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MCC, ACSA, SOFA with US incompatible with international law
by  Tamara Kunanayakam, Former Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva
“[T]here is no friendship when nations are not equal,when one has to obey another and when one only dominates another.” Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister of India Closing Speech at the Asian-African Conference, Bandung, 1955 Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA), the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and Millennium Challenge Compact (MCC) are agreements integral to US national security and self-defense strategies, whose goal is “American Self-Preservation,” an ideology incompatible with the Charter of the United Nations and international law. MCC, crude... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

The Divisional Development Councils Programme(DDCP): Lessons on the eve of the 2019 Presidential Election of Sri Lanka
Garvin Karunaratne, PhD Michigan State University*
The DDCP was the major development programme undertaken by the Government of Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranayake during her 1970-1977 rule. This was also the first major islandwide development programme ever to be implemented in Sri Lanka. Earlier there was the Rural Development Programme and the Small Industries Development Programme which were smaller programmes aimed at rejuvenating the rural areas with small industries and Powerlooms. However, the DDCP was far major in scope and the Government had high hopes of great success. The Government head hunted the most eminent economist on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

Choosing your candidate
Viraj Kithsiri
I would like to place a few pertinent questions to my fellow countrymen with regard to voting at the forthcoming presidential election. How gullible should be us in our knowledge not to suspect the ulterior motives of America in granting the valuable US $ 480 million for our well being? Their untiring efforts to force this on us can be taken as a reflection of true altruism. However, compare this with their just recent decision to pull out the US troops from the Syrian Turkish border without batting an eyelid exposing millions of refugees... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

AN OPEN LETTER TO RIZVI MOULAVI (MUFTI) AND THE ACJU. DO NOT LOBBY VOTES FOR SAJITH ON 15th., NOVEMBER FRIDAY SERMON.
By Noor Nizam. Convener - "The Muslim Voice" - November 11th., 2019.
“The Muslim Voice” vehemently hopes and prays that the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama and it's members will “STRICTLY” follow “point 07” of the guidelines stipulated statement issued please, Insha Allah, which they have published – http://www.ft.lk/.../ACJU-issues-guidance-with.../56-688638. Rizvi Mufti and the ACJU should be "neutral" at the elections. In the last Presidential elections and general elections, though similar indications were made, The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama violated all election norms and preached from the “MIMBAR” in all mosques to vote against the SLFP, Mahinda Rajapaksa and the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

GOTA PHOBIA – Part IXB (Shun mud-slinging and face a clean election)
By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA.
 We are in the last week of a very crucial and important presidential election campaign after the 1988 presidential election in which the results were manipulated and distorted by the JVP hooligans to carry out a contract from R.Pewmadasa to prevent village voters in the Sinhala areas from casting their ballots and assistance provided by disgraceful Chandrika by fielding a candidate against her own mother from her outrageous party the Sri Lanka Mahajana Pakshaya. As anticipated by many the treacherous reactionary foreign and terrorist servile gang, the anti-Sri Lankan groups... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

The Blossoming Of A Greater Eurasian Partnership-The RCEP train left the station, and India, behind
By Pepe Escobar Courtesy Asia Times
The biggest story at ASEAN was the convergence of moves toward Asia integration, leaving Delhi out for now November 08, 2019 "Information Clearing House" -A pan-Asia high-speed train has left the station – and India – behind. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which would have been the largest free trade deal in the world, was not signed in Bangkok. It will probably be signed next year in Vietnam, assuming New Delhi goes beyond what ASEAN, with diplomatic finesse barely concealing frustration, described as “outstanding issues, which remain unresolved.” ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

A mockery of justice – the latest
Janaka Perera
We again had the misfortune witnessed a mockery of justice when President Maithripala Sirisena pardoned Jude Samantha Jayamaha sentenced to death for the brutal murder of Swedish teenager Yvonne Johnson at the Royal Park luxury apartment complex in Colombo in July 2005. Needless to say, this pardoning has sparked outrage among all law-abiding citizens. They would have not objected if the death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.  But to allow Jayamaha to walk out of prison is intolerable, to say the least.  Is this a twisted view of human rights? Or is it... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

