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YAHAPALANA AND THE ECONOMY Part 14
KAMALIKA PIERIS
DAIRY INDUSTRY. Ministry of Rural Economic Development had imported high- yielding pregnant milch cows from Wellard Rural Exports Pvt. Ltd., Australia. They had arrived in November 2017. These cows were imported as part of an initiative by the Ministry of Rural Economic Development. The Ministry had ignored the warnings given by the Department of Animal Production and Health that cows from Australia carried highly contagious and deadly diseases. 3,030 of these cows were distributed to 46  middle-scale dairy farmers around the country. Investors paid Rs. 200,000 per cow and the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/19)

Rise of family power and memories
Lucien Rajakarunanayake Courtesy The Island
Sajith Premadasa, with his black T-shirt and huge Indian-politico garland at Badulla, is certainly making a massive pitch to be the UNP's next candidate for the Presidential poll. His spread of villages and towns in the country has passed its 250th, and is racing ahead to keep alive his paternal memories of Gam Udava. The Gam Udava politics and memories of his father are certainly good for his loud backers in the green bandwagon. But, there is certainly much of important human and political forgetfulness in the run... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/19)

Shock Doctrine in Sri Lanka
By Lakshman I. Keerthisinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
"Sri Lanka enjoys a geographic position in the middle of very significant sea lanes and transit lanes that is an envy of many nations. The US acknowledges that, and we know we have a partner in Sri Lanka that shares our interests, making sure that those transit lanes and sky stay open for free navigation in this region and beyond. So we have a mutual interest, as do other nations who want free transit"--Alaina B. Teplitz - American Ambassador Recently during a Parliamentary debate the subject of 'Shock Doctrine;'... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/19)

A book worthy of a read by all Sri Lankans
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today
A new book titled, Tamil Tigers Debt to America authored by Daya Gamage, has been published by the Library of Congress (under control No. 2016913508) ISBN: 1537053485 and 13:9781537053486 respectively. The author is an old Trinitian who read Economics and European Political history at Peradeniya; subsequently became an academic at a U.S. University, prior to joining the  U.S. Federal Service. Daya Gamage had worked with Dr. Robert K Bloggs, the most Senior Political Councillor, attached to the U.S. Embassy in Colombo from 1989 to 1993.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/19)

Presidential candidate Ranil faction agrees to name Sajith
By W.K. Prasad Manju Courtesy Ceylon Today
Trying to reach a consensus on the existing UNP presidential candidate conundrum, conditions have been laid down by Ranil Wickremesinghe's faction, who have agreed to name Deputy UNP Leader, Sajith Premadasa as the Presidential candidate, internal sources said. However, the Premadasa faction has still to respond. It is reported that these conditions include keeping to the Party leadership, naming Wickremesinghe as the Prime Ministerial candidate and offering the General Secretary post of the proposed Democratic National Front (DNF) to a Leader of the UNP. In addition, Wickremesinghe's name has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/19)

China-Lanka Buddhist Association sets up water purification plant in remote Lankan village
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, August 16 (Xinhua): The Sri Lanka China Buddhist Friendship Association together with the Chinese Embassy in Colombo,  have donated a drinking water purification plant to the   Moragollagama village, in Kurunegala, in Sri Lanka’s  North Western Province. A statement from the Chinese Embassy on Thursday said that the water purification facility is the fourth such facility donated by the Chinese Embassy to a remote village in Sri Lanka. Lankan village kids have a look at the water purification plant Moragollagama consists of 150 families, most of whom... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/19)

India-Lanka Foundation invites research and educational project proposals
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, August 16 (newsin.asia): The India – Sri Lanka Foundation (ISLF) invites research and other educational project proposals in the areas of Education, Art & Culture, Archaeological Studies, Agricultural Research, Science & Technology, Information Technology, Health, Development Studies, and Gender Studies. Under the above thrust areas, proposals could be submitted for research projects and other educational activities at recognised institutions of learning located in India and in Sri Lanka, visits and exchanges involving students, scholars, academics, artists, professionals and performing artists, to participate in conference/seminar, symposia, art exhibition, film festival, cultural events and training... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/19)

