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MCC E-Land Registry with Bim Saviya REPEALS PERSONAL LAWS – END OF Thesawalamai, Muslim law & Kandyan Law
By shenali Waduge
Will personal laws have a place in Sri Lanka with the MCC e-land registry & Bim Saviya? Deeds which had described the various rights and description of property under these laws have been repealed. The land contracts are reduced to about 17 published in a gazette and the e-register will operate only with the forms as they call them. The forms after they are notatrised is not given to the owners. In fact, they are destroyed after entering the ownership in the e-register. All of your deeds passed down through generations will cease to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/20)

AUGUST 5: D-DAY FOR SAVING SRI LANKA
By Rohana R. Wasala
Today, at the end of seventy two years of  so-called independence, Sri Lanka finds itself pushed to the edge of a precipice, despite the many sacrifices made by patriots in blood, sweat and tears for its unity and stability as a flourishing sovereign state during that period (and before, for that matter, over two millennia). Sri Lankans are teetering on the brink of the dark abyss of an uncertain, unsettled and chaotic future through no fault of theirs (or rather, paradoxically, through their very innocence and decency). They have been entrapped in this position... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/20)

Landslide for the SLPP and a whitewash for the UNP.
Dr Sudath Gunasekara Mahanuwara
What people of this country should do at the upcoming election to save the Sinhala Nation, the Buddha Sasana, and the country and to take it to new heights? 3.7.2020. My prediction on the August 5th General Election Landslide victory for the SLPP and a white wash for the UNP and nemesis for all communal political parties and Independent candidates What the people of this country should do at the upcoming election to ensure this reality Before I present my write up... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/20)

FIGHTING IN POLLS FOR A FIGHTING CHANCE
By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island
Today, at the end of seventy two years of  so-called independence, Sri Lanka finds itself pushed to the edge of a precipice, despite the many sacrifices made by patriots in blood, sweat and tears for its unity and stability as a flourishing sovereign state during that period (and before, for that matter, over two millennia). Sri Lankans are teetering on the brink of the dark abyss of an uncertain, unsettled and chaotic future through no fault of theirs (or rather, paradoxically, through their very innocence and decency). They have been entrapped... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/20)

අ.පො.ස උ/පෙල විභාගයට දින නියම නොකොට ජනාධිපති සාකච්ඡා හා සමීක්ෂණ කරමින් කල් මැරීම සම්බන්ධවයි.
ලංකා ගුරු සේවා සංගමය ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි
2020. 07. 03 ගරු අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍ය, ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම මහතා, අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යංශය, ඉසුරුපාය, බත්තරමුල්ල. ඇමතිතුමනි, අ.පො.ස උ/පෙල විභාගයට දින නියම නොකොට ජනාධිපති සාකච්ඡා හා සමීක්ෂණ කරමින් කල් මැරීම සම්බන්ධවයි. මෙවර අ.පො.ස උ/පෙල විභාගයට අගෝස්තු මස පෙනි සිටීමට නියමිතව සිටි සිසු දරුවන්ට කොරෝනා වසංගතය හා පසුගිය වසරේ සිදු වු පාස්කු ප‍්‍රහාරය නිසා අහිමි වු මාස 05ක පමණ අධ්‍යයන කාලසීමාව නැවත සැලසුම් කර ගැනීම සඳහා වන සාධාරණ කාලයක් ලබා දී විභාගයට දින නියම කරන ලෙස අවස්ථා ගණනාවකදී අප සංගමය ඉල්ලීම් කර ඇතත් ඒ සම්බන්ධව සාකච්ඡාවකට නොකැඳවීම හෝ කිසිදු ප‍්‍රතිචාරයක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/20)

THANK YOU, THE NATIONALIST MINDED TRADE UNIONS,
RANJITH SOYSA
We have reached an unenviable situation as regards the Eastern Terminal of the Colombo harbour that we are unable to move ahead, We are told that that it is due to the agreement entered into with India by the previous government and also it is reported that the pressure is exerted by a powerful local company and a ,multi-national conglomerate, Whatever is the reason, we request Sri Lankan government led by the exemplary leadership of the President not to blink but to convince all the pressure groups that Sri Lanka is no longer for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/20)