Must work together with the thought "All are Sri Lankans"
Press Release Issued by Maha Sanga
An independent team of Maha Sanga release special statements to the media says that ‘‘All religious leaders including Buddhist clergy to date have worked and contributed enormously to protect our motherland, nation, religion and culture. Similarly, all ethnic groups diligently and cordially have done their part. All communities and followers of all religious faiths in the future too must work together with the thought "All are Sri Lankans".’’  ‘‘We appeal to you, including the Buddhist clergy and other religious leaders, to come together to defeat all forces that are attempting to divide... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

THE RECENT AWARD “PRIDE OF ASIA” TO SRI LANKAN SPEAKER KARU JAYASURIYA HAS NO VALUE. IT IS MEANT TO HOODWINK GENERAL PUBLIC,
Heenmulla Aluthgama
THE RECENT AWARD “PRIDE OF ASIA” TO SRI LANKAN SPEAKER KARU JAYASURIYA HAS NO VALUE. IT IS MEANT TO HOODWINK GENERAL PUBLIC, SURELY THE AWARD HAS BEEN CONFERRED TO HIM WITHOUT FULLY CHECKING CHECKING HIS WORKS. I MEAN, WITHOUT CHECKING “HOW USEFUL HIS WORKS TO SRI LANKANS”. I DO NOT THINK THAT “Abdul Kalam Institute of Technological Sciences (AKITS).” HAD SPENT ANY TIME TO CHECK HIS WORKS. AS YOU ARE AWARE SPEAKER KARU JAYASURIYA IS A MEMBER OF CONSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL. THIS COUNCIL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF KEY FIGURES... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

MCC Agreements
Janaki Chandraratna
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact Program is back on the news again. This time the government is keen to sign the agreements before the Presidential elections without going through the parliamentary process. There are protests from many quarters. The President, Opposition Leader, the Maha Sangha, the Cardinal, Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) etc. had requested the government to delay the sign up, at least until the parliamentarians are made aware of the contents of the agreement. The lack of information has led to many interpretations and innuendos, highlighting the adverse impact of the agreement... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

Gotabaya’s lawyers produce documents proving his renunciation of US citizenship
by Shyam Nuwan Ganewatte Courtesy The Island
November 10, 2019, 9:01 pm President’s Counsel Ali Sabri showing the documents proving that SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa had given up his US citizenship.Pic by Thushara Atapattu A panel of senior lawyers led by President’s Counsel Ali Sabri yesterday produced documents pertaining to SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s renunciation of his US citizenship. Addressing the media at Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo, they produced the original documents provided to Rajapaksa by the US State Department to the effect that he is no longer... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

Gotabaya Rajapaksa: bringing smiles back to Sri Lanka
Courtesy ANI/BusinessWire India
Lieutenant Colonel Gotabaya Rajapaksa, RWP, RSP, psc, GR is a former Sri Lankan army officer and a politician Sri Lanka was once known as the land of smiles Admittedly, over the last four years, one does not encounter many people smiling on the streets of this lush green island. It seems that there is a good chance that following the November 16 election, smiles may be back. That's what Gotabaya Rajapaksa, alias GR, a strong yet sensitive and 'green' leader aspires... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

Rajapakse factor in Sri Lanka presidential polls
Shubha Singh, Indo-Asian News Service  Courtesy Gulf Today
The Sri Lankan presidential election is turning into a battle between two politically influential families; the Rajapakse and the Premadasa families. Gotabaya Rajapakse, a former defence secretary is the younger brother of former president Mahinda Rajapakse, while Sajith Premadasa, Housing Minister, is the son of former president Ranasinghe Premadasa who was assassinated by the LTTE in 1993.Other prominent candidates for the November 16 presidential elections are Anura Kumara Dissanayake of the Janatha Vimukthi Peranuma (JVP) and former army commander Gen Mahesh Senanayake, who are expected to cut into the support base... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

Sri Lanka elections: In the south, hopes on Gotabaya run high
Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu
Supporters of Gotabaya Rajapaksa at a rally in Neluwa village in Galle.   | Photo Credit: APMORE-INSri Lanka Presidential Elections People here see in him a strong leader, who ended war, built infrastructure. “I brought my child along just so he can see our leader, even if from a distance,” said Sepalika Harshani, 29, carrying her toddler under an umbrella. She was among thousands who flocked to Wellawaya town in Sri Lanka’s southern Monaragala district on Saturday afternoon, braving the rain. They had come for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