Colombo’s property value to rocket following completion of mega project
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, Aug. 15 – With the completion of a mega China-funded port city project in capital Colombo, property value here is expected to increase within six years, a leading property report said. The report, titled Lanka Property Web, 2019, Real Estate Trend, said that with the completion of the Colombo Port City, business and residential areas in central Colombo will see a steep rise in property and rental values. Projects, including residential buildings, located around the Beira lake front are expected to double in value within the next six... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/19)

Bangladesh High Commission in Lanka observed National Mourning Day by serving cancer patients
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, August 16 (newsin.asia): The Bangladesh High Commission in Sri Lanka commemorated the “National Mourning Day’ marking the 44th anniversary of the brutal assassination of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by serving cancer patients in Matara in the Southrn Sri Lanka and Anuradhapura in the North Central Province. In the morning of August 15, the National Flag of Bangladesh was hoisted at half-mast at the High Commission by High Commissioner M. Riaz Hamidullah. A minute’s silence was observed as a mark of respect to the Father of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/19)

හිරු CIA අනාවරණයෙන් පසු කළබල වූ රාජ්‍ය නිලධාරීන්
උපුටා ගැන්ම - හිරු පුවත්
මුතුරාජවෙල තෙත් බිම් කලාපයේ කඩොලාන විනාශයක් පිළිබඳව හිරු සී.අයි.ඒ. හරහා පසුගිය 14 වැනිදා අනාවරණයක් සිදුකළා. <br /><br />එම ප්‍රදේශයේ කළ හෙළි පෙහෙළි කිරීම් ගොවිජන සේවා දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව හා පොලිසිය ලබාදුන් උපදෙස් මත සිදුකළ බවයි ඉඩමේ හිමිකම වෙනුවෙන් පෙනී සිටි කාන්තාව වන සංරක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තු නිලධාරීන් හමුවේ ප්‍රකාශ කළේ. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සතු වැදගත්ම නාගරික තෙත්බිම් කලාපය වන්නේ මුතුරාජවෙල තෙත් භූමියයි. https://youtu.be/JT-9Z3v4RZE කොළඹ නගරයට වරින්වර ඇතිවන ගංවතුර තර්ජනය පාලනය කරනා මුතුරාජවෙල කඩොලාන පරිසරය පසුගියදා යෙදුනු රජයේ නිවාඩු දින කිහිපයේදී සංවිධානාත්මක පිරිසක් යාන්ත්‍රික කියත් උපයෝගී කරගෙන සුනුවිසුනු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/08/19)

යහපාලන පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට වසර 04 සම්පූර්ණ වෙයි.. මාස 06කින් විසිරුවා හැරීම ස්ථිරයි..
ජයකාන්ත ලියනගේ  lanka C news
වත්මන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට අදාල මහ මැතිවරණය පවත්වා හෙටට (17) වසර 04 ක් සපිරේ. මෙරට අර්බුද රැසක් නිර්මාණය වූ පාර්ලිමේන්තුව ලෙසින් ඉතිහාසයට එක්වන මෙහි ජාතික ලැයිස්තුව පත් කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් වූ සලකා බැලීමකි මේ. සමානුපාතික ඡන්ද ක්‍රමය යටතේ ජාතික ලැයිස්තුව සැකසෙන්නේ මහජන ඡන්දයෙන් ජයග්‍රහණය කල නොහැකි, ජාතික වටිනානමක් ඇති පුරවැසියන්ගේ සේවය රටට ලබා ගැනීම සදහාය. ඔවුන් කිසි විටෙක මහජන සේවය සදහා තමන් තෝරා ගන්නැයි ඉල්ලමින් ජනතාව පසුපස යන්නන් නොව, ජනතාවට සේවය කරන්නැයි ඔවුන්ගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටිය යුත්තේ මහජනතාවය. සුවිශේෂී ඝනයේ වෘත්තියවේදීන්, මහා විද්‍යාඥයින්, ආර්ථිකයේ මහා සැලසුම්කරුවන් වැනි ජාතියේ මහා බුද්ධිමතුන්ගේ සේවය රටට ලබාගැනීම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/08/19)