විරැකියාවට සහ සමාජ රැකවරණය සඳහා ස්ථාවර විසඳුම් ඉල්ලා සිටීමේ යෝජනා
නිදහස් වෙළඳ කලාප සහ පොදු සේවා සේවක සංගමය
2020 ජූලි 02 වන දින ප්‍රධාන ධාරාවේ සියලූ දේශපාලන පක්ෂ වෙත නායකතුමා, ප්‍රධාන ලේකම් තුමා, විරැකියාවට සහ සමාජ රැකවරණය සඳහා ස්ථාවර විසඳුම් ඉල්ලා සිටීමේ යෝජනා ඔබ අප කවුරුත් පසුගිය මාස 03 ට වැඩි කලක් බිඳ වැටුණු ආර්ථීක කි්‍රයාවලියක, සුපුරුදු දෛනික ජීවිතය සඳහා අවකාශයක් නොලැබුණු කෝවිඩ්-19 වසංගතය පැතිරීම වළක්වා ගැනීම වෙනුවෙන් නිවෙස් තුල කොටු වූ කාලයක් ගත කළෙමු. කෝවිඩ්-19 පැතිරීම පාලනය කිරීමේදී එය සැළකිය යුතු ආකාරයකින් සාර්ථක වූ බැව් පිළිගත යුත්තෙමු. එසේ වූවත් මේ රට කෝවිඩ්-19 හේතුවෙන් බරපතල ආර්ථීක අර්බූදයකට තල්ලූ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/20)

AG’s Dept. says will raise preliminary objections
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Attorney General's Department yesterday informed Supreme Court that it would raise preliminary objections against the Fundamental Rights petition filed seeking an order to immediately arrest Former LTTE commander and armed group leader Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias 'Karuna Amman’ over a controversial statement he made recently. Senior Deputy Solicitor General Haripriya Jayasundara appearing for the Attorney General told court that she is expecting to raise preliminary objections against the petition since it had not been filed within the time period stipulated in the Constitution. However, counsel Yalith Wijesurendra appearing for the petitioner... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/20)

President says agriculture will be country’s priority
Courtesy Adaderana
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that agriculture will be country’s priority after resolving number of persisting issues and shortcomings affecting it. Issues such as shortage of water supply and fertilizer for agriculture are being addressed by the government, he said. Failure to make payments due to suppliers on time has resulted in delay in the importation of fertilizers.  The absence of a proper market and a price for their produce has rendered the farmers helpless. The President stresses that he will address these issues and will take steps to protect the farming community.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/20)

How a retired bank employee helped drug traffickers transfer millions.
Courtesy Adaderana
The suspect arrested by Dehiwala Police with more than 1 kg of heroin and Rs 235,000 in cash has been identified as one the agents of the large-scale drug racket run by imprisoned drug trafficker ‘Mervyn Jana’. Senior DIG, the Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon stated that the police investigated their bank accounts it was discovered that large sums of money had been deposited to a bank account, which was under the name of a 65-year-old man living in the home of the drug trafficker. https://youtu.be/fk1MCOtUZUE He stated that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/20)

CID team records 4-hour long statement from Ranil on bond scam
Courtesy Adaderana
The team of Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers has left the residence of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe after recording a statement. Ada Derana reporter said that the CID team left the ex-Premier’s residence after recording a statement for around 4 hours, regarding the Central Bank treasury bond scam.  https://youtu.be/fZpL5H6WdrY The CID team had arrived at Wickremesinghe’s residence at around 4.00 p.m. today in order to record a statement. On June 18, the Attorney General had instructed the Acting IGP to record statements from former President... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/20)

Two (02) more persons confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 2,069
Courtesy Hiru News
Two (02) more persons have tested positive for Covid-19 (new coronavirus) infection. The country total has increased to 2,069 according to the latest information by the Epidemiology unit of the Ministry of Health. One (01) more person confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 2,067... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/20)

Police committed a mistake by stopping investigations on match fixing - Mahindananda Aluthgamage
Courtesy Hiru News
Former Minister of sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage says that the police committed a mistake by stopping investigations on match fixing allegations & request the President to carry out a thorough investigation. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/20)

We never said MCC has given money - Prof. Lalithsiri Gunaruwan, Chairman of the MCC Agreement Review Committee (Video)
Courtesy Hiru News
According to Prof. Lalithsiri Gunaruwan, Chairman of the MCC Agreement Review Committee although two agreements had been signed in preparation for the MCC agreement, the committee had never stated that the money had been received. He said this participating at a press conference held at the Government Information Department today. https://youtu.be/YRXN2s-5YJQ Meanwhile, another suggestion was expressed at a press conference convened by the National Front of Professionals,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/20)