Control election related propaganda during ‘cooling period’
Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The People's Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) has requested Facebook to control campaigning on its platform during the ‘cooling period’ where political propaganda for the forthcoming presidential election will cease. Accordingly, propaganda activities for the presidential election will cease on the midnight of November 13. This includes display of posters, banners, meetings, postal and distribution of leaflets, visits and social media campaigns or anything that may influence voters. The cooling period is for the general public to make their independent decisions without being influenced by any propaganda... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

Cast your vote to one who preserves unitary status: Prelates
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Issuing a statement yesterday, an independent group of eminent Buddhist monks requested people to cast their vote at the forthcoming presidential election to the most capable leader who would protect and preserve the unitary status of the country, ensure national security, enhance and promote local produce and production, pull the country out of the economic mess, strictly enforce law and order and restore civility by eliminating prevailing lawlessness. “We further appeal to Buddhist clergy and other religious leaders to provide leadership to apprise the public of the need to elect our future... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

Sri Lankan President’s Media Division issues clarification on presidential pardon for Royal Park murder convict
Courtesy Adaderana
Granting of the presidential pardon to the Royal Park murder convict was carried out on the recommendations of a special committee of officials, civil organizations, and several distinguished members of the society stated President’s Media Division. Jude Shramantha Anthony Jayamaha, who was sentenced to death over the Royal Park murder case in 2005, was released on presidential Pardon, on Saturday (November 09). Issuing a statement, today (11), President’s Media Division said that President Maithripala Sirisena received written requests and recommendations from religious leaders, former Supreme Court judges, lawyers, civil society activists, youth... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

What else to do if not release falsely accused war heroes? - Gotabaya
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa those who do not believe that he had revoked his citizenship of the United States can take it to the courts. Joining the Derana 360° political program, the former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he is no longer a citizen of the US as of April 17th. Stating that the US citizenship is a personal matter of his, Rajapaksa said that he followed through the procedures set by the US government to renounce citizenship and was issued with the certificate ‘Oath/Affirmation of Renunciation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

If possible, Rajitha will bring Zahran back from dead - Mahinda
Courtesy Adaderana
Some United National Party (UNP) MPs are creating mudslinging propaganda in the face of defeat, according to Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa. He expressed these views to the media following a religious event held in Anuradhapura. https://youtu.be/U7rwDsq5Aj8 As opponents have nothing left to say, they will get liars to say many things, Rajapaksa points out. Stating that they might bring even Zahran’s wife to make statements, Mahinda Rajapaksa said that if possible, Rajitha [Senaratne] might bring Zahran himself back from the dead. Such... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

ගෝඨාභයගේ පුරවැසිභාවය පිළිබඳව ගැටළුවක් නෑ, උපවාසය වහාම නතරකරන්න - සෙයිජින් නිකායේ මහනායක හිමි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ඇමරිකානු පුරවැසිභාවය ඉවත්කර ගැනීම සනාථ කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලමින් පූජ්‍ය ඉඟුරුවත්තේ සුමංගල හිමියන් කොළඹ නිදහස් චතුරස්‍රයේ උපවාසයක නිරත වන්නේ මුදලට යටවී බවට උන්වහන්සේගේ විහාරයේ දායකයන් පවසනවා. මේ අතර සුමංගල හිමියන්ගේ නිකායේ මහ නා හිමියන් අද එම ස්ථානයට වැඩම කර සුමංගල හිමියන්ගේ ක්‍රියාව දැඩිලෙස විවේචනයට ලක්කළා. https://youtu.be/A-cc7hS1Sng ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ඇමරිකානු පුරවැසිභාවය ඉවත්කරගත් බවට වන ලියවිලි ඔහුගේ නීතිඥයින් විසින් මාධ්‍ය හමුවේ ප්‍රසිද්ධ කර තිබෙන පසුබිමක එම ලියවිලි ඉදිරිපත් කරන්නැයි ඉල්ලමින් පූජ්‍ය ඉඟුරුවත්තේ සුමංගල හිමියන් අද දෙවන දිනටත් උපවාසයේ නිරත වුණා. අද පස්වරුවේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