යෝජිත සේවා නියුක්ති පනත ඉල්ලා අස් කර ගන්නා ලෙස කරනු ලබන ඉල්ලීම
වෘත්තීය සමිති සහ සිවිල් සංවිධාන
කෙටුම්පතකි අතින් භාරදීම 2019 අගොස්තු මස වන දින. රවින්ද්‍ර සමරවීර, කම්කරු සහ වෘත්තීය සමිති අමාත්‍යතුමා කම්කරු සහ වෘත්තීය සමිති අමාත්‍යංශය, 02 වන මහල, කම්කරු මහ ලේකම් කාර්යාලය, නාරාහේන්පිට, කොළඹ 05. ගරු අමාත්‍යතුමනි, යෝජිත සේවා නියුක්ති පනත ඉල්ලා අස් කර ගන්නා ලෙස කරනු ලබන ඉල්ලීම ඔබ අමාත්‍යංශය විසින් 2019 ජුලි මස 09 වන දින පවත්වන ලද කම්කරු උපදේශක සභාවට ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලද සේවා නියුක්ති පනතේ කෙටුම්පත එහි අඩංගුවන කම්කරු අයිතීන් බරපතල ලෙස කප්පාදු කිරීමේ නෛතික අවකාශ නිසාවෙන් එය වහා ඉල්ලා අස් කර ගැනීමට පියවර ගන්නා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/08/19)

IS has found footing in Sri Lanka, India: report
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
India, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Afghanistan are among the countries where the Islamic State (IS) terror group has found a footing, as its influence has diminished drastically across its territory of origin in Iraq and Syria, the Hindustan Times reported on Friday quoting a leading conflict monitor. According to data released by Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED), a US-based conflict monitoring and crisis mapping body, IS has this year regrouped and carried out more activity outside of West Asia than inside it for the first time, “The IS greeted its loss of territory... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/08/19)

Islamic State eyes India, Sri Lanka as next operational hub: report
Courtesy DECCAN CHRONICLE
The monitor showed that the increase in its activity outside West Asia -- mostly across South Asia and Africa-- is drastic.  In recent times, IS has carried out more activities outside West Asia than inside and also restructured its group, under the directions of its leader Abubakr al-Baghdadi. (Photo: Representational /AFP) New Delhi: India, Turkey, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka are among the countries where radical terror group Islamic State (IS) is eyeing to foot its influence as its hold in the territories of origin (Iran and Syria)... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/08/19)

For the education of yahapalana minister Navin Dissanayaka
C. Wijeyawickrema
When the country is getting ready to get rid of the death-trap and the white elephant called the 13th Amendment, that Rajiv Gandhi forced JRJ to swallow, and the governors are running the show without PCs, Navin Dissanayaka (ND) must be crazy to talk about police and land powers to PCs. This is now a dead issue with the death of Sumanthiran-Jayampathi-Lal Wijenayaka bogus constitution. It is a waste of time to talk about the 13-A dilemma, but if ND expects to be a politician with meaningful ideas, and perhaps a quick action plan... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/08/19)

පොඩි මිනිහට හිටියෙ දෙයියෝ විතරයි..
FB https://www.facebook.com/niroshan.Prem/videos/1349181515238157/UzpfSTM5NzE0MDMwMDQ0ODE1MToxMjYzODQ1NjE3MTEwOTQ0/... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 16/08/19)

Follow money trail
Editorial Courtesy The Island
Some polls monitors have called for a ceiling on election campaign expenditure. This, we hear in the run-up to elections like koha’s mating call during the Avurudu season. But nothing happens thereafter and the issue is forgotten. Politicians and moneybags carry on regardless, and corruption thrives. The Election Commission (EC) takes pride in the fact that a wealthy candidate who spent more than Rs. 40 million at the last local government polls finds himself in hot water. He was not alone in throwing money around to get votes, but others are not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/08/19)

Storing paddy at Mattala airport SriLankan Airlines ex-Chairman before PCoI
By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island
Former Chairman of SriLankan Airlines Ajith Dias, yesterday, made a statement on the decision to store paddy at the Mattala Airport in 2015, to the Police Unit attached to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating corruption in the current administration.   Last month Dias was asked to appear before the CID unit attached to the Presidential Commission after it was revealed that in 2015. Dias sent a letter to Charitha Ratwatte, senior advisor to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, on a UL letterhead, had stated that they were willing to allow the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/08/19)