Rajitha Senaratne responds to Wijedasa Rajapakse - Video
Courtesy Hiru News
Rajitha Senaratne responded to former minister Wijedasa Rajapakse who said at a press conference that former MP Rajitha Senaratne had obtained money from Avant Garde. https://youtu.be/tBtYJPbYd_Q... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/20)

Easter attack update - how the copper reached the suicide bombers factory
Courtesy Hiru News
The Presidential Commission to Investigate the Easter Attack revealed today that a public relations director of former President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the Industrial Development Board to supply 500 tons of copper to the Cinnamon grand hotel Bomber's copper factory. That was when the Secretary to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce gave evidence before the Commission. https://youtu.be/sh2L8CjwjnI Former Secretary to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce K.D Ranjith Asoka, who is presently serving as the Additional Secretary to the Ministry... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/20)

Prime Minister says a group of people are making plans to topple the government
Courtesy Hiru News
https://youtu.be/85tiCkgOLaU Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that a group has been making plans to topple the government since Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa became president. Addressing a public rally held in Beliatta today, the Prime Minister said that everyone should support to take the President's program forward.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/20)

Public trust in the institution has been tarnished - AG tells the Police
Courtesy Hiru News
Attorney General Dappula de Livera says that due to the incidents of the Police Narcotics Bureau, public trust in the institution has been tarnished. He made this remark while delivering a special lecture to the Police Narcotics Bureau officials today. The lecture was held at the DIG's office in Colombo and the acting IGP had left the place without staying on. Addressing the officials of the Narcotics Bureau, the Attorney General also expressed his views regarding the matter. Although the Attorney General had previously asked the media... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/07/20)

Made In Sri Lanka Is Real, But Need More Work
Sunil Yatalamatta Gamage
“Police officers should be held responsible if crimes including theft, murder or drug trafficking, were taking place in the areas coming under them’. GeneraL Kamal Gunaratna Defense Secretary Four and half years of “yahapalanaya”; rule had been a failure in many way to our country. Under the banner of “Yahapalanaya” Our Central Bank was robbed, Our Christian people were murdered by decreasing the national security of the country via draining and jeopardizing the national intelligence, Hambantota Port was Sold, Indo lanka trade agreement was about to sign without any mandate of people, as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/20)

අනුර කුමාරගේ ඇවන්ට් ගාර්ඩ් වලිප්පුව.
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ
ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ දේශපාලන පක්ෂයකි. මේ දේශපාලන පක්ෂය මෙරට සිටි උගත්, ඇති දක්ෂ තරුණයින් විසින් සිය ශක්තිය වැයකර ඉතා අසීරුවෙන් ගොඩනගන ලද එකම දේශපාලන ව්‍යාපාරයයි. මේ ව්‍යාපාරයට අප සම්බන්ධවුයේ, වර්ෂ 1967දිය. මෙය ගොඩනැංවීමට හේතුව මෙරට උගත් බුද්ධිමත් මිනිසුන් අතට රාජ්‍ය බලය ලබා ගැනීමයි. ඒ වන විට පැරණි වාමාංශික ව්‍යාපාරයට වසර 30ක කාලයක් ගතව තිබුණි. එතරම් දිගුකාලයක් ගතව තිබුනද රාජ්‍ය බලය ගැනීමට තරම් ඔවුන් ප්‍රබල ස්ථානයක නොසිටියහ. එබැවින් නව වාමාංශික ව්‍යාපාරයක් ගොඩනැංවීමට එම තරුණයින් උත්සුක වුහ. ඇත්තටම ඒ වනවිට මෙරට ජන හදවත්වල වාමාංශික ව්‍යාපාරය පැල පදියම් වී නොතිබුණි. ඒ එවකට සිටි වාමන්ශිකයින් බෞද්ධ විරෝධී පදනමක... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/20)

Last Stages of the Separatist War: Does Karuna Balance The Scale of LTTE Crimes?
By Lakshman I Keerthisinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
“During the last stages of the war, many in the Diaspora remained silent in the face of numerous LTTE violations, including holding tens of thousands of Tamils hostage in the Vanni, using violence to prevent their escape and forcibly recruiting children into their ranks. At the end, parts of the Diaspora appeared more concerned about preserving the political State of ‘Tamil Eelam’ than about the suffering of the civilian population trapped between two fighting forces.”  – (Para 418 - UNSG Panel of Experts Report) UNHRC Statement The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/20)