විමල්ගෙන් තවත් හෙළිදරව්වක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
ජනාධිපති ධුර අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ජයග්‍රහණය දරා ගත නොහැකි සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතාගේ පාර්ශ්වය ඉදිරියේදී පෞද්ගලික මාධ්‍ය ආයතනයකට ප්‍රහාරයක් එල්ල කොට එහි වගකීම තමන් පිට පැවරීමේ උත්සාහයක නිරත වන බවට තොරතුරු අනාවරණ වී ඇතැයි පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා පවසනවා. අද පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී ඔහු මේ බව සඳහන් කළ අතර ඊට ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම මහතාද එක්වුණා. මේ අතර මහනුවර පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී කෙහෙළිය රඹුක්වැල්ල මහතාද මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් අදහස් පළ කළා. https://youtu.be/blNerxiNwtU... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

විපක්ෂ නායකවරයා ජනතාවගැන විශ්වාසයෙන්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට එරෙහිව ඉදිරි කාලය තුල ප්‍රතිවාදින් කුමන අසත්‍ය චෝදනා එල්ල කලද ජනතාව බුද්ධිමත්ව තීරණ ගනුඇතැයි තමන් විශ්වාස කරන බව විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසනවා. https://youtu.be/UefcDbhPxHg අනුරාධපුරයේ පැවති ආගමික වැඩසටහන් කිහිපයකින් අනතුරුව මාධ්‍යයට අදහස් දක්වමින් විපක්ෂ නායකවරයා මේ බව සදහන් කළා. විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ප්‍රථමයෙන් අටමස්ථානාධිපති අචාර්ය පුජ්‍ය පල්ලේගම සිරිනිවාස නාහිමියන් බැහැදැක ආශිර්වාද ලබාගත්තා. විපක්ෂ නායකවරයා ජය ශ්‍රී මහා බෝධීන් වහන්සේ වැඳ පුදාගෙන ආශිර්වාද ලබාගත්තේ ඉන් අනතුරුවයි. රුවන්වැලි මහා සෑ විහාරාධිපති පුජ්‍ය පල්ලේගම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

Five-judge bench to consider petitions against MCC deal
Courtesy Adaderana
The Supreme Court has appointed a five-judge bench to consider the fundamental rights petitions filed seeking for an injunction order against the signing of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Agreement with the United States. The five-judge bench appointed by the Chief Justice is to be chaired by the Supreme Court Judge Buwaneka Aluvihare. Accordingly, the judge-bench is comprised of Supreme Court Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, L. T B. Dehideniya, Murdu Fernando, S. Thurairajah, and Gamini Amarasekera. https://youtu.be/pFB__4JzTE0 The petitions are to be considered on the 13th of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

MCC ගිවිසුමට එරෙහි පෙත්සම් සලකා බැලීමට පංච පුද්ගල විනිසුරු මඩුල්ලක්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
එම්.සී.සී. හෙවත් මිලේනියම් චැලෙන්ජ් කෝපරේෂන් ගිවිසුමට අත්සන් තැබීම වළක්වන නියෝගයක් නිකුත් කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා ගොනුකර තිබූ පෙත්සම් සලකා බැලීමට අගවිනිසුරුවරයා පංච පුද්ගල විනිසුරු මඩුල්ලක් නම් කර තිබෙනවා. අදාළ පෙත්සම් ලබන 13 වැනිදා සලකා බැලීමට නියමිතයි. එම්.සී.සී. හෙවත් මිලේනියම් චැලෙන්ජ් කෝපරේෂන් ගිවිසුම සඳහා රජය අත්සන් තැබීම වළක්වන නියෝගයක් නිකුත් කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා පාර්ශ්ව 3 ක් පෙත්සම් ගොනු කර තිබුණා. https://youtu.be/IKwcWcQBS7o ඒ, රජයේ වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය, නීතීඥ දර්ශන වේරදූවගේ සහ පූජ්‍ය අඟුලුගල්ලේ සිරි ජිනානන්ද හිමියන් විසින්. පෙත්සම්කරුවන් අගවිනිසුරුවරයාගෙන් ඉල්ලා තිබුණේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