70-year-old ‘Tikiri’ taken back to Kegalle following controversy
Courtesy Adaderana
The emaciated 70-year old elephant named ‘Tikiri’, whose photos were widely shared on social media for being walked in the Esala Perahera, was taken back to Kegalle yesterday (14). The Secretary of Captive Elephant Owners’ Association of Sri Lanka Dharmasiri Karunaratne said the owner of ‘Tikiri’ had walked the elephant in the parade to fulfill a promise made to God Vishnu. https://youtu.be/QxlruX1ANNs He stressed that ‘Tikiri’ is in a good health condition while refuting the backlash received from social media recently. He also emphasized that this... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/08/19)

UNP in crisis even without Gota
By Kusal Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Gotabaya from SLPP is not the issue for the massive upheaval in the UNPPolitical rebellion for a leadership change in the UNP became a growing issue with the fall of the UNP Government in 2003Sajith was brought in for his father’s legacy and not for his political acumenSajith is no Rajapaksa to fight for a new comeback Sunday in Colombo was Gotabaya’s day. Monday in Badulla was Sajith’s. Tuesday, it was reported, Ranil had his day with Sajith hurrying to meet his leader.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/08/19)

Sri Lankans Up in Arms Over US Military Pacts
By Sudha Ramachandran Courtesy  The Diplomat
A proposed Status of Forces Agreement with the the US is stirring up political controversy in Sri Lanka An honor guard made up of Sailors attached to the USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and a Marine attached to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific display the colors as the ship arrives in Colombo, March 26, 2016.Image Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Timothy Hale Two defense cooperation agreements between the United States and Sri Lanka, the already signed Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/08/19)

Presidential Election 2020 Gotabaya Rajapaksa versus Sajith Premadasa
By Sumanasiri Liyanage Courtesy Ceylon Today
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) held its first national convention at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium on 11 August 2019. Undoubtedly, it was a colourful and splendid event. At the convention, two decisions of importance were announced. These decisions are Mahinda Rajapaksa (MR) would be the Leader of the SLPP and Gotabaya Rajapaksa (GR) will be the Presidential Candidate for 2020. Whatever I write below, there are two things to be praised. The convention started on time and ended on time. In a country where none of us work... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/08/19)

AG instructs to expedite probes into Lasantha & Thajudeen murders
Courtesy Adaderana
The Attorney General has instructed the Acting IGP to expedite the conclusion of police investigations into several high-profile cases including the murders of Lasantha Wickramthunga and Wasim Thajudeen. The cases include the assassination of journalist Lasantha Wickramathunga, the killing of 17 aid workers in 2006, the murder of Sri Lankan rugby player Wasim Thajudeen, the abduction of journalist Keith Noyahr, the abduction and disappearance of 11 Tamil youths. The Attorney General had instructed the Acting IGP to conclude investigations into the cases without delay and to submit the completed filed to the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/08/19)

SLFP’s decision on presidential poll to be announced Sep. 3
Courtesy Adaderana
The decision of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) regarding the upcoming Presidential Election will be announced at the party’s convention on September 03, according to General Secretary of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Mahinda Amaraweera. Speaking at a press briefing in Colombo today (15), the MP said that plans are underway to organize a grand ceremony for the Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s 68th Annual Convention. He said that during the event on September 03, President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to provide an explanation of the party’s future programmes. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/08/19)

යුක්තිය ඉටු කිරීමට ආරක්ෂක අංශ නිර්භයව ක්‍රියාකළ යුතුයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
කිසිදු බලපෑමකට යටත් නොවී මහජනතාව වෙනුවෙන් යුක්තිය ඉටු කිරීම සඳහා ආරක්ෂක අංශ සාමාජිකයින් නිර්භයව ක්‍රියාකළ යුතු බව අති උතුම් මැල්කම් කාදිනල් රංජිත් හිමිපාණන් පවසනවා. අද කොළඹදී පැවැති උත්සවයකට එක්වෙමින් උන්වහන්සේ මේ බව සදහන් කළා නියෝජ්‍ය පොලිස්පති හිටපු පොලිස් මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක ප්‍රියන්ත ජයකොඩි මහතා විසින් රචිත ග්‍රන්ත ත්‍රිත්වයක් එළිදැක්විමේ උත්සවයට අද අති උතුම් මැල්කම් කාදිනල් රංජිත් හිමිපාණන් සහභාගී වුණා. එහිදී අදහස් දැක්වූ කාදිනල් හිමිපාණන්. https://youtu.be/KXE7-f9RDE0... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/08/19)