Notes to the People: NO to the MCC
By Sumanasiri Liyanage Courtesy Ceylon Today
The two seemingly unrelated events became quite important in understanding the emerging trends in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The first was the simmering tension that has been prevailing in the border between India and China turned into face-to-face fighting between two sides broke out in the Galwan Valley on 15 June. The Line of Actual Control (LAC) between China and India runs from east to west for some 4,057 kilometres. As BBC reported, at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese forces in a disputed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/20)

Need two thirds majority to amend Constitution: MR
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
A two-thirds majority in Parliament is needed at the forthcoming the General Elections to amend the Constitution in order to sort out issues in the country, Prime Minister and SLPP Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday. Speaking at an SLPP representatives' meeting at Baddegama last morning, Mr. Rajapaksa said a good team was needed to execute the proposals made by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa during the presidential election campaign. “The country's development, which was growing rapidly, collapsed during the previous government’s tenure. This was due to the fact that the President and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/20)

Cabinet given a week to submit views on MCC review report
Courtesy Adaderana
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed all cabinet ministers to submit their views on the Lalithasiri Gunaruwan Review Report on the Millennium Challenges Corporation (MCC) agreement within a week. Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Bandula Gunawardena mentioned this speaking at the press conference held to inform the Cabinet decisions taken yesterday (01). https://youtu.be/Zr4Jbo8X5es Responding to a query by a journalist, Minister Gunawardena said that the Sri Lanka Government’s final decision regarding any deal is that Sri Lanka will not enter into any agreement that harms the constitution, law, or the national... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/20)

Colombo Port workers call off strike
Courtesy Adaderana
Employees at the Colombo Port have temporarily called off their indefinite strike over the Easter Terminal issue. The strike, which started off this afternoon (02), was brought to a temporary halt after Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa promised them a discussion on the matter. https://youtu.be/uF2favKVtZY Earlier today, President of the Sri Lanka Freedom Workers’ Union of the Ports Authority Prasanna Kalutarage stated that all trade unions of the Colombo Port had reached a joint decision to resort to strike action. It was reported that the strike was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/20)

Five Kuwait arrivals add to coronavirus count in Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
Five more foreign arrivals have tested positive for the coronavirus infections, states the Department of Government Information. The latest patients had recently returned from Kuwait, according to the Director-General of the Department. With the new cases, a total of 12 new cases have been detected in the country within the day so far. Thereby the total number of COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka stands at 2,066. Currently, 227 active cases are under medical care at selected hospitals across the country. Meanwhile, with 79 more patients regaining... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/20)

සජිත් තමාටම අපහාස කරගත් බව කරුණා කියයි (වීඩියෝ)
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
තමන් පසුගියදා සිදුකළ කතාවක් සංස්කරණය කර ප්‍රසිද්ධ කිරීමෙන් සමගි ජනබලවේගයේ නායක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස ඔහුටම අපහාස කර ගත් බව හිටපු පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී විනයාගමූර්ති මුරලිදරන් හෙවත් කරුණා අම්මාන් පවසනවා. >ඔහු මේ බව කියා සිටියේ කලවංචිකුඩි ප්‍රදේශයේදී ඊයේ පැවති ජන හමුවකට එක්වෙමින්. https://youtu.be/oxm1ODy9pqA... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/20)

උණුසුම් වන දේශපාලන වේදිකාවේ පක්ෂ විපක්ෂ දේශපාලනඥයින් පළකළ අදහස් (වීඩියෝ)
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ හම්බන්තොට වරාය විකුණන්න යනකොට මිලදී ගන්න යන සමාගමට මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී අනතුරු අඟවපු බව ජාතික ජන බලවේගයේ අපේක්ෂක අනුර කුමාර දිසානායක පවසනවා. ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ අපේක්ෂක නිමල් සිරිපාල ද සිල්ලවා ජන හමුවකදී පැවසුවේ පසුගිය රජය කාලයේ සිදුකළ දේවල් සමාලෝචනය කර නීතිමය කටයුතු කරන බවයි. https://youtu.be/KnVhGe6ppOU තමන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ නිදාගෙන නොසිටි බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ අපේක්ෂක තේනුක විදානගමගේ පවසනවා. ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ අපේක්ෂක මහින්ද අමරවීර පවසන්නේ මනාප වලට කුළල් කා ගතහොත් තුනෙන් දෙකක ආණ්ඩුවක් හදන්න නොහැකි බවයි. >පොහොට්ටුවේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/07/20)