සියළු ජාතීන්ට සාමකාමී රටක් නිර්මාණය කරන බව ජනපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
සියළු ජාතීන්ට සාමකාමීව ජීවත් විය හැකි රටක් නිර්මාණය කිරීමට කැප වන බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ පවසනවා. පුත්තලම ප්‍රදේශයේ අද පැවති ජන හමුවකට එක්වෙමින් ඔහු මේ බව කියා සිටියා. https://youtu.be/YzENrGOR8Io මේ අතර, විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ අද අනුරාධපුරයේ ආගමික වැඩසටහන් කිහිපයකට සහභාගි වුණා. විපක්ෂ නායකවරයා පළමුවෙන් අටමස්ථානාධිපති පූජ්‍ය පල්ලේගම සිරිනිවාස නාහිමියන් බැහැදැකීමෙන් පසු ජයශ්‍රීමහාබෝධීන් වහන්සේ වැද පුදාගෙන ආශිර්වාද ලබා ගත්තා. ඉන් අනතුරුවයි ඔහු රුවන්වැලි මහසෑ විහාරාධිපති පූජ්‍ය පල්ලේගම හේමරතන නාහිමියන් බැහැදැක ආශිර්වාද ලබා ගත්තේ. අනතුරුව මිරිසවැටි විහාරාධිකාරී පූජ්‍ය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

Police draws attention on Rajitha’s white van media briefing
Courtesy Hiru News
The Sinhale Organization filed a complaint with the CID demanding an investigation on the media briefing organized by Minister Rajitha Senarathna yesterday and to arrest the minister and the other speakers. In addition, the organization filed another complaint seeking an investigation over the mudslinging distribution by a secretary of non-cabinet minister Harsha de Silva in Mirihana yesterday. Meanwhile, police media spokesman, SP Ruwan Gunesekera said that an investigation has been initiated on the matter.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

රාජිතගේ සුදු වෑන් මාධ්‍ය හමුව ගැන, පොලීසියේ අවදානය
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
අමාත්‍ය රාජිත සේනාරත්න විසින් ඊයේ කැදවා තිබූ මාධ්‍ය හමුව සම්බන්ධයෙන් පරීක්ෂණයක් සිදුකර අමාත්‍යවරයා සහ ඊට සහභාගි වූ පුද්ගලයින් අත්අඩංගුවට ගන්නා ලෙස ඉල්ලමින් සිංහලේ සංවිධානය අද අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව වෙත පැමිණිල්ලක් ගොනු කළා. එමෙන්ම, කැබිනට් නොවන අමාත්‍ය හර්ෂ ද සිල්වාගේ ලේකම්වරයෙකු විසින් ඊයේ මිරිහාන ප්‍රදේශයේ බෙදා හරිමින් සිටි මඩ පත්‍රිකා සම්බන්ධයෙන් ද විමර්ශනයක් සිදුකරන ලෙසට ද එම සංවිධානය පැමිණිලි කර තිබෙනවා. ඉන් අනතුරුව මාධ්‍ය වෙත අදහස් දැක්වූ සිංහලේ සංවිධානයේ මහලේකම් පූජ්‍ය මැඩිල්ලේ පඤ්ඤාලෝක හිමියන් සදහන් කළේ අපරාධයකට සම්බන්ධ පුද්ගලයින් පිළිබදව තොරතුරු පැවතියත් ඒ පිළිබදව දැනුම් නොදීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් අමාත්‍ය රාජිත... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

Another set of mudslinging posters against Gotabaya discovered from Ruwanwalla. The Secretary of Harsha and his accomplice remanded
Courtesy Hiru News
Another stock of mudslinging leaflets against SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa were discovered from Magammana in Ruwanwella today. Police have initiated an investigation after seizing the leaflets. At the same time, the two suspects including a secretary of non-cabinet minister Harsha de Silva have been further remanded until November 14 They were arrested while distributing mudslinging leaflets against SLPP candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday The two persons who were arrested while distributing mud-leaflets against Presidential Candidate of the Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

ගෝඨාභයට එරෙහි තවත් මඩ පත්‍රිකා තොගයක්, රුවන්වැල්ලෙන් සොයා ගැනේ- හර්ෂගේ ලේකම් ඇතුළු දෙදෙනා රිමාන්ඩ්
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂට එරෙහිව මුද්‍රණය කළ තවත් මඩ පත්‍රිකා තොගයක් අද රුවන්වැල්ල - මාගම්මන ප්‍රදේශයෙන් සොයාගෙන තිබෙනවා. පොලීසිය සඳහන් කළේ මෙම මඩ පත්‍රිකා තොගය මාගම්මන ප්‍රදේශයේ බෙදා හරින බවටලද තොරතුරකට අනුව ඒවා සොයා ගත් බවයි. දැනට ඒවා පොලිස් භාරයට ගෙන විමර්ශනයක් ද ආරම්භ කර තිබෙනවා. එමෙන්ම, ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂට එරෙහිව මිරිහාන ප්‍රදේශයේ මඩ පත්‍රිකා බෙදා හරිමින් සිටියදී අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් කැබිනට් නොවන අමාත්‍ය හර්ෂ ද සිල්වාගේ ලේකම්වරයා ඇතුළු දෙදෙනා මේ මස 14 වනදා දක්වා රක්ෂිත බන්ධනාගාර ගත කර තිබෙනවා. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/11/19)