වත්මන් රජය වැරදි සොයන්න කොමිසමක් පත් කළ යුතුයි - අජිත් ප්‍රසන්න
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
වත්මන් රජය රණවිරුවන් පිළිබඳව අනුගමනය කළ වැරදි ප්‍රතිපත්ති සම්බන්ධයෙන් සොයා බැලීමට මීළඟට පත්වන ජනාධිපතිවරයා විසින් ජනාධිපති කොමිසමක් පත් කළ යුතු බව විශ්‍රාමික මේජර් අජිත් ප්‍රසන්න මහතා පවසනවා. ශ්‍රී ලංකා ගෝලීය සංසදයේ කොළඹ පැවති වැඩසටහනකට එක්වෙමින් ඔහු මේ බව සදහන් කළා https://youtu.be/DRXuXDaENk4... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/08/19)

ගෝඨාභය නිර්පාක්ෂික වීම ගැන නිදහස් පක්ෂය සතුටින්
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
ජනාධිපතිවරණ අපේක්ෂක, ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ නිර්පාක්ෂික වීම සතුටුදායක තත්ත්වයක් බව එක්සත් ජනතා නිදහස් සන්ධානය පවසනවා. කොළඹ අද පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක්වෙමින් එහි මහලේකම් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී මහින්ද අමරවීර මේ බව කියා සිටියා https://youtu.be/9NBzTrOmD8I මේ අතර, ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණෙන් ජනාධිපතිවරණයට අපේක්ෂකයෙකු ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම සාකච්ඡාවලට බාධාවක් නොවන බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂ ජාතික සංවිධායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී දුමින්ද දිසානායක පවසනවා. තඹුත්තේගම - සෝලම ප්‍රදේශයේ අද පැවති ජන හමුවකට එක්වෙමින් මන්ත්‍රීවරයා මේ බව කියා සිටියා.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/08/19)

Gota can tackle national security issues: Malwatte prelate
J.A.L. Jayasinghe Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Mahanayake of the Malwatte Chapter, Most Ven. Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Thera said Gotabaya Rajapaksa has the potential and experience to tackle the prevailing national security issues in the country. The Mahanayake Thera expressed these views when Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited him along with party leader Mahinda Rajapaksa after seeking blessings from the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy today. https://youtu.be/hs404mL_2aw There is a problem with regard to national security and therefore it needs attention. You are the one who... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/19)

This is the last chance, Gatambe Chief Prelate’s advice to Gotabaya
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa along with Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa and MP Basil Rajapaksa visited the Temple of the Sacred Tooth in Kandy today (14). A large crowd of Kandy public and several Joint Opposition members had organized a warm welcome for the Presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa. https://youtu.be/ZWKN6PwoYs8 After paying homage to the Temple of the Tooth, he received the blessings of the Chief Prelates of the Asgiri and Malwatu chapters as well. Later, he visited the Sri Thelwa Vinayagar Pulleyar Kovil... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/19)

The United National Party (UNP) led alliance, Democratic National Front (DNF) formation in limbo
By Sumudu Chamara Courtesy Ceylon Today
The formation of the United National Party (UNP) led alliance, Democratic National Front (DNF), is being further delayed, and as a result, nominating a Presidential candidate has also been postponed, sources said. United National Front (UNF) leaders, on the night of 13 August, met at the Temple Trees to discuss matters in regard to expediting the formation of the DNF. However, according to a UNF source, the discussion had not led to any concrete agreement. It is reported that the UNF had paid a great deal of attention... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/19)

CCD officers caught chatting with Kanjipani: investigation begins
The investigation into the complaint filed by Magalkanda Sudantha Thera against the officers of the Colombo Criminal Division who were caught in conversation with underworld leader Kanjipani Imran, has begun under the direction of the Western Province Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police (SDIG).If the allegations are confirmed to be true, the SDIG has advised the National Police Commission to take maximum disciplinary action against the suspects... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 15/08/19)

