෂණ හා විනාශයය. කුමාර් සංගක්කාරත් මේ උගුලට අසුවේවිද? කුඩා කාලයේදී කඳුරු බෝල හා පොල්පිති බැට් වලින් වෙල අයිනේ ක්‍රිකට් ගැසුවාට වඩා එහාට යාමට නොහැකිවූ මා ඇමෙරිකාවේදීටත් වඩා ලංකාවේ ක්‍රීඩකයින් අද ධනපතියන් වී සිටිනවා පමණක් නොව ඊට අදාල ආයතන හා නිලධාරීන්ද ධනය හා බලය ලබාගෙන ඇති සැටි විමතියෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/08/15)

Prime Ministerial Headaches
 This should have been easy.  It has been easy all these years.  Hold election, release results, count numbers, pick the leader of the party which returned the most candidates to Parliament and appoint him/her as Prime Minister.  Then Parliament convenes, the Speaker is elected, the Leader of the Opposition is selected and Cabinet is appointed.  Seems pretty straightforward. It seems easy because not only does the United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) have 106 seats, the coalition’s main ally, Maithripala Sirisena has effectively looted the runner-up, the United People’s Freedom Party (UPFA),... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/08/15)

Journalist Hiten Mahanta passes away
By NJ Thakuria
Northeast India based journalist Hiten Mahanta passed away on 29 August 2015 at GNRC (six mile) hospital. His last moment came on 7.25 AM of Saturday. According to the doctors the immediate cause of his death was the cardiac arrest. An honest, brave and acclaimed journalist, Mahanta suffered multiple head injuries as he fell on the road on the morning hours of August 5 at his home locality of Chunchali in the city.  He was immediately admitted to the hospital and his condition continued to be critical. Born in 1957, Mahanta completed his education in Guwahati. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/08/15)

From Jan. 08 to Aug. 17 and after: The Mahinda movement and future of Sinhala nationalism
"…of battles won or lost—but waged—against the enemy."  (Che Guevara: ‘Message to the Tricontinental’) The Mahinda Movement hoped for, believed in and fought determinedly for a victory at the August 17th election, but beneath the rousing nationalist romanticism there was always a tougher-minded realization that what was being waged was a resistance struggle; a peaceful people’s uprising which could well prove to be a rearguard action. The main reference point of the Mahinda Movement’s public discourse after January 8th was not the 5.8 lakhs of voters, but rather the marker year 1815, the year of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/08/15)

New US strategy to probe war crimes in spite of the comprehensive report of the LLRC
The stance taken by the US and the West will change in relation to the type of resolution to be tabled at the forthcoming UN Human Rights parley. Now, it is very clear that the US and the West were not attempting to search for accountability but for them it was an issue revolving around the domestic politics in Sri Lanka. The US has now advised that it will move a resolution with other key stake holders for a domestic war crimes probe. One wonders whether the proposer of the domestic probe intends to ignore or over-ride... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/08/15)

“President distracted by party matters” – Ven Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera
By Deepal Warnakulasuriya Courtesy The Nation
“I am appalled by what’s happening in the political arena in the first few days after the General Election,” Leader of the National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ), Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera told ‘The Nation’.  The Thero, who played a major role in the movement to field a ‘common candidate’ against Mahinda Rajapaksa at the last Presidential Election and is a strong advocate of good governance who openly supported the coalition led by the United National Party (UNP) at the recently concluded General Election, expressed absolute disappointment with the conduct of politicians, especially after... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/08/15)

“I am appalled!” Ven. Sobitha Thera
By Deepal Warnakulasuriya  Courtesy The Nation
Good Governance loses out to expedience President should have remained neutral Politicians have betrayed our trust Expressing disappointment over the unprecedented delay in appointing the Cabinet, Ven Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera told The Nation that he was appalled by what has been happening in the political arena in the post-election period. The Ven. Thera, who heads the National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) and is a strong advocate of good governance who openly supported the coalition led by the United National Party (UNP) at the recently concluded general election, expressed absolute disappointment... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/08/15)

Smaller parties in UPFA plan new Alliance
By W.K. Prasad Manju Courtesy Ceylon Today
Several political parties and organizations connected to the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) have opened discussions to establish a new political alliance targeting the upcoming Local Government Elections. Leader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya and UPFA Colombo District Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila told Ceylon Today that discussions are underway regarding the Constitution of this alliance and its objectives. He said a powerful political figure is tipped to be the leader of this alliance. He further said, the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna, National Freedom Front, Democratic Left Front, the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya and several other political parties... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/08/15)

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