Selling the Motherland
By Garvin Karunaratne
Selling the Motherland crept into our leaders only after the General Election of 1977.  In my working life from 1955 to 1973 in Sri Lanka   I have kept close association with ,many of our leaders- Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake, , Ministers P.C.Imbulana, Vimala Kannangara,  Dr N.M. Perera, P.G.B Kalugalle,  T.B. Subasinghe, NH Karunaratne , Dr Colvin R de Silva. I am certain that none of them had the idea of  Selling the Motherland even in their remotest dreams It is sad to note that the deeds of the leaders of the United National Party from... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

Empowerment or Entrapment? The Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact and the Message of the Fasting Monk
By Rohana R. Wasala 
The Ministry of Finance published an announcement on the treasury.gov.lk website on November 1, 2019 to the effect that the ‘MCC agreement drafted with the consent of AG will be presented in parliament’. The self-explanatory first paragraph mentions what the Millennium Challenge Corporation means and what projects it is going to execute in Sri Lanka: ‘The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a bilateral United States Foreign Aid Agency established by the United States Congress in 2004, applying a new philosophy towards foreign aid. It provides time limited grants and assistance to developing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

GOTA PHOBIA – Part IX A (Fake News Propaganda against GOTA intensified)
By : A.A.M.NIZAM - MATARA
We now enter the last week of the election in which frauds, intimidation and other malpractices reign supreme.  Before proceeding to comment about the current situation I think it is pertinent to remind the voters how Maithripala Sirisena, finding that United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has all the chances to win the August 17th 2015 General Election acted indecently and made a harsh and unpardonable statement that even if the UPFA wins the election he will not appoint Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister of the country. This made a large... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT HOW SL WILL LOSE ITS LAND
Sri Lanka
Watch this & pleases share widely -Our Land must remain Our Land https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FMChjWPrWea9nUlZgxhk2v7VCEtgbMtk/view?fbclid=IwAR12IOIkiKzw6Q6HCehk7JtxNtAk7PetqF79K1WSDR3blbyzWAxUoJStwQE... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

U.S. military presence and popular resistance in Sri Lanka
by Asoka Bandarage Courtesy CovertAction Magazine
United States Arleigh Burke-class destroyers docked in Sri Lanka. Included in the task-force were the USS Howard (DDG 83), USS Shoup (DDG 86), USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and the USS Kidd (DDG 100). (October 28-31, 2017) [Credit: Sri Lanka News / Ada Deranavia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVVKAKSz1rU] The Indian Ocean is one of the most contested regions in the world today. China, the United States, India, and also Japan, Saudi Arabia and other rich and powerful states are struggling for influence over Sri Lanka, located in the geographical heart of the Indian Ocean. Sea lanes of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

ජනතාවගෙන් වසන් කළ ජාතික භෞතික සැලසුම
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්
              නගර සහ ග්‍රාම නිර්මාණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව නමින් 1946 වසරේ පනතකින් අනුමත වූ ආයතනයක කාර්ය භාරය වූයේ ලංකාවේ නගර සහ දියුණු වන ගම් සඳහා සැලසුම් සකස් කිරීමයි. මෙම පනත වසර 2000 දී සංශෝධනය වී යටකී ආයතනය ජාතික භෞතික සැලසුම් දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව වශයෙන් පුළුල්  වුණි. ඉන්පසු ඔවුන් ගේ කාර්ය භාරය අනුව රටටම අවශ්‍ය භෞතික සැලැස්ම ගැන තීරණ ගැනීමට බලය ලබා ගෙන ඇතිබව පැහැදිලි වෙයි.. එහි ප්‍රතිඵලයක් ලෙස 2007 දී එළි දැක්වූ ජාතික භෞතික සැලැස්ම දක්වන්නට පිළිවන. මේ සැලැසුමට සංකල්පීය අර්ථ සපයන්නේ 2002 නිකුත් කළ රීගේනින් ශ්‍රී ලංකා ලියවිල්ලයි. මේ ලියවිල්ල මගින් බලාපොරොත්තු වූයේ රටේ භෞතික යටිතල පහසුකම් දියුණු කරලීමට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