"දුප්පතුන් දකිනවිට පපුව පැලෙන්න එනවා අන්තවාදයට ඉඩ තියන්නේ නැහැ"
පාලිත ආරියරත්න
ලිපියේ දුප්පත් යන වචනය කිහිප ආකාරයකින් යොදා ගැනේ ඒ මේ අදහස් ලිපය තුල ගොනු කිරීම සඳහා පමණයි  : අසරණ, දුප්පත්, හිගකම, අඩුව, නැතිකම , මදිකම , හිඟන, ඕනෑ, දිළිඳු, දීන, නියාලු, අඩු, අපොහොසත්, දරිද්‍ර, දුර්වල, නිදන, බැරි, යමකින් හීන, සුළු, අනාරක්ෂිත, අදක්ෂ, හා තවත් කරුණු සඳහා.... අසරණ, දුප්පත්, හිගකම, අඩුව, නැතිකම , මදිකම , හිඟන, ඕනෑ, දිළිඳු, දීන, නියාලු, අඩු, අපොහොසත්, දරිද්‍ර, දුර්වල, නිදන, බැරි, යමකින් හීන, සුළු, අනාරක්ෂිත, අදක්ෂ, හා තවත් කරුණු සඳහා....දැන් දැන් අමුතුම  තාලේ දේශපාලන කතා වටින් ගොඩින් ඇහෙමින් පවතී එකෙක් රට සංවර්ධනය ගැන කතා කරනවිට ,තවකෙකු හොරකම් මැරකම්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/19)

පුද්ගලික අංශයට සුඛෝපභෝගී බස්රථ ගෙන්න ඉඩ දෙනවා.. ලංගමට ගේන්න දෙන්නේ නැහැ - ලංගම විනාශ කරනවා මුදල් අමාත්‍යාංශයේ නිලධාරීන්ට ඇමැති අර්ජුනගෙන් දැඩි දෝස් මුරයක්...
ගරු ඇමැති. අර්ජුන රණතුංගගේ මාධ්‍ය ලේකම්,
“ශ්‍රී ලංගමට සුඛෝපභෝගි බස්රථ දෙදාහක් ගේන්න අපි සැලසුම් කළා. ඒකට දැන් අපි මාස එකහමාරක් තිස්සේ කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලයේ දඟලනවා. නමුත් මුදල් අමාත්‍යාංශයේ ඒ. සී. කාමරවල ඉන්න, සැප වාහනවල යන එන නිලධාරීන් මේ ව්‍යාපෘති‍යට බාධා කරනවා. කකුලෙන් අදිනවා. අපේ මිනිස්සු ලොරිචැසිවල යන එක ගැන ඒ නිලධාරීන්ට ගාණක් නැහැ. කැක්කුමක් නැහැ. ආණ්ඩුවේ ඇමැතිවරයෙක් මම. මට මේ රටේ පොඩි මිනිහා වෙනුවෙන් සුඛෝපභෝගී බස්රථ ගේනන බැරිනම්, ලංගම දියුණු කරමින් සුඛෝපභෝගී බස්රථ ගේන්න බැරිනම්, මුදල් අමාත්‍යාංශයේ නිළධාරීන් ඒ ව්‍යාපෘතියට බාධා කරනවා නම් අපි මොකටද දේශපාලනය කරන්නේ. මේ විදියට ‍ගියොත් අපිත් මේ දේශපාලනයේ ඉන්නවද කියන එක ගැන හිතන්න වෙනවා...”යි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/19)

SLFP firmly behind 'Gota for Prez' - Susil
Jayasuriya Udukumbura Courtesy Ceylon Today
Parliamentarian Susil Premajayantha claimed that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has joined the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) in campaigning for former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in order to gain victory at the upcoming Presidential Election. Addressing a Media briefing held today (14), he claimed that the SLFP has understood the policies put forward by the SLPP and has wisely chosen to accept the decision and support Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He further said that MP Dayasiri Jayasekara is under a false impression that the Members of the SLFP have... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/19)

Selecting Presidential candidate UNP MPs mull secret ballot
By J.T. de Silva and W.K. Prasad Manju Courtesy Ceylon Today
A group of United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarians are attempting to select the Presidential candidate, by holding a secret election at the Working Committee, and in the Parliamentary Group Meetings. Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera said that a document has been prepared by the MPs to request a secret election from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. He further added that Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara is making that document, and that he has refused to sign it. There is a possibility of holding a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/19)

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(LankaWeb - 15/08/19)

එජාප ජනපති අපේක්ෂකත්වය ගැන විවිධ අදහස්
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ ජනාධිපති ධුර අපේක්ෂකත්වය සම්බන්ධයෙන් දේශපාලනඥයින් කිහිපදෙනෙකු අද අදහස් පළකළා. https://youtu.be/TLcTBxty3fE... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/19)