Sampanthan and The Five Ishwarams of Lord Siva
Prof. N.A.de S. Amaratunga
TNA leader S.Sampanthan in his letter to the President regarding the Presidential Task Force for Archaeological Heritage Management in the Eastern Province makes reference to a statement made by Paul E Peiris about the five Ishwarams of Lord Siva which are to be found  in the coastal regions of Jaffna, Trincomalee, Mannar, Chilaw and Devinuvara (The Island, 18.06.2020). Peiris' statement is as follows; “Long before the arrival of Vijaya there were in Lanka five recognized Ishwarams which claimed and received the adoration of  all India”. Peiris made this statement  in a treatise... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/20)

MCC Sri Lanka: ONLY ENGLISH (no Sinhala/Tamil) in E-Land Registrar violation of LANGUAGE provision in Constitution
Shenali D Waduge
That MCC has undergone various stages of approval or observation prior to finalizing the document certainly questions how far our own are interested to view a bilateral document and appraise it considering the advantages and disadvantages to the Country & the People. While MCC has chosen to plug itself to foreign programs already commenced with foreign funding, MCC has also started ventures before signing the Compact. One such is the e-registrar, electronic scanning of deeds and cadastral mapping all being done by US firms or private parties selected by the US embassy. How... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/20)

අපට මඟක් ඇත (නොහොත් ලංකාවට මරුකටෙන් ගැලවිය හැකිය): අංක 1 - B
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B., Ph.D
හැඳින්‌වීම <…චෙල්වනායගම් ලෝකයේ ඉන්නා භයානකම ගනයේ මිනිසෙකි… ඔහුට යමක යථාර්‌ථය කුමක්ද යන්න ගැනවත්, එහි ප්‍රායෝගිකත්‌වය ගැනවත් අබමල් රේණුවක තරමේවත් දැණුමක් නැත. අති භයානක මෙවැනි පුද්ගලයින්ට තමන්‌ව සම්පූර්‍ණයෙන්ම ඔල්මාද (ඩිලූඩ්) කරවා ගැනීමටත්, අනිත් අයව ඔල්මාද (ඩිලූෂන්) කරවීමටත් හැකියාවක් ඇත.. > -අගමැති බණ්ඩාරණායක (හැන්සාර්ඩ්, 31 වෙළුම (1958 ජූනි 3) කොලම් 244-5) පුරාවිද්‍යා නීතියට ආගමක්/ජාතියක් නැත පුරාවිද්‍යා නීතිය අනුව අවසර නැතිව පුරාවිද්‍යා ඉඩමක පන්සලක ඉන්නා හාමුදුරුවරු වැසිකිලියක් සඳහා වළක් හෑරුවත් එය හිරේට යන වරදකි. එහෙත් උතුර-නැඟෙනහිර පුරාවිද්‍යා ඉඩම් අල්ලාගෙන ඒවා කුඹුරු වලට හරවන්නට, ඒවායේ ගෙවල් හදන්නට, දෙමළ හා මුස්ලිම්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/20)

Today July 02, 2020 - 21st Death Anniversary of Asoka Weeraratna ( Ven. Mitirigala Dhammanissanti Thera)
Senaka Weeraratna
Asoka Weeraratna’s contribution to the spread of Buddhism in Germany (A Foreword to a Booklet published in year 2000 entitled ‘ The Necessity for Promoting Buddhism in Europe’ by Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi being the Keynote Address delivered at a Public Seminar held on July 2, 2000 at the Mahaweli Centre Auditorium in Colombo to commemorate the first death anniversary of Ven. Mitirigala Dhammanissanti Thero ( formerly known as Asoka Weeraratna)) Asoka Weeraratna on his visits to Europe nearly half a century ago discovered a void and deep disillusionment among... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/20)

පාස්කු බෝම්බකරුට බදියුදීන් වට්ටම් දීලා..- සාක්‍ෂි ලැබෙයි..
උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප
පාස්කු ඉරු දින සිනමන් ග්‍රෑන්ඩ් හෝටලයේදී මරාගෙන මැරෙන බෝම්බයක් පුපුරවා ගත් මොහොමඩ් ඉන්ෂාෆ් අහමඩ් නැමැත්තාට අයත් වූ තඹ නිෂ්පාදනය කරන කොලෝසස් පුද්ගලික සමාගමට අධික ලාභයක් ලැබෙන ලෙස, හිටපු කර්මාන්ත සහ වාණිජ කටයුතු අමාත්‍යවරයකු වූ රිෂාද් බදියුදීන් මහතා කාර්මික සංවර්ධන මණ්ඩලය හරහා වට්ටම් ලබා දී ඇති බව කාර්මික සංවර්ධන මණ්ඩලයේ අලෙවි අධ්‍යක්ෂ සරත් උදයසිරි මහතා පාස්කු ඉරු දින බෝම්බ ප්‍රහාර මාලාව පිළිබඳ විමර්ශන සිදුකරන ජනාධිපති කොමිසම හමුවේ සාක්ෂි ලබාදෙමින් (01) ප්‍රකාශ කළේය. කාර්මික සංවර්ධන මණ්ඩලයේ ඇස්තමේන්තුගත ලේඛනවලට අනුව කොලෝසස් පුද්ගලික සමාගමට වාසි සහගත ලෙස තඹ අමුද්‍රව්‍ය විකිණීම නිසා එම මණ්ඩලයට රුපියල් මිලියන ගණනක පාඩුවක් සිදු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/20)