මාව අරලියගහ මැදුරට ගෙන්නලා බලපෑම් කළේ - Talk With Chatura -Interview given by Suhada Gamalath, Retd. Solicitor General
Talk with Chatura
https://youtu.be/2_e_fVGf6q8... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

A person who was distributing mudslinging posters against Gotabaya arrested in Mirihana
Courtesy Hiru News
A person who was distributing mudslinging posters against SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapakse in Mirhana was arrested. SLPP members charge that this suspect is a representative of non cabinet Minister Harsha De Silva. A tense situation occurred at the time of the arrest https://youtu.be/5b6VyonTwl0... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

Sri Lanka Cabinet planning to Surrender the Country to the Americans through the MCC SOFA and ACSA Compact
Mahinda Gunasekera
Thanks to the report published in the Lankaweb on November 6, 2019, by the Indian investigative journalist Sarojini Dutt, we are now able to see the foolish and dangerous steps taken by the present government to sacrifice our independence and sovereignty to the USA for a mere handful of dollars  ($480 million) promised as a grant, which too would go directly to US contractors engaged to carry out the work involving land surveys and converting the land grants given to landless farmers into freely marketable units to be registered in a digitized land bank system. This... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

ගෝඨාභයට එරෙහිව මඩ පෝස්ටර් බෙදූ, අමාත්‍ය හර්ෂ ද සිල්වාගේ ලේකම්වරයෙකු ඇතුළු දෙදෙනෙකු අත්අඩංගුවට
උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස්
ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති ධුර අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට අපහාස වන අයුරින් සැකසූ අත්පත්‍රිකාවක් ‍බෙදාහරිමින් සිටි පුද්ගලයින් දෙදෙනෙකු එම අත්පත්‍රිකා සමග මිරිහාන ප්‍රදේශයේදී අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන තිබෙනවා. https://youtu.be/5b6VyonTwl0 එම ප්‍රදේශය නියෝජනය කරන ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ප්‍රාදේශීය දේශපාලනඥයින් චෝදනා කළේ අදාළ  සැකකරු එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ කැබිනට් නොවන අමාත්‍ය හර්ෂ ද සිල්වා මහතාගේ ආධාරකරුවෙකු බවයි. ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති ධුර අපෙක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට අපහාස වන අයුරින් සැකසූ අත්පත්‍රිකාවක් අද පෙරවරුවේ විජේරාම කලා ප්‍රදේශය සහ මිරිහාන ප්‍රදේශය ආශ්‍රිතව බෙදාහැර තිබුණා. කෙසේ වෙතත් එම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT HOW SL WILL LOSE ITS LAND
Shenali
https://www.facebook.com/shenali.waduge/videos/10159431598524466/UzpfSTYyODY3OTQ2NToxMDE1OTQzMTY1MTM3OTQ2Ng/?__tn__=%2CdlC-R-R&eid=ARDE13jNnI33nuOTUV5HMxHdrJzWILUqa4NnNuesdHk2_J-AQiXPs-hBxt4h4NVXQAC2DszXfclOfOWO&hc_ref=ARSK6TQRA2-wEms8ficKHfiZH-aANbPvWOgLfOsRdgjyioUQi5a5doN4H8hqVjf79Nk... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/11/19)

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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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"Human Rights Watch, one of the world's best-financed and most influential human rights organizations? It turns out that they cook the books about facts, cheat on interviews, and put out pre-determined conclusions that are driven more by their ideology than by evidence. These are serious accusations, and they are demonstrably true".-Alan Dershowitz Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
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Amnesty and HRW may research their material and appear to be neutral in their assessments every time, no one can really evaluate their impartiality unless one sets out to investigate their background funding, behind-the-scenes researchers and the influences under which they operate. Read "Gutter Tactics of Amnesty International (AI) in Sri Lanka"
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