ශ්‍රී ලංකා කතෝලික රදගුරු සම්මේලනය කම්පාවට පත්වෙයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
පාස්කු ඉරුදින ඛේදවාචකය සම්බන්ධයෙන් යුක්තිසහගත, සාධාරණ සහ අපක්ෂපාතී පරීක්ෂණයක් මේ දක්වා සිදු නොවීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් තමන් බලවත් කම්පාවට පත්වන බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා කතෝලික රදගුරු සම්මේලනය පවසනවා. නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් ඔවුන් ඉල්ලා සිටින්නේ එම ඛේදවාචකයට වගකිව යුතු සියලුදෙනා වහා නීතිය හමුවට පමුණුවන ලෙසයි. පාස්කු ඉරිදා ප්‍රහාරයෙන් පසු රටේ පවතින තත්ත්වය පිළිබඳ සාකච්ඡා කිරීම සඳහා ශ්‍රී ලංකා කතෝලික රදගුරු සම්මේලනය රැස්වීමක් පවත්වා ඇති අතර, ඉන් අනතුරුව මාධ්‍යයට නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කෙරුණා. https://youtu.be/AxUpYiyoB3o ශ්‍රී ලංකා කතෝලික රදගුරු සම්මේලනය නිකුත් කළ නිවේදනයේ වැඩිදුරටත් සඳහන් වන්නේ ජනතාවගේ සිත් තුළ තවමත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/19)

සැමට නිවාස දෙන බවට පාරම්බාන දේශපාලකයින් නොදුටු අසරණ පවුල
උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත්
දහසකුත් එකක් දුක් කම්කටොළු මැද ඔත්පලව ඇති සිය සැමියාත්, කුඩා දරු දෙදෙනාත් ජීවත් කිරීමට වෙර දරන මවක් පිළිබඳ පුවතක් අපට වාර්තා වුණේ රත්නපුර - නගරසභාගම ප්‍රදේශයෙන්. මේ රත්නපුර නගරසභාගම ප්‍රදේශයේ පදිංචි 41 හැවිරිදි නිල්මිණි දිල්රුක්ෂි බර්තලමියුස්. https://youtu.be/embREqOrYwI අනේකවිද සුන්දර  බලාපොරොත්තු මහ ගොඩක් නොතිබුණත් සිය සැමියාත් සමග කාටවත් අත්නොපා ජීවත්වූ අතීතයක් මේ අයට තිබුණා.<br /><br />කුලී වැඩ කර එදිනෙදා වේල සරිකරගත් දිල්රුක්ෂිගේ සැමියා ගසකින් වැටී එක්තැන් වීමත් සමග ජීවිතය ගැටගහගන්නට අද කාගේ හෝ සරණක් පතන්නට සිදුවී තිබෙනවා. සැමට නිවාස දෙන්නටත්, රට සුඛිතමුදිත කරන්නටත් දේශපාලන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/19)

මහින්ද-රවී හමුවේ.. සජිත් අපේක්‍ෂක කලොත් තමන් ඇතුළු 08ක් එජාපයෙන් ඉවත් වන බව දන්වයි..
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හිටපු ජනාධිපති වත්මන් විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා සහ එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ උප නායක විදුලිබල, බලශක්ති හා ව්‍යාපාර සංවර්ධන ඇමැති රවී කරුණානායක මහතා අතර හමුවක් ආසන්න දිනකදී සිදුවී ඇති බව සිරස රූපවාහිනි වාර්තා කළේය. යම් ලෙසකින් සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතාට එජාප ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂකත්වය ලබා දුනහොත් තමන් ඇතුළු අට දෙනෙකු පමණ පිරිසක් එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයෙන් ඉවත්වීමට සූදානම් බව රවී කරුණානායක මහතා එහිදී පවසා ඇතැයිද වාර්තාව පැවසීය. කෙසේ වෙතත් ඊට මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා නිශ්චිත පිළිතුරක් දී නැති බවද එම වාර්තාවේ කියැවින.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/08/19)

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  • 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
    -For Full story go to
  • Historical Development of Sinhala and Scripts click on the links!!
    -Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
    -Unethical conversion violates the UN convention on the right of the child

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