The Problem of ‘Colonial Science’
By Asha de Vos Courtesy Scientific American
Conservation projects in the developing world should invest in local scientific talent and infrastructure Credit: Getty Images As a Sri Lankan marine biologist, I have often found myself challenging stereotypes. At the beginning, some of my fellow Sri Lankans questioned my choice of career path. Despite coming from a tropical island with jurisdiction over eight times more ocean area than land area most people had never heard of, let alone met, a marine biologist. Historically countries like mine used the ocean as a space of extraction and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/20)

General Election – Motherland Saving Series - Part 1: Facts voters must keep in mind before voting
By Dr.C.G.Ilangakoon Courtesy Ceylon Today
What the general public expects from governance is peace and prosperity as the minimum. A period, more than seven decades have lapsed and what the majority of the rulers have failed to give to the motherland is much more than that what they could give. The people are fed up of this ceaseless political deception. ‘Enough’ is the word which reverberates the totality of everyone's soul.  The Initial understanding for the voter must be: (1)The mental state and emotions of humans must be seeded in the energy of oneness.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/20)

AG asks IGP to expedite probe Dappula to address drug busters on Friday
By Shamindra Ferdinando and Saman Gamage
The Office of Attorney General Dappula de Livera PC, yesterday (1), confirmed an unprecedented meeting between the AG and Acting IGP C. D. Wickremaratne at the former’s Office following a revelation that some Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) officers were dealing in heroin. State Counsel and Coordinating Officer to the AG Nishara Jayaratne said that having inquired into the issue at hand, instructions had been issued to expedite investigations. The State Counsel was responding to The Island query whether the AG raised the matter with the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/20)

’’IBD supplied Brass, Copper to suicide bomber’s company’’
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Industrial Development Board (IDB) supplied Brass and Copper to 'Colossus', a company owned by Easter Sunday suicide bomber Insaf Ahmad Ibrahim during the period between 2017 and 2019, although the company had failed to operate within the given criteria, Sarath Udayasiri, Marketing Director of IDB informed the PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks today. Testifying before the Commission, Udayasiri said that the IDB had supplied Brass and Copper to ‘Colossus’ at concessionary rates. He told the Commission that 'Colossus' procured a considerable amount of scrap brass between 2017 and 2019, and this had... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/20)

Five sentenced to 67-years in prison for selling land with fake deeds
Courtesy Adaderana
Colombo High Court sentenced five suspects, who were found guilty of selling a piece of land in Kollupitiya, to 67 years in prison. Further, the five convicts have imposed a fine of Rs 130,000 and were ordered to pay an amount of Rs 14 million as compensation to the owner of the land. The first defendant of the case, Christy Vivian Rodrigo, was sentenced to 25 years of rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 20,000, and Rs 2 million in compensation. Dhammika Rodrigo, Jeyaraj Amarasinghe, and Chintha Rajapaksa,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/20)

AG approves health guidelines for general election
Courtesy Adaderana
The Attorney General has approved the health guidelines for the upcoming 2020 General Election forwarded by the Ministry of Health.  The Ministry of Health had prepared the set of guidelines last month and they were sent to the Attorney General for approval. The gazette notification on the health guidelines pertaining to the general election will now be published as the AG’s approval has been obtained. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/20)

No final decision on giving Colombo Port’s East Terminal to India - Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa
Courtesy Adaderana
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that a final decision has not been taken to give the Eastern Terminal of the Colombo Port to India. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had last week given the go ahead to Shipping Minister Johnston Fernando to start talks on changing the agreement signed by the previous administration on building a container terminal in Colombo port. Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) had signed agreements with India and Japan to run the partially built East Terminal after dropping plans for a standard build-operate-transfer deal amid opposition from then President Maithripala... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/07/20)

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Terrorism

  • 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
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    -Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
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